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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung □ Thursday, July 27,1995 □ 3Looking Back Comal County Historical Commission Sophienburg Museum and Archives Rosemarie Leissner Gregory Special to the Herald-Zeitung 125 years ago (1870) Translators: Carl and Ethel Saur Christian Knodcl found the body of Randall Stowall in the Guadalupe River at Steintruenke (Stein watering place) 3 miles below New Braunfels. Stowall had been in the Comal County Jail until about a week ago when he was turned over to Philipp Reinhardt, Deputy Sheriff of Guadalupe County, for removal to Seguin. George Pfeuffer has had correspondence regarding the Buffalo Bayou Brazos Railroad which would include New Braunfels on its way to San Antonio. Local gymnasts, Rudolph Wipprccht and Karl Forcke, are announcing a gymnastics school for boys, age 6-15, with instruction on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon at the gymnastics place. The cost is 25 cents per month. Jost Donsbach, mason, died last Wednesday from injuries received from a fall while constructing a local building. J.J. Groos has wagons, buggies, plows, and furniture for sale. Also, he is building 2 houses. IOO years ago (1895) Translator: Lottie Nebergall Miller The “Sour Pickle Time” is bringing fishermen from near and far to the banks of the Comal and Guadalupe rivers. For four weeks camp fires having been burning at the favorite fishing spots day and night, and snake stories are being told. Empty beer bottles, egg shells and an assortment of food stuff give witness that the fishermen have good appetites and prove that man needs more than a fishing pole to sur vive. Who desn’t know about mocha and java coffee? Now to be had at Streuer and Hoffmann. There was a pretty sight at our Market Place (Plaza) Sunday night where seating for IOO was arranged and wind lights illuminated the area. By dusk many people had gathered to hear a concert played by Grucnc’s Military Band. Those who on Sunday attended the barbecue at Yorks Creek had the opportunity to see Mr. Galle’s well, which he claims has water with which electric motors can be run. 75 years ago (1920) Arlene Krueger Seales Work has been commenced on the erection of the new Comal Sanitarium and when completed it will be another show place for this section. The grounds are beautifully located on the Comal River and the building will be fireproof of hollow tile and reinforced concrete. It will be 44X80 feet of two stories with large basement and surrounded by 184 running feet of porches ten feet wide. On the lower floor will be 12 rooms for patients, eight of them with private bath, and on the second floor will be rooms for 12 patients, with accomodations for 12 additional patients....The operating room will be on the first floor, 15X15 feet and with the very latest modem surgical equipment. A modem X-ray room will also be on the first floor and a complete laboratory with equipment for all emergencies. The heating plant will be of the hot air type and the hospital will be one of the very few in the south equipped with gas for aesthesia....The building is being erected at a cost of over $30,000 by the Comal Hospital Co., with Drs. Bergfeld and Hagler in charge but will be open to all ethical Archives Anonymous physicians and their patients made welcome, with twelve nurses regularly employed....A.C. Moeller has the contract for erecting the building and nothing but the very latest approved equipment will be installed. D.E. Grove, Jr. arrived Monday with twenty boys and two cooks and established Camp Wctompa at Waco Springs. Mr. Grove is the leader of the choir at St. Matthews Cathedral in Dallas and also plays the pipe organ at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. This is the second recreation camp he has held this summer, the other one being near Dallas for the choir boys, who numbered about fifty and spent two weeks at the camp. Most of the youngsters in his charge are boy scouts and their ages range from eight years to nineteen and they are all highly delighted at the prospect of six weeks real camp life in such beautiful surroundings. State Senator Martin Faust of New Braunfels, who had announced for reelection from the 21st District, has withdrawn his name. Pink Boll Worm The Federal Agricultural Board has announced the following quarantine as effecting Texas cotton and cotton seed products, same to become effective within two weeks. Absolute quarantine will apply to Orange, Jefferson, Chambers, Galveston, Port of Brazoria, Harris, Liberty and Jasper counties. This means that no cotton can be planted in those counties, or if planted that the products will not be permitted to go on the markets. R.E. Klocpper and family spent a weeks vacation on the Ernst Stein ranch at Clear Spring and report having caught 203 pounds of fish. In the number were a fourteen pound catfish and one of nineteen pounds. This report we arc solemnly assured will be substantiated by actual photos as soon as the photographer can make the prints. It is hoped that the films will not be found faulty and that they will show up the evidence clearly. 50 years ago (1945) Betty Pfeuffer Tricsch The directors of the Chamber of Commerce, along with county and officials and the newly elected directors, were guests of Hilmar Dochne, president of the Chamber, at a barbecue Tuesday evening. The feed was spread at the city park pavilion and was in the way of a celebration of the end of the 1944-1945 fiscal year....The official slate for the 1945©1946 year was elected at this meeting Julius H. Schleyer was named president. Harvy Richards first vice president, H.A. Dietel second vice president and Milton W. Dietz treasurer. The Center for Service Men, New Braunfels own hometown, home operated ‘USO’, will conduct its campaign for funds entirely, separate and apart from the United War Chests-USO National funds campaign this year, the Center Steering Committee decided Saturday in its regular monthly meeting. Comal Post 179, the American Legion and the Auxiliary will entertain their members and all veterans of World War ll at the Service Center on Wednesday, August I at 8:00 p.m. with AA-95-193 By JANE JACKSON JOHN MOLER, photographer Special to the Herald-Zeitung What a joy it is to answer the calls from our readers...just to know that there is so much caring and helpfulness in our community. You have made our project a great success...and we pray that you will continue to be interested in “setting history straight." We would like to thank Jean Pfeuffer, Dottie Mueller, and all the other callers who identified our subjects in AA-95-190, RANGERETTES FORMAL—1953. Several folks commented on how pretty these ladies looked. (They are still pretty ladies.) So here goes. (L to R) Dorothy Eickenroht Mueller, Mike Hayes, Manjane Fischer Stafford, Harriett Schmidt, John Hillje, Judy Nuhn Morton, Steve Lopez, Maria Lopez, Vernon Uecker, (ieiuldine Grosgebuuer Uecker, Shirley Pfannstiel Schwarzlosc, Tressie Mac J an sc h Russell Vivian Hildebrand and Rudy Seidel made a positive ID on WHO? AA-95-19 I. It seems that this young lady, Ruth Robertson was a dear friend of Vivian. Hurly and Vivian tell us that Ruth’s father was a game warden. They moved off to Colorado and Vivian says that she lost track of her. AA-95-192 is another “OLDIE BEAUTY.” Bet someone out there knows who this is. We have a really good record on the old photographs of late. AA-95-193 is entered in the “Seidel book” as HIGH SCHOOL GROUNDBREAKING- 1950. Hope we get a good response on this one as NBHS was an important addition to our com- Qoetveot Accessories AA-95-192 mi miry Now don’t sit back and expect everyone else to call...we need your input. You wouldn’t want to have your name under someone else’s mug, would you? I his week we had a number of readers call with corrections on ID’s., we never give up . but we DO need your help. While you are reading your paper...think about a visit to the Sophienburg Archives. We’ll put the “red carpet” out for those who want a tour. This is an institution which is mn on volunteer aid, and it is a way to help your community and derive great reward in doing so. Our counterpart, the Sophienburg Museum, 401 W. Coll, is presently showing an outstanding exhibit of the trunks which were brought over from Germany by the founders of New Braunfels. It is exciting to see all of the artifacts which were brought here by those courageous people. KEEP READING . KEEP REMEMBERING...KEEP CALLING...629-1900. 620-0615 * Hill Country Roofing MWfli * \'jotter tile Des* competitive on ' construction reroot ana nome '•.-pairs We guarantee a job well done | (210) 303-6400 I 'tv* :l >■■■!■..Ic Af.I--    I DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS Jim Goodbread (Instructor) 210-625-0312 f«0or TRAVELS ■ nato Hamlet by Paul Rudmck Performed by The San Marcos Players at Gordo’s on the Square in San Marcos on August 8, 9, and IO at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door_ Come By for Cruise Specials NOW! 133 Landa Street a free barbecue and other entertainment, Post Commander Willard Hill announced today....The meeting, especially planned as a big get-acquainted fete with World War II Veterans, whether discharged or home on leave or furlough, is the first such effort planned by the local post to mingle the “old men” with the youngsters. In a report from the Faust Library it was revealed that during the first half of 1945, ending June 30, there were 8,478 books circulated and 10,707 visitors recorded. June, the first month of the summer vacation lead as shown by the 1,749 visitors and a circulation of 1,544 volumes checked out. 25 years ago (1970) Myra Lee Adams Goff A descendant of New Braunfels founding families, Miss Karen Pfeuffer, has been chosen as “Miss Loverwurst” of the 1970 Wurstfcst.... Karen is a 22-year-old, tall, slender, blue-eyed blond, and a New Braunfels native. According to the Wurst Association selection committee, the young beauty is....”a perfect Miss Loverwurst.” She is the daughter of Mrs. Ora Mae Pfeuffer and Somers Pfueffer of New Braunfels. The name of her great-great-great-grandfather, Johann Startz, appears on the plaque recently placed on the memorial in Landa Park. Miss Shirley Hcilmann and Ronald Smithers are planning a September wedding. Their engagement and approaching marriage arc revealed by her parents, Mr. and Mrs Elmer Hcilmann. Mr. Smithers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Smithers. Miss I leil-mann is a 1970 graduate of New Braunfels High School, and Mr. Smithers is a Canyon High School graduate. He is employed at Mission Valley Mills. The wedding will take place September 5 in First Protestant United Church of Christ. Becker Motor Co. won the American League championship, then went on to defeat the the National League Optimists, 4-3, for the city Little League championship July 14. Charles Gillis, Dennis Meckel, Butch Benitez, and Lawrence Tausch are managing and coaching the team. Tom Rheinlandcr, Terry Tausch, Steve Wilson, Jesse Garcia, Dennis Meckel, Greg Schorn, Ramon Chapa, and Jesse McKinnis are team members. Natural Bridge Caverns will be the scene August I of the wedding of Bradley Gillum Ediger, state chairman of the Texas Speleological Association, and Miss Phyllis Jill Moody, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Coon of Corpus Christi. Mr. Ediger’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ott D. Ediger of Sinton. TIS IHI: SEASON "365 Days of Christmas" Year Round Christmas Village I Day Sale Christmas in July Sat. July 29,1995 20% OFF most items in store Come Experience This World of Timeless Traditions in Historic "Downtown NEW BRAUNFELS" OPEN Mon thru Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Till 8:00 pm Thursday & Friday 265 West San Antonio Street • (210) 629 - 9711 Ifs a crime the way some people risk their lives. Tampering with your electric meter can be a deadly mistake, and the result is often a serious injury or even death, lf that isn't enough to deter you, consider this fact: stealing electricity is against the law. Never tamper with your meter for 'free' electricity. Your electric service should never be a case of your money or your life. /Mf Pedernales '' Urn Electric Cooperative, Inc. Bringing Energy to the Texas Hill Country ;