New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 12, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
DAVID SULLENS, Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN, Managing Editor
Page 4AHerald-Ze/tong, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, June 12, 1991
Published Sunday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday aflern'xtns by New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, 707 landa St., cr P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131 1328. Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels Herald Zeitung at New Braunfels, Texas.
DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher
JANINE GREEN Managing Editor
LONE■ BF ASLEY Advertising Director
CHERYL Duvall Business Manager
KAREN REININGER Classified Manager
CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager
GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman
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The Herald salutes residents who make our world better
Every week residents of our arca do many, many things that deserve special recognition. Often those things find their way into the pages of this newspaper, but sometimes they don’t.
This space is devoted each week to providing that recognition. Some of what appears in it will be taken from the pages of the Herald-Zeitung Some will be provided by our readers.
If you know of someone who deserves special recognition, let us know. Call cither Managing Editor Janine Green or Editor and Publisher David Sullcns and we’ll take it from there. Our telephone number is 625-9144.
Kudos this week go to:
• The Children’s Museum on its Discovery Scries which began yesterday and will continue through Aug. 2. Sessions arc from 9 a m.-noon Tuesdays through Fridays and admission is $25 per week or $7 a day. Museum members pay $20 a week or $6 a day. Session topics range from watercolor to wreath making to papier-mache to sandcasting to cooking to quilt making to sewing.
• The New Braunfels Rotary Club on its $3.(XX) donation to the Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation to help complete the Senior Citizens Center. The money was raised through the club’s recent fish fry.
• Mountain Valley Elementary School Principal Carroll Welch on his retirement. Welch and his wife, Barbara, were recently honored by the Canyon Lake community with a retirement party on the school grounds. .
• Schlittcrbahn Water Park and Resort on being one of 26 finalists for San Antonio and South Texas Entrepreneur Awards. The 26 were chosen from 60 nominations. Winners will be announced June 20 at an awards banquet.
• New Braunfels Police Chief C R. “Dick” Headed on having given a baseball autographed by Nolan Ryan to be used as a raffle prize to benefit the Emergency Children's Shelter for Abused and Neglected Children in New Braunfels.
• Rose Tuseth on her recent win of the Landa Ladies Goll Association Championship. It was the eighth such win forTuscth, who recently qualified for the championship flight at the state tournament for amateur women golfers and who has won the women’s city championship in New Braunfels eight of the past nine years.
• Those who give their time in any way to help make the Comal County youth sports programs a success. An excellent example arc those who volunteer their lime to serve as umpires in the little league programs.
• Justin Fournier, Mountain Valley Elementary School third grader, on his receipt of the first Bill Brown Memorial Award for courage and determination.
• All those who worked to make last weekend’s Wateriest celebration the tremendous success that it was. T he festival, a community salute to summer, drew thousands lo the banks of the Comal.
• The Comal Independent School District bus drivers who recently were presented awards for safe driving and perfect attendance They included Dorothy Robbins, 1991 Outstanding Driver, Gertrude Smith, runner up, and Bill Perry, honorable mention.
Do you know of someone else who deserves mention in this weekly feature? lf so, call Janine Green or David Sullcns at 625-9144
President of the United States The wrote House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. N W Washington, D C 20500
US Sen Lloyd Benison United States Senate 703 Hart Bldg Washington, D C 20510
U S Sen. Phil Gramm United States Senate 370 Russell Bldg Washington, DC 20510
U S Rep Lamar Smith U S House of Representatives District 21 (Comal County)
422 Cannon Office Bldg Washington, D C 20510
US Rep Greg Laughlin U S House of Representatives District 14 (Guadalupe County) 1713 Longworth Office BtdQ Washington, DC. 20510
Texas Gov Ann Richards Governors Office State Capitol Austin, Texas 78711
State Sen Judith Zaffirim District 21 Capitol Station P O Box 12068 Austin, Texas 78711
It didn’t seem to take much ‘effort
"As one of your readers, I want to urge you in the strongest terms possible to increase your coverage of the fact that for every new dollar that Congress has raised this year in new taxes it has increased spending by $ 1.78,” said the letter addressed to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung’s Forum column.
Two more letters in that day’s mail opened the same way.
Three more such letters arrived on subsequent days. Most were on identical paper and in identical envelopes. The envelopes bore a message to the sender on their flaps: “Please use this envelope to send your letter to the editor of your local newspaper. You can find the address of the newspaper in your phone book. Thank you for taking the extra effort.”
To me, there didn’t seem much “effort” involved.
The parties who sent them appeared to do little more than sign them. And lick the flap and the stamp.
I take that back. One woman rewrote the letter, editing out some sections, rephrasing others and adding her own emphasis in bold face type.
About IO days later, it started
again. The envelopes were the same. The letters they contained were identical but for signatures. The subject, again, was Congressional spending in the face of budgetary crisis.
“When Congress talks about spending cuts, they are not talking cutting actual spending, but reducing projected increases. If Congress just reduces the amount of increased spending, they call that a spending cut
— even though actual spending is still increasing.
“Confused? Let me give you a simplified example. Let’s suppose Congress is spending $1 on a program and they have budgeted to spend $2 on that same program next year. However, if they spend $1.75 next year they will call that a spending cut of $0.25
— even though they actually
increased spending by $0.75.
“When Congress promised to save $500 billion in the years ahead, this was not an actual cut of $500 billion, it was a reduction in their “pie-in-the-sky” budget for the future. Even with their supposed $500 billion cut, actual spending will still skyrocket.
“The promise of deficit reduction was nothing more than a myth. Congress just wanted more taxes for more spending. And they would promise anything to get more of our income.”
The first set of letters encouraged readers to contact the organization Citizens Against Government Waste, 1301 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036. While the second doesn’t name that group, the format and envelope are identical.
I’d like to believe the sincerity of those who forwarded the letters, as instructed, to their local newspaper. The Herald endeavors to reflect the concerns of its readership — and we all know the nation’s budget should be a matter of concern.
There’s also a part of me that feels this letter-forwarding campaign is $ little too simple. Does it require any thought on the part of the signee? Chis their membership in that watchdog organization thoughtful enough?
I set aside pondering the situation long enough to drop by the greeting-card rack at a local shop. It took about IO minutes to thumb through the cards I found there, searching out one with the right “fatherly” feeling for a man ITI call my “pseudo-Dad.” It took another 15 minutes to choose a couple with the right sentiment for my sweetheart.
Did I go to any “extra effort?” Could I have invested the same amount of time and written letters that said as much?
Sometimes, the answer Is easy.
Janine Or cen ic managing editor of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.
Service offers rides to San Antonio
By ROSEMARIE LEISSNER GREGORY, Editor Sophtonburg Museum A Archives
Com si County Historic Commission
125 YEARS AGO (1866)
Beginning Monday, June 18, Georg Schmitt will provide twice weekly passenger service to San Antonio. The cost is $2.50 one way or $4.00 round trip. Schmitt is in residence in the former Adam Schaefer house.
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(Advertisement) Hermann Seele will conduct an auction on Saturday, June 16 of wine, cognac, whisky, household goods, etc.
IOO YEARS AGO (1891)
The First National Bank officers and directors are Wm. Clemens, Joseph Faust and Hermann Clemens. Other directors are Louis Henne and J.D. Quinn. The capitalization is $50,000.
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Condordia held a dance at Lenzen’s Hall which was well attended.
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The children of Pipers School had their “festzug” at Barbarossa Hall with Mr. Conrad Bacse as their leader. Mr. L. Bertram gave a speech. Later there was a dance.
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The Begg’s Family Medicines are sold under guarantee and are available at the pharmacys of B.E. Voelcker, H.V. Schumann, and U. Tolle.
75 YEARS AGO (1916)
A happy wedding was celebrated at the home of Mrs. Johanna Hofheinz on Coll St. on the Hill when Miss Hulda Hofheinz was joined in marriage to Mr. Robert Bose, son of Theodore Bose of Bulverde.
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“Age scientist tells the secret of Great Longevity”. Dr. Nosehcr sets forth factors that contribute to premature aging. The factors are rapid vibrations of motor driven vehicles, rapidly moving elevators, the eye strain produced by flickering of moving pictures, the ear strain and menial strain of listening to the telephone, the many little shocks and moments of fright incident lo crossing streets, and city noise in general. Also, most aged men are reported as smokers and drinkers.
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A piano recital was rendered by the pupils of Miss Susie Naeglin at the Opera House, May 31, 1916. “Summer Days” duet was played by Wanda Seekalz and Alvin Dicckerhof. Pupils making solo presentations were Ema Schultze, Grace Hofheinz, Ruby Hoffmann, Wally Conrads, Melanie Feltner, Irma Koehler, Laura Conrads, Wanda Seekalz and Ferinand Vogel. Gilbert Zipp presented a violin solo accompanied by Miss Hilda Zipp.
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(Notice) Found In Landa Park — one purse, 2 Kodaks, one pair glasses, one ring, one broach. Respective owners please call at Landa’s office and prove property.
In front of the old courthouse, where Texas Commerce Bank (formerly First National Bank) now stands, are, from left, Chris Herry, Casimir Rudorf, Joseph Faust and Robert Krause.
50 YEARS AGO (1941)
Comal County plans to raise its $9(X) quota in a nationwide U.S.O. Drive The funds are to provide recreational facilities for U.S. men in service. Mayor Walter Sippel is local drive chairman
The mayor proclaims Hag Day also as Defense Bond Day on Saturday. An appeal to show the flag in observance of Sippel Hag Day Saturday was made by Julius Schwandt, Commander of Legion Post 179 and E A Schumann, Cape of the local unit of the Texas Defense Guard — Mayor Sippel urged people lo show their patriotism during Flag Week by buying U.S. Defense Savings Bonds and Stamps.
New Brauniels High School graduates enrolled iii Durham's Business College iii Austin include
The low-lying areas of Hinman Island will become a "sanitary landfill... Garbage from city trucks will be dumped, compressed by a 12 ton tractor loader, and covered with earth each night.
Marilyn Adams, Loraine Schnautz, Melba Meckel and Lucille Slapper.
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Melvin Nance and Erhard Neuse will attend Boys Suite in Austin. Neuse is being sent by Comal Post 179 of the American Legion and Nance is sponsored by die Rotary Club.
25 YEARS AGO (1966)
Ben W. Bock, President of the New Braunfels Industrial Foundation spoke to the Optimist Club advising that the Downtown Area needs action now. He staled that there are seven vacant locations in two blocks of San Antonio Street west of Main Plaza and seven vacant sites in die four blocks of Seguin Ave. south of the Plaza. Bock suggested downtown business people get together and plan changes which would make downtown properties more attractive.
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Superintendent William Sevier of the Comal Corny Rural High School District told Canyon City Lions Club dial the area now has from 5 lo 12 students in each grade level. They attend Goodwin Elementary and Canyon High. The rural district now has elementary schools in the North West section of the county (Sherwood), west (Bulverde), south (Comal), and near New Braunfels (Goodwin). Sevier suited that the dam area would get a
school when enrollment rises.
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The low-lying areas of Hillman Island will become a “sanitary landfill*1 to improve us (the island’s) appearance and save die City Sanitation Department money. (T his was also used at Cypress Bend Park and Camp Wamecke property several years1 ago). Garbage from city trucks will be dumped, compressed by a 12 ton tractor loader, and covered with earth each night. It is estimated that 15 to 20 acres could be reclaimed
William Karbach Sr. and his grandson, Pre Clon Staats, pose in front of an American flag
Mrs. Carlo Fisher presented her piano students in recital at Seele Parish House Sunday afternoon. Appearing on the program playing selections from the Classic and Romantic periods and the contemporary fields were Gaylee and Dalyn Whites, Jo Lynn Hombuckle, Gail Shockey, Judy Boenig, Joe and Mark Williams, Jason and Temple Gay Hild, Joel Kart Elton, Larry Haag, Terry Richter, Jean Jansch, Debbie Mueller, Phyllis Schwarz, Mary Ann Voigt, Rita Heimer, Beverly Ruler, Lois Dietel, Debbie Salge, Marilyn Birdsong, Dennis Mosier, Jacquelyn Sahm and Linda Strempel.
Old Courthouse picture courtesy of (he Sophicnburg Mutual) and Archives Hartwell photo courtesy of Rosemarie (kegcay Sippel portrait from the Seidel Collect ion, Soph leo burg Museum and Archives.