New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Edwards manager set to testify for groundwater bill
Tom Fox, general manager of the Edwards Underground Water District, will go to Austin Tuesday night to present the district’s view at a hearing on House Bill 655, as presented by J.W. Buchanan of Dumas.
The bill involves regulation of ground water, and the creation of water districts throughout the state.
The board also heard a brief progress report on a study of recharge-dam sites being conducted on Cibolo Creek.
Oliver Haas was one of three reelected directors sworn to a new term when the board met Tuesday. The
others were Charles W. Rothe of Medina County and Rodney Reagan of Uvalde. New members seated were Fay Sinkin of San Antonio and Frances Emery of San Marcos.
Haas was named chairman for the Comal County area. Bruce T. Foster was chosen again as chairman of the board. Robert C. Hasslocher is vice chairman, and Rothe is secretary. Leslie Pepper was chosen treasurer, as well as area chairman for Uvalde County.
Other county chairman are L.A. “Tony” Cortes, Bexar; S.R. Gregg, Hays; and Bruce T. Foster, Medina.
Vocational contest features NBHS students
Twenty-six students from New Braunfels High School will be competing in the Area Vocational Opportunities Clubs of Texas (VOCTi contest Saturday in Round Rock.
Gloria Kolacek, VOCT instructor, pointed out that NBHS is well represented in every event.
The following students will participate in opening and closing ceremony events: Terry Bomer-
sbach, David Davila, Jesse De Luna, Julian Gomez, Robert Goodwin, Blanca Hernandez. David Hernandez and Tasa Weyerts.
Competing in n club business procedure contests will be Ervey Figueroa, Mike Martin, John McGee,
Stephen Wetz, Robert Saenz, George Garza, and Jason Davila.
Competing in the "Member of the Year” event will be Tasa Weyerts and in the job interview event will be Joanne Gom^z.
Robert Goodwin will compete in the prepared speech and extemporaneous speaking contest and Todd Scholl, Jon Haggerty and John Panebianco in the member notebook competition.
In Chapter Display competition, Jack Faour will compete. Competing in the photo panel competition will be Andrea Hernandez, Joe Espinoza, Hector Mejia, Sammie Garcia. Ix?roy Zavala and Todd Scholl.
John Henry Faulk to speak at SWT
Popular Texas talespinner John Henry Faulk will speak at Southwest Texas State University Monday.
His lecture, entitled “The Blessings of liberty," is sponsored by the school's political science department.
The public is invited to the free lecture, which will begin at 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium, located at the corner of LBJ Drive and Roanoke Street.
Faulk’s presentation will focus on the importance of civil liberty protections to constitutional democ acy, with special emphasis on
McCarthyism and the Reagan Administration.
As a humorist, a historian, philosopher, writer and political-social commentator, Faulk is noted for his story-telling and earthy philosphy. His keen wit and shrewd satire took him to the brink of national broadcasting fame before the blacklisting of the mid-1950s.
His celebrated lawsuit against those who drove him from the airwaves established him as an authenic American hero and won him one of the largest libel judgements ever awarded by a jury.
Ruby L. Bjorn
Mrs. Ruby L Bjorn of 730 Howard, Apt. No. 31, died Friday, March ll, at the age of 69. Her remains will lie in state at Zoeller Funeral Home until 9 p.m. Friday. Her body will then be transferred to Kraut-Maurna Funeral Home in Owen, Wis., where services will be held Monday.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Bjorn; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Judy) Raison, both of New Braunfels; a sister, Mrs. Phyllis Ehrenreich of Wisconsin; two grandchildren,and one greatgrandchild
Services for Georgia Mulkey of 206 S. West End will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, with the Rev. Abraham Davis of-
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Doctors need tots of patience
By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN DEAR READERS: “Tired of Waiting” complained about having to wait for 24 hours for a scheduled 9 a.m. doctor’s appointment. Then she learned that several others (also waiting) had been booked for 9 a.m. She asked if that happened everywhere — or only in Pittsburgh.
My reply: “It happens almost everywhere. Doctors, what’s the Rx for this epidemic?”
A sampling of the responses:
DEAR ABBY: There are some legitimate reasons for a doctor being late, and they occur often. A doctor’s office is not a factory where each person can be run through the assembly line on a fixed schedule. Depending on the type of practice, you try to estimate how long each patient will take and schedule patients accordingly.
In our primary-care setting, on the average each patient's visit takes about 15 minutes. Some visits are briefer, for example, blood pressure checks or simple infections. Some are longer, especially for older patients with multiple problems. Some patients save up their complaints and come in with a list. Often they present a few of the minor complaints. and after the examination, when they’re almost out the door, they say. “Oh, by the way, Doc. I vomited blood this morning. Does that mean anything?”
AN M D. IN W1NSTON-SAI.EM, N C. DEAR ABBY: I work in busy ear, nose and throat office, and we try to keep to a schedule, but it’s not always possible.
Some patients who have no appointments show up with urgent symptoms and cannot be turned away. Others don’t cancel, they just don’t show up. Some just happened to be in the neighborhood or the building, or they missed their appointment yesterday and are leaving town tomorrow. The list goes on and on.
One mother brought her 34-year-old son in with a button stuck in his ear. After the doctor took care of him. the mother said, "Would you mind looking at his twin brother, too? I think he stuck something up his nose.”
ALL IN A DAY S WORK
DEAR ABBY: I’ll tell you why doctors run late: The patient calls for a routine checkup, then presents the doctor with a three-page insurance examination form to fill out.
Other patients just love to talk. They are the real schedule-busters. They not only tell the doctor about their symptoms, they babble endlessly about their sister-in-law’s symptoms in Scranton.
Then there are telephone calls from patients who insist on talking to the doctor right now!
Doctors are sometimes called to the hospital for emergencies. When this occurs, we always announce it to the patients in the waiting room, telling them the nature of the emergency, how long we estimate the wait will be and offer to reschedule them. For the most part, they are very understanding and appreciate being told.
A DOCTOR'S NURSE IN SYRACUSE, N Y.
DEAR ABBY: Your recent reply to a woman who waited 24 hours to see a doctor with whome she had an appointment indicated you believe that such experiences are very common. I hope they are not.
Delays do occur. Emergencies intervene, babies are born on their own timetables, medical problems cannot be precisely timed, and some medical practices are better organized than others. Our office staffs can help by telling patients when the appointment schedule has been thrown seriously out of kilter. Patients certainly are entitled to know about inordinate delays. Sometimes they may elect to reschedule their appointment for another day.
I believe most doctors would appreciate receiving a factual letter from any patient who feels his or her time was not given basic consideration within their appointment scheduling. If your readers write to the American Academy of Family Physicians about serious problems in this regard. I will look for opportunities to share the information with other practicing physicians, residents and medical students as part of our continuing effots to meet patients' needs
Improving mutual understanding is certainly worth our best efforts. Sincerely,
GERALD R GEHRINGER. M D.. PRESIDENT, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS
Dennis Ninneman of New Braunfels tries to make short work of some long, long pipes being installed for the new wing of McKenna Memorial Hospital The project is going up on the Garza Street side of the existing building.
Highs today and Saturday will be near 70, with a low tonight in the upper 40s This morning's low was 35, and yesterday’s high was 77.
Canyon Lake fell slightly to 906.35 this morning, compared to yesterday’s level of 906.36.
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Relating. Burial will be in Comal Cemetery. Mrs. Mulkey, 86, died at IO p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at McKenna Memorial Hospital, where she had been hospitalized for one day. The daughter of Will and Matilda (nee Franklin* Millett, she was born on May 15, 1896, in Guadalupe County. On Dec. 18, 1913, she married Walter Mulkey, who preceded her in death. She was a resident of New Braunfels for 40 years, a housewife, and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.
She is survived by three daughters, Estelle Ball, Velester Mulkey and Mrs. Doris Byas, all of New Braunfels; five sons, Tommy Mulkey and L.A. Mulkey, both of Seguin, Clayton Mulkey and Walter Mulkey, both of New Braunfels, and Charles Mulkey of Cibolo; a sister, Uza Crayton of Seguin; 21 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.
New Braunfels Utilities joins energy project
New Braunfels Utilities has become a member of a nationwide energy research effort by the American Public Power Association.
The research program, called DEED (Demonstration of Energy’Efficient Developments), will focus on short-term development and demonstration of technologies and techniques that increase public power system efficiency and cost-
By STELLA WILDER FRIDAY. MARCH 11
Born today, you give every appearance of being not only a person of sentiment, but also sentimental. Those who have not taken the trouble to plumb your personality think of you as soft, easy-going, affectionate, old-fashioned and, above all, honorable. Actually, you are a person of razor-sharp business instincts who insists on having things his own way. Fortunately, your “own way” is usually also the right way in terms of profit — though not always in terms of pleasure.
You have a good understanding of what makes people tick. For this reason, you are able to get along even with those whom you don’t agree. Even so, when and were you can, you choose to work — and play! — with those whose principles and standards match your own.
Also boro oo this date are: Lawreoee Welk, orchestra cooductor, TV eotertaioer; Salvador Dali, pastier.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. l>et your birthday star be your daily guide.
SATURDAY. MARCH 12
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20* — If you can come up with the story behind the story, you will gain the graditude of all involved.
ARIES (March 21-Aprll 19) — Partnership matters may spoil this weekend for you — unless you
refuse to take them home with you
TAURUS (April 29-May 20* — Your happiness depends greatly upon your ability to swim in the tide today. Don’t fight the current.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Be ready to change with the times — but certainly not before. Take care not to move faster than necessary.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Accept a delay as a blessing in disguise. You should be able to take advantage of another’s errors now.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22* — Make full use of your own gift of gab. You know how to translate thoughts into words; do so today — in spades!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Look toward a Sagittarius native for the kind of help you need to bring plans to the implementation stage
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Highlight your own uidependence of mind. Don’t be surprised to find youself the person in charge.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — A romantic gesture endears you to another today. Even so, don’t take affection for granted in p.m.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) - Getting started on a new project is the hard part. Prepare well for the initial move and all is well.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Make yourself as attractive as possible today. Gain another’s approval before you ask a favor of hun.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Rely on peer pressure to keep the young on their toes. Refuse to nag; let children sulk or swim on their own now.
effectiveness. DEED is funded by local publicly-owned electric utilities across the nation.
Through DEED, utilities combine their resources and share information about research. That saves money and tune, and also generates ideas about approaches that can deal with each community’s energy needs.
DEED grants are awarded to local publicly-owned electric utilities undertaking projects that assist them and other utilities to increase efficiency in generation, transmission, distribution and use of energy.
Utilities will concentrate on waste heat recovery programs as well as energy resource programs, including solar heating and
cooling, and a pilot study that will investigate the costeffectiveness of alternative vehicle fuels.
The DEED program was established in 1980. To date, about 20 matching grants have been awarded to public power systems. A sample of projects include alternative generating techniques; prolonging equipment life; alternative fuels and resources; and consumer demand reduction.
Sou'h Texas, ahead of a high-pressure ridge, were warmer today, while cool readings prevailed over the rest of the state.
The frontal boundary was stalled over the extreme southern tip of Texas. Readings ranged from a warm 56 degrees at Corpus Christi to 29 degrees at Wichita Falls.
A surface high located over North Central Texas brought light winds 5 to IO mph to the region, producing northerly breezes over northern and eastern sections. Ught easterly winds prevailed over the remainder of the state.
It should be sunny today across the state, with increasing cloudiness from the west tonight and Saturday.
Polar air knifed through much of the East today, with freezing temperatures and snow flurries extending into the Southeast.
Snow flurries fell over the Ohio Valley, the Tennessee Valley and the Appalachians.
Traveler’s advisories were posted for the mountains of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina where as much as three inches of snow was forecast.
By: Dr. Henry Hull
VISUAL SKILLS AND READING PART ll
The skills needed to teed successfully and with ease--conimued from las! ween s column ate
5 Convenance--the ability to turn the two eyes toward
each other to look at a close obiect (essential tor read mg at desk distances)
6 Stereopsis-the ability to )udge distances between ob
lects a (unction ot binocular fusion
7 Field of Vision -the area over which vision is possible
reading requires the ability to see left and right, up and down as well as straight ahead
8 Form perception--the ability to organize and recognize visual images as specific shapes or letters
Tests tor these visual skills are best performed with special instruments and techniques in the optometrist s office Early detection ot problems makes correction easier and nay often prevent reading difficulties
It older children are experiencing reading problems because ot visual shortcomings treatment is usually successful once the visual haw is diagnosed and therapy and/or glasses prescribed
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