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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Bracing for summer River Road traffic plan soon to get the 'acid test'By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer With wanner temperatures returning to Comal County, it can only mean one thing — tourist season isn't too far behind. And that means River Road will once again become a center of attention. This year, however, Comal Commissioners Court has a new traffic plan ready to put into action — which it hopes will ease some of that traffic congestion on that artery. Moat of the traffic signs — outlined in a plan authorized by the court last September — "have already or are being" installed along River Road, said Tim Darilek, Commissioners Court administrator. According to this plan, there are very few areas of River Road where cars can legally park. And for those drivers who disobey the no-parking signs, wreckers will be on hand to tow away cars, ac cording to the county’s plan. The court's proposal calls for no-parking in such hazardous areas such as bridge crossings, dangerous curves, tight squeezes (caused by cliffs and trees) and anywhere where there is not clearance to legally park. By designating these hazardous areas as noparking areas, commissioners hoped to ease some of the traffic congestion that occurs on that road during tourist season. The court also hoped that this new plan would allow easier access for emergency vehicles and law enforcement personnel. The recommendations for where to place noparking signs came from a proposal made to the court last summer by a River Road citizens committee, led by resident Joe Davis. Commissioners Court altered the committee's proposal slightly by rejecting its plan for a public loading zone on River Road and by calling for absolutely no-parking between the second and third river crossings. The committee had allowed for some parking along specific areas between these two crossings. When the court adopted the restrictions for River Road last fall, it acknowledged that their latest plan was not a definite solution to the traffic problems on River Road. However, they opted for this temporary solution — at the suggestion of then precinct 4 Commissioner O.R. Heitkamp — in view of work being done by the Comal County Growth and Development Committee. This committee, which is completing its study on how the county is being affected by growth, considered River Road’s problems. It’s possible, Heitkamp noted last September, that the committee will recommend future legislation for coping with River Road. Heitkamp has since been replaced by current Commissioner Bill George, whc defeated Heitkamp in the general election. The growth committee will turn over its final recommendations to Commissioners Court later this month, or early next month. Funeral home employee retires after 64 years Richard Moeller, a long-time employee of Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, was recently honored at a retirement party given by Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Doeppenschmidt. Moeller, who was employed in one way or another at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for 64 years, officially retired this past January at the age of SI. Thirty people, including his family and colleagues from over the years, joined him at his party held at Schwamkrug’s Steakhouse. Here he was presented with a gold watch and plane tickets so he and his wife can visit their daughter in Kansas. In 1919 at the age of 17 Moeller went to work for the late O.A. Doeppenschmidt, the founder of the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Doeppenschmidt had also operated a taxi and ambulance serive and Moeller's first assignment was washing cars. Later, Moeller drove cabs and when Doeppenschmidt purchased the Red BaU Bus Line, Moeller was given the route from New Braunfels to San Antonio which he drove daily for five years. In 1930, Moeller attended mortuary school in Dallas. The following year he received his funeral director’s and embalmer’s license. He returned to New Braunfels where in 1933 he married Elvira Meckel and he began working for Dop- penschmidt’s. Throughout the years Moeller has seen many changes and advancements in the funeral business. In the beginning embalming and funeral services were usually held in the home. He has also seen the funeral home undergo many changes. The building orginally was a livery stable. In 1929 and in 1970 it was remodeled. In 1952 when O.A. Doeppenschmidt died his son B.C. took over the business. Council wants Entex to keep fuel cost By DYANNE FRY Staff writer City Council had no quarrel with adding 46 cents to everybody's natural gas bill. But Entex Inc.'s plan to mix the "fuel cost adjustment" in with the rest of the bill didn’t set too well. "Is this what's commonly referred to as the politician’s shuffle’?" asked Councilmember Donnie Seay, possibly referring to Governor Mark White’s campaign promise to eliminate the fuel cost adjustment from Texans' utility bills. The Texas Railroad Commission, which has regulatory power over natural gas, has asked Entex’s South Texas Division to roil the fuel cost in with the basic rate, and just put the total on the bill. Council members figure New Braunfels citizens will be paying that fuel cost adjustment, one way or the other, and they'd just as soon call a spade a spade The council has the authority to approve or disapprove the 46-cent rate hike, but it has no control over the shifting fuel cost adjustment, which reflects the actual cost of gas purchased by Entex. "The council is saying, ‘If you’re going to charge $10 for the service and $40 for fuel cost, we’ll let you (Entex) explain the $40,’’’ City Manager E.N. Delashmutt said. In his opinion, eliminating the bill breakdown would just take the heat off the gas company. He said Entex’s present billing form I which does show service rate separately from fuel cost adjustment) came about by way of City Council pressure approximately five years ago. When council first requested the breakdown, he said, Entex officials said it couldn’t be done. Now, Delashmutt believes the breakdown form is standard all over south Texas. Company representative Robert Jones has been asked to draw up a new rate schedule reflecting the council’s change and bring it to the March 28 meeting The schedule will be included in an ordinance raising the minimum gas rate 46 cents. For the ordinary’ citizen, that will translate to $5.41 per month, plus fuel cost, for the first 400 cubic feet of gas.Bathrobe pipe a 'smoking gun' By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN DEAR ABBY: I'm a traveling man who’s on the road five days a week. I have a pretty young wife (my second) whom I’ve always trusted until last Friday night when I came home, put on my bathrobe and found a well-used pipe in the pocket! I don’t smoke a pipe. Never have And my wife has never smoked anything. She claims she has never seen that pipe before and doesn’t know how it got there. OK, so she’s not admitting to anything, but the next day when I went to get the pipe, it wasn’t where I had put it! It just plain disappeared. I searched the apartment but it was nowhere to be found. My wife claims she doesn't know what happened to it. We are the only two people in this apartment. From what I’ve told you, what conclusions would you draw? No names, please. My wife calls me... PAPA BEAR DEAR PAPA BEAR: It s just a wild guess, but I think somebody’s been sleeping in your bed. Pity, the evidence went up In smoke. DEAR ABBY: Please, please print this letter. You are my last hope. "Dear Mom: Although you are my mother-in-law, I show you the same consideration and respect I show my own mother, and I wish you would do the same for me. Your visits have become intolerable. "When you come to my home, you stuff so much candy and cookies into my children, they become hyperactive. I don’t give them sweets — it makes them wild and crazy. "At bedtime, you say (to me), "Oh. let them stay up a while longer" — making me look like the mean mother. You toss them around and get them so excited at bedtime it takes hours for them to settle down and go to sleep. Then you go home, leaving me to deal with hard-to-handle children. "I’ve tried to talk to you about it, but you turn a deaf ear. I’ve tried to talk to your son about it, but he doesn't want to take sides against his mother. "So hee’s the final word, Mom. You are not to upset the children's sleeping schedules or their eating regulations. If you insist on bringing them candy and cookies against my wishes, I can't stop you, but you will be getting their doctor and dentist bills — Your Daughter-in-Law" Gee, thanks Abby, I feel better already. Any suggestions on how to handle this? FED UP IN PHII ADELPHI A DEAR FED UP: Between us, I think we've handled this situation as diplomatically as It can be bandied.Harald-Zritung Taylot Communications Inc. IUSPS 377 880 lf you have not received your paper by 5 30 pm Tuesday through Friday or by 7 30 am Sunday, call 625 9144 or 658 1900 by 7 p m and 11 a rn., respectively Published Sunday morning and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon by New Braunfels Herald Publishing Co 186 S Casten Ave New Braunfels TX 78130 Second class postage paid at New Braunfels Herald Publishing Co 186 S Casten Ave. New Braunfels TX 78130 Dave Kramer Claude Scruggs Elnora Kraft Robert Johnson Pete Lewis Cheryl McCampbell Don Avery Carol Avery Gus Ethel Roland Kraft Wanda Lasater Kart Mitchell Scott Haring General Manager Publisher Office Manager Editor Retail Advertising Manager Classified Manager Circulation Manager Photocomp Foreman Press Foreman Print Shop Foreman Kaleidoscope Editor Sports Editor Wire Editor Subscription Rates In Comal Guadalupe Hays Blanco and Kendall Counties 3 months $8 55 6 months $15. one year, $27 In Tenas 6 months $24 one year $45 Out of state 6 months $30 one year $50 Senior Citizens Discount In Comal. Guadalupe Hays, Bexar Blanco and Kendall Counties 6 months $12 one year $22 Postmaster Send address changes to P O Drawer 361, New Braunfels. TX 78130 Stocks Nightlife NEW YORK AMK Corp Alcoa Ant Motors Amer TAT Ar mc o I ne AtlKichfid beth Steel boeing Borden Brit Pet Burlngt Ind CaterpTr Celanese Centel Chrysler CocaCola Coleman DowChem (J upon I EastnAirl. 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San Antonio — Joy Sticks (R). Show time 7:15. Also Also Without a Trace f PG), showing at 7 p.m. Cinema IAU, Walnut Square — Jon (G) held over. Show times 7 and 9 each night. Also An Officer and a Gentleman. Shows at 7 and 9:15 each night. In area clubs Duffy’s Y Pub, 2250 West U.S. 81 — International night tonight, with two-for-one Dos Equis beer. Proceeds to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association. Wolfgang’! Keller, 295 E. San Antonio — Bill Knight at the piano. $15.00*0 NBISD candidates eye forum The public is invited to meet with candidates for the New Braunfels Independent School District school board on March 24. On that date the New Braunfels branch of the American Association of University Women will sponsor a public forum to introduce the candidates and allow the audience to question them concerning school issues. Former school board president Esther Boamet will be the moderator for the meeting, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Carl Schurz School. The following can didates have agreed to appear: Rudy Reinter, David Cook and Jose Espinosa, all running for place 6; Gladys Bartling, Bonnie Denson and Christina Zamora in place 5; and Bob Self in place 7. CARPET CLEANING 625-3477 os •43 N. WALNUT YBUM* Polar Bear ^ Ashburn’* & The Penalities! PEANUT BRITTLE In Town HtVuimuJ* Carity Everyone * Favorite ORANGE SUCES HANDMADE CANDI IRDM I HJR I ANC I CANDY SHI im < Polar Baar h Ashburn** J Mih'uteMan’MufflerShop”] & Minute Lube    | Present This Coupon For $2.00 OFF Regular Price On Any j Muffler Installation    ( Tail Pipe Installation    | 4 Heavy Duty Monroe Shock Absorbers    I Complete Lube Service_ I \ FRIENDLY. FAST WHILE YOU WAIT SERVICE 919 W. COURT PRE-SEASON SALE! • Stretch your energy (loller wrth a fugh ehrciency Friedrich Rrxxn Air Conditioner or Room Heal Pump • Choose from over 30 styes auth F E R s up to IO 7 • Buy NOW' Gel a cash rebate horn $15 lo $200’ duecl horn Friedrich1 It’s a proven fact that any amount of alcohol will slow down your reflexes. ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS I HERBERT KRAFT KRAFT REFRIGt RATION •57 VM MIN Strut Maw Br a wrists. Taxis 71130 Phone 629-3X21 BANKING ON TEXAS By Pat and Jack Magalia Testae fleet bank ukjs established in San Antonio by the government oj Mexico in Son Antonio on October 21. IH22. It woe the Banco Nacionul de Texas, the first national bonk west of the Mississippi River and the first institution of its kind in Mexico. a a a it it a King Cotton: Through loans to farmer*, banks helped to make Texas the nation’* large*! producer of cotton. Cabeza de Vaca, the Spaniwh explorer, found the crop growing wild when he wa* *hipwretked on Galve&ton Island in 1530. Missionaries and settler* who followed him harvested the wild cotton and turned it into crude, but warm, clothing. Then in 1821, J.E. Groce, one of Stephen F. Austin’* colonist*, introduced the first domestic cotton to Texa*. Groce also was the first to utilize Ell Whitney's 1793 invention of the cotton gin which eliminated the tedious job of removing the fibers by hand. In 1822, long before banks were common in Texas, John Cartwright used his own capital to build the first cotton gin at Patroon. Shelby County. By 1850, cotton production reached 500,000 bale* and Texas had become the largest producer of that crop. locyc. CAB, LET5 CAH IT BOUY ESIHCR - AFTER MY (SIKL Ta? lOfiGr-Hcw 'BOUT C0TIPW? PW it ti it it it it Yow Might Lika to Kaos: That the Lone Star Flag is the only standard of an American state which has flown over a foreign power! As the flag of the Republic of Texas, it was recognized as the standard of a foreign nation. When Texas joined the Union in 1845, it kept the Lone Star as its flag. a a a a a a Naat to bask ckscks, those coupons on the backs of boxes, printed in newspapers or magazines or sent through the mail and which can be exchanged for discounts at stores, make one of the largest mediums of exchange in Texas. About 50 million of them find their way monthly to the El Paso and Juarez operations of A.C. Neilsen de Mexico. Neilsen (the same company that rates television shows) operates the largest coupon clearinghouse redemption service in the world. Merchants send their coupons from all sources to El Paso where they are audited and a check sent. Neilsen, in turn, bills the manufacturer, plus a handling fee. rn GUARANTY STATE BANK On the Square and on the Level. Member KU I C NEW MOTOR BANK AT 153 LANDA Member ut MenaMile Texas Corporation arui F D I C (Copyright, 1983, by Pw-Jack i nlet prize* All right* reserved ) ;