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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVID SULLENS, Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN, Managing Editor Page 4A Herald-Ze/fung, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday. May 1, 1991 Hvrald-Zeitung Published Sunday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, 707 banda St., or 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 LONE1 BEASLEY Advertising Director cheryl Duvall Business Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivery in Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Blanco and Kendall counties: three months, $10.25; six months, $ 17.90; one year, $32. Senior Citizens Discount (carrier delivery only): six months, $14.90; one year, $27.00. Mail delivery outside Comal County, in Texas: three months, $18.00; six months, $32; one year, $60. Mail outside Texas: six months, $42; one year, $70. If you have not received your newspaper by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or by 7:30 a.m. Sunday, call 625 9144 or 658-1900 by 7 p.m. and ll a.m., respectively. Postmaster: Send address changes to P O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328. Forum Kudos The Herald salutes residents who make our world better Every week residents of our area 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 either Managing Editor Janine Green or Editor and Publisher David Sullens and we’ll take it from there. Our telephone number is 625-9144. Kudos this week go to: • Neighbors in New Braunfels who plant and maintain the beautiful flowers that give the community such pleasure. Allergy sufferer Bobbie Carmichael finds gardening out of the question, so she lives vicariously by driving by and looking. • The City Parks and Recreation Department employees for the way they keep Landa Park. Ann Bartholomew remarks that the parks receive heavy weekend usage and that that heavy usage shows. But. she says, city employees consistently do “a fantastic job of getting the park back into shape early Monday morning.” • Sheriffs deputy Mark Reynolds and animal control officer David Young for their “incredibly kind and caring treatment” of a dog hit by a car near Canyon Lake and the compassionate approach to her owner. Sherry Britton said her pet is now partially paralyzed but alive “thanks to their kindness, ranging from driving me to where she was — I was so upset — to contacting the veterinarian.” • The volunteers involved in the translation and compilation of the Looking Back column. Translations of the Neu Braunfelser Zeitung 125 and IOO years ago are by Carl and Ethel Schumann Sauer, Gertrude Loep Koepp, Dr. Fred Fruehjold and Lottie Nebcrgall Miller. Arlene Krueget Seales, Betty PfeufferTriesch and Anita Cook assist in gathering for the remaining years. Iris Timmerman Schumann is consultant. • Smithson Valley Middle School band students who brought home “dozens” of medals from the recent Hill Country Music Festival Solo and Ensemble Contest. • The cast of New Braunfels High School’s one-act play, The Madwoman ofChalliot, for advancing to regional University Interscholastic League competition. • New Braunfels High School science teacher Jim Skarovsky, who was honored by the Alamo Chapter of Sigma Xi as an Outstanding Science Educator. • Organizers of the New Braunfels National Little League Fun Day Saturday, who successfully combined fund raising with fun for young Comal County residents. Do you know of someone else who deserves mention in this weekly feature? ll so, call Jamne Green or David Sullens at 625-9144. • Runner Shannon Albrecht, the only Comal County student earning a place in the Region IV high school track meet. Al the May IO event, she’ll run the 4A girls 800-meter and mile runs George Bush President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N W Washington, D C. 20500 U S Sen Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart Bldg Washington, D C. 20510 U S Sen Phil Gramm United States Senate 370 Russell Bldg Washington, D C. 20510 U S. Rep Lamar Smith U S. House of Representatives District 21 (Comal County) 422 Cannon Office Bldg Washington, D C. 20510 Thanks for protection Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the New Braunfels Police Department for their continued support, assistance and protection. We receive on-going assistance from the department and appreciate the high level of concern and immediate response. A special thanks to Detective Paul Peterson and his co-workers, along with the Juvenile Probation Department, for the many hours they spend helping us find missing teens and assisting youth who are the victims of others crimes. Also a special thanks to Officers Diaz, Rusk, Bell and Grem-mer (to name just a few), for their continued support in times of crisis — be it a runaway, a security threat, an abused or abandoned child, or the need for backup. Chief Headen, your department’s interest in the safety and security of it’s community is to be commended. We’d like to say thanks to you and your officers for everything you do to help us in our efforts to make the lives of our residents safe. Kim Wasoski and Teen Connection Staff One of the strengths Editor: Thank you, David Sullens, for rec- Letter policy The Herald-Zeitung welcomes correspondence concerning topics of general interest. All letters must be signed and include an address and telephone number for verification purposes — only the name and community of residence will accompany the letter in print. No anonymous letters will be accepted. Length is limited to 300 words and letter-writers to acceptance for publication only once per month. The newspaper reserves the right to refuse any letter as well as edit all letters. The letters become the property of the Herald-Zeitung. Letters should be sent to Forum, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328, or brought to our offices at 707 Landa. ognizing one of the strengths that truly makes our nation a great nation, Christian people. My husband and I had the oppor-nity to tour Saragosa about three years ago and see what Christian men and women were doing to rebuild that little town. That same group of men and their wives are going around the state building and rebuilding, giving and receiving blessings. For years they’ve served without asking for returns. We also saw a very real Christian love in our military as they struggled in dangerous situations in Saudi Arabia. It was truly a God-led, Christ-centered war. Never have we felt more pride of the Kevins and the Russells and others that made life better for those less fortunate because ot their courage. I am proud that one day God gave me an invitation to serve Him. I’m glad that I can serve him in Ameica. Next Saturday once again I get to vote my convictions. Will I see you at the polls? Barbara Morris New Braunfels Better hearing month Editor: For nearly half a century, May has been designated Better Hearing and Speech Month in the United States. More than 20 million Americans — nearly IO percent of all children and adults in the United States — have speech, language or hearing impairments which severely affect their abil ity to communicate. And tragically, many of these individuals are suffering needlessly since most communications disorders can be helped by trained professionals. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the national scientific and professional society of more than 30,000 speech-language pathologists and audiologists whose concerns include the causes and effects of disturbance in human communication and identification, evaluation and rehabilitation of individuals afflicted with speech, language and hearing disorders. The services required by persons with such disorders are made available through a variety of clinical settings, rehabilitation centers, programs of special pupil services in schools and private facilities. There can be ne better time than now, during the month of May, for all Americans to dedicate themselves to meeting the needs of the more than 20 million Americans with communicative handicaps. Information about these handicaps is available from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Box 2167, Rockville, Md. 20852 and the San Antonio Speech, Hearing and Language Association hotline at 359-4480. Cassandra Powell San Antonio Looking back Your representatives U S Rep Greg Laughlin U S House of Representatives District 14 (Guadalupe County) 1713 Long worth Office Bldg Washington, D C. 20510 Texas Gov. Ann Richards Governors Office State Capitol Austin, Texas 78711 State Sen Judith Zaffirini District 21 Capitol Station P O. Box 12068 Austin, Texas 78711 State Sen. William Sims District 25 Capitol Station P O. Box 12068 Austin, Texas 78711 By ROSEMARIE LEISSNER GREGORY, Editor Sophlsnburg Mususm and Archly** Comal County Historical Commission 125 YEARS AGO (1866) As of April I, there arc 75 letters in German and 56 in English held at the post office. (Editor’s Note: The above was a service the newspaper would provide on a monthly basis.) IOO YEARS AGO (1891) County Judge A. Giesecke is president of the Comal County Teachers Institute. Some of the members present at the recent meeting were J. Faust, Clemens, Conrads, HJ. Start/., P. Paulus, Chr. Pape, H. Knibbe, H.H. Altgelt, Chr. Moehrig, A. Marbach and teachers Klenke and Heilig. • • • G. Dietert was hunting for wolves on Fr. Dietert place when he came upon a small cave. As he approached, a large rattlesnake came out. With some help 18 snakes were killed. The largest had 15 buttons. • • • All hotels and apartments were taken by railroad employees building a bridge which will be completed in 6 weeks. • • • (Advertisement) Folding Canvas cots (Feld Belt Stollen) For sale $1.25 each J. Jahn • • • (Death Notice) Sophie Br aune was bom in Alter Platow at Magdenburg in Prussia. She married in 1838 to Johann Jacob Braune and had 6 children. She came to Texas in 1871. She died at Oyster Creek on her son Wilhelm Braune’s farm. (Death Notice) Mrs. Eduard Hier-holzer Pfeil died of a heart attack at age 32. She is survived by her husband and 7 children. 75 YEARS ACX) (1916) We need 200 men Sunday morning at 7 o’clock to help decorate the streets etc. and pitch tents in Landa’s park. Parties willing to help please meet us on plaza. New Braunfels Fire Dept. Ad. Henne, Chief Attention Citizens! False fire alarms may be turned in by visiting firemen during the convention next week. This might happen either day or night. We are calling your attention to this so the excitement will not be so great We have made arrangements lo handle any alarms at any time. New Braunfels Fire Dept. Ad. Henne, Chief $25.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the party who interfered with our telephone wires near Waco Springs recen tJy by binding them together so as to uiierrupt operation Saltier Telephone Co. Gus Preuxser, Pres. 50 YEARS AGO (1941) El band St Fischer bowling team look first honors in team bowling event of the 2nd Annual Ten Pin Tournament with score of 2713. Members arc Anselm Riband, Hilmar Schreiw- Members of the New Braunfels Volunteer Fire Department who were among those responsible for the planning of the State Fireman’s Convention held in New Braunfels in May 1916 are, from left, Charles Buske, Walter Gerlich, Walter Staats, Adolph Henne Jr., Adloph Henne Sr. and Walter Wagenfuehr. (Sophienburg Museum and Archives) Joseph Faust as Commissioners. Schwandt, Nuhn, & Faust formerly have served as Mayor of New Braunfels. er, Erwin Rusch, Fred Harrison & Ted Eggcling. dence who staff the SS Peter and Paul School. Jeanette Strcuer competed against entries throughout the state to win ‘‘First Place Highly Superior” rating in a dress contest at Suite Rally of Future Homemakers in San Antonio. Her award is the highest recognition New Braunfels High School Homemaking Dept. has ever claimed in suite competition according to Vada Belle Simmons, sponsor. 25 YEARS AGO (1966) The oath of office was administered on Fri., April 29 to Good Government League candidates Julius Schwandt, Mayor; and A D. “Pete” Nuhn. and More than $ I million dollars in construction of Comal County and surrounding arca farm roads was authorized last week by the Texas State Highway Department. • • • The grand homecoming at SS Peter and Paul Parish on April 29 honored native sons who are priests, native daughters who are nuns, seminary students and aspirants. This is one of a series of events taking place this year lo mark the centennial of the arrival in Texas of the Sisters of Divine Provi- Coming to First Bapust Church as pastor May Isl is Reverend Bill G. Arnold, now serving the First Baptist Church at Aransas Pass. • • • First place winners in the annual spelling bee for elementary school children of the New Braunfels Independent District were James Blacksmith and Ronald Wohlfort of Carl Schurz and Ralph Curtis Jr. al Seele. • • • James R. Allen took top honors at the New Braunfels Iris Society's fourth annual Iris Show Saturday, April 23- Pictured are Canyon Dam and Canyon Dam Outlet works during construction The earthen dam, com plated at a cost of $18.9 million by the U S Corps of Engineers, was dedicated April 19,1966 The dedication ceremony was the responsibility of the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority which controls release of the water Ben W Bock, GBRA director from New Braunfels, served as master of ceremonies Gov. John Connally dedicated the dam with a crowd of more than 2000 present. (Sophienburg Museum and Archives) «* *JW ;