New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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George L. Lewis of New Braunfels died Sunday, May 26, 1996, at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 77. Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Hone Joe Lewis; son, Richard Alan Lewis and wife Sherry of Austin; and granddaughter Jennifer Lewis of Austin. Funeral service will be IO am Wednesday, May 29,1996, at St Paul Lutheran Church, New Braunfels, with Pastor Charles DeHaven officiating. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministry or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Evaleen Boren Chalkley, age 90, died at home Friday, May 24, 1996, after a short illness. She was bom August 11, 1905, in Caney, Kansas, and was raised in the Oklahoma Territory. Her mother, Blanche Boren, was the daughter of Chief Charlie Brown of die Osage Nation. Evaleen and her twin sister, Kathleen, are two of the original Osage allottees. She attended Van Avon Academy in San Antonio and at the age of 17 eloped with Alfred William Chalkley of San Antonio, whose father was from Australia and owned Chalkley Plumbing
Company. She and her husband were ranchers in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, but since 1923 have maintained their principal residence in Alamo Heights. She is survived by two sons, Alfred Boren Chalkley and wife, Penney Clarke Chalkley, Thomas Melvin Chalkley and wife, Lindsey Williams Chalkley, all of Canyon Lake, Texas; a twin sister, Kathleen Boren Mullendore of the Cross Bell Randies of Copan, Okla.; one niece, Katsy Mullendore Mecom of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Arlene Blanche Chalkley of San Antonio, Karen ChaDdcy-Turcotte and husband, John Greg Turcotte of Lake McQueeney, Texas, Evaleen Blanche Chalkley, and Thomas Ernest Chalkley, both of Canyon Lake, Texas; three grandnieces and a grandnephew, four great-grandnieces. She was loved and will be missed by many, many friends.
Memorial service was IO am Tuesday at the Mausoleum chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas, with die Rev. Donald Ofsdahl officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name to Hospice San Antonio or to St. Andrew Lutheran Church in StartzviDe, Texas. Arrangements with Porter Loring, HOI McCullough in San Antonio, Texas, (800) 46-2704.
Porter Loring Mortuary, San Antonio
Marguerite Reiss, age 78, of New Braunfels, died Monday, May 27,1996 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. She was bom Aug. 11,1917 in San Antonio to Alfred P. Kunz and Edna Epp Kunz. She married William Richardson, who preceded her in death in 1975. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons and daugh-ters-in-law, Edward and Kathy Richardson, James and Ann Richardson, all of New Braunfels; gnnchil-dren, Erie, Stacey and Joey Richardson, Scarlett and Jordan Richardson; companion, Fred Reinarz; and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Richardson, and a brother, Edward Kunz.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 29, at I pm at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Howard Thrift officiating. Interment will follow in the San Fernando Cemetery #3 (formerly Roselawn) in San Antonio, Texas. Visitation begins at 2 pm Tuesday and continues until service time. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
South still too dry, West still too wet
WASHINGTON (AP) — While Texas fanners and ranchers look to Washington for financial relief from a long drought, their Oregon counterparts are looking to the does and praying Air a tittie less rain.
Aft» a decade ofunusually low rainfall, so much has fallen in Oregon this firing that the planting of many vegetables has been delayed and the growth of the strawberry crop has been slowed. And it's been so damp that a bumper crop of wheat could be hurt by
Tf we get into June and the weather hasnt cleared up, we can expect to suffer some crop losses,*' said Daren Coppock, u. »t of the Oregon
Grams CommLaaon “We're starting lo hear a little about diseases and high-moisture Matt Unger of Cornelius, Oit, usually starts harecstmg his strawberries about June 5, but this year he figures it wfflbe June IO or later.
'‘We've had so natch wet weather in the la* six months, we’ve had a lot of root rot," he mid. "Our main concern now is fruit rot**
The Oregon Strawberry Commis-aoa is predicting a crop of 44 million down from 55 million last
Under normal weather md conditions, Oregon’s wheat growers were looking forward to posribly their highest yield ever, said Homer K Row
ley, director of the Oregon Agricultural Statistics Service.
But some stripe rust has begun appearing an Willamette Valley wheat.
"It isn't serious yet, but foe same thing could happen in Eastern Oregon if the rain continues,’* said Tom Winn, director of the Oregon Wheat Commission.
In Texas, growers of cotton, grain sorghum, com and wheat are suffering from the persistent lack of rain. So are cattle producers, who already are paying high feed prices even as cattle prices are at their lowest level in a decade.
The drought already has cost Texas growers some $2.4 billion, state Agriculture Commissioner Ride Perry estimated, calling it the second-worst natural disaster to hit Texas this century. Economic losses to agriculture-related businesses account for another $4.1 billion, Perry said
The Texas Farm Service Agency on April IS asked the Agriculture Department to previde financial help for farmers whose non-insurable crops have been decimated. In particular, the program could benefit North and West Texas farmers who have suffered losses in native grass and wheat used for grazing.
The peanut crop in Southern states is hurting, as well, from the lack of rain. Jerry Adkins, director of shipping inspections for foe Alabama Depart
ment of Agriculture and Industries, said many fanners have slopped planting because of dry conditions in many areas of die state.
“Of course, a peanut seed will wait on rain, and it wfll germinate with very tittie moisture,** he said. “But, still, it's so dry that some have slopped planting and said they won’t plant another seed until it rams.**
Vegetable imports account for one third of U.S. consumption
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inserts are accounting ft* one-third of winier fresh vcgcfobfciB consumed in the United States.
The Agriculture Department says the share claimed by imports grew from 17 percent in 1992 to 32 percent In* year. Mexico provide* 95
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USDA says Mexico has increased its competitiveness with new varieties and more-efficient irrigation and has been aided recently by weather and favorable exchange rates.
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Curriculum Rewrite First In More Than rn Decade
AUSTIN (AP) — For the first time in more than a decade, Texans are taking a hard look at what students are expected to know.
Educators, parents, curriculum specialists and business representatives already have teamed up to compile a first draft of essential knowledge and skills for various subjects.
Now they're working on a second draft that incorporates feedback from educators, business people and others. Beginning in August, more Texans will get a chance to comment on the revised draft.
The key difference from current subject requirements is a subtle but important shift in focus: Rather than specifying what educators should teach, it will detail what skills students should have, said Geoffrey Fletcher, associate commissioner for curriculum and assessment at the Texas Education Agency.
Insurance Companies DIsputo Figure In Double RffuntHnq Lawsuit
AUSTIN (AP) — Double rounding of insurance premiums cost motorists only one-tenth of the $109 million sought by plaintiffs' lawyers, attorneys representing Texas Farmers Group contend.
Six South Texas motorists are suing Farmers and subsidiary Mid-Century insurance companies and Allstate Insurance Co. They contend the companies overcharged Texans by $109 million over IO years through illegal calculations.
An analysis by the accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick, provided by the insurance companies' lawyers, shows its clients' calculations between 1992 and 1995 cost consumers $10.8 million. It does not address Allstate's double rounding.
“Texas Farmers and Mid-Century stand by their position that they followed (Texas Department of Insur-
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Many students at Texas Christian Uni-versity are investing their time aswell as the school's money to learn how to manege a stock portfolio.
A group of handpicked students works on the Educational Investment Fund year-round, deciding if and when to hold stocks and when to fold them.
The fund was established in 1973 with a donation of Akon Laboratories stock worth about $600,000, given by William G Canner, a co-founder of tbs eye-care company and a chairman of the university’s board of directors.
The Raid was the first in the country lo be controlled entirely by students who vote whether to buy, sell or hold various stocks. Since its inception, more than 500 students have managed the fond, making about $1.8 million.
Each year about $70,000 is taken from the fend and donated equally to Tanas Christian and foe Baylor College of Ophthalmology in Houston.
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DALLAS (AP) — In a state where the fiery jalspmo is an official product and some Texans even put chiles in firer bear, a picanle sauce maker’s new I pepper has become a burning
But, jumpin' jalapenos! This cool concoction comes from the folks at Pace, whose advertisements once joking^ proposed a lyiKh mob for anyone daring to serve picante sauce “from New York City."
The San Antonio-based company is proud of is creation, but kept it a secret rn long aa possible. ..—...
The clandestine plant-breeding program was dubbed “Operation Big Chill.'' They were ao hush-hush about it that the seeds were grown in Hawaii and at a secluded South Texas green-
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Americans pause to remember those
in service of their country
Today is tho day we remember and honor all tho brava American kids who gave their lives, their limbs, their time for their country in defense of liberty and democracy that has made our world... a batter place.’
— Sen. Bob Dole
By ANASTASIA BENSHOFF
Associated Press Writer
From foe rolling hills of Arlington National Cemetery to the muddy fields of Bosnia to a small-town cemetary in Amish country, Americans paused to honor those who died for their country.
In his Memorial Day address Monday, President Clinton paid tribute to those who gave their lives in peacetime as well as war.
He remembered Commerce Secretary Roo Brown, who died in a plane crash while on a mission to Bosnia in April and the 14 people killed in a helicopter crash at Camp Lejeune, N.C., three weeks ago, and Adm. Jeremy Boorda, who committed suicide this month.
“They are American heroes, too, and we are all in their debt,” he told 3,000 who gathered under gray skies on the Arlington lawn. “We know our country is strong and great today because of them.”
Thousands of miles away, U.S. troops in Bosnia enjoyed a day of hamburger and hot dog barbecues. At Tuzla Air Base, troops gathered to hear a gospel choir sing “The Bettie Hymn of the Republic” and to remember the two soldiers killed in tire peacekeeping operation this past year.
“We'll remain ext the path of peace by successfully deterring war,” said Maj. Gen. William L. Nash, commander of U.S. forces in Bosnia. “At tire same time, may the sacrifice of our gallant service members always remind us that the American heritage of liberty remains more precious than peace.”
Sen. Bob Dole, the presumed Republican preskkntial candidate was Clifton, NJ., for a wreath-laying ceremony.
“Today is tire day we rememba and honor all the brave American lads who gave their lives, their limbs, their time for their country in defense of liberty
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Long Dry Sped Brings Out Wot or Folic* and Snitch**
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The long dry spell is turning residents into whistle blowers on water wasters.
Officials say that since May 17, when the city drifted into Phase III of its water conservation plan, San Antonio Water Systems dispatchers have been deluged with more 400 complaints.
John Phillips, supervisor of field services for the water system, said callers, who often want to be anonymous, usually call to report someone is watering too much, on the wrong day or at the wrong time.
Phillips says his 11 investigators patrolling and responding to complaints have been focusing on educating water users about the city’s conservation rules.
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While rain and cool temperatures canceled many Memorial Day observances, thousands came out to remember family and friends.
At a ceremony in Kenosha, Wis., D-Day veteran Chet Eisenhauer said losing World War II buddies hurts more now that it did on tile beaches of Normandy.
“It’s the friends going day-by-day now you miss more,” said Eisenhauer. “You hear about friends who died through letters with other vets. It just makes you realize time is flying by.” For Shirley Hilton, a service at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, Md., was of little comfort “I’m beyond sympathy now,” said Mrs. Hilton, 57. “I want answers, and I want action.” Ha husband, Airman
1st Class Robert Hilton, was lost in I the Gulf of Tonkin offVietnam when! his plane went down three decadesJ ago. His body has not been recovered.!
“All I want is to put a flower on hisJ grave. It’s not like I’m asking for some-I thing that doesn't belong to me,” she' said.
But for some, the day was one of' closure.
In Millersburg, Ohio, Frank D. Gallon was buried near his home in Amish country, more than 52 years after his plane was downed by German fighters.
The 29-year-old pilot's P-47 Thunderbolt was discovered last year during ~ a check of Dutch waterways.
“It's a fine finish, a fine finish. It -makes tile story complete,” Galliano * brother, Ottmar Gallion, 78, said after tile service.
“It’s ova. It's dosed,” said Ottmar’s wife, Jean. “My husband was always so concerned.”
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