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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVID SULLENS, Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN, Managing Editor ftp 4 HeraM-Zf/ftmg, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, May 29, 1991Herald-Zeitung Published Sunday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon* by Now Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, 707 banda St, cr P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Terne 78131-1328. Second Close postage paid by New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung at New Braunfels, Texas. DAVID SULLENS Ecttor and Pubtsher JANINE GREEN Managing Editor CHERYL DUVALL Burnets Manager KAREN REININGER doomed Manager LONE‘ BEASLEY Advertising Director 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 Citterns 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 o.m. Sunday, call 625-9144 or 658-1900 by 7 p.m. and ll am., respectively. Postmaster: Send address changes to P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328.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; • The group who aided a recent heart attack victim at high school baccalaureate services until an ambulance could arrive. Emergency medical personnel credited the four with increasing the woman's chances of survival. They are Dr. Don Bedford, a dentist and the father of a graduate; Darren Brinkkoetcr, Chris Preuss, a graduate; and Josephine Booth, mother of a graduate. • Foster parents like Mabel and Bruce Brown of Bulverde, who give of themselves to make life better for youngsters trapped by events not of their own making. • The 800 people who cast votes in last Saturday’s New Braunfels Qty Council runoff election. • The Rev. Daryl C. Higgins, senior minister of First Protestant Church in New Braunfels, on his efforts to, in concert with Chamber of Commerce officials, bring the fall meeting of Churches Uniting in Global Mission to New Braunfels. • The just installed new officers of the Guada Coma Garden Club. Those officers include Monique Weston, president; Valerie Meyer, first vice president; Patsy Bebee, second vice president; Carole Bartram, secretary; and Carol Stein, treasurer. • The women seen pausing on their walk through Lands Park to pluck ball moss from a crepe myrtle tree. Left alone, this parasite can kill a plant. Ifs nice to know those who use the park are willing to help care for it. • Members of the Guada Coma Garden Dub for planting and maintaining a xeriscape garden located near the miniature train concession. • The New Braunfels Republican Women's Club on its recent dual contribution to the Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation. The contribution consisted of a Texas flag and a donation to the Seniors* Center of Comal County building fund. • The volunteers who spend 400 hours each month operating the Senior Citizens’ Center Thrift Shop, already open behind the new center under renovation on Lands Street. Those volunteers include Millie Hill, Rote Hooker, Betty Hales, Nell Cramer, Lillian Farr, Justin Kerulis, Doris Craft, Joan Reinarz, Juanita Rodriquez, Lynda Sussman, Marge Miller, Connie Narvez, Crystals Bishop, Sandy Sandberg and Frankie Hoy. • The Downtown and New Braunfels Rotary Clubs on their hosting last Friday a group study exchange whose members were from throughout United Germany. The group expressed a special interest in seeing New Braunfels, according to the Houston Rota-rian who arranged their tour of Texas. • Librarian Vickie Hocker and all others involved in organizing the summer reading camp at the Dittlinger Memorial Library in New Braunfels. The camp is for children aged 3-12. Registration is June 3. • The 1991 -92 Mid-Texas Symphony debutantes who were honored recently at a spring tea in the Southbank Clubhouse. Those debutantes included: Kristin Bremer, Amy Brennan, Kim Caffey, Shannon Effcoberger, Kouruiey Goerges, Meredith Hardeman, Jennifer Heyden, Shealynn Kiesling, Christine Lucas, Amy Reneau, Brandy Ross, Natalie Warren, Emily Way, Hilary Woods and Jennifer Works. • All those involved in the recent walk-a-thon sponsored by the New Braunfels Lions and Lioness clubs. The event resulted in the contribution by the local clubs of $2,000 to the Lions Camp for Crippled Children in Kerrville. Do you know of someone else who deserves mention in this weekly feature? lf so, call Janine Green or David Sullens at 625-9144.ForumNote of thanks Editor: Thank you for your paper’s support and assistance during the Great American Food Fight and for your informed coverage of downtown. This community couldn't ask for a more supportive and active newspaper. Everyone is pleased with the change. April Goldsmith Main Street Project director and Food Fight chairman New BraunfelsYou’ve given generously Editor: To our supporters: On behalf of the associates and managers of Wal-Mart Distribution Center 6016, we would like to say “Thank You!’* It is because of business like yours that helps us to help the children of Santa Rosa Hospital and Children's Miracle Network. Through your donations, you stand with us at the bedside of a child. You have given generously from your heart, making possible better care for children who are ill and injured. We reached our projected goal of $11,000 and because of your contributions we were able to raise $11,264.16 and with corporate adding $1,000 to make a grand total of $12,264.16, all of which goes to our local children’s hospital at Santa Rosa.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 alce 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. Once again I want to take this opportunity to thank you fa the sup-pat you’ve show to this worthwhile charity and hope that we can count ai your support in the years to come. Nancy Edelen Wal-Mart Distribution Center New Braunfels 'Friendly* little town? Editor: Something happened recently that has greatly altered by belief that the general population of our “friendly” little German town is actually friendly and caring. My mother fell while walking along PM 725. Her ankle was severely broken and she was unable to stand. She fell in the grass alongside the road in a bed of fire ants. She was able to pull herself up a small embankment onto the asphalt. She fell at IO minutes before I in the afternoon — crying, bruised and bitten, she lay there fa 20 minutes being passed by many cars, trucks and 18-wheelers. Na one of those people had enough compassion to stop and help — until one young woman with a 3-week-old baby and her 4-year-old son in her mini-van stopped to offer assistance. Kristie Fielder and an older gentleman who stopped after Ms. Fielder helped my mother into Ms. Fielder’s van. Ms. Fielder then took my mother to McKenna Memorial Hospital. To Ms. Fielder — my family canna begin to thank you enough for the compassion you showed by mother. To the gentleman — I wish we knew your name so we could thank you personally; we are very grateful. My mother underwent surgery that evening (May 9) to have several screws and a steel rod placed in her ankle. She was released from the hospital the following Sunday. To those of you who passed my mother while she was lying alongside the road — I want you to know, if it had been one of your mailers, fathers, sisters, brothers, wives, husbands, sons a daughters, I WOULD HAVE STOPPED. Shelley Mayfield-Schuetz New BraunfelsLiving with pigs Editor: It has been reported that the owners of a potbellied pig living in New Braunfels are refusing to pack up and move after losing in the second round of a bid to change a city ordinance that bans swine in the city. It was reported that the owners made a statement recently that “They think they’ve heard the last of us, bm they’ve got another think coming.” But at the second round the maya of New Braunfels said it the way most citizens do. Those council members that feel that the pig owners’ plea should be granted ... should be asked another question, namely “Would it not be prudent to have the pig owners move from the city, rather than a number of present citizens move because they object to whay the ordinance change would result in?” The change also may cause others who had planned to move to our city to change their minds. George E. Nowotny New BraunfelsLooking back Brewery operated on upper Comal; Local group rain-bound at Anhalt By ROSEMARIE LEISSNER GREGORY, Editor Soph*Inburg Museum and Archive* Cornel County Historic Commission 125 YEARS AGO (1866) Guenther has constructed a new brewery on the upper Comal River, using its waters cooling. C.G. Kremp-kau is brewmaster. • • • Hermann Seele announces an auction of goods, etc., on Saturday, June 2. IOO YEARS AGO (1891) When his wagon wheel hit a rock causing the wagon seat upon which he was sitting to come loose, Henry Brinkoether fell to the ground and received severe head and body injuries. He was taken in by a Mr. Meckel. • • • Burglars broke in die home of Rudolph Krause and ga away with $400 cash, a golden watch with chain, clothes and a revolver. 75 YEARS AGO (1916) About 25 a mat New Brmunfelsers attended the Anhalt Mayfest last Saturday and mot them were “rain-bound” for the whole night and part of next day, and were lucky to get home on Sunday. “Aber school war es doch.” • • • Mr. J.G. Reininger, father of postmaster Gus Reininger, and an old New Braunfels pioneer, but since about 25 years ago is living in Marathon, was here during the Fireman’s Convention once more meeting many of his old friends. Mr. Reininger came to New Braunfels with the first Oerman immigrants in 1845 when he was a boy of six years old. He is one of the few survivors of those first comers of 71 years ago. It happened that last Sunday was Mr. Reininger’s 77th birthday and he was pleasantly surprised by a gathering of over IOO relatives and friends arranged fa his pleasure at his son Gus Reininger’s home. • • • Robert Zipp of Schumannsville was bitten in his left foa by a rattle snake last Wednesday. The mishap occurred while Mr. Zipp was picking dew berries. Having had medal help he is reported out of danger. 50 YEARS AGO (1941) A called meeting cf representatives from local civic and service agenize-lions wu held at City Hall with County Attorney Alton Lockett to form a countywide committee to sponaa a petition to the County Commission fa a $200,000 bond issue election. The bonds would finance hard-surfacing of IOO miles of primary county roads which are now mostly macadomized. lf the bond issue passes it is estimated 1940-41 New Braunfels High School football lettermen are, top row from left, Allen Elsik, coach Alex Borman, Harlan Wetz, Bide Schweers. Henry Rose, coach Shelley Burt and Rubin Chapa; second row, Bart Day, Monroe Ludwig and Kermit Wegner; and, bottom row, Curt Sauer Jr., Ernest Reininger, captain Marcus George, captain Jerome Pfullmann, Henry Thiele and Herbert Dietel. that the entire job can be done without raising the present rate on county taxes. Stewart Fischer as President of the Clus will make an acceptance address wlr i graduates receive their diplomas. Marian Schumann with the highest ranking of 93.4 will give the Valedictory address and Francis (Franz) Coreth with 91.6 average will give the Salutatory address at the Commencement Exercises of New Braunfels High School. The elected officers of the Coreth Senia Class of ’42 are Jimmy Rhein-lander, president; Betty Blick, vicepresident; Dolly Fisher, secretary; Isabel Mallory, treasurer; Werner Hignst, reporter, Kenneith Triesch, Student Council representative; Harley Schulz, sergeant at-arms; and Cecil Home, annual editor. 25 YEARS AGO (1966) New Braunfels Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary celebrated their 20th anniversary and hosted the VFW District V meeting here Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, at their post home, 600 Peace Ave. Mayor Julius Schwandt delivered the welcoming address prior to the Saturday evening banquet. At 9 pm. dancing was open to the public with music by the Cloverleaf Orchestra. Brig. Gen. Max Specht was the main speaker at the joint district meeting on Sunday. County Judge Clarence Rice delivered the welcoming address. Miss Linden Anderson, a former New Braunfels teacher and frequent visita here, will be leaving soon for her seventh overseas assignment with the American Red Cross. She is a guest in the home of Martha Starr. Bemerd N. Bourne! was elected president of the local Jaycees. Dr. Carroll Shelton and Joe Miller are newly elected vice-presidents. Others elected officers are Grover Huff, secretary; Harvey Scheel, treasurer; and Vincent John, inter-club directa. The seven-man board of directors includes Dr. Fred Willard, Dr. Phil Finke, Joe Har-tigan. Dan Mille!, Roy Hanzmann, Bob PfeufTer and Jim Cornelius. Jack Borchers, outgoing president of the New Braunfels Jaycees was selected one of six new state directas frau Area Four of the Texas J uni a Chamber. • • • Mr. and Mrs. Ray Siegel who spent the winter here left by train Friday afternoon to spend the summer months at their home in Banga, Mich. • • • William J. Kolodzie is the recipient of a Parent-Teacher Association life membership given to him by the PT A City Council at a luncheon meeting at Hotel Faust. The presentation was made by Norman Krause, a member of the life membership committee inclu-dinng also Mrs. James Smith. The FTA life membership is the first ever to be given by the City Council PTA. • • • John Kaderli celebrated his lOth birthday with a bowling party at Comal Bowl. Joining in the fun were Allen David, Joel Erben, Sanny Slewussy, Gary Seffel, Rodney Regan, Bruce Robinett, Carl Fisher, Todd Elbel. Steven Douglas, Robin Roark, Sam Adams, Rodney Garrett, Bryan Amman, Dale Dallman, Ross Fevey, Wayne Classer!, Darrell Jonas and John’s cousin, Jennifer Aaron. All photo* courtesy of the Suphicnburg Mu*cum and Archives. ;