New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 1, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 139, No. 248
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Carlos De La Cerda
November 1, 1991
One Section, 14 Pages
War years featured at exhibit
Flags of many colors
Flag display opens today
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
A qui I ted-I lug exhibit al die Civic Center this weekend features homespun patriotism.
'Hie “Old Glory: Long May She Wave’* display includes about 23 hand-quilted flags featuring different professional fashion designers’ patriotic variations on the American flag. Tile display, which opened Friday, continues between IO a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Honors Hall.
'Die exhibit got its start as a way to promote the WestPoini Pepperell Mission Valley Mill’s patriotic “Americana” collection of 100-percent cotton fabrics, which includes 14 patients widi matte colors and an antique look. All material used in the display was manufactured al die New Braunfels mill, and the cotton was grown in Texas.
California resident Margaret Peters, working with Bill Morton, vice president of manufacturing at the local mill, has coordinated die project to promote quilting in general and the quilling-fabric line in specific. The 3-foot-by-5-foot quilted designs feature patriotic slogans, symbols and designs.
Late last year, Peters mailed challenges and fabric samples to various designers across die country, and those interested requested the free fabric diey needed to complete their flag-shaped design by May I.
“'I’hcy basically had to play Betsy Ross find design their own American flags,” Peters said, who arrived in town Thursday lo set up and monitor the exhibit.
The project started before the wave of |iairiotism that accompanied Desert Storm, really more in anticipation of die celebration of the 500-year anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of America, Peters said.
Mission Valley Mill officials recently approached the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce about displaying the flags in New Braunfels, an inquiry that eventually led to a showing in conjunction with the annual Heritage Exhibit.
lids is only the sixdi showing of die exhibit, which has also traveled to such places as California, Missouri and Oregon, Peters said. The single previous Texas showing was in Houston.
Hie display currently is scheduled lo be shown at many quilt shows, museums and fabric store galleries nationwide through July 1992.
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
This year’s dicmc of the 1991 Heritage Exhibit, ‘The Home Front — 1941-1945," was dedicated to all veterans of World War ll on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the war, said Chere Stralemann, president of die Heritage Society.
“It is also dedicated to die unsung heroes who kept watch on die home front,” Stralemann said.
The exhibit, which recreates New Braunfels of the war years, will be at die Civic Center through Nov. IO.
Resurrected at die exhibit are die Eiband and Fischer Department Store, die Coffee Pot Cafe, die Rialto Theater and die Center for Servicemen. There are vignettes of a living room of the period, a victory garden, a school room and Red Cross volunteers sewing bandages. Another display, sponsored by New Braunfels Smokehouse and Carlton Food Products, shows a sausage mak ing shop of the day.
Adorning die ceiling of the Civic Center are airplane silhouettes similar to diose used for training servicemen at recognizing planes in the sky as enemy or friendly.
Stralemaiui dunked all volunteers who worked on the exhibit at special opening ceremonies Thursday night.
The Heritage Society also honored Jimmie Becker, chairman of die exhibit for all die work she did to coordinate the event.
“All die museums take an active part in diis but the leadership role lulls to die Heritage Society leader
Chere Stralemann," said Dennis Heiikarnp, treasurer of the Heritage Society.
David Harm I ann, vice-chairman
of the Heritage Society introduced the 5th Army Band from Fort Sam Houston and led the invocation. Hartmann was in uniform of the period and was wearing his
father’s medals. His parents, Raymond and Lorraine Harunann, originally from New Braunfels, traveled from Fredericksburg lo wiuiess the opening ceremonies.
It’s going to be perfect weather for Wurstfest the next few day with clear blue skies and cool temperatures. The high today will reach about 65 degrees and the overnight low will dip down to 43. The high in New Braunfels Thursday was 50 and the recorded low was 31. Rainfall in the city Thursday was .33. For more weather information see Page 2.
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SPORTS 8-10StammtischBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Sharon Stevens, Kimberly Thompson, Fritz Schmidt Jr., Karen Leigh Rcbcr and Jeremy German.
Celebrating a birthday Saturday, Monica (Morn) Cruz, Bridgette Martinez and Christina Faust.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Cookbook sale
A cookbook of local recipes published by the Catholic Daughters of Sts. Peter and Paul Church is on sale during the holiday season. You may arrange to purchase a copy of the cookbook by calling 625-6623. Proceeds of the sale support the group's annual scholarships to students from both city schools. Local charities are also supported through funds raised from the cookbooks.Music Fest
The Tejano Music Fest, benefiting the Children’s Museum of New Braunfels will be Sunday, Nov. 3 from 7-11 pm. with entertainers, Los Hcrmanos Farias and David Lee Garza performing. Admission is $6 per person; children under IO enter free. For more information call 620-0939.
Tours of the First Protestant Church are available daily from IO am. to 4 pm. during Wurstfest, Nov. I-lo. The special exhibit this year features weddings. On display are wedding gowns from the 40s and memorabilia from weddings through the years.A&M Mottlers
Comal County A&M Mothers Club will meet Monday, Nov. 4 at the New Braunfels 1SD Education Center kitchen, 430 W. Mill St. The kitchen entrance is in back of the building on Bridge Street. A salad supper is slated to begin at 6:30 pm. followed by a business meeting. Program will be chopping pecans for the cookie bake. Bring your favorite salad and a food processor.Year-round schooling
Year-round schooling will be the topic for three community meetings to be sponsored by the Comal Independent School District during November. The public is invited to attend the meetings which will be 7 pm. on Nov. 4 at Smithson Valley High School; on Nov. ll at Mountain Valley Elementary School and (Hi Nov. 18 at Canyon Middle School. District staff members will be on hand at the community meetings seeking input from parents and patrons of the school district concerning the year-round school concept, and to answer questions. For more information call Carol Hall, assistant superintendent, at 625-8081 or 885-7674.ORT luncheon
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of their organization with a noon luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the New Braunfels Presbyterian
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Season opens Saturday
By ROBERT STEWART SUH Writer
Deer season gets underway Saturday and conditions are right for arca hunters according to Bob Wolford, Game Warden for Comal County.
“The cold weather does make die deer move a little bit more,” Wolford said. “It is also good for preserving the deer once they are hung."
The game Waldon has already liad some reports of night hunting by people anxious to get a head start.
“I would say our night hunting is our greatest violation,” he said. “Our deer hunting problems as far as road hunting have gone downhill.”
Wolford said Uiat 14 years ago when he arrived in the county, there
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Angie Roybal stocks a booth in the Wursthalle Thursday with this year's Wurstfest mug, depicting “The Chicken Dance." The mugs will sell for $19.50 and the steins for $75. (Photo by Robert Stewart)
Accordion great kicks off Wurstfest
By ROBERT STEWART Btalf WH«w
The *31 st coition of Wurstfest kicks off today along the banks of Ae Comal River in Landa Park.
Opening ceremonies will take place at 5:30 pm. with free musical entertainment provided by world-famous accordionist Myron Floren and the Blasorchester TV 1882 Runkel Band from Germany.
Workers were busy all day Thursday putting finishing touches 1 on Wursthalle booths and Ae Wurstfest grounds.
Angie Roybal of Opa’s Hails was busy setting up mugs and steins displaying Ais year’s “Chicken Dance” logo wiA art-work done by Lowell Davis.
“The Chicken Dance is Ae official dance of Wurstfest," Roybal said. “It is more popular here now than it is in Germany.”
The official steins and mugs are collectable and registerable and are made in Germany, she said, adding Aat one year Aey were made elsewhere to cut costs but that now they are authentic German products.
• The stein sells for $75 while Ae mug version goes for $19.50.
Volunteers of the Comal County Senior Citizens Center were also busy making last minute preparations on their booA. The seniors will be selling Wurst-sagnc, a kind of German lasagne.
“Everything else in New Braunfels stops during Wurstfest,” said Bob Dingledein, of Ae Senior Citizens Center.
Volunteers at Ae booA will be wearing aprons Aat read “Over Ae hill and working still.” OAers working on Ae booth Thursday were Will Stauffer, Vonnie Stauffer, Mary Lou Broome and Herb Kraft.
Events for Ae sausage festival’s opening night include:
5:30 pm, — Opening ceremonies tm the banks of the Comal River on the Wurstfest grounds in Landa Park.
5:30 - 11:30 pm. — Dance: Seven Dutchmen 9:00 - 10:30 pm. — Myron Floren
Das Grosse Zell (The Little Tent): 6:30 pm. — The Swingin’ Dutchmen 7:30 pm.—Cadence doggers 8:00 pm. — Blasorchester TV 1882 Runkel 9:00 pm. — Alpcnfest 10:00 pm. — Cadence doggers 10:30 pm. — Alpenfcst Dos Klcinc Zeb (The Little Tent): 5:30 pm. —Toni Noichi 6:30 p.m. — The Happy Wanderers
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By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Heritage Society Heritage exhibit at the Civic Center was dedicated to “unsung heroes” Milton and Mary Kadcrli at ceremonies Thursday night.
“By honoring Ais couple we are saying Aanks to all oAer unsung heroes who have helped make Ais exhibit what it is,” said Jimmie Becker, exhibit chairman. ‘This is a couple that has Becker helped Ae Heritage Exhibit grow to what it is today. They have boA given so much.”
The couple was surprised by Ae announcement. Mrs. Kaderli told her husband to speak as she found herself speechless for Ac first time.
“I came into Ais room wiA tears in my eyes and it looks like I’ll leave Ais room wiA tears in my eyes," Mr. Kadcrli said. “When I heard Ac band I started to cry. When I heard Ac Star-Spangled Banner I tried to sing but couldn’t — it touched me.”
Just prior to Ac presentation of Ac dedication plaque, the SA Army Band from Fort Sam Houston played a moving rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner that held Ae whole crowd in a respectful pause.
“I don’t know how we deserve Ais honor,” Mr. Kaderli said. "The people of New Braunfels deserve it and we’ll be happy lo share it wiA them."
“I knew Milton had served in World War II and I knew it would be appropriate to dedicate Ais exhibit to him,” said Chere Stralemann, president of Ac Heritage Society.
The Acme of Ais year’s Heritage Exhibit is “The Home Front: 1941-1945." New Braunfels of that time period is recreated in detailed fashion in Ae Civic Center.
Last year’s Heritage Exhibit, “1890 — The Victorian Era," was dedicated to HelmuA and Doris Salge.
This twentieA edition of Ac Heritage Exhibit will be open during Wurstfest, Nov. 1-10 from IO am. to 6 pm. Admission is $2.00 for adults and $.50 for children age 6-12. Admission is free for Children under age six.
Water leaders seeking comments on lawsuit
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
Local representatives monitoring meetings of Ae San Antonio Citizens Committee on Water have been asked to develop a list of Comal County concerns the group should consider.
dainty Commissioner Neil Craig -mile and former New Braunfels Mayor Doug Miller plan to seek input from such entities as Ae city, New Braunfels Utilities and the Guadalupc-Blanco River Authority to develop a written document, which Ae court will be able to review.
The two have sal in on the meetings as non-member observers. The committee is scheduled to make recommendations to the San Antonio City Council by Dec. I on a long-range plan to meet Ae needs of Ac San Antonio metropolitan arca.
“This was more or less an open Aviation to entities in Ae region to come forth wiA Aeir concerns and positions,” Craigmile said.
Craigmile said he and Miller also will present a videotape on range management as one way to improve aquifer recharge during Ae committee’s meeting next Wednesday.
The committee has met weekly the
IHLst few mon As lo hear die differing viewpoints of scientific experts and aquifer students on use and conservation of the undcrgiouud body of water.
Miller has characterized the meetings as a feeble attempt by San Antonio to try and demonstrate that the city is attempting to address its waler needs, especially in light of the federal lawsuit seeking protection of endangered species living in the aquifer. Influential committee members also have referred to the Comal Springs as aquifer “leaks,” he said.
San Antonio has a lot riding on the outcome of die Lone Star Chapter of die Sierra Club’s federal lawsuit against die U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Hie lawsuit seeks to foice die federal government to develop and implement plans lo piolcct the fountain darter, the San Marcos gambusia, Texas wild rice and Ae Texas blind salamander per the federal Endangered Species Act. Such a plan likely would include pumping limits on the aquifer, San Antonio’s sole source of waler.