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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVID SULLENS, Editor and Publisher STEPHANIE FERGUSON, Managing Editor Page 4Herald-Zeltung, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, November 13 1991Harald-Zeitung Published Sunday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfeb Herald-Zeitung, 707 Landa St., or P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328. Second Class postage paid by New Braunfeb Herald-Zeitung at New Braunfeb, Texas. STEPHANIE FERGUSON Managing Editor CHERYL DUVALL Business Manager DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher JIM HORNBECK Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: three months, 112.90; six months, $22 JO; one year, $40.00. Senior Citizens Dbcount (carrier delivery only): six months, $19.25; one year, $34.00. Mail delivery outside Comal County, in Texas: three months, $2250; six months, $40.00, one year, $75.00. Mail outside Texas: six months, $5250; one year, $8750. lf you have not received your newspaper by 5:30 pm. Tuesday through Friday, or by 7:30 am. Sunday, call 625-9144 or 658-1900 by 7 pm. and ll am., respectively. Postmaster: Send address changes to P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfeb, Texas 78131-1328 When men stop breathing in their sleepKudos 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 Stephanie Ferguson or Editor and Publisher David Sullens and we’ll take it from there. Our telephone number is 625-9144. Kudos this week go to: •Elements of the Texas Department of Public Safety involved in the seizure of more than a ton-and-a-half of marijuana in southern Comal County last week. Also seized were vehicles and about $6,000. Four men were arrested. Assisting the DPS in the raid were Comal County Sheriff’s deputies. •Comal County and the Hummel Museum Inc. on the joint purchase of the former First Federal Savings & Loan Association building in downtown New Braunfels. The purchase will provide needed office space for the county and will create what surely will be a major new visitor attraction, the largest single collection of original Hummel drawings. •Kristopher Bueche, on building four spine boards for the New Braunfels Fire Department as an Eagle Scout project. •New Braunfels Utilities, local cleaners, the Community Council, New Braunfels and Canyon high Schools, and First United Methodist Church on the “Operation body Heat,” a project aimed at providing coats and sweaters for the needy in New Braunfels. •New Braunfels Utilities on receipt of a financial reporting excellence award from the nationwide Government Finance Officers Association. The award was for the excellence of the utility’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended July 31,1990. •The New Braunfels Service League on their planned Nov. 21 $5,000 Night Fund Raiser to be held al Gruene Hall. The affair will benefit The Emergency Children’s Shelter, the Teen Connection, the Children’s Museum, the Community Service Center and Homespun ECL The event is chaired by Brenda Mcdanich. •The new members of the New Braunfels High School chapter of the National Honor Society who were inducted on Halloween morning. NBHS National Honor Society officers hosted a breakfast for the 92 new members. The affair was funded by the Downtown Rotary Club. •GenetIe Parra on being named New Braunfels Independent School District’s Outstanding Secondary Teacher of the Year and Sandra Haynes on being named Outstanding Elementary Teacher. •The Comal Independent School District on its open approach to looking at the implementation of year-round school. The district already has held two public meetings on the issue, seeking input from and dialog with parents and patrons of the district. •Eden Home in New Braunfels on the celebration of its 81st birthday. •Russell Vollbrecht is a very good neighbor. At 7:30 a m. on a freezing Friday morning, he picked up litter behind his building and all four of his neighboring businesses as well. Do you know of someone else who deserves mention in this weekly feature? If so, call Stephanie Ferguson or David Sullens at 625-9144. Your Representatives 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 Medical researchers have found themselves in a bit of a quandary. Again. During a recent slack season — between new shipments of white mice and swamp virus, I suppose — scientists discovered that men frequently stop breathing in their sleep. Before I cause rampant panic among the male population, let me provide part of the researchers’ findings. Two-thirds of the men who took pan in the study often stopped breathing for several seconds at a time when they slept, while one-third had breathing patterns similar to women. Although this phenomenon is apparently a common occurrence, the doctors are puzzled why it happens. Scientists are well-educated and are quite handy with test tubes, x-ray machines, stinky chemicals, and electrical doodads, but they tend to overlook the obvious. Any married man would’ve immediately recognized that the poor ' A. Jim Hornbeck a* clucks composing the “two-thirds” were husbands. We, better known as the “lesser half,” know that there is nothing like a little innocent snoring to bring out the Evander Holyfield in a woman. Let a man inhale through his nose and exhale through his mouth and...whacko. A wife’s piercing elbow jab into a husband’s midsection definitely causes an absence of breath. The good doctors went on to say, “This research paper shows that things happen to the breathing pattern at night that can’t be predicted by the way people act during the day.” Balderdash. Let a hubby get a little frumpy or, at worst, somewhat belligerent dining the day and the wife will pull the “Boris Karloff lookalike” stunt that night. Married men know what I mean. The wife puts on a half-pound of gooey face cream and enough curlers and hairpins to pick up distress signals at sea. And, them, they ask for a goodnight kiss. Night time rituals like that have stopped many husbands' lungs. Permanently. There is also the diabolical “cover puller.” Her basic philosophy is, “What’s mine is mine and half of what’s yours is mine, too.” On winter nights, she rips the covers from her husband and exposes him to frostbite conditions — a sure method to stop all breathing for at least 30 seconds. Finally, there is the “alphabet sleeper.” She usually assumes the position of the letter S or Z. These formations force the husband to balance his body on the outermost edge of the bed. If he tries to turn in his sleep he gets the terrifying sensation of falling off a cliff. Besides irregular breathing, the husband develops a fear of heights. Now, I'm not a victim of these feminine ploys. Maybe it's because I sleep on a throw rug at the foot of the bed. Jim Hornbeck it the advertising director of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. Looking Back Pictured are the students of the Carl Schurz elementary school in a morning flag raising ceremony. The picture was taken when officials of the Comal Post 179 American Legion reviewed the drill. School Principal Curt Schmidt explains three buglers blow fanfare for the flag’s approach, while the Safety Patrol stand as an honor guard and the pupils stand at attention. When the flag is raised, the body recites the pledge of allegiance in unison and accompanied by the buglers, sing a patriotic song. The picture recently appeared in the official Legion publication. (Photo courtesy of the Sophienburg Museum and Archives) Trains blocking local crossings U S Rep Lamar Smith U S House of Representatives District 21 (Comal County) 422 Cannon Office Bldg. Washington, D C. 20510 U S. Rep. Greg Laughlin U.S. House of Representatives District 14 (Guadalupe County) 1713 Longworth Office Bldg Washington, D C. 20510 Texas Gov. Ann Richards Governor s Office State Capitol Austin, Texas 78711 By ROSEMARIE LEISSNER GREGORY, Editor Sophlonburg Museum and Archly** Comal County Hiatortc Commission 125 YEARS AGO (IS66) The W. Brackish farm in Hortoniown has been invaded by anis. (Advertisements) (For rem) Christian Loeffler has a 6-room house lo rent on Seguin Street near Landa’s Mill. (To Sell) Georg Pfeuffer has apple trees, and leather and fur goods to sell. (Theater) The New Braunfels Academy presents a theater production on Saturday evening to benefit the Academy. NOTICE: There will be target practice at Comal Springs on Sunday. IOO years ago (1891) Twenty-five additional contributions were made towards the building of the town’s hospital. Ten persons gave $10 each, sixteen gave $5 each, one gave $3 and two gave $2 for a total of $138. ••• The architect for the hospital has been told that approximately $3,000 has been raised for the project and that the committee intends to stay with that sum to be spent. However, the building is designed to allow future additions. J. Landa plans to build a new house to be valued at $9,000. Mr. Tschoepe and Miss Marie Boemer were married on Tuesday of the current week in the Catholic Church. 75 years ago (1916) At the City Council meeting a petition by Harry Landa was read complaining of obstruction of East Seguin and other streets by railroad trains stopping on crossings longer at a time than city ordinances permit, interrupting traffic and travel to and from the Landa industries. Tax Assessor Jos. Coreth suggested a board of equalization to revise assessments. The council voted for Ad. Henne, R.B. Richter and John Faust to serve on the board of equalization. Residents on Coll and Cross streets asked for an extension of a 6-inch main pipe from San Antonio Street to said other streets. To obviate present lack of funds the residents through Edgar Schumann spokesman, offered to advance the money for the purchase of the necessary pipe, for four months without interest. Referred to the Water Works Committee. Emil Wersterfer of Fischer Store last Monday brought to town his last six bales of cotton and got 18 cents a pound for it. Emil has also sold feed stuffs and has more to spare. Few mountain farmers are as fortunate this year. 50 years ago (1941) The community joined Comal Post 179, American Legion in paying tribute to the dead soldiers of World War I in observance of the 23rd anniversary of the Armistice. At City Hall — Mayor Walter Sippel is serving his second term. Sippel has lived all his life here and before becoming mayor was a plumber, cotractor and ice-cream vendor. His greatest love is his connection with the nationally known Landa Park. City Commissioner R.S. Jahn is a local product and graduate civil engineer of AAM. Commissioner George Reininger is a long-time member of commissioners court and was formerly a successful Comal County farmer. City Clerk A.D. “Pete” Nuhn has been at his job for 20 years and according to Mayor Sippel, he is the hardest working man in town. He is assisted by Marcus Adams and Leroy Hinman, City Attorney Raymond Bartram of Schleyer and Bartram has as his objective the reco-dification of city ordinances. Arthur Mergele manages Landa Park. The fate of the city’s tax-supported chamber of commerce hangs in the balance. The city commission ordered an election for Dec. 16 at which tax payers of the city will decide whether a chamber of commerce maintenance shall become compulsory (xr remain optional. ••• Francis Coreth, last year’s graduate from New Braunfels High School, is acclaimed in the Austin Statesman for his performance in the Curtain Club production of “Thunder Rock.” 25 years ago (1966) Republican John Tower, incumbent U.S. senator, had little trouble in sweeping Comal County votes Tuesday in his bid for a second term. John Karbach, Democratic Executive Committee appointee for the county commissioners. Precinct 4 spot when incumbent Henry Neuse died suddenly last spring, won over two unannounced write-in candidates. The state approves the Hinman Island sanitar landfill. Dianna Faye Erben of Comal County ar daughter at Mr. and Mrs. Roland W. Erben of Ss tier will represent District IO in the state finals < the 1966 Texas Farm Bureau Queen Contest Corpus Christi on Nov. 14. ;