New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 22, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Remembering a dark day in America
Reagan joins Kennedys at memorial service
WASHINGTON (AP) — On this 20th anniversary of that dreadful day in Dallas, the family that bears his heritage gathered to pray for the memory of John F. Kennedy at his grave, in his church and in his Massachusetts home.
President Reagan joined the observance at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, where Archbishop James Hickey said of Kennedy, “the hopes he raised are still in our hearts.”
The assassinated president’s daughter, Caroline, — five days short of her 26th birthday — read passages from her father’s speeches. Other family members, including Kennedy’s sister, Eunice Shriver, took part in the memorial Mass.
The very public Kennedy family and some close
friends made a very private visit to the president’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery at 7:45 a.m. before the gates opened to the public. They scattered yellow and white roses before the plaque that bears the legend “John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1917-1963.”
Soon the flowers were joined by wreaths and bouquets brought by some 50 people who had waited for the cemetery to open. One was Theresa Fitzpatrick who said she worked for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., for ll years as governess to his children.
“He meant so much to us,” she said. “He had a great love for his Irish ancestry. We wanted to come today to remember him in dance and song.” With her were four
See KENNEDY, Page 14Locals remember hearing grim news from Dallas
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
Three shots fired in Dallas on Nov. 22,1963, stunned a whole world. Today, 20 years later, New Braunfels’ community leaders can still hear the echoes.
Bob Krueger, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, got word of President John Kennedy’s assassination from the other side of the Atlantic ocean. He was in London, finishing up graduate study at Oxford University. The news flash came over the TV in his hotel room, at 5 or 6 p.m. London time. And then the TV went off.
"I went out to the car, which had a radio, and heard the remainder of the news,” Krueger recalled. When he
went back into the hotel, he found his landlady in tears. “She said, ‘Mr. Krueger, we just don’t know what to
It was 3 or 4 a.m. for City Councilmember Valdemar Espinoza, who at the time was stationed at a military base in Okinawa. “I woke up early that morning to listen to the Army-Navy game (I think that’s what it was) ... the first thing I heard was the announcer saying that President Kennedy had been shot.”
He woke his family with the news, and got to work by 7 a.m. Armed forces on the island were placed on alert for the next two or three days, but Espinoza mostly remembers being in a state of shock.
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Vol. 92 - No. 232 y 4 Pages
(USPS 377-880)Kraft killed in crash
By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer
A prominent New Braunfels businessman was killed Sunday in an auto accident near Seguin
Harold E. Kraft, Jr., 38, who operated Kraft Home and Auto with his father on West San Antonio St., died Sunday afternoon w hen his truck was struck at the intersection of Highway* TBandFM 1044
Driving a 1978 Toyota truck. Kraft. of Kt 2. Box 570AR. was southbound on KM 1044 He .stopped at the road’s intersection with Highway 78. but then pulled into the path of a 1982 Chevy truck driven by Warren Eli Koenig. 61. of San Antonio. Koenig's truck, which was westbound on KM 78, struck the drivers’ side door of Kraft's vehicle.
Kraft was pronounced dead at the
scene No inquest has been held on the cause of the death.
Koenig was treated at the accident’s site and released.
Kraft's body will lie in state at Zoeller F uneral Home until I 30 p m. Wednesday,
Kraft Home and Auto w ill close at I p rn Wednesday for the services.
Rosary will be said tonight at 8 30 p rn at Zoeller Kuneral Home. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church with burial to follow at the church's cemetery F'ather Thomas McSwtggen will officiate.
Kraft was bom Jan I, 1945 in San Antonio to Harold and Clara (nee Stautzenbergen Kraft. He married Caroly n Bry ant in Handera on July 24,
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Christmas season already?
Chemical abuse program formed
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
It’s not too late to put on a “CCAP,” and join forces with the Comal Chemical Abuse Program.
About 35 enthusiastic people faced the initial task organization Monday night, searching out a name and setting major priorities of youth and parental awareness of chemical abuse in Comal County.
The CCAP movement is a springboard of the “Chemical People,” a two-part television series broadcast in early November on drug and alcohol abuse among young people nationwide CCAP Chairman Dennis Rhoads was disappointed in Monday night’s numbers, but not enough to give up “F'rom all the calls I got last week, all the moral support I received. I consider this a very poor attendance,” he said. “I want to make Comal County as chemical free as possible, and we will have to fight apathy, ignorance, denial and resistance to get there.”
Un Rose, the Lions Club Coordinator of the Texans' War on Drugs,
explained the organization structure. “There’ll be a cross-section of the community represented on the blue-ribbon panel of district and county officials, and representatives from each major community organization,” Rose said 'The panel will be a coordinating, and not a supervising, entity.
Then we have a chairman, the task force coordinator, and task forces underneath to attack certain problems,” he added Two task forces were formed al Monday night’s meeting at Cross Lutheran. Named as temporary chairperson of the parental
awareness task force was Allene Wofford. New Braunfels Police Chief Burney Boeck took on temporary chairperson duties for the youth awareness task force, which will also include coordination with local school systems.
The name — CCAP — was Rose's idea. “We have to have a name to get a tax number, a charter, and our nonprofit status,” Rhoads said. it's not very often that an organization has money to work with so quickly, but thanks to the New Braunfels Middle School PT A and carryover .rom the Chemical People town meetings, we have about $800 available to us at the present time."
The meeting almost stalled without any task forces formed at all But Rhoads and counselor Judy Kuvacs-lx>ng kept the spark alive
“We need more people to accomplish anything.” someone said.
"It’s better to have 30 concerned parents than it is to sit on our butts. say nothing and wait for 300 to show up." Rhoads said. "We should have
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New firm may manage airport
Yes. it s true. We haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet, and Christmas decorations are springing up everywhere. That goes for New Braunfels as well, as Christmas decorations went up in Main Plaza Monday, thanks to a little high level work from New Braunfels Utilities employees in bucket trucks.
A San Antonio-based firm wants to take over New Braunfels’ airport and build it up to a bigger operation. The present leaseholder, and the municipal airport advisory board, are all for letting it try.
The advisory board met Monday and unanimously recommended that
New Braunfels Aero Service Inc. be allowed to sublease all its airport holdings to Engine Components Inc. of San Antonio. ECI executives say they would continue all the services now offered at the airport, including the Windjammer Restaurant. They’d also get a chance to expand their own
business, which right now consists mostly of repairing aviation engines and manufacturing parts.
F’rank Adams of New Braunfels Aero plans to “remain very close to the operation," collect the fees and
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Krueger, Doggett agree on education, but not on defenseToday's Weather
Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy, hunud and unseasonably warm today, turning cooler and mostly cloudy tonight. Decreasing clouds and cooler Wednesday. There will be a 20 percent chance of thundershowers today.
By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wire editor
State Sen Lloyd Doggett and former Ambassador Bob Krueger share a similar concern: the waste of human potential.
The men spoke to an enthusiastic crowd Monday night at the Crystal Chandelier.
The forum was sponsored by the Mexican-Amencan Democrats of New Braunfels.
The men, both candidates for the U.S Senate in the May Democratic primary, admitted that they are allies of sorts.
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Doggett told the crowd He said that the candidates would be measured on “how we would vote, and how we would perform in the U.S. Senate ” Doggett and Krueger agreed on the basic issues of their campaign They were both adamant about the importance of education and its role in the future of Texas and the nation.
“When I think first of public education, I think first of providing public education in the state that I want for my children,” Doggett said.
Doggett stressed the need on the state level for special education programs to aid the handicapped He attacked the Reagan administration for cutting funds for
education. Aid the handicapped, Doggett stressed, is as important as civil rights are to the people who have been denied the chance for an education, he said. All students who have a handicap deserve an education, he said.
“I also recognize, that had it not been for the help of my parents, I would not have been able to go all the way in public education,” he said.
Krueger pointed his remarks about education to the local and national levels.
“New Braunfels is proud of the fact that we were the first town in the state of Texas to have a tax-supported school system," Krueger said. “We
have a strong commitment to education.”
Krueger spoke of his decision to enter the academic world instead of working in his father’s business in New Braunfels “I wanted to use my life in a particular way that would help people develop their full potential," he said.
Krueger quoted Kennedy as saying that “we (America) are a nation of umiurgrants.
“I wanted to be a part of that government that had done all it could to develop the uniqueness of its people," Krueger said.
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Suhr receives President's Award
A surprised Helgard (Mrs. F’rank I Suhr received a "President’s Award” for her dedicated community service at the Chamber of Conunerce board of directors meeting Monday.
“The Chamber is honoring you for your deep interest and enthusiastic support to those activities that have helped preserve the traditions, customs and even the language of the early German pioneers who settled this area,” Chamber president Donnie Seay said.
Mrs. Suhr’s translation of documents and records for the Sophienburg Memorial Museum
Archives, her strong leadership in the local German-American Society and the Kinderchor, and her vice-chairmanship of the Chamber’s 1983 Heritage Exhibit were also cited by Seay.
"You are an independent thinker with creative ideas and your support and cooperative attitude when serving on a team should be an example for other volunteers,” Seay concluded.
Mrs. Suhr made no speech. Instead, she said to Seay, “You said I was a good thinker. But I think in German, so I’m not a very good speaker.”
Mrs Suhr will receive a plaque at the annual Chamber banquet Jan 20, along with retired Chief Master Sergeant Emilio Serrano of Randolph Air F'orce Base. Seay presented a “President’s Award” in community service to Serrano in June for his cooperation with the Chamber’s Airman of the Quarter program In his report on the 1983 Heritage Exhibit, Chairman BUI King told Chamber directors that total attendance (7,732) was up 19.7 percent over last year, "We also had a 34 percent increase in the number of high school students attending the
exhibit from 22 high schools around the state,” King said.
He ended with this sobering thought: “The first planning meeting for the 1984 Heritage Exhibit comes up within 90 days.”
Directors also authorized Frank Suhr to proceed “on an informal basis” a possible partnership between New Braunfels and Hahndorf. South Australia The partnership would be siimlar to the existing one with Braunfels, Germany.
Craig Sagebiel said more sponsors
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