New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 22, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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MITCH WOMBLE P.O. BOX 45436 DALLAS» TX 75245Have a happy Thanksgiving
Local woman repays holiday kindness
By DANA STELL Staff writer
Their first Thanksgiving together looked bleak. And for 29 years they have tried to spare others of that same feeling of despair.
Each Thanksgiving and Christmas, a New Braunfels couple provides holiday meals and some gifts for three local families in an effort to repay the kindness of a neighbor who came to their aid in 1955.
“That’s the way we give thanks to
God. He has blessed us with good health and a lot of happiness,” said the woman, who wishes to remain anonymous. “For that first year — that’s something we’ll never forget.” The mother of four talked about that first Thanksgiving. “The first year of our married life we were stationed in Wilmington, Ohio,” she said. “The first Thanksgiving we spent together we had only one egg and a couple of slices of bread in our refrigerator. And I was pregnant
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The Santa Claus you see here brings with it visions of Christmas, joyful times and good cheer. But this Santa also has a special meaning, and you can help make it even more special.
This Santa will symbolize the desire of the New Braunfels and Comal County community to help those less fortunate than themselves this Christmas. For the third straight year, tile Herald Zcitung is sponsoring its “Cheer Fund,” and the picture of Saint Nick symbolizes our desire to bring a little cheer into the lives of local families.
We at the HeraldZeitung have set a pretty high goal this year, and we’ll need your support to help us reach it. We’re hoping to feed 200 local families this Christmas season, and we’ll need your donations of money or non-perishable food items to help us meet that goal.
The response to last year's Cheer Fund
was tremendous. This year’s drive will get a head start because of that, since we received many donations after we purchased the bulk of the food last year. So we’re starting this year with a balance of $1,302 05.
The format will be the same as last year. The Cheer Fund box, complete with Santa s picture, will appear each day until Christmas. Contributors will be listed, as will a beginning and ending balance. We will accept cash or non-perishable food items at our offices, 186 S. Casten. If you want to donate food, but can’t bring it by, contact circulation manager Don Avery and he’ll arrange to have it picked up.
Here’s our first group of contributors:
Beginning balance SI .302 05
Donald and Carol Avery 525
Frank and Wanda Lasater S25
Kraft Printing . 525
Chance Lawrence 55
Dave and Bettie Kramer $25
C BEK RV Park and Snack Shoppe $20
Sue and Robert Johnson $25
New Balance SI 452 05
We appreciate your contributions. You've helped begin to brighten the holidays for many local families.
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Vol. 94-No. 227
November 22, 1984
32 Pages- 3 Sections
Parker probe not over yet
BEAUMONT (AP) - Jefferson Count) District Attorney James McGrath said Wednesday he is asking a grand jury to make a fresh investigation of indictments that earlier were dismissed against State Sen Carl A. Parker.
McGrath said in an announcement that he felt that dismissal of the Carl A Parker indictments based upon the possibility of bias ... in no vs ay resolved the issues raised by the indictments ’’
it is our collective unanimous opinion that the interests of all parties would best be served if the Carl P Parker cases were reviewed by the October term, 1984 grand jury,” McGrath said in his announcement One of Parker’s attorneys, Walter Sokaly of Beaumont, said tile announcement was expected and “welcomed.”
Sen Parker has represented the people of his area for the better part of his life It is very important for him that this Im* resolved and confidence restored,” said the lawyer Parker was accused by an earlier
county grand jury of aggravated promotion of prostitution, wholesale promotion of obscene material and of lying to the grand jury.
The indictments were dismissed Nov. 14 by visiting District Judge Perry Pickett of Midland. The judge ruled that some of the members of the grand jury may have been biased against Parker.
McGrath said his staff had reviewed the whole case and consulted with the Jefferson County sheriff’s office and the Port Arthur police.
As a result of the review, said the district attorney, the staff determined that the public, Parker and the state are entitled to the resolution of those issues” raised in the original indictment
McGrath said the staff considered calling a special grand jury. but rejected the idea for fear that its members would not be impartial.
He also defended the April term grand jury that indicted Parker i considered the April term grand
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Her face bathed in the soft light of a candle she made, Goodwin Primary student Sharon Snyder prepares for a pre Thanksgiving feat Tuesday the last day of school before Thanksgiving holidays At right, teacher Kay Bnetzke serves a group of Indians and Pilgrims, including (from left) Terry Carnes, Sonia Martinez, Josh Holden, Kim Kroner and April Tschoepe.
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Today’s Thanksgiving forecast calls for clear skies and cold weather, continuing through
Friday. Expect cloudy skies and a chance of showers for the weekend Today's high should be in the low 60s, following yesterday’s high of 60. Sunset tonight will be at 5:33 p.m. and sunrise Friday will be at 7:02 a.m.
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WASHINGTON < AP > - Soviet President Konstantin U. Chernenko has proposed a meeting early next year between Secretary of State George P Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, and discussions are under way to decide on “a mutually agreeable agenda,” an administration official said Wednesday.
The Reagan administration reacted enthusiastically to the proposal, which was delivered to the State Department last Saturday by a high-level Soviet diplomat, as a potential icebreaker in the arms control talks that have been stalled fora year.
Meanwhile, NBG News reported Wednesday night that Shultz and Gromyko have agreed to discuss nuclear amis control at a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, at the end of the first week of January.
The network said the United States is prepared to offer a new approach being pushed by arms control director Kenneth Adelman. The approach, certain to be controversial, is said to be based on the proposition that if Shultz and Gromyko cannot reach verifible agreements on arms control, they should proceed to achieve “arms control without agreement,” the network said. The network did not explain how exactly such an arrangement would work.
Goodwin Pilgrims eat hearty, learn about Thanksgiving
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
The Mayflower arrived at Goodwin Primary Tuesday for ar early Thanksgiving tribute, and the tiny pilgrims and Indians aboard really ate it up
Teachers called the feasts, mostly separated b> grad*1 md .'lass. a culmination of weeks of Thanksgiving lesson plans The> sa:d kindergarten. first and second grade students had spent weeks study mg about the pilgrims. Indians and the hardships they all faced “We’ve been learning about Thanksgiving, well, ever since Halloween," one honest teacher said “In fact, we've talked so much about turkey and dressing that a hamburger sounds real good There weren’t any turkeys or hamburgers at Goodw in Tuesday. but the kids didn’t seem to mind Each class cooked up its own menu, and passed around the meaning of Thanksgiving Day on paper plates ..some without even knowing it As teacher Jean Klein said, ‘ Give a kid something to eat. and he I remember it longer.”
The first-graders took over the cafeteria They lit candles they made in science class, and sang “Over the River and Through the Woods ” They repeated a prayer said bs Miles Standish more than 300 years ago, and blew out their candles That’s when Klein whispered. “This is when I feel like we'd better call the fire department.’’
But the first-graders were too busy eating to mind the smoke They each got samples of five different kinds of bread they made in math class to learn about measurement, and fruit they brought from bonn chopped to fit in handmade cocktail cups.
Their placemats were made from construction paper, and so were the props
The girl pilgrims donned cuffs and sailer-shaped hats of white construction paper, while the boy pilgrims wore cut-out facades of black “Abe Lincoln” hats The Indians wort paper bauds around their foreheads, and some even cut armholes in grocery sacks split up the middle and fringed on the edge to achieve that b ather vest look.
Most of the second-grade Thanksgiving troops sat on the floor around their food spreads of fruit, nuts, cornbread, popcorn, raisins and honey.
In Mrs Kay Bnetzke’s class each student was asked to share something they were thankful for “Think real hard, and tell me something you'd be real sad about if you didn’t have it. Mrs
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