New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 3, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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16 Pages in two sections ■ Sept. 3,1993Serving Comal County ■ Home of KATHY FORGELLE
Vol. 141, No. 205
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Daniel Rojo,
Jr., Kathy ForgeUe, Kathy Hartman, Jay Sigle, Cora Tausch, Patricia Baker (Sat.), Gregory Seif (Sat.), George Keoghan (Sat.), David Sotelo (Sol). Happy Anniversary to Dwayne A Cheryl Koepp (5 years), Jerri & Larry Brumbelow (28 years)
Symphony Guild plans first luncheon
The New Braunfels chapter of the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild will hold the first of its regular brown-bag luncheon meetings on Monday, Sept 13 from 11:30 sun. to I p.m. at the Victoria Bank meeting room, 1000 N. Walnut Ave.
Meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month. Members participate in a variety of activities which support the Mid-Texas Symphony.
For membership information, call Arlene Buhl at 625-6411.
Newcomers Club meeting Sept. 7
The speaker for the New Braunfels Newcomers Club at IO a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, will be member Anna Zubkova.
She will relate her personal life in Siberia as a former Russian Army nurse who was captured by the Germans as a prisoner of war.
In 1945, the American liberated Anna and she came to Miami. She now is a happy, grateful citizen of New Braunfels.
WORD special meeting cancelled
The Water Oriented Recreation District (WORD) special meeting to be held last night was cancelled due to a lack of quorum.
McKenna HealthLink to host lecture Sept. 7
McKenna HealthLink is sponsoring a free Menopause Presentation. Betsy Pond, LPC, in conjunction with the McKenna HealthTalks Lecture Series, will present, “Menopause — What's Happening to Me. "Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. in the McKenna Memorial Hospital dining room.
What ‘s happening to me is a question driving many of the menopausal women's concerns.
All HealthTalk presentations are free and open to the public.
For more information, call Dan Davis, HealthLink coordinator, at 625-9111.
Memorial service set
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #770 Auxiliary will have a POW Memorial Service at 7 p.m. on Sept. 8.
Fifth District President Irene Henzie will make her official visit and inspection.
(The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Slammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community. “Stammtisch" represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
MD A telethon, local activity highlight Labor Day agenda
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Labor Day brings more than just good times and the chance to take a day off work — it also brings help to those suffering from Muscular Dystrophy through the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day Telethon.
Officials hope New Braunfels resi-
Area residents may make pledges to San Antonio pledge center this year
dents will participate in the Telethon.
This will be the first year New Braunfels will not have its own pledge center. However, residents will be able to call a local number (608-1722) and the call will be forwarded to the pledge center in San Antonio.
In addition to the telethon, various activities will be held around the area
to benefit MDA. In Comal County, Abbottland and U-Ban Corporation are joining together to present the first Miss Whitewater Swimsuit Contest on Sept. 5.
The event will take place at Abbottland on River Road.
Activities begin at noon and include entertainment by Erie Scott and
“Headwind” with M.D.I. Productions as the emcee.
Miller Lite is the featured beer of the event and will be introducing a new product.
In addition, the Miller-Lite girls will be on hand for Polaroid photos. Cost is $5.
The contest begins at 5 p.m. There
will be three categories; sizes 6-8,10-12 and 14-16, and prizes will be awarded to the winner in each category. A grand prize will be awarded to the overall winner, Miss Whitewater.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of San Antonio.
For information, on how to enter the event contact Randy Mock at 534-8154 or 828-6431.
‘The King’ lives on through 70-year-old Eden Home resident Joseph Tippins who spends his time entertaining fellow residents
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Ivis is alive and well and living at Eden Home in New Braunfels.
He is living through musician Joseph “Jay” Tippins, a 70-year-old New Braunfels resident, who recently came to Eden Home after having knee surgery.
Tippins, also known as the Eden Home Elvis, entertains the residents and employees at the local nursing home, with down-home country music, mixed in with a little rock 'n’ roll.
“I give people what they want to hear. Whatever they suggest, I try to bring it forth,” he said.
A native of Tennessee, Tippins has spent his recent years entertaining residents at several nursing homes
Tippins lives at Laurel Apartments, where he also provides entertainment to residents. He came to Eden Home just recently and is expected to return home next week.
“People have been so good to me here,” said Tippins. “Even after I move, I hope to come back every day”
Tippins said he normally sings “anywhere he can,” including going to parks, churches and other nursing homes.
“I would even go to the White House to sing for President Clinton,” said Tippins.
He said when he was brought into Eden Home he was playing his guitar and singing down the hallway.
“As they were bringing mc down from the hospital, I was singing Waltz Across Texas,” he said.
His eyes fill with tears when he talks about the reaction of the residents to his music.
“I give a boost to them. They start to sing along. One time they didn’t want to quit and eat,” he said.
“Being lively is what helps someone
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Seventy-year-old Joseph 'Jay' Tippins strums his guitar to the tunes of vintage Elvis Presley.
whose struggling. Any old dead fish can float down the stream ”
Last week, Tippins played to residents in the Alzheimer’s Unit at Eden Home. He said he was told by nurses
the patients in that unit hadn’t talked in days and after listening to him, they sounded like a “bunch of auctioneers.” Tippins plays songs from Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams and Johnny
Cash. He said he sometimes uses his own lyrics with music from professional artists and he usually likes his lyrics better.
Tippins was bom on Lookout Moun
tain in Tennessee. He said his dad got “mixed up” with some moonshiners and was caught by the revenuers.
“They gave him one year and one day. . .We got in our Model T Ford and headed for New York City. Up there, they thought we was something from outer space,” he said.
Tippins said he and his family continued to travel around the United States throughout his youth.
“I was raised in the back of a Model T Ford going from state to state,” he said.
Tippins interest in music was also bom on Lookout Mountain at a very early age.
“We had a lard bucket and I would thump it with my fingers like a guitar.
“In 1937, a preacher’s wife taught me three chords and I started to sing,” he said. “I thought I was Gene Autry in the flesh.”
Since then he has played with musicians who played with Ernest Tubb He has also visited and entertained residents at nursing homes in the Dallas area.
He came here at the request of his daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Bob Kimball, who live in New Braunfels.
"My daughter said people play guitar in the park and I should be down here and join in,” he said.
Tippins most recent venture in music includes sending his lyrics to Nashville.
He is planning to send four of his best songs to a record company in Nashville. Despite his musical talents, Tippins said he does not want to be a star.
“I don’t want no big name,” he said
In the meantime, Tippins will continue sharing his talents with shut-ins in this area. He also said he is available for other engagements
“I think it’s kind of a gift. I like to use it to bring good cheer to people.”
Workers in Comal County donning United Way T-shirts
T-shirts become Friday regular for local United Way supporters, volunteers
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Workers in Comal County are showing their support for the United Way by donning their United Way t-shirts every Friday during September and October.
The t-shirt promotion is expected to begin today and several area businesses have joined in the effort.
“They are showing solidarity for the United Way program,” said United Way Executive Director Joe Wort.
Eleven area businesses are currently planning to participate in the t-shirt promotion and other are expected to follow.
Those participating are Bank of America, Citizens Bank, Plaza Bank, Garden Ridge Bank, Victoria Bank and Trust, New Braunfels Herald-
Zeitung, TXI Cement, Kraft Mobiletel, Witting and Miller and the City of New Braunfels.
The t-shirts are produced by patients at Mental Health and Mental Retardation, which is one of the United Way agencies.
“They are increasing the amount of money we can raise,” said Worl. “What goes around comes around ”
Worl said the idea to distribute the shirts cam from the United Way in Kansas . He said the group used the idea last year and it proved to be successful.
“It helps get us exposure out in the public,” said Worl.
The shirts can be purchased for $4 each. According to Worl they are white with the United Way symbol and say “Helping those most in need ”
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Reed Blatchley of New Braunfels was Injured In a two-vehicle accident on the west frontage road of IH-35 at the Walnut exit this morning at 8 a.m. when the van he was driving collided with a pick-up truck. Blatchley was taken by New Braunfels EMS to McKenna Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.For subscription, news or advertising information, call 625-9144