New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 7, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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10 Pages in one section ■ Sept. 7,1993
Serving Comal County ■ Home of TABITHA LYON
■ Vol. 141, No. 207
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Kristin Reeves, Alfredo Rosales, Jr., Claudia Pent (belated).
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 a.m. 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.
For membership information, call Arlene Buhl at 625-6411.
Memorial service set for Sept. 8
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.
Benefit garage sale set for Sept. 11
A garage sale to benefit Beta Sigma Phi, a non-profit corporation, will be held Saturday, Sept.
11 at Sherri’s Floral Creations, 880 Hwy. 81 West.
Local TAB breakfast meeting set Sept. 9
The Lone Star Chapter of the Texas Association of Business will have it’s September break-feast meeting Thursday, Sept. 9 from 7 30 a m. to 9 a rn. at Luby*s Cafeteria in New Braunfels.
The topic will be "Drugs Don't Work," with the speaker being Mr. Michael Ray, manager, HR Policy and Development, Texas Instruments, Inc. in Dallas, and Ms. Beth Hemingway, vice president, employment relations, Texas Association of Business in Austin.
Reservations must be cancelled within 48 hours to avoid charge
RSVP by 11 p.m. today to Sue Heumader at (512)-396-3636 or barbara Livingston at (210)-826-2201.
Parents Without Partners mooting
There will be a Parents Without Partners combo meeting Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Longhorn Grill on Hwy. 81 near the factory mall.
Members should plan to eat out, and also for general orientation and board meetings.
A speaker will address the new
laws of 1993.
Call (210) 620-5018 for more information.
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In your face
Holiday weekend quiet for law enforcement
By JENNIFER ROMP EL
Area law enforcement agencies reported a relatively quiet weekend despite the increase in numbers of tourists due to the Labor Day holiday.
New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen said the large numbers of people did cause an increase in traffic citations, minors in possession and other routine calls but few major incidents were reported. He said some arrests were made for public intoxication and foul language.
“It was surprisingly quiet. There was a lot of activity because there was a lot of people in town,” said Headen.
“It was about what we expected. There wasn’t anything outstandingly wrong,” he said.
Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer also reported a fairly quiet weekend, with arrests being made for incidents
Despite increase in numbers, few arrests made
such as minors in possession, public intoxication, driving while intoxicated, assault and possession of a controlled substance.
‘There was a little bit of everything,” he said.
“The weekend was pretty smooth. With the water down, we didn’t have the crowds we expected or ordinarily have on Labor Day,” he said.
According to Bremer, 147 people were booked into the jail. However, he said the law enforcement efforts on the river have come along way.
“I wouldn’t declare a victory yet,” he said. “We will do the same thing next season. We’ll know then how we have
really progressed. There may be a crowd that will try us one more time.
Bremer said this is the first year he has had the personnel to really patrol the river. He said he plans to provide the same amount of law enforcement next year.
Labor Day weekend also marked the last day of the sheriff's department’s contract to provide law enforcement for the Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake and the Water Oriented Recreation District.
Headen said he also believes increased law enforcement efforts on the river are beginning to make a difference.
“We like to think things are starting to shape up,” he said "The presence of our officers on the river has had a real positive impact. The families are coming back to the river and the troublemakers are getting fewer and fewer." he said.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Junior Sarah Bode stuffs a shot from a Devine middle blocker during the New Braunfels Fraulein Volleyfest held here last week. The Lady Unicorns begin district play this week tonight at Uvalde. Canyon's Lady Cougars will take on LaVernla at home tonight while Smithson Vallsy travels to Boerne In other district openers. See Sports, page 5
After 40 years of mailing letters, local resident gets chance to meet lifetime pen pal from England
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
After 40 years of mailing letters across the ocean, Canyon Lake resident Pat Mo/isek ,52, had the chance last week to meet her lifetime pen pal from England.
Mozisek and her pen pal Joan Painter met in Florida last week. They have been exchanging letters since Mosizek was in fifth grade.
Mozisek said she has had several other pen pals throughout the years, but only Painter has kept up the contact . She said her other pen pals were from Holland, France and Germany and because of language barriers, it was more difficult for them to keep up the correspondence.
"With Joan being from England, it just stuck,” she said.
Last week’s meeting in Flonda was the first time the pair had ever met. Mozisek said the meeting was wonderful.
Painter came to the U.S. with her husband Dennis, daughter Melanie, son-in-law Ian and grandchildren Michele and Shane.
“They came to go to Disney World and hopefully to meet me,” said Mo/isek.
“My lifelong dream has been to go to England to meet her. I went into debt to make this trip,” she said.
Mozisek spent four days in Florida She said she and her pen pal got along great and both asked about things about which they had written in letters She also said they have always enjoyed a close relationship
“We reveal everything about our families, ourselves and what all we have done,” she said.
Mozisek traveled with her older sis-
ter and said she had told her family she was going to Florida if she “had to crawl.”
Mozisek is planning to take a trip to England in the next two years. She said she has been invited to stay with Painter and her family.
She said she became pen pals with Painter by participating in a program thai was presented to her in elementary school. Mozisek works in the records department at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
A Real Revelation
First generation Czech takes trip to his native land to see if capitalism has taken hold. He found it has flourished
By JOHN TACKETT N«ws Editor
Henry Prochazka, a first generation Czech, wanted to see if the country had changed since it threw off the bonds of Communism in the fall of 1989.
So he and his wife, Jean, and another New Braunfels couple, took a trip to theCzech Republic. TTiey left Aug. 11 and returned Aug. 23, after experiencing what a free country felt like and literally tasted like.
It was the third visit for Prochazka. He went in 1970 and in 1991.
The “Velvet Revolution" in 1989 cleared the way for capitalism, but it was slow to come.
“I just wanted to go back and see if capitalism is alive,” he said. “It’s been a reveluion to me to see what has happened from May 9,1991, to August of 1993.” Prochazka said.
“Let me tell you, capitalism is flourishing.
“When we last visited the country the citizens had no concept of merchandising. They had been under Communist rule for 41 years That had killed their initiative.
“We went to a crystal factory and asked if we could buy some crystal
They had no idea what we were talking about. It was a chore to buy crystal “When we went there this time. They had a display office and we saw a I (^minute video. They have made it in English, French, German and Japanese.
“Japan is their biggest purchaser at this time.
‘They are getting into the free enterprise mode.”
Prochazka is personally familiar with capitalism. He sells egg-laying chickens all over the state.
Accompanying the Prochazkas were Wesley and Mary Ty mark.
Wesley is a retired Weust employee and his wife is a retired school teacher The Piohchazkas have lived in New Braunfels 25 years.
The Tymarks have lived in New Braunfels 36 years.
Propchazka’s father landed in Galveston in 1914. His mother landed in 1920.
Ty mark’s parents, who were married in Czechoslovakia, landed in Galveston in 1903 Both men speak Czechoslovakian Czechoslovakian.
Ty mark said he was impressed with the Czechs penchant for county-and* western music.
“The big brassy sound is on the way out,” Tymark said. “They play Willie Nelson songs. They sound kind of strange, but you can tell it's Willie
Prochazka said his 68-year-old cousin, Jaraslav Polivka, met the visitors at the airport.
Prochazka said his cousin is a practicing capitalist. He has regained his house that the government took from him in 1949 and is refurbishing it. Also, he and his son have invested 5700,000 apartment house.
A former government chauffeur, Polivka, took the Americans on a 900-mile tour of the country.
“The roads are narrow and the cars are small,” Prochazka said. “When they want to pass they just put on their blinkers and pass.”
Tymark added, ‘They drive like they drive in Mexico. They don’t care if another car is coming. It just has to get out of the way "
But both men said they didn’t see a single accident during the whole tour The Amencans stayed with friends and relatives every night but one. The hotel bill was $26 per couple in a room that Prochazka would have cost $60 in this country.
The visitors took with them a
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Henry Prochaska and Wesley Tymark recently toured Czechoslovakia.
smoked turkey, a boneless ham, candy bars, a block of Wisconsin cheese and coffee.
They combined the American food with native dishes to have an early Christmas dinner.
The hosts contributed “knedlidy,” a special kind of dumplings, salads made with local vegetables and various pastries
The couple said they were
impressed with the friendliness and generosity of the Czech people "Each family we visited presented us with gifts and were immediately invited to sit down and eat with the family, Tymark said Tymark noted that water was hand to get ‘They don’t drink water. They drink wine or beer. You see teenagers walking around with beer But we didn’t see anybody drunk”For news, advertising, or subscription information, call 625-9144