New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
DAVE KRAMER, Editor and Publisher JIM WEBRE, Managing Editor
P>°6 4A Haratd-Za/fung, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday. September 23,1987
It’s fair time!!
The 94th Annual Comal County Fair begins tonight with A Night in Old New Braunfels.
Rides, games, animals, just a bunch of fun await revelers as this, the oldest county fair in Texas, kicks off. We’ll have the various winners in all the contests and livestock judging pictured in the Herald-Zeitung beginning tomorrow, so don’t miss Thursday’s through Sunday’s editions.
A reminder, don’t leave valuable items inside your vehicle while you’re enjoying the festivities — lock them in your truck or leave them at home. Please be considerate of the people and property adjacent to the fairgrounds.
The Comal County Fair Association has worked long and hard to make this year’s fair a success, and they deserve our thanks for a job well done. So there’s nothing left to do but take part and have fun.
The Herald-Zeitung welcomes correspondence All letters should be sign ed and Include an address or telephone number The newspaper reserves the right to edit.
Letters should be sent to Forum. .New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. P O Drawer 311328. New Braunfels. Texas 78131-1328. or brought to our offices at 707Landa.Shoot not banded pigeons
I am a member of two Racing Pigeons Club Ever year we race the young birds in the fall starting in September We start the training or the conditioning of the young pigeons in July or August We do this by taking them an increasing distance in miles from their loft and releasing them so they can return home We do not teach them to return home This is inherent We do this to condition their muscles. heart and lungs so they can sustain flight for long periods of time The problem comes when dove season starts the first of September The birds on a long training flight or race on a hot day. will go down to a lake or pond for water If there is an IDIOT with a shotgun there, waiting for doves, one or more of the pigeons will be killed or wounded You notice I said an IDIOT with a shotgun — not a dove hunter A true hunter will only shoot what he is hunting
The pigeons we fly are banded, pedigreed birds and quite valuable It is not uncommon to pay hundreds of dollars for one pigeon for a breeder A lot of money, time and loving care goes into breeding training and racing these birds and it can all be lost in one careless act by a person with a gun On a race on Saturday, I had one bird come home that had been shot and four others never came home I assume they were killed The Texas Hunting Guide tells which birds are not protected and can be killed It lists the COMMON PIGEON as one of these THE BIRDS WE FLY ARE NOT COMMON PIGEONS It is unlawful to kill a banded pigeon I would ask anyone who sees someone shoot a pigeon to call the County Game Warden and report it
.4 W Saunders. Secretary South Texas Long Distance Racing Pigeon AssnDrainage overdone
Dear Editor The facts are in Drainage due to development is not the immediate threat claimed The New Braunfels Area watershed is 267 miles square Its boundaries are Selma to Smithson Valley to Hays County to McQueeney back to Selma Fully developed, the area would have a population on at least one and a half million people The population of
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New Braunfels is predicted to be 50.000 in 2040 A D This means the area could be developed fully in 300 to 500 years In that century the increased 100-year storm run-off will only be three inches at Green Valley, six inches on the Dry Comal at Live Oak. and nine inches on Alligator Creek at the airport The only area where the increase is more than one foot is on Blieders Creek which can be corrected by Soil Conservation Service project improvements All of this will happen without consideration of the current bond improvements and if nothing is done to improve drainage Is it wise to subject the local economy to millions of dollars of expense and grossly restrictive regulations for a non-proplem maybe duo years away0 In fact, why spend $75,000 for experts when two local engineers on the drainage committee have proposed an ordinance that will more than solve the problem City Council, is it wise to spend this money0 I think not Do not burden people on fixed incomes and throw this money away
John YoeDoes anyone remember this?
Dear Editor In December 1917, I joined Boy Scout Troop I in Sulphur Springs, Texas Our Scoutmaster was H W Tapp and he took our Troop on a camping trip every August It was in 1920 or 1921 that we camped on the Guadalupe River just outside New Braunfels We made trips to San Antonio to see the Alamo, the Missions and the Buckhorn Saloon. Then, one afternoon we had a picnic in Landa Park and there were some girls who helped with the entertainment. They had races of different kinds, one of which I remember was stuffing a big pillow into a small pillow, case, but the main thing that I remember was the originality of those girls in presenting a prize to the high point winner and to the lowest point The winner received a bar of soap because he had made a “Clean Sweep’ and the lowest received a bottle of Ketch-Up ” I wonder if there is anyone else who might remember that time and incident0
J .4 Coffey 166 Clemens Ave
Best check your dogs at the door, partners
An old bartender once told me that the worst part of his job w as not the people who insist on telling him their troubles Or those who become maudlin and sing songs about their mothers Or those who tell old war stories Or even those who fall off their stools What he hated most were flying objects • The rule is.' he said, “lf something can be lifted somebody will get around to picking it up and throwing it.”
That s true People who go in taverns sometimes have a need to throw things Some are angry Some are happy others just want to liven up the joint They'll usually throw whatever is alliable at the moment Glasses and tx*er bottles are the most popular missiles Others prefer ashtray s chairs, tables serving trays peanut bowls and salt shakers I ve also heard of people throwing mustard jars chill bowls softballs bowling balls pool balls hamburgers and hard boiled eggs Sometimes customers who are big and strong will throw those who are small and weak “Shuffleboard pucks are the worst,” my bartender friend said The person who invented that game was no friend of the drinking man '*
I thought I had heard about every possible ob ject that could be thrown in a tavern brawl Then last week I read about something truly
unique that was thrown in a tavern lr. Wyoming
At first I dldn t believe the tiny CPI news ac count But I ve checked It out and It appears to be true
It happened in Fort Laramie in a bar ap propriately named the Fort Laramie Saloon Tending bar was Pat Teobet the lady who owns the place About 25 customers were there including a trucker named Leo Foelich Around town Leo Froelich is said to be a hard case and he was putting away the beer pretty good
Well this big dog came into the bar Some peo pie say it was Leo Froelich s dog Others sa\ it just wandered in out of the night In any case the dog trotted behind the bar Mrs Tebbet said Oh no he can't And she dragged the dog back to the customers side of the bar
“Oh yes he can ” said lax) Froelich And he bent over picked up the dog and threw it across the bar at Mrs Tebbet ‘ That s right.'’ said Mrs Tebbet He just picked up that big dog and threw it at me Did it hurt0 “No. it missed me What happened to the dog'
“I don t know I guess he just took off after he landed ”
Maybe there are historians who can recall a
similar incident but this is the first time I have heard of someone throwing a dog across a bar Even in John Wayne movies which always in
elude a barroom brawl there has never t*eer, a dog thrown at a bartender Dr even a cat
The police came and after a bit of punching wrestling kicking and other protest Leo Froelich went to jail 4 judge fined him $25e and told him never again to set foot in the Fort Laramie saloon Wuh or without a dog
But Mrs Tebf*et is still upset at*>ut the tm dent She is even more distressed by the public! tv the brawl got in the Fort i-aramie paper
It was written up as shades of Gun smoke and stuff about the ol boys whooping it up in th* saloon on a Friday night
I try to run a nice place but now rv ery tough guy is coming around to see what s going <.»n ami I don t want those kind of people coming in here
I can understand that So Mrs 1rt>t**t should do Just what they did in the old days when tough, looking strangers walked into bars like the Fort Laramie Saloon Somebody should tell them Strangers we don t want rn) tremble VSe got a peaceful plate here and we aim to keep it that way ‘ So lf you want to stay, you d better go down to the marshal > office and check your dog**Other Views
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Postmaster Send address changes to P (J Drawer $J1$28. Neu Braunfe ls, Texas 781$I 1$28Pope earns respect if not agreement
Pope John Paul ll has come and gone from Texas, leaving an imprint that will be felt in ways big and small for years to come
San Antonio w as a main stop on the tour for the pope who is visiting the United States until Satur day Indeed, it was in San Antonio that he got to celebrate Sunday Mass. along with a throng of 300, OO
Many thought the pope would somewhat temper his usual hard line stances on the church and marriage contraception, abortion and the priesthood to ease the dissension within the I S Catholic Church Many I’ S Catholics reject these traditional views
But instead, he has held fast to his beliefs, a position that one has to admire, even if one doesn't agree No waffling from this pope
And the pope » choice of San Antonio and other cities with large numbers of Hispanics underscores not only the importance of Hispanics in the church, but the growing influence on this country as a whole Hispanics account for 25 to 30 percent of the Catholic population by church estimates Latin Amer icans account for 42 percent of the world total And the number of Hispanics in this country has grown by 30 percent since 1980 — to 18 8 million — according to the U S. Census Bureau The pope s bilingual homily Sunday emphasized Hispanics and their place in the U S community
El Paso TimesHey, folks, election's three years away
State Treasurer Ann Richards is right No one has been ordained as the Democratic candidate in the next Texas gubernatorial election Because Richards is well-qualified and has considerable support, she should be weighing such a race
Attorney General Jim Mattox is wrong A Richards candidacy would not tie a bad thing for her or for the party When it comes to qualified candidates the more the better The voters should have a choice Mattox, of course is already in the race whether he has officially announced It or not From his standpoint, he naturally would prefer to be unopposed But we are talking about I9»*u three years hence
Richards is also right that the talk about a governor s race is premature Officeholders prim mg themselves to run in 199u have a lot other business that should occupy their energies in the meantime
Running for governor is becoming akin to running for president The wearing process threatens to consume the candidates arui the elec torate long before it is time to vote The more the merrier, yes But there is plenty of time, and other fish to fry
Fort Worth Star TelegramTax abatement proves its value
lf anyone doubts that tax abatement is an effec tive way for governmental entities to attract new businesses we refer them to the recent example of the J C. Penney Co arui the city of Plano The J C Penney Co plans to move its head quarters from New York City to Plano, a suburb of Dallas Although tax abatement was not a condition for Plano to receive his juicy economic plum (4,OOO Jobs), the city did tell J C. Penney that it would make a good faith effort to reduce Its taxes The result was a tax abatement deal that seems to have benefitted both parties If the proposal is approved. Penney would receive a 25 percent annnual tax break for 15 years...
Taxing entities in Southeast Texas probably won t be offering any deals of this magnitude but the principle remains the same In the highly competitive arena of attracting new businesses tax abatement cann be a powerful marketing ad vantage for cities counties and school districts
Port Arthur NewsWelch sets things right
As his way of saying he* sorry for an in temperate quip two years ago former Mayor Ia>uie Welch next month will help host a benefit for an AIDS counseling program Bully for him He dldn t mean that his original statement tie made public, of course But he was accidentally caught by a live microphone in the 19H5 mayoral campaign, saying one way to stop AIDS was to ‘ shoot the queers ” It helped cost hun the race ll lustrating once again the damaging power of thoughtless remarks Now Welch is showing that behind a quick mouth heats a caring heart Thanks, lami^ That s class
The Houston PostFor the record, we protest
Just for the record let it be noted that Congress has not passed one not one — of the 13 annual spending bills due to be acted on by ex t I This is not all that unusual Congress has fallen into the habit of passing a catchall continuing resolution to cover spending and a last minute bill to cover increased borrow mg Still, the failure of Congress to address this na Bons budget problems has to be protested, just as crime and sin have to be protested, not tolerated Just for the record, we protest