New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
THURSDAYRestaurant reports in today’s edition - See P. 2
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Statistics from the Texas Employment Commission show a one-half percent increase in unemployment in Comal County.
According to statistics, unemployment increased from 4.8 percent in July to 5.3 percent in August. This is still a healthy number, said Michael Meek, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Vice President.
“It’s way under the state and national averages,” he said. “We still have healthy unemployment figures.”
Meek said he estimated the state and national averages to be 6.7 percent.
Statistics show the civilian labor force increased from 27,556 in July to 27,664 in August. However the number of employed people in the county decreased from 26,234 to 26,191.
Those unemployed numbered 1,473, up from 1,322 in July.
Meek said it m?v take one more month for the sui. .cr employment to “shake out." He said students have now returned to college and high school and are no longer figured into the unemployment statistics.
Meek also said some of the increased unemployment could be due the closure of the Iselin Plant. He said some of those being laid off at the plant may not be finding employment right away but other opportunities should be available soon.
“We’ve got more jobs coming up on the horizon,” said Meek.
According to Meek, Century Paper, Texas Jacobsen and Stripling and Blake will provide more jobs in the near future.
"They will absorb some. It is hard to absorb them all,** he said.
Night in Olde New Braunfels
Heratd-Ze/tung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Participating in the Grand March, (from left) Amy Holtman, 1992 Fair Queen, Ryan Rogers, Traci Tuch, 1993 Duchess, Todd Vesells, Valerie Morga, 1993 Fair Queen.
Cl'he New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items lo Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, "Stammtisch" represents a silting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Spike Reeves, Jackie Kunkel, Ethel Huffman (93), Karen Ward, Dora Lagunas, Monica Gomez (belated). Happy Anniversary to Patrick & Hattie Anthony, Fred & Caroline Ortiz.
Canyon High Friends of Education meeting set for Sept. 28
Canyon High School Friends of Education will meet Tuesday,
. _ ~pt. 28 at 6 p.m. in the high J school library.
To be eligible tor the scholarship drawing, members must have joined by Nov. 1,1993.
Collegiate as well as vocational scholarships will be awarded. Dr. Jerry Major, district superintendent, will give a brief talk on school taxes and facilities.
Friends of the Library sale to be held Oct. 6-8
The Friends of the Dittlinger Memorial Library are making final plans for their annual book sale, which will be held Oct. 6-8 at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 S. Seguin St. The Oct 6 sale will be for members of the Friends of the Library and the next two days will be open to the public. The sale will be open to the public Oct. 7 from 9 p.m. and Ocl 8 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.Elderhostel alums invited to bo on host team
Elderhostel alums are invited to be on the host team of the local Elderhostel, sponsored by the Historic Museums Association, Oct. 3-8.
Call Clyde Blackman at 629-1572 to be an ambassador.
The group will meet at the Sophienburg Museum, 401 West Coll, 5 p.m. today for orientation.People Against Violent Crimes meeting Thursday
People Against Violent Crimes will meet this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center. The public is invited to attend.
The guest speaker will be Mr. Martin Allen, court administrator at the Comal County Courthouse.Items accepted at Fair today
The Comal County Fair will be accepting items for exhibit in the areas of arts, crafts, photography, baking, canning, antiques, preserving, agriculture, clothing, handwork, heirlooms and horticulture today.
Fir additional information, please consult the fair tabloid or contact Mozelle at (210J-625-1505.
Special ribbons with the 100th
commemorative seal will be given for winners.
New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21, 1845 March 21, 1995
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Hummel Museum grand opening ceremonies set for Oct. 1-3
From staff reports
The Hummel Museum is getting ready for their grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Although the museum has been open for most of the past year, the official grand opening was scheduled for this Fall. Among the special events planned are:
B “Kaleidoscope of M. I. Hummel Figurines”— a seminar by Kenneth G. LeFevre, President, M. I. Hummel Club and Goebel Marketing Corporation, which will be held Friday, Oct I, from 1:30-2:15 p.m. and is free with
admission to the museum.
■ "The Sieglinde Story” — a presentation by Sieglinde Smith, child model for Sister Hummel which is also free with admission to the museum on Friday from 2:30-3:15 p.m.
■ A seminar and presentation by Dieter Schneider of W. Goebel Porael-lanfabrik, Roedental, Germany, which also free with the museum admission.
On Saturday, Oct. 2, the grand opening will include a figurine auction at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn by Dean Genth, the grand opening ceremony from IO am. to ll am. at the museum with the unveiling of the
Hummel Museum’s Commemorative Figurine Plaque by a special guest and various other activities including:
B Hummel Look-Alikes
■ Guest speakers including Jacques Nauer from Zug, Switzerland, who owns the museum’s 2-dimensional collection, Dieter Schneider, chief executive, marketing, from W. Goebel Por/cllanfabrik in Roedental, Ge/many, and Gerhard Skrobek, master soil pier from W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik.
■ Drawing for commemorative museum plaques.
■ Signing session for the commemorative plaques by Gerhard Skrobek, from 11 a.m. to I p.m. and from 3 p m. to 5 p.m.
B "Goebel Trademarks: M. I. Hummel Marks of Distinction” — a seminar by Kenneth G. LeFevre from 1-1:45 p.m. and 4-4:45 p.m. (free with museum admission.)
■ Seminar and presentation by Jacques Nauer from 3-3:45 p.m. (free with museum admission.)
The grand opening day will conclude with a German Night at Bavarian Village with dinner, music and dancing in the German tradition. German
dress is optional and reservations are required. Tickets are SI 5 a person
On Sunday, post-Grand Opening festivities will include:
■ A scenic fitness walk from 7 to 8 a m. starting in front of the museum
■ A casual Mass in front of the museum from 8:30-9:30 a m.
■ A German Heritage Tour including lunch in historic Greene, tours of the Sophienburg Museum, Conservation Plaza, the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture and the Lindheimer Home Tickets are $10 each (lunch not included.)
Canyon Lake hemp store drawing varied reactions from area
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Stall Writer
Two Canyon Lake residents have opened a new store which has gotten mixed reactions from residents in the arca
Rose Phillips, 42, and David Schofield, 47, recently opened The Little Hemp Shop on Lonesome Drive near FM 306 in Hancock Most of the products sold in the store are made from hemp, more commonly known as marijuana
Products include clothing, bags, hats, oils, seeds, etc. All of the products are imported from countries such as China, Russia and the Philippines. They said no drug paraphernalia is sold in the store
Both said they have received different reactions from area residents. Concerning those opposing the store, both said it has been a silent opposition.
“People won’t just come up and tell you,” said Schofield.
Schofield said some residents feel “there is something going on” at the shop
I don’t see why they don’t come over and ask what’s going on,” he said.
"Some people will call up and ask directions and not show up,” said Phillips. "Those between the ages of 15 to 24 usually show up.”
"The reaction has been enthusiastic in some quarter and a little suspicious jn other quarter,” said Phillips.
"This is America. If someone feels something is happening here and are curious about it they should come over and find out what’s going on,” said Schofield.
Canyon Lake resident Donna Goodwin, said she was against having the store in this area.
"I am personally against anything that gives the impression to the community that marijuana should be legal in this country,” she said.
Goodwin said one of her main complaints was that marijuana seeds are sold in the store.
Schofield said the seeds have been steamed and cannot sprout He said these seeds can be used to make peanut butter and other products.
Goodwin said by selling the marijuana seeds the store is sending the message that marijuana should be legal.
"They should just sell what really originates from the hemp plant,” she
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Rose Phillips and David Schofield have opened a hemp store near Canyon Lake, and say they have received different reactions to their store's existence. Schofield says that hemp Is not a drug, but a weed. However, some local residents are against the store being In business.
"I would like to see them remove the marijuana seeds completely,” said Goodwin.
Schofield and Phillips said they support the legalization of hemp in the United States "I believe in it," said Schofield. "Hemp should be relegalized as an industrial resource ”
According Schofield, hemp was not made illegal until 1939. He said because of it being made illegal, thousands of fanners went out of business
According to Schofield, Hemp could also be used for fuel, clothing and paper, as well as medicinal purposes "It could put the American farmer back in business in (Hie growing season,” be said.
Schofield ala) said hemp could be legalized without contributing to the “drug" problem in the United State “Other countries have been living like this for thousands of years and they don’t have a drug problem. . . Hemp isn’t a drug It’s a weed"Let’s Rodeo!Comal County Fair Rodeo opens tonight
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writ*
Tonight at 7:30 p.m. the Comal County Fair Rodeo opens a three night run, celebrating its 100th year Tickets are $4 50 and you’ll get an extra treat if help them kick it off tonight.
The coronation of the 1993 Rodeo Queen and her court will take place in the rodeo arena The rodeo will start off with the tm- • ditional rodeo parade and flag ceremony and then the show and contests begin Buffalo Bill started it all with his. wild west shows that made the cowboys cattle-ranching skills contests special events that could draw crowds Their success eventually led to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association that stage rodeos throughout the U S. and Canada The Comal County Fair Rodeo is a CPRA event.Today’s Texas Lottery numbers arc 1 -2-25-38-39-49 Jackpot $10 million