New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
Comal County Historical Commistion Sophlenburg Museum and Archives Roaamarla Lslasnar Qragory
125 year* ago (1869) Translators: Carl & Ethel Saur
Many suffered losses from the tornado that hit September 12. G. Pfeuf-fer, C. Floege, G.F. Groos, L. Kessler, W. Wetzel, W. Tips and T.J. Perryman were elected at a citizen’s meeting to get signatures of contributors to assist families who suffered losses. R. Bechern was elected to be cashier for the funds from the contributors... J. Langkopf, J. Goldenbagen, W. Clemens, J. Roeper, and A. Zinram have been elected to serve on the appraisal committee.
Goo. Weber was elected president of the public meeting held in regard to damages done to families by foe tornado of September ll Hermann Seele was elected secretary.
IOO years ago (1894) Translator: Lottie Nebergall Miller
A grandstand is being built next to the race track at Landa Park.
We have learned that the San Antonio Jockey Club is planning to send a wagon-load of thoroughbred race horses to participate in foe races scheduled here for Sunday, provided no unforeseen obstacles arise between now and then
The program for Comal County Fair at Landa Park on Sept. 30 includes glass ball shooting, baseball, horse and two-wheel gig racing from one to five o’clock. Hermann Seele will make a speech in the pavilion. A vocal and instrumental concert is set for six o’clock, to be followed by dancing. Music for foe concert and dance will be furnished by an orchestra directed by Prof. Ed. Greene. Admission to the Fair is 25 cents for adults and 15 cents for children ten to 15 years of age.
The enrollment at the New Braunfels Public School has increased by seven, making a total of 231 children.
Schumann’s Yucca Jelly Soap is an excellent soap for shampooing the hair and removing dandruff. Fra- children it is better than any other soap. It also heals chapped hands and softens them. Neither hard nor cold water keeps it from foaming. Price: 25 cents.
While Mr. Hoffmann was up North, he took the opportunity to purchase a large assortment of suitable trimmings for dresses.
75 years ago (1919) Translator: John Heberling
By Tuesday morning, 495 dead or missing persons were reported as a result of the hurricane at the coast. Red Cross and others are doing their best to help.
In San Antonio, Mr. A.E. Hopwood fell off of a tree while cutting branches. He was injured and died.
The two children of Mr. and Mrs. E. Ludwig have come to stay with their j grandparents. Mrs. Ludwig is still in hospital recovering from the injuries to her leg while in the water. Their home was destroyed about 5 pm on Sunday afternoon, when the waves and other debris hit their home. They clung to wooden pieces while the hurricane pushed them across Nueces Bay. The , next morning about two o’clock they landed at White Poire, fully exhausted.
It was fortunate that the family stayed !
More Local News Than Any Other Source.
The Friday, Sept 9, Herald-Zeitung was 16 pages long, a lot smaller , than the area metropolitan dailies. But the Herald-Zeitung contained 71 local stories, 411 names of local people, and 28 local residents had their photo in the paper that one day.
How many days would you have to read another newspaper to get that much news about Comal County?
together throughout foe ordeal.
Hie lower bridge over foe Cibolo (Old Post Rood) near Selma destroyed on Monday by the high water.
50 years ago (1944): Betty Pfeuffer Triesch
Everything is ready for the livestock show and foe rodeo to be held Saturday and Sunday, Walter Zipp, Comal County Fair Association president announced....Leslie Ehleres, superintendent of the livestock show, stated that approximately 180 head of livestock would be shown from five or six of the surrounding counties....A terracing demonstration will be shown both Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 3:30....The rodeo performance with Regin Calhoun as rodeo director will begin promptly at 8:30 both Saturday and Sunday evenings....Beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at High School there will be a cowboy and cowgirl parade through downtown. Leading the parade will be foe New Braunfels High School Band under the direction of Victor Rase. Paul Jahn is the parade marshall.
Mrs. M. A. Cook was elected president of the New Braunfels Garden Club at its September meeting held at the Landa Park Pavilion. Other officers elected were: Mrs. U.E. Schcclhase, vice-president; Mrs. J.A. Mercer, secretary; and Mrs. Wm. Rathmann, treasurer.
Winner in the “Paper Trooper” contest for those children who collected over 500 pounds of waste paper between September IO and 20 are announced as follows: Winners of arm badge and one chevron: Charles Gillis over 1000 pounds, Nancy Cater, over 1000 pounds.. . Winner of arm badge over 500 pounds: E J. Aitkcn, Harry
Balmos, Jr., Darlene Nolle, Jerome i Friesenhahn, Herman Kowald, Jr., | Tommy Zipp and Mary Ann Lover...These awards will be made at foe 1 waste paper picture show at the Braun-tex Theatre tomorrow morning at 9:15 a.m.
25 years ago (1969): Myra Lee Adams Golf
Record-breaking crowds jammed into the 70th Comal County Fair Thursday through Sunday with total attendance estimated at 85,000....The big fair parade Friday had over 140 entries, including 16 bands, and lasted two hours....The pet parade winners, first through third places were: Largcst--John MacDonald, John Holland, and Steven Krause, all with ponies ...Small-est-Missy Bueche, tad poles; Lori Weidner, baby cotton tail rabbit; Joe Ortega, turtle....Largest family-Kath-leen Tart, four poodles, three generations; Cynthia Acker, cat and three kittens; Steven Schullc, rabbit father, mother and three babies.
Tuesday night’s monthly meeting in Blanco of the Community Council of Comal and Blanco Counties was the scene of fireworks as five board members walked out after presenting a petition demanding the resignation of Executive Director Max Winkler.
Cathy Gras was crowned 1969 Comal County Fair Queen September 24 in ceremonies at the Fair grounds. She was crowned by last year’s queen, Susan Jane Zipp. First runner-up in the queen’s contest was Claudette Scruggs and second runner-up was Franci Bergfeld A crowd estimated at 3,000 attended the festivities the night before the formal opening of the fair
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