New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 17, 1982, Page 4

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 17, 1982

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunf els December Opinions HvraMZtitung Dave General Manager Robert Editor Andy Rooney Shopping for the sweet smell of Christmas The stores look great at this time of year and I always hope they do a good I want them to be en couraged to look great for Christmas again next My Christmas shopping follows the same pattern every Before Thanksgiving I promise myself to get at it I plan to start the day after but I never The following Monday I start looking in I wander through them and see absolutely nothing thats just right for I see a few things Id like for myself but nothing for anyone The next week I find two interesting gifts and Im en I think Ive at least got a so I can Thats where I make my I know now Im not really going to get at any serious shpping until the Monday before Christmas with just five days to do it Ive looked through the stores by now and read their advertising enough to know two things Im not going to buy Im not going to buy perfume and Im not going to buy a fur Some of the biggest and best looking department stores have just about turned over their main floors to Its apparent that theres a lot of easy money in something as overpriced as perfume must Ive come a long way in my thoughts about Years ago I Jack Anderson Soviet slave labor topic of report More than 120 years after the Emancipation slavery is once again a subject of controversy in the inner circles of a presidential This the slaves under discussion are not For an interagency group including representatives of the White the State the the National Security Council and the Labor Department has been hotly debating the extent of slave labor in the Soviet No one questions the fact that forced labor is widespread in the Soviet What the government experts have been arguing about is whether slaves are being used on a specific Soviet construction job the natural gas pipeline being built from Siberia to Western Like medieval monks disputing the number of angels that can fit on a the interagency groups members have been debating whether slave labor is being used on the pipeline directly or a lot or a The may become more important than the issue at A conclusive finding that slave labor is being used on the pipeline would presumably embarrass the So the White House representatives in the interagency group were not pleased when some State Department officials and the CIA argued that the evidence of slave labor on the pipeline was not con The State Department of ficials and the CIA also suggested that the issue was an old story and didnt deserve a big media The squabble came to a head with drafting of a letter to Congress a ifiew weeks ago which accompanied a report on the groups The White House didnt like jFoggy Bottoms which it thought was too An ad ministration source told my associate Lucette Lagnado there was some dissatifaction with the first So the White House people rewrote the As finally the letter stated There is clear evidence that the Soviet Union is using forced labor on a massive This includes the use of political As for the specific issue of the the beefedup letter said A number of reports suggest that forced labor has been used in some of the site preparation and other preliminary work on the export the leveling the building roads and constructing living The State Department and the CIA were right about one It was indeed an old I reported last September that the Russians were using slave labor on the and Defense Secretary Caspar Wein berger reported similar findings a short time Whether the story deserved a big media push or it didnt get So the interagency group is now working on its final report to due to be delivered next In addition to some dramatic new evidence reportedly including photographs the task force is ad dressing some points not touched on in the preliminary including the question of whether Vietnamese workers are being pressed into slavery in Such subjects are potential sources of embarrassments for the The final report may contain photographic according to administration And it will be subjected to more supervision from the White Bookstores in Danger After three years of preliminary the Federal Trade Commission has evidence that chain bookstores and paperbackpublishing companies may be illegally driving independent booksellers out of The agency is reported ready to launch a fullscale Documents obtained by the FTC show that such big paperback publishers as Dell and Avon gave chain stores as much as 7 percent Because paperbacks make up more than half the book this favored treatment can make the difference between profitability and In the break the chains get from the publishers may be an im portant reason for their phenomenal success in recent According to the American Booksellers independent bookstores average less than 1 percent while the chains average profit is about 10 By the ABA chains will have 75 percent of the book Under federal antitrust wholesalers discounts are illegal unless they can justified by a lower cost of doing business generally by shipping in large But my associate Jock Hatfield has seen invoices obtained by the FTC that indicate preferential prices to chain stores on both large and small The ABA claims that such discounts are never offered to independent booksellers no matter how large the went to Europe to write a series of magazine articles and when it came time to return to the United I started looking for an appropriate present to bring my The only expensive perfume Id ever heard of was Chanel didnt even know Chanel had any other There were people I knew who had lived in Paris for a long time and I asked for advice from They told me there was a won less wellknown perfume called Guerlaine that I should I thought my wife would like the idea of my bringing her the latest and hottest perfume item from so I hot footed it to the Guerlaine shop and bought a bottle of something for about At the it was a very ex travagant purchase for me to Today I find it hard to believe that I gave my wife hard to believe that she was which she seemed to be at the The idea of perfume seems strange and unfriendly to me A clean person you like smells just the way he or she with nothing When someone dabbed with perfume passes me or enter a room Im Im turned Id rather have someone come in smoking a good although Im not too fond of There ought to be a special section in restaurants and on air planes for people wearing a lot of perfume just as there is a section for If the perfume people dont want to sit with the thats their Theyll have to work it out between I have no idea what they put in but I not The very best and most expensive per fume has ambergris in Ambergris is a waxy substance thrown up from the intestines of a You can imagine what they use in cheap The other thing Im not going to buy anyone is a fur Ive come a long way about I used to see a goodlooking expensive Now I see the animal that it came from and am reminded of traps and those cute little white Canadian They got to me with those pictures I see every My wife still has the fur coat her mother gave her years but I notice she doesnt wear it much I used to like but now when I see a woman in a fur coat it stikes me as being too Im not even consoled by the fact that the mink is a mean little I have completely dismissed the idea that my opinion of fur coats is at all in fluenced by the possibility that Im too cheap to buy one for my Its funny how your opinions of things change so Im so opinionated it even seems to me that women with mink coats wear more perfume than women in cloth WWtAEOFCOMMMUNISMf Washington Today Reagan making little headway on MX Social Security By JAMES GERSTENZANG Associated Press WASHINGTON President Reagan walked into the Pension perhaps the most rococo structure in a city of ornate took one look at its cavernous atrium and told a com panion I think Ive finally found a place to base the Would that it were so As he watches Congress try to hurry home for and as he makes his own Christmas week Roagan is shrugging his shoulders and trying to hand off two key decisions the basing plan for the MX and future financing of the ailing Social Security He made a suggestion about the MX place the asyetunproduced and unfunded nuclear missile in a closely spaced pattern so that incoming Soviet missiles would destroy each other instead of the MX near This was not well received on Capitol so the president on Tuesday came up with another He agreed to resubmit the socalled densepack along with alter and he would let Congress As for Social Reagan has said all year that he made a it met with criticism a really and now a bipartisan com mission can go at But there is a The com mission led by Chairman Alan a Republican ad viser to Republican say they can reach no agreement and need to know from the president just what proposals he will Bob a com mission went so far as to say the White House has been frightened to death by Social To which Reagan responded We are not scared to touch the He said he had appointed a commission to study he then would stop Social Security from once again becoming the political football he said it turned out to be after he suggested cutting benefits to future We appointed a he It doesnt seem to me that this is the place for us to be We are waiting for the commission to come back and tell could they agree on a plan If or do they have alternatives Then we will have an until the commission can come up with a set of Reagan he would hold off making his PROBABLY ON THERE SiTS MY DEDICATED ENGINEER HUKJCHED HIS FORMULA THAT WILL IMPROVE MY LETS FIFTEEN DOLLARS FOR EPMieS PL TWELVE FOR KELLS PRESENT 7 TWHNTV POLLAF5 FDR A CHRISTMAS FIFTY DOLLARS FOR PARTY TWEN1V Your representatives William Clements Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 Lloyd Bentsen United State Senate Room 240 Russell 20510 State Snelson Texas Senate Box 12068 Texas 78768 John Tower United States Senate Room 142 Russell 20510 State Bennie Bock II Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1213 Longworth House Office 20515 ;