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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels HerBld July Opinions Dave Robert Ktiitor James Kilpatrick It takes a lot to make up a judge WASHINGTON A couple of thousand years ago Socrates set forth the qualifications of a good judge to hear to answer to consider soberly and to decide im The American Judicature after an 18month study of the criteria for judicial is back where Socrates If the societys report adds little to the literature of judicial it is a useful report At both the state and federal judges play an in creasingly important role often a dominant role in our Whether we elect our judges or appoint what should we look for in the men and women who will sit on the bench Quite the society distinguishes between trial judges and appellate These are different and they call for different A good trial judge is a ring a traffic cop and a baseball He has to have kindness and He must be able to communicate simply and He must be master of hte By a good ap pellate judge is expected to have a deeper knowledge of the Here we want reflective and reasoning Here we are dealing with a different and higher level of The two classes of judges have of in The societys panel would like a beginning judge to have had at least 10 years of private and if he intends to serve in a trial court this experience should be largely in courtroom In the societys 60 is too old to start on the Younger men and women must have years to grow into the Good health is The day is long past when an infirm or easy going lawyer could look upon the bench as a lif of Crowded dockets now demand the physical and mental endurance of a high school teacher in an inner city Communicative skills are vital It is crucial that those selected for the appellate bench be good capable of producing lucid and un derstandable Professional skills are but the report acknowledges that it is neither possible nor reasonable to expect a judge to be an expert in all Jack Anderson Proposed measure will only complicate jobless problems WASHINGTON Congress has been howling loudly about high but is now conniving quietly to deny American workers even more In cahoots with agricultural in Congress is working to bring in more cheap foreign labor to take jobs that Americans might be willing to accept if they were given the breaks alien workers The SimpsonMazzoli immigration bill would allow more than foreign workers into the country each year a huge increase over the to currently admittedly on temporary work The which passed the Senate in would accomplish this by easing the requirements employers must meet in the payment and treatment of socalled guest Yet there is growing evidence that existing requirements are regularly flouted by the employers and that the Labor Department lacks the enforcement and the enthusiasm to handle even the relatively small number of workers now in the A House subcommittee on labor standards investigated the situation last year and turned up some revealing The committee found that only 11 employers received so much as a field visit from federal or state workers in Of the few who were more than half were found to have violated the statute or existing regulations in The figure slipped to less than half in If the program is unenforceable it will get completely out of control under the relaxed While its true that work in the fields is so hard that many Americans wont touch the law requires that no unfair encouragement be given to aliens in the form of incentives that arent offered to But the growers frequently ignore this rule to obtain foreign workers who can be deported at the pleasure of the grower and are thus unlikely to complain about being cheated or forced to lie in wretched In my reporter Laurie Siegel uncovered a flagrant abuse of the guestworker law in southern The Virginia Agricutural Growers a group of 213 tobacco and cabbage offered to pay Mexican workers transportation costs in advance an obvious ad vantage over whose transportation would be reimbursed only if they completed 50 percent of their The apparently illegal inducement was contained in a letter sent to potential Mexican workers over the name of a former VAGA represen Jorge Del He denied writing the letter at but a few minutes later acknowledged VAGAs executive Rowland We dont advance transportation Alamo agreed that VAGA doesnt advance the money but refused to say who was footing the On April approximately M Mexicans were loaded onto Greyhound buses after immigration processing at tiw Twas ac cording to an affidavit signed by Ramon a paralegal at Twas Rural Legal Approximately 84 foreign workers arrived at VAGA in late Texas Rural Legal Aid is con sidering a suit against the Virginia growers and the Labor Department is conducting a preliminary investigation of VAGAs transportation It is expected to be completed in A woman scorned Congress and the Mint have been pennywise and dollarfoolish the new zinc penny has saved the taxpayers a while the four year old Susan Anthony metal dollar has wasted Despite warnings of Congress persisted in its tribute to the suffragette and authorized minting 857 million Sue B at a cost of The public spurned the bulky so in 1979 the mint spent another promoting the No The government then tried dumping Susans on a captive clientele providing American service per sonnel in Europe with them instead of dollar European banks cut the exchange rate in half for the pesky and Congress finally came to the GIs Now there are approximately 361 million unloved Susans in Mints vaults and another 143 million in the federal Thanks to a quirk in the they cant even be melted down without adding their face value to the national the little coppercoated zinc penny has been unnoticed and thus accepted by the public and has saved approximately million in coinage Managua memo The Nicaraguan governments press office for the foreign media is located in Room the presiden tial suite of the pyramidshaped Intercontinental the young women who work there had a famous predecessor in the Howard the late nyiltimillionaire lived there a while in the Samoza He left abruptly after the 1972 Down in the lobby the newsstand offers journalists varied reading Along with Newsweek and other standard there are a wide range of pamphlets and magazines published by Marxist revolutionary movements around the in cluding Polisario front in the Western the Guatemalan Guerrilla Army of the Poor and the Salvadoran Farabundo Marti National Liberation Insomnia is no problem in Vatican Pope John Paul IIs Polish aides are furious at the Italian clergy on the permanent Vatican The blame the Italians for cooking up the story that the Pope thinks Solidarity leader Lech Walesa is they think the Italians want an accomodation with the Polish military regime even if it means scuttling areas of the A beginnig judge should have a good grasp of the key areas of substantive con stitutional principles and the rules of evidence and After he is on his Underlying all the criteria is a characteristic more important than all the rest and much harder to define or qualify the authors of the report confess that a sharp definition eludes Integrity is more than the absence of bias for or against different lawyers or It is certainly much more than a mere absence of ap parent conflicts of Integrity manifestly wmbraces honesty and impartiality these are the least we should expect but integrity lies at the core of the ideal judicial The societys purpose in drawing up its guidelines is to encourage the spread of state and local commissions on judicial Judges ought to chosen with great because they exercise great power power over our our liberty and our In sonic the power tfoes to their heads they turn into meanspirited and irascible Other judges become show preening themselves for the sycophantic laughter of the counsel before I have known drunken ignorant softhearted judges and hanging Life on the bend is in many ways a good A judtfe typically is a respected member of his community he holds his if not his for His days are sometimes but no more tedious than days in other There are The pay is better than it used to but most good judges could earn larger incomes in private the especially in criminal weigh on a judges heart and At the appellant a sense of isolation often affects family An ordered society cannot exist without Withinthe ground rules of which never can be expelled from the we should draft the best judges a selection process can STERN HELLO GET IVE SOT T OMIH6PALE WS Andy Rooney Vacation clothes must be comfy You have to look for good in people wherever you can find A very nice thing about most people is that they wear their best underwear when they get dressed up to go to a even though it isnt going to Theres something basically honest about One of the pleasures of a vacation is being able to wear your old un I have a lot of it thats too good to throw away but not good enough to wear out into the On a nonvacation theres always that thought that some emergency might arise that would cause to be revealed what youre wearing Maybe youll be hit by a bicycle and taken to a doctors office where youll be told to It is quite possible that one of the reasons doctors charge so much is that they see the good underwear people are wearing and conclude they must be The pleasure of wearing old clothes on vacation isnt limited to un Another good part of my vacation is being able to wear the shirts that I own that frayed at the collar after several years of regualr At the beginning of my I go through my dresser drawers and remove the shirts that have had I get a pair of sissors and cut the sleeves off just below the I cant tell you the satisfaction I get out of wearing these old friends on It gives me the feeling that Im saving but I also like the idea of getting everything there is out of Wearing a comfortable old shirt with a frayed collar on vacation is conservation at its Some old clothes dont adapt themselves to being worn on I own several grey business suits that are beginning to look a little The pants fit and theyre comfortable but I wouldnt think of wearing them to hang around in on Theyre just Most dress shoes dont take kindly to this type of I have a few old pairs that I keep to hack around but shoes that were meant to be shined never look right without paint on Ive bought myself a pair of work shoes for vacation and I alternate between them and old sneakers that were once tennis Vacation clothes have to be clothes that are Its not a time for wearing rejects that dont fit or clothes that youve hated since you got them home from the Some time last winter I bought a package of three The label said they were 100 percent The undershirts were good in all except that I noticed that when I wore my shoulders it A writer cant write if his shoulders so I removed my outer shirt and looked for one of those scratchy labels they often put in the There was I put the shirt back on but my shoulders still When I undressed for bed that I inspected the stiches in the top of the shoulder straps of my new un Ah ha There were the of fending and 1 question whether or not they were what do I do I cant take the underwear back to the store and demand my money back because they make my shoulders This doesnt sound like a reasonable so I put the three undershirts in the bottom of my drawer until last Foolishly thinking that while the undershirts werent good enough to wear to the I decided they would be just the thing to wear on vacation in the This was a I dont want my shoulders to itch on vacation anymore than I want them itch when Im at Ive put those three shirts back in the bottom of a dresser Someday maybe Ill take them to a textile laboratory and find out whether or not they were really 100 percent including those threads in the Washington Today Quiet press secretary quits Washington WASHINGTON AP Mort Allin is leaving the White known formally as Lyndon Allin although hes never been known to answer to his formal has been the deputy White House press secretary specializing in foreign policy since President Reagan took He is a career foreign service of ficer who was hauled back to Washington from a post with the Information Agency in shortly before Reagans inauguration and has worked at the White House ever with the exception of a brief stint at the USIAs foreign press office in after 2Mi White House and an earlier tour in the press office when Richard Nixon was leaving the House in Allin is preparing for assignment to the Soviet It just so happens that Mort Allin is not a great fan of Yuri Larry the chief deputy press secretary at the White took note of Allins overall skepticism about the Soviet Union when he an nounced to reporters that Allins departure was Hes returning to USIA to prepare for of all to the Union of Soviet Socialist After a year of hell be posted to Or as he prefers to call I is better than going back to but not Speakes managing a crack at the expense of the the and all in one tightlipped in a tightlipped White is not a household name for newspaper He made no attempt to hide he often seemed to take satisfaction in the fact that his name rarely appeared in He began his farewell in the White Houe press breifing room by Unaccustomed as I am to speaking in this room or anywhere else where there are orters present 11 We dont know whats going to happen in the current brouhaha But I is the message that we all have to maintain whether were the government or in the media as you all
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