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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 12, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                4A New Braunfels Herald Zeitung August 1983 Opinions HwaldZeitmtf Dave Mmnwr Robert Editor James Kilpatrick My friend has three rules for life Editors note James Kilpatrick is in the hospital after undergoing heart While he is we will be running some of his older We will also be publishing substitute columns from other Taliaferro friend and dropped by our place the other His threefold purpose was to borrow the posthole to share the cup that cheers but does not and to pass along some of the accumulated wisdom for which he is so widely acclaimed in Rappahannock County and sometimes in Culpepper My fellow countryman recently had observed his 39th wedding an a pleasant as he though not a round He had used the occasion to write down his own Three Rules for Domestic and these he was eager to I moved the jug a bit closer to his hand and waited in respectful anticipation as he took a scrap of paper from his The three rules he pausing for dramatic as follows put it take it with And dont put it He put the paper back in his I you are having trouble with your What are all these its that must be carried and accomplished These are the universal he and he went on to Jack Anderson LBJs Job Corps finding itself in some trouble WASHINGTON The Job a survivor of Lyndon Johnsons Great has been untouched by scandal during its 19year But maybe thats because no one was really looking until Auditors from the General Ac counting Office have just completed an investigation of the agency at the request of Orrin Their still questions many Job Corps officials have doled out millions of dollars in contracts and modifications in apparent ignorance of proper procurement Virtually none of the contracts were In investigators in the Labor Department inspector generals office suggested possible misconduct and abuse of official authority by the Job Corps former national Richard They listed his questionable procedures in a sizzling memo to Assistant Labor Secretary Albert Angrisani on May The GAO found no examples of outright fraud in the Job Corps contracting but one in vestigator told my associate Tony Capaccio The whole system is One example the GAO cited was a million training contract award in 1978 to the National Association of Home Modified 26 times since the contract has now cost million and it ws never auditied by the Labor The inspector generals secret memo accused Jaffe of specific questionable One instance involved a contract award to Humanization a management consulting firm whose Richard formerly headed the Job Corps in the Southwest the IG memo says Jaffe was in strumental in getting Humanization the contract from the Job Corps training center in San From mid1980 through December Humanization was paid through subcontracts with 14 training Jaffe personally assured officials at the San Marcos center that funds would be forthcoming for a the IG in vestigators After persuading the centers prime contractor to give a sub contract to Jaffe in structed the Southwest regional Job Corps office to transfer the amount to San Marcos from funds earmarked for another Texas The Humanization contract subsequently grew by and despite Jaffes original the San Marcos center had to pay the added amount out of its operating In another the IG in vestigators reported that Jaffe per suaded a New Jersey the Institute for Humanist to award a subcontract Prep for instruction of Job Corps staff members in the presentation of sex education Jaffe authorized several regional offices to pay for the sexeducational even though it had not been asked for and in fact was never used by the job training centers that got Party pooper With the federal budget deficit rocketing toward eagle eyed cost cutters on the House Ap propriations Committee have triumphantly found a way to save They have deleted the representation funds known in some circles as the booze allowance from the 1984 appropriations In the the money has been routinely appropriated for openhouse affairs and office parties ostensibly to pay for doughnuts and Thats whiskey explained a staff member to my reporter Claudia In the 1984 appropriations the Postal Service and General Government subcommittee conceded that in certain circumstances some government officials may have a legitimate need for party But the subcommittee now insists there ought to be a and urged the ad ministration to ask for Starting the subcommittee axed the booze allowance for only three agencies under its control Office of Personnel Merit Systems Protection and General Services the Treasury was let off with a warning that it would get no entertainment money in COVERT said my venerable nothing at all is more disruptive of domestic tranquility than a con tinuing state of indifference to Rule When a man wants his his pliers or his bottle he expects to find these indispensable objects in their established And when the hammer has been ap propriated for cracking walnuts and has not been he he fumes and he waxes Such vexations hang on for Back in the spring of I had to cut a little strip of rubber Through an act of gross misjudgment on my I took my beloveds pinking shears for this and I left them in the If only I remembered to put the thing I would have been spared the maledictions that I also would have been saved the price of a new pair of pinking I Put it back is most certainly a splendid What of Rule Two This is the he by which we reduce the clutter that jangles the The business of everyday living is mostly a process of moving objects from Point A to Point B tennis rackets and so On this principle the whole trucking industry But life can be simplified if one takes out the empty Coke bottles as one brings back the dogs Never go anywhere emptyhanded That is Rule and it serves a great inspected the jug and improved his Rule he is the rule against which is the most infuriating vice of if a thing has to be done if the gutters must be or some kindling or a button sewed back or the oil or the frozen hamburger put out to thaw then do it Get it over and done with Then you can do something else without any nagging from ones conscience or ones I inquired of my philsopher friend if his three rules embraced his entire prescription for domestic and he said he was working on others but had not yet perfected Tentatively he was thinking of a Rule which he was formulating as Think about it or in the It is often better to shut up than to pop that there also are times when it is better to pop off than to shut he has postponed a definitive I fetched the posthole which fortunately had been put back in its proper and promised to bring it back along with a peck of He would bring it that as soon as he got around to digging the postholes next or maybe next Rule said is the rule he never could FOR WWEPE ENOUGH LNE K UfE OF CBtt WHOuT TW5 NOWENOTK Washington Today Republicans play the crazy fundraising game BY EVANS WITT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON If campaign treasuries bulging early in an election scare off potential a lot of incumbent senators wont have any opposition in the 1984 But that piece of conventional political wisdom seems destined to go the way of many other such as the soaring costs of campaigns and the explosion of PAC money reshape the nature and timing of election It may only be the summer of 1983 15 months before the 1984 general election but campaign fundraising is going full 31 incumbent senators have raised more than million for their 1984 reelection They have stashed million in bank accounts across the ready to pour it out to beat back opponents efforts to unseat The political action committees are a major source for this surge of More than million poured from PACs into Senate campaign treasuries by midyear up 62 per cent from the same period in At least 11 incumbents have already collected more than from Only three had done so in Federal Election Commission reports This suggests the 1984 Senate campaigns will top the million spent in 198182 the record in cluding million in PAC Big campaign war chests dont seem to have done much good at scaring off opponents this John Tower has one of the a million bankroll to start his effort to keep the Texas seat in Republican But Bob the former congressman who almost knocked off Tower in is back Hes got almost in the And state Uoyd who wants the Democratic nomination just like already has a bankroll of much of it left over from his previous And that doesnt even count Kent Hance or former Texas Dolph who are thinking about making a Jesse Helms has already raised million and spent million of as certain as anything can ever be in North Carolina Jim Hunt will challenge the Republican incumbent in what promises to be one of the most ex pensive and most heated Senate campaigns And Chuck Percy has in the including the proceeds from a dinner featuring Ronald But Tom Corcoran is trying to take the GOP nomination in Illinois away from while Paul former Percy opponent Alex Seith and state controller Roland Burris are off and running on the Democratic a lack of early money doesnt seem to do much to encourage opponents at least in Nancy the GOP of had only about in campaign money raised as of July but various prominent Kansas Democrats have repeatedly turned down those urging them to challenge the Your representatives John Tower United Senate Room 142 Ruesall Building 20610 Lloyd Bentsen United Senate Room 240 Ruesell Building DC 20610 Tom Loafflar House of 1212 Longworth House Office Building 20616 Mark White Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 Edmund Kuempel of Box 2910 Texas John Traager Texas Senate Capitol Station Texas 71711   

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