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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 21, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas 4 New HwaMZeitung February Opinions Dave Genera Manager tteraldZtltuiit Robert Editor Andy Rooney Its hard to tell when to butt in 1 was walking along 18th Street about last Thursday night when I saw a man and a woman ahead of me having a violent Suddenly the woman slapped the man in the He grabbed her and they started wrestling and I was getting I dont know how you judge those but I judged they were husband and wife and that theyd had the same argument It was a terrible moment of decision for Do I interfere Do I ask her if she wants help What kind of help do I give her I crossed the street and walked I looked back and saw her break and run in the opposite I was I wasnt Did I do the right I If the woman had wanted I guess shed have But would she And where did she run to Did he catch her Waht did he do then The following day I leafed throught the nervously expecting to find a small notice of a murder on 18th Did he have a gun A knife Was I oliged to intervene no matter what the consequences in physical damage to me might ha ve been It struck reading the paper after President Reagan announced he was pulling out the that I have the same uneasy feeling about Have we Jack Anderson Washingtons honor tested by love for friends wife WASHINGTON On the eve of the British assault on the French outpost at where Pittsburgh is now a 26yearold colonial officer penned a letter to the women he Outside his a cold rain pelted the George Washington began the love letter in the stilted style of his he I profess myself a votary of I acknowledge that a lady is in the And futher I confess that this lady is known to you I feel the force of her amiable beauties in the recollection of a thousand tender Young Washington addresses the letter not to his Martha but to his neighbors Sally He concluded the letter with a discreet appeal You have drawn my dear or rather I have drawn into an honest confession of a simple Misconstrue not my Tis Doubt it nor expose The world has no business to know the object of my declared in this manner to when I want to conceal Four months George Washington married Martha By all it blossomed into a happy Yet deep in his the passion for Sally never She kept their secret but also his which were withheld from history for two CBS television will soon reveal the real George Washington and the secret he felt the world has no business to An eighthour miniseries will dramatize Washingons personal including his hidden love for Sally his best friends the network Sally was the young wife of his closest George William who lived at an estate three miles down the Potomac from Mount She was a woman of uncommon beauty and astriocratic Washington was ruggedly hand an accomplished horseman and forceful He was as ill at ease around women as Sally was poised in the company of The met in 1754 when Washington was The young squire of Mount Vernon had recently gone soldiering with the Virginia militia in the wilds of Pennsylvania and He retured to Virginia a In one battle he had two horses shot under him and his clothes ripped by four He was to the coquettish Sally When she would make sly remarks about his military he was George and Sally never consummated their The reason is that Washington was bound by a strict sense of The man who later would lead his countrymen in pledging our our fortures and our sacred would not lightly betray his best friend for a doomed dalliance with his The purpose of his letter to Sally from the battlefront on that dreary clay 1758 was not alone to declare his love but to acknowledge its For he added to the tender lines this forlorn But sadly reminds me how impossible this love and evinces an opinion which I have long that there is a destiny which has the sovereign control of our not to be resisted by the strongest efforts of human v i On George married Martha There is reason to believe that Martha arid George Fairfax were aware of the romantic feelings between their Yet they trusted in Washingtons and the two families remained close until the Loyalist Fairfaxes moved back to The mansion at Belvoir burned down and the estate lay empty for years after the Historians believe that though he married Martha without any great passion for developed a deep love for Yet his memory of Sally Fairfax never As his presidential term was drawing to a he wrote again to her Many important events have occurred and such changes in men and things have taken place as the compass of a letter would give you but an inadequate idea None of which not all of them have been able to eradicate from my mind the recollection of those happy the happiest in my which I have enjoyed in your It is a matter of sore when I cast my eyes toward which I often to reflect that the former inhabitants of with whom we lived in such harmony and no longer reside there and that the ruins can only be viewed as the memento of former The aging statesman concluded by suggesting that Sally Fairfax return to rebuilt the mansion at Belvoir and spend the evening or your life down the road from Mount She never did Washington died three years Headlines and footnotes Defense contractors have been ordered to report information that relects adversely on the integrity or general character of employees with access to classified including criminal bizarre or notoriously disgraceful treatment for mental or emotional and excessive The donor who pledged to the American Security Council if matching funds were raised has been identified by council president John He is Gus Buder a Louis The matching funds were crossed the street and walked failing to give help to someone who needs it I like the street that it was none of my None of Americas But Im not easy about On the day after President Reagans I went to the Lebanese consulate to get a visa for a trip Id planned to Beirut next The consulate is in an important looking stone townhouse on an ex pensive street in New The windows were dirty and curtainless and even from the street it has a seen betterdays a pregnant woman sat at a small desk with a telephone swit The floor was bare worn and I was impressed with the in formality of the I had half expected to be frisked for weapons or explosives but when I asked for the visa the woman politely in dicated I should just walk through the double doors in front of It must have been a grand drawing room at one time but it looked dreary and sad It had five battered old desks in it and a nondescript collec tion of Over what had been a working fireplace was a framed pictureof President Amin It hung alone on a stained and dirty yellow Gemayel looked like a young foreign student at Under the picture was that tired cliche of a slogan tha began with I heart New It read I heart The man at the desk on the right as I came in had papers spread out over his desk and several Having dealt with passport people I acted a lot sweeter to him than I would have with the average Lebanese He took my looked them over with that skeptical air passport people have and started writing and You want a dont you he He sounded as though he expected me to say and although I had no idea what a multiple meant I Oh It turned out a multiple meant that I can return to Beirut as often as I want to in the next six Thats as lucky as a person can isnt it I was sure glad Id said While the man worked on my I struck up a conversation with a woman working on an IBM typewriter with Arabic script on She thought she recognized me from The bad news must be depressing for I Its been bad for nine the woman You get used to I left the Lebansese consulate with my and found myself idly thinking what a terrible coincidence it would be if she was the same woman Id seen running from the man on 18th TO ASK TO SIT W THE SMOKIN6 James Kilpatrick Washingtons censorship makes government workers gag The Reagan administration has been hurt by relatively few stupid actions over the past three Like every it has suffered from occasioanl embarrassments and acts of in dividual but until the White House last year pronounced National Security Decision Directive we had seen little that was really This thing is down right The purpose of Directive 84 is to prevent the disclosure of highly sensitive information ways that would harm our national secruity No person with even a touch of patriotism could oppose that But ends are one and means are Directive 84 would directly and immediately affect more than civil It would compel them to sign and binding for the rest of their in which they pledge to submit for prepublication censorship anything they may write that deals with their experience in government or makes use of information they handled in the course of their Failure to sign the required oath will result in James White House chief of attempted a feeble defense of Directive 84 recently on Meet the He said it really applied only to toplevel people in the National Security the CIA and related It was only an expansion of rules that CIA has enforced for many years on its own But Baker conceded that the directive which has been tem porarily suspended until April is the subject of A whole lot of rethinking needs to be As a condition of original employment the requirement probably is This was the position the Supreme Court took in the matter of Frank a one time agent of the CIA who wrote a book about his experiences in No one had compelled Snepp to sign on with the CIA He voluntarily pledged his word to abide by the requirement of prepublication He broke his thus breaching his and he got what was coming to him by being forced to disgorge his earnings from the But to improve this requirement retroactively upon thousands of civil servants with only occasional access to sensitive information is How in the unholy name of Edgar Hoover would this draconian cen sorship ever be enforced The directive speaks at one point of unlawful disclosures and at another point of prepublication unlawful disclosures may be either oral or Taken on its the directive would prohibit a Jim Baker from answering questions on Meet the Press until the questions and his proposed answers had first been submitted for review to to whom To Jim Baker Had this foolish directive been in effect during the Carter ad former Vice President Mondale would now be No bad But Mondale of course had access to topsecret Under this directive he could not make a speech about national defense without first sub mitting his speech to Cap Weinberger for George Shuitz would have to bet the further memoirs of Henry Jody Carters press could not be writing a syndicated The whole thing is In proclaiming Directive President Reagan acted in un characteristic At the time he was up to my keister in leaks he was sore at the as every president is sore at the He wanted the leaks But surely it was unnecessary to propound this bristling directive with its heavy breathing threats of appropriate adverse consequences for those who failed to take liedetector If there were convicing evidence of widespread perhaps these measures could be resentfully but no such evidence has been Charles Mathias of Maryland held hearings last He asked for examples of damaging disclosures from the Departments of Justice and Over the past five State and Justice couldnt think of and Defense could recall only one confirmed Enough Let us drop Directive 64 down Geroge Orwells memory and forget it ever was Your representatives Lloyd Bentien United Senate Room 240 RuueUBuUding John Tower United Senate Room 142 RusMM BuHdlng DC Tom Loeffler HOUM of Representatives 1212 HOUM Office Building Edmund Kuempel HOUM of TavaeTSTM John Teiiae Senate Capitol Station Taxae 71711
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