New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 19, 1984, Page 4

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 19, 1984

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Bfaurifels December THE WHITE HOUSE Oil prices dont faze see below Op HvraldZrltunt inions General Manager Editor James Kilpatrick The exact word is always important When is a UOPH not a UOPH Its when its BOQ in That was the thrust of an order issued the other day by Navy Secretary John Lehman He has directed all hands to restore oldfashioned naval and to scrape away the bureaucratic barnacles of recent What has been known as Unaccompanied Officer Personnel Housing UOPH will return to the time honored Bachelor Officers Quarters Instead of the nambypamby enlisted dining we will restore the Sailors no longer will use stairs to reach an upper level they will use ladders to go Lets hear it for Horatio Hornblower Lehmans directive on nautical terminology serves as a reminder to all to keep aware of the myriad vocabularies around By at about the tirtfe Lehmann was sending the Navy a a friend sent me a copy of Words by Paul Dickson Delacorte Its a browsers delight a collection of oddball Professional writers may find it For printers have a vocabulary that is all their To a a widow isnt the surviving wife of her late husband a widow is a short line at the top of a page or a In such familiar words as gutter and descender have meanings all their I have no idea and neither does Websters how pi or pie came to mean messedup but the word has been used in that sense for more than 300 Dickson provides a sampling of words from the vocabulary A bail is the wire handle on a A becket is a rope A chime is the rim of a The decorative plate around a keyhole or a doorknob is the A miners doublepointed pick is a A bricklayers hammer is a The makers and drinkers of alcoholic spirits live in a linguistic world of their The froth on beer is the The wire around a champagne cork is the agrafes or the The thumbpiece on the lid of a stein is the The thing that stops up the bunghole of a cask of beer is a A noggin is a quarter of a I bring up all this only to make the point that specialized vocabularies are like foreign If we are writing a novel about an a surgeon or a we had better first learn to speak Medicine and This way lies credibility and to the extent that we use arcane terms we are likely to look pretty People do get mixed In the Pensacola News Journal last a writer on the oped page spoke of President Reagans adversity to a tax He didnt mean Probably he menat aver In the Chicago a sportswriter said that Jim Frey felt no vindication toward the Royals for firing him midway into Let us hazard a guess that vindictiveness was what the writer had in At the Collegiate the student newspaper of Virginia a feature writer burbled away Christmas season is in the and people are warming up for the seasonal purge around the Only God and the young lady know what was intended Let us never cease to search for the exact and let us never settle for its second In the Navy you set a raise a hoist a signal and break out a pennant or a When next you write a sea I expect you to keep all this firmly in Whats the old buzzard hatching now Jack Anderson Teenage males escape famine in Ethiopia Washington Today Americans arent crippled by oil By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON Pity the 13 members of the ejfclusive club known as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting JEleven winters ago they had Americans shjvering in their trying to choose between a ride to Grandmas for the holidays and a trip to the supermarket for pasoline prices were climbing and lines at the service stations those that could be found open kt seems so long The club isnt all that exclusive Countries like Britain and Norway dont hjvfi to be members in order to carve out a pr afitable share of the oil And the allfor pjie and oneforall spirit within the cartel that iped quintuple prices is running higher taxes have partly masked what other wise would be a 30 percent drop in American pump prjces since As it prices have been dropping steadily and soon may dip below a Its a surplus or buyers The price of a barrel of oil is sliding as OPEC members undercut each other with premiums and by offering better grade to their Some are exceeding the production ceilings set seven weeks The aim was to maintain the benchmark price of a barrel through quotas for each OPEC Overall production was supposed to be cut to 16 million day from million It hasnt worked and analysts doubt the OPEC ministers meeting again today in Geneva can keep production down and prices from Edward director of statistics at the American Petroleum says Nigeria may be barrels a day over its and OPEC up to million The price next year is going to be governed by OPECs willingness and ability to maintain production substantially below their capability to he I dont know whether they Murphy thinks the United States should produce as much oil as it and not make OPECs job About onethird of the oil consumed here is Of those about 38 percent comes from the OPEC The State Department is watching develop ments with subdued Supply and rather than a is setting the price of said an official who keeps tabs on energy problems and spoke only on con dition he not be We believe todays official prices for oil are but by saying that we dont intend to talk the price The market does The market has a greater influence on prices than it has since EDITORS NOTE Barry Schweid reports on diplomacy for The Associated ALLTHe UAIttTWST HUH o w S WASHINGTON If you can stand to study the heartrending photos of starving you will notice a striking phenomenon Few if any of the horribly emaniciated refugees in the relief camps are teenage The reason is simple Young males old enough to carry a gun have been conscripted either by the govern ment army or by the opposing The latter have been fighting the Marxist regime for years in the northern areas most devastated by A lucky whose parents were foresighted enough and had a little have been able to escape the military press gangs and cross the border into From they can get refugee passports that allow them into West Germany or the United Daniel Keleta and Leelai Negga were two of the lucky ones who were able to come to the United My associate Vicki Warren interviewed them in where they have been helped by a church program directd by Ethiopianborn Mekonnen Daniel Keleta is now He lives with his sister in Boston and attends high But two years he spent two weeks walking 300 miles from his home in the famine area to across the Sudanese Daniel said he never would have made it if his parents hadnt given him all the money they Though he tried to hide from government and guerrilla he couldnt elude them all the So the money was used for bribes that allowed him to continue his Daniel said many young boys ran out of bribe money and were conscripted by one side or the other in the civil Leelai Negga is 15 and Ijas been in this country for only a few He lived through some of the worst of the and theres no doubt in his mind whos to blame for the situation that could spell death for hundreds of perhaps millions of his He holds the Ethiopian government respon Leelai said its not true that there were no vehicles to transport food to the He said Sweden sent trucks to handle the relief but that the communist government expropriated the trucks for military He also said that there would have been plenty of water to prevent the drought that caused the that the government failed to build dams and irrigation The Marxist rulers have been too busy trying to stamp out the guerrillas in the northern All of the young people are and have been for 10 Leelai There is no one left to do the Other refugees agreed that lack of man power and government planning were responsible for the and thus the Both boys want to go back home some but not until theres a different government in Addis If he went back Danile they would only use what I have learned to hurt my people even Since Congress opened the door to Ethiopian refugees in the number who have fled to the United States has hardly been over From 939 the first the number arriving this year has totaled The number of Ethiopian im migrants those who have relatives in this country or who have work skills went from in 1981 to in Update Several months ago I reported that the Pentagon had used a secret fleet of Hughes 500 helicopters in last years Grenada The which were seen in the governments own films of the in were not listed in the official weapons inventory issued by the the same kind of helicopter turned up in the hands of Nicaraguan who are backed by the CIA in their fights against the Now I can report that the according to internal has ordered eight new Hughes 500 for a total of more than And theres a fascinating feature to the specifications The choppers are to be painted with primer Does this mean they wont be marked with identifying insignia Its gratifying to learn that my reports on government excesses sometimes have an effect par ticularly when the government that responds is ensconced behind the Kremlins formidable brick Last month I reported that the Soviets had been flexing their anti Semitic muscle and making life miserable for teachers of I told one such Yulj who was not only in jail for his activities but was being subjected to abnormally harsh Since according to sources in the Soviet Edelsteins jailers have eased up on nim and hjts trail bis been ;