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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas f 4A New Braunfels May JAMES KILPATRICK O pinions HvraldhZritung General Manager Robert Editor James Kilpatrick mmmmmmm Humor in print is an elusive art No aspect of the writers art is truly it is no trick to pin up a paragraph announcing a meeting of the but once we get into the higher forms of prose we get into hard No form of writing is harder or more difficult to bring off than the writing of I thought of all this the other day when I learned that Calvin Trillin had published another collection of his pieces for The Nation This is With All Disrespect More Uncivil It is almost unheard of for an editor or columnist actually to buy a we are spoiled by review copies but I went out and bought Trillins I havent spent a happier 15 bucks in Trillins genius is to make his stuff look He writes with artful grace and casual simplicity that his pieces flow There is wit aplenty and often biting but Trillin never slashes at his He teases the limousine liberal and he spoofs a forgetful but he is never In one of his trampoline leaps into he imagines that Reagan runs into the White House clad in white Reagan thinks him the chief of naval This is not rollonthefloor extravagance in the fashion of but it is mar velously Let me commend Trillin to those of you who are students of His bag of tricks includes the series of short often cast in the second person As it I went to Boy Scout camp with Marc Thats Whos Marc Rich Is that what you said The if I may say reveals an abysmal ignorance of world Trillin then identifies Rich as a commodities trader who has been charged with tax Trillin deftly employs the device of Thats I went to Boy Scout camp with in In We lived in the same The name of the camp was Camp It was where Boy Scouts from Kansas City went to I can tell that you dont believe any of To analyze the innards of as Pope is to break a butterfly upon a I ought not to attempt Trillin and Art Buchwald and Russell Baker are like Satbatinis who was born with the gift of laughter and the sense that the world was In these troubled and uneasy let us be thankful for a chance to laugh with Some as it are funny more by ac cident than by A writer at Newsday did a profile the other day on Tom founder of a chain of pizza Monoghans father died at A health column in the Catholic Twin Circle dealt with migraine Migraines strike twice as many women as do The Arkansas Democrat had a story about two young couples that ran into trouble with a truck leasing Like so many young Turner and his had bought the complete with a when times were After the baby came he decided to reduce his In a reporter for the AP summarized a pending bill Witnesses killed in juvenile cases could get the death penalty under a bill approved The En terpriseCouriei in Oregon City announced a meeting of a home economics group at Gladstone Senior Center Gladys Halstead will prsent programs on insects in the home and women in Sounds like a program that ought to be EN DA N6FRFD SPECIE 3 HORNED TOAD NjffWE ROM rV TEXAS Washington Today Sun Belt shift may deepen Democrats woes By DONALD ROTHBERG AP Political Writer WASHINGTON I AP As Paul Kirk struggles to restore the Democratic Party as a factor in national he is confronted by two sets of numbers the results of the last five presidential elections and the Census Bureaus predictions of where Americans will be living and voting in the Those numbers in the proliferation of Democratic at tempts to learn something from the continued success of its local can didates by creating groups like the Democratic Policy Commission and the competing Leadership The presidential election results send a dismal message to the Democratic candidates have lost four of the last five presidential and in three of they werent even The only Democratic candidate who was elected president Jimmy Carter in 197G was resoundingly defeated four years The Census Bureau projects a continued movement to the Sun Belt with the political balance of power from the Democratic strongholds of the Northeast to the Republican growth areas of the South and Bill often credited with rebuilding the Republican Party in the postWatergate has ex plained that the GOP was ready for change because it feared it might go out of Kirk apparently is hoping to capitalize on a similar concern among After four out of five serious he told the National Press Club last week those defeats may now have brought the national party to its Then his optimism may be a bit In the same he called for selfdiscipline and urged Democratic candidates to run with the national party and not against But Kirk was unable to get elected officials to unite inside a single policy group to serve as a vehicle for establishing consensus positions on The members of the Democratic Leadership established over Kirks clearly werent ready to run with the national The chairman went ahead and set up his Policy headed by former Scott Matheson of to undertake the same sort of search for consensus the Policy Council has as its There even was some overlap in the membership of the two But the impression remained that the council was made up of Democratic politicians made very nervous by close identification with their national Many of those Democrats are from the Sun If the Census projections for 1990 prove there will be a another major shift of congressional seats to Texas and Florida in The big once will be New Ohio and In one landmark shift would see Texas replace New York as the second most populous EDITORS NOTE Donald Rothberg is the chief political writer of The Associated t 3 0 0 c WIN YOU0E LOOKINFOR RIGHT ING TOHCIPHER eR JUSTTDOKOFF TfOOOP PLACE 10FINDAPPJKT SHALL K5T YOUH DO Remember when 10 years ago With approval of a Hill Burton federal grant and a guaranteed federal loan of McKcnna Memorial Hospital officials have called for bids for additions and alterations totaling more than John hospital said that bids will be received until 2 June CAPTION Duster Bites Dust New Braunfels crop duster pilot Roy Carter walked away from this crash of a Super Cub PA 18 he was piloting during a mosquito spraying job Tuesday at noon near Clear Investigators said Carter was trying to turn when the accident Were going to throw a dart at the was the way New Braunfels ISD trustee president Herb Skoog introduced a critical item of business during Tuesday nights school board session setting of the 197576 tax The board set the rate at per the same as last On third and final City Council Monday night passed an ordinance authorizing Police Chief Buruey Boeck to organize a reserve police arguing the city was only gaining by adopting the In a move designed to meet ex panded and diminished revenue City Council last Wednesday night approved an or dinance which enacts a sixcent tax increase for the 197576 fiscal The rate was increased from 64 to 70 State Bennic Bock has called for the creation of a state com mission to regulate all public Residents of the citys West Side won a promise from City Council Monday night that New Braunfels Tannery would no longer be allowed to violate pollution and nuisance 25 years ago With the official canvass of Saturdays election in which the proposed bond issue for building schools had been defeated by 136 still ahead of New Braunfels ISD trustees Monday already had in their hands five new petitions requesting another bond Four sought resubmission of the million bond issue defeated April The vote canvass revealed that had voted against the bond while 983 had voted for A positive effort toward the consolidation of schools at this time would not be advisable in view of the fact that both districts are still coping with internal the Comal County Rural High School District wrote the Board of City Development and the Chamber of Commerce last The New Braunfels Utilities has declined to bid on a kw Nuclear Steam Reactor to drive a turbo generator offered by the Atomice Energy Ac cording to Utilities Manager the power could not be produced with this experimental plant as cheaply as it is now pur chased from the conventional type Comal Plant of Petitions on the control of a disease which exists in Comal are being circulated locally among ranchmen in con formity with a state law passed by the last 50 years ago Days of the ante bellum South were recalled this week with the passing of Miss Sallie one of the few remaining negroes who served as slaves to white masters preceding the Civil She died here Tuesday at the home of and Horace having reached the age of 89 After receiving her freedom when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation she came to New where she married Sam Branch shortly Bankhead applications for cotton exemption certificates are now ready for cotton producers to ac cording to County Agent George In order to gin cotton tax it is absolutely necessary that proper application for exemption certificates be executed as was done by each producer last New Braunfels was voted as the site for a Secretaries School of In struction for this year at a joint convention of the Retail Merchants Association of the Associated Retail Credit Men of and the Texas Retail Credit Bureaus in San Antonio this Miss Mildred secretary of the local Retail Merchants was re elected secretarytreasurer of the Texas Retail Credit Inc An exhibit of work of local artists will be held at the Sophienburg Museum during the entire month of June under the sponsorship of the museum according to an announcement made this The exhibit will be open to all local artists and and prospective entrants may call Martin Faust or other members of the committee in An additional quota for Comal County of 30 young men to be sent to Civilian Conservation Corps camps has been set by the Texas Relief Commission following President Roosevelts authorization to double the national according to information received at the local relief office this
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