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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunfels May Mike Royko describes the power of Rex see below O pinions General Manager Robart Editor Mike Royko A little money changes everything He was out of work awl flMllinn tiiiti i The guy was in a real He was out of work arid almost His job prospects were dim because he has a long history of emotional He had few friends and most of his relatives were dead or living far So he would sit alone in his furnished a tormented trying to think of a way out of his mess of a from his television the solution It was offered by Rex one of the most successful of the TV The message was that if he would send Humbard some he would be rewarded many times How can you beat a deal like that Maybe you wouldnt believe it but its the kind of pitch that can appeal to the many people who talk to themselves on the street and hear voices from the So he sent in a few dollars and waited for his heavenly reward to the letters began He had become a blip on Humbards computerized mailing That meant that besides hearing Humbard on offering salvation and the Lords good will for a few he would regularly receive Humbards mooching Nobody can write a mooching letter like They look like urgent warning of the terrible things that will happen to the world if you dont send in some Humbards church will The TV set will The devil and his demons will soon take But if you do send the the good things that will happen to Reading the the tormented man felt even He wanted to send He wanted to be But he had no money to So his addled mind hit on a He in borrow the when his heavenly ordained reward he would pay the loan His problem who in the world would lend money to a guy like him The answer no one So he Using the little money he he opened a checking Then he kited He just wrote bum overdrawing his account by about He sent half the money to Humbard and put the rest in his He didnt because he was sure his fortunes would quickly just as preacher Hum bard his fortunes didnt change quickly And he found himself standing before a judge in where he facing charges of swindling a The judge found him because he clearly And it was likely that hed go to But he was lucky to have a good courtappointed who explained to the judge that his client wasnt really a swindler he just thought he was buying Gods financial So the judge said Have Humbard in court for the next hearing and tell him to bring Because it was a Canadian who lives in didnt have to obey the judges But the lawyer called Humbards and they put him in touch with their And Humbards promised to return the they had been sent by the confused which they That means the man wont go to Out of his welfare hes paying back a month to the But something still troubles the mans What amazed me was that when I spoke to they didnt want to deal with me I had to talk to their They hold themselves out as a charitable But they had not one iota of interest in this mans They didnt care about at least you got the money back to the bank and kept him out of We did But theres still a What I think hes still sending Humbard a little bit every See Rex does care about him after Andy Rooney Cant we have just a bit of silence Theres a conspiracy against silence in the We seem to prefer a shout to a Everywhere you someone is making They arent making theyre making People who make noise for their own amusement intrude on the privacy of silence to which the rest of us are Silence is the natural Any noise is a deviation from the A lion doesnt roar for more than a few minutes out of 24 hours and while I dont know any lions Ill bet there are days lions choose not to roar at How often do you hear the eruption of a volcano or the rumble of an earthquake These natural sounds are special and they only break the earths silence on rare I dont understand why some people insist on filling the air with They cant stand to be in a car without having the radio They cant stand being anywhere with nothing but the natural sounds of earth in their The most loathsome telephone practice in stituted since Alexander Graham Bell asked Watson if he was there is the hold button that automatically feeds music into the waiting callers In many when you call and are put on the company apparently feels the need to entertain or distract so they feed music into the If I have to wait for someone on the I dont want the thought of what I wish to say crowded out of my head by some inane bit of Many airlines pipe music into the passenger section upon Im trying to gather my wits and remember which overhead bin I put my coat in and theyre playing soothing Soothing music irritates me more than music that isnt Soothing music sets my nerves on I can stand the sound of a neighbor mowing his lawn because it is not a noise being made merely for the sake of The machine making noise is performing a necessary function and I accept Its the gratuitous noise that irritates me When a driver stops in front of a house in the neighborhood and blows the horn to attract the attention of someone its thoughtless and Were all conditioned to the sound of a Why should 10 people have to bother to look out the windows of 10 houses to find out the horn means nothing for them As a matter of I dont think there are more than 10 times in a whole year of driving when its necessary for someone behind the wheel to blow the I question the frequency of use of ambulance If the ambulance people use the they ought to mean There ought to be a genuine medical not just a cowboy at the In New York City there are licensed Half the drivers are tuned to both a commercial radio station and the cab companys short wave which advises them of The drivers play both radios simultaneously and keep turning up the volume on each to override the other until they can hear The paying besieged in both is I realize now that when I was a some of the boys I played with were constant They always made more noise by yelling louder than the rest of Its a trait some people carry with them through They do everything louder than everyone Most people dont mind the normal and necessary If Im I can ignore a vacuum a lawn mower or a conversation in another room but when a kid goes past the house with his car windows open and rock music blaring from his I forget what Im Its those unnecessary deliberately that call themselves to our attention and get on our We have a day to celebrate almost everything I propose A Day of r I 8 U95ALICB WHATS rue T T0IWI WHAT I GIRL IZJES 1 IllJAKEA YOU THIS IS A TOWY ICO IDO WHAT Remember when 10 years ago At least were protecting the people working for the giving them a Delash city defended a proposed pay hike in fiscal 197576 for city employees at Friday nights special session of the City where the proposed new budget was discussed for the second County fathers Monday directed the county attorney to proceed with purchase of acres of property for a new county Upon recommendation of county the county commissioners decided to exercise an option to purchase the proposed located adjacent to the existing landfill on Freiheit Directors of the New Braunfels Utilities are in the final paperwork stages of purchasing a fiveacre site for the new Sleepy Hollow sewage treatment Located on the northeast side of the the plant in its initial operation will service a third of the sewage system At the city is served entirely by a single plant on Kuehler CAPTION AllDistrict Unicorns Four New Braunfels baseball players were named to the AllDistrict team announced by 29 AAAA They are Jerry outfielder Rudy shortstop Steve second base and Junior District champ Highlands dominated the Meeting in special session Tuesday trustees of the New Braunfels ISO elected to proceed with the negotiations for purchase of portable classroom buildings which may save local taxpayers several thousand dollars before next CANYON LAKE Glenn Noff a relative newcomer to the is the new president of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Com Although the Noffsingers have been weekending here for a number of they moved per manently to their home in Canyon Lake Hills when he retired three years 25 years ago Work on the latest contract to be let by the Guadalupe Valley Telephone of Smithsons Valley on its new extension in Caldwell and Bastrop counties is expected to get under way the first or second week in Ben manager of the said this The Comal County Rural High School District has won its state accreditation with flying colors in its first year of it was an nounced this week by county superintendent of The guidance and counseling the physical education program and the overall in structional program of the district were termed above average in the Because of the controversial aspects and the expense of in maintenance and operation of a fluoridation system for the water system of New an expression on the subject from the citizens of the community an election was suggested by the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Direc tors in a meeting Monday afternoon in City The New Braunfels ISD found itself this week in the position of having been granted by the Federal government for aid in building a new high but which it probably will not be able to The grantr is specifically for a new high school and since the local district just voted down a bond issue for the second there is no money available to put with the grant to The annual summer program of the Chamber of Commerce Youth Activities and Recreation Committee will open June with the daily recreation it was announced this week by Ben The Chamber of Commerce Wednesday night bit off a kingsized hunk of It is no less than to find out what everybody in New Braunfels and what they would be willing to support in the way of school 50 years ago A freak twister that struck at the southern edge of the Schumannsville community about seven miles southeast of New Braunfels early Saturday wrought damage in an area estimated at about three miles long and not over 150 feet in The wind blew in from the west and was accompanied by a twoinch Passage of a proposed revised city dog regulatory ordinance was postponed Monday by the Board of City which has had the ordinance under consideration for several It will be taken up again at the next regular meeting of the board Provisions in clude requirement of rabies im munization and a license fee of 50 cents per male dog and per female Although no public observance of Memorial Day will be held by the local American Legion post on May members of the will decorate the graves of their fallen buddies in local cemeteries during the In a kaleidoscope of between 700 and 800 children ranging from babes in arms to High School graduates thronged downtown streets Saturday while clouds lilted long enough to ensure a perfect day for the annual Childrens Masquerade
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