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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunf els Jurid General Manager Robert Editor Washington Today s WASHINGTON AP Presidential spokesman Larry Speakes primary function sometimes seems to be to hold the White House press corps at Speakes often exercises an acid tongue during his occasionally frustrating giveand take with reporters at two regular daily but he has become even more testy in recent For look at a more or less routine news day at the White While reviewing President Reagans effort to win congressional approval of aid to Nicaraguan Speakes volunteered We find it interesting to note that were asking for around million over parts of two fiscal and we found that Nicaraguan leader Daniel on his sweep of the Soviet Union and their satellite returned with million in including million from the Soviet A reporter asked if the White House spokesman meant to equate the financing of an entire country with the financing of the Contra Were equating the willingness of Congress to support freedom fighters in Central America against a dictatorship which has gone to the Soviet Union and made a fairly large haul of Speakes When another reporter sought to return to Speakes customary rundown of the days the spokesman Im coming to all that I cant get to People rose to the defense of the and I hadto spend One of the reporters in the briefing room demanded an since the spokesman had raised the issue on his own initiative and no one had spoken in defense of the San dinista you cant have Speakes He went on to discuss the Later in the same questionandanswer a reporter raised a question to which he has been seeking an answer for several Quoting President Reagan as telling audiences in recent speeches that he had received a mountain of a tidal wave of letters and telegrams in support of his plan to overhaul the tax the reporter How many letters make a tidal how many build a mountain Speakes said when asked for there are about letters that are on in the mail room of the White Whether they all pertain to taxes I would The spokesman said that was not an unusual number but claimed Reagan receives more mail than any other We could not give you an accurate count because we simply are not up to date in opening the he A few minutes Speakes tired of answering questions about how and when Reagan made his decision to continue abiding by the SALT II inaccurate reports of which were widely published in the days before the White House announced the presidents position on Ive been down here about 20 Speakes Were not going to say any more on If you want to beat the dead you And he discussed it no President urged to press reduced deficit WASHINGTON AP As President Reagan prepared to embark on another speaking trip for tax con servative Republicans were urging him to couple his tax pitch with a steppedup campaign for reduction of the federal Members of the Senate Steering Com an unofficial organization of GOP met with Reagan on the eve of todays speech in that the White House said would be devoted entirely to I think he has become so very much in volved in the debate over the simplified tax bill thatv he had temporarily set aside the budget and I think in reponse to our pulled the budget very much back to the front of the said James chairman of the We suggested stepping up the putting on the McClure After Congress is responsible for the budget deficit the president is the Congress In speeches in seven states in the past two Reagan has pushed for his plan to simplify the federal tax coupling that theme at times with pleas for support for Nicaraguan a constitutional amen dment dealing with school prayer and a full accounting of Americans missing in action in He has made little to his campaign to reduce the federal deficit by cutting expenditures for many federal JUST EVERyBWy5 POiNGItf Guest viewpoint Heroism close to home ByTOMLOEFFLER 21 In the State of the Union Address last President Reagan spoke stirringly of Americas heroes who soothe our heal our calm our fears and share our reminding us what it truly means to be That uniquely American spririt of compassion and can do attitude is nowhere more evident than in the story of Preston Darby of San an internist in private practice in San recently traveled to Afghanistan at his own risk and expense as a member of the International Medical Corps to treat the casualties of Soviet aggression in In performing his medical duties and establishing two medical clinics in rebelheld Darby traveled with forces led by the legendary Freedom Commander Ahmed Shah After traveling with the freedom fighters for three Darby has returned to the United States to report on the conditions he witnessed in Afghanistan and to seek humanitarian and security assistance for the He visited with me in my Washington office last week and related to me the appalling situation he witnessed during his travels with the target of Soviet takeover since the 1979 is now threatened by famine and a direct result of the scorched earth tactics being employed by the Society Systematic by burning destroying villages and livestock and wrecking centuryold irrigation is being carried out by the Soviets in order to disrupt the civilian population and force the rebels out of their Darby told me that the people of Afghanistan are in desperate need of basic medical supplies and at and that many are dying from whooping measles and dysentery because there is no medicine available even to treat these and other basic Joining the Committee for a Free Darby translated his concern into He traveled to Washington to relate to members of Congress and the Ad ministration the desperate need for increased assistance to the people of I support Darbys position on increased aid to and commend his efforts on behalf of this noble cause of It is a trait and tradition uniquely American to see tragedies in faraway places fighting in starvation in Africa and both individually and as a I icouipiose W CARPS PAMN RJGHTYOUOW 1055YOUR Mailbag Change adds up for animal shelter Dear I would like to remind our longtime and perhaps inform some of our newer ones of the situation we had up until the last few years since the existence of the Humane Society Our animal shelter was a deplorable facility located at the There were many strays running the sometimes in turning over garbage cans and endangering the health and even lives of especially After heaing all the publicity about our treatment of unwanted animals I decided to visit the shelter and ask I found a very wellrun I found caring people who do not relish the job of putting animals to They did explain that it is done in the most humane way The sad thing is that if each pet owner was responsible enough to spay or neuter hisher this would not be Many of us spend in one evening the greater part of the cost of this once in a lifetime for the pet But since this ideal situation does not the people at the shelter are faced with with litter after litter of unwanted kittens and as well as dogs and cats of all ages that one These animals are watered and cleaned up after at an annual cost of many thousands of which are hard to come The major funding comes through memberships and If we contributed the change we find in our pockets it would all add so come New Braunfels lets dig down and help to solve our excess animal problem in the most humane way possible so we can continue to be proud of our clean city where the living is truly Thank Marion Sanchez Performance New Braunfels proud Dear An event at the Seele Parish House on Sunday afternoon should have been attended by every music lover in the am speaking of the absolutely brilliant performance of 0 9 Miss Maria Luisa De La Cerda She was accompanied by a no less able Charles Howard their performance will remain in the memory of those who were in the as one of the most enjoyable and altogether satisfying cultural events this town has been offered in many a Miss De La Cerda is a New Braunfels She grew up among and how excessively proud we are to claim her as our Emogene Grill ProLife group wants mothers to be aware Dear I have been a nurse and childbirth educator in New Braunfels for 11 My primary nursing ex perience has been in I have had the privilege of sharing in the labor and delivery experience with many young mothers as well as the joy of helping many young couples and single mothers prepare for the birth of their children using the La Maze For many I personally took the prochoice stand feeling as many do that a mother has a right to her own body and the mothers right takes precedence over the past four months I have felt compelled to educate myself concerning the abortion I was shocked when I found it is legal for a mother to have an abortion any time before even as late as nine months More to my surprise was the fact that many mothers seek abortions in their first trimester because this is when their babies are just a product of conception or blob of Not so As early as four weeks fetal heart tones can be heard and at six researchers have been able to detect brain waves on the developing Sort of dont you for a blob of tissue More and I began to evaluate my previous feelings on this I considered the fact that as a nurse my responsibility is to preserve life as well as promote the mental and physical wellbeing of both the mother and the innocent a mother has a right to her own but what about the rights of the baby that separate individual body within the Our current abortion laws state Out baby has no As much as we all value our own thankful for our 990 parents decision tokeep p what the loss ol that Ufe will mean we may never know but Last month during Life 85 at the Civic I had the opportunity to view two nonconfrontational films on Assignment Life and Silent AFter attending the Christian Pro Life meetings for four and especially after seeing Silent I am unable to remain I am convinced that my stand must be prolife in the fullest Through my nursing and teaching experiences I am aware that many mothers have made the decision to abort their babies only to regret it Many of them would have received more information about the risks of undergoing a tonsilletomy than they received before undergoing an In many instances only after the procedure was complete did the mothers become fully aware of the mental and physical ramifications of Several mothers have I went to the found out I was and had an abortion before I realized what was really going The after thefact statement is if I had known what I know I wouldnt have done what I My concern is not only for the innocent babies but also for these women who have been victimized by abortion and have to live with the cpnsequences many of them never kriew They suffer much mental and physical distress because of Women Exploited by Abortion which is a nationwide non profit organization has countless documented testimonies of the above Many of you readers may personally know what I am talking Through this your voice can still be heard and you may have the opportunity to spare someone else the anquish you have This too is part of the pro life My appeal to everyone reading this letter is to become informed and base your decision on factual Many including abortionists who have learned all the facts have become prolife as a Many couples want to adopt and are forced to wait for many years due to the shortage of Some of those who are waiting were previously victimized by Let us join together and give these babies the right to life we all value Let us give these mothers who have been or could be victims of abortion the peace in life we all strive If you want your eyes and hearts join together with the Corns County Owtettan Prolife Fojjn dation and be 9 part of the Anyone needing further in formation or feel free to call The next meeting wP be June 13 at 7 at Pitfljnger Shirley Burgett
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