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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunfels August 1985 pinions WHEN IT COMESTO THE BEST VfcCW JUSTWESKTCUflf HeraldZcltung Dave Editor nni Gcncnjl Manager Susan M imaging Editor James Kilpatrick Rebirth of battleship program is good news WASHINGTON if WASHINGTON When it becomes operational in the battleship Wisconsin will make its home port in Corpus That announcement from Navy Secretary John Lehman was good news from Galveston to but the pleasant thing about Leh mans rebirth of the battleship is that the program is good news all The Wisconsin will be the fourth and last of the big snips to be taken from mothballs and returned to duty at The New based in Long came on line two years The which temporarily is in came The Missouri will join the Pacific fleet toward the end of this year and will work out of its home port at Treasure San The taxpayers have become so insured to the astronomical costs of defense that they should welcome the story of Lehmans broadbeamed The four battleships will average something in the neighborhood of million That is less per ship than the cpst of a new It is like getting a low mileage car with no wear on the In return for its the Navy gets a mighty platform for the kind of sustained bombardment that only a big ship can Each of the ships is fitted with the latest state of the art in missiles and electronic Despite the weight of their 19inch the battleships can show their sterns to any companion They are formidable weapons of to put the matter mildly is a battleship He recalls with evident satisfaction the New Jerseys role off Beirut at the peak of fighting Parts of the city were being sytematicalJy destroyed by artillery from the hills to the The New Jersey opened fire with her 16mch Though it was impossible to correct aim through spotters ground coordinators had to be the ship delivered 301 rounds before Each round weighs Says Lehman The artillery For such a nothing beats a During World War our earner aircraft repeatedly bombed the Japanese base on Great damage was but the base stayed By when seven battleships went to work off Kwajalein on their effectiveness could not be By that according to historian Samuel Eliot Morison the bombardment had killed possibly half the Japanese Hardly a tree was left standing on what had been a pretty wooded Only 372 of troops committed to the Kwajalein operation were The Japanese lost men out of When the Wisconsin joins the Atlantic fleet four years it will just about complete the restoration of our naval presence in the Gulf of The city of Corpus Christi will get the with its ew of along with the training carrier Lexington and other Other Gulf ports New Orleans and Lake Charles will also have a piece of the home port The state of Texas put up million and the taxpayers of Corpus Christi committed themselves to an additional million in It was by far the most attractive says We got a The whole nation will share AP News Analysis Tom Loeffler tries Reaganesque theme By MICHAEL HOLMES By MICHAEL HOLMES Associated Press Writer AUSTIN In entering the Republican gubernatorial Tom Loeffler borrowed a few pages from President Reagans campaign play He immediately began running against the He sounded an alarm about He branded the incumbents policies as He pushed traditional He promised to mobilize public support if legislators balk at making tough financial And in case anybody missed the the congressman used the presidents name a time or President Ronald Reagan brought a new beginning to American and changed the rule of the federal It is now time to bring a new beginning home to Loeffler said during a series of stops statewide What we must do in Texas is follow the model of what President Reagan has done for the American was his answer to a question about the states precarious budget Criticizing state spending and the billion school and road tax in crease Mark White pushed through the Loeffler said officials in the capital are out of touch with citizens in the If we want to continue Texas as we know he then we have got to learn to live within our to be Texans in Austin as we are Texans throughout the rest of the While no major state official has even suggested a state income thirdranking Republican in the nonetheless warned of the danger of The downfall of our economy and our state would be a state cor porate or personal income he While no governors budget proposal ever gets much more than a quick glance from the Legislature Loeffler said White has failed to be a budgeting The incumbents best he are little more than tried and failed But if Loeffler said he would stand up and submit a budget that the Legislature will He promised another Reagan strategy if lawmakers balk Asking the public to pressure I will call upon the support of the people to help me encourage the Legislature to make the tough decisions but to still come up with the programs that are Loeffler also tied himself to traditional As a fourth generation I have been blessed with the op portunity to grow up with deep roots in the Hill Country with a heritage and way of life Texans hold he We cannot and must not stand by and let Mark White preside over the erosion of the bedrock values and rich traditions of this has been readying his bid for governor since Aides say he has raised more than 3 I 0 0 PRESENTATION FIRST RATE WVS YOU THOUGHT r ma 7n BABYPOC I V CUHATPO YOU5AYWE60 SOUNDS 600P ANPTALKTEfMS Andy Rooney The animals will have to get along without me This is about the end of my Next week Ill be back at work where I can relax and get some The animals around here will miss Ill The mice who creep into the kit chen after the lights are out are going to find it slim pickings with no more crumbs on the Theres a chipmunk at work just outside the door of this homemade office of Hes doing a better job of making himself a place than I Ive been watching him all month and he never stops what hes doing to go to the store to buy another tool or a piece of He keeps on working with what he He must have built himself an underground apartment complex for the winter in the side of the small hill outside my door because hes dug a dozen holes for entry and exit and then cleverly concealed each hole by pulling a few stones or some greenery over I wish I could ask him some questions about his family and his lifestyle but you cant much in formation out of these As George Bernard Shaw No matter how loud a dog he cant tell you that his parents were poor but There are gray squirrels around but theyre more nervous about people than chipminks This chippie doesnt seem to mind if I stand five feet away and watch Occasionally hell stop and look at me out of the corner of his eye but then hell go back to work as though I werent I like animals who trust I dont mind mice although I dont share Walt Disneys enthusiasm for Why do they choose to live in my house Why dont they build their own houses like the chipminks do Squirrels are pretty to watch as they jump through the trees but they seem mean and I have the feeling they arent nice to each Yesterday Bob showed up to do a little job for me Bob knows how to do things and when he was finished he asked me to come over to his house in his truck to see I went without asking what it was he wanted me to see because thats the way he put it to We drove up behind his house and then walked up the hill into the woods behind Bob started Lady Lady Come Lady I began to think that whoever she would fail to ap pear but pretty soon theie was movement in the brush and out came a brown and white fawn no more than 18 inches This was Bambi in The baby deer came right to Bob and rubbed up against his He reached down to pet her then he pointed to Go see The tiny deer came to me on her spindly little Id never had more than a fleeting look at a I reached down and rubbed her She wasnt unfriendly but she returned to We started back down to the house with Lady following along behind This would be illegal if I had her a pen or Bob 1 wouldnt do She lives alone by herself in the Someone from New York City killed her mother right after Udy was born but she There was no way Bob could have known the deer was killed by someone from New York Its a phrase people here use for anyones whos Whoever killed the mother had left a pail of water and some hay for the infant It was a strange gesture of compassion but Bob snorted at Lady couldnt eat anything but She would have Im leaving the anunais Tin racoons will have to find someone elses garbage pail to tip The squirrels and the chipminks can pick up the nuts from our hickory tre es without worrying about the back door The woodchucks can have whats left in the The bees can rebuild Die hives Ive knocked down under Im sure Bob will take good care of until shes old enough to take care of Im going back to New York City where the animals can Mailbag The Herald Zvituny welcomes the opinions of and were happy to publish letters the While readers opinions on issues generally are of more in terest to oilier we welcome letters on any topic national or in ternational that the writer chooses to Content will not prevent publication unless the letter is judged to be potentially All letters to the editor should be signed and authorship must be verifiable by Anonymous letters will nut be Send your letter to New Braunfels Herald Drawer New Braunfels Letters may also be hand delivered to the newspaper off ices at 186 Your representatives Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1212 Longworth House Office Bldg 20515 Phil Gramm United States Senate Washington 20510 John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Texas 78711 Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg 20510 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives 20515
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