Friday, October 18, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Page4A Herald New Braunf Texas October Readers1 comments about Saturday bond see below imons Mtor and General Manager Managing Editor Citizens have an opportunity Voters will be given the opportunity Saturday to approve or disapprove an million bond package for city The package includes eight propositions for flood city facility and parks im provements and each proposition can be voted on This allows the voters the chance to ap prove part or all of the proposed The proposed bond package will cost taxpayers approximately 12 cents per valuation and city officials improve the quality of life within the Given these it should behoove eligible voters within the city to turn out for the According to Mayor Barbara the proposed bond package is being put before the people not because it is but because city fathers feel the citizens of the community should have a fight to make the choices listed on the it is every citizens right and responsibility to respond to that It is every citizens right and responsibility to have a voice in something that can not only Effect the quality of but also the No one who fails to vote in this election will be able to say that they were not given the opportunity to have their voice heard whether those voices are for the proposed bond package or against Citizens should take advantage of the opportunity to make decisions on these Citizens should vote in Saturdays bond James Kilpatrick Nakasone have some of the same problems TOKYO Some months Japans Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone made a state visit to the White He and President Reagan got along so famously that they wound up by addressing one another as Yaz and I have now been three days in enough to make me an and I can explain their affection United Failure Syndic tie 9I MWSFDN 90VT Mailbag Reader will vote yes for the good of the city To the Editor Three of the five mailbag letters Wednesday among other Proposition 8 for a pool The arguments presented seemed to indicate the writers were not privileged with all of the facts and need the information that follows before they fellow senior citizens please take The pool Proposition is for fitnessminded citizens of all ages who recognize the need to stay fit 12 months a year rather than 4 The pools are now swimming is con sidered by many to be the best exercise for senior citizens and the This is the primary reason we need a year round there is no way that a investment could be justified at tliis time if it were solely for competition and young It is not Uiat way now I am never will be as borne out by the fact that as many senior citizens had season tickets in 1985 as there were children on the swim Of the approximately 40 adult fitness LAP swimmers that continued swimming after Labor 20 percent were senior With our progressive minded Parks and Recreation we can count on getting the equipment to help the han dicapped and senior citizens those that need it get in and out of the By the senior citizens purchased over 900 of the swimming tickets sold to adults in Please join youll never feel better than when you start the day with a good most people do not know that the Landa Park swimming pool has been lowering our taxes for many For the past 4 years 198184 profit from the pools was The Olympic pool cost to The profit in any one of the 4 years was more than the cost of This more than million dollar profit goes into the general fund and is used for things that would otherwise require tax the swimming pool pays their way and then The people that use the pools pay for it and lower our taxes Wish I had a business that payed as If some of the past pool profits could have been set aside there would be more than enough by now to pay for covering the Proposition the pool is an investment in a munity fitness and recreation center for use 12 months a year for New Braunfels A facility for use by all ages and both One that will help keep our youths off the streets and keep them healthy AS stated in Wednesdays mailbag Ttof pool has worked fine in past years but for only 4 months a The pools have always paid their way and the pool profits will pay the cost of Proposition the pool in less than 4 Please vote yes and get join us in the Im voting yes for all eight propositions even though I will not benefit My yes vote will be for my contribution to a city Im proud to call If a little additional tax will make New Braunfels a better as deter mined by our elected Ill gladly pay Texas A swimming senior BudDallmann Buy only what you need and can afford To the Editor There is an old Axiom Buy only what you need and can afford and dont just buy things you want but cant This axiom is very appropriate at this time for the citizens of New The voters have been asked to support a Bond Package on The package is divided into eight The voters now have to decide what this com munity really needs and what some people want to buy we cant Many citizens feel this way about the New Braunfels needs good fire protection so Proposition 1 should New Braunfels also needs good streets so Proposition 4 should pass although the amount is questionable since we are told that the sales tax money received from the State is being used to improve our Our com munity also needs to take care of its drainage problems so Proposition 5 should However are the other im provements really needed New Braunfels has ample meeting rooms and the City Hall municipal Im as well as the Parks and Recreation improvements and the Landa Park golf course and Land Park Olympic pool cover should be postponed until a more dire need George Nowotny BOND ELECTION VOTE 19 WN THATS WJW They share the same Take the matter of a defense Our own peerless as everyone has been having a terrible time persuading Congress to increase spending on the Nakasone is about to have a worse On 18 he announced that he would ask the Diet to appropriate trillion yen over the next five years for Japans selfdefense The announcement set off a barrage from every Nakasones Cap defense director Koichi was He thought the budget too Everyone else thought the figure too Back in Japans Cabinet had established a guideline by which defense spending would not exceed 1 percent of the nations national In the current fiscal defense outlays are estimated at per Nakasones budget would amount to You wouldnt think an insignificant difference of 41 one thousandths of a percent would touch off political but the outcry was Reagan is a lame So is His term as prime minister expires in November of next and he has the equivalent of George Jack Kemp and Bob Dole who want his Nakasones Liberal Democratic Party controls the Diet in about the salme way that Reagans Republicans control the Everybodys got his own Lowell Back home in the talk is of trade Thats the talk here in Tokyo Reagan and Nakasone both are fending off and the two gentlemen have their hands It is said that Nakasone personally would be agreeable to exediting a schedule of tariff reductions on American citrus fruits and wood but he cant over come opposition from the country boys in his Reagan has the same problem with the shoewear and textile Remember Bitberg Reagan got himself in a political pickle last summer by visiting a military cemetery in West Germany where a few Nazi storm troops were A few weeks on the 40th an niversary of the end of World War Nakasone provoked a remarkably similar He paid a visit to the Yasukuni where the souls of Japans war dead are thought to Such a visit might seem no more offensive than an American presidents laying a wreath at Arlington but such is the innate fear of Japanese militarism that the incident touched off a rolling thunder of We have recurring problems at home with the solvency of our Social Security Japan has half a dozen pension systems one for one for railroad and so on and they cause headaches Japans program of national health care is running into the same dif ficulty that is overtaking Medicare too not enough Nakasone would like to sell off Japans national at least in and turn them over to private ownership and Reagan is trying to sell Conrail and get rid of Both gentlemen are having to satisfy the railway and the unions dont satisfy The two leaders have at least one more thing in common Both of them are more popular than their A recent poll found an approval rating of 58 percent for a figure that Ambassador Mike Mansfield describes as ex Even Nakasone has to struggle to push his programs to His good Ronnie Reagan knows exactly how it Mailbag policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes the opinions of its and were happy to publish letters to the While readers opinions on local issues generally are of more interest to other 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 not be Send your letter to New Braunfels Drawer New Braunfels Letters may also be hand delivered to the newspaper offices at 186 Your representatives Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 Tom Lpeffler House of Representatives 1212Longworth House Off ice BJdg 20515 Lloyd ientsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell 20510 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives 20515 SenPhil GrajTim United Slates Senate Washington 20510 John Traeger Texas Senate CapitoJ Station Texas 78711