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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Texas November 1 1985 The law the story of a nations through many cannot be dealt with as if it Stained only the axioms and of a book of Oliver Wendell Holmes Being likeable is what Reagan is best sec Andy below O pinions HvraldZrltMitf Dave Editor and General Manager SttMn Managing Mtbr Andy Rooney Being likeable is what Reagan is best at President Reagan wants to speak on Russian television to the people of the Soviet The last report that the Russian leaders may let him do Its a wonderful idea and it might do more for rela tions than the Geneva The Russian people would certain ly like President Being likable is what hes best Hes handsome and hes a good speaker even when he isnt saying As a matter of like most politi hes at his very best when he isnt saying 1 have some ideas about how Presi dent Reagans speech should go if he gets to make He should say some nice things about the Soviet Union md the Russian people at the same make the point that their system of communism isnt Heres my first draft Good ladies and gentlemen of the Soviet My name is Ronald Im 74 years happily married as many of you Im president of the United Editorial Rap I live in our the White Ive been elected twice by the American people and thats it for In the United being president isnt a permanent On Election million peo ple voted for me and 37 million voted against Its probably hard for you to but in our country thats known as In your last election I understand only three people voted against your leader of in thats known as Election Day is different in many ways in the United States than it is On Election Day in the for the polls are open but the bars are On Election Day in its just the The bars are open but the polls are clos Thats just a little We often begin a speech with a little joke in the United We feel that politics hurts less when we I know you Russians have a sense of humor because Andrei Gromyko has spent a lot of time in our The laughs Ive had with Andrei you wouldnt We inAmerica have great ad miration and respect for the Russian You have so many qualities we Your just to take one Patience is a vir tue and you certainly have 1 understand you have to wait as long as five years to buy a new In Im ashamed to were very Many families have two cars and if they decide they want a new they drive down to the dealer in one of their old cars and drive home in a new Its Americans often have to borrow the money from the bank to buy a Thats a pro blem you people dont Your mechanics must be first rate here in In most of the cars are at least 10 years old and lots of them are Its wonderful that you have mechanics who can keep those old heaps runn American tourists returning from Russia are always impressed with your great They tell of the great ruins theyve seen in Some of these crumbling buildings represent an age long Some of them go back as far as I would be remiss if I didnt men tion the great respect Americans have for the women of In the United all women want to do is In the women seem content to stay at American women are always trying to get their husbands to take them to the Near East or even to Last year American tourists visited You people dont suffer from that same kind of I guess youre content to stay right here in your own country because so far this year not a single Russian tourist has visited the United Thank you for Now a commercial Government secrets To diminish the peoples informa tion about government is to diminish Hie peoples participation in govern former Washington Post editor Wiggins pointed out in his hook Freedom or We are reminded of Wiggins observation by the story published in Sundays Washington Post about a secret Central Intelligence Agency plan to undermine and topple the regime of Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy is one of those world figures whose demise we would heartily We the informa tion leak and the decision by the Washington Post to run the even though the CIA if there was no doubt has been com the Khadafy it is altogether appropriate for President Reagan to investigate the Keeping secrets is not a responsibili ty of the whose basic obliga tion is to inform the people about what their government does so they can truly be he San Antonio Light Intelligent intelligence Just three short months the defection of Vitaly a highlevel Soviet KGB was hailed as the greatest in telligence coup in the past 50 years Yurchenkos vitriolic redefection back to the Soviet Union is being billed as the most embarrassing and potentially costly Intelligence blunder in recent It is hard to be certain about any of but we suspect the truth lies somewhere between the two ex While no the Yur chenko affair has pointed out some flaws in the spy business that we hope will be addressed by Reagan ad ministration The needs to be sure that the next time something like this it is not so vulnerable to The Dallas limes Heiald Successful transit Skeptics long have said that mass transportation will never succeed in this state because Texans are now and forever wed to their But the Metropolitan Transit Authority in Houston has shown this year that there is a way to break up the The message from the Houston MTA is a simple one Run the buses on time and keep them properly By improving the bus systems on time schedule from 39 percent to 96 percent and by bolstering maintenance with the construction of five new the MTA in Houston has added an impressive 20 million riders during the last four The success story for the Metropolitan Transit Authority shows the way for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system to beat the drums for its service in the DART bus service already has what it needs for good maintenance pro grams and it has an enviable ontime Now to get the message to the average Dallas who believes that bus service is still the hilandmill business it was a few decades The Dallas Morning News Humphreys saga The adventure of Humphrey the humpback whale demonstrates the good side of For 26 concerned humans wondered about the 40foot which mysteriously decided to leave the ocean and venture into freshwater rivers upstream from San Hundreds of people tried to help the whale find his way back to the Humphrey seemed to enjoy the and had a lot of fun toy ing with the helpful But he was lured into the where he swam under the Golden Gate Bridge and returned to the Maybe hes telling his fellow whales about his freshwater adven ture that humans can be Hope Austin sm scows IM rriM OF HEARING ABOUT ITS TtMEUfc TOOK OFFENSIVE THAT THIS 6UY 15 NOTHING BUT A Mike Royko Thats gratitude for you As lawyer Nate Fadim tells he was just trying to be a good which he says he often It began on a recent as he was riding he elevator down from his He noticed a pretty young woman nervously studying a traffic he struck up a Not that he rjad anything improper in At is not given to flir i This girl was so shes says So I asked her whats She says she has to go to court on the Shes never had a ticket before and says she doesnt know what to In the kind of guy who helps people I used to play the piano for some When I lived in I was an earthquake disaster We didnt have any but I was In other am the kind of person who gives of So I saidi Im early for an ap pointment arid Ill be glad to repre sent you We hop into a Its so we stop to halve breakfast in a coffee shop and prepare her Then we talk over to court at ten minutes to rjine and I have her sit down and I file the necessary papers to represent Then I sitjdown and we And we wait and And pretty soon its the judge still isnt j Nate is not a patient At his who has time to spare just sit ting around 4 courtroom Nor is he hesitant about expressing Nate looked at his watch and at the crowded Then he looked at the clerk and bellowed Wheres the judge i This clerksays back to me What did you sayV So I yelled out Wheres the judge Its Wheres the judge Then the clerk and this bailiff come The bailiff must be 270 And they tell me to shut I tell theiji that I dont have to shut And they tell me that if I dont shut theyll put me in the back room and shut me So I yelleijl I dont have to shut I And they grab me by th arms and take me back into the judges I say What the hell am I doing here And this one guy says I told you to shut up And I say I dont have to shut you black Then he hits me in the And he told me that if I didnt shut up Id be handcuffed and locked I have When he hit my my glasses were in a case in my pocket and he bent the I took them by the to be but theyre bent too bad to Its I have three other i Then they pick me up and they carry me back into the They pick me right And Im 6 feet What did your client think of all this Her When I come she sit ting there and she says to me It serves you So I took the ticket and tore it up right there and I threw the pieces in her Then I walked right out and left her Who needs all that Not I was a friend of the late Mayor Maybe you shouldnt have called that bailiff that I never refer to people by and I only did it because he hit You said he hit you after you called him a bad He hit me Thats why I called him Not that I doubted but I ask ed court officials if the incident hap pened exactly the way he told They said not That man was yelling and causing a commotion and calling the court personnel obscene So they told him to be quiet or to After he the woman apologized to the judge for his behavior and the judge dismissed the Nate responded I dont use I am a American I wouldnt say that in Nate also says this experience will hot discourage him from going on be ing a good Thats the way I I give of But he is disappointed by the lack of gratitude on the part of the girl on the You I paid for the cab to the That was And I paid for That was And you know what What She didnt even offer to leave the Mailbag policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes the opi nions 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 international 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 Your representatives Mark White Governors Off ice Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 Repr Tom Loeffler House of Representatives HoufeeOfficeBldg 2051 5 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County of Representatives 2051 5 John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Texas 78711 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg 20510 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 ptyi Grarnra United Senate Washington
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