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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Dave Editor and Publisher Jim Managing Editor New Texas January Editorial Happy New Year Welcome to Coma County and New Braunfels awoke this day to the promise of a prosperous and enjoyable 12month odyssey that should see our economy our population grow slight ly and our Hill Country homes graced with what each year is an ever present fact that this is a great place to live and raise a If you made any heres hoping you can keep and even if you dont maybe youll learn something from the Have a safe and happy and now its time to settle down and enjoy the fact that we have a new year at From all of us here at the we wish you the best in the coming There will be good and there will be those not so But theres no place wed rather weather the bad and thank God for the good than We look forward to being a part of it Forum LETTER POLICY The HeraldZeitung welcomes All letters should be sign ed and Include an address or telephone The newspaper reserves the right to Letters should be sent to New Braunfels Drawer New Texas or brought to our offices at 186 Tis the Some of the long letters to the editor calls to mind the word My old Webster gives four definitions of the word A learned A wearing away of A prolonged A bitter or abusive Most of the letters have been very critical of Isnt this the season for expressions of gratitude and love Don Pickard New Braunfels Something nice about DSPS To the editor With all the headaches and in convenience that Ive heard and read about the local post office and the United States Postal Service in I feel that the public should hear something good about our postal as was running extremely late in mailing Christmas I wentto our post office 23 at about to mail my daughters and mothers I was told that if I would have been there an hour earlier they could have been recieved in time for but now it would be 26 before they would receive their They live in I understan dably nodded my head and realized that I had waited too long to send theirfl Christmas morning I made separate calls to One to my daughter and one to my tell ing them thanks for their gifts and that they should receive my packages To my astonish my daughter began thanking me for her gifts as did my The postal service on Christmas day personally delivered to their door the gifts that I had Santa Claus himself couldnt have done a better Heres a special thank you to all the postal employees that made it possi ble for my loved ones to receive their gifts on time for And also saved me the embarrassment of tell ing them that their packages were going to be Thank Eric Glover Your Representatives Mark White Governors Office Room State Capital Texas 78701 TomLoeffler House of Representatives 1212Longworth House Off ice Washington 20515 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room Russell 20510 State John Treager Texas Senate Capitol Station Texas 78711 State William Sims Capitol Station 12068 Texas 78711 State Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Phil Gramm United States Senate 20510 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives 1713Longworth House Off ice 20515 NEW YORK BUSINESSMAN CIA DIRECTOR CASEY OF James Kilpatrick End it with a bang A political writer had occasion the other day to mention the senior senators from Georgia and New After a moments thought he wrote of Bradley and How come In that order he got a little lilt in his He had bagged a wily Cadence is important in prose We read not only with our eyes but also with an inner ear we hear words as we read If a sentence can be made to read without alter ing its it is likely to be a better Notice what happens if the order of senators is changed Nunn and Or Nunn and The reference are perfectly but listen to Bradley and It ripples You can slip a dactylic beat into a piece about birds threshers and Into trees poplar and In each instance we wind up with an accented word at the end of the You can go iambic The Senate must pursue the damning You can get anapestic if the mood is upon you With the vote in Vermont Schlafly was Nothing of meaning is lost by writing that Schlafly was jubilant at the outcome of Vermonts What is lost is the invisible the subtle rhythm that can be achieved by the simplest Good writers often will reach for the word or phrase that ends a especially a con cluding with the finality of a An editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal wrote a piece criticizing the government for delay ing release of a drug that may relieve Alzheimers He urged the bureaucracy to find that better Another editorial in the this one about congressional ended with a reference to the Faith Whittlesel Fred in The New looked sour ly upon both candidates in Californias recent senatorial His cracker Too bad they both cant In Jennet Canant wrote of a big dinner given by designer Tommy Hilfiger Its anybodys guess which will last Hilfingers clothes or his Eric in Newsweek reviewed David Halberstams book about Japans challenge to Americas auto One comes away with good understanding of what has gone he but with no sense of where we go from William in National ended pieces with strong vowel sounds One of the most gifted writers in the business to day is essayist Charles In November he contributed to Time on the 30th an niversary of the Hungarian Things have changed slightly for the he as communist masters have wearied of their tight Only permanent revolution can meet the totalitarian and permanet revolution is im Even tyranny needs its What a superlative line Again Totalitarianism is internal the occupying party being the like all it cannot be The sun never sets on the Kremlins but things do grow in the lovely This was Krauthammers concluding paragraph Human nature will not permit a long dark night What may be emerging now are totalitarian variations that perpetuate a somber gloom of twilight But as the party has and even Hungary this is not to be mistaken for Suppose Krauthammer had written that the changes are not to be mistaken for mid The piece would have dribbled Or do not presage a rising sun any time in the foreseeable Shun the polysyllabled path Look for the accented word or syllable as you sign for this is how a piece should not with a but with a While we are discussing certain elements of let me sound my semianual cry against dragooning honest nouns and pressing them into service as A legal publication referred recently to the growing liability insurance price hike Newsweek observed that New Yorks Cuomo has virtually no foreign affairs ex Time spoke of saddling a generation with a crushing debt The National Catholic Journal identified a frequent Witness of Peace In each instance a simple prepositional pharse would have smoothed the sentence a growing crisis in liability no experience in foreign a burden of crushing And as the last debt would have been a heap bet ter than burden Mike Royko Liberty and justice for some people 1 ran into my conservative friend Grump the other and offered him my heartfelt What for he Im very sorry to see that Ad miral John Poindexter and Oliver North found it necessary to take the 5th I know how much that must have embar rassed Why should I be embarrassed Grump They were perfectly within their 1 know But it does seem a bit strange to see a couple of military White to refusing to testify before All citizens are afford ed equal protection under the And no one should be required to give any testimony that is self Dont you know anything about the Counstitution Of but it would seem to in dicate that they have something to doesnt it That they did something wrong Dont leap to Its just as likely that they may have done something out of the noblest of But now some lawyers have told them it is possible that nitpicking prosecutors might try to twist things around to make it ap pear that they violated a You know what lawyers can do with It still looks suspicious to Thats because you and the other media jackets have evil And you are circling in the water like the bloodthirsty sharks you ready to swoop down like hungry vultures to pick at the bones of a fallen Mate up your Are we sharks or vultures Thank But I see no reason why North and Poindester cant make a breast of it Because H their right to ifr voke the 5jth pxtft you believe in that right American to take the 5th Amend Dont be think Remember the days of the late Senator Joe Mc Carthy Of course I A great if your tastes run to ignorant Nobody is But what does he have to do with this Dont you remember when Mc Carthy and his fellow rightwingers were dragging people before their committee and grilling them on their political beliefs Damn A lot of subversive trying to let Joe Stalin march right into the White As I most of them turned out to be people who had done nothjng worse than briefly belong to some obscure Greenwich Village leftwing debating societies back in the Depression when they were young and A likely story But dont you remember your reaction when some of them took thg 5th My memory isnt what it used to ppnt you rememjaer how you used to shout U they werent fUthy why would they hiding behind th didnt they should be damn if they hadnt done anything why were they cowering behind the 5th Amendment Maybe their lawyers thought that some nitpicking prosecutors might twist wellintentioned acts into a criminal Dont give me They were concealing their subversive left wing They were giving aid and comfort to governments that were enemies of this They were consorting with our Sort of like weapons to Iran Dont twist my which is an old pinko But werent they within their as to invoke the 5th Amendment Kneejerk Im certain that the founding fathers never in tended the 5th amendment to be us ed to protect rats and creeps suspected of being lefties and com syraps who are hiding filthy Then who was it meant to pro tect its for the protection of innocent Amertcans You shouldnt it was you wop pursuaded me it is un I I am have said that theyd probabjy better tf they un burdened themselves of their guttty what you said was that they ought to be locked up in a cell And U that And thats why they take the because they have itfhjng to hide Thank Im gia4 you cleared that Youre By toe what organization and clubs nave you belonged
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