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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinions Dave Editor and Publisher Jim Managing Editor Page 4 New Texas January Editorial The Airplane game Theres a new game in Bexar County sheriffs have arrested several people to date and more arrests are In Comal County and here in New Braunfels people are paricipating in this game of as Fields would have called The object is put up yourself and enlist friends who are willing to do the Its a pyramid with a The winner stands to come away with more than There is a You can lose your money and have no Banks have begun looking askance at people wan ting to borrow on the The game is illegal to promote and participate But par ticipants or know that there is a certainty that some of the players will lose their For the airplane is sure to There are old pilots and there bold seasoned flyers But there are no bold We suppose its up to the individual whether they want to risk losing that kind of but since it is guaranteed that someone will its worth remembering that on this airplane there are no Mike Royko Candy is but booze costs a lot more Some sexual researchers say they have found that rock music leads to the downfall of many young The provocative lyrics and pervasive rhythms make some girls forget the warnings their mothers gave If this is it is another ex ample of the pushbutton ease to which todays youth have become Young men have always sought ways to make young ladies abandon Past generations have stood beneath balconies reciting Others penned passionated let ters or learned a slinky But it was never simply a matter of popping a cassette in to a stereo tape It took thought and Someone like Slats Grobnik used to spend all week thinking about He didnt have many dates and he knew that regardless of what the girl probably wouldnt go out with him a second so he planned his tactics with great For a he tried but this was before rock and No matter how many nickels Slats put in the jukeboke and played the Hotcha Polka BellBottom Trousers and Dont Fence Me the girl He tried passionate love let But he didnt write so several of the girls turned the letters over to the authorities and Slats was questioned in a couple of unsolved sex That is when he tried Late one night he stood in a gangway next to the home of a reciting a But he mumbled so softly that nobody hear him and he was picked up on suspicion of being a Peeping Another time he tried a love potion which he obtained from his Aunt Wanda who was also famous for her mystical readings and the things she could see in coffee She gave Slats some black powder and told Slats that if he put it in a girls food or the girl would fling herself at On his next Slats furtive ly sprinkled it on the girls bowl of She was sick for three days and the Greek who owned the diner was closed down by the health Nothing it was in evitable that Slats would resort to the standard approach of his He tried to get the girls to drink too Somebody told Slats that it would work better if he took the girl some place more romantic than a So on his next they went to the lounge at the In the first Slats ex citedly ordered eight rounds of At exactly 9 he toppled out of the booth and did not recover consciousness until the next Then somebody told him he should be sure to eat something heavy so the drinks would not affect him so Before the next he ate two plates of dumplings with He was fine until 10 oclock when he got sick and the bartender threw him Then somebody advised him that he should signal to a bartender to make the girls drinks too strong and his In the next he winked at the bartender every time he ordered another The bartender finally punched him in the Slats didnt quit until a doctor told him that if he didnt stop being so he would get cirrhosis of the liver and the He took the advice and never again tried to use liquor to change a womans mind about At least not until he was married and the woman was his and that didnt work out because he hit her with the Your Representatives Bill Clements Governors Off ice State Capital Texas 78711 Lamar Smith United States House of Representatives 509 Cannon House 20515 Senator goyd Bentsen United States Senate Room Russell 2051Q PhilGramm United States Senate William Sims Qapitol Station State Judith irini Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 78711 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County United States House of Representatives 1713 longworth House Office 20515 State Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Ronald Reagan President of the United States The White HOMSS 160Q Pennsylvania Avenue PC 050Q James Kilpatrick High schools are tough in Japan WASHINGTON Parents pay tuition students wear uniforms and education almost totally dominates a young persons Were talking about the teenagers of Our own youngsters never had it this Last weeks report on Education in Japan provides an engrossing look at a system far removed from education in the United Three years a blue ribbon commission sharply criticized our public high Our schools typically offer a kind of smorgasbord of courses a taste of a smattering of American it was rarely spend more than seven hours a weekday at Academic requirements for graduation are Many of our schools are characterized by if not by The dropout rate is Drug abuse and teenage pregnancy are serious Our high school graduates fare poorly in international com Consider the Getting into high school in Japan is not Japanese students must make formal application to the high school of their and they must compete in en trance Much of the ninth grade is devoted to this academic There are prestigious high some not so and some that are iden tified with vocational The stu dents assignment will determine his place in society for years to All students confront the same cur riculum in the 10th They then make a choice of either in literature or in On the school day begins at and runs on to 5 or 6 in the Saturday classes run from to The school year is divided into three ses sions of 15 but serious struggling to qualify for take private instruction during the summer A high school majoring in is expected to master certain compulsory courses five hours a week of four hours of four of four of three of algebra and Boys get four hours a week of physical education girls get two hours of phys ed and two of home In a students senior required courses for science majors include integral and differential probability and a second year of physics and and six hours a week of instruc tion in All students have a choice of club ac tivities after formal classes end at Most of the science majors elect to join the physics or math Literature majors tend toward the English and drama Driver education is not Teenage social life in says the is focused on clubs and schoolsponsored Although most high school classrooms are boys and girls display shyness in public social While each sex is in terested in the close oppositesex friendships and dating are Most students do not begin dating until after high Juvenile delinquency in Japan has in creased in recent but by comparison with delinquency in the United delinquency in Japan is mild and infre Cigarette smoking is regarded as a serious A high school student who is caught smoking on the street is taken to a police station to be formally There is little adolescent and marijuana and hard drugs are virtually A teenagers senior year is dominated by preparation for college entrance examina About 41 percent of high school graduates qualify for some form of higher For the school days have The Japanese system is From the first through the 12th scant attention is given to individual There are virtually no elec Students are thrown indifferently into the same academic Let them or let them These elements of Japans system tend to stifle initiative and imagination and they do serious harm to slow In everyone is pressed into the same state sanctioned mold same same same graduation same There seems to be little of the the the spontaneity of American But when it comes to discipline and academic we could learn some useful lessons from our friends across the They dont waste We m CONGRESSMEN CONeRWSM A iwi W t W w w A 9HU HAVE TO WVi A MIPPlECtASS FORCED TO EAT W TOE CAPlTAt HIU PRWE THEM TO WORK AMP OCCASlCAJAUV WW THEIR KuKiJ BBCnJ HOOS6 HOWf   

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