Tuesday, February 10, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions Dave Editor BtldPublisher Jim Managing Editor Page 4 A New Texas February Editorial Lets get it right this New Braunfels New Braunfels City Council is once again considering a draft sign maybe just a notquiteadraft or But sign control nonetheless is once again before our city fathers and Prepared by city which means the city planning director and city the measure is sure to raise the ire of those who didnt like the idea that last three or four times it has come New Braunfels needs some sort of sign and even if the proposed ordinance turns out to be merely a codification or fine tuning of what we have at that is better than If dangerous kinds of such as unanchored portable are or if useless and heavily damaged signs are amortized out of some people will be against such government interference and will threaten We suggest the council tell these Go for There is no restraint of trade involved in protecting the health and safety of the and zoning ordinances were devised to allow such amortizations under recognized and standing The last proposed ordinance was excessively no but this town is too nice a place to let it fall into utter tourist cheapchic on the basis of malignant Whatever measure we might end up with should be en forceable and easily understood by a majority of The erstwhile committees if nothing raised public con sciousness about sign control also brought out the opposition to any sort of constructive and Now is the time for fortitude on the part of the council and a spirit of compromise on the part of the business community that thinks only its ox and its alone will get gored in the Andy Rooney Atom smashers and other useless stuff The administration is asking Con gress for billion to build a 52mile tunnel in which to shoot atoms at each Two atoms this is how I understand it would be started from opposite ends of the When they collided somewhere in the the atoms would break apart and scientists would be able to find out whats It seems like a lot of money to spend to break Secretary of Energy John Herr ington the invention and con struction of the worlds largest research machine would be as scientifically significant as the man ned landing on the moon in This would be damning a project with faint praise to a lot of Americans who cant remember ex actly what practical results came from mans walk on the Im reluctant to say this billion project is a mistake because I dont understand its but you always have to be suspicious of the people who are coming up with new The fact of the matter scientists and inventors invent a lot of things the world be just as well off without and a better machine with which to break atoms might be one of For my own amuse Ive been making a list of un necessary inventions that Ive seen in my lifetime Designer telephones in bright colors and strange Telephones dont seem to work noticeably better since they stopped making them all black and white and one Elevator It suggests all of us have to be amus ed or diverted from our own thoughts every minute of the day no matter what were Push button controls on car Turning two one to find the station and a second to con trol the was all we ever Newspapers printed in Headlines are a way of getting us to read a story by telling what its about in an interesting It shouldnt be necessary to add color to the pictures or the There it in black and Fruit bubble cran apple frozen Diet 7 Spray paint in pressurized cans represents very little advance over a can of paint you pry the lid off and spread with a Digital watches that can only tell us that its not ten of The buzzers in cars that inform you that you havent fastened your What we need in a car is a buzzer that tells us where we put the Designer Designers have added very little but price to blue Homogenized There is a whole generation of people who dont know left cream rises to the Cute sayings on license plates put there by state governments for promotion Maine is Maine is also very cold in the winter but the license plates dont say Remote control The necessity for having to get out of your chair and walk across the room to the television set made it more likely that youd turn the thing off instead of switching from station to station all looking for something good which doesnt Instant All you do to make instant tea is put a spoonful in a cup and add hot All you do to make tea of tea that isnt is put a teabag in a cup and add hot All we can do is hope that this new 6 billion atom breakeruper is more help to mankind than these items have If its maybe they could develop a machine that would hurl two Twinkies at each other at a billion miles an Your Representatives GovBill Clements Governors SMfic state Capita Texas 78711 RepUamar Smith United States House Representatives Cannon House 205 IS Sentsen United Stales Senate goom Russell SenWilliam Sims Capitol station states House of Representatives 1713Lonsworth 20515 Phi Gramm United States Senate 20510 State Edmund Kuempe Texas House of Representatives 19 YOU Mo MBWRf OF HOW CUR PAY You Will YOU MU66EP BY YOUR YOU WLL1BQMIONIY A OWlTAgie James Kilpatrick Intellectuals proclivity for confusion Writing not long ago in The New York Time Book William Buckley defended a outrance his proclivity toward eristic The is to my beloved the editor of National defended to the bitter end his delight in sophisticated disputa Bill will argue till the cows come My brothers theme was hard Two editors had challenged him for using a outrance and eristic in his A reader had complained about They in the fashion of Harlod Ross at The New Wassat Bill responded with a writers The challenged words may have been unfamiliar to some editors and some he but they were not unfamiliar to And this is what He does not write for the benefit of every newspaper He writes rather for the discriminating ear and the fastidious He writes for those who happily encounter word that says exactly what the writer wished not on ly said but As for he does not regard the word as so unrecognizable as to interrupt the reading flow of the average collage Suppose the reader does not comprehend this exact word That says the ineffable has the usual choices He can ignore the word from the to divine its meaning precisely or roughly or he can look H Is this an imposition on the reader he con but in their choice of newspapers should hire a writer or cartoonist ex pecting that the author should use the full range of his relevant even if the percen tage of readers who turn to that feature is reduc he in a newspaper that carries five pages of there should be some corner for Addison or My brothers theories and my own are not far though we have broken a dozen lances in jousting over the use of hard My own theory is that writing has one purpose above all others it is to convey an idea from the mind of the writer to the mind of the This is what writing is all If an idea is transmitted but not the piece of writing fails of that If we are to have effective transmission and a writer must make some guess at the vocabulary of his Bill aims at college graduates who wont be floored by My own aim is a bit lower on the slopes of Olym I try to aim at high school graduates in their most literate Such gifted writers as Jimmy Breslin aim farther And then there are the tabloids one buys at the checkout Their reporters write prose to chew gum Know your or at least hazard a good guess at your without com promising exactitude or write for your un seen but omnipresent body of Every writer will miss his target now and Recent ly I got in trouble with my editors when I wrote of something The devil made me do My brother adhering absolutely to his not long ago wrote of a Carte sian It must have been a superlative if you know something of ski ing and something of Rene I had to look it Some writers have an odd hunger not for hard but for wrong A writer for the Portland produced a feature story on an immigrant who had jettisoned his family from the fields of Mexico to a prominent place in immigration In The Miami a writer discussed what goes on behind the scenes of coal mining Those scenes are far larger than any one person can the family hadnt bwwn jettisoned to jettison something is to toss it As for it can mean to but it also means to to to Com prehend would have been A writer for United Press International spoke of tales that are which means stuid or dull he meant A writer for Biblical Archaeology Review wrote of the tortuous death of Jesus he meant In a West Coast Sunday supplement on a writer declares that there is a stigma about cooking wild I have no idea what the author She took a culinary and Mike Royko Its time for his nap 20500 Since it came out that President Reagan keeps a persona congressmen have suggested that he show it to investigators to help them unravel the Iran arms Now he has agreed to let them peek at certain But Im afraid they are going to be disap A White House source has shown me the And its clear that the President was Innocent of For there is the first of Iran and arms during August 1985 Poindexter came in and asked me what I thought of an idea to sell arms to I told him it was OK with me I told Nancy that I was surprised to learn that there were Iranians who dJfjH any have it must have something tg dp with their diet and is a terrible WitfigiJt how 49 they eat or comb their hair or switch channels on the TV I csUed Potodexter and said I think it would show the world how compas sionate we are if we only sell them Jim but if any of them need we should those He just Hes ktad of a strange Later ta there was awibereniry on the subject in agaio ajad I spare parts of all I was and I asked where the Pentagon got He said that there are a lot of companies that manufacture That was a new one on me1 knew that we had made great advances in naturallooking hairpieces and even artificial but I didnt know we were that far along in producing Isnt American technology amazing I remember as a young man how hard it was for people to get a set of dentures that didnt look like piano I mentioned this to Nancy and told her how far weve advanced since I starred in Kings Row and lost my Nancy smiled and told me it was time for my Several months we find this entry Ollie North came in to see me about the I told hjyna that if were going to sell them all those it might be good for the economy if we offered them a deal on longsleeved and maybe tie just kind of I like somebody who is a good A few weep the subject came up again Poindexter and North were here and they said the plans ship arms to Iran were going But I waraed them about some things we must be carejiy i told if somebody needs a right we dont to make a mistake and give them a left U sroroebody needs two aim we mjjgt be careful nojt to put them on the wrojosg coMld really cause a person a lot of problems in tying his shoelaces or zipping up JUs They Just That Poindexter is a gflod I mentioned this to She told me it was time for my Then came an entry that The shipments have I was really sur prised at how many planeloads of arms we I hope those planes are well I also asked Poindexter and North This is Why do they need so many They told me that its because of the war with IraqOf I should have There are always a lot of disabled vets in something like I told Nancy that if we ever get on friendly terms with and we visit a lot of Iranians would be at the airport waving at us with arms that are tattooed Made in the She told me that it was time for my And there is this entry North and Poindexter came in and asked me what I thought or their idea to tike the money the Iranians gave us for the arms and pass it along to the I asked them and they said the contras desperately need They said some contra groups out there in the jungle dont have any that was a real At least with one aim a fella coujid use a Bui no about all he could do is biteSo I told them to go aheadHow can somebody be expected to fight a war vith just tlxeir teeth bow the heck dflef somebody w arms to a jungle scratch g mosquito bite Tbpje cwatras must reUJy be She told me it was time for my