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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions Dave Editor and Publisher Jim Managing Editor Page 4 New Texas February 1987 Editorial Dont let the crime task force fade away Greater New Braunfeis Chamber of Commerce has dissolved its crime control task force committee and offered to help City of New Braunfeis do its own thing anyway the chamber What does that mean There were no specifics given at the chamber board meeting wherein the vote was taken in ef tell city Youre on your Call us if you need the chambers if nothing indicates a lack of direction as to exactly what a crime commission is suppos ed to Those interviewed indicated the lack of operational goals for the commission proposed by police Chief Burney Boeck could lead to a waining of enthusiasm for the whole Lets hope Other cities have proven that a concerned citizenry can have a positive effect on crime If we can seat a commission and recruit a volunteer director the first thing the panel should do is find out where similar com missions have succeeded and where they they havent then find out There can be no doubting our good intentions in wanting to help our police but if we wait for the mayor and council to find commission members and dont offer our ser vices early the whole process begins to look like another last minute yearbook recruitment if our club or organiza tion doesnt have enough members to justify a lets go drag someone in from the Anyone interested in serving on this crime control panel should contact the mayor or city manager and offer their ser Lets get this good idea going so we can all sleep THE RESIDENT Your Representatives Bill Clements Governors Office State Capital Texas 78711 Lamar Smith United States House of Representatives 509 Cannon House 20515 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room Russell 20510 Phil Gramm United States Senate 20510 William Sims Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 78711 State Judith Zaffirini 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 House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 20500 Andy Rooney A variety of good and bad news Mike Royko You scan the looking for word the world is going your You look for hopeful Just when you think there are some and your spirits start to you come on a story that br ings you Every day theres good news and theres bad news The unemployment rate now stands at 7 percent down from percent in Thats There are still 8 million people unemployed in the United The rose is the most popular flower for lovers to give on Valentines Isnt that nice A newspaper story about flowers says florists will be tripling the price of a dozen roses on Valentines Day this Theyll cost at least a Isnt that The number of people more or less per manently kept in mental hospitals has been sharply reduced and many of them are now allowed to live freely in the Sounds There are more homeless on the streets than One reason is the large number of the men tally ill who have been turned out on the street and are unable to take care of Sounds The newspapers are filled with stories about the new airline bargain Thats good news for The other day I booked a flight to San Francisco for next month with United Roundtrip is Thats really good and the ticket is all paid The bad news is that something else has come up and Id rather go the next day but the ticket is nonrefundable and to buy the same ticket for the following day would cost me The stock market is at an alltime high with American companies being more valuable to stockholders than ever Sounds like good Last year the stocks that performed best overall on the New York Stock Exchange were the tobacco Not good Bill Cosbys picture was in the paper when he was at the dog show in Madison His wirehaired Fox Terrier was entered in the Westminster Kennel Club dog I like The bad news is Bills dog didnt My colleges basketball team won the other I was glad to see that Further down in the story it said it was their first victory in 17 The Soviet Union has pardoned 140 political prisoners svho disagree with the way things are done in This is great news and suggests things may be changing for the better in the There are still hundreds of dissidents in prison in the Soviet This suggests thev The government of Iran invited a group of Western reporters into their country to show them well things were Maybe Iran is a civilized country after The bad news came a week One of the Gerald Seib of The Wall Street was accused of being a spy and held while he was questioned for six days So much for civilization in The temperature in my office stays at 68 degrees all Thats good Its just a lit tle cool but thats the way I like it because it keeps me Today 1 read in the paper where constant ex posure to cold may cause loss of In an age of slipshop workmanship and its always refreshing to come across someone who really takes his job Such a man is who chases deadbeats in the Chicago area for Roebuck I dont know Cases first because it is the policy of Sears not give out the first names of their deadbeat But whatever his first name Case can be described as If you dont believe just ask Richard who has been pursued by Wood is temporarily a I say temporarily because for most of his has been a solid working as a district agent for an insurance company and paying his bills on But about a year he fell upon hard which is an he was hospitalized with a gallblad Sears bill collector shows dedication to duty der Then he slipped on ice and was hospitalized with torn shoulder And a little he had prostate As a he was out of work for about 10 months and his paycheck shrunk to about a week in disability but that wasnt the worst of his pro His wife of 40 years has and her condition had become And thats how Wood became a He had let a married daughter buy some household items on his Sears She pro mised to pay the but her marriage col lapsed and she couldnt raise the during the 10 months he wasnt work ing and his wifes health was getting he let the bill when he went back to work late last he talked to 1 told him that Id like to pay a but I could pay a He made a The next month he sent in His intention was and is to keep paying until the debt is That was the least of his Last his wife was The doctors said she was In one of his conversations with who was trying to get a firm commitment on this months Wood told Case about his He said My wife is in the hospital But Case has a suspicious I suppose that comes with the job of chasing So several days he phoned Wood at his job to ask him precisely what day he would be mailing in his February One of Woods coworkers told him that Wood wasnt at work because his wife was dying and Wood was with her at the The coworker said that Wood was on temporary leave because of his wifes you or I might have been deterred from pursuing Wood under those cir But not Dedicated as he he asked the coworker in which hospital Wood was Then he phoned the hospital and asked for her Wood couldnt answer the And her husband had gone to the hospital cafeteria to But her son was at her bedside and he answered Cases When the son realized what Case was calling to nag Wood about his payment and confirm that his wife was about to the son called Case some harsh I guess the son doesnt appreciate dedica tion to When Wood returned to the phoned Case and gave him a few choice He doesnt appreciate dedication After Wood told us about the inci we called Case and asked him if he had really called the womans room to find out is she was partly to verify that she was there Hut hadnt Wood and his coworker told you that she was in the hospital and might die at any moment He mentioned But we have a lot of clients who try to deter People do Youd be Case did say that he would not call the hospital Not that he has lost his But his supervisor told him not to do it But I suppose he can keep his eye on the death And when Wood finally he can always try to grab her hus band when hes leaving the Y THE FIT AND FLANA PRESENT HIS Mew DIET gAT A STARCH AMD A PROTEIN AT THE SAMi TIME J START A DOSE dF TNi YOUR wew DIET CALLED T FUPPeD F6R
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