New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 30, 1987, Page 4

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung April 30, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions Dave Kramer. Editor and Publisher Jim Webre. Managing Editor Page 4A Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels. Texas Thursday April 30. 1987 Editorial Project Graduation a most worthy effort Project Graduation, a combined effort of both public school districts in Comal County, is a good example of advanced planning. Oh, sure, there will be high school graduates who at this writing will think, “Man, I’m gonna get blind. I stayed four years in that place and I’m gonna celebrate/’ And some of them will do just that and may, unfortunately, not live to regret it. If no other goal of Project Graduation was worth gently twisting arms and raising money, it is the goal of safe graduation activities. We don’t need alcohol, drugs or other chemical alterations to have a good time And we sure don't need any more drunks driving around in celebration of this important and august occasion. You’re getting out of school, people, but you’re going to need all you’ve got to make the right decisions and enjoy a world that. we guarantee, only gets tougher as you make your mark in it. Project Graduation will ensure there are at least opportunities to party hardy without becoming dead meat If you have to get intoxicated or stoned to have a good time, you have forgotten what a good time is or you have accepted your friends’poor habits. A generation ago. people who now have kids in high school saw the drugging of America at its most intriguing. The battle cry then was “Turn on Tune In, Drop out.” The guy that coined it was a college professor and he wound up skipping the country to escape prosecution Don't think your parents don’t know what drug abuse is. They laced choices their parents didn’t, at least in a chemical sense We don't need inappropriate amounts of booze or use of dope to have a good time. Project Graduation and its sponsors should be applauded for their realistic attempt to make this graduation year a safer blow out without the risk of blow mg up. Your Representatives Ronald Reagan President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, P.C 20500 U S Sen Phil Gramn United States Senate 370 Russell Senate Bldg Washington. D C. 20510 U S Senator Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart Senate Bldg. Washington. D C 70510 a»ov Bill Clements Governor's Office State Capitol Austin, Texas 7871 1 State Sen. William Sims Capitol Station P O Box 12068 Austin. Texas 7871 1 U.S. Rep. Mac Sweeney (Guadalupe County) United States House of Representatives 1713 Longworth House Office Bldg Washington, D C 20515 State Sen Judith Zaffirini Capitol Station P O Box 12068 Austin. Texas 7971 1 U S Rep Lamar Smith United States House of Representatives 509 Cannon House Washington, D C 20515 State Rep Edmond Kuempei Texas House of Representatives P O. Box 2910 Austin, Texas 78769 Mc You j PAVE v>V‘ 4 tZ i    c-’Ty    4 rn > y .> 'J . I.,.    ~    *    rn    -    * +> sr v*    — 'HFUouGuys-"Do we know woke who wears sandals and carries a whip?' James Kilpatrick A lot of interesting ideas from the also-rans VV \SHI VITON Bn this time nine months before the Iou a caucuses, almost every on* who cares about politics has heard about the biggies in the race Before we get swept amas b> the oratory of the leading candidates, something should t*» said for those whose names uie nut yet household words As of mid April, the Federal Fleet inn Commis sion had received filings some of them I: mu draft committees on !>ehalf of 112 candidates lur president and three candidates for vice presi dent The notification lineup includes ,i dozen hit ters Bush Dole Dupont. Haig Kemp and Kobertson for the Kepublicans Heart Babbitt (lephardt Simon Bradley Hiden Cuomo Dukakis and lacocca for the Democ tats A nu Ii U* hearing more than you may really want iii know utx>ut some of theses ambitious gentlemen Incredible as it may seem roughly bx others have let their aspirations lie publican known Most of these candidacies are in laid incredible but hopi* springs enternal My thought is that the unknowns look at the prospective field they see themselves riding in Air Force < me and lining in the Fast Boom. they know that os president they never again would have to wait on an elevator or search tor a place to park Alter they have thought upon these things they look in the mirror and find the prospects enchanting They ask the mirror VA hy not me" Sc* they form a committee Thus we have a stable of horses invisibly dark Among the hopefuls is Fdward Matthew Bali sik of Ripon VV is candidate of the Nouveau Cen turv Party of America Kenneth George Rob ic ha ux of New Orleans intends to head th* ticket of the Prix Party From Indianapolis James H Ricketts sr will t** nominee of the Ar my of Reconvention At least two candidates hail from Wyoming VI Hamburg of Torrington spearheading War V eterans Against Nuclear Weapons and Michael la*** Hamburg of Hawk springs on behalf of the Jobs lur students Jobs tor A outh Party Punch B Burger of Chaped Hill NC will tx* the choice of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Voters From Jackson Heights N A comes the nomination of Charles J tut on t**half of (.'huck tnt s Believe It or Not Serious Presidential i ommittee Texas is big this year Roughly a dozen Texans have tossed their stetsons in the ring among them Rickey Lynn Sumney of bort Worth Can didate of the American Dream Party Women are hopeful as men Seeking the IH*moi r ail* nomination are Mrs Prank Stewart of Centre Ala Peggy Ann Childers of Madison Tenn Mildred Glover of Atlanta and l>olores Yolanda Gutierrez of Sunny vale Calif Across the aisle campaigning for the Republican prize is Alice Leggins Sheppard of Freeport N A Con cetta Marie L. i rn a goo ot Streator 111 heads the New Israel With Cornett.! Marie Party Mrs Nell K Fiola of Burnsville Minn carries the banner of the New Millennium Party Karen la*** Blauvelt of Billerica Mass is running tor presi dent on tier own Itll ii* of the I SKH prospects have advised the t- FC ttwit their ambitions are a bit more modest Alfonzo Jones of Detroit William M Daguntan ot San Franc isco and Samuel Dale Darnell ot Durant s Nil k N c are not seeking the »>\.u <»ffue They are running for the vice presidenc y only Well I ■'av the more flu* merrier In the fair.v retent past our presidential elections have vrn an astonying number of parties actually get on ballots here and there In ISZH* t v wav of exam pie Barrv < ommoner ran in •* states as nonunet of the Citizens Party John R Rarick represented the American Independent Party Maureen smith gut * t a forma balu*! for • ti* Peace and Freedom Party Harley Md.air rat in North Dakota for 'hi National Peeples la-ague In New Jersey B i Gahres carried the banner of the lH<wn Witt I aw vers Partv tie g t I TIK votes I rn all tor the Army ut the I nknown Most of the FP* s ob Si ure » anilid ate' mav tx- oddballs or screwballs but some of the hopefuls have ideas worth trotting out for inspection Bac x si the l93is we regularly had candidates from the Socialist Lahot and Farmer I atxir Parties many of their campaign planks eventuailv wound up in the Democratic platform It* Pro hthition Party started fielding president la > af . didates in 1873 and l«*>x wfiat happened I hee got the 18th Amendment Single taxers populists right to liters and reformers ut various flues have gone for th** presidential pn,«* I x*t t fie winds of di* t f me blow That a .i' Milton s sage advice Al.d lf the w mil' I A '..I* ! in ItMii1 the blowhards of this world deserve a .it tie recognition t<«>Guest Column Mike Royko Lottery should be put to a vote of all Texans Can a tattoo really replace a hairpiece? By State Sen HECTOR UR IBE State Rep RON WILSON legislation currently pending in Austin would authorize the establishment of a state lottery lf the measure is approved by the Legislature. Texas citizens will have the opportunity to vote on a constitutional arnendent to permit the creation of the Lone Star Lot tery Opponents are attempting to keep the lottery bill bottled up and to pre vent legislators from submitting the issue to a referendum vote Their arguments are in the form or time worn myths that state lotteries prey on the poor that they spawn com pulsive gambling and so on The problem with these and other arguments is that they are personal opinions that cannot be documented Study after authoritative study has conclusively shown that lotteries have no detrimental soc ial effects The reality is that lotteries are ex citing, entertaining games that are played by people in all socio economic groups in states across the nation The public popularity of lotteries is clear to date, voters in 28 states have approved lotteries by overwhelming margins Comptroller Bob Bullock estimates that a Texas lottery would contribute more than Aux) million to the state treasury during the upcoming biennium and another $9ou million during the succeding biennium Fven these huge amounts would not erase the state s stagger mg deficit These funds would, however, allev iate the need for cut backs in higher education highways and other key services More importantly lottery revenues would significantly reduce the need for further state tax increases Further there is a broad base of grassroots support for a state lot tery According to public opinion polls 68 percent more than two thirds of all Texans want a lottery Fven opponents acknowledge the fact that Texas voters will approve the [.one Star littery by huge margins if it is put on the ballot The track record of lotteries in other states is one of total success Lotteries are generating billions of voluntary dollars that otherwise would be derived from mandatory taxes Too lotteries are providing millions of citizens in other state, not including Texas, with access to an inexpensive from of entertain ment Or state budget problems com bined with the fact that Texans overwhelmingly favor a lottery, pro vide the legislature with an easy answer Let the people decide Mike Hoyko is on vacation While lit is nom we are reprimntf some of his tai tune columns This one first apparel! Jan I? ISHU During a relent windstorm, a strong gust lifted the hairpiece off th** head of a lr lend til mine and wafted it into the middle of busy street By the time ti** retrieved it. the tires of several cars and trucks had passed over it It looked like a mashed rat which is not what you would want to wear on your head to impress the disco ladies In addition to tin* embarrassment of greeting his dale with his hair stuffed in his pocket tie was out the $225 he paid for the toupe This is not an uncommon problem I'm told especially in a city as windy as Chicago And with hundreds of thousands of men in our flair conscious society wearing hairpieces who can estimate their total financial loss ‘ Most men who wear hairpieces own at least two of them They need a spar** to wear when they send one out to be cleaned, or if it blows away or if a bald thief snatches it So their investment can be considerable Anti when my friend told me atnrut his expensive and embarrassing experience I began thinking about a possible low cost alternative to the traditional hairpiece And I wondered if it would be possible for a bald man to have his head tattooed so it looked like he had hair That would solve the wind problem Fven on some of the downtown plazas, the wind is seldom fierce enought to blow off a man s scalp It also would be permanent No costly replacements No expensive cleaning bills But is it possible ’ Depending on which tattoo artist you talk to, the answer is yes, no, and maybe * Mn* ( tm ago tattoo artist said "Yeah we could do dots I Kris A eah tiny dots Then he ii look like fit* had had flair but tti.it tie had shaved tits head Ah sort of like a 5 o dock shadow all over you! head But what about making it hxtk like regular flair l'hat s t>een done it a guy tuts at least some hair Then we could do strands And when we combed his own hair over the tattooed strands it would look like tie had a lot more Have you ever done it To tell the truth wi* usually stay away from heads and faces although I just gave a girl some eyebrows That makes sense Next, I spoke to Greg Lamont who does his tattooing in AA isconsin Before moving to Wisconsin Lamont worked with Chicago s legendary Tats Thomas, who put thousands of anchors and sea monsters on the arms of several generations of Great Lakes Navy recruits He burst out laughing when I asked about tat tooing hair on bald heads “Your re not going lo believe this. but I once saw it done A guy walked iii and said he wanted it We tried to talk him out of it I told him You know. once we do it you’ve got it for life And if you don’t like the style, you can’t change it ' But he wanted it. so Tats did it for him. and he seem ed happy when he left ” But that wasn’t the strangest tattoo Lamont ev**r saw He actually knew the late Ralph Johnson, about whom I had only heard Johnson was a tall man who had the top of his bald head tattooed with the face of Jesus He Ilk cd ti* walk up to silo rte I people and Urn l! they were really religious they would jump fur t«i*t in ttu* air As for tattooing a head of hair Johnson said tie wouidn t do it I don t think it would look very good At t**st it would look fashionable While chatting about tattoos Johnson revealed an interesting trend Attout J5 percent oi to jh*i cent of Ins customers are women And tie said some parlors icport as many a^ xi percent A ears ago tie said women represented less than • percent of tattoo customers And thcv in eluded the once famous I tiuagt* hooker who had the words To hell with housework tattooed in one inch letters beneath tier navel I asked him if today s women prefer anchors eagles or the names of boy friends No they ar** getting butterflies or flowers or st raw tarries I haven t seen women with suet) things on their arms That s because they either get them on their shoulder blades tups or buttocks, ti** said A ou have an interesting jot) I .said Beals house painting The final expert I consulted was the manager of tilt* Chicago Tattooing Co Would it be possible to tattoo a bald head so it looked like the guy had hair “It depends,’ tie said On what' “Well, if he was in the other side of the street, yeah, it would look like he had a head of hair ” How about up close ’ “Lp close ‘ I p close it would look like he had a head of ink ’’ ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: April 30, 1987

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