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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinions id EditorandPublisher Managing Editor Page 4 New Texas June Editorial Maybe its time to put hydro hoopla on hold Its beginning to look more and more like New Braunfels Utilities will be unable if not unwilling to transfer more than into municipal coffures for the coming fiscal The reason costs associated with the proposed hydroelec tric plant at Canyon Dam have come in higher than This fanciful project is getting out of and a lot more hangs in the balance than cheap electricity for the city and simple profit for GuadalupeBlanco River One has to admit that the provisions of the contract bet ween NBU and City of New Braunfels are a joy to behold if youre on the GBRA side of the The river authority will get money for electricity even if there is no electricity Thats sort of like paying for a car on an installment loan with the stipulation that the seller can take back the vehicles engine and still respossess the car when you dont make the monthly payment since the vehicle is not the plant seems to make economic but if the bids for materials and construction continue to come in higher than expected the sponsors of this project should reassess whether the need has been surpassed by the ex The time to decide whether the hydro is going to be a boon or a bust is not Washington Today Whos the PACman By LEE GOULD Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP A Senate debate over campaign finance reform the other day revealed at least one member of Congress who apparently would prefer getting re elected without having to ask the voters for their David who is sponsoring a bill to limit spending on Senate recalled in a floor speech a conversation he had with a colleague he would not iden I talked to one congressman and he 1 would like it if I could raise 100 percent of my money from Boren referring to political action the popular and powerful special interest campaign Boren said his colleague was clearly one of those who raised far more than 50 percent from PACs in stead of the people back Boren said the unnamed lawmaker told I really like the act that 1 can raise or in one night here in in a because now 1 do not have the em barrassment of having to go back to the people in my home district or home state and ask them to con tribute to my Boren said the man asked him if wouldnt be happier if he didnt need to ask supporters for 1 Thank God the Constitu tion requires us to require the peo ple to participate in and it requires us to ask them for their Boren Borens story triggered the memory of William a Colorado asking Boren to yield the 1 have an uneasy feeling that I may have talked to the same senator because I think I have heard the same that he did not want to go home and look the voters in the eye and ask for their financial support and he found it very very to raise all the money from Neither Boren nor Armstrong named the congressman or senator whose campaign strategy they were Your Representatives Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart Senate 20510 State Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Lamar Smith United States House of Representatives SO Gannon House 20515 Bill Clements Governors Office state Capitol Texas 78711 State Judith affirinr Capitol Station Box 12068 Mac Sweeney Puadaiupe County United States House of House Office William Sims Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 78711 Phil Gramm United States Senate 370 Russell Senate 2osiq Reagan The President of toe United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania 29500 AMIURN TO CLfcANS PICKS THIS RUMAWAV VVakk WMWW1TS AT A SCHOOL LEVEL THlkllU MT THEM FBONI Guest Column Flag Day acknowledgement of national unity By TheGRAND COURT ORDER of CALANTHE June 14 It is time again to celebrate Flag Day and to observe the 209th birthday of the Flag of the United States of Holidays are days on which we take time off from our daily both to celebrate our lives and to reflect on Flag Day is the day on which we celebrate our lives and to reflect on Flag Day is the day on which we celebrate and reflect on our national emblem and on what it should symbolize for us as President Woodrow the first president to officially designate June 14 as Flag said as much in his first Flag Day message This which we honor and under which we is the emblem of our our our thought and purpose as a It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to The choices are in this do we choose to give character to our flag The year 1987 is the Centennial year of two American both of which point to one meaning for the American experience and thus for the American The first of as all Americans is our Statue of The second is the National Fraternal Congress of Both of these institutions remind us that America is a nation of Lady Liberty reminds us of of because her torch served as a a promise to immigrants that if they left their native lands they would be received into a land of freedom and But many on entering the crowd ed halls of Ellis Island at the Statues or later on reaching the teeming streets of Manhat tan across the bay from found a level of confusion and poverty that they had not expected when they left their native So in the late 19th many groups of im migrants founded Fraternal Benefit through which they were able to work together to overcome the confusion and poverty and to through mutual the goals they had sought in coming to It is out of a union of these societies that the NFCA was And what do these institutions have to do with our flag With its 13 stripes and 50 Old Glory symbolizes what America really is A union of a great number of diverse groups and As we are both many states under one so are we one to which all the worlds peoples have come to work together and provide mutual aid to one May the American Flag this year symbolize for us what it always really meant That the United States is not just one but it is a place where all the worlds peoples have come as to learn to live in May Old Glory wave this year over a peaceful land and may it be shown in a peaceful On the uncontrolled growth of knowledge Progress is tough pn They think theyve got their subject matter down Pit and the someone discovers g new batch of tests and the teachers hive to relearn the sujbject if theyre going to teach it Teachers have to be much is being added to What eyerypne ought to fcnjw if theyre going to be epnsidered tjigt must be difficult tor teacher ts keep number of fgcjs thjt PUght to be JR9WR by gin fidMCited pgrspja jigs niujtiplieo by i over wfeat or svm IQ years fives to a te acher suit A Since i went to high eight two three wars half a dozen major political spaee explora important per musicians and writers hive tern added fa What young pepple ought to learn if theyre go ing to function intelligently in pujr If teachers deiijifd study 9f world war II tojhf tftey cyi olpwa pjj Theres mm m m 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