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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinions OAVl Kft Editor and Publisher JIM Wild Munglnt Editor September 1N7 Editorial Its fair time The 94th Annual Comal County Fair begins tonight with A Night In Old New just a bunch of fun await revelers as the oldest county fair in kicks Well have the various winners in all the contests and livestock Judging pictured in the HeraldZeitung beginning so dont miss Thursdays through Sundays A dont leave valuable items inside your vehicle while youre enjoying the festivities lock them in your truck or leave them at Please be considerate of the people and property adjacent to the The Comal County Fair Association has worked long and hard to make this years fair a and they deserve our thanks for a job well So theres nothing left to do but take part and have Forum LETTER POLICY welcomes All letters should be sign ed and include an address or telephone The newspaper reserves the right to Letters should be sent to New Braunfels HeraldZeitung P 0 Drawer New Texas or brought to our offices at Shoot not banded pigeons Sir I am a member of two Racing Pigeons Ever year we race the young birds in the fall starting in We start the training or the conditioning of the young pigeons in July or We do this by taking them an increasing distance in miles from their loft and releasing them so they can return We do not teach them to return This is We do this to condition their heart and lungs so they can sustain flight for long periods of The problem comes when dove season starts the first of The birds on a long training flight or race on a hot will go down to a lake or pond for If there is an IDIOT with a shotgun waiting for one or more of the pigeons will be killed or wound You notice I said an IDIOT with a shotgun not a dove A true hunter will only shoot what he is The pigeons we fly are pedigreed birds and quite It is not uncommon to pay hundreds of dollars for one pigeon for a A lot of time and loving care goes into training and racing these birds and it can all be lost in one careless act by a person with a On a race on I had one bird come home that had been shot and four others never came I assume they were The Texas Hunting Guide tells which birds are not pro tected and can be It lists the COMMON PIGEON as one of THE BIRDS WE FLY ARE NOT COMMON It is unlawful to kill a banded I would ask anyone who sees someone shoot a pigeon to call the County Game Warden and report Secretary South Texas Long Distance Racing Pigeon Drainage overdone Dear Editor The facts are Drainage due to development is not the immediate threat The New Braunfels Area watershed is 267 miles Its boundaries are Seima to Smithson Valley to Hays County to McQueeney back to Fully the area would have a population on at least one and a half million The population of New Braunfels is predicted to be in 2040 This means the area could be developed fully in 300 to 500 In that century the increased 100 year storm runoff will only be three inches at Green six inches on the Dry Comal at Live and nine inches on Alligator Creek at the The only area where the increase is more than one foot is on Blieders Creek which can be cor rected by Soil Conservation Service project All of this will happen without consideration of the current bond improvements and if nothing is done to improve Is it wise to subject the local economy to millions of dollars of ex pense and grossly restrictive regulations for a nonproplem maybe 500 years away In why spend for experts when two local engineers on the drainage committee have proposed an or dinance that will more than solve the City is it wise to spend this money I think Do not burden people on fixed incomes and throw this money John Yoe Does anyone remember this Dear Editor In December I joined Boy Scout Troop I in Sulphur Our Scoutmaster was Tapp and he took our Troop on a camping trip every It was in 1920 or 1921 that we camped on the Guadalupe River just outside New Braunfels We made trips to San Antonio to see the the Missions and the Bucknom one afternoon we had a picnic in Landa Park and there were some girls who helped with the entertain They had races of different one of which I remember was stuffing a big pillow into a small but the main thing that I remember was the originality of those girls in presenting a prize to the high point winner and to the lowest The winner received a bar of soap because he had made a Clean Sweep and the lowest received a bottle of I wonder if there is anyone else who might remember that time and inci dent Coffey 166 Clemens HtraldZrltung Published Sunday Thursday nnd afternoons by AVw Braunfels Hiraid Publishing 707 Luiidu ur Drawer til Ttsus Class postage jttiid by New Braunfels Herald Publishing at Neir Ti DAVID KRAMER Editor and Publisher JIM WEBRE Managing Editor DEBORAH LA WHENCE Office Manager SAND1HUTTER Retail Advertising Manager CHER McCA Classified Manager CAROL A VERY Circulation Manager MAGGIE LOMBARDO Composition Foreman GUSELBEL Pressroom Foreman Subscription Kates applicable sales tail Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount Icarrier delivery onlyl six one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas tkree sijc S3Ji one Mail outside Texas fix one If you have not received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by call 6259144 or 6561900 by and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New Texas Mike Royko Best check your dogs at the partners An old bartender once told me that the worst part of his job was not the people who insist on telling him their Or those who become maudlin and sing songs about their Or those who tell old war Or even those who fall off their What he hated most were flying The rule he if something can be somebody will get around to picking it up and throwing Thats People who go in taverns sometimes have a need to throw Some are Some are Others just want to liven up the Theyll usually throw whatever is available at the Glasses and beer bottles are the most popular Others prefer serving peanut bowls and salt Ive also heard of people throwing mustard chili bowling pool hamburgers and hardboiled Sometimes customers who are big and strong will throw those who are small and Shuffleboard pucks are the my bartender friend The person who invented that game was no friend of the drinking I thought I had heard about every possible ob ject that could be thrown in a tavern Then last week I read about something truly unique that was thrown In a tavern in At tint I didnt believe the tiny UPI newi ac But Ive checked It out and it appears to be It happened in Fort in a bar ap propriately named the Fort Laramie Tending bar was Pat the lady who owns the About 25 customer were Including a trucker named Leo Around Leo Froelich said to be a hard and he was putting away the beer pretty this big dog came into the Some peo ple say it was Leo Froelichs Others say it just wandered in out of the In any the dog trotted behind the bar Tebbet said Oh no he And she dragged the dog back to the customers side of the Oh yes he said Leo And he bent over picked up the dog and threw it across the bar at Thats said He just picked up that big dog and threw it at Did it hurt it missed What happened to the dog I dont I guess he just took off after he Maybe there are historians who can recall a similar but this it the first time 1 have heard of someone throwing a dog acrou a Even in John Wayne which always In clude a barroom there has never been a dog thrown at a Or exen a cat The police came and after a bit of kicking and other Leo Froelich went to A judge fined him and told him never again to set foot In the Fort Laramie Saloon With or without a dog But Mrs Tebbet is still upset about the inci She is even more distressed by the publici ty the brawl got in the Fort Laramie paper It was written up as shades of Guramokc and stuff about the ol boys whooping It up In the saloon on a Friday night I try to run a nice but now every tough guy is coming around to see whats going and 1 dont want those kind of people coming In I can understand that So Mrs Tebbet should do Just what they did In the old when tough looking strangers walked Into bare like the Fort Laramie Saloon Somebody should tell them we dont want no We got a peaceful place here and we aim to keep It that way So If you want to youd better go down to the marshals office and check your dogs Other Views Pope earns respect if not agreement Pope John Paul II has come and gone from leaving an imprint that will be felt in ways big and small for years to San Antonio was a main stop on the tour for the who is visiting the United States until Satur it was in San Antonio that he got to celebrate Sunday along with a throng of Many thought the pope would somewhat temper his usual hardline stances on the church and mar abortion and the priesthood to ease the dissension within the Catholic Many Catholics reject these tradi tional But he has held fast to his a position that one has to even if one doesnt No waffling from this And the popes choice of San Antonio and other cities with large numbers of Hispanics underscores not only the importance of Hispanics in the but the growing influence on this country as a Hispanks account for 2S to 30 percent of the Catholic population by church Latin Americans account for 42 percent of the world And the number of in this country has grown by 30 percent since liftt to million according to the Camus The popes bilingual homily Sunday em phasized Hiapanks and their place in the elections three years away State Treasurer Ann Richards is right No one has bean ordained as the Democratk candidate in the next Texas gubernatorial Btifgngf Richards is wellqualified and has considerable she should he weighing such a Attorney General Jim Mattox is wrong A Richards candidacy would not be a bad thing for her or for the When it comes to qualified the more the The voters should have a of is already in the whether he has officially announced it or not From his he naturally would prefer to be But we are talking about three years Richards is also right that the talk about a governors race is Officeholders prim ing themselves to run in 1990 have a lot other business that should occupy their energies in the Running for governor Is becoming akin to running for president The wearing process threatens to consume the candidates and the elec torate long before it is time to The more the But there is plenty of and other fish to Fort Worth StarTelegram abatement preves its value If anyone doubts that tax abatement is an effec tive way far governmental entities to attract new we refer them to the recent example of the Penney and the city of The Penney plans to move its head quarters from New York City to a suburb of Althoufn tax abatement was not a condi tion for Plane to receive his juicy economic plum the city did tell Penney that it would make a faodfaith effort to reduce Its The result was a tax abatement deal that seems to have beaefitted both parties If the proposal is Penney would receive a percent annnual tax break for is years Taxing entities In Southeast Texas probably wont be ofofering any this but the principle remains the same In the highly com petitive arena of attracting new tax abatement cann be a powerful marketing ad vantage for counties and school districts Welch sets things right As his way of saying hes sorry for an In temperate quip two years former Mayor Louie Welch next month will help host a benef itfor an AIDS counseling Bully for He didnt mean that his original statement be made of But he was accidentally caught by a live microphone in the 1985 mayoral saying one way to stop AIDS was to shoot the It helped cost him the il lustrating once again the damaging power of thoughtless Now Welch is showing that behind a quick mouth beats a caring Louis Thats The Houston Post For the we pretest Just for the let it be noted that Congress has not passed one not one of the 13 annual spending bills due to be acted on by This is not all that unusual Congress has fallen into the habit of passing a catchall continuing resolution to cover spending and a lastminute bill to cover increased the failure of Congress to address this na tions budget problems has to be just as crime and sin have to he not Just for the we Houston   

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