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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVE Kft Editor and Publisher JIM wt if Managing Editor Page 4 New Texas October Editorial Newspaper Carriers Day is Saturday Saturday is International Newspaper Carrier of were proud to recognize the people who deliver your The this one or any is one of the means that allows the to know what goes on in your from civic club meetings to bond from tragedy to But without people interested in these and other events there wouldnt be newspapers for there would be no reason to have The same is true for any business customers are the reason for But few other private enterprises are in business at relate facts and actions that make customers Or Or critical of the institutions that we create to serve As an the ownership of this in conjunc tion with other newspapers around the supports the work of The Freedom of Information Foundation of a nonprofit consortium of newspapers and media serving to keep the publics business conducted in Someone once said the best story in the world isnt worth a hoot if you dont get it From the front counter at 707 Lan da Street to your home or business by carrier we trv to do just Forum Death penalty problems Dear When I visited the exhibition organized by Amnesty International the worldwide human rights organization in the Sparkasse in Braunfels Germany I was once again confronted with the Serious problems caused by the death penalty in the Even though reports of executions in your country are given here in Germany whenever they there are hardly any reports concer ning the actual social and legal Background of the people concern As 1 consider Amnesty Interna tional a very serious and reliable organization which only after very careful investigations expresses its I believe that accusations by Amnesty International should be taken quite For Amnesty International is of the opinion that in the United Stales in reality there is no equality before the color and the place of residence play a decisive role in the probabilityof being sentenced to Statistical researches in Florida and Texas lead to the conclusion for ex the probability of being sentenced to death for black people in Texas who have murdered white people is six times higher than for white people for the same In 28 American even children and juveniles can oe sentenced to All these death sentences con tradict agreed international treaties and In accordance with the Univer sal Declaration of Human there is a worldwide tendency to abolish death Since at least one state per year has abolish ed the death Since on ly oneof the 21 member states of the European Council executed death sentences namely Turkey where the last execution took place in Many people in your country con sider the death penalty necessary for the fear of capital 1 convinced that this group of persons will reduce considerably as soon as there is more and detail ed public information regarding death It has shown that in countries which have abolished the death the murder rate did not In several for in the murder rate even Birgit Koch West Germany Drowning story an accurate account Dear Re Your story regarding the Ca nyon Lake drowning on Your Travis Pol Deryl Clark and David May should be commended for very ac curate writing and The photography affixed should serve to apprise people of the sincere efforts and dedication of the Comal County Peace Texas Parks and and Corps of Engineers It is a privilege to read a story that is entirely Howard Smith Justice of the Peace Precinct Comal Countv Packed house gets fresh start in clinic Dear Thank you for the support and publicity you gave for the American Cancer Societys Fresh Start Quit Smoking On we had a full house of smokers anxious to get a fresh start in life as a non Thanks to your published stories about the many people will now lead healthier and longer hats off to Don Ferguson and Radio for getting the word I would also like to thank the merchants in town who allowed us to put posters in their places of We will be starting another clinic There are four sessions over two For puffers can call extension The clinic is held at Dittlinger Memorial Library and is absolutely as a public service of the American Cancer This is but one of the many ser vices offered by the Comal Unit of the American Cancer Anyone interested in learning more about their programs can contact Dana president of the Comal at the number given Mike Neman Fresh Start Facilitator HvraldZritung Thursday and Friday 707 Lauda or P O Dra prid bv at ir Brauiiji Tc I Ihnihl t hA VII Kit AM KM iiinl JIM M a mi tj i it y Kditor unuMi i i I CHKRYL Ctas s d Ma nay e r CAROL A VERY Circulation Manager MAGGIE LOMBARDO Composition Fore man j IS EL BEL Retail Advertising Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three sijc one Senior Citizens Discount delivery onlyi six one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three one Mail outside Tfjas sir one If you haii not rncuid ycur newspaper by Tuesday through or by call v25914i or tJtlWO bi 7 and 11 specti Send address chanyts to Drauer New Texas M THL KTU6GIHG Of KUWAITI SHIPS IS NOT ABOUT ifS ABOUT 1 WOT SHIPPING ITS ABOUT NOT IRAN AS A COUNTRY IT HAS TO DO WITH SAW ARABIA THOU6H MOT ARABIA AS BUT CONCCANING ISRAU THL SOVIET A VIS AND AM AWAY or PRIVATE ASSURANCES so COttPLM IVt DELEGATED WUOLoVHtva NATIONAL WITH IMPLICIT INSTRUCTIONS NOT TO TELL ht ABOUT WHV AK vtoo LOOKING AT Ht LIKt THAT EXPLANATION Friends for Rivers Two decades off problems along the river For approximately 20 a problem has plagued Comal County and has been costing the taxpayers This is the first in a series of articles which will give a history of the problems and also the attempts to rectify these The problems of drunkenness and drug abuse on River Road and the Guadalupe River seem to be until to the various study groups who at tempted to find In some groups were concerned with development along the river and the pollution and despoilment that overuse and overdevelop ment would Some of the studies were done by people from outside the county and others were done by citizens of Comal The first effort made to find a solution was a study done by people from outside Comal The study published by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was Pathways and Pathways and Paddleways was a trails and scenic waterways feasibility study which recom mended that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acquire the abandoned railroad bet ween Comfort and Leon Springs for use as a bike and horseback trail In it was recommended that the state should designate a section of the Guadalupe starting in Kendall County and en ding at Rebecca Creek Crossing in Coma County as a scenic river and parkway A protective 200 to 600 feet on either bank of was lo be obtained through negotiating with individual landowners Relatively small areas along the more unique bluff formations were to be acquired by easement or by purchase for use by the waterway Five campgrounds were to be purchased One of the more scenic wateralls was to be punhas ed and protective easements were to be obtained on both banks of three of UK larger crwks which drain into the Guadalupe River The final recommendation was that legislation be passed giving Texas Parks ami Wildlife the authority to regulate the number of recreational users of the waterway in order that the cam pgrounds and river with their native plants and animal life be protected from abuso by uncontrolled numbers of Despite the recommendations to the the attempt to establish a waterway was not successful because of opposition in Com al and Kendall It was ItIt mat tnt1 granting of easements and establishment of parks along the river not only would deprive owners of the use of their but would encourage illegal entry into private the starting of wildfires and littering Analysis Coping with Iran a drawn out affair for An AP News Analysis By BARRY SCHWEIO AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON AP George Shultz isnt the sort who would admit but Tehran is giving the Secretary of State and the entire Reagan ad ministration Every time Shultz gets ready to call on the Security Council to slap a worldwide arms embargo on the folks in Tehran maneuver to sidestep the sanctions with intriguing hints that it is about to accept a ceasefire in the Per sian Gulf The point of an arms embargo would be to force Iran to comply with the ceasefire ordered July 20 by the security council to stop the 7year old war and set the stage for peace talks bet ween Iran and The maneuvering makes the United States look a little awkward and out of step with the other big as well as President have set only to retreat because Iran has managed to persuade the Soviet Union and whose support for sanctions is that in time the ceasefire will be Ten days in a high profile speech to toe General the president gave Iran 24 hours to clearly and unequivocally accept the ceasefire or face an arms Referring to the speech Iranian President All Khamenei was to deliver the next Reagan said if the answer were the council has no choice but rapidly to adopt The answer was more negative than But the United did ant tallow with its threat to move for ttryttoni in the It is giving SecretaryGeneral Javier Perez de Cuellar more time to cajole the Iranians into lay ing down their frustrated by Iranian has resumed the tanker war in the gulf after a selfimposed Tensions and the risk of a wider conflict involving naval forces remain Shultz has spent nearly two weeks at the United Nations in New where he has made enforcement of the ceasefire one of his top He remains confident the Soviets and China ultimately will support the But the war rages Shultz is returning to Washington for more frustration over Iran He has to help Reagan decide whether to try to reverse the sharp increase in Iranian oil sales here with a Imports of Iranian oil totaled million through the Commerce Department said this Thats an increase of nearly 70 per cent over all of when Americans bought million worth of Iranian Iran depends on oil sales to finance its pur chase of weapons from a variety of in cluding North Korea and the black market the very same arms Shultz would like to cut The issue is on the agenda for the National Security Council meeting Monday at the White But there may be no Reagans advisers are The Pentagon supports but there is no consensus at the Stale Department on what to Everybody is looking for something practical and useful that will have an but they are not sure the best way to go about said official who spoke only on condition of anonymi ty Trade embargoes dont generally work Wed like to get multilateral but we arent go ing to get Our friends and allies tend to pick up the the official And he nobody likes to put money in Irans ShulUs hesitation over economic sanctions is in contrast with his strong stand on an arms em He simply is not sure an oil embargo would If the price is right and Iran has heavily dis counted its Iranian oil will flow to other Assistant Secretary of State Richard W Murphy said There could be another reason or not cracking down on despite its perennial presence on the State Departments terrorism list and its refusal to agree to a ceasefire in the gulf Eight Americans remain hostage in Lebanon Some antiterrorism experts believe they are held by proIranian While the United States has ruled out negotia tions or deals for the closing all chan nels to Tehran might make it more difficult to secure their respite the many with US policy remains geared to moderating Shultz has made it clear he has ob jections to tfcf Thats one way to try to hanfr Wd it also could he a hadM agaMHt w oMOJtMnttiis for the Soviet Union to hi
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