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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinions DAVEKRAM6R and Publisher WANDA LAS ATE Acting Managing Editor Page4A New Texas December Forum Bonds would uphold academic excellence Editor I would like to express my opinion on the upcoming bond election for New Braunfels has a reputation of academic excellence to At the present rate of growth not even taking into consideration the pro jected rate increase our district cannot continue to comply with state mandates of ratio unless we allot for the building of more schools and the expansion of existing Our newest Memorial has already reached its maximum capacity and will be ad ding a temporary building for the coming year in order to remain in compliance With state This past Memorial was visited by 41 principals from all over Texas who were attending a state convention in San The consensus of opinion from these visitors was that the soft colors as well as the arrangement of the school produced an atmosphere most conducive to This wellplanned structure was built at a minimum cost to the taxpayers of our I feel certain that the administration will be as conser vative with our tax dollars on the additional facilities which are now a Lets all reach out and touch the Lets vote yes on Pro positions 2 and 3 on 12 in the NBISD school bond Ann Beck Analysis Reality sets in after euphoria of summit passes By BRYAN BRUMLEY Associated Press WASHINGTON President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev put arms control back on a businesslike footing during the sum signing one reporting progress on another and agreeing to meet next year come what The mood was closer to that of their first meeting in Geneva two years ago than that of their the Iceland summit last at which for a few dizzy hours they discussed eliminating all nuclear The Iceland summit ended in ran cor over Reagans Star Wars anti missile a subject that they skirted at this summit but will haunt preparations to meet again in Moscow next In judging summit it is one should wait one week for the euphoria to pass and another week for the depression to come and Optimism prevailed as the leaders parted Reagan called the summit a clear Gor bachev A good deal has been The euphoria from the Washington summit stems from the treaty the prospect of a Moscow summit next and the general aura of good The depression will come when people remember that no progress was reported toward the withdrawal of the estimated Soviet soldiers from or that the eightpage joint communique contained only one sentence on human And time is running out for Reagan to cut a deal to reduce longrange Gorbachev came to Washington last Monday ready to sign the In termediate Nuclear Force which bans all and Soviet missiles with ranges of It is the first agreement to scrap an entire class of nuclear Previous arms control pacts set ceilings on overall arsenals and cer tain types of leading the superpowers to scrap outdated systems in favor of more modern and deadly Reagan and Gorbachev reported some progress in the far more sweeping draft Strategic Arms Reduction Talks to cut longerrange arsenals by up to 50 And for the time Gor bachev has decided to take his op position to Star Wars off the summit table and place it on the allowing physics and politics to wear down American enthusiasm for the Many including some involved in Star Wars say the lasers and other exotic weapons envisioned for a spacebased missile defense system cannot be developed until the turn of the if at And for the next Congress has barred the administration from spending any money that would violate the socalled narrow inter pretation of the 1972 AntiBallistic Missile which limits the testing of Star Wars Gorbachev may revive his opposi tion to Star Wars as negotiators near agreement on cutting longer range Your Representatives Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart Senate Bldg 20510 Lamar Smith United States House of Representatives District 21 509 Cannon House 20515 Phil Gramm United States Senate 370 Russell Senate 20510 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County United States House of Representatives District 14 1713 Longworth House Off ice 20515 HvraldZeitung Published Sunday Thursday untl Friday afternoons by New Braunfels 707 Lantia or Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels HeraldZeitung at Neiti DA VJD KRAMER Editor and Publisher WANDA LASATER Acting Managing Editor DEBORAH LA WHENCE Office Manager SANDIHUTTER Re tail Advertising Manager CHERYL DuVALL Classified Manager CAROL A VERY Circulation Manager MA GGIE LOMBARDO Composition Foreman GUSELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery onlyl six one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six one If you have not received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by call S25S144 or 6581900 by and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New Texas T 6006 VIILUO KIN Mike Royko Maybe Wall Street should run for cover On the first really cold day of this I reached into the back of the closet for my heavy As I put it the wife made a retching sound and said Youre not going to wear that awful thing are Why nof Its warm and it fits What more can I ask of a coat Its old and she said Look in the 1 looked at my reflection some threads dangled from the bottom and the collar And there were a few mud stainds here and there But 1 pointed out that the basic structure was You ought to throw it out and buy a new she But it isnt really that old i bought it in 1971 but a coat isnt like a car 1 wear it only during the The rest of the it rests So its much younger than it looks she Im really embarrassed when we go somewhere in public Ive seen coatroom attendants look sick when they have to handle So as I went out the 1 agreed to buy a new although the thought was Not only am I sentimental about old Im The coats price had been the most I ever spent on a But by wearing it all those I had amortized l think thats the word the original cost down to about il a Or maybe with dry cleaning But she was probably so 1 set off toward Guest column my favorite fashionable discount clothing store Just before 1 got the voice on my cur radio said And in financial the IXnv Jones average has plunged 2 with declining issues outnumbering 5 to 1 Analysts say the latest decline was brought on by reports of sluggish retail sales in November Then one of the analysts came on and mourn fully talked about nervous Wall Street was becoming because consumers arent spending enough money And he said that if consumers didnt get out there and start spending money this could lead to even more sharp tur hulence and gyrations in the market 1 suddenly that by purchasing a new 1 would be doing a favor for those hysterics on Wall Street So 1 nil the made a I and looked down at my coat and said Thats old its you and me for another year Im not going to cast you aside just to help those profit grubbing fools 1 have a found a way to fight back against these madmen For several years now theyve been playing their crazy buying stocks for more than they can possibly be pushing up the insider swapp then running out to gel a new Kolex Brokers have been persuading the gullible to buy stocks in companies about which they know nothing They dont know if the chairman of the board is a if the bookkeeper is stealing nun cash or If the factor nw leaks am the toilets back up They don t even know where the company is located or what the hevk they make or sell Many of the companies weron t even making mone Hut that didnt stop Street Viid eyeti people listened to the brokers the the authors of financial newsletters who shouted buy And they threw more money at them and the prices went up all crashing down If you read Ttw Journal all you get is pitiful moan ing Story after story brokers who are evonomists who are quaking man ciers who are standing in of sweat in vestors who are down to their skn vies And thats the publication that calls itself the diary of the American dream Dream It reads more like the diary of the delirium tremens So who are they blaming for their own idiotic behavior The Uvause we re not spending enough Me and my old coal Im glad that they told because Im going to do everything 1 can to keep them miserable The coat slays So do the frayed underwear the gravystained the round heeled For I give the kids a promisors note for cash that 1 will put aside or them in an old coffee can in a corner of the basement That they can t spend either And how will I benefit rum this Maybe this time next 1 can sell my old coat to some needy soul on Wall Street Liberals again pushing for pay raise By LAMAR SMITH 21st District Congressman The liberal leadership in the House of Representatives pulled a real fast one last Fresh from a peaceful Thanksgiving members of Congress with a genuine concern for fiscal restraint and deficit reduction were shock ed to find the specter of a Congressional pay raise had returned Let there be no doubt 1 am against increasing my salary and those of other members of Con I have opposed the idea since taking office and I will continue opposing it and voting against it at every With so many working men and women in Texas having difficulty making ends meet because their incomes are it would be highly inappropriate for me to vote to bolster my own But last as House members began debating the most expensive spending resolution in American we learned because of a clever procedural one vote against the costly measure would at the same time be a vote in favor of a 3 percent salary increase for Con While this ruse forced almost all fiscal conser vatives to cast a vote falsely suggesting support for a pay thankfully later in the day we were able to shake loose the parliamentary shackles of the tyrannical majority and defeat the pay raise for another But the lesson was clear The liberal leader ship knows no bounds when it comes to abusing the legislative learning that lesson was nothing new Exactly five weeks the House forced through by one questionable vote a measure to grant members of Congress a percent salary increase during the next three 1 voted then against this outrageous and also against the surrounding package that called for billion in new taxes but only billion in spending Obviously it was precisely the wrong message to send to tax payers looking to Congress to reduce the budget Congress simply cannot ask the American peo ple to shoulder the burden of new while at the same time giving itself another pay The extraordinary means the liberal leader ship used to force this legislation through in dicates that most other House members shared this concern At a procedural motion that could have led to an increase in taxes was soundly but we were not allowed to remain elated for long To reverse our those who want to lax and spend pulled some clever procedural tricks out of their including fabrication of a new legislative day in the middle of the afternoon so they could have another vote on raising taxes billion during the next three years On that one we won that time with one vote to spare when the balloting ended But no gavel almost 10 minutes later a member was allowed to change his vote and the vote turned from a onevote to a one vote In attempting by hook or crook to force its will on the entire the liberal leadership has shown how little it cares about the impact of its decisions on citizens it has shown in stead only how much it cares about perpetuating taxandspend policies Let us hope the public outcry over these tac tics will cause the leadership to quickly reassess its   

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