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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 5, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVID Editor and Publisher STEPHANIE Managing Editor Page 4 New Texas December 1991 Published Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels 707 Landa or Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels HeraldZeitung at New DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher STEPHANIE FERGUSON Managing Editor CHERYL DUVALL Business Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager JIM HORNBECK Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivered in Carnal and Guadalupe counties three six JO one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six JO one If you have not received your newspaper Tuesday through or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New Texas 781311328 The need for Dramamine at 12 feet Editorials I Cheer Fund drive I breaking records Thank you Comal x Your donations to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitungs Cheer Fund breaking all records this With two weeks left in the has been raised in the 10th annual last year at this time had been In 1989 at this time had been The annual drive is something of which we at the Herald are an opportunity for us to give something back to the community in C way of food to those less Whether it be 50 or the people of New Braunfels are giving what they The goal of the drive is to raise money to provide Christmas dinners to local residents who are less This Circulation Manager Carol Ann who heads up the said she expects 200 families will benefit from the if the funds keep coming in maybe even more families will The food will be boxed and delivered by volunteers support js often thejcey to accomplishing a f Cheer Fund donators are helping make Christmas bright for those less To donate drop by the Herald offices at 707 Landa Two companies make venture announcement In these hard economic times its encouraging to see the Coleman Company expanding and its Casco locating in New Coleman and Casco joined by representatives from the Grea ter New Braunfels Chamber of made the announcement Casco plans to build a square foot manufacturing facility adja cent to the Coleman plant on Farm to Market And Coleman will add two new assembly iines to manufacture a fivequart suitable for use as a Casco provides the injectionmolded parts to use in making the Another obvious plus to this venture is the fact that both companies look to hire additional local people for the new Casco officials are predicting a firstyear payroll of 1 It pays New Braunfels a compliment that the new venture will be located Todays editorials were written by Stephanie managing editor of the New Braunfels Your Representatives George Bush President of the United States The White House Pennsylvania 20500 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart 20510 i i Phil Gramm LJnited States Senate 30 Russell 20510 Lamar Smith House of Representatives bistrict 21 Comal County 422 Cannon Office 20510 i Greg Laughlin House of Representatives bistrict 14 Guadalupe County 11713 Longworth Office 20510 i Texas Ann Richards Governors Office Capitol Texas 78711 Lieutenant Bob Bullock Governors Office State Capitol Texas 78711 Speaker of the House Gibson Gib Lewis Box 2910 Texas 78769 State Judith Zaffirini District 21 Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 78711 State William Sims District 25 Capitol Station Box 12068 Texas 78711 State Edmund Kuempel District 46 Capitol Station Box 2910 Texas 78769 Is there any hope for a man who has to take dramamine just to climb onto roof of his house to hang Christmas lights according to the dic is an abnormal fear of being in high I feel thats an inadequate descrip tion when applied to My fear of heights borders on I first discovered this when I was eight years My father was sta tioned at and received transfer orders to There was only one way to reach and that was by And not an ordinary I can vividly remember that terrible moment when we began our descent to the bay fronting As the plane rapidly approached the I looked out my window and saw small whitecaps less than 100 feet I Were going to Were going to Half asleep passengers bolted from their seats Where are the life jackets The voice of the pilot crackled across the please remain And strap that crazy kid Theres no reason for In case youve this aircraft Jim Hornbeck was designed to land on Being young and Id never heard of an Our aircraft was affectionately known in Alaska as a Gremlin The embarrassed passengers returned to their seats I knew it was a joke all Ive had many similar harrowing For the time I took a high school girlfriend to the county One of the main attractions was a contraption called the Rocket It looked like a 50foot light pole with enclosed cages at each end and whirled around at increasing hurtling the cages and the occupants toward the I knew that ride would send me into a catatonic My of was fascinated with the apparatus and was constantly asking me to take her for a ride on Well get to I But lets try to win a cake dish for your Mom at the dime After I threw away five bucks worth of to no she Can we ride it now Can we I After we see the fantastic livestock By this she had observed that beads of perspiration popped out on my forehead whenever she mentioned that Rocket She used the typical feminine Youre arent you No selfrespecting male can dodge that I bel nothing It was a foolhardy gesture on my After one revolution on the Rocket blood rushed to my head caused Im 12G force and my brain My brief life passed before my squinting eyes as I Stop Stop this thing before I lose my It kept spinning faster and Im getting sick to my I Tm going to throw That ruse didnt work Finally I no My That clever plea brought the ride to a screeching As I stepped from my chamber of I noticed the smirking faces of the waiting crowd and the disgusted face of my I didnt At least I was on the ground Ive been told by experts that I can cure my acrophobia through a form of They say I should sit back in a com fortable close my and visualize a Once Ive accomplished Im to picture myself going up this build ing and looking out the window at each when Ive reached the twen tieth my fear would be I know that theory wont By the third floor Id be my My pacemaker Jim Hornbeck is the advertising director of toe New Braunfeli SrttESW GWS ANOTHER TH NJOWER Kemp stretching beyond Bakers liking Jack Kemp is pushing his luck with the Bush Kemp signed on to the Bush Cabinet as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development with some expectation from the White House that he would keep his nose out of But thats like asking Garfield to keep his nose out of A worldwide organization of con servative political parties has picked Kemp as its next likely deputy sharing the job with former British Prime Minister Margaret If Kemp takes the position with the International Democratic he will violate a secret agree ment he made in 1988 with Secretary State James Baker arranged the Cabinet job for Kemp on the con dition that he stay out of international affairs as long as George Bush was in Bush wanted to be the star on the world and he didnt need a presidential aspirant like Kemp over shadowing and secondguessing The IDU was formed in 1983 at a conference in London where Bush represented thenPresident Ronald The groups goal is to prom ote democracy around the but its definition of democracy is to the right of The Republican Party belongs to the but the Demo crats do According to our the agreement to make Kemp and Thatch er the new leaders next summer was brokered by Republican heavyweight Frank who served as head of the Republican National Committee during part of the Reagan Fahrenkopf now practices law in He traveled to London Jack Anderson with Bush in 1983 to organize the IDU and was one of the original sig natories to the charter representing the Republican He is currently deputy chairman of the Fahrenkopf told our reporter Jan Moller that while Thatcher is on the list of candidates considered for the the IDU is not close to making a He also confirmed that Kemp has been mentioned for the and said he didnt know anything about Kemps promise to Baker to stay out of international Fahrenkopf said he doesnt believe Kemp would take the job without the blessings of the White But dont count on Kemps love affair with the admi nistration is beginning to show signs of He expected to be able to make big changes in the scandal ridden but has been unable to get the presidents ear for many of his The job has turned into a politi cal backwater for him instead of a place where he could showcase his Last one of Kemps big housing initiatives was rebuffed when Bush signed an appropriations bill that makes deep cuts in some of Kemps pet Kemp also crossed Bush recently by corning out in favor of tax cuts to stimulate the something many conserva tives think is necessary but Bush has declined to The European branch of the IDU met in October and indicated a prefer ence for awarding the chairmanship to Carl the leader of the Moderate Party in Sweden that recently ousted the ruling Social The minutes of the European meeting indicate that Thatcher is being consid ered as a patron of honor to the organization and Kemp as deputy according to our sour Fahrenkopf has more firm He reportedly told Kemp that Thatch er would only agree to take the job of chairman if Kemp agreed to be the And then Fahrenk opf told Thatcher that Kemp had agreed to take the only if she shared it with Kemp declined our requests for Our sources say he is nerv ous that Baker will find out he is mull ing over the If he accepts the it is likely to cause a rift between him and both longtime allies of Bush who have been on opposite ends of the policy spectrum since Bush took More Thrills to Come The stock market has been on a rollercoaster ride and President Bush is watching from the ground with increasing nerv Budget Director Richard Darman has assured Bush that recov ery is just beyond the next but Vice President Dan Quayle and Hous ing and Urban Development Secret ary Jack Kemp are telling Bush a dif ferent They point out that cor porations are continuing to lay off and they interpret this as evi dence of structural changes in the finance and insurance indus Look for more ups and MiniEditorial The yawning gap in the banking industry today is the difference between the interest rate the bank pays you for your savings and the rate you pay for your credit card It is a chasm so deep that Americans are being swallowed up in Rates paid to savers have been on the decline for more than two But creditcard interest rates havent The banks are trying to balance their own accounts on the backs of unwary creditcard custom ers who use their plastic in anticipa tion that they will repay the debt The banks know they cant and the interest rolls Jack Andcrion If columnist with 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