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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Opinion Page 4A 1993 Quote of the day Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice every The Martin Luther King Editorials Helping hand Crime Stoppers making our world a safer place The New Braunfels Crime Stoppers pro gram deserves a tip of our collective and more attention than it It was a Crime Stoppers call that led to an arrest in connection with the Rhoads Interiors burglary and The Crime Stoppers program operates under the auspices of a board of directors and that board has been at the center of the increased vitality of the program of And that increased according to New Braunfels Police Ray is feeding upon When people see they become more Douglas told this newspaper last Calls to the program are Through all of last year only 13 calls were received by Crime So far this year there have been Thats a tremendous But we cant help but believe the program is far from reaching its full Awareness and involvement are the Crime Stoppers is doing its Its new Quick program offers anyone pro viding information that leads to an arrest Should the person arrested eventually be con victed of a the person providing the tip to Crime Stoppers receives an additional Help spread the Unless youre one of the bad Crime Stoppers is a program that will make your world a safer Todays editorial was written by David editor and publisher of the New Braunfels Herald Write us The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public letters are condensed with the objective of printing as many of them as space We also correct punctuation and known fac tual We publish only original mall addressed to The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung bearing the writers an address and a telephone which are not for must be Please cite the page number and date of any article that Is Preference Is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 Mall letters to Letters to the Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Texas 781311328 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens General DuVall Managing Marketing Dee Crockett Classified Reininger Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels 707 Landa or Drawer New Sec ond class postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New USPS 377880 delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three six one Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six one Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six one Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by Tuesday through Friday or by on Sunday may call 210 6259144 by 7 or 210 6581900 by 11 Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald Drawer New Disaster drill stirs memories of tragedy Ive forgotten most of the things that went to make up my 13th and 14th But there is one event that took place those 30 or so years ago that still occasionally haunts The disaster drill staged near a local high school recently brought it to mind and it wont go It was about 9 as I when the phone rang those many years My a Methodist answered the I paid little attention to the con but when it was my father came to me and told me that a a class was The friends name was Because he and his family were members of my fathers my father would immediately go to their He asked me if I wanted to go and I In that era and in that small Texas every boys dream was to own a Cushman a kind of a cross between a motorcycle and a my had been one of those few fortunate enough to realize that Id begged for but riding his was as close as Id come to owning one of my In I know even had they wanted me to have my family could not have afforded to buy it for And certainly I My income at the time came from mowing lawns at a But consideration of the matter never got so far as My parents considered the David Sullens Eagle terribly dangerous and turned thumbs down on it for that Had they ever known Fd ridden my theyd have been As we drove to the home of the dead my father told me what details he knew of the accident in which my friend had Hed been riding his Eagle on a highway that was also the main street through the small town in which we The Eagles lights had been but the dri ver of the car that hit it and him was so drunk that he probably never saw the machine until he hit the towns police offi cer had told my My friends body was found 300 feet from what was remained of his At the people friends already had begun to gather to try and comfort and support the family of the dead What I remember of that visit is I do remember my friends mother sitting on a smiling and greeting all those who She wore a robe and her body rocked gently back and forth as she kept Hes Hes going to be all She said the words over and over as person after person came to Hes OK Hes going to be all Later my own mother told me that the womans in an act of self has sort of switched itself refusing to accept what had she called I remember my father asking me to wait with another member of our church while he went into the back of the house to talk with the dead boys And while I the person into whose care I had been given told me the thing that wont let this story leave My friends father owned the little towns foremost funeral home and in those most ambulance services were operated by funeral My friends father had been at the funeral home when the call about the accident that claimed his sons life was But when the call was no one yet knew who the victim So my friends father drove that ambulance to the accident site unaware that when he got there and rushed to the small crowd gath ered around that lifeless and mangled it would be that of his own David Sullens is editor and publisher of the New Braunfels HEALTH CARE SYSTEM Freedom is essential for collective health Our times of tremendous social cre ating chaotic requires a review of political theories that began in the 18th cen tury with the debate between Rousseau and Rousseau called the founder of was also the father of romanti cism and headinthe clouds Rousseaus thinking sired Marxism and is cur rently giving birth to the socialistic leanings in our Those who have read Rousseaus Confes sions recognize him as an effete mammas11 boy who always expected something for noth Rousseau contended that individuals must surrender all their rights to the He insisted individuals through what he called a social giveup all rights to the people Rousseau felt the state was legally omnipo tent and that true liberty consisted in sub mission to the These ideas reduce the individual to a cog in the political machine to put it another allows the government to force people to be John Ingram The father of individual John Locke believed the law of nature allowed individuals to protect their natural rights of liberty and In other a just government allows us to achieve all we can achieve as long as we dont hurt anyone If the government interferes with individ spiritual or economic freedoms it becomes tyrannical giving the people a right to Locke was much more concerned with pro tecting individual liberty than he was with protecting stability or social The Declaration of Independence and the Bill of clearly reflect Lockes doctrine of lim ited Now the great debate between Rousseau and Locke has come full circle and our coun try is faced with this one great question Is the government going to take away our individual freedom Many people are choosing thinking that the government will take care of them They want to suckle off the government breast a breast that gives sour Our country was founded on the right o individuals to go as far as they were capabl of going given their talent and Man was bom to evolve to something bette and Dependency takes away our free dom to contribute our best to the growth of ou culture and prevents us from giving fully Our freedom is essential to our individua and collective emotional Let us demand the path to Lockeian free dom and not be seduced to take the easy way to Rousseaurian John Ingram Walker is medical director for Professional and Community Education at Laurel Ridge Hospital in San Antonio and Laurel Ridge Day Treatment Center inNew Today in History Associated Press Today is Palm April the 94th day of There are 271 days left in the Day light Saving Time is in effect clocks should have been moved forward one Todays Highlight in History Twentyfive years ago on April civil rights leader Martin Luther King was shot to death in where he had gone to support a strike by city sanitation He was On this date In Congress decided the flag of the United States would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 with a new star to be added for every new state of the In President William Henry Harrison succumbed to pneumonia one month after his becoming the first chief executive to die in In the city of Los Angeles was In Susanna Medora Salter became the first woman elected mayor of an American community In British financier Cecil Rhodes left million in his will to provide scholarships for Amer icans at Oxford In 12 including the United signed the North Atlantic In more than 130 most of them were killed when a Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashed shortly after takeoff from In Henry Cisneros became the first Mexican Ameri can elected mayor of a city San In John R and six other includ ing two were killed when a helicopter collided with Heinzs plane over a schoolyard in Ten years ago The space shut tle Challenger roared into orbit on its maiden The government granted political asy lum to Chinese tennis champion Hu Actress Gloria Swanson died in New York at age
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