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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 28, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4 Q U O T A H L Whatever Is against free speech against free press is against Milan Panb Yugoslavian premier 1992 E D I TO R I A L With flying colors Comal County charities Christmas needs were met thanks to caring contributions from citizens Many local needy families over the Christmas holiday encountered blessing after blessing which helped make this Christmas a very memorable one Several local organizations which organized efforts to assist needy families reported that contributions were up this year and that more needy families were served than in previous years The New Braunfels HeraldZeitungs Cheer Fund which had set an original goal of helping 200 local fami lies was able to increase that total to some 250 families after seeing contributions beat last years total by some Were really excited that we were able to help 50 more families than we had originally said Herald Zeitung Circulation Director and Cheer Project Coordinator Carol Ann Avery We deeply appreciate the generous contributions made by members of the commu nity as well as the many volunteers who came in and helped us package and distribute the numerous bags of The Cheer Funds ending balance waws which will leave left in the account to begin the drive in 1994 Avery said The citizens of Comal County should be proud of the effort and results from their generosity shown over the Christmas holidays Christmas was more of a Christmas for everyone because of this generosity Todays editorial was written by MarkLyon Managing Editor for the New Braunfels Write The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public issue The editor reserves the right to correct spelling style punctua tion and known factual errors Letters should be kept to 260 words We publish only original mail addressed to The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the previous 30 days Mail to Letters to the Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Publisher David Sullens General Manager Cheryl DuVall Managing Editor Mark Lyon Advertising Director Paul Davis Classified Manager Karen Reininger Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Pressroom Foreman Douglas Brandt Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Fri day by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 707 Landa or Drawer 31 1328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Second class postage paid by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung in New Braunfels Texas USPS 377880 Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months 1 6 six months one year Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only six months one year Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas three months six months one year Mail out side Texas six months one year Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by Tuesday through Friday or by aura on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or 210 oio by 7 pin weekdays or by 11 am on Sunday Postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 BB BB MA HeraldZeltung Tuesday Deo Welfare should be temporary Ernest Bedsolo Welfare engulfs us like a leotard on a dancer drawing us into a multitude of argu ments which arc divisive and unhealthy for us It threatens the very foundation stones upon which this Nation was built We must guillotine this monster from a life of its own and turn again to the sources that build us up and make us proud to be Ameri can If a person will not work who is able to work and elects to starve to death it is that persons choice Welfare is the most degrading human experience in which a person could ever be caught up in To be a leech blood sucking the hard working person for money brings no pride to the person There is neither hon or or glory in welfare I have been told that young girls street wise of course repeat pregnancies and bare babys just to get increased child support for the little social misfits they birth Once bom in that loose moral environment they will perpetuate that mentality for generations They will be a drain on the nation forever I consider myself to be a Christian person with both morals and ethics I dont want to cause pain and anguish in any person except incumbent I do not condone starvation and home lessness Nor do I gloat over the person who expe riences them This state should provide aid to the less fortunate but TEMPORARY aid Enough to feed and clothe them for a very short time Not in luxury but only to sustain life Responsibility both personal and community must bo rejuvenated in this socialistic welfare soci ety Mandate the IRS who have their ever search ing greedy hands in most pockets to get into the pocket of the Speed Zippercd young men who father these bastard children and make them pay for their welfare Let them know that if they dance to the music they must pay the fiddler About eighteen years of child support out of their pocket cost of living adjusted for inflation might teach them the wages of sin are expensive Eliminate food stamps which can and are traded for cash At reduced cost of to buy things other than food Issue them a credit card Not my idea as someone floated it recently and I would credit them if I knew the The credit card would be a month to month issue up for renewal each successive month You would have to show store receipts for food to receive a new one each month There are many jobs looking for workers Sure they only pay five bucks an hour but dear friend five bucks an hour for forty hours is a week Not a lot of money for a family of surely common sense tells us that a welfare check should not be more attractive than a pay check So that we arent looked upon as being cruel we could always pay cases of dire need with a supple ment to their pay check The most important factor in a pay check is the sense of pride it engenders Look World Im working and supporting myself There is much to be said for the Ameri can work ethic that built this nation Welfare and social programs arc a cancer that cat away the building stones that made ihis Nation We were once proudly nhle to suite One Nation under God willi liberty and justice for Of course we cant use God any more as He went out of fashion with the flower children of the 60s Too bad really It was a comfort to know that someone some where looked out for all of us Are we the 20th century inheritors of this nation unworthy of our inheritance The question screams for an answer Finally in spite of the great polidcial pressures of the AARP and at sixty sev en years I fit that category the social security pay ments to persons over fifty five are going to have to be means tested An article in the Son Antonio Express News last week pointed up this as an absolute fact Some man wrote in for advice He stated I am fifty five and have over invested My wife and I have an income of some a year When I reach 621 will receive from social securi ty Obscene Social security was never intended to pay that amount Think for a moment before you let me experience a driveby shooting of the bur den we place on our sons and daughters Let us agree that a means test would be completely fair Ernest Bedsole is a retired master sergeant with the Marine Corps and is a resident of President Clintons year has been full of ups and downs ByTOMRAUM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Pres ident Clinton the year has been rilled with many ups and downs But the lowest moment he says was when 18 troops were killed in a battle in Somalia Clinton said in an interview Wednes day with The Associated Press and other news organizations that he doesnt feel jinxed just because his successes often have been followed by disappointments Nothing ever goes right forever in anybodys life nothing ever goes wrong forever in anybodys he said Overall Clinton said Im very pleased with the year we had in terms of the economy improving and many of the substantive legislative advances he As to the allegations of sexual mis conduct while he was governor of Arkansas Clinton said Obviously it Analysis hasnt been a pleasant thing especial ly coming here at the holiday But Clinton denounced allegations that he used his gubernatorial security detail to help arrange extramarital affairs Theyre outrageous and theyre not he said of the accusa tions made by two of his former guards We have not done anything he said in his first public com ments on charges by two Arkansas state troopers that they helped Clinton meet women booked hotel rooms for liaisons and sneaked a woman into the governors mansion after he was elect ed president Questions about the troopers alle gations dominated three separate year endassessment interviews Clinton con ducted with reporters from news agen cies radio networks and the Arkansas media He denied that he tried to buy the silence of one trooper by offering him a job before the allegations became public The allegations on abuse of the state or the federal positions I have its not Clinton said That absolutely did not he said In his interview with AP Broadcast and other radio networks the presi dent was asked directly by Peter Maer of MutualNBC Radio So none of this ever happened I have nothing else to Clinton said Then he hesitated and groping for words added we did if the the I I the stories are just as they have been said Theyre outrageous and theyre not On another subject Clinton said the strong showing by ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky in the recent Russian elections makes his own trip to Moscow next month even more cru cial He indicated he would not meet with Zhirinovsky during the Jan 1215 summit I have no plans to do Clinton said of a possible meeting with the rightwing rival to Russian President Boris Yeltsin In the interview summing up his first 11 months in office Clinton said hed had many highs Among them he cited the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passage of his budget package and the North American Free Trade Agree ment and signing of the Middle East peace accord The low for me as president obvi ously was when the young men lost their lives in he said refer ring to the 18 Americans killed in a fire fight in Mogadishu on Oct 3 Clinton boasted that he had finished work on his budget for the next fiscal year nearly a month ahead of the usual schedule and that it would reduce the deficit to below billion Today in history By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday December 28th the 362nd day of 1993 There are three days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Dec the New York Evening Mail published a facetious as well as fictitious essay by HJL Mencken on the history of bathtubs in America To Menckens disbelief many readers accepted the essay as factual including its claim that Millard Fillmore was the first president to have a bathtub installed in the White House On this date ID 1694 Queen Mary II of England died after five years of joint rule with her husband King William m In 1832 John C Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign stepping down over differences with President Jackson In 1846 Iowa became die 29th state to be admit ted to the Union In 1856 the 28th president of the United States Thomas Woodrow Wilson was bom in Staunton Va In 1945 Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance In 1973 Alexander Solzhenitsyn published Gulag an expose of the Soviet prison system that led to his expulsion from the Soviet Union In 1981 Elizabeth Jordan Carr the first American testtube baby was bom in Norfolk Va In 1982 Nevell Johnson a black man was mortally wounded by a police officer in a Miami video arcade selling off three days of racerelated dis turbances that left another man dead In 1987 the bodies of 14 relatives of R Gene Simmons were found at his home near Dover Arkansas after Simmons had gone on a shooting spree in Russellville that claimed two other lives Simmons was later Ten years ago A Pentagon commission criti cized growing military involvement in Lebanon and called for an urgent review of alternatives including more vigorous diplomacy to achieve goals Five years ago British authorities investigating the explosion that destroyed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland concluded that the blast had been caused by a bomb on board the jumbo jet
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