New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 19, 1995, Page 5

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung April 19, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Deborah Stokes,INTERNAL MEDICINE 264 West Mill Street, New Braunfels, Texas Office Hours: Sam - 5pm, Monday-Friday629-2040 Medicare Assignment Accepted New Patients Welcome    f -jf.y Wednesday, April 19,1995 ■ Herald-Zeitung 15 A lectnt Immigration policies i disaster Dear Editor, In reference to your editorial of April 2, 1995, I applaud you for bringing )peration Tri-Star to our attention. In ny opinion, our population and immigration policies as determined by the democratic Party since 1965 have been i disaster. Ip that year, Sen. Ted kennedy and President Johnson gave us i huge boost in our annual quota of legal immigrants. As a conservative, I asked Sens. John Tower and Ralph Yarborough to vote against the 1965 bill. Tower voted No but Yarborough voted Yes. The bill passed, of course. Tower was our only Republican in Congress that year so we conservatives didn’t stop the immigrant juggernaut that followed. In 1965, our population was 190 million. In our census of 1990, we recorded a population of250 million. I estimate that it will be 260 million by this year’s end. This means that from 1965 to 1995,30 years, we grew by 70 million souls, or 2.33 million per year. The facts shown above made me question your next to last paragraph which reads in part, “We should not ever forget though, the real economic misery from which most of the undocumented workers are trying to flee...” How can we forget something we never knew? We can’t. However, your last paragraph was a very profound, factual statement. I quote: “But, unfortunately, economic misery can be found right here, and the U.S. can no longer tend to the needs of die world if it ever hopes to address the needs of its own.” Every alien, legal or illegal, takes a job away from our own offspring (workers). This was recognized by the Republican Party in the early 1920s following the great influx of immigrants during and after WWI. The GOP passed very restrictive immigration laws in 1924. Those laws protected us until 1965. Even President Roosevelt (FDR) and President Truman would not tamper with those 1920-1924 laws. President Truman even refused to take from England 5000 black babies that our troops produced during WWI I. Elwyn S. Baldwin New Braunfels lf It ain’t broke... I The operation of city government in New Braunfels is analogous to a big business and should be run similar to a big business to the extent practical and possible. In this regard, the corporate structure whereby the board of directors (city council) is elected by the stock-, holders (citizens) and then, in turn, the ; board of directors elects the chair of the ; board (mayor), is an effective, functioning process that has worked very successfully in the private sector in our American way of life. The board then hires an administrator, usually with the title of president (city manager). The board then sets policy and instructs the president to implement that policy, i The current system of electing the ! mayor enjoyed by New Braunfels citi • You will lose your right to vote tor the MAJORITY of your City Council. (You now have 4 votes. This unnecessary change would give you only 2 votes.) DON’T BE FOOLED! • More facts to come. Pd. Pol. Ad People Against Electing the Mayor by Plurality Dr. Stan Woodward Chairman, W.W. Amacher, Treat. • A very small group of voters, by a PLURALITY vote, could elect your mayor tor THREE YEARS! (Not the MAJORITY) DON’T BE FOOLED! On Charter Amendment #? DON’T BE FOOLED! Herald-Zeitung photo by Doug Lo veda y American Legion Post 179 and Pointman Ministries-New Braunfels Outpost have donated tickets for the Sesquicentennial Barbecue Saturday, April 22 at Wursthalle to the boys and girls in the shelter at Teen Connection. Manuel Camereno (left) made the presentation Monday to Teen Connection Executive Director Kyle Barrington. • Texas Constitution Art. II Sec. II Ii "...A municipality so providing a term exceeding two (2) years but not exceeding Sour (4) years tor any ot its non-civil service officers must elect all of the members of its governing body by MAJORITY vote of the qualified voters." VOTE NO! • You cannot elect your Mayor by the democratic mafority if the proposed charter amendment #1 passes. zens minimizes the injection of politics into the operation of the city administrative staff and allows for the opportunity to have average citizens representing diverse interests to serve on city council and affect the direction the city will take. Although there is no perfect structure, the present structure does result in all of the voters having the opportunity to elect the majority of the council. By contrast, the proposed structure allows the voters to elect only the mayor and one city council member. The present system distributes the political power to all of the council, rather than concentrating power in one person. It is true that many other cities elect the mayor at-large, which is the result of responding to what sounds good rather than what is the most practical and effective way to have representative local government. In fact, in most instances, those cities electing the mayor at-large were doing so before the passage of the Voter Rights Act. Since then, the Justice Department has steadfastly rejected changes from our present structure to a mayor at-large system. The most recent rejection was the city of El Campo, which has the same form of government as New Braunfels. Let’s don’t be fooled by what sounds good, when in reality it would dilute our voting rights. Please vote NO to Charter Amendment # I. Kathleen A. Devine New Braunfels Recycling instructions found in different places Dear Sirs, When the blue baskets were sent out to us, a sheet of instructions came with it. Not everyone got such a sheet. At our home, we now find it interesting to check any and all types of con tainers. Especially plastics. We were surprised to find logos in the shape of a triangle with the number “I” or “2” appearing on the most unexpected containers! Even on over-the-counter medicines and laundry and dish washing detergents. Since we didn’t see or hear any of this, we had to find it out ourselves. We still see many aluminum cans in our dumpster. Some people are not informed or do not read a newspa per. It’s really not a chore for retirees The hard part is dragging the blue bin over the steps and out to the pick up site. We are really interested and hop that more folks will try, at least. E. Sick r a New BraunfelsMom & MeCommemorate that special relationship with a picture of you and your mother in this special section.A panel of unbiased judges will pick the most attractive picture to be printed on the cover of the tabloid and two runners-up photos will appear in the centerfold. Trophies & prizes will be awarded to Mom of the Grand Prize Photo & Mom of each runner-up photo. Submit your photo, entry form & $12.00 entry fee to: The Herald-Zeitung office 707 Landa St., New Braunfels Or mail to: The Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PHOTOS and information is 5:00pm Monday, April 24, 1995. Please make sure your name and phone number are on the back of the photo. You may pick up your picture anytime during office hours after Monday, May 4, 1995. at this time you will receive one FREE copy of Mom & Me. Additional copies will be available at a cost of $1.00 each. This year’s edition will appear in the Herald-Zeitung on Sunday, April 30, 1995, The Canyon Lake Times-Guaidian on Wednesday, May 3,1995 and the Advisor on Wednesday, May 3,1995. Prizes Donate by: Gifts & Glitter Plaza Diner Vollbrecht's Pharmacy Hobby Lobby Lenisefs Floral The Retreat Salon r I i J Name of Mom__ I Name(s) of other person(s) in photo I _ j Day Phone #__ I.................... Please leave day phone number (it will not be published) so we may contact you if we need additional information. Please Print or type LEGIBLY. If you would like advertising for your business, club or organization to be included in Mom & Me contact the Retail Advertising Dept, at 625-9144 by Monday, April 24, ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: April 19, 1995

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