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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung n Tuesday October Opinion To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page call 6259144 Opinion Online contact To submit letters and guest columns electronically by way of online services or Internet or to simply contact staff members the HeraldZeitungs address is HZeitung@AOL.com The sources of information are the springs from which democracy Adlai E Stevenson politician 1956 T O R I A L relations Japan on collision course over allegation of spying servicemen on trial When did relations between the United States and Japan turn so sour The latest incident to stir up Japanese sentiment against the involves allegations of spying during recent auto talks between American and Japanese representatives According to a report from the New York Times the was eavesdropping on conversations between Japanese negotiators Those conversations were they transcribed and given to chief negotiator MickeyTCantor And how are the Japanese taking these allegations Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Sonoda was quoted as feaying If true Im afraid this is a matter of grave concern that might seriously affect our diplomatic f 1 Of course theres no word as to what the Japanese intelligence have been up to during trade negotiations between the two superpowers f But this latest revelation comes on the heels of the arrest of three servicemen on the island of Okinawa Those men are charged with the kidnapping and rape of a 12yearold Japanese girl Since the crime was committed residents of Okinawa have been rotesting and calling for the removal of servicemen and mili ary bases from Japanese territory And now with allegations of spying clouding the diplomatic pic i ure even more Japanese citizens will be even more adamant in tak ng some kind of action against interests in Japan Whether the spying allegations prove true or not the damage has Already been done Todays editorial was written by Managing Editor Doug yVrite Tfhe New Braunfels HeraldZeitung welcomes letters on any public iisue The editor reserves the right to correct spelling style punctua t on and known factual errors Letters should be kept to 250 words fe publish only original mail addressed to the New Braunfels Herald 2 eitung bearing the writers signature Also an address and a telephone number which are not for publication must be included Please cite the page number and date of any article that is mentioned Preference is given to writers who have not been published in the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 letters to Betters to the Editor the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Texas 781311328 fax 210 6251224 New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Sullens DuVall Managing Loveday Advertising Stevens Circulation Ann Avery Pressroom Brandt City Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung USPS 377880 707 Lunda St or Drawer 311328 New Braunfels Comal County Tx 78131 1328 Second class postage paid by the Afew Braun fels HeraldZeitung in New Braunfels Texas Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties three months 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 outside Texas six months one year Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by Tuesday through Friday or by on Sunday may call 210 6259144 or by 7 weekdays or by 11 on Sunday POSTMASTER Send address to be New Braunfels HeraldZeiiung Draw er 311328 New Braunfels Tx 781311328 Moderate should read mediocre Some experts including many in the media said that California Gov Pete Wilsons presidential can didacy would succeed chiefly because of his mod erate views on abortion and gay rights Wilsons withdrawal just one month after announcing has forced those experts to regroup Now they say his pullout had nothing to do with the social issues but rather with his harshness on immigration and his broken promise not to run for President if he won re election as governor What is a Reading the definitions is instructive They include having average or less than average quality mediocre limited in scope or effect of medium lightness and medium Could there be a better description of Pete Wilson The moderation that some supposed would attract so many voters presumably disenchanted with the didnt Wilsons standing in the polls was negligible His fundraising fell far short The New York Times says Wilson only months ago had been widely viewed as Sen Bob Doles toughest rival for the Widely viewed By whom Will the Times now say that Dole is the better or best candidate Not likely Theyll search for another moderate to push to the front of the pack or if none emerges other than Sen Arlen Specter whose campaign isnt going anywhere either begin painting those with convictions as The Times admits its reading of Wilsons tea leaves was dead wrong fiscally conservative socially moderate brand of Republicanism ignited no real Why then are some conservatives moving in the direction of moderation when it ought to be clear they should remain where theyve been William Bennett author of The Book of says There are prochoice can didates I could Ben nett Jack Kemp and even Newt Gingrich have had only kind words for Colin Powell the pro choice proaffirmative action progun control moreDemoc ratthanRepublican possible presidential candidate Even the Christian Coalitions Ralph Reed says hes reserving judgment on Powell What is going on Pragmatism without principle equals Pete Wilson Are Republicans so desperate for the White House that they will sell their souls for the place Are they saying that 30 million dead babies can be forgotten if the next White House occupant wears a Republican label and makes the trains run on time Bennett once said Lets be strong Lets be princi pledpolitical leadership is telling people what you think they ought to hear and this itself is one of the influences on how the public thinks on any Addressing the 1990 GOP Governors conference Bennett continued If youll futz around on some thing as serious as life youll futz around on any Cal Thomas Former Reagan domestic policy adviser Gary Bauer got it right when he said The GOP must not send a message to an already cynical public that a Republican nameplate at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue matters more to it than having a core phi Republicans have been down this road before When the GOP was created in the mid1800s Repub licans rose to power and kept it for years because of their strong opposition to moral issue They lost power when they put the economy first sinking into the corruption of the Gilded Age In 1884 Republicans nominated James Elaine a for President Radical Republican leader Carl Schurz announced I yield to none of you in pride of the spirit and the great achievements of the Republican Party in the how under Republican guidance the American Union was washed clean of the stain of now after 24 years of uninterrupted ascendancy what has the party come to Look at it the party of moral dodging and squirming around that record as something too hot to of us who are truly proud of the good this party has done will be too proud to consent to its degrading Thats conviction not Lack of con viction killed Pete Wilsons candidacy Other Repub lican leaders can follow Wilsons way to irrelevance or they can stick to their principles Cal Thomas is a syndicated Backers liked Clintons message on race PEGGY FIKAC Associated Press Writers Analysis AUSTIN AP President Clintons challenge to Americans to work together to end racism was the right message at the right lime his Texas supporters say Its untraditional Democratic governments not going to solve this problem He said you Americans are going to solve said Land Com missioner Garry Mauro It was balanced and it called on Americans and Texans to solve the race problems that we have in this country I think theyre the only people who are going to solve said Mauro who heads Clintons reelection campaign in Texas In a Monday speech filled with references to President Lyndon B Johnson Clinton told a Uni versity of Texas audience the time had come for all to take personal responsibility for reaching out to people of different He praised Johnsons commitment to educa tion for all and his signing into law the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act It was balanced and it called on Americans and Texans to solve the race problems that we have in this country I think theyre the only people who are going to solve Garry Mauro Texas Land Commissioner Mauro said the presidents speech was one only a Southerner could make I dont think anybody but a Southern politician can address race We grew up with it We under stand the problem so much better than other parts of the country So I think Bill Clintons probably the only high elected official in the country thats qualified to deal with the Mauro said Gov George W Bush lauded Clintons message of personal responsibility I was pleased to see the president emphasize the solution to racial divisions lies not in a new law or a government program but in the hearts of individual Texans and Bush said I applaud the presidents recognition ot the importance of personal he said Clintons speech was part of the annual Liz Sutherland Carpenter lecture series at UT named for the former White House correspondent who later served as press secretary to Lady Bird John son Ms Carpenter said she found Clintons speech moving Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday Oct 17 the 290th day of 1995 There are 75 days left in the year Todays Highlight in History On Oct 17 1777 British forces under Gen John Burgoyne surren dered to American troops in Saratoga in a turning point of the Revo lutionary War On this date In 19J9 the Radio Corporation of America was created In 1931 mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison He was released in In 1933 Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany In 1941 the destroyer Kearney was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Iceland Eleven people died In 1945 Col Juan Peron staged a coup in Buenos Aires becoming absolute ruler of Argentina In 1957 French author Albert Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature In 1965 the musical On A Clear Day You Can See with a score by Burton Lane and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner opened on Broadway In 1973 Arab oilproducing nations announced they would begin cutting back on oil exports to Western nations and Japan the result was a total embar go that lasted until March 1974 In 1978 President Carter signed a bill restoring citizenship to Con federate President Jefferson Davis In 1989 an earthquake measuring on the Richter scale struck northern California killing 67 people and caus ing billion worth of damage Ten years ago Italian Premier Bet tino Craxi resigned in the wake of a dispute concerning his handling of the Achille Lauro hijacking French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize for literature Five years ago In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee Secretary of State James Bak er said that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein must fail if peace is to suc The Cincinnati Reds opened up a 20 World Series lead beating the Oakland As 54 One year ago Leaders of Israel and Jordan initialed a draft peace treaty Negotiators for the Angolan government and rebels agreed to a peace treaty to end their 19yearold civil war Todays Birthdays Playwrighi Arthur Miller is 80 Actor Tom Poster is 68 Newspaper columnist Jimmj Breslin is 65 Daredevil Evel Knieve is 57 Actress Margol Kidder is 47 Actor George Wendt is 47 Astronau Mae Jemison is 39 Thought for Today Those whc nobly set out to be their brothers keep er sometimes end up by becoming hi jailer Every emancipation has in i the seeds of a new slavery and ever truth easily becomes a Stone American journalist 1907
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