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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 2, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Mailbag New Braunfels Herald Zeitung P.O. Box 361 New Braunfels, Texas 78131 o pinions H*rald-Zfltun$ Have Kraner, General Manager Robert Johatoi, EditorMailbagResident tired of Henry lawsuits New Braunfels Citizens: I have lived here all my life. I love our city and the way it’s been heading, but it’s time to stop being silent and speak up against those who are wasting our money, yes our tax money by suing our city. I am referring to Mr. Henry. Mr Henry claims that the city council has singled them out and is trying to get them out of business. Well, Mr. Henry if I remember correctly you built a parking lot for your business without permit on city property. The city didn’t tear it down, instead they turned around and gave it to you for $60,000. The city even gave you the $60,000 back by using the money to fix Liberty Street that’s close to your business, yet you claimed to be singled out. I don’t know who you’ve been talking to but apparently to the wrong people because there are more people that like our mayor and the fine work that she is doing. Mayor, keep up the good work. Concerned Citizen T. RodriguezReader agrees with anti-abortion cartoon Dear Editor: I do not know whether Mr. Baker had fast-food restaurants in mind when he created the “American Holocaust’’ abortion clinic cartoon, but in any case Mr. Marty Nealeigh’s comparison (March 24) is most apt. The multi-million dollar abortion industry' specializes in quick fixes and cheapens its commodity — in this case, human life. Aborted babies are frequently disposed of in plastic garbage bags and taken to city dumps or incinerators, although increasingly their bodies are being sold to laboratories and cosmetic companies for additional profits. Abortions, of course, are always performed out of “compassion.” I presume this is the emotion Mr. Nealeigh was drawing on in the last paragraph of his letter when he states “I do know that in many cases the child would lead a life that would be terrible and probably become something that society would look at and cry.” I don’t doubt Mr. Nealeigh’s sincerity, but somehow do not think that he or anyone else possesses the omniscience to make such determinations. Perhaps the individual who is being eliminated on the basis of “probablys” and “many cases” (for his own good, of course) might be given some say in the matter. Mr. Nealeigh asks us to “look at the facts.” That is precisely what those opposed to abortion have done, and that is why they continue to oppose it. It is rather curious that people most “outraged” and offended when presented with the facts — pictures of aborted babies, the film “Silent Scream,” reports of fetal experimentation and infanticide — are those who support abortion. Perhaps their fastidiousness is a form of denial. We have reached a pretty wretched state when the simple protection of human and civil rights for the most powerless elements of our society is something for a few “would be heroes.” If this is heroics, where does that put basic human decency, or worse yet, apathy and indifference? I urge every reader to get involved: there are positive alternatives to abortion. For further information, call Cindy Mihelich of the newly formed Comal County Christian Pro-Life Foundation at 625-0775. Sincerely, Beth StenbergParks department thanks garden clubs To the Editor: The Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the Four Seasons Garden Club, the Landa Garden Club, and the Guada-Coma Garden Club for volunteering to aid our department in its “adopt-a-flower bed project.” With only 13 maintenance employees to take care of over 500 acres of park property, it is difficult for this department to give every task due effort. These ladies have planted and have volunteered to maintain the flower beds that thev have selected. Since moving to New Braunfels, it has been my pleasure to work with several civic organizations such as the Garden Clubs. I know that if the Parks and Recreation Department needs help in any area, there is a local civic organization there to help. So, thank you Alleen Hainline, Arlene Sedgwick, and Jane Dimick of the Four Seasons Garden Club. Thank you Esther Wise, Peggy Morris, Delores Schumann, Joyce Kolodzie, Margaret Boettcher, Marie Agee, Carole Bartram, Mary Adele Schneider, Valarie Meyer, Melinda Birdsong, and Toby Lohr, of the Guada-Coma Garden Club. Thank you Charlotte Tharp. Jo Ann Morman, Lola Fortner, and Katy Sponenberg of the luanda Garden Club. The Parks and Recreation Department is lucky that we have such friends as you. David B Whatley, Director Parks and Recreation DepartmentYour representatives Sen. Phil Gramm United States Senate Washington D C, 20510 Gov. Mark White Governor s Office Room 200 State Capitol Austin, Texas 78701 Sen. John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Austin, Texas, 78711 Sen. Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg Washington, D.C. 20510 Rep. Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives P O Box 2910 Austin, Texas 78769 Rep. Tom Loeffler U.S. House of Representatives 1212 Longworth House Office Bldg Washington. D C. 20515 Rep. Mac Sweeney (Guadalupe County) U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D C, 20515Andy RooneyLet's just make all food illegal It’s a mystery to most of us how the good, hard-working, thrifty American farmer gets himself several hundred thousand dollars in debt. We’d like to know how to get that much in debt ourselves. Nonetheless we feel sorry for the farmer. President Reagan vetoed a bill that would have helped farmers borrow more money so they could plant next year’s crops. It is also a mystery to many of us why farmers don’t save enough from last year’s crops to pay for this year’s seed but that’s their business, too, and they know their business better than the rest of us. Because they’re all in the same kind of trouble we must assume that there’s something wrong with the system for farmers. I think I see a solution to the farm problem U 3 JO x V in America. Make wheat, corn, milk, vegetables and fruits illegal! The cattle raisers are in trouble so make meat illegal too. All over the world, from Afghanistan to Colombia, foreigners are getting rich by selling us illegal crops like marijuana, cocaine and heroin. It’s time our own famrers got in on a good thing. If Congress passed a bill making American farm products illegal to sell or consume, it would benefit farmers in a variety of ways. For instance, there would be an almost instant increase in the demand for these products. Americans are famous for wanting things they aren’t supposed to have. As it became harder for consumers to get farm products, prices would soar. Farmers used to getting 3.57 a bushel for what might be able to sell it to desperate bread bakers for $10, $50, or even $1,000 a bushel. The black market in food would be a bonanza for them. There would be many beneficial side effects, too. Organized and disorganized crime are two of the biggest businesses in this country. They too would expand and profit, providing needed jobs for the disadvantaged. Up until now, the federal government has been trying to manage the farm problems in the U.S. with a series of ill-considered support programs. When organized crime moved in, with its ability to get things done quietly and efficiently, the waste that goes with any government program would be eliminated. Many farmers own small airplanes. With those, they’d be able to transport their contraband in small amounts to central distribution points. Even the airlines would prosper because you can be sure there would be increased traffic by wheat smugglers to remote areas of America's bread basket. Drivers who used to move freely between Iowa and Kansas would be stopped by border patrols checking each car for hidden grain. Heels of travelers' shoes would be checked to make sure they weren’t hollow. People headed east from Wisconsin would be searched for illicit cheese. For their part, news organizations should be pleased with the stories illegal farm goods would bring them: “Federal Agents Arrest 36 Farmers in Biggest Wheat Bust Yet! ” It wouldnt’ be long before the rest of the world recognized America as the chief source for all these good illegal things, just as Colombia is recognized now as the cocaine capital and Mexico as one of the principal suppliers of pot. Illegal foods like grain, vegetables, fruit and milk products would become the “in” things to eat in America. On Saturday nights, people would hold small, clandestine vegetables parties behind drawn shades. College kids would go to Ft. Lauderdale on spring vacation to eat wheat germ. From Hollywood would come regular reports of stars overdosing on steak or, worse yet, a mixture of steak and potatoes. As things stand now, Americans get no benefit whatsoever from the illegal trade in marijuana, cocaine and heroin. There could be huge profits for farmers if their crops were made illegal. This time, I hope President Reagan won’t veto the measure. MORNING, YES, Burnets owl HOW' IN A BUSINESS ie me bis MEEm, sir. i SUY in?    mn rn. I BRENNER. I CAN'T G6T (NSR. ^ ^ how much You've MATURED, ZEKO TARINGTIME TO SMELL L r I the poppies BREHMER2 NOT WELL, SIR, IT ZEHE BREMNER* SEEMSTHEY'VE I THOUGHT THEY HAP A RECON -WERE MORTAL EM- CILIATION. SMIES! /    ii a*- Jr    _ •    !1 r, APPARENTLY, MR BREMNER HAS RAPE QUITE A NAME FOR HIMSELF, SO MR, PUKE PECIPEP TT WAS TIME TO LET BYGONES BE BYGONES' S0A6RJBUSJ - ARE YOU KIPP! N6 * NESS HAS BEEM UNLIKE OUR FARM GOOP TO YOU, BELT COUSINS, EH, ZEHE * CALIFORNIA FARM-V’tW ERS HAVE BEEN Im I MARIN1 OUT UKE BANDITS! OUT WEST, WE GO OUR OWN WAY, MAN. WE FIGURED OUT A LONG TIME AGO THAT YOU CAN'T BUILD A REALLY PROFITABLE OPERATION AROUND USDA iET^y HAND OUTS! IF THE GOVERNMENT READY WANTED TO SAVE OUR WAY OF UFS, MAN, THEY'D LEAVE US ALONE. I PONT NEED THE FEDS TO COMB IN AND TELL ME ST-*. WHEN AND WHERE TO PLANT WHAT CROP' UH-HUH. OF COURSE, YOU GROW MARIJUANA SOT THATS A WAY OF LIFE, TOO, MAN. ;