New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Dave Kramer. Editor and Publisher Jim Webre. Managing Editor
Hermto-Zeitung, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday April 3. 1987
The Herald-Zeitung welcomes correspondence. All letters should be sign ed and include an address or telephone number The newspaper reserves the right to edit.
Letters should be sent to Forum, .Yew Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328. or brought to our offices at 186 S. Casten.
The grapes of wrath
Dear editor :
On March ll, my husband and I and our children were doing our weekly grocery shopping at Kroger’s, as we have done for the past several years. (Since they opened .) We had shopped a few aisles, when we were apprehended by the store manager, Mr. Robert Wade. who, after a slight argument, accused us of eating grapes before purchasing them Shocked at such an accusation. we replied that we were chewing gum. not eating grapes. Our own son. riding in the cart, had. however probably consumed 4 or 5 grapes, and we apologized profusely (and offered to pay for them). The manager continued to berate us in front of our children, other customers and employees He states he had witnesses who had seen us consuming the fruit
Although humiliated and hurt, we continued our shopping, (filling two carts) and moved to the checkout counter There we asked for Mr Wade so that we could settle the grape situation and asked to bring forth his "witness ” At this point, unkind words were exchanged between us. but not an apology on Mr Wade’s part
We are disappointed with Kroger’s attitude, as reflected by Mr Wade, and have written him accordingly Although avid Kroger shoppers for years, we will no longer set foot within the store, and wish to advise our friends of the manner in which we were mistreated Futher. we wanted the community to know the type of attitude exhibited by the management
Same u ithheld Double standards
To the editor.
Fellow taxpayers. I am tired of the double standards being presented by current long standing members of council concerning our present ftnan cia! straits lf I have heard it once. I have heard it a dozen times. "previous councils have shirked their responsibility by not raising taxes ”
My what short memories they have' Some were members of those previous councils and were always very vocal in their opposition to any form of tax increase Then to add in suit to injurs they petitioned and campaigned for a 40 percent homestead exemption saying that
"our taxes are too high, they need to go down.”
I wish to call your attention to the Wednesday, Sept 28. 1983 front page headline in the Hearld-Zeitung that says "Five-cent tax hike needed for new exemption.” This is in reference to a public workshop held to discuss the 40 percent exemption. As you now know, this advice was not taken Instead. several months later your council incumbents tCIoodbread. Tieken and Winkler* ran and were elected by supporting a tax cut Therefore, it is no one s fault but their own "Let s call a spade a spade.”
I hope you will remember this tomorrow w hen you vote and vote to elect council members who "will say what needs to be said, not what you w ant to hear ”
Realtors haven't endorsed
Dear Sir .
As an active member and officer of the New Braunfels Board of Realtors, I would like to set the record straight A recent letter to the editor stated that the Board of Realtors had selected and supported a particular candidate for city coun cil. This is not correct The New Braunfels Board of Realtors has not endorsed or selected any one candidate for city council The board does encourage the active participation of its members in the political Action Committee In keep mg with this philosophy, we sup ported a forum at our March meeting at which all nine candidates had the opportunity to present their views and positions Just as any other segment of the community. Realtors are interested and concerned about the well being of our city and are therefore par ticipating in the campaigns of various candidates, on their own not at the behest of the Board of Realtors
Gale Pospisil Vice President New Braunfels Board of Beal tors
City poorly managed
To the editor
Having read several years ac counting of the Herald-Zeitung rcpor ting and having attended city council
See FORUM. Page 9A
oral Roberts cawl down out of ms
PRAYER TOW LR To collect SLB Million FROW A DOG PACING MAGNATE SO GOD WOULDN'T KILL MIW. THE DONOR SAID MR. ROBERTS SHOULDN'T WAYE TO COMMIT SUICIDE NOW, BUT DID WEED SOME PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT.
MR ROBERTS' SOM SAID MIS DAD WAS "TICKLED TO DEATH." MORE LATER.
THE POPE ANNOUNCED SUPPORT FOR LEGISLATION THAT WOULD CAUSE PEPPLE WHO DON'T WANT CHILDREN TO HAYE THEW AND PREVENT PEOPLE WHO DO WANT THEM AND CAN'T, FROM HAYING THEM.
(EVANGELIST JIM BAKKER SAID THAT Ut RESIGNED NOT BECAUSE Of BLACKMAIL OVER A SEK SCANDAL wTtH a CHURCH SECRETARY as HE SAID UST WEEK, BUT BECAUSE OF A "HOSTILE TAKEOVER" BID FROM A RIVAL CHURCH. HIS SUCCESSOR, JERRV FALWELL, DREW HEAVY CRITICISM FROM BANKER'S FOLLOWERS FOR BEING A FUNDAMENTALIST INSTEAD Of A CHARISMATIC.
NOW A REPORT ON rut MOVEMENT TO GET RELIGIOUS VALUES BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM ■
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Alien worker documentation essential
By TEXAS AAM UNIVERSITY Extension Service Office
COLLFGF STATION Proper documentation is the key to hiring workers under the new Im migration Control and Legalization Amendments Act of I486
Fmployers should ask for and make copies of documents presented for all employees hired since Nov »> 1986.” points out Dr Richard Kd wards economist with the Texas Vgricultural F.xtension service The Texas \&M I niversity System Applicants should not tie hired without proper documentation As far as agricultural employees are concern ed Fdwards notes these provisions of the new legislation
It is illegal to knowingly hire recruit or refer for ,i fix- any person not authorized to work in this country T here are stilt penalties for
violators All employers are affected regardless of size or number of workers
Fmployers must inspect documents and at test to the legal right to work of every per son hired There are penalties for employers (Atm do not comply with this pajierwork requirwmwnr even if no illegal aliens are employed
Most agricultural workers wiii tie able to at tarn legal status Workers v an obtain temporal resident status and after two years t»eeomc jx-r nianent residents if they can show they haw-worked '«• or more mandays in producing and harvesting perishable agricultural commodities during the year tteginning May I 19Kf> Those who have worked 90 mandays in the same capacity in each of the three years ending May I 19H4 198.1 and PNR may tiecome residents after one year The number allowed permanent status under the three year consecutive years of woik provision is limited to tao (xxi once either group has obtained permanent status however they
have no ot agr leu! tut* Xnyom since Jan status for nerd statue I »ui mg
perish at are nee*: at least na-cut iv e veal permanently I work 111 ag!
Kdw urds I* documents or of of resident A I S pass; certifH ate of or other alien is ev idem e of
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ans of 'he following of J.* unknits are pro forth in the law dc of I s citizenship ti resident alien card card With a photo that n I a na i 11 -K
Mike RoykoJim Bakker should learn how to relax using different means
Years ago. there was a movie called "Miss Sadie Thompson ” By today’s standards. it would be considered tame But in its time, it was quite spicy It was about a pious preacher and his ef foerts to persuade a rather loose young woman to reform her wicked ways She didn t want to be reformed, since she thought she was having a good time And the looser she got. the angrier the preacher became
Finally instead of reforming her the preacher was overwhelmed by feelings of guilt that he walked slowly into the (Kean, and that was the end of him At the time it seemed like a logical way to end the mov ie But now I can see that the movie preacher was a real square If he had been around today, he could have found a much less final solution to his problems
For example, we have Jimmy Bakker the TV preaching star who recently eon fessed to having a romp with a young church secretary But there s no walk in the ocean for him At last report he was resting in his him home in luxurious Palm Springs Calif lf he wanted to drown himself, he'd have to dive into a swimming pool or golf course water hole
But obviously he doesn t want to do something like that If anything he mtiiis to be looking for a way to blame his now famous "encounter on those who mtroduc ed him to the young woman or on the woman herself
A writer for a Fentaeoastal magazine recently spent a few days with Bakker and they discussed Bakker s sexual adventure And the way the writer tells it. Bakker
comes off like a naive innocent wideeyed kid
The writer says Bakker was very sur prised that this gal was able to perform the way she did He descried lier as very pro fessional (or JI years of age that she knew all the tricks of the trade
Well for $2.HMxxi in hush money one would expect more than a routine per formance For that kind of dough. I would think that sin- should know tricks that Lin da Unelaee hasn't thought of
The sympathetic writer went on to say stir just got hold of a Pcntacoastal preacher who didn't know how to handle it and it just devastated him He tell terrible guilt ll* wa- frightened and contused and ran hack to Charlotte
Charlotte of course, is the city Not some other chinch secretary
I have some difficulty understanding why Bakker would have t**en so flustered bv Ins experience He was after all 4t> years old at the time apparently tie was knowledgeable enough atxnjt the tru ks of the trade to recognize the tricks when trickery was rattling the hotel furniture
And it must tiave o* curred to him that something might happen when a friend in trod ac cd him to the young woman brought them together in a Florida hotel room and suggested that young woman give Bakket who was clad only in terry cloth shorts a back rut) so he would tx* relaxed for a prayer meeting
I put tins question to any 4o year old men wtio are reading this column
II you were away from your wife and home and a pal brought a good looking young woman to your room and vou were
"di T£T€ W«luFxMS HCM’G IT GOING, CUTTER?
TM BEHIND OKI NAV BILL'S,.,THERE'S BE CM A LOT Of LAV-OFFS
WHERE T WORK,.. I CAN’T SEEM TO AFFORD GROCERIES ANV MORE,..
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of I tie J* * a taint. Ma-t - more comes out we Ii fin I that she txiund tits hands and legs and stiu k a gag in tits mouth so his cries for help couldn t tx- heard And if tie should return to active preaching I suggest that it tie wants to relax tiefore a prayer meeting he should take a warm bath skip that tun k rut)
HMMM.., HERE'S SOMETHING “EXPERTS SAV THE ECONO MV IS DOIKKS GREAT