New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Andy Rooney has stellar thoughts about the moon, see below
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Howa song about the moon?
•’bal J w arn to knew it,. *Yn art' **f icnor-nu. the muuti” Pretty MHH] we're come to hear thai the Barnum* are
MtLnu! ap a space Ktatniti un the ame and then well get excited atwin A Meanwhile, what are we Awag ahum the riwun' Nothing ttiat e what Wat hut fend expiutaUui. ai the mum a tufter cb*up-pwOaaesi lo sr ie nil KU and spa ie expert?' Hew mom they re dropped it tike a odd potato*'
It s been Ii yean Him** Net; Armj.trt«ru and Edwin Aldrin landed arf and AratKtrum said. Thai * one small step for man onenutrfl leap f or mankind "
That mm a hu&un? skjrimietfl ail rich! bul ae t ta vent taken ever a tenuy, step up there since the
prutram ended ai HEI Armstrom and Aldrin TI b intro there kiekiru dirt and Kl oner around dan then packed up pounds of the stuff, loaded a lint the spaceship and came ham They said at Hit time that it would take arKtiUst* several nionthi ii analyze tile material bronchi bark from the moor. bid I dor*! recall
hearing much about their analyst* Isn't it Hood for any'dtoe’
Who know*, what mad minerals be buried beneath tht moan's surface’ Maybe ll s pure fold ben ir num.. .lust a few feet down Maybe it s coal ar sobd diamond Whatever it is. we outfit lo find oat I souped the American public would be more interested in tilt idea of usirui the moon for some practical purpose than tin public is in Star Wars expenditures I should think tile moon would even make a perfect military base
H I were platinum a Star W art defense system for the United States, tht moon is tilt first place I"d start patten. Hump. It s about » third the size af Earth sn there s plenty af raam You have lo future tht Russians aren't ccuim to develop a weapon ttial will knock down the mow Where would they knock it down to’ We don't wast warhead* i® space, erther Space, like Switzerland, should be neutral
fe dentist.* talk about Mars and those new solar svstem*
bilbons id iiChl years away Here * a cond sobd oh yeti linty Z\<& HW' miles ira® us The question is tins Win is the mown a second class celestial object * lf we ie i oini lo take tie mown seriously as someliaru: littler than a wsird that rhymes with lure spoon and sow J® line sones. pcrtopa the find step towards giving it in ore stature it our sluice plans would be lo sup use a tile ward h«ne*>Tnowr. ~ and then make the mown the ilia skate
If the- moori had represerrftatmr ai Cwncress a would be uotlmr some- uf tiial easy money Colures* is alway* 'Him for its members’ cunstrt.uenc*!*. Wed have federal tiuiiways. indies, dams and public works procrams of all kinds on the moor.
At fwsk pecipk mujik be just as reluctant lo ca lo the mum as they were lo seattle aa Alaska years ate- AH they'd have- to do is find one valuable element in the around of the moon arid people -would line up to net there F trek Ti tim yin know they d be havauJ ioferies and
welfare programs on the moon One of the National y ai) I> -n «i< franchise would probably move there Before you know it. we could have air pollution, hazar-j dom waste dump* and crime on the moon Finally, it! would be accepted as just another state.
There are some things that would have to tie done to the
moon to make it habitable I d love to tx* on the planning1 commission. We’d import a few little white clouds to float overhead on the moon but no biti dark ones We d then extract water from the atmosphere. Eveyone who lived there would have a little creek in the backyard of their homes No two homes would look alike.
The state holiday on the moon would be a day off for everyone They would celebrate the* day the moon moved between Earth and the sun and blacked out all the- people
fermi* on the lower 30 It would be known as Eclipse Day and the tradition would be simply to laugh all day at those sally people in the dark back on Earth
Jack AndersonPolish government remains an enigma
VASHI Vi TON — Aa wegbgaln* repiner mut.1 expect though of coin* he doe* IKA to* be widen reviled, especially by auihunuet moi. a lo* tolerance fur disvc'4 My * ninon have becrime ai) iriUocrauue lo such* rulers that they cam* bear my presence
Last year, u* Mexuuat aOhuntxe* took offense at auczx- caimans I wfWU- about tber corrupt way* aal MULroaaaed XegiMMaun Parral me from liter unhappy -and Fir a stale they teetered us ye antas brim of adc orang me ie Puiwnd despite my akmcumanxti They first rrptkd my ap' pucauieu for a visa, the® a Pahsfe diploma! turned up rn my albe* ta assure me trial aw inhospitality sax Mended and that I would he wcftomoc* rf only I wou>d app:.* anam I da so and sax rejected again W'bec I bung® a® exp-ana'jor tram the Pouiii Eat-hasty a lest agreeable dip* Jtiai macle A quae clear that I am a* pupaiar is Poaad at a polecat at a last. party The urn cawl us*-.*, that I can thai I can
draw ina the casfktm coram wk* of the Puc.sfc tsmmam* it thai they boe I ware me lo get Uwetber W itt Soudan! > leader Lect) W’aks* I have newt fur the Pouts. ajtixr.be* Throng.'. indergmnd cowtac.lt. I tun e conli tided the' arrangemefllt I a anted to make ic perirn I curve helped arrange lur Hotlywood producer* Ralfdb Andres* and Toe. Veals lo brian to the scree*, the gallant story ti Lech Wales* The script sill he wnaea by vetera? screeifsnlef L*unei Cbrtwyad six aas aho expec-t to be barred frere Poland hereafter IncndrtAaily. the Foul#, palm* seal get a lime for the right*; a1 re*albe* sii he paid lo the Solidarity moi enseal Had I beer aboard to vim Poland. I sould also have sought as interview wish Ole Pok*k genera, she roe* the oouBkry Wojoedb Jamzeisk. Nos I mink rely wtfleaid ss we ifflWlffwnr report*
There ta no qmtXxM* that Jarutesskj run* a fcuiaary cL-.tstorehap. maacka.ii* cts centratii*. '-vwy* for foes
empjoyi .ab the agly an* cd tne puixe skate. A* deiem* suinuker ie tnt uke .‘sbu* he reported.y had a hand as the aO^&esruh* parte* that drove many cd the few rerzuuesnt Jew* out cif Po-arj:
CerUsalf a free press ha* no pace si ht* d—cst*- sdsemes he ha* heiped uqutdabe free esgresiaur. ut Phftaad Oocy uut nxekh, Is* na ponce as*usle>d demMukrauri ai Gdama and Wroclaw they aho tamped Walesa fram uyng a sreaik ai a worker*' mmmmemL Yet Jar ox el* ti is bobbled by
rame«d*_be* isherwed tram a toeax huaory He i* the sub al PttkO. arukocro* six were executes ny SSW fennel* dura^* World War II Spared he rekiealeid from POans sub the Red Army ani sa* virtaalry raised by She ftuiuiah*
He maerhed hats u*o ta*, narrow* as the Naxu cleared bat ueapsae fess nobie unease, he ruse ttarwugb the ranki a the Soviet' tpunsurec Puusfc regnnes Apparerk.y, he a traced by the Sonet mulier? tm Onns&ed
by the Sorsel secret pocxe
Oar yam mbeHagence analysts tend lo see Jaraze-uaL as a man in a Ugh! corner who puiywd akm* s.tr. the Russaans rather than rub the fate <4 ms pared* - as a leader who now threads ha say hrtseen the demands of the Kreauur. and the newds d the Polish
SUH the general • who sear* dart glasses because of seat eyer* and a hick brace because «t back prbbiem* - remains an otgna hl'S analysts They aren't quite sore shesher he * a clever Soviet stooge or a cautions Pa-sr. patr.a
Be prentdew meas stale, over a society on the edit* «d im bobbed fey the mOiaphfaiion ai debt* He has beer, obliged to barrow heavily from the Weak, shoat news tenths he hadds at bay
Outrage af the week
What does the Boreal of Land Management barre to Ode*
Few Amcrtean* have even heard ai this agency, let alane know rn hnrtkon and BLM Oftnah apparently swat to beep a that say. They we jam proposed a secret system for nw*r^ uaey dent want Cnemis ar the pgfehc lo knew
Acenrdfehg la an marmd mema an the pwp—I, the new *> steer. atS fee dcnjgnaied SAM. tar Specie. Attorn Memanwhnn or, an employ en fenve already reukerpmed ttse aer any a. Secret Adataiouatiaa
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comment, estimates or response from any bureau office'' • in other words, any memo that might give Congress or the public a due as to what' s really going on
To make this point perfectly clear, tht-memo states: -SAM mill NOT fee routinely available to the public unless they are released in response to a request after appropriate review and approval.”
WTiat could BLM have to hide! Possibly an agreement to let the Environmental Protection Agency dump toxic wastes on BLM-administered land, or permission for the Pentagon or Energy IVpartment to test
bur Wars weapons on BLM land in secrecy
No human tragedy is too ghastly to serve as grist for the propaganda nulls of anyone with a political point to make. The Union Carbide poisonous gas leak at Bhopal. India, was no exception
Radio Moscow has been telling its listeners that the pesticide plant was actually a center for poison gas experiments” and chemical weaponry ” It suggested that NATO and the Pentagon were considering use of "similar killer gases in Afghanistan or somewhere in Central America.
Mean while, a prominent sikh dissident in •Whdwi, Dr. Jagjit Singh Cholum, claims the gas leak was the result of sabotage ” by the KGB, which wanted to drive Union Carbide oak to that the Soviets could take over the I alkin pesticide market
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