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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 4ABHerald-ZaitungB Friday, Juna 16,1906 Opinion ■ To talk with Managing Editor Doug Loveday about the Opinion page, call 625-9144, ext. 21    . H e t u n g “The media has positioned itself as finding the good story at the expense of other people.” — Earl Graves publisher/business executive, 1994 EDITORIAL Bring on the YMCA Services would compliment, enhance other youth-oriented programs in city Choices. We have have hundreds, even thousands to make each day. Sometimes we wish we didn’t have so many decisions to make about how to spend our extra time, but one additional option would be welcome for this community and its youth. The opening of a YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) would offer the youth of New Braunfels the opportunity to spend their spare time in a safe, educational and healthy environment. • With so many poor options available on the streets these days (even in small towns like ours), a YMCA would be a welcome partner here. Many people agree. Interested proponents of a YMCA have been making inquiries about such a project for years. More recently, the Leadership New Braunfels classes of 1993 and 1994 studied the feasibility of locating a youth center/YMCA in the city. Discussions continue today, and some of the same arguments against a Y in the community are still heard. Some believe that a youth center or Y would cut into other youth programs throughout the community, drawing youth participants and their adult volunteers away to the Y. But a YMCA is not a building but a “delivery of services geared to the local community,” according to Bill Martin with San Antonio’s Y. Where New Braunfels is already strong in programs for the youth, a local YMCA would stay away from or work to enhance those programs. And where we might be lacking, the YMCA would move in and fill those needs. Besides the sports-oriented programs and facilities they are known for, YMCAs also offer services like after-school care, child care, Youth Volunteer Corps and Teen-Parent Education. If enough support is shown and the local community is able to raise the funds necessary to support a YMCA here, residents and those already involved with our youth should put their full backing to the Y. The goal is the same, and a YMCA would only benefit those most needing attention — our youth. (Today’s editorial was written by Managing Editor Doug Loveday.) Write us The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung welcomes letters on any public issue. The editor reserves the right to correct spelling, style, punctuation and known factual errors. Letters should be kept to 250 words. We publish only original mail addressed to The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung bearing the writer's 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: * Letters to the Editor c/o The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung P.O. Drawer 311328 New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328 Fax:(210)625-1224 New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Editor and Publisher............................................................David Sullens General Manager............................................................Cheryl Duvall Managing Editor...........................................................Doug Loveday Advertising Director......................................................Tracy    Stevens Circulation Director....................................................Carol Ann Avery Pressroom Foreman...................................................Douglas Brandt Classified Manager........................................................Laura    Cooper City Editor.....................................................................Roger    Croteau Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels HeruU-Zeitung (USPS 377-880) 707 Landa St. or P.O. Drawer 311328. New Braunfels. Comal County. Tx. 78131 -1328. Second class postage paid by the New Braunfels He raid-Zeitung in New Braunfels, Texas. Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: three months, $19; six months, $34; one year. $60. Senior Citizen Discount* by carrier delivery only: six months. $30; one year. $56. Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas: three months, $28.80; six months, $52; one year, $97.30. Mail outside Texas: six months. $75; one year, $112.25. Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 5:30 p m. Tuesday through Friday or by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday may call (210) 625-9144 or by 7 p m weekdays or by 11 a m on Sunday. Posthaste*: Send address changes to the New Braunfels HeraH Zeitung, P O Drawer 311328. New Braunfels. Tx. 78131 • 1328. Online contact ■ To submit letters and guest j columns electronically by way of; online services or Internet, or to * simply contact staff members, ! the Herald-Zeitung’s address is ! Opinion_ Respect for fathers still lacking Sunday, June 18 is Father’s Day. It’s time to honor all those fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who give of their time and their money to make life more pleasant for us. Sometimes I think we do too much bashing of the male population, and maybe it’s time to commend them for the good works they do. Granted, there are some not so good ones in the world, but they are the ones we hear about and read about. What about all those great wonderful men who take care of, both materially and physically, their families and nurture and care for them? What about those guys who take out the garbage, mow the lawn, oil the squeaking anything, wash the car, repair the plumbing, baby-sit, attend all the sports and school functions, do occasional cooking and cleanup, take the family out to eat and on vacations, and lift all those heavy items? Marie Dawson Yes, there really are some like that, more than many women will admit to. Furthermore, there are pretty great stepfathers in the world, too. They are not all had as many people think. Well, Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to salute them and let them know how much they are appreciated. In fact, Father’s Day came about as a reaction. In 1909, Mrs. John Bruce Dodd was attending a Mother’s Day service in Spokane, Wash., and she began to wonder why there was no day of the year to pay tribute to fathers. Mrs. Dodd’s thoughts were prompted by memories of her own father. His wife had died young, and he had been left to raise six children single-handedly. He made every possible sacrifice for his family without complaining. Mrs. Dodd soon realized that he was not the only such father. She drafted a letter to the Spokane Ministerial Association setting out her proposal for a Father’s Day. They approved and sub* mitted the proposal to the YMCA, feeling that its members were best suited for putting it into action. In 1910, Spokane, Washington became the first , * city in the world to observe Father’s Day. Mrs. J Dodd wanted June 5 as celebration since it was her ; father’s birth date, but others felt it was too close to * Mother’s Day and it was finally agreed that the 3rd ! Sunday in June would be the time. In 1916, President! Wpodrow Wilson inaugurated the celebration in | Spokane. However, the fight to gain official nation-; a1 recognition had not yet been won, and several * attempts failed. This led Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, • in Feb. 1957, to accuse Congress of discriminating I against fathers. “Either we honor both our parents,*! mother and father,” she said, “or none.” It took; another 15 years until, in 1972, President Richard ; Nixon signed a Congressional Resolution, putting • Father’s Day on an equal footing with Mother’s! Day.    ; So, now you know the rest of the story. This Sun-' day, June 18, honor your father and your mother, yout> grandparents, and your extended family. After all,, none of us would be much without them. (Marie Dawson is a New Braunfels resident who ^ writes exclusively about senior citizen issues.) r ......... I,!-    'I oaaer sob itti-the mosr pmbi latter Me WU! NEIN Pl „ UDOH KST &10WN mi fttriNGi Modest hopes for G-7 summit Who To Call HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An explosive U.S.-Japanese trade dispute and the intractable conflict in Bosnia overshadowed yesterday’s beginning of the annual economic summit of industrial democracies. President Clinton vowed to press his demand that Japan open its market to U.S. automobiles. “Millions of American exports and thousands of American jobs depend upon our success,” Clinton said at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D C., as he headed to lite seven-nation gathering. Clinton arrived in dull, overcast weather. The rain held off and a welcoming ceremony by school children waving U.S. and Canadian Hags went ahead. Clinton’s first order of business was a mid-afternoon meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama before the formal summit-opening ceremonies. “I will make it clear to the prime minister that I am determined lo carry through on my effort to open Japan’s auto markets,” Clinton said. The trade dispute could bring U.S trade sanctions against Japan on June 28. A senior U.S. official complained Today In History By The Associated Press Today is Friday, June 16, the 167th day of 1995. There are 198 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 16, 1963, the world’s first female space traveler, Valentina Tereshkova, was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union aboard Vostok 6. On this date: In 1567, Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in Scotland. In 1858, in a speech in Springfield, III., Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, "A house divided against itself cannot stand.” In 1883, baseball’s first “Ladies’ Day” took place as the New York Analysis about lack of support from European allies in die quarrel, saying they appear to back Japan while eager to reap benefits from American efforts to open Japanese markets. "We’re working at cross purposes,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The dispute set the stage for prickly exchanges here both with European leaders and Murayama. But Japanese officials voiced reluctance to deal with the auto dispute here. “We are absolutely convinced that the summit should not be overtaken by bilateral trade issues,” Japanese delegation spokesman Terusuke Terada said in an interview with Associated Press Television. Clinton was accompanied by his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and top members of his economic team: Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor and Laura Tyson, head of the president’s National Economic Council. The leaders of the United States, France, Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan headed into their three-day meeting against a background of Gothams offered women free admission to a-game against the Cleveland distractions and disagreements, with prospects for achievements modest at best. Clinton also said in his departure remarks that he hopes that summit partners can make progress in the fight against terrorism, nuclear smuggling and reforming international monetary institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund so the United States will not be "the lender of last resort.” Overall, Clinton said, “This summit marks another concrete step in our effort to advance the security and prosperity of the American people by seizing the opportunity of the global economy.” Murayama arrived first on Wednesday. Germany’s Chancellor Helmut Kohl came Thursday .The leaders of Britain, France and Italy were following. The summit starts officially with a dinner hosted by Canada’s Prime Minister Jean Chretien at Government House, the ornamental 19th century residence of the provincial governor. After years of increasingly lavish Group of Seven summits, this one played down the pomp — just one fireworks display. Spiders. (New York won, 5-2). In 1903, Ford Motor Co. was incorporated. In 1933, the National Industrial Recovery Act became law. (It was later struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.) In 1943, comedian Charles Chaplin married his fourth wife, 18-year-old Oona O’Neill, daughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill, in Carpenieria, Calif. In 1955, Pope Pius XII excommunicated Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron — a ban that was lifted eight years later. In 1960, the Alfred Hitchcock movie “Psycho” opened in New York. In 1961, Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West while his troupe was in Paris. In 1970, Kenneth A. Gibson of Newark, NJ., became the first black to win a mayoral election in a major Northeast city. In 1977, Soviet Communist Party General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev was named president, becoming the first person to hold both posts simultaneously. In 1978, President Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties. Ten years ago: On day three of the hijacking of TWA Flight 847, the hijackers released a letter signed by 29 passengers, calling on President Reagan to refrain from launching a military rescue. Five years ago: A crowd in the Netherlands welcomed African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, who thanked them for staunch Dutch support for the anti-apartheid move- U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICES: . f Preaidant of tho U.S. Bill Clinton 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500 202-456-1414 Vice President of the U.S. Al Gore Old Executive Office Bldg. 17th St. and Pennsylvania NW Washington, D.C. 20501 202-456-2326 UiSi SENATORS. Phil Gramm 402 E. Ramsey Rd. San Antonio, TX 78216 512-366-9494 Key Bailey Hutchison 961 Federal Bldg. 300 E. 8th St. Austin, TX 78703 512-482-5834 U.S. CONGRESSMAN: Lamar Smith 1100 N.E. Loop 410, Ste. 640 San Antonio, TX 78209 210-821-5024 Frank Tajada 1313 S.E. 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