New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
Red Stocking Revue helpers earn thanks
An open letter to the people of New Braunfels and surrounding areas.
As chairpersons of the recently staged production of the Community Service Center’s Red Stocking Revue, Melaney and I would like to thank all who gave of their time, talents and energies to make this year’s show such a huge success.
It would be impossible to list each individual and their contributions to this success, but we have known for some time that this community will always respond, if the cause is just, and will help those of our community who are less fortunate than themselves.
We repeatedly witnessed this caring and willingness to help throughout the past year! Whenever we needed something all we had to do was ask and it was provided. This included everything from material to surround the band stand to providing a Porta-Potti for the cast and crew behind the Civic Center. We commend the citizens and businesses who so willingly responded to our appeals for help.
There are, however, two organizations in particular whom we must publicly thank and commend for their public service in support of this charity fund raiser. The Herald-Zeitung and KGNB/KNBT Radio have gone out of their way to publicize the shows. They have given us publicity from the Stammtisch to front page articles and 30 second spots to live broadcast interviews. This coverage began at our organizing committee meeting and continued till the final show! It is sincerely appreciated by all of us who have worked so hard to make it a success Our community is truly blessed! We live in a beautiful area that is filled to the brim with caring people. What more could one ask for!
It has been our privilege to serve as chairpersons for the 1994 edition of the Revue. We have made new, and renewed old, friendships and firmly believe that what cannot be accomplished by a few, is easily done when many join and work together to reach a common goal. We are already looking forward to the June 1996 production!
Jim and Melaney Beath General Chairpersons, Red Stocking Revue
Herald-Zftitung thanked for coverage
Please accept my appreciation for the excellent coverage given by the Herald-Zeitung for the Red Stocking Revue. Your willingness to help us get the word out about our show insured its success.
The many volunteers’ efforts would have been in vain without the community being informed of this worthy cause.
Many thanks to you and your staff for your support.
Ruth Pharis Publicity Chair, Red Stocking Revue
Free-spending Congress needs to be brought under control
I think we need to be reminded frequently just who the framers of our Constitution gave the real power to control this country, the President or the Congress The President has no authority to spend one thin dime the Congress has not appropriated The President has no authority to change the national debt ceiling.
The Congress has established oversight committees for every administrative agency the President controls If
Congress does not like what these agencies do they can cut their budgets. The President has no authority to set tax rates. That’s Congress’ duty. The President has no authority to borrow money. And last but not least, the Congress has override power over the President’s veto.
In a recent letter to the editor, Mr. Lendon E. Gilpin states that Presidents Reagan and Bush increased the national debt by 300 percent and they ’’slashed income taxes for the wealthiest people in this country and then borrowed that lost revenue back from them at 9 1/2 percent, interest in the form of $10,000 treasury bills.”
No President has this kind of power! !! It’s the Congress that has control over these functions and who has controlled Congress for the greater part of the Reagan/Bush period? It’s the Congress that has really screwed up this country.
Look at the $4 trillion the Congress has appropriated for welfare. Has it solved the problem? Just go to Chicago and look at the vast rows of hi-rise apartments built for the poor. Chain link fencing had to be installed top to bottom because they were throwing their garbage off the balconies into the courtyard below. Now they want to tear these buildings down and move these people into single dwellings. Clinton wants to spend another $9.5 billion on welfare before ‘‘ending welfare as we know it.” The only problem is that after two years they go on the government’s payroll. It would be funny if it was not so stupid. I doubt Congress will go for this.
I encourage everyone who wants to bring our government back to fiscal responsibility and put a stop to this wild spending to write to their con-gressperson.
William M. Abbott Jr.
Why all the coverage off OJ. Simpson?
After reading three articles in the same issue of the Zeitung on the O. J. Simpson Odyssey and a fourth followup article a few days later, I was curious as to the reason the Herald-Zeitung editor changed the policy of excluding full coverage of anything but local news.
Was this California event so spectacular that the Herald-Zeitung found it necessary to write three articles to justify more than a “short-column" mention of such an event? Were there any circumstances in the event that actually justified the coverage? All the basic ingredients surrounding the “doublemurders” happen every day all over the nation including here in Comal County. What made this one so spectacular?
It has to be the present absolute national adoration and worship that the USA now lavishes on all the local and national sports events and especially their participants These participants (athletes) are the recipients of outrageous unbelievable annual salaries, not including the endorsement perks of clothing and food brand products These athletes attract sexual adoration from the most desirable Hollywood personages. These athletes are the most envied and publicized people in the nation. Our children talk about, read about them, constantly watch them, idolize them to the point of deification.
Even our churches must now offer a successful program (along with our universities) attract any significant attendance by our youth. Can one of these “gods” be guilty of ANY immorality, much less two common bloody murders? I don’t think so!
The writers of two Herald-Zeitung articles may not have the correct genes
to understand this, but why else would many wimyn (politically correct), spend one half of their waking hours using body-building gyms and equipment to emulate the muscle-bound image of their male counterpart?
Why did the International Olympic Committee have to change their rules and allow equal time and recognition for every male-oriented-sports-event? Why are the rales that once stated a fireman must be able to pick up and carry a 200 pound body down a 70 foot ladder now ignored? Because a fireman is now a fire person and a policeman is now a policeperson?
How about the constitutional ambiguity that says ’’all men are created equal?” Is this true? Why does the legal statute read that “facilities must be built for battered or abused women”? If you think it’s bad now, wimyn, wait until our promiscuous president takes all the guns away!
Was Nicole Simpson’s life equal to O. J. Simpson’s life? Was Goldman’s life equal to super-star Simpson’s? Maybe we should convince the U.S. Senator from California, Diane Fein-stein, to now federally ban all knives in that state and in the nation. Maybe she could also arrange to ban all those drunken cars and drag addicted cars that weave all over the national highways and cause more deaths than any other singular statistic.
If this article makes you mad, maybe you should remember in November. If not, just convince yourself that it was the new media’s fault that the LA. police record show O. J. Simpson assaulted his wife IO times and it was the news media’s fault that O. J. left his first wife while she was pregnant for this woman who didn’t survive the tenth assault! Gain your fortune and lifestyle by the news media hype, lose it the same way, for if I recall correctly,there are ll men on a football team, win or lose!
Jim D. Mooney
Ctirlstians need to get involved In politics
Your editorial, “The Fine Line Between Religion and Politics” (June 14, 1994), leaves something to be desired. You seem to believe that “Christians” shouldn’t try to impose their moral values on anyone and at the same time should take part in politics. Surely, the political arena is the place that ideas, opinions, programs and policies are presented to the public.
I can think of a few places where some good “Christian” moral ethics would do more to advance our society than our political arena. Besides, how does one leave their beliefs behind? Should abortionists NOT bring their belief into the political arena? Where has it been proposed that they leave their beliefs behind? The Christians were not the ones that brought such subjects to the public’s attentiop, as we were somewhat content to leave them alone until someone forced a change on us
h is my understanding that Founding I Fathers included the term, “shall make no laws respecting the establishment of | a religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." had in mind banning the adoption of a particular church, i e Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal etc. as j the church sponsored by the nation. They obviously didn’t mean to exclude God, since they invoke the “Nature’s j God" and endowed by their “Creator” and appeal to the “Supreme Judge of | the World."
The first of the facts enumerated, against the king, by the signers to the Declaration of Independence was: “[the King] has refused his assent to laws, the moat wholesome and necessary for the public good ” Wholesome by definition
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It is an impossibility to reconcile my religious beliefs with those that espouse platforms and laws that are diametrically in opposition to those beliefs. I do not see my religion as “propagating, in the name of Jesus, devilish acts, bloody wars, awful persecutions, hate crimes, and political chaos.” I do find it necessary to make every attempt to generate a legislature and an administration that is closest to my thinking. Ones that certainly won’t make laws, or enforce laws, that are repugnant to me.
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