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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 12, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas (T*o)vnspe.op?<z W* BV WvU-tAM^ r we've finally caught THE “LONE ASSAULTER' VPU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REM AIM SILEMT... THE RIGHT TO A SPEEDV TRIAL,.. THE RIGHT TO SIa/IMG A LUCRATIVE BOOK AMD MOVIE DEAL ... What's Your Beef? Got a complaint or a comment about something in Comal or Guadalupe counties? Write it down or call the HeraldZeitung with it and it might wind up as a part of Bob Baker’s “What’s Your Beef?” cartoons. Our mailing address is P.O. Drawer 361, New Braunfels 78131. The phone number is 625-9144, and we’re open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All kinds of local ideas are welcome, but the Herald Zeitung reserves the right to select the ideas to be used in the paper. If you idea appears in “What’s Your B^ef?”, we’ll give you credit in the cartoon. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. Abraham Lincoln O Hvrald-Zfitung pinions Dave Kramer, Edit rn mid ( 'tenettil Malinger Susan Hairs, Managing EelitotMike RoykoComments about the Big Apple sound like sour grapes There’s no place in America that’s rapped by outsiders as much as Nevv York ( ity. Just mention New York, and even those rustics who have never been there will talk about its crime, noise, traffic, slums, subways, high prices and the abrasiveness of the people. But the reaction of New Yorkers to the criticism is unique    Write something critical about almost any other part of the country    the smallest hick town or an entire state and the natives will shriek. They will write angry letters Local newspapers will howl in editorials and columns. Politicians will demand apologies. New Yorkers shrug it off Jimmy Breslin, Hie city’s greatest columnist, once explained their cool reaction: “Yeah, if somebody writed sump’n about New Yawk, we just point to it and say : See? Even dey know what it s like heah!”’ But New Yorkers shoudln’t have to {nit up w ith the crabby whirlings of a star professional tennis player named Kevin Curren, who was all over the network news this week. Curren, a native of South Africa who recently became a U.S. citizen in order to make money, was thumped in a first-round match in the U.S. Open. He went before the TV cameras to explain his surprising loss. Was it his serve, his backhand, his forehand, his sweatband? No. The city of New York did it to him. “I hate the city, the environment and Flushing Meadow. There is noise, the people in the grandstand are never seated, and it takes an hour and a half in traffic to get here. ... They should drop a A-bomb on the ■hub I GOOP CORP, WOK AT VOO. pesiwe, HOMgtess, PRESSUP IN RASS;., WHO PONT OOO GST AdOB? U*)t TBI? Mailbag Some problems need to be considered now! To the Editor: It is time to ‘Give a Dam!” My reference is not just focused on water but on the many issues surrounding the impact of unplanned growth on the quality of our lives and that of future generations But, for clarity, I will u.si* water as the issue. For years I have silt through and have been a part of many meetings on water. Always I have been amazed at how very confident and comfortable those are who are against wliat is being offered as .solutions. What is most discouraging is that they seem to always have the key to gaining support from the masses not in attendance who don’t even un derstand the problem much less the possible solutions The key they use that seems to work everytime: “It will cost too much!” I recently attended a meeting in San Antonio where the picture was being made pretty clear that the regional water supply was indeed becoming endangered. Dams, as part of the solution, were presented as a necessary part of keeping the faucets and springs flowing. But a well-attended and organized group continued to contend, “It will cost too much. Conservation and protection of the magnificent and abundant supply of Edwards Aquifer water will just keep italla’flowing!” No question that protection and conservation are a must, a first priority, but it just ain’t gonna be enough! You see, folks, what I think you are not realizing is that those around your aquifer —• on other aquifers — feel the same. Specifically, I refer to those dependent on die Trinity Aquifer Group which is a dud of an aquifer compared to yours. There already is a dam (Canyon) built that they could hook onto a supplement a rapidly dwindling underground water supply, but NO! They side with you, “It would cost too much! ” And so, not giving (building) a dam, you keep looking, growing, and annexing to the north and northwest with no plans, into territory where folks won’t use the dam they’ve got. Underground, the Trinity Group Aquifer pales in comparison to yours on top of the ground the folks can’t see the lake for the hills, the trees and the houses. Presents a rather damnable situation, wouldn’t you say? If it cost too much NOW, I only hope there are enough rich uncles around IRATER for our children to milk, or they really are going to have reason to say, “Damn!” Betty Baker I" z X to V c 0 EVERYONE SOI IT7 THE PRESI-J PTSI UMI RAPA ME95A6E J I Of PAI I tm TD OUR ZULL' j brethren. amp The resp \ Of US MI SUPPORT HIM IN THf CHORUSES. / '*/■ ' V 9-11 MUSICIANS REAPS? SPIES PIPI COUNT IT Off MR PRES /PENT' / UH . OMV FIVE, SIK, SEVEN, EIGHT, UH, NINE! '‘OKAY. BLACK FOLKS,6QNNAC0NRPE, PAPPIN 'RON REA6AN IS ON YOUR SiPf I HOTTA BUI CVE IfAfmiHEIP GOES, IT SURE Am MORE SKIN OFF MY NOSE TEMPO, MR PRESIPENT, TEMPO! I (M/6000 SOQ! THAT BEHNE! place.” I^t us examine his complaint. Every day, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers crawl for an hour through miserable traffic in order to get to their jobs. Not just New Yorkers, but people in every big, congested American city. They finally arrive and they perform surgery, wait on tables, ride in squad cars, work on assembly lines, cut somebody’s hair, sweep floors, program computers, chase customers, duck creditors, and do whatever to make a buck. Sometimes the air conditioner breaks down, the briss is mean, the customer is rude, the coffee is bitter, the noise is deafening. Their feet hurt, their heads hurt, their backs hurt, and after work they are three-deep at the bar for a fast one before they jump back into traffic or on the bus or subway or commuter train for the long ride home. And they do it every day for weeks, months, years. For a lifetime. And when it’s finally over, they are loaded into the hearse and the hearse immediately runs into a traffic jam. But here we have a young man, healthy and strong, earning upward of $300,000 a year for prancing about in shorts and hitting a ball with a racquet, being adnured by lovely young things, signing autographs, staying in the finest hotels, eating in the most elegant of restaurants. And he’s moaning to the entire country about agonies of playing a tennis match in Queens. If it’s that miserable playing a few sets of tennis there, what the hell does he think it’s like to live there? And he was getting paid for it. Why, in New York, some people buck an hour and a half of traffic in order to pay for the privilege of playing an hour of tennis. He groaned that the spectators moved about the stands. What the heck, every night in New York, some people awaken to see strangers moving about their apartments. I might have sympathy if he had been mugged in front of his hotel, heisted by an oily-palmed maitre d\ chased through Central Park by a needy youth, bitten by a fellow’ subway passenger, or exposed to a speech by Mayor Kwh. But losing a tennis game? The twit. And it is unconscionable of him to say that the city of New York should be nuked! Nobody should ever say something like that. Absolutely nobody. Except maybe a Cub fan who remembers 1969. Mailbag policy The Herald Zeitung welcomes the opinions of its readers, and we’re happy to publish letters to the editor. While readers’ opinions on local issues generally are of more interest to other readers, we welcome letters on any topic — local, state, national or international — that U*e writer chooses to address. Content will not prevent publication unless the letter is judged to be potentially libelous. Send your letter to: Mailbag, New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 361, New Braunfels Texas, 78131. letters may also be hand delivered to the newspaper offices at 186 S. Casten. Your representatives Sen. Phil Gramm Rep. Tom Loeffler United States Senate U.S. House Washington D C., 20510 of Representatives 1212 Long worth House Office Bldg Washington, D C. 20515 Goy. Mark White Governor's Office Room 200 State Capitol Austin, Texas 78701 Rep. Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Sen. John Traeger P.O. Box 2910 Texas Senate Austin, Texas 78769 Capitol Station Austin, Texas 78711 Rep. Mac Sweeney (Guadalupe County) Sen. Lloyd Bentsen U.S. House United States Senate of Representatives Room 240 Russell Bldg Washington, D C., 20515 Washington, D.C. 20510 ;

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