Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on February 26, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, February 26, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & feature Page . Thursday, February 26,1976 Confidence in Intelligence The President has made his pitch on reorganizing the nation's essential intelligence services. He would place primary responsibility for intelligence activities squarely on the chief executive's shoulders. Fair.enough. Congress is also all but certain to demand a role in the reorganization, probably in the area of one or more over-sight committees. Again, fair enough. But the crux of the matter primarily is one of integrity as- practiced by both the men in charge of intelligence activities and the agents who do the work. If integrity is strong, the work performed efficiently and effectively and the letter of the law pertaining to intelligence,upheld, the dark days in which the intelligence services find themselves will soon pass. That means the days of passing the buck, carrying on activities which clearly are illegal and covering up mistakes bordering on criminal activity with stamps of secrecy also are past. It means those members of the intelligence , community who overstep their limits of authority must be yanked back into line and/or fired and/or prosecuted if they fail to conform. Confidence is the key word in any effective intelligence' operation. Despite the,competent and necessary work of a majority of the thousands of persons engaged in intelligence, the reputations of all' have been besmirched by the past misdeeds of a few. Restoring public confidence in this essential service will require sincere efforts by both the legislative and executive branches: Inside Report One Insult too Many Few countries in the world have received as much •aid from the United States as has India. More than $10 billion in assistance was provided over a 20-year period before aid was suspended at the time of the India-Pakistan war in 1971. Probably fewer strings were attached to that aid than is usually the case. No military base agreements were involved, no defense pacts and no real expectation that any of the "loans" ever would be repaid. Despite that record, India consistently has opposed the United States' positions in world affairs. Then came Prime Minister Indira G an dhi's turn toward totalitarianism, ending temporarily at least India's experiment with democracy. Notwithstanding all of that, the State Department was willing to resume aid and had received approval from Congress to provide $75 million a year. It was, that is, until the Gandhi charge that the v United States was trying to undermine her government. Washington has broken off aid talks. Enough is too much. Rarest of Days Rarer than a day in June is the 29th of February. For four years man has hoarded the hours to make what he now extravagantly spends, lopping six hours off each solar year to lengthen this one to 366 days. The astronomy of leap year is clear enough but not man's management of it. It is the special and unavoidable misfortune of the United States that leap year coincides with election year. But was it necessary to imitate Julius Caesar in adding the day to February, prolonging the winter instead of extending the summer? And no one knows why the boon of the extra day should have been tarnished back in the 13th century by making the whole year perilous for bachelors. But enough. A gift horse .is a free ride whatever the conditions. This year we have 24 more hours to live. ? Reader's Letter Letter to the Editor: The "Iowa Rail Passenger Service Study" prepared by the Iowa Department of Transportation is very appropriately bound in a black binding. It is so negative, morbid and discouraging about the future of rail passenger service and, AMTRAK that after you have completed reading it you , can almost see Mr. Victor Preisser's blue uniformed DOT highway enforcement officers nailing the lid on AMTRAK's coffin. In the first 32 pages of this study you will find 25 references to the "deteriorating financial condition of Amtrak" and "massive taxpayer support." But never do you find a comparison of the taxpayer subsidy between Amtrak and other modes of transportation such as air, bus or highway. The only hope for support for such groups as WARP (Western Association .of Railroad Passengers) from the head of the Iowa DOT, Mr. Preisser, is that his denouncement of C.W. McCall's hit recording "Convoy" increased it's sales in Iowa from 500 records a week to 3,000 records a week. Perhaps his eulogy of Amtrak will inspire the citizens of Iowa to demand their share of the tax dollars that they are paying for Amtrak be spent in Iowa and not in Florida. It seems strange that we did not hear from Mr. Preisser and the Iowa DOT when American Airlines announced that they wanted to increase their routes to include Des Moines and Omaha and at the same time they announced a 49 million dollar loss in the first 10 months of 1975. If Amtrak should stay out of Iowa because it is losing money, why should American Airlines be encouraged to add Iowa to its already losing route structure? Eastern Airlines has announced that they will need a 129 million dollar subsidy from the federal government to stay in business in 1976. The airline industry has and always will be highly • subsidized with taxpayers dollars in navigation aids, mail routes, equipment design, and outright cash subsidies. Why does the Iowa DOT feel that Amtrak can operate or compete with these other forms of transportation without subsidy? The U.S. Postal Department is losing billions of dollars, so are we as Iowa taxpayers going to ask the post Meany Loves Scoop Again By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON — The real political news out of last week's AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting in Bal Harbour, Fla., was not that George Meany is yearning for Ted Kennedy or Hubert Humphrey but that his first choice for President once again is Scoop Jackson. Intimates of AFL-CIO President Meany say his press conference remarks were misinterpreted to . indicate that he favors a convention draft of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy or Sen. Hubert Humphrey. To the contrary, according to these insiders, Meany has now forgiven Sen. Henry M. Jackson for supporting the trade act — poison to labor — and now wants him for President (though he will make no endorsement). Thus, Jackson's patient courtship of Meany over many months is crowned with success. department to quit bringing mail into Iowa simply because they are losing money? ^ I think the Iowa DOT had better get in step with the times and realize that public transportation given a fair competitive advantage will conserve dollars, energy and environmental elements much more than other modes of transportation. Why is Amtrak losing money on its present routes? Not because the ridership is any less than air or bus in . percentage of occupancy, but because Amtrak is operating on the same basic fare structure as when it was conceived in 1970. If its costs were the same as in 1970, it would be showing a profit. The same is true of airlines, their operational costs have risen faster than their fare increases. But they still have mail and freight contracts to offset some of this loss, while Amtrak has only passengers as revenue and can in no way compete with other modes of transportation in the face of rising costs of operation. Therefore, it is unfair for the Iowa DOT in their study to compare Amtrak with these other modes.. It is interesting to note that this study paints a very bleak financial picture for all three east-west routes (Chicago Northwestern, Illinois Central and the Milwaukee) studied in Iowa. Could it be that this is the best political approach to further Amtrak service in Iowa? If you have to pick one over the other, the people in the areas not picked could be upset. So just say that there isn't a good potential for Amtrak in Iowa and then you won't have to endorse any route or area of the state and therefore will not create any political enemies. This study states that the Chicago North Western route has no access to Union Station jn Chicago, yet WARP in it's layman research has found that a train on the CNW can switch to the Milwaukee tracks at the Western Avenue junction in Chicago and proceed directly to Union Station. It would seem that the Iowa DOT could have found this out with their team of experts in rail transportation. Maybe the experts aren't always right? The one encouraging statement in this study is that the state of Iowa has no jurisdiction over Amtrak. Therefore WARP is free to continue its relationship with Amtrak in the same favorable manner that it has enjoyed over the past three years.—William D. Keith, Chairman, Western Association of Railroad Passengers, Carroll. Until recently, Meany had privately complained that Jackson had sold out the labor movement by supporting the trade bill as a way "to get Jewish votes" by attaching to the bill the Jackson amendment for Soviet emigration. "Meany's off that kick now," reports an AFL-CIO insider. While Meany previously complained to friends of a conspiratorial partnership between Jackson and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on the trade bill — incredible on its face — he now contends Jackson was duped by Kissinger. Besides Jackson's patience in not counterattacking in response to Meany's past taunts, a major reason for the 81-year-old labor leader's change of heart may be the support Jackson commands among Meany's colleagues — such as AFL-CIO international secretary Joe Keenan and president Eddie Carlough of the sheet metal workers. Another reason may be Meany's concern that former Gov. Jimmy Carter of Georgia will be nominated unless stopped by Jackson. Meany's staff last week prepared for him an 11-page memorandum detailing Carter's shortcomings on issues nearest and dearest to Meany's heart: national defense, the Middle East, civil rights, the economy, consumer protection — and, of course, "right to work" legislation. NERVOUS ABOUT CONNALLY John B. Conally's invitation to Republican leaders from all 50 states for a private barbecue lunch at his Picosa ranch in Texas four days after the Florida primary election angered and alarmed President Ford's campaign planners. Advice Bosoms Take Lead in Male Poll By Abigail Van Buren DEAR READERS: I asked my readers to please send me a postcard telling me what they noticed first about the opposite sex. The response was almost equally divided between men and women, with slightly more men responding than women., First, the responses from the men: The bosoms were out in front by a wide margin! However, many men who said that the first thing they notice about a woman was her bosom added that the size of a woman's bust isn't important. An Austin, Tex., man wrote, "I married 'Miss Knockers of 1941,' and our marriage was a disaster. Two children and four years later we were divorced. We just never communicated." A Baltimore bosom-watcher wrote that he has become an expert on guessing whether a woman's breasts are "real," padded or enlarged by silicone implants. And anything phony turns him off. From Seattle: "I'm only 28 — not old enough to be considered a dirty old man — but I have to admit that my eyes go right to a girl's bosom first. If she's not wearing a bra, I figure she's probably liberated. "But liberated women are not necessarily pushovers. In fact, I've found that most liberated women are just the opposite. They refuse to be used Health Quick Heart Beat Bv Lawrence ,E. Lamb, M.D "• '"DEAR DR. L'AiviB — My husband wakes from a sound sleep with his heart beating rapid and hard, and sometimes with shortness of breath. His hands break out in a cold sweat and sometimes his leg muscles jerk. These spells last from five to 10 minutes. There is slight discomfort in the upper abdomen. He doesn't drink coffee, alcoholic beverages or smoke. He is 50 and not overweight. His blood pressure has always been a little on the low side and his occupation involves plenty of physical exercise. Sixteen years ago he had similar symptoms and was found to have a duodenal ulcer. With antacids and diet he was pronounced cured. When these spells started this time the doctor said it was nerves and gave him Valium. It helped. This year a different doctor also prescribed Valium. My husband says he feels relaxed when he goes to bed and it seems hard to believe that nerves could be the cause of these symptoms while he is sleeping. Do you agree? Could these be symptoms of a ruptured esophagus, since they occur only at night while he is lying down? The next day, he feels fine and does a day's work. We would like your opinion. DEAR READER — Disturbance of sleep is sometimes a symptom of various emotional problems, including anxiety and depression. However, the absence of symptoms at all other times does make one wonder. The rapid forceful heartbeat sounds like on of the paroxysmal rapid heart actions that occur in attacks. They are sometimes related to anxiety or nervousness but may not be. Such attacks can be precipitated by digestive disturbances. Your husband does not have a ruptured esophagus but he may well have a hiatal hernia, which may be what you mean. This is a hernia (rupture) of part of the stomach through an enlarged hole in the diaphragm. It is often associated with leakage of the acid contents of the stomach into the lower esophagus when one is lying down. This can cause some "burning in the pit of the stomach." The irritation of the lower esophagus can then trigger an attack of rapid heart action or even extra beats (skipped beats) of the heart. Antacids are part of the treatment of such a condition. DAILY TIMES HERALD 508 North Court Street Carroll, Iowa Daily Except Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday and Veteran's Day, by the Herald Publishing Company. JAMES W.WILSON, Publisher W. L. RE1TZ, News Editor JAMES B.WILSON, Vice President, General Manager Entered as second-class matter at the post-office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act of March 2,1897. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP dispatches. Official Paper of County and City Subscription Rates By carrier delivery per week -.$ .60 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties where carrier service is not available, per year $20.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year $23.00 All Other Mail In the United States, per year $27.00 Berry's World © 1975 by NEA. Inc. "It's gratifying to know we've reached the point whereby we can afford a small retirement home. The problem is we're in the prime of life and have a family!" as sex objects, and unless they're sure that you really care for them as a 'person,'it's no go." From Milwaukee: "Big breasts have always been No. 1 with me," signed, "Seventy-nine and still looking!" After the bosom-watchers, the next highest percentage of men voted for a woman's "figure," which included not only the way she was built but also other parts of the anatomy. Connecticut men are "leg men," my mail disclosed. But most "fanny fanciers" live in California. One Encino girl-watcher wrote, "I prefer to see the rear view of a woman walking away rather than to see her walking toward me. In fact, I hardly ever notice a woman's face. The way she walks tells me more about her than her face does!" Of those men who stated that they notice a woman's figure first, more than 50 per cent wrote that they preferred their women to be a little on the "meaty" side. And of all the men who stated a preference for "pleasingly plump" girls, most were from Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Ohio! The ''eyes'' came next. A government man in Washington, D.C., wrote, "Not only the eyes per se but also the 'expression' in her eyes. It tells me whether or not she's interested in me. If she's not, it's a challenge that I immediately take up. Sometimes I score. Sometimes I strike out." "The eyes show kindness, cruelty, warmth, trust, friendliness and compassion — or a lack of it. They even show whether that person has had a happy life or not. They reveal suspicion, hostility, patience, tolerance and an invitation for flirtation," wrote a Syracuse philosopher. Tomorrow: more on what men first notice about women. Should the President run poorly in the early primaries, the Ford operatives believe, Connally would immediately be regarded by some Republican politicians as an alternative to Ronald Reagan. They feel the luncheon Saturday, March 14, only enhances Connally's availability. What's more, Ford managers view Connally as the leading potential- scavenger of Ford supporters — capable of turning narrow primary defeats into a general panic. This concern is heightened because the invitation to the Connally .ranch came from State Rep. Ray Hutchison, Texas state Republican chairman who never has concealed his belief that John Connally should be President. A footnote: Worried that President Ford will run below general expectations in the Massachusetts primary March 2, his strategists wanted the President to cap off his campaigning in New Hampshire last week with a visit to Boston on Friday, Feb. 20. No way, said the White House, contending the busing crisis was much too turbulent to risk the insertion of a President. BUSH'S CIA DEBUTZ Old hands at the CIA hoping for the best from a new boy in the intelligence business, George Bush/as their boss were disappointed in his first decision: to publicly renounce the use of news reporters. Key officials in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) did not object to the renunciation in itself but the fact that Bush, in his first act as director, issued a press release about it. These officials accurately predicted to Bush this would be interpreted as surrendering to congressional and news media pressures and, like conciliatory gestures by departed CIA director William Colby, would only generate demands for new concessions. Thus, they recommended the CIA return to its old golden silence and sever journalist connections without hoopla. Bush rejected the advice. PAT'S CLOUT A highly secret poll of New York Democrats taken last December showed Ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan as a potentially stronger candidate for the U.S. Senate nomination than left-wingers who have been running non-stop for months. A scientific survey taken for the New York state Democratic committee (and since suppressed because it violates ,,. campaign laws) shows the following results: former New York city consumer official Bess Myerson, 17 per cent; former Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark, 13 per cent; Rep. Bella Abzug, 12 per cent; Moynihan, 12 per cent. Moynihan's position is even stronger than that. Miss Myerson will not run, and her support consists largely of moderates who likely would go to Moynihan. When the survey was taken, Moynihan had not been talked about seriously as a Senate candidate — unlike the two candidates on the left, Clark (Senate nominee in 1974) and Mrs. Abzug (campaigning for the Senate since 1974). • • Names Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 President Kennedy 5 Entertainer Maxwell 9 Lincoln's son 12 Algonquian Indian 13 Plant shoot 14 Compass point 15 Shelter cloth . 17 Sainte (ab.). 18 Move furtively 19 Intestinal inflammation 21 Existence 23 Musical direction 24 Have a seat 27 Overlook 29 Friends (Fr.) 32 Attire 34 Claim 36 Newspaper executive 37 Actress, Mitzi 36 Greatest quantity 39 Belgian river 41 Town (Cornish prefix) 42 Asian holiday 44 Author Leon 46 Rough outer garment 49 Horrify 53 Force 54 Suits 56 Half-ems 57 And others (Latin) 58 Dwarf 59 Arikaran Indian 60 All finished 61 Love god DOWN 1 Modern planes 2 Algerian seaport 3 Engage for services 4 Asian kingdom 5 Small shield 6 Easter flowers 7 Smirch 8 Namesakes of •a British princess 9 Will 10 Italian city 11 Fourth letter (pl.) 16 With hands on hip 20 European nation 22 Igneous 24 Appear 25 India (comb, form) 26 Sadness (Fr.) 28 Wiser 30 Stravinsky 31 Withered 33 Musteline mammal 35 Lasso 40 Oman's Qabus bin Said 43 Recorded in a way 45 Steeple 46 Above 47 Climbing plant 48 Mother of Apollo (myth.) 50 Decant 51 Year (Latin) 52 WWII boats (ab.) 55 Island (Fr.)

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