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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Inside Repert Thursday, March 4,1976 Portugal's Elections For the first time in 50 years Portugal is on the threshold of freely electing a president and legislature. The election has been assured by an agreement between the armed forces which have held the reins of power since the overthrow of the dictatorship two years ago and the five main political parties. Portuguese voters first will elect a legislature on April 25, and vote about two months later for a president. Competing in the contest will be four left-of-center parties, including the communists, and one conservative faction. It has been a rocky two years since the revolution, with a precipitous tilt at one point toward the minority communists which threatened the transition to a parliamentary democracy. Since this will be the first free election in a half century, Portugal still faces pitfalls in working its way toward a freer society. At least the movement is in the right direction. The conduct of the election on April 25 and the acceptance of its results by the Portuguese people will be a strong indication of how successful the transition has been. All Those Aches British health officials, faced with a deteriorating house of socialized medicine, have been taking a good look at the premises which go into their system and are finding a number of conditions wanting. One of the problems they have found responsible for the impossible workload carried by the doctors and a general overload throughout the system is a belief that since treatment is "free" all twinges, aches and pains ought to be taken to the practitioner. Consequently, the Office of Health Economics is cautioning both doctors and would-be patients to go easy on worry about minor medical problems. To feel like something less than Superman is to feel normal, the OHE advises. The OHE further estimates that in any two-week period the average Briton will experience four irritating symptoms no matter how much medical attention he receives. Practicing a little more stiff upper lip wouldn't hurt a bit. ShouldJ^now Better Nebraska Supreme Court's justice. But the fact remains that the approval of stiffer sentences for concept of "equal justice under the law," upon which this society is lawyers convicted of crimes than normally are given other people is an interesting decision. The high court reasoned that since lawyers are officers of law and ought to know better they deserve more severe penalties than the layman. It is a decision in which many laymen might concur, and some might venture further, to include politicians among those who deserve tougher treatment before the bar of built, should show no favoritism — either way. In the case of lawyers and other professionals who have special responsibilities for their conduct, there are other remedies. Disbarment or other penalties by their professional colleagues, in addition to the usual judicial sentences, would have the same effect. Viewpoint Reformed at List LUDOWICI, Ga. — (NBA) — Not all that vanishes in America is nostalgic. The fading away of corruption in this tiny Southern community is instead, for the nation as well as the residents, a signal for joy .and hope. Good riddance to the past in Ludowici,,it was awful. The future by comparison can't be anything but good. For as far back as anyone remembers, Ludowici and surrounding Long County were twin bastions of repression in the flats of.Georgia timber country.' Politics were controlled by a rumpled old legal baron named Ralph Dawson, and the law was in the hands of equally monarchical Brown Jones. No one held office who didn't agree with this majority of two, and woe be those who violated what passed for the rules. Rule really. Says a local: "The only thing Dawson and Jones demanded was that they get theirs and they did get it, oh, they did." What they got was a nationwide reputation for running one of the sleaziest counties in America. Former Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox said it aptly enough: "The place is lousy, rotten, corrupt, nasty and no good." The sentiment was echoed by an astonishing number of traveling Americans who from unhappy experience nicknamed Ludowici "The Town Without Pity." Located southwest of Svannah at the crossroads of what used to be major highway routes 301 and 82, Ludowici became in the 1940-50s the speed trap capital of the nation. "Anybody who came through got clipped," says filling station operator J. D. Futch. The Futch station sits near the location of the town's only traffic light where in the old days "You could stand here all day long and watch the boys flag near every car with an out of state plate." Caution djd the visitor^ no good; if they weren't speeding, they weren't stopping at the , light properly, or they were swerving over the center line, or, in some cases, "the boys,just got them for going too slow." Once got, the routine never varied. Police would harrass the victims with ' heavy questions, this to get them properly worried, then slap them with heavy fines. Payment was immediate, of course, usually to a judge, but sometimes to the police who promptly pocketed the cash. Visitors; without means werejreated with special severity, normally the clink where visions of the chain gang were implanted until such time as the motorists came up with money from home. But traffic violations were only part of' the ruse. Present Sheriff Cecil Nobles, who was reared4wo miles outside of Ludowici, says there were unlimited ways in which the locals Syria's Rising Star By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON - The spectacular emergence of Soviet-linked Syria over U.S.-linked Egypt as the paramount Arab state in the Arab-Israeli struggle now threatens to undermine even further President Ford's fading prospects for a political settlement in the Mideast. Syria has new standing as prestigious architect of the political settlement in Lebanon ahd champion of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). This forces the U.S. into a major reassessment of earlier hopes that Egypt and President Anwar Sadat would lead the Arab states surrounding Israel into settling the region's endless bloody warefare. The sudden accession of Syria and comparative decline in Egypt within the fitful Arab world can be partially blamed on Mr. Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who are now struck with this unpleasant new reality. But they are not wholly responsible. Equally at fault-is the Israeli government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, which flatly rejected Kissinger's appeals in the summer of 1974 at last to confront the Palestine question. Instead, Rabin insisted — eventually with U.S. support — on a new round of negotiations with President Sadat. This culminated in Kissinger's arrangement of Israeli withdrawal from the mountain passes and oil fields in the Sinai Desert. Far from quickening the pace of political settlement, the Israeli withdrawal (completed last weekend) led directly to the spectacular shift of Syria of Egypt as the dominant Arab influence in the confrontation with Israel. Syria is closely linked to Moscow, a link totally unaffected by Cairo's 1972 decision to break the Soviet connection. Although the Kremlin has long sought to nail down its Syrian relationship with Advice Physiques First in Survey By Abigail Van Buren DEAR READERS: Last week I published the results of my reader survey on what men first noticed about women. (Bosoms were out in front by a wide margin.) Here are the results of what women first notice about men: A whopping 58 per cent of the women who responded said, "His physique!" But nearly every female who wrote that it is the first thing she NOTICES about a man also wrote that it was certainly not the most IMPORTANT. One Beverly Hills rea'der who described herself as a "29-year-old liberated working woman," wrote: "I polled the opinions of the women with whom I work and came up with the consensus that it's wise to avoid the body beautiful-type man because men with great bodies -and bulging muscles are usually conceited, dull or bisexual." On men's physiques: More than t>u per cent of the women wrote that they prefer to have their men at least as tall as they are. A 6-foot Syracuse woman signed "Amorous Amazon," wrote: "Give me a little guy. They overcompensate in ways that more than make up for their size!" An Indianapolis woman wrote: "I notice how a man is built first. The thin ones are usually penny-pinchers. Fat men are more generous, and better dancers, and they don't object to a gal Health Hyperventilation Bv Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D separated the tourists from their money. Service station attendants checking engine oil would often foul up carburetors, then direct the motorists to a swindle garage for "repairs." Some stores had different prices for tourists than for regulars. Barkeeps often' flimflammed customers into paying for double the drinks. "We had dice games, whores, con artists, you name it," says Sheriff Nobles, "our reputation was earned." The turnaround began when Maddox summoned county boss Dawson to his Atlanta office — and then promptly threw him out as a gesture of contempt. The Interstate 95 was completed along the coast, draining away the bulk of county traffic. Finally, Dawson and his vestpocket sheriff passed on, presumably to a clip joint in the hereafter — and the old ways ended. Nobles, a pudgy man with a master's degree in elementary education, says in the past couple of years things have been so clean, "I don't even see the FBI much anymore." All is not purity, perhaps. Nobles says "we never use the roads for revenue now," but that is true only so far as the ordinary tourist is concerned. Police here have shifted emphasis to what they call "dope runners," which may merely be a kid with a pipeful of pot. The fine is up to $500, plus some self-righteous posturing by the ill-trained local police who remain afflicted with attitudinal grippe. On fair measure, however, Ludowici and Long County no longer get away with the murder of decency. Most people are fairly safe in this part of the nation again. And in our Bicentennial year, that has meaning; in some ways America is not just getting older, it's , getting better. '. "Quots/Unquote" "The (busing) plan is not a mechanical device to insure that the races share equally, but' serves its constitutional goals within a framework offering educational hope . to the children of the city." • , ' —Chief Judge Frank M. Coffin, of the U.S. Court of Appeals, upholding the Boston busing plan devised by Judge Arthur Garrity. "If one thing has troubled the America public about detente, it is the sense that it is a'one-way street in favor of the Soviet Union, that American leadership does not hold the Soviet Union to commitments solemnly undertaken, particularly where human rights and Soviet Jews are concerned." —Sen. Frank Church (D-Idaho) addressing the World Council on Soviet Jewry. DEAR DR. LAMB — Some months ago my husband underwent surgery and I had a severe shock when I was told that he might not recover. Since then he has progressed very well but I haven't. I developed tingling-in my hands, and feet .and up my tegs with, some weakness' I nave feelings of not' and cold with perspiration and cold spots in my scalp. I awaken from bad dreams with a jarring start. I have loss of appetite and some loss of weight. I visited three physicians with no results. Extensive X rays, cardiograms and all the tests failed to show anything and one doctor prescribed Valium. I was referred to another doctor who diagnosed my trouble as hyperventilation and he sent me to a neurologist. The neurologist gave me extensive tests and suggested I breathe into a paper bag when I had these spells. I did but this has helped very little. Is there anything you can suggest that I can do that will relieve me other than drugs? I am very nervous from the tingling and from the weakness in my legs. DEAR READER — In view of your story and the examinations that you've had, I would suspect that you do not have any serious illness. Hyperventilation means over breathing. With it a person blows off too much carbon dipxide and it's fairly standard to tell a patient to breathe into a brown paper bag (not a plastic bag). Laboratory analysis has shown that chemically this may not always do too much but it does seem to help some people. Others as in your case, get very little benefit from it. Your hyperventilation is no doubt related to an anxiety reaction which you are experiencing. And that is also the explanation of some of your other symptoms. The anxiety reaction was no doubt triggered off by the shock that you had from your husband's acute Tllrie'ss'.'Getting over it'is'not always' that easy. I think you should ask your doctor to refer you to a psychiatrist. Let's face it, the situational anxiety response that you are having is basically an emotional problem. You need help for that just as much as if you had a broken leg. 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. JAMESW. WILSON, Publisher W. L. REITZ, 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 *»-°° All Other Mail in the United States, per year $27.00 who's a little on the heavy side herself.'' A Las Vegas, Nev., woman wrote, "Now that men are wearing their clothing more form-fitting, they can't hide a beer belly or a flabby fanny as they used to." (From South Dakota: "I'm big, and I like the convenience of being able to wear my guy's clothes.") Second to a man's physique (and a close second at that) came "grooming," with emphasis on the hair. Oddly enough, the women said they care less about whether or not a man has hair than what he does with what he has. More San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego women wrote that they are turned on by men with FACIAL hair "if it's neat and well cared for." From Seattle: "I like my men bald — and the balder the better!" There are any number of women who stated they they see nothing wrong with men who "touch up" their hair and wear hair pieces if it looks "natural." The 23 per cent of the women who rated grooming No. 1 got right down to the nitty gritty: Mid-western women noticed fingernails, taste in clothes and general cleanliness. From every state came the comment that the men who "look" well-groomed have to "smell" clean, too. (FromTulsa, "Spare me from the man who reeks of perfume! I'd rather have the honest odor of perspiration.") . ,, Immediately following physique, grooming and attire in order of female reader popularity were "the eyes." From every state in the U.S.A.. and from Canada and abroad (including Belfast, Ireland and Rome, Italy, as well as Rio De Janerio) came mail saying, "The eyes tell everything," or, ' 'The eyes are the windows of the soul!'' From Eugene, Ore.: "Our women's club took a vote, and 20 out of 24 voted that a man's eyes are the first thing we notice about a man. You can tell more about a man's character from his eyes than from anything else. His mouth can lie. but his eyes can't." Berry's World "The sales people in the field tell'me our new line is selling like hot cakes!" a treaty, the Syrian strongman, President Hafex Assad, has always refused out of preference for arm's-length friendship. Treaty or not, immense Soviet arms shipments to Damascus are financed as they are received, without any semblance of the bitter negotiations over paying off Cairo's huge arms debt to the Soviet Union. Accordingly, Syria's emergent dominance gives Moscow a ringside seat it did not have during the protracted and eventually successful Kissinger negotiations between Egypt and Israel. More important and steeped in irony is the ominous development for Israel which emerged directly from the Israeli-Egyptian Sinai deal: the astonishing new partnership between King Hussein of Jordan and President Assad of Syria, an unlikely wedding of conservative royalist and radical-socialist Bathist regimes. That such a threat by the two Arab states on Israel's eastern border should result from Israel's unwillingness to deal with the Palestine issue for the past eight years is a painful irony. It raises at least the possibility of a new four-way Arab alliance led by Syria and including Jordan, the PLO and Syrian-dominated Lebanon, with far closer political coordination and planning than ever before. This combination, unthinkable a year ago. exists today for one reason: Israel's refusal to negotiate on the Palestine issue in a way acceptable to the Arab states and Syria's refusal to negotiate on Israeli-Syrian problems until it does. Syrian refusal to consider a token Israeli withdrawal from the Syrian Golan Heights until Israel agrees to negotiate with the PLO shocked U.S. policymakers. Kissinger's plan was to arrange a token withdrawal from the Golan Heights immediately after Israeli evacuation of the Sinai mountain passes, then move his diplomatic road show for a long engagement at a reconvened Geneva conference. All that went down the drain with Syrian-led ostracism of Egypt for "selling out" the Arab world by making a separate Sinai deal with Israel, while the Palestine issue festered. Now the prospect of moving the dangerous Midwast stalemate to a new Geneva setting is dimmer than ever. Strengthening of the new alliance between Syria and Jordan, two states on the verge of war less than six years ago, guarantees continuously rising pressure on the U.S. arid Israel to force action on the Palestine question. Any restraining influence from Cairo, which has risked so much to help the U.S. tamp down Mideast passions, is conspicuously absent in the new constellation of Arab prestige and power. Such is the nature of the chickens that have come home to roose on the stupefying folly of the U.S., under. Israel's pressure, in conducting a Mideast policy that ignores the central question: What happens to the Palestinians? Music World Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Crooner Crosby 5 Warble 9 Kind of concert 12 European river 13 Region 14 Cuckoo blackbird 15 Observant 17 Corded fabric 18 Canadian peninsula 19 Seesaws 21 Rim 23 Transgression 24 Musical syllable 27 Small missile 29 Indonesians of Mindanao 32 Frills 34 Anger 36 Steep slope 37 Scanty 38 Short jacket 39 Small swallows 41 Dutch city 42 Sindbad's bird 44 Specks 46 Intervene 49 Of greater age 53 Biblical high priest 54 Wind from the ocean 56 I love (Latin) 57 Girl's name 58 Brazilian state 59 Negative prefix 60 Soothsayer 61 Snare DOWN 1 Ice mass 2 Notion 3 Negatives (ab.) 4 Wine source 5 Dejected 6 Angrier 7 Hawaiian goose 8 Fence entrances 9 ATicestry 10 Heavy blow '11 Seeds 16 Rosier 20 Diadem 22 Pants for breath 24 Large plant 25 Corrode 26 Musical instrument 28 Musical speed 30 Old 31 Withered 33 Asian city 35 Adviser 40 Fancy 43 Containers 45 Snoozed 46 Intend 47 Patron saint of sailors 48 Head (Fr.) 50 Expensive 51 Biblical character 52 Harvest 55 Obstruct

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