Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Friday, March 5,1976 What Others Are Saying— , Cedar Rapids Gazette (Frank Nye) If the legislature has a "bad image" who's responsible for creating it? That's a questi6n legislators worry about collectively the year around. Usually they blame the media: And sometimes the media are to blame. Like the time a few years back when newspapers headlined stories about a resolution to declare the ladybug the official state insect. Or when they gave big play to another resolution prohibiting girl pages from wearing miniskirts. Or the time they went berserk over a resolution to require Iowa and Iowa State to meet in football. In each case, the media overplayed the news and if the legislature got a bad i image out of it, news outlets were to blame, even though legislators initiated the action. But if the legislature came out of last week with a bad image.'the blame rests squarely on the Iowa house. First off, the house, with 100 or more bills on its calendar and running behind the senate, decided to start four-day weeks in March. Next, the house agricultural committee decided to encroach on the house transportation committee's territory. The transportation committee on Wednesday defeated a bill to ban anti-diagonal highways except under specific conditions. It was the second time that committee had rejected such a bill. Thursday morning the agriculture committee took up the same bill turned down by the transportation committee on Wednesday, camouflaged it in "land use'' clothing and sent it to the calendar for debate. Not to be outdone, the transportation committee met Thursday afternoon and took up a weed seed bill that had been languishing in the ag committee since Jan. 20, 1975, and voted unanimously to send it to the calendar —just to get even. In other words, they're spending taxpayers' money to play the little boy game of "my dad can whip your dad." If those actions create a bad image, the house can blame only itself. i Wall Street Journal So Senator Henry Jackson is a viable presidential contender after all: In recent months even some of his friends and supporters have tended to belittle his chances, but his impressive victory in the Massachusetts primary not only puts him in the race but catapults him •., into contention with Jimmy Carter as the Democratic front-runner. ..' For now that the Senator has proved his ability to win outside his native Washington, the latent strengths of his campaign become obvious. He is well financed a's campaign finances go, well briefed on issues, well organized and above all well regarded by organized labor. The presence of George Wallace in the Massachusetts field relieves Mr. Jackson of any stigma of profit from racial issues, and he has bested Mr. Carter in their first head-to-head encounter. It is of course a long time from now to the convention, but unless Tuesday's outcome was an utter fluke, Mr. Jackson will be a formidable contender.. . The outcome there (Massachusetts) may very' well prove to outline the race • for the Democratic nomination: Senator Jackson as the candidate of labor and parts of the old Democratic coalition, Governor Carter as the candidate of the new and untested . sincerity, Rep. Morris Udall as the candidate of the liberal wing, and Governor Wallace as the candidate of racial and other assorted resentments. It is a fair representation of what seems to be happening in the electorate, and one must say that the system seems to be working tolerably well. Cherokee Daily Times A couple senators in the lowa'General Assembly should get their 'facts straight before they recommend ways . and means of building up th* ' unemployment insurance-trust fund sq it will contain sufficient monies to meet the sustained, recession-caused drain of payments. ' .. , Sen. Cloyd E. Robinson, D-Cedar Rapids, chairman of the Senate's Labor and Industrial Relations Committee,' ,says he foresees an increase in the amount to be paid per employe that will be "very painful, very expensive to the. employer who has to pay this tax." •• Sen. CaJvin Hultman, R-Red.Oak, says "... it's either going to be a tax increase (for the employers) or borrow from the fedsi one or the other." The simple truth of the matter is that any increase in the trust fund is going to come out of the pockets of the consuming taxpayers. Employers do not have secret treasuries that can be raided for the monies needed. They have no choice but to add the extra expense into their pricing patterns, and whatever products or services they offer will reflect the additional charges. Similarly, the federal government does not have a secret financial cache. Its only source of money is from taxpayers'." We have no quarrel with the issue at hand. The trust fund must be retained at a level sufficient to meet the needs of the qualified jobless. But everyone should understand who will be paying 'the bill. Inside Report Death Wish By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON — The visit here by Gov. Hugh Carey of New York made clear that the old death wish by his state's'Democrats is the major obstacle keeping their strongest potential candidate, Ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan. from running for the U.S. Senate. Breakfasting with reporters during the winter governors' conference, Carey listed two of the three political facts of life that, in combination, discourage Dr. Moynihan from running as the best Democratic chance to unseat Conservative-Republican Sen. James Buckley. Fact| No. 1: Carey cannot support Moynihan without a clean bill of health for Moynihan from New York's black political leaders who now oppose him. Fact No. 2: The only way Moynihan can turn aside their wrath is to visit these leaders personally and plead his case. But Fact No. 3. unstated by Carey, is understood by every realistic New York politician: even if'.he crawled on his belly. Pat Moynihan could not end antagonism toward him by the black politicians.. And Pat Moynihan, having spoken out boldly at the United Nations against the world's arrogant potentates, is not about to crawl before small-time politicians — whether it would succeed or noi. But their continued hostility guarantees Carey w.ill not give Moynihan the encouragement that may be necessary for him to run. The likely result is a winner of next September's Democratic Senate primary as unelectably far to the left as former Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark, whose nomination in 1974 ruined a golden Democratic chance to defeat • liberal Republican Sen. Jacob Javits. Clark'is running again'but may be defeated by an opponent, incredibly, to his left: Rep. Bella Ab'zug. As she tirelessly campaigns across the state, the ominous reality is that Mrs. Abzug finds no- other candidates on the hustings competing with her. Neither Mrs. Abzug, Ramsey Clark nor anybody else in sight seems able to win back enough Catholic voters to unseat Sen. Buckley — except for 'Moynihan. Running as a bread-and-butter liberal and hard-line ar|ti-Communist (ideologically similar to Sen. Henry M. Jackson, endorsed by Moynihan for President this weekend). Moynihan jnight even cut into !0( cb1isifryativeSlepublican voters. "It is • ""m'adh'ess —fencer- madness —'toilet Buckley ofMhe hook when we have Moynihan." one Democratic party leader told us in impotent fury. The "madness" stems from black bias that began in the spring of 1965 against Moynihan. considered a civil jights purist until then. As Assistant Secretary of Labor, he wrote a report on the Negro family offensive to black leaders despite its statistical, clinical tone. Resentment simmered for five years, then exploded in January 1970 with the leaking of the notorious "benign neglect" memo. Political folklore has Moynihan. a liberal Democratic counselor in a conservative Republican White House, urging President Richard M. Nixon to neglect black problems. In truth, the memo urged less talk, not less action. In words outrageously distorted since then. Moynihan wrote: "The time may have come when the issue of race could benefit from a period of 'benign neglect.' The subject has been too much talked about. . . We may need a period in which Negro progress continues and racial rhetoric fades." This moderate advice has been . transmogrified by New York's black leaders into proof positive of Moynihan's unfitness for elective office. No sooner had Moynihan resigned as UN Ambassador and been mentioned for the Senate than the well-regarded Rep. Charles Rangel. who represents Harlem in Congress, was on the telephone protesting to key Democrats. Every prominent black Democrat in New York has since joined Rangel's charge. But the greater mad loss is how the party's state leaders have been immobilized by that veto. Carey, once enthusiastic about Moynihan. has cooled to the point of his suggestion here last week that Moynihan go before Rangel and plead tor absolution. Does that mean, the governor was asked over breakfast, Bella Abzug should go before white middle-class New Yorkers,and similarly beg for their favor? N6. said Carey, whites do not have that much impact on Democratic primaries in New York — a statement palpably untrue. In fact, few Democratic politicians believe Rangel. Manhattan borough president Percy Sutton or any of Moynihan's black critics could deljver a bloc vote against him in the primary. Rather. Carey was demonstrating an enduring axiom of New York politics: apart from how many votes they control and apart from any merit of their objections, black leaders can keep any potential candidate from-being. .',- supported by key Democrats. When this veto keeps the liberal Dr. Moynihan at Harvard and the conservative Sen. Buckley in Washington. New York's Democratic death wish is functioning as of old. Advice Charge His Batteries By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: Mrs. Ready Kilowatt wrote to, you complaining that at bedtime,'all her .electrician husband wanted to do was talk about his business, while she had other things in mind. : You should have advised that wife to learn the lingo of her electrician husband so they could make contact that would be satisfactory to both. FULLYCHARGED DEAR FULLY: Why talk? Non-verbal communication is sometimes much more effective. Assuming that the husband's batteries aren't dead, the proper action could lower his resistance and increase his frequency. ' • > DEAR ABBY: Last October you had .a whole collmn on fire prevention and suggested having a hand fire extinguisher in every home. Well, that gave me an idea for my married son's Christmas present. It shbuld make you feel real good to know that gift turned out to be a lifesayer for my son, his wife! two small children anti their home! Words cannot-express my gratitude to you, Abby! CANADIAN DEAR CANADIAN: Thanks: Your letter made my day. DEAR ABBY: Someone asked you if , you thought a grandmother should be expected to sit with grandchildren who were rude and disrespectful. She said she had two married sons who each had two little boys under 10. The sons of one family were a joy to sit with, so she often did, but the other two boys were mean and mouthy, so she refused to sit with them. Her problem was that she was being criticized for playing favorites. You told her to turn a deaf ear to the criticism. Well, Abby, CRITICIZED made her first mistake when she didn't correct her disobedient grandchildren the first time they got out of line, "'' One grandson sassed me, so I told him that his Daddy didn't sass me when he was growing up and that I wasn't going to put up with it from him, either. Then I gave him a smack and set him down! He was so surprised he sassed me again, so I gave him another smack and set him down again. That was our Published by the Students of Carroll High School Vol. 23 Carroll, Iowa, Daily Times Herald, March 5, 1976 No. 23 Success in Speech Last Saturday, February 28. 1976, Carroll High School sent nineteen students to participate at Denison High School, for the "IHSSA District Speech Contest" in twelve different categories. The following are the categories, the students who participated, and the rating(s) he or she accumulated: Public Address — Roxanne Ohde, II; Mike Peterson, I; Penny Schroeder. I. Dramatic Acting — Sue Jones, I; Becky Blincow, I; Tami Marquardt. II. Humorous Acting — Julie Teague. I; Sue Millender, II; Sue Jones, I. Poetry — Cindy Franz, II; Jeanne Hulsebus I; Becky Blincow, I. Prose — Pat Peterson, I; Youth Art Month Here March is National Youth Art Month and people should become more aware of this fact. We hope that everyone will pay more attention to students' art work and try to appreciate it all year long, but especially during this designated month. On Sunday, February 29, there was a reception at the capitol for the 86 students whose work had been judged and accepted to be displayed in the capitol for the month of March. These were students from all arpund the state ranging from elementary and junior high to high school age. The art was a variety of drawings, paintings and watercolors. Jeanne Johnson of CHS entered a watercolor and this was accepted to be shown. Also four elementary students had pictures chosen. On display in the halls this week are many of the paintings CHS students had hanging at the Commercial Bank. All of these are great and truly an attribute to our Tami Marquardt, I; Mike Peterson, I. Original Oratory — Sue Millender. I; Dan Volk, IV. Radio — Jim Seidl, II; Tim Gaffney, II; Brenda Huebner, I, Expository Address — Jim Sides, I; Elizabeth Jones. II. Storytelling — Julie Teague, I;TomPrenger, I. After Dinner Speaking — Jim Seidl, I. Improv. Storytelling — Tim Gaffney. II; Jim Sides. I. Book Review — Dee Wunschel, I; Penny Schroeder, I. fine school. Our students participating in art deserve the recognition of National Youth Art Month. Young people's art from everywhere is on an upswing and these people will very possibly be our Rembrandts of the future. first and last scene. Later, I warned his younger sister. "You'd better mind Grandma or you'll get what your brother got." Try to win their respect with love and firm discipline. If it doesn't work, refuse to babysit. Who needs frayed nerves and a headache? NO NAME, PLEASE "Quote/Unquote" "If we want to regenerate the manufacturing industry, then we must leave enough resources free from public expenditure." —Denis Healey, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, announcing the government's policy of diverting social program funds to help floundering industries. "If the hospitality I have received here today is typical of Yorktown, all is forgiven." —Lord Lothian, head of the British Bicentennial Liaison Committee, visiting the site of the decisive battle of the Revolution. Sweet or Sourpuss? It's fun to be funny. At least telling a joke makes the teller look like he's having a good time. And if you're a good listener, a hearty laugh at the conclusion of the joke will benefit you physically as well as improve your facial appearance and provide payment beyond wealth to the teller of the joke. -. Who.would be without humor? Wrote Frank Moore Colby: "Man will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or to a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?" Few will admit they have a sourpuss personality. Yet. many walk around with wrinkled foreheads and those little tell-tale lines of sadness. This unhappy frame of mind is responsible for more malfunctioning gastric juices that lead to that headache-y feeling than anything else. Years of living with one's own sourpuss personality mean constant heartburn, ulcers, or worse. Equally important, the sourpuss. ever miserable with himself, finds little joy in people or events. Surrounded by gloom, his every activity is gloomy and life is a constant battlefield. If you havethe characteristics of a dried prune, try to straighten up with a smile. Learn a few jokes and practice them before you try them out on people. And smile! Try a "Good Morning" with a touch of joy in your voice. You will be fun to be with, and you will enjoy your own big or little self. FRENCH I class, and instructor — Miss Farrell. are shown celebrating Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is Celebrated Mardis Gras was celebrated by the French I class in the Home Economics room, March 2nd. Mardis Gras or "Fat Tuesday" is the last big feast before Ash Wednesday and Lent. Each member of the class brought a foreign dish. Some of the foods were spaghetti, lasagna. enchiladas, chocolate eclairs, and authentic Swedish Apple Cake made by Annica Cronsell, and also coq au vin and sweet and sour pork over rice. In attendance were Richard Riesberg, Roger Riesberg, Jane Riesberg, Brenda Wuertz, Julie Schechinger, Annica Cronsell, Gary Luchetel, Mike Peterson, Mark Siemann, and Miss Farrell, the class instructor. Honored guests were Tim 'Gaffney and Jon Merritt. In carnival tradition many students arrived in costume. Mike Peterson dug into the treasures of the high school costume room and emerged as Thoughts for the Week Progress results not when one does something differently, but rather better. a wizard equipped with an authentic magic wand. Looking at his ponytail and eye shadow, no one was exactly sure whether Gary Luchtel was posing as George or Martha Washington. Shades and a brightly painted hat turned chief chef Julie Schechinger into a convincing flower child. Everyone was sure no homecoming queen could put away as much food as Miss Farrell did. Roger and Richard Riesberg came as identical twins! Special party decorations were provided by Julie Schechinger who designed a batik with a Mardi Gras theme. After the feast those who weren't too full stepped to a few pop French tunes while the less graceful did the dishes. How to Induce Laughter By Professor J. J. Mollintoning "Prof, of Jokes" Ever since the beginning of mankind men and women have both been smiling and crying, and no one can say which of the two they have been doing the most. Hopefully —smiling. This article is dedicated to the Smile, and to anyone anywhere who has had the good fortune of making a person smile, laugh, and be at peace with himself through humor. There are many ways to make a person smile. One way is to use physical humor. This is broken down into two classes: deliberate and nondeliberate, which are both equally humorous. Physical humor is physically distorting, improving, perfecting, and-or abusing your body without hurting yourself or anyone else, simply to make a person laugh. For instance, if you were to walk down the crowded halls of your modern high school, and were to slip, do a double back flip, and land on your feet, this would be physical humor. The reaction of the students would first be concern for your well-being. Then, when they see that you are all right, they will begin laughing their little faces off because it happened to you and not to them. They would also laugh because you did the trick without getting hurt, and they like to see your arms and legs fly around you like the propellers on a B-29. This reporter performed an experiment on the effects of physical humor on the public. I went to a fairly crowded shopping center, proceeded to run into doors, and see how the public would react. I ran into the same door a number of 233 times, testing a total of 1,000 people. I placed their reactions into four categories: people who thought it was funny, people who didn't think it was, those who felt sorry for me, and people who threatened to hurt me if I did it again. The following are the results. The percentage of people who: thought it was funny: 97.5 percent. thought it wasn't funny: .9 percent . felt sorry for me: 1.5 per cent threatened me: .1 per cent I consider this very conclusive. It proves that physical humor is a very good wa'y to make people smile. The American Way The what's-in-it-for-me kind of person usually gets what he deserves:IT. 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. 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 1, 1897. Member of the Assoc iated 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, pe/year : . .$20.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties In Zones. 1 and 2 per year '., ."...:.".. .;.., .'.;"..,.....'." ,"«3.00 All Other Mall In the United States,'per year .; \ STAGE BAND, rhythm section members are shown practicing for their performances to come. From left to right: Jim Schaefer, Jon Merritt, Cliff Stroh, and Lynette Hansen. The Carroll High Band placed second last weekend at the Great Plains Jazz Festival in Omaha. This Sunday, March7, the group will perform at the Elk's Chorus' silver anniversary concert. (Centennialto Bicentennial) The Philadelphia Exposition of 1876 marked the official opening of the nation's first century celebration, and millions of visitors came to gawk and marvel at the profusion of exhibits. In his Centennial speech President Grant reminded his countrymen of the nation's stupendous progress since the days when it was new and partially settled. The United States, he asserted with the pardonable exaggeration, now rivaled Europe in the arts and sciences. "Whilst proud of what we have done," he concluded, "we regret that we have not done more." For those of us today who think the nation is morally if not economically bankrupt, it is worth recalling that many Americans in 1876 felt the same way. They worried about the economy and labor unrest and immorality; they gagged at the squalid scandals of the Grant administration. Politicians close to the President were jailed or threatened with impeachment. The country -had already suffered three years of depression; and by the Centennial, failing banks, falling wages, and rising unemployment seemed to foreshadow even darker days ahead. Then as today the older generation agonized over the "youth problem" and "crime in the streets." And what was to be done with the unrulv women liberationists, demanding the vote, some threatening to foment a rebellion? But as we consider the meaning of the Bicentennial, "do we not unthinkingly take for granted this fact: that American society — with all its publicized ills — still functions better than all the rest, particularly when most nations still live under authoritarian rule. "Thank heavens," said one patriot, "there's still the good old U.S.A. where an American can live and stretch his mind." Do You Just Belong? Are you an active member, the kind that would be missed— or are you quite content that your name is on the list? Do you attend the meetings and mingle with the flock, or do you stay at home to criticize and knock? Do you take an active part to help the work along— or are you quite well satisfied to only just belong? Do you ever take a stand for things you think are right? or leave the work to just a few and talk instead of fight? Think it over, member; you know what's right and Wrong- are you an active member, or do you "just belong?''
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