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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Monday, March 8,1976 Inside Report On to State The Kuemper Knights became the third area team that will participate in the basketball state tournaments both this week and next. The Knights' ticket to Des Moines came from a hard-fought $8-43 win over Dowling of West Des Moines Saturday night. ' The Knights, who own a very, respectable 17-2 record, will be there despite the feelings of some so-called "experts." Following a setback at the hands of Sioux City West late in the season, one radio broadcaster was heard to remark something to the effect that "what we're seeing tonight proves that I've been right all along, I just didn't think that Kuemper deserved to be ranked that high (in the state)." Just before the district tournament opened, a Waterloo newspaper sportswriter was predicting that at least half of the Big 8 Conference teams would make it to the state finals. Ames of course headed the list, but among others, he also predicted Fort Dodge would make it by beating Kuemper despite Fort Dodge's rather poor record. The Knights beat Fort Dodge Friday night. Then on a television sports broadcast before the game Saturday evening, several reasons were given why Dowling had to be favored over Kuemper — Dowling was familiar with the Valley gym where the game was played, they were rested while Kuemper had to play the night before, they didn't have to make a long trip, and they had played stiffer competition. Final score, Kuemper 48, Dowling 43. Our hats are off to Wayne Chandlee and his players. We'll take victories over predictions every time. , This week the attention turns to girls' play, and both defending state. champion Lake View-Auburn and No. 2 rated and unbeaten Manilla will be on hand when the tournament opens tomorrow. Lake View-Auburn appears to be peaking at just the right time, and their coach says he thinks his team might be playing better now than last year's state tournament winner. If that's the case, LV-A may just "prove themselves" once again when they open tomorrow afternoon against West Burlington. You'll remember, the Lake View-Auburn girls also spoiled the predictions of many of the so-called experts last year, and could do it again. We were disappointed, of course, that the Breda Bobcats amazing rally from 21 points down against Manson fell just short and ended St. Bernard's 22 game winning streak and dreams of a trip to the state finals. But the Breda athletes certainly can be proud of their' accomplishments, winning the fall state baseball championship and compiling an undefeated regular season basketball record. It's an enviable record, one that should have the Breda kids carrying their heads high. Detente Excised When a new and pernaps startling disclosure is made by an incumbant officeholder in the midst of an election campaign, it is reasonable to presume the campaign itsejf had something to do with it. So it is with the word detente. President Ford said in Florida last week that the word is no longer a part of his vocabulary. In the face of increased attacks on his administration's foreign policy by GOP challenger Ronald Reagan, the President says he now recognized the word does indeed, have different meanings here and in the Soviet Union. Very true, and,,whether-P£ji$| it, came about because 3 of Reagan's attacks, it is a welc6me statement. In reality, the Soviet Union has left the United States little choice but to redefine its relations with the Kremlin. In his opening address to the communist party's 25th congress, party chief Leonid Brezhnev told his comrades detente was his policy only insofar as it advanced communism. What the redefining of relationships will mean in future negotiations with the Soviets, only thd future will reveal. What it ought to mean is a slower approach to agreements sought by the Kremlin 3 unless a quid pro quo of-sijbstance is,. received in exchange. ••-.-•••• ••• Surface Appearances While speaking of the 25th communist party congress, on the surface it might appear that Brezhnev faced something of a revolt in the ranks of that congress. Did not the Italian arid French communist leaders, and to a lesser extent the delegations from Rumania and Yugoslavia, bravely speak from the rostrum of independence from Krelim direction? ' They did, indeed, but so in an earlier era did the communist chiefs of countries like Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Fat lot of independence those satellites have today. Should one of the communist parties in Western Europe — Italy, for instance — become strong enough one day to take over the government, only the naive can believe the Kremlin would honor any national independence of spirit. Or, for that matter, that the democratic institutions which might enable such a regime to come to power would remain long enough to effect its removal. Curtains for Reagan? By Roland Evans and Robert Novak BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - The astonishing strength of President Ford in the middle-income retirement village of Leisureville here raises the possibility of a Florida primary win Tuesday decisive enough to crush Ronald Reagan's hopes for the presidential nomination. We found signs that the President's popularity, based on 18 months in the Oval Office, was high and still growing in the last crucial days before the Florida test. This is no weathervane Republican precinct (practically unknown in this state of shifting population growth). But if the President's burgeoning strength here applies to other Republican strongholds farmer's View Beef Grading i By Dean E. Freed Now that the new USDA oeet grading system has been put into effect and most everyone at the moment seems confused, let's look at something we all know is a common, economical factor for all segments of the industry. We all agree fixed costs in all areas of the beef business have skyrocketed during the past three years. Consequently, everyone from the feedlot owner to the housewife has been made more aware of the quality factor. Everyone seems to want the most beef for the least amount of dollars. This, however, does not haVe to immediately mean the beef'producer and the consumer must be at the odds in their thinking. Amongst all the new marbling and yield grade requirements now available on each carcass leaving the packing house, there is one very obvious common denominator for all. This familiarity is the beef to fat ratio of a carcass, or technically called the yield grade. With corn prices,no longer a dollar per .bushel but instead $2 to $3 per bushel, feedlot owners cannot afford to put excessive fat on feedlot cattle. In the meantime, packers cannot pay employes their present wages to trim unneeded fat off the carcasses. In addition, he need not pay freight charges for tallow thai a butcher at the retail level wjll trim off when he receives the carcasses. Present processing and freight prices no longer merit such inefficiencies'. Finally, the housewife because of inflation Is looking for a quality product from which she can buy as much edible beef per pound as possible. She, too, cannot afford to buy excessive fat only . to discard it in the garbage disposal or give to the family dog. Under the new yield" grade factor, each carcass'is graded 1 through 5. A 1 carcass has the greatest amount of cutability per pound of total carcass weight. On the other hand, a yield grade 5 carcass has the least amount of cutability beef per pound of total carcass weight. This means that if you went to your local butcher shop and bought the finished carcass product ready for your freezer, if you had bought a yield grade* 1 you would take home-SO per cent of the total carcass weight. With a number 5 you would take home a maximum of 65 per cent and possibly less. It is easy to see what we would rather have for our freezer. From a yield grade 1 to a number 5 there is 15 per cent of total carcass that must be discarded and merely used for offal. The only one who can possibly benefit from this 15 per cent is the packer by selling it as by-products. Ideally a choice, yield grade 1 beef animal is what Americans need; however, the ideal is difficult to obtain. Therefore, beef producers, processors and consumers must utilize a larger proportion of yield grade 2s and 3s and a much smaller number of 4s and 5s. No matter what your individual opinion of the new grading system is or will be according to all the current confusion, the beef to fat ratio will put the future of the industry on a simple cooperative avenue from which all can learri to be more economically efficient." — which, like this one, are full of Northern transplants — it could mean a Ford sweep. Armed with a questionnaire prepared by Patrick Caddell's Cambridge Survey Research, we interviewed 56 registered Republicans with the help of Caddell's polltakers and found these results: 37 for Ford; 13 for Reagan; 6 (about 10 per cent) undecided. Leisureville in Boynton Beach is'a 10-year-old retirement village of pleasant, small homes surrounded by green lawns, whose owners consistently vote conservative — even more conservative than the rest of very conservative Palm Beach County in the 1972 Senate Republican primary. Most surprising was the paramount explanation for backing the President: Mr. Ford's experience in office, a discovery that raises doubts about Reagan's self-promotion as the anti-Washington candidate. "Politicians are basically crooked," a 63-year-old retired hospital management official told us, "but we've had 18 months to look Ford over and he seems better than most." Expressing similar sentiments, a 58-year-old portrait photographer described Mr. Ford as "a damn sight better than six months ago and really learning his job." An elderly housewife said the President "started out on the wrong foot with that pardon, but he's Advice Patient Relationships Bothers By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am in shock'. The ' other day I found my puppy which had been missing for two days. I happily went to show her to my husband, who is a dentist. (His office is in our home.) When I walked in, I found him passionately kissing a woman patient in the denta' chair! Naturally when they discovered me they were both very much embarrassed, and my husband tried to pass it off as a "holiday" kiss. Believe me, it was no holiday kiss. They were both putting everything they had into it! The woman is married and younger than both my husband and me (we are middle-aged). We have children, and I don't want them to know. Also, I don't want to ruin my husband's practice by making a public stink of it. My husband insists there was nothing to it. I thought he was getting all the affection he needed at home, but maybe I was wrong. What should I do? IN SHOCK IN MONTREAL DEAR IN: Don't mention the incident to him. Just carry on as though it never happened and let him crown' himself Health Causes for Hives \** By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — Will you please tell me something to do for hives. My doctor can't find the cause so the only thing he gave me was tranquilizers to take so I can sleep when thev set real bad. Even the tranquilizers do not help sometimes. One night last week I was a solid mass of hives over most of my body and couldn't sleep till after 2 a.m. "Tne'y'corne ahd : 'g6 : so ; l hati no-hibre'tilH' 1 ...last night when I had a few atid more ,, this morning. Is there a cure for them when the cause is not'known? It seems after I have had a real bad attack they don't return for about a week. I have had them off and on for a month now. Please help me if you can. DEAR READER — Recurrent, chronic type hives are difficult to treat, particularly if the cause can't be established. Hives are an allergic reaction. The red, swollen area is caused by release of chemicals within the body that act on the tiny capillaries and let fluid leak out of the circulation and produce irritations. Perhaps the most common cause of hives is food allergy. Finding out which foods cause the allergy is another matter. One can also have hives from things inhaled or from contact with things one is allergic to, such as animal dander or as a generalized response to bites from various insects. Hives also occur as part of the picture in certain infections such as virus diseases or in response to intestinal parasites. I hasten to add that I doubt that's your problem. The allergic-type hive response can occur as a peculiar sensitivity to cold, heat or sun rays. They also develop as a result of certain drugs. Since you have been having recurring hives fairly regularly for a month I would think that you fall into the group of chronic hives. The usual treatment for hives is to give antihistamines because they reduce the allergic response. They will also make you sleepy. In more severe cases that don't respond to antihistajjljines, four days -on more, of Predriisone, one of the cortisone hormones, is used. It may be necessary to put you on what doctors call an elimination diet which literally will remove all food that might possibly be inducing an allergic response and then gradually adding foods by groups. All spices, of course, are eliminated as well. The elimination diet technique may never tell you exactly which foods you were allergic to but it might stop your problem. Of course if you do identify which foods you are allergic to that may enable you to avoid these entirely and thereby avoid hives. In the event you inadvertently consume any of these, taking one of the antihistamines immediately may help avoid developing hives. If you should be having hives because of exposure to cold the only possible solution is to avoid it. For information on the causes of colds send 50 cents for The Health Letter, number 3-1. The Cold, Flu Group. Send a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope for mailing. Address your letter to me in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. trying to make it up to you. DEAR ABBY: A seamstress wrote to you complaining because a lady expected her to work on clothes that reeked of B.O.! I don't know where the seamstress lives, but in Michigan, seamstresses and tailors are protected by law against such impositions. Anyone who sews for the public may refuse to accept a soiled garment. Or they may accept it, send it out to be dry-cleaned and add the cost of the cleaning to the cost of alteration. SEWS IN MICHIGAN DEAR SEWS: Seems like a good law. If other states don't have it, someone should start needling their legislators to mend their ways. DEAR ABBY: My problem is my 16-year-old son. Ever since Sonny was 12 years old he has been "in love" with someone. Right now he's in love with a 13-year-old girl. She lives out of town, and the phone bills he's been laying on me are unbelievable. He gave her a ring for Christmas. It wasn't very expensive. It looks like a diamond, but isn't. Anyway, Sonny wants to quit school and get a job so he can marry this girl. When I told him he was foolish to think of marriage at this age, he said that Romeo and-Juliet were only 13, year? old. (Is that true, or did Sonny just make that up?) Actually, I don't care what Romeo and Juliet did. I don't want my son to marry any 13-year-old girl. Can I stop him? UPSET IN MINNESOTA DEAR UPSET: Yes. Sonny and his girlfriend are much too young to marry in Minnesota without parental consent. And even though Juliet was 13 and Romeo was slightly older, times have changed a lot since 1300 A.D. (P.S. But use friendly persuasion before resorting to the law.) learned his lussons.' The experience-in-officc relational was an unbroken thread running through our interviews with pro-Ford Republicans, coupled with the companion argument that an "experienced" incumbent President would hold a head start over any Democratic opponent. "Put a new man in at the head of our party" a 62-year-old ex-contractor said, "and he's on an equal basis with the Democrat." Not even committed Reagan voters showed much anger against Gerald Ford, basing their choice of Reagan on his performance as governor of California rather than Mr. Ford's mistakes. Only one Reagan voter mentioned the Nixon pardon ("Ford hasn't yet told the whole story on that," he complained) and only one voter attributed his support for Reagan to the President's attacks on Reagan as an extremist. But an undercurrent of anti-Reaganism from these mostly retired Republicans was clearly apparent regarding the care and feeding of senior citizens in general and Social Security in particular. A 72-year-old housewife said "Reagan must have been out of his mind" to propose investing the Social Security fund in the stock market — a proposal Reagan never actually made, but which was repeatedly attributed to him by Mr. Ford. Likewise, our voters narrowly disagreed with Reagan on another controversy that the Ford campaign has exploited: the $90 billion transfer program. Thus, Ford campaign propaganda is making some headway here and may be a hidden element in Mr. Ford's ascendancy, though much less important than the experience factor. All polls, both national and in Florida, give Mr. Ford the edge over Reagan among elderly voters but not in the proportion found here. Anything approaching the 37 to 13 margin at Leisureville would be catastrophe for Reagan, with nearly one-third of all registered Florida Republicans over 65. A few soft spots in the Ford armor did show up routinely and unsurprisingly. Detente is a dirty word here as elsewhere, which is why the President abandoned the word while campaigning in Florida. A "harder stand" against the Russians is desired by 42 voters, against 5 who like the way it's going now. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, with a 55 per cent favorable ratinig-.' runs behind Mr. Ford's awesome 91 per cent and Reagan's 77 per cent. But anti-detente, anti-Kissinger sentiment seems inadequate to recoup losses he has sustained here. Clearly, foreign policy attacks cannot undermine incumbency. If the President's 18 months of "experience" is anywhere near as important as these pro-Ford voters say it is, how can Reagan overcome it? A retired steel company engineer summed it up: "There's not much difference between them, but we know what we got in Ford." Water Answer to Previous Puzzle Legislative Repert Favors Credits by Rep. C. W. Hutchins .ACROSS 1 Streams 7 Inundations 13 Large street 14 Suave 15 Norwegian 45 Roman love god 47 Pig's home 48 I (French) 51 Sell in small quantities arctic explorer 53 Bodies ol salt I have written several articles since the legislative session convened concerning the property tax issue. As a member of the Conference Committee now working on this issue, I can assure you that the Legislature'has you, the property taxpayer, uppermost in mind. The 10 people on the committee represent all factions, rural, urban, Democrat, and Republican. Each and every one is well versed on the subjects being considered. There exists the possibility that the issue could polarize people of different political affiliations and the same kind of split could develop between urban and rural legislators. I would hope this kind of situation could be avoided. Not everyone will be pleased with the ultimate decision approved by the Legislature, but this can not be avoided when dealing with a subject as complex as this, The dramatic increase in the tax burden that falls on agricultural and residential'properties continues to be my prima'ry concern. I stated in mid-January that I felt the best solution to the problem was to direct relief back to these two classes of property by increasing credits. I believe this concept will prevail. Hopefully the issue will be resolved in the near future. 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. I 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, 1697. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republlcation of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP dispatches. 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