Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 9, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 9, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Inside Report Tuesday, March 9,1976 United Way a Success Despite the fact that Carroll's United Way drive fell short of its announced goal, the drive has to be termed a success and the overall operation of the organization in its three years of existence an even greater success. The goal this year was $49,309, and pledge totaled $47,645.92, a difference of only $1,663.08. We ( say only, because this year's drive was by far the most ambitious. The goal was more than $13,000 higher than last year; an increase of over 35 per cent. The fact that the drive came so close to its goal is a tribute to the hard work and fine leadership of Joe Dalhoff, who served as president of the organization. Largely through his urging, the members of the United Way board of directors made numerous second calls to firms and individuals who had originally said no or to those it was felt should have pledged more. Dalhoff himself made many of these follow-up calls and the ^fforts proved very successful in closing the gap between original pledges and the dollar. One thing that continues to stand out in the overall operation of the Carroll United Way organization is the contributions of the management and employes of the Carroll General Electric plant. It was local General Electric officials who proposed the idea of United Way in Carroll and those officials worked hard in helping to establish the framework of the organization. General Electric officials have served and continue to serve on the United Way board of directors. But the efforts haven't stopped there. Both the company and employes have reached into their pockets for dollars. This year the employes pledged $4,767 and the company $1,500 — a total of $6,267, over 13 per cent of the total pledges. United Way works because of its simplicity, similar to the Carroll Chamber of Commerce's "one call does it all" membership drive and because .it offers financial accountability to those who participate. According to a recent story issued by the Iowa Daily Press Association, the statistics quoted show that a little more than 11 per cent of each dollar contributed by lowans to 10 major charities was used to pay fund-raising expenses. It also was noted that Iowa law does not require the filing of a financial statement, and therefore there is no official board of citizens to oversee the budgeting and distribution of the funds of these agencies. In contrast, the Carroll United Way campaign expenses total fess than 5 per cent and the financial committee of the fund's board of directors requires very detailed financial data, not only of previous income and expenditures, but the anticipated income and expenditures for the coming year as well. It is felt that the strict financial disclosure rules of the United Way keep some charitable fund raising organizations from participating. But the strict rules assures the donor his dollars will have the greatest possible impact. United Way does work and it has worked in Carroll. Our only hope is more people follow the examples of the folks at General Electric and the Joe Dalhoffs who have guided the organization through its first three years in Carroll. Assistance Guidelines With only a few months to go before New York City is supposed to have enacted various budgetary reforms in exchange for the $2.3 billion in federal bailout insurance last summer, it is a good bet the city isn't going to make it. City officials might well be making a return trip , to Washington <see'klng, either, an extension on thejr ( commitment, or possibly even more funds. As of mid-January, according to a Treasury Department report, only half the promised budgetary cuts had either been made or programmed, and only 10 per cent actually had been put into effect. On top of that, New York's Mayor Abraham Beame recently estimated the city's budget deficit may be nearly $300 million worse than had originally been estimated. In addition, Detroit and several other large cities sometime this year might be presenting their own cases for help to federal officials. Rather than wait for another crisis situation' to erupt and then act in haste, there is no itirne better than., now. Jqr. the, administration and Congress to prepare responses to a''situatioh' '•" which could multiply rapidly if some ground rules are not established. The most obvious among these is a recognition that is patently unfair to the average federal taxpayer to expect him to support any city's fiscal policies which are far more lenient than his own in matters of welfare, wages, retirement funds, free college tuition and the like. Legislative Report Tax Solution Near by Rep. Carroll Perkins In my first newsletter of this session I stated "Property Tax" would be the main issue. This has proven to be true. Mr. Bair's re-evaluation order last year will obviously create a shift in the property tax burden to home owners and owners of agricultural property., Immediately there was'a request for, a special session of the legislature to ' attempt to solve the problem. This was, in my opinion, an over-reaction. Next came an interim study committee which spent many days seeking a solution, but was unable to do little more than identify the problem and suggest a multitude of possible solutions from a position of lack of information. Governor Ray next proposed putting the $48 million windfall which resulted from the increased evaluation order back, to property tax relief through\the school aid formula. Information how available indicates this would have resulted in an increase in taxes on agriculture of $56.7 million, on residential of $13.2 million, while commercial, industrial, personal and utility taxes would have been reduced by $33.5 million. Again, I believe this was a simplistic solution proposed before reliable information was available. Next came a bill from the Senate which would put .spending limitations on cities and counties. Again, this did not and would not have spoken to the problem of'the. shift to agriculture and home owners of the tax burden. I did not support this concept because I felt we could do better. Had this senate bill been adopted I feared a number of other proposals would have died as a result. We now haye a joint House-Senate Conference Committee meeting and I believe out of this committee could, and Castro's Next Move By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON - The chilling prospect that Fidel Castro intends further use of his 12,000 Cuban troops in Angola to "free" South African-controlled Namibia is causing far more consternation inside President Ford's White House than Cuba's original Angolan intervention. Unlike Castro's quick Angolan triumph, a move into Namibia would confront South Africa's predominantly white army and threaten bloody racial warfare. To high officials in Washington, it is out of the question that any such Cuban adventure would go unchallenged. While the White House vows Castro will not be allowed to use military force Advice Test for Could-be Alcoholics By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY:-You recently printed a letter from a woman whose husband drinks enough beer to become very drunk, but who insists that as long as he drinks "only" beer, he's not an alcoholic. This is a common misconception. I thought your readers would be interested in-knowing that a "shot" of whiskey (one and a half ounces), a glass of table wine (five ounces) and a pint of beer (16 ounces) all have an equivalent amounted (three-fourths of an ounce) of ethyl alcohol. The alcoholic becomes addited to the ethyl alcohol, no matter which beverage he consumes. Alcoholism is one of the major health problems in this country. However, it is a treatable illness that can be controlled if identified and treated. The following quiz is distributed by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Health No Cholesterol By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — Would you publish a list of foods which tend to raise cholesterol level? In othe words, which foods one should avoid if the cholesterol level is on the high side. DEAR READER — There is no cholesterol in foods of plant origin. It is only in animal products. The chief sources of large amounts of cholesterol in the diet are egg yolks, butter fat in butter, milk, cheese and some organ meats, especially liver, brains and sweetbreads. Meat, fish and poultry all have about 70 milligrams of cholesterol in three and one-half ounces (100 grams) raw weight. You should try to limit your cholesterol intake to 300 milligrams a day. By using fortified skim milk, buttermilk, uncreamed cottage cheese for dairy products, avoiding the high <- cholesterol foods and using vegetable margarines, you can still eat quite a bit "of the m'e'atV fish"tfnd prMtry'gl'oup without consuming too much cholesterol. Unfortunately there is much more to keeping the cholesterol down than just eliminating the high cholesterol foods. You need also to eliminate or avoid body obesity by diet and exercise and you need to limit your total fat intake of any type and particularly controj saturated fat intake. For more information on'the principles of diet to prevent heart disease send 50 cents for The Health Letter, Number 1-3, Diet, Preventing Atherosclerosis. 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, NY 10019. DEAR DR. LAMB — My buddies and I are having a discussion concerning ulcers, nerves and high blood pressure. Which occurs first, ulcers and then a • nervous condition and high blood pressure or a nervous condition and then an ulcer and high blood pressure? DEAR READER — Have fun, Doctors still argue about these points, especially in specific cases and the conclusions are sometimes no more enlightened than the ones you may make. The problem is that one can't generalize. Certainly one can have high blood pressure and not have any problems at all with nervous tension. High blood .pressure may be related to being overweight, to having kidney disease or even to having certain hormonal'abriormalities in the body. Ulcers are often associated with excessive nervous tension but again we do see them in people without any clear evidence of abnormal stress and we see a lot of people with lots of stress who have neither high blood pressure nor ulcers. We see people with an infinite variety of stress reactions, nervous disorders and even psychosis who have neither medical problem. We know that when people are sick from any cause they may then become nervous, depressed or emotionally unstable. DO YOU HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM? 1. Do you ever drink "doubles" ? 2. Do you drink more now than you used to? 3. Do you sometimes gulp drinks instead of sipping them? 4. Do you think you need a drink to help you relax? (Or to give you a lift?) 5. Do you drink when you are alone? 6. Do you sometimes forget what happened while you were drinking? 7. Do you keep a bottle hidden somewhere — at home or at work — for quick pick-me-ups? 8. Do you need a drink to have a good time? 9. Do you ever have a drink or two before going where you know drinks will be served? 10. Do you drink in the morning to relieve a hangover? If you have four or more "yes" answers, you have a serious drinking problem. For information and help, check your Yellow Pages under Alcoholism for the number of councils on alcoholism, the A.A., Al-Anon, and specialized treatment facilities. HELPFUL IN HOUSTON .DEAR HELPFUL: Thanks. Your quiz is indeed helpful to those who are fond of saying, "I can take it or leave it alone,'' but who usually take it. DEAR ABBY: About a month ago a friend who is a kindergarten teacher asked me if I would assist her with her class. I was glad to help her without pay. At the end of the day, I saw that my purse was open and all the money from my wallet was gone. (It amounted to about $10.) I told my friend about it, and she kept trying to give me $10 to make'up for it; but'I wouldn't accept it. """ Then she mailed me a check for $10. urging me to please cash it. I really want to, but I don't feel right about it. What should I do? ON THE FENCE. DEAR ON: Consider HER feelings and cash the check. Otherwise she will continue to feel guilty about your loss. CONFIDENTIAL TO "ASHAMED IN HIGHLAND PARK": George Bernard Shaw once said, "The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is." I'm with George. Now. try to reduce the list'. Legislative Report Slow on Tax Lid will, come a sound, intelligent, informed solution. Yes, they are proceeding slowly, and the time is short. Yes, it is a difficult process and compromises will be made. But they ha,ve worked long and hard to make sound decisions: It appears now their report will combine (1) local budget limitations of some kind, (2) funding property tax relief with the $48 million windfall through ag-land tax credits 'and homestead exemptions, and (3) assessment methods on property (particularly agricultural) to relieve some possible inequities. This would not be a one year solution, but an attempt to speak to the real, long range problems of property tax relief in Iowa. "Quote/Unquote" "I would suggest the President might very well make clear that Nixon is a man who has no standing in this country, that he is a man who forfeited his right to influence this country" —Robert Strauss, Democratic National Chairman, on Nixon's China visit. "As a group, economists are slightly more entertaining than bankers and a trifle duller than lawyers. The excuse for perpetrating an entire volume about their shortcomings is only this: when respectable economists are wrong en masse, other people usually suffer the consequences." —Robert Leckachman, professor of economics at Lehman College and author of a new book, "Economists at Bay: \yfty the Experts Will Never Solve Your Problem." by Sen. William Winkelman Conference Committee. The property tax conference committee is still deliberating and hasn't firmed up anything yet in spite of an emergency time schedule. Republicans presented a proposal along the lines of the 17.6-77 LEAP proposal for the school .foundation plan, with a six per cent guideline on city and county budgets from property taxes. The proposal would require a second hearing if political subdivisions desire to increase their budgets .to 8 per cent. Budgeting over eight per cent would require a referendum of the voters. The motion also included creating a task force to be appointed by the Governor to continue to research the property tax problem and using a 100 per cent productivity basis for taxing agricultural land. Floor Action. Senate floor action appears to have "picked up" this week. S.F. 1123, an Act to establish a department of employment security and dissolve the employment commission, passed 46-0. S.F. 1141, a bill for an Act to establish and regulate the practice of barbering and the practice of cosmetology passed 43-1 after many hours of compromise. Senate File 106, prohibiting smoking in certain public areas, also passed 35-13. The bill prohibits smoking in most of the in-door areas of theaters, libraries, art galleries, concert halls, auditoriums, and government • buildings. It would also allow stores and restaurants to designate special areas for smokers. Winkelman Bills. I introduced two new bills this week. Senate File 1239 provides for restitution for damages to the victims of crimes as a condition of continuing probation. A schedule of regular payments shall be made for satisfaction of any portion of the restitution which cannot be immediately paid 4 . Senate Joint Resolution 1007 provides for the selection of judges for the supreme court and district courts by a vote of the people rather than appointment. District Honor. Kay Eason of Battle Creek is bringing honor to our district by doing an excellent job as page to Lieutenant Governor Arthur Neu. President of the Senate. She is one of 13 high school students competitively selected from throughout Iowa to serve the Senate. again anywhere, the question is how to stop him. One possible answer under tentative discussion is an outright U.S. naval blockade of Cuba itself.. It was precisely this bleak prospect that led the President and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to move against the pro-Soviet, Cuban-backed Angolan independence movement — an action vetoed by Congress. But if Congress balked at such limited aid, would it consent to substantial intervention (such as a naval blockade) in league with the white supremacist South African regime? Castro apparently is sure enough Congress will say "no" to risk overplaying his hand in Africa. Both congressional reluctance and Castroite boldness are buttressed by the fact a Cuban move to "free" Namibia would be done under cover of international legality, with Castro claiming United Nations support. Namibia (formerly Southwest Africa) is legally a UN trusteeship, though South Africa has never relinquished its long control over the huge, sparsely settled territory on its northern border. Accordingly. Cuban military operations in Namibia would be given a superficial sanctity, with or without specific UN action. The reasoning at high administration levels is that 12,000 Cuban troops were far more than was needed to pacify Angola. That raises the ominous thought that Angola only begins Communist Cuba's renewed pursuit of world revolution. "We will defend Angola and we will defend Africa," Castro said last December in a speech being sharply scrutinized here. "When we say defend, we mean it. When we say fight, we mean it. Let the South African racists and the Yankee imperialists know it." Realists in the Ford administration are belatedly believing Castro means exactly what he said. Passman's Threat A House subcommittee's highly unusual rejection of an extra .half-billion dollars in military and economic aid to Israel resulted from a private threat by tough old Rep. Otto Passman of Louisiana. Passman, longtime chairman of the House'Appropriations subcommittee on foreign aid, is a conservative Democrat who describes himself as "very pro-Israel." Nevertheless, he warned subcommittee members that if Israeli - aid were raised he would insist on " equivalent boosts for Egypt, Syria and other Arab nations. He got private backing from Secretary of State Kissinger, who informed the subcommittee through Passman that special treatment for Israel would harm President' Ford's diplomacy in the Middle East. That marked a switch from Kissinger's earlier approve! of the $500 million extra fund for Israel. Under strong political pressure. Kissinger had told Sen. Hubert Humphrey he would not object to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee authorizing the extra amount. 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 2,1897.' Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republlcatlon of all the local news printed In this newspaper as well as all AP dispatches. 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