Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 11, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, March 11, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & feature Page Thursday, March 11,1975 Deficit Spending Inside Report The nation is being rocked by two powerful and conflicting tides in this, the 200th year of its existence. On the one side is a growing public disenchantment with big government, especially big government spending and its inflationary consequences. An .indication of this is the fact that the legislatures of eight states so far have passed resolutions asking Congress to submit a constitutional amendment that would prohibit federal deficits. As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce notes, in only one out of the last 16 years has the federal government not run a deficit. The national debt now exceeds $600 billion, or nearly $3,000 for every man, woman or child in the country. At its 57th annual convention in January, the American Farm Bureau Federation called for a similar antideficit amendment, and in addition adopted a resolution urging "that no salary increase be granted to any elected federal' officials until the federal budget is balanced." At the same time, however, there is as much, or more, pressure in the opposite, direction — toward even more federal spending on a host of needs. The federal bail-out of New York is only the worst and most publicized example of the fiscal plight of the cities. Cleveland, one of'many large cities on the ailing list, is depending upon $54:8 million in federal aid during the next year just to maintain its already low level of-public services. Four years ago, Cleveland's federal subsity was only $17.8 million. Because of the "nightmare" of staff cuts and budget cuts facing urban school districts, the recent annual convention of the American Association of School administrators talked about boosting federal aid to education to fully one-third of the total national cost. Said one Oklahoma school superintendent, "Our only hope is the federal level. We have no 6ther choice." At the National Conference of 'Governors recently, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller recommended a five-point program to "move as rapidly as possible toward 100 per cent federal financing of public assistance" — a total federal takeover of welfare. The question, of course, is where the federal government is going to get the money for all this except through higher taxes or the creation of even cheaper money by further deficit spending, or both. Theoretically, it would seem logical that the more the federal government underwrites the responsibilities that once belonged to the states .or local communities, the less Americans would have to be taxed on trie local level. But is hasn't worked out that way. As federal subsidies have risen, so have state and local taxes—and deficits. Nor does the record offer much hope that a plan like Ronald Reagan's to return both federal money and responsibilities to the states would reverse this situation. Here, theoretically, federal expenditures should fall as local expenditures rose. But again, it is unlikely that is would work out that way in practice, for it is the very failure or inability of the states to meet their own needs that is the cause of the expanded role of the federal government. The suggestion that the citizens of the poorer states "vote with their feet" and move elsewhere is somewhat less than brilliant. We are, in short, on a dizzying merry-go-i'ound. The rising needs and expectations of Americans have led to federal deficits, which have fueled inflation, which in turn has impoverished local governments and led to still more demands for federal spending. To stop the cycle by barring federal deficits and thereby, it is hoped, curb inflation, may indeed be the necessary first step to a solution. Sooner or later this is going to have to come about, but this would involve wrenching changes many Americans may not wish to contemplate. One fact still remains, there simply is not, nor ever has been, a freelunch. Byword is Caution If economists have learned anything from the experience of the last several years, it is to be cautious in making forecasts. Even as the unemployment rate dropped in February for the fourth consecutive month — to 7.6 per cent, a full percentage point below last October's peak — Economics Council Chairman Alan Greenspan was predicting only the economic recovery "could lower the unemployment rate to less than 7 per cent" by the end of the year. With nearly all the economic indicators pointing to a faster recovery than many had expected, it would be surprising if unemployment did not drop below 7 per cent this year — possibly well below. But caution remains a better strategy than over-optimism'. Viewpoint Plush Exile ByTomTiede WASHINGTON - (NBA) - A . Volkswagen and a Cadillac stop at the same traffic light in the Capital's Georgetown district. The driver of the small car stares for a long moment at the driver of the larger, and then rolls down his window to communicate. "I know who are are," he says with feeling, "drop dead." , The driver of the Cadillac is Nguyen Cao Ky, and if we tear the scabs off old sores we all know who he is: one time commander of the South Vietnamese Air Force, premier of that nation from 1965-67, later vice president, suspected narcotics Lord, gentleman land grabber and, at a moustachioed 45, still a dashing if unsavory bon vivant. Nguyen Cao Ky. Few can pronounce it, but as the first anniversary of the end of the war in Southeast Asia nears (April) many remember the name with consternation and some shame. An American government'favorite for years, nonetheless rejected by the Vietnamese people as an egotistic • incompetent, it was about this time a year ago that he emerged from a forced political retirement for what he called a last minute effort as "the savior" of his all but disintegrated country. Who can forget his final testimony as savior? With Communists rushing into Saigon, and U.S. allies rushing out, Ky called for the inevitable leadership coup, saying: "Let the cowards who are leaving with the Americans go, and let those who love South Vietnam stay and fight." Three days later he sent his wife and family to Hawaii. After two more days he got aboard a U.S. plane and beat it himself. . • ' Now a nine months resident of. suburban Washington, driving his new Cadillac around Georgetown, he serves as a reminder of the ultimate truth of Vietnam: those who insisted on it, those who perpetuated it, those who caused it have not by and large suffered. The Why Scoop Panics the Left By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON — Panic spreading through the left wing of the Democratic party the morning after Sen. Henry M. Jackson's smashing victory in Massachusetts can be directly traced to blue-collar voters in working-class neighborhoods such as Precinct 66 in Lynn. These voters oppose forced racial busing but, unlike their brothers in Boston neighborhoods torn apart by the issue, they are not obsessed with it. That enabled Jackson to overwhelm Gov. George C. Wallace, 139 to 86, in Precinct 66. But of more concern to the liberal left was its new champion, Rep. Morris Udall, running fifth in the precinct with only 46 votes. Thus, liberal operatives are asking themselves this question: Can Mo Udall, the early winner of the elimination contest on the party's left by capturing the upper-income suburbs and college campuses, also capture the all-important blue-collar vote? If so, can he do it soon enough to help his candidacy — say, in Pennsylvania April 27? The nature of Jackson's win in Massachusetts suggests the answer to both questions may be no. It is not difficult to see why Jackson, picked for fourth place or lower by Massachusetts politicians, finished a strong first. While losing to Wallace in South Boston and other busing crisis spots, he dominated most other blue-collar areas. Outside the busing zone, Wallace was somewhat weaker and Sen. Birch Bayh, billed as the left's blue-collar champion, was breathtakingly impotent. More difficult to explain is why non-charismatic, old-shoe Scoop Jackson ran so well. His own explanation of better organization (phone banks), high spending and labor backing begs the question of his vivid distinctiveness among all those Democratic candidates decrying unemployment: his opposition to busing and, perhaps more important, his advocacy of hard-line national security stands. The llth hour endorsement of Jackson by Ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan, now a symbol of a renascent nationalism, called attention to this distinctiveness on foreign policy. Outside busing crisis areas, supporting Jackson was clearly the honorable alternative to a Wallace protest vote. Hence, Udall's problem: having captured the liberal mantle, he must hasten to hide it. On Tuesday night in Boston, he quickly substituted the more acceptable "progressive" for the more dangerous "liberal" in describing himself. But some advisers say he must stop self-identification in any way as Communists who started it won, the U.S. officials 1 who confused it are mostly relaxing in other executive capacities, and the Vietnamese masters who fouled it up are, in two notorious cases anyway, retired in comfort. The last premier, Nguyen Van Thieu, lives in Taiwan with millions in confiscations and Ky resides here, earning $2500 for each college lecture appearance. You'll remember that the lesser lights involved in Vietnam did suffer. Nearly a million deaths, for example, more than 6,500,000 displacements in the South alone. One recalls Ky and his wife, in tastelessly matching black "Captain Midnight" flying suits, attending the ceremonious funerals of the fallen. Many dead combatants then . were cut in half by Ky's military morticians, apparently to make them easier to bury, and the Premier, after a refreshing drink, would urge the survivors on the greater sacrifices in the name of the savior. And there were other sufferings. Ky's wife, a former stewardess who thought so little of her Vietnamese heritage that she underwent surgery to Anglicize her eyes, once stole five square miles of choice land from Montagnard tribespeople who owned it. Dissidents were condemned by the Ky administration to years of imprisonment and torture. And in 1971 a U.S. intelligence report accused Ky of running narcotics. Even now Ky displays contempt for the people and . nation he once led. Asked by a collegiate 'about the American massacre at My Lai, Ky has said: "In war you have to expect things like that." v But all that's iathe past now, at least for the likes of Ky. And the likes of him are numerous in Washington. Advice Unwed, But Wants Her Baby By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: Our daughter, a 21-year-old working girl, is pregnant. She isn't going with anyone steady and doesn't want to get married right now. But she is thrilled because she really wants a baby. My husband and I are also thrilled because this will be our first grandchild. We will do everything we can for her and the baby. We'll eyen adopt it if she wants us to. She wants to keep the baby and take care of it herself. She doesn't want to tell the baby's father about her condition because although he's single, he isn't ready to settle down yet. She doesn't see him anymore. What should she tell people who ask who the father is? If he doesn't pay anything toward the delivery and support, he doesn't get any visiting rights, does he? Our daughter will be getting help from welfare. Does that mean she has to tell them who the father is? She would rather not. Also, does she have to put the father's name on the baby's birth certificate? GRANNY-TO-BE DEAR GRANNY: Since the laws differ from state to state have your daughter ask her case worker to answer her questions. And tell her to ignore the people who ask who the baby's father is. That's her business. And her secret. DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 42 years, and two years ago my husband told me that he wanted to have his left ear pierced so that he could wear a little gold earring in it. 1 asked Health To By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — I have what is called polycythema vera. Also I am told I have an enlarged spleen. Could you please tell me what causes an enlarged spleen. Is there anything that can be done for it? I have been to several specialists for this blood condition and wind up taking blood thinner and having blood taken. I suffer so much with my left leg, and it is pretty discouraging not to find any help that makes me feel better. I am a working woman, 62 years old and the doctor bills are more than I can afford. I would appreciate any help or advice you can give me. DEAR READER — Polycythema vera is a condition of overproduction, particularly of red blood cells. The bone marrow where the blood cells are produced is also overactive. There is also an increase in thrombocytes, the little tiny cells that are realted to blood clotting mechanisms. No one knows what causes this condition. It is not the same response we see at high altitude or with lung conditions where is not enough oxygen and the number of red cells increases. It's true the spleen enlarges. It is a specialized giant lymph node and is involved whenever there is an excess production of blood cells or an increased destruction of them. With the increase in red blood cells there is an increase in the total amount of blood. This seems to be associated with the headache and full sensation in the head that many patients with this problem have a ruddy complexion and high blood pressure, particularly of the systolic (upper) reading, occurs in about half of the patients. Dizziness, weakness and fatigue are common complaints. These, too, are sometimes relieved whenever the excess amount of blood is withdrawn. 1 am not sure what you are talking about in reference to your leg. Your leg should not cause you any trouble because df polycythema vera. The only possible connection I can make is that people with polycythema vera are prone to blood clots. This is why you are taking blood thinner. Perhaps you had a blood clot in your leg. The increased tendency to form blood clots is directly related to the increased production of thrombocytes related to the normal clotting mechanism. In addition to the simple bleeding techniques that have been used there are a variety of chemicals that can be used to treat the bone marrow to prevent excessive formation of blood cells. 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-oflice 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 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 .............. t .60 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining . Counties where carrier service is not available, per year ................ 130.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones! and 2 per year .................................. «3.00 All Other Mail in the United States, per year ........................ «7.00 why. No answer. Then I told him that his wedding ring was enough rings for a man. Still no answer. Soon I noticed that he had his left ear pierced and was wearing a tiny gold earring in it. We haven't had a happy day since. I am 59 and he is 63. When friends ask me why my husband wears that earring. I don't know what to tell them. Even our priest has asked me. If you or any of your readers has a clue, please let me know. STUMPED IN MONTANA DEAR STUMPED: The only person who can answer your question is your husband. If wearing a tiny gold earring in his left ear has special significance for him, ask him what it is. And if he tells you, please tell me. DEAR ABBY: My husband grew up in a family of kissers. They were constantly giving each other (and everybody else) long, enthusiastic kisses on the mouth whenever the occasion arose. I have asked my husband not to kiss our preteen daughters this way. and he thinks. I am strange for feeling as I do. ' Abby.'I have absolutely no objection to kissing friends and relatives on the cheek, but I save my mouth-to-mouth kisses for my husband. When he kissed a young woman friend of mine on the lips last evening at a friendly greeting, she looked embarrassed. When I mentioned it to him later, he said. "Nonsense! It's time you shook your Victorian morals and joined the modern world. Where do you stand. Abby ? STIFF UPPER LIP DEAR STIFF: With you. The mouth is an erogenous zone, reserved for one's lover — or for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Berry's World © 1975 by NW. Inc. "How is everything in cohabitationsville?" left of center now that all his opponents on the left are gone or going. But shedding labels will not answer Udall's problems. While he can outbid Jackson in promising jobs, he cannot become Pat Moynihan's soul partner or even jettison his pro-busing position. The answer, emerging among liberals once Jackson's victory became apparent Tuesday night: attack Scoop Jackson. One political operative from organized labor's left wing encountered Alan Baron, liberal activist who has been busy undermining Jimmy Carter's campaign, in the corridors of Boston's Copley Plaza Hotel Tuesday night. His message to Baron was to get off Carter's back and onto Jackson's. But Jackson is not nearly so vulnerable as Carter. In contrast to sphinx-like Carter, his positions are clear, his past an open book. Far more important, Jackson is the clear favorite for the large bag of delegates in New York April 6, which would give him further momentum. Unless Udall can quickly generate blue-collar support, his only favorable primary in the foreseeable future is Wisconsin's "beauty contest" April 6, no longer binding on delegates and sure to be obscured by the same day's New,York results. Accordingly, some liberals feel their best hope to cripple Jackson is not Udall but Jimmy Carter, whose fourth place in Massachusetts reflects the gradualy building criticism of his credibility. Although Carter's voters so far have tended to be right of center, many of his state managers are McGovernite veterans. If Carter, a Vietnam hawk, responds to his Massachusetts loss by more sharply defining his fuzzy centrist positions and moving left, he might pick up diehard doves who, paradoxically, will never forgive Jackson for supporting the U.S. effort in Vietnam. Hampering this course, however, many tastemakers on the party's left clearly regard Jackson as the lesser evil to Carter — a man they disagree with but like and trust. Baron, veteran liberal leader Joseph Rauh and Sen. George McGovern himself are all in this category. Indeed, some leaders of the old liberal establishment believe their salvation is Sen. Hubert Humphrey. But Humphrey's candidacy always has been predicated on a Jackson collapse. Key labor leaders, privately prepared . to abandon Jackson for Humphrey after a poor showing in Massachusetts, Wednesday morning were telephoning congratulations and affirming their loyalty. Consequently, the basic question of Democratic politics may be whether Mo Udall, who has generated sparkling magnetism in the suburban salon, can transport it to the neighborhood saloon without deserting the orthodoxies of the left. The question arises because Scoop Jackson, without benefit of charisma, managed Tuesday to combine bread-and-butter liberalism, a nationalistic foreign policy and public concern for the white majority into a highly respectable and effective victory. 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