Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 12, 1976 · Page 3
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Friday, March 12,1976 What Others Are Saying— Wall Street Journal Even though it failed last Friday, a court action by about 50 Congressmen to block pbst office closings probably won some election year points with the folks back home. But to a casual observer, the spectacle of Congressmen trying to do something in court rather than in Congress itself smacks of diversionary tactics. In the court suit, Judge John Lewis Smith ruled that the Postal Service has the right to close offices, but it must comply with its own procedural regulations. It must, for example, conduct surveys of customers likely to be affected and give a 90-day notice of intended closings. This means that the Postal Service can go ahead, although probably at a slower pace, with its efforts to shut down some 600 post offices, most of them small units. Such closings will ease, to some degree, Postal Service deficits, but the service still faces a combination of heavy losses, rising debt and declining business in response to rising rates. The court suit is more significant for the thinking it reflects in Congress. In essence, Congress would like to have the political benefits that derive from some measure of influence over the Postal Service, but not the political liabilities. It is becoming increasingly clear that it can't have things both ways. Democrat Paul Simon of Illinois, one of the plaintiffs, said, the Postal Service has forgotten the significance of its name — "Postal Service, not postal money making." If Mr. Simon is worried about the Postal Service making mohey, he may well have found the least justifiable worry in Washington. Congress should make up its mind whether it wants to run the post office as a public service, in which case it . should bring it back into the federal budget and underwrite its losses. Or does it want, as it claimed when it created the Postal Service in 1970, a postal system that is run like a business? If the service is to be run like a business, it first of all needs more . competition, which means eliminating its monopoly on first class mail delivery. It needs, of course, the right to find more efficient ways to deliver mail to lightly populated areas that cannot justify post offices. It needs the right to reduce its swollen work force and bargain at arms length with postal unions. (As Andrew :; Haiskell of Time; Inc., recently pointed ; out, the'rtational average wage of postal ;; workers is $13,400, compared with $11,800 for policemen, $11,200 for firemen, $11,600 for teachers and $12,600 for assistant professors at four-year colleges.) It should be reasonably obvious by now that Congress never really severed the Postal Service from its apron strings. Going outside of Congress to wage court suits doesn't do much to resolve the issue over what happens next to the dependent child. Cherokee Daily Times The phraseology of Mike Mansfield's announcement that he will retire from public life at the end of this year typifies his sensitive, selfless nature and explains why he is held in such high esteem by his colleagues. His summation of 34 years of service in Congress made no mention of the many legislative contributions that became law under his firm and enlightened leadership. Rather, his message referred honestly and without floweriness to the realities he has experienced since taking office in 1943: ". . . the administration of seven presidents, the assassination of a president and other extreme outrages against human decency, able political leadership and seamy politics and chicanery, the dawn of the nuclear age and men on the moon, a great war and a prelude to more war and an uneasy peace, a dim perspection of world order and uncertain hopes for international peace." Mike Mansfield, as majority leader of the Senate since 1961, never abused his authority. Though he was a political leader, he placed the welfare of the nation and its people above the parochialism of politics, and his integrity was never seriously questioned even by Republicans across the aisle. In times of stress, he seemed to react much as he did during periods of calmness, always applying measured reasoning to high, unchanging principles; and his logical approach often prevented other lawmakers from hastily reflecting fears, hates, prejudices and self-serving motivations. He will be sorely missed on the national scene. In the twilight of his career, his countrymen should acknowledge that he has done well, this good and faithful servant. Quad-Cities Times The Iowa House applied to "no go" to "no fault" last week. The 55-42 vote means advocates of "no fault" auto : liability insurance will have to wait at least until next year before trying to again get the system operating in Iowa. Perhaps the lure of the weekend (Continued Next Column) Inside Report Ford vs. Castro By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON — Deepening penetration into black Africa by Fidel Castro's Cuba with Moscow's diplomatic and, if needed, military support is now seen at high levels of the Ford administration as the big'gest Communist threat anywhere to tip the world power balance. Intense briefings of President Ford on Cuba's sensational success in Angola and its implications have just been completed. Consequently the President is now considering a major effort — possibly following a foreign policy speech — to make a willfully obtuse Congress understand Castro's desperately dangerous gamble which, so far, has paid glittering dividends. The Soviet-Cuban axis so successful in Angola seemed strengthened during the recent Soviet Communist party congress. As part of that strengthening, Prime Minister Castro quietly took to Moscow Osmani Cienfuegos, top African expert in the Cuban Communist party. While there, they conferred secretly with black nationalist leaders of the South West Africa Peoples' Organization, which desperately wants Cuban help in its drive for independence, of Namibia from South Africa. Intimate collaboration between Havanajand Moscow now evident in. Cuba's long-range commitment to Africa has ended Castro's earlier worry that his 12,000 to 14,000 troops in southern Africa might be stranded at the end of an extremely vulnerable supply line stretching across the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, Moscow sent Cuba two IL-62' troop-carriers in mid-January to replace shorter-range Britannia and IL-18 transports. More significantly, the Russians have recently used the high-flying TU-95 over the South ' Atlantic to study U.S. fleet movements in water that would'be critical if the U.S. should decide on severe retaliation against Cuba. One possible retaliation would be a U.S. naval blockade of Cuba, known to be under consideration.-But. even if congressional apprehensions were overcome, the difficulty of extending a blockade to the air — essential for success — would jeopardize the whole enterprise. Further, some administration experts fear the Russians would contest an American blockade, as they could not in the Cuban missile crisis 13 years ago when U.S. .pp'we.r'iwas supreme. , .Irvsuch.a confrontation, the U:S. "'" would immediately be placed in a vicious political context — "in lockstep with the white supremacists" of South Africa and Rhodesia, in the apt phrase of one policymaker. No matter how distorted and inaccurate that context would be, high officials here doubt that U.S. allies would back Washington's effort to break Castro interference in the cause of black nationalism against white-minority governments. Indeed, Congress might prove just as balky. The Soviet high-altitude reconnaissance over the South Atlantic, at the very least, is an indication Moscow feels the same way and might quickly intervene against any U.S. blockade of Cuba. With his military intervention in Angola victorious and the Soviet-backed Popular Movement in control there, Castro's future in Africa seems assured — and expanding, with two new Cuban tasks. Task No. 1, as seen by experts here; To consolidate the new Angolan government by lending expert aid to build a centralized Communist-style party, getting the economy working again (particularly the coffee plantations and the ports) and teaching the Popular Movement basic elements of internal security, mass communications and similar techniques of control. Task No. 2: To lend Cuban armed power to other nationalist parties, almost certainly starting with guerrilla units based in Mozambique for operations across the border in Rhodesia. Cuban troops, their strength unknown here, have recently been seen in Mozambique, apparently getting there by ship around the Cape of Good Hope. Bases of operation must be established behind the border with supplies, weapons and other essentials from major guerrilla operations. Other targets for Castro's ambitious Africa corps are Namibia, (formerly South West Africa) and French Somalia soon to be independent. Officials here say Cuban troops may be used if Somalia, home of the Soviet naval base of Berbera, decides to invade the former French colony. This predictable future course of Cuban intervention in black Africa has led Mr. Ford to the brink of a major new U.S. policy — despite last fall's congressional veto of any U.S. help which doomed anti-Soviet factions in Angola. Some of the President's political advisers feel Congress is changing, mainly because voters back home have been aroused by the, marr,iage ; of Soviet weapons-and Cuban,troops:8,000 miles 1 Tr6m Moscow 1 .''Whether Corigress'is coming to its senses or not. President Ford is determined to end Castro's free run in Africa, whatever the opinion of his foreign allies, the Third World. American black leaders or anybody else. Published by the Students of Kuemper High School Vol. 23 Carroll, Iowa, Daily Times Herald, March 1 2, 1976 No. 24 Knights to State Tournament! The Kuemper Knights will journey to Des Moines this Wednesday, March 17th, for their first State Tournament appearance since 1971. The Knights will be playing against Cedar Rapids Washington at 8:45 p.m. in Veterans Auditorium. Kuemper, who gained its tournament berth by defeating Des Moines Dowling 49-43 last Saturday night, now have a 17-2 seasonal record, being defeated only by Sioux City Heelan and Sioux City West. The Knights have won their last four games. Previous to the Dowling game, Kuemper won its District contest against the Dodgers of Fort Dodge, 63-51. The Knights were chosen to win the State Championship in an upset victory on WHO-TV's Beat the Bear program by the Bear last Sunday night. Jim Zabel, the show's commentator, found the Bear's pick humorous. Apparently Zabel does not recognize the Bear's unusually high intelligence. Tickets for Wednesday night's State Tournament game are available in the main entrance of the high school from 7p.m. to8:30p.m. tonight and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Tickets, all reserved, cost $3.00. Bus sign-up for students will continue next week. Transportation cost is $2.00 Band Students to Festival "I think that the experience of this honor shall give me the style I need to make me a better musician," commented junior Scott Stoner when asked about the upcoming band festival. The Kuemper High School Band will journey to Algona Garrigan this weekend for the Iowa Catholic High School Band Festival. Kuemper will be taking two separate groups to the festival. An Honor Band will be going up Friday to practice with the guest conductor from the University of South Dakota. Ray DeVilbiss. The mass band will go up on Saturday to practice that day and then a concert will be given that night with Ray DeVilbiss conducting the honor band, and the directors from the various schools participating conducting the Advice Try to Beat Child into Training By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: This is my first "Dear Abby" letter, and I'm counting on your help. .' Our son. who is almost 3. is about to drive me crazy with wetting his pants. I realize that little boys do have their accidents, but surely not all the time! Abby. we've tried whipping him, shaming him and even keeping him from going hunting with his Daddy (which he loves to do) until he quits wetting his pants and starts acting like a big boy. Nothing we do seems to help one bit. I'll be having our second child soon, and I-would give anything for our first child to be potty-trained once and for all. Please suggest something. EXHAUSTED MOTHER DEAR EXHAUSTED: Whipping and shaming your child is exactly what you should NOT do! Your pediatrician is the one who is qualified to advise you. Ask him today. Your son may have a physical problem that needs treating. DEAR ABBY: Please help me. 1 just love to get a man who's hard to get, but after 1 get him. I lose all interest in him. Then when he loses all interest in me. I start getting interested in him all over again. I really don't do this on purpose. Abby. but it has happened so many times there must be a reason for it. Can you explain it? GOING IN CIRCLES DEAR GOING: You aren't ready for a serious commitment yet. You enjoy the excitement of the chase, but you don't really want the prize. (P.S. It's typical of adolescent behavior, but some grownups never outgrow it. I figures in the decision. The Democrat majority leadership had announced intent to keep working as late as necessary Friday to complete action on the controversial bill. Numerous amendments were stacked up and debate would be long, 'dull and tiresome. After grinding through the morning and into mid-afternoon, Rep. Norman Jesse, D-Des Moines, thought it was , time for a showdown vote. His amendment to strike the enacting clause was called up—and adopted. That did it. No matter how perfect, or imperfect, the rest of the bill might be, without an enacting clause it could never become law — somewhat like a eunuch in a massage parlor. One could argue that the House should have worked its way through all the amendments to the bill before making the final decision on acceptance or rejection. But if the prevailing mood was to reject, |t might as well be done early and avoid hours of exercise in futile debate. Perhaps legislators who commiserate about the length of General .Assembly sessions should pull the enacting clause tactic out of mothballs more often. mass band. Junior Scott Wiederien commented, ''The assimilation of the band members from the various schools and the talents of the conductors should provide for a very interesting concert." Sophomore Bryce Burkett remarked, "I think it is a good opportunity to experience other directors' techniques and directing. I'm looking forward to meeting new people." Junior Kevin Ricke stated, "The students at the Band Festival will learn from each other and enhance each other's musical abilities." John Mallet, KHS Band Director, commented, "It has come to be an annual event at Kuemper High School and we are looking forward to going again this year." THE LANCE STAFF. Missing are photographers Mary Jo Baumhover and Margie Schapman. Lance Progressing "The '76 Lance is progressing very satisfactorily," commented Fr. Bruce LeFebvre, Lance moderator. Eight hundred Lances were ordered during last month's Question of the Week America's Birthday Overdone? A showdown vote at the outset to determine whether there is enough support for the principles contained in a bill to warrant debate might quickly send a lot of measure to the scrap heap. 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 marter at the post-office at Carroll, Iowa, underthe 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. 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 120.00 Outside of Carroll and.Adjocnlng Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year M , «3.00 All Other Mall In the United States, per year .., $27.00 Buy your Bicentennial coins today! Bicentennial pajamas on sale now! Order our special Bicentennial Ice Cream! This mass will be offered in remembrance of America's Bicentennial! Don't miss our Bicentennial Concert! Do these comments sound familiar, maybe like old cliches used by many every day? Or do these arouse your patriotism and make our country's birthday a great celebration for you? In an attempt to learn students' reactions toward the American Bicentennial celebration, we asked their response to the following question: "Do you think America's Bicentennial celebration is being overdone?" Deb Walden — "Yes, it's important, but I'm getting tired of hearing about it." Judy Goreham — "It's 'too commercialized. Other than that, I don't really feel it's overdone. After all, it only comes once'every two hundred years." Beth Happe — "Yes, it's pretty bad when they even have Bicentennial Ice Cream." Lori Kasperbauer — "They made a big deal about it too early, so now people are getting sick of it." Dave Schroeder — "I feel that our economy should not allow for this kind of action. Too commercialized." Jeff Schenkelberg — "I feel that much more work could be done in the Carroll area." Mary Hageman — "Yes, greatly! It's gone pretty far with red, white and blue long- Johns." Sandy Schmitz — "No. because it only comes once every 200 years." Terri Langenfeld — "They're emphasizing the wrong things." Scott Stoner — "The American economy has taken advantage of the patriotism of the American people. Joni Lohman — "Yes, they make it seem like the country is being re-done." Roxanne Kennebeck — "Yes, too many American products symbolize our Bicentennial and don't express American originality." Diane Nees — "Yes definitely, because the whole thing is being extremely blown out of proportion. Sure, it is a great historical event, but we've been hearing about it for the last two years. I think our country is too great to ponder on this Bicentennial for so long. We should move ahead and progress in the true American tradition." Diane Gramowski — "Sort of, because all the stores have Bicentennial sales. It may only come once every 200 years but some companies are over doing it." Dawn Pietig — "I don't know. I worrder what they did every Fourth of July before 1776!" George Reavy (Loras College student) — "Being from the capital of Illinois, Springfield, I come from a very historic city. I feel that the Bicentennial spirit that is thriving throughout the city has brought a large am'ount of pride to the populus of not only the town, but also the state. It is part of our heritage, in the U.S.. to celebrate anniversaries. I feel this is the most important event in the life of our country, and I'm glad to be a part of the birthday of the No. 1 nation in the land." subscription drive, with approximately 76 per cent of the students ordering Lances. "We are really pleased with the subscription drive," commented co-editor Mary Hagemann. "The advertising drive was successful too." Heading the advertising drive that yielded $800 more than last year was Lois Heinen. Kathy Lambert has undertaken the job of compiling the student index. The staff will be working on layouts until the book is finished. "Layouts are the main part of the book, and the staff is really working hard to make them interesting," Jenny Riesberg, co-editor, stated. Layouts of fall and early winter events are nearing completion. Margie Schapman, Mary Jo Baumhover, Tony Martin, and Wandel Studio take the pictures that will be used in the layouts. "We are full speed ahead," commented Mr. Guy, Lance Business Manager. "If things keep going as they are, we should have the Lance out on time." Fr. LeFebvre added, "The staff is doing a superb job.'' Why is the Sky Blue?!? By Julie Stalzer Where is the best place to sleep? Is Gibson's a discount store? Why is the sky blue? The great spray can scare! ? Had you gone to the Kuemper Science Fair March 6 and 7, you could have found the answers to these and many .more questions the scientists at Kuemper spent weeks, even months, researching. One hundred and twenty-five students entered the fair. Twenty-seven were blue ribbon winners. These are: Chris Cawley — The Effect of Noise on Gerbils' Behavior Patterns: Dave Daniel — Techniques of Plant Propagation by Cutting: Pat Donovan — The Best Condition for a Violet; Linda Eischeid — Exploring Weather; Joey Evangelista — Solar Heating; Pat Halbur — Cardiac and Emotional Effects of Noise: Fay Leiting — Radioactive Transfer in a Plant; Marlene Menke — Fabric and Flammability; Kristy Nieland — Germination of Seeds; Shelly Nurse — The Effects of Carbon Monoxide; Cathy Starman — Typing Blood; Mike Daeges — Oxygen and Combustion; Scott Wittrock — Smoking; Kris Daeges — How Much Sugar in Your Soft Drinks; Mary Ann Halbur — Identification of Fibers; Steve Glass — How Effectve is Your Antacid?; Gloria Heithoff — The Amount of Acid in Vinegar: Joleen Riesberg — Organic Chromatography: Carol Berg — Effects of Beverages on Plants; Mavis Hackfort — Caffeine's Effect on the Growth of Intestinal Bacteria;'Vic Halbur — Pacemaker Simulation; Sam Schoeppner — The Balance of Nature; Kim Stangl — The Effects of a Tranquilizer on Hamsters II; Richard Bohlin — VandeGraff Generator; Karen Thielen — Filling in the Gaps on the Number Line; Marian Moher — Practical Application Using Triangles and Proportion. Blue Ribbon winners will travel to Veterans Auditorium in Des Moines April 2 and 3 for the Hawkeye Science Fair. KIM STANGL explains her science fair project to Martha Windschitl. Staff Co-Editors: Lori Beckman, Dave Donovan Reporters: Jayne Staley, Julie Stalzer, Julie Tigges, Maria Pollastrini, Jim Busche, Julie Hagemann, Joyce Harman, Dave Donovan. Photographers: Mary Jo Baumhover, Tony Martin Advisor: Mr. Robert Galligan

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