Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 17, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 17, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Wednesday, March 17,1976 Unpredictable Entry California's Governor Jerry Brown by far is the least predictable candidate to enter the presidential sweepstakes, even as a favorite son entry. For that reason his competition in the run for the Democratic nomination would do well to keep an eye on him. Ordinarily, a 37-year-old governor in his first term with little previous political experience would receive little notice as a serious contender for the presidency. But Gov. Brown is not the ordinary administrator. Since assuming the reins of office in Sacramento and shunning the official governor's mansion as too grandiose for his lifestyle, Brown has been astounding friend and foe alike. Although he ran a reasonably consistent liberal campaign to succeed Ronald Reagan as governor, once in office Brown instituted and maintained a penny-pinching hold on public finances which would put many devout conservatives to shame. Brown has exhibited a disdain for political labels or party politics, preferring a sharply independent and individualistic stance. More orthodox politicians have noted with some awe the exceptionally high ratings he generally receives in polls of his follow Californians. By the usual rules of the game Gov. Brown should rank no higher than consideration for the vice presidential nomination, and then only because he heads the nation's most populous state. But in the multi-candidate field those rules tend to bend, and the youthful California governor already has fractured a few on his own. Screening Air Luggage After the explosion in the locker area at Kennedy Airport in New York, killing and injuring a number of people, it was almost assured the Federal Aviation Agency would propose tougher rules for handling luggage. Those rules now have been issued, to take effect by April 15. By that date all luggage checked at U.S. airports will undergo a screening process. Previously, such inspections were limted to items carried on board by the passenger. Guidelines will be issued to airport personnel describing the types of luggage which might contain explosives. These will be opened and searched by security personnel and passengers may be required to produce positive personal identification. Whatever, delays may be caused by this procedure have become part of the price passengers will have to pay for safe passage. St. Patrick's Day March 17, the legendary date of St. Patrick's death in the fifth century, long has been celebrated in honor of Ireland's patron saint. That is the day every year that an Irishman's chest expansion is always a bit larger and a day when he carries his head a bit higher than is his wont. America has celebrated St. Patrick's Day from the early days of its history. Records show that a Boston gathering honored the occasion in 1737. On March 17,1780, Gen. George Washington, at camp in Morristown, N.J., cited the significance of the date in his orders of the day. In 1870, two decades after the great potato blight in Ireland had seen 1.5 million persons leave the Irish Isles, the Irish were the largest single group of foreign-born in America. In 1880 the German-born ranked first and by 1950 the U.S. census showed only 500,000 native of Ireland living in the U.S. — only 5 per cent of all foreign-born residents. So the great influx is over. But the contribution to America of the sons and daughters of Ireland has been unique and pervasive. Inside Report Viewpoint Ford's Strategy By Ray Cromley WASHINGTON - (NEA) — Candidate Ronald Reagan has thus far made perhaps the most serious campaign mistake possible. He's thrown all his marbles in the primary popularity contests — and let President Ford pick up the committed delegates. And delegates are, of course what secure the nomination at the national convention. Without them a candidate can win every primary and come in second. What bother's Reagan's campaign managers is not the 51-49 per cent squeaker favoring Mr. Ford in New Hampshire but the fact that Mr. Ford took 17 out of the 21 delegates up for election. This means a good many people who voted for Reagan in the primary, voted for Mr. Ford's delegates. • Now this indicates the New Hampshire voters wanted to protest via a Reagan vote while giving Mr. Ford their support for the nomination. Or it means Mr. Ford's campaign men quietly picked up the big names to run on their slate, names the voters chose over lesser-known figures representing the Reagan slate on the delegate ballots. The Reagan men, convinced that Mr. Ford's big-name slate was what won the day for him in New Hampshire, are now out to cut their losses. While it's too late to change slates in some very important states, Reagan's strategists have begun a blitz campaign to convince voters that when they mark delegate slates, they're not voting for the men or women whose names appear on the ballots — but for Reagan or Ford. The Reagan men may be barking up the wrong tree. My surveys of party primaries, caucuses, mass meetings and state and district conventions over the past 25 years indicate that most of the reulars who attend these party affairs know precisely what they're doing. If they vote for a Ford delegate they vote for him because they want ' Mr. Ford nominated. If they vote for a Reagan delegate they favor Reagan. They will of course send a certain number of men to the convention simply because they're congressmen, senators, or governor, or whatnot. And while this automatic vote for a few prominent men will have an effect on the delegate strength of the candidates, it doesn't account for lopsided victories in delegate selection.' Political analysts tell me presidential popularity primaries are largely opportunities for voters to let off steam against the establishment. But that however you slice it when a man votes for a delegate, he's voting for real. Meanwhile, through all the fanfare of the primaries, Mr. Ford has been quietly picking up delegates here and there chosen through little-publicized caucuses and conventions. The Ford men claim 17 out of 19 Hawaii delegates. The other two are uncommitted. They claim 53 per cent of 42 in Minnesota, to 36 per cent for Reagan and 11 per cent uncommitted. And they say they're ahead in 60 per cent of the Iowa races as of this writing. Reagan men say the Ford figures are somewhat high but don't deny the Ford gains. This would indicate that in the few votes which have taken place to date, Mr. Ford's men, despite their well-publicized bumbling, have been able to get more of their people out than Mr. Reagan. We're speaking of such small numbers, we're not dealing necessarily with overall popularity. Now there's a warning in order. The Republican convention will have 2,259 votes at Kansas City in August. A total of 1,130 or more will be needed to win the nomination. The number of delegates chosen to date therefore is not significant. The strategy is. "Quote/Unquote" "We have created a new society, the like of which mankind has never known. It is a society with a crisis-free steadily growing economy, mature socialist relations and genuine freedom." —Leonid Brezhnev, to the recent Cqmmunist Party Congress, extolling the virtues of the Soviet society. "I know that I crossed the point of no return. I feel quite satisfied that the government of India has'now taken notice of my activities. It's kind of gratifying to me personally." •—Anand Kumar, critic of Indira Gandhi's regime, on learning that his scholarship to an American university had been cancelled because of his dissident activities. Brown: Making a Deadlock By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON - Appeals from his liberal supporters brought Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown of California in recent days to the point of ending months of calculated suspense by deciding to enter the state's Democratic presidential primary. Liberals, passionately against Sen. Henry M. Jackson, were not the only Californians anxious for Brown to enter the June 8 primary. Backers of Sen. Hubert Humphrey, whose chances entirely depend on a convention deadlock, were pushing Brown to prevent California's huge delegation from helping put any frontrunner over the top. Thanks to his immense popularity. Brown might well win 170 out of California's 280 delegates despite the new proportional representation rules • that ended the state's old winner-take-all system. That many delegates not only would throw down the frontrunners but give Brown unique bargaining power at Madison Square Garden next summer. Filing deadline for a Brown-led delegation is March 26. Actually, Brown's left-wing backers — not diminished in their loyalty by the governor's fiscal conservatism — were initially urging him to run in order to block Gov. George Wallace in California long before they perceived a threat from Jackson. Jackson's victory in Massachusetts March 2, however, intensified their urgency. Stanley Sheinbaum, a rich in Southern California left-wing politics, has been particularly active in privately pressing Brown. Pressure from the Humphreyites is more public. The call for Brown to run which came from state AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer John Henning is universally recognized as a Humphrey move. So is last week's statement by campaign consultant Joe Cerrell, manager of Humphrey's 1972 primary campaign in California, that Brown should run to stop Wallace. But Brown has also received similar advice from close associates whose principal interest is neither anti-Jackson nor pro-Humphrey. He has long been urged to run by former Democratic national committeeman Stephen Reinhardt who believes a California primary win would enhance Brown's prospects for a place on the 1976 national ticket. Cubans Bedding Down Advice Hubby Kids Expectant Wife By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am expecting my fourth child in May. My husband and I already have three boys, and of course we'd like to have a little girl this time because four is my limit. My husband constantly tells me and everyone else he sees that if I don't have a girl this time, he will "divorce" me. (He's only kidding of course, but it hurts me to hear it just the same.) / He has gone out and bought a lot of pink baby clothes, and he's even ordered baby furniture in pink! On Valentine's Day he sent me a card, saying, "THINK PINK." What should I give this expert needier for Father's Day in case I have another boy? P.G. DEAR P.G. A pink EYE! DEAR ABBY: Since we have returned from our Christmas vacation, Health Piiiworin Infection By Lawrence E. Lamb. M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — I am in need of answers about'pinworms. My 4-year-old daughter has been infected at least a half dozen times within a year. At first it seemed like every couple of months they would recur. The doctor gave me medicines to treat her. Now within six weeks after the last dose she is infected again. It seems th'at the medicine always takes care of them because I check with the flashlight at night. She always starts out with a bad stomach ache, then I know enough to check her out again. I have four other children who have had them only occasionally. When I give the medicine the entire family takes it. I told the doctor about the frequent recurrence. He said sometimes the pinworms stick up in the appendix and don't get treated. He stated that sometimes when the appendix is removed it is crawling with worms. He also stated that the worms can cause symptoms of appendicitis, but that they did not remove an appendix just for pinworms. I have' v also heard stories about washing hands before eating. What I can't figure out is why one child in the family is so susceptible. An answer would bring relief to our minds. DEAR READER — Pinworms are a very common infection. Fortunately they usually cause more discomfort than harm. The most common sympton is itching around the anal area. The female worm crawls out of the rectal area at night and this what produces the itching feeling. There is some disagreement as whether pinworms actually cause indigestion or upset, stomach as you suggest in your letter. It is true that the worms lodge in the blind end of the large colon (cecum) in the area where the appendix is, but they may also be present in much of the large bowel and small intestine. These are usually eliminated with adequate treatment. The reason that recurrences are so frequent is that the infection is so widespread. Most likely your 4-year-old has not learned proper hygiene yet. In small children, scratching and putting unclean hands to the mouth is a frequent way of reinfecting oneself with another cycle of eggs. The eggs can also live on bedding and other areas but usually only for a day or two because they don't survive dry air very well. The best thing I can suggest is to make a real effort to teach your small child better hygiene. Be sure at the beginning of treatment that she is completely bathed and clean and has clean underwear, clean bedding and that this is carried out regularly. 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 Carrol I, Iowa, under the act of March 2,1897. 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 deli very per week... $ .60 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties where carrier service is not available, per year $20.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones I and 2 per year $23.00 Another Mail in the United States, per year J27.00 Berry's World ©1976 by NEA. Inc. "It you don't win, it won't be the end of the world, but you will have to go bacH to taking the garbage out again!" I have needed to get something off my chest. Every year my husband insists that we take our children to visit his parents over the holidays because they are so eager to see the grandchildren and they'd be "hurt" if we didn't. This involves a four-day automobile trip, which we make only once a year. During the eight days we were there this year, the grandparents left us and our children four times to babysit for their daughter while she and her husband attended some holiday parties! I didn't expect my husband's parents to stay home all the time we were there, but I did resent them spending so much time with their daughter, who lives right in town and sees them the rest of the year. Since I don't have the nerve to point this out to them, I hope you'll print this as a reminder to grandparents that when their children and grandchildren make such a special effort to visit them, they should limit their outside activities. Thanks. It's very hard to discuss in-law problems with a husband. ' FEELS BETTER DEAR FEELS: Don't rely on the in-laws' to see this and mend their ways. The solution to your problem can be found through some honest dialogue with your husband. You have a legitimate beef. Start talking. DEAR ABBY: What do you think about a person who would accept a lovely, hand-crocheted gift and then enter it in a handicraft show as her own creation? She even removed my "especially handmade" label from it. HURT AND FURIOUS DEAR HURT: She can't be playing with a full deck. Let her know that YOU know of her shenanigans. Intelligence reports that Cuban wives are now joining their army husbands in far-off Angola, at first treated with skepticism here, are now being taken deadly seriously for the first time — an ominous indicationg of Fidel Castro's long-term intentions for his Cuban Africa corps. Although exactly how many is not known, families of Cuban "advisers" to the new pro-Soviet government of Angola have been flying to southern Africa in large enough numbers to make secrecy impossible. Indeed, information available in the Ford administration does not rule out the possibility that the women may not be limited to wives of Cuban "advisers" — the earliest batch of Castro's men who went to Angola. They were followed later by front-line units of his regular army. Thus, the wives may also include wives of the army regulars. This new development reinforces a growing conviction at high levels here that Prime Minister Castro is no longer fearful about political or military repercussions from his dangerous African game, which now may be shifting to Rhodesia. With wives moving in, Castro obviously plans to keep at least some Cuban military men in Africa for a long time. A footnote: Castro stripped his military leadership of some of its highest officials for duty in Angola with his 12,000 to 14,000 Cuban troops, including the chief of staff of the armed forces ministry and the vice minister of the interior. Dobrynin's Flu Although the prospect for a new strategic arms limitation agreement' (SALT II) has been less than even for the last two months, the severe illness of Soviet Ambassador Anatoliy F. Dobrynin is delaying even further another negotiating trip to Moscow by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Odds on such a Kissinger trip this spring are now well under 50-50. Dobrynin returned to Moscow for last month's Communist party congress, with every intention of coming back to Washington immediately after the congress ended. It was assumed here that he would bring the Soviet response to the latest American SALT plan, to be followed by a probable Kissinger trip to Moscow. Instead, Dobrynin came down with a virulent type of flu and has been confined to bed, with reports reaching here that he is now fighting off pneumonia. Every day of the ambassador's illness delays study here of the Soviet response to President Ford's latest negotiating position. But even without Dobrynin's illness, the debate in the U.S. over detente and administration policy toward the Soviet Union, heated up in the presidential primary campaigns, has meant a worsening political climate for SALT II, quite apart from deep disagreements between Washington and Moscow over the American cruise missile and the Soviet Backfire bomber. The likely result: no SALT II in election-year 1976. Dancing Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 A dance (coll.) 4 Frolic 9 Dance with clicking toes 12 Agent (suffix) 13 Small egg 14 Fish eggs 15 Boy's nickname 16 Up to the time 17 Single thing 16 Dance unit (2 wds.) 20 Fall (lower 22 Height (ab.) 24 Affirmative vote 25 Sailor 28 Girl's name 32 Rooms (ab.) 33 Ever (poet.) 35 Night before 36 Insurance (ab.) 37 Arab name 38 Wager 39 Stately dance 42 Organic compounds 45 Common contraction 46 Moral offense 47 Mimicked 50 Cakewalk step 54 Feminine name 55 Decree 59 Mariner's direction 60 Noun suffix 61 Wash lightly 62 Suitable 63 Pillar 64 Used in fishing 65 Sainte (ab.) DOWN 1 Hawaiian dance 2 Native minerals 3 Confined 4 Pair for dancing 5 Aviation (ab.) 6 Place 7 Samuel's teacher (Bib.) 8 Kind of race (Pi.) 9 Turkey 10 First class (2 wds.) 11 Equal 19 Take food 21 Things in series 23 Entertains 24 Eagles' nests 25 Hat part 26 Everywhere (comb, form) 27 Association (ab.) 29 Youth goddess 30 Always 31 Soaks flax 34 Certain railway (coll.) 40 Utah Indian 41 Certain ducks 43 Feminine relative 44 Powerful explosive 47 Post 48 Thought 49 Market 51 Football officials (slang) 52 Distinct part 53 Head (Fr.) 56 Pickpocket (slang) 57 Chemical suffix 58 The Confederacy (ab.) 8 9 14 17 - 10 11

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