Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 18, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, March 18, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Inside Repert Thursday, March 18,1976 The Liquor Question The question of whether the city should allow the sale of liquor at the municipal golf course is one the city council should consider very carefully. The question was raised by city manager Arthur Gute at the city council meeting Monday evening. Gute told the council the question is invariably asked by people he has interviewed as prospective managers of the facility. Beer, as well as soft drinks, have been dispensed at the course since it began operations seven years ago. The manager basically leases the club house facilities from the city. He does receive 15 per cent of the green fees for collecting the same, but the bulk of his revenue, and ultimately, his profits, comes from the concessions of the club house. But several aspects of this liquor question beg close scrutiny, even though it may seem to some a simple extension of selling beer. The first, obviously, is does the city want to sanction a tavern or night club type operation at the golf course, a very real possibility if the sale of liquor is approved. At the present time, the main form of entertainment at the facility is to play golf. One argument presented for liquor sales is that it is needed to make the club manager's position financially attractive enough to interest capable individuals. That statement seems to indicate that the sale of liquor would increase volume, something the small confines of the municipal club house facility may not be able to handle. Will it be just a year or two down the road if liquor sales are approved that the city will be asked to construct additional facilities there? If the manager argument is valid, and it probably is, there are other solutions that certainly should be considered, such as the method of compensating the manager. Perhaps the city should be offering a salary in addition to the concessions, a salary that could be covered in the dues structure. The manager argument then, is not one necessarily in favor of serving liquor, n is put forth only as a potential means for the manager to increase his income. Certainly other means of increasing that income are also available. But the main problem that must be resolved, as we see it, is the fact that the club house is located in a basically residential area. It is not exactly the ideal location for a tavern operation and the inevitable problems, either intentional or unintentional, that result from such operations. I.t is questionable that even those who strongly support liquor sales at the municipal golf course would appreciate having a tavern operation located next to or near their homes. The limited space in the club house itself will inevitably mean that the patrons will spill out onto the grounds surrounding the building, something that already takes place. And if the facility is allowed to operate as other taverns, i.e., stay open until 2 a.m., can the peace and quiet of the residential neighborhood be maintained. If the council does approve the sale of liquor, we would hope they would at least consider a restriction on the hours of operation in deference to the residents of the area. At the present time, we basically don't have strong feelings one way or the other. If pressed for a stand, however, vte would probably lean toward allowing the serving of mixed drinks to adults who want them after a round of golf, but only if the hours of the club house operation are restricted in some way — • curtailed so they would not run past a reasonable hour and cause undue problems for residents of the area. But quite frankly, we would like to hear more discussion on the question. And we are putting forth the questions above as examples of the type of things we feel should be considered by the city council. It certainly is not a question that should be taken lightly. The individual members of the council must study all the possible ramifications of such action before casting their final votes. Bribe Retaliation Needed By now it is apparent that bribery as a condition of conducting business in some countries is a way of life. Businessmen wishing to penetrate those markets first must run the gauntlet of officals or "trade experts" with extended palms. In some cases the bribe attempts may be nothing more than bluffs by parasitic bureaucrats. In others they are very real. The testimony before Congress of two Texas businessmen who negotiated to develop a tourist center on the Haitian island of Tortuga described one such scheme. William Crook and Dr. William R. Garden said their firm, Translinger, Inc., had been negotiating since 1971 with the government of Haiti over the project when last year a demand for a half million dollars and half ownership in the company was presented by Haitian President Jean Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier's "palace." The businessmen rejected the bribe and were told a scarcity of water would make the project difficult. When the Texans discovered artesian wells sufficient to supprt the project, their firm was ordered to leave Tortuga and some of its equipment was confiscated, the businessmen testified. It is conditions such as these which prompted some businesses to acquiesce to bribe attempts. That certainly cannot be used as a valid reason nor should it be tolerated. But it is not the solution either. Bribers, like blackmailers, will continue to come back for more. A better answer might be for the evolution of a government policy which would take sanctions — such as withdrawal of most-favored trade status — against any country which officially condones bribes or other illegal acts as a condition to doing business. Viewpoint Errant Aspirants ByTomTiede WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Two years ago Rep. Morris Udall's voting record in the House of Representatives was an admirable 81.1 per cent of the roll calls. Last year his attendance fell by a sharp 30 points. What happened? He began paying more attention to his campaign for the presidency than his responsibilities in Congress, an imbalance of priorities that may eventually prove beneficial to Udall but not to the legislature he is sworn to champion. Never more than a sometimes gathering place for many of its casual members, Congress in a presidential season is treated almost with contempt by those of the body aspiring for higher things. Udall is not alone in forgetting where (and why) his salary is earned, the seats of Scoop Jackson and Birch Bayh are likewise mostly empty these days. And as for the past, John Kennedy's attendance record fell by half during the 1960 campaign, Barry Goldwater's was cut by a third in 1964 —and Gene McCarthy went from 55 per pent in 1967 to a simply disastrous 5 per cent in 1968 White House hoopla. The consequences of this'sort of nonsense are entirely negative, at least according to one member of Congress who is paying attention to it this quadrennium. House minority leader John Rhodes believes it is folly for Americans to pay legislator-candidates full time congressional wages for part time congressional work. Also, Rhodes feels that the legislator-candidate has an advan.tage over the citizen-candidate which is not only unfair (franking privileges, media access and so forth) but taxpayer supported. So it is that Rhodes, a Republican from Democrat Udall's home state of Arizona, has introduced legislation designed to put an end to the bother. He proposes a joint resolution providing for a constitutional amendment "that would preclude any member of Congress from taking office as President or vice president until two years after the last date of service in the Congress." In short, the measure would'force a member to resign in order to pursue Chief Executive hopes. Not surprisingly, Rhodes' ideas has been greeted on Capitol Hill with all of the enthusiasm of another visit from an eighth grade government class. After all, absenteeism has been considered a perquisite of the legislative industry since only eight of 22 senators showed up at the opening of the first session of Congress in 1798. Besides, the subject is hoary, says one member, "Somebody is forever getting a feather up their rear about it, but in the end nothing is ever done." Carter's Tour de Force By Roland Evans and Robert Novak CHICAGO — As Jimmy Carter 1 hurried through Chicago in a 15-hour' campaign day prior to the March 16 ( Illinois Democratic primary, constantly at his side was a left-wing politician and reformer named James Wall — a fact central to Carter's intricately wrought plan to become President. Wall, a Methodist clergyman and. editor of the super-liberal Christian Century, was Illinois state chairman for Sen. George McGovern in 1972 and,, plays the same role for Carter in 1976. He is not alone. Erstwhile McGovernites dominate Carter's organization in Illinois and elsewhere • (especially Florida, scene of his most . impressive victory). Yet, Carter still straddles issues with devout ideological agnosticism. He is, , therefore, attempting a tour de force in keeping a McGovernite cadre while avoiding the pure left positions fatal to McGovern with the electorate four years ago. This feat could well nominate the smiling little peanut farmer from Georgia. While nationally prominent liberals distrust Carter and demand more clearly enunciated positions, former state-level McGovernite activists are on the ground floor of his campaign and, therefore, willing to shed an ideological scruple to enter the halls of power. That means significant Carter sentiment on the party left not only against Sen. Henry M. Jackson but even Sen. Hubert Humphrey as a brokered candidate. Accordingly, when Carter arrived here after his Flroida triumph, he made no slight change in his ideologically nondescript posture. Carefully reciting his memorized formulations balancing himself on all issues, Carter told us he would not tailor his rhetoric to woo the left. He was willing to endure a little booing at college campuses in Chicago and Champaign last week when he favored "blanket pardon" and opposed "blanket amnesty" for Vietnam draft dodgers; better angry students than an angry Middle America. While avoiding McGovern's follies, Carter was seeking McGovern's blessing. McGovern has privately confided he so distrusts Carter that he might prefer even hawk Scoop Jackson in a Hobson's Choice. So, Carter recently telephoned McGovern with this plea: call me on the campaign trail if you are ever displeased with me or have any suggestions. Friends now Advice Addressing & Mixed Company By Abigail Van Buren DEAR READERS: Well, here we go again! A secretary requested a practical salutation for business letters to offices in which both men and women work. Obviously, the traditional "Dear Sirs" and "Gentlemen" are now out of date. Some readers have submitted the follows suggestions. DEAR ABBY : How about "Greetings!" I borrowed that idea from Uncle Sam who used it extensively to draft men during World War II. J. L. IN OAKLAND, CALIF. DEAR J.L.: Sorry, the "Greetings" salutation would never catch on. We'd have "old soldiers" fainting all over the place. DEAR ABBY: The Romans knew what they were doing. They never would have risked insulting the powerful women behind the successful men by excluding them, so they used the salutation, "Lectori Salutem," which means "Hail to the reader!" CORRYH. DEAR CORRY: Hail no! Most Health ^* *tf Hemolytic Anemia JL^; By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — What can you tell me about hemolytic anemia? What causes it and what are the cures? What harm does hemolytic anemia do to the body and what do you know about the., life expectancy of one who has anemia • if nothing is done? The doctor 1 recommends removal of the spleen although an exploratory operation showed the spleen, lymph nodes and all organs to be normal. No cancer was found. Right now 1 am taking medicines daily. I am sure the doctor is convinced that the spleen must be removed. DEAR READER - Hemolytic ' anemia covers an enormous number of disorders. The term means an anemia resulting from destruction of red blood cells. The cells can be destroyed from a reaction to a drug or because of abnormalities in the red blood cells or a variety of complex biochemical mechanisms that result in chemical actions that destroy them. It is not enough just to say that a person has a hemolytic anemia. In all hemolytic anemias the life span of the red blood cells is decreased. Normally red blood cells live 120 days. As they are destroyed new ones are produced maintaining a constant balance of an adequate number. If red cell destruction is increased the bone marrow increases its production of cells to prevent an anemia. With the increased destruction of red blood cells there is a release of excess pigment from hemoglobin in the red cells used to carry oxygen and carbon dioxide. The excess pigment is eliminated by the liver. When this mechanism fails, the pigment produces a mild yellow jaundice. This is sometimes called hemolytic jaundice. The excess formation of pigment which must be processed by the liver may lead to mild or even severe liver disease. Gallstones from bile pigments may also form. The symptoms of hemolytic anemia are usually those related to the anemia itself; weakness, pallor or mild jaundice. The important information necess.ary for diagnosis comes from laboratory work, specifically examination of the red blood cells themselves,"what their tendency is to fragment and how many immature young forms of red cells are present in the blood. Liver functions also tell how the liver is coping with the problem. Those who want more information on the mechanisms of anemia can send 50 cents for The Health Letter, number 4-3, Understanding the Anemias. 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. Americans have enough trouble with English! DEAR ABBY: During a meeting I brought up the question about salutations that was raised in your column, and a lawyer sitting next to me came up with the ideal solution. Why not "Gentleperson"? I like the idea and plan to start using it immediately. CLERGYMAN: INDIANA, PA. DEAR ABBY: What's the matter with a straightforward, friendly "Howdy"? FORT WORTH DEAR FORT: Not worth much — outside of Texas. DEAR ABBY: Re your column concerning salutation to groups: In business and management seminars given by the University of California at Berkeley, we are suggesting that this problem be handled by omitting both salutation and the closing ("Sincerely," etc.). ending the letter as I have done below. DOROTHYSATIR GOOD MORNING, ABBY: I have solved the salutation problem in both my business and personal correspondence as follows: i To someone with whom I'm on a first-name basis, it's "Good Morning. Abby." To someone in a more formal manner, it's "Good Morning. Miss Van Buren." And to anyone in general, it's just "Good Morning!" I think the cheeriness of this is preferable to the legalistic "To whom it may concern" or the aloofness of'' Dear Sir or Madam." CORDIALLY. R. W. VOIGT GOOD MORNING. MR. VOIGT: And what if the recipient opens the mail in the EVENING? Berry's World "It's all right, officerl We were just having a discussion about the Concorde!" believe McGovern would end up with Carter in a Carter-Jackson showdown. One reason he might is the presence of so many McGovernite foot troops under the Carter tent as a result of long, quiet proselytizing. It began in Chicago last May when prominent McGovernites were invited to lunch with Carter at Maxim's. One immediate recruit: millionaire Chicago lawyer Louis Manilow, past contributor to McGovern and other liberal candidates and now Carter's chief Illinois fund-raiser. But Carter's base goes well beyond McGovern's. Co-host with Manilow at a $250-a-ticket cocktail party for Carter at the posh Metropolitan Club last week was ex-Atlanta Braves owner Bill Bartholomay. a rich Chicago businessman with vaguely Republican antecedents. Thus, the party mixed McGovernite veterans and Republican neophytes. One Republican lawyer, who never before had supported a Democrat for President or contributed to any political candidate, told us he expected a President Carter to "cut hell out of the bureaucracy" in Washington. Nor does Carter pursue the old liberal baiting of Mayor Richard J. Daley's organization. Although Carter is widely supported by anti-Daley reformers, he has pledged to Daley that any Carter delegates elected in Illinois will vote for the mayor to head the state's convention delegation. Hearing erroneous reports that Daley was supporting ex-Chicagoan Sargent Shriver in the four-man presidential primary here (in fact, the mayor is neutral), a Carter campaign underling placed a complaining telephone call to Daley's office. Wishing no trouble at City Hall, Wall quickly placed a second call reassuring the Daley camp the complaint was totally unauthorized. That satisified the Daley aide, who never realized this was the same Jim Wall who had long been Daley's hairshirt in suburban Dupage County. Among sophisticated liberals who have not succumbed to Carter's Southern charm, there is apprehension over his non-positions on abortion, busing, defense, health and energy. When Carter straddled the amnesty issue last week, some McGovernites here said they wanted out. Nor were reformers overjoyed by newspaper pictures of Carter breakfasting with Lt. Gov. Neil Hartigan, a young lion of the Daley organization detested by Carter's liberal supporters. But fund-raiser Lou Manilow typifies new flexibility on the left which permits Carter to seek "moderate middle courses to unite the country." Manilow accepts "blanket pardon" instead of "blanket amnesty" which would be unacceptable to most voters. In wooing the left, Carter has characteristically worked quietly in the hinterlands while ignoring liberal doyens based in Washington and New York. Although those national figures may insist on Carter removing the ideological mush from his mouth, provincial foot-soldiers of the left seem content with being in charge of his campaign no matter what Jimmy says. DAILY TIMES HERALD ' 508 North Court Street Carroll, Iowa Dally Except Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday and Veteran's Day, by the Herald Publishing Company. J AMESIW. Wl JsON, Publisher W.L. RE ITZ, 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 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 120.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year »23.00 All Other Mail In the United States, per year J27.00 Let's Eat! 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