Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 19, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Inside Repert Friday, March 19,1976 What Others Are Saying — Mason City Globe-Gazette The examples of political hypocrisy are increasing as the campaigns climb into high gear. Two weeks ago Ronald Reagan made sharp and sweeping attacks on President Ford's foreign policy, and particularly questioned the way Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has conducted himself. The California Republican said Kissinger would be out of a job if he ever got elected president. That should have gone without saying. Such criticism is what politics is all about. What happened last week, however, points out the hypocrisy of it all. Kissinger, in a not-too-subtle manner responded to Reagan in kind. He attacked critics of the Ford Administration's foreign policy and said such criticism Was a threat to this nation's foreign relations. We doubt that, but, again, that kind of response is part of the game. But Reagan's, forces got all upset by the Kissinger retort. They have asked the Federal Election Commission to investigate Kissinger's possible involvement in what they see as campaigning. They charged specifically that Kissinger is using "his high office for the express purpose of a campaign platform to promote the Ford candidacy." Hogwash. The Reagan camp was entirely within bounds to attack the Ford Administration's foreign policy and even the chief architect of that policy, Kissinger. But to react to a response of that criticism with a charge of "politics" is hypocritical. The Reagan forces should continue to let the people know where they differ with the Ford Administration's position on any and all subjects. And they shouldn't back off from criticism of individuals who help develop and carry out the administration's policy. But when they do this they should be prepared to get answers to these criticisms from administration officials, including any individual they take pot shots at, without resorting to childish cries of "politics." The Hawk Eye, Burlington (John McCormally) The tragedy for Republicans, who hope not only to win this year's presidential election, but also to save their party from extinction, is that they are faced with two candidates, who, next to Rabbi Korf, were the last champions of Richard Nixon. ! This is not to say that either Ford or Reagan was ever'accused of Watergate activities. But both defended Nixon to the bitter end, and neither has yet shown any real grasp of the normity of the crimes against the people of the Nixon era. * All this ought to make the election a breeze for the Democrats; but they seem determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Although Jimmy Carter looks good in trial-run polls against either Ford or Reagan, and although Morris Udall has emerged as the leading liberal contender, neither is being boosted toward the nomination by the party p ros . r • >j M Vi",'.r'• vi.i::-:' O'n ttiX'c&nt'rary, with an accelerating 'strategy of corraling delegates for favorite sons, or in the uncommitted list, the party leaders seem bent -on stopping all the regular primary candidates and handing the nomination to Hubert Humphrey. Humphrey has a broad reservoir of popular support. He has a long record as an effective senator and a champion of causes that a large majority of Democrats applaud. And he nearly won the 1968 election despite the twin handicaps of Lyndon Johnson and the riotous Chicago convention. But if the Democrats nominate Humphrey, out of nostalgia, or fear • of leaving the past behind and charting new courses with new candidates, it will be an open invitation to the Republicans to turn Watergate against the Democrats. It has already started. William Safire, the former Nixon aide who is a New York Times columnist, draws half a dozen bull's-eyes on Hubert's hide, at which Republicans can take aim. 1. HE TOOK $100,000 in 1968 from Howard Hughes. 2. HIS FORMER press secretary pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting illegal corporate campaign donations in 1972. 3. HUMPHREY'S closest aide sought improper FBI help in the 1968 Democratic convention. 4. HUMPHREY tried to keep valuable state gifts that lawfully belonged to the government. 5. HE TRIED to take a $200,000 tax deduction (a la Nixon) for giving his vicei'pf'esidential papers to the" Mittne'sbta'Historical Society. 6. HIS FORMER campaign manager is going to jail over the milk money scandals. Happy Hubert has ready explanations testifying to his personal purity in all these unfortunate happenstances. But the charges will be dynamite on the campaign trail next autumn. If he can be nominated and elected despite them, it will mean, as Safire says, "that the American people will have tacitly ratified the pardon of Richard Nixon." Even more distressing it will mean that we are continuing to back into the future. Cedar Valley Daily Times (Vinton) Iowa Gov. Robert Ray's name was projected into the news again recently when Sen. Charles Percy, R-Illinois, was in Des Moines to address the Polk County Republican convention. He said, "I think Ray is one of the leading Republicans who could be given the highest consideration (for the Vice-Presidential nomination) based on his outstanding record as governor of Iowa since 1968." He might have added that he should also receive top consideration because of his enormous political popularity not only in Iowa but throughout the Midwest; His chances are as good as anyone's for the nation's second spot. There are those who predict that President Ford and Ronald Reagan will end up on the ticket together. That is entirely possible. In fact, there are a lot of people who feel that the entire campaign between the two rivals is geared to that end. However, that's hard to believe. President Ford has been trying hard to develop the image of a "middle-of-the-roader and accepting Reagan as a running mate would certainly place him in the conservative camp. He can't afford another mistake like appointing Gov. Rockefeller to the Vice-Presidency which aligned himself too far to the left. The President has a most difficult chore trying to appease both wings of the Republican Party and Ray is one of the few men who might be generally satisfactory all the way around. The fact that President Ford comes from Michigan, another Midwest state, might work against Ray geographically. Yet his leadership at the National Governor's Cpnference and his wide recognition for his accomplishments ought to remove that liability. Ray would undoubtedly be able to fill the second spot well. However, despite the national recognition such a post holds, if Ray were to leave Iowa's top spot, it would be a loss to the state. He has generally done a good job as Iowa governor, developing non-partisan approaches to many problems that have stymied other states. "Quote/Unquote" "The costs of the past year were high, but tHey will be exceeded by the value of (new guidelines strengthening what was already the best intelligence service in the world." —William Colby, former CIA director, on the new intelligence agency guidelines proposed by President Ford. "I was never for it. I wasn't able to stop it or slow it down. That's been my greatest tragedy." -Sen. Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.), reflecting on his opposition to the Arms for Egypt By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON - Confidential advice from Sen. Hubert Humphrey that the Ford administration bypass Congress by arranging a commercial sale of six military transport planes to Egypt contradicts Humphrey's public campaign to give Congress new, far-reaching control over all U.S. military sales abroad. This private advice to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger — likely not to be heeded — can be explained in only one way: Humphrey and other leaders of the pro-Israel bloc know that this country must help Egypt in its spectacular turn away from Moscow at all costs; however, they want to avoid a public vote on the matter. Thus, the relatively insignificant sale of non-armed C-130 transports to Egypt for $40 million (compared to annual aid to Israel running nearly 40 times that amount) is posing a deep dilemma for politicians unwilling to face fundamental changes in the Mideast. For Humphrey, an unannounced Democratic presidential prospect, the sale to Egypt is particularly distressing. Humphrey is author of a Senate-passed bill (now in a Senate-House conference committee) that would compel the President to give Congress a chance to veto any commercial arms sale of $25 million or more, just as Congress now can veto non-commercial sales between the U.S. and another government. Yet, despite sponsoring this bill as part of his long battle to give Congress more control over world arms traffic, Humphrey quietly proposed that the administration handle the C-130 sale quickly as a routine commercial sale. Under existing law, that would bypass Congress — and get Humphrey off the nasty hook of having to vote the sale up or down. The hook would be nasty for Humphrey because if he voted for the sale, as overwhelmingly dictated by Egypt's switch away from Soviet friendship to informal alliance with the U.S., he would be exposed to embarrassing contrast with Sen. Henry Advice She's Choking the Guests By Abigail Van Bureh DEAR ABBY: When my wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I said, "Yoil'd never give it to me, so forget it." She nagged me until I finally told her that I wanted a wife who didn't smoke. She thought for a minute, then put out her cigarette and asked, "How long do I' have to quit for?" "Forever," I replied. "But if you quit for a year, I'll be satisfied. (She was a three-day-a-pack smoker.) Well, she hasn't had a cigarette since, Vietnam War in his announcement that he will not seek reelection. "I do not think there is a white man who can know what the black experience is. And it is in that spirit that I would respectfully decline this honor. It is we, the whites, who are indebted to the blacks to show us the way to justice, righteousness and a sense of what true equality means." —Marlon Brando, refusing a humanitarian award from the Hollywood chapter of the NAACP. and I'm really happy because I know she's better off. But now she's giving everybody who smokes a hard time. She's put all our ashtrays away, and if we have guests over who start to smoke, she says, "If you MUST smoke, please go outside!" When we're out and people ask her if she minds if they smoke, she says, "Yes, I'm allergic." I'm glad she quit smoking, but how can I get her not to make such a big deal out of it? Health Carbohydrates By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — What is the danger in a high carbohydrate diet for a fast growing, 13-year-old boy? He is 6-feet-l and his diet is not too varied. DEAR READER — There is nothing wrong with a high carbohydrate diet. Most of the world has lived on it. Cultivation of cereal and the use of plant food was the major source of food .energy for early man. High carbohydrate diets include all cereals with needed cereal fiber, vegetables 1 and fruits which are important sources of minerals and yitamins. When young people are growing rapidly they need lots of energy. This may be one reason why they like concentrated carbohydrate foods such as sweets. The only thing I want to add . here is that it's important to be certain that the kind of carbohydrates that growing people are getting include adequate amounts of fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals. The other important feature is that of course the diet should be balanced and include sufficient meat, milk and protein foods to provide all the essential amino acids for the growth process. The equivalent of a quart of milk a day (preferably fortified skim milk, second choice low-fat fortified milk) and about seven ounces of meat, chicken or fish a day will meet all the protein needs. Those who want more information on the daily dietary needs can send 50 cents for The Health Letter, number 4-6, Balanced Diet. Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances (RDA). 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, N.Y. 10019. DEAR DR. LAMB — I read in an advice column that women who were married to circumcised men had less of a chance of getting cancer of the cervix and I want to know if that really is true. DEAR READER — No, it's not. That's what happens when you read popular columns on medical subjects by people who are not medically, trained. That's an old wive's tale. The idea began because it was noted that many Jewish women seemed to be free of cancer of the cervix. The immediate and erroneous conclusion was made that because Jewish males were circumcised that this was related to circumcision. Additional studies since then have shown that it is more closely related to the social behavior of the individuals involved. The incidence of cancer of the Cervix in Jewish women varies greatly depending on what their individual creeds are. In groups where the young girls are supervised and premarital sex is frowned upon the incidence of cancer of the cervix is relatively low. By contrast in other groups with different moral precepts cancer of the cervix is about the same as seen in the general American population. Recent studies show that women who become active sexually very early in life and have multiple partners are the ones who are most likely to have cancer of the cervix. Let me say at once that does not mean that a person who has cancer of the cervix has had a varied and extensive sexual life. 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. JAMESW. 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 republlcation 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 $20.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year $23.00 All Other Mail in the United States, per year $27.00 Berry's World "When I grow up, I'm going to save fuel and reduce pollution by riding a SLED to work!" LONG-SUFFERING HUSBAND DEAR SUFFERING: Anyone who can quit cold turkey after having been a three-pack-a-day smoker deserves a hand. But she shouldn't give the back of her hand to others who have yet to recognize the hazards of their habit — or are unable (or unwilling) to give it up. DEAR ABBY: The hostess who was upset by early arrivals is making mountains out of molehills. Some folks are compulsive early arrivers. I know. I'm married to one. If I could sell the time I've spent sitting around in airports because my wife didn't want to "miss the plane," I'd have a fortune. But the solution to early arrivals for a party is simple: Point them toward the magazine rack or give them today's newspaper. Oh, and assign them the task of greeting other early arrivals. That way you very neatly get the whole problem off your hands. UNRUFFLED BY EARLY BIRDS DEAR UN: Thanks for making molehills out of mountains. DEAR ABBY: My husband has a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip with me to Bermuda. My problem: We would be flying to Florida, which I don't mind, then we'd go to!Bermuda by boat through the Bermuda Triangle. I haVe heard that planes and ships have been lost and never heard from again after going through the Bermuda Triangle. If this is true, I am afraid to go because I have two children and I don't want to take a chance. What is your advice? SCARED UP NORTH DEAR SCARED: The captain and crew want to live as much as you do, dear, and if there was any possibility of danger, they wouldn't take that route. If your husband wins the trip, go. Bon voyage! M. Jackson, a leading Democratic presidential candidate. As Israel's foremost Senate champion, Jackson is under irresistible pressure to vote against the C-130s' sale (publicly condemned by Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin on March 4). Humphrey's position is not unique. Republican Sens. Clifford P. Case of New Jersey and Jacob K. Javits of New York joined him in private talks with Kissinger agents strongly recommending the commercial sales route. But other members of Congress who have tended to see only Israel's foreign policy interest — as opposed to Arab interests and perhaps even U.S. interests — appear to be changing. One major reason: the effect on U.S. relations with Egypt and the Arab world if, after expelling some 14,000 Soviet advisers in 1972 and now abrogating the Egyptian-Soviet friendship treaty, President Anwar Sadat is publicly humiliated by the U.S. and thrown back on the tender mercies of Moscow. That might well be taken by the Arabs as a final verdict that the U.S., in the face of even so dramatic a turnabout as Egypt has just completed, is unable to take a decision in the Middle East publicly opposed by the Israeli government. It is precisely for that reason that President Ford and Kissinger are now leaning strongly away from Humphrey's proposal to protect Congress from the C-130 hot potato. Whereas Humphrey wants Congress relieved of any confrontation and vote, the administration now leans toward a direct collision on grounds that treating the C-130 sale as a "commercial" deal is flim-flam — a way of gaining the short-term objective (sale of the C-130s) but losing the vital political point that deep changes in the Mideast demand deep changes by the U.S. If the administration sticks to this position, a letter notifying Congress of the U.S.-Egyptian sale will be sent to the Senate and the House. Resolutions to veto the sale will be introduced, with the administration confident of victory (even if Humphrey should lead the veto fight). The fact that such a direct collision with Congress is preferred to an undercover deal tells much about the administration's future arms plans with Egypt. Thus, to keep Egypt from crawling back to Moscow for arms aid sometime in the future,' the adrriihistratibn intend^ to open an arms supply-line with Egypt — but for only a fractional tidbit of the arms now flooding Israel — starting with the C-130s. Mideast experts feel Congress will accept such a future commitment, however high the pressures from Israel to impose an American arms ban on Cairo. If that appraisal by the Ford administration is correct, it means that elected politicians may be taking a less stigmatic view of the Arabs, a change that holds more, not less, promise for the real future security of Israel and one that Humphrey might be advised to nurture instead of resist. On the Farm Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Horse color 5 Swine 8 Working animal 12 Of Mars (comb, form) 13 Stray 14 Always 15 Territory (ab.) 16 Beverage 17 Fur-bearing animal 18 Slip 20 Demented 22 Possessive pronoun 24 Teachers' group (ab.) 25 Farm machine 29 Heron 33 Charged atom 34 Charles Lamb 36 Leisure 37 Chicken cage 39 Grafted (her.) 41 Nights (ab.) 42 Not fresh 44 Farms specializing in milk 46 Be indebted 48 Snow (Scot.) 49 Ran. like water 52 Follow after 56 Narrow road 57 Devotee 60 Penny 61 Stale positively 62 Rolled tea 63 Natural head covering 64 Nonedible fish (Pi.) 65 Number 66 Bone (prefix! DOWN 1 Barn pests 2 Russian city . 3 Air (comb form) 4 Northern European 5 Favorite animal 6 Anger 7 Wheat, for one 8 Communication 9 Ins layer 10 Not fat 11 Boy's name 19 Feminine suffix 21 Maiden name 23 Only 25 Twitchings 26 vegetable 27 Wild ox of Celebes 28 Skin 30 Raiah's wife 31 Italian city 32 Hardy heroine 35 Indonesians 38 Plow users 40 One (German) 43 Female sheep 45 Farm in Mexico 47 Decree 49 Banner 50 Molten rock 51 Heavy blow 53 Bodies of water 54 Distinct part 55 To be (Fr.) 58 Pronoun 59 Light brown

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