Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 22, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Monday, March 22, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Monday, March 22,1976 It's Been a Great Year It's been quite a year for Kuemper basketball. Optimism usually reigns • supreme at the start of a new season, but in all honesty, few people probably felt down deep earlier that the Knights would end the season by bringing home the fourth-place Class AAA trophy from Des Moines. True, Kuemper was almost overwhelmed by eventual champion Ames, but the. sting'of that defeat was somewhat relieved when Ames disposed of Marshalltown by an even wider margin in the championship game. Ames was simply in a class by itself, but the Knights proved throughout the season they could play with the other teams in the state, and beat most. We are sure Coach Wayne Chandlee and his players credit a great deal of their success to the strong student and fan support given to them throughout the year, and particularly last week in Des Moines. On Wednesday evening, more than 2,000 very vocal faithful showed up for the Knights' opening state tournament game, outnumbering their counterparts from Cedar Rapids Washington more than 4 to 1. Nobody has yet devised a way to determine how many points came from such support, but it certainly is worth some — and in the case of Wednesday's game, probably enough to make the difference between victory and defeat in the hard-fought, close contest. The following evening, the television broadcasters were saying the fan support had picked up noticeably, "p'robably because of the example of the tremendous effort of the Kuemper fans last night." But even more meaningful was the way the fans exhibited their support. They certain were enthusiastic, but they were also courteous and fair — a fact that was recognized when they were awarded the Sportsmanship trophy. So our congratulations to Coach Wayne Chandlee and the players, and the Kuemper students and fans. It's been a great year, one that has set examples for the players and fans of the future to try to emulate. Schrader's Comments Gus Schrader, veteran Cedar Rapids Gazette sportswriter, had some nice things to say about Kuemper's play in beating Cedar Rapids Washington in the opening round, and some unflattering things to say about the conduct of some of Washington's fans. "We talked to a few who wondered if Washington 'blew it' in the 57-53 •loss to an underrated Kuemper team," Schrader said in his column, Red Peppers. "We didn't see it that way at all. In fact, we agreed with Washington Coach Don King, who was generous in his praise for the Kuemper team for its excellent play in forging ahead and its poise in maintaining it." "Our chart showed Kuemper made only seven turnovers," Schrader quotes King as saying, "so you can see they didn't give us many errors to capitalize on. Yes, they did a fine job of rebounding, getting good position most of the time. That hurt us, as we've lived off second and third shots all season. Rick Friedman (6-4 forward with 19 points) in particular was able to shoot up over our big men." Schrader talking again: "Coach Wayne Chandlee should be commended for having his Kuemper team ideally prepared to face the several kinds of presses and trap defenses Washington threw at them. "Kuemper showed one of the best control games we've ever seen in the state tourney to protect a 55-49 lead in the final 3Vz minutes. The Knights executed so quickly that the Washington players couldn't even catch them for fouls to stop the clock." And on some of the people in the Washington crowd: "Several Cedar Rapids Washington people told us they were embarrassed by the conduct of the self-named Bleacher Bums of that school. They chorused some things in very poor taste while the team was losing to Kuemper. Fun's fun, but not that kind of stuff." •$iii|s&n ? s Twelve years is a long time for a major political figure to retain leadership over his party. Harold Wilson's 12-year tenure as head of Britain's Labor Party was filled with crises: Runaway inflation, deteriorating trade, a long squabble over entry into the Common Market and second thoughts about whether it was a good idea, Northern Ireland's internal strife and the importation of terrorism into London, a sinking currency and constant austerity for the average Briton. In addition, Wilson had to contend with the rising influence of the radical left members of his own party. All things considered, at age 60 and after surviving a narrow Inside Report confidence vote in parliament, the idea of retirement from government leadership had strong appeal. What direction Britain takes now is the question. In the parliamentary elections two years ago, it was the party and not the man the voters put in office. The Laborites will continue to rule the nation, until the opposition Conservatives are able to muster a no-confidence vote or until the Laborites voluntarily call new elections in the hopes of gaining parliamentary strength. For the next few months the first order, of business will be reorganizing to fill the void left by Harold Wilson's surprise announcement. Congressional Report Spoils System by Congressman Tom .Harkih Last May, I discovered that the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) has had a policy for 20 years of appointing certain attorneys in each county to handle FmHA loan closures. This gave FmHA's "designated" attorneys a monopoly, frequently lucrative, on FmHA business. And those attorneys were almost always of the same political party as the current. occupant of the White House. In Democratic years, they were Democrats; currently they are Republicans. This is obviously a spoils system, a fact I reported 1 on June 18, 1975 in this column. Between then and January of this year, I complained of this practice to FmHA; I gathered as many qorraborating stories as I could find from lowans who had been through FmHA's designated attorney system; I wrote to the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's subcommittee on Departmental Oversight (on which I am a member), and requested a formal hearing. On February 4, 1976 I presented formal testimony before that subcommittee, and was astonished to hear FmHA's chief administrator, Frank Elliott, tell us this was "the first I've heard of this " The carbon copy,of my original inquiry to Elliott is dated May 15,1975. On Sunday, February 15 of this year, the Des Moines Register — having finally caught wind pf the story I broke last June — published a detailed account of the FmHA spoils system, to their credit. •'.,'.: In the month since then, FmHA has UdalPs Last Chance By Roland Evans and Robert Novak MILWAUKEE — Rep. Morris Udall arrived in Wisconsin last week grimly determined to puncture Jimmy Carter's high soaring balloon but missed so badly that not only Udall's own presidential campaign but Sen. Hubert Humphrey's dreams for a last hurrah are seriously threatened. Udall's superficial advantages here are awesome: a year-long organizational head start, blanket support from the state's Democratic establishment and the last surviving liberal choice for a state whose Democrats selected Eugene McCarthy in 1968 and George McGovern in 1972. Yet Udall is so clearly running behind Carter here that he'entered Wisconsin attacking Carter as a non-liberal whose nomination would end a 52-year tradition of liberal presidential candidates. Mo Udall, liked and admired on Capitol Hill, is no gut fighter. His attack was tepid enough to confirm the universally held view here that he faces an uphill fight against Carter. A loss April 6 would surely end Udall's campaign, leading to a facedown between Carter and Sen. Henry M. Jackson — a two-man confrontation militating against a convention deadlock and the brokered nomination of Humprhey. Having picked Wisconsin a year ago as his best primary state, Udall has public endorsements from five of seven Democratic Congressmen and the legislature's Democratic leaders plus private blessings from Gov. Patrick Lucey and Sen. Gaylord Nelson. Nobody of stature is for Carter: his chairman is state Assemblyman Harout Sanasarian, a madcap consumer advocate not greatly beloved in the legislature. Carter has not spent a dime nor set a foot in Wisconsin since last June. Yet, a scientific poll of Democratic voters by the Milwaukee Sentinel completed five days before Carter's Florida triumph shows Carter ahead (22 per cent), trailed by Jackson (13 per cent), Gov. George Wallace (11 per cent) and Udall (10 per cent). Equally impressive to politicians was a crowd showing up at Carter's Madison headquarters — "people nobody knew," reports one Democratic insider — to watch the Florida returns on television. These inexplicable signs only deepen Udall's frustration begun months ago when he first observed Carter's skillfully taking both sides of every issue. Rested since finishing second in Massachusetts March 2, an invigorated Udall arrived in Milwaukee March 15 ready to expose Carter's equivocations to Wisconsin's liberals. Indeed, in private conversation he was impassioned and convincing. But when Udall opened his Wisconsin Advice proposed new regulations for the old practice. Those regulations simply reiterate the old method, and do not go the heart of the matter. Perhaps a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper can embarrass the bureaucrats back onto the straight and narrow. But the spoils system will not finally die until my constituents can take their FmHA business to any bondable member of the Iowa Bar. Every such attorney in Iowa is fully qualified to handle a routine title search, and there is no apparent need at all for designating a favored few. Consequently, I have introduced a bill, in Congress to allow any citizen who does business with FmHA to do just that — take an FmHA loan closure to the attorney of his or her own choice. The bill abolishes the framework which made the spoils system possible. It also demolishes the monopoly formerly enjoyed by FmHA's hand-picked minority of attorneys — a fact which should help cut the time required to close a loan for FmHA customers. Under this bill, the attorney would still be paid by the FmHA loan applicant, and not by FmHA or the federal government. For an attorney to receive FmHA business, my bill requires only that such attorneys be bondable and in good standing with the bar of the highest court in their respective States. To of my knowledge, there is simply no Democratic or Republican way to close a loan—and my bill would recognize this fact in law. Golden Oldie From Mailbag By Abigail Van Buren . DEAR READERS: I am presently writing a book that will contain choice letters I've received in the last 20 years. In selecting the material, I came across a letter that gave me a chuckle. I hope it gives you one, too. It was published in my column in October, 1968: DEAR ABBY: I'm a 44-year-old bachelor who digs women, but I'm not looking for any matrimonial involvements. I live alone in a modest bungalow and enjoy my privacy. My problem is an aggressive Farmer's View divorcee who lives next door. She's not bad looking, but she comes on awfully strong. She's a rip-roarin' Republican and a Nixon booster from way back. If she sees a light in my place, she runs right over with a prepared meal and an armful of Nixon campaign literature. She's even offered to cook for me and do my ironing, but I'm not about to fall into that trap. When she's not trying to sell me on Nixon, she's talking about marriage. Last week I had it, so I moved my refrigerator, stove and TV down to the Beef Price Outlook By Dean E. Freed As p a Tesult of current low beef cattle •prices coupled with the recent grade change, I have had many people ask me what I thought would happen to beef prices for the remainder of 1976. My reply has been that there is an abundance of cattle to be slaughtered during the remaining three quarters, but they will be bunched instead of being evenly distributed. Consequently, producers and consumers willsee prices rise rapidly and in return fall in , the same manner. Whether producers and consumers want to put up with still another year of extremes, the choice seems to have already been made for them. The year 1976 js still a part of the downward drive of an over-supplied cattle cycle that has been with us since 1972. Total beef cattle slaughter for this year should run twp to four per cent above the 1975 level. The present slump, which has reached far below most previous predictions, is an example of the severe seasonal lags we have and will continue to witness. On the other hand, late spring and early summer could more than likely turn out to be the exact opposite. This would mean a swing of the pendulum in the opposite direction," driving prices past the £l5 cwt. mark. Because of last fall's and this winter's placement schedule, if one studies the cattle on feed reports, you can see much of what I have just said. It is obvious that because of th ( e over-excitement for bigger feeder cattle during the last quarter of '75, we are witnessing the seasonal results. Many Midwestern feedlot owners have yet to re-establish their older, more stable programs. Instead, they are trying to outguess the market in hopes of quickly regaining many of their previous losses* The latest seven states cattle on feed report signifies another possible lag coming late this summer. Placements in February were shown to be up 174 per cent from a year earlier. Although replacements .were still down considerably one year ago, this rise has to be a significant factor that deserves close attention. Next fall's market, in my estimation, appears very unpredictable. Although many of the experts look for a lower dip, but yet not a severe slump, I feel the fall market is largely built around this summer's rainfall and next fall's corn yields. A big plus for the beef industry throughout much of the remaining year is the total red meat production. It will not expand as rapidly as the beef output, but next fall's possible hog numbers give me an uneasy feeling. As far as the rancher is concerned, he too is adding to the price.instability. For instance, from many of the reports I am receiving, ranchers are anxiously buying lightweight green feeder cattle to run on grass and be sold this fall. Formerly, many of them were on a calf program selling their calf crop each fall'.''"" 1 - >•:•- '" However, Because of low prices they have sold'off a large number of cows so they could buy lightweight cattle and grow them to yearlings. This in my est'imation is an over-reaction to 'previously low calf prices by both rancher and his creditor. It will only lead to possible further imbalances at a time when the beef industry desperately needs a year of reinforcement. "Quote/Unquote" "A good public speaker is one who realizes when he has spoken enough and ends his speech with applause instead of yawns." —Dr. Tom Haggai, newly named board chairman of the Independent Grovers' Association, and popular public speaker. "The $10 million treaty signed in 1903 giving the U.S. control over the Canal 'in perpetuity' was signed behind the backs of the Panamanian people. The Canal is Panama's most significant resource and could provide jobs for thousands of Panamanians." —Peter Camejo, Socialist Worker presidential candidate urging U.S. withdrawal from the Canal Zone. "When it comes to the heart of the matter, to the courage that supports a nation. Lord George-Brown drunk is a better man than the Prime Minister sober." —From a London Times editorial defending Lord George-Brown, one-time contender for leadership of Britain's Labor Party who was recently reported by the press to suffer from a drinking problem. basement so she won't know I'm home. So now she phones me! What should I do? NOT INTERESTED DEAR NOT: Tell her you're going to vote for Hubert and move back upstairs! DEAR ABBY: PENNA. READER wrote: "I went to a nice supper club with my lady friend and another couple, when a male friend of the other couple approached me and asked if I minded if he danced with my date. I said 'Yes, I do mind,' and my date thought I was rude." You said, "You were. You should have asked your date if SHE wanted to dance with the stranger." Well, I think you were wrong. Why should a man who goes to a supper club (and probably left his wife or girlfriend at home) expect some other guy to provide him with a girl to dance with? I say, nuts to him. If he likes to dance, let him bring his own date! WYOMINGITE DEAR WYOMINGITE: I led with my chin on that one. You're right! • ''DEA'R ABBY:'A school dance is coming up next month, and the girls are supposed to ask the boys. I want to ask a certain boy I know, but my mom says I shouldn't ask a boy who hasn't ever asked me out, and this one hasn't. Abby, I think it's only fair that this once I should be able to ask the boy I really want to ask. What do you think? TO ASK OR NOT TO ASK DEAR TO ASK: The purpose of a girl-ask-boy dance is to change the boy-ask-girl tradition with which girls have been stuck for so long. If girls ask only boys who have asked them out, where's the breakthrough? drive with a press conference, the passion had vanished. Declaring Wisconsin "may well be the last chance" for a liberal nominee, Udall routinely criticized Carter's murkiness regarding oil company divestiture, health insurance, busing, jobs and aid to cities. The performance was so pedestrian that the NBC team following Udall did not bother offering it for the network news. Worried about Carter's gains among black voters, Udall later that day told black clergymen that Carter's stand for "voluntary" busing means that "when it comes to the crunch, he's against your constitutional rights." Udall also hit hard on Rhodesia and South Africa, declaring: "These racist governments won't last long." But the reaction was impassive, contrasting with tearful emotion evoked by Carter's non-substantive talk of brotherhood at a black church in Chicago four days earlier. Nor has Udall cornered the state's liberal activists. His grass roots organization does not compare with Sen. McGovern's 1972 Wisconsin operation — or, for that matter, with Fred Harris's 1976 Wisconsin operation. Despite Harris's decision not to campaign here, his Wisconsin forces have decided on a "guerrilla" campaign for Harris instead of getting behind Udall. That leaves the Udall campaign relying heavily on the politically sophisticated left-of-center unions. Carl Wagner, a political operative for the public employes union (AFSCME), has been sent from Washington to Madison to coordinate labor's pro-Udall activity. Capping that effort is the endorsement of Udall (expected momentarily at this writing) by Ray Ma-jeris, Milwaukee-based regional director for the United Auto Workers, after getting a green light from pro-Carter UAW president Leonard Woodcock. A close second to Udall's push for vital UAW backing is his quest for an endorsement and active campaigning by Gov. Lucey, whose advisers deeply doubt Udall can be nominated even if he wins here. Such skepticism is widespread, casting a pall over his campaign. Typical was the dogged local television reporter who insisted at Udall's Milwaukee press conference that he discuss plans to withdraw from the race. To salvage Udall's candidacy, some supporters are not claiming it is viable but are calling'it essential to keep, the Humphrey option open. Udall booster Martin Hanson, a veteran Wisconsin liberal, has successfully urged some Wisconsin Humphreyites that Humphrey's only chance is a Udall win April 6. To spread this message beyond political sophisticates will require Udall's convincing Wisconsin liberals that Jimmy Carter so menaces their cause that some alternative — Udall, Humphrey, whomever —is imperative. That is a hatchet job for which Mo Udall, the good-natured old basketball player from Tucson, is spectacularly unsuited. People Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 38 Legal 1 "Good Queen document " 39 Simmer 5 Cain's victim 9 Diminutive of Patrick 12 Margarine 13 Volcanic exudate 14 Actress Gabor 15 Lawn weed 17 Unused 41 Bitter vetch 42 Insurgent (coll.) 44 European river 46 Comfort 49 Tardier 53 Boundary (comb, form) 54 Receding 56 Coterie 18 Biblical witch's 57 Grandparental 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. JAMESW. WILSON, Publisher W. 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