Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 24, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 24, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Wednesday, March 24,1976 Mexican Connection Dr. Robert L. DuPont, head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, admits he was wrong two years ago when he predicted heroin addiction in the United States was on the way out. It was on the decline at that time because of successful efforts in persuading Turkey to ban the poppy crop which became heroin in the French laboratories destined for the United States. Breaking up the French connection did have a dramatic effect on addiction in the United States. But only as long, it turned out, as it took pushers to establish new connections in Mexico. The drug abuse agency estimates 90 per cent of the heroin in the American market now comes from Mexicov In addition to pushing heroin addiction up again, the Mexican connection has spread it across more of the United States. When France was the major supplier, the large cities on the East coast were the main problem spots. Last year there were more deaths from heroin overdose in Los Angeles than in New York City, and more deaths from that cause in San. Francisco than in Washington, D.C. Severing the Mexican connection may prove to be a more formidable task than the earlier successful fight to shut off European suppliers. Hatch Act Meddling Apparently Congress has not fully learned its lesson about the political pressures which can be placed on junior members of the professional team which runs the government. Both the House and Senate have passed repeals of the Hatch Act, which prohibits civil service personnel from engaging in political activities. The versions passed by the two houses have slight variations and are before a conference committee. There is little doubt that some version of the repeal will be handed to the President for his signature or veto. If the Hatch Act repeal is successful it will njean 2.8 million federal employes for the first time since 1939 could engage in active partisan campaigning and fund-raising. They also could run for political office themselves, providing they did so on their own time. While there are so-called "safeguards" built into the legislation which.supposedly would protect civil servants from being coerced into campaigning against their will, only the naive can believe pressures of many types could not still be employed. A presidential veto is the only way to insure the protection afforded by the Hatch Act to both the public and the civil servant is maintained. New Sea Law Try For the third consecutive year the United Nations is embarked on an effort to fashion a comprehensive Law of the Sea. If the proposed agenda is even partially agreed to by the 156 nations participating, the implications are far-reaching. If this year's conference makes no more progress than the previous two, a veritable free-for-all could follow in matters of territorial claims, fishing rights, mineral exploration and navigation. There are indications that some agreement on basic issues will be forthcoming. Among the proposals is one to extend territorial rights for coastal nations to 12 miles offshore and economic zones' to 200 miles/ A number of countries already claim rights up to 200 miles offshore. Strong Defense Support Citing testimony of a widening gap between Soviet and American military preparedness — in favor of the Soviets — the main committees of both houses of Congress concerned with military budgets have voted tentatively to give the administration virtually everything it requested for military spending in the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Considering that Congress in the last four years has lopped more than $23 billion from Pentagon requests, the action taken so far on the new budget request marks a dramatic turn-around. The hard fight over the Viewpoint Soviet Strategy Inside Report Legislation under consideration in Canada and the United States also would adopt the 200-mile economic zone. A corollary point, however, is more controversial. That proposal would insure that waterways falling within the 200-mile limit remain open to" international navigation. Not all the countries favoring the expanded economic zone are in favor of free navigation. Probably the most controversial proposal of all is that which would open mineral and fishing rights to the vast oceans beyond 200-mile claims to some form of international control in which "all cbuh'tries — whether they participate or not in exploration — would benefit. budget is yet to come. The preliminary actions by the Appropriations and Armed Services committees of the House and Senate merely set forth the' committee's view to their respective budget committees. Those estimates may be accepted or changed by the budget committees as defense requests are further scrutinized, but the idea is- gainipg acceptance that the United States cannot continue holding back on preparedness spending while its major protagonist continues to expand. By Ray Cromley WASHINGTON — (NBA) — One thing that doesn't bother intelligence srategists is that the Soviet Union will, start a nuclear war. Or that the Kremlin will use alliances in the Middle East and Africa to build a string of bases which would threaten this country's lifeline in case of war. The worry is that step by step, the USSR will gain influence in those countries which produce or have reserves of materials upon which the United States peacetime and war • economies are heavily dependent. If the men in the Kremlin are able to achieve this end, they will be able to force higher unemployment and inflation in the U.S. and shake up the American way of life whenever they choose. There is no way at present to tell whether the Soviets will succeed in this strategy. As in Egypt and a score of other lands, the Russians are noted, first, for dramatic inititial successes, followed by bumbling. The'average time between Russian successes and local disillusionment has been calculated at 10 years, give or take a year or so. But there seems to be no doubt of Russian objectives. A study of Soviet and Cuban activity in Africa, spotted through 11 countries from Algeria, Libya, Egypt, and the Sudan in the North, also Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Uganda and Somalia in Central Africa to Angola and Mozambique in the South, puts the Soviet Union in a strong Carter Beats the Phantoms By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON - No single event has, so shaken deeply rooted expectations of the Democratic party's power brokers to tap Sen. Hubert Humphrey for President in the smoke-filled bowels of Madison Square Garden this summer than last Tuesday's massacre of Sen. Adlai Stevenson's favorite-son delegate slate in downstate Illinois. A sparse turnout of downstate Democrats simply refused to vote for national convention delegates pledged to Stevenson, the state's most popular Democrat. Nor would they support delegates pledged to Gov. Dan Walker (although they did back Walker's unsuccessful attempt at renomination). Instead, they voted not for a phantom but delegates pledged to the only legitimate candidate in sight: Jimmy Carter. Thus, preliminary counts show Carter elected 61 of his 85 delegate candidates filed for 155 delegate slots — wiping out Stevenson's downstate slates. Nearly all Stevenson's estimated 87 elected delegates came from Cook County, where Mayor Richard J. Daley's-organization stalwarts ran pledged to Stevenson and unopposed by Carter or anybody else. That dilutes Daley's ecstasy over liquidating Gov. Walker and returning to the 1976 convention in triumph. With better than one-third of his delegation controlled by Carter, the mayor will be inhibited at the convention. Beyond Illinois, it underlines what politicians habitually forget and must relearn every four years: voters prefer a legitimate candidate for President to any favorite-son phantom. That eviscerates the secret plan of Humphrey's inner circle. Until the Illinois returns came in, Humphrey advisers were crowing about favorite sons — Rep. Peter Rodino in New Jersey, Sen. Lloyd Bentsen in Texas, perhaps Sen. John Glenn in Ohio and especially Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. in California — who would create a deadlock tailor-made for Humphrey. Now there is doubt whether any of them Advice Romeo Gets a Tune-Up By Abigail Van Bun-n DEAR ABBY: I am 49. Joe is 50. I thought we had a pretty good 30-year marriage. Joe never was much of a Romeo, but that never was a problem as I was usually pretty pooped at the end of the day and I'm not exactly a sexpot myself. Well, imagine the shock I got when a 30-year-old divorcee who works for Joe phoned here in the middle of the night to tell him that she had taken 30 sleeping pills and to say goodbye, because she didn't want to live without him! (I was right next to him and heard every word she said.) Joe jumped out of bed, threw some position to influence the narket for essential minerals and other key raw materials on which the Western industrial world is heavily dependent now and will be in the decades ahead. We are not concerned here only with the countries in which there is direct Soviet-Cuban involvement. Take the situation in Angola where Russo-Cuban backed forces have taken over the government. Angola is important for diamonds and petroleum to be sure. But the new pro-Russian leaders have announced plans, for guerrilla operations in Rhodesia, rich in chromium, tin, asbestos, copper and gold, and on Namibia, otherwise known as Southwest Africa, with diamond, copper, lead, zinc, vanadium, silver, tin, and cadmium resources.. Then there's neighboring Zaire and Zambia, with cobalt, copper, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese and zinc. One top intelligence man here worries intensely about the longtime effect of Soviet control over Zaire and Zambian cobalt and Rhodesian chrome. Here, he says, they could really do us in.. As might be expected, the.Soviet Union has been particularly generous in military aid, and energetic in furnishing military advisers, to countries rich in oil and natural gas — Algeria, Libya and Nigeria. clothes on and was out of the house in three minutes. Meanwhile I sat there in a daze. Well, to make a long story short, Joe got her to a hospital, they pumped her stomach out and she lived. Now he is trying to tell me that she is just a "kid" who had a crush on him — he saw her at her place a couple of times and that's all there was to it. She's still working for him, and Joe says since she's got two kids to support, he sees no reason for letting her go. Now when he goes to Lodge on Mondays, bowls on Tuesdays and plays cards on Thursdays, I wonder where he Health Hormones Linked By Lawrence E. Lamb. M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — I would like to know if, a hormone imbalance can cause emotional disturbances in a woman under 30 years of age. I know this can occur during the menopause and patients are given hormone pills. If this is true, how could I go about finding out if a hormone imbalance exists. Can you , tell, by, a Pap smear? Please know because I belreve I have a hormone imbalance. DEAR READER — Your glands may, affect your personality and your personality may affect your glands. That statement is not limited to sex hormones but they certainly are included in it. I have seen patients with psychotic episodes associated with an overactive thyroid. At the other end of the spectrum we have a condition called myxedema madness which refers to the personality changes or dementia that can occur in individuals with severe advanced low thyroid function. Similarly one can see patients with psychoses which may be temporary in association with taking cortisone and other adrenal cortex hormones. Sex hormones can affect one's behavior. Male hormone tends to make men more aggressive. Estrogen tends to increase a woman's femininity and receptiveness although this response is more noted in animals below the level of the human. Emotional disturbances often occur at the menopause time but-whether they are specifically related to a hormone imbalance or not is often open to question. There are many other factors going on at this phase of life. Such emotional' disturbances are frequently not helped by the administration of female sex hormones. The problem is complicated by the inadvisable practice of giving female hormones to women with emotional disturbances which are not really related to the menopause at all. Many menopausal symptoms overlap the kind of symptoms associated with anxiety and depression problems. The clinician must be alert to separate the two conditions and treat the one that is really giving the difficulty. ' Women can have a very early premature ( menppause..There are cases on record younger than 30 years of age. One can tell if there is a deficiency of female hormone by special stains done on cells obtained with the Pap smear. One can also get some idea of a hormone deficiency by testing the urine and blood. Since you have raised this question 1 am sure you will not be satisfied until it is answered. The solution then is to go see your obstetrics and gynecology specialist and tell him what you really want to know. 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 2,1B97. 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. $ .60 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties where carrier service is not available, per year S20.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year 123.00 Another Mail in the United States, per year $27.00 Berry's World ® 1976 by NEA. Inc. CfT** "We made a little mistake! Instead of dropping $90 billions of federal programs, it should be $89 billions!" REALLY is. I offered him a divorce and he said he wouldn't consider it. He insists he "loves" me. Of course 1 can't trust him anymore, but 1 don't know what to do. Can you help me? PERPLEXED DEAR PERPLEXED: Tell Joe that for the sake of your own peace of mind you think the two of you should talk over the situation with a professional counselor. If he refuses to go — go without him. DEAR ABBY: This is an S.O.S. I just received a letter from a friend saying that she was enclosing some money as a gift to me. Abby. there was no money in the envelope. In fact, the envelope wasn't even sealed. The money could have fallen out or even been stolen. Or perhaps she may have forgotten to enclose it. How should I reply? If I thank her and she never enclosed the money, she'll know I was lying. If I tell her there was no money in the envelope, it may look like I'm grabby. How would you handle this, Abby? PUZZLED DEAR PUZZLED: Write and tell her that there was no money in the envelope. If the situation were reversed, wouldn't you want to know? DEAR ABBY: I have a neighbor who does not drive, so-she is forever asking, me to please pick up something for her at the grocery store. I really don't mind doing this but she doesn't remember what she owes me. I hate to be petty, Abby, but I write everything down and I know what she owes me to the penny. I don't have the nerve to bring up . what she owes me. Any suggestions? I don't want to get her mad at me. TIMID DEAR TIMID: Yes. The next time she calls, tell her_how much she owes you and what for. And if she gets mad at you, it will be her loss, not yours. — Jerry Brown included — can win. The doubt deepens under careful scrutiny of Carter's Illinois success. Spending only three days in the state this month (one day downstate) and almost no money, Carter was written off by party regulars as a possible winner of the meaningless "beauty contest" but no threat for delegates. "Are you kidding?" one pillar of the Daley organization asked us just before the primary. "He'll be lucky to get 15 delegates — if that much." If Illinois results apply elsewhere, Humphrey's hopes are dead and the only real alternative to Carter is Sen. Henry M. Jackson. But-Jackson's political braintrust proved as myopic in Illinois as the Chicago city hall crowd which could not take Carter seriously. Once Daley put together the Stevenson favorite-son slate, Jackson's political managers abandoned their Illinois delegate slates in hopes that deference to the mayor would in time deliver the full Illinois delegation to Jackson. In fact, Jackson's genuflection by no means guarantees the mayor's help. Daley is neither wedded to Jackson nor alientated from Carter. Considering the mayor's obsessive desire for a unified delegation, he could well move just before the convention to add the Stevenson delegates to Carter's if Carter is by then the front-runner — thereby assuring his nomination. Thus, 'Carter's triumph in Illinois far transcends his 60-plus delegates. Furthermore, given a Jackson-Carter choice, the party's left wing is moving to Carter — preferring his calculated refusal to take a stand on anything to Jackson's hard line on national security and Vietnam record. Meeting secretly in Washington with left-of-center labor chieftains the day of the Illinois primary, Carter bluntly informed them his submarine was leaving the dock and they better get aboard. The union leaders were impressed, though they probably will back a final Rep. Morris Udall shot in Wisconsin April 6. On the same day, a Carter emissary arrived in Washington with a softer line for the left. Patt Dorian, Democratic national committeewoman. has deserted her intransigent liberalism to sing Carter's praises here for selected liberal politicians and newsmen. Whatever Carter's past conservatism and present waffling, Mrs. Dorian has an explanation for it. Thus, two preventives blocking a •• Garter (nomination are crumbling. A veto from the party's left which once seemed inevitable is now unlikely in the extreme. The annihilation of the phantom Stevenson slate points to fatal defects in the favorite-son strategy. The burden is on Scoop Jackson to defeat Carter in a potentially climactic April 27 primary in Pennsylvania. The results in five of the first six primaries, however, suggest voters are more interested in Carter's fervent professions of love and his contempt for Washington than in old-fashioned bread-and-butter liberalism and a strong national security. Snakes Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Poisonous snake of India 6 Common poisonous snake 11 Pointed shall 12 Stir 14 Mecca shrine 15 Propriety of conduct 16 English cathedral city 17 Ransom 19 Gave food to 20 Plant juices 24 Surrealist painter 27 Italian noble family 31 Female deer 32 Turkish dignitaries 33 Occasional 35 Water 37 Banter 38 Gold (Sp.) 39 Noisy blow 40 Greek god of war 41 Zola heroine 43 Arab region (ab.) 45 Shut off from view 49 Period of time 52 American snake (coll.) 55 Construction pole 57 Soso, customary 58 Find an answer 59 Wading bird 60 Alleviates DOWN 1 Culinary product 2 Of mouth 3 Donkey sound 4 Steal 5 Cognizant 6 In place of 7 Articles 8 All (comb, form) 9 Calchall abbreviation 10 King (Sp.) 12 Enlargen 13 Turn to the right 18 Ancient city in Mesopotamia 19 Exchequer 21 Poisonous snake of Europe 22 Dignity of • manner 23 Religious groups 24 Friend of Pythias 25 Greek market place 26 Town in Illinois 28 Tell a yarn 29 Language 30 Comparative suffix 34 Slightly open 36 Away (comb. form) 42 Star (comb. form) 44 Fragrant plant 46 Human group 47 Regular (ab.) 48 Before 49 Congers 50 Rant 51 Town in Iowa 52 Gridiron cry 53 Hail! 54 Thrice (mus.) 56 Large serpent 11 4 5 12 15 — 13 V 6 7 8 I 9 10 1 1 22 23 49 50 51 24

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