Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 30, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 30, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Tuesday, March 30,1978 Budget Battle Forming In the first comprehensive answer by Congress to the administration's budget request for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, the House Budget Committee has produced a spending plan which also will be a test of the congressional budget-making process. Under the committee's proposal, spending would be increased to $412.8 billion for the next year — $18.6 billion mbre than the administration requested, but $29 billion less than had been requested by the various House committees. Spending would go up for a host of welfare programs, defense spending would increase over this year's level by a smaller amount than the President requested, foreign aid requests would be cut and the new tax cuts proposed by the administration would be eliminated. The net effect of the Budget Committee's proposals would be higher spending, a larger deficit (in excess of $50 billion), no relief for taxpayers and expansion of the federal government's authority over programs administered at the state and local levels. That adds up to expanded federal control. Interestingly enough, the committee's proposals largely ignore both the improving economy and the heavy emphasis by primary camaigners on reducing the burden of government. The budget battle has only begun, but already it is warming up to a major confrontation. Thailand Eviction Thailand's decision to expel the last contingents of American servicemen within the next few months all but completes America's withdrawal from Southeast asia. The Thai decision may have been inevitable, considering pressures from surrounding governments, but it will deny the United States important listening posts in a part of the world where reliable information of any kind is increasingly difficult to come by. Even as Washington was acknowledging with regrets Thailand's action, there was talk of maintaining American assistance to Bangkok. That would be a mistake. It is time to recognize that American aid programs, expensive and extensive though they have been, have earned the U.S. little in the way of friendship. The reason is not difficult to understand. American aid has been a crutch in many cases, supporting inept regimes, corrupt politicians and inefficient economic systems. The greater the control of assistance at the receiving end, the more accurate that description of results has been. When the American presence no longer is desired, any attempts to aid the country with financial or other assistance would be futile. There is no way of determining how that assistance would be utilized and every reason-to suspect the United States would lose whatever respect it still has in any locality over such an arrangement. The time for renewing aid may come in the future. It is not now, under the conditions Thailand has imposed. Inside Report What Others Are Saying — About Gun Control (The Hawk Eye, Burlington) "There are a lot of gun-toters in the legislature," House Judiciary committee chairman Norman Jesse (D-Des Moines) told the Iowa Press television panel last week. Jesse said later he was speaking more in the figurative than the literal sense. --In any case, Jesse is right, as the House demonstrated by defeating an amendment to the criminal code which would have required all low A gun owners to-register their weapons. Gun lovers blame all efforts at gun registration, or any other kind of control, on mushy-headed starry-eyed liberals who are always calling for government interference in our lives to achieve the perfection of mankind. But the sponsor of the Iowa gun amendment is Des Moines Republican Robert Kreamer, a conservative noted for his tough law-and-order stands. This is not as surprising as some may think, for it is the police, and 1 others most concerned with law and order who see the most need for some kind of control over the proliferation of instruments of violence. The proposal was defeated, of course, because the gun lovers' unconcern for society has become sacred. There is a continuing mystery why this is 1 so. '• As Kreamer pointed out'irt>his futile 1 defense of his amendment, it was no effort to limit or restrict the possession of guns (except,by known criminals and the certifiably mentally ill) but rather, as Kreamer said, "just to let us know who has them." Why shouldn't we register our guns? We register our homes and our cars, our boats and planes, our dogs and our children. We even register our money, in the sense that we have to tell the IRS how much we made. So why not guns? Why do those people think they're so special? Mason City Globe-Gazette The passage by the Iowa House of a measure requiring a five-day "cooling off period" before lowans can purchase a handgun is the very least we would like to see come out of the legislature in the way of gun control laws this season —the very least. The passage of the "cooling off" amendment to the massive criminal code came on a surprisingly close 50-47 yote. The closeness of the vote is surprising because we can't really understand how anyone can object to a waiting period on a handgun purchase. As Rep. Thomas Jochum, D.-Dubuque, the sponsor of the amendment, pointed out during the debate: "This is not restriction on gun ownership. If you want to buy Junior a .357 Magnum for his birthday, all you have to do is plan five days ahead." The best reasons opponents to the amendment could come up with were that the amendment would be "ineffective" and that it would "irritate" legitimate gun owners. We don't consider those to be serious objections. /The effectiveness of keeping emotionally disturbed people from rushing out and buying a handgun < under stress situations would be impossible to measure. But any roadblock we can put in the way of such people has to help the situation. Just making these people .think about something else could be a help. And we don't consider "irritation" of legitimate gun buyers or gun-show dealers to be reason enough to avoid putting such an amendment in the state's criminal code. We see the waiting period as an inconvenience for these people, nothing more. And we are convinced, that if one life is saved because of this inconvenience, the amendment will have se.rv.ed its purpose. The "cooling off" amendment certainly isn't what we would like to see in the way of final handgun control legislation. But after the Iowa House rejected an amendment calling for registration of dangerous weapons by a 60-20 vote, it was obvious the lawmakers weren't serious about any tough gun control stands this session. So, we'll take what we can get, and the "cooling off" amendment looks like the best we can get for right now, "Quote/Unquote" ,;tWe must'use the time remaining, the next three years, as long as God gives me health and the Jews money for the work. Our account with the Nazis must remain open as long as we are alive." f —Simon Wiesenthal, Nazi hunter, noting that Germany's statute of limitations for prosecuting ex-Nazis ,,expiresin 1979. "If I am bitter, then I have a right to be bitter. What you are seeing is a person who has been raped of his frfeedom for nine and a half years ... foi" crimes .he did not, would not and could not commit." —Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, main-, Ford's Southern Peril By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON - President Ford's wholly unexpected defeat in North Carolina has brutally stunned his supporters here because it points up weakness in the politically indispensable South which does not yet threaten his nomination but seriously menaces his reelection. While Ford tacticians were assigning plausible tactical reasons for Ronald Reagan's first primary victory, Republican political strategists were taking a broader, darker view. "I think that this is a very interesting and very clear picture of how the South feels," a nationally prominent Ford supporter told us. What makes this so critical is today's imperative — reversing the reality of a generation ago — that a . taining his innocence after the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered a new trial for him and John Artis, both of whom were convicted in 1967 of a triple slaying. "All of,us were the first to admit that the planes in an dof themselves will not tip the balance of power. But we see it as a symbolic, act representing the beginning of a process and a move to ever-increasing commitment to Egypt." —Rabbi Alexander Schindler, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, protesting White House plans 'to sell jets to Egypt. : Republican must win the South to be elected President. This, then, is the question posed Wednesday at the White House: what can the President do not only to turn back Reagan in other Southern states but to confront the more deadly challenge in Dixie of Jimmy Carter? The absence of easy answers explains the sudden departure of euphoria from the White House. With confident Ford political managers having shut off North Carolina polling two weeks before the election, nobody in the Ford camp dreamed of losing. Their immediate explanations for defeat derived from obvious defferences between North Carolina and previous primary victories. The Washington-based Ford campaign team headed by California political pro Stu Spencer was much less in control of North Carolina (managed by Gov. James Holshouser) than in New Hampshire and Florida. Partly for that reason and partly because the White House wanted to heal old wounds, the anti-Reagan attack ended after the Florida victory. Freed of attacks against him structured by Spencer and his public relations expert, Peter Kaye, Reagan in North Carolina had to worry only about newsmen's nagging about when he was going to drop out (which Ford staffers feel developed sympathy for Reagan). Moreover, the unexpectedly large Advice Too Young For the Teacher By Abigail Van Buren DEARABBY: I'm in love for the first time, and the circumstances are a bit unusual. I'm 26 and Rob is 19. Before Farmer's View you say I'm crazy, please listen to the facts. I'm a school teacher who is very Direct Retailing By Dean E. Freed Direct retailing of home grown Iowa beef is about to become reality for a group of east-central Iowa farmer-feeders. The Tama County Cattlemen's Assn. has overcome the difficulties of unifying Iowa farmer-feeders. In doing so, they have developed a retail outlet for their beef, frozen and packaged, ready for the American dinner table. The end result means that instead of receiving $36 cwt. for their live cattle at slaughter time, those participating in the program will receive about $50 cwt. For a 1,050 Ib. steer this means an added benefit of $147. AfteV visiting'with Warren Sealock, .president of .the organization .and George Van DeWaJle, promotional coordinator, I am convinced this group of feeders has hit upon the answer to the many problems of market instability. The program gets its first trial run of about 80 to 100 head during the last week of March. After these cattle have been marketed and custom killed and fabrication costs are finalized along with retail contracts, the Tama County farmers hope to begin marketing 550 head per week through retail channels. Each carcass will be broken into dinner table cuts and packaged using the most modern processing techniques and material. The beef will then be quick frozen and sold as frozen beef. With regard to retail outlets for their beef, I am amazed at the amount of inquiry they have had for uniform quality beef. The association presently has many more inquiries than it can feasibly supply. Consequently, the future appears to include other cattlefeeders across Iowa. This will be done by forming a stock cooperative consisting of stockholders willing to invest in the company and supply the superior quality of beef required by the organization's standards. The most sensible thing I heard for some time involves the fact they will be selling their retail beef for as much per pound as the open competitive market will allow. These cattlefeeders are not attempting to show they can produce a superior product for less. They are' merely attempting to make as much money as possible and keep the livestock industry afloat. The immediate outlets for the Iowa beef appear to be the smaller, quick-step type grocery stores located in eastern metroplitan areas. In addition, considerable interest is being shown by major catalog retailers in working with the Tama County association in developing a beef catalog program. This would mean housewives could order and receive beef from their kitchen phone and conveniently place the order on their credit card. We all know this type of program is difficult to accomplish within a segment of independent farmers. However, once the initial hurdle has been passed, as is the case with the Tama feeders, each hurdle thereafter seems to be slightly easier to overcome. Those of the rural. Midwest need to watch and learn from the bold exploits of these east-central Iowa farmers. petite and who looks like a teen-ager. Rob is very mature for his age. We met while bowling. When I told him my age, he was surprised, but he said it didn't matter. It was love at first sight, Abby. After the second date it was as though we'd known each other all our lives. When we're together alone it's sheer heaven, but for some reason Rob doesn't want to go out in public with me. It can't be my age because he told me I look 18. I accidentally ran into him in the shopping center once, and he ignored me. That really hurt. Later he apologized, saying he was self-conscious because he'd never been in love before. Abby, I want to marry Rob. Please don't think I'm a silly kid. How can I bring him around? STARS IN MY EYES DEAR STARS: No man who loves a woman would ignore her in public — or anywhere else. (He may have something going with another girl and doesn't want to be seen with you.) Rob has a lot of growing up to do before he qualifies for marriage. I say, toss him back. He's not a keeper. DEAR ABBY: I'm 54, have been a widow for four years and have recently started dating a man who is 35. He looks older than he is and I look younger than I am, so I'm not sure if the difference in our ages is the problem. The other day he told me that he was invited to spend the weekend with his best friend who is married and lives out of town, and he asked me to go along. I said no because I didn't think it was proper. He said I was silly and old-fashioned. Was I? OLD-FASHIONED DEAR LADY-: I see nothing "improper" about accompanying the gentleman you're dating on a weekend trip as long as you maintain separate sleeping quarters. If he expected you to double up, that's a different story. Legislative Report Debate Goes on by Rep. C. W. Hutchins Debate on the revision of the Criminal Code continues. Three weeks of debate have gone by and a projection on my part is that another two weeks will be required before a final vote can be taken on the bill. This lends credence to the argument that to debate the whole issue is too long and arduous a task to be undertaken in one session of the Legislature. On the other hand, much of the language from division to division is compatible and thus lends to the argument that the whole revision should take place at the same time. Ultimate passage of the revised code will hinge on whether or not the House and Senate can agree on a final version. An amendment to delay the implementation of this Act until 1978 will undoubtedly be adopted. This will give another General Assembly the opportunity to make additional changes in the law if found to be unsatisfactory. The Senate has the property tax issue in their house. Their actions are difficult to understand. Rural Senators are saying that the bill favors urban - areas; urban Senators are saying that the bill favors rural areas. Democrat leaders.'of the Senate say'they have only 20 Democrat Senators who will vote for the bill. Senate Republican leadership "The Yankee system isn't what it used to be and we've got to get it back to what it was." —George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, explaining that he ordered players to get haircuts in order to improve team discipline. turnout meant that .far more than disciplined Republicans turned out by Gov. Holshouser's efficient organization would vote in — and thereby decide — the election. "1 suspected we were in hot water when I heard about the turnout," a Ford insider confided. But that begs the larger question: why did non-organization Republicans feel compelled to vote for Ronald Reagan? The answer is a Reagan campaign more highly ideological and more geared to national security policy than previous efforts. The attack on the Ford-Kissinger foreign policy, pursued hesitantly even after his New Hampshire defeat, reached full flower in North Carolina with a 30-minute Reagan telecast across the state. The telecast which probably turned around the election was put on the air by the Reagan high command only- after long pleading by state campaign manager Tom Ellis, an astute North Carolina political veteran. He finally got agreement after offering to raise the money for its presentation. From that 30-minute program, the Reagan campaign extracted highly effective 30-second and 60-second TV spots contending that there would be "no more time" for national survival if Ford-Kissinger policies persisted. The fact that Reagan was en route to Los Angeles Tuesday night instead of presiding over a victory celebration in Raleigh shows the winners were as surprised as the losers. Nevertheless, Reagan's telephone polling in every major North Carolina city last week did substantiate how effective the defense-oriented campaign had become. That was why Reagan cancelled next week's campaigning in favor of mobilizing for a nationwide television address. Far from using that forum to bow out of the race as was widely speculated, Reagan wanted to apply nationally the North Carolina hard line. That hard line could win Southern primaries in May after an April expected to be unproductive for Reagan — most significantly Texas May 1, followed by Alabama and Georgia May 4 and Tennessee May 6. Losses there by the President would not threaten his big delegate lead but would reveal worrisome vulnerability down South. To respond by resuming the Spencer-Kaye attack on Reagan full force would connote desperation. Firing Henry Kissinger as Secretary of State would signify.even more panic. Some advisers suggest the two cabinet members most popular in Dixie — Treasury Secretary William Simon and Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz — hit the Southern campaign trail. But to secure his Southern flanks against Reagan today and perhaps Carter tomorrow, the President may have to take more clearly conservative positions — especially on foreign policy. That is one reason the North Carolina defeat so galls the White House, where there had been hope Mr. Ford could move leftward this week after yet another Reagan primary loss. say they will only allow one Republican to vote for the bill. Twenty-six votes are needed to pass a bill in the Senate. A vote should be taken. If it passes, it goes to the Governor and if signed, the people of Iowa will know that property tax relief is on the way. If the issue does not receive the necessary votes for passage, then a new conference committee could be appointed and another approach could be explored: Further delay is not the answer. 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 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. 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