Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 2, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, April 2, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Inside Report Friday, April 2,1976 What Others Are Saying- The Hawk Eye. Burlington If anything ought to be non-political, it should be the Iowa State Fair. But thanks to the political ambitions of Fair Board Secretary Kenneth Fulk, the Fair has been plunged deeply into partisan politics. Furthermore, it is the nasty kind of politics which is turning more and more people off—filled with conflict of interest and greed for power. A master of show biz, Fulk wants better billing — in Washington rather than Des Moines. He's running for the Republican nomination for Congress from the Fifth District. That's fine. If Fulk wants to run for Congress, that's his business. And if the voters of the Fifth want to elect him to Congress, that's their business. All the Fair has to do is get itself another secretary and go its merry, nonpartisan way. But that's not how they're doing it. Five members of the Fair Board quite properly voted to terminate Fulk's services as manager of the Fair, if he sought political office. But another five voted merely to give him a temporary two-month leave of absence, so he could hang on to his job while politicking, and could come back to it when he got beat. So into that impasse stepped Fulk himself and cast the vote in favor of himself. He got himself the leave of absence. Gov. Ray has deplored this situation where Fulk and other paid employes of the Fair Board are permitted to vote on issues affecting their own jobs, but so far nothing is being done about it. This maneuver is such a blatant conflict of interest that it is hard to believe anyone will vote for Fulk for Congress. If there's anything we don't need more of in Congress, it is the conflict-of-interest morality. Congress will be spared, but the State Fair is the loser. When Fulk comes back from his political sojourn, to regal us about the wonders of the next State Fair, will you really be able to believe him? Chicago Sun Times We've been meaning to warn you about this for some time now, but never got around to it: Last week was National Procrastination Week. Put-off needn't be put-on. Les Waas, the founder of the Procrastinators Club of America, made that point in 1966. (We know we should have told you earlier, but you know how things are.) Waas said, "We feel the ultimate thing to procrastinate against is war . . . Eventually you might forget what you wanted to fight about." We can't delay support for that idea any longer. Cherokee Daily Times The infighting instigated by Atty. Gen. Richard Turner's effort to purchase an airplane to be used by his department has provoked a great deal of humor. But it also has resulted in a cost to taxpayers that is not laughable. When the Iowa General Assembly refused to grant Turner's request for wings, he tried to maneuver the $59,000 expenditure past the Iowa' Executive Council. When turned down by the council, he sued Gov. Robert Ray and Comptroller Marvin Selden. Private attorneys hired at state expense to represent the disputants have turned in bills amounting to a little more than $10,000. Turner lost the lawsuit and now that taxpayers have found out that they are paying for his bullheadedness, they may very well penalize him the next time around at the polls. The penalty would be justified. Mason City Globe Gazette Continuing charges that the food stamp program is not reaching the people it is designed to help are not substantiated by a detailed study made and analyzed by the House Agriculture Committee. The study- shows that nearly three' out of every four food stamp recipients had incomes below the official nonfarm poverty guidelines. That, we b e 1 i e v e, i s a commendable record. It certainly repudiates persistent criticism that there are widespread abuses within the program and that it is not really reaching the nation's poor. The average monthly income of families receiving food stamps, .according to the government study, was $304.58. That figures out to a weekly paycheck, before-taxes, of just over $70. Anyone who has tried to raise a family of four on that kind of paycheck should agree the program is helping those who need it. This is not to say there aren't abuses in the program. Of course there are. The same study found that 12.3 per cent of the families receiving food stamps had incomes at least 25 per cent above the poverty guidelines, including 7.7 per cent who made more than 150 per cent of the poverty-line incomes. Obviously, abuses of this kind are not to be tolerated and action should be taken to correct them. They indicate a need for restructuring the program guidelines and for better administration of those new guidelines. But, the fact is that 74 per cent of the people being helped by the program are included among the nation's poverty-stricken and that's what it's all about. No apologies are needed for that kind of record. Viewpoint Immoral Reaction ByTomTiede WASHINGTON — (NEA) — According to the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 28, Sections 1.1 through 1.9) the president of the United States has the authority to commute the sentence of anyone convicted of violating a law in the nation. One of the enabling reasons cited is that of "unusual circumstances" which may be obvious in a particular case and which may therefore suggest the use of common sense or compassion in letting subject go. Follows a brief story, then, of one man in prison today whose 'reasons for being there surely qualify an unusual circumstances. They also qualify as a joyless commentary on American legal judgment. The prisoner is named Bruce Baechler, he is 21 years old this week. Three years ago, on turning 18, Baechler was obligated by law to register his name with the nation's Selective Service. Though the Vietnam war had officially ended and the U.S. military had been changed from a conscript to an all-volunteer force, thus making the draft dead, Baechler was with thousands of others his age still required to complete formalities. He chose not to. A quaker pacifist, a stubborn young man who had dropped out of high school to join the peace Carterism: Just Plain Winning By Roland Evans and Robert Novak MADISON, Wise. — The stunning collapse of liberal dominance which has controlled Wisconsin's Democratic party in recent presidential primaries is sundering old ideological ties and opening the way for Jimmy Carterism — defined by one erstwhile ideological purist as "just plain winning." Indeed, "just plain winning" is clearly the former Georgia governor's most notable asset here, more important by far than his appealing personal campaigning style and his masterful ability to fudge issues. Thus if, as seems likely, Carter next Tuesday beats Rep. Morris Udall, the last of the liberals still in contention (despite dairy farmer resentment over Carter's farm policies), the main reason will be this: massive desertion from the liberal cause by leaders of the Democratic left who exploited the "liberal" issues, particularly Vietnam, in 1972 and 1968 to make George McGovern and Eugene McCarthy winners of the Wisconsin presidential primary. "We've had it with the cloisterer) virtues of doctrinal purity," we were told by Jeff Sykes, Carter's chief agent for the 2nd Congressional District, the most liberal in the state. In a letter to all 2nd District Democrats this week, Quaker Sykes, an antiwar militant who backed John Lindsay in the 1972 primary and then became a McGovern fund-raiser, said that the object of politics is "to win elections" — a remarkable change from four years ago. Likewise, the enlistment in Carter's cause of Donald O. Peterson, long-time Democratic national committeeman, ended a quixotic Peterson movement for electing uncommitted delegates in reality committed to Sen. Hubert II. Humphrey. Peterson, who tried to ride Vietnam to national power, has now tied his future squarely to Jimmy Carter. More significant for Carter is the defection from the liberal cause of state Sen. Timothy Cullen, political and personal ally of Wisconsin Rep. Les Aspin, a Udall stalwart. Cullen came to Carter's camp despite intimate connections with the United Auto Workers union (UAW), which has ordered its locals to back Udall in seven of the state's nine congressional Advice Perplexed About Marriage movement, he marched into a draft board office in North Carolina to say that he could not in good conscience register. Told that the signing was merely academic, that only an act of Congress could force him into the volunteer army, he still refused. He said that even his signature was a form of cooperating with war, and that was against his beliefs. As it happened, he was not alone in his failure to comply. What with the confusion brought about by rapid transitions in military and Selective Service regulations, untold thousands of 18-year-olds were for reasons of ignorance or preference derelict in registering. The others, however, kept quiet. Baechler not only gave his decision out loud to the draft people, but to a U.S. attorney as well. His was a political act, after all, valueless if done with secrecy. So convinced was he of the correctness of his cause, in fact, the young man did not even try to avoid punishment. He could easily have joined legions of other resisters in underground security, but again, his was a political and moral purpose. When the FBI informed him of the arrest warrant in his name, he told them where he could be found — in a Quaker meeting room, praying with his mother arid father. By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am writing to you in desperation. After six years of marriage my husband just walked off and left me. I feel like my whole world is falling apart. One day three months ago I came home and discovered that he had moved out, lock, stock and barrel. I nearly went out of my mind. Two weeks later he called to say that he was living out of town and was involved with another woman, but that he didn't want a divorce. He comes in town once a week to see me. We go out together and he supports me. (He's a musician.) He says he still loves me but he doesn't want to live with me or stop seeing me. Abby, I don't want a once-a-week husband, but I don't want to lose him. My friends tell me that I'm a fool and that as long as I give him his freedom to come and go, he'll never come back to me permanently. Should I give him an ultimatum? I still love him. Please tell me what to do. OUT OF MY MIND DEAR OUT: Do nothing in haste. The worst mistake a woman can make is to give her husband an ultimatum if she isn't ready to accept the consequences. If you still love him, hang in there, and Health Headache Cause By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — I need some advice on the problem of chronic head pain. All on the left side for approximately two years. The pains are in the temple, around the eye, in back of the eye, in back of the ear and in back of the head (on the left side). The pains shift in location and vary in intensity and duration. There is no discernible pattern. • An eye doctor told me they were not caused by my eyes. An internist took X rays and indicated everything was negative. An ear, nose and throat specialist gave me an ambiguous answer and prescribed some pain pills which I am not interested in. My objective is some suitable corrective treatment. • Each doctor has told me "What it is not" but none have told me "what it is," and what I should be doing to correct the condition. I would not have been worse off if I had been living in a jungle a thousand miles away from the nearest doctor. I would appreciate your advice as to where I should go in order to have this problem diagnosed correctly, and where a suitable corrective treatment would be prescribed. DEAR READER — You are. not as bad off as you think. One of the first steps in resolving the problem of a headache is to eliminate a number of medical disorders that may cause headaches. This certainly includes disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Since your eyes, ears, nose and throat have all been examined and they are apparently not the cause of your headache and X rays presumably of your skull are negative, a lot of important medical conditions which could cause headaches have already been eliminated. Since your headaches have no persistent pattern and are in various . locations they are probably muscular headaches, sometimes called tension headaches. The outer surface of the skull is covered with muscles. These can contract and cause pain like any muscle cramp. Why do you have muscle spasm type headaches? The most common cause is the stress and strain of life. It's the way youf psyche tells you that you are overtaxing it and not making an appropriate adjustment to <your own environment. Review your own life's situation to see how much tension you have. Many such headaches are associated with mild forms of anxiety and depression. Pain relieving medicines or aspirins provide temporary relief but do not get at the basic problem which is you and your life situations. See a neurologist. If he also tells you that he doesn't find any cause for your headaches, ask him if some psychiatric counseling would help. If he agrees in reviewing your case.that your stresses and strains and adjustments to them is the problem it could be that one of the medicines used as an anti-depressant (amitryptyline) would be useful. 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 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 120.00 ' Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year ..: J23.00 All Other Mail in the United States, per year —: J27.00 in time you will know what to do. DEAR ABBY: My boss thinks he's perfect. I've worked for him for 11 years and have always automatically corrected his mistakes without calling them to his attention. Lately, whenever I make a mistake and he catches it, he will call my attention to it with scorn-and derision. I dislike this. After all, if I did my work exactly as he instructed me, there would be literally 20 times the mistakes. Would you advise me to point out all of his mistakes so that he would realize how many he makes? SECRETARY DEAR SEC.: No. Continue to correct his mistakes automatically and without comment — that's what you're being paid to do. However, do let him know that you resent the "scorn and derision." DEAR ABBY: My wife and I both smoke. We have smoked for years and realize that we have set a bad example for our daughter, 14, but we can't quit now. We know for a fact that our daughter smokes.-but we refuse to give her permission to smoke in our home. To compound our problem, my mother-in-law (who also smokes) agrees with the child. She claims that we are wrong in making a "sneak" out of the child. She Insists that we allow our daughter to smoke in front of us and has even given her cigarettes. I disagree and am appalled by my mother-in-law's attitude. Is there a solution? WITHHOLD OUR NAMES DEAR WITHHOLD: Your mother-in-law would have made a perfect serpent in the garden of Eden. The obvious solution to your problem is for you and your wife to quit smoking. And for goodness' sake, as long as your daughter is a minor and you have anything to say about it, do not give her permission to smoke in your home — or out of it! Berry's World districts (including Cullen's senatorial district). Cullen says his constituents are beginning to question all "liberal" programs and are taking a harder line on drug abuse, welfare frauds and gun control. "We are like Massachusetts," Cullen told us. "We've moved as far to the right in the last four years as they have." To Cullen, then, the Democratic future belongs far more to Jimmy Carter than Mo Udall. The same sentiment has brought Carter two former state chairmen, William Gerrard, a fund-raising intimate of Gov. Patrick J. Lucey, and Richard Cudahy. Moreover, throughout Carter's campaign swing last week his mere presence on the scene attracted vast curiosity and attention, culminating in a fund-raising luncheon at the Athens Restaurant here jam-packed with Democrats who have just lately heard of Carter. More impressive than the turnout of Carter supporters was the presence in the restaurant of several incognito members of the state legislature, there without notice to watch the Georgia peanut farmer in action. It is this star quality — and the indefinable status of bona-fide celebrity possibly on the way to the White House — that has made Carter capable of ' uprooting Wisconsin liberals for whom winning has suddenly become paramount and for whom ideological commitment to once-sacred-cow issues has become foolish. On the stump, Carter was precisely consistent with past rhetorical efforts in other primary states, showing little if any change by way of wooing liberals in this liberal state as contrasted to the Democrats in North Carolina or Illinois. Just as in the past, he refused here to get pinned down on hard issues. In an exchange with reporters which grew angry after repeated equivocations, the candidate refused to state flatly whether he would or would not use America's fast food surpluses as a bargaining lever against the Soviet Union. He slipped in an undercut against President Ford that was clearly unfair, charging him with letting "electronic" materials "and Pepsi-Cola" keep moving to Russia last year despite a decision "to withold sales of grain." In fact, the withholding of grain was a unique case to prevent another great grain robbery. It had nothing whatsover to do with bargaining levers against Moscow, or favoring the President's corporate buddies. But Wisconsin Democrats once committed to unalloyed liberal crusades could not have cared less. They weren't listening to rhetoric, but hoping to have gambled correctly that Jimmy Carter is going to be nominated for President; hoping, in short, that they have picked a winner who will end an eight-year Republican rule and give them a piece of the action. Theater Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Drama division 4 Theater seat 8 Part played 12 Shouted at villain 13 Space 14 Angered 15 Summer (Fr.) 16 Bodies ol water 17 Window part 18 Misplace 20 Greek war god 22 Brown in sun 23 Await 25 Surmise 27 Actors do this at curtain call 29 Wagers 31 Chinese pagoda 32 Canvas cover (coll.) 34 Kind of cheese 38 Girl's name 40 Had reclined 42 Island (Fr.) 43 Chesl sound 45 Ventilated 47 Act division 50 Poker wager 51 Indian cymbal 52 Prominent actor 55 Behold (Latin) 58 Russian lake 60 Nights before 62 Shooting marble 63 Boy's nickname 64 Caused to go 65 Carbohydrate sulfix 66 Whirlpool 67 Former Russian ruler 68 Rights (ab ) DOWN 1 Adam's son 2 Roman consul 3 Tragedian 4 Vegas. Nevada 5 Mountain nymph 6 Clothing 7 Leisure 8 Tear 9 Speechify 10 Feminine name (pi.) 11 Elysian places 19 Lamprey 21 Army officer (ab.) 24 Pure gain 26 Manipulate 27 Depol (ab ) 28 Male 29 Hillside (Scot) 30 Upon (prefix) 33 Entire 35 Person in charge of piny 36 Mall brew 37 Medium (ab I 39 Sea bird 41 Feminine nickname 44 Roman bronze 46 Resident of (suffix) 47 Part of theater 48 Was concerned 49 African antelope 50 Amphitheater 53 Screen . lor movie part 54 Birds 56 Dramatis personae 57 Female sheep (pl ) 59 Romanian coin 61 Steamer (ab.)

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