Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 5, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Monday, April 5, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Monday, April 5,1976 Dollar Diplomacy After a year and a half of seriously deteriorated relations between Turkey and the United States, the new agreement between the two countries which would permit U.S. bases on Turkey .to reopen is a welcome improvement. Not only has the Mediterranean region become a weak link in western defenses as a result of the actions following the Dec. 1974 invasion of Cyprus by Turkish troops, but Turkey is a long-time ally of the U.S. Nonetheless, the basic thrust of the type of agreement Washington negotiated with the Turks needs a thorough review. The Turkish government has agreed to permit reopening of 26 American installations, including several with highly sensitive intelligence-gathering facilities, in exchange for one billion dollars worth of military aid over the next four years. There it is — that same quid pro quo which appears so many times in agreements between the U.S. and other nations. The foreign government permits the establishment of American installations on its soil in exchange for a hefty outlay of dollars. What makes this arrangement one-sided is that the U.S. maintains an expensive overseas base operation not so much for the defense of the U.S. as part of its commitment to help defend tiV free world. Most of the Turk bases are under the auspices of NATO, of which Turkey is a member. But for the most part the U.S. not only builds and maintains the bases at considerable expense — with much of this infusion of dollars flowing into the host economy — but it also has to pay the host country for the privilege of its presence. There is something basically wrong with that logic, and it may help explain why the free world's various defense alliances, including NATO, are not the powe'rful deterrents to aggression they were meant to be. If good relations depend entirely upon a heavy contribution from the American taxpayer, those relations cannot be considered reliable in' time of need. The agreement with Turkey is hardly unique in this respect, but it is the latest in a long line of similar agreements. Somewhere along the line a policy change is indicated within the State Department and Congress over the terms of mutual defense pacts. Considering the delicate nature of Turkey's strategic location, this case may not be the time to force the issue. But it will have to be faced sometime if dollar diplomacy is to be replaced by mutual determination and genuine cooperation. Helping to Celebrate A flood of foreign visitors, both heads of state and individual citizens, will be coming to these shores this summer to help the United States celebrate its 200th birthday. At last count. Washington had received notices from 72 nations that they will be sending best wishes to the American people in one form or another. Some will be formal delegations, accompanied by much pomp and ceremony. Some will be sending gifts, many fashioned along a bicentennial theme. The cultural arts will be enriched considerably by many of the visitors. Britain's Royal Ballet, the Parish Opera, the Israeli Philharmonic, bagpipe bands from Scotland, old-time fiddlers from the Scandivanvian countires. theatrical troups from a number of nations, art exhibits and much other talent will be coming this way to entertain and inform. The first of a virtual armada of sailing ships already has arrived at eastern ports. For a year which began with uncertain plans for the celebration, it is rapidly turning into a mini-world's fair with the bicentennial as the theme and with a traveling entourage rather than stationary location. The swelling goodwill toward the nation on this milestone year is inspiring. Inside Report Around the Rotunda Fuel Tax Take Up by Harrison Weber DES MOINES — Iowa's motor vehicle fuel tax collections appear to be holding up, although it may be several months before the final figures are in for 1975. Wayne Fullmer, director of the state's motor vehicle fuel tax division, reports collections for calendar 1975 (January through December) totaled $132.9 million, an increase of $2.2 million over 1974. Currently, the state gasoline tax is seven cents a gallon, while the tax on diesel fuel is eight cents a gallon. The oil in the ointment, though, is the amount paid in refunds on fuel used for non-highway purposes. To date, refunds for 1975 total $12.2 million, down $1.3 million from 1974. But a new wrinkle has been added. Beginning this year, people can take a credit on their state income tax return for fuel used for non-highway purposes. At this time, Fullmer has no way of knowing how much these credits will run; it probably will be late May or June before he has an approximate figure. -0- lowa Republicans are borrowing a page from the Democrats; they are placing more emphasis on the use of computers to identify likely Republican voters. Over the past five years, or so. the Democrats have been very successful with their voter identification program. Republicans reportedly will concentrate on 50 counties, the 15 largest plus 35 selected counties. • .0- The state bureau of investigation is handling a lot more- death investigations these days. One reason is that the BCI wil! now flood an area with agents when there has been a questionable death. The theory is that the concentration of agents as soon as possible will result in more crimes being solved: It seems to be working. Last year the bureau investigated 79 questionable deaths. The bureau determined that 33 of these deaths were definitely homicides. The remainder were suicides, or deaths by natural causes. In 1974, the bureau investigated 63 questionable deaths. 31 of them turned out to be homicides. In 1970 the bureau only investigated 31 questionable deaths of which 22 were homicides. -0- W. Robert Parks, president of Iowa State University, has appointed an advisory committee to recommend a name for the university's new football stadium at Ames. The committee is comprised of two students, two faculty members, two staff members and two alumni. The ad hoc committee will serve as advisers to the university's advisory committee on the naming of buildings. If the ad hoc committee's recommendation is accepted by the committee and by the ISU foundation, the stadium may be named sometime in May. -0- Seeley Lodwick, a former state senator from Wever, has resigned as the American Farm Bureau Federation's director for government relations. The Farm Bureau has credited Lodwick with strengthening the organization's program of developing contacts with federal agencies in Washington, D.C. -0- The state fair board is planning to renovate an old auction ring at the fairgrounds into a multi-media center. The 1,000-seat air-conditioned center will allow spectators to .compare a pen of five live animals in the showring while viewing carcasses, production data, and presentations on closed circuit television on a six by 32-foot screen. Cost of the renovation is put at $80.000. "Quote/Unquote" "The potential of (this) decision is frightening for a free people. It is not difficult to conceive of a police department, dissatisfied with what it perceives to be the ... lack of efficacy of the judicial system in dealing with criminal defendants, publishing periodic lists of 'active rapists' or other known criminals.' " —Supreme Court Justice William Powell, in an opinion dissenting from the Court's recent decision granting police departments immunity from law suits if they defame private citizens. Threatening Scoop in N.Y. By Roland Evans and Robert Novak NEW YORK — A backstage tactical victory scored by Sen. Henry M. Jackson a week before the New York primary April 6 so essential to his presidential campaign only underlines twin threats confronting him here. Jackson scored his triumph by talking Sen. Hubert Humphrey into cancelling a long-scheduled visit to Buffalo five days before the primary. A full day's application of the Humphrey treatment, Jackson feared, might • produce enough votes for pro-Humphrey "uncommitted" delegates to defeat Jackson's Buffalo delegate slate —and perhaps even elect Carter's. Those are the twin threats Jackson faces in New York: first, affection of Democratic regulars for non-candidate Humphrey stubbornly growing more intense; second, rising Carter sentiment in a state where he has spent little, has a threadbare organization and remains a shadowy figure of mystery. That Humphrey and Carter should be menaces here goes to the heart of . Jackson ; s viability as a candidate. Intensively supported by organized labor and ethnic blocs (particularly Jewish voters I, Jackson long has hoped for a New York landslide. But party regulars who doubt he can be nominated yearn for Humprhey. and liberal reformers whose blind hatred for Jackson seems undiminished are inching up to Carter as by far the lesser evil. , Without reliable polls, nobody can forecast the election individually Tuesday of 206 delegates by congressional district. The guess among well-informed politicians, however, is that Jackson may have to be content with 100delegates la far cry from the 160-delegate landslide- predicted by Jackson backers a month ago). One reason for the downward revision is a skimpy turnout of apathetic voters possibly electing "uncommitted" Humphrey delegates in areas of supposed Jackson strength. That is particularly true of the slate's two best Democartic organizations — Erie County (Buffalo) led by former state chairman Joe Crangle and Suffolk County (on Long Islandi led by Dominick Baranella. Some two weeks ago. Jackson personally asked Crangle for (he Buffalo organization's support. Crangle replied he would put it up to his district leader. Their verdict was negative, on grounds Jackson could not be nominated. Advice Endorse Living Will By Abigail Van Burcn DEAR READERS: As I have stated in a previous column, I have signed The Living Will. It is simply a document that a person signs stating that he does not want to have his life prolonged artificially after his physician decides that there is no reasonable hope for recovery. I have given copies of this document to my physician, lawyer, clergyman and to members of my family. On February 23rd I published the official Jewish view on the right to die with dignity submitted by Rabbi Bernard S. Raskas, On March 15th 1 published a statement from the Rev. Norman Vincent Peale concerning the Protestant view. The following letter was received from the Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen: My dear Abby: What a joy it was to hear from you, having not had the pleasure of seeing Health Birth Defect By Lawrence E. Lamb, M. DEAR DR. LAMB — Our doctor says that my husband has a bifid valve or early calcareous aortic stenosis. He is 63 years old. Sometimes he has a sharp feeling of pain in his heart, then no more trouble. He feels fine except he .tires out rather quickly. He is slim, does not have high cholesterol or any other • problems. The doctor says there is nothing to worry about. Will you please tell me how dangerous this condition is? Can anything be done to help it? DEAR READER — At least I can identify from your Jetter the anatomical area involved. The aortic valve is located at the outlet of the heart to the one great artery (aorta) that provides all of the blood to almost all of the body except the lungs. Ordinarily this valve has three leaflets. They open as the blood is ejected out of the heart and once the squeezing of .the heart is over they snap shut, closing the area and preventing Ibood from rushing back into the heart. A bifid valve means a birth defect in which there are only two leaflets instead of three. That doesn't necessarily mean that they don't function properly. The other diagnosis refers to development of calcium-like deposits over the aortic valve with obstruction (stenosis) of the valve. Mild aortic stenosis or obstruction of the bifid valve that doesn't cause enlargement of the heart or excess work of (he heart is compalibJe with a relatively long life. The amount of difficulty is directly related to the degree of obstruction. The only way that can be told is by special X rays taken of the heart, and in many instances a careful study of the heart through cardiac catheteri'zations. The pressure is measured inside the heart and outside the heart beyond the obstruction. Legislative Repert Priority Issues by Rep. C. W. Hutchins Now that the end of debate is in sight on the Criminal Code revision and the property tax issue, the Legislature should move with expediency on a number of critical issues that need to be resolved in the few remaining weeks of this session. One of these issues that is of importance in my mind is medical malpractice. Having witnessed the situation in California in the past year. I think it incumbent upon this Legislature to pass legislation so that Iowa will not experience a similar situation. Another subject in the area of commerce is a bill that I have sponsored. It is a franchise law that protects implement dealers. This bill is on the calendar and is needed to protect the investment of implement dealers in Iowa. Three priority bills that relate to agriculture that should be adopted are as follows: 1. A law that would increase the exemption for inheritance tax purposes. 2. A bill that would exempt a present approved feedlot operator from new rules promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality. 3. A bill thai would exempt family farm corporations from the requirement of providing workmen's compensation insurance for members of the immediate family or members of that family farm corporation. In the area of local governments, my number one priority would be home rule for county governments, This bill has had many hours of subcommittee and committee work in the committee that I chair, and is now on the calendar awaiting debate. Another important area that relates to local city and county governments coming out of the committee I chair is an act that would limit the amount a person could sue a city or county to $100.000. Recent news stories have indicated thai certain insurance companies are refusing to renew liability insurance coverage for cities and counties. The fact that there is no limit on the amount that a person can sue for has driven the cost of premiums upward as much as 300 per cent, this cost falling on property tax. The above mentioned issues are by no means all of the issues that I feel the Legislature should address themselves to this year, but the intention is to relate to you some of the important issues that are in the best interest of the citizens of this state. DAILY TIMES HERALD 508 North Court Street Carroll, Iowa Daily Except Saturdays, Sundays ana Holidays other than Washington's Birthday ana Veteran's Day, by the Herald Publishing Company. JAMESW. WILSON, Publisher W. L. REtTZ. News Editor JAMES B.WILSON, Vice President, General Manager Entered as second-class matter at the post-office at Car roll, Iowa, under the act of March 2,1897. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use tor republication ot all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP dispatches. Official Paper of County and City Subscripiion Rates By carrier delivery per week s .4,0 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adioining Counties where carrier service is not available, per year S20.00 Outside ot Carroll ana Aajoining Counties in Zones I and 2 per year J23.00 All Other Mail in the Unitea States, per year 127.00 you for such a long while! In answer to your question, "What is the official Catholic view on the right to die with dignity?" it is not necessary to use extraordinary, artificial means to keep a person alive. Wishing you every blessing, and with the warmest of personal greetings, I am, Sincerely yours in our Lord, FULTON J. SHEEN DEAR ABBY: I am 22 and considered very pretty. 1 am going steady with a great guy who is 32. We really love each other, and he wants to marry me. The problem is, he is very bald and my mother told me that bald men are always unfaithful to their wives. HEIDI DEAR HEIDI: If you love him — marry him. Most bald men started fooling around when they HAD hair. DEAR ABBY: Last weekend 1 was a bridesmaid at the wedding of a close friend. When it came time for the bride to throw her bouquet, the photographer lined up all the bridesmaids for a picture of the memorable moment. Well, the bride threw her bouquet directly to her younger sister (the maid of honor), and dumb me reached in front of her and intercepted it! Everyone was horrified — especially the bride and her sister. J suppose I should have known better, but I honestly did it without thinking. Abby, if the bride wants a certain person to have the bouquet, why bother tossing it? Why not just hand it to her? I've been severely criticized for what I did. but I honestly did it without thinking. Was I wrong? SORRY IN ALABAMA DEAR SORRY: Forget it. You acted on impulse. When Jackson campaigned in Buffalo March 27. his supporters warned that Humphrey's scheduled visit there April 1 would draw votes from Jackson — perhaps enough to elect Carter's doluKalcs. That possibility, relayed by ;i phone cull from Jackson, might have been wh;it convinced Humphrey to scrub his Buffalo visit (pleading Senate dut i i's i. Adding to Carter's froni-running momentum certainly would not aid Humphrey's scarcely concealed drive for a brokered nomination. In truth. .Jackson feared Humphrey's swing through Buffalo might generate support throughout the state — a fear given credence by our sampling sentiment at a recent Democratic fund-raising "carnival" in Madison Square Garden The overwhelming first choice: Humphrey. "I could have signed up the whole place," chortled Marvin Rosenberg, longtime Humphrey operative here who ran out of "HHH" lapel pins to give away. Both recipients of Rosenberg's pins ;md Buffalo district leaders unwilling to wear the Jackson label are haunted by fear of the Democratic left wing in New York, which has never flinched from party-wrecking. New York reformers draw the line at Jackson; they simply cannot forgive his 35-year record for a strong national defense. Typifying the better-Jimmy-than-Scoop attitude is one prominent reformer, who told us: "Carter is at least an unknown quantity. I know Jackson all too well." But Carter is becoming something more than the lesser evil. While denouncing pro-Carter liberals as Kennedyite opportunists (TedSorensen and William Vanden Heuvel, for example), reformers backing Rep. Morris Udall as the one true liberal candidate are eyeing the Carter bandwagon. One Brooklyn reformer, who originally supported the departed Sen. Birch Bayh, pointed to the Udall button on her dress and commented: "I guess I'll be wearing my third button (Carter) soon." Such inconstancy plus cancellation of radio time reserved by the impoverished Udall campaign suggests the possibility that Carter might finish second in total delegates. That seems difficult considering Carter slates in only 25 of 39 districts (compared to Udell's 37 and Jackson's 351, but Carter's late television advertising and personal campaigning surge worries Udall strategists. When the candidates appeared on a televised forum here this week, Jackson and Udall pounced on Carter for insufficient generosity to bankrupt New York City. Smiling, soft-voiced Jimmy Carter replied vaguely, without heat. His New York managers, accustomed to this contentious city, we re distraught. But Carter's vagueness, newness and lack of generosity may yield votes beyond New York City — including upstate Democratic voters. That is another reason why Scoop Jackson's triumph here Tuesday may be smaller than he planned for — and desperately needs. Leadership Answer lo Previous Puzzle ACROSS I Person in authority (coll.) 5 Chief 9 Turkish oMicial 10 Member of the inner circle 14 Mete out 15 Highest in rank 16 City in Illinois 18 Staggered 19 Sea bird 20 Enclosed (ab.) 21 Newt 24 World War II area (ab.) 26 Begin 30 Joumeyings across 33 Medley 34 Air Icomb. form) 35 Person who presides 37 Brealhing pore 39 Unit of resislence 40 Clever 41 Possessive pronoun 43 Mischievous child 45 Having no sound 48 Beautiful women (Fr.) 52 Jury VIP 54 'Mother slam by Apollo (myth ) 55 Pinkish 56 Attack 57 Dirk 58 Celtic country DOWN 1 Large bundle 2 European capital 3 Bank 4 Literary" compositions 5 Majesty 6 Harden 7 Trees 8 Company VIP 9 Solt lood 11 Eastern itate (ab I 12 Uncle (Scot 1 13 Vivid hue 17 Capor 2! Greek letters 22'Ornamental pattern 23 Tropical plan! 25 Masculine appellation 27 Charitable gilts 28 Iranian silver com 29 Masculine nickname 31 Certain candidates 32 Hindu title for Europeans 36 Huge 38 Cossack chief 42 List of candidates 44 Small pincers 45 Continent (ab.) 46 Also 47 Noun suffixes 49 Frencn novelist 50 Black (poet.) 51 Japanese coin 53 Born

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