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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Tuesday, April 6,1976 Burden of Secrecy As Japan inches closer to its own day of judgment over the Lockheed scandal, it is becoming clearer that Washington did Tokyo no favors by agreeing to supply names of alleged bribe recipients only on condition the names not be revealed to the public unless prosecutions were involved. How unsatisfactory that condition is to a free society should not require much reflection. In trying to save Japanese officials from undue embarrassment, American officials inad- vertantly have thrown the cloak of stigma over everybody. Neither the American press nor the American people would stand for such an arrangement in secrecy if the tables were reversed, and neither will the Japanese. The scandal is going to cause some political damage in Japan, as it will in the United States. But coverup never was a good tactic to use in cases of political corruption; it only succeeds in prolonging the agony and enlarging suspicions. Throughout three remarkable decades since the end of World War II, Japan has been an independent member of the western world, but a dependable one nonetheless. Its political stability has been equally remarkable for a nation in which democratic institutions are relatively new. Mishandling the Lockheed affair is causing strains more severe than are necessary for Japanese officials caught between public indignation and American restrictions. Removing those restrictions would do much to reduce the aura of suspicion and coverup which now exists in Japan. Unpopular Springboard Now that four U.S. senators are actively or passively campaigning for the Democratic nomination for president, it is interesting to note how seldom trod that particular road to the White House has been in the past. Harding and Kennedy were the only U.S. senators directly elected to the presidency. ; Richard Nixon, of coursei was a former senator, but he did not go directly from the Senate to the White House. Governors' mansions, particularly in populous states, have generally been considered more likely "launching pads." But for the historians there is the interesting example of James A. Garfield. In November, 1880, Garfield, then a representative in Congress from Ohio, was elected as the nation's 20th president. But in January, 1880, he had been elected by the Ohio state legislature to the U.S. Senate for the term to begin March 4,1881. In those days senators were chosen by legislatures instead of directly by^ the voters. .Garfield, naturally, declined the senate seat. In a reverse twist, John C. Calhoun in 1832 gave up the vice presidency under Andrew Jackson to take the seat in the Senate to which he had been elected earlier by the South Carolina legislature. Noah Webster did a yeomanlike job with his book of words in alphabetical sequence. He was a bit terse and impersonal at times and kept the adjectives and adverbs under tight control. It does seem strange, though, that he chose to ignore spring fever. Any honest person will admit that when certain days in April come along he experiences that strange malady. Perhaps the difficulty is that the symptoms vary widely among dif ferent individuals. 1 -'••!: Another puzzling phenomenon is that spring fever attacks men and boys much more violently than the females of the species. When a woman feels an attack of the Seasonal Malady powerful force coming on, she likely soothes her ruffled dendrites and synapses by washing windows, curtains and woodwork. Or she cleans out the kitchen cupboards. When a man senses spring fever gnawing at his bones he is much more likely to sit in some secluded spot for a spell and let the malady take its natural course. Boys go dreamily about their mysterious business. .. ' " « ' '-' Perhaps : a good solid week of j surrender to the beneficience of spring on the part of the whole population would straighten tangled currents and get everyone off to a good summer. Inside Report Legislative Report Deserve Better Plan by Sen. William Winkelman The Iowa Senate accepted a modified version of the property tax conference report 26-22 after an evening of heated debate and sent it on to the House last night. It will lessen the increase next fall but the citizens of Iowa need and deserve a better plan than this one, the result of a lot of political maneuvering. The magnitude and severity of the property tax crisis needs the finest of the General Assembly, void of political game playing and April 1 foolery. Some of us prepared and.presented a plan that would have gone to the heart of the basic problem and returned the money from Whence it came and refrained from initiating social reform and income distribution into the. property tax system. Our plan assessed agricultural land on a basis of 100 per cent productivity — writing it into, the Code permanently. This proposal was commonly recognized as being less complicated and one of the two major alternatives; however, the motion to bring it'before the Senate was defeated 25 to 23. It is sad that the Democrats voted a straight party-line vote against formal debate of this equitable, fair, and reasonable property tax relief plan. • I hope the House will respond to the taxpayers and vote to improve the conference report considerably, thereby giving more permanent help. It was our pleasure to have visitors from four schools this week. They were classes and their instructors from Lake City. Holstein, Schleswig, and Gilmore City-Bradgate. We welcome, all visitors, and will be pleased to arrange group tours if we know in advance. Tuesday is an especially good day. I invite you to come early and be my guest at our prayer breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the legislative dining room. Advance notice is not necessary. Realizing it is not possible for a lot of people to come to the State House, we will be happy to send any specific bill you may need. Perhaps you would like a copy of the new "Golden Dome" booklet? Thanks to Dr. Jo.hn Rhodes, Pocahontas, for serving the State House 'as volunteer Doctor of the Day last week. "Quote/Unquote" "While it may strike some as a bit unorthodox that a person in my position and age should be running (for president), I think it is the virtue, of, my candidacy. The very factors that some people would count as making the likelihood of my success remote are the very reasons I'm running." , —Gov. Jerry Brown of California, on his bid for the, Democratic presidential nomination. "Let ,the forces of competition provide this country with 'the kind of efficient mail service it needs and deserves." —Sen. James Buckley (C.R.-N.Y.), introducing a bill which would halt the monopoly of the U.S. Postal Service and permitting private carriers to compete. "We're going to insist that the state • of Israel be entitled to have defensible borders until we can reach the kind of settlement that will make it possible for the people of Israel to live in security and peace." —Sen. Henry Jackson, criticizing U.N, Ambassador William Scranton's statement that Israel's settlements in occupied territories constitute an obstacle to peace. "A lack of understanding by the American people of the extent of terrorism made "it impossible for Patty to get a fair trial." —Catherine Hearst, Patty's mother, on her daughter's conviction. Israel: Time for a Change? By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON - Dangerous radicalization of Lebanon by pro-Soviet Moslems threatens Israel with a hostile northern neighbor just as U.S.-Israeli relations approach a new crisis, posing this question by thoughtful friends of Israel: is it not time for a change in Israeli policy? With once-friendly Lebanon going left at breakneck speed despite strenuous efforts of Syrian diplomacy, the domino effect of radicalization is now being felt in the Arab West Bank of Palestine. For seven years. Israel managed to control nationalism in the densely populated •West Bank seized in the 1967 war. That control has now become a mockery with the rising death toll of Arabs both in Israel and on the West Bank. "For Israel, the situation today is perilous and in danger of unraveling." a top leader in the American-Jewish community said privately. Yet, despite pressures from the Ford administration which are now being applied less subtly than before, neither this prominent American Jewish leader nor any other can predict modifications in the hawkish policy of Israel's prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. This was the background for somewhat surprising statements in Israel by an American rabbi, Alexander Schindler, the new president of a potent pro-Israel lobbying organization (known as the Jewish Presidents' Organization) who bluntly warned the Israeli government not to "overestimate the power of U.S. Jewry to influence American stands" on thp Middle East. Rabbi Schindler, a reform Jew regarded by many of his colleagues as dovish on Israeli-Arab relations, delivered his message in private talks with Israeli officials, but what he said publicly, as reported in the Israeli press, left no doubt about his private warnings. "Israel should harbor no illusions," he said last week over the state-owned television network, about the sharp speech given to the United Nations Security Council March 23 by U.S. Ambassador William W. Scranton. Scranton's warning: "substantial resettlement" of Israelis in new Jewish settlements in Arab territories now occupied by Israel "is illegal," a Advice Dealing With Death By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am a Sunday School teacher. One of my pupils' mothers told me that a few years ago you had something in your column in reply to a child who had lost his baby brother. She said your answer explained death beautifully on a child's level. If you recall such a letter, I would appreciate your printing it again. . LOVES CHILDREN Health High Bilirubin By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — In a recent -column you stated that bile salts are made from cholesterol and increased elimination of bile salts leads to a decrease in cholesterol. My 21-year-old son has bilirubin "on the high side of normal." The doctor'stated that the high bile level is apparently normal in • my son. He is slim and athletic and regularly eats large amounts of meat, eggs, and other fatty foods. Is a high blood bile level ever normal? Could high cholesterol levels lead to the overproduction of bile? Is there a relation between the blood bile and his diet? -••!-•••'.•>•.••' . . DEAR READER — Bilirubin is.not bile salt, it is a bile pigment. The bile salts are substances in the bile produced by the liver that help to emulsify fats so that they can be absorbed. Bilirubin is a pigment that comes from hemoglobin in the red blood cells. The adult human body manufactures about 3 million new red blood cells every second. These replace those that are destroyed. As red blood cells break, their iron-containing hemoglobin, which carries oxygen and carbon dioxide, is released into the blood stream. The liver processes this. Through various bodily processes much of the pigment is recycled and used again, but a certain amount of it is eliminated in the bile. This is the major factor in causing bile to have its color and imparts the color to the undigested food residue in the digestive tract. The bilirubin pigment can increase in the blood because of increased destruction of red blood cells or because of a slow response of the liver to eliminate excess pigment through bile. If the bile ducts are obstructed so they can't drain then bilirubin in the blood will increase. I have just described the three major results of jaundice, which is caused by increased bilirubin, increased destruction of the liver cells or through disease of the gall bladder and bile ducts obstructing the drainage of bile and bilirubin pigment. Some people may have a mild elevation of bilirubin without having any significant liver disease or other medical problems. I presume the elevation in. your son's case was sufficiently mild and in the absence of any other evidence of disease the doctor has wisely decided that it is of no significance. For more information on bile and the biliary system send 50 cents for The Health Letter, number 4-9, Gallstones and Gall Bladder Disease. Send a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope for mailing. Address your letter to me in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10019. The mild elevation of bilirubin would not have anything to do with your son's cholesterol level or his diet. Although it's unrelated, your son should change his eating habits and use lean meat, fish, poultry and avoid fatty foods. If he wants to keep his cholesterol intake down he should use a very limited amount of egg yolks. Most heart specialists believe that diet is a significant factor in producing fatty cholesterol deposits in the arteris that leads to heart disease. Congressional Report Big Bureaucracy by Congressman TomJiarkih Two hundred years ago, King George of England provoked the American colonies to revolution by loading the people down with petty bureaucrats and their regulations. The Declaration of Independence complains bitterly that the English monarch "sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People and eat out their Substance." Today, the situation is not much different. Our latterday bureaucracy is now so huge it amounts literally to a fourth branch of government. And that bureaucracy has enormous powers. The American people now have a direct voice in only one out of twenty of the new federal requirements laid on their heads each year. In 1974. for example,. Congress passed only 404 public laws acting as the elected representatives of the people. In the same period, 67 federal agencies, departments and bureaus promulgated 7,406 new and amended regulations. And those regulations have all .the force of law of an Act of Congress, yet they are written and passed by unelected bureaucrats who are all-too-frequently out of touch with the lives of ordinary citizens. That is vexation without representation! I have therefore co-sponsored legislation which would give Congress the power to veto new regulations proposed by the federal bureaucracy. This bill, the "Administrative Kuleiuaki/ig Act," allows either the House or Senate to overrule proposed new regulations which might carry a criminal penalty if violated. Congress should and must recognize its responsibility to the American people, by retaining firm controls over the "laws" passed by our unelected bureaucrats. DAILY TIMES HERALD 508 North Court Street Carroll, Iowa Daily Except Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday ana 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 2,1B97. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use lor 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 $ .40 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties where carrier service is not available, per year $20 00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year $ 2 3i00 All Other Mail in the United States, per year $27.00 DEAR LOVES CHILDREN: I do recall such a letter because of the many requests I had from clergymen requesting permission to reprint it in their church bulletins. And here it is: DEAR ABBY: My, Sunday School teacher says that God is everywhere. Please put this letter in the paper and maybe he will see it: Dear God: Why did you let my brother die? When he was hit by the car my mother prayed to you to let him live but you wouldn't. My little brother was only 2 years old, and he couldn't have sinned so bad that you had to punish him that way. Everyone says you are good and can do anything you want to do. You could have saved my little brother, but you let him die. You broke my mother's heart. How can I love you? PETER DEAR PETER: Your question is one that has troubled religious men for thousands of years. One great thinker wrote a book about it. It is called "Job" and is part of the Bible. It says that the suffering of innocent people is something we cannot understand. But this much is sure: Death is not a punishment. It is one of life's mysteries. Speak to your minister, Peter. Communicate with God by praying, and He will help you in your search for wisdom and goodness, and make your Mommy happy again. DEAR ABBY: My husband plays cards with the boys one night a week. Whenever I ask him how he came out, he says, "Oh, I broke even." Abby, it's not possible to break even every time. Do you think he keeps his losses a secret because he's ashamed or because he thinks I'll try to keep him from playing if he loses too much? On the other hand, could he keep his winnings a secret because he's afraid I'll ask him for part of his winnings? FAYE DEAR FA YE: Both long-held U.S. position but one the U.S. has not uttered at the United Nations publicly for several years. Further, said the rabbi, present U.S. policy in the Mideast "would probably continue if President Ford is not reelected" for the reason that it is in the national interest of the U.S., even though it often may conflict with Israel's interest. What this amounts to is a surprising effort by an American Jewish leader to persuade the Israeli government that friction with the U.S., far from easing, can be expected to continue or even worsen in the years ahead. That friction today includes several seemingly minor disputes, most importantly the effort of the pro-Israel congressional bloc to bar the sale of six C-130 military transports to Egypt. At another juncture of history this effort might well have succeeded, but it will not succeed now, even though 1976 is an election year. Indeed, the administration is supremely confident, so much so that President Ford as of today has no intention of pledging that the six C-130s constitute all possible military sales to be made to Egypt this calendar year. Such a pledge is the condition o"f the pro-Israeli bloc to call off their legislative battle against the sale. But other disputes between the U.S. and Israel are far from minor, particularly the issue of new Jewish settlements raised so frontally by Scranton March 23. What Rabbi Schindler seemed to be advising his friends in the Israeli government is that, after nearly eight years of occupation, it is time for a change. Similar advice for the Israeli government is also coming from other surprising quarters — for example, the highly-respected Jerusalem Post. In its lead editorial March 26, the Post described Scranton's blast at Israel's approval of new Jewish settlements as signaling "a new departure in American tactics," adding: "The prolonged period of grace during which (Israel) could conveniently put off potentially divisive decisions and pride itself on having 'decided not to decide' is fast coming to an end." That is exactly what the Ford administration is privately counseling Rabin's government. With Lebanon now transformed from a commercial island of stability during two decades of Arab-Israeli wars into a hotbed of radical politics seething with Palestine refugees, the immediate future is grimly predictable: drawing the occupied West Bank into the same orbit. How Israel should maneuver its way onto new paths in the face of continuing Arab refusal to sit across the table — insisted on by Israel ever since statehood — is a question not easily answered. But with Lebanon posing new threats and West Bank Palestinians demanding an end to occupation, preservation of the American connection is considered paramount by many American friends of Israel — even if that requires changes in Israeli policy. Olio Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Blackboard accessory 6 Done with some motions 11 Sow anew 13 Quail 14 Getter-upper 15 Perfumes 16 Roulette wager 17 Splendor 19 Fragrant beverage 20 Attacks 23 Pegs 26 Dregs 30 Girl's namj 32 Liturgical headdress 33 Motorist's haven 34 Bored 35 Introduces 39 Otherwise 40 Perfume maker 42 Hypothetical structural units 45 One who (suffix) 46 Depot (ab.) 49 Flair 52 Frolicked 54 Roman magistrates 55 Landed property 56 Reimburse 57 German city DOWN 1 Crustacean 2 Olympian goddess 3 Bargain sale sign (2 wds.) 4 Masculine nickname 5 Retains 6 Asian holiday 7 Deed 6 Watercraft 9 Italian coins 10 Lohengrin's bride 12 Scoria 13 Swift 18 Lass' name 20 Levy 21 Tree part 22 Happy looker 23 Fiber 24 Genus of swans 47 25 Snack 48 27 And others 50 (Latin) 51 28 Promontory 29 Large plant 53 Fish sauce Birds' homes Explosive Cubic meter Eaten away Roman road County in Florida Boner Health resorts Head (Fr.) 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