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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Monday, April 12,1976 China's Personality Cults Because totalitarian societies provide no safety valves for dissent, they frequently nurture the seeds of their own upheavals. China has demonstrated that fact once again. Overnight, from a seemingly placid society recovering without major incident from the death of Chou En-Iai, China erupted into an internal confrontation similar in intensity, if not yet destructiveness. to the "cultural revolution" of the 1960s. In the often oblique references to the real targets of dissent in the propaganda displays which pass for debate in China, it is obvious the old Chou-Mao feud was not laid to rest with one of the two protagonists. Ideological differences in China ' tend to be diffused, with one side stressing central party discipline and the other the mass participation of the citizens in a "continuing revolution." In terms of individual freedom as the West knows it, neither position was more enlightened than the other. That is why the Chinese unrest is more a battle of personalities than ideology. In that context, the individual to watch at the moment is probably not the 82-year-old Mao, but his wife, Chiang Ching, long a leader of the "radicals." Hint to Leave Thailand's continued insistence " upon unacceptable conditions for the retention of American bases is sufficient hint that the American presence is overstayed. Whatever strategic value those installations have is outweighed by the new Thai attitude. Placing all U.S. bases and personnel under Thai command — one of the demands — is so obviously unacceptable that one must presume Thailand's Premier Kukrit Pramoj knew it would prompt an American withdrawal. It is safe to assume that some of the demands and the rhetoric which accompanied them are a result of the political season in Thailand. Recognizing that assumption merely confirms the fact that the welcome mat for Americans has been withdrawn from almost all of Southeast Asia. At least it is better to recognize the reality of the situation than to try to mend fences by increasing aid with little or no strings attached. One American official in Thailand said all there was to say with the comment, "we will not stay anywhere we are not wanted." How Date Was Set For reasons which are somewhat convoluted, voters finally will settle the presidential issue by going to the polls the "first Tuesday after the first Monday" in November. Congress back in 1792 set the first Wednesday in December as the day on which the electors of the various states would cast their votes for president. It allowed the electors to be chosen by the respective states at any time in the 34 days before that scheduled December meeting. That resulted in a wide variation of election dates. Some states made their presidential choices late in October while some could wait until early in December. In.close elections the political parties could sometimes send their followers into the last few states to vote a second time. Also, in a landslide election a candidate might win before some states had even voted, making their balloting superfluous. This actually happened in 1840 when William Henry Harrison was elected before seven of the 26 states then in the union had held their elections. So Congress in January, 1845. decided a uniform date would have to be set. Members agreed it would be in early November when all the crops were in but before the heavy snows of winter. So the date finally was set for "the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.'.'. .That's why election day this year falls on Nov. 2. Inside Report farmer's View Back to Farm By Dean E. Freed Now that spring is.upon us and high school graduation is soon here, each rural, midwestern community -turns a new group of young adults out into the world. The big question is how many of the graduates will stay in the community, or for that matter how many can feasibly stay? If your agricultural community is like mine, more and more of these young people within the last five years have ended up in their home community. Each of them takes his or her place in the direct or indirect position of food production. The college vs. the draft phase of the 1960s has passed, meaning high school seniors can more seriously consider their "real" ambitions. With the rapid rise of technical community colleges, high school students ha_ve had an .attractive alternative to four-year, liberal arts colleges. These factors in my estimation are and will continue to play a vital role in revitalizing the future of midwestern agriculture and its counterpart communities. ' Now that many more young men of a community are remaining after graduation or returning after college, the older, established generation must be willing to offer more opportunities to this willing, but inexperienced group. Farming and many of its related businesses are becoming much more professionalized, but at the same time much harder to enter because of the large initial financial outlay presently required. Of course, farming requires financial outlay for a newly trained business hopeful. Consequently, many young men whose fathers are presently farming are going into partnership in order to give the father needed labor and the son a financial start. For example, within a two-mile radius of my farm home there are eight young men, 26 years of age and younger farming with their fathers. Most of them left the community for professional education and/or the service before deciding farming is what they Wanted. Just a short six to eight years ago, one could find only a handful of young men within a number of farm communities willing and wanting to farm. The same trend held true for nonfarm occupations within the ag community. Two years ago I wrote a column concerning the lack of community interest for the returning youth. Since then I have seen considerable change among community leaders and their desire to help the willing youth enter the local farm and business world. Not only are bankers financially seeing the need to get the youth and their educational knowledge into the productive agricultural force, but in addition, local organizations, chambers of commerce and state legislatures are actively pursuing the same goals. Today's rural youth seem to have discovered that not all the answers are ' found in the confines of this nation's concrete jungles. Their freedom-filled independent background looks much more opportunistic to them for the 1970s and 80s. In response, older adults have realized the generation gap of the teens need not carry over into young adulthood. Consequently, high school graduates, if given continued opportunity and training, can add substantially to the productive livelihood of a midwestern rural community in the years to come. "Quote/Unquote" "It would be better to keep our mouth more tightly shut and our powder a little more dry." —Sen. Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.) on U.S. policy toward Cuban intervention in Africa. "I didn't take into account that with the new machines we have a new way of breaking up packages." —E.V. Dorsen, Senior Assistant Postmaster General, commenting on the high damage rate at the Postal Service's new mechanized bulk mail facilities.' "What's it say about our media when the news magazines are more interested in revealing who JFK slept with instead of who killed him?" —Author Mark Lane, one of the first advocates of the theory a CIA conspiracy was responsible for the President's assassination. Ford's Connally Dilemma By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON - John B. Connally, treated like a king instead of a pariah at the White House last week, left Washington with not the slightest intention of making the endorsement President Ford desperately seeks in Texas — a fact that points up the political forces and intrigues now swirling within the Ford camp. Without Connelly's endorsement, Mr. Ford may be unable to overtake Ronald Reagan in the May 1 Texas primary. But with the Ford campaign having ignored Connally as tainted merchandise these many months, it is probable that only Mr. Ford's offer of the vice-presidential nomination could win Connally's endorsement. Yet Ford advisers overwhelmingly oppose Advice Connally as Vice President for reasons both personal and political and argue that a Ford-Connally ticket would be a loser. The President's Connally dilemma is part of his larger Southern dilemma. Defeat in Texas could be followed by a chain reaction of primary election defeats in the South which could shatter • the image of presidential prestige central to Mr. Ford's long-range strategy. But like a Ford-Connally ticket, other dramatic moves to placate the conservative Republican South — dumping Henry Kissinger, for instance — are feared to cost too much elsewhere. Actually, the White House might well have recruited Connally long ago had it heeded private advice last August from state Rep. Ray Hutchison, Texas Republican state chairman. Probably the closest Republican associate of neophyte Republican Connally, Hutchison urged that the Ford campaign begin wooing Connally. But in those balmy days, the President's advisers were dead certain Reagan would never run. Why, then, should Mr. Ford consort with anybody ever indicted for bribery, even if totally vindicated by a jury acquittal? Not until Reagan's North Carolina triumph set the stage for the Texas shoot-out did presidential interest in Connally perk up. It was then that Connally, here to be sworn in as a member of the Intelligence Advisory Board, was invited to a cozy family dinner at the White House. Although Can't Bear Ex's Name By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: Irving and I have been married for a little over a year. It's the second marriage for both of us. First, I want it clearly understood that I had nothing to do with breaking up Irving's 21-year-old marriage. When I went to work for his company, his marriage was already turning sour even though'he was still living at home for appearance's sake.- The problem: Irving's business is named after his ex-wife. She never was in the business and contributed nothing to its success. It has grown into a multimillion-dollar corporation, and Irving owns it all. (He manufactures a commercial product that bears his ex-wife's name, and I detest the sound of it!) I have asked Irving to change the name of the company because it upsets me to hear it. He says I am asking him to do a most unreasonable thing because it would cost a fortune to change the name now, and he simply cannot do it. Abby, I know he can do it if he really wants to. Am I wrong to insist on this one favor? NUMBERTWO DEAR NUMBER TWO: Being a business woman you should know how costly and'impractical changing the name of a successfully established product would be. I suggest you go to work on changing your attitude. DEAR ASSY: I am a 14-year-old girl with a very upsetting problem, but I can't tell anyone because they wouldn't believe me. My dad comes into my bedroom Legislative Report Bicentennial Spirit by Sen. William Winkelman Person to Person. Saturday afternoon, April 17, I am looking forward to visiting with you in Rinard from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in Yetter from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and in Lidderdale from 4:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. I appreciate these opportunities to keep informed of your views and needs. Bicentennial Festival. The State House was inspired by the Iowa Bicentennial Festival, April 6, Governor Robert D. Ray and John W. Warner, Administrator of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, addressed'a Joint Session of the 66th General Assembly. Warner emphasized that Iowa has organized more events honoring the bicentennial than any other state in the nation. He added, that as successful as the bicentennial effort is in Iowa, so goes the success of the bicentennial effort in the United States. Following the Joint Session, complete with patriotic music, flags, and procedure traditional in the spirit of 76, the Bicentennial Wagon Train, en route to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, paused in front of the Iowa Capitol Building. The Iowa flag, presented by Governor Ray, and the Bicentennial flag, presented by John Warner, were given to Iowa's Wagon Master, Clark Cogley (Lohrville). As the impressive wagon train left the Capitol, a beautiful hot air balloon, adorned, with the colors and the emblem of the Iowa flag, was launched. This well planned and managed ceremony was enhanced by the attendance of a large number of local bicentennial committee members from throughout Iowa, with extra good representation and participation from our district. Prescription Drugs. The Senate passed a bill "to save consumers six to nine per cent" on prescription drugs. Wednesday, 46-0. H.F. 200 permits pharmacists to substitute low-cost "generic" drugs for brand-name products, if the prescribing doctor or the customer does not insist on the higher-priced product. Adoption Bill. We passed an adoption bill which improves the existing adoption laws by treating termination of parental rights and adoption as separate processes and provides for a more thorough investigation of adoptive homes. The bill permits immediate placement of a child with adoptive parents, even though the natural parents' rights may not have been terminated. Street Cars. I introduced a bill, S.F. 1292, this week to authorize cities of 4,000 or less to permit the use of "golf carts" on municipal streets by persons 65 years of age and older. Reader's Letter To the Editor: On behalf of the New Hope Village Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals and organizations in the Breda-Carroll area who have helped make the Village a reality for handicapped adults who will be future residents of the Village. Your support of this much needed project is sincerely appreciated. Merlin fiefenthaler is temporarily assisting us at New Hope Village as a coordinator of central and southwest Iowa Jaycee programs. The Cowrie Jaycees are pushing a bathtub 90 miles through fifty communities to their State Jaycee Convention in Des Moines to be held May 15, 1976. Their goal is to sponsor a Jaycee Cottage at New Hope Village. Mr. Tiefenthaler started employment on the Federal Manpower Program February 9, 1976, and his employment will terminate June 25, 1976. This is a temporary position so we could undertake this extensive project. This position is funded 100 per cent by a Federal Grant, and not by any gifts and donations given to New Hope Village. — Sincerely, Lamar G. Esbeck, Executive Director. 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 2,1897. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use (or republlcation 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 j .60 BY MAIL Carroll County and AM Adjoining Counties where carrier service is not available, per year ;. .520 00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year j 23 . 00 All Other Mail in the United States, per year $27.00 during the night and plays with my body. I get so scared I don't know what to do. I was going to tell my mom, but she would be so hurt, and I don't know if she would even believe me. My dad acts like nothing has happened the next day, and I can't even stand the sight of him anymore. Don't tell me to talk to a counselor or a preacher. I wouldn't be able to look anybody in the face and talk about it. Please tell me what to do. He doesn't use any precautions, and I am afraid I might get pregnant. I can't give you my name because I don't want to cause any trouble and don't want to be disgraced. CAN'TTALKINOHIO DEAR CAN'T: You must tell your mother at once! If she doesn't believe you. call the Child Protective Services unit of your County Welfare or Probation Department and tell them that Abby told you to call. Then tell them the whole story. Your father is a very sick man and needs treatment. Please act at once and let me know immediately what happens. I care. DEAR ABBY: I am a high school principal who has had it up to here with thoughtless parents who just pop in at their convenience for a special conference. Will you please ask parents who want to discuss a problem concerning their child to phone for an appointment or write a note? Other professionals do not accept walk-in conferences except in cases of emergency. Last week I had 16 walk-in meetings with parents! My time is scheduled, and I just can't see all these people who want to see me when it suits them. HADITIN FULLERTON DEAR HAD IT: You aren't the only one with this problem. Many teachers have complained, too. I hope this helps. Connally was warned to keep mum about the invitation, a knowledgeable friend predicted the President's men would quickly spread the word. The prediction was accurate, of course, but that did not make the belated courtship more satisfying to Connally. "Do they think he's a child?" asked on Connally insider. What bothers Connally is all this sudden warmth after his months out in the cold. "It rankles," one intimate of Connally told us. "Believe me, it rankles." Indeed. Mr. Ford was cautioned by campaign manager Rogers Morton not to angle for a Connally endorsement over dinner. Connally was not about to make his move, the President was told. In private conversations with old friends during his Washington visit, Connally made two points clear: Reagan has a "substantial" lead over Ford in Texas, and Connally intends to stay neutral. But these same friends are absolutely certain that Connally's realistic political goal for 1976 is the vice-presidential nomination. Accordingly, had the President over dinner in the White House privately offered the vice presidency, would Connally have entered the Ford camp? Nobody will ever know, for the preponderance of Mr. Ford's advice was (and remains) against Connally as his running-mate. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and longtime Ford crony Melvin R. Laird are vigorously anti-Connal!y. So is Connally's fellow Texan, Sen. John Tower, who has been the most steadfast of Ford supporters among conservative Republicans. Beyond such personal dislikes and Byzantine rivalries, the President is given concrete arguments against a Ford-Connally ticket. Mr. Ford's polls show high negative attitudes against Connally around the nation outside Texas. The interpretation: though perhaps the nation's finest stump speaker. Connally remains suspect in the eyes of the nation, despite his acquittal. Experienced Republican politicians in Texas agree that, considering the expected tiny turnout of Republican primary election voters there. Connally's endorsement could be decisive. Besides his considerable influence among rank-and-file Republican voters, he might well bring over old-line Tory Democrats to vote for Mr. Ford May 1. But lacking a Connally endorsement. Mr. Ford's managers must find some other way to stop Reagan's undeniable momentum in Texas, achieved on the fore.gn policy-national defense-Kissinger issues. The absence of any easy answer is reflected in deepening apprehension within the Ford camp about Texas and five other Southern primary states (Alabama. Georgia. Tennessee. Kentucky. Arkansas). In short, there is today no Ford prescription for coping with a Southern ailment that conceivably could become a national contagion. Last week's events showed that wining and dining John and Nellie Connally is not even a start. On Sunday Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Catholic service 5 Church bench 8 Wrongdoings 12 1 Arabian seaport 13 Vietnam town 14 Ireland 15 Double negative 16 Sigmoid curve 17 Spanish staple food 18 Spanish lady (ab.) 19 Father (Latin) 21 Territory (ab.) 22 Come inside 24 Happening 26 Jewish least 28 Avoid 29 Caucho 30 Distant (prelix) 31 Is able 32 Exist 33 Mountain crest 35 Wading bird 38 Christ on the third day • 39 Backs of necks 41 Girl's nickname 42 Remain erect 46 Favorite 47 Ring church bell slowly 49 Epoch 50 Knob 51 Bewildered 52 Bird's bill 53 Small island 54 Wands 55 German article 56 Remove rind DOWN 1 Parsonage 2 Decorates 3 Legislative body 4 Winter precipitation (simp sp.| 5 Petition MONTI |T|QIRI IN|OIRIT|H iii ~~ 6 Direction 7 Three men 8 Coterie 9 Made angry 10 creed 11 Explosive nasal sound 19 High-ranking ecclesiastics 20 Clerical title o( respect 23 Infers 25 Eamon de 27 French name 28 Greenland settlement 33 Melodious 34 Made noise like thunder 36 Be against 37 Sewing tool 38 Sacrificial platform 40 Relined iron 43 Take care of 44 Space 45 Takes into custody 48 Vegas, Nevada 50 Little bite

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