Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 13, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Tuesday, April 13,1976 Britain's Hot Seat Few British Prime Ministers have moved into No. 10 Downing Street with the tasks'before them as formidable as those facing James Callaghan. But if the man's past is any guide, he is capable of tackling adversity with a vengeance. Reared in near poverty but steeped in determination to make his mark nonetheless, Callaghan uniquely lacks a college or university background. His three decades of service in parliament have brought him progressively to another unique experience: Cabinet service as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. It is this lengthy and dedicated service — plus his ability to get along with most factions of his faction-ridden party — which brought his selection as leader by the Labor Party. Callaghan's margin of victory was comfortable, but.offset by a sizable leftwing vote. That opposition may prove as formidable to a successful Callaghan administration as the economic problems besetting the country. Inflation is still the highest in Europe, unemployment remains intolerably high and the relation of the pound to the dollar has sunk to an all-time low. Correcting these serious problems will require strict discipline in fiscal matters, pruning welfarism and generally freeing the economy from . government regulation. These are the very areas in which the leftists in the Labor Party have proven most troublesome. Prime Minister Callaghan's talents face their sternest test. Inside Report Energy Use Down Since 1973, when energy consumption in the United States hit a peak, the upward trend has been reversed. Consumption in each of the .last two years has declined by about 2.5 per cent annually. That may not seem like much — and it is not considering the growing dependence upon imported oil — but it does mark a dramatic change for an energy-hungry nation which in the past could only think bigger. Higher fuel prices, energy conservation, reduced economic activity and a mild winter are given as reasons for the decline. Which one played the larger role for any family will depend upon the family's circumstances and the climate in which it lives. Even with the hew trend, the average American still uses large quantities of energy — about 58 barrels of oil each last year, according to the Bureau of Mines. Doubling the Census For 180 years, the nation has conducted population head counts every 10 years. These have been required primarily to reallocate the number of members in the House of Representatives among the states, but in recent censuses the data gathered has become far more voluminous. Now the House has voted to conduct a census every five years, but expressly not for the purpose of congressional redistricting. The nation's population is still shifting and a number of government programs now depend upon official census counts for distribution of grants and other assistance. So the House was persuaded, by voice vote, to adopt the five-year census. If the Senate and the President agree, it would amount to virtually a perpetual census. Nearly five years were consumed following the 1970 census to iron out major discrepancies. If the "in-between" census is limited only to head counts it should prove of little bother to the average citizen. But if it becomes an extension of the lengthy quiz on personal matters unrelated to population which many persons are subjected to in the decennial census, bringing Big Brother around every five years soon would wear out his welcome. Aroundthe Rotunda Car Rate Risks Up by Harrison Weber DES MOINES — lowans are discovering that a number of insurance companies have increased their rates for automobile insurance. Generally speaking, the increases range from 11 to 21 per cent. • Here are some examples of the overall hike in premiums that became effective April 1: Allstate Insurance Company, 17.9 per cent; Aetna Casualty and Surety, 21.2; Employers Mutual Casualty Company, 11.5; EMCASCO Insurance Company, 11.7; and Farm Bureau Mutual, 14.9. In addition, State Farm Mutual has announced an average increase of 14.1 per cent in its rates effective May 1. The underlying reason for the increase is that companies have Viewpoint suffered huge losses in writing automobile insurance. -0- Former Governor Robert Blue of Eagle Grove will be honored by lowans For Right-To-Work at a special banquet in Des Moines on April 28. It was Blue, back in 1947. who signed the bill, which is presently the law. prohibiting compulsory unionism. The main speaker at the banquet will be Jay Altemose. a Philadelphia contractor, who uses non-union labor, who has been the target of considerable abuse including bomb threats. Altemose, who is very articulate, recently appeared on the television program 60 Minutes. Iowa is one of 19 right-to-work states. Instant Notable By Tom Tiede WASHINGTON - (NEA) - In the future, as God gives Andy Warhol the right to see it, "everyone will be famous for. 15 minutes." And in this regard Jimmy Carter may, to a degree, by an early illustration. Unknown outside Georgia a year ago, only moderately recognizable as recently as February, the Democratic presidential candidate has become an instant notable, his I.D. factor having grown some 30 points in the last six weeks, alone, and so already there are the inevitable suggestions that he is in danger of becoming tiresome. His smile, which was early on seen as warmly inviting, is now drawn by cartoonists as suspicious as the Cheshire Cat's. His pronouncements of love and Christian fellowship have been denounced by Gerald Ford's agents as, huumph, "fundamentalist.". As for the personal contact he stresses in his wish to "get to know Americans," political observers note of late that if body language is to be believed, Carter's habit of crossing his , arms during conversations is protectionist, a signal that he is not interested in close relationships. • The risk here for J. Carter may be Is Henry Slipping? By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON — President Ford's claim that his Wisconsin primary victory over Ronald Reagan "fully justified my faith in Henry Kissinger" has now been refuted by a highly professional private poll for a Democratic Congressman in a Midwest farm district that precisely parallels agricultural Wisconsin. The scientific sample, tapping sentiment of 408 voters of both parties in mid-March, showed the Secretary of State with a hefty 42 per cent "negative" rating, contrasted to the President's 31 per cent negative. Both Kissinger and Mr. Ford had virtually the same "positive" rating: just under 30 per cent, with the balance "neutral." Congressional Democrats privy to this poll say it reflects latent concern about Kissinger which has not yet shown up in national polls. The last Harris poll gave Kissinger a 58 per cent positive rating — below the spectacular readings he used to get but still respectable. What is significant about the Democratic poll is that it was not limited to conservative Republicans, the fiercest Kissinger critics, but included all voters. Thus, the poll may strengthen anti-Kissinger operatives within Mr Ford's political high command who question the President's all-out support of the Secretary. Presidential aides who feel Kissinger is a political liability were dismayed when the President cited his relatively narrow Wisconsin primary win over Reagan as proving Kissinger's rectitude. But one top-level Ford aide believes that, despite the new evidence showing that Kissinger's political liability goes far beyond the Republican right, nothing will change. "Like it or not." he told us, "there's no finessing that problem now." HHH'S EARLIER START Close associates arc pressing Sen. Hubert Humphrey to jump into the Democratic presidential race in late April — about six weeks earlier than originally intended but late enough to avoid all primary elections. Humphrey long ago decided he would not again undergo the primary election ordeal. In conversations with intimates, however, he frequently has suggested he might become a candidate on June 9 — the day after the last three primaries (California, New Jersey, Ohio) — if the nomination was still open. Advice More on Surprise Visit By Abigail Van Buren -DEAR ABBY: Your reply to that wife who "prettied herself up" and laid down on the sofa with nothing on because her husband called and said he was bringing her a surprise was silly! Why shouldn't a man be furious with his wife for pulling such a stupid stunt? Husbands often bring home unexpected company. To find his wife stretched out on the sofa without a stitch on when he opens the door accompanied by two business associates would embarrass any man with an ounce of brains. In recent years it seems that more people are obsessed with the idea of parading around naked. I guess maybe they don't realize that most folks look a lot better with something on. Sure. I think the husband should forgive her. but maybe he has taught her a good lesson for being so vain and self-centered. I'll bet if the situation had been Health No Cancer Cure Bv Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — I lost a daughter at age 54 years. It was 10 years ago when she died. She had cancer and the doctors she had surely put her through their butcher shop. First they took off one breast..then the other breast, still later they took out her female organs and finally they went in through her back and made-a'diagonal incision "on"' each side of the spine and took out a piece of the rib to get inside and remove the glands over the kidney. Why did they take these glands out unless they knew they were affected with cancer? A nurse told me later that they did not take all of those glands out or she would not have lived. This last operation on her back was done in September and she lived till a year after in November. I have read in a magazine that there is a remedy under lock and key in Washington for cancer. If the AMA would let it out they could cure cancer, but they are making so much money that they wouldn't let it out. Thank you for any information you can give me on this subject. DEAR READER — First things first. When a woman has a spread of cancer cells from the breast to other areas in the body, one of the accepted forms of treatment is to reduce the hormone supply which helps to support the growth of the cancer. This is why the female organs were removed. Some patients with incurable breast cancer that has already spread can be controlled for some length of time by removal of the female organs. The same thing can be said about the removal of the glands over the top of the kidney. These glands also produce female hormones after the ovaries have been removed. If they were totally removed the doctors probably gave her a replacement of the other hormones that she needed that are forced by the adrenal cortex. The whole idea was to decrease the body's formation of female hormones by these glands and the ovaries so that the cancer cells spread throughout the body would not continue to grow. These glands were not removed because they were thought to have cancer but rather because of the influence of.female hormones on the spread of cancer. You have 1 certainly been'reading a lot of hogwash judging from the rest of your letter. There is no known cure for cancer under lock and key in Washington or anywhere else for that matter. The surest way the doctors would have of making money from cancer patients would be to have a good cure for it. Such published garbage is just exemplary of the widespread paranoia that exists in certain segments of our society. People who write these things prey upon the lack of knowledge of the general public and are guilty of doing a public disservice. 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. 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 $20.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year J23.00 All Other Mail in the United States, per year 127.00 reversed, and the wife came home with two of her lady friends to find her husband stretched out on the sofa naked as a jaybird, that wife would have been furious. PUZZLED AT YOUR ANSWER DEAR PUZZLED: You could be right, but my mail has been running 50 to one in favor of the wife. Read on: DEAR ABBY: A wife wrote that her husband had called, saying he was bringing home a "surprise" for her and asking her to fix a pitcher of martinis. She thought it was the diamond earrings she had wanted for Christmas, so she prettied herself up and stretched out (sans clothes) on the sofa as a "surprise" for him. Abby. that husband must be crazy! How lucky can a man be to come home with two business associates to a pitcher of cold martinis and a wife stretched out naked on the sofa! He must be the envy of his entire company. I can't understand why he should be upset with her. SHE should be upset with him for putting her in that embarrassing situation. That husband should hotfoot it to his local jeweler for those diamond earrings. She gets my vote for being an ideal wife, and if you won't tell MY wife. I'll make her those earrings myself! PENNSYLVANIA JEWELER DEAR ABBY: I'm with you! That husband who came home to the wife who wanted to surprise him because he said he was bringing HER a surprise had no right to be furious with her. He owes her not only the earrings, but also a matching necklace, finger rings and a Mediterranean cruise! R.S.M. IN COLUMBUS CONFIDENTIAL TO LUCY: It's not always better to have love and lost than never to have loved at all. It depends upon what you've lost. serious. If a warm smile can become a leering grin in two months, a rising star can become a supernova before November. Public overexposure can be fatal. Carter supporters dismiss the possibility, believing that "Jimmy is publicized because that's what people want." But this optimism misses the point. The public is fickle and so is the press. Today's fascination may be tomorrow's bore: whatever happened to Wilbur Mills? Beyond this it may be true that candidate Carter is in fact the victim of a rather nasty process over which he has no control. The media not only have a vested interest in the creation of celebrities, but in their eventual fall. Ups and downs make good copy. The further a man falls the better the copy. And why? H. L. Mencken said it: no journalist goes broke underestimating public taste. The process is forever the same, particularly with presidents and near, presidents. There is first a long period uf what Eugene McCarthy calls "the personalization" of the men. Aggrandizement, really. The public was enthralled two years ago to learn that President Ford cooks .his own breakfast. Berry's World ©1976 by NEA. life. Hul advisers are now telling Humphrey June 9 is much too late. Their target is April 30, three days after the Pennsylvania primary. That would be one day too late for Humphrey to enter any major primaries but soon enough perhaps to prevent a fait accompli at Madison Square Garden. TRICKY JIM? Sixteen "uncommitted" delegates elected from Erie County (Buffalo) in last Tuesday's New York Democratic primary are in no mood to ride Jimmy Carter's bandwagon, thanks to the backstage double : dealing which scarcely comports with Carter's public image of truth and love. Carter visited Erie County leader Joe Crangle, who was running slates of nominally uncommitted (but actually pro-Hubert Humphrey) delegates, in Buffalo March 26. Carter was cozy and friendly with Crangle, the former state party chairman and one of New York's most influential Democratic figures. In fact. Carter asked, could Crangle take time off to travel the entire country in his behalf? Pleading the press of other duties, Crangle declined. But later that very day he was stunned when Carter denounced "New York's political bosses" — presumably including Joe Crangle. Crangle asked his colleagues, why would Carter want a party operative stigmatized as a "political boss" to campaign for him? Slight, soft-spoken and low-key as Carter himself, Crangle made no public outburst but noted the incident carefully. Those Crangle delegates could be a long time coming to Carter at Madison Square Garden. PARATROOPERS AND PANAMA Henry Kissinger has bluntly told conservative Republican critics in Congress that the only alternative to negotiating a new and much less advantageous Panama Canal treaty, a • step they fiercely oppose, is sending in U.S. paratroopers to protect the Canal Zone. That is considerably stronger language about the need for a new canal treaty, which would probably end U.S. control of the waterway, than is used by President Ford. He wishes the whole issue would go away, particularly with Ronald Reagan attacking the negotiations and a string of conservative Southern primaries looming. When Kissinger met with conservative Republican House members March 25 in a private give-and-take session, the Panama Canal issue was naturally raised. Kissinger replied that Latin American sentiment against continuing U.S. control of the canal was so strong that negotiations for a new treaty are essential. The alternative? Send in the 82nd Airborne Division, he said. That did not please the conservatives, but it did give them a clearer notion of the administration's attitude than the President's fuzziness. understandable only in the light of his effort to defuse a campaign issue for Reagan. Hodgepodge Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Canadian region 6 Albeit 11 Infirm 12 Desert garden spots 13 Woodcocks 14 Landed property 16 Market (ab ) 17 Ear (comb, form) 19 Selection (ab ) 20 Equal 22 Carpenter's gadget 24 Abound 25 European river 27 Chinese religion 29 Contend 31 Yellow bugle plant 32 Cloth measure 33 Territory (ab.) 34 Fondle 37 Hindu queen 40 Dialect 41 Atmosphere 43 Rail bird 45 Certain railways (coll.) 46 Ship-shaped clock 48 Volume (ab.) 49 Gladdens 53 Dyestufl 55 Musical study 56 Polka, for instance 57 Stupid 58 Craftier DOWN 1 Northerner 2 Joined 3 Undressed steer hide 4 Margarine 5 Arboreal homes 6 Misery 7 Possesses 8 Devotee 9 Rents 10 Respect 13 Sine mascula prole (ab.) 15 Shade tree 18 Equine tidbit 21 Relurn 23 Tarry 24 Coronets 26 Irritate 28 Finished 30 Lohengrin's bride 34 Paid a visit 35 Handled 36 Transgression 38 Acolyte 39 Presser 40 Letter 42 Organ parts 44 Pub order 47 Newborn colt 50 Huge tub 51 Editors (ab.) 52 Observe: 54 Swarm (dial.)

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