Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 14, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Wednesday, April 14,1976 1975 Cancer Progress After years of slow, steady but sometimes not easily measurable progress, the medical community engaged in the fight against cancer reports significant progress on several fronts last year. The American Cancer Society reports that in the last year real gains have been made against breast cancer, childhood leukemia and lung cancer. The advances against breast cancer hold particular hope, involving as they do the disease which is the number one killer of women. Early diagnostic techniques involving X-Ray may provide the early detection doctors need to accomplish a high percentage of cures in this type of cancer. New drug treatment techniques also are helping produce major gains in breast cancer recovery. A number of gains in leukemia treatment made 1975 the first year in which it was possible to claim half the young leukemia patients were being cured. These gains were not the work of any small group, but were a reflection of the total efforts of widely scattered researchers, laboratories and c.ancer investigators who share the common goal of annihilation of a disease once considered all but hopeless. Inside Report Brewing Reverse Flow As evidence of how rapidly a nation's fortunes may turn. Brazil — long the world's leading exporter of coffee — this year is negotiating to purchase coffee. The Brazilian Coffee Institute has announced it is sending a delegation to Angola with a larger order for instant coffee. This marks the first time in more than a century that Brazil has had to import the bean which provides its largest export commodity. Reportedly, the deal will involve one-fourth of Angola's annual yield and will be used to rebuild Brazil's reserve stock. All because one day last July a severe frost killed or damaged more than 70 per cent of Brazil's coffee trees. Because Brazil traditionally maintains large stocks of coffee in reserve, the freeze did not cause an overnight shortage. Coffee prices have risen in recent months, a trend expected to continue — especially if Brazil continues making large purchases from other producers. It is worth noting that international trade agreements, such as Brazil has been able to control in respect to coffee, are good only as long as a monopolistic situation exists and the controlling producer is able to control its own output. In the case of the coffee bean. Mother Nature's icy fingers have demonstrated there are no guarantees even for a monopoly. Another H. R. Gross Former congressman H.R. Gross of Iowa, now retired from his 3rd District seat', made two distinguishing marks for himself during his long service in the House. First, in an age which has seen Congress squander more of the public funds on more questionable activities than any other. Gross was the outstanding maverick who repeatedly questioned everything from the patriotism to the sanity of his colleagues for their spendthrift ways. Second, by using every tactic at his command — as often as he felt it necessary — his one-man blitz against deficit spending won important points for the oppressed taxpayer. One of his most frequently used tactics simply was to insist upon a roll-call vote on a measure the House leadership tried to push through by voice vote so as not to embarrass members the next time they faced the voters. Naturally, the leadership did not look kindly upon such maneuvers and the congressman's service in Congress often was a lonely one. If the leadership thought by the retirement of H.R. Gross it had been relieved of the annoyance, they were mistaken. Rep. Robert E. Bauman of Maryland has taken up the lowan's standard, with as much determination if that is possible. It was Bauman who forced a' roll-call vote last year when Congress gave itself a 5 per cent salary increase. It was Bauman this year who first defeated and then forced a roll-call when a measure was revived and passed to send a 25-man delegation to Britain to bring back a copy of the Magna Carta. Once again the leadership has been incensed. Rep. Thomas O'Neill. Jr.. the majority leader, has called Bauman's insistence upon recorded votes a "cheap, sneaky, sly way to operate." „ Because Bauman sometimes is successful, the taxpayer, who wants to know who is voting for questionable expenditures of public funds will probably disagree. Congressional Report Waste Not, Want Not by Congressman TomJrlarkih The urban attitude toward garbage seems different from the rural (and natural) attitude. For the city dweller, out of sight is out of mind— and as a result, our major urban centers strangle in the crush of beer cans, banana peels and "used-up" TV dinner trays while dumping grounds get scarcer and scarcer. Where the city dweller sees only "waste," the enlightened eye sees a gold mine — the reason every wise gardener turns a corner of his garden plot over to compost. So, while New York City sulkily exports its unrecognized wealth to the landfills, the City of Ames, Iowa now gets 20 per cent of its municipal electricity from burning garbage! Since Ames' solid waste recovery plant began operation last December, the city has saved the price of forty to fifty train carloads of coal. This is not to say that Ames ever expects its new facility to turn a profit, but then a city landfill is no profit-making venture either! The fact is, solid waste recovery conserves valuable resources such as coal and oil, recycles important ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and can be cheaper than a landfill. (Per capita cost of operating Ames' facility is $5.57 per person, compared to about $7 to operate a landfill under EPA regulations. I Also, at Ames the Alcoa Aluminum Corporation buys those "used-up" beer cans and TV dinner trays at from 15 cents to 21 cents per pound—averaging about $340 a ton depending on the quality of aluminum "ore" recovered in this way. Ames is one of a scant handful of American cities now pioneering in solid waste recovery. Two federal agencies (the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Energy Research and Development Administration), plus the American Public Power Association, are now funding studies of the Ames recycling plant. In addition, Iowa State University's Engineering Research Institute is under contract to the city to conduct tests and studies of the power plant and solid waste system. Ames' bold venture in resource recovery systems has attracted excited attention from environmental groups, industry, other municipalities and even other countries. This kind of expertise and experience should be available to every small and medium-sized town in America. I have introduced a bill, the "Solid Waste Energy and Resource Recovery Act of 1976" (H.R. 12904), which would provide for ten regional institutes at colleges around the country, for just that purpose. These college or university-based resource recovery institutes would be charged with helping local communities get the facts they need to set up resource recovery plants and keep them running. Resource recovery management is an idea whose time has very definitely come. It is environmentally sound, economically practical, and eminently good sense. Jimmy and His Enemies By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON —His narrow escape in Wisconsin so quickly flushed out a legion of eager enemies within the Democratic party scenting his blood that the limitation of Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign became immediately clear: he is no stronger than his last primary win. Gratifying though Carter's one-percentage-point win in Wisconsin was after being declared defeated by ; television computers, it did represent a substantial decline from his own polls showing a comfortable victory over Rep. Morris Udall. More disturbing for '.him, election-day voter interviews gives this explanation for his decline: , ! intense criticism of Carter for evasion on the issues, pushed hard in Wisconsin by Udall, is beginning to take hold. Certainly the same tactics will be used for Pennsylvania's primary showdown April 27, where Carter must triumph or lose an essential momentum. The need for that momentum was shown by the joy with which both doctrinaire liberals and party pros seized on false notice of defeat in Wisconsin Tuesday night, providing that their apparent acceptance of the advent of Jimmy Carter was merely a grudging bow to grim reality. The party's professionals rode a remarkable roller-coaster of emotions during a few hours Tuesday. Assuming an easy Carter win over the hapless Udall in Wisconsin, Democratic insiders that afternoon began projecting Carter delegate totals. Their consensus: he would finally win between 1,000 and 1,200 delegates, within easy distance of the 1,504 needed to nominate. "I've given up," one party pro, fiercely committed to Sen. Hubert Humphrey, told us. "Nothing can stop Jimmy." That gloom turned to joy Tuesday night with the false Udall victory in Wisconsin. Some party old-timers ridiculously declared Humphrey nominated. The morning hangover that found Carter the winner after all, left the pros midway between their Tuesday afternoon low and Tuesday night high: no longer defeatist but far from certain Carter's bandwagon was stopped. Among both regulars and liberals, the presumption is that non-candidate Humphrey is the alternative. Liberals see Udall merely as a means of draining votes from Carter in Pennsylvania. As for Sen. Henry M. Jackson, April 6 was Black Tuesday. He ran more poorly than the worst expectations in New York and showed stunning unpopularity in Wisconsin with a 7 per cent total. With hope for Udall and Jackson crumbling, Humphrey efforts are being stepped up. Minnesota allies — Sen. Advice Gal Mixes Up Date By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: With regard to finding partners through advertising and computer matching, I admit to being a loser, but the experience was so amusing, it was worth it. I was preparing lunch for a gentleman who had been "matched" with me by a computer dating service, when I noticed a nice-looking man standing in front of my house, apparently looking for the house number. I went outside and eagerly greeted him with: "Oh, I've been waiting for you!" The man quietly replied, "Madame, I don't know why. I'm the dog catcher. looking for dogs." I went back into the house and laughed so hard and for so long that I completely forgot the chicken I had been broiling! When the right man arrived and I served him the burned broiled chicken, he insisted he liked burned chicken, but he never came back Incidentally, I'm 52, still single and have more friends than ever. HAPPY AND BUSY IN L.A. DEAR HAPPY: Right! Any man "looking for dogs" certainly wasn't looking for YOU! Health Causes Wrinkles By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — I have been on a . yo-yo diet all my life and over the past year I have gained 15 to 20 pounds above my usual ^weight. I never r have . been- normal for my height. I am ' 5-feet-4 and now weigh 150 to 155 pounds. After having this extra weight for a year and being 44 years old, is there any way I can diet and not have wrinkles and very saggy skin around the face and neck? Is there a special type of diet or some exercises I could do while dieting that could prevent the wrinkles at this age or is it too late? DEAR READER — One of the hazards of obesity is stretching the skin. The skin is basically a highly specialized elastic sac. If you fill it full, it's going to stretch and if you stretch it too often it's going to begin to respond like an over stretched balloon. When you empty it, it's going to wrinkle. Fortunately the skin does have some ability to repair itself. As a person gets older the elastic tissues in the skin become stretched anyway even if one doesn't gain weight. The older a person gets the more wrinkling he or she has when excess fat is lost. I would prefer that people didn't get fat in the first place to create this problem. But what's done has been done. There is no special diet at all that will help prevent wrinkling. The only thing I can suggest is that you avoid those crash diets that lead to loss of muscle as well as fat. A lot of keeping a nice, contoured face is the maintenance of the facial muscles. The crash diets that are so highly advertised not only eliminate fat from the body but also a considerable amount of muscle. When the muscles in the face degenerate, the wrinkling is far worse. So the only thing I can suggest if you want to avoid facial wrinkles and looking old, is to stay away from those crash diets. The proper diet is the slow, • steady type which enables you to lose a small amount of weight every week and this way the skin can gradually shrink back to normal as best it can. You can also do facial exercises to help maintain the size of the muscles in the face. You can do this by facial grimaces, contracting the jaw muscles and the muscles around the eye, cheekbones and other areas. 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 J .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 123.00 Another Mail inthe United States, per year $27.00 DEAR ABBY: We are two 21-year-old girls who date men regularly, but we have one small problem. We work in the Chicago loop and would like to meet some young policemen. We are looking for a more mature, responsible type of man, which are the qualities we feel policemen possess. How should we approach them? INTERESTED IN CHICAGO DEAR INTERESTED: You should "approach" policemen as you would any man — carefully. Why not buy tickets to the next policemen's ball and try your luck in a relaxed social setting? DEAR ABBY: I am 20. am happily married and have a 2-year-old daughter. Sounds terrific? It is! Now for my problem: I was pregnant when I got married. My husband was my first and only, and it wasn't just a casual thing. We were in love and planning to get married when I got that way. I realize that I'm not the only girl this has happened to. but my mother has made me feel so guilty about it. it still bothers me. She throws it'up to me constantly. 1 which makes me feel even guiltier. If •she would just say. "I forgive you. "it would help me so much, but she won't. Can you help me? FOREVERSORRY DEAR FOREVER: God is the one who forgives. Your mother has no such power. If you've asked for the Lord's forgiveness, consider yourself forgiven, and forget your mother's needling. CONFIDENTIAL TO MARGARET: Don't dwell on what might have been. Regret is the cancer of life. Berry's World JM976byNEA,lnc.' "/ KNEW I should have attended that meeting tonight. They made me chairperson of a committee!" Walter Mondale, Gov. Wendell Anderson and wheeler-dealer Bob Short — are starting a "Friends of Humphrey" organization. Some 20,000 pro-Humphrey letters, signed by Reps. Bob Bergland of Minnesota and Paul Simon of Illinois, are being mailed to previous national convention delegates to dispute Carter's inevitability. Humphrey's attractiveness to liberals was inadvertently enhanced Tuesday by Carter's statement that he sees nothing wrong with communities trying "to maintain their ethnic purity." That is good general election politics, but it recharged all the doubts about Carter among liberals — including one Pennsylvania politician who had been on the verge of endorsing him. "I'm not a flaming liberal," he told us, "but when I pick up this morning's Philadelphia Inquirer and read about 'ethnic purity' I get worried." Alan Baron, the cunning left-wing Democratic operative, was expected by many to quietly climb aboard Carter's bandwagon after working against him all year. But Tuesday's events cheered him and delayed any such switch. "As the one guy on both Jackson's and Carter's enemy lists," Baron told us, "I'm relieved." What has heartened both Baron and more centrist professionals is a recent hardening of anti-Carter uncommitted sentiment in the caucus delegate-selection process of Oklahoma, Kansas and Virginia. That was apparently confirmed by the fact that more uncommitted delegates than Carter delegates were elected in New York. But the New York results reflected the state's historically and shamefully low "primary" voter turnout, putting a premium on party organization. Uncommitted slates beat Carter's slates in Erie County (Buffalo) and Suffolk County (Long Island), thanks to New York's two best Democratic organizations. Thus, the outcome in New York, which is not a real primary election, is of a piece with caucus state results — a clear sign party insiders have not accepted outsider Carter but no indication whatever of popular sentiment. What Carter should worry about then is not his poor showing in New York's pseudo-primary but his narrow win in Wisconsin's real primary. There, as in Pennsylvania and almost everywhere, Carter relied on national popularity against better organized, better financed opponents. The introduction in ••' Wisconsin of doubt about Carter's credibility clearly eroded his popularity there but may not be so potent in less liberal Pennsylvania. Though Humphrey diehards deny it, Pennsylvania could decide it all. One powerful Democratic figure privately believes everything boils down to Humphrey vs. Carter, with the nomination going to Carter if he wins in Pennsylvania. And nobody is betting much against the candidate who so successfully has played to mass opinion — and so boldly ignored the party pros — by praising "ethnic purity." Spring Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Foliage 5 Undeveloped flower 8 Used to find wind direction 12 Boy's name 13 4th caliph of Islam 14 And others (Latin) 15 Fictional dog 16 Regulation(ab 17 Make muddy 18 Lad's name 20 Anoint (archaic) 21 Conjunction (pl.) 22 By way of 23 Look fixedly 26 Dandelion color (pl.) 30 Lamprey 31 Number (pl.) 32 Spanish lady (ab.) 33 Rodent 34 Lascivious 35 Territory (ab.) 36 Blossoms 38 Use up 40 Doctrine 41 Sesame 42 Flowerless plants 45 Garden implements 49 Incursion 50 Health resort 52 Nostril jobs.) ) 53 Outside (comb, form) 54 Atop (poet.) 55 Short journey 56 Melt 57 Dance step 58 Transmitted DOWN 1 Meadows 2 Direction 3 Closely (Latin) 4 Characteristic laste 5 Farm buildings 6 Rubber tree 7 Excavate 8 Springlike 9 On tiptoes 10 Brad 11 She (Fr.) 19 Before 20 Feels badly 22 Sell 23 Bondman 24 Kind ol duck 25 Singing voice 26 Evergreen trees 27 Bonelike (comb, form) 28 Small bird 29 Red chalcedony 31 School year 34 Fewer 37 House opening 38 Small taste 39 Sows 41 Former Russian rulers 42 Be anxious 43 Every 44 Girl's name 46 Challenge 47 Ireland 48 Month (ab.) 50 Soak up 51 Green vegetable 8 14 I/ .— ^, 9 10 11 42 49 53 56 43 44 1 57

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