Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 19, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Monday, April 19, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Inside Report Monday, April 19,1976 Question of Capital U.S. Transportation Secretary William Coleman has told Congress he believes rail passenger service should be limited to destinations of 300 miles or less. If that guideline ever came to pass, it should leave a golden opportunity for airlines to pick up additional customers. It would, that is, if the airlines were in any position to take on added responsibilities. The airline industry is. not in the straits the rail passenger service is, but neither is it accumulating the capital required for replacement of equipment, let alone expansion. Airline profit margins have been meager for years. Last year they lost $100 million. Their best year was nine years ago, when they earned $415 million. One industry estimate for capital needs between now and the year 2000 is $100 billion. Some airlines already are extending the useful life of their jets by extensive overhaul rather than replacement. Few of them see .much chance of replacing aging fleets with modern, lower fuel-consuming aircraft, although such planes now are available or soon will be. Capital is the name of the future in the transportation industry — both air and rail. Where is it to come from and will it arrive in time? Hard Challenge Unmet There is nothing at all wrong with Congress conducting inquiries into alleged bribery and, if the facts warrant, passing legislation to correct abuses. There is also nothing wrong with Congress getting to work on the nation's energy situation and passing legislation to provide Incentives and remove obstacles to improve it. Between the two choices. Congress has opted to concentrate on the first. Unraveling and exposing potential scandal is politically tantalizing. Providing' leadership on the energy question is just plain hard work. / Interference Condemned As difficult as it is for private universities to balance their budgets these days, .the presidents of four of them have declared their intentions to refuse further federal funds if it means further regulatory encroachment. In their statements the presidents of Georgetown University. American University, Catholic University and George Washington University declared that "... the regulatory process has gone to such a point in terms of contradictions of regulations issued by one agency against another that the results are disfunctional and really interfering with the healthy life of the university." ^ Other private institutions individually have taken similar stands against the encroachment of federal authority into academic administration, but this may be the first time several universities have joined forces to signal their intent. Farmer's View Political Football By Dean E. Freed "Now. as you well know, farmers are more likely — as a matter of fact, they are probably." without doubt — the victims of inflation more than its cause ... Farmers are actually the frontline troops who are staving off what might well have been an even more serious round of inflation if it had not been for their efforts." (President Ford, remarks at the Sioux City Municipal Airport. Oct. 31.1974.) At first glance the presidential proclamation made to Cornbelt farmers at the height of one of the most unbalanced periods in U.S. agricultural history makes one feel proud to be a farmer. However, when given a second thought it can easily make a farmer feel quite frustrated and possibly disgusted. First of all, no one wants to be the victim, but above all. no farmer wants to bear the brunt for hundreds of millions of nonfarming citizens. Like it or not, agricultural production has become a political football game. Everyone in public office these days seems to try his hand at passing the ball in his direction. Consequently, farm production in election year '76 continues to be as it was in '74: everyone's ball game. Every Washington bureaucrat it seems during an election year wants to make some sort of a statement regarding food production. Unfortunately, the large majority of political office seekers makes ignorant, political statements of America's food supply. They desire "cheap" food during the election year, but they are politically minded enough not to ask for it outright. For example, what can be the worst politicalenemy the President can • encounter this summer? The answer is , a rise in food prices. Therefo'r'e. he must continue to enter the American heartland temporarily for a high class snow job. This will mean a lot of backslapping and thank yous to the farmer for his major role as an inflation fighter. But when he, like others, leaves the food production scene, he will work night and day trying to convince the food consuming segment he can and will keep farm prices down. I am glad to see such comments as the opening quote are no longer being taken at face value by many Midwestern farmers. They have been awakened to such political double talk. It is great to be told how excellent a job you are doing, but a job well done in farming does not necessarily fill one's poeketbook. For the future livelihood of America, politicians must begin to see their mistake of making farming a political weapon. Likewise, much of agriculture's present instability will continue for farmers and ranchers as long as they are repeatedly exploited for the benefits of others greedy for rewards. The problem in this situation not only includes the confines of the U.S.. but it has become a worldwide ball game. It has been a big plus for farmers to have the opportunity for a world market, but it becomes a deterrent to agriculture's potential when food becomes the political ax of our secretary of state. Agriculture is seeking too many outspoken chiefs and not enough understanding Indians. legislative Report Rail Pact Signed by Rep. C. W. Hutchins Now that the property tax bill is on its way to the Governor, hopefully the Legislature | can address itself to some , of the other'areas that need to be taken care of during this session. Of the first five priority issues spoken to by Governor Ray in his,State of the State Message in January, four are contained within the property tax conference committee report. The fifth is on the calendar in the House. The approaches in these bills vary somewhat from the way the Governor would have addressed the problems; however, the end result is what is important. It was my pleasure to be in the Governor's office on Thursday of last week for the signing of the contract between the Audubon-Atlantic Branch U.S. Arms for Tito By Roland Evans and Robert Novak WASHINGTON — Although final agreement has not been reached, the Ford administration is now moving fast toward a new arms deal with Communist Yugoslavia laden with far more political than military significance. The deal: selling Belgrade the advanced U.S. anti-tank weapon, called the TOW wire-guided missile. Initial' delivery would probably be limited to training units because the weapon is in extremely short supply. But even starting at a low level, the central point would be quickly perceived by Moscow and its Warsaw Pact allies in Eastern Europe: that the U.S. claims a direct and active mission in maintaining Yugoslavia's independence from Soviet interference after the death of President Tito. Tito, now 84, has governed Yugoslavia since World War II. Following his break with Moscow in 1948. he left the Soviet bloc for non-aligned. Third World status. The prospect of Soviet machinations after Tito is certain, in an effort to break that independence and destroy the fragile unity which has held the country together despite conflicting cultures and different languages. Thus, what the Ford admidistration is signalling Moscow by means of the current arms talks with Yugoslavia is to keep hands off, or risk counteraction by the West. This comports with the warning of State Department counselor Helmut Sonnenfeldt in his otherwise highly controversial session last December with U.S. diplomats in London: "We . . . have an interest which borders on the vital for us in continuing the independence of Yugoslavia from Soviet domination." The clue to President Ford's unannounced intention to resume serious arms sales to Yugoslavia is found in an almost hidden passage contained in the administration's justification of its far-flung arms deals Advice Afraid She Won't Catch Man By Abigail Van Huron DEAR ABBY: Please help me. My 'beautiful 24-year-old daughter is ruining her life. She refuses to listen to me because she thinks that Tm old-fashioned. She would like to get married, but she comes on so strong she scares all the men away. She is into this Women's Lib thing and doesn't believe in waiting for a man to call her. If she wants to go out with him, she calls him up. She even takes her own car and brags that she picked up the check! Abby. this daughter has a college Legislative Report Taxpayer Loser by Sen. William Winkelman Line Shippers Association, UUCK island Railraod officials, and DOT officials for the upgrading of the Audubon-Atlantic branch line railroad. Total cost of this project will be just over $1.000.000. with the state contributing $350.000. the railroad $267.000. and the shippers $385.000. Unique features of this contract are that it is the first contract that provides "real money" back to the state, provides reimbursement to the shippers, and 'it contains provisions to renegotiate terms of the contract in the event federal funds become available for branch line improvement. Having worked with all three groups on this project for some year and a half, it is most gratifying to see a positis'e agreement finalized. Saturday. April 24. I will be in Pomeroy from 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m.. and in Palmer from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and hope to see you. The same afternoon I have accepted an invitation to participate in the Laurens Loyalty Parade at 3:30 p.m. -0- The Senate is considerably ahead of the House with its work. The result is that most of this week was spent on bills that weren't intended for debate — at least they weren't in passable form. We deferred action on one bill after another all week. '' •- There is serious lack of coordination among the leadership of the House and Senate. The loser is the taxpayer and the loss is considerable. We are at a point in the session where we should be debating priority legislation on the floor . and winding down for the session's end. Instead, the end is not in sight. The biggest disappointment of the week was the failure of S.F. 1036. the 19 yr. old minimum drinking bill, to pass out of Judiciary Committee to be debated on the Senate floor. The concern and interest from home on this bill is steadily increasing. On the brighter side, we enjoyed student visitors and their instructors from Cedar Valley. Fonda and Galva. It is always 'a pleasure to ha've visitors from home. • ' Health Osteoporosis Bv Lawrence K. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — It is my misfortune to have osteoporosis and with it the loss of height. I have heard that jumping rope would help, but I don't know how. It is a shock treatment on the same principle that a deer grows new antlers when he has lost his. I would appreciate any information you can give me about the subject of osteoporosis as I have already lost about two inches and am afraid I might lose more. I am only 4 feet 11 so you can see I am very disturbed about this. DEAR READER — Osteoporosis means loss of calcium and bone tissue. It is common, particularly in small Anglo Saxon women, after the menopause. I don't think much of your idea of treatment. In fact, as the vertebrae lose bone tissue they are more susceptible to fractures. The kind of jarring that you might get with rope skipping might not be the best in the world for you. I do approve of proper exercise for patients with osteoporosis. Those exercises should be directed toward strengthening the muscles in the back and prevent the curvature of the spine that often occur with the changes in bones in this problem. These arc the kind of exercises that involve the backward movement of the arm in the way that the backstroke is accomplished by a swimmer and other exercises that strengthen the muscles between the shoulder blades and those that hold the spine erect. You should certainly be under a doctor's supervision. You definitely should have an increased amount of calcium in your diet, at least the equivalent found in one quart of milk a day. If you can't tolerate milk you need to take calcium tablets. 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, Genera! 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 i .60 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties where carrier service is not available, per year 120.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year J23.00 All Other Mai I in the United States, per year S27.00 degree, is beautiful and has a 36 D bust. (That's another problem. Some stupid saleslady told her. "If you got it. flaunt it." so now everything she owns has a plunging neckline.) If she doesn't quit coming on like the U.S. Marines, she will never get a man. How can I convince her that she is going about it all wrong, and if she wants to get married, she will have to play hard to get and be more ladylike? WORRIED MOTHER DEAR MOTHER: I know you mean well, but there is nothing you can do to help your daughter get a man. Let her be herself, and one of these days she will find a man who likes an aggressive, honest girl who doesn't play games. DEAR ABBY: My love (whom we'll call "Janis") is half my age. has somewhat of a past, but says things like, "We should always be honest with each other." But the other day she came to me with the tale that her 90-year-old grandmother in Detroit is ailing, that she'd have to fly there for a week to be with her and that she'd write or phone me. She never wrote or called. And she stayed two weeks. No sooner had her plane been airborne. Dear Abby. that I found out through friends at the terminal that Janis didn't go to Detroit — she went to San Francisco where she has an old boyfriehd. I also found out that she had told her employer that she had told her employer that she was going to Florida. So what do I do? Confront her. punch her lying mouth or gently drop her and in so doing give up the nicest thing that's happened to me in a long time? PETE DEAR PETE: In light of her "we should always be honest to each other" 'preachment, confront her. And then drop her — unless you want a "love" with a lying mouth. Berry's World "My wife understands me!" I the "Security Assistance Program") submitted to Congress last month. Referring to Yugoslavia's "strategically important position in the heart of the Balkans." the statement praises its "independent politics" and non-alignment and asserts an American policy "to be as responsive as possible" to Belgrade's arms requests. The new Security Assistance Program for the year starting on Oct. 1 includes $1.5 million for cash sales to ' Yugoslavia — an amount far greater than any military sales to Belgrade since the early 1960s. Indeed, with one exception, the total amount of arms sales — spare parts and ammunition — over the past 11 years combined barely equals the amount that President Ford has agreed to sell next year. With negotiations for the TOW missile not completed, military experts here are uncertain what quantity the Yugoslavs want, both next year and in the longer run. But the expectation is that the eventual number of weapons (costing about $100.000 for each launcher with 15 missiles) would be designed to protect Yugoslavia from possible airborne invasion with air-lifted tanks, rather than defending the long and highly vulnerable plains along the border with Rumania. To reach that border. Soviet forces would have to penetrate and cross Rumania, which would almost certainly resist. In fact, the tremendous effort now being made in Belgrade to assure military security against any Soviet move following Tito's departure is heavily weighted in the direction of localized defense. The heart of this security system is a territorial "peoples' defense" which can mobilize more than 3 million Yugoslavs within 48 hours, armed and with specific targets to defend. U.S. officials say that the real test of Tito's fears over what will happen after he has departed the presidency is the fact that he has risked arming such an immense body of citizens against Soviet military intervention or Soviet-inspired uprisings inside Yugoslavia. There have been ominous signs lately of extraordinary Soviet interest in this peoples' defense. Russian diplomats have been observed inspecting and studying every aspect of it. The obvious implication: without Tito's presence as a unifying force. post-Tito Soviet diplomacy will immediately aim at splitting the Yugoslav Communist party as a prelude to intervention. Given the repeated failures of the Ford administration to carry Congress with it in efforts to use U.S. power and influence to meet similar situations in the post-Vietnam era. the mere sale of a handful of anti-tank missiles to Yugoslavia might seem an empty gesture. In fact, however, the administration's intent is deadly serious: to show Moscow by a major policy change that the U.S. is committed to Yugoslav independence and is prepared to help underwrite it with American arms. Europe Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Saint(France) 5 The Eternal City 9 Bitter 11 Eats away 14 Onetime French province 15 Small country. San 16 Church calendar 17 Period of Creation 19 Masculine nickname 20 Roman god of the lower world 21 Disfigure 22 Ecclesiastical garment 23 Cover with bricks again 25 Arab region (ab.) 28 Purify 31 Wise woman 33 Apportions 34 Unmarried 35 Paulo (Brazil) 36 Bring into harmony 38 Relative (ab.) 40 Movies star. Gardner 41 Loud cry 44 Garden ot delight 46 polloi (common people) 47 "Buckeye State" 48 European principality 50 City in Sweden (var.) 52 Part of a circle 53 Medicinal ointment 54 Congers 55 Active person DOWN Gourmont dignitary 6 Mouthlike 29 Guide's high openings note 7 Of high ethical 30 City in Italy standards 32 Compass 8 Capital of reading Scotland (var.) 37 Chinese "Way" 10 Capital of 39 Related on Hungary 12 Termination 13 Oriental sauce 14 Seedcase 18 Constellation 1 New Zealand native 2 Chemical substances 3 Apollo's mother (myth.) 27 Scottish 4 Gold (Sp.) explorer 5 de 28 Ethiopian 21 Ol the mind 22 Greek island 23 River (Sp.) 24 Landmark ot Naples 26 Be ill mother's side 41 Use razor on beard. 42 Lubricator 43 Constrictor 44 Printing measures 45 Female deer 46 d'oeuvre 47 Norwegian capital 49 Pass between peaks 51 Stulf

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