Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 27, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 27, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Tuesday, April 27,1976 Insulting Move Ill-conceived and insulting are the words to describe the decision of a local school board in New York City to change the name of a public school in honor of a Puerto Rican radical whose movement was responsible for the attempted assassination of President Harry Truman in 1950 and the wounding of five congressmen on the floor of the House of Representatives in 1954. The Puerto Rican nationalist movement has been linked to bombings and assassinations going back to the 1930s. The only time the movement presented itself for consideration by the voters (in 1932) it was soundly trounced. In more recent years the question of Puerto Rican independence has received support from fewer than five per cent of Puerto Rican voters. The terrorists who hide behind the facade of independence are not supported by the Puerto Rican people. Rep. Herman Badillo, the only voting member ,of Congress of Puerto Rican extraction, summed up the situation when he said: "I think there are other fine Puerto Rican leaders to name schools after, and if that's what the community wlthts to do, they can find other more impressive people than Mr. Albizu, who supported violence and overthrow of governments." The national convention method of nominating presidential and vice-presidential candidates was originated in the United States 146 years ago by a political group so minor and obscure that probably not one American in a hundred ever heard of it. In September, 1830, the decision to hold the first national political party convention was held in 1831 and William Wirt of Maryland and Amos Ellmaker of Pennsylvania were . selected as the presidential and vice-presidential candidates. Immediately, the major parties snapped up the convention system. The new National Republican Party, in December, 1831, held a national convention in Baltimore, with delegates from 17 states, and nominated Henry Clay for president. In May, 1832, the Democrats held their first national convention in Baltimore and nominated Andrew Jackson for president. At all three of the first national conventions in 1831 and 1832, each Convention Origins state represented had a vote equal to its electoral vote. Prior to the institution of the national convention system, party nominations for president and vice-president had been made by a caucus of the party members in Congress. A fight over the 1824 presidential nominee of the Democratic- Republican Party sounded the doom of the caucus system. The Monroe administration and the caucus tried to pick Secretary of the Treasury Crawford as the party's presidential candidate. But both Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay had a larger following among party members. The anti-Crawford forces defied the caucus. Jackson, Clay, Crawford and John Quincy Adams all were presidential candidates. None received a majority. When tHe election was thrown into the House, Adams was elected. Jackson supporters suspected a deal withClay. In any event, that was the end of "King Caucus." Inside Report What Others Are Saying — The Wall Street Journal What a' perfect set-up for the boys down'at the. AFWpIO and their pals in Congress!' ••'•-'••'•>'• '.:•.•••••••'!•• .• " Except for PresidentFord, who has a healthy c'a'rripa'i'g'n 'treasury, alf the presidential candidates are gasping for election funds, In a tortuous decision on the new federal election law, the Supreme Court upheld provisions limiting fund-raising, in particular the ban on direct contributions of more than $1,000. But it held that,the makeup of the Federal Election Commission was unconstitutional. Until Congress cures this defect, the commission cannot distribute the public funds intended to compensate for the now-illegal private contributions. Since this ruling, the candidates have submitted tabs totalling $2,370,000. As things stand they are entitled to the money. All Congress has to do is write up a new law. But .suppose you could slip into the new law a lot of clever language that gives organized labor additional political muscle that it has been after for a long time. The presidential candidates, especially Ronald Reagan, have been so desperate in their finances that if President Ford vetoed the bill he could be accused of using his presidency to dynamite the opposition. This is the play, and unless the House-Senate conference committee today (Monday) reverses itself on the compromise legislation it has tentatively agreed upon, President Ford would have to consider a veto that would be thoroughly justified, even though it might cause him to be figuratively tarred and feathered By Messrs. Reagan, Udall, Jackson, Carter, et al. Richard D. Godwin, general counsel of the National Association of Manufacturers, is absolutely right in his assertion that the legislation rewrites the labor law. The pertinent provisions, written into the House version, at least constitute major changes in industrial relations. One gives unions the payroll deduction or "check-off" for the purpose of facilitating contributions to its political-action committee. Unions are now limited ,to having only dues collected for them by management through payroll withholding. The second provision, the objective of which was made clear enough by Rep. W^yne Hays of Ohio, the conference chairman,' could require corporations to give unions'the lists of its' 'employe's — names and addresses — for the purpose of soliciting voluntary contributions. A union that now has a toe-hold in a company, but wants to try to organize a subsidiary or division, must get the support of 30 per cent of the target unit before the company must turn over names and address of all those in the unit. Under the guise of political solicitation, unions would be able to demand lists that would be used for organizational purposes. Labor was also successful in trimming back the independence of the Federal Election Commission, being still furious at the FEC for having opined that company funds could be used to solicit employes and stockholders for political contributions. Not only would advisory opinions have to be submitted to Congress in regulatory form, with either house given a veto, but a line-item veto would be allowed for the first time. The net effect would be to give labor another crack at undoing the FEC decision on company funds, and naturally give congressional incumbents greater say in knocking out FEC opinions that don't favor incumbents. Do we criticize the AFL-CIO for muddying things up, giving the presidential candidates fits and President Ford a dilemma? Not at all. The AFL 7 CIO is, as usual, on its toes. The root of the problem in the Supreme Court's, refusal to grasp the nettle and pitch out the entire campaign-finance act, instead of picking its way through what looks constitutional and what doesn't. It left Congress the problem of writing major electoral reform right in the middle of a presidential campaign, and the AFL-CIO is going to take what it can get. At least if President Ford vetoes the bill, as he should, it need not be misrepresented by the financially pressed candidates that he did so in order to do them in. Their anguish should instead be directed at Capitol Hill, which has fooled around for a month making things difficult when all that was required of it was a simple little bill. "Quote/Unquote" "During the last five years, under the combined impact of high inflation rates and slower economic growth, the disadvantaged (black and poor) groups have fallen further behind the more fortunate members of our society." —Andrew F. Brimmer, former member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, and currently on the faculty of the Harvard Business School, explaining that the distribution of income in America has become more unequal. "I think it takes a new manager most of a season to get to know his players and for them to know him. I felt everybody was watching me last "year, being the first black manager. But now that circus is behind us. I hope my contribution will be much improved this year." —Frank Robinson, manager of the Cleveland Indians, voicing his hopes for a successful season. Jimmy and the Texas Tories By Roland Evans and Robert Novak AUSTIN, Texas — A telephone call last week pointed up the overriding new political fact of life in Texas: Jimmy Carter is the one candidate who could be the party's first presidential nominee fully backed by this state's Democratic establishment since Lyndon B. Johnston in 1964. The call was placed by an influential Texas Tory Democrat to state land commissioner Bob Landis Armstrong, Carter's key man here, and issued this warning: don't let Jimmy get too rough in his May 1 primary battle for delegates with Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, whose once-serious bid for the presidency has degenerated to favorite-son status. If Carter minds his manners, Armstrong was advised, he will get most of Bentsen's delegates at Madison Square Garden anyway. Moreover, establishment Democrats here, who earlier this year were gloomily looking to Sen. Hubert Humphrey as the least of many evils, now see Carter as the only Democrat who could carry Texas against President Ford. This suggests Carter as nominee would have full party support in this critical stale, in contrast to the abandonment of George McGovern in 1972 and spotty backing for Humphrey in 1968. Carter arrived in Texas this week for limited campaigning with not the slightest intention of goading Bentsen. He had cut his visit short and eliminated a stop in Dallas, partly to get more time in crucial Pennsylvania and partly because a proposed Dallas fundraiser was flopping. But the widespread misimpression that the schedule was reduced in deference to Bentsen does not hurt Carter's standing with the establishment. He will do well enough without with campaigning. Bentsen insiders confide that if Carter finishes first in Pennsylvania April 27. he will win more delegates in Texas than Bcnlsen. Despite Bentsen's pronounced lack of enthusiasm for him. Carter has such support elsewhere within the Texas establishment — including Gov. Dolph Briscoe — he may end up with most of Bentsen's delegates. This hardly seemed possible at the beginning of 1976 when Bentsen had cornered the state's politicians and labor leaders for a shoot-out with Gov. George C. Wallace in the new, Bentsen-designed Texas primary. Carter's campaign was run by a 21-year-old neophyte and his delegation dominated by white middle-class political nonentities — remnants of the 1972 McGovern operation, combined with born-again Baptists drawn to politics by co-religionist Carter. Carter's primary victories were followed March 25 by a Texas Advice Irked by Beau's Nosy Habits By Abigail Van Buren . DEAR ABBY: Something bothers me, and I would like your opinion and the opinion of others who have dealt with this problem. Is it considered proper to smell food that is served to you before eating it? I am seriously considering marrying a man who does this, and I find it extremely irritating and embarrassing. He smells the food in the finest restaurants, at the homes of friends and even at my home. It's not just a quick sniff — he puts his nose right down near the food and smells it thoroughly! We are both in our late 50s and have been married before. Outside of this one fault, he is intelligent, charming and delightful company. But I'm not sure I could sit down for three meals a day with a man who'has this disgusting habit. Or am I too picky? PICKY ME DEAR PICKY: Diplomatically tell the gentleman that his habit bothers you and suggest that he be less obvious about it. Don't insist that he drop the habit unless you want to drop HIM. Old habits die hard. DEAR ABBY: Dad and us kids want to get Mom a "mother's bracelet" for Mother's Day. It will have a charm with each of her children's name and birth date engraved on it. Last year my oldest brother died, and I wonder if we should include his name and birth date. He was a very Health Diabetic Shock Dr. Lawrence E. Lamb, M. D. DEAR DR. LAMB — Recently in a doctor's waiting room.I witnessed a lady said to be in diabetic shock. My husband and son-in-law are both diabetics. Is there any way to predict such a seizure? What can be done as a preventive? Can you give us a few pointers on this neglected subject? What measures can be used to successfully resuscitate a victim of diabetic shock or coma ? DEAR READER — Whether you are talking about diabetic coma or hypoglycemic shock from too much insulin is of extreme importance. When a person is unconscious it might be very difficult for a person not skilled in medicine to make the distinction. Diabetic coma is associated with a very high blood sugar level. The elmination of sugar in large amounts of urine leads to a marked decrease in blood volume causing dehydration and shock. About the only thing a' non-medical person can do to help these individuals is to leave them lying flat, keep them warm, make sure that they airway to breathe through and try to get expert medical help as quickly as possible. The only .successful treatment for these p'e'6pl'e''is to increase"tKe blood ' volume immediately with fluids through a needle in. the vein. Skilled medical personnel give much larger amounts of insulin than is commonly used in the daily management of that individual's diabetes and take whatever measures necessary to restore the chemical balance of the body. Diabetic coma is often caused by stopping the intake of insulin. For example, some diabetics have the idea that if they don't eat they don't need to take insulin. It's true that your insulin is standardized to your diet but even if you are eating nothing the body will be converting protein to sugar and causing a high blood sugar level unless some insulin is taken. Another frequent cause for diabetic coma is the added demands imposed by an infection such as an abscess, pneumonia or some other infectious process. Some diabetics get too much insulin and go into insulin shock. This is caused by the blood sugar being very low. important part of our family, even though he was mentally retarded. Do you think it would make Mom sad to have his charm on her bracelet? We don't want to make her unhappy, but we don't want her to think we have forgotten him. Thank you. MOM'S KIDS DEAR KIDS: Include a charm for your oldest brother. I think your mom would appreciate it. You are very loving and thoughtful children to consider it. DEAR ABBY: My wife and I disagree on something and hope you can settle it. Is it all right to tell a hostess to please put the dogs and cats out of sight during dinner? The situation is as follows: My wife's mother has two dogs and three cats who have the run of the house. I don't mind petsjf they are clean-looking and don't stay under my feet all the time. My mother-in-law's pets are always on her lap. She feeds them while she eats and serves others, which spoils my appetite. Also, one dog is part St. Bernard, and he drools and slobbers all the time, which alSo isn't very appetizing. Plus the cats seem to have chronic eczema, and their visible sores turn my stomach. My wife says Mom's pets are like her "children." and as guests, we should look the other way and not say anything. I say. I should politely ask Mom to please put the pets in another room while we're eating. What do you say? WEAK STOMACH DEAR WEAK: If your description of the-pets is accurate, I'm with you all the way! Legislative Report More Independent by Rep. C. W. Hutchins This Legislature has been assailed by some political aspirants as lacking in leadership by making statements such as, "The session is in shambles, floundering like a powerless ship at sea." In my view, quite the opposite is true. Debate of the controversial Criminal Code revision under less than strong leadership would probably not have occurred in an election year. Leadership did not try to influence individual legislators on controversial issues within the Criminal Code Revision, nor should they have. Decisions on the many sensitive issues should be made by the individual legislator depending on what his views and the views of his constituents might be rather than what the views of a legislative leader might be. It is my observation that legislators today are more independent in their thinking and therefore, less disciplined to party politics. I believe that the constituents who send that independent thinking legislator to Des Moines recognize that he or she is that type of person and that also would be how they would expect that legislator to perform. It was my pleasure this week to have as my guests and to introduce to the Iowa House of Representatives, two foreign exchange students who are attending the Guthrie Center schools. They are Miss Petra Hitschfeld of West Berlin. Germany and Miss Miriam Gratta of Brazil. It always gives me a great deal of pleasure to have people from other countries, such as these two girls, as observers of our legislative process. 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. JAMESW. 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 2,189?. breakthrough: endorsement from commissioner Armstrong, a liberal who maintains good relations with the establishment. Armstrong promptly gave Carter a small, select list of Texans to telephone. The call that paid off was one to former House Speaker Price Daniel Jr., who soon after also endorsed Carter. It is widely thought he would not have without concurrence of his father — State Supreme Court Justice Price Daniel Sr., former governor of Texas and U.S. Senator — who was also on Carter's call list. The Daniels are not Carter's only link to the Democratic establishment. Gov. Briscoe, who voted for Wallace at the 1972 Miami Beach convention, says a Democrat cannot be elected President without carrying Texas and Carter is the one Democrat who can do it. Significantly, Carter unsuccessfully backed Briscoe for 1974 chairman of the Southern Governors Conference against Gov. Reubin Askew of Florida. Lt. Gov. William Hobby has been a Carter admirer ever since visiting Atlanta in 1971 to observe his administrative reforms as governor of Georgia. Clearly, the establishment sees a winner in Carter, a view buttressed by private Texas polls showing him 2-to-l against Bentsen (with a huge undecided vote). Politicians agree that hardcore support for Carter, who on his last Texas visit a year ago preached a sermon in a Baptist church, comes from the evangelical movement. "I don't really know what a born-again Christian is,"one old-line politician told us, "but I do know for the first time they have political clout." Carter's leftward movement on health insurance and full employment does not worry Tory Democrats. They believe Carter will avoid the left-wing stigma — which demolished McGovern and nearly defeated Humphrey here in past presidential elections — by his opposition to breaking up giant oil conglomerates, his religiosity and, mostly, his Southern accent. How can Texans be made to think a good old country boy like Jimmy is some dangerous radical? To make sure, he is keeping arm's length from super-liberal Billie Carr, who leads an uncommitted delegate slate but is making pro-Carter noises. State agriculture commissioner John White, who has manfully labored for such lost causes in Texas as Adlai E. Stevenson and George McGovern, is still pushing the Bentsen slate. White argues that the Carter slate, deficient in blacks and labor leaders, would insure Republican victory in Texas —a proposition of dubious logic. Logical or not. White is having trouble selling it to voters. However many Bentsen delegates are elected May 1, White will try to deliver them to Humphrey but recognizes Carter's deepening inroads among his colleagues. In what seemed one of his weakest states as the year began. Carter today is bidding for his most prestigious establishment support anywhere. 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 120.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year $23.00 All Other Mail In the United States, per year $27.00 Scrambler Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Largest 8 Subsequently 13 Small spaces 14 Infirm 15 Male child 16 Transgression 17 Giant 18 Inner (comb, form) 20 Conducted 22 Mountain (Fr.) 23 Gibbon 25 Anatomical tissue 27 Cubic meters 30 Hesitate 34 Masculine nickname 35 Denude 37 First woman 38 Goddess ol inlatuation 39 Dull in color (Fr.) 40 Sign ol assent 41 Spree (slangi 43 Eludes 45 Area of dunes 47 Compass point 48 Cicatrix 51 Mouths (anal 1 53 Epochal 56 A la 58 Constellation 60 Mariner's direction 61 Zodiacal sign 62 Hates 64 Sustains 65 Landed properties DOWN 1 Foundation 2 Metal 3 Cavaliers 4 Depart 5 Certain railways (coll ) 6 Go by liner 7 Doctrine 8 Pillar 9 Rhinerocoros. for one 10 Yugoslav bigwig 11 Enthusiasm 12 Torn 19 Boat paddle 21 Explain 24 Pauser 26 Parts ol coats 27 Pierce with a dirk 28 Carry (coll I 29 Solid (comtv lorm) 31 Most delicate 32 Cry ol bacchanals 33 Radicals 36 Railroad lab ) 42 Snakebird 44 Utilize 4C Rating 48 Wound incrustation 49 Anxiety 50 Operatic solo 52 Greek war god 54 Poker slake 55 Not as much 57 Road curve 59 Lawyer (ab.) 63 Babylonian deity

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