Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 28, 1976 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 28, 1976
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Carroll Daily Times Herald Comment & Feature Page Wednesday, April 28,1976 Okay for Others Literally hundreds ofsenators and representatives, as well as other top Washington officials, have sent their children to predominately white private schools even while working or voting for public school busing to end segregation among the children of common folk. To name all those "who have avoided authentic integration of their children in schools by resorting to the private school or white suburban route" would be to compile a Who's Who in Congress, writes syndicated columnist Nick Thimmesch in the April Saturday Evening Post. Nevertheless, Thimmesch takes a stab at it and his list may be of some interest. Among those who are either present or past presidential candidates' or whose names have been mentioned, and who have sent their children to private schools in the Washington, D.C., area, are: Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana and Sargent Shriver. Other prominent Washington figures who have sent or who are sending their children to private schools are: Illinois Sens. Adlai Stevenson HI and Charles Percy, former New York Sen. Charles Goodall and Sens. Edmund Muskie of Maine, Howard Baker of Tennessee, Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island, John Tunney of California. Jacob Javitts of New York and Abraham Ribicoff of Connecticut. Rep. Donald Fraser of Minnesota, whom Thimmesch terms "an ardent advocate of busing," enrolled his daughter in a Washington public school but withdrew her when she fell behind in reading and placed her in a private school. Likewise another Minnesota liberal, Sen. Walter Mondale, after his son found a public junior high school "too rough and tumble. "Ditto ex-Sen. Goodell. "At least these three tried and lost," says Thimmesch. "Virtually every other congressman, administration'official and opinion-maker in the Washington area either charged with the responsibility of implementing school integration or on the record for busing copped out when it came to his own children." Lest anyone conclude, however, that this failure of nerve is exhibited only by white liberals, prominent blacks in the District of Columbia "are no exception to the rule that integration activists find it difficult to live up to their preachments," notes Thimmesch. Among them he cites Mayor Walter Washington, Rep. Walter Fauntroy and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Earthquake Warning Most Californiahs knew someday it would come —the warning that a major earthquake was imminent. Now that it has, the tough decisions have to be made concerning what preparations to take. Earthquake scares are not new to southern California. The region surrounding the San Andreas fault has experienced numerous small quakes and a few larger ones involving loss of life and large property damage. But it is .exceedingly rare for scientists engaged in the study of seismology to issue a public earthquake warning. The science of earthquake prediction is still young and largely untested. Also, there is the chance of a panic. Drr- James- Hv ; Whiteomb, a geophysicist'with the California Institute of Technology, has issued such a warning on the basis of testing sound waves sent deep into the earth's crust. Aside from Dr. Whitcomb's excellent credentials, there is a good reason why state Officials are taking his warning seriously. The scientist accurately preducted an earthquake within the same general area two years ago. This time Dr. Whitcomb is predicting an earthquake with the intensity of 5.5 to 6.5 on the Richter scale, within the next year, in the area of the San Fernando Valley where a major quake occurred in 1971. The mobilization of emergency personnel and precautions has begun, but the question of how far to go -is on-the minds of many ,. Inside Report Viewpeint Share Problem By Ray Cromley WASHINGTON — (NBA).—The pace of scientific discovery is so great today in the Soviet Union and United States that a goodly share of the megabuck weapons now on the drawing boards here and in Moscow will be obsolete or well on the way to it before they're in the hands of troops in useful numbers. Witness the costly antiballistic missile systems developed by both countries. And now being abandoned. The new families of Russian weapons, used by the Egyptians in the most recent Arab-Israeli battles, raised questions as to the survivability of the present generation of tanks and some types of planes. Because even the simplest of the new weapons systems, are now so costly — running in the multibillions each — national defense inevitably will be an increasing burden on the economies of- both countries. Increasingly costly' weapons systems will have to be replaced with increasing frequency to keep parity or rough equivalency, or whatever term seems useful in describing approximate equality between the United States and the USSR. This will be true whether the strategic arms limitation talks are successful or not. ;For there is no way SALT or any other treaty can stop scientific advance. Gains in some lines can be slowed by bans — say on open or concealed testing. Bui. these restrictions will be compensated for by more intensive work in areas where no effective ban exists. And since the avenues open to science "are almost infinite, treaty makers can not touch all bases or close all doors effectively. New breakthroughs in the understanding of, underwater characteristics and the promise of eventual vastly improved ability for undersea surveillance give warning that the- virtual invulnerability to detection now enjoyed by Polaris and the upcoming Trident submarines and their Russian counterparts will most certainly be broken. Parallel breakthroughs in intercontinental ^missile accuracy threaten the survivability of static U.S. Minutemen and similar Soviet systems, regardless of how much effort is expended in hardening targets. If present research is successful, long-range drones programmed to recognize certain typical ship characteristics and to attack on sight without human intervention, may eventually destroy the effectiveness of some major types of surface naval task forces. Pentagon studies.are already under way on missiles which will fire automatically without human intervention upon sensing or "seeing" specific tragets they have been programmed to recognize. The targets could be incoming missiles, tanks or airplanes, or ships, troop concentrations or whatever proves feasible to build into .the missile system.,. Drones which could accommodate such super smart missiles are the subject of a great deal of work here, and presumably in the Soviet Union. As is well known, there is hope, and some promise, that lasers can be made effective in space for the transmission of power and as weapons. And studies are under way on the use of lasers for launching military payloads into space. Now none of these revolutions will come overnight. But in the Soviet Union and here, these or comparable advances are coming much more quickly than planners expected. Whichever nation, the Soviet Union or the United States, discovers a way to effectively shorten the time between discovery of a revolutionary new weapon and its introduction into military service, and whichever times the building of new weapons with least cost to civilian economic development will have an advantage impossible to measure. "Quote/Unquote" "The death penalty is atavistic butchery which has run its course." — Anthony G. Amsterdam, .spokesman for the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund, arguing before the Supreme Court against the reinstatement of capital punishment. Foreboding on Ford's Trail By Roland Evans and Robert Novak EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Through 21 hours of intensive campaigning in Indiana last week, President Ford was forced time and again to defend, explain and refine his administration's positions on North Vietnam and the Panama Canal — adding to the deepening sense of foreboding about November within his campaign. Vietnam and Panama were not issues of Mr. Ford's choosing. Nor would he have even been here if given his choice. In fact, what he said and when he said it were dictated by the challenge of Ronald Reagan. Forced to make sure of an expected win in the May 4 Indiana primary, which he cannot afford to lose, the President must address Reagan's accusations of softness on foreign policy questions. This has caused foreboding among the Ford high command, not about winning the Republican nomination (which is considered certain) but about what lies beyond. Preoccupation with Reagan's challenge has delayed even a start at planning the fall campaign. A top Ford operative privately admits that "we never think beyond the next primary election." What makes this particularly alarming to Mr. Ford's advisers is the increasing possibility that Jimmy Carter, privately viewed at the White House as much tougher than Sen. Hubert Humphrey, may be the Democratic nominee. How best to run against a Georgia peanut farmer — by redoubling the President's Southern effort or by turning to Northern industrial states? That question is scarcely considered by the Ford campaign in its preoccupation with Reagan. Finally, last week's swing through Indiana made clear that Mr. Ford has not yet corrected and probably never will correct his defects as a campaigner. His dreary performance here suggests excessive dependence on the risky question-and-answer format, adopted by Ford tacticians as preferable to the President's leaden delivery of set speeches. Whether his Advice Says Stepson Should Sub in By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I know I've done 'wrong, but please help me because I'm in such a mess I don't know what to do. I was 15 when my mother died, so my father and I "batched it" for nearly two years. My father finally decided to marry Neva who was 37 and fairly nice-looking. Dad was 57. Everything would have been fine if I had had any sense, but I started fooling around with Neva when my father was at work. Neva got pregnant. I was scared out of my wits, but Neva said she could make my father think the baby was his, so I shouldn't worry. Neva had twin boys, and my father was the happiest man oh earth. Everything was working out fine until the twins were 8-months-old. Then, with no warning, my father had a heart attack and died. Neva and I were in a state of shock for several days and didn't know what to do. My father left enough insurance, cash and property for Neva and the twins to live comfortably and for me to. go to college. Now Neva doesn't want me to go to college. She wants me to marry her — and help her raise the twins! She says they are as much mine as hers. I want to do what's right, but I don't want to live with Neva the rest of my life. Please help me. TRAPPED DEAR TRAPPED: The twins could be your father's — and legally they are Health Heart Sounds Dr. Lawrence E. Lamb, M. D. DEAR DR. LAMB — I have listened to many heartbeats since 1929. I hear the "lub-dub." Every heart has a distinct "lub-dub." Is it not possible to record and play back the "lub-dub" of good hearts, diseased hearts, irregular hearts,* etcr. so" 1 that the doctors can . ,cqmpare .the, ; goqd,ones with the bad ones? My dad is 90 years old and suffered one stroke and his heart sounds through the stethoscope as a slow, strong sound. -1 never heard a heart sound quite like it. If a doctor had a recording of several heart cases, could he not be better able to detect a new heart case that he had never seen before? DEAR READER — Thank you for your interesting thought. Like many good ideas, someone else has alreadv had it. We have been using recordings of heart sounds for years. They were first put on old phonograph records. Later magnetic tape, and practically every means of recording sounds and reproducing it, has been used to record heart sounds — normal ones, irregular ones and all the different abnormal sounds made with valvular disease and various cardiac conditions. These are mostly used to teach doctors; in some instances they're used for patient records. The classic clinical record is the phonocardiogram which is usually a photographic means of recording the vibrations generated by the heart sound. You can see the individual vibrations created by abnormal sounds as well as the vibrations created by the normal sounds. There are even textbooks devoted to this subject showing the pictures of the vibrations generated by the heart sounds. The "lub-dub" sounds you describe are the normal first and second heart sounds of every heartbeat. The first sound (lub) is created by the closure of valves between the upper and lower chambers of the heart. The second sound (dub) is caused by the closure of the valves at the outlet of the heart where blood is ejected into the right (pulmonary) and left (aorta) arteries leaving the heart. These heart sounds have even been analyzed in terms of frequency and how much of each part of the sound is produced by different frequencies in the sound ppectrum. }.,,,„ We also have means of listening to a patient's heart and simultaneously broadcasting it to numerous different locations. This is sometimes used in demonstrating heart sounds to medical students in a large auditorium or even in smaller groups. I sometimes think the public does not realize how much ha's gone into producing the level of medicine which they receive today. The advances in technology such as those in the sound recording area that are applied to hi-fi work and other techniques have of course been brought into use in medicine as well. There are very few advances in technology that cannot be used in some way or another in medicine. And in most instances there is someone busy applying them. *f\s\f\f\j~is\s\j~\_r\j^j\ m f\_n m j* fm n f fi^A m f,^ r i^ r 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 actof March 2,1B97. 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 } .40 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties where carrier service is not available, per year J20 00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones t and 2 per year J23 „„ AIIOtherMail inthe United States, per year $27.00 Berry's World ©1976byNEA.Inc. . . „ . f , "For cryin' out loud, Henry! Not another report on a trip! I haven't finished the one on Latin America yet!" his sons, so don't feel duty-bound to marry Neva and sacrifice your college education to stay home and help raise the boys. Keep a respectable distance from Neva, and with a little luck she'll find another man. DEAR ABBY: Whenever I attend a double-ring ceremony, I wonder if the bride and groom realize that there is no justification whatsoever for a man's wearing a wedding ring. The wedding ring is a symbol of bondage of females in marriage. It's the last relic of the collar and shackles with which captive and purchased brides were (and in some parts of the world still are) bound to their male masters. I quote from an old German prayer book (1888): "The wedding ring is for the bride only and is a symbol of her bondage, subjection to and obedience to her master; a sign that she is now no longer free and independent, but that she is bound and chained under the mastery of her husband." HISTORY BUFF DEAR BUFF: Thanks for pointing out the progress we've made since 1888. DEAR ABBY: My husband says that I snore, but I know I don't. One thing I know for certain is the HE snores; and if I don't fall asleep before he does! I am up all night. He tells ME that HE is up all night because of MY snoring, which is ridiculous because if he were up he wouldn't be keeping ME up with his snoring. How can we find out the truth? Don't suggest we have a third party sleep with us as I am very old-fashioned. HATTIE DEAR HATTIE: Buy, rent or borrow a tape recorder and turn it on when you both retire. Whoever is awake while the other is snoring should say, "I am awake, so YOU must be snoring!" And that should settle it! campaign style, barely adequate against Reagan, can win in November generates increasing worry in the Ford camp. The gratitude by Ford operatives to the Reagan campaign for forcing them to organize, so strong in mid-March, has vanished. Rather. Reagan's upset in North Carolina March 23 is now viewed as a calamity. "If it hadn't been for North Carolina," a Ford adviser told us, "we wouldn't be wasting our time in Indiana." Visiting Indiana is a "waste" because it is so solidly Republican for general elections. But the possibility of Reagan primary wins in Texas May 1 and Georgia and Alabama May -1 makes Indiana indispensable for the President. Hence, last week's visit will be followed by another Hoosier swing May 2-3. But Mr. Ford's arrival in Indianapolis last Thursday night was preceded by barrages of Reagan radio commercials assaulting the Ford-Kissinger foreign policy. At nearly every stop, both reporters and ordinary citizens asked about surrendering the Panama Canal and establishing relations with Hanoi (both vigorously denied by the President). At Evansville, Mr. Ford evoked some real emotion by shouting: "Those who advocate breaking off (Panama Canal) negotiations" — meaning Reagan, of course — "are irresponsible." But he has by no means solved his foreign policy problem with the Republican right. Mr. Ford's now routine declaration that Henry Kissinger "can stay as Secretary of State as long as I am President of the United States" generated booing from an otherwise friendly audience in Indianapolis. The President looked surprised. Reagan and Republican hard-liners are not Mr. Ford's only problem. Not only does the excessive use of q-and-a sessions make it difficult for him to establish a theme, but many answers are surprisingly ill-prepared. A key backer in Evansville, for example, privately expressed dismay at Mr. Ford's lapsing into bureaucratic jargon in response to a question on housing needs. • Even an overwhelmingly friendly Evansville audience tittered when Mr. Ford at one point referred to policy established by "President Johnson and (pause) — his successor." One smartly dressed matron turned to her husband and said: "Now, 1 can't imagine who he's talking about." If Jerry Ford's. 20-month tenure as President, has not transformed him into a finished platform performer, neither has it destroyed the impression given of a nice, plain, decent Midwesterner. That image, plus the still formidable Indiana regular Republican organization, ought to dispatch Reagan here. It may not be nearly adequate nationally against Jimmy Carter. But although this frightens the highest and lowest levels of the Ford campaign organization, strategic planning likely will remain immobilized while Ronald Reagan is still around. 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