Le Mars Daily Sentinel from Le Mars, Iowa on September 27, 1972 · Page 11
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Le Mars Daily Sentinel from Le Mars, Iowa · Page 11

Le Mars, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 27, 1972
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editorial Need some new values, he soys by Don Oakley, Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Let's ploy pack the county in a pool' Herman Kahn first gained fame -- some would say notoriety -- by ''thinking about the unthinkable" -analyzing the possibilities and consequences of a thermonuclear war. As director of the Hudson institute, a prestigious think tank" in Xeu- York, Kahn is still thinking unthinkable, or at least, unfashionable, thoughts. He expressed some of them in an interview in the September Intellectual Digest. Asked about the mood of hopelessness that allegedly infects Americans today. Kahn says that the mood is not as deep as it looks to the upper middle class in the city -the intellectuals and reformers and pointy-headed professors, among whom Kahn includes himself. "The upper middle class, the group running the media, educators, city planners, some students -- all are basically out of touch with reality. It's a very specific illness of a very specific group, less than 10 percent of the country." The pendulum has swung too far in this country, thinks Kahn. We've abandoned too many traditional values and we haven't replaced them with satisfactory new values. "·The average American." he says, "is extremely concerned about the future of the country. He also feels that something is going wrong, but what's going wrong is the upper middle class. "The average American is asking why the Harvard graduate wants to burn down the school. Why doesn't anybody understand that being against busing does not mean being against Negroes? Why don't newspapers and television and movies reflect the world as it is? . Americans are bothered by a credibility gap. Not the gap between the hippies and the President, not the gap between Spiro Agnew and the press, but between the average American and the prestige newspapers and the documentary on television. That's where the gap is." Kahn's thoughts could be expanded on indefinitely. As he says, the average American is more concerned than hopeless, but he's also fed up. Jn a nation which has made tremendous strides tn the last JO years in reversing discrimination, he's fed up with being told he's a simple racist. In a nation which ha3 spent tens of billions of dollars and given the lives of tens of thousands of its sons in a no- end war that the bright boys sold in the name offreedom r he's fed up with being told that Americans are devoted to imperialism, fascism and war profiteering. He's fed up with being told that his ancestors stole the country from its original owners and then proceeded to rape it and that he is thoughtlessly continuing the process. He's fed up with being afraid to walk the decaying city streets at night and then being told that urban blight and crime are his fault and that he doesn't care about the poor and the disadvantaged. He's fed up with seeing his hard-earned money wasted by spendthrift politicians on dubious programs, while the value of the dollar erodes, and then being told that the country has gotten off the track because of his false system values. Above all, as a member of a society which has provided more opportunities and more good things for more human beings in history, he's fed up with being told he's had it as a people. There's a counter-reformation, a counter- counterculture" building, says Kahn. -It's the biggest thing going in America today and it will either dominate or heavily influence the next decade or two." Perhaps llth The voice commandment O fthe for children First America's blacks, then its women, and next its Indians rebelled against the injustices they felt they were receiving- Now it seems time that pre-schoolers should form similar nihilistic ideas. Frequently the offsprings of "working" mothers, the wards of day-care centers and the victims of parental brutality, these toddlers are introduced to life in an unnatural environment- O O In the article "To Live Again," (Good Housekeeping, Sept. 1972), Dr. Herbert M. Adler. associate professor of psychiatry at Hahnemann Medical college in Philadelphia, asserts that 'the warmth and security of a family provide four essentials to those who grow and develop its influence: ... a feeling of personal security, the ability to tolerate frustration, greater strength to control one's impulses. and a greater capacity for love." He concludes that if an individual receives love as a child, he will give it as an ad:rit. If he does not receive love as a child, he will constantly seek it the remainder of his life. No wonder Dr. Karl A. Menninger, world famous psychiatrist, claims: "The seeds of suicide are sewn in early childhood." O O On the other hand, not all parental abuse Le Mars Daily Sentinel ' ; - v cr'ctci Loc^: *^ Dt'I Ncw-ipcoer Ve-te .Watld Wayne Scar l_e V.ars. Yie-T ; ''. Oy*r:s. 3err:sen ar-s K:r»cs:»y subscribers s Six -- *··-.$ S~:3.X service is a'-a-'a~'e S-5.50 SJ4.00 5?.X Outside local area by ma:l: !'. 3 5 S:I "^'"^ 5o-JD ».i.X o-» .-a- SJ'K s:--x Wednesday, September 27, 1972 turtle by Virgil W. Dorweiler is purely psychological. Some instances have signs of physical mistreatment as well. Dr. David G. Gil of Brandeis university, after concluding a 2-year study of child- beating cases in all 50 states, revealed the "child abuse syndrome" affects an estimated two and a half million American children annuaPy. And one or two children die each day from parental abuse. Dr. C. Henry Kempe, professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado's school of medicine, points out that "seven out of 10 abused youngsters are under five years of age." And Richard Trubo. whose syndicated series of articles "Child Abuse Cases" (Des Moines Register July 23-26, 1972) cited both Dr. Gil and Dr. Kempe, further added that more children under five die from parental brutality then die from all childhood diseases combined. He summarized his ideas: "The accident wards of our hospitals treat an endless stream of battered children suffering from deep cuts and bruises, broken limbs and fractured skulls. They have been starved, abandoned, scalded and sexually attacked. Vicious beatings by parents often leave children permanently crippled, blind, retarded -- or dead." O O Phrased even more succinctly, seven thousand babies are born each day who will become the victims of severe physical injury inflicted by their own parents. And things are not getting better. Trubo claims that each year more people vent their personal frustrations on their children. Perhaps mankind needs an eleventh commandment that spells out parental obligations to their children. Ulcerative colitis curable? Plymouth County Dennis the Menace by Ketcham by Lawrence Lamb, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb -- The two doctors I have consulted about my condition have diagnosed it as ulcerative colitis but seem to know little about treating or curing it. Having this illness at age 47, I understand that it is a quite common disorder. What causes ulcerative colitis and can it be prevented? What treatment or medication can be prescribed for the condition? Can it be cured? Can any treatment or medication prevent colon cancer from developing in relation to this disease? Must I just sit helplessly by while the inevitable cancer starts its development? O O Dear Reader -- Ulcerative colitis is inflammation of the colon or part of it which results in ulcerated areas in the colon. It frequently causes persistent diarrhea and the passage of mucus and blood, resulting in severe weight loss. Individuals have severe attacks of the disorder, then sometimes they have remissions for rather long times followed by recurrences. I'm sorry to say that there are many- theories about the cause of ulcerative colitis but no definite facts that apply to all cases. It is true that the longer it lasts, the more likely a person is to develop cancer of the colon, but there are many factors that influence the likelihood of this complication. For example, individuals who have involvement only with left colon and the rectal area appear to be less likely to have cancer if they develop it at all. It is also believed that individuals who have this problem for more than 10 years are more likely to develop a cancer. In- - dividuals who have long term remissions are less prone to develop cancer. As in the case of other diseases, when the cause is not known it is difficult to treat. I would recommend that you stop using milk and all milk products. This seems to help people with this problem- Much of the treatment is symptomatic and has to be individualized for the patient, concerning diet and whether or not antibiotics or hormones such as cortisone or related hormones should be given. In some instances, particularly if there is persistent, massive hemorrhage, perforation or other complications, it is necessary to remove the colon surgically. Fortunately. this represents a relatively small number of individuals. I like to encourage people who have this problem by saying that avoiding milk and milk products and foods which you know irritate your digestive tract, including coffee, plus other drinks containing caffeine and alcohol, and eliminating as much as possible stressful situations in life, much can be done to minimize the problem. O 0 Dear Dr. Lamb -- What is Bicillin and what Mnds of diseases is it for? I have heard of it quite a lot and was wondering about it. The dose is three million units. O O Dear Reader -- Bicillin is a trade name for one brand of penicillin used in the treatment of a large number of bacterial infections. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Gathering and processing of the nuts for winter Calendar · Sept. 27 -- Republican reception at Weidler hall lounge at 7 p.m., everyone welcome, especially young Republicans, hosted by Republican Women, Republican Central committee. · Sept. 28 -- Fall campaign season for Plymouth county Republican women home of Mrs. Jim Hays. 718 W. Valley drive. 10 a.m. · Sept. 28-- Boys town choir, St. Joseph church, 8 p.m. Known as. the All-American- choir, direct from Boys town, Neb. · Sept. 29 -- Deadline for entrance for annual bridge marathon sponsored by St. George Episcopal church. Le Mars. Call Mrs. Jim Bowers, 546-6728. · Oct. 1 -- Jaycees" annual Honey- Sunday. Jaycees will sell honey door to door from 1 to 5 p.m. at SI a jar. Proceeds to fight mental retardation in Iowa. · Oct. 5-6-- Brentwood Good Samaritan auxiliary, rummage, antique and hake sale at the new partially finished chapel room. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days. · Oct. 7 -- Annual chapter DY T.T.T. charity ball, "Fall-Da-rall" at the Eagles hall, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. High Chapparels playing. · Oct. 7 -- Republican kickoff banquet. Westmar Commons. 6:30 p.m. · O c t . 12 -- S o c i a l S e c u r i t y representative in Le Mars from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon at court house. · Have something for sale? Ph. 546-7031. by Rena Perry- staff writer When we were children every iall several families went to gather nuts. The equipment was a light spring wagon, a ladder and several baskets. The nuts had to be laid out to dry and then the husks taken off. A lot of work but not when one thought of how good they At the hospital Sioux City hospitals: Mrs. Sylvia B. Buys, Akron, was admitted Monday to St. Vincent. James Buryanek, Westfield, was admitted Monday to St. Luke. Fines in courf Fay Robert Wells, Le Mars, pleaded guilty in a Sioux City traffic case and paid a S20 fine for speeding. (SHOP LEMARS) Thrifty Thursdays tU 9 P.M- would be in the winter to add to our candy and popcorn balls. In the evening pans of nuts were taken into the kitchen. The order was that we cleaned up the mess when we had picked out the meats and stored them in glass jars. A small anvil or heavy flat irons were used to break the shells. We placed them between our knees and soon the pan was filled. To get the meat out of the shell we used heavy darning needles and pen knives for we didn't have picks as many of our friends had. A bowl, cracker and nut picks made popular Christmas gifts. If we didn't make candy to use some of the nuts, we would roll brown sugar in balls and fill them with nuts. 4-H news American Daisies The American Daisies 4-H club meeting was held Sept. 14. We visited the Plymouth county museum and found it very interesting. We went to Julie Wolfswinkel's home for the meeting- Colleen Hunstad presided. All record books are due the next meeting. Following the business meeting Mrs. Wolfswinkel and Julie served delicious refreshments. Carol Courter, reporter . ACADEMYAWARDWINNER. --WMM BEST SUPPOHTNG ACTOR SUPPOSING ACTRESS -- A^M»»«l»J»».»».»^»yy iRQYATfWm COLUMBIA PICTURES Presens A BBS PRODUCTION THE LAST PICTURE SHOW llcvnnic Cauldcr* 17:15 9:25 p.m.* With Iowa's CJoris Leach man!'. * Also Starring Ben Johnson Jeff Bridges -* BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! £ "A Loving Look at Small Town Life!" j 7:15 8:50 * " notch on her gun for every * man she got!! Starring Racqud Welch, T Ernest Borgnine, Robert Culp, Strother £ Martin, Jack Elam, Christopher Lee * NATIONAL BANK YOUR COA/lMUNfTY MINDED BANK Salutes . . . Dr. Charles Keenan Jr., Podiatrist "A WWK KNOW WHAT AtAKES/#f SAO ? Arie J. 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