Dally Times Herald EDITORIALS That Ain't Bunting Dear Abby TvetJay, October 27, Bombs Not New One of the comforts of history is that no matter how bad things may seem, they usually have been worse at some other time. What could be worse than the terrorist-anarchist bombings that have taken place in courthouses, office buildings, police stations and elsewhere in the past year or two, culminating in the death of one person in a laboratory at the University of Wisconsin? The answer is the wave of bombings that swept the country in the early part of this century, damaging or demolishing courthouses, police stations, post offices and homes, killing dozens of people and injuring scores of others. There were hundreds of bombings. Robert E. Dallos, writer for the Los Angeles Times, has compiled a list o! the worst examples: July 2, 1915 — The Capitol itself in Washington was heavily damaged by a bomb. July 5, 1915 — Police headquarters in New York City damaged by a bomb. March 8, 1917 — Two persons killed in a bomb explosion in a Boston court. Feb. 10, 1918 — Lower floor of the Passaic County (N.J.) courthouse demolished by a bomb. Sept. 1, 1918 — Four persons killed, 50 injured in a Chicago post office bomb explosion. Dec. 31, 1918 — Bombs exploded at the homes of a judge and police superintendent in Philadelphia. April 30, 1919 — Discovery of 18 bombs in the mails addressed to prominent citizens. But by far the worst act of terrorism occurred at one minute past noon on— Sept. 16, 1920, when a massive explosion shattered Wall Street outside the offices of J. P. Morgan & Co. The ghastly toll was 40 dead and more than 200 injured. And one horse, believed to have been pulling a wagon in which the bomb was placed. The explosion sent shock waves through the financial centers of the world. The New York, Pittsburgh and Detroit stock exchanges were closed. Guards were placed at the Montreal exchange and Scotland Yard posted guards at public buildings in London. Newspaper editorial comment of the time reads as if it were written this morning. "The anarchists have declared open warfare," said one paper. "It is a situation that will have to be met with all the force the government may have at its command ... the whole anarchist element will have to be rooted out and treated not with the leniency of toleration that has characterized the government's attitude thus far . . ." Said the New York Tribune: "The explosion that shook the financial district yesterday did not come by accident. Candidates for office, even for the highest, spread the doctrine that when there is discontent it is the government's fault and that a corrupt cons p i r a c y exists ... to oppress the masses . . . that the law has become the shelter of injustice and that it is time to smash through the restraints." This crime was never solved, nor were most of the others. One of the discomforts of history is that so many people refuse to learn from it. "History is irrelevant," say the youthful activists. But those who, while condemning violence, try to find excuses for it by pointing to the flaws in society and fret about a fascistic reaction, are just as bad. There was a "Red scare" after World War I, and many innocent Russian aliens were unjustly jailed or deported (though most of the known bombers were home-grown Americans). But the nation eventually got back its balance. We are still a free people, still an imperfect nation, still trying to enlarge our freedoms and correct our imperfections. The bombs neither helped nor stopped that process then and won't now. Fortunately, the terrorism practiced by our modern anarchists seems like pretty small potatoes compared to that of 50 years ago. Let us hope it remains small potatoes. Goes Bit Higher Frank Lloyd Wright once offered a design for a mile-high skyscraper to be erected in Chicago. Nothing approaching that height is in prospect, but builders are edging toward it. "Edging" may suggest a little more speed in the process than is the case. New York's Empire State Building, rising to 1,250 feet, has held the record for 40 years; there has not been precisely a rush to exceed it. Now, however, the trick has been turned. The World Trade Center, under construction in Manhattan, stands four feet higher than the Empire State with the addition of a huge steel panel on one of its twin towers. Even when completed, the World Trade Center will surpass the Empire State by only 100 feet. Still, it will establish a new record — and only 3,930 feet to go to top a mile. Quick Quiz Adopted Children Should Know Facts Washington Notebook Edge Goes to Milliken DETROIT (NEA) — Selective private polling suggests that undecided Michigan voters are getting off the fence in a ratio of about two-to- one for incumbent Republican Gov. William Milliken over his Democratic cha v sng- er, State Sen. Sander Levin. Some of that improvement is clearly reflected in the newest Detroit News poll wihioh shows Milliken with a 46 to 42 per cent lead, up two points from the last check. When the figures are adjusted for the likely reduced size of the turnout in a inonpresidential year, Milliken's edge rises to 49 to 41. Both the smiling, gentle-spirited Milliken and the quiet, thoughtful Levin are "nice guy" types who have made the 1970 campaign largely a placid affair with little show of open animosity. Comments a veteran Michigan observer: "There's none of the old blood and thunder of the days of 'Soapy' Williams and George Romney. I don't know whether Michigan can stand it." One thing this means, of course, is that Levin up to this closing phase hasn't found the crunching issue he needs to stir the voters against Milliken. Again and again around the state I heard politicians and others say of the governor: "Nobody's mad at him." Inevitably, Levin's big try is the economy, with Michigan's unemployment more than a point above the national average and the General Motors strike — now well into its second month — threatening to make matters considerably worse. Yet there is no sign from the polling cited here that a crucial new bloc of voters is laying either the strike or the general shaky state of the economy at Milliken's door. Those inclined to place such blame on the governor probably are committed Democrats, anyway, and the large question is how well they will turn out on — By Bruce Biossat Nov. 3. Registration in heavily Democratic Detroit is down 80,000, and even after this is adjusted for the city's drop in population, the loss is substantial. There are a few other matters. Milliken's smiling exterior conceals a tough core. This short man of 48 who moved up from lieutenant governor when Romney joined President Nixon's cabinet in 1969 has battled hard in causes like educational reform and pollution. He is seen by many voters as doing a good job. Milliken as a campaigner does not create the kind of 747-like wake that Romeny did When he charged around Michigan in his three campaigns, but the new governor nonetheless hits a stiff road pace. The day I traveled with him he made about 15 stops, and some were targets of opportunity not on his schedule. Hopeful of a big handshaking harvest, he went twice to a suburban movie theater where some 800 women were crammed in, listening to a lecture. Milliken, listening to individual voters with small axes to grind, responds with open candor. To one he said: "Send me a letter setting out your views. I don't promise I'll do what you want, but I'll give it a good look." All of this has to frustrate the able Levin, who has the numbers working for him in this state (as Democrats also do in New York and Massachusetts), yet can't find real weak spots to shoot at. Trying to make the pollution issue his own, one sunny morning in Detroit's outskirts he pulled off his shoes and socks, rolled up his pin-striped pants, slithered down a muddy bank and came up with a jar filled with oily muck from the sludgy River Rouge. Levin's obvious talent for bigger things and a late stirring against Milliken on economic grounds might yet turn this reasonably close race'the obh- er way. The challenger is getting massive aid from Democratic Sen. Philip Hart, who calls him "my leader." Mrs. Romney's run against Hart is going sadly downhill. Polly's Pointers • Shortens Vinyl Raincoat By Polly Cramer Polly Cramer Q — Which is the most useful animal hybrid? A — The mule. The donkey is the father; the mare the mother. DEAR POLLY — I now enjoy wearing a vinyl coat that has had the hem turned up and hope Anne will find my method works as well on the one she wants to shorten. Glue the hem up and, after the hem is held in place with the glue, use heavy books or something equally as heavy on the hem until it dries and it will stay in the proper place. -CINDY S. DEAR POLLY - I am answering Anne, who wants to shorten her vinyl raincoat without using machine stitching. She should buy a roll of IVa-inch-wide plastic or sticky-coated cloth tape near the color of her coat as possible. Using a ruler, draw a line around the INSIDE where the new bottom edge is to be. Turn the hem up over this tape and to the inside and use another strip of tape to hold the top edge of the new hem. If she ever wishes to lengthen the coat again, the tape can be removed easily. -MRS. D. D. V. POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY - I hope someone will tell me how to remove tallow from a footstool that is upholstered with velvet and not remove the color. -MRS. F. L. M. WAXED PAPER STRAW DEAR POLLY - Like many others today, I consider myself a gourmet cook. Recently, I was preparing a dreamy dish that required flaming brandy in the hot fry pan containing the main-course dish. To light this safely requires an extra-long match to keep from getting singed. At the time, I had nothing but paper book matches, which can produce some bad blisters when used for that purpose. I used some ordinary waxed-paper straws that the youngsters employ for malted milks. I lit one wth a paper match and the lighted straw caused the brandy to flame with nary a burned finger. I pinched the flame out after igniting the brandy and have used the same straw numerous times since. —CHARLES You will receive a dollar if Polly use* your tavorite homemaking idea, Polly's Problem or solution to a problem. Writt Polly in care of this MWiptptr. By Abigail Van Buren Abby Van Buren DEAR ABBY: A young mother complained that her mother-in-law always introduced her and her children, who were still toddlers, as "my daughter-in-law and her two adopted children." The young mother was resentful and you agreed that she had a right to be. I think you are both wrong. It is never too soon to let children know that they are adopted. They should hear the word "adopted" long before they even know what the word means so they'll grow up knowing that they are adopted. I still remember when I was 8, running home from school, crying because someone told me I was adopted. I begged my mother to tell me it wasn't true. She assured me it wasn't! When I was 12, I heard that story again, and again I asked my mother if it was true. Again she swore it wasn't. Not until I was 24 and about to be married did my mother tell me the truth, and even then it was a terrible shock. Please retract your statement, Abby. That mother-in-law was wise to have introduced the children as "adopted." MRS. L. DEAR MRS. L.: I agree, it is never too soon to tell children they are adopted, but I think the parents should tell them, and having once been told, unless it is said with obvious pride, it's not necessary to include the word "adopted" in every introduction. From the young mother's letter, I assumed that "pride" was lacking. She could have been mistaken. And so could I. Thank you for making a valid point. DEAR ABBY: I am not even sure how to word this, but I will do my best. There are six couples of us who go around together. We are all in our middle thirties, and we all like to dance. There is no hanky panky in our crowd We're all satisfied with our own husbands and we don't fool around. There is one man in our group, who is really a nice person but when he dances, he holds his partner extremely tight and close. It's not only the tightness and closeness, but he gets so intimate when he dances — it's downright indecent. I just hate to dance with him. I keep pulling away and struggling the whole time. At first I thought he danced that way only with me, but I noticed another girl having the same trouble with him. Finally, a few of us started talking and it turns out he dances that way with all of us. Abby, is it possible that he isn't aware of what he is doing? His wife is a lovely person, and I'm sure she doesn't know the way he dances with us. Can this problem be solved without hurting his feelings? DISGUSTED DEAR DISGUSTED: Why all the pussyfooting around? It's a pretty safe bet that this man is aware of what he is doing. When he asks you to dance, tell him no — you don't care for his style of dancing. He'll get the message. And don't worry about hurting his "feelings." I have an idea he can look after himself. People Today Batten Down the Computer By Lee Mueller ABOARD THE QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 (NEA) — The sea captain, as you know, needs no introduction. He is a mu sc u 1 a r, powerful man with a quick mind and considerable ability. Jack London saw him as a tyrannical, despotic fellow who hammered home his authority with his fist. A sea captain never left any doubt about who was running the ship. Here, then, is a sea captain, Capt. W. J. Law, a man who has commanded the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth and who runs the largest trans-Atlantic ocean liner afloat, the Queen Elizabeth 2. If there is a man in the world who can tie disorder to the mast and flog it a good one, it's this firm-jawed, steely eyed Englishman. So, take it from Captain Law, forget it. Even the days of the tyrannical, despotic sea captain are over now, gone the way of tyrannical, despotic college presidents. If a captain runs a tight ship today, it means only that his boat doesn't leak. "The captain must be more concerned with the welfare of his crew than ever before," Captain Law said. "We know that if we don't look after their interests, they won't do anything. In fact, they'll probably leave. "Years ago, when life at sea was very hard, ships' crews were always scared of losing their jobs. They did what they were told without question for very long hours and for very low wages. "Now they're very independent, these fellows. They don't do what they're told unless they believe it is sensible. They expect reasonable working conditions and time off." While his authority is not as unimpeachable as it once was, however, there are compensations to being a modern sea captain. Maybe they've taken away his iron hand (hook?) and cat-o'- Your Health Slash Food Calories nine tails, but they've given him a computer and radar. "The life of the sea captain is much easier now," Captain Law said, "especially since radar." "In the old days when the fog was thick — the middle of the ocean is foggy, did you know that? — you just went along blowing your Whistle in the gloom. It was the only way of detecting other ships. "The captain went to the bridge and actually stayed there all day, listening and peering into the fog. I've watched them become bleary-eyed and thoroughly exhausted. "Now we can see ships on radar at 16 miles." With the ship mostly in the hands (memory banks?) of machines, the modern-day sea captain's role — like the President's — is largely diplomatic. Like the President, he issues most of his orders on paper. Also like the President, he runs into problems. "Cunard feels it is Very important for me to do a good deal of entertaining," he said. (The captain's cocktail parties and the captain's table are still thriving institutions.) "People like to be recognized and made to feel special and this is part of it. "We only hope the people not entertained don't feel they're not special." Daily Times Herald 515 North Main Street Carroll, Iowa Daily Except Sundays and Holidays other then February 22, November 11 by The Herald Publishing Company. JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor W. L. REITZ, News Editor MARTIN MAKER, Advt. Mgr. 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. By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. Official Paper of County and City Are you fighting the battle of the bulge? The successful battle plan begins in the kitchen. If you prepare the right foods in the right way, you can cut down on your calories and eat just as much. There are only a few points you need to follow, but these must be followed regularly. Remember that all fat, saturated, unsaturated, or polyunsatu- Dr. L. E. Lamb 1 " 3 * 6 **. ' s loaded with calories. Concentrated carbohydrates, particularly sugar, are small calorie bombs. Sugar contains practically no water, unlike protein foods or vegetables, and is almost all calories — with little else included. Cut down on sugar and fat if you want to hold down on the calories. Use lean meat, fish, vegetables and fruits. In general, it is best net to fry foods. Fried meat retains more of its fat than if it is broiled. If you must fry — do it greaselessly, if possible. The next best thing is to fry in unsaturated fat, such as corn oil or safflower oil. That won't help eliminate calories but it will eliminate dangerous saturated or solid fats. In order to limit the intake of saturated fats, substitute corn or safflower oil in all recipes that call for shortening or fats. The amount of oil necessary is usually a little less than the amount of solid shortening or fats recommended. You can convert many recipes this way. In some instances, the fat isn't that necessary. Try some of your favorite recipes with less or no fat. Don't use more than three egg yolks a week. Avoid recipes calling for egg yolks or try it without them. You can use egg whites — almost all protein — without any trouble. For cooking, nonfat dried milk is wonderful. You can make white sauce with it and flour — no grease is necessary. You can beat up a stiff mix and use it for a cream substitute. It is very versatile and a good source of protein without fat. If you have • sweet teeth, eat seme dietetic food or prepare your own with sugar substitutes. Roasting is a good technique. When the roast is about two-thirds cooked, set it in the refrigerator to cool. When the tat forms on th« top of the drippings, re- move it and then finish your roast. The nearly fat-free juices can be used to make gravy if you desire. Boiling is almost a lost art in the American kitchen. It is an excellent way to combine meat and vegetables. Let the water and juices cool — remove the layer of fat and reheat. If you prepare your own food and are careful what you select, you can eat better and still not get too many calories. Kitchen power is a good substitute for will-power. Dear Doctor — Can Hodgkin's disease be cured? Dear Reader — Apparently so, in some cases. Hodgkin's disease is a form of cancer, usually causing enlargement of the lymph glands. Roswell Park Memorial Institute reports some patients who have shown no sign of the disease as long as 38 years after treatment. Subscription Rates By carrier boy delivery per week $ .50 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties, where carrier service is not available, per year $15.04 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2, per year $18.00 All Other Mail in the United States, per year $22.00 The Carroll Daily Times Herald is an ABC Daily Newspaper. 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