Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Thursday, October 29, 1970 Sub Base Scare A recent, cartoon by Oliphant of the Denver Post shows a star-bedecked Army officer sullenly kicking a crumpled piece of paper into a wastehasket. and remarking: "So much for the Soviet- sub-base-in-Cuba plan — anv more budget-raising ideas?" The American public should reflect on whether there is as much truth as humor in that. The sub base episode does raise questions. Both the White House and the Department of Defense have given tho appearance of being somewhat embarrassed by the sequence of events. When the matter first came to light shortly before President Nixon left for his Mediterranean tour, the report was taken very seriously by administration spokesmen in their comments to the press. The people at Defense went so far as to trot out President Kennedy's declaration, in November 1962 right after the Cuban missile crisis, that all offensive weapons must be kept out of the Caribbean. Later the administration started backtracking. Gone were the assertions that evidence pointed to the establishment of a submarine base. It appeared that what was really under construction were two barracks and recreational facilities. It is possible that a mistake in interpreting reconnaissance photographs explains the discrepancy between the early claims and the later disavowal. Such a mistake does not seem likely, however. When assessing the matter, it is interesting to note that the scare about a Soviet sub base in Cuba occurred in the midst of election campaigns, shortly before the President left for his European trip, and at the same time that the Russians were suspected of aiding the Egyptians in violating the cease- fire in the Middle East. Perhaps coincidence accounts for all this. One must, however, be wary of coincidences which occur at very propitious moments and which, as Oliphant suggested in his cartoon — and as knowledgeable members of Congress have intimated — might be used as pretexts for increases in the military budget. Carnegie Story Multi-millionaires are not always admirable people, even if they give a lot of money to good causes. Obviously, though, wise philanthropy may excuse some of the sins committed in building up riches. This is certainly true of Andrew Carnegie, the subject of a new biography by Joseph F. Wall. On balance, he comes out quite well. The child of poor parents who moved from Scotland to Pittsburgh, Carnegie advanced swiftly in the business world and finally organized the Carnegie Steel Corporation. It must be said that, though he avoided clear identification with the harsh anti-labor policy of his partner, Henry C. Frick, he willingly profited by it. In 1900 he sold the firm to a syndicated headed by J. Pierpont Morgan, thus creating the United States Steel Corporation. In his later years Carnegie began a determined program of giving away his enormous wealth. While he never fulfilled his reputed aim of dying poor, he did try hard. His best known philanthropy, spread all over the United States, was the Carnegie public libraries. In setting up these libraries Carnegie aimed to let American children help themselves by reading, something he had been able to do as a boy because a kindly neighbor let him browse among his books. The Carnegie Corporation and the Carnegie-Mellon University have also perpetuated the financier's name. He had various other interests, some' unexpected — the support of simplified spelling, for example, and oposition to this country's acquisition of the Philippines. For all his faults, Andrew Carnegie on the whole set a good example for others who make fortunes in our free enterprise system. Spectre Persists More than a century and a half ago Thomas Malthus offered the proposition that people would inevitably outrun food supply. This doomful thesis has been debated ever since. The debate has been given new impetus, over the past quarter of a century, by concern about overpopulation and a widening gap between global food supplies and the number of people to be fed. During that quarter of a century something else has been going on: Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, a native lowan, in association with scientists from many countries, has been hard at work dp- veloping hardier, more productive strains of wheat and rice. His efforts have been so successful that they have won him the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. The award is not misplaced; there is no doubt that augmenting production of food contributes much to world peace. H must be noted, all the same, that the Malthusian spectre has not been exorcised. The danger persists. The effect of Dr. Borlaug's work has been to buy the world a little time — time to devise and implement effective n.casures to slow down the pace of population growth. If this is not done, men may look back at the turn of the century a :ti view the award of a peace prize to y grain specialist as a grim irony. Dear Abby Young Man Has Eye for His Elders Washington Notebook 'Days of Rage' into Utah •> By Bruce Biossat Bruce Biossat SALT LAKE CITY (NBA) - In a bare headquarters room fitted out with metal chairs for a press conference, two women are sitting up front, looking as if they had just had a slight brush with terror. In strides U.S. Rep. Laurence J. Burton, the bespectacled, broad-faced Republican challenger to incumbent Democratic Sen. Frank E. Moss, a liberal "sport"' in generally conservative Utah. (Their close race is representative of hard tussles the GOP is mounting against sitting Senate Democrats in a whole cluster of Mountain States which President Nixon would like to crack.) As Burton reaches a small table, he unfurls a poster he says the two frightened women found pasted to his campaign office door that morning. No other door on the block had one. The poster shows a burning U.S. flag, says in sizable print that "Babylon Will Burn," and adds, "First Anniversary, Days of Rage, "69." The reference is to a window-smashing, looting rampage hi downtown Chicago a year ago by the radical Weatherman faction of the militant Students for a Democratic Society. Somberly, Burton says he wftl not be "intimidated" by such tactics. He declares that in the final campaign days "no women are to be working? here without men being present." An$ he alludes to other radical literature, "too obscene to be shown on television," which he says was spread about when Nixon and Vice President Agnew came in. That evening, addressing an accountants' dinner, Burton recounts the poster episode again and says: "I am upset and I am asking you to get upset . . . it's not the kind of thing we expect to have happen here in Utah." Indeed it is not, in a state where about the worst disruptive occurrence was a Polly's Pointers spring student sit-in at the University of Utah which led to 87 arrests at the time of the great Cambodia-Kent State stir. To me, knowing of one eastern candidate whose headquarters have had at least 10 real bomb scares, Burton's poster bit seemed dramatic overkill. Yet Utah folks, like other mountain westerners, see the nation's street and campus violence on television and are uptight about it, even though far from the big disorders. It is the big issue. Moss knows it, too, and has scurried for the center on the crime-unrest-violence issue. With a reliable Oct. 11 poll showing Moss just two points ahead after adjustments for the likely turnout, top Moss aides fear any real score by the onrushing Burton on the violence issue could tip the scales against the two- term incumbent. Each candidate utters stock stuff on the other issues — the economy and the Vietnam war. Burton says Nixon is curbing an inflation the Democrats began; Moss replies Nixon is making it worse and it's hitting Utah hard (it is, with unemployment 6.8 per cent). Burton says Nixon is winding down the war; Moss, echoing other dovish senators, says yes but not fast enough. But the deep cut is on violence. And Moss, in his worry, holds his own special press conference to charge Burton with distorting evidence to portray him as encouraging disrupters. Moss says that during last October's antiwar moratorium he sent a telegram to a "peaceful assembly" of people in Salt Lake City, praising their purpose but cautioning against violence. Burton, in a paid TV spot, says the message went to moratorium leaders in Washington, was read there and encouraged later looting and rioting. The senator says Burton promised to take the item off the air if given proof such a telegram was not read in Washington. It is still on radio at least, and Moss fears Utah voters, whose turnouts reach 70 to 90 per cent, may find this decisive in a neck-and-neck race. Deodorizing Clothing By Polly Cramer Polly Cramer DEAR POLLY — I would like to tell J.E.G. that, to remove odor from polyester clothing, I just rub the problem areas with deodorant bar soap, let stand a few minutes and then wash as usual. This works well for me. -C. H. DEAR POLLY - I am answering J.E.G., who has the problem of polyester clothing picking up odors. I wash mine as usual and then give them an additional rinse in a mild white vinegar and water solution. Test the effects of vinegar on the cloth before plunging the entire garment into the rinse. —J. A. M. DEAR GIRLS — These letters reminded me of a somewhat similar problem I had this past summer with a white plastic purse that, looked like patent leather. The purse developed a really embarrassing odor that I first noticed in church on a warm Sunday. Airing did no good. I sprayed the purse all over with an unscented household deodorant spray, which worked. -POLLY POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — I have four expensive dresses that wrinkle so badly when I wear them and sit down that they look accordion-pleated across my mid- dle. What can I put on them or treat them with that would stop this wrinkling? One dress is linen, one is silk pongee and two are silk. I have asked at department stores and several dressmakers but to no avail. I do thank anyone who can come up with an answer. -EVA JEAN HOUSEHOLD SPONGE DEAR POLLY - When the foam strips in my commercially manufactured dish mop wore out, I was unable to replace the mop immediately and missed it so much that I improvised by easing a household sponge, butterfly fashion, through the hole in the old one. This worked so well as a temporary measure that I decided to keep it that way permanently. I just replace the sponge when necessary. Because of its firmness, this does a good job of washing bottles and jars. -MRS. P. A. M. You will receive a dollar if Polly uses your favorite homemaking idea, Polly's Problem or solution to a problem. Writ* Polly in care of this newspaper. By Abigail Van Bur en Abby Van Burnt DEAR ABBY: I am an 18-year-old boy and I love to go out with married women from 20 to 30 years old. I have come awfully close to getting caught by their husbands. I don't know what is wrong with me. I take such terrible chances. Single girls do not turn me on at all. I even talked to a doctor ab«ut this once and he told me I was seeking "motherly love," but I can tell you like I told him, it is not true. I worry about myself. What can you do for a love crazy guy like me? TAKING CHANCES DEAR TAKING: Apparently you like to live dangerously. Maybe you want to get caught and get that beating you think you deserve. I can advise you to steer clear of married women, but you already know that. Professional counseling at a mental health clinic could straighten you out before it's too late. DEAR ABBY: After a 3-year separation I just became divorced. I have five children and live on welfare. My ex-husband drives a Cadillac and vacationed in Ireland last year — enough said. Now that my divorce is final, all I hear is, "Why don't you dress up and sit on the front porch? You'll never get a husband if you don't fix yourself up, wear your dresses shorter and do something with your hair." Am I such an oddity because I am not husband hunting? NOT LOOKING DEAR NOT: Yes. But I don't blame you for being gun-shy. You might get another dud like your ex-husband. DEAR ABBY: I had oral surgery recently, and my doctor gave me a prescription for some pain medicine. I had it filled at a local pharmacy. I took it every three hours, but it had no effect. The next morning the pharmacist called and told me to return the medicine as he had given me the wrong one. It seems two prescriptions were filled at the same time with identical last names. I had not noticed the wrong first name on the bottle until his call. I was told that my prescription was given to a young girl. She vomited from my pills. I didn't feel any ill effects from her medicine because it was for an infection. Someone suggested we sue the pharmacy, but I don't think we should because the medicine did me no harm. Maybe if you printed my letter it would make pharmacists a little more careful in the future. It would also warn people to read the name on the prescription before taking the medicine. Others may not be as lucky as I was. MRS. R. M. DEAR MRS. R.M.: Thank you for sharing your experience. It could save a lawsuit. And more important, a life. DEAR ABBY: You had something in your column which caught my eye. I quote, "CONFIDENTIAL TO 50 YEARS OLD TODAY — AND DEPRESSED: Cheer up. Fifty is the 'old age' of youth, but it is also the 'youth of old age.' You have a lot of living to do." To that, I say "bravo"! But the real key to the good life after 50 is what you did in the 30 years before 50. CLIMBING MOUNTAINS AT 73 DEAR CLIMBING: Congratulations. You'll never be over the hill. CONFIDENTIAL TO "BUREAU CHIEF": I agree with your husband/ While there may not have been one evil or out-of-the-way thought in your head, or in the head of the businessman who invited you to his hotel with your bathing suit to lunch and swim while you talked business, you should have requested a more businesslike setting. Particularly since you have never met the man before. Woman's World Mudder's Stumbling Block By Betty Canary I really believe I am attuned to the seasons. I welcome each crocus of springtime with a gladsome cry and, although I am inclined to pant slightly when the mercury moves above 75, I do find nice things to say about summer. Autumn is a favorite time for me and once I get the bathing suits packed away I am prepared to talk about crisp days and crisper leaves. In winter, it goes without saying, I usually pray to sink into a prolonged state of unconsciousness until the whole thing is over. But, back to autumn. The leaves turned early this year and, what with one thing and another, I seem to have missed most of it. I don't know about you, but I find it disconcerting to have children start turning up in Halloween costumes before I've even thought about witches on brooms. I have taught my children witches do not ride brooms, of course, just as I've taught them that leaves don't turn because of Jack Frost and his paint pot. All things considered, I suppose it's just as well that I lost not only autumn but the chance for another teaching session. Last year, for example, was a disaster. I started reciting autumn-type poetry and had everybody rolling in the aisles. ". . . the frost is on the pumpkin and the fodder's in the shock," I was saying. Your Health Part of Drug Culture By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. Adults often ignore the fact that they are on drugs. Yes, we live in a drug culture. Everyone who uses coffee, tea, colas, tobacco and alcohol is really using soft drugs. You can add to this the "go pills," most of the sleeping pills and the tranquilizers. Coffee isn't just a mild drug. It contains caffeine which is a powerful stimulant to Dr. L. E. Lamb ^ b rain - I<; can cause nervousness or make a nervous person more anxious. Using large amounts of coffee — five or more cups a day — contributes markedly to stimulating the whole body. This may increase the resting heart rate by as much as 20 beats per minute. In some people it may even cause irregularities of the heart. Dr. Oglesby Paul of Chicago reports that this much coffee is associated with a higher rate of heart attacks. Other investigators have reported increased outpouring of hormones from the adrenal glands in young healthy men after drinking moderate amounts of coffee. These are the same hormones that are increased in stress and some think they contribute to artery disease. Coffee also increases the amount of dangerous fats (triglycerides) in the bloodstream. A heavy coffee drinker often has "burning in the pit of the stomach." If the doctor doesn't think about this frequent cause, the patient gets expensive X-rays of the stomach, gall bladder and sometimes the colon. These usually show nothing that would account for the patient's complaint. Eventually, the doctor decides the patient is nervous and prescribes tranquilizers. The patient goes home and washes down tranquilizers with several cups of stimulating coffee. Usually the problem will go away if coffee is stopped. Some people are particularly sensitive to coffee and even two cups a day can cause them to have stomach trouble. Stopping cofftt is tasy. You can simply substitute a caffeine-free product. You can get it in the freeze-dry form if you wish. If you have been a heavy coffee drinker and stop abruptly, you may have withdrawal reactions. These include excessive drowsiness and often a severe headache. The headache can be relieved with one cup of regular coffee. For this reason I usually advise cut- ting down to one cup a day, then stopping coffee altogether — or using a caffeine-free product if desired. Better still is to switch to fruit juice. Tea and particularly colas have similar effects, especially on the digestion, and should be limited. Dear Doctor — My son, 5, has been masturbating. What should I do about it? Dear Reader — I'm reminded of the young mother who took her small son to the family doctor because she worried about this problem. The wise old man examined the child carefully, then said to the anxious mother: "I always knew he was a smart little tyke. I was nine years old before I found out how much fun that was." In other words, it's normal. You can regard it like thumbsuck- ing, a little is usual, but if it is excessive, then it may be a sign of an emotional problem. In that case, the emotional problem — not the masturbation — needs attention. "The fodder's in the SHOCK?" my son cried, slapping his knees. 'It's not supposed to be funny," I pointed out quietly. "Now that we know where Fodder is, where's Mudder?" he asked, punching me with his elbow. "I'm trying to teach you something." "Honestly, mother, you should be writing Jackie Vernon's routines," he howled. "The trouble with being ignorant," I said, "is that we laugh at the unfamiliar. We laugh at what we don't know. What you don't know is . . ." "It's a great word," he said. "You could do a whole routine around it." "I'm trying to teach you something," I pleaded. "How about, 'Blow in my ear and I'll fodder you anyplace?' " Obviously, some people don't want to learn. "Go away," I suggested. And the fodder the better. 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 MAHER, 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. Official Paper of County and City 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 $15.00" Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2, per year $18.00 AH Other Mail in the United " . States, per year $22.00 The Carroll Daily Times Herald is an ABC Daily Newspaper. The number of subscribers, recorded daily on permanent records and verified by the nationally recognized Audit Bureau of Circulations guarantees advertisers the paid circulation figures of the Carroll Daily Times Herald are accurate. Only an ABC newspaper can give assurance its stated circulation is accurate. 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