Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 29, 1970 · Page 21
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 21

Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, October 29, 1970
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Hard Sell, Soft Sell: Youth Thinks Ads Are Productive Distributed by NEA Young people believe that advertising is necessary but raises prices, according to the National Gilbert Youth Poll. .The poll, which surveys opinions of 3,000 youths aged 14 to 25, found that 78 per cent of them believe advertising is beneficial to the United States economy, whereas only 12 per cent contended it was harmful. "If it weren't for advertising, we wouldn't be able to have such a wide range of products to choose from," one respondent said. Another youth added that "advertising probably convinces more people to buy things they might not necessarily need, so in the long run, it helps the Gross National Product." Almost as many young people — 77 per cent — said advertising increases prices. "It's good for the economy but even more it's good for the companies who sell the products," one respondent said. Only 12 per cent agreed with the Brooklyn College coed who said that "in the long run, the advertiser hopes that advertising will increase his sales, so I think the manufacturer will then pass the benefits on to me in the form of lower prices." A California youngster who said that "without advertising Winter's Near Don't Wait ^ Have Furnace checked and serviced by Drees Heating and Plumbing Co. Call 792-2863 today. We check Filters, Humidifiers, Blowers, Chimneys, Controls, Burners. We stock all Controls. I'd have no idea of what I should buy when two products outwardly appear to be identical" was part of the 76 per cent who said we would miss advertising if we didn't have it. Twelve per cent said a lack of advertising would make no difference. Nine per cent contended we would be better off without it. One New York housewife labeled advertising as "brain washing" but 87 per cent of the respondents said they would buy an advertised brand rather than an unadvertised one if the items were equally priced. Most youths said there should j be government controls to guarantee truth in advertising but they differed about what level of government should do the controlling. The federal government should oversee advertising, according to 35 per cent of the respondents, and 29 per cent said the federal government should supplement state laws. Thirteen per cent contended the states alone should maintain control. The other 23 per cent said business and the advertising industry should police themselves. Most people are not brimming with, enthusiasm about the quality of advertising. Only 14 per cent said the advertising directed to youth is done very well, while 44 per cent rated it as fairly well done, 25 per cent called it average and 16 per cent said it was poor. The National Gilbert Youth Poll is based on a national sample designed to provide results valid for the entire nation's 14- to-25 age group. Times Herald, Carroll, fa. Thursday, Oct. 29, 1970 22 Months in Red Prison k 1 n Mailing dates for Viet Nam Packages Over 5 lbs. . Under 5 lbs. surface mail surface mail November 7 November 21 Send a Christmas Tree to someone you love who is faraway... This delightful 3 ft. Artificial Scotch Pine comes complete with sand, 22 glass ornaments, ornament hooks, tree topper, 15 ft. garland and a set of 12 miniature lights. Bring a little bit of home to loved ones far away. We will mail this tree postpaid anywhere in the Continental U. S. or to any serviceman at an APO address. Also ideal for schools, offices, hospitals, nursing homes, college students, and shut- ins. Postpaid anywhere in Continental U.S. or any APO All the lovely newest Christmas items will be on display in our Christmas Wonderland ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREES . . . Imaginative and incredible array of fabulous decorative items and ideasl INDOOR AND OUTDOOR LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS ... SCENTED CANDLES PLANT SHELTERS PROTECTION AGAINST WINTER KILL * Promotes Earlier Bloom Insures Heartier Growth Protects Against Freezing No. 600 Large Rose Kone, Finest Insulation Known! Rose Kone Plant Shelters are made of polystyrene plastic foam. Millions of tiny air chambers keep heat in—cold out. Insulate roses and other plants for more beautiful blooms next spring. Rose Kone Plant Shelters are ideal for other following types of plants; Hydrangea, Viburnum, Hemlock Arborvitae, Rhododendron and other Ornamentals. €€9. No. 599 Original JLQ- Rose Kone. O 't ea. FA L GARDEN f ,s*, CENTER Across The Street South of The Court House in iffli HI Jim O'Herron O'Herron is Appointed to M-S's Board James E. O'Herron, current manager of the Carroll office of Mid-States Finance and supervisor of five other Mid-States Finance offices in Western Iowa, has joined the Board of Directors of Mid-States Enterprises, Inc. Dr. R. W. Collison, president, stated that Mr. O'Herron's appointment to the Mid-States Board as Vice President, Finance, fills the need of expanding corporate financial management. Mr. O'Herron joined Mid- States in 1964 after eight years of managing finance offices in Mason Gity, Burlington, Denison, and Carroll, and has played a major role in the five million dollar expansion program that Mid-States has accomplished. 2 Couples Feted for Anniversaries (Times Herald News Service) VAIL — Mr. and Mrs. Raynard Schmitz entertained at a dinner in honor of Mr. amd Mrs. Earl Whiting 'and Mr. and Mrs. Algot Taylor on their wedding anniversaries. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Krai of Denison left by plane from Omaha for San Antonio, Texas, to spend a week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Duglas. Mrs. Francis Bruning spent the past two weeks in Omaha with her son Dr. Emmett Bruning. Louise Pagan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fagan of Vail returned to Waverly where whe will reside while attending Hawkeye Institute at Waterloo. BEST TEMPERATURE NEW YORK (AP) - Most Americans engaged in light work, do best when the temperature is between 63 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit and when the humidity is between 30 and 70 per cent, according to a manufacturer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment. Making of a Communist-Hater WASHINGTON (NEA) - Bob Frishman's. right arm is neither dead nor alive now. He calls it "this thing." The muscles still work, he can bend it fairly well and it still performs a few minor physical functions. But mostly the arm just hangs off his shoulder, good only to fill a sleeve. Three years ago, the arm was normal. Bob Frishman used it to guide a jet fighter in bombing raids over North Vietnam. Then, in October of 1967, his plane was hit with a surface- to-air missile, his arm was shattered by a piece of shrapnel and he bailed, out into a Communist prisoner of war camp. He remembers the bone of his arm sticking out like a piece of white soap. There is no question he would have died except for enemy surgeons. But their operation was crude. For expedience sake, the elbow was just cut completely away. Now the arm is misshapen and its future doubtful. When School Has Fine Library By Helen Burton (Carroll Education Association) "The library has the 'feel' of a place where study and research can take place. The carpet, pictures, attractive furniture, and generally pleasant atmosphere give a pleasing first impression. The book collection itself is outstanding as to numbers, and above average in regard to quality." The above is a direct quote from the North Central Credit Association study-team which evaluated Carroll Community High' School in 1968. New materials'are. constantly added so that the library can keep pace with and supplement the expanding curriculum and the growing student body. When purchases are made, first consideration, is given to curriculum requirements, but interests and hobbies of the students, recreational and developmental needs, and extra-curricular activities are considered. Professional . books to help teachers make in-service growth are also available. The library also provides audio-visual, materials for students. Recordings of plays - are especially popular. Lack of space curtails the library services available to students and teachers but good use is, made of all that is available/ r Libraries were found only occasionally in high schools when the present library was started in the 1940's. Three years ago an elementary library was opened in Central Building, and last year a library was added to the Fairview facilities. Thus the Carroll Community School's are working toward the. goal set by the American Library Association a library for every child. Frishman moves it, the disconnected bones prod ugly against the skin. When he lets it hang, the flesh looks like a pink balloon. And to think, says Frishman, "it used to be my drinking arm." Slight, tight grin. "Good thing I'm ambidextrous." Navy Lt. Bob Frishman's humor is forced. He is no longer a mirthful man. Twenty- two months in that North Vietnamese POW compound drained his cheer. And though he is one of nine U.S. prisoners whom the North Vietnamese have freed (he was released "for humanitarian reasons" in August, 1969), he seems to have found little joy this side of the bars. He is still 50 pounds below his preprison weight, his old uniform fits .him like a bag and he is a newly, serious man. "I remember when I was first assigned to Vietnam, I didn't hate anybody, I just went over to do a job. But 22 months up there (in prison) changed me. I realize now what the Communists are. They're out to bury us in the ground." He leans in close. Earnestly. "Even my arm. They didn't fix it up for any human reason. They fixed it to keep me alive, because as a POW I was valuable to them. They could use me for propaganda or for bargaining. I wasn't a human being to them, only a commodity." Coming from anyone else, this line of conversation might be dull to the point of meaningless. It does, after all, merely repeat old complaints about communism, complaints which seem to have gone out of fashion today. Yet Frishman gives the argument, new color and, perhaps, new believability. As he says, "I've heard both sides of the story now, from the anti-Communists and the pro-Communists." He has decided in favor of the antis. In light of his experience, his decision is not really surprising. He has seen brutality as few ever do. Even in an era when the word oppression has become so politically loaded, his is a singular story of maddening cruelty. He says he saw his captors use rifle butts to selectively break prisoners' bones. He says he saw men strung up to the ceiling by ropes for days on end. Prisoners he knew had their hands tied for months at a time. Others suffering wounds and fractures were dragged through jeering crowds. (U.S. officials estimate at least 18 POWs have been killed or allowed to die.) But as other POWs have said, too, violence was not the worst cruelty. "Isolation was the real torture. I'd rather have a beating every day than to be left alone. I remember they used to put me in a stool by myself. If I got up, somebody would hit me. If I fell asleep somebody would hit me. But nobody would talk to me. After a day, my legs (Political Advertisement) (Political Advertisement) (Political Advertisement) ROBERT D. RAY Candidate for Reelection as Governor of Iowa Candidate for State Senate- Carroll, Crawford and Monona Counties DEAH WEST Candidate for State Representative. for Carroll County and. East Crawford County THE WIN Vote G TEAM ublican This ad sponsored and paid for by the Carroll County Republican Central Committee would swell up. After a couple of days, I got dizzy. After about four days, I would just pass out." Next to isolation, ignorance was the supreme torture. Not knowing what was going on. Not knowing anything but what the Communist allowed. "The day we stopped bombing the north," Frishman says, "I remember wondering what the hell happened — did we lose the war or what?" And so there he was, for 22 months, reading only "special articles" from the New York Times, or speeches by Benjamin Spock or quotes from Sen. George McGovern. One day, he remembers, "somebody finally told me about what 'super hawk' Mendel Rivers was doing — trying to win the war. Hell, I never felt so good in my life. It was almost worth another chapter of Benjamin Spock." And so here he is today, crippled inside and out. The hero of a no-longer heroic military service. The victim of a moralistic hiccup in history. The sufferer for a nation which does not honor his suffering. And he is bewildered because of it. "What's going to happen?" he asks, tucking his withered arm against his side. But he knows the likely answer himself: No progress. The war will end, of course, and those still living will go home. Nursing School Class Elects Officers A Des Moines girl, Debbie Gambrall, was recently elected president of the class of 1971 at the Des Moines Area Community College School of Practical Nursing in Carroll. Other officers elected are Mary Scott of Storm Lake, vice president; and Laurel Bladt of Audubon, secretary-treasurer. During their class meeting the group made plans for a bake sale Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IPS building. Proceeds from this sale will go to the school's Christmas fund. The group also made plans for a Christmas party and caroling. (Political Advertisement) (Political Advertisement) WILL YOUR LEGISLATOR SUPPORT THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE? BE SURE YOU KNOW WHERE THE CANDIDATES STAND . . . then FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT IOWA'S RIGHT-TO-WORK LAW AND 14-B OF THE TAFT-HARTLEY ACT * HELP KEEP IOWA GROWING ... * MAKE EVERY IOWA WORKERS' RIGHTS SECURE! * IOWA'S MOTTO SAYS IT BEST "OUR LIBERTIES WE PRIZE AND OUR RIGHTS WE WILL MAINTAIN 1 r IOWANS FOR RIGHT TO WORK .^jL I ( l/V W/AWRFM f'.HAIDMflW

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