Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 30, 1970 · Page 13
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Friday, October 30, 1970 Slowly Changing Many Americans become frustrated with the slow-moving foreign policy bureaucracy. This frustration may be responsible in part for the current turned-off attitude of many of our youth toward America's foreign policy, it appears to be a plodding monolith, unchanging and unlikely to change. Looked at from a longer perspective, however, the foreign policy structure is seen to be changing. One of the most interesting shifts, under way for some time but only now beginning to be perceived by the public, is in the area of United States relations with both Communist and Nationalist China. The most recent manifestation of the change in the official U.S. attitude was evident when Canada announced its recognition of the Peking government. There were no attacks by American leaders on the Canadian decision. This is an important indicator of the changing U.S. posture toward the Chinese. Another was the decision, earlier this year, to grant an entry visa to Prof. Ming-min Peng, an anti-Nationalist who had fled Taiwan. The United States also announced that it planned to withdraw almost all of the 12,000 U.S. troops in Taiwan as part of the general cutback in our forces throughout Asia. Also, the Defense Department reportedly has withdrawn two destroyers from patrol duty in the Formosa Strait and has told the Nationalist regime its U.S. military aid will be in jeopardy if it continues its harassing attacks on the mainland. For 21 years the United States has rejected and all but ignored mainland China, much to the dismay and frustration of foreign policy analysts who perceive that so vast and populous a country simply cannot be ignored. Change in recognition of this is at last occurring. Among other things, this should in some measure lessen the frustration of those who hope for modification of U.S. foreign policy in other areas as well. Readers will recall that some months ago there was considerable fuss about use of the synthetic hormone stilbestrol to make beef cattle gain weight faster. In June it was reported that residues of this substance had been found in a small but significant proportion of steers slaughtered. This was worrisome news because earlier laboratory tests had shown that stilbestrol causes cancer in animals and may be harmful to man. There was talk of changing the law to strengthen assurance that carcasses containing residues of the hormone do not come onto the market. This background should be kept in mind when considering the advice being given to cattle feeders by an Iowa State University extension livestock specialist, W. G. Smolek. It seems the Food and Drug Administration has issued a new rule that allows feeding steers 750 pounds and up 20 milligrams of stilbestrol per day. This is twice as much as was previously allowed. Smolek said, in effect: Do it. The rationale he offers is sound, in economic terms. Feeding the 20-mi.lli- gram level of stilbestrol, as compared with not using it at all, has been shown to increase daily gains of steers 15 to 20 per cent, and feed efficiency 10 tc 12 per cent. That gives the feeder about a 10 to one return on the cost of the hormone, Smolek figures. The Iowa State specialist and his colleagues also sound a cautionary note, however, in which we heartily concur. They urge strict compliance with the FDA requirement that stilbestrol be withdrawn from the ration 48 hours before cattle are slaughtered. This, coupled with prosecution of feeders who do not observe the withdrawal time requirement, is the least the public has a right to expect. Nuclear Pollution There was a time, some years ago, when the general public was quite stirred up about the threat of radioactivity from nuclear power reactors. Relatively little is heard of such fears these days. That is so partly because the fears have been soothed by the Atomic Energy Commission and the utilities, and partly because by now people have grown accustomed to nuclear power plants. That is not surprising: they've been around quite awhile now. The Dresden reactor near Morris, 111., for example, has been generating electricity since 1959. That reactor 50 miles southwest of Chicago is now, however, the target of expert testimony linking its emission of radioactive gases with rising infant mortality in the area. The connection was made at a Pennsylvania Senate committee hearing by Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, professor of radiation physics at the University of Pittsburgh school of medicine. Infant mortality rates in an area surrounding the Dresden reactor, he told the legislators, have gone up or down in correlation with the amount of gas released into the air from the plant. This is not quite the same as pinning down a direct connection between radioactive emissions and infant mortality rates. Nevertheless, the testimony of Dr. Sternglass strongly suggests the wisdom ot taking a special look at nuclear reactors all over the country with this in mind. Dear Abby Blackmail No An swer Washington Notebook High 'Price' on POWs ~ By Bruce Biossat WASHINGTON (NEA) — The fate of U.S. prisoners in North - Vietnam may depend significantly on how Canada, the Bruce Biossat United States and other Western countries react to terrorist kidnapers and their bargaining offers. It is quite clear by now that Hanoi has been watching closely the Middle East plane hijackings and ransom negotiations, the series of kidnapings in various Latin - American countries and what deals were made and under what circumstances governments have refused to deal. In recent days, reports indicate Ho Chi Minh's successors are closely observing Premier Trudeau's moves in Canada in response to the killing of one hostage, Quebec's labor minister. It is known further that Peking and North Korea directly encouraged the Palestinian commando group in the Middle East hijackings. It is no secret that Hanoi, from the start of the war, has regarded U.S. prisoners as particularly valuable bargaining chips in talks with the United States. As long ago as 1964 in South Vietnam, this reporter saw captured documents and talked with former officers of the Viet Cong who told of Hanoi directives that detailed the efforts which should be made to capture Americans and the importance laid on the U.S. prisoners being shipped to Hanoi. These orders made all too clear the major bargaining importance Hanoi placed on these men. These facts in mind, it must be assumed that if kidnaper-terrorists can, by threatening the lives of their victims, extort major concessions from. Western governemnts, it is likely that Hanoi will hold out for a very high price indeed for the lives of the Americans it now holds. If Hanoi learns that the kidnapers are able to up their ante successfully by killing some of their victims, this result is not likely to be forgotten either by Ho's pupils. Hanoi has already employed American prisoners as pawns. On several occasions, in north and south, a few men have been released. In each case, the prisoners have been turned over to groups which the leaders of North Vietnam consider (in their literature and in their broadcasts) as cooperating groups on their side in the war. In private conversations in front of prisoners they have called these groups allies and co-operators and as the American arm of their war effort. When Hanoi has released "lists" of prisoners, again it has been to these favored groups. When in Paris, the representatives of Hanoi have been approached by wives of prisoners, Hanoi spokesmen have referred them to these same groups as their avenue for information. It is, of course, clear to any observer, that these moves have constituted an attempt by Hanoi to use the prisoners in order to buiid up the prestige of what Hanoi calls its friends and co-workers in the United States and to build up some emotional sympathy for these groups as being interested in and concerned for the prisoners. It is known from talks this reporter has had with former prisoners that Hanoi has consulted with these groups as to which American prisoners should be released so as to produce the political results desired by Hanoi. But this, of course, is only the beginning. Only a handful of American prisoners have been freed. Hanoi has thus far refused to talk about prisoners and has said it will talk only after the United States meets its unconditional withdrawal demands. So one can only speculate on what price Hanoi will ask and what the fate of these men will be if Washington refuses to meet the Communist demands. The latest reports list 376 Americans known to be prisoners in North Vietnam, 78 in South Vietnam and three in Laos. How many unknown prisoners there may be can only be conjectured. Your Health Alcohol Poor Teammate By Lawrence E, Lamb, M.D. Do you have a drug habit? If you use alcohol regularly you do. Nearly 80 per cent of American men and over 60 per cent of American women use alcohol. Alcohol is a good drug to elevate one's mood, to relieve anxiety or as a sedative. It also is a good disinfectant. Other than that, alcohol is a harmful drug. It is NOT good for the heart, as some believe. Dr L E Lamb A single cocktail activates stores of adrenalin products and increases the heart rate. Count your heart rate before and 30 minutes after a Martini and you'll see What I mean. Alcohol is said to be a factor in over half of our highway deaths. It first relieves anxiety and inhibitions by its actions, such as speech, walking and driving. The daly cocktail eventually destroys a number of brain cells and unless you have a lot to spare, it may permanently affect your brain function. You may have heard that alcohol is not fattening. Nonsense! Alcohol, ounce for ounce, contains nearly as many calories as fat and practically twice as many calories as pure carbohydrate or protein. Moreover, because it reduces willpower and stimulates tlhe appetite most people cannot adhere to a restricted calorie intake and drink alcohol. I have not been successful in getting getting people to continue on a diet if they have an evening cocktail each night. Dr. Timothy Regan of Newark, N.J., demonstrated that after eight weeks of drinking 12-16 ounces of Scotch daily, there was evidence of heart damage and an increased heart rate. This was seen in healthy, well-nourished men. Often the heavy drinker doesn't get enough of the right food and this adds to the problem. If you must drink a good deal, at least be sure you get plenty of food and vitamins. The vitamin B group; particularly thiamine and proteins, will help to protect you from damage to your heart and liver. It will no''; prevent damage, however, if you are a chronic user of alcohol, but it may i nnimize it. Many alcoholics develop cirrhosis of the liver. Others develop severe heart failure. I have seen many men with heart failure, including shortness of breath, swollen ankles, a belly full of fluid, recover compdetey after acohol was withdrawn. Unfortunatey, too often they returned to the bottle and eventually to the hospital. to Lost Lover By Abigail Van Buren Abby Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I went with a married man for 10 years. He said he was married in name only and he promised to leave his wife when their children were on their own. Well, instead of leaving HER, he left ME. Toward the end I had the feeling that he was a louse so I taped some conversations we had. He said a lot of terrible things about his wife and other men. I have it all on tape. I would like to get even with him by sending each member of his family a copy of these tapes with his voice saying these things. (He is also a grandfather.) "He still doesn't know I have him on tape. Please answer soon as I promise to follow your advice. I feel like a fool for having spent 10 years underground. A FOOL DEAR FOOL: Destroy the tapes. If you were to send them to his family, a lot of innocent people would be hurt. Accept your share of the blame for the 10 years you spent underground. Forget the louse and turn over a new leaf. DEAR ABBY: I have been wanting to write this letter for a long time, so here goes. I feel so hurt when my husband dances cheek-to-cheek with all the tall girls in our crowd because I am barely 5 foot and he is 6 foot 4, and he can't dance cheek to cheek with me. SHORTY DEAR SHORTY: Find a short man in your crowd and dance cheek-to-cheek with HIM. He has the same problem. DEAR ABBY: What should a guy do when he thinks he is in love with a girl who will date him only during the week — but never on the weekend? Every weekend she says she is busy with her girl friends, or her family. Also when I take her to a movie or to dinner during the week she always brings her mother or a girl friend. I don't mind this once in a while, but not all the lime. Can you advise me? CONFUSED DEAR CONFUSED: How old are you? And how old is she? If she is old enough to date without a chaperone, there is no need for her to bring her mother or a girl friend along on a date. If I were you, I would look for another girl. I think you are being had. DEAR ABBY: I painted a landscape in oils about two years ago. I considered it very good and so did others who saw it. My sister admired it. so I gave it to her for a Christmas present and she very proudly hung it on the wall in her living room. Well, she and her hinband recently bought a new home, and they took this landscape painting of mine and put it down in their bar in the cellar among a lot of cartoons and other junky pictures. When I went to their home and saw it there I was heartbroken but said nothing. Can you think of a way I could get my painting back? DISAPPOINTED DEAR DISAPPOINTED: The painting is theirs, regardless of where they hang it, but if you want it, offer to paint them a more "appropriate" picture for their bar in exchange for the landscape. I'll bet you get your landscape back. CONFIDENTIAL TO "BEING HONEST" IN PUEBLO, COLO.: You say, "No man can love you like the man you love." So what else is new? Woman's World Live it Up in Distractions By Betty Canary I'm not an expert at mathematics but some problems I can figure out quickly. For example, I am having coffee at a shopping center while waiting for my daughter who is in ballet class. Through the window of the coffeeshop I can see most of the parking lot. It would take the average adult approximately five minutes to walk from one end of the lot to the other. Why then, has it taken the two boys I'm watching a good 15 minutes to go only halfway? Because they are carrying a laundry basket and a football, that's why. And, setting down the basket, playing a little ball, then finding the basket again takes time. I hope the solution comes as easily to the boys' mother. However, I can imagine her standing uneasily in her kitchen wondering what has happened to those kids. About a half hour from now they'll come loping breathlessly in the back door (I'm sur they'll run the last block home) and the conversation will go something like this: "Where on earth have you boys BEEN?" "To the coin laundry, where else?" "You know what I mean! I've been worried sick and ..." "We ran all the way home!" "You've been gone two hours and I was waiting to put these back on the beds and . . ." "What's for supper?" "You mean, 'What WAS for supper.' don't you?" she shrieks. "How did these Polly's Pointers Food Packin DEAR POLLY — Ann asked for information concerning the mailing of oakes and cookies to her brother-in-law in Vietnam. I work for the Red Cross Service for Military Families and hope some of the suggestions that we give out in answer to inquiries will help Ann and others who are sending food packages to Vietnam. "Nothing is more important than a package from home. Along with the time spent preparing the contents and the love that is packed with it, it is important that such packages arrive in good shape and that food items are still fresh and tasty. The following should be helpful for packing food that is not vacuum packed or in sealed containers: Polly Cramer By Polly Cramer hot weather are not desirable for mailing during the warmer months. Liquids and glass should not be sent. ''Send food items airmail, even though it costs a bit more. This extra cost is well worth it — food arrives more quickly and in good shape. Packages weighing five pounds or more can go PAL mail, where you pay regular postage to the APO or FPO address and then for a bit more, the package goes the entire way airmail. Check your post office for more specific information.''' -DONNA POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — When replacing shades on lamps, is there a rule to follow as to the sizes needed? —MRS. L. B. You will receive a dollar if Polly uses your favorite homemaking idea, Polly's Problem or solution to a problem. Write Polly in care of this newspaper. get so dirty!" The boys stare in amazement as she takes the crumpled soiled linens out of the basket. I could tell her they got so dirty by being spilled in the parking lot (between a Volkswagen and a green Chevrolet sedan) but she's not asking me. She's asking them. Naturally, they will answer, "How should I know?" They aren't lying. They really don'f know. They also don't know they lost a pink pillowcase. It blew out of the basket when they set it down to toss the football with another boy who called to them from the drugstore. I was going to call after them but before I could gather up my packages, a ready-mix truck ran over the pillowcase and I figured they were going to have enough trouble explaining the sheets. Besides, their mother will have enough to do without working on that pillowcase. As to how she can avoid such problems in the future, I can't advise her. She could forbid footballs. Or do all the work herself. At the moment, I have a good supply of aspirin at hand but am entirely at a loss otherwise. 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 $15.08 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. 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. "Pliastic wraps are indispensible for wrapping a few cookies together or several pieces of candy in a neat little packet. This cuts down on crumbling and keeps the items fresher longer. This makes it easy for the serviceman to slip a treat from home into his pocket and carry it along to his work area. Cupcakes pack well and, when frosted clear to the edges of the cupcake papers, the sugar frosting makes a good seal to help keep the cake part fresh. These little packets can be put in a container, such as a coffee can with a lid, a box or a plastic container. A good sturdy box is the next important item. Crushed newspapers make good padding and masking tape is a good sealing material. The filled box mustt be firm. Wrap it in strong wrapping paper, seal with the tape and string will not be necessary. Be sure to write the serviceman's FULL ADDRESS, including zip code, on a mailing label. Put transparent, plastic, gummed tape over this label and let it extend beyond the label on to the wrapping paper. This keeps it on, as well as waterproofing the address. "I am sure most of you realize that chocolate and other items that melt in LO © 1970 by NEA, Inc. 'OK, everybody—stop the demonstration. Take tiye, while the cameras ore being reloadedl"

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