Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 2, 1970 · Page 28
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 28

Carroll, Iowa
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Monday, November 2, 1970
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Saturday, October 31, 1970 1 Airline Frills A major airline recently took a two- page spread in a New York newspaper to extol its cuisine on flights abroad. The ad expounded on varied delights ranging from Carre d'Agneau Persille to Huhnerbein mit Apfel und Mandel- fullung to English roast beef and Scottish game pie — with, of course, such appropriate potations as champagne, Oktoberfest beer and lusty burgundy. Airline travelers here at home may soon be reduced to reading about such gustatory adventures; they're not going to experience anything much like them on domestic flights. It seems that the airlines, plagued by losses expected to exceed 100 million dollars this year, have begun economizing on passenger service. Translated into terms of food aloft, this means a ham sandwich instead of a steak, a snack tray instead of a meal on many a flight, and no macadamia nuts at the cocktail hour. An idea of what's involved here can be gained by considering that one airline has been spending $500,000 a year on macadamia nuts alone. The economizing is not limited to food. Some airlines are using paper napkins instead of linen. Three of the biggest companies started charging $2.00 to see the inflight movie, and then abandoned showing movies altogether on some trips. Various amenities are being curtailed in one way or another. All this, we submit, is not entirely a bad thing; in some ways, it is a good thing. Air travel is no longer the adventure it was some years ago. It is routine, now, for millions of people. There is something to be said for the idea of the airlines simply providing transportation without frills — and at lower cost — for those who prefer it that way. Green Cheese? Lunar modules that have been deliberately crashed on the moon's surface to set off artificial earthquakes have given scientists more puzzling information about that puzzling body. On earth, compressional waves from earthquakes travel through surface rocks at four miles a second or faster. Seismometers left by astronauts on the moon recorded a wave speed of only about one mile a second. Two geogphyscists at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory decided to experiment with compressional waves on two samples of ,moon rock and a variety of terrestrial substances. : , The search was aided, they said, "by considerations of much earlier speculations concerning the nature of the moon." ' One moon rock sample gave a reading of 0.78 and the other 1.4 miles a second. The terrestrial materials gave readings from 0.97 to 1.21. They were Sapsago and Emmentaler from Switzerland, Gjetost from Norway, Provolone from Italy, Cheddar from Vermont and Muenster from Wisconsin. All are cheeses. "It is seen that these materials exhibit compressional velocities that are in consonance with those measured for the lunar rocks," reported the scientists, "—which leads us to suspect that perhaps old hypotheses are best, after all, and should not be lightly discarded." Pollution Curb Can private industries voluntarily reform their own houses in this matter of environmental pollution, or will it take the increasingly heavy hand of government to force them to do it? At least a partial answer may be forthcoming as the result of some significant actions being taken by the insurance industry. In a move to discourage oil spillages and the knowing, deliberate pollution of air or water, the Insurance Company of North America several months ago filed in all 50 states an exclusion to all its liability policies omitting coverage for damage claims resulting from pollution. Now another company has gone a long step further. A few days ago, George McDonnell, executive vice president of Continental Casualty Company of the CNA insurance group, announced that his company would, first, offer technical assistance to its insureds in correcting their pollution problems. Also, companies under consideration for insurance will be surveyed for possible contamination and pollution problems. If these conditions exist, the companies will be required to take corrective measures under a timetable agreeable to CNA. "But when such companies persist in polluting," said McDonnell, "we will simply stop writing any liability, property or surety insurance for them — no matter how profitable that business might have been. Let me repeat that. We won't write ANY coverages for them, period." Limited though the practical effect may be on the over-all pollution problem, this action by one company in putting convictions ahead of profits might just become infectious. In any event, you're on record, Mr. McDonnell. 'There's Another One Out Here Who Says It's All Your Fault, Mr. President!" Dear Abby Dinner Can Wait—Love Cannot Washington Notebook Murphy-Tunney: Tossup SAN FRANCISCO (NEA) - A fair- sized caution flag ought to be flying here against the "conventional wisdom" — that aging, whisper- voiced Sen. George Murphy can't make it this time against the young, Kennedy-like Democratic challenger, Rep. John V. Tunney. In the first place, though polls give the 36-year-old Tunney a slight edge and he has been a tough campaigner at the finish, everybody with any grasp thinks this California Senate race is one of the nation's closest. It may be significant that Murphy as an incumbent doesn't have a juicy lead. Yet it is not unimportant to note that the dashing young man with gestures and voice sometimes reminiscent of John F. Kennedy isn't sweeping the boards. As one observer puts it, "There's a lot of steel in the old man." There is indeed. At 68, suffering the vocal aftereffects of a throat cancer operation, Murphy is a hard campaigner. Some key Democrats consider him highly underrated on this score. Tunney is lashing out at him fiercely, though with a broad grin, picturing the ex-hoofer from Hollywood as the friend and helper of the rich, the "invisible man," and the senator "who retired in office." Tl*e trim Murphy, moving energetically along the trail in neat sports coat and slacks, is mad as the devil. Listen to him: "My opponent's campaign should be prosecuted for violation of the federal truth in packaging law. And it's dangerously overpriced." When the two men met recently on a plane, Murphy refused to shake hands. Tunney jokingly tells crowds this proves his adversary isn't a sportsmanlike fighter. But Murphy snorts: "A politician I may be. A hypocrite I am not." — By Bruce Biossat Murphy is getting President Nixon's personal help in the stretch, but he does know how to help himself. He tells funny stories superbly. He blames a good part of California's 7 per cent unemployment on Democrats who voted to cut aerospace outlays which once provided many jobs here. Today engineers are on w e 1 f a r e, and fancy shopping centers near big plants seem half-deserted. Somewhat to the distress of his managers, Murphy insists on talking about his health and his voice: "I'm in good shape ... I'm the only fellow in the Senate who's wired for sound (he often uses an amplifying sound box)." . The health thing undoubtedly hurts and so does Murphy's acknowledged association, ended just three months ago, with the Technicolor Corporation as a $20,000-a-year consultant with credit card. The young congressman from Riverside won't let the voters forget that link, and he talks about other complex deals allegedly binding Murphy to the rich. Tunney says the senator votes against the needs of the people and thus ignores the "preconditions of social combustion" which produce the street and campus violence of this age. Riding a campaign train northward through California's San Joaquin valley, Tunney seemed a bit carried away by the fact his observation car was used by Franklin D. Roosevelt in a 1936 whistle-stop tour. He dredged up a favorite FDR phrase, "economic royalists," to describe Murphy's alleged beneficiaries. The handsome young man with Kennedy connections and an attractive Dutch wife is a puncher like his famous father, fighter Gene Tunney, there's no doubt of it. Flashing his huge teeth, he shouts: "George Murphy's record of service is terrible. He's voted against all programs designed to give people ... a sense of status ... On Nov. 3 he's going to get his." Pollys Pointers Rugs From Bedspreads By Polly Cramer Polly Cramer DEAR POLLY — I want to tell Debbie that old bedspreads can often be woven or braided to make beautiful rugs. My three-year- old rug made from a bedspread looks like new and has worn beautifully. -JUDY DEAR POLLY and DEBBIE — We use old bedspreads for inner linings in the quilts we make. Many curtains can be cut up to make pretty and colorful quilt blocks. —MRS. L. F. A. DEAR POLLY - My Pointer is for teen-agers who are tired of plain white sheets on their beds. Buy some liquid dy and fcie-dye them with two or three co-ordinated colors. They will come out covered with circular flowers and sunbursts. You will never want to use white sheets again. —JOYCE POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — Could some kind reader tell a non-American who is not used to the ubiquitous habit of chewing gum how to get it off the glove box of a new car (it got there when the car was in a service station), off the carpet and a shoe (after the wearer walked across the street to a mailbox)? Thanks. •—O. R. DEAR POLLY — Buttering a hot ear of corn can be a real task, especially for mom who has to butter the corn for the youngsters while hers cools off. To butter a roasting ear quickly and efficiently, simply unwind a quater-pound of butter halfway down and leave the other end wrapped as usual. Using the stick of butter, which looks like a peeled banana, wipe the hot ear of com with 'the open end. The butter melts easily, with no waste and it is not messy. Try it! A visitor from the East told us and I, a Midwesterner, living where the corn grows tall, really enjoy it. —BARB DEAR POLLY — P move the bra from a bra-slip when \ loses its shape and the rest can be made into a half- slip merely by adding elastic at the waist. Your old mini-bra slip becomes the perfect length half-slip for your new midi-skirt. -MARY H. 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. By Abigail Van Bur en Abby Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I know a woman just like "TIRED" who wrote to say she was careful not to be too receptive to her husband's "hello" while she was preparing dinner, or she'd never get the dinner on the table. I know her husband, too. I have been his mistress for the last four years. She served him beautiful meals and kept his house immaculately clean, washed and ironed his clothes, but she totally ignored his emotional needs. I am a lousy cook and a worse housekeeper, but I lavish love on this wonderful affectionate man like mad. Next week his divorce will be final, after which we will be married. (His wife still can't understand what she did wrong, although he has tried for 15 years to tell her.) So tell that lady to put the dinner in the warming oven, and the coffee on "simmer," and to give that man of hers a welcome-home kiss that will land them both on the moon. THE OTHER WOMAN DEAR ABBY: I am "TIRED," too. I am tired of having a husband who does not want to jump into bed with me. He is in his early 50's and I am in my early 40's. I am tired of crying myself to sleep at night, tired of never being hugged or kissed, tired of never being told that I am loved, tired of being lonely, so tired in fact that I have even considered suicide. Our marriage is being held together "because of the children." Tell "TIRED" to thank her lucky stars that she is married to such a marvelous romantic louse who wants to rush her into the bedroom the minute he gets home. And if she's "too tired," she should take a nap before he comes home and be prepared. TIRED IN AKRON DEAR ABBY: This is for "TIRED," the wife who doesn't dare to give her husband too warm a welcome when he comes home from work for fear he might make love to her: Don't worry. His present mood will not last long. He will soon tire of cold fish and he'll not bother you at all, which I am sure you will find a welcome relief. Love seldom flourishes where the "Touch Me Not" flower grows. Perhaps some other woman will be the recipient of his affection, after you are divorced. Then you can relax, unmolested in your blessed singleness, and he will be her problem. On the other hand, if you've inhibited him sufficiently to have made him unable to express his feelings to another woman, you'll be stuck with him, but his ardor will cool with time, so you'll be safe. You say, "He gets his share of affection." I'd like to hear HIS side of it. FROSTBITTEN DEAR ABBY: My heart bleeds for "TIRED," who's careful not to give hei husband a kiss when he comes home from work, lest he lead her right into the bedroom and her dinner will get cold. I say, what's wrong with having dessert before dinner? My trouble is just the opposite of hers. My hero comes home with only dinner on his mind. And he doesn't think of anything else afterwards, either. HUNGRY FOR LOVE Woman's World Getting Through to Kids i them while "Stop that!" can't stand I learned long ago that, with children, honesty is the best policy. If I don't like what they're doing, I tell them so, as forthrightly as possible. When my daughters were having a pushing match in the kitchen, I didn't saunter in with a wistful smile and ask \*& r ^jMT' if they were practicing \ \ for a roller derby marched purposefully between yelling, and "I this!" I don't know what a psychiatrist would say about it, but I'd say I get pretty good results. For one thing, they will stop pushing each other. For another thing, there is a marked difference in the drugstore bills if you're not down there constantly charging tranquilizers. And, while I'm not sure about this, my stomping around just may be the reason why my thighs are firm and my circulation is good. If you're getting gray hair from living with children, I can't say that stomping will cure the condition. But, one can tint hair. I never heard of thigh- dying. I have always been amazed at how some women can control their tongues and tempers when "children are being children." There was, for example, the young mother I saw the other day in the dime store. She kept pleading sweetly, as her little boy grabbed first one lamp cord and then another, "Now, Terry, you don't want to play with the lamps." Of course, he wanted to play with the lamps. The real question here was whether or not she wanted to pay for any broken ones. Another woman who comes to mind is the one I observed at the swimming pool last summer. Her child kept whining monotonously, "Gimme a quarter, Your Health Stress—Seed of Illness By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. What is stress? This term is thrown around loosely as one of the major causes for man's illnesses. Stress is blamed for ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease and emotional discomfort. The truth is there are many kinds of stress. Some are good for you. Physical exercise is a "physical stress" and, when done properly, is beneficial. It can offset the ad- Dr. L. E. Lamb verse effects of "psychic stress." You can't escape stress. A recent study of doctors presenting cases to the rest of the medical hospital staff showed their heart rates rose to levels as high as 187 beats per minute. The lowest heart rate for any doctor presenting a case was 130 beats per minute. In general, psychic stress from any cause stimulates the endocrine glands, particularly the small pituitary gland under the brain and the adrenal glands over the kidneys. Adrenalin and other hormones are poured out into the blood. These chemicals stimulate the heart. They may cause the blood pressure to rise. They may cause the stomach to form increased amounts of acid. The excess chemicals, like adrenalin products, are stored in the heart and brain, which affects their function. Exercise uses up these excess chemicals and allows the body to return to more normal function. A psychic stress literally mobilizes the body for action. If the action isn't carried out, the accumulated mobilized products can be harmful. In a way, inability to take action can be considered as frustration. In the end it is frustration that causes health problems. Whenever the heart speeds up, it is working harder. This is fine if you have a good heart, but in advanced heart disease this is not always good. Anger, excitement or excess emotions are capable of working the heart so hard that it will cause a heart attack. Many a person has died in this way during a fit of rage. Intermittent chest pain from heart disease can be caused this way, too. During periods of "tension" or stress, the skeletal muscles often contract and may cause pain. The muscles at the back of the neck are frequently involved. This may cause headaches. The muscles in the chest wall may become sore and cause chest pain in this manner, instead of from the heart. Unresolved stress is a frequent factor in causing medical problems or it may occur as a complication of a medical problem. A heart attack, for example, will induce a large amount of stress and anxiety in the normal person. This further adds to the patient's problem. It illustrates beautifully that any illness has many ramifications besides the physical illness alone. A wise doctor treats more than the disease. He treats the patient. < Dear Doctor — What causes fever blisters that keep coming back on the lips? Dear Reader — Fever is one cause. Actually, they are caused by a virus that lives in the skin. Whenever a person has an illness, such as indigestion, a common cold or, sometimes, exposure to sunshine, the virus causes a local skin reaction or fever blister. — By Betty Canary come on, mom, gimme a quarter, will ya? Why won't you gimme a quarter?" The woman gave him a stream of reasons, including the facts that she didn't have another quarter unless she got change for a $5 bill; he had already spent 50 cents on a hot dog and a soda; they were leaving in a little while and she didn't want him to spoil his dinner. Probably the REAL reason she wouldn't give him a quarter was that she's saving money to go to an analyst to find out why she has these horrible recurrent dreams of kids standing over her whining for quarters. Not that I haven't always been lavish with explanations to my children. It's just that I give them completely honest explanations. Among other honesties I have shared with them just this week are: The reason my daughter should have her bangs trimmed. First, because she has lovely eyes and, second, without a collar and tags she might get picked up by the animal shelter people. The reason my son should turn his record player down to a reasonable decibel level. As I told him, turning it down will protect his hearing. It will also keep me from ripping it apart. 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 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. © 1»70 kr NEA, he, "/ think, it's very important for us to listonto what our young pooplo an trying to UU us—than punch'am out/" t

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