Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Saturday, November 7, 19tO Parks in Danger A high Interior Department official has given a disquieting twist to the widely accepted concept of expanding public parklands as fast as we can. Assis- that Secretary Leslie L. Glasgow suggests that this practice, however laudable It may be as a general thing, threatens damage to our natural environment. Advocates of setting aside the maximum possible acreage for the public's recreational use may find this hard to swallow. For years it has been taken as gospel among them that the government must act to this end with all dispatch, lest desirable land be "developed" by private interests and thus irrevocably lost. This doctrine of swift public acquisition of recreational land need not be abandoned in light of what Glasgow said the other day at the University of Denver. Their are other alternatives than reducing the pace of acquisition and development of land for public use. Glasgow's thesis does merit careful attention, however. What he said, in essence, was that public use of parklands is outrunning the government's present ability to keep the land in good shape. "It is a paradox," he said, "that we have some locations which are so overwhelmingly popular that their environment is threatened by the number of people who flock to them." At another point, having noted that park attendance went up 120 per cent over the past decade, Glasgow played this further variation on the theme: "We visit the park areas in such numbers that the overcrowding, pollution and vandalism we thought we were escaping has followed us." This is the problem that must be dealt with. It can be dealt with by allocating more funds to the task of cleaning up the parks and restoring damage done by heavy public use. We must gear up our response, especially in light of the credible prediction that park use will rise even faster in the next decade. The situation argues, moreover, for speeding up public acquisition rather than slowing it down. Ours is the last generation that will have the chance to set aside adequate recreational land for future public use. On Right Track After years of scientists' urgings and diplomatic reluctance, the United States and Russia have at last taken a firm step toward future space collaboration. Following technical talks between U.S. and Soviet officials in Moscow, an agreement to cooperate in standardizing spacecraft docking facilities has been signed. Some may observe that compatible equipment for rendezvous and docking in space falls well short of what is implied in that word, "collaboration." The proper response is that the superpowers, their relationships marred by years of hostility, can only be expected to take one step at a time in so trusting an enterprise. The wonder is that the first step has been taken, considering the spirit of intense rivalry that has thus far marked developments in space. The remarkable thing is that scientists, more interested in advancing knowledge than in playing "international space race," have been so successful in persuading their respective governments to take this enlightened action. Space exploration must ultimately be carried on by mankind in concert rather than by rival nations. The agreement in Moscow sets us on the right track. Boston's Smog People who live in communities plagued by air pollution tend to welcome wind and rain. It is generally thought that such natural phenomena disperse the poisonous dirt in the atmosphere. That may happen in some places, but not in Boston. Research conducted by the Charles D. Sias Laboratories of Brookline, Mass., shows that there is a fixed blanket of dirt particles hanging over Boston which neither rain nor ocean breezes nor even brisk winds disperse. The clear air from the Atlantic that Bostonians rely on for freshness seems to have little effect on that dirty air blanket. Since 1967, researchers have been taking air samples three times daily, five days a week, along with records of wind direction, barometric pressure and so forth. It was found that the dense mass of polluted air rarely moves more than a few miles off shore. Even more significantly, research has shown that the density is unfavorably altering weather patterns. To make matters worse, no one has yet pinpointed the reason for this phenomenon. Explanations to date point to two "people-caused" activities. Auto exhausts put a light-scattereding, heat-absorbing layer over the city. Man pumps heat into that layer from his furnaces and factories. Result: a stubborn mass of polluted air that is suspected of being a health hazard. Boston is another reminder that society simply cannot afford to let atmospheric pollution get the upper hand. "What's the Matter with Him— Doesn't He Know the Campaign Is Over?' Dear Abby Twin Beds Not Answer to Problem By Abigail Van Buren Washington Notebook Nixon Aim: Party Unity By Ray Cromley WASHINGTON (NEA) - There has been a great deal of misunderstanding as to President Nixon's objectives in the 1970 election campaign. Of course, the President did want to strengthen his party in the Senate and o v e r- come so far as possible the heavy loss of House seats normal in an off- year election. But to stop there, I think, is to miss Nixon's main objective in this campaign — and that was to build a political party. As a result of long years out of power during much of the past 35 years, many Republican senators and representatives had begun to go their own individual ways. National party endorsement often added nothing to their campaign. One Republican congressman, for example, in 1960 fought vigorously with his party's committee in an attempt to keep presidential candidate Nixon's picture off the cover of his campaign brochure. A congressional majority is very important. But equally important to a president is a unified party which will work as a team in an all-out effort to push through legislation he wants. Even with the Democratic majority in Congress these past few years, a study of the votes indicates that if Nixon had had tighter unity among Republicans (with the Democrats so frequently split themselves), more of his proposals would have fared better in Congress. This would, of course, be true during the next two years as well. This lack of party unity has been a deep source of worry and a repeated subject of strategy meetings at the White House. Nixon has felt this problem keenly. In addition, he had seen his personal actions in the 1960s bear fruit along this line. In the several years after he was defeated for the presidency in 1960, Nixon traveled the country working to help other Republicans get elected. It was clear that this work had built loyalty and helped considerably in winning him the presidential nomination. He had seen that loyalty translated into some trend toward unity. Anyone who has been close to congressional offices knows how much congressmen are influenced by a president willing to do something for them — and how much less they are influenced by presidents unwilling to provide White House boosts for them or through them for their constituents. Few men are so secure in their seats they don't eagerly grasp for all the positive help they can get. This applies even to men who win by considerable margins. It is obvious to anyone who watched Nixon in the 1970 campaign that Republican senators and representatives who have worked closely with the party and with the President can count on his aid in the future, both at election time and in matters affecting their districts. As noted above, these little day-to-day things make a difference. By his 1970 campaign actions, the President was signaling this message loud and clear. But this is not all. Most politicians love a fighter. This was one of President Truman's appeals. The never-give-up fighting image which Nixon studiously is working to build is the sort of thing that draws to a leader (or president) a following which can be a base for strong party unity. Religion Today Bridging the Gap By Rev. Donald Poling Rtv. Donald Poling Six days in Ohio provides any visitor with a glimpse of the entire American scene. For Ohio is a combination, a gathering of everything. Here you have booming industrial cities (sweating out 'the recession) and sprawling farms near a thousand villages. In this one state all the excitement, anger and joy is wrapped up in the fears and hopes of the people. Ohio has a great deal of unity. On Saturday the people ask, How did State do? — meaning did Ohio State win big in Columbus. On Sunday evening, the gas stops and interstate restaurants carry the scores of the Browns and tihe Ben- gals pro games. Politics seasons the fall air and th« 88 college and university newspapers argue the validity and truthfulness of the grand jury report on Kent State. For what happened at Kent State University is part of the tragedy and sorrow that is cutting America in two. The wounds have not healed and the separations between town and gown were never so bitter and divisive. I was waiting for an evening flight at the airport nearest to Kent State a few weeks ago. The plane was late and the terminal filled with friends and relatives. Most of those present were young married couples, middle-aged farmers and salesmen, generally representative of Ohio citizenry. Babies were rocked and kids played tag around the Coke machine. Suddenly conversations stopped and people started. Into the airport lobby walked five college students. Two were barefoot. Several had 'hair at shoulder- length. A white girl was walking along with a tall black. They were all laughing and kidding among themselves but it did not fill 'the room with mirth. The great (silent?) majority of those present were angered SIMPLY by ithe presence of these college kids. You could feel hate and abuse rising up from the crowd. Town and gown don't mix and better in airports or campus or police stations. Issues and ages have made for separation. Can ithe church be tihe reconciling agent? The answer could be a surprising YES. For the Christian ohuroh is strong in Ohio and the church-related colleges have demonstrated leadership and sensitivity during these national crises. Many of these schools are very close to the general population — 'they are not distantly aloof, wrapped in ivy and caught up in their own self-seeking. For instance, the students of the College of Wooster have opened a Drug Information Center, available to the entire city and aimed especially at high school and college age students. Ohio churches have some of the out* standing men in the United States when you consider the involvement of pastors like Ray Swartzback in Wooster, Robert Ratines in Columbus and Jack Hart in Cleveland. If the divisions of society can be bridged, then Ohio is the place for it to happen . The state motto seems to point the way: With God, All Things Are Possible. Abby Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am in complete sympathy with "CHEATED," who said when his wife decided to get twin beds, something happened to theirg marriage. My husband asked forl twin beds because hel thought he would bel able to sleep better, but! our marriage has de-t teriorated miserably! since we stopped sleep-i ing together. From the* twin beds he moved into the spare room and things have gone from bad to wrose. We argue constantly and go for days without speaking. It's hard to stay angry at a person when you can reach out at night and feel his warm body next to yours. I doubt that he sleeping better because I can hear him moving about at all hours. I am also up tossing and turning. I am sorry we ever gave up our big double bed, but my pride prevents me from suggesting we try it again since it was his idea to give it up. ALSO CHEATED DEAR ALSO: There is more suffering going on in the name of "pride" than for any other single reason. Tell your husband how you feel and quit wasting precious time. And if you both toss and turn half the night, at least you'll have company. DEAR ABBY: Last Saturday night my husband and I went for a ride in the car and decided to drop in on another couple. My husband went to the door to see if they were home. The lady of the house answered the door and said they were just watching TV, and to come in, so we did. The room was dimly lit and the man of the house was sitting in a big chair with nothing on but a pair of under- shorts. We sat there visiting for a good two hours or more and he never did get up to go put on a pair of pants. I was terribly embarrassed. What would you have done in a situation like this? EMBARRASSED DEAR EMBARRASSED: Probably exactly as you did. Just sat there expecting "Nature Boy" to excuse himself at any moment to put on a pair of pants. But since he didn't, I would have learned a lesson: When one drops in on friends without telephoning first, he can expect anything. , DEAR ABBY: About a year ago wej moved to California. We moved into a very nice house in a nice neighborhood. We would have appreciated it if only one neighbor had rung our bell and said, "Hello." We've been here a year now and we still don't know any of our neighbors. Since nobody rang our bell, should we, as newcomers, have rung their bell and said, "Hello?" PUZZLED DEAR PUZZLED: No. It's up to the neighbors to make a newcomer welcome. Since they ignored you, a friendly greeting when you see them is about as far as you should go. If you were to ring a neighbor's bell and say, "Hello," you might be taken for a ding-a-ling. DEAR ABBY: Why is it that most wedding and engagement pictures appearing in the newspapers show only the bride? Wouldn't it make more sense and be much more interesting to have a picture of the couple, side by side? JOHN FROM OHIO DEAR JOHN: Yes, but there's a practical reason why most newspapers use only pictures of the brides: Pictures of couples take up too much valuable space. Also the quality if the pic- able space. Also the quality of the picture often suffers when there are two, not one person, in them. DEAR ABBY: Many young people write and ask if they should "go all the way" to prove their love, and the various other names applied to enjoying the privileges of marriage without accepting any of the responsibilities. May I tell my story? On Easter Sunday evening, back in 1942, I, then a young Naval officer, sat in my car on Rock Creek Parkway, directly behind the Shorham Hotel in Washington, D. C. With me was a young government stenographer whom I had been dating seriously for several months. Even though today's young people will think this was back in the Dark Ages, the desires of men and women haven't changed much since Adam and Eve. As the evening progressed with much hugging and passionate kissing, we both grew increasingly excited, when she suddenly drew away from me and said, "I am deeply in love with you, and I hope you feel the same about me, but if we don't stop right now I will hate you for what you will have done to me and you will abandon me because there will be nothing left. Whether I marry you or someone else, I will have broken a promise I made to myself that I would present my body to my husband in the same condition in which God brought me into this world. Now, please take me home." All that night I thought about what she had said. Then I realized that she was not just another conquest. We were married in June, the following year. She kept her promise to herself, and I helped her. Now, 28 years later, we have four wonderful children, and we still find each Woman's World New Thoughts for Season By Betty Canary We've been talking about how fall housecleaning is obsolete but how most women do a litte something about it before starting their Christmas shopping. I am no exception and today I got to my desk, I knew it was there somewhere! \ «^-\$^ On the desk were . ^>» I some leftover questions — some of my own and some asked by readers. Which brings us to our first question. 1 — Why do we make such an issue over fall housecleaning when what we should do is a little thought-cleaning? Might it not be a good idea to brush out our brains a bit, get rid of worn-out theories, out-of-date worries and furnish our minds with some newer, better ones? 2 — Who was the ringmaster on Super Circus? 3 — You'd think if Congress could enact legislation on preserving alligators they could pass laws making it mandatory to kill rats. What happened to all the editorials on rats, the disease and the terror they spread? Was that issue only a passing fad? 4 — Will Howdy Doody ever return? 5 — Americans cheerfully give billions to aid people in foreign countries yet seemingly have little compassion for poor Americans. Why is it more important to have friendly foreigners than friendly natives? t — Why doesn't every state have a school law similar to the one passed in Michigan this year? (Michigan school children now get books and supplies furnished, thus making true for the first time the old statement, "In this country we have free, public education.") 7 — Can anybody really do anything about crime? (Somebody is trying. The National Council on Crime and Delinquency is a nonprofit private agency making an effort to control crime and delinquency by using the know-how of both private citizens and professionals. Information can be had by writing to The National Council, 44 E. 23rd St., New York, N.Y. 10010.) I — Should I ask an astrologer if an Aquarius and a Taurus should plan an October wedding? (I doubt that consulting an astrologer will help you choose a happy wedding date. However, remember, I was born in November and we Scorpios are natural doubters.) 9 — Will the minister in Colorado ever stop writing me letters asking why women think they know anything about politics, religion, business and education? 10 — Is it possible to have a child who doesn't know everything? (I don't know. I'll ask my children.) 11 — Have you noticed that every time you get $5 ahead, your shoes wear out? (Yes, I can also tell you who first made the remark — Kin Hubbard.) 12 — What ever happened to all the heavy wooden breadboxes that used to stand outside grocery stores? other mutually thrilling — and thrillable. CHARLOTTE, N. C. DEAR CHARLOTTE: Thanks for sharing your experience with me and my readers. (Girls, commit that stenographer's speech to memory. It's beautiful. And practical, too.) DEAR ABBY: How in the world doe* a mother get her daughter to stand up straight? I have a 15-year-old daughter who is considered a very pretty girl, but her posture is terrible. I remind her a hundred times a day to stand straight, but the next time I look at her she is stoop shouldered again. And she sits all hunched over with one leg curled under her. She tells me maybe if I quit nagging she will improve, but how can that happen if she slouches from habit already? I'm afraid if she doesn't correct her posture pretty soon she will look like a shriveled up old lady. Any suggestions? NAGGING MOTHER DEAR NAGGING: Quit nagging. Obviously it hasn't helped. When someone she is eager to impress (like a male type) remarks on her solvenly posture, she'll shape up as though she's never been corrected before. DEAR ABBY: I have a thought which I hope you will find worthy of passing on to your readers. I wish parents of married children would quit competing with the other set of parents for their children's company on holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Although our policy was to alternate between his parents and mine, no matter who asked us first, my parents would sulk for months after we spent the holidays with my in-laws. Both sets of parents are gone now, but those holidays which could have held such pleasant memories cause my heart to ache a little. SAD MEMORIES DEAR SAD: Yes, it is worth passing on — especially with the holiday season approaching. Thanks for writing. 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. 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