Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Monday, November 9, T970 Intolerable Act Violence directed at the President of the United States is intolerable under any circumstances. No political or ideological passions, however intensely felt, warrant the sort of attack made on President Nixon by a dissident crowd in San Jose. Calif. Some in the crowd reportedly pelted the President's car with a barrage of eggs, bottles, rocks and other missiles. One is reminded of the episode years ago when Mr. Nixon received similar treatment in the course of a Latin American tour as vice president and representative of the United States. There is a striking difference, though. The incident the other day occurred in the United States, not in a foreign country. The presumption is that all or at any rate most of those who so disgracefully attacked the presidential car were American citizens. If their spokesmen had the benefit of this forum to respond to what is said above, they would doubtless seek to justify the venom of their dissent. They probably would argue that, considering the death and destruction in South Vietnam, a few rocks and bottles thrown to protest our involvement there are nothing much to complain about. Right thinking people cannot but most vehemently complain, and call upon all citizens to ponder the implications of the San Diego episode. Such conduct is simply not a justifiable means of dramatizing political dissent. When rocks and bottles fly, rational discussion of issues is victimized. We repeat: Violence directed at the President of the United States is intolerable under any circumstances. Women Bankers Frustrated feminine liberationisms might take a look at the banking business. A "quiet revolution" has taken place in banking over the past 50 years, reports the National Association of Bank- Women, Inc. When the association was founded in 1921, there were few women in executive positions. Figures for 1925 show there were 25 women bank presidents, 74 vice presidents, 93 cashiers, 11 secretaries, three trust officers, five managers, 1,885 assistant cashiers, 11 assistant treasurers and 11 assistant secretaries — making a total of only 2,134 women in executive posts in banks throughout the United States. Today, the NABW estimates that there are more than 20,000 women bank officers. Why are women always passed over by men for the top executive positions? Statistics on NABW membership for 1968 showed that there were 11 chairmen of the board; five chairmen of the board and president; one c h a i r m a n of the board and vice president; one chairman of the board and executive vice president, and 22 executive vice presidents — all women. Furthermore, executive titles held by women have increased to 33 categories, including auditor, branch manager, comptroller, personnel officer, loan officer, trust officer and tax officer. The percentage of women in executive positions in the banking industry is, in fact, the highest of any business in the nation. Some 11 per cent of all bank officers are women. If money talks, women are taking an increasing part in the conversation. Ideal Leader The career of Dwight D. Eisenhower revolves about two central themes: He led the Allied forces in Europe to victory in 1945, and later he served for eight years as president. The details of his administration are familiar. Less so is his work as commanding general. This is now fully covered in Stephen Ambrose's new book, "The Supreme Commander." Ambrose is associate editor of the Eisenhower papers. Eisenhower did not rise quickly to the top. His ascendancy scarcely began until he was summoned to the Pentagon in 1942 to work out war plans under Gen. George C. Marshall, then Army chief of staff. The two fitted perfectly. This association led to the eventual choie of Eisenhower to head the i n v a s i o n of France, a post originally intended for Marshall himself. The supreme command \t.s a job of immense detail. It involved working with prima donnas, notable among them Gen. George C. Patton and the cantankerous British Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery. It also required working with the Russians, helping their war against Germany without their hornswoggling us in return. Not only did Eisenhower manage all this with great skill, he even got along well with Gen. Charles de Gaulle on the basis of mutual respect. . It is somewhat of an American tradition to pick as president a man who has won a vital battle, like Andrew Jackson, or a vital war, like Ulysses S. Grant. Eisenhower's friendly personality, with the iron underlying it, made him a natural for the 1052 presidential election. Whatever may be thought of the good and bad points of his administration, there can be no doubt that he was the ideal leader in the greatest war of our history. Take That ... and That!" Washington Notebook Willing to Take, Not Give By Ray Cromley WASHINGTON (NBA) - It can be said with authority there is growing suspicion here in top government circles that the Soviet Union is not ready for meaningful long- range settlements or co-operation with the United States in strategic arms limitation, in the Middle East, in Vietnam, or in East- West Europe. The belief is strengthening in high circles that the Soviet Union is bent on following traditional 18th- and 19th-century imperialist politics, which centered on grabbing every immediate advantage possible and exploiting every local situation to the hilt in the belief that these small advantages would add up to major gains over the long run. There is, as a result of events over the past year, a strong conviction in White House, State Department and Pentagon circles that the men in the Kremlin are not ready to sacrifice immediate gains for long-range good. Tragically, these conclusions come at a time when (if these analysts are correct) the men in the Kremlin are strongly determined to attain objectives which should by Western reasoning lead the Russians to meaningful mutually beneficial compromises: 1—The Soviet Union, these analysts say, wants desperately to avoid a full- fledged confrontation with the United States on Cuba, in the Middle East or anyplace else. 2—The Russian rulers want to avoid open war in the Middle East and would like to see an end to open warfare in Southeast Asia, according to thinking here. 3—The men in the Kremlin are extremely anxious to have the West formally recognize the status quo in Eastern Europe. 4—The Soviet Union desperately needs the kind of economic relief that an end to the arms race and greater East-West co-operation would bring. The problem is that the Russians are involved in other ambitions and other problems which rrrv make meaningful compromise impossible: The Soviet Union, for example, is so caught up in a contest with Red China for domination of the worldwide Communist movement that it cannot afford to make any compromise with capitalist countries which would seem to sell out world revolution or otherwise to lose Moscow followers in Communist parties worldwide. Soviet leaders know that Communist China will make strong capital out of any Soviet-U.S. agreements. Communist-Soviet strategic concepts define the best areas for Communist growth as those uneasy regions in which there is neither peace nor war, but continued trouble. By this analysis, if the Russians do not want open war in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, they do not want peace either. And they do want to keep the United States tied down in Vietnam because, by their reasoning, American involvement both weakens the United States internationally and restricts the power of Red China. Worse yet, in considering prospects for Soviet-U.S. agreement, Communist- Soviet strategy demands that Russia attempt to exploit any situation whatsoever for every possible gain it can show — short of an open military showdown. That is, the Russians will attempt a missile base in Cuba one year and a submarine base in another, if they believe the climate is right and a showdown will not be involved. Or Moscow will openly break a cease-fire in Egypt, or a gentleman's agreement not to do nuclear testing in the atmosphere, regardless of the effect these actions might have on prospects for profitable long-range agreements. Another Russian trait which makes agreements difficult is their traditional unwillingness to give up anything in return for something they want. Information is available in top administration circles that Moscow today passionately wants Western recognition of the status quo in Eastern Europe. There is all manner of evidence pointing to this conclusion. Your Health Gout a Form of Arthritis By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — I would like to know what is gout and what are the symptoms and if there is any cure. Dear Reader — Gout is often called the disease of kings because it has affected so many notable people in history. It is a form of arthritis. In some cases a joint suddenly becomes swollen, red, hot and painful. The big toe is the joint most often in- Or. L. E. Lamby olved althou Sh other joints can be affected. People with gout have an abnormality in the way their body manufactures proteins and how it handles the type of proteins found in fish, fowl and meat. A by-product of this process, called uric acid, is usually eliminated in the urine (hence the term uric acid, referring to an acid in the urine). When the uric acid accumulates in the body, in some people it forms into small crystals in the cartilage of a joint and this is related to the sudden onset of the sore, swollen joint. Usually the soreness subsides in a few weeks and then recurs. In some cases the uric acid builds up slowly in the cartilage of joints. The joints eventually are destroyed and the foot, hand, elbow or knee is deformed. Excess uric acid can cause kidney stones and kidney disease and many people who have gout develop heart disease. Blood tests help to identify people who are likely to develop gouty arthritis, so ask your doctor to give you one if you suspect you have these symptoms. Men are much more likely to have gouty arthritis than women. Only 5 per cent of the patients with arthritis of this type are women. The classic gout patient is a middle-aged, overweight man, with his painful foot resting on a footstool. When women have gout attacks they usually are older and the attacks are milder. There is an inherited tendency to gout and this tendency can be transmitted by women, even if they do not have attacks. Gout in children is rare. The feet and ankles are the joints most often involved. In severe cases, the knees, hands, wrists and elbows may be affected. The spine, shoulders and hips almost never have gouty arthritis. Blood tests for uric acid and a tendency for gout have revealed that men who are aggressive, intelligent and often leaders tend to have more uric acid than other people. Dear Abby •" i " * 'Fair Lady 5 Should Be His Own Choice By Abigail Van Burcn Abby Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am a recently divorced man, in my early fifties. I am considered good looking, still trim and vigorous, dress well and have done very well financially, so, lonesome, I'm not. Before the ink was dry on my divorce papers, I started getting calls from friends, "Boy, have I got a girl for you!" Don't misunderstand, Abby, I enjoy the corn- any of the opposite sex, but I like to select my own. When I'm invited to dinner, I'm asked to pick up some lady who will be my "date" for the evening, then 1 have to take her home. Or else, I am paired up with somebody's middle-aged sister-in-law, who could haunt a house. Question: When I'm invited out, would It be proper for me to say, "I am bringing my own lady"? If it's my company they want, they should welcome me and a lady of my choice. If all they want me for is to escort someone of their choice, they can forget it. Correct me, if I'm wrong. NOBODY'S FOOL IN L. A. DEAR NOBODY'S: When invited to dinner, always insist upon bringing your own lady, and you'll soon find out if you're wanted for yourself or not. DEAR ABBY: I had to laugh at the man who wrote in about his wife always counting calories. I wish his wife and mine could get together and reach a happy medium. I am married to a woman who must have put on 80 pounds since I married her seven years ago. Needless to say, I am ashamed to be seen with her. The rest of us eat sensibly, but my wife shovels in the bread, potatoes and sweets like there is no tomorrow. I've talked to her and so have her friends and members of my family and hers, too, but it does no good. At age 26 I am ready to take my love-making elsewhere because my wife is so repulsive. Why do I stay? Because I love my kids and I suppose I still love the girl under all that blubber. FATTY'S HUSBAND DEAR HUSBAND: Her first move should be in the direction of a doctor. She eats because she's unhappy, and one of the reasons she's unhappy is because she's fat. If you love her, don't quit talking to her! DEAR ABBY: I was interested in the letter signed "VERY MAD," from the "domestic" who is always introduced as "our Marybelle" as though she has no last name. You say the employer probably does it more out of "affection." Then it would seem to me that the domestic, out of "affection," should be able to call the employer by HER first name, which 1 am sure the employer would neither encourage nor tolerate. The relationship of domestic and employer in an "our Marybelle" situation sounds more like possession than affection — something that was supposed to have gone out with the Civil War. P. K.: CLEVELAND DEAR ABBY: I have been a "domestic" for many years and I never felt put down because I was called "William." I have worked for people wiho were young enough to be my children, and I never expected them to call me "mister" to show "respect" for me of my age. The title doesn't give the Jo1> dignity nor the person respect. It is th« person who gives the job dignity. I think a lot of people are looking for something to be mad about these days. 1 would rather have my employer shake my hand or pat me on the shoulder and call me "William," than stand two feet away from me and call me "Mr. Adams." I know I am respected and I have no complaints about what I'm called. WILLIAM IN ATLANTA Woman's World Polishing Small Lib Facet By Betty Canary It's no secret that I'm not in the vanguard of the women's liberation movement. And it is not because I'm afraid that if I burned my bra nobody would notice. I want everyone free — men included — but I choose not to go in for the more radical methods. Instead, I have decided to work from within, hoping that someday I'll be thanked for it. My future daughters- in-law, for example, will praise my name and call me blessed because I've tried to teach their husbands-to-be not to expect me or any other woman to clean up a bathroom after them. I've talked and explained to my sons. Cleanliness is next to godliness, I've told them. Cleaning up your own mess is manliness, I've told them. Look around and then, in an impartial, unbiased way, tell me if you'd like to scrape out the tub after somebody else, I've told them. Throw your dirty underwear on the floor once more and YOU'RE DEAD, I've told them. I can hardly wait until I have these daughters-in-law of mine. I shall bask in the glory of their voices telling me how terrific I am. I wish I had them with me here at this moment. Maybe they'd help me do the dishes. I've tried everything but somehow I can't convince my sons that scraping garbage is anything but a dirty job. (I can't convince my daughters either, which may count as a plus mark for me.) Actually, I'm afraid I've waited too late to really get all the facts across to my sons about how women should share equally in the over-all scheme of things. And, every time my 10-year-old son struggles on tiptoe to help me with my coat, I waver a bit and wonder if his fu- Polly's Pointers A Use for Tube Caps By Polly Cramer Polly Cramer DEAR POLLY — When my children were young, I saved all the red and black caps from tubes of shaving cream and toothpaste. When winter came, we were ready to decorate the snowman (make eyes, nose, etc.) and this stopped the usual rum- m a g i n g through my button box and perhaps using good buttons. -DESIE POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY - I have tried several methods for removing dog stains on my wool rug but none of them have worked. If anyone has the answer, I would appreciate knowing about it. -BEATRICE DEAR BEATRICE-I know tho readers will have other suggestions tor you but one of my daughters-in-law swears by club soda for this. She always keeps part of a bottle close by so it can be applied as soon as such an accident happens. —POLLY DEAR POLLY — I have a handy Pointer for those who have vacation cottages that do not have a hot-water tap. I find that a large 22- or 30-cup elec- ric percolator works great for heating water that stays hot for a long time. You have hot water any time you need it and do not have to keep heating a iteakettleful every time. are soft and supple. I smooth my skin cleansing cream on the shoes and then wipe off with tissue or a soft cloth. This would also work on handbags and other reptile articles. —JUDY C. DEAR GIRLS — This has long been • favorite of mine when on a trip or out of neurtal shoe cream. Often, when any leather shoes need a bit of shining up, this can be done with the tissue that has been used to wipe the cream off the face. —POLLY You will receive a dollar if Polly uses your favorite homemaking idea, Polly's Problem or solution to a problem. Write Polly in caro of this newspaper. ture wife will really want to do without this nicety. When my husband had bursitis, 1 rushed to help him into his coat. At othef times, and until all men have chronic bursitis, I'll expect to be helped into mine. I am perfectly capable of putting on my own coat and opening my own door and lighting a cigarette. I'm not bragging about this, understand. Any woman who regularly hoists bags tit groceries and baskets of wet wash can do these things and I am no exception. If we're getting down to the nitty- gritty, I would prefer, I suppose, having a man heaving the bags and baskets rather than opening a door in a downtown restaurant. Unfortunately, I have to face a few facts myself. There aren't many men around when I'm heaving wash baskets. When I'm dressed to the nines and out to lunch, I'm simply going to have mont luck. " There may be a moral or a lesson here. 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 th« post-office at Carroll, Iowa, under th« act of March 2, 1897. 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If you have a lot of fish to clean, want to cut the required tune and still do a thorough job, use a toothbrush to scrape out the inside and get everything away from the bones. —MRS. D. S. DEAR POLLY - I have finally few* a way to clean my reptils dhoe§ so they BERRH WORLD ®.1WO It's either a very old movie, or a very rece/if mov/t. T/ie women ore a// wearing t/ie /oteit ' '"
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