Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 10, 1970 · Page 15
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 15

Carroll, Iowa
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Tueidoy, November 10, 1970 Hail Marines On Nov. 10, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the formation of two battalions of Marines. Two months later they were in action, a s s a u 11 i n g the beaches of New Providence Island in the Bahamas in their first amphibious operation. As U.S. Marines throughout the world toast their corps this Nov. 10 on its 195th anniversary, they look back on heroism and honor from the Bahamas to Vietnam, "from the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli." They have truly "fought in every clime and place," as the Marine Corps hymn states. In the swelter of the South Pacific and Vietnam to the frozen hills of Korea, heroism and sacrifice have been the hallmarks of the corps. Whether aloft in helicopters, slogging through paddies in Vietnam, serving aboard ships or guarding our embassies and consulates throughout the world, every Marine can look with justifiable pride upon the heritage of his calling. Trains Recover Those visionaries among us who may have been looking for an immediate renaissance in rail service now that the federal government is taking over responsibility for passenger trains are in for a letdown. The immediate result is certain to be fewer intercity trains. The legislation on which Congress, the President and the railroads finally got together creates a semipublic National Railroad Passenger Corporation which as of next May 1 will begin operating trains between cities at least 75 miles apart — the definition of "intercity" service. While the railroads aren't compelled to surrender their passenger operations, most, if not all, are expected to do so with scarcely concealed delight since the alternative is a requirement to continue operating the trains on their own for at least five years. Nothing in the sorry rail record of the past few decades indicates the lines have any such lingering affection for the people-transporting business. The new agency inherits the once magnificent but now ramshackle remains of a continent-spanning transportation system created to serve the needs of a bygone era but over the years so cut, patched up and shortchanged that it bears little direct relation to the transportation needs of today. It would be a relatively simple, if expensive, proposition if the purpose of the government rescue operation were simply to subsidize existing service, absorbing mounting operational deficits in the federal budget. But the ultimate aim is not only continuing but profitable service. Consequently, the first step is going to be a drastic paring of existing service everywhere but in a few major population corridors, dropping redundant trains and simplifying schedules. The bell could well toll for half or more of the some 360 intercity trains currently clattering over the rails. Once stripped to basics, the passenger system will be ready for rebuilding along contemporary lines with more efficient routes, convenient schedules, additional trains as demand may call for, new equipment and, hopefully, eventually an increase in passenger volume and the return of profits. In addition to the passenger corporation itself, Transportation Secretary Volpe, the Interstate Commerce Commission and the railroads, which still will be running passenger trains under contract, will have hands in all of this. With all these not necessarily parallel interests involved, there is not much chance the rebuilding process will be either quick or easy. But at long last something other than handwringing is being done. While the great old rail days may be long past and beyond control, there is still a place for trains in a co-ordinated national transportation system. Even in a jet- powered age, man cannot travel by air alone. Creating Image The attorney general of North Carolina has launched an investigation into what he calls an "unfair and deceptive practice." It seems that some motels in the state are parking decoy automobiles in front of their rooms to give the impression to passing motorists that they are popular and have customers for the night. This is as dastardly a deception perpetrated on the t r a v e 1 i n g public as would be the parking of decoy trucks in front of a roadside restaurant to take advantage of the common motorist's simple faith that any place that has trucks parked at it must serve the best meals. The smart person will not be taken in by such subtle subterfuges, however, but will continue to stop only at those hostelries whose billboards advertise that "Everybody stays at the . . . Motel." and eat only in those establishments where the sign plainly says, "Good Food." A Beginning Dear Abby M :«KV. "V.3fif> J,""'"'" i Washington Notebook U.S. Digs Pit in Mideast By Ray Cromley WASHINGTON (NEA) — The steps taken by the Nixon administration in the Middle East illustrate how easily the United States could get involved in another "Vietnam." Today, of course, this country is not militarily involved in the Israeli-Arab conflict. But the Nixon administration, in its highly laudable attempts at being honest broker, has taken actions which could get this country caught up in the Mediterranean as deeply as we are in Southeast Asia, with no one intending this result. How could this be? Secretary of State William Rogers a few months back presented a quite excellent plan for a cease-fire and negotiated settlement between the Israeli and the Egyptians working through United Nations mediators. This first step, of course, was not dangerous. It did not involve us except as middlemen. Egypt readily accepted. But Israel was hesitant. Then the United States began to make mistakes, all with the highest objectives. It pressured Israel to agree to the cease-fire and talks. Israel still resisted. The United States pressed harder. • It was then the Nixon administration made a most serious blunder. In essence, this government promised Israel there would be no violation of the cease­ fire, that the United States would have spy planes over the scene and would be able to pick up the slightest violation. We promised Israel that if any imbalance resulted, the United States would provide whatever arms were necessary to rectify this imbalance and would make certain that any serious violations 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. by the Soviet Union and Egypt would be rectified. We told Israel, of course, that we would not countenance violations on their side either. When we gave our word that we would not permit violations and that we would make up for any loss Israel suffered from agreeing, we committed ourselves to more than mediation. Nixon's advisers, as specialists in history, knew the Soviet Union has consistently violated cease-fires, having found that this practice results to their advantage in three cases out of four. Nevertheless, the Nixon men took this risk. What has come out in the press thus far is not the whole story. It can be said with assurance that we were quite emphatic in private in our dealings with the Israeli. It may be that our negotiators exceeded their authority in the implied promises they made in their talks with the Israeli. However it all happened, the Israeli government is now in a position to call upon the faith and honor of the .United States. For Israel now in essence has an American moral IOU. The Israeli government can say: We trusted you. We reluctantly entered this cease-fire at your insistence and against our better judgment. We came in only because you made these pledges — after you promised in effect that you would guarantee our security. So you are committed on your honor to see that we do not lose thereby. Whatever the intentions of the Nixon administration, and so far as this reporter can determine, this government is firmly committed to the premise that we want to be friends with both sides in this nasty war, the result nevertheless, is that the United States has now for all intents and purposes overtied itself militarily to the Israeli. That this was unintentional makes it no less distressing. At this moment, Nixon's men are busily engaged in attempting to get themselves part way out of this hole. They're making every attempt in private talks to work out some sort of agreement on what to do about the cease-fire violations. That is, Nixon's representatives are exploring with the Egyptians whether they will make at least, token withdrawals to meet some of Israel's objections. (U.S. strategists, however, are not at all certain the new Egyptian government is strong enough politically at home and in the Arab world to make even token withdrawals, even if it wants to.) But Nixon's men are also putting all the pressure they can on Israel to disregard the Soviet-Egyptian violations and go on with the talks. In doing this, the administration men are, by implication, promising Israel more military backing. There are signs that Israel, despite its protests, will comply. There is no doubt that the Israeli, in return, will consider us more deeply in their debt — morally — in case the talks fail or more violations occur. Thereby, the potential pressure for our greater military involvement is being further strengthened even by our attempts to extricate ourselves. Quick Quiz Q — Are the eyes of Chinese actually slanted? A — No, the eyes of the Mongoloid race have lid folds in the inner corners which make the eyes look slanted or almond-shaped. Q — When did Columbus first set foot on the North American mainland? A — In 1502, when he landed in Honduras. The landing took place on his fourth and last trip to the New World. Teen's Overnight Stays a 'No-No' By Abigail Van Bur en DEAR ABBY: I have a small cottage at the rear of my home which we are renting (at very low rent) to my newly married nephew and his wife. They are both teen-agers. We let them live in it for free for over a month. The problem is that the second night they were married they invited over another teenage couple who are not married, and they let them spend the night there. Abby Van Buren I told them that I would not object to their having overnight guests providing they were married, but I was not going to stand for their having unmarried kids staying with them all night. I have children of my own and I do not think it sets a good example for them to see unmarried teens "living" together back there. I realize that if my nephew and his wife approve of that sort of thing, they could invite their friends over and let them do whatever they want — and it wouldn't take all night, but I still think I am right to forbid them to let their unmarried friends stay together Religion Today Calendar of a 'New Era' By Rev. Donald Poling Rev. Donald Poling To be educated and informed about the entire religious scene, one should touch base with the underground — or at least open the cellar door. A lively, tiny monthly publication, Here and Now, seems to run on the tracks of the religious underground railway. Its editorials, reviews and articles are not what you would find in Presbyterian Life or Catholic Digest. This is not to say that it is smashing stained glass or promoting new heresies; it has other priorities than the construction of cathedrals or the progress of denominational mergers. Right now, for instance, it proposes a new calendar. The reason for a new calendar is spelled out by Editor Gordon D. Gregg: "When a turning point occurs in history, when something really unusual happens that causes history to take off in an entirely new direction, people have usually symbolized, that switch in direction by starting their calendars at some event which seems to them to represent the hinge ... We stand at one of those turning points today. A new world is being born." Gregg, was born under the Sign of the Bomb. Twenty-five yeairs ago the Bomb hit Hiroshima. This marks the new age and the calendar published by Here and Now indicates that we are in 25 A.B. (After Bomb). You might here want to put down on a separate sheet of paper the events and happenings that will be found on the underground calendar. Don't expect to find Halloween or Lincoln's Birthday. July 4 is out. Ditto Thanksgiving. Says the editor, "We have dropped the traditional holidays and have included dates which we feel signify in many different ways the turning of 'history in a new direction." The new calendar seems to touch events and people in four categories — assassination or tragic death, political upheaval, discovery and social happenings. Under the first grouping are the dates of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Also the murders of Martin Luther King Jr. and Patrice Lumumba and the death of Dag Hammarskjold. Political upheaval dates flourish on this calendar: Kent State, Hungary, Bay of Pigs, Six-Day War in Israel, Chicago convention, Watts riot, Tet offensive in Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson's retirement. Discovery dates are obvious — sputnik, heart transplant and the moon walk. Social happenings stretch all the way from the Poor People's March on Washington to tlhe grandfather of all rock festivals — Woodstock. The Moratorium Day, Earth Day, and the opening of Vatican II make the list also. all night. Am I wrong? WILLING TO LISTEN DEAR WILLING: Not in my book. DEAR ABBY: I have a dear friend I'll call Mary, whom I have known for years. Mary's two biggest problems are her health and a husband who has abused her in every way possible. She has seen many specialists, and they all tell her it's "nerves," about which little can be done. Mary's husband squanders his money on drinking companions and other women, and there have been times when I have had to lend Mary money to feed her family. Mary calls me and cries every day. She keeps asking, "Should I leave him?" I always give her the same answer, "That's for you to decide." She left him a few months ago, but he talked her into taking him back. Now he treats her worse than ever. I am ashamed of myself for becorninjf so unsympathetic, but her phone calls spread a cloud of gloom over me every day. Would it be selfish of me to break off my friendship with Mary entirely? I am very fond of her and need your advice. SOFT TOUCH DEAR SOFT TOUCH: By providing your friend with a convenient wailing wall, you could be hurting her more than helping her. Mary needs to tell her troubles to an impartial party who is trained in counseling and who is qualified to guide her. (As a friend, you are disqualified.) Help is as near to Mary as her Mental Health Clinic. If you are "fond" of her, insist that she see them. Until she has professional help, her miserable lot will never change. Your Health Gout, Excessive Eating By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — I have gout but can't seem to get a satisfactory diet list of the items I should eat, even from my own doctor. Dear Reader — The idea is common that gouty arthritis is caused by eating too much. Famous people, like King Henry VIII of England, were w e 11- known for their fantastic appetites and their gout. Dr. L. E. Lamb Since ^ e IS a ^ e to manufacture and retain excessive amounts of uric acid (the substance that causes gout) independent of the amount or type of protein eaten, Polly's Pointers Use Clean-out Door DEAR POLLY — Mrs. E. J. D. wanted to know how to clean her toaster after she had toasted buttered bread in it. I had the same problem. I first disconnected the toaster, turned it upside down and opened the crumb door on the underside so most of the places could be reached with a soft cloth or paper towel. This cleaned mine fairly well. But do be careful not to touch the coils. —M. L. K. Polly Cramer DEAR GIRLS — Many of us forget about that door on the bottom of most toasters and a surprising amount of burned crumbs, etc., fall to the bottom. This removable piece can be scrubbed. While it is off, gently shake the toaster to loosen others. Do be gentle so as not to damage any fine wires. Be sure any brush used is soft, such as a pastry brush, or if a chicken feather is available, it would brush away any particles with a soft touch. —POLLY POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — I would like to know how to protect the finish on each end of my nine-month-old son's crib and also protect him at the same time. He is teething and is chewing right down to the bare wood. Is there something I could use to cover the ends temporar- — By Polly Cramer With my wide metal rake (similar to a bamboo rake in shape), I pulled it along as I walked carefully backwards. The board caught a much larger amount of leaves than the single rake. It is not necessary to stick to these dimensions but that is what I happened to have on hand. This works fine on hard ground and on the cement patio, where we have so many leaves in the fall. It really speeds up my leaf raking. -MRS. H. S. W. 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. a special diet alone without medicine is effective in only very mild cases. It is true that some doctors are less concerned about specific diets because we do have better medicines than we once had. It is necessary to have a diet containing all the essential nutrients and vitamins whether you have gout or not. It is wise to limit the amount of fish, fowl and meat in the diet and get more of the protein from skim milk, egg whites, low-calorie (low-fat) cottage cheese, vegetables (beans are particularly rich in proteins) and cereals. Fats should be limited, particularly animal fat. Some individuals with gout are apt t» have sudden severe attacks of gouty ar« thritis if they drink alcohol, particularly heavy wines and champagnes. I don't wish to minimize the importance of the diet in controlling gout, but even with the most restricted diet most cases require medicine to prevent attacks or arthritis and deformed joints'.'; The best approach is a sensible diet designed along the lines I have suggested.'" But you should see if your doctor does not wish to prescribe medication also. High-fat diets and starvation diets to\ reduce body weight can cause sudden gouty attacks in some cases. This is just one more example of the adverse ef-' fects of fad diets and crash diets. Injury to a joint can cause the sudden onset of a painful gouty attack. Some episodes are also caused by emotional upsets. Medicine used to eliminate excessive accumulations of body water or in the treatment of high blood pressure also can cause attacks of gout in certain. cases. ily? —MRS. O. S. DEAR POLLY — Recently, when raking an enormous amount of leaves fallen from large trees near our house, I picked up a board about 4% feet long, IVi inches across and %-inch deep and placed this at the edge of tha leaves. BERRY'S WORLD © WTO ky Ntt, Inc. "It really makes you feel eld when they say they're play- infield standards and you've never heard ef any ef themr

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