Dntly Times Herald EDITORIALS Friday, November 13, 1970 France's Finest Like all great men, Charles de Gaulle was a mixture of contradictions — a man of nobility infected with petty egotism, a statesman with world-embracing vision yet also of short-sighted nationalism, a champion of democracy but with fhe aristocrat's ill-concealed contempt for the ability of the people to govern themselves. History measures men not by their faults, however, but by how they transcend them. "L'Etat, c'est moi," said Louis XIV. "I am the state." Charles de Gaulle could as well have said, "I am France," at more than one point in his career (and no doubt he did to himself), especially during the dark days following the Nazi onslaught in 1940 before which France crumbled. It was De Gaulle and his Free French Forces who kept alive in the hearts of his countrymen the knowledge that while France was occupied, Frenchmen were not defeated. De Gaulle's Cross of Lorraine was also a cross borne by Winston Churchill, the grand strategist of World War II, to whom De Gaulle's thin-skinned sensitivity and demands for a greater voice in the councils of the mighty were an added burden he could well have done without. De Gaulle never forgot it, and made Britain pay for it later by blocking her entry into the European Common Market. .. Disgusted with France's return to politics as usual after the war — which .. meant confusion as usual — De Gaulle retired to private life. It was not until 1958, at the height of the Algerian cri- „ sis, when civil war threatened, that his • second and greatest period of service to France began. Called back by the popular will — like ' Napoleon from Elba — De Gaulle permitted himself to be granted greater power than any leader of France had enjoyed since the Napoleons. It was what France desperately needed at the moment, and for the most ' part De Gaulle used his power wisely and well. He withdrew from Algeria, which generations of Frenchmen had been taught was an integral part of France. This seeker of "la Gloire," or glory, this believer in the great mission of France as the civilizer of the world, then proceeded to preside over the orderly liquidation of France's colonial empire in Africa. Only De Gaulle could have done it. Yet at the same time, De Gaulle the nationalist began edging out of .the American-dominated North Atlantic Treaty Organization and, at a cost of billions, sought to build France into an independent, third nuclear power. To the end, De Gaulle, the pre-eminent Frenchman, was an embarrassment to his erstwhile allies, as when he called for a "free Quebec" during his visit to Canada in 1967. Like lesser mortals, De Gaulle outlived his time. Having ruled by referendum, in which he again and again went over the head of the politicians to the people for ratification of his decisions as to what was best for France, it was the failure of a referendum involving a change in the constitution which led to his abrupt resignation in May, 1969. That France needed something more than "la Gloire," that there were pressing domestic p r o b 1 e m s too long neglected, was forcefully made evident by the students' and workers' riots that swept the country that summer. But these demonstrations took place within a framework of political stability, a stability which continues and is perhaps De Gaulle's greatest legacy to his country. France will never see the likes of De Gaulle again, if only because France will never again be the great power it was for more than 200 years. Which is to say that De Gaulle was the greatest Frenchman of this century. More than that need not be said. Chicanes Aided It is good to see the federal government taking steps to improve job opportunity for Spanish-speaking Americans — Chicanes, as many of them prefer to call themselves. This is an ethnic mi- nortity which, though badly in need of realistic opportunity, has often been shunted aside. It is a fair guess that the present initiative springs from the Civil Service Commission report which some months ago called attention to bad conditions among the Chicanos, especially in the Suothwest. That report made clear many of the specifics of how Mexican- Amerians, not only in the Southwest : but also in some large cities including Chicago, New York and Detroit, have largely been relegated to the status of second-class citizens. One of the most important aspects of this is the slim chance of securing employment at good pay. This is the target of the new federal initiative to help Spanish-speaking Americans get government jobs. If the many-faceted approach that has been outlined is carried through, this will be an important boost lor Chicanos. The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck . . . Dear Abby •* • • * K: y ^M. J ' u ^>^:,*^ll^ Washington Notebook 'New Polities' Not Yet Fact By Bruce Biossat HONOLULU (NEA) - The 1970 elections showed once more how inexact a "science" politics is, and also that it is changing in ways different from those some of the alleged experts contend. At the candidate level, the most astonishing result was the 700,000-vote margin Gov. Nelson Rockefeller ran up over Arthur Goldberg, probably the most prestigious Democrat he has encountered in his four races in New York. The spread far outdid what the governor achieved in 1962 against the ineffectual Robert Morgenthau. The simple truth is that Rockefeller has been a good governor and is virtually without equal in these times as a campaigner, while Goldberg, for all his fancy credentials, proved one of the worst politicians ever to hit the hust- ings. On the issue front, the interesting thing is that the clearest factor — the unhappy state of the economy — did not bite as deeply as might have been expected. Much is being made by the analysts of the fact that a large proportion of the blue«:ollar workers, presumed to be "floating" because of their disenchantment over racial pressures, campus unrest and crime, "stayed put" in the Democratic column. But if we are actually in a recession, as countless Democrats insist we are, then the political reaction at the congressional level is mild indeed. Republicans gained two Senate seats and lost just eight (possibly a ninth) in the U.S. House. In the 1954 mild recession under President Eisenhower, Democrats gained 19 House seats, wrested control of Congress from the GOP and picked off several governorships. In the tougher economic drop of 1958, Democrats added nearly 50 House seats, cut the Republican Senate total by 13 and reduced the GOP to a pathetic 14 governorships. The relatively modest impact of Pres- ident Nixon's economic difficulties is all the more striking when it is realized that his effective neutralization of the Vietnam war issue left the economy as the one highlighted black mark against his administration. It also has to be pointed out that Nixon did not do as well with Senate pickups as he expected (Utah and North Dakota remained Democratic despite high Nixon hopes, leaving him with an advance of two and possibly three if Sen. Vance Hartke falls in the official count). Neither did the Democrats attain their goals. From late June on, their most competent leaders said they could wrench Vermont, New York, Illinois and California Senate seats from the GOP. They won only the latter two. Moreover, their privately voiced late August fears that Maryland Sen. Joseph Tydings and Connecticut nominee Rev. Joseph Duffey might go down were realized. Republicans expected to lose governorships, with 24 of their 32 on the block. The net loss of 11 (at this writing) surprised them. As I have earlier noted, the gains give Democrats potential building blocks for a harder 1972 presidential try, though the GOP evidently has salvaged Michigan and thus holds six of the northern Big Eight. The President must be faulted, as I indicated in prior reports, for not attending to these races. But everyone knows voters today work out their frustrations over taxes, welfare, crime, etc., against vulnerable, near-at-hand governors. They are usually in shaky status. One final note: My coverage of 19 states shows the "new politics" as liberals nebulously define it doesn't exist. The real new politics is old politics updated by modern polling and television techniques. But television has its limits, as proved by the old-style dramatics of Florida's Sen.-elect Lawton Chiles and his 1.000-mile walk, and the failure of rich men's television splurges in New York and Ohio Senate races. Ticket-splitting is the big thing — but that has been coming on for years. Woman's World Grating Remarks By Betty Canary Certain remarks, even if heard on a day when one thinks life is a sheet of sunshine, are sure to either put a woman's heart in her mouth, set her teeth on edge or send her right up the nearest wall. The frequency of such \ '* r> )Hr' remarks generally de. ^Jm termines her attitude toward children in general. That is to say, it decides whether she's going to end up viewing them as a thorn in the side or see them as sort of a low-grade chronic infection. Remarks I hope to never hear again until I am at least 123 years old include: "But why can't we keep all three of the new kittens?" "I don't want chicken noodle soup for lunch. I don't want a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. I don't want tuna salad for lunch. I don't want . for lunch. I don't want . . ." "Motherrrr, there's another bat in the garage!" "Why do I have to ride this stupid school bus?" "Mike is just lying there in the drive- She Won't Give Up the Treasure — By Abigail Van Buren Abby Van Buren DEAR ABBY: When my husband and I were married in 1930, my parents couldn't afford to give us a wedding present, but in 1945 they gave us one — a lovely tea table. We used it for a while, then I accidentally broke it, so I put it in our basement intending to have it refinished and repaired. A few days ago a youth came to my home and my husband, without realizing the history of that tea table, sold it for five dollars to the boy who then sold it to the wife of a Navy recruiter for $25. When I learned if this, I went immediately to her, told her my story and she agreed to give up the table. (The boy also agreed to return her $25.) Then her husband told her, "Keep it." She saw an attorney who advised her that she didn't have to give it up. Abby, I put little importance on material things, but my parents are gone now and this is one piece I treasured. ). suppose in the face of world crisis, it seems stupid to be talking about a tea table, but perhaps the incident reflects the attitude of people today. Could you, under those corcumstances, keep something knowing it was treasured by someone else? MINNESOTAN DEAR MINNESOTAN: No. And I don't know anyone else who could. It is hard to believe there are such people in the world. DEAR ABBY: I think I can help "TIRED" cure her overly amorous husband. Every time he gets lovey-dovey, go right along with his suggestion and ask for more. Before long, he will not get so lovey-dovey so often. At least, that's the way I cured my husband. SAN FRANCISCAN DEAR ABBY: I know exactly what "TIRED" is trying to say because 1 have the same kind of husband. If 1 just look in his direction he takes it as an invitation for an immediate flop on the nearest flat surface. But before you condemn me for my "cold fish" attitude, please read this through: For years I have tried, without success, to teach my husband to be a little more considerate, subtle, tender and patient. I would like him to kiss me, caress me, and make me feel that he wants to please me, rather than use me for his own pleasure. His crude approach leaves me cold. I am bursting with affection. I kiss the kids, the dog, and the cat. I even kiss the parakeet. But not my husband, because he doesn't give me a chance. FRUSTRATED IN SAN JOSE DEAR ABBY: Please give "TIRED" a message for me: Women make a big mistake when they allow themselves to be trapped by routine. If you love him and he loves you, what's the matter with showing a little honest emotion at six o'clock and having a romantic candlelight dinner at eight, or nine? My first wife had to have everything just so. First she'd put her hair up. Then she'd take off her makeup. Then she'd suds her undies. Then she'd check the doors and windows. Then she'd get into bed and read the newspapers! And by the time she was ready, I was sound asleep. JIMMY CONFIDENTIAL TO "EMBARRASSED BY BLUSHING IN MEMPHIS: There is nothing you can do to stop blushing, young lady. But don't fret about it. Gregory put it this way, "When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty." Your Health Schizophrenia Discussed By Laivrence E. Lamb, M.D. way with his arm bent over this crazy way." "The TV man called and the estimate is $83." "Come and listen to the funny sound coming from the water heater." "Ginger says she'll take one of the kittens and it will be hers and everything, but it has to live at our house." "I can't go to bed yet! I just remembered all this homework!" "All the other kids have mocs and I have to wear these crummy shoes." "All the other kids have pull-on boots and I have to wear these crummy moccasins!" "All the other kids have boots that up the side and I have to wear these crummy pull-ons " "You never let me do anything!" "My green jacket? Do you think I left it at the skating rink?" "This place is like a prison! It's like living in a concentration camp!" "Everybody 1 know gets more allowance than I do." "Why do we have to live so far from everywhere if you won't drive me anyplace?" Ginger is going to hide her kitten in her closet so is it O.K. it we keep the other two?" Dear Dr. Lamb — What is schizophrenia (paranoid)? Dear Reader — Schizophrenia Is a mental disorder. Patients with this problem have difficulty distinguishing between reality and fantasy. The nature and meaning of their daily experiences are distorted. Some psychiatrists believe that schizophrenia can be caused by Dr. L. E. Lamb factors in tne c h i 1 d's upbringing. I m p o r - tant factors cited include parents who constantly quarrel and where one or both are impervious to a child's emotional needs, domineering or conceal their feelings. The concept is that the child withdraws from his unpleasant world and invents a more pleasant one. Of course,, a lot of people come from broken homes or less than ideal family situations and do not have schizophrenia. So the tendency may be hereditary. Schizophrenia does not necessarily mean impairment of intelligence and some people with schizophrenia have amazing intellectual capabilities. The more severe the disorder, though, the more the intellectual achievements of the patient will be hampered. The paranoid type of schizophrenia is typified by more obvious delusions and is usually associated with resentment. Dear Dr. Lamb — What is an anxiety depression? Can anything be done about it? Dear Reader — This is a psychological disturbance. Yes, a knowledgeable doctor can help a great deal. The doctor has to be willing to give psychological support and human companionship. This is best accomplished if the doctor understands the patient's problems, including any social and medical aspects and by his spending some time in sympathetic listening. The successful doctor provides comfort by sharing the pa- Polly's Pointers ' To Clean Plastic Flowers By Polly Cramer DEAR POLLY — Sue L. wanted to know how to clean plastic flowers that are cemented in a container. I fill the kitchen sink with hot, sudsy water, hold the flowers upside down and douse up and down several times. Spray rinse or hold under the faucet, keeping as much water from the cement as possible. Hang suspended upside down or, if that is not possible, on alternating sides to dry. This works beautifully for me. -MRS. C. J. M. Polly Cramer DEAR GIRLS — Anne wrote that she washes hers much the same way but with warm water, which seems safer for plastic, and she stands hers to let them drip dry. Also, if the arrangement is quite large, she suggests putting just the flowers, not the container, in the bathtub for washing. —POLLY POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — The plastic zippers in some of my clothes are becoming hard to zip up and down. Can anyone tell me how this can be remedied and also how it can be prevented in the future? -SHIRLEY DEAR POLLY - We have literally mountains of leaves to rake and now that time is here again and only one rake to use. I help my husband by using our household broom and it works beautifully when the leaves are dry. It even gets the lawn cleaner than the rake, as it retains the smaller leaves that would go through the prongs of the rake. -MRS. W. E. P, NIA grandson, 4, wanted to go along. His mother did the smartest job of packing I have ever seen. Each day's clothes — socks, shirts, pants, underwear, etc. — was selected for suitability and matched as to color, pattern, etc., and put into separate, labeled, plastic bags. Several extras were also put in. These were labeled "play clothe s," "semidress," "swim" or whatever they happened to be. It was the easiest week of dressing a child I have ever had. Maybe some mothers could profit by this for trips but it is an especially considerate thing to do when someone else is taking or having a child to visit. —ALICE You will receive a dollar if Polly uses your favorite homemaking idea, Polly's Problem or solution to a problem. Writ* Polly in care of this newspaper. tient's distress. Anxiety is normal to everyone under appropriate circumstances. When it becomes extreme it causes persistent inner tension and apprehension. Sometimes the anxious patient will be unable to think clearly or use his intellectual capacity during the period of anxiety. In some cases, the patient will have shaking of the hands 'tremor), a fast heart, elevated blood pressure, dilated pupils and increased sweating. Fortunately, many anxiety reactions are of short duration. These can be helped by a family doctor and, not too surprisingly, in many instances by a good, intelligent friend who listens and cares. Severe cases require psychotherapy- Depressions are just that and are obvious from the sadness and noticeable change in mood. Some people are more prone to these than others. Anxiety depression is a combination of anxiousness to frank terror and depression. A serious illness, for example, can cause a patient to be both anxious about the future and depressed over his state of health. 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. 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 servicq is not available, per j ear $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 A u d i t 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. DEAR POLLY — Recently we visited our son and his family in a distant state. When we were leaving there to visit relatives in still another stale, our BERRY'S WORLD ' '/Vow that Canada has rtcofnfrte 1 Ate* China, maybe /'// till Charts that our Ma'at group did that two year* 090?"
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