Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Monday, November 16, 1970 Revolt on Taxes This was "the most, disastrous election in school history" in Ohio, the Ohio Education Assn. said following the Nov. 3 counting of votes. Of 243 new school levies on the ballot, only 68 passed. Tn addition, only 14 of 61 new school bond issues succeeded. In four cases voters even refused to renew old levies. Altogether, the percentage of approval of 484 operating levies and bond issues drew only 253 approvals, a percentage of 52.3 per cent, the lowest approval rate in state history on school issues. Such disapproval of school money measures and municipal revenue-raising efforts is not unique to Ohio. Throughout the nation, voters this year indicated their displeasure with taxes by putting their "X" in front of the "Against" column. The result will be cutbacks in school and municipal services. More efficient use of revenues is what voters hope will also happen, but educators and. mayors and councils across the nation say they need more income to keep up with the demands of the day. One result of the ever-increasing defeats of local money-raising issues could be a turning toward Washington by school superintendents and mayors to ask a closer examination of priorities in spending the national dollar. More federal aid to education and cities could make it possible for more locally raised dollars to be used for the needs which superintendents and mayors say exist. At a time when a major city like Dayton is unable for three straight times to pass an operating levy, a reappraisal of needs and resources seems to be in order. Mr. Average Citizen has little to say about how his federal tax is spent, so when he finds it necessary to cut costs he is inclined to vote against local tax increases. Local leaders might start expressing to national leaders their concern about this tendency and seek relief from it. Earth Power Southern California, which pioneered the nation in the production of smog and helped make us all environment-conscious, may pioneer the development of an absolutely pollution-free energy source — underground steam reservoirs. According to studies by University of California geologist Robert Rex, a vast underground "hot ocean" of steam bubbling at more than 500 degrees F. exists in California's Imperial Valley and has the potential to produce some 20.000 megawatts of electrical energy and five to seven million acre feet of distilled water annually for at least three decades. This is 15 times the electrical production of Hoover Dam when it is operating at full tilt. "If developed successfully," says Rex, "this new power source has the capacity for restructuring the entire economy of southwestern United States and northern Mexico." Mexico is, in fact, already building a $16-million, 75-megawatt generating plant at the site of a major steam field near Mexicali. The use of geothermal energy is not new — geyser-rich Iceland has employed it for generations — but it has never been exploited on a large scale in this country. Steam fields, created when cold underground water encounters superhot rocks, do not occur everywhere, of course, and are hardly the ultimate answer either to the nation's growing demand for power or the growing problem of pollution. They are, however, part of the answer- to the question of what mankind will do when earth's fossil fuels are exhausted — an answer that includes geothermal energy, harnessing the tides, the development of safe nuclear energy and tapping the limitless radiation from the sun. With the exception oft he controversial atom, none of these exotic sources have been more than experimented with as yet. Fish Inspection Consumers Union, an independent testing organization, reported on fish sticks not long ago. After sampling 20 nationally advertised brands, it said that seven of them contained less than 60 per cent fish. Worse, it was found that in half of those 20 brands there was some contamination. The response of a spokesman for the National Fisheries Institute was a noteworthy exercise in evasion: Said he, it's flavor, not the amount of fish in the fish stick, that attracts buyers. The retort of Virginia Knauer, the White House consumer affairs adviser, was more to the point: "When people buy fish sticks they want fish, not something else." All this is by way of prelude to urging on Michigan's Sen. Philip A. Hart in his effort to secure a law requiring federal inspection of fish processing plants. Present inspection procedures are grossly inadequate and lax. Poultry and meat are now subject to federal inspection. Fish and fish products should be brought under similar regulation to assure wholesomeness. Comes Now the Pay-off Dear Abby iKM iHfB&ssr* i^a^^i^ Washington Notebook Right Man for His Time By Ray Cromley WASHINGTON (NEA) — If Charles de Gaulle had been working on his memoirs when the fatal attack struck, it is certain he would have finished the sentence he was writing before he allowed himself to fall unconscious. He died as he wanted to die, while his reason was still firm and he was active in body. He had been disturbed greatly by seeing old friends who had become senile, yet lived on in some embarrassment and loss of dignity. These are observations on the great Frenchman by one who should know, a close friend for 30 years. A confidant in the Free French movement, he was with the general in his return to power in 1958 and had maintained contact ever since. De Gaulle, this intimate recalls, was shocked when an illustrious colleague broke down and cried on his shoulder at an honors ceremony a few years back. De Gaulle did not want to end like that. It is said that De Gaulle was stubborn. He was. But how can a man be great unless he has a streak of stubbornness? He did not enjoy politics. He did not go to London after the defeat of France in World War II to start a political movement or to lead a country. He intended only to gather a few troops, if possible, and continue fighting for France as a soldier. But it wasn't that simple. First, to fight with an army, you had to have money. So he had to negotiate for funds and take the responsibility of signing documents as the representative of a movement. Then French territories joined up. So he was into politics with both feet. How else can you lead groups of peoples and whole territories, except through some sort of a "government"? When the Allied landings in France were being developed, De Gaulle saw that the people of France were divided, partly as a result of the German occupation and the suspicions it aroused among the French. So De Gaulle set up a resistance alliance so that there would be some sort of unity as France was set free. By this step-by-step process, De Gaulle became head of the government. But he was never entirely happy. In 1946 he resigned. When a friend berated him for leaving the government, De Gaulle said the politicians were attempting to use him for their own enls. He was determined not to be used. For De Gaulle had a passion against his name being used by politicians to boost their own prestige or for other personal gain. This is why, in his funeral instructions written in 1952, De Gaulle asked that, "No president, no ministers, no parliamentary committees, nor representatives of government organs" be present at his f u n e r a 1 and requested that there be no speeches either at the church or elsewhere, especially "no funeral orations in Parliament." There has been a great deal of puzzling over De Gaulle's resignation in 1969. He announced his retirement was because the French people rejected constitutional changes he had proposed. But the referendum was not all that important to him. Actually, he was looking for an excuse to retire. And took this opportunity. He felt that his time had come and gone, that he had accomplished most of what he had set out to do — and had begun to doubt that he could much longer have the influence to secure additional reforms in the government. He depended heavily on letters from people and those letters no longer gave him certainty. He was not confident he had the people with him. He was dreadfully concerned that he might outstay his effectiveness. And so he left. Just as he wanted to die while still in the fullness of his powers, so he wanted to retire while he was still strong. Polly's Pointers Reinforce Patterns DEAR POLLY — My Pointer is a real help when using any applique pattern and especially is good for quilt patterns. These all come on plain paper, which I paste on the sticky side of adhesive-backed paper and then cut around each piece to make pattern pieces much easier to handle. Also, they last much longer. —MRS. D. G. POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — The glass in the door of our small electric oven is stained and blurry. Nothing we have used cleans this off. Any suggestions on what to use? Also, we moved a small metal cabinet in the kitchen and are left with some unsightly rust marks on the tile floor. Has anyone had any luck removing such marks? -EVELYN Polly Cramer DEAR POLLY - My mother, — By Polly Cramer takes so many pills each day that neither she nor anyone else could remember whether or not she had taken them all. To solve this problem, the top was cut off a white plastic egg carton, the time and color or name of each of the pills for a day was written on the edges of the cups and the corresponding pills put in the proper cups. The carton stays in a conspicuous place in the kitchen so we can tell at a glance when it is time for her to take her pills or whether she has taken them. This is a great reminder. When mother visits her children and grandchildren, she takes her novel pill case with her. It is sort of a game to be sure the pills are all taken by the end of a day. —MRS. R. B. C. DEAR POLLY - Mrs. C. W. S. asked how to remove formula stains from baby's clothes. Several years ago, while waiting in the hospital for one of my babies to arrive, I read in a Polly's Pointers column that rubbing regular rubbing alcohol compound into such stains would remove them. Use the alcohol full strength, rub, then wash as usual. The stains come right out. I have done this many times and it works. -SANDRA You will receive a dollar if Polly uses your favorite homemajdng idea, Polly's problem or solution to a problem. Writ* Polly in care of this newspaper. Hubby's Had His Fling, Time to Sulk Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am in desperate need of some good advice, sound explanations, and if possible, some encouragement. My husband, age 50 and I, 49, have been married for 26 years. It's been an ideal marriage in all respects. We have been lovers and best friends and have raised a fine family. He has a top job with his company. Everything has been beautiful. About a year and a half ago he became involved (he says not seriously) with his secretary who is married. He seemed surprised that Abby Van Buren I was hurt. He said he couldn't possibly "love" anyone of her type, that, he was just having "fun." It is over now because he became worried about jeopardizing his career. I have tried to get over it. but I can't, because of his attitude which I cannot understand. He seems extremely preoccupied. He seldom laughs or smiles. He acts indifferently toward me — YET HE SAYS HE "loves" me. Can you offer any advice or hope? NO NAME, PLS. DEAR NO NAMES: If he says he loves you. believe him. He is probably sulking for a number of reasons: He could be a little depressed at having to give up his "toy," (The other woman.) He may be worried that someone in Woman's World Painful Price of Creativity My friend Grace was appalled when I said I was buying a new autumn centerpiece I'd seen at the florist shop. "Pay $9 for a bunch of sea oats and a few fronds of wheat?" she shrieked. "Make your own and save money!" she said. In these inflationary days, I am constantly on the lookout for ways to pinch a penny and stretch a dollar, so I decided to heed her advice. The way she explained it. if I'd only exert myself, I'd end up not only with a beautiful centerpiece but a beautiful frame of mind, what with having been so creative and everything. After investing $3.75 in magazines for ideas, I decided what I wanted was an arrangement of milkweed, cattails and sea oats. The next step was obtaining the materials. An easy step, I thought, because they can be purchased anywhere. I stumble over zinc buckets filled with artificial leaves at the supermarket and great bunches of wheat whip at my legs as I try to edge inside the drugstore. However, Grace explained buying the ingredients would be copping out. The way she told it, field and forest were absolutely bulging with Mother Nature's bounty and all I had to do was go forth and reap. A warm glow of anticipation enveloped — By Betty Canary me as I set out for meadow and ditch. (Only later did I stop and wonder about this — maybe what I had was a fever.) I would decorate our home, get my lungs filled with fresh air and, eventually, no doubt, force the florist into bankruptcy. I'd spotted a vast field of cattails and gathering them entailed only a 15-mile trip. Figuring 11 cents a mile, I'd still be ahead of my budget. I actually kept ahead of my budget until I lost the left half of a pair of $18 shoes in the marsh where I gathered the cattails. Undaunted by this loss and the rising cost of my centerpiece, I searched for milkweed and felt amply rewarded after plucking several handfuls of gray, crusty pods off an old wire fence. I can't really explain how I felt when I ripped the elbow of my beige wool sweater on the same fence, but I know for a fact that I didn't see it as a reward. My spirits were flagging, as well as my torn sweater, but I refused to give up. At last I discovered some charming tendril vines to substitute for the sea oats called for in the arrangement. I can't say yet whether or not these vines represent much of a savings. The thing is, I can get sea oats for 49 cents a package. I don't know what these two prescriptions are going to cost. However, the dermatlogists says the prescriptions and another six-week series of shots and this rash will probably clear up. To repay Grace, I have found a marvelous recipe for a hemlock stirrup cup. And she doesn't have to fix it herself. I'm perfectly willing to mix it for her. Your Health Virus 'Bugs' on the Attack • By Laivrence E. Lamb, M.D. It's that time of year again when the nose drips, the throat tickles, coughs and sneezes pollute the air and flu bugs lay waste to entire communities. It seems as if almost everyone has a "cold," "pharyn- gitis," "laryngitis," "bronchitis," "chest cold" or "flu." All of these may be called an "upper respiratory infection." It gets pretty confusing trying to Dr. L. E. Lamb learn what vou have > how to prevent it if you don't have it and what to do when the preventive program fails. Let's see if we can unravel this mess. Just what is a cold? It is a virus infection of the nose, throat or larynx. Most importantly, it does not cause any significant rise in body temperature or fever. A cold causes mild symptoms of not feeling up to par, sometimes accompanied by sneezing and headaches. A few days later, there may be a dry throat, then the characteristic stage of water discharge from the nose. More severe illnesses with fever really are pharyngitis (sore throat), bronchitis, flu or other diseases. There may be a hundred different viruses that can cause a common cold. No wonder a single cure or prevention hasn't been developed. Some of these same viruses cause severe sore throats, fever, pleurisy, flu, pneumonia and severe illnesses. Virus pneumonia often begins with an illness that resembles a cold. The persistent cough, fever and longer duration of the illness suggest viral pneumonia instead of a common cold, or virus infection of the throat. Certain virus infections of the throat resemble the "strep throat," a bacterial infection. It is important that a strep throat be recognized and treated with antibiotics, since some untreated cases lead to rheumatic heart disease. It requires an adequate examination by a doctor to differentiate a strep throat from some viral infections. This is one reason why, if you have a severe sore throat, you should see a doctor. Common colds do occur more often in the winter, but a whopping 20 per cent of people have a cold in the summer months. There are three peak periods for common colds — just alter school starts, in midwinter and again in the spring. Most older adults average two or three colds or related illnesses each year, while parents of young children have six. Young children often have six to 12 episodes. Contrary to popular belief, it has not been proved that exposure to cold will cause an infection. The relationship to cold weather is really related to the growth phases of the different viruses that cause colds. Viruses, like corn, wheat and other plant life, seem to have a seasonal cycle. Adverse factors that affect a person can, however, make him more susceptible to the virus and catching a cold. This includes fatigue, humidity and air pollution. Dear Dr. Lamb — I am 76 years old and my hair is coming out bad. What is the reason and what can I do? Dear Reader — If all a person loses by the time he is 76 is his hair, he should count his blessings. It is most likely the natural result of years and about all you can do about it is ignore it or buy a wig. his company might have caught, on which means he wasn't as discreet as he should have been. And he probably feels guilty for having hurl you. Now, tell him you love him, too, and he'd better snap out of it. DEAR ABBY: An item in your column caught my eye. It was from a woman who said she was Italian and her husband was Irish so "naturally" they fought a lot. After one of their fights she packed up and went to her mother's, and her crazy Irish husband put an ad in the local paper saying, "MARIE, PLEASE COME HOME. THE DOG MISSES YOU!" You said you thought it was hilarious. Well, so did I, but that's not why I'm writing. I happen to be an Irish woman who is married to a humorless Italian man. Every time we have a fight, he packs up and runs to his older sister's. I would like to have an Irish husband with a sense of humor who can enjoy a good old-fashioned Irish fight without pouting for a week. So, tell Marie I will trade her, sight unseen, my spaghetti and meat balls for her ham and cabbage. "IRISH" DEAR ABBY: I can't keep quiet any longer about my problem. I would like you to tell me, Dear Abby, what is the correct amount for a tip? I am a waitress in Dover, Del. It's not the most exclusive restaurant in Dover, but it is a nice place. I make only 75 cents an hour plus tips, so you can see, I need the tips. Some people are so cheap about tip- ing, you wouldn't believe it. I think if people can afford to go out to eat, they can afford to leave a decent tip. What do you consider a decent tip, Abby? WAITRESS DEAR WAITRESS: The customary average tip is between 15 and 20 per cent of the bill. But I happen to feel that if the service is better than average, the waitress should be rewarded with a better-than-average tip. And for service below average — same deal. 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. 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