Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 19, 1970 · Page 15
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 15

Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, November 19, 1970
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Thursday, November 19, 1970 Airport Gaps The tragedy of the jetliner crash that virtually wiped out the Marshall University football team is heightened by word that inadequate airport equipment may have been a contributing factor in the accident. The importance of assuring that all airports have optimum safety facilities is thus grimly underscored. The chartered DC-9 that carried 75 persons to their deaths smashed to earth in a heavily wooded hollow not far from its destination, Tri-State Airport at Huntington, W. Va. Rain and fog hampered the pilot. So, apparently, did lack of sufficient guidance from the airport at a critical moment in the landing approach. The following passage of a news dispatch from the scene tells the story: "The Tri-State Airport is not equipped with the 'glide float' portion of the instrument landing system that assists aircraft in landing during adverse conditions. The 'glide float' gives a pilot his altitude and helps establish his landing path, horizontal and vertical." Pending official investigation, it cannot be said categorically that lack of this piece of landing field equipment made the difference between safe arrival and catastrophe. At this stage, no one knows. The point here made is valid in any case, however. It is that some of our airports lack available equipment which might, under some circumstances, be the deciding factor in emergency. The West Virginia tragedy should give new impetus to efforts by federal and airport officials to remedy shortcomings in equipment and personnel wherever they are found. Apollo 14 Moves About the time the Russians were sending a second unmanned spacecraft to the moon, another sort of vehicle set out on a journey at Cape Kennedy, Fla. In a sense it, too, headed for the moon. But slowly, slowly . . . This vehicle is the Apollo 14, which will carry a three-man crew to the moon and back early next year. This fourth in the series of United States moon landing missions is scheduled for takeoff the afternoon of January 31. It was on November 9, however, that it moved from its assembly building — on a vast tractor, at less than one mile an hour — to the launching pad. The incident is worth mentioning because it exemplifies the painstaking preparations that go into every phase of a space exploratory mission. Much time is required, among other precious and expensive commodities, to check and double check everything having to do with the readiness of crew and equipment up to the very moment of launch. And beyond that moment, of course. Few, if any, other human enterprises are so carefully monitored as a manned venture into space. This monitoring played a vital part in saving the Apollo 13 mission from disaster. The lessons of that near-tragedy have been applied to Apollo 14; it has been modified to eliminate the problem that caused a blast on the way to the moon. Apollo 14 is on the launching pad now, awaiting the climactic moment: 3:23 p.m. Jan. 31, 1971. Man Humbled Man has been somewhat humbled, of late, by indications that the pollution problems he has brought upon himself may be getting out of hand. Basically, though, he still tends to think of himself as a fine fellow who had pretty much gained control over the forces of nature. The mammoth natural catastrophe which struck East Pakistan with the might of wind and wave is a reminder that man's control of those forces is a tenuous thing at best. Enough men, women and children to populate a sizeable city were killed by this disaster, one of the most terrible ever recorded. We are reminded that human power is virtually nothing in the face of nature unleashed. Since long before the dawn of history, men have sought shelter against the elements. We build better now than primitive man did, yet even in our time much of what we build may be swept away in a great storm. It is a challenge to modern man — to that proud creature who fancies himself master of his environment: Let him turn his genius to the task of tempering the natural forces and making himself safe from their onslaught. But Not Today If there is one type more insufferable than the fellow who has quit smoking, it is the one who has finally managed to trim off a few pounds of blubber. He tends to suck in his waist and push out his chest — not with pride, though there may be an element of that in his behavior, but to show how slim and trim he is now. The successful dieter also is inclined to make rather a thing of being discreet at table — ostentatiously insisting on small portions, declining seconds, perhaps refusing dessert altogether. This last, of course, after having egged on everyone else to succumbing, leaving him to his black coffee and his superior air. It's almost enough to make one go and do likewise. But not quite yet, of course. 'It's Good to Be Back to Norma! After the Elections!" Dear Abby Washington Notebook No Simple Solution By Bay Cromley WASHINGTON (NEA) — It may be that some of our basic assumptions about rumpus unrest are wrong, at least for urban high schools. One group of advocates or another has blamed the war in Vietnam, youth revolt against age and the "hypocrisy" of today's world. But a careful reading of the data in a number of recent Health, education and Welfare- sponsored research studies seems to this reporter to indicate some quite different causes. These researchers found no such thing as-a "students' point of view." "We bad," said one report, "significant numbers of low-income youngsters, both black and white, who told us in no uncertain terms that "there is nor enough discipline around here'." There are many reasons for unrest. But one important cause is best described in the words of one report: "In several of the cities we visited, such neighborhoods (slums) often defy description. Broken glass and other debris is everywhere; predators in the form of drunks, junkies, fairies and pimps abound amongst many fatherless children, surly 14-year-olds, and the vacant, tired stares of old men and old women who have long since given up the fight for simple decency against these monstrous odds . . . "To expect young people surrounded by such squalor to come to school every day and to perform more or less like their middle-class compatriots is simply absurd." 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. We are not talking about black or white and certainly not about all poor families. We are talking about children growing up in homes and neighborhoods where their parents and their neighbors have given up or are resigned to hate and bitterness for whatever reason. But this is not the whole story. There are many youngsters (black and white) in the slums of the big cities who have not yet given up. They want to get out of the slums. They see school as the way out. For we have, and rightly, advertised education as the way up in our society. Many of these ambitious youngsters have been bitterly disappointed in school. They're not getting out of school what they want. Partly, these reports indicate, it may be that they don't know how to act in school. Partly, they haven't the background to see the point in academic subjects such as reading, math, history, government and physical science. They don't see that these point, to jobs. Therefore, they think that what's taught is not relevant. But, these reports indicate, the problem is not all in the minds of these students. Many schools have required courses which indeed are not relevant to the goals of many of the students required to take them — and other, perhaps quite important, subjects are taught in such a way that there is no relevancy to them. Many slum schools are so crowded, and the teachers and counselors so overtaxed, these youngsters feel as lost in school as in their homes and their neighborhoods. On occasion, these frustrated youngsters are aided by sympathetic fellow students from more fortunate neighborhoods; sometimes they're confronted by these others. In any case, there is unrest. The police and the establishment become enemies. Being used to no law (except when they get caught by the police, which is seldom), they resent the rules, the regulations and the restrictions of school — whatever they are (whether on dress, morals, marijuana, requiring certain grade averages for participation in sports — or even grades altogether). So, for millions of youngsters, some bright and some dull, school becomes at best a treadmill and at worst a prison. Whose fault is this? The principal's? He's usually tied up for more hours a week than any man should work, just attempting to keep the school running, if he's in a big-city school in a rundown area. In his remaining time, he's attempting to deal with emotional crises among parents, children and teachers. The child's? His side is explained above. The teacher's? Read the above sentence on the-principal and change only a few words. On whom then should we blame this problem? On no one, I think. It's just that we still have a long way to go. Timely Quotes The most fundamental premise of our constitutional scheme may be that every adult bears the freedom to nurture or neglect his own moral and intellectual growth. —Federal Judge Irving R. Kaufman, ruling that consenting adults may exchange obscene material by mail. The faulty driver causes most crashes, but the vehicle causes the injury. —Dr. Paul Gikas, University of Michigan pathologist, on need for stronger auto construction. Nursing Homes Cause of Guilty Feelings — — By Abigail Van Bur en DEAR ABBY: I help run a very high class nursing home and there is something which puzzles me. Why is it when a person has spent months and even years in our nursing home, and he dies here, the family doesn't want it mentioned in the obituary that their relative died in a nursing home? Do you think it is because they are ashamed that their loved one lidn't pass away at home under their family's care? WONDERING Abby Van Buren DEAR WONDERING: Some people still suffer some guilt feelings about put- tfng a family member in a nursing home, especially if the nursing home is not regarded as first class. These feelings are quite unnecessary in most cases, of course. The nursing home is becoming more and more a commonplace institution in our society. DEAR ABBY: I am a happily married woman with a devoted husband and four, beautiful, school-age children. Money, we have little, but we have been blessed. After struggling with this problem for years I have decided to write to you. Maybe one of your readers can help me. Nothing will wake me up in the morning. I've tried everything I have ever heard of: Sleeping with the alarm clock next to my ear. Sleeping with the alarm clock clear across the room. Setting two alarm clocks on opposite sides of the room. I have even set one alarm clock in the dishpan. Before I got to sleep I keep telling myself over and over that I must get up in the morning. The rest of my family is a sleephyheaded as I am and if I don't wake everybody else up, we all oversleep. I hear the alarm, turn it off, and go back to sleep again. Can you help me? SLEEPYHEAD DEAR SLEEPYHEAD: First try getting to bed earlier. And earlier and earlier. Then set two alarm clocks on opposite sides of the room, and after you have shut them off, immediately bathe your face and hands (all the way up to your elbows!) in cold water. Another suggestion. Don't let your husband and children depend on you to get them up. Insist that they get themselves up. After they have suffered the consequences of being late for work and school a few times, they'll cure themselves. DEAR ABBY: Last Sunday, my husband and I drove over to visit his widowed mother. As we were leaving, my mother-in- law says to my husband. "Next time, come alone so we can talk." (And she didn't whisper it, either.) Abby, I always knew that my mother- in-law wasn't the smartest person in the world, but wouldn't you think she would have more brains than to say this in front of me? On the way home I told my husband that from now on he can visit his mother alone all the time, and then they can "talk" as much as they want to. Abby, I have bent over backwards to be a good daughter-in-law. Do you blame me for being burned up? BURNED UP DEAR BURNED: No. I suspect the poor dear isn't playing with a full deck. DEAR ABBY: Tell "Young Mother" there is no "right" time to tell her adopted child that he is adopted. The time is now! My wife and I have an adopted son, now three and one-half, and he knows he is adopted and he will tell the world he is. And so will we. God knows we love him, and he knows we love him, and we don't care who knows he's adopted. We are proud of it. We have three other children, born to us, and they know we love them, too. No more because they are our "natural children" — and no less. That's what it's all about. L-O-V-E. Sincerely, BILL M., CINCINNATI DEAR ABBY: I am a divorcee with two small children. My ex-husband pays me no alimony as he is broke. That's why I divorced him — no support. Right now my husband is unemployed and he has no car so he thinks I should provide him with transportation every Sunday so he can see the children. I can't see spending my Sundays chauffer- ing him back and forth. Am I selfish? GRIPED DEAR GRIPED: No. Feeling as you do, tell your husband that if he wants to see the children on Sundays he will have to provide his own means of transportation. If he wants to see them, he'll find a way. CONFIDENTIAL TO "HUGGED IN HOLLAND": Speak for yourself. Maybe you'd rather have your boss put his arms around you to show his appreciation for your services. But you're outnumbered 50 to one. The others prefer a "raise." Your Health YD? Trust Your Doctor Barbs By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. A diplomat is a man who tells his wife over the phone that the dishes are done — when, in fact, he dropped them and what he means is that they're finished. If you recall when you got a large hot dawg and a glass of root beer BOTH for a dime, very, very few kids today will believe you. The correct way to eat corn-on-the- cob is with gusto, and in great quantities. Almost every firm has a full crew of volunteer firemen — and isn't it fortunate they're not in charge of personnel matters? If the boss is all that dumb, how did he ever manage the spasm of genius that resulted in hiring you? It's getting dark earlier these evenings, which is a budget blessing. We'll now get more use from the lights the kids leave on all day. DEAR DR. LAMB — As a reader of your column I ask your help, for myself and others. Having reason to fear I might have venereal disease and knowing the worst of it unto death. I can't bring myself to seek medical attention for shame, all the personal questions and effect on others in my family. How can this lesson well-learned be handled discreetly? I Dr. L. E. Lamb am dvin 8 of shame- Dear Reader — It always makes me sad to read a letter like this. How much we all suffer from fear. So many people are so afraid of losing the love and respect of those closest to them that they can't even talk about their most important problems. Man's tendency to hide himself and the lonliness he experiences because Folly's Pointers Musty Odor is a Problem POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — A few months ago, we bought a large dresser made with one of those new imitation woods. From the day it was delivered this dresser has emitted such a musty odor that we hate to go near it. Now I find the odor is staying in clothes that are kept in the drawers. We certainly hate to be closed in for winter with this disagreeable odor. Does anyone have a solution? —MRS. W. A. Polly Cramer — By Polly Cramer and the dimes made are put in our "Thrift Jar." Have one drawer or box for notes and gadgets you do not have time to put away. If anything is not found in its proper place, there is just this one other place to look. —E. B. DEAR POLLY — Save your old bobby socks to make an extra mop. Cut off the worn toes and heels, then cut in half lengthwise and then in fourths. Remove old mop strings and replace with as many sock strips as needed. This is ideal to use for spills or for basement use and saves your best mop. -VERA of it is much worse than the problem. Few people realize that no man or woman has a unique problem. Very often friends and loved ones also suffer in their own private hell. Go to your doctor in confidence. There aren't very many problems in living that he hasn't been exposed to. He is qualified to handle even a delicate problem like yours. I hope you will go see a doctor and trust him. It's a shock to realize you may have veneral disease. But it isn't the first time. Gonorrhea is the most common reportable infectious disease in the United States because a large number of people lead something besides a monastic existence. It is time people accepted what humans are and learned to protect themselves. Our young peole particularly need to be taught how to prevent veneral disease, not lectured or made to feel guilty. Cheer up, my downhearted friend. You will feel better once you have talked to the doctor and you will be pleasantly surprised at how helpful he can be. He is there to help, not to judge. The best treatment of fear and shame is knowledge and understanding. Dear Dr. Lamb — I am a woman 41 years old and my hair has been thinning for about 10 years. It has completely disappeared from my arms, legs and eyebrows. I was told years ago I had an enlarged thyroid. Can this be related? Dear Reader — Baldness in women is fairly common. About eight per cent of women have this problem. Usually, the common type occurs after menopause. Thyroid and other glandular disorders can cause loss of hair. Excess amounts of male hormone may cause baldness but it usually is associated with increased hair on the rest of the body increased hair on the rest of the body. A person who has loss of hair all over the body in early life should see a skin specialist (dermatologist). In certain cases it will be necessary to see an endocrinologist (a gland specialist). DEAR POLLY — My Pointer is a favorite that I have used for years. When washing varnished woodwork, I add a little furniture polish to the soapy water and find it leaves a nice, glossy look instead of a dull one. —MRS. C. J. S. DEAR POLLY — Each time my daughter or I buy a new pair of slacks, I run a crease seam down the front of each leg. This keeps the legs from getting a baggy look. When on a trip and unable to iron, they have a neater look. -SHARON DEAR POLLY — When writing to aged people with failing eyesight, always use a felt-tipped pen and make it easier for them. —MARIAN DEAR POLLY—On a rainy day, amuse the children and save a few dimes by having them cut your rags into 10-inch squares and put them in a container to have ready for wiping skillets or spills. Also, let them cut junk mail into squares which can be spindled or clipped together so the unused sides are utilized for scratch pads in the kitchen or for school work. They love doing this © »;o by NSA, "I'm of raid Larkint is trying to fight, the system againl"

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