Dully Times Herald EDITORIALS Fridoy, November 20, 1970 Of Global Import As our government and that of the Soviet Union continue their strategic arms limitation talks, observers rightly keep emphasizing two points of the greatest importance. One is that this is the most ambitious attempt yet made to curb further development of nuclear weapons. The other is that if these talks fail there is sure to be another upward spiraling in the arms race, and that this may very well end in disaster for both of the superpowers. Though reiteration of the latter point becomes tiresome, it is nothing less than the hard truth. The truth encompasses more than this, however. Not only would the United States and the USSR be freshly imperiled should the SALT talks break down, but the whole world would share the danger of catastrophe. An urgent reminder of this is to be found in the joint action taken a few days ago by 12 countries, widely scattered geographically but with one thing in common: all maintain a neutral stance in world affairs. These 12 neutrals among the 25 active members of the Geneva disarmament committee called upon the United Nations General Assembly to urge that the testing and deployment of nuclear weapons systems be immediately halted. This request was circulated in the form of a resolution to be considered in debate by the General Assembly's main political committee. The 12 neutral countries circulating it hope that adoption of such a resolution by the Assembly would help move the SALT negotiations toward agreement. It is an open question whether a General Assembly resolution would carry much influence with the two giants as they discuss setting aside some of their " war clubs. The very fact that it is being considered, though, underscores the global concern that focuses on the SALT talks. Should failure to reach agreement give impetus to a new round of nuclear weapons testing and deployment, no one on this planet could feel safe from the potential consequences. Humanizing Navy It is a pleasant surprise to find the chief of naval operations, Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt .Jr., issuing orders calculated to have a humanizing effect on the Navy. This is a welcome further step in the slow but inevitable process of making the armed services less rigid and strait-laced in their handling of personnel. Admiral Zumwalt's rationale is of particular interest as an enlightened, contemporary approach to the problem. He told a news conference: "I want to make the Navy a place where the activities of reasonable young men have full play. I hope the approach is one designed to make life better not only for young men but also for the older men." This is not quite the Pollyanna formula that some old salts and also some fire-eating landlubbers may see it as being. What Zumwalt and his colleagues have recognized is that in an era marked by freedom in life styles and a ferment of changing beliefs and standards, many "abrasive and demeaning" (Zumwalt's phrase) regulations are no longer tolerable. To insist on enforcing them would tend to reduce, not increase, efficiency. Admiral Zumwalt's corrective orders cover a wide range of concerns, from hair styles to racial discrimination. These orders and others of the kind yet to come should do much to improve morale and make the Navy a more effective instrument to help maintain national security. How Does Your Garden Grow? Dear Abby Washington Notebook Young Face Up to Future WASHINGTON (NEA) — This year, for me, has been above all the year of the young men. And that has made it a most heartening time. When I say "young," I have in mind an age range from 16 through 25 or so. Some are in school and some have gone beyond that. One is doing a long hitch in the Air Force at a Pacific base, one just finished service in the Navy, another did a stint with the National Guard far from home and is now back in school. I am thinking, actually, of nine specific individuals. Their homes are widely scattered, from the Eastern Seaboard all the way to Hawaii. Several I've known a long time; a few are new acquaintances; one is still virtually a total stranger to me. Two I've already written about in widely separated columns this year. One of these is the stranger, the Mexican- American cab driver I encountered in Chicago in late October. The other is a 16-year-old lad in Denver. What marks all these young men, principally, is character. Without exception, they are stable and solid, gripped by a strongly visible sense of responsibility, a willingness to make hard choices in this increasingly bewildering world, and generally an idealism which is not defeated by that bewilderment. Not one is scarred by cynicism. Uniformly, these young men were cheerful in spirit, and most were possessed of genuine wit which flowed more or less constantly. They were energetic, hard-working, ambitious. All are living in the real world — expecting no miracles of instant change, but in no way blind to its faults and failures and utterly free with their criticism of poor human behavior and of things that do not work well. A handsome, high-driving Midwesterner has plunged heavily and usefully into state government in Michigan. Two past school age are doggedly helping — By Bruce Biossat get a new business on its feet in Hawaii. The valiant young Mexican-American cab driver is weaving his way about Chicago, searching for opportunity he must hope his dark skin will not bar to him. The school-age lads are hitting the studies hard. The man in the Air Force has years to go, but I heard no complaint as he set out on that duty. I have no poll at hand to show how many thousands or millions of young Americans there are who could be called counterparts of the nine young men I encountered this year either in my home, or theirs, or somewhere along the political trails I happened to follow. But there must be great waves of them. My nine surely are not rarities. In every instance, underlying their obvious capacities and above all their will and character are strong family bonds. I can even say that of the Mexican-American of whom I know least. And it says a great deal in this age when the family as a force for social stability is said to be tottering. The young men I speak of came across my path in 1970 sometimes by design and occasionally by chance. I did not, for offset, go out to seek the far-more- publicized young Americans who are either portrayed as self-conifessed, dis- chanted, despairing, frustrated, mostly humorless, hostile to the "system" in degrees varying from mild militancy to the uses of terror. Nevertheless, you see some of these inevitably in 50,000 miles of 1970 travel capped by the months of intensive political coverage. I remember: A youth whose face was an unchanging map of grimness as he listened 20 minutes in a California airport restaurant to Democrat Jess Unruh in his futile bid for the governorship; another in characteristic hippie uniform sitting cross-legged in a tree-shaded Los Gatos shopping center, looking as if he were waiting only for death; some crude young animals from Long Island University in Brooklyn who, in the name of their uncompromising "idealism," were insulting victorious Gov. Nelson Rockefeller (their slightly older voting fellows went for him, 68 to 24). Pollution Case Woman's World A classic episode of environmental decay is being enacted in and about Michigan's Lake St. Clair. It was the discovery of high concentrations of mercury in the fish of that lake, only about eight months ago, that touched off a wave of concern over mercury pollution. Now government specialists have found high levels of mercury in fish- eating birds that frequent the lake. The highest mercury residues were found in common terns and great blue herons. Residues also were found in 13 other species of birds, and in garter snakes and frogs. In some cases, according to a Department of Interior report, levels of mercury were as high as those which killed animals in Swedish experiments. The central point of interest, here, is that this illustrates the manner in which chemical pollutants — in this case apparently a combination of industrial waste and runoff of farm chemicals — progress through the food chain. Fish ingest the substance, birds eat the fish, and so on. The Lake St. Clair situation is another reminder that environmental downgrading is a complex and many- faceted challenge which must be met with resourcefulness and determination. The Put-Down Artist Barbs Why go to Vegas to gamble, when all you have to do is gel out on the freeway? One way to prevent indigestion is to shun the place where we eat lunch occasionally. It's easy to feel sorry for those who find it almost impossible to share in a conversation. We've all been in situations where we wish we had cue cards to offer. But, however much our sympathy goes out to the blushers and tremblers, there V^]!!^ comes a time when we > should sympathize with their victims. Then, take those whose vocabularies are limited to "Yes," and "No," interspaced with stony silences. Take them. Drag them off, if necessary. Just don't get trapped with one. It isn't that normal talkers dislike the type. What we dislike is what happens to us when confronted with one. He stands there as if daring us to crack the code and we accept the challenge. As he grows more silent, we grow more talkative. We grow more vivacious and animated. Our eyes glaze and our throats grow parched but we refuse to give up. If you don't watch out, you'll be turning cartwheels and singing snatches of popular songs in an effort to get some kind of response. Have no sympathy for the selfish silent ones. They let you bear the burden alone. Why do they come to parties anyway? Better they should stay home and sign up for correspondence school courses in yo- By Betty Canary yo-ing. Worse, by far, is the put-down artist. One can easily get tricked into a can- you-top-this argumentative dialogue. Avoid it at all costs because they always win. Instead, tackle conversation with such a person as you would a rainy-day project. A rainy-day project is something that isn't necessary but you usually attempt it just because somebody said you couldn't master the job. Of course usually you can't master it, but you've tried, and gained a kind of satisfaction in wishing you hadn't. The put-down artist, when served cake on your antique Limoge plate says, "Well, for heaven's sake! I gave a set of these to the white elephant sale at church last month." She sits, spine straight, in your red velvet Victorian chair, flicks a hand idly over the upholstery and says, "Nice little reproduction you have here. If you'd like to see what the originals were like, come over some afternoon. I have six in my attic." If your child proudly displays the new kittens, she'll comment, "Is that a patch on your scalp, honey? Kitties carry ringworm, you know." Obviously, there's no winning the conversation game here as your partner plays her every word like a trump card. It's really easier to just pretend you're always the dummy. Joe's Love Won't Pay Her Bills By Abigail Van Bur en Abby Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am 42 and am keeping steady company with a 40-year-old musician who is separated from his wife. I was widowed two years ago, and nearly lost my mind from loneliness, and I must say Joey took my mind off my sorrow. A month ago, Joey's landlady put him out for nonpayment of rent so I let him bring his stuff to my place. He needs one room for just his guitar and sheet music. Well, he hasn't worked since he moved in with me and he isn't even looking. He plays fair guitar and says he "composes" music. He has trunks of it, and to my knowledge he hasn't sold a song in his life. Meanwhile, I am feeding him and the grocery bill is something else. He says he loves me and will get a divorce if I will pay for it. I do love him when the sun goes down, but I don't know what to do. Am I crazy? GLADYS DEAR GLADYS: Crazy? No. Crazy people don't ask if they're crazy — they think everybody else is. Did Joey perchance write that song, "I Love Gladys Cuz Everything Is Gratis"? It's all right to love a man when the sun goes down, but when the sun comes up, you've got to pay your bills. There are worse things in life than loneliness, and if you don't get rid of Joey, you'll find out what they are. DEAR ABBY: I'm hooked on your column. It's the first thing I turn to in the newspaper, but I never thought I'd be writing for advice. It's about my husband, whom I love madly. Is it possible for a happily married man (at least he says he is) to have such affection for a buddy that they have to talk to each other on the phone three or four times a night, at any hour? No business ties or dealings whatsoever. They are just good friends. And several times a week they run to meet each other for "coffee," if it's only for 15 minutes. His buddy's wife and I wonder with disbelief over these two guys. They are so straight it isn't even funny, or else we're naive, that's why we need an experienced opinion. I have had a close friendship with a girl friend for 15 years and if we talk twice a week, it's sufficient. Should I worry? PUZZLED DEAR PUZZLED - No. I have seen such affection between two men, and it's beautiful. DEAR ABBY: After last year's discussions of mimeographed Christmas letters, bragging about everything from Junior's football letter to Mom"s new mink stole, 1 thought enough had been said. Not so. This year we -already received a Christmas card, which was a color photo graph of Junior's new automobile parked in front of "our new home." That's hard to beat! Sign me: "RATHER SEE YOUR KIDS" P. S.: Seven years ago you advised me to marry the young minister I loved, although my mother was sure I would regret it. (Ministers don't make very much money.) Now, six years and two wonderful children later, I want to thank you for your advice. I never knew I could be so happy. Polly's Pointers Musty Odor is a Problem Polly Cramer DEAR POLLY — Shirley can make paperweights with some of her many baby food jars. Tint water with food coloring and- pour into jars. Place a sprig or one big plastic flower (big enough so it does not drift into different positions) in the water with the stem side up. Add a small handful of sequins and twist the lid on each jar very tightly. Turn upside down and watch the sequins settle in a different place each time a jar is moved. The lids could first be spray painted. It also may make you feel better to know none of mine have ever leaked. —PEGGY DEAR POLLY - Shirley could fill some of those many leftover baby food jars with homemade jelly. Fill them with several different kinds of jelly and arrange the jars in a wicker basket or whatever you like. Wrap the entire package in transparent wrap and add a bow to have a very personal, attractive and inexpensive Christmas gift for someone. —MRS. J. P. DEAR POLLY — Shirley could make beautiful candlesticks with leftover baby food jars. I used 4V2 -ounce jars. Remove paper labels and screw lids on tightly. With all-purpose white glue, glue three jars together, one on top of another. Then do four, one on top of another, then the same with two. Take three lids from other jars and place them upside down on top of each of the three groups made, glue them on and let dry. I spray-painted each of mine black and have three smart candlesticks of graduated heights. I put large, short candles in the top of each, but any size candles could be used. The lid on top catches the drippings. Of course, these could be painted any desired color but Your Health Science Works on Body By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. A new era of medicine is incubating in laboratories around the world. It could spark a medical revolution. In the past, we have used vaccinations to increase the body's immunity or resistance to a specific disease. Then antibiotics provided chemicals that killed or limited the growth of bacteria. Now scientists are studying ways of altering the body so it won't Dr. L E. Lamb^ e as susce Ptibl e to disease. One or more of these may cause the body to be resistant to most virus infections. This could mean that the body could become resistant to the innumerable viruses that can cause common colds. Many of these studies are related to the most fundamental chemical actions of the cells throughout the body. In this regard, they may prove important in curing or preventing cancer. Interestingly enough, there is some hope that these basic chemical actions may influence the function of the brain in terms of learning, memory and so- called aging. The day hasn't arrived yet! But the trend is clear and the direction is toward improving our knowledge at the cellular level. This could, in time, make many current methods of treatment as obsolete as the ancient houses for smallpox victims. Medical World News reports that a special strain of Japanese-bred rats failed to populate as all good rats are expected to do. Honey was added to their diet and love bloomed. It is amazing what a little honey can do. Dear Dr. Lamb — My dad, 61, has bad cramps in his legs at night. He works hard and is on his feet a lot during the day. Would any pills help him? Dear Reader — Quite a few people have leg cramps at night. The highly selected young test pilots who were examined for the astronaut program were asked if they had this problem and 15 per cent of them said they had experienced it at one time or another. It can be caused by a particular sleeping position. Some doctors give patients quinine or related medicine it the condition is severe and there is no apparent cause. Because circulation problems are common in older men, anyone with frequent cramping in his legs should have an examination to be certain this is not the cause. Some individuals who really do have a circulation problem can be helped with surgery. An operation, however, will not help if the cramps are caused by some other factor. Cramping caused by disease of the arteries of the legs usually causes pain during walking and the pain is relieved by rest. But it can cause muscle cramps at night, too. Heavy work or exercise, especially in hot weather, can result in loss of salt. If this is the case, cause of cramping can be relieved by taking salt tablets. — By Polly Cramer black looks smart with my Spanish furniture and black iron accessories. -JAN DEAR POLLY — My daughter made cute Santa Claus candy jars from small baby food jars. Cut a piece of red felt in the shape of a quarter-circle so one side fits around the jar lid, fold it like a dunce cap. Sew it down in the middle, fold the point down, put a little tassel on the point and a white felt band on the bottom. Cut another white felt band and glue it on the bottom of the jar for a belt. Add a fat white mustache, a little red circle tongue, two black dots for eyes, white eyebrows and a green bow for a tie under the mouth. Fill jar with small candies. Very cute for favors or to give small visitors during the holidays. —C. L. J. POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — I have some lovely old thumbprint pattern glasses with one- inch red bands around the rims. Most of this color has worn off, so I wonder if it would be possible to remove the remaining color. There might be some collectors of old glass among your readers who could help me. —MRS. E. D. 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. 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. © 1970 by NEA 41 Ahh! 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