Time* Herald EDITORIALS Monday, November 23, 1970 H-Power Ahead For some years there have been occasional stories about progress in the immensely complex task of finding a way to harness the hydrogen fusion reaction - to "tame the H-bomb," as it is often put. The latest such report emerged from the meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Plasma Physics, where panelists told of rising confidence that the secret will ultimately be found. Though the prospects are clearly rather distant — would be so even if there were a major breakthrough tomorrow — the importance of this development can scarcely be exaggerated. Rising confidence in the ultimate harnessing of the fusion reaction is rising confidence that man will some day have a virtually inexhaustible source of power. That is what this means: the fuel of hydrogen power, deuterium, is abundant in the world's oceans; it is a potential source of energy that makes the reserves of fossil fuels — even of uranium, the raw material used in today's nuclear power plants — seem insignificant. The trick is to confine hydrogen atoms for the few thousandths of a second at hundreds of millions of degrees that permit the reaction to take place and sustain itself. Researchers are a long ways from that. If the experts feel growing confidence, however, serious consideration should be given to the proposal made by a member of the Atomic Energy Commission at the APS meeting. Commissioner Theos J. Thompson said that work on designing reactors should begin now, even though it may be years before theoretical designs are proved feasible. That makes good sense. Hydo- gen power will be such a bonanza that everything possible should be done in advance to make optimum use of it. Love Seeks Venus Antiquity's first nude statue of the goddess of love was reputedly carved by the renowned Greek sculptor Praxi- teles in the fourth century before Christ. This beautiful Aphrodite, somewhat more than life size, stood in the goddess' temple at Cnidus in Turkey — until some time in the fourth century A.D., when it vanished. Now an archaeologist — named Love, of all things — appears to have found the battered head of that Aphrodite after having previously unearthed a finger on the site of the Cnidus temple. The head was found amid a dusty heap of statues and fragments which had lain in the basement of the British Museum for more than a century. It is a discovery that will surely be exciting even to many persons who in general take no great interest in the ancient world or its art treasures. Prof. Iris Cornelia Love of Long Island University began getting "warm" in her search for the 2,200-year-old temple and its famed statue of Aphrodite in midsummer of 1969. She found the temple on July 20, the very day of the moon landing. Last summer she hit upon additional proof — a large block of marble bearing an inscription that refers to the statue. The head which came to light in London is the climax of the search thus far. It may mark the end of the story: one Byzantine account is that the statue was taken to Constantinople and destroyed. Others cling to the hope that the Cnidus Aphrodite was not destroyed but will some day be rediscovered. The question seems to be: Will Love find a way? Soviet Shipping When suspicion and mistrust seem at flood tide in U.S.-Soviet relations, one grasps at straws that seem to show the tide may be receding again. One such straw is' news from Portland, Ore., that the first regular service to U.S. ports by Soviet ships in more than 20 years will soon be undertaken by a Soviet concern. The Far Eastern Steamship Company of Vladivostok plans the service, its U.S. representative says. The Federal Maritime Commission has approved tariffs, thus clearing the way for this enterprise. Eventually, two-way shipments are contemplated. It is a small thing, but perhaps of no small significance. Red Madison Ave. A two-page, two-color ad in Aviation Week & Space technology magazine announces the introduction of the "TU-154, the flexible tri-jet airliner of the 1970s, ready for worldwide export." The ad continues: "Whether it carries 160 or 60 passengers, whether it files 3,300 or 300 miles, the TU-154 keeps airlines profitable." And at the bottom: "For more detailed information, please a apply to V/0 AVIAEXPORT, 22/24 Smolenskaya-Sen- naya., Moscow, U.S.S.R." What's this? The Soviets advertising in a decadent Western journal? Appealing to the profit motive? A certain Mr. Khrushchev once said that communism would bury us (economically speaking). Evidently his successors are not above trying to do it with our own capitalistic shovels, Measure of History Dear Abby Should Children Be Brought to Church? By Abigail Van Buren Washington Notebook Soviet Poor Second to U. S. By Ray Cromley WASHINGTON (NEA) - Some aspects of the rumblings and dissatisfactions now being reported in the Soviet Union have the most profound implications for future U.S. foreign policy. For the evidence now suggests that whatever gains the Russians may make now in the Middle East or Latin America, time may well be on the side of the United States — provided we can hold the peace. This is not to infer that Moscow faces a revolution. There is no evidence here to support such a view. Nor is there any indication of a shake-up that would seriously cripple the USSR. What is significant is that some of Russia's top physical scientists have begun to seriously question the ability of the Soviet Union under present conditions to compete economically with the United States over the long run. The appeal of three prominent Soviet scientists to their government has been much publicized in recent days. What hasn't been widely reported are some highly significant details in a letter these three men — A. D. Sakharov, V. F. Turchin and R. A. Medvedev — wrote in March this year to the top hierarchy of the Soviet Union. Some of their comments on economic conditions (and the economic outlook) in Russia are especially revealing: "Comparing our economy with the economy of the United States, we see that our economy lags not only in quantitative but also — which is saddest of all — in qualitative respects. 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We surpass America in the mining of coal, but we lag behind in oil drilling and in the production of electric power, hopelessly behind in chemistry and infinitely behind in computer technology. "The latter is particularly pertinent, for the introduction of computers in the national economy is of crucial importance for fundamentally changing the entire face of the production system and of world culture. This phenomenon has deservedly been called the second industrial revolution. Incidentally, our total inventory of computers is hundreds of times smaller than that of the United States, and as regards the use of computers in the economy, here the gap is so wide that it is impossible to measure it. "We simply live in another epoch. "Things are no better in the field of scientific and engineering discoveries. No one feels that the importance of our role is growing. On the contrary. At the end of the 1950s our economy was the first to launch a sputnik, and it sent a man into space. But at the end of the 1960s we lost our lead, and the first men to land on the moon were American . . . "This fact is just one of many that shows the fundamental and growing scientific and technological gap between our country and the developed countries of the West. . . "A decisive factor in the comparison of economic systems is labor productivity, and here the situation is worst of all. Our productivity of labor, as before, remains many times lower than in the developed capitalist countries, and its growth has drastically slowed. Our situation is seen to be especially serious when compared with leading capitalist countries, in particular the United States . . . "Bureaucracy, a formalistic attitude toward the job and lack of initiative are growing in the work of scientific and science-technological organizations . . . "It is common knowledge that there is a chronically grave situation in agriculture, especially in cattle breeding. "Especially alarming for the future of the country is the slowdown in the development of education. In fact, our general expenditures in education of all types are less than those of the United States and are growing at a slower rate . . ." In speaking of the United States and other Western capitalist nations, the letter writers say "by introducing into the national economy elements of state regulation and planning, these countries have rid themselves of the destructive crises which earlier plagued capitalist economies. The widespread introduction into the economy of Automation and computer technology assures a rapid growth of the productivity of labor, which in turn enables certain social difficulties and contradictions to be partially overcome (as, for example, establishing unemployment benefits, shortening the working day)." These men are not advocating an overthrow of communism. They are loyal socialists who want to perfect the system. But if these highly intelligent, topflight, knowledgeable scientists are right about the current economic and scientific trends in the Soviet UII'MI, certainly in any free competition t'.e Soviet Union will never "bury" the United States economically or outinflu'-'nce the free nations in the underdeveloped world. (They will only control those neighbors they can dominate militarily.) If the Soviet Union continues to lag scientifically and economically (however dramatic her occasional successes), inevitably tho:e failures must eventually become clear for all to read. Abby Van Buren DEAR ABBY: You said, "When It comes to babies crying in church, apply the rules of baseball. Three strikes and out!" Sounds more like W. C. Fields to me. ("Anyone who hates dogs and children can't be all bad.") Preaching in a church without children is. to me, somewhat akin to preaching in the catacombs or in some other graveyard. You are doing a fine job, Abby. But please stay off the theology kick. People can find enough excuses for not coming to church (and bringing their children) without using you for an excuse. REV. RICHARD Y. ROSEMAN REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH BARTOW, FLA. DEAR ABBY: Children in church? Even when they cry and are restless? Why not? Where else do they belong? One of my fondest memories is of the Sunday a child escaped his parents, ran down the aisle and climbed into my lap during the choral anthem. The parents were embarrassed. I was thrilled! Bring those children and come to church! REV. WILLIAM GARNER PAYSON, ARIZ. DEAR ABBY: When a child continues to cry in church and the parent makes no effort to remove him, the parent should consider these facts: A minister works for days preparing a sermon. Dedicated musicians spend hours inspiring choir and organ music. Hundreds of adults make an effort and some come long distances seeking strength and direction for their lives. The never-to-be- repeated moment is at hand. Then, all is lost because a steadily crying baby is permitted to dominate the service, distracting people from the message, causing them to seethe inwardly. Obviously the baby is unhappy and getting nothing from the service, neither is the parent who struggles to contain him. Then why not honor the child's wishes and remove him? He will be grateful. And so will everyone else. REV. JOHN MASON FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH BEAVER DAM, WIS. DEAR ABBY: I have been a minister in the Presbyterian church for the past 46 years and I think the only way children can learn how to act in church is to be brought there. If a baby cries and has to be carried out by the mother, my sympathy goes with her for I know she is embarrassed. Adults who are so nervous and high strung that they cannot endure a few moments of distraction, ought to be in a psychopathic ward in a hospital. I say, God bless all mothers who bring babies to church. REV. M. L. BAKER, MARSHALL, TEX. DEAR ABBY: I would rather have more crying babies in my church and fewer crying teen-agers and parents in my office. JAMES A. DeLONG, LUTHERAN PASTOR, TYRONE, PENN. DEAR ABBY: Count this clergyman as one who welcomes children in church. You say, "Three times and out?" Maybe you should stretch it to: "Four bawls and a walk." Children are not to be tolerated or ignored. Just included in worship. EDWARD R. ROWLEY JR. SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. DEAR ABBY: I learned to preach in a seminary with many small children in attendance. We had no nursery, only a sanctuary. The experience taught me to be more patient with those parents who may not have possessed all the social graces and refinement bestowed upon the saints. But they were trying. And if I must stand in judgment of any man's heart or action, I will judge him by what he attempts to achieve, rather than by what he accomplishes. GERALD F. HARRIS METHODIST MINISTER AUBURN, N.Y. DEAR ABBY: Our Bishop has a sign in his office I think is quite good. It says, "Promises, like crying babies, should be carried out." ANOTHER MORMON SPRING VALLEY, CAL. DEAR ABBY-. A baby crying in church never disturbs me when 1 preach, but the one thing I can hardly stand is to hear a sharp report of a mother smacking her little one in God'3 house. OMIT MY NAME SAN DEGO, CAL. DEAR ABBY: I have a serious problem My husband and I have recently become quite friendly with some neighbors who are about our age — middle fifties. While playing cards, the man started playing "footsies" with me. I moved my foot and pretended not to notice. Then he grew bolder and started "finding" my foot no matter where I moved it. I finally told my husband, and instead of getting made, he laughed and said, "It doesn't mean anything. Forget it." Well, f can't forget it. I have already cooled oft my friendship with the wife, but the awkward part of the situation is that my husband continues to be friendly with the husband, and he can't see why we all can't be friends. Should I tell the man's wife why I cooled the friendship? Or should I insist that my husband tell the man off? Or should I resume friendship to please my husband? IN DOUBT DEAR IN: Don't tell the wife anything. But do tell the man that because your husband wants to be friendly with them you will give him another chance. But one wrong move and that's it! Polly's Pointers Her's Sticky Problem By Polly Cramer POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — Here is hoping that someone has the solution to my most aggravating problem. I have followed the manufacturer's instructions for my popcorn popper but still the popcorn sticks and burns on the bottom. I would appreciate some help. -MRS. C. H. W. DEAR POLLY — Evelyn wanted to know what she could do about the knees of her children's blue jeans which have rubbed to a light color. She could select a dye as near the color of the jeans as possible, mix a small amount of this and brush it on the knees with a toothbrush while the jeans are wet, then rinse the dye out well. This should help. -MRS. C. E. S. Polly's note — Be sure all the excess Polly Cramer dye is removed before washing or rinsing with any other clothes. DEAR POLLY — When the knees fo my children's pants wear to a lighter color I simply sew on knee patches of a contrasting color and the children love them. -EDITH DEAR POLLY — \ had the same problem as Evelyn with the knees in rny children's jeans getting lighter than the rest of the pants. I took a crayon the color of the pants, or close, and rubbed over the light part of the knees. Cover this with a paper towel and iron over the towel with an iron as hot as the material permits. Keep moving the towel until no more crayon marks appear on it. This process may have to be repeated if the color is not as deep as the original color. —RITA Your Health Bowels--the Story They Tell By Laivrence E. Lamb, M.D. Many readers have asked questions about constipation and bowel problems. Bowel problems seem to be universal, lending some credence to the concept that there are three ages of man — sex, money and bowels — in that order. \ VB» \1S Bowel function is \.. T* 9 *.;. IT markedly affected by emotional patterns as well as physical and eating habits. The bowel affair begins as soon Dr. L. E. Lamb as tne newborn baby arrives with a loud noise at one end and no responsibility at the other. No one is an exception. The baby learns quickly which actions bring attention and has a remarkable ability to sense his parents' reaction. Soiled diapers lead to handling and attention. The baby learns if the parents resent giving him this attention or not. Then comes the time for stool training and the interaction between child and parents becomes more complex. The child senses whether his parents are pleased or unhappy with his performance and now has a new way to manipulate them. An anxious mother stands by her offspring urging, "Do it for mommy," and whether junior does it or not may depend on whether he wants to reward or punish her. The child who retains his stool, refusing to reward his parents, is said by some psychiatrists to be an "anal retentive" and will tend to collect and retain even in adult life. The large intestine or colon is one of the most sensitive of human organs. It blushes and pales in response to our emotions. Pain, suggestion of pain, discussing unpleasant subjects or fear cause the wall of the colon to blanch as blood vessels in its wall constrict. The smell of food or eating causes the colon to redden or blush from increased blood flow. Anger, hostility or resentment and guilt cause increased action of the colon and the glands in the walls pour out increased amounts of mucus. If the colon were exposed to view, few of us would be able to hide our response to life's situations. All other factors be- ing normal, diarrhea, constipation and mucus tell a story. Dear Dr. Lamb — At what time is a girl most likely to become pregnant — before or after her period? Dear Reader — A girl is most likely to get pregnant right after intercourse. Particularly if this is 14 days before the time for the next period. This is the time the ova is released and is why a regular menstrual cycle permits a girl to estimate when she is most susceptible to getting pregnant. If the menstrual periods are irregular, you can't estimate from them when the ova is released and ready to be fertilized. So the answer — usually about hallway between regular periods. DEAR POLLY - "Turkey time" is approaching and if you find your roasting pan is not large enough to catch all the drippings (instead of the bottom of the oven) enlarge the size of the pan with aluminum foil. These "spout s" will guide the drippings into the roasting pan. —MRS. H. W. DEAR POLLY — Grating cabbage or slaw was such a messy job until I hit on the following Pointer. I use a large pan (regardless of the amount to be grated), place the pan in the sink and do the grating there. The mess is easily washed down the garbage disposal. -SHIRLEY 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. mm WORLD ® l»70 fry NIA, IK« "I'd like to /ntrg,,,-e you to tnf /w</«r o/ our V Consc/ousneij' group, 6uf nt's vnconsc/owi/"
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