Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 23, 1970 · Page 21
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Your Personal Finance- Contact Lenses—to Buy or Not to Buy By RICHARD PRATT J If it hasn't happened to you yet, it probably will some day — and perhaps soon. I'm talking about the day one of your youngsters asks for contact lenses. The request won't come right out of the blue, of course. It will be the culmination of a routine already familiar to thousands of families. It begins when a teacher sees Susy squinting at the chalkboard or the day you notice that Junior has his nose practically pressed against, the picture tube. An examination confirms the obvious. The child needs glasses. Only he (or even more 1 i k e 1 y, she) doesn't want glasses. What they want, if it has to be something, is contact lenses. Young people aren't the only contact lens wearers, of course, but they account for neainly half the eight million Americans who wear contacts. Obviously, a lot of parents have said "yes" to their offspring. What you say to yours is something you may want to be thinking about. It's partly a medical question, of course, but it's far more apt to hinge on dollars. A pair of modern contact lenses will cost from $150 to $250. The lens is a barely visible plastic disk that looks as though it might have been the inner seal on a bottle of shampoo. The cost comes from the painstaking work required to fit it to the eye.' Half a dozen visits for examinations and fittings are routine for contact lenses. Unfortunately, the high initial cost is only half the story. Replacement is the other half. Several books could be written about the many ways in which lenses have been lost. They are as elusive as quicksilver, and nearly impossible to find once dropped. They are also easily damaged by common household chemi- Timei Hero 14, Carroll, la. Monday, Nov. 23, 1970 9 cals, such as hair spray and nail polish remover. Replacing a lens means going through much the same tedious and expensive process as getting it to begin with. The fact that usually only one lens is replaced at a time is small comfort. . Losing or damaging ilenses is so common, in fact; that you can insure them, but coverage is expensive. Cheaper policies are available, but tend to be hedged in ways that cut" your protection, as well as your cost. The biggest financial blow of all connected with contacts can be the failure to use them. It takes time and patience to learn to wear contacts, and some people never make it. They just give up. If this happens in your family, your investment will be capped by the purchase of ordinary glasses as well. Some wearers need glasses anyway, be cause they can't wear their contacts too long at one time. Glasses offer them a chance to rest their eyes, yet still continue to see adequately. You can see that the contact lens has some pretty expensive answers, so think carefully if the question comes up. EGG TRAINED PEOPLE PLEASERS We • at Vanderheiden - north American treat furnishings like eggs. We tenderly pack, carefully handle, and we safely store. When you move, call the Egg Handlers, call Vanderheiden-northAmerican. PHONE 792-9268 1019 N. East St. — Carroll Music Students in District Auditions (Times Herald News Service) MANNING — Several pupils of Mrs. Odessa Wycoff took part in the Southwest District auditions of the Iowa Music Teach ers' Association held in Shenan doah, Nov. 14. In Class B, Mary McNutt rated highly superior; Janet Genzen. superior; Class C, Susan. Grimm, highly superior (alternate winner); Mai Kit Chandler, highly superior; Connie Wegner, highly superior. Class D, Debbie Opperman, superior. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Mack, their daughter Shirley and her family of Des Moines and Henry Passick of Madrid were Saturday visitors in the home of Mrs. Catherine Arp. John Pratt of Eden Prairie, Minn.; Don Callen, St. Paul and Jack Wollschlaeger of Minneapolis were weekend guests in the 0. E. Pratt home. Pvt. and Mrs. Dan Pratt and Nina moved their household goods to Manhattan, Kan. during the weekend, accompanied by Mrs. Dorothy Kusel and Doug. Pvt. Pratt is stationed at Fort Riley, Kan. is a • Platitude |~1 Commandment (CHECK ONE) You've probably said it a thousand times. And maybe that's the trouble. The words give you a nice, warm feeling, and back to business as usual. It's almost as if speaking the words serves as a substitute for observing the commandment. "Love your neighbor" means caring —really caring about others. "Love your neighbor" carries tfie responsibility "to right the wrongs around us. "Love your neighbor" calls for the courage to be unpopular in the cause of justice. If we'd all say it less and practice it more, maybe we'd start seeing some changes in the world. Published as a public service in cooperation with dSyfc, The Advertising Council, Religion in American Life and f«J the International Newspaper Advertising Executives. Lynch's Government Battles for Survival War Look Revolutionary costume by Rudi Gernreich was inspired by Mideast crisis; features guerrilla-type shorts, safari jacket and Arab -.headdress. Model completed ^military look by wearing dog tags and carrying a rifle. Mrs. Bruns Hosts Merry Marthas (Times Herald News Service) AUBURN — Twenty-three members of the Merry Martha's of the United Presbyterian Church met Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Carl Bruns. Mrs. Keith Kent was in charge of the program on "God Is Our Creator" taken from the "Kitchen Klatter Magazine." Thank you notes were read from Mrs. Vera Cline and Mrs. William Richardson. Reports on the ill and residents of nursing homes were given. A thank you letter from a Korean orphan was read by Mrs. Clarence Dreeszen. Mrs. Harold Gorman was in charge of the games. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Carl Bruns, Mrs. Everett Garnatz, Mrs. Leo Brinker and Mrs. Carl Wurr. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. F. L. Barto at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Peters Has Wa-tan-ye Club (Times Herald News Service) MANNING - The Wa-tan-ye Club held its routine meeting on Monday evening, Oct. 26 at the home of Edna Peters, with eight present. The group has ordered more nuts for holiday sales. A report was made on sales at the high school homecoming. Mildred Joens will be hostess on Nov. 9. Mrs. Anna Gum of Pueblo, Colo., is visiting ift the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rix. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hargens and family of Perry were Thursday evening visitors in the Henry Otto home and visited with Mr. Otto, a patient in the Manning Hospital. Mr. Otto was injured at the Clarence' Zinke farm south of Manning on Wednesday evening when a grain elevator fell and knocked him to the ground; By TOM CULLEN DUBLIN (NEA) — Entering Ireland today is like arriving in a banana republic on the eve of revolt. There is the same smell of burnt [cordite in the" air, the same atmosphere of .political intrigue and of imminent collapse of government. (The betting-minded are making book that the government headed by Prime Minister Jack Lynch will not last out the year.) The recent arms-smuggling trial is partly responsible for the present political crisis and a deep split in the Fianna Fail party, which has ruled Ireland off and on for the past 40 years. Charged with illegal gun-running were Charles Haughey, until recently Ireland's minister of finance, and three co-defendants. The pistols and ammunition they were accused of trying to smuggle into Ireland from West Germany were destined for Catholics in Northern Ireland. Although the quartet was acquitted, the public is inclined to be cynical. "No Dublin jury will convict a man for smuggling guns to use against the British," one Irishman observed. The recent bank strike, the most disastrous in Ireland's history, is also partly to blame for the present crisis. Irish banks remained closed for six months, during which time the export trade slumped, and the republic lost face with the world. Underlying all, however, is the northern question. The 26 Catholic counties of southern Ireland still have a deep urge to be reunited with the six "lost" counties of Protestant Northern Ireland. Prime Minister Jack Lynch has rejected such forcible solutions in favor of peaceful reconciliation. To show that he meant business, Lynch last May fired two interventionist members of his Cabinet, Haughey and Neil T. Blaney. A third Cabinet minister resigned in protest. But the interventionists are still strong. It is an open secret here in Dublin that the republic teetered on the brink of invading Northern Ireland a year ago. (This was at a time when Catho- Too Much of Guns lies in Northern Ireland were being stoned and driven from their homes, and when British troops were called out to keep the peace in Belfast's streets.) The Irish Cabinet split seven to five against invasion at a crucial meeting in August 1969, at which Prime Minister Lynch brought all of his moderating influence to bear. But even after the invasion had been turned down, the Irish army continued to draw up con- Northern Irish have seen too much of guns in recent years, Prime Minister Jack Lynch believes, pleading for reconciliation. This machine gun was used to guard a Belfast roadblock during the August 1969 violence. iingency plans for an expedition. And, more important, Captain James Kelly, an army intelligence officer, was dispatched to West Germany last February to shop for guns. Kelly's German contact was Otto Schlueter. Schlueter readily agreed to supply Kelly with 500 Hungarian-made "Firebird" auto- i matic pistols and with 60,000 Zion Aide Has Election (Times Herald News Service) MANNING - The Zion Ladies' Aide met on Wednesday, Nov. 11, with 21 members and three associate members present. Dorothea M u s f e 1 d.t was elected as president of the Aide; Irene Jansen will be the new treasurer. Bernice Stammer ' reported on a meeting of the Eventide Auxiliary. The Auxiliary will hold a silent auction sometime in January, with food and handwork to be auctioned. Ladies from Manning's Zion Aide are invited to attend. The General Committee is in charge of making Thanksgiving Day favors for the Eventide home; it was voted to pay the Auxiliary annual dues. The Manning-church has established a scholarship fund to encourage young people to enter church work. The Aide will contribute $150 toward that fund to. help get it started. The Dec. 9 meeting of the Aide will be a 12:30 p.m. potluck. Members are asked to bring a covered dish, but dessert will be furnished., The General : 'Committee will - , decorate the tables; a Free Will offering will be given to charity.;. Members are asked to bring cancelled stamps; canned goods for the Perry home, and Christmas boxes to take to Glen wood and Clarinda. - today's FUNNY © 1970 by NEA, Inc. Robert Segebart Home on Leave (Times Herald News Service) WESTSIDE - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Segebart drove to Omaha Friday evening where they met their son, Robert, as he arrived from Washington, D.C. He is home on leave from the Army, and will leave the first part of December en route to Vietnam. •• -" Weekend guests of Mrs. Erha Voege and Gary were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miller and David of Omaha. Weekend guests at the Leonard Koch home included}, .Ralph Detlefsen of Council Bluffs and Steve Koch of Sioux City. Today's FUNNY will pay $1.00 for each original "funny" used. Send gags to: Today's FUNNY, 1200 West Third St, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. 4-H Club News Activities of Carroll Area Boys, Girls Clubs UPW Votes to Retain Pledge The Carroll Glidden 4-H Club met Nov. 9 in the extension office meeting room. Matt Bauer was host. Roll call was to state a common table courtesy. New members are John and Jeff Heuton. Plans for the December Christmas party were made. (Times Herald News Service) MANNING — The Win-or- Grin 4-H Club held its Nov. 16 meeting at the grade school cafetorium. Forty-five were present, including several fathers and new members: Scott Jensen. Mike Hill. Danny Mohr, Justin Kasperbauer and Dean Moeller. bers were present and answered roll call with "What Citizenship Means to Me." Also present were the two leaders, Mrs. Philip Wenzel and Mrs. Merle Thiedeman, and three guests, Mrs. Howard Hugg, Mrs. Mehan and Karla Petersen. For new business, plans were made for the Christmas party to be held at the December meeting. A dollar grab bag gift exchange will take place. rounds of 9mm ammunition, But at the last moment British Intelligence got wind of the deal and protested to the Irish government, which hastily called., the whole thing off. Kelly was ordered home and placed under arrest by his jittery superiors. Kelly claims that he was acting on behalf of the Irish goVr ernment and with its full knovyl- edge. He says further that lie was double-crossed by James. Gibbons, the minister of defense, who has denied complicity in the plot. In court Kelly told of a meeting last March between Gibbdn3 and members of a Northern Ireland delegation who had come to Dublin seeking guns.' The defense minister not only promised the delegation guns, but said that he had held theiri out of an Army surplus sale specifically for this purpose, according to Kelly. Gibbons is still a member of the Irish government, though he is no longer minister of defense, but minister of agrieut- tare. ..V Surveying the present crisis, the Irish Times takes a gloomy view, claiming "there are pres- The regular meeting date was \ ent many of the major factors changed to the 3rd Saturday of each month, starting in January. New members are invited to attend the January meeting. Dean Lorenzen conducted the! c lub °! ficers meeting. Roll call was » Your ejected for 1971. They are Kathy (Times Herald News Service) WESTSIDE — The "Purpose | are of United Presbyterian Women" was read in unison Tuesday afternoon to open the regular monthly meeting of the U.P.W.O., held at the United Presbyterian Church basement. Present were 11 members and guest, Rev. Ron Swedberg. During the business meeting conducted by Mrs. Robert Nielsen, president, the group voted to keep the same pledge for the coming year; and agreed to help serve the dinner for the dedication of the new Presbyterian church in Vail on Dec. 13. The afternoon's program consisted of planning the Praise Service for Sunday morning, Nov. 22. Mrs. Wayne Jans and Mrs. Lloyd Lamp were in charge of the arrangements. Toys, items of used clothing, old jewelry, and educational items were brought by members to be sent to various needy groups. A report on the Least Coin was given by Mrs. Dwayne Rutherford. Lunch was served by the hostess, Mrs. B. E. Von Glan, at the conclusion of the meeting. Scotophobia darkness. means fear of Mrs. C. Nickum Home from East (Times Herald New* Service) MANNING — Mrs. Cecelia Nickum has returned home from a ten-day eastern trip. She flew to Buffalo, N.Y., where she visited in the home of a nephew, Max Kortum. She and the Kortums drove to the Adirondack Mountains to visit friends and view the foliage. A short visit was made to Niagara Falls. Ella Sohade, an employee of the Maning Hospital, in the dietary department, has completed a correspondence home study course of 12 lessons in Sanitation. The course is conducted by the Iowa State Department of Health. Mrs. Edwin Weitz of Council Bluffs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rix of Manning, has been chosen to be listed in the 1970 edition of Outstanding Young Women of Amefica. . ;:V .,,^O£GUUJAL ^urkej) trimmings Whether you stare Thanksgiving warmth and charm across the table or across the miles, you'll find our. bountiful : Hallmark "Turkey" party sets and cards are the perfect trimmings for a happy-holiday. Favorite Food". Dale Hinners talked on "Calories and Weight" and Paul Renze on "Eat a Good Breakfast." The officers selected for 1971 President, Kevin Struve; vice president, Dan Lorenzen; secretary-t reasurer, Jim Struve; reporter, Jim Mohr; sentinels, Dave, Don and Doug Opoerman. Hosts for the evening were Vernon Hansen and Dean and Dan Lorenzen. (Times Herald News Service) WESTSIDE - The Westside Winners 4-H Club met Saturday afternoon, Nov. 14, at the home of Sylvia Wenzel. Reesa Rothmeyer, president, called the meeting to order. Nine mem- Mason, president; Rae Ann Rothmever, vice-president; Vicki Wilken, secretary; Kathy Gottsch, reporter; and Rhonda Gottsch, historian. The 4-H pledge, led by Reesa Rothmeyer, closed the meeting. Three educational presentations were given: "Knife Safety", by Kathy Gottsch; "Replace That Rug", by Sylvia Wenzel; and "Citizenship in Democracy", by Reesa Rothmeyer. Following the meeting, the members made Thanksgiving favors for the hospital. Lunch was served by Mrs. Wenzel and Sylvia. necessary for an assault on de^ mocracy." 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