Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 27, 1970 · Page 15
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Friday, November 27, 1970 World to Come m So much evidence has accumulated in recent years that most scientists now accept as true a theory that \vas scoffed at when it was first proposed in the 1920s — that all the continents of the earth were once joined in one super-continent. Geologist Alfred Wegener, originator of the theory, dubbed this primeval continent Pangea ("all lands.") He claimed that it later broke into two smaller su- percontinents, which in turn split into still smaller continents that drifted to form the map of the world as we know it today. Scientists have now established that the earth's crust is not fixed and immobile, but that the continents rest on gigantic "plates" which are in constant movement. The movement is amazingly rapid as geologists measure time. Pangea began breaking up only 200 million years ago. In the less than a lifetime since scientists began arguing about it, North America has drifted several feet farther away from Europe. Where will it all end? Two marine geologists with the Environmental Science Services Administration, Robert S. Dietz and John C. Holden, have projected present-day plate movements into the far future. Writing in Scientific American, they say this is how the earth will look 50 million years from now: Australia has drifted northward and is bumping against Southeast Asia. The eastern portion of Africa has spilt off, while the rest of that continent has moved northward and has virtually collapsed the Mediterranean. The Atlantic is wider and the Pacific is smaller as both North and South America drift westward. Baja California and a sliver of California west of the San Andreas fault have been severed from North America and are drifting to the northwest. And a mere 60 million years from now, Los Angeles' smog problem will be solved as the sliver of California begins sliding into the Aleutian trench. Let no one say he wasn't warned. Back on Track Derailed temporarily (as were most hobbies) by the advent of mass television watching in the early 1950s, model railroading is back on the track in a big way. There are now about 150,000 model railroaders in the United States, and hard as it may be to believe, they spend an average of $276 a year on the hobby, says Model Railroader magazine. This makes for a current annual market of more than $41 million and keeps the wheels humming for some 110 domestic suppliers of model railroading equipment. The old cartoon showing a little kid complaining to mother that dad won't let him play with the train set he got for Christmas is not so far-fetched. The average age of the model railroader is about 33.2 years, the magazine learned in a survey. His average income is nearly $13,000 and he spends about 10 hours a week actively engaged in the hobby. Yet there is no generation gap here. Usually more than one person in a home is interested in model railroading, and usually it is father and son. The first model trains appeared around the turn of the century. Early ones were made by hand, and since household electricity was not in wide use in those days, each car was powered by a tiny battery- operated motor. Tracks were thin strips of metal inserted into wooden rails. The first accessory was a manually operated switch. Santa Claus has good news for sentimentalists. The Lionel name, the most famous name in model railroading, has been revived by a new company after an absence of a number of years when the original company went out of business. Full-scale railroads may have fallen on evil days, but in the world of the miniature, all the signals are green and it's "Highball it!" all the way. Saving Lives Feminist groups seeking congressional passage of the starkly worded legal equality amendment have made a policy decision against accepting half a loaf. It is a decision based on hope that they can get the whole loaf next year. The half-a-loaf compromise rejected by representatives of 13 women's rights groups is an amendment extending the 14th Amendment's equal protection and due process guarantees specifically to women. This was formulated by Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana when it became apparent that the simple legal equality amendment would not get through the Senate because of encumbering changes. In effect, the women said to Bayh: Thanks, but no thanks. He in turn then opined the inescapable — that there was no point in further pursuing the matter in the current lame duck session. All this is a disheartening setback for those who champion unequivocale quality of the sexes in the eyes of the law. They were riding high when the House approved the original amendment — which hnd been introduced many times previously— and it went on to a Senate in which there Were more than 80 co- onsors. Now they are dashed by the present turn of events, but know another day is coming. Lo-fi Dear Abby Washington Notebook See No Pullback in Europe Bruce Biossat WASHINGTON (NEA) — The White House is currently engaged in important talks on U.S. military force levels, but the prospect is running strongly against major cuts in the 310,000 men stationed now in Western Europe. The bind on the administration is tremendous. President Nixon is looking hard for wavs to cut the huse defense budget, and that U.S. contingent attached to NATO is an attractive target. Furthermore, he has promised, under his "doctrine" to lower America's profile around the world — and there also could be pressure next year on Capitol Hill from liberal lawmakers who want large sums diverted to home needs. On the surface the signs might seem good. The newly initiated Bonn-Warsaw pact recognizing the post-World War II Oder-Neisse river line as the Polish- German border, and the Bonn-Moscow renunciation-of-force treaty agreed to in August appear to lessen East-West tensions. But the Soviet Union is offering no reductions in its large forces committed to the "defense" of eastern Europe yet seen always as a threat to the West. In October, at Limerick, Ireland, on his quick European swing, Nixon stoutly reaffirmed a heavy U.S. troop commitment to NATO. The matter has another major facet. It is not at all clear that bringing home even a sizable part of our force in Europe would really produce substantial savings. The present U.S. cost in Europe of maintaining those 310,000 men is around $3.2 billion a year. Critics' figures up to $14 billion are absurd on their face, involving calculations with regard to the Atlantic fleet, backup ground forces stationed elsewhere. These elements would stand as continuing cost factor no matter what pullback we made. The more ctitical point is that the same statement would apply to any — By Bruce Biossat ground forces brought home from Europe. Unless they were disbanded, the outlook is they would cost as much or more to maintain here as overseas. Costs associated with the present heavy two-way flow of men and materials naturally would go down if the overseas forces were eut. But experts say the savings would be offset by new housing and other operating and maintenance costs necessary to keeping the returned force in being at home. With 200,000 U.S. military men stationed in West Germany alone, the Bonn government estimates it contributes some $500 million a year to our on-station costs. The Euro-Group, comprised of Western Europe's defense ministers, is laboring at the problem of easing the U.S. overseas burden still further. Still, as indicated, big savings could come only from disbanding large returned forces. The President's foreign policy advisers are looking at that one, even though the chance of such action seems remote. First, Nixon has only recently restated our commitment. To pull out and disband large forces would be to rip away the underpinnings of that commitment and leave Western Europe in a very shaky state. Our credibility as an on-the-ground partner and ally would be gravely harmed. Short of some presently unforeseen agreement for a mutual East-West reduction of forces, a U.S. pullback is thus very unlikely. Most of the 310,000 in Europe will stay. The "lowered American profile" of the Nixon doctrine translates, of course, into reduced U.S. presence virtually everywhere. The outlook today is that vital exceptions will be made, with jutting peaks of American force showing above a perhaps generally lower line. "Color the Mediterranean red and color Western Europe red," said one U.S. expert, meaning we still see big military-naval commitments there as no less important to security than defense of our own mainland and our Alaska- Hawaii outposts. Woman's World Shifting Sands of Belief — By Betty Canary During my formative years much of my reading matter consisted of posters — Loose Lips Sink Ships. The posters, plus newsreels showing piles of bodies and barrage balloons over Great Britain, along with the fact that one of our f a m i 1 y's best \*&r-4f friends died in a con> J** \ centration camp, led me to believe — if you can believe this — that WE were on the right side. Well, I've been catching up on my reading and I've started wondering. Looks as if I've been wrong all this time. Actually, I started thinking about it some time ago when, on a syndicated television talk show, I heard the real Rudolph Hess explained to me. Then, when I saw a picture spread in a magazine showing Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun as regular homebodies, I really started analyzing my attitude. I mean, I always saw Hitler as a madman intent on world domination and little Eva as nothing more than a paramour when, shucks, folks, they were really just the-couple-next-door types. Hess, of course, parachuted into the British Isles in order to bring peace to the world — and might have done it, too, if those thick-headed Britishers had only listened to him instead of clapping him in jail. This seems to be the year for memoirs and I can see it's not time for me to write mine. I don't seem to remember things the way Lindbergh and Speer do and I always strive for accuracy. I was only an impressionable child during World War II, of course, so my knowledge of Nazi air power and the inner workings of the power elite of that era are necessarily limited. Also, as is obvious, my thinking was hazy. But soon we'll see a regular flood of books, all written to set me straight. Somewhere, right at this moment, someone is probably writing about Benito Mussolini. The author will show us . the real man — a poor, maligned dictator who served the masses and on his days off cooked a truly great pot of minestrone. Stalin, whose works seem to go up and down in fashion like an uncontrolled yo-yo even in his own country, should rate a good-sized biography with serial rights being snapped up by a major news magazine. The book will be called "Down Home — A Peasant at Play," and will be profusely illustrated with candid snapshots of Joe, normal as a bowl of borscht, playing fetch with his favorite wolfhound. Everybody's in Love; Mom's Worried -- By Abigail Van Bur en Abby Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I lost my husband three years ago, and was left with three daughters who are now 13, 14 and 16. I met a man who was in the same boat. His wife died and left him with three sons, ages 10, 16 and 17. We had so much in common, this man and I, that we started seeing each other, fell in love, and within six months we were married. We pooled our resources and live in a lovely old, but large home, and everything seemed perfect, but it was too good to be true. I suppose you are ahead of the story because the inevitable happened. Our two eldest daughters and sons like each other too much. We don't dare leave them alone any more. I am going out of my mind with worry. I suppose a genuine "love" developed between his sons and my daughters nothing would be wrong with it, but I'm afraid there has already been too much intimacy. Please suggest something. WORRIED MOM DEAR MOM: I presume the girls have been told the facts of life, and the boys, too. Under the circumstances, since you feel there is cause for concern, if possible send the girls or the boys to boarding school, relatives or friends. You can't keep them separated forever, of course, but the temptation will be reduced considerably, at least until they've had a chance to meet others and grow up. DEAR ABBY: My d a u g h t e r is 15 years old and she wants to quit school and get married. She is a good student and has another three years to go before she graduates, but she insists she doesn't need a high school diploma. The fellow is a nice enough kid, but he's not 21 yet and he is going to be out of the country for a year. I also try to point out to my daughter the number of teen-age marriages that break up, but she says that won't happen to them. I wish that girl of mine would stay In school. I never got a high school diploma and it has held me back all my life. When I try to tell her this, it goes in one ear and out the other. Maybe you can explain it better to her than I can. Please try. Thanking you, I remain, HER FATHER DEAR FATHER: You've explained it very well, but if you want me to second the motion, I say, "Heaven can wait. Graduate!" DEAR ABBY: Concerning the gentleman who didn't tip the strolling musicians in a restaurant, may I add a few words to "No Patsy," who defended the Polly's Pointers man's not tipping. When I go out with a man for the first time, I can't help but notice what kind of a tipper he is. I store this information with the rest of my impressions of the man. This one clew to the man's generosity (or lack of it) doesn't necessarily keep me from enjoying the man or becoming further involved with him. but I will say this: In dating well over 100 men since my divorce, I have observed that every man who has been cheap about tipping has expected more from others (especially his women) than he has been willing to give of himself. "ME" IN CAMDEN, N.J. CONFIDENTIAL TO "PABLO IN ALBUQUERQUE": Anyone who opens doors with his elbows and closes them with his fanny because he fears contamination from doorknobs is (to use your phrase) "off his rocker." The nicest thing about the boss taking a two-week vacation cruise is that we KNOW he can't possibly pop into the office for a fortnight. Your Health To Promote Regularity By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. You can avoid the constipation problem by forming a regular bowel habit. This doesn't mean the bowels must move every day. You should consume enough volume at breakfast to stimulate the normal reflex call to stool that follows eating. Then sit on the stool within an hour after your meal. Another meal can be chosen if it is more convenient. Dr. L. E. Lamb Tne mea ^ needn't contain lots of calories. Two glasses of warm water help to fill the stomach. Two cups of a beverage may be enough to initiate the call for some people. If you are already having the bowel problem, you can usually correct it. Of course, any significant hemorrhoids (piles) or local rectal problems should be corrected. Stop all laxatives of any type. You might as well choose breakfast as the meal to trigger your call to stool reflex. Eat a good breakfast containing bulk. This includes cereal, fruit, toast, fruit juice and other beverages. Immediately after breakfast, sit on the stool and read to distract attention from the bowels. Continue this practice daily. Every three days, a small tap-water enema can be used — in the morning after sitting on the stool — if no movement has occurred. Some cases do require one to three tablespoonfuls of mineral oil, taken at bedtime only. Do not use this unless necessary and discontinue as soon as possible. It usually takes one to four weeks to establish normal bowel function. The morning ritual establishes a natural reflex action and the vicious cycle — laxative, constipation, laxative — can be Oh, Sun, Stay Away! broken. In some cases, deep-seated emotional problems require additional attention, usually by a psychiatrist. An over-all effort should be made to increase the bulk in the diet. This means salads, vegetables, fruits and cereals. When physical inactivity is a factor, a simple exercise program like daily walking will help. Avoid things that irritate the digestive tract, like tobacco, alcohol, coffee and highly seasoned foods. Mexican food is an example. High seasoned Mexican food irritates the entire digestive tract from mouth to rectum, sometimes called "Mexican heartburn." The sudden onset of failure of the bowels to move requires immediate medical attention. But most constipation problems relate to poor diet, bad habits, inactivity, injudicious use of laxatives, enemas and failure to train the bowel. By following the simple procedure I have outlined, most people can avoid becoming "a bowel problem." 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. By Polly Cramer Official Paper of County and City Polly Cramer POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — I have a sliding glass door in the west wall of my living room and get the hot afternoon sun. During the summer and fall the room is like an oven even though I keep the draperies closed. Can someone tell me what I could do to keep out the sun and heat? I do not want to use foil. I have two small children who often go in and out and I need to watch them when they are outside. -SHIRLEY DEAR POLLY — I solved the problem Gloria has with rust stains on her white acrylic pants suit by going to a dry- cleaner's supply house and purchasing the same product that cleaners use to remove rust. Used as directed, it has solved all such problems for me and I hope Gloria will have the same luck. -HAZEL DEAR POLLY — Gloria could buy a small amount of oxalic acid (poison) crystals at a drugstore, wet the rust spots on her whitepants suit, sprinkle a few crystals on it to cover, wait a few minutes and rinse thoroughly. I find this v/orks like magic. I have used the oxalic acid treatment on fine linens, rugs after they have been shampooed and rust stains remained, and where metal furniture has stood. —MARY O. gests using one tablespoon of the oxalic acid (poison) crystals in a cup of warm water to sponge the stain rather than putting them on full strength as Mary O. did. Do not use on nylon. Test your particular fabric first. —POLLY DEAR POLLY — Since cowhide suede is the last word in fashion I would like to pass on an easy help when one is making a garment from such material. When applying the pattern to the cowhide, use small pieces of plastic gummed tape around the edges, wherever a pin would usually be used, to hold it in place. The tape is easier to apply and there are no holes left in the garment. —RAMONA You will receive a dollar if Polly uses your favorite homemaking idea, Polly's Problem or solution to a problem. Write Polly in care of this newspaper. 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 o£ subscribers, recorded daily on permanent records and verified by the na^ tionally recognized Audit Bureau of Circulations guarantees advertisers the; paid circulation figures of the Carrolt Daily Times Herald are accurate. Only; an ABC newspaper can give assurance; its stated circulation is accurate. - DEAR GIRLS - This is tricky business. Gloria already has tried a number of remedies, such as a spot remover, lemon juice, soda and vinegar, and an excellent dry cleaner informs us that if such stained garments are taken to a good cleaner BEFORE trying anything they can usually do a perfect removal job. He also suggested trying to buy the same professional solution as Hazel suggested. One of our good references sug- © W0 by NEA, luc^^fi^b ''Heyjrank-babe! Haw's th* mw m»V cor?"

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