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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Wednesday, Novembar 1, 1967 Balance Of Rights Such manifestations of current unrest as riots, sit-ins, picketing and the rest sharpen the focus on a persistent dilemma in a free society. They seem to pose endless variants of the old question as to where the line must be drawn between freedom of speech and assembly and invasion of others' rights. Over the years, various pungent remarks have cast light on the question. It has been said that one man's right to swing his fist ends where another man's nose begins. A great jurist noted that the right of free speech does not include the privilege of shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater. The fact that divergent rights are often in conflict to some extent enjoins us all to act with due regard for the other fellow. Those who are determined, vigorous and articulate in protest have a particular responsibility in this regard. That brings us, by way of illustration, to the episode at Oberlin College in which a crowd of students trapped a Navy recruiter in his car for hours. They were bent on exercising their rights of assembly and protest. But in the process they ignored the equally important right of the recruiter to do what duty required. People strongly committed to some belief, and young people especially, often tend to be carried away in an excess of zeal. Then they trample on the rights of others as they exercise their own. But there must be a measure of restraint based on the concept of a fair balance between conflicting rights. This concept ought to be understood and fostered, above all, on the campus. The Oberlin students who held that recruiter immobile in his car while they chanted « n o, we won't go!" did not bring credit on themselves or their college. Public TV Started It is said of the Public Television Act of 1967, just sent to President Johnson for his signature, that it could have an impact comparable • to that of the land grant universities measure of a century ago. That may be stretching the point a bit. But there is little doubt that with sufficient backing and imaginative use of its potential the projected public TV corporation could become a major educational force. The possibilities were aptly summed up in a recent column by James Reston of the New York Times. The act is an effort, he said, "to grapple with a practical problem: to portray the fundamental and not merely the dramatic or commercially useful aspects of American life; not to replace but to supplement commercial television; to fill the gap between what commercial television cannot do because it must reach the widest mass audience, and what noncommercial television cannot do now because it simply does not have the money, the facilities or the personnel to do it." That is a tall order. It is a challenge to use modern technology to the fullest as a means of enriching and expanding the intellectual life of the American people. The challenge is one to engage the best effort of keen minds devoted to the proposition that knowledge and understanding comprise the keystone of democracy. A start has been made, with a nine-million dollar-grant for the first year of operation. The next step will be to work out a system of long- range financing. We stand at the beginning of a new and promising veture in mass education. Degree Of Order The switch from daylight saving to standard time brought its quotient of confusion, as always. Whereas more than a few citizens found themselves an hour behind schedule on that morning six months ago, some hustled off to church an hour early on October 29. The sound of muttering in beards was heard, mingled with plaintive regrets for second cups of coffee missed. Yet though there was some confusion, the most striking thing was the relative smoothness of the transition this time around. Though not everyone is satisfied with the federal uniform time law, it did transfornl the usual summer chaos into some degree of order. On the whole, we were better off under the new system. Not Far Away Most Americans, despite the crackle in the air these mornings, doubtless still cling to the illusion that winter is some ways off. Not so the folks jn the little northern Michigan lumbering town of Herman. They have just been treated to a 15-inch snowfall on top of the 11 inches previously recorded this season. It's not winter yet in Herman — not by the calendar — but it's beginning to look rather like the genuine article. Herman is a bit out of the ordinary, granted. Last winter its snowfall totaled a whopping 293 inches, which is about 10 times what most of us content with. All the same. Herman's preview of the winter wonderland should be taken as a reminder of things to come throughout most of these United States. As the poet might have said if sufficiently in his cups, if 15 inches of snow come to Herman, can winter be far behind? Is This What the Doctor Ordered? The Doctor Says MftH Gentle Massage of Value in Treating Polymyositis By Dr. W. G. Brandstadt '^4i^m^m^, • £ Washington Notebook Viet War as a 1968 Issue is Seen Eluding the GOP Q — My wife hat had myo- sitis for six years. Nothing she has taken seems to help. What do you advise? A —Chronic myositis (inflammation of a muscle) may be due to an infection or a muscle strain that has never had a chance to heal. The first procedure would be to find and remove the cause, if possible. Hot packs or an electric pad applied for 20 to 30 minutes two or three times a day often help. Drugs are of little value in the treatment of this disease. Q — What are the usual symptoms of polymyositis? What is the cause? Can it be cured? A — Polymyositis usually starts with easy fatigability and a feeling of lassitude. Tests of strength show a definite weakness in the involved muscles. There may also be a skin rash. The cause is unknown. Aspirin, prednisone and gentle massage are the measures most commonly used in treatment. They should be applied faithfully to prevent complications. Although treatment is beneficial, it cannot be said to cure the disease. Q — How serious is muscular atrophy? Is there any cure? A — Although there are several types of muscular atrophy, such as muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic latteral sclerosis and progressive bulbar palsy, all are characterized by a progressive wasting of the muscles. These diseases are not an immediate threat to life but they are disabling and no treatment is known for any of them. Q — Is there any cure for trigeminal neuralgia? A — This condition, a I $ e called tic douloureux and facial neuralgia, may be treated either by injecting the painful nerve with boiling water or alcohol or by an operation in which the nerve is crushed. Both methods; when properly done, give prompt relief but the relief fol-; lowing nerve crushing is more enduring. Nerve injections usually have to be repeated after two years or less. Dear Abby Some Wives Just Don't Care By Abigail Van Bur en By Bruce Biossat WASHINGTON (NEA) — A high-placed Democrat seriously doubts that the Republicans, for all their recent stirrings, can make an effective, clear-cut 1968 campaign issue of the controversial Vietnam war. He holds to this view in full expectation that the war will still be raging a year from now; "Hanoi is not going to negotiate before the election even if we offer them California." This Democrat's argument is that Republican choices on the war issue are roughly as limited as those President Johnson believes he has. By this notion, the GOP can neither endorse all-out war nor suggest withdrawal without splitting their own ranks widely and perhaps losing crucial support in the electorate. Republican minority leader Everett Dirksen's newest lashing of the President's GOP critics is a powerful sign of what would happen if any really heavy dove-ward .pressure developed in the party. The top Democrat contends that the Republicans will have to propose some kind of tightly governed war which in real fact would be very close to the President's own course — with emphasis on limitation, on "prudence," on selective attack. Their great need will be to make this seem different. They can argue, in part, that merely a "fresh face" in the White House will enlarge the outlook for settlement, even though the policies pursued will be the same. Many Republicans already are trying to make this case. Beyond this, they must conduct a search for variations on an existing theme. Here, too, the quest has already begun. The Democratic source suggests that this explains what he c a 11 s the Republicans' recent "English country dances," pro• posals that have the sound of something new but would not materially alter the concept of Polly's Pointers Open Fireplace Can Be Cozy By Polly Cramer DEAR POLLY — I think I would really appreciate it if Mrs. K. A. R. should ignore the someone could suggest a way ^ opinions of friends who warned to clean a mattress without it extent are they questioning the _ M 11 . __1A" __ JI 1. nn*3 rff\ rrf\4-t~M^rt O/\QlfO/l ••!! IVi A Pi Cii-nrl ••* ws ntti-nt Ft 4-« f\ 4- *^ r~ei «. Ustn rtC the conflict as a limited war for limited goals. These include restricting bombing to tactical war zones or adjacent supply areas and an end to "search-and-destroy" missions. These and other inventive notions may be heard often in the months ahead. But they will be judged more closely as the 1968 campaign warms up, and particularly after the Republicans get a presidential nominee and a Vietnam policy plank in their platform next August. Says the rival party source: "There's only one dart board up there now (LBJ), but later on there will be two, and both will be fired at." No criticism from Republicans made as big an impact as that from K e n t u c k y's Sen. Thruston Morton. He is noted for his crusty candor and his political sensitivity. When he spoke out, it was widely assumed he had scanned the electorate and read there an ominous disenchantment with the war. Yet there are many here who share the view of the quoted Democrat — that' Republicans will be hard-pressed to devise convincing alternatives, especially since three of their four leading nominee prospects (Nixon, Reagan and Rockefeller) are hawkish. Some politicians in both parties are suggesting, moreover, that this latest flurry of doubt over the war confuses one thing badly: To what extent are newly disaffected voters — and responsive politicians — voicing war weariness, and to what Remember Way Back When Nineteen Forty-Two— Henry Ewoldit, former Manning businessman who had attained the age of 101 years, died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martin Myrtue in Harlan ... Mr. Ewoldt was born March 5, 1841, at Bend- feldit, Probstei, Holstein, Germany ... He followed this occupation (shoemaker's trade) in his native land until 1864 when he came to the U.S. . . . at Davenport, where he took up farming . . . They farmed' for a short time near Arcadia in Crawford County, moving to Carroll County in 1878. They lived in Manning for 60 years, coming here when the town was in its infancy . . . There were 14 children in the fa'mily. Nineteen Forty-Two— Coffee will be rationed starting at midnight, Nov. 28, at the rate of one pound every five weeks for each person over 15 years old ... On the basis of 35 to 40 cups to the pound, the ration means slightly more than a cup a day per person. Nineteen Forty-Two— In order to obtain yarn for knitted afghans, the Junior Red Cross will sponsor a scfap yarn drive starting this week. Containers will be placed in Strohm's Store, Walters Bros. Dry Goods and Grocery and the Vogue Dress Shop. Nineteen Forty-Two— Fourteen tables of bridge, pinochle and cribbage were played at a card party given by Central Rebekah Lodge No. 191 in the Odd Fellows Hall last night as a benefit for the Odd Fellows Home in Mason City. DEAR ABBY: Being a pilot for a commercial airline, I have seen many young wives who are either saying good-by to their husbands in the service, or meeting them when they return. Now, Abby, wouldn't you think a young woman would want her husband to carry away a picture of her that is pretty and pleasing? After all, he may not see her for a year or more. And when the husband returns, how do you think he feels to be met by a wife who looks a mess? Abby, I have seen young wives wearing rumpled shorts and soiled halters, with their hair done up in rollers, covered by a faded ugly kerchief. I just don't know what some of those girls can be thinking of, do you? PILOT DEAR PILOT: They certainly aren't using their noodles. They remind me of the bride who wore rollers in her hair at her wedding because she wanted to look nice for the reception. DEAR ABBY: I have heard that it is bad luck to seat 13 at a table for a dinner party. Where on earth did that silly superstition come from? I have a friend who wouldn't sit 13 at a table for love or money. GISELA DEAR GISELA: I don't know, but let me guess. It probably originated when a hostess, who had service for only 12 in her lovely china, crystal, and silver, invited 12 for dinner, and someone brought a friend, making it 13. DEAR ABBY: Last week I made a proposal of marriage to a girl I was very much in love with. She refused. Now I find that she has told nearly everyone in town that I asked her to marry me and she turned me her of the resulting dirt and go ahead with her ideas for an open fireplace. I had never been without one until we moved from New England to Florida, to enjoy our September years, and bought a cracker-box 1 farmhouse in this glorious Southland. Since it had no fireplace, we lost no time in designing and having one built. To use it means companion- getting soaked. —MAE DEAR POLLY — In my opinion a fireplace adds more to a home than any other luxury. If the damper in the chimney is used correctly there is no reason for smoke in the house. As for dust, the ashes can be rein o v e d easily and without spreading all over the room. I use a large grocery bag, fundamental strategic idea of our being in South Vietnam and in Southeast Asia? They may be saying our staying power is running out. Or they may be arguing that our "world power" has overreached itself and should be pulled back. We had better know which it is, for it affects our whole future — and the free world's. Woman's World A Wife Measures Up By Betty Canary down. This has embarrassed me to a great extent. Why would a girl broadcast something like that? I would have understood it had she ac-: cepted, but why would she tell people she turned me down? I wish she'd have kept her mouth shut. EMBARRASSED DEAR EMBARRASSED: She was obviously proud of the fact that someone proposed to her, even though she refused.; In addition to being inconsiderate and indiscreet, she talks too much. DEAR ABBY: In the book *f etiquette it says that all per-, sonal notes should be written- in either dark blue or black- ink. Well, how about a profes-^ sional Irishman who uses nothing but GREEN ink? This man is so proud of the fact that he is Irish that he never lets anybody forget it for a minute. He wears green all the time. His house is painted green. He drives a green car, and he has cute little shan> rock designs on everything* from his business stationery to his mailbox. Don't you think someone ought to tell that "Jolly Green Giant" that GREEN ink is not considered good etiquette? KNOWS BETTER DEAR KNOWS: I'm sure ft wouldn't faze him. And bet you his shillelagh that gained more by being a " fessional Irishman" than he's lost. _._, IT CONFIDENTIAL TO "WO& RIED SICK" IN CLEVELAND* Don't Worry. Your letter has only one chance in 12,000 to published in this column, if it were I would not use your right name without you* permission. - T" DEAR ABBY: The office W- pervisor where I work has;3a; habit of putting his arm around you, and letting his hand rest firmly on your hip while heris discussing something with you. He is a very friendly type an3 I am sure he means nothing tg? it, as he is a happily married man. However, this is very |n- noying to me. Other girls in the; office have told me it was aa- noying to them, too. '*'. '. How can I handle this without making a federal case out of something I know is mqire thoughtlessness than lust? OFFICE PRUDE "u- O,.™H, onH if is a maker sprinkle the inside with water, 3S55SSS1 Daily Times Herald anu ace <-uc uuuga nc , nln<w» undpr the see. It spells family love. Yes, the dag as close unaer me Mrs. K. A. R., have the fire- _M=< uO-s*' "*""*"" \1 place, enjoy it and think of us transplanted New Englanders who never before had it so good. —MILDRED POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — My husband is a painter and I cannot remove the dirt, grime and paint that is on his overalls. I tried soaking them in lye, even solutions of turpentine and ammonia but nothing will do it. I used to have them washed at a laundry but they stopped this service as there were not enough calls for it. They will not tell me how to remove this soil. I would be thankful for an answer to my problem. —MRS. A. D. POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — I have a mattress that is still good but it could stand a good cleaning. chimney opening as possible so the dust will go up the chimney. Of course, the paper bag is only used when there are no live coals. I remove the ashes in the morning after the fire is out, then put more kindling and logs in place so they are ready to light in the evening when my husband and children are at home. There is nothing more homey and beautiful than an open fire. -MRS. M. A. C. 515 North Main Street Carroll, Iowa Daily Except Sundays and Holidays other than February 22, November 11 by The Herald Publishing Company. JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor W. L. REITZ, News Editor MARTIN MAKER, Advt. Mgr. Entered as second-class matter at the post-office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act of March 2. 1879. 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 Carroll Count? and All Adjoining Counties, per year $13.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2, per year $16.00 All Other Mail in the United States, per year ¥20.09 I answered the telephone and my husband asked, "Who is this?" Well, I suppose there isn't a man on the earth who doesn't come to it, I thought. At last he wants to know the real me. "Twiggy," I said. "Why did you say that?" "It's sort of applied psychology. You know, as a woman thinks, she is, and since I tried on a size 14 skirt this morning ..." "Weren't you a member of the League of Women Voters a few years ago?" "Yes." I heard a thud as though he had fallen. "You aren't a contemporary revolutionist are you?" "Gee, I don't think so. Any reason you'd like to know?" "At lunch today Harry said that in the John Birch publication, American Opinion, marriageable men were warned to avoid contemporary revolutionists, Vassar grads, members of the League of Women Voters, hippies, mods, women who enjoy the poems of Allen Ginsberg or the wit of Dwight MacDonald ..." "I know an Irv MacDonald. He works at the meat market." "That's one for your side." "What else?" "Bachelors were also warned against females who like Twiggy and canned grasshoppers." "Another one for my side is you aren't a bachelor. Listen, I think you must have hit your head on the telephone booth. Come on home and I will fix you a vodka Martini with two olives." "Good Lord! They warned against women who like vodka, too!" "Well, at least I didn't go to Vassar," I said. "You are definitely not mod," he sounded happier but reflective. "However, about hippy . . ." The store didn't have canned grasshoppers today, but Irv is delivering some I ordered dressed and frozen. DEAR PRUDE: When this happily married man puts his arm around you, subtly shake it off, or squirm loose. If he repeats the friendly gesture, use your hand emphatically to remove his. You need not make a federal case out of it. If you smile through it all, you can settle it in the lower courts. DEAR ABBY: I usually bottle my feelings up inside me so I won't become a nag. My husband works very hard. He's a machinist. Naturally because of his work his clothes get very dirty and greasy. When he comes home, he likes to relax, and I think he should be able to, but he either sits or lies on the front room furniture in his dirty work clothes. How would you handle this? I'm ready to crown him. JENNIE DEAR JENNIE: A man's home is his castle, but don't "crown" him. Buy some plastic covers for your furniture. Or use old bedspreads.