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Dally Times Herald EDITORIALS Friday, November 3, 1967 Shift In Sentiment There is no longer any question that thera has been a massive shift in public sentiment about the Vietnamese War during the past two years of deepening involvement. And though there are numerous gradations of opinion it is clear that support of the American policy has markedly declined. This was indicated once again in the Gallup Poll report on response to the following question: "In view of the developments since we entered the fighting in Vietnam, do you think the U.S. made a mistake sending troops to fight in Vietnam?" When that question was first asked in August 1965, only 24 per cent answered yes, 61 per cent said no and 15 per cent offered no opinion. Most recently, a resounding 46 per cent said they did think our entry into combat was a mistake, 44 per cent said it was not, and 10 per cent gave no opinion. No one can say with any confidence just what has been most instrumental in bringing about this change. Undoubtedly the sharp increase in American casualties has played an important part in it. The enormous and rising U.S. dollar outlay, and its inhibiting effect on domestic programs, also is beginning to be realized by the man in the street. The growing tide of re- sponsibile dissent — not the demonstrations and Selective Service Center riots, but the reasoned views of an increasing number of congressmen and other well informed individuals — is having a cumulative effect. Whatever the causes, American opinion appears to be shifting strongly away from the sort of unquestioning support of official policy that has been evident in our previous wars. Though President Johnson's tenacity of purpose might be admirable under other circumstances, there is reason to think we may be seeing a case of the people being ahead of their leadership. Poison Spreading Not long ago a Western newspaper carried an editorial stoutly headed, "Smog Board Must Be Firm." This admonition to a county air pollution control advisory council could serve as an excellent watchword for communities that have such a setup or plan something of the kind. Enacting anti-pollution laws and establishing control groups is only a start. The vigor of enforcement is the crucial factor. Any thought that this is a problem that only big cities need worry about had better be discarded at once. As new studies appear, it becomes more and more evident that concern about the quality of the air we breathe must be shared by all of us — those who live in metropolitan areas, those who live in smaller communities, and even those who live in the country. The fact is that those who wrest their living from the land have particular reason for seeking air pollution control measures. Experience in various parts of the country — both in Connecticut and in California, for example—shows • that polluted air may seriously damage crops. In Connecticut, farmers have found that contaminants in the air may blight tobacco and such leaf crops as spinach. In California, the Los Angeles Times reports that even in outlying parts of the Los Angeles basin such vegetables as spinach, kale and romaine no longer thrive although they used to be common in the region. It also is reported that some flowers — petunias, orchids, carnations — are spoiled by smog. Stands of giant ponderosa pine as much as 60 miles east of Los Angeles are sickening. This is, both literally and by connotation, ominous. It is a foretaste of something unpleasant and potentially dangerous that can happen in many places. The time to establish and enforce air pollution controls is not in the future, but now. Meat Substitutes Efforts to produce meat substitutes that look and taste like the genuine article have been under way for several decades. They have recently become successful enough to attract the somewhat grudging notice of meat specialists. At an assemblage called the Future for Pork conference on the Iowa State University campus the other day, John R. Harvey of Successful Farming magazine assured pork men ( that "the genuine pork chop is here to stay and will receive little competition from imitation meats now on the market." He predicted that few families would switch from meat to the substitutes. Considering that the meat substitutes are made in large part from spun soybean fiber doctored with artificial color and flavor, there might be widespread agreement on this point. But hear Harvey further: "I recently conducted research on the no-animal-fat meats and was surprised that even some 'professional tasters' could find no difference between certain samples of real and synthetic meats." That must have sent a chill down the pork men's spines. And if meat substitutes are that much like the real thing, our hunch is they'll find growing acceptance in the years ahead. Room for One More? The Doctor Says %i'ivfi:v:'-v^,\^ : :;'^ -.' ;•' ; No Treatment Necessary for 'Night Paralysis' By Dr. W. G. Brandstadt Washington Notebook Anarchy or Repression? U.S. at Rights Crossroads By Bruce Biossat Q — What would cause weakness in my fingers so that I can't hold a pen or button my shirt? A — You may be in the early stage of one of the muscle- wasting diseases — progressive muscular atrophy, amyotrophk? lateral sclerosis, multiple scler- o s i s or bulbar palsy. You should have a complete checkup by a nerve specialist. Q — What is the cause of night paralysis? Is there any treatment for it? A — When a person with night paralysis wakes up he lies motionless, unable even to open his eyes. He feels that, if he could move a single muscle, that would break the spell and full muscle power would return. The touch of a hand will relieve the paralysis instantly or after a brief period the victim's motor power will return spontaneously. The cause is unknown and no treatment is necessary. Q — What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease? How does a doctor make the diagnosis? A — In Parkinson's disease, paralysis agitans or shaking palsy, there is a coarse rhythmic tremor that may affect the head or the limbs. In the fingers it is known as a pill-rolling tremor. The posture becomes stooped. The facial expression is rigid and the speech rhythmic and expressionless. The tremors can be stopped mo- mentarily with hard concentration. Since these symptoms are characteristic of no other disease the diagnosis can hardly be missed. 0 — I have Parkinson's disease. Could it make me lose my balance? Is there any cure for it? A — The cause is unknown. Persons with this disease de- velop a quick, shuffling accelerating gait because their stooped posture throws them off-balance. Thus they are more likely to lose their balance when walking than when standing still. Treatment with modern drugs and an operation in which a small area in the brain is destroyed by freezing has gone far to bring relief to some victims of this disease. Polly's Pointers Consider the Patient By Polly Cramer WASHINGTON (N E A) — Probings thus far have convinced some members of President Johnson's commission on civil disorders that this country is tragically unaware it is in the very worst crisis in its history — not excepting the Civil War. One member believes that if the commission, upon issuing its reports, does not find the way to make the racial crisis deeply felt by white America, then its present undertaking will be wasted even in the event it comes up "with every right answer." Testimony to the commission from a wide range of sources has put the struggle in so grave a light that it • leads this one member to say: "We are all depressed. I would say that if we can get the country as depressed as we are, it would be a good first step." This source says findings make plain the United States is teetering between the chaos of anarchy on the one extreme and the peril of becoming a much more repressive society on the other. He suggests that only after there is an immense new awareness of these dangers can a saner, more orderly middle course be followed: "We can't solve the problem just by doing somewhat more of the same things we've been doing. We've got to open up this society to Negroes in every conceivable way. And we can't do it on the cheap." As already indicated by another commission member, Mayor John V. Lindsay of New York, the probers agree that vast numbers of new jobs are the key to this crisis. The source here quoted would add, however, that no avalanche of federal jobs will do — since Congress can cause them to melt away. The need, says this man, is for private jobs — on a scale so large that business and industry are unlikely to respond as required without tax incentives and other inducements The Mature Parent Sex Education School 'Must' By Muriel Lawrence What's your opinion of schools' incorporating sex instruction into their general instruction of children? Mine has been a little wobbly until now. Now I'm wholly for it because of a reprinted article sent me by the Sex Education and Information Council of the United States, because of the realistic sense contained in the points made by its authors, Dr. Lester A. Kirkendall, professor of family life, and Deryck Calderwood of Oregon State University. First, reminding us that sex instruction is considerably more than information on the mechanics of human reproduction, they suggest that we parents may just NOT be able to teach children to use these mechanics responsibly. Not any more. Not bombarded as they are night and day by the com- mecialized salacity of our mass media. We may just not be able to counteract the influence of the leering filth to which they are so constantly exposed. That's the point that really sold me. The next one is nearly as persuasive. It is that the emotional meaning of our own love experience to us makes it very difficult to convey sexual reality to our children. We don't want to. And myself, I don't see why we should want to, wanting as we do to keep that emotional meaning private. The third point is that the teen-ager's struggle (and he's always the one we fail) with his sexuality is really a struggle for his own identity, for his separateness from us. The fourth point in favor of schools' sex education is, of course, the Pill. As the authors say, "The young do not now scare so easily as they used to." And they don't. Between the removal of pregnancy fear and the leering salacity of this moralistic society of ours, the kids won't scare at all any more. Thus, motivation other than terror of illegal babies must be found and provided to them if they are to begin to respect sexual decision as social decision — as profoundly responsi- * ble, not a "fun" thing. Do you know what that motivation is? If you don't, you'd better consider agreeing with me. Barbs The most popular attraction at the drive-in theater is the audience. What did young executives carry their lunches in before the advent of the dispatch case? which would make it economically advantageous to do so. The great pool of Negro unemployed which provides the explosive tinder for shattering urban riots is either untrained or badly under-trained. Equipping them with job skills is a costly, drawn-out process. The commission source said evidence shows that these Negroes, predominantly young persons, are the victims of "criminally ineffective education in the ghettos." Jobless, restless, bristling with resentments and aggressive energies, these young peo- . pie are the audience for the black nationalists, black power • advocates and other militants. In the n a t i o n's urban cores, there are today 50 per cent more Negro teen-agers than there were just seven years ago. The growing view on the commission is that summer programs in the cities will no longer ease the threat of explosions. The quoted commission member says: "Negroes are cynical about (the idea of buying them off for the summer. They find it insulting and prejudiced that people feel they can't stand the hot weather, so they blow up then but no other time." In this man's view, what is happening in the ghettos is a "mindless, aimless, peasant-like revolt" which, if not met swiftly by major corrective (but not repressive) action, could rip the country to pieces. "We are now a heavily urbanized nation. And it does not take very many people to disrupt an urban society," he adds. One big hope, he suggests, has to be that many of the fieriest Negro militants are bright young men who are already cynical toward even some black extremist leaders and movements. With real action, he says, white America may yet lure them into an orderly society. Daily Times Herald 515 North Main Street Carroll, Iowa Daily Kxcept 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 BY MAIL Carroll Count; and All Adjoining Counties, per year $13.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2. per year $lb,00 Al! Other Mail in the United States, per year *20.W Remember Way Back When Nineteen Fifty-Seven— Kuemper High School dismissed classes at 9 a.m. Thursday and will remain closed until Monday morning ... All parochial schools will be closed Friday for All Saints Day. The Rev. Thomas Donahoe, assistant principal of Kuemper High School, said that 162 students were absent when classes convened . . . this morning, but that the decision to close was made primarily because of illness among members of the faculty ... At Carroll Public Schools, the flu situation was somewhat better Thursday than earlier in the week . . . Nineteen Fifty-Seven— The flu bug wiped out the last two games in the Carroll High School football schedule and the Tigers will turn in their suits Thursday afternoon . . . Carroll was forced to cancel Friday night's game because Coach Arnold "Bud" Paulsen could not find 11 players physically fit to play. Nineteen Fifty-Seven— An attendance of at least 200 was assured for the state Jaycee meeting in Carroll Feb. 7-9 on the basis of advance reservations. Nineteen Fifty-Seven- Mr, and Mrs. Walter Rose and daughter Vicki have moved back to Carroll from Ames. DEAR POLLY — I have just come home from a stay in the hospital. While it is fresh in my mind, I want to give some Pointers on what to take the sick. Small bouquets are a joy but potted plants and dish gardens worry those who are bedfast and cannot tend them. A small down pillow is comforting for sore spots, while a bed caddy is really enjoyed. This hangs between the mattress and springs and has pockets for books, facial tissues and so on. One of my friends brought a large grocery bag which contained tissues, air freshener, tablet paper and pencil, soap, lotion and a gay roll of toilet tissue. Also, do wear your prettiest dress when calling on a sick friend because one stores up memories of people. Make visits short, not more than 15 minutes, and do not discuss your own problems. - A READER DEAR POLLY - At the end of the season, I wash, dry and sun my bathing suit, then fold and roll it tightly. It is sealed in a quart fruit jar and the jar stored where it is away from the light. This protects the suit from moths and dust. — MRS. R. H. POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — I wonder if any of the readers know how to make a horse collar into a picture frame. I heard that they can be so used and once saw a picture of one that a man had used for a mirror frame. What is needed besides the horse collar? Is some sort of finish needed to preserve the collar? - MRS. D. M. Now, girls, there is a problem that is really new to me. 1 Woman's World am sure that among our ingenious readers there must ba someone who can help Mrs. D. M. For most of us, probably the biggest problem would be to get the collar, but if one has one, how do you use it? - POLLY DEAR POLLY — I am answering Beverly, that frugal lady who hates to throw away spices. Spices contain oils and, when they evaporate, the flavors are lost. Nutmeg and pepper are best bought whole and ground when needed. (Polly's note — They keep for years.) Chili powder, paprika and cayenne pepper do better if they are kept in the refrigerator. (Polly's note — Authorities say that any red spices are most readily subject to bugs and should be closely watched.) Buy small amounts, store in a cool, dry, dark place with the jars and tins tightly closed. Herbs, often confused with spices, can be kept up to a year if stored away from heat and steam and-in tightly covered glass jars. — MRS. L. T. DEAR POLLY — \ want to tell Beverly to put her spices in plastic bags or containers and keep them in the freezer. They will not freeze, but this will keep them fresh and help retain their flavor and strength. — BETTIE DEAR POLLY — If Mrs. K. A. R. likes and wants a fireplace that is all that really matters. It is almost a way of life in the warmth, comfort and pleasure it brings to a home. It must be wett-built and the flue must be kept in good working condition, which is not as big a project as keeping a furnace in good shape. If a fireplace is properly constructed, it should not add much dust or mess. When I build my dream home, a fireplace is a must. - HAZEL DEAR POLLY — I h a v a found that if you will slip a very young child into a short, wide pillowcase, he will stay covered and still have room to move about as he sleeps. The top of the pillowcase Sisters Light Life's Path By Betty Canary I don't go about defending women because I think women, as well as little girls, can usually take care of themselves. My attitude is borne out by the fact that we have three boys and two girls, that ratio being a pretty fair one. I believe my sons will be happy about this someday because living with sisters around the house is giving them a chance at knowing some real facts about women. At least when they are married they should not display that quaint, traditional helpless attitude of most men when locked out of the bathroom for three hours. Their sisters will have conditioned them. They will also have faced up to first-time fudge and cupcakes and, from the time their sisters were infants, these boys have been subjected to a female voice saying, "Nobody loves me." Then too, the first time his wife wails, "I have nothing to wear!" any man who has had a sister will not have the mistaken idea that this woman is accusing him of something. A brother of girls knows "I have nothing to wear!" is something even baby girls cry. They know that it is a phrase inborn, something peculiar to the female. I look forward to having daughters-in-law someday, and I only hope they will appreciate what I have done for them, Not only have I arranged for their husbands to grow up with sisters, but I have done other things. I have taught my sons to pick up their clothes. They have not learned, but I have taught and that should count for something. Also, I make it a point to use only standard brands of cake mix and the like. This is so that, someday, when a son of mine puts a fork to a slice of Betty Crocker's finest, he can say in all truth to his wife, "Why, this is just like mother used to make!" should be rolled over once or twice under his arms. This will be determined by the length of the child and the length of the pillowcase as it should not be so long that he could wriggle down into it. — ALMA DEAR POLLY — Jean could paint the inside of her parchment lampshade with white rubber-base paint to restore its whiteness. I have painted dozens of parchment shades. - LUCINDA GIRLS — I, too, have painted shades and find the only hitch is getting it on evenly. Any unevenness often does not show until the light is turned on, so try it. Do take care to get a smooth job and, usually, a second coat makes a lot of difference in the final appearance. — POLLY DEAR POLLY — When I finish painting any item out of doors I spray insect repellent all around the newly painted piece to keep the bugs out of the wet paint. — LAURIE I" II a s !*• a s e A e d e h e

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