Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 4, 1967 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Saturday, November 4, 1967
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Saturday, November 4, 1967 Statesmanship Needed The changing of the political guard in Saigon warrants no more than cautious optimism. The best that can be said is that the elevation of Nguyen Van Thieu to the presidency represents another step in South Vietnam's progress toward the development of viable political institutions. There is no assurance that electoral confirmation of the generals' authority to rule will result in sound government responsive to the populace, and certainly none that it is going to bring a quicker end to the war. The Thieu government is weakened at the very start by his failure to enlist in it any of his leading civilian opponents in the election campaign. The broad basis for national unity which is so desirable at this juncture has thus not been achieved. One can only hope that the government will conduct affairs in such a way as to lessen rater than exacerbate the divisive aspects of South Vietnam's political structure. Taken at face value, Thieu's emphasis on peace in his inaugural address was encouraging. But his reiteration of a campaign promise to instigate peace talks seems unlikely to result in much. The tone of his remarks was not concila- tpry. Rather it suggested that the views and attitudes built up over years of military training and service still dominate his thinking. In the end, his promise to surrender nothing in negotiations — his evident determination to force the enemy to sue for peace from a position of weakness — offered no reason at all to hope for fruitful negotiations. For a general such a stand is traditional; it is almost mandatory in time of war. But it is a stance that can be expected to harden the intent of the North Vietnamese government and the Vietcong to go on seeking victory through combat rather than at the conference table. If President Thieu is genuinely interested in an early peace, he must stop thinking like a general and start thinking like a'statesman. Chemistry In Food The housewife choosing from the multitude of products that line supermarket shelves generally has little idea of the years of research incorporated in many of them. Some might say: So much the better. Still, it may be worthwhile for those who put food on the table to know something about what is involved in its processing. The fact is that extensive research is under way in improvement of food through chemicals. New varieties of such .common grains as corn and wheat are being tested for use in bakery products. Enzymes, which act as catalysts to enhance flavor and other desirable qualities, are ready to move from the laboratory to the shelf. Other chemicals intended to lengthen the "shelf life" of the product will continue to work in favor of the item when it is brought home to the family pantry. Some of the more recent innovations include semi-moist foods — items that can be heated in the toaster and served quickly. Among them are foods whose spreads and toppings are applied before baking, using a process to maintain a fresh taste. Basic food chemistry has long been a part of home economics courses. It looks as though this training will have to be stepped up if housewives are to get much from the long list of ingredients printed on food packages. Callbacks Increase It may seem rather unkind to nag the Ford Motor Co. just when it is nursing the bruises of a $73,900.000 third-quarter loss. The unhappy coincidence of word that nearly three quarters of a million Fords are being called back for inspection of steering wheels and assemblies needs to be noted, all the same. This means that, coupled with an earlier Chevrolet announcement, the number of callbacks reported to the public within a week is well on toward two million. The usual disclaimers noting that only a comparative handful of these may actually show defects do not alter the basic fact: this is an awful lot of cars for Detroit to.have to call in for possible correction of flaws not noted at the time of manufacture. We do not claim enough expertise to be able to pinpoint the trouble. It does seem indisputable that there is something wrong with the system of engineering, manufacture and inspection which allows so many potentially defective automobiles to get into the hands of consumers. This is doubtless mainly a problem of management, but assembly line workers may to some extent share the blame. Allocating the blame is less important than correcting the difficulty. It is one on which management and the unions might profitably collaborate once contract negotiations are out of the way. Timely Quotes It's sometimes hard to tell whether you're buying a household appliance or a mini-skirt. —Criticism of the advertising industry by Betty Furness, former television saleslady and now the President's special assistant for consumer affairs. ft if I'm With You!" The Doctor Says Washington Notebook Apollo's Problems-Sloppy Management Supervision ^ WASHINGTON (NEA) - It is no accident things have gone wrong and the Saturn V shot will be delayed probably until sometime in November. The conditions that led up to the dreadful Apollo fire that killed Lt. Col. Virgil I. Grissom, tit. Col. Edward H. White and Lt. Comdr. Robert B. Chaffee have not been corrected. A few men have been fired, allowed to resign or been transferred. A new layer of supervision has been put on top of the old. But things haven't changed much, according to some men close to the program. Today, nine months after the event, it is becoming appallingly clear the Apollo fire was no accident but inevitable result of sloppy management supervision By Bruce Biossat by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The fire hazard may well have been licked. But no adequate management system has been set up to replace the haphazard, easy-going system that was responsible for the fire. This management lack could lead to even worse 'disasters in the years ahead. ' Incompetent NASA managers are not removed because they have friends in powerful places who could make trouble for the men who do the removing. NASA officials are afraid to force some contractors to raise their standards for fear these contractors would cause them difficulties in Congress. A great deal of time and energy is spent jockeying for power and position in NASA. Religion Today Search for Love, Justice, Dignity By Rev. David Poling When a national dream turns sour, when dissension and unhappiness pervade society, when current e v e n t S' take shocking turns, some people seek a simple answer. So it was that Richard Nixon wrote in the October Reader's Digest: "Our teachers, preachers and politicians have gone too far in advocating the idea that each individual should determine what laws are good and what laws are bad, and that he then should obey the law he likes and disobey the law he dislikes." Nixon thereby suggests that the 300,000 clergymen in these United States are in part responsible for the general moral collapse of the body politic and are specifically charged with the burning of Newark, Watts and Detroit, our poor showing in Vietnam and the existence of third generation families on welfare. Since Nixon names no clergyman, teacher or politician, he tries to succeed with this villain-seeking piece by accusing an entire professional group in this country. The premise of his text is that you ought to obey unjust laws. According to Nixon's stance, Moses had no right or moral basis for his breaking out of Egypt. He should have obeyed the laws of Pharaoh (wicked, unjust and oppressive) and relieved, the slavery of his people through patience and trust in Nile justice. Exodus is really a primer on civil disobedience and one man's willingness to follow the dictates of God in preference to the threats and rewards of the delta society. Any study of the life of Jesus Christ reveals One who put His face against the prevailing order of church and state and taught a higher and more demanding law — The Kingdom of Heaven. His followers saw the inside of prison and arena because they chose to obey God and disregard the seductions of wicked laws and perverted judges. Do you know how many years chattel slavery was the law, enforced by armies, administered by kings and governments and accepted by populations? We had 3,000 years of it until the people no longer could stomach this "lawful order" and threw it up. There •was plenty of gentle and violent civil disobedience in the process, for the longer an unjust law, the more violent the change. What Nixon and his counselors need to understand is this: Our society is going through torment in the streets, violence in the ghettos, demonstrations in the universities and picketing in the plazas because people want change. Basically, it is a search for more love, more justice, more humanity and more dignity. If it were already a wonderful reality, we would have more picnics and fewer protests. And where is the clergy in all this? What the clergy is really teaching is obedience — obedience to the demands, expectations and requirements of a just and holy God, as they see them. When that feeling of allegiance and loyalty takes hold of people, they can no longer live with injustice and wickedness. Individual success may depend on how well a man plays the political game. According to this reporter's sources, topflight technical men are turned down because they don't meet the political criteria. The problem is not only a lack of adequate supervision of companies working on Saturn V, Apollo and other space projects and their components. The problem is that the top men at NASA do not adequately ride herd on the men below them. Some of the top men are "nice guys." They want to please everyone. They won't clamp down on their subordinates to achieve the super-high standards necessary if the United States is to win the space race and win it with maximum safety to the astronauts involved. This lack of proper supervision in turn has encouraged some field officers supervising NASA projects in the field to become even more lax in their overseeing of the q u a 1 i t y of workmanship by the contractors making key components and assemblies for space vehicles and engines. NASA headquarters is in Washington. The top men here are responsible to the President and Congress for the space programs. The direct, on- the-spot supervision of the programs, of course, is normally conducted in the field. But though it has the ultimate responsibility and authority, NASA headquarters apparently has very little control over its own field operations. Managers and engineers in the field frequently defy their superiors in Washington. What's needed is a thoroughgoing shake-up in NASA to make certain the men in decision-making posts are men with the courage to make tough decisions and able to bear down on the men and companies working with them when necessary to insure the success and safety of the space program. Daily Times Herald 515 North Main Street Carroll, Iowa Dally 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 oi all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP , dispatches. Official Paper of County and City New Surgical Techniques of Help to Clot Victims When a blood vessel is cut enzymes are released that favor clotting. This is a life-saving mechanism. Sometimes, however, a vein becomes inflamed and clotting occurs within its walls. When such a clot is small it will be absorbed in a couple of weeks but, if it keeps extending, fragments may break off and travel into the arteries. Since the arteries grow progressively small the farther they are from the heart, these fragments or emboli will finally be forced into an artery that is too small to pass through. They then plug the artery and cut off the blood supply to the area it supplies. In most areas the circulation to the deprived tissues is taken over by collateral blood vessels — a sort of rerouting via a detour. When called on to meet added demands these collaterals enlarge and there is very little disturbance of function. When the obstruction occurs in an artery in the brain or heart, the result is more serious because of a lack of adequate collaterals. Persons who have had a stroke or a heart attack due to a clot are often given anticoagulants. These drugs will By Dr. W. G. Brandstadt arteries and veins are being used and hold much promise as not dissolve the offending clot. At best they may prevent further clot formation or extension of the existing clot. Furthermore, they are not an unmixed blessing because they take away the protective clot-forming mechanism so that, if a small hemorrage starts anywhere in the body, the victim may bleed to death unless prompt corrective measures are applied. For this reason, many doctors have little enthusiasm for the long-term use of anticoagulants. New techniques for the surgical removal of clots from both effective ways to deal with this age-old problem. Q —What is the best treatment for the fungus condition that causes black hairy tongue? A — Black or brown hairy tongue is often seen in persons who are taking antibiotics. The latter suppress the growth of bacteria in the mouth and give the fungi a chance to thrive. The condition is no threat to your health. Conservative treatment — brushing your teeth after each meal and seeing your dentist twice a year —is best. The local application of chemicals to kill the harmless fungi is not without danger and is not advised. Dear Abby Selfish Mom Has a Lot to Learn By Abigail Van Buren Remember Way Back When Nineteen Fifty-Seven— Miss Dolores Henning of Chicago, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryce J. Henning of Carroll, is now employed as staff writer for the Bureau of Dental Health Education, American Dental Assn. Nineteen Fifty-Seven- Mrs. W. E. (Pete) Baudler took a step Tuesday which she regards as one of the most important in her life. She cast her first vote in Carroll as a citizen of the United States. Born in East Prussia, she received her citizenship about two weeks ago in federal court in Ft. Dodge. Nineteen Fifty-Seven— Carroll Mayor A. N. Neu won his 13th term of office Tuesday with a 201-vote margin .... Paul Heires and Earl Thompson were elected to the councilmen-at-large posts . . . R. M. Moehn was unopposed for the office of treasurer . . . J. M. Wiederhold unopposed for parks commissioner . . . Incumbent councilmen Robert H. Hatch . . . Elmer Boje . . . Frank J. Buchheit... and Ben Schenkelberg . . . were all returned. Nineteen Fifty-Seven— In Ralston, where only 29 votes were cast, incumbent councilman Karl Nolin and write-in candidate Cliff Dickinson each received eight votes . . . The election judges solved the dilemma with the flip of a coin that gave the nod to Dickinson. DEAR ABBY: I have seen some real "pips" in your column, but I think this one will take the cake. My husband and I recently attended the opening of a new shopping center. Everyone who made a purchase of one dollar or more got to put his name in the pot for a chance at the grand prize, which was a trip to Hawaii for two — all expenses paid. Well, they drew my husband's name! When they called and told us we couldn't believe it. Now, here comes the unbelievable part. My husband's mother heard about the prize he won, and she told him it would be easier for her to get away for that trip than me because I have other responsibilities and she hasn't, so she thinks he ought to take her. My husband never was one to speak up to his mother, so now he says he doesn't see how he can get out of taking her without hurting her feelings. If he takes her, what do you think would be a suitable punishment? HIS WIFE DEAR WIFE: From the description of his mother, just taking her would be punishment enough. DEAR ABBY: Please help me! My problem is a jealous husband. He follows me everywhere I go. I can't even walk alone (night or day) to my mother's two blocks away without his following me to be sure I'm really going there. If I go outside to water the flowers, he comes out and The Coin Box By Norman M. Davis Subscription Rates By carrier boy delivery per week $ .50 BY MAIL Carroll Counts and All Adjoining Counties, per year..... $13.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2, per year , _ $16.00 Al! Other Mail in the United S20.M Slates, per year— THE RETURN OF THE PROOFS. Striking of 1968-S Proof sets will start in January at San Francisco. These will be the first Proofs struck at a U.S. branch mint. (Note — though we call it "the San Francisco Assay Office," it is a place where coins are made, and therefore, by definition, a mint.) The coins will also be the first U.S. Proofs to carry mint marks. Finally, all mint marks will be on the obverse ("heads" side)! The Treasury has confirmed this, but I'm still doubtful because of design problems. We'll soon see. You can order 1968-S Proofs now — opening date for orders was November 1. The price is $5 per set, and there's a 20-set limit per order. Each set will include a cent, nickel, dime, quarter and half- dollar. All planchets (coin blanks) will be carefully selected and given a high polish. You'll probably recall that Proofs used to be struck at slow speed, with extra-high pressure. This gave them unusual sharpness and clarity of design, which are among the characteristics of Proofs. According to the Treasury, new Proofs will be struck twice. I imagine we'll see some interesting varieties as a result of that! Orders will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as the mint can supply coins. If demand grows so high that there just can't be enough sets made, the Treasury will set a cut-off date after which it will return orders. I suggest you order as soon as possible. The sets will be made at San Francisco only — no Philadelphia Proofs this time. All of us who ordered Proofs or Special Mint Sets (SMS) in the past should have by now received order forms for 1968. If you aren't on the mailing list, write and ask for the Proof set order form for 1968. The address is: Officer in Charge, U. S. Assay Office, Numismatic Service, 350 Duboce Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102. You can pay by either check or money order, and personal checks are okay — but don't send cash through the mails. Make checks and money orders payable to: Officer in Charge, U. S. Assay Office. The price includes first class postage and registry. True, the Special Mint Sels of 1965 through 1967 were better than nothing, but they weren't Proofs. It will be a happy day when the 1968 sets arrive! Next week: "Using Good Cents," Part 2 — We'll pick up where we left off, with pattern cents after 1856. (All Ulifhls Kcsoiveil) stands over me until I'm finished. He says he wants to make sure I don't wave to any man who happens to be driving by. I can't look at a man in a car or on foot unless I am trying to get his attention. If I speak to a man, he accuses me of being "in love" with him. He follows me to work to make sure I don't stop off anywhere first. If i drive home from work, he asks me which way I came, why I came that way, whom I saw, etc. No matter what I say, I'm lying- I've been cursed at and called names for things I've never even thought of doing. I have been married for one year and 15 days and I don't think I can take it much longer. Is he sick or not? We live in a small town and there s no psychiatrist here We couldn't afford one anyway. What can I do, short of killing myself? MISERABLE DEAR MISERABLE: I am no pyschiatrist, but I have read your letter to one of the best, and he says your husband is sick. And if you continue to tolerate such treatment, you might very well be sick, too. Ask your family doctor how to get professional help for your husband, and follow through. Your town may not have a psychiatrist, but there are larger cities near you where psychiatric help is available. You say you can't afford it? I say, you can't afford NOT to have it. DEAR ABBY: My son, who is a physical education instructor, has a good solution concerning what to do about the "hippies." He says the rest of us should quit our jobs, let our hair grow, stay away from bathtubs, shun all responsibility,: etc., and then the hippies, not wishing to be like us, would clean up, get haircuts, and go to work. DOROTHY IN OCEANSIDE CONFIDENTIAL TO "SCHOLAR" IN SYRACUSE: There is some cooperation between bird and beast. The stork and the wolf usually work the same neighborhood. DEAR ABBY: I usually do not write to newspaper columnists, but I am irked and wish to be heard. Please tell mothers that a ladies' restroom is no place for boys! If a father were to take a little daughter into a public building to visit a doctor or dentist and she had to use the restroom, he wouldn't think of taking her into the men's room, would he? He would ask one of the nurses or lady secretaries to please take the child, and I'm sure she would be glad to do it for a client. So why are women so stupiiS? I'm not talking about little boys aged 2 and 3, who can't manage themselves, and might not wish to go with a stranger. But, Abby, one mother started to bring a boy into a ladies' room when I was there, and I halted her, but fast. So help me, the "boy" looked to be about 12 and was taller than I was. Sign me ... IRKED

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