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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Monday, November 6, 1967 Negro Attitudes Tragic and destructive events have pointed up increased racial tensions in our society. There are. indications, however, that it is inaccurate to depict the situation wholly in terms of stark black and white contrasts. Watts and Detroit, in short, do not bespeak all Negro attitudes. This has been brought out afresh in a four- year study made by Dr. Gary Marx, a University of California sociologist, under auspices of the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League. Teams of Negro interviewers questioned more than 1,100 Negroes. The answers received, discussed in Marx's report entitled "Protest and Prejudice," should help to dispel some popular fears and beliefs. The majority of the Negroes interviewed directed their anger not toward whites, but toward the system which fosters second-class status for the Negro, and toward those who support this system. Admittedly this attitude might change rather quickly if meaningful integration should not be forthcoming and if the condition of the average Negro did not improve. , But the results do give hope that a racist, black- versus-white confrontation is not inevitable if vigorous efforts are made to improve the system under which the Negro is denied equal opportunity. It is well worth noting that 91 per cent of those questioned in New York and 83 per cent in Birmingham indicated a willingness to fight for the United States. Interestingly enough, too, nearly half of the Negroes interviewed disapproved of the Black Muslims; 80 per cent believed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which continues to welcome whites as members, was doing the most for the Negro community. Most Negroes favored integrated schools for their children. The study is an important contribution to better understanding of Negro attitudes in light of recent explosive events. It bolsters the view that, while violence and oppression make the headlines, they do not tell the whole story. Census Questions The coming 1970 census poses a dilemma. The usefulness of the census as a source of valuable information for industry, the government, sociologists and so on must be weighed against the danger of-too much government intrusion into privacy. The latter point has been emphasized by Rep. Jackson E. Betts of Ohio, who wants a sharp curtailment of the questions asked on grounds that many violate "the privacy of our citizens and in most instances for no public purpose." Betts further maintains that the results of the census would be inaccurate in core areas of big cities because the proposed questionnaire is too complex for the poorly educated. A. Ross Eckler, director of the Census Bureau, resists any attempt to curb the number of questions. He rejects the idea that any undue invasion of privacy is involved, and argues that such curtailment "would devalue the significance and importance of the national census at a time when its results are more critically needed than ever before." Each man has made valid points. It is a question that Congress ought to resolve only after thoughtful consideration. Quality Control It seems just possible that the average car owner is beginning to grow a bit weary of reading every so often that a batch of this or that model is being called back to replace a defective part. There is consolation in the assurance that steps are being taken to avert potential danger, granted. But many a motorist may be nurturing a hunch that a little more care might be taken in the first place. It is rather disquieting, for example, to learn that more than a million 1965 Chevrolets • are being recalled for replacement of the steering idler arm assembly. Chevrolet makes much of two points — that all the cars in question are beyond the warranty period, and that thus far the part has actually been found to be defective in only four cars. The first point places General Motors in a favorable, even generous light. The second suggests that there's really not much to worry about. But no one knows — and probably the public never will learn — how many of the idler arms assemblies are defective. Four is not many. But would a million cars be recalled if there were not good reason to fear trouble in many additional cases? These observations should not be taken as an attack on General Motors or the auto industry in general. With mass assembly line production, a certain amount of trouble is inevitable. The present instance and others of the kind suggest, all the same, that quality control procedures ought to be tightened up. In the long run that would benefit not only consumers but the industry also. New Broom The Doctor Says Chocolate Milk is Better Than No Milk BY Dr. W. G. Brandstadt Washington Notebook Hard-Nosed Pros Nixed Nixon at Governors Meet By Bruce Biossat ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (NEA) — Two hard-nosed Republican professionals argued privately, in the cruise ship- Carribbean setting of the National Governors Conference, that Richard M. Nixon may not gain the GOP presidential nomination even if he sweeps the 1968 primaries. This same notion already had considerable hold on some of the Republican governors making the voyage aboard the S. S. Independance. Should it gain much wider currency, it could be devastating for the former vice president. What these men are saying is that they believe it is almost impossible for Nixon to rehabilitate himself with the American electorate. They are suggesting that, whatever his competence and experience in government, he lacks sufficient appeal to voters in human terms and may never find the key. The two party professionals talking in this vein expect that almost any conceivable Nixon primary victory, in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Indiana or whatever, would be quickly offset by national opinion polls showing him trailing President Johnson. They contend that this would keep large blocks of votes in such major favorite son states as New York, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan out of Nixon's delegate column and thus hold him far short of the 667 majority needed to nominate. In the process of sweeping the primaries, Nixon presumably would have crushed Gov. George Romney of Michigan. Sen. Charles Percy of Illinois, little talked of in this gathering, is today rated a remote outsider. Consequently/ the logic of the two professionals' argument that Nixon can't do it is to raise the prospect of a negotiated convention in which the ultimate winner would be either Gov. Ronald Reagan of California or Polly's Pointers Easy Way to 'Shank' Button By Polly Cramer DEAR POLLY — 1 have a quick and easy way for sewing on a button so it has a shank. After fastening the thread in the spot where the button is to be located, sew through the holes of the button once or twice and then insert a very large pin (I use a corsage pin) or a darning needle between the top of the button and the loop made by the sewing thread. Fold the material back away from the button and sew through the holes and the fold several times, ending between the fabric and the button. Sewing through a fold eliminates DEAR P 0 L L Y ..— Mrs. E.R.A. should try using cream of tartar with her s c o u r i n g powder to whiten her bathtub. - KATHERINE DEAR POLLY — I am retired and live on a very limited income but I have granddaughters and friends to whom I like tp give gifts. I solved this problem by buying one muumuu pattern in an average size. From this I can regulate the size and cut them in smaller or larger sizes. They take only a small amount of inexpensive material. I vary the pattern, Gov. Nelson Rockerfeller of New York. The idea that Nixon could not capture the prize even with an unbroken string of primary victories is a stunning depart- ture from normal political reasoning. One of the two making this case most strongly says he only recently came to this view. The governors who shared it see Nixon fundamentally as a man without magic, without the personal warmth that leaps to the man in the street and ignites him. Nixon himself acknowledges the difficulty. Interviewed recently in New York by this reporter, he said: "If this nomination is to be determined by handshaking and back-patting, I'm not going to be the man." Nixon's campaign approach calls for a heavy dwelling on the issues, especially, in the foreign field he loves most. In effect, he will be running less to fight for the nomination than to show he is of statesmanlike, presidential quality. But the professionals and many others seem to accept Nixon on this level. They do not think he has to prove this case again. What they question is not his credibility as a specialist in world affairs but his salability as a human being who can inspire in the voting populace great faith and trust*. At this critical turn, these aspects of leadership are seen by many top Republicans as absolutely .crucial to their hopes of 1968 presidential victory. Voters are believed to be looking desperately for charisma, for uplift and idealism in their national leaders. Few seasoned GOP politicians think' Nixon offers these qualities. Today he has wide party organization support, especially in the South and West, and momentum visible to all. But'this support is not deep. To make it so, it is argued here, Nixon needs almost to make himself over as a man. It is a rare Republican who thinks he can. A mother writes that she has heard that chocolate milk is not as nutritious as plain milk because the chocolate syrup destroys the calcium content of the milk. This is another example of partially right conclusion but with a wrong reason. Chocolate milk contains less butter fat than whole milk and to that extent it is less nutritious but there is nothing in the chocolate syrup that will harm your child unless he has an allergy to it. If a child prefers chocolate milk, let him have it rather than go without any milk. Chocolate milk is approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for school lunches. It is true that the oxalic acid contained in the Chocolate syrup will combine with the calcium in the milk to make it insoluble and, therefore it will not be absorbed in the body but the amount of oxalic acid is so small that the loss of calcium from this source would be insignificant. Many other foods that are commonly eaten contain much more oxalic acid than chocolate, yet even they do not have enough to interfere with the body's calcium supply. Q — My daughter has cheesy yellowish plugs in her tonsils. Sometimes they come loose and she spits them out but new ones develop. What are they and how can she get rid of them? A — When the tonsils have deep pockets, as many normal tonsils do, small particles of food may lodge in them. The plugs consist of these particles plus dead cells form the mucous lining of the pockets. They can usually be removed by pressure wiith a tongue blade or the handle of a teaspoon. The only way to keep them from forming again would be to have her tonsils removed but I would not advise this unless they are definitely diseased. Q —M niece 13, has ambly- opia. Will she become completely blind or is there a cure for it? ' A — Amblyopia is » reduction of vision that can't be corrected with glasses and for which no cause can be found by examining the eye. It is sometimes caused by an emotional reaction, in which case it will clear up if the underlying cause is discovered and removed. In some children it is present in one eye only and is the result of failure to use that eye. In these cases, covering the good eye may bring about improvement. Large doses of quinine and various chemical poisons are other possible causes. Every effort should be made to determine the type of amblyopia and apply appropriate treatment. Q — I have Meniere's syndrome. When I feel an attack coming on, I take Antivert right away. Would it be O.K. to take a tablet every day as a precaution? A — One Antivert tablet may be taken two or three times a day to control the attacks of Meniere's syndrome or laby- rinthitis. The exact dosage that is best for you should be determined by your doctor. Dear Abby — What GFs Want for Christmas By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: What do I want for Christmas? There are at least 100,000 South Vietnamese orphans who need help. Infant's wear, children's wear, toys, shoes. Anything. They are naked and hungry. Anyone de- siritng to send anything collected from friends and neighbors can address it to: Sgt. Bill Thompson, AF 10611072 CORDS-Refugees, Orphans APO, San Francisco, Cal. 96243 That's all I want for Christmas, Abby, and God bless you for asking. SGT. BILLY THOMPSON DEAR ABBY: What would we like for Christmas from you people back home? A promise that you, too, will do your best to make this a better world. This will make the risks that we are taking worthwhile. WM. A. NEWMAN, Pfc. E3, U. S. army JOHANN HORVATH, Sp 4, E4, U. S. army DEAR ABBY: Maybe I can be of some help by telling you what we don't want for Christmas over here. Anything big, like heavy appliances, books, or things that are hard to store. We don't have room for them. Nothing expensive that would break our hearts if we lost it, like expensive jewelry, cameras, record players, etc. No lima beans and ham, please. We get that in our C rations. Nothing in glass or aerosol cans. Unless chocolate is properly wrapped, forget it. It's sirup by the time it gets here. You Woman's World No Tax on Honesty Yet By Betty Canary having to turn the g a r m en t usi gleeves in some and none p ., j. W 6 ra I d from right to wrong side. Re- .„ JL™ o^ M th» <riris wear t - /u "y i imes> neruiu 'move the pin, wind the thread around the threads several times to form a shank while the garment is still folded back from the button. Fasten end of the thread securely under the button. The shank makes for a smoother fit when the garment is buttoned and the button stays on longer. — MRS. N. M. POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY - How does one clean the "other side" of double sliding windows that have only a two-inch separation between them? — Mrs. D. W. DEAR POLLY — I have a suggestion to help Mrs. E.R.A. whiten a stained bathrub. Rub toothpaste on the stain or ring, let it set for a few minutes and then use any cleanser to wash it off with the stains. — MARY in others and all the girls wear them with pride. - LETTIE DEAR POLLY — My Pointer is one I learned the hard way. When I buy any new appliance or anything that has a warranty, I tape the warranty to the appliance (under the iron- ing board for the iron) any place where it does not show. Now, when I need a warranty, I know where to find it. — MRS. S. M. R. 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 MAHER, 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 republica- tioti 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 /onus 1 and 2, per year $16.00 All Other Mail in the United States, per year $20.09 I cheerfully sorted the mail and what to my wondering eyes should appear but an envelope marked Internal Revenue Service. Ah, I thought, even though more than six months have passed since they received my return, they are sending me a thank you note. My country is grateful, I though. Gratitude, I thought, is the most noble of all virtues. It was a bill — -a bill curtly informing me that during the black month of April I made a mistake in arithmetic and still owed the government $95.01, the exact price (including tax) of that tweed suit I looked at Thursday. Added to the bill was an interest charge of $2.59. I thought of asking why the IRS computers were so slow in finding the mistake that I must pay interest and I thought of checking to see if the government has a deadline for billing comparable to my deadline for filing. What I did was write the check. In the same batch of mail was an anthology of pieces from early editions of Encyclo- paedia Britannic a, so I thumbed through it, trying to relax after writing the check. Right there on page 47 was an article frbm the seventh edition (1830) by Professor J. R. McCulloch. He headed his essay, "Taxation of Income Impracticable," which just shows what kind of prophet HE was. He begins by stating firmly, "It is not, indeed, very likely that any people, not altogether enslaved, would tolerate, in ordinary circumstances, such in- quistitorial proceedings ..." "Now, now," I said. "That is putting it much too strongly, professor. I am not enslaved. I willingly, nay, gladly pay my taxes." I was interrupted here by an unearthly groan. "Why, so far this year I have paid income taxes to both my federal and state governments, and then I paid Social Security, personal property tax, utility tax, phone tax, entertainment tax, luxury goods tax, sales tax and I will freely pay the proposed surtax." Could I really have heard the professor quoting his article on income tax? "The tax would fall with its full weight on men of integrity ... It would, in fact, be a tax on honesty!" "Quiet down!" I pleaded. "We don't have a tax on honesty YET. However, there is one on license plates and liquor and cigarettes and there is a durable goods tax and ..." I couldn't continue because my mind became clouded when that threshing, churning sound began. Now that I think of it, however, that couldn't have been the professor turning over in his grave. wouldn't believe the heat and humidity here. If anything perishable is sent, please send it "SAM" under 5 pounds. It goes air mail and gets to us within a week or 10 days. Those big packages (unless sent airmail) can stand around on a dock for 3 months. A LEATHERNECK DEAR ABBY: The men in Vietnam are always glad to get some little trinkets for Christmas that can be given to Vietnamese kids. Yo-yos, balloons, plastic harmonicas, whistles, and dolls. As a gag, we once gave an ugly doll with wild white hair to a child. It really was hideous, but it ended up being a "baby doll" for that little native girl who had never had a doll before. She thought it was beautiful. PARATROOPER, Vietnam DEAR ABBY: Next to goodies, like canned meats, salami, tuna, chicken, canned fruits, cookies, fruitcake, instant: soups, Kool-aid, instant coffee, tea, and cocoa, pretzels, popcorn, hard candies, etc., something to read or do is best. A. subscription te the hometown • newspaper always makes a big" hit. Also paperback magazines,; playing cards and games like checkers, chees, jigsaw puzzles". are great. Also, Abby, a real;; luxury -is a clean pillowcase (we use our T-shirts), and a. couple of pairs of heavy atheltic^ sox. DOUG FROM DALLAS- DEAR ABBY: Some time ago I did a foolish thing and con-, fided to my husband's boss- how depressed my husband was" because he thought he was next in line for a promotion, but was passed over in favor of a new man they brought into the company who didn't know a thing about the business. It seems my confidence was betrayed, and it got back to my husband. I am most concerned for my husband's state of mind as he says he has done all that he can do to get a promotion,, and he is terribly hurt. I have him practically talked into leaving the company and going with a competing firm to help him get over the disappointment. He hesitates because he's been with his present firm a long time and will lose all his benefits if he leaves. But I feel that his happiness is more important than the money. Abby, do you think perhaps I am meddling too much? Or should I tell my husband to forget i everything I said about changing jobs, and to stay where he is? UPSET WIFE DEAR UPSET: Yes, I think you are meddling too much. It's good for a man to have the kind of wife he can talk TO — but she shouldn't try to talk him INTO anything. Let your husband make his own decisions. And don't "confide" his feelings to anyone else. DEAR ABBY: For Chritmas I'd like to see some smiles on the faces of lots of my buddies over here. They don't get any mail. If any o£ your readers (from 15 to 80) have a 5-cent stamp and time on their hands, please have them write to "Any Lonely Soldier" in care of me, and I'll see that he gets U. Thanks a million, Abby. PFC. WM. RICE U. S. 52 808 652 HliC, 29th Gen. Support Group APO, Sari Francisco, %49l

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