Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 9, 1967 · Page 3
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Thursday, November 9, 1967
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Thursday, November 9, 1967 Nuclear Debate Fundamental United States defense policy has long rested on maintaining precedence in nuclear weapons as a deterrent to Soviet attack. A number of questions related to this have been dramatically reopened to public discussion by the disclosure that the Soviet Union is testing a nofbital space missile. We are sure to witness a new round of hearings and debate which may well continue for months and make the matter an important issue in the 1968 presidential campaign. It is too early for conclusions; these should await the coming testimony by experts on the subject. But consideration of some of the principal factors involved is not at all premature as groundwork for what is to come. First of all, it is important to set in some perspective the nature and potential capability of the Soviet weapon. It is what the Pentagon calls a Fractional Orbital Bombardment System — that is an armed satellite with a suborbital flight path, capable of sending bombs down to targets in its path. There is some reason to accept the Defense Department's position that such a weapon — which has been considered by this country but never developed — is militarily less effective than intercontinental ballistic missiles such as both we and Moscow have developed. The so-called FOBS is essentially a terror weapon, not an improvement on the ICBM. But this very fact makes it a psychological threat that Congress and the administration must deal with; they cannot shrug off such a weapon, but must provide assurance that we have reasonably adequate defenses against it. The official position is that in due time we will have — that the Sentinel system intended to counter the threat of a Chinese nuclear attack would be capable of intercepting FOBS bombs. There is some doubt of this, however, particularly since the FOBS could travel in a low orbit that woud make it hard to detect in time. Also, as Chairman Wheeler of the Joint Chiefs of Staff put it, there is concern "about the assured verification capability with regard to weapons in orbit." In short, it will be tougher to decide whether an orbiting satellite is a bomb carrier. Furthermore, the Sentinel system will not be operative for several years, whereas Moscow's FOBS may be deployed next year. These and related matters must be gone into thoroughly. It cannot be taken for granted at this stage, as some are suggesting, that we should at once rush to build a more extensive — and expensive — defense than the contemplated Sentinel thin shield. Allowing ourselves to be panicked into this kind of response to the Russian orbital bomb would be foolish. If that bomb "does not change the nuclear balance of power," as Secretary McNamara says, then there is no sound reason to abandon our long-time policy of depending on the deterrent effect of our nuclear arsenal vis-a- vis Russia's. Redskis in "Oil" 4 Throw out the history books, The Russians have done it again. Like most people, we'd always thought that Col. Edwin Drake had drilled the world's first oil well in Titusville, Pa., in 1859. The Russians now say that's a lot of Pennsylvania crude. The American magazine Petroleum Today relays a report by the magazine "Neftianik" (Oil Worker) that Soviet researchers have discovered "entirely by accident" in a dusty file an old government document that they claim is conclusive proof that the first oil well was drilled in 1847 in the Baku district. Not only that, they have turned up a contract dated 1854 that refers to 25 hand-dug wells and two drilled wells in operation and an 1870 map showing their locations. "The 100-year-old myth that the United States was first has been shattered," proclaims "Neftianik." So much for Colonel Drake. Henry Ford, you're next. Sickly Health Dept. We all know about Billy Churchill and his sidewalk popslcle stand in Satellite Beach, Fla. We know that someone complained that 11- year-old Billy was operating without a permit and that the county health department closed him up. To emphasize the extent of his lawlessness, the health authorities pointed out that Billy didn't even provide separate toilet facilities for his men and lady customers. Well, the governor of Florida didn't muff this one. He rushed in with cameras clicking and personally put the stand back in business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, plugs for Florida fair play and free enterprise everywhere, and even a rap at LBJ. All of which was good clean refreshment stand fun for everyone except the county health department, which came out looking a little sick. After all, to be really healthy, you can't be too stuffed up. r Maybe It's Because We Don't Speak the Language 11 The Doctor Says - Washington Notebook Candidate With 43 Friends Cannot Be too Careful WASHINGTON (NBA)-Rep. G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery, D-Miss., tells a story to illustrate how tough things can be in infamous Neshoba County. It's about a political candidate who ran and got licked and then put this ad in a local paper— "I lost several weeks canvassing. I lost several acres of com and potatoes. I gave away two calves and five goats for barbecue. "I gave away five pairs of suspenders, six ladies' dresses and 15 baby rattles. For prospective voters I plowed 173 acres and spread 63 loads of barnyard fertilizer. I drew 25 buckets of water, put up 14 kitchen stoves, kindled 17 fires and kissed 115 babies. "I walked 6,481 miles, shook 9,847 hands, talked enough to make several volumes. I lost The Mature Parent Stature Grows in Attitude Choice By Muriel Lawrence (Last of three related columns.) For you young people whom the human "werewolves" pursue so cruelly, I have to talk about Jesus again. I have to because I'm almost certain that much of your helplessness derives from religious training by very sentimental Christian parents, parents who sold you the notion that Jesus was a poor, helpless victim of the werewolves who killed Him. He was not. He chose to allow them to kill Him. As a matter of fact. He spent that whole awful night in Gethsemane garden deciding to allow them to do it. But this choosing power of His is what Christian parents seldom talk to children about. They conveniently forget to mention it because children who are forced to submit to them are easier to manage than children who choose to submit. This sentimentalizing of Jesus does not alter 'the fact that it was His most concious, decision to refrain from destroying His enemies. When one of His friends tried to defend Him by hacking off the ear of one of the "werewolves," Jesus said in effect, "Stop showing off with your silly little sword! Why, if I want to scare these snarling creatures right out of (heir beastly wits, all I have to do is to ask God for 12 legions of angels and that army of defenders will at once appear! This is my choice. And you stop interfering with it." This makes Him anything but the poor, powerless victim our romantically Christian parents like to tell us He was. The truth is, it was this very choosing power of His that made Him the supreme person He was. That's the true point I've been trying to get at in these columns. There's nothing Christian, "kind," moral or anything else in sparing our enemies when we possess no other alternative. That's just making what used to be called a virtue of necessity. It's when we spare them out of decision not to use our sharp tongues, or our angelic legions, that our a c t i o n becomes normal. Though you and I don't have God's angels at our disposal, we all possess tongues we can use to cut with or not to cut with. So stop telling yourselves that your kindness to cruel people is beautiful. It isn't. It's helplessness. It's your refusal to know what sharp tongues you've got and to make your choices between using them or not using them. (All Rights Reserved) Barbs It won't be long, they say, until we'll have hotels, motels and health spas up there in space— retreats where earthlings can go for a breath of pure air. Pure for how long? The braggart can't win. If he's as good as he says he is, he's obnoxious. If he isn't he's re- diculous. It would be interesting to know if sensitive gourmets at congressmen's fund-raising dinners ever complained of bad taste. Something besides the long skirt has gone out of style — something lovely called silence. You have to believe that the geniuses who design our automobiles never expect to have to wash one. Maybe they call it a sur-tax because we tell the examiner, "I can explain that sir." Strange, isn't it, how much more active youngsters are when you're a grandparent than when you were a parent? When they talk about a housewife's free time, they mean she does her work for nothing. By Dave Burgin two front teeth and some hair in a personal encounter with a supporter of my opponent. I attended 26 revival meetings, made love to nine grass widows, and got dog bit 39 times and FOLKS, I STILL GOT DEFEATED. "I want to thank my 43 FRIENDS — and they are my friends — for casting their votes for me, and the rest of Neshoba County, I warn you that I am now going armed with a sawed- off shotgun because a man who doesn't have any more than 43 friends in a county as big as Neshoba is definitely in need of protection." f REPUBLICANS who put out the GOP Congressional Committee Newsletter here were at it again. Only this trip the barbs aimed at President Johnson and his administration may have crossed the line into bad taste. Some of them: "The Democratic convention will be held in Chicago, we understand. Let's face it, the last two administrations owe Cook County something." "The Democrats want to impose a loyalty pledge on their delegates. All right now, repeat slowly after John Baily (party chairman) — "I pledge allegiance to LBJ, and to the party which serves him, one machine, indispensible, with government jobs and spoils for all." "We sees where Lynda Bird , has invited George Hamilton to Washington for her wedding. Now maybe he'll get a chance to meet Gen. Hershey (Selective Service head)." PIERRE SALINGER, ex-senator and ex-press aide to President Kennedy, has been trying to get his book, "With Kennedy," made into a movie. No soap. Word is Hollywood can't find anyone the public will accept as Kennedy and the "stars" are reluctant to try. As a result, sources now say it is quite likely that the book will be sold to television — maybe for a documentary or a series. No word as to when. Daily Times Herald 515 North Main Street _ ,, „ Carroll, Iowa D A Uy Except Sundays and Holidays ?i l p ^JS n £ ebr j»ary 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, 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 weU as all AP dispatches. Official Paper of County _ and City _ Subscription Rates By carrier boy delivery per week $ .50 — .. _ "Y MAIL Carroll County and AU 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 _ $20.00 Complete Abstinence Best for Alcoholic By Dr. W. G. Brandstadt (Socnnd of Three Kelaled Articles) Q — My niece drinki a lof. Is there any drug that is safe that she could take to stop drinking? A — Disulfiram can be given for this purpose but only under medical supervision. It is dangerous to give it without the full knowledge and consent of the patient. Q — My father-in-law, 7», drinks a half-gallon of wine a day. He appears to be in good health. Will the wine hurt his liver? If so, how can we get him to cut down his wine intake or give it up? A —Wine is a greaf comfort to some elderly persons and, although in time it will damage the liver, this is a chance many are willing to take when they feel that their productive life is behind them. The only way to get anyone to cut his intake of alcohol is for the person himself to be convinced that it is Q —Two years ago my husband was told that he has cirrhosis of the liver. Since then he has given up drinking except for an occasional social drink every week or two. Would this amount harm him? A — Since alcohol poisons the liver, anyone with liver disease should abstain completely. On the other hand, the liver has great regenerative powers and in two years may have recovered much of its function. Your husband should have liver function tests made to determine the present status of his liver. If the tests show the slightest loss of function, he should meet his social obligations by drinking a bloody Mary without the vodka, a bitter lemon without the gin or a concoction without the whiskey. Polly's Pointers To Get Around 4 Beatle' Haircuts By Polly Cramer Remember Way Back When Nineteen Forty-Two— James W. Fay, prominent Emmetsburg attorney, will give the Armistice Day address here Nov. 11, it was announced by Frank Fister, commander of the Maurice Dunn Post of the American Legion . . . Every individual is urged to attend the Armistice Day services to be held at 10 a.m. in the high school auditorium. Nineteen Forty-Two— In compliance with a WPB request, the city of Carroll will dispense with outdoor Christmas season lighting this year, Chamber of Commerce secretary J. M. Phipps revealed to^ay. This does not mean however that Carroll will be lacking in f e s t i v e garb for a definite program of store decorations is being worked out. Nineteen Forty-Two— A chemistry club was organized (at Carroll High School) last Wednesday evening when 10 selected students met with Miss Dolores Molsberry, instructor, in the chemistry laboratory. Officers of the club are John Sievertson, president; Gladys Gary, secretary, and Robert Sievertson, program chairman. Nineteen Forty-Two— The Junior Red Cross membership drive is being conducted through the homerooms. Each student is urged to bring whatever he can and will receive a membership card for his contribution, detrimental to his health or family relationships and to want very much to stop drinking. DEAR POLLY - I am answering Mr. Troubled about teen-agers' long hair. My husband and I let our boys' hair grow long, not as long as the Beatles but as long as their conduct was good. The hair must be cut if they disobey any rules for being good citizens. I have had the following clipping pasted on my bulletin board for four years and would like to pass it on: "Ever notice how many critics of teen-agers are middle-agers who wish they were teen-agers?" —KATHRYNE DEAR POLLY — My three- year-old brother had a hard time telling the right sandal from the left one. I use a magic marker to make a small red dot on each sandal over the big toe. This really helps him get the right foot. —A 12-YEAR-OLD-BABYSITTER DEAR POLLY - Does anyone know how to clean men's neckties? My husband wears the ready tied ones and the knot under his chin gets soiled very quickly from skin oils. After shave lotion and gravy stains are always farther down on the ties. I know they can be dry cleaned but this is quite an expense. —L. J. B. POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY-This Pointer came from a member of the Coast Guard who lost a friend Woman's World Walk a Mile for Soup Cig? By Bettv Canary Isn't it amazing the way people will search you out in order to spread the word? Most of us have at least one friend who wastes no time in letting us in on a good thing. Now just this afternoon I was sitting and minding my own business. I wasn't doing anything important, understand, but I wasn't bothering anybody. What I was doing was trying to learn how to say "Merry. Christmas and A Happy New Year" in Dutch an$l Hungarian. "Prettige Kerstdagen en een gelukkig Nieuwjaar!" I was reciting, "Kellemes karacsonyt es boldog ujevet!" The phone rang and my Aunt Velma said, "Have I got wonderful news for you!" "You know how to pronounce 'karacsonyt'!" I said. "I knew it! You have a cigarette cough! Well, I have just read where a gentleman in Beaver Falls, Pa., has invented an artificial cigarette. The thing tastes like vegetable soup and you get all the manipulatory goodies one gets holding a regular cigarette, but none of the baddies from smoking it!" Well, I don't want to smoke this thing but I wouldn't mind getting in on the ad writing campaign. However, I really doubt anybody can sell people on the idea that chicken noodle tasters would rather fight than switch and I don't know how convincing a man would be suggesting we all come out to Minestrone country. Of course I did not say this to Aunt Velma because she doesn't kid around when she is helping me. The other day she helped me by pushing our brand-new grill out to the alley after reading that barbecued meats might be injurious to our health. I still haven't had the heart to tell her that we still eat eggs for breakfast after she spent all that time describing in detail about cholesterol, and it is difficult hiding the butter and cream when she visits, but we try. I did put my foot down when she wanted us to give up eating salt and we still do this right out in the open. Also, I still peel potatoes and I cook vegetables until they are no longer raw even though she has convinced me I'm destroying all the vitamins. I suppose Aunt Velma is right when she says, "You follow the rules and you'll live to be 100." Actually, it would probably seem like more. due to exposure after his falling out of a boat. When boating, wear a dime store whistle around your neck. This man's boat capsized and he evidently grew tired from calling. His friend felt a shrill whistle would have been heard by the searchers. —MRS. A. J. H. DEAR POLLY — I think w« have the solution for Mr. Troubled. Our sons also wanted to look like the other kids and have Beatle haircuts. We suggested that they have their hair cut like Mr. Spock on the TV series Star Trek. It is neat-looking as it is short in the back, bangs are short and the side burns come to a point instead of being squared off. This idea saved the day as we feel the. boys look neat and clean and they are happy as all their^ friends think these haircuts are real cool. Here's hoping that we see more Mr. Spock haircuts. —MRS. L. E. B. POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY —Do you or any of the readers know of ah easy way to remove the wires from an electric blanket? I do not want to use the blanket as' an electric one, so I want to remove all the works, including the plug-in attachment. -REGINA DEAR POLLY-fuse an old toothbrush to gently brush the threads back to position when needle holes are left in fabric. -MRS. M. MC DEAR POLLY - There was a bad yellow stain in my sink and even though cleanser would remove it the stain would keep reappearing. I used an efferves- . cent denture powder on it and the stain is gone for good. —MARGARET DEAR POLLY — I am an- • swering Mrs. W. B. F., who" wants to remove needle marks;.; from pure silk. If the silk can • be moistened with no danger of • spotting, lay the part with the:, holes on a doubled bath towel. •Moisten the area quite gener- J ously, let it stand a few min? .: utes and then lift with a hand ^ on each side of the holes and- zigzag gently to let the weaveCI move into its original position; -~ Do not try this if there is any-'I danger of the fabric spotting ofZ of a ring being left on it. —ANN-*DEAR POLLY -My informal tion is for the invalid who sewsr:; and has trouble with needle-rr marks being left in silk. I lajg! the material on a flat surface^ such as the ironing board^4 Smooth it flat and .gentljr™ scratch the needle holes with a-*~ fingernail, back and forth anoS across. This usually helps to?^ close the holes neatly. GentlyS pull the cloth on the bias wither both hands and then press. DEAR GIRLS - I am we all admire Lettie's spunk figuring out her gift problem^ and so cleverly. How different;^; from those who just bemoan-^the fact that they cannot afforic to do this and that. We eacbr~ have some talent, no matterw how small, that we could puCI to such use — cooking, babysitting, shopping for someonaw^ or sewing like Lettie. «~~ - POLLY

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