Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 11, 1967 · Page 3
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Saturday, November 11, 1967 Honor In Peace Once again, on Veterans' Day, we single out for honor and praise those who wear or have worn the uniform of military service. Special attention will fittingly be accorded the half million now serving in Vietnam. Through the fabric of patriotic oratory will run the threads of exhortation to reaffirm our support for those committed to battle, and to see the war through to a successful conclusion. This is as it should be, though support of those in the field is scarcely an issue: for all but a tiny handful of Americans, this goes without saying. Nor is the idea of "seeing it through" as much open to question as some have concluded on the basis of demonstrations and pleas for an end to the war. The more searching question concerns what could be taken as a "successful conclusion." It may be helpful to reflect on the original reasons for setting aside November 11 as a holiday. This date marked the end of the First World War, and was for a long time celebrated as Armistice Day. But Armistice Day meant more than simply that; implicit in it was man's hope that years of struggle had indeed "made the world safe for democracy," and they dreamed of a peaceful society for all time. That dream is important now as it was then. The very idea of peace — peace that frees men to fight man's common enemies and realize their full potential — is in itself a central element in any formulation of a "successful conclusion" to the war in Vietnam. Nothing could do our men in the services greater honor than creative effort to build a quick and enlightened peace on the foundation of their sacrifice. Busy Chipmunk Tired of raking leaves and performing other prewinter chores? Consider the chipmunk and be consoled. The chipmunk spins not — but, brother, does he toil! He, too, is preparing for winter. And, more foresighted than man, he has been doing it all summer. Tirelessly, he has been stuffing his tiny mouth and jowls with nuts, acorns, ragweed seeds and corn, mushrooms and blueberries. He has also been happily filching sunflower seeds the little rascal knows birdwatchers did not put out for him. He has made hundreds of scampering, mouth-laden trips to his underground home, carefully storing his loot against the cold months ahead. He has constructed his home with infinite care and patience. A small entrance tunnel or burrow slopes down sharply from the cleverly concealed door-hole until, several feet below the surface and well out of the frostbite zone, it levels off and extends for yards. The chipmunk is no bum. He likes to live well. His home has up to four storage rooms, opening off the long, narrow central corridor. It also has a bedroom — and, no kidding, a bathroom. The chipmunk is a gentleman. By late fall, Chippie has more than enough food put away for any kind of a winter. He sighs contentedly. And then what happens? The little guy is so tired from his labors that he becomes drowsy, lies down to rest — and goes to sleep for three months! When he awakens, it's spring again. You Jthink that's tough? It should happen to us — beginning about leaf-raking time and continuing through the snow-shoveling season. And maybe it would—if we worked as hard as the chipmunk. And if our families would stand for it. Keeping Dad Fit We have at hand no statistics comparing the physical fitness of bachelors and fathers of lively youngsters. Just as an educated guess based on unscientific observation, however, it would seem that the latter have an edge. If they don't, it probably is because they are not spending enough time with their offspring in those lively pursuits dear to the hearts of kids. A father worthy of his salt has to engage in a lot of action, especially on weekends, if there are young boys around the house. This may range from playing catch to shooting baskets or even a couple' of hours of touch football. And then there is hiking, with young fry of both sexes urging Papa to new heights. "New heights" literally, if the family happens to live in an area with hills or mountains handy. For turning on the sweat glands, tightening up the abdomen, making the heart pump and turning legs into wobbly rubber, there's nothing like a scramble up a 70-degree slope. Particularly on a hot day—though if it's winter and there's snow on the slope, recovery from slipping and sliding tends to call into play muscles that are pretty much dormant otherwise. Bachelors have more time for systematic exercise and physical recreation, granted. Some of them even take advantage of that. But the father of youngsters has no option: the pressure for a ball game or such is always on, and if he does his duty half as often as he should the pressure is a built-in goad to staying fit. 'Not Exactly Elementary The Doctor Says Exercise is Valuable to Osteoporosis Victim By Dr. W. G. Brandstadt Q — What are the symptoms of osteoporosis? Is it inherited? Is there any cure? A — In mild cases there are no symptoms. When the disease is advanced there may be spontaneous fracture of the involved bones, usually a vertebra and, as a result, some deformity. This is o f t e n the first indication of osteoporosis or demineralization of the bones. When a vertebra collapses there may or may not be severe pain. Because the victim often has an exaggerated idea of the seriousness of this condition he may demand immobilization in a brace or cast for a prolonged period. Unfortunately, this causes an atrophy of disuse in the bones and may aggravate the condition. The disease is frequently seen in women who are in or past the menopause. It may also be caused by a calcium deficiency, or sedentary habits. The only hereditary forms —osteogenesis imperfecta and Ehlers-Donlos syndrome — ara diseases of children. In women who are past 50, female hormones, fluroides and calcium salts are used to treat this disease. These measures should be supplemented by a program of gradually increasing exercise. The Mature Parent Dads, Put Gals Straight By Muriel Laivrence Washington Notebook LBJ Aides Optimistic on War; Hanoi Seen on Downhill Side By Bruce Biossat WASHINGTON '(NEA)-The Johnson administration is growing increasingly confident about the outcome of the Vietnam war at the very tune popular disenchantment with it is reaching unprecedented heights. Vice President Humphrey, who, of course, sees the key war reports, is known to believe that U.S. bombing of North Vietnam is proving heavily effective for the first time. The steadily more daring raids on the port facilities at . Haiphong are said'to be hurting Hanoi's supply flow to forces in South Vietnam seriously. Raids along a lengthy stretch of the North Vietnam-China border may be even more telling. Hanoi has long been using as a war-preparation sanctuary the 30-mile border zone where U.S. bombers feared to go .because of the danger of violating Chinese ah* space. Sophisticated new flying techniques have nearly eliminated that peril and permitted repeated attacks against storage depots and other backup installations. Except for the pounding Red forces are giving dug-in Marines at Con Thien and other fixed points below the "demilitarized" North Vietnam-South Vietnam border, Hanoi and the Viet Cong are ndt mounting anything major. A high administration official Religion Today How Much Reformation? — By Rev. David Poling It is now 450 years since young Martin Luther stapled up his theological protest on the front door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. Nothing happened, at least not right away. It was really an invitation to a debate (some debate)! Most of Luther's 95 theses or points were in contention with the way Friar Tetzel was handling penitence and indulgences. Luther said he was all wrong, unbiblical and a victim of bad habits. Anyway, Luther claimed that he expressed the true mind of the papacy against the sort of intramural practices that Tetzel was promoting. You would be hard-pressed to find many Catholics today who would disagree with Martin Luther. Most of the excesses of the 16th-century church have been reformed, refined or renovated. Luther wrote 450 years ago: "The true treasure of the Church is the Holy Gospel." This has been reiterated time and again in this decade of Vatican II. Said Luther: "Christians should strive to follow Christ their head through pains, deaths and hells." • This surely is the central statement for all Christians in dialogue, although the tension mounts when you insist that the Pope is the infallible guide in faith and practice. The big question today is always this: In what way, by what kind of authority would Protestants honor the papacy? Never, say many "separated brethren." They remember too well the other days when people like Lord Macaulay would state: "I am in the right and you are in the wrong. When you are stronger you ought to toler- ate me, for it is your duty to tolerate truth. But when I am the stronger, I shall persecute you, for it is my duty to persecute error." Robert McAfee Brown has taken a long hard look at that question in his book, "The Ecumenical Revolution." He notes that this was a well-exercised notion for Calvin and Luther, as well as confident Catholics. Brown argues that neither Protestants nor Catholics believe this any more. The revolution has indeed hit the Christian community. Brown traces this current reformation in this manner: "Pope John opened new doors for Roman Catholicism. The council kept those doors open. It remains to be seen how far the church will walk through them." Better yet, how far will the Protestant community go in its dialogue with Rome? For Protestants, McAfee Brown's volume will be a good guidebook for those who want to grasp the real issues. There are those who, of course, despair of this encumen- ical dialogue. They see the rise of a massive superchurch, pyramiding an .unwieldy bureaucracy of clerical functionaries who are out to touch with the essence of the Christain gospel. Said Father George J. Hafner of New Jersey (very active in the "underground church): "The Catholic Church involves 500 million people, vast buildings and great wealth. Its major efforts must be devoted toward keeping itself together. The ecumenical movement seems to me to be an attempt in this direction. It would be a pat solution to organize all Christians in one great structure." not given to bursts of optomism about the war told this reporter that the situation today is "a whacking amount better" than it has ever been in the IVz years since sizable U.S. forces entered Vietnam. He believes that, aside from the troublesome DMZ area, Hanoi is on a downhill slide. Guerrilla activity is weakened in many sectors. Viet Cong recruitment is said to be down by half. Intelligence gathered by both U.S. and South Vietnamese forces is vastly improved, a fact partly due to an evidently growing popular conviction that the VC are losing. The Vice President is said to feel that greatly increased flow of rice from rich Mekong delta to Saigon is an especially significant barometer of the war. Until fairly recently, a sizable part of this flow was being diverted to or confiscated by the Viet Cong. One consequence of the rising confidence about the war in administration circles is that some key officials seem much less nettled than they once were over antiwar criticism from some intellectuals. In a few instances, official attitudes now border closely on contempt. A widening feeling is that the critics have never produced viable alternatives and have ignored the larger strategic aspects of the war in Southeast Asia. It is felt that Secretary Dean Rusk's stress on this aspect, with focus upon Red China as the great enemy, represents a significant turn in the administration's argument for its war policies. The President himself foreshadowed this turn in his late September San Antonio speech. As long ago as March, 1966, the Vice President urged him to give heavier emphasis to China's role. Concern for possible direct Chinese involvement is thought to have held Johnson back. Whether this new stress will make the needed deeper dent on the increasingly disenchanted American electorate is not at all clear. One top authority thinks that, even though the war is going much better, the gains are not dramatically visible to the American people and are not likely to be in the next several months at least. He suspects a continuing clamor of discontent which could present a grave peril to the President in a 1968 re-election bid. Though the Vice President is understood to be one of those sharing in the present more confident mood, nothing suggests he has any illusions about the difficulties facing a Johnson-Humphrey ticket next year. Some "visible victories" are needed in Vietnam. The hard question is how to get them, how to find the course that is more decisive and yet not imprudent. Johnson's answer may determine his fate at the polls in 1968. Remember Way Back When Nineteen Fifty-Seven— Mrs. A. A. Henning was advanced from vice president to president of the Ladies Aid Society of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at the annual election of officers . . . Mrs. Irving Bliss was named vice president; Mrs. Ed Hoberman, secretary; Mrs. Holger Andreasen, treasurer; and Mrs. Albert Janssen and Mrs. Walter Mohr, members of the board of directors. Nineteen Fifty-Seven— Mrs. F. J. Malone entertained members of the December circle of St. Lawrence Christian Mothers Confraternity at a coffee at her home Thursday afternoon. Mrs. L. R. Chapman, president of the confraternity, was at the silver coffee service. Nineteen Fifty-Seven— Christmas projects and a husband-and-wife hardtime party were planned by Jaycee- ettes at a meeting Thursday night in the home of Mrs. Russell Wunschel . . . Mrs. Adolph J. Novacek will be chairman with Mrs. Scott Whitley assisting ... Members were asked to take their donations (for Christmas baskets) to the hard- time party. Nineteen Fifty-Seven— Dale Jungst — math teacher and assistant principal at Carroll High School, was elected president of the Iowa Association of Mathematics Teachers. — and her date up the previous She was 16 had stood her evening. Stony-faced, she said to me, "I've had it. He'll never get a chance to do that to me again!" "How long have you known him?" I asked. She gave me an impatient glare. "Oh, about a year." "How much do you like him?" I asked. "A lot," she said. "But this tears it. I'm through." "Everybody who stands us up," I said, "doesn't do it to insult us. Personal emergencies can crop up that make it impossible to keep dates with us or even phone us. So, if you like this boy so much, why don't you phone him to see if he's all right?" You would have thought I had suggested that she defect to Red China. She wanted to hit me. She didn't, of course. Instead, she yelled at me. "I am a feminine girl!" she yelled. "I have never phoned a boy in my life and I never will! No boy is ever going to think of me as a chaser! No matter how much I think of him, I'd die before I'd call a boy who had stood me up!" Do all you feminine girls feel like that? Because, if you do, you'd better ask your fathers to define the difference for you between chasing men and concern for men. Better still, you might ask the boy friends themselves if they regard any interest in their welfare as unfeminine. All that was in her was, For that so feminine girl lost her boy friend. By the time she discovered that his father had dropped dead of a heart attack the night of their date, he wanted neither her concern nor her sympathy. She talked and talked and talked about .how sorry she was that she had misjudged him. But he didn't really hear her. He didn't believe her. "What do you think about ME?" I'm writing this column because I know how you girls suffer from this notion that any expression of concern for a boy's well-being is unfeminine. It's the worse-than-death of your generation. So please talk to your fathers about it. I hope to goodness they'll tell you that you're well rid of any boy friend who's so conceited that he obliged to translate "Are you all right?" into "Let's get married." The Coin Box By Norman M. Davis USING GOOD CENTS, Part 2. Small cents of the mid- nineteenth century had two tasks: first, replace large cents; second help do away with foreign coins remaining in • circulation. Both jobs got done, but this wasn't the end of pattern cents. In 1858, 1859 and other years, wreaths of laurel, tobacco and oak were tried out. Cent patterns were struck in bronze, copper and cupronickel. An experimental cent smaller than a dime was made in 1868 with a Liberty head obverse like that of nickel 3 cent pieces. "United States of America" is around the rim and the date is at the bottom. On the reverse is a large Roman numeral I in a tobacco or laurel wreath. Near the end of the century, mint officials again struck pattern cents with a hole in the center. Aluminum, nickel and silver patterns with large and small hole varieties were made Daily Times Herald 51S 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. Kntered 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 County 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—— in 1884 and 1885. Their basic obverse design is "United States of America" around the upper rim, date at bottom. The reverse usually has "One Cent" ait the top and a shield at the center of a short wreath at the bottom. An experimental cent of 1896 has a large number 1 above "Cent" in a wreath on the obverse; "United States of America" is around the rim. This pattern's reverse shows a shield crossed by a banner with "Liberty" on it; behind the shield are crossed poles with a liberty cap and eagle on top; "E Pluribus Unum" is around the top; the date is at bottom with seven stars at left and six at right. Few pattern cents have been struck during the twentieth century. Why? A spokesman for the Bureau of the Mint explains, "The same design has been used since the adoption of the Lincoln head in 1909, except for the change of reverse in 1959. With these limited changes, there has not been a need for extensive pattern or trial pieces." No pattern cents were struck in 1967. Mint regulations say that patterns must be destroyed (I assume by melting) after they serve their purpose. This is to avoid any illegal duplication of patterns, such as there has been in the past. For the same reason, says the Mint official, "We do not make pictures or listing of pattern, trial or experimental pieces available." Probably very f e w pattern cents will be struck until a new design is planned — which is likely to be many years from now. Next week: "Questions and Answers" — More readers' coin queries. (All Kithts Uesorved) What Our Readers Think The Daily Times Herald welcomes letters from Its readers. Unsigned communications will be disregarded. However, It is not mandatory that signatures be printed. We reserve the right to shorten or edit letters. To the Editor: National Retarded Children's- Week will be observed here and all over the country from November 12 to Thanksgiving Day. Because the Carroll Conty Association for Retarded Children will be asking readers of the Daily Times Herald to help retarded children during that period, I would like the public to know why this help is needed. Mental retardation means incomplete mental development. The brain, because of injury or lack of development, never reaches full growth. The retarded child is not able to learn as much as other children and it takes him longer to learn what he can. Retarded children vary from the few who require 24-hour nursing care to the many who can go to school, and be helped to become employable and relatively independent. But if the retarded child is to develop to the highest degree possible, he must have special educational and training opportunities. A child who will be mentally retarded is born some place in the United States every five minutes. There are hundreds of causes which result in 126,000 mentally retarded children being born every year. Now we can control a very few. Medical science has learned how to detect and prevent brain injuries arising from the RH blood factor, complicated birth delivery, a metabolic disorder known as (PKU) phenylketonuria, high fever and some other factors. We have successful measles vaccines which can eradicate measles and the possible aftereffect of measles encephalitis (brain inflammation). To take any giant steps forward in conquering this handicap, research in mental retardation must be intensified and tremendously expanded. There was a time, not too long ago, when mental retardation was considered hopeless. We know now that retarded children can be helped. To provide the special services needed and to carry on the research dedicated to overcoming a condition which strikes more children than any other handicap, we ask the generous support of all during National Retarded Children's Week. Sincerely yours, Donald Robertson, President Carroll Co. Assn. for Retarded Children

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