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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Saturday, November 18, 1967 Glitter Season Here There is always somewhat of a shock experienced by most normal individuals at the first appearance of Christmas decorations throughout retail shopping areas. Just when the gift buying season for Christmas actually is launched varies widely. Some of the larger retail operations with extensive departmentalization, maintain a constant reminder the year around that it is never too early for one to do Christmas shopping. Whereas it was once the custom to get the Thanksgiving holiday well out of the way before focusing serious attention on Christmas, modern day merchandising methods dictate that the drive to generate Yuletide enthusiasm be inaugurated far in advance of Thanksgiving. Many benefits are to be derived of course from the early advent of the Christmas buying season. Although the greater percentage of individuals are mentally and perhaps economically unprepared for the start of the Christmas season so far in advance of the actual holiday, there are those well organized persons who welcome the opportunity to get their gift buying and other holiday preparations attended to well ahead of time. Postal officials are in complete accord with retailers launching early promotions with constant exhortations to mail gift packages as early as possible in order to insure delivery by Christmas Day. This is particularly true regarding gift packages to be delivered to men serving in the Armed Forces both at home and abroad. So while there might be some justification for an expression of resentment at efforts of commercial interests to advance the blast-off of - the Christmas gift buying too far; it may as well be accepted as inevitable and recognized for the many good points involved. For, come Christmas Day, there will be many who find even the extended gift shopping period has caught them short .as a result of their own procrastination. Then welcome the official introduction of the Yuletide glitter throughout the Carroll stores that, as evidenced in this special gift buying edition, have planned well to serve Christmas gift buyers from near and far. No Secret Potion The fat of the land keep hoping for magic that will make them slim and fit. And back conies echo forever with the word: There is no magic. No ju-ju, no pill, no get-slim-quick potion will do the job. s The latest version of this disturbing truth conies in a report on an experiment conducted in England under the auspices of the Consumers Association. All sorts of things — steam baths, pills, flour substitutes, appetite reducers, medicines, rubber "sweat" clothes, various slimming gadgets — were tried on 3,000 volunteers. When it was all over the specialists reported in substance: The only way to lose fat and keep the weight down is to eat less. The gadgets and gimmicks got low marks. "Often this is money down the drain," said the Consumers Association, "and the spenders lose heart, not weight." Nothing new in that, but it is a further blow to those who hope for some wondrous easy splution. The British report does offer one minor consolation to those who weary of exercising to take off blubber. "Exercise," we are informed, "will help you stay healthy but won't make you thin." That provides a dandy excuse for skipping the bends and stretches now and again. But for the most part the British specialists offer cold comfort. Grim as it sounds, eating less seems to be the am Fresh Water Not much more than a year hence, thanks to a U.S. Export-Import Bank Loan, the world's largest desalting plant will start pouring out 7.5 million gallons of fresh water daily for the Mexican city of Tijuana in Baja California. This enterprise undertaken by the government of Mexico is interesting for a number of reasons. The project is, for one thing, another practical indication that the world is rapidly moving toward use of sea water in comparatively arid regions. Before long this will have a transforming effect on many parts of the globe. It is significant that we have passed beyond the strictly experimental stage of a few years ago — that now desalting plants are accepted as entirely praticable. It also is of interest that the expected cost figure of 6.4 million dollars is well below earlier estimates by both American and Mexican experts. As more and more plants are built, the state of the art improves and the cost of water also will decline; This will be of growing importance as world population rises. All in all, the conversion of sea water into potable fresh water is one of the most promising fruits of modern technology. Timely Quotes My skirts aren't short. My legs are long. —Mrs. Cathy McNeight, Clemson University coed, on the dean of women's attempt to ban her miniskirts, Shot Heard Round the World The Doctor Says Perspire Profusely? Then Use More Salt and Water By Dr. W. G. Brandstadt Q —A 16-year-old Is troubled with excessive sweating of her hands. She takes five hand towels to school with her every day. Her doctor says nothing can be done for her but that she may outgrow it. What causes this condition? Do you know of any treatment for it? A — Persons who sweat excessively are usually very high- strung. They will not outgrow this but in time they may learn to relax and take the ordinary stresses and frustrations of life more calmly. Meanwhile, this girl may want to try one of the over-the-counter antiperspSra- ants. Since some work better than others for certain persons, she should try several and see which one helps her most. The prescription drug, phen- mtffl^^&^P&rt m$mimbW:mv^ti : >j Remember Way Back When oxybenzamine (Dibenzyline), or one of several belladonna products, taken under medical supervision, may help her. Q — When 1 sweat a lot at work, how many salt tablets should I take? Or should I just increase my table salt? A — If you perspire profusely in your work or your sports you will need to replace both the salt and the water lost. The best way to do this is to drink water to which salt has been added in the proportion of %teaspoonful to a quart. Q — In the treatment of psoriasis, do the advantages of Methotrexate outweigh the disadvantages? Is the drug used internally? A — This drug, which is taken by mouth, is used chiefly in the treatment of leukemia. It is recommended for only the severest cases of psoriasis when they fail to respond to othe forms of treatment. It should no be used by persons who an taking other drugs, who have anemia or kidney or liver disease. It is available only on a doctor's prescription and must be taken under close medical supervision. In about 75 per cent of those on whom it is used it keeps the disease under control but does not cure it. Q — Following an operation, my doctor put a drainage tube in the operation wound. What is this for? A — When, In spite of aseptie precautions, there is danger that the operation wound may be infected, a drainage tube is placed in the wound. Then, a bit of it is withdrawn every day or two. This allows the wound to • heal from within. If the wound was closed without drainage an abscess would be likely to form beneath the closed incision. Washington Notebook Democratic Governors' Stand: Solidly Back LBJ on Vietnam By Bruce Biossat WASHINGTON (N E A) — Most of the nation's Democratic governors who made the Governors onference cruise to the Caribbean seem to believe genuinely that President Johnson's critics on the Vietnam war have not made even the beginnings of a case. In contrast to Republicans who are eager to modify hawkish attitudes to lure voters discontented with the war, these Democrats are p 1 a n n i n g no shift away from solid LBJ support. It can be argued, of course, that Johnson is their president, that they are stuck with him and thus have no choice. But this reporter's soundings, taken among the Democratic governors on their cruise, suggest that the deeper truth is that they do not see any real choice in Vietnam. With one exception among those interviewed, they argue for some sort of prudent middle course in the war which, in any case, would not be far from the President's own path. They see no v i r t u e in withdrawal, phased or otherwise. They op- pose a massive step-up. But they think we must pursue the conflict to prevent Red conquest of South Vietnam. Perhaps the most interesting case history is that of^ Gov. William Guy of North Dakota. A self-professed dove until late August this year, he went to Vietnam just about that time as a member of the President's 22-member team to observe the presidential election there. He came back with a markedly hardened attitude, and his support of the President is now firmer. Moreover, he believes the same thing happened to all those who went and that this would be the consequence for nearly anyone who chose to visit Vietnam. It has not escaped the governors' notice that virtually none of their dovish Democratic colleagues in the U.S. Senate has ever been to Vietnam — and certainly not in the critical 2Va years since heavy U.S. participation. The Democratic governors naturally are not immune to voter trends. In most instances they share the citizens' bewilderment over a dragging war. The Coin Box By Norman M. Davis QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. Q. I have quite a number of old coins, many of them Canadian. Just a few — New Brunswick, 1854 one penny;Bank of Upper Canada, one penny, 1854; U. S. large cent, 1856. Do you suppose such coins have any value now? — MRS. M. K. The New Brunswick penny of 1854 is rare, but its value — like that of all coins — also depends on condition. Despite low mintage, the catalog value is only a few dollars at best. You could either appraise these coins yourself or take them to a coin dealer and ask him to value them for you. The best Canadian reference book is J. E. Charlton's Stan- adrd Catalogue of Canadian Coins, Tokens and Paper Mosey. For U. S. coins, see Richard S. Yeoman's A Guide Book of United States Coins, usually called "the Red Book." And thanks for your courtesy in sending a stamp for return postage! Q. Some months ago I found a coin about the size of a nickel. The coin is pretty well worn slick. There is no date visible, but on one side is a head like a Liberty head. On the reverse is a shield surrounded by a wreath. Can you tell me what kind of coin this is and if it has any value? - S. J. Liberty heads, shields and wreaths are so common that I can't say with any certainty what you found. It would help if there were lettering or a date visible, and the shield is very like the one used by some South American countries, but without more information I'm unable to identify this. With as much wear as you describe, it's doubtful that the coin is worth anything. Q. I was wondering if you could tell me about a coin I have. Is it of any value? It is an Indian cent dated 1893. - MRS. T. H. If, like most Indian cents kept as souvenirs, yours is somewhere between Good and Very Fine condition, it will catalog at between 45 cents and $3.00. The "Red Book" mentioned above will give you enough information to assign a value to this cent; your local library may have a copy. A coin dealer could also tell you what the coin is worth. Do you have questions about coins? Write to me in care of this newspaper, and I'll do my best to give you a quick reply. Letters most likely to interest other collectors will appear in future "Questions and Answers" columns. Next week: "Roman Numerals on Our Coins" — These old letter-numbers have an honorable record on U. S. coinage. (All Bights Beserved) Barb Walking through a slum area reveals the hope that springs eternal in the feminine heart- there is no lack of beauty shops. Sometimes the best place to go for a nice, quiet drink after work is home. Ever notice how a deadbeat comes to life when he scents a "livey"? "We are all puzzled in our mind s," says Gov. Harold Hughes of Iowa. "Nobody likes to see the coffin s coming home." Yet with rare exception they say flatly that the United States, in its own national interest as well as Saigon's, must block the outward flow of try- rannical communism in Asia. They do fault the President on this score — for coming around so belatedly to stressing the "national interest" theme which they say lies at the heart of our Vietnam endeavors and can, if understood, make the war more bearable by the American people. It is at this point in argument that the governors' basic unhappiness with Johnson as a leader shows through. As commander-in-chief and as a maker of forward-looking domestic social programs, he does not disappoint them. Where they indicate he lets them down is as a man to inspire the American people, to articulate the country's national and world purposes and to express the ideals which frame those goals. Just as the Republican governors sense their need for such a leader to contest for the presidency next year, so the Democratic governors wish they had one and are regretful that they do not. Nevertheless, the Democrats interviewed on the governors' cruise are surprisingly confident that Lyndon Johnson, despite the war and his present low status in the polls, will win re-election in 1968. This confidence is really rooted in two things — their judgment, stated here at the outset, that there is no other route in Vietnam except the middle one the President is fol- I owing, and their conviction that the Republicans heading into 1968 will neither be able to find a better path nor to choose a presidential nominee who will look and sound remarkably exciting when set beside the President. Daily Times Herald 515 North Main Street ' Carroll, Iowa Daily Except Sundays and Holidays other than February 22, November II 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 o£ County and City Nineteen Fifty-seven— Strength of the desire on the part of Carroll to support a junior college may be the deciding factor on whether one is established here in the near future. Supt. W. Paul Forney said Monday. Nineteen Fifty-seven— Twin sisters who share a common talent for cookery, though each has her own specialties, are Mrs. Truman G. (Nan) Ralph and Miss Nene Barr . . . Mrs. Ralph specializes in baking pies and rolls, while Miss Barr enjoys making cakes and cooking meat. Nineteen Fifty-seven— Leo Loxterkamp will give his "icebreaker speech" and Martin Maher will speak on "Evaluation of a Speech" at this week's meeting of Toastmaster's Club Tuesday night at Hotel Burke .. Others on the program for prepared speeches are Lloyd Otto and Alfred Klocke. Nineteen Fifty-seven— The Retail Bureau and Furniture and Home Supplies Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce voted in joint session at Hotel Burke Tuesday morning to combine organizations under the name of Retail Division of the Chamber of Commerce. Howard Kelly of Kelly's Jewelry was elected chairman for the coming year and Perry Knowlton of Knowlton Furniture, vice chairman. Dear Abby Steady Boyfriend Has No Manners By Abigail Van Bur en DEAR ABBY: Don't you think a girl's steady boy friend (almost her fiance) should be allowed to come to dinner at her house as often as he wants to? Mother has set a limit of three times a week. I say Leo should be welcome here every night as we plan to marry as soon as one of us gets out of school and gets a job. Daddy has gotten very hateful about it and calls Leo a freeloader behind his back. He says any boy who will accept a dinner invitation more than once a week without inviting the girl out, even for a hotdog, is a bum. Leo isn't a bum. He just doesn't have the money to take me out so the only time I get to see him is when I invite him here for dinner. He used to drop by to study every evening and Religion Today Back Beliefs With Money By Rev. David Poling This is budget time in most church has yet to find a large churches and a good moment to wave of new urban members to analyze the current finaced bring support and strength for problems, of the religious com- this spiraling financial bind, munity. The congregations are Out in the towns and nevtf few that do not spend anxious suburbs, the story is reversed, months wondering from where Here old, small buildings are ' jammed with new young fami- Two and three services 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 $20.00 the money will come for next years, operation. Religion is big business and the costs, expense and overhead of our churches is no small thing. Most denominations are caught in a two-way squeese. In the urban areas, a diocese or Presbytery or conference has the maintenance of churches that may be more than a hundred years old. The exterior brick or stone needs repair; the slate roof calls for expert attention and the leathers in the organ may be dried and crumbling. Insurance rates are on a steady climb. The stained glass windows could use some lead and the sexton says he must have that assistant this year or else. Add to this the increase in •assessments for the Home for Senior Citizens and the Neighborhood Youth director, as well as the pay rise for the pastor, and you see the markup of inflation hitting the city church. The despair increases when you realize how many of the old- timers have died this year, people who gave generously and regularly. You get just a whiff of the heavy burden that many of our city congregations must handle every autumn around canvass time. Sure, some of these big downtown cathedrals have handsome trust funds and blue chip investments. Their altar rail is polished and the soloists paid on time, with vacation. But these are exceptions and the lies. Two and three services a Sunday morning are often the grinding schedule that a pastor must face to handle the requirements of space and time. Many of these booming churches with sprawling educational plants need additional parking, extra full-time staff and a refinancing on the parish house. The pinch really comes when you ask for reasonable support from the members who are hung up high on monthly house payments, a boy starting college and some teeth-straightening bills for a daughter. The bind is different, the suburbs from the city, but it still hits the church and there aren't enough around. millionaires to go he'd stay on for dinner. But never more than fiva nights a week. How can I get my parents to make Leo welcome any time? LEO'S STEADY DEAR STEADY: Leo may be your"steady" ... but he hardily qualifies as a "fiance." I think three times a week is plenty. And if you see Leo only when he's feeding his face at your table, maybe three times a week is too much. DEAR ABBY: I am in the sixth grade and I hate my teacher. If Miss K catches a girl with her skirt rolled up at th.e top to make it shorter, she makes her unroll it, and tells her if she catches her with her skirt rolled up again she will call her mother. Abby, a girl can come to school with a real, real, short mini-skirt, like eight inches above the knees, and Miss K doesn't say a thing, but the girls with their skirts rolled up get the dickens. I don't think this is fair, do you? HATES MISS K DEAR HATES: Girls who 'wear mini-skirts to school obviously do so with their mother's knowledge and approval. But if a girl's skirt is rolled up, she's probably showing more leg than her mother sent her to school showing. DEAR ABBY: My wife and I live in a very nice new apartment building where most of the tenants socialize with each other. We're not newly-weds. The average is 50. Well, last summer a new craze hit this building. All the women went on diets. Now I'm all for it, when it's done sensibly, but about six of these women, my wife included, have gone off the deep end. No cocktails, no sweets. Nothing but eggs, meat, and cottage cheese! I will admit, they do look better, but it hasn't improved their dispositions any. My wife has lost 25 pounds since July; (I call her "The Twiggy of Menopause Manor.") My problem? How can I get a decent meal around here? HUNGRY It's no surprise that some look to the state and federal government for assistance, especially on the parochial school overhead. Many Roman Catholics feel that the state owes an education to all children, so why not spend a little to help these pupils in church schools. Unfortunately, the Protestant and Jewish community don't see it this way and I doubt if the church-state separation will be bent to accommodate this special catholic plea. The Supreme Court will probably rule the New York State attempt unconstitutional if this passes the voters this month. We're back where we started. If you believe in something, you've got to pay for it. DEAR HUNGRY: What do you weigh? If you're just right, be a good guy and satisfy your craving when your wife isn't around. Otherwise, do yourself a favor, and join her in meat, eggs, and cottage cheese. DEAR ABBY: I know several young snips like that babysitter who left a note "CLEAN UP YOUR FILTHY HOUSE, PLEASE." I pay a sitter to sit, not to judge my housekeeping. I once hired a cleaning woman who came in, looked around, and walked out. So even cleaning women want you to clean up your house before they get there. ALSO MESSY

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