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Opinion page The Bobby Baker bog SOMEONE has to he lying in the Bobby Baker hearing before the Senate Rules Committee. Insuranceman Don Reynolds, the key witness, testified that he was the "bag man" in a deal to kick back $35,000 from Kovern- ment contractor Matthew H. Mc- CJoslccy to Baker as an illegal 10(50 campaign contribution. McCloskey said Reynolds lied; be admitted an overpayment but brushed it off as someone's "goof." Reynolds also testified that Fred Black Jr., a Washington representative of contractors in the past and an associate of Baker's in a vending machine business, had piven Baker an envelope in 19f>0 and said: "Here's $10,000 for run- no x I; president, our boy Lyndon." Black called it a lie. The most remarkable exchange, however, was between Sen. John Williams, R-T")ol., the man who has pparkcd the inquiry with his por- fiistent investigations. It was declared dead last Bummer until Williams came up with Reynold's affidavit concerning the $35,000 overpayment item. Williams walked out on the hearing after Lennox P. McClendon, the committee's chief counsel, called the senator a liar. It was another startling demonstration by McClendon, who at limes appears to be treating Reynolds as a hostile witness. Williams may have walked out of his cx-officio seat at the proceedings, but no one thinks he is done with the case. Williams doesn't operate that way. The committee knows by now it had better move ahead (it will call Walter Jenkins to testify) or Williams will be back with more tliioslinn.s and perhaps more ammunition. Incidentally, what has become of the KBI investigation ordered last summer? There has been no public, word on its outcome. Lousing up the act On the Bookshelf "Book of the year Freedom and self-discipline FRHD M. Uechingcr, education edilor of the New York Times, made a reference in a recent speech at the University of Delaware that should be read by members of Hie Free Speech Movement that is having such a big timo at the Universily of California. Jlcchinger was talking about "the immense powers of tbo people in a crowded urban civilization." Tie called them "staggering," then said: "It is for this reason that modern teaching—in direct contrast, to much of tbo current practice—requires stress on the importance of voluntary restraints and self-disci- pline as a balancing force to the vital protection of individual freedom. "The self - indulgent slogan- (|U(!sl.ion, 'It's a free country, isn't it '!' —usually asked to justify the desire for instant gratification — increasingly requires the answer: Not if you think you can do as you please. "Never before has it been so important to apply the checks-aml- balanccs concept of American institutions to the American individual's freedoms and restraints." On second thought, this has a mossago for everyone — not just the Free Speech Movement. Editorial of the day Now it's synthetic meat {Lincoln, Neb., Star) It's a poor clay in those leminus- times when there isn't something now to worry shout. The latest we know of is synthetic men!. One can nnw actually buy factory made beef, pork nml elm-ken in just the richt colors and flavors. And the livn- sloek imluslry is mil in on the ileal. It all sl.irled when Inborn lory re- learchers found they could synliiesi/o protein, and spin out (lie product liko yarn. Color the stuff riclit nnd flavor it, nntJ you have Din hefiiiminu of meal. The rest of the job is to hick it together ami slice it up into cuts convenient for cooking—red for beef, pink for pork, and while for chicken. The slu[f is nlrcndy on the market. Certainly the new product must fall short .somewhere. But Jt has gome advantages, too. It Is strictly lean meat, no fat, no bones. This will attract diet minded Americans who will ent anything that won't add to their weight. One cun hail the achievements of modern science but it does seem that it is bent on putting nature, as we have always known it, nut of business, nnd, worst of all, it is destroying the need for men. As we watch the red and blue lights KI> nn, the wheels turn and the products romn out, whether numbers or things, we are creating a new problem in unemployment. Kvrn worse we are taking the confidence out of the man liim.sclf. Nothing cuts him down in si/e more than being unneedod. Itis synthetic steak will taste like dust In his mouth if he cannot eat it in the knowledge he was personally responsible for tl being on the table. Look out below! There's a ring around the bathtub, of rnurse, but with little ones around Ihe house there also are rings around Hie doorbell and telephone. Any school claiming lo have the best chorus first will have to reckon with Mason City High School. A young girl quite naturally cun be interested in an antique if be has a lot of money, Tlic lips and down of riiristinas .shopping: Save up for it or forever be pay- Ing <lo«n! When il comes to dress these days, not only Ihe buys will )><> boys. Memo tr» motorists; Don't .spoil Christmas with a slav ride. GLOBE- G By RUTH Ul«TON Mason City Public Library "Acron Flr» Aprili" Hunt (Felletl, K.»S) by lr«n« He can be removed Why pick on Burch? By ROSCOE DRUMMOND WASHINGTON — Sen. Goldwater is absolutely right in saying that the attacks on Dean Burch as chairman of the Republican National Committee are directed far more against Goldwalcr than Rurch. They are. The attacks on Burch are misdirected in that he had little to do with the defeat of Sen. Goldwalcr. But U is not irrational for the Republican governors and others to want to get rid of Burch. Two rational reasons arc: He can be removed as "chairman" of the party, but Goldwater cannot he removed as "titular leader." Secondly, Burch is the symbol of the leadership which resulted in such disastrous defeat. He w*s never chosen by the Republican National Committee; he was accepted by the committee as the appointee of the Republican nominee to make sure that the actions of the national committee would carry out the determination of Goldwater to make over the party in his image. Since there can be no chosen national leader of the Republican party for another four years, one way the party can show that it docs not Intend to remain an instrument of the extreme right is to free itself from the chairmanship of the man appointed to make it so. That's what the Republican governors said at their Denver meeting — and it makes sense for them. The party's overriding need right now is to reunite around leaders who are near to its political center. Surely this is the lesson of the November voting. The failure — or the inability — of Goklwater to do this was the biggest weakness of the campaign. He organized Citizens for Goldwatcr, he organized Democrats for Goldwater, he organized Southerners for Gold- watcr, but he failed to organize enough Republicans for Gold- walcr. It was understandable that the day alter John F. Kennedy won the presidency in 1960, Goldwater should argue his "Nixon must go" drive on the ground that Nixon "offered the voters an insufficient choice." But this Goldwater argument now applies to Goldwater — with interest. That is, if the Nixon leadership of "insufficient choice" was discredited by losing to Kennedy by only 112,000 votes, what has to be the verdict on the Goldwater leadership of "too much choice" which lost to Johnson by 16 million votes and which won the support of 8 million fewer voters than. Nixon? Once in a while a book catches fire, both with the library staff and with patrons. Such a book is "Across Five Aprils." Everyone who reads it feels a compulsion to share it— surely one of the hallmarks of an extraordinary book. It is a behind-the-scenes story of the Civil War, but agony and pathos touch the southern Illinois Creightons almost as acutely as the men on the battlefields. The torment of divided loyalty is here, the heartbreak of loss in battle, the adult burdens of a ten-year-old boy suddenly become the man of the family. Courage is an everyday emotion, unflinching against misunderstanding, separation and criticism. To subdue the bitter flavor of war, the love of young Jenny Creighton and the schoolmaster adds a gentle quality to the story, and the family devotion of the Creightons adds warmth. Although not emphasized, one of the most significant aspects of this book is its impressionistic but stark recontruction of the Civil War. Battles are only sketched, but with a bold pen, and are unforgettable. The great and the controversial generals of the war mark these pages, briefly but indelibly. No one who reads it can ever again feel apathetic about the Civil War. It is a book to whet the appetite. Categorically, "Across Five Aprils" is either juvenile or young adult fare. But like "Incredible Journey," which is in all departments of your Library, this book is for thinking read- ers of any age. The bleak theme and the forthright treatment of that theme contribute to this effect. Choosing words with care, th« author skillfully brings alive the reality of the Civil War without brutal incident or ruthless description. She creates effect Ruth Upton A Civil War classic superbly without shock mechanism. The overall result is a story with believable characters, compelling plot, and sharply etched historical impact. Because Irene Hunt grew up in the locale of her story and is steeped in the history she recreates, she writes with unpretentious honesty. One of the most arresting qualities of "Across Five Aprils" is the way the characters and the plot both remain paramount, without either being submerged by the other. From every viewpoint, this is a book of appeal for everyone. Forecast: Each year one book is picked as "the most outstanding contribution to children's literature" for that year, and awarded the illustrious Newbery Medal. This reviewer predicts that "Across Five Aprils" will be chosen for 1964. • By IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSN. "Daj'j it Ihe Morn," by Samuel Chnlilnnff (Harper A Row, t.1.9,1) This book is the second volume of a nostalgic auto- biography by a "musician's musician' who at 21 became the accompanist for famed young violinist E f r e m Zimbalist. Emerging from its pages is a lofty-minded, passionate, brilliant young man whose thoughts, dreams and reactions to all the arts are recorded as carefully as outward events and conversations with contemporaries. O n e is pleasantly reminded that once upon a time (at the turn of the century), impecunious young men were roaming the streets of New York not bent on gang warfare but seeking standing room at concerts and the opera, afterward to> engage in heated literary, artistic and religious debates over a five- cent cup of coffee. "Under the Skin, by Nina Bawden (Harper i Row, S3.85) Although she has written two previous novels, Miss Bawden remains comparatively unknown. It isn't likely that this novel will be the agent to change this situation, despite the fact that the book deals with a timely subject — the ensuing problems when a young couple invites an African student to live in their home, confident that their sponsorship of the boy will invite the approval of their contemporaries. When characters display a-naivete so at variance with their imputed intelligence, they fail to capture the reader's empathy. However, as one is held by the sound of a voice rather than the content of the message . . . so is interest sustained by Miss Bawden's definite writing talent rather than the importance of what she seeks to convey. Doubtless this talent will blossom with age and further writing. In that detached period before he decided to run, Sen. Goldwater told me that he would consider his nomination a disservice to the cause of conservatism unless he polled 45 per cent of the popular vote. He polled less than 39 per cent. There is, in my judgment, no clear evidence that the verdict of last Nov. 3 was a rejection of responsible conservatism. This is especially true because Goldwater immersed his candidacy in so many hurtful issues totally irrelevant to conservatism. But it was a verdict against the leadership which Goldwater gave the Republican cause and against his wish to leave the protection to all. Surely the objective of the party, as it seeks to recover from the'1964 calamity, is not to drive anybody out of the party, but to free it from domination by either extreme. That is what the Republican governors are setting out to accomplish. It is an essential beginning. Investor's Guide Wants a better return To Your Hea!th Glycosuria vs. diabetes IHMirrl Kvrry Wrrk Day !>>• tru I.KF; KNTERPRISKS. INC. JOO N. \V»ihtnctcin nial 42.1.4270 I 0 spcontl Cli1s< PosUgn Paid ,1 M«»on City, Publisher I.KK P. I.OOMIS RAY N. IlOIill K HOBKRT II Sl'lKGia, I'O.VN K. WMITK THOR ,i, ,IKNM:N KI;N K. m-:iui KKNNKTH W. 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Remember? 10 yean ago Mary Kroesc, Clarion, has been appointed Cerro (lordo County extension home economist, according to Wayne \Volford, Mason City, Cerro Cordo Kami Hnreau president. 20 years ago The next slate convention of the Klks will be held in Mason City .hine 8, n and :«' due (!,iefly (o the work of Unnry Kncnckc, Italph Kelso, Dr. V. K. Wicks, I.. Ii. Raymond nnd Howard Uemley. 30 years ago Cliff llamblin, Mason City, who was graduated at Iowa State College at Ames this year where he studied civil end- nccring, is now employed in a governmental project at Chariton. 40 years ago A deal involving 480 acres of land near Rockwell and IfiO acres in Hancock County was closed today. Tbn Rockwell By DR. JOSEPH MOUNER Dear Dr. Molner: My doctor lays I probably have alimentary glycosuria instead of diabetes because I only "throw sugar" after several heavy meals, and I do not have any of the "classical symptoms." What Is the difference between It and diabetes? I am 60 and have no family history of this trouble. He cautions me to watch my weight but says 1 do not need medication. —M.T. (ilyroMiria ( s u R n r in (lie urine) can occur after meals containing large amounts of sucar and starch and is called alimentary or intestinal Rly- cosuria. \Vc know from experience that ninny individuals with this condition nrc mild diabetics, or may become diabetics. The finest ion is whether the suuar content of the lilood also becomes abnormally high, nnd a sugar tolerance test (series of bloixl sugar tests) will determine whether diabetes is present. Thus in your case, if you do not have, diabetes you will be wise to follow your doctor's advice: Watch your weight. It is one of the most important steps in warding off diabetes. • Dear Dr. Molner: 1 have something floating before my eyes, not a veil, but it seems to look like a circle. It started just a short time ago. At night in the dark I seem to get a flash across my eyes. I also see dots at times. I am 65. Do you think 1 am going blind? Is there any help?—H.B.A. From the description, this could be the beginning of glaucoma, or excessive pressure building up inside the eyeball. Glaucoma is the commonest cause of blindness. Fortunately, when it is detected early, it can be controlled and sight saved. Glaucoma can be determined very quickly by use of a pressure-reading instrument called a tonometer. The eye doctor, would, at the same time, make other examination of your eyes Try and Stop Me ! . by Cerf A T DINNER one evening, ]ittlo Willie upset the soup bowl. /X Then his older brother Max overturned a dish full of stewed tomatoes. Then sister Mae's slab of roast beef slid oft the plate «ll over her __ _ ^^ /1-/I newly - laundered frock. Finally Pop V/illett overturned a whole platter of ice cream covered with chocolate sauce. "Con- pratulations, Pop," exclaimed the by-now thoroughly cx;isper;ited Mrs. Willctt. "You've won tho spilling bee." • • • A vacationer como upon A fisherman <uid inquired, "Having any luck ?" "Pretty Rood," »ftld tho fisherman. "I haven't had a bite in two _ hours." "What's good about that?" wondered the vacationer. "You ac« that fellow on tho other bank? Ha hasn't had a, bite in FOUR hours." • • » •A. plumber advertised for n. helper. The first npplic&nt, when to be sure that the trouble isn't from some other cause. • " Dear Dr. Molner: Shortly after my baby was born my hair began to fall out. Now it it getting worse. What caused tbis and Is there anything I can do for it? — Mrs. S.J.H. There is no explanation, but this type of hair loss is not uncommon. In cases like this the hair ultimately rcgrows, but it can take a matter of months. About all you can do about it is gentle massage of the scalp; don't brush or comb the hair too briskly; nnd keep the scalp clean. • Dear Dr. Molner: 1 enclose 20 cents in coin and a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope for your booklet, "Don't Let Diverticulosis Throw You." How can one tell when it is permissible to eat ordinary foods again, such as salads, corn, peas, etc.? Is this a cancerous disease? Is a sufferer doomed? Is if unusual for a person of 50 to get it? —Mrs. E.H.F. No, it is not cancerous, and most certainly a patient is not "doomed." Diverticulosis is a tiny out-pouchinfi, usually of the colon. Many foods, in most cases, are permissible except those of high residue, such as corn, seedy fruits, nuts, bran products. With even modciate caution, many patients have no further trouble. Logical trial and error will generally establish how much (or how little) care is required in avoiding irritating foods, Diverticulosis is found principally beyond the age of 4.1, and in later years may be present in 25 per cent or more of the population. The booklet will answer all of your qucs! ; ons more fully. By SAM SHULSKY Q. I have kept away from the stock market because I don't know anything about it, but have been successful in business, averaging about $30,000 to $50,000 a year. Only stock is a small commitment in a mutual fund. Our funds are in banks and savings and loans. I would like a better return than the savings and loan and bank accounts provide, and have been thinking of tax-exempts in order to bring down my high tax bracket. I would like around 5 per cent or better and some inflation protection. A. -You have several goals, and at least two of them are mutually exclusive. You can't get a 5 per cent return, with safety, in a tax-exempt bond. You can't get tax-exemption in most common stocks which are also hedges against inflation. I.t's true that a 3'/2 per cent yield from a tax-exempt bond, for example, would leave you far more, net, than you are now retaining from your savings accounts. There is a good argument for your switching some funds into tax-exempts. But the money you want working as an offset to inflation must be in risk capital — common stocks. If you stress growth- type stocks your dividends would naturally be small, anyway, so that the tax bite would not be too important. It seems to me you ought to talk this over with a reputable brokerage and banking house in your city and decide how much of your money you want bringing in tax-exempt income and how much you want to he working as a protection against inflation. These are. two different jobs. The same dollar can't be in both camps. • Q. I have about $7,500 to invest. I will need more income when I retire next January at age 62. Could you recommend some good stock, growth type, some leaders, which would help me live comfortably? A. You can get up to around 5 per cent on your money today — either from federally insured savings or from some commons, preferreds and bonds. This would give you $375 a year to add to your Social Security. What you can't afford is a "growth-type" since you can't expect a growth stock to plow back earnings for expansion and still pay you a generous dividend. Nor are "leaders" necessary—if by that you mean stocks which are constantly in the public eye. A good grade leased-line rail-' road stock, for example, which is not even on the exchange and doesn't appear in the newspapers once a year could still do a good job for you. I'm sending you a list of suggestions. Talk it over with a reputable broker. Stick to quality, whether it's a popular issue or not. Life Begins at 40 Those sugar daddies By ROBERT PETERSON Q. "Why do they always depict sugar daddies in movies as older men chasing pretty young girls? Isn't this demeaning to senior citizens in general? A. They depict them this way because those foolish males showering young chicks with money and attention are generally silver-haired seniors trying to revive youthful passions. It's been going on since Caesar and before, so it's a caricature the geriatric set will have to live with. Fortunately, most elder males prefer the companionship of women of their generation. • Q. "You are very reckless urging older people to mimic youth and engage in such vigorous pursuits as dancing, hiking and world travel. I'm 77, retired, and content in my helief that nothing is more satisfying than warm room, television and three meals a day. At this age a man should be conserving rather than expending energy." A. Aw, come on. The woods are full of alert elders who would never settle for your limited range of satisfactions. It's a medical fact that you've got to expend energy to create new reserves of energy. The more you sit in front of that television set, the less energy you'll generate. The modern era of geriatrics as discovering that healthy, active elders can retain much of their physical and mental stamina by continuing to engage in youthful pursuits. • Q. "I realize that in your column you're trying to encourage old codgers to keep their chins up, but do you really believe a person of 70 can have as much fun as a kid of 17?" •A. Of course. It will be a totally different kind of fun, but equated in terms of bounce to the ounce and solid satisfaction most elders who are reasonably healthy and actively occupied derive every bit as much pleasure from life as teenagers. • Q. 'I can't stand being around old people. I'm 65 myself so when I'm invited to parties and gatherings the hostess always puts me next to old-timers, when I'd much rather mingle with youth. What can I do?" A. Stop thinking other elders are necessarily dull. Many old folks today are colorful and bright and have lots to talk about. It's a perfectly normal thing to group people according to age on the assumption that they have more in common. Personally I prefer talking with lively elders. Trying to converse with most youngsters bores m« to death. They'll Do It Every Time BOUQUET , land was sold by .1. T. Laird, "jilason askcrt if ne hftd ft reference, nrlmlt'.ed, "I forjrot it I'll have to go t, Coun- got Ul " "Xcvct Jiilnd," decided tho plumber. "You're hired, I City, who purchased the Hancock ly farm at $200 nn acre. you've got experience." To WILLIAM M. OLESON— for being elected president of the Mason City Board ot Realtors. It's an honor that comes well-earned in view of the Olc- Kon family's many years in thin icrvice industry. BUT WHAT eOQD DOES fT DO ? ALL you CAM SEE IS STEAM,FOG, SMOG AND INDOOR APRIL SHOWERS •— C4R-WASM PLACES COPlEP THE IPEA FROM THE NEWBORM-R4BIES PAWL ION IN HOSPITALS--THE LOOK NOOK :AM WALK ALONG OUR OBSERVATION SECTION ANC WATCH yoUR CAR BEING WASHED-

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