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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Friday., November 24, 1967 Vietnam Debate Not very long ago — within the year, if memory serves—there was much talk to the effect that the Vietnamese war would not be a major issue in the 1968 presidential race. Republican leaders generally seemed more inclined than their Democratic counterparts to support administration policy in Vietnam, whatever their differences with the White House on other matters. It was widely felt that this would tend to modify partisan criticism. Yet even then it was apparent to observers trying to maintain a non-partisan outlook that the war simply could no tbe ruled out as a key issue. This judgment is now resoundingly confirmed. With every passing day, Vietnam emerges more clearly as the one great question of the forthcoming drive for the presidency. This is at once both good and bad. In one sense it is unfortunate. The possibility that the conduct of the war may become a political football, with both sides trying to extract partisan advantage from it, is most disquieting. But this consideration is outweighed by another prospect. During the months to come political debate may clarify the Vietnam policy issue for a public which now seems not only worried but badly confused. Doubtless there is not much point in exhorting candidates and others to play down partisan aspects of this matter between now and convention time. As the tempo increases, the pressures to abandon temperate discussion in favor of demagogic appeals will increase. Still, there is some reason to hope that the coming debate will shed new light as well as more heat on the dominant issue of 1968. Better Meat Bill Recent testimony about nauseous conditions in many of the thousands of meat packing plants not covered by federal inspection requirements has at last alerted the public to a disturbing fact. Though stringent federal law has been in effect for six decades, a good deal of meat that reaches the table today is still processed under circumstances much like those that forced reform in the early years of this century. Congress is now on the home stretch to enacting an amended Meat Inspection Act. Much depends on whether what finally emerges is more like the temporizing bill already passed by the House, or more like the much stronger measure on which Senators Mondale of Minnesota and Montoya of New Mexico have just agreed. Both of these measures are aimed at upgrading state systems to meet federal standards. This is of vital importance, since some 14,000 plants now escape federal inspection because they sell only within state borders. The House bill and the Mondale-Montoya compromise are strikingly different in several respects, however. Whereas both offer the states federal technical aid and financing of up to 50 per cent of the cost of upgrading state systems, the Senate proposal goes well beyond this. It gives the states two years to meet federal standards, but permits governors to waive this and place their states under federal responsibility at once. That should prove to be a sharp stimulus to performance. The same can be said of another provision empowering federal inspectors to check intrastate plants—and to impose federal jurisdiction on any facility that endangers public health, if state authorities do not put a stop to the hazardous conditions. There is a good chance that the Senate will approve the compromise bill. The House should then accept this in place of its own less effective measure. Timely Quotes If he continues his present policies and his peculiar views and arguments are persuasive to President Johnson, the secretary may well lead this country into a third world war. —Sen. Stephen M. Young, D-Ohio, calling for the resignation of Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Having been under the cloud for believing too little, it's at least a change to be faulted for believing too much. —Bishop James A. Pike, after an invitation for him to preach in New York was withdrawn because of his involvement in spiritualism. We agreed among ourselves in the Pentagon, in 1954, '55 and '56 when we first considered going into Southeast Asia, that we were really going to war with China. —Retired Lt. Gen. James M. Gavin, critic of U.S. policy in Vietnam. A politician, like a woman, can always change his mind. —Arkansas Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, referring to his brother, New York Gov: Nelson Rockefeller, who has said he will not run for president. 'Arise! The Doctor Says Washington Notebook Protesters Ignore Rights of Others to Free Speech WASHINGTON (NEA)-Three recent newspaper items show how far the advocates of "free speech" have gone in denying the rights of free speech and action to others. Maryland — "Thirty members of the Students for a Democratic Society sat in at a University of Maryland engineering building office . . . blocking interviewees from entering a room to see a CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) job recruiter." New York — "A pushing, dragging, punching, club-swinging clash between students and the police erupted on the Brook- lyn College campus . . . during a demonstration to protest the appearance of two Navy recruiting officers." Wisconsin — "Pickets taunting soldiers and asking them to go on strike marched around buildings at the University of Wisconsin ... in a protest against job recruiting by the Dow Chemical Co. "The protest turned into a bloody melee . . . when the police broke up a blockade in front of the room where Dow was holding job interviews . . . "The protesters selected Dow because it manufactures napalm Polly's Pointers Variety of Articles Needed by Viet GI By Polly Cramer DEAR POLLY — I have two grandsons in the service (one still in Vietnam) and very well know what the boys need over there. The following is a list for the ones who are out in the field and cannot buy what they need or want. Gun oil, %-inch paintbrushes, clean rags, pipe cleaners, small plastic bags, medicated foot powder, shaving cream and other unscented toilet goods, hard candy, cookies, popcorn-in-the-skillet-type containers, pens, books (westerns, mystery and comic), canned foods such as citrus fruits and Vienna sausage, pre- sweetened powdered drinks, medium-heavy dark socks, gum, tiny address book, little packets of instant coffee, powdered cream and sugar, and the home town newspaper or clippings frcm it. Each time you write, enclose two sheets of writing paper and an envelope. The list is endless, so write to ask what they need as it is important that our boys be as comfortable as possible under the circumstances. - MRS. M. C. DEAR POLLY — In answer to Pat's question on how to avoid burning the bottom of her popcorn popper, I line the popper with aluminum foil, put my oil on top of the foil and add the popcorn. When the corn is popped, I just lift out the foil with the corn in it and the bottom of the popper is clean. - A. F. POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — I do wish someone would tell me how to remove water stains 'from stainless steel flatware. - J. P. B. DEAR POLLY - I am a •thorough once-ia-week cleaner but I hate that middle-of-the- week dinginess in the wash basin and bath tub. The easiest solution I have found is" to soak some hand washables in a soap solution with a small amount of bleach. Of course, the materials must be those that can stand bleach. Let soak for about 15 minutes before washing and the clothing and your basin will sparkle. As for the tub^ I found that my daughter's bubble bath powder left no ring and made the tub gleam as though I had scoured it. Now I use the bubble bath, too. — MRS. T. O'B. DEAR POLLY - Many appliances come stapled or fastened with very, very strong tape. Before gift wrapping such an item, I open the package iand reseal it with cellophane tape. When the gift'is opened, much time and many broken fingernails are saved. This is especially appreciated at .showers. . — ELEANOR. POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY - The deodorant my husband uses has caused his T-shirts to become yellow and stiff under the arms. I have tried everything I know of to make them white and soft again, but with no success. Can someone tell me what will accomplish this? — HELEN DEAR HELEN — The same mail brought the following letter which may get the answer to your problem. — POLLY DEAR POLLY - Deodorant stains will disappear if you scrub the discolored area with white vinegar. Rinse thoroughly and then launder as usual. — DEBBIE Ray Cromley for the Vietnam war. William Sewell, chancellor of the university, suspended the Dow interviews temporarily." In the anti-Vietnam march on the Pentagon, the protesters demanded then* "rights." But when they met with others who carried pro-Vietnam signs, they forgot their "free speech" stand and destroyed the signs of those who disagreed with them. Late last year, it will be recalled, students harassed Defense Secretary Robert McNamara when he went up to speak at Harvard. In another protest move, students on a Washington, D.C., Campus attempted to prevent Lt. Gen, Lewis B. Hershey fr6m speaking. In protecting the rights of the protestors, what about the rights of the young men who might want to work for Dow Chemical Co., or CIA, or might want to join the Navy? ' What about the rights of McNamara, Hershey, Dow Chemical , CIA, the Navy? This business of rights cuts both ways. Notice that most of the items above relate to college campuses. A college is a place where, first and foremost, professors should be inculcating in their students a respect for the rights and opinions of others. Yet, more and more frequently, professors are speaking out emotionally on issues in their classrooms, selling their own prejudices, rather than presenting the facts and teaching students to think logically from those facts. In such classes there is often strong professorial sarcasm for those who disagree with their particular theses. Colleges are where the leaders of the next generation are trained. If too many students are taught that only their own opinions matter, only their own causes sacred, then we are, indeed, in for trouble. Luckily, there is evidence that such students are only a small minority. That small minority must be prevented from blacking out the rights of the majority. Daily Times Herald 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 MAKER, Advt. Mgr. Entered as second-class matter at the post-office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act of March 2. 1878. 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 Thyroid Test Results Depend on Iodine Intake (I.iist, of Trlion Krlalcd Columns) Q — I am always hot, even in winter, and am miserable in summer. What could cause this? A — Ah overactive thyroid or the menopause. Q — In 1966, part of my thyroid was removed. T am taking a new drug called Letter. Is it superior to Synthyroid or Proleid? Are there any bad side effects from these tablets? A — Letter and Synthyroid are synthetic crystalline thyroid hormones of high potency and Proloid is a highly purified thyroid extract. They all have the advantage t hat an adequate dose is contained in a small tablet. The only side effects would be that too large a dose would cause the symptoms of toxic goiter. Q — My son, 19, has a low basal metabolic rate. He is taking Proloid. His last BMR was 22. This week he had a T-3 test which the doctor says is normal. What is the T-3 test and what is the normal range? Will the Proloid tablets keep him underweight? A — The T-3 test is another thyroid function test based on the uptake of radioactive iodine By Dr. W. G. Erandstadt by the thyroid gland. It is considered to be a little more accurate than the chemical determination of the FBI (protein-bound iodine) level. For meaningful results of c i t h e r test, however, the patient must have abstained from taking iodi/cd .salt or drugs containing iodine for six months or more. The lest may also be influenced by taking thyroid extract. The normal range of the T-3 test is 0.78 to 1.07. If the dosage of Proloid tablets is loo large, it could cause your son to lose weight, become jittery and have a rapid resting pulse. Q — What would happen if a person who lias had part of her thyroid removed didn't take the thyroid extract prescribed by her doctor? A — She might develop signs of thyroid deficiency. Q — I have been plagued with milia for several years. Some skin specialists say it could be caused by diet and others say not. Since none of them have helped me, do you t h i n k I should see an endocrinologist?. A — Milia are hard, nonin- flammatory white heads that may be found on any part of the body but chiefly on the face. They are small sebac- ious cysts caused by obstruction of oil ducts in the skin. There is no evidence that they are influenced by diet or by the endocrine glands. Since they do not affect your health and are of cosmetic importance only, they can hardly be classified as a plague. It is best to leave them alone unless they are too unsightly, in which case your family doctor can remove them, using sterile technique, in his office. Dear Abby Marriage Isn't Answer Here Remember Way Back When Nineteen Fifty-Seven— A panel discussion on "Mental Health" will be given .by six student nurses from St. Anthony School of Nursing at a meeting of the Carroll County Health Council in the Farm Bureau Building at 2 p.m. Monday. Panelists will be-Margaret Hall, Barbara Ellis, Janice Wittry, Maria Kasperbauer, Joan Tigges and Carmen Artero. Nineteen Fifty-Seven— A group of 16 Coon Rapids business and professional men under sponsorship of the Carroll and Manning Rotary Clubs will .organize a new Rotary Club, it was announced at Coon Rapids Friday. Nineteen Fifty-Seven— .Sr. M. Muriel, administrator of St. Anthony Hospital, announced Friday that, the influenza is decreasing to the point where visitors again may be admitted to the hospital on the regular schedule of visiting hours. Nineteen Fifty-Seven— Prayer services in connection with the Mission to Iowa ... in the Carroll Methodist Church . . . announced by Mrs. Arthur McNaughton .' . . Meetings will be held ... in the homes of Mrs. B. B. Lehman .•. . Mrs. Minnie Pascoe . . , Mrs. Duane Shriver . . .Mrs. L. E. Sweany. By Abigail Van Bur en DEAR ABBY: I am a 16- year-old girl who has a very unhappy home life. My folks fight all the time. They have been fighting ever since I can remember. They treat me like dirt and I want to tell you, it is miserable and rotten. My boy friend, Denny, is 17 and he comes from a home that's even rottener if there is such a word. His folks not only fight all the time, but his fath- 1 er beats his mother. Anyway, Denny has been crazy about me ever since 8th grade and we are thinking of getting married when he graduates from high school in June. If the army doesn't get him, he hopes to work days at a garage and go to trade school for mechanics at night. He's real good with cars and motors. Should I quit school and get a job when Denny graduates? I'd have only a year to go, and we wouldn't need much, and at least we'd have each other. I need advice. Thank you. DENNY'S GIRE, DEAR GIRL: Don't use marriage as an excuse to get out of the house — no matter how ''miserable" it is. I urge you to finish high school while you have the chance. The "later" you mention rarely comes. Children usually do, instead. Woman's World Lemonade Sours the Bureaucracy Subscription Rates by carrier boy delivery per week S .50 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties, per'year.... $13.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones i and 2, per year $16.00 All Other Mall In the United States, per year $20.0* Just imagine the problems besettiny the health department when Billy Churchill of Satellite Beach, Fla., opened up his refreshment stand..They had to close the 11-year-old down because his sidewalk stand did not have separate bathrooms for male and female customers. It is easy to see the health inspectors huddled together trying to figure out what to do when a complaint against the stand came to their office. Inspector Weakknees probably pointed out they were picking on a little kid. "We are just enforcing a State Health Department rule!" Stoutheart must have replied. "But his mother said he earned $27 in two months." "Maybe we can forget the bathrooms and get him on a tax rap!" "This ruling could affect lemonade stands across the country. Let's think, Stout- heart!" "Why does he want to cause all this trouble for us? Maybe we can get his parents to increase his allowance." "Apparently his mother told reporters she is willing to open their two bathrooms to the public. This'might be real trouble. More inspectors to hire for in- By Betty Canary specting bathrooms, for one thing. Then, we might have to dose down all the roadway fruit and vegetable stands and delicatessens for lack of separate facilities." "Why can't he cut grass or something?" "Gardeners and landscape unionists maybe wouldn't go for that, S.H." "I want to be fair with the kid. Maybe we can pull in his parents under the child labor laws." "I doubt it. However, how p.bout charging 'aiding and abetting'? They let him use the family freezer to s t o r e the stuff: 1 ' "Maybe we can get the parents on a tax rap! Did they charge him rent on the freezer space and sneak it vithout putting it on their return?" "No. His mother said of the $27 he earned, he spent $15 for a dog and the other $12 he put in a fund for college." "The way I see it, our next step is to straighten out this lad's thinking. He's not really bad — just misled/You figure out how we can get him' unemployment checks and I'll tell him how he should stop saving and get a loan when he's ready for college." DEAR ABBY: Can a girl ge pregnant from kissing with hei mouth open? WONDERING DEAR WONDERING: Not if she opens it to say NO! DEAR ABBY: Why must our 16-year-old son be penalized by the auto insurance companies just because he is a teenager? Ray worked all last summer at a very responsible job, and since there was no other way to get to- work, we loaned him the money to buy a little sports car. Ray had already taken driver's education in school, plus on the road training, so our confidence in him was completely justified. He is an A-B student, and used the car for very little pleasure driving. He has never had a ticket, been involved in any kind of accident, nor has he ever scratched a fender. Despite his excellent record he may be forced to give up his car. Why? Because his insurance preminums are $500 a year! Almost every cent Ray made has gone for insurance. And listen to this. When my husband tried to get cheaper insurance with another company, he received a letter stating, "We will not insure any male sports car driver under the age of 30!" Is this fair? Please say something in your column that may help responsible teenagers to get a break on auto insurance. Thank you. RAY'S MOTHER DEAR MOTHER: I agree, it is too bad that responsible teenagers should be penalized for the carelessness of other drivers, in their age group. Unfortunately, statistics show that teenagers (especially boys) are poor risks. I am sure the insurance companies are aware of this. They could consider giving a break to students with better grades, because they are usually more mature behind the wheel. I would like to hear from insurance companies about this problem so I can pass the facts on to my readers. DEAR ABBY: There is only one answer for HAMBURGER PUSS whose tender face was constantly irritated by her boy friend's rough beard. She should ask him to SHAVE AGAIN! I had the same problem with my boy friend (now my husband of 18 years). Old cactus chin used to tear up my face during those smooching sessions. Now, when I whisper, "Are you going to shave tonight, dear?" it sends him flying for his razor with flashing eyes. I wouldn't trade my heavy-bearded man for the most handsome peach-fuzzed face in the world. ALICE CONFIDENTIAL TO EARL: Your chances for knowing a woman "like a book" before you marry her are much belter if you can get a first edition.