Sadat's Eggs Are in Kissinger's Basket FUNNY BUSINESS By Roger Bollen CAIRO — President Anwar Sadat's swipes at the Soviet Union underline how strong the Egyptian president is —or thinks he is. Sadat's first open dig at the Russians was on March 29, when he revealed that on the first day of the October war the Soviet ambassador in Cairo had twice tried to deceive him into calling for a ceasefire by alleging that the Syrians ahd already done so. In a recent speech in Alexandria, he pursued the Iherne by describing Russian untrustworthiness in the period before the war: the Soviet Union, he claimed, had failed to send Egypt the arms it had promised. Sadat's reason for attacking the Russians is clear enough. Russia's current Middle Eastern policy threatens the Egyptian regime. No so much because of this policy's longer-term aims — about which there are at least half a dozen contradictory theories — but because of the Timet Herold, Carroll, la. 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Yet, undeterred, Sadat continues to affirm his confidence in the United States and his disenchantment with the Soviet Union. At home his regime moves jerkily rightwards. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko's visits to Damascus and Cairo early in March, which led to the daily gun battles on the Golan front, had adverse effects in Egypt: Sadat went out of his way to emphasize his belief in the Americans' good intentions, particularly by his insistence, in the face of strong opposition, that the oil boycott should be eneded. If, in the end, Kissinger is unable to deliver the goods that Sadat expects of him the Egyptian president will be landed in great difficulties, difficulties. Presidents Sadat and Assad of Syria are both gambling; the Egyptian gamble may turn out the bolder even if the Syrian one is the more immediately precarious. Syrian policy, like the Russian policy that may be behind it, is open to varying interpretations. Probably Assad's renewed militancy, both the gun battles and the tougher diplomatic line, is aimed not at wrecking but at threatening to wreck the peace initiative unless the Israelis are obliged to concede more than they are at present prepared to do. It is a nice but risky distinction. And the calculation is probably less than cool: the Syrians are believed to have felt themselves deceived by Kissinger into handing over the prisoner-of-war lists on the understanding, or misunderstanding, that he had some sort of Israeli concurrence that the initial withdrawal would take Israel's army back past Quneitra and not, as it turned out, be confined to the land captured in October. The risk is that the Israelis will sharply increase their level of retaliation, above all by bringing in their air force, and so end the hopes of an agreement this time around. But note the relative serenity of Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's comments on the situation after his talks with Kissinger in Washington. There is one clue: Dayan, like other Israelies, is not particularly concerned by the "foreign legion" in Syria, and this includes the Cubans who are believed to be serving in a Syrian armored brigade and who 'may be helping out while new Syrian tank crews are being trained. But, he said, the situation would change if another Arab state allied itself militarily with Syria. This points to Iraq — and place it in an uncomfortably key position. And since the Soviet Union has a degree of control over both Iraw and Syria, what now happens between these two may go some way towards revealing Russia's true intentions in the region. . —By NEA London Economist News Service >. The Economist of London Bad Habit Causes Childhood Obesity : ByGAYNORMADDOX (NEA Writer) At Duke University Medical Center, James B. Sidbury Jr. is trying to get the fat off youngsters. "Overeating is the main factor in childhood obesity. By obesity, I mean 50 per cent overweight, sometimes even 100 per cent. That is a habit these children learned from their overeating parents. And 80 per cent of the kids will grow up to be fat adults," states the chief of pediatric metabolism and director of clinical research at Duke. Three years ago Dr. Sidbury began intensive development of a diet program for obese children and teenagers. "Most reducing programs are geared to adults. We realized that the diet is not the most important thing. It's a structured program that guides both the child and the parents and teaches them new eating habits. The objective is a lower weight that can be maintained once it has been achieved," he explains, adding: "If the mother and father are obese and have a pattern of overeating then we must change that pattern. Otherwise the program for the child will not work. If older family members go on stuffing themselves you cannot expect the child not to follow suit." Some doctors may disagree, but Sidbury believes that if an entire family is obeses, obesity is the result of a family tradition of overeating. It is not a hereditary trait, he says. "I try to get the child's parents to adopt a reducing diet similar in design to the child's. They will usually stick to it for the sake of their obese youngster. They wouldn't do it for themselves, no matter how fat they may be," he observes. "But the major motivation must come from the child. We ask does he really want to lose weight? Is he willing to make the necessary scrifices? If he equivocates or says no, then we tell him to come back when he is ready." The Duke anti-obesity youth program requires a stay of four days in the hospital. For the grossly obese child, it is a month. Research funds pay for the month's stay. The child gets physical examinations and laboratory tests. "But the most important part of our hospital program is education. Getting them to accept only three meals a day — to stop sneaking in snacks — that is a major hurdle. Gradaully, with good humored persistence and constant explanation why it is necessary, they succumb and seem to be content with nothing but the recommended food. "Dietitians work with each child. At first, the child is put on a brief period of fasting. He is told why. Then he gets a low-calorie, high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet tailored specifically to his age and weight. When the child returns to his home, his calorie intake is usually increased. This continued for six months. Sustaining weight loss is the major problem. We have found that about 50 per cent of our young patients are of normal weight after a year. "I attribute this success to the education of youngsters and change in the family's attitude toward food," he explains. Weekend Guests Stay in Auburn AUBURN - Mr. and Mrs. Ron Marconcini and Tina of Omaha, Neb. were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Reo Miles, Sunday guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ron Miles and Vickie of Des Moines. Mrs. Christena Hunziker was hostess to the members of the G. N. Club at her home Tuesday afternoon, Two tables of pinochle was the afternoon's entertainment with Mrs. Hunziker, Mrs. Ann Schulte, Mrs. Ed Reiman, Mrs. Paul Kelly and Herbert Garnatz receiving score prizes, Mrs. Catherine Reiling will be next hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Schrad entertained Karen Schrad of Ankeny as a weekend guest.
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