Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Saturday, April 20, 1974 Women of Fame There may be just a touch of female chauvinism in the establishment of the Women's Hall of Fame at Seneca Falls. N.Y. Still, most people will approve of the venture. In the years to come it will be a good way of calling attention to the accomplishments of extraordinary women. The rather aggressive, sometimes intolerant and even arrogant, spirit that prevails in the contemporary "women's lib" movement is not much in evidence in the Hall of Fame enterprise. The very selection of Seneca Falls as the site of the building to be erected is indicative of this: it was in this town that the first American women's rights convention was held 125 years ago. The first selections for the Women's Hall of Fame tend to bear out the thought that those in charge are not much impressed by the extremists — the bra burners and such. The four living women included — Marian Anderson. Helen Hayes. Dr. Helen Brooke Taussig. former Sen. Margaret Chase Smith — are all known more for solid achievement than for zealous championing of women's rights. Some militant feminists — Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton, for example — are found among the 16 others chosen for the first list of names to be honored. Even here, though, the emphasis was on accomplishment in fields ranging from aeronautics to literature and art. Some of the more zealous women's libbers may object to this, but it strikes us as not a bad approach. One of the best ways (though certainly not the only way) of advancing the concept of sexual equality is to illustrate that women, given the opportunity, can excel in many areas of high endeavor. Premium Land In the year 1920, when a shattered and hungry Europe made unprecedented demands on American agriculture, the price of farm land in Iowa jumped nearly 33 per cent. That stands as the all-time record, but it was almost equaled this year. Since November 1972 the average value per acre has gone up 32 per cent. In dollar figures, the increase in the past year was the largest on record. The average value rose by $139 per acre, bringing the total to a new high of $579. The best land fetches prices far higher than that, ranging from $894 in northwest counties of the state to a whopping $977 in central counties. Comparison with experience in recent years also in instructive. Only a decade ago. Iowa land was selling on the average at less than half the present figure — $250 as against $579. A major share of that increase, though, has come in response to recent conditions. In 1971, for example, the average gain in land prices was only 2.6 per cent; even last year it was 11 per cent, scarcely more than one-third the 1973 increase. The causes to which la'nd brokers attribute this phenomenal jump are of interest. The leading factor, not surprisingly, is farm commodity price boosts; that makes farming a lot more attractive than it was even a year or two ago. Another significant factor, one which has been steadily evident in recent years, is farm enlargement. A third major influence, according to an Iowa State University nows release, is buying pressure from non-farm investors. Several conclusions can be drawn. One, noted above, is that high farm commodity prices — and, of course, the prospect that world demand will/ continue to be brisk — increase interest in agriculture. The data, alsb further underscore the trend toward larger and larger holdings, many of them farmed by corporations rather than individual families. Dear Abbv Tell Her: A Full Book By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: For the last year, a co-worker in my office has been nagging me to out with her son, Richard. I am 30 and her Richard is 35. I've learned from past experience that whenever a mother is overly anxious to date her son up — beware! I have turned down this woman's offer to be fixed up with her Richard in as many polite ways as I know how, but she refuses to give up. I'm fairly attractive, and I'm not hard up for dates. Maybe I'm foolish. but I don't care much for this coworker, and I doubt if any son of hers could have anything to offer me. How can I get this persistent woman off my back once and for all? IRRITATED IN N.Y. DEAR IRRITATED: Richard's mother is making all the overtures, right? (He's probably as turned off by his mother's eagerness to arrange dates for him as you are my her persistence.) Tell your co-worker that you're permanently booked. Period. DEAR ABBY: I've never seen a problem like mine in your column. I'm almost 26, and I'm still unmarried. I'm worried that I might end up an old maid. Sometimes I wonder if maybe it wouldn't be better to just get married to any guy even it it ends in divorce so I could say I've been married. When a gal says she's 26 and never been married people start to wonder what's wrong with her. Maybe I'm too picky, but I don't believe in shacking up with a guy before marriage. I have lost more guys with that attitude, but I can't help it. Aren't there any decent guys left in Washington Notebook the world? I'm not repulsive and I'm not dumb and I know I have a nice personality. So why can't I get a guy? WORRIED DEAR WORRIED: Every girl can get a guy if she sets her standards low enough. Continue to be picky. It's not true that it's better to be a divorcee than an unclaimed treasure! Ask any divorcee. DEAR ABBY: My fellow workers and I would like to know the proper name for a niece's husband. Some say he should be called a "nephew." I feel he should be called a nephew only to be polite. Webster's dictionary defines nephew as "a son of one's brother or sister," or loosely, as "the son of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law." This backs me up, but my friends still introduce the above mentioned as their nephew. Who is correct? ROAD-RUNNER DEAR ROAD-RUNNER: Strictly or loosely? Take your pick. DEAR ABBY: Is it considered proper to wear jewelry with uniforms? When I worked at a supermarket we all wore uniforms and were told that the only jewelry we could wear was a wrist watch and our wedding ring — if we had one. No earrings, bracelets or pins. We were also told not to wear extreme hairdos and no gum chewing while on duty! I know a waitress who breaks all the above rules. When I mentioned this to her. she said rules were made to be broken. Please print your answer. This dame thinks she knows everything. BLANKETY BLANK DEAR BLANK: Each place of business employing uniformed person- no! sets up its own rules. Unfunctional jewelry is considered inappropriate with uniforms. Same for far out hairdos, and that goes double for gum. Russia Capitalizing? Cromley WASHINGTON (NEA) — Russia's Leonid Brezhnev has Dr. Henry Kissinger over a barrel — almost. The momentum of Soviet military research and the breadth of Soviet intercontinental missile programs are so great Brezhnev is in no mood to make any deal which effectively hampers this Russian drive toward superiority. Or so it would appear from cables reaching the State and Defense Departments in recent days. The United States is well ahead technically as of now — and likely to stay in the lead for the next five to seven years. American negotiators have been attempting to convince the Russians that Moscow's stubborn insistence on pushing ahead militarily with no meaningful restrictions may lead to an arms race the United States would most certainly win. The result, they've been telling Brezhnev, would be as in as in the moon race or in economic growth. In the long stretch, the superiority of our research and development would overwhelm the best the USSR would be able to offer. The Russians, however, have been buoyed by their recent breakthroughs which have come more rapidly than American technical men anticipated and by the effectiveness of their BERRY'S WORLO " |kaSn^V © 1974 by NEA. Inc. 'Who'd have ever thought the ole poker gang would turn into a needlepoint group, eh. guys?" By Ray Crowley newest conventional weapons in the Arab-Israeli war. So they have not been buying this argument. They know, and they know that U.S. analysts know, that Soviet military tecnhological progress now threatens U.S. superiority. They could see for themselves, as American military research men admit in private talks, that the improvement in Soviet conventional' weapons has been astounding — particularly as compared with the lack of effectiveness of Russian weaponry displayed in the Vietnam war. The Soviet Union unquestionably has some very serious military weaknesses at the moment — in computers, electronics and communications. But Soviet negotiators apparently believe they will solve these problems through unclassified commercial arrangements with American companies. The Soviet Union may not, in the end, be able to buy this know-how as easily as the Russians seem to believe. But the evidence today is that what they require will be supplied them, either directly by the United States or indirectly through the Europeans. It also appears abundantly clear to the Russians that the United States is not, and has not for some time, been prepared to spend the extra hundreds of millions in research and development which would guarantee continued American superiority. The Russians know the United States came from behind to win the moon race because we were willing to put $3 to $5 billion a year into this very limited drive. They know the United States spends many billions on research which leads directly and indirectly to industrial and economic advances. They are also aware of the relatively limited size of the American defense research budget and the relatively modest effort in this area over the past four to five years, a time when the Soviet Union has been expanding such research with vigor. The Russians also know that Congress would be most reluctant to finance an arms race with the Soviet U^ion. Daily Times Herald 508 North Court Street Carroll. Iowa Daily Kxcept Sundays and Holidays other than Washing- Inn's Birthday and Veteran's Day. by the Herald Publishing Company. JAMKS W. WILSON. Publisher HOWAKD I). WILSON. Kditor W. L. KKIT2. News Kdilor. JAMKSH. WILSON. Vice-president, General Manager Kntered as second-class matter at the post-office at Carroll. Iowa, under the act of March 2.1897. 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 Hates lly carrier boy delivery per week BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties, where carrier service is not available, per year Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in /ones I and 2 per year : All Other Mail inthe United Slates, per year Published by the Students of Kuemper High School Vol. 21 Carroll, Iowa, Daily Times Herald, Saturday, April 20, 1974 No. 31 $ .60 $20.00 Art to Be Exhibited Downtown Kuemper students are invited to enter the Sidewalk Art Fair to be held next Saturday. April 27. The exhibition is sponsored by the Carroll Chamber of Commerce to provide amateur artists a show-place for their works, and the public a unique downtown art display. Entry blanks can be obtained from Mr. Kollasch, art teacher, or the Chamber of Commerce office. There is no entry fee. Entries are classified in six areas: acrylics, oils, prints, sketches, watercolors, and 3-dimensionals such as sculpture, pottery, ceramics, and macrome. Ribbons will be Connie Wernimont displays her entry in the Sidewalk Art Show for Margaret Boes and Chris Fleskes to see. At right, Jo Irlmeier holds up Julie Jenning's entry. awarded in adult and student divisions in these classifications. There will be a cash award for the work judged Best-In-The-Show. Art works entered in the fair may be offered for sale by the artist, and this is encouraged by the Chamber of Commerce. Demonstrations of technique and practice may be used by the exhibitor to attract attention and increase sales. Several Kuemper students have already indicated they will enter the Art Fair. Mark Windschitl says he is planning on entering several of his original creations. "I appreciate the chance to exhibit my work with some of the better artists, like Steve Garbier." Bonnie Broich is another senior entering the fair. She is very enthusiastic about the Art Fair and feels that "it gives the artists of the area a great opportunity to show their talent and even sell stuff." Letters to the Editors 'Birdie'Review: Free Fare Fervor Dear Editors: In reply to a recent letter to the editors on Freefare: I agree that the ridiculing of the mentally retarded was out of place, but you did know the price of the tickets', and it was your choice to buy one or not. You weren't forced to stay and listen to Freefare. Only common courtesj can tell you that when someone asks you for an ear you should have consideration. One line quoted from the letter was. "We need more action and less lip action." (as far as Christianity is concerned). We must realize being a Christian especially at Kuemper is a hard-job. It doesn't mean going along with the crowd. Before we can demand more action from others, perhaps we should demand a little from outselves. Sara Flanagan We Need Help To the Editors: There comes a time in every senior's life when he must graduate. Maturity, it seems, is no requirement, as everyone is kicked out of the nest eventually. Therefore, survival belongs to the fittest. But in order to survive in society, man. by nature, not a solitude-seeking creature, must interact socially with others. In other words, he must get along with people and work together to accomplish a common end. So, it is obvious that in order to prepare for the great big cruel world out there — seniors should practice the art of social interaction. One ofthe more constructive ways is to work together; namely, on Project '74. Of course everyone is concerned about themselves the world is ego-centric and the idea of "me" is quite normal. However, we must adopt a more positive attitude towards working together. People are too important to ignore - yet no one realizes the consequences of ignoring people. Think in greedy, selfish terms if you will - no one is going to help you if you don't help them. So, if you want something you'd better be willing to help the cause. The cause now is Project '74. The senior class can work together in spite of the fact that people are even too busy to watch 13 horror movies. I've never known there was anything worthwhile to do in Carroll - but Greg Kennebeck can't wave a magic wand and produce $2.000. He can't do anything alone and neither can anyone else. I'm not begging your support. You won't be doing anyone an unselfish favor in the name of Christian brotherhood - you're surviving. I mean - whatever's fair, right? .i-Roxanne Green Work Pays Off by Sara Flanagan Despite the confusion and disorganization of play rehearsals for "Bye. Bye, Birdie," the first performance was an amazing success. While attending several rehearsals, the attitudes of performers picked up the last week. It still never ceases to amaze me how a play can be a success with three directors, several crew heads, and a general air of disorganization. The brilliance of the actors and actresses was better than could have been expected by the typical high school group. Take Musical Tour Through Kuemper Two ingenius reporters wrote the following feature in retaliation of one printed in the March edition of Charger II. That article focused on songs of the 50's. The reporters updated their songs and added the names of singing groups. I walked to school with "Sunshine on my Shoulders", the Byrds singing, and the Carpenters working across the street. My friends, "Clare". "Joleen", "Angle", and "Ben", were in front of school waiting for me. We were chosen to give a tour of Kuemper and came early to get in a practice run. Feeling very uneasy about this tour I was "Hooked on a Feeling" of "Anticipation" and "Superstition." . When we got into school, we heard the bad news that "Benny and the Jets" and the James Gang got caught "Smoking in the Boys Room". In room 207, Benny, "The Leader of the Pack." scuffed Remember Armando Freitas? Then write to him! His address is: Av. Epitacio Pessoa 2042 Apt. 401 Rio de Janeiro ZC95 Guanabara, Brazil Humor Behind Lines .... $23.00 .... $27.00 Nearing the end of a production gives us time to look back over the many rehearsals and work-outs with a sigh of relief. It also enables us to look over those first disturbing little occurances with a more objective view and realize how funny they really were. Here at Kuemper I found there were plenty of these harrowing little incidents accompanying the completion of "Bye, Bye, Birdie." I would like to share a few with you. I suppose the funniest thing occurred when several girls were in the costume room changing and a few male-type persons ambled in. The screams and shades of crimson were bad enough, but then the guys acted as if no one were there. That didn't do too much for the egos, did it, girls? It seems Mark Montgomery liked to walk around with his hands in his pockets all the time. I wonder if he needed a belt? Scott Thein, in his triumph, always brings out a laugh when he trips across the stage. WALK MUCH, Scott? These are just a few samples of the soft-cell humor seen in "Bye, Bye, Birdie." But there's so much more. Stop in tonight at 8 p.m., put yourself in those hazy, lazy days of the 50's and see "Bye, Bye, Birdie." his "Blue Suede Shoes" on the floor and said, "Hey Jude," we got the "Shaft"! Mr. Galetich was solemnly praying."Why me Lord, What Did I Ever Do?" while Fr, Tiedeman scolded the criminals, telling them they would "Never get to Heaven if you Break my Heart." Going on with the tour, we went up to the biology room. Mr. Koester greeted us and said, "Don't look in the Basement." I have some ;'Spiders and Snakes", Beatles and a "Mockingbird", down there. Sr. Francis Xavier was working in the chemistry room. She appeared puzzled as she said, "I can't figure out why there is 'Smoke on Water' m this glass. It is apparently due to '''Earth, Wind and Fire." She concluded with. "We've Only Just Begun" to experiment. Sr. JoAnn and Sr. Mary Walter were diligently working in the home ec room. They were washing "Rasberries and Baking Bread 1 ' and "Golden Biscuits." One student was even making a "Tapestry". The art room must have recently been painted because now it is in shades of "Deep Purple ", " Moody Blues'', and "Black and White," sprinkled with "Paper Roses." We were shocked to find Sr. Donna, "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress," chasing some kid down the hall. The kid went "Streaking" by with Sister Donna rushing behind yelling, "I got ya, you thought I didn't see ya now didn't ya?" When she finally caught up, she said, "Oh Baby, It's You!" Father Seuntjens was staring up at the sky saying, "Jesus is just Alright with Me," but I'm looking for the "Stairway to Heaven." We concluded our tour on first floor where we saw Charger photographers Mary Jo Baumhover and Jo Heinrichs talking on the telephone. Jo wailed, "Mama don't take my Kodacrome away." Pit orchestra pulled together at the last second. When the music for Act II was started last Tuesday, things looked rather hopeless. On the average, the pit orchestra put in as much practice as the New York Philharmonic the last week. The orchestra didn't exactly save the play, but it did add a touch of completion. Costuming was coordinated to the '50s set. Bobby socks and greased-back hair made you want to jitterbug.in your chair. Despite the pre-opening night disagreements, I found "Bye, Bye. Birdie" totally refreshing. Faults can be found in every play, and though "Birdie" had its share, I predict it will win the hearts of all ages. Last year's "Guys and Dolls" was a success (a well, know fact), but I enjoyed "Birdie"jriuch more. It's your duty to see the play: many long hard hours have been sacrificed in the making of this major high school production. The final production showed the ambition of many people. I compliment all involved. Remeniber Barb Dearduff's portrayal of Adelaide in last year's production of "Guys and Dolls"? Barb has been cast as Adelaide again, in the University of Kansas' production, April 26, 27, and 28. THIEF TOOK EL PASO, Tex. (AP)-For many months, the El Paso Public Library's bookmobiles were losing gasoline while parked overnight. Thieves repeatedly siphoned gas from the vehicles' tanks. Valentin Ontiveros, bookmobile operator, came Up with an idea to halt the activity. He suggest the two vans be parked close together facing opposite directions and the tank openings facing inward. For his suggestion, Ontiveros received a $25 award from the library's board of directors.
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