Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 27, 1974 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Saturday, April 27, 1974
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Daily Times Herald Dear Abby . EDITORIALS Saturday, April 27, 1974 Who is Richest The ''post-Watergate morality,"combined with old- fashioned political rivalry, has turned at least one electoral contest into something of a circus. One candidate's slogan seem to be, "Any taxes my opponent has paid, I hjivo paid more of." To which said opponent replies, "I may be a rich man, but you're another." This is in Ohio, where Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum, appointed by the governor to serve out the unexpired term of former Sen. William B. Saxbe after Saxbe became attorney general. is battling for the Democratic senatorial nomination in the May primary with John H. Glenn. Met/enbaum. whose name is invariably preceded in the public prints by the words "millionaire Cleveland businessman," is struggling to live down that suddenly embarrassing image under heavy pressure from Glenn, who just as invariably is identified as "the former astronaut." Both men have clashed on the primary trail before, in 1970. Glenn lias never forgotten how he was blitzed that year by Metzenbaum's lavish use of spot television announcements. (Metzenbaum later went down to defeat in November to Republican Sen. Robert Taft. Jr.). This time, the rivals have been trying to prove which of them is the loss wealthy. Both have made more or less complete disclosure of their finances and tax payments, which show that neither one is in any immediate danger of bankruptcy. On a percentage basis, however. Glenn seems to have paid more of his income taxes than Metzenbaum. The latter also suffers from the facts that he paid no federal income tax in one recent year, because of businesses losses, and that a $188.000 tax claim has been brought against him by the Internal Revenue Service. Metzenbaum disputes the claim and has deposited the sum with the IRS pending the out- corn" of the case. Lately, however, the incumbent has taken to attacking his challenger with his own weapons. Defending his affluence before a crowd of poor but honest Ohio State University students the other day. Metzenbaum pointed out that he worked long and hard for his money and that he hascontributed to many worthy causes — including S500 to help pay off Glenn's 1970 campaign debts. But since then, he charged. Glenn has become "an overnight millionaire." yet "nobody seems to rap him for it." In the meantime, the question of which man could best serve the people of Ohio in the U.S. Senate has been all but forgotten. se Orders? If some poor jerk down at the bottom of the chain of political command had been saddled with all the blame for Watergate and the case had then been called closed by the very higher- ups who had employed him, there would have been a great outcry from the American people. Yet there was no such outcry when one lovly first lieutenant was convicted for the My Lai massacre while all those above him were either exonerated or not touched at all. True, there was an intense emotional reaction when Lt. William L. Galley, alone of all those implicated in My Lai, was sentenced to life imprisonment after a court-martial found him guilty of murdering "not less than 22 Vietnamese." This it is not surprising that there were few protests when the Army later cut the sentence to 20 years, or that there are few protests now that Secretary of the Army Hov:ard H. Callaway has further 'reduced it to 10 years, making Galley eligible for early parole. What is surprising is that there has been little reaction to Callaway's finding of "mittigating circumstances" — that is, that Galley may not have been aware that he did not have to obey an illegal order. Who issued the illegal order? My Lai and Watergate cannot be compared, of course. The one happened far away in a dubious war we would just as soon bury in history. Such things, we say, happen in wars. The other, however, happened right here, and it struck at the very roots of our political institutions. It cannot be ignored. But history will judge America in ooth cases. Whatever the fate of Caley, the real judgment in this tragedy s yet to be made. Timely Quotes — "If we are told that in this age of missile and sophisticated aircraft, what does a dozen or half a dozen kilometers mean, experience tells us that it can mean life or death for many Israelis, and security or insecurity for the Israeli existence itself." —Israeli Foregin Minister Abba Eban. Why Religion Not Free By Abigail Van Buren Abby DEAR ABBY: As a newly ordained minister I frequently find myself in the uncomfortable position of having to explain why the church is always asking for money. One o f. m y parishioners told me that some years back you had a letter in your column which posed that very question, and your answer was the best. Can you please try to locate that letter, and print it again?, Gratefully. I ' A PREACHER DEAR PREACHER: I've found it. And here it is: "DEAR ABBY: We are not overly religious people, but we do like to go to church once in a while. It seems to me that every time we turn around in church, we are getting hit for money. I thought religion was free. I realize that churches have to have some money but I think it is getting to be a racket. Just what do churches to with all their money? CURIOUS DEAR CURIOUS: Even priests, ministers, and rabbis must eat. And since they work full time at their tasks, the churches must support them. Staff, professional choir members, and musicians also must be paid Buildings must be maintained. Barbs We've yet to see anything "free" that wasn't covered by the cost of the material purchased. Considering the speed with which it arrives, we're considering stamping all important correspondence "junk" mail. One swallow doesn't make a summer — but it sure makes you feel warmer. Quite often, the bigger the shot the smaller the caliber. heated, lighted and beautified. (And, of course, first they must be built!) Custodial staff must eat and feed their families. Most churches engage in philanthropic work (aid to needy, missions, and education); hence, they have their financial obligations. Even orchids, contrary to folklore, do not live on air. Churches can't live oh air, either. Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you, you've got to help pay for the piping. And the piper!" DEAR ABBY: Before a trip last year I bought my husband a bikini swim suit. He wore it to the beach and you should have seen the heads turn. He has a great physique and looked gorgeous.. My problem is, he won't wear it again. He says men shouldn't wear anything so revealing in public. When I remind him that he wore it on our vacation and attracted a lot of attention, he says: "They were laughing at me. That's why I'm not wearing it again." Abby. we've finally liberated women so they can wear next to nothing and get away with it. Why not men? Maybe if you gave your approval he'd wear that sexy-looking bikini again. BETTY DEAR BETTY: Get off his gorgeous back. Women who reveal too much lose much of their appeal. And that goes double for men. DEAR ABBY: My grandson, a high school senior, and I have been going round and round on this one: I sent his sister, a college student, a birthday card by mail. He said he intended to give her her card when we met to take her out to dinner on her day. My opinion was that he was skirting the outer edges of propriety in handing his sister a birthday card. He said it didn't make any difference and suggested 1 write to Dear Abby for her opinion. GRAMP DEARGRAMP: I'm with your grandson. It doesn't matter if a congratulatory message is delivered by mail, the king's messenger or in person. It's being remembered that counts. Published by the Students of Kuemper High School Vol. 11 Carroll, Iowa, Daily Times Herald, Saturday, April 27, 1974 No. i2 Intramural Speech Contest Starts The opportunity to speak out and say what's on his mind has come to each student with the beginning of the annual Kuemper Intramural Speech Contest. The contest began April 22, with the semi-finalists judged in each division's English room. The contest will close on April 29, with the final competition to Washington Notebook Gets a Failing Grade By Bruce Biossat Biossat WASHINGTON (NEA) — Bad news is really piling up on the education front in the United States. The numbers in our schools are huge, the public expenditures likewise. But somehow the net of it all is grossly- discouraging — especially when set against that part of the American dream which says that education is the key to everything useful and good. It doesn't augur well for us. either at the leadership level or at the more general plane where a well-trained populace is counted on to enrich us with skills and guide us with balanced judgments and choices. Private colleges are dropping away, and with them some of the varied flavor and much of the more intimate .teaching that could mean so much to American students. Pinched by diminished funds from both government and private grants, these schools are bound to keep dying off. The great publicly supported education supermarkets are in command. Some pretty harsh things are being written, too, about the quality of college and university education today. Mediocre is one of the kinder words some critics apply. Thousands of "teachers" seem just a jump or two ahead of their students. Many students evidently are only mildly interested in learning. They see Daily Times Herald SOtl NnrlhCiiurt Street I'arrnll lima l>ail\ Kxccpl Sunriii\!> ami llnltdays ulhcr than Washing- tuns Hirlh(l;i\ ami Veteran s Day. by the Herald I'lihlishiiiK ['miipam JAMKS W WILSON. 1'ubhshrr IIHWAKIUI WILSON. Kditor W I. ItKI'IV.. News Kdilor JAMKS II WILSON. Vice ('resident (leneral Manager Knlercil as secnml class matter at the post-off ire at Car. rnll Inwa under the act nl March 2. IKS" Member nl the Assneiaied I'ri'ss The Assueialed Press is entitled exclusively Hi the use (or repubhcalinii nl all the news printed in this newspaper as well as all Al 1 dispatches i Mlii lal Taper nl Count) and City Suhscnplinii Kali's IU carrier hnv ilcliverx per week IIVMAIL I'arrnll CciuiUy ami All Adjoining Cminlics where earner semre Isnnl available per year Outside u( 1'aimll .mil Adjoining I'niinlies inX.mies I and 2 per \i-iir All other M'"l m the I'mleil St.iles. per \eai f U CUM) {•2700 no privilege in it. though a recent dinner companion told me it would cost him $80.000 to put fair-sized family of kids through college. A record number of American youths, more than eight million, are in the colleges today. But since 1969. the proportion of those 18 through 21 going that route has fallen from around 45 per cent to the range of 36 to 38 per cent. Some bright spots exist. Experts insist levels of attainment are rising, that among Americans 20 to 24 some 85 per cent (far more than in earlier times) have at least completed high school. That's a big advance. Yet the grim stuff keeps seeping out. Truancy in elementary and secondary- schools is staggering in some cities. To the large number of acknowledged dropouts must be added many of these truants, who are pupils in name only. Vance Packard, marshaling evidence for Reader's Digest, recalls a Louis Harris survey which showed nearly a tenth of all Americans had trouble meeting minimum literacy- standards. They could write only poorly, coudn't spell, or fill out job application forms. All those Harris sampled were 16 or older. In 10 years, the average score of U. S. students taking the standard Scholastic Aptitude Test has dropped 35 points — about seven per cent. Federal studies disclose at least seven million U.S. youngsters with severe reading problems. The magazine "The Public Interest," seeking to gauge the effectiveness of many "Great Society" programs, found that in the vast federal aid to education field some money had been well directed and well spent. But it estimated that about a fifth of U.S. children are disadvantaged, for educational purposes, by virtue of inadequate family, neighborhood and community backgrounds. These are not only a direct schooling handicap (in some homes parents' vocabularies are limited to a few hundred words), but pose grave problems of health and diet which affect brain development. The magazine's conclusion is that to be broadly useful such programs must be applied for much longer periods at much greater cost than Americans are spending — for all the seemingly enormous tax load which education lays .upon us. Some foreign nations, big and small, are doing a good deal better than we on education. We're already getting a name for shoddiness and slackness. Unless we find ways to develop people of dedicated, effective schooling, America won't be looked to indefinitely as a place of high leadership and great productivity. begin at 7:30 p.m. in rooms 161,162, 163, and 164. The speech contest is open to all Kuemper students and participation is voluntary. Teachers are not allowed to give aid to the students in preparation for the contest. No definite time limit is set for the speeches, but a guide of three to five minutes is encourage. Each division will advance ten contestants to the finals, and first, second, and third place winners will have their names engraved on a plaque in the main corridor of the building. The students will be judged according to the following criteria; poise and posture, content and organization, enunciation and pronunciation, and the ability to convey an impression. In judging the final competition, twelve judges (three for each division) selected from all communities supporting Kuemper will be asked to evaluate the contestants. These judges will be selected on the basis of their knowledge of communication. All judges should have a college degree and-or work which requires constant contact with people. Topics for each division are as follows: freshman — "My Most Memorable Fictional Character"; sophmore — "Biography"; juniors — "Current Events" (any- contemporary issue); and the senior division topic is unlimited. When asked his opinion of the contest, Mr. Sexton, head of the English Department, replied, "This contest affords an opportunity for all students to be heard, to gain poise, and to receive appropriate recognition for their efforts. Student and teacher response has been good and we are looking forward to the final competition on April 29." If questions arise concerning the contest you may see Mr. Sexton or your respective division co-ordinator. The co-ordinators are: senior division-Sister Kathleen; junior-Miss Gully; sophmore-Mrs. Garbier; and freshman-Sister Betty Ohde. Question of the Week CRAIG JOHN DENTLINGER practices the speech he'll give Monday in the Intramural Speech Contest. Craig's topic is. "Coming Home Too Late." EDITORIAL By Roy Dentlinger The annual big event of the year is once more coming up fast. Prom is only a few weeks away and the students of Kuemper are starting to become involved in its atmosphere. The Junior Class has had various projects which a lot of people turned out for. and thus much money was collected. And, through the cooperation of many students in the school. Prom can materially be a Annual Drake Relays Held The annual Drake Relays took place in Des Moines yesterday and today. There was competition on the university and high school levels. The athletes were chosen according to their best performance of the season, which allows only the best athletes to compete. Track men from Kuemper competing yesterday were Tom Nurse, pole vault; Rick Friedman, high jump; and the medley relay unit. The following are competing today: Randy Diers - the discus; the 440 relay unit and Bob Friedman in the mile. The following make up the relay units: Mark Hermsen, Bill Neumayer. Tony Nockels, Russ Rupiper, Craig Dentlinger and John Heithoff. Last year Bob Friedman finished third in the mile with a time of 4:22.7. He hasn't been able to do much running this year because of a hip injury, which will probably affect his performance. Coach Van Hecke was also disappointed with the fact that the two mile relay unit has competed'for the last three years, but didn't do well enough to quality this year. The Kuemper High School marching band will compete in the Drake relays parade. In the past the band has done very well. The parade was televised this morning and the band played "Baubles, Bangles and Beads." They will also participate in the massed band.. success. But still, the most important role of Prom must be filled-participation. It takes a great deal of work in order to get the scene in the gymnasium. Putting up decorations, cutting things out, designing the set-up, and various other jobs must be cared for. The choosing of the band is another big decision which must be handled. Students must work together to accomplish these tasks. When the big night arrives, a large gathering is hoped to be seen. The manner in which this is conducted, and the way people conduct themselves, will prove whether it is to be a success or not. So let's hope for good weather and a good "Saturday in the Park." by Joan Schreck and Pat Schmitz What is your reaction to the Patricia Hearst kidnapping and the SLA? For the past several weeks the Patricia Hearst kidnapping has been a national subject. Whether she joined the SLA by force or her choice is puzzling. The grand jury is now debating over whether she was a willing participant in the Hibernia Bank robbery. We conducted a survey to find out .student's and faculty member's opinion on this topic. Joan Collison seriously stated, "It doesn't seem like she would go that far to get money from her dad. Mike Hoffman answered, "I think she was mad at her parents because they didn't pay the full ranson. so she just went with them." Rick Friedman is one person who's rather sick of the whole matter. He deviously replied, "I think they should kill her and get it over with. I wouldn't pay no two million dollars to release her." "Id love to be in her situation with all those men," was Gayle Neppl's witty remark Mary Berger said, "I think she's free to go, but just doesn't want to." "It's awful hard to judge whether the girl is a member of the group by choice," commented Mr. Dan Balk. "I don't think they'll achieve anything and are heading towards a disaster." Tim Heinrichs needed no time to ponder over the question. He boldly said, "They hypnotised Patty." Margaret Schultes sympathetically remarked, "It's sure costing her parents alot of money." "I am puzzled by it," was Sister Betty Shakal's reply. "It's hard to know whether she is really in on it. I'd probably have to examine the FBI evidence to give a better answer." Kuemper Orchestra Plays for Legislators' Lunch The Kuemper orchestra played at the Iowa state capitol building in Des Moines last Thursday. The group entertained the legislators during their lunch hour. The following selections were played: "AndulusiaSuite,"by George Handel; "Haydn's Symphony," by Joseph Haydn ; "Adagio and Allegro." by Antonio Vivaldi; "Summer of "42," by Michel Tegrand; "Anema E Coae." by Lito Manlio and Salve d'Esposito; "Once Upon a Dream," by Gordon Jenkins; "Love Theme from "La Strada," by M. Galdieri; "He's My Guy," by Don Raye and Gene De-Paul; "Repeat After Me," by Gordon Jenkins; ''Mexican Overture," by Merle Isaac; "Canadian Sunset," by Eddy Hey wood and Norman Givel: "Blue Danube," by Johann Strauss; "Villanesia," by David Stone; "Bye Bye Birdie," by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse; "Plink, Plank, Plunk," by Leroy Anderson; and "Air in D. Minor." by Purcell. The members of the orchestra are: Michelle Kerwin, Ann Brenny, Susie Greteman, Martha Whaley, Ruth Wendl, Carol Starman, Tom Kelly, Dave Berning, Linda Gradoville, Julie Tigges, Ann Greteman, Linda Lyons, Gail Reicks, Jayne Staley. Maureen Nurse. Jan Willenberg, Denise Snyder. Pat Schumacher. Pat Reibold. Michelle Nees. Michelle Gradoville, Diane Badding, Joan Collison, Sandy Wittry, Sue Adams, Janeen Lally, Joan Nagl, Kathy Schumacher, Kathleen Greteman, Mary Sue Reicks, Ramona Simons, Monica Simons, Ceci Berger, Diane Casey, Jeff Baldus, Sue Diers, Tom Kalkhoff, Faye Stangl, Julie Textor, Maria Pollastrini, Jim Busche, Bob Kelly and Sandy Danner. John Malett is the director of the orchestra. Letter to the Editor To the Editors: I know buy new typewriters all of the Kuemper has better things to same kind? After all, it's only fair that spend money on rather than typewriters, but I do think we need some new ones. Some of the typewriters in the room are electric, while others are manual. Two or three of these never work right and spend time in the all the commercial typing students, personal typing students, and secretarial practice students learn on the same kind of typewriter. It's not too easy on the teacher, either. No teachers are shop, which adds up to a lot of expected to teach a class with money. So why not buy some two types of books nor should any teacher be required to teach typing with different new reliable ones? Better yet, why don't we, the student body, somehow earn money to kind of typewriters. —Junior Typists

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