Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 4, 1974 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Saturday, May 4, 1974
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Daily Times Herald Dear Abby EnrrnpiAi c J EDITORIALS Saturday, May 4, 1974 Vandal Our modern vandals are giving the original Vandals a bad name. The tribes who sacked Rome in the fifth century presumably didn't know any better when they destroyed so much of that city's art and literature and monuments. What excuse is there for those whose dismal handiwork is found in every city, in every public park, in every historical place that is not constantly guarded? In New York, the Bronx Society of Arts and Sciences has asked the city's parks department to bar the public from the cottage in which Edgar Allan Poe lived in the 1840s and where he wrote some of his memorable poems. The cottage has been a continual target of vandals, who have not only stolen numerous Poe mementoes but have tried to set the building on fire from time to time. South of the Bronx, in New York's Central Park, it's said that there is not a statue or monument that has not been covered with spray-painted grafitti. The problem is hardly unique to New York. At a high school in Lakewood, Ohio, the other day, the famed Cleveland orchestra was forced to cut short a concert because it was bombarded with slingshot-fired paper clips from the student audience. It was the second time this had happened, and each time it was a case of the ignorant, undisciplined few spoiling something for the many — as it is everywhere vandals strike. Society today is not only being held hostage by the political terrorists who kidnap and bomb and extort. More and more, the great mass of decent, law-abiding citizens, along with the cultural artifacts that are the visible heritage of civilization, are at the mercy of the barbarians among us who deface, destroy, wreck and ruin. Puzzles Housewife Abby DEAR ABBY: Please don't laugh at me, but I am a middle-aged housewife and the high point of my day is when the mail carrier comes. He's a cheerful, pleasant man with a wonderful personality, and seems to go out of his way to do things for me. If I don't have stamps, he sells me some. Or if I haven't quite finished writing a letter, he will stop back latter to pick it up. I've invited him in for coffee and we always seem to have a lot to say to each other. He's married, too. So far it's just an innocent flirtation, you might say. Now I feel things may get out of control, and I may be getting more involved than what's good for me because I find myself looking forward to his daily visits. * Every once in a while he winks at me. How would you interpret a wink, Abby? Exactly what does it mean? And how can I find put if he is just a friendly mailman or if he has something more in mind? I don't want to make a fool of myself. Perhaps your male readers can tell me what a man means when he winks at a lady. LITTLE WHITE HOUSE DEAR LITTLE: Each man will have to interpret his own wink, but if I were you, I wouldn't ask him. (Maybe he has a nervous twitch?) DEAR ABBY: I am engaged to be married to a divorced man who has grown children. We are both over 40. This will be my first marriage. The problem: He still wears his wedding band. I once asked him why. and he said because he has gained so much weight he can't get it off. I know it's true because he let me try to twist it off and I couldn't. Maybe I'm childish, but I don't like By Abigail Van Buren to see that wedding ring on his finger. Would I be out of line to ask him to get rid of it even it he has to have a mechanic file it off? RING PROBLEM DEAR PROBLEM: Ask your fiance to have a jeweler (not a mechanic) remove the ring. You would not be out of line to request it He'd be out of line to refuse. DEAR ABBY: I am only 22, and my folks are pushing 50. so I won't have to worry about this for a few vears vet, but I would like to pass this poem along for those older parents, (it was taped to my mother's bathroom mirror.) Also I want my parents to know that when they get old they can depend on me to be understanding and patient. CARL M. "FOR FRIENDS OF THE AGED Blessed are they who understand my faltering step and palsied hand. Blessed are they who know that my ears today must strain to catch the things they say. Blessed are they who seem to know that my eyes are dim and my wits are slow. Blessed are they who looked away when coffee spilled at the table today. Blessed are they with a cheery smile who stop to chat for a little while. Blessed are they who never say 'You've told that story twice today.' Blessed are they who know the ways to bring back memories of yesterdays. Blessed are they who make it known that I'm loved, respected and not alone. Blessed are they who know I'm at a loss to find the strength to carry the Cross. Blessed are those who ease the days on my journey Home in loving ways." Washington Notebook Challenge Sadat's Westward Tilt Gov. Jimmy Carter of Georgia is right, of course: the Democrats could win the coming battle and lose the war. If they make sensational gains in next fall's congressional elections, as is generally expected, they will then find themselves saddled with responsibility for taking constructive action •on energy, the economy and other problems. And if they don't come through, the Democratic party will suffer public opprobrium in 1976. This is not necessarily a pessimistic appraisal of the Democrats' chances two years hence. It also embodies a challenge. For as Governor Carter said the other day in Chicago, the party will be hurt "unless the Democrats prepare to speak with a more cohesive voice and more effective leadership than we have shown before." This is plainly a call to rally 'round and do the necessary, instead of going off in 40 directions as Democrats have been wont to do the past few years. Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss to be the party's 1974 campaign chairman. From this vantage point he now claims to per- cieve that the party has "a very clear shot to get a two-thirds majority in the House." That would, as he notes, make the House "veto-proof." Whether or not this proves to be over-optimistic, there can be little doubt that with Watergate and the economic sag to talk about the Democrats will make hay in November. Cromley WASHINGTON (NEA) - Ironically, there is considerable worry here in high places in the administration that President Anwar Sadat of Egypt is becoming too pro- American. Top strategists consider this tilt — exemplified by Sadat's decision to seek arms from non-Soviet sources — unsettling and dangerous to peace in the Middle East and to the detente with Moscow. They want Sadat and the other major Arab leaders to keep their ties with the Soviet Union and work to improve them — so as to keep the balance of sorts. This view has strengthened since Russian boss Leonid Brezhnev let Secretary of State Henry Kissinger know in no uncertain terms how very angry he was at the American play for dominance in the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations and at U.S. behind-the- scenes deals being made and proposals discussed to strengthen this country's economic and political position in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and in non-Arab Iran, and the tentative U.S. feelers elsewhere in the area. The Russians apparently see their Middle East gains, in which they have BERRY'S WORLD © 1974 by NEA, Inc. "IT'S A GIRL: I'M A 'LITTLE LEAGUE' FATHER!" By Ray Cromley invested so much effort, going silently- down the drain. Propaganda to the contrary, the Russians have not come out well in the Middle East despite their heavy arms shipments to Arab countries and their public defense of the Arabs at the United other forums. In oil. the Arabs have given Moscow no favors. When the Middle East producers raised the price of petroleum radically to the West, they also forced the Soviet Union to pay- through the nose. They have given the Russians no major oil concessions of late. Though Moscow has gained some military privileges, these are small compared with the bases Brezhnev and his associates apparently had expected. Men here who deal closely but unofficially with the Middle Easterners see signs that a growing number of Arabs with influence want to get the Russians out. They are afraid of Soviet power — next door. They find the Russians crude, overbearing and domineering, seeing things only in their own way. It is American technology and American management these Arabs admire, not Russian. Their ties to Russia, they say privately, has been a marriage of convenience. The USSR would supply weapons when the United States would not. . Moscow would back their cause publicly when Washington was defending Israel. Even as they were accepting massive Russian military assistance they were pressing down even more heavily on Soviet attempts to strengthen Communist and Communist sympathizing parties in their homelands. It is only in Syria and Iraq among the major Middle East countries that the Russians seem to have made steady but uncertain gains. Daily Times Herald 50H Nurth I'nurt Si reel Carroll. Iowa D.-iil\ KM-cpl Sundays and Holidays other than Washing- Inn's Ilirthday .mil Veteran s Day, by the Herald .IAMKS W WILSON. Publisher IIOWAKDII WILSON. Kditur W I. KKITX.. NowsKdilor .IAMKS II WILSON. Vice ('resident General Manager Knlerrd as seruml-rlass mailer at the post-office al Carmil. Inwii. under the act nl March 2. I8U7 Memberofthe Assuciaied Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively (11 Ihe use (or rcpuhlicalinn nl all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP dispatches Oldcial Paper nf C'ounly and City Subscription Hales IU carrier dm delivers per week I SO HVMAIl. I'arroll County and All Adjoining Counties where carrier service is nut available, per year . S200Q Outside uf Carroll ami Adjoining Counties in /ones I and '1 per \ear K300 All I ithcr Mail in (he 1'niled Stales, per \ear $2700 Published by the Students of Kuemper High School Vol. 11 Carroll, Iowa, Daily Times Herald, Saturday, May 4, 1974 No. 33 KHS Prom Plans Are Finalized By Susie Greteman an lce cream cart, a merry-go-round, tables with When walking down junior umbrellas, swings and the or senior hall, one notices an traditional trees with benches unusual amount of buzzing around them. The exact and excitement, not to decorations were decided mention the growing lists of those going to the Junior-Senior Prom. Saturday, May 11, is the date and "Saturday in the Park" is the theme of the annual dance. Although decorations are not definite, there are many tentative plans. The general appearance is to be that of a park on a spring day. Some specific ideas that may be included are a bandstand with a swing that will serve as the throne for King and Queen, a balloon man who will give away helium filled balloons, upon last Monday by the Junior Prom Committee. Music will be provided by 20th Century Ltd. from Iowa City. The juniors have had several projects to finance the Letter to the Editors In recent articles, it seems a few people have been offended and have taken up their offenses with me. I would like to remind those people of freedom of the press. I express my ideas and do not force them on anyone. I see things and that's the wa.v It 'is. If you strongly disagree with what I see, you are also free to write a letter to the editor and express your ideas. I refuse to be cond<. ined for something I see as right. • I do apologize if I haven't given credit where more credit is due. —Sara Flanagan The Charger editors would like to take this space to thank Mr. Jim Wilson arid the Carroll Dajly Times Herald for Allowing us to do the paste-up now for our.own four column paper. Doing our own paste-up allows us to rearrange layouts if copy runs shorter than planned, use !.h-.3 popular technique of whitespace, and acquire experience in this phase of journalism. Most importantly, we feel this privilege expands our sense of editorship. JUNIOR CLASS officers discuss their decoration plans for the Junior-Senior Prom to be held next Saturday. band and decorations. The 50's dance and student-faculty basketball game were the first projects followed by the movie, "The Fall of the House of Usher." More recently, bake sales at Dedham and Mt. Carmel, and the raking of lawns were held. Some future projects include car washes at Vail and St. Lawrence and a bake sale at Holy Spirit. The junior officers and moderators have been working to help make this year's Prom a success and offered these comments. President Pat Hall feels the last week will be the hardest and "We'll need a lot of people to help." "We've been getting a lot of help and I hope everyone will continue helping so everyone enjoys this year's Prom," stated Lisa Pletchette. She also added, "The guys should get busy and ask someone." Mr. Hornick's remark was short but sincere, "Help!" Question of the Week By Jeanne Harman and Sara Flanagan The purpose of a Student Council is to represent the students of the school and to work to attain some of the rights they believe should be theirs. Now, more are recognizing these rights, and hopefully, more are willing to strive for them. Student Council elections are coming up soon at Kuemper. We hope that everyone will give thought to the the importance of these elections and therefore ask the question, "What kind of leadership and platform would you like to see in Student'Council next year?" A loyal freshman, Dave Dailey replied, "I wish Dan Badding would flunk so he could be back again next year. He's better than any other president we've had." Dan Badding himself thought there should be no parliamentary procedure. "We got a lot done this year and not because I was president, but because of the procedure." Publications Banquet Planned for May 15 In disagreement with Dan, Bonnie Broich stated, "Definitely parliamentary procedure, it's the only way we can get anything done. We have to compromise." However, Diane Dailey supported Dan's ideas. "I don't think parliamentary procedure will work even though it's been suggested by certain members of the faculty," she replied. Steve, Grethen's thoughts caused a bit of static in the halls of Kuemper. Steve saidi "Well, first of all Mr. Galetich should be out of Student Council, the kids are scared to say much." Shortly after talking to Steve, Mr. Galetich came up and attacked Steve's reply. "I try not to interfere with things. When there's something to do I try and help out." Dan Badding agreed with him. Another one of our well-informed freshmen, Sue Lehrkamp asked us what a platform was. We decided to find some new horizons. Sophomore hall found Jim Waters ready and waiting. "First and foremost the re'-establishment of parliamentary procedure. Second, redesigning of the demerit system. More usage of communication avenues is needed between parents, students, and faculty, which has been established in the last two years to voice their opinion." Carol Walz retorted, "just act like you never asked me." (another frosh) Then stumbling back to balance she said, "Somebody's needed in Student Council who'll start treating everyone equal. I'm tired of the freshmen getting treated like dirt." Mr. Sexton was concerned "primarily about the growth and development of the school, rather than someone who is concerned about the rights and benefits they are going to receive." Future candidate for the Student Council president, Marty Thelen is against the demerit system and thinks all students should be able to express ideas, not just those in Student Council. Peg Meyer's answer backed this up. "I really don't know as I have ever seen the Student Council run. Which points out that more kids should be involved than just the same ones. " The yearly publications banquet is scheduled to be held on May 15. The Charger and Lance members are all formally invited to attend the dinner and awards ceremony. Many awards will be given to various members of both organizations. The Charger awards will include the traditional letter for an accumulated number of inches, editor awards, outstanding effort as a photographer award, outstanding senior and junior reporters and writers, typist awards, Quill and Scroll membership, and scholarships to attend journalism camp this summer will be announced. The Lance awards include letters for faithful participation and outstanding lay-out, most outstanding member of the staff, pins to the editors and ad editors, and the announcement of next year's editor. When asked what the highlight of the evening would be, Mr. Strohm, moderator of the Charger staff, commented, "The highlight of the evening would probably be the initiation of 16 new Quill and Scroll members. This is important because we plan to activate the Quill and Scroll chapter next year." Sister Barbara Ann, Lance advisor, thought that a banquet was a good way to show members recognition. Sports Briefs Boy Golfers Kuemper's boys' golf team is shooting well again this spring with Steve Garbier, Mike Gute, Jeff Hunter, Mark Pollastrini and Steve Schulz leading the way. Their record is 5-1. Father Cleo Seuntjens feels that boys are fairly strong this year with good performances from some promising freshmen. Girl Golfers Girl golfers are preparing for the tough sectionals ahead. However, the outlook is good according to Mrs. Jeanne Spieler. "If we can put five scores together, we should come out with a respective score," she commented. As of now, the varsity has a record of 2 wins and 3 losses and the B-squad's record is 3 wins and 3 losses. ""Once"the girls get a little more relaxed with their game, they should be shooting higher on any course," commented Mrs. Spieler. Only Escape Can Cure Fever The first victims were hit a few short months ago. The reaction was slow at first, but gained momentum at a continually accelerating pace. And now, Spring Fever has reached epidemic proportions. The first lonely individuals were stricken with an insane desire to run barefoot (some were even more daring) through the melting snow with total disregard for the consequences. The symptoms of Spring Fever are obvious. At any moment during a typical, intellectually simulating class, the stricken one's eyes become high discs as he gazes longingly out the window. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and a_gentle breeze carreses his cheek. He tries to contain himself but barely manages to stay seated. At the end of the class, he is the first one out the door. He heads straight for the great outdoors screaming "I've got to get out of here! I've got to get out of here!" The sweat on his brow soon evaporates. His racing pulse slows to normal. His panting subsides. For he has discovered the only effective means of controlling Spring Fever is to escape from school. APPRECIATION Kuemper High School expresses its sincere appreciation for the $1,000 received from the estate of Mary Sibenaller. STAFF Senior Co-Editors: Janet Kelso, Barb Trecker Junior Co-editors: Roy Dentlinger, Jeanne Harman Reporters: Sara Flanagan, Susie Greteman, Cherie Kasperbauer, Pat Schmitz, Diane Siemann. Typists: Lu Murphy, Barb Snyder, Becky Vicarius Photographers: Mary Jo Baumhover, Jo Heinrichs Cartoonist: Bonnie Broich Exchange Editor: Cherie Kasperbauer Moderator: Mr. Ralph Strohm

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