Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 8, 1974 · Page 3
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 3

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 8, 1974
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Wednesday, May 8, 1 974 Care of Aged H can be fairly stated as a general proposition that our society does not treat aged people with the solicitude and compassion they deserve. One of the most frustrating particulars of this general proposition is that a great many nursing homes for the aged do not measure up to decent standards of care. That is a thing we have been told quite often over the past few years. The message comes again, and authoritatively, from Mrs. Mary Adelaide Mendelson of Cleveland. Having studied such institutions in all parts of the country over the past decade. Mrs. Mendelson concludes that most of them range from "mediocre" to "dreadful." with very few doing more than the bare minimum the law requires. Mrs. Mendelson's testimony on the subject at a closed session of the House Ways and Means Committee has not been released. It ought to be. Meanwhile, the disheartening fruits of her long study can be found in her book entitled "Tender Loving Greed." What emerges from that account is a dismal picture of the aged badly treated and their relatives bilked by unscrupulous and greedy nursing home operators. Short of callously ignoring the matter, there is no way to feel comfortable in a society which does not take affirmative action to prevent such abuses. One cannot read of the inhumane treatment of lonely, sick old people in many nursing homes without feeling outrage. In the wake of hearings at which the present state of affairs was described. Congress should enact corrective legislation with the least possible delay. Like for Real The science of holography may make a thing of the past of such episodes as the hammer by an apparently deranged man on Michelangelo's Pieta. or the more recent attempt by a woman in Tokyo to spray paint on the Mona Lisa, which was on loan from the Louvre. A group of researchers are working toward the day when holographic slides or film strips of valuable art objects or rare cultural artifacts will be in every school or public library. When a holograph is projected using a special projector, the represented object is seen in lifelike three dimensions. One can even "\va\k around H." If it is an art object, the view presented to the viewer is exactly like that of the original in its display case. All of which somehow brings to mind the story of the ax used to behead King Charles I. Sometime in the 18th century, the ax blade was lost and another one substituted. Then along about the 19th century, the handle was broken and a new one was made. Visitors to the Tower of London were still told that they were looking at the ax that beheaded King Charles I. In other words, even if you've seen an utterly realistic, absolutely identical replica of the Pieta. have you really seen the Pieta? Philosophical nonsense aside, holographic projection is infinitely superior to a flat, two-dimensional photograph. Next to the real thing itself, it may be the best — and probably the only — way millions will see and appreciate the great art works of the world, even long after they may- have faded or crumbled. Veteran Aid The Labor Department's shamefully- bad performance at helping Vietnam- era military veterans- get jobs has been spotlighted afresh at hearings before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. The word comes from the horse's mouth, as it were: William H. Kohlberg, assistant secretary of labor for manpower, told the committee that "we were slow, very slow, in carrying out the law." Though Kohlberg maintained that the department is now doing better, that remains in question. Certainly the record over the past year is poor. The committee chairman. Sen. Vance Hartke of Indiana, had something to say about this: "Despite the statutory mandate for prompt placement, figures show that for the last fiscal year only about 16 per cent of the available Vietnam-era veterans were placed in a job in excess of three days and less than two per cent were enrolled in federal training programs." Anything the Senate committee can do to pep up the Labor Department in this regard will be welcome. Balance of Trade Health Chronic Diarrhea Ky Luwrt'nc*' K. Lamb, M.I) DKAK im. LAMB — I would like any advice you could give me. I have had diarrhea for eif>ht years. I have gone through a series of tests off and on the past eight years. All my tests have been normal. Hut. I continue to have diarrhea every day. 1 am 56 years old and have one son. 1 had a hysterectomy when I was .%. Otherwise, i was in good health until I got diarrhea. Would appreciate any advice you could give me. DKAK HKADKR — Anyone who has persistent diarrhea must have a careful examination. There are many causes of this problem, including bacteria and problems such as amocbaisis. When all of your examinations fail to show anything at all. you have to consider that the problem is related to stress. This too can be treated to some extent. Still another possibility is that the person may be one of those rare individuals who has absorption problems. There people often can be helped by changing their diet. Strictly for a testing procedure, here is what I recommend in that case. Kliminate from the diet all cereals except rice and corn and any foods made with any cereals except rice and corn. That means vou will have to prepare your own meals. Lots of prepared foods contain Hour, including some cold cuts, hot rlogs and even commercial ice cream. Also, eliminate all milk and anything made from milk. Kliminate coffee, tea, colas and chocolate. Limit your intake of fruit and fruit juices. This will leave you with primarily just fish, poultry, meats, vegetables, rice and corn For your diet. If your diarrhea disappears on this program, you can suspect that one of the food groups eliminated is related to your diarrhea. The next step then would be to find out which one by adding one group of foods at a time to your diet. I would suggest first adding the cereal group since it is less often the culprit. Then I'd add the fruits and finally the milk group. Anyone who has diarrhea problems should not use coffee, tea, colas or chocolate anyway. By doing this simple program of self-testing you can get enough information to help your doctor pinpoint your problem. If none of this works then he may want to give you some medicine to help slow down the overactivity of your digestive tract on a continual basis. Advice Don't Monkey With Chimps By Abigail Van Buren Tell it Like it Was DEAR ABBV: I hope you won't laugh 'when you read this because I am sincere. I love all animals, but I am especially fascinated by chimpanzees. I go to the zoo and watch them for hours. I would like to own a chimp as a pet. but don't know where to buy one. How much would a young chimp cost? Are they hard to care for? What do they eat? Would I need a heated cage to keep one in Ohio? Any information you can give me on chimps would be greatly appreciated. LOVES CHIMPS DEAR LOVES: According to John Fletcher, head zoologist at the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul. Minn., chimps are presently in very short supply. When available for circuses, zoos or behavior research, a 1 young chimp costs between 8800 and SI.000. Dr. Fletcher informs me that a single chimp would not make a very good house pet. because when a chimp reaches sexual maturity he becomes frustrated, ill-tempered and unpredictable. So the word from here is. don't monkey around with chimps or you'll have nothing but problems. DEAR ABBY: Billy and I have been married a year. I am 20 and Billy is 22. We get along fine. The problem is Billy's mother, who lives near us. Billy gave her a key to our house so she can get in in case of an emergency or so if we go out of town, she can come in and water our plants. We Astrology Thursday, May 9, 1974 Bv Bernice Bede OSD ARIES (March 21-April 19) A decision you'll make todav will not rest easv with you. Down-deep you'll feel you should have given the matter more thought. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Action you will take oh behalf of another, although at the time it looked like the right thing, will later have repercussions. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Be sure all burdens are snared equally in partnership arrangments. or else most of the liabilities will fall on you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You'll be looking for pats on the back for Daily Times Herald 9f I'armll. Inwn D.nlv K.xirpl Sunilii.VN ;inri llnlicims nthiT lhan Washing- Inn > ltir\hila\ anil Vctrran s l>ny. by the Herald J'AMKS w WILSON, limVAHHII WILSON. Keillor W I. IIKITC. Nvws Kdilur ,/AMKSH WILSON. VHT Pri-Mili'iil (irni-ral Mimam-r KMVfVll .»S MTlMWl vV.lKS lUHUV'I itt ItW plKA ll(f\CO M mil lima, under I hi' ai-l nl Man h 'i. 1H»7 »l lh<' I'rrss Thi' Assm-iiili-d I'ri'Xh is 1'iitillvd wlusivHy U> ih* use fur ri-iiUlilicHliim »( .'ill Ihf local news pnn«>d in ihis nrwspuper .is VM'II .is all AT ilispalrht'S have never had an emergency and we don't go out of town that much. Several times after we've gone to bed his mother has walked right into our bedroom without even knocking. She says she got ••lonesome" or she had something to tell us. What she had to tell us could have waited until the next day. I didn't expect our honeymoon to last forever but I can assure you. it has ended because all 1 have on my mind is worrying that his mother will come walking in on us. I have told Hilly to ask his mother Cor our housckey. but he says he doesn't want to hurt her feelings. I don't want to ask her for it because 1 don't want her mad at me. Can you help me. KRAIDY CAT DKAR CAT: Don't be afraid. You are entitled to your privacy, so if Billy refuses to ask his mother for the key. you ask her. Tell her if you leave town you'll give her the key. And if you can't do that, get a bolt and chain for your bedroom door. DKAR ABBY: Magazine rippers is ior is it "are?"i my problem. I operate a beauty salon and keep up- to-date magazines for my patrons. It takes only one or two magazine rippers to ruin the magazines for everyone else. Not only do they tear a small piece out of one page, they rip out entire articles and consequently the whole something you'll be doing for another. They won't be coming, much to your chagrin. . ' ... LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Today you 11 have to be careful that you don't inadvertently offend a sensitive friend through some thoughtless actions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Make it a point if at all possible to repay indebtedness that obligates you to a pal. She'll be bitter if you don't. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Your ability to act on your own will be somehwat restricted today. It looks like one you'll be counting on will drag his feet. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Provided you don't spend in advance of income or earnings, your material outlook appears to have adequate mileage to meet your needs. SAGITTARIOUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21; In your dealings with others you're likely to jump into things, a bit too hastily. Could be an expensive leap. CAPRICORN (I)ec. 22-Jan. 19.1 This is one of those days when, no matter what you do. you'll be able to please one. but not the other. Keep your balance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Today will not be a productive as it could be. You'll emphasize your .least-important interests rather than urgent ones. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Something you want to achieve is apt to slip through your fingers today. You'll not be as pe'rsistant as you should in pursuing it. Your Birthday May 9, 1974 Unusual conditions will develop this year that will prove advantageous to your work or career. Bring your good ideas to the boss' attention. magaxino falls apart! I have put up signs asking people to please leave the maga/.ines whole. Or if there's something they can't live without, all they have to do is buy one at the store, or ask me to save it for them, and'I will. I'm sure many businesses have this problem. 1 just hope the offenders will read this — and maybe you can add something to help us out. 1MSTKKSSK1) IN WASHINGTON DKAR niSTRKSSKD: If you've posted signs you've done all you can do. but as one who has been the Frustrated victim of magazine rippers, may 1 add my plea: PLKASK. either copy the recipe you want or buy another magaxine iif it's still available:. If it isn't, ask the manager In please save it for .vou. 'P.S. You could also clip this and ;,ost it where it will be seen. Good luck, i By Lew Koch An angry and thoughtful reader, Ms. Leah A. Lighter of Lakewood, Colo., has taken me to ask for a recent column criticizing a fourth-grade anthropology textbook which portrayed various cultures, some of which were particularly brutal towards women. "You basic argument," Ms. Lighter writes, "that parents should have a voice in the selection of reading matter is very sound, but I was unnerved at your attack on the one series that could well be the answer to our children's problems of bad reading, apathy towards reading in later life and their placement into 'toy soldier' molds. "I feel I am a liberated woman and I was not upset that in many parts of the world and in many earlier cultures the woman played a secondary role. This a 'fact'. Now if they had put in a modern woman in a situation even hinting at 'doing what she was told' I would have objected strongly. But to eliminate all references to the 'true' rold women played in ancient or primitive cultures is to promote propaganda. I would like to see this sort of 'protection' stopped. "I don't want my children brain- washed — or protected from the truth. Any little boy reading that story who figured he could treat a little girl like that would probably find himself on the ground with a bloody nose. As my little girls have already been taught, they are not secondary. I'm sure they wouldn't take it. My little boy already knows he is not superior to females simply because he was born a male. I am raising them in today's society as equals and I feel the influence and examples they are given at home are more important and lasting than the influence history could have upon them." Although Ms. Lighter is correct in pointing out that children (and adults, for that matter) should not be "protected" from the true facts of history, the point of my argument was that the textbook did not give a fair, balanced portrait of women. 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