Daily Times Herald KD1TOH1ALS Friday, May 24, 1974 Dessert Junket is ;i dessert. Junket also is something else, defined variously ;is "an excursion for pleasure" imd "an excursion paid for out of public funds." It would be grossly unfair to •• suggest that all. or even most, overseas trips by members of Congress during congressional recesses are junkets. Some are. though. ; We apply the onerous word in particular to jaunts made by lawmakers who will leave office in a few months and thus cannot be expected to derive much good for the public from their travels. It is happening again in the current recess. Congress should be ashamed to let this practice, however t ime-honored .continue. All Losers the grisly episode at the Maalot school in Israel near the Lebanese border was not the first time the Arab terrorists had shown themselves callous to all humane considerations. This bloody "day of horror" which took the lives of so many innocents was only the latest — perhaps the most dreadful, because children were pawns in the game — of many assaults on Israeli targets. History does not leave it at that. The action in which so many children died was not an isolated event. Having condemned the mindless savagery of those terrorists, one is forced back to the tragic fact that this was one more link in a chain of seemingly endless '.retaliation. The Israelis obligingly underscored this the very next day by launching air raids which took many lives in Lebanon. It was an action in accordance with Prime Minister Golda Meir's horribly graphic promise that Israel would "do all within its power to chop off the hand of those who would kill children and grownups in cities, towns and villages." Many, committed in one way or another, take sides in this conflict. They see that Israeli children have been slaughtered, and on that basis justify air strikes on Arab villages. Or they decry the slaughter of Arab villagers and cry vengeance, thinking to justify future Arab guerrilla attacks in Israel. Off, Running In his successful bid for nomination to seek a third term. Gov. George C. ,-'Wallace of Alabama made a strong point of saying he intended to be '"governor of all the people." This was indicative of his effort to broaden his political base, an effort also illustrated by a direct appeal to black voters. 'There is little doubt that in this Wallace has something more in mind than another term as governor of his home state. Though he does not yet publicly acknowledge it. he appears bent on another crack at the presidency. Were he to undertake this race, a broadened base of support would be even more important to him nationally than it is in Alabama. While remaining cagey about his plans beyond next fall. Wallace did hint at continued presidential ambitions. "If you are going to be involved nationally." he told reporters. "it doesn't hurt to be elected governor." A third term for Wallace seems likely; he is heavily favored to defeat the Republican candidate, former state Sen. Elvin McCary. And once past that obstacle he appears almost certain to use the state capitol again as his springboard for another presidential try. His moves to widen his political appeal coupled with events favorable to his candidacy, will tmake him a formidable factor in the 1976 race. Man'sArrival "He Doesn't Seem to Be the Heavyweight He Once Was!" Viewpoint Still Don't Know liv Itiossitl Advice •••••••••—•—•I Opinions Vary on Size of Bra By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: When Dad asked his 17-year-old daughter what size bra she wore, she told him it was none of his business. Her mother agreed with her. and you sided with both of them. Dad worked for 17 years to provide the food that went into the tissue which created his daughter's breasts, but it's none of his business what size they are. CRAZY: I deem it impudent for the daughter and her mother to even question Dad's right to this information. As long as he's supporting her. every part of her development is. his business. o • Boys get too big for their britches. and girls get too big for their brassieres when they can get away with telling Dad that something is none of his business. I'll bet you will hear from plenty of 'readers on this. FRANK IN OREGON DEAR FRANK: You bet right. And the mail is running 20 to one against me! Let's set the record straight. Frank. When Dad asked his budding daughter what size bra she wore, nobody told Dad it was "none of his business." Daughter became embarrassed and declined to answer. Mother sided with Daughter saying she didn ; t think it was anything./,D.ad had to.know,.:.and.I took the distaff side. Read on for a letter from a like- minded nhvsician who said it better than I: . Homemoking Flower Problem By Polly t'ramer POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — I have several healthy looking Impatiens house plants that are loaded with buds but only the pink ones open to full blooms. The orange and fuchsia ones form buds and fall off after a few days without ever opening. I hope someone can tell me why this happens. Many thanks. — MRS.C.F. DEAR POLLY — My Pet Peeve is with hosiery manufacturers for not making stockings and panty hose with solid heels. As we grow older we often have problems with dry rough heels thus causing pulls and runs in stockings. Solid heels would help to get stockings on the same way every time and we would have some choice in choosing panty hose or stockings to fit our individual needs. — JULIE. DEAR POLLY — Like Mrs. E.W. I. too, had rings and a cloudy surface on a table where a plant had been. I smeared petroleum jelly generously over the surface and left it all day. By evening I wiped it off with a paper towel and then polished it. Not a trace of white, or moldy smell remained. — JOYCE. DEAR POLLY — Mrs. E.W. could moisten a wad of paper toweling with camphorated oil and rub on the white spots on her varnished table. Moisten twice. A bit later rub this off and the top will look shiny and new. — IN A. DEAR POLLY - and Mrs. E.W. - I. too, had a flower on a table and the water in the saucer ran over and left a white spot. I rubbed mayonnaise into the area allowing it to stand. Before it is completely dry wipe away the excess. White rings and cloudiness are gone. — FLORENCE. DEAR GIRLS — Sometimes when a table top is waxed the rings do not penetrate. All that needs to be done is to remove the wax and then rewax. — POLLY. DEAR ABBY: May I say that the father who felt he had a "right" to know his teen-aged daughter's bra size was out line? My daughters are 18 and 20. and I have no idea what size bras they wear, and I couldn't care less. I think that father should have been more concerned with his daughter's feelings that the size of her bra. OLD-FASHIONED FATHER DEAR ABBY: This is in response to the' letter from the \v6man who recom- ;mei)d.s .sending ba^k, "j^nk, mail" so the 'company must : pay the return postage and will remove her name from their mailing list. I hope you don't agree with this . policy. Abby. My husband and I started a small business, producing a high quality item, well worth its price. We can't afford national advertising, so we use direct mail advertising to inform people of our product and give them a chance to examine it before they buy. On the few occasions when people have returned our envelopes stuffed with extra paper. I am more saddened than angry. It shows so much hostility and aggression. If the recipient isn't interested in the product, why not just throw the mail away? I hope you'feel that this is important enough for your column. It means a great deal to the small business people who rely on direct mail for their sales. Thank you. STRUGGLING DEAR STRUGGLING: And thanks for giving me the opportunity to open a few million eyes. CONFIDENTIAL TO "LEFT OUT": Don't pressure him to meet his family. Even though he is separated from his wife, he is still married. Obviously, he doesn't want his family to meet YOU. In all the endless hurly burly over Watergate, one crucial element has. astonishingly, been lost sight of. Final crucial responsibility for the June, 1972 bugging and burglary of the Democrats' Watergate headquarters never has been Fixed. And it now seerns evident that even President Nixon and some of his former key aides do not know. Along the way. the President, his onetime counsel John Dean and others had some quite specific ideas about how the critical guidance for the break-in might have been given. But they were never altogether certain, and seemed either unwilling or unable — or both — to pin down the blame. We must remember that for our own guidance we have only the edited, transcribed versions of conversations on Watergate which the President held with Dean and others over a period of many months, starting in this instance from Sept. 15. 1972. Obviously, there were earlier conversations but analysts and the public have no access to them. In summary, from a reading of pertinent passages in the released transcripts, it can be said that Mr. Nixon and others came to feel — after much searching discussion — that White House pressures exerted by former aide Charles Colson and or Gordon Strachan (acting clearly in the name of Mr. Nixon's top aide. H.R. Haldeman). may have provided the decisive impetus for the Watergate break-in. Many times the name of Re- election Committee chairman John Mitchell is brought in. but in early conversations it is largely dismissed. Later on, however, there is a judgment that, somewhat weary at battling (so he has always said) bizarre intelligence-gathering plans, he may at long last have bowed to represented White House insistence and said "go ahead." without a clear idea what that would mean. On March 21. 1973. the day the President improperly describes as the first time he had any knowledge of real White House involvement in Watergate and coverup. Dean told him that in February. 1972. Colson telephoned Jeb Magruder. a top executive at the BERRY'S WORLD Certainty is not the touchstone of science. Scientific inquiry leaves open the possibility that new knowledge may alter conclusions. This phenomenon is now seen operating as to the question of how long ago human beings appeared on the North American continent. Until very recently, paleoanthropologists generally thought that man arrived on this land mass — probably bv walking across the then dry land bridge which is now the Bering Straits — some 20,000 years ago. Now, thanks to a highly sophisticated new dating technique devised by Dr. Jeffrey L. Bada of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the probable lime of man's arrival is set at around 30,000 years earlier; some 50,000 years ago, that is. This suggests that human beings may very well have crossed the land bridge during a much earlier Ice Age. There may have been one around 70,000 to 80,000 years ago, we are told. Daily Times Herald WH Nnrlh I'mirt SI reel Cjrr'ill Inwji iiih V.xeepi Similar, ;mil llnlid,i\s nlher lh;tn Washing- n s liirlhiliit .mil VeleiMii s l).i\ In Ihi' Herald lihlislunn I'uiiip.im .I/VMKSW WILSON. Publisher HuWAHIMi WILSON. Kriiliir W I. UK IT/. NfwsKdilur '.M.MK.VH WILSON. Vue Prouit-nl tienenil Manager Knlereil .is M'l-cirnl i U*s matter ill the posl-iiffic't 1 Hi Car nil'. luv,a imilrr Iliearl "I MureliZ IIW7 Member "I U»e A.ssouaieU I're.s.s Thr Assnriiilitl I'res-, is entitled exclusively In the use (or re|>iibliralmii ul .ill I lie liiral news printed in this newspaper .i-\ well as Jill Al 1 ilispalehes ulfin.il Caper nl Ciiunl.t and City SuhseripliiMi Hales • li\ riii i in lim delivers per week % 60 HYMM1. 1'iirriill Cnunl\ :mil All Adjoining I'MUIIIM"* when 1 r.n rn-r sei \ ire is mil avail.ilile per\ear VHiOO iiiilMili: nl r,ii roll .mil AiljniiiiiiK I'niinlies in /MIII"- I ,iml 'I per u'.ir ' • •MHHliev Mail 111 Hie rmtett Sl.ii.es per \e:u © 1974 by NEA, Inc. V "Whatever happened to whistling while you work? re-election committee where intelligence work was centered for certain purposes, and said: "You all either fish or cut bait. This is absurd to have these guys over there and not using them. If you are not going to use them, I may use them." Later in that chat, the President says Colson "may well have been the trigger man where he just called up and said now look here Jeb go out and get that information. And (G. Gordon) Liddy and (E. Howard) Hunt went out and got it at that time." At this juncture in the March 21 talks. Dean disclosed for the first time that Liddy and Hunt both were in Colson's office when the call to Magruder was made. He told Mr. Nixon he was so informed by Colson himself. Liddy, of course, was an intelligence gatherer for the committee and Hunt had a White House cubbyhole office as an operative hired by Colson for the so-called "plumbers" unit. Liddy sometimes is portrayed as feeling unused and, in Nixon aide H.R. Haldeman's words "pushing to get something done" — and as saying on other occasions that he was pressed "without mercy" by Magruder to dredge up far more intelligence about the Democrats than the White House was getting. Here enters the added pressure on Magruder from Haldeman's top helper and tie to the committee, Gordon Strachan. In the discussions, Mr. Nixon and others try to weigh its effect along with Colson's. Haldeman, earlier portrayed as dissatisfied with committee intelligence and urging Strachan to so advise Magruder, sees the possible link to a Watergate bugging decision. On March 27, 1973, he tells the President Strachan's message to Magruder conveyed the idea both Haldeman and Mr. Nixon wanted more information. He adds that Magruder told Mitchell, who said "OK, if they say it, go ahead." and suggests that by this chain of events, with Liddy and Hunt the real operatives, the Watergate bugging and burglary was brought about. Yet none of the top men seems sure who besides Liddy and Hunt knew or approved the specific plan—if anyone did. Health Irregular Periods By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — I am in the menopause stage, and I would like to know how long you go skipping monthly periods. I am 48. I have skipped two months and am going on my third. Will I stop altogether or will this go on for awhile? I also have a slight buzz in my right ear part of the time. Sometimes it lasts for days. The doctor said it was nerves and pressure. He checked my ear for wax. I do have an aggravating daughter who is causing a lot of trouble. She gets me very upset at times. I was wondering if it's because I am in the change. Have you heard this before? I would like to know what causes this buzz in my ear. because it is very annoying. The doctor told me I could take tranquilizers. but I don't want to get in the habit of drugs. I mean tranquilizers. Am I lacking something like a vitamin? DEAR READER — You can never be certain how long the irregularity wilj last. And. you may gradually taper off with an occasional period or even stop suddenly. You should know that you can still get pregnant even after your periods stop completely. Many a middle-aged pregnancy has occurred because the couple thought that the woman was no longer capable of having children. You can still ovulate even though you may not be menstruating. Never make the mistake of assuming that menstruation and ovulation are the same thing. For more information on menopause write to me in care of this newspaper. P.O. Box 1551. Radio City Station. New York. N.Y. 10019. and ask for the booklet on menopause. Send 50 cents to cover costs. The buzzing in your ear can be caused by your increased irritability or heightened awareness. Under different circumstances you might not even notice it. This problem is sometimes caused by wax in the ear. or any inflammation. Your doctor was prudent to eliminate these problems. The buzz can also be caused by different drugs. These include quinine and large doses of aspirin. Buzzing in the ear can also be caused by changes in the circulation in the region of the ear and changes in the ear associated with age. My guess is that your ear buzzing and your daughter problem are both aggravated by your increased tension. It is a time when people should try to make life less stressful. The family can help a woman a lot in these difficult days if they properly appreciate the problem. Women often become easily agitated with problems they would ordinarily take in stride. When Mom stops being her unflappable self, the children often don't understand. And, I'm inclined to think that a less stressful life is better than tranquilizers. Of course, if you are irritable it is the wrong time to use nervous stimulants that have effects exactly opposite to tranquilizers. I refer here to coffee. Anyone who has irritability problems should consider stopping it entirely. A decaffeinated product is often useful in these instances. If you are a coffee drinker, stop it and see if that helps you. Dr. Lamb welcomes questions from his readers, but because of the volume of mail he cannot answer personally. Questions of general interest will be discussed in future columns. Write to Dr. Lamb in care of this newspaper. P.O. Box 1551. Radio City Station. New York. N.Y. 10019. Reader's Letter To The Editor: With the end of another school year. I would like to extend a personal handshake and offer my congratulations to all of the graduating classes and wish them the best of luck. My sincere thanks to the faculty and students of all of the area schools for the support they have given us in our School Liaison Program this past year. I would also like to express my appreciation to the Carroll Times Herald, the Kiwanis and the many civic groups who support this program as well as our progressive thinking Mayor and City Council who have made it all possible. I hope the combined efforts of all will afford those graduating students a better community in which to live. — Les Butler. Police School Liaison Officer Timely Quotes — "Any woman wearing a wild fur coat — that is anything but mink and chinchilla — has on her back at least 156 hours of torture." —Humorist ClevpJand Amory explaining his 20-year long participation in Fund for Animals. Inc.. a group fighting for better treatment of wild animals.
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