Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 29, 1974 · Page 3
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 3

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 29, 1974
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Wednesday, May 29, 1974 Phony Case The Air Force legal office's defense of falsified reports on the secret bombing in Cambodia relies on hollow sophistry! It invites us to conclude that, because military history contains many episodes of trickery and deceit, it was all right for the Air Force to trick and deceive Congress and the public. The legal opinion worked up by the judge .advocate general of the Air Force was presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee last summer and is now made public. In essence it finds nothing wrong in the procedure whereby more than 3.600 bombing raids in Cambodia were disguised as sorties against targets in South Vietnam. The rationale on which this judgment is based is interesting. "Military history," we are told, "abounds in such cover stories, from the Trojan horse to the elaborate deceptions designed to cover the location and timing of the invasion of Europe in World War II." The Air Force legal opinion also cites concealment of World War II development of nuclear weapons as a case in point. All this is nonsense. The deceptions noted were deceptions of the enemy. The Trojan horse was not meant to deceive the folks back in Athens; it was meant to put the Trojans off their guard. Secrecy attending development of nuclear weapons and the Allies' imminent invasion of Europe had the perfectly legitimate purpose of misleading the enemy by depriving him of vital information about Allied strength and intentions. Does anyone suppose that North Vietnamese troops in those Cambodian sanctuaries were left in any doubt that they were under attack — and by U.S. aircraft? Does anyone suppose that enemy leaders in Hanoi were misled? The enemy knew all about those thousands of raids. The only ones left in the dark were Congress and the American public. The Air Force legal argument in defense of this deceit simply does not hold water. Flying Amtrak .Employes of Amtrak, the federally- subsidized national passenger railroad system, spent more than $600,000 on airplane tickets last year despite the fact that they could have traveled free on Amtrak trains. According to an Amtrak spokesman, it is company policy that employes are to take trains on business trips, but sometimes other modes are preferable. For instance, it makes little sense for an Amtrak executive to spend three nights and two days taking a train to the West Coast for a one-day meeting, although this has been done. Also, during the summer and holiday seasons Amtrak trains are full and employes must seek other types of transportation. Anthony Haswell, chairman of the National Association of Railroad Passengers, agrees that due to time constraints and the sketchy nature of service on many of Amtrak's routes there will have to be some flying by Amtrak employes. "But my general observation," he says, "is that if responsible Amtrak management officials rode the trains more often, the public would soon get better service. Amtrak's upper management is really very unaware of the situation on the trains they are responsible for running."' Amtrak had 5,384 employes on Dec. 31 and operates an average of 225 passenger trains daily, serving every major city in the United States except Cleveland, Toledo and Des Moines, either directly or through connections with the few Remaining non-Amtrak railroads. It is expected to receive a federal subsidy of $155 million in the coming fiscal year. Louis' Lunch Hamburgers in mstory Those who lament the destruction of so many fine old American landmarks and their replacement by such things as parking lots, gas stations and hamburger stands can take comfort in this thought: if you wait long enough, almost everything eventually becomes a landmark — even a hamburger stand. As a case in point, Louis' Lunch, a tiny restaurant in New Haven, Conn., that claims to have invented the hamburger in 1900, was scheduled for demolition to make way for a 12-story medical complex. Through a last-minute legal reprieve, the building will be moved to another site where, as an official city landmark, it will continue to serve coming generations of Americans. The Advance Man Viewpoint The Long Summer Hv lirurc KiosNiit Advice Wife Has Other Ideas on Hubby By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: My problem is a very loving husband. That's the trouble. He's TOO loving. For example, this morning he drove the kids to school and came back thinking I'd drop everything and make the bedroom scene with him. He often waits around until all the kids are gone, then he starts getting lovey-dovey when I should be getting my housework done. Will you please tell him that the time for romance is after all the kids are asleep? Also, he always gets ideas after bowling. Bowling wears me out. but for him it's an afrodeeshiak (or however you spell it). I wouldn't mind if I could sleep the next morning, but I have to get up to drive the car pool. Am I wrong to complain? After all. we're not newlyweds. We've been married for 17 years. NO BRIDE DEAR NO BRIDE: The ideal time for romance is when both parties are in the mood and have nothing else to do. but unfortunately that's not always possible. I say, shoot the ducks while they're flying—the housework will keep. And if the situation were reversed I'd advise a husband to do the same. DEAR ABBY: That answer you gave "Mad at My Husband"—the gal whose husband objected to her wearing a dress with a plunging neckline—sounded like something out of the Dark Ages. You said. "Some husbands don't mind if their wives dress sexy, but if yours does—don't !" Abby, you're dead wrong. A woman is entitled to dress any way she chooses, and no one, including her husband, has the right to dictate otherwise. Would your answer have been the same if a'man had written to say that his wife objected to the way HE dressed? BEENTHERE DEAR BEEN: You bet your sweet bippy'. (More than one wife wrote to complain because her husband had started wearing his pants too tight. I advised her. "Tell your husband that if he wants to wear the pants .in the family, he should wear 'em a little looser!") DEAR ABBY: I am a happy-go-lucky. 25-year-old guy who is still shook by something that happened to me last week. I went to a newsstand where they sell magazines and paperback books. I got interested in a magazine and started to read it. I was standing there maybe 30 or 40 minutes, reading, when the lady who works there came up and said. "I think you've been here long enough. Either buy that magazine or put it back and leave." Abby. I was so embarrassed 1 put the magazine back in the rack and left. A couple of people heard her. and I really felt cheap. Aren't those magazines put out for people to look at? I wasn't bothering anyone or making a disturbance. Did that lady have the right to tell me to leave? RED FACE DEAR RED: Yes. but she could have done it quietly and spared you the embarrassment. Leafing through a magazine to decide whether to buy it is one thing — reading it is something else. Magazines that have been read by half a dozen people are fairly shopworn and not easv to sell. CONFIDENTIAL TO M.P.: Look at it this way. Hypertension is the price you pay for being a race horse instead of a cow. In all this ciamor over still-existing gaps in President Nixon's Watergate story, one enormous chasm seems almost unmentioned. Most of the long summer of 1972, when the two national conventions and Sen. George McGovern's troubles dominated the news, the President's relationship to Watergate is lost in the mists. Oh, yes, there has been much fuss about the 18-minute buzz on the June 20, 1972 Watergate tape, covering a conversation he had with former top aide H.R. Haldeman three days after the,break-in at the Democrats' Watergate headquarters. And, currently, Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski is seeking, among dozens of other tapes, two conversations he had that same day, June 20, with former aide Charles Colson — one evidently initiated by the President that night from his Maryland retreat at Camp David. No question it would be highly useful to know what Mr. Nixon talked about with Haldeman and Colson on that Tuesday so close after the Watergate break-in. Jaworski wants tapes of several other Nixon-Colson conversations, but they fall between January and mid-April, 1973. The House Judiciary Committee has developed an intense interest in tape records of conversations among the President, Haldeman and former Attorney General John Mitchell on April 4, 1972. But that is an effort to determine whether Mr. Nixon had PRIOR knowledge of the burglary, since in one of those chats bugging and checking of Democratic headquarters was discussed as part of an administration intelligence-surveillance plan. The committee is weighing an allegation that the President thus may have had forehand knowledge of the proposed break-in. Obviously firm evidence he had such knowledge would count heavily against him in the impeachment proceedings. But it is also of vast importance to know what Mr. Nixon was saying and doing about Watergate — if anything — with his chief aides in that long summer interval from June 20 to Sept. 15, 1972, when we get the first Nixon-edited transcript of a conversation on Watergate between the President and his young counsel. John Dean. In previous reports. I sketched out, Dean's busy summer, as he publicly alleges it. collecting FBI reports, monitoring FBI interviews with White House staff people, acting as courier among various groups he says were covering up the scandal. As near as can be recalled, neither Haldeman nor key aide John Ehrli'chman or any other leading White House figure challenges the basic thrust of this Dean testimony — though some questioned certain elements. What was Dean doing with all this information he was gathering? What was the consemipnrp of his running about? He says he reported regularly to Haldeman and Ehrlichman, presumably with the idea that word was reaching Mr. Nixon. Haldeman and Ehrlichman deny Dean reported to them. But if not to them, then to whom 9 Dean is unchallenged in his assertion that, except for his Sept. 15, 1972 meeting with the President, he almost never saw him until their concentrated 35 contacts began in late February, 1973. A precocious kindergarten graduate could figure out that Richard Nixon must have been talking more to top aides Haldeman and Ehrlichman in that crucial post-Watergate 1972 summer than to anyone else in his official family. NEVER about Watergate? Is it plausible, is it believable that this issue which was causing so much scurrying about, so much internal White House activity that summer, never came before the President's eyes and ears when he was closeted with his chief advisers? What would have been the point of Dean's endless labors, checking, checking, urging Assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen to confine the case to narrow burglary terms, if the young counsel never could tell his superiors? The time is long overdue to dispel the warm mists of that 1972 summer and find out, in equisite detail, what the President, Haldeman, Ehrlichman and possibly even Colson were talking about when they met steadily — as they must surely have done. Daily Times Herald 50H Nurlh I'nurt Slrwl Ciirnill. liivvn .iih Ksirpl Sund:n> iinci nihrr than Washing Hirlhd.u mill VcltTiin s l)ii>. by iht 1 llenild JAMKS W WILSON Publisher IIDWAKIHI WILSON Kdilur W I. UKITX. News Kdilor JAMKS It WILSON Virv President CiiMior;il Manager Knlrrril as M' mailer ,il the post-office at Carmil lima undiTlhi 1 .11-1 »l March 2. IBS? Member uf the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for rcpublicaUnn of all the local news printed m.this newspaper ,is well as all .^P dispatches , olfinal Paper of CountN and City Subscription Hates IU i.irru-r ho\ iU-liver\ per week ItV MAIL I'arroll Count) and All Adjoining OIUMIICS where earner ser\ ice is not ,i\ ailahle. per > car Outside of I'arroll and Adjoining Oiunlies in /ones I am! 2 per U'iir Ml iithcr Mall mine I'mleri Si,lies, per \car $ 60 SHOO (2300 $2700 Health Cell Reproduction Bv Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — I read in an article in a newspaper that every cell in a person's body reproduces itself every seven to eight years. Do you have any way of checking on this? If so, will you please give me any information you have about it? DEAR READER — That is another one of those half-truths that is constantly repeated. The truth is some cells never reproduce at all. Some cells reproduce when they are needed to replace a damaged cell and still others reproduce constantly. A good example of continuous reproduction is the case of the red blood cells. Did you know that your body manufactures about three- million new red blood cells every second? It also destroys red cells at that rate. An average red blood cell only lasts about 120 days. So, normally you always have a lot of fairly young red blood cells in your body, not "tired blood." The lining of the small intestine is completely replaced every three days. The old cells, incidentally, are digested and the protein in these cells used just like the protein in your food. Our body is a great recycling machine far ahead of ' our primitive ideas about recycling in our own environment. Even the iron-containing hemoglobin in those destroyed red blood cells is saved and used again to form new blood cells. The cells of the skin are constantly being shed and replaced. So are the hair fibers. These must be rebuilt with new proteins. The liver is a good example of an organ that can grow new cells if part of it is removed. If a lot of scarring occurs (cirrhosis) it may not be able to do so, but ordinary injury or surgical excision of part of the liver stimulates it to form new liver cells. By contrast, muscles, vessels, tendons and brain cells cannot be replaced at all or at best only poorly. You can increase the size of muscle fibers by training, but you won't increase the number of cells or replace old ones. We are stuck with the number of brain cells we have, and as we get older the number of those in the cortex or thinking portion are fewer in number. Fortunately, we have a lot more than we usually need. But, it can become important as you get older. Brain cells damaged by excess use of alcohol on a long-term basis cannot be replaced. There is much new interesting work, though, that indicates that living brain cells can learn to take over new functions. Thus, if a person loses the cells that control an arm there is the possibility that other cells can be trained to take over these functions. The possibility of training other brain cells for new tasks opens a wide possibility for helping people with problems such as strokes at some time in the future. Many'cells, such as brain cells, can undergo chemical changes, even if the cell is not replaced. That is, the proteins, amino acids and various minerals in the cell may be exchanged for different proteins and minerals during the cell's life. These changes may be related to cell repair or renewal, even if the cells are not actually replaced. So, you have all variations rather than a seven-or-eight-year cyclical replacement. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on ulcers, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Ulcers" booklet. Carroll Wholesale Market The Store That Sets The Low Food Prices Every Day! Prieei Goo 7 t h ro Tu°es., June 4 Save From 1 to 60 C on 90% of Your Grocery Needs Monday Mini Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Prize of Iowa ^W f\j. Butter ib. 79* $2" Big Tex Grapefruit Juice ..46-oz. Shurfine Coffee 2-Lb. Thank You Canned Pudding 4 for Baker's Chocolate Chips i2-o z . Kraft Thousand Island Pourable Dressing i6-oz. Wagner Orange Drink 54-oz. Swans Down Cake Mix R eg . 3 for Reynolds A F + Aluminum Foil inch 4*) Crisco Oil 48-Oz. Gooch's Buttermilk Pancake Mix 2-Lb. Golden Griddel Syrup...... 24-oz. Instant t\f\t Nestea 3-oz. W Soflin Facial $ 1 00 TlSSUe Large, 3 for I Shurfresh Stick Oleo £ • Of) I $169 FREE 10 WINNERS OF 2-I/a GALLONS Shurfresh Ice Cream Just come in and register. No purchase necessary. LAST WEEK WINNERS OF 2 - '/i GALS. OF SHURFRESH ICE CREAM Mary Kratoska, Carroll Bernard Meiners, Coon Rapids B. E. Peterson, Carroll Ray Becker, Wall Lake Grace Stroh, Carroll LaVern Hoffman, Maple River C. J. Mulbauer, Halbur Leo Brincks, Carroll Ed Heinrichs, Maple River Ed Sturm, Breda MILLERS BEER 12 Pak' Storz or Grain Belt BEER $179 12 Pak* I' 3 Land O'Lakes Sliced Cheese 3-Lb. Food King Frozen French Fries 20-01. Rich's Frozen Bread 5 p a k Food King Strawberry Preserves : 2-Lb. Washington Pea rs 29-oz. 2 for 1 O stal 16-0z. 4 for $ i oo I Franco American Spaghetti is-oz. 3 fon, Wheaties i 8 -oz. 65* California f\f\ + Celery Large Stalks each Jl f Sparklers, Smoke Bomb, etc. ..NOW in store Washington Red OO< Delicious Apples ....Lb. 2.^1 Fre$h QOc Tomatoes Lb.O V 12 Pak Pepsi Cola 12-01. cans $]65 CLIP* SAVE COUPON WORTH 34 Skippy PEANUT BUTTER 28-Oz. Good only at Carroll Wholesale thru June 4 1 coupon per family With Coupon I |j5 CUP & SAVE COUPON WORTH 30< Kool Aid Reg. 1 0 for Good only at Carroll Wholesale thru June 4 1 coupon per family with coupon

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