Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on June 4, 1974 · Page 3
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Tuesday, June 4, 1974 Fulbright Loss While vox populi is not infallible, who would have the temerity to say straight out that the voters of Arkansas were wrong in deciding to send their brisk and personable young Gov. Dale Bumpers to the Senate? He may turn out to be a whiz in Washington. He may even emerge, some observers profess to believe, as a likely contender for the Democratic vice presidential nomination in 1976. None of this softens the fact that in sending Bumpers the Arkansas electorate recalled Sen. J. William Fulbright. All things considered, many question the wisdom of the exchange. The Senate has need of such knowledgeable, thoughtful and politically courageous men as Fulbright has shown himself to be. These qualities have been most notably evident during his years as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He made good use of this position to help shape American Foreign policy. In recent years he had taken the lead, too, in attempting to reassert the Senate's constitutional power of advice and consent. His impact on the conduct of foreign affairs is not matched by that of any other senator. Fulbright's preoccupation with such matters fostered a widespread feeling that he was neglecting home interests. Apparently this was a key factor, though only one of several, in his poor showing at the polls. But whatever the reasons may have been, the outcome is that one of the Senate's most distinguished members has been lost to Arkansas and the nation. High Burials Two or three generations ago the cities' unending clamor for expansion room began forcing them to move upward instead of outward. The result was tall buildings, ultimately some so tall they were called skyscrapers. The trend continues in response to growing demand — and, of course, rising prices — for space in'and around population centers. One curious and in our judgment questionable offshoot of this trend is the high-rise mausoleum. The latest exponent of this concept is an Atlanta. Ga., cemetery organization which plans a six-story mausoleum designed to contain 100,000 tombs. The rationale offered is that such structures could accommodate twice as many bodies as could be buried over the years in the cemetery land. It sounds practical and efficient. It also sounds rather gruesome. The thought of a building full of corpses dominating a neighborhood skyline is. to say the least, unpleasant. The idea of not using high-cost urban land for cemeteries is sound, but multi-story mausoleums do not strike us as an acceptable answer. Other avenues should be explored. Greater use of cremation rather than burial. except where religious scruples forbid it, is one possibility. Another is to locate cemeteries in rural areas where land costs are lower. Monolithic structures housing the dead should be. if anything. a last resort. Clamped Jaws Lately there have been news stories about a couple of young American women who have had their jaws wired shut as a means of going from pleasingly plump to smashingly slim. They may find encouragement in the story of Shirley Turner of Nottingham, England, who started the fad six months ago. The latest chapter in this saga of enforced weight loss might be entitled, "Release!" After losing 101 of her 247 pounds, Mrs. Turner has had her jaws undamped. Candor requires mentioning that there was a little rough with the smooth. It was the pain of an infection that sent Mrs. Turner to the hospital, and after examination her doctor said, "I think you've had enough." "Enough" came before Mrs. Turner's goal of 136 pounds had quite been achieved — her bikini target, she called it. On the whole, though, the outcome was clearly a triumph. We wouldn't recommend it for everyone, considering the exercise of will power a preferable method. But as the saying goes, nothing succeeds like success, and a 101-pound weight loss is a lot of success. Tough Takeoff •'• •• "'-^$'."{.••$•«'•. " •'VV.'ig.-iK'V' 1 ', : .t. •• .;••"?; .>*';>••• .•tJ* i .t'&.4. —'•'.*/. ••.I*')**.. Barbs Viewpoint Advice No More Punishment Needed By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 18 years, and I always thought we had a great marriage. Having once been his secretary. I sometimes fill in at his office when one of the girls is on vacation. Last week while I was working there, a man phoned, and in a very gruff and angry tone, he asked to speak to my husband. Since my husband happened to be standing right beside my desk at the time. I handed him the telephone. Then I heard this booming voice say: "My wife just told me everthing. and even though 1 have a loaded gun. you're not worth going to prison for and neither is she. but if I ever catch you near her again, don't say I didn't warn you'." Then he hung up. Homem aking Abby. I nearly fell apart. I went home immediately, and my husband followed me. We had a long talk, and he told me who she was. (She and her husband belong to our club, and she certainly doesn't look the part.) My husband said he'd seen her only a few times, she meant nothing to him. and he'd never see her again. I forgave him. and believe him when he says he'll never see her again, but I'm bound to run into her at the club, and I'm not sure I can handle it. I want her to know that I know. Should I tell her? SHOOK DEAR SHOOK: No. Keep your cool, and resist the temptation to tell her that you know. (Your husband will tell her. i No need to punish her further. Her Sewer Worries Bv Follv C'ramer POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — I know that glassfiber should not be put in the washing machine because other fabrics may pick up glass particles, even in later loads, and cause itching, etc. Does the same thing apply to sewing glass fiber fabric on a sewing machine? I want to make valances to match my draperies but do not want to ruin my sewing machine for other sewing. I do hope someone has some expert advice for me on this question. — MRS. H.P. DEAR POLLY — My Pet Peeve is with the heavily sprayed or waxes foods we are often forced to buy. Recently my husband bought a greerj pepper that was so heavily waxed it felt oily to the touch. I tried to scrape away this coating then decided the healthy answer was the discard it completely. -V.S. DEAR POLLY — Mrs. R.L. wanted to know how to remove sticky transparant tape from the side of her car. When I had the same problem I used more transparent tape on the areas, pressed it sticky side down, of course, and then pulled it up again. Sometimes the old goo comes off quite easily this way but patience and persistence will eventually make it work. —MRS. A.A.P. DEAR POLLY — My Pointer is for small children who like to paint. Put the paint in a clean dishwashing liquid squeeze bottle. If it gets knocked over there is no mess and they are easy to clean after the painting session. The small size bottles work best for the kids and they have a ball especially when finger painting.—CATHY. DEAR READERS — I found that one tiny corner of the tape has to be left as a tab to pull with and then the top tape usually pulls the lower one away with it.-POLLY. A watched pot encourages one to reduce. There's nothing wrong with the nation's morality that a little honesty wouldn't cure. Daily Times Herald 508 North Court Street Carroll, Iowa Daily Except Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday and Veteran's Day, by the Herald Publishing Company. JAMES W.WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor W. L. REITZ, News Editor JAMES B.WILSON, Vice President, General Manager Entered as second-class matter at the post-office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1897. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP dispatches. Off icial Paper of County and City Subscription Rates By carrier boy delivery per week .......... $ .60 BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties, where carrier service is not available, per year ................ $20.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2 per year All Other Mail in the United States, per year ........... ............. $27-00 BERRY'S WORLD © 1974 by NEA, Inc. "Remember, little one, money cannot buy happiness — oil can!" Scooping Jackson Hiossal husband has probably already taken care of that. DEAR ABBY: We have a dentist in our town who is so money hungry it's unbelievable. It's a pity the new generation will never know the kind of dentists we knew when we were growing up. They always had time to listen, and they cared. This dentist sees anywhere from 50 to 60 patients daily. Besides a secretary who answers his telephone, he has three people working for him whom he calls "technicians" although none of them has ever had any formal training for the job. They take X-rays, impressions, and even clean and scale teeth. One pulled a suture out of my mouth on the doctor's day off! Isn't there a law to protect the public against unqualified people doing dental work? Where should I write to complain? CONCERNED DEAR CONCERNED: There ARE laws, and they are well-defined. Write to your county or state Dental Association. But before you make any accusations, be sure of your facts. DEAR ABBY: Can you think of a nice, simple way for me to ask my parents if I can have a guy spend the night with me? I'm a 21-year-old liberated woman who lives at home. This guy I'm dating lives about an hour's drive from my house, but he works only ten minutes from here. On Friday nights he works until 10 p.m.. and he has to be at work at 9 a.m. on Saturday, so you can see how much more convenient it would be for him if he slep't over. My folks are on the old-fashioned side. Got any ideas? LIBERATED DEAR LIB: If you have an extra room for an overnight guest, ask your folks if the fellow can use it. If you're considering inviting the guy to share your bed. forget it. Sen. Henry M. Jackson is a much more confident road performer today than in his first venture as a presidential contender in 1972. He handles himself well, and drums out his speech lines with punch. There is really no doubt he is running, though he won't say more now than that some time this year he'll set up an "exploratory committee" and then decide in 1975. He's already been in 12 states on more than 30 candidate-like forays, and 1974 still isn't half over. He'll be plunging into Delaware and New Jersey and other spots before July. In a quick dash out here to populous Westmoreland county southeast of Pittsburgh, Jackson drew a warm if not spectacular response from some 1,600 faithful Democrats at a $25 a plate fund-raiser. As he threaded his way through issues he knows fully, like energy and defense, his voice had a commanding ring it never possessed in 1972. The county, though not strongly laced with ethnic groups and showing only a two per cent black population, is 2 to 1 Democratic in registration and more than 40 per cent blue-collar. In 1968, with Gov. George Wallace biting off 10 per cent of the presidential vote. Nominee Hubert Humphrey comfortably buried Richard Nixon. But in 1972, the President swamped Democrat George McGovern by a percentage margin of 58 to 42. When I first saw Jackson on a road trip in West Virginia in mid-1971, he seemed a hesitant, unskilled campaigner, for all his long Senate seasoning. At a press conference he was almost amateurish. This time he met newsmen at Latrobe Country Club with a veteran's ease. Part of the difference, obviously, is that he feels more "central" to the struggle on an issue basis. His credentials as a strong-defense arp taken for granted. But his established pro-Israel stance is more useful to him in the present Middle East confusion, and his leadership role in oil hearings and promotion of energy legislation thrusts him into the thick of things close to the voters' minds. As a senator who might have to vote on impeachment articles against Mr. Nixon, Jackson won't comment on subjects like presidential resignation (remote anyway as a prospect). He just talks leadership, and the need for drawing the country together on a sounder footing. The rhetoric is steady but short of eloquence: "We can disagree without being disagreeable. I think that should be our motto... "Some people want to make America great again. I want to make it good again. Our greatness will be in our goodness." It's common for analysts to say that Jackson these days is largely working the "money constituencies," especially the labor folks and the big Jewish contributors in California and on the East Coast. There's some substance to that, though he hasn't hit the Beverly Hills McCarthy-McGovern style backers as often as reported. But no one knows better than Jackson that there's a long, tough road ahead. The impeachment business, the whole unknown story of 1975, the elections of'1974, and some 25 primaries in 1976 all lie in his path. Notwithstanding a long liberal record on many issues, Jackson knows he's perceived as "conservative" by many Democrats, that he has a stout array of party adversaries, that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy could be a devastating opponent in head-on primary clashes. Nevertheless, Henry Jackson is truly committed to the battle and plainly thinks he can do a great deal better with the voters in 1976 than in 1972. Almost every move he makes on the circuit bespeaks that assurance. Health Exceptions to Rule By Lawrence E. Lamb, 1V1.D DEAR DR. LAMB — I've heard a lot of doctors say that it is wrong to be fat and to get rid of it. but some of them are pretty chubby. I've heard doctors say to give up smoking and drinking as they are bad for you and shorten your life span. Yet. I read about some man who has smoked a cigar every day of his life, and he lived to be well over 100 years of age. I've read about women who drank a big glass of beer every day of their lives, and yet they lived to over 100 years of age. How do you account for all of this? DEAR READER - First about doctors. Their role is to provide the best available information and advice to their patients, whether or not they are able to follow it themselves. Some doctors are definitely too fat. You are kind to say pretty chubby, but the truth, is they are just too fat. Many other doctors are able to control their body weight and do so conscientiously. Doctors are human, and it's hard for those who have trouble controlling their weight to do so just as it is for other people. This doesn't alter the good advice they give their patients to avoid obesity. Just because they have trouble following this good advice is no reason that they shouldn't make this useful information available to their patients. Regarding smoking, many doctors who used to smoke have quit because of the medical problems they've seen from cigarette smoking. The popular saying is that there must be some reason why 100,000 doctors have quit smoking. There is. And the number, incidentally, is much greater than 100,000. Some people live very long life spans though they ignore very good health advice. You heard about them because they are the exception. Nobody writes about the person who smoked two or three packs of cigarettes a day and died of a heart attack in his early 40s. That's not news. A cigar is not nearly as harmful as smoking cigarettes except in the former cigarette smoker. Often when he' smokes cigars he will inhale them and may be worse off than he was to begin with. Most normal cigar smokers, though, do not inhale smoke, and this makes a major difference. A glass of beer a day isn't a great deal of alcohol. I don't recommend it, but it isn't going to have a major impact on one's longevity and health, provided there are no medical problems such as ulcers or liver disease. The best studies of groups who have had long life spans show they do things usually recommended. The life style of the Abkasians in the Caucasus of Russia is relatively simple. Most of them do not smoke at all. If they drink any alcoholic beverages it is a local red wine which is very low in alcoholic content. They remain physically active. Individuals between 90 and 100 years of age work in the fields regularly. This applies to both men and women. 'They are particularly careful to avoid obesity. Their attitude is that if a person begins to show any weight gain he must be sick. By not smoking cigarettes, but not using alcohol, by following a diet which is relatively low in fat and prevents obesity, plus remaining physically active, these individuals live the long life spans that have been observed. A Will-o-the Wisp? One major U.S. oil company has drilled 27 successive offshore holes in the continental shelf adjoining the Atlantic coast without finding a drop of new oil. The cost for each such undertaking runs between $2 million and'$3 million. This string of failures is not only an obvious discouragement to the exploring firm, but srongly underscores experts' concern that estimates of offshore oil reserves around America's coasts and possibly in some shelf areas elsewhere in the world may have been substantially overstated. When I first undertook to survey estimated reserves, as well as proven supplies (oil known from test bores to be in place), veteran analysts placed U.S. offshore crude oil reserves at from 190 billion to 200 billion barrels. Recently that figure has been revised downward dramatically. A report of the U.S. Geological Survey puts a new top guess on possible offshore reserves at 150 billion barrels, but suggests darkly they may in fact be no more than 80 billion. The dry-hole results reported at the outset of this report make these new estimates seem painfully realistic. Estimates are, of course, based on a variety of factors, including proximity of proven fields, continental or under-ocean rock surface confiuration conforming to known deposit areas, character of the rock, etc. Even if the offshore estimates are presently to be accepted as plausible in their revised state, 80 billion barrels is a lot of oil. But it should never be forgotten that the cost of extracting such oil, should it be discovered, is very high — and the whole offshore process slow. It must go forward, nevertheless, because our need is so great. And naturally it will. Government officials at national and state levels are issuing permits at a considerable pace. This is so, notwithstanding the steady efforts of environmentalists to either slow or halt offshore explorations.

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