Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on June 13, 1974 · Page 5
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, June 13, 1974
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Golda Meir's Five Year Premiership 4 Eidan Golda' By MARCUS ELIASON Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) - It may not go down in Israeli history as the golden era, but Golda Meir's five-year premiership already is being termed "Eidan Golda" — the Golda Age. No living Israeli is likely to forget her. Some called her "Grannie"— she is a grandmother, and others less charitably referred to her as "the old lady"—she is 76. A politician likened her to a kindergarten teacher who treated her people as though they were brats. She once taught school in Milwaukee, Wis. Admirers found an enticing parallel in the Bible — Deborah the Prophetess, who "arose, a mother in Israel," and led the Israelites to victory over the invaders of the Promised Land. Times Herald, Carroll, la. c once had a Palestinian Mrs. Meir came to power in Thursday, June 13,1974 5 passport when Britain ruled the heady wake of Israel's this area. If there is a lightning defeat of the Arabs in 1967, but left in controversy over the costly and sobering war last October. Writing of the public protest that led to her resignation, a columnist commented, "Golda Meir deserved better than to go down ignominously to the shouting under her off ice windows." One of her outstanding talents was to cut complex questions to total simplicity. While international debates continued for years over trying to start Israeli-Arab peace talks by procuring a Western or a United Nations guarantee to protect Israel's borders, Mrs. Meir responded by asking simply, "But why is that necessary if true peace exists?" She wanted straightforward peace treaties or nothing and her rigidity may have delayed the peace prospects now in sight via the compromise methods of U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. She was called out of retirement in March 1969, as a compromise premier to replace the late Levi Eshkol. She was ailing and nervous about leading the country, but she was too strong-minded to be a lame duck leader. She began by choking off the arguments in Israel over how much to surrender in return for peace with the Arabs. "The Arabs don't want peace," she would say. "So there is no point in the Jews arguing about it." She refused to deal with Palestinians. To her, "there is no such thing as Palestine. 1 Palestine, where are its leaders? Why don't they step forward and negotiate with us?" The answer was a bitter upsurge of guerrilla activity, culminating in the slaughter of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic games in 1972. Israel's reprisals, approved by Mrs. Meir, were relentless. Her thesis on war and peace was simple: "When we came to the Jordan Valley — in the 1930s — did we want war with the Arabs? Were we sinning a great sin because we didn't want the valley any longer to be covered in marshes and malaria? We bought and paid for the land.... We said to the Arabs, 'Move over a bit, give us some room as well. Can't we live together in peace.' " The strength of her personal convictions resulted in government policies that may last for years. When the United Nations and others demanded that Israel relinquish Arab East Jerusalem, captured in 1967, she made it plain that the Holy City was now a permanent part of Israel. The memory of the Jews as an oppressed people — the pogroms in the Russia of her childhood, the Nazis in World War II — governed her thinking. She had forged a healthy relationship with President Nixon, assuring Israel of arms supplies, and she would later call this one of her greatest achievements. Reliance on the United States has become a mainstay of Israeli policy. Israel's new premier, Yitzhak Rabin, said the relations Mrs. Meir developed with Washington were a key part of his government program. In the Golda years, Israel enjoyed the greatest prosperity in its short history. With foreign investment and immigrants pouring in after the triumph of the 1967 six-day war, business boomed, exports leaped, and Israelis who remembered eating grass during the 1948 siege of Jerusalem started eating steaks. The boom was due to circumstances, not Mrs. Meir, but it came while she was in office. With the prosperity came leisure and comfort, however, and many Israelis became more interested in television and acquiring pedigreed dogs than in the Zionist ideals of building the state. Mrs. Meir and her generation bemoaned the new thirst for materialism. Even with inflation and the economic slump that followed last October's war, the appetite for the good life grew. While Mrs. Meir was engrossed with foreign affairs, the country was faltering domestically. Few Israeli leaders — certainly not Mrs. Meir — were noticing the social ills likely to result from the young nation's industrial boom. No one accused Mrs. Meir of malpractice, but she was widely criticized for having left domestic affairs slide. "She had unconditional faith in her finance minister, and she was hypnotized by the quantitative growth of the economy, so she ignored completely its side-effects," says Yitzhak BenAharon, a former labor union chief who dabbed her "Queen Victoria." and cigarettes. She put it as simply as ever, "I am exhausted. I can no longer carry the burden. I have reached the end of the road." Golda's road goes on, however, and the country is likely to follow it for some time to come. In a 19-page speech to parliament on the plans of his new government, Rabin outlined hardly a new move that had not been charted by Mrs. Meir. Mrs. Meir's public presence is regarded in some quarters as one that provided years of calm and confidence that permitted Israel to build itself beyond the dreams of the early settler. Admirers say her steely determination helped the country survive when the calm ended. Students From 68 Countries Attend the U.N. School Double Duty — -SUft Photo Sometimes a single-passenger model just won't do. Such is the case for the Carlson twins. Brook, left, and Justin. Jodie Hanke, Carroll, a babysitter for the twins, took the pair for a stroll in the sun Tuesday afternoon. The twins arc children of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carlson, of 515 North Clark Street. By Gene Kramer UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. ( AP) — The 1,316 boys and girls of the United Nations International School hail from 68 countries. But wearing blue jeans and sprawled about the carpeted classrooms and corridors, they look like typical American youngsters. The high school students escpecially ''dress atrociously," the school is too permissive and there's too little grammar drill, Mrs. Seniha Halman, a Turkish official in the U.N. Secretariat, told a reporter. But "The saving grace," she added, "is that my daughter, Defne, is in a school where she refers to a Senegalese boy by his name, Abdu, without any reference to the fact that he is black." Many foreign parents are surprised by the casualness of the school but a great many say this is no problem so long as their children are happy. Americans are the largest single national group at the $13.5-million educational plant beside the East River a mile south of U.N. headquarters. They tend to be the pacestters and they and their tuition money are welcome — provided they don't become too numerous. To preserve the international character of the school, there's a ceiling of 50 per cent on the part of the student body from non-U.N. and nondiplomatic families, meaning New Yorkers. With 616 Americans this year, the percentage hit a record 47. In its informality, UNIS, as the place is called, resembles an American high school but in terms of scholarship it's on the superior side. ''It is almost frightening . . . some of our students want to take eight or nine subjects when they would have to take only four or five in another New York private or public school," the assistant director, Maurice Pezet of France, said. "That's 38 to 40 forty-minute period a week, compared to 20 to 25 in a high school," Pezet added. "We have to slow some of them down." Desmond Cole, an Englishman who has been director of UNIS for the past decade, said the youngsters study with high motivation because most -come from families that regard education as a passport to success. A combination, he explained, of students from foreign countries where education is traditionally a privilege, and Americans from "successful, progressive, middle class, ambitious families." Pezet said that to gain greater diversity among the Americans the school hopes to provide more financial aid to talented but needy students from the minority ghettoes of New York. Tuition ranges from $1,825 for kindergarten to $2,500 a year for the 12th and highest grade, slightly less than at the city's top private schools. UNIS distributed $120,000 in scholarships among 190 children the past year, much of it to U.N. children not enjoying educational allowances from their governments. Children of U.N. and diplomatic families are admitted automatically. The school was flooded with more than 2.000 applications for its remaining places the past year. Educational quality and the good rate of college placement were among reasons New York parents gave for sending their children to UNIS. But mostly it was the school's international atmosphere. Spies Families Attend Michigan Commencement CONTEMPORARY CARDS The fun way to say "thinking of you." STONE'S K. of C. Bldg.—Carroll Bowling Point* "The Ho4 Dogs" 9 4 Seasons •"* The Doggies 8 Hardee's 7 .MD'i 7 Wenck Feeds <•* Booxers 3 Unknowns 1 MANNING — Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Spies and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Spies, Tammy, Paula and Kendall flew to Orchard Lake , Mich., this past weekend to attend the graduation exercises for Mark and Stephen Zerwas, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Zerwas. Judy Genzen was honored at a picnic supper on Monday evening for her fifth birthday. Attending were her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. George Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Genzen, Mr. and Mrs. CDA Installs New Members Deb Harmon Cheri Hanson Laura dttermole. .147 .140 LynnPettis 212 LornieTopp 204 Bruce Pettitt 192 MghM. Three Ga Deb Harmon MarilouTopp Laura Cattermole Bruce Pettitt 539 LornieTopp 530 Mark Harmon .. Hat Team SiafleG MD's Doggies 4 Seasons Mfh Team Three Game— 4 Seasons Unknowns I" 5 Wenck Feeds I 629 ,.496 ..616 ..60S ..566 .1684 INVKSTMKXT CORl'OHATION INTEREST OF MANNING — Our Lady of Fatima Court No. 1492 Catholic Daughters of America met at the church hall on June 10 for the reception of new members and regular monthly meeting. Mrs. Ann Gentry and Mrs. Terri King were the new members installed. Mrs. Viola Langel, District Deputy, was in charge of the ritual. New candidates, Mrs. Langel and Marion Irlbeck, regent, were presented corsages in gold and purple, the colors of the Catholic Daughters. Luella Hull reported on the May games and Jeanette Wiskircher on the Plaza parties. Meetings for the summer have been suspended until September. Imelda Langel received the capsule drawing and Marion Irlbeck the door prize. Lunch hostesses were Jeanette Weiskircher chairman, Louise Zubrod, Bertile Thielen, Veronica Kemper, Zita Stein, Toni Hinz and Marie Bauer. The ND Club met at the home of Annie Ewoldt on Tuesday. High at cards for the afternoon was Sally Heithoff, second high, Selma Dalgety. Rose Trecker received traveling. Mrs. Raymond Wycoff of Manning attended the Iowa Music Teachers State Convention at Central College in Pella on June 2-4. Numerous workshops were held involving organ, voice and accompaniment. There was a piano festival and several pi§no master classes held. Dale Vollstedt and family and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Petersen. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Genzen, Mrs. Max Gruhn, Mrs. Dale Vollstedt and Mrs. Larry Genzen went to Minneapolis, Minn., for the weekend to attend the wedding of John . Hinz, son of Mrs. Walter Hinz of Boone and the late Walter Hinz. Mrs. Raymond Wycoff attended the State P.E.G. Convention at Ames on June 5-7. The Pastime Club met on Monday at the Community Center at the Plaza. Winners at cards were Malinda Lerssen, Edna Hiatt and Pauline Lake. Hazel Hansen was a guest. Lunch was served by Olivia Peterson and Anna Eickman. "I think what the United Nations is supposed to stand for is why we send our kids there," said Mrs. Ella Ettinger, the mother of 8-and 11-year-old girls. "The U.N. is the way we thought the world should be and it is the kind of atmosphere we want our children to be in." Pezet said he regards the diverse background of the 115 UNIS teachers from five continents as perhaps even more valuable than "playing volleyball with someone from Pakistan." He said the school hopes to recruit more teachers from the Third World — Africa, Asia and Latin America. In a few weeks social studies classes will act out the American Revolution. Some students will argue that taxation without representation is tyranny while others will denounce the colonists as smugglers and tax chiselers. It's an example of how, as a school sponsored by the United Nations and U.N. member countries, UNIS tries to teach history independently of national traditions and orientations. Mother tongues and other languages are taught whenever 10 or more students sign up. The school presently gives Latin, Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Polish, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish and Urdu. Most UNIS graduates go on to leading universities in the United States and the Commonwealth. A growing number go to Canada because of advantageous financial arrangements there for foreign students. UNIS now offers a super-tough "International Baccalaureate" sequence of courses recognized as entrance qualifications for universities around the world. The teachers describe their students as self-reliant with a few disciplinary problems. Older students may have experimented with smoking pot, Cole said, "but never anything stronger." He said the reason there is no hard drug problem is the favorable ratio of one teacher for every dozen students. It means, the director explained, that there is no alienation — "Every student has adults he can talk to." It took the October fighting to bring to a boil the discontent that had been building even as she triumphed in foreign affairs. And for the first time, the grievances were thrown directly at her. But although she was blamed for Israel's war failures, she rose to what many consider her greatest in "those dark hours when we thought we might lose." An inquiry into the war concluded that she worked "with decisiveness and healthy sense of responsibility." Today she admits "I will never be the same again" after the war. Perhaps this is the reason why the time for retirement had come to the lady with a preference for blue dresses Have a quick bite to eat on Father's Day. 4-H News MOUNT CARMEL — The Mount Carmel Community Boys 4-H Club met June 11, with Donnie Wieland and Orville Ludwig as hosts. Roll call was answered by naming projects. The club tour will be held at 4 p.m. July 10, including a potluck at 7 p.m. Demonstrations were given by Dale Baumhover, "Direction of Plant Growth"; Randy Ludwig, "Know Parts of a Plant"; and Randy Imming, "Plant Leaves Make Starch." MODEL MC11 For a quick meal or a snack you'll want to give a Thermador Microwave Range. The browning element provides that done-to- perfection look. Put it in any convenient spot - indoors or out. Uses household outlets - 120 volts. Cart and dishes available separately. OPEN Wed. & Friday till 9 P.M. Sunday 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. 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