Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on June 18, 1974 · Page 3
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Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 18, 1974
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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS Tuesday, June 18, 1974 Another Loss Nearly 178 years ago, George Washington left office as the first President of the embryonic United States. If at that time the fledgling nation could have been personified, it might have been depicted as a pink-faced lad with the world at his feet. When the nation's first chief executive stepped down from office, he did not spew promises of nirvana in the years ahead. Instead, Washington admonished the 13 disparate states to avoid enormous public debts, entanglement with foreign powers and a mammoth military, to remain essentially an agrarian country in order to feed its masses and preserve natural resources, to guard against an elite cadre of politicians centralizing and seizing power and always to be wary of big business. It is ironic today to recall these ancient blueprints for the national future. Almost from the moment Washington turned over the presidency to his successor, John Adams, America began to follow an opposite course. Disregard for Washington's warnings on the economy and the environment is particularly relevant today. One has only to look at our capricious environmental protection laws. And conservationists, who a few years ago had such a good thing going, today are prime targets for brickbats of corporations, bureaucrats, Wall Street's ''Monday morning quarterbacks" and even the fellow who pumps gas at the neighborhood station, reasoning being that if these alarmists had not shot their mouths off, we'd still be burning away 34 cents a gallon hi-test. Undaunted conservationists are nevertheless stepping forward again, but this time as sitting duck's and not messiahs. Five conservation groups and three states filed suits against the Reserve Mining Company of Minnesota last month to stop its dumping 67,000 tons of industrial waste into Lake Superior every day. The plaintiffs charged the taconite rock discharge produced asbestos-like fibers in the lake which provides drinking water for residents of nearby Duluth. U. S. District Judge Miles Lord subsequently issued an injunction against Reserve Mining citing their dumping as an "immediate health hazard" and ordered they cease at once. On appeal, a three-judge federal panel overturned Lord's decision and issued a 70-day stay permitting the company to continue dumping wastes into the lake. The judges did stipulate that Reserve Mining must provide its own land disposal facility as soon as possible. Reserve Mining officials claim it will require three to five years to complete the land disposal site. The judicial panel acquiesced, stating there was no proof of Lord's contention there is an immediate health hazard. (Reserve Mining has also requested $100 million in state and federal aid to offset the costs of preparing their land disposal.) Museums Expand Health Diverticulosis Diet By Lawrence K. Lamb, M.D Advice Sailor Asks Who to Greet First By Abigail Van Kuren DEAR DR. LAMB — Some controversy has risen recently regarding the diet for a person suffering from diverticulitis. Can you tell me if it is still considered necessary for a person with this disease to leave off all roughage? Could you give a diet for such a person? DEAR READER — Yes, the controversy has arisen because of new studies on management of such problems. You need to separate the different medical problems that doctors are talking about, however. Diverticulosis is a condition of pockets extending off the colon. Whenever these become inflamed, they are called diverticulitis. The management of the two conditions is slightly different. During the period of inflammation one has a form of appendicitis. Under these circumstances, it is important to have a very mild diet and sometimes no food by mouth at all until the inflammation has subsided. Once the diverticulitis is over and the acute inflammation has subsided, then the diet is different for long term management of the problem of diverticulosis. It is usually associated with the spastic colon-type problems. In recent years a number of investigators have claimed, with reasonably good evidence, that a major cause of spastic colon, and hence diverticulosis, is absence of roughage or fiber in the diet, particularly cereal fiber. DEAR ABBY: I am a sailor who will be going on leave soon. I expect to be met at the airport by my parents and by girl friend. My problem is I don't know whose arms I should go to first. It will be a year and six months since I have been home. You always say to put your mate above all others because your mate will be your lifelong companion. Well. I am not married yet. but I think my girl Homem aking friend will expect me to go to her first. and my mother will expect me to go to her first. I love them both very much and wouldn't want to hurt either one. so whose arms do you recommend? SAILOR DEAR SAILOR: Since you aren't married yet. I'd suggest you greet your mother first. But once you take a mate, mate, she comes first! DEAR ABBY: To that woman who scouted all the churches in town in search of a man and finally found one. you said, "Some people go to church to pray/- _ after which I thought you were going to add. "— and some people go to church to prey." ARDYTH ULLMAN DEAR ARDYTH: Had I thought of it. I might have. These physicians have advocated that the diet for diverticulosis or spastic colon should include whole wheat bread (be careful to get the kind that really is made from whole wheat flour and not half whole wheat, half white flour and then colored). The diet should avoid all products made with white flour, including any of the dessert items. The whole point is to get whole cereal fiber into the diet. Salads and vegetables are also important. The idea is to provide sufficient bulk in the diet that the colon, which is a long musclar tube, will have something to contract against. When there is very little bulk in the diet, as caused by a very bland diet with little roughage, there is not enough bulk in the colon, and the colon overcontracts causing spasms. This leads to spastic colon problems which in turn can lead to diverticulosis. For more information about diverticulosis, 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 Diverticulosis. Send 50 cents to cover costs. DEAR DR. LAMB - What affect does alcohol have on angina pectoris? DEAR READER - Angina pectoris is chest pain or discomfort of very short duration from heart disease. If that's really the problem, it should last less than 10 minutes, otherwise, it's something else. In the past, doctors sometimes advocated using alcohol to relieve angina pectoris or heart pain and thought that it increased the blood flow to the heart muscle. With the ability to study the blood flow to the heart muscle and the various aspects of the circulation in detail, it has been adequately demonstrated that alcohol does not increase the blood flow to the heart muscle. In fact, individuals who have serious heart disease may have decreased heart function even after drinking amounts of alcohol. About the only advantage of alcohol in a heart patient is its sedative action or tranquilizing action, and this can be achieved by a number of medications without running the risk of developing an alcohol habit. In brief, alcohol is not a useful treatment for angina pectoris. Doggie's Breath IJv Follv C'ramer A museum, as everyone knows, is a building which people can visit to look at displays of art and other objects of interest. Many museums, large and small have added a sort of new dimension to this concept; in various ways they are reaching out into the community and making their collections available to a much wider audience than in the past. A number of these so-called museum outreach projects are being helped by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Endowment's Museum Program director, Dr. John R. Spencer, describes the funded projects as "excellently conceived responses to local situations and needs." In remarks made when new grants were announced, Dr. Spencer said that he and his colleagues "see a new and exciting vitality and activity in American museums ..." This appraisal is borne out by the nature of some of the projects being undertaken. In several states, for example, museums are sending out mobile units to take parts of their collections to smaller communities.^ Some of the traveling units are designed to appeal especially to certain audiences — residents of sparsely populated areas, children, ethnic groups (in at least one instance the program is translated to reach Spanish-speaking people). In some cases grants finance community workshops, slide lecture training and other ways of expanding a museum's services. The recently announced grants total $750,231, including $34,961 from private sources. It is money well spent on the happy enterprise of bringing the museums' cultural riches to an every-growing number of Americans. POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — My two- year-old Pomeranian dog is beautiful and so loving but he has VERY bad breath. I followed my vet's advice and had the tartar removed from his teeth and even had some extracted but the bad breath persists. I have tried those "doggy breaths" but nothing helps. I am a Senior Citizen and my dog is company for me but often I cannot let him come near me because of this problem. Does anyone have any advice? — EUGENIA. DEAR POLLY — My Pet Peeve concerns embroidery floss. I do wish it would come on spools like other thread. This would save a lot of tempers, a lot of tangled thread that is ruined and make for neater sewing baskets. — SUE. DEAR POLLY — I am a professional dressmaker. Like Liz I have many fabric scraps that I cannot bear to throw away and have found many uses for them. Squares and strips sewn together, after carefully sorting colors and textures, can make hostess skirts, vests and shoulder bags and such patchwork garments are very fashionable. Do be careful not to mix washable and dry cleanable fabrics. A larger remnant often will make a full garment for a toddler. Smaller ones make stuffed toys, bean bags, pencil cases and beanie caps. Colorful throw pillows; hot pads and mitts and small appliance covers are also possibilities. An old garment can be given new life by using such scraps for contrasting collars, pockets or appliques. My son's favorite idea is using wild colors and patterns for patches and cuffs on blue jeans. Welcome gifts would be glass ilv 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.WIUSON, 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. ^ Official 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 JZO.oo Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties In Zones 1 and 2 per year S23.oo All Other Mail in the United States, per year $27.00 cases, cosmetic bags, shoe bags, jewelry cases and other things to use in a suitcase. The list is almost endless. Anything left over will be welcomed by a charitable institution or children's organization. —SHARON. DEAR POLLY — I am chairman of a Red Cross sewing department and we never waste a thread, much less fabrics. Do tell Liz that similar fabrics can be sewn together and then children's clothes cut from them. We make puppets out of all sorts of materials and piece hard-to-get flannel scraps to make baby clothes, bibs and bootees. Aprons are made for use in mental hospitals — the band of one material, strings another, pocket another and so on. Even hats can be made. Of course, all our things are for the needy.-ROSEMARY. DEAR POLLY — I put a thin but strong piece of leftover material over the opening on my glue bottle and then screw the lid on so the bottle is not impossible to open the next time I need glue.-ELAINE.age 11. DEAR POLLY — Janet F. who cannot remove the black streak left on her panelled wall by acid dripping from a battery clock might try covering it ' with a special crayon specifically made for wood. They come in a number of colors to use on different types of wood. I have used them on furniture, doors, etc., to cover burns, streaks and even deep nicks with good results, — MRS. P.A.J. DEAR POLLY — Children love to imitate their elders in both deeds and possessions. To keep your own keys out of the way of tempted little fingers provide a spare key chain with several outdated keys to be your youngsters own. Put an infant's tee shirt over the top of his coverall outfit instead of underneath. This keeps the shirt from riding up in the back and the garment also keeps troublesome coverall straps from slipping down over the infant's shoulders. —JUDY. spurgeons It's No Secret-This Is The Place To Get 6.49 and 6.99 Misses and Half-Size Dresses THIS WEEK ONLY! Snatch up a summer's worth — at this price, you can! They'll keep you out of the laundry room — they're acetate and cotton seersuckers and jerseys, sleeveless and.short-sleeved, that are washable, iron-free! A rainbow of plaids, stripes and checks — zip and button fronts — in 12-20, 14V2-24V2. U 8 .'!°",'.i SUMMER UP AT SPURGEON'S —CHARGE IT \ Barbs There's nothing like a plate of old-fashioned beef stew to make you realize what you've been missing for years. Have a good time on your vacation — you can't afford a sinful one. Don't cry over spilled milk — you'll only further dilute the stuff. * tmmm******* ' *9»m *«**»*»§« » i I * - ™ ~ s SPURGEON'S BEAUTY SALON Phone 792-1656

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