Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS New Look, Still in Style Saturday, June 22, 1974 Hearings First There is a chance that good sense will prevail and the Senate will think better of enacting a resolution which declares that Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's "integrity and veracity are above reproach." A majority of senators promptly co-sponsored the resolution after Kissinger made his emotional threat to resign unless allegations that he had lied to the Foreign Relations Committee about his role in the so-called national security wiretaps were "cleared up." Second thought should suggest to them that the resolution is premature. The secretary of state may well prove to be innocent ot having misled me committee in his testimony last September at confirmation hearings. We hope so. It is noteworthy that William D. Ruckelshaus, the former acting FBI director who investigated the wiretapping last year and had access to all FBI documents, now says he thinks Kissinger's role was "pretty much as he's described it." The key point just now is that a determination as to this must be made by the Foreign Relations Committee. At Kissinger's request it is reopening the matter and has obtained relevant material, including FBI memoranda, which was not considered at the prior hearings. We concur in Committee Chairman J. William Fulbright's comment that "a majority of the Senate are now apparently willing to resolve these issues without seeing a shred of additional evidence," and that this "is in the interests neither of Dr. Kissinger nor of restoring public confidence in the credibility of government." The way for the Senate to proceed is to await the committee findings and then decide whether a resolution of support and praise is appropriate. Nuclear Ban Goal The French and Chinese atmospheric test explosions grimly punctuate anxieties occasioned by the U.S. nuclear agreements with Egypt and Israel. Hardly had those agreements been announced than Paris and Peking reaffirmed, with actions which speak louder than words, their refusal to sign the 1963 test ban treaty. These events come just as Moscow has declared its willingness to include underground tests in the ban. The Soviet Union's motivation may be suspect; the statement could well be little more than a grandstand play preceding the Nixon visit to Moscow. All the same, the idea of extending the ban to encompass all testing should be pursued with fresh diligence. At the same time, renewed efforts should be made to persuade China and France to sign the test ban treaty and thus join in placing the goal of nuclear arms control above strictly national interests. Legal Blot Religion Few Church Leaders By David I'oling Advice Parents Demand Entertainment By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: My parents live in a small apartment near us. They feel lonely and neglected, and complain constantly that friends and relatives visit them only as a duty, and not very often. They are critical and quarrelsome and have no interests beyond their aches and pains and being entertained. I've tried to interest them in senior citizen groups, but because some of their members smoke, play cards and are Democrats, my parents couldn't mingle with them. I visit my parents every Monday. Wednesday and Friday. I take them grocery shopping, to the doctor, and out for lunch once a week. I have them to my home for dinner every Sunday and Homemaking Thursday. I even do their laundry! The problem is. they are not satisfied, and let us know about it in no uncertain terms. We've had several heart-to-heart talks with them, but they still think we are selfish for not spending more time with them. When I'm not with them, they phone, and if I am not home, they get furious, and I get bawled out like a child for "running around all day." I am 57 years old. and have worked for 41 years, and I am tired of running myself ragged trying to please them. Any suggestions? RUN RAGGED DEAR RUN: The problem isn't THEM: it's the way you react to them. As long as you know you are doing all Garage Floors By Polly Cramer V The sound of the falling of the mighty is again heard in the land as Herbert W. Kalmbach bites the judicial dust. The President's former personal lawyer. and campaign fund raiser extraordinary must pay a fine of $10,000 and spend at least six months in a federal prison. He is one of several high administration figures among the 31 persons who have now pleaded guilty to or been convicted of crimes related to the Watergate affair. Kalmbach was sentenced for violating federal election laws — channeling nearly four million dollars to Senate and House candidates in 1970 through a secret committee established by White House aides, and offering an ambassadorship the same year in return for a campaign contribution. His defense — in essence that he was too ready to undertake assignments from friends without raising questions about their propriety — was rightly rejected by the judge. Kalmbach's lawyer and old friend, James H. O'Connor, pleaded that this sort of loyalty can be "distinguished from the loyalty that would permit a man to do wrong that he knew was wrong." It is a thin argument. It does not really mitigate the blame attaching to perpetration of such deeds by an experienced member of the profession charged above all others with upholding the law. This has been one of the sorriest aspects of the whole Watergate mess, that lawyers have been prominent among the accused. The Kalmbach case is another reminder that in light of this affair the bar must take stock of itself and do what it can to bolster the public's diminished trust in the legal profession. POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY— I do hope some reader can tell me how to get rid of spiders, especially those that make their webs between the windows and storm windows. I clean the tracks in the storm windows but it seems the spiders are back before cleaning day is over. — MRS.R.C.A. DEAR POLLY — To remedy her slick garage floor Mrs.M.H.M. could paint the floor with paint suitable for the type of floor and while it is still wet lightly sprinkle the floor with clean sand. As the paint dries the sand sticks giving an effect almost like sandpaper to prevent slickness when wet. — MRS.C.M.B. DEAR POLLY — Before my first baby arrived I painted an unfinished chest of drawers with white latex paint and then decorated it with decals. When the children were older I wanted to repaint this chest and found that an oily base fingernail polish remover, applied with cotton, dissolved the decals without marring the original paint or damaging the wood. — MRS. A.D. 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. " 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 $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 DEAR POLLY — A friend of mine had the same problem that Mrs. M.H.M. has with a slick garage floor. She remedied hers by using rolls of abrasive tape with an adhesive backing. Mark on the floor the space usually occupied by your car or cars and then make safe paths on either side up to and including the front doors of the car by cutting 1M> to 2-foot lengths of tape and pressing it down on the floor. The strips would be at right angles to the car's length and about a foot apart if there are children in the family but further apart if all are adults. This really solved her problem. We used such strips of abrasive tape on our porch steps to prevent slipping. — NELL. you can for them, there is no reason to feel guilty. None at all! DEAR ABBY: I am a bartender in a small town and quite often a customer will say. "If anyone calls asking for me, say I'm not here. And if they ask if I've been here, say you haven't seen me." Abby. when I lie. as I often do. it goes against my conscience, but I lie anyway because I don't know how to get around it. Is there a way I can keep from lying without losing customers? HONEST BARTENDER DEAR HONEST: Probably not. Bartenders, like doctors and priests, are expected to keep confidences. DEAR ABBY:.My.cousin had her first baby, so the other night we went to her home to see the new baby. There were lots of other relatives there. This cousin kept looking at her watch because she had to feed the baby at 8 p.m. She could hardly wait to unbutton her blouse right in front of everybody. Then she said, proudly. "This is the first time I've ever had such a nice breast." and without even putting a blanket or diaper or anything around the baby, she proceeded to nurse him. BOTH breasts were exposed the whole time, which was not necessary. Some of the men went into the kitchen right away, and a couple of the younger kids got so embarrassed they also left. I know there is nothing nasty about the human body, or nursing a baby, but what do you think of a woman who would take advantage of a situation like that to show off? DISGUSTED DEAR DISGUSTED: Same as you. It's disgusting. I'd also feel sorry for her. CONFIDENTIAL TO T.M.: When someone starts out with, "It's not the money, it's the principle of the thing." it's usually the money. (First of Two Related Columns) The era of great preaching just about closed with the retirement of Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick in 1946. The majestic pulpit of Riverside Church was the impressive symbol of an age: the power of preaching to shape, lead and guide millions of people. Linked with Fosdick, for almost half a century, were those bright, colorful and powerful voices of preachers like Sockman, Buttrick, Maier, Bowie, Charles R. Brown, Coffin, Peter Marshall, Crane, Newton, McCartney, Blackwood, James Stewart and Leslie Weatherhead. Throughout the cities of North America, these were the spokesmen for the church, shaping much of the thought and action of the Christian community. Now reaching into the last quarter of the 20th century, people are properly asking, where are the preachers? Of course, some of the famous and popular preachers remain in public view. Billy Graham, at 56, completes 25 years of evangelistic ministry in 1974. Norman Vincent Peale and Bishop Fulton J. Sheen show few signs of letting up. But change is in the works. Graham is insisting on a sharply reduced schedule, with one or two annual crusades after '74. Dr. Peale is 76 and must be pondering retirement after 42 years at Marble Church in Manhattan. Bishop Sheen is 79, cutting back on his program of conferences and broadcasting. So again, where are the preachers, the voices of today who truly create the visions of tomorrow? The normal, natural successors to those already mentioned did not appear. There are very few, well-known, nationally followed preachers and pastors in the age group of 45-60. The turmoil and tumult of the Sixties, with itQ pra of disease in theology (how BERRY'S WORLD n n r~ nnni © 1974 by NEA, Inc. "Do you have anything for former government officials who have been criminally indicted?" else to label the death of God debate?) and coupled with a decade of confrontation on Vietnam, Civil Rights and Black Power, took a necessary yet staggering toll within the ranks of Christian leaders. The result? A great emptiness, a large space, almost a generation lost between the old "princes of the pulpit" and their younger successors. Yet throughout the United States and Canada are the women and men who have emerged as the pastors, preachers, teachers of significant congregations. These new leaders are not known beyond the boundaries of their denominations — many are unknown beyond the bounds of their community — yet what they are saying and doing will forcefully shape the future of the Christian Church for the remainder of this century. It is our conviction that, with the help and counsel of Christians everywhere, we can locate and lift up those men and women who are the voices of today. From all across North America, we hope to receive the nominations and suggestions of readers who will provide us with the names of those pastors and preachers who up to now have been unknown beyond their parish — but outstanding in their calling. The new, emerging leadership will probably be in the 28-48 age group, some older and a few younger. During the remainder of 1974 we plan to present the personalities who make up the contemporary leadership of the Christian Church. And if where are the preachers is the first question, then what is being preached (and what they find significant in the Christian experience) must be a close second. This is a real clue to what the Church will be like tomorrow. (NEXT: Tomorrow's Church) Health Check Hearing Ills By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB — I am very anxious to know something about hearing difficulties. Is it best to go to an ear specialist or just go and get a hearing aid? My hearing is such that < public meetings are a total loss now. I can hear room conversation among friends, but can't hear when someone whispers to me. DEAR READER — I don't think anyone should just go get a hearing aid. There are several causes for deafness. Some cannot be benefited by a hearing aid at all. Others can be benefited by surgery. To tell what is needed, you will need a competent hearing test, and I would recommend seeing a hearing specialist. See your ear, nose and throat doctor, and do what is right for your problem. DEAR DR. LAMB — I hope you can help me with my problem. I take Coumadin daily after having a blood clot in each leg. I have rheumatic heart disease. When my doctor put me on Coumadin he told me there were certain medications and food I should not take when on Coumadin. He took me off anything with aspirin in it and told me not to eat cabbage. I was supposed to tolerate antihistamines but became violently ill with severe cramps and nausea when I took two of these products for sinus problems. I ate red cabbage with no repercussions but got an upset stomach and vomited when I ate eggplant. I mentioned this to my doctor and he could not explain why I did not tolerate my antihistamine or my reaction to the eggplant. Could you outline a more helpful schedule for me? I guess my doctor is just too busy to give me the help I need. DEAR READER — Your doctor gave you good advice. The reason for avoiding aspirin is that it increased the anti-clotting action of the blood and since you are taking a-regular balanced dose of Coumadin, aspirin would upset this and cause problems in relationship to controlling your blood clotting and bleeding mechanism. And, by the way, the same thing is true for certain medicines that are used as substitutes for aspirin and can be obtained without a prescription. So, be careful about even picking up medicines that you would use in place of aspirin. I have in mind Tylenol and similar medications. There is no particular reason why taking Coumadin should make it impossible for you to use antihistamines. You've had an unusual reaction for which there's no probable immediate explanation. It could be that you would have reacted this way to the antihistamines even if you were not taking Coumadin. Many people have sensitivities to various forms of medicines. It may be the antihistamine you took was also combined with other ingredients as well. In any case, anyone who has a bad reaction to a medicine should certainly avoid that medicine in the future. You can say almost the same thing about eggplant. There is no good reason why a person on Coumadin should not be able to tolerate eggplant. I can only conclude that you have an idiosyncrasy, that is, something that is unusual or special in your case. Often we find out what people's particular idiosyncrasies are by experience, and there's no way to predict ahead of time all the foods and medicines that an individual will not tolerate readily. Sex Is Lifetime Function By Joanne Koch When Dr. William Masters proposed researching the human sexual response in 1953, it was considered professional suicide. As late as 1961, even after the publication of the research by Masters and his colleague Virginia Johnson ("Human Sexual Response"), not one medical school in the country was teaching future doctors about human sexuality. Now all but three medical schools offer courses on the once taboo topic. There are an estimated 5,000 "sex clinics" (about 50 of which are legitimate) offering treatment for sexual dysfunction. But most important has been the influence the Masters and Johnson research and therapy has exerted in bringing human sexuality into the daylight where it can be studied, explained, understood, and hopefully, enjoyed. During a recent interview and all-day workshop these two pioneers expressed some of the views that brought sex into the 20th century. Sex is a natural function which begins at birth (possibly 'in utera') and continues, even during sleep, into old age. According to Dr. Masters, who delivered hundreds of male and female babies before he gave up his $100,000 practice as an obstetrician-gynecologist, all baby girls lubricate — the female counterpart to erection — within six hours of birth. All male babies have an erection within that same period of time. Many, according to Dr. Masters, show they are functioning sexually before the cord is cut. Unlike respiration and circulation, sex is a natural function uniquely vulnerable to social and psychological pressure. A man in his 50s does not become alarmed if he can't run as far or as fast as his teen-age son. He doesn't believe he is suddenly losing his ability to walk and run. But when he doesn't achieve an erection as fast as he once did, he begins to doubt his masculine prowess — the beginning for many of an inadequacy syndrome. As Dr. Masters puts it, "When fear starts, a man is fifty per cent on his way to impotence."
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