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Daily Times Herald EDITORIALS House of Cards Saturday. June 29.1(74 Doctor Walter Well deserved tribute was paid one of Carroll's first citizens at a Thursday luncheon meeting, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Walter A. Anneberg. dean of the local medical profession, was the honored guest at the event marking the 50th anniversary of his entry into the practice of medicine in this community. Although born in Des Moines. this distinguished resident has lived in Carroll continuously since he was a young lad. After graduating from Carroll high school he attended the University of Iowa where he took his medical degree. Upon completion of training in his chosen profession he returned to his home town to enter upon a professional career which has been outstanding. But in addition to a noteworthy contribution to the medical profession. Doctor Walter's community interests have been exceptionally broad and most productive. He has served well in many areas of civic, cultural and religious endeavors for the welfare and betterment of Carroll and the surrounding territory. It would be practically impossible to formulate a full and complete listing of the significant contributions Doctor Walter has volunteered to foster a better Carroll. All this he has willingly and efficiently worked into a busy schedule while always giving first attention to meeting the needs of his patients in an extensive and intensive practice of medicine. Carroll has been blessed indeed with a consistently good number of dedicated physicians over the years. Many comparable communities over the state have been much less fortunate in this regard. It is axiomatic that the senior practitioners have been in large measure responsible. Moreover it is most noteworthy that Carroll can pay tribute to one of its most active doctors marking 50 years of practice. And. best of all. he is still going strong. Dr. Walter A. Anneberg has made an inestimable contribution to this community and his profession. It is well that a most grateful citizenry pause to express sincere appreciation and extend best wishes for many more • years of service. Viewpoint Muddies Campaign Advice Nephew Propositions Aunt, 71 By Abigail Van Huron Big Penny Hunt o The big turn-in-your-pennies fiesta at a shopping mall in Orlando, Fla., points up both the penny shortage and a major reason for it. The shortage is being felt in many parts of the country — so severely in some communities that merchants have taken to issuing scrip instead of giving pennies in change. For a variety of reasons, people are hoarding pennies. Some are buying them on speculation, apparently with the impractical notion that they will be able to make a handsome profit as copper prices rise. The result is that pennies are in short supply for retail operations. Both for this reason, and as a promotional device, an Orlando merchant group offered to pay $1.25 for every 100 pennies turned in on a designated day. The result was a floor of two and a half million coins, ranging from piggy bank collections to the 175,000 produced by a vending machine operator. The profit was good — in percentage terms, at any rate, though the long wait to collect took the bloom off the peach for many who participated. But in general it remains true that squirreling away pennies makes little sense. They are needed in daily commerce, and there is no reason to think they will ever prove to be much of an investment. The penny shortage is more of less of an inconvenience for all of us. If everyone with a jar or two full would just turn them in at a bank, the pinch would be eased. Quotable Quotes Rep. Morris Udall (D-Ariz.): "An alternative to impeachment must be developed, (within the American political system) one which is not so painful." After announcing he is co- sponsoring a proposal patterned after parliamentary procedure calling for a vote of no confidence to precede a general election if two-thirds of Congress finds the president not "properly performing his duties." Pakistani nuclear physicist: "The difference between the Indian nuclear device detonated in Rajsthan and the atom bomb which destroyed Nagasaki is that of Tweedledee and tweedledum." DEAR ABBY: I have a nephew (my sister's son) who is 48, and has been divorced three times. He's always been quite a ladies' man. Very handsome, but something of a fortune-hunter, I've heard. I've seen him perhaps half a dozen times in his adult life. (He lives in New York and I live in Canada.) I lost my husband last year, and suddenly this nephew started writing me the loveliest letters. I answered each one, thinking how sweet of him to be so attentive to his old aunt. Then came a letter saying: "May I come and visit you? I have something important to talk to you about." I thought maybe he'd found a ladyfriend and wanted to bring her out to meet me, so I wrote back: "Don't keep me in suspense, but please give me a hint." Homemaking In his next letter came the shock of my life. He wrote, "Now I can finally confess how I feel about you. I've always thought of you as a woman — not as an aunt, but I never dared to let you know." He closed with: "I want you. I need you. I love you." Abby, I am 71 years old, and couldn't possibly think of this nephew as anything but my sister's little boy. How can I put an end to this without insulting him outright? AUNTIE DEAR AUNTIE: Tell him that you're flattered by his "confession," but you don't feel the same way about him. And if he still wants to visit you. put him up at a hotel. You don't need a handsome, fortune-hunting ladies' man as a house guest. He probably walks in his sleep. Doll Has Ink on Face By Polly Cramer, POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY — What can I use to remove ballpoint ink from rubber dolls? I have tried cleansing powders but with no luck. — LINDA. DEAR GIRLS — This is only one of many current inquiries about removing such ink from various materials. — POLLY. DEAR POLLY — The florist had put a spray on an Easter plant sent to me to make the leaves shine. This has dripped on my fireplace. I cannot remove the resulting oily spots from the stone hearth and have tried everything that seemed possible. Any help, anyone? — MRS.D.H. DEAR POLLY — Mrs. M. wanted to know if anyone has the same shelving arrangement that is in her antique cupboard (notched inside corners for shelves to rest on moveable pieces fitting in the notches). I have an old desk, the upper part is a high book cabinet, with the same sort or arrangement. The moveable pieces in mine are metal pegs resembling old clock winders. — MRS. W. DEAR GIRLS — Others also wrote that old cupboards and secretaries they owned had shelves installed that same way.so it is not too unusual. — POLLY. 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 a-.; all AP dispatches. i Official Paper of County and Citvj' Subscription Rates ; By carrier boy delivery per week 1. .$ .60 BY MAIL * Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties, where carrier service «, n „. is not available, per year J20.00 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones land 2 per year »23.oo All Other Mail in the United States, per year »*7.W DEAR POLLY — My wife saved me about $10 by making a new leaf and grass catcher for my lawn mower. She bought all the material vinyl or similar fabric, burlap, nylon cord and metal eyelets at a fabric shop for less than $2. A proud husband. —WILLIAM. DEAR POLLY — While eating in a restaurant a short time ago I was interested in watching what a grandmother and mother ordered for a wee boy (about 16 months old). He was promptly served an order of toast and later an attractive serving of sliced bananas. He handily ate both with his fingers and with no fuss and trouble. They gave him a glass of milk as well. -EVELYN. DEAR ABBY: For years I have wanted to trace my family as far back as possible, but I don't know where to begin. My forebears came from Ireland. Do you know of any agency in the United States or in Ireland with whom I could communicate to inquire? HOPEFUL IN BOSTON DEAR HOPEFUL: Call yours "the luck of the Irish" — I think I can help you. My column appears in the Sunday News, Northern Ireland's largest circulating Sunday newspaper, and one of my colleagues there specializes in tracing Irish family histories. The information you seek is available for a small fee. Write to: Family Tracing Services, 33 North Circular Rd.. Belfast 15, Ireland. DEAR ABBY: I am a 33-year-old happily married woman. I used to have a beautiful figure. (In high school I was 38-25-36.) After nursing three babies, I lost my bust. Now I have to wear a padded bra to look presentable. Nobody except my husband and a few very close friends know what I'm really like. I wanted so much to be firm and filled out again that I made an appointment with a plastic surgeon. He explained all about silicone implants, and I can hardly wait to have it done, but something is holding me back. Would such an operation be considered deceitful, and therefore sinful in the eyes of the Lord? HOLDING OFF DEAR HOLDING: Your clergyman can tell you what the ruling in your church is concerning reconstructive plastic surgery, so ask him to "fill you in" before you ask the doctor to "fill you out!" CONFIDENTIAL TO "GRAMMARIAN" at N.Y.U.: All right, have it your way. That picture ain't me, and it ain't I. It's a Picasso. Satisfied? You would think that Larry Pressler of South Dakota would he just what the Republican party is looking for. He's young. (32i. a Rhodes scholar, ex-basketball player and student body president, a local small farm hoy and one- time 4-H leader in a farm community. He's a conservative in a conservative district, a former American Legion Post commander who served in Vietnam hut is on the record as opposed to the way the war was fought. He's had several years successful government experience and began his political activity helping the late Sen. Francis Case, known as Mr Clean" in South Dakota Pressler swept through the First District of the South Dakota C,()P primary with a clear majority in a field of three on a tight budget of $:?.(IOO (half his own money I, canvassing ;jOO voters daily and covering 4.000 miles and 100 towns. But despite that record. Pressler is in trouble with an influential section of his party hierarchy. He wants to meet Watergate head on, include it in the party platform, have Republicans take the lead in publicly pushing for a cleanup in Congress and the executive branch and hitting corruption wherever it's found As an attorney i Harvard Law School) he believes there's a need for impeachment — so the whole Watergate matter will get a thorough airing before the Senate to determine guilt or innocence. Pressler believes enough questions have been raised thai the voters will not be satisfied with less. and it's the only way President Nixon can exonerate himself. Pressler himself is a throwback to the old Midwest political school of insistent individualism. As a result, he has no organization, no big backers and almost no funds. He jumped into politics, in part because he wants to do something while he's young enough. While on duty at the State Department, he was bothered by officials who felt they must go on two trips a year at government expense, necessary or not. That lack of high sense of duty he saw around him kept gnawing. Rut what BERRY'S WORLD ;® «74 by NO. inc. "Is that a McDonald's over there?" Ky Hay Crumley shook him into action was a public poll indicating that 27 per cent of the voters had confidence in the President and 21 percent in Congress. Pressler believes he can be elected, and that he can have an influence on reform. He would insist, for one, that representatives make their incomes public. He would limit House terms to four — a total of eight years. Despite his disillusionment with some officials and politicians, what's obviously hit Pressler hard since he began campaigning is the attitude of the voters toward all politicians. It's clear, he says, that they're skeptical. He has lived in the area and has a lot of friends. But when he gets among voters he doesn't know, he's repeatedly shaken by their attitude toward everyone running for office. It's clear to him that many don't believe him when he says he is going to make changes. They're nice about it but the feeling he gets is that his voters don't trust any politician, incumbent, challenger, old or young, Republican or Democrat. What is not clear is whether they don't believe Pressler, whose frankness stands out bluntly and whose answers to questions are so straightforward they most certainly will lose him votes in some quarters. The campaign issue is clear: inflation. The questions asked in one form or another invariably is why are interest, rates so high for car or house buyers and why are prices at the grocery so inflated when farmers get so little? Voters see hanky panky here. The South Dakota men and women Pressler meets are worried about corruption, too, but that issue is far behind prices. The single Watergate matter Pressler feels has disturbed the voters in his area most is the book of White House transcripts issued by President Nixon in his defense. Pressler says this was a shocker in South Dakota. The people he meets are offended by the language and the level of conversation, and the lack of highmindedness in these tapes. They had expected more of their top officials. Health Laetrile Not Miracle Kv Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB—Would you please expound on the miracle vitamin laetrile? A vitamin salesperson told us this is a cure for cancer, or is being used in 22 different countries. The United States won't allow it. because doctors would lose millions of dollars a year if they allowed a cure for cancer. My husband and I argued strongly for the AMA saying there is apparently something not perfect with the vitamin as yet and until it is the AMA will not. endorse it. So, would you please explain as much as you can. DEAR READER—People like that "vitamin salesperson" are a menace to public health. They are really dangerous. Most of the information they provide is wrong and used to make money for themselves. The big danger is that someone will take one of their quack cures instead of going to a good doctor and getting useful treatment while there is still time. It is not the AMA that is keeping laetrile out of the United States. It is your federal government through its Food and Drug Administration (EDA). The FDA is not part of the AMA at all. It is a government agency to protect the public's health from such charlatans as the "vitamin salesperson." They protect the public from false claims and , harmful products that would otherwise be marketed. Laetrile is not harmful. It may not be useful either. It has been popularized as one of those "over the border" treatments for cancer. Even the Mexican "Laetrile Doctor" does not claim that it helps except in about five per cent of his cases. The rest get standard treatments for cancer that you could get in the United States in good medical centers. Cancer does not provide much money for the practicing physician. He makes most of his income from aches and pains often caused by tension and life patterns. Only a few doctors in private practice are regularly engaged in taking care of cancer patients. Most of the cancer centers are staffed by doctors on a flat salary. They do not make a bit more for the number of' patients they see. The research studies in cancer in most centers are sponsored by funds from the federal government, and the scientists are paid from these funds. The pay, incidentally, is rather small compared to their training and background. Laetrile is an extract of the apricot seed. A review of cases claimed to be helped by it failed .to prove in a single case that the laetrile was of any benefit in those few cases that appeared to benefit from cancer therapy. The danger in "South of the Border" clinics for this is that someone may refuse needed surgery that could be life saving. Laetrile is still being studied by the government and by cancer centers. It is getting enough study that if there is even any tiny benefit from it that will be known. I think most people do not realize how much can be done for cancer today. Many cases can be, and are, cured. The likelihood that you can be cured is improved enormously if you go to a reputable doctor and he detects the cancer early. Early detection and proper treatment can be sabotaged by "vitamin salespersons" peddling false cures for cancer. In this way they kill people for a fast buck. They are a menace to society as are all the "quack" cure peddlers working outside the laws of your government. A Form of Death By Lew Koch "The divorced are the fraternity of those who have gone through an emotional ravaging that, short of starvation, imprisonment, disease and death itself, is probably equal to most that the world has to offer." The words are those of Joseph Epstein, who has written a great book about the complex, confusing and contradictory elements involved in a certain kind of death — the death of a marriage. I'm less than pleased with the title "Divorced in America" because the casual book buyer may be misled into believing that it's just another one of said, but when it came to the crunch — and you could feel your marriage crunching directly beneath you — you learned that you loved yourself more." Joseph Epstein is a clear thinker. He can see the negative side of things which many tout as completely positive. He can write of the new sexuality, "One thing has now become clear: sexual satisfaction is looked upon as a right — one which is demanded by those not receiving it and which is shattering to those who are unable to give it." But nowhere is he more insightful than in his analysis of the law's incapacity to "comprehend the intricacies of marriage." The foundation of law is based upon right and wrong. In spite of the fact that all but seven states have some kind of "no-fault" divorce statutes, divorce lawyers and divorce judges persist in trying to apply fault or blame to one or the other spouses.