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Friday, July 5, 1974
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Friday, July 5, 1974 Jaundiced Public Since 1966 the Harris Survey organization has polled Americans as lo how they feel about the state of the nation. That first year. 29 per cent appeared to be disenchanted with how things were going. In 1973 such an attitude was shown by 55 per cent of those questioned, and this year the figure is up to 59 per cent. One of the most revealing components of the survey is the response to a question about the motivations of politicians. A disturbing 62 per cent acquiesced in the statement that "most elective officials are in politics for all they personally can get out of it for themselves." The Harris Survey's report on its findings do not come across with quite the air of objectivity one might expect, but its comments are of considerable interest. Concluding that the latest results "surely must be discouraging to leadership in all sectors of American national life," it goes on to say: "They also indicate that those leaders who blithely boast how well things are going, or who are prone to make easy promises of a much better life, are not only going to be deeply suspect among the people themselves, but are likely to become prime candidates to be turned out of positions of power at the first opportunity afforded the American public." The sentence, though rather windy, carries an important message. It says to politicians, in essence: Tell it like it is, or take the consequences. Public Reading The tugging and hauling over publication of impeachment inquiry evidence presented to the House Judiciary Committee during the past several weeks is ended. For better or worse, thousands of pages will soon be made available for general public scrutiny. Arguments made by some committee members against publication carried considerable weight. There is genuine cause for concern lest, the rights of the President and certain others be prejudiced.. ,-.,., , , • , l On balance, however, we find convincing the position taken by Rep. Wayne Owens of Utah, who led the effort to win committee approval of revealing this mass of material. We concur in his insistence that "if the public is going to understand the debate on articles of impeachment, it needs to know the material on which the arguments are based." One severe problem arises. The amount of evidence is so formidable. Much diligence is going to be required of those who make a serious attempt to wade through it and, without benefit of Committee Counsel John Dear's painstaking presentation to the committee, make sense of all that is involved. Committee members are having trouble enough on this score, and the average citizen will find the task even more difficult. Joint Mission About a year hence, astronauts from the United States and the Soviet Union will take part for the first time in a joint space venture. This mission, in which space vehicles launched by the two countries will dock together in an Earth orbit, will be a most significant milestone in space exploration. The undertaking is brought newly to mind by word that the U. S. astronaut team has arrived at the Soviet Space Training Center for a working session with the Soviet cosmonauts involved. Together they will concentrate on training in docking techniques and methods of working in space. Something else of importance will be accomplished at this as at other working sessions. Further rapport and mutual respect will be developed between these skilled and devoted men from strikingly different national backgrounds. What we are seeing is a practical illustration, of the old truism that men from divergent cultures tend to be more alike than different. Here we have progress toward the ultimate goal of making the exploration of space not a competition between rival nations but a common adventure for all mankind. A faulty parachute is like bad coffee: good till the first drop. Why look for trouble when the boss knows just where to find it? It's no sin to gamble when you're winning. Add to your dictionary of collective nouns: a snoop of detectives. Health Advice Personality Beautifies Ugliness By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: Regarding that! "Double Ugly" guy who says ugliness is a curse because no one wants to associate with physically ugly people. You said, "Ugliness — like beauty, lies in the eye of the beholder. The qualities that make one loved and wanted have nothing to do with the way one's face is formed. Honesty, patience, kindness, generosity — all the virtues — can be developed. A beautiful character counts for more with people who count than physical beauty." Homemaking Abby, you missed the whole point. This ugly person should seek out the blind for friends. He should volunteer to help in a school for the blind, or get a job there. They say if a deaf lion roars in the desert, there is no sound. Nothing looks ugly to those who cannot see, so forget all that rot about developing honesty, kindness and a beautiful character, and give the poor guy some practical advice. He might find what he's looking for in the world of the sightless. PRAGMATIST Bv Polly Cramer POLLY'S PROBLEM DEAR POLLY - I had a white uniform with pleats sewed in the front bodice and a pleated skirt. The short sleeves have turn back cuffs and the dress opens down the front. To make it look less like a uniform I dyed it purple but still think it has the appearance of a uniform. Can anyone recommend anything else I could do to change the looks of this dress? — MARSHA. DEAR POLLY - My Pet Peeve concerns buying a card of hooks and eyes and having to throw away either one row of the curved eyes or the straight ones. Any way you take it money is wasted. There are always two-thirds as many hooks as eyes. I do wish that makers would add as many hooks as eyes so all could be used. — DOROTHY. DEAR POLLY - Mrs.A.C.S. wanted to know how to remove a coffee stain from her white FELT tablecloth. She might try Fuller's Earth that can be bought at a drug store. I successfully used it on a gray wool skirt and also on a beige flax rug. It may take a number of applications. If used on anything like a skirt place a cloth between the two thicknesses to protect the one underneath. I do not know if this would help if cream and sugar were in the coffee. — MRS.R.B.R. DEAR GIRLS — If cream and sugar were in the coffee the stain might be sponged with cleaning fluid or even soaked in it for a bit. Remember the cloth was felt. There are different qualities (some of the less expensive ones have a tendency to pull apart and "pill" and will not take to rubbing) so test a corner first. — POI.I.Y. DEAR POLLY — To conserve time and effort when making cookies I roll the cookie dough out on the cookie sheet, bake it and then cut it into squares. Hungry children enjoy cookies of any shape.—GRACE. DEAR POLLY — When a little girl needs a long slip to wear with a thin long dress just use a grownup half slip that may be just stretched out in the waist but otherwise good. Cut off the elastic and make a casing for new elastic to fit the child's waist. Garage sales often turn up some really pretty ones with lace and flounces that little girls love.—JUANITA. DEAR POLLY — I correspond regularly with two elderly aunts. Each time I write a letter to one of them I enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be used when answering my letter. One aunt has arthritis and the other poor eyesight so writing is somewhat difficult for both of them. This small favor helps them, makes me more sure of an answer to know how they are and would be a help to any older person. — MRS.G.B. DEAR PRAG: Who says: "If a deaf lion roars in the desert, there is no sound?" Just because the lion can't hear the sound he makes, doesn't mean it's nonexistent. To suggest that physically ugly people should seek out the blind in order to be loved is an insult to the sightless. Although they are unable to see physical ugliness, they're better able to "see" those qualities which are far more intrinsic to a person's real worth than physical beauty. So if a physically ugly person has an ugly character, he should stay away from the blind — for they may "see" him better than those with 20-20 vision. DEAR ABBY: In reply to Double Ugly: I have never met an ugly,person I didn't like. They have personality plus! When I was a young gir'1,1 learned the little fellows with the big freckles and the stringy red hair that hung in their yellow-green eyes were the ones to ask a favor of. The handsome guys were too busy thinking about themselves. Mr. Ugly, I like you already, for you have shown a lot of character and humility by asking for help with your problem. That is beauty right there! So you see, you aren't as ugly as you thought you were. ONE WHO KNOWS DEAR ABBY: When I first saw this nurse, I said to myself: "That has got to be the ugliest woman I've ever seen!" She was shaped like a pear, had a pockmarked complexion, an enormous nose and buck teeth, and she wore thick glasses. But an hour later, after watching her work with disturbed children, and observing her gentle, patient, kind, loving personality, I completely forgot about her looks. Everyone who knew her adored her. She had the disposition of an angel and a way of bringing out the best in people. If I had to name the most beautiful woman I've ever met, I would have to say that nurse wins, hands down. CAPTIVATED Daily Ti 508 Nor J mes Herald th Court Street Carroll, Iowa Dailv Except Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday and Veteran's Day, by the Herald Publishing Company. JAMESW. 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 Y BY MAIL Carroll County and All Adjoining Counties, where carrier service is not available, per year »20.oo Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones! and 2 per year i23 '°° All Other Mail in the United States, pei year i^.uu BERRY'S WORLD © 1974 by NEA. "// was bound to happen! Which of the record offer ads finally did it?" Diet and Blood Sugar By Lawrence E. LamK, M.D DEAR DR. LAMB - My mother had a blood sugar test that showed low blood sugar about five years ago. She said the doctor told her to keep some food near all the time. She has gained at least 100 pounds. She won't have another test, because she said she knew she still had it. Does it ever correct itself? She gets mad because we are concerned about her weight. She falls a lot, has to push herself up out of a chair, can't buy clothes to fit and has shortness of breath and choking. If she were to break a leg or hip one person could not take care of her, because she must weigh close to 300 pounds. I'm an only daughter. She said she has to eat to live. I say she has to drop 500 calories a week to condition her body so it won't go through a state of shock, then diet with plenty of protein to live. Please tell us who is wrong. I worry about her all the time. She said that she didn't want to be fat, that she couldn't help it, she had to eat to live. DEAR READER — It sounds to me like your mother really doesn't want to go on a diet and change her eating habits. When people are grossly overweight there is often some underlying reason for it. Psychological factors may be important, and then a basic endocrine problem can be a factor. When low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is really present it can stimulate obesity. A tumor of the pancreas that causes an overproduction of insulin and hypoglycemia often results in gross obesity, from overeating in response to the excess insulin. Of course, your mother should have another medical evaluation. If she really has hypoglycemia (a symptom), Viewpoint the cause needs to be determined and steps taken to correct it or control it. If she has hypoglycemia on a basis of diet habits alone, then she needs to change her eating habits. These people need to be on a diet that is essentially free of starch (bread, potatoes, desserts) and sweets of all kinds. They should avoid all sweet liquids, such as sweet coffee. The foods they eat should be lean meats, poultry, fish and leafy and bulky vegetables. On such a diet it is often necessary to take vitamins and minerals to be sure they are sufficient to protect the body. For more information about the details of what causes low blood sugar, write to me in care of this newspaper, P. 0. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N,Y. 10019, and ask for the booklet on low blood sugar/Send 50 cents to cover costs. If you understand the problem, you can usually design a program that will make living easier. Now, should your mother have a tumor of the pancreas that is producing too much insulin — and 1 doubt it — the only sensible treatment is surgical removal. After successful surgery, the obesity is easily managed and soon disappears. That shortness of breath and choking your mother is experiencing can be a result of her obesity, or it can be from associated heart or vascular disease that has developed because of her obesity. It is a sign that she must get on with doing something about her problem now. Incidentally, if she smokes or drinks alcohol she must stop both. They are np-nos for people with low blood sugar problems. Too Much Nuclear By Ray Cromley WASHINGTON - (NEA) Psychologically, the United States and its allies are growing more and more dependent upon 7,000 tactical nuclear weapons for the defense of West Europe. Yet the U.S. military has no doctrine covering the use of such weapons. Bluntly put, no one has thought out how to fight a tactical nuclear war. Most of the missile, artillery and airborne nuclear weapons are virtually useless. They are so powerful they would kill more allied troops and friendly civilians than enemy invaders. Even under the most favorable circumstances it is estimated that between two million and 20 million Europeans would be killed in a limited tactical nuclear war in Western Europe. There would be a high risk of tens of millions civilians dying. Studies show the first-stage destruction in a tactical nuclear conflict woujd concentrate on airfields, communications and logistic centers, which are normally near cities. The yield of these nuclear weapons, which range from less than a kiloton to hundreds of kilotons, insures that the civilian toll would be great. The United States has done no political or military planning on how to prevent local tactical nuclear war from escalating into an all-out atomic conflict. The tactical weapons are positioned in Western Europe primarily to frighten off the Russians. Dollar for dollar and man for man, such unglamorous down- to-earth items as conventional "smart bombs," Viewpoint modern antitank weapons, bomb-resistant aircraft shelters and improvements in emergency runway repair capabilities would be more effective in fighting off an invasion by the Russians than many of the 7,000 nuclear weapons now stationed on'the continent. , .,.,., ; The smart bombs proved {heir worth in the last stages of the Vietnam war. Their accuracy was superb. They were able to limit damage to their targets and to a remarkably small surrounding area, virtually impossible with nuclear weapons. The new antitank weapons and bomb-resistant airplane shelters proved themselves in the October Israeli-Arab war. Like streakers, goldfish swallowers, panty raiders, flagpole sitters, bankers, doctors and scientists, American's top military strategists are subject to fads. Nuclear weapons are one such fad. Make no mistake. Nuclear weapons are essential for the defense of this country and Europe, just as computers are essential for modern business. But the worship of computers has become so great that numbers of businesses have gone broke because they "computerized" where they should not have. Today, because of the mystique surrounding nuclear weapons, they have at times been installed in tactical defensive roles for which they are not suited, to the detriment of our security and that of our allies. Nuclear weapons in the right place to do the right job are needed in Europe along with conventional forces. But today the balance is all wrong. Church Unity By Don Oaklev i / !/ \ // \ In an era marked by divisiveness, it is heartening to observe efforts by the nation's two major Presbyterian church groups to heal the wounds of a century of division. A reunification plan five years in preparation has now been set in motion by governing bodies of the United Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. The churches divided at the start of the Civil War in 1861. By now the Southern branch, the Presbyterian Church in the U.S., has around 900,000 members and the United Presbyterians have some 2.7 million. The common interests of both would be well served by combining as one denomination. Considerable time must pass before this can come about. Legislative action on the reunification plan will not be taken until the 1976 assemblies after two years of local study, and then will follow the process of ratification by presbyteries. The important thing is that the movement toward unity has begun in a promising atmosphere of reconciliation. It is a hopeful sign in our society. Barbs Bury grudges, but don't make maps as to where. The early birds get the word — just what any dope deserves who gets up before dawn. Pedestrians get the quickest rundowns on traffic statistics. Reason we haven't heard of the Loch Ness monster recently: he's away, looking for a she-serpent. Recall when the crank was in the trunk instead of behind the wheel? Playing politics is what too many do rather than to work at it.

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