Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on July 23, 1974 · Page 10
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 10

Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 23, 1974
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U.S.-Soviet Detente in Action: Is Space Partner ship Breaking Down? ».. *itr«» i i ri * _. m. M - A : j _ ri. : An of m r\ c r\h n t»n f/i»» f !•»« _:_ iiii.t_t.l_..i>. ««**•••»* __. _ ^™* . .... .^""^ • • K <* • _..IA_ By NEA-London Economist News Service LONDON - (LENS) - The glumness with which Americans in the space business contemplate the prospect of a link- up in orbit with the Russians next year deepened with each day that the crew of Salyut 3 spent in space. If this is how the Russians intend to handle what is meant to be a joint space project with the Americans, the partnership does not promise to be easy. A team of Americans is in Russia now, training for the simultaneous space shots that will put an Acting on Student Swindlers By William J. Scherle (Fifth District Congressman) Congress is making a house call to cure a most disturbing malady in the federal loan program for medical and dental students. Frequent cases have come to light through a GAO study of young health professionals flagrantly abusing low-interest loans and scholarships meant to finance their educations. A long list of offenses begins with the Baylor University med student who was granted a $1,000 loan to pay for his girlfriend's abortion. Another, a saddle-happy equestrian and part-time dental student in Illinois, threw $600 into fodder for his horse — the money had come from a federal loan. While many struggling students balanced onerous medical studies with part-time jobs, some of their craftier counterparts were shuffling off to Europe with $1,000 in tour money, courtesy of Uncle Sam. Originally, the Health Professions Student Assistance Program was designed by Congress to bolster opportunities for low or middle income students wishing to enter the medical field. A side-line goal was to lure doctors to geographic areas with sparse health care. But ambiguous definitions of need blurred the distinction between those truly dependent on financial aid and the well-heeled. Loans reportedly went to applicants whose parents were in the $50,000 a year income bracket with net worths as high as $820,000. Overlaps in scholarships and loans further tipped the balance, rewarding some students with multiple grants while others went empty-handed. Excess funds in many cases led to padded school year budgets — at UCLA Medical School, one young finagler budgeted $18,680 for the year, spending American and a Russian crew into the same orbit. They learned that the Russians had sent men up to Salyut 3 only when the rest of the world did, through the normal news services. The Americans suspect that the Russians are trying out a number of modifications that will be crucial if a Soviet space capsule is to be able to dock with an American one. These include: — A fit-anything docking collar developed by the Americans about which the Russians were enthusiastic when they were shown the design at Houston; three times as much tor housing and four times as much for transportation as his college cronies. It is disheartening that student swindlers are literally jeopardizing the entire program, making even bonafide needs suspect. They are squandering the hard-earned dollars of Americans who proudly back medical progress, many of whom never had the educational benefits now made possible. Students who think the world owes them a living quash future opportunities for the thousands of worthy medical students. Congress is proud of its role is assuring aid for deserving recipients, but it will not tolerate the unchecked chicanery of a few individuals who do not abide by their moral obligations. The House has these problems under a microscope and is acting to quarantine abuses before they become an epidemic. -0- Like the orphaned Oliver Twist, small business is hungry for more . . . more Congressional attention to its unique and pervasive problems. At present, no single committee remedies the dilemmas faced by small business. Many of my colleagues and I feel that this sector's size and economic impact dictate the creation of a full standing committee on small business in Congress. Well over 96 per cent of all American businesses are small firms and they contribute 43 per cent of our Gross National Product. Yet, jurisdiction for small business affairs is scattered to a number of committees with no real interplay. At one point, the Banking and Currency subcommittee charged with vital Small Business Administration measures had not even met for six years. No committee exists to insure small firms of their fair share of government contracts. No full committee has consolidated the issues which confront small business — they remain a tangled web. In addition to clearing away the legislative cobwebs, a — An atmosphere for the space capsule that is closer to that used by the Americans, who breathe a 60-40 oxygen- nitrogen mixture during launch but pure oxygen in space. The Russians have always worked on normal air, or 78 per cent nitrogen. The Americans have suggested that both teams should use a 50-50 nitrogen-oxygen mix for the flight; — Some means for the cosmonauts to stabilize the attitude of their spacecraft. The Americans were appalled to discover that the Russians relied wholly on spin stabilizing and there was small business committee with full authority could challenge the improper trade practices which plague free enterprise. Competing interests on the Judiciary Committee have drawn the fight away from anti-trust enforcement. As a result, conglomerates have preyed increasingly on small enterprise. Big business has crept into every corner of the market. A gradual suffocation precious little their crews t t modified Iowa Bookshelf Edited By Mary Ann Riley CITY OF CAIN, By Kate Wilhelm, (Little Brown and Co., $6.95) This is the sort of contemporary novel which one would expect the jacket blurb to describe as "a psychological thriller." The fact that the publisher didn't is to their credit. It is et in Washington, D.C., and concerns a young physicist, wounded in Vietnam by a shell fragment in his head, who is convalescing at the home of his brother, a potentially powerful senator who is on his way up politically. The tragi-hero, Peter Roos, sufferes increasingly severe headaches, which leave him with unnaturally acute hearing and the seeming ability to read other people's minds. None of that seems so terrible until he finds out, through a series of encounters with a former professor, old girlfriend, various politicans and people in the power structure, about a proposal before the senate. The senate committee, headed by his brother, is proposing to build a secret underground complex to house the nation's defense capabilities in the event of nuclear attack. A handful of persons know the real purpose behind the proposal — an underground city that would serve as a testing ground for scientists to experiment on many things other than advanced weaponry — mainly human programming and preconditioning. The author builds the story could do about it. American crews have batteries of gas jet stabilizers at their disposal which they use continuously. The Russians appeared to be impressed by American arguments that docking would be unnecessarily difficult if the cosmonauts did not have similar devices, but are apparently in no hurry to confirm or deny that this is what they are doing. They have been consistently unforthcoming. A team of cosmonauts training in America was abruptly recalled just before the launch of the last Skylab crew last of small competing firms means loss of livelihood to owners and swelling prices for consumers. In garnering support for a full business committee, my colleagues and I visualize purposeful and direct legislative answers to the cries of small enterprises, and those answers will translate into economic strength and vigor for the nation. -0- Times Herald, Carroll, la. Tuesday, July 23, 1974 10 to prevent a year. If the cosmonauts had gone to watch the launching as they had hoped, space etiquette would have required them to offer similar facilities to the Americans to see the cosmonaut launch. There is speculation in Houston that the Russians may have to carry out two or three more launches before they are ready for the flight with the Americans, since this is the first time they have put men in a Salyut since their Soyuz space craft was While there are a variety of social goblins ready to nip away at the well-being and independence of the elderly, perhaps the most worrisome are inflation, health, housing, and pensions. We have always had a special fondness for the elderly and have developed many friendships while working to cut government red tape that too often threatens to choke off federal services they need. repetition of the accident that killed three cosmonauts during re-entry two summers ago. Most officials of America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration regard the link-up as a dead end in every sense save the political. The docking is not intended to last for more than two days. It has no object beyond a we'll- have-drinks-at-your-place-to day-and-you'11-come-to-us- tomorrow exchange between crews. After the spacecraft have separated, the Americans plan to spend another week in Because they often must rely on a fixed income provided by Social Security, veterans or private pensions, economic security is probably the number one problem confronting older citizens. In an attempt to ward off inflation, Congress passed a bill to raise Social Security benefits by 7 per cent in March 1974 and by 4 per cent in June. Veterans dependency and indemnity compensation was space, during which they will rendezvous with the pow-dead Skylab and make a brief space walk to remove a bag of samples attached to one of its ribs. By then Skylab will have been in or bit for just over I'/z years, and the samples will provide some evidence of the effect on materials of prolonged exposure to space. This will be a more carefully controlled experiment than the chips that the Apollo 13 crew took off the Surveyor spacecraft near which they landed on the moon six years ago. Despite this, NASA is boosted too, by an average of 17 per cent effective May 1. My strong support for these measures coupled with my recent successful efforts to retain food stamp benefits for SSI recipients will hopefully assist older Americans preserve their financial independence. Several thousand senior citizens in Iowa live in public housing projects so we are especially proud of the fruits having some difficulty assembling adequate flight control teams for the job. All of a sudden, flight-toughened Apollo and Skylab controllers have discovered a hitherto unexpected interest in the space shuttle project, and are volunteering to join it so that they will not be available tor duty when the Russian link-up takes place. Strongarm methods have been needed to hold a sufficient number back for the job. (O The Economist of London of our labors in this area. Since becoming a member of the Appropriations Committee which sets funding levels for housing programs, I have been instrumental in obtaining over a thousand new housing units for Iowa with progress being made on some 4,000 additional units which now lie in the offing. We haven't forgotten the health needs of the elderly either. well and maintains the tension until the last sentence, which may leave the reader with more unanswered questions than before. — Norma Matthews. THE HAIR OF HAROLD ROUX, By Thomas Williams, (Random House, $7.95) This is a long, rich and deep novel, perhaps too complicated to make into a film, about a sensitive, forgetful but self-aware professor-novelist, Aaron Benham, whose present life is recorded in counterpoint to the novel he is writing set in a college town in the post World War II era. The protragonists name, Allard Benson, indicated autobiographical material in the novel but the hero is Harold Roux, war-veteran-student, whose "hair" is a poorly fitted wig; he, too, is writing a novel, one crafted of naive fantasy and romance. Then there is the bedtime story, intermittently inserted, that Professor Benham is telling his children. The device of these several story-lines running concurrently throughout the book is a clever one providing sufficient suspense so that the reader's interest never flags. One needs plenty of time to muse and ponder with the author about the complexities of faith, deceit, love and lust and violence both of the spirit and the flesh. The rewards of fine prose, as in the author's previous work, WHIPPLE'S CASTLE, are here for the mature and thoughtful fiction-lover. — Mary Ann Riley. 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