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Editorial- Signs of Surpl In Numerous us Seen Industries Zeroing In The years since World War H have witnessed an unbelievable expansion of America's industrial plant, which already had proved itself in war as the world's greatest. Now the question is being asked in some places whether perhaps the country may not be, temporarily at least, a little ahead of the game. In one of its special reports, U.S. News & World Report points out that after pouring 61 billion dollars into plant expansion and improvement in the past five years our industry has begun to show a good deal of surplus capacity. For example, the steel mills we have today can produce about 133 million tons of steel a year but the nation has never used more than 117 million tons in any year so far. If the automobile manufacturers pushed their schedules to the limit, they could roll out more than 11 million cars, trucks and buses in a year. But they never have and now their operations are far below that pace. The magazine's survey found some evidence of developing surpluses in such fields as cement, aluminum and paper, where shortages have been a plague most of the time since World War II. In the complex and varied chemical industry, numerous surpluses are reported. The oil companies are trying to hold output down to levels well below capacity. The pattern is not universal. But the evidence of ample unused Timet Herald, Car roll, Iowa 4% Monday, July IS, 1957 J) capacity is nevertheless striking. Producers are pot meeting the situation by flooding' the' -market with goods t »,at lgwerfd * prices. Tlidr mateBJ>ai ;4ttit }9 ^.coj(fr-tilto too : high.., fae$r>-rather than heavy demand' seems to account for much. of • -the ^upward push In prices. Though; demand.might well grow with lower prices land easier credit,' price -cuts at least dd not appear likely. Yet ittie of this is considered to spell gloom for the economy; Business generally is at high levels and expected to continue so. Booming population promises bigger markets tomorrow, regardless of. prices. Industrial expansion goes on, adding more and more to total capacity. % Capacity in many fields may be running ahead of output. But the distinguishing mark of the American businessman i3 that he. always confidently expects production to catch up. Yet, before he'll let that happen he'll expand again, against a still bigger day after tomorrow. Thoughts Thou didst say Woe is me now! for the Lord hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest. — Jeremiah 45:3. Great grief makes sacred those upon whom its hand is laid. Joy may elevate, ambition glorify, but sorrow alone can consecrate. — Horace Greeley. Disarmament Hopes Were Built on Flimsy Pretense By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) —Hopes for an arms limitation agreement with the Russians have now been given a not-unexpected setback at the five-power U. N. Disarmament subcommittee conference in London. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Valerian Zorin did not reject the entire American plan outright. He merely rejected the basic American proposal on which the whole , B. S. plflh is built. This plan has been presented by the American delegate, Harold Stassen, from June 20 through July 5. Its key is the proposal to ban nuclear weapon testing for 10 months in exchange for an agreement to stop production of all atomic and hydrogen weapons at the end of that period. Zorin rejected not only the American test ban. He also turned down a proposal made by Foreign Minister Selwyn Lloyd on behalf of the governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, France and the United States. This was to set up immediately a technical committee to design a foolproof system of inspection to check against nuclear weapons testing. This was a typical Russian reversal of form. In the past, the Russian position has always been that-controls and inspection were unnecessary. Then, on June IS, Zorin indicated that to move toward agreement the Russians would accept inspection posts in theSoviet Union, the United States;' Britain and Pacific areas to guard against nuclear .weapons testing. Zorin did not reply at this time to questions about whether the Russians would also agree to stop nucleate weapons production. But it was taken as an important concession that the Russians had at last accepted inspection—a key U. S. point. . This Was supported somewhat by Zorin's April 30 presentation to the London conference, in Which he outlined a Russian disarmament plan. This accepted in principle the necessity for safeguarding against surprise attack. Now he htis apparently rejected this whole concept. It is considered possible that Zorin's latest position in turning down the key American plan provision is merely a tactical move to enable him to re-present the Russian plan. The purpose in this case would be to make his plan the basis for future negotiations, instead of the U. S. plan. The Russian plan was first presented Nov. 17. It called for an immediate halt of nuclear weapon tests, destruction of nuclear weapon stockpiles within two years, a ban on their use thereafter. At the same time the Russians proposed a reduction in U. S., U.S.S.R. and Red Chinese armed forces to 2V4 million men within one year and to V6 million men within two years. Reduction of forces within NATO and Warsaw Pact countries was proposed. Military expenditures were to be cut proportionately. Here for the first time the Russians accepted President Eisenhower's proposal for "open skies'' inspection. They proposed it for an area 480 miles east and west of the Iron Curtain. On April 30, the Russians amended this provision to provide as areas of inspection Alaska and the western U. S. in exchange for eastern Siberia, western Europe in exchange for the satellite countries and a thin slice of western Russia. This was a lopsided offer in the Communists' favor. But it is typical of. the gimmicks put in most of their offers. : Yet this , was hailed in some quarters as a major concession by the Russians. First* because they had abandoned their previous demand that the U.S. give up its foreign bases, second because they had moved the center line for European inspection zones a little farther to the east. • DR. JORDAN SAYS * By 1QWIN P. JORDAN, M.O., Written f 0( NEA Service Outlook Grows Better for Angina Pectoris Victim$ —— Fortunately most of us do not anticipate unpleasant events, in- eluding illness. • Daily Times Herald Dally Except Sundays and Holiday* By The Herald Publishing Company • . 105 West Fifth Street ' Carroll. Iowa • JAMES W. WILSON. Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor Entered as second class matter at tbe pott office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act, Of March 3. 1879. Member of the Associated Pjress The Associated Press ts entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP...djs* Batches. Official Paper of County and City Subscription Rates By Carrier Boy Delivery In Carroll per „ M .-. f ,»» BY MA\l Carroll.^AdJoining ^Counties, gjn'hn Ca P rrollf 6 A'djotaln/ "Counties, per month „ ^ 1.2A Elsewhere In Iowa, yaar „,. —. 12.00 Elsewher* Jin Iowa, month.,...— 1.40 Outside Iowa, yeaiy.—15.00 Outside Iowa, IM However, this means, among other things, that readers,of this column do not as a rule become interested in a disorder, until they or someone near, to them have it. I presume it's for this reason that several people have inquired recently about angina.- pectoris, though I ha^ve written on this: subject many ttmes':befote. -\ AmongViiJlhe ^questionswhich confuse them is the relaUptjtship of angina peetqr'l• ,;,tfr «6ronary Uir6mbosls;W *$rv^ ; ** • A coronary >/thrombosis is a complete blocking of one of the blodd vessels supplying the heart, It is not the samp ai angina pectoris, though 'some people who have had a coronary thrombosis will also have symptoms of angina. . - ' »• The meaning of, the name of angina pectoris is;\ simply "pain In the chest." But It is applied by physicians to a condition in which insufficient amounts of blood are M€A Service, Wvc. flowing through the coronary arteries to the heart muscle. If these vessels develop spasms —or more commonly if the passageways are partly narrowed — there will be times when not enough blood passes through them. The needs of the heart muscle for blood are not satisfied, and the pain of angina pectoris develops. In typical instances, the pain is likely to be absent when the person with angina k. resting. Pain is usually first noticed when the heart is pumping rapidly as happens when exercising (climbing stairs or running for a bus, for example). Under such circumstances, the heart needs larger quantities of blood than it does when resting. The patient with angina may also have a feeling of anxiety, shortness of breath and cold, clammy sweating. A person who has angina pectoris must, therefore, learn how much exercise can be taken without producing symptoms. Many victims of angina learn how to live with their hearts and have little or no discomfort and are able to continue most of their activities. Indeed, the outlook for patients with angina is by no means unfavorable. The treatment of angina pectoris has likewise improved. The amount and nature of exercise which can be tolerated can be more closely calculated than in the past. Also, there are several drugs which will usually help the victim, though drugs do not cure the underlying cause A word should be said about surgery. Not every victim of angina is suitable for heart surgery, but it has been used with good results in some. SO THEY SAY I just want to spread a little sunshine. — Movie Producer Mike Todd, on giving party for 2,000 persons. * The military have a built-in bias against economizing. — Sen. Paul Douglas (D-Ill.). Drivers and traffic enforcement agencies now have demonstrated on two successive holidays that extra traffic volume and danger can be offset by extra care and effort. — National Safety Council President Ned Dearborn, on July 4 death toll falling below prediction. Our party will continue patiently and attentively to rectify the errors generated by the personality cult. — Former Soviet President Nikolai Shvernik, on Soviet purge. Remember Way Back When Nineteen Seven— Goecke Bros, are fitting up their basement and intend to put in a five and ten cent counter. Nineteen Seven- County Supt. W. J. Barloon delivered a lecture on "Worth, the J First Essential of Success" at the summer session of Highland Park College at Des Moines last Thursday., Nineteen Seven- Miss May Loomis of Manchester, who will have charge of the language room in the Carroll High School next year, accompanied by her mother, has taken up residence in the T. H. Crook property on North Adams Street. Nineteen Seven— A dangerous accident was narrowly averted Saturday morning wh, en Ray Derly, chauffeur for the large Luse touring car, drove the machine up close to Mrs. Joseph) Pietig Jr.'s horse and buggy at Main and Sixth Streets. When the horse became frightened, Mrs, Pietig jumped out of the buggy and received a severe scalp wound but to Ncoveriog. Bookmobile is Tribute To Woman Librarian HAGERSTOWN, Md. (ffl— About a thousand libraries on wheels daily distribute books up and down the dusty back roads of mid- 20th Century America. Once, there was but one. The year was 1905. An Allegheny farmer watched a high black wagon turn into his barn yard. He called: "Yer needn't stop here. We ain't got no use fer the dead wagon here." But the wagon- stopped. And afterwards it came again and again. The wagon with the deathlike exterior was the granddaddy of the bookmobile. v Fifty-two years later, about one in seven of the nation's 6,925 public libraries operates a bookmobile. Some, like Baltimore's huge Enoch Pratt Free Library, keep two on the road. Each mobile library is a monument to Mary L. Titcomb, who brought to the library field the pioneering spirit of her New England ancestors. Miss Titcomb, after duty in the public libraries of Concord, Mass,, and Rutland, Vt., became librarian of the new Washington County Free Library in mountainous western Maryland in 1901. She was determined that folks throughout the county should have library services. By the end of 1904, she had established 66 stations where people could pick up and leave books. The library janitor carried books to and from the pickup stations in a wagon. "We worked in this way for about a year," Miss Titcomb wrote later, "and then the obvious dawned upon us. 'Why not have a wagon built expressly for the purpose, and send out not only the cases (of books) but have our man call at houses most remote?" As Miss Titcomb saw it, the book wagon resembled "a sub- limited laundry wagon, or 'perhaps more nearly the ,old fashioned tin peddler's cart that used to delight me as a child in New England." On each of its high sides were shelves. In the body there was room for several cases of books. Sixteen routes covering 500 square miles of territory were laid out. The janitor, a Civil War veteran named Thomas, did the driving. For almost six years, the book wagon brought the library to the back country. Its work was suspended in August, 1910, when the wagon collided with a freight train at a crossing. When the extension work • was resumed in 1912 it went modern. A truck was purchased and transformed into the first bookmobile. . The fifth bookmobile was in operation when Miss Titcomb. still serving as librarian, died in 1932 at the age of 83. Last March, the Washington County Free Library put its seventh bookmobile to work. Its load of books probably is as valuable as the entire library's stock in 1905. And its 180 ; horsepower engine is exactly 90 times as powerful as its antecedent, the book wagon. Q — What numbers are assigned to the five longest U.S. highways? A—Highways longer than 3,000 miles are numbered 6, 20, 50, 30 and 40, respectively. Q — The figures of what three Confederate leaders are sculptured on Stone Mountain in Georgia? A — The memorial will be made up of three groups of figures. The first and second groups have been completed. The first consists of figures of General Leei General Jackson and Jefferson Davis on horseback, ready to review the army. 7%e4tafatefhtmt Why Blame Spoiled Child When It's Mother's Fault By MRS. MURIEL LAWRENCE The boy appeared to be about 11 —a sturdy youngster with a babyish, plump face. Behind him his tired - looking mother paid their fares—and turned to consider seat possibilities in our crowded bus. There was one near me. Propelling the boy, she paused beside it saying, "Go on—take it. Sit down." As he obeyed, she shifted the packages she was carrying to reach for the bracing rod over her head. Over the faces of her fellow passengers had come a strange look, an expression of cold curiosity. It was directed at the child. You could actually feel the wave of hostility toward the unburdened boy sitting beside his standing, burdened mother. Suddenly the woman beside me burst Into angry whispering. "Isn't that some sight?" she said. "The kid sits; the mother stands. What a brat ..." . Did the mother notice the other passengers' antagonism toward her son? I don't think so. The oversolicitous parent Is never aware of the dislike we feel fqr her coddled child. She doesn't want to know about it, What she wants above all else is to make the child appear more fortunate than she is. She must get our sympathy at any cost. So she gives him all the advantages—the bus seat, the breast of the chicken, the new shoes she needs herself. Her wish for these advantages is nothing compared to her driving need to make him seem to be abusing her. She has to make a careful point of ignoring the dislike we feel for the child as a spoiled, self-centered brat. Were our hate of him to register with her, she might have to look at the truth behind her apparent generosity — the fact that she abuses him. Naturally her child seems babyish and demanding. His helplessness has been cultivated as his mother's stock-in-trade. If he weren't helpless and demanding, she couldn't use him to show us how much she has to do for him —and make us deliver that all- important sympathy. We all seek prestige. Sometimes like cavemen struggling over the bloody tld-bit sizzling over their fire, we'll kill each other for It, Not by the honest club, but by our unknown hunger for admiration. We'll deny our child any experience of his own generosity to feed our craving to be admired as generous—and maintain him in permanent infancy. 1 German Scientists Win Influence at Huntsville By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent Huntsville, Ala. — (NEA) - Bill Kling, nicknamed "the hot dog king" is the biggest, most successful meat packer in the area with an uncanny eye for spotting new markets. So it was natural that when 135 German families moved to town in 1950 Bill automatically saw this as a chance to make and sell German sausage. The Germans were scientists .who had developed the V-2 rockets and had been brought to America by the U. S. Army. They'd been working at Ft. Bliss, Tex., and had been transferred to nearby Red-stone Arsenal for a new secret guided missile project. For more than a month Bill did some sly market research among the newcomers but finally concluded to a friend, "I guess they're already too American to want German sausage." Intcrgrate Selves Since then, every citizen of Huntsville has come to that same conclusion, consciously or unconsciously. These energetic Germans have become American citizens and integrated themselves in this southern community in a manner which has made some unique changes in the town and in their own lives. The trial of Col. John Nickerson demonstrated just how much influence they have won in the community. Nickerson was court-mar­ tialed for leaking missile secrets to the press. And two of the chief witnesses in his defense were Dr. Wernher von Braun, top rocket scientist at Redstone and Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger, the No. 2 man. When these men ardently supported Nickerson and defended his action in court, any lingering doubts about the Colonel's deed were ended in Huntsville. The townsfolk accepted the words of these German-Americans as final. Their testimony weighed heavily with the Court in getting Nickerson the relatively light sentence of a year's delay in rank, a $1,500 fine and an official reprimand. Cultural Boost "What the Germans have done is give a sleepy, southern courthouse town a cultural and intellectual shot in the arm," says a native. And then? is ample evidence to support his belief. On the inspiration of the German-Americans the town has organized a - 65-man symphony orchestra and a large chorus. Performances are of professional caliber. At their urging the University of Alabama offers extension courses here in such things as advanced math and nuclear physics. They've gotten community support behind the construction of a new observatory which has the whole town, from Boy Scouts to the DAR. star gazing. The contribution of the German- Americans is more than cultural. A network of four-lane highways gives wonderful access to the Arsenal and the heavy north-south interstate traffic, without disturbing city traffic. Road Scheme The road scheme was the contribution of Hannes Luehrsen, a city planner in Berlin before the war, and now in charge of plant facilities at the Arsenal. He has just come up with a new plan for modernizing the husiness section of Huntsville, which has the town buzzing. » A new, modern, beautiful Lutheran Church which they have built has become a city showplace. When this group arrived seven years ago many of them bought lots on the side of a beautiful mountain with a picturesque view of the countryside They've' built comfortable but conservative homes, considering that most of them are in the $15,000 per year bracket. Not Parochial But this hasn't' made them a cloistered social entity. Almost any large or small social function will find some of them present. They're active members of all the civic groups. Some of their children have married into old-line Huntsville families, with the approval of all concerned. The German accent lingers strong among the parents, but the kids are drawling you- allers. In his testimony in the Nicker­ son case Dr. von Braun made a statement which probably expressed a unanimous sentiment of the group: "We've'all had offers of more money to work elsewhere but we've resisted because we couldn't have as much fun any place else." Sanitation in Milk Coolers Costs Money Sanitation of bulk tank milk coolers becomes economically important for Carroll County dairymen who use them especially when an investment in a bulk tank costs anywhere from $2,000 to $4,500, County Extension Director W. H. Brown warned dairymen Saturday. "If cleanliness la not assured by proper methods," he said, "all the advantages of bulk tanks over other systems are lost and the dairyman will still be producing low-grade milk." Here is a step-by-step method recommended by Extension Dairyman V. H. Nielsen of Iowa State College for making sure your bulk tank cooling system continues to be a sound investment: „ 1. Rinse all equipment thoroughly with tap water immediately after you use it. This is usually done by the hauler. This gets rid of all milk before it dries on the surface, 2. Then clean with hot water and a commercial dairy equipment cleaner. But be sure to use the cleaner as the maniifacturer recommends. Also see, to it that the cleaning solution covers all surfaces. 3. Remove all milkstones — or solid deposits — as soon as they appear. You can use a brush with acid cleaner or a commercial milkstone remover. Again, follow manufacturer's instructions carefully. 4. After cleaning the equipment, rinse it thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove the detergent. Then rinse with hot water (160 degrees to 180 degrees) and let it dry. 5. Then just before filling the tank or using other equipment again, sanitize with a commercial preparation. If yon use it as .directed, it won't flavor the milk. Dairymen' are ofteq confused about rinsing instructions for sanitizers, Nielsen reports. Generally, rinsing is advised when products are used as detergents and there is no rinsing instructions when they are used as sanitizers. Much of the minunderstanding is due to I reading only a portion of the in ' structions. May End Ban on '; Newsmen in China WASHINGTON WP) — The State Department reportedly is planning to end its ban on the travel of U.S. newsmen into Red China. Secretary of State Dulles, it was learned Sunday, may announce a new administration decision on the controversial issue next weekend. He meets Thursday with several leaders in the newsgathering and publishing fields in an effort to get their , backing for a compromise plan for China news coverage. The question of U.S. newsmen being barred from travel to China has been a major problem for Dulles for months. In August 1956, thp. Peiping regime lifted a seven- year ban on U.S. reporters, and gave 15 newsmen permission to enter that country. But the State Department said such travel would violate U.S. policy. Subsequently." three American newsmen defied the ban. Dulles has gradually retreated from his original firm stand. He and his advisers apparently now prefer a plan to allow coverage of Red China by representatives of newspapers and news services which covered the country before the Communists took over. 47TH ANNUAL PICNIC MASON CITY MV-Between 3,500 and 4,000 persons attended the 47th annual picnic of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Rebekah Assembly of Iowa here Sunday. Two Picriicst ....... r, •, Scheduledby Farm Bureau Two picnics are In store'for' Farm Bureau families during the)' month of August. The first will be a picnic meeting of the board of directors, to which members of their families are invited, in the Graham Park shelterhouse, Monday night, Au* gust 5. A picnic supper will be) served at 6:30 p.m. Members of the board of directors include Leslie M. Fielder, president; Henry Huegerich, vfee president; Vic Jons, secretary; Walt Staiert, treasurer; Frank West, voting delegate; Mrs. Agnes Wiedemeyer, women's chairman; Bob Steffes, RYP delegate; Vernon Noelck, Arcadia township; Leonard Riesberg, Eden; Gene Wiese, Ewoldt; Leo Loeifler, Glidden; John Riedesel, Grant; Roger Snyder, Jasper; Kenneth N e e s, Kniest; Lawrence Venner, Maple River; Alvin Hoffman, Newton; Bob Broich, Pleasant Valley; George Slocum, Richland; Norbert Rupiper, Roselle; Harry Wenck, Sheridan; Charles Moore, Union; Forrest Wiese, Washington; and Wilbert Lussman, Wheatland. Plans are nearing completion for the annual Carroll County Farm Bureau picnic, to whifth families of all members are invited, in Graham Park, Thursday, August 15. The following assignments of responsibilities have been made: Softball game between the RYP and All-Stars — Lloyd Drees, Richard Fiedler, Merlin Wittrock, Kenneth Nees, Roger Snyder and Leonard Riesberg; horseshoe pitching — Bob Pottebaum and Jim Gehling; pie eating contest- Kenneth Nees, Frank West and George Slocum; tug of war—Walt Staiert and Alvin Hoffman; water balloon race — Bob Steffes, Lloyd Drees and Ronnie Wittrock; nail pounding contest — Merlin Loew, Phyllis and Jean Wernimont, Marlin Bauer and Jenny Huegerich; laundry hang — Mrs. Frank West; slipper kick — Mrs. Leo Loeffler; cup and bottle race — Mrs. Lowell Schleisman; handkerchief race — Mrs. Ed Behrens; 50-yard dash>— Bob Gehling' and Leon Riesberg; sack race — Earl Pottebaum and Vincent Gross; Louise Gross and Susan Bierl; penny dig — Rita Pottebaum and Alitta Gehling; sack race for beys —Earl Pottebaum, Vince and Louise Gross and Susan Bierl; wheelbarrow race — Roman Starman, Francis and Richard Fiedler; softball throw — Bob Steffes, Lloyd Drees, Ronnie WjUrock, Mary Louise Pottebaum, Rita Haberl, Arlene Steffes and Lois Bauer. See a Record Park Attendance . HOLLYWOOD (*) — Bud Abbott and Lou Costello—the funnymen who broke up audiences with the classic and confounding discussion of "who's on first?"—have broken up themselves. . Costello, the rolly-poly part-fall- er of the famous comedy team, said Sunday that straight man Abbott has settled down on a ranch near Santa Barbara and decided not to do any more work for awhile. There was no fight involved in the breakup, Lou said. It's just that Abbott is getting along—he's 61 now, 10 years older than Lou —and wants to get out of the act and spend his time developing a stable of thoroughbred horses, Costello said a renewal of the old partnership would be "up to Abbott," but there appears little possibility of such a development. With. Abbott out,. Lou is through as a team man. MAYTAG 'FOUNDER'S' DAY NEWTON m — A program Sunday night here commemorated the 100th birthday anniversary of F. L. Maytag, founder of the Maytag Co. who died in 1937. KOREAN TO BE GUEST DAVENPORT UP> — Mrs. Oknah Kim Lah of Seoul, Korea, national director of the Girl Scouts of Korea since 1953, is expected to arrive here Tuesday as a guest of the River Bend Girl Scout CounciL She is on an American tour to observe Girl Scout and Brownie activities. THREE TOP CITI7ENS OF HUNTSVILLE: Sliihlin<r-r. and Dr. Wernher yon- Left to right, Dr. Martin Schilling, Dr. Ernst also top missile wen at, ~~ . ...... •••• ; , • •:• • , 5, if;,

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