Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on July 30, 1957 · Page 8
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Carroll, Iowa
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Editorial— Parliamentary Procedure Often Becomes Confusing Whether by design or otherwise votes taken in the Congress and other legislative assemblies can frequently cause confusion. Parliamentary procedure provides for extensive preliminary debate and perhaps numerous roll calls on amendments or points of order are injected to test the situation and reveal some indication as to the probable outcome of an official final vote on the main question. Not infrequently a measure might actually be killed, for all intents and purposes, by a vote on an amendment. And unless more than ordinary care is exercised, anyone setting out to determine how a particular representative or senator stood on a certain measure an entirely incorrect conclusion might be reached. A good example was the recent action in the House of Representatives concerning federal aid for schools. Five of Iowa's representatives were recorded as voting "aye" on the final roll call on the measure that would have provided federal funds for schools. But . these congressmen, all Republicans, Jensen, Hoeven, LeCompte, Talle and Gross, weren't supporting passage, of the measure. Their "aye" votes were on a motion to strike the enacting clause which would kill the bill. The complete vote on the motion was 208 to 203. a very close outcome to a votal roll call on some of the most significant legislation proposed during the current session of Congress. The remaining three members of the Iowa delegation in the house, Republicans "Cunningham and Schwengel, and this sixth district's Democrat Coad, voted "no" 8 timet Herald, Carroll, lews Tuesday, July 30, 1957 Breakfast Food on the motion to strike. TJius it can only be assumed these three favored passage of the measure which would have provided some one and a half billion dollars in federal funds for the building of schools in areas of the nation where citizens appear not sufficiently interested in doing the job for themselves. Without going further into the merits or demerits of the federal school aid bill, now a dead duck so fas as this session of Congress is concerned, it is noteworthy that a majority of the Iowa delegation were in opposition to the legislation advocated by President Eisenhower. Too, it should be noted in this area Congressman Coad, the sixth district representative and the lone Democrat from Iowa, joined the remaining two lowans in favoring federal school aid. At least that is the official record on the bill so far as it went, although it became unnecessary to take a vote on final passage of the measure. And while any Iowa congressman might well contend he never was called to vote on final passage of the bill, all of them are most definitely on record as to their stand in the action which proved certain death for the legislation this term. Thoughts These are the commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.—Leviticus 27:34. All the good of which humanity is capable is comprised in obedience.'—J. Stuart Mill. Roughneck Name-Calling Is Not Worth the Effort By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON - (NEA) Senate Democratic Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas rose and congratulated his distinguished colleagues of both parties the other day for their high level and statesmanlike debate on civil rights. This was observing the best traditions of the Senate. Taking this tip from his leader, Oklahoma's Sen, Bob Kerr stood up on his hind legs a few hours later and declared that no man could help President Eisenhower with his fiscal policies "because one cannot do that without brains and he does not have them." , Later Kerr sought to change the record to make it read, "without fiscal brains, and he does not have them." This caused Republican Sen. Homer Capehart of Indiana to ob­ ject'and let the original insult stand, as uttered. To this Senator Kerr replied in effect that it was only Senator Capehart who had no brains at all and that he .was a bag of wind besides. Capehart won the round, however; and the galleries applauded him when he declared, "I would rather be a friend of the President of the United States, with no brains, than be a friend of the senator from Oklahoma with brains." Capehart further declared that Kerr could call him anything he pleased because he 'wasn't afraid of the Oklahoman. Whereupon Kerr got in the last word by quoting his father to the effect that, "They that know nothing, fear nithing." This may be snappy repartee in trie oil fields. But it reflects no credit on the senator from Oklahoma, even if he is a multi-millionaire and was born in a log cabin. It is an old trick in rough and tumble politics that when a debater can't win an argument on logic, he calls his opponent a dirty name. This is supposed to demolish him. « More often than not, however, name-calling merely exposes the weakness of the name-caller. "Give 'em ...." Harry Truman was always a great one at pasting labels on his opponents. In a more restrained and polite manner, Sen. Harry F. Byrd has used this technique during the civil rights debate against Chief Justice Earl Warren and Atty. Gen. Herbert Brownell Jr. Byrd called Warren "the modern Thaddeus Stevens" and declared the civil rights legislation would make the attorney general an "American Caesar." Stevens, a post-Civil War congressman from Pennsylvania, wrote legislation that sent federal troops into the South to enforce the emancipation laws. Senate Minority Leader William Knowland of California and other Republicans arose at once to defend the chief justice and the attorney general. But some political mud always sticks. Smears are usually answered or an attempt is made to cover them up by other smears. The notable exception is that neither the President nor the chief justice has descended to personal abuse of their critics in this civil rights controversy, on fiscal policy or any other. For that they errierge the bigger men. likely to be excessive. In many cases the general health does not seem to suffer. People have been known to live with diabetes insip­ idus for 50 years; some spontaneous recoveries have taken place. The location of the trouble is fairly well known. It is agreed that the source lies in a specific portion of the brain. Irritation or injury of this region will act on an area of the pituitary gland, reduce its hormone production and produce the symptoms of diabetes in­ sipidus. If a specific cause, such as a tumor of the pituitary is found, surgery may be attempted. If not, the administration of hormone obtained from the pituitary gland usually brings relief of symptoms which may last for many hours. These treatments, however, have 1 to be repeated and do not bring about a permanent cure. Thus, except for those who can be treated surgically, diabetes in­ sipidus is likely to remain a serious problem. Bible Comment- Prophets, Priests and Kings SO THEY SAY This national policy ("tight money-high interest") js the national result of the political philosophy of the Republican party, which consistently favors big corporations as against the small businessman and the needs of our families. — New York Gov. Averell Harriman. I really should have let him (Alderman William B. Robertson) have it, I guess. But you know me, I'm actually a lover, not a fighter. — Mayor Paul Egan of Aurora, HI., arrested for punching fellow city council member. He (unidentified truck driver) must have been just plain nuts (to make $300 worth of long distance calls); — Service station operator Clarence Wehdiing of Springfield, 111., on driver who phoned from his station for 36 hours. I never give farewell parties', I expect people to give them for me. — Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson. • DR. JORDAN SAYS * >y BDWIN P. JOWDAN, M.D., Written fer NSA Service Same Name Is Shared By Unrelated Diseases One of our more curious diseases Is the subject of several inquiries. One from Mrs. E. asks for some Information concerning the symptoms and course of diabetes insip- Daily Times Herald Dally Except Sundays and Holidays By The Herald Publishing Company 108 West Filth Street Carroll, lows JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor Kntered as second class matter at the post office at Carroll, Iowa, under the let of March 3, 1878. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press Is entitled e* cluslvely to the use for republication WW%» local news PrinfetTin thU newspaper as w«U as all KP dispatches. Offici&l Paper of County and City Subscription Rate* t» Carrier, Boy T>riivery . "Jfol &mHi pfe SMJ£ .f M Wttvm \ IS -410 00 i.aa 13.00 mm oW ?I«~Z jdus and whether there is a eure and if it is common. It is not common in the usual sense of the word. Probably the principal symptom of diabetes in­ sipidus is excessive thirst asso- iated with the passage of extremely large quantities of urine. Unlike the more common diabetes mellitus, the urine does not contain excessive quantities of sugar. Actually the two diseases, though sharing part of the same name, are probably unrelated. Diabetes insipidus is somewhat more frequent in young people and males, A family tendency to the disease has been suggested as responsible in the majority of cases, but the exact method of inheritance is not always clear. The symptoms usually develop gradually, although sudden onsets have been reported. A victim may pass nearly four gallon* of urine In 24 hours. The inconvenience of this disease is obvious. The appetite is likely to be normal, which is different from that in the common form -of, sugar diabetes in which hunger !• .John Ketch. England's first public hangman, was appointed in 1663, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.D. The Old Testament Books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles offer a great deal in the history of Israel that is interesting for the sociologist and student of political institutions, in addition to their moral and religious teachings. Various democracies have settled, or attempted to settle, great questions concerning kings and rulers in their own way. There is also the question of the rule of priests, or religious leaders, the so-called theocracies, that at various tjmes have been attempted and that mostly have failed. The direct rule of God through self-appointed agencies. I think it might be said, has failed, though the agents may have been deeply sincere. The Plymouth Pilgrims, who might have attempted such a theocracy, gave their colony a very human basis in the Compact they drew up in the Mayflower. New England might have been spared the shame of various persecutions, particularly of Baptists and Quakers, if the later colonists had had respect for a similar pact. The outstanding examples of the attempted rule of a prophet and priest is in the case of Samuel in Israel. There can be no doubt of the fact that he was a strong, noble, and dedicated leader. He was born to the praying Hannah, who kept her vow to devote him to the service of the Lord. He grew up in the temple under the watchful guidance of Eli, the high priest, and evidently escaped the scandal, and corruption of Eli's sons, though. his own sons turned out badly (Samuel 8:1-5). Their rascality had much to do with the demand of the people for a king. It is noteworthy that this de- rrfand came when Samuel was old. It is also noteworthy that Samuel regarded the demand as a distinct repudiation of divine rule. He warned the people in prophetic words that might well stand as an indictment of what kings to a great extent have been. See Samuel 8:10-18 for those devastating words. The power of kings has been greatly curtailed, especially in our own time. Under so-called limited monarchy the rule of oarliament and people has become firmly established in Great Britain. My own life has been lived in equal portions in Canada and the United States, and I have had unusual opportunity for observing the working of democracy on both sides of the border. In the main, the impact of public opinion upon legislation is, I think, stronger in the United States, but the control of the Canadian people on their government is more immediately direct and effective. But the great, important fact is that out of the rule of kings and the attempted rule of priests and zealots during the course of history, here in the North American democracies we have developed the principle of the separation of church and state. That does not mean that we are godless or irreligious people, but that we value both religious and civil liberties enough to maintain governmental powers under which both can be preserved. This is a long way from the time of Samuel, but nevertheless much of the roots of modern democracy were in ancient Israel. The conception of the commonwealth was there. The Canary Islands were named for their many large dogs from the Latin "canis" for "dog." Meat packers get about 71 pounds of edible pork products from each 100 ocunds of live hog purchased from farmers. Remember Way Back When Nineteen > Seven—> Mrs. Addie Russell • Kingman is moving into her new home on Adams Street opposite the schoolhouse. Nineteen Seven- Miss Anna B. Wieland of Chicago is home to spend her vacation. Saturday she went up to Lake View to join other members of the family in the Wieland cottage at Lakewood. Nineteen Seven— From all indications Fifth Street from Adams to Main and Main Street from Fifth to Seventh will be practically unfit for travel during the.remainder of the year unless some lively work is done by the sewer contractor. Nineteen Seven- Saturday afternoon Helen Beiter Land Aimee podge were on their way to a party given by Elizaheth Pane, northeast of town, when a breeching strap gave way on the horse Miss > Belter was driving, causing him to become frightened and run away. Both girls escaped Injury hut. the buggy was somewhat the worse for the accident. Q—May the United States Treasury accept gifts from Individuals for a specific purpose? A—Yes, Congress has empowered the Secretary of the Treasury to receive such contributions. Q—How widely Is poison Ivy distributed , throughout t h e United States? A—From southern Canada through most of the United States and parts of northern Mexico. Q—Are Moslems required to remove their shoes before entering a mosque? A—Yes. Q—What is considered te be the most useful plant in the world? A—Probably the Palmyra palm of India and Ceylon which is estimated to have 800 different uses. Q—Is St. Lawrence Island In Canada? A—No, II is In the Bering Sea, 118 miles west of Alaska. Tidy Older Women to Insure a Happy Old Age Every middle-aged woman ought to study older wOmen so she can begin the self-discipline necessary to make her the kind of woman who meets old age with courage arid good "cheer. If she looks and listens and tries to figure out why this older woman is"^ happy and why that one Is cheerless, she will learn more than she could in any other way about the art of living. A few facts are sure to become clear to her as she studies older women. One is that the happy older women "do" for themselves as long as they are able. They have an independence of spirit that keeps them doers instead of lean-, ers. Another fact she will discover is that the happy older woman doesn't stubbornly resist change and talk .about the good old {jays but accepts the world as it U and young people as they are. She will also notice that the happy older woman overlooks dis­ appointment instead of looking for it. She doesn't dwell on unpleasantness or expect too much of family or friends. She has a live-and-let live philosophy that extends even to those who are near and dear to her. And always the really happy older woman has a deep religious faith. Study Unhappy, Toe From the unhappy older woman she can learn a lot, too, She can learn what she must not do if she wants younger people to enjoy her company, if she wants to keep her friends and if she wants her life to be as rewarding as it was in her younger years Any middle-aged woman who will take the trouble to study both the happy and the unhappy older women she knows will be doing a great deal toward becoming a happy .person in her own .old age, The triumphs and defeats are there to study, if she is. wise enough to realize that the time, to learn how to be a happy older person is long before old age comes. UU rfchta reserved, MBA teryU)*, UMJ H of fa's 2nd Round With Senate Could Determine Labor Ring Future By DOUGLAS LARSEN •WASHINGTON '- (NEA) Jimmy Hoffa's first-round victory over the Senate committee investigating labor unions finds him feeling stronger than when he started the fight. At least that's how the teamster union vice president analyzes his acquittal on charges of planting a spy on the committee staff. And there are plenty of experts who agree with him. His upcoming second round with the committee now. bec6mes crucial. It could determine Hoffa's future in the labor ring. It starts with the committee's probe of the extent to which gangsters and racketeers have moved into labor unions in New York City. "Mr. Hoffa's troubles are far fr£n ended," said Sen. Irving M. Ives (R-N.Y.), vice chairman of the Senate group, when he heard of the acquittal. "He has not as yet even appeared before the Senate select committee, but I anticipate that he will," Ives predicted. Dio Expose One of the next goals of the committee, headed by Sen. John L. McClellan (D-Ark,), will be to try to expose the full activities of the notorious Johnny Dio in New York's union affairs. Hoffa's associations with Dio will be fully aired in the process. Dio is under indictment for a part in planning the acid-throwing which blinded labor columnist Victor Riesel. Dio has also just been found guilty of conspiracy and bribery in a plot to extort $30,000 from t w o electroplating firms in exchange for a guarantee of labor peace. Dio has spent time in Sing Sing prison for extortion. Hoffa has been seen in friendly conversation with Dio in New York. The committee will seek to determine just how palsy-walsy they really are. The committee will also be looking into so-called "paper locals" set up by the teamsters in New York, apparently involving Hoffa and Dio. It is claimed that these non-existent locals were set up to strengthen the union position of N. Y. teamster official John J. O'Rourke. JIMMY HOFFA AFTER VICTORY) New troubles He ahead. Close Associate O'Rourke is a close associate of Hoffa, in spite of the fact that Hoffa's bailiwick in the teamsters union is supposed to be the Mid- West. These alleged paper locals were set up ijy Dio, who is a long-time close friend of O'Rourke. Both Dio and Hoffa are expected to be called to testify on these matters. Their relationships and possible business dealings should make interesting testimony, committee spokesmen predict. On numerous occasions in the past Hoffa left his Detroit headquarters to go to New York to become embroiled in some of the violent longshoremen's rows there. The committee will be looking into Hoffa's reasons for this activity. Hoffa, his supporters and some of his enemies say that the committee's efforts cannot keep him from winning the presidency of the powerful teamsters union. This will be decided at the union's international convention at Miami in September. Beck Out President Dave Beck decided not to try for the job again following the committee's sensational exposure of his unorthodox use of union funds for profitable personal investments. After Beck's announcement that he was through as the union's boss, and before Hoffa's acquittal, three teamster vice presidents eagerly announced themselves as candidates. They are Thomas L. Hickey of New York, John T. O'Brien of Chicago and Joseph J. Diviny of San Francisco. Einar O. Mohn, administrative vice president of the union in Washington, has been mentioned as possible successor to Beck but has not announced openly that he was a candidate. The success of these candidates depends on how much damage the committee does to Hoffa in the coming hearings. Steel Slump Slight; Orders Are Picking Up By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK UrV-The steel industry thinks it has hit bottom in a fall that left few bruises. The production slump has been relatively slight and orders are picking up, with high hopes held for a substantial increase in demand from that important customer, the auto industry. Profits Up Pleasant for steel stockholders are the profit reports on the first half of this year Two out of every three of the nation's steel companies show earnings after taxes topping those in the same period of 1956- Rarely have the Income statements of the steel industnj had closer scrutiny, because of all the hullabaloo over inflation — and particularly the guessing on whether higher wages and higher prices even each other out on the profit and loss sheet. The steel industry has operated in the first six months of 1957 on a basis of higher wages and prices than a year ago. The second half will be figured on a still higher level — labor costs and steel prices having gone up July 1. The biggest company, United States Steel, will report Tuesday, but already 23 others have announced earnings after taxes for the first six months. Nine of them have slipped below last year's figures. Combined they show profits of $283,535,299, compared with $275.415,500 in the same period of 1956, a gain of 3 per cent. Comparison figures in the last six months of this year seem sure to be much more striking, al though far less accurate, since the steel strike that started July 1. 1956, twisted statistics of the steel industry out of kilter tor about three months. Predict Pick-Up All the spokesmen of the industry are unanimous in predicting that orders and output will pick up smartly this fall. They count on the new auto models to take siz able tonnage and they believe that Inventories of appliance makers are getting low and orders show Ing signs of reawakening, Demand for structural steel and heavy plate has, remained high right through the early summer slump in other steel production. Here's ABC On Senates Fight Over Voting Rights By JAMES MARLOW AP News Analyst WASHINGTON WV-This week's Senate fight on civil rights involves voting rights. But the argument is on whether a person charged with contempt of court should be tried by a judge or a jury. This is an ABC on it. But trial by judge in contempt cases is not new There are 28 federal laws permitting it. There is some variation under state laws on whether — in criminal contempt—a man should be tried by judge or by jury. The bill's supporters contend that a judge in voting rights cases should be able to try by himself The civil rights hill proposes land without a iurv for both civil that when someone interferes with | an d criminal contempt. And for individuals' voting rights, the at-{this reason: tocney general can ask a federal i TVl _ wn . c ,„ . «.. 4 ._x i charged with civil contempt or | criminal contempt The Difference ' punish someone. Therefore its primary purpose is remedial and not punitive. But the judge should have the power, to strengthen the authority of his order, to punish anyone disobeying him. The bill's supporters argue further: If a voting registrar reflects the attitude of his community—in not wanting Negroes to vote—he could disobey a court order until election is over, knowing he faces criminal contempt charges, but hoping a jury of his neighbors will acquit him. He couldn't have such hope — Roughly, this is the difference: Charging a man with civil contempt is intended not to punish him but to make, him comply with the court order while there is still time. The criminal contempt, charge based on willful disobedience is intended to bring punishment after it is too late to comply. Say Registrar Jones stalls on obeying a court order to register 100 Negroes. The attorney general tells the judge Election day is still weeks away. The Negroes'and therefore such incentive to could still vote if Jones registered j disobedience—if he faced a trial Pack Clothing for Church World Strvict CHmet Htreie Mews Berries) MANNING - Presbyterian Busy Thimbles met at the church Thursday with 13 members present. Mrs, Joe Steen led the responsive devotions. of the group quilted; the others packed five bags of used clothing for Church World Service. Mrs, Emma Bartels, national sewing chairman, read a letter from the Menaul School at Albuquerque, N. M„ acknowledging | material sent by the group,. Mrs. Bartels cards had been gent overseas for use sVC.boQk wftw. Iwps was served by Mrs. Earl Robert! and Mn, Herbert tyribt. them. The judge tries Jones for civil contempt and, finding him guilty, slaps him in jail for an indefinite period. Jones can get out as soon as he says he will obey the court order and register the Negroes. But say Jones has stalled until after election day and that the attorney general then tells the judge. It's too late for the Negroes to vote now. The judge tries Jones now for criminal contempt. If he finds Jonrs guilty, he sends him to jail with a definite sentence. Jones now can't get out by saying he'll comply. It's too late fpr compliance The election is over. Jones is simply being jailed as a punishment for disobeying. Important Point But there's a point, that should not be overlooked here: Say that Jones - with election day still weeks away—was jailed for civil contempt to make him obey the order while there was still time. . ; But suppose Jones, determined not to let the Negroes register, sits it out in jail until after elec by the judge alone. Dedham Residents Return from Rites At Wilmont, Minn. (Time* Herald N »wi Service) DEDHAM Mr and Mrs. John E. Hoffman, Mr. and "Mrs. Henry Hoffman and • Mrs Clara Stangl attended the funeral of Dominie Einch at Wilmont. Minn., Friday. They returned home that night. Mr. and Mrs Harry Eastman of Charles City spent from Thursday evening until Saturday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Barrett. Jane Heese of Irwin was a visitor last week ftvith Joleen Schon in the home of Mr and Mrs. Joe Schon. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Heman and baby of Castana we r e Wednesday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heman. A group of relatives attended a family picnic at Graham Park Sunday. Present from here were: u » i. • . , Mr. and Mrs. John Welti, Mr. and tion day, when it would be too |Mrs< Joe B . wlgku 4 ( J " .1. i« raa star thfim thine Hpnrlv in„j i . H »««IUiy, late tq register them, thus clearly refusing to obey the court. . The judge will have to. release him after election day but—he can how try Jones all over again, this time on a charge of criminal con tempt, to punish him for disobey ing. This time he would give him a r deflnite; Jail terni ^ Southerners and their non- southern supporters, argue that a jury trial in a criminal action is so sacred that it must be guaranteed and preserved. Demand Amendment So they protest against the bill, demanding tha^it be amended to Ovlde.a.iury. MjUMnd mM f judw »Ioni)AwheA,a;,hi«jii i| argediwitjfc: jrJminal »Qoi),emptl fh^doh't'WgueWor^t^jury Fred and Coletta Wiskus, Marvin, Wiskus, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Wiskus and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wiskus and Rita Marie, Others in the group were Mr, and Mrs. Joe Brlncks and children and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Oxenford and baby o { ^e City, Mrs. John Pletchette spent Saturday and Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Mary Greteman, at Onawa. She was accompanied by her niece, Margaret Greteman, of Dee Moines, Kim, Hane and Nicky Laurldsen of Denisoo .spent Thursday eve* nlng with their, grandparents, Dr. anoTMrs,.%. W. Chain. They else attended tb^ Legion celebration. • Shrove Tuesday Is always tk* last day ol. % Mardi Gras.

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