Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on August 2, 1957 · Page 6
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 6

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, August 2, 1957
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Edltorlol— No President Ever Need Apologize for Being Rich Flypaper Unions Reporters sitting in on a press I conference with President Eisen -j hower last Wednesday made quite' an issue as to the extent of the President's personal wealth. A short time ago, one enterprising capital newsman wrote a series of articles on the Eisenhower holdings. The articles were entirely speculative, of course, with no basis in fact and should have been accepted as such. The writer arrived at the conclusion Ike could be classed as a millionaire. He was questioned about the articles in his press conference this week. The President made no pretense to being a poor man, but suggested might weU be considered inade- perhaps he had been overrated in ] quately qualified on that score 6 Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa Friday, Aug. 2, 1956 House nowadays. There are so many obligations and commitment attached to the job of chief executive it is difficult to make both ends meet and anyone moving into the famous mansion on Pennsylvania Avenue had better take along a substantial rainy-day fund of his own to fall back on between paydays. Moreover, any man who hasn't been able to acquire considerable substance on his own by the time he is considered ready to serve as President of 'the United States the articles in question and that perhaps the writer of the "series was not sufficiently possessed with the facts to assemble such a series- Reports of the bantering on the subject in the news coTfference gave the impression the President should somehow or other apologize for having accumulated some wealth and that perhaps there was . something sinister or disgraceful attached to a man being a millionaire, whether in fact or fiction. Just about every American boy has probably at some time in his youth been advised that he has the opportunity to grow up and be President of the United States alone to head the biggest business in the world. Great personal wealth is by no means a prime requisite for successfully administering the duties of the office. But neither should it be considered a drawback. There has never been a suggestion in modern history of a President taking unfair advantage of his official position to enhance his personal accumulation of wealth, and President Eisenhower is most certainly no exception. Thoughts Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holv unto you: every And that has always^true^and | «* ^J^^J^J^l^ should continue so. But in this day and age, a timely qualification might well be added to the effect any young man aspiring to the job had best get rich first. One doesn't go from a log cabin to the White put to death; for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. —Exodus 31:14. Sunday observe; think, when the bells do chime, 'tie angels' music; therefore come not late — George Herbert. Congressional Feet Drag on Hoover Report Economies By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON - NEA — Congress is having difficulty making budget cuts that will stick and making new money 'appropriations over and above what the administration has asked for and this points up the fact that one field of real economizing is being! almost completely neglected. This is the reduction of government costs by application of the Hoover Commission recommendations. Two years ago the second Hoover Commission made more than 300 recommendations for increasing government efficiency. To date, only 100 have been put into effect. A fourth is to permit the government to train specialists in private universities. The fifth is to remove from congressional review government agencies' authority to dispose of surplus real property. Clarence Francis, chairman of the Citizens Commitlee for the Hoover Reports, points to several other Hoover Commission recom-; lergic Diseases, Inc., 274 Madison Avenue, New York 16, N. Y. (price 10 cents). For the person who stays at home, there are other measures to consider. One of these is air-conditioning, particularly if the process includes washing or filtering the air as well as cooling it. There also are drugs which help to relieve the worst symptoms. Those which have the most dramatic effects are the antihistamines which have been available for several years. These are taken by mouth. They do not in any sense constitute a permanent cure but often bring striking relief of symptoms for several hours at a time. It isn't entirely safe to take j these antihistamines without di- j rection. Unpleasant side effects i have been found. Some people are: made sleepy by some of the prep- j arations and this can be dangerous , in driving. Nevertheless, a great j many people are tremendously; 7%e/Piafate fkmt Child's Lie Doesn't Mean He's Storting Secret Life By MRS MURIEL LAWRENCE Hugh and his friend Rory were on their way home from Cub Scout meeting. As they were passing a building excayation, some men exploded dynamite. The boys decided to wait and see the next explosion j didn't register the suspicious belief behind the boy's lie. He attacked the lie—and sent Hugh to bed, thoroughly convinced that his father could not tolerate a son who desired to watch explosions. That we are the enemy of his Big Ottumwa Job: Flood Defense,Modernization 15 Arriving home an hour late for i desir es « a dangerous conviction supper, Hugh said he'd lost his! fo !L anv chlld to develop Scout badge and had spent the two j many thousands to survive the , ragweed hay fever season much mendations as offering great po-; helped by drugs and air condition , tential savings. I [ ng an{ j these measures have aided i One i? to create a civilian-con- 1 trolled Defense Supply and Service Administration to handle pro-; more com f or tably than in the past, curement of items which are usedt., —— by all the armed services. This would eliminate duplication of buying and shipping. A second proposal would create This year, only three Hoover i a Federal Council of Health which plans have been fully approved by both houses of Congress and become law. Seven others have passed the Senate. About the same number have cleared the House. All the others are piled up behind the civil rights bill log jam. The chances for further action this year are considered slim. So discouraging is this situation that President Eisenhower has asked Congress to give him 'just five of the reorganization measures this year. One of them extends Reorganization Act authority for another four years, so that something will get done eventually. A second would give Congress annual review of the unspent, carry-over appropriations from previous years. They now amount to more than 7P billion dollars. This is roughly equivalent to what this year's budget will be. Congress has no control over this money, the way. the books are kept now. A third request is to abolish the postal savings system. Crow's Nest By J. W. Wilson would consolidate the hospital services of a score of government „ . 4 . , „ i agencies. They now compete with! j a PP ear » 10 me tha * *e state j each other for doctors, nurses and I emocratlc admin >st>"ation w - - • - 1 on a program of sabotage for those hours looking for it. But Rory's mother had just telephoned the truth to his parents. Because Hugh's father was frightened by his lie, he became very angry. He feared that he'd lose all control of Hugh if the boy started making secrets of what he did. He was so scared he couldn't see the only important thing to see about a lie—the child's belief that we disapprove his desires. Thus Hugh's lie said to his fath- | er, "I am not a boy who could de- I sire to see dynamite exploded. The ! only desires I have are those 1 • know you approve. So I've spent j these two hours virtuously laboring So the way to deal with lies'is j showing ourselves to be the friend j of the child's desire, i We say to Hugh, "I'm all for | your watching dynamite explode. ! What we dislike is the way you did it. You kept dinner waiting so that you have to eat it cold. You've j worried us so that we're angry in, stead of being glad you had a good ! time. If you'd let us know where j you were, these things wouldn't have happened. What trouble you've caused yourself by doing a good thing the wrong way!" We can't talk like this to our liar if we're all steamed up with panic that he's beginning a secret life. So it's pretty important to see that his lie doesn't herald a secret IOWA BECKONS—No. «4— OTTUMWA (AV-The big story in this southern Iowa city—fdV visitors and Ottumwans alike-~ls an ambitious program of flood defense and modernization. Ottumwa is having her face lifted, and is Inviting the rest of the state to have a look. , Its cost—somewhere between and 20 million dollars! It isn't a dream. It is actually underway, far enough along for everybody to see. It combines, river control, highway and street development, sewage disposal water, plant Improvement, and recreation. Bid for Growth It is big, in scope and in cost, for a city of 38,000 persons. It is Ottumwa's bid for future growth, and safe, pleasant living. The Ottumwa area has many other attractions, both new and old: A half dozen good-sized lakes are found within 50 miles. Historical sites abound in this corner of the state where Black Hawk once roamed and fought, and where settlement began. But please excuse Ottumwa if she doesn't get very excited at this time about stories out of her colorful past. She is finding the modern chapters much more interesting, and promising. Key to Ottumwa's tomorrow— as it has been in years past—is the Des Moines River. This is the same stream that once carried steamboats to "Ottumwanoc," the same stream that brought much of the merchandise that early merchants sold in their log stores, and the same stream that caused havoc at irregular intervals. Today the Des Moines is being straightened, widened, and deepened through Ottumwa. Quiet Lagoon Its "big bend" will become a quiet two-mile lagoon. The 400 acres between will be an unusual municipal park, touched by two federal highways, eventually boasting a zoo and a helioport, and lorated within a stone's throw of the heart of the business district. This program of taming the river alone is costing about four and a half million dollars. But Ottum­ wans have a memory, and they figure this is a bargain. This is the 10th anniversary of the flood that did two or three times that much damage. Already, more than a half mile of the river has been widened and deepened, at a cost of half a million. A contract for another mile will be let this month. Other channel work, levees, new railway and highway bridges across the new 700-foot width of the stream, and additional hydroelectric plant gates, will complete the river project. But this is,only the beginning. Highway Relocation Ottumwa will have six miles of more than two miles now tinder construction. The city is acquiring two and three-fourths miles of the right of way and giving it to the state, in addition to bringing much of it to grade in connection with river excavation. The city also ex' pects to share costs of two new highway bridges oyer the river, Ottumwa is building a sewagte plant, pumping stations, and interceptor sewers costing an estimated $2,400,000. More than $800,000 of this already has been completed. Still another $850,000 will be spent to handle storm water. The municipal waterworks has a $2,500,000 program underway, and money is on hand for the first time his year. A completely new water plant will result In from three to four years. Also during the next five years Ottumwa will build local sewage projects to the tune of $1,500,000, and street paving costing $1,800,000, under a pay-as-you-go plan. , „ . . ..." . . I prisoner of Chinese Communists, This ambitious program has not • H ... , L , , . - ., ,. come about overnight. Since 1947 will be the speaker at Catholic Ac- it has been on and off the drawing j tion Day Holy Hour in Dodger boards, as one plan and then another was considered. The city planning commission has played *a Most Rev. Ambrose Pinger, O.F.M. Bishop Freed By Chinese to Talk at Rally The most Rev. Ambrose Pinger, O/F.M., who spent five years as a Stadium, Ft. Dodge, Sunday evening, August 18, it was learned here Thursday by members of the local Catholic Action Day committee. Bishop Pinger will describe some of the experiences of his imprisonment. He served as a volunteer in Franciscan missions of China for more than 20 years be. fore his incarceration by the Com"We have interesting develop- 1 munists in 1951. He was charged ments to show the traveler this j with espionage and affiliation with year," said Oscar Stoltz, Ottum-; the " wa's businessman - mayor. "But! | the same visitor who returns i key role in mapping the steps. A j council-manager government, now • nearly four years old, has put it \ into action. A unique "joint com- i mittee," combining representa- 1 tives of city and county councils, | boards and commissions, has had | much to do with keeping the program moving forward. Legion of Mary, a Catholic religious society. Bishop Pinger five years simply won't bei^h ^irfo^ 31 3 C?WP TSingla ° eyes, the mayor added. "This is 1 a promise." Q—Do albinos occur* among reptiles? I highway relocation. This include' mpuun 8 A— It Is very rare. The Washington Zoo has two albino black snakes, both of them a pink: an albino toad and an albino salamander. Q—What is a distinct feature of the wild cattle of Paraguay? A—They are almost Immune to disease. Q—Which animal has the largest mouth? A—The Bowhead, or , | whale. Its mouth could easily hold! staff j an ox, but the throat is not big here I enough to swallow anything larger than small fish like the herring. Q—Who financed the building of Grant's Tomb in New York City? A—It was built by popular subscription, some 90,000 citizens con- years and at Shanghai for nine months. He was forbidden from saying mass or keeping his rosary or any religious literature, was confined in a cell without a chair and with paper-covered windows, was given Communist literature and forced to stand* long hours under interrogation. Since returning to the States he has not been assigned to a definite position but has made many appearances on the lecture platform. He is 60 years old and a native of Nebraska. Mrs. McCullough Resigns from Posf, Lake City Hospital (Timet Herald Newt Sen-lfe) LAKE CITY - Mrs. R. E. Mc- Greenland j Cullotigh. who has been on the of McCrary-Rost Hospital as business administrator for the past 11 years, has resigned effective September 1. Mr. and Mrs. McCullough plan to move to California in September. They have sold their home on South Center Street to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Seay, possession September 1, medical supplies. Some hospitals are overcrowded while, others are half-empty. The third Frar.cis prioroty rec ommendation is to make Congress give up its authority to prevent the closing of business-type operations run by government agencies. Most of these businesses are now in the Defense Department. But over 700 of them have been closed or scheduled to close in the last two years. And more would be abandoned if Congress would give up its veto power. No dollar tag has been put on savings that could be made by carrying out these and the 200 other Hoover Commission recommendations. Put Robert L. L. McCormick, research director for the Citizens Committee, has state departments that they do not control politically. It was to be expected that many changes in policy and personnel would be made in departments brought under their control by appointment of department heads which resulted in a switch of political complexion. The political complexion of every major department, with one exception, was changed on July 1. to find my Scout badge instead of |_uj e at ^ It - S just nis way of teU . watching men blast dynamite. , ing us ne thinks we - d hate what he Unfortunately, Hugh's f a t h e r • wanted to do. <RJU1L TTUIlidL Papa's Vacation at Home Means No Rest for Mama a result of carrying out the recommendations. One of the most important of the allergies is hay fever resulting from the pollen of the ragweed. For a person susceptible to this disorder, the best treatment is Papa decided to take his vaca- The "revision of policy "and chang- 1 iion at home this year, which ing of personnel was started im- means tnat Mama ,sn i * ettin « mediately so as to favor the demo-' vacat » on at hieratic political organization. These i The housework doesn't just go things are done in an effort to at- j on as usual. It's a little heavier tract votes for the next election; a i with a man at home all day. move designed to hold, and pos-! The cooking goes on just the sibly gain, offices. Such action is same, but with one difference: v „ a B customary. While it does not ex-, lunch isn't a snack but a real tracked down savings of TR billion' actly con t"bute 10 permanently in- 1 meal, with Papa home, dollars which have been made as 1 f^ased efficiency in government j Wnen Mama > g friends telephone " ' some of! 11 is a factor in our form of *°y-; to ask if she can stop by for a cup ernment. | of CO ff ee or me et them downtown _ , ... t , r... , i for lunch, Mama explains, "I wish Each time the political complex-;, cou id_but .Joe's home tion changes the party in power j Uon and j can - t just g0 announces that resignations and j eave n j m •> dismissals are "in the interest of! nc .. _ . ,, c . better government at lower costs"; ! t °[ course / ,f Pa P a a cha " ce that new appointments will not be! % pl W golf ° r g0 flsh, " g ' ne takes made to fill all vacancies and thus J off wUh 8 cheer y S oodb y- we will have Improved government: w 'm Papa on vacation, there at less cost. That of course is just; are innumerable jobs started—but a lot of bosh. In the end the num- i ber of employees increases, gradually but surely and we end up at * DR. JORDAN SAYS * BY IDWIN P. JORDAN, M.P., Written fpr NBA S.rvlc. Relief Usually Available To Victims of Hay Fever on vaca- off and Daily Times Herald J b»Uy Except Sunday* sod Holidays By The Herald Publishing Company 10S Went Fifth Street Carroll, Iowa JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor Entered a* second class matter at the post office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act'of March 3,- 1879. 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 u *U AP dls- I Florida, and there is a strip of 5Si£!2Ei ^_ „ ! territory in western and northern Official Paper of County and City .' Maine away from the seacoast Subscription Rates j which is claimed to be free of this 8y Carrier.. Boy Deuvery wee d ' " pet week % J5 | For their still attempted desensitization by! - .„ — ... „ r , injections of extract of the pollen I about th e same position always. For those who have not had this' treatment, or who obtain incom -i The present administration is plete relief, other measures have '•• following such a policy in depart- to be considered. j ments which they control. But it ' would seem that they are not going few finished. And it is amazing how upset Papa can get over find- One such measure is to plan a. vacation for the worst part of the season in a place in which the ragveed pollen is absent, or almost so. For this purpose, several places in North America a re available. There is practically no ragweed in the Pacific Northwest and northern California, and very little in southern California, Arizona and New Mexico, The Rocky Mountains have little ragweed, though ragweed grows in, the Plains, ijat. east of the mountains! i ^^^.l^L 6 ^ Kagweed is scarce in parts of i gantic road construction program i will be frustrated to. the point where the record will not be acceptable. Iowa's road construction program will suffer greatly if the commission members and employees are required to devote their efforts to defending previous actions because of trumped up Charges. The commission actions recently passed through one investigation and nothing of importance was discovered that might be classed as embarrassing. Now ... , the commission is faced with an- than a month after becoming tern- other phony charge of ( irregulari- povary members of that commis- ties, charges in which it will be sion one of the appointees makes difficult to establish that the citi- charges against the action of the j zens 'have been short-changed in nmv " v,i " i "" in the purchase of I any manner. The only to be satisfied with that program. Now they have started on the one department that they do not control politically — the highway commission. Unsuccessful in getting his two appointments to that commission confirmed by the senate, Governor Loveless bided his time until the legislature adjourned and then gave the unsuccessful nominees interim appointments. Less ing that Junior has misplaced the hammer or used the boards meant for cupboards to build a tree house. Now 1 Mama Needs One Life at home with Papa on vacation isn't quite the carefree, happy time it is supposed to be — not from Mama's point of view. Just a little matter like keeping j the neighborhood children from racing through the house or yelling in the yard while Papa gets an afternoon nap is quite a chore. After two weeks at home Papa may possibly go back to his job refreshed—but Mama's had It. And "It" decidedly does not refer to a vacation. After Papa's vacation at home, Mama really needs one. (All rights reserved, NEA Service, Inc.) NEW CHANNEL . . . . This air picture showe more than a half mile of new Oes Moines River channel through Ottumwa. New channel will follow course of canal which supplies hydroelectric plant at upper left. Island and land area in fore- ground also wilUhe dredged out and old channel, »t right, will become lagoon. A 40 -acre eipal park, ai right, wiU result, •riot ii at upper left. muni- Business dii. ira#&ri. i 'rr 'w .VvJ * In Carroll „. ,, • . ' »Y MAIL M ? I ** 0,nln * Counties. Carrol], Countjea, EJMwhire In ?ow«, yearl Wsawhete In Iowa" montg Outside Iowa, yttw. * side Iowa, OuUli lows, month. a list of communities and -Ho oo j their ragweed pollen counts, 1 i.2s | , d J ef f, r waders to a pamphlet ^'SS % ml $ ' Ha y Fever a "d What You pSfw A *x>u* U." published by M * the American Foundation for Al- commission . — right-of-way for the new interstate highway in western Iowa. Governor Loveless immediately takes up the charges and says he has asked for a congressional investigation. Apparently the Governor had been seeking such an opportunity. Apparently he desires to embarrass the commission so. that any at-, tempt to proceed with Iowa'i gi- possible reason for such charges is political advantage that might accrue to the democratic organization. Apparently political expediency and welfare of the democratic organization is being placed above the welfare of the State of Ipwa. Continued activity alqng, such lines will assure, that Governor Lovelew it a one*t«rm governor. WATER SPORTS I;.; Alrefty jaMiilM for bVfttlnf and fishing, DM Moinei River at Ottumwa In growing in use with stream widen­ ing, Power boata '«*$rt0r skiers shown here are io leotlon of new channel near downtown Ottumwa.

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