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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 16

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vr* • Editorial No President Ever Need Apologize for Being Rich Tfmes Herald, Carroll, lews Friday, Aug. 2, 1956 Reporters sitting in on a. press conference with President Eisen-. hower last Wednesday made, quite' House nowadays. There are so many obligations and commitment attachcd to the -i° h of chie{ execu ' tive it is difficult to make both fhe fampuu< . mansion on p e nnsyl- vgnig Avenue had better take akmg a substantial ra j n y.day fund o{ hig owtl tfl {gll back on between an if sue a* to the extent of the :: President's personal wealth. A i short time ago. one enterprising 1 capital newsman wrote a series of article? 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 , perhaps he had been overrated in {*"**> J ua f* d • I 3IftOP T^ hofirt r n A perhaps the writer of the 'series j ^^ was not sufficiently possessed with the facts to assemble such a series- Reports of the bantering on the subject in the news cSnTference gave the impression the President should somehow or other apologize for having accumulated some | wealth and that perhaps there was j something sinister or disgraceful attached to a man being a million- Flypaper Unions Moreover> any man who hasn - t feeen aMe lo acqu j re cons idetable substance on his own by the time he is considered ready to serve 3S President of - the United states rie * luc h u be conslderad } nade . 6 on that score 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 ol a President taking unfair advant age of his official position to en hance his personal accumulation of wealth, and President Eisen hower is most certainly no ex ception. aire, 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. And that has always been.true and should continue so. But in this day and age, a timely qualification t might well be added to the effect > -Exodus 31:14. ....... Sunday observe; any young man aspiring to the job had best get rich first. One doesn't go from a log cabin to the White Thoughts Ye shall keep the sabbath there fore; for it is holy unto you: ever> one that defileth U shall surely be put to death; for whosoever doeth any work therein, that, soul shal be cut off from among his people think, when the bells do chime, 'tis angels' music therefore come not late —George Herbert. Congressional Feet Drag on Hoover Report Economies By PETER EDSON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON - N E A Congress is having difficulty making budget cuts that will stick and making new money'appropri- ations" 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. Thjs is the reduction of government costs by application of the Hoover Commission recommendations. r Two years ago the second Hoover Commission made,..raqr« .than 300 recommendations for increasing government efficiency. To date, only 100 have been put into effect. This year, only three Hoover plans have been fully approved by both houses of Congress and toe- Come law. Sever" 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 asked Congress five of the reorganization measures this year. One of them extends Reorgani- sation 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, to more than 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. '_. A fourth is to permit the gov erhment. to train specialists in pri vate universities. The fifth is to remove from congressional review governmen agencies'. ..authority ..Jo - dispose of surplus real property. Clarence Francis, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Hoover Reports, points to several other Hoover Commission recommendations as offering great potential savings. . One is to create^ a civilian-controlled Defense ;Supply and .:Serv- Ice Administration to ^handle procurement, of items which are used by all would the armed eliminate services. This duplication of Eisenhower has to give him 'just They now amount 70 billion dollars. buying and 'shipping. A second proposal would create a Federal Council of Health which would consolidate the hospital services of a score of government agencies. They now compete with each other for doctors, nurses and medical supplies. Some hospitals are overcrowded while, others are half-empty. The third Francis prioroty recommendation is to make Congress give up its authority to prevent the closing of business-type operations run by government agencies. Most of these businesses a r e now in the Defense Department. But over 700 of them have been closed or scheduled to close in the last two years. And 1 ; 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. But Robert L. L. McCormick, research director for the Citizens Committee, has tracked down savings of 2.8 billion dollars which have been made as a result of carrying out some ofi the recommendations. 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 these antihistamiries without direction. Unpleasant side effects have been found. Some people are made sleepy by some of the preparations and, this can be, dangerous in driving. Nevertheless, a great many people are tremendously helped by drugs and air conditioning and these measures have aided many thousands to survive the ragweed hay fever season much more comfortably .than in the past. Crow's Nest By J. W. Wilson Child's Lie Doesn't Mean He's Starting 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 excavation, some .men exploded dynamite. The boys decided to wait and see the next explosion. -Arriving home an hour late -for supper, Hugh said he'd lost his Scout badge and had spent the two 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 father, "I am not a boy who could desire to see dynamite exploded. The only desires I have are those I know you approve. So I've spent these two hours virtuously laboring 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 desires is a dangerous conviction for any child to develop. So the way to deal with lies'is showing ourselves to be the friend of the childV desire; We say to Hugh, "I'm air 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 worried us so that, we're angry instead of being glad you had a good time. If you'd let us know where you were, Jthese 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 It appears to me that the state democratic administration is set on a program of sabotage for those state departments that they do not control politically. It was to be expected ttiat 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. The revision .of. policy and changing of personnel was started immediately so as to favor the democratic political organization. These things are done in an effort to at- to find my Scqutjjadge instead jjfjjife at all. It's just his way of telling us he thinks we'd hate what he wanted to do. _ watching men blast dynamite. Unfortunately, Hugh's father Papa's Vocation at Home Means No Rest far Mama Papa decided to take his vacation at home this year, which means that Mama isn't getting any vacation at all. The housework doesn't just go on as usual. It's a little heavier * DR. JORDAN SAYS * By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D., Written for NEA Service Relief Usually Available To Victims of Hay Fever tract votes for the next election; a j with a man at home all day. move designed to hold, and pos-1 The cooking goes on just the sibly gain, offices. Such action is i customary. While it does not ex-i actly contribute to permanently in-1 creased efficiency in government! it is a factor in our form of gov-j ernment. I I on same, but with one difference; lunch isn't a snack but a real meal, with Papa home. When Mama's friends telephone to ask if she can stop by for a cup of coffee or meet them downtown • ' i for lunch, Mama explains, "1 wish Each time the political complex- j i co uld—but Joe's home on vacation, changes the party in power j tjon anc | j can ' t j us t go off and announces that resignations and j j eave him." dismissals are "in the interest of,, Qf u p p is a . chance bet er government at lower costs '; j rf go fishing. 1 that new appointments will not be off *-,*,*• h 5 eoo dbv made to fill all vacancies and thus ' off wlth a cneery gooaDy< we will have improved government at less cost. That, of course is just One of the most important of the! still attempted desensitization by allergies is hay fever resulting i l ^ ec H° ns of , extr ^ c ^ of the pollen, from the pollen of the ragweed. For a person susceptible to this a lot of bosh. In the end the number of employees increases, gradually but surely and we end up at about the same position always. i 4U \ With Papa on ; vacation, there ; are innumerable jobs started-but few finished. And it is amazing how upset Papa can get over find- disorder, the best treatment is Daily Times Herald Dally Except Sundays and Holidays By The Herald Publishing Company 105 West Fifth Street CarroU, Iowa JAMES W. SVILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON. Editor Entered as second class matter at the post office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act'of March 8 f 1879. Member of the Associated Press For those who have not had this treatment, or who obtain incomplete relief, other measures have to be considered. 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 The present administration is following such a policy in departments which they control. But it would seem that they are not going to be satisfied with that program.; Now they have started on the one department that they do not control politically — the highway com gantic road construction program 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 ing that Junior has misplaced the hammer or used the boards meant for cupboards to build a tree house. Now* 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 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, Service, Inc.) Big Ottumwa Job: Flood Defen$e,Modernization IOWA BECKONS-Ntt, 84- OTTUMWA Uft-fhe big story In there than two miles now tinder construction, the city is acquiring this southern Iowa city—fdV visi-1 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 Ottumwa is having her face lift- river excavation. The city also ex- tors and Ottumwahs alike-*-is an ambitious program of flood defense and modernization. ed. and is Inviting the rest of the state to have a look. Its cost—somewhere between 15 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 j 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 heliopprt, and located 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 Otturn- 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 f only the beginning. Highway Relocation Ottumw,a ; will have six miles of pects to share costs of two new highway bridges over the river. Ottumwa is building a sewage plant, pumping stations, and intef- eeptof sewers costing art 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. This ambitious program has not come about overnight. Since 1947 it has been on and off the drawing boards, as one plan and then another was considered. The city planning commission has played - a i Most Rev. Ambrose finger, 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 prisoner of Chinese Communists, will be the speaker at Catholic Action Day Holy Hour in Dodger Stadium, Ft. Dodge, Sunday evening, August 18, it was learned here Thursday by members of council-manager government, now i the local c ^° l ™ Action D a ^ nearly four years old, has put it committee. into action. A unique "joint com- Bishop Pinger will describe rnitt.ee," combining representa- some of the experiences of his lives of city and county councils,! imprisonment. He served as a vol- boards and commissions, has had i unteer in Franciscan missions of "We have interesting developments to show the traveler this year," said Oscar Stoltz, Ottumwa's businessman - mayor. "But the same visitor who returns in five years simply won't believe his eyes," the mayor added. "This is a promise." highway relocation VV^ft This includes Q—Do albinos occur among reptiles? 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 Greenland whale. Its mouth could easily hold an ox, but the throat is not big 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 contributing. ' is incarceration by the Communists in 1951. He was charged with espionage and affiliation with the Legion of Mary, a Catholic religious spciety. Bishop Pinger was held at a camp in Tsingtao for four 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 posi-. tion but has made many appearances on the lecture platform. He is 60' years old and a native of Nebraska. Mrs. McGuliough Resigns from Post, Lake City Hospital (Tlme« Herald New* Sen-Ice) LAKE CITY - Mrs. R. E. Me- Cullough, who has been on the staff of McCrary-Rost Hospital here 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 Se'ay, possession September 1. NEW CHANNEL . . . . ThU air picture shows more than a half mile of new Des 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 will be dredged out and old channel, at right, will become lagoon. A 40-arre municipal park, at right, will result. Business district is at upper left. t mission. Unsuccessful in getting lions because of trumped his two appointments to that commission confirmed by the senate, Governor Loveless bided his time and v f r n until the legislature adjourned and j i . ., just east of »u foe io<;al news prtoted in this i *: 1a S* eecl ' **** M w AP du ' lo " da - ln /°M » California, An- j then gave the unsuccessful norni- zona and New Mexico The Rocky j nees interim appointments. Less Mountains have little ragweed. : lhan a month after becoming tern- though ragweed grows in. the! porary members of that commis- scar ce in there is a parts strip of ac- 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 another phony charge of, irregularities, charges in which it will be difficult to establish that the citi- charges against the action of the j zens 'have been short-changed in .~. • it'»'»**k ( j lAivntux/t o v* *»•»«»• **v»»*t*ifw of the mountains, jion one of the appointees makes of commission in the purchase of any manner. The only possible Official" Pan'er of "Cfluntv aiirf'rifa ! ^! rntory in we f ern and northern | right-of-way for the new interstate reason for such charges is politt Qlflcial Payer of County and City ; Maine away from the seacoast i hihwa in western o . over-ica) avanta tat mih cu Subscripjion Rates 8v C»rriw ¥ 8oy TJeiivery U) Carrol) pei week . MAIL ,.,..., , highway in western Jowa. Gover- i cal advantage that might accrue weed ' 8 to of thls nor L ° ve tess immediately takes up | to the democratic organization. Carroll, AcUoln'in* Counties, CarroU^ A^SS&njf CoiinQwT" For a list of communities and their ragweed pollen counts, 1 would refer readers to .fit) oa! ifoo j entitled "Hay Fever and What" You Can Do About It." published by the American Foundation for Al- the charges and says he has asked for a congressional investigation. Apparently the Governor had l?ee'n seeking such an opportunity. Apparently he desires to embarrass the commission so. that any attempt to proceed with Iowa's gi- Apparently political expediency and welfare of the democratic organization is being placed above the welfare of the State of Iowa, Continued activity along.: such. i lines will assure, that ""Governor velesi is a one-terra governor. Pei Moinei River at OUurawa'ii Bowing In me with stream widen- new downtown Qttumwt, ol

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