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Wednesday, August 7, 1957
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Editorial— Country Can't Afford to Waste Iron Horse Assets A For many decades the railroad's were the unchallenged masters of the American transportation network. Then along came the trucks to take away freight traffic and planes to slice into passenger reve- j nues. I Today a good share of the na-| tion's Class I lines—those with three million dollars or more in annual volume— are in trouble. Their costs are up, their proportion of U.S. freight traffic has fallen farther, and their earnings in some cases have been trimmed this year, a substantial SO per cent. In a special report, the magazine Business Week has taken a long, hard look at the railroads and come up with some definite conclusions about their economic position. Fundamentally their problem now is that they have too much physical plant and too many workers for the kind of business they are doing. This establishment was created, of course, at a time when the rails had the lion's share of the transportation business. Now they have less than half the intercity freight traffic. Trucks and the ships and barges which ply our waterways carry the major proportion. But despite the percentage decline in their freight business, the rails actually are carrying more intercity cargo than they did 10 years ago. Their volume in 1956 was 647 billion ton miles, against S95 billion ton miles in 1946. The southern and western lines are in considerably better status 8 Timet Herald, Carroll, Iowa Wednesday, Aug, 7, 1957 Retread than the eastern group. The latter depend most heavily on short haul business requiring heavy investment in cars, classification yards for making up trains, and so on. The lines in other sections have more of the profitable long-train,! long-haul business. J But the general outlook will not brighten, according to Business Week, unless the railroads can' modernize to reduce their costs,' develop faster and more flexible service and make fuller use of their facilities. There are some indications that in the future the truckers' cost may rise faster than the railroaders' and this could mean an economic swing favorable to the latter. But whether their prospects do thus improve or not, clearly the railroads will be kept in being even if it takes government ownership to do it. Their basic ability to haul freight farther and faster with less fuel and less human control than their competitors require is an asset the country cannot^ afford to let waste away. Thoughts As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the* manifold grace of God. — I Peter 4:10. Let not the emphasis of hospitality lie in bed and board: but let truth and love and honor and courtesy flow in all thy deeds.—Ralph Waldo Emerson. •NEA Service. Inc [Architecture Professor Forsees: Trend Back To Two-Story Homes Cob Driver Has to Explain Reward from Envoy's Wife By DOfJGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON - (NEA)—Other morning in Brooklyn, N. Y., cab driver Dan Longhi was roughly awakened by his obviously irritated wife; "Explain this one ! if you can," she said, waving a card and check which had just arrived in the mail. "Why is this madame sending you 50 bucks?" she demanded. "I don't know no madame and there's no reason why one should be sending me SO bucks," the sleepy Longhi replied, , He examined the check and sure enough, it was for |50 and made out to him. He coulaVt make out the scrawled signature. But after studying the card a light began to dawn. It read*. "Madame Herve Al- phand." He explained to his dubious wife that he had driven a distinguished looking couple who spoke French to Radio City from a hotel .about a , month ago and that the lady had left a compact in his cab. He turned the compact into the police lost-and-found office. "This must be the reward," he concluded. Mrs. Longhi was still unconvinced so he' ended up taking her to police lost-and-found office, where her doubts were finally erased. Police had found the owner of the compact — the wife of the French ambassador — through its serial number. Dan, who is hep to Washington protocol, is treasuring the card. "It means that I can call on Mrs. Alphand any time, and I'm going to, the next time I get to Washington." Wilber Brucker, wife of the Secre-! tary of the Army, are setting a dangerous precedent in this town. When they are in a receiving line they insist on getting all names straight. They go eve further. They" make some nice, personal comment to each guest making him feel really welcome. The danger of this is that it may force others in receiving lines to be cordial. The tradition in Washington receiving lines is to offer a limp hand, mumble some name that doesn't even sound like yours and not even look at you. The result is that the guest usually feels that he is a boorish intruder. Walter Williams, undersecretary of commerce, is not a superstitious man, but the fact there are 13 Walter Williamses listed in the phone book here is beginning to get under his skin. First of the month, he never knows what assortment of bills belonging to some other Walter Williams he'll get. Whenever he answers the phone he starts out saying, "This is the Walter Williams from Commerce speaking." It has been proposed that a "Walter Williams Clearing House" be established where bills, telephone calls and messages would Be sorted^ first, for delivery to the proper Walter Williams. Mrs. E. C. Mayhew, wife of the Canadian military attache, suffers a strange seasonal psychosis. In summer she's secure, confident and well-adjusted. Come winter she's shy. retiring and tends to be evasive about where's she's from. This Is her diagnosis: "All winter every blizzard and cold spell in the States is blamed on air from Canada. 1 get so I hate to admit I'm from there. But during summer, when people pray Mrs. Maxwell Taylor, wife of | for cool spells from cold Canadian the Army Chief of Staff, and Mrs, air, I'm just a different woman." ods which are used for the individual attack and those which are used to try to prevent or lesson future bouts of asthma. The treatment of an acute phase of asthma certainly requires professional advice. The basic treatment of the disorder depends on the cause: If the victim can be removed from the cause or the cause from the victim, much improvement will result. Occasionally someone with asthma can be desensitized by being given small and increasing quantities of the offending substance. Also, since asthnw is'often complicated by infections,, an effort should be made to attack any infection , present. Frequently the general health influences the s'e 7%e Mafote/blent Ice Cream's No Real Balm For a Child's Hurt Feelings By ALICIA HART NEA Staff Correspondent STATE COLLEGE, Pa .-(NEA) —"If you push nature around, it will push back eventually." A conservationist talking? No. A woman who spends most of her busy life plotting man-made edifices on nature 's landscape. Mrs. Christine F. Salmon is a practicing architect who really practices. In addition to main- taming her regular business, she will soon begin her eleventh year as an associate professor of architecture at Pennsylvania State University. She is also a consultant for the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, for whom she designs buildings for the physically handicapped. In addition she architects the development of two daughters, ages nine and six. And she is doubly wedded to her profession; her husband, F. Cuthbert Salmon, is a 1 so an architect. They are business as well as marital partners and share their teaching and consulting roles, too. Unlike many architects, Mrs. Salmon does not name as her pet peeve the impractical woman client who can't understand why she can't have that window just where the conduits ought to be. She saves her wrath for the professional builder who refuses tq "respect nature and to be sensitive to the Contour and natural beauty of the site." Blot on Landscape "It may be exciting for a builder to move in heavy equipment and clear the place flat and build row on row of one-story nouses," she SBys. But they turn out to be a blot on the landscape. "And with just a little more care the houses could be adjusted \ I verity of asthma so that every ef- ' fort should be made to build up the general condition. There are, of course, many medical measures used in asthma, including various types of injections, the use of iodides and more recently the s sometimes highly effective results of the use of cortisone, ACTH or' related preparations. SO THEY SAY I don't know why on God's green earth someone wants to kill me. —Huntington,- W. Va., Mayor Eugene Willis, after exchanging shots with would-be assassin. By MRS. MURIEL LAWRENCE Frank's mother pushed a supporting pole under her line of wet laundry and went down to the cellar for more. When she returned, Frank had shinnied halfway up the pole and was hanging from it upside down like the sloth in his alphabet book sion of affectionate feeling. It would have been more nourishing to say to Frank, "Ive been thinking about what you did. I understand now that you climbed up the laundry pole not to ruin my laundry but to show me how well you can climb." It is not wise to depend on food Then the line broke. Frank fell i to comfort a hurt child. —and with him his mother's row of just-washed sheets. She punished him. In his room she spanked him as hard as she could. Then she slammed the door on his howls because she wanted so to howl herself she stand the noise of his. Psychiatrist Hilde Bruch is noted for her research into the causes of obesity in children. In her recently ..published book, "The Importance of Overweight," she writes, ''Quite often food has been couldn't! offered by the mother as a substi- i tute for love and emotional satis- MRS. SALMON: Doubly wedded to her profession. to the contour of the land and more trees retained." She is speaking, mind you, of the inexpensive, so - called development houses, as well as those of the carriage trade. Better living would result, she feels, if builders, architects and landscape architects would work together more. And it would be more permanent. Already, in many new development sections, "the floors are heaving, the lumber is shrinking and the roofs are leaking." Sees Trends Reversed By 1975, Mrs. Salmon predicts, some trends will be reversed. If the preference for large families continues, the two-bedroom home may become as absolete as the upsweep hairdo. Houses will have to be larger. And as building sites get scarcer, homes may become ver­ tical again. The convenient one- floor house, so popular currently, may also become a mode of the past, as we are forced to build up—and down. Rooms, she hones, will give way to more "zones" of activity, both indoors and out. Movable partitions—a centuries-old look. In Japan—will mushroom, in everything from transparent and opaque glass to plastics and fabrics. Wood will have to give way- thanks to past generations' non- conservationist lumbering practices—to more concrete, glass fiber, metals and synthetics] Along with increasing scarcity of sites, rising construction costs will squeeze the future home owner unless he plans carefully. A Better Future But he 'can look forward to better lighting, improved acoustics and more air-conditioning. Even the "push-button kitchen" —long only a vision in the housewife's dreams—is due to become a reality. Mrs. Salmon and her husband maintain their family life in the upper level of an attractive two- level modern home high on a hill near State College. Pa. When they go downstairs they become Salmon & Salmon, Architects, in a lower-level office that fits into the hillside. Though they spend most of their time working out material improvements in living, Mrs. Salmon feels those are secondary to the nonmaterial things in life. "Make room for beautiful things in the home," she urges, "and take full advantage of the natural beauty of the site. "The home should serve as a place of spiritual nourishment as well as offering physical comfort." Luckily, the fallen sheets! faction." They should let the man (Airman Donald Wheeler) get 'the kind of haircut he wants, so long as it is neat and trim. — Rep. Clyde Doyle <D-Calif.) on freeing of Wheeler after court-martial. 1 \ * DR. JORDAN SAYS * 'ly IDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D., Written for NBA Service Most Important Step in Asthma Is Finding Cause All we've got to do now is nail the lid on the coffin. — Rep. John Saylor <R-Pa.) on his motion postponing • consideration • of Senate bill on Hells Canyon Dam. Thus far, the record shows we have been successful in this 'getting U. S. GI'8 fair trials in foreign lands). — Deputy Undersecretary of State Robert Murphy. A telephone pole fell on an' auto in Cleveland, probably in self- defense. A check that can always be cashed is a check on your living expenses. weren't a total loss. When she'd fixed the line, she turned the Hose on them. As the water sprayed them clean, anger at Frank began to subside. She thought. "After all, at this age, they all climb everything. I wish we could afford a jungle gym in the yard ..." When she'd finished hanging up all her wash, she called Frank down and gave him a plate of ice cream. I hope she doesn't make a habit of this. To a hurt child, ice cream is riot a fair substitute for an expres- lf we insert food into Frank whenever he ; feels hurt or discouraged, he begins to equate comfort with food. As he's hungry for a non-material intake of our respect and confidence, it can't feed him. But with no experience in The Salmons' house is "adjusted to the contour of the ground," lie two-level structure fitting naturally into the hill slope. Prosperous Times Can Cause Irksome Rains By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK lift—The pains of prosperity can be just as irksome true comfort, he seeks the only*as any other kind. Officials have kind he's known. And begins to develop a morbid, unending craving for food that leads to overweight. A hurt child can no more find real comfort in the grocer's merchandise than he can in the merchandise of the liquor store. Several golfers' lockers Q—On what U.S. coin did "T*o Hundred to a Dollar" once appear? * . ; A — On the edge of the early issues of the .hall cent. In 1791 both large and small letters were used, creating a new variety. Q — Why did Hitler forbid Ger- .mans to accept Nobel Prizes? A — The 1935 peace prize was awarded to Carl von Ossietzky, a German pacifist, who was a pris- were joner of the Nazis. In 1937, Hitler many and forbade Germans to accept Nobel Prizes Q — Who was the first U.S. rear admiral? A — David Farragut. For him Congress first created the rank of rear admiral in 1864. Q — Are there any Indian reservations in Virginia? A — Yes, the Pamunkey arid Mattaponi Reservations in King William County. Q — What U.S. lake was formed by ,an earthquake? A •— Reelfoot Lake* in northwestern Tennessee been laying many of our ills today to the good times. Werner Sigworths Of Dubuque End A Visit in Dedhom (Times;. Her«t*K,Newa Serviee) DEDHAM — Mr and Mrs. Werner Sigworth and children of Dubuque were Monday and Tuesday then that company or municipality to build a new plant or a new public facility. As the boom levels' visitors in the home of Mr. and off some of the pains of prosperity Mrs. Don Pletchette. They were are alleviated. I dinner guests Wednesday in the Ed Also as industries have expand- G - K,ocke home and left Wednes * Top men in the U. S. Treasury led they have built up greater ca-^?- v evening for their home. Mrs.' tell us that prosperity is one of. pacity to produce. A striking ex- i s )8 wortn 18 » «> usin of Don Plet- the reasons we have a steadily in- j ample is the aluminum industry 1 cnelte creasing cost of living, why we i which in a very few years has have tight credit and dear money gone lVom a state of acute short- and soaring interest rates, one of J age to one of abundance and at the reasons we have a big govern-, least temporary over supply. Many other industries are now in the position to produce more than they can market. The resulting competition for sales is the best bet the consumer has 'that prices won't be boosted out of sight. robbed at a country club in the issued a decree in which he call south and police blame it on i ed this award an insult to Ger- thirst. Every time the price of wheat takes a jump they say it with flour. It's .strange how too much money makes a person unhappy unless he has it himself. Asthma is usually included I ers. with foods and drugs some- among the allergic diseases. Certainly the most important cause of asthma is sensitivity to inhaled dust, ^including pollens, molds, household dust and animal dand- Paily Times Herald Daily Except Sundays and Holidays Carroll, tewa JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher HOWARD a WILSON, Editor Entered aa eecood claae matter at the post otfloa at Carroll, Iowa, under the act of March J, 1879. times responsible. The principal feature of asthma Remember Way Back When Nineteen Thirty-Two-^ Organization of a Carroll County unit of the Farm Holiday Association was perfected at a meeting held here last night at the is shortness of breath with a; courthouse. Adam Syeffes of Ro wheezing type of breathing. Fre-| S eUe was named county chair quently asthma comes in attacks man. Member of the Associated Press , The AajwcUted Preae t* entitled a* ip« as well « ell A? # newi 1 *4 me _ Official Paper oi County and gify with freedom from difficulty in between. Sometimes it is continuous. It is always uncomfortable for the victim and distressing for others to watch an attack. Even when asthma results from long-time hay fever or some other exposure to foreign substances much can usually be done. The first and most important step is to identify the cause. This can frequently be done by studying the history of the attacks of asthma*-^ For example, a youngster who gets attacks as soon as be starts playing with a dog is in all probability sensitive to the dog dander, Other methods of identifying the cause include skin tests (not always completely reliable) and trial and error exposures of the asthmatic individual to suspected substances. Treatment includs# few* m»U»- Widowed Mother's Plight Disregarded by Daughter Nineteen Thirty-Two— Miss Fannie Blondel, the bookkeeper, and Miss Adelaide Heue, one of the saleswomen at the Strohm Company, resumed their duties this morning after a two week vacation. Nineteen Thirty-Two— A Jewett sedan, which was stol en in Boone Saturday night, was recovered here yesterday by Jack Finegan, chief of police. The thieves had abandoned the car at the subway under the Great Western track at the east edge of town. Nineteen Thirty «Two— As a courtesy to Miss Margaret Clark of Sioux City, Miss Marguerite Delaplane and Miss Esther Tyndale were hostesses to the members of the Depression Club last evening at the home of Miss Delaplane' on North Main Street. Miss Clark is * former mea ^her ot tha <riub. The problems of a 13-year-old can be pretty big. And one of the biggest problems of a-teen-age girl, is hot being able to get along with her mother. A 13-year-old girl writes: "My mother and I aren't getting along at, all since my father died three years ago. "I don't have a steady boy friend because my mother doesn't approve of anyone 1 Want to go steady with. -She doesn't seem to try to understand me and she is making me almost hate her' by being so strict and so hard on me." There's more than one problem here. It is just as important for you to try to understand your mother as for her to try to understand you. Has it ever occurred to you that your mother is lonely and maybe even frightened? She no longer has your father to share problems with, tq depend on for earning ft living, to help make decisions/to share the responsibility of bringing you up. , Mother's Alone All the responsibility is hers. She, alone, now is responsible for your safety, your welfare and giving you your chance to make something of yourself. Fear of making a mistake, of doing the wrong thing, of losing her control over you probably makes her much more strict than she would have been had your father lived. So try to understand what she is up against. And instead of resenting your mother's hard and fast rules, try by cooperation and love and dependability to let her see that you are growing up, that you can be trusted. You arent the only one who is having a rough time—and don't forget it. However, hard as* it has been for you since your father's death, you must realize it has been even harder for your mother. And she needsyouj: help andunderstanding just as. much as you need hers (Ail RUchei Mtejrved, NBA Serviee, fob> ment spending and a big federal debt that grows ever more costly to manage. And the New York police commissioner, looking over the traffic jams in Paris, says that after j all they too are among the pains of prosperity. If times weren't so good people would stay home and save their money instead of all going out driving at the same time. Record High Incomes The thinking behind much of this is the goal of full employment—or, more accurately, a minimum of unemployment. So many people are employed today that the total of personal income is at a record high. This means that consumer spending is at a record high, too. And this has contributed to the business confidence in continuing good times that has sparked the big boom in industrial expansion. Consumer goods are for the most part in ample supply. Not all capital goods are, The urge of so many corporations to build new plants and equip them with new machinery and tools —and to do all of this right now if not sooner —is what has led to the tight money situation, and the rising price level in the view of the Treasury officials. Scarcity of Labor 1 Fuji employment, with a scarcity of labor in many of the skilled trades, has set the stage for the annual Increase in the wage scales. Tie the business expansion boom to a tight labor market and you get the demand and supply situation that keeps prices 'rising. As employment is so high And the total of personal incomes so high there will be little real consumer resistance to high prices. And so the/ spiral goes merrily on. These are the pains of prosperity. ; , •tiilt-In Remedies ' < But just as the body in time can fight off many diseases, so can the economy. There are some buUttJn remedies. • .,,..•:;,>]'.:~p The i$h oCbusln«»« to expand, put.suoJi> lM$re on tof,toYes> ment flind market tha£ credit ba< canie *ttofc W'riHM rates As long as Women will listen men will lie. A censor is a fellow who knows more than he thinks other people should. Tuesday evening dinner guests in the Harry Christensen home were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jacobsen and Donald Christensen of Audubon and Mr. and Mrs. Iver'Sloth and son, LeRoy, of Viola. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Theulen and family of Council Bluffs were visitors Tuesday and Wednesday in the Fred Theulen home. On Wednesday both Theulen families were dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Artie Mossman at Carroll. Chewing gum is all right in its 1 place, which isn't under a chair. Partial Plate Marks End Of Man's Adventure Life By HAL BOYLE I NEW YORK l/B-ln this civilization a middle-aged man can have many adventures. He can float on a raft to the flowery isles of the south Pacific. He can discover a misprint in the Long Island railroad's timetable. He can perhaps even find a new true love. But — if he's 4a and .got : a partial plate—I'll teU you ! one "thing; he can't do. He can't chew gum and feel any younger. • Ever since I had my four upper front teeth pulled "some weeks ago, envious strangers have Stopped me in the street to find out what the result was. Frankly, I feel it's the kind of thing that ought to happen to a stranger— but, please, not me again,. Poor Plastic Copies For the dentist replaces your lost ivories with plastic copies that bear about the'same relation to your original teeth as Benedict Arnold does to George Washington. x * Your friends who'have lost all of their teeth may counsel, ."There's nothing to it. Don't worry. You'll never know the difference." " They may brag they can eat anything they want, The fact of the/ - menu is that sewn out of tight times they will order chicken a la king, They always, unconsciously are. saving their molers to. bite a .better meal. It must be that. They certainly aren't using tdein. A man who has 32 false teeth (in inflation times you even buy false wisdom teeth) may say he can't tell the difference between his fine new bought chompers and the ones he pulled out, All I can say is that he is gifted with a remarkable lapse of memory. Myself, I am only missing my four front upper teeth, like I said, but I'll tell you it's like a boy losing four mothers right in .a $0Wi $nd: all of 'em his. 'A man with' 1 a partial plate feels like he has a mouth full of marbles v but, unlike Demosthenes, this sensation doesn't encourage him to further oratory. The small new whistle in his speech, which yesterday he thought would be gone by tomorrow," is still there next week. He begins; to hate the letter "S." ' Blow to Self-Respect The worse, blow to the self-respect of a man with' a partial plate comes when he tries to chew gum for the first time—which is usually the last time. I just finished making this effort. I started with one piece and went on, piece after piece, until I had the, whole package in my mouth, Each piece clung to the denture deeper go that .finally I could no longer either whisper or ligp-i was silenced behind a silent elastic curtain. A glum gum curtain. Let others falsely praise the virtues ol-false teeth. 1*11 tell you the truth. 'A man who cannot chew gum is not, He Is a prisoner of time, and he Is a prisoner forever. " .' . v

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