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Edltorlgl— Inattention on Country Roads Causes Accidents One Worlder . Fawners In CarroU ooanty have •been asked by the Board of Supervisors to take steps towards elinv bating traffic hazards at county road intersections by cutting back aH growth a distance of 80 feet. Thus sight distances at dangerous crossroads will be extended and motorists should then find it much easier to avoid collisions. Intersections on county roads are indeed dangerous points. Particularly at this time of the year, with extra good field crops very much in evidence, the driver of a motor vehicle will frequently find his view blocked or at least considerably curtailed. Consequently, a sharp increase in traffic mishaps on county roads is generally noted along about this time of the year, and the current season is" no exception. So anything a landowner or tenant can do to eliminate or reduce traffic hazards will be most worthwhile and should be greatly appreciated by the motoring public But there'll still be danger lurking on county roads. And every motorist should keep that fact well in mind at this season of the year. Safety experts agree that one of the most prevalent factors contributing to the high rate of traffic mishaps is Inattention of motor vehicle operators. This can be Timet Herald, Carroll, Iowa Saturday, At*. 10; 1fS7 especially true ^on county roads where many a driver is almost completely preoccupied with thoughts entirely foreign to safe driving. So while farmers might make a material contribution to accident reduction by cutting away obstruc tions that block the view at rural intersections, it still is important that drivers attend strictly to business when negotiating a crossroads. It should never be taken for granted there'll be ne one coming from another direction, nor should it be presumed the other fellow will yield the right-of-way, regardless of whether a stop sign indicates he should. The rules of' safe driving apply to both urban and rural operators, too, for many a busy farmer anxious to get somewhere in a hurry with perhaps a hundred things to keep his mind occupied on other than his driving thus becomes accident prone. Thoughts And I appoint ante yon a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me.—Luke 22:29. Every Christian that goes before us from this wbrld is a ransomed spirit waiting to welcome us in heaven.—Jonathan Edwards. America's Dr. Schweitzer— Symbol in Remote Former Navy lieutenant Dr. Thomas A. Dooley of St. Louis has been called America's Dr. Schweiteer. His great and humanitarian story lured medical writer Don Dunham of the Cleveland Press halfway around the world to Dr v Dooley's hospital, in the remote and backward nation of Laos. Here's the first of his four- part eye-witness report on Dr. Dooley's pioneer work In a spot few white men have ever seen. a By DON DUNHAM NEA Special Correspondent SAIGON, Viet Nam — (NEA)— I have come halfway around the world to report one of the most dramatic stories in modern medicine. An incredible journey in Laos to within five miles of the Red LONG ROUTE to Dr. Dooley's hospital from Saigon to Nam Tha is shown on map. Most of the residents, about Chinese border took me to the i ^ & ™ mA tthe villa « e and K '[ primitive land where Dr. Thomas! 000 ! n j he entire P rov !. nc ?; cann ° l Service, I"*- Fear of 'Clandestine Bomb 7 Behind Disarmament Talks By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) - A mutual fear of the so-called "clandestine bomb," which is shared by Russia, Britain and the U.S., has been a prime reason for keeping the London disarmament talks going. "Clandestine bomb" is.the term they've tacked on nuclear weapons which might be made by unscrupulous armament makers or irresponsible governments. The world state of the nuclear weapon art is such that it's possible smaller countries or a large munitions combine could start producing some kind of A-bombs within the next 10 years. It's not hard to imagine the international havoc there would be if any power-mad dictator could buy nuclear bombs or have them made at home. A top U.S. scientist puts it this way: "The danger of a worldwide conflagration from a mistaken judgment or hasty act on the part of a nation armed with nuclear weapons increases in direct proportion to the number of nations possessing such weapons." Also, as the number of nations possessing nuclear weapons increases, so does the difficulty of establishing any international control over such weapons. Today, U. S., Russia and Britain are the only nations known to possess nuclear bombs. All three recognize the urgent need to put some brakes on further nuclear weapon development. As the* group grows, so does the' threat of the clandestine bomb. Experts agree France will be the next country to produce atomic bombs. And in the near future, they say. This probably explains why France is against any international ban on nuclear weapon testing at this time. Italy, it is known, is close to being able to make atomic bombs. West Germany has the scientific community and the industry to get into the A-bomb race in a relatively shorj; time. Canada, of course, if it wanted to, could begin making atomic bombs almost any time. It has the know-how, plenty of uranium and . the industrial capacity. Belgium, Holland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark have made great strides in the peaceful uses of atomic energy. This increases their capability of producing atomic weapons. In Asia, Japan is likely to be the first to produce both hydrogen and atomic bombs. A U.S. Atomic Energy Commission official has stated flatly that new discoveries of uranium in Japan mean that it will have nuclear weapons within 10 years. t In Sou.th America, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Peru have ambitious atomic energy programs under way. As far as U.S. observers can tell these programs are centered on peaceful uses of the atom. But again, this work spreads the knowledge of nuclear matters and increases the danger of clandestine bomb projects being started. Unfortunately, the experts agree, the easiest bombs to make would be the "dirtiest," the ones with the most fall-out. It's considered likely that weapons with less boom, and more death-dealing capability with radioactive poisons, would -be the best clandestine bombs. They would give more death for the dollar. To make the most simple, dirty A-bombs, nothing like the huge Hanford or Oak Ridge A-plants in the U.S. would be needed, experts say. The easiest way would be to get hold of the processed fissionable materials by illegal means. A by-product of natural uranium power reactors is plutonium, a basic ingredient for bombs. As more natural uranium reactors are put into operation around the world, the stockpile of bomb material will grow. This is a danger which the U.S. recognizes in its atomic - sharing agreements with other countries. As a result there's minimum danger of U.S.-produced fissionable materials being diverted to clandestine bombs. All responsible nations with atomic energy and nuclear weapon programs will have to cooperate in establishing similar safeguards if the world is to be kept free from cladestine bombs. worms which can become established in the digestive organs. One parasitic disease goes by the tongue-twisting name of schis­ tosomiasis. One authority regards this as the most important disease of man, with the exception of malaria. Another states that it is the world's third most widespread disease, involving 200 million people. It is thought that schistosomias­ is affects about 10 out of 100 persons coming from regions where the disease is common. In Chicago it is estimated that some 2,200 harbor schistosomes for this reason. In New York City the number is calculated at about 70,000. Furthermore, those who harbor animal parasites are potential sources of spread to others. What Every Husband Should Leave His Widow By BEULAH STOWE There is a woman in' her 70's alone in her eight-room house in a city in Nebraska. Her husband died two years ago, she has no relatives and few friends, and she is afraid. She nails the windows shut. She has five locks on the front door, three more locks on the inside of her bedroom door. She sometimes goes out on the front porch, puts a two-by-four 1. Allow her to develop her own personality. The shy woman who dedicates herself to her husband and nothing else is asking for a widowhood of being only, half of a person. , * , ' 2. Help her develop friends. Friends must be cultivated; they will not appear by magic when the husband dies. 3. Keep her informed on, business and financial affairs and tell A. Dooley operates a hospital at Nam Tha. Dr. Dooley, a former U.S. Navy lieutenant, in a tremendous effort is attempting to bring health and happiness to thousands of unsettled northern Vietnamese. He is one of the real heroes of the successful removal of Vietnamese who fled the several hundred thousand Communists in 1954 after the armistice. Works with Witch Doctors To get patients in before diseases become hopeless and injuries infected, Dr. Dooley works closely with the witch doctors of the eight tribes in the area. With tremendous support from a group of American pharmaceutical houses, which supplied his drugs and medical supplies, and the Laotian government, Dr. Dooley and his young American aides have been treating about 100 patients a day. Dr. Dooley and his aides reportedly are the first white men ever to go through the monsoon season at Nam Tha, a village in the foothills of the Himalayas. read. They cannot tell time. So Dr. Dooley tells them to take two pills when the sun is here, two more when the sun is there. The system works line, he reports. Urged by Prince Dr. Dooley and his team came here from Vang Vieng last spring, after Prince Souvanna Phoum, then prime minister, urged him to take his American medicine north. So here he is, with the latest of American drugs, mosquito bars on the hospital beds, but not his own, and a fence around the clean little hospital to keep out the water buffalo.'beast of burden and meat. Through the days at Vang Vieng, and for a while up here, his team was composed of Norman Baker, Berlin, N. H.; Peter Kessey from Texas, and Dennis Shepard from Oregon. Having stayed longer than the promised six months, they returned to the states last spring. Taking their places were John de Vitry of Bainbridge, Pa., and Bob Waters, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Dooley's role in the great Viet Nam refugee movement was so special that President Ng<»'\v Dinh Diem presented Dr. D6ol«Sy\ • with his nation's highest award,"-' the "Officer de l'Ordre National, „' ,' de Viet Nam." Named Outstanding 1 r Dr. Dooley was named one of the 10 outstanding young men in America by the Junior Chamber of Commerce last year. He since has been nominated for a high Papal award, and his book, "De* bver Us From Evil," won tha Christopher Award, I have been familiar with Dr. Dooley's work for some time through editorials and articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It is one of tha , most dramatic adventures of our'' time. Personal Diplomacy Here is a real demonstration of person-to-person diplomacy that pays off in rich results of a type that cannot be bought by many more costly programs. Every morning in Laos after breakfast he does the hospital rounds, then goes to sick call. There, around the front door of the hospital, will be gathered as many as 100 persons. Some of them may have walked three days to get there. It has been that way seven days a week for 11 months. Malaria is the chief problem here as in most of the tropics. Whenever a person's resistance is down, malaria takes over. TB, upper respiratory infections, pneu­ monias, yaws, trachoma, tropidal ulcers, whooping cough, the dys­ enteries, parasites and cholera are Dr. Dooley's chief medical problems. These, with injuries, operations and delivery of babies keep him busy. He has as many night calls as the busy practitioner in any American community. At Vang Vieng, Dr. Dooley did not get one full night's sleep in five months. There was always an emergency or delivery of a baby. NEXT: The story of Ion. a 10- year-old native boy. The spread of parasites depends i across the door, and nails and ] her whom to turn to—besides you. more on sanitation and hygiene than on climate. Hence, if the rules.of sanitation and hygiene are followed carefully the spread of parasites can be at least partially checked. The article mentioned states, "Parasitism is allowed to persist because of lack of knowledge, lack of interest, poor diagnosis and failure to realize the extent of misery caused by parasites. The application of our present knowledge could eradicate most parasites from our country, just as malaria and yellow fever were eliminated, if interest were taken, known facts applied, treatment given, and preventative measures adopted." SO THEY SAY It was Just a routine flight (bomber's trip from Dayton, Ohio, at Fort Worth, Tex., at speed faster than sound). — Test pilot B.A. Erickson. All we saw was a red light and a green light bearing down on us. —TWA pilot Capt. G. M. Schemel, on mysterious flying object he sighted over Texas plains. Re (Hurricane Jackson) can't fight good.—Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson after technical knockout over Jackson. hammers it tight with the strength 1 4. Encourage her to make con- born of desperation. Then she j tacts outside the home where she goes around to the back door and | can be useful. A job or a charity scurries in and bolts herself into I or something that has to be done the house from the inside. j will be an anchor when she is She needs help, but she won't left alone, let anyone help her. Q — "I am 59 and plan to re- Her husband could probably tire at 65. My wife tells me I have prevented this situation, had should cultivate a hobby to keep he been able to foresee the misery he was bequeathing his wife as a result of their once-happy life for two. They lived closely together. They talked over everything together. They were well-to-do, and they were self-sufficient. His widow's legacy includes a house, an income, unreasonable iear, loneliness, and distrust. No man would intentionally leave his wife in such an unhappy situation. Here are four things every man past 30 should do to prevent misery for his wife in future years: me busy after retirement, but I am too tired at night to do any thing but sit."—Percy H. A — Full-time sitting after «• tirement is full-time dullness, so take your wife's advice. There are thousands of hobby clubs in the United States. There are shelves full of books in your public library listing hobbies and describ ing specific hobbies. A bobby can make you eager to retire and have more time to spend on it, and can add to your income after retirement. Go hobby hunting this weekend. IN HIS REMOTE LAOS HOSPITAL five miles from the Red Chinese border,' Dr. Thomas A. Dooley has a smile for a young native patient as the child's mother watches. is * DR. JORDAN SAYS * By IOWIN P. JORDAN, M.D., written for MIA Service Parasitic Diseases Seen On the Increase in the U.S. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. brings to the fore the problem of. the invasion of human beings by animal parasites, Daily Times Herald Dally Except Sundays and Holidays By The Herald Publishing Company 105 West Fifth Street Carroll, Iowa JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1W9. Member of the Associated Press the Associated Press Is entitled ICluslvelv to the use for r« Hon exclusively to the use for republics tton of all the local news printed fii this newspaper as well as all AP dl* patches. ; Official Paper of County and City Subscription Rates By carrier boy _djuyery per week $ .as Carroll, Adjoining Counties r -per ye,ar „ , Carroll, Adjoining Counties, per mont .Elsewhere in Iowa, year..Elsewhere in Jowa, month- (Outslde Iowa, year Outside Iowa, month- -•10.00 - 15,00 .MO There is evidence that parasites have plagued the human race since the dawn of history and some parasitic and tropical diseases are on the increase in North America. One reason is the northern migration of peoples from- Puerto Rico, the West Indies and the southern portions of the Unit e d States. Another is that more tourists, military men, Point Four personnel and others are returning to northern climes after varying periods of residence in areas heavily troubled by animal parasites. " there are a large number of parasites which can cause illness in human beings. The majority of them are taken Into the system with the food or drink, though somei Uke the hookworm can enter the body directly through the skin. i Perhaps the most common and troublesome of the parasites is the famous pinworm, but there art others such M tha various tapay It (signing dollar bills) against the law and that attorney general (Herbert Brownell' would just love to put me in jail. — Former President Harry S. Truman, on why he's quit signing currency. Work, even on the hot days, wouldn't be so bad if you could do it for a hobby; • Remember Way Bock When Q — Where it the Marquis de Lafayette buried? A — In the Plcpus Cemetery, Paris, France. At the time of his death, the State of Virginia & shipped to France the earth with which he was covered, so that he might lie eternally ' under American soil. Q — Is the Reconstruction Finance Corporation still functioning? A - The RFC officially "dead" since June 30, 1954, still has 100 employes working to liquidate its outstanding loans and properties. Q — Who is considered by some historians to have been the Pharaoh of the Exodus? A—Ramese II Q — When was the Writ All- Star baseball game played? A — In July, 1933. American League won. Q — Do Islamic Mosques have pews? A—Unlike the Christian churches, mosques contain no Seats. This is because Mohammedan congregations sit or' kneel on the floor. Deeper You Dig, the More You Can Find in the Civil Rights Bill We have a lot more respect for gray hair when it isn't dyed black. Sometimes the most expensive gift is the gift of gab. (RudtL mUbdt By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON UP) — The civil rights bill is like the umbrella of an eccentric old lady who stuffed it with all kinds of things, like ribbons, bottletops,, broken combs and banana peels. The deeper you dig, the more you find. The lengthy debate developed several provisions which brought surprise to legislators and others who .hadn't realized they were in the bill. There Are Many Untold Stories Behind Want Ads Nineteen Forty -Seven— St. Joseph Church was the set- Ever read the want ad section ting of the wedding of Mary Wich- of your paper, not just when you mer and James J. Kratoska at 9 are looking for a bargain, but fori o'clock Tuesday morning. Theithefunof wondering what's the' bride is a daughter of Mr. and {real story behind the ads? Mrs. w". J, Wichmer and the Here's a man who wants to sell groom a son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. | his fishing equipment, right down Kratoska. Nineteen Forty-Seven— The Loudenback school reunion, ah annual event, will be held on the old schoolgrounds four miles east and one mile north of Glidden, Sunday.' Nineteen Forty-Seven-* Damian J, Hogan, formerly of Carroll, has been appointed manager of the farm mortgage division of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York. Hogan was a fieldman for the company when he lived here. 1 Nineteen Forty-Seven— James Kirstensen ajd Hen r.y Petersen, members of a Danish gyre team who were, vipitors in the S. S. Kudsk home in the to the tackle box. How does it happen that a fisherman is willing to part with his favorite rods, his lucky lures, his chance to someday catch one worth mounting? Could it be he finally made that long, long trip tc a faraway fisherman's paradise and found when he got there that it was the same old story: "They were biting'last week"? Or did his wife get tired of being a fishing widow and finally put her foot down? Here's a two-year-old piano for sale, "like new." But that one's easy'. That is just how long it takes a hopeful Mama to admit that Sis doesn't have any musical spring, have hwp with Mr. and talent after all - just as Pop Mrs. Ktidsk '//•JHtfn fw several | claimed when he was forced to buy the piano and start paying for twice-a-week music lessons. Craze Fades And how about all those home power tools for sale; electric saws, sanders, drill presses, etc.? It looks as though the do-it-yourself craze has slowed down a little, judging from all the "little used" power tools for sale.' And what about all those used attic fans? Must be a lot of housewives are claiming they are fed up with cooking over a hot stove all summer and either Papa puts in air conditioning or the family starts eating dinner out. And that partly used series of ballroom dancing lessons being offered for sale by a "college student." What happened to . make the young man quit his lessons? Did he feel it was hopeless? Or did he find a girl enterprising enough to say, "I'll teach you to dance"? The fun of reading want ads is that you can make up your own storie* as you go along. days. They are v Mvin| today for 1 (AU mgbte merved, MIA Sevvtea, la*) Now there is concern about a section in the bill which was almost completely overlooked. It got a passing mention in the House debate, which lasted from June 5 to 18,. and a brief mention in the Senate, which debated from j of New July 8 to Aug 7. Under Section 1 of the bill, now passed by the House and Senate, a commission would be created to examine all kinds of civil rights problems for two years. It could hold hearings in the open or behind closed doors. Subsection G of Section 1 says: Anyone who "released or used" information obtained by the commission behind closed doors, in executive session, could be fined up to $1,000 or jailed for a year. Censorship Question The word "used" would seem to mean that a newspaperman who got. such information — and used it — could be fined or jailed. A court might, and perhaps would, so interpret it. This raises a question of censorship of the press. How did Subsection G get into the bill and what was the purpose behind it?' The Justice Department, which wrote the bill, didn't put it in. It was put in by the House Judiciary Committee before i»# approved the bill and sent it to the full House for a vote. This was done in an executive session of the committee. • Members of congressional committees are not supposed to talk about' what goes on in executive sessions, any more than members of the proposed civil rights commission would be supposed to say what happens in their executive sessions- Wrote In Rules Nevertheless, this writer learned: As the bill came to the committee from the Justice Department, it contained no rules for the commission's operations. So the committee members wrote in rules. Then came thr question of how to stop leaks on what happened in executive sessions of the commission. Rep. Walter CD-Pai proposed the $1,000 fine or year in jail for anyone who gave out or used such information. Was this aimed at newspapers? This writer asked the senior Celler, Democrat and chairman, and Keating, the top-ranking Republican. Both said the committee was not aiming at newspapers when it wrote In the penalty. Both said that if this bill becomes law, they would back an amendment to exclude newspapers from this penalty. Keating said he would propose such an amendment himself. Why not take it out now before it becomes law? Doubt Removal Now Keating and Celler said they doubt if it coula be removed from the bill now because, while both houses differed on other parts of members of the committee, both .the bill, both agreed on SubsecYork: Representatives 1 tion G. "BRIGHT ACRES j« Mfoftt** "Bill got oM dromd up to pick up temothing in town • but ho took nSt cor instead of tho truck"

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