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Editorial— Americans Maintain Good Credit Rating A great deal of worrying is done by some people over the steady rise of installment credit in the United States. But there are good reasons for welcoming it as one of the soundest features of American economic life. Obviously a number of major industries would be hard put to find a continuing mass market if people couldn't buy their products on time. Houses, automobiles, furniture, big household appliances, all cost more than most Americans can pay for out of cash reserves. Thus installment buying sustains a big portion of the U. S. economy, with all that means in jobs, return on investment and so on. From the consumer's standpoint, being able to buy on credit of this sorT makes the difference between having and not having many conveniences of life. The buyer could, of course, save the money in advance of purchasing. But the demands and temptations of modern living in this country are such today that not enough people would be likely to do that. Installment purchasing is a kind of enforced saving plan — after the fact of purchase. It has a little reverse English on it. Instead of-collecting interest on his savings, the buyer has to pay it, for he has already used the money loaned to him by somebody else. Despite the extra cost this means, America's installment buyers seem to like the system very much. They keep on increas- Timet Herald, Carroll, Iowa Monday, Aug. 11, 1957 Don't Worry, I'll See That He Gets "Them" I America's Dr. Schweitzer— ing their installment load as the nation grows and their own wants expand. The worriers usually say all this is fine enough when times are good, but what happens if you have a depression? In a recent series, the New York World-Telegram and Sun noted, however, that after the crash of 1929 the leading installment finance companies had losses of less than two-thirds of one per cent on outstanding credit obligations amounting to 941 million dollars. The record throughout the development of heavy installment sales shows that by and large Americans are superior credit risks and good financial managers. They don't usually buy more than they can ultimately pay for, j and they honestly seek to pay every cent of what they owe. So long as these basic facts hold true, there does not appear any great point in worrying about the size of the country's installment credit bill — in good times or any other. Thoughts But Jesus said onto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?—Luke 22?48. So Judas klss'd his Master, And cried — All hail! when as he meant—all harm. — Shakespeare. Ion, 10, Finds U.S. Humanity in Lao i'^illsV'i'fJ Here Is the second of a four- part eye-witness report on the humanitarian medical work being conducted by Dr. Thomas A. Dooley In the remote mountains of Laos. Dr. Dooley, a former V, S. Navy lieutenant, has been called America's Dr. Schweitzer. World Atomic Energy Group Would Let Us Sleep Better By DOUGLAS LARSEN * NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON - (NEA) - The other day the President signed a formal document called "an instrument of ratification" and thereby created the International Atomic Energy Agency. Twenty other countries, includ-! bombs in the meantime. These safeguards are identical to those which the international agency will enforce when it begins distributing materials. So it will have the advantage of American experience in this effort for the bigger, longer job ahead. The agreement which a country complished by using a plaster-of- paris cast. Sometimes it is difficult to put the fragments back where they will heal properly and in good position. It may be necessary to pull the pieces apart with weights until they can be slipped into place Occasionally it is necessary to do what is called an open operation: Use a knife to erter the fragmented area, remove small pieces of Slaps Get Us Nowhere With a Demanding Child By MRS. MURIEL LAWRENCE Early one afternoon a friend of bone and place the two' ends oflMaida's mother whom she hadn't bone together, perhaps inserting j seen for three years dropped in for pins, staples,' plates or screws to hold them in place. This often brings good results when other methods have failed. pur- Ing Russia, had already officially! must ?W to get U. S. fissionable signed. The President's pen stroke, materials states that such mater was all that was needed to put j"""" w " '~" this new agency in business. j Most of the publicity on this in- j ternational agency has stressed the contribution it would make to speeding up the world use of atomic fuel for the production of electric power. This is one of its prime goals. But the less publicized goal of the agency is the one which could let the world sleep better in the future. That will be its efforts to insure that no nuclear by-products of power and experimental reactors go into bombs. The possibility of the development of so-called "clandestine bombs" — atomic weapons made la secrecy for nefarious purposes —has been scaring diplomats and statesmen more and more during recent years. The possession of • such atomic weapons by unscrupulous, irresponsible dictators, for example, would really mess up in. ternational relations. Unfortunately, as the atomic energy science advance, and more reactors begin operating, the danger of clandestine bombs being built also grows. The members of the new international atomic agency recognize this danger and the newly born organization will now begin its global nuclear sleuthing. The real need for the agency to do this job won't become critical immediately, however. The U. S. will be supplying most of the fissionable materials to other countries for the next few years. And the rigid safeguards which the U .S. puts on them shoujd prevent the building of any clandestine he a visit It wasn't very successful. Maida's baby brother behaved beautifully. He permitted himself It is no easy job to select the \ to be thoroughly admired; then best treatment and to apply it!fell asleep almost as soon as he properly. The healing, or knitting, I was placed in hie crib, of bone usually takes several! But Maida refused to take her , weeks and almos* anyone who has. nap . Finally when she had to be ial "will" not be used for atomic j sustained a fracture must make j allowed downstairs, she used every weapons, or for research on or j U P h' s m ' n ^ t0 8 ' on 8 P er i°d of ; reason she could think of to divert development of atomic weapons, i disability. It takes longer as one; her mother's attention from the grows older. | guest. The loose wig of her doll A fracture can be anything j needed securing. She had to go to Dooley sticks through the flesh. Thus the treatment varies considerably from patient to patient. SO THEY SAY Our fielders weren't fielding, our hitters weren't hitting and our pitchers weren't pitching. — Lou Boudreau, fired as manager of the Kansas City Athletics. or for any other military pose." The receiving country must keep elaborate records of the storage, handling and use of these materials and send these records to the U.S. regularly. Details of the reactor in which nuclear fuel will be used must be furnished to provide an estimate of the quality and quantity of fissionable by-products it will produce. The receiving country also agrees to give the U.S. first chance to purchase such by-products and to let the U.S. reprocess any spent materials. Finally, the U.S. gets the right to send experts into a country to check reports on the use of fissionable materials first-hand, if necessary. In this Way there is little chance for American-produced nuclear materials to be diverted to clandestine bombs, U.S. officials believe. These guarantees, which are demanded as a condition for getting atomic fuel for reactors, obviously tend to be irritating to receiving countries. But only India has flatly refused to accept these con- dii ™ ns \ . _ . I I'm very grateful to be able to Canada and Britain .the other, ; . Rus ^ a % t last. -Eleanor two countries in a position to. sell RooMveU , recently granted visa. from a slight crack in the bone to \ the bathroom. Where was h»»r book a severe break in which the bone | with the picture of the three baby is knocked into small bits or even > kittens? ranging attention BEFORE starts in to demand it. You take an old pillow slip. Into it you put some of Maida's forgot ten toys. On your first trip down town, you visit the dime store where you pick up some new ones. These you mix in with the old ones and tie the bag shut. Then .you call Maida to you and say, "This is your Surprise Bag. It only comes out of the closet when we go to see people or people come to see me. Before I start talking to them, I'll open the Surprise Bag. With your eyes closed, you can reach into it—and see what you find. After that you can reach into it one more time. Now before I put it away, close your eyes, reach into it—and see what treasure you find." When the Surprise Bag succeeds in reducing Maida's attention demands, donl run off with the idea that she's been soothed by the toy watch or playing cards she's pulled out of it. What has fed her hunger for attention is the sight of the white bag beside our chair—its visible, comforting assurance that her hap By DON DUNHAM NEA Special Correspondent SAIGON, Viet Nam — (NEA)— Ion, a 10-year-old boy of the Black Thai tribe In Laos, stuck his healthy, happy face into the doorway of Dr. Thomas* A. Dooley's hospital clinic room in Nam Tha. Ion's story is one of Dr. Tom Dooley's most dramatic in several months of the happy, pleasant people of the tribes who depend on him for their health. Ion just wanted to say hello to his "America n doctor friend*" Ion was Dr. Dooley's first patient after he opened his hospital at Nam Tha. The doctor and his boys had just ended three tough days whipping their hospital into shape. Dooley's Account But let Tom Dooley tell it in his own words: "Late at night we were called by a man to go to his village to see his son who had been badly burned. We went through rain and dense jungle, across bamboo bridges,, through rice fields and high onto the mountain. "Finally, we reached a hut on stilts. The hut reeked with the stench of burnt flesh. The father led us to a wisp of a body. "This was Ion, lying on his stomach. He was barely alive. The stench worsened. 1 picked up a rag that covered the boy's back and my head swam in sickening pity. He was charred from head to bottom. His back was twisted and distorted. "Above the boy's whimpers, the father explained that he had been burned a week before. The village witch doctor had made a paste of betel grease, tobacco juice and cow dung. This-is what caused the specter that I was looking at. We all agreed that the boy would die unless he were taken to the hospital. And hope* was feeble for him *even there. "The natives built a basket and slung it from a bamboo pole. We went on ahead. By midnight Ion was at the hospital. Team Ready "My team was ready. Pete Kessey gave open-drop anesthesia. Denny Baker scrubbed with me. And we did our first operation at Nam Tha in a room where the paint had hardly dried "Using flashlights (we had no j just selfish charity •'•'"SI® we have, or whether ^M^Umtm be the cruelty and lust of »6M-S just a few miles north ; : wfie *«'l |t |*f|^ Communists hold stway. Vt Saved from Death ' * \ '"'\f, But Ion came tc love and Taj* 1 * •• spect his "American decide,; v; friend." whose skill and care had "" staved off death • \ 5 : v Tom Dooley sees in Ion a liv* ing example that we are out • brother's keeper and that it Is not electricity), we cut away the dead tissue, cleaned out the burns, scrubbed the little boy and even gave him a haircut. We then bundled him into pounds of Terramy- cin ointment, fluff gauze and bandages. For the rest of the night my boys stood watch over him, forcing sugar, salt and penicillin into him. "With the power of medicine and prayer and a little sweat, Ion pulled through. As he improved, we rigged his bed with colored balloons sent to us among many other things by a Honolulu high school. Ion loved these and said, 'Kenoi mak-Thanh Mo li . . .' This means, 'I like Americans a lot.' " Dr. Dooley, of course, had no "There is 3 simple, clearcut, vivid call to those of us who have,; lived in freedom. This challenge demands that we give to those who need it some of our time, some of our numanity, some of- our love and some of whatever light we have." the doctor insists. That typifies the spirit that has brought Dr. Dooley to this rim of the world, where there are no roads, no communications, no Water but the muddy Nam Tha River and what can be caught front rains. He is putting into daily practice the highest ethics of medicine. He is also demonstrating the precepts of his religion. Many think this is the finest example of American aid because it gets down . idea what the fates had in store i where the people live and they for Ion when he snatched him j can understand what they are getaway from death. He did not ting, know whether he would grow up • • — to have faith in the freedom that' Next: The witch doctors of Laos* FIRST LAOTIAN PATIENT of Dr. Thomas Dooley was 10 -year-old Ion, shown here after recovering from burns. This group (southern California ans) hovers over Arizona's dried up water holes with the covetous eyes of buzzards waiting for death to finally come so that they might feast completely on what belongs to us. — Sen. Barry M. Goldwater (R-Ariz.), in water dispute. Highlights (of his tour of Europe and Africa)? Perhaps you'd like to see my forehead. — Adlai Stevenson, to New York reporter's query. fissionable materials, have said they would insist on the same guarantees. Russia, however, says it plans to give atomic energy assistance "with no strings attached." It does not reconcile this statement with its membership in IAEA. * DR. JORDAN SAYS * By 10WIN P. JORDAN, M.D., Written for NBA Service Fracture Usually Means A Long Disability Period Falls, auto accidents and skiing are among the many causes for broken bones A person with a broken bone should not move or be moved except with great care, as the fracture may be made worse by motion. Splinting with a boai'd or some other rigid object is advisable before moving. Mount McKinley. highest mountain in North America, is much higher than Mount Blanc, highest mountain in Europe. Socrates was a sculptor as well as a philosopher In his early years. Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd made five visits to Antarctica between 1928 and 1956. At last, exasperated beyond endurance, Maida's mother slapped her—and took her back upstairs. There Maida succeeded in her purpose. She go» rid of the guest. She screamed w long and intrusively that the guest couldn't stand it and remembered she had some shopping to do. Thus, slapping our attention-dem- manding tyrant gets„nowhere. The|piness is on her mind even while experienced parent has learned i we seem to be attending to our this—and deals with him by ar-' guest Barbs The more you breathe through your nose the more you'll, keep your mouth shut— and sometimes that's good. Remember Way Back When Q — In what state did scientists recently discover a fossil shark 250 million years old? A — Indiana, which once was covered by an ocean. Q — How many attempts before succeeding did Adm. Robert E. Peary make to reach the North Pole? A — Six. He succeeded April 6, 1909. Q — How long did the League of Nations last? A — Twenty-six years, 1920 to 1946. Q — What U. S. Army unit it nicknamed the "Angels from Hell"? A— The Uth Airborne Division, every man of which is a qualified parachute jumper. They are also known as "The Lean and the Mean." Q — What famed woman journalist went around the world in 72 day's? A—Nellie Bly in 1889. June was a month when the popular expression with girls was, "Brother, can you spare a diamond?" Rev., Mrs. Jones And Family Spend Week at Cedar Falls (Ttmw Herek! New* Service) RALSTON - The Rev. and Mrs. Don Jones, .Donna and Linda, are at Cedar Falls this week. There will be no preaching Sunday morning here or at Maple Grove, but there will be Sunday school at Ralston. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nicholson, Craig and Renae, of Des Moines came Saturday to the J. A. Tranter home. Mr. Nicholson returned home Sunday evening, but Mrs. Nicholson and the children remained for a few days' visit. Patrick. Attending were Mrs. Ruby Wiederin, Mrs. Joy Gregory, Mrs. Mary Ann Gregory, Mrs. Evelyn Gregory, Mrs. Phoebe Patrick, Mrs. Darlene Dickinson, Mrs. Katherine Henning, Mrs. Delores Burkett and Mrs. Dorothy Blackley. Mrs. Hannah McCullough of Bismarck, S. D., who is visiting relatives in and around Scranton, spent Thursday afternoon in the home of her cousin. Clara Brown. Mrs. Lee Hunt visited Mr. Hunt at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines Sunday. He is recovering from an operation. Mr. and Mrs. Myron Gregory, Joan, Linda and Michael, Mr. and Mrs. George Gregory and Ray_ . .. . , .. T. I mond, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Greg Sunday dinner guests in the J A. | of Rals a notndM.ra.nrsMd Tranter home were Mr. and Mrs. | ory of Ra , ston and Mf( and Mrs> Cliff Gregory and family of Dike Robert Nicholson, Craig and Re- 1 The way some politicians meet an issue you'd think they owed it money. Daily Times Herald daily Except Sundays and Holiday* By Tha Herald Publishing Company 105 West Fifth Street Carroll, Iowa JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor Entered aa 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 nows printed in this newspaper as well as all AP dispatches. * Official Paper qf County and. City Subscription Rates ' ' By oairier bpy^Uvery per week 1 ,81 Carroll. Adjoining Counties per ./ear - rn A —•-,,—S10.00 CarroUi Adjoining Counties, ner month -—„—," l.M Elsewhere in Iowa, year—1100 Elsewhere'.In Iowa, month,^—. ,M0 Qutsjde year,-,,.-.. W Nineteen Seven- O'Brien Sisters of Scranton have opened up a dressmaking and mil- If a person fractures the lower jlinery establishment in the Berg leg while wearing high boots, the boots should not be taken off until after reaching the hospital, as the boot itself serves as a sort of splint. The proper splinting and moving of a patient who has sustained a fracture may make a great deal of difference in the setting of the fracture and in the time which it takes to heal. Once a person who has a fracture has been brought to the hospital, skilled care is Important. Xray films must be taken to show just where trie fracture is and the position of the fragments. To do this, the X-ray films often have to be "shot" from different ap« gleg. • If the two par,ts of bone can Ue brought together in good position, then healing should take plaice easily, especially in younger people. When the fragments a re brought in proper position) the parts must (je kept from moving to .give the bone a chance to grow together, Tuk test is generally «*> er building just east of the opera house. Nineteen Seven- Harry Miles and Ed Wieland were at Lake View the past few weeks and last Wednesday afternoon took second in a sailboat race of five miles in which six boats were entered. Nineteen Seven— The state levy for Carroll County as returned by the state executive council for the year 1907 is as follows: for general revenue 3 4-10 mills; state university 1-5 mills; Iowa college of agriculture 1-5 mills; Iowa normal schools l- 10 mills. Nineteen Seven- Miss Olga Lundell, who was kid- titfmix by#i8 i Holy Jumpers and taken to Waukesha, Wis., last November, has been restored to her parents at Sac City. Mrs. Lundell, mother of the girl, filed a petition with the circuit court on the 29th of last moijth, the church authorities finally having to give up the girl Lots of people are spreading the dirt these days, but not necessarily in a garden. For auto-driving drunks there's a morning after, or just a mourning. A gal has her choice — go to the mountains and see the scenery, or to the beach and be the scenery. nae, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kreger, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Wilcox, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Knight, celebrating the second birthday of Craig. Afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mosier of Granger and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Mosier and Cecil of Des Moines. Mrs. Myron Gregory attended a coffee Thursday afternoon in the Vernon McDonald home in honor of Mrs. Robert Perkins of Ft. Wayne, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson* and Eddie, Mrs. Edna Johnson of Lockport. 111., who were visitors in the Esther Johnson home at Glidden, Mrs. Esther Johnson and Charles Jubell were Monday morning breakfast visitors in the Bert jubell home. Members of the Birthday Club had a coffee Tuesday morning in The average man wears a 7V* size hat unless he happens to be the average man and goes bareheaded. dhrtk TTUlhiL Well-Meaning Children Push Parents into Old Age The married Brown children are slowly and subtly pushing their parents into old age. Though their parents are still alert and active, the children have stopped asking their advice and starting to give it. Their parents Ipve the big, eld house they have lived in for nearly 30 years. But the Brown children keep harping on the theme: "What you need is a small, modem house. It's silly for you to be rattling around in a big. old house." The fact that th? big, old house is home and the neighbors old friends doesn't keep the Brown children from trying to subsitute their idea of a suitable place to live. Sure, Mr. Brown comes home tired after a day's work. But his 4A11 JUgkfa job is his life. And yet his children insist that he ought to retire and take it easy. Give Credit The Brown children are good about writing letters. And, of course, their letters mean a lot to their parents. But they would have a better effect if they were not over solicitous. It makes, the Browns feel old to know their children worry about them all the timel. Nothing does more to keep an older couple young than the feel ing that their children respect their judgment. They should, get credit for being able to manage their own lives. , But the most ievtng cbUdjren ej ten overlook that fact. In the name of love, they actually push their parents into old age. had a picnic supper Sunday with their mother, Mrs. Alice Gregory, In the Eldon Kirkham home at Perry. Mrs. Arlen Charter, Michael and Nicki Jo, who had been visitors in the parental Francis S i g n a 11 home, have returned to their home in Torrance, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mulford and Carolyn Lee of Audubon were Sunday night supper guests in the Francis Signall home. TO SERVE DINNER (Ttmes Herald Newt Scrviee) MANNING — Women of Sacred Heart Parish will serve their an nual chicken dinner at Sacred Heart Hall Sunday, Aug. 18, begin ning at 4:30 p.m. Mount Vesuvius, in Italy, Is the Opal Bedford home for Phoebe I Europe's 'active volcano. SPARKPLUG .... Good thing there's no spark in this plug or Curtis Wheeler, a garage attendant In New York City, might get Jetted out of his reverie. It was a nice day and Wheeler just got carried away. Think he could get a ticket for parking next to a ttreplttg? Martin Bielema Of Wall Lake Is Home from Hospital (Timet Herald Newt Serrlee) WALL LAKE - Martin Bielema has returned home from Loring Hospital at Sac City, where he had been a patient for three weeks following a heart attack Callers' in the Bielema home were Fred Beisch of Breda, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Voss and E. M. Westering, Saturday afternoon; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lindstrom and baby of Odebolt and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bielema and family, Saturday evening; Joe Crandall of Lake City, ' August Frerichs, Elmer Wollesen, Steve Hoft, Mr. and Mrs. C. EL Button, Mr. and Mrs. Gerd B, Gerdes and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Williams, Sunday. Marlen e Dierenfeld returned home Saturday evening aft e r spending a week at the Walther League Camp at Lake 'Okoboji. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Westrom of Storm Lake accompanied her home. Mrs. Leonard Mauer and Ma a Richardson entertained the Mission Study Circle and a few guests in the Presbyterian Church parlors Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Lyle Willhoite had charge of devotions. Maude Dagadu, whose home is in Africa and is attending college at Ames, was the principal speaker. She was a guest in the Ben • Von Glan home nea* Westside- Following the meeting! , the hostesses served lunch. The Wall Lake Garden Club held an annual picnic in the Community building Friday afternoon. Foi- lowing'the business meeting, Mrs. Steve Hoft showed pictures taken on their trip to California last winter. Mrs. Raymond Schultz and daughter. Carol, of Odebolt and Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Deur and baby from Michigan called on Mrs. Louise Schultz Friday. Jane Mackey of Iowa City spent \ the weekend in the M. G. Mackey home. v Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Brotherton and children of Blue Earth, Minn., spent the weekend in the ; home of her mother, Mrs. Anna ; Tjaden. Katherine Wilken entertained the Som-R-Set Club at a dessert- luncheon Thursday afternoon. Prizes were won by Miss Wilken, .\ Miss Amanda Herrig of Sac City', and Mrs. Albert Franck of Cat- ' I narvon. < Mrs. August Frerichs and Mrs. 5 Mary Wicker entertained'Mr. and .,• Mrs. Arthur Hasch of Lytton^lit. * Com. and Mrs Richard Pawspn, Kathy and Bruce -from Virgjnia I and Mr6. Agnes Jensen for dinper \ Thursday evening, in the Frer^nB , home. v* " <, 1 Mr. and Mrs. Aivln Jphnaoii,, I Mr- and Mrs. WilbM RaW«. Emma Swansoi* an«j[ Mr*and Alfred Dreesen 9jt$en,d<$* a 1 ins' picnic at the Odebolt SuT»Q»y y ; ! Scarcely more, ate""