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No Doubt of Br ay cry of Man Taking Over Wilson's Job Only time will show the ful range of attributes possessed by Neil H. McBlroy, named by President Eisenhower to succeed the resigning Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson. But at this stage there oan be no doubt of his bravery. A man who undertakes a top cabinet job in Washington of this era is either brave or utterly foolhardy. And McElroy has given no indication that he is anybody's fool. He must therefore be brave ber cause if he ie confirmed in his new post: He will be. giving up a relative high-paying job as president of Procter and Gamble, soap manufacturers, to take a lower-paying assignment with the government. He probably will have to divest himself of any stock-holdings he' has, in order to avoid any conflict of interest between his public and private activities. Most likely he will have to maintain two homes—one in Cincinnati and another in Washington—on less money than he now has to keep one going. Instead of worrying just about what his company board of directors may do he will have to worry over what some 531 U.S. lawmakers may say and do relative to his operations. On top of all this he will have to adjust his actions to the White Tim**'Herald, CtrroH, Iowa #| Tuaaday, Aug. 13, 19S7 J House, to his fellow cabinet officers, to the various agencies and departments which affect his own field. And he. will have to worry over what foreign governments think of the defense department's pronouncements and activities. He may find he's spending as much time answering congressional and other inquires about his activities as he is performing them. He may discover, too, mat he'll be criticized as inaccessible if he sticks to business and doesn't-talk publicly, or that he'll be just as roundly assailed as a "pop-off" if he talks freely. In short, he'll be playing a course that's nearly all sand traps and rough and practically no fairway. It takes nerve. And after he's chopped his way along for a while, McElroy may find himself dreaming of the old days in Cincinnati, when, by comparison,, it was all fairway. On HTs Doorstep Thoughts And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. —Daniel 12:9. Nothing is eternal but that which is done for God, and others. That which is done for self dies. —Aughey. j America's Dr. Schweitzer— Laos Witch Doctors Aid U 1 Me Here. Is the third 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 U. S. Navy lieutenant, has been called America's Dr. Schweitzer. Congressman Has to Be Persistent to See President system estigati ° n ° f the urinary I Bible Comment— Q—Would you please say something about the skin disorder known as dermatitis herpetiformis? My husband is suffering from this. —Mrs. F. A Farmer-Prophet Speaks By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — At a recent press conference President Eisenhower twice went out of his way to explain how he felt about White House relations with Congress. Republican congressmen and senators were especially anxious to hear his comments because they've been upset about this prob- j lem during past months. Many of j them have been complaining about j the lack of leadership by the.Presi- j dent and their inability to com- j municate with Ike on important i legislative problems. First Ike was asked a question about his relations with the House over a bill to give federal aid for school construction. This has been a No. 1 goal of the administration. But the bill was just killed in the House by a five-vote margin. He replied: "I will talk to any congressman that is on the Hill about these things if he has got an honest difference of conviction with me. I try to do it, and I try to win their votes over, but I don't get up and make statements every 20 minutes. I don't think that i6 good business." Later he was asked the question, "Whom do the Democrats work with when they want to help you ....?" Ike replied; "Through the liaison officers any congressman and senator can get to me. I den't know of any reason why they say they can't get an opportunity to cooperate." A survey on the Hill reveals that what Ike says is literally true. No report could be found of a Republican legislator who bad been flatly refused an audience with the President. Although few Democratic' senators and practically no Democratic House members have sought private face-to-face talks with Ike, there were no reports of such requests having been turned down. The procedure for a congressman who wants to see Ike is to contact Ike's legislative liaison chief, Jerry Persons, or Bernard Shanley, the President's appointment secretary. It's not necessary that they state the reason for the request. In addition, the President during the past few weeks has seen every Republican legislator at one of a series of breakfast sessions. Once a week, Ike has a regular session with GOP legislative leaders which include Sens. William Knowland of California, Styles Bridges of New Hampshire, Everett Dirksen of Illinois, and Leverett S a 11 o n stall of Massachusetts. House members who attend are Joe Martin of Massachusetts, Les Arends of Illinois and Charley Halleck of Indiana. Legislators with special knowledge of current controversial bills usually attend these meetings, too. This arrangement would seem to provide adequate communications between the Hill and White House. But there is dissatisfaction with it. Congressmen, and even senators —with what they have thought were important questions to discuss — have been granted only three or four minutes with Ike. They're eased out gently but firmly to make way for the next visitor on the President's tightly controlled calling list. Nor are appointments with Ike automatic upon request. Jerry Persons or Ike's assistant, Sherman Adams, will try their best to handle a matter without bothering the President with it. Ike is out of town on weekends and makes frequent trips, which adds to his inaccessibility. A congressman has to be doggedly persistent to see the President. The breakfast sessions were interesting social get - togethers. Ike walked among the tables and chatted with each group several minutes. No penetrating rapport was established. One deficiency of the weekly meeting with GOP leaders, it is said, is that Ike isn't interested in the complex details of Capitol Hill legislative tactics. He only wants to discuss bills in terms of broad objectives. A— This is a skin disease of un -j known cause and with none too satisfactory treatment available. : It usualy shows periods of im -j provement and worsening. Its; treatment is largely by internal! 'administration of one of the sulfa I preparations and other drugs, \ since local external treatment is of, only moderate value. Q—For nearly a year I have had ringing in my ears. It comes principally when I am overtired or ill, but never stops. Last summer I had wax removed without j much improvement. What can be> the cause.?—J. G. i A— The most likely cause is a I disorder of the inner ear known I as Meniere's disease. I should sug- 1 gest that an ear specialist be con-! suited. ^ ' By WILLIAM H. GILROY, D.D. ; The recent evangelistic cam-! paign of Billy Graham in New; York has had aspects mostly unfamiliar in religious history in the; immensity, thoroughness, preparation of its organization, and finan-, cial backing. I suppose the Crusades repre- ; sented as great an organization \ and expenditure, as kings and zea-: lots enlisted and marched great armies for the conquest of the j Holy Land. Let us hope that Dr. Graham's crusade has greater success and a more permanent issue. Great and highly organized movements of religion — that of John Wesley, for instance — have not been entirely lacking, or unsuccessful. But one aspect of Dr. Graham's mission is typical of what has hap- , By DON DUNHAM NEA Special Correspondent SAIGON, Viet Nam-(NEA)-The witch doctors of Nam Tha are an unofficial part of Dr. Thomas A. Dooley's staff. But Tom Dooley doubts that the American Medical Association would object. • Dr. Dooley believes that he accomplishes more by working with the witch dnctnrs than hy fighting them. He helps them save face, builds up their prestige at the same time he works his medical wonders. In this manner. Dr. Dooley, who is a Roman Catholic, has convinced the witch doctors that they should bring their patients to him while there is still enough life in them to be saved. The doctor from St. Louis, Mo., does something else that is a little unorthodox. He indulges in "fee-splitting," a practice which is frowned upon by medical societies in the U.S. The "fees." of course, come from grateful patients. They are Tom Dooley's only pay. Splits Offerings Eggs, fruit, poultry, hand-woven cloth pieces and hair ornaments are among the offerings. All of these he splits 50-50 with the witch doctors. The witch doctors—each village hereabouts has at least one—beat on drums until an American is ready to go mad. "They do incantations; I give penicillin," Dr. Dooley says. They also burn incense, make offerings of rice to their good spirits, rub ashes on the patient's stomach, put an ash line on the forehead of a newborn baby and blow good spirits into the ears of women patients. For anemia, they have the patient drink baboon blood. A fracture is treated by wrapping leaves around it and building a mash of bamboo splints around that. That treatment is better than most of their medicine, which is usually a wholesale, all-purpose cure-all made of cow dung, tobacco juice i and other "miracle" substances. | Se«s Technique i While I was eating breakfast | one morning with Dr. Dooley, I i witnessed an example of his "fee! splitting" technique. ! A woman came in who had a ; very bad lip cancer which had i spread to her face. Dr. Dooley had i removed it in his first surgery ! here and only a slight scar is ob| servable today. | In appreciation, she and her husband had trudged for two : hours through a driving rain to bring Dr. Dooley two coconuts. He sent one of them to his col- I leagues, the witch doctors. ; The Laos have a name for any i unexplained illness or death. It is j "grippe atomique." And they are ! very positive about it. It has : caused many deaths, they think, i Thus our testing of atom bombs in the South Pacific brings only \ fear and some anger to these {peaceful, happy and land-locked ; people. Discuss Patients At the hospital sick call I sat beside Dr. Dooley and we "discussed each patient, the symp-. toms, the diagnosis and the' tf«it> - ' ment. He can talk pretty gfltfd Lao, medicine-wise. But all ^ of these eight tribes speak a Ian* guage not understood by others* That's the reason for interpreters. Then the first patient came in./The patient, a youth of about 25, had had his left arm amputated. Dr. Dooley said he was Injured in a fall from a water buffalo. He had a bad compound fracture of the elbow. He stuck with the witch doctor too long and the strange "healing paste" had produced gas gangrene and there was nothing to do but amputate. The stump is beautifully healed. A lad about four came in. I had seen him yesterday while walking with Dr. Dooley. He had massive hypoproteinuria, a severe case of malnutrition. When he stopped mrsing he no longer got proper food. He had enough but it was not balanced. Use of mercurials had helped him and Dr. Dooley was able to order that treatment stopped. He is being fed an all-purpose high protein food provided by "Fodd for Millions," another American program, at a cost of 31 cents a meal. After that came a steady stream of patients, with a variety of diseases. Dr. Dooley treated them quickly, efficiently. Cholera, cancer and leprosy cases fill the beds in his hospital's wards. There is always another patient to treat. Next: A visit to a Buddhist, ceremonial. world. It is Amos, the herdsman. I have called him a farmer-prophet, for a herdsman is a farmer. I wanted to emphasize the fact that' he came with unsullied conscience and clear vision to the city to set the standards of his simple life and integrity against the wrongs and abuses of men and women in complex relationships. Without being unduly pessimistic, or failing to recognize much that is best in the city today, I think it must be said that an Amos of today would find much in vice, crime, and the ruthless exploitation of some by others that the ancient Amos found as he came from the fields to Jerusalem and to Damascus. What did Amos find wrong? He found violence and'cruelty, social wrongs, the righteous sold for silver and the poor for a pair of pened again and again as a relig- i shoes (Amos 2:6). _ _ ^mmm -^M f, A w i* ous leader, or prophet, has come' There was disregard of the law 50 THEY SAY |* rom * ne hinterland or hermitage : and commandments, corruption in to the city to rebuke its sins and j personal relations. Religion itself call people to repentance. One i was perverted in the profanation of thinks of such figures as John the j the altars and the performance of Shave your face (of three-inch sideburns) before I see you again. —Judge John B Graf to William Sira, 21, in Jersey City, N. J„ court. He (former Sen. Walter F.; George) (D-Ga.) was an outstand-i ing American and a fine gentle- j man who will be greatly missed. \ —President Eisenhower. .1 9fa * • DR. JORDAN SAYS * Sy IOWIN P. JORDAN, M.D., Written tar NSA Service Hardening of Arteries Hits More People as Age Grows . As the average age of the population increases an added number of people suffer with hardening of the arteries, Q—I am 68 years old and for the past year have noticed that whenever I walk about a block I develop pain in my legs. When I stop, this pain goes away in a Daily Times Herald Dally Efrcept Sundays and Holidays By The Herald Publishing Company 108 West Fifth Street Carroll. Iowa JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor Entered as second-class matter at the B oat office at Carroll, Iowa, under ie act of March 3, 1879. ' Member of Ihe Associated Press The Associated Press la entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP dls- patches. •• - : . J . •' • " -'. •'' Official Paper of County and City 'Subscription Rates By carrier boy^llv^per week $ .IS Carroll, Adjoining Counties -per year --. .. ... - 110.00 Carroll, Adjoining Counties, per month ....——~.„„.,j,. Elsewhere 7 In Iowa, year--— Elsewhere in Iowa, montl MS fe "SXrs few minutes. Is this anything serious?—R. R. A—In all probability this is a symptom of hardening of the arteries in the leg which carries the name "intermittent claudication." The blood vessels are narrowed by this hardening. They carry enough blood to the legs while a person is resting, but with the increased demand of exercise the muscles protest by causing pain; In some cases medical treatment alone is indicated. In others one of a variety of operative proced- dures may be useful. In the latter category cutting the sympathetic nerves is sometimes helpful and direct surgery on the blood vessels may also be used. Q—Does the presence of pus in H the urine mean the beginning of Bright's disease?—Mrs. H. 0. ; A—As a rule, the presence of pug in the urine is merely a sign of infection somewhere in the urinary passageways between the kidneys and the outlet, Bright's disease is pore likely to be shown •by the presence of blood or a protein known as ialbumin. However^ the presence of pus is also cause The chances for electing, the House (in 1958), I think, are excellent. In the Senate it is a quite tough fight. — Vice President Nixon. I was struck by his (new U. S. ambassador to Ceylon Matthew H. Gluck) unassuming ways and his earnestness to promote good relations between our two countries. —Ceylon Envoy R. S. Guna- wardese. Baptist and Savonarola. I think that Dr. Graham is to be commended by the fact that the dominant aspect of his campaign was invitation rather .than denunciation. If he rebuked the characteristic evils of a great city, it was more by contrast with Christian ideals than by sensational denunciations, such as marked the campaigns of Billy Sunday. However, I did not start out to write about Dr. Graham, but about a farmer-prophet of ancient time, who has left his mark upon the religious rites that had no spiritual reality. His outburst against this (formalism is intense. "I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies" (Amos 5:21). Can one say that the religion of our time is free from formalism? But the message was not all denunciatory: Amos urged the people to "seek good and not evil" (Amos 5:14), and his prophecy ends upon a high note of hope and reconstruction. SICK CALL AT NAM THA HOSPITAL finds Dr. Dooley handing out pills and sage advice to Laos natives. "The witch doctors do Incantations; I give penicillin," he says. Johnson Does All Right Personally With Civil Rights Bill Maneuvering Writing began about 6000 B.C., as a pictorial representation of events, according to the'Encyclo­ pedia Britannica. Q — A dictionary of what dead ton tanker," what does the number refer to? A — The number of long tons of cargo, 2,240 pounds each, the tanker can carry. Indian tribes no longer make treaties with the United States, Next to the redwoods, the Douglas fir is the largest tree native to the United States. Old-time sailors regarded the; presence of porpoises as an omen j of fair winds. I language is being compiled by bVt"trVaties"made"prio*r to 1871 still scholars. I are recognized. A — The Assyrian dictionary, | — begun 35 years ago and expected j Earliest known slot machine to be complete in 10 more. ; was use( j to se u holy water in Q - What is the lowest point in , Egyptian temples about 2,000 the U.S.? i years ago. A — Inyo County in Death Valley, Calif., 282 feet below sea level. Infant porpoises must swim to the ocean surface for their first breath seconds after birth. Only four of the 70-odd species i of grasshoppers in North DaTcota 1 do any major damage to cultivated crops. , Remember Way Bock When Nineteen Seven- Miss Mary Yender, who has been absent for some time at Des Moines and Chicago, is home to visit her father, A. Yender. Nineteen Seven- Rev. J. W. Taylor and family have been at Lake View for the past week or 10 days. There were no services at the Methodist Church Sunday. Nineteen Seven— - Mrs. George P. Wetherill and her daughter, Miss Matie, have been guests of Carroll friends and relatives since Saturday. They have been visiting in the East and are on their return trip home to Spokane, Wash,' Nineteen' Seven— . D. O- Hillm,an and wife came Saturday from Los. Angela for a visit with Mr. Hiliman's mother, Mrs. William Hjllman, and also their brother-in-law, J. A."Dough* erty,' and family.' They are on th'elr way:to-New ; York'and will stop again on their return journey. * Q — When will the Brussels World's Fair open in Belgium? A — On April 17. 1958—the first such exposition since the New York World's Pair in 1939. Q — What inland' state is considered as possibly having been visited by Norwegians in 1362? A — Minnesota, where certain ancient stones were found. Q — In speaking of a "46,00ft Cannel coal is a type of coal formed from the seeds and spores of plants, rather than the wood, bark and leaves. Both lacrosse and tokonhon (stick ball), or shinny, were played by American Indians long before coming of the white man. The Municipal Stadium at Cleveland, Ohio, has the largest seating capacity (73,800) of any major league baseball stadium. Too Smoll Circle of Friends Con Mean a Boring Life It's good for a marriage— For a husband and wife to keep making new friends. When they limit their social life to a tight little group they soon become bored with and supercritical of their few friends. For both the husband and wife to take a separate vacation occasionally. After even the briefest separation, each sees the other with a new awareness. For small hurts and resentments to be dealt with as they come along, instead of smoothed over and stored up. For a husband and wife to count their blessings. There's too much talk in most homes about what the couple is fill striving to get and not, enough about what they al(AU Rights reserved. ready have. For a couple deliberately to seek new experiences. It's the finest way in the world to keep life from becoming too routine. Be Partners For a husband and wife to shop together for the furniture and equipment that goes into their home. A man's home is sure to mean more to him if he helps choose the things that go into it. For a wife to know as much as possible about her .husband's business* A wife who feels like '£$tfc ner js more understanding of the demands of her husband's job. For a couple to plan together for the future, instead of just drifting along trying to meet today's bills and obligations, NBA Service, JneJ By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON <*) - The man with the tingling ears is Sen. Lyndon Johnson, who likes praise. He got plenty for his maneuvering on the civil rights bill. No matter who wins or loses in that fight, he did himself some good, personally. The tall Texan, leader of the Senate Democrats, disclaims presidential ambitions in 1960. But, for a man who may be a candidate, he was painfully lost in the politir cal woods when the civil rights fight started. It was his opposite number, Sen. Knowland of California, leader of the Senate Republicans and also a presidential possibility, who got up June 20 and proposed the Senate consider the civil rights bill passed by the House two days before. Gave GOP Jump This move gave Republicans the jump in claiming—if a civil rights bill was passed—the gratitude of Northern Negroes, whose vote is increasingly important and in time the gratitude of Southern Negro voters. This is what Johnson faced when Knowland suddenly opened the battle: 1. Ruination of his own presidential hopes—if he has any—at the nex't Democratic convention it he joined his fellow Southerners in fighting a civil rights bill. 2. A shattering split in the Democratic party. Southern Democrats had threatened all-out resistance. They could be crushed and a bill passed only if Northern Democrats lined up with Republicans against them. 3. Condemnation of the Democratic party, not only by Negroes but by all those sympathetic to civil rights legislation, if Northern Democrats let Southern Democrats block the bill. Such criticism would not help the Democrats' chances in the 1958 elections. All three problems could be solved if: Southerners agreed to compromise i n p t e a d of filibustering; Northern . Democrats agreed to some compromises the Southerners wanted; and the compromised bill still could get enough votes at least to pass the Senate;, It was possible House and Senate might fail to agree on a single bill' satisfactory to both. Or if they did agree and presented President Eisenhower a Ml heavily compromised, he might feel compelled to veto it. Either of those things may happen now. If either does, there will be no civil rights law this year. But at least the Democrats will be in a better position to argue on who shot John than they were when Knowland took the lead June 20. On the vote putting the big compromise into the bill—jury trial for those charged not only in voting rights cases but for all cases of criminal contempt of court—an overwhelming number of Democrats, North and South, voted together for it. An overwhelming number of Republicans voted against. Final Vote On the final vote to pass the What Our Readers Think The Dally Times Herald welcomes letters from its readers. Unsigned communications will be disregarded. However, It Is not mandatory that signatures be printed. We reserve the right to shorten or edit letters. Hastings, Neb. Aug 9, 1957 To the Editor—Here is a story that doesn't happen often and 1 thought you might be interested in it since it happened in your town. We drove through Carroll, la., reaching there at 12:30 on a Monday early in June We ate our lunch in a park iwith the pavilion* and while there 1 wrote a note home to our son. We left for Waverly where we visited my husband's sister, Mrs. Carl Saathoff and family. It was there that I missed my fountain pen. We visited other relatives in Iowa and left for home on Saturday morning. This time again we reached Carroll, la., at 12:30. Again we drove to the park as I- had thought 1 had dropped the pen in the grass. We started looking for the pen and in a few minutes a man stopped and wanted to know if we had lost something. My husband told him what we had lost and he asked us to wait there and in a few minutes he brought the lost pen. The man Who found the pen was E. B. Rphner of 102 S, Court St. We. indeed, feel him to be an honest man. The perfect timing is what makes this story something to talk about. Mrs Claus Meyer 818 East 6th St. bill—when it was no longer possible to stop the compromise—Republicans joined Northern Democrats and a handful of Southerners to approve the bill. By this time the Southerners had dropped their resistance and let the compromised bill come to a vote although all but five of them voted against it. Johnson voted for the compromise. So did one of the authors of the compromise, another South' erner, Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn), [twice a presidential aspirant and j perhaps a candidate for the nom- 1 ination again. This vote kept them in good Southern standing. Johnson voted for the bill as a whole, which he engineered, on final passage. So did Kefauver. No Southerners criticized them. ; Both now are on the record for a civil rights bill. A "no" vote would have hurt eithej's chances of con- £ sideration at the Democratic convention three years from now. *In the end—because it was thfl. Democrats who dominated thir picture through Northern-South* em cooperation — Johnson, start* j ing away back in the bushes on. I I June 20, took the lead from Know* If land. 'ti i Under the bill as it stands Nb- groes would gain. If the bill now is allowed to die or is vetoed, the Southerners, who talked of, end*, j less fight but then compromised, j will be the winners. Nowhere in; • this picture does Johnson figure t©% .lose. . 3 Mrs. Elvira Shelby And Tom Return to Their Home in Idaho! (Tiinwi Herald News Serrtee) LANESBORO - Mrs.: Elvjr§/ Shelby and son, Tom, left ThUFS-^: day for their home in Idaho \ait<«; er spending a month with? the for*|»f mer's parents, Mr. .and • MS*>M Jesse Jenkins and with other rel?'?u atives and friends hers; and Glidden and Lake City, $ Mr. and Mrs. Ralpb WiOk'^ Sndvl family of LeCenter wer«: ,,hono/ad^| at a picnic in the Lanesbqro Parlti;, Sunday. Those attending w«r**Jfo Mr. and Mrs. Wlck'' ; snfqarn^|- and Mr. mi .UtK ,\&mMSi»,f.. and Mrs; George Dewey 8 r nj>ft«f |ni4^ ily. Mrs, Delores Moulds/ani of Storm'Lake and Mrv Don tombrtUA* andjar^

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