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Carroll, Iowa
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Editorfol— Soil and Surplus-a Hard Game to Lick, U.S. Finding Quiet! Maybe They'll Go Away . . . The administration's soil bank program, now in its second year, is aimed, of course, at reducing the nation's huge farm surpluses. The somewhat limited record so far indicates that it may not prove too effective in achieving that result. The bank involves six main commodities — wheat, corn, cotton, tobacco, rice and peanuts. The biggest portion of the bank is an acreage reserve, created by farm- trs taking land devoted to these crops out of cultivation. The law specifies, too, that land thus set aside cannot be used to grow other crops. Last year the act was adopted |A Timet Herald, Carroll, la. | O Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1957 lion dollars. And commodities in federal inventory or pledged for farmers' loans down to 7.8 billion from 8.6 billion the year before. But the record suggests that sharply boosted exports of wheat and cotton were more responsible" than the soil bank for the whittled surpluses. ' In 1957 the amount signed up for the acreage reserve is 21 million acres, against last year's 12.2 million. About three-fifths comes out of the wheat allotment. It's too early to say how 1957 production will turn out. But first indications for wheat are that out put will fall perhaps just 3 per cent too late for full effect, but about nearly 13 million out of a 55-mif erops went into the acreage reserve. Most of this was taken from wheat and corn allotments. Farmers' payments for participation in this program~"came to 260 million dollars, they got another 25 million for taking part in the other aspect of the soil bank plan—the conservation reserve. But despite the acreage withdrawals, wheat and corn in 1956 both registered 7 per cent production increases. Output of the other four crops dropped varying degrees from 15 to 1 per cent. Most experts ascribed the declines, however, to widespread drought rather than to the soil bank. As of April 30 this year, government price supports on 1956 crops had fallen 17 per cent below the previous year to a figure of 2.8 bil­ lion-acre allotment are in the soil bank. As so often before with other ef forts to cut back production, ex perts are finding that farmers set aside their poorest acres and step up output to new highs on the remaining. It's a hard game to lick. Thoughts Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.—Psalms 130:2. And from the prayer of Want, and plaint of Woe, 0 never, never turn away thine ear! Forlorn, in this bleak wilder ness below, Ah! what were man, should Heaven refuse to hear! — James Beattie. Amerigo's Dr. Schweitzer— Laos Word for Dr. Dooley:'Excellency (Last of Four Dispatches) By DON DUNHAM NBA Special Correspondent SAIGON, Viet Nam - (NEA) When the Laos tribesmen working at. Dr. Thomas A. Dooley's Nam Tha hospital discovered he is returning to the U. S.'on Sept. 1 for several months, they immediately arranged a festive rite called a Buddhist Baci. When we gathered at the hospital, a cone of flowers three and a half feet high occupied the center of the porch. Around it in silver bowls was fruit and other foods to appease Buddha and the good spirits. It was not food for us. Dr. Dooley is turning over the hospital and all its supplies and equipment — even his' personal equipment—to the Laos government to carry on the work he began in this remote spot five miles from the Red Chinese border. In turn, the government will pay the salaries of the help, buy rice to feed the patients, provide the drugs. The'Baci was to honor Dr. Dooley and to acquire all his "good spirits" for the continued operation of the hospital. It was only one minor evidence of the respect and affection held for Dr. Dooley by these people. Only One Criticism While many persons in Saigon attack Dr. Dooley's book, "Deliver Us From Evil," the only criticism of His "Operation Laos" comes down to this: "He is doing a good job, but to what purpose? When he leaves, it will end." AMBULANCE SERVICE IN LAOS Is a litter like this one bringing In a native patient to Dr. Dooley's Nam Tha hospital. McElroy Seems Ideal to Fill Secretary Wilson's Shoes By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON - (NEA) - Neil McElroy, the 52-year-old president of the Procter ft Gamble soap company* looks like an* ideal man to fiH the shoes of Charley Wilson, outgoing secretary of defense. McElroy is full of energy and an industrialist of proven ability. He get up the various soap divisions of PAtG so that they would be in direct, heated competition with one another. The result: the corporation's business zoomed. As chairman of the White House Conference on Education he demonstrated that he had that special personality touch and sixth sense for sniffing out political bobby- traps. These are essential attributes for a successful top Washington official. This education conference had dangerous, explosive political and personal.possibilities for |fcElroy. v At least half the delegates to the toeeting came armed with some kind of harpoon to burl at him or the President. But by being honest, direct and businesslike he ended tip with a pat on the back from everyone there, and with some work accomplished. The latter is rare and not really expected from education "conferences. It's good that McElroy has this nice -collection of talents because there is no such thing as a boss of the Pentagon 'having too many talents. In 'fact, before Charley Wilson came along it was believed by many serious students of government that this defense post was too big for one man. Charley proved that one man could run the three services and survive reasonably well. But it was frequently a harrowing experience. To say that McElroy is moving into a hornet's nest is to minimize the hazards of his future employ merit. Recent reports indicate that the U. S. is more ahead of the Russians in the development of new weapons than most people have assumed. But that's where any optimism about nis working conditions ceases. First off, McElroy is bound to be subjected to a rough session by the Senate before it confirms his appointment. Because soap has been his product he won't be as vulnerable as Wilson was. General Motors was the biggest defense contractor when Wilson left the presidency of the firm to move to the Pentagon. But McElroy's personal holdings and business interests will get a microscopic inspection. No matter how tough this preliminary bout is, it'll seem like fun compared to what will face him when he finally takes office in the Pentagon. At his last press conference Wilson revealed that the Defense Department was about half way through cutting next year's program by about Vk billion dollars to meet budget slashes made by Congress. This means McElroy's first job will be the demanding, agonizing task of cutting back programs. Inherent in this killer-of a problem is the big-inter-service feud, which even Wilson never quite settled. The army believes that its future existence is threatened unless it gets missiles with more than a 200-mile range. It will leap on McElroy to get him to change Wilson's order limiting it to the 200- mile missile. This leap will be something to behold, too. The need to cut programs is all tangled up in this missile fight. And the Air Force and Navy will be just as adamant as the Army that its programs can't be curtailed by one red cent. If McElroy gets by this one with his sanity intact it's possible he'll be ready for such headaches as adjusting the defense program to constantly rising costs and continuing pressure from Congress for reduced expenditures. wrists, gradually spreading other joints. Swelling appears early and an involved joint usually feels warm ] to the touch and is painful and stiff on motion. The cause of this disease is not known and there is no sure cure for all cases. However, in many victims of rheumatoid arthritis the disease does not develop into the progressive type and the condition may stop before it has done much permanent damage.. If it does go on this is the type which severely damages the cartilage and bone of the joint itself and may cause complete stiffness. Finally, there is a condition commonly called osteoarthritis or hy­ pertrophic arthritis, which really should not be called arthritis at all. There is little or no inflammation in the joints "and discomfort is present but complete crippling does not occur. This really should be called degenerative joint disease. Because of the many different kinds of joint disease the outlook or prognosis cannot be expressed until the particular variety has been identified and the possibilities for treatment outlined. Even then, there is considerable difference between one person and another. 7%e tftafote fkmt Just Plain Words Won't Rid Children of Jealousy By MRS. MURIEL LAWRENCE "It isn't fair!" is the eternal complaint of the G;'s two older children. | Nine-year-old Janet will come' home to find her younger brother on the back porch Scraping the cake batter bowl. Flying to her mother, she'll cry, "Why does he always get everything? Just because I had to go to the library, you believe that I'm fair to you You are the person who has make up his mind about that as you get to know more and more about me." Speaking this truth will benefit Mrs. G. quite as much as the children. She is not responsible for the If I have succeeded in that, I have done a good job. "Also I tried to practice as good medicine as could be done out here with what was available and what these people would accept. I tried to do a job of American public relations. I thought it a good thing for them to see four fine young Americans walking around their village, interested in them and helping them. "I want Americans to know that this kind of a job can be done by Or, "He's just out here to write i very ordinary guys like we are. another book." Well, he is going to write another book when he comes back to the U. S.' this fall. But nobody has to "spend many months in such spots as Vang Vieng and Nam Tha to write a book. And he Has well answered the first and what appeared to be a They don't have to be Albert Schweilzers or millionaires. These two Notre Dame boys wrote to me saying they admired what I was doing and they would like to help. They were picked out of dozens who wrote such letters." Dangerous Cruise John de Vitry, of Bainbridge, sound criticism. That was done by i Pa., and Bob Waters, of Fort Lau turning his hospital over to the J derdale, Fla., plan to leave by government with all of his drugs \ boat with Dr. Dooley. They are to | and equipment. Laos already has sent a young medical graduate here to take over. Two new nurses have been sent to replace his two U. S. aides. Trained Aides Dr. Dooley has trained his nurses and midwives during these months. When they finished their SO THEY SAY It (beer and tobacco) is my medicine. — William G. Malbert, 103, of Huddersfield, England. 4 ^ i • DR. JORDAN SAYS * •y IPWIN >. JORDAN, M.D., Written for NEA Strvlct Word Arthritis Does Not Mean Condition's Hopeless . When people speak of arthritis they may mean any one of several diseases of the joints, some of which are curable and some of which cannot be treated so successfully. Everyone should realize that the word arthritis means only that Doily Times Herald Daily Except Sunday* and Holiday* By The Herald Publishing Company X06 Weit Fifth Street \_ CAJTOU, Iowa We had the hydrogen bomb he- fore you did, so your security regulations don't hold water.—Soviet Party Boss Nikita Khrtish chev, in interview with two Americans. There's a lot of play In these (bicycle) handle bars, X— J. B. Cook, Kingston, Tenn,, charged with drunken driving after weav ing bicycle through traffic. you didn't have to let him scrape I *>*-• " •* the whole bowl! It isn't fair!" j human nature Recognizing the jealousy behind! So - instead of wasting time won- these accusations. Mrs. G. tries to ! dering what awful thing she did to soothe it by declaring impartial i create it, she'd better start resist- love for both children. Doggedly, \ In « her fea r that she's to blame day in, day out she says, "I love', for il - For until she does, she'll you both the same." [ j" st go on recoiling from every It doestj't work. ! Words do not rid children of jeal-1 ousy. Time does — and their own' increasing experience of our re- j liability. j Thus, the jealous accusations of i Janet and George seek a reassur-| ance from their mother that is be-1 fears. When their mother recoils yond her power to give.' \ from their jealousy as frightening, It might be wise to tell them they promptly run away from it, just that — to say, "I can't make i too, crying, "You are unfair!" jealousy between Janet and, „„„„„ „„. „„„„„.. ... „ George. It is a characteristic of all! ^^t^.^Ti^ ^L* new evidence of it as more damn ing proof of her incompetence. And the children will have to go on attacking her as "unfair." What else, given her fear of their jealousy, can they do? They fear what their mother Q — How many scheduled airline flights are there in the U.S.? A — The number has been estimated at 30.000 a day. Q — What is the "SAGE system"? A — SAGE stands for Semi- Automatic Ground Environment— an electronic system of air defense now being tested in New England. When perfected SAGE will use an electronic digital computer that will not only spot and brand a hostile airplane in a matter of seconds, but will guide interceptors to the spot regardless of the target's speed or evasive action. v Q — What is the name of the new and heaviest man-made element? A — Nobelium, named for the Nobel Institute. The pitch for a whole orchestra! Q — How much money does the is given-by the oboe, which sounds, government have in the fund out I hope through the years that all the young mothers in this (Denver, Colo.) area will say to their children: "Hiirry up now and get over there and play in Mamie's park." — Mamie Eisenhower, on dedicating park in her honor. The first well-known newspaper comic strip was printed in 1894. A farmer with an oil-powered tractor can do the plowing work of 10 horses, five hand plows and 10 men. L. W. Sieverts on a Vacation in the New England States (TtntM Herald News Service) LAKE CITY - Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Sievert are vacationing in the New England states. Saturday night guests of Mrs. Lowes Dunlap were her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Portsche and family of Lincoln, Neb. est recommendation any man can get. Two days I walked all around this community with Tom Dooley. I have never seen any man short of a president of our country receive such respect,* warm friendship and adulation as he received from small children, their parents and the aged grandparents. The children romped with him. sat on his knee, laughed with him. From porches, windows and dirt path, the parents all made the gracious little bow so typical of this part of the world, with hands held in front in a praying position, and said "Sam Baiddie," meaning something like our "good health to you." Many of tne elders address him as "Thanh," a very rare tribute indeed. It means "excellency," a very honorific title here. And you can be sure there will be many more Bacis (Buddhist rite) for "Thanh" Dr. Dooley when he returns to Laos next year. (Last of a series.) midwife's kit, supplied by CARE, with complete equipment for delivering a baby. "I have tried to do several things," says Dr. Dooley. "First, I j the U. S. tried to make myself expendable. I But I can testify to the strong- believed to be the first white men ever to go down the Nam Tha River. It will be a dangerous cruise. In Thailand, they will leave the boat and fly to Vientiane. Along the river they will stop at each village and treat the sick until the medicines they are able to carry with them are gone. Speaking of Dr. Schweitzer, Dr. Dooley plans to visit the great musician, organ-builder, religious j A novice is a beginner, while an leader, philosopher and physician j amateur may be highly skilled, in Africa on his way back to | Richard Halliburton, noted American author, was lost aboard an •ancient Chinese junk in a storm in 1939. Cellophane first was produced in the town of Tonawanda, N. Y. About 2,500.000 people now live in mobile homes. Demo Congress Sets No Records Has Passed 6 of Ike's Bills, Killed Major Legislation By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (if!— It won't be from fatigue if Congress quits in a week or so. There's talk it may. This Congress, starting in January and run by the Democrats, has set no records. At the most it has passed six pieces of major legislation. All were asked by President Eisenhower. And it killed one of his biggest items: federal aid to education. For this, Eisenhower can thank his own House Republicans, who played fast and loose and just a little too cute with the federal aid bill. First, they teamed up with Northern Democrats to attach an Honoring the birthday of Mrs Rada Ripley August 3, a family! ^ seg .?.!! tion _ T. en ^ nt ^l 0 ! 1 gathering was held at her home the note A. that evening which included Mr. and Mrs. Blake Hales, Gowrie; Mr. and. Mrs. Blaka Bales Jr. and family, Harcourt: Mrs. R. V. Griffith and Sandra. Glenwood; Mr., and Mrs. Al Gallentine, Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Wyatt and family, Fori Dodge; Mr, and Mrs. J. E. Gallentine and family, Somers; and Mr and Mrs. Robert Gallentine and family, Farnhamville. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bradley are vacationing this week in Califor; of which it pays Social Security i nia visiting relatives and friends JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor Catered a* second-class matter at the post of/ice at Carroll. Iowa, under Ke act of March S, 18*9. Member of the Associated Press The AisofUted Pre** la entitled •xcluaiyely to the uae for republica- Hon of all the looftTTnewa printed in this newspaper M well as all AP dls- patches, f ..- •,• • Official Paper o{ County and city iT- Subscription Rates 99 wrier boy delivery per week f .»» Scroll. Adjolnlng l, C A ou L nUe« -where to IQW*. year. It .tows, BMMC«~ .810.00 .1.25 12.00 there is inflammation in a joint. It does not necessarily mean that the condition is incurable. Several forms of arthritis can be treated with complete success. That type of inflammation of the joints, for example, which is caused by certain germs, like the pneumococcus (cause of lobar pneumonia) can be treated In almost all cases with complete success by one of the sulfa drugs or antibiotics. Gout acts on the joints and. of course, the treatment for this is entirely different from that of other forms of joint disease, An attack of gout leaves the joints practically free of damage, unless the disease has existed for a great many years. There are other forms of arthritis which cannot be treated so successfully. The most Important of these is called rheumatoid or atrophic .arthritis. This is a disease which starts as an Inflammation of the thin membrane surrounding the joints called the "synovia." It may start in air The Trobriand Islands are about ! 150 miles northeast of the tip of Papuan New Guinea, with Kiriwa- na being largest in the group. pensions? A—About 23 billion dollars. Remember Way Back When in Sacramento, Fairfield and San Francisco. (Rjuik Vnithtt Plan Ahead to Day When Last Child Leaves the Fold Nineteen Thirty-Two— The farm holiday is making little, if; any, impression in Carroll a survey, of produce houses, stockyards and business firms revealed today. Nineteen Thirty-Two— An experienced crew of Denison swimmers swamped a C a r r o i 1 team last night in the first dual swimming meet between the two towns^ The score was 61 to 30. Nineteen ThirjtyTTwo— AB a courtesy to Eugene Motter on his birthday a group of friends and neighbors arranged two. tables of 500 at the Motter home on North Crawford Street last evening. ' V Nineteen Thirty-Two— : "The Founders,", a playlet depicting the organising' of t h e Knights of Columbus, will be presented at Tompleton tomorrow .night by members.of Charles Car- most any-Joint, butparticularly roll Council in observance of the common in the fingers, knees and < K of C 75th anniversary. , "Our youngest child goes off to college this fall. I know I'll be simply lost with the last one gone," I recently heard a woman remark. It's 1 not an unusual observation. But a woman should make up her mind ahead of time that she is bound to feel lost when her children leave home. Sure, the house is going to seem empty, And there won't be as much work to do. But why should that make a woman feel lost? She doesn't have to sit in the house all day listening to the emptiness. And certainly a few free hours of her own each day ought not to be a weight around, any woman's neck. Why should we women take such a defeatist attitude toward the peace and leisure offered when the long job of rearing a family is done? 4 Why are we frightened by the prospect of having enough time to do things we always claimed we wanted to do? Hangover? Is it just a hangover from years when there actually wasn't much for a woman to do once her family was reared? Does the prospect of doing things we always wanted to do scare us silly because we don't really want to do anything any more? That is something for a woman to start thinking .about long before her last child leaves home. Just a little thought ought to convince any woman that a bit more freedom than she/has been, used to isn't anything to be frightened of. There's nothing so terrible about a home from which children have gone forth to make their own way. was poison to Southern Democrats, who'd rather have no bill than that. Then the Republicans did an about face and teamed up with the Southern Democrats to kill the bill altogether. And Eisenhower can take a good part of the blame himself. Because it wasn't precisely the bill he asked, he expressed himself as lukewarm to it, even though it was the only bill which seemed to have a chance of passing. Could Have Saved It His coolness encouraged Republicans to kill it. If he had fought for it, he could have saved it. Three Republican votes would have turned the trick. Monday the two Texas Democrats who are the leaders of Congress—Speaker Rayburn and Sen. Johnson — talked of possible adjournment in a week or so. They said this either because they meant it or as a needle to the Republicans to start compromising on the civil rights bill. That bill passed the House as Eisenhower wanted it. In the Senate, Democrats changed it so much that the Republicans are demanding the Democrats undo what they did. Unless the two sides agree, there'll be no civil rights law. Rayburn and Johnson linked early adjournment with the bill. Rayburn says if there's a stalemate, he's for going home. Johnson talked of a quick ending if there's no stalemate. , Also killed in this Congress — along with school aid — were the flood insurance program and corn price stabilization. Eisenhower asked for both. lVfajor Hems Passed These were the major items passed; Authority for Eisenhower to use American troops in the Middle East to stop Communist aggression; a federal housing program; an increase in interest rates on federal savings bonds; extension of the excise and corporation taxes for another 15 months;'an increase in the loan authority of the Small Business . Administra­ tion; approval for this country to join the International Atomic Energy Agency. Dead for the year were administration proposals for a voluntary health insurance program and extension of the $1 minimum wage law to an additional 2Vi million workers. Eisenhower asked Congress to let him raise postal rates. And Congress may, before it quits, give him such authority. But— it may do so in such a way that he'll veto it: by linking a boost in postal rates with a raise for federal employes, which he doesn't want, Foreign Aid After months of haggling the two houses are about to let Eisenhower have not more than $3,367,083,000 for foreign aid, or 500 million dollars less than he asked. But Congress hasn't completed action on the authorization yet, and the actual money bill which must follow may be cut much more sharply. Nor has , Congress completed action on all the other appropriations—money Eisenhower asked for running the government. He'll get less than he asked Congress to appropriate—than anyone else. He did this by talking of thp possibility of cuts in what he had just requested and then, in desperation, making a nationwide broadcast to appeal against too much cutting, All in all this was hardly an impressive year. Prime One Boom, Tighten Another By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK tfi - William Mc- Cheney Martin Jr., went before the Senate finance committee Tuesday to explain and defend his tight money policy. He and others are trying monetary controls to iron out the economic wrinkles of boom and bust. His appearance followed close, on two steps on the high interest rate front which might seem to have opposite aims. 1. The Federal Housing Administration has just raided the interest rates to be permitted on government guaranteed ho me mortgages. The, aim; to encourage more home building and start phase of the economy booming again. 2. The Federal Reserve Board which Martin heads has just raised the charge it, makes on nioney borrowed from it by its member banks. To Discourage Boom The main, aim of higher Interest rates and tight bank credit has been to discourage" the business been building new plants and modernizing. olds ones at a rate the money managers thought inflationary. The aim of tight credit: to slow down the boom and hold off a possible bust. Thus Washington would seem to be priming the pump of one boom while tightening the values on another. Critics either question the effectiveness of either step or charge angrily that they aid one set of citizens at the expense of another. The answer of the money managers is that in both cases—higher discount rate for banH, higher interest rates for mortgage lenders —they aren't leading but follow^ turn is paying only 2V* per cent ing a trend and thus bringing;after figuring its taxes, their interest rotes , in line with I Observers who question the ef- commercial bankc which had already raised the rates they charge their borrowers in industry and trade. Skeptics point out thai despite steadily rising interest rates the volume of new securities and other forms of borrowing by business have risen steadily to new heights. Small Consideration They say that interest rates prove a small consideration. For one thing with corporate income taxes around 50 per cent a corporation that borrowed from the bank at its old primate of 4 per cent was actually paying only 2 per cent. New that the rate has gone to 4V» p«r cent the corpora- those already in effect in other sections of the money market. FHA says it is making Us interest rates realistic because'they were so low that mortgage money couldn't be found, The federal reserve says it is (AU Rights reserved, NEA Survive, inc.) expansion boom. .Industry has merely getting In step with the feet oi''interest rates believe .the real criterion is the total volume of. mone^ and credit in the lending pooU Until this gains through Increased savings they doubt if Interest, rates will reverse their trend—unless Niartin should verse his stand. ro-

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