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Editorial— Something New in Politics Brewing Out in California Politics is a pretty old game and so some people imagine there's never anything new in it. But there is, and the 1060 Republican contenders for the presidency may be the ones to prove it. For some time now a nomination race has been shaping up between Vice President Nixon and retiring Sen. William F. Knowland of California. Knowland made the prospect more certain recently by telling friends among California lawmakers that he definitely plans to run for governor of that state next year. All along, the present Gov. Goodwin J. Knight has indicated an intention to run again, which would give California one of the hottest primary fights in many years. Knight could, of course, change his mind and run instead for'the Senate seat Knowland is vacating. He doesn't particularly want the spot, but he might under some circumstances decide that going for it was the best thing. Should he battle for the governorship however, then the big question would be where Nixon would throw his very substantial weight. And here's where the relative novelty in polities might appear. Some sources indicate he may lend his backing to Knowland, who could turn out to be his chief 1960 rival if he went on to win the 1958 governorship election. . Seldom in political history would you be likely* to find a parallel. Presidential contenders are not in times Herald, Carroll, Iowa Saturday, Aug. 17, 1957 On Your Way, Sir! the habit of helping to build each other up. Their normal Instincts are all the othef way. But Nixon has a problem. His dislike of Knight is personal as well as political, and is well known. To get behind the governor would look bad, and would go against his grain. There's no way to stay aloof from the struggle, since the Southern .California Republican organization is largely Nixon's, and would have to take a definite stand in any such contest. Possibly the vice president believes his status with respect to the 1960 nomination is so strong that he can give such aid and still not suffer unduly. But obviously there is a risk involved and politicians as a breed do not run around deliberately trying to increase their risks. It could be that Nixon just doesn't think he has any other choice in the matter, and simply will have to let the chips fall where they may. Thoughts And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments.—I Kings 9:4. To be a Christian Is to obey Christ no matter how you feel. — H. W. Beecher. Brutal Youth- A City's War Against Teen Ter Wilson Gained Respect of Top Officers in Services By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON—(NEA)—If Charley Wilson had left the Pentagon last summer instead of this summer there would probably have been shouts of joy among many officers of the services. It's almost impossible to be secretary of defense without making some decisions which make you unpopular with the services. The astonishing fact about Wilson's performance is that he finally won the genuine affection and trust of top officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, in spite of how some of his decisions might have irritated them. They're all sorry to see him go. If anyone has reason to nurse a grudge a'gainst Wilson at this late date it is any officer associated with the Army's ballistic missile program. Wilson is leaving behind an order which limits the Army to using missiles with ranges not more than 200 miles. The Army feels this is a cruel blow which will seriously hamstring its future effectiveness in the missile age. But an Army colonel in the missile program pays this tribute to the outgoing defense boss: "There's no question that Wilson honestly believes that the 200- mile limitation is the best thing for the services. We differ with him on this question. But this does not obscure the fact that he has probably been the best secretary of defense we've had. "He has learned the job like no man before him knew it. His insight and experience in production problems have been of tremendous advantage to the defense program, and he was always our best de fender when we needed one." Another feat attributed to Wil son during his Pentagon tenure was maintaining strict civilian control of the military and not permitting himself to be run by the brass NEA Service, lac couple even had his salty humor, courage and wisdom. But the big ingredient which the former president of General Motors supplied to the position was his successful industrial experience aancf background. Experts agree that America's industrial might won World Wars I and II. Russian military leaders have known that the only way to win World War III would be to deliver a paralyzing blow to U.S. industry. Maintaining America's big defense against the threat of Russian aggression and fighting the Korean war have mostly been concerned with industrial problems. Weapon development and tactical and strategic planning have naturally been vital problems. But the great mass of top-level work involved in keeping up America's defense consists of industrial problems. Thus it would seem obvious that a man with outstanding industrial experience has the best chance to succeed in that Pentagon post. At least, if if wasn't obvious before Wilson took the job, it is now. And there's another related requirement for the man who bosses the Pentagon. That is the need to haxe experience in running big operations. It's difficult for the average person to conceive the enormity of the problems and the scope of operations of the U.S. military machine. Even being president of the gigantic General Motors didn't give Wilson complete experience for his defense job, he has said many times. The only real preparation for the job is doing it for four years, he has said. Wilson would be the first to deny that every future defense secretary who had not been a big industrialist first is doomed to failure. But he would also agree that before a defense boss leaves the job, if he had done it satis ing is too great, the blood is not pumped through the kidneys fast enough. Therefore, some of the fluid which should be eliminated from the body through the urine is retained. Bright's disease, or chronic nephritis is another cause of dropsy, j [ In this disorder the kidneys are not I \j able to filter out fluid from the;" blood as they should. Thus, too i much fluid is simply kept in the 1 body. There are other conditions which may produce dropsical accumulation of fluid, but probably the most common are the two mentioned. In all cases, therefore, when dropsy develops, it is important to find out what is causing it and to remove or remedy the cause whenever possible. If this cannot be done, special measures, including diet, and medicines which alter the chemical substances in the blood, may be tried to stimulate the elimination of fluids. In some cases of dropsy it is possible to give drugs which are called diuretics. Diuretics have the ability, at least temporarily, to increase the flow of fluids through the kidneys and their passage into the urine. Sometimes excessive fluid can be taken off by puncturing the place where it has accumulated and allowing it to drain out. If fluid has collected inside the abdominal cavity it may be removed from time to time through a needle. In all cases of dropsy the measures used must be adjusted to the individual circumstances. Retired Man Makes Plans For New Business Venture SO THEY SAY "I'm an armchair businessman," says P. C... who retired last January. "My business investment so far is $1.25 for a year and the possible returns from this investment are unlimited." For his $1.25 Mr. P. C. subscribed to the Business Service Checklist, a weekly four-page leaflet published by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. "This has led a little man into large dreams," he explains. "I want to start a business of my own, but have not yet decided what sort of business. My rvailable capital, about $6,700, is also our life savings. I can't afford a mistake. I can afford to study. The Checklist is a list, not a magazine, giving titles of material published by the U.S. Department of Commerce and other agencies. Some of the material listed will be mailed free on request, and other information can be obtained at a slight cost. From his armchair M. P. C. keeps up with the trends of business. He may send in for a report on the copper industry, a survey on the salad dressing and mayonnaise business, an address by the Secretary of Commerce, or reports on patents, weather, foreign trade, road building or international trade fairs. Especially applicable to Mr. C.'s interests are the publications of the Small Business Administration, This was one of the saddest days in the Senate because this was a vote (putting jury trial into civil rights bill) against the right to vote. —Vice President Nixon. Increasing conflicts have beset my marriage over the past several years. — Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, on plans to divorce third wife and marry actress. I knew she (his wife) was out for blood, so I stepped on the gas. —Robert D. Smallfield, 42. of Los Angeles, who says she used her car to duel with his in fit of jealousy. such as "Buying a Small Going Concern," "Pricing and Profits in Small Stores," or "Control of Ex pendable Tools. 'These three mentioned are four-page leaflets dis tributed free by the Office of Information, Small Business Administration, Washington 25, D.C.) Mr. C. went to work when he was 17 years 1 old. For 48 years he worked for a boss—in the oid fields in Texas and Louisiana. He wants only one more boss for the rest of his life, he says, and he wants to work for only one more-company: he'll be the boss and he'll own the company. Or else he won't work at all. Q—"I have met a man who has asked me to marry him. but my two sons and my daughter are objecting to it. I have been a widow for nine years, and my children are all married. I live alone, and I would like to have a husband again, but I am afraid."-W. J. F. A— What of? Your children, your prospective husband, or yourself? Many marriages in the later years of life prove to be a blessing to husband, . wife and also to the children of their former spouses. Provided you use the same good judgment you used in choosing your first husband and the father of your children, you need not be talked out of marriage just because your children think you are too old. You know the answer to that better than they. (Second of Four Dispatches) t By WARD CANNEL NEA Staff Correspondent NEW. YORK—(NEA 1 - The profile of the terror which grips this city is the picture of a boy in his teens', still in high school, still wet behind the ears—and as deadly as a panther. He may be a member of any of the city's 500 youth gangs, or he may be a loner—on the prowl for trouble with one or two companions. He is white or black, Catholic, Protestant, Jew. He comes from any neighborhood, from a good home or a broken home or a large or small family. His tools of terror are his strength and speed, his bare hands, a TV antenna that swings like a whip and cuts like a knife, a belt with a heavy buckle, a broomstick, baseball bat. knife, or razor blade carried in a stick or in the tip of his shoe. ' And as I write this, he is stand ing defiant of New York's 23,000 police and laughing in the face of the city's 100-odd agencies which help young people grow to good citizenship. Gang Outbreaks Tonight his gang will try to take revenge on a rival gang for a real or imagined insult. Or. with several companions, he will attack an evening stroller — man, woman or child—and deal a slash ing, beating, kicking, stabbing victory over the disarmed victim If he is caught, this young'thug will try to batter the police. If he is arrested, he stands a better than even chance of squirming out of paying any penalty. The result is a huge city face to face with a deadly fear of less than three per cent of its young people. And while the problem of teenage rebellion is not new here—or anywhere—the senseless savagery and brutal killing and maiming has increased beyond the city's ability to cope with it. No Simple Answer Administrative social workers, professors of psychology and sociology and civic planners make it very clear that "this problem has no simple answer. We must look in other areas. There was on excellent paper on this presented at . . ." Fastest action—in fact the only action — came from the police force. Beginning with the formation of a Youth Squad, police began to organize and correlate their information on the fighting gangs. Informants were on tap and specially schooled men turned their knowledge to power. Recently, for example, a tip that a fight had been planned by two gangs, the Fordham Baldies and the Scorpions. Youth Squad men, dressed in sports clothes, played stoop ball or pedaled bicycles through the probable battle area And when the gangs arrived, the police closed in and stopped the fight before it had a chance to start '. . Meanwhile, .at the other end of the city, a group of teen-agers were firing a shotgun at two young men in a deadly and unprovoked attack. Rookie Cops The Police Commissioner has YOUNG REBEL IN CUSTODY: A boy In his teens, still in high school—and as deadly as a panther ... The lawyers, bankers and intel- 1 factorily, he would end up with lectuals who preceded Wilson all j the equivalent of big industry ex- did conscientious, patriotic jobs. A ' perience. • * DR. JORDAN SAYS * ty IDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D., Wrltttn for NIA Strvlca Treatment for Dropsy Depends Mostly on Cause dropsy. "Is it fatal?" she asks. i'Is this disease necessarily connected with all heart conditions? And does a Daily Times Herald Dally Except Sundays and Holidays By The Herald .Publishing Company 108 West Fifth Street Carroll, Iowa JAMES W, WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor Mrs. 0. M. writes that she had person who has heart disease ala few questions on her mind about ways get dropsy? Finally. If a person does have this disease is there I any good treatment for it?" Before discussing dropsy in general, I shall .try to answer these questions. First, dropsy, or edema, is not a disease at all but a symptom.-Therefore, it is not of itself fatal. Death occurs'only when the underlying cause cannot be successfully treated. Dropsy does not accompany all forms of heart disease. Finally, the treatment for dropsy depends largely on the cause, .When the body fluids are not eliminated as they- should be the result is. an accumulation of such fluids in the tissues. It is this Which carries the name ; >f dropsy or edema. The most likely spots for this accumulation are in the lower extremities, the abdominal cavity, the lower part of the back and under the eyes, One of the most common causes for ecjema is heart disease. When the. heart is unable to jdo its full job of keeping the circulation going in », normal manner, slowing of the blood flow occui*. U this MOW Entered ,as 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 1* entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local new* printed In this newspaper as well as si) AP dispatches. .. ' •• Official Paper of County and City Subscription Rates By carrier boy ^deUvery^pe* week $ M Carroll, Adjoining Counties per year , i__•— -=—rr— —110,00 Carroll, Adjoining Counties, per month ™1.36 Elsewhere in Iowa, year—— 12.00 Elsewhere in Iowa, month 1. Outside Iowa, year Ai _ „„,•,„„„..„ 18.' outside Iowa, <tm**~r I just had a couple of glasses of champagne with a doctor who is treating my mother. I'm really a good girl. — Starlet Gia Scala, denying she was drunk when her car hit house in Hollywood. It takes 40 years for elephants to grow up and 100 for some men. Q — What is the value of all goods and services produced in the U.S.? A —• In the April-June quarter of this year it reached a record rate of 433Vj billion dollars. Q—What is the B-58 Hustler? A — A new Air Force bomber said to be the fastest jet bomber on earth. Capable of an estimated 1,200 m.p.h., it travels twice as fast as any other U.S. bomber, Q — How long did Queen Victoria reign in England? A — Sixty-three years. Q —When former Soviet premier Georgi M. Malenkoy was ex steps of what famous Communist did he follow? A — Leon Trotsky's. Trotsky was sent there after he lost his power struggle with Stalin. Q — What is the life span of an eagle? A—They often live 100 years. It's mighty easy for a young fellow to slip up on an icy stare. Any new dad soon learns what "to have and to hold" means. Parting is painful when you bear down too hard on the comb. No man likes a dinner of cold shoulder and hot tongue. thrown 536 recruits with five weeks of training at the Police Academy into the city force. But as one seasoned cop said: "It's just a matter of time before one of the new boys shoots one of these young punks and then every cop in the city will be in for it." For the cop on the beat, teenage violence is a tough assignment. You hear the same story over and over from the city's uniformed force: If you bring the little hoods in, some smart lawyer gets a minister or protective agency to back him up. If you had to use any force in , subduing the kid, you can get in real trouble because the law's against you. And if you make the charge stick, the kid and his gang will promise to get you. "Besides," one cop said, "when you're in uniform, you're fair game. I'm not ashamed to admit they've got me scared." Work With Schools While it is almost impossible to gain organized cooperation of parents of the city's youth, law enforcement agencies have been able to work closely with high school administrators. Conferences are held with guidance officers, Youth Squad men, detectives, group workers. Police methods and problems are exchanged with teaching methods and problems. Case histories and psychiatric reports are compiled on known and suspected youthful offenders. "But," said one administrative officer in a tough school, "to get the people in authority at the Board of Education to do anything about it is another story. Nobody wants to stick his neck out. And so our criminal young stay in school." While it is generally agreed that extra police will help put the lid on the tureen of terror, it is also generally agreed that something else is necessary. There are about as many plans as there are people. Proposed Curfew There has been a proposed curfew for all young people.There is talk of using Civil Defense personnel to patrol streets. Or, give the police more nightsticks; give teachers back their birch switches; break up the gangs; give second offenders stiff sentences. On they go. And for every plan there is a serious drawback. One of New York's most successful criminal lawyers, who has successfully defended scores of young hoodlums against charges of all kinds of violence and sadism, requested that his name be withheld before he said: "They can't afford to break up the gangs because then they'd never get any reliable information. They can't police every teenager in the city. And they can't afford to give second offenders stiff sentences. "Have you ever seen the jails and reformatories?" And he threw his head back and laughed. Next: The prisons. Three's company and two is too often an argument'. Remember Way Back When Nineteen Forty-Seven— Duane Thelen, Charley and Malachy Morrissey and Wayne Heithoff are spending this week at the LaSallette camp near Milford. Nineteen Forty-Seven— Mrs. Gertrude Broadley of Rishton, Lancashire, England, arrived yesterday to visit her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Leighton Wederath and daughter Sylvia Lee at their home five miles west of Carroll. Nineteen Forty^Seven— Members of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lidderdale will celebrate the diamond jubilee of their church Sunday, August 17, the Rev. Rudolph Hermann announced today. The church was founded August 15, 1872, Nineteen Forty-Seven— * ' Bruce Alderman of Iowa City, son-in-law of Dr. and Mrs, Stanton L. Sherman, received his master of science degree at commencement exercises of the State Uni verity of low* WedoesdAf aJfhfc. It's the irony of fate that lets a justice iOf the peace marry a cou- iled to Kazakhstan province, 2,000 j pie who spend the rest of their miles from Moscow, in the foot- 1 liVes fighting. Praise Son's Wife to Win 'Nice Mother-in-Law' Title "The easiest way in the world for a mother - in - law to win the friendship 'of her daughter-in-law is to praise her in front of the son." So says one of my women readers. Of course, she's right. And the praise needn't be blaring or seem forced. When she is invited to dinner, the mother-in-law can ask for a recipe. That's just as easy as making a barbed remark like, "These are wonderful steaks—but they must have cost an awful lot. When you've kept house as long as I have, you'll learn ways of using cheaper cuts of meat." When the mother-in-law is shown a new piece of furniture she will admire it extravagantly, If she wants to be, friends. Or she can make the mistake so many mothr er6 -in-law make by saying: "I've never cared for modern furniture myself—but I guess it is what most young people like." , Easy To Be Nice It's easy for the mother-in-law to repeat compliments she has heard about her daughter-in-law. And if she is wise enough to repeat them when her son is around, she is sure to leave her daughter- Trimming Of Defense Costs Is Felt By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK «"l - Disarmament is still a dream for all the talking at the London conference. But little by little the Western nations are cutting back on their defense planning and spending without any formal agreement. A number of U. S. corporations and industries are feeling it. And a number of US cities are worrying about the trend, especially in the Southwest and along the entire West Coast where the biggest local payroll is that of a defense plant. Noted by Market* The stock market has taken due note each time a company has lost a military contract or is threatened with a cutback in government buying of its products. In Europe the need for governmental economy and the problem of shaky currencies has caused trimming of defense programs. In the United States the economy drive is complicated just now by the squirming of the U.S. Treasury unden the present limit on the federal debt. It will be bumping the 275 billion dollars debt ceiling before the next big flow of tax receipts in January and March and April. And it would be politically embarrassing for the administration to ask Congress once again to lift that ceiling temporarily and give the Treasury more space in which ,to stretch comfortably. Cutting Back So the administration is cutting back on military spending in some Congress May Wreck Ike's Last Three Years in-law feeling appreciated. , ...-„, 1U It is just as easy to repeat a i places, putting it off in others, compliment as to relay a criti- and trying every trick it knows By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON OR-Unless President Eisenhower asserts more leadership than he did in 1957, Congress may make a wreck of his last three years In the White House. j What happened to his foreign aid program Thursday night—the House cut it to ribbons—can weir be a foretaste of things to come. This year, instead of leading firmly, Eisenhower wobbled all over the Washington scene: backing away from what he proposed, turning cool on what he called for, and undercutting what he. urged. He's chalked up a series of big losses. Avoids Conflicts In his first four years, Eisenhower followed a policy of avoiding personal conflict and offending no one. This kept him out of brawls with Congress and helped him retain his personal, popularity. , And Congress was docile, if only because he was the most powerful political figure in the country. He was popular with the people arid could still run for a second term. He did and won But under the recently amended Constitution, this must be his last term. He can't run again. Democrats haven't had to worry about him so much as a political force any more. And, since he can't run again and carry them to victory, Republicans have lost some of their need for him too. Yet Eisenhower continues to act as he did before the second cism. A mother-in-law can either give her daughter-in-law a build-up or .tear her down. It may be only human for a mother-in-law i to want to show her son that Mama Is still the smartest woman In his life. , But If she is really smart, the mother-in-law will try to keep her son sold on the idea that he mar- to hold off until next year as many as possible of the Pentagon outlays. Item: The navy is putting 61 ships in moth balls. It is laying off .18,000 civilians com- Halloween. Item: The Air Force is ending some missile programs and stretching out some aircraft or ders—worrying not only the air around in 1957 with disastrous results to what he said he wanted: .Budget — He had scarcely sent his record peacetime budget to Congress before he began saying maybe Congress could cut it. He talked so indecisively that Congress rushed hr and slashed. Nationwide Plea Then in desperation, to halt the massacre, he had to make a personal, nationwide TV appeal for public support. Federal aid to education —He had called on Congress for. years for this program. Almost at the instant the House began considering it,-he turned cool. Why? The reason given was this: : It wasn't precisely the'kind of program he wanted, although it was the only one he had a chance • of getting. He sat silent while his | own Republicans took the school aid bill up an alley and. killed jit. ( They did it by joining Northern , Democrats in writing in an ' amendment aimed at the South: ;l no segregated school could get the money. Then thoy switched i and ' joined Southern Democrats U» voting to kill the'bill entirely. Disappointed ,; Through this ordeal Eisenhower ..: never lifted a finger. But the next i| day the White House said; he wais, t>j disappointed. , ', A! Civil rights - All year- he, had "> been calling his civil' rights; bill SI "moderate and decent.' 1 %m a». ' soon as the Southerners openei|;u|i'^i on it, calling it loaded; ana!fjg ^i :o|S ;V' cunning, Eisenhower;.' ibegan^^Jp have second thoughts. ^ * '-N' He told t a news ^confaenpeph* >-j term began, but more weakly and; had just been reading the bilUhesitantly: as if all he has to do kl ---- •—• • ' ^ rled the smartest, most farming craft .industry but its suppliers woman in the world. • such 88 electronics firms, and (Ali BMtfct* veesmd, MR* Servtee, *** | even U* oil industry which tees is ask for what he wants and get it. He doesn't seem to realize that now he has to fight. Here are examples of how, instead of leading, he has floundered less demand ahead for aviation fuel and for naval fuel. Item: The Army is whittling its manpower a little—a matter of interest to map\ concerns, whether they make uniforms or process food. this bill had been available mora 1 than a year — and didn't uiwer« s.\ stand some parts of ' It. This' cleared him of responsibility for what was in the biU, It also gave the Impression he never had bothered to read It be-" *' fore. More than that: U gave ago* port to the Southerners'' 'fight * against the bill and split some of ' the Northern .supporters of It. ' v< ••,i,r. i :..;vj^;, ' A duel is no quick waiy t^hee^h^V despite the fact it only takes' a couple of seconds to mvm*Hk&'>

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