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It Happened in Emmet County ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WED., DEC. 29, 1971 P^gB 4 A Review of Area News: February, 1971 ' Tuesday, Feb. 2 — Representatives of St Patrick's School appeared before the Estherville school board to express a desire to help the board to absorb the 185 students when St. Patrick's closes at the end of the current school year. Ringsted's Jeff Goecke has designed a homemade All Terrain Vehicle. A fire caused extensive damage at the Randall Shierk home this morning. The Shierk family was forced to escape through a second floor window. Wednesday, Feb. 3 — Larry Jacobsen, office manager of the Estherville Chamber of Commerce for the past six years and also Estherville's mayor, resigned from the position as manager. Estherville' s parking meter receipts for 1970 amounted to $17,846.18. Thursday, Feb. 4 — Dr. Charles Buck- waiter, former pastor of the United Methodist Church in Estherville, died at his winter home in Florida yesterday. Friday, Feb. 5 — Snow sculptures have appeared throughout the city for the annual Winter Sports Festival. Estherville police recovered a car stolen at Silver City and arrested two juveniles Thursday. Monday, Feb. 8 — Winner of the 'A' division snow sculpturing contest was Iowa Lakes Community College with "Circus Train." Bennie Moland's work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the winner in the 'B' division. Tim and Martha Johnson, ages 9 and 7, won the snowman contest at the city square. Tuesday, Feb. 9 — Dave Diamond, ILCC student, took first place in the senior division in the window decoration contest in connection with the Winter Sports Festival. In the junior high division Mary Kenney and Mary Lund took first place. The future Breakfast Kiwanis Club of Estherville held its organizational meeting Monday. Leonard Anderson was named temporary chairman and Richard Sidles secretary. Wednesday, Feb. 10 — Sandy Heyl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Heyl, Estherville, was one of the few persons who was able to get a telephone call out of the California earthquake area and called) her parents Tuesday afternoon from her apartment in Sherman Oaks. Keith Gillespie won a garden tractor given by the Estherville Jaycees as a part of the Estherville Winter Sports Festival. Thursday, Feb. 11 — Emmet County's official population in the 1970 census count was 14,009, down 5.8 per cent from the 1950 figure. Friday, Feb. 12 — Estherville's Ambassadors Club welcomed Don Raden- baught, new manager of the Woolworth Store to Estherville; also Dave andDelor- is Metcalf of Dave's Photography. Retail sales in Estherville for the second quarter of 1970 were up seVen per cent. Richard Berns has joined Golden Sun as director of quality control. Monday, Feb. 15 — Quadruplet lambs were born to a ewe on the Oscar Behrends farm, Estherville. Tuesday, Feb. 16—The Estherville library board appeared before the city council Monday night to present preliminary plans for a new library. Relatives of many Estherville people are still reporting their experiences in the recent California earthquake. Wednesday, Feb. 17— The Emmet County board of supervisors cast a unanimous negative vote to subsidize the funeral homes for county ambulance service. Supervisors cited illegality of subsidizing private business for the service. Thursday, Feb. 18 — The Ambassadors visited Iowa Trust and Savings Bank to honor the firm on completion of its new addition. Another visit was made to Ed Ahrens of the Estherville Washall. Friday, Feb. 19 — The Estherville Coffee House will reopen Saturday evening. For some weeks a group of youths have been painting and decorating the basement of the Elks Lodge to transform it into the setting of a coffee house. The coffee house is sponsored by seven local church es. Ambulance service has been extended to May 20 and a committee is discussing ways and means of continuing it further. Monday, Feb. 22 — A proposed merger of the Trinity and Redeemer Lutheran Churches here failed to pass a special, congregational vote Sunday. The cast of ILCC's production of "110 in the Shade" is headed by Jim Boggess and Barb Bloomquist. Tuesday, Feb. 23 — Posmaster Louis "Pete" Obye has announced his retirement from the Estherville post office effective March 1. He has held the post since 1953 and has been with the post office since 1929. Wednesday, Feb. 24 — If President Nixon's general revenue sharing bill passes, Estherville would receive $49,538. Mrs. Edith DiBenedetto has been named manager of the Gardston Hotel and will replace Gregg Matthews who has taken a position with Holiday Inn in Mississippi. Friday, Feb. 26 — A Dickinson County grand jury found Ronald Kelsey guilty of robbery with aggrevation in district court Thursday. Kelsey was allegedly involved in a series of robberies in June and July of 1969 in which Melvin Bay was shot and killed in an Algona grocery store. Kelsey was found guilty of robbery of the National Food Store in Spirit Lake. Countryside Better Than No Christmas BY SUSAN EEELE Now that Christmas is over, I lookback to the glitter and the sound and the materialistic spirit abroad nowadays as something necessary to our way of life. I feel that it does not detract from the spiritual significance. In a way it enhances it. I don't want this to sound sacrilegeous. To me it is better than not being able to observe Christmas at all, as many Christians are forced to do. THIS PHASE that we are now in is a period we will have to live with for a long time. The sacred is being profaned and made secular. We could fight it, but rather, it seems to me, we can live in its midst and try to make the secular way of life more sacramental. It doesn't mean that we have to accept it without reservations. There is something meaningful about taking a secular task and making it an instrumentality of good, one that is in a sense, giving homage to God. SO I LOVE the tinsel and the tinkling fit the Christmas season, the gay ribbons UUMtl AILY NEWS and bright wrappings, the cards and the little gifts that come to me from my children and grandchildren, the remembrances given me by friends, even the crazy giftB that come my way. Like perfume that will make a man swoon, rhinestone earrings as big as moons, potholders that are festooned with sequins and such, and Christmas cookies that are too pretty to eat, and the like. ONE AREA college girl was home for Christmas after spending several months living in a commune near her campus. She said the experience was one she would never forget, but she will never return to such a life; she now thinks home is the best place in the world. This is her reaction. She left home giNiini»Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiii»iiiimHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii inn mini IIIIIIUIMI IIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIII ny An independent newspaper published 5 "Monday through Friday," except prin- 5 cipal holidays, excluding February 22 and | Veterans Day. Second class postage paid = at Estherville, Iowa. = AILY NEWS i Published by the Estherville Daily News, Division of Mid-America Publish- I | ing Corp., 10 N. 7th St., Estherville, Iowa 51334. § | Subscription rates-. City of Estherville, Armstrong, Rings ted, T e r r i 1, § | Graettinger and Superior, delivered by carrier, 60 cents per week; $7.80 for | I 3 months, $15.60 for 6months, $29.70year. By mail in Emmet and bordering § = counties: $15.60 year, Zones 1-8, $19.50 year. = I Fred E. Williams, Publisher; Stan Brotherton, Managing Editor; Richard = I Myers, Advertising Director; Gladys St re iff, Business Manager; Donald Stof- | 5 fel, Production Manager. = | Member of Associated Press, Iowa Daily Press Association, Iowa Press 5 § Association. | I Photos submitted to this newspaper will not be returned by mail. However, | | they may be picked up at the Daily News Office. § E = llllltllMlllfllllillllllllllllllllllllllMIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII because she said her parents were too strict with her. They had sickened her with authority and discipline. "I'm going to live my own life my way," she told them. No more telling her what to do. So what does she find in the commune? More law and order than she ever had at home. All over the place were posted restrictions, tasks to be done, incidents to be avoided. "I found out that no matter how you live, society has to have laws," she said. It went something like this: "Be sure to turn out the lights. "Check the stove when you leave." "No cigarette butts in the wastebaskets." "Pick up your clothes and straighten up your room once a day." "The kitty is getting empty—please don't forget to put in your coffee money." "Kids on the first floor will do kitchen duty this week." Every day the list changed or new ones were added, she said. So I look for a lot of our young people to come through this commune idea sadder but wiser. HERE IS A little hint I would like to share with you. Fll guarantee that it will work. No matter how long you have waited in a doctor's office, just pick up a magazine with an exciting story in it, preferably continued, and before you know it, they call your name. It's almost diabolical. Around Iowa One small child to another; "I have to go to bed at 8 p.m. My mother is half an hour meaner than yours." Column Left," Minden-Shelby News. When you're 2 going on 3, birthdays and parties are great, but a girl sure gets tired out. But, best of all, birthday parties mean people love you. "From Our House," Malvern Leader. There are two kinds of party-goers. One is the kind that wants to leave early, the other is the kind that wants to stay late. Almost invariably they are married to each other. "It's T Time," Indianola Record-Herald. Did you hear about the motorist who ran over the coon hunter's favorite dog? He went to the coon hunter's home and told the hunter's wife what had happened. "You'd better go tell him. He's in the field," she said. "But break it to him easy," cautioned the wife. "First tell him it was me." "Frankly Speaking," Brooklyn Chronicle. Said the wife to the Marriage Counsellor, "It all started when he wanted to be in the wedding pictures." "Round the Town," Corydon Times-Republican. A doctor's job is easier than a mechanic's. The doctor has to work on only two models, male and female, which never change from year to year. "By George", Adel News. 'Tis better to have loved and lost than to marry a gal you can't defrost. "Glen Umbaugh," Grand Junction Globe-Free Press, For most people painting is relaxing. The paints of today are so easy to apply, one can almost drift into dreamland while rolling them onto the wall. And don't get panicky about the first impression of your color. Live with it a while before you pass judgment. Then, there are those who like the color so well they get carried away and paint the next room and then next with the same shade without giving much thought to the complementary decor. "Behind the Facade," Denison Bulletin. A Big Year for Red China (EDITOR'S NOTE: Associated Press listed the China story as the number one story of 1971.) 1971 was a memorable year for Communist China as, in the space of seven months, the leaders in Peking threw open their doors to an American ping pong team, agreed to play host to President Nixon, and broke through a 20-year barrier to win admittance to the United Nations. The western world was startled when Peking invited 15 U. S. table tennis players and three American journalists to pay a visit. But the surprise evoked by this gesture was small compared to that created when President Nixon announced his planned visit to China and its acceptance. The President announced later in the year he planned to visit the Soviet Union also in 1972. Most significant, perhaps, was the vote that flashed on the tally board of the U. N. General Assembly Oct. 25. With one swift stroke the delegates had admitted Red China to the U. N. and thrown out Taiwan after 26 years of membership as one of the five permanent powers. The United States had fought vainly to the small society keep the Nationalists in the world forum, even though Washington changed previous policy and endorsed the admission of Peking. Actually the ballot that decided the issue was the defeat of the perennial resolution declaring the China matter was an "important question" to be decided only by a two-thirds majority. It was a device which the United States had been using since 1961 to bar Peking. First sign that the United States had switched its position and the doors were about to open came when Nixon said the Red Chinese "should not remain isolated from the international community." Nixon said the United States would "maintain its treaty commitment" to Taiwan, and thus broached a two-Chinas policy which Peking already had said it would not agree to. As the debate progressed in late 1971, it became clear Peking's backers were putting up their biggest fight yet and that they had picked up new supporters. On Nov. Peking's delegation made its formal entry into the U. N. General Assembly. by Brickman WHO EV&iZ «AIP C[\g\<5TW*S \& R>£ CWLPfefl WAS fZfc&HT/ \ WMMUntUn *». Syn«eM«, tea.. TUB Btil BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, Dec. 29, the 363rd day of 1971. There are two days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1934, Japan renounced the Washington naval treaty limitingthe navies of the United States, Britain and Japan. On this date: In 1170, Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered at the altar in the cathedral at Canterbury, England. In 1803, the 17th American president, 'Andrew Johnson, was born inRaleigh, N.C. In 1845, Texas was admitted to the Union as the 28th state. In 1848, the White House got its first gas lights. In 1940, during World War II, German bombers inflicted the greatest damage on London since the Great Fire of 1666. In 1944, German troops in the Belgian Familiar Landmark (From Tuesday) Tuesday's "Where Are You" picture was snapped from near Oak Hill Cemetery and was aimed east. It was the Morrell water tower in the center background. Bulge were being squeezed by allied armies from three sides. Ten years ago: French President Charles de Gaulle expressed hope for an agreement on an independent Algeria, but said French troops would be withdrawn within a few months in any case. Five years ago: The U. S. First Lady, Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, was named to the international best-dressed list for the first time. • -' • One year ago: Israel was preparing to return to Middle East peace talks after a four-month boycott. Anton Holmer believes he will start travelling again. He recently went to Alaska and back without getting a scratch, only to fall out of bed and cut his face the first night he has home. He started getting out folders again Monday, after he tripped on an upraised piece of sidewalk and cut his nose in a fall. "This 'N That," Gowrie News. Letters to the editor are welcome. They should be brief, legible, written on one side of the paper, and include signature, address. All letters are subject to condensation. HI AND LOIS RIP KIRBY ARCHIE THANK YOuTS IT'S AN 'ALL RIGHT \ ADDITIONAL MISS HAGGLY/\ FIRE VOL)CAN HAVE \ SAFETY.' BEETLE BAILEY "Well, well! Look who decided to drop back into the mainstream of American culture long enough to eat supper 1 *" i" Hello?" Esther Maid Grade A Dairy Products Will Brighten Your Day, Too!