Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 5, 1972 · Page 4
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Estherville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 5, 1972
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Editorial, ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WED., JAN. 5, 1972 Page 4 the SRId!! SOCJety by Brickman Estherville Clears the Air The dramatic, fast-moving events of Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1972, may have given Estherville one of its best new year starts in history. When City Manager Charles Bernard dropped his surprise bomb late Tuesday morning, the explosion and after-quakes could just as well have left the city badly shaken and then, in the end, apathetic. But what happened next proved that Estherville is concerned about itself. The special council meeting, attended by more AILY NEWS Guest Editorial You Can't Buy Friends (From the Cedar Valley Times, Vinton) Red China has been voted into the United Nations. Nationalist China has been kicked out. The United States has suffered its worst diplomatic defeat since Teheran. But if you believe in the old adage that you "can't buy friends" then this development should not have been unexpected. President Nixon's decision to visit Red China thereby in effect granting informal recognition to the Peking government was the move that triggered the admission of Red China to the United Nations. It was a move many people in the United States had wanted for a long time. In the background all along, however, are definite commitments we made to the Nationalist Chinese on Formosa. We are now in a position where it will be impossible to stand behind these commitments. For all practical purposes the rest of the world now recognizes the Peking government as the true government of China. Most to be feared now, in our opinion, is that the Red Chinese will feel free eventually to attack Formosa and take over the island. What would we do if they tried to do so? They have maintained all along that they want a united China and that Formosa (now known as Taiwan) is really -part of their country. At the same time any boasts by the aged ruler of Taiwan that some day he'll attack the mainland can now be discounted completely. The move by the United Nations to expel the Nationalist Chinese for no real reason whatever except to please the Red "Chinese, Was a real slap at the United ;Sta"tes and has stirred up a lot of anti- United Nations sentiment in Congress and across the country. Perhaps even more shocking than the vote, however, was the gleeful manner in which the other nations who were on the winning side in the voting, "celebrated" their victory and in effect thumbed their noses at the United States. "The chickens have indeed come home to roost." Most of these nations who voted against us and kicked out Nationalist China, are the same countries upon which we have lavished millions and even billions of foreign aid. In fact even now we still have foreign aid programs funneling money into them. With friends like that, who needs enemies? Small wonder that an increasing number of Senators and Congressman now oppose all foreign aid. Familiar Landmark (From Tuesday) Tuesday's "Where are You" question is easily answered. The artwork stands atop the entrance of Roosevelt Junior High School in Estherville. 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. JIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIII AILY NEWS An independent newspaper published "Monday through Friday," except principal holidays, excluding February 22 and Veterans Day. Second class postage paid at Estherville, Iowa. Published by the Estherville Daily News, Division of Mid-America Publishing Corp., 10 N. 7th St., Estherville, Iowa 51334. Subscription rates: City of Estherville, Armstrong, Ringsted, T e r r i 1, Graettinger and Superior, delivered by carrier, 60 cents per week; $7.80for 3 months, $15.60 for 6 months, $29.70 year. By mail in Emmet and bordering counties: $15.60 year, Zones 1-8, $19.50 year. Fred E. Williams, Publisher; Stan Brotherton, Managing Editor; Richard Myers, Advertising Director; Gladys Streiff, Business Manager; Donald s Stoffel, Production Manager; Randy Shierk, Shopper Manager. | Member of Associated Press, Iowa Daily Press Association, Iowa Press £ Association. | Photos submitted to this newspaper will not be returned by mail. How| ever, they may be picked up at the Daily News Office. Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii {i § than 100 business leaders and other citizens, during which the council voted unanimously not to accept Bernard's resignation, had the following effects-. 1. The air has been cleared so that the business of the city can be conducted without mysterious shadows. 2. The new council, sworn in only the day before, has gained unity and strength of purpose and a quick realization of its responsibilities. While there most certainly will be disagreements among councilmen — and perhaps between councilmen and the manager — they will be discussed openly in meetings and not in the coffee houses. 3. A greater interest will be shown by the man in the street for the work of the council and the problems of the city. Those who may have shrugged it all off as someone else's business now have a new awareness of city government and what it must accomplish. 4. There may be a new respect for "change" — not for change's sake, but for the things that should be changed. It may provide the city manager with a new perspective of changes as seen in the eyes of long-time Estherville residents and at the same time give Estherville people a new awareness that some changes may be desired and needed in order to keep the city moving forward. 5. It may cause Estherville to reevaluate its city government; to either strengthen its present system, or change its form of government for a yet stronger system. 6. It firms up just who is boss. The city council sets the policy for the city manager to follow. The manager supervises personnel on behalf of the council which is his authority for doing so. The proper chain of command must be preserved and not undermined, and this was emphatically spelled out at the special meeting. Indeed such incidents as those experienced Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1972, do not divide cities. They unite them. It is a good way to begin the new year. Now let's go. Politalk NEW YORK MAYOR John V. Lindsay, a Republican until last August, has announced that he seeks the Democratic presidential nomination. He will begin his effort in Florida's primary March 14. Lindsay attacked the Nixon administration for "ignoring the needs of ordinary people in the nation and world." IOWA HOUSE leaders have been urged by State Sen. Art Neu of Carroll to endorse the unified court bill. Neu, a Republican candidate for Lt. Governor, stressed that such an endorsement would speed passage of the bill by the house and reduce the length of the upcoming legislative session. The unified court bill would abolish justice of the peace, mayor, police and superior courts and these would be replaced with a system of trained magistrates operating under the supervision of district court judges. It would eliminate municipal courts. GOVERNOR Robert Ray met behind closed doors Tuesday with Republican leaders of the Iowa Legislature to hash out priorities for the upcoming session. The contingent from the senate included Lt. Gov. Roger Jepsen, who hopes to unseat Ray as governor next year. EUGENE J. McCarthy plunged into the Illinois presidential primary with a challenge to the state's long-standing non-Communist loyalty oath for candidates. SEN. GEORGE S. McGovern formally launched his New Hampshire presidential primary campaign by attacking three Democratic rivals for bypassing the state's first-in-the-nation primary. ACCUSING President Nixon of largely abandoning his 1968 campaign promises, Rep. John M. Ashbrook announced his challenge to Nixon for the presidency to give conservatives what he called an opportunity to. remind Nixon ofiihpse promises. The Ohio Republican accused Nixon of endangering U. S. national security with his China and Soviet Russia policies. LORNE Worthington, former state auditor, withdrew from the Democratic primary race for governor last week. It leaves three Democrats still in the running: Paul Franzenburg, James Lynch and Sen. John Tapscott. J. W. FULBRIGHT, D-Ark., said the bombing of North Vietnam shows that the Nixon administration "remains as dedicated as were its predecessors to a hopeless quest for military victory." Eugene McCarthy FOR THE THIRD year in a row, President Nixon is Number One on the list of men most admired by the American public, according to the Gallup Poll. Also in the top 10; Evangelist Billy Graham, Sen. Edward Kennedy, former President, Lyndon Johnson, Sen. Hubert Humphrey, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, Ralph Nader, Pope Paul VI, Bob Hope and Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace. PRESIDENT Nixon has decided the best way to campaign for re-election during the next eight months is simply by being President. He is spurning "public partisan activities" even as he prepares toannounce by mid-January that he is, indeed, seeking a second term in the White House. Uco-goY/ MY WA5E =s F&ZBtt ANP OF Liv/IM^. 15 UP A^-AIN - Wathin«t»n Star tynrficat*. tnc, Countryside Being a Journalist BY SUSAN EISELE As I write the first column for 1972, the sun is high and bright and glints like a silver disc, almost blinding me as I sit at my desk. After the snowfall of a few days ago, the drone of snowplows fills the air. There is no wind. A kind of tranquillity has fallen upon the countryside. I'M STILL writing Christmas cards and a few little thank-you notes. Every year I say Til get at them sooner, but for me the best time to relax and forget the pressures is now. Cards from friends tell of their exciting lives—trips to faraway places, leaves of absence from their jobs, doing volunteer work in foreign countries and the like. It is fun to hear about them and to wish wistfully perhaps that I, too, could be doing something more meaningful than I am doing. But I'm no traveler. I seem to prefer to stay at home and look at the world from out my windows or doors, or read about it while I lie in bed nights and get what to me is the same sensation. It is good to know that there are brave and ad- Venturous people who maybe scorn my more indolent way of life. THERE IS one affliction, let me call it, that affects old and young, of which little is written in medical journals. I wonder why. All my life it has baffled me, because in my childhood I was a helpless victim. It seems to be more prevalent during the Christmas season. Whatever it is or what causes it, strikes suddenly, and leaves the victim or victims the target of unmerciful attack by the family or friends. This malady is called giggling. Someone should write a book on it, or a thesis, or attempt to throw some light on it. How about this for a title; Giggling, an Anatom ^'SPan Age-Old Mystery. , RURn^'&e .Jrolidays several visitors came hwse and wanted to know something about the writing game. They were for the most part students in college and seemed seriously considering becoming journalists. Oratleasttryingtheir hand at it. I'm mentioning this because I think young people will turn more to the creative arts than the sciences in the next few years. Maybe I am wrong. One Blue Earth high school student is doing some excellent poetry. Most of these young people want to get into newspaper, radio or television work. Fm certainly no expert in the field of writing. I think it is great for them to study all they can about writing, because it will get them valuable background for many other fields of activity. UNLESS you get a break, you have to start from the bottom. You won't become an editor or a commentator or a script writer overnight If I were to live my life over, I'd just get some sharp pencils, some notebooks, a dictionary, and go out into the highways and byways and dig out a story. I'd read everything I could get my hands on. Fd listen and look and think and brush shoulders with the whole world. The big men and the little. Then I'd go into some newspaper office, radio station or television studio and try to see the top man. You might have to see someone else, but I've found the men at the top pretty understanding. If you land a job, great. You might have to do obituaries for a start. All right, practice on them, make them interesting. Spell the names correctly. Poke around in all the departments if you can. Don't be tied up to one segment of writing. Try them all. You'll make it some way. MOSTLY it is a long, hard row to hoe. You may not get rich. You probably won't. But you will call your soul your own and as long as a man does that, he is the master of his own destiny. Good luck now. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 1972. There are 361 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1895, the German physicist, Wilhelm Roentgen, announced dis- . covery of the X-ray. On this date: 7 In 1608,..the Virginia colonist, Capt. John Smith, was»captured by Indians. In 1781, a British naval expedition under command of the American traitor, Benedict Arnold, burned and plundered Richmond, Va., In 1933, former President Calvin Coolidge died at his home in Northampton, Mass. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman labeled his administration the Fair Deal in his State of the Union message. Ten years ago: West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer appeared as lively as ever as he celebrated his 86th birthday. Five years ago: President Lyndon B. Johnson signed an executive order banning virtually all trade with white-ruled Rhodesia. One year ago: The Soviet Union threatened to retaliate against Americans in Moscow if Jewish militants continued to harrass Soviet representatives in the United States. HI AND LOI RIP KIRBY ARCHIE BEETLE BAILEY LAFF - A - DAY TRUDY "I want a sort of sky blue— not TOO blue—just an off shade of blue somewhat like this material—only a bit more..." "I warned you not to forget to ask the waiter for a doggie bag." We're gonna paint it blue. Esther Maid Grade A Dairy Products Witt Bright en Your Day, Too! .A

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