Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 7, 1972 · Page 4
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Estherville, Iowa
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Friday, January 7, 1972
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Editorial. . . ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FRL, JAN. 7, 1972 Page 4 the Small SOCiety by Brick man Ping Pong and Price Posting At Cedar Falls a marathon ping pong match scheduled to begin today at the University of Northern Iowa, has been found to be illegal. A little known section of the code of Iowa, passed in 1934, makes it an indictable misdemeanor to "advertise, operate, maintain, attend, promote or aid in any mental or physical endurance contest in the nature of the marathon, walkathon, skatathon or any other such endurance contest." A pair of UNI students were goingtotry to beat the unofficial world record of 40 hours of consecutive ping pong playing. "Any time we can't even have our own private ping pong game," commented one of the would-be participants, "Good Lord, we might as well be in the Soviet Union! " Such a little thing as a table tennis game shouldn't shake the students up. On the other hand, if the law regulating their play does bother them, it is a good time for the students to consider the problems of business in 1972. If they should find their merchant out of sorts on a given day, they might consider how the bouncing ball of government regulations have depressed them in recent months. Said one exasperated and harried merchant: "If the government asks me for one more thing, I'll give them the key." He was referring to the posting of pric­ es as required by the Phase 2 economic regulations (see page one story). The price posting, combined with the new Occupational Safety and Health Act, have set many a business head swirling. One businessman has called the act "a nuisance law." Another said it was more in the nature of "harassment." In many cases the safety law is good. It is good where the operator is grossly negligent and cares little for the safety and health of his employe. Yet these situations should have been regulated by a normal industrial inspection process that has been in force for many years. But for a small business or industry to have to be concerned with the exact size and color of exit signs, is indeed something of a nuisance. Today we will join in pitying the UNI students who cannot, by law, play marathon ping pong, if they will join with us in pitying the small businessman or industrialist who must spend much time and money posting prices and replacing exit signs. — SFB / 0. AAV CDfZpEztfT / POSITION ts To30&o\ST- WMW«|lt« Mtmt Smd<cat*. lrt€ , 1-7 Thank You, Friend! Letter to the Editor Praises Medical Services The Editor, About twenty years ago, Paul Maris, then a leader in the Federal Security Administration, (now known as the F.H.A.) made his first trip into Iowa to speak at a convention in Northern Iowa. From Des Moines he was taken by car through the countryside to the place of meeting. In his position he had traveled extensively throughout the nation, particularly in the reclamation areas, the newly irrigated tracts and the canebreaks of the south. Having seen the fertile fields, the farmyards and the cities and villages of this region, he was deeply impressed. In addressing the group, he made this statement: "Do you people realize what you have here, and what a wonderful part of our country this is? You are not living in the best, you are living in the best of the best." Do we realize what we have here? That phrase has come to my mind over and over these last weeks, as I have thought of the many wonderful things we have, and particularly as I have had reason to think of the wonderful medical facilities we have here. We may drive by our large Holy Family Hospital, and the various clinics that remind us of the doctors who serve our community. We are thankful that we have all of this, for we know so many communities are not so fortunate as we are. But — it is easy to take things for granted, and I do not think we really come to appreciate it as much as we should, until we as individuals or members of our family are the recipients of the skills, the concern and the conscientious efforts that they render for our healing and welfare. During the three Op 'm AILY NEWS weeks which I recently spent in the local hospital many things impressed me. You discover how well equipped the hospital is with the instruments of diagnosis and daily care, and the skill of the technicians who use them. You recall over and over the conscientious care given by the nursing staff and others, as well as consecrated skill and care given by doctor. You know that so many went second mile, beyond the call of duty the the the in their daily care. Night and day, twenty-four hours of each day, throughout the year they stand ready to serve us. So as the New Year begins and we look back over the past and forward into the new, let us remember to thank God for this privilege that is ours, and offer a prayer that God may add His blessing and healing power to all that is done. Oscar E. Engebretson BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 1972. There are 359 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1953, President Harry S. Truman announced in his State of the Union message that the United States had developed a hydrogen bomb. On this date: In 1789, the first U. S. presidentialelec- UimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii(£ 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 Publish- 1 ing 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 3 months, $15.60 for G months, $29.70 year. By mail in Emmet and border- a ing 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 | 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. 5 nilNNItlNiHIIIlnHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIU HI AND LOIS tion was held. In 1800, the 13th American president, Millard Fillmore, was born in a log cabin in Cauyga County, N. Y. In 1938, Joseph P. Kennedy was appointed U. S. ambassador to Britain. In 1952, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower stated that he was a Republican and said he would not reject the presidential nomination if there were a clear-cut call to political duty. In 1965, Indonesia's President Sukarno said his country was quitting the United Nations. Ten years ago: French forces in Algiers were reinforced after the outlawed right-wing group, the Secret Army Organization, proclaimed a two-hour general strike for the following day. Five years ago: Bloody fighting between Chinese Red Guards and workers was reported in Nanking, China. One year ago: The U. S. Command in Saigon reported that 4,204 Americans had been killed in Vietnam combat in 1970. 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. /^SOMEHOW T / THOUGHT THAT RULE CPNLV \ ) V APPLIED TO »-7 I conducted a great experiment Monday of this week. It was great. You see the normal course of events of producing this column calls for it to be written the day prior to printing. Perhaps you will recall a day called New Year's Eve. In anticipation of the arrival of late New Year's Eve, I found it difficult to concentrate on the following Monday. Instead I took part of the afternoon to get out and buy some confetti, horns and hats and some of those things you shake to make a lot of noise. The result was that the noise ended up giving me a headache that lasted well into Sunday. Another result was that I failed to produce a column for the Monday edition. I was happy to note that there was a great furore over the absence. There were telephone calls and personal visits. It was warming to know that I was missed. All my friends called to inquire. Both of them. BESIDES planning for New Year's Eve, there were a couple of more things that slowed me down. You will recognize these as some of the more common business problems, 1. Quite a number of my paper clips had become "chained" and I had to pull them apart. 2. It was an odd-numbered day and I had to move my car to the other side of the street in the event of snow. 3. A shoe lace took that day to break and I had to restring it, leaving three lace-holes vacant. 4. All my friends were calling to wish me a Happy New Year. Both of them. 5. My shoes needed shining. Now I hope you understand and accept my apologies. Both of you. BEING IN A new town proves what a small world it really is. I really should have kept a list of the many people who have crossed paths with me in the years gone by who have called to pay their respects. One of the greater surprises was a visit from L. S. "Ozzie" Ostrem, an Esther- Politalk SEN. EDMUND S. Muskie entered the New Hampshire primary Thursday and promised to spend as much time as he can courting the votes of "my fellow New Englanders" during the next two months' campaign. Other Democrats entered are Sens. George S. Angeles. FORMER IOWA Gov. Robert D. Blue of Eagle Grove, chairman of the Iowa Commission on Aging, has called on Iowa communities to do more about the problems of elderly citizens. "There is no reason to expect that federal and state governments will carry the entire load," he said. Local people, he said, should band together to solve their own problems at home. SEN. MUSKIE says if he is elected president he will seek "as close to an immediate withdrawal from Vietnam as possible. But Sen. Eugene McCarthy says he doubts the sincerity of the Maine senator's position. Both are contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination. PRESIDENT Nixon's supporters filed his name Monday and Reps. Paul McCloskey of California and John Ashbrook of Ohioare expected to challenge him in the Republican primary. McCLOSKEY said he plans to introduce legislation designed to force elderly federal officials, including FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover "to retire at age 70 or lose all benefits." Hoover is 77. CONGRESSMAN John C. Culver stated that the most important tasks remaining before Congress during the next year are: reforming the tax structure, aiding the elderly, ending U. S. involvement in Southeast Asia, and improving farm income. Paul "Pete" McClosky RIP KIRBY REVEALS SECRET. CONRAQ PHILLIPS IS UNHAPPY THAT PEOPLE H W UNI SUPPENLY, THEPA 7 THOUGHT HE PESTROYEP DCWCAl O CULT'S I LJ I A A HIMSELF. EMERSON AULT KNOWS WHAT REALLY HAPPENEP THAT PAY... ville teacher who once was a highly successful coach in a number of places. Before he dropped in, he called me on the phone and said something to the effect that "There was a time I didn't like you at all." The "time" was when I was playing high school basketball and Ozzie was coaching in another school. Our teams had been traditional rivals and both had strong teams that year. I got lucky and sunk the winning bucket in an overtime game. It was the only time I had ever done anything right. For some reason he never forgot it. I never did either, but I guess we're the only ones. For all of it, we had a most delightful visit and we reminisced about the other people we knew at the time and tried to remember where they are now. IT IS ONLY FAIR to inform you that Mayor Linn Foderberg and myself hatched from the same town. I say "hatched" because at the time no one could bear us, I'm sure. At any rate, I-always like to pay that three great people emerged from that town: Foderberg, me and Andy Williams, although you may not have heard much about the latter. From another town, I once knew Estherville's Clem Mergen, Dutch Shriner; and such expatriots as Ken Miller of Armstrong and Palmer Cody of Graettinger. A new Estherville resident, assistant director of sales training at Golden Sun, Harlan Kolsrud, is an old friend. The Bryan family has always been close to ours. I knew Highway Patrolman Marv Loebach before he was old enough to break laws, much less keep them. I could go on and on. I know I've missed a bunch. But it does show you how small the world really is. Makes one feel at home. But here's the real payoff. We all know a lot about one another. I won't tell if they won't. OKAY, I'VE GOT SOME NUMBERS. BUT ARE THEY THE RIGHT ONES ANP WHICH WAY DO I START ? r 4 v LAFF - A - DAY TRUDY j/t" (C) King F«tur«f Syndicate lot, 1971. World rilhu megjuL (C kmK Fc»turei Syndical*, Inc., 197). "World rightt received.. "Just a moment—I'll see what program I was sleeping through." * * "Gosh, this is so much fun—I hope it snows all day- right, Dad?" Esther Maid Grade A Dairy Products Vl\t:? m , ! A

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