Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 25, 1972 · Page 4
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Editorial. Hats Off to the Gas How good are you at selling your town? You'd have to go some to be better than the average Estherville service station attendant. The Chamber of Commerce can rest assured that the guys at the pump are doing more than wiping wind shields when it comes to waiting on strangers. These; people are truly good will ambassadors. The News learned that last Friday night a man who had been considering moving to Estherville (his business was not revealed) decided he'd find out what kind of place this city was. To do so, he thought he'd chat with people at service stations. He pretty much made the line mm AILY NEWS from one end of Central to the other. What he learned was heartening. IN NO PLACE, said our informant, did he find a negative attitude toward the city. Station attendants rated their town as "fair" to "very good," and left the visitor with a good impression. He noted that in almost every case those with whom he talked were em­ ployes of the stations rather than owners or managers. He judged that their ages ranked from 19 to 23. "I was surprised to find that people so young would speak so highly of their home town," he commented. "In many places these are the people who just can't wait to leave." The visitor usually opened his conversation by asking directions to another town, and said that the attendants were extremely willing and helpful. There were side comments, such as "it is a clean town," and "Estherville has good streets," among others. WHILE no one should have to be thank­ ed especially for speaking well about the city in which they live, these gasoline service station attendants should at least be commended for their attitude when conversing with strangers. Many people thinking about locating industry or business in a community will take a casual walk through shops and the small society ESTHERVTLLB DAILY NEWS, TUBS., JAN. 25. Wti Pag9 4 ers stores—after perhaps having stopped in a service station. The impression they get in this first contact may mean the difference whether they leave for good, or decide that it might be a good place to pursue further investigation. ' A medal of honor to Estherville* s service stations! — SFB Familiar Landmarks by Brickman \ WHAT A yVM ^TAterr HIJ2EP HAM PS- By Hal Boyle Opening the Mail Waehlnfta* Blw SyndicInc. NEW YORK (AP) — Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: In a recent five-year period the age at which the most U.S. girls were married rose from 18 years to 19. The age at which most men became bridegrooms stayed steady at 21. Noise is known to cause irritability and sleeplessness, but can it affect your sex life adversely? Some Russian medical experts believe so. They attribute much sexual incompatibility to the effect of noise. When are the best and happiest years of life? Would you automatically respond, "In childhood"? Not so. A sociologist who polled several hundred people found that a majority considered the years between 25 and 40 as the most rewarding. Childhood came in second. Old age was voted the least happy period of existence. Most bosses are giving the cold shoulder how to girls w!o want to wear hot- pants to the office— a problem which has been shelved temporarily now anyway by the advent of cold weather. A survey showed that 63 per cent of responding executives banned hotpants from their business premises. But the issue is so warm that only 403 out of 1,046 bosses questioned said anything other than "no comment." Body Chart: The ancient Greeks believed that the sole function of the brain was to act as a kind of sponge in cooling the blood. Like so many people do today, they also thought that the emotion of love was located in the heart. Note to stamp collectors: Many beginners injure or destroy their collections by laying the albums flat instead of standing them upright. The weight of the album can cause the glue on unused stamps to stick to the page. Romantic pest: A kiss beneath a Christmas mistletoe can lead to lifelong loves. But to biologist this flowering parasite is a deadly pest which kills its host tree and causes the loss of $100 million worth of lumber yearly. The Romans, says the National Geographic Society, believed that a sprig of mistletoe assured safe passage across the River Styx into Hades. In Sweden chewing mistletoe was thought helpful for ulcer victims; in England it was also thought to be a cure for epilepsy. A fashionable peril: Ladies' high boots are in high style at present, but they hold a danger. If worn too tight, doctors warn, they can cause the veins to swell and may even lead to the formation of blood clots in the lower leg. If the boot pinches, give it the boot. Worth remembering: "You're an old- timer if you can remember when $150 was the down payment on a new ear- not just the sales tax." |UmilMIIIIIUIII-1!IIIMIIIIimillMIIIIIIIIJIIIIIIIIIIIIM An independent newspaper published | "Monday through Friday," except prin- § cipal holidays, excluding February 22 and § Veterans Day. Second class postage paid I at Estherville, Iowa. JAILY NEWS 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: $14.00 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. However, they may be picked up at the Daily News Office. taiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiCi HI AND LOIS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 1972. There are 341 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1915, transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated in the United States. The telephone's inventor, Alexander Graham Bell, spoke the first words over the line from New York to San Francisco. On this date: In 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte became president of the Italian republic. In 1819, the University of Virginia was established. In 1831, the independence of Poland, as declared. In 1863, during the Civil War, the first Negro regiment in the U.S. Army was formed. In 1944, in World War n, the long, costly battle for Cassino began in Italy. In 1949, the first election was held in the new state of Israel. Ten years ago: President John F. Kennedy asked Congress for a trade expansion act which would give the president authority to reduce tariffs ,by,as much as 50 per cent. Five years ago: Secretary of Defense • RobertS; McNamara announced that American servicemen would be sent to the Viet- Around Iowa After 60 years, LeRoy T. Bosworth of Manly is retiring from his law practice. He was in the same office from 1920, when it was built, until his retirement. A tree measuring 16-18 inches in diameter, was felled by a«busy beaver recently, and knocked out electric service to 100 homes in Iowa Falls. Donald Fowler of Lake City won World's championship honors recently in senior performance in the cutting class with his 8-year-old Appaloosa stallion "Revels Delightedly" at Lincoln, Neb. He has also won 38 other trophies in horse shows in various states fe the last two years. THIRSTY DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TO SAY ABOUT OUR NEW PAPER —a. ARCHIE ^ EVEN IF , I DON'T DID YOU KNOW\ SUBSCRIBE SCIENCE WILL SOON BE ABLE TO EXTEND YOUR iLJFE FOREVER? AND SCIENTIFIC CONTROLS. WILL FINALLY ELIMINATE THE GENES THAT MAKE US DIFFERENT COLORS / BEETLE BAILEY YOU DUMB HtHHY/f YOU LEFT THE- WATER RUNNING ANP THE STOVE TURNED ON/ WHAT'S y0UZ STUPIP TROUBLE/? MY LIFE )& ALL HI6HS AND LOWS, NO MJDDLE5 nam war zone at a much lower rate during the year. One year ago: A jury in Los Angeles found Charles Manson and three women codefendants guilty of the murder of seven persons, including actress Sharon Tate. Guest Editorial Where Are You? Nearly everyone in Emmet County has seenthis bit of statuary. If you can't guess when it is, watch this page tomorrow. Budget Hurts Campaign By STERLING F. GREEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The huge deficits announced in today's budget message— more than $64 billion in two years- are a bad political break for President Nixon's re-election campaign. They are sure-fire ammunition for Democrats, on whose past deficits Nixon has blamed his own problems with inflation, recession and the soaring federal debt. The rich red ink, $38.8 billion worth in fiscal 1972 and $25.5 biUion in the coming government year, could prompt demands for higher taxes and traditional Republican "fiscal responsibility" from the conservative wing of the President's own party. Conservatives have shown rising irritation with the Nixonian economics. Nixon did his best to minimize a political backfire. The deficits are just the right tonic for the tired economy, he contended, and he implied that it is the Democratic-controlled Congress which needs to show fiscal discipline, not the Republican administration. The message gives his administration credit for $22 bil- RIP KIRBY lion in income tax relief gained by Americans since 1969, omitting the fact many of the cuts were unasked by the White House and some were opposed. The budget shows evidence of tinkering with the timing of outlays. This has crowded more deficit spending into this fiscal year, before.June 30, and less" into fiscal 1973. Hie latter budget is the one that will be in the voters' minds next November. The emphasis on spending planned this spring will provide the economic stimulus when it* is needed to get the recovery rolling, a high White House official explained, instead of later on when, presumably, the recovery will have gained enough momentum to revive inflationary hazards. The shift also will enable Nixon to tell voters—as he told Congress in the budget message—that even though the deficits are large they are being reduced, and federal budgets are being brought under control. A White House source said about $1 billion in federal welfare payments to the states which normally would come after the turn of the fiscal year are being handed over to the states before the new bookkeeping year begins. In fact, about $4 billion of the outlays now scheduled for fiscal 1972 could be shifted to fiscal 1973 if the administration wished to delay the spending, this source acknowledged. But, he added, "We think the fiscal thrust should be greater in 1972." , There is little doubt that both deficits are swollen by some Items'ttiat' Congress' if unlikely to approve* , Including revenue sharing. If Congress balks, the $2.2 billion budgeted for that program mis fiscal year would be a handy cushion to offset possible cost increases in other programs— or to point to as evidence that the deficits are being reduced. The message alternately attacks Congress for overspending Nixon requests on programs it favors and scolds the lawmakers for not voting the funds for programs he favors. Congress has made "costly mistakes" in past reductions of defense budgets, Nixon said in advocating more money for the Pentagon. Older people "have waited long enough," he said, for Congress to provide Social Security reforms. He complained that his plan to aid needy students is stalled: "There it sits, in Congress, while thousands of young people miss their chance." On the other hand, the message bespeaks the President's pride that "the rate of increase in government spending has been cut nearly in half" compared to what it describes aa comparable years of the Johnson administration. The Johnson years were those" of (be Vietnam buildup. The current deficits are pictured as being of exactly the right size to speed the recovery without reviving the price-wage spiral. His critics in Congress at ready have taken a line that ignores such fine-tuning of fiscal policy. Their strategy has been simply to remind voters that Nixon, who took office promising a policy of budget surpluses and denouncing Democratic deficits as breeders of inflation: — Will have amassed combined deficits of more than $90 billion in his four-year administration. © King Fe.lure. Syndic.le, Inc., 1972. World right, received. "Well, if you won't marry me, Annabelle, will you at least help me get up?" "Who says you can't drive on a flat tire?" Esther Maid Grade A Dairy Products ":X:z,,:

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