Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 26, 1972 · Page 4
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Estherville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 26, 1972
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Editorial. . . ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WED., JAN. 26, 1972 Page 4 f^ e Small SOClOty Giant Step for Estherville by Ijckmanff THIS is going to be the year that is for Estherville. A year showing, hopefully, improvement in many areas where the needs are great. And as in most cities of our size there are many areas that fall into this category. Electrical distribution, water treatment, zoning ordinances, street development, school system, public recreational development, industrial growing pains; these and many more are problems-facing us today. Serious and qualified solutions to these problems are essential for the continued growth and prosperity of Estherville as well as each and every one of us as individuals. The time is now, the place is here and the people are you. There are only two directions Estherville can step; forward or backward. A city of our size can no longer remain stagnant, or it will slowly decay. A city of our location can no longer remain passive, for passiveness will only be overtaken by aggressiveness. A city with our capacity can no longer remain conservative, or soon our capacity will dwindle. Estherville's future depends on today's planning, and that planning depends on you. You as a taxpayer, you as parent, you as a laborer, you as a senior citizen. Estherville's future depends on all of you. How can you help? How can you be instrumental in that giant step for Estherville? How can you be assured that giant step is a forward step? Become an interested citizen. Not just in yourself or those things affecting you directly, but in those things that affect Estherville as a whole and its future. Become a knowing citizen. Learn about some of the issues that confront a city. Go to a council meeting, talk to your councilman. Study some of the different issues. Know what you are talking about when you take a stand. Become a forward citizen. Decide how an issue or project will help to forward Estherville's progress. Use forward reasoning. Not that something has been so for many years does it mean it should be that way for many more. Become an unselfish citizen. Think not only how an improvement will possibly raise your taxes a little, but how many will be able to benefit through this im- Countryside Some Wintertime Views BY SUSAN EEELE Freezing and thawing have characterized January weather this year. Today the sun is shining and the pale blue sky is limitless. The beauty of the bare trees interlacing each other creates the illusion of a great etching. A PILATED woodpecker, one of nature's most magnificent creatures, is feasting on sunflower seeds at the bird feeder. Earlier this morning a flock of small birds which I could not identify, came noisely in. They were gray with white breasts. While crows cawed from the tall evergreens across the tracks. Nothing deflates my ego as thoroughly as a crow. They have a way of laughing at humanity. HAVE YOU encountered any static lately? When I brush my hair it hisses at me. If I put on a wool dress it clings stubbornly to me, and even carbon paper refuses to let go; I HAD A harrowing. exgerience_one night this week when I vras^Ieeping down stairs on a day bed. Earlier I had plugged in my electric radio behind the day bed against the wall. Waking up to catch the late news, I turned it on and there was an explosion. Fire came from the radio, it made a loud noise, the smoke was acrid, and the radio so hot I could hardly handle it. Gingerly I unplugged it, wondering if I would be electrocuted. I took the radio out to the sink and sat down and tried to regain my composure. Next morning I called my radio repairman and told him what had happened. He said it could have caused a fire. Now what I did wrong was to set the radio up against the metal frame of the day bed and there was a short circuit. So I learned something new the hard way, and thought you might not know how dangerous this could be. A WEEK or two ago I mentioned in the column about candle light turning blue if there was a ghost in the room, and since then I have had letters, telephone calls and visits from readers. They tell of similar experiences, or of family folklore to this effect. The night after I wrote that column I was doing some random reading and picked up one of those farmer's almanac books and the page opened up to a paragraph about this superstition. It was kind of spooky. COINCIDENCES have played an important part in my life, but everyone has them. Pve had a few startling premonitions but I am not particularly interested in such things as ESP, ghosts, apparitions and such. They are fun to dabble with but pursuing them doesn't excite me as much as consorting with live, everyday people. But if I live long enough, I'll write a column some time on a ghost, just for the records. So keep on letting me know about your ghosts. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today 'is"WeanesaSy7"Jan. 26, the 26th day of 1972. There are 340 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1942, the First American Expeditionary Force arrived in Europe In World War XL The troops were puti IflWHIMfNIUIIimillllflllimillllllMNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHI An independent newspaper published | "Monday through Friday," except prin- S cipal holidays, excluding February 22 and I Veterans Day. Second class postage paid at Estherville, Iowa. AILY 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, Terril, Graettinger and Superior, delivered by carrier, 60 cents per week; $7.80 for 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. BliiillliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiifi AND LOIS ashore in northern Ireland. On this date: In 1788, Sydney, Australia, was founded as a British penal colony. In 1837, Michigan became the 26th state of the Union. In 1861, Louisiana seceded from the Union. In 1944, the World War n battle for ; the Anzio beachhead was raging 1 in Italy, f In 1952, the famous Shepherd's Hotel! in Cairo was burned during riots by mobs demanding that the British withdraw from the Suez. Ten years ago: An American spacecraft designed to land scientific instruments on the moon for the first time was launched from Florida. Five years ago: A snow and ice storm paralyzed much of the Middle West. One year ago: The Soviet Union announced that an unmanned spacecraft had made a soft landing on the planet Venus. Familiar Landmark (From Tuesday) Yesterday's Familiar Landmark was a part of the statue located in the entrance of Holy Family Hospital, Estherville. ARCHIE YDUR FRAEND] CALL OK JUGHEAD LEFT {TELEPHONE THE TABLE A J HE WAS HALF-HOUR f? LOCKED IN WASHROOM BEETLE BAILEY CAN'T I JUST PUT vV BLACK"2 X PREFER *AFRO-AMERICAN " f / AND I'M ,V AN<S>LO-£AXON- 1 ( GALLIC - SWISS-AMERICAN " YOU CAN'T EVEN FILL OUT FORM© ANY MORE WITHOUT e ?ETTlN<S POLITICALLY INVOLVED ,lkxx. provement, or how this improvement will enhance the community in which you live. Become a happy citizen. Talk up the good points of Estherville and be happy for them. They by far outweigh the bad points. Become a giant citizen. By doing this you too can help Estherville take that giant step forward. — RSS Glancing back. IMPIA y AMP £WNA &fic&> PAKISTAN / WHAT WE SACK? WMMntUn SWT Syn«c«t*, Inc. 25 £r?ltfKiMArV 1938 Welfare Bill: $26,857 (From the Daily News, Jan. 26, 1938) It cost the taypayers of Emmet County $26,857 to provide all kinds of care for the county's indigent during the last year, according to figures released today by Mrs. Gladys Bringle, county auditor. This is an increase of $2,226 over the 1936 relief bill. Emmetsburg beat the Midgets at basketball 19-14. Three baskets shot in the last four minutes of play spelled defeat for the locals. On the Midget team: Burrell, Smith, Hillestad, Darling, Bolty, Sten- land, Knutsen. For Emmetsburg, Martin, Bryant, Beatty, Warner, Branagan and Erickson. • The annual junior class play "Growing Pains" is under the direction of Irene Franks and here is the cast: Arlene Sorensen, John Raife, Donald Nicholson, Vivian Oulman, Glenn Groth, Regina Sen. Wayne Keith: mm NEWS Farguson, Lulu Prior, Jane Stockdale, Irvin Lande, Marian Wilson and a supporting cast of Alyce Woods, Dale Knutson, Robert Liddle, Pat Kelly, Howard Adams, Betty Moore, Beverly Sharpen and Rosemary Ewen. From Armstrong: Wayne Richmond fell from a hayrack Saturday morning and broke his leg. Harold Mitchell, who is attending Hamilton Business college at Mason City, is spending the weekend at the parental Bill Mitchell Home. Mr. and Mrs. Ortmeyer and Helen accompanied Howard to Mt. Verribnwhere ? ? he is attending college. Howard .has-be^p,,^ confined to his home for a week with aii;; case of mumps. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Gabriel and chil- \ dren, Betty Jane and Robert and Rose Ellen Whitlow were guests Sunday at the E. E. Henamen home in Estherville. ' From DoIIiver: Mary Moltzen has resumed her high school studies after an absence due to a fall at the schoolhouse which resulted in a shoulder injury. Viggo Balmer and Lyle Wicks returned; home last Tuesday from Chicago where 1 they accompanied shipments of stock, Supt. F. G. Stith and N. E. Demoney^;' dean of the junior college, Estherville, were in Dolliver last Thursday aftei>.. noon. ? '. Clean-up for the Home Rule Bill There is not a great deal left to be said about the Home Rule Bill but maybe I can add a few comments that haven't been covered. It was the intent of the General Assembly to re-write this section of the Code and clean up the patchwork legislation that had built up during many years. Other sections need similar treatment. The Home Rule Bill was two year study made by an interim study committee. Senator Pctier.^did^ajUQUt- standing job of managing the Bill on the Senate floor. Off the record, he complimented many rural legislators for their support of turning down amendments that were introduced to weaken the Bill. Some major changes in the Senate were to require referendums . on capital improvements and general corporate purpose bonds. There were problems in the special assessment law that the House had not cleaned up but the Senate was able to find an answer. The Senate extended the time of notice before public hearings and require that it be published further in advance of Council action. Municipal Hospital funds will be protected and the expenditures will be left to the elected boards or hospital trustees. It will be necessary to establish all rates by ordinance and publish them. A provision was included to permit semi-annual payments of special assessments. The House amendment toS.F. 392 was considered in the Senate during the week. This bill, dealing with the eradication of hog cholera, had been amended in the House to eliminate ear tagging of Iowa- grown feeder pigs. The Senate insisted KIRBY on having all hogs sold in Iowa ear tagged, except those going to market. Pve been involved in this program since the middle 1950* s and have watched with interest the steady progress that has been made. Hopefully all states will soon be a Sen. S. J. Brownlee able to be declared hog cholera free. Another bill passed by the Senate during the week was S.F. 334 to require; the inspection by the Department of Agriculture of all food merchandised through-, vending machines. Eigiiteens^in Unique Position The Senate has completed action on the "home rule" bill. In general, legisla-.' tors are well pleased .with this measure^ and hope that it will be -a helpful tool" for the fine municipalities in their dis-. tricts. In the Senate, an effort will be made to make 19, rather than 18, the legal age at which alcohol can be purchased and consumed. It is my intention to support this move. As I see it, the 18-year-olds are in a unique position of leadership. Many upper classmen in our high schools are 18. Their words and actions have a strong influence on the youngsters of 15, 16 and 17 with whom they are closely associated. For the benefit of the younger students I think it desirable to postpone for one more year the right to drink, even though I heartily support the other phases of the 18-year-old program. I will vote for it but will do all I can to get the 19 year amendment adopted. I will urge early action on the uniform court bill. I am well aware that Iowa' has been served by many fine 'MP's.'!!' Hpyrever* many v ol.ig, ( feel that full knpjyk; ledge of the law-- Is :'the first essentftr? in dispensing justice. This wiHbecomfe' even more true as our lives become more complex. I feel that the uniform court bill will up-grade the quality of our judicial system. \ The Supreme Court has invalidated the legislative reapportionment act passed during the last session. So far as I am concerned, the Supreme Court has noir spoken, unanimously, and that is final. Personally, I hope that the Court comes up with "compact" districts in the g^o* graphical sense. It will then be more likely that voters of each legislative district will know their senator and representative and be familiar with his views. Compact districts are essential for fair representation. ; ; I hope all the residents of the Eighth Senatorial District will write their views to me at the State House, Des Moines. LAFF - A - DAY TRUDY pay k "I don't see why you have to be so old-fashioned! Other people can talk and watch TV at the same time!" (Q) KinK^e*lute»Syn dicMc, Inc. 1972. World tigMi teterved. "Before you go in, Dad—I want you to hear MY side of the story." 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