Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 27, 1972 · Page 4
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Around The Rotunda ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., JAN. 27,1972 Page 4 Iowa 9 s Labor Law Dilemma 1 Photo Album...of the Past.,. By HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Press Association DES MONES - (1DPA) - Iowa's approach to the new federal occupational safety and health act might easily become one of the major issues facing the Legislature. A battle, reminiscent of the squabble of two years ago over meat inspection, appears to be shaping up over whether the state or federal government should handle safety inspections. The Williams - Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act enacted by Congress in 1970 virtually preempted all state laws on labor-safety enforcement. However, like the meat inspection measure, the state has the option of conducting the safety inspections and administrating the act providing the state programs are "at least as effective as" the federal system. If a state does this, and presumably a decision has to be made by Dec. 31 of this year, the federal government will provide 50-50 matching funds. If not, the federal government will take over the entire program. State Labor Commissioner Jerry Addy estimates it will take a minimum emergency appropriation of $175,000 to get the state through the remainder of the biennium if the state undertakes to set up its own program. This, of course, would be matched by a similar amount by the Federal government. In addition, Addy figures the federal government would match 80 per cent of his current budget of $432,000, starting this July. Another alternative, he said, would be to impose a tax paid on Workmen compensation claims. While Addy has suggested a five percent tax, he concedes this percentage is negotiable. A group of association executives that met last month with Governor Robert Ray say they are not convinced that it would be advantageous to have a state program for occupational safety and health. A real thorn, for the employers, is that the federal act requires automatic citation and penalty for any violation cited by a compliance officer. They wanted to know if it would be possible, under a state plan, to have an abatement, so there would be no citation or penalty if a deficiency is corrected within a prescribed period of time. Governor Ray agreed to submit the question to Assistant U*. S. Secretary of Labor for OSHA, George Guenther, but so far has not received a definitive answer. Meanwhile the state bureau of labor has received two federal grants, one for $60,000 for planning, plus'another $20 ,00*0 for' compiling statistical informa­ tion on the impact of the act. Since it applies to every employer* even farmers who hire one person for Just one day a year, the impact is tremendous. The executive committee of the Iowa Manufacturers Association has adopted a resolution saying more information is needed before deciding whether the state should have its own program. But Addy, chairman of an 18 member steering committee appointed by the governor, is moving in the direction of a state program. The steering committee will meet at Des Moines Monday to thresh out proposals. ALABAMA Gov. George Wallace brushed aside a challenge to debate fellow Democratic presidential candidate John V. Lindsay. Wallace said a debate does not fit in with his mapped out program. Lindsay said Wallace "stands for everything wrong with this country" in issuing his challenge. NEW YORK'S Rep. Shirley Chisholm, who has been informally seeking the Democratic presidential nomination through much of her freshman term as the nation's first black congresswoman, made it official Tuesday. She is 47, a former school teacher who has served four years in the state legislature. CALIFONRIA'S Rep. Paul McCloskey, challenging Nixon for the GOP nomination, said that if he can go to the Republican National Convention with 200 delegates, his supporters will have enough power to "present alternative leadership in the Republican party." SPEAKING in Tampa, Alabama Governor Wallace charged that some of his Democratic rivals "are telling it like it ain't. Everyone of them has been giving your money away," he said. His new campaign slogan: "Big government, go home where you belong." Shirley Chisjiolm FOR THE FIRST time, Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine has been picked over Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts as the Democratic choice for the party's nomination. 1920 Rabbit Hunt About 700 rabbits were bagged in the Swan Lake area for a supper that was to be held at the Maple Hill consolidated school. Sides were chosen and O. E. Reid was captain on the north side of the lake and P. J. Paulson on the south side. The losing team put on an oyster supper from proceeds from the sale of rabbits. The rabbits were frozen and packed in barrels to be ship ped to Chicago. Ole Gilbertson used horses and wagon to haul the rabbits and Harold Gilbertson and Howard Hausen loaded them. Men on the winning side were Reid's team, Gus Knudson, Orvie Gilbertson, Gene Hansen. On the losing side were Paulson, W. J, Reid, William Bryan, Irvin Bryan, James Welsh, Jr., Roy Merriott, Jake Taylor and John Welsh. The picture and information were furnished by Annie F. Welsh of Estherville. Paul Harvey To Get Advice BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, Jan. 27, the 27th r daynef l97rThW6 "aYe 339 days left 'W the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1967, three Apollo astronauts— VirgilGrissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee?- died in a flash fire 'aboard a space' ct&sule during^ pinjular,:.; •IIIUIIIHIIIIIIMIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIil Illllllllllll Illlllllllllllllllllll 5 An independent newspaper published = "Monday through Friday," except prin- | cipal holidays, excluding February 22 and | Veterans Day. Second class postage paid | at Estherville, Iowa. s 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, T e r r i 1, 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. MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlii tion launch at Cape Kennedy. On this date: In 1756, one of the world's great com• poser's—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart— was born in Salzburg, Austria. In 1808, the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington. In 1943, U.S. bombers staged the first all-American air raid on Germany in World War II—a daylight attack on Wil- helm'shaven. ..-..-<.. •'• ••}" •. In 1944, tfte 'Russian city x>f Leningrad officially celebrated liberation from the Nazis in World War n. In 1945, a U.S. District Court ruled that the government seizure of Montgomery Ward over labor troubles was illegal. In 1964, France recognized Communist China. Ten years ago: An unmanned American spacecraft, Ranger 3, was nearing the moon. Five years ago: The United States, the Soviet Union and 60 other nations signed a treaty to limit military activities in outer space. One year ago: The Organization of American States called an urgent conference of foreign ministers to consider Ecuador's charges against the United States in a dispute over fishing rights. Who cares what Jerry Rubin thinks? Pollsters are fascinated with what criminals think about prisons and what hooligans think about policemen and how undergraduates think a college should be run. What's the matter with us? We're listening for advice to the least responsible, least respectable, most disreputable malcontents! Every big city has a place for would- be reformers to sound off. " ""' Los Angeles' gathering place was Pershing Square. Chicagoans called theirs Bughouse Square. The traditional anarchists and the oddballs and the weirdos were allowed to attract a crowd by shouting derisions at the Establishment. the small society It was all right It was a place for the chronic malcontents to ventilate their frustrations or satisfy their egos and the rest of us could stop by, if we wanted to, for amusement. Some in their audiences — frustrated pensioners and kooky kids — got their kicks from the daring name-calling. But nowadays we are putting those nuts on nationwide TV! Mostly, it's the insatiable appetite of the-*stMRUled~*taIk shows' """Br *"hiiei- view programs" which focuses the limelight on homos, prostitutes, group sex- pots and charlatan crusaders. 4ny griper p^p^ubfect is allowed,, a sympathetic heaWng untiE by the time they've s maae the rwr^o^ the networks, their premise, hotfWer ,: preposterous. by Brickman / H4£ P&PUcT- WMhl*«tftn Ulmt Syr>4*«*ta. Inc. HI AND begins to take on an aura of validity. In the dear dead days, BTV (before TV), our nation upheld worthy heroes — men and women of valor, of benefaction, of accomplishment. Boys wanted to grow up to be like Tom Edison or Babe Ruth or Charles Lindbergh. Or they wanted to be Horatio Alger industrialists or locomotive engineers or tradesmen or policemen. "-Wow, yesterday's 1 " heroes are all battered voodoo dolls for unworthy, unproductive, unwashed hopheads to stick pins in. ^^And TV's talk shows are not their - • only forum. TJoday's front page are wearing yesteryear's unmentionables. Competing "news media spotlight all manner of rogues and rascals and gutter bums and, however we might not mean to elevate demagogues to prominence, solicit support for them. In the good name of "tolerance" a bad foll-osophy has been created which presumes that anybody heretofore downtrodden should be allowed hereafter to get away with murder. I believe this current cult of Satan worship will subside. I believe today's enlightened young, having drunk deep from the polluted well of permissiveness and promiscuity and professional perfidy will not look to the dung pile of tomorrow's leaders. We'll pray for more wisdom to recognize the unworthy and will exercise our option to look the other way. LOIS KIRBY LAFF - A - DAY TRUDY Jl L Kir, t r ..lm.> S.mti..l*. Int.. \»i2. Woild n,hn ^^^^^^ "Our annual office banquet is tonight. 'Trudy, everything doesn't HAVE to go, really. Esther Maid Grade A Dairy Products YZ'D^XI

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