Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 27, 1972 · Page 9
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Thursday, January 27, 1972
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The Hospital Story: ESTHERVJl^LE DAILY NEWS, THURS., JAN. 27, 1972 Page 9 What Better Place for the Cleanest Air in Town ? (Continued From Page 1) expands or contracts according to the humidity or dryness of the air and by this minute expansion or contraction operates a lever controlling the amount of ltth- inches long. This bit of wood ium chloride to be used. "Air'leaves the dehumidifying chamber at temperatures ranging from 66 to 88 degrees," Leonard continues. At this point it is transferred to the air handling units, where "it is heated or cooled to 72 degrees before be­ ing distributed to patient rooms." Part of the air from the hospital rooms is recirculated through the "penthouse" filters and dehumidifying chambers to be reused. Air from the kitchens, critical rooms for care of contagious cases and from the toilets are emitted directly outdoors by exhaust fans. AIDING the maintenance engineers in spotting trouble is a system of lights which flash for any part which needs repair. The various ducts which carry hot, cold, compressed and varying degrees of softened water are color coded in basement and penthouse. They form a rainbow pattern that would please the most aesthetic housewife. "About the only drawback" to the system, BirgerHandeland ob­ serves, is that the lithium chloride solution is very corrosive. "We are continually fighting it and replacing pipes.- One of our .greatest expenses is for tanks and duct work that will withstand the solution." The tanks are lined with nickel and must be relinedperiodically. The filters of activated charcoal and spun glass must be replaced also and the lithium chloride solution, which costs about $700 per year to be replenished. ALL THIS is a far cry from Garden Talk Roaming Gardener Crosses the Rio Grande Plan to Appeal Younkers Interest Charge Ruling BY JOSEPH GABRIELSEN Graettinger, Iowa The magnificent bridge arches from El Paso over the concrete channel of the Rio Grande to Cuidad Juarez, connects two different cultures and nations. They are two different worlds. The toll to cross the bridge is but two cents, collectable at both ends of the bridge. A stream of diverse and colorful humanity is continuous from one side to the other—all either coming or going. From the high vantage point of the bridge, I snapped a picture of the then dry channel of the Rio Grande. This high vantage point — I was informed— is also a favorite spot for suicides who leap from the bridge and plunge far below to the hard concrete. On the Mexican side, we were greeted by three small and cute looking salesmen boys, selling gum or newspapers written in Spanish with their slotted cans to hold the money. I took a picture of them as well as the full length of the bridge. Perhaps most of the business places in Juarez operate for one purpose—to separate the tourists and their money. We went in the nice buildings housing the artifacts and other fine crafts of their culture and industry priced at highly inflated markups. Outside, the stone buildings are attractively landscaped with evergreen shrubs and semi-tropical trees which had dropped their leaves. On the main street, shops selling all kinds of curios display their wares, interspersed with bazaar-like places extending further back. The hawkers of the trade invite the tourist to: "Come, Senor—or Senora! See my fine goods. Very fine things .. . what you like. Come! Step inside! " The gullible tourists look at the jewelry, leather goods, blankets, clothes and other goods and pay the asking price. But the wiser understand there is some bargaining to be done and a cheaper price to be had. Juarez, as well as El Paso, was founded around 1680. Today, it is a thriving, clean city of some 400,000 souls. In the city's plaza, there was the usual Christmas trimmings with the nativity scene and the little Lord Jesus. During this holiday, the people thronged the street and were friendly and courteous, many of them speaking English. Here are two border cities which demonstrate cooperation, friendship and goodwill between two nations—even down to the life giving waters of the Rio Grande canal. How such a small river as the Rio Grande can furnish life to desert soil from its very beginning in Colorado all along the way down to the Lower Rio Grande Valley is a marvel in itself. Its waters are siphoned off* in ditches to water big field crops as well as the huge vegetable industry in the far south. Two big dams help to impound the water from the mountains in the spring and then release it as needed. The flat land is suitable for ditch irrigation and the desert soil is fertile. Under a bright and smiling sun, the desert really comes to life with growing tilings. Normally, as one drives along, mesquite, scrub brush, sage and cactus thrives in its natural habitat. But where man levels the land, introduces water, a miracle results. Here in this Western Southland, we notice one thing: Cotton is still King! (Had pic- : tures but because of holidays couldn't get them developed!) Mayne Seeks Transportation Relief From Strikes WASHINGTON, D. C. - Congressman Wiley Mayne (R-Iowa) today announced plans of the House Republican Task Force on Labor Management Relations to intensify its efforts on behalf of enactment of permanent legislation solving the recurring transportation strikes problem. The Task Force was established by the House Republican Research Committee to develop recommendations to guide House GOP policy on labor-management relations issues. Mayne is a member of the Task Force and is co-chairman of the Task Force's Subcommittee on National Emergency Strikes. Iowa's Sixth District Congressman declared "Although 1972 Is but a few weeks old, our nation is again confronted with still another economic crisis through a major disruption of transportation, the resumed West Coast longshoreman's strike. The West Coast strike crisis demands an immediate crisis solution and dramatically underscores the ur- Skylab Team Wants More Scientists, Aboard Ship SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) — Some members of the •pace agency science team are dismayed that scientist-astro-' nauts were limited to three of the nine crew berths for Skylab, an orbiting laboratory designed to study the earth with special sensors and the sun with telescopes. The first three-man crew is scheduled to spend 28 days aboard the Skylab mission starting next May, and the second two crews are to be aboard 56 days each. Two pilot-astronauts with little academic background and a physician-astronaut make up the first crew. Each of the remaining two has an astronaut with a doctorate in engineering and two pilot-astronauts. "If this is a selection which Nixon Asks Congress for New Drug Fight Program WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon, asking Congress for more power to combat narcotics abuse, says he will soon begin "a major new program to drive drug traffickers and pushers off the streets of America." This will involve a national network of "investigative and prosecutive units, utilizing special grand juries established under the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, to assist state and local agencies in detecting, arresting and convicting those who would. profit from the misery of others," he said Thursday. The United States also "will continue to press for a strong collective effort by nations throughout the world to eliminate drugs at their source," in the written ver- State of the Union money on states with large numbers of addicts. The congressional controversy also extends to governmental organization, since the Senate bill would create a new national institute on drug abuse. Rogers calls that a premature approach. His subcommittee's bill would provide that all federal medical facilities including 30 clinics and eight Public Health Service hospitals would be used in areas of high addiction. The House version also would use the network of community mental-health centers in treatment of drug addicts. Nixon said sion of his address. "And we worldwide will intensify the attack on drug smugglers and all who protect them ... We will also step up our program to curb illicit drug traffic at our borders and within our country," Nixon added. Renewing a request he made last year, Nixon urged Congress to give the status of law to the special Drug Abuse Prevention Office which he created through executive order. Legislation doing that is expected to be passed by Congress this year, although precise money figures have not been determined by the legislators. A bill passed by the Senate last year, 92 to 0, would mount a $1.5-billion, five-year campaign against drug abuse. But the House public health subcommittee headed by Rep. Paul G. Rogers, D-Fla., favors a $411-million, three-year program that would concentrate Terril Pat Yocum from the Great Lakes Naval Training Station at Chicago and Nancy Moorberg were Sunday dinner guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moor­ berg and Brian. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Zelinsky hosted a dinner Sunday to honor the 10th birthday of their daughter, Kristi. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eckley, Mrs. Hazel Michael, Susie and Randy Barrick and Mrs. Roy Zelinsky. Mr. and Mrs. Luverne Johnson entertained at dinner and lunch Sunday. Their guests were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson of Spirit Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schnell of Milford and Mr., and Mrs. Herman Peters. Teresa Nelson spent several days with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Zehnder, and Todd Nelson stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Pat Nelson in Ruthven while their mother was in the hospital with a new baby, Brett Ryan. Karen Clark is spending some time in the Roger Nelson home, helping care for the children. Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Smith were Saturday afternoon visitors. I doesn't try to get people of true scientific training on the mission, then we're in trouble," said one scientist who had contributed heavily to the Apollo moon-landing program. The scientist, like five others who commented unfavorably about the selection, declined to give his name for print because of a close association with the space program. A flight surgeon said more physicians should have been chosen. Much of the Skylab program is designed to learn about the effects of long-term space travel on the human body, he said, and subtle changes not obvious to the layman could be overlooked by an astronaut without medical training. He also said a relatively minor illness that could be cured by a doctor on board might lead to a premature end for a mission. An astronaut who defended the selections said they were "extremely difficult" because the piloting skill of the crewmen must balance with their potential science contribution. "H you have a slipup in getting up and getting down in and out of space," he said, "then you've blown all your science." But another astronaut said some scientist-astronauts are "as skillful at piloting as any of the best test pilots and in some cases they are the ones not going." Charles "Pete" Conrad, a 41- year-old veteran of three space flights, was named to command the first Skylab mission. As commander of Apollo 12, he was the third man to walk the moon. His crewmates are Dr. Joseph Kerwin, 39, a physician, and Paul J. Weitz, 39, a former jet pilot and aeronautical engineer. Alan L. Bean, 39, who walked the moon with Conrad, will command the second mission. With him will be Dr. Owen K. Garriott, 41, who holds a doctorate in electrical engineering, and Jack R. Lousma, 35, a former jet pilot. The third crew will be commanded by Gerald P. Carr, 39, a former fighter pilot who has not flown into space. His crew- mates will be Dr. Edward G. Gibson, 35, who holds a doctorate in engineering, and William R. Pogue, 42, a former jet pilot. gency of Congressional action on improved permanent legislation to deal with transportation labor - management disputes." Mayne said "existing laws are inadequate and allow these dis- tf putes to land periodically in Congress' lap for unsatisfactory case-by-case emergency action." Mayne urged prompt Administration and Congressional cooperation to end the West Coast strike. He estimated the recent longshoreman strikes have already cost American farmers hundreds of millions of dollars in lost foreign markets for American agricultural products, although he did not think the West Coast Strike will have the same direct impact on the economy of Northwest Iowa as h ^&L, the Gulf Coast longshoreman strike. • - f" President Nixon has repeatedly requested enactment of "The Emergency Public Interest Protection Act," which the President renamed "The Crippling Strikes Prevention Act" last week. Mayne introduced this legislation and on July 27 testified in its behalf in hearings before the Transportation Subcommittee of the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee. He urged the proposed legislation covering national emergencies be extended to cover transportation labor - management disputes causing regional economic crises as well. The Committee has taken no further action on the bill since the hearings were completed. "Few of us need be reminded of the past reluctance of Congress to come to grips with this issue," said Congressman Mayne. "Not even the recent series of three back-to-back WILEY MAYNE - crises .i ^r'e^^^e,'^^ em to command more than eleventh- hour, temporary solutions. It is imperative that our Task Force redouble its efforts to keep the debate on this issue in sharp focus. Beginning next week, the Task Force will hold a series of hearings soliciting the views of other Congressmen, the Administration, academicians, and representatives of business, labor and the general public, with the purpose of identifying which of the various proposed solutions is workable, is fair to all parties, and best protects the public interest." Mayne concluded "I am confident that this review will enable the Task Force to offer specific recommendations which will expedite enforcement of the effective legislative relief that the long suffering American people demand and deserve." DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa Atty. Gen. Richard Turner says "We plan to appeal immediately to the Iowa Supreme Court" a District Court ruling that the 1.5 per cent monthly customer charge by Younker's department stores isn't excessive. Judge A. B. Crouch ruled Tuesday that 1.5 per cent interest on customers' unpaid balances isn't usurious. "Pm very disappointed," Turner said Tuesday night, "Because I believe that it is usury and that the Iowa Usury Statute does limit the interest that can be charged." Turner had filed suit 16 months ago asking that Younker Bros., Inc., Sears, Roebuck and Co., and Standard Oil Co. of Indiana be prohibited from charging more than nine per cent annually on so-called revolving charge accounts. Turner contended that 165,000 Younkers credit accounts were illegal because the store imposed a 1.5 per cent monthly charge—or a total of 18 per cent a year—on unpaid balances. Iowa law prohibits interest charges of more than nine per cent a year. The practice of assessing a 1.5 per cent monthly charge on unpaid balances is not usurious and is not excessive interest, Judge Crouch ruled. The judge explained that Younkers enters into agreements with customers, who agree to pay on a billing date for merchandise, charged .by them. The judge ruled that such revolving charge accounts do not come under the state usury law because they are part of a time-price/sale.; , . s, TurneiM <«0ntends the- interest does apply to the time-price factor. i How's That Again? A Corn Growing Contest in Winter? Leaders of 4-H groups will compete in a corn-growing contest for the next four weeks. Richard Haack, extension 4-H and youth leader for Emmet and Dickinson County, gave or sent each leader five kernels of corn to nurture in the Mini-Corn Contest. The seeds will be planted and encouraged and the maxis brought to the February meeting for the judging. The Mini- Corn contest will be used as an activity for boys' 4-H clubs in April. File Court Actions On Farmer Behalf Crouch said he found no evidence that Younkers tried to evade the law. The judge said implication of intent to avoid the law would require examination of transactions, contracts and other matters relating to the arrangement. He added that his court "cannot imply the intent to violate the usury law in the face of the 100 years of acceptance of the time-price doctrine in Iowa by the courts and the legislature." As the judge pointed out, auto dealers can charge as much as 2.25 per cent per month interest or as much as 27 per cent annually. There is no reason to make a distinction between department stores and auto sales firms, he ruled. 4-H Reports BY CLUB REPORTER NRG CLUB The NRG Club met Jan. 17 at Joleen Borchers home. Roll call was answered with "How to Improve Your Posture." A candle light ceremony was held for the new officers—Amy Jensen — President, Nancy Chrestiansen— Vice President, Barb Tonderum — Secretary, LeAnn Carlin — Treasurer, Sandy Lo- jJBS ^Hfetorfo &c. J °„ A™. Schacfr erer — Photographer. The club also decided to have a tobaggan- ing party when it snows. Nancy and Donna Chrestiansen gave a talk on posture. Barb Tonder­ um gave a demonstration on "How«>to maWa' Hetfdbarid. 11 ' Lunch, was served by JoleenBor- chers and her mother. the old Coleman Hospital, as it was known in 1934 whenBtrger Handeland started. "It was hand- fired in winter time," he says. "I was the only one on duty. I had my bed down in the boiler room. The nurses would call when it got chilly. I fired np and had to wait a half hour for steam to come up." He recalled falling asleep once while waiting and waking to find it exceedingly steamy and quickly shut the draft doors. "I had to get up twice a night," he remembers. "Didn't think anything of it." Mrs. Birger Handeland, Mrs. Lester Handeland and Mrs. Melvin Tire void are all nurses' aides at Holy Family. Mrs. Leonard Roberts is a secretary handling insurance records at the hospital. Lester Handeland, who has been on the staff nearly seven years, is a licensed refrigeration and air-conditioning service man and does periodic servicing of hospital units, as well as general maintenance work. Dale Erickson, a former garage mechanic, takes care of motors and hospital vehicles. His wife is a cosmetics saleswoman. Tire- void, night watchman, checks equipment and handles emergency breakdowns. Knuth was foreman of a Fagre Construction crew which built the fourth floor extension of the elevator before his employment at Holy Family Hospital six years ago. He remodels rooms, constructs furnishings and does plumbing work at the hospital. His home near Dunnell is a 120-acre farm. Not a moneymaking project, he grins ruefully, but "young people in town like to get out in the open and use their hands. A lot of them come out just to help me out and the satisfaction of doing something." Harold and his wife have a son and three daughters, "a jack and three jokers," he calls them. When they were small, his sister-in -law and her children were often out, then all their friends, and "it just grew. Pretty much lenient on my part." It is apparent Knuth greatly enjoys the nelpT-• 1 His philosophical concern for people is obviously shared by all members of the maintenance crew. Their sense of responsibility for the air, water and power' syBtems U) the hospital seenis to stem fr,om 6, feeling these are a contribution to .patient welfare. WE'RE 1971 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88 — 4 door Hardtop. Power steering and brakes, 16,000 miles, bronze with dark brown vinyl roof. 1971 P0NTIAC CATALINA 4 door hardtop. Power steering and brakes, factory air, low, low mileage. Like new. 1970 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88 LOWN SEDAN. Power steering, power brakes, factory air, local one owner> gold with gold vinyl roof. WASHINGTON - Three court actions were filed on behalf of farmers during 1971 under the Agricultural Fair Practices, the U. S. Department of Agriculture reported today. These are the first actions brought under the Act, which was passed in 1968 to help strengthen farmers' "bargaining power." The three cases are now pending in Federal courts in Ohio, Maine and Arkansas. The Ohio case involves a complaint by a dairy farmer that his contract with a milk handler was terminated because of his membership in a cooperative marketing association. The case is set for trial on Feb. 3, 1972. The Maine and Arkansas cases, filed jointly under the Agricultural Fair Practices Act and the Packers and Stockyards Act, involve complaints by poultry producers that they were threatened with economic coercion and denied chickens to grow under contract because of their activities in producer bargaining associations. These cases have not yet been set for trial. Under the Act, when a farmer feels he has been discriminated against for his membership or activity in a bargaining or marketing association, he may file a complaint with USDA. If, on investigation, the USDA finds reasonable cause to believe the Act has been violated, it requests the U. S. Department of Justice to file a lawsuit. If the Department of Justice concurs, the case is referred to a U. S. Attorney for prosecution in a Federal District Court. 1970 CHEVROLET KING WOOD 6 passenger station wagon. Power steering and brakes, factory air. Real clean. Low, low mileage. Local one owner. 1968 CADILLAC SEDAN DeVILLE, 4 door hardtop, All the Cadillac extras. Beige with brown vinyl roof. Like new— 1970 OLDSMOBILE .98 TOWN SEDAN. Power steering and brakes. Factory air, Lime Kist green with green vinyl roof, local one owner. Only 32,335 miles. 1969 CADILLAC CALAIS 2 door hard top. Full power with air conditioning and all the Cadillac extras. Gold color. Sharp. 1968 PONTIAC CATALINA 4 door hard top. Power steering, power brakes. Gold with black top. New tires, regular gasoline engine. 1970 FORD LTD 4 DOOR SEDAN. Power steer- j ing, power brakes, factory air conditioning. Blue, michelin tires. 1968 BUICK 9 PASSENGER STATION Wagon, power steering, power brakes, factory air conditioning, Aqua mist, real sharp wagon. 1969 CHEVY PICK UP Ms TON FLEET SIDE with factory air. White and bur- gandy. Custom cab. Turbo-Hydraulic transmission. 1965 VOLKSWAGEN 2 DOOR SEDAN. Tan. Economy, economy, economy, economy, say? 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