Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on February 1, 1972 · Page 4
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Paul Harvey ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TUES., FEB. 1, 1972 e 4 Mother Nature Fights Back Familiar Landmarks "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature! " She has some tricks up her own sleeve. She fights back. Dr. Stanley Cain of the University of Michigan is an expert on environment. And this expert says the biggest deterrent to solving environmental problems is "too many experts." And he said that to an audience of acknowledged "experts," to the Conservation Education Assn. He believes that government and industry are ready, willing and able to do what's best, but how are they to know what's best when the experts can't agree? Thus there is a very real danger that necessary innovations will be held in Umbo and that the public will become anesthetized to all warnings. These now-you-can, now-you-can't, yes- you-can edicts form Washington are devastatingly costly and tend to discredit the whole ecological rescue mission. The Federal Soil Conservation Service used to be the idol of most conservationists, but yesterday's "hero" is today's "villain." Now the waterway modification known as "stream channelization" is deplored by wildlife and conservation officials. The FSCS claims it facilitates navi- Politalk GEORGE WALLACE accused President Nixon of breaking campaign promises to balance the budget, stop school busing, lower taxes and continue U. S. refusal to recognize mainland China. Wallace predicted he would win the Wisconsin and Pennsylvania primaries but wouldn't speculate on his chances in Florida. GEORGE McGOVERN told a news conference in New York he hadn't discussed it with Rep. Chisholm, but a McGovern-Chisholm presidential ticket would be very strong. CAMPAIGNING in New Hampshire, Sam Yorty drew a standing ovation when he told a French-American club in Manchester that state governments often promise things to get voters to approve sales and income taxes, then don't deliver on the promises. New Hampshire has neither a state income tax nor a state sales tax. MAYOR John V. Lindsay of New York won strong support from newly enfranchised youthful voters to surprise analysts and capture the runner-up position in Arizona's state delegate election, the first ballot-box test of contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination. Lindsay ran second to Edmund S. Muskie of Maine. THE CONGRESSIONAL Black Caucus announced plans to hold the first national black political convention in Gary, Ind., March 10-12. Rep. Charles Diggs, D-Mich., caucus chairman, said the convention will seek to " crystal ize strategies for maximum practical unity in the national participation of blacks in the Democratic and Republican conventions and in local, state and national elections this year." IN FLORIDA, Hubert Humphrey told the Jaycees, "I do not want a government that can do everything for me because I know that a government that can do everything for me can do anything to me." gation, alleviates flooding and improves agricultural drainage. The critics insist it devastates our waterways, destroys topsoil and degrades irreplaceable natural resources. While the finite minds of men grapple with these contradictions, fortunately for us Mother Nautre is fighting an effective rear-guard action on many fronts. There appears to be an instinct for self-preservation even among the inani­ mates. There is apparent in nature a phenomenal facility for the natural healing of hurts. That's not all: The ivory-billed woodpecker, feared extinct, is reproducing in South Carolina. Spanish moss, dying from fungus, is overcoming that blight Alligators, an "endangered species," are proliferating. And the Thames Estuary in England, barren of bird life for 30 years, abounds with birds again. It was just weeks ago that TV specials were lamenting the plight of the coraiT reefs of the Pacific. Starfish were "eating them up." Proliferating starfish were likened to a "crown of thorns," destroying the ecological balance of the Pacific Ocean. Headlines called it "an ecological crisis." They're gone. The starfish are gone. Just like that, the overabundance of starfish is no more. No, Congress didn't do it. Congress quick-voted $5 million — the politicians' classic response to any crisis, real or imaginary — but before the money could be spent. . . And while ecological crusaders were mobilizing to converge on the reefs to wage war with their bare hands if need be And while foundations launched elaborate studies of the cause and cure, considering everything from DDT to dredging new canals— Before any of these proposed remedial measures could be tried, the starfish population went into decline. The experts agree on this: They don't know why. Sen. Wayne Keith: Where Are You? At one time this sign may well have been a familiar landmark. The News knows where it is, but knows little else about it. What do you know? W:::::::W:::¥:m Discusses Billboard, Junkyard Bill BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I,, the 32nd Today is Tuesday, Feb day of 1972. There are 334 days left in the year. .;. John V. Lindsay ||HHiiimiiHuimiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiMtiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiriiiiiriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii»iriiiiii{[ An independent newspaper published § "Monday through Friday," except prin- a 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, 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 St re iff, Business Manager; Donald Stoffel, Production Manager; Randy Shierk, Shopper Manager. 1 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. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitMiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifi HI AND LOIS Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1790, the.U.S. Supreme Court held its first session, meeting in New York City. On this date: In 1587, Queen Elizabeth I of England condemned Mary Queen of Scots, to death. In 1861, Thomas A. Edison completed work on the world's first motion picture studio in West Orange, N. J. The cost was $637.37. In 1899, the American flag was raised on the Pacific island of Guam, formerly under Spanish control. Ten years ago: Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy started on a goodwill tour of the world. Five years ago: Vladimir Kazan-Komarek, a Czech-born American, was sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of espionage and trying to overthrow the Czech government. One year ago: Engineers at mission control in Houston cleared Apollo for its scheduled landing on the moon. During the last week there was a great deal of big talk but the accomplishments were not that great. Early in the week, we discussed a gun bill. This bill established a fee for the right to carry a concealed weapon. Most of us felt it was a Polk County Bill. It passed the Senate after one whole days' debate. THE ONLY priority bill we handled during the week was the Billboard and Junkyard Bill. This is the area where the State is threatened by the Federal Government saying that if we don't take action they will withold federal matching funds for highway construction. The Senators were quite evenly divided on whether we ought to enact this legislation or whether we ought to challenge further the Federal Bureaucracy that is thrust upon us. If we refuse to pass legislation, they threaten to withhold $6.5 million dollars each year until action is taken. THIRTY-EIGHT states have already enacted the legislation and several are in the process. It is estimated that it would cost the State $25 or more million dollars to control both the junkyards and billboards. It is really discriminationbe- cause many more billboards must be taken down in the states with smaller population as compared to states with large population. Really, no one in the Senate wanted this bill, but we were able to find just enough votes to pass it. Now it is up to the House to consider this bill. On Wednesday, we considered a bill dealing with Public Utility Refunds. This was recommended by the study committee who studied the problems of the Commerce Commission during the interim. It should have been a non-controversial bill but it still took several hours of debate. —- • ANOTHER controversial bill dealt with antitrust fees collected by the Attorney General's office. This should have been a non-controversial bill but anamendment was added that increased the .salary of the position of Attorney General from $22,:500 v to$28,000. This amendment stirred things up pretty well in the Senate. the small society The purpose of this amendment was not necessarily to raise Mr. Turner's wages but to raise the wages of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of our State.* One of the major problems is that he cannot employ competent people for the wages that he was allowed to pay them because rules prevent them paying employes more than the top salary in his office. Many ...JJejajors ofrfectecj to raising the salary of one office without considering other offices in a year when major appropriations are not being considered. This legislation passed the Senate with a good majority after nearly three hours of debate. ^There are several priority bills that have been voted out of committee and are being printed and soon will be on the calendar for consideration. by Brickman WANTS Washington Stor Syndicate. Inc A LITTLE THAN jfl^>^—» RIP KIRBY ARCHIE LAFF - A - DAY BEETLE BAILEY 2-1 (g Kin* Prnturr. Sjin.licaie. | m , |<)7>. Wufld ,i«hts rnerve.l. TRUDY "I'd like to inquire about a... ugh... job." "Doctor, how long can you keep her in bed?—I'm just about catching up on my bills." Esther Maid Grade A Dairy Products Will Brighten Your Day, Too!

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