Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on February 2, 1972 · Page 4
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 4

Estherville, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 2, 1972
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Countryside ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WED., FEB. 2, 1972 Page 4 the Small SOCiety by Brick man There's Something About a Blizzard BY SUSAN EBELE A person should go through at least one blizzard a year in order to appreciate his spiritual and material blessings. Never do friends, snowplows and their crews,"'alithe other utility men and women, the telephone, the radio, the newspapers when they get through the drifts, the postman, the law officers, everyone who lends a hand or a shoulder to protect life and property in storm. THE SWEETEST sound in the world is, "Mom, we made it home! " How many wives and mothers and grandmothers and other distraught loved ones pray and walk the floor waiting for that telephone call, while dreading to take up the receiver. One blessing of a blizzard for those of us who couldn't get out of the house, is that we can do things at home we wouldn't be doing if we were up town or at some doings. I tried to organize the books here, hundreds of them, and more accumulating all the time into some semblance of order. A young man going to an area state college called one night not. long ago and needed a copy of "Oliver Twist! " He needed it at once, and thought it might be here. I wasn't able to help him, but the book is here somewhere. BUT I HAVE come on a copy of a book on President Nixon that was here and I don't even know when it came or who gave it to me. The book is a political portrait by Earl Mazo and Stephen Hess, two veteran journalists. It covers several years of Nixon's career with statements made by him in 1968 on the Vietnam war. The book is copyrighted, so I can't quote from it. But it is good reading and read it if you get a chance. The background of the American political structure is fantastic. There is both Glancing back. agony and ecstasy in its history. JUST FOR the records let's go back to the blizzard. Here are a few of my observations as I looked out or stuck my head out during the storm. A freight train came by that day but you could hardly hear or see it for the sound of the wind. The whistle blew long and loud at the crossing. I held my breath for fear there would be an accident. Its engine and cars were plastered with' snow and it moved slowly along like a great white tape worm. The snow was blown about erratically by wind that came for the most part from the northwest. It seemed to rise up from the ground and hurl the snow into the air with wide spiral swoops, each spiral ending in a thin swirl. These spirals came one after the other like hoops rolling. SPARROWS about the place flew back and forth across the porch, their dark little bodies flittering nervously about looking for cracks and crannies. They didn't come out for two days and then cleaned up the feeders. The snow is heavy and fine and lies in smooth drifts instead of ragged ones. You could take a knife and cut down into the snow like you would cut into frosting. I don't remember seeing snow of this texture before. \ WMMnflton «tor tyndkof. Inc. W&LL, GbtfE OF US HAVg 2-2 -pfZicKM** Rep. Rollin Edelen Turner's Salary By Hal Boyle Life's Booby Traps NEW YORK (AP) - Yes, friends, it is a narrow path of safety that we tread in this world. We are lucky to make it in one piece from dawn to dusk. The way is beset by vexing booby traps and lurking ambushes. Everything and Everybody seems out to get you— if you don't watch out. But the biggest danger in life to anybody is his desire to please—to be "a nice guy." He wants to say yes when common sense tells him it would be wiser to say no. Here, for example, are a few typical invitations you ought to duck, because if you accept them you are likely to wind up in armpit-deep woes: "Why don't you leave your umbrella behind? It rained so much yesterday, it couldn't rain today." "Since your rich aunt is named Arabella, why don't you name your son Arabesque in her honor? Surely your wife won't object to that." "You reach over and hold the wheel while I bend down and tie my shoelace. It's driving me batty." "Since the congregation finished $25,000 in the black this year, why don't we built a new church—a really big one?" "You pick up the check for this round, Dedicate Presbyterian Church (From the Estherville Democrat, Feb. 4, 1903) Arrangements have been made for the dedication of the new Estherville Presbyterian Church Sunday,—'Feb. 15. All Presbyterian churches of Emmet County will dismiss their services that day and pastors and most of their people are expected to attend..As the church seats 1;400 people it is expected that sufficient ^accommodations can be made. Inaddition, Clarence Eddy will give pipe organ recitals in the church Thursday and Friday evenings, assisted by a large choir. Thieves broke into a merchandise car in the CRI&P yards Wednesday night and • carried away 12 sacks of flour. Twobunch- es of bananas were also taken from a refrigerator car. An advertisement for a new bowling alley: "In the basement of the new Post Office block. Everything new and up-to- date. One of the nicest places in the city NiiiiuiiiimiimiiiiniiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiriiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinHiiiliimiiiiiiiiiiiiiij An independent newspaper published = "Monday through Friday," except prin- 5 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 Qorp., 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. iNinHllllnilllllllllllllllllllllllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiaillllllllllllllllHIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIHHIIIIlfl HI AND LOIS to enjoy a few hours each evening. We invite all to come and see us whether you play or not. Come down and witness the games. You will always be welcome. Thursday afternoons will be set aside for the ladies and no charge wiH be made. Williams & Thompson, Proprietors." Mayor E. J. Breen has sold his beautiful residence on east Lincoln street to P. S. Converse of Dysart who .will move to Estherville and occupy same about May ' 15; The price paid was $9;tJO0. Mr. Cows verse is one of the wealthy residents of Tama county and is said to be an excellent citizen. He is father of F. W. Converse, bookkeeper in the Iowa Savings Bank. Rev. Allan Lang, the new pastor for Gruver and Wallingford Presbyterian Churches preached to crowded houses last Sunday. He has decided to live in Estherville and moved his goods here this week from Auburn. Employees in the train service of the Rock Island have been notified that a representative of the uniform contractors will be in Estherville in a few days to take the measurements of the trainmen for their summer uniforms. The firm of L. Peterson and Son is closing out its entire stock of dry goods and will hereafter deal only in groceries and shoes. and if there's time before I have to catch my train, I'll buy the next round." "Here, Til give you the first volume of the encyclopedia for nothing. All you have to do is sign up for the other 87 volumes at $4.99 a volume each month. By the time your boy gets out of college you'll have the whole set." "Do you want me to tell you what kind of insurance portfolio I'd sell myself if I were in your shoes?" "If I tell you what I think is your worst fault, will you tell me what you think mine is?" "You do want to be logical, don't you?" "I'll provide the food for the party, if you'll grab the tab for the booze." "Listen, baby, we don't really need all these lights on while we're watching television, do we? How about me turning a few off?" "They don't look all that tough to me, Jack. I'll hit the little one while you toy with the big one. Okay?" "These five-button sport jackets will be the rage next fall. How about being the first guy in your block to buy one now?" "If I tell the boss we both have to have a raise or we'll quit together, will you back me up?" Around Iowa "Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ingersoll live in v)s«<orte''of" Iowa's -most interesting' homes which was built 101 years ago by Judge" L. W. Tubbs. Oxen brought the lumber for the building from Glenwood. The stairway and railing to the 2nd floor are of walnut. Mr. Ingersoll had the railing dismantled and completely refinished, and the newell post contains 72 individual pieces. The remaining eight rooms the Intersolls occupy are from the original 28-room mansion located at Emerson. What looks like bunches of fur are 12 puppies born to Duchess, a two-year-old St. Bernard owned by the Kevin Hess family of Arnolds Park. They all weighed one pound at birth except the "runt" which tipped the scales at one-half pound. A spokesman from McClain's Kennels of Lake Park, dog breeders, said this is the largest litter of St. Bernards they can remember. Last week the House passed and sent to the Senate a Bill repealing an old Iowa law permitting the Attorney General to collect a contingency fee if he successfully prosecutes an anti-trust case under certain conditions. It came to light recently that Turner, the Attorney General could collect as much as $142,000 in fees if maximum fines are levied in the case of the 103 International Harvester dealers charged with price fixing under the old Iowa anti-trust law. A few days later when the Bill came up for debate in the Senate, a young Senator in his wisdom stuck on an amendment for a $5,500 salary boost for Mr. Turner. After a two hour debate the amendment and the Bill passed 39 to 7. I'm sure this Bill is in real trouble when it is returned to the House. I, for one, will reject any pay increase for State elected officials. Mr. Turner, as well as myself, had full knowledge of what the pay was to be before we were elected to office. The Bill to create a Department of Transportation for Iowa is all but dead for this session. The Bill only received 12 votes in the Transportation Committee. Many of us felt that such a Department is not needed and would simply cost the taxpayers more money without doing any good. Your Representative has been named Chairman of a Committee to study an Act relating to the Creation of a Special Liquor Control License for the sale of wine only for commercial establishments whose principal business is the. sale of food. This license would be issued to restaurants only to sell wine by the individual drink, or by the bottle, for consumption on the premises if no other alcoholic liquor or beer was sold on the premises. There appears to be no opposition on this kind of a license. I am receiving a great deal of mail regarding Educational Television for Northwestern Iowa students. I am in complete agreement that all children need the exposure that E.T.V. could bring. However, I do not agree with John Montgomery, Executive Director of the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network that WOI should be sold and the proceeds go toward expanding the Educational Network. I'm sure our state will find a way to finance E.T.V. rather than sell WOL However I realize something must be done in the near future as many people in northwestern and northeastern Iowa are claiming "taxation without service" and rightly so. ||§|t§ BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Today is Wednesday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 1972. There are 333 days left in the year. Today* s highlight in history: , On this'date in 1848, Mexico, signed a treaty with the United StigHft agjreeingto cede Texas, New Me::ico, Arizona and California upon payment of $15 million. On this date: In 1535, the Argentine city of Buenos Aires was founded. In 1635, New Amsterdam, now New York, was incorporated by the Dutch. In 1870, doctors disclosed that the so- called "Cardiff giant," discovered on a farm near Cardiff, N. Y., was not a petrified man but a hoax. In 1876, eight baseball teams banded together to organize the National League. In 1943, Radio Berlin acknowledged the end of the World War n battle of Stalingrad in which more than a half-million Germans were killed or wounded. Ten years ago: Congolese Premier £ille Adoula asked the U.N. General Assembly for more U.N. military assistance to help the Congo achieve national unity. Five years ago: President Lyndon B. Johnson said the United States would be' prepared to stop bombing North Vietnam if that country would take "just almost any' step" to justify such action, 'i One year ago: The U.S. postal service announced proposed new postal rates that would raise the cost of mailing letter by two cents. Familiar Landmark <From Tuesday) Yesterday's "Where are You" question may be answered simply by saying this was the service entrance to a former garage which was located in the Herb Allen building on Central between Hammond Oil and the Gardston Hotel. The entrance upon which Essex and Hudson were printed is an alley entrance. Just who operated the garage and when is not known.' But readers are welcome to help us out. KIRBY FLASSTON MUST HAVE BEEN PRETTY DISGUSTED WITH HIS 6AME VEAH, BUT TO DUMP IT IN THE GARBAGE/ IT BEATS TBTVIN© TO WfcAP (TAROUHP A TREE/ ARCHIE N "SQUARE," MEANING I'M ON THE| LEVEL ? NO... MEANING YOU DON'T SET IT TOGETHER YOU HAVEN' FOUND WHE IT'S *rf m 1 IN© T THEY'VE SET HIDDEN ER.' SOME- I'T I THINS? roe AM J m BEETLE BAILEY LISTEN TO THIS, SARiSE. AT FT. CARSON THEY LET THE MEN DECORATE THEIR ROOMS ANY WAV THEY WANT NO K.P, NO POLICING OP, NO PEVEILLE OR ROLL CALL --ANP THE MEN ELECT REPRESENTATIVES TO PRESENT THEIR GRIEVANCES TO THE GENERAL "Ask. your mother if that's my final decision." •2-2- ) Kinl F.«tuit., Inc . 1172. World n.hl. iei.iv.ij. "Trudy, just LOOK at this phone bill—O.K., Mr. Venus, you delivered your mail." Esther Maid Grade A Dairy Products YSJ^XO,

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