Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on February 10, 1972 · Page 10
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 10

Estherville, Iowa
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Thursday, February 10, 1972
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43 Don 't lie—even to see your grandchildren By Abigail Van Buren le im br Cklcaie Triburw-N. Y. Niwi Srad., Inc.] DEAR ABBY: I am so heartbroken and confused I don't know where to turn. My son and his wife divorced two years ago, and my former daughter-in-law took my two small grandchildren to a distant state. [I must admit, my son wasn't a very good husband or father.] His former wife recently remarried, and her new husband is adopting the babies. I wrote and asked her if I could come out and visit for a few days, explaining that I would be no trouble as I would stay in a nearby motel. I just wanted to see my grandchildren. I miss them so. To my amazement, she said I could come, on the condition that I do not tell the children that her present husband is NOT their father. She says the children think he is, and that's the way she wants it. Abby, what am I to do? I can't lie to them about who their father is, and who I am. Yet I want to see my grandchildren. Can you help me? HEARTBROKEN GRANNY DEAR GRANNY: Try to persuade your former daughter-in-law to be honest with the children for their sakes. Tell her it's not likely that she can deceive them indefinitely, and when they learn the truth, it could be traumatic. Don't agree to lie. Even to see your grandchildren. DEAR ABBY: Since others use your column to air their pet gripes, may I? It's repairmen who set up appointments to repair your television, refrigerator or whatever, and they don't call to say they can't make it. They just don't show up. I left work early last Monday to be home at 3 p. m. when the TV repairman said he'd be there. I waited until 7 p. m. and he never showed up! I called him the next day and made another appointment with him. Again I got off work early, and again he didn't show. [Always an excuse. Car trouble, got tied up, had to go to the dentist, etc.] He bad my number at work and could have called me. Abby, I paid someone to cover me at work so I could leave early for these appointments. My friends tell me they've had the same lousy experiences with repairmen. What's the matter with people nowadays? Their word isn't worth a thing. DISGUSTED IN SHERMAN OAKS DEAR DISGUSTED: Sorry that you [and your friends] have had such rotten luck with service repairmen. There must be some who have integrity, or businesses that sell service wouldn't survive very long. DEAR,^ABBY• For, yearsvI'Se'eVrJbyed ybUr'cblUtttl; 'aiid" many tunes have 1 felt the urge; to write to you, but never f;i more than when I read the letter from "Old Fashioned," who worried about whether her virgin fiance would know what to do at the right time. I'd like to add my reassurance to hers. When my husband and I were married, we were both virgins, altho we had done some experimenting, listening and reading. Believe me, "Old Fashioned," "you have nothing to worry about. My husband was soon a "pro," and I didn't do too bad myself. Now, 11 years later, we have five lovely children, and we're still very much in love. So, never fear, "Old Fashioned," nature gives special help to those who keep chaste until their Big Day. OLD FASHIONED, TOO CONFIDENTIAL TO "GRATEFUL BEYOND WORDS": Most small-town clergymen are overworked and underpaid, so since you say you can "well afford it," offer him a gift of cash. If he wishes to donate it to the church, let it be his option. Your letter indicates that your clergyman went far above and beyond the call of duty in your behalf, so be as generous with him as he was with you. [And if he's "insulted," you can blame me.] TV Tonight Drama On Assassination Of Lincoln at 7 P.M. Garden Talk ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., FEB. 10, 1972 Page 9 Time to Read Seed Catalogs By JOSEPH GABRIELSEN Graettlnger Sweet Heart Dance The Graettinger P.F.A. and F.H.A. chapter is holding its annual Sweet Heart Dance Saturday from 9 to 12 p.m. There will be a live band and the crowning of the chapter king and queen. The candidates are from left to right, front, Susan Stroud, Connie Tuniga, Sharen Wikert, Brenda Babcock. Back: Dean Refsall, Alvin Luke, Dwight Schmitt. J. R. Brown is not pictured. (Picture from Graettinger School) Legislature Mulls Pollution DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Iowa House edged warily into debate Wednesday on a bill to establish a single state agency to launch a multi-pronged attack on pollution problems. It was the second time the bill, proposing to establish a Department of Environmental Quality, had come up for debate in the House this session. Proponents were wary of what further debate could bring since a revolt of rural interests stripped the bill of one important feature when it first came up a week ago. A couple of lengthy amendments, both proposing to rewrite the bill thoroughly, were" on file under sponsorship of .Reps. Richard Welden, R-Iowa Falls, and Michael Blouin, D- Dubuquo. , The bill is one of the top pri- As passed by the Senate last year, the new Department of Environmental Quality would have included four divisions, each headed by a seven-member commission. They would have included the present Iowa Water Pollution Control Commission, Iowa Air Pollution Control Commission and Chemical Technology Review Board, plus a new Solid Waste Disposal Commission. Rural legislators in the House, however, balked at including the Chemical Technology Review Board in the department. It now is under the Department of Agriculture. They contended nobody but a farmer can understand the practical problems of farmers in handling agricultural chemicals and pointed out neither •ority. pieces, of legislation listed, the., bill not ..amendments pro- by both Republican legislative posed by the House Environ- leaders and Gov. for this session. Robert Ray "mental Preservation Committee require that a farmer be a Waterfront Nightmare member of the proposed Chemical Technology Commission under the department. The 58-36 vote by which the department was shorn of that department stunned proponents of the measure and left them at a loss about how to proceed. They finally decided to prevail upon Rep. Leonard Andersen, R-Sioux City, to withdraw his motion to reconsider the vote on the chemical technology amendment and leave that agency out of the department. Blouin's amendment proposed to expand the department to include the present Iowa Natural Resources Council and Soil Conservation Department as well as a Recreation and Wildlife Commission in addition to the commissions on air, water and solid waste.' Welen would expand tt>e present'' Iowa" Natural Resources Council to include all the other functions proposed for the department, and change its name to the "Iowa Natural and Environmental Resources Council." I looked at the cover of the first 1972 seed and nursery catalog; there were die long, slim, golden carrots, solid headed cabbages, broccoli, crisp lettuce, smooth, red tomatoes and spicy onions — all on the front page. How nice to sec them! These pictures of lovely vegetables arc like a breath of spring, stirring our imagination of the time when we too, can work in the soil. Most of you may look out of your windows and sec little else but bare trees and snow clad lawns and fields — all in the frozen grip of old Jack Frost. The mild breeze and warm sun may seem a long ways off. But cheer up! Spring is coming. Ever so slowly, the days are getting brighter and longer. Winter is not forever. Here in southern California — and in deep Texas too — we can step out and go to fields right now and see a lot of those vegetables pictured on the catalog growing right in the good earth. Here, spring is eternal with green, living things growing the year, 'round. Looking at this bright new catalog, we can resolve that, come spring, we can go out, select a new spot preferably for a garden — or where the soil is fertile — and plant those vegetables that will not only give us pleasure in growing, but in tasty eating, as well as for good health. More, resolve not to use any chemicals or toxic sprays; there are some good ones from nature, rotenone, cube root or pyrethrum if Insects do bother. Come spring, if you check your garden spot and the soil is tight or compacted, it lacks humus and needs organic matter. If it is possible to obtain some well rotted manure, it can be worked in the top 3 or 4 inches of tops oil but not plowed where it would be out of the reach of shallow growing plant roots. Peat moss can also be used to mix in the topsoil. Gypsum is a good product to really loosen tight soil. If any fertilizer has to be used, an organic one derived from sewage, such as Mllorganite;'; can be raked in the, soil,alter, . being spread. Radishes are about the first seed we think of planting. I prefer the round one with a white tip because it is usually firmer; but the icicle type is hard to beat. If radishes get pulpy, it is usually because they run into hot weather. Next, we might plant carrots. They too, should be planted early as the soil can be worked. My favorites might well be: Danvers Half Long, Touchon, and Nantes Corelcss. Carrots one of the most important are vegetables and they contain vitamin A. If you have found the right variety, stick to it. Then how about seeding some nice lettuce to pick right out of die garden later! My favorites are the scml-hcading or the heading types like butterhead and iceberg types. Not that I rely on cutting heads but rather for the nice leaves and bunchy heads which will give us a mild, crips, goodflavorcd salad. Parsley can be planted to give us an edible supply of or­ ganic iron — and how about spinach and swiss chardl Parsnip, like Hollow Crown, can be planted early — if you like them. Then who doesn't like a taste of peas! So we might sow Little Marvel for early, or Laxten Progvess, and Perfection for later. Potatoes are another vegetable which taste good right out of the garden and do well here if planted real early. We might try the new Norland for early and red Pontiac for late potatoes. Plant in soil not used for potatoes in the past to avoid scab. If seeds do not germinate properly, it is because the seed is old; or planted too shallow or too deep; too cold; not enough moisture or maybe not planted in the right time of the moon — who knows. 48,000 Iowans Out of Work at End of 1971 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) More than 48,000 Iowans were unemployed during December, an increase of 5,680 over November, the Iowa Employment Security Commission lias reported. The unemployment rate for December was 3.9 per cent, up from 3.4 per cent in November the commission said Wednesday. The rate was 3.8 per cent in December, 1970. The national unemployment rate for December was 6.1 per cent. During December, Iowa's work force totaled 1,228,900, a drop of 15,900 from November because of a seasonal dip in agricultural employment, the commission said. However, the December work force was 22,300 higher than the previous December. Total employment dropped 21,600 from November, 1971, to 1,180,000 in December. Although almost all of the loss took place in agricultural employment, the 150,000 farm workers who worked totaled 2,700 more than a year earlier. Average weekly earnings for Iowa's 149,100 manufacturing production workers rose to $166.85 during December, 1971, a $6.46 weekly increase over November and $10.86 more than in December, 1970. Increased overtime produced a gain of 42 minutes in the average work week and helped push hourly earnings up nine cents, the commission reported. Ask Apology DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)The House has received a bill to require the State Board of Regents to sell some of their commercial television facilities at WOI-TV in Ames and turn the proceeds over to completing the state educational radio-television network. LINDSAY *S.AUS ./RENTALS *SALT DELIVERY *WATER ANALYSIS *RUST REMOVAL *CHL0RINATI0N *IR0N FREE,;SYSTEMS ""•"^SERVICE ON ALL : BRANDS) Lindsay Soft Water Algona, Iowa GARY L. NASH ESTHESVIIU, IOWA PH. 362-3107 Presented by COMMUNITY TV SIGNAL CO. THURSDAY JEANNE — Comedy — Jean- nle's powers richet madly when she transfers them to Tony. 6:30 p.m. Independent Cable Channel 7. THEYV'E KILLED PRESIDENT LINCOLN! - Drama Special: Civil War historian Bruce Catton supervised this diary of the assassination of President Lincoln. 7 p.m. CBS. CHINA: AN OPEN DOOR? Special: A penetrating look at China's past and present. 7 p.m. Independent Cable Channel 7. XI OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES — Special: Combined times for two runs determine the winner in the Women's slalom, one of the events scheduled for live coverage. 8 p.m. CBS. LONGSTREET - Crime Drama — The crime is arson in "Sad Songs and Other Conversations." The motive is unknown — and so is the person who killed three private-hospital patients and left the nurse badly burned. 8 p.m. ABC. PRO HOCKEY - The Minnesota NorthStars meet the Blues In St. Louis. Joe Boyle and Hal Kelly report the action. 8:30p.m. Independent Cable Channel 7. • XI OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES — Special: Final competition In Women's slalom and hockey scheduled. 10:30 p.m. NBC. FRIDAY JEANNIE — Comedy— Tony's private life and public image face ruination when Jeannie forsakes her magical powers to prove what a swell little mortal she Is. 6:30 p.m. Independent Cable Channel 7. MOVIE — Western — "Two Mules for Sister Sara" (1970) a drama set during the Mexican Revolution. Eastwood is an American mercenary hired to lead an attack on the French garrison at Chihuahaua; Miss Mc- Lalne plays a nun-with a thorough knowledge of the fort and Its defenses. 7:30 p.m. NBC. ROOM 222 — Venerealdisease information is being distributed at Walt Whitman High, but not all parents want their children informed. Case in point: an irate father who's pressing charges against one of the teachers. 8 p.m. ABC. DON RICKLES - A disastrous TV commerical, set in Don's kitchen and starring his little pits a nervous father against an avant-garde film director (played by Barry Gordon, known for his role as Jason Robards nephew "A Thousand Clowns.") 9:30 p.m. CBS. MERV GRIFFIN - It's closing night for Merv's network series. (In March, Merve will be back on TV in many areas with a new syndicated talk show.) Starting next week, CBS begins a series of late night network movies. 10:30 p.m. CBS. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The dream of owning a waterfront home has turned into a nightmare along parts of Florida's shorelines where conserva- Berrigan HARRBBURG, Pa. (AP) With a jury of nine women and three men sworn in, the search begins today for six alternate jurors in the trial of antiwar priest Philip Berrigan and six other defendants accused of conspiring to kidnap presidential aide Henry A. Kissinger. The 12 jurors, including one black and one Roman Catholic, were selected in 86 minutes of secret maneuvering Tuesday after 2V2 weeks in which 46 prospects underwent interrogations that focused on Vietnam and poltical activism by priests and nuns. The jurors were then ordered sequestered for the remainder of the trial. Disruption Day BELFAST (AP) - Northern Ireland's D-for-Disruption Day, a 24-hour campaign planned by civil rights leaders to cause civic chaos, caused barely a stir this morning. Promised protests on a mass scale did not materialize and most shops schools and factories opened normally. The Day of Disruption was called by the mainly Roman Catholic Civil Rights Association to protest Northern Ireland's policy of interning suspected members of the Irish Republican Army without trial. The campaign was aimed at closing factories and schools, jamming telephone communications and blocking roads. Biting Hot Dog BOSTON (AP) - "The forces of subversion would do anything to destroy the old-fashioned hot dog," says Malcolm McCabe, executive secretary of the Massachusetts Grocers Association. "A turkey dog or a chicken dog or a tuna dog must be stopped," McCabe told a hearing Tuesday of the legislature's Joint Committee on Commerce and Labor. The committee was considering a measure to permit ground turkey meat to be used in bologna and hot dogs. tionists warn sewage-laden canal waters are unfit for bodily contact. Environmental experts compiled a report for the state after inspecting 40 canals. They found that freshly dug waterways were'at first used by residents for boating, swimming and other recreation but soon became repositories for human and Industrial wastes, pesticides and fertilizers. In many canals, boat docks are unused and in disrepair, they observed, and fish are disappearing from the stagnant, algae-choked water. "Also, a number of waterfront homes have eventually erected high walled fences to block the waters from view and to protect children and pets from straying into the water," said William Barada and William M. Partington Jr., authors of the report. The Internal Improvement Fund, an agency which oversees sale and development of state lands, funded the study by the Florida Conservation Foundation Inc. of Winter Park. In Fort Lauderdale, fund director Joel Kuperberg reported the conclusions to the Florida Department of Pollution Control on Tuesday. He urged rigid controls on the development of canals. Proposals before the pollution board would set minimum standards for construction and design of canals. The report found that "gross fecal pollution" in some canal bottoms can cause gangrene, tetanus and blood poisoning if washed over untreated cuts. Sewage buildups have been tremendous in some areas. According to the report, in the Miami area sewage sludge 10- to-12-feet thick has piled up next to outfalls. Gold Medal SAPPARO, Japan (AP) "An Olympic gold medal is a life's ambition come true," beamed Dianne Holum after bringing the United States its first in the 11th Winter Games today with a triumph in the 1,500-meter speed-skating competition. The 20-year-old Miss Holum, from Northbrook, 111., set a record time for the distance of 2 minutes, 20.85 seconds. BEFORE YOU BUY A USED 1972 CHEVROLET Impala 4 Door, Power Steering Power Brakes, Factory Air Conditioning, Vinyl Roof, 2,218 Miles, Remaining Factory Warranty. 1970 CHEVROLET Impala 4 Door Hard Top, 350 Cu. In. Turbo Hydromatic Transmission, Power Sreering r 35,000 Miles, Factory Warranty Remaining 1967 DODGE Polara 4 Door V-8, 383 Cu. In. Regular Gas Engine, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering & Brakes, Low Mileage, Real Nice Car. 1967 PONTIAC Lemons GTO 2 Door Hard Top, V-8, Syncho 3 Speed Hursh Shift Bucket Seats, Console, Local 1 Owner, 35,000 Miles, Factory Warranty 1971 PONTIAC Catalina 4 Door Hard Top, Regular Fuel Engine, Turbo Hydromatic Transmission, Power Steering & Disc Brakes, Only 8,000 Miles,Deluxe Trim, 1970 OLDSMOBILE 98 Sedan, Air Conditioning, Disc Brakes, 30,000 Miles, Power Steering, One Owner, 2 Tone Green, Factory Warranty Remaining. 1969 CADILLAC Calais Coupe, Power Steering & Brakes, Air Conditioning, Elec. 6 Way Seat & Electric Windows, . Cruise Control, Tilt & Telescope Wheel, Beautiful Condition. 1966 PONTIAC Lemans 2 Door Hard Top, V-8 Automatiac, Power Steering, New Tires, Yellow With Black Vinyl Roof, 1971 OLDSMOBILE Cutlass 2 Door Hard Top, 350 Cu. In., Power Steering & Brakes, Tilt Wheel, Super Stock III Wheels, 7,000 Mile S/ One Owner, Factory Warranty. 1970 BUICK LeSabre Custom 4 Door Sedan, Regular Fuel Enging, Turbo Hydromatic, Deluxe Vinyl Trim, Deluxe Wheel Covers, Air Conditioning. 1969 CHEVROLET H.D. 1/2 T. Fleetside Pick Up V-8 Automatic, Power Brakes, Air Conditioning, Deluxe Interior, Custom Cab, Local One Owner. 1963 CHEVROLET Bel Air 4 Door Sedan, V-8 Automatic, 1 Owner, Low Mileage, See To Believe. HOME OF THE 5 YEAR, 50,000 MILE WARRANTY MOTOR INN INC. OLDSMOBILE - PONTIAC - CADILLAC - GMC TRUCKS ESTHERVILLE, IOWA

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