Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 1, 1974 · Page 14
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 14

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 1, 1974
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Inexorable Slide to Impeachment Continues FUNNY BUSINESS By NKA/Lonrion Economist News Service President Nixon's fortunes have slid still further downhill with the Republican election defeat in Michigan's eighth district, where he had vainly put in a personal appearance among what were thought to have been the faithful. This was the fourth seat in the House of Representatives that the Republicans have lost this year, as against one (in California) that they managed to retain; a sixth seat, in San FYancisco, comes up early in June. The hastening of the process of impeachment now seems an increasing priority for the Republicans in Congress, in the hope of ending the Watergate business, one way or another, before they have to face the electors in November. Organized labor, which has put large funds and much effort into the Democratic by-election victories, is campaigning for a "veto-proof" House of Representatives in the next Congress — a House with a built-in majority of two-thirds to override presidential vetoes, which on paper would mean anything over 290 Democratic members instead of the present 247. The figure may well be attainable, although it also may not mean much in a House where party discipline is loose and the majority against a veto has to be assembled afresh on each issue that arises. It may mean even less if, as seems not unlikely, the next Congress has to deal with a new President less quick to use the veto than Mr. Nixon has been. The Republican mood today recalls that of Robert Kennedy in his last campaign, when he lost the Orgeon primary election and, asked how he felt, quoted the words of the man who was earned out of town tied to a rail: "If it hadn't been for the honor, I would sooner have passed it up." The national party bodies contributed unusually substantial funds to the unsuccessful candidate in Michigan. Mr. Nixon, who carried the district against Senator McGovern by 64 to 38 per cent not two years ago, spent the d'av of April 10 campaigning, though to be sure he avoided the two industrial towns of Saginaw and Bay City and confined himself to three rural counties in what is called "the thumb" of Michigan, counties that could not conceivably vote anything but Republican. Not only the Watergate scandals and the popular disgust with President Nixon's performance as a taxpayer counted against the Republicans, but the effects of the energy scare, the recession in the car industry, and the price inflation, too. Still, what the Republican party in Congress has to confront is the scandals, and it can only conclude that the impeachment of President Nixon has to got over well before November. At this stage the chief part in the impeachment process belongs to the judiciary committee of the House of Representatives which showed its mood by its bipartisan vote to demand the production of evidence from the White House. Perhaps about the middle of June the committee will send a report containing draft articles of impeachment to the full House of Representatives. Not long after Independence Day, July 4, the House will vote on the articles of impeachment and will, without much doubt, decide by a substantial majority to send them to the Senate for trial. By now the leading men of both parties in both houses of Congress have accustomed themselves to planning their calendars this year with a view to the impeachment, I he biggest piece of political Times Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, May 1, 1974 16 business they will have to deal with in their lives. Once the articles are before the Senate, Mr. Nixon's lawyers can seek delays on various grounds — the need to prepare the reasoned presidential argument or replication, the need to assemble evidence for the defense, and so on. Before that heppens they will have had opportunities to hold up the business of the judiciary committee and to drag out the debate. Upon the ultimate decisions on the substance of the case against Mr. Nixon and upon the merits of his defense, calculations Of political expediency will have only a minor effect. With the procedural decisions it will be different. The Republicans in Congress, in particular, will have to determine whether they are prepared, or can spurgeons ONE WEEK ONLY! After-Summer Prices! Sale! Midriff and Halter Tops YOUR CHOICE $ for Reg. 2.99 5 Tie back V-neck and Italian collar halters. Shirt-front or peasant look midriffs. All durapress poly/cotton in solids and prints—colors for all the pants and skirts you own! S-L. 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So far he has been relying on delays and subterfuges, coupled with diversionary appeals to the public which usually misrepresent, in a manner that can be examined and exposed, what is really happening between the White House and the prosecutors or between the White House and the investigative bodies of Congress. These tactics may be the only ones he has at his disposal. Their usefulness is, however, diminishing, and Congress has it in its power to brush them aside and proceed directly, at a time of its own choice, to the substance of the charges against the President upon which it not only may, but must, pronounce. By Paul Anastasiades ATHENS (AP) - An Athenian sociologist claims that the eye boggling bikini dates back to the 2nd century B.C. long before the "daring" knee-revealing swimsuits of the Victorian era. Ms. Liza Petridi-Skouze said that fashion "is nothing but a 'reflection of economic and erotic factacs, climatic conditions, politics and even anarchy." Furthermore, fashion presents nothing new but is more of a repeat play of history. Addressing members of the Christian Youth Association of Athens, Mrs. Petridi-Skouze said that slaves wore the bikini centuries ago in Egypt and in ancient Greece. During the Minoan civilization in Crete from 3000 to 1100 B.C. women went about topless and their dress was far more advanced than today's fashions seen at times in Paris. The gentleman's long-coat and top hat is nothing else but improvization on what was considered stately and comfortable riding gear. Corsettes, as well as garters and any other soft or hard elastic clothing item which help improve the shape of the female body, "are only there to satisfy the fetish of male passions," she stressed. "Unisex," Mrs. Pteri di Skouze added, "is not the novel prize of Parisian maitres. In the Middle Ages, there had been a reaction to tKe traditional idea of keeping a.strict line between men's trousers and women's highly elaborate and usually uncomfortable dresses. And finally "maxis" and "midis" did not bloom in the past few years, but had their heyday in the last century," she said. "Clothing," she stated, "therefore serves nothing else but to cover our narcissism and feeling of pressure as to social etiquette. "History knocks out cold the contention of fashion designers having imagination, and accuses them of stealing indiscriminately from the near and distant past," she said, and added: "One thing is sure: the ideal of fashion is a kind of hermaphrodite something between a man and a anarchy of dress which is a real reflection of a more general crisis in our time." Talking of "crisis," Mrs. Liza also pointed out the clement of political bias that creeps into clothing, and asked, "Indeed, are there not those who have a passion for red, or for combinations of red, white and blue?" Board Hires Part-time Nurse The Carroll County Board of Supervisors Monday hired Marilyn Eischeid, Manning, as a part-time public health nurse for Carroll County. Mrs. Eischeid, a registered nurse, will fill in for County Health Nurse Doris Walkup during vacations or illness, the board said. In other action Monday the board approved business licenses for the Broich Store, Roselle; the Carroll Drive-In Theater; Al's Corner, Breda; Fleskes Store, Mt. Carmel; Roselle Trio Tavern, Roselle; Swan Lake Concessions and Riverside Tavern and Grocery, Maple River. A cigarette permit was also approved for Swan Lake Concessions. May Not Like Town's Name, But Are Not About to Change it ByTomTiede INTERCOURSE, Pa. (NEA) — For most of its 200 years of existence, this small, stuck-away community was known merely as an embarrassing snicker in Pennsylvania agriculture country, appropriately south of Bareville and, a few miles from Paradise. "Watch yourself driving through," the area wisenheimers would tell travelers, "and tell the children to cover their eyes." Predictably, however, the chuckles turned to curiosity and then to a kind of chaos. Entrepreneurs discovered the town. The publisher of an erotic magazine mailed advertising flyers from here (for the titillating postmark). A New York slicker devised a plan to sell "square inches of Intercourse" to sophisticates everywhere. And people began coming from miles away, from other states, from other nations, to see Intercourse in broad daylight. Not surprisingly, all this hoopla was rooted in misinterpretation. The history of the community's name is fogged with confusion, but* most versions of it agree the; moniker is less sexy than serviceable. Some locals believe the name came from an old race track that once operated on the edge of town: "There was a sign off the highway saying 'Enter Course' and through the years it simplified to 'Intercourse!'" Others insist the name merely marks the intersection of several south central Pennsylvania highways. But whatever the origin of its name, Intercourse cannot shake the development of its amusing notoriety. Thus again this spring, as the trees begin to bud and the sun warms the region, most community residents are bracing themselves anew for the expected onslaught of lip smacking, eyeballing, elbow-jabbing tourists. "They start coming at the end of May," a woman at the town bank says. "Then to Thanksgiving it's nothing but a mess around here." Indeed, most of the town's 6-10 residents would agree the invaders do positively litter Intercourse with their presence. During the summer the community's population quadruples on the weekend and the three main streets (there are no others) are serried with the oglers. No local figures are kept, but some shopkeepers believe c<s many as two million tourists visit the village annually, "And each and every one of them," says resident Harold Hess, "come up to you and ask how it is to dwell in Intercourse," Not everyone here objects to the question, nor to the tourists. Intercourse is located in Lancaster County, which in turn is located in fabled Pennsylvania Dutch country where tourism is terrific business. The county tourism director says that 4,015,000 visitors spent $136 million in Lancaster last year, a sum that ranked second only to mining and manufacturing on the regional economic scale. By contrast, agriculture, which once was the dollar king in Lancaster County, now brings in $58 million a year, less than half the amount planted locally by monied tourists. So it is that a number of Intercourse businessmen find profit in the town's double magnetism. Four hotels have been constructed. A handicrafts and souvenir shopping center is in operation off the main thoroughfare. Several large restaurants do a "thriving trade." And the [owner of the town's biggest ; extravaganza, the Plain and 1 Fancy Farm (food, souvenirs, train rides and information), says delightedly: "The tourists are wonderful. We get dozens of bus loads every day from as far away as Baltimore and Boston. We couldn't be happier. We hope everyone in America comes to Intercourse." Still, the majority does not share such appreciation. Many local merchants sell only staple items which are of no interest to tourists. Residents who live near the merchandizing part of town compalin of traffic jams, noise and blocked driveways. Harold Hess, a livestock and real estate man, says, moreover, that the tourists bring about a serious local problem of inflation: "When the season starts, the prices go up and it costs us more to live." The loudest complaints of all come from the local farmers, most of whom are Amish and all of whom feel put upon and exploited by the tourists. Aside from the name of the town, the Amish are the principle draw for tourism. Their old fashioned lifestyle (no electricity or automobiles), quaint dress (beard and black suits) and stern customs (women refuse to curl their hair, men to not believe in self defense,) wondrous to inquisitive visitors who often dog the conservative residents with unwanted questions, cameras, requests, stares and other degradations. 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