Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on June 14, 1974 · Page 5
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 5

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, June 14, 1974
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For and Against - You'll Find both in Holdrege By RANDY BROWN Associated Press Writer HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP)- Ndlie Johnston is getting letters these days. One writer scrawled over her photograph in a newspaper: "Why don't you drop dead, you old biddy." Miss Johnston, a retired school teacher in this south central Nebraska town of 5,600, likes Richard Nixon, doesn't think he knew anything about Watergate and is upset about press coverage of the big story. Many local folks agree with her. But not everybody. Miss Johnston was one of a number of Holdrege residents interviewed recently by a New York Times writer. His story said the President might carry Phelps County today by even bigger than 1972 when he collected 82 per cent of the vote. Like most of the dozen or so far-flung letter-writers who have sent Miss Johnston their opinions, some Holdrege folk disagree, though not in such crude terms. Ward Nelson, Phelps County Democratic party chairman, said of the Times writer: "As far as I can see, he only talked to Republicans." Nelson says he doesn't think Nixon has been honest with the people. "1 don't think he's been honest with the people. He wouldn't carry more than 50 per cent of the vote today." Nelson is a farmer; he feels , the sentiment in the county's small towns is anti-Nixon. He Times Herald, Carroll, la. jr Friday, June 14, 1974 3 says he can't find anyone among the farmers who'll admit backing the President. Over in the city, things are a bit different. Miss Johnston talks vigorously about the "nasty" letters. But she speaks glowingly of long-distance telephone from New Jersey and Connecticut praising her support of Nixon. "I don't think the President had one solitary thing to do with it. Talking about him being immoral is ridiculous. The tax thing just drives me insane." She may have gotten those nice phone calls from back East, but, "I think people in the east are so narrow-minded, so provincial. "I think the press is trying its best to get something striking to say. They're splitting the nation wide apart." Split nation? Says Bill Whit- lock, owner of radio station KUVR, "right in this household there are two very strong opinions. If it's that way here, I know it's that way a lot of places." Whitlock is a Republican; his wife Betty a Democrat. He says coffee conversation with other Holdrege businessmen indicates no overwhelming opinions either for or against Nixon. He echoed a feeling expressed by farmer Nelson; that a preoccupation with Watergate is preventing government from solving specific problems that affect small businessmen and farmers. Dwight King publishes the Holdrege Daily Citizen. King's paper has supported Nixon in all three presidential campaigns. But now in editorials, "we've been a little critical of him over those tapes. They sure discredited him in the eyes of a lot of people." Impeachment? "I sure hope that he isn't even tried. It'd be hard on the country. I don't know that they've come forth with anything yet that's really nailed him to the cross." Frank Bard, who runs a farm implement business and is presidnt of the Holdrege Chamber of Commerce, is not against the President, but then he isn't sure an impeachement trial would be completely bad. "If they have grounds for impeachement, I'd like to see it brought to the public," he said. RPPLIflnCE CB1TER CARROLL LAKE CITY Phone 792-2525 Phone 464-3281 Prices Good Until June 23, 1974 YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY HIGH PRICES TO OWN TOP QUALITY APPLIANCES BACKED BY EXCELLENT SERVICE LARGE CAPACITY General-Electric H E A VY DUTY LAUNDRY PAIR 4 CYCLE WASHER • -HITH FLO Wash System • 4 WASH CYCLES - Normal, Permanent Press With Cold Water Cool Dalon, Activated Soak, Delicate • Three Wash-Temperature and Rinse Temperature Combinations Including Special Cold Water Selections • Three Water Levels ELECTRIC DRYER • Permanent Press Cycle • Three Temperature Selections — Normal, Delicate, No-Heat Fluff • Manual Selection of Drying Time Up To 30 Minutes • Separate Start Button • Porcelain Enamel Clothes Drum Washer $238°° Dryer $148°° Gas Dryer $178°° WWA5400P DDE 5200P •it"* BUY BOTH FOR ONLY FRIGIDAIRE 30" ELECTRIC RANGE Automatic Oven See Through Window Door Self Cleaning Elements Huge Storage Drawer Your Choice $248 CALORIC 30" GAS RANGE • Continuous Cleaning Oven • Separate Broiler • Tri-Set Burners • Clock and Interval Timer I// WESTINGHOUSE "FAMILY SIZE" REFRIGERATOR Choose from the areas most complete selection of Ranges. Over 40 Different Models in stock. Save $$ Plus "Pink Fleet" Delivery and Service *238 Magnetic Gaskets Deep Door Shelves Built in Egg Storage Adjustable Shelf Butter Server Vegetable Crisper Woodgrain Handles STORE HOURS Wednesday and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday 9-5 CARROLL - 527 N. Adams St. Phone 792-2525 LAKE CITY Phone 464-3281 CtnTER flPPLIflnCE PINK FLEET SERVICE Phone 792-3281 RDG3-35W

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