Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 11, 1972 · Page 3
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 3

Estherville, Iowa
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Monday, December 11, 1972
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UP TO 7'/ 2 * PAID ON SAVINGS! WHY TAKE LESS? STOCKDALE, INC. "Since 1856" ESTHERY IlLE, IOWA ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, MON., DEC. 11, 1972 Page 3 Young celebrity boosts ego of mature woman By Abigail Van Buren U W2 by Chictto Tribunt-N. Y. News Synd., Inc.] DEAR ABBY: Recently there has been a lot of publicity about a romance between two celebrities—the woman being quite a bit older than the man. What a switch! Hooray for the man who publicly stated that he prefers "mature" women. For years, women have watched older men go for young girls, and now along comes a handsome, talented young man who isn't ashamed to let the world know that he prefers a "mature" woman. What a boost that has been to the morale of the middle-aged woman. Thank "you-know-who" for me, will you, Abby? A MATURE WOMAN DEAR MATURE: Mature men always have preferred mature women. But maturity doesn't automatically come with age alone. I say, "hooray for both of them!" DEAR ABBY: I can no longer remain silent. Mothers who read their children's diaries deserve what they get. As a child, I kept a diary, and I'm sure my mother would have turned white had she read it. Perhaps my mother was unusual, but I know she never touched my diary, because I always left it a certain way so I could tell if it had been opened, and it never had. Abby, I was a very romantic child, and my fantasies were positively wild! I recorded "experiences" in my diary that took place only in my imagination. For example: "I must be careful not to call Mr. Smith 'Pete' in front of my parents because they are very friendly with him and his wife. I wonder what my folks would say if they knew that I sneak out every night to meet him secretly?" [I was all of 14 years old, and poor Mr. Smith never gave me more than a fatherly pat on the head, but I had a mad crush on him.] I also wrote, [at 15], "I think I am pregnant. The doctor says he isn't sure, but I think he's wrong. If I am, I'll have to run away because I wouldn't know who the father is. . . . I've had so many lovers!" Now that I am married and have children of my own, I'd never dare to read their diaries. I haven't the courage! Thanks for letting me say this. GOOD MEMORY DEAR GOOD: And thanks for a good letter. DEAR ABBY: That letter from the idiot who doesn't like to be called "nurse" makes a retired dogface infantry soldier feel like swatting her bottom with a crutch. Before World War II, we never called a medical officer or nurse by their military rank unless we didn't like them, or thought they were a lousy doctor or nurse. We even called the medical aidesman attached to the company "Doc," provided he measured up. Only those who have had to call "Medic!" in a combat area can understand why, to a doughfoot, the title of "doctor" or "nurse" carried more respect and outright reverence than "general" or "admiral." Even in today's Army, with drafted doctors, I expect that the military medical officer and nurse get that warm feeling when a patient says "Thank you, doctor" or "nurse," instead of "major," "sir," or "ma'am," because then they know that they are appreciated and respected for what they mean to the man who uses the most respectful title he knows. Any female employee of a hospital who objects to being called "nurse" doesn't deserve to be called one—because she really isn't one in the eyes of her patients. She should quit and do something else. RETIRED DOGGIE CONFIDENTIAL TO "GOOSE" FROM GOOSECREEK, TEXAS: You are indeed a "goose"—and unless you make different arrangements with regard to that joint checking account, you will wind up old and tired with a goose egg. Problems? Trust Abby. For a personal reply, write to ABBY. BOX 89700, L>. A.. CALIF. MOB and enclose a stamped, addressed envelope. Going Places Amwcr to Previous Funic ACROSS 1 Short journey 5 Public conveyance 8 Go by foot 12 Island in the Hebrides 13 Daughter of Cadmus (myth.) 14 Sign 15 Mr. Vallee 16 Latin conjunction (pi.) 17 Double-reed instrument 18 Compass point 19 Drivel 21 One (Fr.) 22 Remove (print.) 24 Larissan mountain 26 Department (ab.) £8 Pituitary arthritic hormone 29 Swiss river 30 Auto 31 Theater sign 32 Summer (Fr.) 33 Native of Latvia 34 Iranian coin 3G Miami's county 37 Persian poet 39 Sea bird. 40 Devil 44 Lamb bleat 46 Ocean surge 48 Sun 49 Labor 50 Baking chamber 51 Sesame 52 Voided escutcheon 53 Masculine nickname (pl.) 54 Southern state (ab.) 55 Being (Latin) DOWN 1 Auto accessory 2 Ball-shaped 3 Positively 4 Remunerate 5 Coffin 6 Preposition 7 Tolerably 8 Court 9 Waylay 10 Feminine name 11 Leg joint 19 Left 20 Designated area 23 Rented 25 River 27 Horse's gait 28 Maple genus 33 Disembarked 35 Works 36 Go for a car ride 38 Tracks 39 Kind of jacket 41 This (Sp.) 42 Drudge 43 Spanish jar •45 Away from the wind 47 Half-ems 49 Pedal digit 1 2 3 4 12 15 5 6 7 13 16 4 17 9 110 111 39 46 47 50 53 41 42 43 44 45 48 49 51 52 54 55 11 Six Iowa Highway Fatalities By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa traffic accidents over the weekend killed six people, an Iowan died in Nebraska, an Iowa motorist's vehicle was involved in a New Jersey triple fatality and a former Iowan died in Wisconsin. Andrew C. Dierksen, 20, of Humboldt, died in a Fort Dodge hospital late Sunday night a short time after he was injured in a two-car accident at the junction of a blacktop road and U.S. 169 south of Humboldt. Investigators said his car collided with an auto driven by Daniel J. Mamsen of rural Em- Iowa in Brief Fatal Blaze DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP)Fire officials say they don't know what caused the blaze Sunday that killed Timothy Bonhof, 23, of Davenport. Authorities said they believe the victim was asleep when the fire started in the second floor of the apartment building where he resided. Iowa Land DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)An Iowa State University research study shows Iowa farm land advanced in value an average of $45 or 11 per cent in the past year—the largest dollar increase since the 1920s. It shows the value rose to an average of $440 per acre. New Senator LEON, Iowa (AP)- Dick Ramsey of Osceola has been chosen as an Iowa Senate candidate from the new 47th District. Ramsey, the Clarke County Republican Central Committee chairman, would replace the late Sen. William Turner, R-Parkersburg, who died last month a few days after being elected to a third term. Ramsey was eleted Saturday. Or A Good Year KEOSAUQUA, Iowa (AP)Keosauqua Power and Light Co. says it has had a good year and will issue gift certificates to its residential customers in the amounts of their current light bills. Officials said over the weekend the certificates will range in value from $l-$50 and will cost the firm about $7,000. Medallions DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)The Franklin Mint in Philadelphia, Pa., has been asked to furnish more silver and bronze Terrace Hill preservation medallions, according to the Iowa Bankers Association. Officials said over the weekend that the first 33,000 medallions offered to the public last week through banks was virtually exhaused. Money from sales of the medallions will be used to restore Terrace Hill, a mid-victorian mansion here. The building will be a historic site and official residence for Iowa governors. Asking $75 DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP)The Nonpublic School Administrators of Iowa will ask the Iowa Legislature to approve auxiliary services of as much as $75 for each of the state's 70,000 private and parochial students, according to a spokesman for the group's executive committee. The Rev. W. Robert Schmidt of Davenport said over the weekend that local public school districts would provide the services, but would be reimbursed by the state. He said $1.6 million was appropriated for auxiliary services last year but it all wasn't used because there was no mandate in the law and local districts had to provide matching funds. Arrest Four CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP)— Police here have arrested four Cedar Rapids men in connection with the robbery and beating Thursday of Eldon Kadera, 41, of Swisher, who died in the city jail. An autopsy report showed Kadera died of an abdominal blow which caused hemorrag- ing. Charged with robbery were Peter Doss, 32; Melvin E. Irwin, 28 and Edward L. Browning, 20. Willy Hodges, 20, was charged with robbery with aggravation. Prison TV FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP)— Officials at the Iowa State Penitentiary here say most inmates soon may be able to view television on their own sets in their cells. The prison will furnish hookups from a cable television firm, spokesmen said recently. Authorities said security would be improved by reducing large gatherings of prisoners. mettsburg, who sustained minor injuries. Dean Lewis, 21, of rural Bayard, died late Sunday when his car went out of control and flipped end over end on Iowa 25 north of Guthrie Center. Robert J. Cook, 58, of Waterloo, was struck and killed by a car in Waterloo Sunday. Authorities said Cook was struck by a car operated by Calvin Jones, 35, of Waterloo. Jones was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Theresa Huff, 11, of Davenport, died in a hospital Saturday of injuries she received Friday when she was struck by a car in Davenport. The motorist, Leonard Carlson, 53, of Wever, was charged with a red light violation. A 59-year-old Ainsworth woman, Dolly Hazen, died Saturday in a three car accident in heavy snow east of Washington on Iowa 92. State troopers said her car crossed the centerline and collided with two oncoming vehicles. A two-car crash Saturday on U.S. 61 in Welton killed Gordon Brown, 20, of Maquoketa. One of Brown's passengers, Charles Mendell, 19, of Maquoketa, was in critical condition at a Clinton hospital. Officers said the other driver, Raymond Bailey, 53, of Moline, 111., and another passenger in Brown's car, Steven Hute, 18, of Delmar, also were injured. Dr. John Dain, 72, of Ames was killed Sunday when the car in which he rode collided with a freight train at a private crossing on Union Pacific Railroad tracks just west of Lisco, Neb. State troopers said the doctor was riding in a car operated by Jay Desenfants, 15 of Scottsbluff, Neb. Another passenger was Scott Dain, 16, of Scottsdale, Ariz. Authorities said Dr. Dain was the boys' grand­ father. The two youths were injured in the crash. A former Iowan, Marilyn Marting, 27, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., was killed Sunday when her car collided with a train in Prairie du Chien. The woman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Westley Martin, live in Garnavillo, Iowa. New Jersey authorities say the rear portion of a semi trailer truck operated by Dennis Ebelsheiser, 20, of Eagle Grove, Iowa, became separated from the tractor and careened into a two-foot-high cement median on Interstate 80 near Pha- quarry Township, N.J. on Saturday. The runaway portion was struck by a car operated by Leonard Parry, 42, of Moscow, Pa., who was killed. His wife, Kathryn, and brother, Donald, 51, also died. Three Parry children were under treatment at an Allentown, Pa., hospital. 4

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