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December 19, 1972

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 4

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By Hal Boyle "Fall In!" ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TUBS., DEC. 19, 1972 Page 4 A Columnist's Mai NEW YORK (AP) - Things s columnist might never know if he didn*t open his mail: Check your blood pressure regularly to be sure you don't have hypertensior. without knowing it. This disease is new one of the two leading causes af death is the United States, and it affects a: least 1 of every 10 persons. If you gel tired of fcpearif ac yacr toes ail day, hew »^lc y;v: K > hsve to sleep that wsi 7 Dcr ^E ae reigr. af Emperor Cb&rie^zgx. sees **rec": horizontal be: sloped free: fax so sharply tiat scrre -:i =s-s -_-ir sleeper was standing seirs-er*::- One of the prcc-le =5 -.ea-aers -avt is that in every group of 1C»: :-Sires there are from 5 to 10 wbo have a • earning disability or are so hyperactive the;, require special treatment. Would you like to be guaranteed a place in heaven for only three days of work? Then go to Monastir, the beautiful Tunisian seaport. An ancient Moslem legend says that anyone who devotes three days to guarding the city's fortifications will, upon his death, immediately enter Paradise. It's not a bad bargain. An Arab Paradise is out of this world. History lesson: The White House now is a complex communications center, but it had only one telephone for years after the first one was installed on Dec. 1, 1878, during the administration of Rutherford B. Hayes. The new gadget annoyed President Hayes, and he had it placed in a booth outside his executive office, where an aide usually answered the few calls that came over it. Herbert Hoover, in 1929, was the first president to have a phone installed on his desk. Worth remembering: "Remember the old days, when a juvenile delinquent was a kid who owed a few cents on an overdue book at the public library?" Folklore: If you put on a sock inside out, you'll have good luck if you wear it that way all day. If a child's petticoat is longer than her dress, her mother doesn't love her as much as the father does. The best way to get rid of the devil or any other evil spirit is to kneel by your bedside and say your prayers. It's bad luck to leave an empty eggshell in an eggcup. It was Mark Twain who observed, The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in heaven." How hard is a diamond? A diamond- pointed tool is so hard it can cut a groove through bronje 1,200 miles long before it needs sharpening. A tungsten-carbon tool can cut a similar groove through only HI miles of bronze before resharpening. Earlj frontiersmen on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains often cooked their meals with what they called burning rocks. The so-called rocks were taken from deposits of shale, which, when heated, released oil. There are at least three animals which, because of their size or ferocity are relatively safe from any prodator except man. They are the elphant and rhinoceros on earth, and the killer whale in the sea. A Virginia doctor says it isn't true that tuberculosis is a curse brought to the Americas by the white man. Dr. Martin J. Allison of the Medical College of Virginia says he has found signs of tuberculosis in the mummified body of a Peruvian Indian child who died about 700 A.D., several hundred years before white explorers arrived. Quotable notables: " It isn't the things in the Bible I don't understand that worry me; it's the things I do understand." — Mark Twain. The most numerous society: One out of every five persons on earth is Chinese. Accidents are in the head: Several scientific studies have shown that psychological factors, such as anger, boredom, tension or preoccupation, are more important than physical factors in causing most accidents. If you want to be safe, keep your wits about you. Folklore: If you put your hat on wrong, the surest way to avert bad luck is to throw it away and buy a new one. Simply touching anything made of iron invites good luck. You'll have poor weather if you refuse charity to a gypsy woman beggar at the start of a journey. You can also expect poor weather — or worse — if you travel in the company of a parson. It was Sir Walter Scott who observed, "When » man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has one good reason for letting it alone." LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters to the editor are welcome. They should be brief; legible, written on one side of the , paper and include signature, address and telephone number. Daily News reserves right to edit contents. V PAIL AILY NEWS An independent newspaper published "Monday through Friday," except principal holidays, excluding February 22 and Veterans Day. Second class postage paid at EstherviUe, Iowa. Published by the EstherviUe Daily News, Division of Mid-America Publishing Corp., 10 N. 7th St, EstherviUe, Iowa 51334. Subscription rates: City of EstherviUe, Armstrong, Ringsted, Terril and Graettinger, delivered by carrier, 60 cents per week; $7.80 for 3 months, 115.60 for 6 months, $29.70 year. By mail in Emmet and bordering counties: $15.60 year, Zones 1-8, $19.50 year. Fred E. Williams, Publisher; Charles Ostheimer, Managing Editor; Richard Myers, Advertising Director; Gladys Streiff, Business Manager; DonaldStoffel, Production 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. Around the Rotunda State Liquor Stores Battle Wine Supplies Amy BY HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Press Ass'n DES MOINES - (IDPA) - Keeping the state's liquor stores supplied with pop wine has proven to be a difficult task. "We just can't keep an adequate supply in our stores," exclaimed Rolland Gallagher, director of the Iowa Beer and Liquor Control Department. One store located in a college town sold 132 cases of pop wine on a Friday preceding a big football game. On Saturday no pop wine was left on the store's shelves. During the first three weeks of November the state shipped 14,000 cases of pop wine to its 200 liquor stores. This run on pop wine has created several problems, Gallagher said. Although the state's mark-up is 80 per cent, two of the most popular brands sell for only 88 cents a bottle. "We cannot afford to handle the volume that we are with the present mark- Business Mirror More Affluent with More Decisions By JOHN CUNNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - As Americans become more affluent they are confronted with a greater number of decisions about what to do with their money: spend it, save it, invest it, lend it. Where, when, why, how? Insurers, brokers, bankers and others would love to supply the answers, because to the man with the answers goes the business. Few insurance agents, however, are expert in banking; few bankers are authorities on stocks. The ordinary American with a little extra; money and a lot of questions has, therefore, to search about for answers and then, somewhat futilely, hope he can integrate them into a meaningful, logical financial program. But some headway is being made. A few brokerage houses now are looking toward the day when their personnel will be taken off commissions and greatly upgraded in skills so that they will be able to serve as financial advisers. Insurance companies too foresee the day when the agent might fulfill that role. And some lawyers seek to be such broadly skilled professionals, although people of such abilities usually can find wealthier clients. Perhaps the response with the greatest potential emanates from the commercial banks, many of which advertise themselves as "full service" banks and some of which offer 40 or more different services. Some of these now are going in for the personal banking concept. As one, the United Bank of Denver, a pioneer, states: "You have a personal physician, a personal attorney, maybe a personal stockbroker. Now you can have a personal banker." This is good news for the customer, who is often shunted from one department to another in large commercial banks. At United — and at Harris Bank & Trust, Chicago, and at North Carolina's largest, the Wachovia Bank) amongbtfiers — acustomer may be assigned his own banker, and it is this person to whom he goes with business of any kind. The personal banker has undergone'* training' program and, while not an expert in all areas of finance, has some understanding of them and knows who in the bank to ask for specialized advice. And, of course, he knows the customer's financial condition and goals. The program while helping the customer, is paying immediate dividends for the banks, too. United Bank, for example, found that personal checking accounts rose 18.5 per cent just a year after it began its program in January 1970, but it measures even more benefits in the form of good will, payable in the future. Other banks have been so fascinated by the concept that United Bank now runs conferences for other banks considering the switch. i The obvious danger to the concept's future is that the personal banker might OP UfWWlA tend to view the customer as a prospect for the bank's many services rather than as a client to be aided — that he will emphasize sales at the expense of ser- This, as many Americans have learned, is the weakness and even the conflict in many broker-customer and agent-customer ; ' relationship's. : up," Gallagher stressed. Consequently the state plans to raise the price to 97 cents a bottle starting Feb. 1. Even so, it still will be below the prices presently being charged in Rock Island and Omaha, Gallagher said. The volume of the pop wine business has affected the delivery of other brands of liquor to the state stores. "It (pop wine) has been killing us on our deliveries," Gallagher commented. But the department has taken steps to speed up delivery of liquor to the state stores. These steps include the use of commercial trucks as well as the state's regular 14 semi-trailers. It also involves the use of a public warehouse, the first time this has been done since the state created a monopoly system in the mid-1930's and set up a warehouse at Camp Dodge. Gallagher is also investigating the possibility of having pop wine loaded on truck trailers in California and shipped to Iowa piggy-back by rail. One of the state trucks would then be used to haul the trailer to several of the larger liquor stores in the state. One problem with this approach is auditing the stock as it arrives in Des Moines. But Gallagher suggest this detail might be handled when the pop wine is unloaded at the liquor store. Liquor sales are booming, the dollar volume is up nearly 10 per cent for the first four months of the fiscal year, July through October. The state's liquor stores do about 25 per cent of their business between Thanksgiving Day and Jan. 1. Therefore the department has placed special emphasis on getting liquor out of the warehouses and to ' J ttie"2u0 sfate stores. " During November the department shipped 194,000 cases of liquor to the stores, or 39,000 more cases than were delivered in November of last year. •.A Other Editors Say "In Falls Church, Va., awhile back, a popular mayor was defeated because most of his supporters assumed he would be re-elected and did not vote. Feelingguilty, they gave an'appreciation picnic' in his honor which was attended by a clear majority of the townspeople. So, if we have candidates we are supporting in the coming election, it might be well to remember his brief remarks to the picnic assemblage: 'I am greatly honored that so many of you have come out to wish me well. But, if I ever seek office agian, please let's all get out and vote and skip the picnic.'" LA WRENCEBURG, KY., ANDERSON NEWS: "If we had no cars on the street, there would be no automobile pollution. If we built no power plants, we would have no pollution from utilities. If we had no phosphate detergents, we would have no pollution of our waterways, and so on. But what kind of country would we have left?" REINBECK, IOWA, COURIER: "We frequently hear the comment to the effect that this nation was built by common people. I don't subscribe to that philosophy. I think it was built by uncommon people. Uncommon in the sense of possessing a desire to work, a willingness to sacrifice if need be, to study, to build upon a firm foundation of loyalty and service. Undergirded by this philosophy, uncommon people have pointed a way to a better life for all who follw their example in leadership." ATLANTA, GA., NORTH SIDE NEWS: SGT. STRIPES ... FOREVER by Bill Howrilla ESCWIE AKD vJ^ehj i hex tec* To "I don't judge a boy by whether ho opens a oar door for mo ..." "It's, 'Does ho have a oar?'" Who mad* your wig, darling? Peoples Brush Company?' r THE BORN LOSER WINTHROP THE BADGE GUYS THANKS, BIS0TUS, by Art Sonsom DM THiNb WRONfo WITH 8BNfc> KUDOO SFDCT15, SOU HAME TO tOSe TD PK>£ IT! by Dick Corolli IF I HEAR ONE AAORE OF S-OUR JOKES r'LL GO RIGHT UP THE WALL. WAIT-nLL-tOUTRVTO GET "HCfeETS TO *THE ONDV MAXWELLCCMHTr' Hrt¥2<" *— ^ -> *— ^ -> by Bowen & Schworx TflE CHIEF IS RIDING WITH US TODAY TD OBSERVE OUR PATROL PROCEDURES,

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