Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 21, 1972 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 3

Estherville, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, December 21, 1972
Page 3
Start Free Trial

Page 3 article text (OCR)

Around Iowa ESTHEUVILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., DEC. 21, 1972 Page 3 Chain Ninety-two year old, Ed Simpson of Nashua recently completed making an unbroken chain of wood links, carved out of a piece of native bass wood, two by six. He began carving the chain two years ago, complete with 561inks plus two wooden hooks on either end. He made another chain of white pine some years back. H ouse A two-story log house, built near Mediapolis probably in the mid-1840's will soon become one of the units in a Pioneer Village which is being added to the Old Settlers grounds at Mt. Pleasant. The log house has been hidden from view for many years as the interior of another house. The logs were in excellent condition when it was dismantled to be moved. Honored Merlyn Groot, a Manson farmer, was recently awarded a Ford Farm Efficiency Award for outstanding agriculture accomplishments. His beans averaged nearly 50 bushels per acre when the average of the midwest was about 30 bushels. He follows a basic corn, soybean rotation and uses pasture to break up the cycle every 3 to 4 years to help prevent diseases. Closes Joe Shima closed the doors of his egg market recently ending nearly 30 years of business in Tipton. At one time he had five egg routes, handled 300 cases of eggs a week, with 360 eggs in each case. On a good Saturday night in the old days, he sold as many as 40 cases of eggs across the counter. Cra nes Erwin Wackerbarth of Ocheyedan recently bagged six lesser sand hill cranes on a hunting trip to Bitter Lakes National Wildlife Refuge near Roswell, New Mexico. The cranes weighed 8 to 14 pounds and had a wingspread of seven feet. Service- August Van Lantschoot, of Fairfield who has previously been recognized as the oldest foundry- man in the United States with 66 years of service, recently celebrated his 83rd birthday—at work. Reunited Eldon Cumpston of Osceola was recently reunited with his sister in California after a separation of 66 years. The sister was put up for adoption soon after her birth in Fort Dodge. Ram Waldo Morris of Marion, recently shot a prize Dall Ram in the Wrangell Mountains in Alaska. The ram's horns had a 39- inch curl. He also bagged a caribou on his hunting trip. Thanks for being able to live and work in this fine community. Thanks for wonderful friends and neighbors. And, thanks for the privilege of serving your insurance needs. May you all enjoy a safe and happy holidayl Leo Lenz 809 1st Ave. North Estherville, Iowa Phone 362-3194 STATI »»»•* INSUIANCI . STATE FARM Insurance Companies Home Offices: Bloomlnoton, Illinois Stats Farm is all you need to know about insurance. Budget Top Priority for General Assembly By HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Press Association DES MOINES - (TDPA) — Speaker-Elect Andrew Varley figures that appropriations will be the top priority for the 65th General Assembly. This is not unusual; a pattern is developing with lawmakers concentrating on budget matters during the first year of each biennium. But, unlike two years ago, the 1973 Legislature should have some flexibility in building a state budget. Federal revenue sharing will make that possible. Varley, a Stuart farmer who will be serving his fourth term in the House, looks upon revenue sharing as a real challenge for the legislators. The challenge is whether legislators can do a better job of meeting the state's needs than can Congress. "It's pretty hard for Congress Dear Abby to tailor a program that can benefit people equally in New York and rural Wyoming," he observed. Varley thinks revenue sharing is the right approach. The state, in effect, will be getting a windfall of $32.6 million since it will be receiving funds for two years within a 12- month period. Consequently, Varley thinks it behooves the Legislature not to use the initial $32.6 million for recurring expenses. This will call for planning and imagination. The fact local government in Iowa will be receiving more than $40 million a year in revenue sharing should reduce the pressure for more state aid to cities and towns. At least, that's the way most legislators have it pegged. But there are going to be heavy demands upon the Legislature for a share of the federal revenue money. Varley, who served as the Republican floor leader during the last session, looks for the 65th General Assembly to provide some additional tax relief to the elderly, perhaps along the line of the Vermont plan. One of the first orders of legislative business is expected to be a clarification of what information should be made available under the new traffic and crime computer, dubbed TRACIS. Varley expects this will be controversial, but he would like to dispose of the issue early in the session. He anticipates that a collective bargaining bill for public employes will be enacted this session, but at this point in time he isn't sure what the bill will contain. Replacing the countyboards of education will also rate high on the priority list. Varley said he has an open-mind as to what plan might be adopted. At this time, he just knows that this area will receive much attention legislatively. Governor Robert D. Ray will undoubtedly be striving to get the lawmakers to create a new department of transportation; Varley thinks the lawmakers will go along with the governor's request and will establish such a department. Varley would also like to see this session establish a specific land-use policy. A study committee has recommended that the governor appoint a commission to formulate such a policy. Varley would like to cut through this red tape by having the solons draft their own land-use policy. He also hopes to see a park user fee established. This is another recommendation that has been made in the past by the governor which has not been enacted. Statewide voter registration is going to be a touchy issue, but 'No Rice—No Dice' Is Abby's Best Advice By Abigail Yan Buren C« lm by Cklctte TrlbvM-N. Y. NHI int., Inc.) DEAR ABBY: I am a 24-year-old woman whose divorce will be final in three months. I recently met a 44-year-old man. He is intelligent and charming. He says he loves me and will marry me the very moment I am free. There is only one problem. He will wait for me only if I consent to live with him until my divorce is final, and agree to start a family immediately! To support his argument he says he isn't getting any younger and can't afford to lose any time. Also, if I become pregnant he's sure I won't change my mind. Abby, this is contrary to everything I believe in and I can't agree to such a deal. But I dearly love this man and don't want to lose him. Can you help me? DESPERATE IN BROOKLYN DEAR DESPERATE: You would have to be "desperate" to go for a deal like this. Tell him, "no rice—no dice." And if he really loves you, you won't lose him. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I disagree on something and want you to settle it. He appreciates fine wine and most of our friends are aware of it, so occasionally when we invite guests for dinner they bring a bottle of wine. My husband thanks them for it, puts it away, and then he serves a wine of his own choice with our dinner. •• We were recently criticized for not serving the-wine a guest had brought that evening. My husband insists that when someone brings wine, it is a gift for US, and we are under no obligation to serve it. I say if a guest brings a bottle of wine, no matter what wine we had intended to serve, we should serve the wine the guest brought. Maybe I'm wrong, but I am not having another dinner party until I find out. ON THE FENCE DEAR ON: Get off the fence—on your husband's side. He's right. [P. S. If it is understood in advance that a dinner guest is bringing the wine, then that wine should be served.] DEAR ABBY: I am worrying about a problem that is more than a year and a half off, but I can't help it. We have a son who will graduate from high school a CHRISTMAS CANDLES •Glass Container Candle •Mary and Madonna •Tree Candles •Bells •Stars •Log Candles .as Well as the Usual Christmas Candles. 15 Scents and 22 Colors Available. NEW CANDLE HOLDERS & CANDLE RINGS SPECIALTY Your Wedding Invitation, Birth Announcement, Photograph, Etc., Mounted Permanently on Candle, WE CAN MOUNT CANDLES ON ANYTHING! Special Orders Available of Your Own Design. — HAND MADE JEWELRY — Spoon Rings, Pure Silver Pendants and Rings. . . Hand Crafted. 10% APPON ALL CANDLES 01" I" AND HOLDERS THR U SAT., DEC. 23. Bring In Your Favorite Holder and We Will Help You Choose The Perfect Candle For It. We Do Wholesale Orders For Commercial Outlets. HANDCRAFTED CANDLES 106 South 6th Street Estherville, Iowa year from next June. He says when he graduates he wants to leave home with just a few dollars in his pocket and hitchhike across the country for an indefinite period of time. We wouldn't mind if he wanted to leave home and get his own apartment, or go to college, or join the armed forces, but he doesn't want to do any of these things. He just wants to "bum" around for a while. I worry about him for several reasons. First, he is a rather immature boy for his years. He's on the thin and small side and if he missed several meals it wouldn't he good for his health. Also, I fear for his safety. He's never been away from home alone and he is such a trusting soul. How can I change his mind, Abby? Or should I try? WORRIED MOTHER DEAR MOTHER: So much can happen between now and the time your son graduates, why worry about it now? He may meet a girl and fall in love, or decide he wants to go to college, join the armed forces, or get a job. Or he may even mature by then, so in the meantime, don't communicate your fears to him or try to change his mind. DEAR ABBY: Is it proper to eat the skin of a baked potato in public? ARGUING FOR YEARS DEAR ARGUING: Certainly. And in private, too. Problems? Trust Abby. For a personal reply, write to ABBY, BOX 69700, L. A., CALIF. 90069 and enclose a •tamped, addressed envelope. For Abby s new booklet, "What Teen-Agers Want to Know," send $1 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. Heat Alone Cant Keep You COZY! You need a HUMIDIFIER 1 '^^O^^p^^^^^^^i^^f* Model E39 Beautiful Furniture Wonderful Comfort You will keep your home at peak comfort and save on your heating bills year after year with a Thomas A. Edison humidifier. We have one just right for you. It is a handsome addition to the furnishings of any room. Start today to spend less for heat and enjoy real winter comfort. Have us deliver a Thomas A. Edison humidifier today. Anolhei Quality Product of only «89 95 Wide range of models, capacities and prices available. & B HARDWARE Varley believes that recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions leave no other alternative. A side issue is going to be who pays for a statewide voter registration system, the state or local unit of government? All legislative eyes are going to be watching the U.S. Supreme- Court for its decision on school financing involving the state of Texas. The question is how much reliance can be placed upon property taxes in financing public schools. An adverse decision could make school financing the dominant issue of the Iowa Legislature. There are many other things that Varley hopes the lawmakers will cover in the months ahead. These include work on the criminal code, changes affecting penal institutions, writing a bingo law and making some changes in the licensing procedures of various professions. Soviet Ghosts of Past Forgotten at Celebration By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent Four old men who played major roles in shaping Soviet history are forgotten today by most of their compatriots as that nation begins a solemn celebration of its 50 years as the U.S.S.R. Possibly by accident — it could have been any day until Dec. 30 — the Kremlin chose to begin the celebration on the 93rd anniversary of the birth of Joseph Stalin, a fact that is not mentioned in the Soviet press. If they are still around, the four old men, all of them staunch Stalinists, might get a sardonic smile out of that. Soviet leaders always have had a knack for sweeping unwanted history under the rug, and mighty few of their 240-odd million constituents are likely to be aware of a missing chapter in the story, a chapter about the four that might never have an officially recorded ending. If the four are alive they rank only as pensioners. If they should die, the Kremlin probably would feel no compelling necessity to let the Soviet public know about it. The names have been written out of history they helped make. For years the Soviet press has published nothing at all about them. The four are Vyacheslav M. Molotov, who would be 83 in March; Lazar M. Kaganovich, 80 in January; Nikolai A. Bul- ganin, now 77; and Georgi M. Malenkov, who turns 71 on Jan. 8. Under Stalin the four had enormous influence and power. All were losers in the post-Stalin power struggles. The winner by a close squeak was Nikita S. Khrushchev. He claimed that the party in 1957 "took the black sheep by the tails" and threw out Molotov, Malenkov and Kaganovich as "antiparty," though few ever could have been more thoroughly party men than they. Their sin was being on the wrong side of the plotting. They were banished to minor jobs in remote areas and five years later expelled from the party. Bulganin, who was premier in 1957, fell in 1958 when Khrushchev wanted the job for himself. He, too, was banished to minor jobs. ESTHERVILLE, IOWA BUT WERE STILL LOADED WITH GIFTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - HERE ARE JUST A FEW - AND MAYBE FOR A LITTLE LESS. NEW SHIPMENT - COLUMBIA BICYCLES 4 DIFFERENT MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM- BOY'S & GIRL'S "The Bicycle Built For You" CHRISTMAS CENTERPIECES 5 98 TO i6»o FROM 'A-INCH FLOWER TAPER GREEN- BOX OF WHITE TWELVE CANDLES 1 12 FOLDING SNACK 'N GAME TRAY CHECKERS INCLUDED EACH FREE GIFT WRAPPING

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page