Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 28, 1972 · Page 3
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 3

Estherville, Iowa
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Thursday, December 28, 1972
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And it's all over an ugly refrigerator By Abigail Van Buren [e ItTl by CNICHO Trlbvnt-N. Y. NIWI Sff*., Inc.] DEAR ABBY: Six months ago a married couple we know split up. The wife sold all the furniture, so we bought their large new refrigerator, and I let her have my older, smaller one. Five weeks later this couple went back together again. The wife had told her husband that we had agreed to return their refrigerator if they ever decided to reconcile. [This is not true.] Well, we didn't want to make a big stink, so we agreed to return their refrigerator and take our old one back. I had theirs delivered, and when ours arrived I was horrified! The wife had painted, "I AM UGLY" on the door of the refrigerator in bright blue enamel! I called her up and asked her about it. She said, "Go to h , you fat b !" Abby, we didn't have to sell her refrigerator back to her, we did it as a favor to her. Now, we've been getting vulgar letters and crank phone calls from her, and when we pass her on the road she makes obscene gestures. [She's 22 years old.] The police suggest we sign a complaint against her. We are easy-going people and don't want to cause trouble. We just want to be left alone. Don't say, "talk to the husband." He's henpecked. Any suggestions? MRS. M. DEAR MRS. M.: If she's annoying you, by all means sign a complaint. The poor woman sounds disturbed to me. DEAR ABBY: Something has bugged me for a long time. Maybe you can put me straight on it. It irritates me when my grown, married children who have their own homes just walk right in without knocking or ca'ling—and sometimes without even speaking. I would not do that to them as I respect their privacy enough to knock on their door. Am I just a selfish person to resent this invasion of my privacy? And why do grown children do this? NO NAME, PLEASE DEAR NO NAME: It's habit. Since your home was once THEIR home, even tbo they have their own homes now. they feel that what's yours is still theirs. If you are bugged by their lack of consideration for your privacy, why not lay it on the line and get it over with? DEAR ABBY: I have an experience I would like to share with other frustrated parents. When our kids were in high school we were quite strict. There were places they couldn't go, and things they couldn't do. They gave us the old line, "Everybody else is." We spent many uneasy hours wondering if perhaps we were depriving them of some harmless fun, but we stuck to our guns. Now our children are grown and have families of their own, and each of them has come to me and said, "I'm glad you held us down when we were kids. If we didn't go along with the other kids we were chicken, but if Pop said "No." that settled it, and we were off the hook." I asked, "Then why did you gripe so much because you couldn't do what the other kids could do?" They said, "Well, sometimes we didn't think we ought to, but we half wanted to. We would have done it if you had let us—and if we got in trouble, we would have blamed you, because you let us do it. Thanks, Mother, for not letting us get in trouble." MRS. C. IN LISBON, N. H. DEAR MRS. C: Well said. CONFIDENTIAL TO S. J. IN HONOLULU: Some wives insist that their husbands wear wedding rings because they think it will stop the circulation. Problems? Trust Abby. For a personal reply, write to ABBY, BOX 69700, L. A.. CALIF. 90089 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. ITTI1TII1 Replace Your Present Federal Crop Insurance With A "MULT I-PERIL CROP POLICY"? Compare This With Your Present Coverage. ASC Average Corn Yield, TOO Bushels Per Acre. WE GUARANTEE YOU; •75 Bushels of Corn Plus Harvest Expense •25 Bushels of Beans Plus Harvesf Expense Approximately 50% More Coverage For The Same Cost. Insurance of North America. LIMITED AMOUNT OF NEW APPLICANTS. SIGN UP TODAY! REMEMBER. . . YOUR FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CONTRACT MUST BE CANCELLED BY DECEMBER 31st. STAN YOUNG INSURANCE 20 North 7th, Esthervilie—Phone 362-4616 Stan Young - John McFadden ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., DEC. 28,1972 Page 3 A Stack of Cars Flattened Four cars having been compressed into transportable size are removed from crusher by loader to await semi-trucks for hauling to Chicago. Each semi is capable of hauling 22 tons of crushed vehicles and three semis are making a round trip between Estherville and Chicago daily while the crushing operation continues. The crushing company notes that over 280 cars have already been crushed and they hope to complete the Estherville job by Monday. The crusher working at the Estherville Auto Salvage Company is capable of exerting 28,000 pounds of pressure per square inch and can compact a car to a thickness of one-foot or less. Four to six cars are usually compacted into one pile in preparation for transporting by truck to Chicago for recycling into sheet metal. PRICES GOOD DEC. 28, 1972 THRU JAN. 1,1973 Automotive Graveyard Before the Estherville Auto Salvage Company brought in a crusher, persons entering or leaving Estherville from the south were greeted by massive piles of junked cars. Heat Alone Cant Keep You COZY! You need a HUMIDIFIER | .(.. XI - KIWI) li.dffl f 39 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. Aiwlhu Outlity Pioduci e/ only Wide range of models, capacities and prices available. 'B O HARDWARE ESTHERVILLE, IOWA 103 Central Ave. ESTHERVILLE. IOWA I

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