Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 3, 1973 · Page 4
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Wednesday, January 3, 1973
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Around the Rotunda ESTHERVILLE. DAILY NEWS. WED., JAN.J^1_973 Page 4 Case Before U.S. Supreme Court Involves Iowa's Liquor Monopoly BY HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Press Association DES MOINES - (IDPA) - Iowa has a lot at stake in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving a liquor price agreement between the 18 liquor monopoly states. The agreement, officially known as the Liquor Affirmation Policy, is a guarantee by the liquor wholesalers that the prices charged to each of the monopoly states is the distillers' lowest price. Pennsylvania is challenging the agreement It contends Die agreement makes Pennsylvania pay the same price for liquor as other states although it is the largest single purchaser of liquor in the United States and perhaps the world. Representatives of the monopoly states hammered out the agreement in Des Moines in 1938; consequently the agreement is sometimes referred to as the Des Moines Warranty. If overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, it could open the way in Pennsylvania to volume discounts which could be passed along to the consumer. On the other hand, since Iowa is one of the smallest monopoly states an ad­ verse decision could result in Iowa paying higher prices for its liquor. Helmets A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision is expected to enhance the chances of the Iowa Legislature enacting a law requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets. The high court has upheld a Massachusetts law requiring motorcyclists to wear protective headgear. When the issue was raised two years ago by Iowa Safety Commissioner Michael Sellers, one of the arguments used by opponents was that the U.S. Supreme Court had never ruled whether a mandatory safety-helmet requirement was constitutional. Now the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed, on appeal, a decision of a federal court that the helmet requirement was constitutional. Services Stanley McCausland, Director of the State Department of General Services, sees no reason why his office can't purchase all of the liquor for the state beer and liquor control department. It still would be up to the director of the beer and liquor control department to select the liquor, but McCausland believes the department of general services could expedite purchasing. This is not going to happen overnight, but it is something to watch. Sen. Kyhl Sen. Vernon Khyl, presidentprotempore of the Iowa Senate, is recuperating at his home in Parkersburgfollowingsurgeryfor removal of a brain tumor. The 64-year- old veteran legislator became ill while attending a national legislative leadership meeting in Miami last month. He was flown to Iowa City where the surgery was performed. Penitentiary Inmates at the Fort Madison Penitentiary who are unhappy with parole board policies and procedures have a new intermediary to complain to. He is John Harbison, former penitentiary personnel offif cer, who has been retained by the stats parole board and will be assigned to th«j penitentiary. Harbison's duties will be to improve communication and resolve misunder> standings among the parole board, inmate? and bureau of adult corrections. Business Mirror What Are Pocketbook Issues of 1973? By JOHN CUNNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - What are the pocketbook issues you'll be reading about in 1973? The same, dear weary consumer, as in 1972: wages and prices and taxes and jobs. But, while the issues are the same, you'll be seeing a different facet. To begin with, some of the nicest news this spring will be ax rebates, not tax demands, to workers who failed to lower their withholdings to adjust for tower taxes. At least $7 billion is expected to be refunded. In 1972, the real news about prices was that their growth rate slowed. But, in 1973, there's a chance that prices might rise more swiftly. As 1972 ended, momentum was being built; food prices especially were headed higher. The sad fact is that the country failed in its goal of 3 per cent inflation by the end of 1972. In the past six months, wholesale prices have risen 5.7 per cent; consumer prices, 3.6 per cent. An aspect of food problems that bears watching is what the big chain stores are going to do to protect their interests. Last year, difficult as it is to believe, they got into a price-cutting war, with The Great Atlan­ tic & Pacific Tea Co. leading the way. As one supermarket executive put it: "A&P is like an airplane in a power dive. They're losing millions of dollars, but they're still cutting prices in order to capture more of the market. They can't keep it up." You'll be reading all year long about wages. It's going to be a very active year for major labor contracts — in construction, electrical equipment, railroads, trucking, autos and rubber and plastics. Much pressure will be put on labor to keep its demands no- ninflationary. Last year, they rose about 6 per cent This year, the same is expected. But, if food prices keep rising, there could develop some dramatic confrontations. With the wage versus cost-of- living conflict reheating, it seems highly unlikely that wage-price controls will be lifted. Statements pro and con will be issued all spring, but the consequences are too great to drop them altogether. In an address last week, Dr. Arthur Burns, Federal Reserve Board chairman, warned that, if inflation increases in 1973, "the nation's economic future may be adversely affected for a long time to come." Watch federal spending, he said. What seems to be understood more in recent months is that the federal government is playing a huge role in inflation: no, not simply in restraining upward pressures with controls, but in creating the pressure. Over-spending, as expressed in budget deficits of $71 billion over the past five years, is producing the pressure. The Chamber of Commerce of the United States claims that federal spending controls will be "the top issue on which the business community will fight in the 93rd Congress." The stock market- will produce its usual quota of news, it being the nature of that institution to promote discussion even when there is nothing to talk about. Two possibilities are worth watching: — Will the small investor return? And, if he does, will that mean the return also of a spec• ulative mood in which everyone jumps aboard just before the wagon collapses? — Will mutual funds return to favor? They took a bigger licking in 1972 from investors than from the market Unforgiving investors traded in their shares for cash in record numbers. Where did the money go? Much of it went into savings institutions, houses, cars — all of which had superb years. All are looking for a good year again in 1973, which suggests that mutual funds as an investment medium might see only slow growth. More Surgery For Wallace MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. George C. Wallace wiij undergo a sixth operation as £ result of wounds from a woukt be assassin's bullet, but his press aide gjtytt the?iflUrgerj, % not serious or mandatory. Billy Joe Camp said on Tuesday that the surgery "can be done any time." No date has been set. One of Wallace's physicians, Dr. H. H. Hutchinson, said the surgery is related indirectly to Wallace's bullet wounds in that the "wound altered his bladder function." The operation, one doctor said, was recommended because of an enlargement of the governor's prostate gland which could interfere with the flow of urine from his bladder. Many men experience similar problems, the physician said, but it usually occurs when they are aged 60 or older. Wallace is > 53. -1 SGT. STRIPES... FOREVER by Bill Howrilla is Amtaoe suspicious o'^fep CARNIVAL by Dick Turner SIDE GLANCES by Gill Fox 'He could be a great psychiatrist.. ." .. after I talk to him, he tells me what's wrong with me!" "Not a bad report card for a fellow who's trying to think and grow a beard at the same time!" LAST YEAR IN HISTORY laUUI Horry S.tru- mon, 33rd president of the United States, dies at age 88 in Kontot City, Ma. |Qp9H President Nixon defeats Sen. George McGovern by landslide, taking 49 itatei in presidential •lection. Bail Apollo 17 "a perfect mission" gather* oldest and youngest lunar samples. •JUfJUjI In w e e k- long government-supervised election Arnold Miller defeats W. A. (Tony) Boyle for pres. United Mine Workers. iQimi United S,0,M agrees to tell billion dollars worth of grain to USSR. IUJKU President and Mrs. Nixon visit China. Discussions result in agreements to increase trade. Q^BQp re si dent Nixon orders super- bombing of North Vietnam as peace negotiations break down. Earthquakes virtually destroy Managua, Nicaragua, uncounted thousands killed. Alabama's Gar. George Wallace shot while campaigning in Maryland. Fire men arrested in break-in at Democratic National headquarters in Washington's Watergate complex. Writer Clifford Irving admits "biography" of Howard Hughes was hoax— greatest in literary history; BUB Arab terror, ists kill II Israeli athletes at Olympic garnet in Munich. LAST MONTH IN HISTORY JlSeU Price Commission gave permission to GM and Ford to raise prices of 1973 cars. Harry S Truman, 33rd president of the United States, died at age M in Kansas City, Mo. warn uuaiia o. Parsons, noted Hollywood columnist, died at age 92, in Santa Monica, Calif. 3 £HI Robert Strauss, Texas lawyer, elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee. UU9H2 Five Soviet soldiers and several native shepherds killed in central Asia during Soviet-Chinese border incident. •USUI Eight B52s and 39 fliers lost during one week's bombing of North Vietnam. Apollo exploration to moon came to successful conclusion with near perfect splashdown in Pacific. Uncounted thousands killed in Managua, Nicaragua, as earthquakes virtually destroyed the city. Roof of a Rio de Janeiro supermarket collapsed, killing IS persons. Chartered Spanish jetliner crashed while taking off in Canary Islands, killing ell 15S persons aboard. USatiM President Nixon ordered resumption of bombing and mining of North Vietnam. •BB9 Mrs. I me Ida Marcos, wife of President Ferdinand Marcos of Philippines, stabbed by attacker near Manila Airport. Ringsted Milford Christians Host Guests from Humboldt "NO TO THE CAR, SYMBOL OF PROGRESS" reads the placard as an anti-pollution demonstration hustles along in Rome with a toddler getting into the act. The demonstration is deploring auto and bike exhausts. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chambers of Humboldt visited at the Milford Christian home. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jensen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jensen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Jensen and daughters of Fairmont and Ronald Jensen were recent visitors at the parental Irvin Jensen home. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Jensen visited recently at the Hans Jensen home at Fenton. Mr. and Mrs. Duane Nelson and sons of Armstrong and John Fabris had oyster stew with the Wayne Davidsons recently. Terry Nelson recently fell out of a haymow and broke his right arm. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jensen and son visited recently at the parental Greg Elbert home at Fairbault, Minn. Recent guests at the Eldon Garrelts' home at Pocahontas were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rasche of Ringsted, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rasche, Kent and Timmy, and Mrs. Agnes Zelaske of Fairmont, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Lester Spoo, Debra, Bradley and David of Goldfield. Mrs, Velma Lund visited recently with her sister, Mrs. Mel- vin taglebrats and family at Algona. Holiday guests at the home of Rita and Louis Weis at Armstrong were the Rev. E. Everette Apt and his mother of Ayrshire, Sister Blase of St. Peter, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jensen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jensen and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Jensen and daughters of Fairmont, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Weis, Ronald Jensen, and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Jensen and Jerry of Ringsted. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Jensen and Jerry spent several days at the home of their daughter and sister, respectively, Mrs. Thomas Polking and husband and Tara Nicole at Jefferson. Some Moisture QUINAULT, Wash. (AP) The next time you get that rainy day feeling, consider the situation in this rain capital of America. The total rainfall for 1972 recorded at the Quinault ranger station was 174.28 inches, or about 15 feet, for an average of nearly one-half inch per day. THE BORN LOSER by Art Sansom 4>\ 1 n s 2j / \ -i \ ^ \ i 3 H' i * k. i 5> © WINTHROP by Dick Cavalli I'M LOOKING roBWAPD A REWARDING CAV AT SCHOOL TOTW I THINK TVE JU5T SUFFfcRfcDA SEVERE ATTACK OF R3SmVE THINKING /'3 THE BADGE GUYS by Bowen & Scftwarx

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