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Vietnam Elder Recalls Early Years of Fighting The World at a Glance Countryside ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FBI, JAN. 5, 1973 Page 3 SAIGON (AP) - A wispy- bearded grandfather remembers the days he began working for the Americans — there were only three U.S. officials in South Vietnam. That was 27 years ago when the United States was busy winding up World War II and not paying much attention to In­ dochina. Now, as the United States attempts to extricate itself from a dozen years of war in South Vietnam, Dao Huan Ngu says he is glad the Americans came to fight communism. He is sad about the tremendous loss of lives and property. He feels frustrated that the United States has never successfully Expect U.S. Sales Jump Of China Made Products NEW YORK (AP; - "Made in China." That's the new chic label to have at home and American merchants report that business is slow now, but they expect the China market will grow. Some already think it's there. In New York, Alexander's department store reports a shipment of silk pajamas from The People's Republic of China was sold in one morning. In Dallas, Nieman-Marcus says its mainland goods are going "hand over fist." "I think the market has a great deal of potential," says Bruce Houghton, buyer for the Bon Marche chain in Washington and Oregon. But he added that it needs a great deal of development. From January to November of this year, imports totaled $29.5 million, the U.S. Department of Commerce reports. "China shops" are popping up in department stores and art galleries across the country since the United Nations admitted The People's Republic of China and trade subsequently was opened with the United States. Some are advertising with a loud boast that the goods came from "Red China." Others haven't decided if that's proper strategy with which to lure the capitalist dollar. "Most of those (products) have been fairly well received because they're inexpensive, although we didn't go to great lengths to identify the goods as being from Red China," says Houghton. The best-selling items seem to be inexpensive hand-madi goods, gifts between $20 and $30. Also popular are the authentic worker's suit, yours for $25, bamboo graters for $4 and baskets and bowls. Hand-painted eggs, $10 to $11, are also top sellers. And then there's the doll, a set of needles and instructions on how to perform your very own doll acupuncture. Buyers generally rave about the quality of Chinese workmanship, pointing out that China is one of the last areas in the world offering hand-made goods. An employe of the Neiman-Marcus art gallery department in exclusive Bal Harbour, Fla., views the objects d'art quite differently. "The workmanship just isn't very good," sniffed Beverly Francis. "It's very shoddy work. People look but they are not buying much." Bloomingdale's in New York was one of the first to open its "China Passage" in October 1971. They then had to buy through a Frenchman who bought directly from China. The shop is now closed and the mainland items left over are dispersed in their proper departments throughout the store. The biggest spenders are per- Official Rules On Spirit Lake Shotgun Death SPIRIT LAKE — A Spirit Lake man died of two blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun which were 'self administered' according to Dickinson County Medical Examiner Dr. R. J. Coble. Coble made the determination Thursday after an investigation had been requested by Dickinson County authorities and the Iowa Bureau of Criminal Investigation into the death of Randy Beck, 27. Beck's body was found in the basement office of his home in Spirit Lake about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Beck allegedly died as the result of two shotgun wounds in the upper abdomen. Investigating officials reported there was gun cleaning equipment nearby. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; one daughter, Melissa Ann, 5; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Beck of Francis Sites. Funeral services were held Friday at Grace Lutheran Church with interment in the Lakeland Memory Gardens in Spirit Lake. haps the art collectors or people who want the very different conversation piece. Offerings for this group include a $450 bamboo fish cage, linens in the $200 to $300 price range, antique court robes up to $3,500 and porcelains above $5,000. Larry Masters, general merchandising manager of Woodward & Lothrop in Washington, D.C., reports his customers are mainly interested in owning an item not many other people have." Memorial WASHINGTON (AP) Ranking government and foreign dignitaries, who weren't invited to the simple, private funeral last week for Harry S. Truman, gather at Washington Cathedral today to memorialize the 33rd president of the United States. The 88-year-old Truman died Dec. 26 and was buried in the grassy courtyard of the library in Independence, Mo., that houses the documents and mementos of his life. The former President had requested that only family and close friends attend the funeral service at the library. explained its mission to the Vietnamese people. "The Americans committed one big mistake," he says. "At the first news of American aid arrival, we were very happy that we might rebuild our country, help the poor and get back on our feet. "But the American leaders liked to deal with the government minister or his deputy. They never tried to find out what the Vietnamese people really wanted and really needed. "The Vietnamese people — they very generous. They said, 'Why the American people coming here to give us things free? The French take from us.' The mass of people never understood why the Americans wanted to come here." First, he said, the French exploited the situation, telling the people: "Oh, you see the Americans. They just buy you. They never try to see you or explain to you." Ngu said this played on the pride of the Vietnamese elite. Then Communists exploited the communication gap: "The people were told by the Communists that the imperialist Americans came here to fight the Vietnamese people, gain land and economic interests." "Nobody explained to them that, because of the Communist aggressions, the Americans were here," Ngu said. "Only a few people understand, like me. But, when I try to make my people understand, they call me a sellout. They say I get money from the Americans to say these things." Ngu, 65, was born in the Mekong Delta, son of a village official and teacher. At 17, he joined the revolutionary movement in China and became a disciple of Ho Chi Minn and other leaders. In Third Day SAIGON (AP) - Communist forces pressed their new winter-spring campaign into a third day today with nearly 100 more attacks reported across South Vietnam. Most were small-scale shellings. U.S. air raids continued below the 20th parallel in North Vietnam's southern panhandle, and the U.S. Command today reported the heaviest B52 raids in that sector in three weeks. No Snow Plow SALT LAKE. CITY (AP) The thoughts of newly elected Salt Lake County Commissioner Pete Kutulas turned to sun and warm winds as he took complaints from residents who wanted snow plowed from their streets. The complaints followed Salt Lake Valley's second huge snowfall in a week, the first a record 18 inches. But 6n second thought, he said, "I remembered I'm in charge of flood control, too." Terrorists CAIRO (AP) - The four Black September Arab terrorists who occupied the Israeli embassy in Bangkok left for Syria Thursday, the newspaper Al Gomhuria reports. The commandos arrived in Cairo last week on a Thai plane after they surrendered and released six Israelis they held hostage 19 hours. "We are going to report to our headquarters to explain the circumstances of our operation and the reasons for releasing the six Israeli hostages," the terrorists told Al Gomhuria. California's Population Growth Slows During '70s LOS ANGELES (AP) People have been streaming into California ever since gold was discovered in 1848. After the Gold Rush faded, agriculture, oil, motion pictures, aircraft and aerospace industries boomed and the tide swelled. Visions of sunny beaches, mountains, orange groves, palm trees, and stucco houses with backyard patios and swimming pools attracted an average of 1,000 new residents a day in the 1960s. But in the 1970s, the great tide of migration to California has slowed to a trickle. Some of the reasons: unemployment, smog, overcrowding and a major earthquake. For 70 years California's population growth rate was at least twice that of the nation as a whole. It zoomed 53 per cent in the 1940s to 10,586,223; 49 per cent in the 1950s to 15,717,204, and 27 per cent in the 1960s to 19,953,134. In 1970, the head count topped 20 million and California elbowed New York out of its historic rank as the most populous state. But population gains were only 1 per cent in 1970; 1.3 per cent in 1971 and an estimated 1.2 per cent in 1972. The biggest factor in the slowdown of migration to California has been the high rate of unemployment, particularly in the aerospace industry. "Fifteen years ago our in-' bound loads topped outbound loads by 4 to 1. Now they're almost equal," says Fred Nason Jr., vice president of Feverly Hills Transfer & Storage Co. "When aerospace was going strong we were bringing in people like crazy, but when the cutback came they were stuck without jobs." "Secondary things like adverse publicity about smog" helped put migration at a low ebb, says Conrad Jamison, vice president and economist of Security Pacific National Bank. A change of attitude about California seems apparent across the country. Among those who say they have noted it in their travels is Willard Johnson, national vice president of Zero Population Growth, an organization attempting to stabilize the population through education and political action: "I hear people say, 'We used to think we would retire in California but we don't like all the things we hear. We're afraid of earthquakes, and we read sto­ ries about brush fires coming close to Los Angeles and San Diego.' "I guess that one of the biggest things I hear is that people are afraid of pollution, particularly of the air. And there is a fear of traffic congestion by people who would have to drive to work on the freeways." Los Angeles County, which has nearly 7 million of the state's 20.5 million residents, lost population for the first time ever in the year ending last June 30. Its total dipped by 64,300 to 6,966,900. A lot of people would like to see California lock the gates to keep the population at its current level, and they are apprehensive that the influx will swell again. The state Assembly's Science and Technology Council tackled the population problem last year. It didn't come up with any specific recommendations for a solution, but it told the legislature its studies showed that something had better be done, and soon. A survey made by the International Population and Urban Research Institute at the University of California at Berkeley indicated that most Californians don't want more people moving into the state. "What they want to do about it is to stop the migration," said Dr. Kingsley Davis director of the institute. He pointed out that California gets more than its share of imigrants from Mexico, Canada and Europe on top of migration within this country. Can anything practicable be done to clamp a lid on the state's population growth in the future? "Of course," said Davis. "The state has complete control over licensing and siting of power plants. So you simply cut down on the energy supply. More industry won't move in, and more workers won't be attracted." A spokesman for Southern California Edison Co. commented, "Certainly, that's a way of doing it." But he indicated it wasn't a very likely course. He said officials of the California Public Utilities Commission had pointed out at a recent rate hearing that if the agency curbed population growth by limiting installation of new facilities or setting very high rates, "serious if not insurmountable constitutional issues would be presented." No Bomb ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AP) - Air Force specialists have found no trace of a bomb aboard a Trans World Airlines jumbo jet forced to land here by a threat of an altitude bomb. A TWA spokesman said the Boeing 747, which was carrying 233 persons from Madrid to New York when diverted Thursday, would be searched again today. 299 Killed WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon lists 299 Americans killed in action in the Vietnam war last year, fewer than fell in a single week in 1968 when U.S. troops were in the thick of the ground war. The 1972 toll was the lowest in eight years, since before the United States began bombing North Vietnam in 1965 and then sent its own infantry and other forces into the fighting on a major scale. A Pentagon report shows 45,928 Americans killed in Southeast Asia action between Jan. 1, 1961, and Dec. 30, 1972. Death Penalty WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nixon administration says it will call for a mandatory death penalty for "cold-blooded, premeditated" crimes, but a Democratic Senator is proposing a bill that would leave imposition of the death sentence up to the jury. The two opposing viewpoints could presage a major congressional battle over use of capital punishment. The Supreme Court ruled last summer that because the death penalty has been applied unevenly in state and federal courts, it violates the constitutional ban against cruel and unusual punishment. Truss Delay PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Edward Stringtield had a tough battle with the new metal detector at Philadelphia International Airport Thursday. The retired musician from Margate, N.J., had to surrender his keys, two cigarette lighters, a few silver dollars, a pen and pencil set and his belt— with metal buckle— in an attempt to get through the electronic screener. But even on the sixth try the "alert" light flashed and he began to look perplexed. Then his wife whispered in his ear. "That's it," Stringfellow told the security agent. "I'm wearing a truss." The authorities took a look and let him pass. Perfect Days of Winter Result in Precious Echo NO MORE EARMOLD! New Principal In Hearing Aids Eliminates Plugged Ears And Unsightly earmold. See If You Can Hear Without Your Ear Mold! FREE HEARING AID WORKSHOP ASK FOR A FREE HEARING TEST Stop At This Workshop! At HOYE SUPER REXALL DRUG Dmy_ TUESDAY 12.-00 to 1:30 Date: Jan. 9, 1973 Ttme- BUY YOUR HEARING AID BATTERIES HERE! DAHLIIRO MUUTLE-EAR. Mf AMINO AIDS AUTMOIIIID DfALIK ei»l DAHLAIMC UtTTHONKS INT RICHARD PAULSON Certified Hearing Aid Audiologlst Professional Hearing Aid Center 105 W. Blue Earth Ave. Fairmont, Minn.-Phone 235-3283 HOYE SUPER REXALL DRUG BY SUSAN EISELE As this column is being written late in December, the day broke under heavy skies, rain and snow is falling, and a mushiness is building up. It is above freezing so far. It makes for an interesting and unusual winter condition. I cannot remember weather exactly like this in the years I have lived here. EARLIER IN THE WEEK we had two perfect days of winter loveliness. I was able to walk up town and back several times and it was fun. I came on an echo up on Main street as a merchant scraped away the ice and snow from his front door. The sound of the shovel hitting was caught up by a building on the other side of the street and the echo resulted. An echo is a precious thing. I MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN born but for an earthquake. This came to my mind when I heard about the earthquake in South America. When my maternal grandfather. Alois Huser, emigrated from Switzerland, he went to Chile. He worked there for two years and was all ready to send for his family when there was an earthquake in Chile, where he had worked. This made him change his mind and the family came to Staten Island, New York. Their parish priest told them New York was too wild a town to raise a family in, so they took the train and' homesteaded in Altdorf, Wisconsin, a Swiss settlement there. Members of the Huser family still live on the farm. ONE OF MY CHRISTMAS cards had this inscription on it. Maybe it would interest you, too: "Remembrance is the only paradise out of which we cannot be driven." A CHRISTMAS LETTER from a friend who moved from Blue Earth to Arkansas writes that they observed a migration of blackbirds recently. The birds flew low over the town and were estimated in number to be between one and two million. There is an old saying that such migration portends some natural calamity. ONE OF THE MAJOR OIL companies sent me an illustrated and colored map entitled "Folklore and Legends of Our Country." It is a guide to trip-planning visits to these treasuries of America. Listed are sixty-five sites of the most famous historic, geographic, legendary stories of our country and how to get to them by car. The map itself would make a fine framed picture for a living room or a den. Some of the sites could be visited in one day or over a weekend by the family, others farther away would be fine for a vacation trip. Try to get hold of one of these maps. If you write me about it, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Whenever a famous person dies, immediately the eulogies start. No matter, for example, how deserving President Truman was of the praise that was heaped upon him after his death, it falls short of its purpose. He could not hear it now. Isn't there some way that we could tell a person while he is still alive, how much he is loved and respected? I am sure that there were times when he yearned for a pat on the back and would have relished the letters and commentary showered upon him after his death. The crusty old warrior encased himself in his shell as a means of self-defense. Graettinger A New Year's Tradition Mrs. Vivian Winters and daughter, Sandy, entertained at a lefse and lutefisk dinner on New Year's Day for Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Nlssen and family, Mrs. Eva Nissen and family, Mrs. Alma Beschorner and Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Art Johnson and family and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Eldrldge and family of Graettinger, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Lowman and family, Emmetsburg, and Mr. and Mrs. Wess Sevdy of Humboldt Supper guests recently at the Frank Christensen home were Mr. and Mrs. Thomes Thomsen, Mrs. Anna Jorgensen, Mrs. Mary Christiansen, Mrs. Viola Henningsen and Christine Hess. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Reeves and Mrs. Edith Elsenbast visited at the Kenneth Swift home, Ames, and in the hospital with Kenneth. They visited also their son and family Mr. and Mrs. Bob Reeves, Council Bluffs, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Reeves, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Beemer, all of Webster City. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wikert of Tucson and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bales of Tucson were visitors at the home of Mrs. C. O, Wikert Mrs. Lydia Miner of Estherville was a New Year's Day visitor of her sister Mrs. C. O. Wikert Christmas Eve supper guests in the Ervin Clemitson home were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clemitson, Emmetsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Gay lord Naig, Dallas, Dennis, Doyle, DeLon and Lynnea, Cylinder; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Clemitson and Christopher, Estherville, and Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Miller of Klamath Falls, Ore. Stricter Security WASHINGTON (AP) - Increased security procedures to guard against airplane hijackings go into effect at some 500 airports today. The procedures include electronic screening of all passengers and inspection of carry-on packages and luggage, including ladies' handbags. The Air Transport Association Recommends that passengers arrive at airports a little earlier than before in order to allow time for the inspection delays. AUCTION SALE Due to the death of Mr. Mau, all the following will be sold at public auction on the farm located 1 mile north of Trimont, Minnesota on Highway 4, 2 miles east and 1% miles north — ON - WED., JAN. 10-1 P.M. TRACTORS John Deere 730 Diesel Tractor, Power Steering, 3 Point Hitch, Cab, Very Sharp; John Deere 620 Tractor, Power Steering, LPTO; John Deere — MT Tractor, Side Mounted Mower; 1939 IH - F20 Tractor; TRACTOR ACCESSORIES Clamp on duals for 730, hydraulic cylinders, single front wheel for 620. PICKUP 1971 Chevrolet V2 Ton Pickup, 16,000 Miles, 350 V-8, Automatic Drive, Power Steering, Disc Brakes and Deluxe Cab. PICKER John Deere 227 Picker, Spiral Rolls. MACHINERY John Deere F145H, 3-16" semi mounted plow with trip bottoms; John Deere 494 planter, with fertilizer & herbicide; John Deere 40 series front mount cultivator; John Deere 10 ft double disc drill, rubber, grass seed; 4 Section drag; Lundell 2 row flail chopper; John Deere 42 ft. elevator; Anthony gear, hoist, barge box; Wards trailer, hoist, large flare box; Case 2-wheel spreader; John Deere 12 ft field cultivator, hydraulic; John Deere 4-section rotary hoe; John Deere AW heavy duty 13Vi ft wheel tandem disc, sealed bearings, wide spacing; IH 4-bar side delivery; Caswell loader; 12 ft. land roller; MISCELLANEOUS Steel fence posts; Hog troughs; Mineral feeder; Steel gates; Creosote posts; Feed Bunk; Drill press; 2 Pride -of-the -Farm rotary hog feeders; Steel, including eight 8" I beams 22 ft. long; 20 ft. channel iron; Diesel barrel; Tools; Many other items; AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: A very clean line of equipment, pickup is like new! AUCTION TERMS: Cash or any arrangements made with the Clerk prior to bidding, no property removed until settled for. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS WILDUR MAU ESTATE MRS. ORVAL LARSON - ADMINISTRATOR WEDEL AND KAHLER - AUCTIONEERS TRIUMPH STATE BANK OF TRIMONT - CLERK AUCTION SALE I will sell all of the following at public auction on the farm located 1% mile East of Alpha, Minn., on Hwy. 16 or 5'/2 miles West of Sherburn, Minn. — ON — M0N. y JAN. 8 - 12:30 P.M. TRACTORS 1968 Allis Chalmers 190 gas tractor, 1600 actual hours, cab, heater, radio, 3 pt. heavy duty rear end, wide front, real sharp; AC D-17 gas tractor, wide front, power steering; TRACTOR ATTACHMENTS Clamp on duals for 34" wheel, duals for D17, several hydraulic cylinders, grill guard for D17, tractor chains; MISCELLANEOUS Doanes type 2 piece, slide togehter hog house; 4 Cattle panels; Handyman jack; Hydraulic jack; 2 Electric fencers; Barn fan with humidstad; Bale Hook; 4 Big Chief 60 bu. hog feeders; Feed Bunks; Hay feeder; Forney welder; Vise; HARVEST MACHINERY New Idea 312 pull type Super Picker; Allis Chalmers No. 90 P.T.O. Combine, auger platform, Hume reel; Pickup to be sold seperate. OTHER MACINERY Allis Chalmers Rotary 2 row stalk chopper; 1971 AC trailer type pitmanless mower with conditioner hitch; AC Semi- mount 4-16" No. 5000 steerable wheel plow for 3 point; John Deere P.T.O. spreader; Kewanee 40 ft. P.T.O. elevator; AC 4 row rear mount cultivator; AC 4 row planter, fertilizer, herbicide, insecticide; John Deere CCA 14 ft digger; IH 13' 6" wheel tandem disc; AC Freeman loader for D17 or WD; Two wide track gears, hoists, 1 flare and 1 barge box; John Deere 2 row stalk chopper; Case swather; Stubble cleaner; 750 gallon water tank; Trailer and flare box; Wards P.T.O. mill; Rotary hoe; AC 4 bar side delivery; WAGON Si GRINDER 1971 Dokken 2-wheel feeder wagon, bunk attachment; Moores No. 20 mixer grinder; HAY & STRAW 2000 Bales of Alfalfa Hay stored in barn; 500 Bales of Straw in barn; AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: A very sharp 190 tractor and super picker, feeder wagon used very little; NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS LAWRENCE WEIRES „ JOKHfc A*0ttMLE8 - AUCTIONEERS FARMBRSSTATE'BMCTC OFSfltittBUIW — CLERK

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