Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 9, 1973 · Page 9
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 9

Estherville, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 9, 1973
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WORLD YAWNS By STAFF WRITERS Observing 60th Birthday ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS. TUES., JAN. 9, 1973 Page 9 "THIS RESTORES my faith in mankind," Estherville Mayor Linn Foderberg said following the intact return of a billfold lost five days earlier while preparing to leave on a short trip. The billfold, lost Dec. 30 while preparing to leave for Norfolk, Neb., was returned by Bill Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hansen of Estherville. Foderberg said that Hansen told him he just spotted it in the snow when walking by and was not able to contact him until Jan. 3, the day they returned from their trip. Needless to say Hansen's reward for the 'intact' return of the billfold was well deserved, especially in the light which youth today has been cast by many. * * • A PRACTICE SESSION was interrupted last Thursday for the Estherville High Schoolgirls' basketball team when a live mouse was discovered in a barrel. Not adhering to the 'screaming' tactics label, the girls' biggest reaction was Patty Hoien's remark, "Ah, isn't he cute?" » * * CHESS CHAMP Bobby Fischer last week blasted people who worked a nine-till-five day. Appearing on the Merv Griffin TV show Tuesday night, he poked fun at those who had to work regular hours. What kind of a world would we have if everybody thought this way. There would be no stores, no industry, no schools, no government no Playboy Magazine. * * * EVEN WEBSTER MAKES mistakes. Last week the news department referred to a 40th anniversary as being an Emerald wedding symbol, as stated in our gigantic Webster dictionary. Lloyd Boone told us there are several variations, but Jewelers consider the Ruby to be correct for the 40th anniversary. * * * IT NEVER FAILS - When one orders a cup of BLACK coffee, most waitresses will ask, "and do you use cream?" And then there's the poor soul who buys three packs of cigarettes and is given only ONE book of fire sticks { AUTOMOBILE STYLISTS are planning some new trends for the late 1970s. One will be the return of the running boards. These would have bumpers or rub-rails for side protection, similar to kiddy-cars at amusement parks. Other expected concepts will be doors that slide open to the side, windows with swing-out glass, windshield wipers that turn on when rain touches them, small light under rearview mirror that shows position of any cars around, buzzer that signals the approach of a car from behind, glove compartments in doors. And, believe it or not, seats that convert to beds! * * * DURING THE CONTROVER- sial Bill Keenum tenure at city hall, The Daily News editorially stressed the urgent need for stop signs at various intersections in Estherville. There was no response. Now we urge our city fathers to consider stop signs at the intersection of First Avenue North and 17th Street, where there has been a rash of fender bumping — and more serious crashes! • * • WE ARE AWARE as anyone how one letter in a word can change the entire meaning of a sentence, and a good example is this error which appeared in this week's Des Moines Sunday Register. (In part) 'Mrs. James Baer, 26, of Northbrook, 111. was reported in fair condition Saturday after giving birth to quintuplets Friday night. The father is a storckbroker.' TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR in Jersey City (N.J.) Journal — F. . . . said he doesn't remember how his parents got into the clothing business — "I was only 2 at the time" — but he knows his dad was a widow dresser before he got married. * * * NOTHING IS PRETTIER than one snowflake. Problem is, they don't come in singles. Nixon Wish: 'Hope to Do Great Things 9 WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon, observing his milestone 60th birthday today, says he "hopes to do great things" in the first four years of his seventh decade. He doesn't feel old, he says. And to keep thinking young he suggests looking to the future, not the past, and staying in contact with younger people. Nixon granted a birthday-eve interview to two news-service reporters, provided the discussion was limited solely to his birthday reflections. He took time out from working on his inaugural address for a 25- minute talk in his Executive Office Building hideaway. The President said he doesn't like observing birthdays annually anymore and prefers to make note of them only on the decades— "every 10 years." He cited his 10-year milestones starting at age 20 when he was "a junior in college, majoring in history and English, going out for football— "but I never made the team." At 30, be was in Bougainville in the South Pacific in World War n. At 40, he had just been elected vice president. At 50, he was just defeated for the governorship of California and at 60, just re-elected for a second presidential term. Never in those decades, "least of all at 50, did I expect to be here at this time at 60," Nixon commented. The President plans to celebrate his birthday tonight with his wife, Pat, daughters Tricia Cox and Julie Eisenhower, his long-time personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, and close Florida friend C.G. "Bebe" Re- bozo. He said he expects his daughters and Rebozo, who recently turned 60 himself, will give him a "pretty good kidding" about Jack Paar Return Less Than Smashing By JAY SHARBUTT AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Comedian Jack Paar is back running a late-night television show in competition with the one he left nearly 10 years ago — NBC's "Tonight" program. His return came Monday night on the ABC television network, where he began the first of his one-week-a-month shows with: — A noticeable case of opening night jitters. — Peggy Cass, network television's first- female announcer. Her initial effort in that field nearly was drowned out by the band. — A dull home movie about two Siberian tiger cubs he briefly raised. — Two separate, equally funny interludes with guests Goldie Hawn and comedian Jonathan Winters. — Unusual home movies, never seen before on television, of three Kennedy brothers — Joe, Robert and John F. Kennedy—as young men enjoying life in the relaxed company of friends. Paar, 54, seemed hesitant and unsure of himself until he swapped quips with Miss Hawn and Winters. He lapsed into questionable taste on several occasions, such as when a videotape broke and a floor director motioned to him to keep ad-libbing. "Well, now that we've hired the handicapped, when are we going to bring the real crew in?" he asked. Informed the tape had broken, he said, "Oh, this is going to be one helluva debut, isn't it?" It was a rocky start for the man who turned NBC's once- shaky "Tonight" show into a huge profit-maker in less than five years. Paar, who left "Tonight" in 1962, lived up to his perennial billing of "unpredictable" in his ABC debut. But he has a long way to go before his new show acquires the lustre of his good old days. For Elderly - HOUSING Continued from Page 1 donations for the $10,000, and begin land acquisition. Applications from people 62 years old and older interested in a rental unit will be asked for shortly. In the meantime, anyone who is interested and would like more information should get in touch with any of the directors. Harriet Barnes can be reached at Barnes Insurance Agency, Central Ave.; Doug Hall at Hall's Wallpaper and Paint Store, Alice Heywood, at home; George Shadle at the Iowa Trust and Savings Bank and Gene Rullestad at the Extension office in the Courthouse. V/ ^ C. R. A NTH ON Y C < 4 Clearance of Young Men's Fashion Flare JEANS 97 Clearance of Boys' Flannel PAJAMAS 1/ 2 PRICE One Group of Young Men's Straight Leg Perma Press TROUSERS Waist Sizes 28 to 31 PAIR Men's Laminated Thermal Lined Hooded SWEAT SHIRTS Zipper Front, First Quality Men's Thermal DRAWERS or Long Sleeve SHIRTS $ EACH Buckhide CHORE GLOVES Reg. Size Pair 1.44 Giant Size Pair 1.54 passing'the milestone. Sitting back in an easy chair, Nixon began his birthday reflections with a discourse on the ideal age for politicians to launch their careers. He suggested between 25 and 40 for the House of Representatives because "it's a back-breaking physical job if you do it well" and it takes about 25 years to get the seniority needed to become a committee chairman or speaker. For the Senate, Nixon .suggested a candidate should be between 30 and 50 because it requires more experience, and after reaching 50 a senator could get in no more than three terms before age 70. At that point, the President said, it is "a long-shot to become a chairman." The Supreme Court is for persons about 60 because "you have to have enormous ex­ perience before you go to the court," Nixon said. He couldn't find anyone age 40 to put on the high court- "and God knows I looked"— because "they don't have the experience," he added. Nixon would not set an ideal age for the presidency because so much depends on the needs of the nation and the times, he said. But "the presidency is a very demanding position, physically, mentally and emotionally." Unless a man has "a remarkable physique in all these respects he should not seek the presidency at an age up in the late 60s," Nixon said. The chief executive said there were plenty of exceptions and he pointed to men in their 70s and 80s that he had known, including President Dwight D. Eisenhower, German Chanc e 11 o r Konrad Adenauer, French President Charles de Gaulle and Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida. All these men, Nixon said, "did not look back, they were not living In the past, they were living in. the future." "Never slow down the brain, never slow down the spiritual heart, then age is not going to pull you down," the President said. Nixon said boredom, rather than burdens of office, causes breakdown in health, and added that "the presidency has many problems but boredom is the least of them." And he also believes in keeping physically fit, disclosing that every day when he's at his mountaintop retreat at Camp David, Md., he dons a terrycloth robe and goes down for a swim in the heated outdoor pool. He said he gave a rookie Secret Service agent quite a start by going for a swim in five-degree-below-zero weather last Sunday. The Secret Service has been working hi some new men, training them alongside veterans, the President said. When the word came over their radios that "the President's walking down to go swimming," Nixon said, the rookie agent exclaimed to his partner: "What's the matter with you? Are you trying to pull my leg?" GRAND THEATER - ESTHERV/L L E CHARLES BRDN5DN "THE MECHANIC" KEENAN WYNN JILL IRELAND [PC[]<SB> UnittdArtisti SHOWS 7*9 P.M IN COLOR ADULTS $1.25 They call him THE MECHANIC He has IOO ways to kill... tlb©oA a reared SCWJOU "TW w\*cV \a .v\\c -astedi w /\e $ a«f\<? o*\« v^a.* Vwjrt \ A •Crow Welf Mb a .vM& u *as bcwvq'inq it The warrawfq 1 \vsk booqVit tVie, car , OK OKI But first C \0- THE ABOVE STATEMENTS WEftE FPQM A HAND V\CW G/POUP 0 F CAR BUYERS WhlC THOUGHT TnEY MIGHT BO BETTEP SOMEWHERE ELSE. YOU CRN E>E+ YD UP SWEET BIPPY THEY WILL BUY THEIR NEXT CAP IN ESTHEPVILLE. io be /ofcilAq for lovAq c *s> loe bee<r\ 1 OOK\\AC \ -Cor a neuo car, heard o? a as sVawcUrd ACS AOT0 SERVICE Datsun-Honda West Central Avenue Estherville BRAD SHAW & SHORT Chevrolet-Buick 2303 Central Estherville DONOVAN MOTORS Ch rys I er-P I ymou th-Dodge 203 North 6th Esthervi lie JIM VALEN FORD Ford-Mercury-Li nco I n 509 1st Ave. North Estherville MINER MOTORS American Motors-Jeep 1527 Central Estherville MOTOR INN INC. Oldsmobi le-Pontiac-Cadi I lac 114 South 6th Estherville

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