Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 11, 1973 · Page 4
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 4

Estherville, Iowa
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Thursday, January 11, 1973
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Around the Rotunda Want Ladybug Named State Insect BY HAKEBCK WESTJ. low* Dfc2? Pres* tef'r. A resoOstkir 1*- nj?«r?x a: ttts 65tfc Geoeri- Assemble u rtttsjpnau iw Ladtyirag as iht SIBXI iiwis; A .'iiweu. Rep. Jar.". . r— Tka- %tntm» ant: Sen. XarnuiT T.ntipir**, 7 ~Hrtn, JIJBT U rt- spaa&xt i tJ .'rac v.'iil x. hns: n nner a:»- a»fcrs- Tiari if JIT musuui sue J«!!»nu ais nesciiaant^ T*re •nucvutzun r-TTre* zr -an ae SajniHi^i.Tr HiiirrerraLr:' icrtuui 31 Des «c rr.ncinr a" HT rri'X^ :icrce7 C*j"~i:< i;icw«c off j wxas zn *txi sts Gee ct ?-:cg«4.->" i.-jeacE is»c asc ri3> 2 E ire snace aC 1 J^sy^ng. r^zv'i \ z^itai 'jirz&z rred by Sec Jxr !£LTI;, E-Azafts, froeri one rftae -'Dear Sesaear fcrij. I wast the lady- aas 33 be CJET ssat&-CMg aftcaas* tie lady- bag is a good-bag. i irirA the lady-bug sixEid be OUT state-bag. Wher. you are 3: Des Moses coeae aao see as. Love." Refuse to Pay DES MOKES — 'IDPA) - Yen can imagine the chagrin of an airline ero­ pier, fc in Des Moines when Attorney General Richard C. Turner refused to pay a special SI emplaneme-nt fee. Turner cited the home rule bill as one reason why be wouldn't pay the fee which has been established by the Des Moines City Council. The home rule statute enacted by the Legislature provides that a city or town cannot impose a tax which has not been expressly approved by the lawmakers. However, in checking the law further Turner discovered that in another legislative act the cities and towns have been given this express power, so be sent the airline a check for $1. Meanwhile, Rep. Frank Crabb, R-Deni- Wn, resents cities like Des Moines and Cedar Rapids imposing an emplaneroent JM aims 5® jscrcdoce a bill so strike Cemeteries ~?r ;sL-i :cw2f.rj5 crasiees across rre r *T=- ati tneir profciezns in A> r*e irg-_3g c( :.*«e Becaoe Casxj 3^isc:r:-^i- Sjcisy. representatives Ra^' Z-cjcie. ?--Virerga, ard Russell Wyciofl, ir-r jii-iiirg ID introduce iegis- 'xe-i-n n«i»<5 alJow abar'iaDed ceme- sries Se retsraec 11 aitjtting properc?' •s«r=ers, pressraitij' for farming. i researching Lhe sabject, Logue and rsctT "a.: disco-.-erea that this would be the firs: bill of its kind in the country. The measure would require a listing rf ai- those buried and also a "fitting memorial" is the ccEinhouse. There has been considerable vandalism a: many of these old cemeteries, Log-je explained. Election Op mum Some of the voters in last Thursday's special election in the 47th senatorial district were surprised to discover that one of the voting precincts was in the lady's lounge is the courthouse at Center-, ii it. Three other precincts also voted at the courthouse. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created by the death of James Turner of Ceraterville. Dick Ramsey, Clarke County Republican, defeated Arlo Huiiinger, Leon Democrat, by only 27 votes. BY Hal Borle Seeks to Avoid Harm NEW YORK JAP) - They say that what you don't know can't hurt you. If that is true, then it must also be true that what you don't do can't harm you. Acting on that theory, I plan to stay out of trouble, because in 1973 Fm not going to— Get in a dogfight with Lassie. Snap Mae West's garter. pounds, is 20 years younger, and also had a longer reach and used to box in college. Why would I want to lie about a nice guy like him? Weigh a butcher's thumb in the balance and find it wanting. Make any blind dates at cocktail parties where everybody gets blind. or blue herring .Ask ment. my landlord to repaint my apart- Steal the keys to Ft. Knox. Mark graffiti Majal. on the walls of the Taj Become a munitions china. salesman in Indo- Become a tree surgeon and perform an appendectomy on an oak tree. Tweak the muscles of a 90-pound weakling at the beach. Bear false witness against my neighbor who, after all, outweighs me by 30 AILY NEWS An independent newspaper published "Monday through Friday," except principal holidays, excluding February 22 and Veterans Day. Second class postage paid at Estherville, Iowa. Published by the Estherville Daily News, Division of Mid-America Publishing Corp., 10 N. 7th St., Estherville, Iowa 51334. Subscription rates: City of Estherville, Armstrong, Ringsted, Terril and Graettinger, delivered by carrier, 60 cents per week; S7.80 for 3 months, S15.60 for 6 months, $29.70 year. By mail in Emmet and bordering counties: $15.60 year, Zones 1-8, $19.50 year. Fred E. Williams, Publisher; Charles Ostbeimer, Managing Editor; Richard Myers, Advertising Director; Gladys Streiff, Business Manager; DonaldStoffel, Production Manager. Member of Associated Press, Iowa Daily Press Association, Iowa Press Association. Photos submitted to this newspaper will not be returned by mail. However, they may be picked up at the Daily News Office. Kite a check. Drag a red, white across anybody's trail. Rub out a mobster. Pick a fight with City Hall. Entice away any gangster's moll. Denounce in print motherhood or the federal highway program. Buy a pig in a poke. Plant weeds in any man's garden. Run off with any other guys' wives. For a man over 40, that would be like snitching rhinestones from a dime store jewelry counter. Perform any miracles in the office. If you perform one miracle in the office, the next day they expect you to perform two— and three on the day after that. Count the calories of my dieting friends. There's nothing more fruitless. Tell my boss that Fve been watching his work, too, and that it also could bear a little improving. Hide my light under a bushel—or my money under a mattress. Help finance another trip to the moon. There must be a less expensive place we can go to bring back rocks from. Repeat all the sins that bored me during 1972. Bv Don Oakley ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., JAN. 11, 1973 Page 4 Historical Aspect of Managua Quake At Jeast through recorded history, mankind has lived with the knowledge that the usually solid earth could suddenly slip and split and shake, tumbling his puny -srorkf down upon his bead .Ancient writings, especially those from the geologically restless Mediterranean basic, are studded with references to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other cataclysms. many of a massive scale that allegedly engulfed whole civilizations . Scientists no longer believe that the references are entirely legendary. Archeologists have proved, for example, that the brilliant Minoan culture of Crete suffered a series of earthquakes and Fires which may have caused its abrupt decline more than a thousand years before Christ Some scientists have broached 'he theory that one of these cataclysms was a stupendous volcanic explosion that destroyed the island of Thera. and suggest that this e%ent gave rise to the legend of the lost continent of Atlantis. The destruction visited upon the modern city of Managua. Nicaragua, on Dec. 22 makes it easy to believe that ancient men. convinced that the angry gods were behind such catastrophes, and with only rudimentary communication with other centers of civilization, could be profoundly impressed by these unpredictable and violent spasms of nature—that whole civilizations could, indeed, fall- On the magnitude scale, the Managua quake was far from a record. What made it so devastating was that its epicenter was located directly beneath the city, and at the relatively shallow depth of two miles. Even though the entire world knew of the earthquake within hours and international aid began arriving in. again, a matter of hours, there continues to be speculation about what long-run effects the destruction of the capital city and the breakdown of normal government operations as well as normal life might have on the 36- year rule of the Somoza family. The current strongman. Gen. Anastasio Somoza Debayle. may have a political crisis on his hands, one observer comments, when 300.000 refugees from Managua iout of a former population of 400.000). begin to get over their relief at having survived and begin to appreciate all that they have lost. Somoza will, in the nature of things, get all the blame for the tragedy, just as he normally gets all the credit for beneficial developments. Physical desperation combined with long-existing political unrest could result in an uprising Push the Managua earthquake back a few centuries, change \icaragua~to an island with little contact with and no support from neighboring communities or countries, and one looks differently at the old tales of city-states that vanished from history after suffering some natural upheaval. Today we understand the causes of such cataclysms. We may. in not too many years, be able to predict them with fair accuracy and thus minimize their toll of lives. In the distant future, we may even be able to do something to prevent them in certain areas by encouraging the earth to release its crustal tensions in frequent, small and undamaging quakes. But the earth is a dynamic system, constantly in motion, and still young. For'as long as men continue to inhabit the earth, they will always be subject to its sudden, devastating and unpreventable geological whims. Like the face of the earth itself, man and all his works are a passing phenomenon. 'A Policeman's Lot Is'—etc. A San Francisco psychiatrist reports a new illness caused by today's social tension—"policeman 's syndrome." The status of a policeman, says Dr. Martin G. Blinder, has shifted abruptly from "straightforward and politically approved opponent of evil" to where he has now become the buffer between powerful social forces. This new role, he says, is unfamiliar, complex and ambiguous, as well as politically charged. As a result, his police officer patients suffer accelerated heartbeats, sweats and lightheadedness. Policemen are literally getting sick of being called -pigs." Meanwhile it is interesting to note that on the college campus, where this lovely term was a favorite of the love generation, students are being mugged, raped and robbed with such "alarming frequency" that they are demanding more protection from campus security officers — ponce, that is. So reported John W. Powell, executive secretary of the International Association of College and University Security Directors, at a recent conference at Pace College. Maybe the kids are getting tired of calling a hippie when there's trouble and nobody comes. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) DR. LAWRENCE E. LAMB No Value Against Cholesterol What Good Will Lecithin Do? By Lawrence Lamb, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — After reading several articles and paperbacks on the subject of lecithin, I purchased a large bottle and after finishing it purchased another one. Later I read that gallstones are composed in part of lecithin, I looked the word up in the dictionary and found the description "the yolk of an egg, a nitrogenous fatty substance found in nerve tissue, blood, milk, egg yolk, and some vegetables." My sister and I have been watching our cholesterol and avoiding foods that would raise the count. Ours are both high. I looked up the definition of the word cholesterol and it sounds much like lecithin. Our problem is whether we should continue taking these or not. We have a family history of hardening of the arteries and were under the impression after reading articles that lecithin was valuable for this condition as well as many heart problems. We are 58 and 60 years old. Dear header — Unfortunately, the experiments done by reputable scientists trying to use lecithin to lower cholesterol or prevent atheresclerosis have proved that it has no value in this regard. At the same time in limited amounts it won't cause any harm. It is not the same thing as cholesterol. It combines some of the fatty particles in the blood to help form a related fat particle which some scientists thought would prevent the fatty particles from depositing in the arteries. Unfortunately, this hasn't proved to be the case. I don't believe it will contribute to gallstones either. Dear Dr. Lamb — I have heard it mentioned that X ray treatments might be beneficial to prevent attacks or decreasing the severity of attacks of arthritis or osteo­ arthritis. Please give your valued opinion on this comment. Dear Reader — There is no evidence whatever that X ray treatment will help arthritis or osteoarthritis. There is an inexhaustible list df things that have been recommended as cures for arthritis. It is safe to say that most of those that are recommended, particularly if they are advertised, are worthless, and in some instances downright frauds. The quack medicines foisted on the public for treatment of arthritis are astonishing. You will not find these kinds of recommendations being made by reputable physicians. There are a number of medicines which are helpful in the treatment of arthritis but they don't offer cures. The rheumatoid or inflammatory type of arthritis sometimes subsides on its own and some medicines appear to help to control or slow the process. Osteoarthritis is the result of wear and tear most often associated with increasing age and while pain relievers are useful for it, they won't cure the process. Everyone who has arthritis deserves a careful medical evaluation by his family doctor and should try to follow his advice. There is no sure cure for arthritis at this writing, and none seem likely in the near future. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1SS1, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on cholesterol, send SO cents to the same address and ask tor "Cholesteror booklet. SGT. STRIPES ... FOREVER by Bill Howrillo THE BORN LOSER by Art Sonsom ASAC£ OF VW £*T 1 Fop ytxxz FJ2l£NPS. CARNIVAL GiMbL OF by Dick Turner "For an hour I meditated on the Universal Soul . . ." ".. . now I'm meditating on how to uncrose my lege!" SIDE GLANCES by Gill Fox 'How do you explain to a four-year-old that Howard K. Smith isn't just a talking head?" WINTHROP by Dick Covolli THE BADGE GUYS by Bowen & Schworx

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