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January 23, 1973

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 4

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Editorial The Great Society WASHINGTON (AP) - Many of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society social programs are being dismantled at the time of his death, victims of a budget squeeze and his successor's different approach to domestic problems. Model Cities, urban renewal, housing subsidies and manpower training are among the Johnson-era programs falling before President Nixon's budget ax. But other major legislative accomplishments of Johnson's term—especially Medicare and antidiscrimination laws — will long endure. Three factors have prompted Nixon's moves to phase out or sharply curtail Great Society social-spending programs. First is their steadily rising costs. Nixon wants to hold federal spending this fiscal year to $250 billion, and next fiscal year to about $270 billion. To do this mandates sharp cuts in big-ticket programs. Second is the fact that Nixon and many of his key advisers hold that many Great Society programs are, as White House aide John Ehrlichman put it, "inherently unworkable." Third is Nixon's view that revenue sharing is a better way to attack major social ills. In the past month, a number of Great Society programs have been hit by a series of cut-backs, freezes and fund impoundments. For example, an 18-month moratorium has been placed on all new commitments for federal-housing-subsidy programs for low-and-middle-income families, a federal-aid system established by legislation Johnson initiated. Likewise, a freeze has been imposed on new financing for Model Cities and urban renewal, as well as for manpower- training programs. In addition to the temporary measures applying to current fiscal-year spending, Op administration sources are predicting cuts of up to 50 per cent in programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development—another Johnson legacy—when Nixon sends him fiscal 1974 budget to Congress next week. Nixon's previous budgets have curtailed operations of the poverty-fighting Office of Economic Opportunity. Some major OEO programs, such as Head Start, have been shifted to other agencies or eliminated completely. Of all the social programs Johnson pushed through Congress, perhaps the most enduring has been Medicare, the system of medical care for the aged financed through Social Security. Medicare was first proposed by President John F. Kennedy, but Kennedy couldn't get it through Congress. Johnson did. AP News Analysis The Wife Is Always the Last to Know! ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TUE&, JAN. 23, 1973 Page 4 Around the Rotunda Sunday Sales Drive BY HARRISON WEBER IOWA DAILY PRESS ASS'N A drive is underway to get Legislature to permit Sunday sale of liquor. Proponents argue the Iowa is one of only six states that does not permit Sunday sales in some form. (Iowa does permit liquor to sold on Sunday for one hour, from 12 midnight to 1 a.m.) One of the arguements developing is if Sunday sales are allowed, should they be restricted. The Iowa Licensed Beverage Association, which is comprised of liquor licensees, has taken the position that Sunday sales should be "across the board" and open to all classes of licensees. But some legislators are talking about a restricted program, possible from 12 noon until 10 p.m. with 40 percent of any given retailers' total on-premise sales to be other than beer, liquor, or wine. Adult Rights DES MOINES - (IDPA) - State Safety Commisioner Michael Sellers reports President Nixon Confident of Vietnam Peace By WALTER R. MEARS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - At the interlude of state business amid the festival of President Nixon's inauguration to a second term, the major question will be a pending promise of his first four years: peace. The White House has indicated that no major Vietnam settlement announcement is expected this week, which would include Saturday's inaugural ceremony and speech. But amid signals of a possible cease­ fire, and a congressional clamor for information, the President can hardly omit some discussion of Vietnam in his inaugural address. He did four years ago. The inauguration and Nixon's address will come at what amounts to the one brief business session in a weekend of celebration. That interval, beginning at noon Saturday, outside the Capitol, is what the inauguration is all about. Nixon will repeat his 35-word oath of office, and set the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters to the editor are welcome. They should be brief, legible, written on one side of the paper and tnchide signature, address and telephone number. Dally News reserves right to edit contents. By Hal Boyle Are You Possessed by Possessions? NEW YORK (AP) - Sidewalk comments by a Pavement Plato: How many things are you owned by? The question is not an idle one. It is, in a way, -a test of how wise^yo* nave • come., • \ - j Many people like to brag about their r PAIL 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; $7.80 for 3 months, $15.60 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 Ostheimer, Managing Editor; Richard Myers, Advertising Director; Gladys St re iff, Business Manager; Donald Stoffel, 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. possessions and how valuable they are. When they get an expensive new car or finer house, they trumpet it aloud as if it were as important as the Second Coming of deity. '''What, they fall to realize is that usually they don't possess their possessions; their possessions possess them. •! The great philosophers throughout history have advised that the best life is one lived simply, that the fewer things you want, the fewer things you need. You are more content if you appreciate the realities of life than if you are swept or swayed by its trappings. There is much truth in the saying "There is nothing more cowardly than a million dollars." Show me an ordinary, easygoing run-of-the-mill guy who is made unexpectedly rich, and in three months I'll show you a man changed—not for the better but for the worse. He'll be avaricious, apprehensive, suspicious, and afraid to buy a friend a drink at the bar for fear that he will be made a sucker. He will think everybody is after his money—he'll be only half right there— and he will have become a peon, vassal, and slave of it. v ^ In the society of thieves and robbers we dwell in—and thieves infest every human society as fleas do dogs— what pleasure lies in owning great jewels or vast art collections? Mere vanity alone. To keep them safe you have to put them in a bank vault or donate them to a museumr Yes, a life of money is often a life of fear. The more you admire money, the less value do you put on people—and therefore the greater fool you become. Because the greatest wealth a human being can have lies in the wealth of human relationships he has. We make each other rich by whom we are and what we do for one another. All a man needs to be happy is a job he likes, a small home with a front porch he can sit on during a summer evening with his shoes off, a sweet wife who hums in the kitchen, and a child or two glad to call him father. Naturally, it would be nice if he also had a barrel of bourbon aging in the basement It wouldn't wreck his character, and few thieves would try to rob him of it Happiness is always a simple thing. keynote of his second term with the inaugural address. The whole process lasted only about 35 minutes when Nixon first took office. It is the official centerpiece for three days of political celebration, this time with three concerts, five inaugural balls, and the traditional Saturday parade, which usually marches on into the twilight "The times are on the side of peace," Nixon said in his 1969 inaugural address. "After a period of confrontation, we are entering an era of negotiation." The words were borne out in missions to Peking and Moscow, in negotiations to limit strategic weapons. And the level of U.S. forces in South Vietnam has been cut from some 540,000 to less than 24,000. But the peace Nixon promised in his 1968 campaign for the White House, and forecast in his 1972 campaign, has yet to • be achieved. " "I am completely confident, as I speak to you tonight, that we will soon reach an agreement which will end the war in Vietnam," the President told the nation on the eve of his landslide re-election in November. The optimism of that statement, and of Henry A. Kissinger's belief that peace was at hand, has not yet been fulfilled. Now optimism has been rekindled, although the administration is speaking more cautiously than in the waning days of the presidential campaign. Nixon himself has not publicly discussed the situation. "We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another— until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices . .." he said at his first inauguration. Iowa recorded only a "slight increase" last year in the number of teen-agers involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents where alcoholic beverages were involved. The last Legislature gave adult rights to 19-year-olds, including the right to purchase liquor, effective last July 1. During the debate, there were predictions that the number of teen-age drivers involved in liquor related accidents would sky-rocket. This pattern has not developed as it has in other states, notably Michigan. Sellers observed that the total number of accidents by those in the 16 to 24 age group stayed abot the same in 1972. Branding Law State Representative William Hutchins, D-Guthrie Center, is working for a new approach for branding livestock. Although Iowa has a voluntary branding law, nearly 5,000 brands have been registered with the state agriculture department Hutchins is thinking of proposing a branding of livestock in a county if a majority of livestock producers in that county approve such a proposal in a referendum. Kansas has such a law. It's estimated that Iowa farmers are losing five million dollars' worth of cattle through rustling each year. Hutchins believes his bill could greatly help law enforcement officers. Changes Seats Karl Nolin, D-Ralston, served in the Iowa House in 1967-68; today, he is a state senator. Nolin says there has been quite a change during that period. Among other things Nolin is impressed by the professional staff of the Legislative Service Bureau. "The research bureau was not fully staffed five years ago and we had to rely upon the code editor, attorney general or some lobbyist for help in drafting bills," Nolin explained. Senator Nolin believes the various interim studies have had "quite an impact" on legislation, particularly the major issues because they are thoroughly researched between sessions. m Name Gillilland Tom Glllilland, formerly of Glenwood and now residing in Washington^ D.C., has been elected president of the fowans of the Washington, D.C. Area (LO.W.A., Inc.). This is a non-profit non-partisan association which sponsors four or five events a year for Iowans living in the Washington, D.C. area. Viet Bonus A number of Iowa lawmakers have submitted requests to have bills drafted to provide a bonus to veterans of the Vietnam conflict One of the major hang­ ups is how to finance the bonus, estimated to cost around $30 million. 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