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AS THE WORLD YAWNS By STAFF WRITERS Best Highway Map in 50 States ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TUBS., JAN. 23, 1973 Page 11 No Longer Mud Road State Lone Rock No Longer Rockless LONE ROCK, IOWA, is no longer rockless. This North Iowa town finally has its namesake back again . .. after approximately 73 years. A 175-ton rock became the town's mascot back in 1896, but when the railroad bypassed it the town had to move three years later, leaving its gigantic rock behind. So Lone Rock was rockless until this fall when the townspeople decided to blast the huge stone with dynamite, breaking it into four mobile 45-ton pieces. Each mammoth chunk was hoisted by a crane onto a flatbed truck and taken to the town park. In all, the project took about five months. There were delays during the fall harvest, but one of the busiest days was in the midst of a December blizzard. It hasn't been decided how to put the four pieces back together. We suggest the Lone Rockers pool their Elmer's Glue! (This project is just another sampling of community pride in Rural America). * * * A PHARMACIST acknowledges that sales of the popular Vitamin E tablets are booming at his pill parlor. Vitamin E reportedly makes one more frolicsome in the sack. * * * BEFORE BOARDING a North Central Airline plane at Fairmont, Minn., passengers are being inspected, as well as luggage, for contents that are no-no's. We're told that the aluminum foil in a pack of cigarettes will make the mechanical detector literally flip cartwheels. * * * IT'S NO RUMOR! Three Mexican male workers at Wadco Foods were appreheneded a couple weeks ago at their abode for illegal entry into the United States. An official from the Omaha Immigration Bureau made the nabs, according to Wadco boss, Dick Downs. Downs said the trio had legitimate-looking identifications which included their pictures and the whole ball of wax. After a migrant makes an illegal entry into the States, Downs pointed out, they pay as much as $500 for false idents, and in this case- Chicago. The south-of-the-border wanderers were taken to Omaha for a hearing, and then believed deported to their homeland. * * * AN E'VILLE YOUTH'S observation of the President's inaugural parade— "They had a float depicting war that cost $10,000, and one on peace which cost only $5,000, which goes to prove that peace is cheaper." # * * ENOUGH HAS BEEN written about the super-dull Super Bowl VII game, but we believe the 'big one' should be played sooner. Players would more apt to be tuned up for the championship game ONE WEEK AFTER winning their respective conference championships. Momentum is important in any sporting event * * * HURRAH FOR GOV. RAY! He proposes that home owners not be penalized for remodeling their homes. "One thing that has always bothered me, because it's so unfair, is that a person improves his property and immediately gets hit with a tax increase," Ray is reported to have remarked. He believes that people should be given an incentive to make home improvements, and will ask the Iowa legislature to exempt remodeling costs of- up to $5,000 from five years of local property taxes. Superlative thinking, Sir! We hope the Iowa legislators will concentrate on this type of legislation rather than debate whether the Ladybug should or should not be named the official Hawkeye insect. * * * UP TO TEN THOUSANDS lives could be saved and countless thousands of disabling injuries prevented each year if all Americans would wear their safety belts while in their cars, is a tip from the National Safety Council. Buckle-up, folks! y * * * CLEAR LAKE'S FIRST Winter Olympics Golf Tourney las^week attracted 43 die-hard golfers. Our informant said the 9-hole par- three course was laid out on the lake. Automobile tires lined the holes in the snow-covered ice, red flags marked the course and we surmise colored balls were used. Bud Hanson, Mason City, was medalist winner with one-over-par 28. Here's an idea for next year's Winter Sports Festival! (See pictures on sports page today). ¥ * * PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING from the pill to crackling of breakfast food has been under investigation. Maybe someday Ralph Nader will divulge the short lifespan of the light bulb. * * ¥ A THIRTY-GUN SALUTE to Don Dennert, local Fareway Foods Inc. manager, for being voted a seat on the chain's board of directors. This is an honor bestowed only to one or two other managers in Fareway's long history, we've learned. Dennert is a pro when it comes to managing a food store, and his contributions to the entire operation will be noteworthy. He has been associated with Fare- way for 30 years, 15 in this city. Congratulations, Director Dennert! * * * WE HAVEN'T BEEN too consistent of late in publishing photos of the past But have learned this is a popular feature among readers of all ages. There's one problem. Our supply of old photos is about exhausted. Can You Contribute? * * * GEORGE BRUNSKILL, 1325 N. NinthSt, Estherville, reported seeing a robin last week, ft was a ' 'nice, warm day,' * he recalls, when the temperature was above 40 degrees. He was outside taking off a storm window in order to install an indoor-outdoor thermometer when he heard a robin call. He looked up and saw the bird flying across above the trees which he could identify by its size. Temperatures went to 42 degrees on Jan. 16 and to 41 on Jan. 17 • * * * FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT GREAT, Joe Louis, has best summed up the fate of Cassius Clay's boxing career. The Brown Bomber recently pointed out that Clay could have been bigger than Dempsey, Marciano, even himself. "He had it all. But he got alot of bad advice when he didn't go in the Army," Louis is quoted to have aaid. "He's popular, sure, but he's not the great champion he could have been." * * * IOWA STATE LIQUOR Commission's ruling on price advertising in Iowa newspapers should be reviewed. The commission's present thinking is that an Iowa newspaper may accept price advertising for an out-of-state liquor retailer-but not from an Iowa tavern. Really, this doesn't make sense or cents! * * * ( • - IT^S OLD HAT nowadays for women to submit to facelifting i, . Jobf, but now we've read about an ol* gal who had her rump lifted. I ''«''''''This bring! to mind an adage—'always look ahead, never behind.' * * * THRIFT IN A MAN if never more appreciated than when his will By ROBERT BORON Drake University Journalism Student AMES - "Motorist, Get This, Once for All: Iowa Is No Longer A Mud Road State." These words shout from the back of the 1931 Iowa Highway Commission road map. The 1931 map boasts 19,700 miles of paved and gravel roads in the state, compared with the present 104,936 miles. The map also tells that 3,271 miles are paved with concrete, and 6,135 miles of surfaced roads are in the primary system, compared with today's total of 10,194 miles. "It was in that era that we began to have a rather extensive paving program," said Con Wen dell, assistant public information director for the Iowa Highway Commission. "In 1931 they paved 1,000 miles of road, and the slogan was, 'Get Iowa Out of the Mud.' They were fine when they were dry, but they were nightmares when they weren't." Today's Highway Commission map is not as flamboyant as the one in 1931, but a lot of work still goes into producing it. "I guess I'm bragging a little," said Wendell, "but this is the best map of the whole 50 (states). "If you have an opportunity to examine each of the 50 official state maps, you'll find that our map is probably one of the easiest to use—and isn't that the reason for a map? •'You want to be able to get from here to here on the best route possible, and you want to be able to follow it without a lot of distracting information," he said. The Iowa map has an accordion fold and compact size, 34 inches by 19 inches. "That's number one — ease of handling," Wendell said. "How many stories have been told and how many jokes are told about how hard it is to fold a map?" One million Iowa maps are printed yearly by the commission and distributed at rest areas and commission offices throughout the state. Wendell said only about 100 remain after regular distribution and requests from libraries and schools. Iowa revises its map by sub- Who's Sane? Who's Insane? By LEIF ERICKSON Associated Press Writr The psychiatrists and staffs of mental hospitals cannot be trusted to tell the difference between sane and insane declares Prof. David L. Rosenhan, a Stanford University psychologist. Rosenhan says he and seven other sane investigators arranged as a test to be admitted as schizophrenic patients in 12 different mental hospitals, yet none of the eight was found to be sane by hospital professionals. But Rosenhan says it was "quite common" for actual psychiatric patients to correctly identify the "pseudopatient" impostors. "The fact that patients often recognized normality when staff did not raised important 'questions," Rosenhan observs. Rosenhan reports on the findings of the study in an article in the Jan. 19 issue of Science magazine. Rosenhan said he and his It seven colleagues eventually were released as "schozphren- ics in remission," despite their best efforts to convince the hospital staff of their sanity. "We now know that we cannot distinguish insanity from sanity," Rosenhan declared. "We continue to label patients 'schizoprehnic', manic- depressive', and 'insane' as if in those words we had captured the essence of understanding," he wrote. "The facts of the matter are that we have known for a long time that our diagnoses often are not useful or reliable, but we have nevertheless continued to use them." Rosenhan, who also teaches law at Stanford, said he and the other pseudopatients were shocked and horrified by their experiences. But, he said, they did not blame the hospital staffs. "By and large, they were well-intentioned people, and in no way do we want to malign them," he said. "The hospital itself imposes a special environment in which the meanings of behavior can easily be misunderstood." Rosenhan said the pseudopatient group included a psychiatrist, a pediatrician, a painter, a housewife, a Stanford psychology graduate student and three other psychologists. He said they gained admission to hospitals in California, Oregon, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware by feigning symptoms of schizophrenia. "The uniform failure to recognize sanity cannot be attributed to the quality of treatment facilities. While there was considerable variability between them, several are considered excellent," Rosenhan reported. "Nor can it be alleged that there simply was not enough time to observe the pseudopatients. Length of hospitalization ranged from seven to 52 days, with an average of 19 days." "Nursing records for three pseudopatients indicate that the writing was seen as an aspect of their pathological behavior." Thursday, Friday, Saturday SAVE NOW! ^ AT McCLEARY'S- B0YS' PARKAS ON SALE ALL LADIES & JUNIOR SIZE COATS NOW ^2 WCE GIRLS' SPORTSWEAR Reduced - Big Savings MAIN FLOOR Ladies 6 Juniors Ladies L.S. BLOUSES 4°° Reg - $10 '°° 2 SPECIAL RACKS DRESSES —jio/ SPORTSWEAR ID /o Save Up To • ™ Ladies & Teen LADIES r-too? ROBES o*. *~ %• p ric . 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The prices ranged to Washington, D.C., with $175 per 1,000, Puerto Rico with $165 and Mississippi with $107 per 1,000. "So we look pretty good from the standpoint of economics," Wendell said. The first state map made for public distribution was printed in 1919, and maps have been printed every year since then. Maps were printed earlier, but they were just used as a Highway Commission reference. Corrections are made by Wendell on sheets of Mylar, a trans- luscent plastic, which is laid over the present map. These corrections are then sent to a cartographer. The cartographer makes the corrections and sends Wendell a proof of the revised map. "They ; will take a good six weeks to make the corrections," said Wendell, "which will take us through the middle of November before we can even see a proof." He checks it for errors and then gives the go-ahead for printing, or sends it back for correcting. He claims he's never had a map that hasn't needed at least 24 corrections. < "So by the time they get those back to St. Louis and they make those corrections they'll send us another proof, you'll see us up well into December," Wendell added. "It will probably take a couple of weeks before we say, "Okay, it's ready to print.' " Wendell does not expect the 1973 map to be delivered until this month, at the earliest. 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