Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 24, 1973 · Page 4
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 4

Estherville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 24, 1973
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ttVi '''' 'Jt'*-U* ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WEI)., JAN. 24, 1973 Page 3 Peace May Test Vietnam Culture SAIGON (AP) - Girls in snack bars wear Rolling Stones T-shirts. A slender young man speaks English like a Pentagon memo. A middle-aged woman drives a bulldozer. A rice farmer watches cowboy movies on television. All this and more since the Americans came. It has been a blitz. One year there were 16,000 Americans. Four years later, there were more than half a million — 10 times as many as the French colonialists ever numbered. The Americans paid a week's wages for a taxi ride, built an airport in two weeks and blasted an acre of jungle into compost on the chance of killing one Viet Cong. A Vietnamese could make a fortune just picking up after them. "With the French, it was an infiltration system," says a Vietnamese professor, "with the Americans, a shock treatment." Most of the Americans have gone, but South Vietnam still is reeling. A society that was once simple and orderly has grown new classes and new appetites. The U.S. military needed people to wash clothes and lug boxes, so it hired them. U.S. agencies and contractors needed people to type, lay bricks, cook and fix air conditioners, so they trained them. The Americans needed Vietnamese experts for "nation building," so they sent them to school. To keep inflation down and morale up, television sets, wrist watches and a million motorbikes were imported to sop up the incoming dollars. English has supplanted French as the most popular foreign language in secondary schools. Employment of Vietnamese in the "U.S. sector" peaked at more than 160,000 in 1969. The average employe of the Americans earned two to four times the average income, creating pockets of affluence. The Sears Roebuck "wish book" is popular reading in magazine stalls. Vietnamese officers' jeeps become family cars by night. Civil servants rely on graft and military men on black marketeering to provide luxuries. No government program has succeeded in stopping them. The war displaced an estimated seven million South Vietnamese at one time or another and started a great migration to the cities. Officials hoped that, when peace came, the uprooted would drift back to the land, but they have changed their minds. Nguyen Van Ann, vice minister of national planning and development, foresees an even greater influx into the cities as South ' Vietnam's million-man armed forces are demobilized. It is not all bad, says Ann, because, "by bringing people into the army, we have given them a glimpse of the world outside their villages and we have opened their minds. Without the war, this process might have taken most of a century." The war also has had an in- calulable impact on the Vietnamese family. Children have grown up with fathers gone. Working wives frequently earn more than soldier husbands. Before the war, less than one- fourth of the university students were women, but now the percentage, of coeds is well over one-third. The draft and the high cost of setting up housekeeping caused registered marriages in Saigon to drop although the city was growing. The nuptial age rose by four years for both sexes, and the latest statistics show women initiated 960 of 1,140 divorces. Hundreds of women have paid a month's salary or more for cosmetic surgeons to sew Caucasian-style folds into their eyelids or make their noses thinner and straighter. Much recent Vietnamese architecture shows no relationship to tradition. New homes are ornamented with cement parabolas or triangles, and there is no trace of French or Chinese discipline. And it is peace that may put Vietnam's culture to its toughest test yet. "The war has opened the people's minds, but it has had bad effects on young people," says Vice Minister Ann of the national planning ministry. "Live and love and die — that is their slogan. They don't want to think about building the future. They just want to live before they die." A Century of Knowledge Nine-year-old Brian Hansen sits beside his grandpa, David Ingvall, who is 91. Mr. Ingvall, who now lives with the William J. Hansen family of Ringsted, is retired, having farmed in the Terril to Dolliver area.— Photo by Marie Powers Has Lived Good Life But Misses Dancing BY MARIE POWERS David Ingvall, 91-year old Ringsted man, observes that he has lived a good life. "I neither smoke nor drink," he says. "I love to play cards, especially '500'. "I used to like to go to basketball and baseball games but since I had cataracts removed a year ago my eyesight isn't what it used to be. I'm still mighty fortunate to be so healthy." Ingvall attends church each Sunday at St. Paul's Lutheran in Ringfcted with his daughter, Mrs. William J. Hansen, her husband and family , with whom he lives. They live on a farm three miles west of Ringsted where he spends his leisure hours watching colored television. "ONE THING I really miss is dancing," he informed this correspondent. "My feet just don't take that anymore." Among his 100 living descendants, his children and grandchildren have inherited his love for dancing. He observed his 91st birthday Dec. 29, 1972, and received a phone call from his daughter, Mrs. Herbert Hansen at Port Angeles, Wash. A year ago he accompanied his daughter, Mrs.,, Alice Weber, via plane to Washington for a visit. They ask him to return again, which he is considering. VThere's nothing to Thieu: No Guarantee SAIGON (AP) - President Nguyen Van Thieu told the l'flk million South Vietnamese today that "there is no guarantee that the forthcoming peace will be an ideal and lasting peace." He forecast a political struggle as difficult and dangerous as the past 18 years of war. Thieu made a 45-minute radio address at the same time President Nixon was telling the American public of the agreement initialed in Paris Tuesday. The Viet Cong broadcast a pledge that it would "seriously carry out the peace treaty," and North Vietnam said in a communique that it hopes the agreement will ensure stable peace in Vietnam and will contribute to the preservation of lasting peace in Indochina and Southeast Asia, But Thieu accused the Communists of not having "good will for peace" and warned his people: "As I have frequently told you, no agreement will provide a 100 per cent guarantee for peace, and no international body may be considered to be able to give us a 100 per cent guarantee for peace." "Only our military force," he continued, "only our people's real political strength, only our economic power, and only our determination of militant solidarity among the 17V2 million nationalist people in the South will be the most effective and solid guarantee." Thieu characterized the agreement as "so far only a cease-fire treaty, no more and no less . . to see if any favorable conditions may be reached with the Communists in order to proceed to a genuine and lasting peace." Thieu told the nation that though he could not assure it peace will be lasting, "at least there is now an opportunity for war, bombs, mourning and suffering to come to an end." 'The president asserted that the Communists had been defeated militarily and "compelled to end their war of aggression against the South, But from now on, a new phase Is opened in the war resistance of the South Vietnamese people. Tbe new phase Is the phase of political struggle In order to prevent the Communists from defeating us by atheism and political craftiness." Thieu claimed the cease-fire agreement met most of his major demands. flying," he says. He also had a trip to Kansas City, Mo. this past summer. DAVE CAME TO the United States from Sweden at the age of 14. He lived with his parents at Ruthven where he was one of six children; his oldest brother was a tinsmith at Ruthven. He married Nina Riggs and they lived on farms at Estherville, Superior, Ringsted, Dolliver and Terril. Mrs. Ingvall died while they lived on a farm in the Dolliver area. There the two spent many i happy, hours at their famqus rug . , loom. His, .children are Mrs.' Alice Weber, Lloyd Ingvall and Mrs. Mabel Howard of Estherville, Mrs. Lavon De Loss of Spencer, Mrs. Arnold Tangeman of Dolliver. Mrs. Don Mead of Fremont, Neb., Mrs. Herbert Hansen of Port Angeles, Wash., and Mrs. William J. Hansen of Ringsted. Twin sons, Clarence and Clifford Ingvall, are deceased. He has 38 grandchildren, 50 great­ grandchildren, and 4 great-great­ grandchildren. SNOWMOBILE SUIT With the Purchase of a New JOHN DEERE SNOWMOBILE! 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