AP News Analysis Common Market 'And Now, a Brief Pause for a Station Break' ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WED., JAN. 31, 1973 Page 4 BY CAR!. HARTMAX Associated Press Writer lWltSSEl,S AP - A young. higTvpowr- od, suprnnntirnifil executive His faKev, office in Western Rurope \vW. « r>led!!f to brine Jhe nine v-o»n(rk's f»:'tV ("nmmw. Market into « "FHrorvavi nr >>fvr\." ?N t*r£o! rtotc is Thf C"Y<VMHvc f> W>; r sftv'i ««:'«- N«. * bnnrci the SfcroTWM- missirvn. Thc\ •<?»••->* n V «c rw- ^«N>> StWrtts f«: ft;' "•orio**: fx- lh« >S»< f!rw, n: t*o -la<•mw>> t»>. sn^. »N. iJluss .-noito ft'" l*v IMI-O*V<"> R -vwoini, ,'V»tr- r> «i i inn ^nmnriitnf Ttvce. it x -.Mire,. *»;tntui">& sr-icXvr- I lifv .i -a If JVC * nfttCSMIVirv ruilic' art i ;»nKs«v«*::.'«<f 7C push a mnrtj JV>:I.* I.-». JuiTnr i> finance minis«!? i/ *»r *N <«niv ,>ir;» de Gaulle, one /i :hf m /is, Tr :i:ian: raixvulists in post- sir Jlnrjsi.-tnhr.r :s»mes, one of the i -irt icv* ideas, is a son-in-law of 5z.r Ujnsr.ir C!riur\->.il!. He got credit for Tus -.Thr^: Sri'.ish relations with De <5*ii.jf iAsr the French blackballed Srictr:'*. firs: snempt to join the Com- The commission cannot make Europe aniit-d. But it can push hard in that direction. Ortoli to'd the members when they took office Saturday: "It's up to the commision to make the best use of its powers — first of all, its power of initiative, which permits it to combine imagination and effectiveness, boldness of design with political realism." The commissioners go to Luxembourg Tuesday. They will make a declaration before the European Court of Justice not to seek and act on instructions of any one government but to work in the interest of the nine countries as a whole. They already have accepted unanimous instructions from all nine governments, agreed at a summit meeting in Paris last October. These call for specific proposals on how and when powers are to be trans ferred frwtt member governments to the oommuniiy. SIK-I; protvwsls roust be Accepted taythe member fweiwnorits to become binding. Tills is whevt "political re*lism" will o«w in. Sf* mes recentty recalled another /i !t: stwylnC. Policies is fbc AS-: of the possible. There is TV< «sf nuking proposals that ^j^rcr }3*llstein of West Germany, the »N"w.w. ; .#*kxi** first president, was forced co: »>en he tried to insist that member SOHYrnments give up their vetoes and $i&roit to majority voting. De Gaulle refused. The new commission may be able to swing more weight. De Gaulle is gone now. Both Ortoli and Soames have held important cabinet posts at home. So have several other members. mum Happenings on the Hill By Senator Berl E. Priebe By Hal Boyle Little Things Big in Life's Journey NEW YORK AP- Things that make life worth living: A full moon caught in the lacy boughs of an ice-coated tree on a clear winter night... a thrill in silver. Getting over a cold or the flu. Finding one more cigar in your pocket when you thought they were all gone. Seeing a topless waitress with the hives. Reading poetry that gives you goose pimples. Listening to ghost stories around a campfire on an owl-haunted evening. The dreams of glory in the head of a young boy back in 1920 when a favorite 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 X. 7th St., Estherville, Iowa 51334. Subscription rates: City of Estherville, Armstrong, Ringste'd, Terril and Graettinger, delivered by carrier, 60 cents per week; $7.80 for 3 months, $15.60 for 6 months, year. By mail in Emmet and bordering counties: S3 5.60 year, Zones SlS.otQyear. Fred £. Williams, Publisher; Charles Ostheimer, Managing Editor; Richard Myers, Advertising Dirfcd /Jr; *2*dysStreiff, Business Manager; DonaldStoffel, Production Managw- Member of Associated Press, low* Daily Press Association, Iowa Press Association. Photos submirtecl to this rawsptipw will not be returned by mail. However, they may be picked up at the Daily Jiiews Office. uncle gave him a whole dollar to spend. Opening the first letter of your life sealed with the lipstick print of a girl's kiss. Tacking in the wind on a summer day glorious for sailing. Discovering after years of struggle that you can now eat a raw oyster without a struggle and with some pleasure. Chasing a country tomboy through a summer meadow knee-high with whispering grass and loud with bees. Signing a huge bill with your employer's name as his guest at his country club. Pumping up a new basketball for a bunch of waiting kids. The joy of coming back from an war, still pretty much in one piece. Lolling in bed until noon on the first day of along-awaited vacation. Meeting a lovely smile in a sea of vacuous faces — like a flower in a garden gone to weeds. Panting invictory after jogging a full mile in your 1973 physical rehabilitation program. Checking up on yourself a month after you made your 12 New Year resolutions — and finding you've kept at least three of them. The salty surprise of tasting your own blood after a buddy bops you on the nose during a friendly boxing bout. Nudging your small child toward key piece that will help her complete her jigsaw puzzle. Taking an immediate liking to someone new you hope will be a friend your lifetime through. For these and other benisons of being, we thank Thee. Amen. Monday in Des Moines was a very stormy day and consequently several Senators were late so the session was a little late in starting. We had committee meeting, however, and our Appropriations Committee is probably having more discussions because of the state department askings which have been so much higher this year. We had the Iowa State Fair secretary in for his askings and they are considerably more than other years. The question, among others, was raised as how many persons got a free trip to Hawaii. There is doubt if there were only two. Some people believe it could be as many as eight and we are questioning if state funds were used to promote this trip. The Conservation Commission was in and their state askings are $6,075,000 more than last year. $5,000,000 of this is for soil conservation due to the soil conservancy bill adopted last session. At the time it was debated, I felt it could be $2,000,000 in this bienium. This is just state funds, no federal. Tuesday morning both houses passed House Concurrent Resolution 8 which extended sympathy to the family of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Senators Hultman, Taylor and myself were asked to attend the hearing at Ames on Tuesday, January 23 on the problems of the grain trade. Transportation still is the main problem. This meeting was an all day affair and pretty much the same as the meeting I had the week before. We three Senators did make a report to our Commerce Committee on Wednesday so we now have both the Commerce Committee and the Agriculture Committee involved in the box car shortage. We have sent our resolution to Washington which was adopted at our meeting. I attended a meeting Tuesday night with the Highway Commission regarding highway construction and improvements in my senatorial district. Senators and Representatives were invited to attend and I pointed Fourth District (D) to the fact that we have had very little money spent in our area the last few years. I also asked for a stop light to be installed in Forest City to help alleviate the traffic problems encountered when Winnebago employees get off work. They assured me that they would consider this and also work on changing some intersections and improving our crooked and narrow roads in Northern Iowa. We had a public hearing on pesticides and water standards and this, of course, is part of the enviromental protection agency. Governor Ray's budget message was presented Thursday night in an unprecedented evening session and I am sure most of his proposals will be enacted. The relief to the elderly is a version of the Vermont Plan which several of us supported last year, also the tax on livestock is to be removed. It doesn't sound as though the merchant up and down main street will get much tax relief. The establishment of offices in Europe to promote products is good. The budget is up almost 300 million and it is proposed we will have a 25 million surplus at the end of the bienium. These are some of the good things. I do believe, however, we could have considerable problems if the federal government would withdraw the revenue sharing funds. I have seen the federal government start a program and then not fund it later. This budget is based to a considerable degree on revenue sharing and the Nixon budget message is anticipating several billions of dollars as deficit. Congress might decide to reduce the State's share of revenue sharing and this could create problems. David Smith of Algona was appointed by Governor Ray to City Finance Committee and I handled his confirmation in the Senate. He was the first Governor appointee to be confirmed this session. Phase III Presidency Power Nixon's Gamble By RAY CROMLEY WASHINGTON (NEA) President Nixon is gambling that if he can control just several thousand major firms, he can regulate inflation. He is gambling further that he can, in fact, control those several thousand concerns. In private talks, this reporter has been surprised at the spread of economists, conservative and liberal, in and out of the administration, who believe the Nixon theory has some logic. The influence of the major companies is, of course, considerable: First, in the percentage of total national production they control in a number of key fields. Second,, in the strong competitive position held by the larger firms. As a top administration economist puts it, if an influential company holds its prices down, very few firms can afford to raise prices appreciably. Third, in the psychological example these big publicized companies set. The theory is that the "small boys" will see that the "big boys" are practicing price restraint, and come to believe the government's price and wage controls are effective and that the administration men must have some real clout (or the "big boys" wouldn't stay in line). Basically, Mr. Nixon has four weapons: • The bulk of these super companies depend directly or indirectly and rather heavily on government contracts, either military or civilian. Here then is a very strong pressure point if Mr. Nixon's men have the will to carry through. • The big companies are especially vulnerable to repeated checks of their books, their operations, their methods of setting prices and to investigations of collusion. • As has been widely publicized, the government can step in at any time and order price rollbacks. The major value here is the shock to industry as a whole if the administrators have the will to step hard and fast. • As noted in a previous column, Mr. Nixon's ability to increase imports, decrease exports and otherwise step up the supply of products is a powerful tool indeed in controlling prices. Overall, to be effective the Nixon Phase III program will require an enormous amount of bluffing or a tremendous amount of will. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) SCT. STRIPES.. .FOREVER by Bill Howrilla THE BORN LOSER l-3t C m 1| NU. k. CARNIVAL bf Cfefc Turner SIDE GLANCES by Gill Fox ACOZ AOOZ iaW. E ^^,4 - m., m -i "Pop says I'll mak« •OHM woman a good husband soma day..." WINTHROP by Dick Caralll I HATE PEOPLE: WHO ANSWS? A QUESTION WITH A QUESTION. "... what with my cast-iron stomach! 1 ' "I'm not budging an inch until I aaa tham compounding my intarattl"
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