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February 2, 1973

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 4

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'»"K£E£.^S bec»ss= of tfcis Sjprease Cozn ruling assy sate iegisliiors will be ixradseias i£»s faroriag tbe iiberali- ati'JG t€ tbe abortkjc laws, TKE2£TOK£ BE TT RESOLVEI>. Trat, •c. tbe Ct5ir«j7.- Ba ^tisi Ciri-cc, 15 Jvorrh IS± Streex, Esaerrllle, kxra 51334 oo xtis 2fei Da;.' of Jaauarj' 1973, go oo record as beisg -.?rr znacis opposed to abcrtitc •ac <Sesaai, aad, lurthermore, ira: «c recosin>enc » the Taria»iS legis- iatfrs aad u> fcws's Gewernor Robert tsa r . 'ixy grre serious thcwgbi to lie realization that tieir very exister.ee is a result of the <tesign of God Hno es- atlisbei go-»-eromectal authoritj' and that tbsy soberly reflect oc the conse<pjerce of ieginmiziag the murder of the yet unborn. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT; copies of tills resolution be given to the Estaervflle mily News, the Des Moines Register, and to Governor Robert Ray, Kocrable Roilia C. Edelen, Honorable Bar! Priebe, Hoorable Terry Brandstad, aisd Hooorabie Irvia Bergman. The Rev. G. O. St. Lawrence Estberville, km AILY NEWS Aa iaieoecdeiit newspaper published "Monday through Friday," except principal holidays, excluding February 22 and Veterans Day. Second class postage paid at Estberville, Iowa. P"Mis'aai oyxin Esthenrilie Daily News, Division of Mid-America Publishing OnriJ., IV K 7th Si-, Estberville, Iowa 513M. Si &cst -r ^ptMB rates: City of EstherrOie, Armstrong, Ringstey, Terrii and Or&esicger, 'fe' ivertd by carrier, W cents per week; 57.80 for 3 months, lot € Ewaris, S5T3.7C year. By mail in Emmet and bordering counties: j«*r, Zooes l-i, year. Fred E. ttliiiams, P^jblisber; C3*rles Ostheimer, Managing Editor; Richard Myers, Advertising Doctor; Gladys Streiff, Business Manager; DonaldStoffel, Production Manager. Member of Associated Press, towa Daily Press Association, Iowa Press Asso:iatk»a Photos stjsbrnarjfcd to this newspaper will not be returned by mail. However, they rftay be picked up at the Daily News Office. "Congratulations!" ESTHERV1LLE DAILY NEWS, FRl, FEB. 2, 1973 Flgt I Countryside A January Spring BV SUSAN" EEELE THIS WINTER'S MORNING finds the second January tha^ in progress, with thawing stopped temporarily by an overnight freeze, but the sun is coming out strong and by midday the thawing will begin again. The thawing hasn't been drippy like the earlier one, but water has simply gathered and run along thoroughfares as if it were early spring. YESTERDAY I WALKED home from town through water-covered streets, giving the landscape a delicate Currier & Ives appearance. Every time I came to a puddle I walked through it and felt like a child again. This is an unusual experience for January. AS I WALKED ALONG I saw two squirrels climbing up the trunk of a great oak tree carrying a big chunk of suet. They climbed up side by side, holding the suet close to the trunk of the tree with their noses and front feet They would push it up a few inches, then push themselves along with their hind feet and their tails. It was a tedious process and I held my breath. Finally they reached the top part of the trunk and disappeared on the other side, dropping the suet apparently into a hollow of the tree. TM READING A gift book, "Silence in the Snowy Fields" by the Minnesota poet, Or By Don Oakley War Was 'Secret', Will Peace Be? You could hardly tell a dove from a hawk in Congress 'and may we never need to use those terms again) when the Vietnam cease-fire was announced. While the former were perhaps not as brimming over as the latter with praise for President Nixon's steadfastness in pursuing a peace agreement that has a chance of working and lasting, both were united in their expressions of joy that the war has finally come to an end. A pointed—almost poignant—comment was made by one congressman, however. "The President has been so secretive both about his warmaking and his peacemaking," said Rep. James V. Stanton, Ohio Democrat, "that 1 and other members of Congress up until this time lack sufficient information to judge whether President Nixon has achieved a peace with honor, whatever he means by that word. We find ourselves in a situation where a very complicated war ends up in a highly complicated truce. "Now that reasons for secrecy no longer exist, as President Nixon himself asserted Tuesday night (Jan. 23), I would hope that he takes Congress into his confidence and seeks the legislative branch in efforts to maintain the peace." That, in a nutshell, pretty well sums up the role of Congress throughout the Vietnam war. It was an executive war, a presidential war, from beginning to end and Stanton has good reason to wonder if it is also going to be a presidential peace. In the beginning, lacking the full information on which Lyndon B. Johnson based his fateful decisions, Congress could only trust his judgment, as did the nation as a whole. (Indeed, the American public still lacks that information and we are having a trial—the "Pentagon Papers" trial—over the revelation of some of the secret assessments and reports which led to our involvement in Vietnam.) In the middle of the war, lacking solutions or a consensus on alternatives, Congress could only continue to support the President. Its repeal of the Tonkin Gulf resolution, which President Johnson had used as his authority to take whatever steps he considered necessary to meet North Vietnam's mtyitary threat to South Vietnam, was a symbolic gesture, changing neither the past nor the present. Finally, at the end. Congress was reduced almost to a position of impotence and futility, talking endlessly about voting a cut-off of war funds by this date or that date, yet fearful of undercutting President Nixon in the Paris negotiations. Even now it may be asked what Congress can contribute, as Stanton hopes, to "efforts to maintain the peace." If it so much as debates a ban on any retaliatory use of U.S. air power in case the Communists break the peace, it will no doubt be accused of encouraging the very possibility of renewed aggression. A "war powers" bill that has been kicking around Congress for a long time would, among other things, limit executive latitude in responding militarily to a crisis to a 30-day period. But it has been criticized on the grounds that not only would it not have prevented Vietnam but it could actually endanger future national security. Whatever else it did, the Vietnam war raised serious and fundamental questions about the constitutional division of powers and responsibilities between the legislative and executive branches, questions that may now be transferred to the domestic scene in the hot controversy between Congress and President Nixon over spending authority. But as for peace in Vietnam, in the final analysis it depends upon the good will of the signatories to the treaty. And as for the chance of future Vietnams, it depends upon whether the world has learned anything, and whether the great powers are ready to lead it across President Nixon's envisioned threshold of a new era of peace. A Case of Ex Post Facto Here's one to add to the roundup of zany happenings in 1972. According to the American Water Works Association, a student in Los Angeles got hauled into court because a fire hydrant was parked next to his automobile. Case was dismissed when the city water department explained to the judge that the facility had keen installed during the middle of the night. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Robert Bly. He makes winter beautiful and meaningful, and I see it with new eyes. If you haven't read the book, try to find a copy. This is his first published book-length collection of poems. Bly lives on a farm near Madison, Minnesota, and is an editor, poet and translator. He is achieving important stature as a poet WAR TOUCHES EVERYONE either directly or indirectly, and reaches into the innermost recesses of society, like mission centers. Someone should write an article on why families of sons killed or missing in Vietnam send these precious belongings away, instead of keeping them. It is not unusual for us at the Humdrum Mission Center to receive boxes of such material. We have even had blood-stained and bullet-ridden clothing in such boxes. SOME FATHERS and mothers won't even sort this material; others clean out their soldier sons' clothes closets and dresser drawers. They ask us to give the usable articles to some needy cause, or to please burn what can't be used. We get their military and civilian possessions, including the flag from their casket, medals and awards for valor, bibles, rosaries, billfolds, letters, pictures, high school and college trophies, pins and rings, oh, I could go on. Going through suchboxes is like touching something sacred and wondering what I would do if I were in their place. Why do we have to have war? EVERY SO OFTEN when I am up town I run into someone I haven't seen for a long time. Most of the time they say something cheerful and encouraging, but now and then I am greeted like this: "Well, for goodness sake, are you still able to get around?' I HAVEN'T THE HEART to tell them of all the irons I have in the fire and the dreams of doing so many things yet before I die. It sounds too cruel. The Mailbag BY HAL BOYLE NEW YORK AP - Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Penicillin can kill as well as cure. Allergic responses to the drug — penicillin poisoning — take about 200 lives annually in the United States. Wood is one of the strongest as well as the most durable of substances. A block of it only one inch square and 2 '/4 inches long can support a weight of 10,000 pounds. Made up of millions of air cells held together by llgnin, a powerful natural glue, wooden timbers more than 2,700 years old have been found in good conditions in ancient Turkish tombs. SGT. STRJKS... FOREVER by Bill Howrilla THE BORN LOSER SIX M5CE V*teKS- OF MM&2,iHE MO-JAMtW OAUS AMP by Art Sanson* h—n Q Wl ty NU, fat, TM. hf. tit. Hi, OK, CARNIVAL by Dick Tumtr SIOE GLANCES by Gill Fox "Dont b» ridiculous, Emory!" "You CANT IWo boyond your moans whon you have 12 orodrt cords!" « l»7l t, MU, IH, 1M, b, M. tat. ON. WINTHROF by Dick Covoltt NO COMMENT. THE BADGE GUYS >N£3 THATfe OFF THE (ZBOCXSD/ DICK by Bowon & Sdiwwrx BUT IP ME PONT ARREST NOU... «HirP...1HE CHIEF ...AMP... "Uf • f»yo anotbor ont, Joslo! I'm protty our* tho Fronoh novo dovtluod tho otlorio!" W ^^W ^J '^^m^W^ eft

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