Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on November 19, 1981 · 3
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, November 19, 1981
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vt-X4 , r gDSGD Globe-Gazette Ms ion City-Clfar Uakt, Iowa Thursday, November 19, 1981 llliliil! -'tir p iff jf ' ' 1 J' u its Hi 1" - A w f 1 1 lav -I'lf If I v i i il i r nil ill. s 'vv-; , v -r - o til y-- - Srr - '?, -v x 4 l AW ' " 1 L ISM , . r?'i I y .. J . ft ".I :?; - t' &$" ..-! 1 .sA'XX' '-w-ii-r -"lX Jcsf re tire oor Second-graders Dallas Nelson (left) and David Hjalmervik are the act, with a hat just like one of many worn by Bartholomew Cub-dressed as their favorite characters from books, Peter Rabbit and bins in Dr. Seuss' book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins." Pete the Cowboy, for "book character day" at Jefferson Elemen- (Staff photo by Jeff Heinz) tary School in Mason City. Even their teacher, Sue Bartz. gets into ' City masi celebrates special anniversary this Smokeout Day ; By Patricia Morgan '., .". Staff Writer MASON CITY It's not as big an occasion as Thanksgiving or Christmas, , bijt today is special for Dennis Somers. Today is the Great American Smokeout Day and it's been exactly one year the 1980 smokeout day ; since Somers smoked his last cigarette. "I went the first day and then I went the second day and found it was a lot easier to stop smoking than I thought. I think people are afraid to try it,'.' Somers said. : Somers admitted he was afraid to stop smoking at first. Two years ago today, he gave up smoking for smokeout day, but last year, he decided it was time to stop smoking for good. Somers said none of the publicity and health warnings made a differ ence to his decision. The fact someone cared enough about him to ask him to stop was the real reason he put down the cigarettes. "I wouldn't have quit unless they asked me to," he said of the smokeout committee. Somers, 44, began smoking more than 20 years ago 'while in high school. "We decided in school it was the thing to do. It was a fad," he recalled. What started as a fad became a way of life. . , "I had gone to smoking over two packs a day. Then 1 switched to the low-tar cigarettes and smoked even more," he said. Although quitting the habit went smoother than he expected, he did find himself "reaching into my pocket" a lot at first. "I ate a little more than I should !" if- Music lecture-recital scheduled Dennis Somers (after stopping smoking) and gained some weight, but I'm getting that under control now. Part of that ' MASON CITY - Music Teachers of North Iowa will present Dr. Joyce Gault in a lecture-recital on "The Pianistic Styles of Debussy" at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Jones Piano House in Mason City. . Musical , examples will be discussed, from the Debussy "Preludes." the first book of "Images" and "Clair de lune." Gault will play a number of "Preludes" to conclude her presenation. Fees are $3 for non-members and adults, $2 for members and ?1 for students. Gault is professor of piano at the . University of Northern Iowa. She received her bachelor of arts degree from UNI and master and doctor of music degrees from Northwestern University in piano performance. She also has studied in France and Juilliard School of Music, where she 'was one of four pianists ' chosen for the finals of the Allied Arts Piano Competition in Chicago. She has presented many recitals and has performed solos with nu- SiK" -s v S also was the winter doldrums there just wasn't as much to do," he said. "I found out smoking was a habit I don't need. I wasn't getting anything out of it except headaches and a sore throat I wasn't really enjoying it. By stopping I became aware of how others feel about smoking some just don't like it," he said. Somers also said he doesn't think as many people smoke as did in the past. He said laws favoring non-smokers also seem to indicate the cigarette habit may be going up in smoke. Now, Somers is out trying to help others break the habit. He has been getting pledges from people who vow to stop smoking for the day and has been handing out buttons and putting up posters at Mason City Country Club, which he manages. "Every day a few more people sign up to stop. Once they get over the shock of the idea of quitting ... it's not as hard as they think." Dr. Joyce Gault merous orchestras. ,Her students have won many honors. Former local car in antique display . , MASON CITY A 1927 Ford formerly owned by Van Horn Auto Parts Inc. of Mason City is included in the Imperial Palace Auto Collection in Las Vegas. : The collection, an assemblage of antique and classic cars valued at 1 over $10 million, will open in December at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The collection, with over 200 cars in its first phase, is owned by Ralph Engelstad, who has been buying vintage and classic cars from ground the world for the past two years. . Autos in the collection have been owned by Al Capone, Cecil B. DeMille, Adolph Hitler and Franklin D. Roosevelt. . Library seeks 9.7 budget hike MASON CITY The Mason City Public Library Board of Trustees will seek a 9.7 percent increase in the library's budget for fiscal 1982-83. The increase, if approved by the City Council later this year, would put the library's budget at $359,716, said library director Stephen Rogge. The library presently operates under a $327,909 budget. "I don't think 9.7 percent is excessive at all and I hope the council doesn't feel that way," he said. "We've done our best to keep the growth at a minimum while maintaining the same service." The library has faced increases in many areas, particularly postage, utilities and materials, Rogge said. The cost for magazines and other materials used by the library has risen 16 percent the past year. Proposed budget items include a 7 percent pay raise for the library staff and video-related equipment such as a tape player and tapes. The same size staff will be retained and plans call for an increasing dependence on volunteers. The board Tuesday also raised the price of an annual fee card trom $5 to $8.50. The fee cards are sold to out-of-county library users. Rogge said the new rate more accurately reflects the amount of city tax the library receives per person. Water shut off in northeast today MASON CITY Water service to some northeast city residents will be interrupted between 8:30 and noon today. Water will be shut off in an area bounded by Monroe and Jefferson avenues and 2nd and 7th NW so workers can replace a valve at 5th and N. Madison, said City Utilities Engineer Tim Paranto. Today's work is the third time in two weeks valves in that area have been replaced. "We're having to replace some old valves in the system." he said. "Some of these valves are 60 to 80 years old and are corroded so badly it's easier to replace them. We find these valves in the older areas when we're doing other work." Similar valves were replaced last week and earlier this week at 2nd and N. Monroe. Paranto said another old valve, at 6th and S. President, will be replaced in the next few weeks. is NEW! I'JFCTFRU KW 9809 Western Widths B-D Sizes 7V4-13 Med Megs Craft S howl At the i fo) IQ) ! 9-5 Nora Springs Saturday, Nov. 21st All kinds of Crafts and Gifts, Macrame, Wheat Weaving, Ceramics, Crocheting and Misc. Snow is coming very soon! Make sure you're prepared to hit the slopes with this year's ski fashions and equipment. Conlin still hasn't decided if she'll run for governor MASON CITY Roxanne Conlin, undeclared candidate for Iowa governor, left Mason City Wednesday still undeclared. Several months ago, the Des Moines Democrat was considered a serious contender for the nomination in next year's elections. But that was before former Democratic governor Harold Hughes returned to his native Iowa and began checking the party climate for another run at the chief executive slot. Conlin told a group of news reporters in Mason City Wednesday she didn't know if she would go against Hughes if he decides to run for governor. She said she is a great admirer of Hughes and he is "much beloved by me." She emphasized she would support Hughes if he becomes the Democratic candidate, as she did in his past campaigns for governor and for the U.S. Senate. While saying she is waiting for the proper time to make a decision, Conlin volunteered that she is considering running for lieutenant governor as an option. Conlin's main purpose for being in Mason City was to participate in the first of 13 sessions she has scheduled around the state to discuss what she termed "tentative solutions to Iowa's problems." The session Tuesday night at North Iowa Area Community College was attended by a cross section of interests labor, business, education, government and the overall reaction, she said, was "very positive." Her priority of concerns, she said, are jobs, public works, crime-punishment and soil conservation. Through the series of meetings around the state, she said, she is r. . Roxanne Conlin taking her concerns to the people to ' solicit their ideas for solutions, ideas to be tested before being put into law. She said one failure in Iowa is that solutions are reached in a vacuum and there is disappointment when they don't work out. One tentative proposal Conlin said she could live with is a tax-break for businesses creating jobs, suggesting as much as $500 tax credit per job created. Another idea, and one that has not been explored, she said, is purchase and operation of railroads by municipalities. "We must attend to our railroads." she said, "I'm afraid the railroad bonding authority (approved this year by the Iowa Legislature) is too little, too late." Luna to be sentenced Dec. 11 MASON CITY - Hector R. Luna, 26, is to be sentenced in District Court at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, on two counts of third-degree sexual abuse. Luna, Mason City, pleaded guilty Nov. 10 to raping a woman and a 14-year-old girl in two different incidents last June. Each rape charge carries a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Luna's attorney. Public Defender William Vanderpool. has said he will present evidence at the sentencing hearing. It is expected the evidence will concern Luna's mental state during the crimes. Luna used insanity as a defense in a previous case. Luna currently is in the Cerro Gordo County jail awaiting sentencing. He has been in jail since his arrest June 10. Genetic counselors to be in city MASON CITY - A Regional Genetic Counseling Service Clinic will be held Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Family Planning Clinic. 300 15th SW. People should call Roger Chapman M.S.W.. at 515-281-6646 for an appointment. Appointments should be scheduled at least two weeks before clinic date to allow time for medical records of the client to be obtained. The clinic is a joint service of the Iowa State Department of Health and the University of Iowa. Services are free to Iowa residents. Potential clients for genetic counseling include people who have a birth defect or a genetic disease, or the parents or relatives ol such a person; couples with problems of infertility or multiple miscarriages; expectant mothers over the age of 35; members of certain ethnic groups who are at high risk for being carriers of specific diseases and families with mental subnormality. Credit union chapter meets tonight MASON CITY 'The North Central Chapter of the Iowa Credit Union League will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight at the Elks Lodge here. Dinner is at 6:30 with the meeting at 7:30. A .speaker from the Iowa Credit Union League will give an update on bankruptcy laws. Human rights panel meets today MASON CITY The Mason City Human Rights Commission is to present service awards to its members and set a date for hearing officer training when it meets at 4 this afternoon in City Hall. Members will also discuss finding a replacement for member Ray Vega, who is leaving the board. Other agenda items include discussion of next year's budget and the proposed city-county human rights commission. Hendricksons have baby girl MASON CITY A daughter, Jennifer Kaye, was born Nov. 7, 1981, to Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Hendrickson, Newton, and formerly of Mason City. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. F. Wayne Cordle, Manly, and Mr. and Mrs. Allen S. Hendrickson, Mason City. The Hendricksons moved last spring from Mason City to Newton, where they operate Hendrickson Greenhouse. They have two other children, Bryan. 5, and Jacob, 1. 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