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EM Where to find it Great River Reglaa Highs are predicted in the OpinioM, Ideal 4 upper 30s today, with Dafly Record 5 decreasing cloudiness and Phases winds variable at 5 to 10 Nation mph For Friday, a chance Werti of rain is predicted, along Sports 11-13 with highs in the upper 30s. Business 14 Rain changing to snow is Classified ads 15-u forecast for the weekend. Features 17-18 Weather details page 5 Former Cotter eager standout atUW-La Crosse ft Comedian doing well after surgery 8 "WinmaDailyNews 2 Sections 25 1 28th Year of Publication Winona, Minnesota, Thursday, December 23, 1982 WSU oresidential search takes shaoe minietrotiitA hi4ant anW By LENLaCARA Wefald's office, but two weeks later faculty request that he also pick the acting administration's represen representatives, other committee than a date requested by WSU Here's how it will go Here is the tentative timetable for the presidential search procedure at Winona State University. Final procedure approval is expected at the Jan. 18 meeting of the State University Board Jan.

3-24: Vacancy notice filed and advertised in the Chronicle of Higher Education, a weekly newspaper distributed nationally. Jan. 31 Deadline for receipt of applications and nominations. Feb. l-io.

Search committee reviews applications (closed session under Minnesota statutes Feb. 11: Selection of 25 semi-finalists. Feb. 14-28: Receipt of additional letters of recommendations. March 1-1; Search committee reviews letters of recommendation.

March 10-U: Search committee selects four finalists; chancellor and State University Board may add up to four candidates. Finaists' names become public information at this point. March 16-April 15: Finalists interviewed at WSU by faculty, students, administrators, support staff and community leaders. April 27-28: State University Board interviews finalists and selects new president. This search will be canceled anytime before April 8 if ailing President Robert Hanson is well enough to resume his duties.

tative, That he appoint a member of the business or civic sector from Economic Region 10. The chancellor's office also rejected a request from WSU's Student Association that five students sit on the committee. The three student members will be chosen next month by the Student Senate. Faculty representatives were elected by Faculty Senate members Dec. 6.

They are: Association President Henry, Vice President Richard Shields, and senators Judy Schlawin, Don English, Fred Foss and Wayne Erickson. Henry and Shields admitted many faculty members are upset that they were not given a chance to vote for their representatives. But Henry said at the meeting that such criticisms were "inappropriate. "We have done our homework. I cannot support a popularity contest for this procedure," he said.

Shields added, "It's very important that the faculty present a united front." In addition to the faculty, ad Six faculty members, three students and 11 others will help pick the next president of Winona State University. The local search committee will review and recommend candidates to replace President Robert Hanson, who was stricken by a brain aneurism a year ago. Should Hanson be able to resume work by April 8, 1963, the day his vacation and sick leave ends, the search will be canceled Most state university officials doubt that will occur. A search procedure, timetable and job description have been approved tentatively by members of the State University Board, according to Sharon Miller, executive assistant to the chancellor. Formal approval will come at the board's Jan.

18 meeting, Miller said The search committee's first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 1. Selection of a new president is likely to occur at a special State University Board meeting April 27 or 28. That date is sooner than one first proposed by Chancellor Jon Faculty Association. Faculty Association President Rod Henry has told his Faculty Senate that April 27 was the earliest date a quorum of board members could meet.

Wefald agreed to shorten the timetable at a Dec. 2 session with faculty in Winona. The original version would have ended in mid-May. He later agreed to faculty requests: That Sheila Kaplan, vice chancellor for academic affairs, not chair the search committee. Faculty members felt her presence would prejudice the committee.

Instead, Kaplan's assistant, Adrian Tinsley, will run the committee. She will not vote on any candidates. Tinsley also is in charge of the presidential search committee at Southwest State; That the acting administration's representative not serve as secretary. At other universities, the administrator usually held the post because he or she had the file space needed to store Wefald agreed to appoint a second administrator as secretary, but Miller said whoever is appointed will not have a vote. However, the chancellor refused a applications and other committee information.

Again, faculty members said an administrator as secretary would hamper the process. Wisconsin's jobless rate climbs again. members will be: Tom Martin, representing the WSU Alumni Association, and Tim Dalton, president of the WSU Foundation; R.J. Semple, publisher of the Daily News and chairman of the higher education task force of the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce; A member of WSU's support staff (maintenance, secretaries, to be elected by the governing body of Council 6 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Two non-teaching faculty members, to be picked by' the governing body of the Minnesota State Universities Association of Administrative and Service Faculty; and A member to be elected by the combined memberships of the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, Middle Management Association and Minnesota Nurses Association. The chancellor's office will release a full list of names in mid-January, Miller said.

Gas tax victory predicted WASHINGTON (AP) Republican Leader Howard Baker predicted victory Wednesday in the Senate's long struggle tb break a conservative filibuster and approve a nickel hike in the federal gasoline' tax before adjourning for the year. "I think we'll pass it" when the roll is called on Thursday, Baker, said, although he added President Reagan was making telephone calls to wavering senators just to make sure. Sen. Jesse Helms, one of two conservatives who mounted a last-minute filibuster against the bill, declined to predict the outcome. "I left my crystal ball back in the office.

I don't have any idea," he said. Sen. John East, the other leading opponent of the bill, had no comment. The bill would provide an estimated $5.5 billion a year for highway and mass transit repair by increasing the gas tax to 9 cents per gallon. As an added inducement for support, the measure also called for extending unemployment benefits by up to six weeks in states where joblessness is highest.

That would mean eligible workers could receive up to 55 weeks of benefits. At the same time, Baker conceded legislation the Reagan administration is seeking to extend trade benefits to Caribbean nations is dead for the 97th Congress. A White Housebacked bill to pay farmers with grain in exchange for reducing their crop size also has no chance for passage, he said. MADISON, Wis. (AP) The number of Wisconsin unemployed climbed to a post-Depression high of 272,100 people in November, or 53.6 percent above a year earlier, the state reported Wednesday.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined from October's 11.8 percent to 11.5 percent, the state said. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 10.3 percent. About 15,400 workers lost their jobs in November, dropping the number of people employed in the state last month to an estimated 2,203,000, -the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations said. "I don't see any basis for improvement," said DILHR Secretary James Gosling. "I think we'll be skidding along the bottom (of the recession) for several months." Wisconsin's improvement in the seasonally adjusted figures reflected what was expected to occur at this time of year and the fact that many individuals simply gave up looking for work, DILHR officials said.

The Janesville-Beloit and the Racine areas continued to be har dest tut with the unemployed, the agency said. Janesville-Beloit 's unemployment figure was 19.9 percent, up from the 17.4 percent of a month earlier. Racine's jobless rate was 15.6 percent, down from the 16.7 percent of midOctober. Other unemployment figures for mid-November were. Milwaukee 12.5 percent; Kenosha, 11.3 percent; Appleton-Oshkosh, 10.7 percent; Green Bay, 10.1 percent; LaCrosse, 9.6 percent; Green Bay, 10.1 percent; and Madison, 7.3 percent.

Wisconsin's 11.5 percent mid November; unemployment figure compared with Michigan's 17.2 percent, Ohio's 14.2 percent, Illinois' 12.1 percent, and California's 11.2 percent, DILHR said. Gosling said 9,900 manufacturing jobs were lost between mid-October and mid-November. Many were in the durable goods sector, he said. Service employment declined more than normal, with the major weakness in the hospital sector, Gosling said. Employment in transportation and public utilities declined faster than normal for November, it added.

Declines in finance, insurance and real estate followed seasonal patterns. 1 unemployment tally challenged in Minnesota MmVe XBbHHBBH flBBBWUBinBaBku. slM WM1 Daily News photo by Jim Galewiki Groups that use the lodge contribute the ornaments each year and the tree is decorated with them. Making the most of Christmas past, Lake Park Lodge custodian Erv Przybylski arranges hand-made ornaments, some 20 years old, on the lodqe's Christmas tree. 8 years ago her child vanished FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) computing jobless figures in 1970.

The unemployment rate in October was 7.6 percent, while the jobless rate in November 1981 was 5.4 percent. The comparable national rate for November was 10.4 percent. The 8.6 percent rate and the comparable national figure were not adjusted for seasonal variations. The October-to-November increase is the largest one-month jump since the jobless rate zoomed from 6.2 percent last December to 7.6 percent in January. The latest jobless figure is part of a gloomy economic outlook facing Rudy Perpich, who takes office Jan.

3. It may also threaten to unbalance the current state budget. Perpich said in an interview the November jobless rate could mean the state's budget may again be out of balance before the end of the current fiscal year, on June, 30, 1983. "It means more problems for the budget very obviously," said Perpich. "I didn't expect it to jump that It's just bad news as far as the budget is concerned." The state's labor force in November was 2,153,700, down 11,300 from October and up 18,900 from November of 1981.

ST. PAUL (AP) A record 8.6 percent unemployment rate for Minnesota in November is an overstatement, says an official of the state Department of Economic Security. "We believe the methodology mandated by the federal government is overstating the unemployment rate," said Wayne Graner, a research analyst. Graner said one reason Economic Security officials question the accuracy of the federal figure is that there hasn't been a corresponding increase in the number of people filing for jobless benefits. "The data we have from other sources from the unemployment insurance system doesn't really parallel this kind of increase in the total unemployment rate," he said.

Graner said there's normally an increase of about 0.5 percent in the November jobless rate because of reduced employment levels in seasonal industries such as construction and tourism. The November jobless rate surpassed the previous record of 7.7 percent recorded last February and March and in January 1976. It's the highest level since the department began its current method of Inside were gifts the girls had bought, and a pair of blue jeans Leslie had gotten out of laya way. The car was not dusted for fingerprints because officers did not think they were dealing with a crime. "I could have told you that night that they hadn't run away," Mrs.

Wilson said. "Leslie wanted to go to that party. And no 9-year-old is going to run off two (Jays before Christmas. Everybody knows that. The families of the missing girls have sent 70,000 handbills with their daughters' photographs throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.

They sent the pictures to 45 newspapers. They hired a private investigator, and followed up every tip from seers and psychics who (Continued on page 5) Missing child her great-grandmother's house at 4 p.m. "We were going to a party," Mrs. Wilson said. "I know she intended to be there." Police never had many clues to the disappearance of Leslie and her friends Mary Rachel Trlica, 17, and Julie Mosely, 9.

Investigators first assumed the girls had run away. A few days later after they vanished, a note mailed to Tommy Trlica, Mary Rachel's husband of six months, seemed to support that theory. "I know I'm going to catch it, but we just had to get away," the penciled note said. "We're going to Houston. See you in about a week.

The car is in Sears upper lot." Mary Rachel's name was misspelled, and FBI handwriting experts could not confirm if she had written the letter. But the car was where the note said it would be. Associated Press. "When I read in this morning's paper about President Reagan's Missing Children's Act, it gave me a new hope." The bill signed by Reagan in October permits parents to ask the FBI if the name of their missing child is in its computer files. If local police decline to enter the name, the act permits parents to do so on their own.

"Oh, I dream about her quite often. I know what she hasn't changed," Mrs. Wilson said, gazing at the last school picture of her daughter. "She'd be tall, and headstrong, spoiled, you know." Leslie Renee Wilson set out with two friends on an afternoon of Christmas shopping at Seminary South shopping mall Dec. 23, 1974.

She instructed her mother "in no uncertain terms" to pick her up at Leslie Wilson's presents are still in the attic of the small white frame house. The new clothes are out of style, and she is too old for the toys. Everything was bought for a 14-yearold girl who disappeared eight years ago while Christmas shopping. If she's still alive, Leslie is now 22. Her little brother has grown up, married, and become a father.

Her great-grandmother, who took care of her while her mother worked, is dead. Her Pekingese grew old and sick and had to be destroyed four years ago. But the gifts are still in the attic, and her mother, Judy Wilson, now 40, still hopes. "Would you please assist in our search for our children?" Mrs. Wilson recently wrote to the i.

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