Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 29, 1971 · Page 1
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Estherville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 29, 1971
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4 UDMO Notified: X- 1-70 of Uistory * 50316 Poverty Redesigned Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., Emmetsburg, was notified on Dec. 20 that the National O.E.O. Income Poverty Guidelines have been revised upward. These family income guidelines are used as a definition of poverty. These poverty guidelines determine eligibility for programs sponsored by the Upper Des Moines Opportunity. Inc. The income guide for a family of four with a non-farm income was $3,800, now has been raised to $4,000. A farm family of four was $3,200, now is $3,400. For families with more than seven members, add $600 for each additional member in a non- farm family and $500 for each additional member in a farm family. These income guidelines determine eligibility for Head New Pove Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Nonfarm Family $2,000 2,600 3,300 4,000 4,700 5,300 5,900 rty Farm Family $1,700 2,100 2,800 3,400 4,000 4,500 5,000 Start, Neighborhood Youth Corps, Operation Mainstream, and Family Planning. The Rev. Thomas Gwinn, Episcopal pastor of Algona and Emmetsburg, is president of the Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. The Upper Des Moines serves the following nine counties: Osceola, O'Brien, Dickinson, Clay, Buena Vista, Emmet, Palo Alto, Pocahontas and Kossuth. Hansen Vehicle AILY NEWS 104th YEAR, NO. 60 Esthorville, Iowa, 51334, Wednesday, December 29, 1971 WEEK, 60 C , COPY, i5c For 64th Assembly Priorities Are Set One Hurt in Crash Today Harvey Hansen, 35, of Estherville was hospitalized with a broken collar bone, rib injuries, and facial lacerations early Wednesday morning as the result of a van-truck collision South of Estherville on Highway 4. The late model van driven by Hansen collided with a truck driven by Barry Spaude, Gibbon, Minn., shortly after 7 a.m. while the Spaude truck was waiting to make a left turn into the Kent Feed plant. Both vehicles were headed south at the time of the mishap. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) With the second session of the 64th General Assembly just weeks away, Gov. Robert D. Ray and key Republican legislators have reached agreement on priority items for the session. Ray met with the legislative leaders for about two hours Tuesday and afterwards said the meeting "gave us an opportunity to discuss some of the issues they (the legislature) will be confronted with." Both the governor and the lawmakers described the discussion as friendly, cooperative and helpful. Highway patrolman Marvin Loebach, investigating officer, said no 'igfm^/^--W^-fW^;^-iMa time pending further investigation;"*«*•"'*fct; ««ov; Roger Jepsen said Damage to the Hansen van was estimated in excess of $600 while he hoped the discussion would the Spaude truck substained an estimated $200. make the 1972 legislative session, which opens Jan. 10, Van Interior (Daily News Photo by Chuck Ostheimer) Two Years Data Still I More Crime WASHINGTON (AP) Crime in the United States increased 6 per cent during the first nine months of this year, the FBI reported today. Violent crime was up 10 per Ask Change In Country Elevator Rule WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Harold Hughes, D-Iowa, says he has appealed to the Secretary of Agriculture for a change in a rule that Hughes says "imposes an unfair burden on country elevator operators" in the Department of Agriculture's corn purchasing program. Hughes says the rule stipulates that offers to sell government grain will be accepted only for corn specifically grading Number 2 and stored at warehouses equipped for official weighing and grading service. The rule, Hughes claims, poses two problems for country elevator operators. "First he must move his grain at his own expense to a warehouse providing the weighing and grading service and pay that warehouse a two-cent per bushel in-charge," Hughes argued. "Second, if the corn is not then judged Number 2 in all respects, the country elevator is at the ' mercy of the receiving warehouse as to the price of the re-graded corn." Hughes proposes that the government purchase Number 2 basis corn at country elevators with an agreed pricing arrangement for the corn "in the event of a grade shortfall at the time of physical delivery to CCC or its consignee." Hughes says a similar arrangement has been followed with farmer deliveries of collateral under the corn loan program. He says his proposal is the result of "complaints from country elevator operators in Iowa." After Census, Reverberates cent and property crime up 6 per cent compared with the same period last year. Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell, in releasing the FBI's statistics, said the percentage increase was the smallest in five years. He noted that 52 cities with more than 100,000 population reported fewer crimes than in the first nine months of 1970. The largest cities, those with more than 250,000 population, reported an average increase of 3 per cent during the period. Suburban and rural areas reported crime increases of 11 per cent and 6 per cent respectively. Murder, rape, robbery and assault—the violent crimes—all rose during the nine months, as did the property crimes of burglary, larceny and auto theft. Murder increased 10 per cent, rape 7 per cent, robbery 12 per cent and assault 8 per cent. Burglary rose 7 per cent, larceny 6 per cent and auto theft 2 per cent. The Western states recorded the greatest over-all nine-month increase of 10 per cent, with crime up 9 per cent in the Northeastern states and 3 per cent in both the North Central and Southern states. The 20 cities between 500,000 and one million in population reported an over-all decrease of 3 per cent in recorded crimes during the nine months. Only one crime, aggravated assault, showed an increase in those cities. It was up 1 per cent. The FBI said armed robbery, which makes up two-thirds of all robbery offenses, increased 17 per cent, while assaults with firearms, accounting for one- fourth of serious assaults, increased 11 per cent. The 6 per cent over-all increase for the nation compares with percentage increases in the past five years of 10 in 1970, 11 in 1969, 19 in 1968, and 16 In 1967. WASHINGTON (AP) - It's been nearly two years since the government counted you, your neighbor and the guy down the street. But chances are your legislature still doesn't know how many live on your block. The census of April 1, 1970, was a one-day snapshot of the country. The picture still is being developed, and waiting for it are state and local governments under the gun to reapportion. The material that's sought is called "block data,"—literally a count of people who live on a given city block, arranged with neat little quick-glance maps. The Census Bureau is tabulating 1,500,000 such blocks, a staggering task even with computers. Census data is a basic tool for redistricters. It provides the answer for the courts' demand that every person be represented equally in city and county councils, in the state legislature and in the U.S. House of Representatives. "People are paying attention to population data as never before," said a key official at the Census Bureau. "When people did their redisricting after the 1960 census, there was no rush because there were no legal mandates." Then came the Supreme Court's one-man, one-vote rulings of the 60s and "anybody is able to take a state legislature into federal court," he said. "People want to redistrict as fast as possible. A lot more people are knocking at our door and they want data earlier than the Census Bureau can give it to them." On the day of the census, the bureau set 180,000 people to counting noses. Preliminary data was released in the fall of 1970. By Febrary this year, each state had the figures for its part of the 250,000 "enumeration districts" the bureau tabulates. "The Master Enumeration District list was available," the census official said. "Some states picked it up, some didn't. But a lot of older politicians, particularly the ones that worked on redistricting in the 60s, were used to using block data. And some states could not use the MED list because it averages 800 people per district." The bureau began distributing the block data last September and expects to have it all out by the end of January, depending on how fast the government printing office works. "An awful lot of these block reports are down at the GPO," said the census bureau man. "We are getting a lot of letters from people that know the data is out and can't get it." While pointing to a backlog at the printing office, the official also conceded that the Census Bureau "said it would deliver the data before it did and didn't meet its deadline." "This has been an incredible census," he said. "About 18,000 cities and towns and it seems like that many had complaints about the count. This slowed up the census by 4-5 months while we checked out complaints." The bureau brought part of this problem on itself. "In 1967 the bureau made a sample study, highly theoretical, and admitted to missing people for the first time in its history," said the official. "It believed it missed five million people in 1960. It caused every city, county and state to think that part of that miss was in their area and they watched this time." Another factor, the official said, was that "a lot of states had impossible deadlines. Pennsylvania was in this bind. They had to have block data and they couldn't redistrict last year. New York had to do the same thing. California, which is just as big, has done very well with the MED list. But California is angry about not getting data on Spanish-Americans. "Some legislatures have laws saying they must redistrict after release of census data. But the question is, what is census data?" Bat Bulletin: Two Down The following special bulletin was received from the Estherville Public Library late yesterday: "Funeral services will not be held for two loyal friends of the Estherville Public Library who recently succumbed to the crowded conditions in the basement magazine room. "The bodies of Brucie and Bettina Bat were discovered by assistant librarian Carlyn Walz as she was rearranging the shelves for new magazines. "Police Officer Morton Evans performed the removal ceremony. It is hoped that no survivors will be located." "more orderly, productive and briefer." Among the items which Ray and the Republican legislative leaders agreed should be given priority attention are: — Initiation of action toward establishing a state Department of Transportation. — Eliminating many property tax exemptions. — Creation of a state Environmental Quality Control Department — Adoption of a unified trial court, a measure which would abolish justice of the peace courts in Iowa. — Control of billboards and junkyards along interstate and primary highways. — Giving "Iowa residents "full' rights of majority at the age of 18 instead of 21 as at present. — Safety inspection of carnival and amusement park rides. — Completion of action on a new law code for cities and towns to give them home rule. This bill passed the House this year and awaits action in the Senate. — Allowing prosecutors to grant a witness immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony against another persons in criminal trial. — Regulation of book holding companies. — Starting the final phase of the state's hog cholera eradication program. — Assessment of property for taxation annually instead of every four years. — Finding a way to fund the state's share of the proposed 1976 World Food Fair, estimated at somewhere between $2 million and $10 million. House Speaker William Harbor, R-Henderson, said no ef­ fort was made to assign "numerical priorities — one, two, three and so on" to the various issues. Legislative leaders generally have set March 31 as the target date for ending the session, but Harbor says it could well run longer if action is taken on all the priority issues and others that may come up. During Tuesday's meeting, Ray and the other Republicans found themselves not so closely in accord on one issue which is close to the governor's heart — establishing the office of state ombudsman. Ray said he felt the legislative leaders were "willing to consider"' the .measure, though both Harbor and Jepsen said the leadership "isn't as sold on it as is the governor." Ray said however, he will continue to push strongly for the establishment of the office. The . goveror added he was pleased to find so many areas of agreement, particularly on the unified trial court, environmental quality control agency and home rule for cities and towns. He said he feels strongly about the unified trial court because "our archaic judicial system which is as old or even older than the state needs to be changed." Ray said he brought up the question of abolishing the state's county school system in favor of regional units for providing special education services to local school districts and feels the legislature will give it consideration. Financing the proposed World Food Fair is a problem that has both the governor and the Jepsen and Harbor said there was "no strong feeling either way" expressedon the county school system measure recommended by an interim study committee but agreed it may come up. "There wasn't a tug or push for consensus on any issue unless it came easily," Jepsen explained. "We just ran things up the pole to see where we stand." legislative leaders worried. The plan was developed as part of Iowa's observance of the United States bicentennial celebration and has been approved by the United States Bicentennial Commission. Its total cost Is estimated at $80 million to $100 million. Ray said most of the money would come from federal funds and private sources but "the state will have to put up some." Jepsen and Harbor said the legislature will have to try to find the necessary money even though the leaders are opposed to any major new appropriations during the present session. They said they may explore the possibility of issuing bonds for the state's share. Attending Tuesday's meeting besides Ray, Jepsen and Harbor were Senate Preaident Pro Tem Vernon Kyhl of Parkersburg, Majority Leader Clifton Lamborn of Maquoketa, Asst. Majority Leader Charles Balloun of Toledo and Sen. Lucas DeKoster of Hull, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee; House Majority Leader Andrew Varley of Stuart and House Appropriations Chairman John Camp of Bryant. Be an Oklahoma Fruit Farmer Toll Free Calls For Tax Dope DES MOINES — The Internal Revenue Service has implemented Centiphone, a toll free telephone system, which will provide improved service in Iowa to taxpayers. This is a system whereby a taxpayer anywhere in the State of Iowa may call a toll free telephone number which will put them in touch with IRS tax specialists. The number is 800-3622030. Centiphone is now operational. Centiphone provides better service, according to Voskuil, because the individual will receive fast answers from a central location. "In addition, IRS efficiency will be improved. This is a real opportunity to improve service and save the tax dollar at the same time," Voskuil said. Taxpayers living in the local calling area of Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City, and Waterloo should continue to call the local IRS office for information. Iowans outside these areas may call 800362-2030, toll free. In addition to tax questions, Economic Stabilization Program questions will be handled by the same numbers. The service is locally and via Centiphone from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - If you are unemployed, but would like to earn your way and don't mind working hard, the State of Oklahoma has a proposition for you. The state Office of Economic Opportunity is looking for 300 families it plans to set up with 10-acre fruit farms and min­ imum incomes of $7,000 a year. If the program is successful, several thousand more Oklahoma families will receive the same deal within five years. Gov. David Hall stresses that the program requires hard physical labor and perseverance. To acquire title to 10 acres in Bangladesh Proper Name DACCA (AP) — The nation that used to be East Pakistan has acquired a name that's well known around the world, but this capital is confused as to its spelling. Some make it Bang la Desh, two words, others Bangladesh. The two words mean "Bengali nation." The one-word version is a contraction similar to the one that turned Viet Nam into Vietnam for general usage—although the Saigon government tends to use a hyphenated form. M. R. Akhtar, the government's director of press and information, says the official spelling is Bangladesh. This style is used in Dacca newspapers and on most official 7^e *p(nec<z4t documents. It is for Associated patches. Akhtar acknowledges there's cause for confusion. The man who designed the nation's first postage stamp, not yet placed on sale, engraved Desh." being adopted Press dis- it "Bangla THREATENING May Draft Guard WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Pentagon officials are studying the possibility of drafting young men into the Army National Guard. There are some legal and political hangups, but guard sources say the draft may be the only way to bolster a sagging but critical part of the nation's military establishment. For now, they are relying on higher pay and other incentives to re-enlistment to reverse the diminishing size of units around the country. Army Guard strength has dipped to its lowest level in six years— 384,000, 16,000 below the authorized level. southeastern Oklahoma you have to clear the land of black jack and scrub oak. The OEO will provide free use of chain saws and other equipment for clearing, plus instructions on how to run the equipment. Then the OEO will help grade the land and provide vines and trees for an orchard. OEO officials say the orchards will produce at least $7,000 a year for each family in the program. The state agency will provide instructions and assist in getting the operation started. The OEO will offer temporary housing during the clearing and, later, will assist in obtaining financing for a low cost, modern home on the farm site. To qualify, you must earn less than the federal poverty guideline, which ranges from $1,600 for a farm family of one to $5,600 for a nonfarm family of seven. You also must receive some type of subsistence income, such as welfare assistance, Social Security or a private pension. The subsistence income is necessary because first-year income from a berry crop will total only about $1,500 per family. In addition, the OEO will offer $200 per month for part-time work clearing land on adjoining property. In the third year a family can expect an income of $7,000 or above with a fully producing orchard, officials estimate. OEO Director Rex Sparger has obtained 3,100 acres nine miles east of Stringtown to accommodate approximately 310 of the vineyards and fruit orchards.

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