Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 30, 1971 · Page 4
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 4

Estherville, Iowa
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Thursday, December 30, 1971
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It Happened in Emmet County ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., DEC. 30,1971 Page 4 A Review of Area News: March, 1971 Monday, March 1, — Many veterans organizations were opposing House File 185, now in the Iowa legislature. The bill, they say, would deny shelter to veterans' widows at the Iowa Soldiers Home at Marshalltown. A combination of wind, freezing rain and snow caused problems for many motorists Friday. Four Estherville men on three snowmobiles were responsible for getting 11 stranded motorists to safety. Tuesday, March 2—Dick Coon was named new president of the Estherville Ambassador Club, taking over from Gregg Matthews. An engineering firm told the city council that water problems must be solved or the city will face some embarassing situations. The city began' searching for a new well site and began planning other improvements. The school board accepted a proposed teacher salary schedule which amounted to a 5.46 per cent increase. Wednesday, March 3 — Emmet County recipients received a total of $627,912.87 in state public assistance programs during the past year. Fourteen persons were fined for violating the city's snow removal ordinance. Thursday, March 4 — Virgil Dillingei* was named sales manager and Jerl Die ken, service manager at Valen Ford. Friday, March 5 — Verna Keagle of Terril was a member of the University of South Dakota Rodeo Club. Fan Bagan, Tom Bagan, Shiela Fitzgibbons, JodiHunt, John Stafford and Steve Stroud were named Junior Ski Patrolmen and Holiday Mountain Ski Patrol members, according to Cliff Hunt, patrol leader. Monday, March 8 — Funeral services for former State Representative Leo Sanders were held today at the Presbyterian Church in Estherville. Tuesday, March 9 — Ground was broken for the new arts and sciences building of Iowa Lakes Community College. Damon Omundson was first in the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby race, while Dan Mitchell won first in the craftsmanship division. Wednesday, March 10 — Elected officers by the Estherville Youth Association for Retarded Children were Mark Mergen, president; Jerry Becker, vice president; Mike Hansen, treasurer and Rosemarie Sorenson, secretary. Mrs. Susan Billings was elected president of Wa-tan-ye. Predictions are that the west fork of the Des Moines River in Estherville will crest at 13 feet this spring. Lack of federal funds has again sidetracked Estherville hopes of establishing a low rent housing facility. Friday, March 12 — 0. E. "Bud" Olson of Olson Electric Service has completed his remodeling program on S. Sixth St. Mrs. Priscilla (Pat) Johnson, Estherville, was named Legal Secretary of the Year at a Spencer meeting of Legal Secretaries Association. Monday, March 15— Fire gutted the interior of the traveling home of recording artist Don Chapel Friday afternoon. Chapel had been appearing at the Highland Club, Estherville. Mid-America Publishing Corp. announced today it has acquired by lease the newspaper interests of W. E. Beck, Jr., of Spirit Lake, including the daily newspapers at Spencer and Estherville. Tuesday, March 16 — Dale Jacobson, Estherville, presented a model plan for a downtown shopping center to the city council Monday. Wednesday, March 17 — Winners of the Sports Festival photography contest Terry Borchers, Estherville, first place adult scenery division; Orville Holland, Minneapolis, first adult action division, and Ricky Petersen, Estherville, youth scenery division. Thursday, March 18 — Emmet County Photo Album...of the Past... Street Fair Jumping back to the 1906 era, the photograph from the album of Leo T. Waters, Estherville, shows the activity during local celebrations of the early days in Estherville. Such a "rll"AND LOIS celebration was the Estherville Street Fair with this picture looking south toward what is now Central Ave. down the present North Sixth Street along the west edge of the City Square. ARCHIE MR. FLUTESNOOT) . . SAYS A COMET f IT'S OUR \WILI_ PASS ASTRONOMY \ OVER THE CLASS *SKY / SCHOOL WATCH"/ A\ TONIGHT/ Kl 'VE GOT NEWS} FOR YOU / YOUR / CALCULATIONS ARE OFF/. ABOUT! BEETLE BAILEY had gross sales of $15,072,447 for the quarter ending June 30, 1970. Estherville had sales of $10,240,827 for the period, an increase of about $698,000. The county had gross sales of $13,564,364the previous quarter. Thursday brought another snowstorm to Iowa, and the heavy, wet snow and strong winds caused telephone and electrical outages throughout northwest Iowa. Friday, March 19 — Estherville was digging out of an 11-inch snow this morning. Some rural homes had no electricity and telephone transmission was erratic. Monday, March 22— Speaker Eldon Mac- Vey, Plover, said Vietnam and Korean Veterans should be given special concern, in an address at the observance of the American Legion's 52nd Anniversary here Friday. Tuesday, March 23— A new Estherville ordinance was to go into effect soon, making it illegal to have sump pumps, downspouts or other such piping connected to the sanitary sewer lines. Graettinger sixth grade and junior high band students were at Buena Vista College recently where they were awarded 11 division I ratings and 13 in division n. Wednesday, March 24- Robert Stall, owner-operator of Stall's Farm and Home Store here, announced he has signed a lease with William Kinnard, owner of Kinnard's Dairy Bar, for rental of the main building, and following extensive remodeling will move his store to that site. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Signs have purchased the Estherville Shoe Store. ILCC trimmed its budget and the teacher association presented a vote of "Lack of Confidence" in the administration Tuesday evening. Ray Nitschke of the Green Bay Packers addressed the Estherville High School All- Sports Banquet Tuesday night. Thursday, March 25— Jack Bixby has been named salesman at Jim Valen Ford. Rick Bose of St. Patrick's School was presented a first place award in the statewide Motor Club of Iowa Traffic Safety Poster Contest. JoAnn Kirchner, Gruver, and Pat Neppl, Estherville have been chosen to represent Emmet County as they move to the extension area level of state 4-H officer nominations. Friday, March 26 — The latest gasoline war to hit Estherville had the appearance of remaining on the battlefield for several months. Monday, March 28 — The Estherville Retail Business Bureau voted to draw up, for presentation to the city council, a resolution which would zone the downtown area as intensive commercial area. Robert D. Van Driel, adult education director of Iowa Lakes has accepted the administrative position of director of vocational education for Northwest Iowa Vocational School at Sheldon. The 'Nixon Freeze 9 Made News (EDITOR'S NOTE: Associated Press listed President Nixon's economic move as the number two story of 1971.) Under the threat of worse economic troubles, President Nixon on Aug. 15 reversed his economic policy in order to protect American jobs and factories from foreign competition and to strengthen the U.S. economy by freezing wages and prices. Although the President had opposed wage and price controls, conditions at home and abroad forced the change. Unemployment was up, the stock market was hitting new lows for the year, the dollar was in trouble overseas, and inflation was growing. To solve these problems, the President: — Ordered that all prices of manufactured goods remain where they were; — Banned all raises to workers, even those promised in existing labor contracts; — Halted the sale of gold to foreigners in return for dollars; — Imposed an extra tariff of 10 per cent of their value on all imported manufactured goods. Nixon had said one of his objections to a freeze was it would require a huge bureaucracy to enforce it. By using the Office of Emergency Preparedness and the Internal Revenue Service to monitor and enforce his program, he avoided the the small society need to hire extra people. The freeze was to be for only 90 days. At home, the steps had a quick and favorable result. The stock market rose a record 32.93 points on the Dow Jones industrial average on the first day after the Nixon speech. Volume also reached a record 31 million shares as investors took heart that the country's problems might be on the way to a solution. Overseas the steps were less welcome but results equally cheerful. Elimination of a fixed gold price for the dollar amounted, in effect, to devaluation of the dollar in terms of gold. This meant it cost more dollars to buy, say, 100 marks. Therefore, a Volkswagen cost more in the United States and the hope was this would help the domestic auto industry and thus the American economy. The 10 per cent surcharge had the same effect. The price of a Volkswagen went up because importers had to pay a higher duty. As the 90-day Phase 1 of the economic plan came to an end, the President announced that in Phase 2 raises would be permitted, some prices could be increased. He appointed boards to decide how much. Labor objected because it had only five votes on the 15-vote Pay Board, but went along. The vagueness of Phase 2 was a key part—nobody knew how long it would last or whether labor would continue to cooperate. by Brickman By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 1971. There is one day left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1853, the United States and Mexico signed the Gadsden Purchase. The United States obtained an area of 45,000 square miles in what is now New Mexico and Arizona. In 1911, a revolutionary provisional assembly in China elected Dr. Sun Yat- sen the nation's first president. In 1943, in the Pacific war U.S. Marines captured the airfield at Cape Gloucester, New Britain. In 1947, King Michael of Romania agreed to abdicate, charging he was being forced off the throne by Communists. Ten years ago: It was announced that the First Lady, Mrs. John F. Kennedy, would delay a trip to India and Pakistan from January until early March. Five years ago: A Soviet fishing fleet refrigeration ship sank in the Bering Sea, with a reported loss of 50 lives. One year ago: 38 miners were killed in a coal mine explosion near Wooton, Ky. RIP KIRBY DD n. DO no D 0 D D WMhiftfWi Star SynvicM*. Inc. NO- / TO llfllllllllllllll>ll)>)lllllllll>lllllllllMIIIIII|||||||l||||lll||lllll||llllltlllllllllllllllllll1llllllltllllllllllllllllllllllll1IIIIIMIIIIIIIIII(llli|| 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. I Published by the Estherville Daily News, Division of Mid-America Publish| ing Corp., 10 N. 7th St., Estherville, Iowa 51334. § Subscription rates: City of Estherville, Armstrong, Ringsted, Terril, . I Graettinger and Superior, delivered by carrier, 60 cents per week; $7.80 for I 3 months, $15.60 for 6 months, $29.70year. By mail in Emmet and bordering | counties: $15.60 year, Zones 1-8, $19.50 year. | Fred E. Williams, Publisher; Stan Brotherton, Managing Editor; Richard = | Myers, Advertising Director; Gladys Streiff, Business Manager; Donald Stof- | I fel, Production Manager. f | Member of Associated Press, Iowa Daily Press Association, Iowa Press § I Association. | | Photos submitted to this newspaper will not be returned by mail. However, § | they may be picked up at the Daily News Office. | llltlllilltlllllllllllWIIIIIfllllllllltlJIIIIIilllllllMIIIIIIIII Illlllllllllllll ••IIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIH Illlllllll llllllllllllltlllTl SHE SAID TO TELL YOU/25,10, 13 ^^AND9'. I SWEAR/1 DON'T UNDERSTAND PEOPLE IN LOVE TALKING ABOUT FOOTBALL LAFF - A - DAY MUSEUM OF CON TEMPORE ART/ TRUDY, © K,n 8 F„ UM Sy „ di „ le| ,„ C| I97 , riB|i|i ^ VOLTE ) King Feature. Syndicate. Inc.. (971. World right, re.erved. "I don't even WANT to know what it's supposed to be!" "I bet if you were married to HIM he wouldn't take the garbage out for you." e Esther Maid Grade A Dairy Products "'Xx,, A

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