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"..linos, Iowa 50316 1- l-'/O 7^e fvteewt SNOW FLURRIES AILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 69 Estbtrville, Iowa, 51334, Tutsdoy, Juiary 11, 1972 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Ray Opposed on Food Fair Plan Goorf Examples First place winners in the sculpture contest last year were the Bennie Moland family with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and the ILCC Zoology class with Circus Train. Con- For Festival Judging test Chairman Dick Williams urges that prospective contestants begin planning their sculptures now in order to be ready for the Sports Festival judging. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Considering the vagaries and pitfalls of political life, Gov. Robert Ray appears to have emerged with but few scars following his State of the State message to the Iowa Legislature at its opening Monday. Weaving his proposals through the second session of the 64th General Assembly won't be a primrose path, but most legislative leaders seem to agree with the governor's offerings. Ray said his proposals can be funded "within the present financial structure and additional revenue measures will not be necessary." The governor estimated the cost of new funding requests at about $2 million. State Comptroller Marvin Selden predicted a general fund balance of about $1.5 million at the end of the current biennium June 30, 1973. Selden said state coffers are sufficiently in the black to cov- to Sculptures Neighborhoods, clubs, friends, families, individuals— they're all reminded mat now is the time to put some serious thought into their upcoming snow and ice sculptures for the Winter Sports Festival. Dick Williams, ILCC art instructor who is chairman of the sculpture committee, has the entry blanks for those wanting to be in the contest for cash prizes and also has some valuable construction tips. Entry blanks may also be obtained at the Chamber of Commerce office. Again there are two categories this year. Prizes for the groups, organizations and neighborhood categories are $200, $150, $75 and $50. In the families and individuals category, prizes are $125, $75 and $50. Judging is based on the fol­ lowing criteria: Scale (size) 25 points; originality 25 points; detail 25 points and structural excellence 25 points. "With the festival coming up almost before we know it (Feb. 4-5-6)," says Williams, "those intending to enter the contest should begin developing their themes now so that construction can begin soon." Williams agreed that the city Exhaust Plan Fogged DETROIT (AP) - As the federal deadline for sharp cuts in automobile exhaust emissions draws nearer, top research executives of the major automakers say they remain far away from being able to jneet the standards. The Clean Air Act of 1970 re­ quires 90 per cent reductions in currently allowable emissions of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons by 1975 and in nitrogen oxides by 1976. The automakers say that it cannot—and should not— be done. "The 1975-76 standards would be a technical and engineering Twenty New Adult Courses to Begin Twenty new adult education classes are being offered during the second semester in Estherville according to HarleyGe- siriech local adult education supervisor. General education, vocational and recreational classes will be held during this time by the Estherville Community Schools in cooperation with Iowa Lakes Community College. Classes will be offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings with one class during the day on Tuesday. The classes will meet for the first time during the week of Jan. 17. MONDAY Beginning Square Dance, city hall, 7:30, $8 fee. Physical education (Aerobics) for men, junior high gym, 7:30, $5. Cake Decorating, junior high home economics, 7:30, $4. Clothing and Tailoring, high school home economics, 7:30, $7.50. Small engines, city shop, 7 p.m., $7.50. Speed reading, rotunda, 7:30, $5. Upholstery, junior high shop, 7:30, $5. TUESDAY Ballroom Dancing, city hall, 7:30, $8. Blueprint Reading, Construction, high school art, 7 p.m., also Thursdays, MDTA. Sewing for the Family, Great Plains building, 7:30, $6.50. Snowmobile Maintenance, care and safety, high school shop, 7:30, $5. WEDNESDAY Creative Cooking, junior high home economics, 7 p.m., $5. Office Practice, high school annex, 7:30, $5. Trading in Commodities Futures, high school W-3, $5. Basic Welding, high school shop, 7:30, $5. THURSDAY Physical Education for Women, Roosevelt gym, 7:30, $5. Iowa Government Today and Tomorrow, rotunda, 7:30, $10. Modern Math for Parents, junior high, 7:30, $5. All these courses will be offered if there is sufficient number of people attending the first meeting. For additional information or pre-registering, contact Harley Gesiriech, 362-2292 or 362-5744 evenings, or call ILCC 362-5771. disaster," Sid Terry, Chrysler Corp. vice president for safety and environment, told a panel discussion Monday at the Society of Automotive Engineers congress. "We're going far past the point of diminishing returns," he said, explaining that he feels the cost of cleaning up the last vestige of automotive pollution far outweighs the benefits. Terry and Fred Bowditch, director of automotive emissions research for General Motors Corp., said their companies simply do not possess the technology needed to build production cars which will meet the 1975-76 standards and go on meeting them for 50,000 miles of use, as required by law. The Clean Air Act allows the Environmental Protection Agency to grant the automakers a one-year extension if it is convinced the standards cannot be met. Both Terry and Bowditch said their firms soon would request an extension. Ford Motor Co., meanwhile said it is still years from production on an engine promoted by President Nixon as one which can meet the impending standards. Jack Collins, project director for Ford's program m e d combustion — or Procc— engine, said "it certainly will be past 1976" before the engine is ready. The engine, using specially designed fuel injection and a special combustion chamber, has been highly developed in a four-cylinder version for Army use. But, Collins said, work is just beginning on an eight-cylinder passenger car version. Nixon, in Detroit in October, described the Ford engine as one capable of meeting or exceeding the 1975-76 standards. needs a pretty good snow very soon for stockpiling and welcomes any cooperation that can be given the weatherman on that aspect. Judging of the sculptures has been set for the Saturday of the Sports Festival, Feb. 5. All entries must be ready for judging by noon of that day. Entrants may request a specific site for their sculptures, Williams points out, and the committee will try to assign that spot on a first-come, first- served basis in a spot visible to the general public. There are sites available to be reserved on the city square. Williams pointed out that some businessmen have authorized to finance high school and college students to build in the square. Here are a few of the rules: The sculptures should be located on a site within the general environs of Estherville, and questions of location should be cleared with the committee. Internal supports may be used but the entire visible surface must be snow or ice. Entrants are responsible for the security of their own sculptures. They shall present no physical hazard to the casual view or passer. Judging will be conducted by an independent panel of judges, not members of the festival committee. In the event of insufficient snow or an untimely thaw, the committee reserves the right to cancel or reschedule. er minor budget additions. Among Ray's funding proposals: — Continue the office of State Ombudsman to the end of the current biennium for $56,000. — Give the Iowa Bicentennial Commission $250,000 to purchase land options and make necessary appropriations for the proposed World Food Fair in Iowa in 1976—the nation's 200th anniversary. — Make a $600,000 appropriation to the State Crime Commission to draw between $6 million and $7 million in federal crime-fighting funds to upgrade local law enforcement. — Give the State Department of Public Instruction $575,000 to pay Iowa's share of the 1972-73 school lunch program. — Appropriate $500,000 for the School Budget Review Committee to aid local districts with special problems too diverse to be covered by the statutes. Lt. Gov. Roger Jepsen, who is trying to unseat Ray as the Republican gubernatorial candidate this year, said he thought Ray's speech "was very well received. "I enjoyed the address very much, but there was nothing new in the speech." LeeGaudineer, D-Des Moines, the Senate minority leader, said he objects to Ray's proposal for a $250,000 funding for the proposed World Food Fair in Iowa. "It's a $10 million program at least," Gaudineer said. "This is a $60 million package and the state will have to pick up around $10 million of it. If we put $250,000 into it now, we'd better be able to fund the rest of it later." Gaudineer added he liked the rest of Ray's speech, especially "when the guy basically takes the Democratic state platform and see-saws through it. The World Food Fair perhaps came under the most criticism. Another Democrat, Sen. John Tapscott of Des Moines, who is seeking his party's gubernatorial nomination, said he would personally fight against the food fair proposal. Tapscott said otherwise "I thought the governor had a pretty good arrangement of priorities." One legislator who said he wasn't surprised at the governor's appropriations recommendations was Rep. John Camp, R-Bryant. But he too, wasn't enthusiastic about the food fair. "We can vote the quarter million dollars," Camp said, "But I don't think we should try to kid anybody. We should make it clear that if we do it we are committing ourselves to spend $2 million or more . . ." Disagreeing with Camp was Housei Speaker William Harbor, R-Henderson. He claimed the legislature can accomplish everything it has to, including acting on Ray's recommendations . Ray's speech was described by Harbor as "a good assessment of the condition of the state. I also have felt the economic turnaround in the last few months and people are talking positively." Clifton Lamb of Maquoketa, the senate majority leader, said he agrees with Ray's remarks. "There were three things that might be a little controversial," Lamb added. He said the ombudsman and department of transportation bill and the regional jail concept might prove controversial. Ray's recommendations included some that weren't on the priority list agreed upon by Ray and Republican leaders late last month. Among these were: pornography control legislation, civil rights for the disabled, a Vietnam War bonus, bargaining for public employes, the ombudsman bill, special schools for convicted drunken drivers, gun control legislation and a uniform fiscal year for all government bodies. The governor also advocated passage of a judicial reform bill, establishment of a department of environmental quality, safety inspection for amusement rides, control of junkyards and billboards along primary highways, home rule for cities and towns, creation of a department of transportation, and full adult rights for Iowans at age 18 instead of 21. .,. ' Ray admonished legislators to "come to grips more aggressively and more effectively than ever before with issues and problems that affect people in their everyday lives." The governor said Iowans will not allow legislators "the luxury of evasiveness," and he cautioned against any belief In an election year that the average citizen "pays attention to governmental affairs only on election day." Man Shows Displeasure As Probation is Revoked Robin Arrives Early Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Welp announce that a robin has arrived early for the Winter Sports Festival. The Welps, who live at 633 Seventeenth Ave. No., recently returned from California where they had spent a week and a half visiting with their daughter, Jan. and family. After seeing the birds and flowers and greenery of the coastal country, they were surprised to look out their window Sunday and see a robin in their crabapple tree. "California has its beauty, but so does Iowa," stated Mrs. Welp, describing the scene. "The robin, surrounded by clusters of the red apples still on the tree above the glistening snow, was a real sight." If this is the first robin of spring, the Welps own the honor of first sighting. Steven Wycoff, 20, was found to have violated the terms of probation yesterday at a hearing. He was taken into custody for admission to the Men's Reformatory, Anamosa, for the period of his sentence, not to exceed 10 years. County Attorney William Ridout made application for revocation of the probation after the probation officer returned Wycoff to Emmet County jail Dec. 18. He was confined at the jail until the time of the hearing, and evidence was presented of considerable damage done to his cell in a rampage Jan. 4. The lavatory was torn off the wall, bedding burned and (he walls of the cell beaten by a chain which had been torn off a bunk. As officers were taking Wycoff from the court house following the hearing, he broke away, put his fist through a glass partition, broke out three glass door panels and fought with them before being subdued. Wycoff had been found guilty of larceny in connection with a break-in at a Singer Sewing Machine shop here and sentenced Aug. 30, 1971. His sentence was suspended and he was put under supervision of Probation Officer Byron Whittlesey of Spirit Lake. Whittlesey testifed during the hearing that Wycoff had first been placed on a farm near Algona and removed soon after because of differences with the farmer. He was then placed at Hope Haven, Rock Valley, where vocational rehabilitation is offered. He was alleged to have broken probation terms of keeping "reasonable hours," of "obeying all state and federal laws" in that he admitted having broken into a shoe store and assistant di- Little Cigars Draw Fire WASHINGTON (AP) Those television commercials for little cigars look mighty familiar to the senator chiefly responsible for forcing cigarette ads off TV. And he doesn't like it. Same mood, same idea, says Sen. Frank Moss, D-Utah— though these days the rugged guys with the admiring girls are drawing on a little cigar instead of a cigarette, thus obeying the law. "In several cases," Moss said, "smoking products which look like cigarettes and, more importantly, are inhaled like cigarettes, masquerade as cigars, thereby avoiding not only the ban against broadcasting but cigarette taxation as well. "If you ever caught one of those ads you'd think they're right back into cigarette advertising," said Moss, who argues that sex appeal should not be used to promote something that is potentially dangerous. So, Moss is thinking of trying to get the small cigars off the air with a fresh measure in the coming congressional session. William Kloepfer of the Tobacco Institute said he finds it "rather difficult" to understand why Moss is upset about the cigar ads. "All the literature that condemns cigarettes does not condemn cigars at all," he said. Kloepfer said such small cigars as Tijuana Smalls and Tiparillo have enjoyed a huge sales success in recent years. Nearly a billion small cigars were sold last year, be said, up 500 per cent from a decade ago. Big-cigar sales have consistently remained at about seven billion per year, he said. Kloepfer has no estimate of how much is spent on small-cigar television advertising. A Senate staff member thinks the figure could be $10 million annually, but said it's only a guess. The three networks grossed some $200 million a year from cigarette ads before they were banned. Cigars, big and small, are legally different from cigarettes, since they are made from different tobacco and are wrapped in leaf, not paper. "We may have to have an amendment changing in some way, the definition of a cigarette," says Moss. Utility Funding DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa municipal utility firms will seek legislation allowing them to join with cooperative and private utilities to build large generating stations, L. A. Touchae, executive director of the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities said here Monday. He said present Iowa law prohibits municipal utilities from funding such projects and that past efforts to change the law have been unsuccessful. rector's home while at Hope Haven, of "borrowing money and going into debt," and of "securing and maintaining employment approved by probation officer." Wycoff was said to have "strong antisocial tendencies" and to have refused to work. In testimony given by Steven Wycoff and his father, Larry Wycoff, Estherville, it was shown that Steven, the oldest of six children, had been taken from home when eight years old because of emotional problems and inability to cooperate at school. He resided at orphanages, foster homes, Cherokee mental hospital and the Boys Reformatory at Eldora until last year. Steven spoke of having a hyperactive condition and of having been on medication for 12 years. He reiterated a desire to be put back on medication throughout his testimony. STEVEN Scott Schumann, Spencer, and Norris Gjerstad, Buffalo Center, were given hearings yesterday and entered pleas. Schumann entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of assault and battery yesterday in a hearing before a judge. His case was assigned for trial before a jury at a later date. Schumann was charged following a parking lot fight Sept. 22 in which Ronald E. Zufall was injured and subsequently died of brain damage. The case will be tried before a jury at a later date. Gjerstad pleaded guilty to larceny and sentence is to be pronounced Jan. 24. While driving on a highway near midnight on March 10, 1971, Gjerstad saw a loading chute belonging to Don Kirchner, Gruver, and took it back to Buffalo Center, according to bis admission. He later sold the chute to a Buffalo Center resident for $150, he said.

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