Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 13, 1972 · Page 7
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ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, THUB&, JAN. 13,1972 Page 7 Dec. 27, 1904 Fire 1904 Fire Scene Points Up Trend of Inflation Three Story Building, Pre-1904 The series of pictues here, all but the present-day one shot yesterday, below, were furnished by Leo T. Waters of Estherville and tend to show how costs have risen over the past 68 years. At right is the original Coon Block, a three-story structure that housed a number of businesses including a bank, shoe store, dry goods, a number of offices and some apartments, a dentist and a newspaper office. When fire struck the building at 10 p.m. Dec. 27, 1904, it leveled this building as well as nine others to the south. The loss was estimated at $200,000. The following September a band played and thousands of visitors toured the new Coon-Albro Block building for a formal opening. Main firms in the new building included Nau Brothers Clothing, Williams and Anderson Drugs, F. M. Shadle and Sons, dry goods, the Bank of Estherville, and the Vindicator & Republican newspaper. H. C. Coon and Frank Albro financed the venture which featured "gas lighting throughout." Cost of the 80x90 two story structure was just $35,000. Construction supervisor was L N. Salyers, while David Foreman and Kenneth McLain were the builders. Present Building Opened September, 1905 Coon Block Renamed "Groves The U.S. Governors Reagan Tells About Trimming Budget SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ronald Reagan cocked his head at a slight angle, gazed out at an audience of 1,000 of California's most influential business and industrial leaders, and began talking about his administration. "Five years ago, our state budget was second in size to the federal government's," the Republican chief executive said. "Today, we are fourth— behind the federal government, New York State and New York City. "Five years ago, there were 102,456 full-time Civil Service employes on the state payroll. When we ended the fiscal year in June there were 101,399 or 1,066 fewer than when we started." When novice politician Ronald Reagan ran for governor in 1966, he pledged to bring business-like economy and efficiency to state government and these were the type of statistics that impressed that audience at the annual Sacramento Host Breakfast last September. The litany went on: $800 million in spending bills vetoed, lower mental hospital population, fewer parolees returning 900-Pound Man Plans Trimming to Normal to prison, 1,000 more miles of freeway; 970 highway safety projects; 40 anticrime bills, welfare reform, environmental protection. Reagan's lips tightened and his voice continued in a sterner tone: "There were plenty of doom- criers charging that the state was moving backward, services declining, California's great promise and progress grinding to a halt," Reagan said. But he insisted, "This was not at the cost of reduced service." After five years in office there are perceptible streaks of gray in the former actor's swept-back dark hair. The creases in his face are deeper HOUSTON (AP) - A man who weighs about 900 pounds says he believes he can get back to a normal weight again. "I believe I will succeed," says Mike Walker. Getting back to "normal" would mean losing about 700 pounds and Walker admits the statement sounds impossible. Walker was interviewed Wednesday in his specially equipped mobile trailer on a shopping center parking lot. He said part of his confidence about losing weight stems from encouragement of some Houston physicians and what he describes as the "positive attitude" of so many people in the Houston area. Walker came to Houston to participate in an educational exhibit warning about the dangers of drugs and to consult with specialists at Baylor College of Medicine. He claims to have gained the weight due to compulsive eating because of the bad effects of drugs. "Nobody knows how drugs will affect them," he said. "I didn't know anything about drugs when I started experimenting . . . and look at me." Born John Lang, he took the name Mike Walker and used it most of the time after he began his cross-country exhibit tour. His wife and 8-year-old son returned to their Clinton, Iowa, home earlier this week. Walker, 37, said it was in the early 50s while he was in the Air Force that he first had access to drugs. He said he had never had an eating problem prior to being "freaked out" on drugs and there was no history of obesity problems in his family. He said he presently is "trying hard" to adhere to a 2,000- calorie diet which he has been on for several months. He said he had dropped at least 200 pounds from his top weight of just over 1,108 pounds last summer. "I hope to have surgery when I get down to about 600 pounds and that would take off some of the fat," he said. "It will take a long time I know, probably three years, but I can do it." A spokesman for the firm that operates the exhibit said some of the proceeds from the 50-cent admission charge to see Walker have been set aside for the future surgery. While confined to his bed in the well-stocked trailer, Walker spends a lot of time working crossword puzzles, playing records and watching television. and the skin beneath his chin isn't quite as tight as when he was seen by millions each week as host of the television series Death Valley Days. At 60, Reagan is near a turning point in his successful political career. Pledged to serve only two terms as governor, he must decide whether to run for the U.S. Senate in 1974 or find some other role in public life. Or, he could retire to his 771- acre ranch in Riverside County southeast of Los Angeles. Reagan's popularity with the voters, as measured in opinion polls, has declined. In June 1967 the California Poll said 41 per cent of those sampled rated him as doing a "good" job. Last September that fell to 28 per cent. Public employes were unhappy over not getting any pay raise in his last budget. Higher education leaders still feud with Reagan over his tight budgets. And his efforts to cut back welfare spending have angered the poor, minority groups and the elderly. But crowds still flock around when the governor appears in public. He is in demand as a speaker nationwide and there persists occasional talk among Republican conservatives about him as a potential national candidate. Reagan rides to work in a black Lincoln limousine driven by a plain-clothes highway patrol officer and arrives about 9 a.m. Aides escort him from the Capitol basement garage to his first-floor office by a private, key-operated elevator. Once inside his complex of offices, which house a staff of 100 at a cost of more than $1 million a year, Reagan is a virtual captive behind bullet-proof glass. The hall doors from his private study are always locked. His day is taken up with Cabinet meetings, staff discussions, visits from legislators and an occasional public appearance. Reagan normally holds Tuesday news conferences during legislative sessions, but they Men's, Women's Bowling MIXED LEAGUE FRIDAY NIGHT EARLY Highlander 35V2 20V 2 Land-O'Lakes 34V 2 21V2 Community TV 29 27 J. D. Webb Impl. 25 31 Yates Stationery 24 32 Pizza King 22 34 High Team 3 Games Highlander 2080 Land-O'Lakes 1977 Community T.V. 1926 High Team 1 Game Highlander 700 Highlander 700 Land-O'Lakes 685 High Men's 3 Games Terry Koenecke 597 Don Duke 573 Wayne Haukoos 570 High Men's 1 Game Don Duke 237 Terry Koenecke 218 Merle Peterson 205 High Women's 3 Games Grace Stigman 621 Wanda Peterson 522 Lucy Dammann 509 High Women's 1 Game Grace Stigman 212 Grace Stigman 212 Grace Stigman 197 IMPERIALETTES LEAGUE MONDAY Pizza King 7 1 Iowa Trust 6 2 Emmet Co. 6 2 Imperial Beauty 5 3 Phone4as-tics 4 4 Clair's 3 5 Hammond Oil 3 5 Arlene's Beauty 1 7 Hoye Rexall 1 7 Dave's Photo. 1 7 High Team 3 Games Pizza King 2161 Iowa Trust 2060 Phone4as-tics 1975 High Team 1 Game Pizza King 813 Iowa Trust 753 Hammond Oil 742 High Individual 3 Games Ellie Helmers 549 Jan Lange 499 Olive Roe 465 High Individual 1 Game Ellie Helmers 214 Ethel Whitacre 197 Jan Lange 180 AMERICAN LEAGUE TUESDAY Smitty's 6 2 Leo Lenz Ins. 6 2 Arts-Way 6 2 Golden Sun 5 3 Rock Island 5 3 Riverside Beauty 3 5 The Cardinal 3 5 Laidig's South Side 3 5 Mortimore's 2 6 Krenn's Uphl. 1 7 High Team 3 Games Smitty's 2301 Riverside Beauty 2171 Arts-Way 2162 High Team 1 Game Smitty's 800 Arts-Way 782 Riverside Beauty 781 High Individual 3 Games Char Ohrtman 546 Terry Krenn 536 Jerry Brandt 494 Lorraine Origer 494 High Individual 1 Game Phyllis Griffith 220 Char Ohrtman 197 Terry Krenn 190 MORRELL LEAGUE WEDNESDAY Smokies 7 1 Cold Cuts 6 2 Battery C 6 2 Credit Union 5 3 VFW Canteen 5 3 VFW 3 5 National Guard 3 5 Long Branch 3 5 Golden Lard 1 7 Garry's Body Shop 1 7 High Team 3 Games Cold Cuts 2531 Credit Union 2402 VFW 2350 High Team 1 Game Credit Union 898 Cold Cuts 869 Cold Cuts 858 High Individual 3 Games Don Duke 571 LeRoy Slingerland 560 Don Dammann 528 High Individual 1 Game Don Duke 215 LeRoy Slingerland 205 Glen Bolty 201 Gale Bryant 201 CONTINENTAL LEAGUE WEDNESDAY Firestone Supreme 3 1 Firestone 500 2 2 Concrete Products 2 2 College Faculty 2 2 Highlander Club 2 2 Wadco 2 2 Coca-Cola 2 2 Berry's Grocery 1 3 High Team 3 Games Firestone 500 2507 Concrete Products 2219 Berry's Grocery 2184 High Team 1 Game Firestone 500 936 Firestone 500 818 Berry's Grocery 797 High Individual 3 Games Don Dammann 641 Don Blom 568 Rod Ross 519 High Individual 1 Game Don Dammann 244 Don Blom 228 Don Dammann 227 were less frequent last year after he was asked about a rumor that he did not have to pa> any state income tax for 1970. The governor's office distributed a memo confirming the report, "because of business reverses." Reagan, believed to be a millionaire because of investments before be became governor, earns $49,000 a year from his state salary. He refused to disclose anything else about his financial holdings, contending that is part of his private life and has no influence on his service as governor. Between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., Reagan is driven two miles to the $175,000 white Tudor-style Reagan home in east Sacramento. The state pays the $15,000 a year rent. Reagan's son Skipper, 13, attends private day school in Sacramento. Daughter Patti, 18, attends the University of Southern California. Mrs. Reagan is a former Chicago debutante and Hollywood starlet. If there have been subtle chages in Reagan the past five years, he remains consistent in his demand for economy in government and the belief that government should interfere with people's lives as little as possible. ACROSS 1. Impudence 5. Declared 11. 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