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Expec/ 15,000 Here - 1 Something for All at Festival A multitude of activities are expected to keep more than 15,000 people busy during the Fourth Annual Estherville Winter Sports Festival, Feb. 4 through 6. Heading off the list of weekend activities will be a basketball game Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Estherville fieldhouse with the Estherville Midgets facing the Storm Lake Tornadoes. "The Spectacle," a 10-piece rock group from Iowa City will once again be featured at the youth dance Friday night at the V.F.W. Post in Estherville from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. The dance will be open for youth from junior high through college age according to Leo Lenz, dance chairman. It will be chaperoned by adults and admission will be $1.50 per person, with proceeds to help defray festival expenses. A former Estheville lad, Loren Paulson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Paulson, is a member of The Spectacle. The group drew record breaking crowds at lest year 's sports festival. ALSO ON FRIDAY night, there Will be an adult dance at the •inlander Club starting at 8 p.m. WiA music to be furnished by lie KWMT Showmen and Joe Sdnlta and the Journeymen. Saturday will be a busy day «fth aki competition at Holiday Mcertain ski area, ice skating competition, a snowman making contest, ice sculpturing judging, end an evening concert and dance tn the offing. Several new features have been added to the ski competition. A Governor's Cup has been established for the best college team, with permission of Iowa Governor Robert Ray. It's believed to be the first such award to be offered in a ski bout sanctioned by the Midwest Collegiate Ski Association. Indications are that skiers will be competing in the college race from niionois, Michigan, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Minnesota, as well as Iowa. The sanctioned races will all held Saturday.with registration, for 'me' college racers to start at 9 a.m. and the college men and women racing events to start at 10 a.m. Race director Ron Riedemann points out that college entrants will be making two qualifying runs and other entrants will be making three runs with the best two times to be used to qualify. Holger Peterson, executive director of the Midwest Collegiate Ski Association from Milwaukee, will be in Estherville to assist with details of the race, Steve Begle from Arlington, Neb. will serve as technical director tor the race. Also on the ski agenda for Saturday will be the Iowa Junior Ski Championship for high school boys and girls, ages 16-18. Registration for that division will be at 12:30 p.m. and girls racing events will start at 1:30 p.m., to be followed by the boys. RACING events Sunday will be the continuance of the Iowa Junior Ski Championship races for boys and girls, ages 3-15, and the Iowa Senior Ski Championship for men 25 and over, or those not qualified for collegiate racing. Registration for the Junior Ski Championship activities Sunday will be 11:30 a.m. with races to start at 11:30 a.m. with races to start at 12:30 p.m. Registration for the Senior Ski Championship will be 1:30 p.m. and racing will start at 2:30 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the first three placings in each class. There will also be open skiing both Saturday and Sunday. A new division has been added to the ice skating competition too, according to Al Conlee, chairman of that event. The new division will be known as the Tyke Division and will be for those youngsters 6 and 7 years of age. Other divisions "6f competition will be the Cub Division for those 8 and 9 years of age; the Midget Division for those 10 and 11 years of age; the Juvenile Division for those 12 and 13 years of age and the Junior Division for those 14 and 15 years of age. The Tyke and Cub races will ,be4ftfeyea^ siori. 150-yards; the Junvenile race, 200-yards and the Junior race, 250-yards. The races will start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The rink to be used will be announced nearer that day to assure that the best possible facility is utilized, Conlee said. Ribbons and trophies will be awarded. Registration blanks are available at the Estherville Chamber of Commerce office. A TOTAL OF $750 in prize money will be awarded to those who build ice and snow scultur- ing entries for the festival. Richard Williams is chairman of that event, with assistance from Doug Hall. Entries will be judged on a 25-point basis for each of four factors: size, originality, detail and structural excellance. All entries must be completed by noon Saturday, so that judging may begin. Prize money will be awarded to the first four entries in each of two divisions: groups, organizations and neighborhoods, and, families and individuals. A wintertime trap shoot will be another festival feature Saturday and Sunday, with shooting to start at 10 a.m. both days at the Izaak Walton League Club grounds on Valley Drive, according to Bill Clark, chairman. Numerous trophies and awards will be given and coffee will be served free of charge to participants. Competition on Saturday will include 50 targets at 16 yards and 50 targets with handicap. In Lewis Class shooting, there will be two classes if there are less man 30 shooters, or three if there are more. Trophies will be awarded Saturday for high 16-yards, high handicap and high for 100 birds. On Sundays schedule will be competition with 50 targets at 16 yards; 50 targets with handicap, and 50 targets with handicap, and 50 targets for doubles. Lewis class shooting will be the same Sunday as on Saturday. Trophies to be awarded on Sun- r 4ay ..wiU rhetor, jfefeh 16 yards, high handicap and high' for each of 100, 150 and 250 birds. Trophies will be awarded also for veterans and runnersup on Sun day. " Cost of the shooting will 1 be $2.50 for 50 targets each daV, $1.00 each day for trophy competition and $3.00 each day for Lewis Class. There will be a doubles charge of 50-cents. The public is invited to participate in the trap shoots either day. FEATURED entertainment of the festival weekend will be the appearance of Dave Mjaor and the Minors in concert Saturday Graettinger, Swea Get Sewer Grants Graettinger and Swea City are among the 110 Iowa cities and towns that will soon begin receiving state financial aid to help repay cost of water pollution control plants constructed between 1966 and 1969. Graettinger will receive $3,393 and Swea City $3,261. Under a program administered by the Iowa Water Pollution Control Commission through the State Department of Health, $1.5 million appropriated in the first session of the legislature is be- ing distributed on a prorata basis to 115 sewage treatment plant projects which qualify for the funds. The share of the appropriation which will go to each project is directly proportional to the total cost of the project. To be eligible for the payments, each municipality must agree to meet state standards for operation and maintenance of the plants. Operation of treatment plants is expensive, and the Commission expects that the grants, by reducing the local construction cost share, will aid in upgrading operation and maintenance. Another"$1.5 million, which has been appropriated for use in fiscal year 1973, will be distributed to the projects in July and August. If funds are appropriated by the 1973 legislature, the municipalities will be in line for further payments, which could eventually total a maximum amount of 25 per cent of the project costs. night at 8 p.m. at the Estherville fieldhouse. Also featured on the program will be the University of Iowa Old Gold Singers. Tickets are now on sale for the concert according to Stan Young, ticket chairman. Reserved seats are $4. and general admission is $3. They may be obtained from Young or at the EstherviUe Chamber of Commerce office. Also scheduled for Saturday evening will be the annual Estherville Bowling Association Dance. It will be open for the public starting at 9 p.m. at the Highlander Club, with music to be furnished by Floyd Warren and his orchestra. A 100 per cent guaranteed purse for United States Snowmobile Association Sanctioned races on Sunday is expected to draw racers from throughout the Midwest according to Al Ringham, race chairman. SNOWMOBILE races will be held Sunday at the Estherville Airport, three miles east of Estherville on Highway 9, where a new half mile earthen race track has been constructed. Bleachers will be provided for spectators on race day and a hangar has been converted to a heated concessions area, as well as a tear-down area for racers. The Trail Breakers Snowmobile Club of Estherville is helping with the race. Registration for the races will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the airport with a drivers meet ing to be held by USSA officials at 11:30 a.m. Races will start at noon with stocks to be first on the race bill. Other divisions include modifieds, junior division and powder puff. Trophies will be awarded the first three placings in each division, as well as cash pay-offs. Those who wish to enter the races may obtain entry blanks in advance from the Estherville Chamber of Commerce office, or they may be obtained at registration time on race day. The Forecast Wind Chill (8 a.m.) -49 AILY NEWS 104th YEAR ; NO. so Estherville, Iowa, 51334, Wtditsdoy, Jmiory 26, 1972 President's Peace Proposal WEEK, 60; COPY, 15c Reaction Mixed on Plan WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres- dochina, to begin when the ident Nixon appears to have ••; agreement is signed." taken control of the war issue ; The cease fire would be with his disclosure that the ad- linked to total withdrawal of ministration has long been pur- U.S. and outside allied troops suing a peace formula almost from Vietnam within six identical to that of his chief months of an agreement, with a Democratic critics. paraUe.l release of prisoners on Nixon had, on several occa- both sides, sions, cautioned would-be 1972 PRISONER-OF-WAR families challengers against relying on who mounted st >me of the pres- the war in South Vietnam as a sure ^ ^ House admits campaign issue. helped push President Nixon to Tuesday night he told the na- his new pe ace proposal say they tlon why, disclosing that the ad- keep lt up> ministratioa haBteen Jalkintf^^^^ te presidential secretly with North Vietnamese p^ary states will go ahead, negotiators in a series of 13 ^ say although many of the Paris meetings dating back 30 re i a tives of POWs and men months. missing in action agree with He said he has offered a six- the President's eight-point plan month withdrawal timetable outlined Tuesday night. similar to one the administration vigorously opposed in Congress. THE DISCLOSURES cast Nixon, already a candidate for reelection, as the man who was there first, and demonstrated again the power of a president to Even the conservative National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia said it will go ahead with plans to announce at a news conference today the formation of a new political-action arm. "We've learned from raised shape the issues and the course hopes and lost hopes," said the What Nixon Said--Briefly In brief here is what President Nixon disclosed to the nation last night: SECRET TALKS: Private negotiations have been held since Aug. 4, 1969, to break the impasse over Vietnam, but Nixon unveiled them in an effort to breathe some life into the Paris peace talks. KISSINGER: Henry A. Kissinger, national-security-affairs adviser to Nixon was the negotiator at 13 secret meetings in France. PROPOSALS: On May 31, 1971, a secret U.S. offer was set forth "to agree to a deadline for withdrawal of all American forces in exchange for release of all prisoners of war and a cease-fire." The North Vietnamese rejected it in July, demanding U.S. overthrow of the South Vietnamese government. On Oct. 11, the U.S. offered its eight- point plan that the North Vietnamese failed to,answer, .->.-•.„ THE PLAN: The last American offlerVduld see withdrawal at ill U.S. and allied fbfees from South Vietnam, an exchange of all prisoners, a cease-fire throughout Indochina, a new presidential election open to all factions in South Vietnam—all within six months of the signing of an agreement. Further, South Vietnamese President Thieu and his vice president would resign a month before the election and a provisional caretaker government would take over. Hughes Would Accept Veep of a campaign. With the presidential pri- league's national coordinator, Evelyn Grubb of Colonial maries approaching, Demo- Heights, Va., who had high crats seeking nomination to run praise for Nixon's speech. "The against Nixon have put increas- problem isn't solved, until the ing stress on the war as an is- problem is solved." sue, charging Nixon has not HENRY KISSINGER'S nearly done enough to end U.S. in- UQ „„„ miles ^ clandestine m . volvement. Conttauing that terna ti 0 nal travel for private stance is going to be difficult if VIetnam telkg has n not lmpossib e for any Demo- m mat Nixon ^ cratic campaigner, at least in closegt aides can keepase- Bows to Blizzard High winds Monday night destroyed protective plastic sheltering in its framework being used by workers constructing the new Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, being constructed at the corner of Seventh Street and 2nd Ave. N. (Daily News Photo by Chuck Ostheimer) the Immediate future. Furthermore, Nixon's nationally broadcast speech disclosing the secret peace offer had a built-in rebuke for his critics: "The truth is that we did respond to the enemy's plan, in the manner they (the enemy) wanted us to respond— secretly. In full possession of our complete response, the North Vietnamese publicly denounced us for not having responded at all. They induced many Americans In the press and the Congress into echoing their propaganda- Americans who could not know they were being falsely used by the enemy to stir up divisiveness in this country." As the new year began, Nixon repeated his assertion that Vietnam would not be a major issue in the 1972 campaign," because we will have brought the American involvement to an end." THE PEACE proposals would end all U.S. bombing throughout Indochina, but Defense sources said American planes would remain in neighboring Thailand even after a total U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. The Pentagon sources confirmed this after it was noted that neither Nixon's Tuesday night television speech nor the text of the eight-point peace proposal said anything about pulling U.S. planes out of Thailand. Although bombing was not mentioned specifically, White House officials said a halt in U.S. air attacks is covered by the proposal for "a general c e a s e-fire throughout fo- cret. Kissinger, Nixon's assistant for national-security affairs, was to face newsmen at the White House today to tell how he made 13 separate trips to Paris during the past 30 months without so much as stirring a rumor in this rumor-happy capital. Initial indications were that several of the Kissinger trips were made in government jets not part of the blue-and-white presidential fleet, and that the talks with the North Vietnamese were conducted on the outskirts of Paris away from the glare of the city's diplomatic scene. PRESIDENT NGUYEN Van Thieu endorsed President Nix(P lease Turn to Page 6) Name Matre Postmaster James B. (Jim) Matre, officer-in-charge of the Estherville post office since last February, has been named postmaster. District Manager Howard Wood, Sioux Falls District, and SCF Postmaster Dan Maxwell of Spencer, announced the merit selection today. Also named postmaster in this area was H. S. (Stan) Andersen, Dickens. Andersen was a former employe of the Spencer post office. sioux crrY, iowa (AP) Sen. Harold Hughes of Iowa says he would accept a Democratic vice presidential post with Maine's Sen. Edmund Muskie or any other candidate chosen at the national Democratic convention. Hughes, who in 1971 was a presidential hopeful himself, last week gave his support to Muskie as the 1972 presidential contender. He said here Tuesday he is not seeking the vice presidency but admitted to a willingness to make a try for it. A former Iowa governor, Hughes withdrew from his undeclared campaign for the presidential nomination last July. At that time he felt the two possible winning Democratic contenders would be Minnesota Sen. Hubert Humphrey or Mus kie. Speaking to a Greater Sioux City Press Club luncheon, Hughes abandoned his prepared text to answer questions for nearly an hour. "Since I am a liberal, and I Set Course in Radiological Monitoring Li conjunction with the Palo Alto County Civil Defense Unit, Iowa Lakes Community College is conducting a course in Radiological Monitoring dealing with the detection of nuclear radiation following an enemy attack or nuclear accident. The course will begin on Wed., Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Emmetsburg High School. Interested Emmet County citizens are invited to participate in the course, Emmet County Civil Defense Director Hugh Greig announced. Persons wishing to attend the course should contact Greig by calling 362-5174 or the Continuing Education Department at Iowa Lakes Community College by calling 362-5771. There will be no charge for attending the course. HAROLD HUGHES don't apologize for that," Hughes said, "I decided to support Muskie because he is a moderate." On another matter, Hughes denied a charge by consumer advocate Ralph Nader that he accepted a $5,000 campaign contribution from the National Dairy Association. Democratic precinct caucuses were held Monday night in most areas of Iowa, with a few postponed because of a blizzard. Early returns from the neighborhood caucuses which send delegates into county conventions indicated that nearly one-third of the delegates will be uncommitted at the county level to any presidential aspirant. Hughes said he believes the large number of uncommitted delegates can be attributed to precinct members not being able to make up their minds at this early date. He claimed there is also a division within the Democratic party that would partly account for the undecided delegates. Pastor Lloyd Jacobsen Goes to St. Paul Church The Rev. Lloyd Jacobsen, pastor of Calvary Gospel Assembly at 21N. 8th St., Estherville, wUl conduct his farewell service here Sunday at 10:55 a.m. The Rev. Jacobsen will be leaving Estherville Monday to become pastor of Bethel Temple in St. Paul. He came to Estherville from Duluth seven years ago this week, two years after the church building had been renovated. Now the debt has been paid, and combined with the farewell service will be a mortgage burning ceremony, "not only have we paid the mortgage, said Mr. Jacobsen, "but we've spent $10,000 in other improvements at the same time." The Rev. Jacobsen has, during his tenure in Estherville, been president and vice president of the Ministerial Association, has been chairman of several church union evangelistic campaigns. While the minister will leave for his new charge Monday, his family will remain in EstherviUe until their home in St. Paul is available for occupancy. Mr. Ja- PASTOR LLOYD JACOBSEN cobsen and his wife, J anna, have four children, Steen, 12, Peder, 10, Evan, 5, and Lisbeth, 2. Interim pastor at the Estherville church will be the Rev. E. C. Erlckson of Duluth, who is a well known speaker and author.