Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 15, 1972 · Page 1
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Estherville, Iowa
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Friday, December 15, 1972
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Not All Duties Enforcement - - V Towns Need A Living Nativity Joseph, played by Keith Godfrey, and Mary, played by Mrs. Garry Culbertson, enact a "Living Nativity" to be presented Saturday and Sunday with performances at 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the corner of First Ave. S. and Ninth St. The nativity is sponsored by the Couples Club of the United Methodist Church and under the direction of Mrs. Dick Pearson and Mrs. Keith Godfrey. Other members of the cast are: angels, Mrs. Steven Lange, Mrs. Jim Roberts, Mrs. Darvin Schnell and Mrs. Tom Hamilton; shepards Larry Winer, Jim Bittner and Tom Hamilton; and the kings,, Al Swartz, Steve Lange and Jack Gould. The sheep are being loaned by Mr. and Mrs. George Chipman, the lighting and sound system are being installed by Darvin Schnell and Garry Culbertson, the make-up is being done by Mrs. Dick Pearson, Mrs. Larry Wirier and Mrs. Orville Heidecker, the costumes being designed by Mrs. Keith Godfrey and Mrs. Willard Bebo. — Photo by Jim Ferree Commenting on an Iowa legislative study which recommends elimination of town marshals, Emmet County Sheriff Richard Dahl said that the present system seems economical for Emmet County. According to the legislature 's committee on law enforcement, many small towns should get rid of their strained town marshals and instead rely on beefed-up county sheriffs departments for law enforcement. In Emmet County, Dahl explained, his department patrols all rural areas and small towns except Armstrong and Ringsted. Both have town marshals who handle cases of misdemeanors and who call the sheriffs office on felonies. Marshals of Ringsted and Armstrong also take care of other duties for the town such as taking care of waterworks, pickup of garbage and maintenance. Leo Walters, Armstrong marshal, has been a law enforcement officer for a number of years. Carl Anderson Jr., Ringsted marshal, has held that position more than a year and had training at the Police Academy, Des Moines. "The town marshals save us a lot of running," Dahl asserts. "We would have to have someone live in the area, because they wouldn't want towaitfor someone to come from Estherville in an emergency." Other towns in the county which are patrolled by sheriffs officers include Wallingford, Huntington, Gruver, Maple Hill and Doiliver. Sheriff Dahl pointed out that this system which is economical for Emmet County may not work as well in other areas of the state. Rep. Perry Christcnsen, It- Kent, chairman of an interim committee studying law enforcement, said that in at least one county the crime rate was cut significantly after the sheriff took over most small-town law enforcement. He noted that the crime rate has been rising rapidly in rural areas, especially with increased rustling and thefts from farms. "Most of us in rural areas and small towns have little or no law enforcement," said Christensen. He noted that most small towns hire a night marshal "who is little more than a door-checker, and at the salary he's being List Truman Very Serious KANSAS CITY (AP) - Harry S. Truman's .kidney function continued to fail today and the 88-year-old former president remained in very serious condition. Research Hospital and Medical Center said Truman slept only in short intervals during the night and his kidney output continued to decrease in spite of medication. Truman was hospitalized 10 days ago for lung congestion and bronchitis but a weakened heart and failing of kidneys have become major obstacles in his fight to stay alive. At 10 a.m. EST, Truman's pulse was 84, his blood pressure 124-60 and his temperature 99.8. Dr. Wallace Graham, Truman's personal physician, continued to describe the 33rd president's condition as "very serious," just a step below critical. A hospital spokesman fiaid there was no report on whether Truman's daughter, Margaret Truman Daniel, had decided whether she would return today to her New York home. She told newsmen last week that she planned to return home today. Truman was on the critical list four days last week before he was classified as serious on Sunday. The hospital's latest medical bulletin Thursday night quoted physicians as saying Truman's "kidney output continues to be somewhat inadequate. The kidney condition is of concern and is being watched very closely for change." The bulletin said the kidneys have "not responded adequately to medication." On Thursday morning, the hospital had said "output remains adequate but is declining." By mid-afternoon, it was described as "slightly inadequate" after medical stimulants were increased. Truman's wife, Bess, 87, and the couple's daughter, Margaret Truman Daniel, left the former chief executive's bedside Thursday about 5:15 p.m. EST. A spokesman said he did not know how long they had been at the hospital. A Thursday - afternoon medical report said Truman was still unable to talk. Bulletins have not indicated any response by the former president to verbal stimuli since the •morning statement Wednesday. Last Sunday night, after he was removed from the critical list, Truman told a nurse, "I feel all right." Late Wednesday, Truman became weaker; his temperature rose, and he slept only for brief intervals Wednesday night. Dr. Wallace Graham, his personal physician, has said the former president's condition of very serious "could fluctuate within that category for sometime." Government Crackdown On Heroin Substitute First Presbyterian Church Plans Christmas Cantata The annual Christmas Vespers will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 at First Presbyterian Church and will feature a special Christmas cantata. The public is invited to attend the musical vespers, which have become an annual event over a period of many years. "The Story of Christmas" by Peterson features brass and percussion accompaniment and a narration of the Christmas scripture. The personnel will include Mike Day, Ron Schmidt and Alan Koenecke, trumpets; Kevin Fraser and Chuck Doyle, trombones; and Randy Warrington, percussion. The narration will be read by the Rev. H. Allen Wirtz and organ accompaniment will be played by Robert Lee. Soloists for the Christmas special are Dallas Freeman, Donna Lund and Scott Rohlf. The cantata is under the direction of Kenneth Van Der Sloot. The candlelight service will also include an organ prelude of three selections by Robert Lee and two congregational hymns. Shopping J Days Till ! Christmas! Estherville Stores Open Every Night WASHINGTON (AP) - The government today announced tight restrictions to curb "a growing problem of abuse and diversion" of the heroin-substitute methadone but predicted the number of licensed treatment clinics will double within six months. The Food and Drug Administration said it will revoke methadone marketing permits held by eight drug companies and substitute a unique "closed system of distribution" only to hospital pharmacies, approved maintenance programs and certain drug stores in rural areas. FDA Commissioner Charles C. Edwards said the special regulations are necessary "in view of the tremendous public health and social problems associated with the use of heroin, the demonstrated usefulness of methadone in treatment (and) the lack of a safe and effective alternative drug or treatment modality." "It is not in the public interest," he said, "either to withhold the drug from the market until it has been proved safe and effective under all conditions of use or to grant full approval for unrestricted distribution, prescription, dispensing or administration of methadone." Taking effect immediately are a prohibition against allowing minors to enroll in methadone maintenance programs, a requirement that patients be addicted to heroin for at least two years before participating, and improved guarantees to protect the confidentiality of patients. Methadone is a synthetic nar- paid you can't expect much iff s offices to provide law en tional deputies to patrol both more." ' forcement. the small towns and the county. Christensen said it would be With financial support from The recommendations of the much better for small towns to the small town, he said, sher- study committee will go to the enter into contracts with sher- iffs would be able to hire addi- 1973 session of the Legislature. cotic that, at high dosage levels, blocks the effects of heroin and, at low doses, curbs the hunger for heroin. An estimated 55,000 addicts now are receiving methadone at 585 maintenance centers across the country, roughly half of them in New York City. Under the new rules, government drug regulators expect the number of approved centers to swell to about 1,200 by mid- 1973. Methadone patients will be required to take the drug daily at the treatment center, under observation, for the first three months in maintenance programs. If they show satisfactory progress, they will be allowed to take home two-day supplies and, after two years, three-day supplies. The FDA conceded that it had received many comments from doctors complaining that the restrictions represent "an unwarranted intrusion into medical practice and the physician-patient relationship by a regulatory agency and would severely impede the ability of the serious practitioner to treat and rehabilitate the addict population." There is no intent to interfere with legitimate medical practice, the FDA said, but tough regulations are necessary to replace discretionary guidelines published last April. Since last spring, "experience with the use of maintenance programs has increased and such programs have greatly expanded," the FDA said. "This expansion has led in some cases to a growing problem of abuse and diversion." WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 12 PAGES TODAY DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 50 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1972 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Apollo Crew United SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) — Three American astronauts, united again after the Apollo program's final and most bountiful moon-landing expedition, lingered in lunar orbit today surveying the surface below for still more knowledge. Gone was the landing ship Challenger, which had carried Apollo 17's Eugene A. Cernan and Harrison II. Schmitt to the surface for 75 hours and then returned them safely to the command ship America and reunion with Ronald E. Evans. In the early morning hours, Challenger was thrust away from the command ship, and a radio signal from Mission Control sent it crashing into the moon. Today, and for most of Saturday until they start their journey home, the astronauts' task was to probe the moon with cameras and sophisticated sensing devices. They were in an orbit 69 miles above the surface. Cernan and Schmitt completed man's most successful moon visit ever late Thursday when they rocketed off the lunar surface with a record cargo of moon samples and film. After transferring the precious lunar treasure into America, the astronauts cast off Challenger, freeing it for destruction in the cause of science. The lander, which cost $40 million, could not have been returned to earth with the command ship. "It seems an unfitting finish to a super bird," said Cernan, during his last moments aboard the craft he had flown to a near-perfect landing Monday in the moon valley of Taurus-Lit- trow. "I5ut it's got one more job to do." On radio commands from earth, Challenger fired its rocket thrusters and sent itself speeding to an impact near the Taurus-Littrow valley. Force of the impact caused a seismic shock which excited quake-detection instruments left on the moon by Apollo 17 and by previous Apollo missions. In a spectacular lunar departure, Challenger popped off its flat-topped landing stage amid a shower of debris and soared upward into the black lunar sky over Taurus-Littrow. The craft's yellow - flamed rocket was visible to television watchers on earth for about 35 seconds before it vanished from the view of a TV camera left on the moon. Evans, aboard the larger ship, focused a television camera on Challenger as it rose from its low lunar orbit. The bug-like craft could be seen speeding upward, the distant, silvered lunar surface a racing blur in the background. The landing craft grew larger and larger as it approached the America and the camera until, finally, the shadowed outlines of Cernan and Schmitt, standing at the triangular windows of Challenger, could be seen. "Good to see you," said Cernan from Challenger to his crewmate, Evans, in America. "Glad to have you back," said Evans. "America and Challenger are in a good tight Navy formation," said Cernan, a Navy captain and former jet pilot. The ships came together at a speed of less than one mile per hour while they orbited the moon at about 4,000 m.p.h. A statement from President Nixon, read to the Apollo 17 crew by Mission'Control, said the end of the Apollo moon program is not the end of man-in- space. The spaceship will speed earthward for 2V2 days, and the last Apollo will end with splashdown Tuesday in the South Pacific. Evaluating Iowa Lakes Dr. Krvcn French, left, president of Northeastern Junior College at Sterling, Colo., and chairman of a visitation team representing the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, is shown with, from left, Dallas Freeman, chairman of the department of communications at Iowa Lakes Community College; ILCC Superintendent Richard Blacker; and Char­ les Ullom, chairman of the ILCC business department. Dr. French and a five-member visitation team are spending three days at ILCC conducting a diagnostic examination relative to the college's application for Recognized Candidate for Accreditation Status by the North Central Association.-Photo by Jim Ferree Evaluation Team At Iowa Lakes A five-member visitation team is currently spending three days at Iowa Lakes Community College to conduct a diagnostic examination relative to the college's application forReoognized Candidate for Accreditation Status by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The college currently has North Central Correspondent Status, and the achieving of Recognized Candidate Status is the next step toward full accreditation in the association. Prior to the visit of the examining team, the college faculty prepared and submitted a detailed Status Study, on the basis of which the diagnostic examination was authorized by North Central Association. Attainment of the Recognized Candidate Status is regarded as an important assessment of quality of the institution. At the conclusion of its visitation, the committee will prepare its diagnostic examination report for submission to the members of the committee of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association at its Spring meeting. Final action by the Commission and Board of Directors of the Association will follow. Accompanying Dr. French in the visitation are Edwin J. Taibl, Assistant District Director, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wis.; Dr. Anthony J. Lampe, Professor of History, Forest Park Community College, St. Louis, Mo.; Dr. Stanley D. Sahlstrom, University of Minnesota Technical College, Cropk- ston, Minn.; Vernon Mai, Dean of Student Services, Dodge City Community College, Dodge City, Kan.; and Dr. Dezo V. Silagyi, Campus Dean, Macomb County Community College-Center Campus, Mt. Clemens, Mich. 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