Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 15, 1972 · Page 3
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Estherville, Iowa
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Friday, December 15, 1972
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Iowa in Brief ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FRL, DEC. 15, 1972 Page 3 Asks Doubling Educational Broadcasting Budget DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) John Montgomery, director of the Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network, has called for Gov. Robert Ray to back a proposed educational network budget more than double the present budget. Included in the proposed budget is $2.25 million for construction of a headquarters building for the network. The 60,000-square-foot headquarters and production plant would be at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. Montgomery said Thursday at a budget hearing he believes the legislature will approve the IEBN budget if Ray supports it. Ray said he hasn't had time to analyze Montgomery's request, but indicated he would trim it. "No program like this can be expanded overnight to where you have the ultimate," Ray said. "Being a great supporter of it is one thing, but it's another thing when you have all these other causes that need money, too." The IEBN's budget for the current biennium is $2,296,570. Montgomery, appearing before the governor Thursday, asked for $5,897,994 for the 1973-75 biennium. In addition, he asked for the $2.25 million for the headquarters building. Montgomery said the extra funds requested would permit the addition of four engineers and three field consultants. This additional staff, he said, would permit better local television programs. Also appearing at Thursday's budget hearing were members of the Board of Regents. They formally submitted a request announced earlier of $262,622,300 for the next biennium — an increase of $50,322,000. Asked to Lift Restrictions DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The 'Iowa Legislature will be asked by the Air Pollution Control Commission to lift restrictions on the burning of high sulfur coal, such as that mined in Iowa, until July 1, 1974. State Geologist Samuel Tuthill told the commission Thursday that nine of Iowa's 11 coal mines would be forced out of business if the ban were to Christmas Shoppers Cheering Merchants go into effect Jan. 1, 1974, as planned. The new limits restrict the burning of coal with as high a sulfur content as that mined in Iowa. Dr. Tuthill proposed the exemption so Iowa mines could accept orders on the first of the year— mostly from utilities— that would normally carry the mines through July, 1974. He explained that leaving effective date of the ban intact would mean mining contracts would extend six months past enactment of the controls. The geologist said a study has been proposed to find new, economical means to reduce sulphur content in Iowa coal to limits that would be acceptable under the new pollution levels. Iowa coal customers could go on using Iowa coal while the study was underway if the ban were pushed back, he added. Worker Killed MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP)- A Muscatine man was killed in an industrial accident here Thursday night. Authorities said Calvin Grady Jr., 18, employed at the Bandag truck tire recapping plant, was hauling rubber on a fork lift truck outside the plant when the machine apparently slid on ice and overturned, pinning Grady underneath. Regents Want NEW YORK (AP) - The happiest face in the Christmas shopping crowd this year may belong to the retailer. An apparent rise of 5 to 10 per cent in Christmastime sales throughout the nation is bringing good cheer to local merchants and executives of major department-store chains. With 10 days to go before the holiday, exact results still are uncertain. Some business ^analysts spoke of a "frenzy of buying" gripping the nation. However, the National Retail Merchants Association, which represents 26,000 stores, said sales for the three weeks ended Dec. 9 were up only 2.1 per cent from last year's pace. Last December, retail sales totaled an estimated $42.6 billion. The NRMA blames bad wea­ ther for holding down the increase so far but believes that, before this year's Christmas season is over, last year's figures will be surpassed by about 6 per cent. Pocket calculators, hot combs and microwave ovens were some of the newest sales siz- zlers which Associated Press correspondents found around the country. More traditional big-price-tag items such as stereos, "'televisions "arid cameras also were reported selling well. A check of major stores around the country showed: — In Ohio, department stores are reporting the best Christmas shopping season ever. Newspapers are carrying ads for additional sales help; and, in some cities, stores are staying open on Sunday. To Set Fees AMES, Iowa (AP)-The State Board of Regents will continue to oppose use of tax funds to support a second medical school in Iowa. In the past, the regents have resisted use of public money to pay for any medical school other than the facility at the Un- iversiy of Iowa. The legislature this year earmarked'$5"00,000 tn the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines to use for acquisition of land for a new campus. Miter H. Rand .Petersen of Harlan, a member* ^'of the board, said with Limited funds available for educartbhal health needs, "it would be a dilution of those funds...if some were di­ verted for other purposes. Regent Ray Bailey submitted the lone negative vote of the eight votes cast on the opposition question Thursday. He told the regents "it is not our business what the state does for someone else— only what they do for us." Woman Is Sentenced < CLINTON, Iowa (AP)-Mrs. Elvie Penney, 51, Clinton, was sentenced Thursday to a ye?r in the Women's Reformatory 4t Rockwell City after pleading guilty to assault with intent,^) do great bodily harm. -j> District Court Judge M. jj. Sutton suspended the sentence on terms of good behavior and put her on a two-year probation. Mrs. Penney had been charged with assault to commit murder in connection with ,a fight last Aug. 25 that ended -in a shooting. Thomas J. Young, 41, Clinton, was wounded in the incident. Mrs. Penney testified that Young had threatened her with a knife. Young previously was sentenced to 30 days in jail on an assault and battery charge stemming from the incident. Robert Beck Is Chairman DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Robert K. Beck, editor-publisher of the Centerville Iowegian, was named chairman of Iowans for Right to Work Thursday. Beck succeeds Warren J. Kruck, Boone, who became a member of the executive committee. W. Lawrence Oliver, Des Moines, was named vice chairman, and R. W. Weldon, Iowa Falls, was elected treasurer. Gerald Bogan, Des Moines, was re-elected executive secretary. In other action, the committee reaffirmed its support for retention of Iowa's right-to- work law and opposed compulsory collective . bargaining for public employes. ' The committee also urged adoption of legislation to provide that a person may with­ draw from any organization at any time without the requirement that dues check-off continue. Imported Fuel BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Phillips Petroleum Co., of Bartlesville has indicated it will ask a government board to allow imported fuel oil into the Iowa region to end a critical shortage. W. F. Martin, Phillips president, made the disclosure in a telegram to Iowa Gov. Robert Ray. Martin said the oil import appeals board would be asked to allow Phillips to import "sufficient No. 2 fuel oil to meet our forecasted customer requirements in Iowa and other areas." Phillips said it had been able to purchase less than half of the amount normally provided the area during winter months. Food Stamps Through Mail DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Some recipients will be able to get their food stamps by mail under a plan announced Friday by the Iowa Department of Social Services. Between Dec. 16 and Jan. 15, county caseworkers will ask recipients in more than 17,000 households to authorize deduction of the cost of the stamps from monthly welfare grants, said George Shove, food stamp director. The recipients would then begin receiving their stamps by mail in February. Shove said the move would reduce problems created each month by people waiting to get their stamps at county or social service offices. He said the plan would also help persons who are physically unable to come to the offices. Regents Want To Set Tuition AMES, Iowa (AP)-The State- Board of Regents Thursday went on record as contending they— and not the legislature- should have the responsibility to set tuition and fees at the three state universities. The regents traditionally have been the final authority for setting tuitions and fees; however, the legislature wrote into the last appropriations for the universities a clause stating that tuitions should not be changed during the current biennium. "There have been some minor adjustments requested at the University of Northern Iowa—very minor things—but we felt we didn't have the authority to make them," said John Baldridge, Chariton. Baldridge said this resulted in some inequities at UNI. Pollution MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Sioux City, Iowa, Mayor Paul Berger and a delegation of city civic and business officials completed purchase of $3.5 million in pollution control revenue bonds Thursday. The city will use proceeds from the bonds sale to acquire and equip the stockyards area for elimination of water pollution. The stockyrrds have been in operation as a public market since 1887. Two Minneapolis brokerage firms — Piper, Jaffray & Hop- wood and Dain, Kallman & Quail — are joint managers of the municipal improvement financing program. One Killed MALCOM, Iowa (AP)-Diana Estep, 19, of Langley, Wash., was killed and three other persons were injured in a one-car accident on 1-80 three miles west of here Friday morning. Mrs. Estep was a passenger in a car driven by Jack Peters, 44, Langley. Peters was injured, as were his wife, Louise, and the husband of the dead woman, Andy Estep, 23. Peters was reported in very serious condition in a Grlnnell hospital, and the other two were listed in good condition. Authorities said the car went into the median strip and hit a bridge abutment. Fewer Jobs DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A slump in agricultural employment during October brought a decline for the month in the number of workers placed in jobs, the Iowa Employment Sec u r i t y Commission said Thursday. The commission said agricultural employment placements dropped from 2,034 workers in September to 296 in October. Total placements numbered 4,657 in October, compared with 7,063 for September. Two Killed OSCEOLA, Iowa (AP)- Two persons were killed early Friday in a two-car headon crash on an open stretch of U.S. 34 about seven miles west of here. One of the victims was Larry Lee Reece, 31, Murray. The Iowa Highway Patrol said the second person killed was from Nebraska, but withheld identification until relatives were notified. The Patrol said both men were alone in their cars. Cooper Trial COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — James F. Cooper testified in Pottawattamie County District Court Thursday that he accidentally fired a rifle shot that killed Louise Limerick as he stumbled groing through a doorway. Mrs. Limerick, 60, was killed May 29 in her Council Bluffs home. Cooper, 49, Council Bluffs, was the last of the defense witnesses in the four-day murder trial. 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