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December 21, 1972

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5031 6 Remember 'Woodchoppers BalP? Woody Herman Band At Sports Festival A Song for Senior Citizens Ready to go a-caroling at Good Samaritan Center and Rosewood Manor are first, second and third graders from Maniece School. In the front row, from left, are David Steil, Darold Sharar, John Loun, Linda Schnell and Angela Brosh. Second row, from left, Jackie Perkins, Debbie Herke, Koleen Sharar (holding up her music sheet), Amy Brinkman (partly behind Koleen), Joan Walz (sitting forward), Shari Bisgaard (behind Joan), and Tom Preston. Third row, Sheryl Brosh (partially hidden by tree), Janice Strube, Kristy Kollasch, Kim Zitter- ich, Denise Wunn and Ginger Glen. Back row, Dean Show, Brian Blair, Alan Lammers, Matt Sheridan and Larry Johnson. They sang for the senior citizens at the nursing homes Wednesday, conducted by Mrs. Dorothy Green.-Photo by Jim Ferree WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 8 PAGES TODAY UDAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 54 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1972 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c The 17-piece nationally famous band of Woody Herman will be the entertainment feature of the Estherville Winter Sports Festival, scheduled for Feb. 2, 3, and 4, it is announced by festival committee members. The Woody Herman band, which Herman calls his "Herd," is described as getting a big rock sound without guitars, but with a fine rock drummer, five trumpets, four trombones, four saxophones, and Woody himself playing clarinet, alto sax, and soprano sax. Devotees of Herman's art credit him with such a degree of versatility that not only can he produce what some describe as the greatest rock sound going, but also lays down some of the finest jazz blues lines to be heard anywhere. "Those who savor the memory of Herman's great Herds of the 1940s and '50s will not be disappointed in this band, for it kindles all the flaming hell-for- leather excitement of old, and then some," write Dick Habein and Jim Nesbitt in the Honolulu Star. From the days of his famous "Woodchoppers Ball" inthe'40s, Herman has been swinging continuously. He says that "the spirit of jazz is for everybody. It is having a ball and that when you stop swinging, you're competing with classical musicians." Included in his repertoire are numbers that have nostalgic attachment for the crowds of the '40s and '50s as well as contemporary arrangements of such tunes as "Aquarius," "Light My Fire," and "Little Green Apples." These tunes are given a rollocking jazz-rock treatment with Herman and others taking solos in front of the brass and reed sections. Time Magazine has described Protest American Bombing Communists Walk Out of Talks PARIS (AP) — The Communist delegations walked out of the weekly session of the Vietnam peace talks today in protest against the American bombing of North Vietnam. Hanoi's deputy negotiator, Nguyen Minn Vy, and the Viet Cong's Dinh Ba Thi read prepared statements at the start of the meeting and then walked out •without giving the American and Saigon representatives a chance to reply. The two Communist speakers vehemently denounced the "terror bombing" of densely populated areas of Hanoi and Hai­ phong and said they would not be intimidated by the war escalation ordered by President Nixon. It was the second time in more than four years of fruitless negotiations that the Hanoi and Viet Cong delegations have walked out of a meeting to protest American bombing. Emerging from the meeting, acting U.S. delegate Heyward Isham said, "We had hoped the other side would have something constructive to say at today's meeting. "We were very disappointed to find that after they had read their prepared statements Mr. Vy unilaterally declared the session suspended and proposed that we meet again next Thursday without awaiting a proper response." Threaten Cut In Viet Aid SAIGON — President Nixon has told President Nguyen Van Thieu he will cut off all mili­ tary and economic aid to South Vietnam if Thieu refuses to sign the peace agreement Nixon expects Hanoi to agree to in the near future, high - level South Vietnamese officials said today. Nixon also told Thieu not to try to circumvent U.S. peace efforts by making proposals of his own, as he did on Dec. 12, the officials reported. They said Nixon considered Thieu's proposal, made while Henry A. Kissinger and Le Due Tho were negotiating in Paris, untimely. Nixon's reported ultimatum was contained in a personal letter delivered Tuesday by Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., who flew from Washington as Nixon's emissary. The South Vietnamese sources also reported that after the breakdown of the Kissinger-Tho negotiations on Dec. 13, Nixon Nine Killed in Collision Of Airliners at Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — Two airliners carrying 138 persons collided on a fog-shrouded runway at O'Hare International Airport, killing nine persons in Chicago's second air tragedy in two weeks. The collision late Wednesday involved a North Central Airlines jet with 45 persons aboard and a Delta Airlines Convair 880 with 86 passengers and a crew of seven. The Cook County morgue said the nine who died were North Central passengers. One Delta passenger said after the accident that "two seconds could have made the difference in all our lives." The crash occurred as the North Central DC 9 - flight 575 to Madison, Wis, and Duluth and International Falls, Minn. — was taking off. The plane clipped the tail of the Delta craft, which was taxiing to a holding area after a flight from West Palm Beach and Tampa, Fla. "There was a jolt," said Roy Ritter, 60, of Rockford, 111., who was aboard the Delta plane. "After we slid down the emergency chute we saw the tail section of our plane 200 feet Truman Still Fighting KANSAS CITY (AP) - Harry S. Truman continued his stubborn fight for life today with the help of an innovative treatment which his doctors hoped will reduce the dangerous level of poison in the former president's blood stream. Truman remained in very serious condition at Research Hospital and Medical Center where he has been struggling since Dec. 5 to recover from lung congestion, bronchitis, a weakened heart and now, most critically, failing kidneys. The fluid discharge of the kidneys increased somewhat Wednesday but continued to fail in purifying the blood. Dr. Wallace Graham, Truman's personal physician, said the blood urea nitrogen level is mounting in spite of increased output. from the rest of it." Two passengers aboard the Delta plane were injured, neither seriously. It was Ritter's first time in an airplane. "If the guy in the other plane had been two seconds earlier we would have been done for," he said. Thirteen persons aboard the North Central jet were admitted to a hospital and 19 other passengers and a crew of four were unhurt. Vincent Maloney, chief air traffic controller at O'Hare, said that visibility was a quarter of a mile at the time of the accident. He said many airlines feel such visibility is adequate. The airport was shut down for 55 minutes after the crash. Earlier in the day, the fog had forced the airport to restrict air traffic to outgoing flights. The Forecast COLDER sent North Vietnam an ultimatum giving it 72 hours to agree to his demand that Hanoi recognize South Vietnam as a separate state. Congress May End Fighting WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's Democratic and Republican leaders anticipate Congress will try to end the war in Vietnam if President Nixon doesn't do it himself. Sen. Hugh Scott, the GOP leader, defending administration policy, warned it will be "next to Impossible" to gain congressional approval of any new military or economic aid for Saigon while the conflict continues. Majority leader Mike Mansfield of Montana denounced the expanded bombing and the mining of North Vietnam as "the road to a continuing impasse," and said he will press anew for legislation calling for an end to the war. Mansfield said he expects other members of the Senate and House will be proposing war- ending legislation. "I think there's a great deal of distress in the Congress," he told a news conference. It would be weeks before any antiwar legislation could be shaped and acted upon in the new Congress which convenes Jan. 3. White House Denies Rift KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP)The White House firmly denies a rift exists between President Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger, but reports persist that Nixon has tightened the reigns on his chief Vietnam peace negotiator. "Any speculation that the President and Dr. Kissinger are not unified on Vietnam policy is absolutely without foundation and untrue," presidential press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Wednesday before Nixon flew to his bayfront home here to spend the Christmas holidays. En route to Florida, Kissinger conferred with Nixon aboard the President's jetliner. They will be joined here late today or Friday by Kissinger's top aide, Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., who was due in from Saigon. Soviets Eye End of War MOSCOW (AP) - Leonid I. Brezhnev said today that the future Soviet - American relations will depend to a large extent on settlement of the war in Vietnam. The general secretary of the Soviet Communist party condemned the new bombing attack on North Vietnam and called for a speedy end to "the dirtiest war in the history of the world." He said the Soviet government will spare no efforts in its support of North Vietnam's "courageous struggle." Brezhnev, chief speaker at the opening of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Soviet Union, sa}d, "The negotiations with President Nixon in Moscow this spring were a big step forward in the development of Soviet-American relations. "Much will depend on the course of events in the immediate future and, in particular, on the turn in the question of ending the war in Vietnam." U.S. Loses Three Bombers SAIGON (AP) - The U.S. Command today reported the loss of three more B52 heavy bombers as the heaviest raids of the war in the Hanoi-Haiphong area continued. This raised the total losses acknowledged by the Command since the attacks began Monday night to six B52s and two fighter-bombers downed with 27 fliers missing. The Command also announced today that one American was killed in action in Indochina last week and six were wounded. Shopping j Days i Till Christmas; Herman's style as "a near-symphonic fusion of rock and the toe- tapping, old-gold sound that was the trademark of his earlier bands." , Herman and his band play more than 200 concerts a year and the 57-year-old band leader doesn't talk of retirement. As the Los Angeles Herald Examiner puts it, "Woody Herman has the unique distinction of being able to please the kids of the kids he pleased 20 years ago.'' Tickets for the Woody Herman concert are now on sale at the Iowa Trust and Savings Bank, Emmet County State Bank, Rexall Store, Estherville Drug Co., the Chamber of Commerce office, Krafft Music Co., and Stan Young Insurance Agency. The price is $3 per seat. "For those looking for a Christmas gift that is sure to please any age, we'd like to suggest a couple of tickets to the Woody Herman concert," said Sports Festival committee members. The concert will be held in the gymnasium at Estherville High School and is one of the features of the festival that will also include the Mid-west Collegiate Ski Championship races, snowmobile racing, hot-air balloon races, and a city-wide snow sculpture contest. Woody Herman Laws Designate Safety In Snowmobile Operation For their own safety as well as care in compliance, snowmo- bilers were reminded of state regulations today by Emmet County Sheriff Richard Dahl. State law provides that snowmobiles may operate in roadside ditches but must be five feet off the roadway. Concerning the state law for snowmobiles on crossing streets, he quoted the stipulations that: "The crossing is made at an angle of approximately 90 degrees to the direction of the highway and at a place where no obstruction prevents a quick and safe crossing; "The snowmobile must be brought to a complete stop before crossing the shoulder or main traveled way of the highway; "The driver must yield the right-of-way to all oncoming traffic which constitutes an immediate hazard." Iowa law also states that "the headlight and taillights must be lighted on a public highway at any time from sunset to sunrise, and at such other times When conditions such as fog, snow, sleet or rain provide insufficient lighting to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles at a distance of 500 feet ahead. State areas on which the snowmobiles may operate were listed by Conservation Officer Robert Moats. In Emmet County these include Ingham Lake, High Lake, Cunningham Slough, West Swan Lake, Tuttle Lake, Twelve-Mile Lake and Iowa Lake. Moats stressed that the vehicles may run on ice areas only. All other game management areas are closed. Fort Defiance State Park has a marked snowmobile trail for the sport. Lakes in Palo Alto County where snowmobiling is permitted include Five Island Lake, Lost Island Lake and Virgin Lake. Thirteen lakes were listed in Dickinson County where the vehicles may run. These are Center Lake, Little Spirit, West Okoboji, East Okoboji, Spirit, Minnewash- ta, Upper Gar, Lower Gar, Pleasant, Prairie, Silver, Little Swan and Welch Lake. Ordinances have been passed by Armstrong and Ringsted city councils concerning how and where snowmobiles may be operated. In Armstrong the vehicles are permitted on east-west alleys for passage out of town via Third Street and Columbian Boulevard or a north-south alley between Fifth and Sixth Streets. Snowmobile Burns A snowmobile received extensive damage from fire caused by burning gasoline in a garage at the Merle Petersen residence at West 733 N. 8th Ave. at 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to Fire Chief Cliff Rauhauser, Petersen was working on the snowmobile in his garage when he accidently dropped a heat lamp into some spilled gasoline. The heat lamp broke causing the gasoline to explode around the snowmobile. The interior of the garage and house both received smoke damage. Estherville firemen were delayed in reaching the fire when first summoned to 733 8th Ave. N. Firemen also were called to the 500 block on S. 15th Street about 6 p.m. Wednesday but the reported fire turned into a false alarm.— Photo by Jim Ferree I •1

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