Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 28, 1972 · Page 1
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December 28, 1972

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 1

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A Cystic Fibrosis Walk-A-Thon A 22-mile walk was held from Madison, Winn., to Dawson, Minn., to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis in honor of Vicki and Kristi Larson, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Larson of Madison and two other youths in the Madison area with the disease. Mrs. Larson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hoganson of rural Estherville. Pictured above after approximately 20 miles of the walk are, standing from left, Arnold Hoganson who was the oldest person to complete the entire distance, Mrs. Russel Larson who is Vicki's godmother, Vicki who is nine, and Mrs. Warren Larson. Kneeling is a CF volunteer from Minneapolis who was not identified and the dog is the Minnesota State Cystic Fibrosis mascot. Simple Idea Booms For Ex-Area Woman What started as a grain of an idea in early September, sprouted into a check for $6,635 being presented to the Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Chapter in Minneapolis as the result of a Walk-A-Thon. Originators of the Walk-A-Thon were Mr. and Mrs. Warren Larson of Madison, Minn., in honor of their daughters, Vicki, 9, and Kristi, 4, along with two other youths in the Madison area who suffer from the disease. " Mrs. Larson is the former Donna Hoganson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hoganson of rural Estherville. When planning the Walk-A-Thon, Mrs. Larson commented, "I think we could make about $1,000 for the state and maybe even $1,500 if we got good cooperation." The cooperation she was talking about turned out to be excellent as 173 walkers, sponsored by various groups or individuals, turned up to walk the 22 miles from Madison to Dawson and back. All but 15 walked-the entire distance. Two walkers from northwest Iowa were Arnold Hoganson and Mrs. Larson's sis­ ter, Mrs. Janice Birkland of Wallingford. Mr. Hoganson was the oldest person to complete the 22-mile walk at 60 years of age. The oldest walker to participate was 73-year-old Alvin Larson, father of Warren, who walked four miles, and the youngest was 2%-year-old Sara Hauck, who not only walked part of the route but also pushed her six-week-old sister in a baby carriage. Mrs. Larson concluded the entire event by saying, "On behalf of the four CF children in our area, We say thank you and may God bless the people for their efforts in every way to keep our children and hundreds like ours alive and growing up like others." Cystic fibrosis is the second leading killer of children in the country with one out of every 80 children diagnosed as having 'asthma' actually having CF. The disease is presently incurable but, due to research, the average lifespan of victims has been extended from pre-school through 12-14 years. Move to Stop Siltation Into Lake East Okoboji Will Hurt Conservation Practices 3 :J • I o:\'x The Board of Directors of the East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation (EOLIC), at its regular meeting Dec. 15, heard reports on the progress of the program to stop siltation in to the lakes from agriculture lands and the information available on the feasibility and possibility of dredging the lakes. Clarence Call, local Soil Conservation officer, reviewed in detail the work that has been done by local farm owners to curtail siltation. A studybyacon- servation service engineer indicates that the most effective way to control siltation into the lakes Is to build earthen control dams at each lake inlet to allow the settling of silt before it enters the lake. The cost and placement of each of these dams has been estimated, and it is believed that Federal and State aid might be available to cover a large percentage of the cost. On the matter of dredging the navigation^ channels of East Okoboji, Mlnnewashta, and the Gar lakes, project chairman Ed Purdy reported that the Conservation Commission had been contacted, Some money is available for this work, but the demands from throughout the State is so great that all work is on a priority basis. Studies are needed to determine where the dredged material might be placed if dredging is to be undertaken. Lester Licklider, Cherokee, member of the Iowa Conservation Commission, will be present to speak at the next EOLIC meeting. That meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 1973, at the Fish Hatchery in Orleans. Mr. Licklider will outline the Conservation Commissions position The Forecast PARTLY CLOUDY on dredging and on other matters pertaining to these lakes. He will also be available to answer questions posed by those in attendance. Gov. Ray to Protest Ending Rural Program DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Robert Ray said Wednesday he will lodge a strong protest with President Nixon and Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz against the announced plan to end the Rural Environmental Assistance Program (REAP). He said the program under which federal funds have been made available on a matching basis to individual farmers for soil conservation practices has been of great benefit. He told newsmen ending the program would be "a crippling blow to our s o r i 1 conservancy program." "I can't understand their logic," in wiping out the program, Ray said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in announcing the plan to end the REAP program said farmers' income has increased considerably and presumably they can take care of such conservation practices without federal help. But Gov. Ray said the benefit from good conservation practices is community-wide and individual farmers shouldn't be made to bear the entire cost. In some cases, he said, individual farmers undertaking such conservation practices as reforestation will see little direct benefit during their life­ times. Ray said that during the past five years, 108,000 farms have benefited from the REAP program and the federal government made $7.5 million available in Iowa in the past year alone. The funds are made available through the Agriculture Stabili­ zation and Conservation Service to individual farmers usually on a 50-50 basis, but the federal match can go as high as 80 or 85 per cent. Ray said that among benefits Iowans have received from the REAP program is reduced flood damage from heavy rains this fall. He said a flood in 1958 caused severe damage at Exira but the flood damage there was minimized this year largely because of soil conservation practices instituted by land owners. He said similar benefits occurred to Oakland, which also had been hard hit by previous floods. WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 8 PAGES TODAY DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 58 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1972 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Iowa's 1972 Crops Worth $2.8 Billion BY HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Press Ass'n DES MOINES - (IDPA) - If all of Iowa's 1972 crop production were sold at yesterday's prices, it would bring approximately $2.8 billion. If the same thing were done a year ago, it would have brought around $2 billion. This shows rather dramatically, said Del Van Horn, director of the Iowa Development Commission's agriculture division, that Iowa farmers had a bumper crop— at good prices. Although expressing concern for individual farmers who have had difficulty harvesting their crops because of the weather, nevertheless Van Horn thinks the amount of corn and soybeans lost because of the snow and cold will be insignificant when compared to the whole picture. For example, he looks for the largest corn crop in the state's history, over 1.2 billion bushels which would be up slightly from a year ago. The average yield has jumped from 102 bushels last year to around 115 bushels this year. "It is really something to have billion bushel corn crops back to back," Van Horn commented. What's more, Iowans are getting between $1.30 to $1.40 per bushel this year. But Van Horn, who has been farming at Jefferson for 25 years, is somewhat cautious about corn prices. He is fearful of an artificial market. Although soybeans are going for around $3.85 to $4 a bushel, he thinks the soybean market is solid. Exporting Grain to Russia has been a real bonanza for Iowa farmers. A breakthrough in up-coming trade talks involving the European Common Market countries could represent a significant gain for farmers. Under the present trade agreements negotiated while the late John Kennedy was President, people living in the common market countries pay a premium of up to $1 for each bushel of grain they purchase from the United States. A reduction or elimination of this special fee could open new markets for Iowa farmers. While Russia has committed itself to buying feed grains for five years, Van Horn warned farmers that other countries might try to cash in on the situation. The Iowa Development Commission official is also pleased at the prices farmers are receiving for livestock, around $32 per hundred weight for hogs and $38 for cattle. A lot of people are not aware that 24 per cent of all the hogs produced in the United States are raised in Iowa. The state also produces 18 per cent of all the cattle. Historically the per capita consumption of pork has not increased in good times. Van Horn hopes to change this pattern by institutr ing a pork grading system in Io- REGI& VOSS DEAN BARNES Among Other Things... Farm Crop Clinic Thursday at VFW Amputation Scheduled Danny Hennick, 14, son of Mrs. Evelyn Hennick, Estherville, was to have leg amputation in treatment of a birth defect today in Minneapolis. His address is Danny Hennick, Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Twin Cities Unit, 2025 East River Road, Minneapolis, Minn. 55414. Clean-up Campaign A joint effort between the Estherville Chamber of Commerce, County Board of Supervisors and City of Estherville for an abandoned car clean-up has been launched. In order to obtain an inventory of abandoned and junked cars throughout the county, anyone wanting to dispose of vehicles is asked to call either the Chamber of Commerce or Estherville Code Enforcement office. Northwest Iowa farmers are invited to a Crops Clinic on Thursday, Jan. 4, at the VFW Hall in Estherville beginningat9:30a.m. with registration and coffee, according to Gene Rullestad, Emmet County Extension Director. Regis Voss, Iowa State University Extension Agronomist, will begin the morning program, discussing "How soil tests change with fertilizer use." Dean Barnes, ISU Area Crops Production specialist, will follow with a discussion of 'corn management in regard to soil fertility, population, weeds and insects. Following lunch, Ivan Summa, general manager of the Superior Co-op, and Omar Burkgren, manager of the Wallingford branch of Terminal Cooperative, will present briefly how they see their cooperatives' business in 1973. Also during the afternoon program, Voss will discuss crop response to fertilizer, followed by Barnes presenting information about soybean management. Morning coffee and noon lunch will be served, compliments of the Superior Co-op and Terminal Cooperatives of Wallingford and Graettinger who are co-sponsors of the clinic together with the Extension Service in Emmet and Dickinson Counties. All interested persons are invited to attend. Auto Graveyard Being Recycled Gifts Await First Baby The first baby of 1973 will be showered with 16 gifts from Estherville merchants, according to a First Baby Contest appearing in Friday's Daily News. Complete details of the contest will appear on page 5, which includes that the baby must be born in Emmet County. Gifts will be offered by Hoye Super Rexali Drug, Estherville Greenhouse, Penney's, Ben Franklin Store, D & B "O.K." Hardware, Iowa Trust and Savings Bank, Harold's Red Owl, Christensen'a of Estherville, Dave's Photography, Land 0*Lakes Dairy Products, Coaat-to- Coast Store, Ken's Flower Shed, Hy-Vee Food Store, McCleary's Department Store, Boone Jewelry and Anthony 's. The winner will be announced in this newspaper. Ecology is on the move at the Estherville Auto Salvage Company, on the south edge of the Estherville city limits. The company currently has a car crushing machine, which mashes junked and wrecked cars to a thickness of one foot, working to remove vehicles which have acculmated over the years. The crusher, owned by the Midwest Auto Crushing Company, of Sioux Falls not only helps eliminate the eyesore of cars which are often piled three or more deep but also contributes to the recycling movement. After the cars are crushed, they are loaded onto flatbed trucks and hauled to Chicago. Once in Chicago, the cars are shredded, melted down and made into useable sheet metal. Three trucks, capable of hauling up to 22-tons of crushed cars, currently are making a daily trip to the recycling plantfrom Estherville. Before the cars are literally flattened like pancakes, they are stripped of upholstery, engine and gas tank plus any other parts which can be salvaged for usable parts. The cars, then ready to be crushed, are put into the machine by a $40,000 loader truck. One man, sitting in a cockpit at one end of the machine, is all that is required to operate the crusher. Two levers which operate two hydraulic cylinders forcing a metal plate, which weighs 17,000poundsonthecars, does the crushing. The machine, at its maximum crushing power, totals 228,000 pounds of pressure or 28,000 pounds per square inch. The crusher can mash up to six cars into one pile and on an average day can crush up to 100 cars. David Lenning, foreman for Midwest Auto Crushing, said they have been in Estherville since Dec. 20 and have already crushed 280 cars. Lenning, who formally managed a motel in Anchorage, Alaska, but quit because he said it 'was too boring', said they should be done in Estherville by Monday. The crusher, built by a Texas company, costs slightly over $43,000 to build. The crushing company, which travels throughout the Midwest, employes seven men including two auto body strippers, a loader operator, three truck drivers who drive continuous routes in and out of Chicago and the crusher operator. Compacting Cars Car crusher currently working at the Estherville Auto Salvage 1 on Highway 4 near the south city limits of Estherville, can compact up to six cars into one pile for hauling to a recycling plant More pictures Page 3.— Photos by Jim Ferree t

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