Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 3, 1973 · Page 1
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January 3, 1973

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Council Appropriates Funds for 1973 v«3 of HI i Boost City Pay Scale Sledding We Will Go . Sharon and Ronald Elliott enjoy their last day of Christmas vacation with a brisk sled ride down a secluded hill in Estherville. Sharon said she wished they had more time for more sledding but was also anxious to get back to school. Classes resumed today in Estherville after a 13-day Christmas vacation.— Photo by Jim Ferree BY CHUCK OSTHEIMER Employes of the City of Estherville were given a $30 per month raise per employe for 1973 in action taken by the Estherville City Council Tuesday night. The raises will boost the city's payroll $25,920 for 1973 with 72 employes listed. Council members also approved an eighth holiday for city em­ ployes but preferred to poll personnel before setting the date. Acting on a recommendation that the holiday be 'floating' or the choice of the employe, council members felt that it would involve too much bookkeeping and preferred to set a specific day. Additional demands and grievances were heard by the council but no action was taken. Appropriations of $2,699,229.18 for the fiscal year beginning in 1973 Were approved by the council, allowing the city to begin spending for the new year. The appropriations for 1973 are up $200,000 from the $2,468,598.41 approved by the council for 1972. Anticipated receipts expected by the city for 1973 is $2,967,657.67, up$ll,000from actual receipts in 1972. Steve Woodley, city code enforcement officer, was authorized to proceed with legal work to rezone several sections of Estherville, as approved by the City Planning and Zoning Commission in December. Woodley said that currently problems exist with some building permits for land use other than zoning regulations permit. He also noted that some lots under one owner are zoned in two different classes. Property which is rezoned can still be used for its present purposes but when the present use ends, then the new regulations would take effect. Council members also approved a special council meeting Demos Challenge Nixon As 93rd Congress Opens WASHINGTON (AP) - The 93rd Congress opens today with its Democratic majorities moving to challenge President Nixon's Indochina and spending policies even before the sounding of the first gavel. House Democrats voted 154 to 75 Tuesday to support legislation to cut off all war funds at once, subject only to provisions for the return of U.S. prisoners and safe conduct for withdrawing American forces. And top Senate Democrats went to court in an attempt to force the Nixon administration to spend highway money that Congress has appropriated. Prior to the opening of the new Congress at noon today, Senate Democrats and Republicans scheduled separate caucuses. Mike Mansfield of Montana and Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania had no announced opposition for re-election as Democratic and Republican leaders, respectively. The Senate and House planned largely ceremonial opening sessions today with leaders of both houses vowing to reassert the role of Congress in the next two years. "We have our mandate too," Among Other Things... House Speaker Carl Albert told fellow Democrats after they voted 202 to'25 to designate him as their candidate for a second two-year term as speaker. Rep. Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. of Massachusetts, a white-haired political veteran and war opponent, was elected by acclamation as the new Democratic leader, succeeding Hale Boggs of Louisiana. Boggs has been missing since a plane carrying him and Rep. Nick Begich of Alaska disappeared Oct. 17. O'Neill's successor as whip will be appointed Jan. 10. Seventeen senior Senate Democrats— the party's leaders and 15 committee chairmen- joined Tuesday in a federal court case that seeks to force the Nixon administration to spend highway funds voted by Congress. The move was described by sponsors as the first step in a major effort to challenge the administration's refusal to spend certain domestic appropriations. Democrats emerging from Tuesday's day-long caucus told reporters they were impressed by the determination expressed by Albert and O'Neill to provide the leadership needed to help Congress regain lost power and challenge administration efforts to dismantle domestic programs passed by past Democratic administrations. Mansfield took an approach similar to Albert's, declaring in an interview that "we intend to go at least half-way to be considerate and helpful. "After all," he added, "the Congress is a co-equal branch of government." Top Show Returns "Gone With The Wind," still acclaimed by many critics as the greatest motion picture ever filmed, returns Sunday to the Grand Theatre in Estherville for a three-day engagement. Sunday matinee starts at 2:00 p.m. and the evening showing begins at 7:30 o'clock. Esther Lynch Retiring Esther A. Lynch, clerk at the Superior Post Office for 19% years, has resigned effective Jan. 5, 1973, according to postmaster Esther V. Tow. Mrs. Lynch started work as a substitute clerk on July 1, 1953, and has served since that time. Following the resignation of the late Vinnie Olson as postmaster, she served a year as clerk-in-charge of the Superior office. A new clerk will be appointed in the near future according to Mrs. Tow. New Year Baby a Boy Baby boy Trosin raced to the finish line at 2:49 a.m. today in the First Baby of 1973 contest in Emmet County and will receive 16 gifts from Estherville merchants. The 6-pound, 5-ounce winner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trosin, Estherville. He has a sister, Paula Ann, 3, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Vivian Bretzman, Estherville, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. James Stevens, Estherville. His great-grandmother is Mrs. Maude Brown, Estherville. We also learned from his mother that he "is very nice looking." Recovering from Surgery Danny Hennick, 14, son of Mrs. Evelyn Hennick, Estherville, is reported doing well after a leg amputation on Dec. 28 at Shriners Hospital in Minneapolis. The amputation was performed in order that he could be fitted with an artificial limb to correct a birth defect. He is continuing his school study while at the hospital and will remain there from four to six weeks, according to Mrs. Hennick. His address is Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Twin Cities Unit, 2025 East River Road, Minneapolis, Minn. 55414. Estherville Chamber Names New Directors Harold Sawyer was elected president of the Estherville Chamber of Commerce for 1973 at the board of directors meeting held Tuesday night, according to Executive Secretary Bob Knox. Sawyer replaces Francis Eveleth in the post. Also elected at the first meeting in 1973 were Charlotte Ohrtman vice-president of the Ag- Industry Bureau; Bruce Barnes as vice-president of the Civic Bureau; and Alan Robinson as vice - president of the Retail Bureau. Four members elected to the board were Kermit Graber to Ag-Industry, Keith Godfrey to the Civic Bureau, Bob Stall and Jim Valen to fill vacancies of the Retail Bureau. Retiring directors were Wally Spence, Barry Huntsinger, Francis Eveleth and Daniel Poppen. Plans Saturday Classes The Estherville Recreation Department will be offering various crafts classes for students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades, according to Al Bolty, Recreation director. The classes will start at 2 p.m. Saturday,' Jan. 6, and be held at the Hampton House at 809 2nd Ave. S. The first meeting will be for registration and introduction which will last for approximately one hour. Thereafter, each class will run from four to six weeks depending on the activity. The classes to be offered and instructors are: wood fiber flowers, Mrs. Palmer Halverson; beginning crocheting, Mrs. A. R. Bahl; charcoal and oil art, Mrs. Wayne Olson; leather craft and braiding, Mrs. Nina M of fit; beginning knitting, Mrs. Bill Kolpin and Mrs. Corwin Keith; felt craft, Mrs. Jim Roberts; bird feeders and soap carving, the Rev. Richard Pearson and Keith Godfrey; and piecing lap robes, Mildred Sharp. The Forecast with representatives from Henningson, Durham and Richardson for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, to proceed with plans and policy for new waste treatment facilities for the city. According to the office of Congressman Wiley Mayne, the city has been awarded a federal grant of $5,202,750 by the Environmen­ tal Pollution Agency, with total cost of the plant estimated to be $6,937,000. A request from Fire Chief Cliff Rauhauser asking for authorization to purchase 500 feet of 2Vi-inch hose for the Fire Department was approved as was authorization for a school to be held in Estherville in cooperation with Iowa Lakes Community College. Cost of the school for the city is $150 per year with matching federal funds and is expected to last for two to three years. Jim Currell and F. T. Shadle were appointed to the police Pension Board by Mayor Linn Foderberg and approved by the council. In addition, Mayor Foderberg's appointment of Councilman Ed Kultala to replace Ex-councilman Ed Quill in to the industrial committee was approved. A Class C beer permit for Mortimore's Grocery andaclass C liquor license for the Friendly Tavern were approved by the council. WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 8 PAGES TODAY DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 61 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Schedule Junior High Election February 8 By CAROL HIGGINS Formal acceptance of petitions calling for another bond election was made at last night's meeting of the Estherville Community School Board of Education. Approval was also given for offering a new high school course, vocational agriculture mechanics, for one semester. Other business included a decision to renew a contract for bus barn rental, a report on school maintenance work and discussion of making midyear graduation possible. Petitions, for a bond issue vote luded 303 names, well over le 216 required for consideration. In accepting the petition, the board agreed on scheduling the election for Feb. 8, 1973, calling for a bond issue of $955,^ 000 for the proposed addition to the junior high building known as the Rotunda Building. Revisions of the plan which had been prepared by the architect were also discussed by the board. These followed suggestions made by Iowa Department of Public Instruction experts concerning more space used for office and classrooms and less for a courtyard, roofing over the courtyard for easier maintenance and kitchen facilities. The DPI authorities had suggested that food preparation for the schools might be more economical if centralized at a remodeled facility in the old junior high building. Thus, the Rotunda kitchen could be made smaller for use as a serving facility only. Other rough plans drawn by the architect also showed an eight-lane swimming pool, larger than the six-lane pool previously considered. It would apparently still keep within the proposed budget for the addition. Members of the board all agreed to make themselves available to local organizations planning programs for discussion of the bond issue. Dennis Epley, vocational agriculture instructor, had requested permission to add a course in mechanics. The board gave approval for one semester only noting that the course could be included permanently in the curriculum if It proved successful. Approval was given renewal of a lease on the East building at Emmet County Fair Grounds for use for bus storage excluding a month during fair time in the summer. The agreement is for a 12-month period at a monthly rent of $54.50. The question of adding a midyear graduation for those students who want to finish early to go on to jobs was considered and the matter was tabled for further research. Superintendent Robert Rice showed a film concerning the principles of individualized guided education. By use of team teaching and grouping according to learning needs the goal is to use methods of teaching tailored to the individual child. Materials and technical knowledge are available to the Lakes Conference Schools on these ariethods, Rice explained, and are being used to varying extents, according to special problems of the schools. Two Killed in Clay County An accident Tuesday afternoon was fatal for Gary Glenn Sourada and his seven-year-old son Todd on highway 18 two miles east of Spencer in Clay county. The Sourada's vehicle, above, was struck by a pickup driven by Lawrence Lee Buck of Spencer after the Buck vehicle struck a car driven by Emma Malinda Kundel of Ayrshire, according to State Trooper Marvin Loebach.— Photo by Spencer Daily Reporter Three Car Accident Fatal To Ruthven Father, Son SPENCER— A traffic accident Tuesday afternoon claimed a second father and child in less than a month on Clay county roads. Dead are Gary Glenn Sourada, 37, of Ruthven and his seven- year-old son Todd. Two passengers in his car, Julie Linda Sourada, 30, his wife, and Judith Ann Sourada, five, their daughter, were hospitalized with injuries. The accident, involving two automobiles and a pickup truck occurred at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday two miles east of Spencer on highway 18. Also injured was Lawrence Lee Buck, 49, of Spencer, driver of the pickup, who was treated for head lacerations and released. The driver of the third vehicle, Emma Malinda Kundel, 78, of Ayrshire was not injured. Iowa Highway Patrol Trooper M. E. Loebach, who investigated the accident, said the Buck pickup traveled west on highway 18, struck the rear left fender of the Kundel auto, spinning it around on the highway. The pickup continued on, striking the Sourada car just back of the left front wheel, ripping out the entire left side of the vehicle and knocking it into the ditch on the south side of the road. The pickup then continued on veering off the south side of the road and coming to a stop about 100 feet into a cornfield. Todd Sourada died instantly of head injuries. His father died at Spencer Municipal Hospital at 6:40 p.m. Julie Sourada received head lacerations and Judith Sourada had abrasions of her body and lacerations. The Sourada's 1963 sedan was totally demolished. Damage to the Buck pickup was estimated at $3,000 and damage to the Kundel 1965 car at $150. Loebach said charges are pending following completion of his investigation. Darlo Peters and his daughter, Darlene, 4, of rural Webb were fatally injured in an accident Wednesday, Dec. 13, two miles east of highway 71 on the Webb blacktop, Iowa highway 374. CBS Sells Yanks at Loss NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees were sold today by CBS for $10 million to a group headed by Yankees President Michael Burke. CBS had paid $16 million for the American League team. Burke, who also had been a vice president of the Columbia Broadcasting System, said that millionaire shipbuilder George Steinbrenner also would be in the top echelon of management of the baseball team. "The club will remain in New York City," Burke said. "The Yankee organization will remain intact." Burke said there would be 12 partners involved.

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