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January 4, 1973

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Vietnam Peace Talks Resume Say Communists Seek A Disguised Victory Emmet's First Proud parents of the first baby of 1973 in Emmet County are Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. "Butch" Trosin, shown above with their prizewinner. He arrived at 2:49 a.m. Jan, 3, weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and has been named Daniel Charles. "We couldn't believe it," says Mrs. Trosin, about finding that he was first. As winner of the first baby contest he will receive 16 gifts, bestowed by Hoye Super Rexall Drug, Estherville Greenhouse, Penney's, Ben Franklin Store, D & B "O.K." Hardware, Iowa Trust and Savings Bank, Harold's Red Owl, Christensen's of Estherville, Dave's Photography,' Land O'Lakes Dairy Products, Coast-to-Coast Store, Ken's Flower Shed, Hy-Vee Food Store, McCleary's Department Store, Boone Jewelry and Anthony's. — Photo by Jim Ferree PARIS (AP) — The semipublic Vietnam peace talks resumed today with a sharp clash between the Communists and the South Vietnamese over the peace agreement Henry A. Kissinger and Le Due Tho drafted in October. Hanoi called for the United States to sign the agreement "promptly," but Saigon denounced the draft as a "disguised victory" for North Vietnam. Saigon's representative renewed its demand that Hanoi recognize the existence of two sovereign states in Vietnam. Dinh Ba Thi of the Viet Cong said this was "utterly absurd" and a "U.S. maneuver to deny the fact that there now exists in South Vietnam two administrations, two armies and three political forces." The chief U.S. delegate, Ambassador William J. Porter, called on the negotiators to lay aside the bitterness that has marked past sessions and turn toward reconciliation in what Nixon Agriculture Cuts A Challenge to Congress he called the concluding phase of the war. Deputy negotiator Nguyen Minh Vy of North Vietnam issued a sharp retort at the end of the session, telling newsmen: "While B52s continue carpet- bombing on the territory of our country, provoking mourning and devastation, today at this conference the American delegate tells us this is not the moment for rancor but is the moment to heal the wounds. "We told the American delegate that if the United States wants to close the gap between its acts and its words, it must renounce its aggressive aims and acts of war and immediately proceed to sign without delay the agreement to which it has given its consent." Saigon Ambassador Pham Dang Lam told the 172nd session of the semipublic Paris peace talks: "Unless they admit that their design is to achieve the reunification of Vietnam their way and to place the whole of Vietnam under their domination, the Hanoi authorities cannot fail to acknowledge that there are two distinct states of Vietnam." He said both are "internationally recognized, each having its own political regime and exercising its sovereignty on its own territory, as in the cases of the two Germanys and the two Koreas." The four-party talks resumed today after a two-week suspension. Their renewal was a preliminary to the resumption Monday of peace negotiations between U.S. presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger and Le Due Tho of the North Vietnamese Politburo. U.S. Ambassador William J. Porter told the meeting the new year should mark "the concluding phase of this protracted conflict" in Vietnam but added he did not "underestimate the problems which exist and which will face us stillfor sometime." Porter said the past four years of negotiations had been "largely sterile exchanges which only developed last October into a phase which can today be described as a serious negotiating process." Today's session was expected to be Porter's last appearance as head of the U.S. delegation before he leaves for Washington to become undersecretary of state for political affairs. Porter said the negotiators now have to start anew, "having... learned lessons from this painful history and apply those lessons both to the concluding phase of these negotiations for a settlement in Vietnam and to the new stage of regional relationships which can now develop." He said this will require "continuing work, patience and a large measure of understanding for continued differences of view and continued suspicions which cannot overnight disappear. I am not inclined at all to underestimate the problems which exist and which will face us still for some time." The talks were suspended for two weeks during the bombing of the Hanoi-Haiphong area, but on Wednesday North Vietnam and the Viet Cong agreed to resume them. The Communists walked out of the Dec. 21 meeting to protest the bombing and proposed the talks resume Dec. 28, but the United States and South Vietnam refused. Hanoi stressed Wednesday that recognition of North and South Vietnam as one nation is the key to any peace agreement, and the point was expected to be brought up again today. Saigon rejects the one- nation idea and demands Hanoi recognize it as an independent state. The North Vietnamese delegation in Paris said the United States already had agreed in the draft prepared by Kissinger, President Nixon's national- security advisor, and Tho in October that it "respects the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Vietnam, provided for by the 1954 Geneva agreements." It demanded that the United States adhere to this. The delegation also said the Pentagon lied when it said that the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi was hit "accidentally" or by falling North Vietnamese antiaircraft missiles. It said American B52s hit the hospital Dec. 19 and Dec. 22 and the bombs "completely flattened" the buildings. h By CARL C. CRAFT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Rural representatives on Capitol Hill say the Nixon administration's cuts in popular and long-standing programs of federal aid to agriculture are a challenge to the power of Congress. Calling House colleagues to a strategy session today, nine Democrats and five Republicans said the Agriculture Department's decision to terminate some farm programs "is not a matter solely of agricultural concern, or of partisan concern— it concerns all members of Congress." Administration -budget-cutting recently, ended two conservation programs for which Congress had specified more than $200 million a year. Other actions call for phaseout of emergency farm loans by the Farmers Home Administration, plus a halt to low-cost direct loans by the Rural Elec­ trification Administration. "We feel that the termination of these programs can have disastrous consequences in agriculture and, beyond that, that the department's unilateral ac- tit is a challenge to the authority of Congress," the 14 Congressmen said. They made the statements in a note urging fellow congressmen to attend a bipartisan caucus arranged by Rep. John Melcher, D-Mont., head of a Plane Crash Kills Five Near Blairstown Thursday BLAIRSTOWN, Iowa (AP)Federal Aviation Administration officials were to begin sifting through the wreckage of a light aircraft near here Thursday to determine the cause of a crash which killed five men from Cedar Rapids. They died Wednesday when their twin engine Beechcraft bound for Cedar Rapids plunged into a field some 20 miles west of its destination. The FAA said the flight had begun an hour earlier at Omaha, Neb. and ended in flames about 200 yards from a farm home located seven miles northwest of here in Benton County. The victims were identified as: Alden Stradling, 49, the pilot; Neldon Wood, 38, co-pilot; Ron B. Eden, 29; Clarence D. Hahn, 49; and Dennis Otting, 35. The FAA said Wednesday night the cause of the crash wasn't known, although one source ruled out weather as a factor. The aircraft was registered Gyms Open The high school and Roosevelt gymnasiums will be open from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6 and 7, according to Lou Bohnsack, administrative assistant for Estherville schools. Postpone Meeting A special meeting of the Estherville City Council scheduled for tonight has been postponed as representatives from Henningson, Durham and Richardson of Omaha are unable to be in Estherville. Also on the agenda for the meeting was payment of the Rosenau 'firecracker judgement.' Johnson Re-elected T. L. Johnson, Armstrong, was re-elected chairman of the Emmet County Board of Supervisors at the reorganization meeting Tuesday. Other board appointments included George Meiners who was reappointed county weed commissioner. Members of the .Social Welfare Board, of which Margaret Klinger is director, were also reappointed. They are Ralph Rouse, Robert Whitehouse and Mrs. Einer Hansen, all of Estherville. to Mor-Plan Inc. of Cedar Rapids. Mor Plan is a financial institution with several offices throughout Iowa. A spokesman for the control tower at Eppley Airfield, Omaha, said the aircraft left Omaha at 4:32 p.m. and that Stradling had filed an instrument flight plan for Cedar Rapids. The plane crashed about 5:30 p.m. on a farm occupied by Arnold and Fred Backes. Fred Backes said the aircraft burst into flames upon impact just a short distance from his home. He said he didn't witness the crash, but heard the explosion and saw the flaming debris from his home. An FAA official in the Cedar Rapids control tower said the weather was adverse but not severe enough to cause the crash because of the plane's capabilities. "In our estimation, it wasn't the weather that caused it," the FAA spokesman said. Cut Record Ben Haigh of Estherville, Harvey Peterson of Spirit Lake, Marvin Miller of Ruthven and Amby Meyer of Fairmont are members of Little Joe's Dance Band which recently released an album entitled 'A Treat for Dancing Feet'. Little Joe's Dance Band is operated as a partnership by Joe Macek of Jackson and Ken Pavelko of Lakefield. In the album, Haigh plays a trumpet, Peterson a trombone, Meyer a saxophone, Miller the drums, Macek the accoroum and organ and Pavelko the bass horn and trumpet. Emmet Pork Producers Set Meeting A meeting to reorganize the Emmet County Pork Producers Association will be held 7:30p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the Vc- Ag room at the Armstrong Community School building in Armstrong. On hand to discuss the reorganization will be Paul Queck, executive secretary of the Iowa Pork Producers Assn., Willis Kuecker, district state direction from Wool stock, Iowa, and Paul Barnhardt, state president, from Bancroft. Topics that will be talked about will include "the purpose of the Pork Producers Association," "How other county associations operate," and "The 'Nickles for Profit' program." AH interested Emmet County pork producers are encouraged to attend this organizational meeting. . House Democratic task force on agriculture. Melcher told reporters Wednesday that the administration's actions have prompted "the most crucial, critical confrontation between the legislative and executive branches of government." Instead of just impounding funds, Melcher said, the PresU... dent has in effect repealed long-standing laws without consulting or gaining approval of Congress. Meanwhile, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Herman E. Talmade, D-Ga., told newsmen Wednesday that he intends to hold thorough hearings "at the earliest possible time" to examine the cutbacks "so that the members of this body, and the people affected, can have a voice in deciding what is good and what is bad for rural America." Talmadge said he thinks the President's Office of Management and Budget, in a bid to hold federal spending to $250 billion a year, regards the farm population as "so impotent politically" that it is a good subject for cuts. The congressmen said their bipartisan caucus was called to "consider appropriate action to meet the challenge to congressional authority, re-establish the terminated programs, and reinstitute orderly, constitutional procedures in the conduct of governmental affairs." Joining Melcher in the group were Reps. Bob Bergland, D- Minn.; John Zwach, R-Minn.; Bill Burlison, D-Mo.; Dick Shoup, R-Mont; William L. Hungate, D-Mo.; Frank Denholm, D^S.D.; Mark Andrews, R-N.D.; Neal Smith, D-Iowa; Charles Thone, R-Neb.; K. Gunn McKay, D-Utah; William Roy, D-Kan.; Joe Skubitz, R- Kan.; and Jerry Litton, D-Mo. Melcher said the congressmen planned to "look over our options" for acting to combat the administration's moves. These, he added, could include court steps challenging the program cuts. WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 8 PAGES TODAY DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 62 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Eye '73 Construction For Elderly Housing During the past month a nonprofit corporation has been formed to bring a new dimension in housing to the Estherville community. "Estherville Housing Incorporated" has at its immediate objective to create comfortable housing for the elderly at the lowest possible cost. "Estherville Housing Incorporated" was formed by 27 interested citizens who met last Dec. 4 and elected a board of directors. Those elected were Harriet Barnes, Alice Heywood, Doug Hall, George Shadle and Gene Rullestad. At the first meeting of the directors, officers were elected: Harriet Barnes, president; Doug Hall, vice president; Alice Heywood, secretary; and George Shadle, treasurer. Also, articles of incorporation were filed and a target date of early spring, 1973, for beginning construction was set. Current plans are to build 24 Confidential Sources Law Asked by News Publishers one and two-bedroom rental units with a central recreation room for group get-togethers, family gatherings, etc. To be eligible to rent a unit, a person must be 62 or over with an adjusted gross annual income of $7,000 or less. Monthly rental cost will be determined by total cost of the project which will include land cost, building cost and the interest rate on the loan. Low interest rate loans for special housing projects such as this are available from the Farmers Home Administration. The FHA loan will cover all costs except the first $10,000 which must be raised locally. This money is expected to come from local sources in the form of donations. Approximately $1,500 has already been pledged. A fund drive will be launched shortly to raise the balance. These donations are tax deductible, and anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by seeing George Shadle at the Iowa Trust 1 and Savings Bank. The first annual meeting of' the Estherville Housing Inc. will be held next Monday night, Jan. 8, in the City Hall basement in, Estherville. Anyone interested in this housing project may attend this meeting. Also, anyone who would like to become a member of "Estherville Housing Inc." may do so by subscribing to a $5 membership certificate. WASHINGTON (AP) Newspaper publishers have asked Congress to pass a law to protect newsmen against compulsory disclosure of news sources and of unpublished notes and other materials. A measure proposed by the American Newspaper Publishers Association on Wednesday would grant newsmen unqualified privilege from subpoena and would apply to any state or federal investigation or proceeding, ''Only legislation which grants an unqualified privilege from subpoena will achieve the fundamental purpose of assur- Snow Removal Period Delays Tree Pickup Ed Anderson, superintendent of public works, has declared a "Snow Removal Period" to be in effect for Estherville until further notice. Snow removal parking regulations are now in effect during the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day of the designated period. Vehicles must be parked on the side of the street bearing even numbered addresses on even numbered calendar days and on the side of the street bearing odd numbered addresses on the odd numbered calendar days between midnight and 6 p.m. except where parking is prohibited by signs. Anderson also said that the Christmas tree pickup will be postponed until after the snow removal period. ing a free flow of information to the public," AN PA President Stanford Smith said in letters to the Senate and House judiciary subcommittee chairmen expected to handle the measure. Smith said the measure was drafted by the ANPA to cover both federal and state proceedings "because most of the controversies have arisen at the state and local level." Davis Taylor, publisher of the Boston Globe and chairman of the ANPA board, said in an accompanying statement that "under our concept of a free press, newspaper publishers bear the ultimate responsibility to the public to preserve a free flow of information. "This means publishers must protect the rights of their reporters and editors under all circumstances to gather, edit and disseminate information," he said. "Our reporters have already reported a drying up of sources because of fears stemming from the recent wave of subpoenas of newsmen and their materials," Taylor said. The Forecast COLD Retires J. LeRoy Henry completed over 31 years with the John Morrell & Co. plant in Estherville when he retired Jan. 1. Henry started work in September of 1941 as a cattle buyer for the Estherville plant, a position held until his recent retirement. He and his wife, Pearl, have two sons, Darrell, who is in his third year at the University of Iowa, and William, who is presently in the Navy. The Henrys are planning to con-' tinue to make their home in Spirit Lake.

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