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< - I Collects Clippings Irma Hasbrook keeps track of her correspondence and adds clippings which they send to her scrapbook. Here she displays her own fisherman apple doll with a rag doll which was a gift to her from a pen pal. Sends Her Apple People On Mission of Laughter BY CAROL HIGGINS Her "missionaries" have gone all over Iowa and to 18 states as well as Puerto Rico and Canada. They carry no creed, only a quality of human likeness which makes people laugh. Mrs. Raymond Hasbrook, Estherville, began making apple dolls many years ago and some were sold through the Camp Sunnyside services for the handicapped. It was three years ago, after a story on her dolls appeared in the Estherville Daily News and other papers that people began writing to her, some with orders, others just to talk about the dolls, their history and the early days which they represent. She began correspondences which she now keeps up in a dozen towns in Iowa and 14 states. One recent letter from a recipient of an apple doll told her that the woman had had a heart attack and simply asked, "Please write one of your long letters." Another correspondent in Winterset wrote of her enjoyment of the dolls because they represent early Iowans and said: "You have honored your dear ones and these dolls you create are symbols of your love for them." Irma Hasbrook explains that the dolls grow into individuals as people grow, from something within their composition. She peels, then carves and pinches the apple, but as it dries it takes on irregularities of features and expression that give it personality. She then adds the wire body which can be bent into a befitting attitude and dresses the doll accordingly, right down to the tiny leather shoes. By their expressions, her dolls tell their story. She shows a couple dressed to go to town. The old man is obviously anticipating swapping a story or two down at the mill while the old woman is trading for groceries. And under the old woman's bonnet, you see the wistful calculation going on—will there be enough left over for a length of calico? Another pair in Sunday-go-to-meetin' clothes have the look of spiritual matters on their minds with a little self-righteousness added. And the lovable little fisherman is half beaming over his catch and half wondering if his mother will be willing to clean it. Mrs. Hasbrook was handicapped by polio as a child and spends much of her time in a chair with wheels devised by her husband. Through the years she has had time to watch people, their ways of expressing their feelings and she has learned how to bring out these expressions in the dolls. "The rule is to make the body seven or eight times the length of the face," she says, "but I want my faces to show, so I make them only about five times the length." She also likes to leave something undone so that the recipient of the doll can finish it themselves. "A lady in Council Bluffs asked me to send a doll to her mother who was homebound and sits and makes afghans. So I sent a doll with a basket and wrote her that the doll wanted an afghan in her basket. The mother wrote right back to tell me that the doll had her afghan." She stresses that "all those who make lifelike images by forming features on dried apples say they would rather give them to a person who loves them than to sell them to a person who doesn't like them." Her real payment comes when she sees how people relax at sight of her dolls. "On vacation, I brought out my doll at a motel and one lady just doubled up laughing, 'It looks just like so-and-so.' " Travelogue Features Sierras Threaten to Cut War Funds John Muir'sHighSierra, afilm about a mountain range, a man and a vision that 'in wilderness is the preservation of the world', will be presented at the second Travel and Adventure Series at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9. Some of the scenes in the film include spring in Yosemite Valley, following streams into thundering falls, a mountain wedding, summer storms, Mt. Whitney, the Devil's Postpile, the palisades, backpacking in King's Canyon, fall in the Sierra and the valley in winter. Lecturer for the program will be DeWitt Jones, whose interest in e xploring the wilderness began early, spending his high school summers working as a canoe- guide In Ontario's Quetico Na­ tional Park. Jones attended Dartmouth College, graduating cum laude with a degree in drama and honors in playwriting and public speaking. During his stay at Dartmouth he was a member of the Ledyard Canoe Club, the kayak team, the Dartmouth Film Society, Alpha Theta Fraternity and the Casque and Gauntett Sen* ior Honor Society. Jones persued a master's degree in motion pictures by enrolling at the University of California, and planned a kayak expedition along the coast of Japan. The trip, partially sponsored by the National Geographic Society, took place in the summe of 1966 and covered more than 1,000 miles. A film of his journey. Demos Set Peace Deadline WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic leaders have signaled President Nixon that an all-out drive to cut off Vietnam war funds will begin unless the Paris peace talks produce a settlement by Jan. 20. This became clear as Senate Democrats, matching the step taken two days earlier by their House colleagues, voted 36 to 12 Thursday in favor of a strongly worded proposal by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy to cut off war funds immediately. Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, promptly reiterated his determination to move quickly if Nixon's Jan. 20 inauguration passes without an agreement "The time for debate—and delay— is past," Fulbright said. "I believe that Congress can and should act decisively immediately after the inauguration." Two bills seeking to cut off war funds within 60 days, one sponsored by a group of 20 senators headed by Republican Edward W. Brooke and Democrat Alan Cranston and the other pushed by Democrat George McGovern and Republican Mark O. Hatfield, were introduced in the Senate, which twice last year voted to cut off funds in four months provided American prisoners were freed. The new antiwar steps came despite statements from the White House, and its Senate allies, that the congressional moves might endanger the talks resuming in Paris Monday between presidential aide Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese negotiator Le Due Tho. R. Laird agreed, however, to The war question could be raised at the White House today when congressional leaders from both parties meet for breakfast with Nixon. The announced subject was economic policy, particularly the wage-price controls which are scheduled to expire April 30. Either the Brooke-Cranston or the McGovern-Hatfield proposal could be attached as an amendment when the year's first appropriation bill, extending funds for foreign aid to the end of June, is considered in Congress next month. The first effort to focus a congressional hearing on the war collapsed in discord Thursday when the administration failed to provide a witness for a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee session on effects on U.S.-European relations of the recent American bombing of North Vietnamese cities. Secretary of Defense Melvin testify next Monday before the House Armed Services Committee, which in the past has heavily backed the administration's handling of the war. The Democratic caucus also approved assignment of members to Senate committees. It largely went along with the recommendations of its steering committee but decided to expand the Foreign Relations Committee to make room, for both McGovern and Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota. 'Written in the Water' was completed the following year. In the fall of 1967, Jones began a sojourn in Hollywood, where he worked as a producer and director of television commercials. He then formed his own company in 1969 and joined with the New Film Company in Boston to make a documentary feature on folk singer Joan Baez. Joanne Hess of the National Geographic Society said of Jones' programs, "I would give your lecture the highest possible rating and recommend it without reservation." The Travel and Adventure Series in Estherville is in its sixth year of being sponsored by the Emmet County Historical Society. WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 8 PAGES TODAY DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 63 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1973 WEEK, 60er COPY, 15e Estherville to Pay Firecracker Debt By CHUCK OSTHEIMER Warrants for $94,676.15 for payment of the Rosenau firecracker judgment were approved by the Estherville City Council in a special session held Thursday afternoon. The warrants will boost the city's millage for this year by approximately 7.782 mills, according to County Auditor Mildred Danielson. City Attorney Max Pelzer estimated that the issuing of warrants would save the city approximately $1,000 in fees. Pelzer also noted that the warrants will be evenly divided between the Iowa Trust and Savings Bank and the Emmet County State Bank. "The warrants will be honored at a five per cent interest rate through the cooperation of the banks," he said. The warrants also will be writ ten for smaller amounts so that when the tax money comes in, they can be paid, thus reducing the total interest rate paid by the city. The council had earlier voted to pay .off the judgment in one year, thereby saving the cost of accumulated interest over a longer period. Total cost of the judgment to ;f *Uie city will be approximately $99,000 by the time that taxes are collected and the warrants paid off. The judgment stems from an award by a Dickinson County jury which found the City of Estherville negligent in a firecracker explosion which allegedly cost Bill Rosenau 90 per cent of his hand on July 5, 1969. The jury awarded Rosenau $75,000 in damages and his father, Ewald, $8,500, a decision which was upheld by the Iowa Supreme Court last June. The $94,676.15 total includes the principal of the judgment, court costs and interest at the present time. Emmet School Board Plans Joint Meeting Cooperation or possible merging of county school boards is to be discussed at a meeting of the five boards of education of Area III to be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, according to Robert Stall, president of Emmet County Board of Education. The meeting is to be held at the Rotunda Building at the invitation of the Emmet County Board. Although possible advantages of mergers have been discussed in previous years, possibilities are being reconsidered, precipitated by the retirement of Emmet and Palo Alto County Superintendent William Young as of Aug. 1. The Emmet County invitations for the meeting, issued to Kossuth, Palo Alto, Clay and Dickinson Counties, stated: "The purpose of the meeting is for discussion and-or to explore ideas and possibilities of working together or the possibility of merging." Worst Dressed But Who Cares? Pick Grand, Petit Jurors For 1973, First Quarter LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sexy actress Raquel Welch was put at the top of the "10 Worst Dressed Women" list by fashion designer Mr. Blackwell. "But, how do you dress a Sherman tank?" he asked with a pseudo-shocked look on his face. Princess Margaret, the only nonentertainer on the list and ranked fourth, was described as wearing "the kind of style that makes London grateful for their fog. "A thrift mart shopping bag," "Around the world in 80 mistakes" and "maiden uncle" were among the other tart descriptions Blackwell doled out in announcing the annual list Thursday. Blackwell also unveiled his best-dressed list. The winners were Mrs. Charles Revson, Princess Grace, Diahann Carroll, Mme. Georges Pompidou, Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Ann-Margret and Cher of Sonny and Cher. He named Julie Andrews the second worst dressed woman, saying, "She dresses like the kind of woman . . . every man . . . wants . . . for his maiden uncle." "Around the world in 80 mistakes" was the phrase Blackwell used to describe Mia Farrow, his third choice. Fifth was movie star, Ali MacGraw, whom Blackwell said "packs all the glamour of an old wornout sneaker." Blackwell called actress Lauren Bacall, No. 6, "the epitome of drab ... If you want her, just yawn." The wife of former Beatles star John Lennon, Yoko Ono, placed seventh on Blackwell's list. The designer called her "a disaster area in stereo ... Oh no Yoko." "Whether in sportswear or in dresses she always seems to lack one simple accessory . . . a thrift mart shopping bag," Blackwell said of Oscar-whining Cioris Leachman, No. 8. Blackwell, who was wearing a brown tweed suit and a wide grin, said No. 9 Alexis Smith's clothes "have all the sex appeal of Henry Kissinger in an (unemployment line." Comedienne Totie Fields came in 10th. Blackwell described her as "the Badyear Blimp covered in sequins, looks like a Fourth of July technicolor explosion." Blackwell gave a special award for 1972 to Jackie Onassis — for the swim wear that did the most for the Italian magazine industry in the last year. Fire Strikes Sioux Falls Coliseum SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP>Fire destroyed most of the annex of the Sioux Falls City Coliseum Friday morning and firemen were attempting to save the older portion of the building. Residents to the north of the coliseum were evacuated in sub-zero cold as a precautionary measure. Billowing clouds of smoke were visible throughout the city. The large structure began burning about 5 a.m. There has been no report that anyone was in the building when the fire broke out. A nearby resident, Sam Wing, said he was awakened at that time by a loud noise he described as a "whoosh." He said flames appeared almost immediately. Fire department officials said the fire appeared to be confined to the annex of the building. That portion of the building contains a large, open space for exhibits and performances. It was used as headquarters for Sen. George McGovern on election night in November. One fireman said it is believed that one or several welding tanks in the annex exploded, causing the blaze. The annex was being remodeled. Lists of names for grand and petit jury duty for 1973 have been drawn, from which jurors for specific cases will be selected later. On the list for grand jury duty in 1973 are Jesse Anderson, Wallingford; Lloyd Birkland, Ringsted; Eugene Burg, Wallingford; Fred Butterfield, Dolliver; Merrill Christensen, Ringsted; Lloyd Eastman, Armstrong; Hans Hansen, Estherville; Dick Krumm, Armstrong; Trygve Larsen, Max Soeth, Ethel Stick, Joan M. Swanson, Estherville. Petit jurors for the first session of 1973 are Alice Abell, Vera Bleasdell, Estherville; Bonnie Boyken, Armstrong; Joyce Brink, George Brunskill, Ardelta Burgess, Lowell Christensen, Glenn H. Crook, George Enderson, Marlys Fume, Estherville, Ethel Glasnapp, Ringsted; Gwen Graeber, Estherville; Audrey Griffith, Dolliver; Ronald Harris, Donna L. Hennick, Hazel Hood, Dale G. Juhl, Edwin Juhl, Gene Kaltvedt, Alma Klein, F. W. Knotts, Henry M. Larson, Esther Loe, Ervin Loe- Arrest Spencer Man After Hit-and-Run Don Ash, 41, of Spencer has been arrested and charged with "leaving the scene of a personal injury accident." The charge stems from a hit-and-run incident Tuesday evening in Fostoria involving David Leroy Anderson of Spirit Lake, who was reported in critical condition at the Spencer Municipal Hospital Thursday. Anderson, about 24, was hit by an unidentified vehicle in front of the North Star service station in Fostoria, according to the Clay County Sheriffs Off ice. The accident was reported at 10:25 p.m. According to hospital officials, Anderson's left leg was amputated at the scene of the accident and he was suffering from massive internal injuries, loss of blood, and shock. According to Clay County Deputy Sheriff Phil Nelson, four area law enforcement agencies cooperated in the arrest, the Clay County Sheriff's office, Iowa Highway Patrol, Spirit Lake Police Department, and the Spencer Police Department. Ash was arrested in Spirit Lake Wednesday and appeared before Spencer Police Court Judge The Forecast G. H. Sondergaard on the charge later Wednesday evening. Bond was set at $5,000 and Ash is being held in Clay County jail in lieu of bond. Nelson said investigation at the scene of the accident resulted in the discovery of portions of chrome striping allegedly from the vehicle involved. Working with local body shops and garages, Nelson said officers were able to determine the model and approximate year of the car, reportedly either a Ford Maverick or Mercury Comet, manufactured between 1970 and 1973. Preliminary hearing on the charge is pending. wenberg, Vernon McGregor, Ray Montz, Estherville; Harry Nelson, Faith Nielsen, Ringsted; Gary Oleson, Dolliver; Ronald Olson, Estherville; Shirley O'Sell, Dolliver; James Pfeil, Armstrong; Marge Richard, Margarite Rovn, Estherville; Carl Ruschy, Ringsted; Janice Sjoblom, Armstrong; Laura Sheppard, Ringsted; Janice Sorensen, Armstrong; Lou Ann Thomsen, Ringsted; Adeline Thomsen, Estherville; Tom Tirevold, Sam Torkinson, Elaine Tow, Armstrong; Betty Weber, Estherville; Rea Young, Wallingford. Pet Pony Dies In Accident A pet pony died as a result of an accident when it was struck by a car at 11:55 p.m. Thursday, according to an accident report at Emmet County sheriff's office. About five miles southeast of Estherville on a county gravel road, an automobile driven by Lonnie Ray Wilson, Estherville, was going west when it struck the pony standing in the road. The pony's leg was broken and later died. Valued at $125, it was owned by Star la, daughter of Mrs. Darrel Kirchner. Wilson's automobile, a 1972 Chevrolet, received $850 damages to the left front. Among Other Things COLD Snow Removal Ends Estherville Superintendent of Public Works Ed Anderson has announced the end of the present 'Snow Removal Periods' as of 6 p.m. today. Anderson noted that normal parking procedures can be followed after that time and that the city "wishes to thank the citizens for helping us to serve you better." City crews are also now picking up Christmas trees placed at the curbs. Stamp Album Ready The 1972 Commemorative Stamp Folders are now available at the Estherville Post Office, according to Postmaster Jim Matre. Matre describes the new albums as, "the best way to begin a stamp collection. The mini-album contains a reproduction of the first U.S. postage stamp issued 125 years ago, a packet of the 31 commemorative stamps and a description of each stamp issued in 1972.

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