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in Wage-Price Controls Expire April 30 Nixon Plans Phase 3 Now at Estherville Airport Lorine and Clair Meyer pose with a five-seater plane which they use at the C and L Flying Service at Estherville Airport. The two planes, which he designed and built himself and which won more than 30 trophies and awards, have now been sold.—Photo by Carol Higgins Hobby Now Business For Clair Meyer BY CAROL HIGGINS "It used to be he built airplanes and flew for a hobby," says Lorine Meyer. But now that he has a full time business in flying airplanes, Clair Meyer races snowmobiles for recreation. In October, the Meyers opened the C and L Flying Service at Estherville Airport, offering charter flights, refueling service and storage for planes, flying lessons and friendly conversation at the snack bar "for the coffee drinkers." "C and L" stands for Clair and Lorine, who operate the service as a team, Clair doing the flying and, Lorine says, "I'm the ground part of the operation. I pump the gas when he's gone. He's threatened me with learning to fly if time permits," she adds, "but if time permits, the weather doesn 't." When the weather is bad for flying, they explain, he modifies snowmobile engines for racing. His hobbies from time to time have included motorboats, go- carts and motorcycles. It began in 1950, Clair says, when he was employed at Webster City in a washing machine and dryer factory. He had grown up with building model airplanes and so he bought an airplane and began taking flying lessons. After 3'/2 hours flying time, he was ready for solo flight test but had to wait until he was 21 to be eligible. On his 21st birthday, he received his private license and promptly sold the airplane. "I went on for a commercial then—got that in 1955 and instructor rating in 1955." He was awarded, instrument rating in 1966 with license to fly in weather when visibility is zero and the pilot must rely on instruments. "I built my first home-built airplane in 1964," he continues, describing it as a biplane. The following year he entered it in international competition at the Experimental Aircraft Assn. convention at Roekford, 111. The plane won for him the silver cup and trophy, awarded on the basis of workmanship, safety features and flying ability. In 1967, Clair built another prize-winning plane, a small Cas- , sutt sport racer. It was the first such model with flaps incorporated for slow speed landings and having a 135 horsepower engine. He had also added innovations in structural design to make the plane lighter but stronger. He lias a collection of 30 or more trophies which he won with the two home-built aircraft before he sold them. Clair has now been named an EAA designer, charged with advising other homebuilders of aircraft who have problems. The Meyers have a daughter, and son, both now married. Their son is serving in the air force at Fort Bragg, N.C. He has not learned to fly, but "he jumps," says his mother. "He loves it, absolutely loves it. His wife is scared to death." Before coming to Estherville, the Meyers previously operated the C and L Service for three years at Okoboji. Clair, who now has 10,000 plus hours of flying time, was asked about plane accidents and shook his head. "Don't go up in bad weather," he answered. "I don't believe in taking chances." Lorine nods with some pride, "That's how he got all his accident-free hours— 10,000 plus." WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon is nearing a final decision on the shape of Phase 3 wage-price controls amid indications the new economic rules may be imposed before April 30, when the old ones expire. In fact, some officials hinted that the President may decide to put Phase 3 into erfect within a few weeks, around the time that a new budget and his new economic message go to Congress. The White House said Nixon, after receiving recommendations from his economic advisers Tuesday morning, "very possibly" will make a final 1 decision on the new wage-price- control system this week. Presidential Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler ruled out any controls at the farm-produce level, but otherwise gave no details on how the new system would look. In past weeks, administration economic policy-makers have hinted that rent controls might be dropped in Phase 3 because they are too burdensome, that the profit-margin restraint would be lightened on businesses, and that coverage of •• the program might be limited to the nation's largest businesses and labor unions. But officials, after learning of Nixon's intentions to make an announcement on the new program soon, said the President may go in a different direction. While Phase 3 controls probably will be no tighter as far as food prices are concerned, the administration is expected to launch a vigorous effort to step up food supplies, thus putting downward pressure on prices. Food prices are controlled now it the wholesale and retail level. The administration has pledged that it will make a special effort to cut food prices this year. The enormity of the problem was demonstrated again Tuesday with the release of December's Wholesale Price Index. The bureau of Labor Statistics reported that wholesale prices went up by a sharp 1.8 per cent last month, the biggest increase since January of 1951. Food prices were responsible for most of that increase. As for the economic-stabilization law, the administration is reported leaning to a one-year extension, with no major changes in the law. It has reasoned that the control program must be thought of as temporary, and that a permanent system would make labor and business react differently to wages and prices and force up inflationary pressures. WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 12 PACES TODAY 0AILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 66 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Ray Advocates Unified Transportation System Beef Seminar to Include Tour of Three Area Farms "Winter Management of the Beef Cow Herd" is the topic of a meeting for cow-calf producers scheduled next week, Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Cardinal Cafe in Estherville starting with a cup of coffee at 9:30 a.m., according to Gene Rullestad, Emmet County extension director. During the morning session, Gene Rouse, area livestock specialist, will talk on using corn stover, bean straw and hay for winter feed. This will be followed by a panel of local cow- Ronald Soat May Retain Eyesight Ronald Soat, son of Mrs. Elwood Cushman of Terril, is reported by physicians to have a 50-50 chance of retaining his eyesight in the right eye, injured by broken glass in an incident here Jan. 2. Estherville police had relayed a report that his eyesight was lost, which has been found incorrect. Soat was injured by broken glas s from a door which slammed in an apartment at Eight Street and Central Avenue during an altercation. Mrs. Cushman states thatSoat was taken by plane to Great Lakes Naval Hospital that day and the glass removed that evening in an operation. In a talk with his doctor Monday she was told that the eye was healing well but that Soat would remain at the hospital about three months and that it will be some weeks before it can be determined whether there is permanent damage. His address is Pfc. Ronald Soat 481-62-9758, Ward 4 East, Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, 111.60088. calf producers explaining how they handle their .paws and feed,, supply in the winter.. After lunch, which will be at the Cardinal, the group will drive to the country and tour three beef cow herds and see three different methods of harvesting and handling roughage. The tour stops will include: — Connie Greig; 75 cows. Uses a Heston stacker for harvesting hay and corn stalks. Also uses a Heston stack mover for bringing feed to the cows. — Vernon Torreson; 75 cows. Uses a Hawk-Bilt baler for harvesting hay which makes a 1,000- pound bale. Moves bales with a rig on his 3-point hitch and a grapple hook affair on the snow bucket. — Dale and David Young; 175 cows. Uses a Foster wagon to gather corn stalk refuse from the combine. Dumps piles throughout the corn field and lets cows help themselves. "These are all recent developments in handling the roughage feed supply and should be of interest to cow-calf producers. All interested people are invited to attend this meeting. However, it would be appreciated if the Extension office is notified so they will know how many meals to plan for," Rullestad said. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Here are the major legislative recommendations made by Gov. Robert Ray Tuesday in his State of the State message to the Iowa Legislature: — Creation of a state department of transportation to develop, plan and construct a unified slate rail, highway, air and wall; i transportation system. — Government reorganization combining all state libraries in oin; unit, unifying state alcoholism programs and co-ordinat ing all utilities in the field of mental health and drug abuse. -- Authorizing the formation of health maintenance organizations by both profit and nonprofit groups. — Creation of a "rational" "••state land-use policy. — Support of the Iowa Conservation Commission's "green belt" and open spaces programs, acquiring railroad rights of way for bicycle and hiking trails, establishing a state park use fee and developing resort-type lodges in recreation areas. — Adequately funding the Iowa Civil Rights Commission so that it can handle its responsibilities in dealing with complaints of discrimination because of sex, disability and age. — Legislation to protect the confidentiality of computerized traffic records and criminal information. — Upgrading Iowa criminal laws along the lines recommended by the legislature criminal and code revision study committee. — Legislation to permit "minor and harmless" games of chance such as bingo and carnival and fair midway games without opening the door to "wide-open" gambling. — Revision of Iowa laws dealing with penal correction programs. — Liberalizing the Iowa abortion law to permit abortion in some cases where it is not nec essary to save a woman's life. — A bonus for Vietnam War veterans. — Enactment of a limited "no-point" auto insurance program. — Lowering from 19 to 18 the age at which lowans receive full rights of majority. — Collective bargaining for public employees. — Improvement in the Iowa Public Employee Retirement System. — Expanding professional licensing boards to include repr- esenatives of the general public. — A workable bidding law for Iowa government bodies. — Statewide voter registration. — Regulation of credit life insurance. — Property tax relief for the elderly and transportaton of senior citizens on school buses. — Further property tax relief, particularly for low-income citizens. — Strengthening of career education, creating larger ad- ministraive units to provide special education, continued support for the state universities, area community colleges and the tuition grant programs. — A professional standards act for educators. British Unions Revolt Following Wage Freeze Eight New Adult Education Classes To Start Next Week Eight new adult education classes will begin during the week of Jan. 15-18, according to Harley Gesiriech local adult education supervisor. These courses are being offered by Estherville Community schools in cooperation with Iowa Lakes Community College. Monday classes offered are general shop, limited to 22 en- rolees, in the high school shop from 7:00 to 10:00, and two upholstery classes 1:00-3:00 in the rotunda building and 7:30-9:3 (1 in the junior high shop, both of which are limited to 12 enrollees. Tuesday classes offered are brushup typing 7:30-9:30 at the high school, sewing men's knit slacks 1:00-3:00 rotunda, and Hubert H. McGovern Name Just Mythical Among Other Things.., Hot Line The Iowa Chamber of Commerce executives are providing a recorded summary of the Iowa General Assembly legislative action to all interested persons. Interested persons can call 1-515-283-1010 after Jan. 10 with the message on the Iowa House and Senate proceedings to be updated daily. Meeting Public Tonight's meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission, scheduled for 7:30 at the Estherville City Hall Auditorium, will be open to the public with all interested persons invited to express their views. The meeting was called when the Estherville Chamber of Commerce Retail Bureau recommended adoption of a 'Downtown Concept Elan*. WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Internal Revenue Service says he regrets that someone in his agency invented and used the mythical name of Hubert H. McGovern in a sample income tax return. The mythical citizen has as his mythical address, 1599 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C., which would be in Lafayette Park, directly across the street from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., the White House. The name and address showed in an IRS publication called "Fundamentals of Tax Preparation" in a section that deals with income averaging. The agency said the publication is designed for college and adult education course in tax preparation. Johnnie M. Walker, the IRS commissioner, sent letters of apology to South Dakota McGovern, the Democratic presidential candidate, and Minnesota Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, who contested McGovern for the nomination. "Ordinarily," Waiter wrote, "we use non-identifiable names in our published . . . material. Unfortunately, this time, our course writer, apparently hoi>- ing to enliven the text, used some well-known names and some name combinations. . . . We deeply regret the use of the name and address which some individuals may associate with you in an uncomplimentary way." Walters said "it is safe to say" that the mythical name of Hubert H. McGovern has been removed from the publication. No Speech WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon has decided against making an oral State of the Union address to Congress, and will send a written message instead. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon decided on the written message because it will be submitted shortly after he delivers his Jan. 20 inaugural address. snowmobile safety and. maintenance in the high school shop from 7:30-9:30. Sewing knits for ladies and children is offered on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:30 in the rotunda building. Thursday evening, photography is offered from 7:30-9:30 in the high school. Five additional classes will begin at later dates. These classes are home entertainment on Jan. 30, sewing knit coats on Feb. 20, aerobics and physical fitness for women and jewelry making starting March 12, and sewing children's wear beginning March 22. All of the above listed classes will be held provided there is sufficient enrollment. To pre- register or for further information call Harley Gesiriech, or contact Iowa Lakes Community College adult education office. Formal registration and fee collection will be handled during the first class meeting. LONDON (AP) - Major British airports and government offices were brought to a standstill today by thousands of government employes who staged the first big union revolt against Prime Minister Edward Heath's wage freeze. The nationwide protest hit close to home for Heath. Work at his Cabinet office at 10 Downing St. was slowed for several hours when 140 clerks walked out. They later handed in a protest letter demanding Heath lift the freeze. But indications were the prime minister will extend it until April. Heath imposed the freeze Nov. 6 in a bid to curb inflation. It meant all pay claims were shelved until the government lifted the restrictions. The government employes' unions charge the freeze halted a Jan. 1 review of salaries. They are demanding a pay increase free of all restrictions. However, Heath has refused similar demands from other unions in the last few weeks. The rebel civil servants are members of two unions that represent 400,000 government employes. Thousands of airline passengers at British airports faced long delays as 2,000 air traffic The Forecast WARMER controllers, customs and immigration officers and administrative staff, all civil servants, staged a three-hour stoppage. As many as 60 flights were delayed at London's Heathrow Aii-port and thousands of passengers jammed unmanned im migration checkpoints. Prestwick Airport in Scotland and Manchester Airport, two key provincial centers, also were hit by the walkout. Customs and immigration men stopped work at several major seaports around midday. Centenarian's Birthday Party for Movie Founder HOLLYWOOD (AP) - It was his birthday, and Adolph Zukor sat in the unaccustomed spotlight as the movie stars he made famous rose and applauded the achievements of his 100 years. Zukor — the man most historians claim was the Henry Ford of the movies, the man who founded mass production of motion pictures — was saluted Sunday night on his 100th birthday by the film industry which he founded. The star-studded gathering included salutes from Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and Diana Ross. Zukor, a wispy but alert centenarian, came on at the closing and told the audience: "I'm thrilled to be here . . . I'm hoping the picture business will continue to do well." Except for Samuel Goldwyn, Zukor is the last remaining link to the beginning of the film industry. He was born in Ricse, Hungary, on Jan. 7, 1873, and came to America at the age of 16 with $25 sewn in his clothing. His first job in a fur store State Warming Trend in Sight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS B e 1 o w-zero temperatures gripped the entire state of Iowa again Tuesday night, but the National Weather Service said some relief was in sight from the bitter cold that has hung over the state for nearly a week. High temperatures Tuesday were from one degree below zero in Spencer, Mason City and Waterloo to nine above in Davenport. Overnight lows ranged from two below zero at Davenport to 10 below in Spencer and Waterloo. The center of the mass of arctic air was south of Iowa Wednesday, clearing the way for westerly winds that were expected to bring slightly warmer air into the state. A chance of some light snow- was predicted for late Wednesday extreme southwest Iowa, spreading across the extreme southern counties Wednesday night and ending in the southeast corner Thursday. The National Weather Service said temperatures will continue to moderate, with lows Wednesday night from around zero to five below in the north and from three to seven above zero in the south. Highs Thursday should be from around five to 10 above in the north to the upper teens in the south. The extended forecast calls for fair to partly cloudy skies and a little warmer Friday through Sunday. Highs Friday and Saturday will be in the 20s with lows near zero in the north and five to 10 above in the south. Highs Sunday should be in the 30s with lows in the teens. brought him a weekly salary of $2. Within four years, he had learned night-school English and was operating his own fur business in Chicago. Returning to New York, he invested in penny arcades which showed travel pictures to patrons who sat in railway cars. "But that didn't work because there were not enough pictures to make changes every two weeks," Zukor recalled, "so we had to keep repeating. The next step was store shows or nickelodeons. "Every time we had a nw show, I sat with the audience. When they saw something good or something they would applaud, I would tell my wife. She worried that I would go broke, in such a business." In 1912, Zukor formed Famous Players and began making movies starring stage favorites. The company became Paramount; and, during the 1920s, Zukor expanded it rapidly, buying up huge theater chains and building a film factory. Zukor steered Paramount through the Depression, when •the company lapsed into bankruptcy, and into the prosperous 1930s and 1940s. Among his stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Alan Ladd, Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, the Marx Brothers, Mae West, Cary Grant, William Holden, Ray Milland, Betty Hutton. Zukor remained active in Paramount until his 80s. Even with the sale of the company to Gulf & Western Industries in 1966, he remained board chairman emeritus. His years have brought failing eyesight and hearing, but his mind remains alert. He keeps up with the news through radio and television and has the trade papers read to him.