Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 10, 1973 · Page 7
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 7

Estherville, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 10, 1973
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Iowa in Brief ESTHERV1LLE DAILY NEWS, WED., JAN. 10, 1973 Page 7 Judge Says Long Hair Suit 'Not Worth Courts Time' DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Polk County District Court Judge James P. Denato has dismissed a Burlington man's "long hair" lawsuit, saying the case was not "worth the time it has taken in court." The suit was filed by Douglas Beard, 24. Denato ruled that United Electronics Institute, a private training school in West Des Moines, was justified in suspending Beard because of the length of his hair. Beard and three other students were dismissed in October of 1970 because they had not kept their hair cut above their collars and ears. Beard, who eventually cut his hair and was readmitted to the school, filed suit against the school officials, contending he was the victim of sex discrimination because the school's hair length policy did not apply to female students. The school contended its policy on hair length was designed "to please prospective employers." Judge Denato said the private institution could "require its students to be bald, head- Jess, or legless," so long as these requirements were spelled out to entering students. He then told Beard: "Frankly, I don't think your case has been worth the time it has taken in court. I don't think it involves that big an issue...I don't appreciate your taking my time when I have matters on my desk waiting for a decision that I must get at and decide." Fuel Shortage Hits Vinton VINTON, Iowa (AP)—The Midwest's fuel shortage apparently will soon be visited on Vinton because of diminishing fuel reserves and little prospect of new supplies. Residents Tuesday were urged by city officials to conserve fuel after Mayor Jack Siegel's efforts to get more fuel failed. Standard Oil Co. said after six more shipments 110 per cent of fuel under contract to the city will have been delivered. The 90,000 gallons Vinton will have are expected to last the plant only 12 days at current rates of consumption, officials said. Siegel said three of six local fuel dealers have agreed to participate in a pool to keep the plant running and all six said they would try to come up with ways to replenish diminishing supplies. Among steps the city plans to take to reduce energy use will be to cut back on the time street lights are used each night. The Library Board has been asked to close its facility four hours early each day. Spokesmen for the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School located here say their fuel reserves were running low as well. The school has received some fuel from the University of Iowa, but spokesmen said they were uncertain how much more fuel would be forthcoming. Election Expenses DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A candidate for office would be able to spend twice the current limit in his campaign under a bill introduced in the Iowa Senate Tuesday. But the candidate would face severe penalties, including removal from office, if he exceeded that limit. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Gene Glenn, D-Ottumwa, would allow a candidate to spend an amount equal to the annual salary of the office be sought in both the primary and general election — twice the current allowable election expense. But the bill would count money spent by any committee or organization on behalf of the candidate in the total of the money spent. In addition, the bill would require every newspaper, broadcast station, billboard company and other advertising agencies to report the amount of money received for advertising on behalf of each candidate to make HI OUR LOWEST PRICE of the YEAR GUARANTEED • Colorfast • Spot-resistant or you get necessary additional paint or your money back (When applied over properly prepared surfaces.) 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Guarantee J Free replacement within 90 days of purchase if battery proves defective. After 90 days we will replace it with a new battery if defective, charging only for the period of ownership. Your monthly charges for ownership will be computed by dividing the current 'selling price less trade-in at the time of return, by ,the number of months of guarantee. SHOP AT SEARS AND SAVE Satitfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back 105 North 6th Street Phone 362-3571 Estherville, Iowa fXAU, BOKBUCK AND 00. STORE HOURS Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thurs. night till 9:00 p.m. certain no one violated the limit. Legislative Teamwork DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)Rep. Charles Grassley, R-New Hartford, says the legislature should divide its time equally between appropriating money for state departments and making sure the money is used as the legislature intended. He told the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday, that the legislature shouldn't be a "rubber stamp" for the governor's budget, but there should be teamwork between the executive and legislative branches of government concerning appropriations. "We don't have to take a secondary role in leadership in government," said committee chairman Grassley. Extended IRS Hours DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Iowa District Office of the Internal Revenue Service says that six IRS offices in the state will maintain extended hours until April 16, when tax returns must be filed. Herbert B. Mosher, director, said the 16 Iowa offices of the IRS will be open to answer questions, provide information and help taxpayers complete their income tax returns. "We plan to give more service this year than ever before," Mosher said Tuesday. The extended hours will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at offices in Des Moines, Waterloo, Sioux City, Davenport, Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs. Other IRS offices in the state will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until April 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14 and until 9 p.m. on April 16. These offices are at Burlington, Carroll, Clinton, Cres. ton, Decorah, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Mason City, Ottumwa and Spencer. Not Retjuired To Retire DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A school teacher covered by the Iowa Public Employes Retirement System cannot be required to retire before reaching the age of 70, according to the Iowa attorney general's office. That is because the IPERS law sets the "normal" retirement age at 65, but doesn't make retirement mandatory until age 70, Asst. Atty. Gen. Elizabeth Nolan said Tuesday. The opinion was requested by former state Sen. Wilson Davis, R-Keokuk, who said a case had come to his attention in which a public school teacher balked at retiring when he reached 65 years of age. Miss Nolan said state law permits private companies to adopt mandatory retirement for its employes at age 65, unless the plan is a "mere subterfuge" to evade the Iowa civil rights law prohibiting discrimination in employment because of sex or age. Emergency Fuel Supply SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) The Sioux City Civil Defense office has been granted a 50,000 gallon emergency supply of fuel oil purchased by the Iowa State Civil Defense program. Fuel was on the way here Tuesday via the Williams Bros, pipeline. The city as asked by the state to take no more than 10,000 to 15,000 gallons a day from the emergency supply beginning Wednesday. Civil Defense Director Tom Elliott said the oil represents Sioux City's share of a 200,000 gallon allotment purchased by the state. Priorities for the fuel were given to hospitals, nursing homes and apartments. Elliott said the fuel will be distributed after emergency gas service from the Iowa Public Service Co. is no longer available. Massage or Lewdness WATERLOO, Iowa (AP)-A state agent said in District Court here Tuesday that his informants report some Iowa massage parlors are in business for prostitution. Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent Roger Downs made the statement during a hearing on a request for a temporary injunction to close down "The Massage Parlor" here. Black Hawk County Atty. David Dutton contended that the establishment is a public nuisance because it allegedly is being used for "lewdness." Defendants are Paul Freeman and Joseph Hollingsworth, both of Des Moines, who were identified as managers of the Waterloo parlor, and Catherine Ahrenholz of Waterloo, owner of the building in which the parlor is located. Lobbyists Questioned DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) • A citizens lobby group suggests that lobbyists be required to report the names of legislators whom they feed and entertain. A spokesman for the Iowa branch of Common Cause said the proposal would require reports of expenditures of more than $15 for entertainment and the date, place, amount and names of all persons in the group. Wants Building For Court DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)~ State Department of General Services Director Stanley McCausland says he has asked federal officials to consider making the old Des Moines Post Office building available to the state as headquarters for the Iowa Supreme Court. He said Gov. Robert Ray is interested in moving the high court to the structure. Last fall the Polk County Board of Supervisors expressed interest in the structure as a joint city—county office building. Bluffs Bonds For Renewal COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP)—A $4.5 million urban renewal bond issue passed by a 70 per cent margin, 9,337-3,926, in an election here Tuesday. Under Iowa law, bond issues need a victory margin of 60 per cent for passage. The money, city officials said, would be used to finance construction of a section of enclosed mall in a proposed shopping center and a parking garage. Midlands— Northern is the developer of the 12-acre shopping center. Officials say the center will include three major department stores and a hotel. Mick J agger Denied Visa TOKYO (AP) — Rock musician Mick Jagger has been denied a visa by the Justice Ministry to lead his Rolling Stones in a series of five concerts scheduled to start here Jan. 28. The ministry said today its denial was based on a past conviction of the British musician on a drug charge. It said it had no objections to a Japanese visit by the other 19 persons in Jagger's group. The music office said it will decide on Wednesday whether to go ahead with the concerts without Jagger. All 60,000 tickets for the five concerts have been sold. While the Justice Ministry did not specify the drug conviction against Jagger, he was fined $480 in Britain in 1970 for possession of narcotics. TO ALL VIETNAM AND POST KOREAN VETERANS TO ATTEND AN OPEN HOUSE IN OBSERVANCE OF STATE VIETNAM DAY MONDAY, JAN. 15 • 1 TO 5 P.M. OPEN HOUSE AT IOWA LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (300 South 18th Street, Estherville, Iowa) * Tour of New Educational Facilities at Both Attendance Centers. * Opportunity to Visit with Counselors and Staff About Veterans' Educational Benefits. * 7 P.M.—OPEN HOUSE AT V.F.W. CLUB • FREE DINNER FOR VIETNAM AND POST KOREAN VETERANS, THEIR WIVES OR GIRL FREINDS. • DANCE • FREE REFRESHMENTS VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST NO. 3388 IOWA LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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