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Proposals DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Proposed legislation to define drag racing on Iowa highways was reported out of the House Tranportation Committee Wednesday. Rep. Richard Drake, R-Muscatine, committee chairman, said the bill was one of several requested by the State Safety Department. He said racing and drag racing are not now defined in Iowa law. The bill would define drag racing as a competitive contest between two vehicles starting side by side and traveling at accelerating • speeds to see which can outgain the other over a specified course. It would define racing as an attempt by one driver to 'out gain or out distance" another driver over an agreed number of miles, or an endurance contest between two drivers. Other bills approved by the committee are designed to clarify certain provisions of the Iowa law of the road. Murder Trial SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP)Two Cedar Rapids residents testified Wednesday in U.S. District Court here that they saw three persons struggling with a man .in a parked car in front of their home the night U. S. Deputy Marshal Dick Mc Kinney was slain. Dr. Earl F. Rose, a forensic pathologist on the University of Iowa Medical College faculty, testified that McKinney suffered three bullet wounds, two in the chest and one in the left hand, and that one of chest wounds caused his death. Mrs. Harry Muholland and her son, William, reported hearing noises like shots being fired shortly after they saw the struggle. The woman told the jury that when she turned on her porch light the car sped away and the three persons outside the car ran down an alley. Mrs. Muholland said that within minutes the car returned and stopped in front of her home. She said she asked the driver if he needed help and said the man asked her which way the others went. Talks in Decisive Stage Mistrial WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) Black Hawk County District Attorney David Dutton said Wednesday that two Waterloo men will go on trial again despite the fact that their District Court trial ended Wednesday in a mistrial. Glenn Phillips, 35, and Fred Johnson, 36, are charged with selling heroin to an undercover narcotics agent on June 9, 1972. A mistrial was declared by District Court Judge Peter VanMeter after a member of the jury said he had read a newspaper headline which might effect his objectivity in the case. The headline, printed in Tuesday's Waterloo Daily Courier, read "Police Guard Witness in Heroin Trial". The witness was a narcotics agent. Four members of the jury admitted to having seen the headline before the mistrial was declared. Police Data DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)The Iowa attorney general's office says that records of a secret Iowa police intelligence unit are considered confidential. Records of the unit might contain the names of intelligence agents or give details of an investigation and shouldn't be made public, said to Asst. Atty. Gen. Ira Skinner Wednesday. The unit, code named Project Arrow, has agents in nine major Iowa cities and is funded through the Iowa Crime Commission. George Orr, director of the commission, in his request for an opinion, asked whether his agency could be forced to release records of the unit. Injuries Down DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Public school bus accidents decreased six per cent during the 1971-72 school year from the previous year, according to the transportation division of the Iowa Department of Public Instruction. A total of 418 accidents were reported, compared to 446 the proceeding school year. The most common cause of the accidents was inattention by drivers tailgating the buses, accounting for 92 accidents. Fire Hits IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP)Fire gutted two adjacent businesses here late Wednesday night. Authorities said witnesses told them it appeared that an electrical malfunction touched off the fire in Kelley's Cleaners and the Tux Shop near the downtown area. Fire fighters battled the blaze for about one hour before gaining control of the flames. Needs Lawyer CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP)— Marion contractor Merle Strait Wednesday filed a malpractice suit against a Cedar Rapids attorney, but said he can't find another local attorney to take the case. Strait said he lost thousands of dollars in another suit that took five years to come to trial after he contracted with the attorney for his services. The contractor said he tried several times to file his suit against the attorney, Robert F. Wilson, but wasn't successful before Wednesday because clerks of the District Court rejected the papers, saying they weren't in proper order. No Dams DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Rep. Richard Welden, R - Iowa Falls, has offered a bill in the Iowa House that would curtail the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' practice of damming rivers. The bill introduced Wednesday would require that the Corps secure legislative approval before the channel of any river or stream could be changed or a dam built in a system of Iowa natural and scenic rivers. Such a system would include all natural rivers, plus the cold water trout streams in northeast Iowa, he explained. Henry Block has 17 reasons why you should come to us for income tax help. Reason 3. We are a year-round service. We do not disappear or gp back to some other business after April 15. THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 1126 CENTRAL AVE. Open 9 om-9 pm weekdays, 9-5 Sat. Phone 362-3351 NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY . PARIS (AP) - North Vietnam warned today that it will never be intimidated by American bombing or other acts of force and will not accept American efforts to "impose unreasonable terms" in the peace talks. As Henry A. Kissinger and Le Due Tho met for the fourth straight day in their secret negotiations, Nguyen Minh Vy told the weekly meeting of the semipublic, four-party peace talks: "The negotiations have now come to a decisive stage, it is either good progress toward signing an agreement, or continuation of the war. Obviously, this depends on the American side." With American goodwill, peace could be rapidly restored, Vy continued. But if the United States "clings to the policy of force in an attempt to impose unreasonable terms . . . the Vietnam question cannot be settled and the war will be prolonged." Meanwhile, Kissinger and Tho were joined for the first time in their current round of negotiations by the technical experts who have been working on details of various items that might be included in a cease fire agreement. The joint meeting of the top negotiators and the experts indicated that the negotiations between Kissinger and Tho were going beyond arguments over basic principles. But both sides maintained their news blackout, and there was no evidence of progress toward removing the main obstacles to agreement. In Saigon, the government radio commented that: "No progress should be expected from the peace talks at this time as every available indicator suggests that Hanoi is preparing for the worst." Communist sources said Hanoi is still ready to sign the agreement drafted in October by President Nixon's top foreign policy adviser and the North Vietnamese Politburo member, but rejects major changes they say the United States is demanding. Other informants also said North Vietnam has shown no inclination to make concessions despite the massive bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong last month. Nor were there any indications that Kissinger was giving ground. The main obstacles to agreement are known to include North Vietnam's refusal to accept the government of President Nguyen Van Thieu as the only legitimate government of South Vietnam or to recognize the 17th parallel as an international border separating North and South Vietnam as Cousteau Takes Look At Pacific Battlefield NEW YORK (AP) - The Battle of the Coral Sea took place in May 1942. It was an historic naval clash that began the end of Japanese military expansion in the Pacific during World War U. Jacques Cousteau recently has been exploring the area and looking at a modern-day battlefield — located on the ocean floor and littered with the slowly killing refuse of strip-mining. He's filmed it for the 22nd of his famed underseas specials for the ABC Television network. The show is called "500 Million Years Beneath the Sea" and will be broadcast tonight at 8 p.m. EST. As usual, the photography is excellent; however, the over-all thrust of the show seems spread too thin and isn't quite up to Cousteau's earlier efforts. No matter. Sub par for the 62-year-old undersea explorer and ecologist would be considered first-rate for anyone else. On this outing, Cousteau and his crew go to the waters just off French-held New Caledonia. Sections of the island have been strip-mined for years, with the refuse of both mining and refining dumped into one area of a lagoon near the island capital of Noumea. What effect has this had on the undersea life? Cousteau provides no encompassing answer, but he takes the viewer underwater for a look. And the sight isn't a pretty one at all. There only are a few creatures visibile in what Cousteau calls the "undersea desert" created by man's carelessness. What life exists gradually has burrowed beneath the sediment to survive. At night, there are a few signs that something has survived — among them brown and white creatures Cousteau calls sea mice. And, as he puts it, they "move across the mud flats like a battalion of tanks, ravaging everything in their path — the dead, the dying and the contaminated." He travels on, to a coral reef, where he finds "the corpses of sponges, plants, corals. Fettered to the ocean floor, unable to flee, they lie suffocated and buried." The program isn't all doom and disaster. The farther he goes from New Caledonia, the more evidence he finds that un derseas life will go on if man only gives it a chance. CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME to the PRESIDENT'S CLUB Harriet Barn Your Independent Agent For your excellence introduction and dedicated service to your many fire and casualty policyholders. CONTINENTAL WESTERN INSURANCE COMPANY Des Moines, Iowa Division of Continental Western Industries, Inc. two independent states. Kissinger and Tho met for four hours Wednesday. The session was hosted by the North Vietnamese in a villa owned by the French Communist party in suburban Gif sur Yvette. The two delegations again avoided meeting face to face before newsmen, but Kissinger shook hands with an unidentified North Vietnamese official as he entered the villa. It was the first publicly visible handshake in the current round of talks, which began Monday in an icy mood. Both sides maintained their strict news blackout. State Department Press Officer Charles W. Bray in said in Washington that the Nixon administration's decision not to release news on developments in the talks was sensible and defensible. He said there is a standing injunction against either idle or informed speculation on the talks. But he said U.S. missions abroad have been supplied with material American ambassadors could draw upon to explain Nixon's decision to renew the bombing of Hanoi last month. The material was not being made available in Washington. Hanoi's Vietnam News agency reported that the Viet Cong has called for an urgent conference of nonaligned nations to help end the war. It said the Viet Cong foreign minister, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, made the appeal Jan. 1 in letters to her counterparts in the Third World. ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, THURS., JAN. 11, 1973 Page 3 A single hyena during the day The ferocity of Hons and ti ls relatively harmless, but there gers is often exaggerated, usu- is nothing more lethal than a ally as an excuse for killing pack of 20 or so hyenas at night, them in the name of sport. Heat Alone Can't Keep You COZY! You need a HUMIDIFIER You will keep your home at peak comfort and save on your heating bills year after year with a Thomas A. Edison humidifier. We have one just right for you. It is a handsome addition to the furnishings of any room. Start today to spend less for heat and enjoy real winter comfort. Have us deliver a Thomas A. 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