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January 15, 1973

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 1

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Grading, Bridge Work Planned 1973 County Road Budget Approved Emmet County's secondary and eight grading projects. $34,000 for snow removal; $100, roads will cost $870,000 plus Budget expenditures, as de- 000 for new equipment expense; for 1973, according to a bud- tailed by Gary Stribley, county $90,700 for equipment fuel and get just approved by the Iowa engineer, includes $30,000 for repair; $10,500 for tools, ma- State Highway Commission. administration; $65,000 for en- terials and supplies; $19,000 for Construction work planned in gineering expense; $358,000 for purchasing of gravel pits and the budget includes replacement new construction; $154,500 for maintenance and repair of build- of five bridges and two culverts maintenance of existing roads; ings and grounds. EMMET rOL'NTV JA£«30'< CO ' 41 ID JJ 1 Emmet Road Projects Secondary road projects scheduled for 1973 in Emmet County, marked by letting numbers on the above map are: L-273, Louie Maas bridge on Emmet County A-34; L-473 bridge over old Swan Lake lake bed in Swan Lake Township; L-1073, Fry bridge in Jack Creek Township; L-1173, bridge on Swan Lake-Lincoln Township line near Richard Pelzer farm; L-1973, bridge in Center Township near Paul Enerson farm; L-1673, concrete box culvert in Emmet Township near Oliver Shonkwiler farm; L-1873, concrete box culvert in Twelve-Mile Lake township near Ray Ruppert farm; L-373, one mile grading east and north of Maple Hill; L-1773, 3Vi- mile grading on Emmet-Estherville township line; L-2173, two-mile grading in Estherville Township; L-1273, one mile grading past George Chipman farm; L-1373, three-fourths mile grading from highway 4 west at D.E.K. substation; L-2073, one-half mile grading past Dwight Dolf farm in Armstrong Grove Township; L-1473, one mile grading past Richard Pelzer farm in Swan Lake Township; and L-1573, one mile grading past Lloyd Weber farm on Lincoln- Swan Lake Township line. The budget total of $861,700 is to be financed from receipts estimated to total $870,200. County Engineer Stribley gave these figures as $256,200 from local property tax levy; $412, 000 from state road use tax; and $202,000 from the auditor's balance as of Jan. 1, 1973. Bridge replacements planned in the budget, as announced by Stribley, are: The Louie Maas bridge on Emmet County A-34, an I-beam bridge 24 by 23 feet, to be replaced by a 75 by 30 foot concrete slab at extimated cost of $35,000. A bridge in Swan Lake township over old Swan Lake lake- bed, 28 by 24 foot timber, to be replaced by 75 by 30 foot concrete slab, estimated cost $35,000. Fry bridge in Jack Creek Township, 50 by 16 foot wood timber, to be replaced by 75 by 24 foot concrete slab, at estimated cost of $30,000. Teh bridge on Swan Lake-Lincoln Township line at Richard Pelzer farm, a 50 by 16 foot pony truss bridge, to be replaced by 75 by 24 foot concrete slab, at estimated cost of $30, 000. The bridge in Center Township near the Paul Enerson farm, a 30 by 16 foot wood timber bridge, to be replaced by a metal structural plate arch pipe, at estimated cost of $10,000. Two concrete box culverts are to be replaced by metal structural plate arch pipes, as provided for in the budget. One is in Emmet Township by the Oliver Shonkwiler farm and is estimated tocost$4,000. The other, in Twelve-Mile Lake Township by the Ray Ruppert farm, is estimated at $3,500. Threp grading projects in preparation for future paving are included in the budget. They are: Swan Lake Township at Maple Hill going east and north i mile, estimated cost, $17,000. Emmet-Estherville Township line, past Earl Neppl farm, 3'/2 mile project, estimated cost, $56,000. Estherville Township, past Myrtle Brouse farm, 2 mile project, estimated cost— $30,000. Other grading projects scheduled are to alleviate snow problems. These are: 1 mile, past George Chipman farm, $12,000; three-quarter mile, from Highway 4 at DEK electric substation west, $8,000; Armstrong Grove Township, past Dwight Dolf farm, V2 mile, $6,000; Swan Lake-Lincoln Township line, at Richard Pelzer farm, one mile, $14,000; Lincoln - Swan Lake Township line, past Lloyd Weber farm, one mile project, $14,000. Stribley said bid letting will be made in the spring with the construction work planned for completion in the fall of 1973. WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 8 PAGES TODAY DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 69 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Nixon, Kissinger Talks Raise Peace Speculation Neu Warns Legislators To Avoid Partisanship DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu Monday warned Iowa senators to guard against partisanship and frivolity and told them to take their duties seriously in order to have a productive session. Neu made the warning Monday as he took his seat as president of the Senate for the first time. He was inaugurated last Thursday. Neu quoted fellow Republican Gov. Robert Ray's inaugural message reminding the senators they are "all Iowa legislators responsible for all conditions of the people." He said the Supreme Court's reapportionment has meant that none can view themselves as simply rural or urban legislators. "Accordingly, we must at all times be above partisanship," Neu said. "Naturally, there will be disagreements and debates that break along party lines. But irrelevant, unproductive partisan speeches and tactics will benefit neither the Iowa Senate nor the people of Iowa." Neu said there are many important proposals and numerous appropriation bills that must be dealt with in the next few months. "I think that we all are in general agreement as to what these bills are. They have been ennumerated most ably by the governor and also by the news media." Senators now must cooperate in developing a consensus on details of those bills and must place the needs of Iowans above selfish needs. Referring to a move to name the ladybug as the state insect, Neu said senators must "be judicious in not taking our time and wasting taxpayers' dollars with facetious actions, resolutions or bills." He said he enjoys his Siamese cat "Puss-Puss" but "I really see no need for a state feline." Neu said there will be light moments in the Senate chamber but asked senators to let them arise naturally. Neu told the legislators—and pointed directly to the newly elected senators— that lobbyists can be of invaluable assistance. "We rely on them both for ideas and for information," Neu said. "But we must remember that most of these men and women are paid to promote a particular point of view." Senators have an obligation to investigate all sides of a question, not simply the ones being advanced most effectively, he said. Neu urged them to "instill a pride and respect by Iowans in the legislative branch of their state government." He warned that when any legislator "does something foolish or irrespoas- ible," it hurts the whole legislature. KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — President Nixon and peace negotiator Henry A. Kissinger are holding marathon talks at the Florida White House while a top aide heads for Saigon consultations with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu. Nixon and Kissinger, his assistant for national security affairs, conferred for an hour and a quarter Sunday night following a four-hour session earlier Newsman Sees Peace NEW YORK (AP) — A CBS television reporter said today that "highly reliable palace sources in Saigon" expect the United States and North Vietnam to sign a cease-fire agreement in South Vietnam "as early as this week." Richard Wagner, the network's Saigon correspondent, also said the sources told him that South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu will accept the agreement "after making a few superficial changes to suggest that he took an active part in the drafting of the accords." Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., President Nixon's representative now en route to Saigon, was said to be carrying an updated version of a draft agreement that Ellsworth Bunker, the U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam, presented to Thieu on Saturday. Pres. Nixon Renews Oath Saturday WASHINGTON (AP) - Richard M. Nixon renews his oath of office Saturday in the 44th inauguration of a president of the United States. It is an event which requires only that the president-elect Among Other Things... A Woody Herman Preview Football fans who watched Super Bowl VII Sunday, were given a preview of Woody Herman's talents during the halftime entertainment. Herman will bring his 'Herd' to Estherville for this year's Sports Festival Concert Feb. 3. Tickets are now on sale at Chamber of Commerce office, Stan Young Insurance, Emmet County State Bank and Iowa Trust and Savings Bank. Promiscuous Fishing The Iowa Conservation Commission has opened High Lake, Ingham Lake and West Swan Lake to promiscuous fishing due to depletion of oxygen, according to Iowa Conservation Officer Bob Moats. Fish may be taken from these waters by any methods except poisons, electricity or explosives. Moats added that other lakes may be opened to promiscuous fishing in the near future. Seek Transfer of Funds A resolution for transfer of $15,000 from the parking meter fund to the street fund to be used for snow removal will be presented to the Estherville City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The meeting was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday rather than the regular Monday date in order that city officials could attend an out- of-town meeting Monday. Also on the agenda are a request for City Clerk Connie Garrison to attend a 'Home Rule' workshop in Spencer, approval of bonds for city employes, and consideration of a bill for $213.85 from Stanley Consultants sent to the city by D.E.K. swear, as did George Washington 184 years ago, to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. But most presidents have made it an occasion as well to outline their major goals and appeal for unity. President John F. Kennedy called the inauguration "not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom." And it is, even by Washington standards, a rather spectacular celebration at that. A massive stand and nearly 20,000 seats are ready for the President, members of Congress, and other invited guests at the Capitol site. Thousands—perhaps hundreds of thousands—will line the President's parade route. Congress appropriated $650,000 for the inauguration itself, but related activities may boost the over-all price tag to $4 million. Some $12,000, for example, is allocated for emergency snow removal. Tradition demands an outdoor inauguration even though one president, William Rev. Eyberg to Join Estherville Lutheran Estherville Lutheran church has announced a letter of acceptance of the position as the church's pastor from the Rev. Stanley Eyberg, now serving Grace Lutheran Church of Luverne, Minn. He plans to move to Estherville about Feb. 14, with his wife, Esther, and family. They have four sons, Robert who is married; Jeffrey, in the Peace Corps; James and David, both in college. The Rev. Mr. Eyberg attended the University of Minnesota, Eau Claire State Teachers, Colorado State College of Education and Luther Seminary. He was ordained on May 27, 1956, and has served as pastor at Walnut Grove, Minn., from 1956 to 1961, then at Grace Lutheran of Luverne until the present time. Henry Harrison, caught pneumonia and died a month later. All but four of the 36 presidents have been sworn in at the Capitol. Washington's first was on the balcony of Federal Hall, John Adams' was in the Hall of Congress in Philadelphia and John Tyler and Andrew Johnson chose private ceremonies in Washington hotels. Heck Defense Funds Sought SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP)- A committee is being organized here to protect the interests of Capt. Michael J. Heck, the B52 commander who has refused to fly further bombing missions over North Vietnam, a spokesman says. Burton Jones, operator of a San Diego County theater chain, said on Sunday that the committee had sent a cable to Heck at his air base in Thailand offering to obtain and pay for "the best civilian counsel" obtainable. Heck, 30, of nearby Chula Vista, had flown 175 combat missions. The Forecast SUNNY REV. STANLEY EYBERG in the day. Another meeting was scheduled this morning. Participating in the first talk Sunday was Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., the Army's new vice chief of staff who has been Nixon's go-between with Thieu. Haig flew off to Saigon at Nixon's behest Sunday night following Kissinger's return from six days of peace negotiations in Paris that the President's foreign policy aide described as "very extensive and very useful." White House press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Haig would "discuss the current status of negotiations with President Thieu" and with leaders of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Haig made the same ( circuit just before Christmas, after the Paris talks were temporarily broken off and the United States launched the heaviest bombing raids of the war against Hanoi and Haiphong. The raids in that section of North Vietnam have been suspended while a renewed search for peace continued. Ziegler said lie could not say when Kissinger might return to Paris to resume apparently crucial talks with Hanoi's Le Due Tho. The presidential spokesman declined to say anything substantive about the negotiations. There was no word on when Nixon, who flew here Friday, would return to Washington. From reports relayed from Paris by his own chief negotiator, Pham Dang Lam, and through U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, Thieu already knows what changes have been made in the latest version of the draft agreement which originally was negotiated last October. Birthday Observances For Martin Luther King By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Observances today marking the birthday of the late Martin Luther King Jr. include a variety of memorial services and public school closings in a number of cities around the country. Both city schools and city hall offices were closed today in Atlanta, Ga., where Mayor •Sam Massell declared the day a legal holiday. School closings also were scheduled in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, St. Louis, Seattle, Kansas City, Buffalo, N.Y., Newark, N.J., Oakland, Calif., Hartford, Conn., and a number of smaller cities. King, who would have been 44 today, was assassinated in April 1968 in Memphis, Tenn. Today in Atlanta his widow, Coretta Scott King, will place a' wreath on his crypt. Then she will attend memorial services at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, which King headed. Today's observances, Mrs. King said, were "to involve people meaningfully in the celebration of my husband's life and the perpetuation of his work and teachings." Ninety Years Young Elmer Moore, who was 90 on Dec. 30, gets out the violin that first brought him to Estherville in 1906. Originally from Algona, Elmer played in a dance band with his brothers, Harvey and Orville, and Norman C. Maine. He had studied music in a Conservatory of Music in Des Moines. The band performed in Emmetsburg, Spencer and Fairmont also, but "we liked Estherville, you could get a train here any time. They gave a lot of dances here and we even played for the dedication for the Armory when it was built." In 1916, when the dance band broke up, Moore became a barber, only playing occasionally on the side. His wife, Helen, and one daughter are deceased. He has a son, a granddaughter and great-grandson.—Photo by Carol Higgins

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