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January 17, 1973

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 1

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To Aid Restaurants Sunday Liquor Sales Proposed for Iowa By WILLIAM L. EBERLINE Associated Press Writer DES MOINES, Iowa, (AP)Liquor sales on Sunday? Rep. Richard Norpel, D- Bellevue, says it should be permitted in establishments that serve Sunday dinners, and he has introduced a bill in the Iowa House to allow it. There are 17 other sponsors on the bill, which Norpel says would greatly aid restaurant, hotel and businessmen living close to the Iowa border with Wisconsin and Dlinois, both of which permit liquor and beer sales on Sunday. "When I go to Illinois or Wisconsin on Sunday," said Nor­ pel, whose home is just across the Mississippi River from those two states, "I find them full of Iowa people. "Why can't we keep that business at home?" The bill, however, does not call for wide open operation of taverns and places holding liquor licenses on Sunday. The present law requires all places selling beer or liquor under a state license to close their Saturday night business at I a.m. on Sunday and remain closed until 6 a.m. Monday. Norpel's bill would allow Sunday sales of liquor or beer from II a.m. until midnight only in places where food comprises 40 per cent or more of the total business. Furthermore, places that want to be open for Sunday sales would have to pay an additional license fee equal to 25 per cent of their regular license fee. The bill would specifically allow nonprofit clubs operated by "a post, branch, or chapter of veterans organization chartered by the Congress of the United States" to sell beer and liquor on Sunday provided they have paid the extra license fee and 40 per cent or more of their gross receipts come from food. "Iowa businessmen all up and down the Mississippi River are losing business because of the more liberal liquor laws of those states across the river," Norpel said. "I realize a good many Iowans oppose serving liquor during church hours. But I set the opening hour at 11 a.m. — it 's subject to amendment, of course— because some people might want to have dinner early to beat the rush of those going out to eat after church, and they-might want a cocktail before dinner." Norpel pointed out his bill also would allow persons going out for Sunday dinner to have a glass of wine with their meal- something that is prohibited by present Iowa law. Car-Pickup Collide Barbara Ann Dahl, 16, of Estherville is listed in good condition at Holy Family Hospital following a car-pickup accident at the intersection of South 10th St and Sixth Ave. S. shortly after noon Tuesday. Miss Dahl, driving the 1970 Datsun above, was charged with failing to yield at a stop intersection following the accident.— Photo by Chuck Ostheimer Two Injured in City Accidents An Estherville youth and a rural Estherville man were in- juried in two separate accidents in the city Tuesday. Barbara Ann Dahl of Estherville is listed in good condition by her attending physician at Holy Family Hospital with two bruised shoulders and a broken right hand following a collision between her car and a pickup at the intersection of South 10th St. and 6th Ave. S. According to Estherville police, the accident happened about 12:17 Tuesday afternoon. According to investigating officers, Miss Dahl was going south on South 10th St. and ran a stop sign when the 1970 Dat­ sun she was driving was struck by a pickup driven by August Henry VonBehren of Estherville. VonBehren was traveling west on 6th Ave. S. when the accident occurred. Miss Dahl was charged by Estherville police with failing to REA Directors Denounce End of Low Interest Rate ST. LOUIS (AP) - Discontent with a recent Nixon administration announcement of increased loan interest rates was voiced Tuesday at the directors conference of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. The Nixon administration announced Dec. 29 that the Rural Electrification Act was terminated in line with efforts to hold the 1973 federal budget outlays to $250 billion. The REA, established in 1936, had loaned money for expansion to rural electric cooperatives at two per cent interest. With the change, loans will be made to co-ops at five per cent under the Rural Development Act of 1972. Some members of Congress, representing mostly rural areas, have voiced displeasure with the end of the REA. House Speaker Carl Albert, D-Okla., 'said he would try to "turn the administration around in what I consider an extremely serious error in judgment." Joseph A. Beirne, president of the Communications Workers of America, urged the conference to fight the change, saying it was "the banker mentality at work in the White House." David A. Hamil, REA administrator, told the conference the announcement of the termination of the two per cent loan program was a "surprise" to him, but that it was his job to make it work. The guidelines for the new loan program have not been worked out, said Hamil. He did say that more money would be available to co-ops because of the change. "An additional $180 million Iowa-Minnesota Chase Ends in Two-Car Crash will be made available until June, and $618 million for fiscal 1973," Hamil said. During a question-answer session, Gene Porter, the manager of the Sedgwick County Electrical Cooperative Association of Cheney, Kan., questioned the President's power to raise the interest limit since it had been established by congress. Hamil declined comment. "REA is not being asked to go out of business, but the interest rates have been changed to bring them in line with the true cost of money," Hamil said. The change does not affect two per cent loans made before the first of this year and the REA will continue to administer the funds following established procedures, he said. Hamil said the possibility existed that additional funds might be made available to those cooperatives that might be .financially damaged because of the three per cent interest rate increase. stop or yield at a stop intersection. Damage resulted to the front end and box of VonBehren's 1969 GMC pickup. Miss Dahl's vehicle was considered a total loss. A rural Estherville man is : listed in satisfactory condition at Holy Family Hospital with facial lacerations following a one-car crash on North 9th St. between 1st Ave. N. and 3rd Ave. N. According to police, the accident happened about 10:20 Tuesday night. According to officers, Bernard George Rosenow of rural Estherville left the traveled portion of the street and traveled approximately 66 feet where he struck a street sign and broke off a utility pole. The 1966 Me*, cury he was driving veered back onto the street and proceeded down the street weaving back and forth. The car then crossed the street and went across a parking and struck the front porch of a house owned by Andos Hanson of 816 3rd Ave. N. where the Rosenow car came to a hault. Rosenow was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. A two-car accident happened on Central Ave. east of 7th St. about 4:40 Tuesday afternoon, according to Estherville police. Lloyd R. Steffen of Lakefleld, driving a 1969 Plymouth and Dean Frederick Nuehlenherdt of Osakis, Minn., driving a 1973 Plymouth, were both stopped on Central Ave. at 7th St. for a stop light headed west. Nuehlen­ herdt's foot slipped from the brake pedal and hit the accelerator sending the Nuehlenherdt vehicle into the rear end of the Steffen car. Damage resulted to the rear bumper of the Steffen car. WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 12 PAGES TODAY DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 71 ESTHERVILLE. IOWA, 51334, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Temporary Transfer To Aid Snow Removal By CHUCK OSTHEIMER A temporary transfer of $15,000 from the parking meter fund to the street fund to be used for snow removal was approved by the Estherville City Council Tuesday night. The temporary transfer means that the funds must be returned to the parking meter fund by the end of 1973. Council members made the transfer when budgeted funds for snow removal in the street funds will not be collected until later this year. The clerk's report for the month of December also shows the street fund with a deficit of $21,291 for 1972 but the city is awaiting the arrival of the Iowa State Auditor to assist with transfer of funds. The council also refused to pay a bill from Stanley Consultants, sent to the city by D.E.K., for engineering services of $213.85. Previous bills from Stanley Consultants had been paid by the city. Council members were also Informed by City Attorney Max Pelzer that a hearing would be held March 8 in Des Moines on the routing of the city's proposed 69 KVA line to interconnect with Corn Belt Power Company. Steve Woodley, city code enforcement officer, informed that he is currently polling residents of the city concerning the present solid waste pickup system. Woodley noted that the city has received fewer complaints than he anticipated on the system and that most of the complaints had been about weak bags and dogs. Woodley also noted that the city had reduced overtime with the use of the metered bags and the customer placing the bags at the curb for pickup. Acting on a recommendation by Bob Knox, Estherville Chamber of Commerce executive vice- president, the council agreed to open the old city dump as a collection site for abandoned and junked cars. Proper forms must be filled out before a car can be placed in the dump and a three dollar fee collected by the police department will be required to offset the city's cost of the operation. Applications for abandoning a car will be made through the police department. Council members also ap­ proved sending City Clerk Connie Garrison to a one -day workshop on 'Home Rule' in Spencer at a cost of $30 and to send Steve Woodley to a three-day conference in Ames at a cost of $25 plus lodging. Bonds were also approved for the city clerk, deputy city clerk, parking meter maid and airport commission; minutes of the Jan. 2 meeting approved along with the milk, treasurer's, clerk 's, appropriation and utility reports. The appropriation statement showed that nine funds exceeded the appropriated amount for 1972. ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — A 15-year-old youth was held in an Albert Lea hospital overnight following a chase at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour which involved Highway Patrol officers from both Minnesota and Iowa Tuesday night. A spokesman for the Minnesota Highway Patrol said the ch.ise, which involved several highway patrol cars, ended in a two-car crash north of Albert Lea on Interstate 35. Authorities said a highway patrol officer stopped a car for speeding on 135 north of Albert Lea about 8:30 Tuesday evening, but the car took off at a high rate of speed as the officer approached. The officer gave chase to just north of Clear Lake, Iowa, about 40 miles south of Albert Lea, where he was joined by four Iowa Highway Patrol cars that had set up a roadblock. Authorities said the car got past the roadblock and continued to the Mason City-Clear Lake exit on 135, where it turned around and headed back north to Minnesota. Five highway patrol cars set up a road block south of Albert Lea, but the car sped through and those cars joined In the The Forecast RAIN I h\ chase, the spokesman said. Authorities said the chase ended just south of the junction of 135 and U.S. 16 when the pursued vehicle struck an Albert Lea police car, demolishing both cars. A policeman in the car was treated for neck and back injuries and released from an Albert Lea hospital. The driver of the car, which was reported stolen in Minneapolis about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, received a cut lip and a broken tooth, authorities said. The juvenile was to be returned to Hennepin County today. Band's First Woman Won't Be Marching WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force band's first woman member won't be marching with the unit at President Nixon's inauguration parade Saturday. A few months ago Airman Karen Riale of Cedarhurst, N.Y., became a clarinetist with the 100-member band from Boiling Air Force Base here. But now, according to the official inaugural program, Karen won't perform in the parade "because the Air Force hasn't finished tailoring the band's specially designed black uniform with white pinstripes for women." EWSF Expects 170 Skiers To Vie for Governors Cup More than 170 skiers representing 14 colleges are expected to participate in the Iowa Governor's Cup Collegiate Ski Championship on Saturday, Feb. 3, as the opening sporting event in the Estherville Winter Sports Festival. The event is sanctioned by both the United States Ski Association and the Midwest Collegiate Ski Association. Registration for the race will be at 9 a.m., with both men's and women's racing events beginning at 10 o'clock. The Iowa Junior Ski Championship for boys and girls in the 13-18 age bracket will get underway at 11 a.m. on Feb. 3, following a 10:30 a.m. registration period. First event will be for girls 13-15, followed by 13-15 boys racing event, 16-18 girls racing event, and 16-18 boys' racing event. On Sunday, Feb. 4, boys and girls in the 3-12 age category will register at 10:30 a.m. Races will start at 11 a.m. as follows: 3-8 boys and girls event, 9-10 girls event, 9-10 boys event, 11-12 girls event, and 11-12 boys racing event. The Iowa Senior Ski Championship for men age 25 and over who do not qualify for collegiate racing, will be run on Sunday after­ noon, with registration at 1:30 p.m. The Racing event starts at 2 o'clock, following junior race events. This race will consist of two runs only, using the best time from one run to determine score. The ski races are one phase of a weekend of sporting and entertainment events scheduled for the annual Sports Festival. The weekend of activities will start with a youth dance on Friday night at the V.F.W. Hall. Woody Herman and his "Herd" will appear in person on Saturday night at the high school gymnasium, while other activities include a hot air balloon race, snowmobile races, ice skating competition, trapshooting meet, and sled dog races. Also a feature of the festival will be a snow and ice sculpture contest, and a snowman contest. House Antiwar Forces Plan to Insure Peace • WASHINGTON (AP) House antiwar forces say they will introduce a bill to cut off funds for the Vietnam war- just in case the current round of peace talks fail to produce settlement. "Obviously the steam would go out of it if a peace agreement is announced," Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., said Tuesday, "and I would like to see that happen." Hamilton said the bill will be introduced Thursday despite President Nixon's hopes that the current Paris talks will lead to a settlement "in the event the peace talks don't succeed and the war continues." The bill embodies the antiwar language approved by House Democrats, 154 to 75. It would prohibit expenditure of any funds "for U.S. military combat operations in or over Indochina" and require that "such o;>erations be terminated immediately" provided arrangements have been made for release of all American POWs, safe withdrawal of U.S. forces, and an accounting of Americans missing in enemy territory. June in January Another day of unusually warm weather Tuesday saw Dally News employe head outside in his shirt sleeves to wash windows. The change in temperatures was a drastic change from last year when the high was a cool six above and the low a minus 26.- Photo by Chuck Oathelmer

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