Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 19, 1973 · Page 1
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January 19, 1973

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 1

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Don't Anticipate Violence Hold Reunion Sister Irenea, in the gray habit at center, visits with nuns at Holy Family Hospital who had served with her here during her administration some 11 years ago. From left, are Sister Coronate, housekeeping supervisor; Sister Othilde, seamstress; Sister Antida, laboratory technician; Sister Irenea; Sister Jutta, Dietary Department; and Sister Georgina, baker. Ex-Administrator Visitor At Holy Family Hospital Visitors at Holy Family Hospital the last few days were its former administrator, Sister Irenea, now of Barbados Island, Sister Marie, provincial of the West Indian Region, and Sister Regina, provincial of Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, which owns and operates Holy Family Hospital. They left this morning for the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother Provincial House in Milwaukee. Sister Irenea and Sister Marie, both of Barbados, came to the United States Jan. 9 to remain through the month for business reasons and to attend meetings of hospital administrators in New Jersey. Sister Irenea was instrumental here in raising funds and directing remodeling of Holy Family Hospital before she went to Barbados Feb. 22, 1962. She was sent to Barbados to organize the building of a hospital, St. Joseph's, of which she is now administrator. Her face shows a creamy suntan, and Sister Irenea tells friends here, "When I left Barbados, it was bright sunshine, poinsettias blooming, citrus ripe on the trees, the sugar cane was ready for the harvest. "We are very well accepted there," she continues. "Theyare very friendly people. "The Sisters' activities? They work in the hospital like they do here, but they go out in the homes and teach the people — well balanced diet, how to take care of the children, how to take care of the homes. We do feed the poor children. Hospital staff also gives technical training there, she explains. The average Barbadian child does not attend high school, she says. At about 10 years of age he is given an exam by which a minority are selected for secondary school. The hospital takes young here she continues. "Sometimes people to train as nursing as- we get the U.S. Navy base wives sistants, laboratocy and X-ray to help us," she adds. "When- technicians. ever we need something they Women's auxiliary organiza- never say no." tions help the hospital there as Sister Irenea was warm in her Past and Present Sister Irenea, a former administrator of Holy Family Hospital, visits with Donald M. Schmaus, who took over administration here as of Monday. She had a different office at that time, she tells him. Schmaus, the first lay administrator for the hospital, was formerly consultant to administration and accreditation at Unity Hospital, Fridley, Minn. He succeeds Sister Ruth Marie, who resigned as of Dec. 1, 1972, to become assistant administrator of the Metropolitan Medical Center, Minneapolis.—Photo by Carol Higgins No Rumors, Rumor Center Closes SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Rumor Center is closing. It has run out of rumors. The Rev. Everett J. Jensen, president of the four-year-old center, called a news conference for today to announce the decision. "I imagine we are different, being able to say when a job has been done and when it ought to go," the 54-year-old Lutheran pastor said in an interview; "We have plenty of funds, plenty of backing from the city and county, but we just don't get any rumors any more," he added. The center was set up in 1968 when the city was plagued with racial unrest, student troubles and unemployment. At its peak the center handled upwards of 400 calls a day from the worried public. "Now we're down to only about six a day," the Rev. Mr. Jensen said. "And they only amount to somebody asking if it was true that a baby was baked in an oven because the babysitter was out. We don't feel that this is the kind of service the city ought to pro­ of 503 16 Increase Security For Inauguration WASHINGTON (AP) About 2,000 military reinforcements have been called in as a precautionary measure, but the administration says it doesn't expect violence from antiwar demonstrators during President Nixon's inauguration Saturday. A spokesman for the Justice Department, which has been coordinating security activities for the agencies involved as well as the D.C. Police, said Thursday: "The tlireat of disorder and violence in 1969 was much greater than this one." Nevertheless, riot-trained Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Army paratroopers and military police from Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Ft. Meade, Remember Phase Two? WASHINGTON (AP) - Four years ago Jim Mulligan and his wife sat in bleachers one block from the White House and watched President Nixon and his inaugural parade roll by in front of them. They paid $5 each for their seats. Mulligan isn't going to the repeat performance Saturday. Part of the reason, he says, is that seats in the same spot cost $25 this year. That's a 400-per-cent increase, well above the President's own recently ended wage- price guidelines. However, a spokesman at the Cost of Living Council said the parade may not have come under the price controls anyway because it will not be exactly like the 1969 parade. Md., are moving into the Washington area to buttress some 8,000 police and National Guardsmen already assigned to street security. "The only thing we're concerned about is the potential for violence," said the Justice Department spokesman. "We don't see any. We're taking people at their word that there will be only peaceful demonstrations." Organizers of the largest ant i w a r demostration, the "March Against Death," predict a crowd of up to 50,000 will assemble at the Lincoln Memorial and march to the Washington Monument grounds for a rally about noon Saturday, at the same time as Nixon's inauguration at Capitol Hill and parade to the White House. The routes do not cross. Police say a maximum of 20,000 demonstrators will show up. The Justice Department spokesman said the number has been estiated at between 10,000 and 30,000 at security- planning meetings chaired by A11 y . Gen. Richard G. Kleindienst during the . past three weeks. Police also estimate that about 3,000 members of four groups considered militant- Students for a Democratic Society, the Progressive Labor Party, the Youth International Party (Yippies) and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War—will show up. All plan separate demonstrations. Some 20,000 soldiers and police, including experts known for their ability to spot pickpockets, con men and psychopaths, were on hand for Nixon's inaugural in 1969. It was the tightest security ever for the swearing-in of a president. WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 8 PAGES TODAY appraisal of Holy Family, saying, "I am very impressed. I find that it was very well kept and managed, and looks like home to me. They are still the friendly Estherville people." DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 73 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c 'Discover Hawaii 9 Theme Reason for Ray, Fulk Trip DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State Fair Board Secretary Kenneth Fulk has told legislators he knows the identity of only two persons who got free trips to Hawaii during a promotional excursion over the New Year's weekend. Those two, he said were himself and Gov. Robert Ray. Fulk told lawmakers he had no reason to know who else received $340 in travel and hotel accomodations because a Des Moines travel agency, Travel Hosts, Inc., handled the matter. The fair board authorized the trip to promote next summer's "Discover Hawaii" fair theme. The Iowa Executive Council Love, Divorce American Style vide." Why the decline in calls? "Tensions are very much reduced now," the Rev. Mr. Jensen explained. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ruth Thomas is 45 and dying, unaware that the man she married at the age of 13 is suing her for divorce in an attempt to regain the welfare benefits which she lost. "If I were real poor or real rich I could take care of my wife," said Howard Thomas, a 49-year-old steelworker. "I work hard for a living and this is what happens . . . There is no other answer. "I'm going to get a divorce in order to help my wife. I love her but I'm at the end of my rope." The divorce, which becomes final in about 10 days, will allow his wife to qualify for benefits because she will then be without any means of support, Thomas said. Last November the state Division of Family Services, which administers the federal Medicaid program in Florida, cut off the $117 monthly payment Thomas had been receiv­ ing for his wife. Mrs. Thomas is confined to a nursing home suffering from advanced stages of multiple sclerosis, an incurable debilitating disease. The nursing home cost is $500 a month. Yet without that assistance he can't afford to keep his wife in the nursing home, where she has amassed a $2,000 bill he can't pay, Thomas said. The Forecast COLDER requires that state employes taking out-of-state trips secure their approval. The council earlier had tried to determine if the trip was official business, but Fulk didn't talk about it. During the meeting Thursday, Sen. George Milligan, R-Des Moines, said it's against the law to use the state's name or powers for personal gain. Fulk was able to tell Milligan that he knew the fair plumber and an unidentified woman in the State Revenue department went. Milligan indicated he may summon the travel agency's president, Bob Stone, to testify before his Senate subcommittee on natural resources. The Fair Board secretary had been summoned to Milligan's subcommittee to explain fair appropriation requests for work to make the 328-acre fair site here usable all year. Fulk placed the figure at $930,000 minimum and $3.9 million maximum. He explained that the plan would make the east Des Moines site a center for recreation and cultural activity instead of a site to be used 10 days yearly. Ice Skating Lessons To Start Saturday Weather permitting, ice skating lessons for all ages will be given from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Riverside Park Skating Rink in Estherville, according to Al Bolty, recreation director. B o 11 y also said that warm weather the past week has damaged the rinks but a city crew, under the supervision of Eldie Elwood, is attempting to get the rinks ready in time for the lessons. The crew includes Dan King, Bob Grems, Eric Paulson and Mark Handeland. Trophies will also be given this year for figure skating competition during the Winter Sports Festival, with the lessons giving younger persons an opportunity to learn what will be expected to qualify for a trophy. Sen. Bergman Loses Law Suit May Penalize Odd Sizes WASHINGTON (AP) — Those petite party invitations and oversized envelopes are feeling the pinch of automation and- if the Postal Service gets its way- may cost more to mall. Postmaster General E. T. Klassen announced a aeries of recommendations on Thursday to put. a surcharge on extra large or small envelopes. The recotnmandations, which must be approved by the independent Postal Rate Commission, would apply to' airmail and first-class mail weighing one ounce or less and single- piece third-class mail weighing two ounces or less. The odd-sized envelopes can't be sorted automatically and, therefore, are much more expensive to process, says the Postal Service. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)-A Des Moines couple has been awarded $34,250 in damages from Sen. Irvin Bergman, R- Harris, and another $3,950 from Polk County Treasurer Carl Bo- genrlef. The awards stem from collisions involving automobiles and an ambulance in Des Moines Nov. 23, 1971. Arvid J. Erickson and his wife, Ethel, were given the awards by a Polk County District Court jury. According to testimony, Erickson was injured when his car and Bogenriefs collided at a Des Moines intersection. Erickson was ' being taken by ambulance to a hospital when the vehicle man's car. collided with Berg- in of to Bergman later pleaded guilty, municipal court to a charge failing to yield right of way an emergency vehicle and was fined $20. Erickson, who is a city health inspector, filed his suit against Bogenrief, Bergman and Capital City Ambulance. The jury found in favor of the ambulance company. Faces Morals Charge BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) Former belly dancer Tulah Hanley, a millionaire widow, has been ordered held for court on charges of maintaining a disorderly house and corrupting the morals of minors. Mrs. Hanley, the widow of the late R. Edward Hanley Jr., an oil millionaire, was arrested last Oct. 18 after a police raid on a youth center she operated here. Though police at the time refused comment on the specifics of the charges, Mrs. Hanley said they involved a 19-year-old girl who allegedly was entertaining visitors after hours at the club. Anyone for Boating? Snowmobilers wanting to travel the Des Moines River this weekend will have to trade their machines for motorboats following abnormal warm weather this week which has raised the level of the river and broke the ice free. The above picture is looking north from the Emmet Bridge north of Estherville.

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