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January 22, 1973

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 1

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nt I, WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 1: ::;r s ' 5o 3 i 6 The Forecast WARMER DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 74 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c % SWINGING WITH the warm weather last week was Mary Fltz- gibbons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Fitzgibbons of Estherville. The weather turned colder, however, Friday and finally dumped a blanket of snow on most of Iowa Sunday and Monday, just in time to aid enthusiasts of the Estherville Winter Sports Festival. Winter Returns To Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A major winter snow storm belted Iowa and the Midwest Sunday and Monday, leaving six inches and more of wet, heavy snow. The snow was whipped up by northwest to northerly winds at 20 to 30 miles per hour, causing drifts especially in the northern and western parts of the state. Schools in many areas were closed and some businesses urged their employes to stay home. Traffic was a major problem, with Interstate highways literally dotted with vehicles stalled or stranded in ditches. The driving problem was aggravated in the southeast by freezing rain, drizzle and sleet. The forecast called for sunny skies and colder temperatures Tuesday, followed by warmer weather later in the week. A strong low pressure system in extreme northeast Missouri caused the storm, and moved rapidly northeastward Monday. High temperatures Sunday ranged from 28 at Spencer to 37 at Burlington. Overnight lows Sunday night were from 22 at Spencer to 34 at Burlington. Highs Monday were expected to reach the mid 20s in the northwest and the mid 30s elsewhere. Captured Documents Indicate Cease-Fire Peace Indicated by Midweek WASHINGTON (AP) - As captured enemy documents signaled a midweek initialing of a cease-fire accord, Henry A. Kissinger heads back to Paris today to join allied and Communist officials in the last steps toward ending the Vietnam war. Before the presidential assistant left Andrews Air Force Base, he was to get last-minute instructions from President Nixon at a breakfast-hour White House meeting. Officially, the White House continued to portray the purpose of Kissinger's return to the French capital as "completing the text of an agreement" to end the fight. But a flurry of developments Sunday bolstered the belief that an agreement soon will be signed, calling for a cease-fire, the return of prisoners of war, and machinery to reshape the South Vietnamese government. The major developments: — Senior South Vietnamese officials said captured documents from the Communist high command stated that an agreement will be initialed at 8 a.m. EST Wednesday, that it will be formally signed on Saturday and that a cease-fire will go into effect on Sunday, Jan. 28. — While shying away from specific dates, Washington sources indicated that Nixon has set a goal of wrapping up the Vietnam agreement this week and that, barring unexpected snags, the President is confident of hitting that target. — South Vietnamese Foreign Minister Tran Van Lam told an interviewer as he departed for Paris that Vice President Spiro T. Agnew will be in Saigon on Jan. 28, presumably to demonstrate that Washington and Saigon were entering the post-war era shoulder-to-shoulder. — Agnew himself said he couldn't answer when asked whether he will be heading for Saigon, saying the President would have to make "that announcement." — Congressional sources reported that Nixon plans a meeting with Capitol Hill leaders within the next few days, providing him a forum to brief them on details of a peace accord. — The Viet Cong foreign minister, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, arrived in Paris and said the Communists are ready to "do everything possible to achieve a quick settlement." Amid these developments, the White House maintained its Vid on official discussion of Vietnam negotiations. When asked about reports that a pact would be initialed within days, a spokesman said he would have no comment on "speculative stories." Kis>inger and Hanoi Politburo member Le Due Tho interrupted their talks on Jan. 13, when the U.S. negotiator re, turned to Washington for consultation with Nixon. The next day, Nixon dispatched Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., his chief liaison officer with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, to Saigon and four other Asian capitals to outline terms of a tentative agreement. Haig returned from his mission Sunday and went immediately into meetings with Kis­ singer and Nixon. They met for more than two hours in two separate sessions before and after private inaugural-weekend receptions for the President's relatives and political supporters. Indications were that Haig Donald A. Dennert On Fareway Board Donald A. Dennert, manager of Fareway Stores here, has been named a director in the food corporation based in Boone. His new appointment was effective Jan. 15. Dennert has been associated with Fareway for 30 years, 15 years as manager of the Estherville store. He will continue his managerial duties here, Dennert said. Nixon Revises Address To Include Julie's Idea Two Injured Sunday In Car-Truck Crash Two persons were injured in a car-truck accident at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, according to a report from Emmet County sheriff's office. Robert Kenneth Griffith with Audrey L. Griffith as passenger, both of rural Dolliver, were injured when their automobile was struck by a truck used as a snow plow salter, owned by the state of Iowa. Both vehicles were traveling east on Highway 9, l h mile west of Gruver, when the Griffith car signaled to turn north and started to do so. The automobile Among Of her Things... was hit in the left rear by the truck which was attempting to pass. The blade of the snowplow hit the rear of the car, flipping the car over on its top and the truck rolled onto its side. Donald Albert Kuhnau, operating the truck, was charged with prohibited passing. Robert and Audrey Griffith were taken to Holy Family Hospital, where Robert, 53, is reported to have injuries to his right shoulder and a scalp cut. According to his physician he is in excellent condition. Ms. Griffith was treated for minor cuts and abrasions and released. WASHINGTON (AP) - In the early hours of Inauguration Day, President Nixon revised his inaugural address to include thoughts his younger daughter said "came to him in the night" about other presidents' dreams for America. . What he added amounted to a recognition that a president alone can't carry out his dreams. He appealed for the prayers of the people for God's guidance and for their help so that, together, "we may be worthy of our challenge." Julie Nixon Eisenhower said this was one of her favorite parts of the 1,800-word, 17-minute inaugural speech. The family had not read the text in advance, she told a reporter at a reception following Sunday's White House worship service. At about 6 p.m. on the eve of the inauguration, she said, the President made some minor adjustments in the address, most of which he wrote himself over a period of weeks. He even revised it while driving to the Capitol to deliver it, she added. The addition of two paragraphs near the end incorporated thoughts that Julie said "came to him in the middle of the night" after a round of inaugural concerts. In the "final" prepared text, Nixon was summarizing his pride at the initiatives and accomplishments of his first four years and saying he would be answerable "to God, to history and to our conscience for the way in which" he uses the next . four. • "Today, I ask your prayers that in the years ahead I may have God's help in making decisions that are right for America. And I pray for your help so that together we may be worthy of our challenge." ILCC Board to Meet The Iowa Lakes Community College board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the administrative office of the college. To Discuss Addition The Estherville Planning and Zoning Commission will meet in the Council Chambers of the Estherville City Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, to discuss a request from Jack and Ken Burrell for a lot addition to their existing Green Acres Village Mobile Home Park. Gunmen Surrender After 47 Hours Meeting Postponed An Estherville City Council meeting with representative of Henh- ingson, Durham and Richardson scheduled for tonight has been canceled when the Omaha firm was unable to reach Estherville because of the weather. The meeting, to discuss the city's action on its sewer treatment grant, has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Council Chambers. Snow Removal in Effect A 'Snow Removal* period for Estherville has been declared by Ed Anderson, superintendent of public works, until further notice. Snow removal parking regulations are now in effect during the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day of the period. Vehicles must be parked on the street bearing even numbered addresses on even numbered calendar days and on the side bearing odd numbers on odd numbered days, except where parking is prohibited by signs. Hall's Planning Move Hall's Wallpaper and Paint Store will move into the former Masonic Temple building on South 6th Street, according to Owner Doug Hal). The move will be In approximately six weeks, after necessary facelifting is completed, he said. In another business note. Carroll Hansen has announced he has resigned as manager of the Grand tad CMaf Theatres in Estherville. His successor has not been announced. NEW YORK (AP) - Four gunmen who had vowed to die for Muslim paradise in a hail of police bullets have surrendered peacefully after their nine remaining hostages made a dramatic escape to signal the end of a two-day siege in a Brooklyn sporting goods store. The end came late Sunday afternoon, over 47 hours after a silent robbery alarm alerted police who surprised the young gunmen in the store. One patrolman was killed and two others wounded in a flurry of gunfire. After the initial shootout subsided to a standoff, police ringed John & Al's Sports, Inc., in Brooklyn's Williamsburg section with sharpshooters. But fear for the hostages prevented any forced showdown and police concentrated on keeping communications with the gunmen. The break came shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday when the hostages, led by a co-owner of the store, broke through plasterboard to a sealed off stairway and escaped to the roof while the gunmen were diverted. Four hours later, following more negotiations with police and pleas from some relatives, the gunmen walked out. Two carried a stretcher with a third who was wounded and the fourth walked ahead. Police said preliminary re­ ports indicated their marksmen had not fired a shot since the original gunbattle, although the gunmen had fired volleys from time to time. Brooklyn Dist. Atty. Eugene Gold said he would go before a grand jury today with charges against the four that probably would include the murder of Patrolman Stephen R. Gilroy, the attempted murder of Patrolmen Jose Adorno and Frank Carpentier, kidnaping and weapons possession. Police said they were searching for a fifth man who was said to have been driving a getaway car when the robbery began about 5:45 p.m. Friday. They said the motive for the robbery was to obtain guns, not money. Ringsted Students Win Ones Six Ringsted students captured one ratings in the large group district speech contest held at Lake Mills Saturday. Jeanane Lund and Becky Thomas captured firsts in duet action while Deb and Linda Henriksen, Karen Finnestad, Joy Jorgensen, Jeanane Lund and Becky Thomas won in choral readings. The six will now participate in the state contest at Sheldon on Feb. 3. Their speech director is Mrs. Merle Oakland. Needs Pizzazz DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa's new Department of Environmental Quality needs some "Pizzazz," says Robert Buckmaster of Waterloo, chairman of its executive committee. In search of that pizzazz, the department is looking for a symbol to use on its stationery and automobiles. A $100 savings bond will be awarded to the person who suggests the winning symbol, which Buckmaster said he hopes will bring "a little excitement" to the department. Sues Fairmont, Hospital Following Fall Injuries Howard Bryant, Wallingford, has filed a $25,000 damage claim against the city of Fairmont and the Fairmont Community Hospital Association for injuries suffered when he fell on a sidewalk. In the suit, Bryant claims he sustained broken ribs and bruises in the fall. The accident reportedly happened on Dec. 16. According to the suit, Bryant claims that 'the Fairmont Community Hospital Association and the city of Fairmont so negligently maintained the sidewalks at the Fairmont Community Hospital and neglected to properly clean and maintain said sidewalks free of ice and packed snow'. Bryant also says in the suit that he has been unable to work since the accident and the full extend of his injuries is still unknown. brought Nixon a personal message from Thieu confirming the South Vietnamese leader's acceptance of major points of the tentative agreement negotiated by Kissinger and Tho. There were signs too, that Nixon immediately dispatched a re­ sponse to Thieu. U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker paid an unusual late- night call on Thieu Sunday, staying at the presidential palace 10 minutes—just enough time perhaps to deliver a cable from Nixon. Bohemian Waxwings On their annual stopover in Estherville were these Bohemian waxwings, seen Jan. 7 in the Rich Myers yard, 215 N. 17th St. Place. They were feeding on berries on evergreen bushes. The Bohemian waxwing, 7V2-8% inches in length, is largely a mauve gray tone, with white and yol\ow touches on MB wings and chestnut tinder his tafl.* He ranges from Western Alaska to Mahitoba, south to Washington and Northern Montana. He may winter in California, Arkansas or Nova Scotia. — Photo by Rich Myers Iowa Schools Could Save With State Insurance Pool DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa's school districts alone could save up to $2.8 million a year if the state operated a self insuring pool for the state and its political subdivisions, according to Sen. William Palmer, D-Des Moines. Palmer is currently gathering information from various governmental subdivisions to determine how much money Iowa taxpayers could save if the state operated a pool for fire, tornado and liability insurance. He hopes to have that information in hand in time to introduce a bill in the Senate by Feb. 1 for the state to operate such an insurance pool. Palmer earlier determined that Iowa taxpayers would save $1.5 million annually if the state operated a self-bonding pool. He expects to introduce a bill to establish a bonding pool this week. Palmer has received responses from 40 per cent of Iowa's 452 school districts in a survey to determine how much the school districts are currently paying for insurance. "It appears that the total insurance expenditure (for the school districts) is in the area of $6 million to $7 million per year," Palmer said. "And it seems as if the claims ratio (to insurance cost) is extremely low." The Grand Valley School District of Kellerton told Palmer "Our premium rate Compared to our loss rate is ridiculous." Palmer, president of a Des Moines insurance company, said the national average cost of delivering fire and casualty insurance "runs better than 50 per cent" of the insurance premium. "There could be a potential savings to the school districts of Iowa from a state self-insuring pool of upward to $2.8 million per year," Palmer said. "And this is in school districts only." The Des Moines Democrat Still Time to Register For Adult Ed Classes There is still time to register for spring adult education classes, according to Harley Gesiriech, adult education supervisor for Estherville Community Schools. Gesiriech noted that a number of classes have been scheduled to begin this week rather than the week of Jan. 15. Classes with new starting dates are: Brush Up Typing, Jan. 23 at the high school; Snowmobile .Maintenance and Safety, Jan. 23 in the high school shop; and Upholstery, Jan. 22 in the junior high shop. Gesiriech also noted that General Shop on Tuesdays and Upholstery held on Mondays have started but need additional enrollment. New classes this week include ABC Stenoscript at Iowa Lakes Community College at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, and Home. Entertainment at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at 813 N. 6th St. Further information can be obtained by contacting Harley Gesiriech or contacting Iowa Lakes Community College. Formal registration and collection of fees will take place at the first class meeting. said he has just completed mailing a survey to the 99 county boards of supervisors to determine how much they are presently paying for insurance and how much they are receiving back in insurance claims. "If we receive a similar response and spirit of cooperation (from the county boards) as we've received from the school districts, we should have our insurance inventory completed by the end of January," Palmer said. The senator said he is also asking 200 of Iowa's 900 cities to cooperate in the project to determine how much cities are paying for insurance. "I think the savings to taxpayers in this self insuring pool would be a substantial amount," Palmer said. He said he expects to find when his survey is completed that the state and all its governmental subsdivisions are spending in excess of $12 million a year on various forms of insurance. "Taking into consideration the cost of delivering insurance nationally is 55 per cent and anticipating a saving of 40 per cent, this would be a net savings to taxpayers of $4.8 million," Palmer said. He said that insurance saving, along with the amount saved in his proposed bonding pool, would reduce insurance costs of the school districts, counties and cities of Iowa. ESPECIALLY FOR THE KIDDIES I A NEW FEATURE STARTING SOON IN THE ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS

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