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Preparing Details for Television IV ,.... of ' * * 3 t 0 f 1-3 3 50315 Indicate Nixon to Break Silence on Peace WASHINGTON (AP) - Indications mounted today that President Nixon was preparing to go on nationwide television to give the American people details of a Vietnam peace settlement. The White House refused to confirm reports from Saigon that a televised presidential address was scheduled for Tuesday night. But with U.S. negotiator Henry A. Kissinger returning from Paris after displaying public handshakes and smiles with Hanoi's Le Due Tho, it appeared that Nixon was poised to break his months-long silence on the peace negotiations. Henry A. Kissinger conferred with Hanoi's Le Due Tho for 3 hours and 45 minutes today and then flew back to Washington, ending a negotiating session that the White House said was to complete a Vietnam peace agreement Kissinger and Tho emerged from their secret meeting and posed shaking hands in front of the International Conference Center on Avenue Kleber in sight of the Arc de Triomphe. But they gave no indication whether the cease-fire agreement was now complete or whether further decisions were required from President Nixon or President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam. -It was noted, however, that official U.S. and North Vietnamese photographers were admitted to part of the session. Kissinger flew into Paris late Monday night. By the time he drove to Orly Airport to take off for Washington today he had spent little more than 16 hours in the French capital — much shorter than his previous negotiating visits. He told newsmen waiting as he moved to his plane that he had no statement to make. Nor was there any immediate comment from the other parties to the negotiations. Neither South Vietnam nor the Viet Cong took part in the meeting. It was Kissinger's and Tho's first meeting there, their previous negotiations having been held in suburban villas with each acting as host alternately. Some observers concluded that the move was another indication that agreement was near. There was no official word on whether a date has been set for signature of the agreement. Outgoing Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird hinted to newsmen in Washington Monday night that the text may be initialed Wednesday. Kissinger returned to Paris Monday night and went into immediate conference with Foreign Minister Tran Van Lam of South Vietnam. They met again today before Kissinger's session with Tho. Both Lam and the Viet Cong's foreign minister, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, were excluded from the secret talks between Kissinger and Tho. Reports from Saigon said President Nguyen Van Thieu has approved the agreement in principle but may still have to be consulted on the final wording. Technical experts of the United States and North Viet nam continued until almost midnight Monday night their drafting of the protocols or annexes which will prescribe in detail the operation of the agreement. Their meeting at suburban St. Norn la Breteche lasted more than 13 hours, a record for the almost daily meetings that began soon after President Nixon stopped the bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong on New Year's Eve. It was not known yet whether the experts had finished their work or would resume discussions today concurrently with Kissinger and Tho. The French government prepared the main salon of the conference center for a ceremony to sign or initial the agreement and laid in a stock of champagne. There was no indication from French sources, however, whether a date for this ceremony has been set. WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA FEMIIIT 1-1-4 —DAILY NEWS The Forecast 104th YEAR; NO. 75 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Washington Services, Burial at LBJ Ranch Nation's Final Tribute to Johnson By GARTH JONES Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) The body of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson will be flown to Washington to lie in state in the Capitol rotunda and receive the nation's final tribute. Johnson, whose dreams of a Great Society were dampened by divisions at home over a war in Asia, died Monday of a heart attack at 64. Johnson's coffin will be .carried on a horse-drawn caisson in a procession to Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon. A ceremony will be held in the rotunda. Funeral services will be held Thursday in Washington's National City Christian Church, after which the body will be returned to Texas for burial in the family cemetery of the LBJ Ranch. Before the body of the nations 36th president is flown to Washington, it will lie in state from noon CST today until 8 a.m. Wednesday at the LBJ Library in Austin, Tex. There will be a full honor guard. Johnson was pronounced dead at 5:43 p.m. EST Monday aboard his private plane at San Antonio International Airport. The sudden attack ended a distinguished public career' which saw Johnson rise from simple Texas roots to both houses of Congress, to the powerful post of Senate Democratic leader which earned him the reputation as a masterful politician, to the vice presidency and finally to the presidency after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. . As the first Southerner to hold the presidency since Andrew Johnson, his accomplishments in the domestic fields of civil rights, Social Security, education and housing were highly praised. He was credited with pushing through social programs Democrats had been trying to enact since the New Deal days of Franklin D. Roosevelt. When, Johnson inherited the presidency, he inherited, the war in Indochina. Following his election as chief executive in 1964 by a landslide margin, he greatly expanded the U.S. involvement in Indochina and opposition to the war mounted at home. The war eventually was a major factor in his dramatic announcement in March of 19G8 that he would not seek re-election. On Monday, 51 minutes before he was pronounced dead, Secret Service agents responding to his pleas found Johnson slumped on the bedroom floor of his ranch, in Johnson City, apd began a desperate 85-mile trip by air to Brooke Army Medical Center here in hopes of saving his life. Col. L.R. Hieger, chief of pathology at Brooke, performed an autopsy on Johnson's body late Monday night and listed the official cause of death as coronary thrombosis. Hieger's autopsy showed that the former president had severe coronary artery disease, with complete occlusion — closure — of two of three major arteries to the heart. A third artery was about 60 per cent occluded. ••..••/• The former President """had a history of heart trouble dating to 1955. He suffered what was termed as a major heart attack in April 1972 and was hospitalized with chest pains last July. With him at death were three Secret Service agents, Dr. David J. Abbott of Johnson City, the plane's pilot and the wife of the foreman of the sprawling LBJ ranch, to which he retired after leaving the White House. As Johnson was flown to San Antonio, his wife, Lady Bird, was contacted by radio telephone In a car about a block — JOHNSON Continued on Page 10 Now Is Time For Sculpture Plans Bill to Liberalize w Iowa's Abortion Law Lyndon Baines Johnson DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)-A bill prepared to liberalize Iowa's 115-year-old abortion law and to fit into the concept allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court in a ruling Monday, was introduced in the Iowa Senate Monday afternoon. The bill proposes that abortion be allowed only when performed by licensed physicians Chamber Banquet Monday A presentation of a musical selection from the community production of "Sound of Music", presentation of awards by the Estherville Jaycees to the Outstanding Young Farmer, Outstanding Young Educator, Outstanding Young Religious Leader, and the Distinguished Service Award, and the drawing for ten door prizes will all take place during the annual banquet of the Esther- vllle Chamber of Commerce Monday night. Co-Chalrmen for the event, Jim Hall and Lee Norviel said today that the banquet will get underway at 7:00 p.m. at the V. F. W. Community Hall in Estherville. Tickets may be obtained in advance at the Chamber of Com merce office for $3.00 or may be purchased the night of the banquet at the door for $3.50.' The excerpt from the musical "Sound of Music" has been arranged through co-directors Kenneth Van Der Sloot and Dallas Freeman. There will also be a musical presentation by the Iowa Lake Community College Jazz Orchestra and Madrigal Singers under the directiomMike Day and Van Der Sloot. Special remarks from newly- elected Chamber president Harold Sawyer and retiring president Francis Eveleth will be included on the program. Retiring directors awards and presidents award will be presented by Sawyer and Executive Among Other Things... Vice President Knox will introduce newly - elected Chamber board members. A report on the Chamber's activities during 1972 and planned programs for the year ahead will be made by Knox, along with a report of Chamber finances. Retiring directors this year are Francis Eveleth, Barry Huntsinger, Wally Spence, Dan Poppen, and Bob Graff. New directors are Bob Stall, Jim Valen, Keith Godfrey, Kermit Graber and Bill Harvey. Hold-over directors include Harold Sawyer, Charlotte Ohrtman, Dick Pentland, Dr. Steve Rose, Alan Robinson, Verlyn Vedder, Bill Eaton, and Bruce Barnes. Sawyer is the newly elected Chamber President, and bureau vice-presidents are: Alan Robinson, retail; Charlotte Ohrtman, Ag-Industry; and Bruce Barnes, Civic. Barnes was also elected as Chamber 1st Vice-President. Snow Period Ends , Estherville's 'Snow Removal' period will end as of 6 p.m. today, according to Ed Anderson, superintendent of public works, permitting normal parking procedures to be followed. Anderson also thanked citizens for "helping the city to serve you better." ' Taxes Payable in February Emmet County taxpayers will be able to pay property taxes beginning Feb. I at the office of County Treasurer Lloyd Brunsvold. Taxes, which an usually payable Jan. 1, were delayed this year by tat county not receiving state certification of levies, according to County Audits* MIMiad Danielson. Guilty Plea A NAM OS A, Iowa (AP)-Former Benton County Deputy Treasurer 11a Mae Dulin of Vinton pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of embezzlement Monday in Jones County District Court. She is to be sentenced March 2. Mrs. Dulin was indicted by the Benton County grand jury on charges of embezzling $5,996.07. and osteopaths in licensed hospitals during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Abortions would be allowed after 12 weeks only if the mother's life or health were endangered or if there were substantial medical evidence of fetal deformity or abnormality or if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest. An identical bill was prepared for introduction in the House. The principal sponsors of the Iowa abortion bills in the Senate and House said Monday that the Supreme Court's decision may mean Iowa will have to pass an abortion law to have something on the books. Rep. Philip Hill, R-Des Moines, sponsor of the House bill, said one of his concerns is that if the Supreme Court moved to throw out a law similar to Iowa's then "we have a situation where no law exists." The principal sponsor of the bill in the Senate, Sen. George Milligan, R-Des Moines, said "Regardless of what the Supreme Court did, Iowa is still going to have to be faced with the issue." Senate Republican Leader Clifton Lamborn of Maquoketa said if the Supreme Court 1 struck down the Texas law, "they could probably strike this one down too." Sen. William Plymat, R-Urbandale, said Iowa should quickly pass an abortion bill and insert a residency requirement. Sen. Michael Blouin, D-Dubuque,~who has opposed liberalizing the Iowa abortion law, said his initial reaction was one of sadness. "It's obvious they didn't take into consideration previous rulings and laws that protect the rights of the unborn." Sen. Gene Kennedy, D-Dubuque said his main feeling is, "There is still a court in the minds and hearts of many Iowans" that is higher than the Supreme Court: "That is God." Final plans for the Snow and Ice Sculpture Contest in connection with the 1973 Estherville Winter Sports Festival are being completed, and individuals, neighborhoods, organizations and businesses are urged to complete entry forms as soon as possible. Business firms wishing to enter the Commercial Division of the contest should notify Doug Hall or Harold Reese, co-chairmen, of their intention. Choice of location will be allotcd in the order of registration. While commercial firms may build their entries any place within the city limits, the Library Square has been reserved for commercial entries, and the city has already hauled snow to the park for use by business firms in building their sculptures. Individuals, families, neighborhoods, organizations, and groups within Estherville are urged by Carl Hansen, general chairman of the contest, to complete and return entry forms to the Chamber of Commerce office soon, as the deadline for registering is Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. Entrants may request a specific site within the general environs of Estherville and will be assigned that location on a first- come, first-served basis. A complete set of rules may be obtained at the Chamber of Commerce office. There is no entry fee. Sculptures must be completed by 12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 3, for judging, in order to compete for the $750 prize money awarded in the two categories of individual and group competition. There will be three judges for each category this year, conducted by an independent panel not on the festival committee, and their decisions will be final, Hansen stated. Internal supports for the snow sculptures may be used, according to Hansen, but the entire visible surface must be covered by snow or Ice. Color is options', but will not be considered in the judging. If color is used, it should be maintained for at least the two festival weekends. Entrants are responsible for providing their own materials and for the security of their own sculptures. Entrants were cautioned that sculptures should present no hazard to the casual viewer or passerby. In a hint to inexperienced sculpturers, Hansen said that much of the discomfort experienced in handling and forming slush and ice into sculptures can be eliminated by wearing neoprene gloves over cotton liners. Hansen added that local stores have ordered ample supplies of these gloves. The most popular method of making a snow sculpture, according to Richard Williams, chairman of the Department of Fine Arts at Iowa Lakes Community College, has been the slush me thod, which involves taking snow and a mixture of water when the temperature is 20 degrees or colder, mixing the two together and applying to a previously prepared pile or form. At this temperature the slush will set up like cement almost immediately and is easy to model. The best procedure is to use something like a cement mixing bucket, or perhaps an oil drum cut in half the long way. This facilitates mixing with a hoe, and water can be added with a hose. Since rules of the Winter Sports Festival permit internal . structures, such as wood, but require that the entire visible surface be covered with snow or ice, the sculptor, using the above snow or ice method, will find it easy to make the slush stick to the form. Another method is to start with a large pile of snow and add to that. The slush method has been used for most of the winning sculptures in previous Estherville Winter Sports Festivals. Harnessing Lightning Danny Mitchell, 12, gets help from his father to harness 'Lightning*, their two-year-old Husky, for practice in preparation for the 'Mutt Races'to be held in conjunction with the Sled Dog Races during the second weekend in February. The races are included in the Estherville Winter Sports Festival.