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January 24, 1973

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 1

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Concept Plan Not Approved By CHUCK OSTHEIMER Because of economic costs, the lmpractibllity of disrupting local businesses by building changes and relocations, the high cost of rerouting the major traffic arteries and the desire to avoid built-in rigidity for future downtown redevelopment, the Esther- vine Planning and Zoning Commission voted 'not to recommend' that the Downtown Concept Plan be approved by the council. Commission members also felt that downtown redevelopment could best be accomplished by local businessmen themselves, without intervention from the city. "Store owners can implement programs as groups and use pertinent data from the concept plan," commission members said, "but we feel that the businessmen should decide on a single theme." The commission members also noted that, of the several per sons who had contacted them In the past week, the majority were not in favor of the plan, including some who had earlier expressed approval. It was also noted that the cost of design could run upwards of $2 million before construction could get under way and that several businessmen in the city could be forced out of business when the costs got too high. For the program to get new life, it would require a three- fourths vote of the Estherville City Council, or five voting in favor of the plan. In other action at the Tuesday night meeting, the commission tabled a request for an addition of 17 lots to the Green Acres Village Mobile Home Park until city officials can meet with the developer and his engineer on changes recommended by Steve Woodley, city code enforcement officer. Woodley also noted that some of the changes which he recommended "could possibly, save the developer some money." " a 50316 riMwur I-M WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 12 PAGES TODAY The Forecast DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 76. ESTHERVILLE, IOWA. SI334, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c United States Seeks 'Lasting Peace 9 Expect Laos Cease-Fire WASHINGTON (AP) Washington and Hanoi unveiled today the details of an intricate peace package that limits an impending cease-fire to South Vietnam, but U.S. negotiator Henry Kissinger said he expects a formal cease-fire soon in Laos. Kissinger also forecast an eventual "de facto cease-fire" in Cambodia, a neighboring country drawn into the long Indochina conflict. The 12-page agreement, to be signed Saturday before the Vietnam cease-fire takes effect at 7 p.m. EST that day, does not call for the withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from the South—but it does call for all foreign troops to leave Laos and Cambodia. Expanding on stated terms of the agreement, Kissinger told a White House news conference that U.S. prisoners held in North Vietnam and Laos will be turned over to American medical personnel in Hanoi at two-week intervals while U.S. forces withdraw* from South Vietnam. Kissinger said the United States seeks "a peace that heals," and one that will last. He said the U.S. aim is to move from hostilities to normalization and conciliation with North Vietnam. "...We believe that under conditions of peace we can contribute throughout Indochina to a Editorial OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP>-The Ottumwa Courier Wednesday printed the shortest editorial in its history, reacting to President Nixon's peace announcement, Under a title "Editorial on Peace," the paper said simply: "Thank God." realization of the humane aspirations of all the people of Indochina," he said, "and we will in that spirit perform our traditional role of helping people realize these aspirations in peace." The presidential adviser said the U.S.-Hanoi agreement forbids the use of base areas in Laos and Cambodia to infiltrate Communist troops into South Vietnam. He said it is "our firm expectation that within a short period of time there will be a formal cease-fire in Laos ... leading to the withdrawal of all foreign forces" and ending use of the country, as a corridor for infiltration. President Nixon, claiming all conditions for "peace with honor" have been met, has announced agreement on a Vietnam accord that will end America's longest war on Saturday. In a television-radio address to the nation Tuesday night, Nixon did not specify whether the Washington-Hanoi pact, initialed Tuesday in Paris and due for signing there Saturday, would end the fighting in Laos and Cambodia as well as Vietnam. Nor did he detail the peacekeeping machinery or the formula for settling South Vietnam's political future. These and other questions presumably would be answered, at least in part, with the release today of the text of the agreement and an assortment of associated diplomatic documents. Hailed by South Vietnam's President Nguyen Van Thieu, and announced in bald terms by Hanoi radio, the peace pact as Nixon outlined it calls for: An internationally - supervised cease fire to take effect Emmet Loses Three Three servicemen from Emmet County are among 807 Iowans who have given their lives to the war in Vietnam, according to records of the U.S. Defense Department and Iowa National Guard. From Estherville, were Cpl. David Lyle Mann, U.S. Army, died June, 1969, and Pfc. Dennis Ray Glenn, Marine Corps, died May, 1967; and from Dolliver, Pfc. William Eugene Weber, U.S. Army, died August, 1968. Unofficial figures showed a total of 842 Iowans were killed in Vietnam since American involvement began eight years ago. at 7 p.m. EST Saturday. — Release of all American war prisoners within 60 days thereafter, "the fullest possible accounting" for all missing in action, and—during the same period— withdrawal of all Introduce Lottery Bill to Iowa Senate DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa would become the eighth state to sponsor a lottery under a bill introduced in the Iowa Senate Wednesday by Sen. George Kinley, D-Des Moines. mil- ILCC Board Encourages Student Housing Program Several new instructional programs were given approval Tuesday night at the regular monthly meeting of the board of directors of Iowa Lakes Community College. The board sanctioned further development of a proposed Hotel-Motel Management program and further investigation of Business Administration, Secretarial Management, and Printing and Lithography programs. Charles Ullom, Chairman of the Department of Business, presented information about the first three programs, while Assistant Superintendent Gene Schorzmann spoke to the board about the printing program. In other action a committee to represent the board in faculty salary negotiations was named by President Jack Tatman. John Kibbie was appointed chairman and Allen Wirtz and Edgar Meyer were named to the committee. After discussing machinery bids presented by Marvin Hoskey of the Agriculture Department, the board approved the leasing of farm machinery from International Harvester Company for the Farm Management program. Approved was a resolution to form a non-profit association within the Agriculture Education Department for the purpose of management and operation of the Agriculture Research Laboratory. Also adopted by the board was a resolution encouraging the Iowa Lakes Foundation to proceed with the procurement of mobile housing for Iowa Lakes students. In approving the resolution the board took notice of the fact that an area school may not under Iowa law be financially involved in student housing and, further, that negotiations for existing student housing have reached an impasse. Schorzmann gave a student services report, discussing a Third Party Analysis Program that has been instituted by the college. The new program is designed to supplement the information and guidance presently being given high school seniors of the area by their school counselors and is a comprehensive community effort to help all seniors in their post-high school plans, whether in the area of employment or further training and education. Roy Wiegert, Chairman of the Learning Resources Department, spoke to the board about the functions of his department and of department personnel and their duties. He introduced Dorothy Brandt and Ellen Van Driel, who told briefly of their responsibilities in the Learning Centers at both attendance centers. Board member Kibbie reported on a recent meeting of the Iowa Council of Area School Boardiat Ankeny. "I project the state of Iowa will realize at least $6 million ^ Annually. from the lottery,'.' Kinley. said after introducing the bill. "With a state lottery, we could do something to reduce property taxes without increasing other taxes," he said. Kinley said seven states currently operate state lotteries and "all are making money." He said his proposal is modeled after the Pennsylvania lottery law. "Pennsylvania started its lottery last March 15 and by the end of the year had already grossed $104 million," Kinley said. He noted the Pennsylvania lottery costs about 56 per cent in expenses and "pay out" of prizes, leaving an actual profit of 44 per cent. Kinley's estimate of a $6 million annual lottery profit in Iowa is based on Pennsylvania's population of 12 million and Iowa's population of 3 lion. "I took into account the difference in population and the fact that they are more urbanized than we are," Kinley said. American forces from South Vietnam. Nixon asserted that the arreement, initialed by aide Henry A. Kissinger and Hanoi's Le Due Tho, meets all conditions "that we considered essential for peace with honor." The chief executive, without going into detail, declared: "The people of South Vietnam have been guaranteed the right to determine their own future, without outside interference." All during the decade-long conflict that claimed 350,000 American casualties, this in essence was the major stated goal of U.S. policy. One who stood by that goal to the point of retiring from the presidency as the war gener­ ated increasing homefront dissent was the late Lyndon B. Johnson, whose body was being flown here today to He in state under the Capitol dome. Of his Democratic predecessor, Nixon said: "In his life President Johnson endured the villification of those who sought to portray him as a man of war. But there was nothing he cared about more deeply than achieving a lasting peace in the world . . . No one would have welcomed this peace more than he." Nixon emphasized, In his 11- mlnute address from the White House, that the United States "will continue to recognize the government of the Republic of Vietnam as the sole legitimate government of South Vietnam." Nixon's announcement drew quick response from Capitol Hill. Many members of Congress contended that the same peace terms had been available three months ago. Republicans on both sides of the war debate praised the President. But members of both parties were happy that the end is in sight. Nixon himself, in concluding his discussion of the pact, said: "We must recognize that ending the war is only the first step toward building the peace, All parties must now see to it that this is a peace that lasts, and also a peace that heals, and a peace that not only ends the war in Southeast Asia, but contributes to the prospects of peace in the whole world." 'Sigh of Relief With Cease-Fire Ice Skating Contest For Sports Festival Area boys and girls between the ages of six and 15 are being urged to enter the annual Ice Skating Contest to be held on Sat. Feb. 3 at 9:30 a.m., as a feature of the Estherville Winter Sports Festival. The races will be held at Joe Hoye Park lagoon on north 4th street by the 4th street bridge. which also included a youth dance on Friday, Feb. 2, at the V.F.W. Club, and an appearance on Saturday evening Feb. 3, by Woody Herman and his "Herd" at the High School Gymnasium. KANSAS CITY (AP) - The national commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Patrick E. Carr of Metairie, La., said Tuesday night the announcement of a Vietnam cease-fire, will cause the people of the world to' "breathe a deep sigh of relief." In a statement released through the V.F.W. national headquarters here, Carr smld: "The Veterans of Foreign Wars has believed from the beginning that our cause in Southeast Asia was just and honorable. From the end of World War II until the present our nation has committed itself to stopping Communist aggression wherever. The fact that we became bogged down in our effort in Southeast Asia is not so much a reflection on our na­ tional cause as it is a reflection on the manner in which we chose to fight the battle. "Throughout the long years of this difficult war there has always been the overriding danger that it could suddenly become a major struggle, between the great powers of the world with all that that implies. I feel certain that this WM tte primary reason that the'United States chose to make a limited but costly effort in Southeast Asia. "Undoubtedly historians and politicians will long argue the merits of our commitment to Southeast Asia, but it is my sincere hope that we will quickly put that debate behind us and move towards solving the great problems that face us here at home." Plan Majestic Farewell For President Johnson WASHINGTON (AP) - Just 100 hours after ushering the 37th President into a new term, the nation's capital offered a mournful and majestic farewell today to the 36th. The body of Lyndon Baines Johnson was to be flown from the LBJ Library in Austin, Tex., for a full-honors procession up Constitution Avenue and one last turn through the doors of Congress. The ceremonial march, to the muffled cadence of drums draped in black and the clatter of the traditional, horse-drawn artillery caisson, was set to be- Among Other Things... Carl Payne Injured Carl Payne, 27, Armstrong, received a laceration on the arm while at work at John Morrell and Co. He was. admitted to Holy Family Hospital Tuesday, where his physician reports he is in good condition. Post Office Closed The Estharvllle Post Office will be closed Thursday in honor of Lyndon B. Johnson's funeral. Mail will not be dispatched by rural or city carriers but will be dispatched to local post office boxes and incoming mall will be handled as usual. gin at 1:30 p.m. President Nixon and a long list of other dignitaries planned to follow the limousine of the Johnson family in the slow- moving cortege. At the Capitol, Johnson's flag-draped coffin was to be borne through the Senate hallway to the Rotunda, then placed upon the Lincoln catafalque—just as eight presidents before him—to receive public mourners throughout the chill winter night. The body will be moved to the National Christian City Church, about two miles away, at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday for a midmorning service at which Johnson will be eulogized by his friend and former assistant, Marvin Watson. With the last creak of leather and final clop of horses on the journey to the Capitol, Johnson was to receive a 21-gun salute— a thunder heard only four days ago, at the same spot, for Nixon's inauguration. A brief memorial service, begun by the U.S. Army Band playing four "Ruffles and Flourishes" and "Hail to the Chief," was to follow. Nixon planned to lay a presidential wreath; Dean Rusk, Johnson's secretary of state, and Rep. J.J. Pickle, his local congressman, were to speak between hymns. The sleek, black gun carriage bearing the late president was to be trailed by the same caparisoned horse, Black Jack, remembered by millions of Americans for his riderless journey in the funeral march for John F. Kennedy. Now graying at 26, Black Jack also carried the reversed cavalry boots and silver saber for Herbert Hoover and Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Stilled bands and marching units from each of the military services and academies were to lead the caisson, with the limousines bearing, in order, the Johnson family, the presidential party, other chiefs of state, the vice president, congressional leaders, the Supreme Court, the diplomatic corps and other government leaders, An entry blank, which may be obtained from the Estherville Chamber of Commerce office, must be submitted not later than 30 minutes prior to the qualifying time, but it is suggested by the contest committee that entry blanks be mailed in advance to P.O. Box 257, Estherville, Iowa. There is no entry fee. Competition will be in five different age categories, with boys and girls competing in separate races in their age groups. Trophies will be awarded tofirst and second place winners and ribbons will be presented to all participants. Starting time for the races will be 9:30 a.m., starting with the youngest age group, followed by other categories as follows: Boys, six and seven; Girls, six and seven; Boys, eight and nine, Girls, eight and nine; Boys, 10 and 11; Girls 10 and 11; Boys 12 and 13; Girls 12 and 13; Boys, 14 and 15; Girls, 14 and 15. The skating contest is being planned and run by the Estherville Noon Kiwanis Club, with Al Conlee as chairman. Other sporting events In the Winter Sports Festival include Snowmobile Races, Hot Air Balloon Races, Ski Championships, and Trapshooting contest. Events will fill both days of the festival, LC To Host Bands Lincoln Central will be host to the western half of the State- Line Conference schools for the annual band festival Jan. 29. Participating bands will present a concert with a select band and a massed band at 7:30 p.m. Guest conductor for the massed band will be Reggie Schive of the Omaha Division of the University of Nebraska. Schive, former director of Alts High School Band, is an accomplished clarinetist and saxophonist. He is first clarinetist with the Karl King Band of Fort Dodge. School bands which will participate are Lincoln Central, Armstrong, Ringsted, Swea City, Burt and Sentral-Fenton. Winter Wonder Although snow is typical of Midwest winters. Mother Nature still has ways of protecting plant and animal life, such as above whan snowdrifts around an evergreen tree on the east city Units of Estherville. The diihVMt only protects the tree from winter but also offers shelter for wild- ltf..-Pt»tobyCnucfca*|^ r

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