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January 25, 1973

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mi of !ll3t-ry & e.- '"-.oines, Iowa 30316 WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 8 PAGES TODAY The Forecast CLOUDY FUtlUT l-M 104th YEAR; NO. 77 DAILY NEWS ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Final 6 Goodbye' to Johnson By LEE BYRD Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The coffin of President Lyndon B. Johnson was carried in radiant sunshine today from the halls of his beloved Congress. Four bursts of ruffles and flourishes and a final "Hail to the Chief" from a Coast Guard band signaled the slow, doleful procession down the marble steps and to a motorcade that bore the body to the National City Christian Church. Ladybird Johnson, smiling serenely and with her head held high, walked 15 paces behind the coffin. Behind her were the Johnson daughters, Luci Nugent and Lynda Robb, cousins and close friends. The 36th President's five- ed the state from 1949 until his election as vice president in 1960., Thousands of ordinary Americans, many dressed casually, shuffled past the coffin to say a simple goodbye. year-old grandson, Patrick Lyndon Johnson, 5, raised his hand to his forehead in salute, blinking his eyes in the sun. Nine years ago, another small boy, John-John, flashed a similar salute on the funeral of his father, President John F. Kennedy. Some 2,000 people, bundled up in the cold, stood in total silence on the Capitol grounds and watched as the coffin was placed in a hearse for the half- mile drive to the church. Another few hundred people Form Committees To Aid Minority Install Pacer Check Bob Stevens (left), X-ray technician At Holy Family Hospital and hospital administrator Donald SchmauS (far right) watch John Glaser of the Cardiac Center at Creighton University in Omaha demonstrate the Pacer Check which is now in use at the hospital. The Pacer Check is a device used by doctors to check on the accuracy of the pacemaker rate which is determ­ ined by a battery inside the pacemaker. A pacemaker is an electronic device inserted into a person's body and sends electronic impulses into the heart to help make the heart beat. Glaser referred to the pacemaker as similar to the spark-plug of a car's engine.— Photo by Jim Ferree. Rights at 18 are Shoo-in , DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The majority rights at 18 bill has a 99.9 per cent chance of passing the Iowa Legislature this session, Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu said Thursday. "It's going to go through like a greased pig," the lieutenant governor predicted. A bill to grant complete adult rights and responsibilities to all Iowans at age 18 was approved 7-2 by. the Senate State Government Committee Wednesday and sent to the Senate. Last year's legislature lowered the age of majority from 21 to 19. An attempt to grant full adult rights to 18-year-olds failed when the Senate balked at granting the right to drink alcoholic beverages to 18-year- olds. But Neu says the increased number of moderates elected to the legislature for this session indicates the bill should have little difficulty this year. Most legislators interviewed agreed with Neu. "I voted against it last year because of the drinking issue," said Kenneth D. Scott, D-Thornton, a member of the House last session. "But I've been impressed by the way the young people have been handling it." Sen. Barton Schwieger, R- Waterloo, said he had heard very little opposition to lowering the age of majority rights. "I hope that it isn't passed," said Sen. Norman Rodgers, D- Adel, "but there are indications of a very strong movement to have the age changed. I voted for 18 in the House (last session) but I think we need a chance to see how it works at 19." Only Sens. Eugene Hill, D- Newton, and William Winkelman, R-Lohrville, opposed the measure in committee Wednesday. Winkelman also said he thought the legislature should wait until it sees how well tlie 19-year-old rights work. Hill attempted in committee to amend the bill to grant full rights to 18 except for drinking alcoholic beverages. But he could get only Winkelman to go along with that. "We have much better law enforcement in Iowa now because police are not spending all their time chasing kids to see if they have a case of beer," he said in defending lowering the drinking age. He said 19-year-olds have been responsible in handling alcohol and he thinks 18-year-olds would be too. The bill includes a requirement that the Iowa Law En­ forcement Academy change its minimum entrance requirements to allow 18-year-olds to attend. That requirement was added after Sen. Elizabeth Shaw, R- Davenport, said that currently all minimum entrance requirements are set by the academy. She said the rules committee had previously asked the academy if it would change the rule from 21 to 19 but the academy had refused. Mrs. Shaw said the academy age requirement prevents cities from hiring policemen under the age of 21 because policemen are required to attend the academy. Committees were formed last night at a meeting called by the Black Students Organization of Iowa Lakes Community College to help solve some of the prob«- lems of black students enrolled here. Among the top priorities was the recruiting of more black students including young women so that there could be more social life offered. Volunteering to serve on a recruitment committee were Dan Moore, William Jones and Mike Carran. ,. , Housing, also, is a major concern of black students and Carran and Richard Alexander will work on that committee. Plans are being made for speakers to visit public schools and organizations of the community. On this committee are Mrs. Richard Gucnther, Glen Lohman, Richard Marlon, Jim O'Neal, Merrit Gurley, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Morphew and Mrs. Glenn Story. Observance of Negro History Week is scheduled for early in February and Neal Armstrong volunteered to arrange for speakers to come to the community for that occasion. Transportation is one of the major needs of the students because they lack cars to go out of town for entertainment or to participate in events planned by the Iowa Black Student Alliance of which their group is an affiliate. Sheriff Richard Dahl, Mike Carran, Danny Moore and Marlon Williams comprise a committee to study availability of transportation. Lack of funds, of course, is the biggest problem for the club. Halt GI Vietnam Movements Among Other Things... Beef Weigh-In 4-11 and F. F. A. members are reminded of final beef weigh-in date in Estherville and Rings ted Saturday. All beef projects must be weighed and tagged at the beginning of the project Weighing will run from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Estherville and llormcl's in Rings ted. Special Council Meeting Representatives of Henningson, Durham and Richardson will meet with members of the Estherville City Council in the council chambers at 7:30 p.m. Friday to discuss new sewer treatment facilities for Estherville. The meeting was postponed earlier this week when HD&R representatives were unable to get to Estherville because of weather conditions. Regional Meeting A verbal report on the progress of the 'Regional Comprehensive Plan' will be presented to the Emmet County Regional Planning Commission at its meeting at 7:30 tonight in the Council Chambers of Estherville City Hail. Also on the agenda is discussion of creation of * JtegtyMl Solid Wait* Agency, creation of a Councils of Government, .UH' use of revenue sharing funds for solid waste management on •^regional basis. WASHINGTON (AP) - With a Vietnam cease-fire fast approaching, major participants are hurrying to gird for a complicated peace settlement and the uncertain days that lie ahead. In Washington, the Pentagon issued a stop order late Wednesday on virtually all pending movements of GIs to Vietnam. Only some personnel with special skills will be shipped over to help in U.S. withdrawal, Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird announced. Under the war-ending pact to be signed in Paris Saturday, all U.S. forces are to be pulled out of South Vietnam within 60 days of the internationally supervised cease-fire that will go into effect at 7 p.m. EST Saturday. In Ottawa, Foreign Secretary Mitchell Sharp of Canada, one of four countries slated to help police the cease-fire, said the first contingent of Canada's observer force will be heading for the scene right after the signing. From Hanoi came word that Nguyen Duy Trinh, North Vietnam's foreign minister, is en route to Paris to join his Washington, Saigon and Viet Cong counterparts in Saturday's formal conclusion of the agree­ ment. Secretary of State William P. Rogers plans to leave for the French capital Friday. The fast-moving diplomatic and military moves fit into the intricate scenario set forth Wednesday in a 12-page peace agreement, plus four side accords, made public by Washington and Hanoi. Exhuberation over the prospective wind up of the long war was mixed with caution over whether the settlement will stick in a land where the fighting has been going on for a generation. President Nixon spoke to congressional leaders of "a peace, however fragile, which we have hopes will endure." Negotiator Henry A. Kissinger pledged a major U.S. effort for a permanently peaceful Indochina but cautioned that the success of the agreement rests also "on the spirit in which it is implemented." Joy soared among the families of U.S. prisoners of war. The first batch of American prisoners is due to be airlifted out of Hanoi within 15 days of the peace signing. Henricksen, Andrew To Telephone Board WALLINGFORD — Donaven Henricksen and Loren Andrew were elected to the board of directors of Wallingford Telephone Coop at its annual meeting Saturday. They were elected for three-year terms to replace retiring members, Norman Egeland and Louis Schacherer. John Thomas, president, conducted the meeting which was attended by 60 persons. The financial report was presented and explained by Wally Blinkman, manager, and Don Richard read minutes of the last meeting. Mrs. Carran, Mrs. Bob Gordon, Mrs. Lohman, William Jones and Mark Malone volunteered to plan fund-raising activities. Several suggestions were made in the field of community relations. Plans were put in motion for the black basketball players to conduct clinics for grade school children and basketball skill contests between halves of basketball games. Clinics in track, also, may be held. A speakers bureau is available to any organization'that would like to program talks on such subjects as black culture, black history, and poetry. Richard Alexander, ILCC student, or Mrs. Story will have a list of the speakers. More meetings of the group with the community will be scheduled, and those attending last night expressed a hope that others will become interested. Onassis Ends Son's Struggle ATHENS (AP) - "His brain was destroyed and his features completely disfigured." So Aristotle Onassis told the doctors not to keep his only son alive for a few more days. Alexandros Onassis, 24, died Tuesday of injuries suffered when his new amphibious plane crashed as it was taking off from Athens airport. A battery of surgeons declared him beyond recovery although his heart was beating faintly, but they said he could bo kept alive for three or four days. "We decided it was in vain," the Greek shipping magnate told a news conference Wednesday night. "We weren't killing him. We were were just letting him die. There is no question of mercy killing here." Onassis said even if his son had lived, he would have been "dead as a human being . . . His brain was destroyed and his features completely disfigured. Nothing could be done for him. "We all have a certain life span," the 67-year-old father observed with a sigh. "What we don't know is when this span will end. In the case of this poor boy, fate decided that it would come before his 25th year was completed." Onassis' voice dragged, and it was difficult to hear him. Heavy pouches were under his eyes. Sources close to the family said he had cried all night and had left the house twice to wander about the neighborhood. Onassis also took issue with an official announcement that his son was piloting the 10-seat Italian Piaggio. "I don't give a damn what the officials said," Onassis declared. "The truth is that Donald MacCusker was at the controls with Alexandros sitting by his side. Alexandros was not at the controls as stated. waited there. Through the long night the coffin had lain in the Capitol Rotunda, between the House, where Johnson served a Texas district from 1937 to 1949, and the Senate, where he represent- President Nixon and other national and international leaders were to gather at mldmorn- ing beneath the spires of the National City Christian Church to pay their final respects with song and prayer. Then an Air Force jet would carry the 36th president and his family back to his beloved Texas for an afternoon burial at the family cemetery. Throughout the night, citizens of all walks of life edged patiently into the great Rotunda of the Capitol to spend a brief, silent moment of their own with the man who had dreamed of the Great Society but lived with the nightmare of war. At times the lines outside the Capitol were four abreast, seven blocks long. Johnson's silvery, flag-draped casket had been lain upon the Lincoln catafalque at the Capitol after a Wednesday afternoon procession that began near the other landmark of his power, the White House. Mourners had lined the march route five and ten deep as Johnson was borne in stately military splendor up Constitution Avenue Wednesday. Even greater numbers, perhaps an eventual 30,000 filed somberly past his bier following a brief, solemn ceremony marked by the presence of his old col-, leagues - In the Senate and dozens of other dignitaries. President Nixon, who only — JOHNSON Continued on Page 8 Handbook WASHINGTON (AP) "Hey, big daddy," says a Pentagon pamphlet for returning prisoners of war, "when your young son or daughter comes to you and says, 'Do you dig?' you can say, 'Lay it on me dude, and right on.'" The pamphlet is a dictionary of slang expressions to help POWs— some of whom haven't been home in eight years—understand the language of today's youth. The head of a household, advises the pamphlet, is "big daddy." Being high on either drugs or alcohol is "blasted," while to focus attention on something is to "tune in." "This is a part of the language and the slang being used by the youth of today— your sons and daughters," says the pamphlet. The POWs also can be expected to be unaware that Americans first landed on the moon July 20, 1969; that Richard Nixon was elected in 1968 and re-elected in 1972, or that "U.S. infantry troops entered the South Vietnamese village of Song My (My Lai) in March 1968 and murdered 450 civilians." Summaries such as the latter are included in the pamphlet to bring the prisoners up to date on major events, sports highlights and deaths of prominent individuals since 1965. The pamphlets will be handed out to the POWs as they arrive at Clark Field in the Phillipines, first stop on the way home. A Pentagon spokesman said the news summary is "not mandatory reading" and in "no way intends to manage the news." "Some of these guys are going to be out of touch with current events and recent history and this is just another way to bring them up to date," the spokesman said. Others synopses cover such events as the Kent State shootings, the Sharon Tate murders, the Joe Frazier-Muhammed Ali prizefight, the attempted assassination A at Gov; George Wallace, Marilyn Monroe's death, the 1972 presidential race and, finally, presidential adviser Henry Kissinger's successful negotiations to end the war. First in a Series You and Your. . . School Bond Issue On Feb. 8, you, as voters, will cast your ballots on the school bond for a proposed addition to the Rotunda building. Many of you have questions to which you need answers in order to come to a decision. Fifteen typical queries were put to members of the school board and their responses will appear here in succeeding publications. What basic features would the proposed addition provide? Mrs. Barbara Rohlf: "Included in the proposed addition would be classrooms equivalent to those now in use by the junior high students plus a classroom for business education classes. The homcmaking rooms would be arranged so that a second teacher could be added and the course offered to other than 9th grade students if desired in the future. It will include adequate instrumental and vocal music rooms, an area which is most inadequate at the present time. Also, an industrial arts and drafting room; and the art room will include a much needed storage room for art supplies. "The addition will provide for physical education classes, including a gymnasium, wrestling and swimming areas and locker rooms. "In addition to classrooms, the building would provide guidance and administrative offices. "Modern day education requirements demand not only classroom study, but also education in homemaking, industrial arts, intramural sports, art etc. We no longer place students in a self-contained classroom on a daily regimented schedule. Present facilities just don't lend themselves to a well-rounded education in all areas." Is there really a need for another gymnasium? Wayne Richards; "Yes, to meet our present needs, we desperately need another gymnasium. "Now that we have a girls' basketball program, the demand on our gym is even greater. As you know, ILCC uses our high school gym for practice, competition and physical education. "At the present time, we have the gym at the!high school, a small gym at Maniece which is useh for music and an eating area, an adequate gym at Roosevelt and a very small gym in the Junior High building. This leaves us with three usable gyms, one of which is too small for large group activities. We now schedule nine basketball squads and a wrestling squad, plus physical education in these areas each day," mm*

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