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0 J. »'23, Iowa 50316 Peace Services Saturday Bells will toll, Hags will be flown and many Americans will attend special religious services Saturday as the nation takes note of the official beginning of the Vietnam cease-fire. In Estherville a service of appreciation and gratitude for the signing of the peace treaty and the termination of hostilities in Vietnam will be sponsored by local patriotic organizations. The service will originate from the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Estherville at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and will be shown over cable television Channel 11. Organizations sponsoring the service are World War I Barracks No. 1869, Commander Lewis Salyers; World War I Barracks Auxiliary, president Mrs. George Kibbie; American Legion Maurice Doyle Post No. 91, Commander Gerald Sloniker; American Legion Auxiliary, President Mrs. Selmer Matre; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3388, Commander James Burt; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Auxiliary No. 3388, President Mrs. Gilbert Burgess. Participants in the telecast will be the Rev. Dick Pearson,' pastor of the United Methodist Church in Estherville and Robert Lee, organist of the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Fred Sawyer, chaplain of the American Legion, invites and urges the residents of Estherville to show their appreciation and gratitude for the truce by tuning in the service. An eternal "flame of Hope" atop a 10-foot concrete pillar will be dedicated at the Albuquerque International Airport in honor of prisoners of war and men missing or killed in Vietnam. Saturday will be a "Special Day of Celebration and Prayer" in Lorain, Ohio, and "Paris Bells for Peace Day" in Paris, Tex., where bells will ring in the truce, which starts at 7 p.m. EST. A parade marking the end of the war is being sponsored in Tell" City, Ind., by the local American Legion post. Offerings at a "Thanksgiving" service in Midland, Mich., will be sent to rebuild Bach Mai hospital in Hanoi. At least 13 radio stations in the Philadelphia area plan to ring bells over the air for 12 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. Crawfordsville, Ind., residents have been asked to fly flags and Euclid, Ohio, residents have been urged to turn their porch lights on at 7 p.m. Firehorns will sound 10 times in Rowley, Mass., and in six southeastern New Hampshire towns nearby. MMMIT I-M WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 8 PAGES TODAY The Forecast SNOW DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 78 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Predict Legislative Adoption Applaud Ray's '73-75 Budget DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Both Republican and Democratic leaders in the Iowa Senate praised Gov. Robert Ray's $1,579 billion budget for the coming 1973-75 biennium. Only an occasional sour note crept into the general acclaim after Ray delivered his budget message to a joint session of the Iowa House and Senate. Most predicted the legislature will adopt virtually all of the governor's budget recommendations, with only minor modifications. "It should be very easy to sell," Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu said following the message. Neu said he was especially pleased with the governor's recommendations on spending federal revenue sharing funds for relief for the low income elderly and "chipping away at the property tax." House Majority Leader Edg a r Holden, R-Davenport, called the budget "very realistic," and Rep. David Stanley, R-Muscatine, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, called it "excellent- good news for the people and the taxpayers." "I like the governor's priorities," Stanley added. "Without raising taxes, he provides for property tax relief, support for education, aid to the elderly needy, vocational education and conservation." Senate Minority Leader James Schaben, D-Dunlap, was enthusiastic about the. proposal. "Let's adopt it," he said. Schaben said Ray would have no problems with Democrats on his budget. He called the governor's economic growth estimate "more realistic than in the past." The only area Schaben said he could fault the proposal was in failing to grant relief for low-income elderly persons who rent instead of owning their homes. Senate Ways and Means Chairman Roger Shaff, R-Camanche, had the same comment to make about providing relief for elderly renters. But Shaff said he "especially liked" Ray's priorities. The Senate Ways and Means chairman said he would like to carry Ray's proposal to eliminate the personal property tax on livestock one step further. Shaff said his committee will work toward retiring inventory taxes in other businesses. The House Democratic Leader, Rep. Dale Cochran of Eagle Grove, said the budget proposals "go at least some of the way to meeting many of' our state needs." He said Ray has adopted many proposals Democrats have been advocating for years and added: "My only criticism Is that he's late. If he had pushed his proposals when we first made them, the lot of our elderly and low-incomes people and our property tax payers would have been eased years •Cochran"predicted, however^ To Perform Sunday Nixon Promises Cut In Executive Staff Lawrence Milk and his Lemqn sisters rehearse for a number they will perform in the Estherville High School winter band concert Sunday beginning at 3:00 in the Estherville gym. The band, under the direction of Ben Haigh, will perform numbers ranging from Bach's Prelude to Fuge in D Minor to a medley of songs by Sonny and Cher. Lawrence MUk is played by Scott Sunde and the Lemon sisters are (left to right) Bruce Brown, Scott Rohlf and John Lundy. There is no admission charge.— Photo by Jim Ferree. Mother Continues Navy Career LEMOORE NAVAL AIR STATION, Calif. (AP) - Six months ago Kathleen Jensen decided to do something about changing Navy policy and went right to the top. She wrote a letter to Navy Chief of Staff Adm. Elmo Zum- wait and now she's become one of the first women to be allowed to re-enlist in the Navy after becoming a mother. An aviation administration apprentice, Mrs. Jensen now is awaiting orders to attend aviation maintenance school after which she will keep logs and records of aircraft and work in the technical library. Airman Jensen, 24, and her husband, Greg, 25, an aviation mechanic, met at Memphis Naval Air Station in 1966 and were married soon after. She became pregnant and her Navy career came to an end. Things went along smoothly and Greg was discharged in 1969. However, he found civil­ ian life unchallenging and reenlisted last year. This turn of events set the wheels spinning in Kathleen's head. If the Navy now allows women on ships, why couldn't they let women with children serve on active duty, she thought. Not wasting any time, she sat down and wrote a letter to Zum wait. A week later the phone rang and the Bureau of Navy Personnel told her that she would be part of a pilot program to establish the feasibility of women with children serving in the Navy. By last November she was back in uniform and about to drop a big bomb on her unknowing husband, who was on duty at sea. "Greg didn't even know I was back on active duty. I sent him papers to sign but he still Second Fire at Marshall MARSHALL, Minn. (AP)The second Main Street fire in two days destroyed the Big Curb Service Restaurant in Marshall Friday. The blaze of unknown cause broke out about 7 a.m. There was nobody in the restaurant at the time and apartments up­ stairs in the building were not occupied. There was no damage estimate. Fire Thursday did heavy damage to the Marshall Messenger newspaper building. But the semi-weekly Messenger, using facilities of another newspaper, got out its usual Friday edition. didn't believe they would ever let me back in. I had nagged and complained so much he finally said, 'Go ahead and try if you really want to, but if they turn you down, I don't want to hear another word,'" Kathleen said. "Everything happened so quickly that I didn't have time to write him and tell him I was back in the Navy. The day his ship pulled in I was in such a hurry to check out, pick up the kids and meet him, I just went in uniform. At first he was shocked — he was looking for me, not a Wave," she said. The couple has two children, Mark, 5, and Michael, 2. How strong is this urge bo make the Navy a career? Airman Jensen says her and Greg's enlistments are up next year and they both plan to reenlist. "He better re-enlist after I went through all this," she said. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon, who las promised to make the White House staff an example for economy in government, is submitting to Congress today a reorganization plan that would pare down his executive office but, apparently, have no effect on the White House staff. Indications are that the Office of Emergency Planning, unless either house of Congress exercises veto powers within CO days, will become a part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. OEP, as it has been known, hires more than 200 people and Need More Housing Estherville earned a reputation as a "great hospitality town" during the 1972 Winter Festival when over 100 college skiers were housed during the weekend by local residents. About 150 college students will arrive next Friday and are hoping to find recreation rooms where groups can unroll their sleeping bags. The skiers will be driving from Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota as well as the Iowa Colleges. Anyone wishing to house some students may contact the Chamber of Commerce office, 362-3541 or Mrs. John Powers, 362-2317. Holger Peterson, Executive Director of the Midwest Ski Association expects more teams this year and stated recently that the students who came last year are still talking about the great time they had in Estherville. The Governors' Cup winners were from Grand Rapids, Michigan and will return to defend their title. Neu Battles Ladybug in School By LYNNE THOMAS Associated Press Writer DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu had a difficult time trying to convince a group of second and third graders here Thursday that the ladybug shouldn't be named the official state bug. "We know you have lots of things you have to do that are Important, but we think it framing the ladybug) is important," quipped one youngster at Samuelson elementary school. , "I don't want to be discouraging, but in the case of the ladybug I'll tell you why some legislators are against it." said Neu as several students covered his suit and shoes with "Ladybug for State Bug" stickers. Neu was informed that Iowa could be the second state in the nation to have a state bug. Florida has named the praying mantis as its bug. The students had done their homework. They said California is also considering designating the ladybug as a state bug and, "We think we should have it before California." The youngsters presented Neu with their case: "It eats harmful insects," "We won't have to spray anymore," "Its ambitions," and one little girl added, "They're clean and I don't mind having them crawl on me." Neu failed to get his point across, as he was asked, "Is it true the press made a slight error when it said you were against making the ladybug the state bug?" The lieutenant governor, looking a bit out of place seated on a chair designed for a 7-year- old, once again explained that he is opposed to the legislature spending time on the bill. "If we bring it out and debate it, I'm afraid the legislature will be ridiculed and was­ ting time," said Neu. "When we made the geode the State Rock and later found out it isn't even a rock, everyone said, 'What a silly thing for the legislature to do.' Every- tlme we do this people say we're wasting time and the taxpayers' money," Neu patiently explained. But Neu wasn't making much progress. "Do you support us?" Neu glanced at the ceiling, took a deep breath and said, "No, that's my point." But Neu did offer them some encouragement. "I'm sure you understand government better that "the legislature's big problem is going to be getting the governor's program out of the House Appropriations Committee." House Appropriations Chairman Charles Grassley, R-New Hartford, disagreed, however. He called Ray's budget suggestions "very responsible— much more responsible than I had anticipated." He said he considered the "focal point" of this responsibility "the $25 million working balance built' into the budget. I've waited six years to see this take place." Senate Majority Leader Clifton Lamborn, R-Maquoketa, predicted the budget message would be received enthusiastically by the citizens of Iowa. Ray "is funding education properly and meeting other state needs without a major tax increase," Lamborn said. "Living within our means should be applauded by everyone." Rep. Arthur Small, D-Iowa City, assistant Democratic leader in the House, said he was favorably impressed with Ray's program of property tax relief for elderly home owners. But Small warned Ray's projected $25 million balance at the end of the 1973-75 biennium could vanish if the legislature allows sales tax money to go back to the road use tax fund from which it has been diverted for four years. Voters Now Passing More School Bonds its consignment to other precincts presumably would help Nixon meet his stated objective of making the deepest personnel cuts close to home. Although not directly a subject of Nixon's first reorganization message of the year, the National Aeronautics and Space Council, with a budget approaching half a billion dollars and created while the President served as vice president, also seems doomed for extinction as a separate entity. This is not to be confused with NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Although Iowa voters have tended to reject more school bond issues than they pass in recent years, the trend seems to have reversed itself so far this fiscal year, says the State Department of Public Instruction. Leonard Gustafson, school building consultant for the department, said of the 30 bond issues that have been submitted to voters since last July 1, 19 have passed and 11 failed. The state law. requires a majority of GO per cent to pass such bond issues. But Gustafson said his figures indicate that if only a simple majority vote were required, six more of the bond issues would have passed in that time period. He said his statistics are based on a voluntary survey of school districts and on news accounts of bond issues. Going back to fiscal 1971, which ended June 30, 1971, Gustafson said 47 bond issues were submitted to voters; 14 passed and 33 failed for 29.78 per cent passage. He said 14 more would have passed if the required majority were 50 per cent. For calendar year 1971, 49 issues were submitted to voters, with 17 passing and 42 failing, for a passage rate of 34.9 per cent. H only a simple majority vote were required, 13 other issues would have paB &ed. m fiscal year 1972, 67 Issues were submitted; 27 passed and 40 were rejected—for 40.3 per cent passage. Under a simple majority requirement, another 21 would have passed. And in the calendar year 1972, he said, of the 70 bond issues which went to the voters, 35 were passed and 35 were rejected. But 21 more would have passed under the simple majority requirement. now. I think you have learned a lesson whether this does or doesn't become law." He then requested their help in Gov. Robert Ray's efforts to turn abandoned railroad lines into bicycle and walking paths. The third grade students started the ladybug campaign last May by sending letters to the governor about the importance of the ladybug. This year's second graders took over the effort with renewed energy after November's general election. The idea originally stemmed from a Weekly Reader article. Second 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 appear here. What changes have been made in this proposal compared to the proposal voted last spring? Dr. Richard P. Bose: "Additional floor space has been gained by enclosing what was to have been an open court. "An additional ness subjects. classroom has been added for busi- "The food service area has been decreased in size, to use as a sewing area, with preparation being left in the present junior high building which will call for some remodeling there. "A separate wrestling area was added along with spectator space for the pool and physical education area. "Further consultation with the architect has revealed that the pool can be increased from 6 to 8 lanes and fit the space allotted for this facility. This increased size was recommended by interested persons at a previous informational meeting. Our pool would then be somewhat larger than that at Sherburn, yet smaller than the Fairmont pool. "In consulting with districts having pools, we have been advised that the pool proposed in this bond issue is very adequate to meet the needs of this school district, and of the community." What sources have the board consulted on needs for additional school facilities? Dr. R. N. Lepird: "For the past few years, five, I believe to be exact, the Board of Education has had several third party studies and analyses done of the present facilities. They are as follows: The Iowa State Department of Public Instruction, Drake University Research Service and the North Central Association Facility Evaluators, as well as Spitznagel Architects, Engineers, and Planners. All of these evaluations were done with onaite study teams. The board has also consulted with community leaders by holding public hearings and by consulting with local and area building contractors."

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