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January 29, 1973

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•°»* 50316 WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA riMMUT l-S-4 -DAILY NEWS The Forecast WARMER 104th YEAR; NO. 79 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Not Listed as POWs U.S. Still Missing 1,300 Men WASHINGTON (AP) - It will take many years, if ever, to solve the riddle of what has happened to more than 1,300 American fighting men missing In Southeast Asia, Pentagon officials predict. American representatives will go over the list of unaccounted-for U.S. servicemen with North Vietnamese and Viet Cong authorities, name by name, seeking information on their whereabouts. The Vietnam peace agreement, signed in Paris last Saturday commits all parties to cooperate in locating missing men and graves. But the language in the various documents is general and the provisions for carrying out such responsibilities are sketchy. It is clear that much will depend on the willingness of the North Vietnamese to permit search teams on their soil, Pentagon officials say they cannot tell how far Hanoi's cooperation will extend. High hopes that many of the 1,300-plus missing men would turn out to be enemy prisoners were shattered over the weekend when the North Vietnamese reported they and their Vict Cong allies held 555 Americans captive. Under the cease-fire agreement, prisoners arc to be returned within 60 days. U.S. military men and civilian officials long have acknowledged privately that perhaps most of the missing were dead because American airplanes and their crews were seen going Nixon Cuts Slow Senate down in the deep jungle, often far removed from roads and villages. The Vietnam peace agreement stipulates that all the parties— U.S., North Vietnamese, Viet Cong and South Vietnamese- shall exchange complete lists of captured military and civilian personnel on the day of the signing. But Pentagon spokesman Jerry W. Friedheim confirmed that the Communists provided no list covering Americans captured in Laos. Only six Americans have been listed by the Pentagon as captured in Laos, but another 311 were carried as missing and Friedheim said, "We have reason to believe there are more U.S. POWs in Laos." Ho avoided numbers, but military sources said they feel that as many as 65 to 70 American airmen may be held captive in Laos. Cleanup Continues Members of the Iowa National Guard located in Estherville pitched in to aid in the clean-up operations of the former Estherville Auto Salvage grounds Saturday with both manpower and trucks. Jack Platter also donated a caterpiller for use in the Saturday operation. Bob Knox, executive vice- president of the Estherville Chamber of Commerce noted that, through crushing operations in Estherville, approximately 1,200 to 1,300 cars have been disposed of. Knox also said that "I would like to personally express my thanks to the National Guard for their work in cleaning up and disposing of the mess left from crushing the cars, the city of Estherville along with City Superintendent Ed Anderson, Code Enforcement Officer Steve Woodley and the City Council tor providing space for dumping the rubbish, Jack Platter for use of his caterpiller during the operation." Knox also said that the clean-up operation was a cooperative effort with the owners of the Estherville Area Salvage. Acquit Six 1H Dealers NEVADA, Iowa, (AP)-Six International Harvester dealers and companies have been acquitted in Story County District Court here on charges of price fixing. In addition, the district court jury Saturday reported that it was deadlocked on charges against another nine International Harvester firms. According to Asst. Atty. Gen. Bennett Cullison, Jr., charges were dismissed against one defendant by Judge Paul Hellwege. Cullison said the dealers and companies acquitted were: Kenneth Brannion of Brooklyn; Glen Jeffries Jr. of Waterloo; Jeffries Implement Co. of Waterloo; Art Talbot of Manning; Manning Equipment Co. of Manning; and Fred Murphy of Fredericksburg. Judge Hellwege dismissed the charges against Robert Boost of Earlham, Cullison said, because the prosecution hadn't linked Bobst to an implement company when the state closed its case. Cullison said the remaining nine defendants will be tried again in June with some 25 other International Harvester dealers and firms. The firms are accused of using phony price books to boost the prices of International Harvester parts above suggested retail prices. Cullison said the jury failed to reach a verdict on these nine defendants: Oelwein Implement Co.; Michael Bobst of Earlham; Roger Harvey of Adel; Milton Andrews of Oelwein; Jensvold, Inc. of Buffalo Center; George Jensvold of Buffalo Center; Edwin Eisele of Fredericksburg; Melvin Ihle of Nevada; and lhle Implement Co. of Nevada. Ten dealers tried in the first court action were found guilty of the charges last September, while another 34 pleaded guilty in November and were fined $500 each. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon's announced intention to cut sharply into several domestic programs appears certain to delay Senate consideration of the nomination of Casper W. Weinberger to be secretary of health, education and welfare. Democratic senators holding up the Weinberger nomination want to question him first about specifics of the cutbacks in the new budget Nixon sent to Capitol Hill today. The Senate was scheduled to vote this afternoon on the nomination of Elliot L. Richardson, the outgoing HEW secretary, as the new secretary of defense today. He was expected to win confirmation. That still leaves three of the six new Nixon Cabinet members awaiting Senate approval. One, Labor Secretary-designate Peter Brennan, is scheduled to be approved today by the Labor and Public Welfare Committee and his nomination could clear the full Senate later in the week, Hut Democratic Leader Mike Among Other Things... Hughes Attacks Nixon On Rights of Congress Pack 21 Meeting Cub Scout Pack 21, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, will hold a pack meeting at 7.-30 p.m. Tuesday at the V.F.W. Hall in Estherville. To Discuss Water Representatives of Kirkham-Michael will meet with the Estherville City Council at 7:30 tonight for a presentation and discussion of all reports and designs related to the proposed treated water rate study for the city. Ruthven Man Charged Estherville police have filed charges of public intoxication and carrying two assembled loaded guns against Arthur Bruce Sampson of Ruthven. Sampson was arrested by Estherville police in his pickup in Estherville about 2 a.m. Sunday. He was released on his own recognizance and will appear in justice of the peace court on Friday. Adult Classes Interested persons still can register in ABC Stenoscript Shorthand and Brushup Typing, according to Harley Gesiriech, supervisor of adult education. Those wishing to attend can register by attending the classes. Gesiriech also noted that a Snowmobile Maintenance and Safety Course is also scheduled to begin Tuesday in the high school shop, providing enough students attend. Answer Two Fires Estherville's Volunteer Fire Department was called to John Morrell and Company Friday morning and to the residence of Orville Budach early Sunday. The call to the Budach residence was to extinguish a wiring fire where Fire Chief Cliff Rauhauser said damage was to the exterior of the house and smoke damage. Rauhauser al­ io noted that the Morrell fire was extinguished before the fire de- •ftitaaesi arrived and had started from thawing out a drain. DES MOINES, IOWA (AP) President Nixon has done more to usurp the rights of the Congress than any other American president, says Sen. Harold Hughes, D-Iowa, He warned here Sunday that unless Nixon reverses the trend "our only recourse will be to impeach him." Hughes spoke to some 1,000 persons attending a forum on the National Constitutional Crises. He said Nixon and his Cabinet have so totally ignored Congress' decision-making role that "it is as if he had been elected King and was wearing a crown on his head." Hughes said the Nixon Administration continued the war in Vietnam without the advice or consent of Congress. "Never before in our history has a Cabinet member refused to show up to testify before the appropriate committee of Congress. Secretary of State William Rogers refused to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He should be cited for contempt of Congress." The forum was sponsored by a number of Iowa church groups and peace organ­ izations. Also speaking were Sen. Dick Clark, D-Iowa, Iowa Republican Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu, and former Iowa Republican Congressman Fred Schwengel. Clark said the President has a disdain of Congress and called it "the single most important crises facing America today. Mansfield said Saturday he doesn't know if any action will come this week on the nominations of James Lynn as secretary of housing and urban development and Weinberger. He said he hopes to win Senate approval this week of a bill requiring Nixon to submit to the Senate for confirmation the top two officials in the Office of Management and Budget, Roy Ash and Fredrick Malek. And Mansfield disclosed he has written all committee chairmen to ask prompt action on measures vetoed by Nixon after congressional adjournment last October, and on other priority proposals as well. Both Lynn and Weinberger are among those given dual roles as agency heads and presidential advisers, Any congressional effort to quiz them on the budget cuts could bring an early test of fears by some senators tliat executive privilege may be used to shield them from full consultation with Congress. Mansfield said it is doubtful that the Senate will complete action on the Nixon Cabinet by the time it recesses for a few days Feb. 8 for the annual Republican Lincoln Day speeches. He said "holds" on the nominations placed by unnamed senators would be honored "for a reasonable length of time." An aide said that Weinberger is the most likely candidate for a delay because so many of the cuts being objected to affect his department. Although it gets the budget today, Congress won't get the specifics on federal funds impounded by Nixon until Feb. 10. Senate hearings open Tuesday on a bill by Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., D-N.C, to curb the impounding practice. Friedheim told reporters "we do expect to receive a list" of American POWs in Laos from the North Vietnamese, but he did not say on what he based his belief. The Pentagon's top spokesman said that, in hunting for evidence of the location of additional Americans in Indochina, the United States will work through the temporary joint military commission of the warring parties being set up in Saigon, and through diplomatic channels.' Friedheim said late last week that during the 60-day period for prisoner exchange some U.S. military men will be shifted from Vietnam to Nakhon Phnom, a base in Thailand close to the border of Laos. City Asks Industry Guarantee By CHUCK OSTHEIMER Members of the Estherville City Council, meeting in special session Friday night, asked Estherville industry to attempt to sign contracts within 10 days if possible to load specifications and length of use of the city's new sewer treatment facilities so design work could begin. At the same time, the council voted to have Henningson, Durham and Richardson of Omaha proceed with the final design as soon as the agreements were reached with the city's three wet process industries and financing for the early stages of the work could be arranged. HD&R representatives attend 1 - ing the Friday meeting were Paul Bolton and Lee Cronister. Representatives from John Morrell and Company at the meeting were Chet Plerson and Larry Lively while Dick Downs and John Carlson represented Wadco Foods, Inc. The council will also ask the Environmental Pollution Agency in Kansas City for an extension of time for letting contracts for the design in order to give HD&R more time to design the new facilities. Cronister told the council tliat the "industrial load for the expected life of the plant must be guaranteed "before his company can proceed with a proper design. He also informed the council tliat the project was to be under contract by June 11, 1973, which would give his company only two months to design the facilities. Therefore, HD&R set up a schedule which the company felt was still tight but which they could meet and suggested the city ask for the extension when accepting the grant. The costs of the plant, however, also call for John Morrell and Company, Wadco Foods, Inc. and Land-O-Lakes to pay for their share of use of the plant from the 25 per cent of the city's cost of the facilities. Bolton also told the Council that HD&R would be asking for percentages of their fee of $228,300 as the design progresses, and the first payment should be due approximately two to three months after the city reaches agreement with industry. Hultman Wants New Trial In Lieu of Jury Verdict Dakota Plane Crash Claims Two Iowans MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) Two lowans were killed in a light plane crash near here over the weekend. The victims were identified as Dale Minteer, 37, an Eldora area farmer, and his father, Wilson Minteer, of Steamboat Rock. Authorities said the plane crashed about eight miles west and a half-mile south of Mitchell on a flight from Winner, S.D., to Eldora. It had departed at 6 p.m. Friday. Representatives of the Civil Air Patrol and Federal Avia- 11 o n Administration had searched for the plane, which was found shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday after it was spotted by a motorist who noticed the plane's tail in a cornfield just off Interstate 90. A dense fog had covered the area overnight, and authorities didn't speculate on the time of the crash. The plane, a piper Cherokee, was owned by the Eldora Flying Club and Dale Minteer was listed as the pilot. SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP)U.S. Dist. Atty. Evan Hultman says he will press immediately for a retrial of three young men charged in the July shooting death of a U.S. deputy mar- shall in Cedar Rapids. Hultman's statement came after a U.S. District Court jury told Judge Richard Robinson at 3:30 p.m. Sunday that it was unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Accused are Joseph Lee Love, 21, and Aaron Doolin, 21, both of Cedar Rapids, and Bruce Stark, 22, Rock Island, 01. The three have been in custody in lieu of bond in the Woodbury County jail here during the court action. They are charged in the slaying of U.S. Deputy Marshall Dick McKlnney In Cedar Rap­ ids. The trial was moved here on a change of venue. Judge Robinson had told the jurors they should decide if the three were innocent, or guilty of first or second degree murder. The case went to the jury late Friday. After failing to reach a unanimous decision Friday night and Saturday, the jurors reconvened at 9 a.m. Sunday. At noon they told Judge Robinson they thought a verdict would be forthcoming, but some three hours later they said a unanimous decision couldn't be reached. Also charged in the slaying are Denise Morgan, 18, Cedar Rapids, who is to be tried separately, and Harry Reece, 25, Chicago, who remains at large and is sought by authorities.) Third in a Series You and Your. . . School Bond Issue On Feb. 8, you, as voters, will east 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 responsos appear here. Do you believe swimming instruction in the schools is important? Dr. Richard P. Bose: "I feel the addition of swimming instruction to the school curriculum would be a very important contribution to our children's education. "Swimming is an excellent exercise fur people of all ages, and is actually used as therapy in crippled children's hospitals. "More important, by teaching swimming to young children, at the fourth grade level or possibly even earlier, in the physical education classes, all children would be exposed, and most if not all would learn to swim well enough to save their own lives in caso of emergency. Each summer we are more aware of the drownings of children and adults, as more leisure time becomes available, and more interest is shown in boating, water skiing and other water activities. Certainly a requirement that children learn to swim in schools could save many lives in the future. "The great need is for those who do not now know how to swim or have any interest in swimming. Those who already know how to swim and would belong to swim teams and participate in organized meets, etc., would be a secondary feature. "The need is here. In fact in 1954, a citizens' committee of Esthervillo parents and community members recommended construction of an enclosed swimming facility, so the idea is not now." What sources has the board interviewed or visited in research on building methods and materials? James Currell: "Few peoplo realize the time and effort that has been spent in researching this building project. The Board of Education and other school personnel have visited many schools and consulted with numerous architects, contractors and suppliers concerning the latest trends In school construction and materials. I would guess that nearly every type of material and design has been investigated to some degree. However, since we aro not architects or engineers we have had to rely on professional advice in many instances. We want to build a structure which is compatible in design and function to the existing Rotunda building."

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