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January 31, 1973

Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 1

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0f .71: 3 m m?<> I' Quake Rocks Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) - At least 10 persons were reported killed and 100 others injured In a strong earthquake that rocked Mexico from the central Pacific coast to the capital. The tremors late Tuesday afternoon coincided with the aecond eruption in two days of the Fire Volcano in Colima state, on the Pacific coast. Colima was one of the areas hardest hit by the quake. The government said six of the deaths occurred in the town of Tecoan, Colima, and most of the injuries were reported from the surrouding valley. .Another four persons were killed in Gomez Faris, in Jalisco state near the border with Colima. The government said four buildings were destroyed in the village of Tonila on the Slopes of the volcano. A government communications worker, Pablo Pacheco, witnessed the eruption of the volcano. "We saw it explode and . throw up a pink ball of flames," he reported. It began to vomit rocks and pure smoke." The volcano is 50 miles north of Colima City, the state capital 310 miles west of Mexico City. The Tacubaya Seismology Center in Mexico City reported that the quake registered 7.5 on the Richter scale. °inao. r WINTER SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA 8 PAGES TODAY Forecast -^-y RAIN rtiaiuT i-i4 DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 81 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA, 51334, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Two Injured in Armstrong Fire ARMSTRONG — Fire erupted at Armstrong Rim and Wheel Co. Tuesday afternoon, resulting in injury to two employes and about $50,000 damage to the plant. Roger Guritz and William Mart both received burns. Guritz was taken to an Armstrong physician for emergency treatment and then to Hply Family Hospital where he was treated for second and third degree burns to face, hands and leg. His doctor at Holy Family Hospital reported him in good condition. William Mart was reported burned on the side of the face by Fred "Skip 1 ' Miller, president and general manager of the Rim and Wheel Co. Miller said the fire started as welding was being done in the paint room where Mart and Guritz were helping in repair of the paint conveyor. Fire departments of both Armstrong and Rings ted assisted in extinguishing the blaze which they had under control in about IV2 hours, Miller said. He added that the fire was more or less confined to the paint room because that room is isolated with double sheetrock walls. Firemen were hampered in getting to the fire because smoke prevented them from entering the building. Damage was estimated at$50,000, including extensive smoke damage to the entire building, some machines, electric motors and equipment were burned, the entire paint room was burned and the paint conveyor was 50 per cent destroyed, according to Miller. The plant is a locally owned corporation, he said, and he expected operation can be resumed in about two weeks. Nixon Sees Good Year WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon today predicted a very good year, perhaps a great one, for the American economy and called on Congress and the country to prepare for the end of wage and price controls. Nixon said this means supporting his foremost economic policy, the restraint of federal spending, so that big deficits do not turn "a healthy expansion into a feverish boom followed by a recession." In the second of the major presidential messages to the new Congress, the annual Economic Report, Nixon hammered on the cost-cutting theme as insistently as he did in Monday's bidget message. "We must develop more reliable and responsible attitudes and methods for dealing with the federal budget," he told Congress, "so that it is not perpetually on the margin of an inflationary explosion. "We must prepare for the end of wage and price controls, and be willing to show the same courage in taking them off as was shown in imposing them." The need to moderate a potentially runaway boom was stressed both by Nixon and, in an accompanying 300-page report, by his three-member Council of Economic Advisers. A rise of about 9 per cent in gross national output would be appropriate instead of 1972's 11- per-cent rate, said the council headed by Dr. Herbert Stein. Such an increase, the council said, would reduce the unemployment rate to about 4.5 per cent by the end of 1973. The generally accepted goal for full employment is to reduce joblessness to 4 per cent. The present rate is 5.2 per cent. The advisers said they were not implyying that 4.5 per cent was necessarily the floor to the unemployment rate, but went on: "It does imply a belief that a more rapid expansion of the economy within 1973 would endanger the further reduction of the inflation rate that is desirable, and would do so despite the continuing pricc-and-wage- controls program." Nixon noted that the 1972 increase in national output, one of the largest in 25 years, was achieved despite a decline in military spending and without rising prices. The cost of living went up slightly more than 3 per cent, he said. Kennedy Limousine Heading for Museum $50,000 Blaze After the Armstrong and Ringsted fire departments left, local children examine the damage at Armstrong Rim and Wheel Co, Here, they are looking into the rear of the building in which there was extensive smoke damage as well as burns in the root. "Skip" Miller, president of the company, estimated damages at $50,000 from the fire which occurred about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. He said damages are covered by insurance.—Photo by Marie Powers Elevate 'Budda 9 Harvest time? Nope, it's ILCC instructor Leroy Powers shoveling a pile of snow onto a corn elevator in preparation for the colleges' building of a snow sculpture for the Winter Sports Festival this weekend and the next. Judging for the snow sculptures has been moved back one week because of the unseasonably warm weather Iowa experienced last week.—Photo by Jim Ferree 200 Entries Expected For Snowmobile Races More than 200 entrants are expected to compete in the snowmobile races on Sunday, Feb. 4, as a feature of Estherville's fifth annual Winter Sports Festival. The races, which are sanctioned by the United States Snowmobile Association, will be held at the race track at the Estherville airport. The snowmobile track is one-half mile in length, earthen in construction and snow covered. It conforms to association specifications, according to Al Ringham, general chairman of the event. Registration for the races will be held between 9 and 12 the morning of the races at the airport, with races scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. and running until approximately 5:00 p.m. Bleachers will be constructed for spectators. Competition will be divided into four classes: Stock, Modified, Junior and Women. All entry fees will be returned in 100 per cent pay-back in the form of cash prizes. Trophies will be awarded in the junior division. Ringham expects that, as in past years, entrants will arrive from Illinois, Nebraska, Minne­ sota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and throughout Iowa to participate in the competition. He stated that "tear down" facilities will be provided where vehicles will be checked for compliance with racing regulations. Assisting in the running of the races is the Trail Breakers Snowmobile Club, which will also operate concessions in one of the airport hangars. This is the fifth annual race and the third one that has been sanctioned by the snowmobile association. WASHINGTON (AP) - The limousine in which President John F. Kennedy was assassinated will be retired from government service, probably to a museum, the Secret Service says. The 1961 black Lincoln Continental will be returned soon to the Ford Motor Co., which leases the armor-plated presidential "security limousines," according to Jack Warner of the Secret Service. At least one firm has expressed an interest in selling the historic vehicle, but a Ford spokesman said the auto Workshop To Farm Trends Farmers and their wives will both participate in a Farm Management workshop next week, according to Gene Rullestad, Emmet County extension director. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Shore Room of the Gardston Hotel in Estherville. William Turner, Extension Farm Management Specialist, and Gene Rullestad will discuss: what's happening to Emmet County farm people; trends in Iowa agriculture; the 1973 Farm Program; farm family living costs; and the Health and Safety Act. In the afternoon emphasis will be on developing a cash flow budget. An actual case problem will be used, and estimated income and expenses for the year will be used in developing the cash flow. "Farm wives are encouraged to attend this meeting along with their husbands," Rullestad said. "Many wives take care of the bookkeeping, and as the farm size gets bigger and money requirements for operating the farm business increase, the wife becomes more involved in decision making," he continued. The noon meal will be free, furnished by the Emmet County State Bank and the Iowa Trust & Savings Banks of Estherville. All interested people are encouraged to attend. To make the proper meal arrangements, please notify the Extension office in the courthouse, Harald Petersen at the Iowa Trust & Savings Bank or Frank Lown at the Emmet County State Bank by Tuesday, Feb. 6, that you will be present. "would not be promoted by anybody." The Edison Institute, which operates the Henry Ford Museum in Greenfield Village, Mich., has the first option on the auto, the Ford spokesman said. If the museum turns down the vehicle, which is doubtful, the auto probably will be destroyed, he added. Uussell Kruse of Kruse Classic Auction Co. of Auburn, Ind., the firm that recently sold Adolph Hitler's staff car for $153,000, said the Kennedy auto could bring up to a quarter-million dollars on the auction block. Discuss in Iowa WILLIAM TURNER Jury Favors Defendant In the car-bicycle accident case tried Tuesday, in which Robert and Harvey Williamson were plaintiffs, and John Brcevaart was defendant, the jury found for the defendant. The suit claimed the accident occurred when Robert Williamson, minor son of Harvey Williamson, Estherville, was riding a bicycle which collided with a car operated by John Breevaart, Estherville. Damages of $2,500 to cover hospital and medical expenses were asked by Harvey Williamson and the suit asked damages of $15,000 for Robert Williamson for a broken leg. In finding for the defendant, the damages were denied. The case was heard by a jury under Judge Joseph Hand, Third District Court. Mary Lee Smith Picked by Ray DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Gov. Robert Ray said Wednesday he has recommended Mary Lee Smith, Republican national committee woman from Iowa, as vice chairman of the Republican National Committee. "I believe she would be an outstanding person for that job," Ray said. He said he recommended Mrs. Smith to Republican National Committee Chairman George Bush. Among Other Things... Dog Licenses Dog owners are reminded by Estherville City Clerk Connie Garrison that, after Jan. 31, dog licenses will be increased 50 cents per month. The licenses can be purchased at the Finance Office in the Estherville City Hall. Netherlands Program at Terril Edward Piersma, foreign exchange student from the Netherlands attending Terril High School, will speak to the public on his country and show slides at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. The public is invited to attend and families interested in hosting a foreign exchange student are urged to be present. in a Se nes 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. Why couldn't the present rotunda building be used as is for one Junior High Grade with our remodeling? Mrs. Barbara Rohlf: "The Rotunda Building as it exists does not contain all the different types of spaces needed to meet a modem junior high school program. All grades, individually, require spaces for physical education, instrumental music, and library materials. "The problem of an adequate library becomes very complicated and costly. To divide the collection at the present Junior High building would make two very inadequate library collections. The Senior High Library is not developed for junior high school students. There is neither adequate space requirements nor the requirements for appropriate books and materials for junior high youngsters. It really appears to be impossible to set up two junior high libraries from the one now existing. "The question has also been raised as to meeting these specific program needs at the Senior High School building. The physical education, industrial arts and homemaking facilities would all have to be shared. This was studied and the conclusion was that these spaces are already under heavy demand with the present senior high school program. Therefore, sharing would not be a satisfactory answer. "If the Rotunda Building is to be used as it is, busing would have to be continued to get youngsters back and forth between the present two buildings for these special facilities. Busing of any class is not desirable since it disrupts the continuity of any program. This busing would no longer be necessary if the bond issue passes. It is the job of the board of education to see that all children get a well rounded education. How can we do this without adequate space and equipment?" Could you give a dollars-and-cents figure of what the increase on the tax levy in a year would be for a taxpayer having a $12,000 home? James Currell: "The increased levy would amount to $6.50 per year at the very most. Since Interest rates vary, it is impossible to know the exact amount until the schools bonds are sold. We have used a 2 mill increase figure to retire this bond issue. We feel this is on the high side but we would rather be this way than too low." 3

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