Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on February 2, 1973 · Page 1
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Friday, February 2, 1973
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HUSKY WINTIR SPORTS CAPITAL OF IOWA ^"316 8 PACES TODAY Forecast WARMER DAILY NEWS 104th YEAR; NO. 83 ESTHERVILLE, IOWA. 51334. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 2. 1973 WEEK, 60c; COPY, 15c Ten Captives Acknowledged Laos POW List Disappoints U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials, unwilling to accept North Vietnam's latest prisoner list as final, are pressing Communist diplomats for more names than those of seven American servicemen and three civilians acknowledged as captives in Laos. Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, chief U.S. negotiator of the Vietnam cease-fire agreement and its prisoner provisions, said Thursday night that "it doesn't look to us that it could be complete." "We are querying them" for further information and more names, Kissinger said in a CBS interview. The new lists, provided bela­ tedly Thursday, left unexplained the fate of 308 U.S. servicemen and four civilians who have been carried in American records as either prisoners or missing in Laos. Pentagon and State Department officials expressed shock and disappointment that the lists handed over in Paris five days after the Vietnam cease­ fire agreement was signed were so small. North Vietnam has acknowledged 562 U.S. servicemen and 23 American civilians are in Communist captivity in North Vietnam, South Vietnam and Laos. Beyond this, the North Viet- Dogcatchers Nab Bank Robbers Artists 9 Viewpoint Becky and Bob Short are responsible for the first window painting which highlights the Estherville Winter Sports Festival scheduled to start in Estherville tonight. The painting, in the window of the Estherville Drug Store, shows four of the several events scheduled during the next two weekends. Becky and Bob are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Short of Estherville.— Photo by Steve Timmons. Sculpture Judging Tuesday But Busy Festival Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dogcatchers in . two cities abandoned their regular work to give chase to bank robbers, in each case chasing the men in their radio-equipped trucks. In Milton, Mass., dog officer John Lank was riding in his truck Thursday when he heard a police radio dispatch reporting a robbery in nearby Canton. He spotted the car and gave chase, radioing his location to police. Soon the alleged getaway car had a string of police vehicles on its tail, led by Lank in his dogcatcher's truck. The two men in the car stopped and were hauled out by Lank, who turned them over to arriving police officers. Police said the two were armed with a gun. In Ann Arbor, Mich., dog warden Steve Hill, 20, also overheard a police report of a bank robbery Thursday. Hill spotted the car pulling out of a parking lot and gave chase, radioing his position along the way. jured. Patrol cars soon joined Hill's truck and the suspect car finally came to a halt. It's occupants fled on foot, but were captured by police. Investigators said one of the captured men complained on the way to the police station: "Someone should have given that kid in the truck a traffic citation, the way he drove!" New Stamp For Johnson WASHINGTON (AP) - A postage stamp in memory of Lyndon B. Johnson is scheduled to be issued Aug. 27 — which would have been the late president's 65th birthday. Issuance of the stamp was announced Thursday by Postmaster General E.T. Klassen. A first-day-of-issuance city was not announced, but Klassen said it is likely Austin, Tex., will be named. The Postal Service tradition- namese have reported 55 military men and six civilians died while in prison. For Indochina as a whole, the North Vietnamese lists supplied since last Saturday have failed to shed any light on what has happened to some 1,300 officers and enlisted men and 22 American civilians. One of the three civilians reported prisoner in Thursday's list is a Canadian missionary. Pentagon spokesman Jerry W. Friedheim refused to voice any opinion when asked whether the North Vietnamese and their Pathet Lao allies might be holding back more names because U.S. warplanes are still bombing the Ho Chi Minn trail network and other targets in Laos despite the Vietnam cease-fire. Friedheim said he could not say more than an official Pentagon statement that "the U.S. government will continue its efforts to account for all military personnel who have been carried by the United States as captured and missing." The total of U.S. servicemen identified as prisoners in Laos actually is nine. It has been established that two servicemen whose names appeared on a list of 555 identified by the Hanoi diplomats last Saturday as captured by the North Vietnamese had been imprisoned in Laos. Friedheim did not name the two. Some Air Force veterans of the campaign over Laos have said privately they believe as many as 65 to 70 American fliers may have been captured there in nearly nine years of American bombing strikes. Six Weeks Of Winter Says Phil PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — In tune with tradition and despite heavy overcast and a little rain, famed Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow at 6:45 a.m. today, forecasting six more weeks of winter weather. All went according to schedule as a hardy troop of dis- ciplies climbed Gobblers Knob just outside of town and watched the furry weather oracle, as the legened goes, climb out of his burrow and fulfill his prediction. The legend was born in 1882, the creation of some card-playing men sitting around a keg of beer frying a groundhot in butter. The idea was fanned by a newspaper editor. The groundhog's forecast — a spoof of course — is determined weeks in advance every year by the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. Almost always it is that a shadow-sighting will be made, thus foretelling another six weeks of winter. Meanwhile in Lancaster County, the Quarryville groundhog saw things differently this morning. Robert W. Herr, hibernating governor of the Quarryville Lodge of Slumbering Groundhogs, reported their groundhog did not see his shadow, meaning spring is around the corner. By CHUCK OSTHEIMER Two changes have been made in the Estherville Winter Sports Festival, one resulting from snow falling on Thursday and the other because of warm weather in recent weeks. Judging of the snow sculptures, which was originally scheduled for Saturday and then moved back one week, is now scheduled for Tuesday. The sculptures, according to the festival committee's decision, must be ready for judging at noon Tuesday with the entry deadline set for Monday. The committee felt that persons still wanting to build sculptures would have time to complete them with the aid of the upcoming weekend and the Tuesday date would be of less disadvantage to those who plan to have their sculptures done for this weekend, especially if another seige of warm weather sets in. Bob Knox, executive vice-president of the Estherville Chamber of Commerce, also said that the chamber office would be open tonight from 7:30 to 11 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday. Anyone wishing to enter the sculpturing contest can fill out an application in the chamber office during these hours. The festival committee also reported that tickets to the Woody Herman Concert are still available and are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce office, at the Estherville Drug Store and the Rexall Drug Store. The concert will be held in the Estherville High School gym and start at 8 p.m. Saturday. The festival kicks off tonight with a teen dance to be held at the V.F.W. Hall with music by the 'Rural*. The dance starts at 9 p.m. and is open to junior high through college students. Skiing competition will be held on both Saturday and Sunday at Holiday Mountain with several colleges expected to be on hand in addition to several local skiers. Schools expected to be represented in the college division of competition include defending champions Wisconsin State College of LaCrosse who captured the Women's title and Grand Among Other Things... Snow Period Ends Estherville's 'Snow Removal' period will end as of 6 p.m. today, according to Ed Anderson, Superintendent of public works', permitting normal parking procedures to be followed. Buses Run Late Bad driving conditions this morning caused school buses for' Lincoln Central School to be an hour or more late this morning. School officials reported Highway 9 having bad driving conditions, all of the blacktop roads and some of the country roads were 100 per cent ice covered, aa well as considerable drifting on the side roads. One bus was reported having trouble. , Rapids Junior College of Grand Rapids, Mich., which captured the men's title last year. Other colleges expected to be on hand are two teams from Iowa State University, Northwestern University of Evanston, 01., Marquette University of Milwaukee, Wis., the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Ripon College of Ripon, Wis., Northern Illinois University at Joliet, Stout College at Menomonee, Wis., Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire, the University of Iowa; while South Dakota State, the University of Nebraska and Kansas State may be on hand. Men's and women's college racing will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, girls' Iowa Junior Ski competition starts at 11 a.m. to be followed by the boys' division. On Sunday, at 11 a.m. competition for boys and girls, 3-12, will start with the Iowa Senior Ski Championships to be held at 2:30 p.m. The ice skating competition will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Riverside rink for youngsters from six to 15 years old. Trapshooting will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Izaak Walton League grounds and will be continued at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Also on Saturday, the Estherville Bowling Association will hold a dance at the V.F.W., starting at 9 p.m. with music by the Floyd Warren Orchestra. Snowmobile races will start at 1 p.m. Sunday at the track at Estherville Airport with both stock and modified classes. Registration for the U.S.S.A. sanctioned races will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Sunday. Also Sunday will be a Hot Air Balloon Race, weather permitting, with up to 10 balloons expected to be in Estherville for the competition. The balloons will leave the airport at 3 pjn. Tom Davles, chairman for the races, said that "the balloonist! will do everything in their power to avoid frightening livestock or putting the balloons down where they will damage property." The second change in the two- week schedule is a new location of the Sled Dog Races, originally scheduled to be held on the Des Moines River. The event has now been moved to the Ingham - High Lake area and the lakes will be used for the track. The race committee moved the races when it was felt that the river would not be safe to use because of high water and numerous open areas. The races will still be held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 and 11, starting at 11 a.m. both days. Police said several shots ally issues memorial stamps were fired at Hill, some strik- after the death of a president, ing his truck. He was not in- Johnson died Jan. 22. Des Moines Man Dies In Attempted Robbery DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A robbery suspect was in custody here Friday after another man shot himself to death and a policeman was injured following an $875 loan company robbery, authorities said. Archie Simmons, 21, of Des Moines was found dead of a self-inflicted head wound in a Personal Property Tax DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)The Iowa Senate Ways and Means Committee has voted to appoint a subcommittee to find a way to remove the personal property tax off farm machinery and business inventories. The committee also wants to find out if the state can completely eliminate the tax. Gov. Robert Ray in his budget message suggested that the tax on livestock be eliminated and the personal property tax exemption be raised from $2,700 assessed valuation to $3,000 assessed valuation. Committee Chairman Roger Shaff, a Camanche Republican, Thursday estimated it would cost Iowa $47 million each year to remove the personal property tax. The governor had said earlier that removal of the tax on livestock would cost $8 million. ESPECIALLY FOR THE KIDDIES I Uncle /^Nugentg THIS NEW WEEKLY FEATURE STARTS TODAY! warehouse basement, according to Polk County Medical Examiner Hubert Peterson. Police Sgt. Raymond Joseph Gouldcn, 43, was wounded in the right hip and was in satisfactory condition at a hospital. Police took Charles William Price Jr., 21, of Des Moines into custody on charges of assault with intent to commit murder and robbery with aggravation. The events climaxed a bullet- punctuated chase through downtown Des Moines streets after two men robbed People's Finance Co. Authorities said Patrolman Gail E. Dunn was driving near the store and pursued two men after they left the loan company. Police , said shots were exchanged 'by the occupants of the fleeing car and police in patrol cars that converged on the scene. One man fled into the Collins Co., Inc., warehouse. An em­ ploye, Edward Over dyke, said the man had been wounded in the wrist. Overdkye said he believed the man, Simmons, was being pursued by assailants and showed him the way to the warehouse basement. An exchange of gunfire took place when Simmons hid behind a door and Goulden fired through it. Authorities said apparently more shots were fired after Simmons went into the basement. Dr. Peterson said he believed Simmons used the last cartridge In his .38-caliber revolved to kill himself. Seventh 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 by the Daily News staff to members of the school board and their responses appear here. TO WHAT SOURCES HAS THE BOARD GONE FOR ADVICE ON SPECIAL NEEDS IN SPACE AND EQUIPMENT? Dr. R. N. Lepird: "Probably the best source available on special needs and spaces is the Iowa Department of Public Instruction. They have given us considerable input concerning our special needs. Most of the areas of our program or curriculum have been examined by specialists in their respective fields. We have used the advice that these specialists have given us to the best of our ability within the funds available. Our own teaching staff and administration have also tried to keep abreast of trends, research and methods in instructional programs, through professional development activities which provide immediate information to the school district. Various members of our staff, as well as members of the Board of Education, have attended seminars and conferences to share and gain information about new curriculum and facilities." COULD YOU GUESS HOW MANY MAN HOURS HAVE BEEN SPENT OR HOW MANY MILES HAVE BEEN COVERED BY THE BOARD IN MAKINGTHE RESEARCH? Dr. R. N. Lepird: "It would be difficult to guess the man hours, but I can assure you many, many hours have been spent studying and looking at various types of school facilities. Members of the Board of Education and some of the staff visited facilities in Fargo, N.D.; Waterloo; Sherburn, and Fairmont, as well as Moorhead, Minnesota. Also facilities in Charles City, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids were visited; There may have been other facilities visited, however, the ones mentioned represented a good cross section of design and function." WHAT FEATURES OFTHE PROPOSED ADDITION ARE YOU PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN? Wayne Richards: "Pm interested in the total addition. "We need the classrooms, shop area, office space, music rooms, storage areas, gymnasium and swimming pool. This is a necessary addition and these things should all be included for the good of our children." j u ,

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