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LeMars Daily Sentinel (Newspaper) - March 5, 1973, Lemars, Iowa Early March thaw on Floyd river at Seney and Le Mars Springtime light mist and brought the Floyd river out oj its banks over the Widest spot in the river was at Seney a jew miles north of Le Aerial photographer Cal who took these photos Sunday reports the Floyd north oj Alton toward Hospers did not appear to have much chance oj unless heavy spring rains would swell the stream jrom its present About a mile north oj West Le Mars there was an ice jam on the West Branch of the Water behind the jam was spread over nearby Looking south from Seney the Floyd its usual springtime Le Mars is at left After the thaw water moves to Le Mars and the Floyd comes up at Merrill and by Cal Mrs. Postma to head drive for county retarded children Mrs. Frank has been appointed chairman of the 1973 membership campaign for the Plymouth county Retarded Children's to be conducted during it was announced today by Mrs. Robert president of the Plymouth county The local membership drive is being held in conjunction with efforts on the part of more than 1.500 member units of the National Assn. for Retarded NARC units across the country are seeking members during this month to aid the continuing programs of mental retardation education and In accepting the appointment as membership Mrs. Postma a big job to be done in our and in our There are over six million mentally retarded children and adults in America - an estimated 3 percent of our 100,000 and 200.000 babies are bom every mentally in our community we sponsor the Plymouth county work activity center and a summer recreational program for Chamber consort service is public Ash Wednesday The Le Mars community is invited to an Ash Wednesday service March 7 at 7:30 p.m. which will feature a service of worship with chamber music by the Nuova Baroque Chamber consort of Augustana Sioux The which consists of an two harpsichord and soprano soloist travels regularly and performs under a grant from the South Dakota council for The consort will perform music and texts relevant to the Lenten season in conjunction with spoken parts of An offering will be received to defray the expenses of the group and a coffee hour will follow in the church fellowship Artists in the consort Jeff Cindy Pamela Lori Jean Becky and Shirleen Service will be at the Presbyterian United Church of membership we hope many citizens of Plymouth county will gain a better understanding of the needs of our mentally retarded children and Mrs. Postma Membership is open for in all walks of You can be a part of this association by contacting Mrs. Frank Le or any association Dues are a person or a Membership also entitles you to state and national Democratic caucuses are next Monday Biennial Democratic precinct caucuses will be held next March 12, at 8 it was announced today by Jim county Democratic All 18 years of age or over are eligible to Meetings of these caucuses will be held at a place to be designated by a For information the place where a caucus will be call 546-4291, Mr. Waite purpose of these caucuses is to update the Democratic party organization and to elect various precinct as well as to prepare for the 1974 which are coming up sooner than we Mr. Waite those who prefer that residents of Plymouth county receive financial attention from their rather than only ITT and Penn these caucuses are of tremendous Mr. Waite Weekly Lenten services set A series of six Lenten services will begin Ash March 7, at St. John's American Lutheran Arnold Imbrock and Don Services will be each Wednesday at 4:15 and 7:30 focusing on the To Incorporated in the services will be Lenten the passion and relevant filmstrips and The 7:30 service also will include choir The public is lay witness part of Key 73 Plans and preparations are currently underway at Westmar college for a lay witness mission on Key 7.1 Chi Alpha Omega is sponsoring the event which will take place April 6. 7, 8 on the Westmar The lay witness mission is being planned with senior high school and college age youth in Youth from throughout the area are invited to share what Christ has done in their Guest coordinator is Art a student at Oral Roberts university in Okla. Several witnesses from ORU will be in attendance along with witnesses from South Dakota and Le Mars Daily Sentinel Iowa s only completely local daily newspaper 10 Cents Per Copy Le 51031, March 5, 1973 Vol. 101, No. 46 Draft may be over but registration continues though draft calls have young men in Iowa will still have responsibilities under the The selective service local boards will continue to Col. H. J. slate director of selective announced Col. Fleischacker said the selective service act will still require young men to register at age 18 and local draft boards will continue to process some of these young men in order to have a available in the event of a national Col. Fleischacker added this standby role for selective service becomes effective without the requirement of any new legislative action by The state director said the role for selective service would result in a reduced level of operation across the He went on to say the current year's budget for the system on a national basis would be curtailed by as much as M percent in the upcoming fiscal Assuming approval of these funds by a substantial reduction in the number of paid selective service employes will be The total reduction will be from approximately 7.300 employes nationwide to 4.300 reductions must be accomplished nationwide by Dec. 31." Col. the reductions will result in uniformly reduced staffing levels for all Col. Fleischacker said it would be necessary to reduce the number of selective service employes in Iowa from 97 to 62. he pointed out that normal attrition would take care of many of the necessary reductions and every effort would be made to assist those employes of the who face termination to find other federal In anticipation of the Iowa selective service system commenced collocating its local boards some months Presently local board office sites have been reduced to and by Dec. 31 will be reduced to the established goal of 22 Uncompensated registrars have been appointed in the communities of the counties for the convenience of young men who must in order to preclude avoidable travel for groups arc being planned including topics on Christian living and Holy Christian service and Main activities of the weekend will include praying in formal and informal worship Westmar college is the site of the first lay witness mission on any college campus in the nation according to reports from a Key 73 office in Pre-registration is necessary for off-campus participants who plan to All interested should write Loretta Westmar Le Iowa 51031 by April 3. How it wuz Predict thundershowers Light rain Sunday evening amounted to of an inch of cleaning up some sidewalks and streets and others muddier and mist and fog were back Monday morning - the tale of the entire There was some brief sunshine Now a new winter storm is building up in the with the winter sound of 4 inches or more of snow A move toward western Nebraska and Kansas is That storm system may trigger more rain in western Iowa tonight as the cold front light rain or drizzle are expected with high temperatures in the 40s. Outlook for Tuesday is a 50 percent chance for thundershowers and 50-degroe Morning low Monday was 33, with 40 the top At the Admitted Friday at Floyd Valley Mrs. Herman Le Mrs. Anna Le Mrs. Vernon De Le Mrs. Phyllis Le Arlington transferred to St. Vincent's Sioux Admitted Bert Le Clarence Le Mrs. Alma Le Mrs. John Le Carl Le Mary transferred to Band shelter money headed to It appears that money collected over 25 years ago to construct a memorial band shelter will now be turned over to the Floyd Valley hospital campaign According to S. H. trustee of the a survey of many of the older band members indicated the new hospital would be a good place for the money to Involved is approximately a little over starting with some which had been on deposit at the Le Mars Savings bank since 1963. A legal notice is published today in the Daily Sentinel stating that any contributors to this fund who object to giving the money to the hospital campaign will be asked to file a written objection with the Mr. before May 1. Mr. Luken said the original purpose of the fund was to build a band shelter in honor of Plymouth county veterans of all He added a plaque honoring these veterans will be placed in the new The money was raised a fund drive which fell short of the needed amount and then was placed in a savings Interest has accrued to the point where today the fund amounts to just over People continue migration to cities small towns and rural areas of Iowa by Richard Norman Drake university journalism Des Moines - The steady flow of lowans from small towns and farms to urban areas is virtually certain to continue into the according to And in urban experts sec no hall in the movement to the Since 1940 the shift from rural lo urban has been about 5 percent of Iowa's population each 10-ycar census In the decade from 19(U)-70 the migration to city living resulted in a 10.5 increase in Iowa's urban population 1,616.405). From 19.')0-()0 the increase was 16.9 from 1.2.')0.93ii in 1950. Iowa's rural population fell from in 1960 to 1.207.971 in 1970. a drop of 6.7 From 1950-60 it dropped 5.5 from 1,370,135 in 19.50. Dr. H. C. sociology professor at Iowa Slate university in explained what caused the population shifts and why will He said mechanization of farming and the increased cost of managing a have contributed to the from rural and he anticipates no reversal in this trend within the next Studies by the Iowa employment security commission support Dr. Chang's contention that agricultural jobs are The number of employed in agricultural production in Iowa has dropped from 28-1.400 in 191)2 County to remoin on Admitted Mrs. Russell Le Mrs. Earl Le Mrs. Robert Le Roy Henry Le plates says state office Tape cassette taken from parked car Le Mars police report that a tape cassette player was taken from the car of Mark Mertes Sunday night while it was parked at 101 Fifth St. Police are continuing their investigation into the Last Friday the Iowa Department of public safety apparently rescinded a plan lo remove county numbers from car license plates starting in 1975. According to the announcement the 1975 license plates in Plymouth county will have the number 75 in the upper left hand corner of the license plate along with three letters and three The original plan called lor the complete deletion of county numbers from license This proposal set off a wave of opposition including the introduction of a number of bills in the legislature this year requiring that county numbers be Reportedly Iowa will get new license plates in 1974 and then in 1975 the new system will go into effect when three-year plates will be to 185,000 in 1970. And the commission projects even more dramatic drops in agricultural jobs by 1980 - to about 161.000 by 1975 and to about 148.000 by 1980. Dr. Chang said one of the adjustments rural people make when faced by lack of jobs is lo move to urban centers to seek job He movement is mainly by young adults they're married or maybe shortly after they're These are the people who have not been established in the rural occupational So they inove out and find better paying These are maily available in the urban Another adjustment is a lowering of their fertility have been told that higher fertility is found in rural but this is not supported by the said Dr. counties tend lo display fertility than rural Kven though it is only slightly it is enough to as lo take a second look at the Prof. Herbert C. Van chairman of Drake university's social science said the flight lo urban areas is and he stop to it through the 1970s." He repealed the factors mentioned by and added there is an increasing amount of and attached to city life which is attracting rural lo pane 9, 6
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