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Spirit Lake Beacon (Newspaper) - August 8, 1974, Spirit Lake, Iowa DEPt OF HISTORY ARCH1 DES JtO I it for NEWS SM if for mort WCTUWS UM ft f or BUSINESS pmt VOLUME 104 NUMBER 32 THREE SECTIONS 24 PAGES OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR SPIRIT LAKE AND DICKINSON COUNTY IOWA Per Copy THURSDAY AUGUST 8 1974 Attendance Great At 4HFFA Show With beef judging still in progress champions were named Tuesday in dairy and swine and most other divisions of the 4HFFA show going on all this week at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds Exhibit entries and at tendance are both considered excellent at the event Its as good as last year commented Extension Agent Jim Yungclasj and last year was the best ever Reattributed attendance in part to the good weather and sunny but also pointed out that more entries brings about more visitors Yungclas said there were 50 market pigs and litters 145 market steers 54 lambs and 40 dairy cattle in the show Chris Hoffman of Lake Park swept the honors in dairy showing the champion and reserve Holstein and then being named the supreme champion over all classes Hoffman also placed second in dairy showmanship Champion Ayrshire was shown by John Boettcher of Spirit Lake Champion and reserve Guernsey honors were won by Beth and Scott Stern berg respectively Both are from Milford Champion Jersey was shown by Greg Mickelson Spirit Lake and reserve honors went to Bill Taylor Milford Beth Sternberg was tops in dairy showmanship Grand Champion market pen of pigs was taken by Ryan Shaw Milford Kipper Graham Lake Park took reserve then won the grand champion in dividual market pig Sterling Graham also of Lake Park showed the reserve Jay Schoning Milford was the champion swine showman and Mark Clifford Milford won reserve honors Here are the ribbon winners in the swine market pen Blue Mike Gillette Charlie Gillett Spencer Barb Myrick Roxanne Bruns Spirit Lake Ryan Shaw Jay Schoning Mark Clifford Randy Heikens Milford Jeri Rush Mark Rush Sterling Graham Kipper Graham Lake Park Jeanie Schuman Milford Red Trent Will John Boettcher Spirit Lake Moorberg Terril Jim Delaney Davfd Rush Bernita Walker Scott Byers Mark Clifford Lake Park Scott Mitchell Milford Roger Ver Mulm Everly PUREBRED PEN Blue Jay Schoning Milford PUREBRED GILT Blue After 91 Years Jay Schoning PUREBRED BOAR Red Jay Schoning MARKET PIG Blue Trent Will Deane Eckard Dana Eckard Barb Myrick Jan Myrick Roxanne Bruns Spirit Lake Brian Moorberg Terril Jay Schoning Ryan Shaw Jeannie Schumann Milford Scott Kramer Shelly Kramer Fostpria Mike Giliette Charlie Gillette Spencer Jim Delaney Jeri Rush Kevin Wunder Mark Clifford Marc Rush Sterling 4HFFA Continued on Page 2 Milwaukee Silently Steals A way Eng 542 run Extra Spencer to Spirit Lake and return to Spencer That simple terse statement ordered the last official run of a Milwaukee engine into Spirit Lake It arrived at pm Friday Aug 2 1974 and left a quarter hour later lugging one lone flatcar that had been marooned next to the depot now the Dickinson County Museum There were no speeches no dignitaries About a half dozen people were on hand to witness the historic passing Probably the highest rank among them was Photographer Ninetyone years earlier the first train on that line had ap peared for the first time in Spirit Lake the spring of 1883 Things were decidedly dif ferent in 1974 than in 1883 In the beginning the steam engmesdid JSmerald Hills Golf Course Nor did the crew watch the hundreds of fine limousines parked at a Holiday Inn These developments and many others appeared as the engine approached Milford chugged through Arnolds Park and Okoboji and eventually into a rapidly growing Spirit Lake But even back in 1883 the Greavt Lakes certainly held much interest and excitement for the train crews and the many passengers they brought into the area for summer fun Last Friday however there were no passengers no cars little interest One lonely engine carrying a crew of four At Spirit Lake the engine snagged the stranded flatcar and rolled south again for the last time Sagging revenues had prompted the railroad to petition for a discontinuance of the line After all the line was constructed for passenger traffic primarily In fact the railroad had much to do with the early development of the Lakes as a resort area At one time two passenger trains daily came into Spirit Lake carrying vacationers The line ended right here The order to discontinue the line had little of the com plication that involved the first construction way back when Many were the early railroad schemes but only two ever materialized The Burlington Cedar Rapids and Northern and its arch rival the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul The Burlington route is now the Rock Island still serving the northern part of the county including Spirit Lake One of the first projects for a railroad through the county was the St Paul Sioux City or Sioux City and St Paul depending on which side of the state line you lived pressing need for rail facilities MILWAUKEE Continued on Page 9 Regatta Is Success Despite Weather It just wasnt the usual West Okoboji weather commented R Aubrey LaFoy And he was putting it mildly LaFoy chairman of the In terlake Regatta was referring to the Friday and Saturday weather that featured exr tremely high northerly winds and all but kept the sailing pff the lake Therewas not all went out However Sundays weather smoothed out nicely and sailing was excellent on the final day of the annual event After a short stint on the water Friday sailors copied their nerves at a buffet served by directors at the John Call home while their young sons and daughters had a shelter house party at Gull Point They then waited all day Saturday and finally hit the lake about in the afternoon On Sunday sailing began a bit after nine with two races back to back Altogether 125 boats entered the regatta 15 from the home lake LaFoy was lavish in his REGATTA Continued on Page 2 ROUGH STUFF It was rugged sailing on Friday and Saturday of the Ititerlake Regatta as seen in this picture shot by an intrepid Scott Pengelly of the Iowa Great Lakes Chamber Sundays sunny weather soothed Okoboji and it was sailors delight KKMING TO LEAN WITH THE WIND Engine puffs wilfc iu Ill loaitappearing as though it in simply catting across the prairie as lush weeds obscure eiM wheels Sagging crossing semaphMw IcNs tke stary aging branch Itfe that cowM no longer live RELAXING AT THE FAIRTheseyoungsters discussed activities in the beef barn on the opening day of the show Monday From the left John Peterson son of Duane Peterson Terril Konnie Krieger daughter of Don Krieger Terril Todd Krieger son of Cliff Krieger Spirit Lake and Brad Thomp son son of Hugh Thompson Spirit Lake Classes for Bikes Riders In Sunday Rally Less than a week remains for participants to prepare themselves for the first All Iowa Bicycle Rally announced Rally Chairman Bruce Perry rrtae rally i which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Iowa Great Lakes wiUjbe run around Big Spirit Lake in the Iowa Great Lakes Region Sunday Aug 11 More than 20 separate categories are planned The participants will be divided into compatible age groups who are using particular types of machines The age groups are 1014 1518 1925 2635 3550 and over 50 The machine types are divided into single md 2speed will be awarded to the rider who has the best running time in each category of machine by age group Registration for the rally will extend from am to 1 pm Aug 11 at Big Stony Point on the east side of Big Spirit Lake The Rites Held Thursday For Victim Of Scuba Mishap Funeral services were held here Thursday for 24year old Spirit Lake man who perished in a scuba diving accident He was Sgt Michael O Beard who was diving with a friend when they became trapped or lost in an underwater cave at Bonifax Fla July 27 His companion James Holloway Shreveport La also died in the mishap Mr Beards wife Pam said they had gone to Florida for a weekend of scuba diving when the accident happened The Sergeant was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana The Rev Ken Collins of ficiated at the services at DonovanLeyson Chapel Pallbearers were air force members from Offutt Field Omaha Honorary pallbearers were Gary Richard and William Miller Jim Hawk Steven and Eugene Miller Jerry Rosenberg Phil Up church and Lt Chris Beard Buddy Poppy Sale Aug 17 John W Kidd VFW No 4514 Post and Auxiliary will have their buddy poppy sale Saturday Aug 17 Members ask you to buy and wear a poppy that day Money from the sale is used to help thousands of disabled veterans and their dependents WEATHER The temperatures and precipitation were reported this week by Bob Benson at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Hi Lo Pr July 31 79 54 Aug 1 82 58 Aug 2 72 56 14 Aug 3 65 52 tr Aug 4 78 50 Aug 5 81 51 Aug 6 80 55 Aug 74 54 pm to 8 aam West Okoboji 41 8774 Ktf Spirit 20 8474 Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery Spirit Lake with military honors accorded by VFW Post 4515 and members of the air force Sgt Beard the son of James and Jean Beard was born in Spirit Lake June 8 1950 He was a 1969 graduate of Spirit Lake High School and entered the air force Aug 11 1970 He attended basic training at Lackland Air BEAKD Continued on Page 2 rally will begin at 1 pm from Big Stony Point heading around the south end of the lake ending at Minnewaukon State Park at the north end of the lake There will be three check points on tte of up to fiveminuteswithout penalty at each stop Rally running times will be recorded by electric time clocks fur nished by Bergstroms Office Supply of Spencer to insure accuracy and fairness Registration fees to cover rally expenses have been set at two dollars for registrants age 1014 and three dollars for all other registrants The safely of participants and guests will receive heavy emphasis The cooperation and assistance of Sheriff Robert M Bakers department has been assured together with the assistance of a special Kiwanis Safety Committee under the direction of Civil Defense Director William L Conner Visitors and guests are welcome to observe the rally participants arrival at the finish line in Minnewaukon State Park said Perry where refreshments will be available and where all prizes will be awarded Were Misled Says Mayne Congressman Wiley Mayne announced Monday that he will vote for impeachment in the full house after reading Pres Nixons statement admitting he had concealed vital information concerning the Watergate coverup Mayne was one of 11 Republicans who voted against impeachment in the judiciary committee contending there was no direct evidence tying the president himself to the break in itself or to attempt to ob struct its investigation which followed Mayne first learned of the presidents statement by radio and tried unsuccessfully to obtain transcripts of the June 23 conversation revealed by the President He then issued the following announcement based on reading the presidential statement itself The President has today admitted deceiving the American people the judiciary commilteeandhisown lawyers This is direct evidence that he not only withheld relevant in formation shortly after the Watergate breakin but also intentionally misled our committee throughout the long impeachment inquiry I have not yet been furnished the withheld transcripts but the Presidents own statement of what they contain a case V for impeachment and I will so vote in the full house Tuesday morning the Congressman said that a reading of the full transcripts confirms his belief that the president should be impeached for obstruction of justice in connection with the coverup Until late yesterday the President had denied any in volvement in the coverup There was no direct evidence to tie him to any illegal ob struction of the investigation and several witnesses testified that he had no knowledge of the coverup Mayne stated But he has now admitted that within six days of the breakin he knew the crime had been committed by employees of his reelection committee He not only failed to disclose this but schemed with Haldeman to slop the FBI in vestigation by falsely suggesting it would expose undercover operations of the CIA He continued to conceal this very damaging information from the committee to the end of our long investigation despite repeated efforts to get him to surrender Hie tapes of these conversations In my opinion his own admissions and statements clearly supplies Hie missing direct evidence of his personal involvement for impeachment v
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