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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Monday, February 26, 1973
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80 boxers in Upper Midwest MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) - A field of 80 boxers from Minnesota and the Dakotas will compete Friday and Monday nights at the Minneapolis Audi- torium in the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Tournament Regional teams will be repre- senting Minneapolis, St. Paul Wadena, Hibbing, Rochester Fairmont, Wahpeton, N.D., and Watertown, S.D. No less than three former champions make the heavy- weight division the most at- tractive on the card. Bob Cul- bertson of Rochester is the de- fending champion, Scott Le- Doux of Minneapolis won the 1971 title and Gary Vollrath of Wahpeton was the 1970 king. The individual champions ad- vance to the national tourna- ment in Lowell, Mass., in mid- March. Saints defeated 4-1 Sunday HOUSTON (AP) - The Min- nesota Fighting Saints dropped costly 4-1 decision to Houston Sunday night in the World Hockey Association. The loss not only prevented the Saints from slipping ahead of second place Houston, but permitted Los Angeles to move into a third-place tie with Min- nesota in the WHA West. The Aeros now have 66 points, well behind leading Winnipeg, while Minnesota and Los Angeles have 63. Ted Taylor celebrated his 31st birthday by firing in a pair of goals for Houston. Duke Har- ris and Brian McDonald also scored for the Aeros, while Bil- ly Klatt collected the Saints' only goal. Orwell 4-H, Fergus 4-H win tourney Orwell 4-H yesterday won the senior division championship in the West Otter Tail County 4-H bowling tournament. Fergus 4- H won the junior division title. Orwell finished with a 1,672 score. Runner-up was the Carlisle team with a 1,516 score. Fergus' team bowled a 1,546 --far better than the 1,359 score for the runner-up Erhard Gophers. Adult leaders also competed yesterday with the Erhard Gophers team winning that championship with a 1,908 score, edging Nidaros which finished with an 1,857. Nightmare of plane shooting revealed Editor's Nnto- HOI.O .,,. ,, , .... . _. Editor's Note: Here, as pieced together from the best available information, is the story of what happened to Lib- yan Airlines Flight 114 over the Sinai Desert. By HAL McCLUHE Associated Press Writer TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Flight 114 was lost. The three-jet Boeing 727 of Libyan Arab Airlines had taken off from Tripoli, made a brief stop at Benghazi in eastern Lib- ya and was now in the vicinity of Cairo. Where, exactly, the French pilot, Capt. Jacques Bourges, 42, was not sure. Aboard Bourges' plane were 94 passengers -- all Arabs ex- cept for two Germans and an American--and a crew of nine, including five French na- tionals. The passengers included Wladyslaw Borysoglebski, 62, a Polish-born resident of Chi- cago; the 26-year-old sister of the Libyan ambassador in Lon- don and a former Libyan for- eign minister, an Egyptian waiter flying to Cairo to meet his fiancee, plus women and children. Bourges and the four other French crewmen were on con- tract to the Libyan airline from Air France. One of the two stewards was Jean-Pierre Bur- diat, 42, of Paris. In all, 20 Air France crewmen fly with the Libyan airline. It was 1:45 p.m. in Cairo. Cairo traffic control had watched Flight 114 as it ap- proached the sprawling city from the west. So far, the flight had been routine except that blowing sand that restricted visibility. Bourges reported Flight 114 over Fayoum, about 12 miles southwest of Cairo. Cairo gave him permission to descend and to prepare for a landing on runway 23 heading southwest. Time 1:50 p.m.: Control was surprised to see Flight 114 fly eastward toward the Suez Ca- nal and the Israeli-occupied Sinai Desert. Cairo momentar- ily lost contact. Steward Burdiat later re- called: "It was my under- standing our compass was not working." Wednesday, Feb. 21, had not been a routine day for Israeli forces in the Sinai. Shortly after midnight an Israeli strike force landed in northern Lebanon and attacked seven guerrilla en- campments inflicting a heavy loss of Arab life. The Israelis were on the alert for retaliation -- from any quarter. Time 1:55 p.m.: The Israelis in the Sinai suddenly spotted an unidentified aircraft entering their airspace just south and east of Suez City at an altitude of 15,000 feet. Israel's air force boss, Maj. Gen. Mordechai Hod, would lat- ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMNIST NEW YORK (AP) - Jump- ing to conclusions: A fat lady is less likely than a skinny lady to divorce her husband. It takes less energy for her to forgive a husband than to dress up and take him to court. If you want to see how long your college education stuck with you, pick up a high school alebgra book sometime and see how little of it you can now un- derstand. Guys who tred the Primrose Path never stop to admire the flowers. Why is it February seems 27 days longer than it ought to be? In a popularity rating of the year's months, it would come limping in last on most people's lists. What month would be first? On mine--October. Whatever happened to hat- check girls? I haven't heard of one in years who became an overnight celebrity by eloping with a multimillionaire. Actually most hatcheck girls are more likely to marry a musician -- and ususally it's the one in the band who finds it hardest to hold his liquor. The quickest way to make people stop envying you is to put on more weight. Most secretaries don't want to be married to their bosses -- except on paydays. Remember how long the school year seemed when you were a kid? Today it seems like your own kids are on vacation for one reason or another about 11 months out of the year. Teachers must be playing hooky from their schoolrooms now more often than the kids. One of the laws of economics seems to be this: When a fellow does finally get a merit raise in salary, the nation is hit by a big wave of inflation before he can get it to the bank. The surest way to get the blues is to read an old love let- ter on a rainy day. Lawyers are the most frus- trating of professional people. They are never quite sure of what you ought to do, but they are the world's greatest author- ities on what you should not do. The population explosion would stop right now if every- body dropped dead that some- one wants him to. Overheard on the bus: "My rich old uncle was down bad with the flu last week, and just when I was hoping for the best, he took a sudden turn for the worse. He got well." er recall to newsmen: "It was quite strange to see this track on radar." The Israelis quickly scram- bled a flight of Phantom F4 jet fighter-interceptors. Despite the sand-haze at low- er altitudes the Israelis had no trouble locating the green- colored airliner several miles west of Suez. Inside the jetliner all was calm. The passengers, who had been preparing for the landing at Cairo, were unaware there was trouble on the flight deck. Steward Burdiat, in the rear of the plane, had been busy taking care of passenger needs. The Libyan airline boasts in magazine ads "that it pursues 24 carat standards of comfort, efficiency and punctuality." Bourges looked out the port window and saw the Israeli jets. The airliner had now suc- ceeded in re-establishing radio contact with Cairo and Bourges messaged: "We are being followed by four MIGs." The Soviet-built MIG is Egypt's frontline, fight- er. Steward Burdiat also saw the jets. "They were chasing us and then we passed them." One of the passengers, Feisel Mohammed-Sharaya, the Egyptian waiter, said he saw the Israeli planes just as Captain Bourges was walking down the plane's aisle. "What's happening?" he asked. "Don't be afraid," Bourges replied. "They are ours." "I thought it was a joke," said A-Sharaya. "An Egyptian plane with Israeli markings." The two Israeli Phantams closed in on the Boeing as the jetliner flew deeper into the Sinai. One of the Israeli pilots said at one time he was only 10 to ISfeet away "close enough to see the pilot's face," The Israelis used hand sig- nals and wagged their wings to signify "follow me and land." Flight 114 continued on at a speed of 325 mph. Hod said later the Israelis at first could not believe the air- liner was over the Sinai by ac- cident -- flying above one of Is- rael's most sensitive military areas. The Boeing flew within sight of Israel's sprawling base at Bir Gafgafa, about 50 miles east of the Suez canal. Suddenly, it veered west- ward, back toward Egypt. About then, Bourges radioed Cairo, "I guess we have serious trouble with the headings and the compass." One of the Israeli pilots con- tinued the narrative: "We had orders to bring him to an ah- base. With my thumb I pointed back toward Bir Gaf- gafa. Then I turned back ... but he kept going straight. "He lowered his wheels, in- dicating he wanted to land, but he still continued westward. Then I came close and fired a burst of cannon fire in front of his nose." The Israeli said he closed in again and loosed another can- non shot straight ahead "paral- lel to the plane" so the pilot could see it. The Boeing then retracted its A g new kidded about golf MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP)-Gov, Wendell Anderson kidded Vice President Agnew Friday night about his famous misguided golf shots. Anderson, a hockey player, suggested that Agnew's errant shots had given hockey a repu- tation as a safer sport. Agnew said he was having a hard time shaking his "assul- tive" image. "I didn'tplay in the Bob Hope Classic this year -- it was part of the cease-fire agreement," Agnew quipped. wheels and picked up speed and continued toward Egypt at 1,500 feet. Then, the Israeli pilot said, they "fired more warning shots into his right wingtip, not to disable him but to show him we meant business." As the Boeing neared the ca- nal the Israelis decided to hit the airliner where the wing joins the fuselage "to cause more serious damage." A pilot continued: "I saw a red flame and black smoke come out of the wing and I assume we hit fuel." "We are now shot," Bourges calmly told Cairo. "We are shot by a fighter. We are shot by a fighter." These words -- recorded on tape in Cairo -- were the last from Flight 114. Steward Burdiat said he heard two "rocket" shots and one shell penetrated the rear of the airliner. The waiter, A-Sharaya, con- tradicts this. 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The Boeing had come in low over a rocky stretch of sand, broken only by waves of long, low dunes, about 12 miles east of the north shore of the Great Bitter Lake on the Suez Canal. Flight 114 smashed into the top of one of the dunes, bounced hard and tore off a section of wing before it slid down a gentle slope, spewing flaming wreckage and bodies. The time: about 2:10 p.m., only about 15 minutes after Flight 114 had entered Israeli air space. "I found myself about 50 yards from the plane with a broken thigh," Burdiat re- called. "The plane was enve- loped in flames and I started to crawl away from the de- bris...flames all around us." A-Sharaya said he blacked out when the plane struck. He came to hours later in an Israeli hospital. Thirteen persons were still alive in the flaming wreckage when Israeli soldiers arrived at the crash scene. Two days later only seven still lived. They included the gravely injured Libyan copilot. Of the French crew, only Bur- diat survived. The former Lib- yan foreign minister and the ambassador's sister died. Reports indicate Bourges ob- viously first thought he was over Egypt not the Sinai and incorrectly identified the Israeli interceptors. These questions remain to be answered in explaining the end of Flight 114: --Why did the Israelis insist on bringing the unarmed civil- ian airliner down even if they had to shoot into it? --Why didn't the French cap- tain -- a veteran airline pilot with 17 years experience -- fol- low Israeli orders and land his plane? The skipjack--a working boat Parked car struck in city A parked car was damaged in Fergus Falls yesterday when it was struck by another car in the 900 block of Springen, police reported today. At 1:40 a.m., a northbound car driven by David A. Hovland, Dalton Route 1, struck a parked car owned by Bradley C. Formo, 904 Springen. No one was injured. Damage was estimated at {200 to the Hovland car, $75 to the Formo car, Testimonial set for Legion commander WHEATON - A testimonial banquet for Glen Nielson, Wheaton, state American legion commander, will be held Wednesday al Arrowwood Lodge in Alexandria. Arlis Schmitz, Wheaton, will emcee the event. Dinner reservations can be made by contacting Leo Terhaar, Wheaton. U is not necessary to be a Legion or auxiliary member to attend. Fergus Falls (MR.) tonal Mon., Feb. 26, 1973 1 1 Nude women enter pool MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Six young women, at least three of them nude, briefly integrated a pool Sunday at the University of Wisconsin which has tradi- tionally been reserved for male-only nude swimming. University police said that by the time they got to the scene, the women were already out of the water and toweling them- selves dry. The reaction of the 50 men in the water wasn't recorded. TILGHMAN, Md. (AP) - The skipjack and the men who sail her already are in place as the first spatters of red from the morning sun play on the gentle swells of Chesapeake Bay. Silhouetted against dawn's light, the sailboat is a ghostly galleon, sleek and graceful, her sails reefed against the cold blustery winds. Her crew notes the beauty-- the combination of sky and sun and water that has always awed man--then turns to the task at hand, dredging' up oy- sters. The skipjack is a working boat, a breed from another time .when man harvested the waters with the same uncaring greed that he ravaged herds of buffalo and the century-old giants of Clay County 4-H'er wins speech event Amy Kragnes, Clay County 4- H'er from Felton, took championship honors at the 1S73 District 4-H Speaking Contest in Fergus Falls Saturday. The title of her speech was "Communication: Bulwark of Brotherhood." Runner-up honors went to Joni Kelly, Becker County. Other participants in the district contest were Pam Hermes, Wilkin County, and Sonja Boyum, West Otter Tail County. Miss Kragnes will compete -- and all other District Con- testants will participate -- in the State 4-H Speaking Educational Event March 11-13 in St. Paul. The program is co- sponsored by the Minnesota Agricultural Extension Service and the Minnesota Jewish Relations Council. the forest. Now sailboats only are per- mitted to ply the bay to seize the treasures from the oyster beds. She can take only 150 bushels of oysters in a day that begins at sunrise and ends at 3. Once there were more than a thousand skipjacks on the Chesapeake, now there are just 36. She is a native of the Eastern Shore, born in the early 1890s. The name is a mystery, many believe she is named after the lively gamefish. Chesapeake fishermen like those sprightly fish, calling them "Blues" or "Bluefish." Her work begins when the skipper thinks he is over the beds. Heavy iron triangular frames with sharp teeth on the lower edge are lowered. When the captain feels the dredges are full--an art in itself-he signals them up. The crew quickly culls them--taking only oysters three inches or longer. The rest are thrown back into the salt waters for another season, another dawn on the cold Chesapeake. Sheep outnumber people 300 to 1 on the Falkland Islands, Britain's bleak colony in the South Altantic. In planning the purchase of a Portable Typewriter it is wise to consider the advantages of Victor Lundeen's 5-year guarantee and the convenience of getting service on your machine at all times. A typewriter is a valuable educational tool . . . one that your son or daughter can put to great use right now . . . to im- prove their study habits . . . to stimulate their ambition . . . it may even keep them away from TV. All makes on easy terms, $44.95 and up at Victor Lun- deen's. Blood unit sets four area stops The Red Cross Bloodmobile will make four stops in East Otter Tail County next week. It will be in Perham on Mon- day, March 5, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the 4-H Building; in Parkers Prairie on Tuesday, March 6, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the elemen- tary school gym. It will be in New York Mills on Wednesday, March 7, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the elementary school gym; and in Henning on Thursday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school's old gym. The blood unit will not visit any towns in West Otter Tail County during this swing. Anyone ages 18 to 65 may donate blood. There is a 110- pound weight minimum and donors must pass simple temperature, pulse, blood pres- sure and hemoglobin tests. Persons who plan to give blood should refrain from eating excessively fatty foods the day of donation but should eat something. Blood goes from the Blood- mobile to the St. Paul Regional Blood Center and from there to hospitals and clinics. Patients are not charged for Red Cross blood. Faculty reduction plan noted ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - President Charles Graham has approved a plan for eliminating 18 faculty positions at St. Cloud State College for the 1973-74 school year. Those eliminated under the plan will be faculty members who have had temporary ap- pointments or been on first-and second-year contracts. Graham explained the reduc- tion is necessary because en- rollment is expected to decline again next year, perhaps by as much as 5 per cent. The college faculty allocation this year was 512 positions. 2h Qt. Whistling Tea Kettle Stainless Steel, Copper Bottom ;RE '. WARE .' Solid steel c o n s t r u c t i o n . " t r i g g e r top," d r i p - p r o o f spout, bakelite handle, it whistles when water's hot. SERVICE STORE Phone 739-2261 222 West Cavour -- Fergus Falls, Minnesota GOOD/YEAR HELP SAVE LINCOLN SCHOOL ATTEND THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TUESDAY -- FEBRUARY 27 7:30 p.m. School District Administrative Offices 600 Friberg Avenue, Fergus Falls New Junior High Building If you are opposed to the closing of the Lincoln (and-«r Madison) School(s) at the end of the current school year (1972-73) and the proposed construction of new temporary classrooms to provide replacement classroom space for the next 4 or 5 years, at a cost estimated at up to $130,000, please attend this meeting. The closing of either or both schools affects everyone in the School District. There are some 350 students at the Lincoln and Madison Schools. If these schools are closed and these students are transferred to other elementary schools (Eisenhower and Cleveland or McKinley) they will crowd and add to the burden on their gymnasium, lunchroom, library, playground and other facilities. And your tax money will be used to accomplish this decrease in the quality of elementary school education throughout theSchool District for the next 4 or 5 years. Make your views known. Attend this School Board meeting. 1973 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS UNDERWOOD Thurs.,Mar. 7:00P.M. LAKE PARK SUB-DISTRICT III AT DETROIT LAKES PERHAM Thurs.,Mar. 1 8:45 P.M. AUDUBON Fri., Mar. 2 7:30 GLYNDON-FELTON Thurs.,Mar,l 7:00 P.M. FRAZEE PELICAN RAPIDS Fri., Mar. 2 7:00 SUB-DISTRICT II ATMOORHEAD HIGH SCHOOL HAWLEY Thurs., Mar. 1 8:45 P.M. .NEW YORK MILLS SUB-DISTRICT I ATMOORHEAD HIGH SCHOOL DETROIT LAKES BARNESVILLE Mon., Mar. 5 7:00 P.M. SUB-DISTRICT in CHAMPION DISTRICT 23 TOURNAMENT CONCORDIA COLLEGE MOORHEAD March 5-6-8-9 BATTLE LAKE Mon., Mar. 5 8:45 P.M. DILWORTH Thurs., Mar. 8 7:00 ROTHSAY Fri., Mar. 9, 8:45 P.M. Tues.,Mar.6 7:00 P.M. SUB-DISTRICT II CHAMPION ULEN-HITTERDAL Tues.,Mar.6 8:45 P.M. SUB-DISTRICT 1 CHAMPION Thurs., Mar. 8 8:45 CLIP AND SAVE! Consolation Game Friday, Mar. 9,7:00 P.M. FOLLOW DISTRICT 23 ACTION -- COURTESY OF Coca-Cola, Seven-Up Bottling Co. FERGUS FALLS

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