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The Weather Tuesday night with "Hmoerstorm and possibly a erstorm. Low ToeiaTy nigh, middle 60s. Most THE MARCK TRIBUNE BIS PINAL Easterly winds 10 VOLUME 102-NUMBER 155 AWi Dakota's Oldest Newspaper Established 1873 Bismarck, North Dakota, Tuesday, July 1, 1975 Copyright W7S Bismarck Tribune Company I-. Ford Clashes With WASHINGTON (AP) -Clashing head-on with the leader of the nation's largest labor organization, President Ford declared Tuesday that he is confident the economic decline is over. But he warned that recovery must be based on sound economics "or we stand in danger of setting off another massive rise in inflation, and even deeper recession and greater unemployment and hardship in the future." Ford spoke to the 66th annual convention of the National As- P.JSk, Sk t4eFrfe 3iMxxTr fell New York Fires 1 9,000 Workers TV i hi i no Dhittri hu I or, I al nnHn Area Residents Clean Up Debris at the Jacob Focht Farm I I Recovery From Tornado Begins sociation for the Advancement of Colored People.

He was interrupted by applause only when he praised achievements of the NAACP. After his address, the President moved along the front of his audience shaking hands. In a message to the convention, AFL-CIO President George Meany denounced the Ford administration's definition of recovery as "cruel and fraudulent." Meany called for "a united voice of protest" against what he termed the administration's police, more than 2,000 fire, and nearly 3,000 sanitation employes. Previously-arw nounced plans to close 26 fir6 houses also were to go into effect, and Staten Island ferry service would be curtailed, according to Cavanaugh. Reports early Tuesday were that policemen were already turning in their badges and guns.

Other agencies affected by the cuts incjude parks, transportation, courts, jails, health, youth and drug addiction services. Some leaders of municipal unions have threatened various actions, legal and otherwise, if any of their members are laid off. John J. DeLury, president of the sanitation union, went to court to prevent the city from laying off 2,934 of his workers. But the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court voted 3-2 against the union Monday.

"There'll be wildcats," warned DeLury. the Mayor, Christ Almighty is not going to stop this." He had said earlier that if any sanitation workers were laid off, all 10,600 of his union's members would strike and New York would become "Stink City." 1 4 sunaay lornaao. toll included "close to a hundred cattle, 40 or 60 hogs, 30 sheep and several hundred chickens" in addition to the building and equipment losses. Families who lost their homes and possessions have all See Page 7 for Additional Photos been taken care of by neighbors and friends, he said. Aasen also reported the Red Cross has opened a field office to provide food or clothing assistance, while the National Guard unit at Mott has assigned about 20 members to watch over the damaged farm sites.

Applications are being prepared for rebuilding loans from the Farm Home Administration, Aasen noted. Price Fifteen Cents acceptance of continued high levels of unemployment. "Instead of full employment and full production, the administration promises us an unem-plpyment rate of 7.5 per cent for the next four years and this it calls a recovery," Meany said. Ford declared an unstable economy "the enemy of equal opportunity" and pledged to work with Congress to achieve job opportunities for all Americans. But he said at the outset that he did not come to offer a check-list of specific programs and promises for blacks.

"I come as President of all the people to talk with you about common problems and common sense approaches about what we can achieve together for America," Ford said. The President ticked off several indicators that the economy is recovering, including a 2.2 per cent rise in retail sales during May. He also cited a drop in the inflation rate, from 12 per cent in 1974 to less than 6 per cent today; falling interest rates and an increase in housing starts. "Obviously some indicators will continue to be depressed for a few months, because they record only what is past," Ford said. "But I am confident the economic decline is over." Meany declared that hard-won victories against the legal structures of racism can be "virtually neutralized by the disastrous economic policies of this administration." "We know that many of our hard-won victories against the legal structures of racism can be virtually neutralized by the disastrous economic policies of this administration," Meany said.

Meany said the only answer to the plight of millions of black families "is a full-employment, full-production economy combined with diligent application of our civil rights laws." rT tt Tribune PholO by Jim kortrM eany i NEW YORK (AP) Mayor Abraham D. Beame, in an attempt to balance his "modified crisis" budget, ordered the firing of 19,000 city employes including police officers, fire fighters and sanitation workers, effective at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Budget cuts were also to affect another 21,000 employes in nonmayoral agencies such as the Board of Education and the Health and Hospitals over whom the mayor does not have direct hiring and firing authority. These agencies can achieve their budget cutbacks by firings or equivalent savings.

First Deputy Mayor James A. Cavanaugh summoned reporters to his City Hall office at 1 a.m. Tuesday and told them a 14-hour meeting in Albany between Beame, Gov. Hugh L. Carey and leaders of both legislative houses had ended in a deadlock after a "full discussion" of the city's fiscal problems.

Cavanaugh said they had agreed to resume discussions at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The mayor's dismissal order affects employes in 20 agencies, including more than 5,000 v-v Special to The Tribune REGENT Friends, neighbors and relatives began pitching in Monday to help families victimized by the tornado that swept through a 35-mile area of Hettinger and Grant counties Sunday. Terrific winds from the twister had taken the life of a child and destroyed thousands of dollars worth of farm buildings, machinery, homes, crops and livestock on a path from Regent to the Elgin area. At least 30 farms experienced damage.

Four people injured when the tornado struck the Jacob Focht farm southeast of Regent remained hospitalized in Hettinger Tuesday. No change in their condition was reported. David Focht, who had crawled from wreckage on his father's farm to hail down a Ann Landers Seeks Divorce Own Advice Just Not Enough Near Regent The cooperative spirit in the aftermath of the tornado disaster was brought home by Walt Mundstock, editor of the Mott Pioneer Press, who remarked Tuesday, "It's that old North Dakota 'When the Going Gets Tough, We Get Tougher' attitude." Among the farm owners eager to get back to work was Dennis Hummel of the Mott area, who said he lost evei-ything but his home. Hummel said he and neighbors were getting tarpaper on the house to prevent leaks, and the first order of would be putting shingles on again. The Hummels like others have had to wait for the return of electric service, too.

Richard Selinger, manager of Slope Rural Electric Cooperative at New England, said Tuesday line service Delay proposed plant." He said MDU, in partnership with Otter Tail Power Fergus Falls, and Northwestern Public Service Huron, S.D., would need the power from the Beulah project by 1981. The proposed plant would be fueled by lignite coal from the Beulah area and would generate 440 megawatts of electricity. Heskett indicated the companies are growing anxious about meeting their 1981 power demand date. He said, "Because of the change involved in our application, time is very critical to us." Gov. Arthur A.

Link, Water Commission chairman, (See POWER, Page 2) After should be restored to the Mott, Regent, and Bentley areas by Thursday. He estimated that damages to poles in a 30-mile area amounted to $75,000. At least eight farms went through damage as the tornado struck around New Leipzig and south of Elgin, reported Orville Monson, an insurance agent in Elgin. He noted that a trailer home was demolished at Sheriff Reno Grade's farm, which is operated by his son, Larry Grade, southwest of New Leipzig, and that another mobile home was tossed upside down at the Harris Morey place south of Elgin. Although many witnesses to the storm could not see a funnel cloud Alan Honeyman of Regent had no doubts but that it was a tornado.

He was returning from a fishing trip (See THREE, Page 2) Southeast N.D. Ready For More By The Associated Press Moderate to heavy thunderstorms dotted North Dakota Tuesday as water logged southeastern North Dakota braced for predicted record breaking rises in rivers and streams. Severe thunderstorm warnings were out for northern sections of the state and scattered thunderstorms, some possibly severe, were in tne forecast for the entire state into tonight. The National Weather Service said severe flooding is occurring in the Red River Basin and forecasts of flood crests were revised upward due to a heavy rainfall Monday night. "Crests are now expected to be higher than during the 1975 spring runoff at some points, and even higher than the flood of 1969 along sections of the Maple and Sheyenne rivers," a Weather Service spokesman said.

"River interests and persons north of Fargo-Moorhead in the vicinity of the Red River and Sheyenne River confluence should prepare for flooding similar to spring of 1969 and 1975." The Red River at Fargo was at 29.3 feet Tuesday and rising toward a predicted crest of 32.5 feet on Thursday. Flood stage there is 17 feet. Dayton Byram, head of the Cass County Disaster Emergency Services, said 800,000 acres of crop land in Cass County are damaged and crop losses could total $40 (See FLOODING, Page 2) CHICAGO (AP) Syndicated columnist Ann Landers, the personal problem-solver for millions of American newspaper readers, says she and her husband of 36 years are getting a divorce. 1 passing car on State Hwy. 21, was in fair condition.

His wife, Verna; a sister, Sharon Focht and Frank Schmitt all continued in critical condition from tornado injuries, the Hettinger Hospital said. Roger Focht, three-month-old son of David and Verna, died when the tornado devastated the two-story wood frame farmhouse they were staying at Sunday night. The three in critical condition at Hettinger had all been found in debris 100 to 150 feet from the Focht home site. Tornado damage estimates of up to $1.5 million in Hettinger County were given by Magnus Aasen, Disaster Emergency Services coordinator at Mott. "It's just fantastic the way the debris was spread around," he noted.

Aasen figured the storm's Ann Landers Field Newspaper Syndicate Permit commission's chief engineer, said it appeared that the MDU water permit hearing could not John Zuttermeister be scheduled until October. Bismarck and Beulah were suggested as places for the public hearing, however, the site as well as the exact date and time, will not be determined until later by the Water Commission staff. 'ft) of Chicago, was married to her husband, Jules W. Lederer, on July 2, 1939. Until recently, Lederer was chairman of the board of Budget Rent-A-Car Corp.

in Chicago. Miss Landers did not divulge the reason for the divorce, and she asked readers not to write or call for details. Neither she nor her husband were available for comment. The couple has a daughter, Margo, who formerly wrote a column for several Chicago newspapers. In the 20 years Miss Landers has written the column, several articles have centered upon the close relationship she has had with her husband.

In 1969, a column celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. A Sun-Times spokesman said that the column was a substitute for one mailed earner to subscribers. The new column about the divorce was mailed from Chicago early Monday and newspapers should be receiving it by Tuesday. She said the column was "the most difficult column I ever have written, but also it is the shortest." "The lady with all the answers does not know the answer to this one," the 57-year-old Miss Landers said in Tuesday's column in her home newspaper, the Chicago Sun-Times. The columnist, whose actual name is Esther Lederer, wrote: "The sad, incredible fact is that after 36 years of marriage Jules and I are being divorced.

As I write these words, it is as if I am referring to a letter from a reader. It seems unreal that I am writing about my own marriage." Mrs. Lederer, who writes for MDU By STEVE SCHMIDT Tribune Staff Writer Montana-Dakota Utilities Bismarck, may have at least a three-month wait before the North Dakota Water Commission considers final action on a permit for the proposed Coyote I power project near Beulah. The Water Commission voted Monday afternoon to hold a public hearing on MDU's application for a plant water supply system. Vern Fahy, the Jack Case is on vacation.

His column will be resumed July 22. Faces A public hearing related to the MDU power plant proposal was held by the commission in Beulah a year ago. However, delays resulted in the water procedures after MDU decided to change its water source from the Knife River system to the Missouri River. Last week MDU filed an application to pipe 11,000 acre-feet annually from the Missouri near Stanton. The company's original proposal in 1973 was for 22,500 acre-feet annually from the Knife River and two tributary creeks.

MDU president David Heskett, Bismarck, testified before the Water Commission Monday afternoon that "the Missouri is a much more reliable source for our Missouri River Climbs Dry just last week, this section of land near extreme south Washington Street south of Bismarck is being inundated by the rising Missouri River. The river, presently at 12.94 feet, and up two-tenths of a foot from Monday, is about twice its normal height for this time of year. The Garrison Dam Tuesday reached a record pool level of 1,851.3 feet, and is rising about two-tenths of a foot a day due to heavy inflows from melting mountain snowcaps and heavy rainfall. Reservoir officials estimate the level will reach 1,853 feft by July 15, at which time the 50,000 cubic-feet per second discharge may be increased. "Largest Firework Inventory in MM Firecrackers Snakes Parachutes Roman Candles Cones Smoke Bombs Howlers Missiles Torches Fountains Lady Fingers GOLDEN DRAGON FIREWORKS! WEST OF MIDWAY LANES "On the Strip" OPEN 10 TO MIDNITE FREE COTTON CANDY FREE PUNKS WITH PURCHASE.

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