The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on April 28, 1976 · Page 5
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, April 28, 1976
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* Students Conlmufd from page 1 Eritrea, Ethiopia would be a land-locked country. The province, bordering the Red Sea, provides a seaport through the Gulf of Aden into the Indian Ocean. This "war of liberation" has been going on for some time before the movement to oust then-monarch llaile Selassie. 'Trie movement, be explains, began as student strikes and worker strikes both of which were occurring when "Z", Sadie and Ruth led the country. People were dissatisfied with the monarch, he believes, as a result of increasing education • and more liberal ideas — they no longer wanted an absolute monarchy, the kind of government Selassie wanted. Tlie Ethiopian students agree that at one time, Selassie was a good leader for their country, particularly during the 30's and M's, but now, they don't think he has many supporters left. The students and workers had already begun their opposition to the monarch when she left the country, Sadie says. Ruth adds that it was not serious yet. "Half a year after we came here, they started fighting," Sadie explains. Joe, who was attending the university in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital when the fighting began, explains that the military took over the popular movement to oust the king. He says that the junta was "under the banner oE socialism" but that "they are really just dictators" who happen to call themselves socialists. "They don't have leadership —they are just a bunch of bitter men with guns," says Joe, who adds that he would seek political asylum if faced with the possibility of having to return to Ethiopia. . Joe explains that the difference between his situation • and that of the other Ethiopian students here is that he is from Eritrea and all of his friends and family are involved in the civil war there. "There will be trouble for some time" throughout Ethiopia, he comments, but because of the civil war, which is being fought against the new- dictatorship as it was against Selassie, he expects problems to be more severe in his home province. Another Ethiopian student, wb» is now at Moorhead State after completing two years at FFCC, comments that "the immigration office is aware of the kind of problems the Ethiopian students are laced with." He has been concerned about the situation for a long ' time, even before the possibility of deportation of the FFCC students was raised. "This is absolutely beyond my understanding," commented the student, who preferred that his name not be used. "When has it been a crime to work?" He explains that before students are granted visas to study in the U.S., the U.S. Embassy in their home country checks to make sure they and their families have sufficient financial resources so that the students will not have to work. All of the Ethiopian students went through that process before caning to this country, he notes," but everything has changed." With the nationalization of property that has occurred since the military take-over, there is no money left to support students who are out of Ethiopia. So they must work. The student -adds that students such as himself, Sadie, "Z" and Ruth came to the U.S. so they would be able to help Ethiopia develop. "Our parents, friends and neighbors are hoping we will come back with valuable knowledge," he explains. But if the women are deported, he predicts, no one will believe that they were expelled from the • U.S. for working. "They'll think they committed a terrible crime. But working? They'll never believe that," he says. In addition to the understanding of another culture that Ine foreign students give and receive by living in a community such as Fergus Falls, he adds, he also believes that foreign students who return to their native country with an education are the best "foreign aid" the U.S. could provide. "This country spends a lot of money on foreign aid — it's amazing," he comments, comparing those vast sums with the bare economic necessities [or eight foreign students. "It's up to us now to go back and tell our people wtut progress is like here." he says, explaining that the most valuable thing the U.S. has that other nations want is knowledge, not money. "They will listen to us belter than to an American." But first, the students must be able to learn in order to teach. If the students are sent home, their friends will lose hope not only in them but in the U.S. "Expelled for being caught working!" he repeats, in disbelief. Murder suspect found MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A four-day, nationwide manhunt for a rural Willow River man suspected Krf shooting his wife and four others ended Tuesday when Donald Larson was found unconscious in a motel room here. Larson, 49, was taken under police guard to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition today. A police spokesman said "he ingested too much of something — presumably a com- bination of alcohol and drugs." Larson has, been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the Saturday shootings of his estranged wife, Ruth, 32; Scott Powell, 12, Mrs. Larson's son by a previous marriage, and the couple's son, Mark Larson, 5. Two others shot at the Larson farm home died later in a Duluth hospital. James E. Falch, 34, a neighbor to whose home Mrs. Larson reportedly was moving when the shootings oc- curred, died Monday. Patch's 12-year-old son, James Jr., died Tuesday. , , Larson was discovered al Ihe Fair Oaks Motel in south Minneapolis by a housekeeper who said she thought he was drunk. She got no response when she tried to awaken him, and when she retumd two hours late he still was unconscious. The woman then called police. Pine County Attorney Thomas Ryan said only three counts of murder have been filed Fergus Fills (Hi) \mn\ Wed., April 28, 1976 U-- againsl I-arson.lhus far. Hyan said he had writ ten Judge Robert Gilkspie, Cambridge, asking that a grand jury be convened to hear evidence on all ' five deaths. Authorities said the [.arsons had separated and Mrs. Larson had talked of filing for divorce. Published reports said Mrs. I arson vi as in the process' of moving out of the farmhouse when [.arson arrived the afternoon of the shootings. Crop probe under way DR. MOURrlSEN HONORED - Dr. G.J. Mouritsen, center, who is retiring from practice Friday receives best wishes from Robert Olson, kit, president of the hospital's board oi trustees awl Phil Larson, administrator. Dr. Mouritsen was honored yesterday by hospital stall and Ike board at a hospital luncheon. (Journal photo by Hariey Oyloe) *Mouritsen Continued from page 1 Diabetes for the past eight years. Dr, Mouritsen and his wife, Virginia, plan to spend their summers at Otter Tail Lake and winters at Naples, Fla. They have a son, Jack at New- Hope, and a daughter, Julie in Florida. The doctor said he has had a very enjoyable practice in Fergus Falls and added that people have been very kind to the medical profession. WASHINGTON (AP)-The Agriculture Department is spending $625,000 to help university research scientists look into the problems of "genetic vulnerability" of major crops in hopes of finding ways to reduce natural threats to U.S. food production. Dr. R.L. 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