The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on April 29, 1976 · Page 15
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 15

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Thursday, April 29, 1976
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Short runway problem seen following crash vestigators say they expect to. spend 10 days to two weeks examining the wreckage of the American Airlines jetliner that crashed as it was landing in the capital of the Virgin Islands two days ago. 428 acres of prairie to be burned Wetland manager Marvin Mansfield, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, reports that 428 acres of native prairie will be burned in May on 11 Waterfowl Production Areas in Grant, Douglas and Otter Tall Counties. Studies have shown that controlled burning is the best investigation for the National Transportation Safety Board. • "We are not trying to analyze the evidence in St. Thomas. We're sending our information to Washington where a three- man team has been assembled to do that" Dreifus said the flight recorder from the cockpit of the plane had been found but that the voice recorder had not been located yet He said the Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines, the Airline Pilots' Association and Boeing, the builder of the plane, were assisting in the investigation. There was no indication, however, when the investigators would interview the pilot, Arthur Bujnowski of Huntington, N.Y., and his first officer and flight engineer. All method of restoring the native escaped with minor injuries. prairie that is now so rare in Witnesses to the crash said this area. The remnant prairie that does remain has become invaded with a dense mat of Kentucky bluegrass, bromegrass, and some woody plants. Burning these invaders during their major growth period sets them back, thus allowing the native plants to grow vigorously in the summer months. The results in one year can be amaiing. The invaders are weakened and replaced by tall natives such as big bluestem, switchgrass and Indiangrass. Prior to the influence of the white man, lightning-caused fire was a common and natural occurrence on the prairie. As a result, large areas often burned, limited only by natural barriers. Prairie plants were the Boeing 727 jet from New York overshot the landing mark, crashed through a link fence at the end of the runway and broke up in flames in the service area of a filling station across the road from the airport. The pilots' association contends that the airport's 4,550- foot main runway is too short for big jets. But Mkhael T. Fenrf, the FAA's area manager, said his agency considers the airport safe. "It's either safe or unsafe, and the FAAhas found it safe," he said. The plane carried 81'passen- gers and seven crew members. The transportation safety board announced Wednesday night that 35 bodies had been recovered and that three Area savings are being noted maintained and the invasion of- persons were missing. Twenty undesirable plants was of the survivors were prevented. hospitalized GRAND D ADDY FLAG OF THEM ALL - Tw« painters on » scaffold are dwarfed as they paU the side of the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Keuedy Space Center ii Florida. Workers are «xa- pk ting the world's largest American flag ever painted. The flag, mearariig III tut wide ud 2*9 fett long, adorns the side at the 525-foot-high txildinj as part of the center's Btmtoulal ExposlUia on Science and Technology. (AP Wlrtpboto) Stop-Carter movement has failed By WALTER R. HEARS J. Shapp, who quit the presi- AP Special Correipoadent dential campaign. Sen. Birch Bayh and former Sen. Fred R. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Harris, two more dropouts, had Jimmy Carter has • virtually one per cent apiece. ' wiped out his active opponents In the delegate competition, for the Democratic presidential the vote counting was slower, nomination, and now he is Two districts weren't even tall- ready to confront Sen. Hubert ying ballots until Friday. But H. Humphrey if it comes to the partial count showed a sur- that ' prising pattern in Carter's fa- i It may not, if Carter can keep rolling at the rate he managed in Pennsylvania's presidential primary election, rle won Tuesday's popular vote with 36 per cent and a landslide margin over Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington. And he held a surprising lead today as the ballots were counted in the separate election of national convention delegates. Carter beat the field, and he also beat the union leaders and organization Democrats who had tried lo stop him for Humphrey's sake. It was his seventh primary victory in nine tries, and it may have been his most important because it- came against the odds and the organizations. Furthermore, it gave him new momentum to carry into a hectic si* weeks in which 22 states will hold their primary elections. Carter is running again Saturday in the Texas primary, and he hopes the Pennsylvania outcome wfll bolster his cause there. He is entered in four states next Tuesday. This is not to say that Carter has the nomination won; he acknowledges there is a long way to go, and he said in advance that a Pennsylvania win would, not make him unstoppable. But everybody who has tested him so far has lost, and if the former Georgia governor is going to be stopped now, it apparently will have to be done by challengers who have not yet been in the arena. Jackson can't do it. He had everything going for him in Pennsylvania, but he ran a distant second. He chose the state for a major lest against Carter, and got beat on his own territory. Rep. Morris K. Udall of Arizona ran third. Udall's campaign is heavily in debt, and he is still looking for his first victory against major competitors. Nonetheless, Udall, like Jackson, said he means to keep running and will campaign all the way to the convention. With 85 per cent of the 9.S38 precincts counted, the Pennsylvania vote read: Carter 417,344 or 37 per cent. Jackson 316,542 or 25 per cent Udall 241,344 or 19 per cent. Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace I«,443 or 11 per cent. Antiabortion candUte Ellen McCormack had 3 per cent So did Pennsylvania Gov. Milton vor. With 72 per cent of the precincts counted, would-be-delegates committed to Carter led for 61 national convention seats, uncommitted Democrats for 44. Udall was ahead for 24, Shapp for 17, Jackson for 17 and Wallace for 3. Those figures were sure to change before the count was completed. But they pointed to a Carter upset in competition Jackson had expected to win. Jackson's labor and party alliances were more important in the complex, crowded delegate competition than in the preferential vote. Nonetheless, Carter was ahead. There is substantial Humphrey support among the uncommitted delegates, but no one is sure exactly how much. There also is Jackson support there and among the Shapp dele- gates, but, again, the numbers are not clear. Carter said he thought it would be several weeks before the real preferences of the 178- ntember Pennsylvania delegation are known. President Ford won the Republican primary without opposition, since Ronald Reagan skipped Pennsylvania and is making his next stand in Texas on Saturday. Ford, campaigning in Long- new, Tex., took a moment to assess the Democratic race and said he thought it pointed to Carter as the nominee. "... I don't see how the Democratic smoke-filled rooms in New York can take the nomination away from him," Ford said. 'Carter seemed to feel the same way. He called Humphrey a good Democrat who knows that party unity is essential. He also said Democrats would suffer in November if they nominated a candidate who has spurned the primaries, the way Humphrey has. There will be campaign newcomers testing Carter next month. Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. of California is running in Maryland and began his national campaign there today. Sen. Frank Church of Idaho will face Carter in Nebraska on May 11. Their arrival may change the pattern, may cause Carter problems. But as matters stand now Humphrey appears to be the one Democrat In a pcstion to head off Carter, and the odds seem to be mounting against him. Humphrey is positioning himself to enter the race after the primaries, if there is still a chance for a late-running entry. There may be, but Carter's Pennsylvania victory made^it less likely. A divided verdict in the primaries, with one winner this week and another next, would serve the strategy of the Democrats who prefer Humphrey. The more states Carter wins, the less room there is for late maneuvering on Humphrey's behalf, and the less the chance of a brokered convention in which a nonprimary candidate could bargain his way to nomination. Said Humphrey, "I want to see the Democratic party win. If Jimmy Carter can win, I'm not going to try and stop him at all." Mannequin work world conveyed GEHING, Neb. (AP) - Max Schachter's world is strewn with broken heads, cracked torsos and loose limbs. He refinishes mannequins for a living. "The way I look at a mannequin is the way I see a woman," says Schachter, 62. "The first thing I think of when I see that mannequin is, 'How will women look at that? 1 " Schachter, who started his trade at 14, uses a van to pick up broken forms from stores in a seven-state area. He repairs them in his Scottsbluff .shop. Skull injuries are taped, then covered with spackling to smooth out the shape. Broken and bruised spots first must be sanded. When body parts are beyond repair, Schachter makes new ones from clay. "When you're going down a highway with a carload of mannequins, or carrying a body in your hands, you get more giggles and laughs than you can imagine," he said. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A four-week strike has crippled public transportation anil dirtied Golden Gate Park, But it has saved the city more money than the planned pay cuts which precipitated it, the city's controller says. Controller John Farrell said Tuesday the strike has brought a net savings of nearly (7.5 million. That is nearly (2 million, more than the planned (5.V-inil- h'on pay cut for about 1,800 laborers, carpenters, plumbers and streetsweepers. The city employes struck March 31 after the Board of Supervisors approved pay cuts of several hundred to several thousand dollars a year for each worker. Carpenters' salaries, for example, were cut from (21,800 to $17,240, some streetsweepers from $17,300 to (12,000. The supervisors' action was based on a referendum last fall in which voters repealed the lucrative city employes' pay formula. Now, four weeks later, "we have a pretty good picture as far as the costs," Controller John Farrell said. "We're, showing a surplus." One side of the ledger shows a revenue loss of about (504,-flOO, including (96,000 from parking tickets, (144,000 from parking meters, (67,000 in golf course fees and (100,000 in zoo admissions and concessions. In addition, there is about (320,000 in police overtime. But those costs are outweighed by savings of almost (3 million in wages and salaries normally paid to trade union members and drivers of the Municipal Railway's buses, cable cars and trolleys. "The net savings is particularly good in the Muni where there has been a (156,000-a-day savings and a (66,000 daily revenue loss from the fare boxes," Farrell said. The Muni drivers, not on strike, are reported reconsidering their refusal to cross picket lines. They "have lost about (1,100 each. At the same time, there has been great loss and inconvenience to Muni's 250,000 regular daily customers — and to others in the city. Downtown merchants report their average monthly business of about (42 million down 10 to 25 per cent. School officials say high absenteeism has oat them between (40,000 and (111,000 in state aid. There are also signs of lack of maintenance personnel — such as a huge water main rupture in Golden Gate Park which created a 40-foot geyser Tuesday. Private repair contractors were called in. Meanwhile, talks were held between strike kaders and the city negotiator. Executive Secretary John Crowley of the Central Labor Council said AFL-CIO president George Meany would send a representative here, Fergus Fills (Mi.) kirul Thurs., April 29,1976 Ijj Waldheim sets tour UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. lAP) - U.N. Secretary- General Kurt Waldheim is embarking on a two-week official tour of central Africa beginning Monday, according to U.N. sources. Waldheim's first stop will be at Nairobi, Kenya, where he will open a three-week session of the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development. • A Note Front Kirby ... • T"Stop In For A Few Games Of Football - ^ 4 You'll Find Plenty of Competition" 4 • Finest Amusement Center • L "Have Fun At Finest" 124 South Vine Street MUCK TRUCKS - IKE MOST POPULAR, FASTEST SELLING HEAVY-DUTY CONVENTIONAL DIESEL TRUCKS IN THE WORLD! CONTACT: W. B. "BILL" SUHR. JR. Feigos Falls PhoneJ18-736-3769 Fargo -....'. Phone 701-282-6611 Representing Your Mack Truck Distributor: MIDWEST MACK, INC. 1-29 and Main A«nue • Fargo, North Dakota New Micks, Used Macks, Peterbilts, K«nworths, Freight Liners, etc... If we haven't got it, we'll find it! PARTS ANB SERVICE AMIUE AT: Fliji him* Fergis Falls Midwest Mack, lie Fargt f How to buyalawn mower. 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