The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 7, 1976 · Page 5
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Baker honored for special education Richard M. Baker, Fergus Falls superintendent of schools was given the Special Person of the Year award by the Park Region Chapter of the National Council for Exceptional Children. The award, the first to be given by the local chapter , was presented to Baker at the Elks dab last night by Orris Leabo, chapter president. In making the award, Leabo . stated that "Baker has shown , continuous support and ' leadership for special education at every level. The strong special education program in the Fergus Falls Public Schools attests to his leadership and support. There has even been an extension of ., the program into the Fergus Falls State Hospital. "Since he assumed the superintendency of the Fergus Falls Public Schools to 1969 he has been instrumental in greatly strengthening the Fergus Falls Special Education Interdistrict Cooperative involving nine school districts. "Under his leadership the program of the special education regional consultant was initiated to 1970. The regional project involves 39 school districts in nine counties In western Minnesota with offices in Fergus Falls. Due to his leadership efforts the regional advisory council was formed in 1971 and he has been rejected to the chairmanship each year since that time, "More recently Baker wu very instrumental in initiating the regional low incidence handicapped project for children with visual, hearing, and orthopedic problems. Perhaps more significantly Baker has served in important leadership roles at the state level. He has served as chairman to the prestigious Minnesota State Advisory Council on Special Education His work as chairman of this council was very exemplary as •the council guided the use of state and federal funds to facilitate growth and expansion in special education throughout the state. "Baker has also served as the president of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators in 1974-75. Anyone knowing Mr. Baker can attest to the fact that he puts the needs of children first and he has always been receptive to children with individual differences." True love story told fergis Falls (Mi.) Area appeninqs... Accident verdict Michael Dean Toso, 206 N . Whitford , was found not guilty Thursday on manslaughter and criminal negligence resulting in death charges in connection with an automobile accident which killed ' two persons last July. He was convicted of driving while intoxicated. Toso was the driver of the ear involved in an accident near Inspiration Peak. Jon Davenport, 26, and Donald Parkhouse, 21, were killed and four others injured. Annual FFA banquet Several Fergus Falls FFA members received awards at the annual banquet held last night at the Holiday Inn. Over 3tt persons attended the formal banquet Paul Schroeder received awards to cow dipping, dairy proficiency, regional star farmer, and revolving dairy trophy. Ted Meyer's awards include the revolving swine, trophy and swine proficiency, with the revolving crop trophy going to James . The Sweetheart trophy was awarded to Diane Fonno and the most outstanding FFAgirl was Sarah Kohlmeyer Mike Koep took the star agribusiness award. Honorary chapter fanner degrees went to Charles Angus Mr and Mrs. Gerald Burau, Hillman Engquist, Robert Dieseth and" Sheldon Holmes. Officers elected for 1976-1977 term include: Donovan Rasmussen, president; Sarah Kohlmeyer, vice president- Vicky Christiansen, secretary; Roger Duvey, treasruer; reporter Doyle Boese; sentinel, Alden L. Davenport; officer at large, Gary Boettger, and chaplain, Jon Petterson. • Special entertainment was provided by lack Brush. Today in history By The Associated Pros Today is Friday, May 7, the 123th day of 1976. There are 238 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1945, at the end of World War H in Europe, the Germans signed unconditional surrender terms at General Dwight D. Eisenhower's temporary headquarters at Rheims, France. On this date: In 1789, the first presidential inaugural ball was held to New York in honor of President and Mrs. George Washington. In 1833, the German composer, Johannes Brahms, was born. In 1915, the British liner, Lusitania, was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine off Ireland, with a loss of more than 1,100 lives. ' In 1939, the military and political alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis was announced by Germany and Italy. In 1943, Allied forces in World War II won a major victory in North Africa as Tunis and BU zerte were liberated. In 1960, Moscow announced that an American pilot shot down over the Soviet Union, Francis Gary Powers, would be put on trial as a spy. Ten years ago: President Lyndon B. Johnson proposed a treaty with the Soviet Union and other space powers outlawing military activity on the moon and denying anyone lunar sovereignty. Five years ago: The United States removed all controls on the use of dollars in U.S. transactions with mainland China. One year ago: Two West German ships trapped in the Suez Canal since the 1967 Arab-Israel War were freed and steamed into Port Said, Egypt under their own power. Today's birthdays: Actress Anne Baxter is 53. Poet Archibald Ma cleish is 84. Thought for today: Miracles sometimes occur, but one has LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Syvella Dummar says she has received several marriage proposals since her brother, Melvin, was named an heir in Howard Hughes' purported (till. But Miss Dummar, 25, said Thursday she has refused them all because the man she really loves hasn't asked yet. "I don't even think he knows I'm in tove with him," she said. Miss Dummar, who works for a security guard firm, said her brother's possible riches have little effect on her. She said she won't ask him for any money, but "I won't refuse it if he does offer." Dummar, who worked in Gabbs, Nev., near Las Vegas, has been named in a hand- scrawled document to receive a one-surteenlh of Hughes' estate. He stands to gain an estimated $100 mfflion-»150 million before taxes, if the will is determined lo be genuine. Ffi May 7, 1976 9 WHITE DRUG OPEN EVERY SUNDAY 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ward last night Aidercoi uld tke Fergus Falfi chap- I's Week has been noted by many oi the 1,1M local Public Meetings The City Council street committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 10, at City Hall, to discuss the Art Johnson addition and downtown truck narking. Fergus Falls Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, May 10, at the library. . Fergus Falls Police Commission meets at 4 p.m. Monday, May 10, at City Hall] AWABD PRESENTED - Orris Leaoo, presided of the Part Region Chapter of the National Council for Exceptional Children P . presents the Special Person of the Year Award to Richard Baker, Enter tO I HOf Fergus Falls superinteadent o* schools. _^ recovering ~~~ LOSANGELES(AP)-Totie Fields, who had her left leg amputated, is resting comfortably in a New York hospital and is expected to return home within 10 days, the comedienne's manager says. Howard Henderstein said Wednesday that Miss Fields has been moved from the intensive care ward at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Conviction is reversed AMIENS, France (AP) - A court has reversed the double murder conviction of a man whose best-selling memoirs, written in prison, turned him into a hero of France's intellectuals. More than 10,000 Frenchmen, including former Premier Pierre Mendes-France, signed a petition on behalf of 32-year- old Pierre Goldman following publication of his "Obscure Memories of a Polish Jew Born in France," in which he described himself & z victim of anti-Semitic and capilalist-ori- ented police persecution. . Goldman claimed a lineup in which he was picked as the murderer was rigged because the other men in it were well- dressed "Nordic types" in contrast with his unkempt, dark- complexioned appearance. Following a two-week retrial, the court acquitted him Tuesday of the murders, but sentenced him to 12 years in prison for three holdups that he admitted. In Arneson-Larson-Milton's BOY'S DOWNSTAIRS STORE Bruxton KNIT SCENES This is just one of the many styles we have in stock. Tailored of acetate and nylon for easy care and handling. For me "now" look in knit sport shirts turn to Bruxton. Sizes 8-20. - Open Tfcgrsday Evenings Until 9:00 O'clock ARNESON-LARSON-MILTON CLOTHES FOR DAD AND LAD! r to work terribly hard for them — Chaim Weizmann, Zionist leader, 1174-1952. Bicentennial footnote: Two hundred years ago today, the colonial revolutionary committee in Pennsylvania urged people to sell their lead dock weights and other lead for six pence per pound, to be con-, verted into musket balls. 2OB WEST LINCOLN AVENUE Make this Mother's Day the one she'll remember. Give her a beautiful Rk^eway floor dock SUNDAY, MAY 9 SHOW MOTHER YOU REALLY CARE Bring Her to the Mother's Day Buffet FEATURING COMPLETE BAKED SUGAR CURED HAM AND CHICKEN BUFFET lla.m.fo3p.m. Serving in Seafarer Room and Pool Area $ 3.95-Adults S 2.95-Children .under 12 HOLIDAY INN Interstate 94 and Minnesota 210 Fergus Falls, Minnesota ,'LIIR (IUIK Exactly as shown in rich cherry. 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