The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 21, 1976 · Page 13
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 13

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Friday, May 21, 1976
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Bl bomber delayed by senate * Prices Plane hijacked in Philippines WASHINGTON (AP)-After voting to delay production of the controversial Bl bomber, the Senate now faces decisions on whether lo approve other weapons requested by the Pentagon. Votes are expected Monday on proposals to deny 1322 million for production of 60 additional Minuteman 111 missiles and to delay building of additional Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft until NATO decides to buy the AW ACS for European defense. Reversing an earlier decision by the House, the Senate Thurs- HEARING AID BATTERIES Zenith brand —to tit all sizes and All other models! twins t IEKTII MVC i:!«ini!! WHITE WES1IKGHOUSE APPLIANCES THEENERGV SAVERS QUAKE'S TV & APPLIANCE Phone 736-5684 201W. Lincoln . Fergus Falls day voted 44 to 37 to delay pro- ductjon of the Bl bomber until next Feb. 1, which is 12 days after the next presidential inaugural ion. Production of the first of a 244-bombor fleet could then proceed only if the president certified that it is in the national interest. Sen. John Culver, D-Iowa, sponsor of the delaying amendment, said the proposal would allow "the next president" to review completed test data on the Bl and make a judgment "free of election year politics." The House voted 210-177 on April 8 against a similar proposal to defer spending $860 million in Bl production money until Feb. 1. The issue now goes to a House-Senate conference and will be subject to final votes in both chambers. Alter the Senate vote, Pentagon spokesman William Greener said, "It was a shame that almost one-fifth of the Senate was not present to participate in the vote." Culver said the Pentagon had already decided to begin Bl production to replace the aging U.S. fleet of K2 bombers, although tests of prototypes are only about half completed and costs continue to mount. Estimating the cost of the Bl program at $21.6 billion, Culver argued that Congress would be "buying a pig in the poke" in approving production before tests are completed and alternatives are reviewed. Before agreeing to delay the Bl program, the Senate voted 46-33 to turn down an amendment by Sen. George McGovern, IW.D., to kill the Bl by denying all funding. -Chairman John C. Stennis, D- Miss., of the Senate Armed Services Committee defended Genuine A Complete Line of COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL GARAGE DOORS Electric Garage Door Operators We service all garage doors and operators! OVERHEAD DOOR CO. OF FERGUS FALLS Call (218) 736-1876 Safes & Stnriee LIFE, HEALTH, GROUP INS., BUSINESS, ; ANNUITIES, PENSI8N PUNS • Serving Famiies and •; Business in Entire Area ^ DEAN NORDSTROM ' Balfc Lake-864-8166 /Fergus Falls-736-7239 NEW YORK LIFE WS. CO. 201 'AH. Lincoln-Fergus Falls _ MICHAEL LUNNING 3 feigns Fah-736-3345 H Fergus Falls • 736-7239 the Bl as an essential part of the nation's "triad" of strategic bombers, land and sea-based missile's. Sen. Barry Goldwater, R- Ariz., who has piloted a Bl test model, supported production of the supersonic aircraft, but said he would rather see the program killed outright than delayed. He said Bl workers will face layoffs and begin quitting their jobs if Washington signals "we're not going to buy this plane or that we're going to delay four, five, or sui months." Today in history By The Associated Press Today is Friday, May 21stj the 142nd day of 1976. There are 224 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1956, the first hydrogen bomb was exploded. The test by the United States- took place at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. ' On this date: In 1471, England's King Henry VI died in the Tower of London. In 1542, the Spanish explorer, Hernando de Solo, died while searching for gold and treasure along the Mississippi River. In 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh reached Paris, completing the first solo flight across the Atlantic. In 1948,' Pres ident Harry Truman sent Congress a special message proposing statehood for Alaska. In 1967, more than 300 people died in a department store fire in Brussels, Belgium. Ten years ago: Former President Dwight Eisenhower proposed changing the Atomic Energy Act to permit the sale of nuclear weapons and nuclear submarines to NATO nations. Five years ago: An international expedition'plagued by bad weather and other problems turned back from an attempt to scale the unconquered southwest face of Mount Everest. One year ago: Three terrorists shot and killed two U.S. Air Force officers in Iran's capital of Teheran. Thought for today: There is only one thing people like that is good for them: a good night's sleep — Ed Howe, American writer, 1851-1937. Continued from page 1 Another potential trouble spot in the inflation outlook results from the pace of the economy's recovery from recession. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the nation's over-all economic output increased at an annual rate of 8.5 per cent during the first quarter. The gain in the nation's Gross National Product was up from a preliminary estimate of 7.5 per cent and exceeded all predictions. Some concern now is being expressed by econo- er who held a .^caliber pistol mists that if the economy con-, to the pilot's head, authorities tinues to grow at such rates, it MANILA, The Philippines (AP) — Six men described as Moslem tribesmen hijacked a Philippines Airlines — PAL — jet with more than 100 persons' aboard today and forced It to land at Zamboanga on the island of Mindanao, military authorities said. The hijackers demanded (375,000 ransom and a DCS plane to fly them to Libya, sources said. Soldiers surrounded the plane and punctured iLs tires to keep it from taking off. Officials were negotiating with a hijack- could lead to a big increase in demand for goods of all kinds, which would put new pressures on prices. Meanwhile, there were these economic developments: -Shell Oil Co. said it has raised its nationwide gasoline price by one cent a gallon. Shell said the hike was to account for increased costs of crude oil —The Ford administration continued its attack on a bill that would set a national goal of cutting the national unemployment rate to 3 per cent in four years. Alan Greenspan, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and Federal Reserve Board member Charles Partee told a Senate panel the goal was arbitrary, inflationary and could cost the government billions of dollars. Blind teacher fired, is due bock wages MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin teacher fired after he went blind should be rehired and paid back wages of between $45,000 and $50,000, the state Equal Rights Division has recommended. Richard Fischer, 40, of Merrillan, said the decision Thursday "not only means a great deal to me, but to many blind people throughout the work). The blind will get another chance to show the public they are more than someone who has to sit back and not do anything." The decision came 2W years after the end of lengthy hearings. Fischer, a father of four, became totally blind after developing diabetic retinapathy in 1971. The Memllan School Board voted on April 17,1972, not to renew his contract. said. Officials said there were 103 passengers and six crewman aboard the BAC111 jet, which sources said was commandeered shortly after it took off from Davao, 250 miles west of Zamboanga, on the other side of Mindanao. Six foreigners were believed to • be among the passengers. The pilot, Capt. Jovencio Lagaso, radioed the Davao airport 22 minutes after take off that the plane was "under hijack conditions," and be was "proceeding to Zamboanga under instructions," the sources said. At least 100 soldiers and three armored personnel carriers with machine guns surrounded the plane at the Zamboanga international airport, 530 miles south of Manila, witnesses said. The hijacking was the third in the Philippines this year and the fourth in seven months.- Military authorities identified, the hijackers as Maranaos, members of a Moslem ' tribe' from the provinces of North and South Unao in north-central Mindanao, the scene of recent heavy fighting between dissidents who are seeking independence for the ard and the armed forces of President Ferdinand E. Marcos' martial law goverment. The military authorities identified the hijackers as: Pend- atun Danansa, alias Jack Zapata; Nasser Nuhda; Omonda Donangsa; Makaliwang Tairan; Leong Raja, alias Tahil; and a man known only as Ibrahim, alias Copra. They gave no other details about the men. Two of the three men who seized a PAL plane in another Mindanao city, Cagayan de •taps Fills (Mi.) knil 1,1976 Oro, on April 7 were also identified as Maranao. They and their leader finally new to Libya at the end of the eight-day- long hijacking. Marcos ordered tighter security procedures following that hijacking. Nonce FOR ONLY '73.00 HAVI YOUR DOO OBEDIENCE TRAINED 30-Day twWni pwtod .His will iui (to Hai 1«§ Oil) RULE ANN'S KENNELS nut m-im In respect to the memory of MARLO SAMP Swanson Equipment, Ine. will be closed Saturday afternoon On the ^ local scene faUi Thank You. 1 My sincere thanks to the voters who supported my election to the School Board. \ 1 thank the entire School District for their interest and the tcemendous turnout at the polls. Grass fire Fergus Falls firemen were called to 509 W. Cherry at 3:52 p.m. Thursday to extinguish a grass fire. Accident reported Cars driven by Donna Stich, 120 W. Oianning and Kenneth Swanson, Fergus Falls Route 5, collided at Peck Street and Pebble Lake Road Thursday. City police reports estimated damage at 1200 to Stich's car and $400 to Swanson r s. Insurance claims advice Brian Pennington, an insurance investigator representing the Minnesota State Insurance Division in hearing complaints about insurance claims and policies, will be available to the public in Fergus Falls at the Minnesota Employment Services Office on Friday, June 4, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. x This service is free and no appointments are required. Early attendance with all related insurance papers will help. Pennington is interviewing all complainants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Complaints may also be made by mail to the State Insurance Division, Metro Square Building, St. Paul 55101. MENARD AGRI-BUILDINGS "THE MCNARD AOrttBUHUlNGS SALESMAN H PLAN A BULBING TO MY NEEDS PERrKTUr "THE MENARD BUUMGCKWOB AfJgJOB." «T All TW GOOO MWS - STOf HITO THi HtAIWT MtMARD Mt» tUUXMGf 1A1H OfflCfJMCN/lftD S HAVE A MUSMM OH DUTY OK MM. TMS COUPON TOOAT- YOUTJ. K GIAD YOU Wd f Box 22 Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Phone:(218)739-3329 Helicopter gets *2 parking ticket fine MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)- State Adj. Gen. Carl D. Wallace has been fined $2 for illegally parking, on the lawn at Middle Tennessee State University — in his helicopter. The ticket 'issued Thursday evening listed the vehicle's make as "helicopter," style as "two-door" and size as "big." * Primary Continved from page 1 tally unfounded." In an hour-long interview with reporters from Kentucky, the President-said he is convinced the primary in Kentucky will "be a very dose 'contest" In other developments on the political front Thursday: • -The New York Daily News said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who repeatedly has said he, would not seek the Democratic nomination, would accept a genuine draft. The News, in a copyright story, said Kennedy also has decided he would run for vice president oh a ticket headed by Minnesota Sen. Hubert. H. Humphrey. Kennedy wasn't available for comment, but told CBS News his decision not to seek the nomination was unchanged. -Humphrey, whose backers announced formation Thursday of a committee to draft the Minnesota senator for the Democratic nomination, said in Cherry Hill, N.J., his analysis of the campaign so far indicates "there is no first-ballot victory" in sight. 1 Humphrey has said heis not a candidate for the nomination but would accept a convention draft 'He said he had not authorized creation of the organization announced earlier in the day in Washington by Rep. Paul Simon, D-D1., and Erie County, N.Y., Democratic Chairman Joseph Crangle. , —Carter, in Los Angeles on Thursday, said he intends to beat Brown hi Brown's hwne- •'state primary even though the California governor will get "a lot of delegates." Carter said he has canceled a planned trip home to Plains, Ga., this weekend, adding instead three more days to his Oregon campaign schedule. —Church, in Portland as Carter spoke, took the former Georgia governor's plans for more work in Oregon as a sign of his own strength. "I think he's responding to .what his polls must tell him," Church said. "I don't have money to buy polls. I sense there's a surge in my candidacy." CLIP AND SAVE Bring in this Coupon for a LUBE SPECIAL Get ready for spring with an oil change and lubrication. • Change Oil - S Qts. Golden 'D' •Grease • Filter Complete OTTER TAIL CO-OP OILS, INC. 203 WEST WASHINGTON Coupon Expires May 28,1976 I I I I I NOTICf TO MINNESOTA MOTOR SERVICE CUSTOMERS Due to our parts department fire we repel Hut DC are forced to close our mechanical shop until further notice. We are completely replacing our parts intenkmr and wil announce the opening of our sendee department as soon as possWe. 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