The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 24, 1976 · Page 1
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Concorde disaster averted WuJournal 103rd YEAR NO. 124 RERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA54537 MONDAY, MAY 24, mt SINGLE COPY 15c WASHINGTON. (AP)-The first two Concordes to fly commercially into the United Slates touched down at DulJes International Airport today after beating the sun across the Atlantic. One came within 400 feet of colliding with a third aircraft, its pilot radioed. the Dulles control tower had banned all flights from within out further incident. Later, in an interview inside the terminal building, Todd dejared: "There was no problem. We had been very properly warned. We knew he was there" "So you can't really characterize it as a near-miss," Todd sail He said the aircraft was a single-engine light plane which -__^_. ,.„ ..___. o ,, ...Qu.i. **b' Jk piairc: wmill 15 miles of the airport as the flew "about WO feet right above British Airways and Air France """ Concordes, flying only two minutes apart, neared the airport. However, a controller radioed to "Speed Bird," the code name for the • British plane, that a light aircraft had appeared in his vicinity, and Capt. Brian Calvert routinely- acknowledged the warning. About a half-minute later, the co-pilot of the British plane, Capt. Norman Todd, radioed: "Incidentally, we just missed that fellow by about WO feet." Both Concordes landed with- Kennedy backing foreseen MADISON, Wis. (AP) Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy probably would accept a genuine draft for the Democratic presidential nomination, a longtime Kennedy family strategist predicted Saturday. Wisconsin Gov. Patrick J. Lucey, who worked in the presidential campaigns, of John and Robert Kennedy, talked about their brother's presidential prospects at a meeting of the Wisconsin Associated Press. The Massachusetts senator took himself out of the running as a potential presidential candidate Ing ago, betspecutetioo that he might be persuaded to enter the race arose last week. James Wieghart of the New York Daily News reported Friday that Kennedy would accept a draft to run for president or agree to be thf running mate of Minnesota Sen. Hubert Humphrey. Kennedy described the report as speculation and said tus<de- cision not to become a candidate remained unchanged. But Lucey's comments Saturday gave renewed weight to speculation that a move might be underway to get Kennedy'on the national ticket this fall. "I think Jimmy's story was probably pretty accurate," Lucey said of the Daily News report. "I (hink thaf Teddy probably would respond (to a draft.)" ' 'I also have reason to believe that Teddy would run for vice The two supersonic jets car- rkd passengers at the speed of a bullet. ' The first to land was the British plane, which left London at one minute past noon, London time, and arrived in Washington six minutes before noon EOT. There is four hours' time difference between the two cities; The British plane was four, minutes behind schedule. Nonetheless, its night took three hours and'53 minutes, contrasted to seven hours and 20 minutes by subsonic flight The French airliner touched down less than a minute later. It had departed Paris five minutes after the British plane left London. The two jets streaked across the ocean at up to 1,350 miles an hour This weekend Rains seen as unlikely The British jet carried 76 REDUCED TO A TRICKLE - Water normally rushes over the . t . „ „- Day ton Hollow Dam south of Fergus Fallls at a respectable rate Ihis time of year, but lack of moisture hds reduced the flow to almost zero. Dams in the area are all in about the same shape, according to R.O.M. Grutle of Otter Tail Power Company. Tne passengers, the French British Airways said W of its 76 passengers paid full fare. Air France said 70 of its 80 passengers paid full fare. The Concorde has a capacity of 100 passengers, but both airlines said they are reducing loads for the first few months to determine how many persons can be carried safely while the planes maintain adequate fuel reserves. Neither airline said it could tell exactly how many passengers paying full fare are needed on each flight to make a profit, but British Airways estimated it would need 85 or (6 to break ewn. '• - •• ••--'• —~~ A crowd, estimated unofficially at between 2,000 and 3,000 persons, started gathering more than two hours before the iConcirdes) Continued on page 12 substantial reduction In riverflow is evidenced by the fact that tbe hydro unit at Friberg Dam, which normally ruus 24 bonrs a day, has dropped to 18 hours. The water level is comparable to what il normally might be in July or August, Grtjtle says. (Journal photo by Bill Bank) Hearing examiner's office can be used by local governments ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP> Minnesota's newest state government agency is tucked away on the third floor of a nondescr- - ipt brick building lathe Midway area of St. Paul. And it's got a name that might confuse people. It's called the "Office of Hearing Examiners," but it's not a place to have your ears checked. ' The new agency provides people who conduct hearings for most other departments of state government. In some other states and in the federal government, such persons are known as administrative law judges. The new agency was created by the 1575' legislature but didi)'t go into effect until last January. Kissinger visits Sweden STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Prime Minister Olot Palme met for three hours Monday in an effort to restore the friendly relations between the Swedish and American governments that went sour over the Indochina war. The secretary of state's arrival from West Germany Sunday was preceded by one of the biggest demonstrations in Swedish history against a for- president with Hubert Humph- sign vi sitor. About 12,000 people rey" at the bead of the ticket, marched to the gates of tbe U.S Uicey said. marched to the gates of the U.S. Embassy shouting "Kissinger On the inside On the local scene. Page 2 Area happenings. Page 9 Fergus girl's art selected as state Christmas seal. Page 13 Grant County pioneers prepare to roll. Page 14 • • is a war criminal" and "Crush imperialism." After their meeting, Kissinger and Palme talked briefly with newsmen and reported "a good exchange of views." Kissinger acknowledged that some differences of opinion exist, particularly concerning East-West relations. He added ,that "There are many areas of convergence ... and there are many areas on which we should exchange views. "Our perspectives are not- identical in .many areas," Kissinger said. This was an apparent reference to his oftenvoiced concern over the threat of communism in Western Europe. Palme also asked many- questions about the so-called Sonnenfeldt doctrine. This involves a statement by Helmut Sonnenfeldt, the State Department counsellor on the stability of relations between the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The secretary said African and Latin-American questions were also covered in his talks with Palme, which began with a two-hour session Sunday night. Palme praised as "highly remarkable" Kissinger's statement earlier this month favoring Kack majority rule in southern Africa. The Swedish prime minister stressed to reporters that the important thing is that despite differences of opinion the United States understands the basic Swedish foreign policy of neutrality. Palme had been one of the most vocal non-Communist critics of U.S. policy in Southeast Asia during the Nixon administration. Relations deteriorated to the point where the two governments called their ambassadors home for an extended period. The ambassadors have returned' to their posts and during his recent visit to the United States King Carl XVI Gustaf invited I Kissinger) Continued on page K . •> Although most Minnesotans probably don't know it exists, the man in charge of the' Office of Hearing Examiners says the public is the gainer. Duane R. Harves, 35, a Bum- sville lawyer, was chosen by Gov. Wendell Anderson to head the office after an apprenticeship in the slate securities division. "I feel it's one of the most significant pieces of legislation _ to protect the rights of the public before administrative agencies," Harves said in an interview. In a nutshell, the professional state examiner functions as a neutral umpire when a stale agency proposes a new rule, or sets out to discipline someone, or listens to requests for higher rates. In the past, each agency' has furnished its own in-house Weather roundup Mostly clear through Tuesday. Low tonight in mid or upper 40s. Highs Tuesday in mid or upper 70s. East to southeast winds becoming light and variable tonight. High Sunday 76 Overnight Low 44 At 8 a.m. 59. At Noon 72. Precipitation 24 hours ending 8 a.m. today: None Tempe ratures 0»e Year Ago Maximum 80 Minimum 50 hearing officer. In effect, the agency proposed its own rules, furnished its own hearing officer and then retired to the -back room to make the decision. Under the new system, the hearing officer assumes a rule entirely new to Minnesota government. In theory, he'll listen • just as closely to an objecting citizen as to a powerful state agency. Harves has 13 examiners and plans -to hir.e two more. The staff includes six court reporters. In most cases, the examiner does not decide the case. He listens to all the evidence and makes a recommendation. Then, it's up to the agency to decide. For example, a hearing officer will listen to arguments on the location of power lines for the Environmental Quality Council, to telephone and electricity rate matters for the Public Service Commission, and to complaints about doctors for the Board of Medical Examiners. In each case, the council, commission or board is free to accept or reject the findings of the hearing examiner. In Harves 1 view, a law-trained examiner can run public hearings more smoothly, get the evidence in more quickly, keep witnesses from straying and generally expedite things. "It formalizes the procedures, but one of our main efforts is to safeguard those who appear without a lawyer," Harves said. The hearing examiner usually explains at the start what a hearing is about, how it will proceed and what the By The Associated Press There were prayers Sunday for rain, but a National Weather Service forecaster said there's little hope the two- month dry spell will end this week. The dry northern Minnesota forests are even more explosive today. "It doesn't look very hopeful for rain in Minnesota, into Thursday or longer," a National Weather Service forecaster' said Sunday, after a large rain area in the Great Plains failed to penetrate the Minnesota border. There were heavy showers in portions of southern south Dakota and Iowa, including 1.2 inches of rain at Sioux City, Iowa. But only a trace of rain occurred in the southwest corner of Minnesota, the Minneapolis-St. Paul office of the Weather Service said. The prayers for rain were organized Sunday at churches in the Willmar "and Glenwood areas of west central Minnesota — where soil moisture is so short this spring that germination of crops is threatened. Eight fires reported Sunday included a blaze that swept over 18 acres of a jackpine plantation 12 miles southeast of Virginia. A state forester in the Duluth area, Jerry Murphy, said the fire was believed set. A helicopter dropped water on the flames and local and state firefighters controlled the blaze. Firefighters were abte to control the weekend fires in short order, but were aided by the fact that winds were light, officials said. ''There's quite a Jot of sitting around while the ulcer grows in your stomach, waiting for that big one to break out," Stale Fire Protection Forester Ray Hitchcock said today. Many firefighters and pilots haven't had a day off in three weeks or more as the fire danger continues to build. Many 24- hour days have been logged fighting a fire and then standing by to make sure the blaze is truly out. There were about eight woodland and grassland fires in Minnesota Saturday. The largest burned about 50 acres in a swamp and brush area near . Brainerd. Firemen couldn't get their equipment to the fireline, so they let the Maze go until it reached a road, slate officials said. A staff forester for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Chris Olson, said that conditions are so dry alter eight weeks without significant rainfall that some fires are burning down to the roots of trees and into peat beneath ground level. Fergus woman heads state Mrs. Jaycees Mrs. Carolyn Will of Fergus Falls was elected state president for the 3,500-member Mrs. Jaycees of Minnesota, at the group's annual convention held this past weekend in Duluth. An additional honor was bestowed on Mrs. Will at the afternoon luncheon «hen Mrs. Diane Bennett, Brooklyn Park, and immediate past state president, surprised Mrs. Will by presenting her with the organizations i highest honor, the "Key Woman Award." This is a newly established award, given only to -those Mrs. Jaycees who have Continued on page 12 CAROLYN WILL distinguished themselves through their involvement in the organization. She was nominated by the South St. Paul Mrs. Jaycees, her former chapter. Mrs. Will joined the South St. Paul Mrs. Jaycees in 1967 and has held every office within that chapter. She is also a member of the Inver Grove Heights Mrs. Jaycees. She has served as state secretary, state parliamentarian, state vice president for District 16 and first executive rice president. In January she joir.ed the Fergus Falls Mrs. Jaycees and has been active in this chapter. Other awards she has been honored with include outstanding board member, Mrs. Jaycec of the Year and outstanding member. She also received the Presidential Trophy. South St. Paul honored her with the Distinguished Service Award, resulting in her being a TOYJf (Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans) honoree in 1S76. Carolyn was also nominated to appear in the 1976 edition of "Outstanding Young Woman of America." Ste and her husband Larry, reside at 621 South Sheridan with their two children Debbie and Matthew. Mrs. Will will preside at her first state convention July 15 and 17, when Fergus Falls will host the 1976 Summer Awards Convention. Ford seeking support of New York delegates RIBBON-CUTTING AT SITELTERrD WORKSHOP - Mayor Barter* D»ool» wfetded Ibc scissors Saturday as a rMMKcttiig kighligbted (pen toast activities at I.ak< Region Rehabilitation Industries' KW sheltered workshop bntWag. About CM 1" 7N penpk attended tke <pei tmoe. Ann** those preseit wen, kit to right. Bnrke McCormlck, Ron Okerstron, Rkhtrd Biker, D»nrti Butt, Jta Wolfe, J«hn Snowberj, DonAo, Ted Hegsett, Ron Bsrt, Card Vanderltaden, Stan Srtnarti; Bert Hovland and Charte Angus. | Journal photo by Roth N'orrls) ALBANY, N.Y.(AP)- President Ford was expected to gel a boost today in his campaign against challenger Ronald Reagan as leaders of New York's Republican organization met to decide whether to swing the uncommitted slate delegation behind the President State Republican Chairman Rich-rd Rosenbaum, who called the meeting of the stale's delegation to the August GOP convention in Kansas City, said he would ask the 154 delegates to back Ford. Vice President Xelson Rockefeller, who appointed Rosenbaum and still exerts major influence on the state's Republican politics, was one of the delegates scheduled to attend the meeting. Ford was in California today, campaigning for that state's June 8 primary. GOP leaders said they expected at least 100 of the Sew York delegates, ar.d perhaps as many as 130, to follow Rosenbaum's lead. Rosenbaum predicted Sunday that "in excess of 100" delegates would do so. When first disclosed last week, the impending N'cw York move was expected to push Ford to a healthy lead over Reagan in the nationwide delegate count. But Ford pulled ahead over the weekend without New York's help, picking up 55 delegates in state conventions to 14 for Reagan and getting the backing of 88 previously uncommitted Pennsylvania dele- gates. That gave Ford a 578-540 lead in committed delegates. Ford could be trailing again by Wednesday without the swing by New York delegates, Rosenbaum said Sunday. Idaho, Oregon. Nevada. Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas hold primaries Tuesday, and Reagan is favored to pick up many of the 176 delegates at stake in those six stales. Backers of both Ford and Reagan predicted Sunday ftat the challenger probably will win four of the six primaries. Sen. John Tower of Texas, a Ford supporter, said the President "win do well to win two of them." He said he feels Ford is safe in Oregon and has a chance t Ford) Continued on pa do \2

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