The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 25, 1976 · Page 17
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Grain co-ops take steps * Soil I n Continued on future Soviet sales By DON KE.VDAU. AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON IAP) - A group of farmer-owned cooperatives may have taken a key step toward selling grain to the Soviet Union in w hat coukJ be at least a small breakthrough in a business dominated by so called "international" trading companies, according to grain industry sources. The sale was said to involve at least or.e major regional cooperative FAR-MAR-CO, Hutchinson, Kan, and possibly several others. So quantity or kind of grain was mentioned by the sources. A spokesman for FAR- .MAR-CO said late Monday there would be "no statement made at this time." However, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, which represents co-ops in Washington, has scheduled a news conference Wednesday "to talk about possible grain sales" to the Sonet Union, a spokesman said. No further details were available from the council or the Agriculture Department. One source said several co-op CORRECT/ON ORE-IDA CRINKLE CUT FRENCH FRIES 2-LB PKG. 7*' PIGGLY WIGGLY representatives, including a( least one council official, are in Moscow now. The source said the transaction may involve an "understanding" for future sales rather than a firm, immediate deal. The report of the move by the cooperatives came as a Soviet trade delegation met here Monday with Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Richard E. Bell and other U.S. officials. The meeting, described as routine, was called in accordance with a long term U.S.- Soviet grain agreement signed last fall. Under it, semi-annual "consultation" meetings are to be held to discuss the grain situation in both countries. Department officials said the session with the Russians, led by Boris S. Gordeyev, deputy foreign trade minister, was to continue today. No details of Monday's meeting were disclosed. The Soviet Union has bought 16.5 million metric tons of U.S. grain since last July 1 from 1975 harvests for delivery through Sept. 30 to help make up for a meager grain crop last year. That is grain to help Russia meet current requirements and does not involve the longterm agreement. Under the five-year pact, Russia is supposed to buy six million to eight million tons of wheat and corn annually. If Russia wants more than eight million tons there must be further talks. A metric ton is 2,205 pounds. Although farmer-owned cooperatives handle a large share of grain as it comes from the farm, they have not been able to develop their export business. The big grain sales to -Russia have been dominated for many years by such companies as Continental Grain Co.; Cargill, Inc.; Cook Industries, Inc.; Louis Dreyfus ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR flTTCD GENTRY U11 Lit ELECTRIC COMPLETE ELECTRICAL WIRING DIM YKKIEY PHONE 739-9223 BEEF SALE Front Quarters LB. 73" Sides LB83' Hind Quarters ....LB 99 C Free cutting to your specifications, wrapped in package sire for your family and froien. Cwtem butchering and processing, cattle pick up service available. Call 8434437 Pelican Rapids for appointment. DAVE & TED'S LOCKER PEUCAN RAPIDS 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) .3E-SEJ6 Sales i Service Corp., and the Bunge Corp. II has been a practice for the co-ops to accept grain from producer members, ship it to terminals and then sell it to the big international companies, which then handle the actual exports. For years, some of the large co-ops have wanted to crack this world trade but until now have taken a back seat. Foreclosure plans set ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP)- Sheroc's Holiday Inn Downtown in Rochester will apparently be taken by major, secured creditors. Bankruptcy Judge Jacob Dim filed an order in U.S. District Court Monday terminating all stays, restraints or injunctions that prevented an earlier foreclosure planned last February, Sheroc owes Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. about $3 million, and another $3.85 million to General United Life Insurance Co. and the All American life t Casualty Co. The loans have been in default since last fall. Holiday Inns, Inc., has offered to buy the Rochester motel for approximately J5.3 million, according to testimony in the Sheroc case. Sheroc has a six-month redemption period after the foreclosure sale to attempt to match the sale price. ^Cubans L 1 untie ued from page 1 "The neutrality of some is made possible by the strength and commitment of others," Kissinger said Monday night in a toast at a dinner given for h im by Foreign Minister Sven Andersson. He told a news conference Monday afternoon: "Sweden could not defend itself by itself without the existence of NATO." Questioned repeatedly by the newsmen about the Vietnam war, Kissinger acknowledged that "in retrospect, grave mistakes were made" by the UniledStatesinSoutheast Asia., But he said successive American administrations waged the war with the support of the American people "in the belief that the freedom of other people depended on it." He pointed out that 50,000 Americans died in Vietnam and added: "It was perhaps more painful for those directly involved than for those who have the advantage of perspective" gained by distance and time. Prime Minister Olof Palme and other Swedes were among the leading non-Communist critics of American participation in the Vietnam war. Palme said he invited Kissinger to Sweden to restore relations between the Swedish and American governments to their former friendly status. Kissinger in his dinner speech said he believed "relations have returned to the level of friendship enjoyed in the past." He added, however, that this did not mean the two countries have identical views. The United States must remain aware of its responsibilities to Western defenses against Soviet expansionism, he said. "As the world's greatest democracy, we cannot afford experiments with regard to world security," Kissinger continued. "We cannot run irrevocable risks with regard to world security." As long as Sweden understands this, the United States can accept add support its concept of neutrality, he said. Continued from page 1 keeping th€ number of forest and grassland fires down to 8-10 per day. Before the ban there were 59#l fires daily May 7-10. The weekly crop report said measurable precipitation was reported in less than 20 per cent. of the state last week. Only the southern portions of the southwest and south-central districts close to the Iowa border received more than .25 of an inch. Seasonal rain totals are well below normal for all but the southeast, ranging from two to four inches below normal to near two inches above normal in the extreme southeast corner. The weekly summary said the moisture shortage has placed great stress on all crops throughout the state except in the southeast and each day without substantial moisture reduces yield prospects. Hay Quinlan medical reports conflict DENVILLE, N.J. (AP) Karen Anne Quinlan's family continued to decline comment on their comatose daughter's medical condition Monday amid new published reports on the landmark "right to die'" case. An article in Monday's New York Post said the family is considering moving the 22- year-old Miss Quinlan from St. pital here l< Clare's Hospital here to a nur* ing home. It was reported over the weekend that Miss Quinlan is breathing on her own, having been weaned from a respirator that has kept her alive for more than a year. Another report said Miss Quinlan had been transferred from St. Clare's intensive care unit to a private room. ... - - • . All of the reports quoted un- yields and pasture growth arc named sources. The Quinlan both far below normal. family and attorneys for the Most of the corn has been family, doctors and the hospital planted compared with 63 per •--'---•• •• - ~ cent at this time last year and the normal of 79 per cent, and 64 per cent of the corn crop has emerged compared with 35 per cent in 1974 and the normal of 34 per cent. About 80 per cent of the soybean crop has been planted, compared with 49 per cent last year and the normal of 46 per cent And 16 per cent of the soybean crop has emerged, compared with the normal of 8 per cent. Small grains are mostly emerged, and 81 per cent of the flax crop has been planted compared with 52 per cent last year and the normal of 61 per cent. General Mills names new chief officer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - E. Robert Kinncy, president and chief operating officer of General Mills, will become chief executive officer June 1, the diversified foods firm announced Monday. Kinney, who will remain president of General Mills, replaces James P. McFarland as chief executive officer. McFarland will continue as chairman until he retires at age 65 next Feb. 1. Replacing Kinney as chief operating officer will be H. Brewster Atwaler Jr.; who currently is executive vice president. Kinney, 59, has been president and chief operating officer of General Mills since 1973. Now available-a tax-free individual retirement account! We are now offering an Individual Retirement Account with up to ISpercent (or S!,500 maximum) of your annual salary earning top interest at WESTERN MINNESOTA SAVINGS. This account is completely lax-free until retirement providing you are not presently in a pension plan. \ Owners, Employers, Corporations — this 197X Pension Reform Act lets you set up Individual Retirement Accounts for yourself and your employees. We can fiefp you sel opart If?A plan like this right away. Call Betty Halvorson or Susan Leitch at 734-5623 — or stop in. If you are self employed, ask for details on the Keogh Plan. WESTERN MINNESOTA SAVINGS FSLIC AND LOAN ASSOCIATION FERGUS FALLS - PERHAM-.PELICAN RAPIDS refused to discuss the matter with reporters. "We can neither confirm nor deny any of the reports that are out," a hospital spokesman said. Paul Armstrong, Quinlan ^Marines . Co'nti ailed from page 1 alleged beating death of a mentally retarded Marine recruit in San Diego last year shows the all volunteer force's failure to get acceptable men. Rep. Charles Wilson, D-Tex., said Congress' General Accounting Office concluded .that 43,000 unqualified men and women had been recruited into the volunteer force and said Lynn McClure was one of them. McClure died in March of head wounds suffered in a "pu- gil stick" mock bayonet exercise last December. Witnesses said he continued to be hit after pleading for his life. Wilson said McClure's .mental test score was "obviously fudged in some manner and his police record was •totally falsified" by recruiters to get him into the Marine Corps. McCiure had been arrested for petty theft and breaking windows. Wilson recommended a standby draft be reinvoked so the military would not be under pressure to accept such men to meet quotas. family attorney, called the news reports "ill informed" bu.t declined to say if any were partially correct. On Sunday, Armstrong reissued a statement he released last month when it became apparent no one planned to appeal a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling allowing the Quinlans to permit their daughter to die by- ordering her respirator shut off. "Information about Miss Quinlan's medical condition remains within the sacred realm of the family," the statement said. Last March 31, the Quinlans were granted permission to disconnect the respirator and allow their daughter to die if her doctors stated her condition was hopeless and a hospital ethics board agreed. It is still not known if such a board had been created. Drug price effects are predicted ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down bans on prescription drug advertising was "a landmark decision affirming the consumers' right to know," Minnesota Director of Consumer Services. Sherry Cbenoweth said Monday. But the Supreme Court's opinion will have little effect in Minnesota since the advertising of prescription drug prices has been allowed in the state since 1975. Mrs. Chenoweth predicted the high court's ruling would have -a substantial rippling effect, since the same principles used to ban drug advertising "are presently being applied with equal vigor to the long standing bans against advertising of doctors' and lawyers' fees." Advertising of drug prices was allowed when the slate Board of Pharmacy dropped its ban on price advertising. I The legislature had considered a law formally allowing the use of drug price advertising but did not take a ction when the board rescinded its ban. Iowa rains aid topsoil DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP) Weekend rain put topsoil moisture in generally adequate supply over the stale, Ihe Itwa Crop Reporting Service said Monday. There was significant rainfall over the weekend in the dry Fergus FaOs (Hi.) Tuts., May 25,1976 Jfi northwest district, which will aid corn germination and growth. Corn planting is now 96 per cent complete, the service said. Fifty nine per cent of the corn has emerged W musk SEE Dim SELECTION OF ORGANS! Fun Models, Advanced Organs, Church Organs, Home Organs — in alfnost every style and finish- Even speakers and Chimes for the ultimate in sound! 121-123 East Lincoln Fergus Falls-Dial 739-2246 Small Down Payment Delivers — Easy Terms! Angling for BesT CATCH is at Elliott Dealers now! use... 'GUARANTEED . - . One Coat car«n (sw label on can). DAVE SIEMS DECORATING 204 W Uncoln Ph 739 9070 Ford Continued from page 1 Wallace, who carried Arkansas in his 1968 presidential campaign, is on the Democratic ballot as are Udall and Sen. Henry M. Jackson, seeking 26 delegates. The Republican picture is muddled by the prospect of crossover voting by Wallace supporters. If many of them jump to the Republican primary, Reagan is eipected to be the beneficiary. -IDAHO: Church is expected to win his home state easily and most of the 13 delegates being picked today. Only Carter has filed a delegate slate 'against him, although Udall, Wallace, Jackson, Hubert Humphrey and Fred Harris are on the popular vote ballot.' The most recent polls show Reagan with a wide lead over Ford, and he is expected to take most of the 17 GOP delegates. -KENTUCKY-. Carter has the support of Gov. Julian Carroll, who predicts Carter will take 40 of the 46 delegates. Udall, Wallace, antiabortion candidate Ellen McCormack and H.R. Fifi Rockefeller, a perennial local candidate, also are on the'Democratic ballot On the Republican side, the Reagan-Ford contest is rated a toss-up. But word came from Washington last week that the Ford administration is thinking about seeking a new Supreme Court review of busing, a volatile issue in Kentucky. -NEVADA: Reagan, the former governor, and Brown, current governor, of California are both favored in this next-door state. Carter's workers concede he trails Brown but say they still hope to get a healthy slice of Nevada's 16 delegates. Ford strategists also admit they are trailing but hope to salvage some delegates, since they will be divided proportionally between the candidates. -TENNESSEE: Wallace, on the ballot this year, won Tennessee easily in 1972, but Carter leads in available polls. The 46 Democratic delegates will be divided proportionally. Also on Ihe ballot are Udall, Church and other candidates who have dropped out of the race. Ford predicts a. win in the race for 57 GOP delegates and got some help from a Reagan statement last Saturday that the Tennessee Valley Authority might be sold lo private interests if he is president. All other sets priced to clear! Good thruJunt 1st. WARREN'S TV m East Lincoln Phone 736-3376 Fergus Falls

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