The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on June 8, 1976 · Page 12
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 12

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Tuesday, June 8, 1976
Page 12
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Army Reserve Band to give concert here Council The 451st Army Reserve Band will perform a concert in the X. P. Par* in Fergus Kails Sunday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. as pan of Us Bicentennial concert tour of Minnesota. The band under the baton of Warrant Officer Joseph G. Komrod St. Paul will present a full concert program ranging from the contemporary to the classic. It will stress the country's heritage through its 200-year history. The concert will be free and open to the public. The band's appearance here is part of the continuing community involvement of Company B, 109th Infantry, Army Reserve unit located in Fergus Falls. The concert is being coordinated by Captain Steven A. Jaenisoh. Army Reserve Baud members in a performance. *********************** * Walker Continued from paji'l great" in providing him with food, a place to sleep and a chance to wash the 30 pounds of clothing he carries in his backpack. Johnson, who said he averages 26 miles a day, is on his third pair of boots after wearing out three pair of tennis shoes. He said lennis shoes are good for 600 miles and boots will last 1,000 miles. lie left Minneapolis Monday afternoon headed toward St. Ckiud. Krom there, he planned to travel to Fairmount, N.D., trek through just the extreme Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal TuesJuneS, 1976 southeastern corner of that slate and down into South Dakota. Johnson now carries only a battery-powered radio to keep him company. The IVi-year-old mixed breed dog that had been with him from the start of the trip disappeared while Johnson was in La Crescent, Minn., and Johnson was not able to find him. "If I do hear anything, I will take lime out and hitch back to pick him up," Johnson said sadly. "I spent a lot of lime, training and love on him and 1 war.t him back." When he started on the trip, Johnson said he expected to finish by July 4, but now his goal is the end of November. "I started out thinking six months, but every time I figure up, I still have six months left," he said. He said he doesn't mind the recent heat in Minnesota, which is the warmest spot so far on his trip. "It was 12 below in Massachusetts Jan. 6, and that was much worse," he said. "Making friends is the biggest thing I've enjoyed on this trip," Johnson added. "I figure when I've finished my hike I'll have made friends in every state." Rotert Bigwood Prasldanl MANAGEMENT REPORT TO OTTER TAIL CUSTOMERS 30 Summertime is a Good Time to Conserve Energy Enjoy the comfort of an a : r conditioned home this sc/nmer. but use the electric energy wisely. Our customer use service peaple suggest Mat you should avoid turning your a-r conditioner on and oil or up and frequently. Cooling a room several tirres a day uses more energy than setting your air condilioner on low and leiting i! run. Let your drapes, curtains or wmdow blinds help you keep your house cooi by keep ng then closed. Closed drapes reduce the heat gained mrougn the v;indows. Solar Energy: Fact or Fancy? The possibility o' utilizing the sun (or a limitless supply of er.ergy is becoming more a"C mere Sunlight is sale anc it's non-polluting But how practical is solar energy" 5 Is it a pi"e dream (dating back to 187?]. or is there a scientific basis lor its practicality 55 c 1 if aic: po.ver source? Ahnougi they're exirerr.e.y expensive to build ana operate today, economical on-sile so-a' energy systems a*e beirg developed for heating water and as supplemental soL-ces o( ^eat for space healing. In the winter when the heat is needed mosl. however, the sun shines the leas: Parncu'arly is this true in cur northern climate. It's apparent, Therefore, thai supplement' so'ar energy syslems will be capable of suppling only an extremely sma'l portion of our tolal energy needs. Solar Energy and Research La'ge so^ar po/.er plants also represent a viable energy source for the fulure. . . cerharjssorretinreafter the >ear 2000. Still, much work has lo be done befo:e «e can harness the sun. That's why at Otter Ta : l v.e participate in resea'ch programs directed at (he de-.eloprr-ni o! solar energy. Through ihe Electric Power Research Institute funded by eiectnc s«ch as ours and through our own local research, we're v. or King to 'me the answers Tnis research work, and that of electrical equipment manufacturers anc the lederal government, is important to our future and will require biMions of doi-ars as ihe work progresses. Otter Tail Power — A Regulated Service Company Otte' Ta-l is a regulated company! This means lhai utility commissions in ir-.e three stales m v.r.ich ii operates have jurisdiction over its etectnc rates, service territories and se'..ce staidards. The Federal Po-'.er Commission, in addition, has jurisdiction o.e r Mies a~d serv-ce standards associated v/dh the company's delivery of for otrc-r supp'iers O'.e: ils Iransmission lines (wheeling!. The va'ious commissions f'ave a dual regulatory role. On the one hand they're cha-gc-G v.Mh seer.g lo :t t^at the requirements of Ihe customers are rr.el and lhat the t'ec:r-c rales a-e he-id 10 reasonab'e levels. On ihe other hand they must see lo it that ir-c .rv.estG'S have 'he c^pcrtunOy of receiving a fair return on their investments m ihe co-n;:ar.-, so tnat (r-.ey A«!l continue to provide thecapital for expansions and improve- i-onlb of Ihe e'ec'r-c system nectfed 10 ma nlam good eleclnc ser»,ce Write Us, but Include your Name and Address V.'fc app-eciate '.t-.e ietie-s /.e 'ecesve from customers expressing concerns about ft octric so'vice. ra^es and ihequa'iiy c' Ojr perlorn-ance. We have a policy of i"^ a'i Sii'h lorers Ss^e' hov.evf^. v.e receive letiers wilhout either a nameor a r«-;^f" a^d'ess in such cases cf course, v.e can t reply So please include your name ,1-0 rfci M m address v.*-£•:•• you .'.n'e u$ Yo'j* (houghis and lee' have mem and v.e .•-C'lcorrc t-e op^'iun.'y lo rcsp<i"d ;••--i,-Pc--Cc'-c. i :csi'^-t'$ .1 '--t "• s 'ts:--' J3-'*ii • 5 ,j ' i •, Vi y.W I Otter Tail POWER COMPANY Continued from page 1 portalion division. The tunds would be iised for a feasibility study of a bus system. Some of the council members were not exactly thrilled about that. "If we could (jet M.OOO for planning, couldn't we use it for something else other than finding out if we need buses?" wondered alderman Terry Nelson. The third grant May will prepare applications for is a rent subsidy program. The housing authority would apply for subsidies for 80 families in their present apartments, to be administered by the housing authority. No new buildings would be built, and applications for subsidized housing in the downtown development district would not be affected, May said. Bids were called for street improvements for 1976 — two projects in the Holiday Inn Addition, Washington east of Sheridan, Junius from Peck to Burlington, Vernon from Peck to the Dairy Queen and Concord from Fir to Cherry. Dids were also called on a water main extension to the Holiday Inn 1 Addition. Vacation of the northern portion of Junius Avenue for 75 feel east of Sheridan was recommended after a hearing. The city attorney was instructed to begin condemnation proceedings if necessary on a piece of property along the route of the southeast circumferential water main now out on bids. Scwcr and water projects in the State Hospital area were initiated, and a water main project in Johnson's Addition was also initiated. A hearing was set for 7:30 p.m. June21 ona petition to vacate an area dedicated for a streel exlending west from Springen near the Randolph intersection. A final cost report of J&4.603 on improvements at the city wastewater treatment plant was filed after resident engineer Roger Anderson reported that the new bar screen and flow meter are functioning adequately. Final assessment on sewer construction on Court Street from Adolphus to Gustavus were confirmed on recommendation from the utilities committee. A contract for purchase of two half-Ion pickup trucks was awarded to Minnesota Motor Co. on a low bid of tt,<6». The council delayed action on bids for an air compressor and purification system for the fire department until Fire Chief Ken Hovland has had a chance to review Uiem. : On recommendations from the planning commission, the council instructed the city attorney to draft an ordinance re-zoning Art Johnson's Lakeview Addition for single-family dwellings; approved the final plat of School District No. H4; delayed artion on the fmal plat of Westside Estates and approved a conditional use permit for Tom Deutschmann for manufacture of marble countertops at Ml N. Whitford. The Westside Estates annexation and rezoning ordinances both passed unanimously on second reading, with an effective date of July IS on the annexation. Two claims were referred to the insurance carrier, one for damages to Glende-Johnson-Nelson Funeral Home during construction of the new fire station and one regarding a plugged sewer line causing backup into a basement. Tlie Chamber of Commerce was granted permission to use city sidewalks for its Arts and Crafts show Saturday and to close downtown streets for Kraze Day July 29. The ministerial association was granted permission to close a portion of Ml. Faith Avenue for an outdoor religious service at Roosevelt Park July 4. The city of Elizabeth was granted permission to use Fergus Falls' landfill until Otter Tail County provides an alternative. City attorney David Nycklemoe told the council that there isn't much the city can do to force construction of a permanent barrier at an excavation at Ml. Faith and Friberg. Alderman Terry Black, who lives in that area, asked that something be done by administrative personnel because the excavation, fenced by a snow fence which is often down, poses a hazard to children. Nycklemoe was instructed to draft ordinances which would allow the National Guard and Army Reserve to sell beer to members during drills; change the definition of a kennel to include any residence with three or more dogs or cats over four months old; raise the fees for animal impoundment, and establish a one- day spiking license at a fee of (25. Primaries * Beirut Continued from page 1 *Dam burst Polls there close at 8 p.m. EOT. New Jersey A nominally uncommitted slate, actually allied with Ford, is entered for the 67 Republican delegates. \Vou!d-be delegates who list themselves as supporting "former California governor" are competing for 40 delegate slots. Reagan expects no more than a handful of dele- gales in that one. There are 108 Democratic delegates there, and Carter's major opposition is an uncommitted slate which includes supporters of Brown and Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey. Church, Udall, Wallace, Jackson, Harris and Mrs. McCormack also have entries in the delegate competition. Brown campaigned in New- Jersey on election eve, and said it was the crucial primary. "This is where the Carter bandwagon finally runs off the track," he said. Carter, Church and three other Democrats were listed on a purely advisory preferential primary ballot. The polls close at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Ford and Reagan argued at a distance over a campaign commercial broadcast by the President Ford Committee which concludes: "Gov. Reagan couldn't start a war. President Reagan could." It is based on a comment Reagan made last Thursday in Sacramento, that he might con- si der sending a token U.S. force to Rhodesia if the government asked for help to preserve peace. He said later that he had made a mistake by giving that hypothetical answer to a hypothetical question. Ford and his campaigners quickly responded that Hie President wasn't going to send any American forces to southern Africa. And on Monday, Ford told his Ohio audiences that his administration "is not going lo send any troops to southern Africa or to Rho- desdia." Reagan, campaigning in northern California, said "Let's make it clear. Xo, I would not send Iroops to Rhodesia." But it was the advertisement lhat became the issue with him. "I think it is taking the low road," he said. Keagan said he had hoped Ford would disown the commercials and order Ihem off the air. Angry, Reagan hesitated about restating his pledge lo support the Republican ticket if Fordbeatshim. "I'll still hope I can support the nominee of the party," he said at one point. "I*t"s say you caught me at a moment when I didn't want to answer that question." But finally, Reagan said thai "deep down inside me," he knows he will back the Republican nominee. MM.hK DiSMSKb NKW YORK (API - The In- slitule ul IJfe Insura-Ke says heart and blooJ vessel diseases cause mure than a million deaths a year in the United .Slates. It sajs B quarter of llpse deathsuciurrcd among persons under 65 Con tinned Iran pagtl Lebanese and Algerians. This would be the first intervention of the Algerians in the Lebanese war. It appeared that their aid had been enlisted by Arafat, who was in Algiers for a conference of nonaligned countries last week when the Syrian forces crossed the Lebanese border. The Syrians in the first day of their invasion took control of eastern and northern I«ebanon but stopped their forward units on the Damascus-Beirut highway at a mountain pass 20 miles east of the Lebanese capital. Leftist Lebanese Moslems and Palestinian guerrillas massed west of the pass to oppose Iheir advance. The Syrian troops and tanks resumed Iheir advance Monday under cover of a heavy air attack. Witnesses said they advanced four miles, passing through the little town of Sotar, but the Lebanese and Palestinian forces drove Ihem back past Sofar with rocket grenades and shoulder-fired antitank weapons. Syrian heavy artillery shelled Sofar. Reporters who traveled through the Syrian lines to Chtoura, about 10 miles east of Sofar, reported about 100 tanks and 100 trucks and armored personnel carriers along a two- mile stretch of the highway. They said the Syrians appeared to be readying for a major push. Another Syrian tank column was reported advancing on Sidon, the port city 25 miles south of Beirut. Sidon is already garrisoned by Palestinian guerrillas of the Saiqa organization, which Syria controls. The report said the advancing Syrian troops clashed with anti-Syrian guerrillas around a village in the hills above Sidon. Saiqa commandos on hillsides south of Beirut bombarded Palestinian refugee camps Monday with rockets, and the PLO claimed hundreds of civilians were killed or wounded. But other sources said most women and children had been evacuated to villages in the countryside. There was no estimate of total casualties in the day's fighting. Contiouedfrompagel mated in the hundreds of millions of dollars as far as 100 miles downstream. State officials said damage was approaching 5700 million. The dam was being filled for the first time when it gave way at noon Saturday. U.S. Reclamation Commissioner Gilbert Stamm told reporters water seeping through or around a concrete "curtain" covering the dam may have led to its collapse. He said it was the first time a bureau dam had collapsed. Residents blamed the government for the flood and said they expected government reimbursement. Losses included diversion dams and canals for irrigation of 400,000 acres of unflooded farmland. "If they sentlt (aid) to Pakistan and Peru, they can send it here," said William Bingham, whose home was lifted from its foundation and floated into a neighbor's. "If they try to build that dam again, they're going to meet a lot of trouble." While the number of reported missing dropped from more than 100 initially to less than 40 Monday, the number of reported injuries rose. FESTIVAL HKTIII.EHEM, Pa. (AP) The 1976 Moravian Music Festival will be held here June 20-27. Makes your -^-. like an f . all, easy rider. 1VD4 ges ard citie r-Jfretiiiu frcien parts. >fl art S(riy 2.75 Oz. 1102. ffi> GENUINE -PARTS CO. 318 West Lincoln PIWM73E-6956 Our Custom Made Duals Will Add Power and' Mileage to Your Car or Pickup. Tune-Dps by Gary Van Wechel, Certified General Mechanic wiffl the latest Test Equipment. VAN'S MUFFLER SHOP i 424 WEST LINCOLN-PHONETJMBI Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Cigarette Smoking is Dangerous to Your Health. 1.0 BJ •« 0.8 eg. re. 11 QSoj.nie. «™j VANTAGE' MC TAR 0.7r9-»c. 0.7r«.K. AS LOW AS YOU CAN 60 AND STILL GET GOOD TASTE. NEW! KENT GOLDEN LIGHTS, SMOKING SATBfACTION WTTHONUT8MCUR. m KENT Golden Lights M M In* M Inn ix. i H VC 2 » » fe affai. tatWtali^t OJ H <t*n FT

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