The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on June 28, 1976 · Page 1
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Monday, June 28, 1976
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Highest paid song writer, Johnny Mercer, dies at 66 By BOB THOMAS AswcUtriPms Writer LOS A.W.PIKS (API Johnny Mercer, whose haunting jazz and blues lyrics thrilled millions for half a century, won four Oscars and mate him the highest-paid song writer in the world, has died at age 66, The mellow-voiced Mercer, who wrote lyrics for such hit songs as "Laura," "That Old Black Magic," "Jeepers, Creepers" and "Moon River," died Friday at his Bel Air home. A family spokesman said his death was caused by complications from brain surgery Ffft»s Falls (Ml.) teirnl Hon., June 28,1976 9 NO JOB IS TOO SMALL FOR OUR YOUTH Businessmen, farmers and individuals having work that needs to be done, of my kind, please call the Mini Employment office 73*-««l. We take all job orders. This add is sponsored as a public service by the Fergus Falls Medical Group. performed last Oct. 25 to remove a benign tumor. Merctr began bis career as a performer, but gained world fame for his haunting lyrics for the 1944 movie mystery "Laura." "I tried to be a singer and failed," Mercer onc« said. "Then 1 tried to be an actor and failed. So I just naturally fell into lyric writing." He gave up his acting ambitions and began singing in New York cabarets, where he was noticed by Paul Whitman. Whiteman, impressed with Mercer's easy, untutored style, offered him a spot in the Whiteman Band and Mercer's duets with trombonist Jack Tea- favorite of ter. His first of some 75 hits was "Out of Breath, Scared to Death of You," written in 1929 for the Garrkk Gaieties, a musical revue. Mercer, who never lost the soft southern drawl of his native Georgia, did not »in a role with the Gaieties, but married one of its performers, Elizabeth "Ginger" Meehin. The couple had two children, Amanda and John. The composer won Oscars for Denis L. Molter rites n Wefcestiy Dennis L. Molter, 23, Fergus "The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" in 1945, "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of Ihe Evening" in 1952, "Moon River" in 1962 and "Days of Wine and Roses" in isw. He also wrote the lyrics for "Blues in the Night." Mercer sometimes wrote both words and music with such songs as "Something's Gotta Give," "G.I. Jive," "Dream" and "I'm an ok) Cowhand." His film scores included "Here Come the Waves," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "Daddy Long Legs," "Star- Spangled Rhythm" and "The Harvey Girls." Among his Broadway shows were "St. Louis Woman," "Top Banana," "U'l Abner" and OUR 14th GLORIOUS ANNIVERSARY GIFT TO YOU ... . . WITH EVERY ROLL OF COLOR FILM YOU BRING IN FOX PROCESSING, WE'LL GIVE YOU A COUPON GOOD FOR ONE HAMBURGER AT HARDEE'S No limit on the number of rolls you bring in for photofinishing. Offer expires June 30, 1976 — so shoot lots of color fitm this month! PHOTO Mercer became a top radio personality after moving to Hollywood in 1939. He also made records and such duets with Bing Crosby as "Darling Clementine" and "Bob White" were big sellers. "Lazy Bones," written in collaboration with Hoagy Canni- chael was «ie of Mercer's earliest song hits. As the years passed, Mercer began limiting his appearances and devoting full time to lyric writing. Born Nov. 18,1909, in Savannah, Ga., Mercer wrote his Erst song — "When Sister Suzy Struts Her Stuff" - for his sis- BID DINGS •ft* School Btwrdef INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DlSTRICTNO.HVi Set led t diwiJl t* r K*iv« Df trie Cltr L Cri i-Kepen&nl Scnow D.srricl so MJ, Olltr Til CovnV. FN&DI FIUI. Min nnota up to I 50 p IT.., Tlr^&cay. Julr 8. in* «t ww off** ot tne tup«rftitnd«r.i of Khodv eCO FrJ>«g Averse. 1cr the pgtiittii"? oi wt ofliciai prrxe« of thewhoei txj*i-dof ua aiitiici. Thtptr toJio rale *JI « *IA'«J in fx bid. l.-w School Bowd r«erv« '*£ rt?rt to relect an/ or Jtt C"« no to waive i.i Forrra.ii:p3. Oi'KJ: Jlf» II, 1976 Fj-KJfr:t ThM,rK, C^rh l School D-slrkt 403 Frfce ~ REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR SALE OF H'BYli'DttELLING dbMK*. MM receded Df! dw.' Soool DiMricl Qllef la ! CcoJy. Bittie Lake. Mi -n rr* Board Room xi;j<:eni library. - . S*a.rt ttSi *:n bt oprrrd at 1 30 P M on T-ottdJy. Mi i. i9Jt. Any C *ier wtc sjb-niH d UkJwrirbec.ig t> lora's* B'I l>dal !he r'neof tte rr.ftHog by flxfion. A c'd tiepovii o! 1 p*f ceni of me *itx>jri c! tne &a payable to tt-^ Bade Lakt P-jt'lc $;!•«:( mvtl ACCOrrpanr 1M UHM bia. fn« bid cteocVi i-vsll be a cwNfiW or caiNeri crifthor a t'ddwi bend «-<aifl, Th« bui tcf*ng wi' I be moved a F Ite expense Of in* pi.f(Miw. TM n:r-rrvrr, Did IM PJOO.OC pUn 216 WEST LINCOLN — FERGUS FALLS 2 p.m. at Swan Lake Lutheran Church, with Ralph Holte officiating. Burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Gardens. Mr. Molter was born Sept. 12, 1952, at Fergus Falls, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Molter. He married Barbara Winslow on Feb. 12,1972, at Zion Lutheran Church. He was self-employed in the sheetrock business. He had worked part-time for the Elis Glib of which he was a member, and was formerly employed by General Trading Company. Surviving are his wife; a son, Joseph, at home-, his parents, Fergus Falls; three brothers, David, in the Philippines; Steven, Glenwood, and Jerry, Fergus Falls; one sister, Mrs. Roger (Kathryn) Anderson, Fergus Falls Route 5. Visitation starts Tuesday at the Glende-Johnson-Nelson Funeral Home. IF ri''pLC:ica1^n Jl^ie?7. IS74J INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.iM Ferfvt FalH. MMAeuTl NOTICE TO ROCFING CONTRACTORS Sea'ed b'th. #3dreiMa 10 IndepefWtnt School District No SU. 0» Frtoer; S6W, B-XJ rrftned en II* cw'yie cl IT* eiwe'we "Proposal tw Fergus Fs'ti — Reef Bcs" w II at received wJi: I 30 pn , July J. 197S B (Kv. II beooe-wda! 1-30 am CXI jLllr 7. i*7i ana leferred lo t'.e School BM-d In order -o receive consideration, bids rr.-ji* be signed '<n : -*l b/ an ctf c : al *f t.-.e cenpany sutmirtir-s the pr-pasal! ra ae ba are available ..i A/ef.e. Fergus Fal i. Mnnesora SiS]f.*. or a e (jeers bccd fx at leaf 15) pet tent cf t.-.e a-rwjr.t o/ the b'd as a guarantee tral tie bidder «i:l erw'er in'a con'r*ct :t or.i it a*a.'ded I-.JTI. Deposits «ill be reigned rn-red'a'ely to i/n- successfulb<wers Deoos.tsefsuccessful l>ddefs will be fela'ned ur.lil ccrtracts have Men en'ered i.vo and tie per- Tie scnocl Kard reserves the ris-,1 13 accept or reject propou't in *t*ate or m ^rt. In me e*er.l tnat A propcul K ac fcitfaer rrtmw to wi'et : n!o extract, tfe er.tiredepoiitwi'lbefsrfeitedand placed to Che credit of Iff General FL"XI 01 nt c'. d.ltrkt. Dr. Frederic T-*vrer. Businessman School dies ' FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fred M. Scheel, S3, Fargo, founder of a chain area hardware stores, died Sunday a! Fargo. Funeral services have not be set. A native of Sabin, Minn., Mr. Scheel began working in his father's hardware store there in 1915. After service in World War I he began expanding the firm, which now includes 13 stores in Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana and Iowa. He also served as president of the America State Bank of Moorhead from 1940 to 1967 and as board chairman from 1967 to 1974, when he retired. -'• Services hell for Cartoonist Dubout dies MONTPELLIER, France (AP) - Albert Duboul, internationally known cartoonist and illustrator, died Sunday. Ho was 71. Cool It! Printed Pattern £ Lewis i. Fleniie Mrs. M. Mrs. M Alters* lies at ITINIS Valley Mrs. Bob Anderson, 53, formerly of this city, died June 26 at Browns Valley. Services will be held at Browns Valley June 29. Formerly Doris Fredridtson, she was born May 2, 1923, a daughter of Carl and Martha Fredrkkson. She was married to Bob Anderson in Fergus Falls Nov. 17, 1940. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Cindy) Heald, Underson, and Mrs. Don (Kim) Sylcora, Morris; a son, Clifford, Ortonville; her stepfather and her mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ivar Raski, Dilworth; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Esther) Watrin, Pasco, Wash., and Mrs. Ted (Helen) Zahnow, Fergus Falls, and a brother Carl Fredrickson, Pasco, Wash. NewGTA Grain Marketing Service for Farmers What is it? GTA Marketing Service is a new grain marketing alternative requested by member-patrons and placed in action by Ihe GTA Board of Directors to obtain greater "gra'mpoiuer" for farmer-producers. Why do you need it? In recent years, grain prices have fluctuated wildly, making marketing decisions more'complex and difficult, fragmenting sales, and placing grain farmers' incomes in jeopardy. How do you get it? You help create a big, influential grain "package" o( known and dependable volume, location and quality...a "handle" which can effectively compete for the really large and long-term sales. What does it do for you? It places you at the center of the international marketing arena cnr/y, not only with greater bargaining power, but with the opportunity to spread your risk and obtain a belter average price for (he year. How does it work? Reliable marketing agreements (contracts) between you and your local GTA Elevator, and GTA Marketing Service assure orderly assembly of the grain "supply". You commit part of your production, (1,000-5,000 bushels) no later than July 1. Which grains are eligible? Spring wheat, durum, Montana winter wheat and corn are included. The program requires delivery of quality grain. How much cash advance is paid? 52.50 on wheat and durum, less freight, and SI .75 on corn, less freight, will be advanced to the producer within JO days of delivery. Final settlement will be made as soon as possible after May 31, 1977. What about Acts of God? Contracts include a clause allowing cancellation if your crop is destroyed by an Act of God. How do you sign up? Contact us at the elevator for details before July 1. BATTLE LAKE - Phone 864-5268 CAMPBELL - Phone 630-5331 DORAN - Phone 643-6071 FERGUS FALLS - Phone 736-3297 TINTAH - Phone 369-2156 COOL IT in a lean, body- to) waist seam* d:ei$ with top bteresU For per- (ett pxlabilily, choose >rrin. Me-free tails, Seen. Printed Pattern 3441: Hall Siies ID/., nVz. 14/j, 1614. 18/2. Size M/jttust 37) lakes 2!'a jarts 45-inch latric. Send Jl.M for each pattern. Add 35c for first-class mail and special handling. Send to Marian Martin, Daily Journal 4M, Pattern Dept, 232 West 18th St., New York, N.Y. 10011. Print NAME, ADDRESS, ZIP, SIZE and STYLE NUMBER. Services were held in California on June 26 for Lewis J. Fleming, 55, formerly of the Maine and Dent area, who died June 18 at Oakes, N , D., while en route to Fergus Falls to attend the funeral of his sister, Helen Fleming. Mr. Fleming was raised in the Maine area and lived in the Maine and Dent area before moving to California in 1955. He is survived by his wife, Calma (Carlson), formerly of the Underwood area, now of. Buena Park , Calif. ; one son and two daughters, Robert, Mrs. Sandra Blankenship and Mrs. Carol Krewsen, all of Buena Park, Calif., and his mother, Mrs. Emma Fleming, Maine. Hillard A. Rastaf services M Tiesday Millard A. Rahstad, 80, Battle Lake, died June 28 at Lake Region Hospital. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the FirstLutheranChurchofBattle Lake with the Rev. Robert Hawkinson officiating. Burial will be in Lakevrood Cemetery, Battle Lake. Mr. Ranstad was born at Rutland, N.D., on Sept. 9, 1695, a son sf Thomas and Gurine Ranstad. He came to Battle Lake with his family as a small child, where he grew up and attended school. He worked at East Grand Forks for the American Beet Sugar Company snortlyafter his marriage to Sarah Oien at Fisher in 1918. They came back to Battle Lake shortly thereafter and he worked as cashier in the Battle Lake Bank until his retirement. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gayle (Ruth) Beecher, White Bear Lake, and Mrs. Theo V. (Carolyn) Jacobson, Linwood, Wash.; one son, Thomas, Minneapolis; five grandchildren; one sister and one brother, Helen Ranstad, Battle Lake, and Harold Ranstad, Washington, D.C. Visitation at the Nilson Funeral Home of Battle Lake will be all day today and evening, and Tuesday until time of fiieraJ H Friday Mrs. Milton (Lorraine) Amundson, 55, McMinnville, Ore., died Friday due to an automobile accident. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with the Rev. Otto Dale officiating. Burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Amundson was born in Wells County, North Dakota, on July 2, 1920, a daughter of Hairy and Anna Ullemoen. On Sept. 1, 1962, she married Milton Amundson at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The couple lived at Fergus FaDs for a few years, then moved to McMinnville, Ore., where she had since lived. Visitation starting Thursday at Glende-Johnson-Nelson Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband; one daughter and son, Mrs. Gerald (Donna) Danielson, Coquille, Ore., and Larry Halvorson, Hood River, Ore.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Curtis (Marilyn) Larson and Mrs. Dwayne (Mavis) Benson, both of Minneapolis; seven grandchildren; one brother and one sister, Herbert Lillemoen, Minneapolis, and Mrs. Everett (Marian) Soliah, Fergus Falls. Former 3M official dies ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Private interment was planned for Cecil C. March, a former group Vice president and member of the board of directors of the 3M Co., who died Saturday at a St. Paul hospital. March, 66, was a native of Slayton, Minn. He joined 3M as a laboratory technician in 1933. He was vice president of the coated abrasives, adhesives, building service and chemicals group from 1959 until his resignation in 1967. He was a member of the 3M Board of Directors from 19(3 to 1967. Doiald Eger, 59, ities at St. Clend Services were held today at Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Chokio for Donald Eger, W, Faribault and Chokio, who died June' 24 at the St. Cloud Veterans Hospital. The Rev. Sanford Sill officiated and burial was in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Mr. Eger was bom Jan. 19, 1917, at Fairmont, Okla., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Eger. He married Gloria Wagner at Morris on Oct. 22, 1953. His wife died Dec. 3,1975. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. In 1920 he moved to a farm in the Chokio area, where he lived until entering military service. He had lived at Chokio, Ashby, and Faribault before entering the VA Hospital in 1972. A member of the American Legion, he was also a member of the Chokio Our Savior's Lutheran Church, and had been on the Chokio school board. Survivors include six daughters, Patricia Adolphson, Mrs. Randy (Wanda) Velishek, and Ramona Eger, all of Faribault; Mrs. Dave (Linda) Undor, and Jennifer Eger, both of Cannon Falls, and Mrs. Kurt (Debra) Markham, Rochester; six grandchildren, and one brother and sister, LeRoy Eger, Morris, and Mrs. Vera Reichmuth, Chokio. Arrangements with the Olson Funeral Home of Morris. BELLE!!! 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