The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on June 30, 1976 · Page 2
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Other data questioned Consumer price index open to criticism BylayShatbult By LEE MARGUUES Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP)-Who is Kelly Monteith to have a television show of his own? A legitimate question, Kelly Monteith concedes. Even the writers who worked on his four- week summer series put cracks in the scripts like: "Kelly Monteith enters (who?)." : For although Monteith has been earning a living as a co: median for 10 years, working his way up to top night clubs across the country with an occasional shot on the TV talk . shows, he was still an unknown to most people when "The Kelly : Monteith Show" hit the air. Just look at the other flks who are starring in summer series this year — Dinah Shore, John ; Davidson, the Jackson Five, Johnny Cash, Diahann Carroll. Even Kelly was surprised when CBS-TV offered to let him host four half-hour variety shows. The third one airs tonight. "It came out of left field," he recounted. "I was amazed." It was, he said, the first big break of his career. Monteith, a likeable fellow : whose on-screen charm is • reminiscent of Dick Cavett, was born in St. Louis 33 years . ago and says he wanted to be a '• comic from the time he was a : child. : After graduating high school • he attended the Pasadena Play- King, queen unnoticed LONDON (AP) - King Carl : Gustav and his rjw queen, Sil; via, caught airport officials by surprise and went through cus- ; toms inspection with their fel: low passengers. "We knew absolutely nothing , about the tang and queen and •- there was no request for VIP ; facilities," said a spokesman • for Heathrow airport. The couple arrived Tuesday on a ': scheduled British Airways : flight from Ijss Angeles. They : had been honeymooning in : Hawaii. house College of Theater Arts in Southern California for two years, began writing and performing his own material at small clubs in the Los Angeles area and then served in the U.S. Saval Air Reserve. When he was a civilian again he did some writing for t/uVf comedians in Lss Vegas, then finally got back on the performing circuit for good when he teamed up with another comic in Florida in 1966. The partnership lasted about a year, then Monteith struck out on his own and worked his way up. He finally made it back to Las Vegas and that's where Bob Tamplin, head of variety programs at CBS, spotted him getting laughs from such diverse aurli<">ce-attracters as bobbi Gentry and the Osmond Brothers. Templin said CBS decided to give Monteith a shot because the network is always looking for fresh new talent. In doing the four shows, though, Monteith chose to stick to the tried- and-true variety format of monologues and sketches. He didn't have enough experience in the medium, the series wasn't going to be on long enough and the budget wasn't big enough to try anything innovative, the comedian explained. Besides, his producer and writers were on leave from "The Carol Burnett Show," which has had a bit of success with that format. But Monteith is busily studying television now and says that if his show is picked up at midseason as a regular weekly series, he will try to do things a bit differently, if it's possible. He certainly would like the chance. He said he's always wanted to be on television and thoroughly enjoyed the summer experience. "The only thing that gets me," he added, "is I know there are people talking back to me. People talk to their TV sets; 1 doit. "So when 1 did my monologues I knew there was some guy out there saying, 'Who's this creep' We gotta watch this?' That's what's weird." By JOHN OUKNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP)-Doubts about the accuracy of official government economic indicators exists among what appears to be a growing number of concerned Arnericans, including economists and even government officials. Revisions, changes in concepts, weighting and seasonal adjusting help raise the doubts, as does what would seem to be an element of human expectation in interpreting or announcing the figures. In January, for example, just days prior to the Gross National Product report for the final quarter of 1975, a government official indicated the rate might be as high as 7 per cent, in marked contrast to some private forecasts of a 4 to 5 per cent uicrease. The actual figure turned out i A be 5.4 per cent — strong, but not nearly so strong as that projected by the official, alluded to in some other statements by officials, and circulated widely by Ite media. The inflation rate, as measured by ihe GNP deflator, was reported at 6.5 per cent, which was called an improvement over the revised 7.1 per cent rate for the previous quarter — originally announced at 5 per cent. But even as the encouraging figures for Ihe third-quarter GNP were revised earlier, so were the fourth-quarter figures destined for the same fate this Two elderly lovers have surprise elope February. GSP growth was lowered to 4.9 per cent; Ihe inflation rate was upped to 6.8 per cent. Revisions continue in the name of greater accuracy. Some advances may appear even larger because comparison figures for the preceding periods were simultaneously revised downward, often with very little notice made. In May of this year the Commerce Department announced that April retail sales were almost unchanged from March. But that statement could be made only after a downward revision of the March gain, from 2.8 per cent to 1.3 per cent. The potential impact of such •Two-Way-Legs! Printed Pattern COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) Amsey Sheffield didn't have a ladder and couldn't carry his love down one. but he and Nannie Gurley eloped and got married anyway. "We were in love," exclaimed the new Mrs. Sheffield, a 73-year-old widow, showing off her crisp marriage license. She announced that she and her 94-year-old husband soon would move from the nursing home where they live to her house in Columbus. "The doctor didn't want me to stay alone," she said. "Now I've got someone to be with me 24 hours a day." "We didn't know they were in love," said Sally Maloney, social services director at the Highland House Nursing Home. "All the ladies call Mr. Sheffield 'Honey 1 and 'Sugar.' We thought he was playing the field." Sheffield, a widower, said he is looking forward to setting up housekeeping with his bride. "But what if she can't cook?" asked a guest at the impromptu reception. "She better learn," he countered. They decided Wednesday that the time had come, and called a friend from church to take them for blood tests and the ceremony by a probate judge, Mrs. Sheffield said. They were married just across the state line, in Phenix City, Ala., to skip the three-day waiting period required by Georgia law. It was "just too long," Sheffield said. The nursing home staff thought they'd just gone for a drive, he said. Sheffield, who has the room next to his wife's, wanted to spend their wedding night in his wife's room. But the twin bed made sleeping difficult and before dawn, he kissed his bride goodnightandpaddedofftohis own quarters. "We were excited and laughing all night," Mrs. Sheffield said. "And the nurses and all the aides kept knocking on the door to congratulate us." She said she isn't worried about the 21-year difference between her age and her husband's. "I always did like older men," she said. The greatest payroll of any- civilian organization is that of the U.S. Post Office. 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Arfduploi Ib.Freoa GOOD WEAR 11;,. k, „>!!» •irr jr.* uar.l abl" i! in, : r „ \idr A "riin < h "'• <•-•' »'1>"l. ,»idr sink.. -n»\ r.ol (w a; laikrs Ko;i < I" 1o assi-.m r-H prirr on i Itip a;l- rn- jrv.l tiur Sfe Vour Iftdtpcnifent D*«lfr For Hii Prk*. Price* A« Stow* Al G<xtdje»r Sftiict Slore» GOODYEAR STORE: 222 West Cawur - Plow 739 2261 - FerpsFah, Him. -OPEN NON. THRU f 81. FROM 7:30 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.- OPEN SATURDAYS 7:30 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. revisions, unintentional though it might be, could be to produce the impression of a series of vigorous advances when in fact the advances were moderate. The search for refinements, which consequently results in revisions, almost never ends. The well-known Index of Leading Indicators, a barometer of things to come, is revised each month; that is, even though it is a forecast tool, the 'index for each month is revised each month, month after month. To illustrate, the index for June 1975 was announced in July 1975 as having advanced 2.10 per cent. Thereafter it was revised during 1975 to read 3.22 per cent, 3.30 per cent, 3.52 per cent and 3.60 per cent. The highest figure occurred in both November and December and may have been, as were several figures in that period, overstated. In January 1976 that June 1975 figure was lowered to 3.46 per cent and in February to 3.33. It isn't only the revisions that disturb critics, whose range includes some states, the City of St. Louis, the American Hosoi- tal Association, the AFLrCIO, statisticians and laymen too. Some numbers may be misleading to begin with. Prof. Richard Haggles, an economist at Yale University, is examining the scope and quality of the Wholesale Price Index, under a grant from the Council on Wage and Price Stability, with the cooperation of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Agriculture and crude mate- CROSSWORD PUZZLE MSOSS probably too heavily repcesented, he believes. He maintains "it is heavily weighted by things that don't count in the system or are double counted." Ruggles believes that the WPI, one of the most cited of all government statistics, considered by many to be a precursor of consumer price changes, is "quite meaningless." Suction drowning reported RED WING, Minn. (AP)-A Red Wing man drowned in the Mississippi River Tuesday but two other persons escaped before their boat was sucked under in swift current near Lock and Dam 3 north of Red Wing. The victim was identified as David Edblom, 39. The Goodhue County sheriffs office said the boat apparently came too close to a roller gate, which controls the river level above the lock and danu As Edholm was trying to start the boat's motor to get away from the current, the suction pulled the craft under. The passengers—Robert Jojola of Albuquerque, N.M., and Robert Quinney Jr., 12, Red Wing—scrambled to safety via a ladder attached to a nearby pier, the sheriffs office said. 1. 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Print NAME, ADDRESS, ZIP, SIZE and STYLE NUMBER. 26. Oie addressed ' discount 27.Ki*i 49. toe r 3. B lush 4. Tip 5. "little -" 7.'Quota " . 8. Ecmbyi 9.Yio'in ' 10. Surgical thread 13.Chir;S • 18. Tsetse' 21. Breaking wares 23. Fence 25. Wastes tires 28.A.Te:ican alter 30. Wanderer 31.0ilyhrdioca:bon 32."Elsckere" 33. Bivnu: 34. City in Hew York State 35.FortitLle 36. Alleviates 40. In case 43.AK.:.iie 4.30 45. B:la list Gray falls (Hi.) Jiirul Wed., June 30,1976 2 Willis Schoepboerst* fueral set flwsfey Willis Schoephoerster, M, Hoffman, died Tuesday at Lake Region Hospital. The funeral will be held Thursday at the Lands Lutheran Church at Hoffman at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Veryle Henriksen officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Schoephoerster was the son of Charles and Emma Scboephoerster, born in Lac Qui Parle County on Nov. 24, 1907. He married Una Koike on Dec. 7, 1926, at Canby. They lived there and at Marshall before moving to Hoffman in 1966. He was a supervisor for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association of Hoffman. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Lois) Bartiow, Pacifica, Calif., and Mrs. Duane (Ruth) Sundin, St. Peter; two sons, Roger, Hoffman, and Ronald, Fergus Falls; 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandson; one sister, Mrs. John (Marie) Willard, Pacifica,Calif.; three brothers, Clarence, Moor bead; Lloyd, Redwood City, Calif., and Alan, Minnetonka. Friends may call at the Erickson Chapel of Hoffman. Fmral Friday for Hrs. H. ChristittSM Mrs. Herbert (Clara) Christiansen, 84, Vining, died yesterday at Lake Region Hospital. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Vining Lutheran Church with the Rev. Peter Boe officiating. Burial in the Vining Cemetery. Mrs.' Christiansen was born Jan. 7, 1892, in Nidaros Township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sandahl. She went niiii licr parents to Norway at the age of five, reluming at the age of 11. She married Herbert Christiansen Dec. 1, 1912, at Vining. Since her marriage she had made Vining her borne. Her husband died Aug. 2,1961. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Myrtle) Halvorson, Vining; Ethel Menze, East Grand Forks; Bemice Mohs, Minneapolis, and Hazel Skjegstad, Henning; two sons, Helmer, Winchester, Va., and Charles, Henning; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Johnson, Fergus Falls; Emma Christiansen and Mrs. Lyle (Myrtle) Whitney, both of Clitherall; three brothers, Oscar Sandahl, Ferris Falls; Clarence Sandahl, Vining, and Clifford Sandahl, ClitheralL Arrangements are with the Belmont Funeral Home of Henning. 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