The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on June 30, 1976 · Page 15
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 15

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Issue Date:
Wednesday, June 30, 1976
Page 15
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?S-l f !L!^° rks 5ales credited to Bicentennial rockets red glare will burst n,,^ .• ta f ) '' os ** u > e talizatkm (of the injured) "Ar- cuthark ™ ( i~ ,«o • i,-^ ^ . over North Dakota at a Dos^hio 5f • fireworks demon- neson said "The numter tl-K (P** ""y* "Plosive power which would also be covered They are going to so record rate this Fourth ofJulv -S^'ii comparatively small "We ex 1^22 •%*' *. . • ^^restrictions,make up The fireworks de according m rir.^T' J0 :., ulv ' Basically, they are nrrtiv nJ 1 ™,. ,S. .rr 1 ^.;! 6 ." ,Jhe restriction, due to go into as much as 40 ner cent rrf w, voutMul mark*. ™i . "id Starr, who declined to L cuss dollar amounts but said sales should be about 2ii times that of last year's Even state Fire Marshal Vance Arneson, who is >«i*.i miKscn, woo is hODiM for a wet Fourth of July to hoU down fireworks-related in"dents, predicted "the largest sales we've ever had " "People are at least doubling their individual purchases" Starr added. ' Arneson noted 10 applicants had applied for licenses to sell fireworks' at wholesale in the state. Nine applied for the 1250 license last year. Starr said his wholesale firm had sold to possibly 200 retailers, up 25 per cent over the last holiday season. Retail fireworks sellers must apply to county sheriffs for licenses and a survey of North Dakota s seven more populated counties revealed a mixed result of increases and decreases in the number of sellers. Grand Forks County will apparently have the most retail outlets with 36, "and we're expecting two more," sheriffs department officials said. The county licensed 30 retail dealers last year. Cass County reported 23 retail licenses compared with 27 last year. Stark County had 7 dealers, identical to the 1975 total. Stutsman had 11 licenses this year, down one; and Williams County was up one from last year's total of 11. Ward County had H licenses for the past two years but one official said the total had been 18 or 20 in 1974. Burleigh County of ficials did not have last year's figures but believed the II licenses this year was down from previous holiday seasons Both Starr and Arneson felt more communities were joining the Bicentennial celebration with more and bigger community fireworks displays, although neither had figures for that type of sale. Starr throught there were many more, based on the number of requests he had received. His firm no longer sells the type of fireworks used in those displays. • . • : •Arneson, who favors a complete ban on individually-owned Phone rate increases predicted WASHINGTON (AP) - It may cost 25 cents to make a local call from a phone booth in the future, the chairman of American Telephone 4 Telegraph' Co. says. AT&T already has raised the basic ID-cent phone charge to 20 cents inlOstatesandtoli cents in four states. In Louisiana, pay phones still charge only a nickel. "In a couple of states, we're asking for increases to 25 cents, but I don't know how good the prospects are," John deButts said in an interview published Sunday by U.S. News & World Report. The cost of home telephone service also will rise, DeButts said, "if we get inflation in the range of 6 to 7 per cail or more and we can't compensate for that with new technology and more-efficient operations." AT&T has requests pending in 20 states which, if all approved, would cost the public an extra $1 billion a year. Prisoner interviews approved WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Bureau of Prisons said Monday it would allow news reporters to interview inmates at all federal prison facilities. Bureau Director Norman A. Canson said the new policy will take effect July 1 for a six- month trial period. Since 1974, the bureau has allowed reporters to interview specific inmates only at minimum-security prison camps. The bureau has traditionally permitted reporters to visit prisons and talk with staff members and inmates at random. But until now, reporters were not allowed to request interviews with specific inmates at the maximum-security penitentiaries and other institutions. In (he poluy statement to bureau officials, Carlson said the bureau "recognizes the desirability of establishing 8 policy that affords the public greater access to news about its operations." . comparatively small. "We expect more this year because of the bicentennial." But if the fire marshal expected more injuries this Fourth of July, he may breathe a sigh of relief during 1977. The US. Consumer Products Safely Division has ordered a cutback in the explosive power which would also be covered ^""dfe-s. u«ier the restrictions, make™ IT* restriction, due to go into as much as 40 per cent of his effect sometime after Jan. 1, sales. But he did notfeel Si t^T >, C !' l l 1 (iff ries " bv nwe restricti °ns would harm overall than half' when the largest fireworks sales te"* w ,W (or sale *"" "My first reaction was that it be the so-called ladyfinger, Ar- would hurt us," he sati ™'ve IM S? nsa ' d - <*anged my mind entirely Starr admits the larger fire- " D »— 1 » —-- '- • • "'• crackers and bottlerockets. to spend that." The fireworks dealer said youthful markets will be hurt by the limits but it should not affect family purchases, which may increase. The federal government planned to put the limitations into effect two years ago but fllh (Ml.) Jflirill WM).. June 30,1976 3-fl Nun gives notice of candidacy ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Francis. She has lived in Roch ' • U,, a P nourlc ' ed she wiU seek DFL endorsement ""^ s * al cur- . ester most of the last 30 years and has been a teacher and school administrator. —y -«-™««.«<.MV»I woa uiai it luc icoersi KOVCfflnit?ni -« »i L. u i. ^ ^, • J;IC *"* ±151" "*•" * ""' ' Tve P^"" 1 to put the 8 iSS £± ml&jfr Rlclmd menUU J 1 fhanged my mwd entirely, into effect two years ago but A Mii»!Jw^ - Q n e - veittlon fo "People come in and have an postponed the effective date .»?? ? Wagn«-.S : D.,Sis- which is I amount they intend to spend several times ter Alcantara is executive sec- Rochester, BI^ retary of the Saier; of St. V ' enti ° n f ° r KoUa! . which is the northern half of

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