The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on March 5, 1974 · Page 1
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Fuel safes fax removal approved by state panel ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Senate Tax Committee voted Monday to remove the state sales tax on residential fuels and put it on soda pop. The proposal would remove the tax on all fuels, including electricity, used for "residential purposes." The measure had been introduced by Sen. Jack Kleinbaum, DFL-St. Cloud, but called originally only for removal of the sales tax on residential fuel oil. It was broadened to cover all residential fuels, whether used for heating or not. Senate DFL Leader Nicholas Coleman offered the amendment to tax carbonated beverages, raising about $5 million a year. Such beverages now are exempt from the 4 per cent sales tax. This would be designed to make up for revenue lost from removing the tax on fuels. Meanwhile, the House rejected an attempt to repeal the 10 cent per pound tax on colored margarine on a 79-52 vote. Rep. Henry Savelkoul, R-A1- berl U>a, tried to gain immediate House consideration of the bill which cleared the Senate on a 52-10 vote last week. He needed a two-thirds majority or 90 votes to keep the bill from going to the House Tax Committee, but failed to muster a simple majority. However, House Tax Chairman Ray Pavlak said the proposal would be heard in committee. He had said earlier that the oleo tax repeal would not be given a hearing. The South St. Paul DFLer said lawmakers should consider some other tax to replace the $4 million in annual revenue which would be lost by repealing the oleo tax. Savelkoul said Minnesota is the only state which is not phasing out the margarine tax. Sixiy-five DFI^rs and 14 Republicans voted against the procedural motion to keep the bill on the House floor, while 12 DFLers and 40 GOP lawmakers voted "yes." Rep. Gerald Knickerbocker, R-Minnetonka, said later that 10 DFLers who are sponsors of bills to repeal the oleo tax voted against keeping the proposal on the floor. In other action, the House sent the $7.7 million supplemental school aid bill to the Senate Monday on a 127-2 vote. Only Reps. Mary Forsythe, —THE WEATHER Mar. Weather 1973-74 — 1974— Pep Mar Max win Pep 35 37 43 44 0 .02 0 0 37 40 40 40 7 27 28 22 0 0 T .01 K-Edina, and Adolph Kvam, R- Litchfield, voted against the bill. Rep. Joseph Graba, DFL- Wadena, said the measure was aimed at helping school districts meet soaring prices for such operating costs as heating fuel and gasoline for school buses. Graba said heating costs for some districts had risen by 250 to 300 per cent. The bill increases state transportation aids by five per cent, or $2.8 million, and funnels some $4.9 million into the stale school aid formula. Both increases take effect in the 197475 school year. Food distribution program to resume HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) — A massive food distribution program demanded by the long-silent kidnapers of Patricia Hearst is set to resume. For the Hearst family, the vigil continues. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph A. Hearst had hoped a weekend televised appeal to the abductors would result in a response. So far there has been no word, the family said. The terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army, which says it is holding the 20-year-old coed hostage, has not been heard from since a taped communication was received Feb. 20. She was kidnaped Feb. 4 Meanwhile, the People in Need food distribution project planned to hand out food to anyone who asked at 11 locations in the San Francisco Bay area today. WEATHER RANGE High Low Pr. '40 26 40 24 35 23 33 22 35 26 47 42 42 Jos. Felix Sub-station observer National Weather Service NORTHWEST FORECAST Minnesota: Fair to partly cloudy today. Cloudy with chance of light rain or snow north, variable cloudiness south tonight. Cloudy with snow flurries north, variable cloudiness south Wednesday. High today 32 to 42 northeast, 42 to 55 southwest. Low tonight 20 north, 34 south. High Wednesday 25 to 36 north, 36 to 44 south. North Dakota: Variable cloudiness today. Cloudy with snow flurries tonight and Wednesday. High today mid 30s northeast, upper 40s southwest. Low tonight teens. High Wednesday 20s. South Dakota: Partly cloudy west, increasing cloudiness east today. High mid 40s north, mid 50s south. Partly cloudy tonight. Low in low to mid 20s. Partly cloudy Wednesday. High upper 30s northwest, upper 40s south. Extended forecast Minnesota: Cold Thursday through Saturday with chance of snow Saturday. Lows from 5 to 15 north to 16 to 25 south. Highs from low 20s north to upper 20s and low 30s south. North Dakota: Mostly fair and cool Thursday with highs in teens northeast and 20s west and south and lows 10 to 15 above. Mostly cloudy with little temperature change Friday and Saturday. Chance of light snow west and south Friday and over the state Saturday. Highs 20s and !ows 5 to 15 above. South Dakota: Increasing cloudiness Thursday and cloudy with chance of snow Friday and Saturday. Ixiws in the teens to low 20s. Colder daytime temperatures with highs in the upper 20s north to mid 30s south. 49 43 55 28 64 35 17 -9 74 44 76 56 80 65 42 31 38 37 70 52 83 69 63 73 61 77 56 .16 48 36 69 43 68 rn clr clr clr cdy cdy cdy cdy .02 rn rn cdy 37 1.13 rn clr cdy 50 49 61 33 Fergus Falls Alex'dia, cldy Bemidji Duluth, fair Hibbing Int. Falls, fair Redw. Falls, clear Rochester, clear St. Cloud, fair The Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hi Lo Prc Otlk Albany Albu'que Amarillo Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Birmingham Bismarck Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo Charleston Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Denver DCS Moines Detroit Duluth Fairbanks Fort Worth Green Bay Helena Honolulu Houston Ind'apolis Jacks'ville Juneau Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock Ix>s Angeles Louisville Marquette Memphis Miami Milwaukee Mpls-St.P. N'ew Orleans New York Okla. City Omaha Orlando Philad'phia Phoenix Pittsburgh P'tland Ore. P'lland Me. Rapid Civy Reno Richmond St. IxHiis Salt I.ake San Diego San Kran Seattle Spokane Tampa 4 -19 79 60 39 29 45 39 85 71 77 67 67 43 79 50 32 22 52 35 56 35 44 32 43 29 82 65 70 63 73 41 50 26 81 52 74 68 71 51 58 Washington 49 28 42 26 81 62 79 39 34 28 63 49 54 48 47 44 45 36 78 62 80 66 .64 clr .25 cdy clr cdy .33 clr .97 cdy .18 clr .01 clr cdy clr cdy rn cdy .49 clr cdy .13 cdy clr clr .08 cdy clr .18 cdy .01 clr .36 cdy cdy .76 clr clr cdy rn clr .02 clr cdy cdy clr .23 rn .15 rn .02 rn cdy M cdy .27 clr cdy clr cdy .20 rn .01 sn cdy cdv REPLACE YOUR OLD DISHWASHER GET AN AUTOMATIC Kitc*lu»nAi<l DISHWASHER KORDEL FURNITURE A spokesman said the food packages would contain meat, vegetables and fruit — the same as given out last Thursday— "only we will have more of them." The organization plans to open distribution centers on Tuesdays and Fridays until funds are exhausted in an estimated six to 12 weeks. Organizers say about 45,000 persons already have received free food. Parcels of food also are being delivered to shut-ins as well, the spokesman said. The SLA demanded that Hearst distribute free food to California's needy as a condition to negotiations for Patricia's release. The newspaper executive donated $500,000 of his own funds while the Hearst Foundation contributed $1.5 million. The kidnapers later demanded that $4 million more be put into the program immediately or it would cut off communications with the Hearst family. Hearst said he could not meet that demand, but the Hearst Corp. pledged $4 million if Miss Hearst were released. Charles Bates, FBI agent in charge of the case, said there had been no new messages from the SLA since the Hearsts' weekend plea. Asked if one was expected soon, he replied: "There's only one group that can tell you that. It's the kidnapers. It was a plea from a mother and father that they want to hear from her. Whether they will or not, I can't say at this point." Bates said he had "nothing to indicate that she has been taken out of state or that she is not safe." MARKETS SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) - Cattle and calves 4,100; slaughter steers around 1150 Ib and lighter fairly active, fully steady, steers around 1150 Ib and heavier moderately active, about steady; heifers fully steady, cows weak to 50 lower, bulls slow, weak to 1.00 lower; load mostly average choice 1103 Ib slaughter steers 42.00, choice 1000-1200 lb40.(HH1.50,1200-1300 Ib 39.00-40.50, mixed high good and choice 900-1200 Ib 39.5041.00, choice 900-1100 Ib slaughter heifers 39.00-40.00; mixed high good and choice 38.00 39.00; utility and commercial slaughter cows 32.00-34.50, cutter 31.00-32.00, canner 27.0031.00; few yield grade 1 17002000 Ib slaughter bulls 39.0042.00,1-2 1450-1850 Ib 36.5WO.OO. Hogs, 8,000; barrows and gilts trading fairly active early, fully steady, later trade very slow; 1-2 190-250 Ib 38.50, few 38.75-39.00, 1-3 190-250 Ib 38.0038.50, 2-4 250-260 Ib 37.50-38.25, sows steady, 1-3 300400 Ib 33.5034.50, l-3400-5001b 33.00-33.50,13 500-600 Ib 32.00-33.00, boars steady, 28.50-29.00, few under 250 Ib 29.50 31.00. Sheep, 1,000; trading on slaughter lambs fairly active, weights 100 Ib and lighter strong to 50 higher; 100 !bs and heavier steady; slaughter ewes and feeders moderately active, steady; choice and prime 90-100 Ib wooled slaughter lambs 39.50-40.50,100-110 Ib 38.00 39.50, 110-125 Ib 35.00-38.00; shipment choice and prime 109 Ib shorn slaughter lambs with No. 1 pelts 39.00, utility and good slaughter ewes 15.00-18.50, choice and fancy 65-90 Ib feeder lambs 37.00-38.00, good and choice 36.00-37.00. MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN MARKET (For March 4) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Wheat receipts 175 year ago 225; Spring wheat cash trading basis unchanged; prices down 8 cents. No. 1 dark northern 11-17 protein 5.82-5.91. Test weight premiums: one cent each pound 58 to 61 Ibs; one cent discount each '/a Ib under 58 Ibs. Protein prices; 11 per cent 5.82; 12, 5.82; 13, 5.84; 14, 5.88; 15, 5.90-5.91; 16, 5.90-5.91; 17, 5.90-5.91. No. 1 hard Montana winter 5.85. Minn-S.D. No. 1 hard winter 5.84. No. 1 hard amber durum, 8.25-9.00; discounts, amber 20-80 cents; durum 70-1.50. Corn No. 2 yellow 2.92 ; !j-l.94 3 4. Oats No. 2 extra heavy white 1.59. Barley, cars 136, year ago 65; Laker 2.563.50; Blue Malting 2.56-3.58; Dickson 2.56-3.55; Feed 2.352.55; Rye No. 1 and 2 3.45-3.55; Flax No. 111.00; Soybeans No. 1 Yellow 5.88'/ 2 . Fergus Falls (MR.) Journal Tues., Mar. 5, 1974 (j State House ok's bill on energy conservation Huntley fighting ST. PAUL,Minn. (AP) -The Minnesota House approved a bill Monday which its backers said would put the state in the forefront of the energy conservation movement. It was the second time around for the bill, which had failed on a 64-60 vote last Thursday, falling four votes short of the constitutional majority of 68. The bill was sent to the Senate floor on a 79-49 vote, with the support of 65 DFLers and 14 Republicans. The "no" votes came from 10 DFLers and 39 GOP lawmakers. NEWYORK POULTRY MARKET (ForMarch4) NEW YORK (AP)-(USDA) — Dressed turkeys, U.S. grade A, ready-to-cook, frozen, f.o.b. or equivalent: Demand light to occasionally fair on hens, Offerings adequate. Interest on other classes light. Frozen skinless boneless breast meat was selling at $1.23 to $1.25 fresh at $1.26 to $1.28. Advices indicate slaughter activity was declining rapidly on toms which would dress out over 28 Ibs due to adverse growing cost and selling price relationship. Sales of U.S. grade A, frozen: young hens 8-16 Ibs 51 cents. LOCAL GRAIN MARKET (Tuesday, March 5) No. 1 Wheat 5.33 No. 2 Oats 1.35 Corn 2.60 New Barley 3.25 Flax 10.45 Soybeans 5.57 Feed cost hikes noted WASHINGTON (AP) - Although milk prices paid farmers rose again in February, their feed costs rose even more sharply, according to Agriculture Department analysts. The milk-feed ratio was 1.46 on Feb. 15, down from 1.48 in January and 1.54 a year earlier, the department said. The figures represent the pounds of feed equal in value to one pound of milk sold by dairy farmers. Prices of all types of milk averaged $8.95 per 100 pounds last month, up from $8.89 in January and S6.56 in February 1973. But dairy rations averaged $6.12 per 100 pounds, up from $6 in January and $4.25 a year earlier. NEW YORK BUTTER AND EGG MARKET NEW YORK (AP) - (USDA) — Wholesale egg offerings fully adequate to ample, adequate on mediums. Demand light Tuesday. Wholesale selling prices based on volume sales. New York spot quotations follow: Whites: Fancy large (47 Ibs min) 6265. Fancy medium (41 Ibs average) 57-60. Fancy smalls (36 Ibs average) unquoted. Throughout the world, basketball is played in 190 nations. NEW YORK (AP) - (USDA) — Butler offerings in closer balance with a slow to fair demand Tuesday. Wholesale prices on bulk cartons, fresh. Creamery, 93 Score AA 68 cents. 92 Score A 68. LOCAL HOG MARKET Market steady. Base number 3 butchers 210-240: 37.00. Closely sorted meat type butchers 210-240: 37.50-37.75. Sows 270-300: 33-33.50. Boars: 22.50-26.50. West Highway 210 Fergus Palis Henry Block has 17 reasons why you should come to us for income tax help. Reason 14. We're human, and once in a great while we make a mistake. But if our error means you must pay additional tax, you pay only the tax! We pay any interest or penalty. We stand behind our work. THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 319 Wesl Lincoln Fergus Fa Us Open 9a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays Phone 736-2870 Open Tonight—No Appointment Necessary Only four Republicans voted for the bill, sponsored by Rep. Willard Munger, DFL-Duluth, last week. Rep. Arne Carlson, K-Minneapolis, a coauthor, asked the House to drop the "partisan nonsense and vote this bill out." GOP Floor Uader Aubrey Dirlam of Redwood Falls said the measure delegates too much authority to the executive Inhalation death is reported WHITE BEAR 1.AKE, Minn. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl died and her mother is in critical condition from inhalation of car exhaust fumes Monday, police said. Dead is Jennifer Sanders, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Sanders, White Bear Lake. She died shortly after arrival at St. Paul Ramsey Hospital. Police said Janice Sanders, 35, and her daughter were found in their car parked on a St. Paul street with the motor running. A witness told authorities he saw the car pull alongside the curb about 4:45 p.m. ami heard Mrs. Sanders beep the horn. Another resident of the area said he went outside about 5:30- p.m. and noticed Mrs. Sanders sitting in the driver's seat. He said he looked inside the car and saw the girl lying on the rear seat. branch—the state's new energy commissioner. Noting the commissioner has the power to promulgate rules and regulations which gave gave the force of law, Dirlam said, "You and I are going to take the heat for them and we have nothing to say about what they are." Munger amended the bill to exclude homes and apartments from the minimum heat-loss standards to be issued by the state energy czar. Both existing and new nonresidential buildings would be covered by the building code standards for insulation, heating and lighting. Among other things, the bill bans outdoor gas lamps, except those needed for safety; requires state and local governments to buy cars weighing 3,500 pounds and under unless they can show a need for heavier cars, and puts limits on out- dour advertising lights. Munger said that deputy federal energy czar John Sawhill had called the proposal "the single best piece of energy legislation being considered anywhere in the country." Rep. James Rice, DFL-Min- neapolis, said the bill was "20 years overdue" but it was not too late to act. Despite the House passage, the bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate. The companion bill was introduced last Friday and no Senate hearings have been held. "This bill doesn't have a future in the Senate," said Rep. Richard Wigley, R-I^ke Crystal. cancer HELENA, Mont. (AP) Former television newscaster Chet Huntley characterizes his fight against cancer as a "roll of the dice." Huntley, 62, is taking weekly chemotherapy treatments to arrest the lung' cancer for which he underwent surgery earlier this year. His voice booming with the authoritative tone that marked the Huntley-Brinkley news show before he retired in 1970 to return to his native Montana, Huntley says he is gaining strength daily. "The doctors seem to be not without hope," Huntley said during a telephone interview Monday. "They tell me I'm doing very well with it, but you never know. It's a roll of the dice." Huntley was released from a Billings hospital Jan. 22. He has been recuperating at his home in southwestern Montana, near Bozeman. The original hospital announcement on the surgery said the former newsman was operated on for stomach cancer. But Huntley says the operation was for lung cancer. Huntley says that he still maintains a work schedule at his Big Sky of Montana resort, traveling to Bozeman once weekly for chemotherapy. AUCTION SALE I have sold my farm located in Section 28, Buse Falls on County Road 1 (Wendell Road) and % mile Township and will sell at Public Auction the following East items at the (arm located 5 miles South of Fergus FRIDAY, MARCH 8 COMMENCING AT 10:30 A.M. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED MACHINERY 4020 John Deere 1968 Tractor, Cab, Fast Hitch, 18.4-34 Duals, Hyd. Rams 730 John Deere 1961 Tractor, Hyd. Ram 990 New Holland 1967 Combine, 10-Ft. Me I roe Pickup Hydrostatic 400 Versatile 1972 Swather, 15-Ft., Cut two crops. 494 John Deere 4-Row Corn Planter, Fert. Att. 270 New Holland Baler 10 International 1969 Grain Drill, 12-Ft., Fert. Att. RW John Deere 14-Ft. Tandem Disk 18-Ft. Case Digger, Mtd. 35-Ft. Melroe 7-Section Drag l8V2-Ft. Melroe Pony Drag 1969 Stienman Rock Picker 70 International 4-14 Plow 550 International 5-16 Semi-Mtd. Plow D Minneapolis Moline Corn Sheller, P.T.O. 1969 Malco Bale Hay Elevator, Two 36- Ft. Sections 32 - Ft. Kelly Rain Grain Elevator International Hyd. Ram 35-Ft. Field Sprayer 4-Row John Deere Field Cultivator for 730 4 Rolling Cultivator Shields 30 International Manure Spreader 4 - Bar International Side Delivery Rake International Wagon, 8-Ft. x 14-Ft. Box & Hoist ^. John Deere Wagon, 8-Ft. x 14-Ft. .Box & Hoist Minnesota Wagon, Wilrich 14V2-Ft. Steel Truck Box & Hoist 2 - Row John Deere Corn Cultivator 5-ln. Grain Auger, 18 Ft., 1/2 H.P. Motor Most of this machinery has been shedded 1964 FORD 1 2-Ton 3-Speed, 6-Cyl. Pickup, 6,000 miles on overhaul 1950 CHEVRtilfr 2-Ton Truck, Box, Hoist, Cattle Rack, New Rings Installed 1949 INTERNATIONAL 1 1 2-ton Truck, Grain Box & Hoist MISCELLANEOUS 400 Gal. Fuel Barrel & Stand Drill Fill Hydraulic Motor Hand Corn Sheller 20 Milk Cans, 3 & 10-Gal. Steel Stone Boat 80 Steel Fence Posts, more or less Electric Fence Posts Lots of Electric Fence Wire & Insulators Electric Fencer {Weed Burner) Oil Barrel Pump Square Oil Barrel with Pump Spool Barbed Wire Used Electric Wire, Boxes, Fixtures, Switches, Plug-Ins 1,000-Lb. Scale 2 Horse Blankets 10-H.P. Briggs & Stratton Engine Bolts Hydraulic Hoses & Couplings 4-Way Hydraulic Control Tractor Umbrella Pipe Couplings New Steel Chain & Splice Links Wooden House Doors Hand Corn Planter Electric Motors Cyclone Seeder HOUSEHOLD GOODS Wardrobe Cabinet Trays Speed Queen Washer Maytag Washer Green Cabinet Flower Pots Skates, Sizes 9 & 10 Electric 30-Cup Coffee Pot Bread Box Dishes Cosco 8-Way Automatic Efeclric Massager Steel Ironing Board Large Gun Case Lots of Small Items TOOLS Forney Welder Vise Welding Table Hammer Screw Drivers Buck Saw Air Compressor 3 Log Chains Shovels Wood Saw for H or M International TERMS: Cash-or time will be given on big items. See Auctioneer or Clerk before sale. Register to bid. Not responsible for accidents. ELMER ZILL Lewis Tysdal, Auctioneer Tysdal Clerk Service, Clerk

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