The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on March 6, 1974 · Page 2
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, March 6, 1974
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Mrs. Meir ready to submit new minority Israeli cabinet STICK - Robby Sams, 17 months, has an apprehensive look on bis face as members of the Des Moines, Iowa, Fire Rescue Squad work to free him from an automatic washer. Robby's mother, Mrs. Robert Sams, said her son likes to get into the spin dryer and spin around. But when Robby tried it recently, he got his leg stuck. Firemen sawed away part of the dryer drum to free Robby. (AP Wirephoto) On the * local scene Firemen called Fergus Falls firemen were called at 10:57 p.m. yesterday when smoke was reported coming from a trash container behind Medallion Kitchens. Firemen, however, found no smoke or fire. Pickups collide Two pickups were damaged yesterday in a collision on South Cascade near Uncoln. There were no injuries. Drivers were identified as Harvey 0. Brause, Fergus Falls Route 4, and John L. Lehnhoff, 614 S. Oak. Damage was estimated at $50 to the Brause vehicle, $100 to the Lehnhoff truck. As governors set to convene Mayors criticize administration WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's mayors have ended their two-day conference here and now the governors are taking their turn demanding relief from the federal government for crises from energy to unemployment. The municipal leaders reacted strongly against the way Washington is addressing their problems, with most of the fire aimed at the White House. But at the same time there were now signs that the Nixon administration is moving toward satisfying some of the more insistent local government demands. The governors, opening the two-day winter meeting of the National Governors Conference today, were looking for some of the same assurances, particularly for better direction in facing energy-related emergencies. Although the governors have been making the charge for the past year, the mayors for the first time this week raised the complaint that their problems are goin^; unsolved because of Watergate scandals. Norfolk. Va.. Mayor Roy B. Martin Jr., president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and a 1972 Democrat for Nixon, keynoted the meeting by charging that "during the past year we have been a nation distracted from effective government by the tragedy of Watergate. "What we have now. in this country, in addition to the usual problems, are a lot of unnecessary emergencies largely brought on by. the inability of government to govern," Ma'rtin said. Floyd 11. Hyde, former mayor of Fresno, Calif., who recently resigned as undersecretary of Housing and Urban Development in open disenchantment with federal housing programs, accused the government of refusing to come to grips wilh pressing urban prob- lems. The municipal leaders complained that the administration is impounding $11 billion in funds intended for domestic programs which would lift the sagging economy and give employment for many displaced by the energy shortage. The mayors asked for a doubling of the administration's proposed supplemental appropriations request under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act and new legislation to create up to 300,000 public service jobs. indications that the local leaders will get some, but not all, of what they want came when chief White House domestic adviser Kenneth R. Cole Jr. said the administration was ready to compromise in the struggle over public housing funding. Fergus falls (Mn.) Journal Wed., Mar. 6, 1974 2 JERUSALEM (AP) _ The quarreling leaders of Israel's Labor party agreed to form a minority cabinet today, and the Israeli state radio attributed the reconciliation to rising tension on the Syrian front. The broadcast did not elaborate, but Israeli newspapers published reports from abroad that the Syrians were concentrating forces along a 40- mile front on the Golan Heights. Mrs. Meir made plans to submit her new minority cabinet to President Ephraim Katzir after winning Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's agreement to remain in the government. And the National Religious party, whose decision to stay out of the cabinet prevented Mrs. Meir's putting together a majority in parliament, said it was reconsidering its position. Dayan withdrew his resignation at a meeting of the old cabinet Tuesday night. The meeting had been called to discuss developments in either foreign affairs or national security that the government cloaked in secrecy and nobody would explain. However, Transport Minister Shimon Peres, Dayan's closest political colleague, said there had been a "change in the situation." He said the all-party national unity government that he and Dayan had demanded was no longer feasible because "what has to be done has to be done quickly, and I don't think that, under the present circumstances, a government of national unity could be formed with the necessary speed." Peres, the No. 2 man in Dayan's Rafi wing of the ruling Labor party, said he also was joining the new government. The National Religious party, Labor's traditional coalition partner, had refused to join the new government because Mrs. Meir would not agree to religious legislation it demanded. But a switch was indicated by the party leader, Yitzhak Ra- fael, who said in a radio interview. "The quick and unexpected developments in the last 12 hours that made Moshe Dayan return to his position will undoubtedly have an influence on the NRP." He also refused to say what the developments were. Mrs. Meir planned a meeting with Religious party leaders to urge them again to come in with her. She has reserved three seats for them in the cabinet, and restoration of the coalition would give ker 68 of the 120 seats in parliament, or a safe majority of 16. Before the cabinet meeting Tuesday night, Mrs. Meir won an overwhelming vote of confidence from more than 500 of the 615 members of the Labor party's central committee. Dayan told the party meeting that he considered Mrs. Meir "the most suitable prime minister" but he was opposed to a minority government. Lord schedules meeting with Reserve trial lawyers IRS probes corporate deductions ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)-The Internal Revenue Service i IRS) is investigating Polar Panel Co., a bankrupt Montgomery, Minn., firm that served as a source of financial credit to DKL campaigners in 1970, the Minneapolis Tribune reported in its Wednesday editions. The Tribune said allegations of improper conduct by Polar Panel were referred to the IRS by U.S. Atty. Robert Renner about five weeks ago. The IRS refused Tuesday to confirm or deny that it is investigating Polar Panel, which was managed until November, 1970, by Thomas Kelm, who resigned to become Gov. Wendell Anderson's executive secretary. Economic pessimism expressed WASHINGTON (AP) Unemployment -and inflation will remain high and the economy will continue its sluggish pace even if the Arab oil embargo is lifted, administration economists say. "I don't think it would raise our forecasts much," said Herbert Stein, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. "I suppose it would remove some negative uncertainty." "It wouldn't be much different than we anticipate now," Edgar Fiedler, the Treasury Department's chief economist, said. "The biggest effect was the initial impact of the embargo." The economists made the statements in telephone interviews. Authoritative U.S. sources said in Washington that they expect the Arab oil ministers to agree to lift the embargo when they meet in Libya Sunday. Partly as a result of the cutoff and partly because of an already-slowing economy, the Nixon administration forecast that unemployment will rise to almost 6 per cent this year, throwing an additional one million people out of work, while the economy will grow by an anemic one per cent all year. While the economy hovers near recession levels, the administration has predicted, the inflation rate will rocket upward by 7 per cent because of surging food and fuel prices. If the embargo ends, Stein said, "It would take some time to get oil, and we don't know what they (the Arabs) will do about total production rates." Arthur Okun, who served as economic adviser to former President Lyndon B. Johnson, said that lifting of the embargo wouldn't help Americans much if imported crude oil prices remain at high levels. But if imported crude oil prices come down from $11 to perhaps $7 a barrel, as suggested by U.S. sources Tuesday, the impact on the U.S. economy would be positive, significant and important, Okun said. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The defendant and plaintiffs in the Reserve Mining Co. trial have been instructed to meet privately and attempt to agree on certain matters related to the case. U.S. Dist. Judge Miles Lord, who ordered the private talks during Tuesday's court session, said they should be made by a "negotiating team" made up of a Reserve attorney and one or more attorneys representing the 10 plaintiffs. Lord said any agreements resulting from the meetings would not be automat ically binding on him, but could reduce the number of disagreements that otherwise would require resolution in court by him. In recent weeks, there have been indications that an out-of- court settlement of certain matters related to the trial is a distinct possibility. Lord's statements indicated that at least one private meeting between the two sides has already occurred in Minneapolis, and that his instructions are designed to ensure that a negotiating team be formed. Such a group apparently could more readily reach agreement, because it would eliminate lengthy negotiating sessions that would result from direct participation by attorneys for all 10 plaintiffs. Plaintiffs are the federal government, the states of Min- Another pay hike vote set WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate seems close to ending its debate over pay raises for congressmen and other high government officials. Even one of the strongest supporters of the salary boosts, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, said he expected today's vote on cutting off debate to carry. A two-thirds majority of senators voting is required. If the debate-limitation move should fail, another vote will be taken Thursday under a petition filed late yesterday by Majority leader Mike Mansfield, D-Mont., and other senators. Pay raises for members of Congress, federal judges and top executive branch officials were included in President Nixon's budget and will go into effect automatically unless disapproved by the Senate or House before midnight Saturday. the increases, with a few exceptions, amount to 7.5 per cent this year and for each of the next two years and would be the first since 1969. The salaries of senators and House members, now $42,500 a year, would go up to $52,800 by 1976. nesota, Michigan and Wisconsin, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and five environmental groups. Their suits against Reserve have been consolidated with with original one filed in February 1972 by the federal government. In their suit, the plaintiffs seek to halt the discharge of taconite tailings into Lake Superior by Reserve. Reserve is the sole defendant in the case, although any court action against the mining company would affect its two parent firms, Armco and Republic Steel Corporations. Private talks between the two opposing sides would probably focus on several areas including attempts to agree on just what type of on land disposal system Reserve might construct near Babbitt, Minn. IJDIA set a March 15 deadline for Reserve and its two parent firms to present to him a general plan for on-land disposal of taconite wastes near Babbitt. Lord said the plan should include cost estimates for constructing an on-land system and for shifting some tacoru'te- processing facilities to Babbitt from Reserve's plant at Silver Bay, Minn. Reserve mines its taconite near Babbitt, and transports the ore by rail to Silver Bay for processing into pellets used by Armco and Republic at their Ohio steel-making facilities. In a related development, Michigan Gov. William Milliken said that his state would oppose any out-of-court settlement with Reserve that does not include a provision for on-land disposal. Earlier, a German specialist in gastrointestinal diseases at the Free University of Berlin, Dr. Gerhard Volkheimer, told how various microscopic particles, including corn starch and metal filings, pass easily through the gut wall and into the bloodstream when fed to humans and dogs under laboratory conditions. Volkheimer's testimony was delivered through an interpreter. U.S. District Judge Miles Lord already has declared that he is convinced Reserve's discharge of taconite tailings into Lake Superior constitutes "a substantial public health menace" for residents of North Shore communities. Volkheimer's testimony was designed to show the judge just how substantial that risk is. Several months ago, key government testimony was given to establish that asbestos fibers, allegedly contained in the tailings, penetrated the intestinal walls after being swallowed, and lodged in other tissues to stimulate the onset of cancer. Reserve has attempted to refute that evidence through the testimony of scientists who have fed buttered tailings to rats with little harmful after effect... , ,,, .. The, materials . that Volk- heimer used in his experiments, including the corn starch particles, metal filings and cellulose fibers, are similar in size but not necessarily in shape to the asbestos fibers. In his experiments, Volk- heimer said the particles transmigrated (passed through) the gastrointestinal tract and and could be traced to the bloodstream and into the abdominal cavity. Judge Lord has said he will order the discharge into the largest of the Great Lakes stopped, but he hasn't said how soon he will order it halted. The trial is now in its eighth month. All testimony in the lengthy trial will end this week under a timetable recently established by Lord. However, two hours later he reversed himself at a meeting of the outgoing cabinet. Angered by criticism from Dayan's supporters, Mrs. Meir had said Sunday night that she would not continue in office and would return to Katzir her mandate to form a new government. But a steady stream of party leaders prevailed on her Monday to delay her decision until the party could rally behind her at the central commiltee meeting. The reunion of Mrs. Meir and Dayan ended a 65<iay political crisis and smoothed the way for negotiations in Washington to disengage Israeli and Syrian troops on the Golan Heights. The United States will act as go- between. John Eppler, 66, services Friday John "Duke" Eppler, 66, Pelican Rapids, died Monday at his home. Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, with the Rev. Lowell Smestad officiating. Burial will be in Ringsaker Cemetery. He was born Sept. 14,1907, in Fairmount, N.D., a son of John and Nellie Eppler. He attended North Dakota Agricultural College in Fargo and married Evelyn Gripentog in 1934 at Pelican Rapids. He worked at the Farmers Creamery in Pelican Rapids for over 28 years and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; two stepbrothers, Ed Rice, Denver; and David, City Grove, Pa.; four stepsisters, Mrs. Earl (Evelyn) Mutton, Hugoton, Kan.; Mrs. Bob (Marion) Childs, Topeka; Mrs. Ervin (Jo) Stein,Holyoke, Colo.; Mrs. Wes (Gail) Barker, Brandon, Colo. Arrangements by Johnson- Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids. Mrs. Ira Packer funeral set Friday Mrs. Ira (Josephine) Packer, 69, Barnesville, died Monday at a Moorhead hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. James United Church of Christ in Barnesville with the Rev. Charles Saarion officiating and burial in Barnesville City Cemetery. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dickinson, she was born Oct. 26, 1904, in spencer, Iowa. As a small girl she came with her family to a farm near Foxhome and attended country school and grew up in that area. In 1922 she returned to Iowa and married Ira Packer of Barnesville there on Dec. 27, 1927. Then they moved to Barnesville where she lived until her death. Surviving are her husband; two brothers, Maynard and Trent, both of Foxhome; and one sister, Mrs. Lee (Gladys) Rhinehart, Bend, Ore. Arrangements by the Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville. INFLATION STRIKES BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) — Yugoslavia's government proposed and the parliament agreed that bank notes of 1,000 dinars (about $66 U.S.) should ue issued to facilitate money (ransaction in this country where check payments are not popular as yet and cash payments are appreciated. The biggest bank note now is of 500 dinars. Raging inflation of about 20 per cent annually in the past few years made it necessary to have bills of higher denomination. Edward Fisher, 68, services Saturday Edward Fisher, 66, Otter Tail Lake, died Wednesday in Kargo. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. James Church, Maine Township. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born Aug. 12, 1907, in Lidgerwood, N.D., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Fisher. He graduated from Wahpeton High School, attended Wahpeton State School of Science, and graduated from the Department of Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. From 1936-1945 he was employed at various funeral homes in the Twin Cities. In 1945 he moved to Minot where he operated the Thompson- Larson Funeral Home until retiring to Otter Tail Lake in 1970. Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine Miksche; two sons, Thomas, Minot; and Charles, Richville; a daughter, Mrs. Curtis (Marcia) Hill, Portland, Ore.; four grandchildren; four brothers and one sister. Arrangements were made by the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home in Minot. is the time to call me for the best car insurance value anywhere. HAROLD ROVANG MINI MALL CITY SHOPPING CENTEF 122 West Cavour Fergus Falls OFFICE: 734-5633 HOME: 736-4478 Open House at Weight Watchers! - CORRECTION - The Serta bedding sets advertised in Monday's Daily Journal were priced incorrectly. The correct price and a real bargain is: MATTRESS and BOX SPRING Full Size Reg. $159.95 JAEGER'S FURNITURE & CARPET &%/?/ Open House gives everyone who is interested in Weight Watchers a chance to find out more about the program and classes. At no charge and with no obligation, the public is welcome to visit any Weight Watchers meeting the week of March 11-16 and hear a free lecture. Afterwards people have an opportunity to ask questions and join if they wish. 1 I KfiRGIS MI1S United Church of Christ Monday 1:90 and 7:30 p.m. BARMiSYlllF, Fairview Apt. Community Bldg. Thursday 7:30 p.m. PEUC.IX RAPIDS St. I-eonards Catholic Church Tuesday 7:30p.m. For more information, CALL 546-3546 In Outstale Minnesota Call TOLL FREE SCO-552-7261 Ihe Dakolas and Wisconsin Call TOLL FREE 800-328-i"161 & ^O^'^OXV^^O&w^^

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