The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on March 6, 1974 · Page 13
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 13

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, March 6, 1974
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Streaker critically injured NO WAITING IN LINE — While motorists patiently wait for their turns at the gasoline pumps, Sieve Grant aad Rick Sylvester, right, pull out of a service station in Los Angeles after getting prompt service for a deflated tire. Their rickshaw was being used by a company making a movie nearby when it required attention. (AP Wirephoto) By The Associated Press Streaking spread to the streets of New York overnight as a group of big city students dashed nude across the Columbia University campus, following a trail blazed by collegians elsewhere. The fad has led to scattered arrests—mostly for indecent exposure. An Oklahoma streaker was critically injured when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a car. On the whole, however, the streaking syndrome has caused few problems. Authorities generally take a lenient attitude as long as the streakers stay on campus and don't interfere with anyone else. The New Yorkers—45 men and a lone coed—claimed a record for the length of their streak, a sprint of a mile and a half that started at about 11 p.m. They were accompanied by a 16-piece university band and cheered on by about 1,000 supporters. Across the country, small groups of students from the University of Washington braved the cold to streak past a row of fraternity and sorority houses near the campus. Among the stars: a streaker in an orange helmet on a French racing bike and an 18- year-old girl who won a sprint against five males. At Northwestern University in Evanston, 111., about 120 male streakers paraded along a four-lane road early this morning. One source said police closed the street to traffic for about 45 minutes, but authorities denied that they had taken any action at all. Other nude runners were reported at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, where the campus paper urged students to "be chic and streak;" at Northern Illinois in DeKalb, and at Parks College of Aero Technology in Cahokia, which claimed 300 streakers at one time. The fun in Oklahoma was marred by the accident. A crowd of 300 at the East Central State College campus in Ada, Okla., watched in horror Tuesday as Mitchell Scruggs, 21, lost control of his bike and slammed into a parked car. He suffered critical head injuries. Elsewhere in Oklahoma, dashing around in the nude continued unabated. Four Oklahoma State students made a successful streak from the school library to a dormitory at high noon. And late Tuesday evening, about 40 streakers entertained an estimated 2,000 persons on the University of Oklahoma campus. In Sioux Falls, S.D., the streaking fad reached down into the high school set Tuesday night. A youngster, wearing only a ski mask, socks and white tennis shoes, made a mad dash across the basketball court between quarters of the Sioux Falls Lincoln-Brandon Valley Area (happenings... Reward offered for lost balloonist Council 'C to meet The Grants Committee of the Region C Advisory Council of the Governor's Commission on Crime Prevention and Control will meet at Becker's Supper Club in Fergus Falls March 14 at 11 a.m. The Advisory Council of the commission will meet at Becker's Supper Club at 1:30 p.m. March 14. Better band facilities sought EI^BOW LAKE — A petition is circulating in Elbow Lake requesting a vote on a bond issue which would provide new facilities for practice for the Elbow Lake-Wendell Band. The proposed facilities would cost $140,000 to $150,000, according to Bandmaster Gordon Peterson. The petition must be signed by 50 voters before the bond issue can be brought to a general vote, he said. Peterson claims the present bandroom is one of the poorest to be found anywhere in Minnesota. The petition is sponsored by the Elbow Lake - Wendell Band Boosters Club. Official cites N.D. resentment on wheat report WASHINGTON (AP) - A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the safe recovery of missing balloonist Thomas Gatch Jr. The adventurer's two sisters put up the reward Tuesday to spur further efforts in the search for Gatch, a 46-year-old bachelor from Alexandria, Va. Gatch was trying to become the first man to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon. He was last seen Feb. 21 by a Liberian ship about 1,200 miles west-southwest of the Canary Islands. Offering the reward are Gatch's sisters, Eleanor Armstrong Hoaglan and Nancy Gatch Svien, both of Rochester, Minn. "The Pentagon is having a hard time with its computer not telling them where to search," said Mrs. Svien. "We want to go back to hu- man beings, that's why we offered the reward. We want to reach more people: men in fishing boats, in small planes, on ships. There are so many variables about where he went down, we need all those eyes," she said. Persons with information on Gatch who wish to qualify for the reward must submit their claims in writing to the Washington law firm of Sachs, Greenbaum and Tayler, according to a spokesman for the balloonist. Meanwhile, the flight control center in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, said Tuesday it was constantly tuned in to Gatch's emergency radio freqency but had heard nothing in 11 days. The world's longest covered bridge spans 1,282 feet across the St. John River at Hartland, N.B. BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) The current "created" wheat shortage is causing widespread resentment throughout North Dakota, according to George Smith, chairman of the North Dakota Wheat Commission. Smith said there should be an immediate survey of U.S. wheat stocks by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, and the results of such a survey should be made public within 30 days. In a letter to William Mead, chairman of the American Bakers Association, Smith said North Dakota has significant supplies of 1973 crop wheat on hand for millers and bakers. "On behalf of North Dakota wheat and durum producers, we must advise you that 'created crisis' tactics raise widespread resentment here," Smith wrote Mead. "Our farmers are certainly concerned about being blamed for increased bread and flour prices—caused by a 'shortage' which they know does not exist." Smith said More than 100 million bushels of high-quality hard red spring wheat and durum are available on North Dakota farms and in elevators. "That is a sufficient supply to feed the entire country for a minimum of seven weeks," he added. "We would also advise you that the northern plains states will be harvesting from 10-20 per cent more acres in July and August, with production projected to set new records." Smith said North Dakota farmers cannot understand how the "wheat they sell at about 12 cents per loaf of bread can cost the same farmer about 50 cents at his local grocery store." Smith also sent a copy of the letter to consumer advocate Ralph Nader and said Nader should conduct an investigation into the accuracy of wheat estimates. "Unlike the current oil shortage situation, this nation's consumers can determine with reasonable accuarcy how many bushels of wheat are really available to millers and bakers," Smith said. "We are, therefore, by a copy of this letter, requesting that Mr. Ralph Nader and his staff conduct an investigation of wheat supplies held by bakers and millers, farmers, handlers and exporters on the behalf of the American producers and consumers." Smith also cautioned the Bakers Association "that a campaign to convince consumers that a shortage exists, could result ' in producer backlash-a holding action that could drive grain prices even higher." Man needed help on identification LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A man who asked police help here last week because he could not remember who he was has been identified as John Lloyd Jones, 34, of Bird Island. Minn. Police said Jones had partially regained his memory and boarded a bus Tuesday night to rejoin his wife and four children in Minnesota. Working with psychiatrists at Lincoln General Hospital. Jones was able to recall being in Bird Island Feb. 26 anil finding himself two days later in Wichita, Kan. He said he hitchhiked to Lincoln. Police said they were told by Mrs. Jones that her husband had previously experienced periods of amnesia. SPECIAL SPORTCOAT SAVINGS Wrinkles may be flattering...but not in his SPORTCOAT '29 re|. (45 He'll look neat and great in 100 per cent polyester. Choose patterns or solid colors in two button, center vent styling. All . that and remarkable savings, too! Sizes 38-46. high school basketball game. An estimated 3,000 persons witnessed the sprint, and he was given thunderous applause. But the Sioux Falls Police Department took the youth into custody shortly after the incident. Students at the University of Pennsylvania admitted their planned April 1 "streak for impeachment" at the White House was all "a giant hoax." "We are very sorry, we want to publicly apologize to the American people," said Paul Matthias, a streak planner and vice-chairman of student government. "It was an ill-conceived April Fool's joke." Seven male "meaner streak- ers" at the University of Wyoming braved 28-degree temperatures to dash past sorority house row. An estimated 3,000 persons watched as about 60 streakers, including 15 to 20 women, ran or walked naked on the University of Georgia campus at Athens Tuesday night. Police made no attempt to stoo the streakers or to disperse the cheering crowd. The previous night they used gas to disperse the crowd and arrested two persons. An Oklahoma City psychiatrist, meanwhile, gave his blessing to the fad. "There's nothing more human than a person in the buff," said Dr. Jay T. Shurley. "When little children do it, we think it's charming." Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Wed., Mar. 6, 1974 *Nixon Continued from page 1 court hearing that Nixon also is willing to answe.' written questions from the committee which is considering impeachment resolutions. St. Clair said Nixon would submit to an oral interview if the committee was not satisfied with the written answers. At his last news conference, also broadcast live from the East Room on Feb. 25, Nixon gave an optimistic assessment of the energy crunch and, in responding to questions, disclosed the Watergate grand jury had unsuccessfully sought his personal testimony. At that session Nixon also asserted that criminal wrongdoing was necessary for impeachment of a President and declared, "I do not expect to be impeached." In the past, months sometimes have elapsed between Nixon news conferences. But late last summer and last fall, Nixon held four news conferences in a period of about two months. The President has scheduled a nationally televised and broadcast question-and-answer session with members of the National Association of Broadcasters in Houston on March 19. POSTAL BLARNEY KANSAS CITY (AP) Despite automation in the postal service, St. Patrick's Day cards can still be sent to aptly named places like St. Patrick, Mo., or Emerald, Wis., for postmarking and forwarding. It's true in many parts of the U.S. today that mail from small towns goes to central sorting offices to be imprinted with only a ZIP- numbered postmark. 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