The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on March 8, 1974 · Page 2
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Friday, March 8, 1974
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John Denver prepares for television special LOS ANGELES (AP) "Television is an exciting opportunity, but not something I need to do. I need to try it, But if I can't do it I have other things." So said singer John Denver, who may be one of the calmest persons around during this antsy lime of pilots and next Two killed in road mishaps By The Associated Press Two men died in Minnesota traffic accidents Thursday night, as the state highway toll this year reached 80, compared with 128 a year ago. A Bemidji man died when his car and a semi-trailer truck collided at Wilton, near Bemidji Thursday night. Killed in the accident on U.S. 2 was Arthur E. Jensen, 54. He was alone in the car. Bellrami County authorities said that the driver of the truck was Elmer W. Makela, 51, Floodwood. lie was treated at a Bemidji hospital foj, cuts and bruises. A car-train accident Thursday night took the life of a Richmond, Minn., man at Eden Valley. Meeker County authorities said Lewis Knoske, 57, was alone in the car when it collided with a freight train. fall's schedules. His pilot, "The John Denver Show," airs Monday night on ABC and comes at a time when variety shows are at their lowest ebb. ABC doesn't have a single variety show on the air at this time and hasn't since the Julie Andrews shot last year and the Burns and Schrieber show last summer. Variety is in such a low state Meetings The city planning commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the City Hall upper conference room. The agenda calls for discussion of: a conditional use permit for a car wash at 424 W. Lincoln; selection of a capital improvements committee; selection of a zoning committee for zoning outer limits of the city; selection of a housing committee; and study of zoning for the Gibson shopping area. Designer rewarded WASHINGTON (AP) - A Minneapolis, Minn., man is one of three winners of $5,000 awards from the government, for designs of coins to be issued for the United States Bicentennial. Scth G. Huntington designed an outline of Independence Hall, Philadelphia, that will appear on the back of the half dollar. The front of the special dollar, half dollar and quarter coins will remain the same as now except for bearing two dates, 1776 and 1976, to mark the 200th anniversary of American independence. Dozens of proposed designs were submitted in a contest that was judged by Treasury Secretary George P. Schultz and U.S. Mint Director Mary Brooks. The other winners of $5,000 each are Jack L. Ahr of Arling- Nixon lunches WASH I NGTtfN *' r "( A P')' President Nixon, who often has cottage cheese and ketchup lunches, dropped in on his White House aides as they lunched in the staff dining room Thursday. Taking a look at one dessert, a pastry shell stuffed with ice cream, Nixon commented: "You people eat pretty well here. You eat better than I do for lunch. Of course, I'm in better shape than you are." ton, 111., designer of a colonial drummer boy that will appear on the back of the Bicentennial quarter, and Dennis Williams of Columbus, Ohio, who designed a Liberty Bell superimposed on the moon that will be on the back of the dollar coin. The special coins are scheduled to be ready for circulation early in 1975. now that only four regular shows arc on the air - Sonny and Cher, Carol Burnett, Dean Martin and "Music Country USA." At this time it is uncertain whether Sonny and Cher will return; Cher Bono and her husband and singing partner, Sonny Bono, are having marital problems. Denver could bring a breath of mountain air if his show is selected. Denver, 30, lives in Aspen, Colo., with his wife, Annie, and commutes to his appearances. He said he plans to continue living in the mountains even if he does a weekly show. "Anytime I'm not working I want to be in the mountains," he said. "I don't like the city. I'm lucky that my work is all over the country and I can live where I choose. It helps with my songs. So many of the songs I've written come from my feelings about the mountains." He's also made dramatic appearances on' 'Owen Marshall" and "McCloud." Songs like "Rocky Mountain High," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Sunshine on My Shoulder" and "Eagle and the Hawk" will be on the special. Denver was born Henry John Deutschendorf in Roswell, N.Mex., but he lived in many places as his Air Force father was transferred around the world. "I can't remember a time whenldidn'tsing,"h?said. "In junior high school my grandmother gave me 2 guitar she used to play and my folks let me take lessons. I began adapting that to my singing, and a natural extension of that is you begin wiling songs." Moving into a new school can be a tough experience for a child, but Denver said he found his singing and playing was the quickest way to win friends. He's been at it since. Kidnaped youth gains freedom COMPLETE SHEETROCK FINISHING Taping — Texturing Painting Glidden's Paints Finishes Phone 864-5953 or 844-5672 LEE'S SHEETROCK SERVICE LeROY BROWN Battle Lake, Minn. By The Associated Press An 8-year-old Long Island boy kidnaped as he walked home from school Wednesday was released unharmed .early today after a ransom was paid, authorities said. Officials refused to reveal the amount of the ransom, but there were reports it amounted to $50,000. John Calzadilla of Dix Hills, N.Y., walked into a Holiday House restaurant on the New Jersey Turnpike near Se caucus about 1:10 a.m. after being released from a black sedan, authorities said. "The boy is fine. I thank the FBI for a fine job," said Michael Calzadilla, the youth's father, in a brief statement. Calzadilla is a tire salesman. The boy, appearing in good spirits, was cradled in his father's arms in the back seat of a car. "I feel fine," John told newsmen. The boy said he thought he had been held captive in a hotel or motel but did not know the locality. The boy also said there were three people in the black sedan that let him off in front of the restaurant — two men and a red-headed woman. Cox said. In developments on other recent kidnapings: : YES! BANK: : THEATRE • "RAPTURE 1 ' STARRING: Melvyn Douglas, Dean Stockwell SUNDAY, MARCH 10 - 10:30 P.M. Presented by your "YES" Bank: NORTHWESTERN BANK OF FERGUSFftLLS KXJB SPACE SHUTTLE OF THE FUTURE—This is a mookup oJ America's space shuttle of the future which was assembled at Rockwell International in Downey, Calif. A blend of airplane and spacecraft, the shuttle is expected tu begin hauling cargo from earth into obrit and back again in 1979. At the tail of the craft are huge bell-shaped rocket exhaust nozzles. (AP Wirephoto). Area happenings... Newscast will be shown of trial of AIM leaders —Another massive distribution of free food to San Francisco Bay area poor takes place today, the fourth financed by. newspaper executive Randolph A. Hearst in an effort to free his daughter, Patricia, from kidnapers. The 20-year- old coed was kidnaped by the Symbionese liberation Army Feb. 4, and there has been no word from the kidnapers since Feb. 21. A. Ludlow Kramer, executive director of People in Need, which is handling the food distribution, said Thursday "as of today, more than 80,000 food packets costing $416,820 have been distributed." Kramer estimated the original $2 million commitment from Hearst and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation probably would enable the handout program to continue "for another four weeks." —A Lilburn, Ga., couple faces arraignment today on a total of nine charges stemming from the abduction of Atlanta newspaper editor Reg Murphy. A federal grand jury handed down indictments Thursday charging William A. H. Williams, 33, with extortion and six related counts. His wife, Betty Ruth, 26, was charged with aiding and abetting extortion and failing to report a crime. Murphy, editor of The Atlanta Constitution, was released unharmed Feb. 23 after being held captive for 49 hours. The newspaper's owners paid a $700,000 ransom. —In Roanoke, Va., Betty Ann Van Baten, kidnapped Wednesday and released Thursday after payment of a $25,000 ransom, says one of her abductors formerly worked for her husband, Mrs. Balen's sister reported. The FBI today refused comment on the report. The kidnapers remained at large. The FBI said Thursday night that they were looking for a man and a woman. Mrs. Van Balen was released in West Virginia, and local authorities were checking motels and hotels in the Fayetteville and Charleston areas for the two suspects. Here's how they voted WASHINGTON (AP) - Here is how representatives from Minnesota and the Dakotas voted Thursday as the House reversed itself and rejected, 216 to 163, a rollback of domestic crude oil prices: Minnesota: Yes—Blatnik. No—Bergland, Frenzel, Quie, Zwach. Not voting—Fraser, Karth, Nelsen. Xorlh Dakota: Yes—Andrews. South Dakota: Yes-Abdnor, Denholm. A "yes" vole was for the bill. County board to meet The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday and Wednesday at the commissioners room in the court house. The board will be in session throughout both days. There will be no meeting Tuesday due to township elections. House near Dent burned RURAL DENT — A two-story farmhouse in Star Lake Township, southwest of Dent, was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon. The Dent Fire Department responded to the Harry Plummer farm shortly after noon but were unable to extinguish the blaze before the house was gutted. The department reported that two men, Steve Collins and Walter Petru, both of rural Dent, helped the 83-year-old Plummer out of his house by smashing a window. AH Plummer was able to save were some personal papers, firemen said. Plummer was unavailable for comment today. Dancers to meet ALEXANDRIA — The Alexandria Round Squares will dance from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. March 16 at the Washington School in Alexandria. Ivan Becker of Oakes, N.D., will do the calling. Blood pressure clinic set WADENA—A workshop on high blood pressure will be held March 22 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Wadena, beginning at 12:15 p.m. with registration, and ending at 4:30 p.m. The program will define what high blood pressure is, high blood pressure as a risk factor, the importance of continued treatment in the reduction of risks, and a general session on medicalions and diets used in treatment. Fee for the session is $2.50 per person or $4 per couple. The clinic is sponsored by the St. Louis Park Medical Center and The Health Education for Living Program in Minneapolis. For more information contact the Concerted Services office in Wadena. Concert set for Frazee FRAZEE—The second annual Pop Concert, sponsored by the Frazee High School Chorus, pop group and vocal chamber, will be held March 15 at 8 p.m. in the Frazee Elementary School gym Potato chips and pop will be served. There will be a charge. St. Paul boy shot ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A St. Paul boy was shot in the lower right leg on his 10th birthday Thursday when a grocery store owner fired a revolver a't a fleeing robber. Spokesmen at St. Paul Ramsey Hospital said Gerald Wells, son of Edna Giles of St. Paul, was in stable condition. Henry Ttllman, owner of the Milton Market told police a young man wearing a brown ski mask entered Ihe store shortly after 3 p.m., pointed an automatic pistol at him and took $50 from a cash register and $11 from Tillman's wallet. Tillman said the man ran out of the market, and the store owner followed with a gun he kept beneath the counter. Tillman told police he fired three times at the man and one WHITE DRUG STORE Will Be The Only DOWNTOWN DRUG STORE OPEN SUNDAY 9:00a.m.to2:00p.m. Fergus Falls (Mi.) kirial Fri, Mar. 8, 1974 2 Ethiopia strike is continuing ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More workers joined the general strike today against Ethiopia's new government. With the strike in its second day, the port at Massawa was closed. International flights were crippled, and the railways didn't run. Department stores, banks and some factories were closed. Big farms were idle, and government newspapers failed to appear. More stores and restaurants closed in Asmara, the nation's second largest city. The U.S. Embassy was closed for the second day as a precaution against violent demonstrations. But the only demonstration reported so far, a student march Thursday, was peaceful. Spokesmen for the Confederation of Ethiopian Labor Unions said the general strike — the first in Ethiopia's history — was drawing support from beyond its 88,000 members. They claimed that as many as 120,000 workers were on strike and would stay out until the new prime minister, Endalkachew Makonnen, met their demands for wage increases and labor- law reforms. of the shots must have hit Gerald. The bandit escaped down an alley. Tillman said it-was the fifth time his store has been robbed in two years. Vegas act canceled BEVERLY HILUS, Calif. (AP) — Frank Sinatra, recovering from a sinus inflammation, has canceled a scheduled engagement at Cesar's Palace in Las Vegas March l-t-20. His physician. Dr. Edward A. Kantor, said it would be unwise for the singer to keep the engagement before embarking on a nine-city concert tour April 8. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)-Defense attorneys challenging a priest's recollection of events early in the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee, S.D., planned to bring in a rerun of a televised newscast today. The Rev. Paul Manhart, pastor of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church at Wounded Knee, was on the stand a week after he first began testifying as a government witness. On trial are two leaders of the American Indian Movement (AIM), Russell Means, 34, Porcupine, S.D., and Dennis Banks, 41, St. Paul. The government charges them in a 10- count indictment with burglary, theft, assault, firearms violations and conspiracy. Kr. Manhart was one of about a dozen residents who remained in the village after the occupation began Feb. 27,1973. William Kunstler and Douglas Hall, two of the six- lawyer defense team, recalled Thursday Father Manhart's earlier testimony he wasn't interviewed by newspersons while he remained at Wounded Knee 10 days. He had answered, "I avoided that strictly." When Kunstler pressed him on the point, the priest acknowledged newspeople had come to the house where most of the dozen local residents were bunched. Kunstler raised the question of "whether you gave an interview to television reporters in which you discussed at some length the question of remaining at Wounded Knee." The priest said a young lady had interviewed some people and he may have spoken briefly. "I recall a short interview," he added. "I was caught in the chair where I was sitting." He said he responded to only one question, like "How are you feeling." A conference among defense and prosecution lawyers followed at the bench with U.S. District Judge Fred Nichol. That paved the way for the defense to bring in the telecast replay, which was to be shown without the jury present. Defense counsel also introduced as an exhibit a published photograph showing Fr. Manhart at a negotiations session about March 4, 1973. He acknowledged that the teepee meeting could have been then, rather than March 7 or 8 as he'd earlier testified. The priest attended the session between Indian and government negotiators to read a "resolution." It declared the occupying force was there as "invited quests" of Wounded Knee residents, and called for U.S. marshals and FBI agents "to cease and desist from firing upon our guests members of AIM and members of the news media..." In other testimony Thursday, Fr. Manhart acknowledged words such as "residence" and "non-residence" written on the signature list accompanying the resolution as a defense exhibit were confusing. He said the notations were a factor in his suspicions some of the names on the five-page list were forgeries. Actually, the notes were written in by FBI or Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) personnel, agents have testified. They showed up on an FBI "working" copy rather than the original later produced as an exhibit to clarify the matter at insistence of the defense. The priest also denied the Jesuit order to which he belonged has tried to impose Catholic beliefs on reservation Indians. Fr. Manhart said study and interpretation of the rigorous religious rite of the Sioux Indian is encouraged. car insurance value anywhere HAROLD ROVANG MINI MALL CITYSHOPPINGCENTER 122 West Cavour Fergus Falls OFFlCEi 7365633 HOME: 736 4478 BECAUSE, , .EVERVDOdv EMS... 8of« your tiering proW»m» wHl I ho Tallymaitar Mark V. Fully •iKtric addition nnd subtraction with to!«l» up to 999.999.99. C«M- Mrde.wl glnl coralruclion. araJ {lurdy cycolac c«» in d^slinctiva Harv«si Gold color. LlgtilweloM and portabl^-lia» built-in carrying ^an^na. Made In USA and ouar- •"•»»<) CUB full year-parti and JT-by Victor, America's largnt m«nulictur»rotbtn!nt»machTn»i. Fully Electric SOLD Al VICTOR LUNDEEN'S Printers and Stationer* COMING APRIL 6 FERGUS FALLS' ANNUAL BARBERSHOP CHORUS AND QUARTET SHOW WATCH FOR IT! INCOME PROPERTY (Formerly Rothsay Hotel) FOR SALE TO SETTLE ESTATE, WILK1N COUNTY, ROTH SAY, MINNESOTA BY MARTHA C. HANSON ESTATE Lots 7 & 8 - Village of Rothsay, Block 1 being a part of the EV 2 of SE'*.25-125-45, attractive, well-kept9 bedroom homestead with garage and woodshed Six 6 bedrooms and large bathroom upstairs, three (3) bedrooms downstairs, or may be used as two Apts. downstairs. All carpeted and paneled. V 2 bath downstairs. Two (2) basements and vegetable cellar. Lovely yard. Furniture (antiques) may be purchased also. Submit written bid to: Mrs. E. M Noyes Ad mimslratrix. Box 138, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Martha C. Hanson, Estate. Bids will be opened Friday, March 22, 1974 2-00 p.m. at the Farmers State Bank, Rothsay, Minnesota The right to reject any or all bids is reserved For more information. Call Mrs. Gina Noyes 218 495-2247 or 218-736-3149.

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