The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 8, 1974 · Page 9
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 9

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, May 8, 1974
Page 9
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Asbestos filter plan wi/f begin with installation CLEORA BROWN GLASS SLIPPER — One of (17 slippers collected over the yean by- Mrs. Claud (Cleora) Brown of Richville. (Journal photos by Bill Bank) A collector by nature A COLLECTOR BY NATURE — Cleora has been collecting creamers for so many years she no longer has room in her china closet for any more. But that won't stop her from continuing to search for more. The chairs and table, below, are real collectors' items. Hand-crafted by a cousin of hers in Norway, there are only five in existence. The horns are from musk ox her cousin killed in Greenland over 40 years ago. The seats are inlaid with several different kinds of wood. By BILL BANK Area News Editor RICHVILLE — Cleora Brown makes no bones about it. She's a collector by nature and slowly, year by year, her house is becoming filled with the things which strike her fancy. Her husband, Claud, doesn't seem to mind. In fact, he's been known on occasion to add a few things to her collections himself. Cleora had a cousin (now deceased) who was a collector of sorts, and perhaps it was through him that she developed her affinity for amassing various objects. Her cousin found the odd and the unusual in all parts of the world and fashioned usable items from them. Forays into the woods of his native Norway yielded the roots of birch trees. Whaling trips to Greenland produced the horns from the rare musk ox. He put them together and created several unusual chairs and tables. The first he sent to the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. When Cleora told him how much she liked it he built one for her and shipped it to Richville. Piece by piece to avoid damaging it. "If I'd of known you liked things like that you surely would of got that first one," he told her in his broken English on a visit to this country some years later. Eventually he cent her enough material to put together two chairs and two tables of hand-carved wood inlaid with the horns of musk ox. This cousin — his name was Meyer Olsen — had a unique sense of humor, Cleora recalls. Once he sent her a watch, not unusual, but it was packed in a can of sardines. "He cleaned out the sardines, filled it with tissue paper and lead — as well as the watch — and soldered the top back on so nobody could tell it had ever been opened," she remembers. He included a note which read, "You must look good for that which is of much worth." She had no idea what he was talking about until she opened the can. He also made his own shoes and once measured Cleora's foot for a pair which she still has today. Possibly the finest pair of shoes she's ever owned, Cleora says. With a relative like that to stimulate her it isn't surprising that Cleora found herself accumulating things of her own. Creamers, for instance. She has a china closet filled with them and claims she isn't looking for any more, but she still seems to bring more home all the time. But another collection she's accumulated over the years will probably continue to grow for years with little effort. Fifteen years ago she decided she just had to collect something. "I'dheard of people collecting salt and pepper shakers," she said. "I thought I'd do something different, so I decided to collect glass slippers and shoes." Her first acquisition, a little purple slipper came from her mother. The second she bought for a dune in a store in Richville. Now she has 617 shoes from 22 different countries. One pair is made out of shells, another of ebony, and a third from hardened lace and ribbon. Others are made from gun shell casings, sugar, blown glass, and various kinds of metals. While she says she isn't actively looking for new items she can often be found at garage sales and auctions, looking for the unusual to add to her collections. Her house is beginning to take on the looksof a museum, but Cleora just can't seem to stop adding to it. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)-The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin installation of nuclcpore filters in the the city of Duluth Friday. Jack Bratz said the equipment will filter microscopic asbestos-like fibers from the city's drinking water supply. Corps officials met with Duluth Mayor Ben Boo, Dave Peterson, head of the Duluth Water Department, and other city officials Tuesday to discuss the steps that will be taken to make filtered drinking water available to non-residential areas of Duluth. During phase one of the Corps plan some 20 multi-cartridge filters will be installed in firehouses and other public locations, while 500 single cartridge filters will be installed in schools, restaurants and hospitals. Bratz said additional filters will be added if needed. Local civil defense officials in Duluth are surveying locations throughout the city and its three suburbs of Proctor, Rice Lake and Hermantown to determine where single cartridge filters should be installed in those three communities. Bratz said some 35 local plumbing firms have been contracted to install the filters. He said each plumbing firm will install one multi-cartridge filler. Four of the single cartridge units will be installed daily. Special kits will be supplied by a plumbing supply house for connecting the filters to water sources, said Bratz. According to Corps officials, all six communities on the North Shore affected by asbestos-fibers in their water supplies probably will issue resolutions asking for installation as part of the phase one program. The Corps said it expects special filters to begin arriving in Duluth via air at the rate of 72 daily beginning Friday. While the meeting was underway in Duluth, other Corps officials were discussing filter installation with officials of the Minnesota communities of Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Cloquct and Beaver Bay, and Superior, Wis. Bratz said some installations are also expected to be made in those communities Friday. Initially, he said, the Corps will maintain, monitor and change filters for the units being installed. Phase two of the plan, expected to go into Fergus falls (MR.) Joirul Wed. May 8,1974 1Q operation Feb. 13,1975, utilize a diatomaceous earth filter process connected directly to the water supplies of the communities. RICANS HOUSE PLAN HA824Gis a ranch design of brick construction trimmed with wood. The entrance foyer leads to a center hall from which every room is accessible. The family-living room holds a fireplace flanked by two windows on the rear wall. Breakfast nook and kitchen traffic can flow from the garage, the main hall or the family-living room. Also, sliding glass doors lead outdoors and the exit from breakfast nook to the two-car garage features a family closet. The dining room looks out on the front yard through the bay window. The master bedroom has its own bathroom with shower. The family bath has a built-in vanity. The location of the basement stairs is convenient for laundry purposes. The total living space, excluding garage, covers 1,553 square feet. To obtain the cost of the blueprint, write to the architect, Carl E. Gaiser, 25600 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, Mich. .48075. Include a stamped, self- addressed envelope for reply. ess OFF ENTIRE STOCK It's only at S and L and it's only once a year! It's a full 15 per cent off on our entire stock of missy and junior dresses. Warmer weather dresses! Longs! Pantsuits! In every color, pattern, and fabric imaginable. Sizes 5-13, 8-18, & 14'- 2 -24Va. TV networks ready to rotate impeachment probe coverage By JAV SHARBUTT AP Television Writer NEW YORK (APi - The CBS, NBC and ABC networks say they've agreed to rotate their live TV coverage of the public portions of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment probe, which may start May 21. Under the rotation system, which the networks adopted last June during the early stages of the Senate Watergate hearings, the networks take turns providing live coverage of each day's open hearings. Any network has the option of "going live" with the hearings, even on days it hasn't the primary live TV duty. The rotation agreement can be ended at the request of any network at the end of any hearing week. The Public Broadcasting Service says it also will provide gavel-to-gavel TV coverage of the upcoming hearings. But it says it hasn't decided yet if it'll air the hearings live, or videotape them for replay at night as it did for most of the Watergate hearings. It appears that live or video- tape coverage of the Judiciary Committee's public inquiry into the possible impeachment of President Nixon won't be anywhere as lengthy as the coverage of the Watergate hearings. Those proceedings began on May 17 a year ago. lasted 53 days and didn't leave the nation's TV screens until November. A spokesman for the House committee said once the group's open hearings start, "the best estimate is that they're going to run about five or six weeks." And he noted that the committee's chairman, Rep. Peter W. Rodino Jr.. D-N.J., "has said he's going to run them (the open hearings) three days a week, morning and afternoon." The start of these sessions, the spokesman said, may come ' the week after next. He said the committee may have to close some sessions to the public and reporters if certain testimony might "affect someone's constitutional rights in an ongoing court case or something like that. Register to Win! A FREE DRESS of your choice will be given away. Drawing will be held Saturday, May 18

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