The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 8, 1974 · Page 10
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 10

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, May 8, 1974
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Bomb plan revealed SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Symbionese Liberation Army apparently was building a bomb in an apartment here, the San Francisco Examiner reported Tuesday. The San Francisco Chronicle had reported earlier that the apartment, discovered vacant last Thursday, apparently had been used an an armory. The Examiner said the terrorist SLA, which claims responsibility for the Feb. 4 kid- naping of Patricia Hearst, had been collecting shotgun shells, pellets, carbine and rifle car- tridges, am) gunpowder tor an antipersonnel bomb. "Together it was the makings of a pretty fair bomb," the Examiner quoted an unidentified source as saying. Miss Hearst's father, Randolph A. Hearst, is editor and president of the Examiner. The FBI agent in charge of the case, Charles Bates, refused to talk about the reports. Police and FBI agents have searched the apartment, in which several SLA members and Patricia Hearst are believed to have lived. Military bill okayed WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate passed a |9.6-billion supplemental money bill Tuesday after deleting a section which would have lowered entry requirements for the armed forces. The vote was 85-1. The bill's managers said the section was added at the request of the Marine Corps and Army because they are having severe problems meeting quotas for the voluntary armed services. fergis Falls (Mi.) luria! Wed. May 8, 1974 The section would have repealed a limitation, imposed last year, that at (east 55 per cent of the recruits be high school graduates and that not more than 18 per cent could be in the lowest intelligence category as shown by tests administered to new enrollees. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D- Mass., knocked out the repeal. He contended that removing the limits would force the military to turn more than ever to the poor and disadvantaged to meet their quotas. IN FIRST MEETING -Mayor Barbara Dootho mi co-chairmen Lillian and Ed Bechtel are pictured in discussion with the newly- appointed Bicentennial Committee of Fergus Falls as it held its initial meeting last night In the city hall. The committee hopes to develop an over all Bicentennial program which wffl involve all members in the community in an inspiring and meaningful commemoration ol the event in 197S. (Journal photo by June Barnum) Bicentennial committee holds Energy saving first organizational meeting By JUNE BARNUM Lillian and Ed Bechtel chaired the first meeting of the local Bicentennial Committee last night when members discussed their particular assignments and shared ideas for participation in the commemoration in 1976. The general theme, "A Past to Remember — A Future to Mold," was noted by Mrs. Bechtel as the overall goal to strive for in making plans for the event, and it was brought out that this could be done by various projects, such as beautifying the river area in the city, in special school activities, and in special community events. The Rev. Donald Knick noted that representatives of the various churches had already met to discuss plans and suggested that July 4, since it falls on a Sunday that year, be set aside for religious emphasis since "our nation was established by people with strong religious convictions who were seeking freedom of religious expression." The chairmen urged that members set up their own subcommittees and develop LA bus concept hopes continue LOS ANGELES (AP) — After 25 years of depending heavily on the car, many residents of this freeway-filled city are discovering a new way to get around: The bus. There has been a rapi<Hrai> sit bus system in Los^Aiigeles for years, but most persons have found their cars more convenient. Now comes the 25-cent ride. And for many motorists, plagued by high gasoline prices and spiraling parking fees, the bus and its quarter ride have become too good to pass up. On April 1, county supervisors authorized $9.6 million from federal revenue sharing funds to allow riders to go anywhere in an area 110 miles wide and 55 miles long for just 25 cents. "The 25-cent ride has changed things and brought a lot of people around," says Jack Gilstrap, general manager of the Southern California Rapid Transit District. For one thing, the number of riders jumped 15 per cent. District officials hope the program will lure up to 25 per cent more passengers by June 30, when the program ends. If supervisors agree on the scope of its success, the program will be continued. To carry the new riders, the District bought new buses, refurbished 150 old ones and hired 130 drivers to bring the total to 3,000. Buses now carry about 670,000 persons a day, about 75,000 more than before the 25- cerit tide began. To increase bus business, Sunday rides were cut to 10 cents. Also, motorists can park free in District lots in suburban El Monte and San Gabriel and ride the buses to LAS Angeles via a special freeway lane. The success of the "park and ride" sites has stirred plans for more, Gilstrap said. He estimates the 25-cent cost replaces $1.32 that commuters used to pay for riding from Long Beach to Pasadena, a distance of about 35 miles. For passengers traveling the 65 miles from San Bernardino to downtown Los Angeles, the fare has been whacked from $2.02 to $1.43. Riders on that run pay the old fare schedule only for the portion of their trip outside Los Angeles County, where the quarter fares do not apply. preliminary plans to be presented at the next meeting date which was set for June 11 at 7 p.m. at the city hall. Anyone in the community who has ideas to present, or would like to assist on one of the sub-committees, may contact the following committeemen who are listed with their particular assignments: Ed and Lillian Bechtel, — cochairmen Mrs. George Bowers — DAR June Barnum — Publicity, Daily Journal Ruth Berg — Publicity, KBRF Krogh — Drama, community college, public and private schools Frank Hedlund — Music, instrumental and vocal Charles Beck — Art, posters, displays and photography William Colbeck — Emphasis in classes, all schools Virginia Portmann — Senior citizens Paul Anderson — Izaak Walton, Wetlands, Fish and Game, parks, outdoor organization; ' .v^ •»•;• DonaldTCnick — Churcfies Robert Karst — Fair Association Carroll Crouch — City planning Cliff Maxwell - YMCA Robert Hemmingson — Contribution of ethnic groups, all librarians, museum Merle Atkinson — Scouts, Camp Fire, youth organizations Odis LeGrand — Recreational, athletics Bud Knutson — Citizen advisory, Chamber of Commerce Al Salwei — Veterans organizations. is revealed ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)State government achieved a 12 to 18 per cent energy saving in the period from December through February, Goy. Wendell Anderson said Tuesday. The governor said in a prepared statement that the saving included an 18 per cent cut in fuel oil, 14 per cent in electriity and 12 per cent in gasoline from the same three-month period a year earlier. The governor issued a 13- point directive last November requiring a reduction in temperatures in state buildings, lowered speeds for late vehicles and other measures. He called the results "most encouraging" and said he expects the saving to continue. In the December-January- February period, the state used 1.8 million gallons less fuel oil, 9.7 million fewer kilowatt hours and 32,864 gallons less gasoline. No dollar value was placed on the savings by the governor's office although the amount was said to be "considerable." MOTIIKR'S BAY And STOVER (MDY At Em , PX Drurt Cn. Free Gift Wrapping and Wrap-to-Mail! Robert L. Foster of California held his breath for 13 minutes 42'.2 seconds in a swimming pool. A DROP in the BOTTLE ,12" DOUBLE INSULATED ELECTRIC Today's prescribed medicines care so svjiftly ... cure so surely ... that yoj a'e back to work faster with smaller medical or hospital bills to pay. Obviously, prescribed medicines save you money: save you so much COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED AUTOMAT 1C OILER BUILT-IN BUCKING (Plus tax) (WHILE SUPPLY LASTS) MAY WE FILL YOUR NEXT PRESCRIPTION? 24-HOUR PRESCRIPTION SERVICE FREE CITY DELIVERY PRESCRIPTION PHARMACY 2 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS UPTOWN PHARMACY !<W West Lincoln Dial ns 1565 SOUTH PHARMACY 117 EaitVasa Dial n» SIIO McGraw-Edison GOLDEN ANVIL PROPANE i Kills flies gnats mosquitos A fine quality fogging device for smaller areas. Requires no electrical outlet - powered by propane. WITH t OT. Of BLITZ FOG INSECTICIDE (Plus lax) (WHILE SUPPLY LASTS) NORTHERN PROPANE GAS CO. MS Hampden Avenue East —Fergus Falls PHONE: 736-3789 "Practical gifts at sale prices" HAD MM A D t ISALE PRICES GOOD TODAY THRU MAY 11 MIST STICK CURLER Add -cur, F-i.g m, aid TUT in btOjti'J Cv.«l OK SALE WEST BEND 9-CUP PERCOLATOR LOCK-OICOVFR POLISHED ALU'iir.U'> PCPFY HARVfST AVOCADO OK SALE F88 Rockwell CORDLESS ELECTRICll Yard & Garden Sprayer « No no hc«. f>0 rress • Sp'S/s lu ! » ga''on GT tf*trn ghl chaige mtn any tcxn.'rwual Itqu'.d quart unfxe3^jt!e pla? OK SALE PORTABLE HAIR DRYER OK SALE 188 DISSTON' SLO. COCTR 3': QUA91 t-LAM? W AVOCADO OK SALE 188 REVERE | WHISTLING^ TEA KETTLE 30UA " OK SALE SHOP HARDWARE DISSTON CORDLESS GRASS SHEARS TrFLCrl CCiTFO STFf L E'.ADFS RFC MAGGING UNIT Ir.Q.UOEO OK SALE (99 D'ISSTON UPRIGHT CORDLESS GRASS SHEARS OK SALE '99 PRICED RIGHT-FOB KIDS! CAN OPENER J EKCO -. EGG BEATER * STA.NltSSSrFE!. BLiCFS OK SALE t33 OK SALE 144 TUMBLERS it,.,,! OK SALE CANDLE & FLORAL RING IASGF SCTNTFD CAI.DLE 3EAUTiFUL FLORAL RING OK SALE 199 LAST WEEK TO REGISTER...HURRY IN! EASY TO WIN! USE THIS COUPON TO ENTER THE BIG SWEEPSTAKES NOTHING TO BUY. . . NOTHING TO WRITE . . . 1of byAMCFI This is your Spring Happy Home Values 1 . jingles or I slogans to write. Simply fill m the coupon and deposit it in our store. Name_ I Address- Cily_ Slate .Zip. Dealer's Name. H&LOKHARDWARE IA 1974 Matador (shown) lor an Ambassador 1 Brougham Your choice! I Plus over 1500 other prizes. Add City ress 120 West Cavour — City Shopping Center Fergus Falls State Minnesota 56537 (Subject lo federal, stale ar.d local la.vs Noiopeniocor.testan'.swhtre pirt.cipai.ofi is p Pries w.'< bo a^.vded on J rai.cnal bai.s ? SEE THE AMC CAR ON DISPLAY IN FRONT OF OUR STORE COURTESY OF WORNER AUTO SALES WE HAVE COMPLETE STOCKS OF: Plumbing and Electrical Supples, Bulk Nals, Bulk Chain, Rope, Bulk Bolts, Screws and Nuts. We cut and thread pipe! We Cut Screen and Glass to Sixe! HARDWARE "Home Owned and Home Operated" "No. 1 Hardware Store in Otter Tail Empire" 120 W. Cavour - City Center Shopping Center - Fergus Falls PHONE 736-5201 OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00 A.M. TO9:00 P.M. OPEN SATURDAYS FROMS:00 A.M. TOS:30 P.M. — YOUR COMPLETE HARDWARE STORE —

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