The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 8, 1974 · Page 17
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, May 8, 1974
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Transcripts * Hearing . • Continued from page 1 Nixon called Dean Into his office. Dean complained that Gray had been less successful than his predecessor, J. Edgar Hoover, would have been in keeping the FBI "in bounds." "I had thought was an impossible task to hold together until after the election until things starting falling out," Dean said, "but we have made it this far, and I am convinced we are going to make it the whole road and pat this thing in the funny pages of the history books rather than anything serious." The President replied that "it will be somewhat serious, but the main thing, of course, is also the isolation of the President ... because that, fortunately, is totally true." Nixon told Dean to get in touch with Atty. Gen Richard G. Kleindienst to tell him to keep the Senate Watergate hearings in line and White House people from testifying. "Let's remember this was not done by the White House," Nixon said. "This was done by the Committee to Re-elect, and Mitchell was the chairman, right?" if the Watergate hearings were allowed to get out of hand, he said they could "ruin John Mitchell." On March. 13, the two men began to get down to specifics. With Haldeman present, they First discussed a proposal to make Colson an unpaid, unannounced, inactive White House consultant in order to keep his activities under the cloak of executive privilege in case he should be called to testify. The President approved the plan. As the conversation continued, Haldeman dropped out of the discussion and apparently left the room. The President asked who would be the first Watergate committee witness. "Sloan," Dean replied, referring to former campaign treasurer Hugh Sloan. Nixon: "Unfortunate." Dean: "No doubt about it." Nixon: "He's scared?" Dean: "He's scared; he's weak. He has a compulsion to . cleanse his soul by confession. We are giving him a lot of stroking." Since fund-raisers Herbert W. Kalmbach and Maurice H. Stans would have the greatest problems as a result of Sloan's testimony, Dean said, "they are working closely with him to make sure that he settles down." The President said the Watergate committee was really out to get Haldeman and asked Dean to explore that with him. He indicated he suspected former appointments secretary Dwight L. Chapin of knowing something about Watergate and was concerned that Chapin might lead to Haldeman. Dean assured him Chapin knew nothing about Watergate. Nixon: Strachan? Dean: "Yes." "He knew?" "Yes." "About the Water- Continued from page 1 for many years prior to 1951. A man named Ackerman owned the island before it was sold to LIC and Chell said an assistant attorney general for the state issued a letter to Ackerman's attorney stating that an order was going to be issued compelling Ackerman to remove landful) he had placed on the sandbar. However, that order was never actually given, according to DNR files, Chell stated. Most of the questioning of Chell was done by Donald Paquette, a special assistant to the state attorney general. Chell was later examined by Hobert W. Irvine, an attorney from Detroit I^akes who is representing the LIC. Irvine elicited testimony from Chell indicating that DNR records could not specify whether a channel through the culvert was permanent before LIC obtained the permit in 1951 or if the channel was clear only occasionally throughout the years. Chell also stated that the channel could be maintained by the LIC, but that it would require several cleanouts a year, probably. Irvine also asked Chell if there was any way for LIC to know that the DNR required them to keep the channel clear before they purchased the property. Chell said there was probably no way for the general public to be aware that the state required the property to be maintained in some way. Testimony was expected to continue all day with various representatives of groups and other interested citizens giving testimony. The hearing is being referred to Larry £eymour of the Department of Natural Resources. The hearing was originally scheduled for the conference room in the Law Enforcement Center in the court house but was moved to District Court due to the large number of persons attending. marijuana charge Three persons appeared before Judge Elliott 0. Boe in County Court today on charges of possessing marijuana. David UonardTordsen, 20, 507 E. Gustavus, Timothy John McCabe, 21, 536 \V. linden, and Gary Allen Korby, 19, 726 Springcn, were arrested by I-'crgus Kails Police investigating a loud drinking party at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, according to the complaint. 'Hie three were discovered in a parked automobile near the Kiver Oaks Addition when police approached the vehicle for a routine identification check and smelled the odor of burning marijuana. Tordsen is being held in custody, McCabe has been released on personal recognizance and Korby is being held in lieu of $1,000 bond. Possession of marijuana is a felony that carries a maximum penally of three years imprisonment and S3.000 fine. The three have been scheduled for a May 23 arraignment in District Court. Birth control discussed at hearing Nixon: Dean: Nixon: gate?" Dean: Nixon •Yes." "Well then, he probably told Bob (Haldeman). He may not have." Dean: "He was judicious in what he relayed, but Strachan is as tough as nails. He can go in and stonewall and say, 'I don't know anything about what you are talking about.' He has already done it twice, you know, in interviews." Nixon: "I guess he should, shouldn't he? I suppose we can't call that justice, can we?" The revelation about Strachan seemed to surprise the President. He returned to it a moment later. Nixon: "But he knew? He knew about Watergate? Strachan did?" Dean: "Yes." Nixon: "I will be damned! Well, that is the problem in Bob's case, not Chapin then, but Strachan. Strachan worked for him, didn't he?" But Dean assured him it would be difficult to prove Strachan's knowledge, and the President asked, "Who knew better? Magruder?" Dean: "NJagruder and Liddy." Nixon: "Oh, I see. The other weak link for Bob is Magruder. He hired him. etcetera." "Is it too late to go the hangout road?" Nixon asked later, indicating that John D. Ehrlichman favored making the full Watergate story public. Dean said he and Haldeman had kicked it around and decided not to recomment it. "There is a certain domino situation here," Dean said. "If some things start going, a lot of other things are going to start going, and there can be a lot of problems if everything starts falling. So there are dangers, Mr. President. I would be less than candid if I didn't tell you there are." At another point in that meeting. Dean said people in the White House did not know of the Watergate break-in, "we just did not know what as going to be done. I think there are some people who saw the fruits of it, but that is iiiiothn story." The President did M"'. pursue it. l-'oiir tliivs l.iUT, on March 17. Dean told Nixon that Hunt and Liddy, while working for Ehrlichman in the White House, had broken into the Los Angeles office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. "What in the world — What in the name of God ...? This is the first 1 ever heard of this," the President said. Dean was trying to explain that the incident might come out in the Watergate hearings, and Nixon strenuously objected. "It's irrelevant," the President said. "That's the point ... Now what the hell has this got to do with it?" Then, on March 20, Dean told the President by telephone that he would like to take about 30 minutes to lay out the facts of Watergate, "paint the whole picture for you, the soft spots, the potential problem areas." Up to that point, Dean said, the President had been given only bits and pieces. Nixon said he might want to have Dean give a general report to the Cabinet and to congressional leaders, adding: "1 want to know where all the bodies are first." They met at 10:12 a.m. the next day, and Dean told him. Tomorrow: Clemency and hush money. Bankruptcy is declared MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) -New World Inns, Inc., Bloomington, Minn., manager of alxmt 25 motels in the Twin Cities and western states, has been declared bankrupt in U.S. District Court. The action means the firm's attempts to work out a voluntary financial arrangement with creditors has failed. Motels that have been managed by New World Inns include the Hopkins Houses in the suburbs of Hopkins and Golden Valley; Twin Motor Inn and Midway Motor Inn, both in St. Paul, and McGuirc's Ramada Inn in Arden Hills, a St. Paul suburb. A meeting of the firm's creditors has been scheduled June 3. Homer Bonhiver, Minneapolis certified public accountant, was named trustee of the New World Inn. Petitions have been filed to permit the properties to continue in operation while arrangements to pay creditors are being made. WASHINGTON (AP) - Passage of a constitutional amendment against abortion could be used to outlaw intra-uterine devices and morning-after contraceptives, a Senate judiciary subcommittee was told Tuesday. "If those opposed to the use of these modern contraceptives succeeded in preventing their use, or manufacture, an irreparable blow would be inflicted on the many successful family planning programs in this country and overseas," said John D. Biggers, Harvard physiology professor. "We would in fact be set back 20 years and be forced to rely on the former relatively ineffective conventional methods of contraception," he said. The proposed constitutional amendments under consideration by the subcommittee declare that human life begins with fertilization and that to destroy life after fertilization is murder. "One of the concerns that some people have had about the intra-uterine device is whether it prevents pregnancy by acting after fertilization," Biggers said. "We do not know how the IUD works in women but there is a high likelilwod thut it does interfere with implantation." Two foreign genetccists presented by anti-abortion forces testified about the growth and flevelopmcflt of human life before birth. In ii statement distributed at the hearing, former Sen. Maurine Neuberger, l)-0ie., objected to the taking of testimony on a U.S. constitutional amendment from foreigners. The witnesses were Dr. Je- rome I/eJeune, C'haire de Gen- etique Fondamcntale, Paris, France, and Sir Albert W. Liley of the University of Auckland in New Zealand. "The sole role of medicine is to protect the individual from accidents as much as possible during the long and gangerous road of life," said LeJeune. "I am incredulous that the proponents of this legislation would bring two foreign witnesses to testify in favor of an amendment to the Constitution of the United States," said Mrs. Neuberger, a sponsor of the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights. "It is an insult to every U.S. citizen that the opponents of abortion rights could not find an American witness with an innate appreciation of the importance of freedom of conscience and the free exercise of religious beliefs already guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States," she said. Coal needs projected *Board Continued from page 1 *Nixon Continued frum page 1 reporters and in a floor speech he said, "I am not going to take any position supporting any action which involved any form of immorality or criminality as the transcripts indicate." St. Clair said Nixon still is willing to consider turning over additional evidence to the House Judiciary Committee dealing with political contributions by the dairy industry and the settlement of an antitrust suit against the International Telephone & Telegraph Corp. The committee has outstanding requests for materials dealing with the milk and ITT cases, and St. Clair differentiated between these and the Watergate case. St. Clair said Nixon had taken his Watergate stand because he believes there would be a "never-ending" stream of requests and because he has to preserve the presidency from such demands. two contracts for repairs on state highways. Bain Brothers and Don Dahlman Co. of Clarissa won the contract for County State-Aid Highway 58 with a low bid of $106,186.26. Eight companies bid on the project. The highest bid was $134,077.38. The section of Highway 58 to be repaired is north of New York Mills. Donald Conroy Construction Company of Dumont was awarded a contract for repair of County State-Aid Highway 65 northwest of Parkers Prairie, with a low bid of $134,739.93. Nine companies bid on the project. The highest bid was $163,749.80. In other action, the commissioners agreed to a grading project on a county line road in cooperation with the Grant County Board of Commissioners. The county line road is common to both Otter Tail and Grant Counties. The section to be graded runs between County State-Aid Highway 82 and County State-Aid Highway 20. The preliminary and construction engineering will be performed by the Grant County Highway Department and the contract will be awarded by the Grant County Board of Commissioners. The final estimates for the project are subject to approval by both county boards. The cost of the project will be shared equally by both counties. In other decisions, the commissioners awarded contracts for repair of State Highway 28 northwest of Erhard, and Highway 39 northeast of Dalton to Mark Sand and Gravel Company. Mark had low bids of $143,588.10 and $351.481 respectively for the two projects. The commissioners awarded a contract to another local firm for grading and aggregate surfacing of County Road 113 northwest of Pelican Rapids. Evavold-Vikesland outbid nine other companies, submitting a bid of 865,568 for the project. WASHINGTON' lAPi - An Interior Department study has estimated that the nation's need for coal will increase threefold by the year 2000. To help 'supply the needed coal, the study proiwsed that the government allow 10 underground coal mines and 31 strip mines on federal land. "This report finds no measures available which could stimulate an equivalent production potential of alternative energy sources ...," the department said in a review of possible alternatives to increased coal production. The study was based on a forecast that coal production, now around GOO million tons per year, would more than double to about 1.31 billion tons per year by the year 2000. In addition, "A total of 175.8 million tons of federal coal ... will be needed each year," the two-volume draft study said. ••Assuming that 85 per cent of the federal coal produced in 2000 would be extracted by surface mining methods, about 3 surface mines, each producing 5 million tons per year, and 10 underground mines, each producing 2 million tons per year, would be required," it said. Most federal coal is found in some 193,345 square miles of the Rocky Mountain and Northern Great Plains regions, the study said. The projected 175.8 million tons per year of federal coal in the year 2000 would represent about 13.4 per cent of the nation's total projected coal production. On Monday assistant Interior Secretary Royston Hughes urged that coal production be more than tripled by 1985. However, the Interior study gave no consideration to such a rapid expansion. The study also noted that underground coal mining has the highest disabling-injury rate of any major industry, while strip mining ruins its landscape at least as long as the mine is operating. Fergus Falls (Mn.) liirnal Wed. May 8,1974 1g Engineering walkout is threatened 1DNDON (AP) - Britain's ).2-inillion-member Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers ordered an immediate strike Tuesday to protest a court order seizing $480,000 in union assets. The walkout threatened to paralyze much of the nation's industry, especially the automotive, shipbuilding and steel sectors. Members of the union also are involved in electrical and water supply work, hospital services and all forms of transportation. Endorsement being urged COX'S BAKERY 113 EAST LINCOLN Prices Good thru Saturday, May M RIGHT FRON\ OVEH TO YOU.... RAk&f&ttk llB^WRlS^SKSS FERGUS FALLS FRESH UNSLICED WHITE BREAD 39 e I'j-Lb. Loaf OR, 3 LOAVES FOR $ 1° Luncheon Rolls Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns Variety Breads Cookies Q $119 J Dozen | Specially Decorated Mother's Day Cakes. ST. PAUL, Minn. (API- Three top state DFL officials Tuesday urged the 8th District DFL Convention to endorse a congressional candidate next weekend. The letter was signed by Gov. Wendell Anderson, Lt. Gov. Rudy Perpich and Atty. Gen. Warren Spannaus, all warning that an open primary in the district would be "divisive." "Selecting from among several well-qualified candidates will not be easy," the three said. "But the history of our party shows the value of endorsement. It is the best way we have to using limited resources effectively and uniting behind a single can- didate." There will be at least seven candidates for the congressional endorsement in the DFL convention opening Saturday at Grand Rapids. The leaders are expected to be State Sen. Tony Perpich, Eveleth, and James Oberstar, administrative assistant to retiring Rep. John A. Blatnik. State Rep. William Ojala, Aurora, said Tuesday he will not support the endorsement system and plans to run in the congressional primary. State Sen. Florian Chmielewski, Sturgeon Lake, also has indicated a willingness to run in the primary for the DFL nomination. oooooooobooooo ATTENTION ELKS Saturday, May 11 Serving Off Menu 6lo 10p.m. DANCE Music by DAVE SCHAFEfi Free Corsages for the first 50 Mothers booooooooooooo i i Brighten Her Life With a Sunbeam from Hank Sunbeam Vista Deluxe Automatic Glass Percolator Goldtone flowered decorated vessel, Harvest Gold accents. Mild to strong strength se- A ^m ^|k A M lector. "Super-fine X 4 ••U£l filler". Harvest Gold V • mM W~ pop-up basket. Iwist lock lop. Coffee level numerals. Brews 3 to •-V- 11 cups. Model VP2G > Sunbeam Vista 20 Speed Pushbutton Blender Choice of 20 different speeds and Wending acton. Stainless steel 6 blade cutter. Parts disassemble in a jirfy for thorough washing. Removable 2 oz. measuring cup for measuring cup or adding in- - ^^ ^^ ' gredenlswithout re- £^|OQtt moving lid. • *aC*»~ Model VBL20 /»• Sunbeam Vista Electric Kniie Finesl quality stainless steel blades. Fingertip on.'otf trigger switch comes with convenient storage case that mounts on wall, stands on counter or stores in a drawer. Model VEK600 81094 Sunbeam Vista Hair Dryer Proffesional type. Four versatile heat f settings. Hood tilts for easy access. Fdds into smart carrying case. $9/194 Model 4HD40 Sunbeam Vista Multi-Cooker Fry Pan Model VFP250P Super tough porcelain finish. Exclusive 6 position tilt cover. High dome cover for roasts etc Removeable con- < trol for easy cleaning j Buffet styled for gracious serving 194 ADULT 3 WHEELER by Huffy ,% ,. ^' ) ^--^cJ-. -fr. t. \ ONLY 195 With 3-speed rear hub, twist grip shift control, front caliper handbrake, large "carry-all" basket between rear wheels, more! 66 RUBBERMAID DISH PAN Fits air standard sink basins. Gold. While Yellow, or Avocado. 1.66 ROASTER/DUTCH OVEN This Roaslwsll roaster cooks lasl and cleans easily. Three pound capacity. SHOP US FOR... GARDEN and LAWN SEEDS We Have Them In BULK or PACKAGE ALSO... See our selection of Garden and Lawn supplies: Rakes, Hoes, Shovels, Lawn Mowers, etc. HARDWARE HANK M DARRALD and ALICE GRENIER, Owners 224 EAST LINCOLN - NEXT TO RED OWL - FERGUS FALLS PHONE 739-9721

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