The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 22, 1974 · Page 11
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 11

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, May 22, 1974
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Immunity * Hearst Continued fruni pago 1 Family is compensated WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Watergate Committee today voted 5 to 0 to grant immunity from prosecution in return for testiiiwny from Texas lawyer Jake Jacobsen about an alleged bribe to John B. Connally, committee sources said. * Nixon Continued from page 1 cover-up. Nixon has said he first learned of the cover-up on March 21,1973. Rodino said the committee had been given a tape by the Watergate grand jury that records a conversation between Nixon and Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler on June 4, 1973, after Nixon had spent several hours listening to tapes of other meetings. Rodino said one of the meetings they discussed was on March 17, between Nixon and then-White House counsel John W. Dean 111. According to Rodino, it included "a discussion of the Watergate matter and the possible involvement of White House personnel and others." The White House-released transcript of the March 17 meeting does not mention Watergate.. The committee heard on Tuesday a tape of the March 21 talk between Nixon and Dean. It convinced some Democrats that Nixon ordered Dean to pay Hunt $120,000 in hush money. "It was a command. It was said very positively," said Rep. Jerome Waldie, D-Calif., after the closed committee hearing. "He was clearly ordering Dean to pay the money," said another Democrat. "I don't think there is any question." Few Republican members would comment, and none of those who did found anything helpful for Nixon in the tape. "This is certainly the most damning of the stuff we've had so far," said Rep. Hamilton Fish, R-N.Y. In the key section of the tape Nixon suggests that Dean has no choice but to come up with the money Hunt allegedly demanded to keep silent. "Would you agree that that's the prime thing, that you damn well better get that done?" Nixon asks. "Obviously he ought to be given some signal," Dean replies. The White House transcript has Nixon saying "[expletive deleted), get it." Waldie said the committee tape has him saying, "Jesus Christ, get it." Hearst was kidnaped 34 months ago, said early today a tip will check out sooner or later. He appealed to the three surrender to avoid more bloodshed. A youth who said Miss Hearst and the Harrises kidnaped him last week was quoted by the 1.0s Angeles Times today as saying the 20-year-old newspaper heiress told him she joined the Sl-A of her own free will. Tom Dean Matthews, 18, reportedly said Miss Hearst told .him she had nothing to do with her kidnaping, but decided to join forces with her abductors because of dissatisfaction with her father's sponsoring of a S2 million food giveaway that was to win her release. Ixjs Angeles Dist. Atty. Joseph Busch said Miss Hearst and the Harrises would be charged today in a shooting incident at a suburban sporting goods store, the commandeering of several vehicles and kidnaping of two men. They already are charged with unlawful use and possession of automatic weapons. Authorities allege that the kidnapings followed an abortive attempt by Harris, 29, to shoplift a pair of 49-cent socks last Thursday. That episode, in which police allege Miss Hearst sprayed the store with automatic rifle fire, started police on an intensive manhunt in Los Angeles. Friday, six SLA members died in a fiery Shootout. A spokesman for Catherine and Randolph Hearst said the parents feel "it's going to end soon, that it's going to be resolved imminently." Los Angeles Police Chief Ed Davis said the trio could surrender to either the local Press Club or the I/os Angeles County Bar Association acting as go- betweens. Bates said any sincere surrender attempt would be honored, but warned that FBI agents had no intentions of walking into an ambush. The police manhunt continued across the state. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The family of a railroad em- .ploye killed in a Milwaukee Road train accident in March, 1972 has been awarded $304,425 in damages by a U.S. District Court jury. The widow and four children of John Gutowski, 37, had been seeking $500,000 following the death near Tomahawk, Wis. The widow and children live in Wausau, Wis. The jury returned the verdict last Friday. Gutowski, who had been with the railroad 19 years, died when he was crushed between a locomotive and a freight car. Attorneys for the railroad claimed that Gulowski was careless. The attorney for the plaintiffs used model trains to demonstrate the situation at the time, and claimed that Gutowski used proper hand signals that were either missed or ignored by the locomotive engineer. * Schools Continued from page 1 Fergys Falls (Mn.) loarnal Wed., May22,1974 14 *Degree Continued from page 1 was tempted a few times to drop some courses," the student said. He now plans now to attend the University of Minnesota and take graduate courses in business administration. However, he said this will be at the normal pace. Kirkeide's major interest is in accounting and when he finally finishes at Minnesota he said he wants to get an "executive position in a large corporation to see how far I can get in the company." $23,000, was passes 61-37. KENNING - Two positions open here with five persons on the ballot. The were won by Wayne Peterson with 187, and Darrell Cordes with 185. Loren Thalman got 153, Betty Cordes 76, and Donna Herdman 28. Incumbents Donald Winkler and Irvin Cordes did not refile. Votes cast-629. NEW YORK MILI5 - Two members were elected here with three persons on the ballot. Arthur Miller, an incumbent, got 181 votes, and Gilbert Herr received 119 votes. Incumbent Walter Dresser, who had served seven terms, got 117 votes. Voters cast 231 ballots. WADENA — Five persons filed for two three- year terms. Winners were Nestor Vor- derbruggen with 677 and Norman Bolt with 563. Incumbent Carl Hulling got 422 and incumbent Marjorie Mohs received 367. Ray Uselman Jr. received 342. In an unusually large turnout, 1,237 votes were cast. Marjorie Mohs had been appointed in January to fill the term of the late Albert Messer. BARNESVILLE - Three three-year terms were open, with the three imcumbents refiling and winning. They were Donald Halverson with 116, D.D. Askegaard with 114, and James Pasch with 112. Total votes cast was 117. FRAZEE - Two seats open here for three- year terms. Incumbents Russell Vikesland and Mrs. Vera Walseth were the only ones to file, each receiving 67 votes — the total ballots cast. 'ELBOW IAKE — One three-year term was won by Earl Christiansen with 154 votes. Incumbent Jim Larson got 150. A one-year term was won by Evelyn McNeice with 164 votes. She was an incumbent. A total of 180 votes were cast. PELICAN RAPIDS - Donald Lende, an incumbent, got 197 votes, and Lyle Haugrud received 275 votes for two three-year terms. Malcolm Lee received 109 write-in votes and David Lisko received 81. A total of 343 ballots were cast. HOFFMAN — Two three-year terms were won by incumbents Robert Starner with 114, and Harold Gust with 111. Mrs. Muriel Krusemark, who also filed, received 58 votes. The Rev. Veryle Henriksen got 12 write-in votes and Richard Rossow received seven. DEER CREEK — Two seats were won by Robert Lange, an incumbent, with 84, and Ray Wendorf, an incumbent who did not refile, with 41. David Brasel received 33 write-ins and Edgar Boehne got eight. UNDERWOOD — Two three-year terms were won by Marcus Job with 107 and Duane Kugler with 94. Incumbent Alfred Borgos got 54 votes. Sylvan Lien, Dalton, the other incumbent, did not refile. Voters cast 138 ballots. HERMAN — Three candidates filed for two positions here. They were won by Lyle Pattison, an incumbent, with 79, and Calvin Daniels with 66. Harvey Werk, an incumbent, got 65 votes. Voters cast 109 ballots. PARKERS PRAIRIE - Three persons filed for two three-year terms. They were won by Emerson Lyman with 423 votes and Russell Lineberg with 380. Incumbent Mrs. Rueben :Viola) Malmgren, received 178 votes. BRANDON — Three were elected to three- year terms. They were won by Gordon Doose, in incumbent, with 74 votes; Robert Jamison .vith 54; and Ralph Wagner with 47. Incumbents lefeatcd were Kay Larson with 41 and Richard Buse with 36. Jamison and Wagner both won on ATite-ins. A total of 86 votes were cast. Dean In all, there are 10 references by Nixon during the one hour, 43 minute conversation to the importance of keeping Hunt quiet and that there would be no problem in getting the $1 million Dean estimated the continuing blackmail would cost. In his April 29 television address when he released the edited transcripts, Nixon said he was "thinking out loud" in the March 21 conversation about various courses gf action and had considered meeting Hunt's demand as a way to prevent disclosure of another matter that might damage national security. ' The March 21 transcript shows that Nixon was worried that Hunt would disclose the break-in of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office. Hunt participated in the break-in as part of the "plumbers" effort to plug the Pentagon Papers leak. This exchange takes place: Nixon—What is the answer on this? How you keep it out, I don't know. You can't keep it out if Hunt talks. Dean—You might put it on a national securities grounds basis. H.R. Haldeman, who had joined the conversation: It absolutely was. Dean says that would lead to questions why the GA or FBI had not conducted the operation. Nixon: Because \ve had to do it on a confidential basis. Haldeman: Because we were checking them. NMxon: Neither could be trusted ... with the bombing thing coming out and everything coming out the whole thing was national security. Dean: I think we could get by on that. Rep. Edward Mezvinsky, D- lowa, said the tape "gives us a much clearer picture of the involvement not only of the President but of the men around him." Asked by newsmen whether Nixon's involvement amounted to an impeachable offense, Mezvinsky said that was what each member had to decide for himself. No member reported finding any significant material added to the White House transcript as a result of the committee's better recording equipment, which fills in many blanks in the White House versions. "I would say the transcripts and tapes are almost identical," said Hep. Charles Sandman, K-N.J. "The transcripts are ugly and so are the tapes." Continued from page 1 Atty. Gen. Harlington Wood in a letter of May 21, 1973, for his ••fine efforts" in trying to negotiate a settlement with those holding Wounded Knee. The president said, "Several members of my staff have told me of the restraint and patience shown by all of the representatives of our federal government" in seeking a settlement. Also cited by Kunstler was a drafted memo signed by "V. Warner" addressed to "Woody." Warner was identified by Kunstler as a Defense Department officer working with the Defense Department in South Dakota in March, 1973. The undated memo suggested a statement be issued by Nixon regarding alternatives in the Wounded Knee case, and that "Garment be approached about obtaining it." Leonard Garment was identified as special consultant to the president. Continuing on the witness stand today was Joe Spotted Bear, a resident of Wounded Knee. He testified last week about what he saw during early stages of the armed occupation of the Indian reservation hamlet. * Farm Continued from page 1 commodities which do not go directly into human food, such as soybeans, hay and most of the feed grains. Paarlberg presented figures showing that the food industry has used the recent trend of lower farm prices to increase their operating margins, mainly as a way of recouping from financial squeezes many endured while Nixon administration price curbs were in effect last year. "Rising wage rates, energy and material costs, and transportation charges are expected to continue the upward push on marketing margins during the remainder of 1974," he said. WASHINGTON (AP) - Egg production in April dropped 1 per cent from the same month last year, but the rate of lay per hen is picking up, says the Agriculture Department. Meantime, prices are down sharply from last winter and the records of last summer. Currently, says USDA, the New York wholesale price of Grade A l^rge eggs is running about 42 cents per dozen, the lowest since November 1972. Last summer they hit 81 cents and as recently as late January were 74 cents a dozen. Department experts say egg producers are losing money at current prices and do not show signs of expanding laying flocks • significantly in the near future. As of May 1, according to USDA, the nation's laying flock totaled 287 million birds, down 2 per cent from a year earlier. However, the rate of lay per 100 birds was up and partly offset the decline in layer numbers. * Hearings Continued from page 1 flation is the big factor, raising the price of everything the company needs to keep phones operating. Even the price of gasoline is cited, with the company saying that gas prices for company trucks are eating into revenues. The hearings next week will be a preview of things to come. Slarting next Jan. 1, the PSC also will have the power to Possible Agnew suit postponed By DON WATERS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government has deferred a decision on whether to sue Spiro T. Agnew to recover payments he allegedly received from Maryland contractors while vice president, a Justice regulate rates for electric ppw- . Department lawyer said Tues- er and natural gas companies, day night. That will mean more public hearings, and more opportunity for activist consumer groups to practice the confrontation-style of lobbying they have already shown. Three citizen groups stormed a PSC meeting last week, exchanging shouts with PSC Chairman Rolvaag. They won a point when the PSC agreed to hold one of its hearings in the evening to promote public attendance. Electric and gas companies may well face similar opposition next year when they take their turn before the PSC. When the legislature added the new powers to regulate gas and electric utilities, it also expanded the PSC from three to five members. Gov. Wendell Anderson will make the appointments, but probably not until after the November election. He also is likely to name a successor to Carlson, whose term expires Jan. 1. Commissioners are paid $22,000 a year. PSC decisions may be appealed to the courts. Atty. Gen. Warren Spannaus appealed the 1972 increase, winning a reduction of about $1 million in rates allowed by the PSC. We have a file which concerns possible civil liability," Justice attorney Robert Ashbaugh told a newsman, "but any consideration or decision on a suit has been deferred" until an investigation of Maryland politics is completed. In documents made public when Agnew pleaded no contest last fall to one count of income- tax evasion, the government alleged that Agnew received $30,000 illegally from Maryland contractors while vice president. Any suit would be postponed until a federal grand jury in Baltimore has completed its investigation into alleged political corruption and pending criminal .cases are resolved in the courts, Ashbaugh said. Agnew, a former Baltimore County executive and Maryland governor, resigned as vice president Oct. 10, the same day he entered the no- contest plea in U.S. District Court at Baltimore. The Justice Department made public a 40-page presentation of additional evidence, in which it said Agnew received $28,000 from one Maryland engineering contractor and $2,500 from another during his vice presidency. In a somewhat similar case, the government sued former Senate aide Robert G. "Bobby" Baker to recover money he allegedly received for influence- peddling. Baker, who served l''z years in prison, settled the civil matter earlier this year by agreeing to reimburse the government §40,000 out of court. The recovery law is based on the common-law doctrine that ill-gotten gains obtained while in government service rightly belong to ths; government. Oil price demand aired NEW YORK (AP) - The head of an oil industry research group says high oil prices have reduced world demand, rapidly leading the world into a possible oil surplus. John H. I.ichtblau, executive director of the Petroleum Industry Research Foundation, Inc. said Tuesday that "if present price levels remain in force the surplus could be with us for some time, even if Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Libya maintain existing production limits." Found: A real life 'Our Girl Friday' By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I was quite amused at the letter in your column from the secretary who objected to doing personal jobs for her boss and his family. She should have MY boss. I've been with him for 16 years. I get along fine with him, his wife, their five children — three of whom are now married. He feels [and I heartily agree] that I hired out to work eight hours a day, so il he wants me to do something other than straight secretarial work, I should do it. I have vacuumed his office, met planes, trains and buses, shopped for gifts for his wife, children and grandchildren, typed essays and term papers for his high school and college children, and have even scouted for information for his wife when she was involved with the Junior League. I've gone to his home for dictation, have worked evenings, weekends and holidays, and have never felt that any of these duties were beneath my dignity as a secretary. Oh, we've had our differences, but I've never refused to do anything he's asked me to do, and he's never asked me to do anything immoral or illegal. I love my job, he's a wonderful boss, and the pay is exceptional. HAPPY IN DAULAS DEAR HAPPY: I'm glad the pay is exceptional because you certainly are. DEAR ABBY: This is to thank you for publishing that hilarious column in which you included all those formal divorce announcements. I laughed Until my sides ached. When our daughter was divorced two years ago, my husband and I went through all the agonies other parents endure when their married children divorce. ["Isn't there some way we can keep them together? The whole town is talk' ing. What will we tell people?"! Now we realize it wasn't all that tragic. Our daughter is soon to marry another man, and this one is a prince. I just had to tell you that I got a wonderful laugh out of that column. I'm only sorry we didn't know "such announcements were available two years ago. We'd have sent some. N. Y. POST READER DEAR READER: Thanks, I needed that. Not everyone saw the humor in that column, and to those who did not, I apologize. Read on: DEAR ABBY: Recently you published some formal divorce announcements: "Mr. and Mrs. John Jones take pleasure in announcing the divorce of their daughter Alice from that slob she married in 1963, etc." Was that supposed to be funny? Perhaps I failed to see the humor of it because I am going through a heartbreaking divorce right now. Only last week I was in court when my husband walked in. I had all 1 could do to keep from going over to straighten his tie, and tell him he should have worn his pah blue shirt with that suit. We had been married for 26 years. I've lived more years with him than without him and this divorce still seems so unreal to me. [He asked for it. He has somebody else.] Anyway, 1 fail to see anything funny about divorce. At the bottom of your column it says, "You'll feel better if you get it off your chest." Well, 1 did, and I do. Thanks for listening. STILL HURTING IN L.A. Problems? You'll reel better if ytn get It »ff your cfcett For a personal reply/write to ABBY: Box No. OTN, L. A., CaUT. MWi. Enclose tUmjet Klf-tMrened metope. please. SNEAKER SAVING Boy's tennis shoes . . . ready for summer fun. Oxford style wilh padded collar. Cushion insole, duck upper. 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