The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 29, 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 29, 1974
Page 11
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Rev. C.K. Preus, First Lutheran pastor since 1947, to retire Harworth son's status changed Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Fergis Falls (Hi.) Jiirnl Wed., May 29,1974 |1 By JAMES GRAY "First Lutheran Church and its members have been fortunate to have Dr. C. K. Preus as pastor and spiritual leader during the last 27 years. He has shared the joys and sorrows of thousands of its members, inspired and taught them with eloquent and incisive sermons, and has developed a national reputation in church affairs." That comment by Wesley Waage, currently president of the First Lutheran Church Council, was prompted by the pastor's decision to retire July 1. Other former presidents of the church council have voiced similar tributes. Numerous other members of the congregation will attempt to find words Sunday when a program honoring the Preus family is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. following the worship service at 9:30. Alvin Serkland, a former council president, had this comment: "It is not given to many to exercise so great an influence in a congregation as that wielded by Pastor Preus over a THE REV. AND MRS. C. K. PREUS Area happenings. Lions Club auction ROTHSAY — The Rothsay Lions Club is sponsoring a white elephant auction Saturday at the Farmers Co-op Elevator in Rothsay to raise money for various charitable causes. The club has asked for any new and used items people no longer want or need. If possible, items should be dropped off at the elevator. If not, call Perden Raw at 867-2372 or Gerhardt Dammel at 867-2116 and a club member will pick up any items. Lunch will be served at the auction by the Rothsay Youth Center. Frazee youth honored FRAZEE — James Sanders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Sanders, Frazee, has been chosen by the judges and the selection committee of the Minnesota All-State Choir to sing first bass with the 1974-75 Minnesota All-State Choir. The choir will assemble at a summer camp in Bemidji to practice music, cut a record, give a concert, and prepare themselves for the Minnesota Music Educators Conference set for February in Minneapolis. This is the second year Sanders has been chosen to participate. Craft show in Pelican PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids AFS Club is sponsoring a hobby and arts and crafts show June 15 from 3 to 9 p.m. and June 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the high school gymnasium to raise money for this year's foreign exchange student. Hobbies already registered include rosemaling, oil painting, rock collecting and lapidary, and candle making. Those interested in exhibiting works may contact Sudd Andrews, Box 243, Pelican Rapids. His phone number is 1-863-2726. Italians hold mass rallies HOME (AP) More than half a million Italians demonstrated today against Fascist violence, while left-wing extremists attacked rightist targets with bombs, stones and fire in various cities. All activities from industry to the stock market were idle in a half-day nationwide strike called to protest Ihe bomb attack which killed six and injured 94 during an anti-Fascist rally in Brescia on Tuesday. Unions and all parties except the rightist Italian Social Movement joined in organizing mass rallies in all Italian cities. Police estimated more than 500,000 persons marched in demonstrations held from the Alps to Sicily. Police said order prevailed as a whole. But in Rome, Milan and other cities they reported squads of leftist youths roamed through i u : - r ;iets and attacked anything and anyone they linked with right-wing extremism.. In Milan, dozens of youths threw gasoline bombs and stones at cafes where rightwing quarter of a century of devoted service at First Lutheran. His impact has been such as to leave a void for many — a strong feeling of loss — now that he is to leave the field. His tenure at First Lutheran has been characterized by fine church leadership, much personal counseling, and outstanding sermons and teaching made possible by distinguished scholarship." Or the words of Earl Hanson, also a former council president: "For the past 27 years Pastor Preus has been the leading personality in the life of First Lutheran Church. Through his keen intellect he has made God's word and plan a living force in our congregation. The whole Preus family has made many worthwhile contributions to the life of our community." He spoke of cherishing a personal friendship with the pastor and Ed Larson, a former council president, also reflects a personal relationship: "It has been a rewarding experience to have had Chris and Dorothy Preus in First Lutheran these past years. Pastor Preus's superb knowledge in theology and understanding has guided and comforted us greatly. Dorothy's musical talent and ability has helped make music in our church more enjoyable." For B. K. Sony, council president two different times, there's another aspect: "In addition to fine spiritual inspiration, Pastor Preus has given us outstanding stewardship guidance, stressing not only material giving but also of our time and talent. Our congregation will have long lasting benefits from his stewardship lead. Not to be overlooked is Dorothy's fine contribution to our music program." The name of Preus is closely related to the Lutheran Church for many people who are not Lutheran by faith. Pastor Preus, who came to Fergus Falls in February, 1947, from Perth Amboy, N. J., where he was serving Our Savior's Lutheran Church, is the son of a Lutheran minister. His father, .0. J. H. Preus, was president of Luther College at Decorah, Iowa. His father'sbrother, J. A. 0. Preus, was a governor of Minnesota. Pastor Preus's brother, David, is president of .the American Lutheran Church. Another brother, Nelson, is president of the eastern district of the ALC in North Dakota. After graduating from Luther College in 1930, Pastor Preus attended Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul. He taught at Concordia College, Moorhead, then studied a year and a half in Germany and Norway. He received master and doctor of theology degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary. Thoroughly familiar with the Norwegian language he has translated from Norwegian to English a book, "Interpreting the Bible." But the church he serves was the first in the city to drop services in the Norwegian language and its name was the First English Lutheran Church until 1963. A bigger milestone for Pastor Preus was erection of the parish house in 1953. Its ar- ehitecutre follows the Gothic features of the church and no one can find where the newer brickwork began. Pastor Preus served for 10 years on the Joint Union Committee during merger procedures for four churches which became the American Lutheran Church. And he was a member for four years of the first ALC Council. His wife, Dorothy, who studied at the Minneapolis College of Music, has been the church organist since 1951. She is presently teaching piano and organ at Fergus Falls Community College. Only the youngest of their sis children, Margaret, is presently living at home. Their son, Tony, is director of Mediterranean Studies at the University of New York, Tunis. Jonathan and his wife will be commissioned missionaries to Tansania at a service at First Lutheran June 23. His wife is presently teaching Swahili at the University of Minnesota and will teach Greek in Tan- sania. The Preuses' daughter, Madelyn is married to Tom Lawrence, a teacher at Stoughton, Wis. Their daughter, Betty, is married to Ben Aune who is director of Frontier Farm at Effie. The project is sponsored by the Plymouth Youth Center. Their daughter, Janet, is married to Van Ellig. She is a teacher at Rushford and he is studying law. Home for the pastor and his wife when they retire will be at Lake Kabetoma near Laporte. They have owned a cabin there for 25 years. Pastor Preus, who loves Minnesota in winter, has no plans for winters elsewhere. He is sure he will not be bored, at least until after the next hunting season. For years he has hunted annually with Les Leitte and has always come back sooner than he wanted to. Next fall, he says, they may just stay in Canada so long their wives will consider sending out a search party. Only one other pastor who was serving a church in Fergus Falls when Pastor Preus came here has a longer record. He is the Rev. William Van Dyken, pastor of the Federated Church. He, too, is retiring this summer after 35 years as pastor. Air Force representatives yesterday notified Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Harworth, Elizabeth, of a change in status for their son, Master Sergeant Elroy Harworth. After being listed as missing in action for almost exactly eight years their son now is listed as killed in action. Mrs. Harworth said there is no evidence he was killed but for legal purposes the status of men missing in action can be changed after seven years. The Har worths' son entered service in 1960. He was aboard a plane on a secret mission in Vietnam when his whereabouts were last known. Since You Asked Diehi HOII fire Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? .v.v.v.x.v.v.v.;.;.:.:. A' column answering que stk» s .:.:.:.;.:.:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:• :•:*:•:•:•:•:•:•>:•:•:••.•:¥#: submitted by Journal readers :•:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:•:*•. QUESTION: Are there any laws governing traffic that meets a funeral procession? ANSWER: State Statute 169.20 Subd. 6 states: "When any funeral procession identifies itself by using regular lights on all cars and by keeping all cars in close formation, the driver of every other vehicle, except an emergency vehicle, shall yield the right of way." Trooper Fred Petersen No. 355 Safety Officer District 2900 Minnesota State Patrol .•...•/.•.•.•(Address your questions to: "Since You Asked...," • :WfiW Box 506, Fergus Falls, Minn. 5«537) : MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The middle floor of a seven- story building on the University of Minnesota campus was damaged by fire early today. No injuries were reported in the blaze at Diehl Hall, near University of Minnesota Hospitals. The fire on the 4th floor of the building, a biomedical library and laboratory structure, was reported at 12:55 a.m. Minneapolis Deputy Fire Chief Woodrow Wilson said the three alarm blaze was controlled in 20 minutes. Damages were expected to range from $50,000 to {100,000. The area in Diehl Hall where the fire occurred was a storage area, with movie film and tape recordings included in the loss. Open meeting law approved extremists like to meet. They set one cafe afire and fled begore police rushed to the scene. Other groups hurled two gasoline bombs at the Milan offices of the Spanish airline Iberia, shattering the windows and setting furniture afire. It was the third attack against the Iberia office in two months. The Spanish airline became a target of leftist anger following reports that rightist extremists wanted by police have found refuge in Spain. Police clashed with youths trying to raid the offices of Candido, a rightist Milan-based magazine. Abrams is recuperating WASHINGTON (AP) Army Chief of Staff Gen. Creighton Abrams is expected to remain in Walter Reed Army Hospital for a few more days recovering from what the hospital called a mild case of pneumonia. MADISON, Wis. (AP)Legislation expanding Wiscpsin's open-meeting tradition was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Patrick J. Lucey. The new statute expands the definition of governmental meetings which must be open to the public. It increases the penalties for public officials who hold illegal secret meetings. "Government created by the people must be open to the people," Lucey said. "Citizens must be made aware of governmental decisions and be encouraged to participate in the decision-making process." Lucey, however, called the new law "far from perfect," saying he hopes the legislature further strengthens the' open meetings law. The penalty for a member of a governmental body who knowingly attends an illegally private meeting is a $200n forfeiture. Any action taken at an illegal meeting may be voided. An open session, the law says, is one held in a place asonably accessible to members of the public, open to all citizens at all times and for which public notice has been given. In cases in which there is not enough time to give notice, the city's major newspaper must be told no less than one hour before the meeting. Exceptions to the law include judicial deliberations, employment or personnel decisions, probation, parole hearings, and crime detection activity. Also exempted are discussions of the purchase of oub- lic property or investment of public funds, labor negotiations, the discussion of personal financial, medical, social or disciplinary histories which may hurt someone's reputation, and partisan caucuses. Any motion to hold a closed meeting, and the subject to be discussed, must be announced to those present at an open meeting immediately preceding the closed one. No other subjects may be considered at the closed session. Cambodia outpost hit PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Khmer Rouge insurgents attacked a government outpost seven miles southeast of Phnom Penh in a new effort to put pressure on the Cambodian capital, a military source said today. The source said Khmer Rouge insurgents hit Robah Angkanh from three sides- north, east and south. Details of the fighting only U4 miles east of suburban Takhmau were not immediately known. Two government outposts in the area were evacuated in the past two days. Field reports said 100 government soldiers were reported killed or missing but that 12 escaped through enemy lines. Government troops launched an immediate counterattack to oust the rebels from an area five to six miles southeast of Phnom Penh, near the abandoned outposts, the source said. Military observers believed the insurgents were trying to gain a foothold close to the capital, apparently to bombard Phnom Penh with rockets and artillery. Further east along Highway 1, government forces continued a drive to reopen the road between Phnom Penh and the ferry crossing town of Neak Luong, the Cambodian command said. END-OF-THE-MONTH SPECIALS THURSDAY-FRIDAY-SATURDAY MAY 30-31 —JUNE T CORDLESS GRASS SHEARS ECONOMY 14" STANDARD ' |g99 OK HARDWARE LASKO COME IN AND SHOP OUR "Gift Ware Section" GIFTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS COMFORT-AISE DEHUMIDIFIER v 88 Keg. 90,50 79' t lot of comfort /or ffre pr/'ce! DELUXE DEHUMIDIFIER Reg. 57.50 89.9? SHOPOUR... 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