The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on July 12, 1974 · Page 4
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Friday, July 12, 1974
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lJournal OPINION PAGE FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1974 Editori§U written by Jjmn Gray and Charles Editorial Comment, Overpopulation aggravates problems of cities It's estimated that 85 per cent of Americans will be living in metropolitan areas by the year 2000. There are also predictions of total disintegration of many of the world's cities which are already in trouble. Cities in developing countries, known as the Third World, are expected to quadruple between now and the year 2000. In that same period urban populations in developed countries are expected to double. Statisticians can cite all kinds of other figures to show the crisis developing because of excessive population growth and exploding cities. Latin America, for example, is expected to grow from 280 million today to 710 million by the year 2000, only 36 years away. At a recent conference on exploding cities held in England experts on urban problems agreed that a basic need is public ownership of the land supply to put an end to speculative land dealing and development in cities. The keynote speaker said many of the problems of pollution, over-crowding, crime, slums and poor health are so deeply entrenched they can only get worse. Inadequate urban transportation was emphasized as a serious problem. In Tokyo commuter congestion is so bad that retired wrestlers are employed to push people into trains. They can push more people in in the summer when clothes are lighter. Efforts toward population control are worldwide in scope and many approaches are being used. In Samoa posters, T-shirts and bumper stickers carry the message: You space your coconut trees; why not your children?" Overpopulation of course is a remote problem in this area and so are the related troubles that threaten standards of living and well being. While people living here should be concerned about potential tragedy elsewhere they can also find more cause for counting their blessings. •Strictly Personali People wither under Marxism By Sydney H. Harris Nixon aides react to disclosures WASHINGTON (AP) President Nixon's aides are responding to a new surge of Watergate-related disclosures with hard-line attacks on the tactics of those investigating the President. Sources said the aides — and perhaps Nixon himself — have decided for now to forego any substantive point-by-point public response to fresh allegations against the President. One official said Nixon's key aides had grown weary of "being put in a position of constantly denying" charges raised by Watergate investigators "and trying to prove a negative." Thus, neither Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler or his deputy, Gerald L. Warren, would respond Thursday to the substance of the most recent disclosures by the House Judiciary Committee, which released seven volumes of Watergate evidence, or the Senate Watergate Committee, which issued a staff report suggesting campaign funds were used for Nixon's personal benefit. But both lashed out at how the new disclosures were made. Ziegler said "it is more than a coincidence" that the two committees' disclosures came almost back-to-back, charging it was "a calculated effort at piling on as many charges as possible in an effort to manipulate public opinion." Later, Warren launched an attack on still a third body in- vestigating Nixon — the staff of the Watergate special prosecutor. Warren accused assistant prosecutor Richard Ben- Veniste of "playing more to the press galleries" than to U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica when he said in open court that another 19-minute gap had been found in a White House tape. Nixon lawyer James D. St. Clair said Ben-Veniste's assertions were "misleading and unjustified." St. Clair said "there was no gap on a tape" although "there was apparently an interval during which one tape had run out and prior to the installation of a replacement tape where a portion of a conversation was not recorded." Suu'Bwk No. 1683 PUILISHiR'5 COPY Consolidated Report of Condition of " Security State Bank of Fergus Falls » of Fergus Falls in the State of. .Minnesota. . . and Domtitic SuUidiarir* it the clow of bufin Bl(3 DEAL/' It seems a strange comment that former Soviet Primier Nikita Khrushchev makes in his recently published book, "The Last Testament," dictated on tapes just before his death in 1971. He observes that both Josef Stalir. and Mao Tse-tung, the top Communist leaders in the world, "treated people like pieces of furniture, useful for the time being, but expendable." Being a good Marxist, Khrushchev did not go so far as to put the same stigma on Stalin's predecessor, Lenin, much less on the creed's founder, Karl Marx — but is that not where the ultimate responsibility rests? Despite some of its just and accurate criticisms of the faults of capitalism, the gravest charge to be made against Marxism is that it considers everybody "expendable" in order to reach its unreachable goal. Like most millenarian philosophies, the present means nothing, the future means everything. Persons living today are merely pawns to be sacrificed for the glorious future; the ideal is an abstraction, and flesh-and-blood people have no reality, and little value, against this abstraction. It is not the economic aspect of Marxism that are evil — they are merely wrong — but the philosophic and ethical aspects. Lenin and Stalin and Mac were not betrayers of Marx as much as they were the inevitable reductio ad ab- surdum of his beliefs. Although early dissenters such as Trotsky castigated Stalin for his barbarities, there is little doubt that if Trotsky had managed to seize the reinr of Soviet Russia from Lenin's dying hands, he would have been as bloody and intolerant (in his own more sophisticated way) as Stalin turned out to be. For the roots of this attitude lie deep within Marxism itself, which contains all the chiliastic Unemployment totals drop ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Initial claims for jobless benefits in Minnesota dropped 460 below the year-ago level last week, the Minnesota Department of Employment Services said Thursday. The 2,786 initial claims last week compared with 3,246 such claims in the corresponding 1973 week. The new claims total also was down 54 from the 2,840 in the preceding week. Also decreasing were active claims for unemployment compensation, the number of workers exhausting their benefits, and the weekly benefit payout total. fervor of religion without any of its mitigating elements. If you utterly believe that what you are doing is proper for the future of mankind, you can kill as many millions of living persons as you like with the self-righteous zeal of all true believers. The trap is that there is no "mankind." There are only human aeings, living here and now, who must be treated with scrupulous justice in the present, or all future programs will collapse in terror and tyranny. To love an abstraction turns one into a monster, worshiping a faceless future, and justifying the most ruthless acts as "political necessities." Khrushchev himself was apparently more humane personally than his predecessors and successors; but he never freed himself from the Marxist illusion that the end justifies the means, or that a good society can be achieved by despotic rule. What "withers away" under such conditions is not the state but the people themselves. Herbicide plan rejected DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - A joint committee of the Minnesota House has condemned the St. Louis County Board's approval of the controversial herbicide 2,4,5-TD for use in the county. State Rep. Wfflard Munger, Duluth DFLer, chairman of the House Environmental and Natural Resources Committee, revealed the action Thursday. Munger said he had been instructed by a unanimous vote of his committee and the House Labor Relations Management Committee to inform the St. Louis County Board of the committees' opposition. Munger said the committee was extremely concerned by the board's action in granting authority to spray the defoliant under power tranmission lines. The committee urged United Power Association, Elk River, Minn., and Minnesota Power and Light Co., Duluth, to file an environmental impact statement with the Minnesota Environmental Quality Council "before one drop of this toxic herbicide is sprayed on Northeastern Minnesota." The county board earlier in the week voted S-l to allow United Power to use a deriviat- ive of 2,4,5-TD to control undergrowth under power transmission lines on tax-forfeited county land. Lady Bird sets checkup ROCHESTER,Minn.(AP) Lady Bird Johnson is expected to undergo a routine checkup at the Mayo Clinic today, a clinic spokesman said. The widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson checked into the clinic Wednesday night. •AAerry-Go-Round' Turkish opium threat revived By Jack Anderson FERGUS JOURNAL COMPANY Established 1873 Charles Underwood, Publisher George Marotteck, Business Mgr. -James Gray, News Ed. Glenn E. Olson, Advertising Mgr. P.o i'-eosvfe'-q.s^o.-raiCo a'9UE e>cec' S'.nciiiS3r<:-<o. = avs Sccwia class . Fergus F d ::s. !/ 3D of r >: G:-er s' VEVEESC' 7 ""EiSSCC i'ED O V-iwwta I ,r S1SOC S tS K. 3 ^os . W OC- They'll Do It Every Time BUCKSHEEP. STAY AWAY FRCWi MY DOOR- MlPPY STUMBLING UP THE STREET-HE'S TURNING WASHINGTON - The main victims of renewed Turkish opium cultivation may be the children of America, with the likelihood of addiction even among 10-year-olds. This is the solemn view of Sen. Walter Mondale, D-Minn., whose Children and Youth subcommittee is considering the consequences of the Turkish decision to resume opium farming. The Turks, after agreeing three years ago to ban opium planting in return for $35 million in U.S. support payments, have now welshed and told their farmers to go back to business as usual. Since most American heroin comes from Turkish opium, this will reopen the narcotics floodgates. The preliminary Mondale study shows that the. age of young heroin users was already creeping toward the preteens when the opium ban dried up much of the U.S. supply. Even during the resulting opium famine, there were still more than 1,000 heroin overdose deaths a year. Ten per cent of these were teen-agers, the youngest 10-year-olds. Mondale found that, at the time the Turks stopped planting opium, heroin use had spread from traditional narcotics centers such as New York City, Chicago and IMS Angeles into small towns and even rural communities. The cost of heroin addiction, the study shows, has doubled since the supply from Turkey dried up. It now costs an addict $51 a day to support his habit, thus putting the drug out of reach of all except accomplished thieves and peddlers. The Turkish ban, therefore, forced young people to '.urn from heroin to other dangerous but less addictive drugs such as marijuana and pep pills. Now Mondale fears youngsters from 10 on up will return to heroin if it becomes readily available. Footnote: Mondale has asked his committee staff for more detailed statistics on the entire economic and social effect of the Turkish opium reversal. One staff report will deal with how to keep the new heroin boom from reaching the preteens. CONTAMINATED YOUTHS: A nuclear plant run by billionaire J. Paul Getty has hired youths of 18 and older, worked them in radiation areas, and then allegedly cut them loose in two days after they got radiated. In some cases, environmentalists charge, the young people were never given forms telling them how much radiation they got, as required by the Atomic Energy Commission. The AEC is now holding hearings on a request by Getty's Nuclear Fuel Services to expand the plant, which has been out of major operation since 1972. At present, the sprawling facility at West Valley, N.Y., is doing mainly waste burial, decontamination and storage work. Already, 1,300 residents of the West Valley area have petitioned against the ex- June .28... pansion, according to the antinuclear National Interveners. The local Sierra Club's energy chief, physicist Dr. Marvin Resnikov, is collecting affidavits from some of the young people who worked in the Getty plant. Resnikov has already produced a horror gallery of the plant inspection reports showing workers skin accidentally punctured by discarded plutonium needles, a worker whose head was so contaminated it left radiation on his pillow, and other incidents. Spokesmen for the company insist that the plant is well run and safe, that the doses received by workers were well within the allowable lifetime range for radiation set by the AEC. Since its reprocessing shutdown for expansion in 1972, the spokesman said, the plant has had virtually no exposure problems, which previously were minimal, they insisted. The hiring of young people is done through a contractor, they explained, and all get close radiation monitoring. BEVERLY'S BORDELLO: Beverly Harrell, who converted a couple acres of barren government land on the Nevada desert into a bordello, credits us for her fall into politics. She has been fighting for her small business rights ever since we reported three years ago that she had set up her Cottontail Ranch on federal land. She had stated honestly why she wanted the site, which the Interior Department rented to her for $100, thus making Interior Secretary Rogers Morton landlord for a house of pleasure. Morton was properly mortified and began legal action to evict her. She put up a ferocious battle for private enterprise, invoking her constitutional rights. But finally, Madam Harrell was compelled to move the thriving Cottontail Ranch, complete with house trailers and bunnies, to privately owned land nearby. She said the "harassment" she suffered from the government convinced her to run for office and reform the system. She is now one of six Democratic candidates seeking a seat in the Nevada state legislature. "I can show them how to run an orderly house," she told us, with tongue only partly in cheek. For she is quite serious about her political fling. Her platform: She seeks government funds for a mill where small miners can process their ore at a fair price, more use of the giant tracts of federal land in Nevada and a massive educational attack on venereal diseases. At present, she is given a good chance. Her clients and her employes have promised to support her, and visitors to the new Cottontail Ranch are likely to get a campaign button, bumper sticker and Harrell literature as bonuses. "I'd like to shake your hand and say, 'thank you,' " she told us. "If it hadn't been for you, I wouldn't be running for the Assembly. If I win, the first telegram goes to you." ASSETS 1. Caat and dae Croci biaks (induiaj | 34*2? uapo*ttd deb-'u) 2. (») U.S. Treaty stc-.ritie, $ _8®, %1 . «___ , Tou! {Jteini (b) Obligations of Federal Fi.-iantirf Rink f nor.6 f9f. f 4 r>] j _ 3. OWifilKKis of ctSer US. G»reniiK*jit agenci^ awi twporiliooa 4. Obi(»l:oa» of Suiu ar.d political KjbdiviBSju ' S. Othtf Maimies <indudir_r I none „,,[»«, ••^t.i 6. Tridjtf account itcjiiiiM 7. Fedwal fdnd» told and aeraritiei purchased urvoW lo re*eU 8. Olhw loaaa 10. Real emu owr.ed otbef than bank petmiwi 11. la*e«trwiUi.i«Lb*idjari«(wt eorjoUdated 12. Curtcner'B Stability to thu bank on acceptance outiUfld-ni; 13. aw*u (torn 6 of "Oth*r Au*;i"Uir. ( -] 1 ;4rn f $ none Hfr**+ i.. u ft*.,^,.. H. TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES 15. Demand deposit* of individual, partnenbipt. anJ corporations 16. Tin-.* and uvinti lepooits of iadinduab, partr-mMps, acd ccrpcratioaj 17. DtpottU of Uniwd Suttt Gomnrsew 18. Dfpocu of States arvdpoUtica] xcbdiviiiou 19. Depwkaot forettn loverr.menta tad official muiiuikxu 20. Dtpowti 6l toRi.T-eraal barks 21. CeHLVdaidoif-mi' diedu. t:e. 22- TOTAL DEPOSITS I 9,0^0,181.26 la) Total dertuad deposits . * ??5y l2££'(J? (b) Tout lime a*d aavinri deposits f ^t\ 0^2^ Q25. SO 23. Federal Itnds pcrebued ar.d Mcuritm sctd tinder ijiemtn-j to repuiehas* 24. (Mat Habilitia for borrowed money 24. Mortcaxe indebtedness 26. Aec*pU3<M eitwted by or f&r acco-jat cl Ihis bark »=d oulaur>dinf; 27. Other Kibililits 28. TOTAL LIABILITIES 29. MINORITY INTEREST IN CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES RESERVES ON LOANS AND SECURITIES 30. Reserve lw bad debt LOSMS on leans iwi up p-j.Tuant lo Ir.i«rnil Rtvetae Semct rul:i«t} 31. Other r««Y« on hau 3?. Reserves on secorities 33. TOTAL RESERVES ON LOANS AND SECURITIES CAPITAL ACCOUNTS • in 1 1 ^ 2 6 OJD ««" 8^0 w ue nonf none TOO 965 QTJ1 non* nwi 1 57 9% 414 048 175 ! 3&J lux «UL au ncsif 23 2U XU ncn non j i R8R _ji 2.I_Q32 31. Capita] Qsiea ar.d deber.^rn \ twenty iAiem: rat* ar.d maturity of eich IISLC e-j'jt*ndintl 35. Eq-ji:y rapiti!. tola! 36. Preferred jtock-ic'.a] par va]-je (No. shares outsUnd:rf_HQa£ ) 37. Com.xcn s'.oci-tou! pu viJue (No. ibaies auth3riied_3^D— ' fNn ^J-M c>iu'inr^rj 1^00 \ 3B. Surplu 39. UrdMdwl prefiu 40. Revive for wr.tiajenriei M i othe,- capital reserves 41. TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 42. TOTAL LIABILITIES. RESERVES. AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS MEMORANDA 1. Average of wial deposits fcr the 15 ealeadar day, endJrt with call date 2. Await, of total fcarj for the 15 ofrcdar days eodirij with c»1] date + Fed Fimds 3. Unearned djwcuni on iiutalmnt leans tadcded in total capiuJ terounu xu 941 2^7 000 093 ooq 777 702 7 !Jr 020 539 833 034 898 ' ux -IfiL 5i.5 Cn. XX A3 79 W) CO 69 (Y 1 UU •^ 56 8 2 3 4 g 7 8 9 ID 12 15 17 13} -^ 31 ue -S nTii* 70 j 893 6^ non noii _m nor, 898 i 802 j 502 tioni 180 000 57 OC 320! ooo ; 302'502 ! nr»,l „! 6Q2I TO ?^55 1 Af non 9W> 20S aid CX 5 r If 20 21 22 <l>) 2$ 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 _ 35 36 37 38 -f? 4I i 31 42 . 2 3 . S. L. Sparta Caneri— B.K.joby .ialte.- J. _irscn RobertO^slrem ?. C. Tro'jo nll>Br.t V.Kartl Ppr-h Iv ;ph^^ph^r- .1 IMAKE HARK FOR SOTARI* SEAL! staiaf HiJinesota .c™«»of ^trorx fa a<ui t^criVtf btfert m (Ail ^^ 4*d / hrrriiy rirfiff Act I «» «< CR ejfc** w iir«(OT «^Uu 6c«t- do^r Otter rail 1 .„ l ^^ ,,,>y , KlUr, PMu F.,»uie ~.,.,. E«~l*.-.. :>:i Suit BackN.. 871. PUBLISHER'S COPY Conwlidatai Report of Condition of " V.^-SG* 5 . MATE BANK „ of vas»S ; n , he Stale of HUWESOTA and Domestic Subsidiaries at the close of business on . . June 3° ..., I?" 1 . ASSETS 1. Ca»h and due from tanks fiorfuicf I None ,,r_prvti»d ^Mtti 2. (j) U.S. Trravjry seniririis |X^1£U216,35_ J T«al (items (b) ObLimisr.sol Federal FIT: arc:::? Hnk f N«l« \?(il ft {hi} 3. Ob^•'g l alio^^ oE nther I' S Go^e^^^w^l iw-rrps »->d reiDOrtlior^ 4. Obl:|ai:oRJ of States ar.d political Bjbdn-iEcra 5. Other securities (iarfodicr I None r^pntite »t,»-L<) 6. TiaiJtii account Mcuntics 8. Other iouu 9. Bank premises, lum.ture artd figure. iad otbtx a»eu tepres«3tirE bick prrmbea 10. Real estate awrted olhrf than tuck pre^-.iics 1 1 . Invotrr.en'j in rjl«d:ai:e* cot ccuolidated 12. Customer's Habtlily to this bank on ic-n-pU n«s outatanoUr.Z 33. Other als*U (il*ra G of "Other A<tt*lc"l (irHn^ir* ( None Ji«^ ]-, w fi, incin _i 14. TOTAL ASSETS UA8IL1TIES 15. Deciiad depostU of indi^-id-jals, partnerships, ar.d corpora'.iorj 16. T^r.e and sav-ap dtpociu of i r.di*iduils. pinnenfcips. and cofporatkmi 17. Deposit cf Urvited Suies Goveirjneni lo. Deposits of States ind polirici! rjbdnTKOu IS. L*f posiu of lonifn larrrnrnrcts ar.d oftrial irjiiit-.torj 20. Dtpoailj of coCTn-.rrri*] banks 21. Ctrtited and office^' check*. «f. 22. TOTAL DEPOSITS J_ JS»8Q9#Qd9,J^ fa) Tout demand deport* $_\s 100,612. 79 <b) Tota] time and sanrp dffwsi'j { £«62o.4?67p7 23. Fedetal tiicdi purrbued and serjriues sold urider ajjet rr.enla lo r<purcha» 24. Chh*r liibititie for bcrro»fd nonry 25. Acceptances eiecuted by cr for account of this barJt aud outstanding 27. Otter KabihiJM 2«. TOTAL LIABILITfES 28. MINORITY INTEREST IN CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES RESERVES ON LOANS AND SECUftlTIES 30. Reserve for ti4 debt kssa on bans :t*i ^ ? pyn-jir.t lo Ir.Umi] Revenue rjkr.pi 31. OiJter rrwrxescn loarj 32, Rewn-rs on wcunt;ei 33 TOTAL RESERVES ON LOANS AND SECURITIES CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 34. Capita] r.c:«a.-.d*!eb<r3ti;res. 35. E^asly npi'-il, loll] 3S. Preferred j;ocJt-to'.a! par vt!u- 37 Ccnmcn ttock- total pa.- va!a» '.No. *>irt3 aytt-xiied v!™_ .. : -Nc. tharts oul»tar.d:r.f__5QO. ', 39. Undivided prafitj 49. Res«r\e fK-o.-r.tJnfer.da ari other capi:i1 reserves 41. TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 42 TOTAL LIABILITIES. RESERVE J. AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS MEMORANDA I. A^erne of total deposits for ite 15 calendar da>i er.iir^ with ea2 da:e 2. A rtrace (rf to:al loirj (of the 1 5 ca^esdtr dan rs inc »ith nP date 3. I't^amed divc^r.t nn L-S-.A! r.ent IraM ind-jJed ia total capf.a] tmuau H> P. J. Score g,^ G. Dahlgren **-**.'l 1 <rniiy ! '*a: :>:u -rrerl c/csti-Jwi i- r^-w c-r-i r ,--"rJ. Jo ;*r In: a' ef k&tkdat c-xd **!-.*( jcxx 1 Hone i Hoat None None * 2 NoQfr Kons xu None Ko« 3 I Hone . NOM ^Oitl i ! MODI i ; ? i ..tou )<KLAU ISO 1IX 2i9 TO 99 4 ft 15 83V 573 «flo 39 ,„ », "* a "55T I r ^l i 50 i 1W 69 is i X25 • 9l^ 1853 c'(V I« 7l6 9v3 68? COQ 000 629 250 112 673 519 019 336 5M XU 160 •J9T t35 o22 11*3 000 000 1^3 8?6 3?7 cimi. CTS. <>7" *c 30 85 00 00 65 00 „ 36 ^0 ?? 25 XK "2T 09 jg. _§7 00 00 6? & 20 tvd 2 9 10 12 is IT IK 20 21 22 fal 23 25 M 27 28 29 30 31 32 34 3S 37 1 38 S J iO 1 42 i 1 ! 2 !««* da 1* I >.-rH »»tl«->J. IIIMill^/- „ *.,-,. „' . r Ptblk. Olltt C«utT, Mm, • • •-btfen itmtn », im ..-.«

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