The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on September 9, 1974 · Page 4
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 4

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Monday, September 9, 1974
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Watergate often overshadowed events in Minnesota Ferfis Falls (Ml.) tonal Men., Sept. 9, 1974 By GALE TOLLIN Associated Press Writer MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP)-Watergate flooded the news front for nearly 18 months in Minnesota and around the world, lessening public attention on state matters—some important, some whimsical and frivolous and some that tore at heart strings. With Watergate grabbing banner headlines and topping newscasts, developments that otherwise might have been top played got smaller headlines and perhaps generally reduced notice. But things happcnei! on o'her news fronts also- in the coun- • cils of government and in the lives of people. The Minnesota Legislature went to annual sessions in St. Paul. Observers said developments in the 1973 and 1974 sessions contrasted sharply with the seeming preoccupation with Watergate. "There is no question that the importance of these two ses- ' sions far outstrips anything in our history In Minnesota," says State Sen. Jack Davies, DFU Minneapolis. . Some highlights: A $1.80-per- hour minimum wages, the first in Minnesota. No-fault auto insurance, passed after six years of effort. A $27 million bond issue for a state zoological garden, planned as a modern display of animals and birds roaming in natural habitat. Adulthood for 18-year-olds. A Vietnam veterans bonus. A campaign ethics bill, including partial public financing of campaigns (starting in 1975, using tax credits and a $1 income tax checkoff, similar to the federal system. And more: Repeal of a slate tax on oleomargerine and a tax plan for the "working poor" that removes all income taxes for those at subsistence salary levels. A simplified probate code, allowing small estates to be handled without lawyers. Election law changes allowing voters to register on election day, and putting party labels on legislative candidates. There were battles on the municipal level marked by unusual and stubborn stands against what is assumed to be progress. Brainerd, population 15,000, the largest city in the state which doesn't add fluoride to its water, fought a plucky court resistance to the Minnesota Health Department's fluoridation order. The battle continues in district court. For sheer determination in a battle for local rights, tiny Kenneth took laurels for a united front involving garbage. In May, the state ordered Kenneth to close its landfill dump and haul its garbage to the county facility 15 miles away. Kenneth resisted. "We felt our dump was as good as the county's explains Mayor John Niewbore. "We didn't like the idea of the state moving in and telling us what to do." A hearing was held at Worthington in June and every one of Kenneth's 89 residents attended. A policeman from neighboring l.uverne volunteered to keep watch on Kenneth, while the town closed for the day. The hearing officer ruled that Kenneth must use the county dump. Kenneth townspeople considered the order garbage, and they didn't give up. Eventually, the decision was overruled by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Kenneth was granted a modified permit, which can be renewed yearly. "It shows the state can't push us around any more," Mayor Niewbore claims. "It was the principle of the thing that made everybody stand up and fight. As long as you stand up and be counted, you have a chance." Meanwhile, the Elks Lodge in Rochester rejected its first black applicant for membership and is fighting the resulting decision by the state liquor control commissioner not to renew the club's liquor licenses. Judge 0. Russell Olson of Olmsted County Court ruled that the rejection of George Gibbs was discriminatory. David • Enquist, exaulted ruler of the Rochester lodge, said the court decision will be appealed. Two marathon court trials dragged on and on in Minnesota during the Watergate era. Both were in U.S. District Court. The trial of two American Indian Movement leaders started in St. Paul Jan. 8. Testimony began Feb. 12 and the government didn't wind up its presentation July 24. After several days' recess, counsel for Dennis Banks and Russell Means began their prvstnlalion. The White House tapes which figured in President Nixon's downfall were also a factor in the trial of the AIM leaders. Attorneys unsuccessfully sought access to tapes of presidential conversations which might have included mention of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, S.D. Means, a South Dakota Sioux, and Banks, a Minnesota Chippewa, are accused of felonies growing out of the 71-day siege. Their legal representation includes William Kunstler, famed for his defense of the Chicago Eight, and Mark Dane, author of "Rush to Judgement." A nine-month trial in U.S. District Court was capped April 20 by Judge Miles Lord's order that Reserve Mining Co. halt its practice of dumping taconite tailings into Lake Superior. The judge held that the dumpings constituted a serious health hazard to people whose drinking water comes from the lake. 'Hie ruling closed Reserve's plant. It reopened after a couple days, when an appeal- late court stayed Lord's order. The ease still is pending in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap- peals. Emotions wsre touched by the exciting project, spearheaded by the Hibbing Hotary Club, which brought 120 youngsters from war-torn Northern Ireland to Minnesota and other midwestcrn states for the summer. _ The children spent six weeks in the peaceful environment of host families. Many of the youngsters wept Aug. 12, as they enplaned to return to their homes in Belfast. Joseph Keenan, 11, vowed he would try to persuade his parents to move to the United States, "where it's quiet and people like each other." People were touched, too, by the plight of Nancy Meyer, 16, Roseville. In June 1971, she lost parts of both legs when she was struck by the propellor of a seaplane which crashed after taking off from a crowded I,ake Josephine beach. City and county officials and state legislators became involved in seeking restrictions for various lakes. Roseville banned seaplanes from all its lakes but one. Three years after the tragedy the state acted to bar seaplane landings on hundreds of small lakes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. "It always takes a tragedy like this to get some of these laws passed," said Nancy's mother, Mrs. Ervin Meyer. I,ist winter and spring, people looking for lighter news to entertain them in the Watergate era were bombarded by stories about streakers—people who make nude runs in public. Some occurred in bars and sports events and there was even one in the Minnesota Capitol during the legislative session. 'Hie first much publicized streak in Minnesota was that of a Carlelon College coed at Norlhfield, Minn. I,aura Barton, 18,ran nude across a stage during curtain calls following a Shakespearean play. For her effort. Miss Barton acquired a cold and lost a boy friend who apparently was more embarrassed by the incident than the coed herself. Two boats collide, one person drowns HUTCHINSON, Minn. (AP) - A teen-ager drowned and two other Arsons were injured Sunday night when two boats, carrying nine young persons, collided on I,ake Jennie about seven miles north of Hutchinson, the Meeker County sheriff's office reported. 'Hie victim was identified as Darlenc Kewcrts, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rewarts of Hutchinson. Two other persons were hospitalized at Hutchinson. Their identity and the extend of their injuries were not immediately known. The sheriff's office said the dead girl was in a small fishing Ixiat which collided with a mo- torboal about 9:30 p.m. PERSONALITY PLUS By ROB IN ADAMS SLOAN Candy: Romance left bad taste. Bernstein: Brethless per- Snodgrass: Carrie'd away. formance. : q: The honeymoon with the new ; First Family is really on. Has anybody dared criticize them yet for anything? Just curious. : - M.R, Nashville, Tena. A: Yes, Women's Wear Daily let Betty Ford have it for keeping 60 reporters and cameramen waiting in the sun for two hours before she arrived for her first press conference after touring the White House. The fashion paper said Mrs. Ford was aware newsmen had been waiting and still gave them only six minutes of her time. Neither did she apologize for the delay. Q: Candy Bergen is my dream girl and I'd like to know why she has never married and also why you don't see her much in movies anymore. — L.C., Charleston, S.C. A: Candy has had plenty of marriage offers, probably too many and that's one of her Competition over jet fighter sales coming to light By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer , WASHINGTON (AP) — De; fense officials say the French • government is putting "stag; gering pressure" on four NATO • countries as they decide wheth- ; er to buy a new French or U.S. ; jet fighter. ; At stake are contracts potentially worth billions of dollars, • prestige and influence in Eu; rope, large numbers of jobs in • two ailing economies, and each i nation's hope for balance-of- I payment benefits. ; The Netherlands, Belgium, j Noiway and Denmark are to i buy about 350 planes to replace i aging U.S.-built F104 Star, fighters. The French entry is the Mi: rage F1M53, while the United • States has two candidates, both i lightweight fighters competing : also for selection by the U.S. i Air Force. The U.S. planes are ' the YF16, built by General Dy- Feed grain and wheat programs set ' Secretary of Agriculture Butz has announced that the 1975 • feed grain and wheat programs will have no set-aside ; requirement and as for the 1974 : program, there will be no : conserving base requirement. The Secretary has also : pointed out that the allotments : under programs authorized under the 1973 farm bill do not represent a limit on acreage, but are computed only for the purpose of payments to producers should such payments be required. Generally, the allotments for wheat and feed grains represent the number of acres harvested of wheat, corn, grain sorghum and barley which would result in production equal to estimated domestic and export use in the 1975 and 76 marketing year. Also as in 1974, farmers may '. substitute any non-conserving crop or any conserving crop used for hay or pasture in order to preserve their allotments • and to make them eligible for any payments under the target price feature. • Current prices should result ' in full plantings and with normal weather conditions • should enable the United States to fulfill domestic and export requirements. ; Additional program 1 provisions will be announced : after the Department of • Agriculture has had an op- 1 portunity to make a better '•• determination "' namics Corp., and the YF17 of the Northrup Corp. A struggle for this business has intensified on both sides for months. For the United States, a decision for the U.S. plane could reduce the cost of up to 600 lightweight fighters for the U.S. Air Force by permitting a wider spread of production and developments costs. It also could open the way for sales to other NATO countries. For France, a decision for the Murage would help stave off unemployment in its aircraft industry and overcome balance of payments problems growing out of high import prices for fuel and other goods. Late last week, the French foreign ministry invited defense ministers of the four countries to Paris on Sept. 8. Pentagon officials said the French have persistently emphasized to the four countries that, like France, they are small European nations who should stand with France against dominance by the United States. There also have been reports of strong French economic pressures, including warnings to Belgian businessmen that they would lose French orders unless the Mirage was purchased. U.S. authorities close to the situation say Belgium leans toward the Mirage, but that informal indications are that the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway favor a U.S. plane. problems. The other is that she has never quite gotten over the breakup of her romance with Terry Melcher, Doris Day's son. Doris never likeci Candy, and Terry always listened to his mother. Candy has been moving away from acting to concentrate on writing and photography because she feels she'll never be more than a mediocre actress. Q: Is it true my great favorite, Leonard Bernstein, is ill from a heart attack? - H.B., Shawnee, Okla. A: The maestro was in the hospital for four days before leaving to conduct at the Tanglewood summer music festival in Massachusetts. Doctors decided the problem wasn't his heart, though his symptoms were an aggravated lack of ability to breathe. In spite of this, Bernstein arrived at Tanglewood chain-smoking and continued to do so Q: Is it true porno magazines sales are dropping off? I think they arc disgusting. S.J., Topeka, Kans. A Actually not in volume. Hugh Hefner is extremely upset because Playboy has dropped 500,000 in the last year. But ironically, some of the magazines designed for women showing nude men, etc., have been selling more to men than to women — despite the figures their editors put out. Just stand around the newstands and you'll see who is buying what. Mr. Hefner is suffering, but the so-called porno magazines are not. Q: Where has actress Carrie Snodgress disappeared to? 1 knnw she was living with singer Neal Young for a while. — M.N., Manchester, Vt. A: Carrie has really dropped out professionally. She's still living with Neal in a ramshackle ranch house in Northern California. She mostly stays home and takes care of their year-old son. On rare occasions Carrie will leave her housekeeping to join Young on tour, but not often. QUESTION YOU NEVKR ASKED: Why is Rudy Wallee demanding that "choke devices" for removing food caught in the throat be made mandatory for restaurants? He says it's because he nearly choked to death twice while out eating, but wags say that only happened when Rudy was presented with the check. Robin Adams Sloan welcomes questions from readers. While Sloan cannot provide individual answers, questions of general interest will be used in the column. Write to Robin Adams Sloan, care of this newspaper. is o pillar of strength to those who have lost someone. Our memorial service reflects that faith and inspires the living to go forward with renewed hope and trust in God OLSON FUNERAL HOME SERVING ALLFAITHS Corner Court & Junius Phone 736-7586 AUCTION The undersigned will sell at public auction at farm 6 miles West of Rothsay, 2 miles North and % mile West; or 3'/< miles East on No. 176 from No. 9, on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12,1974 MR. FARMER Put your money away now ... let it work for you. Later on, you withdraw it for Seed, Feed or Machinery purchases. It will earn for you on a short or long-term basis. It's your decision. One or two of the Savings Plans offered may be just what you're looking forl COMMENCING AT 12 O'CLOCK SHARP OUR SAVIOR'S LADIES AID WILL SERVE LUNCH TRACTORS & FARM MACHINERY 1" • INUICST RATE 5.25% 5.75% 6.50% 6.75% 7.50% im OF Account DAILY INTEREST PASSBOOK— No MinimundepQiiT, no term Compounded daily— Djteof Deposit toDjieof Withdrawal GOLDEN PASSBOOK —No minimum depoiit, 90 (Jay notice. Compounded. Quarterly. Deposits by Ih* lOlh earn from tht HI. CERTIFICAT E -- 1 year. Compounded Quarterly *H.OOO minimum. CERTIFICATE — 33 months. Compounded Quarterly* Sl,oOOmrnimum. CERTIFICATE— *years. Compounded Quarterly A Si, 000 minimum. EFFECTIVE TIELD 5.39% 5.88% 6.66% 6.92% 7.71% 70 John DeereUactor.diesel, wide front, 3pt.hitch 1968 John Deere 4020 Iractor, cab, 3 pt. hitch, cab cooler, power shift, 200 hrs. since overhaul 1947 VAC Case Tractor 1946 VAC Case Tractor 1946 A John Deere Tractor 1952 44 Massey Harris Tractor with Farmhand loader, narrow front 1970 95 John Deere Combine, 12 ft. header, straight cutting attachment, beam slides, Melroe pickup, straw chopper, 800 hrs. cab, cab cooler 2-1971 8 ft. Kirshman Drills with fertilizer, complete with rams D 2 Cat with dozer, 5J9909 with power lake off and pully starter 4 Yard Ashland Scraper Midstates 5 inch 21 ft. Auger 1942 Oliver Corn Picker 2-row, for parts 400 Versatile hydrostatic swather, 15 ft. Antique International gas engine. 6 h.p., needs some work 6 Ro» Culfcrilor. 16 incfc ro« 20 Fl. Keuce Pony Clil Diij 694 Join Deeie Com Pljotei. ftittia md Herbrside ind Insectrside 5 16 John Deere Flow Trip Beira Throw A»ly IlYS K'lbtnr Chisel Plow wiNi Spiles i Steeps 2 Bow Cultnilor Iw A toho Drat 14 Fl Tljrlerwiy Drsk. 26 inch Elides. He«i Duly l:hn Deere No. 104 Disk Pic*. 4 Solloci IS .• G"enco Field Cutoilor irih G'eaco Harro* Fionl Mount Sn;« Fits 4020 41 Fl Heslco 7 inch Aujer »i!h IS hp. 46 Ft Koyler ?'• *u[ti 2 Oii« FiS Aujers Fargo Pickup Spriytr. 200 Gil. Signless Sled link". M Fl. Boons 165 Bushel Pirker fruity Flow Boi wt'h Tandem IrjJer 3 Rubber T» fi'ijons 4 Wheel Minnesota Minute Spreider 28c» hleinaiional Coin Plinier Truck Frame Wjjon 24 Tan Fertiier Bulk Bin 8 Fl. Picket 10 Fl Dug lor Auter 21 Fl. John Deeie Sicgle DHk 2 15 Ft. Srjdmcl Lein DrUs 41 Fl Aujet nilh Gn Engine Wtslco FeiMier Tint MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS of 1974 production. * Interest can be mailed monthly, if desired, on accounts of $5,000 or more. Federal Regulations require a substantial penalty if sums are withdrawn prior to maturity. Clip out the savings schedule above and keep it as a handy reference. LOOK INTO THESE SAVINGS PLANS NOW! FERGUS FALLS SavingA. & ctoan. Vj\ UP 10 /§/ ~~* I ^&? ASSOCIATION 1 325 Ciflon Gis Birrels. I with dec Punp 560 Gilon Gis Bxtet rth [lee. Pump 120 Gifloa Service T«ik «ith Pump Double Gu 8xr;l Slind 4 V rrHconsJn £npne Antony Frcnl Boi Truck Vlor>l IMH T Running Gex Antique Forge vilh Kind ot Hectric BUde 10 Fil FwAiod Truck Boi Hohl Scire 25 Fl Telephone Poles 2 Siddlei 1 Show Sieel T Fe.xe Polls 6 Rokng Shields VftcefUneous Scrip Iron Spkier Dulls 13 M 70 John Deere «e« 18 4 34 K md * Duih Set cl 184 34 Used Inv suilil>le hi duiH 3 Nr« 825 20 Freslor* Trod Ires KOHLER STANDBY 1500WATTGENERATOR 12 s 20 Fl. NADtKA SILO. IS TAKIN DOWN SNOWMOBILES 1972 Arctic Cll Parni. 399. 125 mles 19(1 Ski Ooo 399 630 wt« TRUCKS 1951 Dodge 2 ton Truck, bci. hoisl 1947 Oirr.ond T Truck wtlh Boi. 2 Ion Stock Rack to (it Chevy Pickup SOME MISCELLANEOUS HOUSEHOLD 275 West Cavour Phone 736-5623 USUAL TERMS OF SALE: Make arrangements with clerk for credit before bidding. No goods to be removed from premises until settled (or. CHARLES PALER, owner DEAN SILLERUD • NORMAN SOLUM, Auctioneers FARMERS STATE BANK OF ROTHSAY, Clerk

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