The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on October 1, 1974 · Page 10
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 10

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Tuesday, October 1, 1974
Page 10
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On the $ I oca I scene Boy survives in 'bubble' YMCA elects seven The YMCA held its seventh annual meeting last week and elected seven board members. They are Dr. Meredith Mellon, Victor I^indeen Jr., Mrs. Vernon Stenerson, James Gealow, I-arry Dorn, Gordon Ebersviller and Robert Bigwood. All were elected to a three-year term. Director CMi Maxwell reported on the activities and programs carried on by the Yover the past year. He presented certificates of appreciation to five retiring board members — Mrs. Glen Moen, V. C. Jensen, Daryll Arntson, Al Hexum Jr. and Norman Fjestad. Peter Hoff, president of the board, acknowledged with thanks the support the Y has received from the news media and also the support of the Fergus Falls United Fund. Homecoming floats The Daily Journal reported Saturday that a float entitled "Mug the Lugs" was sponsored by the Fergus Falls High School junior class, and had won first place at the homecoming parade. The "Mug the Lugs" float was sponsored by the German flub. The junior class float, not pictured, was entitled "Jacks in the Box" and won the first-place prize. Terrorists hold onto demands HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - David is a 3-year-old who has never known a mother's kiss or the touch of a bare human hand. He lives in a plastic bubble, and doctors say there's no medical certainty he'll ever live elsewhere. David suffers from a disease known as severe combined immune deficiency. His body has no immune defenses against disease. Even bacteria that most people can easily throw off could kill him. For three years he has breathed filtered air, has eaten sterile food and has been cuddled only by hands wearing big, black rubber gloves which extend through the wall of his bubble. He was delivered by Caesarean section on Sept. 21, 1971, and was placed immediately into a plastic-walled bubble. He lias lived behind plastic and glass ever since. "It's only in the last month or six weeks that he's began to think about getting out," said Dr. David A. Kreedman, a professor of psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine. "I think that the next step is for him trying to remove himself from that room. The whole question is how long can you keep someone in a goldfish bowl." At the request of the boy's mother and father, hospital officials have declined to give the youngster's last name or identify his parents. They said he has one sister. Freedman says that so far David's development — physically, intellectually and emotionally — has gone well, The boy is brighter than most. children his age, his language skills are advanced and "he already knows his letters," Freed/nan said in an interview. He is also agile and strong. He jumps and climbs and plays ball inside his 9-by-7-by-6-foot bubble with more skill than most 3-year-olds. He sleeps in a Review of Nixon health revealed SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Terrorists are holding firm to their demand for $1 million in ransom for a U.S. woman diplomat and six other hostages, a churchman said today. At an improvised news conference after a 15-minute talk with the terrorists, who are holed up in the Venezuelan consulate, Santo Domingo Bishop Hugh Polanco Britn said, "I want you to know one thing— they have not lessened their original demands." The demands were for $1 million and the release of 37 political prisoners from Dominican jails. The bishop's statement conflicted with an earlier report that the terrorists may have abandoned their f 1 million ransom demand. With the siege going into the fifth day, State Department spokesman John King said in Washington that the six leftist guerrillas' demands "seem to have boiled down to safe conduct" out of the country for themselves and 37 terrorists in Dominican prisons. He said that the earlier money demand had not been repeated. The Dominican government rejected all the demands, offering only to fly the sue terrorists out of the country. The U.S. government has consistently refused to pay ransom or meet other demands from such terrorists. "The question now is on whose side is time?" one Dominican official said. He confirmed that the guerrillas nave set three deadlines, but each has passed without the threat to start killing the hostages being carried out. The captives include Barbara Hutchison, director of the U.S. Information Service in the Dominican Republic; Venezuelan Consul Jesus de Gregorio, and others. Bishop Hugo Polanco Brito of the Roman Catholic diocese of Santo Domingo reported after a visit to the consulate Monday that he learned of the presence of a seventh hostage, a messenger named Pegero who is 21 or 22. The bishop is now making daily deliveries of food and medicine to the consulate and bringing out messages from those inside. He delivered a note Monday from Miss Hutchison to U.S. Ambassador Robert Hurwitch, who reported, "It is obvious that she is still in good spirits and as courageous as she always has been." President Joaquin Balaguer met with Hurwitch, the Venezuelan charge d'affaires and the Spanish ambassador on Monday to discuss the situation. No details were given. The leader of the terrorists, Rafael Mendez Vargas, sent a note out referring to "a wounded man" inside the consulate, and asking for medicine. One report said one of the guerrillas accidentally shot himself in the foot Friday. Judge fined in Nebraska LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Chief Justice Paul White of the Nebraska Supreme Court was fined $100 and lost his driver's license for six months after pleading guilty to driving with more than one-tenth of one per cent alcohol in his blood. White was arrested Friday by Lincoln police and given a blood test. He entered his plea Monday in Municipal Court, and Judge Don Grant told him he deserved no greater punishment than any other offender. "I still respect you as much as I ever have," Grant said as he handed down sentence. LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Richard M. Nixon's doctor says the former president might be able to leave the hospital as early as Thursday but will not be able to travel any great distance. That apparently rules out an early appearance by Nixon as a witness in the Watergate cover- up trial which starts in Washington today. He has been subpoenaed to testify by both the prosecution and defense. The defendants in the trial include three of his closest White House advisers. Dr. John C. Lungren told newsmen Monday the phlebitis in Nixon's left leg is improving and that Nixon has progressed very well during "the longest Food stamps can be used for meals The Region Four Nutrition Program announces that food stamps may be used in place of cash donations for food at all sites: Alexandria, Detroit Lakes, New York Mills, Fergus Falls, and Moorhead, effective Nov. 1, if local authorization is completed by that time. Previously food stamps were allowed for. home-.delivered meals only.-. To insure, the • confidentiality of a meal participant's donation to the meal, senior citizens are asked to contact the site manager at their Center. Daily or weekly meal tickets will be issued to those desiring them. The meals program operates in senior Centers and serves congregate meals Monday through Friday. Home delivered and special diet meals can be requested. Participants are asked to donate generously within their means to enable the program to feed more elederly people. Senior Citizens must be 60 years old. The meals program is funded through Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota with Title VII funds from the Minnesota Governor's Citizens Council on Aging. stay of his life in a hospital." The former president was admitted to Memorial Hospital Medical Center on Sept, 23. Lungren said Nixon could be released from the hospital by Thursday, but stressed that Nixon, 61, was suffering from fatigue and would not immediately be able to make a long trip. He said how soon Nixon would be able to answer the Watergate cover-up trial subpoenas would depend on how well he responds to his convalescent treatment. But he said it would be "at least a month, maybe three months ... The former president, smiling and dressed in a robe, greeted and joked with fellow patients Monday as he was ushered by an orderly down a hospital corridor en route to further tests. l-ungren said that after Nixon leaves the hospital he will continue to receive anticoagulant treatments at his home in San Clementc. Lungren said N'ixon's phlebitis could flare up again but that as far as he is concerned his patient is "over the hump." While saying Nixon was physically tired, he stressed that Nixon was "mentally sharp." tunnel-shaped annex to the bubble. David knows his mother and father, even though they've been only faces on the other side of a plastic wall, and responds to them with affection. He goes home in a portable bubble and stays with his family every six weeks or so. He lives there in a grouping of bubbles. What the future holds is uncertain. "We definitely know what it holds if we don't do anything," said Dr. John R. Montgomery, co-leader of the team caring for David. "We know what the future would be outside the bubble." David's condition occurs ulxmt once in every 10,000 births. For most, death comes in eight or nine months, usually from a massive, uncontrollable infection. What the doctors hope to do is to awaken David's natural immunity. Next week, they plan to try injections of a thymus extract that has been used in research. Several other techniques have also been attempted. But Montgomery says, "We don't know anything at this time that holds promise of a permanent cure." "One possibility is that we will not have to do anything," said Dr. Rafael Wilson, the other team leader. He said two German infants, held in isolation for two years, spontaneously developed immunity. Kidnap suspect was transferred Afraid you're *oing deaf? hirago, III.—A free offer of spc- ial interest to those who heir but o not understand words has been nnounced by IMtone. 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Police U. Dan Cash said Kroger is now the only suspect. Allison was kidnaped Sept. 23 as she played in front of her home in fashionable Mount Ixwkout. She was found unharmed in a motel room the following day" Police said they recovered $128,000 in ransom demanded of her father, Charles Mechem, Jr., board chairman of the Tafl Broadcasting Corp. Police asked to have Wiechman freed at what was to have been his arraignment in Ham- ONE REPUBLICAN GOVERNED ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK (AP) Arkansas's only Republican governor of the 20th century — Winthrop Rockefeller — was elected in 196fi. He served two terms. ilton County Municipal Court. "It really stunned inr," said Wiechman. "When 1.1. Cash announced what the polio; decided to do 1 could have grabbed him and hugged him." Police said Wiechman, a Ferjis fills (Mi.) Joinal Tues.. Oct. 1,1974 1fl Klorida parolee, was arrested and charged because four persons had identified him either in line-ups or through photo- Kraphs as the kidnaper of the Mcchein girl. "It is most unusual to have four persons identify the same person a'nd have him turn out to be the wrong one," Cash said. Our concern is to serve you when you need understanding. Evan A. Glende Ralph W. Johnson Douglas A. Nelson son FUNERAL HOME 301 East Washington Avenue Fergus Falls Dial 736-7064 Timely Tips on how to get the most from your FARM AUCTION SALE Select a newspaper that gets to the folks you want to reach. The Daily Journal is welcomed into 6,000 Farm homes six days a week. Make your ad big enough to be appealing. Your auction advertising is not the place to scrimp and save. Good-sized ads usually draw good- .sized crowds . . . and this means more and bigger bids, more money for you! Handbills are important, but not nearly es important as your newspaper ad. Set up your ad or handbill — we can reproduce directly from a sale bill usually. You'M find that you can buy a bigger ad, and have a much more effective auction . . . and usually for less mpneyl tool . JOURNAL ADVERTISING PAYS YOU DIVIDENDS! Auction blank forms are free upon request to farmers, auction clerks and auctioneers. They will assist you in making out your auction. If you have had your machinery shedded; if you have high grade or purebred animals — be sure to mention it. If your machinery is new, nearly new or in excellent condition, tetl these prospective buyers about it. I twill pay you to do it right! PLAN EARLY, ALLOW TIME TO DO IT RIGHT Allow the clerks, auctioneer and the Daily Journal ample time to do the job right. You cannot expect a good job from anyone of them if they get just a moment's notice of your intention to sell. Prepare your listings, have the vet test your cattle, get your ads ready so all of the potential buyers have time to read and remember your auction. The Daily Journal will list your Farm Auction date and location FREE in its auction listings, if you run your advertising with us. We will also give the general location of your farm so other auctioneers will stay away from your date and your location . . . wherever and whenever possible. It's another service we offer you. SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR SALE CATTLE AND HORSES .. .Groom and clean every one. Make them look salable. Number and tag each one. Have all the information readily available to auctioneer and buyers. TRACTORS AND MACHINERY . . . Cleaned up,'oiled and greased. Good-looking, well- cared-fov machinery brings more money. Know the best selling points of your equipment. CHECK WITH YOUR AUCTIONEER OR BANKER . . .They will both offer you their best advice. After all, their success is based on yours. There are many excellent auctioneers in this immediate area and practically every bank has a clerk who is knowledgable and will do his very best for you. HOGS, SHEEP . . . Keep them in small, graded groups, if possible. Display them in neat, clean surroundings if at all possible. If upgradable, or in different classes, pen them in small groups. MACHINERY, TOOLS, MISCELLANEOUS.. All should be clean and in good repair. Nothing discourages a buyer quicker than to wade through items not fit to be sold. CHECK WITH THE DAILY JOURNAL.. .We will gladly assist you, your auctioneer or your banker in setting up your auction ads. We will suggest best days to run your ads, proper liming and even the right number of bills to order. This may be your first and only auction. Call upon our experience to help make it a good one! >ver 40,000 People Read The Daily Journal This Is the Place for Your Auction Ad ] allifJournal ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT 914 East Channing — Dial 736-7513 - Fergus Falls

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