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   Sunday Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1976, Albert Lea, Minnesota                                THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE VOL, LXVItr No. 92 ALBERT LEA. MINNESOTA. SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 1976 SINGLE COPY 25 CENTS 26 PAGES Rainfall May Boost, Delay Peak of Souris River Flood New Day Dawning Dark clouds break up as the dawning sun outlines the cross of Christ, a symbol of the Christian hope this Easter morning for eternal life. Here North Freeborn Lutheran Church awaits the worshipers who (Tribune Photo) will celebrate the risen Saviour. News Highlights Director Resigns DULUTH (AP) Clark H. Dohm has re- placed Richard Waide as executive director ol the Spirit Mountain Recreation Area. Dohm. 52, former general manager of the Radisson Duluth Hotel, assumed his duties this week. Waide, the area's first director, resigned effective Thursday for personal reasons. Soviets Criticize JDL UNITED NATIONS. NY. (AP) The Soviet Union says the Jewish Defense League radicals who demonstrate outside its United Nations mission in upper Man- hattan are a "fascist-like Zionist mafia." So- viet Ambassador Jacob Malik used the term thiee times in his latest note to the Ameri- can UN mission demanding a crackdown against the JDL. Bypass ROSEVILLE (AP) The staff of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (PCA) li.is urged HIP PCA board to allow the- Met- ropolitan Waste Water Commission to hy- p.iss sewage into the Mississippi River whilu pipes are inspected. Beef Numbers Rise WASHINGTON (AP) Cattle produc- ris are stepping up gram-fed beef produc- tion itxnit in line with earlier indications although seasonal slowdown appears to be t iking place, according to the Agriculture Department. As of April 1, the department said Friday, feedlot inventories in 23 states, Inch account for most of the nation's beef, totaled nearly 109 million head, a 28 per ctnt gam from 8.5 million a year ago. Discrimination Charge WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice De- partment says real estate appraisers and mortgage lenders have discriminated against blacks by requiring a devaluation of proper- tv values when black families move into all- white neighborhoods The department filed suit Friday charging four trade associations representing thousands of real estate ap- praisers and mortgage lenders with prac- ticing subtle, but illegal, discrimination against blacks. By J.D. WILSON MINOT. ND (AP) Dis- aster officials were hoping to continue dike work Saturday as they studied the effect of more thin an inch and a half of ram on the flood threat at Mmot The National Weather Service 167 Inches of rain fell since Friday, but the Impact on the crest would come from a mount i upstream The rain could delay the Souris River crest at the city of 32.000 until Monday, the service said. The swollen by snow melt runoff, threatening the city where have- been evacucated from the flood plain Downstream the flood claimed it first victim Fndav, a man presumed drowned after the p ckup truck he was in slipped off the road and into the river. Robert Barmcle, of the Na- tional Weather Service said, "The majority of precipitation has already fallen, but the rain here in Minot will nnt affect the crest The ram upstream will be the key factor." The crest has been predicted at eight feet above Hood stage. James Ruvak, of the US Army Corps of Engineers, said he was hoping for high winds to dry out slippery roads and dikes, so erosion spots could be found and fixed "The water does not seem to be eroding dikes as rapidly as a few davs he said "We're still in preny good shape Lake Consultant, County to Meet Sfress Treatment ST. PAUL (AP) The St Paul school supcrfntcndent has been admitted to Ha- yelden Rehabilitation Center for treatment, he says, to help him cope with "stress." ICN IrtMt I I 1 Inside The Tribune M 10 Crossword Dailv Editorial Page 14 4 11 Family Pago Deaths........14 Sports 12 TV Guide..... 11 Horoscope.....11 Campus Notes 10 Mail Call 10 The Preennrn Board Board of Commissioners will imet Tue-sday w th a consultant to discuss budgeting and scheduling for the project to jnprove Fountain and Albert Lea Lakes The US Environmental Protection Agency, which has .tpproved the proposal that will primarily help fountain l-ike, has granted the county half of the necessary funding or The county to pay for the remaining costs with local and state money. The consultant. National Biocentne., Inc St. Paul, has vet to estib'ish a final timetable of work for the im- provement program The meeting is set for 9.30 m PI ins for the- Improvement 11 rill for Construction of filter in n.ineroft Crw-k b fore it enters I ountim Lake National Biocentrc claims the beds will help f Iter out silt and Sheriff Now In Offices In New Annex Making the move to the new Freeborn County l.iw forcemcnt center Thursday night vvis the countj Sheriff's Department. The law en- forcement officers were up until 2am Friday moving records and equipment The Albert UM Police Dtpirtment, which will jointly ust the facilities, is expected Ic move there about the middle of May, said Assistant City Manager Bill ML that some individual police officers nuiy make thi switch ir adv.mco of that date. Ytt to receive finil state approval is the m-w county jail, located on the third floor of the courthouse annex A 'pokesman for state Corrections Dcpirtmcnt said Friday (hat tentative approval bWn given hut a number of minor problems must be worked out by the department and the architect. The county Welfare Depart- ment, which occupies floor of the buiWing, hM already moved into Cour- thouse addition. chemical runoff which aids a'gae growth in the lakes The board Tuesday will also receive a final report on the division of waters on the con- struction of County Ditch No. 71. Fire Strikes Fairmont Firm FAIRMONT. Minn. (AP) A Cattle shed and a storage build- Ing containing hay were de- stroyed by fire Fndav at the D u a n e Blachowske Motor Freight Co m rural Fairmont The blare, which broke out about 2pm. was brought under control about 3-45 p m. by Fair- mont firemen Winds gusting to mill s per hour hampered the e'fort Causf nf firo xvn rvit Vnoun M is n diatc dam eMirmtc. Meanwhile, City Manger John Arnold said city crews pumped rainwater out of the the flood plain through the night He explained the storm sewer system, which drams into the river, had been cut to prevent the river from entering the plain through U. A N D.. man. John Henry, 48. was still missing Saturday after the pickup truck which he was riding slid a road and went into the river near Bottmeau, N D He was one of three occu- pants, officials said, adding the other two uere resuced from 12 feet of water. The Souns meanders .south out of Saskatchewan, then re- turns to Canada after making a sharp loop near Minot Bulldozer operators were kept off the tops of primary d J.es durirg much of the after- noon when rain made the clay barriers slippery "We're not on top of the pri- maries along the nver dunng the rain, said Bob Whitted, a foreman for one of the con- tractors handling dikework. "It would be touchy up there. A driver would have to keep his eyes open But some bulldozers had to be on top of the dikes to fill m Wind Blows Trucks, Fire And Baseball MARSHALL. Minn. (AP) Winds gusting to 55 miles per hour reduced visibility to near zero in the Marshall area Fri- day, fanning a farm fire, blow- ing trucks off highways and forcing cancellation of a hasp- ball game, the State Patrol said The wind fanned a fire which destroyed a house, barn and garage on a farm one mile southeast of St Leo "There wasn't much we could said Alvin Kack of St. Leo Fire Department. "We could hardly stand up, much fight a fire." Wo one was living in house owned by Virgil Grcngs The patrol said a semi-trailer truck was forced into a ditch near Heron Lake, another rolled over on Minnesota 67 be- tween Canby and Claricfield and a truck pulling a mobile home went into a ditch east of Worthington. All accidents were attnbuted to the wind second game of a sched- uled doubleheader between Moorhead State and Marshall at Marshall was delavcd m Stttirrfn due to the wind and reduction in visib hty from h o v dust. weak spots. "Some of them are going back up during lulls in the said a corps of engineers spokesman "But when it rams we te-ll them to get off Workers were also placing snow ftnces alongside the dike to prevent erosion The fences are comj> scd vuxxlen slats wired together with two-inch spaces betwttn boards Tvvomin pitrols were also walkins the dik. s around the clock keeping m constant touch with the corps of engineers by citizens band radio The corps uppe-d the number of us patrols to nearly 40 while 30 more city teams Aalchcd for on and s ear to subsidize over- seas resorts for militjry per- sonnel and assigns soldiers (o at sta lift operators, store clerks and hotel couriers, congressional auditors say. The General Accounting Ot- fice, the investigative arm of Congress, reported Fndav, that many at the Pentagon resorts m Germany, the Philip- pines and Hawaii were U S ci- vilians and foreign nationals GAO recommended that cer- tain recreational arras be con- solidated or closed down, sav- ing this would save 6 million year in defense expenditures in Germany alone. The report was made public by Sen William Proxmire D- Wis He said he does not object to subsidized vacations for low- er-ranking military fami'ies, "but the abuso, management Inefficiencies, and Just plain waste in these programs should be brought to an end imme- diately The GAO report covered Pen- tagon resorts at Garmisch, Germany, the John Hay Air Base Recreational in the Philippines, the Kilauea Mil tarv Camp m Hdwin's Vol- canoes National Park and the nc A Iv-constructed 15-story Hale Koa Hotel n Honolulu Jvlliti-v personnel are not supposed to be assigned to purelv r-orvational duties. But the GAO   of violat- ing the city's antipollution ordi- nance The firm, headquinerrd at Summit, II) w.is ordered to produce an officer to a 30-day jail sentence judge set a hearing for next week on his dec s on f r> attorney Bert M Gross i  tv s lodge-s m th'-i'" skitmc: nnW, rl nir, bowline go'f bodmmton and volifvnall courts "Tnev a so hive the of purchas ng cernin duty o" receiving bingo ihi> GAO report said It s i <1 'hr pm s violate Air I orco pgu'i'onv and Philin- P m liu bu: are condoned bv boili 
                            

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