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Daily Journal (Newspaper) - March 19, 1971, Fergus Falls, Minnesota THE WEATHER Little Change In Temperature VOL. 97 No. 66 FOURTEEN PAGES s DAILY JOURNAL FERGUS FALLS, MINN. 56537 By PAUL O'KEEFE ,sairt IwUltJIll By PAUL O'KEEFE "I've been was the TTOD me message Tina Nicholas, a drag addict for 13 years, had for her audience of youths and adults at Our Lady of Victory School last night. Speaking (o an audience of ap- proximately 180, Miss Nicholas related her first-hand experienc- es ;md her road (o recovery. "It begins as a said Miss Nicholas, "but you don't knovv wluil you're searching for. At i received a cold inodal pionship in truck.' Then I drop- ped ou I of school. "1 drifted from job to job Nothing was wrong with me it always Ihe Then I de- cided I wanted lo be a night club entertainer. I wanted to see my name in lights. And I want- ed (n be part of the "in" crowd. Joining Ihe "in" crowd intro- duced her lo marijuana, Miss Nicholas said, which she smoked lo become "in." "It was easy lo get said Miss Nicholas, bul nobody (old me how to get 'out'." Friends introduced her to he- roin, which she was going to 'try once. Six fixes later, she discovered she was hooked, she War Bill Watered Down ST. PAUL IB An anU-Viei- nam War bill was watered down by an amendment in the House Judiciary Committee today, approved 23-8 and sent to an- other House committee where i: must be approved before reach- ing (he House floor. The committee adopted an ex- tensive amendment by Rep. Sal- isbury Adams, W'ayzata Conser- vative, to allow the state attor- ney general (o "assist" in any legal aclion lesling the ennsfi- utionality ot the Vietnam War. said. Then began a life that was to lead her to hospitals, prisons and psychialrisls' offices. Also roofs, back alleys and dark back streets where heroin could be obtained. According Jo Miss Nicholas, between fixes goose-bumps on it. It felt like there were two snakes fighting under my skin. Every muscle, n my body was a different direc- tion." At one point during her addic- tion, Miss Nicholas said that she Iried suicide by slashing her wrists and taking an overdose of barbiturates. Through the prompting of a I minister, Miss Nicholas began to take an interest in religion to which she attributes her recov- ery from narcotics. Referring lo herself as an ex- Miss .'lhat she had been off heroin for the past three years. After her formal talk, Miss Nicholas answered questions from the audience, sang and jplayed the guitar and spoke with youths and adults informally. Now wilh Compassion Inc. in New Brighton, Miss Nicholas teaches singing, guitar and piano and counsels youths with prob- lems. She also tours through the state talking to groups about her experiences as an addict. Two Freight Trains Collide at Waseca WASECA, Mian. IB Two Chicago North Western freight Iralns collided hcadoa near Wasita today, and a memlier of one of the crews was kilted. Extra freight No. 19, north- bound from Albert tea lo Min- neapolis, and Extra 21, south- Ixmnd to Albert collided anoul a.m., four njiles north of Waseoa near what is known as (he Palmer Cross- ing. Small Raise 'Encouraging' Cost of Living Up Two-Tenths WASHINGTON (AP) The] White House press secretary government Reported today EX-DOPE entertainer, Tina Nicholas, talks informally with teen-agers at Our Lady of Victory school after her speaking engagement Ihere last night. A crowd of approximately 180 attended to hear her Paul O'K fxfenences with Carnal photo by House Rejects SST Funding M. n. M WASHINGTON (AP) tunning rejection by the House of continued federal spending for a supersonic transport plane raises (he distinct possi- bility the United Stales may leave development of the SST to other world powers. In a reversal ol its position last year, (he House voted Thursday against spending an- other million to help the nation's aviation industry build two SST prototypes. Still to be heard from is the Senate. But (hat chamber moved last year to cut off gov- SSLSJSMi C Disaster Kills400 in Peru al financing March 30. Since it is generally agreed the depressed aviation industry could not afford to finance SST development, continued work on a U.S. model would hinge on the Nixon administration's emergency alternative financ- ing plans. These have not been spelled out but are said to in- clude a bond issue approach rc- jecled by the White House two I years ago. LIMA, Peru (.fl An ava- Meanwhile, the Senate took lanche of mud and rocks louch-jup today a bill offered by SST off by an thun- 1 backers in an effort lo woo sup- dered down on an isolated min- port for (he plane. The proposal ing camp high in the Anrles and i would ban sonic booms over the killed 400-600 person, federal i United States, answering a ma- police said (oday. Police snid the voted 17 to 5 today to restore full funding for a federally sut sidized supersonic transport plane. The commiKee vote, which was counter to Thursday's vote In the House eliminating SST spending, was denounced by Sen William Proxmire, D-Wis., who said he will campaign to Make sure the full Senate goes along with Ibe House view. But two committee members, Sen. Hiram Foog, R-Hawaii, and Gale McGee, D-Wyo., changed positions from last year voting for Ine SST appropriation. Earlier today Senate Democratic Leader Mike MansfieH safd that if the Senate agrees with the House and refuses more money for the SST "that ought to be
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