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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 <he end of it Rep. Sidney Yales. D-IU., the House eliminated the money in a nonrecord 218-204 vote, then made it final on a 215-204 roll call. "The House vote is great news for those of us who have been fighting the supersonic said Sen. M. Jackson, D- Wash., in whose slate the Boeing Co. would build the 298- passenger plane, called the jor objection to the _____ avalanche an-hour plane. struck the mining camp of Ciiu-1 And Ihe Senale Appropria about 5 miles north of light tions Committee called a closed session to consider the lion administration SST request the House voted down Thurs- day. Acting on an amendment by rigar, about 5 miles Lima shortly alter a quake rocked the area Thurs day. The camp, an eight-hour jyur- ncy by foot from the nearest lown, was inhabited by an esti- mated persons. Initial reports from rescue crews thai reached the camp today said 400 and 60fl persons had been killed and al Largo group to atlcnrl Fu least 50 others injured, police I lure Homeniakcrs convention, reported. page 8. Police said the avalanche ap-! parcntly was caused when the: quake caused a portion of a nearby mountain peak lo topple i into Lake Yanuaguarin. I Off Page One Mnrslad named to All-Slain (oam, wins Bruce Award. Page 10. William is pos- sible thai the House vole will Proxmire, D-Wis. "It "a very unfoYtu- in development House defeat nale trend agaijist science and technology as a whole." Gerald L. Warren, Deputy White House press secretary, said President -Nixon is dis- appointed with the House vote but is hopeful the Senate will reverse the decision. The Nixon adminislralion contends an American SST is necessary to continue U.S. dominance of world aviation since the Soviet Union, Brilain and France are building their own versions. SST development would create thousands of jobs and spur the sagging economy, backers say. A fleet of noisy, higlrtlying hand which filters ultraviolet rays, v' Opponents said spending lions on a plane designed for the jet set seemed ludicrous considering other national needs. And they argued Ihere is no assurance airlines would buy the plane. Area Representatives Strongly Against SSI WASHINGTON (AP) Fol- what the While House called "encouraging news" for con- sumers, a two-lcnlhs increase in Ihe cost of living last month. It follows January's increase of one-tenth of one per cent, and remains below the monthly increases ot from three-tenths to six-leiUhs of one per cent that prevailed for all but one month of last year. Last August the increase also was tenths of .one per cent. two- "This is good Secre- tary of Labor James D. Hod- gson said al the While House. "This is encouraging Ronald L. Ziegler said. "We slill think we've got the economy headed in the right di- Hodgson said, pre- dicting further improvements later in the year. The two-month increase of three-tenths of one per cent was the smallest since Febru- ary and March of 1967, when prices rose by one-tenth and two-tenths of one per cent re- spectively. The Labor Department's Bu- reau of Labor Statistics, issuing the monthly report, attributed the February increase to higher food prices and increases in cost of apparel and nost con- sumer services. These were moderated by declines in mort- gage interest rales and prices of used cars ami gasoline. The February increase means it cosl 5119.40 to buy what did in 1967. February's cost of living was 4.8 per cent higher than a year earlier, for the smallest 12- month rise since February The February rise, on a season- ally adjusted basis, also was two-tenths of one per cent. Prices of commodities other than food actually declined on a seasonal basis one-tenth of one (Continued on Page 2) Late Season Snowstorm One of Worst By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS hour wore A fierce late-winter storm faster-than-sound adversely affect planes could the climate, they said, and might cause an .iiuiv, iiKii int; ituuoU VvJll! Will i J.MU.I nu c uil LariJOfl heavy rain into the Mississippi roofs, smashed display windows VflllPV anH rlntr.n Ullii_____i i termed the storm most powerful of day. Winds of 70 to miles an fairly easy for her, she said. Only mathematics is tough. She will now represent Ihe counly in the stale spelling bee to be held in Minneapolis April Runnenip in the county con- test was Mary Lou Martinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alwyn Itfartinson and a student al Pel- ican Hapids. Some Dances Not 'Public' Private clubs, square dance groups, the public schools and YMCA need not be concerned about a license fee for dan- ces, llodger Neumann, city ad- ministrator, said today. Under the new City Code, however, all public dances will be required to pay thfe fee. In- cluded are golf club dances, firemen's ball, the annual Poin- selli.i ball, National Guard dan- ces and other dances open to the public. Neumann said other situations will be considered on their own merit as to whether or not they are public dances. The license fee includes payment for policing which in the past has been an expense in addition to dance license fee. and ripped down billboards in the Hutchinson, Kan., area. A power failure caused a 20-min- ute delay in the National Junior College Basketball Tournameot there. Windows in 100 cars were shattered by debris outside the Hutchinson Sports Arena. A foot of wet, heavy snow closed many highways in the Madison, Wis., area and left AIL IN THE DAY'S NEWS j PORTLAND, Ore. didn't have long to wait to learn why Dave Sessions. 20, was sitting at Ihe wheel of his school bus, holding his head in his hands and muttering, "Oh, Six fire (rucks with sirens blaring and red lights flashing provided the answer. An embarrassed Sessions poinled lo Ihe smashed outside mirror on his bus, saying it had slap- ped a fire alarm box as he parked the bus. LOUISVILLE, Ky. towed In a car Thursday for improper registration. The car displayed 1911 license tags yrar it was manufactured. Officers began a search for trie owner. Okla. of the billion Arkansas River navigation system has been moved from June 5 to June 7. President Nixon had been invited, and June 5 is the day his daughter Tricia weds Edwajrd Cox. EVANSVIUE'S NEW COMMUNITY CENTER be open fo public viewing, Sunday, March from to 4 p.m. The building will bs dedicated during the village's annual Fourth of July celebration this year. Details of the open house and building on page 14. (Journal pholo by Cale Dickey) SIBLEY, Iowa W George Hcoze, 64, of SiWey, Iowa is HMO poorer (oday because he became impatient while sluck in a snow drift following Thursday's snow storm. When bis new car got sfuck, He gave it plenty of gas. The (ires spun so fast they caught on lire. Before the naming tires could he extinguished, offi- cials said Ihey touched off (he gas. The car exploded and mlnules later was reduced to a smoldering heap of scran melal. __________ more than teen-agers at- tending the state high school basketball tournament stranded overnight. Some bedded down on wrestling mats in high school gymnasiums. Soulhwestem Minnesota con- digging out of its 15-inch blanket of snow today, and sfeps were taken lo lower lake levels where control gates are avail- able to help prevent later flood- ing. Worthington was jammed wilh travelers trapped by Thursday's snow and wind storm. All severt (Continued on Page 3) The Weather FERGUS FAllS AREA Partly cloudy to occasional- i Iy cloudy with chance of oc- I casional snow flurries this eve- 1 nmg, becoming partly cloudy tonight and Saturday Low tonight 8-16. High Saturday 28-34. High Thursday Overnight Low 22. At 8 a.m. 24. At Noon 32. Trmpcralarcs One Year Ago Maximum 37. .Minimum 21. THEFT OF BOXCARS WORTH MILLION STUDIED By PAULA. DRISCOLL disanncaranre "a torriWo _-j _ identifying marks and them to other railroads By PAUL A. DRISCOU, .disappearance "a terrible mis- Associated Press Writer lake." I.A SAU.E. 111. (AP) U.S. r.ouis C. Rechlle of ernment investigators sifted the Philedelphia reported Thursday records of a liny Illinois rail- that 277 Pcnn Central Railroad a" vanished since early 1970 which rented a leased' Organized Crime has joined the did not identify (he other com __. w... and a" railroad paniesV 277 Pcnn Central Railroad na Earth Enterprises 'inc I Richard" i t .matic' adding lnal die vanished since early 1970 which rented a one-room office' force refused tf swculatP F SPaM fr0m were slolcn in! An KBI snokcsman I in5lomille.te.'." he. u, ,len property law and Ihe fraud I Bechtle said a federal grand otalneT searrt Brants "conferring cars apparently were slo- said Cinotlo. n' really can't say any more." sified in the court papers. An informant said mail from Magna Earth frequently was prose-1 an unnamed city in New Jer- sey. The general manager of Mag- OneJ of the sketchy elements LS area from Paramus, N.J. His wife said he was in New someone." and sssxr ne Task Cinotto. "We rent