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   Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - August 17, 1975, Winona, Minnesota                                Sunday's Reaction to Bangladesh varies Visiting the Sgt. Floyd About persons from Winona and the surrounding counties are expected to tour the Army Corps of Engineers' bicentennial towboat the Sgt. Floyd this weekend. The floating museum arrived here from Prairie du Chien, Wis., Friday for a three day stay.........................................................Page 3a A town hopes, fights Kellogg, Minn., a city of 403 residents in Wabasha County is fighting the small town stigma, seeking to remain alive following the rerouting of Highway 61 around the village. Vegetable stands, once popular with highway travelers, no longer are seen, but residents can find signs of life in the city. Part of the hoped-for rejuvenation is centered in plans by a Minneapolis firm, which has purchased several buildings to wholesale and retail building supplies. The big drawback, in the eyes of the residents, is that there is no cafe, meaning no reason for motorists to stop through the city, known as Minnesota's watermelon capital.................Page I4a A fair to conclude The judging completed and all purple and blue ribbons awarded, the Buffalo County Fair at Mondovi, Wis., today gets ready to sing its 1975 swan song. But it won't happen before a day filled with music, dog and tractor contests and the annual style review ends.............Page 8a School bells about to ring Plans are being made for the opening of the 1975-76 school year in Southeastern Minnesota area communities. Preparations include in-serve workshops for teachers and orienta- tion sessions for new students. School activity in most districts will get under way in a somewhat mild manner the week before Labor Day. But by Sept. 2 classes will be in full .Page 1Mb Lake Winona to be invaded An invasion, the biggest sports event ever to come to this area, is hitting the shores of Lake Winona this week. An estimated 300 drivers, some additional pit crew and family members, probably around 600 boats and maybe as many as spectators are expected here for the American Power Boat Association's National Outboard (Pro) Championships. Drivers already have begun to arrive, although the races won't start until Thursday and the championship heats aren't scheduled until Saturday and Sunday.........................Page 4b Good eating can be deadly The strange-looking blowfish, also known as the is both a delectable seafood and the source of one of the deadliest poisons known to man. In Japan, where the fish is called fugu, cooks receive intensive training in the preparation of fugu dinners and must be licensed. Nonetheless, gourmet diners still run the risk of a sudden end to a pleasant evening meal. At least 200 people die annually by consuming the perilous puffer and more than one cook has been known to drop dead after performing the crucial taste test on a fugu dinner..........................Page 7b By MYRON L.BELKIND NEW DELHI, India (AP) Sheik Mujibur Rahman, the Bangladesh leader slain in a military coup and branded corrupt by the nation's new leaders, was buried Saturday in his home village with "full Radio Bangladesh reported. India condemned the killing of the 55- year-old sheik in Friday's predawn uprising, but the country's new rulers picked up quick diplomatic and moral support from Pakistan, against whom Mujib led the successful 1971 independence campaign. The radio broadcast gave no details of how death came to Mujib, once revered as the father of the young nation. Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who once branded the Bangladesh leaders as traitors, bestowed his country's official diplomatic recognition on the one- day-old Dacca government led by newly installed President Khondakar Mushtaque Ahmed.' But Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's government, which helped Bangladesh fight its brief war of independence, deliberately refrained from any ex- pression of support to Ahmed and said it was "carefully studying and watching developments." "We are deeply grieved by the tragic death of Sheik Mujibur Rahman who led the national struggle for liberation with steadfastness and said an of- ficial statement by the Indian Foreign Ministry. Informed observers said the wording of the Indian statement made early Indian recognition of the new government unlikely. The Indian statement followed Bhutto's recognition of the "Islamic Republic of a name change reported by diplomatic sources but so far not officially announced Dy Dacca radio. Bhutto, a bitter foe of Mujib, also an- nounced he was sending large donations of badly needed clothing materials tons of rice to Dacca "as a first and spontaneous gesture." Bangladesh responded by broadcasting Bhutto's message of good wishes on its official radio throughout the day. Ahmed, in a broadcast Friday after he was installed as president, said Sheik Mujib was ousted because he had permitted corruption and did not solve the problems of one of the world's poorest lands. Winona Sunday News 120th year of publication Winona, Minn. August 17, 1975 Thirty-Five Cents Per Copy President briefed on Mideast Delcctably deadly The inside index: Television.........4a Summer calendar.... 5a Youth calendar.....5a 6a-7a 10a-13a Daily record.......15a Prizewords........2b Sports.........4b-6b The outdoors.......7b Business..........8b Sunny Skies today should be mostly clear, with high temperatures this after- noon a pleasant 75 to 82. Tempera- tures tonight are expected to sink into the mid-SOs under partly cloudy sk'ies... weather details, page 15a VAIL, -President Ford and Henry A. Kissinger conferred Saturday amid reports that the secretary of state will soon be off on a Mideast mission to wrap up an interim accord between Egypt andlsrae1 Ford and Kissinger were joined by the President's deputy .national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, in the den of the chief executive's vacation home here. They posed for pictures, and when a reporter asked the President if any major Mideast announcements were likely this weekend, Ford replied: "When they come, we'll let you know." Kissinger, accompanied by his wife, 'Nancy, flew from Washington Friday night to brief the President today on latest Mideast developments. Asked by newsmen on his arrival about reports from Israel and Egypt that he would resume shuttle diplomacy next week, Kissinger replied: "We have been making progress during a week of intensive negotiations, but we haven't really settled it finely yet.... I don't want to characterize it as a' breakthrough." Kissinger said he and Ford would "review the status of the negotiations.... As you know, the Israeli cabinet is going to meet on Sunday, and there are a number of other things that need discussions." White House aides said the secretary' hoped to spend much of the weekend relaxing. The Kissingers are staying in a private residence near the chaletstyle home that the Fords are renting. As Ford neared the halfway point of his two-week working vacation, he planned to play golf for the sixth straight day Before leaving Washington, Kissinger met for the third time in a week with Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz. Kissinger has said he would resume his Mideast shuttle diplomacy only when he was 90 per cent sure of concluding the accord. Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon said Friday in Tel Aviv he "would not be sur- prised" if Kissinger came to the Middle East before the end of next week to work out final details. Allon said an agreement with Egypt is closer "than any time in the past" but that several problems still require clarification. Cairo's semiofficial newspaper Al Ahram reported that Kissinger would fly to Israel on Wednesday and then go to the Egyptian resort city of Alexandria on Friday to meet with President Anwar Sadat. After completing his Israeli- Egyptian mission, the secretary will stop in Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, Al Ahram said. Allon said that if American personnel were sent to the Middle East as part of a disengagement agreement between Israel and Egypt, the personnel would be civilian and not military. "This is not a military presence, but a civilian presence with more political than military he said in a television interview. The idea of such a directU.S. presence is considered a key to Israeli willingness to abandon the strategic Mitla and Gidi passes on the Sinai peninsula. Mrs. Ford Adam Marko, 8, Miami, Fla., gets a pat of approval from Betty Ford after taking her photo in Vail, Colo., Saturday. The First Lady posed for the boy after a trip to the beauty parlor. (AP Photofax) GOP'ers pay to eat with Ford MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Membership of the Minnesota Republican Elephant Club has more than doubled since it was announced President Ford will lunch with the organization Tuesday. Party leaders say (he club should have at least 200 members by the lime Ford arrives. "You can bet the President's visit is bringing us new says State Sen. George Pillsbury, master of ceremonies for the luncheon. Phone calls came into state GOP headquarters all last week from people who want to meet Ford, Republican officials said. "It's wild, it's just said Chairwoman Carolyn Ring. Many of the Elephant Club members are lop Min- nesota business leaders. Among those who'll have luncheon with the President are board chairmen of the H. B. Fuller Co.; Cargill, Inc.; General Mills; Nor- Ihwestern National Life, and Piper Jat'fray Hop- wood. Pillsbury said some people who had given the GOP only or previously now are giving more so they can go to the luncheon. A contributor of or more becomes a member of the Elephant Club and is invited to dine with President Ford on chicken a la veronique (chicken with seedless grapes and a white wine There'll also be melon balls, salad, rolls and assorted pastries at the p.m. luncheon in the Registry Hotel in suburban Bloomington. Ford wi1! be in Minneapolis to speak to the national convention of the American Legion but state GOP leaders arranged to get political and financial benefits from his visit. The President, now on a working vacation at Vail, Colo., will arrive by plane at 10 p.m. Monday and will spend that night in an night room in L'hotel Sofilei in Bloomington. Rooms there run up to but the hotel president said Ford didn't want anything "pretentious." State Republican Chairman Charles Slocum has announced a "presidential project blitz." The goal is 15.000 contributors and in contributions by the time President Ford arrives in Minnesota. Portugal's leaders seek harmony LISBON, Portugal (AP) Communist party leader Alvaro Cunhal made a trip Saturday to address a rally in Portugal's Roman Catholic heartland where bloody anti-Communist riots erupted three weeks ago. At the same time, the military junta made up of President Francisco da Costa Gomes, Premier Vasco Goncalves and security chief Otelo Saraiva de Carvalhp announced it was taking action to mend- splits in the armed forces. The an- nouncement said "consolidation" of the nation's leftist revolution depended also on the ending of what it called secondary antagonisms" among political parties excluded from the government. Moderate dissidents were seeking in the meantime to link up with a growing number of military officers expressing dissatisfaction with the government. Cunhal, battling to bolster his own slipping influence and that of pro- Communist Goncalves, went to Alcobaca in central Portugal. Further north, Communists threatened to take to the streets in Vila Real to counter an antigovernment demonstration by refugees from the wartorn West African colony of Angola. Police were poised for trouble. Communist officials in Lisbon said Cunhal's determination to rally party members with a personal appearance in Alcobaca had not been swayed by fears for his own safety. Anti-Communist violence has taken four lives and destroyed some 40 party offices this month. The Communist offensive to regain national popularity began Thursday night with a rally in Lisbon. Cunhal, pledging not to repay violence with violence, signaled his fears of political suffocation by offering to cooperate with any party to mend the path of the faction-ridden, 16-month-old revolution. The Catholic Church called a rally for today in the northwest town of Viana do Castelo. A similar rally in nearby Braga last Sunday left more than 30 persons wounded as troops battled to keep Com- munists and Catholics apart. A Lisbon newspaper reported that "democratic activists" were forming "anti-Fascist brigades" to "punish counterrevolutionary acts." There was no independent confirmation of this. A group of moderate armed forces leaders seekingGoncalves' ouster claim to have 85 per cent of the armed forces behind them. The premier's office contests this figure, but admits to at least 60 per cent in the troubled north. Agencies differ on farm aid WASHINGTON (AP) Congressional investigators say the government could boost the profits of small farms by giving them more technical aid, but the Agriculture Department contends it would be a waste of money. Congress' General Accounting Office concludes in a new report that such assistance would hike the incomes of small farmers on millions of acres of U.S. land and help meet world food and fiber needs. But the Agriculture Department, in response, says modern forces work against small-farm efficiency and any more small-farm technology money would, not be effective. "If small farms were assisted so that total production were the department argued, "price declines could further reduce incomes of small farmers." The department' said it could recom- mend no action on GAO's proposals. The GAO report is to be distributed publicly Monday but a farm-state congressman, reading an advance copy, discussed it before the press over the weekend. "Because the USDA doesn't see the small farmer as a sound economic risk it refuses to invest in said Rep. Charles Rose, D-N.C. "...If we are not very careful, we will not have any farmers to represent small-farm operations by the tri-centennial." The GAO study said demonstration projects already have shown that con- centrated production and management assistance to farmers can increase ear- nings. It said the Agriculture Department should: the potential for increasing small farmers' incomes with specific technology and management techniques. the assistance small far- mers would neecl to adjust to great changes in productivity, structure and size of farms that will result from future research. out how many small farmers could put technology and management aid louse to increase their incomes. But Asst. Agriculture Secretary Robert W. Long, in a reply attached to the GAO report, contended that technology and management "have not been the primary limiting factors' on small-farm income. He implied that more serious problems are many small farmers' difficulty in finding credit and attractive farmland. He said a study of 125 Ozark counties in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma found one-fifth of the small farmers were disabled and two-thirds had eight years or less of schooling so that many wore un- willing to use free technology assistance. Bronfman Choppers Joseph Piva, who owns a New Bedford, Mass, marine specialties shop, is surrounded by sharks' jaws, which are selling fast during the "Jaws" mania. In four PIva says he's sold some sharks' teeth and several hundred sets of jaws. (AP Photofax) NEW YORK (AP) Multimillionaire Kdgar Bronfman rushed into his Fifth Avenue pentliou.se early Saturday but hour, after hour passed without an anticipated break in the kidnaping of his son Samuel. The chairman of the billion-dollar Seagram Co., the world's largest maintained silence, as did his family and the FBI-. "The lid is on tighter than an FBI spokcsma n told newsmen when asked if all or part of a reported S4.5 million ransom demand had been met and if the 21-year- old heir would soon be freed. A family spokesman said Saturday afternoon that Bronfman "is holding up well and is still optimistic." There were unconfirmed reports earlier in the week that Samuel Bronfman had been buried with a 10-day supply of air and water. The elder Bronfman, 46, was to have married Gcorgiana Eileen Webb, 25, of England on Saturday, but the festivities wore postponed. It was to be his third marriage. Sam, a ti-foot-3 June graduate of Williams College, was last seen eight days ago when he dined with his father. Al a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, Samuel telephoned his father and said he had been kidnaped by three men while on his way to his mother's home in Purchase, an af- fluent Wcstchcster county suburb. The family said Monday that it was in contact with the kidnapers and then on Thursday appealed for more evidence that "Sum is alive and at the same time pledging to obey any instructions relayed over a secret telephone number.   

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