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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - April 7, 1974, Albert Lea, MinnesotaSunday Tribune Need Cash for Easter Frills? Scil H.r. To Pay Tho Bills! fx12’ BEIGE SHAG carpet with pad •for tala. $25.00. Call xxx-xxxx for further Information._ Sold th# rug within a few days and was vary pleased with the results {rem Want Ads. Call today before 5 P.M. and get your items listed. You, too, can get quick results. DIAL 373-1411 Order the economical 6 or 12 day rata. Goette To Head Town By JOHN BARBOUR AP Newsletters Writer XENIA, Ohio (AP) — They are cleaning the streets of this quiet family town. They are carting away the nibble, cut* ting up the fallen trees and making plans for the future. But they will never be able to erase the memory of those 15 minutes or so when a black whirlwind sped up from U.S. 42 and cut a path threequarters of a mile wide and seven miles long through the heart of this town of 35,000. Forty per cent of Xenia is demolished. Six of 12 schools are laid low. Thirty people are dead, 1,000 hurt, all from that wicked black funnel that struck from the sky late Wednesday afternoon. Even now, in their quiet moments, the people of Xenia offer thanks for their homes and their lives. Roo Anderson, 30, was sitting oa the prone water heater in ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 1974 SINGLE COPY 15 CENTS 28 PAGES Of Xenia Struggles Back front of the cement slab that was once his home in the Pinecrest section. He had moved into his new home with his wife and two daughters, Karen, 9, and Rhonda, 7, only the Saturday before. On Wednesday, shortly before 5 p.m., his wife was fixing supper and he was watching television in the living room when he heard the news: A tornado was hitting Xenia. He called his small family together and told the children to get on the hallway floor. He and his wife shielded them with their bodies. The next few seconds were a blur. When it was over, the entire house was gone and so was the rug they had been lying on, sucked out from under them. They laid there on the cement slab, bruised, cut, but alive. "I’m just happy we’re alive,” he said, managing a smile. "The house we moved out of in the Arrowhead section, ifs flat tened too.” Mrs.^ Peggy Schmidt was home with her 16-year-old daughter, Michele, and her daughter’s boyfriend. They heard the approaching tornado and went to the front door. They could see it carving its way across the city. “Michele said it looked like it was full of birds,” Mrs. Schmidt said. “I told her those weren’t birds. It was debris. “We went into the downstairs bedroom and opened the sliding glass door, like they said to do so there wouldn’t be any suction. Then we laid between the two beds. At the last moment we pulled a cover over us.” It was just in time. The bedroom window smashed and hurled wind-driven flying glass all over the room. It was over in seconds. They looked up and were amazed they had fared so well. But when they went outside, they found the whole second story missing. And back in the bedroom, they discovered that the funnel had lifted up the entire house and had sucked all the electrical cords into the recess between the watts. The weather remained unkind to Xenia in th* wake of the storm. The day after was bright and sunny, but a heavy wind blew the dust of the debris into the eyes of rescuers and stung the faces of those sorting through the rubble of their homes. Trees were hung with pieces of sheet metal, cardboard, cloth — ghastly decorations that played a clanging carol in the wind. In the front of one home, the wind stretched an American flag taut, snapping its edges. Its staff was twisted bizarrely around a tree trunk. And on Friday, temperatures dropped and a drizzle turned to snow. After that it was below freezing in a town where many are homeless and without proper clothing. The streets have been mostly cleared. But in the town sliced in half by a tornado, people were still searching for loved ones. One man, his son dead, looked for his wife, who was supposed to have been home. There was a pool of blood on the floor. Mrs. George Roach was at work and her husband was home alone. He suffered a stroke three years ago and just managed getting around the house. The tornado tore the Roach home apart, and miraculously he was found unhurt in the rubble of the hallway. She tried desperately to reach him by phone and finally had to walk the several miles from downtown through the devastation to find him alive. “We’re too old to start over •gain,” she said. But then she said, “We will.” Parlors Barrow Show SHOW — Preparations for the 1975 Minn-esota State Spring Barrow Show get underway Friday morning in Albert Lea as sponsors and other show members sign up at the planning meeting for VyeavLS sk°w’ scheduled for Feb. 6, 7 and 8 at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. (Tribune Photo) Alden hog farmer Bill Goette waa named president of the Minnesota State Spring Barrow Show for 1975, at a planning meeting Friday in Albert Lea. The show will be held Feb. 6, 7 and 8 at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. Goette is also president of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association. He was elected to a one-year term as state president Jan. 22 at the annual Minnesota Pork Conference and Trade Show in Sleepy Eye. Vice president of the show will be Arno Moetming of Dodge Center. Dennis Dewitt will continue to serve aa show manager; the secretary-treasurer elected was Harold Knudson, 1413 Circle Drive. Named as sponsors are the following: Odell Barduson of St. Paul, Elwood Mabon of Des Moines, Iowa, Larry Tande of St. Paul, Palmer Holden of Ames, Iowa, Paul Queck, Des Moines, Iowa, and Ron Rieke, Fairfax. The remaining sponsors will be determined by the Albert Lea Area Chamber of Commerce and the barrow show executive committee. At-large barrow show members include:    Charlet Christians, St. Paul; Richard Epley, St. Paul; Dave Flint, Hampton, Iowa; Jerry Hawton, St. Paul; Dave Hinman, St. Ansgar, Iowa; and John Nelson of Alden. Other at-large members consist of Buck Pangburn, Northwood,    Iowa;    Virgil Christensen,    Waterloo, Iowa; Lowell Ross, Albert Lea Vo-Ag Department;    Howard    Rupert, Northwood, Iowa; Bill Hemm, Sheffield, Iowa; Robert Rust, Ames, Iowa; Eldon Senske, Freeborn County agricultural extension agent; David Stevens, Northwood, Iowa; ami Emmett Stevermer, Ames, Iowa. Appointed advisers for 1975 wer# C.E.    Cairns,    former manager of Wilson and Co. of Albert Lea, Stan Johnson, manager of Wilson and Co. of Albert Lea; and Don Paulson, former show secretary-treasurer. AFTER CONVICTION - Dwight L. Chapin, President Nixon’s former appointments secretary, and his wife. Susan, face newsmen outside U.S. District Court in Washington following the jury verdict bv which he was convicted on three counts that he lied to the Watergate Grand Jury. Chapin faces a maximum of five years in jail and a $10,000 fine for both count*-    (UPI    Telephoto) Chapin To Fight For Innocence' Restrictive Ordinance Proposed For Massage Parlors And Saunas By MIKE BULGER TribuM staff Writer Aa ordinance attempting to rub out a problem before it develops is la the works la Albeit Lea. At tho suggestion of City Msnsger John Elwell, sn ordinance regulating and licensing saunas and massage parlors has been drafted and given to Albert Lea’s city councilmen. It may be discussed at the council meeting on Monday. Saunas ami massage parlors have gained a certain notoriety around the country, with allegations of illicit activities surrounding them. With that in mind, Albert Lea city fathers felt it prudent to adopt regulations before such an establishment opened in the city. In suggesting the ordinance Feb. 25, Elwell said one should bt drafted because of problems in other communities and “recent inquiries” about Albert Lea. The five-page, proposed ordinance strictly regulates several aspects of the sauna and massage operation. Licensing provisions are in cluded both for tho establishment and for its employes. An annual license fee of S250 is required of the business, providing for inspection and review of the application by the city Health Department, Building Inspection Division, Police Department “and such other departments as shall ba deemed necessary.” A masseur of masseuse would be required to obtain an annual license for a fee of $25. The proposed ordinance requires photographing and fingerprinting by the Police Department as part of the application. Licenses may ba denied to those who "have a history of violations of the laws and ordinances that apply to health, safety or moral turpitude,” or to persons "of bad repute.” A license may be rescinded from any business or individual Mrs. McMillan To Leave Post AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — Rep. Helen McMillan will not seek a seventh term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Mrs. McMillan, 64, said Friday she had made the decision some time ago not to seek reelection. “Much to my sorrow, Che day of the citizen legislature is oyer,” said Mrs. McMillan, a widow. “Hie time we now have to spend away from cwt bennes and our contd tuents had quadrupled in the last six years. We will, in the near future, have a much smaller and fulltime legislature.” A DFLer, she was the first woman ever elected to represent Mower County in toe legislature. She won re-election five times. for the use or possession of alcohol or narcotics on tho premises. In addition, employes must be registered with the Minnesota State Board of    Medical Examiners, as provided by toe Minnesota statutes. The proposed    ordinance requires that    masseurs, masseuses and their clients be properly covered    “with an appropriate non-transparent” material. Several provisions    of the proposed ordinance    require •pacific Items for construction and maintenance of the building itself. Included are sections requiring individual lockers and doors on massage rooms which are not capable of being locked. During business hours, all •aunts and massage parlors must be open for inspection to the Health Department, Division of Inspection and Police Department, according to toe ordinance. No customers would be allowed on the premises after 2 a.m. and before 8 a.m. daily. WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House aide Dwight L. Chapin, convicted of lying to a federal grand jury investigating political espionage, vows “to continue to fight for my innocence.” A federal district court jury of seven men and five women on Friday found the 33-year-old former appointments secretary to President Nixon guilty of two counts of perjury and innocent on a third. The maximum penalty on each of the two counts is five years in prison and a fine of $10,000. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell set sentencing for May 15 and invited Chapin to submit “all the information about yourself” before then. He remains free without bond. “Obviously I am very dir appointed,” Chapin told newsmen while his wife Susan stood by his side. "I am going to continue to fight for my innocence. On the day I was indicted I went out on my front lawn and said I was innocent. I intend to fight this thing all the way through.” Chapin, on leave from the position with United Air Lines which he took when he left the White House a little more than a year ago, showed no emotion when the jury announced its verdict. His wife broke into silent sobs when he came over and kissed her. The jury deliberated nearly 11*4 hours Thursday and Friday before reaching its verdict on Chapin, the eighth former White House aide convicted either by guilty plea or trial. Police Investigate Thefts At Service Station, Store Albert Lea Police are investigating the theft of $110 in cash from the office of toe East Side 66 Service Station, 2001 E. Main St., early Saturday. According to police authorities thieves apparently gained entry to the station by breaking a Elections May 27 School Board Filing Open School board filing is underway in Minnesota, with elections scheduled for May 21. Filing began Saturday and will close at midnight April 30. Those elected in May will assume office July I, when terms of some members of each board will expire. Area board members whose terms will expire on that date are: ALDEN—Gordon Yost, Herb Richter and Roger C. Nelson. BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Herbert Kittleson and Burton Ingvalson. BLUE EARTH—Mrs. Donald (Eileen) Mensing and Charles Pingry. BRICELYN — Alvin Johnson and Ordean Klingbeil. ELLENDALE - GENEVA — Elmer VandenHeuvel and Gunnar Anderson. EMMONS — Carl Paulson and Homer Honsey. FREEBORN—Robert Schoen and Larry Thisius. GLENVILLE—Jack Kalstad and Harlan Heideman. HARTLAND - NEW RICHLAND — Dr. A. G. Flor and Oliver Roesler, KIESTER - WALTERS — David Mutschler and Merlyn Bartlett. MINNESOTA LAKE — Harlan Herbers and Donald Schwab. WELLS — Leon Boeck and. Robert C. Hanson. John Poppas Will Not File For Re-election to Board As filing opens, one of the District 241 Board of Education members whose terms will expire June 30 has declared he will not run again. John Pappas, owner of Chefs Cafe and member of the board since 1968, said this week he is serving his last term. Phil Tennis, Hayward farmer who came on the board toe same year, has not decided whether to file for another term. Filing opened Saturday and will continue until midnight April 30. Elections are scheduled for May 21. School board members serve three-year terms. Members of the District 241 board whose terms do not expire this year are Harold Knudson, John Buley, Tom Speltz and Tom Butler. panel on toe northeast garage door and then proceeded to kick in toe office door. Damages totaled $40. Also missing were several keys to vending machines located in the office. It was undetermined if other property was also stolen. The incident occurred at 8:30 a.m., and was called in by station manager Richard Weigel. Albert Lea Police also apprehended five juveniles Friday in a reported theft at Boyd and Jack’s Super Valu, 525 E. Clark St. The suspects were apprehended in an alley on the northwest side of the store when an auto in which toe five were riding became stuck in mud. Reported taken were 16 pop bottles valued at $3.10 and eight packs of empty bottles valued at $9.60. JOHN PAPPAS Man Hospitalized With Head Injury An Albert Lea man is reported to be in critical condition with a fractured skull in St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester following an altercation here Friday night. Steven Nielsen, 29, of 710 Madison Ave., sustained the injuries when reportedly struck by a brick at the home of Carol Ann Tweed, 18, 517 E. Fourth St. She is charged with aggravated assault and is being held in connection with the incident. The Albert Lea Police Department investigated. News Highlights Libya Lowers Price BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Libya has lowered slightly the price of its oil, but several Western oil companies are negotiating tc obtain further reductions, oil industry sour* ces said today, Count To Drop Food ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP)—A Swedish count with Maoist views who once bomb eel Nigerian troops for Biafra is now planning to bomb Ethiopian peasants — but this time with food. Suppression Charged NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Banks, leader of the American Indian Movement and a defendant in the Wounded Knee occupation trial now under way in St. Paul, Minru, has accused major news media of suppressing national coverage of the trial. Lawyer Tells of Gifts WASHINGTON (AP)—President Nixon’s former personal lawyer has given sworn testimqny that Nixon’s private secretary and brother of the President were either loaned or given portions of a $100,000 campaign gift from billionaire Howard Hughes, it is reported. Cosf Council~To End WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nixon administration’s hopes to extend the Cost of Living Council beyond April 30 appear to be dead. Innocence Claimed CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — George M, Steinbrenner III, board chairman of American Ship Building Co., who with his firm was charged with contributing illegally to the campaigns of President Nixon and others, says he’s innocent and will fight Warning System Works WASHINGTON (AP)—Despite the heavy loss of life in this week’s tornadoes, the nation’s public warning system appears to have worked well, the nation’s chief weathermen say. Tribute to Pompidou PARIS (AP) — Princes and presidents gathered under a broad French flag inside the Cathedral of Notre Dame Saturday to pay solemn tribute to Georges Pompidou at a Requiem Mass. False Publication Crime WASHINGTON (AP) — An amendment that would make it a federal crime to cause publication of known falsehoods about a candidate for federal office is next on the agenda as the Senate continues to conkder the campaign reform bill, HiiHMiiiHiiiiiiiiiifmiiiiiiniimitiiiHimiimiimitiiiMiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmimmmiitimmiiiniiimiiiitiiiiiHmHiiii Inside The Tribune <IWIHimilHHIHII!NIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIItlllll||)tttlllHI!HlllltlHIIIIIIIIUWniimilltlllllllllllllllllllHllimUllllinitlllttltl( Daily Record ..    23    Markets 23 Editorial Page ..    4    Deaths........23 Bridge........13    Sports........19 Family Page • • •    6    Horoscope  5 VOL.LXVTI — No. 82Starting Anew

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