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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - April 22, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota Sunda the Al Nev Tribune volume 82, no. 95 single copy 30 cents Albert Lea Minnesota sunday april 22, 1979 fuss 181 580 i4 pages Warren Minn., flooding eases red River flooding threatens North Dakota River towns by the associated in Riss the Battle against rising flood Waters from the raging lied River and us tributaries intensified saturday in West Fargo. Inland East grand Forks Minna Haggard Volun teens raced against time to shone up dikes holding hark near record High water Levels the situation was also critical in Gram Forks and Grafton n i. And Oslo. Minn a too foot Sis a Hon of Dike in the Southwest Corner of a est Fargo collapsed Early saturday causing shallow flooding around several Homes and the mayor at fast grand Forks issued a Call for thousands of volunteers to help sandbag a residential area in danger of being inundated by the flood Waters Quot we re going to have Large scale diking in the South end of town starting this said fast grand Fortis mayor i oms Murray Quot we re Appeal my for thousands of people to report to the area vocational technical Institute to Load Sand bags and he transported to the area for diking w Ater is Start ing to come into an area that s never been diked before a Murray said volunteers will be v adding four of five feet of Sand Dogie Al Kin \ Esva d the flow lit reline River was Quot a Tahiti la bags to Clay dikes i a resident the her i River at grail id Forks ifs vers Xerva had Ere a to Fiat arca of East grand Forks re Arbec i i i a Ord level or the West Fargo mayor i in to called the Point at the con in i la in today when it i 175 dont said Ike i t id. X dig by a i Luence of the red i Ake and red it i a it Gale Nils pet Orand Mil Vrtik ire Hay ii in off ii lems Rivers. Blvd i Logist q a Moll the said Waler is running of three Bridges leading into the re i re at i flow on the fled Quot dikes xxx thou gtd tax e see Noble East grand Fork were closed rivet at Grid pm k was cure last night at e in to and More than a foot of water nearly i Allons or second tonight we re Podr lung the Bro stood in the Community s bust on Nim. I in in Ken leaking Dike s am we re Ness District i Vav l a a go. i Stet fighting to keep til pm u i. Across the red in neighbouring of kit a minty disaster Well rework Rig Al i nigh to grand Forks. N i. Volunteers a Nix set ices t a Ordina in one Large hot e ii i Edge worked throughout the nigh to to. D the Dike just let Loose of i Shyenne an Al let to sandbag a Power substation 11ra r the xxx Aln go a much so High or a haired worm in xxx a ii provides electricity to much of and n rated set pressure pert my Orit the xxx in Idow of Limp the business District. Lace Tibo Wale t started i through stairs lighted no hit e Ion the red Isnit expected to it. It Jet St a ,1 of of Ami to turd sandfly per s or ked Crest until monday in East but j tie to of the Dike ii id feverishly window grand Forks at 49 sleet i Numi retail it. Miff Mot Mug t official repo. Xxx Atef a spokesman for the u s be ant d lion on the she on tinted in a fag sea of floodwater spreads Over Flat . Prairie land Afta photo Quie Tours flood area a gov. Al Quie toured the flooded farm area along the red River North to East grand Forks Friday. Above the helicopter carrying Quie travelled Over a flooded farm North of Moorhead. News highlights Quie special session unneeded St. Paul Minn. It apr gov. Al Quie said saturday that he strongly disagrees with predictions the 1979 Minnesota legislature will need a special session to Complete its work by the May 21 deadline Quot there is adequate time for legislators to accomplish what needs to be done this Quie said in a statement. Quot everything that ought to be considered is already in the legislative process what must be done is for All of us to resolve to get the Job accomplished without subjecting the taxpayers to the expense of a special session. I think the Best Way to achieve this is with hard work and a willingness to Compromise when necessary a explosive acid removed Minnetonka. Minn a a bottle containing an explosive acid has been gingerly removed from a Cabinet at Minnetonka High school. The chemical an ounce of nitric acid was taken from the school Friday after 150 students were evacuated from the school s science Wing school officials said. Science teachers searched for acid after the school received a warning about it in a National newsletter. A Volunteer fireman put the bottle in a pail of Sand the chemical which is said to become More explosive with age was later detonated at an abandoned gravel pit. Huh Institute donations Low Minneapolis a it donations to the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public affairs at the University of Minnesota now total $13 5 million far Short of the $20 million goal. University officials say the shortage May keep the Institute from reaching its full potential. Curt Carlson a Minneapolis businessman who Heads the institutes fund raising committee says a new approach is needed to raise Money. Quot the old Humphrey Appeal is gone a Carlson told a meeting of the institutes advisory committee Friday. Quot now we need a new twist we need a program to sell. But its hard to set up a program when we done to know How much Money Well have to spend Quot the Institute has been criticized recently for a Lack of visible improvements since it was renamed for the late senator in september 1977. Holocaust Day at Capitol St. Paul Minn. A the office of gov. Al Quie announced Friday that he would participate in a holocaust Day commemoration at the Capitol monday in tribute to 6 million jews who died in world War ii death Camps the 15-minute program will be held in the Capitol Rotunda. A each generation must hear the Story of the holocaust Quot said Quie. Quot we must never forget Many a inhumanity to Man if Only to insure that such torture and degradation of the human spirit never happens again a appointments announced St. Paul. Minn. Apr Patricia Weber of Slayton the associate editor of the Murray county Herald has been named to the state Board of education mrs Weber is a former member of the Slayton school Board gov Al Quie Friday also appointed Furman l. Gaines of St. Paul As Deputy commissioner of the state human rights department. Gaines is assistant principal of Harding High school on leave while completing a doctorate in educational administration at the University of Minnesota. A third appointment was that of Stephen r Kane St. Paul As Deputy commissioner of the state department of economic development. Kane joined the department in april 1978, although he has been in state government for the past nine years. Mondale visits the Netherlands the Hague Netherlands a Vic president Walter f. Mondale arrived in the Netherlands saturday for the last Stop on a six nation 12-Day Mission to smaller Western allies and Neutral nations. He arrived from Helsinki follow ing talks with president urho Kekkonen and other finnish leaders. He had earlier visited Iceland Norway Denmark and Sweden. First female Crew pilots Jet flight Kalamazoo Mich a it the nation s first commercial Jet flight with a Crew made up entirely of women had Michigan As its destination a North Central airlines a on Vair Landing at Kalamazoo it Mune pal Airport recorded that bit of aviation history thursday Quot we be waited a Long time for this to happen a said copt bar Bara Wiley 34, of Osseo. Mum. After Landing the flight from Chicago. It was miss Wiley s lust flight As a North Central Cap Tain after 14 years As a Pilot she is the airlines first female Cap Fain. For the occasion. Miss Wiley had Ramona Larson 27. Of Duluth Minn., As first officer while Karen Klein was the flight at fondant. Quot i Don t feel like a Symbol or a Pioneer a miss Wiley said Quot i feel like in a just doing the Job that in be always wanted to do a miss Klein said the 48 Passen Gers applauded As the plane Lan ded. A to a Pho of Ray keeps Calm Iowa governor Robert Ray calmly conferred with an aide two hours after a would be Assassin was arrested at the Iowa state Capitol. Michael Elston 25, was charged with attempted murder saturday. Would be Iowa Assassin arrested at Capitol Fargo. N map a in the table top Flat Farmland of the upper red River Valley an ominous unstoppable Tyre of flooding is securing water that moves rapidly across tin Conn tayside for Miles on end Iii urinating Small towns and Iso Outing Rural Homes and a score of towns and an undetermined number of farms in the Northern half of the 200 mile Long Valley of Eastern North Dakota and Western Minnesota also face flood Waters from the rampant North flowing red River of the North and its tributaries the town of Bathgate popu lation 150. In northeastern ninth Dakota was virtually in a seat water Friday because of the overflowing Tongue River and encroaching surface water which a s no place Todi Ain Quot we could sin it coming across country from the West yesterday a Sui Lei Paul Shanks 58. W to i arms a mile South of Bathgate Quot la came so fast Felt us Diree said Lions it never came from be Selx i or and r a i a Kasper tote a Shanks said ii n ii Tele Iek fat Hihi i 3 ii lev East of Piton a inters Tex it rally. N i i years Quot a i thought maybe we c mild they Arf a less than a half mile do so met lung about it. That we from tin a it cd i incl hut they could Sadhu z buildings we also got til by Al in Encl metering tried. But could to i in i in Cross mint v la omit Rig Early la s it i Little six Ary w e did i the Friday Hest i we could St fill tidies had their i 12 head o t cattle and 56 kit Lea pc their h routes Quot sheep a p Maroot red on a in acre so. Inks salt1 i his s on in Law. Of Iti Ghchi r i mind k i sin irk. 58 Steve a Tirol Tai Chint ted a gets Hax to them x a Ai Hunt Pkt i. Kit High i rain Elm atm for a aum Boa i Botte i x Tow ill 1 die i Quot Ile it is paddles h a mine the Quot St Leve said ii xxx As a Hsi i Ike a in is a is prick sea i ill be. / is far ii s he. A on id thei a a a a a lot of cur rec it going a a i xxx As Wilt Cash inks a Aid through the it in 1 i ate i is so the i third. Ii suns left their deep it would in Iver hip boots. Hmm a when i last. I isl 111 minute and ifs i g up acute Sand hanging e a Fords of id j hid a they it Ion t Phi la to cd cd of you pc got live Solh k Xii ii can t in be close the la or and a tor is i feet Dee p 111 leave. Mrs Kas i a in x said Bath Gates go Lier d s Tore la. De red at it so ated in Virgil and in Moth acres. The i vice. Mat i since i Quot Minn Stu it dents to tin still in cd i or s do in Ai s we ii s Quot hip boots High so play a Send whet a i leave the to 11 St the i Localise i a sing flood .1 t vell o i my i she the pm Quot Mill i to lot Nard Des Moines Iowa a Michael Lavern Elston 25, was formally arraigned saturday on a charge of attempted murder Iii connection with Telephone threats on the life of it Lav Robert d. Ray in an unusual statement to judge Norman Elliott Elston indicated he Hopes to plead temporary insanity to the charge the judge entered an innocent plea for Elston and appointed a Public defender a preliminary hearing is scheduled for thursday Bond for Elston was set at $50,000 during the Brief court proceeding. The judge asked Elston several questions about his marital and employment status the construction worker said he is divorced and indicated Tho he is working Quot do you understand the charge do you have any questions a the judge Asker standing perfectly still Al Ston replied at that Point the judge began entering an innocent plea so fut Thor proceedings could take place. Elston wearing Bike jeans and a t shirt interrupted a a done to i get a Chance to plead whether in a guilty or not guilty Quot judge Elliott told him no because the Polk county attorney s office has not completed its work Elston told the judge Quot i wonder if i d get a Chance to say How i want to plead Quot Elliott allowed him to speak and Elston responded Quot temporary Ray s office received three phone threats Friday afternoon including onegin which the caller said. Quot you can Call me an As Sasin in Mon my Way there now about an hour after that 2 55 p in. Call Elston was arrested on the West Steps of the Iowa statehouse after a struggle with state trooper Jon Wilson and Dwight Wright a statehouse Security officer Ray. A 10-year Veteran re publican governor was working in a main floor office when the first Call came in at 2 45 p according to Dave Oman his press Secretary. The governor was later moved to a downstairs office that has controlled Access Rill state s biggest spending school Aid package passes Senate education committee St Paul Minn it a it the biggest spending Bill in Minnesota history a $2 Btl ii i m school Aid package has cleared tire Senate education committee the committee approved the Bill Friday after adding $2 Mil lion to keep alive gov Al quiet a proposal to lower class size Iii lower elementary grades the measure was sent to the Senate tax committee and must also pass the finance committee before l teaching the floor the Bill totals $3,619,893,34$ arum compares with $1 76 billion allocated for Minnesota a 136 school districts in the current biennium it represents about two thirds of the Money which will in spent by school districts in the next two years. The remainder is raised by local roped a Jot in i it dais. Pet la i. La s and Federal fun i pro visions of the Bill or inundation Aid to St Pupil unit Iii the hit year and to si.265 in the of my % rat the Sun in Lex a i is St ohs reduce the local Scimmi tax Effort from 27 Mills in tin current year to 22 Mills next year amt to 21 Mills the following \ a this is to counteract Shin ply rising property values and amounts to Trout $135 million Iii property tax Relief provide an additional $2-5 million in state Aid to districts with declining enrolment by Ihm Nutting them to average their enrolment Over the Pas foul seals t Alshet than the line Ami one Quarter y ears lie a Strong financial in Folk la districts to Hermit Ting tire s to receive basis of their ears earlier id school Dis g Ami 379 Are us Bill which n a Mike ont \ contained no Ion of the bran governors Osal to lower kindergarten Geneva teachers want to preserve their school for its educational Quality by Mary Brown Tribune staff writer Geneva Quot if you could measure what we be got Here in dollars it would blow them and their budgets that a the reaction of one Geneva teacher to the possible closing of the town s school in accordance with what s happening to Many Small schools around the state the Geneva school faces the Fate of closing because of financial pressures however theres something that makes this school different according to the teachers who work there something that makes it Worth hanging on to the Geneva school building houses Only first and second graders a decision that was made when the Geneva and Tribune photo a a a a different approach a teachers at Geneva school faced with the possibility i til a tin Niiha i of their school closing Are Quot counting their blessings and adding up the and i 1115106 file Noune vantages to their school which houses Only first and second graders. Students at a. Geneva have greater Opportunity for individual attention say the teachers who comics 31 family Page. 5 think its an Ideal teaching situation. But District finances Are posing a threat to crossword .30 deaths 23 the existence of the Small school. Pictured above first Grade teacher Marilyn opinion Page j sports16 Pac listens As students Aaron Callahan front Center and Josh Crabtree front right read her a Story s bridge28 daily records 23 to guide i 27 horoscope29 Ellendale school districts consolidated years ago the other elementary grades Are at Ellen Dale Ellendale superintendent of schools Gerhard Hammel made a report to the Ellendale it Leneva school Board earlier this month on the possible closing of the school backing up the idea with the financial advantages of moving the students to Ellen Dale classroom teachers at Geneva though Are hoping that the school Board will make its decision carefully on whether out not to close the school they a Iso Hope the Board will consider More than the financial Angle in making that determination Quot we want them to have the right reasons for closing i Hope its not just financial says Marianne Stone who teaches second Grade at Geneva Quot the atmosphere Hen is unique the kids get lots of Iii div dual mrs Stone and some of the other teachers at Geneva have Strong feelings about the ramifications of closing the school and they re somewhat resentful because the subject was brought up without any in put from them. Superintendent darn me i stresses that his report to the school Board was purely Iii formational Quot and that nothing will be decided for sure until the districts preliminary budget for next year is a determined probably in May Board members Are now talking to their constituents to get Public read Bon to the idea Hammel said Hammel says the Fate of the Geneva school hinges on the new budget what happens during teachers salary negotiations and what the legislature decides to do about state Aid to schools. Before making a Choice of cutting staff or curriculum serious consideration should be Given to closing Geneva said Damme Quot ask and businessman and hell Tell you that its cheaper to run one building than two a he added. During his report to the school Board Hammel said the Geneva students could fit into the Ellendale schools Quot with the proper by conver Ting the High school principals office into a sex Cial education Complex and rearranging schedules to free up classrooms the room could be made available according to Dammers report Geneva teachers Are doubtful though they question How the students could get the room they need especially considering the programs the teachers Are working with now a a we be built our program around this building Quot said Marilyn Flack first Grade teacher Quot we All work together. We share a lot of equipment and a the majority of us Geneva teachers have been together a Long tune we re Mio a family a added mrs Stone Quot i think the kids sense that Quot closing the school mean any of the teachers w Ould lose their jobs but other non professional staff would All in All it would mean the elimination of a Secretary aide continued on Page a denote for Situ consolidate by merging it slur state Aid on the enrolment five Only a i Ardful drifts Are growing declining but the one a was approved i Nutter wednesday funding oiment dependent Republic $7n million prop class size in through the thong made Quie had testified before tire committee in support of the k-3 program. He was the first governor Iii 24 years to appear be fore a legislative committee sen Douglas Sillers in Moorhead argued that it would be a mistake for the Senate to indicate that we do not want to cooperate with the governor on a program he has spent so much time and Effort on. A Deflers have a 47 20 majority in the Senate and control All committees. A handful of Deflers joined with in lawmakers to approve the amendment which added funds for programs up to the fourth Grade the amendment was offered by sen. Jerome Hughes de Maplewood an advocate of Early childhood programs the amendment did not Pell out the division of funds Between the k-3 and Early childhood programs or How the programs should be set up Hughes said details could be work Rel out later. The original amendment was for $22 million Bitt that Vias reduced in $2 million at tire urging of sen Gene Merriam. Dei Anoka chief author of the Bill Merriam said the finance com Mittee would trim the figures Hack or pending tax Cut fulls would have to be lowered to take into account the increased spending for education Sells fencing by using a want and this Man had no trouble Selling a while rail Fence by placing an and in tile Low Cost Tribune want and Section. White rail Fence. Has been a Back Yard enclosure consists of 7x4 rails and 4x4 posts some of the posts will have to be replaced ready for pickup $30. Seat xxxix while this of was scheduled to run in the paper six times the and was cancelled after it appeared Only two times. Cancel the and really have Good Luck with Tribune want ads said the advertiser you can get fast results by calling 373 1411 today and placing you and

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