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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - August 5, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota The vol 82, no. 183 single copy 30 conf sunday at Hort Loo Minnesota sunday August 5, 1979tribune uses 181-580 30 pages storm damages Trees Downs hangar at Airport a rain storm accompanied by High winds swept through Albert Lea Early saturday morning. Mowing Crown tree branches and demolishing an air plane hangar at the Albert Lea municipal air an extra Strong gust of wind at about 5 15 a m port jus saturday lit ted the roof off one Side of the hangar owned by the Cloud chasers flying club and blew part of it into a soybean Field next to the hangar strip a Cessna Cardinal air plane sheltered in that half of the hangar was blown upside Down a hangar roof at the Blue Earth Airport was ripped off by High winds and six planes were damaged extensively Redwood county authorities reported Trees uprooted in Milroy. Two barns toppled on the Edge of town and heavy damage to a school bus garage Power outages occurred in Blue Earth. Milroy. Walnut Grove and Sanborn the National weather service issued a warning about possible flooding of Small streams after heavy rain fell in Goodhue. I Nona Olmsted Dodge Steele Freeborn and Mower counties Rochester had Street flooding around Daybreak the state patrol in Marshall reported damage to some Trees barns and silos in that area and the weather service said similar destruction occurred in sleepy Eye and Springfield some Mobile Homes in Spring Valley were damaged Hail about an Inch in diameter fell in Lyon county the weather service said tor Nado sightings were reported West of Blue Earth. 12 Miles East of Marshall and in the Northwestern Corner of Pipestone county lightning struck a trans former setting off alarms in some Winona Banks and stores Banga by toe wind roof collapses a High winds at about 5 15 a m. Saturday collapsed the roof on this air plane hangar at the Albert Lea municipal Airport crushing the four week strike Cherokee 6-300 aircraft owned by the Cloud chasers flying club. Little Progress in Grain talks Duluth. Minn a Little Progress was made Friday during talks Between striking Grain handlers and one of eight strike bound Grain elevators in Duluth and Superior. Wis. The four week strike has halted Lake Superior Grain shipments from the twin ports Federal mediator Edward Larson said fridays two hour session Between represents of local 118 of the american federation of Grain Millers and Farmers Union Grain terminal association was a cordial but not very fruitful a however. Larson was optimistic about prospects of getting representatives of All eight elevators into joint bargaining next week the mediator said he expects did produce a contract offer the joint talks will involve a five from Farmers Union Larson or More Quot of the companies said however it was a routine those arrangements Are being bargaining process since the made and Quot we will know More company had not had time to specifically next he said develop a proposal before it was the joint talks have been sought by the Union but until now the companies have insisted on their right to separate negotiations. The mediator said introduction of joint bargaining. He emphasized a a does t mean everything will fall into place a a lot remains to be done Quot he said the combined talks might accelerate the bar giving process but each firm will Settle with its own group of employees and local issues May differ fridays mediation session news highlights benefits for disabled vets Washington f apr a House and Senate conference committee will try to work out a Compromise Between two different Bills to increase benefits for disabled veterans. The Senate agreed Friday on a measure that would raise the benefits an average of 11.1 percent in october the House had earlier approved legislation increasing them by an average of 8.3 percent. More than 2 million disabled military veterans and More than 300,000 survivors of disabled veterans who have died would be affected by the adjustments Boeing suffers setback Washington apr the Boeing aerospace co. Has suffered a setback in its bid to win As much As $3 billion in government contracts for an air launched cruise missile Boeing s first entry in a Quot Fly off Quot Competition with general dynamics corp. Crashed Friday at a Utah test Range about 45 minutes after being launched from a b-52 aircraft. The air Force said the cause of the crash is being investigated. No injuries or property damage were reported two general dynamics cruise missiles have completed flight tests without mishap so far. Defense officials Are to decide Early next year their Choice of the two competing designs. Hew Secretary takes oath Washington apr Patricia Roberts Harris is officially Secretary of health education and welfare now that supreme court Justice Thurgood Marshall has Given her the oath of office. With her swearing in ceremony Friday mrs. Harris became the first of president Carter s newly named Cabinet members to take office. Mrs. Harris held the top position at the department of housing and Urban development before being named to replace Joseph a. Califano or. At hew. Califano was fired by Carter during the recent Cabinet shake up. Bloma Given for near crash Washington apr an air traffic controller and the pilots of one of two jets involved in a near collision february at Chicago s of Hare International Airport Bear the blame for the near mishap says the National transportation safety Board. The Nosb said Friday a ground controller issued an a improper clearance a when he directed a Delta airlines Boeing 727 to taxi across a runway on which a flying Tiger Boeing 747 freighter was Landing the Board also said the Delta pilots failed to maintain Quot a continuous Vigil Quot when entering the runway. The 747 slowed into a three foot Snow Bank to avoid hitting the smaller Jet. There were no injuries. Daily news returns Chicago apr a newspaper called the Chicago daily news has returned to Newsstands 16 months after publisher Marshall Field closed the paper of the same name for financial reasons. A 60-Page weekend edition of the new daily news costing 60 cents hit Newsstands Friday under the familiar front Page Banner abandoned March 4, 1978, by Field who owns the Chicago Sun times. Us new publisher is former Illinois gov. Richard b. Ogilvie who is leasing the daily news trademark from West suburban newspaper publisher Lloyd Weston. Weston applied for the trademark immediately after Field gave it up for tax purposes in october 1978 the original Chicago daily news had published without interruption for 102 years. Mount Etna erupts Catania Sicily a in one of its strongest eruptions in recent years Sicily a mount Etna Volcano blanketed the streets and rooftops of this resort City and nearby towns under a layer of Black Ash and left an acrid stench in the air. Residents used umbrellas saturday to protect themselves from the dust which began falling Friday night As Europe a most Active Volcano fired flaming rocks into the air and belched out hot lava. Volcano experts rated it As one of the strongest eruptions in 20 years. Struck i arson said Union representatives gave no indication whether the proposal would be submitted to members in the Farmers Union unit. The offer like the modified proposal presented thursday by adm corp., Superior did not include a Cost of living clause which the Union has said is the key Issue in the negotiations to replace pacts which expired june 30 in another development Friday agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland assured gov. Al Quie he would take Steps to Aid Farmers stymied by the Grain backup and an imminent Harvest. In a Telephone conversation initiated by Quie Bergland said he would authorize resealing of commodity credit corporation Grain currently being called for delivery. Storage payments to Farmers will be continued until Corn Barley Oats and wheat can be marketed under Normal circumstances Bergland said. He added that Farmers can receive storage payments until the Grain is actually delivered for Corn Oats and Barley wheat would not be included Bergland said because wheat prices Are above the release Price set by Law. The agriculture Secretary also said Farmers would be eligible for acc Loans for Grain stored temporarily on the ground on in temporary shelters. In requesting those Steps Quie told Bergland Quot each Day the strike continue it will increase the economic Impact on our state to potentially disastrous proportions. would Hope that you would use All your available authority to help us meet this two Republican state representatives Merlyn Valan of Moorhead and Elton Redalen of Fountain asked Quie to make the requests. Normally government Loans Are made Only if Grain is held in manent storage facilities. Ause of the strike however Farmers and country elevators have been unable to Clear of storage space for this years crop. Tile two legislators said Quie May consider a second request for president Carter to invoke the Taft Hartley act and seek a Back to work order Quie made such a request this week but officials of the labor department said it is certain to be turned Down because the port strike is not a National emergency Quie also has asked the state agriculture department to inventory All temporary and per manent Grain storage space in Minnesota and has asked the business development department to evaluate the economic Impact on the state. Farmers Union and Continental Grain co., both of Superior Ute a a Iii the other half of the building the roof collapsed on top of a Cherokee Floo both aircraft were owned by the 11-member club Chib members at the scene roughly estimated the value of the planes and hangar at about 175,000. In other parts of the City wind downed branches and Trees a tree in the parking lot at Naeve Hospital was snapped in two in memorial Park. Margaretha ave and eighth Street four Trees were heavily damaged six Trees were reported Down at the Green Lea Golf course and Power lines was out in some areas of the City. A sheriffs Deputy reported crop damage to the Edge of Corn Fields As a result of the wind the Albert Lea waste treatment Plant reported 44 inches of rain fall during the storm rainfall measured up to 5 inches some eight Miles East of new Ulm and just Over 4 inches in new Ulm. The National weather service reported Tyler had 22 inches of rain and Canby. In tree downed a a Large tree Wos snapped in two by High winds saturday morning in the parking lot at Naeve Hospital. White House asked to Bridge Gap Between defense Hawks and doves int two firms hit by the strike which began july 6 and spread to ail other twin ports elevators by july 25 Industry sources Nave estimated the strike is costing the Duluth Superior Economy $520,-000 a Day. The last Millers strike in 1974. Shut six of the eight elevators for six weeks an estimated 75 million bushels of midwestern Spring wheat and 45 million bushels of durum wheat went through the twin ports last year including about 40 percent of wheat exported from the United states and 80 percent of the wheat processed by six Mills in Buffalo n y. Radio contest ends Early Rochester. Minn a radio station Kroc did no to get the mileage it expected out of its $1,000 promotional contest the station planned to run a six week contest in which listeners would hear clues and Hunt for a medallion but Robbie Conant. La who never listens to the radio accidentally discovered the medallion just two Davs into the contest. The boy was playing under a footbridge in Rochester when he spotted a shiny object the medallion he took it Home and showed it to his Mother who does listen to the radio Robbie will collect his prize Money monday. Station officials said they would Start another contest monday and would try to find a better a hiding place for the medallion Washington apr the White Howe is being asked to help Bridge a Gap Between Senate Hawks and doves Over defense spending and thereby enhance the chances for ratification of the Salt ii treaty. In recent Days the focus of the controversy Over Salt ii has shifted from details of the treaty itself to differences Between two Senate coalitions on defense spending Levels one Calls for us. Defense spending to be sharply increased under Salt ii to counter a growing soviet drive for nuclear superiority the other insists that the line be held on spending while every Effort is made to achieve deep reductions in the nuclear arsenals of both the soviet Union and the United states in Salt Iii sen. Frank Church a Idaho. Chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee said Fri Day the White House can help resolve the differences Church said if a Quot tremendous Quot Price is demanded for Salt la. Then Many senator who would like to vote for a strategic arms limitation treaty will be driven away from it. Quot but if a formula can he worked out that will adequately protect our nuclear deterrent things can be worked out Quot Church said at the White House press Secretary Jody Powell said Friday the administration is willing to discuss demands for greater spending Quot but cannot make defense decisions in terms of trading for Powell said the administration welcomes discussion of defense needs As Quot healthy and constructive and Hopes it can provide Quot a consensus for an adequate degree of support Quot for ratification the treaty the product of seven years of negotiations under three presidents sets equal ceilings on soviet and american Long Range missiles and heavy bombers commenting at the close of the first phase of hearings into the treaty and at the beginning of a month Long congressional recess Church and sen Jacob javits. R n y. The panels sen tor Republican said they will jointly introduce four policy declarations to be added to the Resolution of ratification All four were proposed originally by sen Joseph r Biden Ord-pel., on the second Day of Salt hearings Church and javits announced their backing of the proposals Friday but asked that news of the development be withheld until sunday the Washington Post however published details in to Dave a editions the four reservations and understandings would declare the United states understands that verbal reassurances by soviet president Leonid Brezhnev on the backfire bomber Are binding a temporary restrictions on cruise missile technology con tamed in a separate protocol will in fact expire on dec 31, 1981, As scheduled and will not become a precedent unless agreed on by a two thirds Senate county fair honors old settlers Friday county fair schedule sunday Frow front Gat admission charge at grandstand. 2 . Judging 4-h dogs judging Arana. 2 . Tractor pull grandstand. By Trudy Lebens Tribune staff writer he came to Albert Lea on april i 1906, from Denmark at the age of 20. He worked on the Trow farm three Miles East of Glenville milking 28 cows by hand. Most people around Albert Lea would not remember this part of Andrew m. Nelsen a life. They would know him As the Barber on the North Side but there is More to his life than that. Nelsen had several jobs before becoming Peter Bjornland a apprentice on nov. I 1909 for six months without wages Nelsen worked on the Railroad for $2 a Day before becoming a Foreman which included a 50 cent raise. He worked at Brun Din packing Plant and helped with the excavation Hole for Morlea Dairy on West Clark Street then he became Bjornland a apprentice Nelsen worked for Bjornland until 1912 when he went to California and bought a two chair Barbershop with a Bathtub he moved Back to Albert Lea and bought a lot on the North Side with Hans Jensen the former Larson s grocery building is on the spot now there were no barbering jobs at that time so Nelsen went to work with Larson construction company and eventually bartered with Jake Peterson inside the Tribune 4 comics. Crossword 14 13 family Page deaths. Opinion Page. $ sports.19 Bridge .16 to guide.17 daily records.18 Pioneer Day a that senior i titans War honoured Friday during Pioneer Day activities at the Freeborn county fair. They Ara from Laft Esthar cram 86 Andraw m. Valsan 94 Emma Wood 96 Alma Lauritzon 89 mrs. Earl Doon 87 and Tilla Riskedahl 86. On sept 15, 1912 he was married to Sophie Marie Olsen they had their first son. Melvin in 1913 before moving to Manly. Iowa Nelsen tended bar for a Vear because there were no barbering jobs their second son. Elmer was born in 1915 the family moved to Foxholm. N d where Andrew rented a Barber shop w hich had a Pool Hall and a luncheon counter in the same building the third Nelsen baby. Garnys was born in 1918 the same year Andrew won 160 acres for a Homestead but in 1919 they moved Back to Albert Lea and Lloyd was born in 1920 Andrew bought a Barber shop under the first National Bank building Nelsen a Beauty and Barber shop their daughter. Nita was born after this Andrew is a member of the masonic Lodge. Knights Temple and chapter and he belongs to the modern Woodman Lodge danish brotherhood and the master Barbers association he is also a member of the Trinity lutheran Church he was a Barber until 1955 when he retired at age 70 there Are Many stories similar to Andrew Nelsen a but very few people Tell or hear them the Freeborn county fair named thursday As old settlers Day and Andrew was the second oldest Freeborn county resident honoured the oldest w As Emma Wood who is 96 As of May 3 Freeborn county was built by people like Andrew Nelsen and Emma Wood and within these people Are some of the richest treasures Freeborn county has Vole the United state will not permit any soviet interpretation of the treaty to prevent it from transferring weapons technology to its european allies to modernize their nuclear or conventional arsenals a the so called Quot agreed statements and common understandings Quot attached to the treaty have the same weight As the treaty itself divers to Check Oil spill Corpus Christi. Texas apr divers from a University of Texas ship plan to plunge into the runaway mexican Oil Slick that scientists say w ill ooze into s Waters sunday a National oceanic and atmospheric administration plane flew Over the Northern mexican coast Friday and found the thick Oil had washed ashore on beaches 30 Miles South of the u s. Border the scientists have predicted the gooey crude could spill onto South Texas beaches tuesday Carl Posey spokesman for the administration said Friday the diving team will go into the Slick to determine its depth officials Here have expressed fear some of the Oil May be seeping northward. Undetected. Below the surface the Oil is gushing from the mexican Well Intoc i. Which blew out on june 3 mexican Navy capt Jose Orozco said the runaway Bay of Campeche Well is now spitting out 20,000 barrels of Oil a Day and May not be Stop Ped until mid september environmental Protection Agency spokesman Roger Mea chum said More than 15. Xxi feet of floating barricade is ready for use in the Brownsville area on th1 Southern tip of Texas a decision May be made later today As to when to put the floating Fence in place take a tip from a Wise old owl advertise in the want and Section of the evening Tribune 373-1411 1972 self contained 20�?T camper trailer tor Sale sleeps 6 Good As new used very lit tie phone xxx xxx alter 4 Quot this to been sold a the message called in by the advertiser you. Too. Can get fast result by getting your items listed in the classified column today order the economical 6 or 12 Day rate

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