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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - January 7, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota The sunday Tribune volume 12, no. 5 Summit conferees show Solidarity Albert Lea Minnesota sunday january 7, 1979 single copy 25 cents 36 rages Saint Francois. Guadeloupe Apo a president Carter declared saturday that he and three european allies Are determined that improved relations with China will never become a an obstacle to detente Quot with the soviet Union and Hope that dealings with China actually will a enhance relations with Moscow Carter s remarks to reporters at the end of a two Day Summit on this sunny French Island in the Caribbean echoed those of British of rime minister James Callaghan who said Quot we do not improve our relations with China at the expense of and other country a Callaghan said he. Carter. French president Valery its card d Estwing and West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt agreed at the Summit to. If anything intensify efforts toward detente the four leaders each making individual statements sought to show a United front and minimize differences among them Callaghan for example said a there can be differences of nuances among them but insisted it is a simply not True Quot that the four leaders Are let set by significant division Carter used even More Posi Tive language speaking of an a almost unprecedented Harmony that exists among us a us a predicts beef Price hike Washington a the average retail Price of beef. 23 cent higher than a year ear May Rise an additional 14 percent this year the agriculture department says preliminary figures based on a blended All Cut basis put december a average retail Price at is 92 a Pound up 23 percent from is 56 in december 1977. The agriculture department said Friday. The department said sharply higher Market prices for live cattle which Rose about 30 percent in 1978 were responsible Consumers can expect retail beef prices Overall to Rise an additional to percent to 14 percent this year department experts say. Adding that pork prices May average 2 percent to 5 percent higher than in 1978 increases in hamburger prices Are expected to be among the steepest this year because few relatively lean cattle from which ground beef comes Are being slaughtered Many cattle producers have slashed their erds and it will take at least two or three years to rebuild them december a retail Price aver age was up 2 2 percent from the average of $1 88 a month earlier the figures were for . It Hoice beef which comes from Grain fed animals and not from the cattle that wind up As Ham Burger. December s average retail pork Price dipped a fraction of a cent to just under la 50 a Pound but prices were up 15 percent from $1.31 a Pound in december 1977 Schmidt expressed reservations during the Summit about Britain s prospective Deal to sell harrier Jet warplanes to China arguing that at some Point weapon sales to that country could reach a Point at which they would provoke the soviet Union Host discard Deestaing. In his conference ending remarks emphasized continued Pursuit of detente and the new efforts to limit armaments. Callaghan told reporters he wanted to urge a the conclusion and speedy ratification Quot of a new strategic arms limitation treaty Between the United states and the soviet Union mindful that Carter May face an Uphill straggle in winning Senate approval for such a treaty. Callaghan said it would be Quot a very sad Day if this agreement were not ratified Quot discard d Estwing spoke of the Summit talks As a Frank Friendly and Callaghan reported that the four leaders a have Confidence in each other Quot and met As personal friends Carter said he had never participated in a More valuable International meeting amt added. Quot the differences that exist among us bilaterally Are minor and of Little consequence Quot a first Waltz a Minnesota gov. Albert Quie and his wife Gretchen dance the first dance at the inaugural Ball Friday night at the St. Paul civic Cen ter. Carter drops plans to defer wage hikes surviving daughter recovering from tragedy Salt Lake City it a it fifteen year old Rachel David sole survivor from a family of eight who jumped or were pushed from an Lith floor botel Balcony is out of a coma and responsive her doctors say. One probably in t aware of the circumstances of her injury and the deaths of her Mother and six Brothers and Sisters. Or Terry Clemmer said at a news conference on Friday a but when she asks questions she will be told a Hemmer said Rachel is Able to sit up in a chair he said. A she looks at individuals she smiles and she expressed some anger but she is not talking we be been waiting for her to at least say in a hungry something like that Quot he said Quot but so far she the family fell from the Balcony of the downtown International dunes hotel on aug. 3. They had been living in a $90a Day room for More than a year the incident occurred three Days after Rachel s father self proclaimed Prophet Immanuel David took his own life by driving a truck into a Canyon parking it and leaving it run Ning David died of Carbon monoxide poisoning officials said police said David apparently received Money to support the family from religious followers and friends he also had run several businesses but the source of his income never was Clear months after the plunge Rachel was in a coma and Friday s announcement marked the first time doctors said she was awake Hemmer did not say when the girl awoke Hemmer said he believes the girl can recover completely. Washington a car ter administration officials say the president has dropped plans to ask Congress to defer scheduled increases in the minimum wage As part of his attack on inflation officials also reported Friday the president no longer plans to seek a change in the Law requiring payment of the prevailing wage rate on federally financed construction projects administration officials had been studying possible changes in the two fair labor standards act and the Davis Bacon act As they search for ways to control inflation in addition they had been considering asking Congress to establish a a youth permitting businesses to pay youths less than the minimum wage but one administration official who asked not to be named said the presidents advisers had of hired the changes and Carter accepted their recommendation before leaving earlier this week for the four nation Summit conference on Guadeloupe the minimum wage Rose from $2 65 to $2 90 on Jan i and is scheduled to Rise to $3 to on Jan. 1,1980. And to $3 35 in another 12 months. Another official said the pres ident decided against asking Congress to defer minimum wage increases because they will have a Quot tiny almost imperceptible effect on the inflation rate Quot business groups As Well As some members of Congress from both parties have talks for delaying raises in the minimum wage As one Means of holding Down inflation and the Issue is almost certain to come up in the Congress that convenes later this month an administration official however said proposing a change would have meant Quot altering an administration policy that the poor Are not to Bear the Brunt of fighting inflation Quot but Harold Coxson a spokes Man for the . Chamber of Commerce accused the presi Dent of abandoning Good economic policy for the Sake of avoiding a new conflict with organized labor a we think ifs Short term politics that sat he said Coxson said deferring the planned minimum wage increases would create an Asti mated 88n.ooo new jobs and said a Quot youth differential would help alleviate High rates of unemployment among youths police to file charges in Austin hotel fire a Lau photo Rescue workers a firefighters carry a body from the Ace hotel Friday morning after a fire swept through the Structure killing four persons. Austin Minn a a 26-year-old Austin Man will be charged in connection with a fire that killed four elderly men at the Ace hotel. Austin police chief Robert Nelson said Satur Day Nelson said charges Are expected to be filed against the Man. Who was not identified monday in Mower county court. Until then said Nelson the Man will be held in the Mower county jail. The fire Early Friday morning. Which authorities believe started in a bed mattress destroyed the 70-year-old hotel on the East Side of Austin. Most of the residents of the three Story Austin landmark were elderly men living on modest pensions or social Security benefits authorities identified the vie Tims As Earl Appel 76. Who was Blind Lewis Miller 73, William a i my photo sex governors former gov. And mrs Harold Stassen left and former gov. And mrs. C. Elmer Anderson March through the St. Paul civic Center in opening ceremonies of the inaugural Ball for gov Albert Quie inaugural Ball a time to kick up our heels St Paul. Mini a it the rests of you Quot state s nickname particularly minorities the Carter administration has had poor relations with organized labor in recent months proposing changes in the minimum wage Law and the Davis Bacon act would almost Cor mainly have caused a new confrontation for the a Nunis traction at a time when the two sides Are trying to mend their ties Carter and Al Cio Prest Dent George Meany plan to meet Jan 12 for their first private Chat in several months Homes affected by Power outage Worthington. Minn a hundreds of Homes in southwestern Minnesota were w without electricity in 20 below Zero weather for about one hour Fri Day morning after transmission line snapped officials said Dewey Anderson spokesman for notices cooperative electric in Worthington said the line snapped about 6 4 it a in. Knocking out electricity to 750 farms the North half of Worthington and the towns of brews ter and Rushmere Adams. 64, and Axel Reinholm 80 All Are believed to have died from smoke inhalation Appel was the brother of Robert Appel of Albert Lea. Austin firemen were called to the scene about 5 15 a in. And had it under control about 8 30 they fought the fire in 25 below Zero temperatures eighteen people were evacuated from the hotel police detective sgt Kenneth Hines said All residents of the hotel Are accounted for and that authorities Don t expect to find any More bodies in the ruins the salvation army obtained temporary shelter for four of the residents and the red Cross placed three More. The hotel which was gutted by the fire was sold recently and had been under new ownership since Jan i St Paul. Minn a it was a time said Minnesota s 35th governor to forget the pressures of state government and Quot kick up our heels a a a when i went to Grade school in n Erst and. I did t know this was going to added a smiling gov Al Quie As he and his wife Gretchen welcomed thousands of guests to his inaugural Ball Friday night Quie s inaugural Ball. Minnesota s first such event in eight years was a showcase of opera theater Folk Ancog and gospel songs set against a background of Pine Trees and poinsettias a Security officer estimated attendance at about 12.ooo organizers sought to display the variety of artistic activity in the state Quot i Felt the Liest Way i could represent the governor would be to bring to the inaugural a group of musical organizations that would try to show the diversity of our state Quot said Philip Brunelle. Musical director of the Minnesota opera company and coordinator of Friday night s inaugural program Quot previous inaugurals have gone outside the state for inaugural Talent but i thought Here s an Opportunity for our own performing groups to be heard a a Lise Holton formerly with the Minnesota dance company and now with new York s american Ballet theater was featured in a selection from the a nut Cracker a the Minnesota theater for the deaf offered excerpts from the play Quot Harvey Quot others on the program were John brands Tetter of the Minnesota opera company Norvonna Leikari ing a norwegian Folk dancing group from the twin cities and the Sabbatani choir of the greater Sah Hatham Baptist Church in Minneapolis the quies were introduced about to p in. To the theme song from the movie a Rocky Quot to begin the grand March mrs Quie wore a Long Pink Chiffon gown with ruffles around the neck and sleeves Quie gave his wife a kiss and a special tribute telling his guests that Quot she a the person who is More important to me than All of Dot supports rail abandonment St Paul Minn a a Railroad s proposal to abandon a 13-mile Branch line Between Rochester and Stewartville in Southeastern Minnesota has sup port of the Minnesota department of transportation assistant commissioner Sherri Alston said Friday that Dot was supporting the application of the Chicago amp North Western Railroad because Al Ternate forms of transportation Are available to shippers she said the a closeness of the Mississippi River has led the major user of the line to ship most Grain by truck to the Riv the rests of you the governor also thanked sculptor Paul Granlund of Gus tarns Adolphus College in St Peter for designing Minnesota s first inaugural medal it is cast in Bronze and Usis Geometric lines of cubes to form five pointed stars to represent the state s nickname Quot Star of the North a a dancers could move to the beat of disco pops or jazz provided by three dance bands at the inaugural Ball the ballroom was decorated with evergreens. The state Seal and maps showing Minnesota tourist spots 1978 traffic toll increased St Paul. Minn. A traffic accidents killed 959 persons on Minnesota roads last year an increase of 103 Over the 1977 toll. The Minnesota Public safety i department says the toll has risen yearly since it fell to 777 in 1975 acting Public safety com missioner Edw Ard Novak says the increase is a tragedy and he urged motorists to respect the 55 mile an hour Speed limit the Speed limit is Quot one of the Best contributions a Motorist can make to saving lives Quot Novak said Carter to receive King prize Ati Junta a president Carter will receive the 1979 Martin Luther King or nonviolent peace prize on Jan 14 in Atlanta Biretta Scott King has announced a we Are pleased to give this award to president Carter for his significant achievements in continuing my husband s efforts Quot mrs King widow of the civil rights Leader said Friday in a statement King. Shot to death in Memphis. Tenn. In april 1968. Would have been so on Jan 15 the peace prize ceremonies Are part of a six Day program Iii his Honor helicopter smuggling revealed Washington aft eleven american made helicopters that were supposed to be going from Israel to Singapore were illegally smuggled to Rhodesia last fall according to officials the officials who wanted to remain Anonymous said Friday an unidentified purchaser in Singapore bought the helicopters from israeli authorities but the shipment never reached its destination for reasons that still Are unclear the Federal investigation was begun after it was Learned that the he 205 Quot Huey a a helicopters had turned up in Rhodesia the target of u n. Trade sanctions since the mid 1960s Schweiker to quit Senate Washington it a it a sen Richard Schweiker r-pa., Ronald Reagen s Choice for the Republican Vic presidential nomination in 1976, says he will not seek a third Senate term in 1980 Schweiker said Friday that he was convinced Reagan will run and that he would work in support of the former California governors president Lal Campaign consumer debt has biggest Rise Washington a consumer borrowing in november posted the largest Rise in instalment debt since june the Federal Reserve says the Agency said Friday that Consumers used credit cards instead of Cash for pre Christmas purchases to boost total instalment debts by $4 i billion the biggest increase since a $4 2 billion Rise in june some economists have speculated that Consumers who Over extend themselves by borrowing to beat inflation May not be Able to pay the Money Back if a recession hits. But others say the borrowing is justified since More people have jobs now and they have More income . Steel to help China Tokyo a . Steel corp will help China develop its Iron Ore production under a $1 billion program reported to be the largest so far in the fledgling in s China Trade Campaign. Officials of Okura and Coa japanese trading firm said they will join with i s steel in developing the Iron Ore refining Plant at the sin to Chan mine in northeastern China they said . Steel president David m Roderick signed a protocol in peking outlining the project and then flew to Tokyo Friday to Confer with Okura president Seiichi Kato inside the Tribune comics crossword opinion Page Bridge daily records 14 family Page. 5 to deaths.27 4 sports.21 3 to guide.20 27 Horoscope. Boys and girls group Home residents seeking better futures by Karen Leonard Tribune staff writer people say to her a wow i suppose that would be a lot of fun living in a group Home a she replies flatly Quot yeah the speaker is a resident of the Freeborn county girls group Home a residence for pre delinquent and Early delinquent teenagers there Are currently eight girls in the Home and nine boys in the Freeborn county boys group Home. The teenagers Range from 13 to 17 years of age. All but one of the girls have been judged delinquent by the courts and Are in the custody of the welfare department. Before entering the Home one girl said she imagined it would be like a prison another said she a thought it would be a fun place As Long As you did no to have to live with your parents a now after they have been in the Home for a while the girls agree that while it Isnit either As bad or As Good As they might have imagined at first they Are All anxious to leave. They also say they feel they Are gaining something from the experience one said her relationship with her father had improved since she had been staying at the Home. She could hug him now with a social worker there when she talked to him she could Tell him things and he is beginning now to better understand his daughter she said. Quot he looks at me More As an adult a Eye to Eye a rather than his Little daughter a she said. Because she talked to him in the presence of a social worker. She had to stay and talk with him rather than getting angry and walking out. One girls grades had risen from is and is to As and is. She was pleased she proved to herself she could do it if she wanted to and her Sel Confidence had risen accordingly school personnel had previously recommended that she attend a special class for students with learning problems but she had not gone after moving to the group Home the discipline forced her to take the class. Another said she had Learned to do things with her family she had never thought of doing before she said like staying Home or going to movies with them and another said she was beginning to understand her Mother better. It was not a Mother daughter relationship they had she said but it was a sister relationship a better family life was one of the things most of the girls hoped to get from the experience. The residents placed in group Homes Are not hardened criminals though some May have committed serious offences. Some May have been judged a pre delinquent in juvenile court. They May be guilty of a status offence a Misbehaviour that would no to be considered illegal if they were adults truancy running away from Home and Are examples of status offences the adolescents who Are placed in group Homes All have some problem though a problem they cannot Deal with in their Home or school or peer group environment and which shows up in heir behaviour by living in a group Home they Are supposed to have the Opportunity with the help of counselling to work out their own problems gain some control in their lives and accept certain responsibilities in themselves. The group Homes Are Community based said Ray Reese supervisor for both the boys and girls group Homes in Freeborn county the girls group Home is located about six Miles out in the country but the teenagers in the group Home attend Albert Lea schools Are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and May go shopping or go to restaurants and movies in town. Inside the Home residents live in a system in which certain behaviour is expected of them called the group Home status system it sets expected Levels of behaviour and responsibility. In five Steps that Lead eventually to the resident s release from the Home according to Reese by the time the residents have completed the step system they will have started to work out their own problems will begin to choose groups of friends other than the ones they had before entering the group Home and will have started to accept responsibility for themselves each Home member has an individual treatment program set up to Lead to such goals As building a better relationship with parents being Able to get along w Ith other siblings to get passing grades to be Able to accept a no Quot As an answer to build self Confidence to respect the opinions of others to improve personal appearance a major concern for Many of the girls according to Joanne Willson social worker at the girls group Home another part of the treatment program for group Home residents Are the twice weekly group sessions with their social workers. During Tho group sessions the girls Are in tour aged to confront one another about their behaviour peer pressure was Likely to have a stronger effect than the counselling of social workers Willson said when they have time to do so Willson said she and John Harkness the social worker for the boys group Home like to set the teenagers individually. Most of the therapy the residents receive however was closely tied into the school and group Home environment grounded in their daily living situation to enlist the cooperation of the schools in the treat me programs of group Hor residents social workers Atte counselling team meetings both the Junior and senior i schools the meetings held w the assistant principal t school Counselor or advisor i school police Liaison officer t school minority advocate representative from court s vices and a representative welfare social services Previ the duplication of Servic Reese said so that All Effo could be coordinated in help the group Home resident. The residents do not lose c tact with their families we they Are in the group Horn they May have Home visits the first and third weekends each month with the number visits increasing As the time their release from the in continued on Page 2

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