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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - January 14, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota The Tribune volume 62, no of Albert Lea Minnesota sunday january 14, 1979 cancer snowmobile ride cancelled single Cory 25 cents Rosa i i 25 cents Snow winds deter travellers 46 rages Mumm travel advisories were in of feet throughout Southern Minnesota saturday As winds clocked As High As 35 Miles an hour whipped a fresh snowfall into sizable drifts on county roads and highways a 70 to too mile snowmobile ride for the Eagle s rancor telethon was cancelled at la a in saturday about 55 riders starting from the Albert i Ca City Arena at 8 a in headed for twin lakes Glenville and As far around As Alden to raise Money for cancer research however. Freeborn county sheriff Holland Laak said the snowmobile Trail patrol in twin i Ake reported visibility bad. And the Trail almost obscured because of High winds and Drifting Snow Gene Seuser a ride spokesman said Calls were going out shortly after la a in to stops along the route to notify Snow mobiles to Stop riders he said will be Given credit for the entire ride however Only a handful of people were at Hie department of transportation information Center on interstate 35w near Glenville however according to a Center spokeswoman East West roads in the area apparently were impassable a Glenville Tow truck called saturday to Aid a stranded Motorist near the Center she said. Failed twice in its attempt to get to the Center the Driver she said reported running into a Snow Drift As High As the truck s cab on the Road Between Glen Ville and the Center however roads North to Albert Lea Are apparently open she said county Snow lows were called off the roads saturday morning because of poor visibility a spokesman for state Highway Snow lows said saturday. Quot we re barely holding our own Quot Clearing state highways in Freeborn county state Crews have been out since 2 30 p in Friday Clearing state roads in the area he said he expected winds to continue through the afternoon and Satur a it night and state Crews to be on the Road continuously Satur Day the plows Are attempting to keep one Lane open on state roads City Crews began blowing at 2 a in saturday and blowing winds Drift and blowing Snow Cut visibility for motorists in Tho Freeborn county area saturday. County Roods were reported to be Edih photo blocked by cab High drifts. County Snow lows were called off the Road saturday morning because of poor visibility. Quie finds no easy answers to Power line situation Shah says he would leave Iran rather than stage military coup _ a _ _ a a a. A a. A a m Oto dirt or i we n by Roberth. Reid associated press writer Tehran. Iran a Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi moving to head off a military coup has told his army chiefs he would rather leave Iran than have them stage a takeover that would spark More bloodshed in this strife torn nation a highly placed source said saturday. The source who asked not to be identified said military commanders met the Shah earlier this week and offered to use Iran a 430,000-Man armed forces one of the Best equipped in the world to restore his absolute control on the throne according to the source the Shah told his generals a coup would Only prolong the year of bloodshed that has claimed More than 1,500 lives. In Washington the state department also urged Iran a Mil itary commanders not to mount a coup in the strongest u s statement so far spokesman Hodding Carter said Friday a coup would inhibit a orderly and constructive efforts to restore stability iranian commanders report edly fear military interests will not be protected by the new civilian government. Rumours of an impending military takeover have been rampant in Tehran for More than a week As protests flared around the nation prime minister Shahpour Bakhtiar claims the Shah is preparing to leave Iran for a vacation and medical treatment while his new government moves to restore order. No departure Date has been announced and reports of the Shah a impending trip have not dampened opposition demands for the monarchs ouster. He told a new York times interviewer Friday the Shah would leave a by the end of the next iranian week Quot which is next thursday and said the Monarch would spend most of his time abroad in the United states Bakhtiar went before the iranian Senate sat seeking a vote of Confidence he also reopened Tehran University and five other colleges in a bid for popular support the campuses opened for the first time in six months but one Tehran University professor said classes would not resume until the Shah and Bakhtiar Are overthrown some 40.000 persons turned out for the opening ceremony at Tehran University which like other colleges and universities was not allowed to reopen in september because of anti Shah agitation among faculty and students prof Reza Ghafari. An economics professor told the As serrated press that the univer sity had been reopened Quot so people could come in and but he added Quot we won t have classes go on until the end of the revolution we want the Shah and Bakhtiar news highlights vietnamese troops mopping up in Cambodia fighting St Paul. Minn a a meeting Between Farmers and gov Al Quie Friday brought no breakthroughs in the dispute Over a High voltage Power line running through West Central Minnesota Quie. The third governor in succession to tackle the controversy. Did Little More than suggest that All parties a have a Chance to Start a new chapter the governor met with three West Central Minnesota Resi dents and several legislators for an hour he scheduled a later private meeting with Power line protest leaders from Tbs Lowry area Quie also heard an Appeal from officials of United Power association. Elk River and cooperative Power association. Edina the two co Ops building the line from North Dakota to Delano. Minn they asked him to act against vandals who have damaged towers along the Power line route Upa officials said one steel Tower near Villard was unbolted monday since mid december they said. 372 insulators have Lieen destroyed by gunfire. Quie talked by Telephone with Ken Thurk and Gene Quinn leaders of the general Assembly to Stop the Power line gasp who had asked earlier to meet with Quie but then boycotted the session they claimed that Quie was ignoring gasp As an organization and trying instead to Deal with individual protesters in the Telephone conversation Quie offered them the Choice of a Public or private session a they want the first meeting private Quot Quie told reporters As e Hung up the phone he said hell meet with five or six gasp leaders some time after Jan 23, when he delivers his budget message Quie has said repeatedly that major controversies such As the Power line cannot be settled in Public and must be the subject continued on Page 2 were still working at noon the Minnesota state Highway patrol in Rochester reported five accidents within two hours saturday morning Between Albert Lea and the Iowa Border on interstate 35w Freeborn county sheriff Holland la a said saturday that stalled cars Are the major problem so far for the county sheriffs department a storm moving North from Texas was expected to Brush Southeastern Minnesota. Iowa and Southern Wisconsin saturday and the area was under a heavy Snow warning the National weather ser vice predicted t to 3 inches of Snow for Southern Minnesota and 4 inches or More for the extreme Southeast part of the state travel Erst advisories also were issued As Gusty winds were expected to cause blowing and Drifting the Dakotas meanwhile were expecting Light Snow and bitter cold temperatures com piled from Tribune staff and news wire reports it Carter fires Abzug stirs women s committee protest is James ger8tenzang associated press writer Washington a pres ident Carter has fired outspoken Bella Abzug As co chairwoman of the National advisory committee for women risking the Wrath of women a political groups at the same time however. The president is making the message Clear to the committee As a whole As Well As to his other appointees in House advice and criticism is one thing but a Public show of dissatisfaction with the Bossy policies is another Carter delegated to top aide Hamilton Jordan the task of Cabinet Laval moorings to try to untangle Mideast Snag Washington apr two High ranking state department officials will Fly to Israel and Egypt Early this week to prepare for a Cabinet level meeting with the United states aimed at ending the deadlock that has snagged a Mideast peace treaty the department said today. Department spokesman Thomas Reston said the delegation would include ambassador Alfred r. Ather ton Herbert Ansell the departments Legal adviser and David Korn head of the israeli desk at the state department wilderness land Protection Washington apr publicly owned land the government May want to save As wilderness areas would be protected from development under a proposal by the Interior department. The department issued the proposed regulations Friday to protect 174 million acres of Public lands in the West until Congress can decide which locations should be preserved As wilderness areas the regulations could be revised before going into effect after september 1900. A we want to maintain the potential of lands under study for possible wilderness designation by Congress Quot said Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus. Quot at the same time we want to assure that other land uses Are allowed to the fullest extent compatible with maintaining wilderness transmission trouble May spread Washington apr a problem of allegedly dangerous transmissions in 9 million Ford motor co. Vehicles now under government investigation May extend to smaller Ford products and thus be even More widespread than feared a consumer. Group charges. Die National Highway traffic safety administration is investigating a on a priority basis Many of the company a 1970-1979 car and Light truck models because of the possibility that their transmissions can slip from Park into reverse. If the Agency determines a safety defect is present it could Lead to the largest vehicle recall in history. The investigation generally concerns vehicles with six and eight Cylinder engines of 300 cubic inches or larger. State fuel inventories Down St. Paul Minn. A a week of subzero temperatures has taken its toll on Minnesota a fuel Oil inventories. The inventories Are Down 36.7 percent from last year the state Energy Agency said Friday. But officials said the level is Well above the Energy emergency situation of 1977. State fuel Oil inventories total 1.6 million barrels. The 1977 Energy emergency was triggered by an inventory of 600,000 barrels. The fuel Oil inventory is the amount on hand for delivery to customers at any Given time. Bar owners May form insurance firm St. Paul Minn. Apr some Minnesota tavern owners aim to form Ain insurance company As an answer to what they Call High rates for liability for coverage under the dram shop Law current legislation provides parties May claim up to $500,000 from a liquor Licensee in event of alleged injuries inflicted by a tavern Patron. A Type of claim under the Law would be a drunk Driver involved in an Accident after leaving a bar. The theory is that the bar operator shares third party responsibility for the patrons condition. W. R. Jones executive Secretary of the midwestern states federation of beverage licensees in said about 500 tavern owners have indicated interest in setting up the new insurance firm. Hie goal he said is 2,000. Regent won t seek re election Minneapolis apr . Lee and David Utz announced Friday they will not seek re election to the University of Minnesota Board of regents. Thus the 1979 legislature will have four places to fill on the 12-member policy making Board Lee a former state legislator from Bagley gave no specific reason for his decision. Utz a Rochester physician said demands of his medical practice administrative responsibilities at the Mayo clinic and a desire to spend More time with his family figured in his decision. By Denis i. Gray Aih Oriard press Willer Bangkok Thailand a last ditch fighting was reported today Between holdouts of the toppled regime and vietnamese troops in Northwestern Cambodia. But the new leaders were already making plans to preserve cambodians National Symbol the temples of angkor thai and Western sources said the fighting flared near or in the capitals of siem reap and Bat Tam bang provinces with the attacks spearheaded by vietnamese tanks warplanes and mechanized infantry the vietnamese have used conventional tactics in their three week sweep through Cambodia. Softening up defences with air strikes Rushing tank columns Down highways to seize key targets and later mopping up pockets of bypassed resistance. Thailand has braced itself for the second wave of cambodian refugees in the past four years. Nearly 400 were reported to have crossed into Thailand on Friday some of them claiming to be Quot orderly but thai interrogators were certain that a number of them were officials and soldiers of the fallen pol pot regime the thai plan called for their speedy removal from the country to China which backed the pol pot government. About 14. Too cambodians who fled repression and slave labor conditions under the old regime Are still in thai refugee Camps the area of angkor in the Northwest was reported by sources in Bangkok As having been chosen by the retreating cambodian army As one of the last lines of defense a news Agency report from the pro Hanoi cambodian front in phenom penh indicated that the temples which include the 12th Century masterpiece. Angkor wat. May not have been seized yet. The report said Only that a committee of the provisional government had been sent to the Quot area of angkor to make plans for its future restoration the provisional government in phenom penh called the Peoples revolutionary Council has been recognized by 13 nations mostly in the soviet bloc Community. Before the axe fell president Jimmy Carter fired Bella Abzug left As co chairwoman of the National advisory Council for women shortly after his meeting with the group Friday. Carter was displeased with criticism from the group in Public releases and with a Quot lecturing a he received from Abzug during the meeting. Stores to cooperate with police liquor stores to crack Down on minors nmn i Rah lame i Falco in pal ant f Fllch in flt of 1 Ion the by Chris Manahan Tribune staff writer temporary suspensions of three Albertl a off Sale liquor store licenses have led liquor store owners to crack Down on underage customers following a meeting Between police Ayers and the local off Sale retailers association this week a joint a statement of cooperation was made liquor store owners announced they would be checking the identification of All customers who they feel May not be old enough to legally Pur Chase intoxicating liquor and cooperate with police in prosecuting anyone under the Legal drinking age of 19 who attempts to illegally Purchase alcohol the off Sale liquor association includes All ten City off Sale liquor stores the groups president. Dallas Breamer owner of Skyline package liquor said the statement was issued at the request of association members Quot we do want to cooperate a Breamer said Quot All of us were fighting the c inside the Tribune j no minors allowed Tribune photo comics. 15 crossword.28 opinion Page. 4 daily records.19 family Page. 5 deaths.19 sports.16 to guide.26 horoscope.14 those who enter the doors of Albert Lea liquor stores had Best be sure they can prove they Are Over 19. According to a statement of cooperation made this week with the Albert Lea police department Albert Lea liquor store owners will be checking id s very carefully and will cooperate with police in prosecuting underage buyers. Same problems false identification underage customers but we were All fighting individually. Now we be got a concerted and joint Effort said Ayers. Quot if kids realize All off Sale people Are going to be asking for identification then these tired excuses that they lost their Drivers License or left it at Home Are going to fall by the Wayside they Are not going to be Able to go Down the Street and buy it at another store Ayers continued a i want to emphasize that i am very pleased with the cooperation i received from off Sale retailers Quot he said while it is very difficult to guarantee no one under 19 will Ever Purchase liquor retailers a realize there is a problem and want to do their part to eliminate the one reason for the recent concern about liquor sales to minors is a dramatic increase in the number of minors stopped by police who have alcohol in their Possession or Are known to have been drinking in 1977, said Ayers police came in Contact with 69 minors who had alcohol in their Possession or had been drinking alcohol in 1978, the number increased to 125 Quot that a just the tip of the iceberg Quot said Ayers. Quot there a five others for every one we to combat the problem Breamer said liquor store owners will require a Minnesota Drivers License or a Minnesota no qualification certificate before Selling to customers they suspect Are underage both identifications Are laminated cards with a picture of the Holder identification also will be checked for any tampering store owners also will hold any false identification they Are presented to notify police for further investigation and prosecution Breamer said he feels the consequences for somebody buying liquor if they Are not old enough should be pointed out Ayers said it is illegal for any person under the age of 19 to enter a liquor store with the intent to Purchase any alcoholic Everage to Purchase or at tempt to Purchase or have another Purchase for him or her intoxicating liquor misrepresent or misstate age. Or in other persons age to induce a liquor store to sell alcoholic Arn beverages and to possess any intoxicating liquor with the in tent to consume at a place other than the Parent or guardians household the offences Are in Shable said Ayers by a $500 in or 90 Days in jail if Over 18 years old. Of under 18. The violator is put into juvenile court for disposition Ayers added a person who is 19 years of age or older and buys liquor for someone underage is vulnerable to civil action for any injuries or damage to persons or property caused by the underage recipient while drinking the 19-year-old can be charged with a Gross Misdemeanour punishable by a $1,000 Fine one year in jail or both. A similar punishment can be Given to a retailer who Sells liquor to a minor a follow up on How Well retailer attempts to Stop underage customers Are working will be done said Breamer there is also a possibility of on Sale liquor establishments will become involved in a similar Effort telling mrs Abzug she was being dismissed within two hours after mrs Abzug got the news co chairwoman Carmen Delgado Votaw resigned in w hat she termed a show of Quot Solidarity Quot at a news conference sat. The committee said 17 of its 40 Mem hers had resigned in addition to is Votaw in a statement the members who resigned called mrs Abzug a firing unwarranted and said she was Quot a Scapegoat in an Effort to suppress our Independence a the statement said mrs Abuzz and other members complained to Carter Friday about the presidents anti inflation program hurting women the women also said they told Carter he should take a a More vigorous part in pushing for ratification of the equal rights amendment the ouster of mrs Abzug a former democratic representative from new York came a few minutes after Carter met with the 40 member committee at the White House Carter aides said the president Felt relations Between the White House and the committee had been Quot neither positive nor productive Quot since he appointed it last Spring to advise the administration on issues affecting women they said he left fridays hour Long meeting a greatly dissatisfied Quot one aide said Carter was particularly upset by a committee press release prepared thursday for release after fridays meeting and decided to fire mrs. Abzug after learning of it Friday morning the president considered 95 percent of the release to be critical of his administration. The aide said. He added that the president told the women during the meeting that they had wasted their time on Public relations gimmicks and that in the aides paraphrasing of the president s words Quot it saps strength to be aides said that while Carter was suggesting ways the committee could work better with the White House. Mrs Abzug tried to Quot lecture Quot him on what role the committee should play. Mrs Abzug could not be reached for comment but a joint statement issued by the committee on her and is. To Taw s behalf said Quot we believe the administration has made a terrible mistake and we regret this action it is especially unfortunate that members of the committee which is an Independent citizen advisory group were not informed by the president of his decision to Force the resignation of mrs Abzug who was carry ing out the instructions of her committee members a they la see it in the want ads Why lose another Day of rent when there Are Many prospective renters shopping the evening Tribune want ads daily this advertiser rented the apartment right away. Small furnished apartment. Would Appeal to a mature per son off Street parking available now Call xxx xxx tor More information _ put your rent sign Quot where it is sure to be seen. It s easy to place a want and and inexpensive too. Phone 373-1411

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