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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - January 28, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota The sunday Tribune volume 82, no 23 Albert Lea Minnesota sunday january 28. 1979 single copy 25 cents 32 pages hmm Mumm. Nelson Rockefeller Dies of heart attack at 70 warm Welcome a p i my rho of pop John Paul la raises hit arms to Tho crowd at to it driven along the zocolo in front of Mexico City t metropolitan Cathedral Friday. Tho pop Opo nod a Confor onco of latin american bit Hopt saturday in Mexico City. The mooting will to considering the role of the Church in the turbulent political and social life of control America. Story on Page 2. Court orders new trial for men convicted for Piper kidnapping St Louis a the convictions of Kenneth Callahan and Donald f. Larson in the Virginia Piper kidnapping have been overturned by the 8tn circuit court of appeals the court ordered a new trial for the two men Friday. Callahan and Larson were convicted in . District court in St Paul in 1977 for the abduction of mrs. Piper from her Orono. Minn., Home five years earlier. Callahan and Larson both of whom were sentenced to life in prison hailed the decision a i feel Good about it Quot said Callahan from his Cumberland. Wis., Home. He has been free on Bond while the Appeal was pending Quot intellectually i expected it. But almost everything went bad anyway so it was hard to believe this would be the decision. I done to think they can convict us . Attorney Andrew Danielson said he will decide next week which of three options to pursue retry the Case Appeal the decision to the . Supreme court or ask for a full hearing by All eight judges of the appeals court. The 2-1 opinion was by a three Man panel of the court. Mrs. Piper was abducted from her suburban Minneapolis Home news highlights Stillwater prisoners locked up Stillwater Minn. Apr Minnesota prison officials said 106 inmates have been secured in their cells until sometime next week in an Effort to reduce tensions in one Cellblock prison spokesman Leroy Siegel said the lockup began at 3.30 . Wednesday As a result of minor fighting that has occurred during the past couple of weeks. Mien gots 60 Yoars for Ropo abduction Austin Minn. Apr a Young iowan convicted of abducting and raping an Austin girl has been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment on a kidnapping charge and 20 years for felonious sexual conduct in the first degree. Gerald e. Nagle. 20, Mason City was sentenced thursday in Mower county District court. The two prison terms will be served concurrently. Nagle was accused of abducting a 15-year-old Austin girl near her Home May 24, 1978, and sexually assaulting her Southwest of town. About a week after the incident Nagle was apprehended by Clear Lake Iowa police and the Iowa Highway patrol. A jury convicted him of both charges last october. Pot tabla appointees named St. Paul Minn. Apr task Force members interviewing candidates for gov. Al Quie have recommended additional finalists for director of the Minnesota Energy Agency state commissioner of Banks and state insurance commissioner. John d. Peterson Minneapolis president of North Central Energy Counselor inc., was added to those under consideration As Energy Agency director. Michael j. Pint Bloomington personnel officer for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank was added As a candidate for banking commissioner. Listed for possible appointment As insurance commissioner were Ezell Jones Minneapolis assistant vice president of Alexander and Alexander inc., and Michael d. Markham Lansing mich., assistant commissioner of the Michigan insurance Bureau. Markham is a former minnesotan. Mcmanus to Hood Kansas corrections St. Paul Minn. Apr Patrick d. Mcmanus an assistant commissioner in Minnesota s department of corrections has been appointed As Secretary of corrections in Kansas. Mcmanus 41, was director of the Community corrections training Center in Minneapolis from 1971 to 1973, and has served As assistant commissioner for Community services in the state Agency since 1973. In Kansas where he will take Over the new Job in mid March. Mcmanus will be in charge of a state corrections system which has five institutions and an inmate population of More than 2,000. Abandonment tacit ions St. Paul Minn. Apr the Minnesota department of transportation said Friday it opposes abandonment of a 10.4-mile Branch line in Northern Minnesota but supports abandonment of most of a 31.2-mile stretch in Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Commissioner Richard p. Braun said Dot would not support Burlington Northern a request to abandon its rail line Between Funkley and Kelliher because of possible Adverse economic effects on Kelliher. Braun told the inc his department would support abandonment of the Chicago St North Western Branch line Between Estherville Iowa and Trimont Minn., but does not support the proposed abandonment of a four mile segment Between Trimont and Ormsby Minn. Drunk driving convictions up St. Paul Minn. Apr drunk driving convictions in Minnesota Rose More than 37 percent in 1978, the Minnesota department of Public safety reported Friday. Kenneth Dirkzwager director of the departments Driver and vehicle services division reported the Rise from 17,741 convictions in 1977 to 24,359 in 1978. A the total system of Law enforcement and the courts has become More effective a Dirkzwager said. Quot the system is operating better now than it Ever on july 27, 1972. By two masked hooded men the kidnappers demanded $1 million in Small Bills from her husband. Harry Board chairman of the investment firm of Piper Jaffray and Hopwood. Inc he complied with the kidnappers demands and mrs Piper was found two Days later chained to a tree in Jay Cooke state Park near Duluth she was not harmed physically. A five year Fri investigation ensued before Callahan and Larson were indicted on kidnapping charges the pair was convicted nov 4.1977 they appealed their convictions on several grounds including their Contention that the District court erred by denying their motion to reopen the trial to allow an additional witness. Lynda Burt Billstrom. To testify during the trial before District judge Edward j Dev itt. Defense attorneys were unable to locate mrs. Billstrom she was found a Day after the defense rested but Devitt would not reopen the Case to allow her to testify later on an Appeal from de Fease attorneys the appeals court ordered Devitt to partially reopen the Case mrs Billstrom testified then that a group of men known As Quot the Billstrom gang Quot May have been involved in the kidnapping she said she overheard plans for the kidnapping at a july 1972 meeting involving her late husband and some other men Lynda Billstrom said that the night after Virginia Piper was released her husband and his friends had a party because a whatever they had been planning had been a Success a a Devitt ruled that mrs Billst rom s new evidence was not sufficient to Grant a new trial mrs Billstrom. 32. Is serving time in a West Virginia Federal prison where she was transferred from the state prison for women at Shakopee. Minn she was sentenced in 1972 for aggravated robbery and served additional time for a parole Vio la Bon. In its decision the appellate court said the refusal to allow the additional testimony Quot substantially prejudiced the accused men a a. The importance of the Billstrom testimony lies in its ability to link Many unexplained clues and bits of evidence introduced at the trial circumstantially to persons other than appellants Quot the appeals court said. The court added that mrs Billstrom a testimony Quot might have significantly undercut the government s Case As viewed by a jury a a the court of appeals also found fault with a variety of evidence deemed by the District court to represent Quot significant evidence of Callahan a and Larson a guilt judge Roy Stephenson dissented. Saying the trial court exercised its discretion properly in denying the motion to reopen the Case new York a Nelson a Rockefeller a multimillion Aire who became governor and vice president but saw Tys dream of the presidency dashed three times has died of a heart attack he was 70 his spokesman Hugh Morrow. Said Rockefeller died late Friday night while working at his desk at Rockefeller Center the Midtown Manhattan business and entertainment Complex that bears the family name Morrow said Rockefeller collapsed at about 10 15 p in est As he worked on a Book featuring his extensive modern Art code Tion Security personnel and an emergency paramedical team tried in vain to revive him at his office he was then taken to Hill Hospital where he was formally pronounced dead at 12 20 a in est today or Anthony must fish. Chief of emergency services at the Hospital said Rockefeller was not breathing when he was brought to the Hospital Mustalish said a team of doctors tried without Success to revive him or Ernest Esakof. Attending physician at the Hospital and Rockefeller a private doctor attributed death to cardiac arrest the body was taken to a funeral parlor in Tarrytown. N y. Where the family has an estate funeral plans were to be announced later today Rockefeller a Republican who served As new Yorkus governor for 15 years spent a Quot nor Mal Day at his office Quot before the Nelson Rockefeller attack. Morrow said Quot Rockefeller was enjoying life since leaving politics and has not suffered any illnesses Quot Morrow said he said the former vice pres ident known to voters As Quot Rocky Quot a had always been considered in excellent health and apparently died of Quot instantaneous heart seizure a a Rockefeller a wife. Margaret known to most As a Happy Quot arrived at the Hospital after her husband died Morrow said she was Quot one stricken. But Mustalish said the White House had called the Hospital concerned about Rockefeller s condition there was no immediate com ment on Rockefeller s death from president Carter who is at Camp David my for the weekend former president Gerald Ford who appointed Rockefeller his vice president in 1974. Heard of the death in Amman. Jordan where he is on a personal Mideast tour Quot one cannot adequately express one s sadness when a tragic death Ford said Quot i Nave lost one of my closest friends both personally and politically. The nation loses a truly great Leader who unselfishly devoted his lifetime to helping his country and its people Quot former California gov Ronald Reagan a conservative often at Odds with the More Liberal Rockefeller said from his Home in a los Angeles suburb that he was a deeply shocked As i m sure everyone is. And i have the deepest sympathy for his family. Quot we had our political differ Reagan said. Quot but we had a cordial relationship a a Morrow said that at about 5 p i Rockefeller had accompanied his wife and their two sons. Nelsonjr. 15. And Mark. Who turns 13 today to Nelsonjr s private school for a speech by former Secretary of state Henry a Kissinger Kissinger a longtime Friend had been an adviser to Rockefeller during his years As new York s governor the family then returned to its fifth Avenue apartment for Din Ner. And afterwards Rockefeller went Back to his office to work on his Art Book since leaving the vice presi Dency and politics in 1976, Rockefeller had energetically devoted his time to retail Sale of reproductions of works in his Art collection he printed a catalogue before Christmas offering the High priced and High Quality works he had been scheduled to speak today at the fifth world Antiques Market conference Here where he was to announce plans to make his retail store on 57th Street a permanent operation Nelson was the oldest surviving brother of the sons of John d Rockefeller or. His brother John d 3d. Eldest of the the third generation of the financial dynasty started by John d Rockefeller died last july in an automobile Accident on the family estate. Ponc Antico in Westchester county. N y he was 72 another brother Winthrop died in 1973 after serving As governor of Arkansas for two terms two other Brothers. Laurence and David and a sister. Abby survive Laurence. 08. Has Macle his career in philanthropies especially conservation efforts David a giant in american financial circles is president and chairman of the chass Manhattan rank a Nephew. Jay a John d Rockefeller in a is governor of West Virginia iranian crowds demand return of exiled religious Leader Khomeini by Robert la. Reid associated press writer Tehran Iran a hundreds of thousands of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini a supporters marched through Tehran and other cities saturday demanding that the government let him return but an immediate flight from exile was ruled out for the religious opposition Leader air France said Khomeini definitely was not leaving Paris until the airline gets official word that Tehran Airport has reopened and Abc news quoted prime minister Shan pour Bakhtiar As saying the terminal might not be opened sunday the Day Khomeini planned to come Back the demonstrators in Tehran and elsewhere threatened death to Bakhtiar if he keeps Khomeini. Spearhead of the yearlong drive against Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi from returning to Iran the state radio said one person was killed and 27 were injured in clashes Between troops and demonstrators in the North Eastern City of Gorgan. But that marches were peaceful in eight other cities in Tehran the crowds chanted slogans in Praise of Khomeini whose return from Over 14 years in exile was delayed after martial Law officials closed Iran a airports the March coincided with the traditional anniversary of the Prophet Mohammedi a death Quot death to you Bakhtiar if Khomeini is delayed Quot the protesters shouted As they marched along the 8 2-mile route to Shahzad Arch built in 1966 to commemorate the 25th year of the reign of the departed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi huge pictures of the bearded Khomeini the Shah Sarch ene my. Hung from Light poles and from cables Strung on the grounds of the Arch the March was organized by Tehran a moslem clergy who used their own marshals to maintain order the marchers remained in tight formations chanting slogans on command of the marshals troops kept a discreet distance away from the gathering held on the 1.347th anniversary of Mohammedi a death a hell copter circled overhead prompting shouts of Quot death to the Shah Quot from fist shaking Young men some 300 other demonstrators marched near the embassy chanting slogans against the government of prime minister Shahpour Bakhtiar Tehran s military governor granted permission for the March after at least 22 of Khomeini s supporters were killed in violent protests against Rath car s government for delaying the a Atullah a return rut Gen Mehdi Rahimi said the procession must follow a predetermined route and be peaceful and cautioned against Quot plots and intrigues by anti National elements who had sold themselves to a vague reference to non iranian communists although permission for the March was granted a new obstacle apparently was thrown up to Khomeini a return no news quoted prime minister Shahpour Bakhtiar As saying Iran s airports might not be opened sunday the Day the Searle Kalis and Haukoos local representatives fit different categories in House student body by David Housewright Tribune staff writer St. Paul in Many ways. The men who make the Laws of the state and shape its policies resemble College or University students. They come to the Capitol filled with Hope and aspirations thinking Many of them a that Utopia is but a couple of Bills away they Are freshmen if you will who slowly pass through the House of representatives classes gaining experience and insight into the practicalities of government As they go. That is if they Are not flunked out for poor grades. The Freeborn county area possess three such students. Rodney n. Searle District 30b of Waseca the speaker of the House and Independent Republican House Leader is a senior exceptional he is the president of the student Council the Captain of the football team and the editor of the student newspaper. It is not enough that he must keep his own grades up and make Only the folks at Home proud he is also very much responsible for the students around him. Henry j. Kalis District 30a> of Walters is a Junior of the Del party. He is not responsible for anything but his own studies but be could be. Juniors generally Teeter on the Edge. They stand ready to replace the senior class. They generally get the most accomplished and they usually have the most fun. Robert Haukoos District 31 a of Albert Lea is a freshman i r who wants to do All kinds of mar Velous things to make the state a better place to live in but Isnit exactly sure How to go about it and he is a Little bit in Awe of the place. Lobbyists special interest groups and even some of his classmates Are trying to sell him things he does not really need or want but it will take time for him to find that out on Jan 4, classes began Rod Searle three reporters waited for interviews outside Rod Searle s door with them is a lobbyist at least two Independent Republican representatives stopped by to see if Searle could spare a few minutes. Sorry the Secretary tells them but Shell let Searle know they were around As the reporters wait the phone buzzes six times within 15 minutes the Secretary a magician of a woman types and takes messages simultaneously. The chaos is compounded by the noises of workers remodelling offices inside the office a the door is always partially opened a Searle paces it is a nervous habit but not one newly acquired he is being pressed by still another reporter for answers to questions he had never heard before he answers them with Economy granted this is not a usual Day the governor was about to give his budget address to a joint session of Congress which Searle was to preside Over but it is not an unusual Day either Ever since Searle was elected speaker of the House in an agreement with the Del that settled the House deadlock he has been sought out constantly he has very Little time to himself and a 6 30 a in breakfast and 9 dinner is becoming More the Rule than the exception Quot the Job is time consuming Quot Searle said he had to relinquish seats on the House a continued on Page 2 c inside the Tribune j comics. Bridge. Daily records. 7 family Page. 5 9 markets. .20 4 deaths. .20 la sports. .22 20 to guide. .18 Horoscope. .21 Ayatollah plans to come Back Rahimi closed the airports for three Days beginning thursday forcing Khomeini to put off his original Pian to return Friday from self exile outside Paris where he has directed the yearlong fight that forced Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to leave Iran on Jan 16. This delay enraged thousands of the 78-year-old religious leaders followers and they took to the streets Friday to demonstrate in Defiance of martial Law some of them armed with Battle axes swords meat Clea vers wooden Staves lengths of pipe and stones. Troops opened fire on the mobs and officials put the toll at nine dead and More than a score wounded in Tehran five dead and 25 wounded in the Western City of Sanandaji. And eight dead dozens wounded and 600 arrested in the Northwestern City of Tabriz other clashes erupted in the Northwestern cities of Milaneh and Zanjani and the Central cities of Ardekany and Isfahan but no casualties were reported there. Pro government supporters also rallied Friday in Tabriz and Zahdan. In Eastern Iran but Khomeini a followers contended that disaffected troops joined their ranks both in Tabriz and Isfahan indicating a split in the army which has firmly backed the Shah Between 25.000 and 30.000 Khomeini supporters also massed in the northeastern City of Mashhad to hear Ayatollah Abdullah Shirazi warn that Bakhtiar will Bear personal responsibly for the a a consequences and reactions a if Khomeini is kept from returning Khomeini wants to oust the Shah appointed Bakhtiar government and set up an islamic Republic in Iran presumably to undo some of the Shah s westernization program which the Ayatollah and his followers maintain has eroded traditional islamic values in Iran the Shah remained secluded in the Royal guest Palace in Marrakech Morocco where he has been surrounded by hundreds of troops and shielded by a total news blackout since arriving monday. It was not known How Long he would stay or where he might go next relaxed a Rop. Honry Kalis District 30a says to is More comfortable As a third torm . Conference a Rop. Robort Haukoos District 31 Al confirm with follow John Weavor in the hous Chambers. Or. Speaker a speaker of the House Rod Searle District 30b of Waseca Waits for gov. Al Quie tuesday to present his budget message to a joint session of the state legislature. Used camper sold by using want and with the vacation season in full swing now it the Tim to a ill your us a camper. This Man bad no trouble telling hit by placing an and in the Tribune want and action. For Sale. 1974 Chevrolet but camper. Excellent shape priced to sell. Call after 6 xxxix. This of ran under the miscellaneous classification sporting goods for Sale for Only three Days. It was slated to run in the paper six Days. Get your classified listed today so that you can get Quick results tomorrow dial 373-1411 before 5 . Your and will Start with the next Issue of the Albert Lea Tribune

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