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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - July 15, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota
Hint Ika to Ibum sunday july is 1979 pay a 4 Tribune opinions important negotiations despite efforts by new Albert Leo school Board member Jock Edling. Attorney Joe Flynn of St. Paul will continue to be the front Mon for the school District in its contract negotiations with teachers. Edling proposed last week that negotiations be carried on by supt. Curtis Mccamy there Are some arguments in favor of Edling s proposal but the fact of the matter is that the existing system has worked reasonably Well and we would be hesitant to suggest a change unless something goes wrong with the system. There Ore some arguments in favor of Edling s proposal. The saving of $10,861 every two years would be helpful but in today s Economy it would hardly pay half the salary of a beginning teacher. It is also helpful if the chief administrator negotiates the contract because of his specific knowledge of the local situation and the fact that he is the one who has to live with the contract after it has been signed. However local teacher negotiations Hove been accomplished rather amicably in recent years. There Hove been occasions when the two sides have been deadlocked and the state mediators office has been called for assistance but an agreement has generally been reached with a minimum of acrimony. Because of the boards participation the negotiation sessions have been open to the Public. This has permitted full disclosure of the Progress of negotiations to the Public. This has led to a much better understanding of the process by the Public and has improved school Community relations. Teacher salaries is the largest single item in the largest local government budget in this area. The negotiations that began last week then Are extremely important to us All. We must All be concerned that we have the Best possible educational system available for children within our ability to pay. Collectors Cool on soup demand can also drop with a consequent effect on prices As is happening with the work of pop artist Andy Warhol. The paintings of soup cons he was turning out in the Early 70s for prices on the order of $60,000 currently might be expected to be had for As Little As $30,000, according to a recent Wall Street journal report quoting spokesmen of the new York auction House rotheby Parke Barnet. Quite a drop in less than a decade but that s still a lot of Chicken Noodle. Today s meditation Quot All that the father liveth me shall come to me and him that cometh to me i will in no Wise cast John 3 37. You can come in Confidence and you should and now. Come unto me Oil be that labor and Are heavy Laden and i will give you rest. Quot Quot this is thy Day Quot do you remember ten years ago it was announced that Hank Williams jr., son of the late great country artist would be featured at the Freeborn county fair. Twenty years ago the state Highway department in St. Paul was trying to decide on a route for a proposed East West interstate Highway 1-90 to run either above below or through the City of Albert Lea. Thirty years ago Leslie Reeder of Glenville who grew a Beard and dressed like Abraham Lincoln for the county Centennial started a fad. Forty years ago Freeborn county officials issued a Challenge to a game to the local merchants team. The Sunda Tribune Albert Lea Minn. N a a i 4 published doily through Friday Ond sunday second class postage paid at Albert Lea. Minnesota Send change of address notice to Box 60. Albert Lea Minnesota 56007 the associated press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of All local news in this newspaper As Well Osall a news dispatches member newspaper Enterprise association and audit Bureau of circulation Earl k Nelson general manager James Oliver. Editor Dennis Gilgenbach advertising manager Bruce Collier circulation manager Loren Murray. Composing room Foreman Terry Jenson press room Foreman subscription rates by Carrier service p 0 Box in Albert Lea City zone one week. Is. To including a Holiday week by Carrier service outside City zone in Freeborn county and adjoining areas one week is. 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But at least it Only comes around every 17 years Quot comparing . Farmers with open its Dov i it Asp resp Pirr f Nurr Prosr Stii. A in e being unfair to ipkc1 til is the world s most valued natural a source. But it is also a commodity Are not those nations is hich possess it in abundance. And for which it is the prime source of income. Misti led in seeking tax highest possible Price for it in the world Market americans understandably resent the inconvenience of Short supplies and escalating expense. But Are they justified in accusing the producers of being greedy a should they not see the situation As the natural operation of that fundamental lass of economics Supply Are demand Are. In fact the nil exporters essentially any different than american Farmers asks Joseph c Harsch. Taking the Long View of the current Energy crisis in a recent commentary in the Christian science Monitor As he Points out. These Farmers Are the world Foremost suppliers of wheat and they Are loping Forward to the highest prices and incomes in years thanks to the combination of a state based group fights big company by Robert alters newspaper Enterprise san. Minneapolis Nea it s a classic David and Goliath contest pitting an under financed but dedicated group of voting people against one of the worlds largest amt most successful marketers of processed food products the role of David is played by the infant formula action coalition i infant i operating from tile basement of a religious Tenter near the University of Minnesota Campus Here its entire budget last year was $29,Oon cast As Goliath is the Nestle Almie Tana co a multinational corporation with Headquarters in Nevev. Switzerland its global sales of virtually every imaginable tax of food produce billions of dollars Iii annual revenues Only a few of the company s products Nestle crunch Cand v bars. Nested instant Tea and nescafe instant Coffee Are distributed under the corporate name in the to United states hut the company also markets hundreds of Itenia Here under the Brand names of affiliated or subsidiary firms among them Libby Mcneill a Libby canned food Stouffer Frozen foods. Taster s Choice of fee. Benner Brothers wines Crosse and Blackwell specially foods. La Oreal cosmetics and Deer Mountain Spring water infant is promoting a nationwide consumer Boycott of those products As a Means of pressuring Nestle to drastically revise its techniques for marketing an item which ironically Isnit sold in the t muted states infant formula Nestle i however the worlds largest producer of baby for mute. Accounting for one third to two thirds of the estimated by 5 billion in annual Industry sales much of that business is Iran sorted in the less devel he nations of Africa. Asia and i atm America where tin Industry advert is my and promotional of forts have Ben designed to convince mothers that its packaged products Are acceptable substitutes for breast feeding of new born children As part of that Campaign. A a patricians have la Een i offered free travel presents and lither inducements to promote com menial i or no Las company employed a milk dressed to look like medical professionals propagandize new mothers but sanitation problems inadequate refrigeration and Lack of fuel for sterilization Lead to contamination of the formula regularly producing illness and even death those who begin feeding babies on free samples distributed by doctors a milk or Hospital personnel discover that subsequent Pur chases can consume a Quarter or a third of a a it or latin Lvi total income Over dilution of the for mute saves Money but leads to malnutrition the controversy already has reached Washington where a Senate sul committee chains by sen Edward m Kennedy. Ii mass. Last year conducted hearings on the subject but because Nestle is based in Europe it is not susceptible to legislation or litigation in this country ii fact says that a Why it launched the a Boycott Nestle Quot Campaign to convince the company Toad More respond Sil Lily in the two years since the Boycott began it has been officially endorsed by an imposing list of religious groups including 150 Bornean Catholic orders. The National Council of churches and dozens of presbyterian. Lutheran. Bap list. Episcopal. Unitarian and other protestant groups nest i says it a completely supports the concept that breast milk is Tho Best food for and claims that Quot the company s distribution prac tires Are not aimed at getting mothers to abandon breast milk in favor of formula Quot but the company continues to maintain an aggressive third world promotional and marketing program moreover. It never satisfactorily answered the Central question posed by Kennedy during the 1978 Senate hearings Quot can a product which requires clean water Good sanitation adequate family in com and a literate Parent to follow printed instructions to properly and safely used in areas where water in contaminated. Sewage runs in the streets poverty is severe and illiteracy is High a Quot bumper Harvest and crop failures in the soviet Union and elsewhere which will mean heavy demand for the surplus having seen crisis after crisis in a Long and distinguished career. Harsch is As qualified As anyone in the commentating business to take Long views but this one would seem to Overl of some aspects of the Oil situation which Are right up front american Farmers do not get together to set the Price they intend to receive and then Tell Consumers what they Are going to have to pay if Thev did. They would rapidly to called to account by Federal agencies and the courts on any number of Trade restraining Price fixing counts the Price of wheat is determined by bidding by the available Supply in the More or less open Market nor do a the governor of Kau Sas Jackboot around inundating that his state might Stop growing wheat entirely for a time to show Consumers who is in charge which is roughly what Libya s col Muammar Al Qaddafi has been doing of late in respect to his country soil out put nor do american wheat producers make availability of their product dependent upon Buver adoption of acceptable policies on political issues As our friends the saudis Are in indicating willingness to in crease their production a bit. For a time maybe providing the United states leans on Israel to withdraw from the West Bank the truth of the matter. A that the organization of Petroleum exporting countries is a Cartel a Cartel docs not Ope ate according to the Law of Supply and american Blacks split Over electoral College t by Jill an rent newspaper Enterprise Assn. The american Black Community usually Speaks to Congress with one voice but a minor Rill has erupted along geographical lines Between Southern and Northern Blacks Over retaining the electoral College Julian Bond under a proposal by sen Birch Bayh. I id. Future american presidents would be chosen by a direct vote of the a people of no candidate received Al percent of the votes cast a Runoff would be held Between the top to o vote getters. The Bayh proposal has wide support including the Al Cio the league of women voters. The american bar association arid others in opposition Are the Naarup. The National Urban coalition. Jess Jackson a people United to save humanity and the National Urban league at Issue Are seemingly simple questions where do Black voters live9 where will they live in the future Are they helped or hindered by a system that May cast their vote for the candidate they voted against a apparently however Here Are Many answers John Lew is former chairman of the student non violent coordinating committee and now a Federal anti poverty executive Calls the electoral College the one kind of major disfranchisement thai remains in our country Quot having won the Long and it if fiend and dangerous struggle to win the right to vote we cannot now accept the proposition that any one person s vote can count More than another a Quot Lewis argued in april before a nah s subcommittee on the con dilution then came Vernon Jordan president of the National Urban league to promote As he told the same committee Quot the status quo a speaking for the organized civil rights constituency. Jordan argued that r>2 percent of american Blacks live in nine states California. Florida. Illinois. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. Ohio and Texas. These states control a total of 245 electoral votes just 25 Short of the number a candidate needs to win the keys to the White House Jordan contends that since the electoral advantage these states receive under the present system would be lost under the Bayh plan that Black influence in presidential elections would tie lost As Well Quot Blacks Success in presidential politics is dependent on their ability to leverage their minority votes and views into Hie will of the said Jordan under direct elections. He argued candidates could ignore matters of deep concern to Urban populations and to minorities confident Thev need not w in a plurality of big state votes Bayh says 53.7 percent of All Blacks live in the South and that the census Bureau tells him their numbers Are growing every Day in addition Blacks Are slowly leaving the City Blithe suburbs dashing the notion that the present Urban advantage can be Long maintained but Bayli s most persuasive argument is that no matter where Blacks live or who they vote for their electoral College votes May still be cast for someone else Quot what influence Quot he asked Jordan Quot in 1968 did the 24 5. Ski Black votes in California most of which went for Hubert Humphrey. Have w Hen the state went for Richard Nixon a John Lewis later testimony made the same Point. A How can anyone explain to Blacks in Chicago or Detroit or new York cit4 that although they be tur Ned out 90 percent for one candidate. Their states electoral votes All go for another Quot maybe the civil rights Leader ship can explain it. If it can Only figure out where the people it leads Are living and hopefully voting today in history what choices left for Carter by John Cunniff a business analyst new York a with the Economy weakening with businessmen and others questioning the presidents ability to Lead and with an election coming up. Can changes in economic policy be expected9 president Arter repeatedly has said he would stick to his economic guns and shoot for a balanced budget in fiscal 1980. Which begins this october i but doubts Are rising almost by the hour. The president s budget adviser James Mcintyre already has suggested that the balance deadline might be postponed a for a Short time Quot and indicated increased Energy spending might get the blame yesterday the conference Board an influential research organization commented on the Wisdom of considering a tax Cut of $15 billion to $20 billion next year and a Quot mild increase in anti recession Jim Oliver the obvious la expectant Young Mother walked into the lobby of Naeve Hospital one recent weekend evening and cheerfully told the receptionist thai she had been advised to go to the Hospital by Ber doctor the receptionist who was a Volunteer directed her to the emergency room and admissions area within minutes a nurse from the delivery rom came briskly pushing a wheelchair up the corridor the nurse sealed the soon to Heckmen Mother in the chair and headed for the labor room area demand to reverses it first come the demands and then providing they Are met. The product is supplied a Cartel is illegal in any Enterprise which answers to United states Law it is All Loo painfully obvious hint open is in noway answerable we lend to see open As a mideastern Force and Essen Bally Arab it is actually com posed of 13 nations As disparate As Iraq and Nigeria. Indonesia and Ecuador the smaller producers. Whose interests Are directed toward financing Domestic Develt it pent. Are Only along for the economic ride but they Are dominated by the major Midas turn producers with political axes to grind that have turned open into a weapon against the Industrial nations Thev Tell us. Most particularly our friends the saudis that they Are doing it for our own go. In Force upon us the conservation that is essential because of finite Supply there is ultimate truth in that argument and in the end we May thank them for Awakening us Early to our Dang nexis dependence a xxi the Oil Cartel but Tho present crisis is not the result of dwindling Supply that is still some years in the future it is a manufacture crisis and it is essentially political in impose. To put the screws to the Industrial con Sumers la la ars More resent Blanco to extortion than it does to Supply and demand no. The Oil producers an american Farmers Are not in the same class the latter Are sub Jcck to enough economic injury in the cycles of Good an had years there is no justification for adding the insult a such a comparison Cess Ful precedent of Richard Nixon when without warning. He froze prices and then Institute a wage Price controls up to that Point. Nixon had assured everyone that such measures were repugnant to his philosophy but. With prices rising and his presidency at stake he chose the expedient. And won re election president a Arter has prom ised a balanced budget and no controls he has already Bent on the Issue of controls though he chose to define them As guidelines they have the Power of the Cut urts behind them and now. In deep political to it Uhle will he put Promise before what he views As political performance. Economics before politics a balanced budget before re election9 the boy himself As they passed the reception area. Her husband who was carry ing a suitcase entered the building front door followed by a Small boy Ami girl Ile asked the receptionist to keep an Eye on the suitcase As he accompanied his wife and the nurse to the labor room for the moment the two children were left in the lobby where All children their Ages must wait while their elders go elsewhere in the Hospital tax girl was perhaps seven or eight and the boy appeared to he about three or four she ask a the receptionist if there were any books for children Between the two of them they found some suitable Reading matter mixed in with the two month old time and new yorker magazines the Little boy was clearly apprehensive As they sat Down to wait. He began lorry it was my the noisy crying of a child making attention bul the quiet sobbing of someone who is afraid for his Mother who had been swallowed up by the unfamiliar surroundings of a strange Hospital his sister patiently spoke to him and said Quot come sit by in Amil la i Lead to von it it All right you can sit right next to in Quot she began to read amid to him from the children s Bonk the receptionist who help but overhear what was going on. Stole a Lnu a a at the brother and sister As they waited he saw the heart warming sight if a a a big sister sitting with her Arm protectively around her brother As so read to Hun. Trying to help the Little boy weather wha be saw to 116 a crisis i done to know the name of the family and if i did. I mention it Here this was a very private moment in their lives As they faced the Happy Prospect if a new baby As the person who happened to to scheduled for receptionist duty that ening. I was permitted a glimpse into what for them was a very special time i could Only think that in tax upcoming years this brother and sister will have Many Good times and some not so a met turn s together but the Little to will always know that to has a tug sister to he close to when tunes Are difficult the two youngsters were permitted a final visit with Ltd in Mother before they left the Hospital that evening despite the assurances of both parents that hospitals Are to help people a a the Little boy was still sledding tears As they left Tho Hospital he w Asnat the Only one o the worst joke of the week the Sailor was the Only Man left on the ship after the Start of Liberty an officer asked. Quot Are Vou the Only Man without a wife in this port Sailor Quot Quot no sir in a the Only one who has a a by the associated press today is sunday july 15. The 196th Day of 1979 there Are 169 Days left in the year. Today a highlight in history on this Date in 1945, Italy declared War on Japan its former Axis partner in world War ii. On this Date in 1606, the dutch artist Rembrandt was born in Leiden. In 1870, Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union. In 1789, the Bastille in Paris fell ending the Rule of Frances King Louis Xvi in 1918, in world War i american troops attacked German positions at chateau Thierry in France. In 1958, president Dwight Eisenhower ordered 3,500 marines to Lebanon during a Middle East crisis. In 1968, the first direct airline service Between the soviet Union and the United states was opened by the soviet airline Aeroflot and pan am. Ten years ago in Central american honduran and salvadorean planes and troops were fighting an undeclared War. Five years ago cypriot troops led by greek officers overthrew the government of Cyprus deposing president Makarios one year ago president Carter held a town meeting in West Berlin answering questions that ranged from the City s Security to Carter family matters cd Carter re election Effort underway John Cunniff simultaneously Citibank s Quot economic week Quot newsletter indicated that recent events suggest the possibility that a shift to expansionary fiscal and monetary policies might be made sooner than expected so far no indications have come from Camp David that suggest specific moves in the directions being publicly Dis cussed. Other measures discussed by commentators include a social Security tax Cut jobless spend ing programs and easier credit easier credit however would be up to the Federal Reserve rather than the White House in the absence of signals speculation ranges widely and it includes the possibilities of economic controls a course rejected by Carter As often and As forcefully As he has embraced the balanced budget concept. In the past few leaders heading into an election have been Able to meet the test of placing Good economics Over Wise politics and now in the midst of a leadership crisis. Carter is facing that Issue in the isolation of Camp David he cannot he unaware of the dramatic and Nollol Vallve Suc Washington a out Side the faded yellow townhouse there is no sign at All that Jimmy Carters reelection Campaign is taking shape within but inside the downtown townhouse and a High Rise office building a few blocks away. There is hectic activity for an election that is still 16 months away treasurer John Dalton plans ways to raise Money press Sec rotary Linda peek deals with reporters chairman Evan Dobell meets weekly with White House aides and political director Jack Walsh recruits supporters volunteers answer constantly ringing telephones with Quot car ter Moi Dale presidential committee Quot the Walls Are full of posters of the candidates one featuring caricatures of presi Dent Carter and vice president Walter f Mondale super imposed on a photograph of the White House with the message a challenging leadership for challenging times Quot by any account those Are challenging times for a presi Dent whose popularity in the polls has dwindled whose nation is beset by gasoline shortages and inflation and whose concerns must include sen Edward m Kennedy and gov. Edmund g Brownjr. To say nothing of s e v Oral c a in p a i g n i n g republicans. At this Point the strategy is for Carter to he presidential while Sobelle and his cadre of 52 full time employees Lay the groundwork for the full fled Campaign that begins when Ca tor formally declares his Cai Dudacy. Expected by the end the year a we Are not looking for vis Sobelle said in a Reed interview in the basement of to townhouse Quot we Are jul working steadily and quietly. Will get visible fast enough a tor the president announces Quot Dobelle. Polishing tax Quat of a president so hard at wot running the nation he has 1 time for politics says he has n spoken to Carter about the car pain since the re election Cor Mittee was formed in Mil March even if he did. Sobelle sail Quot All i would do is suggest we would to politically expediter and lie would show me the i out the formally the Carter Monda committee is separate from to White House although Many the current Campaign Aid worked in Carter s 1976 Effot none of the president s inner i Cie of trusted georgians who re the �?T76 Campaign has mov from the White House to to committee. This year Marks the too anniversary of the Power customer cutoff switch i vented is seconds after Edson invented the Light bulb
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