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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - July 28, 1968, Albert Lea, Minnesota The Sunday Tribune VOT, I XIX — No, 176 ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, SUNDAY, JULY 28, 1968 Veep Speculation Grows After Kennedy Decision BICYCLE ADVERTISING — Pam and Judy Knudson, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Knudson, 1406 Foothills Blvd., decorate their bikes with Freeborn County Fair promotion material. The fair begins Tuesday and runs through Saturday.    (Tribune    Photo) Freeborn County Fair Schedule DAY BY DAY FEATURES Tuesday, July 30 Entry Day — Most entries will be in place by 6 p.m. Smith-Douglass Co., Inc. Clown Band. Grandstand Show, Car Demolition sponsored by Jaycees, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 — Farmer’s Day Kids’ Day Livestock Judging at Arena and 4-H Bams starting at 8 a.m. Juding in all other departments starting at 8 a.m. Kids’ Day Program: IO a.m. — In Grandstand. Some Carnival Rides at reduced prices from IO a.m. to 4 p.m. Open Class Horse Show — Arena — 7 p.m. Grandstand Show, Marvin Rainwater’s Western Show 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.    \ Thursday, August I — Albert Lea Day Livestock Judging at Arena starting at 8 a.m. 4-H Horse Show — Judging Arena — 7 p.m. Grandstand Show, Chitwowl’s Thrill Show 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 2 — Pioneer Day 4-H Achievement Nite — Arena — 8 p.m. Grandstand Show, U.R.A. Rodeo — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3 — Town A Village Day 4-H CM) Livestock Sale — 9 a.m. 4-H Club Do# Show — Arena — 2 p.m. Tractor Pulling Contest — 2 p.m. Grandstand Show — U.R.A. Rodeo — 7:30 p.m. JUDGING SCHEDULE Tuesday, July 30 Glads - Floral Hall - 12 Noon. Flowers — Floral Hall — Mrs. Ralph Wayne, Minneapolis & Mrs. A. Putz, Wells — 6 p.m. Market Hogs — All breeds — Arena *— Bill Hemm, Sheffield, Iowa — 7 p.m. FFA Hogs — All breeds — Arena — Bill Hemm, following above. 4-H Sheep — All breeds — Arena — Edgar Olson, Fosston — 7 p.m. Knitting & Crocheting — Home Activities Bldg. — Mrs. Stanley H. Fink, Austin — 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 Horses & Ponies — Halter Classes — Horse Pavilion, C. J. Murphy, Waseca and Robert Davis, Amery, Wis. — 8 p.m. 4-H Hogs — All breeds — Arena — Robert E. Jacobs, University of Minnesota, St. Paul — 8 a.m. Open Class Hogs — All breeds — Emmet Stevermer, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa — 8 a.m. FFA Sheep — All breeds — Pole Shed, Edgar Olson — 8 a.m. Open Class — Sheep following above, Edgar Olson. Domestic Arts — Home Activities Bldg. — Mrs. Nettie Engen, Austin — 8 a.m. Pantry Stores — Home Activities Bldg. — Mrs. Stanley H. Fink, Austin — 8 a.m. Horticulture Exhibits — Floral Hall — Geo. Road-feldt, University of Minn., St. Paul — 8 a.m. Bees & Honey — Dairy Bldg. Chas. Hoffman, Janesville — 8 a.m. Dairy — Dairy Bldg. — 8 a.m. Open Class Dairy — All breeds — Arena — J. Wm. Mudge, University of Minn., St. Paul, & Randy Wells, Norwood, Minn. — 12 Noon. Thursday, August I 4-H Beef — All breeds — Arena — Wayne Weiser, Co. Agent, Mankato — 8 a.m. Open Class Beef — Arena — All breeds — Wayne Weiser, Co. Agent, Mankato — 3 p.m. 4-H Club Horse Show — 7 p.m. Friday, August 2 4-H Dairv — AH breeds — Arena — J. Wm. Mudge — 8 a.m. . 4-H Horses — Halter Classes — 9 a.m. Political Candidates Busy Here is a summary of top political developments. The Democrats: Broad speculation on vice presidential nomination prospects follows Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s announcement he couldn’t accept. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey says his goal is “peace — nothing less.” Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy sa vs black power needed for black dignity and responsibility. The Republicans: New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller says China and Soviet Union would take U.S. escalation in Vietnam “right up to nuclear war.” Richard M. Nixon gets foreign policy briefing by President Johnson. The Third Party Candidate: George C. Wallace gets briefing by Johnson; later says he’d maintain law and order in Washington if it Ux>k 30,000 troops. Castro Admits Hunger SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Prime Minister Fidel Castro, marking the 15th anniversary celebration of the revolutionary movement, admitted that his country is suffering from food and consumer shortages. Sheriff to Supervise Fair Security A total of 33 special deputies working in various shifts under the supervision of the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Department, will serve as the security force at the 1968 Freeborn County Fair. Sheriff Holland Laak said this is the first year that security at the Fair has been directly coordinated by the Sheriff’s Department. In the past the fair provided its own security force and in 1967, a private security force was retained. Members of the force will include off - duty sheriff’s deputies and police officers and civilian personnel, Laak said. The force will be responsible for the handling of traffic and parking as well as for the prevention of theft and vandalism. Men will be. on duty on a 24-hour basis, Laak said. The men will be armed and will carry 36 - inch riot batons. Patrolling will be coordinated by portable two - way radios. Laak said the operation will be controlled from a temporary office on the fairgrounds. In addition, the men will have the use of two utility vehicles provided by Norton Ford and Linnes-Weiler Motors. The fairgrounds has been divided into four patrol areas, Laak said, with the security officers patroling on a rotating basis. Laak emphasized that regular patrol activities of the Sheriff’s Department will continue. The coordination of Fair security is an additional duty. FRIEND KILLED By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic vice presidential picture appeared to be wide open Saturday following Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s “final, firm” decision against accepting the position at next month’s national convention. The names of Sens. Eugene J. McCarthy and Fred R. Harris and Ambassador to France Sargent Shriver were mentioned as possible running mates if front-running Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey wins the Democratic presidential nomination. Humphrey, campaigning in Kansas when the Kennedy state* ent was released in Boston, said the decision by the Massachusetts senator “speaks for itself” and is “understandable.” But he declined, as he has all along, to comment on who might be under consideration. McCarthy, Humphrey’s chief rival for the nomination, had no immediate comment on either Kennedy’s decision or the possibility of taking No. 2 spot himself which he has in the past rejected. A Humphrey-McCarthy ticket would pose a problem since both men come from Minnesota and the Constitution bars a state’s electoral college votes from going to residents of the same state. Sen. Abraham A. Ribicoff, D-Conn., suggested that “Sargent Shriver is the only vice presidential candidate who makes sense to me if he (Humphrey) can’t get McCarthy.” Shriver, Kennedy’s brother-in-law who headed the Peace Corps and the antipoverty program before becoming ambassador this spring, has never run for public office. HHP ipBf IIH EDWARD KENNEDY . . . Not This Year Humphrey aides, who have insisted no decision on the vice presidency was imminent, have said that both McCarthy and Shriver are possibilities. There is also support from within the Humphrey camp for Harris, who is cochairman of the vice president’s campaign along with Sen. Walter F. Mon-dale, D-Minn. But an aide said the 37-year-old Oklahoma Democrat has given no thought to the possibility- Texas Gov. John B. Connally, who had criticized the possibility of a Kennedy candidacy earlier in the week, said in Austin, Tex., that he and five other Southern and border state governors told Humphrey Thursday to choose a running mate “more moderate than you are.” In his statement, Kennedy said he would regard the nomination as “a high honor and a challenge to further public service” but that “For me, this year, it is impossible.” He said that the reasons are entirely personal in view of the heavy family responsibilities thrust on him by the assassination last month of his brother, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y. City Gets More Moisture The Albert Lea area received .25 inches of rain in the late hours Friday and the early hours Saturday. The Wells area reported .22 inches of moisture time period. Harold Peterson, Utility Super-tendent said the situation is pretty well under control. “We are still getting considerable ground infiltration in the sanitary sewers.’’ The only serious problem remaining is along Frank Hall Drive, according to Peterson. “There is a pump near the sewage treatment plant, pumping excess water from the sanitary sewer to prevent back - ups in the area,” he added. (Another weather story, page 12) OFFICES STAY OPEN Latest Word DOUBLE TROUBLE — After taking eight guard posts on Interstate 90, early Saturday and rolling over on its top, the car, (top) driven by Jerrol A. Olson, Austin, was struck by the car (bottom) driven by Stephan Russell, Austin. Olson and a passenger in the Russell car were injured, but not seriously. See story on page 12. (Tribune Photos) WASHINGTON (AP) -The first in a series of postal service cutbacks, scheduled to take effect Saturday, has been put off for a week while Congress considers exempting the Post Office Department from federal manpower reductions. Postmaster General W. Marvin Watson announced the stay late Friday after the Senate voted to exempt postal service from the manpower cuts, dictated by the recently passed income tax bill. He gave the House a week to follow suit. Under a timetable announced July 12 the department had planned to cut window service today at first and second class post offices to a maximum of two hours and to put Saturday collections from street boxes on Sunday schedules. The department said these Were the first steps in a sharp curtailment of operations that eventually would lead to closing of 12,000 small branches and restricting of residential deliveries to four days a week. The Senate added its exemption as a rider to a minor post office bill, opening the way for House approval without having to go through the committee process. Congress is scheduled to adjourn next Friday until September so members can attend the national political conventions. Service As Usual Albert Lea Postmaster Stan Sevaldson received word of the postponement in plans late Friday night and ordered offices open Saturday morning as usual In Albert Lea. Sevaldson said he was waiting for further word from higher officials as to what to do next Saturday. Closing of the local office on Saturday, except for an allowance to pick up mail for two hours from boxes, would save about eight hours, Sevaldson said. Searles to Represent State After Victory at Plow Match Kiester Man Tells Story of Survival IN TODAY'S TRIBUNE No ‘Smash Hits’ Page IO New Restaurant Page ll Rochester’s Boxing Page 17 Pride AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) - Harold Searles Jr. will represent Minnesotain the National Plowing Contest after fashioning a neat furrow to win the state contest for light plowing Friday. By furrowing the best half acre among seven contestants, Searles won $125 first prize. He’ll carry state hopes into the contest at Hershey, Pa., in September. He is secretary-treasurer of the Minnesota Plowmen’s Association, and surpassed the third-place showing of the association’s president, Richard Denier of St, Peter, who got $50 in pize money. Second place went to Bernard Neitseld of Melrose, Minn., who got $75, plus $200 toward the trip to the national contest as the Gopher State’s other contestant in the light plowing fea-ure. Searles had qualified for trip money earlier, contest spokesmen said. Other finishers Friday were: 4. Duane Dolzmann, Minnesota Lake, $25. 5. William Lonergan, Austin, $10. 6. Ivan Behnken, Rochester, $5. 7. Paul Klingfus, Austin, $5. Heavy plow competition on the Martin Bustad and son farm southwest of here will take place today to decide two other contestants in the national contest. Fifteen farmers are expected to enter. INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A hardy Minnesota sportsman was able to tell from his hospital bed today how he managed to survive injuries in a wilderness plane crash for six days. A loaf of bread, nearby lake water, a raincoat and some mosquito repellant were four of the necessary ingredients that Jerry Roalstad, 45, of Kiester, Minn., used in maintaining life following the crash that killed his passenger - friend, Walter Albers, 41, also of Kiester. They crashed on a landing attempt in their pontoon-equipped airplane last Sunday about 45 miles north of Fort Frances, Ont., near Harris Lake. Roalstad owns a cabin in the rugged Canadian country and the two had gone there on a fishing trip. “I had next to nothing to eat — a slice of bread a day,” Roalstad related. “I was confined to a pretty small area, but I managed to drag myself around a little with a paddle.” That got him to the lake for water. The raincoat helped shield him from nightime temperatures that dipped into the 40s. And the repellant helped ward off the incessantly fercious appetite of mosquitoes. Roalstad suffered fractures of the ribs and pelvis and many bruises when he and Albers were hurled from the plane as it crashed about 30 feet from the water. He also had a gash in his side but didn’t lose much blood. The air spotters who found the wreckage about 8 a.m. Friday were employes of Rainy Lake Airways. An employe of Roalstad; who owns Borderline Siding and Roofing Co., called the air service after his boss failed to return as he expected on Thursday. Albers was a salesman for Gopher Shooting Supply Co., Waseca. The searchers landed within an hour and took Roalstad out, then returned for Albers’ body. Roalstad said he’d heard planes but couldn’t attract their attention. The woods were too damp for him to start a fire, said Roalstad. Albers’ survivors include his widow Norma and five children, David 15, Patricia ll, Brenda 6, Paul 5 and John 3. His father, Herman Albers, survives at Wells; a sister, Mrs. Leslie (Doris) Thisted, Twin Lakes, and a brother, Herbert Albers, Walters, survive. His mother, Minnie Albers, d>ed in September, 1967. A brother, Robert, died in infancy; and another brother, Henry, a resident of Wells, died in 1962. Albers was born June I, 1927, at Walters. He graduated from Kiester High School and spent four and a half years in the Navy. He married Norma Oppe-dahl Jan. 7, 1951, at Bricelyn. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, K i e s-ter; taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. He was an outstanding vocal soloist and of-en sang at weddings and funerals. He was a member of Kiester American Legion Post 454. Funeral services are pending. It is thought they will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jerome G. Ban-gert officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Heitner Funeral Chapel. Wells, has charge of arrangements. ONE OF MANY — Crews were kept busy this past week repairing and cleaning the refreshment stands for the 1968 Freeborn County Fair. Admission to the Fairgrounds is one dollar, children under 12 years are admitted free. All grandstand performances are free to the public. (Entertainment story and pictures, page 2) »

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