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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - May 20, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota The volume 82, no. 119 single copy 30 cents sunday Albert Lea Minnesota sunday May 20, 1979tribune lists 181 so 40 Page who was Harriet Lane or Are Albert Lea Street names in Harmony by Chris Manahan Tribune staff writer editor s note the following information was collected from City plats the ish history of Freeborn county Bodney Bergle. Rotter conning and Chet Jones it by no Means exhausts the subject of Street names hut attempts to highlight their diversity. Who is Minnie Madden and Why does she have a Street named after her Why is East Trail on the West Side of town and South i Ane North of main Street visitors to Albert Lea might ask those questions when they land on Minnie Madden Street lost or fail to find the family reunion picnic before Nightfall. City streets an outsider might say Are not in a Harmony Quot Avenue. A a a pleasant Avenue drive through town some May say. Can result in never finding your Home again changing Street names to numbers is a Quot capital Tirane idea a visitor might say but to be perfectly Quot Frank Avenue about it changing names to numbers would Quot spark Avenue quite a controversy. What would the City Quot Hope Lane to gain it is an almost certain Quot Prospect Quot Avenue the City would lose part of its history when Albert Lea began its first plat in 1859 carried the names of some streets still in existence today William and Elizabeth streets were inspired by William Morin a town founder and at the time of his death in 1887, the largest landowner in Freeborn county William was his first name and Elizabeth was his wife smother s name. Morin s Mother in Law died in 1840 shortly after giving birth to her daughter Margaret. Morin s wife Newton Street later to become Avenue May have derived from the relative of founding father. George s Ruble Ruble the second town resident in 1855. Had a son by the name of Charles Newton Ruble a Niece of Ruble s was the inspiration behind Katherine Street when Albert in a began. Morin owned everything West of Broadway and George Ruble owned everything East of Broadway. According to Chet Jones a civil Engineer whose firm plan ted Many of the City a subdivisions since the late 1920 s Quot it was t absolute fact Quot said Jones Quot but the general opinion and thought at the time a the Morin and Ruble family names Are carried on in recent Days by Morin Lane. Willa More drive Willamor Road and Ruble Avenue Ruble Avenue ironically is a Short distance from Sibley Avenue named after Minnesota a first governor. Henry Sibley Ruble fought with Sibley again la inst indians on the Dakota Plains during the summer of 1863 another of the towns original Street. Clark blazed the Way for City merchant named for Julius Clark whose log hut was the City a first store the Street has always been the dividing line Between North and South Albertl a Clarks store constructed during an 1r56 building Bee by town residents was located appropriately at 119 e Clark St the Friendly persuasion by Ruble that brought Clark to the new town wore off two years later when Clark went Back to Ohio where he previously operated a store As the City grew developers submitted their plats and Street to the Register of deeds and later the City clerk s office Street names were Quot pretty much left up to the Developer said Jones when he Drew up plats Jones said he would Call the City Engineer s office to Check whether the new Street names conflicted with any existing names an alphabetical list of streets was kept at the City engineers office i ocal developers seem to be a very personable lot if one looks at the l2 year history of Street names in town since 1859. When Elizabeth and William first graced the City thoroughfares More than 40 names have been used As Street names Alice runs along Side of Raymond near the Fountain Shore while Fredrick. Lloyd. Cheryl and Amelia hang around the Freeborn county Fairgrounds St Mary one of the original City streets was later joined by saints Jacob. John Joseph Peter and Thomas a Railroad addition platted in 1870 spewed out eight North South City Street named for of residents the of the presidential roadways met their demise when railroads crossed a Large Section of the addition Zachary Taylor. Andrew Jackson and James Monroe avenues All succumbed Lin Coin Adams Madison Jef Ferson and Washington remain and James Garfield and Warren Harding were honoured elsewhere later Lineal people have their share of Street namesakes Blackmer. Rot Ford Clausen Eberhart. Frank Hall. Hammer. Hemen Way. John fairy Massee. Rezin and wedge to name a few Cato drive does not Honor the roman statesman one might expect but a local Developer Cato c. Trolen he platted Cato drive and the Trolen subdivision in 1957 an equally unique Minnie Madden Street sits on the North Side a Monument apparently to a local fan of the popular actress whose heyday was during the 1870 s a local education Leader Russell b Abbott lends his name to Abbott Street the Road no through the former Campus of the Albert i a College for women where Abbott was president 18 years after its doors opened in 1885 not All Street names Honor people though Harriet italic is the name of the civil War Steamer on which continued on Page 2 ivc my Energy official says Gas supplies to be Short again in summer of 1980 Washington a Gas Ltd line will be in Short Supply at least until october and the shortage will repeat itself in the summer of 1980, a top Federal Energy official is predicting David Bardin head of the Energy departments economic regulatory administration told a congressional hearing the Best Way for americans to Cope with the crisis is to drive less. A leave your car Home one Day a week and we will get through it a Bardin told a House committee at a hearing Friday. While not specifically mentioning legislation now gaining support in Congress that would require Drivers to Park their cars one Day a week Bardins comments put the administration on record in support of the general idea. Quot the gasoline shortage is real Quot Bardin testified Quot because the planet Earth has been producing less crude Oil than All the people Bardin told lawmakers he believed the severe shortage in California would be eased slightly in the coming weeks but Rte said that there a a limit to what government can do and that gasoline conservation by record a exports predicted Duluth Minn. Apr agricultural exports this year will set records for tonnage shipped and dollars earned apiculture Secretary Bob Bergland predicted Friday. Bergland in Duluth for a tour of the Duluth Superior port said the agriculture department would release it Export predictions saturday he said Farmers were in Quot excellent shape economically. Of 435 crops grown in the United states Bergland said Only about to Are in trouble each year. It is Farmers growing those to crops he said who criticize the agriculture Secretary a because he a Crim increases in states St. Paul Minn. Apr serious crimes in Minnesota Rose about 5 per cent in the first three months of this year compared with the same period a year ago but there was a sharper Rise for violent crimes. Bank robberies were up 212 per cent on the basis of 25 occurrences Early this year. Figures from the state Bureau of criminal apprehension showed violent crimes against persons up 39 per cent. Robberies were up 40 per cent aggravated assault 45 per cent and reported rapes 26 per cent. Murders declined 13 per cent with 20 murders reported in the first three months of the year. There were almost 18,000 Larcenie and thefts in the period up 5.4 per cent. The amount of property lost toiled $3.29 million. Bill Aioli bet Merit pay St. Paul Minn. Apr the Minnesota House passed 124-1 and sent to gov. Al Quie Friday night a Bill which abolishes Merit pay for top appointive officials in state government. Current Law permits the state personnel Board with the governor s approval to Grant annual Lump sum Merit raises of up to to per cent of base salary. Senate okays Marl Uana research St. Paul Minn. Apr a Bill allowing the use of marijuana in medical research programs was approved by the Minnesota Senate Friday and sent to gov. Al Quie. A Quie aide said the governor would Reserve judgment until he checks with opponents in the medical Community. The Senate passed the Bill 36-27. Six other states have approved medical use of marijuana. Under the Bill marijuana could be used in research programs a moved by the state health department. Some researchers Lieve marijuana May be useful for treatment of glaucoma and the nausea which accompanies chemotherapy for cancer. However sen. Nancy Brataas in Rochester said a new study by the Mayo clinic showed that marijuana was no better than a Standard drug for the Side effects of chemotherapy. Former Solon to enter prison St. Paul Minn. Apr former state sen. George Conzemius lost another round in court Friday and it appears hell begin serving an 18-month sentence at Sandstone Federal prison in Minnesota monday. Conzemius who is from Cannon Falls was convicted by a Federal jury last year of defrauding the Hastings Farmers cooperative elevator of about $100,000. He was sentenced by . District judge Donald Alsop. He remained free on bail during a series of appeals but Friday the 8th . Circuit court of appeals meeting in St. Paul rejected his motion to remain free on bail until his latest Appeal is decided. Sandstone inmate escapes Sandstone Minn. Apr an inmate escaped Friday night by going Over a Wall at the Sandstone Federal prison in East Central Minnesota prison officials said saturday. It. Bill Hodges prison correctional supervisor identified the Escapee As James Stanley Snedeker 42, whose last known address was new Hope a Northern twin cities suburb. Snedeker had been serving a 14-year sentence for Bank robbery and assault since 1969, Hodges said. Prison officials believe Snedeker was headed South from the prison which is in Pine county. Hodges said Snedeker Quot should be considered Hodges described Snedeker As White 5 feet 5 inches tall 145 pounds with Brown hair and Blue eyes. Details of the escape were not immediately known. Hodges said it occurred sometime Between 8 . And 9 . The Public is a must. Elsewhere Friday Energy Secretary James Schlesinger ageed that a there is no great Supply of Oil out there a said California could greatly reduce its fuel shortages by enforcing Speed limits and easing environmental restrictions and took sen. Edward m. Kennedy to task for the Massachusetts democrats criticism of Carters Energy policies. Reward offered in shooting Afton Minn a friends Are collecting Reward Money in Hopes in might help help solve the fatal besting of Marty Wohlenhaus 18, a Stillwater High school Pupil. The student was found in her Afton Home May 8, an hour after school ended. She had massive head wounds and died two Days later friends collected $335 from Afton area businesses Friday and a spokesman for a sep to Minneapolis St. Paul said the station has established a separate $1,000 Reward fund through its Quot secret witness program. In addition a Stillwater business has added $500. A Washington county sheriffs spokesman Scott Kline said investigators Are questioning everyone they can about the incident. Inside the Tribune nationally. Schlesinger said a a we re at 92 percent of last year s supplies at the present Quot time we Hope to see that Rise somewhat during the summer. At least to 96. 97 percent of last years supplies maybe As High As too a but he also said prospects for plentiful gasoline supplies later this summer Are Quot grim a on Capitol Hill Bardin also disclosed that the administration has quietly Given major Oil companies a Green Light to buy additional Oil supplies on the progressive Appeal denied Chicago a a Federal appeals court has turned Down the progressive magazines request for faster review of a court order barring its publication of an article on the Workings of a Hydrogen bomb. The appeals court ruling Friday scheduled Oral arguments on the Appeal for september a preliminary in Junction handed Down March 26 halted publication of the article in the Wisconsin based monthly the government contends that the article uncovered secrets that could help other nations build nuclear weapons the Magazine argues that the article was compiled from information available to the Public. High Price International Quot spot Quot Market this is Oil which is not under contract and which Sells to the highest purchaser a usually far in excess of the posted world Market Price of around $14 50 a barrel at the height of the iranian turmoil the administration had urged major Oil companies not to Purchase this expensive Oil assistant police chief selected Tom Menning police it Thomas Menning was selected Friday by chief of police Clarence l Ayer for the ration of assistant chief ice Ayers is recommending that the appointment of Menning take place monday Menning was employed As a patrolman by the Albert i a police department six years ago. And was promoted to the rank of lieutenant three years ago he has a master of science degree in social science from Winona state University and has environmental problems could delay paper firm St Cloud Minn a it St. Regis paper co., after calling off a $200 million project in Sartell because of delays caused by environmental rules May face similar problems at a Canadian site Canadian government officials said Friday the project at Hinton. Alberta could be delayed or halted because of Timber rights and environmental rules the St Cloud times reported in a copyright Story. The company announced tuesday it was abandoning the Sartell expansion because of environmental studies ordered by the state of Minnesota officials have said construction at the Canadian site will begin this fall. St. Regis announced tuesday it was switching the Sartell expansion to Hinton because of the time it would take to Complete environmental studies the $2on million expansion which would have created 227 new jobs in the Sartell St. Cloud area could not be built until an environmental statement is finished pc officials working at an accelerated Pace will finish the study by Jan is. Said Dale my Michael of the pc St Regis which had wanted the study done this summer is proceeding with it in preparation for development at Sartell several years in the future in Alberta. St Regis is of of 17 companies vying for Timber right to a 3.5 million acre parcel North of Hinton. Construction of the Hinton Plant is contingent ousted state representative announces re election Effort upon getting those rights Quot we re confident Well get said St. Regis Public affairs manager John Gould but Ron Davis an environmental Impact assessment coordinator for the Alberta department of environment said he does not think St Regis will get the rights one of the government s priorities in developing the Timber parcel on the East Edge of the Rocky mountains is that the project help the Economy of a town called grand Cache the St Regis proposal provides some jobs for that town hut not As Many As other proposals. Davis said. In addition be said the environment department has been trying to get St Regis to upgrade its air and water Quality standards at the Hinton Plant for several years improvements have been made. Davis said but the company would be scrutinized for environmental problems because of its past performance St. Paul Minn a with Deflers unanimously con Vinced of his guilt and inde pendent republicans undivided in asserting his innocence Republican rep. Robert Pavlak was ousted from the Minnesota House Friday on a part line vote. He immediately proclaimed his intention to run again in a special election As did his opponent in last Falls disputed election Arnold Kempe of West St. Paul. Pavlak 54, was accused of breaking state election Laws last fall in his 321-vote Victory Over Dufler Arnold Kempe West St. Paul. He distributed copies of an erroneous newspaper editorial which said Kempe voted Only four times out of 300 opportunities. Kempe had missed 329 Rol Call votes during his last term but had actually voted More than 1,400 times. The vote to unseat Pavlak on grounds he violated state election Law was 67-66, with All 67 House Deflers voting for Pav Lak s ouster and republicans opposing it. Pavlak could not vote on his unseating and awaited the results at hone. The five term St. Paul lawmaker was released from St. Joseph s Hospital thursday after suffering temporary memory loss which doctors said was due to stress. Within an hour after the House vote Pavlak told a news conference at his Home he would run again in a special election. Gov. Al Quie set the primary for june 5, with the Runoff june 19. Kempe also said he will run again. Quot i May have been knocked Down but in a not Defeated a Pavlak told reporters. A a in Man honest Man and Imi continue to be one,.i Hope and Pray they can live with their conscience. I know i can because in be done nothing there was an uncharacteristic hush in the House chamber during the 44-hour debate As speaker after speaker got up to argue. Just before the final vote. House in floor Leader Gerry Knickerbocker Hopkins played a tape recorded Appeal from Pavlak a i firmly believe that neither i nor anyone acting on my behalf did anything in bad Faith regarding the reprinting of the editorial and i do not feel that i have committed any act which would entitle you to vote to unseat me Quot Pavlak told the House in the recorded message Pavlak said that As a police officer for 30years he has sworn to uphold the Law. Quot i have been involved in nine political campaigns and have been meticulous in each and every me of them Quot said Pav lakes voice Over the loudspeakers. He called it a Small part of a vigorous Campaign that had revolved around Kempes voting record. Pavlak called it Quot the Issue of legislative truancy a it was the first time in to years that the House had voted to unseat one of its members on an unfair Campaign practice charge. The Minnesota Constitution gives each House of the legislature the right to judge the qualifications of its own 3 family Page. 5 deaths.27 opinion Page. 4 sports.20 Bridge .13 to guide.14 daily records.27 served in the army his wife. Joan is a part time registered nurse at the Fountain Lake treatment Center they have one child a son. Patrick the testing for the position took place tuesday and wednesday with nine applicants Ayers is recommending an initial salary of $20,254 police station taken Over red Lake. Minn a several men took Over the Bureau of Indian affairs police station saturday and a woman whose dismissal As a tribal officer apparently triggered the siege entered the building shortly before noon in an apparent Effort to end the takeover there were reports unconfirmed. Of gunfire and of hostages being held Stephanie Hanson reported the 4 a in takeover in an Early morning Telephone Call to the associated press in Minneapolis a reporter at the scene said mrs Haason went inside the police station shortly before noon in an Effort to talk the men out of the takeover the reporter also said the men had demanded to talk with reporters attendants at a rid Lake Hospital said two men had been brought in this morning with gunshot wounds but they would not say whether the wounds were related to the takeover the two were said to be in Good condition a Bemidji Hospital said one red let Ake Man with a gunshot wound in his leg. Was brought in but there was no word on whether the injury was sustained siege As a result of the a i air photo j will run again a former stat rep. Robert Pavlak his wife at his Side Tola a news conference Friday he will run again. Pavlak was ousted from his Minnesota House seat in a 67-66 part line vote by other House members. Members republicans argued that Pavlak had been denied due process because he had been unable to take part in the legislative proceedings. A special four member subcommittee had visited him in his Hospital room wednesday to ask some questions. Patrick of Neill Pavlakos attorney later told reporters no decision has been made on an Appeal of the due process Issue to the state supreme court a every member of this body has the right to defend himself or herself Quot said rep John Rose in Roseville Quot its not what we have to do its How we Are doing Quot this Isnit a Bill you re dealing with a said Knickerbocker Quot its a Many a life your vote makes a difference to that rep Ken Nelson Del Minneapolis said he was confident Pavlak would win re election if unseated. Quot i am voting against what i feel is a very significant violation of Campaign practices a a said Nelson if Pavlak regains his seat Nelson said Quot there a no shift of Power in this Quot in a sure this is going to be billed As a political vote by a lot of the Media a he added although the action gives Deflers a 67-66 advantage in the House Republican Rod Searle of Waseca will continue As speaker unless Dpi ers win the special election House Del floor Leader Harry Sieben Hastings said Deflers would make no changes in the final three Days of the current legislative session. Pavlak is the first lawmaker to lose his seat since rep Barney Bischoff Del Hibbing was ousted on a voice vote on feb 7, 1969 Republican aligned conservatives controlled the House by an 85-50 margin in that session that unfair Campaign charge was brought by Jack Fena a Hibbing Dufler Quot who currently is a member of the Minnesota tax court. Senate adopts $146.5 million pay hike Bill St Paul Minn a the Minnesota Senate approved a pay Bill Early saturday which Grants salary increases to 42,450 state employees including top officials in state government. The vote was 59-1 most employees receive pay raises of 7 percent in each of the next two years totalling some $146.5 million included in the package is a $450 Bonus for 19,000 workers represented by Council 6 of the american federation of state Federal and municipal employees the two $225 payments to be made about july i of each year Are designed to bring the Council 6 agreement in line with later wage settlements won by state Community College teachers. Council 6 is the largest state employee Union and its settlements have set the pattern for other unions but this year its Early settlement was used by Many of the 30 other bargaining units Quot to win larger increases the Quie administration voluntarily reopened negotiations with Council 6 and agreed to the $450 Bonus atop the previous agreement an attempt to extend the Bonus to 4,400 nonunion employees was voted Down 42-18 the Bill sponsored by Senate majority Leader Nicholas Coleman now goes to the House which has Only acted on a pay Bill for Council 6 a House sen ate conference committee will put together the final pay pack a a the Bill gives top state officials and judges two step increases. For example the governors $58,000 salary is raised to $62,000 july i and to $66,500 a year ago the attorney general goes from $49,000 to $52,500 and $56,000, while the lieutenant governor Secretary of state auditor and treasurer would be raised to $38,000 and then $41,000 the chief Justice of the supreme court is hikes from $52,-ooo to $56,000 and $59,000 while associate justices Are raised to $52,500 and $56,000 District judges arc increased from $42. Too t o $45,000 a and t Hen $48,000 the top salary for a department head currently $45, my for the commissioner of finance is raised to $48,000 july i and to $51,500 a year later. The Bill says local governments cannot pay their top officials More than to percent of the finance com missioner s salary. Sells fencing by using a want and this Man had no trouble telling a White rail Fence by placing an and in the Low Cost Tribune want and Section. 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