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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - October 28, 1979, Albert Lea, Minnesota The sunday Tribune vol. 82, no 254 single copy 30 cons Albert Lea Minnesota sunday october 28, 1979 uses 181-580 30 pages interstate order review requested by Nick Moti Tribune Sterf writer motions filed recently by two state agencies May have an effect on How much interstate Power company ipod refunds to its electrical customers and when those refunds will he made according to Mary Hardy of the Minnesota Public service commission it pc the state s participating department staff Psi has asked the commission to reconsider a portion of its order concerning pc s rate increase request the acts As an Independent party in Utility rate cases the commission ruled in september that it would have to refund almost to million in Over charges to its Minnesota electrical customers and that it would have to develop a refund procedure and new rate scheduled by oct 2 but it now appears that with the motion and another filed by the state office of consumer services the october deadline will be extended and As a result. Refunds held up according to ted Sullivan also a pc staff member the commission will decide whether to reconsider portions of its order at a meeting nov i if the commission decides not to reconsider. Pc will have to Days to comply with the original order. Sullivan explained however if the commission decides to reconsider the original order is suspended and the commission will set another meeting to deliberate the Points in question when the Issue is resolved Sullivan continued. Pc would have to comply with the amended order within to Days. According to Hardy if the commission reconsiders and rules in favor of the . Quot its a Safe generalization to say that the refund would but she does t know How much according to Hardy these Are the Point that the wants reconsidered the residential rate design in its original decision the commission ordered pc to establish optional rates for Large customers remove area differentials which would allow Consumers in outlying areas to pay the same rate As Consumers in Albert in a. And develop Quot financial rewards Quot for Consumers who conserve it is not Clear whether the objects to those Points or wants other changes made in the rate design a items used by pc in its test year which determined the amount of increase it requested. These items include depreciation expense adjustments which have an effect on the rate base wage expenses the originally wanted the commission to remove about $49,000 of this expense from consideration in the test year but the commission refused and extraordinary property loss he claimed during the test year according to an pc spokesman in Dubuque. Iowa the Utility Friday mailed a response to the motion to the commission the spokesman did to however divulge the nature of the response in addition to the motion the office of consumer services has filed a separate motion for reconsideration Eldon Spencer or. Supervisor of the residential Utility consumer unit of consumer services. Said his Agency wants the pc to reconsider a rate Structure which will make residential rates lower than those for business Spencer said it s his Agency a opinion that residential customers Are More stable sources of income for pc than business customers and As a result should be charged less for electricity news highlights South Korea s Park killed in gunfight up lot photo troops on Alert a South korean troops Ore on Alert in Seoul South Korea s capital City following the shooting death Friday of president Park Chung Hee. Martial Law was declared by acting president Choi Kyu hah to maintain stability during the change in leadership. Seoul South Korea apr president Park Chung Hee who ruled South Korea with an Iron fist for More than in Vears. Was slain by the chief of the nation s Central intelligence Agency in a shooting Brawl at Kycia Headquarters the government said saturday it said his death was an Accident prime minister hoi Kyu hah was named acting president at an emergency Cabinet meeting four hours after Park died Friday night he immediately dared martial Law and placed the armed forces on Alert Quot to guard against any North korean moves Quot during a possible leadership crisis Quot this is the time for All .17 million it South korean people to stay Calm and their Best to preserve the country for our sur Vival Quot a hoi said in an emotional nation wide radio Broad cast this morning hoi. A Fin year old former Diplomat is regarded As an administrator without a political base the Carter administration or dered an Alert for the Sam troops stationed in South Korea and in a Clear warning to communist North Korea said it Quot will react strongly to any external Carter assures South Korea . Will defend Korea from attack Wisconsin reciprocity a Rood Madison wis. Apr a 10-year reciprocity agreement Between Wisconsin and Minnesota won unanimous approval from the Wisconsin higher education aids Board Friday the agreement provides for a waiver of nonresident tuition for students from either state enrolled at a University or College operated by the other state. It also stipulates that neither state profit at the expense of the other. More Minnesota students attend Wisconsin schools than Wisconsin students attend the Minnesota schools and Wisconsin thus has been reimbursed by the state of Minnesota but the new agreement trims by 50 percent the payments to Wisconsin siamese twins to be tested Minneapolis apr Complex tests will be made Early next week to determine whether the siamese twin boys born in Minneapolis thursday share a heart or any other vital organs Quot we Don t know yet just what organs they share a a or John Fangman. A neonatologist caring for the babies at Minneapolis children a health Center said late Friday. The identical twins joined facing each other from the base of the neck to the upper Abdomen were in stable but serious condition in the Hospital s neonatal intensive care unit. The twins had some Early respiratory problems but those had been mostly overcome by the time they were 24 hours old. Doctors said Amtrak jurisdiction questioned Denver apr lawyers hoping to keep Amtrak from eliminating three Money losing passenger trains have one week to reply to government contentions that Amtrak a decision is exempt from judicial review. In Oral arguments Friday before the loth . Circuit court of appears a department of transportation lawyer suggested the court lacks authority to overrule Congress vote to eliminate the trains. The argument was not expected by attorneys from Kansas Minnesota and the City of Nashville. Tenn. Who have sued to prevent abandonment of the three routes the lawyers were granted an additional week to file a reply with the appeals court. Transportation department lawyer Brigid Hynes Chiren said Congress already has approved an Amtrak route plan that Calls for discontinuing the three trains. She said the court cannot overrule this approval. Byrna endorses Kennedy Chicago apr mayor Jayne Byrne will endorse sen. Edward m. Kennedy for the democratic presidential nomination on tuesday one Day after she tells president Carter of her decision the mayor s press Secretary says. Mrs Byrne made her decision based on a poll taken in Illinois and after talks with party leaders both of which indicated Carter is considered unlikely to win in Illinois according to the press aide Michael Sneed Quot she s a Democrat and she made her decision based on the poll that was taken and on discussions Quot with local democratic officials which showed Carters chances Are slim in Illinois miss Sneed said. Lanca trial won t be moved Atlanta apr a Federal magistrate has refused a motion to move the banking fraud trial of former Federal budget director Bert Lance from Atlanta to Rome a. Lance and three co defendants had asked magistrate Allen l. Chancey or. To relocate the trial in Rome about 65 Miles Northwest of Atlanta and 20 Miles South of Calhoun lancers Hometown. The defendants All residents of Northwest Georgia argued that it would be inconvenient and an added expense to be tried in Atlanta. They said Rome would also be More convenient for most witnesses expected to testify during the trial. The government opposed the motion for Transfer. Mankato teachers Settle Mankato Minn. Apr the 5<� Merber Mankato teachers association approved a two year contract with their school Board Friday. The new pact includes Benefit increases totalling 17 percent. The Mankato school Board was scheduled to meet saturday to formalize the agreement. In Lake City Friday the school Board ratified a two year contract with its teachers. That contract provides average increases in base pay of $1,500 As Well As improved benefits. Washington a pres ident Carter is assuring South Korea the United states will stand behind its treaty commitments. But administration officials say it is too soon to Tell what shape the new government there will take the immediate administration reaction to Friday s bizarre events in Seoul in which president Park Chung Hee was killed was to place . Forces in South Korea on Alert and warn North Korea that the United states would a react strongly to any external attempt to exploit t he a few hours later. Carter dispatched a letter to acting president a hoi Kyu hah Quot let me assure you As you assume your duties As acting president that the United states government will continue to stand firmly behind its treaty commitments Quot to defend South Korea from outside attack. Carter wrote Quot our thoughts will be with you and the korean people during this difficult time Quot in the letter released at the White House Carter referred to Park As Quot a firm Friend of America a staunch ally and an Able Quot in particular his role in koreans remarkable economic development will not be forgot ten Quot Carter said speaking privately administration officials said they had been told by sources in the South korean government there was growing dissatisfaction with Parks Rule but they said they had had no Advance warning of what would happen and Are still not certain what was behind his death. The officials were sceptical of South koreans official Story that Park was shot accidentally asked if he believed that account. One official snorted Quot you Quot the officials said they Felt hoi would be Only a figurehead and that the Power behind the new government seemed to be the military which proclaimed martial Law and issued a decree closing universities and cracking Down on All forms of dissent Quot we Don t know their plans or who is masterminding this Quot one official said the embassy in Seoul received word of the change in government in an Early morning Telephone conversation a More than two hours Indore the korean pimple did Carter was advised of the situation at 2pm and met immediately with National Security adviser Zbigniew by 7. I ski other meetings followed at the White House. State department and Pentagon Kim Jae Kyu attempt to exploit the North Korea reported Park s death without further comment the soviet news Media gave it Only Brief coverage and the chinese had no immediate comment in Washington. Carter administration officials privately said they doubted the killing was accidental and said they had been told by South korean government sources there was growing dissatisfaction with the Park regime South korean authorities said they were questioning Kycia chief Kim Lac Kyu the government said he killed the 62-year-old Park during an argument with the president s chief bodyguard. Cha Chi Chul Cha and four other Security guards died in the gunfire hip government said Seoul s Dong a radio quoted unidentified sources As saying Park was shot twice a once in the Back of the head and once through the Chest from front to Hack. The radio said Park and Cha were shot inside the dining mom at Kycia Headquarters just Soo Yards from the Blue House the president s official residence other bodyguards were shot As they tried to enter the room where Park was hit. I it Ong a reported government spokesmen would not comment on the radio report or provide further details of the shooting but they did deny a coup had taken place Kim. 53. Was named head of the Kycia by Park in 1976 he was considered a key figure in continued on Page 2 by Bank admits error inflated fed figures Rural electric co Ops want spa improvements Edina. Mirin a six Rural electric associations have threatened not to pay for any More major expansions in service unless their Power supplier. Cooperative Power association spa of Edina improves its management the St. Cloud times reported Friday. Stearns electric association of Melrose which Sells electricity to most of Rural Stearns county is one of the six Rural coops that has criticized spa. In a Resolution submitted at an oct 5 spa Board meeting. Stearns electric said its Board of directors enter into any new agreement with spa until Steps Are taken to improve its management. Spa provides Power to 19 electric associations in Southern and Western Minnesota. It was one of two co Ops that combined to build the controversial West Central Minnesota direct current Power line from Underwood n .d., to Delano Minn. One member of each electric association sits on a pay a Board of directors. The other five associations registering com plaints with spa in october were Rune Stone of Alexandria. Lake Region of Pelican rapids and Agri Lite electric association of Benson which together serve much of West Central Minnesota Dakota electric association. Farmington which serves an area South of the twin cities and Steele Waseca of Owatonna which serves an area East of Mankato. Officials of those co Ops cited a variety of reasons for their displeasure. Quot it s no one thing in particular Quot said Wendall Olson Stearns electric representative on the spa Board. Quot the Board at spa and our Board just disagree. I guess it All started with the Power line. We disagreed with the Way some of the decisions were handled Olson said among the issues on which Stearns and several other associations have disagreed with spa Board and managers according to several Board members Are a whether spa should build a new $8 million office building in Eden Prairie How to distribute among members a $12 million debt from plans for a nuclear Plant near Tyrone. Wis whether spa general manager ted Jenniek should resign new York a manufacturers Hanover Trust co has of up to a major accounting error that made the nation s Money Supply appear $1 7 billion larger than it really was and gave some Wall Street traders fits. Manufacturers Hanover the nation s fourth largest Bank said in a statement Friday that there were reporting errors that Quot grew out of a new form we used to calculate data reported to the Federal Reserve Quot the Bank did not say when it started using Tim new form or Why a change had been made the error which passed undetected into the Federal Reserve s influential report on the Money Supply also May have briefly distorted financial policy making and unnecessarily depressed the value of Many Bonds earlier this month an angry rep Henry s Heuss. Chairman of the House banking committee has asked All seven members of the fed to appear before his committee on monday to explain How such an Quot appalling and destructive Quot error could have occurred the error showed up in the feds figures for the Basic Money Supply during the first two weeks of the month. The figures include Cash and funds in checking accounts and an based on reports from major Banks the fed. In an Effort to control inflation sets targets for Money Supply growth which it state reporters see Little of Park Story by Judy Allen Tribune Ashing on Bureau Washington while Minnesota reporters were being briefed by president Jimmy Carter and everyone else who s anyone in the White House Friday the Days most dramatic Story was breaking behind the scenes. Carters National Security advisor Zbigniew first hinted at the South korean uprising and assassination of president Park Chung Hee when he excused himself from a mid afternoon session with about 25 Minnesota press representatives to conduct a meeting of the National Security Council later while the reporters were enjoying cocktails at the mansion vice president anti mrs Walter Mondale. Word of the attempted coup reached the group the representatives of Minnesota s newspaper television and radio stations were Mon Dales guests at a Dav Long White House briefing that featured a press conference with Carter in the Cabinet room lunch with Mondale in his office and intimate question and answer sessions with Domestic affairs assistant Stuart Eizenstat Secretary of state Cyrus Vance. Treasury Secretary g William Miller. Deputy defense Secretary Graham Claytor Deputy Energy Secretary John swahili Bre i ski and a Trio of exports on the Home heating Oil situation the out of town editors continued on Page 2 inc May overspend for takeover Milwaukee Road authorized to Stop service on 4,700 Miles of track c inside the Tribune comics.20 crossword.19 opinion Page. 4 bridge.13 daily records.25 family Page. 5 deaths.25 sports.16 to guide. In horoscope.12 Chicago a a Federal judge says the interstate Commerce commission May overspend its budget if necessary to finance rail service on Western tracks of the Milwaukee Road. Quot our government is powerful enough and solvent enough to Supply the funds Quot . District court judge Thomas r. Me Millen said As he authorized the shutdown of almost half of the financially troubled Milwaukee roads rail operations As of nov. I. Mcmillen overseeing the reorganization of the Railroad under Federal bankruptcy Laws ruled Friday that the Milwaukee could suspend service on about 4,700 of its 9,500 Miles of track most of it West of Miles City Mont. An inc spokesman said the commission could not afford to support other carriers it could direct to take Over the Milwaukee a service on the Western lines. But Mcmillen concurring that the Milwaukee had run the Money losing lines too Long said Quot the solution is in the hands of the inc and Congress if the interests of the Public especially West of Miles City Mont., Are to be preserved. Quot it seems Only sensible and logical to me that the acc can direct service without having the funds in their appropriations at that Mcmilleni a order was sought by the Railroad which filed for reorganization in 1977 Quot i have no doubt that the Railroad is faced with a cashless situation very promptly Quot Mcmillen said. The judge also set a hearing monday to determine whether the Railroad could use $15 million from the Sale of Railroad property and earnings of a subsidiary to run its reduced operations. The order allows the Railroad to quit running trains on the transcontinental line Between Miles City and the puget sound in Washington in Southern South Dakota and Central Iowa and on some Short segments in North Dakota Minnesota. Wisconsin upper Michigan and Illinois. In the Minnesota area the rails that will not be operated include a Branch from Ortonville to Wheaton and on to Fargo . A line South from Austin to Mason City Iowa and another from la Crescent South into Iowa along the Mississippi River said Cecil Selness chief of rail development for the state department of transportation a the Milwaukee Road service to Mankato also will not be provided to my Selness said Quot As i understand it. Those lines embargoed will be considered for services by the inc by another Carrier Quot Selness added he said the total length of affected track in Minnesota is about too Miles. Inc spokesman John Mccarthy said the commission probably will meet next week to decide whether to try to direct another Carrier to pick up services on the suspended lines. Richard Ogilvie the court appointed trustee for the Milwaukee said Quot we will be Able to Cut our losses substantially and we Hope we will be seeing a new but Edward Friedman an attorney for the railway labor executives association warned Mcmillen that authorizing the Milwaukee to suspend its services on the Western lines would be Quot a tragic mistake a especially because he said legislation is pending in Congress to help bail out the Railroad. Quot i think at this Point to say everything is Over and to close off this Railroad is a tragic mistake a said Friedman who represents the railroads 10,000 workers. The Milwaukee requested that it be allowed to Susji end Hie ser vices after it failed to work out a $15 million loan to keep All its lines running with the Federal government the government refused to make us loan which could have kept the Western lines going temporarily because Railroad officials said they did no to know ii they could pay it Back. Congress authorized the government to help the Railroad if the loan could be repaid. A ooh sure i could move the amount from one account to another Quot Ogilvie said Quot but we done to have the resources to pay it Back Quot Mccarthy said the inc has been drained by financing a takeover of Rock Island Railroad service. The inc guarantees to repay any losses when it directs another Carrier to take Over a railroads operations. The inc directed the Kansas City terminal railway co. Oct 5 to take Over Rock Island operations for 60 Days after a court found that the Railroad then strike bound could not resume operations on its own. Mccarthy said the inc has spent $24 million in 20 Days on to Rock Island and has $26 million left for directed service. He said it would Cost the inc at least $10 million to Start directed service on the Western Milwaukee lines and $10 million a month after that meanwhile a Montana congressman said a report had been released this week that said the Milwaukee Road s Western lines were making a profit contrary to the Railroad s claims rep Pat Williams. A Mon said in a statement that the Federal office of rail Public Council a Branch of the inc submitted testimony at inc abandonment hearings this week that the Milwaukee made $2.5 million dollars in 1978 on the lines West of Miles City. The report was done at the request of the Council by a Washington transportation analyst. But a spokesman for the Milwaukee discounted the report saying that the leg of the Railroad West of Miles City generally was responsible for 40 percent of the Milwaukee s losses and had been unprofitable Quot for years and years. Spokesman Wallace Abbey said precise figures for any losses incurred West of Miles City in 1978 were not available immediately but added that the entire rail operation lost $82 million that year. Attempts to control by adding or withdrawing reserves from the nation s Banks the fed s error was disclosed late thursday As it released the weekly Money Supply numbers it reduced by $3 billion to $380 2 billion its figure for the week ended oct to and reduced by $700 million to $397 7 billion its figure for the week ended get 3 a fed statement said its adjustments were Quot due to revisions in data by a major Money Center that Bank turned out to be manufacturers Hanover news reports said the feds clerk who handles the reports from Hanks was on vacation and that a replacement failed to notice the bulge in the numbers fed officials said its computers caught the error the Money Supply figures Are closely watched by the markets and the size of the error stunned financial analysts Many interest rates fell sharply Friday although Citibank. The nation s second biggest pushed its prime rate to a record 15 a percent some analysts said the increase might be the last in a string that have boosted the prime rate charged by Banks to their most credit worthy customers from ll3 percent during the last ten weeks did you set clocks Back last night if you arrived at Church right on time for services this morning. But had to wait an hour before everyone else got there chances Are you forgot to turn your clocks Back an Bour last night Daylight savings time ended at 2 a in this morning if you were up at that hour you would have set your clock Back to i am but most people set their clocks Back one hour before they went to bed and enjoyed an extra hour of sleep this morning a unless they have kids who seem to have an internal alarm set to Waken them two hours before their parents want to get up of you have an Eye for real value you la Quot Eye Quot the classified regularly 1947 Ford Van for Salt. 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