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Austin Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 20, 1967, Austin, Minnesota Weather mostly Cloudy tonight and tuesday Chance of Light Snow late tonight and tuesday Low tonight 24-28, High tuesday 32-36. Established 1891 Austin daily Herald schedule of pages editorials 4 sports Roll women s 5, 6, 7 is Mats. 12 area news 9 comics 13 classified ads 14, 15 vol. Xxx no. 319 Austin Minn., monday november 20, 1967 single copy Ioc Sec a is . Tops 200 million the . Population passed the 200 million Mark this morning according to the demographic counter at the Commerce department budding in Washington. Figure is computed by add ing a birth every 8 i seconds and an immigrant every minute while subtracting a death every 17 seconds and an Emigrant every 23 minutes a a net change of an additional american every 14va seconds. Photo was produced by multiple printing for o in two negatives. A wire photo see a wire Story Compromise May give stronger Federal meat inspection program Washington a two senators backing rival approaches to meat inspection reached a Compromise sunday to empower Federal authorities to Check plants even if the operators do not ship their products beyond state lines. The agreement improved prospects for Senate passage of a stronger meat inspection program than the House approved version now limited to Federal Aid for state inspection programs. The Compromise Between Sens. Walter f. Mondale d-Minn., and Joseph m. Montoya d-n.m., would give states two years in which to meet Federal standards. . Inspectors would be authorized to Check the plants during that period and place any facility endangering Public health under Federal jurisdiction if tile state failed to take Steps to eliminate the health hazards. Betty Furness the presidents assistant on consumer affairs hailed the Compromise As a a Strong realistic and practical Bill that will assure the nation s housewives that the meat they serve their families will be Secretary of agriculture Orville Freeman called the Compromise a significant improvement Over previous proposals and added a it has my fullest present Law confines Federal inspection to plants shipping meat in interstate Commerce. The agriculture department has said this exempts about 14,-000 plants. The House voted Down a proposal to extend the Federal checks. The House measure would give the states up to 50 per cent Federal financing plus technical help in improving their own inspection programs. Tile Mondale Montoya Compromise would retain the Federal Aid while extending the . Inspection authority. Proposal on closed red Wing pottery is gaining strength red Wing Minn. A a red Wing teacher who has a plan to reopen the red Wing potteries As a training Plant for handicapped workers says his proposal is gaining ground. Joel Steging 36, a special education teacher at red Wing High school suggested last August the new use for the Plant. The pottery firm employing 130 persons closed june i after it was struck by the Oil chemical and atomic workers Union. Steging a plan was for a nonprofit group to buy the Plant reopen it and hire a number of Normal workers. Then a like number of mentally retarded or physically handicapped persons would be added to the Force. The handicapped workers would be trained by the others on a one to one basis. Then the handicapped employees would move Vermilyea issues statement in closing Law conviction other nations evaluate on to other jobs. Steging said the proposal has the support of mayor Demetrius Jelatis Junior chamber of Commerce officials and an increasing number of leaders of organizations concerned with the handicapped and retarded. It has been suggested that Jaycees might help sell the projects nationally. Steging said some labor people Harbor hard feelings about the proposal. He said it results from a misunderstanding about the project. A we Are not taking their jobs a he said. A the jobs Arentt there . Reserve Board raises discount rate Washington a the Federal Reserve Board s discount rate moved up a notch today in what officials described As an Effort to protect the Dollar in the Wake of the British Pound devaluation. The Rise from 4 to 4>2 per cent is identical to one put into effect on dec. 5. 1965, but that was for a different reason to Stem inflation. It triggered a year of tight Money. This time however the move is designed to prevent a heavy flow of dollars overseas in search of higher interest rates. It s expected to have Little immediate effect on consumer interest rates in this country. When it devalued the Pound on saturday from $2.80 to $2.40, Britain also raised its discount rate from 62 to 8 per cent. The . Discount rate is the interest commercial Banks must pay the Federal Reserve for Money they borrow from the system. Other rates Are pegged upward from it. In this Case however the Board is bringing its rate More in line with interest rates elsewhere in the world Economy rather than tracking new ground. Interest rates generally Are at their highest level in almost half a Century. But some officials said the higher discount could tend in the Long run toward an increase in rates Consumers pay for Loans. In this connection it could have an anti inflationary effect but officials emphasized that would be Only a Side effect. The Federal Reserve acted at an emergency saturday night meeting and its decision was announced sunday. There was no immediate reaction from the White House. A statement by Treasury Secretary Henry h. Fowler said nothing about the discount rate and mentioned worldwide cooperation to help the British. He expressed Confidence the United kingdom would achieve its objective of improved Competition in world markets. But chairman Wright Pat Man a Texas of the House banking committee a frequent critic of Federal Reserve Board policy said of the discount rate Rise a i done to like it. The people Are fed up with crushing interest Pat in an said the Board used the devaluation of the Pound As an excuse to raise the rate. The boards action is effective today at to of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks. Barks at Philadelphia and St. Louis Are expected officials said the action is a intended As a demonstration that the United states is going to do what it can to maintain the Dollar in International . Stock halves Early losses today new York apr tile Stock Market More than halved its losses Early this afternoon As it seemed to be weathering a big Selling wave on news of Britain a devaluation of the Pound and boosts in the interest rate by the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve Board. Trading was heavy. At noon the Dow Jones Industrial average was off 6.53 at 855.58, having sunk 14.% to 847.15 in the first half hour. Following t h e conviction of William Vermilyea for a violation of the sunday closing Law on Friday the following statement was issued by Vermilyea a Tempo will abide by the courts decision and will remain closed on sundays until such time As tile decision has been reversed. A Tempo regrets the inconvenience that this will cause its customers and All the people of the Community who have indicated that they desire to shop on sunday afternoons As they have done in the past. A it is indeed unfortunate that in any other areas around the state of Minnesota the citizens will continue to be Able to shop on sundays while Austin citizens Are deprived of the same Vermilyea was referring to the fact that in the twin City area and Duluth four other judges have ruled that the Sund a y closing Law is unconstitutional and thus permit stores to remain open. Ile continued a i believe it Jio uld concern Many people to know that Beer and liquor can be sold on sunday but not a pair of baby a shoes or a child a snowsuit. A we Are seriously considering an Appeal of the judges decision to a higher court for a final neither Vermilyea nor defense attorney Raymond Ondov had officially decided at noon today whether an Appeal would be filed or not. The conviction of Vermilyea stemmed from an arrest nov. 3 by the Austin police dept on a charge of violating the sunday closing statute. Vermilyea had sold a can of paint and a screwdriver to members of the police dept on sunday. Oct. 29. Both items Are illegal according to the statute. Tile historic verdict was handed Down Friday with the statement a it is not the function nor within the Power of this court to substitute its discretion for that of the legislature. It is not the function nor within the Power of this court to try to predict what the Minnesota supreme court will do in the Vermilyea has until 9 a m. Monday nov. 27 to Appeal Hie Case. News briefs higher retail prices seen in 68 Washington apr Mark on food prices by processors and marketing finns will increase two to three per cent in 1968 Over this years margins the agriculture department predicts. These markups would be reflected in higher retail food prices a possibly As much As three per cent the Agency says. Agreement reached in Nab strike Washington apr tentative agreement is reported in the two month old strike of the Al Cio National association of broadcast employees and technicians against american broadcasting co. Aba proposal hit by journalists Minneapolis apr Sigma Delta Chi journalism society concluded its National convention saturday with a Resolution attacking an american bar association proposal to restrict pretrial news reporting. Indians to get Money help for Homes Washington apr american indians w to decide to leave the reservation now can seek Federal help in one of their most difficult problems a finding Money to buy new Homes in Modem society. Israeli Pound refugee Camp Amman Jordan apr israeli guns pounded a refugee Camp along tile Jordan River today killing 14 persons and wounding 28, a Jordan army communique said. 4 countries join British move on currency 15 others still undecided Edward Heath right and Ian Mcleod leaders of Britain s conservative opposition party discuss the devaluation of the British Pound in London Sun Day. A wire photo from London by Cable danger of explosion in Newton Over eyeing the Christmas season giant eyes along with a a Mode orations in London s Carnaby figures stars flags and tinsel Street the a a Home of a a Mode Are Strung up As Christmas dec fashions. A wire photo. Presidential commission warns of health crisis Washington a a presidential commission warned today a National health crisis May a be upon us now or just around the already it said the system of caring for americans health is it a state of crisis with costs rising far faster than living expenses and gaps apparent in the Quality and distribution of services. The commission questioned whether the country is getting its Money s Worth from the increasing billions going into health care since there has been Only a Small gain in life expectancy. It suggested health might in1 improved More by comparable expenditures in such areas As sanitation education and better housing. Among More than 50 curative for current problems the commission prescribed a for doctors dentists and other professionals periodic examinations for renewal of their licenses As a prod to keep up their skills and knowledge and to discourage Quot unnecessary or Overly expensive tests and treatments on the part of some. The commission listed reviews by Peers or associates As one of its most important lec commendations. A for hospitals financial rewards for efficiency and Quality care so the better ones might expand and Prosper and the worse ones go out of business. A Federal financial help to medical and dental schools to improve Quality and expand enrolment. Loans of students covering full tuition and living costs repayable Over a period of years or in two years time Given to a National service other than selective service. A highest priority for improving health care of disadvantaged persons. President Johnson named tilt 15-Man commission last May. He asked it to recommend ways of improving the availability and use of health manpower. Stanford staff set for human heart transplant Chicago apr surgeons at californians Stanford medical Center Are ready to make the worlds first human heart transplant whenever the Ideal donor and Ideal recipient appear there at the same time the journal of the american medical association said today. A we think the Way is Clear for trial of human heart or. Norman e. Shumway head of Stanford a division of cardiovascular surgery was quoted As saying. A we have achieved a degree of experience with animal heart transplantation in the Laboratory which makes us confident we can take appropriate care of the patient with a cardiac transplant Quot he said. The journal article said these types of recipients Are being considered at the Palo Alto medical Center a a patient whose heart cannot be restored to Normal pulse when taken off a heart lung machine during open heart surgery. A children born with heart defects for which there is no corrective surgery or treatment. The Ideal donor would be a relatively Young person dying of causes unconnected with heart disease. By Ron Ruthfield Newton. Ala. A residents of Newton evacuated because of the danger of an explosion after a Railroad tank car of deadly chlorine was derailed saturday were expected to be permitted to return Home today. An emergency Call brought additional water pumps As firefighters tried to Cool the tank car. Officials said tile danger of an explosion apparently is passed. Newton with a population of about 3,000, was deserted except for state patrol officers who cruised the town to guard against looting. Only a few firemen and Rescue workers remained at the scene of the train wreck where Small fires had threatened to set off the tank car containing 100.000 Gallons of chlorine. The fires have burned since the derailment saturday night. There were no serious injuries. Some residents who were hustled out of an area of several Square Miles were permitted to rectum briefly to their Homes from surrounding towns sunday night to grab clothing keepsakes and pets which they left be Hhd in the hurried mass evacuation saturday night. Skeet Pate an Alabama department of Public safety agent said six tankers of ammonia were burning near tankers loaded with propane and a Tanker of chlorine Gas. He said the outer Hull of the double walled chlorine Tanker was cracked. The fires were being contained by civilian firefighters and units from nearby it. Rucker Pate said hut added that flames continued to erupt occasionally throughout the rubble of the Seaboard coast line freight train. Pate said a they can to Tow that thing because there a 100.000 Gallons of chlorine in Pate said Railroad workers might try to run a Spur track to the Tanker running in another Tanker to Transfer the Gas. A a they re going to have to Cradle it to move it because there Are valves underneath sticking in the dirt a said sgt. E. In Jones of the Alabama Highway patrol. Officials also were considering using a Crane. Police said a broken rail apparently caused the pileup of 49 of the freight s 110 cars. Mall opens after 16 months work Minneapolis a the eight Block Nicollet mall in downtown Minneapolis opened officially today after 16 months construction. Brief dedication ceremonies took place at noon preceding the ribbon cutting with gov. Harold j Vander mayor Arthur napalm rep. Donald Fraser and City officials taking part. A 4.000 foot eight Block ribbon held by 50 models was Strung along the winding mall for the cutting ceremony. By Arthur l. Gav Silox associated press writer London apr repercussions to the 14.3 per cent devaluation in the British Pound rolled around the world today and bitter discontent brewed at Home among labovites. Conservatives and angry men in Tho Street. The governments announcement saturday that the Pound would be devalued from $2.80 to $2.40 provoked Matching devaluations in Spain Ireland Denmark Israel and the British Colony of Hong Kong. Fifteen other nations said they were undecided while other nations kept their currency a ratio to the . Dollar steady. Prime minister Harold Wilson went on television sunday night to explain that the devaluation is meant to Spur British exports and that the limping Economy will have a Chance to a Bronk out of the straitjacket of Boom and bust. Most countries most countries that devalued with Britain Are suppliers of food and raw materials meaning British buyers can import from them at Hie same old prices. Briti Sli salesmen stand to gain in countries that held fast. The government is in effect giving them a 14.3 per cent subsidy to undercut their Competition increase their profits or a combination of both. However Many prices on the Home Market will go up resulting in a curtailment of buying. The government Hopes this will turn manufacturers to the Export Market so that Britain s balance of payments will move toward the Black again. Wilson a conservative opposition reacted As expected. Tory Leader Edward Heath charged that under labor leadership Britain had been a reduced from a prosperous nation to an International stops a i on president Johnson tried to Stop any notion that the United states would devalue the Dollar. He reaffirmed the . Commitment to buy and sell Gold at the existing Price of $35 an ounce. Only by raising the Price could he devalue the Dollar. French finance minister Michel ochre said the devaluation had not changed Frances position on the British Effort to enter the common Market. The French have been blocking that at every turn. President Charles de Gaulle especially resents the Pound s role As an International Reserve currency. The effect of devaluation on Britain a bid was to be discussed today in a common Market. Conference in Brussels. Common Market finance ministers decided in Paris sunday night to support the devalued Pound with contributions to a $1.4 billion loan from the International monetary fund loan. But they could not agree on Hie $1.6 billion loan the British want from to Industrial countries including the United states and France. 2 Rochester men killed in car crash saturday by the associated press fourteen persons died in Minnesota traffic accidents during the weekend including a Marine from Oklee who had been wounded in Vietnam. The deaths raised Minnesota a Road toll for the year to 814 compared with 860 one year ago. Three of the weekend accidents were double fatalities. Lance Cpl. Thomas Jay Melby 20. Was fatally injured sunday when the car he was driving turned Over along a gravel Road West of Oklee in Northwestern Minnesota. He was Home on weekend leave from great lakes naval Hospital in Chicago after being wounded in Vietnam. Melby died at a thief River Falls Hospital. Two passengers were hospitalized and another treated and released. Byron Lindblom 51, and his wife Effie 53, of Atwater Minn., died sunday. Their car crashed on . 23 South of Haynesville. Mrs. Lindblom was dead at the scene and her husband died at a Haynesville Hospital. Two Rochester men Henry King 53, and Percy Liesner 58, were crushed Between two cars that collided at an intersection five Miles North of Rochester late saturday. The two victims had been in car which broke Down. They were trying to hitch a ride when the collision occurred pinning them. Hie Drivers who escaped serious injury were Barbara Schultz 17, and Ernest Hofstad 48, both of Rochester. James Moser 28, Fosston Minn., was killed in an Accident saturday on . Highway 2, five Miles East of Fosston. Hie pickup truck driven by Moser hit a Bridge. Dallas Freitag 24. Hutchinson Minn., also died in a one vehicle Accident saturday. The car in which he was Riding went out of control and overturned off Highway 22. Five Miles North of Glencoe. Hie second occupant Jeffrey Kohn 24. Hutchinson was injured critically. Clayton Lussier 32, red Lake Minn., was killed saturday when his car hit a tree along Highway 2. About five Miles West of Bemidji. Or. And mrs. Jerome Packer of Palisade. Minn., were killed in a collision on Highway 35 North of Aitkin Friday night. Other victims of Friday Hight accidents were Morton l. Shapiro 32, St. Paul Otto Mauer 78, South Haven Minn. Mrs. Laura Wickham 53, Gonvick Minn., and mrs. Alma Mattson 75, Duluth. Senate set to of is Benefit Bill Washington a the Senate appears ready to wrap up before thanksgiving its work on one of the most sweeping social Security Bills Ever considered by Congress. Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield has set Early opening schedules for next two Days and obtained a strict limitation on debate maintaining amendments. This is expected to bring final Pasage of he legislation on wednesday. The final form of the measure then will be determined in a conference Between the Senate and House which passed the Bill last August. In three Days of debate last week the Bill a managers succeeded in maintaining it in nearly the form in which it won Senate finance committee approval. Many More amendments remain to be acted on. The biggest test is expected on a Republican move to substitute the House Bill for the version worked out by the finance panel. In passing on this the Senate will determine whether it wants to go along with a much larger Benefit increase and also much higher taxes that the committee wrote into the legislation. The committees Bill would assure All persons now on the Benefit Rolls at least a 15 per cent increase w Ith a 59 per cent hike for those at the Bottom of the scale. The minimum payment would be raised from the present $4 a month to $70. Hie House voted for a boost of at least 12 a per cent in benefits and a $50 minimum. On the tax Side the big difference Between the two versions is in the eventual wage base on which the payroll levies would be paid. The House voted to boost the base to $7,600 a year from the present $6,600. Hie Senate finance committee plan would raise the Bose to $8,000 next year and eventually to $10,800 in 1972

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