Bemidji Daily Pioneer (Newspaper) - November 21, 1968, Bemidji, Minnesota
Swedes All-out in Biafra Crisis
The starvation and dying of infants, children and adults is a daily horror in Biafra. The political situation is so confusing to the American public, and the diplomatic maneuvers of our government and the United Nations so perplexing, that millions of people are stymied in their desire to alleviate this suffering.
The facts are clear—thousands of war refugees are dying every day. These are the victims of an internal power struggle in Nigeria, not soon to be resolved no matter who claims victory or defeat.
If there can be any cheer, any good word out of this awful
dying of innocent people, it must be our profound thanks to the instant compassion of the citizens of Sweden. They, and their Scandinavian neighbors, have carried the burden of
getting air lifts established, relief supplies gathered and money flowing.
If people are surviving for another day in this African deathbed, it is due to the fierce determination and professional skill of half a dozen Swedish and Danish pilots who handle the night flights into besieged territory. Last week, 70 mercy airlifts brought in 700 tons of medicine, food and emergency supplies from the island of Sao Tome to sick and starving Biafrans.
While the rest of the world is sorry, the Swedes are again doing their thing, which is “instant compassion.*'
When the horror of Biafra first came on the wire services last summer, the Scandinavian churches pooled their efforts through Norchurchaid.'They received immediate support
from Church World Service and Catholic Relief Services. Air transports were leased and top pilots were quickly recruited— many being volunteers. To date, this massive supply effort has cost $7 million, with only $2 million paid for or underwritten by pledges.
Here in the United States, Protestant and Catholic churches have been appealing for funds to help in this human disaster.
Men and women of good will, who are moved to send money right now for this cause, should send checks to Catholic-Pro-testant Biafra Relief Fund, 478 Riverside Drive, New York, N.Y. 10027. This Is the largest and best co-ordinated headquarters for transmittal of cash and pledges.
But back to the Swedes. Here is a nation of people often misunderstood bv some Americans. Their motion pictures have a shocking frankness which is too open for many of our citizens. Their public policy on sex education, birth control and divorce runs against the grain of our historic morality. They have not disguised their distaste for our folly in Vietnam any more than we have refrained from sniping at their gold-plated welfare state.
But I admire them. In a warring world, they keep plugging for peace. Surrounded by superpower politics, they have a special way of keeping the Russians embarrassed by their support of Czechoslovakia. And in spite of a welfare state and high taxes, their private industry may be the best in the Western world.<A state church supported by taxes? Yes, but also the Christian community that started the ecumenical movement on its way.
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Phone 694-6296 AT INSTITUTE Mrs. Penny Hutchinson, who teaches the Trainable Retarded Children in the Bagley Public Schools attended a three-day Institute last week at the Highland Inn in St. Paul. This institute dealt with the use of materials and equipment for these children.
Visitors in the Allen Aamodt
Friday 8:45 to 9:00 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME!
home Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Gary Nelson and boys of rural Clearbrook, and Mr. and M*s. Le Roy Nelson and girls.
ENTERTAIN HUNTERS Visiting in the Vera Hallan home during the hunting season were Mr. and Mrs. David Fellows and son. Mr. Fellows was the Junior High music teacher in Bagley last year, and is now teaching at Young America, which is near Minneapolis. They are making their home at Green Isle. Also visiting the Hallans during this time was Rev. Van Wynen, former pastor of the Congregational Church in Begley, and now pastor of the Community Church in Roseville. While here Dave end Pastor Van hunted with a party including LaVern Sunderland, Vera Hallan, Harlan Johnson, David, Bruce and Mark Chumley of Moorhead, and Steve Hallan. PIONEER GOHS PARTY A meeting was held Monday
night in the Congregational Church basement with the Pioneer Girls leader and Pals. The purpose of the meeting was to acquaint the Pals with the needs of the girls and what the Pals can do to help them. Many important points wore brought out of ways the girls can be encouraged in their badge work and the importance of praying for them. Also stressed was the need for real companionship with the girls. The hour was closed with a coffee time.
OPEN HOUSE An Open House was held Thursday for both the Elementary and High School grades, during which time tbs parents could visit with their children's teachers. It was held In observance of American Education Week. A coffee time was held in the cafeteria after the visiting.
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Survey Indicates White Racism Exists Among Church Members
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A survey of some 67,000 churchgoers Indicates there la white racism among Hennepin County church members, the Minneapolis Urban Coalition and the Minnesota Council on Religion and Race reports.
The two groups received responses to questionnaires filled out by persons who attended services last April 28.
The church-goers were asked to respond to some 40 statements with racial overtones. Housing, employment, interracial marriage and attitudes toward black leadership and black self-determination were among the categories.
Rev. Carl Hanson, vice chairman of the council, said Saturday he was disturbed that about 48 per cent of the respondents
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Lady Rid ta Take Final Trip
As First Lady
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Transportation said today it will release Dec.l $200 million in federal-aid highway funds frozen since Sept. 6 as a move against inflation.
A department spokesman said the funds will be made available at a faster rate through next June so there will be no reduction in the $4.7 billion originally authorized for current fiscal year.
States now ahead of schedule in highway building will be permitted to obligate funds for the next fiscal year during the period, the spokesman said.
felt the church should % not “work todlspel fears associated with black and white people marrying each other.*’
Some 42 per cent disagreed that the “black community should be able to decide what kind of help is needed from white people, and when and how it should be given.'*
A “tremendous number'* reacted negatively to positive statements about black leadership and black self-determination, said Frank Wilderson, a University of Minnesota professor and survey administrator.
Survey officials said it was hoped that the findings of the study will spur educational programs on white racism in Hennepin County churches.
By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL Associated Press writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lady Bird Johnson will make her final trip around the nation aa First Lady later this month “to get reacquainted with the America behind the headlines ..
Preliminary plans have the “farewell journey," as it was described by the White House, starting Nov. 22 in Washington at a ceremony for immigrants being sworn in as citizens.
Foreign journalists and other companions will join the First Lady on a four-day 6,000-mile trip to New Orleans; Cape Kennedy, Fie.; Denver, Cola, and then to Eureka, Calif., for dedication of the Redwood National Park.
“It will be a wonderful way to get reacquainted with the America behind the headlines—and to introduce some foreign friends to our country," said Mrs. Johnson in a statement today.
The First Lady, a vigorous supporter of national beautification projects, has made about 40 trips during her five years in the White House, covering 100,000 miles and 125 cities and towns.
At this trip's first stop- New Orleans— Mrs. Johnson will attend the opening of a repertory theater and visit Xavier University of Louisiana, a participant In the Teacher Corps program.
She and her party will then meet with astronauts in Cape Kennedy.
She’s to dedicate a new neighborhood health center in Denver and visit an existing center. She’ll attend a premiere of an Office of Economic Opportunity firm describing new federal health programs.
The Denver vistt will also include a stop at Larrimer’s Square, which the White House calls an outstanding example of private community renewal.
The trip will wind up with a Alii day in Redwood National Park, a 58,000-acre preserve crested fay the 90th Congress.
Mrs. Glenn Thompson
JoAnn McKim, who is employed in the Veteran’s Hospital, Minneapolis, was a weekend quest at her parental home. CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY Mrs. Curtis and Glenn Thompson helped Mrs. J. Bye celebrate her birthday Sunday. Mrs. Bye recently sold her farm to Bill Hamlin Jr. and is now living at the George Kluck home in Debs. Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Cloose were also guests. FTA MEETING The P.T.A. met with a fair attendance Thursday. The Senior Citizen's Kitchen Band of Bemidji favored them with several numbers which were enjoyed by those present. Mrs. Hamlin and Mrs. Northup were hostesses.
ATTENDS FUNERAL Mrs. Harold Williams returned Friday from Davenport, Iowa where she was called for the illness and death of her mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McCellan rad Harry Proctor of Minneapolis were weekend guests at the J. DeVries home. Mr. md Mrs. Bernard DeVries and children were Sunday guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Morkasul and boys of Warren were weekend guests of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Vyron Northup.
Mrs. EK. Kaasa has returned from the Cities where she assisted in the home of her daughter, Jean and family. The Roberts’ have a new son, who was named George Hamilton.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Hanson brought her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ben Anderson back to the J. DeVries home Sunday. They had visited in Grygla and Thief River the past week. The Hanson's returned to their home in Minneapolis Monday.
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Argentina Will Reward Families of Many Children
BUENOS AIRES, (AP) -President Juan C. Ongania, ie trying to counter pressure for birth control by offering to increase allowances for families with many children.
Economy Minister Adalbert Krieger Vase na says family allowances will be increased by the end of the year for families with more than three children.
The allowance now la 2,100 pesos or $7 monthly per child. It is paid by the parent's employer until the child Is 18 years old.
President Onegania, siding with the conservative bishops who control the Catholic Church in Argentina, hat asserted obedience to the Pope** ruling on artificial birth control. The Atheneum of the Republic, a Church-oriented cultural club to which many top government officials belong, said in a statement that birth control violates
the Pope's directives end church doctrine.
Many Argentines claim more births are necessary to populate aid develop their country, where 24 million people live in an area half the else of the United States.
Some economists say that Argentina's birth rate of 1.6 per cent is too low for such a vast country with rich, untapped resources. This situation contrasts with that of smaller, poorer Latin American nations with birth rates which exceed the rate of economic growth.
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Mr. and Mrs. JimCermakSr. left Tuesday for Terre Haute, Ind., where they will spend the winter months with their daughter Mrs. Lloyd Baker and family (Sylvia).
Floyd Patten received word of the unexpected death of his brother Cecil Patten who lives near Central City, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Patten left Tuesday to attend funeral services. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rlbble of rural Park Rapids are staying at their house with Mrs. Hetheringtcn during their absence.
Mrs. Carrie Moberg, formerly of Lake George, who now makes her home with her sen Clifford and family at Cook, Minn., was recently honored at a family gathering in honor of her 91st birthday. Mrs. Moberg is in good health and very active.
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HUNTING GUESTS Guests during hunting season at the Rudy Cloose home were his sons and families. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Cloose and Gregory from Howard Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Don Cloose, Rodney and Jeffrey of Ely; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cloose and son Gerard of Ely and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ihde of Bemidji.
Mrs. E. Sime rad son Jerry of Duluth were guests at the Albert Koppang home during hunting season.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Welo were dinner guests at the CurtisStien home Sunday.
ATTEND FUNERAL Several people from here attended the funeral for Mrs. Anna Salvevold Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church in Bemidji. They ail were luncheon guests at the Carl Koppang home after the funeral. The Salve voids Here long time residents of Aure.
Mrs. Olga Negaard is receiving care at the Bemidji hospital. She became quite ill while visiting in Duluth and was brought to the Bemidji hospital to be near her children.
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FEEDER PIG MARKET NORTHOME - Tuesday,Nov. 12.
Twenty-six sellers brought 361 pigs to market, trading was active, prices ranged from $11.00 to $14. An average 30 to 40 lb. pig brought about $13.25 per head. Preceding market day $12.25. A year ago $13.75.
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Pl BUC HEARING
Th* City Manager of th* City of Bemidji having submit-ted the annual budget for the year 19t>9 to the City Council and bald budget is mm on file In the office of the City Clerk, where it may be inspected by the public
A public hearing will be held at J VU p.m. on Monday, December 2, 196S. in tile City Council Chambers, Bemidji, Minnesota, at which time the City Council will hear anyone fur or against tne annual budget or any part thereof.
Dorothy A Henry City Clerk-Treasurer
File No 3330 3331 and 3332 JUVENILE COL'KT County of Beloam!
State of Minnesota
Order for Heeoaveaed Hearlag Mad Kolive of .%vgl*ef Proeeedlags
IN THE MATTEK of the Welfare of Kenneth Eugene Fineday aka Kenneth Eugene Sargent; Michael Dale Fineday aka Michael Dale Sargent; and Kathy Lynn Fineday aka Kathl Lynn Sargent, Children.
TO: Kenneth \V. Sargent
Katherine L. Keyes having filed in this Court, a petition alleging among other things that the above named children are neglected for reasons set forth in tile petition on file herein.
IT IS OK DEK ED that said petition he heard and the facts concerning such children be examined by the Court In the Juvenile Court Room, In the Court House, in Bemidji, Minnesota, on December *th, 19*8. at 10:00 o'clock A M. or as soon thereafter as said matter can be heard;
IT IS FURTH EK ORDERED that this Order for Hearing and Notice he served upon said Kenneth \V Sargent by published and malled notice as hy law provided
Dated November 19. 1901.
M A REED Judge
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