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Bemidji Daily Pioneer (Newspaper) - October 19, 1970, Bemidji, Minnesota Cloudy details on Page 6 mom surn a Pioneer volume xviii number 154 fifteen cents per copy Bemidji. Minnesota monday. Oct. 19,1970at St. H a to ten persons in buses advertising for shades of soul on their Way to International Falls received and bruises yesterday when the bus in which they were Riding was thrown into the path of a car by a second bus in Tow. The Accident involving the two �?~57 Model buses and a 1968 Plymouth Sedan occurred about 2 45 ., ten Miles North of Bemidji on Highway 71. Both buses received extensive damages when they rolled Over. The first bus Lay Cross ways Over the Road while the second bus which had broken Loose rolled into a ditch. The entire left Side of the car was bashed in. Bemidji Highway patrolman Ray Voges said the Accident is still under investigation. Passage marginal state voters to decide amendments Fate nov. 3 by Gerry Nelson associated press writer Minneapolis a Minnesota voters will decide on two constitutional amendments in the nov. 3 general election but chances of passage for either appear to be marginal amendment no. I deals with tax exempt property allowing the legislature to define or limit what Type of property will be exempt from taxes. Amendment no. 2 would lower the voting age in Minnesota from 21 to 19 it would retain 21 As the minimum age for holding Public office. It takes a majority of All persons voting in the election to change the Constitution. Thus anyone who fails to vote on the amendments is in effect voting Quot no Quot with an estimated voter turnout of 1.3 million it will take about 650,000 Quot yes Quot votes to approve either amendment amendment no. 2�?lowering the voting age has received the most publicity but also could be in the most trouble. An eager Young group of students supporting the amendment is bucking a losing trend. Four of the last five states to consider vote age reductions have Defeated the proposals. Alaska which had entered the Union with a 19-year-old voting age reduced it to 18 last month. But in the last two years. North Dakota. Ohio new Jersey and Oregon have All turned Down the proposition. The Oregon defeat last May could have been significant because of similarities Between the political makeup of Minnesota and Oregon the Minnesota coalition to lower the voting age Melva has lined up an impressive list of endorsements for the amendment headed by gov. Harold Levander. The coalition has a minimal police locate terrorist hideout these maps provided by the National weather service indicate the probably Range of temperatures and precipitation for the next 30 Days a wire photo map. Advertising budget with which to prod voters in the waning Days of the Campaign. The question is confused by passage of a nationwide 18-year-old voting Law by con Gress. It is headed for the . Supreme court but if approved there would supersede All state voting Laws. Backers of the Minnesota 19-year-old amendment say Minnesota should proceed on the theory that the High court will throw out the congressional act. Both amendments were put on the ballot by the 1969 legislature. No. I dealing with tax exempt property has no organized opposition but has been panned by the Catholic bulletin. Official publication of the Catholic archdiocese of St. Paul Minneapolis. Some lawmakers have charged that the Minnesota Constitution describes nontaxable property so broadly that it has led to abuses. But it would allow the legislature to spell out guidelines for taxing Church owned or College owned property of certain kinds. One example might be Church parsonage. Passage of the amendment itself would do nothing to make Church parsonage taxable but would allow the legislature to move in that direction if it so chose. Other examples which might come under legislative scrutiny Are tax exempt foundations faculty housing at colleges luxury retirement Homes nonprofit Heaters Camps and vacant land owned by colleges and universities. Amendment no. I is supported by a wide variety of organizations including both labor and Industry and both political parties. Both candidates for governor also support it. In a recent statement gov. Levander said nontaxable property has grown at an alarming rate. Nationally he said one third of All potentially taxable property is exempt even without including Public Domain lands. On voting machines the amendments Are at the upper right apart from lists of candidates. In paper ballot precincts the amendments Are on a separate ballot handed to voters. Montreal a police said Early today they believe they have found the hideout where terrorist kidnappers held labor minister Pierre Laporte before murdering him saturday. The police began a thorough investigation of the abandoned Frame Bungalow in the Little town of St. Hubert eight Miles South of Montreal after army demolition experts made sure it contained no Booby traps. Quot we believe it is where Laporte was held Quot said det. Sgt. Albert Lisacek. Laportes body was found about half a mile away. _ thousands of police were combing Quebec province with warrants for a taxi Driver and a schoolteacher wanted for the kidnapping of Laporte and British Trade commissioner James Cross. Prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau predicted More terrorist violence from the Quebec liberation front or Fly. But he said Quot these vicious men Quot will be found Quot and will be dealt with in the Calm and dispassionate atmosphere of Canada. Quebec police issued an All Points bulletin late sunday saying Marc Carbonneau 37, the cab Driver and Paul Rose 27, were charged with participation in both abductions. The slaying of Laporte whose body was found in the trunk of an Auto saturday night was not mentioned in the warrant. Both suspects were described As French speaking canadians. There was no explanation Why they were charged with both kidnappings. Since communiques rom the Quebec liberation front have indicated that separate Fly factions carried them out. By Early today police had rounded up 319 persons in a manhunt launched after the Federal government invoked the War measures act Friday and outlawed the Fly. More than 180 were picked up in Montreal the rest in Quebec City Sherbrooke. Hull and five other Quebec towns. Hose was involved in a 1968 controversy at Perce on the Gaspe Peninsula when 25 Young people occupied a building. Abner Biard. Perce mayor said the youths bothered tourists and when he and others protested he was threatened by six or seven organizations among them the Fly Laporte 49, was abducted As he played football with his children on oct. To. Five Days earlier. James Richard Cross also 49. The British Trade commissioner in Montreal was taken from his Home. The Fly made seven Ransom demands among them release and Safe conduct to Cuba or Algeria for 23 persons convicted or accused of terrorist crimes. An Fly communique which led police to Laportes body in a Montreal suburb saturday night said he w As Quot executed Quot because the government refused to comply. While refusing to free the 23 men demanded by the Kidnap troops ambushed enemy resistance repels cambodians by John t. Wheeler associated press writer phenom penh. Cambodia apr cambodian troops ran into stiff resistance sunday in an operation to reopen 20 Miles of important Highway South of phenom penh. A military spokesman said government troops ambushed a North vietnamese unit saturday night and killed seven of them. But on sunday he said 15 government soldiers a it Ere wounded tonight a Council Agenda varied the second october meeting of the Bemidji City Council will begin tonight at 8 In City Hall with the City manager reporting on the Sale of Bonds for the fire Hall wage negotiations changes in the City charter Sale of the municipal lounge consideration of the Sale of a portion of the Fairgrounds and the re acquisition of a portion of 23rd Street vacated for the Hustad corporation. The City manager also expects to request passage of a Resolution authorizing him to ask Federal and state agencies to Amend the original Grant for the 80 acre site to delete the construction of Tennis courts and make the Grant totally applicable to the construction of baseball diamonds. An Extension of a year on the Grant is also expected to be asked. Third readings Are scheduled on ordinances lowering the age of taxicab Drivers in the City and regulating the use of explosives in the City. An ordinance relating to the rate schedules for electric service is scheduled for its second Reading. Resolutions ordering the preparation of the assessment Rolls for 1970 improvement projects and calling for a hearing on the proposed assessments Are also expected to be acted on. In a clash 25 Miles South of the capital on Highway 2. Three battalions Are trying to drive South along the Highway to link up with other government units that Are supposed to push North from take which is 50 Miles from phenom penh. Both Highway 2 and Highway 3. A parallel route to the South have been Cut since May by enemy troops who have made the area a major infiltration route to the Kiri rom plateau in the elephant mountains to the West. The operation to reopen Highway 2 was launched some time ago but was not announced until today. Some sources said it illustrates a change in the cambodian commands thinking. The emphasis now is going to be on Small local operations to retake territory close to phenom penh the sources said instead of big scale operation like the drive North of phenom penh that has been stalled for weeks at Taing Kauk 47 Miles North of the capital. In Saigon the . Command reported there were no significant ground engagements involving american forces in the past 24 hours. A communique said Field reports indicated no american troops were killed in ground fighting sunday. But the communique said a helicopter with three american crewmen w As missing presumably As the result of enemy fire. A spokesman would give no details saying a search and res Cue Mission was under Way and to disclose the location would jeopardize the search. Tie . Command also announced that american troop strength in Vietnam last week dropped to 378,900 men the lowest in nearly four years. Another round of troop cutbacks already has begun to reduce strength by another 40,000 to an authorized ceiling of 344,000 by the end of the year. In Laos pro government forces captured a key position Southwest of the Plain of jars sunday improving their defensive posture for the coming dry season the government said. Ers. The government offered to parole five of them and also promised the kidnappers Safe conduct for themselves to Cuba or Algeria if Cross and Laporte were returned Safe. After Laportes body was found Trudeau a government announced that the offer of Safe conduct to crosses kidnappers still stood. Police released the text sunday night of a letter from Cross reporting that he was Quot alive and in Good but he warned Quot the Only danger for my life is if the police find out where i am and want to intervene the Fly will not give up and i will be the first dead. Quot the authorities will never find the place where i am held in Captivity. I am a prisoner like the Fly members and prisoners in the letter and an Fly communique were found in a Church sunday. Trudeau went on television sunday night for the second time in 18 hours and vowed that his government will foil any attempts Quot to destroy our Quot we must expect that these vicious men May attempt again to shake our will in the Days ahead Quot the prime minister said. Quot i speak for All of you when i say that any such attempt shall another indication that More violence was expected came from the Canadian medical association s president or. D. L. Kippen he said a 10-Day strike by the 4.200 members of the federation of Quebec medical specialists was ended sunday because of Quot possible emergency medical requirements in Quebec and Quot continued escalation of the National the medical associations executive Secretary b. E. Frea to. Said the organization had information that Montreal students might clash with troops mobilized Friday under the War measures act. Trudeau aroused considerable opposition among members of concert series tickets on Sale tickets for the Bemidji state College concert and lecture series events Are now on Sale at the Csc business office Glass Block Rexall drug and boo Craft. Tickets May also be ordered by mail for single events or the season by contacting the business office at Csc. The first concert is thursday at 7 In memorial Hall with the Shinichi Suzuki Talent education tour of child violinists. Parliament by invoking the act. But the murder of Laporte swung Many opposition members to Trudeau a Side. The House of commons debated the Issue for More than 13 hours saturday then recessed abruptly Early sunday when word of Laportes death arrived. Sources in Ottawa said tru Deaus Liberal party with 152 seats and the credit Ste party w Ith 13, gave the prime minister a solid majority of Strong supporters in the 264-seat House. Laporte s body Lay in state at the Montreal courthouse sunday night As the Bells tolled at notre Dame Church where the funeral will be tuesday afternoon. Minnesotans killed rescuers recover air crash victims Casper. Wyo. It a it Rescue workers began this morning the grim task of bringing Down the bodies of five Minneapolis area men found dead on a Mountain in the mangled wreckage of their plane. Quot they never knew what hit said dutch Werner a Wyoming Deputy air marshal. Werner said the wreckage w As found Early sunday on a 15-foot wide ledge at the top of a 150-foot precipice on Laramie Peak. A 10,270-foot Mountain 60 Miles Southeast of Casper. The bodies w Ere found sunday night eight Days after the party of Hunters disappeared. The victims were Pilot Howard Kneeland. 41, general manager of thunderbird aviation David Dehler. 19 Robert Amos. 37 John Kulzer. 27 and John Muellner. About 30. Kneeland and Amos were from Richfield. Dehler and Kulzer from Minneapolis and Muellner from Blaine. The plane had been missing since about 9 30 a m. Oct. To. I i a i 440 feet above the ground. Workers for Midwest Cable communications inc. Prepare to mount two huge antennas atop the Cable television Tower. The tall Tower was put up last week with the antennas being added Friday. Eight Hundred Pound antennas were mounted on top of the 440 foot Tower that will be bringing a Cable television signal into Bemidji. Completion of the system is set for Early next year although some Homes May be hooked up within two months according to a representative of Midwest Cable communications inc., who Are installing the system. Pioneer photos by Jay Griggs vote nov. 3 a elect i i i i state representative from Beltrami county

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