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Brainerd Daily Dispatch (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Brainerd, Minnesota The Brainerd daily dispatch Quot Central Minnesota s daily newspaper Quot in the heart of the Lake Region to saws Quot str Brainerd Minnesota 56401, saturday july 21, 1973 15 cents vol. 99-no. 295 Haldeman implicated by White House aide it s Surprise Shock and happiness that Terry Mudford and his wife Barbara Center show As Stan Mckeeman left tells them of the $20,000 grand prize that they won in the nation wide Magna Vox Quot haul in a big one Quot contest. Mckeeman is a zone manager for Magna Vox and at right is John Thomas manager of Bernie s Home entertainment Center where the Mudford were told the news Friday evening. Daily dispatch photo Terry Mudford big by Dean Gerdes Ever won a prize in a contest Terry Mudford had never won a contest prize until yesterday. But then he landed the biggest prize of All in the National Magna Vox a haul in a big one Quot sweepstakes. He won the grand prize either $1,000 a year or a Cash award of $20,000. Mudford 32, and his wife Barbara came with John Thomas to Bernie s Magna Vox Home entertainment Center last night expecting that they had won a prize of some kind. Bernie Selinger owner of bernies and Stan Mckeeman a representative from Magna Vox. Met them and Mckinon began to explain about the prize that they had won. Running up a list of other prizes. Mckeeman told them that they had not won. A radio. A to set a stereo component system or a color to. When he got to the top of the list. Mrs. Mudford who said she had t even remembered entering the contest leaned against husband and quietly said Cambodia Blunder admitted a ooh my god when she heard the news. Her husband grinned and the Mudford s six children slipped in from behind where they and other members of the Mudford family had been standing unnoticed by the couple. Quot i m excited and Happy Quot said mrs. Mudford through the tears and Mudford just said that he was dumbfounded. A nobody could Welcome this news More than we do. With six children at Home Quot they said. Asked whether they would choose the $20,000 or $1,000 a year for life Mudford said that it was a Way too Early to Tell Quot about that and said that they had to think about How they would use the Money. Mudford who is a graduate of Washington High school has lived Here since 1950 and works for his father in the family plumbing and heating business. Some rationing of Bacon reported in supermarkets a Washington Pentagon made a a Blunder of some magnitude Quot in sending false information on secret cambodian bombings to Congress last Spring a defense department spokesman has conceded. The spokesman. Jerry w. Friedheim said Friday that the Senate armed services committee should not have been Given statistics on Indochina bombing operations that deliberately omitted information on the secret b52 strikes in 1969 and Early 1970. A in retrospect Quot Friedheim told newsmen at a briefing a the documents should not have gone to the Congress or meanwhile sen. Stuart Symington. D-mo., the acting committee chairman said Many persons in the High Chain of command May have been ignorant of the b52 strikes and a thought they were supplying accurate information to Congress. Symington said his committee would make a determined Effort to find out who ordered the secret bombings a and Why the whole Ball of Wax Quot Friedheim refused to pinpoint the blame. He noted that William p. Clements jr., the Deputy Secretary of defense had the ultimate responsibility As the top civilian official at the time. But he stopped Short of saying Clements made the decision. Elliot l. Richardson now attorney general was Secretary of defense when the first of two falsified reports went to the committee in May. But Friedheim said a i can to say whether he was personally aware or not Quot that the documents were incomplete. Disclosures that the Pentagon had disguised its bombing statistics followed testimony earlier in the week by a former air Force major who said he falsified about two dozen cambodian bombing reports. James r. Schlesinger the current defense Secretary then admitted that More than 3,500 sorties in Cambodia were similarly covered up. By Larry Carroll associated press writer Western shoppers Are finding some rationing of Bacon and the possibility that there might be Only one Chicken in the pot. And there were scattered reports across the country Friday of rising prices and heavier buying at supermarkets two Days after president Nixon announced he was unfree zing food prices. Various divisions of Safeway stores inc., which operates about 2,200 stores As the nation s second largest retail Chain and an Arizona grocery Chain have announced rationing of Bacon fryers or eggs. But other chains have reported no rationing yet. Dale Peterson. California division manager of associated food stores inc., said the association in t rationing Bacon to its 2,500 stores in the West but a allocation eventually is a distinct William Gross director of Public relations for Safeway s san Francisco division said a two Pound limit per customer on Bacon went into effect Friday because of a a temporary his division includes Northern California and Hawaii. In Arizona Safeway announced a similar Bacon ration and rationing of eggs to two dozen per customer and fryers to one per customer. And Fry s markets which has about a dozen stores in the greater Phoenix area announced a limit of two fryers per customer. John Wells retail operations manager for Safeway s Oklahoma City division said customers there were subject to the Bacon ration and added that the limit was expected to end in a week to to Days. A Safeway spokesman in Seattle said stores have been told to a not sell any Freezer beef Quot in addition to the Bacon restrictions. President determined not to slow Down by Frank Cormier Camp David my. A president Nixon Here for the weekend seems determined to prove that a weeks hospitalization did not slow his work Pace. Although his doctors said they expected him to rest today and sunday following his recovery from viral pneumonia the White House made a Point of announcing he came to his Mountain Retreat Friday afternoon with a briefcase filled with paper work. For Good measure a Busy monday through thursday schedule for next week was released. After leaving the Bethesda naval medical Center Friday Nixon told aides and employees who welcomed him Back to the White House that he would be working a right up the Hilt All the time Quot despite his recent illness. For those who might suggest a full schedule would endanger his health Nixon had this message a the health of a Man is not nearly As important As the health of the nation and the health of the nevertheless an unusually Large medical contingent was at Camp David today with Nixon. Nonna by he is accompanied by a single physician but this time two doctors Walter r. Tkach and William Lukash plus a medical corpsman and medical Secretary were on hand. Tkach is the presidents personal physician and normally relegates Camp David chores to an assistant. After spending about 4�?~/ hours Friday at the White House devoting part of the time to staff meetings. Nixon took a meandering drive Here through the Virginia and Maryland Countryside with cd. A Bebe Quot Rebozo his Friend and neighbor from key Biscayne. Fla. As Nixon s limousine neared the Camp David Gate he ordered it halted Ana got out to Greet 13 hiking girl scouts and their two Counselor. A they one of the youngsters called to him. A Are you going to be on tv�?~.,&Quot Nixon explained he had just gotten out of the Hospital but that they need not worry because viral pneumonia is not contagious. After reaching his quarters at Aspen Lodge Nixon ordered the delivery of several Pecan pies to the girls who Are spending two weeks at a girl scout Camp on Cato tin Mountain. The White House said the meeting with the girls was pure happenstance and that in View of the lengthy roundabout drive Nixon made there would have teen no Way to plan the meeting near the Camp David Gate. An associated press reporter Aad been tipped earlier in the Lay that some youngsters would be on hand when Nixon reached his Retreat. Libyans leave Mersa Madruh Egypt apr thousands of uninvited libyan Unity marchers left this Mediterranean resort for Home today after hearing reports that libyan Leader Moa mar khad Afy had resigned. However the resignation was not accepted and the fiery libyan Leader was still in Power today. Safeway stores in Missouri and Kansas also began limiting Bacon purchases after receiving instructions from company Headquarters. Other grocers in the Kansas City area said a few customers were buying unusually Large quantities of Bacon or other items but said they were not rationing items. A Safeway store in Jefferson City. Mo., reported the company action came after some customers started buying $100 Worth of Bacon at a time from some of the Chain s stores. In Boston food prices were reported up from wednesday when president Nixon unveiled his phase 4 economic policies. In Cleveland Ohio a spokesman for the Heinen supermarket Chain said prices have risen on poultry and some meats but said he did not have any specific rates. And the Public affairs director for Cleveland s Fisher Fazio Costa foods said prices would be increased monday. Meanwhile a Boston shopper. Karen Steinberg said she had rented a trailer and planned to buy enough of anything that won t go bad to last for at least three months. A who knows it night catch on As a groovy Way to do your food shopping. Four times a year Quot she said. By Brooks Jackson Washington a former White House aide Gordon Strachan admits destroying documents about political intelligence but denies knowing about the watergate wiretapping in Advance or participating in a cover up. His testimony already in conflict with that of former Campaign Deputy Jeb Stuart Magruder and ousted White House counsel John w. Dean Iii will face stiff testing by the Senate watergate committee when the televised hearings resume monday. Strachan read a 15-Page-statement at the end of fridays session but answered no questions. He attacked Magr uder s testimony on several counts and denied Ever telling Dean that he had destroyed wiretap logs. Besides his denials of personal involvement Strachan said he told then White House chief of staff . Haldeman Long before the wiretapping that the Nixon Campaign committee was running a $300,000 a sophisticated political intelligence gathering system Quot and that two or three Days after the break in he showed Haldeman an old memorandum dealing with the operation. A after speaking to him i destroyed that memo Quot Strachan said. He also destroyed other documents including a Sample intelligence report entitled Sedan chair ii which Strachan said he later found to be the code name for an informer inside sen. Hubert h. Humphreys d-minn., presidential Campaign and not As he suspected related to the watergate Man killed near grand rapids Douglas a. Bellefeuille 38, of Crosby was killed Friday while working on a construction site 14 Miles North of grand rapids on Highway 38, according to the Highway patrol. The patrol reported that a truck loaded with pulpwood struck an air compressor where Bellefeuille was working. The compressor spun around and struck him knocking him under the wheels of the truck. Funeral services for or. Bellefeuille Are planned monday at 1 30 . At St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Crosby. The Rev. Benedict Scheuer will officiate and burial will be in Lakewood cemetery. Or. Bellefeuille was born in Crosby on dec. 28, 1934. He is survived by his Mother mrs. Frances Bellefeuille Crosby a son Michael Minneapolis a brother Ben Crosby two Sisters Maria and mrs. Ernie Bonnie Banks both of Minneapolis. Friends May Call at Koop funeral Home in Crosby after 2 . Sunday with a prayer service set at 7 30 . Committee sources say Strachan is prepared to say when questioned that he destroyed Hie documents on Haldeman s orders. Dean testified that Strachan told him soon after the break in that Haldeman ordered him to destroy documents including some relating to electronic surveillance. Strachan denied telling Dean he got rid of wiretap logs and said he had Only suspected incorrectly that what he was doing away with were wiretap papers. In other watergate developments Friday a the White House said president Nixon has made his decision on whether to give the committee tapes of personal conversations but say whether the decision is yes or no. It has been reported the decision will be no. Nixon planned to write a reply to the committee during a weekend at in a Nixon was reported to have decided to discontinue the taping in the White House Oval office. The Baltimore Sun and the Chicago Tribune quoted sources As saying that recording equipment would be removed after being deactivated. A Ashland Oil inc., admitted making an illegal $100,000 con watergate continued on Page 2 terrorist squad threatens to blow up japanese plane Dubai apr a squad of terrorists in a sweltering giant Japan air lines jumbo Jet threatened today to blow up the plane at Dubai s desert Airstrip if anyone approached the aircraft police said. One of the hijackers a woman was killed Friday when a hand grenade she was holding exploded accidentally shortly after Takeoff from Amsterdam according to the airline. The hijackers radioed to officials in the Dubai control Tower that a we Are awaiting instructions a but they did not say from whom or where the instructions were supposed to come. The officials thought the hijackers were isolated from their command after cruising around the Middle East before Landing Friday night at Dubai an Arab Sheik Dom on the persian Gulf. There was no immediate request for refuelling or Ransom for the plane and its occupants. An official said the terrorists first demand was for �?o250 sandwiches and the Boeing 747 was ringed by armed police As it sat in the hot Sun near the cargo Section of the Airport. The terrorists refused to see anyone but they told officials in the control Tower that they were holding japanese German. Dutch peruvian French bulletin Washington a a two year old system for recording president Nixon a meetings and phone conversations has been de activated informed officials said saturday. The sources said the automatic recording devices were turned off because the system had been compromised by testimony last monday by former White House aide Alexander Butterfield who disclosed its existence during an appearance before the Senate watergate committee. The sources indicated the White House decided that some people might be inhibited in talking to Nixon if they Felt their words were being recorded. And Arab passengers along with the Crew. The Airport was closed to All flights and no vehicles were allowed within two Miles of the Airstrip. Ground Crews hooked a Small Generator to the plane but officials doubted it would be sufficient to Cool the huge plane. A they must really be cooking out there now Quot one police officer said As the fierce desert Sun climbed higher in the sky and sent the temperature to 102 degrees with 95 per cent humidity hijacking continued on Page 2 japanese Soldier found 28 years alter will Davao City Philippines apr a wiry former member of the japanese Imperial Navy walked Back from the dead today after 28 years and declared a yes i am Ryoji Miki. I want to stay in the Philippines and apply for filipino Miki 50, who has forgotten his native japanese language added in English a even if my parents in Japan and my Brothers and Sisters want me to go Back i prefer to enjoy my own family Here in the he said he has assumed the filipino Balaan name of tango Tao and had been passing himself off As part japanese. President Ferdinand e. Marcos said Friday that world War ii stragglers who have remained in the Philippines will be eligible for citizenship. Miki appeared at a Brief press conference in this Southern Philippines City 610 Miles Southeast of Manila after an air plane ride from general Santos City about 70 Miles South of Manila. The world War ii japanese Seaman was listed in Japan s War records As killed in action in june 1945 in the Southern Philippines but was discovered alive after his wealthy brother from Osaka Japan launched a search for him last april. Miki said his detachment in the Saran Gani Island group was surrounded and outnumbered by american troops in 1945. A we retreated to the Forest of Balut Island where i was separated from my group of 25 men Quot he said. Miki also said his group Leader. A capt. Takeda Ana some of his men were eventually captured and returned to Japan. He elected to go into hiding and live among the Balaan tribe. He also said he had married a Balaan woman Cristina Handoc 45. And they have 14 children seven boys and seven girls. During the press conference he was asked whether he Speaks japanese. A i do not speak nor understand japanese he replied. A i have forgotten the language after 28 Lori Underhill is miss Motley miss Lori Underhill took the Crown of miss Motley Friday evening winning out Over eight Young contestants for the Honor. Miss Underhill daughter of or. And mrs. Chester Underhill Motley was crowned by retiring 1973 miss Motley Deb Griffith Karie Greig the 1972 Motley Junior miss was also on hand to help with the Coronation of the new Queen Friday evening. The contest was part of the 63rd annual Morrison county fair being held at Motley from Friday july 20. Through sunday july 22. First runner up in the contest was miss Lesley Jones daughter of or and mrs h Lyle Jones also of Motley. Taking second contest continued on Page 2weather Minnesota fair to partly Cloudy North and Central and variable cloudiness South with some Light rain or a few showers or thundershowers extreme South tonight. Fair to partly Cloudy Northeast and variable cloudiness with Chance of a few showers or thunderstorms West and South sunday. No major temperature changes through sunday. Lows tonight mid 40s Northeast to 50s elsewhere except Low 60s extreme South. Highs sunday 72-84. Local weather Walter Wieland Field High yesterday. 73 Low overnight. 49 8 a m. Today. 62 noon today. 67 year ago today miss Lori Underhill extreme right in the front Row was crowned miss Motley in ceremonies Friday night during the Morrison county fair in Motley. Miss Underhill was also named 4-h style Queen in yesterday s judging. Shown above Are miss Underhill s competitors including from left Back Row sue Tholl Cynthia Swecker Maxine Dorman Janine Bolden merry Corner second runner up front Row from left a Sley Jones first runner up Peggy Lansburg Barbara Silgjord and miss Underhill. Daily dispatch photo extended Outlook Minnesota partly Cloudy and Chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms monday through wednesday warmer tuesday and a Little cooler South portion wednes Day. Highs in 80s tuesday and in 70s and Low 80s wednesday. Laws 50s and Low 60s tuesday and wednesday

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