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    ed their certificate of publicconvenience a n d necessity.Because of this, he said, theairport authority adopted a[resolution requesting their at- It was the second lengthymike against Northwest in theltorney to file a formal com-plaint with the Civil Aeronautics'Board and "review the possibili-ty of- removing the certificate ofpublic convenience and necessi-ty from Northwest Airlines forservice to these two states."

    iconsider the matte r and "if you headquarters in Minneapolis.:are in agreement, that you passa formal resolution suppor;tingand joining with the F ~ g o:Municipal Authority in this ac-tion." He asked that copies of.such a resolution be forwardedto Fargo so that it may beentered along with the formal take from five to-seven days to \ His absence led to spec&-complaint. i accwplish this." , tion that all contractual items, O'Neill s aid he is referring the I had been settled, and only amatter to the council's aviation Erickson said sdorw in re+ 1 back-tework agreement stoodtoration of scheduled senrice 1 i, he way of ending the strike. icommittee for consideration. will be &en to No& Dakota, 6 6 ~ ac@-to-work agreement isMontana and Winnipeg. Service ewe mel y i mp om t and ex-!

    is expected to be available to tremely complex," a source in 7those areas within two days. ' the pilots' union said at theThe long session Sunday .time.night and this morning followed / back-tc-work agreement;a lghour meeting which began reportedly took- several weeksSaturday and cantinned until 2 1 to hammer out, after a new i;cantract had been agreed upon1a ' ~ ~ n ~ ~ ~ ~ 'segent on a in the strike of 1970.= iew contract had been reached The strike left much of Northabout a month ago but a &ad- a and Montana withoutijock develope& on a back-to- east-west air service andlwork ag r- e for the p&ts ted criticism in those;'who struck the Minneapolis-based airline on Jane 3, ne convenience and ne-fiar after the expiration oftract.Negotiations resumed lastweek under Usery HarryBickford of the National Media-tion Board.

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    .--. -I J ~ a g d 4 6 . Thursday, December 28, 1972 Teleph--i-;- - - ---* IAir l ine requesfs delay 1

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    -.--1 a possibility of continuing pre- 1clearance at the Manitoba 1I capital. i1 Norman Midboe, a i r p o r t'manager at Grand Forks, saidithat a postponement for amonth would *mean there likelywill be no construction of ad-ditional inspection facilities here'ufltil next year and that no in-1crease will be required if pre-1clearance should be continued.,Present U.S. Customs Burea'u 'facil'ties ar e sufficieyt, he said, 'as long as pre-clearance re-/mains in effect. ISome phasing out of p r e lclearance from Canadian points


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    Grand Forks city officials Fri-day it would like to postpone fo ra or so a decision on the

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    1 Grdnd Forks-Bismarck-LL,7 3 service1 I 41 i n N.D. commuter airl ine plan

    I sys tem would pr ovide service /Yenience and necessity" to pro pro jects, if the bill passes.between nine North Dakotacities, is drawn so it could tie in 1with existing major airliie timeschedules, "and could be ex-tended to Minneapolis, in theevent d nother airline strike.",Air traffic within the statewas cfippled last year by alengthy Northwest 0 i e n tAirlines strike.Vavra said the plan calls forround-trip, twice-daily flightsservicing Grand Forks, Devils]Lake and Bismarck, with morn-ing departures from GrandF o r k s and mid-afternoond e p ar t ur e s f r o m B i s m ar c k;round-trip, twice-daily flightsc o n n e c t i n g B i s m arck,.J a m e s - t o w n , F ar go a ndWahpeton, and two round-tripfligW from Williston to Minota n d Ss m a r c k, a n d f r o mDiekinson to M in o t a n dBismarck.The U.S. Senate is currentlyconsidering funding a three-year,. experimental air com-muter- system project in two ort hr ee s t t e t ha t a reg e o g r ~ a i c a i l y arge but fow inpopulation. Vavra said state of-ficials, inclading GQV. Art Link,bave "made a strong effortbefore the Senate 60 have one of,the projects located here."The planes woad be " turbo-prop aircraft, &passenger, thatwould %_ake bo ut 50 minutes toan hour Q go from Grand. Forksto Bismarck," he said. "It

    w ou ld be go od c o m m u t e rs e ~ i c e , " he said, since '50ucouid go in ithe morning andreturn the sa me evening."V av ra sa id t he f e d e r a lgovernment would subsidize theprpjeqt at thi3 rate of $3 millionpe r year, iorbh ree years, if thebill is approqpi. A fter the initialthree ye ar s the system "should /be self-sufficient," he said.If It isn't, it would be up tothe state whether they wouldwant to try continuing it unde rI -

    Airlin es, Inc., of Sioux Fall s,S.D., to pr ovide s c h e d u 1 e dai r line service b e t w e e nBismarck, Jamestown, Fargoand Minneapolis. In addition, iFlight Development CO.,Fargo, operated light tw /engine planes twice d a i 1ybetween Far go and G r a n dl1Forks. 1Vavra said Wednesday fie ,believes the state stands a goodchance at landing one of ther

    , Herald Bismarck Bureau- Vavra*director of the state Aeronauticspresented statelegislators here with a propos*systemplan that be asa -year* federdl~ywdedexperiment.

    He ~ Q U embers of theS n a t e APPm~riat iansCorn-&ifitee Wedaesday that the

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    some other f i n a n c i a 1 ar-rangement.Vavra said expansion of sucha commuter systeIfi to Min-neapalis during times when ma-jor airline service is disruptedwould be more acceptable to ,thestate than situations whichprevailed during the Northweststrike.At Atat time, the stateAeronautics G 0 m m i s s i o nmanted a "certificate of con-

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    PFNBFNA, N.D. - he possi-ble hijacking of a charter flightfrom Grand Forks Internat%onalAirport may have been avertedhere Tuesday night.T h r e e P a r aguayan-bornGermans were denied entrance%tohe United State s at .the Pem-bina border crossing, accordingI to the Federal Bureau of

    t Investigation office in Grand/ Forks.T h e three were members ofa larger group of Paraguayan-iborn dermans who h,ad1 emigrated to Canada, and who;=r e planning a char ter flight1 to Asuncion, Paraguay, by way, of Grand Forks and Miami .'Their group was to meetanother group arriving fromSeattle-Th e FBI officials responded toa phone tip that the three hadbragged earlier they were plaa-ning to hijack a charter fight.The three were not charged, buti were returned to Canada, theFBI said.The incident &curred about 9

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    -- - ---- -aandor canstkcti& 0 .,Fargo, wa@ ranted a land leaseagreemmt at W a n d F o r k s iInternational Airport w he r efhey are oonstmcting a 22,500 1square foot building for use by 1the UGversity AviationDepart-ment. / - 6-?3'BY a I Z ~ D ~ V ~ ,lrsle~oundl1


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    By CHUCK HAGAHerald Bismarck.BureauB I S M A R C K - StateAeronautics Commission Dlrec-tor Harold Vavra safd hereWednesday he has Sent to ar rand Forks Chamber of Corn-merce committee a proposal&at could make it easier tof o ~ m regional a i rpor t author i -

    ty or the Grand Forks area.Vavra said he sent his prmposal to Norman M i d b o e ,manager oi the Grand ForksInternational Ailport. Midboewas to pass it on to the Cham-ber's aviation committee, whichwould then react to it and passon its evaluation to Vavra.Vavra said he has tdked wi th

    Sen. George Longmire, R-GrandForks, about the a?mendment. I twould allow cities to retain con-trol over their airports by prc-viding them with control overre@mal imissions.Under current state law, heexplained, cities that contractwith counties or other govern-mental units to establish region-a1 airports may be outvoted onthe airports' governing com-missions. The law says thateach governmentd unit enteringinto the agreement may selectme commission .member; ifkhere is an even n ~ i b e r fcommissioners, bhe governorappoints another.If, for example, the cities ofGrand Forks and East GrandForks and Polk and GrandFor ks Caunt!es agre ed to forma regional airport authority, theCity of Grand Forks could beoutvoted four to one.That , Vavra said, is one of the

    major reasons the enalegislation for establishmeregional authorities, passethe Legislature in 1959, hayet been

    Grand Forks officials arterested in establishinregional authority becauwould allow them to expantax base supportmg theair facility. Midboe hadicated that vastly incrfinancial support is necefor the facility to complyfederal safety and seregulations, and to expameet current demands."Hght now your city isporting a regional airpVavra said. q u t ~e pstate law which pe-tsties and cities to create regaufiorities is unworkablecity could lose control of airport.wunder Vavra's propsa1couldandorm a regionaln theutin dich the representatithe governingwould be determined byparties to fie negotiation.

    His posposal would rcommtssions of a t leastmembers. A I 1 o c a t i orepresentation could be "by any formula they can Cn," Va vra said. They coupopulation, for example, obase.He said that if this amment doesn't provide governmental units with basis for agreement, "thenext step will be the Legisstepping in and- saying, 's h d l be a redona1 aauthority here . . "

    B I SY R C K (AP) -Northwest Airlines is .taking thestate of ~ ~ ~ t h~k~~~ and fourNorth Dakota cities, includingGrand Forks, to court In an ef-fort to reduce the assessedvalue of its property in thestate.The action was filed in FourthDistrict Court, Bismarck.State T a X CommissionerByran B r g a said the suit is' 'l~ot something that's surpris-

    argued th at its assessed vtion should be $1,502,967,same method has been usassess it .a s had been useair carriers.Instead, fie suit alleges

    ing." He said the im-'lied that it alight thecourts when its assessment wasproperty assessed at $1,81It requested a reductio

    q a ' aarbitrarily, and with desiqerate unequally upon

    raised last August.Its North D*aof $2,347,486, said N orthwest mits su mm on s, w as ~ i l l ~ ~ d ,-ngful, disproprtionate, con-fie-tory, a r b i t r a r an d

    unlawfuH~ d i s r i m i against" assessed ~ ~ rproperty at a higher level.For Jz?ly, Northwest haAugust, but instead the BoaEqualization increased assessment to $2,578,315.Northwest then p r o t e sagain and in Septemberh a r d set *he f inal gssessa t t h e disputed figur

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    . NOTICNotlce Is bidswill beTbed frsme mothe City AuIsle,Grand200 PM Ocbond will be Forms for may be obtaAuditor by wror telephone , DOClty(Oct


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    AIRPORT ~ttendanl;%la+ i919per month ostart plus iberal fringebenefts, Duties: Services air cra ftand marntains the airport runwaysand buildings. Rquirements: Highschool graduate or equivalent. -Oneyear experlence as an aiport atten-dant or muivaient cornbinatinn ofeducatio'n and &Gi;&;:Qualifications: Working knowledgeIIot i rma++ t a e ~ a n d / rnnr+operations. Must be abletoigztt;mechanic al equipment. Must beable to work outside in varyingweather conditions. Applicationsand job descriptions may be pickedUPat the Personnel Office, PO Box1518, Clly Hall, 404 2nd Awe North.Grandyork~, ND 54201. Equal Opf portunify Employer.

    City airport toGrand Forks will receive$431,643 next year from thefederal government for theairport, according to Nor-m a n M i d b oe , a i r p o r tmanager.T h e m o n e y i n c l u d e s$349,200 for construction of

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    snow on roads, coupled with low visi-A spokes- for the Weather ser- bility. Roa&eonditions on Highway 2vice said the Fargo area and points are pOOr in the Michigan, N3 . t area,the sonth have received the b m t of but impr'ove west of Devils Lake,the winter preview. About four inches N e D -of snow have fallen in the Farg* head south ofMoorhead area between five and the said thehlches reported in northeastern .SoutheDakota round Watertown. Several schools canceled classesGrand been On the edge of Wednesday due to the storm. They in-the System, ge- inches clude Central l/aUn (Bmton-Reyn- .Of "OW. However* north of Minto, olds, N.D.), ClirnaXSheUv,wprren,N*D'3sno was reported we.%ea- Arggle, and Alvarado, mm. lasesday morning with travel conmtlons will halt at p.m. atThief Rivergeneral ly good. was spa-ed by a deeplow system which developed sociated With the the most seove r Colorado Monday. vere were in the area south of a line- The system then moved across Ne-' braska and South Dakota, leaving a. white blanket in its wake.

    The Weather Service spokesmansaid west central Minnesota also has said outages have been minor in thereceived heavy snow, with the leading northern valley: Most of the problemsedge being around Alexandria, Minn. resulted from -ice forming on the linesSouth of Alexandria, snow and rain are which were then slapped together byreported. Rain was reported in south- the wind.ern Minnesota and the Cities Cass Cwnty Rural Electric coopera-area.That area i s on the other side of tive, near Fargo, was hard 4it 4ththe lowystem and are power knocked out at Argusville,wmer 9 many 50 degree be*, Tower City and Vgey at y.readings. Snow and high winds caiised powerThe system moved into southwest- lines to break and poles to snap, Allerq Mhesota during the night andthe TwinCities area Wdesdaymorning. The system will be mmavingthrough ewtern f@meso@ aqd west-

    emWsconsin Veditesdag afternoon,rgo@Bg ea~?~oaqx,hereat Wes bynightfa. - -As the storm moves northward, thesnow bdt could extend northwWai.dfrom Grand Forks to the-,$anadianborder, Heavy snow was ~ e r t e dWedn&ay morning in the w d j iand Red Lakes Falls, Minn., areas.The latter area reported five inches on and line work'. . 'the ground.The spokesman said windshave beencl&ed a t 50 miles per hour in theFargo-Moorhead area, resulting inpoor-travel conditions. In some areas,five-footdrifts are reported withmanycars and trucks in the ditch.Grand Forks police report eight ac- This is the second snowfalltohi t thecidents up to 9 a.m. due to icy stree ts Grand Forks area 'this-fall. Over an .and poor driving conditions. While inch fell Oct. 7. However, that stormthere was considerable property dam- also hit the-southern valley-and westage, there were no injuries. East\ centralMinnes~tamoresev~ely.Grand Forks police reported no .+mishaps. The current storm fails-dose to theThe morning Greyhound bus fromFargo to Grand Forks was canceledduetopoor roadconditions. The Winni-peg to Fargo bus i s expected tobe halt-ed in Grand Forks until the stormmoderates.

    been around 35 miles per hour. Thestorm has not caused problems at~~~~d Forks hternational &port.~h~ flights left as s&&d&althoahere were some icy

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    I Continued Ram Page 1 A to blow the fog away. wiches as they waited for the fog toI eating the situation. In one case, the Th e light winds of three to four hopefully clear.Frontier plane wa s in Fargo while the miles per hour ar e ideal for the ere-* 1 fact, a restaurant employee saidfresh crew was stranded in Grand ation of fog as the warm soutber l~ they ra n out of b r e a d i n l a t eForks. winds moved over the snow pack afternnnn . , I

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    //-A0 7s&turday nigh rolic cooled by1 By Anne ValentineHerald Staff WriterDriving wind and snow chasedpeople into homes and motels Sat-urday night, leaving business in- many local restaurants, theaters,and bars at a near standstill."Bar business is down, but off-sale is up. That's the way it alwaysis in a storm," said Jake Smith,bottle shop manager at Crown Col-

    ony Entertainment Center, 4220Fifth Ave. N.There were more employeesthan customers at El RocoLounge, U.S. Highway 2 and High-way 81, apparently because regu-lars were heeding official warn-ings and staying dut of lowvisibility dr iving conditions and offslippery roads.The decision whether to ventureout in the first severe storm of theseason wasn't a hard one for mostresidents of Grand Forks AirForce Base. At 8 p.m. Saturday,officials closed the base to outgo-ing traffic because of hazardous

    driving conditions.Early in the evening there werefew cars on Grand Forks streets,and business at Frenchy's, 1302Stanford Road, was slow."It might pick up later on," saidowner H.J. Lacrosse. "Sometimespeople come out . . . because theywant a challenge."

    The storm boosted business s tlocal motels, however, a s out-of-town visitors and truckers regis-tered for rooms to avoid driving inthe storm.The Westward Ho Motel wasnearly full, "and we might get afew more later when the barsclose," said c lerk Janell Schnack-enberg. "Then they'll realize,'Hey, we can't drive anywhere in

    all this snow."'At three other motels, unexpect-ed guests began checking in earlyin the afternoon, and other guestsarranged to stay an extra night be-cause of the storm.While people were finding secu-rity from cold and wind, some an-imals in Grand Forks may havehad a rough go of it Saturday night.At 6:30 p.m., Grand Forks policeannounced they would answer nomore calls about stray or lost an-imals, in order to respond morepromptly to traffic accident cdlswhich were coming in at a rate ofab ut five an hour.While most people apparentlydidn't want to risk driving Satur-

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    Eighth Ave. N . , as hi! w as hauling. ai s of clean cio thes out of a laun:Attendance at fir st shows in the- dr6mat On Highbwa~- driving ~~~~a s., and ~~ ye ar -o ld overpass. wiaters was way below normal Sat- his black hair, he scott st . vincent, 822 ~ ~ ~ ~ t hShouting and piling onto a flying Aurday lught,and major added: "It seemed like a pretty S., the storm seemed like a good saucer, the boys were oblivious o at rants reported business was about gOOd to lamdry-" time sledding down the embank- perils faced by car s around them Aghalf as good as usual. TO 14-year~ldDavid Agar, 812 ment of the DeMers Avenue and apparently toother hazards of can

    I Man i s charged with th$4t_LMz7' Christopher Jackson, 23,685Fourth Ave. S., has been\ charged in Grand Forks

    ~nternationii4. Airport Nov.Judge Frank Kosanda set

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    \ - Slow snow removal I1 Reader o~ in ion-I .GRAND FORKS- s a resident of , . ' -f4-3-7I?I Grand Forks for nearly 12 years and ataxpaying citizen, I would like to askthe City of Grand Fo rks what the 1problem was with the Thanksgiving 'w eek Blizzard snow removal. East' Grand Forks wasted very little time) getting its streets cleared.' It is needless to say what problemsI were caused for individual motorists1 in Grand Forks because of the neglect( of the city in efficiently and promptlyI removing the snow, at lea st from thei main thoroughfares in the cjty. Thenthe city police department had the

    'Adven ure'i ATHENA, Ore.- n Dec. 8-9, I hadi the experience of a l ifet ime;' being stranded in your airport during1 spectacular weather - emperatureI as low as 25 below with a chill factorI in excess of 85 below.

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    ( audacity to announce that tickets, would be issued and cars towed fromI the city str eets , if they were not mov-ed. Where, pray tell, were we sup-posed to move them to?

    Here come the snowplows! DownUniversity avenue - nly four days/ after the snow fell, and at prime time,! too- ush hour, 4 p.m. Nov. 23.I fully realize that this was the' '.'worst snow storm for November in1 70 years." However, I do hope that inI t$e future our city fathers will moreI judiciously plan for such an emergen-

    ' cy and do the citizens of Grand For ks1 a thankful favor.iI I am sure this lett er will speak formany people in the city.

    conveniences of tr avel del av. such .@,. -11 YOI the motels, taxis, etc., refusing heven transport you to nearby lodgingI - did at the sam e time have the op-portunity to observe teamwork in ac-l tion.( I refer to Ron Elder, proprietor, Iand Chuck Overstreet, manager ofa the dining facilities at the airport,1 who did their best to keep the 35 to 401 stranded passengers as comfortableas possible. Also assisting were themost capable Dams &ugh and Edie

    Boushee, all working 36-hour shifts.A perfect character who inspectedallas he rs.on-existentanya Riley.utgoingrs.uggageiley was constantly on the move, helpingothers whenever and wherever npprl-

    ntefnationa airport is ex/ . g+7 f.By Mary MillicanHerald Staff Writer

    I Sounds of hammeris&& digging and the growling of /heavy equipment engines will join the usual jet noises atj Grand Forks International Airport in 1978. II Norman Midboe, acting airport manager, said aheavy-duty taxiway parallel to north-south runway No. 17,will be completed by June 30. Commercial aircraft userunway 17 almost e xclusively, Midboe said, because it h asthe latest instruments and is longer aad wider than theairport's other runway.' Construction of a lighte r-duty taxiway leading to east-west runway No. 26 will continue, he said. The lighter-dutytaxiway mainly will be used for general purpose aviationor smaller, private aircraft.' In June the National Guard will probably do some /I eart h fill work at the south end of the field near the acc ess

    road, Midboe said. A marshy area that cannot even sup-port grass needs to be filled in.' And an ar ea eas t and south of the University Opera-tions Building will be brought up to grade to eliminateeventually will be a connecting link to a general aviation Imoisture in preparation for construction in 1979. The area Iarea to be developed east of the termina l building complex 1:_nmn

    B& Burke, Federachief, said runway end are the only equipment But the airport did attached snow wing jusThe $61,000 motomoney, is one of two thof snow about 25feet wTakeoffs and landin(figures are for both cosaid, but he expects thew a s he 1976 tbtal, in varianc e of about 10 peNorthwest Airlinesfrom Minneapolis to Sctries, according to Peterson.Peters on said the Cawarded the flights, band new equipment hav

    He said the flights.wSpokesmen for Frsaid their companies haflights in 1978.

    ./ 7 /Pallbearers for Lloyd B. FanyeatheForks fire chief for the past 14 years, willFish, Stanley Hoistad, Gordon McCom, ThJr., Julian Vingelen and Robert Comers.. Mr . Fairweather, 902 S.Ninth St., dSaturday a t The United Hospital.Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at WMethodist Church, with burial at Sunset Mdens. American Legion Post 6 will conI honors.Visita tion will be Monday evening at Hson Mortuary and Tuesday at the church forfore the services.

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    I - Mkyor C.P. O'Neill said-the depar t-ment ran smoothly under Fair-w&ther's guidance."I felt that he has been a veryh u n c h employee. It's very regrett-able that this had to happen. He willb e s o r e l y m i s s ed b y t h e


    i Forty to 45 uniformed firemen will4 attend the funeral as a group.'1 Serviceswillbe held at 2 p.m. Tues-1 day In Wesley United Methodist&&,with buria l Sunset Memo-rial -dens. American Legion Pos tNo. 6 will conduct military h v :&.Fairneather was bod45,1914, at Grand Forks. He se*the Army during World War Il? He1 was married to Lyda Nelson Jan. 41946, at Crookston, rJZinn. He was a-lifelong city resident.I M;. FairweaE&- w aTamember of Wesley Unitedj Methodist Church, Ameri-, can Legion Post No. 6,VFW Post 1874 and the Elks1 Lodge. His professionalmerntierships included theInternational Association ofFire Chiefs, the Interna-tional Association of ArsonInvestigators and NorthI Dakota Fire Chiefs,LC .

    Survivors include hiswife; one daughter, Mrs.Allan (JoAnne) Meisner,Grand Forks; one son,David, Booneville, Iowa;his mother, Mrs. Vera, Grand Forks; onesister, Mrs. Louise Peter- '' son, Tipp City, Ohio; onebrother, Duane, Harrison-

    burg, Va.; and ninegrandchildren.I Visitation will be Mondayevening in Hanson-Ander-son Mortuary and TuesdayI at the church for one hourbefore the servicesi-8-a - .- .

    I Honorarv allb bearers will be memberDYDB. AIRWEATBER3

    ... ire c h ie for 4pears- - A-

    Hansbn, 66, etired last he said, is duweek from that position, ~rovementswhich he began in 1948. planes. "Insteajets that now atransportation everything wator,' Hanson said he has prop planes.~dealt with the transporta-tion and rates for almost .The motor cevery co-dty produced ness also hain the Grand Forks trade larger and moarea. This has includedp cated, he said-tatoes, grain, mill prod- "And, you doucts, fertilize r, iron and charcoal fired steel, and cement. heaters on the The types of transporta- cars for transP- tion he has worked -with toes in the whave been the railroads, more," he saidmotor carriers and parcel

    post. b Infarm crop trIn addition, he has repre - was done largsented the city and the railroads. ''It Chamber of Commerce in one-sixth truckairlines caseswith the Civil alld fivesixths Ai~onautics954. Board since Last year, thwas about 70"1 guess my main consid- truck and 30erations have been to see rail, he said.that there has been a means iL ~ u t ,thinkto ship our products out of tufiqgaroundthe area, and that the costs year. The coare quitable with other trans porta tionareac of the country," he more costly wsaid. crease of fuel p"T he re ha ve be en "poor road

    in the caused by the . area of technological ad- this fall also hvancements," he said, "but hard for truckI can't say all of them net' this area. ManyNIEHANSON e s s a r i l ~ h av e b een 9 n the ditchimprovements." . reach Grand Fo

    The increase in passen- This has causger transporataion by air, shortage of ra

    traffic directorship retires witl r -,2+I * + , By Mary Millican ation. After the evaluation, increases for local potato The transpo5 Herald Staff Writerr -* Ka-L eig h, executive vice shipments by the railroad. mittee looks c-+ preside@ of the chamber, Today, gen eral r at e in- rates affecting,-+ After E-J. "Erie" _Ha?- said the asstkiation was creases affect the move- merit of all gofZmn retires D e c - a 3 0 ~ wlll given the w o n ccontinue ment of all commodities out of the city.i"fris osition. The Grand wiih ;t full-time person. throughouts he nation, he its .influence $5r0rks of They preferred to pay Han- said. , Amtrak's Empr:?erce no longer have a on a consulting basis a Hanson Also worked Gith rou te, passenb.pansportation the f~ t i e s a year instead, three chamber committees from North DP~ er so n ho fights shippmg hi gh said. for aviation, transportation West.gmte Changing duties of the and stree ts and highways. Th e

    tr*portatiOn imprOv: trafficdirector also affect- ~n work with the avia- and highwaysed the decision. tion committee, Hanson suggests rm djQb n 8-, ks o. longer represented the Grand merits to the he able to influence shipping Forks interest in establish- partment and ra te , ne of the post's key ing airhe patterns. He promotes pro

    LB-GRAND FORKS HERALD--Sun., Apr. 16 .19qws

    AGENDA ' 9,r--iClTY COUNClL MEETING :' .< CMONDAY, APRIL 17,19787:30 P.M.



    3-1 a. eari in^ 8 determining sufficiency of protest

    N.D. economy hurt by pilots'By HerschdKenner b -3-76 resMted in an estimated loss of abHeraldStuff Writer ness in the state, Vavra said Frida-- -

    The Northwest Airlines pilots' strike is costing theNorth Dakota economy about $4.8 million a month, ac-cording to revised figures compiled Friday by a s tate gov-em my t agency.Without replacement service from North central&-litles,the, trike would cost about $8 million a month, a ccordingto the agency. But North Central has replaced 41percent of the passenger service. .

    "These figures show that -even with replacement

    That figure i s compiled by estpenditure of $85 a day per passengenomic multiplier that every dollarIt also includes an estimate that 6gers are from out of state.In addition to the $3.5 million ltion, $1.5 gill ion is lost every motions due to loss of travel. Anothevery month in business transac'freieht. due to delavs.-

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    for necessity of paving of Simonview Ct., Proi.No. 2756.b...Hear ing an d determining choice of pavingfor Simonview Ct.

    3-2 Hearing and determining sufficiency of protestfor necessity of paving S. Landeco Lane, Proj. "No. 2578.

    3-3 Matter of rezoningW. 75' of Blk. 3, B & E 3rdAdd.3-4 Matt er of substandard dwelling at 11 18 is t

    Ave. N.3-5 Matt er of renewal of lease with Modern AGto

    Soles.3-6 Request for easement by Hardware Hank8 Ber-nar d Miller on portion of Lt 5, Blk. 1, Cox's;

    Addn, -3-7 Request f& annexation of Lots 18 2, Blk. 4, and

    : .


    N . a airports get tunds +-3yZ*vet North Dakota airportshave been awardedf nearly $2.5 million in federal fundsfor fiscal 197%,accordingto b e Rocky MwnlainRegion of theFed-+ ,. eral Aviation ~dmhkdration. nother$W,000w i l li",,$e ma& available for development at smaller air-'i%gorts in North Dakota, Gov. Arthur LiaL said. The'2en airports a,pd their appropriatio~at' e:Fargo,> 9650,350; Bismarck, $587,634; Grand Forks,p' ~ , 0 4 0 ;inot, $345,180;and Devilsbake+ ames-: tmmand WW,ton,$150,000 &.

    Lot 3, Blk, 12, BFM Addn.3-8 Request for fireworks display permit by Serto- .ma Club.3-9 Application for permit for recyclable paperproducts;3-10 Matt er of ordinance relating to supper clubs.3-1 1 Board of Adjustments report.3- 12 Various bonds and insurance policies.4 REPORTS OF OFFICERS: ,4-1 Various reports.5 ACCOUNTS, CLAIMS & BILLS:5-1 Time rolls for March, 1978.5-2 Bill listing.5-3 Community Development bills.6 REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES:6-1 Claim by Howard Lindgren for damages.6-2 Matt er of ordinance re. outside employment bycertain City employees.6-3 Matter of lease with Staveteig Farming Assn.6-4 Matt er of airport business mgr. attending 197 8conference.6-5 Matter of approving updated airport layout

    plan.6-6 Matter of hiring consulting vgineering firm for

    proposed development of new general aviationr a rea.

    6-7 ~ a t t e rf applying for federal aid for develop-ment of portion of general aviation area.----

    North GtraI* the state an eonomic Those losses, plus the followand it is to the state's and the cities' interests to get the estimate, which was madstrike settled as quickly as possible," said Harold Vavra, added replacement flights May 8:director of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission./ Northwest is a member of a mutual aid pact with * $750,000 in miscellaneous lb/ p t h ~irlines. a a u l t of mt agr-mt, other &- ~acrif'es~"0 inconveniences.lines-are obligated to reimburse Northwest h u a h for- * $225,000in saliries of Northw1 mula based 02the number of pasengem in ex& of nor-. ~ o r t h .~ ak o t a .hat figure is detma1traffic.-- the *~, OM ombined salary figul3efmeNorthwest-pilots tmck April 29,a~averageof e ~ ~ p22,868 @sen *vefed on Northwest jetliners every j $137,160 in federal aid to ai-1~00thu Not!YDakota. The loss pf those passengers

    $112,500 in jet fuel sa les byAirlines.

    ~ u n d sou h t4-g - 7 8ifor a ir ~o rtI IThe Grand Forks City Council Mon-day voted to apply for $538,000 in fed-era l aid for grading and paving of arunway area for a proposed new gen-eral aviation facility at Grand ForksInternational A iw rt . I. The federal aid would be 80 percentof the project cost, and the city wouldpay the other 20 percent.The council also voted to hire Web-ster Foster and Weston engineers of ('Grand Forks to draf t plans and speci-1 fications for development of the pro-

    ! posed new general aviation facility.In other matters:1 An ordinance was introduced pro-

    $ hibiting city employees from holdingothers jobs that require city inspec-tion of their work.*An ordinance was introduced torequire new commercial' develop-ments to designate parkingspaces forthe handicapped.*The council delayed until May 15consideration of an ordinance creat-ing a downtown mall authority. Mer-chants proposing the City CenterPlaza on South Third Street have notpresented their recommendation onwhether to award construction con-1 tracts totalling about $1.5 million. Themerchants are to pay for the mall! with a %year, $2.5 million special as-1 sessment, if plans are carried out.I *Mayor C. P. O'Ndll presented Iplaques to four retiring councilmembers. The four were Myron Mol-

    I stad (24 years), Eugene Lavoy (16years), Neil Hensrud (eight years)and Lloyd Steinrnetz (four years).I Five new members will be sworn in' at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. Thei five are G. Nan P e m n , M a r h L.Dahl, Joe H. Ford, Marvin W Dehnand Reuben R. Larson.

    I - erschel KennerI I -

    * $104,600 in state sale s taxespassengers.* $7,500 in sta te excise taxes o*,$100,000 n deposits with thand the Bank of North Dakota fro$50,000 in airport concessparking.$50,000 in individual income $6,000 in corpora te income t$30,000 in airport landing served by Northwest - Grand Fand Jamestown.$3,D00 in food and lodging ecrews.

    1 Grand Forks apparently has nFargo. Many Fargo passenger s ! Forks to make connections on NoIn May 1978, during the sti boarded airliners in Grand Forks

    I a year ago. There were 6,461 boalast month, compared to 6,192 in MNorman Midboe, Gr-orks airp

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    I . -I - Grand Forks ..--..----,. --,, --, . - - . .,.WASHINGTON (AP) - nion of& ~h 1s said that Once the

    &ls said Tuesday that early return. on the three-year contract was being have to come up with additional moll- tent ati ve agre eme nt is o ffi cia lly .show air tra ffi c contr ollers h ave counted at he professional Traffic ey or fac e a strike, probably in ea rly turned down P0li will ask the adminis-"overwhelmingly" rejected a tent ativ e Controller Organization's headquar- August. tration to reopen contr act talks. Lewis contract. ter s here Union spokeswoman Marcia The benefits within the $10 million has said he will be wilfing to resumeSome union lead ers de cla red a Feldman said official results would can not be reshuffled to meet the de- the discussion.strike inevitable if the government not be announced until today, but that m&'of the controllers, said George The union has not set astrfie dead-does not camp up with more money. it was clear the vote would be "over- Brandon, vice president for the south- line. New t a lb are not =pected be-The administra tion offered noindic- whelmingly against the contract." west region. Larry Phillips, the *ce gin u nti l ne xt w eek * union an dtion it would do that. Transportation president for the Great Lakes region, government sources said.In some regions of the country the also said the government offer "won't But some union leaders indicatedecretary Drew Lewis has said repeat- rejection was as high as 95 percent,edly the controllers would be given with some facilitier unalli- do it We've got to have more money-" that without new government ConceP AUnion president Robert E. Poli, who sions, the t alks ar e unli kdy to-as=+&nothing beyond th e $40 million pack- mous disapproval, according to sever-age of wages and benefits.tentativel~ al other union fficials. Domenic iaitialed the tenta tive agreement June long. "Just about everything's beenagreed upon last month. Torchia, a regional vice president, said 22 , but later joined the other members said that's going to be said and I don'tof the union's executiveaboard to rec- see it going very f ar nto August," said

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    Lewis did leave room for reworking the vote in his w estern region was ommMd the pac t's rejectTon, has been .Gary Eads, who represents the centralthe package to meet Some demands of about 2,200 to 50 against the pact. tr rv em g around the country assessing ..region on the union's executive board. the controllers. A spokesman for Lew- One scenario calls for waiting untilis said fiesd ay the government's posi- He and a number of other members the support for a strike.of the -on,s executive boxd sqid in Poli could not be reached Tuesday. :after Aug 7 to begin a walkout be-tion has not changed.

    -< . -- --I ,rS Implying the admidtra-

    , 1 SeC @#I-81 I tiongainstouldheake ontrolle rs,hard lineII

    1 Lewis said: "At a time whenPresident Reagan and Con-gress are working strenu-for Monday 1 ously to cont rol federal' spending and reduce infla-WASHINGTON(AP)- Air traffic , tion ...we cannot yield to de-controllers said Friday they will walk i mands that would

    off their jobs Monday unless the gov- ' contradict all our b at ef-ernment improves its contract offer o 1 forts for reasonable andtheir satisfaction. sensible fiscal policy."Federal mediator Kenneth Moffettsaid the parties were "light yearsapart" after a brief

    The airline industry -ti-mates that a ,strike wouldcost the economy $250 mil-meeting. Moffettsaid he saw littlechance of a settle-m en t d u r in g th eweekend.Transportat ionS e c r e t a r y D r e wLewis character-ized the controllersunion's demaqds as"shocking." He said aanalysis showed they would cost thegovernment more.than $600 million.The government has said it will go no

    lion daily and the airlines 1 -$80 million to $100 million a ; The Pact,day. Various airlines repo rt- : not reduce ted losses of $2 million to $14 ! 40-hour workthat many ccharacterizeThe controlleduction of th32 hours, whtimates wouabout half of the commer - hiring of 3,cia1 jetliners to fl ~~ w it hhe controllers.use of supervisors and 2,000 The 17,00non-union controllers. Top who direct ahigher than $40 million. . pfiority would be, given to i 2 3 regionalA strike would ground about half fhe iGernationa1, military and ' more thannation3 commercial air traffic. / dnmestic long-distance / earn an averaRobert E. Poli, president of the Pro - 1 y ear - rofesiional Air Tr affic Controllers 0 fliE:knercial fli ghts of $22,500 to a hnization, said* earlie r Frid ay less than 500 miles would be depending onWlless a new @ntract is !Settled hardest hit. Many commut- vice and air tthe weekend, a strike will begin aswell as genera1 " In Grand Fa.m. Monday. He said he i s co aviation aircraft using the tional Airpthe 15,000 union members will air traffic control system ' Norman Midstr ike vote'.Scheduled at midni would be grounded. Those / airport wouldday. general aviation aircraft made whenthat do not fly with instru- threatene d to

    controllers st

    ,:which has promised control towerswiftly if the control- tro l tower k Out. A str ike is il- Burke and te

    alled for have to be re

    8-2ers,F'AA 's es aI WASHINGTON (AF) - The pros-pect of a nationwide air traffic c ontrol-'lers strike increasedSaturday.The strike dead-line is 7 a.m. EDTMonday.T h e t w o s i d e s

    broke off their talksafter meeting onlya b o u t 30 mi n u t e sSaturday but wereto resume negotia-tions today. Moffett'We're st i l l miles apart and therehasn't been much bargaining," federalmediator Kenneth Moffett said. "I'mnot very hopeful righ t now."White House spokesman David R.Gergen said President Reagan "wantsto do everything possible to avoid astrike, within the context of a fa ir set-tlement."

    T r a n s p o r t a t i o n S e c r e t a r y Dr e wLewis called the union's demands "ex-cessive" and said the union packagewould cost the government $681 mil-l ion a year and amount to almost$39,000 in wages and benefits for eachcontroller."These demands ...are nothing shortof outrageous," Lewis said. "We can-not yield to, or even entertain, suchdemahds." H e called the union propos-al "an affron t to the American public."T h e g o v e r n m e n t ' s w a g e o f f e ramounts to $4 0 million a year. Lewissaid he was not budging from that fig-ure. He said military controllers andsupervisory workers were prepared todirect the nation's air traffici f the con-trollers walk off their jobs. ,obert E. Poli, president of Ehe Pro-fessional Air Traffic Controllers Orga-nization, was asked Saturday what theunion's estimate of the cost to the gov-

    ernm ent would be if its demands w eregranted. He did not answer. Lewis hassaid the union's estimate is $490 mil-lion.A strike by the controllers couldground half of the nation's ai r traffic,particularly flights of less than 500miles, play havoc with air travelersand cost the economy tens of millionsof dollars a day.Car rental agencies, bus lines andAmtrak were preparing for a rush ofbusiness.Poli said he was still awaiting acounterproposal from he government,but he said he doubted a str ike could beavoided."The outlook right now isn't good,"Poli said.The Federal Aviation Administra-tion for months has been working on acontingency plan in case of a strike.Initially, airlines would reduce flights

    a t 23 of the country's biggest airports,but once the controller work force wascut by 50 percent a more drastic emer-gency plan would go into effect. .Under the plan, flights of m ore than500 miles would be given priority andshort-haul flights could be drasticallyreduced. Overall, the FAA says, asmany a s half of the commercial regu-larly scheduled flights coud be ground-ed.The cont ro l l e r union ' s Mondaystrike deadline, announced at a newsconference Friday, caught most air-lines, travelers and Reagan adminis-tration officials by surprise.On Friday, Lewis sought a week'sextension, saying a three-day deadlinewas "unfair and irresponsible." ButPoli rejected the request for a delayand said Saturday the Monday deadlineremains in effect.Of t he 15,000 PATCO members, 95

    percent me n t ' s Thom asGrand FGrand voted toa nationaThomas The cofor a redweek, inand addit

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    Gran1 not thI WASH1 ald pubMinneap, seeking

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Air trafficcontrollers and the government gavethe first indication of serious bargain-ing early today as they attempted toavert a strike."Serious negotiations" were underway, said B.J. Yount, a spokeswomanfor the Fed eral Mediation and Concili-ation Service. But she could not saywhether there was movement towarda sett lement.The strike target was 7 a.m. EDTtoday.

    Contingency plans: 8AI/ The assessment was a sharp con-trast to earlier claims Sunday nightfrom all sides that no progress was, being made.

    I Meanwhile, controllers across much, of the country began a strik e vote, ac-L-i-. , C~ntinuedrom Page 1-I criminal penalties. A strlke would be. in violation of a long-standing federal

    f injunction as w ell as a law prohibitingstrikes by government employees.I Smith, appearing on NBC's "Meetthe Press," said the administrationwould refuse to negotiate while the! controllers were on strike.Administration sources said pri-vately Sunday that they believed thecontrollers were bent on a strike, un-like a month ago when the union failedto get the 80 percent approval for astrike and agreed to a tentative settle-ment. That settlement was rejected by

    I 95 percent of the union me mbers lastI week.


    cording to union spokeswoman MarciaFeldman.Avoiding a strike seemed "almostimpossible unless we get an exten-sion," Transportation Secretary DrewLewis had said during an eveningbreak in the talks. "Nothing has beenaccomplished."Alluding to the fact the two sideswere more than $600 million apart intheir proposals, Lewis said, "Whenyou're 17 times apart it's fruitless tonegotiate."Lewis said he briefed PresidentReagan on the talks earlier in the dayand was told by the president to com edown "with the full force of the Jus-tice Department" against any strikingcontrollers. He said the president alsoinstructed him to cut off negotiationsif a strike is called and said therewould be no amnesty for strikers.A controllers strike could ground

    -zons'unuaerwayhalf the nation's commercial flightsand cause confusion and delays, de-spite government contingency plans.Federal mediator Kenneth Moffettsaid the evening recess, which lasted3% hours, had been requested byunion president Robert E. Poli.Poli also said no progress had beenmade.Asked Sunday night if the deadlinecould be extended, union spokeswom-an Feldman had said, "I don't see anypossibility of extending anything."Moffett had said, "There's not beenany change. There's no progress. Asfar as both sides are concerned, we'restill miles apart."Refusing to give up hope, Moffettadded, "Maybe there'll be a change inposition."Lewis ear l i e r charac te r i zed the

    Jthe talks at mid-afternoon that the ad-ministration intended to stand firm onits $40 million offer, a figure nowherenear the amount the controllers havedemanded. He said the union couldshuffle the package any way it wants.Lewis urged the union to come upwith "an offer anywhere reasonable"and extend the strike deadline anotherweek to provide more time for bar-gaining. But union president Ro bert E.Poli said there would be no extensionand said it was time for the govern-ment to come up with a counteroffer.Poli said he had support for a strikeamong the union's members.~ t h r n e y e n e ra l W i ll ia m F r e nc hSmith, saying a controllers strike"would be a crime," promised to pros-ecute strikers "to the full extent pro-vided bv law." seeking both civil andunion's demands as "nothing short ofoutrageous." He said before resuming Please see CONTROLLERS,- -.A

    government employees from striking.The union also could face heavy finesfor violating an injunction against astrike and possibly be decertified asthe controllers bargaining agent forengaging in an illegal strike.The union's demands included a re-duction in the 40-hour work week, in-creased pay and improvements in theretirement plan. The union said itspackage would cost about $500 mil-lion, but the government said i t wouldcost $681 million - n contrast to thegovernment3 offer of $40 million."We're still miles apart and therehasn't been much bargaining," Moffettsaid at the end of an almost perfunc-tory 30-minute sess ion Sa turday.Sources close to the talks, asking not

    additional $2,300 annually for eachcontroller, according to Lewis - naddition to the regular 4.8 percent payhike given to all government employ-ees.The rejected pact would have pro-vided 42 hours of pay for 40 h o p ofwork, increased the night differentialfrom 10 percent to 15 percent, ex-empted the night differential, holidayand weekend pay from a $50,112 gov-ernment pay ceiling, and provided 14weeks of pay for retraining som e med-ically disqualified controllers.The union's new demands included areduction of the work week from 40 to32 hours, earlier retirement and a bet-ter economic package than the 6.6 per-

    don't wacause cowho are( tiOgaytoI tion's prline su"supporand Graprogramstop." NAs chComm itifeel I sIDavton'1 Eliminithreat tonow recwest, Rethese airreceivesThe Rend to twhat Da/have knalso reqfor a reI .,which wl subsidizties, suc

    1 Falls, bedy is basI carrier 's1 gram.! As a mcommitt$3 millitions bilGrand F/ ~ o u s enithe presawa re thlion in a

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - or almost threatened.a year the Federal Aviation Adminis- FAA spokesman Dennis. Feldmatration has been working on an emer- said a re-examination of the plan indgency contingency plan aimed at cates as many as 10,000 commerciaallowing a limited nu mber of fligh ts to flights might be accommodated. Thaoperate during an air traffic control- figure is looked at with some skeptilers strike. cism by industry sources, however.FAA Administr ator J. Lynn Helms The FAA plan calls for top prioritysaid recently the top priority would be to go to essential military and emerto maintain air safety. If there are ar- gency flights, followed by commerciaeas that it appears there will not be flights of longer than 500 miles anenough con troller s, the number of shorter flights "capable of servin g theflights will be reduced, he said. most people or national needs."Helms said it could take several The short flig hts will be affected* hdays for the plan to be fully operation- most by a strike, FAA officials saidal. He would order it implemented if it Some short-haul commuter serviceis determined that more than half of might even increase, however, if ththe controll ers are off the 4 jobs, FAA planes fly by visual flight rules and noofficials sai'd. use airports under the federal air trafThe plan calls for about 7,500of the fic control system.14,200 egularly scheduled daily com- General aviation aircraft are givenmercial flights to fly under a predeter- the lowest priority, although much o

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    annemined schedule worked out by th e that traffic also could fly by visuaFAA and the airlines. For months, the flight rules and not use controlled airnation's airlin es and the FAA have ports. General aviation industr y offibeen working togethe r to determine cials predict an increased number othe best route schedule in the event of small privat e planes, flying under via strike. sual flight rules, in the ai r because oSome industry representatives said an increased demand for charter serthe plan has been refined and that the vices.industry is in better shape now than it A strike is expected to have littlewas June 22 when a strike also was effect on international flights because

    i day.


    Herald Staff andWire Reports Elvin Thomas, Grand For ks PATCO I 4 ~ ~ ~ h ~ ~ ~~~L~~ spokesmanIf local air traffic controllers strike, representative, said a ll the controllers. i n ~~~~d ~ ~ ~ k ~ ,owever, did not indi-would walk out today if the kat e any apparent rush for tickets.booked for out called a strike. He said, however, not - A spo~eswoman t the ~~~~h~~~Grand Forks today might leave on all would picket.schedule, but airlinespokesmen =,en& i ierminal in Minneapolis said businesssa " g @ r , e - .- & ~ O W!eeGrafandBob Burke I was heaby Sunday,"but that's normalgdP .&penis6r. "+*$&% ~ $ ~ & F ~ m - t , h eowerstoday rom 6 for a suoday?

    9 / 9 - - g - - -I Korth Dakota airport g s n t s approvedFederal grants totaling more ehan $3.2 million for foura i r p ~ sn North Dakota, including Grand Forks', havebeen approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.The largest grant of $1,472,000goes to Grand Forks In-ternational Airport to reconstruct portions of a terminalapron and to build an apron egtension.A $1,085,774 rant was made to the Fargo Airport Auth- 'oirify. The wahpeton-Brekenridge Int erst ate Airport Au-thority will receive a gnan( of $456,459 nd Williston willreceive $200,000.

    a - m fb 10pqrn: wkaM&%@&"a @'%&=,$? ~ Q ~ & ~ & ~ ~ ~ ~ O ~ e f S ~ ~ ~ ~is s & & ~ " e %d a j , a n d an y chts s aid t h i ~ i sewsary, hourswoudn come unti lmesaay, if a t all. would be cu t back to p.m..A spokesman fo r Repub1ic

    Republic Airlines also reportedheavier-than-usual business in Minne-polis-St. Paul, a major connectingpoint for Grand Forks travelers. -Because of the strike threat, W e -apolis-based Republic waived thelength-of-stay restricti ons on some dis-count reservations. This allowed peo-ple required to stay at their originaldestinations beyond Monday to returnSunday to avoid being stranded in theevent of a strike, Republic spokesmanWalter Hellman said.Republic's Hellman said the air-line's contingency plans "depend onhow ma,ny controllers report to work"if there is a strike. He said Sunday theairline planned to operate "100 per-cent," although there might be delays.Tom Collopy, president of P A X 0Local 305 at the Minneapolis-St. Paulair traffic control center in Farming-

    ton, Minn., said Sunday he expectedthat "between 85 and 90percent of thepeople who control airplanes everyday" will walk off their jobs if there isa strike. ,~ o l l o ~ ~ $ a j dhere are about 330peo-ple at the Farmington control center.

    A mtrak spokesman in St. Pauli said J$e were "a lot of phone calls"' to the T- Cities station Sunday withsome of t he callers saying they were

    GENDA p'-3q-8/ Ielw CousUelL MEETINGMONDAY, .SEPTEMBER 28, 19817:00 p.m.

    "Safety factor is number one, al- , sw i t chg from planes to trains be-said, there were no plans to changeschedules a s of Sunday night. ways. We're never going to take any cause of the strike pollibility. .A ti^^ ~ i ~ l i ~ ~pokesman said more than we ca n Burke said. I However, the spokesman noted that

    ROLL CALL:1 ~ a t t e r f an ordinance to establish systemof free p arkinq in downtown area.

    there will be no reduction in flights as Between two and four controllerslong as "safety is not affected adverse- usually are on duty, including supervi-ly." He would not elaborate. . sors.Northwest Airlines planned to oper- About 85percent Of the Grand Forksate a full schedule "until the govern- airport's traf fic normally comes fromment tells us we can't," spokesman University of North Dakota aviationBrent Baskfield said in an ea po li s- students, controllers say. However,Baskfield said Northwest was work- ba gust is the slowest month for UNDing up contingency plans in the event traffic, Burke said.of a strike. Spokesmen at Grand For ks and Mi-All10 ontrollers at rand Forks In- not Air Force bases said no militaryternational Airport are members ofthe Professional Air Traffic Control- controllers had been asked to help. .lers Organization, Tvhich planned to Some people sought altern ative busstrike beginning 6 a.m. local time to- or train transportation.

    2 Matter ' of - adopting resolution acceptinggrant offer and enterlng into grant agree-ment with F-AA for construction and expan-sion of existing air carrier apron.

    this is the b a y season for ~m t r a kny-WBY although SO far, Amtrak has "not _turned anybody away."Business was somewhat heavierthan usual at Minneapolis-St. Paul In-ternational Airport Sunday, as sometravelers apparently hoped to makeflights before today's possible strike."Bookings are heavy, but we're notfull,"an, said.askfield, Northwest's spokes-He said business Sunday was "upapparently because of thestrike threaS although he noted thatSunday usually is a busy day for air-

    I In1 Mond11 pro wm~@

    &psaid t1 reconI room

    . - - _ _ --- sBrainerd to Bexmdji t o Thief River, eligible for the federal subsidies.The city of Thief River Falls stillshould have the same level of service,she said, and the commuter flig hts areMinneapolis. just as safe as larger commercialregional director for Republic uses a Convair 580,48-pas- flights.lane on these flights. Republic She said the commuter airlines willbe more cost-efficient for the govern-ment to support.Mayor Carlson said the decision by

    Republic to drop its service is "hard totake."However, he said, "I don't think wecurrently have the service. stand much of a chance in fighting, weare now concerned in getting an ademquate replacement."mp-anS it "would not be econ oIDi~ally Objections to Republic's withdrawalirlines have inquired feasible to S ~ Yn (Thief River Falls)," notice will be filed with the CAB byle about replacing Republic, but none Hellman said. ,Dec. 16, Carlson said, and then the city. have filed applicgtions yet. Hill anticipates that a commuter will work with that board on finding ae City Clerk J erry Wigness said Me- airline will replzice Republic. She said new airline.~ b aviation in-Grand Rapids, Minn., the CAB has the aus or it y to hold Re- . In addition, Carlson and other cityand Big sky in Billings, Mont, have ex- public in Thief River Falls until the officials will meet with .represents-pressed interest to the city. replacement i s found. ives of the Minnesota Department ofRepublic has two daily incommg She said commuter airlines, which Transportation Friday in St. Paul to

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    flights that go fr om Minneapolis to generally fly smaller planes, would be discuss the airline situation.

    ' C O ~ C L! oVoted to hire a fi rm for eng/ geaeral aviation runway and a; Forks International Airport.and use the building. The runway and taxiways wTerms of council members G. Allan Theatre Board president Lynn Tor- lion, according to airport busPearson, Ludwik Kulas, Marvin Dehn, rance said for $28,450 the group could 1 boe. A fede ral grant will pay I The council also approved I needed to build a loading bridI -- - -

    membe rs Mar kus Dahl, wiring and cosmetic repairs. A newand James Johnson from stage is included in the estimate; seats7 should not be affected for the audience are not.vards2,3and 4, would-have o run for by the new wa d lines because popula- Torrance said the group does not yetr@eCtion, Theirk m ~reup in 1984. tion changes in their wards were have money for renovation.-- &? dt be slight. City P h e r Robert Bushfield

    She said she is confidmtmoney- k d &heq it'dqided Joe Ford from said./ wad 5 w ~ ~ d s oave to- or re- Thenew ward lines are necessitated be raised during the threeyear reno- 1ef&tion to s h y on the committee. by the federal 1980 eeapus, whlch avation they have planned- - q e " ~ o ~ n d w i I lote Mon- on the showed population shif ts irf rand Thep u p lam ask private citize**foundations and businesses to supportppp&i~ew ward lines. t will meet Forks had caused wardsto va rg h size the by donating money for the,- J@ 4toO~eci+ewhatouncilmembers from less than 4,000 to almost 9,000. buildingnigtBinftrtcMection. . In other action Monday, the public The council wfll vote on the commit- SW f ind wLreeports .;'$he staggered terms af council service committee: I@ & thrown off if some .greed that t he show must go on in be recommendation Monday.--- - I The number of Passengers who flew ~i mn for rd ec t io n before the former fire hall adjacent to City e Recommended that Grand Forks ( in or out of the Grand Forks Interns-@eb .term is up. If ttrat happensikhe HalL Members of the Greater Grand International Airport manager Nor- , tional Airport decreased 17 percent incouncil wuld decide that the highest Forks Community Theatre asked the man Midboe open bids for the engi- I 1981 because of the depressed econo- ~ o ~ ~ ~ e ~ r ' w ~ 2 ~ a f 0 ~ r - ~ e a r t e mnd city for the building after plahs had neering wark for another runway andthe* eood-highe st vote-getter win a beeb made to demolish it; the commit- taxiways at the airport.

    I >,- - A .my. About 136,700 passengers flew onGrand Fork s f ligh ts in 1981, down from 164,259 in 1980.Across the state, the decrease irangedercent romn Devilspercentake. in Minot to 64

    Norman Midboe, business manager at the Grand Forks airport, guessed1 that' the decline "probably relates to the st ate of th e economy."eBigSkyAirlinesmay cut se Harold Vavra, directbr of the NorthDakota Aeronautics Commisison,, blamed the declining number of pas-BILLINGS, Mont. (AP)-Residents "We have been forced.. . o state actually flown 1 sengers on "the combined effect s" of1 . 1

    a of two North Dakota cities, Devils that if there is no immediate response. year.Lake and Jamestown, could lose their' to our subsidy shortfall, that this peti- . "We would like to continue service, ,only passenger airline - nless Big tion should be considered as a notice and intend to continue service, but toreceives an additional for suspension," Marshall said. "We do SO we would need an adjustment ipin federal money to serve the just cannot continue with these types our future rates at those two points,"of losses ." Marshall said. ITerry Marshall, president of the Big Sky began to pick up routes inBig Sky two North Dakota when larger commercial-Billings-based-airline,said the ComPa- round-trip flightsbetweenkvi ls Lakeby has lost about $385,000 since it be, ~ i ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ k ,ne round-trip airlines dropped out of the mark et ing an ~ e r v i c e o Devils Lake and flightbetween~evils&eand~inne- several of the state's smaller cities.Jarnesto? early last year. The airline began service in Devilsapolis. The airline runs two daily round bh when ~ ~ ~ ~ b l i ~i ~ l i ~ ~ ~anceled.Marshausaid Big Sky h=%peetioned kipsbetween Jarnestown and MinneCivi l .p~mut ic s oaEd to double its routes there, and did the same in

    economic, and environfecb of the airpqrt dand l ocat i on and i ts c

    quest must be med by mail or inPerson and received not later than2'00 PA . on 24th day of February1982 at the office of the City Audi-tor C ity Hall P.0 Box 1518 Grand

    s-/q-g%-In other co 9c il action Tnesday: thing I don't like is this &- all cut-and-k. Council &embers refuse d to ap- dried. W e don't even have a chance toprove a recommendation to-hirea Far - vote on it. If we disagree (with the U1-I go company to build a runway a t the teig recommendation), we lose FAA in-Grand Forks 1nterna.tional Airwrt. ~ u t , hich we aren't guarant eed-Cogncil members said they wanted a in ha y. "local company, KBM Inc., for the job. Members'of the committee recom-That move could cost Grand Forks mending Ulteig were Thomas Hag-taxpayers almost $200,000. ness, city council member; DanFede ral money would 'pay 90 per- Johnson, assistant city engineer; Nor m.cent of the runway construction costs Midboe, a irpor t business mgnager;- bout $200,000- ut only if feder al .Ea rl Mason, University of North Dako-regulations ar e followed. Pa rt of the ta professor of civil engineering, andregulations say local favoritism is not UND aviation. departme nt chairmanallowed in the bidding process. John Odegard.The problem is that a committee ap- The council will study the issue fur-proved by the council rated the qualifi- ther.cations of five companies that applied The council gave final approval tofor the runway construction contract , an ordinance that regulate s going-out-scoring Ulteig Engineering from Far - of-business sales by requiring a permi tgo the highest. The committee sent its for the sales.results to Federal Aviation Adminis- Gave final approval to a $533,000tration officials in Bismarck. Community Development budget. TheThe FAA sent a lett er to council budget includes $127,000 for housingmembers, which City Engineer Frank rehabilitation, $150,000 fo r helpingOrthmeyer interpr ets to mean the city low-income people pay sewer separa -must hire Ulteig to get aid. tion assessme nts, $11,400 for cityCity Attorney Jay Fiedler ag re q. park% $20,000 to LS'I'EN Drop-In"m e n we're talking tha t kind of Center, $19,600 toBr0ken Arrow Child

    federal money, we're talking reg&- Care, $100,000 to Pay for economic re-

    I .Federal_* ru's% *pI "4 By Joyce Terhaari 6 HeraldStaffWriter1 +Money won the argument a t the1 Gtand \Forks %ity Council public ser1 vice commit tee meeting Monday.

    i- Committee membe n voted to OK arecommendation to hire Ulteig Engi-neering from Fargo to work on a newrunway at the Grand Forks InternaI &tional Airport - even though las' 'week council members wanted to hire1 ,a localormirm.idboe, business managerI - for the airport, said because FederalAviation ~ dm in is dt io n egulations, prohibit favoring of local firms in theI bidding process, more than $3 million/ in federal aid would be jeopardized ifI 'KBM Inc. were we d aver the Fargo

    Ulteig Engineering scored the high-est points when a c o d t t e e of cityfirm-fficials and Grand Forks residents

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    ~o;ks, North' ~ a k b t a 8 2 01 . '~ doc-

    son for reviewing hours at theAuditor for a t


    fions," Fiedler said. "Given the fede ral development projects in downtownregulations, what you're suggesting Grand Forks such as a s k ~ a ~ ,5,000doing puts youin jmpardy so fa r as the to survey the needs of low-incomepea-90 per cent is concerned." Council ple, $75,000 for administrative costsmember Robert Hanson said "The and $25,000 for contingencies. . -

    ICommi tee decides to use'Fargo engineering firma-a5+aa_ 4

    By ChristopherP. Jacobs told th e committee Monday that jective and could, be more orif the city wishes to retain a less arbitrary. "I don't think itThe Public Service Commit- fir m simply on the basis that it should be used on future pro-tee will recommend that the ci- ' is local, then "the risk is jects."ty council rever se its decisionto substantial" that federal par-pick the Grand Forks firm of ticipation would be lost. Chairman Tom HagnessKBM to do the engineering on acknowledged that the systemthe general-aviation runway at Committee member Bob Han- has both good and bad pints,the airport. A special selection son felt it would be best to go sayinghat after a decision iscommittee had previously with the Fargo firm originally reached the city at least haschosen the Fargo engineering chosen by the selection commit- to fall backfi- of Ulteig to do the work, tee, but said "We'll bave to sellbased on a set of criteria with a the council on it." The commit-pi nt system for rating ~d corn- tee voted ta, ecommend that The council must still ap-

    panies. - D M - came in third, the cohcil brmit Orthmeyer - Prove the committee's recom-*m 1~ mints toAu&+9 1~ and. airport manager Norman mendation next Monday.out of 200possible.mwasn- Midboe fo enter into -negotia- -ly three pints below the &fin- tions with Ulteig for theneapolis firm, TKDA, so the engineering. There would stillcommittee fe lt t could be listed be a ~ s i b i l i t ~f using ifas second choice when the fees the city is not satisfied with thewere considered. Many council contract arrived at. A KBMmembers wanted to moveKBM represents ive expressedto first choice because it is a "disappointment" at the deci-local company, and fie sion, but "no ill feelings." Heso decided lasJ week. said, "I'm sure the contract willI be satisfactory, lTlteigwill do a

    The -way projec t is eligible gmd job for you."for 90 percent federal funding,but that could be eopardized if Michael PO~ OVI ~Z,ommitteethe city does not follow its member, would have preferredstated criteria ' in choosing a some other method of choosingf i r m + p i d ity Engineer Fran k a company than the awarding ofOrthmeyer, "When you adver - numerical poi nts to each of cer-tise for b ib and b i b come in tain criteria. "I don't agreean d you don't follow"your own with the numbering system,"'procedures,.then Iworry about he saidrsa~inghat thenumbergiven by the evaluator is Sub-

    evaluated the companies that appliedfor the engineering job, The City Council wjll vote on the1 recommendation Monday.Council membe r Michael Polovitsaid after the discussion that "I thinkthis taught us a lesson. 1have neverbeen in favor of the numbers system(for evaluating firm applications). Youcan put it down in words"I In other city council committee ac

    I - Adviasks-airpi i --- -. ^ --r .--

    I b e recoGRANQFObeen sent to MCity Coancil:h e executForks Internatmittee express

    of the City Coudation of the neering work project. The inlocal firm has p' $3.5 million fundirect oppositiwhich prohibitare oriented to state bidders.If, because oavailable, the Csponsibility for twhose capacityShould the citying of this pr ojefor e a much nebuilt.

    We strongl y resider it s action aEngineers, as recommittee.3-4

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    m a rom +M- W ~mw I OF Public Safety Committee I ROLL CAty Water ResotiLces Board, Soil i 2 READINGCanservatim Servkes and City of The committ ee member s will. discuss a review MarchWand Forks w* diKuss the pr*ied and answer guestimns. of liquor ordinances at 4 p.m. Monday in the po-m a s +,R o w ,ChairmanG.F. ~oljnfy ater I lice building.' . ResourcesBoard 3-2 Matter ofIF&. 16 !22 March 1 1982) 3-3 Appointn- GF Public Service Committee

    I KBM nc. of GrandFerks has turned":down an engineering contract with the The committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday inthe police building and discuss applying for feder-city of Grand Forks to avoid jeopardiz- iing $3.5 million of federal aid.The City Council voted last week to

    a1 money to purchase 15 4 acre s of land to con- 3-7 Matler of3-8 Matter ofS ~ U C ~nd light an airport runway and taxiway chsnge Imlses" (Psystem. 4 REPORTSaward the $200,000 engineering con- 4-1 Varlws rtract to KBM Inc. for work on a new ,runway a t Grand Forks 5-2 CommuniAirport. ti REPORTSThe council vote overrode a decision 6-1 Maner of6-2 Matter ofby a committee selected by Mayor1

    6-3 ApplicatioH.C.Wessman to give the job to Ul teig a. Marlonrltz BuEngineeringtof Fargo. Landec, Some membets of the council were By ChristopherP. Jacobs prefers to . If day's meeting, but the matter K, sunangry that KBM Inc was not selected; The Public Service Commit- the Council does not rescind will again be on the Co d. ~yda-they wanted to give the business to a " tee heard Monday from airport their action,his (grantapplica- floor at the regular City Co 6-4 Matter of 6-5 Request flocal company and they felt the coun- man ag er Nor man Midboe tion) goes w t the window:" A meeting March 15.eil should have decided which cornpa- regarding the grant application sli m ma jor ity of Counc iln y t o h i r e r a t h e r t h an a n for federal aid on the planned members last week voted to At the committee meeting,administrative committee. The prob- new runway a t the airport, in- "call the bluff" of the Federal the estimated purchased price

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    allsiinCityCounci* , By Joyce Terhaar fdsaid he plans t+ recommend to the Some council members said they

    Herald StaffWriter state Board of HigherEducation to let wanted to wait until the citizen voteThe Grand Forks City Council d e the overpass be built- f Grand Forks and the right-of-way issue is settledI tided Monday not to vote on $2.4 mil- citizens approve it at the polls April 6 before they talk about cornpegsation.lion of proposed compe-tion to and if the city compensates the univer- Wessman agreed that he botched/ University ofNorth Dakota for the Co- sit^ $2.4 million. t6e issue.s lumbia Road overpass. Some council members were angry "What I was trying to point out wasAnd it decided 12-0 to award an en- tha t Wessman's anno unce ment that even with all the amenities to the

    ational Airport to sure tbng.from Fargo. A lo- Council member Richard Shea vot- million i s an outside, outside esti-

    runwaf at an ac t of gThe Citycontract foconstructiothat was an

    draw its bidresented a The contplaints thafederal funwas becausor, had rectract and local favorHad the uthe award the commitire proje ccutbacks inneeded runnitely.KBM is which has der the cofirm, whicsubordinate

    lem -%h superseding the committeerecommendation, however, was that aFede ral Aviation Administration reg!-lati~ safor bids ocal favoritism Inaw&rFing contracts."A$.&hk poi& in time, we can't af- 'ford to spare gythipg," KBM Presi-*delimbdy Kuqar aid. But heldded 'th&tthe federg aid was more impop'contract. Ten percentwith the city.Manager NormanInc. were given 'contract, the total $3.5 1almost certainly be

    I yo r H.C. Wessman, who gotKBM's notice of its decision to turndown theseontract n a le tter, will meetwith officials in Bismarck thisweek to discuss the federal aid.p : .,,- oyce Terhaar

    eluding the pruchase of 154 Aviation Agency and use a local of the 154 acres in q~f?~tio nasacres of land. Par t of the landin company for engineering. -,iscussed. The price put into thethe purchase woulddalso beused In an unexpected develop pant .appliC&tion is apprOX-for a water management pro- mentMonday the Grand Forks ima te ly $1,900 per acre, purchase ject intended to easefloodingof en gi ne er in g fi rm ICBM although ,the city hopes to paythe English Cqdee. withdrew its w e rom con- less: The owner of the land,Midboe said that -before the sideration for the airport pro- Monica Larivee, believed itapplicationis subqjted the ject., In a letter to the city the could be more than that if theMayor must attest l@t federal company stated it "wolald do price of s i m k the a mguidelines are be@%ollmed. nothing to jeopardize" the 90 is considered.Howj$ae!j ,&cause &the City ppe r& fed@ h d h ghich The price of the land mustbeCouncil s s elect icn -of the Midboe an d' other officials worked out in future negotia-engineering firm Mi- q d , ' believe almost certain if the ci- tions. If a ~ati~sfactory rke'We'll have to mike Werent ty selecti-on cdmmittee's first cannot be arrived at then the4-statements" on the application. choice of UlteigEngineering is 'h/ may s tart condemnation pro-He said Ulat when federal of- used. KBM asked thesuppoqt of ceedings. In that case the pur-ficials s e hat some things on the City Council in proceeding chase price will be decided bythe form have been altered the with the Fargo firm on the pro- the court, and could be evenproject will begiven a very low ject. This information was not higher than the negotiatedpriority. Localfirms may ~ 0 t h vailabl e to committe e price, as has happened in thechosen simply because the city members a t the time of Mon- past.

    I 3 -UND overpass pay shocitiThe actiodrawing its

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    - L C ~ ~ n ~ i I ' O t h er i t e m s o n M o n da yni a t ' s Council agenda inc ludedContinued from Pg. 1

    A l d e r m a n P e a r s o n s a i d ,"Much as I hate to do this ...with the mood in W ashington, Imust ask the Council to recon-sider (i ts approving KBM) ." Hesaid, "I am v ery disappointedin the way this was handled."He felt there wa s nothing wrongwith the committee, but wasupset that i t contacted the FAAwith i ts decision before-cpmingto the Council with i ts recom-mendation. "When i t cam e tothe Council floor i t was cut anddr ied . The Counci l had no/ choice."T he * ~ o d c i loted this week"to negotiate with Ulteig" forthe engineering job at the air-port , reversing i ts previous.'decision. '

    I the selection of the engineeringI f i rm for an airport runway con-struction project. At i ts last, m e e t i n g , Co u n c i l m e m b e r svoted to risk 90 percent federalfunding by hiring a local f irm,1 D M , over Me4election com-( mit t ee ' s r ecom mendat in ofUlteig Engineering, a Fargo

    company. In order not toI j e o p a r d i z e t h e a i d , K B Mwithdrew its application for thejob last week.I Canthued on Pg. 4

    Environment impact of work3 -Jo-~P,1- a+city airport ruled to be lo w

    PE S PLAINES, Ill . (AP)- he Federal Aviation Admin-1 istration has announced that a $3 million project to expand; and improve the runway system at the G rand Forks Inter-national Airport should haF "no significant impact" on theI environment.j .. The proposed environmental assessment w as' madeavailable for public review Wednesday until April 30, ac-1 cording to Neal Callahan, FAA public affairs officer at Des, Plaines.The finding of-"no significant impact" was made in ac-1 cordance with policies and objectives set out in the Envi-ronme ntal Policy Act of 1969, according to Callahan.1 The proposed project includes acquisition of about 160acre s of land, construction of 3,900-foot runway w ith light-I ing and associated taxiways, construction of a drainageditch and a number of other airport improvements, Calla-! han's office announced.

    IAviation seminar ag nda ~tI -27-2 a-' The Student Aviation Manage-ment Associations and departm entof aviation at the University ofNor th Dakota in Grand Fo rk will

    / -speakers,many of whom are cor- form er chief pilot, NASA's Ame xpora te execut ive- represent ing Research Center, Masse tt Fie ld ,different facets of the aviation in- Cal i f . , and Capt . Ruppor t E.dustxy: Russell Watson, man ager, Thompson, Republic Airl ines, Min-

    ,NSP9Rack loII MINNEAPOLIreported first qu acents from the saHowever, 49 cepending rate inc

    Wednesday.I The earnings gand gas rate incrand increased enweather.SP's earnings !$1.34, up 79 cents'period a year agoMeanwhile Repline in the nation lfirst qu arter tr aff/ Daniel F. May,'officer, told stockday the growth iscarriers reported May said that w

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