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cub-v •Tribune, »rt. m?j 4 NINETY-FIRST YEAR-^0. 23 THUBSDA^, jANtJARY 19, 1961 SECTION B THE BI Karl Oaston, News Editor and BtudneM iniUM Telephone Ko. 38 or 37 itered as Second Clau matter at the poet c Kanaaa, under the aot of M«POh 3. itm. OfHolal Oonntr Paper OtftoUl City >apfr L»r (Mt Paid cirenlation of KaniM Weekly Ifew<i>aMn Bubsorlptlon price $3.50 per year in BepubUo, WMluntft.oii. iBwell, Cloud, Thayer, Nuckolls - - - • — tlaewhere In the United States. and Jefersdn eovntiM, H.OO {lATIONAL eOlTORIAL gave financial report* dhon^ing total assets I of $8,553,951.99. On December 81, 1960 this " figure had groWn to ^9,699,297.05, or an increase of $1,145,845.06. The two Belleville banks reflected a growth ill assets during the year of $324,754.11 and the Building and Loan jumped from $367,587.81 to $1,188,178.76. It is certainly a healthy indication of the soundness of these Institutions. THE WORLD IN FOCUS (B F Merle H. Miller) mm A FREE PRESS in a FREE NATION THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1961 •^1 TELESCOPE PLATFORM FOE 1961 Aid In helping the people of Republic County celebrotel Kansas Centennial year. Ar.'Jst In the org-anlzatlon and growth of the newly orgunlzcd Republic County HlstorUal Society. Encourage the City of BellevUlo to erect better Whitef way lighting, especially along M street and 18th street apiiroaches Into town and the several blocks on U836 and U881 where many businesses are located. Such Ughtlna v.'oulc.' attract more tourists to stop In BellevUlo—and thos* outlying bu.slnessos arc entitled to adequate Ughtlug as arc the down town establishments. Continue to work for a better educational program for our school children. Boost and help promote the organization of a Com- muriity Chest or Red Feather plan for Republic County. Work for further Improvements of county, state (\ncl fedcrHl market highways. T.(rg" Republic County officials to obtain a County Kn-* glnccr. Continue to recommend to the city that more ttreetsi be opened in EcUrvllle to allow room for more expansion and more homes to be built. Thus will I maprnify my&elf, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of manv nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.—Ezekiel 38:23. New School Assured P ATRONS of school district 14 (Belleville) were elated this week to learn that all seventeen jroneral contractors bids for the new Belleville hip:h school were less than the funds available—and thus the erection cf the new school as originally planned by the sc'iool hoard and architects was assured. Se^•ol•al reasons probably contributed to the fact that there were so many bidders and the fact that the architect 's estimate of $8.00 per square foot stood up. In the first place the building was conservatively designed—no gingerbread and 5Jv,)xtras were allowed to pad the price. Second- '*ly the letting was held at a lucky time—when the general contractors were "hungry" and looking for their first jobs of the year. And thirdly sufficient time was allowed builder.s for the erection of the building. Contractors will be able to do a better job of shopping and buying materials and will be able to work on the project when they have the labor pool available. The school district was also fortunate that the high school iDonds sold at the present good • price of ,35, which is an indication of what' outsiders think of the future of our community. PRICES WILL SOAR—As we anticipate the inauguration of our n^w president, John Kennedy, we can rest assured that prices soon will start another spiral. Mr. Kennedy has promised a minimum wage of $1.25 per hour. As soon as this law is placed in effect hundreds of manufacturers will readjust their prices upward to assure that they will have sufficient incomes to meet their payrolls which in turn will pass the increase on to the retail buyer. This will affect thousands of items throughout the country— so if you're one of those persons waiting for the price to go down, on practically any commodity, the odds are against you. MORE BUILDING IN THE '60'S—An estimate from a qualified source predicts that there will be more building and industrial expansiion in the ten year, period of the 1960's than in the previous sixty years leading up it. This prediction seems impossible, but a quick comparison of the past ten years in building makes such a thing entirely feasible. If this is true, one thing is certain, a lot of people are going to have to readjust their ways, of thinking. TRAFFIC fatalities FATALITIES 1960 were about •Kansas death ten percent lower than the previous year released statistics show. They were better than any surrounding state. Kansas fatalities totaled 510 in 1960 and 567 in 1959. Republic county record wasn't so good. We had eleven fatalities in 1960 against only six in 1959. THE SPYGLASS M. M. M. When we wake up in the morning, find the sun shining, the birds singing and then drive down the block and see the lawn that's dyed green, we're sure that spring's here. Just to show how much confidence people have that this is going to be a mild winter, the local theatre manager advertised an ice show by displaying huge blocks of ice in front of the theatre this past week. It looks like Castro has finally figured things out in Cuba to the satisfaction of everyone. If he can't get a fight with anyone ebe, he can get the Cubans to fight it out between themselves. This particular period of history may go;] down on record as the "stirred up" period and the women's hair dos are for the most part in harmony. The brown color used on the new Kansas license plates is so dark that one Belleville man, who always gets the same number each year, maintains he couldn't tell any diffen- ence between his old license and the new. Kansas-Defense Center O NE thing many Kansans are not seemingly aware of is the fact that this state in a few shoj-t months will become the nations No. 1 springboard for long-range missiles. Satellite complexes (or missile bases) are being built at the present time around Forbes Air Force base, Topeka; Schilling at Salina ^and McConnell at Wichita. A total of 39 V missile-launching centers are being constructed. From these deadly nests it will be possible to shoot mi.ssiles to almost any part on the earth. And there is every evidence that these J It's a strange world. We worrv because will be in operation in the very near future. . we've got a farm surplus and Khrushchev Our tirst thmking on learnmg of these | worries because he hasn't bases was that Kansas would become a prime war target in the event of war but army officials say they don't think so for these . reasons. First the missiles will not be made in Kansas. If you attempted to destroy a single missile, you still would not be doing anything about its source—the factory. Secondly, the army points out We've decided that it must be a pretty good course they have at the University of Georgia that makes those two Negroes to want to enroll in it so badly. The weather has been so warm this winter that we still haven't made up our minds whether or not we should buy a new battery to replace that one in our car that was giving out last fall. John Kennedy is inviting all of his colleagues ta the inaugural and has indicated that the top hat will be the style order of the day—so maybe he does plan to build a fire under all stove pipes. , our Kansas installations are what are called hard configurations. An enemy wouldn't do much unless he scored almost a direct hit, which is unlikely. Probably most important of all, the sites are so dispersed over the countryside it just wouldn't be practical, militarily, to seek them all out, the army says. One thing is certain, the government and the army have finally realized that Kansas' U located in the middle of the United States which is pr'bably the fartherest and safest place from any enemy. Literary Indigestion of "nie Kansas Press IT HAPPENS) IN KANSAS ^,oitA V Re ONC WAN - THB-.dNLV til TO DIE •ANKS RAID ON PEACOCKS ,ON OOWCmEBk: NEAP ;CITV IN ise3~ ^ . , CK .APAKAOOS PLAlNtfMAWi A T AHK AND HIS INDIAM SA TRiOk HIM INTO OPENING Twe Pcoes OP HIC R 5 BT- ^ THE INPIAN« RUfiHEC? IN AND KiaeDR^VMAN THSRS WITH tHe EXCGPTK3N Of AN Um<KOWH BUFFALO HUR T SB : WHO HAD BEEN THS ^ScPeB «T|TI005 INDIANS W CUFFOKP M A TTIV OF PiTTSBLIRO STARTED To PICK UP WHAT SHE THOU&HT IVAS A SOUVENIP BELT THAT SOME iAEMBCIZ OF HEB FAMILY HAD BROL»&HT BACK FROM A RECENT TRIP TO THE ST LOUIS •ZOO eur THE setr RAISED ITS HEAD AND HISSED'- XT WAS A SMAVte THAT - „ TEe A HCINDIZED AND PORT^ YEARS TH6 BEAVER f ^OPOLATlON IN KANSAS SEEMS TO BE ON A STEADY S-AIN- KOBEWr HCNt >e (Z<ON OF THS KANSAS B1OL06ICAL SUeVEV r\HOS THAT THERE APC BEAVEE IN 100 Of THE I05 COUNTIES OF THC .STATE AND THAT ELUS COUKT^ APPA (?6NTLy LEADS WITH l^-J fliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Weekly Meditation 'Heleadsth me beside th« still waters."—Psalms 23:2. the county seat from the Munden neighborhood Monday in their Maxwell car. They made the trip in 40 minutes. Richard Ward returned from Boise, Idaho Tuesday morning where he has been working under his brother ^ov several months. Seventy-five Years Ago Prom The lelc-icope, January 26, 188C) Dr. Billingsley, who recently came 1 HAP &OTTEN INTO THE t^OOSe - COLONIES OP BEAVER- M *'u vooR .TSMa TO <rA tooPBFi - lUCOoi-iD &e - W ICHITA-K ANSA* [7 KANSAS of the banjo. "And the music discoursed, soft and gushing as that of a cow bell, or horse fiddle, is heard in the groceries, the saloons, private residences and public ones too, at morning, noon and night. In short, the players are industrious—very. How far the mania will extend, no- \ Belleville Methodist church this body knows, but we venture the [Saturday with an attendance of Sixth District Jaycees will be held in Belleville this week. Annual basketball homecoming for Belleville Btrffs wiU be Friday as they meet Lincoln. The mid-wiotei- institute al the Methodist Youth Fellowship of the Methodist church will be held at prediction, that with all the present enthusiasm, two months hence, approximately 200. The Salk polio vaccine provided the things that were in Fort Scott. Appaacntly the Fort Scott editor A BANJO CRAZE IN FORT SCOTTI cared no more for the town's canine On January 19, 1861, the ^ort Population than he did for banjos Scott Democrat carried a story that I and people who played them. A Week later, on aJnuary 28, he prepared a statement not calculated to endear him to dog lovers. It said: "Last week we mentioned the prevalent 'banjo mania,' and its effect in decimating the numbers of the feline race in and about town. \yon*t some philanthropic individual get Up a 'bass drum mania,' just banjos and banjoists will be among i by the Kansas State Board of would lead one to believe that much of the town's population was caught in a web spun by that familiar musical instrument, the banjo. The editor wrote: THE BANJO MANIA.—Most of our readers have no doubt read the history of the celebrated 'Tulip Mania;^ of the 'Mississippi Bubble;' and the 'South Sea Island' specula IJfl* w^ • ST-glTe "the-youFh-of oilFTo'untry^ an excuse for the slaughter of a few Off the useless canines that infest our streets, and 'make night hideous' with their incessant howling. Dog skins are as necessary to drums as cat hides to banjos, and it is our most devout wish that some may soon be taken for that purpose." frahtk eagerness old and young, rich and poor, masters and servants invested their all in stocks as valueless as the ~)}aper upon which the shares were written. Not taking warning by the experience of past generations, a portion of the youth of Fort Scott, are now engaged in a scheme as wise and chimerical as ever entered the brain. ... They have been taken with the 'banjo mania.' Each one is—in his own imagination, at l^ast—an amateur banjoist, and a •future rival of Christie and Wood (performers of the day). "The manufacture of instruments has become an important branch of business in Fort Scott. The tinsmith 'finds employment in the manufacture of galvanized iron hoops; the blacksmith in making bolts and screws; the carpenter in cutting out the necks and pins; the painter has the labor of oiling and varnishing to perform; and small boys are induced, 'for the small sum of one dime' per head, to assassinate their mothers' favorite tabbies, the hides whereof are con gidered necessary to the completion »ft ... If you are one of those fellows offering to "bet your bottom dollar," we would advise you to be slow. That is the exact dollar the tax colector has his eye on.—^Hays News. In Washington it is reported Dick Nixon looks forw^ard, to '64 with confid-ence. Then he'll be the one to challenge Kennedy to debate with no fear he'll accept.«-Emporia Gazette. Emporia nowr has a growing Suburbia— out where the houses are a bit farther apart and th'e payments closer together.—Emporia Gazette. I feel like the fellow ih jail Who is watching his scaffold being buiIt.-rPr^9ident El­ senhower looking at th© atanas being Qonv structed for Inauguratton ' January 20^ Manhattan Mercury. ; i |0W A Million •^bwTH of Bteileville 'B finartcial inatitu- ' i tioDB^ a million doHanJ during X960, th» Decembeif 81,1960 jf^rtB All subjected peoptes, are dttftanding in- .$(?,t^toBa 'in the twp mm% The Wiehita BagW An. In Older Days Five Years Ago (Prom The Teletcope, January 28, 195(1) A week of snowfall in the Republic county area has left approximately six inches of snow cover on the bround in Belleville. Republic county road and bridge work dicing 1955 totaled 92 miles of road construction, according to County Engineer Paul Johnson, The Jaycees-Chamber of Commerce polio benefit basketball game earned $50 for the fund as the senior chamber won the contest. The semi-annual meeting of There have been times in the lives of most of us when we have felt that circumstances or conditions were unjust. There have been times when it has appeared that another person has .. treated us unfairly. But the truth is, when we come to know and to believe in God's law of justice, we find freedom from thse feelings and beliefs in injustice. Most of our feelings of injustice are right in our own minds. It is when we are tempted to THINK we have been unjustly treated that we need to look away from the appearances and to depend on God, on His law fff divine justice to bring forth our own good. It is not always easy to erase hurt feelings from our minds. It is not always easy to see how justice can come forth out of certain circumstances, but even when We cannot see how the good is to come forth, we need to keep our faith steadfast; we need to believe absolutely in God's unfailing law of justice and right. The good that springs forth 'from many of these so-called unjust experiences in the manner in which we handle them, the attitude of mind with which we 'face them. Each time we handle them in the way God wants us to handle theni — with tolerance, forbearance, and love — we are strengthening our spiritual nature just a bit more. And that is the GOOD we extract from them. We bring forth justice in our lives and affairs by having unshakable faith in God. With God working for us, in us, through us, the ultimate outcome of any situation will be right and just for us and for all concerned. "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold Wondrous things out of thy law.' —Psalms 119:18. F. P. McNeil and wife drove to I obligation because this tortured killer could very easily be you! Susan Stafford OAK GREEK Kmma Jorgenaen Jan. 15—Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nelson were Sunday dinner guests here from- Iowa, has his' office 1 1 their daughte^^ with Dr. Wade in the Pheonix ^f "|^^^^^^"s. Randy and Jamie David Davis and Miss Carrie , Mrs. LcRoy Kerner and Bruce. Barber of White Rock were united Laura Nelson and Mrs. Clara Jorin marriage last week. 1 fensen of Concordia and Mr. and At the opening of court last week' Mrs. Art Nelson were Sunday din- Judge Hutchinson ordered a special "er guests of Carl and Emma Jor- venire of 150 jurors summondcd for the Hendrix case. Safe Driving Your Obligation (Ed. Note: BelleviUe high school students have fcrcorae very Interested (n safe driving, and are cooper.itlug with the State Traffic Safety department in stressing safe driving among high schooE students. This editorial is just one of the means the students have used to promote safe driving. I gensen. Mr. and Mrs. William Russell spent Sunday in Hardy, Neb., with his mother, Mrs. Frank Russell. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hanson spent Sunday evening with Miss Sophia Hanson. Mrs. Carri Gormson of Jamestown was a patient at the St. Joseph hospital in Concordia a few days this week. Mr. and Mrs. Al Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Art Nelson, Mrs. Viola Jorgensen and Carl and Emma Jorgensen were Wednesday evening I guests of Mrs. Nettie Peterson of Jamstown. Mr. and Mrs. Al Nlson, Duane Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Art Nelson, Health was given to 440 Belleville grade school youngsters at a clinic last week) according to county chairman S. W. Milligan. Ten YMrs A90 (Prom The Teltsoope, January 26, 1951, Nine Republic county towns will be visited by the mobile x-ray unit' of the State Board of Health next week. AH foundation waUs are poured for .BelleyiUes new grade school building, it was aimouuced this Week., Ifunds hav^ been budgeted by BdUeviUe Chamber of Commerce for an industrial survey of this area this spring. One - hundred seventy • six rural high school students will During the Civil War over twelve thousand Northern soldiers died in Andersonville Prison— a name thatll'^ura Nelson and Mrs. Clara Jor brought horror to the hearts of all • S^nsen spent Monday evening at Northerners. During World War n rthc-eharies-Payton home in Con- the Germans slaughtered seven cordia in honor o'f Mrs. Payton's million Jewish people. These aren't pretty thoughts, are they? Both were terrible'atrocities. birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Iver Vollan of Jamestown entertained the follow- yet misdeeds such as these are not' ing at a Pinochle party Friday eve- a thing of the past. Today one of ning. Those present were Mr. and the most horrible slaughters of aU j Mrs. Martin Kaad, Mr. and Mrs. time is taking place on our high-|Al Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin ways. When a person is dead, it doesn't matter much whether malnutrition, a human crematorium, or an automobUe caused their death Much is heard today about morals and moral obligations, but have you ever heard them traffic accidents? Vollan and Helen, Mrs. Hannah Peterson, Mrs. Walter Olsson and Jerry and Carl and Emma Jorgensen. Mr. and Mrs. Hafry L. Hanson . and Miss Laura Nelson and Mrs., associated with | clara Jorgensen of Concordia spent The Bible com-1 Thursday evening with Carl and niands: "Thou shalt not kill."—j Emma Jorgensen. r..r .n r • • 1- • u not even with an automobile. Fewf Mr. and Mrs. Orville Moser spent participate m a music climc here .people would think of killing some-'Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. cL^»^„*; „ ' . J else; however, if people thought Harold Nelson of Jamestown. Seventeep coyotes were killed la little more aVwMit killine and howl . m the wolf hunt held January 17 near Belleville. Approximately 100 residents <ff Mitchell, Cloyd and Republic counties attended the UNESCO World Affairs Insitute held here last week. Welcome Wagon calls in Belleville will begin February 1 according to plans announced by hostess Mrs. Goldie Jones. Thirty-one students were listed on the semester honor roll at BHS this week. a little more about killing and how | easily and automobile can do it,; CANCEL MARCH SALE perhaps they would slow down and be more careful. My sympathy lies with the people in March, it was announced Tues- who have, through carelessness or day by Stanley Novak, secretary, recklessness, caused the death of A sale had previously been sche- another. They must live with this duled for March 7. throughout their lives. Ei ^ery day Novak explained that the breeders they awaken with the knowledge of this territory have some cattle that they have killed another. I for sale, but did not have sufficient Think seriously about your moral number to hold a sale. Household Scrapbook .By BOBFRTA LEB> Stuck Stopper If a glass stopper gets stuck in a bottle, don't force it. gently with the stopper out of another bottle. If no other stopper is unstuck for the job, pour a few drops of glycerin around the top of the stuck stopper. It may take a few minutes, hours or days to soap through — depending upon how badly stuck the stopper is — but eventually it will enable you to wlthdraiy the stopper with ease. Fur Cleaning The "furry" side of a fur pelt can be freshened to a certain extent by.rubbing with a cloth dipped in soapy water and wrung 'out thoroughly. A mone thoroogh effect is obtained by moistening com- meal with' cleaning. iRuld, rubtiitlg this well into the fur, and th^n brushing it out. Clean Airing U you live in a Mrm to air your P U, Twenty-five Years Ago (From The Telescope, January 23, 1916i Belleville is tp have a freshman college as a i>roject of the National Youth administration and enrollment may be made F'riday with classes beginning Monday on the semester courses that will be taught in the senior high school building. Winter held a strong .grip on Re- pviblic county this week at the mercury dipped to 5 degrees below zero. Plans ate now taking definite form for the North Central Kansas Free Fair for 1936, it was ajanounc ed this week. _ Th binennial census of business conducted by the federal bureau of census was started in Republic Shoe Rack A n ex-curtain rod" makes a very' handy shoe rack. Just tack it on the inside of your closet door county this week, and hang the shoes on it by their Forty jurors have been drawn for heels. the February term of District court Raincoat Repair tin BelleviUe. If a coated - fabric raincoat Republic county has been allotted cracks or wears thin in spots, you more than $500 for a National Yduth can keep it waterproof for a little administration unemployment relief while longer by applying.a coat of project. autotop dressing to the bad spots. Use the clear , type • of dressing, rather than the black. Short Blanket A blanket that's too short for the Several changes have been made in the premium list for the 1536 free fair at a meethig of the execu- tiv coAimittee held last, week. The farm auction season is on in city and' oUt4oorB put bed, or the occupant therein, can fuu force, with fiv« genleral farm be made usable. Sew a 15-mch gales advertised with con^plete pro- fu^'^t '^np^Jetto t« perty lists in today's .Telescope: fee bottom of the blanket. No one Luman F. CoU&is, formerly of wlU notice It if you tuck uAder that BeUev|Ue ,jHi8 accepted a positioh Bfel' b??on ^A*SuSr *"^,wlth the tCans^s Power anS Light thrtading ttit N»i»$*'; If you have ti*ouble: threading a company in Abilehe. Fifty YkartAgcr' needle, hold a piece.of wti^te Paper, (From jhsT»»»i<iope, jainiw M . mx) There will be no North Central Kansas Hereford Association sale Look and Learn -By A. C. depth 1. What is the greatest ever found in an ocean? !. What African republic was founded by Negro 'freedmen from the United States? 3. Who was the.only U. S. President who has not lived in the White House? 4. To what famous American writer was the first copyright in the U. S. issued? 5. What is a scalene triangle? 6. Who is generally credited with the invention of today's ubiquitous parking meter? 7. At what temperature does the average .wooden match burn? 8. Who was the first to use mercury as an expanding medium in thermometers? 9. For what wa^ Andersonville, Georgia, known during the American Civil War? 10. What is the fastest speed at which a man has ever traveled under his own power? GORDONb. 11. How did the popular nickname of 'spud" for a potato originate? 12. What are the only two nations in the Western Hemisphere which do not border on the sea? 13. What type of food makes up about 40 per cent of all dishes fashioned on an average day by American housewives from recipes? 14. What is the leading manufacturing state in the U. S.? 15. What is the smallest bone in the human body? 16. Have there ever been any women nominees for the Presidency of the United States? 17. What is the unit of measure of noise? 18. Who uttered the famous words: "If God be for us, who can be ducing state in the U. S.? 19. What is the leading salt-pro- agalnst us?" 20. Who wrote the famous lines: "Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent"? 1. In June of 1951, the research ship, H.M.S. Challenger, dropped a weighted wire 35,232 feet almost seven miles ~ in the Mariana peep, near Guam, in the Pacific Ocean. " 2. Liberia, founded in 1820. 3. George Washington (1732-99). 4. To Noah Webster, of dictionary fame, in 1783, r 5. 4 b^ia^Ie whoso three sides are all of ^ taw of Alb Who cWcelVi 7, AtHbout degre98 Pahreo- ANSWERS British 11. From the initials of an old 'dietetic society cabled: "Society for the Prevention of Unwholesome Diet." 12. Bolivia and Parguay, both in South America. ^ 13. Desserts. 14. New York. ^ 15. The stapes, or stirrup bone, one of tibe three auditory Ossicles in the niiddle ear. is the smaUest. 16. Y«S two. yir ^e CUkfllix WoodhuU.wM nomiiwtedjB W7a by the Nfttianal Rtdtcrt'^Rietomer*, and. Bplva Lockwood in M" 1888 by the mttonal Equal J7, fejidwibel. ;' . B U O. P ,IJ^, in

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