The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on January 5, 1974 · Page 3
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The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa · Page 3

Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, January 5, 1974
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Used to be Remember the good ol' days when gasoline was inexpensive. At least one set of pumps recalls the days when petrol was under 40 cents per gallon. These pumps at Kerr McGee still read 38.9 for regular and it would seem that people would be swarming for the "bargain" fuel. Only one problem. The station has been closed since December for lack of petrol and is currently being advertised for a new lessee.—Independent Photo. $ u $ u u.u u Getting expensive People used to think the 50 cents per gallon gasoline price in Europe was expensive several years ago. Now, American consumers will be lucky if they don't have to pay 75 cents per gallon of petrol. The pumps at Ken's Standard Station, downtown Humboldt, reflect the 48.9 regular and 52.9 premium prices which were put into effect Thursday. The other major brands, and what independents are left, will follow suit with raises of their own. Anybody got some bicycles for sale?—Independent Photo. Gas costs (Continued from page 1) erican Oil, w_as In town, Thursday, giving instructions to the Ken Perrin and Tom McBurney at their stations. Golbuff indicated he had no idea of how high the prices might go. He told the INDEPENDENT all Standard dealers have been reduced in allocation by 20 per cent and that all stations are having to adjust to the shortage through hour changes of limiting purchases. His company raised prices Thursday by 6.8 cents per gallon which boosted the regular to 48.9, Super Premium to 52.9 and AMOCO (low-lead) to 50.9. Henry Christensen, Christensen Oil Co., Inc., is the local Phillips 66 dealer through his downtown station and Hilltop 66. "The way the situation is, we don't know when the raises are coming," he said. "We took the !'/« cent raise allowed the stations to aid the dealers which is the first raise in margin since May. We have been operating on May 15, 1973 margins. All dealers need another cent per gallon margin increase before to long to meet the cost of living." Most of the dealers commented holiday season business had been "good" to "too good." One commented, "We sure don't have to do any advertising," while another said, "We're not looking for any new customers." They also indicated they feel they can take care of their regular Humboldt County customers and will serve them first. "We're not in such bad fhape," Christensen informed, "we intend to take care of all our regular customers and we're certainly not looking for any new ones." It's getting difficult to find a station open in the evenings as most have cut back their hours. Benton Truck Stop is still open 24-hours per day but is closed Sunday while Holiday Station Store is open 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday with "gas sales and the store portion open Sunday. No Humboldt station is selling gasoline on Sunday. Sharp's APCO had stayed open Sundays through December, and also Christmas Day, but is closing Sundays in January. One station, Kerr McGee, has been closed since December due to its running out of fuel. The parent company has been advertising for a new lessee for the station. Meagher's Sinclair has also had problems as Leo Meagher said, "We are getting gasoline whenever they bring it. It's catch as catch can. I've been out often within the past six months and when the jobber has it, I get it," The other local stations appear to be holding their own in the fight to have fuel for the customers. Some are guaranteed 100 per cent of last year's allocation while some are cut 10, 15, 20 per cent or more. Several of the attendants commented on the attitude of customers and indicated it's been good. "Most of the people have been pretty good about it, thank goodness," one commented. Most advised customers to gasoline purchases and to keep the family bus_in tune and running smoothly. A couple attendants joked they'd "be happy to tune" your car and put new tires on." drive. . .stay home." One said, "11 the government will stay out of this then we'll be okay." So, it looks like Humboldt Countians will be driving less and paying more. Americans will be able to take solace in the fact Europeans and people of other nationalities will be paying even more for fuel and having "driveless" days. While .in., one service station, a customer was overheard to remark, "Hold on while I call my bank and see if I can get a loan for 10 gallons."—Bybee and Linehan. To distribute material on energy crisis Members of Boy 'Scout Troops 60 and 72 along with the Top Notehers 4-K Club will be covering Humboldt and Dakota City, Sunday, distributing material in support of Gov. Robert Ray's Energy Awareness Day. The material distributed to local residents will include a brochure and auto bumper sticker with the theme "Be An Energy Waste Watcher- Trim 20%." The distribution of the material is a project of the State President of the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs, according to local chairwoman Mrs. Richard Williams. The Humboldt Federated Women's Club is in charge of the local effort. Estate demands (Continued from page 1) would enable a driver. . .to reflect a clear view of the dock. . ." Hospital board • . - •• \i re-elects All four officers &f the Humboldt Cdunty Meftiofttl Hospital (HCMH) Board Of Trustees were re-electe'd by the board members to lead the board during 191*4. the trustees also consid' ered a number of business items during the regular monthly session held at HCMH. Burl Place was unanimously re-elected to his position as chairman of the seven- member board. Also unanimously re-elected were Leonard Hart, vice Chairman; Earl "Johnson, secretary, and 0. E. Barsness, treasurer. All board members were present for the first 1974 ' meeting and in addition to the officers the trustees are Mrs. Cliff Lewellyn, Jean Kleve, and Robert Mickey. Also present was Hiram Shouse, HCMH administrator. At 2 p.m., Tuesday, the board will hold the sale of bonds to finance the new Skilled Nursing Care Addition (SNCA) for the hospital complex. The bonds, for the 40-bed addition, will be sold at the County Treasurer's Office in the county courthouse, Dakota City. The sale will be under the supervision of the Humboldt-Gounty Board of Supervisors as required by law. The trustees also discussed the insurance requirements for the hospital as the present insurance coverage expires in April. •Shouse explained the hospital falls under the "Public institution" classification for insurance purposes. He indicated the replacement value of the facility is presently $1.2 million with $900,000 in the buildng and $300,000 in equipment. He also stated the figures are revised every six months to keep the replacement current. Also needed for the hospital insurance are liability, malpractice, workman's compensation, ambulance coverage and the like. The board is currently contacting all local insurance representatives for quotations which are due March 5 for consideration by the board. Board members discussed HCMH's possible participation in a summer training program for University of Iowa medical students. The program is for students completing their freshman year in med school and would cost the hospital $80 per week for a student in addition to room and board. The student would work in Division III and IV allege the hog dock "was not reasonably fit for the express purpose for which it was intended, because it was so designed and equipped so that if it was to be used it was necessary for it to be used in a manner that created unreasonable risk of harm to persons who are using said hog unloading dock. . ." The divisions also allege the corporation ."by implied warranty warranted that the hog unloading dock was reasonably fit for the purpose for which it was intended" and the "breach of warranty was the proximate cause of damage to the plaintiff." The fifth division of the suit states "Wilson and Co. was negligent in designing and equipping its hog unloading dock in that the Defendant know or should have known created unreasonable risk of harm to persons attempting to use said hog unloading dock. . ." Division VI, the final section, realleges parts of Division I and II and alleges that since the hog unloading dock "was reasonably dangerous and unfit. . .the Defendant is liable under the doctrine of strict liability." Gerald Frideres is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Frideres, Livermore; brothers, Eugene and Charles, Forest City; Thomas, Lost Hill, Calif.; and William, Livermore; sisters, Mrs. Larry Heinen, Des Moines; Mary, Webster City; Mrs. Kenneth Smith, Humboldt; and Debra at home. Livermore council The Livermore Town Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. a similar capacity as an bfdefty. The trustees in- strttetfea Shouse to discuss the program .with the hospital's medical staff at its next meeting. Board members estimated the program would cost the hospital, about, $1,500 for the 10-week' Session. Also discussed by the board were, comparative dietary figures Mr Humboldt and several northern Iowa hospitals. . Report mishap injuries Three people were injured and taken to Humboldt County Memorial Hospital in five auto accidents occurring before the new year, Humboldt County Sheriffs Department said. Dec. 28, Donald Willis, 27, Marcus, received neck injuries and Su/anne Willis, 24, Marcus, received back injuries, as their car slid on a patch of ice into a ditch. The Willis auto was traveling west on Highway 3 five miles west of Goldfield. Edith E, rfeidef, 32, Rockwell City, was allegedly struck by Brian R. Woods, 20, tiivWm&re, who Stopped for a stop lign, pulled out, and collided with the Heidef vehilcle. Irtjured and taken to Humboldt County Memorial Hospital in the" incident was Erna Hinz, 24, Lu Verne, a passenger in the Heider car. Woods was charged by HCSD with failure to yield. The Heider car received damage to the front and right rear while the Woods auto received damage to the right front side. No dollar estimate was ftiade. Dec. 23, two cars collided two and ofte-half miles west of Humboldt on Highway 3 with a resulting $400 estimated damages reported. Warren W. White, 49, Humboldt, slowed to turn into a private drive and was allegedly struck in the rear by Richard N. Pedersen, 48, Humboldt. Pedersen was Saturday, Jan. 6, 1974, Hit! Htrmboldt Independent ,f "• ; '" *•-•— ---.---. "*• —u......^^,.-.^,..^., -i,._ J ^_!:, J _^ t .. . ~ charged with failure to control damages listed, his vehicle by investigating RoBSft A, Bftftfj it county offieers, Dec. 20, Seott C. Jeftaett, 1ft, Gilmore City, was driving within Gilmofe City when he reportedly slid oh iftfe and struck a building. No charges were reported and no to his car's fight r**f fender when he slid 6n fee and allegedly hit a pole pftef outlet bee. 23, on Highway 222 in Livernwe. No dhaf were filed in the incident. OUT WITH THE OLD* IN WITH THE NEW! This frequently heard expression can be applied to more than the ringing out of 1973 and the welcoming: In of 1974. it can In fact be a brief description of many-medicines we stock In our pharmacy. For, most of the new drugs your physician is prescribing today were not around a few years ago. And many drugs so popular — just a short while ago are not even being made anymore. But — we do feel compelled to add that not all the "old" are on the way out. We still get calls to compound many medicines and for drugs that have become old standbys. YOU OR YOUR DOCTOR CAN PHONE US when you need a delivery. We will deliver promptly without extra charge. A great many people rely on us for their health needs. We welcome requests for delivery service and charge accounts. DOWNTOWN DOCTORS OA RK —-^—^^_^_^^_>___^^^B^^ I ^K H ^ B 1^^^ BI ^ Henry Hock has 17 reasons why you should come to us for income tax help] Reason 1. We are income tax specialists. We ask the right questions. We dig for every honest deduction. We want to leave no stone unturned to make sure you pay the smallest legitimate tax. THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 1 5th Ave. North 9-5 Mon. through Sat. 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