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, Jan. 8, IJPfi, the Hutftboldt Independent tttk Sttttria? «t Sit Stanw AV*M«, HttttteUi, fewt, MUS, (v th* tt«nfe*Ut Prteffof Cwaptty tttf Mt«r0d as mud tftti natter wriw the Act ttf M««S1,1IW, Stim* pftttiti pdd it fhttfettt,!«*• MM*. CHASE M^AUGHLIN...........Editor and Publisher ROGER LtNEHAN /..... ,Ne*i Editor JANE JORGEN8EN ...........,. Atfiitafit News Editor DONNA SEASON .Advertising Manage* MARGARET LOCKE Advertising DELMAR DeSMIDt. Foreman BECKY SMITH. , ,. ; •., , .Printer DEB D«WINTER Bookkeeper fVADELLE PATTERSON .Composition BICKY VAuDf. Composition DIANE SMITH Composition JUDY HALSRUD .Circulation SUBSCRIPTION RATES HUM80LDT AND ADJOINING COUNTIES The Humboldt Republican, One Year $6.00 The Humboldt Independent, One year $6.00 Both for One Year. $7.00 ELSEWHERE IN IOWA Republican or Independent, One Year $7.00 Both for One Year $8.00 ELSEWHERE IN UNITED STATES Independent or Republican, One Year $8.00 Both for One Year..'...' $9.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Per Inch, Republican or Independent $1.00 Combination Republican and Independent $1.47 National Rate, Combination Republican and Independent. $1.47 Classified Ads, Minimum $1.00, Per Word $0.05 Card of Thanks, Minimum $1.00, Per Word $0.06 Notices, Minimum $1.00, Per Word $0.05 The profit motive The world is taking stock of the various fuels which keep the wheels of industry turning. But Americans would do well to take a closer look at the ultimate source of the energy through which our economy has become the richest in world history. The energy source which drives our economy is called the profit motive. Yet there are more people today who make a dirty word out of profit than are cursing the emissions of 110 million automobiles, or the discharge of warmed water into once-cold streams. It would be bad enough if we had only the many millions who have gone through school and college without learning how the profit system works, or even why it works. But today we are saddled with a Congress whose membership apparently operates on' the theory "that profits must be prevented, if the incumbent politicians are to be returned to office. And to that end, they consistently vote for federal acts that inhibit profitable exploitation of this country's great reservoir of talent for invention, development and discovery. There is nothing evil about wanting to make a profit from one's work, or from investing one's savings. The desire to provide for the future—either for one's own retirement years or for one's family—is a great driving force. It does more than force a man to go to work every day. It gives him the incentive to do something more, to find a solution to a problem that affects all of us, and to reap the rewards possible while the nation at large reaps the benefits of his ideas. Does such a solution benefit only the inventor? Of course not. We are all better off for having found the way around a difficulty, and in most cases the new device or system will create tiew jobs for hundreds or thousands of workers, each oi ; whom will in turn have money to spend on housing, furnishings, clothing, food, and services. But the grocer will not go into business only to keep himself occupied. He also expects to be rewarded for his service to the community, and so on down the line. It is tragic that so many Americans, benefitting daily from the operation of this simple but complex system, still do not understand its importance to a free people. Destruction of the profit-centered economy would be the greatest energy crisis we could conceive. ended last night" — that yesterday's shortfall and hardship can become keys that unlock tomorrow's satisfaction and achievement. We see a good example of that affirmation in our present problem with energy supplies, as serious as it may become. "Today's energy troubles can steer us to a better, not a lesser, quality of life. As we adjust to the realization that there is a limit to material affluence, including energy, we will continue the movement away from society's mad pursuit for bigness and for speed for speed's sake. Our attentions will be more productively turned from a search for more and more to a quest for a better way to live," said Ray. SPEECHES It is customary for the governor to deliver a "state- of-the-state" message to the Legislature as well as presenting a budget. Governor Ray has decided to deliver his state-of-the-state message on Jan. 15, the second day of the legislative session. Some consideration is being given to combining this message with the budget report since the two are very much intertwined. HOME RULE In a rather lengthy opinion, some 190 pages long, Polk County District Court Judge Gibson Holliday ruled that the state's new Home Rule law for cities and towns is invalid. Judge Holliday said the bill approved by the 1972 Legislature was more re- OF THE STATE In ftcn$ MeL*i/*A/M By Don R»ld Manager Iowa fm»» Anoelatlon SESSION Legislative sessions will be held in at least 36 states this year including Iowa and energy concerns or energy related environmental issues will be prime debate topics. Giving the governor emergency powers to control the energy problem and lowering speed limits head the list. In Iowa, political observers anticipate the Legislature will take action rather quickly to set the speed limit at 55 miles per hour on all roads to conform to a federal mandate. Failure to do so within 60 days would result in the loss of federal highway funds to Iowa. MESSAGE In his New Year's message Governor Robert Bay observed that the beginning of a New Year always comes to us M a promise and a hope. 'The New Year brings dramatic affirmation that "yesterday tt was in his first State of the Union message, of) Jan. 8, 1084, that President Lyndon 8. Johnson announced his "unconditional war on poverty," The proposal was novel, but hardly effective. Right now, elimination of poverty ranks well down the line of national priorities. But it is an issue that has come to the fore many tithes before and will surely be heard from again. One way of conserving on fuel is to switch from hard-boiled to two-minute eggs. If you haven't already found out, the children's Christmas toys are easier assembled if you first read the directions. Quote: It's hard to argue with anyone who knows exactly what he's talking about. Another quote: We are a bit tolerant toward crime. We don't condemn a thief who is hungry, or a wife beater until we find out why he was doing it. If you have a 15 miles to a gallon car it means you get seven in town and eight in the country. It is not necessary that you unplug your electric alarm clock to save energy. George Schultz is the only man in the original Nixon cabinet who is still a member. And he has had a job change from Labor to Treasury. You hear a lot said about it is more healthy to keep homes cooler now to combat the energy crisis. But I have read about sick eskimos. I read that the reason some people don't recognize opportunity is because it usually comes disguised as hard work. We hear a lot about people who go to hospitals because of snowmobiles and motorcycles. But each year around 58,000 go to emergency rooms of hospitals for treatment of injuries received in the operation of power lawn mowers. There are a lot of UFO's around this old world—"Unpaid Financial Obligations." Eliminate those who buy stolen property, and you will take a giant step toward minimizing crime. I have read in the newspapers that three Christmas Eve network shows in a row were based on "Living together" outside wedlock. And probably some of the people who enjoyed them the most were some of the people who looked down their nose about the "real facts" of a Humboldt County rape trial appearing in their local newspaper. strictive than provisions adopted by lowans when they ratified the Home Rule amendment in 1968. LAND USE The Iowa Farm Bureau is urging the Legislature to take go-slow approach on a proposed land use policy bill. Since the bill was finalized by a study committee late last month, Harold Anderson, Farm Bureau's environmental resources director, said, "We believe this is too little time for many people to express themselves on such an important issue." Anderson outlined the views of the state's largest general farm organization at the Sioux City hearing of the interim legislative land use policy study committee. He pointed out several other reasons for delay, including the need for determination of the cost of the proposal and the lack of soil surveys in some counties. COMMUTERS All 99 counties showed an increase in workers who commuted to their jobs across county lines between 1960 and 1970, the Iowa Employment Security Commission states in its new publicaton, "Commuting Patterns in Iowa." The 80-page booklet points out that in 1960 a total of 999,063 workers were employed in the state and ••• • •-.ui- • . •• ' •"' ±'^AV'rt'.v • ». ?#»'• * $' f ..i •'•* >' ••". ••' ''•' , jfimdito s^^ I MtsSlsn TM Pom will Dec. 30,1973 Dear Editor, There's been quite a "hassle" going on at city hall the last few months. Interested citizens have attended three hearings and yet another is scheduled for 8:00 P.M. Jan. 7. It concerns the annexation of excellent farmland surrounding Humboldt. Almost without exception those involved are deeply opposed to the proposal. One objection is that we were not asked our opinioins on the proposed annexation and it is our land that is involved. We would suggest at least two farmers (who actually farm) be represented on the planning and zoning board. It seems only fair that rural folks be involved in the planning. In a speech at a recent Iowa Farm Bureau meeting, Andrew Varley,' speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives said, "Extreme environmental and other public demands on farmers threaten to impose intolerable restrictions and administrative requirements on family farming." This world faces a food shortage in the near future which will affect everyone of us. To save every acre of farmable land for the production of food to feed this hungry world is just good common sense. The reason for the annexation of land is to take care of future growth. Figures taken from a 'Population Projection' book researched and published by the Iowa State University at Ames differs from our local Planning and Zoning board. Our local board has predicted 10,000 people in 108,152 of this number commuted to jobs outside the counties where they lived. By comparison, the number of lowans reported employed in 1970 was 1,084,869-a growth of 75,848 workers over the decade and 184,000 were commuting to jobs in other counties. Warren county currently has the highest percentage of workers commuting to jobs in other counties. A total of 51.1 per cent of Warren county's working population have jobs outside its boundaries. A large segment of these workers are employed in Des Moines. WORKMEN'S COMP Farm employers should be prepared for new responsibilities they face under the extended workmen's compensation law that became effective Jan. 1, reminds an Iowa State economist. Many agricultural employees who previously were excluded are now covered under Iowa's workmen's compensation program, said Neil Harl, a professor of economics. Since workmen's compensation is basically a "no-fault" system, the employers responsibility could be substantial, said Harl. By Marilyn Fevoid, Humboldt Librarian F. Van Wyck Mason's latest book, "Log Cabin Noble," is a novel of treasure .hunting in the early i; .days ,. of the American colonies. "As If, is Ken Edgar's love story about a man who must decide between his ex-wife and another young woman after returning from POW status in North Vietnam. Glen Petrie's "The Branch Bearers" is a historical mystery set in mid-Victorian England, Surprise follows surprise until the final one on the very last page. After an absence of forty years, George Papashvily describes his return to Soviet Central Asia in "Home, and Home Again." He and his the city of Humboldt by 1980. (We can't seem to find out how they arrived at this figure.) The publication from ISU arrives at their projected population figures by considering the birth-death ratio, in-migration and out-migration and other factors. According to this book, the population for Humboldt County by 1980 will be 11,764. This is a loss of nearly 1,000 persons since 1970. We're wondering who is going to pay for all this land development; the black topped roads, curb and gutter, gas lines, water lines, sewer pipes etc.? We feel we have about all the tax burden we can bear. This will affect every property owner to some degree. There are over 300 undeveloped acres within the city limits at the present time. Around 112 acres of this land was given to the County of Humboldt by the late Minnie Hanna and then auctioned off for some $300 plus dollars per ucre. Where was our planning and zoning board when this happened? There were two industries north of Humboldt on Highway 169 which failed and they have become 'eyesores' to our community. These two tracts of land would add nearly 100 acres of land for future development. (In the future, let's be more cautious about the kind of industry we bring into our community.) All growth is not necessarily progress. We encourage every interested citizen to be present at the Humboldt Municipal Building on Jan. 7 at 8:00 P.M. This letter has been written on behalf of many who requested us to do so. Sincerely, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dagj/y American wife travel to a small village in the Soviet Republicjof Georgia, Poems' concerned witH lonliness and happiness are to be found in Rod McKuen's "Come to Me in Silence." A new Art Buchwald book recently added to our humor section is "I Never Danced at the White House." Seymoure Leichman has written a new picture book entitled "The Wicked Wizard and the Wicked Witch." A fierce contest between the two, in order to determine who is the most wicked, reaches outrageous heights of absurdity before the two give way to reason. In "Legends of the Great Chiefs," Emerson Matson has collected American Indian legends with brief histories of famous chiefs and their descendants. A new non-fiction book by Mary Jones is entitled "Bible Stories: God at Work with Man." The author retells sixteen Bible stories, including accounts of Abraham, Moses, David, Mary, Jesus and Paul. Two music books for young singers by Silver Burdett have been added to our collection of music books. The titles are "Music In Our Town" and "Music Now and Long Ago." Church Notes UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Humboldt, Iowa Dr. R. D. Kitterman, Minister Rev. S. H. Hammer, Minister of Visitation Saturday, Jan. 5: 2 p.m. wedding. Sunday, Jan. 6: 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., Morning Worship; 9:40 a.m., Church School; 10 a.m., Radio Ministry sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schenck; 7 p.m., School of Missions - Church basement. "Contemporary Christians and Their Writings" Leader — Mrs. Robert Griffin. Everyone is invited to attend. Monday, Jan. 7: 2:30 p.m., Women's Hand Bell Choir rehearsal; 7 p.m., Junior Church School Department roller skating party; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Youth Bible Study (Luke). This group will meet for eight sessions. First session at the Eugene Smith United Methodlit Met! Mffetftvg- - Friendship L 7 p.m., Cornell oft Mifilsif les ChUfdTi bale-fflenti 8 p.ffi,, AdmMftfativ'e Sdifd * Cliuroli bassmefit. Thursday, Jaft 1ft 2 p.hi. t United Methodist Women interest group "Contempor^ ai-y Onfiitians" - FHertdshte Loungei 6i48 p.m.. Youth Choifi 8: 46 p.ffi.. Confirmation Glasst ? p.m., Eighth Grade Bell Choifi 8 p.m., Seventh Gfade Belt Choir; 8 p.m., UMYF groups - Morehouse 8 p.m., Chancel Choir. OAK HILL BAPTIST CHURCH Henry B. Nelson, Pastor Humboldt, Iowa Thursday: 2 p.m., WMS General Meeting; 7:30 p.m., Family Night; 8:30 p.m., Choir Rehearsal. Friday-Saturday:; L.I.F.E. (Lay Institute For Evangelism); Friday: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Sunday: 9:15 a.m., Sunday School; 10:30 a.m., Morning Worship Service • Dale Halupnik, speaker; 6:30 p.m., Mission Committee; 7:30 p.m., Evening Service - Film "God Owns My Business." Tuesday: 7:30 p.m., Trustee Board. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m., .Deacon Board; 8:30 p.m. Rebecca Circle. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Robert Snyder, Pastor Humboldt, Iowa Sunday, Jan 6: 8:45 a.m., Sunday School and Bible Classes; 10 a.m. Morning Worship with Holy Communion and Installation of officers; 7 p.m., Young adults. Monday, Jan, 7: 7:30 p.m., Sunday School Teachers Meeting. Tuesday, Jan 8: Pastor's Conference at Vincent. Wednesday, Jan. 9: Ministerial Association; 7:30 p.m., Ladies Aid. Thursday, Jan. 10: 7 p.m., LYC; 7 p.m., Confirmation; 7:30 p.m., Choir practice. OUR SAVIOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH Paul A. Otto, Pastor G. D. A. Engelhardt Assistant Pastor , Friday, Jan. 4: All organizational and committee presidents and .chairmen, and all treasurers, please have annual reports in the office by this date. Sunday, Jan. 6: 8 a.m., Worship with Holy Communion; Contemporary service; 9a.m., Coffee Hour; 9:15 a.m., Sunday School, Confirmation and Adult Class; 10:30 a.m., Worship with Holy Communion; Traditional service. Monday, Jan. 7: 7:30 p.m., Council and Committees. Tuesday, Jan. 8: 7:30 p.m., Circle Lesson Leaders. Thursday, Jan. 10: 6:45 p.m., Children's, Junior and High School Choirs; 7:30 p.m., Seventh and Eighth Grade Confirmation; 7:30 p.m., Senior Choir. Small Claims Court Pending: 200-1273 Rodney L, Rice, Dakota City, vs. Jim Strutz- enburg, Humboldt, on demand of $200 current wages plus court costs. Petition filed Dec. 16. 201-1273 Thorp Credit Inc., Webster City, vs. Jerry W. Vought, Humboldt, on demand of $999.99 plus court costs for unpaid balance of account. Petition filed Dec. 26. 203-1273 Dr. F. Waly, M.D., vs. Jerry Vought, Humboldt, on demand of $56 plus court costs. Petition filed Dec. 21. 204-1273 Dr. F. Waly, M.D., vs. Rick Heuton, Ottosen, on demand of $40 plus court costs. Petition filed Dec. 21. 205-1273 Dr. F. Waly, M.D., vs. Jerome Hanson, Dakota City, on demand of $33 plus court costs. Petition filed Dec. 21. 206-1273 Dr. F. Waly, M.D., vs. Lyle Eldridge, Dakota City, on demand 'of $18 plus court costs. Petition filed Dec. 21. 207-1273 Dr. F. Waly, M.D.,' vs. Harold Demory, Bode, on demand of $33 plus court costs. Petition filed Dec. 21. 208-1273 Dr. F. Waly, M.D., vs. Richard Charleton, Humboldt, on demand of $9 plus court costs. Petition filed Dec. 21. 209-1273 Dr. F. Waly, M.D., vs. Roger Anderson, Dakota City, on demand of $17 plus court costs. Petition filed Dec. "Whs Snug flatl InlrtgbftSteWdi it* tetJrlni at «... BeSeh nlarftttk atjMD 1 waB.bni of &g?wfo.aboi»d, The mission Wai d«ep fti« fishing. We churned through choppy waves fof two hours and stopped about 08 mltei from shore. We flihfd for five hours, moving occasionally to that the shipper considered a better spot. We caught a variety of lish •«. even a shark about 8 feet long. What we kept were mostly black grouper and>red snapper, weight up to 11 pounds'. The weather was sunny. There was a brisk breeze. The temperature that day, near noon, was 78 degrees, After another two hours of travel on the return trip we docked at 5:00 P.M. Back on shore, I was sunburned despite precautions, but appreciative of a pleasant experience. We had red snapper for dinner the next evening, and found it good. Yesterday we participated in a sea shore "cook-out." A resourceful young friend by the name of Mark prepared a ham we brought front Iowa and other good things grown in Florida. Long interested in back yard cookery, I found Mark's method of preparing a meal for about 20 people very interesting. He dug an oval shaped hole in the white sand about 18 inches deep. He ignited charcoal in the hole and let it burn until lightly covered with gray ash. A layer of stones was placed over the ptSflfflelir d fl» ftftl*, !«.. center he put several Urfe lea »helli ( hollow |ld« dttfrft. This was to keep tfo haffl Off the coals and hot ?oek« and promote even heat:/of ill of the ham, instead of too mtieh heat on the bottom iide only, Orange pel wai placed on top . of the sheik , s The ham, carefully wrapped in foil was placed In the center, Around it fresh tomatoes and garden fresh onions, also wrapped in foil, were carefully arranged, By now the hole was nearly full. Mark took the cardboard core from the roll of aluminum foil, cut one end at an angle and carefully placed it well into the "bven" with angled end up. Everything in place, heavy paper covered the contents in the hole, white sand and lea shells were piled on top with only the tube (or flue) projecting. For the next four hours the "oven" was ignored. Interest centered on Sun tanning (temperature 82 degrees), dips in the surf, picture taking, beach games, conversation, and cool refreshments. Time to eatl The sand was scraped away from the oven and the contents carefully removed. Sliced ham, baked potatoes, and fresh cooked tomatoes with onion, joined with other .nice things on our plates. It all was very good! What a nice experience this day at the beach, and how I loved that tasty sea shore dinner! Oak Hill Baptist to host Lay Institute A ..Lay Institute , For Evangelism is being held this weekend in Oak Hill Baptist Church, Highway 169 South, Humboldt. Class sessions began Friday evening and will continue through Saturday under the leadership of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Halupnik of Cedar Falls. The Lay Institute is an intensive training course designed to teach Christians how to live an abundant life and to share this life with others. It is an interdenominational program prepared by Campus Crusade for Christ, and has been used both nationally and internationally in training collegians and adults to present the claims of Jesus and Christ. According to Pa°stor Henry Nelson of Oak Hill Baptist Church, "Christianity today is like a football game in which there are 22 men on the field desperately in need of rest, watched by 40,000 people in the grandstands, desperately in need of exercise." He also stated, "I am becoming increasingly aware that men, women and youth are no longer willing to be mere spectators, but they desire a share in the action." Dale Halupnik, an engineer with Doerfer Corporation, Cedar Falls, has been active in this program of lay evangelism for the past three years. He will be speaking at the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday at Oak Hill Baptist Church. A cordial invitation is extended to the entire community to attend and hear this speaker. Hold last rites for Roy Cronk, 82, Monday Services for Roy Cronk, 82, Humboldt, were held Jan. 2 in Lindhart Funeral Home with burial in Union Cemetery. Mr. Cronk died at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Saturday where he had been a patient for two weeks. Surviving are sons: Donald, Humboldt; Delmar, Inglewood, Calif.; a daughter, Miss •Marjorie Cronk, Humboldtj three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Johnson, International Falls, Minn. Mr. Cronk was born at Humboldt, was educated here and served In the U.S. Army during World War I. In 1928 he married Esther Terwilliger at Humboldt. The couple farmed in the Humboldt area and then Mr. Cronk was employed at the Humboldt Hemp Plant until it closed. He then was employed by Sande Construction Company as a trucker until his retirement. Mrs. Cronk died in 1953. Mr. Cronk was a member of 21. 210-1273 Dr. F. Waly, M.D., vs. Gene Boles, Gilmore City, on demand of $98 plus court costs. Petition filed Dec. 21. Completed: 198-1273 Louis Moritz, DX agent, vs. Brad Strutzenburg, Humboldt. Case dismissed Dec. 26, 1973. 202-1273 Dr. F. Waly, M.D., vs. Wanda Reetz Chamberlain. Case dismissed Dec. 31, 1973. the American Legion Post. Officiating at final rites was Dr. Ralph Kitterman. Casket bearers were Rollen Thornton, Orville Anderson, Ray Smith, Ron Helvick, Russell Terwilliger and Richard Terwilliger. Special music was by soloist Stanley Nelson, accompanied by Mrs. Keith Sayers at the organ. Care Centers need people for craftwork Mrs. Tom Damon, activities director at Humboldt Care Centers, is asking for volunteers to aid in craft projects at both the care facilities. Along with volunteer assistance, Mrs. Damon needs craft materials and items to create a "kitchen band." She indicated community groups are welcome to check the Humboldt Care Center activities calendars for a specific date or to contact Mrs. Damon. Mrs. Charles Chaudoin entertained several friends at her home at a coffee the Tuesday before Christmas.

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