The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on January 19, 1974 · Page 4
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Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, January 19, 1974
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bteft Sttttrti? it 628 Stmmet Avmwe, JUK «... ..J* . <4*e .T* -trail. •h t '| M tjWjil flfrto'AiJ^ai i Irfntfu vOHnwHT . fttttw tnrtwtH* Art of Miteh 1, 1899. Sewnd tiut portig* fUJd « HtnMKt taw S0S48. M*LAtJOflLlN...........Edltof and Publisher LWEHAN News Editor JANE J0RGENSEN Aisllliftt News Editor DONNA SEASON AdVef Using Meager MARGARET LOCKE Advertising .Foreman ..Printer .Bookkeeper IVADELLE PATTERSON .................... Composition WBCK1? VAUOT ............................. Composition MAME SMIfB .............................. Composition Jlffi? HALSRUD . , ......... . ........ ......... .Circulation SUBSCRIPTION RATES HUMBOLDT AND ADJOINING COUNTIES flffe Httmboldt Republican, One Year . ................ $6.00 The Hamboldt independent, One year ................ $6.00 . Both for One Year ....... ........ ................... • t?-00 ELSEWHERE IN IOWA Republican or Independent, One Year ....:, .......... $7.00 Both fof One Year. ...... ............................ $8.00 ELSEWHERE IN UNITED STATES Independent of Republican, One Year ................ $8.00 Both fof One Year . .... ......... . . .................. $9.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Per IncH, Republican ot 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. ...... ...... .......$0.06 Tel ling too much There is a strong push today for all American industries and businesses to reveal everything there is to be told about their assets, reserves, and requirements. The sum of it all will be a complete picture of the economic and strategic/vulnerability of the United States. In time of war such information would be highly classified, known only to a select few whose need to know might coincide with the national interest. There are more than 30 million Americans today who have served in the armed services at some time. Surely almost all these veterans should know why this is so. The strategic vulnerability of any nation is found in its economic statistics. And if we ever again become involved in a war, we would act to end it aa quickly as possible hy striking directly at the enemies most vulnerable points. This quick action saves lives and misery by shortening a war. But it could be used against us, as well as by our forces. We are now engaged in another kind of warfare. In 1974's economic warfare, we are less a superpower than we have been in a military sense. True, we yield a disproportionate share of the world's economic reserves. But we rely on at least a dozen essential materials for our prosperity, and one of those raw materials, petroleum, is so vital that as our demands outrun; pur available supplies,' we find ourselves at the mercy of small nations with populations comparable to some of our cities. Saudi Arabi (with as many people as New York City) withholds its oil until our foreign policy is adjusted to suit Arab arms. Kuwait (with about as many people as Phoenix) says it intends to bring our business leaders to heel. And from that area around the globe, we find ourselves threatened with economic pressures that range from blackmail to outright warfare. Should we give these would-be blackmailers a look at the balance sheet, so they will know just how much to demand? Should we reveal our vulnerabilities to those whose real interest is the destruction of our independence and economic and social system? At what point do we say Stop! to those who are using public doubts as to the validity of an energy shortage to seek-and get-full disclosure of industrial, business, and national economic statistics? The government and many firms are competing to see who can tell the most. Before we let all the wind out of our own sails, we had better think again about the wisdom of showing too much. Hold last rites for Miss Henrietta Hegg Miss Henrietta Hegg, Bode, these later years a resident of Clear View Manor at West Bend, died Jan. 11. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15, in St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Bode, with Pastor Palmer Loken officiating. Soloist was Conrad Rossing and accompanist was Mrs. David Engel, Casket bearers were Melvin Olson, Ronald Olson, James Olson, David Engel, Orville Rood and Clifford Holland. Floral committee was Mrs. Arlis Kinseth and Mrs. Donald Johnson. Burial was in St. Olaf Cemetery, Bode. Miss Hegg is survived by her sister, Mrs. Olaf Olson, the only one remaining of a family of 13 children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johan Hegg of Decorah; a sister and two brothers, who died at an early age: Marie, Olaf and Wilhelm; three sisters, Sophia, Elizabeth and Ruth, Mrs. Harold Curtis; also five brothers: Oiaf, Johannes, Gustav, Ferdinand and Gerhard. Relatives who attended the funeral were: a nephew, Ode Hegg, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Harold Curtis, Plymouth, Hardy Mrs. Cledis Anderson attended the Martha Circle of the Renwick ALCW in the home of Mrs. Keith Baessler Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Brock spent Friday evening in the home of their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mike McDermott, Lu Verne, in honor of McDermott's birthday which was that day, Jan. 11. Denice Olson registered at Iowa Central Community College at Fort Dodge •Tuesday. She attended class- toftcus if C/rd»» Mich.; and his daughter, Mrs. Donald Taylor, Livonia, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Johan Hegg III, Decorah; and Mrs. Ferdinand Hegg, Fort Atkenson. Among the Olson relatives were: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Olson, Columbus, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Olson, Jefferson; Mrs. Ted Underberg and Mrs. Mathilda Anderson, Fort Dodge, and Leonard, Duncombe; and Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph M. Olson, Gilmore City. Education may make us smarter and riehef, but we cannot be so sure It will make us more virtuous, Daylight savings time helps those who like to see the sunrise. Self-sufficiency is a great goal. But in this day and age is self-sufficiency really possible? We never are so .self-sufficient that the goodwill and friendship of our friends and neighbors are not needed. Can you remember these cars? Marfnon, Aoperson, Chalmers, Huppmobile, Reo, Franklin and Saxon. They're only a handful of the hundreds of names of cars which have gone by the roadside Since the industry came into being. In all, between 1900 and 1929, 882 auto companies failed or moved into other manufacturing fields. By 1929, a total of 26 automobile companies were left to fight for the market. Chrysler Corp., for example, grew out of the consolidation of 22 manufacturing companies, among them Chalmers, Maxwell and Dodge Brothers. Where did these companies and names go? The American automobile market narrowed down to the "big four" which includes American Motors, a midget compared to the rest. There were two great wars that affected the auto industry. And after that came the highly competitive development of the cars which left the smajler companies far behind. In the 20's and early 30's there was a splurge of new cars. There was the Durant, with its companion models, the Star. There was the Dort and Chandler. Even the Rickenbacker. Remember the Jewett? Willys-Overland came out with a Whippet which for a time'seemed to threaten the Mddel T. At home our first enclosed car was a 6 cylinder 1926 Overland. I remember driving back and forth from town alone when I was in the seventh grade in this car. In 1931 Dad bought our first 4-door sedan, a Chevrolet six. I thought this was the greatest thing that had ever happened at our house. But when Dad cut down on my driving the new car, I longed for the old Overland. In 1920 1.9 million cars were produced. By 1929 the figure had reached 4.5 million. Yet while the demand increased, the number of producers declined. The stock market crash of 1929 began what is sometimes called "the great shakeout" for auto companies. All were hard hit but smaller ones found the depression was too much to endure. Medium sized firms had mixed fortunes. Companies like Packard, Hudson and Nash managed to survive by bringing out lower-priced automobiles, but under the pressure, their share of the market dropped from 25 per cent in 1929 to only 10 per cent by 1939. Independents also faced a decline in the number of dealership selling their cars. In 1932 there were 9,000 fewer dealers than in 1931. It was that bad. Production in 1932 was a fourth that of 1929. Only the strong remained in auto making and these became prime contractors for military vehicles with the outbreak of World War II. es Thursday and Friday and spent the weekend in her home here. Miss Olson was not able to begin college last fall on account of surgery on her foot last summer. Mr. and Mrs. Darl Powell, Badger, and Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Kuehnast, Humboldt, visited Saturday evening in the home of Mrs. Powell's brother, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Meyers and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Johnson visited Sunday afternoon with her mother, Mrs. Odessa Ersland, at Friendship Haven Health Center, Fort Dodge. Nbtflw Tlte Ghecfe By Marilyn Fivold, Humboldt Librarian "Come Nineveh, Come Tyre" is the fifth in a series of novels by Allen Drury. This political novel is set in the future, as America whirls in doubt and confusion around a weak, man in the White House. f- Elsie Lee's "Prior Betrothal" is a lighthearted novel about high society in London in the year 1815. Karl Menninger traces our development from harsh Puritanism to the automated culture of no-fault group think in "Whatever Became of Sin?" In "Mustangs" author Hope Ryden relates her experiences with and feelings about wild horses, which are rapidly decreasing in number. Rosanne Nelson has written an inspirational collection of letters to Jesus entitled "Dear Jesus . . . I'm So Human." Well-known -journalist Stewart Alsop has written a very readable, personal account of what it is like to be told that one has an inoperable cancer. His book is entitled "Stay of Execution." "The Bear's Almanac" by Stan and Jan Berenstain is a fun way for beginning readers ,to learn new words. The book is divided into the four seasons for bears with many facts and funny pictures to accompany each season. "The Brownstone" by Paula Scher is a delightful book for young readers. Six different animal families try to find the apartment that is right for them in the Brownstone Apartment Building. After several complaints and several moves, Landlord Owl firids the solution to all their problems. Winifred Rosen has written a story for young children about a boy who is asked to appear in a television commercial for a chocolate pudding-type dessert. Ralph causes havoc at the studio with his direct and frank responses. A new craft book for children by Esther Hautzig entitled "Let's Make More Presents" tells how to make easy and inexpensive gifts for every occasion. General meeting of the Trinity ALCW will be held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 29, at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Hostesses are Mrs. John Vought, Mrs. Cecil Tarbill and Mrs. Edward Hill. Program chairman is Mrs. Jessie Mandsager. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rathke and Max, Hardy, Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Rathke and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Rathke, Humboldt, How The Elephant Got His Truck—8 minutes, color. A young elephant learns the price of curiosity and reaps its rewards in this animated version of Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Story." Indoor Plan,ts,—16 minutes, • color. Realize a new enjoyment in your" home by learning to care for indoor plants. Watering, plant hy- gene, pest control and re-potting techniques illustrated. Major Religions Of The World—20 minutes, color. An objective study of the origins, rituals and symbolism of Hinduism, Budhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam to help obtain an appreciation for the principle religious faiths. Pulse Of Life—27 minutes, color. Through demonstrations given for opening the air passage, and restoring breathing and circulation. Three dramatic episodes show rescue measures for sunstroke, suffocation, and electrical shock. The Sixties—15 minutes, color. Covers ten years of CBS News footage, a forceful overview of events in an era of change: The Nixon-Kennedy debate; the Twist; the Beatles; the Cuban Missle Crisis; Black riots; Viet Nam; and much more. Stitchery—15 minutes, color. Basic proceedures and methods involved in embroidery, needlepoint, and appli- que. Many examples are demonstrated, showing the extensive range of design possibilities which may be achieved. The Tell-Tale Heart-8 minutes, color. Through extraordinary animation of Edgar Allen Poe's masterpiece, this film draws us into the labyrinth of a tortured mind. spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Pearl Rathke at the Park Manor at Fort Dodge Sunday in honor of her 86th birthday. The latter is the grandmother of Eugene Rathke and Frank M. Rathke. Word was received here of the marriage of Charles M. Smith and Mrs. Jan Gloh, both of Chicago, 111., which took place Dec. 28. Smith is well known here as he grew up at Hardy. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Smith. His brother, W. J. Smith, lives in Waterloo. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Anderson, Hardy, and her mother, Mrs. Cora Hippen, Lu Verne, attended the funeral of Mr. Donald Neuberger which was held Saturday at a funeral home at Clear Lake. The deceased was an uncle of Mrs. Anderson. Small Claims Court Pending: 223-0,174 James M. Nelson, vs. H ._._.. „, Jafti 17i 2 Maftha Circle^ 7 {*, Cofi?it'mati6n .Clasps; f p.m., chdtf pfactiei. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday: LYC RETREAf at fidone, tdwa. Sunday, Jan. 20s 8:46 a.m., Sunday School! 10 a.fn,, Worship. OUR SAVIOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH Plot A. Otta, Palter 6. D. A, Engelhsrdt, Puitftr ttuinboldt.lowi, Sunday, Jan. 20: Echoes articles duet 8 a.m., Worship; Traditional Services 9 ft.m., Coffee Hour; 9:16 a.m., Sunday School, Confirmation, Adults; 10:80 a.m., Informal Worship; Presentation of Bibles to the Third Graders. Monday, Jan. 21; 7:30 p.m., Sunday School Teachers and Assistants; 7:30 p.m., OkoboJI Bible Camp Annual Meeting, St. Mark's -Lutheran .Church, Storm Lake. Wednesday, Jan. 23: 6:30 p.m., Family Potluck Supper; 7:30 p.m. Annual Meeting; a movie wllf be shown to the children during the meeting. Thursday, Jan. 24: 6:45 p.m., Children's, Junior and High School Choirs; 7:30 p.m., 7th ""and 8th Confirmation Instruction; 7:30 p.m., Senior Choir. Sunday, Jan. 27: 8 a.m., Worship; 9 a.m., Coffee Hour; 9:16 a.m., Sunday School, Confirmation and Adults; tht WWld. g' at 25 that, wllff are, War f8W and WMgh to revef berttfe in th« 'atrT ' ' Veryeoldt,B»fL gw fifth dsy* "Almoitall tmtt could One long-range dation for U.S. self-sufficiency irt the enetgy field is the extraction of oil from shale. tt might bfi helpful if We knew * bit m6fe on this subject, Bxtractlofi of oil from shale Is not a brand new idea. Over & hundred years ago pioneers in the west used bflck ovens to extract oil from shale for lamp oil to tight their shelters. More recently, about 16 years ago, pilot plants were built to develop modern methods? The plants were successful, but could not compete with, more economical wells that pumped oil crude from rich Texas fields, and foreign petroleum. Permit these quotations from The Wall Street Journal for brief insight. "Interior Department stu- ~aies indicate there are at lealt 600 billion barrels of economically recoverable synthetic crude spread over 11 million acres ol Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Moreover, the agency estimates that the of costs. Petition filed Jan. 8. 224-0174 Nelson Real Estate (H. Matt Nelson), Goldfleld, vs. Randall Palmer, Renwick, on demand of $400 plus court costs. Petition filed Jan. 8, 226-0174 Peter Holt dba Holt Insurance Agency, Humboldt, vs. Richard 0. Foth, Livermore, on demand of $860.18. Petition filed Jan. 8. 226-0174 Stephen Cleaners, Humboldt, vs. Charles Chaudoin, Humboldt, on demand of $29.21. Petitioned'Jati. 14. 227-0174 Stephen Cleaners, Humboldt, vs. Daniel Collins, Humboldt, on demand of $285. Petition filed Jan. 14. 228-0174 Garrison Ford, Inc., Humboldt, vs. Richard Charlton, Humboldt, on demand of $280.46. Petition filed Jan. 14. 229-0174 Garrison, Ford, Inc., Humboldt, vs. Terry Dahl, Livermore, on demand of $208.61. Petition filed Jan. 14. 230-0174 Garrison Ford, Inc., Humboldt, vs. Donald Beers, Humboldt, on demand of $99.56. Petition filed Jan. 14. 231-0174 Mrs. Harvey Bogaard, Humboldt, vs. Mrs. Kenneth Schriber, Gilmore City, on demand of $556.76. Petition filed Jan. 16. 232-0174 Jane Reding, Algona, vs. Garrison Ford, Inc., Humboldt, on demand of $450. Petition filed Jan. 15. 233-0174 Rasmussen Electric Inc., dba Porter Electric, Humboldt. vs. Keith Westfall, Humboldt, on demand of $32.35 plus court costs. Appearance Docket 13976' Northwest Federal Savings and Loan Association of Spencer vs. Duane H. Ehrhardt, Mary L. Ehrhardt, and Humboldt County, Iowa, on the action of foreclosure. Issue filed Jan. 14. Petition filed Jan. 17... 234-0174 Rasmussen Electric Inc.,' dba Porter Electric, Humboldt, vs. Norman Achtemeir, Humboldt,' on costs; P^tjllon^ file|jjan. 17. "V235-0174 ' RasmuWen Elec-_ trie, Inc., dba Porter Electric, Humboldt, vs. Dennis Wood, Humboldt, on demand of $90.13 plus court 'costs. Petition filed Jan. 17. Completed: 64-0973 JEM Loan and Credit Company vs. Carol Knowles and Flora Knowles. Case transferred to district court Jan, 15. 66-0973 Howard Leist vs. George Ingalls and Mrs. George Ingalls. The plaintiff was awarded $595.52 plus court costs Jan. 16. 74-0973 Dwaine N. Weydert, dba Standard Oil Agent, vs. John Torkelson. Case dismissed Jan. 15. 75-0973 Dwaine N. Weydert, dba Standard Oil Agent, vs. Ray Curtis. Case dismissed Jan. 15. 113-1173 Ben M. Bagon, Jr., M.D., vs. Jeanne Breeden. The plaintiff was awarded $200 plus court costs Jan. 15. 114-1173 Ben M. Bagon, Jr., M.D., vs. Arthur Demory. increase the potential to about two trillion barrels of oil." What is oil shale? "Actually, oil shale is neither oil nor shale, but a marlstone containing a brown to dark gray organic material called herogen, When heated to 000 degrees F in a huge vessel called a retort, kerogen yields shale oil, a synthetic criide that is low in sulphur and capable of being refined into most petroleum products. Other large deposits of oil shale exist in China, the Soviet .Union, Scotland, .Brazil, and Venezuela. "About 80 per cent of the semi-arid land containing" this country's desposits is owned by the federal government. This includes virtually all of the richest deposits — those expected to yield 30 gallons or more of oil per ton of rock." You will be hearing more about oil shale, leases for its development, and conflict between developers and environmentalists. Perhaps the foregoing will promote understanding of what happens now in shale oil. - ' ;< ^ , frtiplte stich phenominti waste, people ««in want for the ertef gy that now bum! u waste ift Saudi Afsbia-an "eternal" flame tommefrioftt- Ing man*! poof capacity for understanding and mutual The arid Arab lands float on a sea of oil, and suddenly" the rest of the busy world Is pouring billldns of dollars into the hsndi of a few {ft the mid-East, that even now don't fully sense their capacity 'to make big nations crawl for oil. The energy efflergeh% long-range, Is real for the U.S. We must reduce waste of energy resource!, and work hard at development of energy resources available within our own sphere of ownership and influence, They are varied. They are valid. But, they include gradual transition from unlimited resources and Waste, to more intelligent use of energy sources. The energy "crisis" currently is a multi-billion dollar "rip-Off by a petroleum cartel so powerful, from. Harding (Tea Pbt Dome) to Nixon — that Congress and the rest of us sway to the tune of BIG OIL. Many in Congress, especially in the Senate, would squirm if honest about their obligations to Big Oil. Simon says "on January'.14 — cut home heating oil 18 per cent — cool the home 6 degrees." On the same date: "Some government analysts see a surplus of home heating oil building up." The long range energy emergency is genuine. The short range exploitation of the emergency Is a calculated and tremendously profitable legal rip-off and merits gutsy investigation and public rejection, disapproval, to. reduce the "crisis" to a more sensible evaluation of the emergency. I'm confident we'll muddle through the muddled energy "crisis" because we never really were in trouble, except for the puppetry of the Big Oil cartel — big enough to make our nation dance to the music of "oil shortage" — while tank farms were loaded and we exported domestic oil — at a few more cents per gallon to some foreign port. The plaintiff was awarded $232 plus court costs Jan. 15. 115-1173 Ben M. Bagon, Jr., M.D., vs. Dan Fowler. The plaintiff was awarded $100 plus court costs Jan. 15. 116-1173 Ben M. Bagon, Jr., M.D., vs. Harlan Martens. Plaintiff was awarded $425 plus court costs Jan. 15. 131-1173 Herb Eisner vs. Robert Harrison. Plaintiff was awarded $75 plus court costs Jan. 15. 152-1173 D. C. Whittlesejr vs. Dennis D. Janssen. Plaintiff was awarded $38.50 Jan. 10. 179-1173 Fashionette vs. Nancy Brunner. Case dismissed Jan. 7. 199-1173 Diana Fuller Cushy vs. David Fuller. Plaintiff awarded $840 plus court costs Jan. 11. 216-0174 Mickey Ford. Inc., vs. Rosetta Blumer. 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