The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on January 26, 1974 · Page 1
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Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, January 26, 1974
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VOL. 11$ NO. $0 Expanding drive-up HUMBOLDT, tdWA, SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 1974 12 PAGES - ONE SECTION 15e • . X 1st National shows record growth C: H. Lewellyn, President, ; tald First National Bank Stockholders at their annual .fneetirtg, Thursday evening at the Hillerest that the bank showed record growth during 1973. Lewellyn also informed stockholders the bank would begin immediately to install new drive-up facilities which should double the automobile capacity and greatly speed up service to the drive-up customers. The bank just recently completed inside remodeling which added space for two additional tellers and two additional loan department personnel. Local aid 'fantastic' after fire Growth in total assets during 1973 was reported to be $4.3 million, slightly over 25 per cent from 1972. Lewellyn told the bank's stockholders that his percentage had to be one of the .highest rates of growth of any bank in North Central loWa. In 1972, the bank's assets grew 17.8 per cent over 1971. The stockholders voted unanimous support of a plan to increase the bank's capital funds by the addition of $260,000 in Subordinated Capital Notes. It is planned that these Capital Notes will be sold to local stockholders, bank depositors, and other local investors. Joe W. Dodgen, Chairman, stated that the addition of this capital will increase the bank's legal loan limits to individuals, partnerships, and corporations by $25,000 as well as allow the bank to continue its growth. The stockholders re-elected the present Board of Directors consisting of Melvin L. Baker, Harold Knight, Dr. Sam Linn, Paul Silbaugh, Orren Olson! C. H. Lewellyn, Donald M. Roberts and Joe W. Dodgen. Ms. Beason explains need for human lib A public "Appreciation Open House" and miscellaneous shower will be held Sunday afternoon at St. Mary's School for the Harold Riegelsberger family, according to Msgr. J. E. Tolan. Response to a clothing drive for the Riegelsbergers initiated by St. Mary's Parish and KHBT-FM has been "fantastic" according to Msgr. Tolan. For clothing needed or other aid, contact St. Mary's Or the radio station. The Riegelsbergers, who farm northeast of Humboldt, lost their home and all belongings to an early Wednesday morning fire. Mr. and Mrs. Riegelsbers were in Rochester, Minn., when the blaze broke out about 3 a.m. and their children Carolyn 12, Dale 23, and John 17, escaped the flames in their nightclothes. John received cuts from glass as he and Dale escaped through an upstairs window when their exits were blocked by smoke and fire. Stressing the need for a "human type of liberation" rather than the need for freeing men or women, Donna Beason discussed her ideas of the responsibilities of women, and men, to family and society with the Humboldt-Dakota City Kiwanis Club. Ms. Beason, advertising manager of HUMBOLDT NEWSPAPERS, was guest speaker for the local service club at its regular weekly Hillerest meeting. The 27-year-old businesswoman explained she is oriented to a "human liberation" rather than the Gloria Steinem—Betty Friedan form of "women's lib." VoBaCho swings with various student talent "The Humboldt High School Music Department will pull out all the stops next Tuesday and Wednesday for the school's annual musical variety revue," says band director Gary Currie. "Vo-Ba-Cho" is built around the talents of the 28-voice Choraliers who bring the latest in pop sounds complete with choreography, and the High School Jazz Band with a cross section of today's big-band jazz music. The vocal director for the show is Mike Hall. Choreography for the show is under the supervision of HHS junior Laura Dunscombe who will be featured as a solo dancer and will direct the eight member girls' chorus line in a precision dance to "That Old Black Magic." "The Faculty Four," a well- known local quartet, will add four numbers to the program including the ballad "I'll Never Smile Again," a bossa-nova entitled "The Girl From Ipanema," a beautiful setting of "The Sound of Silence," and in a humorous vein a travesty on "Riggolet- to" from Verdi's opera by the same name. An important change in Vo Ba - Cho from recent years will be the inclusion of both the Jazz Band and Choraliers on stage at the same time with their selections integrated to provide greater variety to the listener. The auditorium stage has been decorated to effect an outdoor amphitheater complete with graceful columns reminiscent of ancient Greece to provide a striking setting for Vo-Ba- Cho. The program will be given at the Junior High Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29 and 30. Reserved seat tickets are available at Winds Bootery or at the door. No phone orders please. Discussing the subject she said, "It is unfortunate it has gotten the name women's liberation. Men's liberation is rampant now, too. "Rather it's a human type of liberation. We all want to be happy, have the sense of individual freedom and reach our basic goals which include contentment, think our lives are worth living, and being happy with what we are doing. Really, these goals are the same for both men and women." Taking exception with male or female chauvinism, Ms. Beason said, "Women's superiority or male superiority negates and denies everyone's humaness." . As a woman, she is "'Concerned "wltfi'th'e equality of the sexes and she indicated there are several varieties of women's liberation. "I'm not particularly a proponent of any of them," she said. Ms. Beason explained, "Change is the important thing. We've gotten away from the 'Doris Day' attitude of a woman having to be married with a couple children to be happy." She indicated that in 1972, Columbia Law School had 433 men students and 33 women. The top three graduates of Columbia that year were women. Also in 1972 at the Winter Olympics in Japan, the United States brought home eight gold medals, seven of which'were won by women. She also mentioned' Consolidated Edison, an East Coast power giant, hired its first woman mechanic while the first woman, 21-years- old, has also found a place on the New York Stock Exchange after 139 all-male years. She told the Kiwanians women have been involved in the legal and medical professions since the 1850s but not on a large scale. Ms. Beason also told the service club she disagreed with the "no women members" policies of Kiwanis along with the other men-only groups. "Women want to help their communities too," she said. The advertising manager explained there are three basic tenets supported by women's equality groups: 1. equal chance on the job market for equal pay; 2. the right of abortion; and 3. the provision of daycare for working mothers. Concerning the equal-job equal-pay tenet, she said, "It used to be a woman started with a steno pad and after 45 years she might get to do something else." Addressing the all-male audience, _ except for one member's wife, she stated, "We're infiltrating professions we've never been in before." National statistics show, she said, over 94 per cent of those Americans making $15,000 : plus are males, "so you know those women in that •• supper CgYt&ipti'-'doing a pretty good job." The reason for the difference in pay is, .Ms. Beason contends, "these jobs have been available to men for years." She told of a number of states which require a court ruling on a woman's emotional and physical stability before she would be allowed to open a business in that state. The businesswoman also explained women working side-by-side with a man at the same task often receive substantially less than their male co-worker. "A person should be paid for ability, not because of any discriminatory reasoning," she said in reference to discrimination against women, men, blacks, chicanos or any other characteristic. On the abortion issue, Ms. Beason said, "That is an individual's own decision. The law gives a woman that freedom to bear or not to bear a child whether we agree or not." Much of the later discussion and questions centered around the availability of daycare centers for working wives and mothers. "We have to have these available for the woman with a marriage and child who also wants a career," Ms. Beason said, "Many women are denied a career due to the monstrous price of babysitting." Discussing the point with her, Kiwanian Bill Dodgen (Continued on Page 2) Formerly a home A basement and pile of rubble are all that remain of the Harold Riegelsberger farm home, northeast of Humboldt, which burned to the ground early Wednesday morning. The fire was discovered shortly after 3 a.m. by 12-year-old Carolyn Riegelsberger who was sleeping downstairs. She awoke her brothers, John 17, and Dale 23, who escaped through an upstairs window. John was treated and released from Humboldt County Memorial Hospital for cuts sustained during the escape. Mr. and Mrs. Riegelsberger were in Rochester, Minn., when their home was destroyed. The fire was fought by the Humboldt Volunteer Fire Department with aid from Rutland.—Independent Photo. Senior citizens' center getting close to existence Senior citizens of the Humboldt community are getting closer to establishing a "drop-in" center downtown, according to _Chris Roper, local VISTA volunteer and the Senior Citizens Services, Inc. board of directors. A meeting has been called by the board for next Friday, Feb. 1, at Moorhouse Fellowship Hall, United Methodist Church, to enlist the aid, interest, and advice, of the local senior citizens. The board urges those persons interested to attend and if rides are needed, phone 332-4462 and they will be provided. Ms. Roper and the board met with the Humboldt City Council, Monday evening, in a request for a $3,000 grant to rent space in the old Springvale Creamery building which is in the stages of remodeling. The council, on advice of City Attorney Harlyn A. Stoebe, has turned the matter over to the local park board for their recommendations on the matter. In his recommendation to the council, Stoebe advised the city fathers they had no authority to make the grant but it might be possible that such a center may fall under the realm of the park board. In the request, the board asked the council to underwrite a lease agreement for a three-year period for the center. According to Ms. Roper the center would be in the northwest part of the •' • H- i- . - . creamery buildihg now owned by Humboldt businessman Elaine Fox and would be leased for $150 per month. Provided in the "drop-in center" would be a multipurpose area, kitchen facilities, and public restrooms which all would be open on a daily interest. Also provided will be dispatcher's office for the senior citizens' bus. Ms. Roper has requested a $20,000 federal grant to get the bus system going. "It would be a place for our senior citizens to 'rest their weary feet, enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with friends, play a game of cards or Bingo," Ms. Roper said. Concerning next Friday's meeting she said, "The board wants to get the senior citizens to get involved in it and hopefully they will be able to take over the project and govern it themselves with only the board acting as an administration." The VISTA worker explained, "Now all we need is money. We have approached the council and have been referred to the park board. We are slated to take possession March 1, as soon as the major remodeling is done. We are going to need funds from various sources as well as the council to furnish, finish, and get the center off the ground." . Stressing the senior citizens' role in operating their center, she said, "Again, the board does not intend to run the place. We do intend to provide the senior citizens with a place, do all the legwork for it and get it opened. Then, they will take it and operate it as they see fit." She also indicated she is getting some financial support from some of the local businessmen. God takes to streets through Oak Hill bus Oak Hill Baptist Church, Humboldt, has purchased a 48-passenger church bus as a part of the 1974 Advance ministry from Iowa Body and Equipment Company, Albert City. The objectives of bus ministry are to "reach out to people of the community, to show children, young people and adults that the church has a personal interest in them," said Rev. Henry Nelson. And to make the local church as close as your street where the Church Bus will pick you up and provide transportation to a Bible-believing Church. The church is commissioned by the Lord to go out into flie streets and lanes of the city and out into the highways and byways to bring people to hear the Gospel." Oak Hill Baptist's bus ministry, the first such concept in town, will begin Sunday, Feb. 3. Pick-ups will be made in Humboldt and Dakota City to bring worshippers to Sunday Bible School at 9:15 a.m. The return trip will be following the 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service. There is no charge for busing and interested families are invited to call the church office any weekday morning at 332-1058. A bus route will be established on the basis of demand. Einar Hansen, Humboldt, will drive the vehicle and Denny Dyvig, Humboldt, will act as bus captain. Dyvig will conduct church-oriented activities en route to Oak Hill Baptist for the younger riders. "We're hoping to expand the bus ministry into two buses that could cover possibly a 10-mile radius," Nelson said. "That, of course, depends on interest and needs of the community." Hy-Vee recalls macaroni as precautionary measure Charlie Anderson, Humboldt Hy-Vee manager, reported to the INDEPENDENT Thursday his store has pulled Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinners off his shelves after finding serial numbers corresponding with those suspicioned of carrying salmonella bacteria. "As a precautionary measure, we have removed the item from our shelves," Anderson said. "Anyone who has bought the dinners may return them to us for the full refund." Anderson reported of a shipment of 48 packages, 32 have been sold to Humboldt consumers. The 16 left are now sitting on a shelf above the manager's desk. Of these 16, 14 have the serial number 10-6-74C and two have 9-39-74C. The packages suspected of possibly carrying the bacteria include those two series along with 9-26-74C, 9-29-74C, 10-6-74C, and 10-7- 74C. No other stores in Humboldt have reported having the suspect dinners. There have been no cases of salmonella poisoning reported from the product. Weather Date high low pre 20 21 22 23 24 32 29 27 29 28 26 22 7 9 14 .15 wind sun SE cldy W cldy NW cldy NW clear S clear Baptist Bible Bus

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