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r. ..«.„«„,», a»t»t<ft Prtuttag CAtttaay ajrf «fttet«d tlitt «*ttrt> fcfto On ArtTf MlMhsf 18? pwtat* pud it HttfflbftMt, tow* Sftlfc ROGER LJUEttAli,,. ....... ...... . . , ....... N>w* Editor • JOKiJMSlfN ........ Assistant Ne*s Editor 'r —•; ; 11 <«-" vt« ..... .......... "MARGARET LOCKE ...... ..... .,..,..,.... Advertise* DElM AR IWSMtOT . . . ........... . . ......... FtoenYah •ftfhte'Bgftt fafc**MftbA«i .................... «III»II BECKY SMITH, , ................................. Printer BEJ DeWlNTER. . . . .. ; . ........,.......: ....... Bookkeeper IVADELLE PATf ERSON. . . . ......... ... ____ Composition • BECKY VAUUt ............................. composition DIANE SMITH . ........................... composition MM HALSRUD , ..... ....... ..... .......... .eircVatkm SUBSCRIPTION RATES HUMBOLDT AND ADJOINING COUNTIES The Humboldt Republican, One Year ......... ..... , . ,$6.00 The Humboldt Independent, One year ...... . ......... $6.00 Both tor One Year. ... ............................. $7.00 ELSEWHERE IN IOWA , Republican or Independent, One Year ......... ....... $7.00 Both forOneYear ____ ............................. $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 ............ . $0~08 Notices, Minimum $1.00, Per Word .................... $0.06 It won't go away Most Americans probably agree with President Nixon that "one year of Watergate is enough," speaking in terms of the incessant pounding which made that issue dominate the headlines in 1973. The fact remains, however, that a series of criminal prosecutions in the courts and the impeachment resolutions before the House Judiciary Committee must be dealt with before Nixon and the American people can really put Watergate behind them. The real question is whether the final chapters in the Watergate affair will be written in an atmosphere of political confrontation or with a shared desire by the White House, Congress .and the courts to settle all the issues as quickly as possible. President Nixon's promise of cooperation with the impeachment investigation — carrying the qualification we would expect from his previous position on the constitutional statue of the presidency — appears not to be enough for the Judiciary Committee. While Nixon sees limits as to how much the separation of power can be breached, the committee sees no limits at all. Its vote to request full subpoena powers—to demand an appearance before the committee by the President himself if it so chooses — is not a signal of cooperation but a forewarning of a challenge. The House gajre to its Judiciary Committee sweeping subpoena powers by an overwhelming vote Wednesday. The Judiciary Committee must keep in mid it is not conducting a trial. It is conducting an investigation to determine whether there are grounds for the full House of Representatives to consider a bill of impeachment — an indictment — which would place Nixon on trial before the Senate. When you get right down tb it, self-rationing is the same as no rationing at all. We always ! find it disappointing when we get a letter with the words "enclosed find check" but find no check at all. {wonder how it would have all turned out if the Arabs had started an economic war before they had lost the shooting war. We haven't heard any stories about the driver who told the state trooper she was hurrying home before she ran out of gasoline. Quote: There are two classes of motorists today. One expects the government to solve the fuel crisis. The other is demanding that it also hold down the price. A lot of oil has been saved by eliminating the Slicked- down hair styles of a generation ago. Quote: We are willing to pay a merchant's fair price but we don't like for him to be constantly reminding us that he hasn't raised his prices in more than two months, as if that was some big favor. Many states will feel the decline of tourism because of the fuel shortage. And the worst thing is that since tourists are usually charged more than local residents, the economic impact will be all the more serious. Actions of a father frequently speak louder than words to his son.—Hopkins, Mo., Journal. Thousands of people are making their living off the fat of the land. They are the operators of the reducing salons. _ A G pod Samaritan act is not something that used to be on vaudeville! ' ' " '""' Most cars will not go to Fort Dodge and back on a dollar's worth of gas. Quote: The trend to bushier sideburns hastened the coming of peekaboo ears for men. rr~ r ~~T" .'.".. jT-tllcji.. i.' ~-^A^ffl^^^''i- Graduating farmers honored at Algeria NEWS OF THE STATE! By Don Manager Iowa Pre** Ai.oclaflon SPEED LIMITS The Iowa Legislature has reluctantly approved a bill setting the maximum speed limit on all roadways in the state at 55 mph effective March 1. The action was taken to bring Iowa into compliance with a federal mandate triggered by the energy crisis. Failure to act on the speed limit proposition by March 4 is supposed to result in loss of all federal highway funds, which in Iowa's case is about $65 million a year. A number of legislators accused the federal government of "blackmailing" or "blackjacking" states into adopting the new speed limits. Representatives William Hargrave, D-Iowa City, and Dennis Freeman, R-Storm Lake, were unsuccessful in their attempt to write into the bill a provision that when the 55 mph limit expires, it be replaced by a permanent 60 mph limit. After observing that the energy crisis will be with us for some time, Hargrave asked "are we serious about saving lives? Or are we serious about saving lives until June 30, 1975?" The pair of lawmakers argued that Iowa should not go back to "highway suicide speeds" of 70 and 75 -mph when the fuel crisis ends, but their amendment lost 64 to 28. The present speed limit on the interstate system for passenger cars in 75 daytime and 65 nighttime; 70 mph day and 60 mph night on other primary and paved secondary roads; and 60 day and 50 night on unpaved secondary roads. TURNER Attorney General Richard Turner jumped into the squabble over speed limits saying it is questionable whether Congress can "blackmail" the state into doing that which Congress itself cannot do directly. He cites the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which provides that "the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people." Thus, Turner said Congress cannot directly enact a federal law fixing a speed limit to operate within any state except upon federal real estate. The attorney general, in an opinion to State Representative Harold Fisher, said he thinks it's doubtful that Congress could withhold federal highway funds to which Iowa is otherwise entitled, soley upon the basis that the General Assembly refuses to enact a 55 mph limit or enacts instead a speed limit greater than 55 mph. "We stand ready to test the constitutionality of the Congressional act should the General Assembly hurl down its gauntlet and enact a speed limit of say, for example, 57 mph, as one indignant lowan suggested it ought to do." "Unfortunately, I do not believe we will have any issue, case, controversy or standing, to challenge federal withholding of highway funds on this flimsy basis if the bill in the Iowa Legislature is enacted and approved. Worse, still, when the , states all knuckle under to such blackmail their surrenders become precedents for ever greater federal incursions and judicial disregard of the Tenth Amendment. Such unchallenged abuses of power' have a way of feeding upon themselves," Turner stated. REPEAL The Iowa Senate by an overwhelming vote of 46 to 2 has approved a bill to repeal the three per cent sales tax on food and prescription drugs. But the bill may be in some trouble in the House where a groundswell of opinion appears to be building for an across-the-board cut in the sales tax to two and one-half Approximately 600 persons are expected to attend a Veterans' Farm Cooperative banquet scheduled to be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Commons of Algona High School. The dinner will honor 106 veterans who are graduating from the Farm Cooperative Program, a program that makes it possible for a veteran actively engaged in farming to attend college full time while still engaged in his agricultural employment. In attendance at the dinner meeting will be 260 veterans currently enrolled in the program, their wives, and invited guests. Speaker at the dinner will be Dr. Donald 0. Clifton, Lincoln,.Neb. Dr. Clifton is a former professor of educational psychology at the University of Nebraska, was co-founder and associate director of the Nebraska Human Resources Research Foundation at the University . of Nebraska, and is a former vice-president and director Of Kings Food Host, national restaurant chain. A licensed psychologist in the State of Nebraska, Dr. Clifton is currently president of Selection Research, Inc., and Subsidiaries, Lincoln. The subsidiaries include Friendship Villas of America, Inc., a chain of nursing homes; Community Response, Inc., opinion poll and market research service; Talent Center, Inc., a bank of sales and management talent; and SRI Development Corporation. Selection Research is a nationwide organization with offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Omaha, Lincoln, and Denver. Dr. Clifton will also speak at the formal graduation exercises that will follow the dinner, at 8 p.m. in the Algona High School gymnasium. Receiving degrees, diplomas, and certificates at the winter graduation are the following area persons: Marvin Origer, Bode; Marcia Fisher, Dennis Shipler, Gilmore City; James Banwart, Cletus Chicoine, Cloyce Gress, Ottosen; Edward Grimm, Ottosen; and Donald Bormann, Livermore. Outstanding educator award to L. Jensen Lawrence Jensen, son of Mrs. Ella Jensen and the late per cent. One problem, though, is that taking the sales tax off of food and drugs would result in the loss in state revenue of about $31 million a year, while the proposal to reduce the sales tax to two and one-half per cent would take about $46 million. Also, Governor Robert Ray has announced that he will fight the two and one-half per cent sales tax proposition because he believes it would result in confusion and because he thinks taking the tax off of food and drugs is a much better approach. Although he did not vote on the bill because he is a grocer, Sen. Norman Rodgers, D- Adel, opposed the bill to repeal the tax on food contending the state surplus should be returned to lowans in other ways, such as a $12 per person annual credit on the income tax. Repealing the tax on food is expected to save the average lowan $9 per year. ADC Rep. Charles Grassley, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has been questioning the need for a $2.5 million increase in Aid to Dependent Children as suggested in Governor Ray's supplemental budget. The governor suggested this amount to underwrite a cost- of-living increase to ADC recipients. Grassley emphasized that he hasirt-questioned the need for a cost-of-living increase for ADC recipients; in fact, he says he endorses that. Simply put, Grassley feels enough money already has been appropriated to cover the increase to ADC recipients. State Social Services Commissioner Kevin Burns agrees and plans to withdraw the request for the $2.5 million supplemental increase. GAS TAX The Senate Ways and Means Committee has approved a bill which would require lowans to take a credit against their state income tax liability for gasoline refunds rather than filing routinely for such refunds as they presently do. The state allows a refund on the seven cent a gallon state gasoline tax when the fuel is used for non-highway purposes. LAKE LASSIES The Lake Lassies met for their first meeting of the year in City Hall, Gilmore City, Jan. 19. Presentations and demonstrations were given on different ways to tie knots, the blind stitch, how to sew on snaps, how to make an easy belt, care and cleaning of accessories and clothes and accessories, They were given by Linda Hutchinson and Joni Wiseman, Peggy Wiseman and Mary Pat Dunn. Ten members, one leader and three guests were present. New business was discussion of the educational presentations in March and to buy a ticket for our leader, Mrs. Darrel Wiseman, which will cost $2.50. Mary Pat Dunn led the Pledges and Susan Rapp led recreation. WACOUSTA DO-R-BEST Wacousta Do-R-Best 4-H Club met Feb. 2 at the home of Teresa Jacobson with 15 members, two leaders and five guests present. Juanita Anliker was special guest speaker on how to crochet necklaces. Every girl learned how. Lunch was served by Teresa and her mother. The next meeting will be held March 2 at the home of Deb Jones. SENIOR 4 H'ERS LOOK TO RETREAT Senior 4-H members are planning for a four-county retreat on Feb. 16 and 17 at the State 4 H Camp near Madrid. Counties participating include, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Bremer, and Chickasaw according to Barb Vogt, Extension 4-H and Youth Leader. Activities planned include a special afternoon session on "Creativity." The evening schedule includes an Iowa State University Campus 4-H Sing Out performance, and a program on recreation by Iowa State University students. Mealtime will be courtesy of well known Humboldt County Chef, Homer Eastman, Gilmore City. Counselors will include Ms. Mary Jo Thompson, Pocahontas; Randy Martin, Goldfield; Ms. Louise Hauck, Humboldt; Mr. Eastman, and Ms. Vogt. Registrations will be accepted until Tuesday, Feb. 12. Fred Jensen, was honored at the annual New Hampton Jaycees Awards Banquet recently as the outstanding educator. He teaches chemistry, physics, electricity and electronics in New Hampton Community High School. He went to New Hampton six years ago after receiving his masters degree in chemistry at University of Northern Iowa. His community activities include working with Cub Scouts, and having served as Cubmaster. He teaches an adult class in United Methodist Church where he is also chairman of family ministries and a member of the council of ministries of the Administrative Board. He has also served as chairman of the finance committee and lay leader of his church. Church Notes ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Robert Snyder, Pastor Humboldt, Iowa Sunday, Feb. 10: 8:45 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class; 10 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. Fellowship Club - Potluck Lunch. Monday, Feb. 11: 7 p.m. Board of Education; 7:30 p.m. Sunday School Teachers Meeting. Tuesday, Feb. 12: 7 p.m. Volleyball - Womens Game; 8:30 p.m. Volleyball - Men's Game. Wednesday, Feb. 13: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study; 7:30 p.m. Ladies Aid. Thursday, Feb. 14: 7 p.m. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice. OUR SAVIOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH Paul A. Otto, Pastor G. D. A. Engelhardt, Pastor Humboldt, Iowa Sunday, Feb. 10: 8 a.m. Worship; 9 a.m. Coffee Hour; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, Confirmation and Adults; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 3 p.m. OSY Sliding Party; meet at the church. Monday, Feb. 11: 6:30 p.m. ALCM light supper and program on future of Iowa. Tuesday, Feb. 12: 7 p.m. Women's Volleyball, Jr. High Gym; 7:30 p.m. Circle Lesson Leaders; 8 p.m. Men's Volleyball, Jr. High Gym. Thursday, Feb. 14: 6:45 p.m. Children's, Junior and High School Choirs; 7:30 p.m., Seventh and Eighth Confirmation Instruction; 7:30 p.m. ' Senior Choir. l and Informal p.m. Adult Study. ZfON LUTHERAN CHURCH Robert Snydef, Pastor Sunday, Peb, ids 8:45 k m < Sunday School aftd fllbli 1 CMS! 10 a»m. Mofntof Worship} 7 pM. Fellowship Club. Monday, ftb, n- ? p, m , foafd of Educattem tiSOp.m, Sunday School Teachers' Meeting. Wednesday, Feb f 13i 9i30 a.m. Bible Study! t p.m. Volleyball Game * Womens 7i30 p.m. Ladles, Aid; 8:30 p.m. Volleyball Game . Men. CHURCH NOTES Robert E.PIndell, Pastor Renwick, low* Sunday, Feb. 10: 9 a.m., Worship Service; 10:06 a.m., Sunday Church School. Wednesday, Feb. 12: 2 p.m., Lake ALCW General Meeting, Undercroft (church parlors) Joan Packard and Arda Oppedahl, hostesses. Thursday, Feb. 14: 4:80 p.m., Confirmation Classes 7 and 8 Parish House; 7:30 p.m., "Lutheran Liturgy" Adult Parish Education Class, Parish House. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Dr. R. D. Kitterman, Minister Rev. S. H. Hammer, Minister of Visitation Humboldt, Iowa , Sunday, Feb. 10: 8:30 a.m. and 10:46 a.m. Morning Worship Services with the message of the morning by Dr. R. D. Kitterman; 9:40 a.m. Church School; 10 a.m. Radio Ministry sponsored by Mrs. Henry Hope. TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH Marlin Ingebretson, Pastor Hardy, Iowa Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 10:40 a.m. Sunday School; 5:30 p.m. Joint meeting of Junior and Senior Leagues with family potluck supper. All interested are invited. Special guests will be Mr. and Mrs. Bill Basinger and family. Devotions: Marlin 'Fischer. All Advisors, ' Tuesday: 2 p.m. The Naomi Circle meets with hostess Mrs. Evelyn Johnson. Bible Study leader is Mrs. Marlin Ingebretson. Worship Offering by Mrs. Neva Mandsager; 7:30 p.m. The Ruth Circle meets with hostess Mrs. Margery Tarbill. Bible Study leader is Mrs. Betty Amosson. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH NOTES Robert E. PindeU, Pastor Renwick, Iowa Sunday, Feb." 10: 9:15 a.m., Sunday Church School; 10:30 a.m., Worship Service. Tuesday, Feb. 12: 8 p.m., Church Council meets at Parish House. Wednesday, Feb. 13: 2 p.m., Martha Circle meets at Mrs. Maurice Nissens home; 2 p.m., Hannah Circle meets at Mrs. Dean James home. Thursday, Feb. 14: 4:30 p.m., Confirmation class meets at Parish House; 7:30 p.m. "Lutheran Liturgy" Adult Christian Parish Education Class; 8:30 p.m., Ruth Circle meets with Mrs' Vernon Kamp at her home. ' Defln(ti0ft1 ( TT vuBverar t,» i an asidtfatlon 61 industrialists, business ffrfhs etc, foe establishing' a,,,national of Interflatiofial fftonopdly by price fixing, > Iwrtefship of, controlling stock etc. See, also-, . Monopoly." Cartels are enterprises expanded (8 sueh levels that they deny free enterprise to othefs. History Irtclu'deS Mafty such cased and our U.S. history includes some classic examples, .that' (s why the 'Sherman Anti-Trust law was passed, Still law of the land/it has been reduced to Cobwebbed obscurity and a petty cash budget — and now we, and many nations, Squirm under a "crisis" that is contrived, and a long-range emergency that is real. A cartel is not respectful of national interests. It knows no loyalty but profit/Profit is not bad. Within reason it is the reward for talent, Ingenuity, effort. It is excessive profit rich in avarice and insensitive to the best interests of people dedicated to free enterprise, that requires free people to discipline cartels, run-a-way self interest. Hear this: "An Associated Press study indicates that the nation's 20 largest oil companies control 95 per cent of the country's known oil reserves and have major holdings in all known alternative fuels. The study says the same companies own: 1-More than 70 per cent of the domestic natural gas supply. 2-Between 30 and 60 per cent of the nation's coal reserves. 3-More than 50 per cent of the uranium supply required for nuclear power generating plants. 4-Nearly all of the oil shale lands currently under private ownership." (The U.S. government owns most of the rich oil-shale acreage and is currently in process of selling it to high bidders — Big Oil.) Of the Big Oil'20-18 hold interest in oil shale land, 14 have interests in uranium, and 11 have major invest- ML fivfe /e&tegdi leifHil, \ uraniam* ceai and oil sn r tf tffi ni Te*aco,|Plf, ifie Big 20 had investments big money in less than thn energy sources My' pbfntl Sir'OH,'" premeditation is well onjtl way to Big Energy, 4 cartel So •powerful that ifttn Shap«4h« policy of many nations, even our own. :,- . • ,;.y . Over 200 million people still own the power to discipline all three branches of government and to thumb their noses at a cartel, as long as the individual, is capable of personal conscience and it is magnified .by 200 million. Are you putting your conscience, on the line, during this period of testing? Your answer is important! •-.;(. :'.-., ••• "Without people to instruct and operate it, the computer is useless . . . it's been said that man is incredibly brilliant but unbelievable slow, while the computer is incredibly stupid but unbelievably fast." —James Dodge. Grow a garden, large or small, this year! It will fight inflation, enrich your family cuisine, improve your health, save you money. It will spark elemental self-sufficiency, be a source of pride, and cost you little. Why not a bit of resourcefulness from we prairie dwellers, blessed with a generous portion of the world's richest land, before we complain about the price of the stuff, if it is "stuff" we could grow for ourselves on a carpet sized plot, — lettuce, onions, carrots, fleas, beans, turnips, rutabagas, tomatoes, cabbage, melons, squash —. this sort of thing. These are so easy to grow once Spring win's the annual contest with winter. i, .vi •. . i'l.'t^; ,. i 1 >Ot • * > " . Good advicol Grow at'least a small vegetable garden.this year. I'll predict.that you will be glad you did. Even .if skeptical, consider it. Iowa Central names area honor students A grade report from the University of Iowa for the first semester of 1973-74 indicates that students who transfer from Iowa Central Community College do extremely well at the University. Over 150 students are enrolled at the University of Iowa who attended Iowa Gilmore City Mrs. Mike Brown, Mrs. Earl Nielsen and Mrs. Merlin Himrod spent Friday in Sioux City. Counselor forsees busy visitor week Five area colleges will send their representatives to our school the week of Feb. 10-16. Counselor Dave Havlik foresees, "a busy week with many visitors." Starting Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Bob Toth of Buena Vista College, will visit our school. Wednesday, considered "a big day" by Havlik, will include Morningside's Fred Erbes at 10:30 a.m., Tom Desk of Simpson College at 11 a.m., and Wartburg College's representative, Paul Aasen. David Pedersen, visitor from Waldorf College, will be here Thursday, Feb. 14, Havlik added. Students are urged to sign the appropriate sheets in the "Career Information Center" to make appointments with these representatives. Court Record Bode 13978-0174 Lee Burris vs. Duane V. Smith and Joyce E. Smith on a promissory note. Petition dated Jan. 30. 13970-0274 Nancy J. Johnson vs. Dana Daggy on damages. Petition dated Feb. 4. Mrs. Pearl Barber returned home Friday evening after attending the funeral of her brother, Louis L. Lawman, 67, at Estherville. He was buried in Emmetsburg. Mr. and Mrs. Art Jenson left Friday, Feb. 2, for Great Falls, Mont., to visit their son, Pastor and Mrs. James Jenson and three children in their new home. Central. The grade point average for these students from Iowa Central was 2.80. These same students earned a 2.69 grade point average for the first semester at the University of Iowa./This represents a grade point drop of only .11. The grade point drop for all transfer students from two-year colleges, who also transferred with a 2.80 grade point average, was .3. This indicates that Iowa Central students have achieved at a higher level than the average two-year college transfer student at the University of Iowa. This information indicates that the so called "transfer shock" is significantly less for students who have attended Iowa Central than it is for students who have attended other two-year colleges. , Iowa Central Community College (Area V) announced today that 293 students were named to the First Semester Honor Roll. To qualify for the honor roll, students must be enrolled in a full-time program and achieve a grade .joint average of 3.25. Iowa Central Community College is one of Iowa's 15 area community colleges with campus centers at Eagle* Grove, Fort Dodge and Webster City. 5 Area students are: GILMORE CITY-Dave J, Dunn, Tom C. . Fredin, Lowell R. Johnson, and Pamela S. Peters. GOLDFIELD-Viola Eekhoff and Kathleen Ganzeveld, HARDY-Paul C. Ander^ son and Sharon K. Schipull. HUMBOLDT-Kevin J, Brownfield, Diane L. Foster, Blythe A. Molitor, Jane M, Olson, Pamela J. Traw and. Scott H. Walters. - LIVERMORE-rGreg p u h r : mann, Pamela Halsrud and Jane Wilson. LU VERNE-Debbie J, Hefty. RENWICK-Linda C. MilU, THOR-Mary J. Hovujnd, Steve L. Janssen, Thomw G. Olson and Diane Vorrie.

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