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Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, February 23, 1974
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^^ PobU.hed etek Saturday it SD Swanw AWime, ftmtMtdt, fowl, »m by the HttBboMt Printing Cwnptty uid e«t«fetf tt wtend tlui ftttttf ander th« ArtTf Ma«h 3,1879.9*w«d ttasi portage ptkl it HttMfeMt, tow* SOWS. CHASE MjLAl)<3HLIN...........Editor And Pubiiihef ttOGER LtNEffAN , ,. .News Edfto? JANE JOKGENSEN ............. Assistant New* mt*t DONNA BEA80N .Advertising 1 Ms rtSge* MARGARET LOCKE .Advertising DEIMAR D»SMIDT Foreman BECKY SMITH pf Inter Dfit tfcWlOTEfc : ...;.,-, .Bookkeeper IVADELLE PAfTfiltSON .-.. .CompoSon VAlJttt. ; ,;. .CompoMlon SMITH .....;;.. .Cempomiibn HALSRUD ;., •. Circulation Just tto Top One, Please If Cfoii SUBSCRIPTION RATES HUMBOLDT 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 $L47 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 A helpless feeling News from the inflation battlefront gives consumers a helpless feeling. Whole-sale prices took a 3.5 per cent jump in January, the steepest monthly rise in 27 years. The Agriculture Department is warning that food prices may increase by another 12 to 16 per cent this year, on top of last year's 16 per cent rise. Fuel prices already are about twice as high as a year ago, and may go higher. The helpless feeling comes from the fact there is no miracle weapon against these price gyrations. Time and tight budgeting seem to be the only practical responses. Grain crops and fattening of livestock move at nature's pace, putting off until late this year the prospect of lower meat prices. There, seems to be no chance of leveling off in fuel prices until our needs for energy fall into reasonable balance with available petroleum supplies. The theory that is being followed is that it is always darkest before the dawn, and shortages always trigger increased production in a free market system. On this basis, keeping the marketplace as free of controls as possible is the trademark of current government policy no matter how great the outcry for immediate "relief from thejmpact of inflation. The j kind of re\IeT controls haSte brought us in the past hVsT 'actually helped create - 4bme,of th* conditions now driving prices up. But it is hard to explain why there is such a shortage on the legitimate market while the material needed by industry is so readily available on the black market at a price. A return to the good old days would mean that bananas would be sold by the dozen instead of by the pound. Quote: The only way io eliminate crime te to legalize it and then tax it to death. Quote: Some of us can remember when we were promised times would be so good there would be two chickens in every pot. In the years since then we have come to expect two cars in every garage. And now we are hoping for two gallons of gasoline in every car. The U.S. Constitution provides Tor the impeachment of a President by the House of Representatives and trial of any such impeachment by the Senate. It says clearly that removal from office by such a process does not exempt a convicted President from later trial in the courts for his crimes. Clearly the place to go about all investigation and possible processing of a removal from office is in the House of Representatives, which already delegated responsibility to its Judiciary Committee. There is no legal basis for the proving of the Ervin Committee of the Senate into possible grounds of any impeachment, since the Senate would sit as a trial court if one were preferred by the House. UteWii^ •&&& tf" ^ i) W& wMvutjr F*Ur »4* O Sflnil Worship; 6 a.m., 6«ff*f te 9:15 iJh*, StiMiy', J«toJ6li I6i90 a,ffi,, W6f ihlp; 7 p.fft»«; Aduft Sttfdy, Monday* Pet). 28s t p;ffl.» Annual cotittcfl " ,, Cecerdia College Band St. Paul, Minn., at dift Zioti NEWS OF THE STATE! By Don Rtid Manager Iowa Pra«i Association RAY Reporters covering Governor Robert Ray received a surprise when they attended one of ' his daily news conferences — an announcement that he was seeking another term as governor. Usually when candidates announce for a state-wide office, there is a lot of hoopla that goes along with the announcement. Not so with Ray, he simply issued a statement saying that he would seek another term as governor. This will be the first time in recent history that Iowa will elect a governor to a four year term and if elected it means that Ray will serve 10 years as the state's chief executive, longer than any other governor. D.O.T. In the last couple of years •there lias been a movement across the country for the states to establish a department of transportation. The idea is to set up a department that will encompass all modes of transportation. While many states have gone this route, the proposal has not been warmly received by some Iowa legislators. Although Governor Robert Ray has long recommended creation of such an agency, it has just been approved by the Senate and sent to the Douse where it's future is unknown. Last year a similar bill got bogged down on the House floor and was re-referred to committee. As approved by the Senate, 36 to 14, the bill would establish a Department of Transportation on July 1 under a seven member board and a director. It would absorb the highway commission, aeronautics commission, reciprocity board and certain divisions of the commerce commission and department of public safety a year later. A major change in the bill from the way it was Introduced came with the adoptior of an amendment by Sen. Clifton Lamborn, R- Maquoketa, to set up a separate urban and secondary road sub-division under the highway division and to provide for sub-divisions for airport facilities and river and port facilities under a public transportaton division. Something rather unusual happened while the bill was being debated in the Senate — Attorney General Richard C. Turner was ejected from the Senate floor for lobbying the bill. And while Republicans handling the bill called the measure a giant step forward, some Democrats were critical of the bill because, they claimed, it didn't go far enough. Senator William Gluba, D-Davenport, labeled it a "paper tiger." SPENDING During the first week of the session, Governor Ray presented the lawmakers with his supplemental budget. State tax receipts were running ahead of expectations and a surplus of over $150 million was predicted at-the end of the biennium, July 1, 1975. This revelation has set the stage for some hard in-fighting between the political parties. Gov. Ray proposed eliminating the three per cent sales tax on food and prescription drugs; it would mean an annual loss of about $81 million in state revenue. The Democrats claimed Ray borrowed the idea from them. Nonetheless, the Senate went along with Ray's proposal to exempt food and drugs from In an impeachment, the prosecutor of the case when it comes before the Senate is known as the Manager for the House of Representatives. He is not a Special Prosecutor, and he is obviously not appointed by the President or the Attorney General. It would violate some basic legal concepts for the executive to nam? his own man to make the legal case for his own removal {torn office. Yet Washington newsmen and others who-ought to know better berate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski if he does not seem intent on that job. The prosecution of law violators within the President's official family is Jaworski's job. Impeachment is another and totally distinct matter. the sales tax. But in the House it was a different story. There was a strong move for reducing the sales tax across the board to two and one-half per cent, but it failed. However, a coalition of Republicans and Democrats was successful in attaching an amendment to exempt home heating fuels. It was argued that with the sudden price increase in heating fuels, .exempting them from the sales tax would be a welcome relief, particularly for the poor and elderly. Rep. Donald Avenson, D-Oelwein, who offered the amendment, estimated the state would lose anywhere from $7 to $12 million a year by exempting home heating fuels from the sales tax. Republican leaders claimed the plan was "unmanageable." RAY Gov. Ray has questioned the wisdom of exempting home heating fuels, mainly from the standpoint of the dent it would make on the state treasury. Ray said legislators who want to exempt home heating fuels from the sales tax "are looking right down the barrel of the gun that shoots higher taxes." "I don't know where they think the money is coming from," exclaimed the governor. If some of .these programs go through, the Legislature would have to come back next year and raise taxes, Ray said. In addition to recommending the sales tax repeal on food and prescription drugs, the governor has also suggested $103 million in new spending, more than half of which would go for nonrecurring expenses. Ray conceded that there might be some additional revenues as a result of economic growth, but said the problem is compounded because the Legislature is on its way to approving some other costly pieces of legislation, besides the fuel tax exemption, that he did not recommend in his supplemen- Bob Dyla Liitheran Church; 7 p.m.; Church League -- Women's Volleyball, Junior High Gym; 6 p.m., Church League • Men's Volleyball, Junior High Gym, Wednesday, Feb. 2?i 12 noon, Lenten Meditations and Luncheon at Morehouse Hall, Methodist Church, Msgr. J. E. Tolan, speaker; 2 p.m., Sixty Club. Thursday, Feb. 28:9 a.m. to 8 p.ffi,, ALOW Sewing Bay: potluck dinner at noon; 6:46 p.m., Children's, Junior and High School Choirs: 7:30 p.m., Seventh and Eighth Confirmation Instruction; 7:90 p.m., Senior Choir, Sunday, March 3: 8 a.m., Worship with Holy Communion! Contemporary Service; \ & a.m., Coffee Hour; §: 16 a.m., Sunday School, Confirmation and Adults; 9:16 < a.m., Worship and Music Committee; 10:30 a.m.. Worship with Holy Communion; Traditional Service; 6 p.m., Study of Welcome to the Lord's Table" for Fifth Graders; 7 p.m., Adult Study, "The Future of the Great Planet Earth/' Editors Note: Mary Locke, just back from her studies in France, attended one of the sell-out return concerts of writer-musician Bob Dylan, earlier this month. Now working in New Jersey, she sent back the following report of Dylan's Ann Arbor, Mich., concert. By FRANCIS TONER Bob Dylan and the Band appeared at Crlsler Arena, Ann Arbor, Mich., on one of the stops of his first concert tour in several years. Dylan entered the stage with the back-up Band and received a standing ovation from the enthusiastic crowd of 14,500 Dylan fans. ,. * As in any major concert there were ticket scalping operations in the Ann Arbor area before the Feb. 2 concert After the show promoter Bill Graham came on stage and requested information from the concert-goers which could help clear up the_ticket scalping. Using the standard opening and closing number of the nation-wide tour, Dylan began with "Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)." Following thatJDyJan and the Band swung into a fast version of "La'f La&LaP wlfch lacked the usual tenderness though lost none of$he,pre. ; "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" was sung from the heart and the Band, with individual instrumental as well as a group, m \u* u this SO " K one of tl l e most beaut «ful of the evening. With the audience providing a hand-clap beat, Dylan took an Elvis stance on "Rainy Day Women #12 and 35." Leaning into the mike, his voice raw and rough, the musician belted out this audience favorite. Conveying a different message, "It Ain't Me, Babe" was another foot stomper, well-done and well-received. Dylan moved from his familiar guitar to piano for "Ballad of a Thin Man" with the Band contributing fine organ accompaniement. At one point, Dylan stood up pounding out the song, and the audience responded to his enthusiasm. Dylan left the stage to thunderous applause and the Band began its set with "Stage Fright." A flood or golden light caressed Robbie Robertson through his vocal solo. The lighting throughout the concert was excellent, changing moods and highlighting soloists, yet blending over the stage to create an outstanding total effect. Following the Band's set, Dylan returned for "All Along the Watchtower" done differently from previous arrangements and including some beautiful interpretive guitar work. "Ballad of Hollis Brown," although done with electric rather than acoustical accompaniement, struck close to the original and "Knockin 1 on Heaven's Door," from the recent Pat Garret-Billy the Kid film closed the first half. Dylan left the stage with "Be right back" as the audience applauded wildly. The iron-town Minnesota native returned alone with his acoustacal guitar and harmonica for the next set. Reminiscent of his early concerts years ago Dylan appears umimposing, short of stature, black suit and quiet manner. When he sings he shows his power and depth. His songs in this set were of the early Dylan yet none have lost their 'relevance. "The Times They Are A'Changin'," one of his earliest was followed by "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" featuring an excellent harmonica solo. Changing the tune for "Gates of Eden" and singing dramatically using paced phrasing, Dylan created a calming effect for Just Like A Woman" which he sang with softened and conveyed emotion. "It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" was done clearly and fast-paced with a different melody. The audience gave him a long, standing ovation in obvious enjoyment of the "folksy" original Dylan set. The Band got it together for three songs before Dylan rejoined it for "Forever Young" which he sang gently, like a father to his children. Dylan seemed relaxed and enjoying himself as he finished with "Highway 61 Revisited" before he and his musicians left the stage. Hundreds of matches were lighted in the darkness and after his third thunderous ovation Bob Dylan reappeared. When the Band struck up the familiar opening chords of Like a Rolling Stone" a number of his devotees worked their way to the stage. Over 125 people were gathered there and everyone in the house stood and clapped along with the Dylan standard. He closed with the opening number "Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)" which seemed to be the message he wanted to convey not only to the audience but to everyone. Formerly Robert Zimmerman of Hibbing, Minn., Dylan has been reserved, reclusive, fighting the "idol" image, not wanting to live up to anyone's expectations but his own. Dylan gained his fame from writing songs that have touched, and sometimes ripped, the hearts of millions A very satisfying musical experience was created that night by Bob Dylan-the writer, the artist, the man.-Mary Locke. tal budget. One of those items is a bill to change the state inheritance tax exemptions; the bill sailed through the House by a vote of 87 to 6. It would cost the state about $4.9 million a year in lost revenue. The measure doubles and exemption levels that were enacted in 1931. An amendment was also attached that provides that not more than half of the property owned jointly by a Harboring thoughts of Spring, I have been browsing through the seed catalogs. I am always impressed by the variety of seeds and plants available. Vegetables, fruits, and flowers with many improved or hybrid types fill the pages, with colorful illustrations and exciting promises of reward for the gardener. If you can, grow a garden this year - good for your health and good for your budget! 1 enjoy; fresh parsley and, usually grow it in a garden, flower bed, someplace. Often, as the first frost threatened I would dig a few parsley plants, pot them and seek to make them grow indoors for winter use. Sometimes the results were not entirely husband and wife would be subject to inheritance taxes when one spouse dies. The Iowa Women's Political Caucus contends the present law discriminates against women because a surviving widow must prove she made a financial contribution to the estate to avoid paying taxes on the entire amount she inherits. Under the bill approved by the House, a spouse could inherit $80,000 without paying state inheritance taxes compared to the present exemption of $40,000. Although Ray did not seek a change in the inheritance tax laws, the governor said he could "accept" this proposal providing there is sufficient money in the state treasury. He, too, feels that the present exemption rates need to be up-dated. BUILDINGS The House has approved two major appropriation bills, one to appropriate $7.8 million for a new agriculture building, the second to appropriate an additional $7.5 million for a new state office building. The 1973 Legislature voted to spend $5 million for a new state office building, but with the bulge in the state surplus, representatives decided to go a step further and have a bigger state office building. With the completion of these two buildings, sponsors say all of the state agencies would be located on the capitol complex with the exception of the Iowa Development Commission which would remain in its downtown offices. Rep. John Patchett, D- North Liberty, was unsuccessful in trying to get the lower chamber to adopt an amendment which would limit space in the capitol to the governor, supreme court and general assembly. But the vote was close. The House found itself in a spirited debate over whether to name the agriculture building after former Vice President Henry A. Wallace. An amendment offered by Rep. Arthur Small, D-Iowa City, lost on a tie vote, 47-47. satisfactory. It took a long time for the plants to survive transplanting. Last August I started a different approach to this matter. I selected a ceramic pot, long and slender enough to fit a window sill. In the bottom of the pot a few pieces of charcoal were placed. On top of that some good potting soil was placed. Then the parsley seed was placed. The seed germinates slowly, but in due time the young plants appeared. These were njfc lured outdoors, Deposed ,Wj rain , and^ sun' until^frdafc threatened. Then the potfull of vigorous potted plants was brought inside. They have provided tangy greens for salads and garnish ever since. This proved to be a much better solution than transplanting mature plants. While on the subject of growing garden things and if your grow carrots, try planting the seed in the fall just before frost for very early carrots the following spring. They come up early and get a good fresh start before the weeds can catch up. This adds to early carrots and less weeding. I am more for laws, with teeth, that effect decent living conditions in Iowa and elsewhere for migrant workers, than. I am for social welfare legalized fat for those of our own who can work but won't, and don't. According to Iowa's State Department of Health, "All indications suggest that striped skunks serve as the principal reservoir of rabies in Iowa. Since skunks have sharp teeth and are known to be capable of shedding rabies virus in their saliva for as long as 18 days before death, they are effective transmitters of the disease." A total of 214 cases of rabies in animals was reported in Iowa in 1973. Of this number 121 were skunks. Other cases included cattle, 60; cats, 18; horses, 6; dogs, 3; bats, 3; foxes, sheep and pigs, 1 each. Iowa law requires that dogs be vaccinated at 6 months of age. The Department suggests vaccination at an earlier age with a booster at 6 months and 1 year. Rabies is a dread disease. If bitten by an animal, consult a doctor at once. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Rev. Robert Snyder Humboldt, Iowa Sunday, Feb. 24: 8:45 a.m., Sunday School; 10 a.m., Morning Worship. Monday, Feb. 25: 7:30 p.m., Adult Information Clan. Tuesday, Feb. 26: 7 p.m. Lenten Service jointly with Our Saviour Church - Concordia College Band of St. Paul Minnesota will be taking part in the servfce, Wednesday, Feb. 27: 9:30 a.m., Bible Study. jdhhtfbffia Which will affect Bldft 61 ifoi™, ..-Jth« passage in'the Senate of tnt.JJduttt ^.OT.O.V.J Blffi We appropriated 3«2 million to bnflftorefs a« &m to/put fftipet on existing'towers so AH ot the people» Iowa caftjet erhicAtion T.V. 1 offered an amendment along wif Se-«a$f Rfley$Htf§en«t»* McCartney fof S« AfldffloB f 6W M ttf build transistor* in areas where the towers will not give | ftm&KitvttL - ,',' , *,.„.,<, an! additional half million dollars mole thin tta G6Vif?i«r]hBd>flBO*6d but 1 felt we should supply I,B,B,N, to all the people of Iowa and the television personnel said this would, This amendment passed and awthe bill 10 all of Iowa should sdon have the advantages of educational television. This week t handled the bill to allow veterinarian students to W6rk with otif total vets in A summer program, f believe thMs a;good bill at it Will, allow Our future vets to get some go6d pr'actieal experience. The so-called long truck bill fof bof&r cities passed the Sfenate this week, I feel it i* aneonstltutioifcl as well as unfair to the rest of the state. Again, 1 feel we mAt treat all of the citizens of fowa alike, t feel if it is permitted in one place in Jowa, it should be the same for everyone, £ We gave the Governor emergency powers in case of In energy crisis to acquire fuel supplies for distribution. The oly pr6biems I had tfith this billisthefact that I felt the GovwHfo should tell thl amount of fuel that he has contracted for but the Republican leadership resisted this very strenuously, r •'< With the problem on the federal level of notf wanting 4o .disclose information; I felt we should at least keep our people informed as to what is going on at the state level but this amendment unfortunately was defeated. '' v I still believe the Governor will want to divulge how nWch fuel is state owned. ; We have had a few Senators absent due to sickness bat for the most part the attendance has been pretty good at the sessions. • The Cattlemen's Association held their convention in Des Moines this Week and several people from my ttrea were'in attendance. A delegation from Farm Bureau was in Des Moines also this week. • Tournament tinle is getting closer and I am very proud of the Buffalo Center boys who are rated No. 1 in their district. Graettinger . ( tt also ranked well In the state. -The- AlgOna wrestling team is ranked also. I hope all the teams in my area do well fn their various tournaments. I am proud of all of thftse fine young .people. They are a credit to their various communities, .r attended Ralph Nader's meeting when he was in tie. hi fc * JT ainl ?uf *?' Us somethin S to think about when he discussed the possible leakage of Plutonium 239 into the atmosphere; He stated that 10 Ibs. of this material equally peopt"of" th 0 e Ve world. WOrld ""** '™ e ""* <"*" ta "" " * It looks now as if the studded snow tire bill is dead for this session so you will be able to use your tires again next winter. nen.j Mayne Reports by Congressman Wiley Mayne Oni Thfirsdajrr,mi|ged%ith several othencoift&sl from farm* states fn calling on Key federal Mc'tafi for! more information and action on the fertilizer shortage.* We met with John Dunlop, Director of the Cost of Living Council; John Tabor, Under Secretary of Commerce; and Nick Smith, the Agriculture Department's co-ordinator of all energy matters. When Dunlop reported he has obtained assurances from manufacturers they will not raise prices further before July 1,1 protested the very uneven prices being charged Iowa farmers at the wholesale and retail level, t told him of complaints of a Minneapolis broker charging as much as $300 for nitrogen fertilizer which cost $78 a year ago, with dealers' prices varying widely throughout the Sixth Congressional District. Dunlop responded his assurances were from manufacturers only, but he agreed to investigate actual cases of what appear to be unjustified price hikes at any level reported to me by constituents. He also warned against panic buying and emphasized that farmers should check with other dealers in an area when confronted with an exorbitant price. Most dealers are responsible and charging reasonable mark-ups over their own increased cost but some are taking an unfair advantage. Dunlop and Tabor suggested comparative shopping and checking to identify the price gougers and bring their prices down. This would also discourage brokers reported to be holding back supplies waiting for higher prices. Dunlop pulled no punches and stated there is no way fully to meet greatly increased demand for nitrogen fertilizer this year. He said the producers are not under controls and are operating "flat out" at full capacity. They will not be able to produce more fertilizer even if the price continues to rise. The reason is the industry has many old inefficient plants after operating a decade at low profit levels. Prices were low because farmers simply could not afford to pay more to fertilize dollar corn and three dollar beans. Now suddenly everyone wants to buy more fertilizer which la desperately needed to meet the goal of putting an additional 16'/2 million acres into cultivation this year. Fertilizer is sucked out of the pipeline as soon as it is put in. But you can't suddenly increase production very much with old equipment and it takes time to build new plants. The American Fertilizer Institute advises me nitrogen production is up only 2 per cent. There were no price controls of any kind on fertilizer to inhibit production of fertilizer until June 1973 when they were imposed at the insistence of Congress. Yet prices were low prior to June and eight plants closed in Texas alone since 1966. No one was building new plants. tn <£l J£n l ! right »t' 8ide> ° U , r exports of nitro 8«n «e down to 950,000 tons this year from 1.200,000 tons 'last year Urea exports will have decreased 36.8 per cent, and anhydrous ammonia exports 15 per cent during the year ending June 30 despite the export bulge when dooitto price controls were on from June through October. The trend is in the right direction but I demanded exports be indica™ m ° re dra8tiC8lly tha " the ab «ve P fig!!rS During the six months from June-December 1W8 there was a 35 per cent increase over the same'7? peHod of fertlUier tonnage sold and delivered to farmers in S XS» (i^lng Iowa). Much of this ha. i3S'bt{! applied whereas in previous years it had not even b«e? sold but wa. still in producers' Inventories. The FejeraJ Power CommUsion has freed up adequate natural «s supplies both for feed stocks and for actual fuel?o oSrltf fertilizer manu acturing plant, at present full capacity! But the Agriculture Department is nevertheless currently prediciting a 5 per cent shortage, with tfi figure subject to constant revision. f •

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