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Composition SUBSCRIPTION RATES HUMBOLDT AND ADJOINING COUNTIES ^heMufnboldt Republican, One Year .'$8.00 The Humboldt Independent, One year $6.00 :Both for One Year.., $7.00 ELSEWHERE IN IOWA Republican or Independent, One Year $7.00 rfloth 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 : $0.06 Card of Thanks, Minimum $1.00, Per Word $0.05 Notices, Minimum $1.00, Per Word $0.05 A scandal the issue We all wonder what effect the Watergate scandal will have on the political future of the nation. The leaders of both parties have been pondering the significance of a Democrat winning a special congressional election in Michigan's 5th District, a Republican stronghold. • The victory was not heartening to Republicans. Democrat Richard F. VanderVeen, a perennial losing candidate, easily captured the Republican House seat tjiat had been held by Vice President Ford for the last 25 years. His opponent was a respected Republican state senator, Robert VanderLaan. While the loss of a single seat is conclusive, VanderVeen campaigned on a single major issue — that President Nixon should resign. The Democratic high command is now taking a second look at Watergate as an issue in all of the forthcoming elections. These include four more special elections — one more in Michigan, one in Ohio and two in California. In Ohio Democrat Tom Luken who is running for Congress is stressing, "the fruits of Watergate" as campaign theme. In California's 13th congressional district the Ventura County Democratic Central Committee chairman says the theme of the campaign there is "in the Republican candidate you are sending a vote'for Nixon to an impeachment Congress." It would be difficult to over-emphasize the importance of the 1974 elections in determining the philosophical course of the United States. All told, 14 Republican senators, 192 Republican representatives and 12 Republican governors are up for election. The Democrats, who already hold a majority of 51 in the House and 15 in the Senate have a good chance to reestablish an unchallenged majority in Congress of the kind that they have had for all but four years since 1932. There are many legitimate issues confronting the United States. But a scandal is a scandal, and politics is politics, and Watergate will be at the forefront in the 1974 elections. What have you done with the money you thought you were going to save by buying less gasoline? Mighty oaks grow from small acorns but we have a hard time getting excited about a 'A per cent reduction in the prime interest rate by some big far away bank. Postal rates go up to-day. A new law requires that the lnscriptiort-"pbstage paid by Congress" appear on envelopes used by congressmen for their mail. The aim is to clarify the fact the franking privilege, which spares members of Congress the cost of postage, does not mean the .mail is being carried "free." There is no such thing as free mail, even if people in government like to think there is. The cost of delivering it must either come out of what the public pays for stamps, or from subsidies to '• the postal system — which the public pays for too. As Nixon says, things are getting better. Penn Central reports its loss for 1973 was only $189 million, compared with $197 million the year before. "A moderator is all too often chairman of the board." —Marshalltown Times-Republican. Looking around over the countryside it is hard to believe there will ever be a shortage of scrap metal. Within the next month you will begin to realize that driving 55 miles per hour you will eventually get there. During the years the U.S. was pouring immense quantities of grain into India, virtually without payment, to feed its starving millions, Russia was arming India — for cash on the barrelhead. By Marilyn Fivold, Humboldt Librarian Church Notes By FRANCIS tONeR By Don R%id Manager • Iowa Prvn CRIMINAL CODE A proposal to rewrite Iowa's criminal code has drawn the ire of Attorney General Richard C. Turner. The proposal is the work of an interim study committee. Although the Senate has begun debating the lengthy bill, over 200 pages, it's doubtful that the House will consider the entire package. The thrust of the bill is to reciassify criminal penalties by their seriousness. Appearing on a television program, Turner said he thought the 'Senate judiciary committee which approved the bill for debate "is soft on crime." Turner said he would be a lot happier if the bill had the death penalty in it or wire-tapping. Subsequently it developed that Turner had drafted a capital punishment provision at the request of senators who plan to offer it as an amendment to the criminal code measure. The proposed criminal code does not provide for the death penalty under any circumstance. D.O.T. There are strong indications that the proposal to create a Department of Transportation faces some tough times in the Iowa House. Although the Senate passed the measure by a vote of 36 to 14. the vote undoubtedly will be much closer in the House. The bill, one of Governor Robert Ray's priority items, was the target of some stinging criticism by Rep. Arthur Small, D-Iowa City, who is the assistant minority leader. "The Department of Transportation bill which the Senate took up originally was an incredibly weak bill which did little more than put a sign up over the door saying 'Here is a Department of Transportation.' But then, as weak as that bill was, the Senate, in its wisdom, weakened it still further. The Senate took a gutless bill and then gutted it. "You have read reams and reams of articles about the problem of rail transportation in the state," Small continued. "Just about every other week, it seems, Commerce Commission Chairman Maurice Van Nostrand or Gov. Ray has had something to say about problems concerning transportation of grain, abandonment of railroads, about the rail crisis which confronts us and the implication has been that if we would pass the Department of Transportation bill we would be responding to that crisis. "But in the bill, as it was passed by the Senate, there is not one single solitary word about the rails ... the bill is, in fact, a fraud- In the long run, I believe it is much better not to pretend to the public that you are responding to a problem than to respond to it with gestures as meaningless as the bill passed by the Senate," Small said. VETO? Gov. Robert Ray has never been an advocate of 65-foot double bottom trucks. While he has hinted that he might veto such a bill, he never has publicly stated that he would. Since both houses have passed the bill allowing 65-foot trucks on the interstate highway system, Ray must decide whether or not to veto the bill. If he does veto it, legislative leaders say they will not try to override it because they do not have the votes. SPOTLIGHT Two of Iowa's Congressmen were in the spotlight this week; H. R. Gross and Wm. Scherle, through their efforts to defeat a Congressional pay raise, which they termed inflationary. STUDDED TIRES A bill to ban studded snow tires, now allowable from Nov. 1 to April 1, was debated by the Senate recently. But the bill got bogged down and was referred back to the Senate Ways and Means Committee for further study. The Senate had attached an amendment calling for an annual $30 per car tax for those using the studs. Some senators thought this was too high; others said it was unenforceable. But the bill became further mired down in committee and the committee has, in effect, killed the measure for this session of the Legislature. Erskine Caldwell's "Annette" is a psychological suspense novel concerning the emotional life of a young, attractive, but highly disturbed housewife married for the second time. . A group of people tagen- tially, but barely known to each other, are threatened with death on the tenth anniversary of President Kennedy's death in Joseph DiMona's "Last Man at Arlington." Twenty-six year old Theophilus North is the principal unifying factor in Thornton Wilder's best-selling novel, "Theophilus North." What tutor, tennis coach North learns in Newport during the summer of 1926 is that most people could be happier than they are and experimentation teaches him that sometimes he can improve their lot. Mordecai Brill's "Write Your Own Wedding" has information about contemporary and traditional ceremonies for Jews, Roman Catholics and Protestants. The book includes suggestions for wedding prayers and music. Three new recordings are Scott Joplin's "The Red Back Book," Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly" and a Joan -Baez recording called "Hits: Greatest and Others." Two new early-I-can-read books for children in the first grade will make learning to read an enjoyable experience. One is entitled "The Day I Had to Play With My Sister" by Crosby Bonsall. A young boy tries to teach his little sister to play hide-and-seek but gives up when it becomes too confusing. The other reader is by Mike McClintock and is called "What Have I Got?" A boy with his pockets full of wonderful things tells of all he can do with them. A new non-fiction book called "Rabbits" by Herbert Zim tells about the cottontails, jack rabbits and many other varieties both wild and tame. It explains how they build their nests, what they eat and where they live. Information necessary for raising rabbits is also included. John Hoke's new book "Terrariums" discusses the ecological requirements of a terrarium and gives directions and pictures for building different kinds of plant and animal terrariums. Feb. 27,1974 Dear Sir: The recent annexation election shows the apathy of the people of Humboldt. Out of the total eligible voters in this fair city, only 194 ballots were cast on an issue that involves the taxation of thousands of dollars which are involved in the development for residential or industrial purposes of the annexed area. If the people of this town have no more interest in the issues involved, then they have no right to complain when their"'taxes are increased. When the taxes are increased, it is the mayor and the city council that receive the blame for the increased spending. It is actually the failure of the people to let their feelings be known at the time of the election. If the present tax payers show no more interest in these matters, how will the next generation ot tax payers carry the burden of increased spending that is forced on us by the neglect of the people in voicing their opionion. Thank you for letting me voice mine. Sincerely, Cheryl Bothme Humboldt High Senior Age 17 OUR SAVIOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH P*ulA.OtlO,PjtStOr[ 0.0. A, Engelhardt, Pastor Humboldt, towa ' Sunday, March 3: 8 a.m., Worship with Holy CoiWnun' ion; Cohtetnporary Service; 8 a.m., Coffee Hour; 9:15 a.m., Sunday School, Confirmation and Adults; 9:16 mm,, Worship and Music Commit tee; ld;30 a.m., Worship with Holy Communion; Traditional Services 6 p.m., Study of "Welcome to the Lord's fable" for fifth graders and those above who haven't taken this course; students, parents and teachers . to attend this session; 7 p.m., .Adult Study, "The Future of the Great Planet Earth." Monday, March 4: 7:80 p.m., Church Council and Committees; 7i30 p.m., Junior League invited to Thor Junior League to a Skating Party, Fort Dodge. Tuesday, March 5: 7 p.m., Women's Volleyball, Junior High Gym; 8:30 p.m., Men's Volleyball, Junior High Gym. Wednesday, March 6: 12:05 p.m., Lenten Meditations and Lunch, Methodist Church; Rev. Gerald Engelhardt, speaker; 7:30 p.m., Midweek Lenten Service; Rev. Gary Olson, Rolfe, speaker; 8:30 p.m., Senior Choir. Thursday, March 7: 1:30 p.m., ALCW General Meet- Ing; 6T45 p.m., Children's, Junior and High School Choirs; 7:30 p.m., Seventh and Eighth Confirmation Instruction. Sunday, March 10: 8 a.m., Worship; 9 a.m., Coffee Hour; 9:15 a.m., Sunday School, Confirmation and Adults; 10:30 a.m., Worship; 5 p.m., "Welcome to the Lord's Table"; students only; 7 p.m., Adult Study, "The Future of the Great Planet Earth";' 7 p.m., CaMeLuBaCon, interdenominational youth, meets here. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Robert Snyder, Pastor Humboldt, Iowa Sunday, March 3: 8:45 a.m., Sunday School .and Bible Classes; 10 a.m., Morning Worship with Holy Communion; 6:45 p.m., Young Adults Family Night - Skating Party at the Jolly Time Rink at Algona. Meet at the church at 6:45 p.m. Monday, March 4: 7:30 p.m., Council Meeting. Tuesday, March 5: Pastor's Conference; 7 p.m.. Volleyball Games; 7:30 p.m., Adult Information Class. Wednesday, March 6: 9:30 a.m., Bible Study; 12 noon devotions; 7 p.m., Lenten Worship. Thursday, March 7: 7 p.m., LYC; 7 p.m., Confirmation; 7:30 p.m., Choir. % Saturday, March~9: Hansen- Berka Wedding. Randolph A, Hearst's 2 million ransom 1 for his daughter Patty was declined. The kidnappers would settle for no less than 6 million dollars, As* this traumatic episode developed, ftn sure many serious minded citizens were thinking, "If this extortion succeeds, what man, woman, or child will be next?" The answer (tame quickly, No, 2 was Reg Murphy, publisher of the Atlanta Constitution. • The Constitution paid $700,000 and a soiled and tormented man was released, glad to be alive. Massive public will against kidnapping and extortion was voted into law after the Lindberg tragedy. Kidnapping became a capital offense. That was before we outlawed capital punishment for any offense - even if the accused were proven guilty of operating a human slaughterhouse. .Isn't it time to reassert stern discipline for major offenders of our self-made laws? Has the "silent majority" eroded" into such amoebic indifference to public interest that it will condone rule by extortion and terrorism? There is a difference between freedom and license to abuse freedom. Freedom is not synonomous with the absence of discipline. Without the discipline free people impose upon themselves, aimed at dignity for the individual, freedom becomes a vacuum, with many anxious to fill the void with dictorial, monolithic power. History is loaded with centuries of records of man's torturous progress and disaster under kings and dictators. Nearly two hundred years ago this nation thrilled the work with its Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. Since then the U. S. has been the refuge of the persecuted. It has been the Hart, Olson tour various ui viiuovu «*uu tOT i VnO ambitious, It tat been i purgitory of free choice, and responsibility ftp choice, unequaled anyMere, ah> time. Our recogftitien and incorporation df minority interest into majority rule is probably the best* Before we sense pride, there should be some shame. Native Indian* and blacks fared badly. Belatedly, •our land is facing up to legal equality for people df, ethnic racial background, In this time of change aitd pain if I could get a message to those we have selected to represent us in the Congress it would read about like this: ' Scrap the seniority rules of House and Senatel - : Our nation needs representation without the frustration of seniority geared to century • old political concepts. The horse-age seniority rules don't make sense In this nuclear, computerized, 1974. If Congress eternally lacks the guts to up-date its rules and discipline its own, we are in for really rough times. A period in which people, still free, can say, "there must be a better way, and we'll find it." It was as long as seven (7) years ago this column advised that our nation was starved for integrity, first at' home, then in high places. That concept is in sharp focus now. Our system of representative government isn't bad. Our non-use, and abuse of the system has not been quality. That is bad. We can't condone rule by extortion. We are suffering from over-doses of permissiveness. This is reflected in high places but responsiblity for self-discipline with respect for the rights of others starts at home. Think of this as you participate in today, wonder about tomorrow, and contemplate your future and that of your offspring. Integrity, a state of sound moral principle; uprightness, honesty, sincerity -. /our country needs a lot of this sort of thing and it starts - with one person - you. Mrs. Edgar Rapp dies in Kansas Set Saturday rites for Edward Zinnel NEU Lieutenant Governor Arthur Neu has announced that he will seek a second term. Neu, a Carroll Republican, made the formal announcement at a dinner in Carroll to 400 of his supporters. They were gathered for a $10 per person "dinner theatre" to raise money for Neu's re-election campaign. SMITH Mrs. Mary Louise Smith of Des Moines has been appointed co-chairman of the Republican National Committee. Mrs. Smith, presently GOP national committeewoman from Iowa, said she hoped to do everything possible to Services for Edward Zinnel, 72, Ottosen, will be Saturday in Peace Lutheran Church, West Bend, with burial in Union Cemetery, Ottosen. Schellhammer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Zinnel died at his farm home Wednesday morning due to an apparent heart attack. Surviving are the widow; daughters: Mrs. Louis Jacobson, Ottosen; Mrs. Richard Krause, Lu Verne; 11 grandchildren; sisters: Mrs. Katie Westphal, Worthington, Minn.; Mrs. Rosie Hundertmark, Mallard; and a brother Carl Zinnel, Worthington. Mr. Zinnel was born in Illinois and moved to West Bend as a small child, where he received his education. In 1927 he married Edna Hansen strengthen the Republican party and in particular womens' role in politics. "I consider this appointment the high point in my service to the Republican party and a real privilege to work under the outstanding leadership of George Bush," she said. at West Bend. The couple moved to a farm near Ottosen where they had lived for the past 47 years. He was a member of Ottosen Senior Citizens; the Ottosen Commercial Club and was a past member of the Ottosen Community School Board. Humboldt friends have received word of the death of Mrs. Edgar Rapp of Phoenix, Ariz. The Rapps owned and operated a hardware store at Humboldt for many years before moving to Phoenix in 1952. Mrs. Rapp and her husband were visiting in the home of their son, Gerald, Wichita, Kan., when she suffered a heart attark. She Hiprt In Wichita hospital Monday, Feb. 25. Surviving are the widower; a son, Gerald, a daughter, Roma Gering; four grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Grace Paulson of Nemaha. Funeral services were held at Aurelia, Iowa, Thursday morning, Feb. 28, with burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Lu Verne To hold final rites for Mary Johnson, 88 Iowa plants Visits ^industrial plants in Marshalltown, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and East Moline, 111., have been scheduled for 58 Iowa State University mechanical engineering students during their annual spring inspection trip, Feb. 25-27. Included are David Hart and Steve Olson, both Humboldt. The three-day tour, scheduled by the department of mechanical engineering, gives students an opportunity to observe and study industrial procedures in actual operation. Companies to be visited include Fisher Controls in Marshalltown, Collins Radio and Link Belt, in Cedar Rapids, the ALCOA plant in Davenport, the John Deere Works, East Moline, III., and the Duane Arnold Energy Center in Palo. The group will leave Ames at 7:30 a.m., Feb. 25, and return Wednesday, Feb. 27. Court Record 13982 Anna Bormann, plaintiff, vs. City of Humboldt, Iowa, defendant on a damage suit. Petition filed Feb. 25. Small Claims Court Thor Lucinda Stone has recently returned from a month's vacation spent at various points in California. Following a flight to Oakland, a week was spent in the San Francisco area as a guest of the Bob Overfields at Alameda. In southern California, relatives and friends were visited in Hemet, Idyllwild, Leisure World at Laguna Hills and Palm Springs where she was entertained by the Homer Boelters. The area was toured by rented car. On returning to Iowa, several days were spent at Ankeny with a son, Ronald Stone and family. Services for Mrs. Mary Johnson, 88, Humboldt, will be held 10:30 Saturday morning in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Otto and the Rev. Engelhardt officiating. Additional rites will be held at 2 p.m. in Dell Lutheran, Dell, Minn., with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Thursday morning at Humboldt Care Center South. Survivors include one son, Cyrus Johnson, Omaha, Neb.; five daughters: Mrs. Merton Chantland, Humboldt; Mrs. Joe Hines, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Joe B. Myklebust, Council Bluffs; Mrs. R. C. Bibb, Ottumwa; Mrs. Joe Parmentier, Oneida, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; two brothers: Clarence Roe, Jewell; and James Roe, Rose Grove; two sisters: Mrs. Joe Johnson, Blue Earth, Minn., and Mrs. Milford Brown, Slater. Mary Roe was born at Rose Grove, Iowa, where she was reared and educated. She married Charles K. Johnson in 1903 there and the couple lived at Ellsworth, Iowa, and then farmed in Iowa and Minnesota. Mr. Johnson died in 1933 and Mrs. Johnson has made her home at Humboldt since 1934. She had been a resident of Humboldt Care Center South for the past year. Mr. and Mrs. Lorelle Vorrie, Duane and Dennis and Mr.and Mrs. Marvin Rogness attended the Johanson-Lindstrom wedding at Badger Saturday evening and the reception which was held at Fort Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kuehnast and Julie, Lanesboro, Minn., Douglas Kuehnast, St. Paul, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kuehnast and family, Harmony, Minn., Reinhold Kuehnast, Humboldt, and Roxanne Scharf, Fort Dodge, were supper guests in the Arlon Benz home Saturday. She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, ALCW and Esther Circle and a member of the church 60 Club. Pending: 332-0274 Jerry's Conoco. Humboldt, vs. Helmer Lenning, Humboldt, on demand of $164.61. Petition filed Feb. 23. 323-0274 Louis and Marlis Stockdale, Humboldt, vs. Gordon and Debbie Van Gronigan, Dakota City, on demand of $163.05. Petition filed Feb. 22. 324-0274 Manufacturers Bank and Trust Company, Forest City, vs. Larry Foster, Renwick, on demand of $257.50 plus interest at 9 per cent per annum from June 29, 1973, plus court costs. Petition filed Feb. 25. 325-0274 Virginia Johnson, Humboldt. vs. Don F. Wolfe, Humboldt, on demand of $95 plus court costs. Petition filed Feb. 25. Completed: 242-0174 H.F. Schuchmann, D.D.S., vs. Harold Demory. Case dismissed Feb. 22 246-0174 Eldon Collins, vs. Kenneth G. Pride. Case dismissed Feb. 25. 250-0174 Drs. Coddington, Nprthug, and Messingham vs. Dwight Nagel. Case dismissed Feb. 25. 252-0174 Drs. Coddington, Northup, and Mesjinghara vs. William Beske. Case dismissed Feb. 25. 283-0274 H. F. Schuchmann, D.D.S., vs. Leonard Rosenau. Case dismissed Feb. 22. 286-0274 H. F. Schuchmann, D.D.S., vs. Dick Jergen.. l>ase dismissed Feb. 22 292-0274 H.F. Schuchmann, D.D.S., vs. Richard Noontn. Case dismissed Feb. 22 295-0274 H. F. Schuchnwnn, D.D.S., vs. Kenneth Halsrwl. Case dismissed Feb. 22.