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Biff OF IOWA li 60319 umboldt vs. Boone, Sub-state Basketball, Tonight at Fort Dodge ' : • C^,M «*..~. .*. mm ^U VOL. 113 NO. 36 HUMBOLDT, IOWA, SMtJRDAY, MARCH 9, 1974 Mollenhoff to address Corn Belt Power execs 16 PAGES-ONE SECTION Weather Date high low pre wind sun Officials of Corn Belt Power Cooperative, Humboldt, announced Friday lawyer-journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Clark Mollenhoff, Des Moines Register's Washington Bureau Chief will be the featured speaker at the group's Annual Meeting, March 27. The meeting, expected to attract over 250 managers, directors and news media representatives, will be held at the Starlite Restaurant in Fort Dodge. Those attending the one-day meeting will be representing 14 member rural electric cooperatives Corn Belt serves in 26 North Central Iowa counties. All attending will be representatives from the North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association, a group of 18 municipal members receiving power Mansfield receives AF honor from Corn Belt. Mollenhoff will keynote the afternoon session with a talk on the happenings in Washington today and hoW they relate to rural America. Mollenhoff brings an interesting and varied background to the annual meeting. He graduated from high school in Webster City and attended ,Webster City Junior College as well as Drake University where he received his law degree. His Register background gods back to 1941 when he was a reporter investigating and writing on the operations of city, county and state government. In 1949 and 1960 Mollenhoff attended Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow to study government administration and the history of American government and politics. In 1950 Mollenhoff was named Washington Corres- pondent for Cowles Publications. He was responsible for writing arid investigating . government operations and government related stories. During 1960-61 Mollenhoff was an Eisenhower Exchange Fellow and traveled in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Russia on a study of the administration and organization of government and the relations of government and labor organizations. Following his stint in Europe, Mollenhoff returned to Cowles Publications and specialized in in-depth investigations and writing on the Defense Department, State Department and the Agriculture Department. Mollenhoff was appointed deputy counsel to the President from 1969 until 1970. Mollenhoff is the author of six books and has received honorary degrees from four colleges. In addition, he has 3 4 5 6 7 53 47 55 68 45 34 29 31 29 29 tr NW clear SE cldy SW clear SW pcldy NW clear received 20 major awards for investigative reporting, magazine writing, public address and television commentary. Some of his notable awards were the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1958 and more recently the Drew Pearson Foundation Award for contributions to journalism in 1972. Mollenhoff and his wife have three children ami reside in the Washington, D.C. area. Board President, Warren C. Snell, Webster City, will preside at the morning session when director elections will be held. In addition to the business sessions, a special ladies program will be .held. It will feature a style show by the House of William, Fort Dodge. t-iiiltiunfi^isiiittih-.. son o! Marcene Smith, modeling for Ora's, gives a preview of spring fashions that will be exhibited in the annual St. Mary's Spring Luncheon and Style Show scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at Morehouse Fellowship Hall. Mrs. Smith is wearing a long hostess skirt in lime-yellow and white plaid polyester with a linen weave. Her blouse is of white and features a pleated ribbed sleeve. Stores participating in the style show are Fashionette, Jennings Clothiers, Country Lane, and Ora's. Tickets for the show are available now at Country Lane, Fashionette, Jennings Clothiers, Ora's, and Martin Home Interiors.—Independent Photo. Wildcat Boosters pot luck The annual Humboldt Wrestling Boosters potluck supper will be held Sunday, March 17, at the Humboldt High School gymnasium. High school varsity and junior varsity wrestlers and junior high wrestlers will be honored. Harold "Skip" Dresser will be the master of ceremonies. Dr. David W. Hoyt, club president, will introduce the incoming president, Lanny Robinson. Head Coach Joe Fitch will present wrestling awards. The annual distinguished service award to a wrestling booster will be presented. Drink will be furnished. Families attending are requested to bring a meat dish and vegetable or a vegetable and a dessert and service for their own family. John P. MansHeli i -v.';*'**»4^4V W«»^««£ - • r. ana MrsTJonn Mansfield, Humboldt, is a member of an Air Training Command wing which has earned the U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the seventh time. Capt. Mansfield is an instructor pilot at Randolph AFB, Tex., with the 12th Flying Training which received the award for exceptionally meritorious service from May 1, 1972, through February, 1973. The wing was specifically cited for its outstanding 1.2 per cent accident rate which its pilots compiled while flying more than 62,000 hours in seven types of aircraft. Mansfield will wear a distinctive service ribbon to mark his affiliation with the unit. He was eommissed in 1969 upon completion of Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, Tex. A 1963 graduate of Humboldt High School, he received his B.S. degree in sociology from the University of Iowa, 1968. Capt. Mansfield's, wife, Susan, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Joyce, Sun City, Ariz. HCMH to award contract; Lent to locate in Eastern Iowa as sales manager William Lehman, Sales Manager for Columbian Hog and Cattle Powder Company, Kansas City, Mo., has announced the employment of L. W. "Bud" Lent of Humboldt as Area Sales Manager covering 10 counties in Eastern Iowa. Lent will be working with six to eight salesmen in the area to provide the services of a wholely integrated feed program for livestock producers. Columbian Hog and Cattle Powder Company has been supplying vitamins and minerals to livestock producers since 1888. Columbian does business principally in the states of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas and sVne activity in states bordering those. Columbian has production plants at Geneseo, 111., and Norfolk, Neb., and several warehouses in the status of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri to facilitate distribution of vitamins, minerals, premises and supple- L. W. "Bud" Lent ments to livestock producers in those states. Lent will establish residence in Eastern Iowa' immediately and will be followed by his wife, Virginia, and daughter, Laura Helen, within the next few months. Mrs. Lent is employed by First Investors Insurance Company, Humboldt. Their daughter, Laurie, is a sophomore at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Tom, a son, is a member of the Peace Corps and he and his wife, Sandi, the former Sandra Applegate of Philadelphia, Pa., are serving in Afghanistan. In their second year, they are presently training Peace Corps Volunteers how to teach English to Afghani students. Both are graduates of the School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C. The Lents have been residents of Humboldt for the past 4Va years. Lent just completed his second year as president of the United Methodist Men's Club. Mrs. Lent is on the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board and a member of Business and Professional Women's Club. Hiram S. Shouse, Administrator of Humboldt County Memorial Hospital has announced that March 20 has been designated by the board of trustees to award the building contract for the new hospital addition. The contract will be awarded at 2 p.m. at the hospital. The trustees have accepted a bid from Smith Insurance and Real Estate Agency, Humboldt, for an insurance bid coverage of the new addition of $6,274.90, said Shouse. Bids were also made by Holt Insurance for $6,405; Ben Miller Insurance, for $7,903; ( and by Worthington Insurance and Real Estate, which is unavailable. For the new hospital wing, the trustees voted to install a 10,000 gallon oil tank for storage of oil from the Christensen Oil Company, Humboldt. The trustees also voted a 15 cent wage increase for all hospital employees beginning Another gas price too high A Humboldt service station was one of 17 retail outlets and heating oil distributors who overcharged Iowa customers by a total of $19,741 last week, according to J. T. Rideoutte, district director for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Wednesday. Benton's Truck Stop, according to IRS figures, overcharged by $45, the least amount of the 17 firms named. Four other Humboldt stations were charged earlier this year with overcharges. Stations and home heating oil distributors found to have overcharged are required to drop prices until the difference is compensated for. Rideoutte indicated overcharges were one to two cents per gallon and were a result of incorrect computations of ceiling prices with respect to the petroleum products. Three Pocahontas stations were also on the list including Al's Conoco, $515; Marv's 66, $350; and Peterson Skelly, $87. the new fiscal year, April 1. Humboldt County Memorial Hospital will be under Phase IV guidelines with the beginning of the coming fiscal year, until national health insurance can be started, said Shouse. The hospital, under Phase IV, is limited to a 4 per cent increase in prices, and the board feels that its costs will go in excess of that same percentage. Under Phase III, the hospital can increase its annual monetary intake by $36,000 or $4 per day, which is actually a 4.5 per cent increase. Due to a good fiscal year, Shouse indicated a 4 per cent increase is not needed at this time, but may be at the close of the approaching fiscal year, ending April 1, 1975. "In order to keep from the financial troubles that the Fort Dodge hospitals are having, we're going to raise (Continued on Page 2) Corn Belt project The first fuel bundle was moved to the reactor vessel from storage for loading into the nuclear reactor, 5.30 a.m., Feb. 27, at the Duane Arnold Energy Center near Palo. The owners of the 550-megawatt plant, Iowa Electric Light and Power Co., Corn Belt Power Cooperative and Central Iowa Power Cooperative received their operating license from- the Atomic Energy Commission, Feb. 22. The fuel bundle, one of the 368 thai make up the full complement, contains 49 rods, each 12 feet long and containing 288 fuel pellets. The nuclear fuel is uranium dioxide and each pellet has the energy equivalent of about 1 Vz tons of coal. During refueling, the area over the reactor and the 40-foot-deep fuel pool are filled with water. • . Fueling underway at Arnold center Viola Mae Evenson rites at Green Bay Mrs. Viola Mae Evenson, 86, of Green Bay, Wis., died Friday, March 1, at her home at Green Bay after a long illness. She was born May 1, 1887, at Rutland, Iowa, and was a former Humboldt resident. Her husband taught at one time at Humboldt College. Mrs. Jean M. Kleve of Humboldt, a friend of many years, and a cousin, Mrs. Hermie Knutson of Clarion, attended the funeral at Green Bay. Humboldt relatives (cousins) include Mrs. Mary Rapple, Kenneth Johnson, Mrs. Harry (Jean) Simonsen; and Richard, Duane and Raymond Wilcox. She was the only child of Robert Rapple and Delilah Martin Rapple. In 1888 the family moved to Humboldt where she resided until her marriage to Oscar K. Evenson of Scandinavia, Wis., on June 21, 1911. Following their marriage the couple resided in Chippewa Falls, Wis. Her husband's work as a teacher took them to Gary, Ind., Merrill, Menasha and Milwaukee, Wis., before Mr. Evenson became superintendent of schools of Waupaca County from 1923 to 1927. In 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Evenson moved from Cudahy, Wis., to Green Bay. Mrs. Evenson, a graduate of Tobin College's Conservatory in Fort Dodge with a major in voice, was actively involved in church music wherever she resided. She was a member of the MacFadyen Music Club in Milwaukee, sang in its chorus and continued her membership until recently. Her ancestors settled in New England in the 1600s and migrated to Wisconsin in the early 1840's. She was a member of Green Bay's Jean Nicolet Chapter of the D.A.R. Until her illness, Mrs. Evenson was also a member of the Women's Society of Christian Church of the First United Methodist Church of Green Bay and the Bellin Hospital Auxiliary. She was a lifelong member of the Republican Party. Active in all departments of the Green Bay Women's Club, she served as program chairman and later as its president from 1952 to 1954. Mrs. Evenson also served on the board of the Eighth Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs and the Mississippi .Valley Conference. She was a member of the First Iowa Electric Light and Power Company engineers and technicians have started loading nuclear fuel into the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) near Palo, Iowa. DAEC, Iowa's first nuclear generating station, is owned in part by Corn Belt Power Cooperative, Humboldt. R. W. Buckner, Humboldt, Corn Belt General Manager, said issuance of the operating license by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) means the 550-megawatt generating station will be available to United Methodist Church of Waupaca. Her husband preceded her in death on July 5, 1957. A son, Harland Robert, drowned July 5, 1932. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Lorraine Evenson. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the United Methodist Church at Waupaca with Rev. Barry Shaw officiating. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Waupaca. generate substantial quantities of power before the peak electric demands of the summer months. "Following loading of the nuclear fuel, we will initiate a series of low ' power tests," Buckner said. "Power production will be increased gradually." Buckner explained the fuel loading process requires a number of days to accomplish. The first of 368 fuel bundles were loaded in to the reactor Feb. 27. Loading is scheduled to be completed within the next week. The fuel is in pellets of slightly-enriched uranium. The pellets are in fuel rods, and there are 49 rods in each of the 368 fuel bundles. Each rod is 12 feet long and contains 288 pellets. Buckner said each pellet has the energy equivalent of about one and half tons of coal. The DAEC technical staff have undergone extensive training for the last 2Vz years. Twenty-two of the operating staff have received their licenses from the AEC and 10 of those staff members achieved a qualification of Senior Reactor Operator. Buckner said, in addition to the plant technical and operating staff, Iowa Electric has a nuclear technical staff of about 20 engineers, plus a quality assurance engineering group and a nuclear fuels group. Plans to construct DAEC were announced Feb. 20, 1968. The AEC issued the construction permit for the nuclear plant in June 1970. The elapsed time between AEC issuance of the construction permit and the start of fuel load was 44 months. Buckner said more than 60 federal, state, county, and city governmental agencies were consulted with and participated in the planning of the DAEC. Numerous conservation, wildlife, and other groups have been kept advised of and participated in activities associated with DAEC construction. Senior Citizens select executive board, officers Senior citizens met at First NatiorjaJ Social Center Wednesday to select an executive board and officers. The members of the Senior Citizens Services Committee, including Rev. Francis P. Burr, Fred Hall, Gary Ebeling, Marjorie Tarbill, Ted Gunderson, Art Ashton and Chris Roper added Lawrence Lindhart, Thelma Newell, Bertha Hof, Alice Wendle, Violet Sisson, Dorothy Dodd, Howard Dodd, Lyman George and Vernie Faltinson to the committee. Officers elected from the group were president, Lawrence Lindhart; vice president, Thelma Newell; sec- retary, Violet Sisson; and treasurer, Alice Wendle. Ms. Roper served as chairperson and introduced Blaine Fox who explained favorable progress of the social room for the senior citizens in the former Humboldt Co-op Creamery building now owned by Fox. Plans for the open house the first part of April are being planned by the committee of which Thelma Newell is chairman. Bingo was played and lunch was served. The open house will be the next public meeting and will be announced later. Transfer Thorn for examination POCAHONTAS - Jerry Thorn, 27, Rutland, was transported to the Iowa Security Medical Facility, Oakdale, Thursday to begin psychiatric examination by state medical officers. Thorn's trial on charges of assault with intent to commit muder and going armed with intent will await the outcome of the Oakdale testing. The Rutland man entered pleas of not guilty during a preliminary hearing in Pocahontas County District Court, waived the right for speedy trial and applied for the psychiatric testing. He was charged after an alleged shotgun-shooting incident Feb. 14 at the Liberty Tavern, here, when he reportedly fired two shots. The first shot was allegedly fired at the ceiling of the tavern and a second at the front door in the direction of Pocahontas Police Chief Robert Mell. Officers had been called to the bar because of the first incident and Mell was at the door when the shot was reportedly fired. The chief was not hurt. Since the hearing, Thorn has been held in Pocahontas County Jail, unable to post $50,000 bond.