The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on March 16, 1974 · Page 1
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Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, March 16, 1974
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VOL, fit- NO. 37 HUMBOLDT, IOWA, SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1974 12 PAGES-ONE SECTION 15e Committee appointed to screen '••••• •'•{ •' applicants for chamber secretary The Board of Directors of the Humboldt-Dakota City Chamber of Commerce accepted the resignation of Fred . Meyer as secretary at its monthly board meeting Wednesday afternoon. Meyer's resignation will be effective at midnight April 30. In a letter of resignation addressed to the board, Meyer indicated that becajise of additional business interests in the near future he would not have the time'to devote to the duties of secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Meyer, manager of the Humota Theatre, served as the Secretary of the Chamber of Commefc* in a part time capacity, Meyer moved to Humbdldt o* March 13, 1951. PreSldent Romaine Lee appointed a committee to seek and screen applications for Chambef of .Commerce secretary. Members of the committee > \H1I tie Lee, Ronald Silbatlgh, Stanley Jensen and Bob Sanders. All are currently members of the board of directors. A decision will also have to be made if now is the time to change to a full time Chamber of Commerce secretary. The' date of the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was set for May at the Star Restaurant. Five members of the board of directors will be elected at that time. The terms of Romaine Lee, Darlene Hellickson, Marlin Stearns, Richard Mickelson, and Bob Sanders expire. Continuing as members of the board will be Edna Fowler, Dennis Skow, Wayne Jennings, Stanley Jensen and Bill Garrison. Named to the committee to nominate candidates for the board of directors were four past presidents—Allan Thompson, Lou Fontana, Wayne Jennings and Merle Johnson. The membership will vote on the nominees at the annual meeting. The board of directors will elect its president and it must be from returning board members. Lee reported to the directors that a new building would be erected at the fairgrounds south of Floral Hall would be available for approximately 30 booths at the county fair. Directors attending the monthly meeting were Lee, Hellickson, Stearns, Mikelson, Sanders, Fowler, Skow, Jennings and Jensen. The next meeting of the board will be April 10. Emergency cattlemen's meeting to be March 19 Ed's best hat Humboldt Kiwanian Ed Snyder pointed out 'That's my best hat!" on his wife, Maureen!s head, left, as she and Marilyn Dodgen put on part of the program for Humboldt-Dakota City Kiwanis, Thursday noon. The women, along with Nancj Jensen, provided a "cultural and intelligent" spoof on the energy crisis with An "emergency" meeting of the Iowa Cattlemen's Assn. was held Monday, March 11, at C. Y, Stephens Auditorium in Ames. Approximately 15 Humboldt County cattlemen attended this meeting. The purpose was to propose a way to help stop the slumping beef cattle prices. A concentrated advertising campaign for 12 of the largest eastern cities was proposed and approved by the delegation attending this meeting. Radio, television and newspaper advertising will be used. At a meeting of the Humboldt County Cattlemen's Assn. board of directors meeting Thursday it was their decision to hold a county wide meeting, Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. at First National Social Center Spring DrGviGW beneath the post office. Dan Murphy will be present to explain the program. All persons interested in agri-business and cattle feeding in Humboldt County are urged to attend. entertainment was part of the Kiwanis Kweens' Day program.—Independent Photo. Nome Renwick banker to BAI post Mikelsan^impunoes iwlsy mail campaign Renwick Savings Bank President John Walther has been appointed state director for the Bank Administration Institute (BAI), it was •announced this week. BAI is a banking trade organization which has seven regional chapters within Iowa. Each chapter meets monthly to discuss and exchange new concepts and banking techniques. It also encourages individual bankers to continue their education in the field. Walther will assist the chapters in organization matters and to serve as a liason with the national group of over 8,000 banks. In his new position, .Walther succeeds Howard Hauder who is leaving Fort Dodge First National Bank for a financial position in Casper, Wyo. Donna Season to Oskaloosa Weather Donna Beason, advertising manager of the Humboldt Newspapers since May 8, 1973, will rejoin the staff of the Oskaloosa Daily Herald on Monday. Date high low pre wind sun 10 42 26 .10 SE pcldy 11 34 31 .51 SE cldy 12 48 29 NW clear 13 43 28 E pcldy 14 47 30 .05 SE cldy "Cerebral palsy is the number one crippler of our children," said Richard Mikelson, Chairman of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) for Humboldt County in announcing the county wide mail campaign to raise funds to support services in 1974 for children and adults with cerebral palsy. The Humboldt High School Business Education Department, under the direction of Mrs. Carol Jensen of Humboldt High School will prepare 2,500 letters as a public service project. Cerebral palsy is a group of medical conditions, not a single disease, characterized by nerve and muscle disfunc- tion. It is caused by damage to the part of the brain which controls and coordinates muscular action. It usually occurs at or about the time of birth, however brain damage or injury at any time in life can cause cerebral palsy. There is no cure at present, but considerable knowledge is at hand to assist in preventing cerebral palsy due to birth injury. Pregnant women are routinely tested for the Rh factor and blood type so that if there is blood incompatibility between baby, and mother, the baby may be protected by exchange blood transfusion. Other prevention programs are directed toward reducing prematurely, congenital malformation and unncessary exposure to x-rays and From South America controlling diabetes and anemia. United Cerebral Palsy of Iowa offers a wide range of services and facilities for the child and adult with cerebral palsy. There are some 750,000 persons in the United States Nader cancels Iowa Lakes talk The appearance of Ralph Nader at Iowa Lakes Community College, originally scheduled for Feb. '9 a.nd postponed until April 28, has been cancelled, according to word just received from Nader's personal represen-' latives. The press of spring commitments has resulted in the cancellation of many of Nader's speaking engage- affected by cerebral palsy. About one-third are teenagers and young adults. This year alone 25,000 babies will be born with this condition - the nation's number one child crippler. ments, college officials have been informed. The appearance of Nader in Estherville was planned by the Student Senate of the college. Persons who bought tickets for the Nader speech prior to the original February date may receive a refund by presenting their tickets at the Iowa Lakes college office at 300 S. 18th Street, Estherville. Tickets should be endorsed with the purchaser's name and with the place of purchase indicated. Joe Ennis, modeling for Jennings Clothiers, gives a preview of spring fashions that will be exhibited in the annual St. Mary's Spring Luncheon and Style Show, Saturday, March 23, at United Methodist Morehouse Fellowship Hall. Ennis,is clothed in a 100 per cent polyester navy and white check sport coat and 100 per cent polyester navy blue slacks along with a white on white shirt in 50 per cent polyester—50 per cent cotten'aijSftr' Stores participating in the show are Fashioneite, Jennings, Country Lane and Ora's. Tickets for the show are available at the sponsoring merchants along with Martin Home Interiors.—Independent Photo. Grandson of Joe Reckoner dies in Calif. School board meets Monday Reasoner. Survivors include his sister, Jo Lynn, and one brother, Chris. Dan was a college student. Dan O'Hare of Costa Mesa, Calif., 22-year-old grandson of Joe Reasoner of Humboldt, died Sunday following an illness of one week. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Costa Mesa. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W\ S. O'Hare. Mrs. O'Hare is the former Donna The Humboldt Community Board of Education will meet in its regular March session, 7:30 p.m., Monday at the district administrative offices. Among the items ~on~'th~e agenda is the continuation of the salary negotiations. Exchange girls cope with Humboldt Exploring college Pave Havlik, left, Humboldt High School counselor »xplains some of the advantages of Iowa colleges to Robert G alvao de Madeiros and Margarita Maria Restrepo, Humboldt's Latin American exchange students. The girls are living and •tudying in Humboldt until this summer when they will return to their Photo. There are two newcomers in Humboldt that have a hard time communicating with the people around them. These young Marco Polos represent "the societies of two different countries. Neither of the two countries speak English as a national language, but it is often taught in their schools. Margarita Maria Restrepo and Roberta Galvao de Medeiros have found that the small amout of time spent in English, classes back home, was a wise investment. "Back home," English is a foreign language and if the two had any ideas about going home at night to talk to their parents, then they might as well forget it. These students cannot gothome every night, not because they do not want to, but because of the distance. The trip for Margarita to native Columbia is hardly a drive to Thor. Nor is Roberta's journey to Brazil a trip to Pioneer. Both of these students are part of a foreign student exchange program to Humboldt from their respective South American countries. Needless to say, a slight distance further than the Humboldt County communities. Roberta is staying with the Richard Mather family while attending Humboldt High. When asked what was different about life in Humboldt County and Recife Brazil, Roberta's home town, Roberta simply replied, "Everything." No doubt a small part of this is attributed to the fact that Recife consists of over two million inhabitants. Margarita is from Medillin, Columbia. While in Humboldt Margarita is staying with the Robert Mickey family. Medillin is not small either with over 1 Vz million living within its city limits. Margarita's Columbian family consists of her parents, two brothers and three sisters. Margarita's father runs a large lumber store in Medillin which has a fleet of delivery and semi-trailer trucks to complement the store. He also owns a large ranch, raising cattle which may help feed the people of Iowa. Roberta's family consists of her parents and one brother. Her father is superintendent of telephones in her native state. By profession he is a civil-industrial engineer also' serving as city engineer in Recife. Like Margarita's father he owns a cattle ranch. Roberta did not say what her father did in his spare time, if he has any. Roberta indicated the Brazilian school system differed from ours. "Our schools are divided into vocational classes and college classes. Those, who can pass a college entrance test can go on to college if they wish. Those who fail the test must take vocational courses. Students decide early in high school what they want to be; doctor, lawyer, engineer whatever and then you take courses which will train you to be in which profession you have chose," she said. Margarita added, "In Columbia we go to school from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. We have a little over an hour-an-a-half for lunch." This must have presented quite a change in eating habits in light of the fact that Humboldt students receive 20 minutes to savor their noon meal. Roberta continued, "In Brazil we have public and private shcools. The public schools are not very good, so most students go to the private schools." The question was asked, "Is college very expensive in your countries?" Roberta replied in an exasperated voice, "Oh, my yes!" Margarita explained in Columbia college expenses are paid on a progressive basis with some of the poprer families only paying as little as a dollar. But these schools also use a test for entrance and if you cannot pass the test, then entrance is barred to the school. There are both public and private schools and colleges in Columbia, in fact there are about a dozen schools in Medillin. The inevitable topic of dating arose. Roberta exclaimed, "Oh, yes we dale, although we cannot be alone. If we go out we must have someone with us. It can be a little sister or brother, anyone just as long as we are not alone. But if we_go to a show (Continued on Page 3) School district pays for 3-hour class [Editor's note: The following story was written by reporter Cheryl Bybee as a follow-up to a related story appearing in today's WILDCAT REVIEW.] The Humboldt Community Board of Education is presently paying Iowa Central Community College (ICCC) nearly $9,000 per year in tuition fees for 45 Humboldt school seniors participating in cooperative academic studies with 'area schools. As a member of Area V, Humboldt and other Area V school districts pay approximately % mill for use of the junior college facilities and instructors, according to Del Cram, HHS principal. Cram indicated Humboldt can not afford the equipment and teacher salaries to teach the four courses offered for high school credit by ICCC. The courses include basic electronics, public services, health aid and engine mechanics. The advantage of using ICCC staff and facilities is to "give area schools who are on limited budgets the chance to participate on a cooperative basis," said David Havlik, HHS guidance center. The seniors taking these courses attend three hour classes, five days per week. For this classtime, they receive two high school credits toward graduation at a cost of $220 tuition per semester. ~~ • Cram said, "Off-campus students pay approximately $17 per credit hour" and full-time students pay approximately $12 per credit hour, plus books, or approximately $225 per semester tuition for 13 to 17 hours ofedit. Other high schools participating in the cooperative study at the Humboldt center are Eagle Grove, Gilmore City, Twin Rivers, and Barnum. These schools provide transportation to the classrooms located in the Hadar Building, Humboldt, while Humboldt High School allows students to provide their own way to classes, said Cram. Superintendent R. Wesley Carlson, was out of town and unavailable for comment

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