The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on March 16, 1974 · Page 4
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Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, March 16, 1974
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Republican or Independent .......... 11-00 Combination Republican and Inde|»endent .......... $1.47 National Rate, Combination Republican and Independent. 11.47 Classified Ads, Minimum $1X«. Per Word ............. W-05 Card of Thank*, Minimum J1XW. Per Word ............. 10X8 Notkes, Minimum $1.00, Per Word .................... W.05 Quote: Adversity can tome- lime* bring oat both the best and the worst in a person. And in some case* you can hardly tell the differ*aee. We've heard a lot about the Heart! kidnapping and unu* uai ransom demands in San Francisco. The political kidnapping of a youne San Francisco heire*s jroutft national concern while the kidnapping of the entire city of San Francisco is widely regarded a* an isolated labor dispute. On Friday ihe announcement came that an asreeujent had been reached and was to be put before She union membership for ratification. Hopeful of oil After meetings in Cairo and Tripoli an announcement is expected in Vienna Sunday that there will be a relaxation in some form of the oil embargo against the United States. It is hardly realistic to believe the Arabs wfll announce a relaxation in the embargo without some strings attached. A recent poll indicates that one fourth of the anger of Americans over the energy crisis is directed toward the U.S. government by imposing an oil embargo some five months ago. That we have been eager to blame Washington for our problems is an indication of our national state of mind, while at the same time we would not dispute with any conviction the argument that several generations of Washington policy helped to create our present predicament. The hopefulness with which Americans have viewed the Arab oil summit conference also shows that we have difficulty in looking_at hard realities until they reach crisis proportions. We would assume through information that has been released that Saudi Arabia with its 164 billion barrels of proven reserves is the only Arab nation that pin do much to return us to the highway life style that we had enjoyed until last October. Until the United States develops self sufficiency, we will need a very large amount of Arab oil to meet our daily need. The incentives for Saudi Arabia to supply the United States with that much additional oil are not to persuasive. King Faisal has more money than he needs and the oil will gain in value if it remains in the ground. Neither he nor the ether Arab nations and Iran appear to be troubled by the international economic dislocations that the oil embargo is creating. Nor does the economic disaster created in the underdeveloped world by high oil prices strike a moral tone in Saudi Arabia. But the coin has two sides. Arab nations need U.S. tools and technology. King Faisal has been a traditional friend of the United States and an enemy of Communism. We also have the friendship of President Sadat of Egypt and the efforts of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger have gone a long way toward bringing warring factions in'The Middle East toward' conciliation. The Arabs more than likely will respond in degrees — a partial new supply of oil in return for a specific concession. The key provision in the bill compels public agencies—in '•luding school boards, city councils and county boards of supervisors—to accept agree merits with employee groups through the process of "final offer binding arbitration." The bill would mandate c</)i<-ctive bargaining between public employees and public employers if a sufficient number of persons in a bargaining unit agreed to such action. It establishes a new state agency called the Public Employment Relations Hoard which would determine appropriate bargaining units and conduct representation elections. The bill would require that a list of qualified persons be maintained to act as media tors and arbitrators and sets up provisions by which impasse situations are settled in the event public employers and employees cannot agree on the provisions of contracts. It has a no strike provision which would subject strikers to fines of up to $500 per day and employee organizations involved in illegal strikes could be fined up to $10,000 per day. The bill provides for a wide scope of items that can be negotiated by the parties including wages, hours, vacations and grievance procedures. SCHOOLS school foundation plan By Don R»!d Manager l«wo Pr«»» A*»««larien BARGAINING One of the most controversial bills to be debated so far this legislative session deals with collective bargaining for public employees. The Iowa House spent 12 consecutive '. legislative days threshing over this measure before Voting 50 to 43 to approve the bill. Some 200 amendments ' were offered, of which 65 were adopted, ft was a very tedious debate, often emotion charged. The bill now goes back to thf Senate for action on amendment!. If the two houses can't agree on the amendment*, § conference committee would be appointed by the presiding eff&ers of $fa« two bout** in «n attempt It ha* nol bwn how- mwh ranvjjn the city's 750,000 resident « will pay. bwt during She course of negols*- ti«n«. the striker* rejected $8.50 million. Nearly a baiSion eaikx» of raw sewage ha« prxjred into San Franci*or> bay from unmanned treatment plants. Tfw genera! bwpiiaS closed and municipal transit halted. This is the latest outbreak in a trend which has been gathering momentum across the country in recent years, Revenue sharing is hardly an established poJicy of the federal government, but already it i* being proposed that it be adopted on the state level. The answer to its popularity with the lawmaker* who have the taxing responsibility is nol hard to find: It removes the unpopular job of levying taxes as far a« possible from the spending of public money, the theory is that the public resents being -faxed but ioves to receiws- money from the public purse. In President Nixon's pro- poM-d S3ALfl$M)e0 budget, the defense b^dgel has be«p reduced 4«* feiif Xiao 29 per rent of the total, and in view of the obsolescence of our defense*, it is clearly danger- ou« to cut that item further. In inflated dollars, it is up 8 per cent over the current year: in purchasing power, it i« down. Hut unemployment pay is up 27 per cent; public aid and such programs as food »tamps. up 25 per cent; Social Security benefits up 16 per cent. etc. The Department of Health. Education and Welfare and the Depl. of Housing and Urban Development are now the big budeel buster item*-. But many of the items in their budgets are far bevoml further reach of - Congress or an ecoijomy minderl administration. established several years ago by the General Assembly contains more limits on school spending. This year. for example, following the guide lines spelled out in the plan, schools have budgeted $075 million. I'nder a hill passed by the Senate they uoul'l be allowed 'o spend S77U million next year. O! thai amount V.^l million would be in slate aid. Sen. Willard Harden. R ''cihir Fall-, chairman of "he Senate schooli committee, said the bill. |/ius this year's annual increase in the slate lounda'ion plan, v, ill result in upwards of S15 to $50 million in additional state aid to local school districts The measure now goes back to the House for action on the Senate amendments. The Senate has approved another bill which would eliminate I he state's 52 county and joint county school districts and provide more comprehensive special educa lion SIT', ices. The bill is. expected to cost about $2'j million in stale and local funds when ii is lully implemented in 1975. To provide additional special education services, the bill replaces ihe county and joint county school system with special education agencies to be set up along the lines of the 15 area community college districts. The bill goes to the House for action. And a third key bill involving schools would require public school districts to provide transportation for private and parochial pupils. *Yeah, Diserimina Short Men* *******»»*»*»*•»** A * ft A * A A * A A ft * * * One-Ads Angry reply March 2.1974 TO THE EDITOR; I was angry when I saw the prominent place on the front page that was afforded Pastor Otto's letter to the Editor in "The Humbotdt Republican" of Wednesday, Feb. 27. Just what gives the editors of the "Republican" the right to decide who is important enough to have theirTetters printed on the front page and who isn't? Why was Pastor Otto afforded such special treatment? HU As a janitoi- and office boy. Kurt Stoebe is adequate as we know from his errand-running and sweeping op around our office. However, as a playwright and orator, the Humboldt High senior shows an unusual talent. Stoebe was one of several veteran acton giving their last performances under direction and tutelage of Meredith Case, the speech and drama studenls provided a "Night of One-Acts" in the high school's Little Auditorium, Wednesday; evening. they put on tigajluet acting ' Christian community in the Humboldt area, nor can they be construed to be the words of God. Himself, who. no doubt, would have taken a more forgiving attitude toward the people involved. As a fledging journalist working on the paper at Iowa Central Community College, I learned right away that editorial opinion belongs on the editorial page, not mixed with the news. The staff of the "Republican" apparently needs a refresher course in journalism principles. Sincerely, John R. Peterson Brunswick Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine Editor's, Note: The following is a quote from the book of Edmund C. Arnold, journalism professor at Syracuse University and the foremost authority on newspaper design: "Most papers move editorials up to the front page on occasion. William Randolph Hearst used to do it with frequency and today his newspapers still lead in such use,"-Chase McLaughlin. The hill v.;is approved by the H'lUM- education committee hy ;» '.i >le uf 11 to 5; a companion bill has been voted i^u: of ;he Senate education cornmiMce on a six to one '. n'. I •. A law suit in federal court a 1 I)e* Moines has tied up '•orne $1.1 million appropriated by the last legislature lor auxiliary services, such ihingi as special education, remedial Cervices, guidance, library services and audio •. i-ual materials. The non-public -chooi backers are pessi- rr.i-tic about obtaining these lur.rl- and therefore are |ir"|i>,-ii!tf to the lawmakers thai '.lie money be used to fund transportation (or a portion of the M.500 non-public >chool pupils in the state. TAXES State tax collectors are running about $20 million ahead of projections at this tune. During the first eight months of the fiscal year, through February, the stale has collected $510.7 million. Individual income tax collections are running 19.7 per ce.'j. ahead of collections for the same eight months a year earlier, $191.8 million corn- selections^ two honors during District'Speech Contest competition. .-.' Stoebe's original Reader's Theatre entry, "The Trial of Captain Vere,"* received a I rating, the top at District Speech, and had its first public performance Wednesday evening. The play was written by the senior as a sequal to Herman Melville's sea classic "Billy Budd". as an entry in the University of South Dakota's Presidential Alumni Scholarship competition. He should get the scholarship. For a high school senior it's tremendous. He picks up the tale at the end of the novel, after the sea_ battle, and carries the characters through the judgement day trial of Bund's commanding officer. Captain Edward Fairfax Vere. Vere was responsible for Budd's execution and Vere's trial is to determine the fate of his soul. SioebVs play, which uses flashback to Melville's tale, draws out the agonizing and brutal decision process which must be followed by men in conflict. The playwright showed Koofi insight into personalities and character in the one ar' 'irama. The writer took the lead part of Captain Vere while the support inn 'ast was led by veterans Jon Bogaard. Greg Oberman. und Lance Olson. John Greener added a touching rendition of Billy Hudd. the -irr.ple but well- loved saiior. AUo in the cast were IJO'JH Sandvin, Rich Johnson. Su-ve Reedy, Don Tripp. Pau; Rogness, John Riches, Jov'-t Former, Dave Presler. Greg Lee, Griff Hanuilui,. ij.ex and torn Warner. All parts, large and small, were read well Concerning Stoebe's original oratory "All Hands Stained on a Bloody Sabbath." Case commented. "I have never heard a speech of this quality from a high school student before." the speech written for the contest paints a picture of a decchnated battlefield covered with the dead and dying. It is actually an allegory portraying the post-Watergate political battleground. Quite effective it was. the other one-act, "Hello Out There.". featured Olson and a quite-capable Colleen' Northrop jcarryjpg out* V?fl- liam Saroyan's jailhouse drama. Olson, incarcerated as an alleged rapist, talks the girl into getting him a gun so he can escape which she sets out to do. Meanwhile, the husband of the alleged victim, Greg Oberman, comes to the jail and threatens to shoot Olson. Olson almost had him talked out of it when Oberman fires three shots into the prisoner and escapes. the closing scene was a lender one with Northrop on her knees over the body softly crying "Hello, Out There." It was not, as the audience seemed to think, a comedy. The evening opened with a duet-acting scene from "Tea and Sympathy" by Robert Anderson, performed by Northrop "and Stoebe. The scene selected was the confrontation between Laura and Bill over the subject of a young homosexual whom Laura loves. It ended with the discovery that Bill himself had latent tendencies. A well- handled contemporary subject. The other duet acting scene also centered on homosexuality with Joyce Former as Martha and Marlene Nissen in an excerpt from Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour." Like the first duet- acting action, the scene centered around one charac ter's realization of homosexuality. Former played her part convincingly before leaving the stage to commit suicide in the wings. From the ability and talent displayed before Wednesday evening's small audience, it was obvious why Case and his students fare so well in speech and drama competition.— Linehan. ***** ************************** pared to \}'&f, million, an increase of V;:.5 million. FISCHER State Representative Harold Fischer'of Wellsburg has revealed that r,t will not seek reelectior, Known affectionately as Grumpy" from Giumly ( ou.v.y, Fischer has become something of an institution in the legislative chambers Throughout his i'ighi terms ir, the House he has not hesitated to speak out "n various issues. RAY Gov. Robert Ray is' very much opposed to restoring the death penalty in Iowa fur kidnapping or any other crime. President Nixion has called for instating the death penalty in kidnapping cases where '.he victim is killed. Ray, a lawyer, told reporters that he has not seen any evidence that the to serious crimes. Ally. Gen. Richard Turner disagrees; Turner is actively trying to get the General Assembly to resiore the death penalty which was abolished in 1965. CttttCH t*r- fLD, Rmetwan. Miafeteir ' He*. S, tt. 8ai*iiM4% Mfaistw , IftlS duoL, MeraJag Worship; M» au*u Ontfrii Scboot 10 a-ffliu Radio Ministry sponsored by Mr. and Mr*. Jesse tt«*« 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., District Work Sbop for MiftfeKWSs Lay Leader, cht. of Cwtiwii on Ministries and Adtraaistraiive Board ftadnteil City t'niied Methodist Oswrcfr. t p.m.. Lenten ffibfe Study -Jes*« Christ for Today". Study* Books arc available in Use church office. Monday. March 1& 9:30 aua.. Missioa Workshop. PAilw* at twos for lho*e wishing tliis fellowship. Came for ail day or as many hours as you trisk 2:30 p.m.. Women's Hand Bell Choir rehearsal: 8 p.m., Lydia Circle at the church Hosiesse*,, Miss Mildred Henry, Miss Jan Brwn-n. Mrs. Wiitiam Borland: 8 p-m.. Rachel Circle aJ the church - Hostesses. Mrs. Bill Dodi^n. Mrs. David Dodgen. Mr*. Don MeFarland. Wednesday. March 20: 12:05 p.m.. Lenten Noontime Meditations - Rev. Paul Otto: 12:20 p.m.. Lenten Lunch served by the women of Our Saviour's Lutheran church; t:30 8:30 p.m.. Adult Membership Orientation sessions. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Robert Snyder. Pastor Sunday. March 17: 8:45 a.m.. Bible Classes and Sunday School: 10 a.m., Morning Workshop. Tuesday. March 19: 7 p.m., Volleyball Games: 7:30 p.m., Adult Information. Wednesday, March 20: 9:30 a.m.. Bible Study; 12 noon, Lenten Devotions; 7 p.m., Lenten Worship Service. Thursday, March 21: 2 p.m.. Ladies Aid - Martha Circle Host: 7 p.m.. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m.. Choir. OUR SAVIOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH Paul A. Otto. Pastor tfrttsddsto" like the soap fh* humble navy *f it-J.A•J.Utltafc ^irttfj tj*& lA jlfli—_-_ _ ,,_ VCUUUUIy luDQ IOT TilUVI lUHlv far two teJitiSriei Itt JflH§ itf r**Ht C e r vices; 9 a.m.. Coffee Hour; 9:15 a.m., Sunday School, Confirmation and Adults; 10:30 Informal Worship Service: 5 p.m., "Welcome to the Lord's Table"; students only; 7 p.m., Adult Study, "The Future of the Great Planet Earth." Tuesday, March 19: 7 p.m., Women's Volleyball, Jr. High Gym: 8:30 p.m.. Men's Volleyball, Jr. High Gym; Evening Circle. Wednesday. March 20: Afternoon and Evening Circles: 12:05 p.m., Lenten Meditations and Lunch, Methodist Church, Speaker: Pastor Paul Otto: 7:30 p.m., Midweek Lenten Services, Pastor Gerald Engelhardt. speaker. Thursday, March 21: Morning and Afternoon Circles; 6:45 p.m.. Children's. Junior, and High School Choir; 7:30 p.m., 7th and 8th Confirmation; 7:30 p.m.. Senior Choir: 5 p.m.. "The Role of the Post-Confirmation Youth in the Church", Waldorf College, Forest fiiy. Sunday. March 24: ft a.m., Worship: 9 a.m.. Coffee Hour: 9:15 a.m.. Sunday School, Confirmation and Adulls; 1U:.'#) a.m.. Worship: 5 p.m., "Welcome to the Lord's Table": parents, teachers and students to attend. Bring a sack lunch. OUR SAVIOURS LUTHERAN MARCH CIRCLE SCHEDULE Tuesday. March 19: Dorcas. 7:15 p.m.. at the church. Wednesday, March 20: Esther, 1:45 p.m., Mrs. Asaph Beebe: Hannah; 8:30 p.m., church library. Thursday, March 21: Lydia, 9; 15 a.m.. at the church; Martha, 1:30 p.m.. Mrs. Peter Duin: Miriam, 2 p.m.. Mrs. Clara Landers; Rachael, 2 p.m.. at the church; Rebecca, 1:30 p.m.. Mrs. Hill Fain; Ruth. 2 p.m.. Mrs. Orville Knudsnn. Attend rites for brother, Florida Mrs. Roger Pandil, Dorothea Cunningham and Mrs. Roger Terwilliger returned Monday evening from Lake Worth, Fla.. where they had gone by plane March 9 to attend services for their brother, Robert J. Terwilliger. av t&tn have jumped in pffc* from #, doltm pet btt«d3f*rf *tigttlii J&f 1 ttf 64 doilare last year." that was last year. At retail the navy bean ha* approximately doubted in price ia the last 90 DAYS! this week you will find this food staple o<t the shelves of local outlets ai 97 ceftts per pound! this is not the deluxe version with the tiny pocket of "ham flavor" enclosed, the price is for one pound of dry beans — the kind you soak and boil or bake, you add the meat and seasoning. That pricing amounts to 97 dollars per hundred weight at retail for dry soup beans! Why such fuss about pea beans? Because it eptimozes artificial scarcity in a land of plenty, and export of plenty to the status of detriment to our own people. We exported wheat to the point that bakers warned about "a dollar a loaf for bread. Without such warning we exported soup beans to the point where they flirt with a dollar a pound. In language anyone can understand, no fancy talk, the pea bean story should teach us discipline enough to sell surplus overseas AFTER provision for internal, domestic. need. Dumb talk? Isn't it intelligent to trade first among outsetves, feed our own, then export surplus for profit but not practice extortion on our own? This bean bit is not a vendetta with local retailers. They must earn a profit. Basically retailers reflect wholesale prices with a t&asonahje, allowance tot, a.,,, •Jirofit rmWfcin. *'* -. .-— *?°V-v* ' _. forifottHi Id cofflilned coittffrtnu ,-, Newl I'm hoping that reUflers will convey a sensible message of consumer resistance to those above them ...-.^ expensive fo6ds* , prices for bean* - Ifffia, ptflt* navy, kidney, «nd to on -* have in«rea8*d al mUchji fivefold *!*!«• JanUS-ty of 1978. Reuil prices have. tteffUM. somewhat less. Baby Uffltt, for example, went from 20 cents to 47 ceii&fcf JftttAd* the rising prices are caused by a decrease in production, a big increase'in export* aftdF strong domestic demand by homemakers looking for low- cost sources of protein. The outlook- for 1974! Maybe prices will come down, maybe not." "Streaking" will be a bffc thing this Spring. It contains" almost the right ingredient* of shock and amusement. I doubt that it will be heavily censored as long as it remains an honest "fun" thing. Most recognize it as a frustration release no more ridiculous than yester-years tolerance for gold-fish swallowing contests, or packing bodies Into phone booths, or campus panty raids. I don't encourage it, but I can't condemn it as all bad, as long as it is honest regression to infantile behavior when these same young people might have raced about the house without a stitch, and parents and friends didn't mind. There is a bit of the elemental in all of us. that Is why bikinis, and swimming trunks miniaturized into glorified athletic supporters are acceptable as beach attire. the young people have applied a bit of daring, .and lot of regression, and the "bold" exploit nakedness as their fleeting claim to fame. We can live with curre.nt.JW spontaneous, a i-facade disruption of self-government sensitive enough to differentiate between safety valves and bomb fuses. Hold March 9 rites for Sanf ord 0. Bygness, 77 Sanford Ole Bygness, 77, Goldfiold area farmer, died in Rotary Ann Home, Eagle Grove. Wednesday afternoon, March 6. Services for Mr. Bygness were held Saturday morning in Lake Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Pindell officiating. Burial was in Lake Township Lutheran Cemetery. Kastler Babcock Funeral Home was in charge with graveside military rites by the American Legion Post of Renwick. Surviving are the widow, Stella: two sons: Russell, Renwick; and Don, Sac City; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, a brother, Jeffrey Bygness, Eagle Grove; and a sister. Mrs. LeRoy Switzer, Denver, Colo. Mr. Bygness was born in Wright County and attended (he rural schools. He married Stella Anderson of Eagle Grove in 1922 at Eagle Grove. They farmed for two years near Goldfield and two years near Clarion. They moved to their present farm in Lake Township, south of Renwick. Mr, Bygness was a veteran of World War I. Mrs. Leland Temp/of on dies at Gait, Calif. Mrs. Leland Templeton, 56, Gait, Calif., died early Monday morning at her home. The former. Charlotte Olson, the daughter of H. M. Olson and the late Mrs. Olson, was born Sept. 14, 1917, at Bode. She was confirmed in St. Olaf Lutheran Church and was a graduate of Bode High School. In November, 1936, she married Leland Templeton at Bode. The Templetons lived in New York several years and then moved to California about 25 years ago. Funeral services will be held at Gait Thursday. Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Melba Fay; her Mr. Terwilliger died suddenly March 7 from an apparent heart attack while attending a meeting of American Legion Post No. 47 ai Lake Worth, where he was currently serving as chaplain. Services were held Sunday evening, March 10, at Dorsey Funeral Home with private services for the family Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. Interment was in Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery, Lake Worth. father, H. M. Olson, Humboldt; brothers: Ronald, Bode; James, Humboldt; and Curtis, Cascade, Iowa; sisters, Lucille, Mrs. Carl Olson, Livermore; Thelma, Mrs. AI Miller, Gait; Melba Olson, Gait; Aleda, Mrs. Gilbert Nissen, Humboldt; Jorine, Mrs. Dick Henely, Algona; and Mildred, Mrs. Bob Welsh, Houston, Tex. Court Record 35 - Melvin P. Cellini,' speeding, 125 plus coats. 2-2 Michavl W. Skow, speeding, $30 plus costi. 22 - Michael W. Skow, charge change to Inf. 4492$ reckless driving, $30 plus costs. 2-25 • Floyd L, Armstrong, public intoxication, $15 plus costs. 35 Mark R. Tokheim, disobeyed stop sign. $10 plus costs.

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