The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on February 4, 1967 · Page 5
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Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, February 4, 1967
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THE HUMBOLDT INDEPENDENT •ukllihed Weekly at Humboldt, Iowa, Every Saturday by HUMBOLDT PRINTING COMPANY Publlihed Each Saturday at 528 Summer Avenue, Humboldt, Iowa, and entered at tecond clan matter under the Act of Jbreh 3, 1879. Second clatt poilage paid at Humbaldt, Iowa, CHASE MCLAUGHLIN Editor on d Pub/l.her HARVEY ZEMAH N . w , Erflfo , JIM SAROENT. Advert/ting Manager REVA ENOCKSON Bookkeeper SHARON ZEMAN DELMAR DESMIDT. /Vemon JENS SORENSEN Printer MAVIS OREOERSEN VoriTyper MONDA BARTON Juifowr/fer PAT JOHNSON , C/o»ilf/ed Ad. SUBSCRIPTION RATES rfUMBOLDT AND ADJOINING COUNTIES The Humboldt Independent, One Year S4.00 The Humboldf Republican, One Year $4.00 Both for One Year $5.00 ILSEWHCRC IN IOWA Independent or Republican, One Year $4.50 Beth for One Year $5.50 ELSEWHERE IN UNITED STATES Independent or Republican, One Year $5.00 Both for One Year $6.00 ADVERTISING RATES Dlipley Per Inch, Independent or Republican JBr7V> Combination Independent and Republican w.ti National Rate, Combination Independent and ftopubllcon .... Claieiriod Adi, Minimum 50«, Per Word Cord of Thonk« 1.00 Notleoe 1.00 A poor revenue source As more states find their revenues logging behind needs, legalized gambling is mentioned increasingly as a possible new source. Pari-mutuel betting at horse and dog tracks is permitted in a number of states. New Hampshire turned a legalized lottery into a race meeting and congress exempted it from paying the federal gambling tax. Returns were earmarked for school support but experience there has shown that 52 percent of the take must be spent on operation although the state handles it. Net revenue has been far short of hopes. New York's legislature is to draft a bill this month that will create a state lottery. Residents voted by a 3-to-2 margin to have one. It, too, has revenues ma'lked for schools but the prospective yield is difficult to estimate. In general a $2 ticket sold by banks or other specified institutions is favored. Suggestions for lower priced tickets have been rejected because children and poor people would be encouraged to gamble. It doesn't seem that price ever has been much of a deterrent. Compared to the huge sums spent in its open gambling, the state of Nevada obtains a relatively small return. Arkansas, which permitted illegal gambling in Hot Springs, finally cleaned that up when former Gov. Faubus clamped down. Race track gambling is legal there. New Mexico has race meetings with betting that returns a fraction of wagers to the state, including the authorized state fair. Attempts to legalize race betting have cropped up again in the Iowa State legislature. Pleas for more schools funds, or other praiseworthy funds, seem to be a national excuse for trying to make gambling sound better. Many a family man has tried to put himself on easy street by gambling. About the only thing he did was to keep the kids from getting needed shoes. Iowa may need more revenue but there are better ways to get it than by gambling. NEWS OF THE STATE By Don R*lJ Manager Iowa Pre». Auoclatlon SESSION The Iowa legislature is mov- tm into high gear. After the ponp and ceremony of the first Ufiilatlve week, the lawmakers Mm buckled down to committee work and taking action on a number of Important measures. For taaraple, both houses have BOW pasatd the proposed amend- meaMo Iowa's Constitution on "Home Rule." This now goes ta T »vol« of the people. The rteM llmlUUoos on the powers Of «lr* councils have triggered it* fcoo* rule movement, the •raotlM to municipalities ot n dealing with November of 1968. DAYLIGHT SAVING Perhaps the most emotional issue, at present, is daylight saving time. Legislators from all parts of the state have been flooded with petitions, some favoring daylight saving time, some opposed. Sen. James Briles, Republican from Corning, has Introduced a resolution asking for a statewide referendum on the issue. The vote, under the proposal,' would be on September 11, the date of local school district elections. However, there is some question as to whether the state can conduct such a referendum, The I9651eglslaturevotedday- light saving time from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year. Congress later passed a law which requires a state, if it Is to be on "fast-time," to observe it from the last Sunday in April until the last Sunday In October. Iowa has extended itsobservance of daylight saving time to conform with the federal law. Gov. Hughes has said he would veto any bill to repeal daylight saving time. REMAP The battle over reapportlon- ment continues to make headlines. House Republicans united to pass a proposed new constitutional amendment Including a section requiring all legislators • •--'•lee.ted from single mm..-. .,»*«» Democrats a/s- ol 11-0 Id pused U» House fo i. Tic ajwndment wW ~--t, |t approved by the i general election in moerals 19 to U* Housi, of usiog " amendment. Republ By Cfcese There Is a drive to remove the personal property tar in Iowa. You can't have your cake and eat It too. If the $70 million dollar personal property tax Is taken off, another tar will have to take its place. It may hurt you worse. The following appeared recently In "The Caller," a weekly publication of Humboldt's Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. "A long time ago, people stopped assuming that "churchgoers" were automatically fine, upstanding people. "Don't come to church If you think that church people are shinning examples of what we're supposed to be. We aren't. But that's why we get together Sunday after Sunday. "We may not air out all of our soiled laundry in church on Sunday, but we come knowing that a bit of fresh air will do us some good. "None of us pretend that t few hours on Sunday will do the Job. But It's a good place to start." A news Item says monsoons flooded streets In Singapore and mini-skirted office girls waded to catch buses with muddy water lapping at their hemlines. One columnist says there may not be an American over 21 who doesn't think he can handle foreign relations better than can the Secretary of State. "Some mighty good ads in the paper today," muses the missus, "hand me my buy-focals." In boom times, our currency seems to have a boomerang quality and head back to the treasury. The same Is true in non- boom times. The path of civilization has been repaved with credit cards. in mtl 8E6SONS Should the Iowa l»|lslaturt eet every >eir? ftp iMge V* n* to proposed constitutional A George-Hoyler engagement Mr. and Mrs. Junior George of Dakota City announce trm engagement and approaching marriage of thalr daughter, Patricia Ann, to Jack Hoy/«r of Fort Dodgo, ton of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoy/er of Rockwtll City. An April baing planntd. retorted they learned the tactics from Democrats two years ago when the Democrats had control of the House. The proposal, which passed 86 to 38, calls for a House of not more than -100 members and a •Senate of not more than SO members. The House left gasping for lite another proposed amendment passed In IMS and by the 1967 Senate, which does not Include a separate district clause except on a permissive basis. A Democratic move to pass this plan was defeated 83 to 37, largely on a party-line vote. TIRES Sen. Warren Kruck, Boone Democrat, who lost a case test- Ing Iowa's law against studded tires, has succeeded in getting through the Senate a bill making the tires legal from November 1 to April 1. The Senate voted 52 to 2 to let Iowa Join 34 states in allowing studded tires. The bill now goes to the House. * RATIFY The Iowa legislature has ratified a proposed amendment to the U. a Constitution which spells out the procedure for succession in case of presidential disability. The proposed 25th amendment to the U. S, Constitution has been approved by 32 states; it takes 38 states to ratify an amendment. PICTURES Should "mug shots" be required on all drivers' licenses? That's a question being debated in legislative chambers, the Senate having passed such a bill. A dosen states now require pictures on their drivers' licenses. The bill passed by the Senate, 46 to 8, would require a color photograph, INSURANCE A bill has been Introduced in the House to require Insurance companies to tell why they cancel an auto policy. The bill was introduced by Rep. James C affray, DCS Molnes Democrat. Caffrey said ha was prompted to introduce the bill because auto policty cancellations are Increasing and in many cases the companies have been giving vague or unsubstantiated reasons. WINE In the Senate, a bill has been introduced which would allow taverns, grocery stores and drug stores* o tell win* by tnt bottle. Sen. Tom, RlUy. Cedar Rapids Republican, is eW*f. sponsor of tbt> bill. ; . . PRIMARY Republicans want- the date of lova's primary 'election moved back to June, .Tbe Democratic-controlled, IW legislature moved the primary taw UK first Monday in June to tk* first day after Labor Day In requiring annual legislative sessions. TURNER Attorney General Richard Turner thinks that county attorneys should have prime responsibility for prosecuting cases under lowa'sconsumer fraudlaw. Turner said he will ask the legislature to amend the law to require consumers to file complaints with county attorneys rather than with the Attorney General. Turner said he is convinced that county attorneys are more capable of dealing with consumer fraud because these cases occur in the local communities. William Owing* Poultry short course at Gilmore City A poultry short course will be held at the Gilmore City Lutheran Church starting at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 8, with Iowa State University poultry specialists, William Owtngs, Leonard Eggleton, Robert Jungle and Dr. Lee, on the program. The first day of the two-day course vill cover production costs, trends in marketing, disease control, nutrition, and management. The second day, Tuesday, February 14, will include different phases of nutrition, dis- e»">e. production, and marketing than those covered during the first meeting. Anyone interested is welcome to attend the short course according to Norman Moklestad, Humboldt County Extension director, who advises, "To get the most value from the program, both husbands and wives should, If at all possible, attend ALFALFA MANAGEMENT CLINIC Moiday, 10;00 A.M. t f 3=00 P.M. Frtt luck At At Blv« H«rv«ft»rt» ON ict both meetings." There Is an enrollment fee of $3.50 per person to cover the expenses of meals and material. Reservations may be made at either the Humboldt or Pocahontas County Extension offices, which are co- sponsoring the course, by Monday, February 6. Science Why on Eggs topk for 4-H club The meeting of the West Grovettes 4-H Club was held January 21, with roll call, "What -I Ate For Breakfast Today," answered by 18 members. A bake sale was voted for and will be carried on to the next meet- Ing. A Science Why on Eggs was given by Elaine Harvey. She explained why the greenish coating forms on some cooked eggs. An illustrated talk, "Especially Breakfast" was given by Deanna Harvey. Becky and Beth Marchant prepared and served a breakfast. Slides were shown by the leaders. They were on the sizes of pans- and tins used in baking and table setting. Lunch was served by Cynthia Spellmeyer and her mother. Recreation was led by Cynthia Spellmeyer. 1966 soybean performance tests released Iowa State University has just released a new publication, AG18-6, "Soybean Variety Performance-1962-66" according to county extension director Norman Moklestad, who says, "The publication summarized the performance of 17 varieties tested at eight experimental farms. "The results are presented as five-year averages including tests beginning in 1962 and continuing througn 1966. Similar varieties are compared for seed, yield maturity, height, lodging and protein and oil. Also included in the publication is a brief description of each variety that suggests the areas of state where each variety is adapted, estimates the yield protential and discusses other characteristics unique to the variety. Varieties which are immune to Phytoph- thora root rot are also named and described. "Copies will be available at the Humboldt County Extension office." The Klwanls Club is sponsor- Ing a county-vide promotion of the SMV (slow moving vehicle) emblem as an Instrument of highway safety. Art Ashton and Don Wlshart are In the foreground as members of the club's Agriculture and Conservation Committee. Here, in Iowa, it is often necessary to move modern machines of agriculture along the highways - but it is not necessary that such movements cost so dearly in lives and property. The Klwanls are performing a great service in encouraging use of the SMV emblem. Don't be content to lament the tragedy of highway collisions. Be willing to assist sound safety pro- programs. The Klwanls are offering such an opportunity. Let us help, each in our own way. With Acapulco as the setting Life magazine recently carried a photographic feature showing 1967 styles of swim suits for women. One, though cut high but brief In front, In back dropped away like the sales graph for a bankrupt corporation to - near zero. For some reason this reminded me of the theme from a Junior high school lecture that went like this: "Hitch your wagon to a star, but don't forget to put the end-gate in." That was it! The swim suit designer forgot the end-gatel Mayor Jean M. Kleve greeted and then was seated next to the distinguished guest speaker Countess Maria Pulaski of Poland at the recent Chamber of Commerce ladies night banquet. He represented the community as a mayor should - with courtesy, conversation, and the spirit of welcome. Later, after the Countess had concluded her stimulating account of her experiences as an Allied Forces spy In Poland during World War H - you could have heard a pin drop on the wall-to-wall carpeting. Had a pin dropped, there certainly would have been several cases of shock. The audience was definitely "with" the Countess. Abruptly Countess Pulaski became Martin David Hughes, American, male, skilled actor, and perpetrator of a hilarious hoax! It was Mayor Were who bore the brunt of the revelation, with overtones of surprise, chagrin, and laughter. He took it In stride. Of the 250 present, the count indicates that 246 were surprised. The Mayor was one. I was another. There were 144 others. Certainly that Is a good job of representing the people I Mr. Kleve did very veil. Great cartoonists distill a message until It Is perceptable at a glance, a wonderful skill. Iowa's late Ding Darling was one of the great men in this field. Iowa has another candidate for a niche in the "cartoonists' hall of fame" - Frank Miller, great cartoonist and talented artist. The President's proposal to Congress on Social Security Is another sweeping change In the plan. It will Influence most families and most businesses In this country for scores of years and deserves a hard, close examination before approval. Flexibility responsive to dollar valuation seems sensible If retirees are to have a meaningful measure of security upon retirement. This could be done by a formula of contributions that increases with inflationary tendencies and decreases with deflationary tendencies. Benefits could be made similarly responsive. It would seem that the proposed alterations provide only for expansion of contributions and broadened benefits, with no stopping point in sight-like a fast car without brakes. The power to tar Is the power to destroy. This truism has been known for centuries. It seems to stalk us now. If Social Security is to remain a meaningful caption it must provide benefits more closely proportionate to contributions. It must not be a political football for political parties inclined to gauge the quality of administration soley by the decibel register of applause. The program is this country's greatest security trust fund deserving the best administrative skill it is possible to attain. I'm not convinced that through the years it is getting that kiad of treatment. COMMi Vp 19 fl MMnilMI 1MK la** mt^amMMmmmmmmfl M Mtomv ammt^mMmtmftl •U COHCrlUVIlV 10 IN pnVrin from (Mr iMMw - tor ft lift* UHlt. TfMOT pMflt irt aware (Hit tlwlr •ffiftofirt (00 in nuny Cm**, hm ifimM«r«f • §iml- lir financial burden 16 provide •Murlty after retirement, Ut thli lone-rum iBotatl effort t» iMMtai by political oMorrafllflfn ftin the froonrlmH of recrimination will be i wry potent force! We haven't Aillr unaicd the effect* of Medicare •• an appendage of Social Security. The medical program 1§ but Mren month* old. Major provlgions of the medicare provision* be* ctme effective during January, 1M7. To nuke the «we«plnf chances that are now suggested seems like too much too quick. It seems that the changes are more politically popular than practical Just now. What I'm really saying Is, the new proposals deserve your cireful attention, before rather than alter they are acted upon. It is a matter of rather basic importance to millions of our people and their welfare. This little Item ha*been aromd for quite some time and must have some merit to have endured so long. See if you agree: Two small children were In adjacent beds In a hospital. Said one to the other, "I am a girl. What are you?" "I am a boy." "But you look like a girl." "I am a boy. I'll show you when the nurse leaves." When the nurse left, be shyly lined the blanket, "See," he said, "blue booties." Nice youngsters. 'Bye tor now. •twfor ilicilt btU Debbie Leonard and Diane Himrod presented a baking powder biscuit demonstration during the Merry Maidens 4-H club meeting held at 7 p.m., Saturday, January 18. Other demonstrations were given by Darlyn Johnson and Jackie Volk, "Hot Cereal on a Cold Day," Krlsti Helm and Marlys Dtxon, "Setting the Table," and Cheryl Bothne and Cathy Ehrhardt, "Muffins." Games were played, led by Kristi Helm and Kathy Benda, and refreshments were served by Diane Himrod and Para Collins. READ THE WANT ADS BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL HUMBOLDT CITY OFFICIALS Jeen M. Klove, Mayor Harold Solbeok, City Clerk L. W. Dickinson, Chiof of Pollott Councilman Ernest Clemenaon Robert Holden Chrlatenaen R. T. N.wton Norman M. MoArthur JOHN EDWARDS REAL ESTATE BROKER FARM MANAGEMENT PkoM UZ-1K3 HtmbeMt, I«wa COUNTY OFFICIALS Attorney, John Manafleld Auditor, Ortn Nalaon Aaaeaaor. Marl* Phllllpa Clark of Court. A. H. Qoettaoh Engineer, Varnon Mlllrr Recorder. Bather J. Ruble Sheriff, Marvin Anderaan Superintendent, Harold Gran- n«r Treaaurer* Phyllla Chrlatanaan Coroner, Dr. J.,H. Coddlnffton tfAKOTA CITY TOWJN OFFICIALS Orvllle Kaudaoa, Mayor Judy A. TkOBpaon, Town Clerk Councilman Dale Rhode a Jerry L. Geore* Robert Myere Marvin Bernow Robert Griffin JAQUA * MANSFIELD LAWYERS J***a BM«> • U« Summer Phone 332-Zltt Humboldt OLSON ABSTRACT CO. EmU 8. Day SU-ISM Humkoldt la. CHURCH PASTORS MethodJet Church Dr. W. Morris Klldal Rev. S. H. Hammer Congre cat tonal Rev. Franola P. Burr Our Savlour'a Lutheran Kev. L. C. Janaon R»v. Arthur Montgomery St. Mary'a Catholic Monalgnor J. E. Tolan Seventh Day Adveotlat Ruaaell Johnaoa Zlon Lutheran Church Mtaeourl Synod. 304 No. Taft and Beaver Townahlp Rev. Larry Kudart Fifth Avenue Baptlat Rev. Carroll Erlokaou Cleee* •iaeraaayi Evening* by Appointment Phone 331-1751 SltH Sumner Humboldt DM. DAVID W. HOVT OHIWOPHACTOH Complete Health Service Houri 3-18 a.m. 1:30 to I p.m. BILL HAFNER BOOKKBBPING ASD TAX BBMVICK Lecte* MeJMIa* reraeaalU*a< Service T« Meet Veer N*«4e oil. a*a-iw »ee. aaa-aaM BEN MILLER UMI1I CIVIC AND SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Chamber of Commerce T. P. Welch, Pr.aldent Rotary Club Maeoa Knight, Prealdaat Klwanla Club Duaae wind, Prealdent Llone Club T. P. Welch, Preeldeat Jayoeea Perry Slakleu. Prea- ldent The American Legion John Van Horn, Commander American teflon Auxiliary Mra^John Seller, Pieeldeat Veterane ot Fore Ian Were Leonard Colllne, Command*. V.F..V. Auxiliary Mra. Daane Saathott Womaa'e Club Mra. U. L. Nottnw. Float- dent Buelneee, Proteeeloa*! Women Mre. Bute menett. PteeUenl Beta SUmn Pal toMtlty Mre. Dannie meew, Preetdeat U>e. tiarrte meifcow. fn«i DM. •OVKLAHD DR. E. P. 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