The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on February 11, 1967 · Page 5
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Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, February 11, 1967
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THE HUMBOLDT INDEPENDENT i Q(« 5 ir£Y ^7n A i^ ws A A ^ I o Wcimmj 6 7 c3K=il I ffiffi'r PublUh.d W..M, a( Humbold,, lowo. E Y ., y So.urdoy by HUMBOLDT PRINTING COMPANY """'•' und " Morch 1 i«o < "i 'r° nd Moreh 3, 1879. S.cond do,, po , t0 g. pol d ,. Humboldt, I 0 w 0 Act o CHASE MCLAUGHLIN HARVEY ZEMAN . JIM SARGENT REVA ENOCKSON SHARON ZEMAN DELMAR D.SMIDT JENS SORENSEN MAVIS GREGERSEN RONDA BARTON PAT JOHNSON Editor and Publlthtr Ntwt Editor Advertlilng Manager Bookkttptr 5ubscr/pf/on« •••• • Foreman VorlTy Claitlflfd Adi SUBSCRIPTION RATES HUMBOLDT AND ADJOINING COUNTIES Th. Humboldt Indap.nd.nt, On. Y.or $4,00 Th. Humboldt Republican, On« t/nn Both for On. Y.or 'I^.i'Z'IZ $5 00 ELSEWHERE IN IOWA or R.publlcan, On« Y.or . it so Both for On. ^'".' $550 ELSEWHERE IN UNITED STATES or R.publlcon, One Y.or . J5 no Both (or On. Y.or '.!'!."""!'!'!'! \6M ADVERTISING RATES Ditplay P.r Inch, or R.publlcon 0.70 Combination and R.publlcon 0.98 Notional Rot., Combination Ind.p.nd.nt and R.publican . 0^98 Clo«flfl.d Adi, Minimum S0«, P.r Word fl'o4 Cord of Thonki j' n n Nolle.• . ,'nn Come April 30th Our stote capitol reporter in his column in the Independent this week reports legislators still get the most moil on the subject of daylight savings time. Personal attitudes toward daylight saving time usually vary according to whether the person questioned is a "lark" or an "owl." Those who are early birds by nature don't mind getting up on hour earlier and can't understand why others object. The "owls" generally don't give a hoot about daylight savings time, much preferring to stay up late and sleep late. Under the national legislation, daylight savings time becomes effective between the last Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October each year in all states that haven't enacted contravening statutes. The governor has announced he. will veto any > proposal to eliminate davUgnf savings time in Iowa. In spite of all the letters to the legislators at 2:00 on the morning of Sunday, April 30, national daylight savings time will overtake lowans. Rich farmers? The furor created lost year by picketing housewives, protesting high food prices, focused quite a lot of attention of the farmer as one of the culprits in the upward climbing cost of living. More often than not, the former wos caught as the anchor man in a pass-the- buck situation. For instance, supermarket managers blamed bread distributors. Distributors blamed bakers. Bakers blamed millers. And millers blamed the wheat farmers. Unless the weather was bad, the farmers had no one to blame. Just how well off ore farmers? The average net income per farm in 1965 for the United States was $4,182. The highest state average was $17,842 for Arizona; the lowest wos $740 for West Virginia. NEWS OF THE STATE to tocttt fly Oio»* McLoughlln BY Don R»id Manager Iowa Pr«»» Atioclation CHARGE It MS almost like Harry Truman calling Congress a "do- nothing" Congress. Governor Harold Hughes, known for being out-spoken on occasion, told reporters there's a "dedicated assault" in the legislature to destroy all eight of the proposed constitutional amendments passed in 1965 along with plans for governmental re- organltatlon. When asked by one of the reporters at his daily news conference whether his remarks were aimed at Republicans (who control the House 89 to 35) or Democrats (who control the Senate 38 to 89) the governor replied that they are directed at "whoever is responsible" for holding up action on reorganiu- tloo measures, constitution or statutory, SHU comments cams after he Vis asked to amplify a statement attributed to him that this If U» most unproductive legislature. MI ««4 tte wprd'may,"' Hughe* eruphaslted. "1 said this may be th* most unpro- ductive legislature." RESPONSE Republican leaders wasted little time In responding to the attack. Republican State Chairman Robert Pay said the governor has "expressed a unique way of cooperating by demanding the legislature do only what he vants done when he snaps his fingers. "No one wants legislative progress more than I do, but I do believe the legislature deserves the opportunity to debate the Issues so there can be a productive session and good legislation," Ray added. As for predictions about an unproductive session, Ray continued, "it is hardly the time to be painting a gloomy picture." FAST TIME Amidst its welter of tax-revision problems the legislature still gets the most mail and petitions on the matter of daylight saving time. Most of the mail and petitions originate in western Iowa but there is a heavy sprinkling of letters urging a return to"God's time" from throughout the state. However, the legislature isnow getting mail from those who like daylight limn and want it to be retained. A proposal to put the matter up to the vote of the people received a set-back In the Senate Governmental Affairs committee this week, when a 12-4 vote sent the matter back to its sub-committee "for further study." That's a polite way of suggesting that the matter be dropped ftr this session. A leading proponent of the move to repeal daylight time is Senator Jim Brlles of Adams. He's bucking heavy odds la view of the (act that Governor Hughes has said he would veto any proposal to return to standard tlu». As adults, we like to legislate vhat the kids can not do. But Ingislatlon has never been the answer to rearing young people Into a behavior pattern which vo think they should follow. Kids will want to do the things adults do. They'll mock us every time and you can't legislate it out of existence. If the hemline continues to rise, the wearer may be consoled that the Indians had a name for what we call the mini-skirt: A loincloth. A suburban telephone company near Houston, Tex., has made It especially easy for people with short memories to call the police department. To reach the police, the caller dials the prefix 519 and the letters H-E-L-PI Industry has enormus earthmoving machines now that take a 15-foot bite and haul 25 tons of dirt at a time. With one of those, anybody could soon locate a buried telephone cable. Just In case you're worried about passing off your $100,000 bill for a $1 bill, Just remember that the $100,000 bill has a picture of Woodrov Wilson on It and the $1 bill has a picture of George Washington on it. Telephone companies send out 600 million bills each year and ve send back approximately 575 million checks In payment. I have must read about a woman who wore Christmas Seals on 1ier chest for 30 years to prevent tuberculosis. It was not one of our Humboldt County women. PERSONAL PROPERTY A number of measures have been introduced which would reduce or eliminate personal property taxes In Iowa. Most popular with both parties Is one to eliminate the tax on household goods. But Senators Reichardt of Polk and Keying of Fayette are eyeing the matter with a view to relieving the small business man, whose tax on Inventory has always plagued him. at Meaflwhile the question of how to replace the revenue is keep- Ing various groups on the "anxious seat." This has alwaysbeen a knotty problem in the assembly, MINIMUM WAGE A minimum wage bill has made Its appearance. It would cover employees not now covered by the federal act, with certain exceptions Including employees engaged In agriculture and public employees. The rate would start at $1.25 per hour, with a provision for a lower rate for learners. Since February 1st, the federal rate has been $1.40 but the federal statute in general is applicable only to business firms engaged in inter-state commerce. SALARY There has been a "running story" the past several days on the salary of Iowa's new director of highways, Joseph Coupal. The highway commission voted In January to boost Coupal's salary from $23,700 to $27,600 a year. Gov. Harold Hughes initially wanted to hold up on the salary hike, but later changed his mind after his staff had made a thorough study of the matter. Originally the governor said the raise was too much too soon and directed the state comptroller not to pay It. Then the Governor learned that there was an understanding between Coupal and the commission about the salary increase. The matter came before the state executive council, which must pass on such matters, and the council voted 3 to 1 to approve a higher pay bracket for the director of highways. This means that Coupal could start receiving $27,600 about February 15. HANSEN Former Congressman John R, Hansen is the newest member on the state highway commission. A long-time friend of Gov. Hughes, Hansen has been confirmed by the Iowa Senate to the highway post. The vote was Boone Valley girls tie for championship Boone Valley's girls captured a share of the North Star conference championship with a defensive minded 34-31 squeaker over Goldfleld last Tuesday night, The contest was deadlocked four times In the first quarter before a ten-footer by Mary Stevenson produced a BVlead at 12-10 after the first quarter. During the period, BV's guards committed no fouls while playing fine defense. Roxanne Barrack's 14-foot bankshot broke a 12-12 tie. BV kept Its lead behind the shoot- Ing of Donna Erdman until Gold- fleld tied It at 18-18. Donna's free throw gave BV a 19-18 edge, but Goldfleld replied at 0:19 with a goal for a 20-19 Intermission lead, Two long buckets by Donna tied the game at 23-23. Becky Klasse's layup gave BV a 2523 lead, proceeded by a free throw and tvo layups by Donna. Her sudden outburst created 3025 comfort for Boone Valley. BV's forwards managed a mere four points In the fourth quarter, but It was enough as Karen Bottln, Lois Lerdal, and Jerl Erdman continued their fine defensive play. The victory was the girls' eighth straight In conference competition, putting them on top with Kanawna. BV's season record now stands at 13-3, which Includes one NSC loss. A tall, fast, talented Goldfleld boys' team humbled the Boone Valley boys In a 94-53 conference rout last Tuesday night. Goldfleld fired over the top of BV's zone defense In the first quarter, connecting on ten shots from 15 feet or farther. It was a simple case of Gold- fleld launching to a spectacular start. It was 30-9 after the first quarter. Two free throws each by Kent Swanson and Jim Schlpull narrowed what seemed to be an unsurpassable deficit to 32-13. Goldfleld quickly outscored BV, 8-2, to give.BV a 40-15 handicap. Both teams performed evenly the remainder of the half with Goldfleld sitting on a 53-26 Intermission padding. Boone Valley's offense stalled again in the third quarter, but the defense Improved somewhat. By the end of the period, Goldfield was breezing along with a 72-39 lead. Goldfleld continued Its domination of the affair In the fourth quarter. Substitutes were used freely by both coaches, with the demolition squads closing out action. The loss snapped BV's four game conference winning streak for a final record of 7-3 in the NSC. With one more game remaining, BV's season record stands at ten wins and six losses. 45 to 6, 41 votes were needed. SCHOOLS Gerry Rankln, legislative fiscal director, says Iowa's area vocational schools are In the red. Rankln estimates the overall deficit will be more than $2,5 million by June. He said the bills are being paid with "stamped warrants." Such warrants may be Issued by a public body and not paid for lack of funds. Such debts draw interest until money is available to redeem the warrants. ENFORCEMENT "Law enforcement is on the threshold of a new era, If only we can grasp the opportunity," according to state safety commissioner Gene Needles. The commissioner, In a speech at Iowa City told an audience of policemen from around the state, that policemen should band together for the good of the public and themselves. Needles said that law enforcers now have the chance to attain the. status of.true profes- sjonals_since~recent courLjtoe clslons have diminished the importance of confessions and increased the need for experts who can prove guilt In other ways. Comparing the present status of the law enforcer to that of the school teacher a few years ago, he pointed out that the teachers formed an association to assert their professionalism, "Now stories of teachers' pay raises fill the newspapers," he said. Needles said he hopes that the creation of an Iowa law enforcement academy, a proposal before the legislature, will knit local, county and state peace officers more closely together. GOVERNORS Ten Japanese governors are scheduled to visit Iowa May 19. Iowa will be the second state visited on the tour of Japanese governors. INVENTORS The Des Moines field office of the United States Department of Commerce reports 470Iowans received patents last year, an average of one for every 5,843 persons. And, they say, man only gets one original Idea during his lifetime. ALL-STAR The attorney general's office has ruled that the state board of public instruction does not have the authority to prohibit all-star high school football or basketball games. The board had adopted such a rule last summer. TAXES The state tax commission reports that if taxpayers will use the goldenrod envelope provided for use in filing individual income tax returns, this will permit speedier handling of their returns. Those taxpayers hav- jng a refund ,_due shp.yld m«rk on the outside of the envelope "refund due taxpayer.'" This will .contribute to the speed In making these refund payments. Ropohlkai wonoi to hoor book roviow Humboldt County Republican Women will meet -Wednesday, February 15. at the First National Bank Social Room when Mrs. Leland Baker will review the book, "Children of the South" by Margaret Anderson. Mrs. Burton Rood will give a report on the Lincoln Day Dinner which is to be held Saturday, February 11, In Des Moines. Coffee will be served following the meeting. HOLT INSURANCE AGENCY A GLANCE AT THE PAST Thtr* w«r« 2500 outomo- biUt in Humboldt County in 1920. Workmen b*gon work in January, 1920, on th« n«w c«m«nt brldg* at th* w«tt •nd of Sumrwr Av«nu* in Humboldt. In 1920, John Ston ton told 80 ocr«s in Humboldt County h« purchased for $20 in 1890 for $450 ptr acr« to Frank Soldow. SEE US FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS PHONE 332-3677 The Humboldt tndeptndtnt, February H, 1*7 f«f« j SCRATCH By MANCIS TONE* She l« rwoteflnf from a broken hip iffif f«f« about with the alt) ot * waller, Haw grot* i* * patient it tw LnttoriA hospital m Ft, We Can Buy You Montana, Wyoming Feeder Cattle, Calves, Lambs, Ewes. Direct from County Points or from Auction Markets. Call or Write Us CENTRAL LIVESTOCK ORDER BUYING CO, (Farmer and rancher owned and controlled) Re* 1*41, iillwf., Mont. M. P. J.rkoO, R»». Ttli»»43itQff,mSM4iii M.I R««4, R.,. Til, 14*4411 What can I do best? In what area can I best apply mv capabilities? What will I be happy doing - say ten or more years from now? The questions aren't new. They have been close to the Inner- consciousness of young adults for a long tlmn. It Is the rapid tempo of change that endows them with new significance. Sharply Increased standards of performance and revolutionary changes in vocational opportunities have intensified the need for a helping hand. Responsible youngsters hunger for objective, discerning, updated guidance. They resent dictatorship but welcome Intelligent direction. The junior high guidance pro- grom Is a big step forward. Guidance available from high school counselors Is good. Both represent a leap forward from near zero even twenty years ago. Even so, I suggest that guidance has not kept pace with need, particularly during the post- Sputnik period of accelerated education and the computerized knowledge explosion. Why not a full credit semester course in high school dedicated to three objectives such as: 1- Exploration of current and projected vocational opportunities. 2- Exploration in considerable depth of student capabilities. 3- Correlation of the two, with sensitive and sensible guidance, by full time teacher-counselors. A semester during the Junior or Senior year might be a small price to pay for enlightened direction at a time when so many are confronted with basic decision. Vocational exploration could prove as valuable as a semester of English, Manual Arts, Psychology - you name It. It could determine the ultimate individual value of them all. Colleges and universities still enroll a high percentage of bright young people devoid of a realistic sense of direction. To enter the higher level of study without a basic sense of purpose, is to place even a brilliant student at a disadvantage. College appropriately refinesvo- cational selection, provides riee'defT knowledge, cte'velops' skills, and promotes cultural appreciation. It allows for probing. Colleges and universities even graduate some who cannot answer when asked, "Whither goest thou?" Once we worried about the "missile-gap" and the hardware for national defense. It seems time to worry about the "guidance-gap" and improved direction finders for youth. Some will surely say that I'm detracting from the work youth counselors are doing. Not so. I'm saying their field needs more recognition, more support, and more time for the guides to do their best - at least a high school semester - just when students are genuinely serious about vocations because sooi THEY must decide. After being so serious about one subject, here Is t little personal note on the lighter side. My daughter, upstairs. Is Imitating bird calls. If practice helps, perhaps she vlll be another famous whistler. (It's for the birds.) Her mother Is already well known. Most everyone has heard of Whistler's Mother. Who ever head of a whistler's Dad? 'Bye now. Enjoy life. You have but one. Hospital nates Marta Sue Johnsen of Humboldt returned to her home Wednesday after having undergone and appendectomy at the Lutheran hospital in Ft. Dodge. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Johnsen. Her condition is listed as good. Mrs. Jessie Silbaugh of Humboldt was brought home Tuesday from the Lutheran hospital In Ft. Dodge where she had been a patient for the past month. Er*in SchuHw lg now it the Slston Ndfitw Home after smndiflf some time at a hospital In F(. Dodfe. Rev. Jicofe Anderson, over 97, was taken to the Lutheran hospital In Ft, Dodge, Sunday. Harry Strong underwent surgery at the Lutheran Hospital In Ft. Dodge Friday morning. He Is progressing favorably, GtLMOPE CtTY-Paul Sea is A patient at Lutheran hospital In Ft. Dodge after undergoing surgery there Saturday. On Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wessels of Palmer, entertained at a dinner. Those present were Mrs. Mary Rasmussen of Mansoti, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Walters and sons of Nevada, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Krusenstjerna and family of Ve million, South Dakota, Mr. and Mrs, Lloyd Davis and Beckt of Cedar Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stamper and family of Gllmore City, Mr. and Mrs. G, W. Janssen and Tony of Palmer, and Ralph Wright of Gllmore City. The gathering was In honor of Mrs, Jansfen and Mrs. Stamper's birthdays. LlYERMORE-Frltt Anderson vas taken by ambulance to Lutheran hospital In Ft. Dodge Tuesday morning. LU VERNE-Chrtstine Mildred, infant daughter of the Larry Kub- lys, Is a patient at the Rochester, Minn., hospitals. She Is there for observation and tests. Christine has been ill for some time, !Ulii'Mil 3 Days starts SUNDAY RENEGADE ADVENTURER AND RECKLESS COLONEL .... they carved a legend of greatness from the Blue Ridge to the Rio Grande! ..WILLIAM HOLDEN -'W-X.-x.-WX.-N.-^-^ RED TAG SPECIAL APPLIANCES -TELEVISION • STEREO Rtfrigtrotors froM $159.00 Dishwashers Iron $189.95 Wasktrs Iron $159.95 Drytrs Iron $119.95 Roi|ts fro* $219.95 Color TV fro* $249.95 Tolovisiois ffrra $79.95 Storo Coisolo frt« $141.00 130 APPLIANCES ON DISPLAY NOW Wo Aro Not FooilM This Is Tko Silo Of Solid Wo Htvo Joit It<obo4 A Foil Trolo Cor loorf Of Appliwcos Diroct Frooi Tbo Fictory tithHl| 14 Air Cooditltotrs. loy Now Aoo* Sm MMV, Utiy OoNfrt, - ri'i- i- Vt I'O

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