The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on February 18, 1967 · Page 5
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Humboldt, Iowa
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Saturday, February 18, 1967
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THE MUMBOLDT INDEPENDENT Pufc||.h.d WNMy .1 Humboldt, low., Ev. fy Soturdoy by HUMBOLDT PRINTING COMPANY Publl.h.d Each Saturday at 528 Sumn.r, Humboldt, lowa, and .nt.r.d ai i.cond clati matter undtr th* Act of 50548 " d Cl °" polta »* P° ld of Humboldt, lowa, ....... SHARON ZEMAN ..................................... . s 0 bc ( pon DELMAR D.SMIDT .......... JENS SORENSEN ............... ... ....................................... p'Z.r MAVIS OREOERSEN ............................... '..'.'..'.'.'Z."v of ;7 y p.r RONDA BARTON ................................................... J 0 ,, 0 wr/».r PAT JOHNSON .............................................. OoM/fttrf Ad, SUBSCRIPTION RATES MUMBOLOT AND ADJOINING COUNTIES TS» Humboldt lnd»p«nd«nt, On« Y«or ...$4.00 Th» Humboldt Republican, On* Y»or $4.00 Both for On* Y*ar $5.00 ELSEWHERE IN IOWA Independent or Republican, On* Y*ar $4.50 Both for On* Y*or $5,50 ELSEWHERE IN UNITED STATES Independent or Republican, One Year $5.00 Both for One Year $6.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display P*r Inch, Independent or Republican 0.70 Combination Independent and Republican 0.98 National Rote, Combination Independent and Republican.. 0.98 Cl«iilfl*d Adi, Minimum 50*, P*r Word 0.04 Card of Thonkt 1.00 Notlcat 1.00 The time is near—the need is great Fifty-five years ago the people of Humboldt saw the need of a fire station-and they got it. We have a need for a new fire station to replace the one that met the needs of 55 years ago. Will the new need be met? We think it will and we believe the voters will say so with a resounding "yes." Humboldt is a city that presents a good appearance to its visitors. It's great to get a stranger or newcomer in the cor and drive him over the town, with pride pointing out our beautiful trees, beautiful homes, impressive bank buildings, churches, recently built elementary and high school buildings, industrial buildings, wide streets and well stocked stores. You might even take your friend into some of these fine buildings. But would you take hjm into the "fire station where he could see the fire trucks parked *so close together no one could walk between them? Would you show him the room where fire fighting chemicals are kept? Would you drive him up the alley and show him the two-room suite of the local police department. . Or would you drive by the fire department and police department and just casually mention that we have one of the best volunteer fire departments and small city police departments in the state of lowa and let it goat that. You know and I know that police department and fire department buildings are not built for tourist attractions. But we also know if these departments are equipped and housed the way they should be it will be something that we can point to with pride. We need the adequate housing for police, fire, and city administrative deportments that a municipal building con provide. Let's get about the task of meeting these needs. It begins with a "Yes" vote on February 23. By CrSoit McLouoh//n This town has wrestling fever. Imagine three Humboldt wrestlers Waterloo bound for the state tournament, having earned that honor through district and sectional meets. Joe Fitch has brought wrestling, Humboldt's newest sport, a long way In four short years. There'll be Humboldt supporters In the stands at Waterloo next week end. You basketball and football followers may think you are great fans. But for interest and devotion, nothing compares to a hopped up wrestling fan. Brother he bleeds! He dies with devotion. An Interesting question was asked from the floor at the annual meeting of the Humboldt Coop Creamery Thursday night. It was why the retail price of a gallon of milk had gone up 25.8 cents more than the Increase paid the producer. That sounds like a simple question that would call for a simple answer. But economics are never simple and if you have the answer you are probably wise beyond your years-if not rich. Six men were nominated tor two positions on the Board of Directors of the Humboldt Coop Creamery. One patron asked whether they were "A" producers and "B" producers. Each nominee was then Identified as to whether he was an "A" producer or a "B" producer. Hartley Mackintosh, who was presiding at the business meeting, said If you could visit theirdairy barns you could tell whether they were "A" producers or "B" producers. "B" producers, he said, all have radios in their barns and "A" producers all havo television In their barns. "A little debris makes ahouse a home"-I)on Warren of radio station WHO speaking at the Hum- bolrit Cooperative Creamery annual meeting. 'TIs said the new math Isn't perfect. A person still gains weight by the pound and only -manages to lose it by the ounce. The Medicare Bill, House File 93, has passed the house and has been voted out of committee In the Senate. In Its original form In the House, the bill had a tight "restriction against open- Ing thn records to any news media. Representative Harold Knight of Humboldt sponsored an amendment to make the rec- ors open, which was adopted. We sometimes speak of records being open to the news media. What Is really meant Is records open to the public. The news media have no access to any public records that are not also accessible to the Individual, or public. to resolve the knotty problems of a civil service system for state employees. Hughes said he wants to find out exactly who Is objecting to a state civil service and why they object to it, The HumtoMf M«***4*ftt, P*fc*Mrf 11. 1917 p.* i plates. It's estimated it will cost $10,000 to $15,000 to add these two words to the license plates beginning in 1969. Initially Gov, Hughes Indicated he would sign the measure. Now a question has been raised because the letters may be too small, unless the design of license plates is changed. The letters may be only a quarter- Inch high. The bill sailed through the Senate but ran Into some strong opposition In the lower chamber. Proponents of the bill concede that the words will be too small to be readable in moving traffic, especially if coming from the opposite direction. They point out no one should be reading license plates anyway while on the move. However, they say that cars are standing still most of the time. REMAP You almost need a computer to figure out what's happening in the legislature on reapportionment. Briefly, the House has passed a resolution tocreate 18 county commissions to sub- district multi-legislator counties In time for the 1968 elections and a state commission to reduce the size of the legislature by 1970. The measure now goes back to the Senate for action. Democratic leaders have offered three alternatives to break the deadlock over apportioning the general assembly. TRUCKS The legislature is being asked to approve longer trucks on Iowa highways. The Iowa Motor Truck Association Is asking approval of 65-foot "double-bottoms." A double-bottom is a tractor and two semi-trailers. Currently double-bottoms may operate in lova at a length of 60 feet. However, 24 states, including the adjacent states of Illinois, South Dakota, Missouri and Nebraska, nov allow 65-foot double- bottoms. The Motor Truck Association says this has placed Iowa at a disadvantage in competing for business with states allowing the 65-foot length. JOBS • Gov. Hughes has sent a number of names of appointees to the Senate for confirmation. These include Gene Needles, state safety commissioner; William Noble, Oelwein Republican, state conservation commission; George Paul, Brooklyn, state parole board and Koert Voorhees, Cedar Falls, Robert Barry, Danbury, and Derby Thompson, Burlington, to the highway commission. Barry and Tompson are reappolntments while Voorhees, a Republican, succeeds John Falb, Postville. c, "BILLS- 1 '•"•A number of bills have approved by one house of the legislature. Here's a run-down on some of the more import? ant bills: Medicaid, a program consolidating medical assistance programs for the needy, passed the House by a vote of 116 to 5. . .The Senate, overriding an opinion from the attorney general, has approved a proposed constitutional amendment allowing the governor and lieutenant governor to run as a team for four year terms. . . . MEETING Gov. Hughes says he is calling a meeting of legislative and political leaders and state department heads in an attempt Social Calendar Courftif of SICVERS FUNERAL HOME MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 The A very- Rutland- Weaver Farm Bureau Women will meet at 2 p.m. at the home of lira. Leon Watson In Rutland, Special guest speaker will be Mrs. Joe Miller of Martin and Miller furniture store who will discuss color association and furniture arrangement. Women's Farm Bureau will meet at the home of Mrs. Orvllle Olson at Bode at 2 p.m. "Tips on Making Hats" will be demonstrated. Women of the community are Invited to attend. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Unique Homemakers Club meets for a tour by Lora Me- Colley, Peggy Behrendsen, and Veronica Both well, Humboldt County Association for Retarded Children meets at 7:45 p.m. at Tart Auditorium. Circle III of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church meets with Mrs. William Chantland at 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 A. I. C. meets for a party with Agnes Casserly, Clara Lander, yena Anderson and Guln- evera Watson as hostesses. Humboldt Duplicate Bridge meets at Humboldt Trust and Savings Community Room. Women's Relief Corp meets. B. P. W. meets. Nevcomer's Club meets. The Humboldt-Dakota City Newcomers Club will meet Wednesday, February 22, at the First National Bank Social Center. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2S Zion Lutheran Ladles Aid meets at 2 p.m. Devotions and topic leader, Marilyn Kuehnast; hostesses, Connie Kudart and Lola Kuehnast: Altar Guild, Connie Kudart and Marie Kirchoff, FRIDAY, MARCH 10 The Humboldt-Dakota City Lions Club will sponsor a chili- oioyster supper, serving from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Humboldt County Historical Society, Humboldt Music , Boosters Club, and the Lions Club. * PRArKtt TOME* "The public Is Invited to Inspect the present building before voting on the proposed municipal building February 23. Come. See for yourself." That was Mayor Kleve as he spoke to 250 residents on January 25. That sounded fair. I would accept. Today I did accept. Roger Day showed me aroun/l, unlocked doors, and answered my questions. We poked Into corners as welt as touring the main areas upstairs and down. He was very patient. Ungulded, I also had a look around the outside, including the foundations, and tuck-pointing on the stone work. I couldn't get to the roof. The papers say it needs repairs in the amount of $4,000. (Could be. The north wall upstairs is badly damaged by water leakage.) Speaking for no organization or Interest, here are the observations of one interested citizen. Built 55 years ago the present structure has seriously deteriorated. Repairs could be made, but they would be basic and costly. Walls have warped somewhat. Portions of the lime rock foundation, no doubt low- cost and practical in 1912 have suffered, I would say from freeze-thaw action — a process that can "rot" the best foundations in time. Were the present building to be completely renovated, whatever the cost, it would still be inadequate for today's needs, and incapable of meeting the need even a few years from now. Only the first floor is functional. The upstairs (and the stairs themselves) seem of small worth and are little used. The basement level is very bad. Fire trucks on the ground floor are parked only inches apart (6 or 8 inches). A man cannot move between them. There is little more space between trucks and walls. Despite precision parking, access to the fire fighting units is restricted. Even the driver on a fire call must duck some plumbing and squeeze into the driver's seat, like you do when the car next to yours has parked only inches away. However, the fire fighter is wearing bulky equipment and is in a hurry — and you want him to be, if house, business, or barn is on fire. I saw the driver's-side door -to'one unit that cleared a plumbing valve by approx- imately one Inch - and counted four dents in the door of that big unit where minor variations In parking the unit had caused the door, when opened, tobiimp the plumbing valve. The detail Is given only to suggest how cramped are the quarters despite careful use of space. The police department has little more space than would be allowed In a modest home for a kitchen and full bath. The Mayor, City Council, and City Clerk are housed nearly three blocks away. There is "no room for them at the Inn." The proposed municipal build- Ing seems modest and practical In concept. Sometimes projects of this type are loaded with de- sireable but impractical features. The plans, and discussions with a number of people involved, indicate an attractive, functional building is intended. The new plans provide for storage of six vehicular units. We already have six. Three trucks and a tanke'r In the presentbuild- ing, the fire chiefs vehicle (outside in winter weather) and the boat unit used for drowning rescue and search (now stored a half mile awayX Provision for expansion proportionate togrow- ing need should be Included. Conclusion: The proposed municipal building seems a necessity, not a whim. The new plan Is practical and restrained. The need seems genuine. Accept the public invitation. Tour the building. As the Mayor said, "Come, See for yourself.'" Authors and newspaper men might agree with this: "Shakespeare turned out all those works because he did not have a TV set." David Jordan of Tipton, Ind., has won the National CornGrov- ers Association's top award with a yield of 215 bushels per acre on a 20 acre plot. Jordan's record is a personal achievement, but is is more. It represents applied research with seed, soil, and methods. It is one more symbol of the general excellence of American agriculture. Food comes close to being the world's universal language. All men know its need, seek it for survival, and understand the effect of its scarcity or absence. Millions who know little of our spectacular space profrM, MM couldn't ear* lefts, cling to lite with the h»1p of America fetd. nt V. a, in nrlmlrer! In ftnMli. China, Latin America ami InmMt other Maces of the WorM tor Itt agricultural skill, whatever «tft the International attitudes may be. We cannot teed the world, though we are doing reasonably veil at It. Despite production achievement, as represented by Mr, Jordan's 21S bushels of corn per acre, foods available tor el- port must tend to decline as our population expands and steadily exerts its growing demands. The biggest long-range contribution we can make to the world's hungry millions lies In the export of agricultural krww-howand the tools to Implement that skill so that hungry nations can Improve their potential for feeding themselves. 'Bye. Keep your chin op, read the seed catalogs, and look forward to spring! READ THE WANT ADS THIS ONE GOBBLES HAY AND EAR CORN Just as Fast as Vtu Can Feed it a» Feeders asked for a bettor grinder-mixer, one to perform at high volume without "spoon feeding." Brady built it-Built it like the custom feed rigs to take the toughest abuse, day-in, day-out That's why the switch has been to Brady. >• 10" Auger swings IN' . . . delivers into a silo up to 50" high, merely by adding pipe. See it today at HUMBOLDT IMPLT. CO Highway 169 Humb*Mt BRADY GRINDER-MIX^ Slwrs Fmral Howt Harlow Stover* 24 Hour Ambulance Service Phen* 332-3247 Additional Chain far Any S» ctal Event May la Obtained •NEC at the Funeral Home. NEWS OF THE STATE BY Den R'id : Monaaar lowa Prati Auoclatlon A battle appears to be shap- ring up in the legislature over ,tS financing and operatic» of •r*a vocational - technical ••chools and community colleges. Se of the first to speak out on tht subject was Senator Eui Hill. Newton Democrat. Hil I the confirmation of Paul jowmon as state ww-lntendent olDubllc Instruction because the icfcols, nowbelngorganlied.are *™^--, financial trouble. icit financing . followed advice of i department, "lam feat ware pushing John- appotBtm«at throuf bbe- In regard to , fcllov senators. senator by a vote of 46 to 11. Meanwhile, in a speech at Ames, Lt. Gov. Robert Fulton said he believes the vocational- technical bill passed by the 1965 legislature "played too much homage to local determination in one area." The bill allowed (or the creation of not more than 20 districts, so far 16 have been created. Fulton said he believes the legislature could have done a better job In setting up area vocational school districts than vas done by various localities. "I believe the legislature would have had a better perspective for establishing the districts needed and following naturally developing areas of economic activity." The Lieutenant Governor also expressed the opinion that if the legislature had created the districts there would have been "fewer and more effective districts " A bill has been Introduced In the House to eliminate the power of local districts to levy property tax for support of these schools. Some legislators feel that the state should take command of financing these schools. A question also Is being raised about the schools, especially community colleges, being under the Jurisdiction of the state board of public instruction. A move is Soot, to set up a separate commission to overse* the operation of these area vocational- technical schools and community colleges. DISTANCE CALL THIS WEEKEND... Lowest rates ever are now in effect on many Long Distance calls. You can enjoy a pleasant family chat at reduced rates all day on both Saturday and Sunday! This weekend catch up on family news by Long Distance. It's the next best thing to being there. Lower rates all day Saturday! 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