Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 27, 1976 · Page 89
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 89

Nampa, Idaho
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Friday, February 27, 1976
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The Idaho free Press. Friday. February 27, an-1 MARSING - The Owyhee Nu^ct, published at Marsing by Mr. and Mrs. Rodney A. Hawes, had its beginning 15 years ago on May 5, 1891, as the DeUmar Nugget published at the mining town of DeLamar in Owyhee County. The paper was broughl inlo existence by L.A. York and John Lamb, co-publishers of the Owyhee Avalanche. a newspaper founded by (he Wasson brothers on August 19 1865. al Silver City and becoming the first daily newspaper in Hie Idaho territory having telegraph news service - the line coming in from Winnemucca. Xev. In 1891 the publishers of the Avalanche divided the equipment of their Silver City office to carry on the Nugget operations at DeLamar. John Lamb severed his relations with the Avalanche, running the Nugget at DeLamar until 1901. He Ihen moved the paper to Silver City, changing the name to the Silver City N'ugget. The Avalanche suspended publication the firsl year in 191)5. wilh the Silver City Nugget t a k i n g over the Avalanche, including their plant and subscriptions. Lamb Ihen changed the name of the Nugget again to (he Owyhee Nugget, and thai masthead continues lo be borne by the official Owyhee County newspaper. First Owyhee Nugget was printed in DeLamar Publisher Frank Burroughs purchased the Owyhee Nuggei at Silver City and moved ihe newspaper lo Bruneau in 1912 Burroughs did not remain long with the newspaper in Bruneau. H . W . Gahan became the publisher until Charles Pascoe of Mountain Home purchased it in 1912. Pasco continued (he newspaper until July of 1936. when he retired due to poor health. For three years the paper was leased to Rodney A. Hawes, and was subsequenfly purchased by M i . and Mrs. Hawes in 1939 and moved in Marsing in May of 1940. The Owyhee Nugget is made up every week on a marble slone which has chiseled on one end: ·Owyhee Avalance. I.T. (Idaho Territory Wasson Co." The Owyhee Nugget today is one of Ihe few nevcspapers primina from hoi melal - thai is. using a linotype lo set the type, instead of a photo process. Some of the type still used loday was used by the Owyhee Avalanche and Ihe Owyhee Nugget Type is slill sol by hand as il was :'.0i) years ago. The newspaper press was originally made for publishing books, and was purchased second-hand from Chicago. The paternal grandparents of publisher Hawes came to Hwyhoe County from Ohio in a wagon train. Malernal grandparents came lo Owyhee County by immigrant railroad car lo Elko. Nev.. Ihen by wagon lo Bruneau. l.eona Hawes considers her parents pioneers, also. They came liy Model T Ford from Kansas in 1920 and purchased a farm near Old Forl Boise. I'.S. Senator James A. McClure. while serving as Idaho's K i i s l District Congressman reprinted an article in 1971 aboul publisher llod-ioy Hawes in the Cor;;rossional Record. The article was printed in an issue of Empire Builders, a publication of Kasum Advertising Associates in Boise. Some of Ihe stalements ore as follows: "The floor of the room in which the Nuggcl is prepared has long since lost whatever varnish mijjhl once have been applied lo it; the cement portion of the floor is a rich mine of lead filings, dust, old clippings, discarded nolcs, headlines... "This is nol a description of n d i r t y office, a cluttered workroom, or a shop that is sloppily kept. Kalher. this is a publisher's office, piinlshop and headquarters of a man so busy wilh getting mil a newspaper Ilial regular sweeping, spotless desks and surgical cleanliness have no place, assume no value in his method of operation. These are characteristics rather limn criticism. "This place is run by a man wlm sits under his linotype machine, composing as he operates (he machine and who lias learned lo give; a friendly wave simply by nodding his head anil arching h\s eyebrows when a passerby glances in Ihe lirinlsliop window. \ " 'The Owyhee KugKel lias been a force for a long lime in ihe development of southwestern Idaho, and few men have worked as tirelessly as Kndncy Hawes for Ihe good ol hi.; community and stale, iSenator Frank Churchi "Hndney himself says, ·Editorials can't slop at merely being critical, they nuisl offer constructive advice, solulions and iillernalives Kdilorials must help gel people to lake a .-'! niifi lorti i] problems "Rodney Hawes and Ihe Owyhee N'iggel aren't unique to soulhweslern Idaho. His editorial brothers and sisters- live their lives and publish their . newspapers in Ihe bayous of' 1 Louisiana: Ihey have gone' sugaring off in Maine and. V e r m o n t : they've w a t c h e d ' rainbow sunsets in Arizona....' · America is a belter nation i because of Ihe many Rodney, Hawes and Owyhee Nuggets" across the countrv." For Bicentennial Woman directs Marsing activity ByTwilaMcGralh MARSING - .Mrs. Robert J. Caldwell has been president of the Marsing B i c e n t e n n i a l Committee since il was first formed on March 28. 197-1. when a groupof26 met in the Caldwell home. She and Mrs. Morris Larsen thought a group like that could do a lot for the town. Present officers are Mrs. Larsen. secretary and Mrs. Dale Dobbin, treasurer. The main objective was lo clean up and beautify Marsing. Marigolds were chosen to be planted wherever possible, as Ihey need little care and are bright and cheerful One of Ihe first ideas the group had was lo see if something could be done aboul the Marsing end of the Snake River Bridge approaches. The area was a sad sight overgrown with weeds and scarred by motorcycle, trails. William ".Sacht of the Idaho State Highway Department met wilh the commiltee and listened to their ideas, bul staled that at thai time there were no funds set aside for such a project. He explained thai f u l u r e plans called for the widening of the highway from (he bridge lo one block past the railroad tracks, wilh sidewalks and curbs installed. It was a year and a half later in October. 1975. when work was started on theapproacbes by Ihe Highway Department. The concrete retaining walls with a sidewalk along the top and a sprinkler irrigation system were contracted to Ihe A and J Construction Company of Homedale. The center of each slope was lefl open and the Highway crew planted shrubs and trees in this area with bark chips covering the ground. The project cosl nearly $55,000. fl is a great improvement over Ihe old over-grown weeds, trash and motorcycle Irails and members of (he committee are most proud of the completed project. In the first work projecl members assisted the Marsing Chamber of Commerce in the 1974 "May Clean-Up Day." Leaflets were printed explaining objectives the committee hoped to accomplish and urging everyone lo clean-up and fix-up iheir property. The members divided the town and called on each household, gave (hem a leaflet and asked (hem to cooperate. Trucks were assigned to pick up trash. The day w?s a big success. R.J. Caldwell. in charge of trucks, reported 87 truck loads of trash were picked up and hauled to the city dump. Ladies of the committee served doughnuts, coffee and punch to Ihe workers al Island Park during Ihe morning and sack lunches al noon. Ten people attending the first meeting were named as board members. They are: Ramona Curt, Joyce Caldwell. Bea Larecn. Dave Hakan. Doran Parkins, Oltfln Bodily. Diamu Caldwell, Jean Vallotton. Doris Hausken and Twila McGralh. J.M. Neil, direcior of the Idaho Bicentennial Commission met with the group and after his suggestion. Mrs. Caldwell. Mrs. Larsen and others met with the City Council to get their approval of the commiltee. The commitlee then requested that Marsing oc designated a B i c e n t e n n i a l c o m m u n i t y , enabling Marsing to obtain assistance in their planning. There are many projects and events the Bicentennial committee has sponsored or are planning. For a short while residents were asked lo save Iheir newspapers for the committee. They were gathered and bundled up and sold until it was no longer feasible since there was no local market for (he papers. Two flea markets were held raise money. Some of the proceeds from Ihe first one were used to purchase tile to enclose an irrigation ditch thai ran across Itie front of Ihe high school property. The city installed the cemenl tile and the Highway Departmenl graveled the parking along the side of the highway. The cosl of ihis was close in MOO. In August 660 persons were counted in an unofficial census taken by members of the commitlee for the City Council. The Idaho Bicentennial Leona and Rodney Hawes check an issue of the Owyhee Nugget. Editor Rodney Hawes works at his slone (make-up) desk. Hawes puts in many hours at the linotype machine to print the Nugget. 3 Mrs. Robert J . C a l d w c l l Covered Wagon visiled Marsing on May 3. 1975. A parade, with Senator Walter Yarhough ol Grand View as the grant) marshal!, was held wilh one of Hie largest crowds ever to attend an event in Marsing reported. The Rutherford County Square Dancers of Tennessee performed in Marsing on June 19. 1975 The group includes 20 l«nagers and Iheir advisors. They also held a workshop of square dancing in Nampa for local -1-H members. After Iheir exhibition dancing of old-lime dances the audience square danced. Group members were guests in local homes while in Marsing. A Bicentennial Ball is being planned for February 28,1976 at the school. There will be a contest for the best colonial costume. An exhibition of early colonial dancing and the Grand March are planned to begin al midnight. May 23, 1976 is the big Bicenlennial Day for Marsing. starting with a parade. A 300- voice choir is being organised by Doran Parkins and everyone is asked lo wear old-lime costumes. Tne commillee hai obtained Bicentennial window decals and some of these will be presented to local businesses that have improved their property Ihe mosl. What keeps First Security on the same track of strength, solidarity and profitability that we have been on since the First Security Corporation system of banks became an entity in 1928? Basically, it is a continuation of the sound banking practices, honest efforts and excellent judgment that characterized our individual predecessor banks which came together 48 years ago under the First Security Corporation banner. First Security is today the largest banking organization in the Intel-mountain West with resources of over $2 billion. Our system is strong in assets, strong in reserves and strong in capital, with none of its strengths impaired by problem loans or unprofitable activities. This message, and the figures that support it, is addressed to the over 500,000 present customers we are privileged to serve, and the many others who will be banking with us in the future. We want to assure you also of our gratitude, and our ability, and dedication to continue providing you up-to-date, useful, innovative, safe and secure banking services. We intend to be worthy of your trust in the year ahead as we have been in the past. We count as part of our responsibility the obligation to meet the financing needs of agriculture and business, which we did last year in the amount of $1.5 billion; and with our mortgage servicing portfolio of over $1.17 billion, we are making a vital contribution to homeowrtership; and we intend to help meet the needs of con- sumers with our Timeway and BankAmericard services through which we loaned out $437 million last year. And we are finding new ways to be more usefufto our customers through the introduction of new services such as Retire-amatic, Continuous Interest on savings, Individual Retirement Accounts, and newest of all, Timeway Simple Interest Loans. With 132 banking offices throughout Utah and Idaho, and in Wyoming, serving your business and personal requirements in your own community and neighborhood, we are indeed big enough to help and small enough to care about you and your financial needs. A message liom George S. Ecctes. Chatnan Chief Execute Of oxa-xl the over 3.000 people alFrstSeci.nty. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET December 31. 1975 (Unaudiled) SEVEN OTHER BANKS AND THESE SUBSIDIARIES FiraJ Security Inturanct, Inc. Firsl S*curty in Int. Co. ol Texai Flnl SKIV*) Company Fkst SKttrtly DriKwp. Flral SKurtty Luting UW) Mortal** Loan Corp. S4curttfe*-lft?ifmO4Ml«fn. Inc. (StMCOj Flnl Security Computer Cmtor, he. RESOURCES Firsl Security Corporation System of Banks ASSETS 1975 Cash and Due From Banks S 320.399.iI1 United SfXes Gowmwni SecuriliM 214,»5l,3f8 Stale Kid Municipal Securities 118.199,317 Other Securities 7«.671,076 Trading Account Securities ' 4,148.120 Fed. Funds SoU t Sec. Purchased Under Agreemenl lo Atsell 69.070.000 Loans and Dfccounls (Nel ot Valuabon Reserve ol 111,9S5.31() 1.1W.446.M2 OtiKt Leat« Financing 27,3B 0.100 Bank Premises, FumHure and Flilures (Net Alter Depreciation) 3l.tD2.073 Stock hi Fedenl ReseneBank 2,706,1X10 Investment m Mon-ConsoUdiled SubsWlacy . . 2.145.807 A«rued Income Receivable 17.100.296 Other Real Estate (Net of .Vehatkifi fteeene ol $J,«J5.7M) ( ) ,504.014 Other Assets I 10,625,«2I TOTAL ASSfJS 12,IOS,1S4,H2 LIABILITIES Deposits Demand Deposits Trme Deposits · Tolal Deposits Fed.FundsPurch.tSee.SoldUndtr Agreements loRepurch. Commercial Paper Accrued Income Tins Accrued Interest, etc. Oth* Liabilities Notes Parable Within One Year 7S Notes Due October 1, 1979 Floating Rals Notes Duel Ml Tenn Notes Due 19(2-66 Total Llabrlhkts , J 631.100.6*4 1.0S2,34,MO i.M1,334\6~M 104,479,049 46,144,273 5.M2.772 9 4f f. |i s ' ' 3J,3(1 ,M« 25,000000 30.000.00C 19,000,000 t,75»,3$« . Preferred Stock: S3.15 Cum. Corn. : ' Series "A" Outstanding- 132,762 Shares Common Stockholder! Equity: ' · Conirwn Slock ParValueS1.25 Out-' standing - 5,405,015 Shares Common Treasury Stock al Cost - · , 40.705 Shares , . Su 'l*" · · · Total Common Stockholders V '· . Total Stockholders Equity '. TOTAL UABILITI.S, ....... " " AND CAPITAL FUNDS *J,10«,1S4,fl? First Corpoffobon Banks and Subsidiary Companies

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