Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 26, 1965 · 8
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Friday, November 26, 1965
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8 Lincoln Evening Journal Air Agency's Fairmont. Base Improvements Hit by Marvel By DICK HERMAN The chairman of the Legislature's budget committee has declared: "as far as I am personally concerned," no authority was grafted the State Aeronautics Dept. to make large-scale farm land improvements at the former Fairmont Air Base. By going ahead and investing $22,000 in land improvements, Sen. Richard Marvel of Hastings says the department "has pulled the rug out from under its friends in the Legislature." Marvel especially noted the struggle to get a $139,000 general fund subsidy for the department to aid in airport development. Recent leveling of 270 acres of land plus sinking of two irrigation wells at Fairmont has been sharply criticized by Sen. Eric Rasmussen of Fairmont. Rasmussen was principal sponsor of a 1965 legislative resolution directing the Aeronautics Dept. to desist from making capital improvements on the five state-owned airports. The resolution passed 43-0 on July 22. 'Not Interested' Marvel said the Legislature is "not interested in keeping the department in the farming business." Dept. Director James Sand- Indian Health Appointment Given Wittson Washington IS) Appointment of three new members of the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Indian Health was reported Friday by the Public Health Service. They are Dr. Cecil Wittson, Omaha, Neb., dean of the University of Neb raska College of Medicine; John D. Dressier, Carson Dr. Wittson City, Nev., chairman of the Inter-Tribal Indian Council of Nevada, Inc.; and Cato Va-landra, Rosebud, S.D., president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council. The next meeting of the nine-member committee will be held Dec. 6-8 in Phoenix, Ariz. Nine Injured In Three-Car Highway Mishap Milford A three-car holiday accident at the Hwy. 15 and Interstate 80 intersection near here sent nine persons to Seward Memorial Hospital. All nine suffered minor injuries, were treated and released shortly after the accident, hospital administrator Walter Waas said. He identified the injured as Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wemhoff of Norfolk and three children, Charles, 10, Greg, 12, and Mike, 12. Also injured were Mrs. Ken neth Kling of Lincoln, Mr: and Mrs. Albert Peper of Randolph and Janet Wieser of Madison. Waas said Albert Peper was 80 and Mrs. Peper 71. Ages were not available for the others, he said. 16-Year-Old Girl Hurt in Mishap A 16-year-old Lincoln girl was listed in "fairly good condition Thursday morning at St. Elizabeth Hospital after she was injured in a one-car accident at 1st and Charleston Wednesday morning. Police said Brenda K. Reel of 418 No. 1st was southbound on 1st St. and was making a left turn to go east on Charleston when she apparently lost control and the car rolled. Police said Miss Reel's vehicle may have hit some sand or a soft spot on the corner when she made her turn. Good Condition Report on Mayor Mayor Dean Petersen remained in "good condition" Friday at Bryan Memorial Hospital. The mayor spent Thanksgiving Day in bed fighting what has been described as a "mild case of the flu." Relatives report the mayor watched the Nebraska-Oklahoma game on television. He was brought to the hospital Tuesday night. There has been no official word as to when the mayor might be released. & Nebraska State Journal stedt supplied a defense of his agency's actions. He unearthed the unit's detailed 1965-67 budget document which went to the Legislature and which Sandstedt says was approved by that body by appropriation bills in August-after the resolution was adopted. The budget proposal sets out land improvement plans at Fairmont. Sandstedt reported the 1963 Legislature supplied the original authorization for land leveling and irrigation well work at both Bruning and Fairmont bases. This was not done in the previous biennium, Sandstedt explained, because the Bruning base was leased for a large scale cattle feeding operation. Money allocated for Bruning improvements was merged with cash ticketed for Fairmont improvements, he said. "We did not overstep our authority," Sandstedt declared. "We told the budget Wilson Walked Of f Field Though 'Hit Right on It' Continued From Page 1 formed on the tube. Although he didn't win the award, there were many who thought he was the outstanding back in the game. Not bad, you figure, for a guy with a wire in his leg. "When I was little I got hit by a car," Harry says. "And it split the muscle a little bit then. Then when I was a junior in high school . . . that summer ... I slid into second base and the muscle split open. "They operated and sewed it together with this piece of wire. It used to bother me," Harry said, showing the large rise on his thigh which makes his one leg about three inches bigger around than the other. "I wore a big thigh pad, but it hurt my speed so I just got used to running without it. It still hurts a little if I gst hit right on it." Harry did get hurt on the side of the leg Thursday, but he walked off the field and is all right now. "George (Sullivan) wanted to carry me off, hut my high school coach told me to always walk off if you could." Harry received a standing ovation from the student section and he smiled later, "That made me feel pretty good." Wilson finished the regular season with 672 yards, good for fourth place on Big Eight rushing, charts and the largest rushing figure for a Nebraska back in the Devaney era by 99 yards. And the amazing thing Get the Picture? We Won, Won, Won By JOHN LEE An innovation appeared at Memorial Stadium Thursday. For several years some fans have come with transistor radios and ear plugs to hear about what they're seeing. But Karl Louis Omaha, in spite of his center field box seat, brought a portable TV set! "I don't care about the picture because I'm watching that myself," he explained, "but I want to get the commentary." Television marked the at mosphere this Thanksgiving Day as the stadium, nearly filled with 52,865 spectators, became the set for an NBC color TV spectacular. The action was amply supplied by the glorious Huskers who plowed to their first undefeated season in 50 years with a 21-9 win over Oklahoma University. Harry Wilson played the hero's role, running 66 yards and completing a 38-yard pass play for his two touchdowns. Fans stood and applauded long and loudly for the flashy halfback as he limped off the field halfway through the final quarter. Thanks, Huskers In a supporting role, the Cornhusker Marching Band split with Oklahoma musicians at halftime while the pep club's card section spelled out a grateful "Thanks, Huskers." Jim Wickless, his face bandaged from a recent auto injury that kept him hospitalized four days, was still drum Friday, Nov. 26, I9C5 P.M. committee what was planned." 'Observed Carefully' A letter from Marvel in August informed the department specifically it should not build a farm residence at Fairmont, and that injunction has been carefully observed, Sandstedt said. By . leveling of land and putting in irrigation wells, Sandstedt asserted 35 to 40 acres of swamp land have been reclaimed. The rest of the farm has been materially improved, too. The land is leased yearly to neighboring farmers, with the state getting a crop share. "I think there's been a breakdown in communications somewhere," Sandstedt said. The air agency chief reported he has not been contacted by Rasmussen or Marvel since Lthe Legislature adjourned. There is a possibility trie budget committee may have a session with Sandstedt when it holds a monthly meeting next week. about it all is Harry plays on the right side and consequently does a lot of his running to the short side, the fight-for-every-inch side. "i don't mind that," Harry says. "On most of the plays to the long side I'm involved in a lot of blocking." Harry did some of that blocking he 1 1 k e s to do Thursday also, and even just a mite of quarterback-ing. The pass play for the touchdown had been called earlier when Fred D u d a was quarterbacking, but Fred slipped rolling out and feD. When Harry got back he said if the situation came up again to call the same play as he "was in the open. He told new quarterback Bob Churchich about it later and the Omaha junior called it. Just another of those TV spectaculars Harry pulls. "Yes, I like to watch TV," he says. "I like dramas, mysteries and things like Wild, Wild West." Perhaps that explains it. Certainly the drama unfolds when Harry carries the ball, he's a mystery to the defender and there's nothing tame about the way he roams the field. And there's someone else in the family who likes TV on certain vdays, the days when Nebraska is the game of the week. That someone is Harry's mother. "I knew she'd be watching," he said. "I wanted to play well for her." A good guess would be that's she's satisfied. majoring, nearing the end of his fifth season at the task. The studio audience gave the TV cameras plenty of color to flash into millions of homes as red was more prevalent than ever, thanks to the many blankets employed to cut the chilly 40-iegree breezes. A large banner in plain view of the cameras pro claimed, "NU Wejcomes NBC and gave the state's upcoming centennial a plug. ine dramas plot was a thriller as Bob Churchich came in as director of the comeback victory after the good guys '-had been behind 9-0. Into the Sunset But it ended right for Husk-er backers, with Coach Bob Devaney riding into the sun set on the shoulders of his Big Light championship team to complete the show. The audience then jumped into the act with a thwarted attempt to dislodge the goal posts. A few oranges peppered the fading grecn turf in anticipa tion of the New Year's Day Orange Bowl classic. In spite of the chill, the sta dium seemed to empty more slowly Thursday as supporters reflected,, on Nebraska's glorious year, maybe" refusing to believe it's over in Lincoln. LINCOLN Rites for Moser Set Saturday Omaha Banker Dies at 70 Omaha Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Cathedral here for Ellsworth Moser, 70, retired president of the United States N a tional Bank of Omaha, who died T h u r s day night -of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Moser collapsed at t h e Burlington station here after the return trip from the football game Mr. Moser NU-Oklahoma on a football special train. He was dead on arrival at an Omaha hospital. Mr. Moser had gone to Lincoln to watch the Cornhuskers complete the first undefeated season since 1915 when Moser was center on the Nebraska team. He attended the University of Nebraska and was an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Psi, prof essionar business fraternity. He received the Distinguished Service Award in 1957. He was a past president of the Innocents Society. After association with grain companies in Omaha, Sidney and Oberlin, Kan., Mr. Moser entered the banking field in Chicago, 111. In 1928 he became an employe of the United States Trust Co., which later was absorbed by the U.S. National Bank of Omaha. He was elected a director and executive vice president in 1937. He became president of the bank in 1949 and chairman of the board in 1959. He retired as chairman in 1960. Mr. Moser was king of Ak-Sar-Ben, Omaha civic group, in 1956. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn w Suffers Fatal Attack at Game An ardent Husker football fan suffered a heart attack in Memorial Stadium Thursday during halftime ceremonies. Edward Miller, 75, of Elm-wood, was dead on arrival at St. Elizabeth Hospital, according to Lloyd C. Jenkins, in charge of the Red Cross First Aid crews at the stadium. Mr. Miller was attending the game with his son and daugh ter-in-law while Mrs. Miller remained in Elmwood preparing the Thanksgiving Day dinner. Student Court Says NU Senate Violated Rules The University of Nebraska Student Court has ruled that the Student Senate acted un constitutionally in interview' ing candidates for Homecom ing Queen. The declaratory judgment had been requested by Tas sels, the organization which prior to this year had inter viewed and conducted the election for queen. The Student Court noted that its decision does not af feet the, validity of the 1965 election. The Senate had stated the Associated Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN) constitution gave the Senate the power to ' sched ule and-or conduct all stu dent elections of general Uni versity interest." The Court said this did not extend to selecting the candi-dates. An additional Tassels re-quest that the ASUN may nev er disturb a right that is writ ten in the constitution of an organization subordinate to ASUN was refused by the Court. Ray Powell, 75, Dies at Matches Ray Powell, 75, of 1720 Garfield died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday night while watching the wrestling matches at Pershing Auditor ium. Firemen were called and ad ministered artificial respira tion and resuscitation but the man was pronounced dead on arrived at a local hospital A"' - "hi'- Beatrice Chamber's National Accreditation Story Began in 1857 By DEAN TERR ILL Southeast Nebraska Bureau Beatrice The Beatrice Chamber of Commerce just became Nebraska's second to earn national accreditationand therein lies a story that started in 1857. Its telling wr- part of a voluminous self-examination that brought the new status. Undoubtedly it was the most romantic part too, and something of a revelation for many of the 325 members themselves. 'The town's 11 founding fathers officially organized while headed here on a Missouri River steamer," reviewed Executive Vice President Sterling Kent. "They didn't call themselves a Chamber, but served as one nonetheless when they immediately advertised for a doctor andTlacksmith." This "Nebraska Association" had by 1880 become the "Businessmen's Association," records indicate. At least three more name changes occurred before the locals became a proud charter member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1920. The 1965 accreditation elevates Beatrice alongside York and fewer than 100 other accredited groups in the entire nation. The U.S. program had been instituted two years ago "to recognize effective organization performance." "Actually the designation is for what has been occurring in Beatrice over a period of decades," stated president Ken Mahlin, a Store Kraft executive. "The present officers can't take credit for anything but perhaps adding a little frosting to the cake." Omahan Is Governor Of Model Legislature By MIKE BAXTER An Omaha North High School senior, 17-year-old J. C. Casper, Friday presided as governor of the 1965 model legislature. George Witt, 18, of Lincoln Southeast High School, was elected lieutenant governor of the student legislature and Ralph Watt, 17, of Alliance High School, chief justice. After election speeches by the three seniors and an ad dress by Gov. Frank Morrison, the more than 225 students faced afternoon debate over highly controversial leg islation. Twenty-three bills were introduced Friday for first- round action. Final action on the bills will be Saturday. Proposed legislation covered topics from reapportionment, drivers' licensing, drinking water fluoridation and appointment of several key officials who now are elected. Other legislative posts were filled earlier at district Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y conventions. The scholastic Christian organization sponsors the annual model legislature. In his pre-election address, young Casper said good government is best described in Rites Saturday For R. T. Geer . Of Grand Island Grand Island iff) Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday for Russell T. Geer, 78, prominent Grand Island building contractor, who died at his home Wednesday night. The services will be in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. A native of Grand Island, Geer took over in 1913, the Geer company founded by his father in 1886. He also found ed the Geer-Maurer Construction Co., which later became the Geer-Melkus company. Among landmark projects completed by the construction firm in this area are the Grand Island Daily Independent building, the Grand Island Central Cctholic High School and the Blessed Sacrament School, the Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island's Commercial National Bank and the. Hastings High School. The firm also constructed microwave towers for American Telephone and Telegraph Co. in 18 states. Geer is survived by his wife, Mabel. Murphy Riles Set Saturday Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 36th & Laura, for Joseph W. Murphy, 56, manager of S. S. Kres-ge's downtown store. ' Burial will be in Kewanee, 111., his birthplace. V- f y : . v j I 1 Hi n v I ........ .. 4 .OiiS w. 121 f Chamber gets new (seated), Kent Kent, formerly of Omaha, noted it was largely the efforts toward accreditation which motivated a significant budget boost this year. Customarily operating on $25,000, the businessmen now have $40,000 for community promotion. Overall, the program's purpose is (1) to define standards of planning and performance, (2) to provide recognition for effective community contributions, (3) to measure achievement, and (4) to upgrade voluntary organization of business and professional, men. "Accreditation for a Chamber is much the same thing as for a school," continued Kent. "It definitely "Governor" Casper. the principles articulated by Constitution-makers. "Democracy is more than a form of government, it is a way of life that must be applied in the home, in school and everywhere," Casper said. "The best . tribute we can pay to democracy is to put it to work." The Omahan quoted a watchword inscribed over a Capitol entrance, and described it as "our challenge." This was "the salvation of the state is watchfulness in the citizen." Lincoln's George Witt, a Southeast senior and son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Witt, 4110 Fiene, termed efficiency and a rule "for the good of the people" the keystones of good government. The Alliance youth, Watt, said "leadership and responsibility" are the mainstays of successful government. Attacking citizen apathy in a speech spiced with quota tions from Lincoln, Watt said "if we lose this government, we have lost the best hope of the world. Ours is the most ideal government yet formed by man, the best government the earth has seen." Flanked by s t u d e nt s and such state officials as Chief Justice Paul White and Sen. William Moulton of Omaha, Gov. Morrison urged full participation in politics by all citizens. "The most Important challenge of our time is to upgrade politics," he told the youthful legislators, "and to change the image of politics. "Politics must become the most noble, finest expression of human ideals and human service if we're ever to achieve the human dream in the world." Committee hearings ran until late Friday afternoon, followed by hearings on the Senate floor. The Legislature was to resume at 9 a.m. Saturday after closing Friday with a 6:30 p.m. governor's bqlj, Old K A v honor . . . and Mahlin. Baumfalk puts the organization in the light it should be in every community." Based initially upon self-evaluation, the Beatrice rating depended also upon a national inspection and final screening by a national board. Approximately 100 local members had participated in some phase of the evaluation. Attorney Robert Baumfalk was in, charge of the total report. Carl Aller headed internal evaluation and Fred Bischoff, external. Besides Mahlin, the Chamber this year is led by Bischoff, first vice president; W. J. Mosiman, second vice president; and Ray Grupe, treasurer. Top Court Overrule Is Sought Omaha Bribe Case Involved Douglas County authorities have asked the State Supreme Court to overrule District Judge John E. Murphy's diS' missal of a bribery indictment against CarvUle R. (Barney) Buttner of Omaha. The request was contained in a brief filed with the high tribunal. The matter had been appealed last month. Buttner, a former member of the Omaha planning board was one ot live persons in dicted by a Douglas County grand jury last Dec. 16 on bribery charges in connection with the rezoning of a million-dollar apartment project Three of the five were con victed earlier this month by a Douglas district court iury They are former city council- T1 A A i men craesi a a a m s and Stephen Novak and building contractor Ronald Abboud All have indicated they will appeal. Also indicted was former Omaha Mayor James Dworak His trial will be held later The indictments were handed out by the grand jury after John B. Coleman, a Chicago developer, had charged that the five men arranged payments and promises for pay ments to obtain city approval for rezoning a town house de velopment he wanted to build at 81st St. and Farnam Dr, Judge Murphy threw out all four counts of the indictment against Buttner on technical grounds. He said, in eff'xrt, that Butt ner could not be charged un der the section of state law covering bribery because Butt ner was not a "ministerial officer." In the indictment, Buttner was referred to as a ministe rial officer. Douglas County Atty. Don aid Knowles, in his Supreme Court brief, disagreed. He said that Buttner as a member of the city planning board was a public official and as such was a ministerial pfficer "as con templated by that statute." Knowles noted that the Dnoery law covers "any judge, justice of the peace sheriff, coroner, clerk: con stable, jailer, county attorney, member of the legislative as sembly or other officer, min istenal or judicial." He added: "Since the de fendant is not one of the few officers specifically enumer ated by the statute, he must fall within the last category that is, other officer, ministe rial or judicial.' Knowles cited two Nebraska cases, a Missouri ruling and a Colorado decision in back ing up his contention, ;: NU Coed Is Killed - In Mishap H Car Accident I In So. Dakota Beresford, S.D. if) Christy Lund, a Univer sity of Nebraska sopno-; more from Lincoln, Neb., was killed in a one-car accident on Interstate 29 six miles o u t h of Beresford Thursday night. Miss Lund, daughter of - . Mr. and Mrs. - . t - O r v i 1 1 e L. Lund of 3427 So. 29th, was 1 one of three Miss Lund : passengers in a car driveii py Rocky White, w, oi oioux. alls. White and Janis J. Yeager," also of Sioux Falls, sutiereo; minor injuries. : Stephen West of Lincoln: was hospitalized with unde-i termined back injuries. ; - - Miss Yeager and Miss Lund; were Kappa Alpha Theta so rority sisters at the Univer- sity. . . f Highway Patrolman Georga Dunn of Beresford said Whita told him he swerved the car; to miss a jackrabbit. The car went out of conn trol and into a ditch. Dunn; said he found a dead rabbit near the scene and evidence the car had hit it. The northi bound lane in which the cai was traveling was wet but not icy at the time of the accident. Miss Lund, a Southeast High School graduate, was an officer of the NU Swim Club and member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She held mem bership in Westminster Pres byterian Church. Survivors include her par ents; a sister, Mrs. Dwaine Carlson of Lincoln, and grand father, Newton Carter of Los Angeles. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at wesiminsier Presbyterian Church with burial in Lincoln Memorial Park. Oil Levy Boosted to 1.75 Mills Production Drop Is Cause Declining crude oil produc tion has caused the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to order its pres ent industry-wide levy of one mill to be increased to 1.73 mills effective Jan. 1. - The levy is applied against all oil and gas produced in the state. It is the Commis sion's only source of operating income. j A Commission spokesman said the levy boost was antic ipated at the time the 1965 Legislature established the agency's biennial budget at $229,730. Administrators were hesitant about too quick an implementation of the increase because there were still sufficient reserves in the bank. State law authorized the Commission to go up to a maximum levy of 2 mills. This was the levy initially imposed at the Commission's- origin several years ago. It was re duced as surplus rolled in and at one point in its history the Commission was able to totally abolish the levy and live off its reserves. That was during the period when Nebraska's average daily oil production was some 20,000 barrels greater than the present level of about 45,000 barrels. Cars Robbed as Owners Attend Football Game Clothing, auto equipment and a radio, with a combined value of over $300, were removed from four parked cars while their owners attended the Nebraska-Oklahoma football game Thursday. Lincoln .police said three of the cars were parked at the rear of 1049 No. 14th. Auto owners jeporting thefts included: Dale H. Linsenmey-er of 3303 Orchard; Robert C. Therien of Omaha; and Francis A. Wood Jr. of Ashland. Police said a Lincoln boy, 13, was apprehended after a transistor radio was reported taken from the car of Robert B. Danley of Route 8. The Danley car was parked at the University lot at 10th and Avery, r 1 :

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