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Guest editorial Spirit of renewal and reunion at Christmas EDITOR'S NOTE: This the 295th in a series of weekly guest editorials was written by the Rev. Robert E. Moran, chaplain of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and pastor of St. Michael's Church, Plymouth. A native of Cascade, he is a graduate of Loras College and St. Thomas Seminary, Denver, Colo. This is his 10th year as a priest and has served parishes in Ames, Waukon and Cedar Rapids before being assigned here. He is an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, flying 35 missions over Germany as a bombardier, and holds Purple Heart. tered. The incarnation of C h r is t embraces the world, everyone and everything in it. He identifies Himself with us and enobles us. St. Augustine said He deifies us: "God became man in order to make men gods." Like Mary the Virgin, the Council wants nothing more — and nothing less — than to let the Light of Christ shine in the world. The voice is heard everywhere: "Oh the — - . condition, our weakness and smallness. Yet love ness to accept our responsibilities, if the abiding spirit of Christmas is to be bestowed on us. Renewal is the condition of true Christian joy and peace in the individual, in the church and in the world. The spirit of reunion is the practical expression of Christian love. Christ loved us and revealed that love by uniting His Divinity to our humanity. He knew our Deputy captures boy after 80 m.p.h. chase By REV. ROBERT MORAN THIS WILL BE the third Christmas of t h e time of the Second Vatican Council. We all know the message of Christmas. It is a joy, love and peace. The council proclaims it's message of renewal and reunion. We never tire of the Christmas message. Christmas is the time of Christ and all mankind. We cannot have Christmas without Christ. We celebrate His mystery and rejoice because on this night He clothes Himself in the robes of humanity. Nor can there be a Christmas without-mankind. Christ putting on our flesh supposes that there is a nobility and value of humanity that is worthy of incarnation. The event of Christmas looks to all mankind, be the members of that race black or white, yellow or brown. It looks to every condition of mankind, be the members rich or poor, powerful or lowly, learned or unlet- pi-ompted Him to be one with us, His creatures. The message of love ringing in our hearts these holy days must prompt us to seek union with all our brothers in Christ and all our brothers of the human race. Pope John expressed it this way: "I must always be true to my own good proposition and that is to be good to everyone, everywhere." The song of the Angels finds it's echo today and tomorrow in these words of Pope Paul.; "Let no other light il.^^^_______^^_ - _ — _ lumine us than Christ, THE REV. ROBERT MORAN the Li & ht of the World; Let no other truths concern us than the words of the Lord, Who is our only teacher;'Let no other desire fill our souls than the desire to be faithful to Him; Let no other hope sustain and strengthen our pitiful weakness than these words of His: "Lo, I am with you always, to the A 15-yetr-old Mason City boy was captured by-a deputy sheriff Friday night in a stolen car. A chase at speeds up to 80 miles an how and a three block foot race preceded the arrest. The youth was being held in the Cerro Gordo County jail Saturday pending action by juvenile authorities. Deputy Jerry Koerber caught the boy at 9th and S. Carolina after an 11-block car chase and the loot race. Koerfaer was driving north on Pennsylvania when .he spotted the car, owned by Ed Chuck, 605 15th SE, which had been reported stolen from the Mason City Library parking lot Wednesday. The boy was driving south. The deputy said he turned in the middle of the street and started to pursue the stolen vehicle. The boy accelerated the car when he saw Koerber's auto.. Koerber said the youth often drove up to 80 miles an hour as he took -a winding route through the west part of the city. . Christian; Rec o g n i z e your dignity. Bear well in mind of Whose Body you have been a member." Renewal and reunion are an intimate part of the Christmas message. The spirit of renewal demands a personal reformation. Selfish ness and pettiness must be put aside. We must be renewed in our willing- GlofcM-Gaittt*, Mason City, la. Dec. 19, 1944 Th* youth attempted t* force Koerber out of, the race at one point. The boy had turned onto Georgia and was traveling at about 40 miles an hour when Koerber pulled up beside him in an attempt to make him pull over and stop. The boy turned to the left. Koerber drove over curbing and around a tree before getting back behind the stolen car. At 9th and S. Carolina, the joy jumped out of the passen- ter side of the car. Carl (Gus) Nolte, 1516 Si Carolina, driving north, had to drive ,over curbing on the west side of 'street :o avoid being hit by the driverless vehicle, which veered to the east and came to a stop near railroad tracks. Koerber stopped his car and ran after the boy. After three blocks "he slowed down when lie saw me gaining on him," said the deputy. Koerber put handcuffs on the youth and took him to jail. About two months ago, Koerber captured another young car thief after a similar car chase and foot race. Stress importance of action now on educational television EDITOR'S NOTE: This is th« fifth and last in • Glob*- GaztHt strits of articlts on information from th« National Association of Educational Broadcasters rtport which r«comm«nds an educational television station for North Iowa and Southern Minnesota. By JAMES R. OWENS Work to create an, educational television station . should be started at once by lowans and Minnesotans in the Mason City- Albert Lea-Austin area, accord- cies probably will not be held ing to consultants who spent a year studying the matter. One reason for action now is simply the finding that noncommercial educational television is needed—so why wait? But, while not spelled out in the report, there is an implication that present advantages favoring educational TV will not last forever. For Instance, open television channels at desirable frequen- Senneff is nominated for county legal post close of the ages." This is a message the Christmas season brings us this year. Optimism in auto industry sparks nation's economy Thomas C. Senneff, 114 Parkridge Dr., has been nominated as assistant county attorney by B. Michael Dunn, newly elected Cerro Gordo County attorney. Dunn, who will take office Jan. 2, said the nomination of Senneff must be approved by the board of supervisors. One of the activities'of the assistant has been handling of juvenile court matters. Socrates Pappajohn has served as assistant under County Atty. David J. Butler, who did not seek reelection. Senneff, a Republican, was defeated by Clayton L. Wornson in the June primary. Dunn, a Democrat, outpolled Wornson in the November general election. The nominee is on a committee of the American Bar Association which is studying problems connected with prisoners %vho have no funds to hire their own attorneys. He is a member of the ethics committee, unauthorized practice committee library and program committees of the Cerro Gordo County Bar Association. Senneff, 33, was graduated from Mason City High School in By ROGER LANE AP Business News Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Optimistic words and unprecedented deeds in the auto industry have sparked the nation's economy. Top officers of the big three automaking companies predicted a brighter 1965-even as factories throbbed at a near record production clip. Show room sales were reported at an all- time high. Favorable developments from other quarters buoyed the outlook. Pre-Christmas retail buying hit a fast pace, up 3 per cent from a year ago. The threat of a dock strike at East Coast and Gulf ports dissolved. The stock market shook off a sinking spell, at least temporarily. Government figures put industrial production at an historic peak in November, and showed nonfarm employment at an all-time high. Nonfarm jobs climbed to 59,349,000 for a rise of 195,000 from October. Steel production, headed toward a mark about 10 million tons beyond the already exceeded 1955 record of 117 million tons, pushed past the 120 million ton level. Ranking spokesmen for steel and a half dozen other major industries appearing on a pane! in Chicago echoed the view 01 auto executives forecasting ro bust business next year, espe cially in the first half. Austin T. Cushman, chairman of Scars Roebuck and Co., fore saw gains of 4 to 5 per cent in spring sales by retailers. Opti mistic expressions also came from heads of large oil, farm machinery, construction and appliance firms and from Harry C. Murphy, president of the Burlington Railroad. On the darker side, apprehen sions about a possible stee strike next spring quickened mite. Although postponed again the threat of a railroad strike after Jan. 1 remained. Housing BORROWING COSTS UP nterest rates hit highest evel in over four years. 6 tarts slumped, extending a rend of relative weakness. Henry Ford II, chairman of ic No. 2 automaking concern, oresaw 8.7 million new car ales in 1965, plus 1.4 million ruck units. The gain in cars ver this year would exceed 7 >er cent. In optimism, Ford's projection, was close to those of Fredric G. Donner, General Motors oard chairman, and Lynn H. 'ownsend, president of Chrys- All three companies said hey were letting out a notch on ambitious capital expansion programs for next year. Meantime, dealer sales fairly izzled in the early part of December. Statistics for the first 0 days showed deliveries of U.S. built new cars soared to 239,185, up nearly 40,000 from he comparable span in 1963. The lickety split Chrysler sell- ng pace ran 53 per cent ahead )f a year ago. GM daily deliveries were 10 per cent higher. Tord slipped 10 per cent, in- luenced by the strike in No- 'ember that slowed production o a creep for several days. More than 200,000 units were scheduled in assembly plants or a third week running. To meet quotas, Saturday work was planned in 31 of the auto ndustry's 47 assembly plants. The business world responded with a rare outburst of applause when President Johnson appointed John Connor, 50, president of Merck & Co., New Jersey drug firm, as successor to Secretary of Commerce Luther 1, Hodges, 66, who is resigning Jan. 15. Heads of such companies as rM, U.S. Steel Corp., Genera Foods, General Electric and American Telephone & Tele raph Co., praised Connor high y, and pledged support. Some lopes were expressed of a new ligh in business-government larmony. In Pittsburgh, 12 large steel companies, seeking higher profits, and the United Steel Workers Union, bidding for a sub' stantial wage increase, sat down to thresh out conflicting aims. The USW demands, said the companies, would divert an "unfair share" of the proceeds of the business to employes, and unduly restrict management prerogatives. Speaking for the steelworkers, David J. McDonald, president, said the companies abused sta- vork at Loras College, Dubuque. He served three years in the acceptable bid on a $24.65 million issue of bonds. However, the next day $8,775,-! 000 of Mississippi school bonds were successfully marketed, although at slightly elevated nterest rates, despite urgings of civil right organizations for a Boycott by investment bankers. Here and there around the Business and finance scene: Consolidated Edison Co. directors proposed a 2 for 1 stock split. American Telephone and Telegraph Co. elected H. I. Romnes president, effective Jan. i, to succeed Eugene J. McNeely, who will retire about a •'ear ahead of the usual date; Frederick R. Kappel, chairman, remains AT&T chief executive. Radio Corp. of America and Siemens & Halske of West Germany joined hands in the computer business with a 10-year patent license and technical information agreement. 1949. He took undergraduate PHONE—423-4 G23 HOGS— 42S-23.TJ CATTLE—123-4309 Butchers weighing 200-230 Ibs. priced 5.25-15.75 based, on quality and condition. Mediums and culls discounted accordingly. These quotations are for hogs delivered lo Jacob E. Decker A Sons plant. Local delivered bogs ao cepted until 6 p.m. MASON CITY — For Saturday 25 cents higher. Good light lights 160-170 laloo Good light lights Kll-ISfl 13.00 Good light lights 180-1SH) 34.00 Good light lights Good medium weights . Good medium weights Good mediom weights Good medium weights Good medium weights Good medium weights Good medium weights Good medium weights Good medium weights Good sows Good sows Good sows 100-200 15.00 200-220 15,50 . 2;n-;xn . 230-210 15.30 . 240-250 15.10 . 250-2fiO 14.90 . 2BO-270 14.70 . 270-2SO J4.50 . 280-190 14.30 . 200 300 14.10 . 270-300 13.50 . 300-330 13.2!i 330-360 13.00 Cattle mart is mixed CHICAGO (AP)—Following is a summary of the cattle, hog and sheep markets: * (USDA) — Cattle: Compared last Friday, steers steady to 5C lower, average good and belov showing the full decline. Heif ers were steady to 25 lower. Slaughter steers: On Friday high-choice and prime 1,150 1,350 Ibs 24.50-25.25, including around 10 loads mostly prim 1,225-1,350 Ibs at 25.25; late bulk choice 1,000 - 1,400 Ibs 23.25 24.25. On Monday, two load prime 1,225-1,318 Ibs reachei 25.50, high - choice and primi 1,150-1,400 Ibs 24.50 . 25.25. A mid-week, nine loads prim 1,237-1,360 Ibs 25.00, the lowes Jpp for a major marketing day since July. Slaughter heifers: On Mondaj few loads and lots mixed choic and prime 950-1,090 Ibs 23.75 24.00;- but nothing sold ove 23.50 on Wednesday. Few load good and choice 22.00, standarc and low good 16.00-19.50. Cows: Utility and commercia closed 11.00-12.50, canner an cutter 9.00 - 12.00, lightweigh canner 7.00-9.00. Bulls: Few commercial 13.50 16.50, few lightweight cutte 13.00, few utility and commer cial 17.00-17.25 through week. Hogs: Compared last Frida barrows and gilts 50 to 1.0 higher, sows 75 to 1.25 higher Barrows and gilts: U.S. 1 and Good sows 360-400 12. Good sows 100-45012.25 Good sows 450-500 11.75 LOCAL CATTLE The Mason Citr cattle market was iteadj Saturday. Following are Saturday's quotations: STEERS Grade p r | M Prime «.0fl-53.00 Cholca 21.on-22.50 HEIFERS Prime 2(1.75-21.50 Choice 21.50-21.J5 Good 18.00-19.00 Commercial cows 10.75-ll.5fl Utility 1fl.nO-10.75 fanners and cutters 10.00-10.75 tistics to reach conclusions. unwarranted In finance, a question »ro« whether civil rights strife in the South was having an adverse effect on the marketing of mu nicipal bond issues from Dixie. A Mississippi municipality, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, failed to get an »-* Albert f.ea: Plant delivered prleei based on grade and condition. Trend steady on butchers and steady on sows. ISulcheri 500-230 Ibs. No. 2 fl5.25. PaeKlnr loin I70-.100 Ibi. No. 2 S1S.2.'.. Austin: Prices based on grade and condition. Trend steady on butchers and steady on «ow«. Butchers ZOO-230 Ibs. No. 2 JJ.5.2.5. Paektnr «»ws 270300 Ihs. No. 2 (13.50. ESTIMATED LIVESTOCK RECEIPTS CHICAGO (AP) - Estimated livestock receipu. for Monday are 14,000 cattle, 9,000 hogs and 1,500 sheep. A Five persons hurt in mishaps in Mason City Five persons received injuries in Friday afternoon auto mishaps in Mason City, but the injuries were mostly minor. There were four afternoon and night car accidents on city streets. Irene Nonas, 15£0 7th Place SW, was given chest and rib X-rays and admitted to Park Hospital after a three-car accident on 19th SE near Federal. Less seriously hurt in that accident was Lorraine Mason, 16, 823 9th NE, and Jan Ahlman, 15, 831 9th NE, both of whom were checked for neck pain. Police said Mrs. Nonas was driving a car east in the inner lane of eastbound traffic on 19th and started to make a left turn THOMAS C. SENNEFF 2 190-225 Ibs 17.25-17.50, several loads at 17.50 for the week's top. Mixed U.S. 1-3 190-230 Ibs 16.50-17.25, mostly 16.75 up, few 2 and 3 200-220 Ibs 16.50-17.00, U.S. 1-3 230-250 Ibs 16.00-16.75, U.S. 2 and 3 250-270 Ibs. 15.5016.00, 270-300 Ibs 14.75-15.50 Sows: U.S. 1-3 350-400 Ibs 13.50 - 14.25, 400-450 Ibs 13.0013.50, U.S. 2 and 3 450-500 Ibs 12.25-13.00; 500-600 Ib 11.50-12.25 Sheep: Compared last Friday, wooled slaughter lambs mostly 50 lower; shorn slaughter lambs insufficient for price test, wooled slaughter ewes steady. Wooled slaughter Iambs, choice and prime 80-105 Ibs 20.50-21.00, on Monday three loads fed Western lambs reached 21.25, good and choice 19.50 - 20.50, most good 18.5019.50, cull and utility 15.00-18.00- Wooled slaughter ewes, cull to good 5.50-6.50. Mason City grain Vtarine Corps, including 11 months in Korea during the Corean War. Later he entered aw school at the University of "owa. He was graduated from law school in early 1958 and entered he practice of law with his grandfather, the late John A. Senneff, and William Pappas. Senneff is a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus and Exchange Club. He is a member of Holy Fam- ly Church, is married and has r our children. News of Record Births At Park Hospital Boy Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gonzalcs, 115 17th NE. At Mercy Hospital Girl Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kent, 820 14lh NE. Deaths SMOLEY, John A., 69, 129 Fletcher Drive, Clear Lake, retired employe of the Mason City Brick & Tile Company. LINK, Mrs. Ernest L. (Laurine E.) 40, Route 1 Mason City. Fire calls At 3:04 p.m. Friday — Fire in ceiling around heat stack from core oven at the Mason City Foundry, 638 8th SE. The oven overheated, possibly due to trouble in its heal control system. At 7:44 p.m. Friday — Fire in grease and oil around emergency brake system of a car at 7 9th SE, caused by emergency brake being accidentally left on. The car belongs to Emery E. Vick, 119 N. Connecticut. At 10:01 p.m. Friday — Fire in gasoline in alley at the rear of 1626>A N. Pennsylvania, out on arrival of firemen. Gas was believed to have come from a can in the trunk of a car owned by John Kantaris, 1712 S. Hampshire, which had been there earlier. Police were asked to check for the car and warn the driver of possible further fire hazard; $200, ring taken from stolen car Police and deputy sheriffs late Saturday were continuing to hunt for a young man who stole a car at the Frontier Club, 725 ST. Kentucky. When recovered the car was missing $200 in cash and a wedding ring. Gary A. Smail, Plymouth, on leave from the U.S. Navy, reported the theft of his 1964 mod :l car at 1:30 a.m. to the Cerro Gordo County sheriff's depart ment. At 3:46 a.m., Smail and a companion told police they hat spotted the car on North Mon roe and had pursued it to 15 41 NE. It was there the thief lef the car and started running in a southeasterly direction. Small said he lost sight of th young man in an alley east o the Trinity Lutheran Church. The owner, who had left key, in the car, said the money, al in $20 bills, and the ring ha been in the auto's unlockcc glove compartment. An engage ment ring was left in the ve hide. Officers searched the area where the youth had last boon seen but found no trace of him CRjER, ito the 19th Street entrance the S. Federal shopping cen- er. Virgil Dale Sabin, 823 12th E, was going east and stopping ehind Mrs. Nonas, and James Hen Suter, 621 S. Taylor was oing cast behind Sabin. As the cars ahead slowed, uter started to steer right to o around, but three young eople were standing in the mid- le of the highway. Police said uter's car hit the Sabin car as e turned back to avoid the edestrians, and the Sabin auto it the Nonas car. The two young coplc with possible neck in- passcngcrs in the Corn — Oats .... Soybeans Saturday noon $1.10 64 x 2.65 Realty transfers George R. and Mclba A. Bruns to Gerald E. and Bctte L. Resser, a lot in Bruns Add., rev. stamps $1.65, 12-10-64. Freeman L. and Margaret M. Riseling to Edwin M. and Evelyn J. DcBell, a lot in Clear Lake, rev. stamps $12.65, 12-1664. Phillip J. and Wanda Skipton to George R. and Nancy K. Wylic, a lot in Meadowbrook 3rd Add., rev. stamps $18.15, 1127-64. Robert P. and Mercedes M. Hentges to John C. and Alice G. Craw, a lot in The Highlands, rev. stamps $14.85, 12-16-64. Sude and Mary Naifeh to Joseph G. and Rachel E. Knock, four Jots in South Mason City, 12-14-64. Dr. Arthur Kindred, distric superintendent of the Methodis Church, will deliver a Christ mas message al the Mondaj noon luncheon meeting of th Mason City Rotary Club at th< Hotel Hanford. Tape Recorders. Lock Photos -(Adv.) Troika serves special tonight -Adv. A double-barrel, .410 shotgu was stolen Friday afternoo from a car that Robert Warring ton, St. Ansgar, had parked i front.of 211 S. Federal. Visit the Doll Sri op for savings on wc!l made clothes for Barbie—Ken— Skipper— Tammic & Pepper. Open 10 to 7 daily. 131 29th SW.—(Adv.) Yo-Yo Dolls for the crib and toddler set. The Doll Shop, 131 29th S.W.—(Adv.). Harold Sharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sharp, 305 S. Indiana, has been initiated into Alpha Kappa Psi, professional business administration fraternity at the University of Iowa. Kcmbles Greenhouse, 1223 So. Federal. Open all day Sunday. Flocked trees, centerpieces. (Adv.). Camera Gifts — Lock Photos. —(Adv.) Piano tuning and repair. Glenn Erickson, member P.T.G., Rt. 2, Clear Lake, FL 7-3886.—Adv. Find evidence of possible break-in The Haw! Manufacturing division of Thomas Machine Co., 303 2nd SW, may have been broken into Friday night, police said. An officer on his rounds at 2:30 a.m. found evidence that a window had been pried from a door. It was not determined immediately whether entry was gained or if anything was stolen. FARM ILLS People in isolated rural areas are just as likely to become emotionally ill ns those in urban areas, a recent Cornell Uni'vcr- [sity study shows. t iry were abin car. The rear of the Nonas auto, ight front and rear of Sabin's ar and left front of the Suter ar were damaged. Hurt in an accident on W. tate at the First National Bank rive-in entrance were Elizaeth Jean Peters, 17, and Jerry :. Peters, 14, both of 12 S. lonroe. Both were treated at 'ark Hospital but not held there, 'he girl had injury to the fore- cad, chin, right knee and one inger. The boy had a cut on he right.ear and face bruises. Police said a car the girl was driving west on W. State was n an accident with one that William John Jones, 30 15th NE, vas driving east and turning left nto the bank entrance. The small, foreign-made Peters car was towed from the scene with damage to the windshield, along the left side and to the roof. Jones' car had damage to the left front. At 6th and S. Commercial alley there was an accident involving a car that Everett J. Hermanson, 108 L a k e v i e w Drive, was driving south and turning east, and a pickup truck that Clifford C. Brown, 1618 N. Carolina, was driving north and turning cast. The right rear car fender and left front headlight and chrome on the pickup had damage. A car that Dr. E. W. Kopal, 176 Crescent Drive, had parked in the Al & Dick's Super Service, 5 S. Pennsylvania, was damaged on the right rear fender by a hit-and-run vehicle. Salvation Army fund at $4,221 The Salvation Army Christmas appeal fund passed the $4,COO mark Saturday morning on its way to the $5,000 needed for seasonal charity work in Mason :ity and Cerro Gordo County. The total was $4,221.15. Conlri- Dutions are being receiver! in street corner kettles and by mail to the Salvation Army, Box 289, Mason City. BREAK-IN Lang Distributing Co., 217 2nd SW, was broken into Friday night and damage done to goods. In spite of the vandalism, it appeared nothing was stolen. Entry was by breaking a window. indefinitely. And federal funds that seem available now to help establish a station could eventually be in other areas. The first thing to be done "as soon as possible," according to the consultants' report, is to form a non-profit corporation to establish and operate the station. The Mason City School Board Monday evening will have its first chance to discuss the report which was prepared for the National Association of Education Broadcasters. It and the schoolboards at Albert Lea and Austin could get together in the near future for three-way dis cussion of the report. Smaller school districts and other educational and civic groups from across the area would be involved in further actions toward setting up a non profit corporation to establish and operate the proposed sta Lion, under report recommenda tions. Once the corporation is or ganized it should act "at once' to get adequate educational tele vision management counseling and development services, ac cording to the consultants. Then, the report says, a financial plan should be con structed, including information on acquisition of local funds to match federal funds. Since school districts apparently can not be contributors at tha stage, this means raising funds from the communities at large from foundations, etc. Documents showing local sup port for the proposed station should be obtained from loca organizations, including schools governmental bodies and bus! ness and civic groups. The con sultants also call for setting u| of a tentative program schedul ederal Communications Com» mission. • The Department of Health, Education and Welfare should e asked for a matching federal grant under provisions of the Iducational Television Facili- es Act. • After the grant of federal unds has been approved the orporation trustees should hire asic station personnel and start onstruction and acquisition of ecessary equipment. • Engineering zna program ests should be conducted as oon as equipment is installed. • When tests are successfully oncluded, an application for li- ense should be filed with the to show clearly what local pro grams and what programs fron outside sources would be used bj the proposed station. Steps rccommended from tha point on by the consultants arc in order: A construction p e r m i should be requested from th federal Communications Commission. Even with all reasonable peed, this will be a process oE many months, it has been indi- ated. The report does not estimate the time that would be required to go from the present tages of feeling a need to hav- ng a station on the air. These action recommenda- ions are the result of consultant's appraisal not only of legal and technical matters but of the North Iowa-Southern Minnesota area itself. "The area is disposed toward mutual cooperation to provide he facility," the report says in one of its major conclusions. "The area can provide the necessary capital funds which, with matching funds, would be sufficient to construct the sta-. ion." Area schools and colleges and outside sources easily tapped, the- consultants said, "are fully ufficicnt to provide an outstanding educational television program service to the area." In other words, the area has >vhat it takes if it wants to establish an educational television station. As to need for it, the report says, without qualification: "A non-commercial educational television station is needed in the area as an aid to the efforts of many civic-minded persons, both in and out of the schools, to improve the quality of education." Farm Bureau Federation may start grocery chain COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—The American Farm Bureau Federation is considering a rendezvous with the American housewife at a cozy spot where both parties would feel at ease—the grocery shelf. The arrangements may cost millions. But the farmers hope it will be profitable for them. "What we are after is shelf space," said C. William Shank, an Ohio Farm Bureau official. "The power position (where the housewife is, naturally) has shifted to the retail level." Shank, general manager of :hc Ohio Agricultural Marketing Association, a Farm Bureau subsidiary, presented the 'Ohio plan" to buy a national food chain at last week's Farm Bureau convention in Philadelphia. Delegates gave the idea unan- mous approval, ordering their directors to study it and report back. Shank says he expects dircc- :ors to decide within six months and "things look good." Shank and other Ohioans reason like this: Farmers, often squeezed by food processors, have found marketing associations are not enough. They need a weight at the other end of the crops-to- consumer scale, namely food store shelves. With a big chain, they could sell both the raw and finished product, leaving processors in the middle. The present farmer-lo-proc- cssor flow isn't helping the farmers. "We are thus forced to seek some type of 'market muscle' that fits into the free enterprise system," said Shank. At Philadelphia, he argued, "Brand names are still important, but the public is being wooed away with the private label brnnd of the retail chain stores. The public comes to accept the retail brand as not only satisfactory but sometimes superior. "This development is neither good nor bad; it is simply different." Shank says it is unlikely the Farm names chains. Bureau would change on either brands or The National Farm Bureau has 1.6 million members. Shank said one third of these, each putting up $400, "could generate $200 million," or about half the amount needed to buy a chain. Conventional financing could do the rest, said Shank. Ohio proponents are looking at the big three of the chains— A&P, Safeway and Kroger—because they account for 18 per cent of the nation's sales. A&P says, however, it js not interested. IRISH RULE The parliament of the Irish Republic maintains jurisdiction in 26 of Ireland's 32 counties. Santa Says: 'Your Carrier Deserves a MERRY Christmas' * SANTA'S RIGHT I All year — in all sort* of weather — your carrier has given you quick and dependable delivery of the newspaper you find to interesting:, helpful and enjoyable each day. AND NOW he's counting on 100% collections from his customers, to pay his route bills on time and provide full profit for hia Christmas expenses. Also, he's aiming to end this year with all accounts collected and all bills paid — as a young businessman should do! IT WILL help him do both, if you have the money ready each time he comes to collect. It will also show your appreciation for his faithful service, nature him of a Merry Christmas and start him off on a prosperous New Year.

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