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Opinions Check-kiting legislators sins of deficit spending arc coming home to for hundreds of check-kiting members of our Congress. ,. understand how easy it is to overdraw a check- We have done so on occasion and expect our readers have also been guilty of the of- But when caught in an overdrawn situation we felt guilty and taken immediate steps to correct the situation but to reduce the likeli- of it happening again. representatives didn't share our feeling of until they suddenly realized their over- practices may jeopardize their chance at re- Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has tried to explain his checks by saying hc wrote 160 bad checks over the hree years because he was donating regularly to a fund for needy students. was writing bad checks to be benevolent. We Certain the writers of all bad checks believe the checks were written for a good purpose but that doesn't mean the action was correct. Charles Hatcher, R-Ga., has confessed to writing perhaps 780 bad checks in a 39 month period. He explained that he thought check kiting was permitted. We were recently discussing the check kiting with a friend. Struggling to get established and raise a fam- ily, he and his wife are regularly working three jobs. He confided his life would sure be a lot easier if he could just write a check whenever needed. How can we expect to get our national house in order when our lawmakers haven't the will, sense of right and wrong or the brains to balance their check- books? For far too long, our elected representatives have attempted to solve our nation's problems by spending money our nation does not have. Apparently, they have used the same faulty logic in dealing with their personal problems. It may very well be time to sentence the check- kiters to two or more years in private life. s' roll in economic development think of than other on the same scale er businesses. Like banks seem to he level of power. because banks asked in a "correct" Perform their services; hold in their life and death of endeavors. most banks were Week marked a milestone in the tax crisis for Several of work and many teose  debate and LB 1063 These are the legislation which I many times in relating to personal taxation and the m our constitution. I amend- on the May It must receive of the Nebraska we can suc- replace our current tax system. currently all in- equipment are on the market value. an unacceptable more in the future need for the con- amendment. I voters, once in- see the wisdom in our Nebraska Con- in the Vassage of Proposals, we have primarily locally owned and more like other local businesses. The owner knew the people of the community, did the paperwork, made loans, understood the marketplace, and was in harmony with the community. Then people didn't look at the banker as "above" so much, and neither were hank "profits" something yon talked about. Banks, did collect in- terest, and foreclosed on property occasionally, but most people didn't make the logical connection that, like any other business, hanks had to make a profit. In "the good old days" it seemed that banks could mysteriously continue to loan without concern about profit or loss. Generally, the banker was a friend. And from the 40s to the 60s most banks functioned in harmony with rural com- munities, serving mainly the retail sector and farmers. Banks were stable, there was little chaos in that industry. 1968, however, was a pivotal year. In that year, rural banks began to "sense" the reality of the global marketplace, the effect of high-tech farming, and the exodus from rural com- munities, along with the effect of the interstate highway and mass-merchandisers. By the 70s, rural America had already been in a couple of (Continued to Page 2B) Nebraska Legislature By Sen. Douglas A. Krlstemon. 37th District completed this year's work. Nothing could be further from the truth. We have 18 working days left in this session. The rsonal property tax crisis has minuted our agenda, but we must again turn our attention to the other needs of the state. I want to review some of these matters this week. Matters which remain to be discussed included: 1. LB 72, which provides for an election regarding com- munity consent for a radioactive waste facility. 2. LB 78m, changing informed consent provisions prior to an abortion. 3. LB 306, which deals with the state's intent regarding surface water, ground water and their relationship. This is an ex- tremely important bill to south central Nebraska. 4. LB 470, which changes the manner in which banks can open branch facilities. 5. LB 556. A comprehensive campaign finance reform act. 6. LB 958. The reinstatement of mandatory seat belt usage law. 7. LB 962, which would change the Nebraska income tax system. 8. LB 1059 and LB 1237, beth which change provisions for judicial redistricting. 9. LB 1092, increases fees related to motor vehicle rifles, registrarions, and operator's licenses. I0. LB 1258, which places limitations on investments by the Ethanol Authority Development Board. In addition to these con- troverslal issues, we must pass a state budget prior to April 14. As yon can see, the legislature has many more difficult issues which need to be addressed this year. Any one of the above issues could dominate much of our remaining time. I believe the relief of having addressed the personal property tax system will take the fight out of the many of the remaining issues. This can be extremely dangerous, if people are not willing to question bills or amendments because of fatigue. I am confident the legislature will address all of these issues and do so in a responsible manner. There are manerous other bills which have been designated as Editor's Notebook priorities. Their fate is un- certain with the press of time. One bill, which I believe deserves considerable at- tention, is LB 988. This was introduced by the legislature's execurive beard and I have co- signed this hill. LB 968 is the legislative program evaluation act. This would allow the legislature to evaluate the many state programs which we have. This would be an attempt to gain control over un- necessary programs and, thus, cut expenditures. Also, this evaluation process would allow the legislature to see if the policies which we implement are working pursuant to the legislature's intent. With a citizen legislature, often times it is difficult for senators to follow up fully on many of the wograms. This prWxam would help us monitor out state ex- nditures and to make sure at we are running at the best level of efficiency. If you have any questions, or need copies of legislation, ease feel free to call or write office. Sen. Doug Kristensen, District 37, State Capitol, Lincoln, Neb. 68509. 1 by Bill Blauvelf an entry in this notebook reported on the discovery seal manufactured in Superior. )f the newspaper, Albert Mullet called when the Mullet Store stocked and sold product. He wasn't sure of the time period but in the 1920s. Cars of that period were Cooling system leaks and radiator seal was a popular the store's inventory would run low, his father would the Jens Toning automobile dealership for a new was a dealor for Reo automobiles. His dealership was ,'s Hob-Knob Liquor Store. pro-  the driving force beZind the Rata Manufac- t. Mullet i and the Rata Manufacturing Corn- Superior's history, Albert Mnilet is still : Prometion of the Superior community. he has been helping with the organization of the Fair scheduled for Saturday afternoon in the it firstbegan in the 1950s, electricity was still areas, televisions were just being intro- t been invented. The exhibition and hundreds of people applices. real argument about 20 years ago when the name Some of the retailers thought the show and that it should be limited to appliances. has continued to change and evolve as our first four decades, Mullet could be store's double booth in the southeast corner of he continues to play an active role He serves on the board responsible for utility deparunents and is active serving on the commiuee for the business districL m community activities and development is a residents of s towns and areas. Saturday this editor was among a number of members of the Olive Hill Church who gathered for a work day. While the older members were responsible for the noon meal, the younger members engaged in a number of cleaning and repair projects. Earlier this winter other members of the congregation patched the balcony cracks. Saturday I helped apply a sand texture paint. While the work was underway, we recalled the balcony's last renovation. It must have been about 30 years ago for I was in high school. Only one of the men who helped with that project was able to help Saturday. As we worked, we remembered and talked about previous work experiences. Mostly we remembered the good times we enjoyed while working together to achieve a common goal. Most projects contained at least a few surprises. Saturday, the texture buckets were harder to open than we expected. While we struggled with the bucket opening, we started to tell about prior bucket opening experiences. One of the men recalled the first time he Iried to open aplastic bucket. His employer had left him with six unopened five-gallon buckets. Knowing the buckets were to be opened, he nearly ex- pended all his energy opening them by grasping fmnly on the lids and pulling. When the employer returned with the knife he planned to use to break the bucket seals, he was surprised to see all had been opened. Another recalled the time he and another man were assigned to do some painting. First to arrive on the job, the older fellow had opened and mixed the peinL It was not until they f'mished the painting project and i? put away the unused lJnt that the problem was disc, older but inexperienced painter, not being familiar with Imint cans, had used a can opener to remove the bottom of the paint can... Still another worker recalled his experience working wm a paint crew. Throughont the day he had been unhappy with a fellow worker who kept getting in his way. The day was vped when he climbed down the ladder, The fellow worker had left a large bucket of paint sitting at the base of the ladder. ,n't hard to guess what happened. The man descending the the bucket of F-" Ill I The PRIZE WINNING NEWSPAPER 1991 u p e r i o r Anmversary em_l hm P,UhxJ wo/By S lor PubllsNn 9 , Inv. 148 Eas'tt Street, Stxor,C, Naeka .78 0740.0QeQ fond Changm to Superk PubUstdng y, Inv. P.O.Sox 408. Superior, NE 68071040a Kansm 8ulw, dba wfl to P.O. Box 258, WeUl=er, Kanm e970-0258 Subscflptlon Rates: $12 per year or three years for $33 payable In advance in Netnska and Kamm, 418 per year or ttwm ]mars for kS0. NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION iiiiii ,1 ll - "1 I 1 IT . From Our Early Files Sixty-five Years Ago Two of the eight new beusea recently constructed in north Superior by John Solberg, Htings contractor, will he sold at aUction March 20. Two have already been sold, one to C. E. Munson and the other to Ernest Shipp. William KeRbley, manager of Keithley and Company an- neunces the plant has installed a new Dunn tile machine which turns out building tile of an excellent grade. He has severed his connection with the Superior Gravel and Sand Company. The city icy streets were responsible Mr one accident Sunday. Herbert Atkins and Ernest Ball collided Sunday noon at the Superior Oil Com- pany corner when they were unable to stop. Fifty Years Ago Major Doane F. Kiechel spoke to the 200 attending the South Platte United Chambers of Commerce meeting here Thursday evening. . The Robert Downing family moved from the McKeown house at 908 Commercial to the residence of 753 N. Bloom, which they purchased from the Vestey estate. Paul Renken, who has delivered KKK products to Nuckolls County customers for eight years, is leaving for defense work. Forty Years Ago Superior's second surprise day will be March 27. Specials from 45 Superior business places are listed in this issue. Some visitors will receive valuable gifts that will be passed out that day. Donn Crilly, sophomore in the Univecsity of Nebraska Medical school, Omaha, was elected president of Alpha Kappa Kappa. Self-service will be a feature of the new Ban Franklin store opening this week. Art Barthold is the owner. Leaving April 1 for induction into the armed forces were Adrian Menke, Kenyard Sm- sith, Albert G. Frerichs, Victor Schmitt, Robert Samsula, Kenneth Williams. LaVern Pedersen and Glen Edwards. Th stage is set for the first Superior Automobile show at the city auditorium Friday and Saturday afternoon and evening. Eleven automobiles will be shown on the floor and weather permitting more custide. A free vaudeville show will be held each evening. Leslie's Radio Service ad- verrises a new mobile television antenna permits actual demonstration of television in your own home. Thirty Years Ago A Silver Calico Tea in the form of a quilt show, will be held in the Methodist Church Friday. A quilt made by Hulda Hudson and quilted by her circle will he auctioned of. Dr. A. W. Webman's office was broken into early Saturday morning and two bottles of pain pills, 100 in each bottle, were stolen. Dr. Webman's medicine kit was found later along the highway north of town. LeVerne Hutchinson has been appointed commissioner for District 2. he will serve the unexpired term of Marvin Lewis, who resigned to be ap- pointed county assessor. Twenty Years Ago Ella Sehriever and Viola Mayhew, two long time grade teachers will be absent from the school system next fall. They plan retirement. Roger Schroeder, Davenport, was named the Farm Bureau Oustanding Young Farmer and Rancher for Nuckolls County. Stefanie Anna Meyers has been named "Little Miss FHA of 1972." She was the first girl born in Nuekolls County Hospital during FHA Week. C. F. Bondegard has sold his sand and gravel business to Bergt Br., Inc. Ten Years Ago Carl and Elsie Anderson will open a welding and repair business one block east of the water tower. Julie Hill has been named a summer intern in the Washington office of Sen. Ed- ward Zoriusky. Royalee Rhoads has been selected to attend Girls State. Trina Andersen was named alternate. Approximately 240 attended a benefit soup supper at Rosemont for Darlene Hayes who is taking treatment for intestinal cancer. Five Years Ago A tornado struck the nor- theast corner of Nelson about 5:15 p.m. Saturday damaging the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kelm, Neva Thornberry and a garge owned by Randy Garvin. Effective next month the Social Security representative will no longer visit Superior. ) Funerals Were held for Margaret Kelfer, Rose Strat- man, Ethel Motet and Rudolph Ahrens. Scouts winning at the Pinewood Derby were Curtis Barnhart, Kyle Smidt, Matt Sehuitz, James Brackett and Brandon Bussart. One Year Ago SHS students will present "Give My Regards to Broad- way," Friday and Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Simonsen purchased 120 acres of farm land sold at auction by Wilma Larsen for $830 an acre. Edgar farmers Jack Horst and Ben Jones are ex- perimenting in organic farm- ing. Last week Jack's brother, Jerry Horst, traveled to Italy to attend an in- ternational food stores exhibition. Lois Schiermeyer, an em- ployee of the Department of State of Washington D.C., left Sunday for duty in Tanzania. l l l l ' l I Reflections 1] by Donna M. Chr/stemen Coming home from Red Cloud a few weeks ago, I found myself behind a slow-moving vehicle. At the particular place in the road, passing was not possible. It seemed to be a little frustrating to follow at such a slow rate. Because there was something I wanted to write in my notebook, I just pulled off on the shoulder and stopped. After making my notation I put another tape in my player and just sort of waited for a few nimutes to let the other vehicle gain some distance. When I entered the roadway, I U'aveled slightly under the limit to avoid catching up to the slow vehicle. By the time we were in Superior I tume unto another street, avoiding my anxiety over following him. As this was happening, it occurred to me how often we need this kind of experience in our spiritual life, too. Most of us tend to get too many things going and we lose sight of why we do them. rye found it helps m pull off to the side, at times, and reevaluate the activities. Maybe relaxation would help a little. Maybe a change in the things we listen to would give an added lift. Those brief times by the side of the road are often the refreshment we need to continue to be effective in our activity. Area Church Directory Catholic Church Services St. JoNph's Church Superior, Neb. Father Frank Machovec Rectory Phone 402-879-3735 Mum Schedule Daffy Masses ....... 7:30 ran. Saturday ................. 6 p.m. Sunday ................... 8 a.m. Nelson-Sunday ...... 10 a.m. First BapUst Church 858 N Commercial Superior, Neb. Rev. Cindl Lane Prather and Rev. Norman T. Prather Church 402.879-3534 Sunday Church at Study. 9:30 a.m. Worship ................. I I a.m. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Phone 40'3-S79-S}5 fir. PAUl-, LtTTIDmAN rd. s. Waltar Laughlin. Imstor Sunday WorsbJp ...... ..... 9 a.m. Sunday School and Fellowship Hour .; .... I0 a.m. LitUe Blue Christian Fellowship Old Pleasant View School at the Junction of Highways No. 14 and No. 4 Pastor ,d M.. David Bellem Worship Service, Sunday 10 a.m. Elbrl Prayer. MOneda6:30 a,m. Bile Study. Wedne ly ........... .... , ..................... 7.'30 p.m. hikiren's Bible Stu Wednesday, ....... :30 p.m. i i Centennial Lutheran Church 0m,.ou Sod} Ninth and N Dakota Streets Pastor Paul Albrecht Phone 402-879-3137 Sunday Worship Servlce ....... 9 a.m. Sunday School ........ I0 a.m. Bible Class .............. I0 a.m. Worship with us va lWe broadcast each Sunda on KRFS Radio First Presbyterian Church Sixth and N Central Phone 402-879-3733 Rev. Jerry Dean, pastor Sunday Sunday School ..... 9:30 a.m. Worship .................. 11 a.m. Reformed Presbyterian Church 1Nfth and N Bloom Ralph E. Joseph, pastor Phone 402-879-3167 Office 402-879-3628 8uda]r Sunday School .......... 9:30 a.m. Worship ................... 10:30 a.m. VIMto Alwq Welemn Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 506 N Kansas Superior, Neb. st,eu 13orkJ, pastor Phone 402-225-4207 Sunday Mornlng Worship.. 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.m. I Church of Christ 664 hat Fourth 8tzoot Phone 402-S79-4067 Fa/rbrother, minister Wednesday Night Youth and Adult Bible Study ..... 7:30 Sunday Worship Service ......... 9:30 a.m. Sunday School .............. 11 a.m. Evening Service .......... 6:30 p.m. ffothers do not trust you. have lost . First Community Church Oak, Neb. Dale lmdnger, interim pastor Phone 402-279-3495 0unday Sunday School ........ 10:10 a.m. Morning Worship ............ 9 a.m. Tuda y Joy Club ....................... 7 p.m. Midweek B/ble Studies ]Mble Centered Nonnomlnattonal Salem Lutheran Church Phone 402-225-4207 Highway 14 North Superior, Neb. Steven TJarks, pastor Sunday Sunday School ..... 9:30 a.m. Worship ............. 10:.45 a.m. Uving Faith Fellowship Wrd ot  ehureh a16 N Central P nu,, pwtw 41479-$814 Sunday Adult Weship ................ 10:30 a.n Children's Church .......... 10:.30 a.m. Adult Wonhlp ....................... 5 p.m. Chlkltn's Church ................. 5 p.m. Wednud, qv Youth  ............................. 7 p.m. Adult BiHe Study .................. 7 p.m. Children's Bible Study ........... 7 p.m. i H I Union Church ofy Hardy, Neb. Pastor Dale Bussiager Phone 40-279-3495 Wedneoday Bible Study ......... 7:30 p.m. Joy Club .................. 4 p.m. Sunday Sunday School .... 9:30 ELm. Worship ............ 1.30 a.m. i H ii HI H I Church Of The Nazarene 740 East 7th Roy. Leland 8mlth Office Phone 402-879-4391 Sunday Sunday School ......... 9:45 a,rr Morn/rig Scrv/ce ..... 10:45 a.m. Evcrdng Serv/ce ............ 6 p.n'L Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Kids Under Construct/on ......... 7 p.m. TrmMportatton aad Nursery i New Hope Wesleyan Fellowship 346 N Dakota Street Superlor, Neb. Rev. Lar Pltchford, pastor Church Phone 402-879-4623 Sunday Sunday School ......... 9:45 a.rr Morn/rig Worship .... 10:45 a.rr Evening Worship ...... 6:30 p.m. i Webber United Methodist Church Webber, Fan. .. Rev. lllie Manning Omee 913-361-2664 Sunday Worship ................... 9:30 a.rr Sunday School ....... 10:30 a.m. UMW First and Third Wednesday Of Each Month Men's Breakfast Second Saturday of the Month i, Olive HIH Church Pastor Lester Snyder Phone 402-879-4480 Sunday Sunday School .... 9:30 a.m. Worship ............ 10:30 a.m. Located five miles south and two wries west of Super/or Preelaim Christ Sbwe zaTs United Methodist Church 448 N Kansas Street Superior, Neb. Rev. Jerry Heydenberk Sunday Service Church School ..... 9:30 a.m. Wohlp 10:45 a.m.