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Opinions New Homestead Act Senators Chuck Hagel (Nebraska) and Byron Dorgan (North Dakota) have introduced the New Homestead Economic Act. The legislation is similar to the 21st Century Homestead Act which was included among the recommendations advanced in an earlier report entitled "Trampled Dreams: The Neglected F,,eonomy of the Rural Great Plains." The senators&apos; bill addressed the most serious issue facing rural communities -- poplatation decline. Rural communities have ben hard hit by a cycle of depopulation. As economic opportunities lessen, people move out, community institutions consolidate or close, economic opportunities lessen even more and the down, ward spiral speeds up. This area's population probably peaked in the 1890s but we didn't notice a decline until the 1930s. Now we see the spiral gaining in momentum. The new Homestead Act is not a panacea. If adopted it may provide our rural areas with hope and opportunities for growth. The bill has several provisions. Be targeted to counties experiencing significant out-migration or population loss the past 20 years. Forgive up to 50 percent of college loans for graduates who live and work in the counties, for five Organdonors Waiting for an organ or tissue transplant is a day-to- day reality for more than 80,000 men, women and children in the United States. Sadly, only one out of three of these patients will ever receive a transplant because of the shortage of organ donors. If you haven't signed a Uniform Donor Card, National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week, April 21-27 would be a good time to do so. Everyone needs to be aware of the life-saving power of organ and tissue donation. One organ and tissue donor can impact the lives of many people. Signing a donor card is not enough. Because family consent is required at the time of donation, it's important for donors to make their wishes known to their immediate family. The success rate of organ transplant procedures con- tinues to rise thanks to advances in surgical techniques and organ preservation. In 2001, the survival rate for a kidney transplant was 94 percent. More than 1,000 patients are alive today thanks to a life-saving organ transplant procedure that took place in a Nebraska hospital. But there are still more than 400 patients waiting for transplants throughout the state. Best of the Press Wise It is a wise man who can be thrifty without being stingy; Who can be generous without being wasteful'.--Grit A Play On Words A husband is a person who is under the impression he bosses the house--when, in reality, he only houses the boss.--The State, S.C. more more years. *Provide tax credits for home purchases. *Establish government-matched savings accounts for people who live and work in those counties to develop a small business and for educational expenses, first-time home purchases and unreimbursed medical expenses. *Create investment tax credits and venture capital funds for the targeted communities. .PrOvide a package of federal tax provisions that offer incentives for investment in and migration to the targeted rural areas. Senator Dorgan hopes the introduction of the bill will start a national debate that reminds Americans of the value and importance of rural America. That debate is long overdue. We believe it makes economic sense to encourage people and businesses to locate where our nation's investments in such basic services as education, trans- portation and utilities are being under utilized. How- ever, the proposal will be a hard sell to those legislators representing the nation's more urban areas. Many will see the bill as an attempt to "divert money" which they believe should go to the areas they represent. Letters to the Editor Editor: On Tuesday the Superior Busi- ness and Professional Women will join thousands of women from across the United States in obserging Equal Pay Day--a na- tional day of action against unfair pay. Tuesday is symbolic of the point into the new week that a woman must work to earn the wages paid to a man in the previ- ous week. On anational level, the U.S. Census Bureau reports women earn only 73 cents for every dollar a man earns. Because women earn less, we must work longer for the same pay. In a time when America's economy is facing a downturn, every penny counts! If current wage patterns continue over a 40 year career, the average 25-year- old woman who works full-time will earn approximately $523,000 less than the average man. As working women, we are extremely concerned about pay inequity, not only for ourselves, but for our families. My family stands to lose an estimated $250,000 over the course of my working lifetime because of wage disparity. Fair pay takes real change! And we can fimke a difference. Here in Superior we will join with hun- Editor: The Nuckolls County Histori- cal Society wants to thank you for the coverage given to the mu- seum in recent issues of your newspaper. We hope the publicity will en- courage some of your readers to come and visit. Come and see what old things are new at the Nuckolls County Mu'eum. Volunteers have been work- ing on displays and new exhibits. If you see someone is there, come in for a visit. Otherwise make an appointment and someone will open for you. We will be open during the summer on Thursday and Sunday afternoons, Memo- rial weekend through Labor Day weekend. We can still use volunteer workers, and cash donations may be sent to Nuckolls County Mu- seum, Post Office Box 441, Su- perior, Nob. 68978. Bonnie Pedersen, secretary Nuckolls County Historical Society Editor: I would like to share some- thing a wise man once said. |t came to me by e-mail. "Great dreds of other BPW local organi- minds discuss ideas, average On " ' .z . . " '. ,91ttdiscuss eve,  smaJl mzatss acrosstoeduinds discuss people" cate women and men about pay It made me recall this saying: inequity and to offer solutions to "If you don't make mistakes, discrimination. Support the effort you're not working on hard by wearing red to show women's enough problems, And that's a pay is "in the red." big mistake." Sharon Greenwood Su Perior Country Roads My husband and 1 have been learning what it is like to be live with a minimal amount of water and bathroom usage as we prepare to tear down a house. Within a week the country house should be down. In preparation for the house razing everything has been removed and now the bathroom usage is limited. I think what it was like for our pioneer families with no in- house water access or bathrooms. A few years ago when our church congregation was intervmwing a prospective pastor and his family the pastor's wife made it known she was disappointed to find only one bathroom in the parsonage. She didn't believe the family could get along with only one bathroom. We have become a two to a two and half bathroom society. I admit when I moved into the house in town, I was overjoyed to finally have two bathrooms. After almost 20 years sharing one by Gloria Garman-SeMaefli small bathroom with three men, I finally hai a bathroom all my own. One I could decorate in a feminine flair and have unlimited use of. During childhood visits to my grandparents' farm, we had to use the "out-house" facilities, regardless of the weather...and the baths were taken on an enclosed porch, in a metal wash tub, hand filled with buckets of heated water. A bed sheet was hung on ropes around the tub for privacy.. I will never fprget those experiences. Grandad and Grandma had nine children, seven of which were gifts..What would the teenage girls and boys of today do without running water? Today we depend on such modern conveniences that we "freak out" when we lose them even for 15 minutes when the electricity is off. Editor's Notebook Residents of the Heartland face several certainties. In addi- tion to certainty of death and taxes we can be certain of severe weather'. Last Wednesday statewide tornado watch and warning drills were held to see how well prepared we are for the inevitable storms. We need not let storm related fear immobilize us. Instead we should allow a healthy respect for the storms to mobilize us into making protective plans. Here at the newspaper we talked we new employees about the best areas to seek shelter if they should be at work when a storm approaches. In the early days of this community, citizens of Superior realized the need for a warning system, They purchased the bell now displayed in front of the Public Safety Building. In times of emergency, the bell was vigorously rung and people ran for the fire station to ascertain the nature of the emergency. That system may have worked for a fire but it wasn't good for a tornado. Weather forecasting has improved greatly since that night spring night in 1935 when residents of Superior gathered at the Burlington railroad station,listening for telegraphed reports of the flood's advance. That night the wall of water surging down the valley was claiming human lives and destroying property in its path, including the tracks of the Chicago; Burlington & Quincy Railroad. As the flood passed, a new record was set for the most miles of mainline railroad destroyed by a single flood. After the water reached the last train station to the west, the people of Superior new their next news would come from the cement plant siren. When flood waters reached the plant, it had been prearranged the men working there would sound the plant's siren. Fog blanketed the area as the people fearfully waited for the unkown to arrive. They couldn't see the river's advance and no one knew for sure how far into the town the water would come. But when they heard the whistle, they knew the hours of uncertainty were nearly over. When a telephone call on a summer's evening a half century ago told of an advancing tornado, firemen cruised the community in their only fire truck warning residents to take cover. After that By BIll Blauvelt experience anew warning system was put in place. A siren located on the city auditorium's highest level, replaced a less than treetop height siren located near the Carnegie Library. Six blasts on the siren would signal the approach of a storm. One blast signaled the time, two an emergency and three a fire: As the town boundaries expanded, we wanted a better warn- ing system. We were sold on the idea of locating four sirens throughout the city. Of the latest design, they were capable of sounding distinctive tones for fire, weather or national emergen- cies. No longer would we have to county the blasts. Ir the early years we didn't realize how ,ineffective the new sirens were for we continued to sound the siren purchased in the 1950s. With the new system the old siren got our attention and we listened for the tone of the new sirens to determine the type of emergency. But with a change in dispatching services, the old siren was turned off and we realized how effective it was. Last year grant funds were used to purchase two new sirens. We hoped,they would be beuer but in reality they are even less effective. Federal officis don't understand why we are unhappy. They say the old sirens pollute the air and no longer allow their sale. They tell us we shouldn't expect to hear the sirens When in our homes for sirens are to warn those outside. But why do we want or need such a fimited warning system? Longtime residents of the plains don't want to be outside waiting for a storm to approach. We know it is best to be inside when storms are likely. Some communities rely on weather radio to alert those inside but that service is not yet available in Superior, Until it is. we would like to have a siren system that can be heard when we are inside our homes and businesses and that will awake when we are sleeping. We have such a siren but lack the controls to activate it. As we enter tornado season, we hope the present sirens can be repaired and a way found to also sound the old siren presently mounted on a tower above the Public Safety Building. qhe Superior Member Nebraska Press Association N Express Thu.rsday, MEgBER Superior Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third Street, PO Box 408, Superior, Nebraska 88978 PRIZE WINNING w't.IBi.lfl NEWSPAPER E-mall supedorexlXmm@dltot.net Subscfip#on rates: $18 per year or three years for $48 payable In advance In Nebraska. (includes sales tax) Othsr states $25 par year or three years for 2B From the files of The Superior Express... Seventy Years Ago A well balanced effort paced by L. B. Alexander, Earl Ebaugh and James Williams on Coach Thurlo McCrady's track team de- feated Hardy team 91-51. Indi- vidual effort of Gillan, McGowan and Loop presented plenty of com- petition. Peter August Wissing, Bostwick, took out his first natu- ralization papers last week. More than 200 quilts were dis- played at the Hosted Store. Mrs. G. R. Dodds displayed one made in 1806. Seventh grade students in this county will go to Mt. Clare Friday to take state examinations. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Pearce have moved to the Charles Blivens prop- erty at 15th and Commercial. The Express turned out a fine piece of two color commercial nting last week for the Lloyd atchery. Fifty Years Ago The Calvary Independent Church, 13 miles southwest of Superior, burned to the ground. Ted Konvalin, is pastor of the church. Having completeda practical nursingcourse in Hastings the fol- lowing received certificates: Aivira Jonson, Loretta Lemke, Marie Paye, Eda Bruns, Ruth Snyder and Ellen Wheeler. Oscar Eitzman and Mr. and Mrs. William Morris. There are 19 employed at the Farmers Union Co-op Association Mill in Superior. The mill has stor- age capacity for 80,000 bushels of grain. Margaret Selvage and Clifford White were married at Fairbury. Forty Years Ago E. E. Chard, owner of the Chard Drug Store, was elected president of the Nebraska Pharmaceutical Association. Carl Striggow, 62, Oak mail carrier, died at Brodstone Hospi- tal. Thirty-four hundred copies of The Express are being printed this week. The circulation is at an all- time record high. Officers elected for the Supe- rior Volunteer Fire Department are Earl Osborne, Dale Beck and Jerry Cox. Wayne Bennett is fire chief and Don Smalley assistant. Thirty Years Ago Melba Copeland, manager of the Superior Hosted Store, pre- sented Mrs. Laurence Leece with a pin for 10 years of service to the Hosted Company. Thirteen men will become new members of the Superior Fire De- partment. Two boys were selected for the 1972 Silver Key Contest spon- sored by the Nebraska High School Boys were born toMr. and Mrs. Press Association. Craig Alvin Blankenship, Mr. and Mrs. Barfknecht in editorial writing Area United Methodist Churches Schedules for Sunday Schools and Worship Service Mankato Harmony: Worship, l I a.m, SUn. Sda., 9:45 a.m. ionls: Wonhip, 30 a.m. Sun. Seh., 130 a.m. wonp, :s =.m. Sun. Sch., 9:30 a.m. Worship, 9:30 a.m. Sun. Sch., 9:30 a.m. Worship, I| a.m. Evangelical Luthe/ran Church 201 South Center Mankato, Kan. Church 785-378-3308 Res. 785-378-3766 il] Steve L/tile, Pastor 'J Sunday Worship .................. 9:00 a.m. Sunday School ....... 10:30 a.m. contest and Joe Morris in were honored sportswriting, ding anniversary, Wayne Howe has been given a four-year R.O.T.C. scholarship. Five Dwayne McKeown is a mem- Superior ber of the Bethany College Choir Lannin of Lindsborg, Karl. Twenty Years Ago Tom Murray was awarded the $200 scholarship provided by the Home Extension Council. Dr. Dennis Hatch and family arrived this week. He will begin his medical practice next week. Jackie Fish is one of the mere- Ali have been choseta t and Boys State. Gwen Oak post office ( more years. husband, Robert. Dan Hoins bers of the Hazz-Rock Ensemble from. Keamey State College now Agency, on tour. Jennin Clarence Zulauf, former Supe- rior furniture and funeral home One Supt. Mei business operator, died in Califor- school i: nia. ary principal. Ten Years Ago become Todd Mohler placed first in the and Bob Tipton shot put and discus throws at the dent. track meet at Grand Island Central A fire Catholic High School. Richardson home Ilene Nielsen received a check rior. for $258 from Larry McCord in recognition of her bowling a 258 scratch game. McCord offered $1 and for every pin for anyone bowling shortly after a 250 game or above in ladies play. The Johnny Karson show was a big hit at the Nelson Community Show.  Southem Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Jackson Webber United Methodist Church Webber, Kan. Ofllee 788-861-:1e1 Res. q!8-861-2070 Suday, I Worship...., .............. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School ...... 10:30 a.m. Pastor royce Beam llS s. Mankato.} 785-378"V Sunday School :.,' Morning Worship' Thaddeus d. Hlnid 785-378" First Baptist Jewell County Calvary Bible North. Church Catholic Churches .,eue,a Free Church T 1 tm w. PemrL Jemm, KIm. Sacred Heart, Esbon '- 7tas.as4o IIIIII111 cI1, E. Hwy 36 Mankato Saturday on first, third and 785-37S-3655 fifthweekend ............... 6:30 p.m. [l Wayne Feigal, Pastor I Pllone 7 Sunday School ............... 10 a.m. Sunday on second and I' Located eight fourth weekend ............... 10 a.m. WedDesday Burr Oak and t Worship ......................... 11 a.m. St. Theresa Youth Group ............. 7 p.m. Snndl Wednesday Bible Study 320 N. Commercial, Mankato SUD.dSy Sunday School ........ Sunday School ..... 9:30 a.m. ......................................... 7 p.m. 785-378-3939 Sunday Worship Servlee Worship ................... Neolin Taylor, Pastor Sunday ................................ 8 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Joe VanCe,  Fr. Allen Scheer, Pastor ,,tFamlly,,uBlble, Hur- ..... c,,=,7o,,P'm"  The Sen Olive Hill . Centennial Church of Christ Grace Church Lutheran Church z. Located five miles south and 0oun Synod) ' Superior, Neb. 42a lg.  :t two ratios west of Super/or ssss. ntot Street, s==, sen. I ' pastOr o ,.,4-sss Wednesday vening eil 0e Phone 402-879-3676 . . 8eturdty Youth and Adult Bible Study 7 p.m. =day worsmp ........  ...... 6:30 p.m. 8,day %11' Itl Sunday School .... 9:30 a.rn. Worup Service ..................... 9 a.m. Worship Servlce ............. 9 a.m. race Pe Chfldr  Sunday School-Bible Sunday School ........ 10:15 a.m. Club ................. '" Worship ............ 10:30 a.m. Class ............................... tO a,m. Evening Service ......... 6:30 p.m. Stm' Paul Albrecht, Pastor Leater Snyder, Pastor w wh us via Uue broadcast Sunday School ......... ' each Sundau on KWS Jto A lot of kneeling keeps you in Morrang Womhlp ....... .' Prayer Time ................ treaatmlnaCrUtSinee STS rse can for ad,a w- aria d. stardin0 w/th C, od. ,,d ,,;  z. Bible study ops. [ I . First COmmunity Church Of Little Blue Catltol Church The Nazarene Christlan Fellowshlp Church Oak, Neb. 740 E. Seventh Old Pleasant View School St. Joseph'l; Phone 402-225-2284 Office Phone 402-879-4391 Sunday 7 miles No. of Nelson SperJOlr,i "Smaday Sunday School ........ 9:30 a.m. Sunday Rectory Phone  Morrang Service ..... 10:45 a.m. Worship Service ............ 10 a.m. Sunday School .............. 9 a.m. Morni4 Worship ......... 10 a.m. Sunday Prayer Meeting ................ 6:00 p.m. Jim Dresser, Pastor Dlbhs Centered Nondenominational Evening Service ............ 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting. Children's Ministry and Youth Group Meetha ... 7 p.m. Denis Payne, Pastor Txtnsportation and Nwraery Wednesday Adult Bible Study .......... ;....7 p.m. Children's Bible Study ...... 7 p.m. lhdday Morning Prayer .......... 6:30 a.m. Pastor and Mrs. Davld Sellers Salem First Presbyterian EvangeliCal Lutheran Church Church Lutheran 14 Nerth, Superior, Neb. Sixth and N. Central ' Church 8tmday Superior, Neb. In America Sunday School ..... 9:30 a.m. Phone 402-879-3733 ST. PAUL LUTIIERAN Sunday School ........... 9:15 a.m. Hardy, Neb. Worship ............. 10:45 a,m. Fellowship Coffee ...... 10:30 a.m. Phone 402-279-3205 Roy. Daniel Hays Worship ........................ I I a.m. or 402-236-8825 Sunday Worship ........... 9 a.m, Rev. Mark Dlehl, Sunday School and Lutheran Vespers, KRfS, 7:30 o. Fellowshlp Hour ...... I0 a.m. A-st ann tmrd Pastor Roy. Howard Schroeder Daffy Masses ..'"! Saturday ........ , .... Sunday ....... . ..... '; Nelson-SundaY "' Father PI3 uv!ng Faith United aewen Fello00hlp Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Methodist ' w. a  e== MontrO a,, ,. ,... 00,an=eu=a Luther,,,, Church " Itay Church in America 44S N. Kansas Street Worship Service ............ 10:30 a.m. I Service ................... 5 p.m. 505 N. Kansas Superior, Neb. Tee:e (ecept 4th and 5th Sundays} SUlOr, Neb. J Chrlstlan Development Night Morning Worship 8:30 a.m. MO _rrng Wo : " Kids for Christ- ' RdtAdultaadandyouthOtJldrenoroup .......... ...... 77 p.m.P'm' Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.0a. Church School ..... 9:30 a.m. Wednesclay...=........ aadio Progrgm, KaFS AM Worship ............. 10:45 a.m. . M o  8tin<lay Mo .......... 8:30 a.m. Pats Buse. Pastor Rev. Daniel Hays Re,,,. Dorthea Fairbanks MorninFellows,aipWOrshiPHour ....