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Tile Superior Express Established in 1900 Biauvelt, Managing Editor / PRIZE \\; I WINNING  X 1972 j/ . Published Weekly by perior Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third St. , Superior, Nebraska 68978 Thursday, May 11, 1972 Class Postage Paid .. At Superior rates $5.00 pc," year payable in Nebraska and Kansas, year elsewhere. 00lixon's Appeal to the Paris peace table, a further withdrawal of U.S. from Vietnam and in the United States would In effect, surrender in South allowing the communists to country by open aggression, Nixon staked his election on the hope that most will support this as a Posture. Policy is his belief--in his armed with the most other countries, and succeed it, other countries will be to do exactly the same athe Mideast, in Europe and in danger spots. If the win militarily in Vietnam, of war in other parts of the would be enormously in- , chances of ending the war this year may hinge largely Hanoi believes Nixon can stick to his position and the SUpport given the President electorate. For Nixon fo" peace in taking the he will never accept a Vietnamese invasion. Hanoi's leaders conclude they with such aggression, South Vietnam and therefore will leave North open to continuing U.S. air are they likely to agree to Nixon's firmness very Public Ojficials & Gifts One of the flagrant abuses of government officials and members of Congress is the growing practice of accepting free rides on the private aircraft of big corporations. A spot check at several airports by the New York Times recently showed Cabinet members, Senators and Congressmen regularly accepting such gifts. Federal law prohibits all public officials from accepting gifts from any source which could cause a conflict of interest. Because federal officials in the executive and other departments and members of Congress deal daily with laws and orders applying to the nation's corporations, the growing practice is obviously a violation of the spirit of the law. Because federal salaries are now usually higher than those in private industry and because members of Congress earn over $42,000 in salary plus more than $250,000, on the average, for office and other expenses, there is no need or justification for such abuse. Favors--extended over a long period of time as has often been the case with the free transportation of many public officials--are certain to consciously or unconsciously influence the thinking of those receiving the benefits. A Good Community A former editor of a country newspaper asks, "What makes 'good' communities?" Writing to a friend, he says, "Now any observer knows that there are--towns and counties where folks get along, where the casual visitor can hear that so-and-so is a useful citizen and not a son-of-a-- where people seem to be helpful to each other. The carpenter tells any inquirer how to cut a rafter, the trapper shares his favorite bait, the ones who can write or talk do so on request. Of course such a community character is not always unanimous; there are always those women who run the errant girl down with their tongues and men who run her down with their legs, but if most are tolerant the community may survive with the strength that can make it valuable." Yes, it takes more than payrolls and town boosters to make a good com- munity. It takes a breadth of vision in the ranks of its citizens--a desire to be above petty-talking meanness. As the former editor implies, it takes con- siderable striving to be a good com- munity. enhances chances for a The Future ft America peace; one suspects it has t,j / From The Files..... Forty Years Ago An All-American rating was awarded the Flashlight by the National Scholastic Press Association. This is the first time this honor has come to a local school publication. Winner of the Golden Rule store quilt contest were Mrs. W. C. Moon, Burr Oak, first; lqrs. J. L. Galbreth, Supe' )r, second; and Mrs. H. E. Beck, Superior, third. A new plan of cooperative grocery delivery was put into effect Monday by three stores-- Stephenson's, Consumers business meeting, held In Seottsbluif, last Saturday. A 16x20 ft. hay shed and about 15 tons of alfalfa hay were destroyed by fire at the Superior Sales Co., yards, at the southeast edge of Superior Sunday afternoon. Seventy-five friends and relatives gathered Sunday, with well-filled baskets at the basement of the E.U.B. Church in Republic, Kan., for a pot-luck dinner to honor Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tipton on their 20th wedding anniversary. Five Years Ago Market and the Red and White A banquet at Hotel Leslie last store. Howard Bowea of Friday evening was given in Lexington is in charge of the honor of O. F. Brown of new delivery system. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Johnston accompanied by their house guest, Mrs. Harry McKillup of Seward, and Mrs. Lucy Conn attended the district meeting of the Nebraska Library Association at Falrbury. The Hardy Booster dub is sponsoring a Dog and Doll show May 21. Judges of the doll contest will be Mrs. Wayne Megrue of Superior and Mrs. Clarence Johnson of Ruskin and for the dog contest, Leland Fisher of Superior and Dr. Layton of Republic. Twenty-five Years Ago The Miles Drug Store at Nelson was sold by W. E. Miles, to his competitor, James House, the fwst of the week. Mr. House is moving his drug store into the corner store occupied by the Miles store for many years. Superior, who has been a Mason for more than 50 years and was presented with his 50-year Masonic button by Grand Senior Warden John Bottorf of Sutton. An important new con- struction job will start very soon at the Superior Good Samaritan Home, according to James Wunderlich, manager of the institution. Pam Mariska of Superior and Tim Stanosheck of Odell won the crowns for king and queen at the annual Falrbury Junior College prom Saturday evenin8 at the Elks lodge. Eleven Nebraska youngsters began one of the most exciting events of their lives Tuesday, May 9, as they left for Washington, D.C., and the National School Safety Patrol Parade May 13. Among the Nebraskans is Mark Intermill, Editor: Admittedly, I am unfamiliar with the zoning ordinances of Superior. However, the number of mobile homes currently located in back yards and residential lots within the city limits would lead one to believe that the existence of en- forcebility of such ordinances is somewhat lacking. I recall practicing football in junior high school, ap- proximately nine years ago, on a particular 'field' which (except for certain mobile home footings) has remained unaltered since fiat time. An opportunity for any en- terprising landlord has indeed been neglected. With the exception of college students and retired couples, (of whom Superior has few) the rental of accomodations is a ridiculous decision from a f!naneial viewpoint. Has Superior ignored an opportunity to develop a relatively useless tract of land? Donald Cope Lincoln, Nebraska Editor: Letters to the editor seem to be the popular means of citizens voicing their opinions, good or had, about their town. I have written other letters to the editor, but in each case on a much more desirable subject, as sharing with all those who are not as fortunate as I, a few experiences I have encountered on my trips through Mexico, etc. Yesterday it was my responsibility and necessary to go to the city park to pick u.p my grandson, following a p]cmc given in honor of the last day of nursery school: I was reminded of those ridiculous, no parking signs, on the west side of the park. Why can't we park in an area that was made for parking and has been used for that purpose the 29 years I have been living in Superior. If the excuse for the signs is construction or the widening of the road, fine, but they were there all last summer, with no work going on and no promise of any this summer. There's an old saying, I have heard many times, that the ones who do the most complaining are the ones who do the least for their town. I hope this isn't true in my case. I feel safe to say, that in the years I have been here, I have given many years of my time, effort and money in service, for the youth of our city what with P.T.A., school ac- tivities, seven years of 4-H, serving my church to the best of my ability, the centennial committee, social events and some that I am, no doubt, forgetting. I say I can voice this complaint, without my con- Maz,y special events, band concerts and Memorial day picnics, will be taking place. But, if I remember correctly and I attended many of these last summer, the no parking area was full to capacity. This unlawful parking doesn't just happen three or four times a summer, but every week. Those, who wish their little ones to see the puppet show, are forced to park. Why make us break the law because there just isn't enough room to park a car? The city park isn't the only place in town where no parking signs are causing citizens to break the law. It is almost impossible to get your kids at school without causing or get- ting into a traffic jam. Especially when the weather is bad. No parking signs tell us that we can't park here or there so the middle of the street becomes the necessary place to stop retrieve your little ones. I understand that the school buses need plenty of room to park but not the whole side of the street, such as at South Ward school. I am a firm believer in the law, and have not knowingly broken too many in my life. In a discussion, at one of the more popular meeting places, the subject of the new radar system came up. Of one of the long time, law abiding citizens of our town who had received tickets for going over the 35 mile an hour speedlimit, one of the businessmen commented, a crime is a crime, the law is a law and we should pay for breaking it. I could comment on that, but I won't! My complaint, isn't with the speed limits, but members of our city council sit over a cup of coffee, I sincerelly wish that they would talk and think a little about the parking signs that are new on the west side of the park. Let us use our park without fear of breaking the law. Many who have had to carry babies, or picnic baskets for blocks because the swimming pool patrons have used all the parking space the law allows, will agree with me. There are those who could care less and say it is no business of mine but be it is and I think they should be taken down until the time comes when construction or widening of the highway makes it a necessity. Thanking you for taking the time to read this, Hazel Butler Superior, Nebraska. of the majority of A consideration every American Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Jensen of son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron scious bothering me, perhaps to Hardy received relatives and Intermill. deaf ears, but hopefully not. )ul perhaps not of the should keep in mind, especially friends at open house Saturday OneYearAgo or vocal spok men on militants and extremists, is that the afternoon in obeervance of their JchnJohanson, administrator There will be those, un- . future of our country is in our hands. th wedding anniversary, of the Jewell County Hospital, doubtediy, who do not know me, and those who do who will say, The Superior Women's Club Mankato, for the pest two years what does an old woman like me We are a country of various peoples held their annual May day submitted his resignation to the worry about some no parking It Means Somethmg and races and, historically, the great luncheon in the Methodist hospital's board of directors signs near the park for. Believe American melting-pot idea is an ex- Church parlors Tuesday, May Tuesday evening. The 16, with 117 ladies in at- resignation is effective in four me, I use our parks. Preferably has a rag doll in a trunk in our home. Occasionally a look at "raggedy Ann" has a special meaning. It is doll she ever had. It is a of the happy, simple and at of her childhood. have so many dolls of them really mean too 'will be in safety for 90-odd years of cherished days. s doubtful if any of us really the spirit of thankfulness pervaded the economic Pioneers iidn't have very were very grateful for We have a lot and really very little of it. There are about the trappings of Which wraps us in layers of periment. The experiment has worked well, generally, since the Revolution two hundred years ago, mainly because of the nation's good fortune in beginning with basic Anglo-Saxon law and a sound democratic philosophy developed under it. Also, the nation was basically composed, at the time of the Revolution, of a relatively homogenous population in that the vast majority came from the countries of northern Europe. Since that time we have absorbed millions from many other races and geographical areas of the world. Today, as a result, we have scores of millions of citizens of various and different origins. With this in mind we should recall the many lessons in history when melting-pot nations broke up under the stress and strain of friction and bitterness between racial The pollution which groupings. A .good twentieth century OUr streams is the end product example is Austro-Hungary, which which permit a collapsed at the end of World War I in unknown to even the 1918 and disintegrated into many years ago. r more for an hour's work ever have before; even the among us live easier than modest means in other the world. The people have more and put out to get it than those of any in the history of the Search for a solution to today's let us do it hopefully, but our appreciation for the taken toward a better has made us great It has its faults, but in the world, under any ever done as well. The Phillips County Review states. In demanding change, in criticizing our government's and country's failings, every American should keep in mind that the United States as a revolutionary experiment in the last two centuries has enjoyed remarkable success. It is still the country where the lowliest citizen, the poorest emigrant, can rise to the top, economically and socially. --What is wrong, all Americans should seek to remedy; but to protest so violently or divisively as to threaten the functioning of our democracy, the future of the nation, only serves the interests of those who have, all along, predicted that the American melting- pot experiment cannot permanently work. tendance. Governor Val Petersen will be the commencement speaker at Hardy High School May 0. Miss Katherine Boersma was toastmaster and Miss Donna Beth Noren, president of the senior class, gave the response at the annual junior-senior banquet held in the Lady Vestey Room at Hotel Dudley Friday night. Fifteen Years Ago The Superior High School Class of 1922 is planning a three- day celebration in observance of its 35th anniversary. A. A. McIntoah of Beloit, Kan., was pinned underneath a tractor for two hours when the machine upset Saturday. He lived in Superior at one time being employed by the Southern Nebraska Power Company here. Dr. Harry Burke, superin- tendent of schools at Omaha, will give the commencement address this year. The class of 1957 has 50 members. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Fullertou of Montrose, Kan., became the parents of a daughter at Brodstone Hospital in Superior April 19. It was the 18th child born to the Fullertous who have lived at Montroso for the past 30 years. Thirteen of their children are living. Rita Mullet won honorable mention in news writing when journalism students were honored at the annual Jour- nalism Day banquet in Lincoln Saturday evening. Ten Years Ago Rev. August Holger of Fargo, N.D., general superintendent of the Good Samaritan Society, was in Superior last week and made known the society's in- sistance on a location for the new Superior Senior Citizen's Home at the north edge of Superior, other than the one first selected, just east of Brodstone Hospital. Mrs. Jesse Hamel of Nora was elected president of the Department of Classroom Teachers, at the annual weeks. Poastmaster Joe Schaaf said today that increases in most postage rates will take effect Sunday, May 16. The new in- creases will raise first-class letter rates from six to eight cents an ounce, and airmail letter rates from 1O to 11 cents an ounce. Post cards will go from five to six cents each and airmail post cards will go from eight to nine cents each. About 4:30 Saturday af- ternoon, John S. Van Campen, driving a 1969 Ford Mustang, lost control of the car on the Highway 14 detour six miles northwest of Superior. The south bound auto left the road and flipped onto its top. Van Campen wasn't injured but the damage to his Mustang is estimated at $600. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Wood of Burr Oak went to SaUna Wednesday and from there by plane to Kansas City for the Kansas Bankers Association convention. Mr. Wood was inducted into the 50-year club. He has been with the Burr Oak bank 50 years. the city park as it is nearer the swimming pool, but on many occasions last summer I was forced to use the Lincoln park as all of the available parking spaces were taken. Let me say, before going any further, that I am a grandmother, who for- tunately, has the care of her six wonderful grandchildren. That should answer the question, why. With spring here and summer right behind, the park takes on a new look. The swimming pool opens. Famih' who are not so lucky as to own a boat or camper, or a cabin at the lake, flock to ourpark for recreation. Steve "Brnns, a zenior at Superior high school, walked away with top honors at the annual All Sports banquet sponsored by the Superior Chamber of Commerce and Red Caps for the athletes of Supe, rior high. The banquet was nero Monday evening in the high school cafeteria. Bruns was named outstanding defensive football player and outstanding senior athlete of the year. Since digesting a heavy meal makes heavy demands on the heart, the Nebraska Heart Association recommends eating four small meals daily, rather than three heavy meals. Davenport School News May 12--District 3 Track Meet at Hastings; grades 1-6 music program in gym at 10:00 a.m. May 14--Baccalaureate, 8"00 p.m. May 15--Class night, 8:00 p.m. May 16--Commencement, 8:00 p.m. May 18--Work day for teachers. Picnic for reading students and their parents at. noon in the park. May 19--School picnic. Last Friday the seniors went on their annual senior sneak trip, under the sponsorship of Mr. and Mrs. George Bauer and Mr. and Mrs. Delvin Ortgies. After breakfast in Lincoln, they proceeded to Omaha where they visited beth Ak-Sar-Ben and Storz Brewing Company. Miniature golf and a shopping expedition terminated the af- ternoon's activities. After eating supper the group spent the evening at Cinema Center. Grades three and four culminated the study of Nebraska and early Davenport with an Old Fashioned Day on May 4. The highlight of the morning was a visit from Mrs. Katie Harms of Deshler. She brought the spinning wheel that she learned to spin on as a young girl and showed the students how raw wool is spun. She also explained the cleaning process. It was a most enjoyable demonstration for everyone. A spelling bee was held in the afternoon. It was a well-fought battle to the end with Cindy Keim finally edging David Grinbergs out on the word, accident, for first place in the third grade and Patty Gerdes winning over Steven Buresh for first place in the fourth grade with the word, geranium. Cindy and Pat were presented with an old fashioned-style of blue ribbon. Mrs. Rex Van Skiver and Mrs. Ray Karnatz cooked taffy for the 0tudents so they could enjoy a taffy pull. The list of new experience was corn meal mush with our afternoon milk. After many turned up noses at the thought of mush, most of the students asked for seconds! To help make the day com- plete, all the students, Mrs. Schaeffer, Mrs. Harms, Mrs. Van Skiver and Mrs. Karnatz were in old fashioned clothes---a nice assortment of long dresses, knickers and big overalls. And, a good time was had by all! The resale value of donated clothing for rummage sales is enhanced tf the garments are freshly laundered and pressed. This is a small effort to make for worthy causes. It is also helpful to prospective buyers to have the garment size and proper washing instructions noted on slips of paper pinned to the clothing. i CHURCH SERVICES I SUPERIOR BEULAH Reformed Presbyterian Church 5th and Bloom Rev. R. W. Cmskey, Pastor The Lord's Day Church School .......... 10 a.m. Morning Worship .... 11 a.m. Evening Worship, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Catholic Church Services Rev. Edward J. Jaworowski Rectory Phone: 879-373S Sacred Heart Church Nelson Sunday Mass ........ 8:30 a.m. St. Joseph's Church Superior Mass Schedule Saturday ............ '/:00 p.m. Sunday ................ 10:00 a.m. Week Day ............ '/:80 am. Church of The Nazarene 740 East 7th Rev. Ted Dedd Sunday Sunday School ...... 9:45 a.m. Morning Service, 10:45 a.m. NYPS .................. 6:15 p.m. Evening Service, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Prayer Service .... 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Church 448 Kansas Street Superior, Nebraska Rev. Lloyd V. Mohnkern Sunday Service Church School ...... 9:15 a.m. Worship ............ 10:30 a.m. Nursery Provided First Baptist Church Albert J. Klelnsasser Pastor 6th and Commercial Sunday Services Sunday School .... 9:30 a.m. Worship ............ 11:00 a.m. Thursday Bible Study and Prayer ............ 9:30 a.m. OUR REDEEMER Lutheran Church (Lutheran Church In America) Rev. Kent Morse, Pastor 505 Kansas St. Sunday Services Worship ............... 9:30 a.m. Church School .... 10:20 a.m. The Church of Christ Meets at 530 E. 4th St. Kenneth Peterson, Pastor Sunday Worship ................ 9:30 a.m. Sunday School .... 10:30 a.m. Evening Service, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday I'ayer and Bible Study ................ 7:30 p.m. Saturday Youth Meting .. 7:30 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME Centennial Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) Ninth and Dakota Streets Robert J. Leege. Pastor Sunday, May 14 Sunday School, 9:15 a.m Bible classes, 9:15 a.m. Communion service, 10:30 a.m. i