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State Farm person to person health insurance I 2 B THE 8UPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, May 17, 1973 to c, From the National Observer. Remember how we all smiled, the other year, at those poor, paranoid radicals who insisted America should be spelled with a "k" and that we were already living under the boot of fascism? Nixon was planning to cancel the 1972 elections, they warned, in fact. he had the concentration camps all prepared. Well,of course, a tolerant smile was an appropriate response. Anybody who believed that Nixon was indistinguishable from Hitler and that "amerika" was a Fascist nation simply didn't know the meaning of fascism--or had drifted far off the coastline of reality. And yet--somehow this is a disquieting time to leaf again through the pages of Shirer's Third Reich, that monumental account of the rise and fall of Hitler. Don't pause too long, for example, to ponder the events of March 23, 1933. On that day Chancellor Hitler--with a little help from his friends--got the Reichstag to vote him the power to proclaim laws without recourse to parliament, even if they violated the constitution. On that day, courtesy of the Reichstag, 441 to 84, Hitler effectively became a one-man ruler. Nothing like that here, of course. Oh, we do have the fact that some 600 special laws, some dating back to the 1930s, grant outright dictatorial powers to a President in an emergency--and many now-forgotten "states of emergency" have never been officially declared at an end. But a special Senate committee is looking into that. We do have a White House aide assuring us that one-man rule is what the Presidency is all about. We do have a President who wages war in Cambodia on whatever authority his aides come up with at any given moment, contrary to the Constitution. We do have a President who, with his greater wisdom, ter- minates programs created by Congress, a court decision not- withstanding. In short, we do have a President who, in the words of The Wall Street Journal's Alan Otten, is extending the powers of the Presidency "to an almost unprecedented reach." And yes, we do have a Congress that, for all its resentment, can't muster the votes to override a Presidential veto. Does that mean, then, that dictatorship is here? One has only to watch television, read the newspapers, check the books at the library--do a hundred other routine things that can be done only in a free nation--to know that this is no dictatorship. And yet--you leaf through Shirer and here is September 1933, when Hitler created the Reich Chamber of Culture, with its subehambers for the press, for radio, for films, for literature, and so on. Journalism was declared a "public vocation," to be regulated by law. Editors were forbidden to print anything that "in any manner is misleading to the public," the definition of "misleading" to be rendered by the Reich. Radio, already state- owned, was an easy conquest; Goebbels took it over completely, seeing radio (in those pre-television days) as the Nazis' most effective propaganda tool. The Nazis' Chamber of Films exercised complete control over that medium. Well, thank heaven, we have nothing like that here. We do have the strident Administration lectures on the sins of the prep(parts of which have, indeed, sinned, in the way that sins will occur when there is freedom). We do have the FBI arrest of a reporter (later freed without charge) covering the story of the return of stolen documents to the Government; a columnist's charge that the FBI tapped his telephone in an effort to identify his news sources; an FBI check into the background of a net- work reporter whose attitudes the Government regarded as unfriendly, a climate in which many newspapermen believe they are targets of a campaign of intimidation. We do have the President's director of Telecommunications Policy innocuously suggesting a law that might cost local stations their licenses if they broadcast excessive "ideological plugola" and "elitist gossip" from the networks (to be judged by whom?). to Nixon's counsel, who himself was implicated (to an extent not yet known). And Nixon-headquarters employes who dared talk to the FBI found themselves in trouble with their superiors, who learned immediately who had talked to the FBI and what they said. But even if one concludes, as one must after pondering all this, that we are a long way from total fascism, a disturbing pattern does emerge. What we seem to have here are breezes that blow in 'he same prevailing direction as the winds that swept Germany, but not of the same gale force. What Hitler did by fist and fiat can--now--~ly be prudently approximated here, in diluted form. If fascism is to come to America, though, it must come in American disguise---no grim, marching men in leather trench coats and swastikas, easily recognized and rejected, but a smiling, wholesome, all-American man in mufti, ever so reasonable but an authoritarian father-figure for all that, willing to sacrifice personally to do what he (alone) knows is right for the country. He will have to strum on the fears and frustrations of the masses of Americans, who know they are decent, God-fearing, flag-loving--the backbone of the nation-- but who are just emerging from their long, suffering silence into a new majority, behind a true champion. This champion may cut a few legal corners here and there, in emergencies, but his people will understand and "thank God there are men in this country that love it enough to go 'all-out' to... protect our political s t " ys em --to quote from a letter we received recently in defense of Watergate. Frightening. Not just the rationale, not just Watergate, but the whole Nixon Gestalt. We had better double the sentries between now and January 1977--and hope. Legislative Report ( Con tinued from 1 B) agree with this, we have l ad an extremely difficult time writing an abortion bill because of the restrictions which the Supreme Court has said we could not enact. In regard to the Supreme Court decision, there are at least three different sets of opinions. Some people want Nebraska to defy the Supreme Court and re-enact what was basically our old law, even though the courts would probably never let it stand. Others want us to enact minimum restrictions which we are sure will stand every court test. Still others feel we should to be transferred by the county board to an ESU or qualified school superintendent, will provide counties with some additional flexibility to attempt to modernize their government. I have also introduced an in- terim study resolution which asks for recommendations on what the ultimate future of this office will be. Proceedings of The Board of Public Works Notice of meeting posted April 13, 1973; City Light Office and City Auditorium. City Light Office, Superior, Nebraska, April 16, 1973. The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works was called to order by Chairman try to restrict abortion to every Beaumont with the following extent which might be possible present: Beaumont, Hull, under the Supreme Court Rempe, Groves and Mullet. decision. Absent: None. LB 286, which was advanced from general file last week, is our attempt to be as restrictive as the Supreme Court decision will allow. I carried a set of floor amendments for this bill The minutes of the last regular meeting of April 2, 1973, were read and there being no objections or corrections were declared approved as read. The following bills of the .We do see the President at the theater going out of his way to which had the effect of Combined Electric and Water bestow the Presidential blessing on a piece of wholesome family tightening it up as much as Department were read: entertainment, the kind good Americans should be taking in, possible. The experience of Willard Springer, while denouncing the smut that surrounds us on stage and handling these amendments for salary $232.44 screen (as induce! it does, the degree depending on one's sen- what was probably our, moat Bernard Umbach, sibilities). On television, we do see the President in Hollywood, emotional issue this year was a salary 207.34 gracing with the Presidential presence the emotional tribute to tremendous learning ex- Ronald Springer, a right-thinking film director, who responds with a tearful perience for me, but I just wish prayer: "God bless Richard Nixon." To make everything of. ficial, the President presents him with the Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the Government can bestow on a civilian. whatever you think of all that, it doesn't come into focus as any reasonable picture of full-grown fascism. And yet--here is Shirer, describing how in 1931 Hitler toured Germany, meeting secretly with the big industrialists, the Krupps, the Thyssens, raising marks by the millions for his campaign to preserve all that was decent 'in the homeland. The meetings were secret because, according to Hitler's press chief, "privacy was ab- eolutely imperative; the press must have no chance of doing mischief." --Well, we have no Krupp or Thyssen, of course. But we do have things and people called ITT and Vesco. Privacy is im- perative for the same reasons it was in Germany, so imperative that secret contributions pass through Mexico to hide their real origins. We do have tens of thousands of mysterious dollars hidden in this safe and that, disbursed in secret, winding up in this pocket and that, even in the hands of the Administration- hired burglars. Donations are so secret that a citizens' law suit must try to force Mr. Nixon's political headquarters to abide by the law and say where the money came from. But the citizens can file a law suit, the press can demand demand to know the answers. So it would be erroneous to make too much of the similarities. Turn the pages of Shirer again, and it's September 1936. Hitler decrees severe wage and price controls. Dividends are restricted to six percent. Wages are set by "Labor Trustees" and can rise only if rising productivity permits. Life becomes so regimented that the attention of the masses must be diverted-- and thus is born "Strength Through Joy," a movement created to keep the public interest focused on sports. (That's not the American way; our leader, the nation's No. 1 sports fan, visits and telephones locker rooms, sends in trick plays, invites coaches to the White House.) In 1937 Hitler becomes so outraged at decisions of the German supreme court that he creates a new court system, with reliable judges. And in 1938 Hitlerian law makes the SD., the internal intelligence branch of Himmier's S.S., into a national surveillance agency, empowered to snoop on any citizen. Nobody dared talk, Shirer writes, "without first taking precautions that (his,words were) not being recorded by hidden S.D. microphones." d.An, of course, if anybody was foolish enough to go to the police about such matters, be found law enforcement, too, in the hands of Himmler's SS. Again, one must guard against the overdrawn comparison. Even in our recent dark days, after all, the Watergate spies hired and paid by Mr. Nixon's headquarters did not snoop on just any citizen---only on the opposition party. The FBI was not in the hands of criminals, even though its acting chief (named by Nixon) did turn the FBI's Watergate investigative files over that the Supreme Court had not made this bill ncessary at all. The override attempt on the governor's veto of LB 452 became one of our most in- teresting debates because of the coalition which developed between Senator Marvel, one of our most respected members, and Senator Carpenter, one of our most powerful members. Both, of course, opposed the governor and although they did get 25 votes, that was short of the 30 needed to override. I held firm in my opposition to the bill, especially after I did some research on who is using the state computer now. LB 452 would have taken control of the state computers away from the governor and given this control to the commission made up of elected state executive officers, but I found that 94 percent of the computer time is now used by state agencies whose director is appointed directly by the governor, while only 0.25 per- cent of the computer time is used by the other four executive offices who would join the governor on this commission. I don't think it matters what political party controls the governor's office. I just think it is terribly importafit that the governor be allowed to keep the power he needs to carry out his responsibility to be, as our constitution suggests, "the supreme executive." I Olmosed LB 452 because I don't think it represents good government. One of my own bills which I have been especially interested in, was signed into law by the Governor last week. LB 402, which allows the duties of the county superlntendent's office I I I L l Ill STOCKMENI...Can you afford not to spray for cattle lice? 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The following bills of the PLANTING TREES. Pictured above is the LIP,,le Blue Natural Resources District tree planter and crew in action on the Darwin Sterkel farm two miles northwest of Angus. Darwin is driving the tractor and Bob and Barb Powers, tree planting crew, are doing the planting. Buckets with water in them on each side of the planter are used to hold the trees that are about to be planted. The tree planting crew with assistance from the land owners are planning to plant at least ]0,000 trees in Nuckolls County this week. RUSKIN HIGH SCHOOL RUSKIN, NEBRASKA CLASS OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-THREE BACCALAUREATE MAY 8 1973, 8:00 P. M. RUSKIN COMMUNITY CENTER We Are Ju:tif;cd by Faith, We Have Peace with God. --Romans 5:1 ttymn No. 2 - - - The Lord's My Shephe:d, I'll Not Wa: t The Benediction ....... Pastor Edward ttiller Recessional ........ Miss Li!a Rae Sorcn~cn Prelude ......... Miss Lila Rae Sorensen Processional .... Miss Lila Rae So~'ensen Hymn No. 1 - - Oh, Take My Hand Dear Father The Invocation ..... Paztor Edwa:d t-Yller Scripture Selection .......... Psalm 121 The Collect ......... Pastor E:].wa:d Hiller Little Less of Me ........ Singers of Christ Sermnn ........... Pa;tor John Frietag COMMENCEMENT MAY !1, 1973, 8.'~ P. M. RUSKIN COMMUNITY CENTER Processional ......... Miss Brenda Schultz The Invocation ...... Pastor Martin H. Juengel Salutatory ........... Stanley Kastrup This Is My Prayer .......... Triple Trio Addre:s .... - - - - -PastOr W. L. Couch, Jr. Take My Life and Let I[ Be ...... Triple Trio Valedictory ............ Debra Meyer Presentation of Senior Class - - Mr. Howard L. Brisby I'~'e;cntation of Diplomas ..... Mr. Bernard ~etten Presentation of Eighth Grade- - Mr. L:~rry Smith Prese:-,tati~n of Eighth Grade Cm~tificafes - -Mr. Brisby The Benediction -Pastor Ma tin H. Juengel Recersioral ......... Miss Brenda Schultz Sewer Department were read:Foreign Clas,es Arnold Smith, salary 268.84 Larry Beavers, salary 208.39 DixieFintel, salary 168.56 Play Monopoly A motion was made by Rempe, seconded by Hull that the bills be approved and paid as read. Voting yea: Beaumont, Groves, Mullet, Rempe and Hull. Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried. A motion was made by Mullet, seconded by Groves that the meeting adjourn. Voting yea: Beaumont, Hull, Rempe, Mullet and Groves. Nays: None. Absent: None. Motion carried. Joe D. Beaumont Chairman R. J. Rempe Secretary When conditions get tough, here's the one you want .. Makes big yields under stress . . . Top stalk quality Plant some this year. DEPEND ON "DEKALB" is a registered brand name. DEKALB "C-42C" i$ a hybrid designation. Arnold Hansen Ruskin 226-2191 Bill Ferguson Oak 225-2297 Herman Mertens Nelson 225-3297 Bryce Ohmstede Guide Rock 257-2925 Deweese Grain Deweese 262-2571 Eldon Eitzman Hardy 279-3277 Kenneth Himmelberg Lawrence 225-3108 French and Spanish foreign language classes are currently playing monoply on game boards which they made themselves. Everything is in either French or Spanish, depending on the class. Each class made two or three games, so everyone gets to play. The Spanish classes have used names of streets in Madrid, Spain, and the French It can make you feel better, When you're sick or hurt, you deserve a little personal at- tention. At State Farm per- son to person health insur- ance revives that old- fashioned idea of personal attention. Yet it protects you against today's soaring med- ical costs. It can even make sure you get extra money if you're In the hospital. Or an income if you're disabled. Call me about it. OMER LONG [ ed Cloud, Nel)rask, Phone 746-3358 STATE FARM MUTUAL AUIUMOB~L[ I~'~U~A~C CVMeA~ Homl O~t~e; Bloomington, IIIino,$ UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday, May 13, 1973 -- 8:00 p.m. *PROCESSIONAL ........................................ Mrs. Wa~ *INVOCATION .................................... Reverend Minister, United Meth0di$ HIGH SCHOOL MIXED CHORUS .... "I May "The Water Is Mr. Robert Tipton, Director SCRIPTURE ................................................... I ~m~ SERMON ........................................... Reverend Minister, United Metb0di~ "Journey Home ":'HYMN ......................... Number 552 "God of Our *BENEDICTION ................................. Reverend '*RECESSIONAL ..................................... Mrs. *Audience will stand Ushers ................................. David Kulek, Debrs Connie Kirehner, HIGH SCHOOL AUDHY)RIUM Monday, May 14, 1973 -- 8:00 p.m. *PROCESSIONAL ...................................... Mrs. *INVOCATION ................................ Pastor Albert J. l Pastor, First ~A;LUTATORIAN .................................................. VALEDICTORIAN ............................................ MUSIC ..................... ~ ............................................ INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER ................... Mr. I~ ADDRESS ................................................ Dr. H. Omaha PRESENTATION OF CLASS ............................ Mr. PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS .................. Mr. President, Board *BENEDICTION ............................ Pastor Albert *RECESSIONAL .......................................... Mrs. *Audience will stand (Informal reception in front of stage, line move from west to east please.) class from Paris, France. The boards were worked on voluntarily by the students in study periods at the end of class. "This way they are out don't Miss Sheila "It's more teaching about and selling. It'S game." 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