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Superior Express Established in 1900 Bill Blauvelt, Managing Edger *" PRIZE % I WINNING % ',N00W00P'00ERI . 1972 $ ! PRESS ,SSOO,,T,ON Published Weekly by Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third St. Superior, Nebraska 68978 Thursday, July 13, 1972 'econ'd Class Postage Paid At Superior rates $5.00 py year payable in Nebraska and Kansas, Year elsewhere. Alimony Racket courts continue to allow lawyers to exploit and men who.have divorced, or by, their wives. In nine t of ten the man is saddled, burdened for life, with Payments because he, as the requires, assumes the guilty party. of probability alone is that not primarily guilty more percent of the time but the rarely gets the benefit or facts. Some countries to gain custody of their it is extremely difficult for b gain custody of his children in 8. states, even when he had been the more responsible ironic continuance of this racket coUntry where women are so claiming discrimination, equality and entry in every getting it--often getting and keeping traditional Smiles was a time, one likes to when the smile meant most cases. But then overtook genuine per- rand the smile became big an economic asset among show-biz types, Chamber of stalwarts, society whizes, blossomed particularly with a natural, happy and disposition is still the and joy he always has been. ,s every television and exploiter smiles con- Often at nothing. One imagines most programs informed the host his had passed away he smile. unaffected and natural Seldom out of place or ob- But the era of glamor for Sake, the living with gusto, to give, making the most of it etc., with great, grinning, all-out smiling, over Simply signifies that corn- and promotionalism now American society and today to a disappointing ,r's Antics Pischer, though he may be the player in the world, lost and cost America many with Cassius Clay-style days. Fischer created in Iceland (where the first are scheduled) by reportedly money at the last minute threatening to refuse his demands were not met. far most Americans have Fischer's immodest boasts in the hope that an at last win the world from the Who have so long dominated chess. rows of repudiation of constant turmoil and even if a calculated war of to affect an opponent, Proper part in chess play. Street tactics, in effect, and not only from America's but from the nation. What some have recently Winning is not the only thing, important thing-except on Some occasions in war. The the game is still and be the highest mark of civilization and sport- TV Claims The Federal Trade Commission, which has recently attempted to wake up and become a public service in- stitution worthy of its name at long last (it was threatened with extinction) has ordered twenty-two manufacturers of soap, detergents and other cleaners to document grandiose claims made in ads and commercials. If you've wondered--and all who think have--whether all those tests by "independent researchers" which show one cleaner leaving a sparkling glass, plate or floor and the other a surface marred by film, are on the level, so (finally) has the FTC. Since many of those so-called in- dependent researchers or testers are probably paid by the corporations (or are non-existent), it isn't hard to imagine what's likely going on. Senate And Foreign Relations The Senate has complained often in recent years the White House wasn't consulting Congress sufficiently in the field of foreign relations. But one can understand some of this reluctance in light of the behavior of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee--within forty-eight hours after U. S. planes bombed targets at Hanoi and Haiphong. To demonstrate the United States was still capable of acting militarily, even though most U. S. troops have been withdrawn from Vietnam, President Nixon ordered air strikes on Hanoi and Haiphong in reaction to massive aggression against South Vietnam by the North Vietnamese. Mr. Nixon had warned all along that he would employ air power as required. The communists apparently doubted his warning. They now know he meant what he said and is not afraid--in an election year--to back up his words. Chances of a negotiated peace improved as a result. The Foreign Relations Committee, understandably, has long been critical of the new war. But televised hearings debating every White House move, within hours, is not the traditional role of that committee. Foreign policy efforts and tactical military actions cannot all be profitably, instantly debated by American politicians on television. Once Upon A Time Once upon a time there was a man who lived in a town and spent all his money away from home. He was sure he could take care of himself and his town didn't need anything from him. After a few years, his business wasn't as good as he had hoped it would be, his friends didn't seem to think he was quite as important as he thought he was and trade seemed to 'low by his door. The man began to watch his com- petitor, who was an intelligent ad- vertiser, a contributor to the public purse, a man eager to give his time and thought to community projects and a believer in the fact that it pays to keep money at home. After noting all these factors, the man continued to wonder why some of his old customers went to the newcomer and why almost everyone had the idea that he was a tightwad but that his competitor was a public spirited leader of community life. On Work While work can be bothersome and a great nusiance at times, it would be a mistake to consider it an evil custom of mankind. In fact, the opportunity of an individual to work for his own ad- vancement is one of the prized liberties of modern civilization. The satisfaction that comes from work well performed is likewise one of the basic motivations and pleasures of human conduct. While it may be advisable for men and women, as they get up in years, to slow the hectic pace of modern business, it is often a mistake for workers to "retire" in the blissful expectation of a joyful existence until death. In many cases the grim reaper arrives much earlier than anticipated and there is evidence to support the belief that the early vistation is, in part, induced by a radical chance in the person's mode of life. '1 Said I'd Not Do Anything Like This. Well, ! Was Wrong Again' From The Files..... Forty Years Ago Charles Goseard is retiring after 40 years as railway mail clerk on the Superior-Fremont line of the North Western Railroad. Mr. and Mrs. Gossard, who are the parents of Mrs. Dee Shank, are now living in Fremont, but lived in Superior until seven years ago. A new retail businem, the Burton and Walden Hardware, opened this week in the Hackler building on Central Avenue. Brooms made is Superior were offered for sale in local grocery stores Saturday. They are being made by E. G. Vollmer, who has installed the necessary equipment in his basement. Mrs. W. S. Heroics, mother of Mrs. E. C. Washington, returned Thursday from her Gold Star pilgrimage to Europe, where whe visited the grave of her son, Oliver, in St. Mikiel cemetery, about 200 miles from Paris. She joined 77 other Gold Star mothers for the trip. Twenty-five Years Ago ground improvements from the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben. Mr. and Mrs. George Day and three children arrived in Superior last Friday from Honolulu, their home for the past three years. Fred Romig returned home Saturday from his trip to Nice, France, where he attended the annual convention of Lions International. Mr. and Mrs. Romig had a fine time at Nice, but Mrs. Romig fell as she was boarding a bus on the last day of their stay there. After a few days in the Lucerne Hospital, she was taken to a London Hospital and then was flown to St. Luke's Hospital in New York where whe will probably he for a month or more. Five Years Ago Two Superior livestock sales companies have merged and from now on there will be only one livestock auction company in Superior and only one weekly sale. The new owner of the merged operations is Dean Jones of Nora, who has pur- Tuesday evening. Six prin- cesses were also named to the Queen's Court. The princesses are Sharilyn Pelage, Carolyn Jensby, Yvonda McCutcheon, Pearl Clem, Michelle Soulek and Mary Garvin. The budget, as developed by the Superior school board Monday evening, will lower the mill levy a total of II.70 mills. The total mill levy now stands at 75.65 but will lower to 63.95 mills next year. Of this, 555.23 mills is for the general fund and 8.72 is for interest and bond retirement. A Superior truck driver, Presley G. Miller, miraculously escaped death at 1:40 Wed- nesday afternoon, July 7, when the bulk-milk truck he was driving struck units two and three of a Union Pacific freight train near Fairfield. Dear Editor: I have enclosed a check for twelve dollars to cover another two years subscription. Please notice that we now have a new Capitol News .... ,. T.A. Filip; Started Before it was Time Many years before it was the "in" thing todo, T. A. Filipi was out crusading against pollution. For 35 years as a state em- ployee, Filipi has been working to clean up the streams, keep the water supplies pure, maintain sanitation in swim- ming pools and regulate the disposal of junk. At the beginning of this mortth, Filipi retired at age 68. He had started with the state July 1, 1937, when he was hired to establish a division of public health engineering in the State Department of Health. "Little did I know that the people of the state would put up with me for 35 years until the mandatory retirement age was realized for the benefit of both," he said recently. "I look back with gratitude for the privilege that was ac- corded me to work with the people of the state of Nebraska in the promotion of an en- vironment that is not only biologically safe, but pleasing to the normal thinking human being." Filipi recalled objections in the "old days" to the use of chlorine to purify water. He said people frowned on chlorination because they wanted to keep the "natural taste, even though the taste came from manure that packed the pumps to prevent freezing." Sewage was dumped raw into streams because of a "grand- father clause" which allowed municipalities which weren't treating their wastes to con- tinue that way, he said. Swimming pools, he said, were considered sanitary if they were drained three times during a swimming w.ason. Filipi said he looks back over the intervening years with satisfaction and adds: "Sometimes I admit I have used 'persuasive coercion' or acted, as claimed by one newspaper, 'with all the brashness and enthnsiasm of a college sophomore,' But this attitude, plus the very necessary cooperation of municipal officials who have slowly, but surely, seen the need for a better environment, has led to accomplishments in which" we can all take pride." He said Nebraska is a leader now in safe and dependable water supplies, modern and attractive swimming pools, more than 500 sewage treat- ment systems , pasteurizedmilk in every community, recreation camps "second to none and a host of other environmental monuments well recognized by the citizens." FIBpi Adds: "My professional career has been one of satisfaction. Yet perhaps a frustration from lne to time because of my ira- patience to get things done right nOW. "I therefore apologize to those persons who perhaps thought I was brash and im- patient, to those persons whom I have pounded unmercifully to get improvements done, and to those persons who were in- timidated by the mere mention of my name." There have been im- provements, he said, but the work isn't done. "Nebraska's citizens can be proud of their state and its environment," he said. "It is rich in natural and manmade resources and especially blessed with its good, solid citizens. "With our rapid ad- vancement, we cannot rest upon historical background, but must make every effort to maintain the land, the water and the air in such a manner that this will be a good place in which to live, work and enjoy both natural and manmade recreational facilities. "I will be eternally grateful for the privilege of having had a part in this development and my prayers will he that my successors may continue in this channel and urge the citizens to take pride in this great state, to avoid deterioration and to improve and enhance the en- vironment where and when needed." Filipi said he would be available as an adivser if James Higgins, director of the State Department of Environmental Control, ever needs him. "I will never really retire  because the welfare of the people of the state, the en- vironment, pollution abatement and better health will always be in my blood. As a citizen, I will strive to work with those per- sons in power to achieve our mutual goals," he said. Pay Plan Readied The Exon Administration is going to propose a uniform pay plan to the 1973 Legislature. If the lawmakers accept the plan--or, at least, the concept-- it will mark the first time uniform pay classifications have been established throughout most of state government. Under the plan, filing clerks, for example, would he paid the same wage no matter which agency they work for. That isn't true now. If the plan is implemented, some employees would be getting raises to bring them up to the levels established in the plan for their jobs. Others would have to sit tight. No one, the Governor says, would have a reduction in pay. The price tag would be about $7.9 million more than currently is being spent for salaries. George Lawson, Missouri Pacific agent in Superior for the past 17 years, plans to leave Superior about Sept. 1 to take over the agency at Glen Elder, Kan. All available state machinery is working on the approaches to the bridge just north of the state line on Highway 14 repairing the damage done by the flood. It is hoped the highway can he opened to traffic in another week. One of the state's big Cat- terpillar tractors, working on the road repair project south of town, slipped off the side of the grade and down a 10-foot em- bankment into the water Tuesday morning. Charles Owens, who was driving the big Cat, escaped inury. A record breaking crowd attended the Legion dawn dance at the city auditorium on the Fourth of July. Dancers were here from as far away as 50 miles. Fifteen Years Ago Fourth of July tragedy near Woodland, Calif., took the lives of two-well known former Superio r men, Dr. William Gibson and Robert Petersen. The men are brothers-in-law. The car in which they were riding was struck in the side by a car occupied by two women, both of whom were also killed in the accident.  Paul Church, resident engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation in charge of canal construction in the Courtland and Scandla areas, has received a $360 award from the Depart- ment of the Interior for "Superior Job Performance." Mrs. Mark Gilliland received word Monday, July I, of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Leonard Gilliland, at Aurora. Just Lfour hours before the funeral services for Mrs. Gillliland, Mrs. Gilliland also died. Servies for both were held on Friday morning. Harry C. Hanna left today (Thursday) on a trip to Alaska. He will make the trip with a tour group that will leave Omaha. Ten Years Ago The Oak Care and Tavern, operated by Mrs. Harold Stiles, was broken into Monday night, and merchandise, valued at more than $2,000 taken. The Nuckolls County Fair at Nelson has received $500 for fair chased the McKee Sales Co. and the interests of A. H. Kottmeyer in the Superior Sales Company. Donald E. Smalley, 33, a lineman-serviceman at Superior for Consumers Public Power District, received rec- ognition for 15 years of service to the power district. The Rev. Byrant Currier, a former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Superior, will 'be the guest speaker here Sunday, July 16. The Rev. and Mrs. Currier left Superior about seven years ago and have been on a missionary assignment to Burma. Twenty-three members of the Superior High School graduating class of 1942 and their wives and husbands, a total of 41, met for a reunion and dinner here Monday evening. One Year Ago Roy E. Drake, sr., 68, of 708 Louden, Superior, was killed in a head-on traffic accident on U.S. 81 five miles south of Belleville. James Van Sickle is the new superintendent of the Byron Public School. Miss Superior 1971, Loma Kay Sykes, the 19-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Sykes of Davenport was fourth runner- up in the Miss Nebraska beauty pagenat held in Kearney last Saturday night. Mrs. Ronald Peterson of Superior was crowned queen of the Nuckolls County Centennial at the coronation ball held in the Nelson City Auditorium address. ' 2vF* ' .. " ".,' " ",, .... .-.,ev .,,., -% ,.,, -,-..,..,-,.%*;:_d.., ' I enjoy the Express very i.-':i.i:i::..':::::::i:::::::;:) much, even though many of the ::...::: :.,::.::: .'..S- names in the news are un- P'U llkI|/"g"  familiar to me now. One thing I find peculiar about your paper is the way you refer to the married ladies. Perhaps it is because we are more liberal here in California, but I think it would be more prover to call a married woman by 'her' first name and her husband's last name. It seems that no matter how important an aceomplishment she has done to make the news, her husband always gets the credit. If Jane Doe has recently graduated from college, why not call her Mrs. Jane Doe in- stead of Mrs. John Doe? If any of my friends from Superior come through Sacramento on their vacations this summer, they are welcome to spend a night with us. We have the room and would enjoy the company. Respectfuly, Harold Baumhach Records show the rock bass to be a native Nebraska fish. It was first recorded in 1892 in warm-water streams in the state, and its distribution was extended in the 1950's when it was stocked in lakes along Interstate 80, various streams, ponds, and sandpits. Redear sunfish were in- troduced into Nebraska waters in 1957. "Just ms I SUllcted - you're writing to another woman[" SUPERIOR BEULAH Reformed Presbyterian Church 5th and Bloom Rev. R. W. Caskey, Pastor The Lord's Day Church School .......... I0 a.m Morning Worship .... 11 a.m. Evening Worship, 7:80 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. H, m mm m Catholic Church Services Rev. Edward J. Jaworowski Rectory Phone: 879-$7 Sacred Heart Church Nelson Sunday Mass ........ 8:30 u.m. St. Joseph's Church Superior Mass Schedule Saturday ............ 7:00 p.m. Sunday ................ 10:00 a,m. Week Day ............ '/:$0 a.m. , , ,,,, l Church of The Nazarene 740 East 7th Rev. Ted Dodd Sunday Suaday School ...... 9:46 a.m. Morning Service, 10:45 a.m. NYPS ................. 6:15 p.m. Evening Service, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday Midweek Prayer Service.... 7:$0 p.m. i United Methodist Church 448 Kansas Street Superior, Nebraska Rev. Max O. MeCamley Sunday Service Church School ...... 9:15 a.m. Worship ............ 10:30 a.m. Nursery Provided First ,Baptist Church Albert J. Kleinsasser Pastor 6th and Commercial Sunday Services Sunday School ... 9:00 a.m. Worship " 10a0--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 ................ 10:10 a.m. Sunday School .... 10:30 a.m, Evening Service, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study ................ 7:30 p.m. Saturday Youth Meeting.. 7:30 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME , H, Centennial Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) Ninth and Dakota Streets Martin H. Juengel, vai;ancy pastor Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. Bible classes, 9:15 a.m. Service, 10:30 a.m.