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e uperi'or Thursday, August 2, 1973 ................... ,..,..,.,,, o,.,.,..,o.,,..,..,,,, .,.,..,.,.o.,,o.o..., ............ , ...... .....,,,,,.o,,,,**, 'Good Gollyt. That's MY Voice!" Increase Established in 1900 Bill Blauvelt, Managing Editor Published Weekly by Superior Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third St, Superior, Nebraska 6@975 Subscription rates 15.00 per year payable in advance in Nebraska and Kansas, $6.00 per yeltr elsewhere. 1172 !113 bitter lesson and producers are being but valuable lesson is that the more that and consumer groups economic realities of the worse off they be. learned the lesson they won't until they to go hungry. But the for all to see. The freeze on prices, imposed tence of consumer groups has created more it has solved. Every whether it be meats or grapes, has lessened Increased prices. agricultural products the freeze, freezing processing, retail and levels in effect puts a ceiling on the prices of And a freeze of any type adverse effect on the To eliminate the profit is just as to enterprisers as to Into a loss position. the Administration this the freeze on pork but retaining the on beef until Sept. 12 but simply the interest of either the or consumers. Beef been closing down they are mean and to consumer needs, but process beef when into a loss position on they process and sell. are not going to 'attic inventories and in their yards when they are in a losing position Start. They'll just close out. If they have cattle market in advance of the Sept. 12 date, they will keep them in their yards and wait to market them until the ceilings are lifted, hoping to get enough increase in price to wipe out their losses and pay the extra expense of feeding them to heavier weights. This disrupts the normal marketing pattern and virtually assures that beef will be in short supply for many weeks. The University of Illinois recently surveyed 64 leading feeders and essentials of its findings relating to cattle are as follows: !. Cost of yearling steers (725 lbs.) then in feedlots averaged $52 per cwt. 2. Feeds to produce 300 lbs. gain to market weight 1,025 included: a. 30 bu. corn at $2.25 per bu.-- $67.50 b. 180 lbs. protein-mineral sup- plement at $380 per ton--S32.40 c. 1.2 tons of corn silage at $15 per ton--S18. d. 0.3 tons hay and straw at $33 per ton-s6.90. 3. Total non-feed costs for adding 300 lbs. weight (labor, housing, fac- tilities)-$30 per animal. 4. Total cost of 300 lbs. gain ($127.80 plus $30)-$157.80 or an average of $52.60 per cwt. 5. Current sales prices (at that time), Choice grade, Central Illinois farm level-S45 per cwt. 6. The current Loss per cwt. of gain was running $7.60. In addition there is a $7.00 per cwt. negative margin on the yearling steer which brings the total loss of the above type feeding operation to about $73.55 per animal. Nobody is going to continue to produce beef or any other commodity in the face of assured losses. Inflation caused basically by years of deficit spending on the part of the government is the real culprit and until Americans understand that simple truth things are going to go from bad to worse. -The Midland View Unusual expression ts so readily available to these days it is often as a duty, if not a , than an opportunity. t is not until long after the Schooling that a proper is felt for what public have provided. Plainview, seniors took the unusual step of Page ad in their local to say "thank you" to them acquire their 12 Parents, teachers and taxpayers received the publicly - expressed appreciation of these young people. Such words when offered are nor- mally confined to brief remarks at a commencement ceremony, or later still, at an alumni banquet many years after the fact. It takes perceptive, thoughtful young people to make such a gesture collectively, and to do it while the educational experience is still so fresh in their minds.--From the Norfolk Daily News ,...,,..,,...,,.'.*,.. ........ ......- ..................... , .................. ~ .................................. .................... Forty Years Ago Nebraska Regents Scholarship With the opening of the plant competition. The exams were of the Nebraska Cement taken last spring by 2,400 company Tuesday morning the students competing for 250 major element in Superior's regents scholarships carrying a industrial pay roll has been value of $120 each. restored and the cloud of un- Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Crosby certainty which hovered dozens celebrated their golden wedding of families during the last year anniversary Sunday at their has finally been lifted, farm home northwest of Telegraph facilities are of- Superior. fered every telephone sub- William Keithley, 86, a for- scriber through an mer Superior mayor, and arrangement just made bet-resident of the city since 1900, ween the Lincoln Telegraph died suddenly last Thursday. company and the Postal Fifteen Years Ago Telegraph. In order to make the Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blanke very best service here of the will both receive their master of most modern kind of teletype arts degrees at the University of machine. Nebraska commencement A regulation Boy Scout troop, exercises Aug. 1. chartered by the national Scout An oil well is being drilled on headquarters, is now assured the Anna Meyer farm a mile for Superior. Before a charter north of Blue Hill. The location can be secured, there must be of a second well will be deter- eight fellows who have passed mined by the results of the first Tenderfoot tests and these were test. obtained Monday. Larry M. Lesh, son of Mr. and Mankato won again Friday in Mrs. Paul Lesh, has been ac- e ll-inning baseball game cepted for study at the Southern played against the Superior Methodist University School of Junior League. The score was Law in Fort Worth, Texas. 12-10. Larry is a graduate of Superior Twenty-five Years Ago High School and Kansas State Superior's new $32,000 College at Manhattan. Municipal Swimming pool, Representing the Superior although in use "unofficially" International Harvester Farm the past two weeks, is not quite Equipment dealership at a ready for the official opening, meeting in Hinsdale, Ill., are which will be held very soon, LeRoy Christensen, Darrell according to the committee in Thayer and Harold Braun. charge. Some of the plumbing Second Lieutenant James E. equipment necessary to the Thompson, 23, husband of the purification system, has not yet former Doris Elaine Thayer of arrived, and this has caused the Superior, was one of eight delay, crewmen of an Air Force B-52 The Burlington night bomber, killed when the passenger trains, No. 14 and 15, Stratofortress bomber crashed will make their last runs as it was about to make a lan- through Superior Saturday cling at the I ring Air Force night. Base in Maine. A baby daughter Katherine Ann Boersma of was horn to the couple at Superior was the top scorer in Brodstone Hospital on July 22. the annual University of Winifred A. Brown, founder of the Brown Shoe Fit Co., died at Shenandoah, Iowa, Sunday. Ten Years Ago Rev. John E. Zimmerman, 58, and his wife, Loretta, 52, were both killed and their daughter, Ruthie, 17, was critically in- jured in a car-truck crash on Highway 61, near Wichita Friday. Rev. and Mrs. Zim- merman had lived at North- branch three years where he was pastor of the Friends Church. The Kugler family reunion at Franklin Sunday was attended by 96 of the family descendants and their families from several states. The Mrs. Jaycees Welcome Wagon visited a number of new families that have come to Superior during the past month. Lightning struck a stack of baled alfalfa on the place farmed by Einer Hansc one mile north and one mile east of Hardy, early last Saturday morning. Jay Dee Gray, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell A. Gray, received body bruises in a fall from the diving tower at the municipal swimming pool Saturday afternoon. The Centennial Lutheran Church of Superior, Ninth and Dakota Streets, will observe its 25th anniversary of organization on Sunday, Aug. 25, according to its pastor, Rev. Robert J, Leege. Five Years Ago Postmasters at Nora and Angus received identical telegrams Wednesday from the Regional Post Office at Wichita, notifying them that the order sent to them last week to close the post offices on Aug. 2, had been cancelled. Edward Drudik, 45, of the Lawrence community, has bern in a Hastings hospital since Monday of last week, as the results of a tractor accident in a pasture about 2 miles north- By Jerry Martin When the median family income is now more than $11,000 a year, those who question the wisdom of substantially increasing the minimum wage find themselves cast as a modern Scrooge. Legislation now making its way through Congress (it may well be finally enacted by now) would increase the $1.60-an-hour minimum wage to $2.20 by July 1, 1974; increase the $1.30-an- hour farm minimum wage to the same level in four years; and extend minimum wage coverage to 7 million more workers. The advocates of an increase play the role of heroes. Theirs is the noble rhetoric, the desire to help the least skilled workers in our society. They are the generous spirits. Opponents are cast as reactionary villains who begrudge the poor a decent pay scaN'. The truth is quite different. There are some sound economic and humanitarian reasons for opposing a substantial hike in the minimum wage. Such a raise probably will mean more unemployment among the poor, especially for teenagers for whom government sponsors massive job-finding efforts. Every time the minimum wage has been raised in the past it has meant fewer job opportunities for marginal employees, especially the poor and the teenagers seeking entrydevel jobs. It is a particularly difficult blow for the small businessman. Quite often, to meet the increased costs, a small business must lay off some workers in order to raise the pay of others. In- creased wage costs literally force small businessmen to be the villains. Many economists have noted this unfavorable impact. But Congress is oblivious to the warning signals. They're going to help the poor and the teenage workers no matter how much it hurts them. The truth is there are and always have been jobs requiring little skill which do not justify more than a modest wage. Bagging groceries, running errands, household domestic help, routine maintenance work, helping in a small business of any kind. Those are the types of jobs affected by minimum wage legislation. (Farm work is in a different category because it often includes fringe benefits such as room and hoard.) H government dictates that the minimum wage be in- creased for those jobs, the jobs will simply disappear-because the contribution or productivity of the marginal worker isn't sufficient to justify the higher costs. The small businessman just tightens up, offers fewer services or, more likely, absorbs the increased workload himself or with his remaining work force. The kind of work covered by the minimum wage are entry- level jobs...employment that gives the teenager or low-skilled worker a start in the job market, a chance to advance to more skilled work at higher pay. Many Americans started work bagging groceries or being a bus boy or a soda jerk. But no one expects this type ofemployment to be a career. forcing the minimum wage to unrealistic levels will eliminate many of these jobs. It's happened before in many fields and it leads to more unemployment, not less. It causes hardship for small business. But the worst impact is that it denies the least skilled and the beginning teenage worker a chance to get a toe bold in the job market. It's another of those government-dictated "solutions" that mean well, but aggravate the very problems that govern- ment wants to alleviate. east of Lawrence that day.commanding, for his Miss Kathy Heglin of Clovis, meritorious service. N.M., will be arriving home One YearAgo soon from a six-week tour of A Nebraska Department of Europe. She was chosen to be a Roads survey crew interviewed member of I00 college students motorists on Highway 14 this at ENMU to perform "Good week and will be back next News" at the Baptist World Tuesday and Wednesday in- Youth Conference in Berne, terviewing motorists on High- Switzerland. way 8. The Superior Youth Center The Superior Volunteer Fire has the floor plans drawn, and is Departmett was called to the now in the midst of a fund Louis Galbreth apartment at raising campaign to finance the 3321/= East Second about 11:50 remodeling of rooms over the Wednesday morning. The fire Security National Bank was limited to a mini-bike but Building in Superior, for the extensive smoke damage was Youth CAmter quarters, done to the apartment. All patients were moved last Mrs. Janis Meyers of week from Brodstone Memorial Overland Park, Ken., won the Hospital to the new Nuckolls Republican nomination for the County Hospital. The job of state senate, from Kansas remodeling the old hospital is District 8, at the Kansas now in progress with most of the primary election Tuesday. She old partitions removed to make is a former Superior girl, the room for the larger and more daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. modern rooms. Crilly. The most popular attraction The installation of a new soda in Superior City Park is the ash chemical feeder this week Flying Pony swin. It is only one at the Superior swimming pool of the many improvements is good news for Superior's made in the park this summer, swimmers. Another recent Sgt. 1-C James L. Swaim, improvement at the pool is the with his bride of a few months, addition of carpeting around the recently returned to the United baby pool. States from Vietnam where, on June 11, he was awarded the Nebraska anglers may use Bronze Star Medal and Citation anise oil or any other scent to at Command Headquarters treat their baits and lures, Long Khanh, from Creighton W. provided they do not stun or kill Abram, General United States fish or pollute the water. has a new president. W. Pearson, 33, a native Nebraskan, who the southeast Nebraska college Aug. has been dean of students at Tennessee Tenn., since 1971, will replafe Dr. Max acting president at Peru since the middle My Neighbors "I Was just passing by when I saw your sign .... " GraSsroots George Says: the AFL-CIO wants government price demand government wage con- ding what we really need: controls on !ronrnentalists won't be happy until every like a bird's nest. tomorrow what you should do to(lay, it ~r there'll be a higher taxon it. new Peru State College of last year when r. Neal Gomon resigned after 21 years as the about a week meeting with Nebraskans and visiting the Peru PSC chief executive, campus before receiving and accepting the offer of the presidency. Robert Walker of Kearney, chairman of the Board of State College "IYustees, said Smith was among the six nominees whose The former member of the Cornhusker marching band (he names were forwarded to the hoard by a search committee played the bariton horn) is married to another NU music major- composed of Peru students, faculty, administrators and alumni. -the former Lexv Lu Ann Richards. Mrs. Pearson is a graduate of Lincoln Northeast and her mofl er'l asbeen a teacher there. Smith will continue to draw his $25,431 salary until Sept. 1, Her father was in the NU chemistry department. according to Walker who said the deferred departure was granted by the board as "a small token of thanks to give him The young couple has two children, a son, Douglas, 11, ample time to select future employment." described by his father in a personal summary prepared for the hoard as a "sports enthusiast," and a daughter Amy Christine, Pearson, whose hometown is Ord where his father is a 4,describedinthesamedecumentasa"Southernbelle." mortician, is an Ord High School graduate who earned aPearson told reporters after his appointment that he is bachelor's degree in music education from the University of aware like other state colleges, has been declining in enrollment Nebraska in 1961. He also earned his master's degree from NU and, because it is the smallest public institution in the state, has in 1967, and was granted a doctorate in higher education in 1971 been watched closely in recent years by the trustees and from George Peabody College at Nashville, Tenn. members of the Legislature. After graduating from the university in 1961, Pearson A legislative interim study committee currently is taking a taught music at Shelby for a year and then three years each at look at Peru's future. Falls City and Norfolk. Pearson said he has been directed by the board to do the same thing. He said Walker and the other trustees have told him to work with the University of Nebraska and the state technical- community college system to see how the best possible higher educational opportunities can be offered in southeast Nebraska. He said he and his family decided in Norfolk that if he wanted to pursue a career in higher education administration he would need a doctor's degree. After studying programs at many institutions, he said, he decided Peabody College at Nashville had what he wanted. While a student, Pearson worked as assistant to the Peabody president and as an academic and administrative vice president. He moved to Tennessee Wesleyan in 1971. Pearson said he heard about the possibility of a vacancy at Peru last summer when Gomon took a leave of absence because of ill health (Gomon officially resigned Dec. 31). Later, Pearson said he heard that the Nebraska college trustees were looking for a successor to Dr. William Brandenburg at Wayne. He ap- plied for that job. Pearson said he had contacted Trustee Ward Reesman earlier about the Peru opening and about two weeks before he was hired, Reesman called to see if he still was interested. The hoard still had his background from the Wayne application. The young educator said he was interested and he spent An idea identified with Smith and vigoroulsy supported by many southeast Nebraskans for a regional state college still is technically under study by the trustees, according to Walker. However he said the plan for facilities at Peru and in the quarters of the defunct private college, John J. Pershing, at Beatrice, isn't receiving active attention lately. Pearson said he wasn't acquainted with the details of the proposal and wasn't prepared to give an opinion. He said he hadn't even met Smith prior to has appointment as Smith's Successor. Peru is the oldest of the state's education institutions. R was created as a normal school in 1867 by the first state Legislature. Pearson wm be the 20th president of the institution on the Missouri River hanks. i Hl,~ Church of The Nazarene East Tth Rev. 1red De l Sm lay Sunday School. lo:0o a.m. Morning Service.. 11:00 a.m. NYPS ............. S:00p.m. Eve=dug Service... 7:00 p.m. Wedu lay Mldwsetk Prayer Service ..... 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Church 448 Kansas Street Superior, Nebraska Rev. Max O. McCamley Sundlay Service Church School ..... 9:15 a.m. Worship .......... 10:30 a.m. Nursery Provided SUPERIOR BEULAH Reformed :resbyterian Churc~ aud Bloem Rev. R.W. Caskey, Pastor Tlm Lord's Day Church School ..... I0:00 a.m. Morning Worship..11:00 a .m. Eve/ ng Worship...7: 30 p.m. Prayer Meeting.. 7 30 p.m. Catholic Church Services Father John Pracher Rectory Phone: 879-3735 St. Joseph's Church Superior Mass Schedule Saturday ......... 8:00p.m. Sunday .......... 8:00 a.m. Centennial Lutheraz Church (Mhumuri 8ynod) Ninth and Dakota Streets Dale D. Deerr, Pastor Stlnday School ..... 9:15 a.m. Bible Classes ...... 9:15 a.m. Services..8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Communion at both Services