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/ he uperio r Thursday, August 9, 1973 'Now for a tour of the city, your Highness. Did you bring a can of gasoline?' ! Established in 1900 Bill Blauvelt, Managing Editor Published Weekly by Superior Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third St. Superior, Nebraska 68978 NEBRASKA Subscription rates S5.00 per year payable in I~S'SOCIATI0 advance in Nebraska and KansaS, $6.00 per year elsewhere. ~73 Small price to pay can refresh the soul like a affects you ..... Try to refer to a bill by with associates over number and subject ..... Make sure issue. But how often do we your views get to your Congressman our opinion to early in deliberation of the bill. If you Unfortunately, the wait for a crisis stage or try to change is, "seldom or never." Too the legislator's mind later in the feat that one opinion is development of an issue, you are not in the hubbub of current apt to achieve your goals. Finally, if as one legislator has said,the reply to your letter comes from an box is nearly as important assistant don't be upset. Public of- box to a member of ficials have staffs so that requests can " be dealth with effectively." factual letter limited to one It's easy to rationalize your way out COuld be just what a of writing to your Congressman, but to chart his course the plain fact is that our democratic right direction, and you will republic could not function without unless you write. A major citizen input. Remember: "An official association gives some wants tnd needs to hear every point of "If you are writing about view on an issue." An eight-cent stamp proposals, explain how it is a small price to pay for freedom. Launching the good life The Chrlstlafl Science Monitor will drop for the other blue collar trades are every bit good at the University of in ten years this fall. This as essential to the maintenance of Nebraska College of e of the best things that has society as are the professions--law, Agriculture. . The total population oi to young people in quite medicine, etc. A college education is Forty YearsAgo of the sudden death ofCapt. Superior is now 3,174. still, for some, a prelude to chosen The Garden Club made a Lloyd D. Follmer, who was Roy Equall, vocational ',the past few years, plumbers careers, and today's high school check of their work in Lincoln commander at Pearl Harbor at agriculture instructor in and carpenters seemed on graduates should be encouraged to Park last week and found that the time of his death. Superior High School, was over 700 shrubs and 1,000 Fifteen YearsAgo among the 425 who received of extinction, because pursue the goals of their choice. But a clumps of iris, besides several An estimated amount of $200, degrees at the summer com- Was rushing off to college, college degreeis not the only means to hundred perennials bloommg the cash collection at the mencement exercises of the this year such as lilies, hibiscus, morning service at Centennial University of Nebraska last few young people were happiness and security. Young people to learn these occupations should be made aware of other avenues But the fact is that these and that might better suit their needs. Y L. Anderson -' uator State Legislators at West Palm Beach, Florida Fifty state legislators are selected an- nually to attend this legislative- reform oriented conference put on by Eagleton, an institute at Rutgers University. The in- stitute, as well as the cost of the conference, is funded by the C:arniegie Foundation. The primary topics or con- People including versation at the Eagleton Wondered what aConference were those things during the in- which state legislatures can do legislative to make themselves work question has better. We studied such things phlox, etc. Lutheran Church, was stolen Friday. Eight retail establishments from the altar following ser- Five YearsAgo and one wholesaler have been vices Sunday. D.V. Spohn and Warren Roe licensed in Superior to sell the Recent gifts to Brodstonewere amongwinnersatthe32nd three and two tenths beer which Hospital Memorial Fund will annual Nebraska Sheep Day at giving people someone to go to became legal in the state and in help to purchase additional Lincoln Friday, Aug. 2. with their problems who knows the city of Superior at midnight equipment to administer William D. Wrench, a how to cut through the red tape last night, oxygen tent but needs another prominent Superior resident for and get answers We legislators Oswin Keller was appointed for emergencies, many years, died at the Good also use this office extensively last Thursday as emergency The Chicago, Burlington &Samaritan Home in Superior in helping us answer problems agricultural agent for Nuckolls Quincy Railroad Company is Aug. 5. Other deaths: a former since they usually have seen the county, to assist in ad- applying for authority to Superior man, Benjamin same problems many times ministering the wheat allotment discontinue its agency at Buntjer, 61, who died at York; before, plan. Mr. Keifer was appointed Hardy. Charles Humiston, 47, who died Ore- legislative council also under civil serviceAbout 350 persons attended Monday night at his home at has a full-time staff which we examination, the 22nd annual Nebraska Newton, Fan.; and Mrs. Henry as legislative staffing, cam- paign finance and conflicts of ineterest, media functions and legislative post-audit activities. can use to get answers or quite Mr. and Mrs. Hans Si_mo x,e often we prefer to pick up the of Ruskin observed their STth phone and get the answer wedding anniversary Saturday, ourselves. The direct contact Aug. 5. this gives us with executive agencies is a valuable means of checking on how well they are carrying out legislative policy decisions. The chance to compare notes Most of our interim corn- with legislators from so many mittee hearings have not yet other states showed me that started, but will begin in ear- Nebraska does have some nest after the first of Sap- problems which we need to tember. You will want to watch answered to my I can use answer the too. amazed, though at the being a state to on my Twemy-flve Years Ago Superior's new fire truck arrived Tuesday and was taken out for a trial run by firemen Wednesday. The truck cost the city $14,500 and is the best that could be bought. John Gaskill of Superior was declared winner of a honorable than half mention award in the junior to be spent on improve, but I became con- news developments on many of division of the Fisher Body vinced that we are also a lot these hearings since they will Craflman's Guild model car trips to better off than other states in set the stage for much of the competition Tuesday. on probiems or many respects .... legislation we will consider next A Portland, Ore., couple, to run down I mentioned that finding year. Chaplain and Mrs. John W. Beard, left Portland April 1 by constituent answers to constituent problems has become a big part horseback on their way to In- of may job. This is a task which A J. C. Penney Company dependence, Mo. They were as obvious many senators do not enjoy, but publication reveals that, "When doesn't one which I have come to ap- it comes to quitting smoking, far as Oak last Thursday.. Lt. governor preclate because it helps me men have it all over women. to end the understand where and why our According to a ---government day session, government is not actually survey 26 percent of all adult still remains serving the needs of the people, men smokers have quit, but lough the one H a person has a porblem with only 11 percent of women Iding time for sta!e government he smokers have dropped the or to prepare can t get answered himseu it m habit. And those women who ext winter, often because government, isnot have quit are a lot less sue- ferences and responsive or because it has cessful than male quitters. attended this become so big it is inaccessiblaes Between 1966 and 1970 one man Might has been Our legislature na in 12 who had quit went back to Institute of established an Ombudsman's smoking; the ratio among nce for Young office for the sole purpose of women was one in nine." I news... The new road building projects now under way, will benefit Superior. One is the new four-mile stretch ofoil mat to be laid on No. 3-S, east of Superior. The other is the new truck route, skirting the north and east edge of Superior. Dedication services will be held at the Centennial Lutheran Church Sunday for the new electric organ recently in- stalled. News came to Oak relatives in smaller In federal guidelines has caused many of schools some financial distress. from the 1960 census was used as a I funds. Starting with the 1973- the 1970 census will be used and that is ' schools. YhE O/d "Only a country with a rugged constitution could Stand the abuse ours is get- ting these days." ots George Says expediter in the business world is a guy who, crosses his desk, immediately gives it to handle. WOrld, an irresistable force is a teen-age boy a car. And an immovable obiect is what he got the money and you try to talk him out of got inflation, crime, the energy crisis and high bad when a fellow water skis 1,800 sissippi River. One of the key factors in the Title I distribution formula is the number of youngsters aged 5 through 17 who come from families with a total income of $2,000 or less a year. Thanks to healthier economies in many school districts, the number of those families decreased during the decade of the 1960s. That was good news, but by using the 1970 census for the allotment formula those districts found their federal Title I money reduced, drastically in some cases. Auburn, for example, had a program costing $45,420 in the 1972-73 school year. The Auburn school can expect only $14,8t from the same federal source in the coming school year. Just the reverse in Omaha. The allotment there will climb from $1.8 million to $2.7 million. The total increase for all the schools in Sarpy County is 384 percent over the 1972-73 figure when 1960 census figures still were used. Title I is a section of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. It provides funding for remedial classes such subjects as reading and mathematics Nebraska schools which have been operating Title I programs say there nave ueen some remarkable success stones. Children who were having trouble keeping up with their 1 ssmates in reading are given individualized attention by Title ?eSachers and some make a year's progress in just a few months. Although the funding forvaula is .based on the of low-income families, the number ota.m m a.e,penuem recipients and the number of negmctea ann aeunquem cnnaren in a school district, the Title I programs are open to any student in the school who needs help. In a district with a single attendance center--that's educational jargon for a school building-- The Title I program then was available to all children in the district who needed remedial classwork. In cities like Omaha, the school district was broken down into "target areas." That means that only some of Omaha's elementary schools received Title I funding. All pupils in those Sheep Day Show and Sale at the Grummert, a long-time State Fair grounds in Lincoln resident, who died at the Friday. D. V. Spohn of Superior Nuckolls County Hospital won second on Hampshire ram, Sunday, AUg. 4. and first and second on Hamp- Mrs. Harold Thomas talked to shire ewe, and first and second her brother, Elva Ramsier, who on Shropshire ewe. is in the hospital at Eugene, A well know Superior Ore., Monday evening. His business establishment condition is somewhat ira- changed hands last week, when proved from the recent heart Hugo Rustow sold attack he suffered. his monument business in this Mr. and Mrs. Donald city to Lee Williams, also of Pedersen celebrated their 26th Superior wedding anniversary Sunday, Ten Years Ago Aug 4, near Davenport. Roy. E. Ray Cameron, pastor Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wood of the First United Presbyterian and Lindel returned home Church of Superior for more Monday night from a three than five and one-half years, weeks' vacation trip that took died at Brodstone Memorial them to Hawaii. Hospital in Superior Friday. One Year Ago A cornerstone laying Acceptance was given ceremony took place Sunday Monday evening by the forenoon for the new Salem Superior City Council and park Lutheran Church, north ofboard of the Champlin Superior. Petroleum Company to give A large barn on the farm their presentloadingdeckat the seven miles south of Superior, Superior products terminal to known as the Robert Fitzgerald the city. The deck which is farm, was burned to the ground being replaced will be cut into last Friday night in a blaze three sections and placed in the thought to have been started by park for shelter houses. lightning. Cindy Wulf and Daryl Wilton Dennis Wilton, son of Mr. and were crowned 4-H king and Mrs. Clarence C. Wilton, has queen Monday. been awarded a $2,400 Two break-ins are under seholarshipby Fairmont Foods, investigation by the Nuckolls schools were eligible for the special classes, but students in other schools within the district but outside the "target areas" couldn't attend. The federal rules require that a school district must make as much money available locally to each scbonl inside a target area as outside and the Title I funds are to be available only as supplements. That means, according to State Title I Administrator Lal'ry Vontz, that if the district wants to provide remedial reading classes on its own in a school outside the target it would have to do just as much with local funds inside the target, then enrich the program with Title I cash. Vontz concedes that this has an inhibiting effect on some school districts. He also says there is some logic in efforts being pushed by some congressmen to stop tying the Title I funding to local poverty quotients. But Vontz said experience has shown a strong correlation between family income and the need for remedial instruction. The funding formula, he said, has concentrated the money where it's needed most. If so, according to Rep. Albert H. Quie, a Minnesota Republican, it's just luck. Qule said he isn't convinced that the money is going where it ought to. The best way to be sure, he said, is to allocate it on the basis of tests, rather than family income. Qule also was one of the congressmen who pushed to have the 1960 census data abandoned He said a youngster who was in first grade when the 1960 census information was gathered is now likely to be married and have a child of his won. Quie said that isn't a very reliable measurement of present needs. Meanshile, districts which have had their Title I allotments are busy looking for ways to fill the gap with local funds. The search isn't easy, they report, in light of restrictions put on local spending by the 1973 legislature when it increased state aid by $20 million. By Jerry Martin A visitor from another planet viewing recent news events might wonder which side won World War lI. In West Germany, American military commanders are pleading with local landlords to reduce rents. The reason: Since the devaluation of the U.S. dollar and its subsequent weakness on the international market, some lower ranking American servicemen cannot afford to rent quarters for their families while they complete their NATO duty assignments. This incident, spread across the newspapers and television, emphasizes the dilemma of the conservative trying to justify why, 28 years after World War II, America still should finance a 300,000-man military contingent in Western Europe. To all but the most dewy yed liberal, the postwar record of Soviet aggression is reason enough to mistrust the Communists Twice in this century, America came to Western Europe's rescue in major wars, but each time it was almost too late to avert defeat. This is why we organized the North American Treaty Organization. to assure a sufficient military force would be available to counter Soviet expansionism before it could spread throughout Europe. Conservatives have supported and defended American support for NATO, including U.S. troops, for a quarter century-- at a time when political sentiment for withdrawing American troops has been growing steadily at home. Maintaining a U.S. military presence in Western Europe still makes sense, from the standpoint of America's ultimate security, Yet our erstwhile NATO allies make it awfully hard to continue to defend that position. Keeping 3{)0,000 American troops in Europe, plus as many or more American dependents, is a serious drain on America's balance-of-payments deficits. It has contributed to the decline in strength of the U.S dollar. The U.S. has shouldered this burden. Yet, instead of justifying America's support, our NATO allies give aid and comfort to the withdrawal sentiment in the U.S. France kicked NATO out of its territory, but it screams in anguish at the thought that American troop levels may be reduced in Western Europe. The Common Market countries, freed of the necessity for large-scale defense spending, have rebuilt their economies with U.S. aid and are now tough trading competitors. But they maintain tariffs and other protective devices that discriminate against U.S products, thus aggravating America's fiscal problems. Some NATO countries abolished the draft years before the United States was able to experiment with a volunteer military service. But during the Vietnam war, many of Europe's in- tellectuals and political leaders delighted in denouncing America's effort to support South Vietnam against Com- munism. Perhaps they didn't realize that the anti-military sentiment they were helping generate in the U.S. might someday cause America to take a second look at its 300,000-man force in Western Europe. A question becoming increasingly difficult to answer is this: if the Europeans aren't interested enough in defending them- selves against Communism, why should American troops be expected to fill the breach? NATO is still a valuable part of America's defense. But it's time for a re-assessment by the U.S. Unless Western Europe starts acting more like an ally, in helping finance NAT{:) in maintaining their own troop levels and in reaching an accommodation with the U.S. on matters of trade, it will be extremely difficult for those Americans who believe in mutual defense to convince the U.S. to maintain its commitment in Western Europe. County Sheriff's department. Never one to miss a good Thieves apparently forced meal I exchanged rides on my entry into the Farmers Union motorized surf board for a Cooperative Oil Company and delicious barbeque chicken the Farmers Union Eelevator in pmnic with a group of young Nelson early Saturday morning, people from the Centennial John Price and the late Lutheran Church last Saturday. Harold Pohlmeier have been This was the fom'th group of chosen for inclusion in the 1972 young people from area edition of Outstanding Young Lutheran Churchs that two Men of America, according to Superior grade school teachem, the Superior , Chamber of Fred MeTers and David Berens Commerce, Inc. have taken this year to Leprino Cheese Company, Loveweil State Park for a two- Superior, has announced the day camping fellowship. promotion of Alfred K. A large portable generator Klassmeyer as a special was obtained and film shown in Processing Foreman, ac- the evening. cording to Dick Whipple, Superior plant manager. Notebook Fans of the Glenn Miller Orchestra were delighted to see a tour bus parked in Superior Monday which had the band's destination card displayed. However, after asking the driver about the whereabouts of the band, it was learned the bus was really carrying the first of several Wilmet camp tour groups which will be visit |g the Clarence Jensby farm this month. Disappointment. That's what Mr. and Mrs. Vie Bargen felt after hurriedly finishing a new set of lots at their fine farm home just in time for the Polled Hereford tour and then not being able to use them because the stubble field where they planned to park the cars was too muddy. The show was moved to a pasture location where the cars could be parked on an alfalfa field. (We suspect though that Vic and Marflyn prefer the muddy field to a continuation of June's drouth.) "Courage is a virtue only in proportion as it is directed by prudence."---Francois De Salignac De La Mothe Fendon. i SUPERIOR BEUIAil Reformed Presbyterian Churd Sth and Bloom Church of The Nazarene 740 East lth Rev. Ted Dedd Sanday Sunday School .... I0:00 am. Morning Service.. II :00 a.m. NYPS ............. 6:00p.m. Evening Service... 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Prayer Service ..... 7:00 p.m. Rev. R.W. Csskey, Pastor The Lord's Day Church School ..... I0:00 a.m. Morning Worship..U :00 a,m. Evening Worship...7:30 p.m. Wednesday" Prayer Meeting.. 7 :~0 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 am. United Methodist Church 448 Kansas Street Superior, Nebraska Rev. Max O. McCamley Sunday Service Church School ..... 9:15 a.m. Worship .......... 10: 30 a.m. Nursery Provided Church (Missouri Synod) Ninth and Dakota Streets Dale D. Deerr, Pastor Sunday School ..... 9:15 a.m Bible Classes ...... 9:15 ~t.m, Servicts a:00and lO:30a::m. L i~/!!jill i/ !