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_. e. s o o e or sdayAu t 1973 Ooub' ,axed rent. i u.tice " another year of nj ! ~'~ :::i By Jerry Chambers /,.WINNING NATIONAL economic injustice for parents who pay property taxes to sup- ,,EWSPApE PuU ish Weekly by port public schools, yet finance their own children's education in ~ I t, :l ~,,. Superior Publishing Company, Inc. .~ ~.~,~ir~,. /~~~li ~i~r'~er -- /] J Superior, Nebraska 68970 ~",.~.~WSpApIER S/ It is entirely possible to vigorously support the separation of '/.,,,~~ 1~"~,~~~.~97~ church and state, be a strict constructionist on the U.S. Con- NEaR,SKi, Subscrt 4ion rates $5.(30 per year payable in ~ stitution and still favor some kind of recognition for the plight of AS'SOCIATION advance in Nebraska and Kans4ms, S6.00 per year A~ elsewhere, ~ ~ these double-taxed parents and for private or church schools Crisis in Nuckolls County County is facing a seriousonce had this privilege at the Brod- iiii seeking to survive economically. Yet court rulings in the states of Washington, New Jersy and New Hampshire have struck down the latest efforts by state governments to provide some measure of relief in this situation. New Hampshire had a system in which state-paid teachers crisis. ,. stone Hospital and it didn't work. :i:i ~:itaught non-religious subjects to parochial students in parochial is simple. We don As to the claim a doctor can't make a :::: ~.:!::.::: school classrooms leased for that purpose. Athree-judgefederal Ligh pl si tans to adequately reasonable income in a small iiii court declared this "fosters an excessive government en- res: en s of our county and Nebraska town, we can only ask what !:i: tanglement with religion." New Jersey had been paying parents of parochial students ::ill: ~o~ ~ $10 for each elementary youngster and $20 per high school OUr hospital, is cnsidered a reasnable incme? iiiiilJJil tlse of and the solution to the There isn't a resident in the county who !::i::i .. student to help buy schoolsupplies. Washington State offered a direct grant to needy students attending private or church- isn't so easy to ascertain, wouldn't like a doctor's annual income, sponsored schools. msiblereportingbystatewide Are there other problems? All these systems were declared unconstitutional. California recently adopted a system of state income tax credits The Express has received several ii!i ahas done much to give the I P which permits lower income parents to deduct part of their County Hospital a blackeye, letters indicating there are, but not one iiii j tuition payments to private schools from their state income -truths reported in a recentof the letter writers had explained:.::! taxes. It is a well-intended effort. Yet, because it affects only the the Lincoln Journal and Starwhat they are. The writers imply the "Last Sunday I voted to close our" voted for our monasteries to close. I state income tax and families in lower income brackets, the amount of financial relief is likely to be minimal-if it survives avalanche of similar poorly hospital administration should be church; not intentionally, not voted for every influence of good and any court challenges. ted reports, replaced but they fail to state why..:.ii maliciously, but thoughtlessly, right and truth in our community to The stateshave been trying to do something to help private C. T. Mason, writing to the Perhaps the people charged with lazily, indifferently, I voted. I voted be curtailed. I voted for the darkness and parochial school parents because of the obvious injustice Sunday Journal and Star said, operating the hospital with its to close its doors. I voted to lock up of superstition, the degrading in- involved. the prayer books in the pews. I voted fluence of sin, the blight of ignorance In California, for example, it is possible for a family living [Y problem is having enough problems are doing the very best job to close the Bible on the lectern. I and the curse of greed once again to i.:..:i in a relatively modest home, earning a middle-income salary, to doctors." possible. those medical doctors, Dr. One writercharged the hospital had vo ed for our priest s op settle their damning loads on the iiii pay upwards of $1,000 a year in property taxes alone-in addition to thousands more in federal and state income taxes, sales ministering the sacraments of the shoulders of an already weak world. !i il taxes, excise taxes and all the other levies that eat into their )we, has been dissatisfied been poorly managed since before 1940 iiiiiii;i church.i the Sunday morel votedtoo__thingsfOr all thatthis' thel saY,humanand iiiii::iiil operation of the Nuckolls and appealed for the bankers, lawyers vQtedf tO/voed f close attendtakerrupertYa axes ome.p.. public school.andBysmeenrollingf theyoungstersOther taXeSwhofinanCeotherwisethe 0spital for some time. We and other influential people to get the i ii school,o disband the choir mind cannot grasp or express. !iii public school system. Yet the children of such parents do not tithe hospital administration bah rolling in the right direction,i!iii and fire the organist. I voted to end Carelessly, lazily, indifferently, I would flock to already crowded public schools, private and been dissatisfied with Dr. The bankers, lawyers and other the, parish s guilds, voted, parochial institutions save states billions of dollars a year in ome time. There probably is similar influential persons can't solve iiii I voted for every missionary to For you see. I could have gone, !ii! added costs for education. i:::i:: be called home, every native worker and I should have gone, but I didn't. ::!ii But the parents of these students receive no recognition for sides of the argument but the problem without the help of the !!!!! supported by the church to find other I stayed away from church last ii! this. I. effect, they are "double-taxed" for education-through dy Dr. Howe's side of the entire community, ii i! work, every hospital, every school, Sunday." i:.!! property taxes and tmtion payments. The situation is similar in has been aired. If you have a complaint or a i iii and every dispensary to close. I --The South Dakota Churchman. !iii most states. it unreasonable for a doctor suggestion let's hP=ar it. But whatever i:i: ....... ............ . ...... ................ .............................. ..... ................... ...... There's a real question of equality involved. Courts have held that religious instruction cannot be offered in public right to hire and fire the you do, don't set back expecting schools. So, if parents want their child to receive religious Personnel. A Superior doctor someone else to solve our problems. crying need for labor law country, the Chamber of of the United States con- not solely for the reason suffers from laws So in favor of labor, but average taxpayer also is on labor law reform and take away Forty YearsAgo William Ruben Scott, the man some of this inordinate economic and [or whom the now extinct town political power held by organized ofRubens was named, died last labor? week in Colorado Springs, Colo. "Those who administer the affairs of He was 86 years of age. John A. Simpson, national government share a common problem president of the Farmers Union, with business executives: no private win be one of the speakers at the unions, enterprise and no government can do county Farmers Union picnicto be held at Nelson Tuesday, Aug. the fact that strikers areeverything at once. Both must choose for welfare payments, among many desirable objectives, and 29 1 indications point to the and in some instances, the degree to which their efforts prove completionof Kansas Highway pay. These are successful depends largely on their 14 south of Superior, early next spring. by tax payments from in- skill in concentrating available BoydHeflinreturnedMonday as well as businesses, resources on those objectives that from a free trip to Chicago as a the fact that one union With the entire strucking Should this one union be option of tying up the system? the fact that unions only 20 percent of the this country. think it't time to get going matter most. That is the very purpose of budgets. "The fact that the Federal budget has in recent years gotten out of control should be a matter of concern to all of us. Indeed, I believe that budgetry reform has become essential to the resurgence of our democracy." ---The Red Cloud Chief aren't J several times that we off ff we did away with handouts and local projects with completed study shows benefit by doing just The state as a whole also came out on the short end in the deal, paying out $235,000,000 for the $204,000,000 received. At that rate, Nebraskans are paying $1.15 for every $1 of aid in matching funds. Residents of this county are pulling the wool over their own eyes when they look upon these grants from the federal government as some gift which we should feel grateful for receiving. We're paying for them, buddy, and they're costing more than they are worth. ---Wayne Herald County paid out some federal income and excise were allocated to the programs, ac- the study. What did the in return? About guest of the Omaha Bee-News. All his expenses were paid as a reward for securing 25 or more subscriptions. An interesting feature of the Ross-Sweet reunion held in the Lincoln Park Aug. 13, was the presentation of a genealogy traced by Roy Ross of Urbana, Ohio. The record of the Sweet family has been traced back to 1731 and the Ross family two generations before that. Twenty-five Years Ago. Tenth anniversary serwces for the Centennial Lutheran Church of Superior will be held at the church Sunday, Aug. 22. The Superior Liquor store, formerly owned by Jack Graham, has passed into the ownership of two sets of brothers, Lee and Glen Williams and Gene and Dudley Gray. Miss Wilma A. Anderson received a master of science degree Aug. 8 at Kansas State college, Manhattan. Superior Knights defeated North Platte Tuesday night 4-1, and won fourth place in the Shaugnessy play offs at the Nebraska Independent League. Nuckolls and Clay counties will hold a joint teacher's in- stitute next week at Nelson. R will be a two-day affair. Fifteen Years Ago Several Nuckolls county 4-H members winning recognition at the Nebraska-Iowa Dairy Show in Grand Island last Friday were Barbara Monson. Beverly Childless, Bob Shaw, Richard Drudik and Ronald Wilton. The Alban 4-H Club celebrated the 40th anniversary Saturday with a picnic dinner in the Superior City Park. The first club was organized in 1918 with three members. A Davenport young man, James Hugh Johnson, elec- trician's mate first class, was on the Nautilus, the atomic submarine that went under the Polar Ice Cap and across the North Pole. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson of Davenport, and a nephew of Mrs. Leslie Thompson of Superior. Rev. Don Lowry is the new pastor at the Church of the Nazarene in Superior. Rev. and Mrs. Lowry and their four children moved here Aug. I from Clarksville, Tenn. Ten Years Ago Superior's new Good Samaritan Home for the Aged, will be ready for occupancy on Sept. 1, according to an an- nouncement by the ad- ministrator, James Wun- derlich. A million dollar rain fell in the Superior area Sunday morning, and was quite general over central Nebraska and Kansas. The rainfall here measured 1.72, according to Ed Groves, local weather observer. John Blackatone of Saratoga won the California Junior Chess championship, scoring 2- in the tournament played last weekend at the Herman Steiner Chess Club. Clay Langer suffered severe electrical burns on his hand Tuesday afternoon when he came close to an underground cable at the anhydrous amonla plant. Fourteen lettermen are among the 58 who checked out for football at Superior High School the past week, according to Coach Eldon Aeschliman. Five Years Ago Twenty-one towns were represented at the annual Country Club open golf tour- nament here Sunday, W. H. Upton, Superior, was winner of the championship flight. Christian Camus of Alencon, Normandy, France, visited a few days last week at the Alfred Christensen farm near Hardy. IAndel Wood of Superior was named grand champion of the 4- H Jewel] County at the Kansas State Fair at Hutchinson in September. Mrs. Gerald COx left from Lincoln last Wednesday by plane, via Chicago, for Rome, Italy, where she was met by her daughter, Mrs. Roger Masters, and family. They will all tour Europe and wig then all return to the states together. One Year Ago Galen Cooke, a member of the Superior Police Department for the past four months, has just completed a special 250-hour, six week course at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training -Center near Grand Island. Mr. and Mrs. Willard C. Saathoff of Hastings were both injured in a motorcycle-car accident Sunday afternoon in Hastings. Mrs. Saathoff is the former Paula Hansen of hews... season already the Legislature was considered a sort ofbecome governor, for example. There were others, too, but most state lawmakers would up their political careers in the notable exceptions. Robert Crosby, who arrived Legislature. young senator from North Platte, went on to That trend seems to be changing-and fast. Of the six candidates for the Democratic nomination for the Still, with Exon the early favorite, Democratic lieutenant governor candidates are nmnerous. "The woods are full of them." Carpenter says. As for himself, the Scottsbluff senator said he is most apt to seek another term in the Legislature. One main reason, as he tells it, is that he wants to follow U.S. Senate in 1972, three were state senators--Terry Carpenter N ithb (who won the nomination but couldn,t beat Sen. CarlT. Curtis), through on state acquisition of Hiram Scott College, adeftmct 8 0 r 8 Wayne Ziebarth of Wilcox and John DeCamp of Neligh.private institution whose facilities are to be turned over to the In 1970, Henry Pedersen of Omaha took a shot at lieutenant University of Nebraska if Board of Regents accepts them. governor and J. W. Burbach of Crofton made a run at governor. Carpenter said that isn t a major state issue, but it is vital to Neither survived the primary, the peo#e in his home area and to him. He said he would be The 1974 election season already is arousing senatorial much more strategically positioned to get the funding necessary interest, for operating NU programs out of Hiram Scott if he returns to Carpenter, the veteran from Scottsbluff, says he isn't rulinR his legislative desk. out a bid for lieutenant governor. Also considered possibilitie's Also making the lieutenant governor s post attractive in the are Frank Lewis of Bellevue and Gary Anderson of Axtell, both 1974 campaigns is a raise in, Lt. GOV. Ma~.~d~'e a~e rookies in the 1973 s.ession. $7,500 now, but his successor m m == ---, Ziebarth, who retwed from the unicameral to make his U.S. salary the governor gets. Senate effort, meanwhile, !s considered a sure bet to run for That change was made by the ,L t a.ture, with, h from Carpenter. BUt Carpen use he Congress in the 3rd Dmtrmt..He also has given some con- ' ter says ne mun t ieau me because he was interested in the money himself, cbUe tigb e' asSideratin'unlikely.he says, to lieutenant governor, but lists such a race thinks the lieutenant, gove.,rno, f c nalr_eatP to attorney It is interesting to notethat .An. derson, a former Olympic " r omer sta enou ..... . :itefl~ rtet~d'~my'at.: __nnn. vouto tak The salar~esm f state and treasurer-aiso, were rat., champion marksman, was eecteu in 1972 to fill the legislative general, secretary o ........ i. ..... tartlnO after the 1974 eme~mns. seat Ziebarth was vacating, beginnmg mm m= t=- .... . ............. idea of running as a replacement Anderson and Lewis are recent converts to the Democratic Mars is toymg wma . . anson instead of making a bid for for Treasurer Wayne R. Sw, Grassroots George Says: of Transportation is working on a sober-up If it works, they should give some to who've been on a spending binge all is going, by the time short hair is in style ~e able to afford a trim. Party. There are some who say those conversions in political faith were inspired by the possibility of serving as running mates to Gov. J. J. Exon, who is considered a cinch to seek a second term and a cinch to win if he does. Even Republicans, privately, are conceding that they don't have anyone in their candidates' stable who had a good chance of beating Exon. That doesn't mean the GOP is forfeiting the governorship, however, and among_the names w h!ch rk LP ,m in seeculation as poSSlDle cnanengers are mcnaru 0maha trucker, Lt. Gov. Frank Marsh of Lincoln, Public Service Commissioner Robert Marland of Lincoln and Sen. Richard D. Marvel of Hastings. the governor's office. The treasurer will draw $25,000 and Swanson, because of a two-term ceiling placed on the office by the Constitution, can't run to succeed himself. He is figured as a likely candidate for the Public Service Commission. Attorney General Clarence Meyer, Secretary of State Allen J. Beermann and Auditor Ray A. C. Johnson all are expected to ask the voters for new terms in 1974. Carpenter, a practicing Democrat these days, suggests they may have trouble because of the Exon landslide Carpenter predicts and because of Watergate's splashing on Republican candidates. --.....a..--.. the farmers for high food prices is like cussing It would rain.-and it did. training, they are literally forced to send their youngster to a church-operated school. But they are financially penalized for doing so. These rulings amount to a discriminatory policy against elementary and high school youngsters. The GI bill offered a federal grant directly to the veteran. He could use it to attend Notre Dame. Southern Methodist University or any school of his choice--whether it was church-related or not. Logic would in- dicate that if direct federal grants to veterans attending college are constitutional, a program offering some sort of aid to hard- pressed private and parochial school students should also be constitutional. BUt the courts say no. Those who dislike government sub- sidles of any kind find it difficult to support direct financial support. But there's certainly nothing wrong with offering parents a tax credit for part of the tuition they pay to private schools. This would eliminate the Constitutional problem, yet still offer a badly needed financial boost to church-sponsored and private schools. Superior. Both are hospitalized at the Mary tanning Hospital. The last segment of the Jewell County secondary read leading from Superior south to the Webber Cemetery will soon be graded and ready for asphalt surfacing. The Superior Public Schools have leased four brand new Ford school buses from Bill Morris Ford. They will be inaugurated on the bus routes when school resumes here Monday morning. The last carload of butter produced in Superior was shipped last Wednesday from the Mid-America Dairymen Plant to the 'dsey-Bennett Company oma City. The butter, in 58-pound cubes, was to the Mid- Am subsidiary to be printed and packed for resale. With the closing of the butter manufacturing, the plant's last butter maker, Roy Dahl, also retired. Taxpayers Ask I RS QUESTION: I heard that Medicare now covers kidney treatment and kidney trans. plants. Do I have to be getting monthly social security disability checks in order to qualify fer this Medicare coverage? ANSWER: No. If you've worked long enough under social security to be insured, you, your wife, and any dependent children who require dialysis or a kidney transplant are eligible for Medicare coverage. Eligibility begins the 3rd month after the month in which dialysis is begun. Question: H, after a tax audit, the IRS finds out that it owes me money, will it pay interest on the refund? Answer: Yes. If an IRS audit examination results in a refund, you will ordinarily receive interest at the rate of six per- cent a year on the amount of the refund. SUPERIOR BEULAH Reformed Presbyterian Church 5th snd Bloom Rev. R.W. Caskey, Paster The Leed's Day Church School ..... I0:00 a.m. Morning Worship..11:00 a.m. Evening Worship...7:30 p.m. WedMeday Prayer Meeting.. 7",30 p.m. Church of The Nazarene 740 East 7th Rev. Ted Dodd Sunday Sunday School .... 10:00 a.m. Morning Service.. ll:00a.m. NYPS ............. 8:00p.m. Evening Service... 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Prayer Service ..... 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Church 448 Kansas Street Superior. Nebraska Rev. Max O. McCamley Sunday Service Church School ..... 9:15 a.m. Worship .......... I0:30 a.m. Nursery Provided Catholic Church Services Father John Pracher Rectory Phone: 879-3735 St. Joseph's Church Superior Mass Schedule Saturday ......... 8:00p.m. Sunday .......... 8:OO a.m. ICentennial Lutherar Church (Missouri Synod) Ninth and Dakota Street= Dale D, Doerr, Pastor Sunday School ..... 9:15 a.m Bible Classes ...... 9:15 a.m. Services s:00 and 10:20 a.m.