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6A THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, October II, 1973 '- e News and Views Elementary School By Charles Densou Four teachers and the elementary principal from Superior attended an educational workshop at Educational Service Unit 9 on Oct. 8. The featured speaker and demonstrator at the workshop was Charlotte Baker, an outstanding elementary school educator from Illinois. Her presentation centered around a topic which is the concern of parents and educators throughout the United States: "How to Teach All Children." Demonstrating teaching techniques with children she bad never seen before, Mrs. Baker very carefully felt through several instructional methods until she found that method which fitted each child's level of achievement. In plain words, she felt educators must adjust the task to the child so that the child can achieve mastery and success with the task. Many schools, she in- dicated, give "lip-service" to this type of teaching, but in reality were still expecting the same things of all pupils whether they can really per- form the tasks or not. In such cases, the child's whole school experience is a confused and cloudy endeavor that simply snowballs with each succeeding year. According to Mrs. Baker and most educators who are truly concerned for children, and their educational well- being, children must achieve mastery of skills before moving on, if instruction is to be of value. Quality and enlightened personnel, varied materials, and individual and small group instruction, she indicated, are key factors necessary in educating all children. In her opinion, children should always be included in a group and should never be completely isolated. In ad- dition, she proposed a clear explanation to beth children and parents that everyone has something which they do better than most others, and some things which they do not do as well. With this in mind, then, different children must be taught differently because they are different from each other in terms of needs and ability to perform. Mrs. Baker's comments appear to echo the concerns of all of us, including the authors of LB 403, and we in Superior feel that we have responded and must continue to do so if we are to truly teach our youth for future life. We believe also that this cannot be done by adding one failure to another. There are enough failures in life in store for children without the school adding to them. We will make every attempt to carefully gear the skills and tasks of school to the individual child and demand mastery of these before allowing children to move to more difficult, and in some cases impossible, tasks. At least we hope to allow each child the opportunities to succeed at whatever level of achievement he can. @ Benjamin B. Disney of Guide Rock received the U.S. Air Force's "Honorary Recruiter Certificate" Friday in ceremonies conducted at The Superior Express Office. T-Sgt. Lawrence A. Murphy, one of the Air Force recruiters in Grand Island, made the presentation on behalf of Col. Robert A. Tinney, commander of the 3507th U.S. Air Force recruiting group at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo. The 3507th Group recruits in a 12-state area. Mr. Disney received the award because of his un- solicited support of the recruiting service. Since his retirement from the Air Force about a year ago, he has con- tinually encouraged young people to check into the op- portunities for education, LIONS HONORED. District Governor Joe Wright of Lincoln was here last Monday for a special meeting of the Superior Lions Club. New members of the club initiated included (front row from left) N~ynard Crispin, N~x Darling, Larry Striggow, and Richard Kistler. Dan Lucas was unable to be present. Those in the back row include (from left) Gov. Wright, Jerry Cox, H.W. Lambrecht and Charles Ulsh (right) sponsors of the new members. Pleasant Woerner (second from right) received his 10- year attendance pin. --Express Photo THE MAIN EAST-WEST county road across Northern Jewell County was closed just east of the Webber Cemetery from Friday evening until late Monday as Santa Fe crews assisted by a railroad salvage company cleaned up the wreckage of 10 derailed cars and rebuilt the track. Observers report the damage to the railroad cars was those derailed on the Missouri Pacific line near earlier. The derailment happened near the center of as it was proceeding through~a cut south of Webber. --Express D dedicates The Nebraska Public Power District dedicated it's new Hebron peaking unit just north of Hebron on Highway 81, Monday. There was an open house and guided tour for students of the area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and an open house for the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. An 'invitation only' smorgasbord was held in Hebron at 6 p.m. Harvey Hyde, NPPD's York district manager was master of ceremonies. D. W. Hill. NPPD general manager, welcomed the group and spoke briefly about NPPD. Larry Kuncl, engineering manager explained why the peak generating units are needed and why one is located in this area, NPPD engineering supervisor, Bill Fish, is in charge of engineering for construction. He explained the technical operation of the unit. Following the short program at the cafe NPPD represen- tatives and area and com- mumRy leKkm's bom'ded bmes for a tour of the site. The peaking unit's primary purpose is to support the present emergencies such as storm induced power outage. These diesel fired electric generating units can provide up to 50 megawatts of power for an area mat will vary in size ac- cording to the demands for power. Duri~.g peak periods the~unit can be used. The unit may be used to supply power to Superior during peak periods or if power is not available from the normal sources. Designed for short- time operation, it uses 4-5,000 gallons of diesel fuel per hour. Plans call for the storage of one and one-half million gallons of fuel on the site. The fuel is currently being supplied by the Champlin Petroleum Company. The 50 megawatts produced at the plant is enough to serve 15 towns with loads similar to that of Hebron. NPPD decided to erect these units and strategically place them at Hallam, Hebron and McCook to best serve the travel, etc., while a member of the nation's aerospace team. I II I Bill Wester is NU team member Nebraska is hosting the an- nual regional intercollegiate soil judging contest Oct. 12 and 13 at North Platte. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agronomy Club will be spon- soring the event. Contestants come from North Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Fort Hays State College in Kansas, and Nebraska. They will be judged on their descriptions and evaluations of soil profiles. NU team members include: Dennis Cihacek of Morse Bluff, Layne Mann of Wayne, Larry Sabata of Ulysses, Don Schlichtemeier oi Murray, Dean Stevens of Preston, and Bill Wester of Superior. Judges will be members of state, regional and local branches of the Soil Con- servation Service. They in- clude: Andy Aandah], Bill McKenzie, Jim Culver, and Ross Greenawalt. Dr. David T. Lewis, an assistant professor of agronomy at NU will be the coach for the seventh year. I IIII i .................... i I ~ I The Nuckolls County Welfare Office in Nelson will be closed October 17 thru October 19, 1973. However, food stamps will be sold in Superior at the Security National Community Room on Wednesday, October 17 from 9:30 until 2:00. i I IIIII I IIIII I IIIIIIII I Tuesday to leave for their home in Hillsdale, Wise. They were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Webber at Adams. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph' Meyer spent the weekend of Sept. 29 and 30 with Mr. and Mrs. Lendall Meyer of Lincoln and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Baker and Jason. They all attended the Ak- Sar-Ben rodeo at Omaha Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Grtunmert visited Mr. and Mrs. James Keith Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mueller visited Mrs. Mary Mueller Sunday afternoon. electrical load centers of the state-wide grid system. The three peaking units, which cost $11,214,600, will be controlled remotely from Hastings. Under normal con- ditions they may be brought into production in about 10 minutes but in emergencies they can be started in three minutes. Fairview By Neighborhood Club Ronnie and Lu Ann Meyer , isited in Phoenix, Ariz., with Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Press and sons. They also visited Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Tnorr and Edwin Meyer at Goodland, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mueller were lunch guests of Ruth Rath- bun Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mumma visited Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mickkelsen of Edgar and their guests, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Mikkelsen and family of Columbia, Mo. Mrs. Gene Kincannon, Kathy and Kerry of Bassett, Neb., spent Saturday and Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Fern Rouse. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Williams and sons were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Bailey. Mr. and Mrs. Cal Schroeder of Arlington, Kan., called at the Charles Horns home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schier- meyer took Mrs. Marvin An- derson and daughters to Omaha Rev. and Mrs. Brian Houston of Sutton were Friday dinner guests of Rev. and Mrs. Richard Ludden and family. Rev. Houston was a guest speaker here in July. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Althouse of Albuquerque, N.M., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mamma. Mrs. Everett Meyer attended the Central District A.L.C.W. convention in Camp Winderere at Rocke, Mo., Tuesday through Thursday. Rev. and Mrs. Richard Ludden and family visited Sunday with Mrs. Edith Gill of Mr. and Mrs. George Cowsky visited Saturday evening with Mr. and Mrs. James Keith. Mrs. Ed Mueller visited Saturday evening with Mrs. Herman Schiermeyer and Lois. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schiermeyer and sons visited Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Williams and Sons. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schufeldt spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holms. Mr. and Mrs. Eldrick Grummert attended installation services for Pastor Lon DuBois at St. Paul Lutheran church in Hardy Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Meyer attended open house for Mrs. Nettle Meyer on her birthday at the Floyd Meyer home Sunday afternoon. Mrs. James Keith called on Mrs. Fern Rouse Monday af- ternoon. Junior Rust of Springfield, Mo., called at the Charles Homs home. Mr. and Mrs. Fredo Bergman took Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Meyer out for supper Sunday to honor Mr. Meyer on his birthday. Yes! Even you.., all of us. Together we can help conserve natural gas... save money.., and still maintain the comfort and convenience of our normal living patterns. It's easy. A little of your time.., a few ordinary household tools ... a bit of weather stripping and insulation ma- terial.., and you can tighten up the air leaks in your house. Replacing cracked or broken windows can keep out cold air. Storm windows or plastic window material will help, too.. Just a few of many things you can do to help conserve energy and save money! Call or write our office for more information, Tur up jour kouse For winl'er---now. COMPA~ Question: My son is paying" taxable? Secomily, if the trip i's his own college tuitiou this year. taxable, can I deduct the ex- Will this have any effect on penses I incur as the leader of whether or not I can claim him the tourist group? as a dependent? Answer: Yes. Tuition payments are counted in determining total support. If you and your son furnish his total support for the year, and your son spent more on support items, suck as food, clothing, shelter, education, etc., than you spent for his support, you will not be able to claim him as a dependent. Question: In return for orgunizaing a group of tourists for a European trip, a travel agency is giving me a free tour with the~oup- First, is th~Jgdtn_ Answer: The free tour is taxable. Thus, it must be in- cluded in your income at the tour's fair market value. Secondly, your expenses are not deductible, even if you are serving as the leader of the tourist group without pay and at the group's request. Question: I just found out that the fee 1 paid an employment agency last year to get a job is deductible. Is it too late for me to amend my 1972 return so that 1 can claim this deduction? Answer: No. Just prepare an amended income tax return. Form I040X, obtained at any this form, you pute the changed from return and send it, any necessary formation to the in your Form structions. Question: Is to reduce the withheld from my Answer: Yes. filing a new W-4 employer, exemptions to entitled. In also ( withholding details, see your th selection ,hristmas largest ,f m won't you come in nd "The Leading Newspaper of South Central Nebraska" i= ome 871 3201 Superior, N