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Superior Express Established in 1900 Bill Blauvelt,. Managing Editor ' PRIZE \\; I WINNING ' I00EW.00P"PER I 1972 / Published Weekly by Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third St. Superior, Nebraska 68978 Thursday, November 9, 1972 Second Class Postage Paid" At Superior )tion rates $5.00 per year payable in Nebraska and Kansas, per year elsewhere. !rved for Posterity just last week we came across ue such as you never see This one was in a home in ,county. Where it will be ten from now, nobody knows. item has belonged to the family but none of the youhger seem interested in having it their homes so don't want to it from their parents. What will to it? Probably it will be sold. !there were a Cuming County the family would not hesitate the item. In the first place know where it would wind time. In the second place they like to have it kept in the county of the early days in this doesn't Cuming county have a Why isn't someone pushing that it will take the later e county gets the former. The is, time marches on and each that goes by a few more museum that could have been kept here to some other places. feel there already are too organizations in the county. We there is room for one morea hsitorical society devoted the artifacts, antiques of another day. does not matter to us where a museum is located, Bancroft, Wisner, West Point, Aloys, y or outside these ,Ran areas. We stand ready to a historical society, especially of its aims is to get a museum sometime. might be a good day to take Every day that goes by means items ideal for our own musuem headed for someone else's. (From the West Point Republican.) The Pedicar or not it turns out to be or successful, the pedicar-- led to be introduced to soon by a Connecticut stirring interest. car is supposed to sell" for over $500 and will travel at up to fifteen miles an hour. It no exhaust fumes and will be to operate, because it's driven which the driver works with or two feet. secret of the new car is its easy pedaling, its three and easy rolling characteristics. be safer than bikes and as d. It will provide good for drivers, who have room to carry a baby or groceries, this version of the ageless of a motorless car succeeds or one hopes such a vehicle will soon available--because of today's congestion and other and because it will en- more to exercise regularly. People Defeated decision to shelve enact- of any welfare reform this year is to many Americans and an of Washington failing to effectively. three years now various House committees have debated revision bills, including the a variety of reasons, none of the was acceptable to enough of the and House, or the President. result--the present system in effect at least until 1977-- to all who had hoped effective reform. Human Repair Dr. Russel Lawson, of the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland, has successfully removed the kidneys of two pateints, repaired and replaced them in the patients' bodies suc- cessfully. Dr. Lawson told the American College of Surgeons recently, in reporting on the successful repair- operations, that other organs of the body could be similarly repaired and reimplanted--such as the heart and liver, for examples. Reimplanting patients' own repaired organs avoids the problem of the body's rejection of alien organs, a problem which so often has plagued heart-transplant operations. The new technique offers new hope to millions, though not an immediate hope, and if practice and further ex- periment prove Dr. Lawson correct, this technique would seem preferable, when possible, to the transplanting of alien organs. Mugging and Jail Scotland Yard of London reported in October that tough jail sentences handed out by judges at Old Bailey recently have produced a sudden and drastic drop in muggings. In two areas where gangs had been terrorizing entire neighborhoods, Brixton and Kennington, mugging was brought to a standstill. Scotland Yard Commander George Woolard says the stiff sentences prove a major crime deterrent. Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Sugrue concurred. The English experience is not necessarily conclusive evidence but it is, at the least, a strong indication that tough sentences and firm enforcement of the law, plus prompt court action (so often lacking in America) will also lower the U.S. crime rate, which is far higher than that in England. Unity Needed Now that the 1972 elections are over, all Americans, whatever their political party or belief, should put their country's interest first and contribute responsibly to a better, more unified nation. Those disillusioned have the con- solation that another free election will soon be held. Those elected to Congress and to other high offices must please their constituents or face defeat in two, // / ,/ / II/11 r / Ilfl Not easy to vote From The Files . ... all parts of town during the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Young were guests of honor at an open house at the home of their son, Dale Young, and wife on Sun- day, Nov. 4. They were married 50 years ago that day at Belleville, Kan. Bobby Eugene Miller, 8, of Hebron was shot fatally Sunday while he and his two com- panions were examining a .22 calibre rifle. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Miller. Five Years Ago When dog shoots man, that's news. It happened in Nuckolis County last Saturday. Robert C. Smith, 28, of Nelson was wounded in the right foot by a shotgun blast. He had laid his gun on the ground and the dog, in excitement, stepped on the gun and in some way pulled the trigger. Governor Norbert Tiemann Forty Years Ago Nuckolls county voted for Roosevelt over President Hoover two to one last week. Every other democratic can- didate was swept into office. Lincoln Park has been made a memorial to old soldiers with the planting of 200 elms along the aistic new drives laid out by th park board. The school board has ruled that all school buildings be locked by 9:45 p.m., with all rehearsals, practice games, etc., discontinued at 9:30, in order to conserve light, fuel and student energy. The Superior Drama League is making its first public ap- pearance Wednesday evening when it presents three-one-act plays at the Lyric theatre, along with the regular movie feature. One hundred and fifty four, or six years. __ Meanwhile, the nation badly needs children in the city grade schools were found to be from unity, among all its citizens, not agreement on the issues and how to solve them but unity behind the proposition that whatever the nation's faults, and its leaders' faults, we are citizens of a great country, with a remarkable system of government, and opportunity for all--with a large measure of freedom for the individual. In other words, Americans now can and should reflect on the blessings and benefits of this country--on citizen- ship, for example. We have much to be thankful for. How The Vikings Did It In recent decades respected historians have established beyond much doubt that the Vikings or Norse- men settled or visited Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and New England. The mystery for modern sailors has long been how the Scandinavians of that age, around 1,000 or 1,100, reached these distant points in their relatively small sailing vesse.s. Now comes an explanation from Dr. Svend Larsen of Denmark. At the time of the explorations, he says, the winds were different from what they are today. Until about 1050, Larsen reports, the climate of North America and northern Europe was anticyclonic, producing a steady northeast wind. Records show the Norsemen called the wind landnordr, and they also show practically all their harbors were then on the west or southwest coasts, which no competent seaman would ever have picked if the prevailing wind had been from the west as it is today. These harbors were abandoned in the 11th century, history tells us. In the llth century the winds changed, perhaps because of changes in the northern ice cap. Thereafter the Greenland settlement, which had prospered, slowly died--and voyages there, from Norway, became dangerous and difficult. For this reason, northern America's first European visitors did not later return and four hundred years elapsed before the western hemisphere was rediscovered and settled. spoke to 150 businessmen Tuesday noon at Hotel Leslie. The Beulah Reformed Presbyterian Church, 15 miles northwest of Superior, was discontinued in 1960. The parsonage was sold and torn down and the church moved to Superior where it serves as a residence property. A number of former members and friends were present Sunday for the dedication of a marker erected on the site of the church. One Year Ago Longford Mills, Inc., operators of alfalfa dehydrating plants at Superior and Morganville, Kan., has an- nounced an extensive remodeling program for the Superior plant. Work will begin at once removing old equipment and installing scribbing and negative air transfer systems to control the particle emissions from the plant. The Farmers State Bank announced this week that Sam Baird has been appointed as vice-president and has joined the hank staff. A Superior resident, Robert Noren, will head the Nuckolls county finance group qf the Citizens for Curtis Committee, according to an announcement by Senator Curtis' office this week. National Headquarters of the American Youth Symphony and Chorus announces that Dean Maxwell and Gerald Bacon of Scottsbluff have been selected to direct the American Youth one to 18 pounds underweight last week, 35 of them seriously so. Additional food is to be served to these children during the morning and afternoon periods. Twenty-five Years Ago The Z0-year-old city of Superior fire truck broke down completely at a fire last week, and will be replaced by a new modern model, which will cost about $10,000. The fire fighting equipment has been mounted on another city truck in the in- terim. Petitions are being circulated for the organization of an irrigation district to serve more than 25,000 acres of valley land. Oswin Keifer is leader of the local group of sponsors. A splendid improvement over on main street is the elaborate new marquee and electric sign in front of the Lyric theatre. Grading and bridge con- struction are being done on the Hardy-Ruskin road which connects highways north and south 3. This is a nine-mile stretch and the work has begun on the south end. Fifteen Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hanson, long time residents of the Ruskin vicinity, celebrated their golden wedding an- niversary at an open house at their home Sunday, Nov. 3. In a letter to Mrs. C. O. Groves of Superior, Mrs. L. W. Tremain, the former Betty Phelps of Superior, told of her family's preparations to fly to Kermanshah, Iran, this month, where they will make their home for two years. Mr. Tremain has an assignment there with the International Cooperation Administration. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Day observed their silver wedding anniversary at a family cooperative dinner and open house from two until four o'clock Sunday, at their home south of Hardy. Arnold Potthast, 34-year-old Deshler trucker, was instantly killed Monday when his heavily loaded semi-trailer crashed into the side of a moving Union Pacific freight train three miles west of Carleton, on State High- way 5. Ten Years Ago A fire that started in Superior on Tuesday of last week is still smoldering and will cause a total of about $15,000. The aroma of burning alfalfa pellets has also been very noticeable in The Christian Science Monitor Symphonic.Band and Chorus in the initial Goodwill concert tour to the European-Mediterranean area next summer. Editor: That was a fine letter by Oran King, Oct. 26, on bicycle safety. I do hope a lot of parents read the letter and instruct their offspring to read and heed. We here have a similiar problem but on a much larger scale. I am sending along a clipping that tells what action is being taken here to cope (combat, might be a more suitable term) with the situation, ltm, ayer may not be the proper but if it saves just one life it will be well worth the struggle. This action was taken Oct. 30 so now we wait and see. C. W. Myers Redondo Beach, Ca. Blaming schools, PTAs and police for the "world's worst bicyclists, "Redondo Beach councilmen Monday night or- dered police to crack down on violations of bike safety laws. "We-re going to be accused of persecuting kids. David Hayward said. "But that's fine. They may be persecuted, but they'll also be alive." Police, however, don't relish the role of persecutor: "I resent police being sent into the breach," Chief Louis Sunyich complained after the meeting. "This is as much an education problem as an en- forcement problem." Police also drew additional dog law enforcement duties during the meeting. Hayward "demanded" action from the Redondo Beach City School District as well as the city's police force. "And I don't mean appointment of a PTA safety officer." he said. Twice in the past week cars have hit bicycle-riding youths in Hayward's City Council District No. 4 (northerly Redondo Beach). In both instances, Havward says a youngster "ignored a stop sign and zipped out into traffic." Both Hayward and Edward Greene hinted that parents may be blaming the city. "Everytime there's an ac- cident, we have to put up another unneeded stop sign," said Hayward. "Or a stop light," said "1 understand you're with the Postal Service!" Tax-Financed Politics Can Wreck the 2-Party System By Jerry Martin During this presidential year, we've heard a lot of campaign talk about campaign financing and the short comings of the present system in America. No one can deny that it is expensive to run for major public office. Many otherwise capable candidates find the financial barriers difficult to overcome, especially those with presidential aspirations. But financing political campaigns with public funds--the cure Congress has prescribed--is worse than the disease. Raiding the public treasury to pay for presidential campaigns will cost millions and millions of tax dollars that should be used for more worthy government programs. There may be an even more destructive price tag, too. This little noticed venture into publicly-financed politics could guarantee an era of splinter politics in America. It could per- manently wreck the strong two-party system that has given this country the most stable political structure in the world. The mechanism for this is the "campaign checkoff" plan of financing presidential campaigns, a scheme tacked on as a rider to the Revenue Act of 1971. The campaign checkoff plan goes into effect Jan. 1, 1973. Next year, every taxpayer will have the option of checking a box on his federal income tax return declaring that he wants $1 of his taxes ($2 for joint returns) to go to the political party of his choice. The checkoff plan would accumulate money for the next four years and in 1976, this money would be distributed to each major party, 15 cents for each of its potential voters with smaller amounts allocated to any other party polling 5 percent or more of the total presidential vote. A lot of money is involved, possibly as much as $20 million annually for the Democratic and Republican parties and $4 to $6 million for any other party that could attract as many votes in future years as George Wallace received in 1968. The first objection to this scheme is the great potential for fraud, something a number of Congressmen mentioned during the inadequate debate on this plan last year. What guarantee is there that the box checked by the taxpayer would not be altered during processing, shifting the individual's $1 contribution not to the party of his choice, but to the party he opposes? Furthermore, the campaign checkoff threatens the secrecy of the ballot. Along with his $1 contribution, the voter would be advising government which political philosophy he favors. This could create many problems. Would a government employee, for examvle, feel free to donate to the party he really favors or would he feel compelled to "check" the box of the party than in power? Would union members dare donate to a party other than the one favored by their union's leadership? But there is another great threat in this. In the past, third party movements have been only occasional upheavals on the American political scene. If the campaign checkoff remains in force, it would assure the growth of splinter parties. After all, when a public fund is available to tap for campaign financing, you can be sure there'll be more and more political parties standing in line for their share. Instead of a fusion of volitical support behind two broadly-based 9ational political parties, publicly4inanced campaigns will alraost assure the growth of third, fourth and perhaps even fifth party movements. This would make it difficult, if not impossible, for any party to govern effectively without forming the kind of shaky political coalitions that cause so much political instability in l'ance, Italy and other nations which don't have a strong two-party tradition. Still, the overriding objection is really a matter of principle. As the law is written, the first $1 in taxes a person owedcould he designated as a political contribution. If a person does owe only $1, after taking all his deductions and considering his in- come bracket, that $1 should help pay his proportional share of the cost of defense, health programs and all the other govern- ment activities. However small the amount, that $1 in taxes, makes the in- dividual a participating supporter of America's government. It should not be diverted to a political slush fund. The campalgn'-off scheme is a bad law, It should be repealed before it destroys any hope of political stability in America. Greene. "We're defenseless told fellow councilmen, "just go when the PTA comes in and out in the vicinity of Washington insists that if a child is killed the School and watch them. blood will be on our hands." "If you don't believe we have "They don't just break the the worst bicyclists," Hayward law, they flout it." SUPERIOR BEULAH Reformed Presbyterian Church 5th and Bloom Rev. R. W. Caskey, Pastor The Lord's Day Church School .......... 10 a.m. Morning Worship .... 11 a.m, Evening Worship, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Catholic Church Services .Rectory Phone: 879-3735 Sacred Heart Church Nelson Sunday Mass ........ 8:30 a.m. St. Joseph's Church Superior Mass Schedule Saturday ............ 7:00 p.m. Sunday ................ 10:00 a.m. Week Day ............ 7:80 am. Church of The Nazarene 740 East 7th Rev. Ted Dodd Sunday Sunday School ...... 9:45 a.m. Morning Service, 10:45 a.m. NYPS .................. 6:00 p.m. Evenipg Service, 7:00 p.m. Wednes'ay Midweek Prayer Service .... 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Church 448 Kansas Street Superior. Nebraska Rev. Max O. McCamle Sunday Service Church School ...... 9:15 a.m. V"orship ..... , ...... 10:30 a.m. Nursery Provided First Baptist Church Albert J. Kleinsasser Pastor 6th and Commercial Sunday Serwces Sunday $cnoo| : 30 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Junior High 5: 00 p.m. Senior High 6:30p.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 I Meets at 530 E. 4th St. | Kenneth Peterson, Paqtor [ Sunday | Worship ................ 10:10 a.m. I Sunday School .... :9:30 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 , ,,,,, Centennial Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) Ninth and Dakota Streets Dam D. Doerr, Pastor Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. Bible classes, 9:15 a.m. 'Service, 10:30 a.rr,