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The 00uperior NEBRASKA PBE6S ASSOCIATION XF00R Established in 1900 Bill Blauvelt, Managing Editor Published Weekly by Superior Publishing Company, Inc. 148 East Third St. Superior, Nebraska 68978 Subscription rates $5.00 per year payable In advanCe in Nebraska and Kanses, $5.00 per year elsewhere. Thursday, December 28, 1972 SS The Energy Shortage are for the first time on a large scale what Europeans have routinely faced. energy crisis. years ago we were told by petroleum companies that the r would face an energy shortage serious proportions, unless the allowance was restored, hikes permitted and expansion of importation. That day has arrived. Supposedly two actions are to blame. prices for the oil and attempts by environmentalists to block the of oil from Alaska and the use sulfur fuels. Much of the oil and supplies available for use today be used because of their sulfur Today factories are shut down and homes are about out of fuel l what has been a record cold winter. there is a long-term moderation the weather, the fuel shortage will worse this winter. Superior fortunately is close enough to the oil and gas fields that, other than having to pay for some higher priced fuels, industry can continue operating and our homes will stay warm. Nationwide the problem may not be quite as serious as the signs indicate. The entire energy business is con- trolled by a few companies. The oil interests in the past few years have been buying up all energy sources-- uranium, natural gas, shale oil deposits, and coal. This action has elminiated competition and will permit the companies to soak consumers. The few small companies left are not large enough to make a truly com- petitive market if they wanted to and they don't. There is a shortage of energy products available this year and will be again next year but is it because the products can't be produced or is it because the companies are not willing to produce them at today's market prices? The The Superior High School staff be commended for the excellent wrestling tournament they at the high school last week. High school wrestlers from 13 high in the tournament drew some of the best wrestlers a large area of Kansas and Some came from such a that they drove in the night and stayed in Superior. It was a long full day of activity with on three mats. It was also a day. Many of the wrestlers and club members could be observed, the conclusion, sitting in the in a halfsleep. The of coordinating a of such size are legion. must be invited, officials and )itol News ..... Wrestling Tournament ticket takers scheduled, publicity secured, mats borrowed from other schools and transportation for the mats arranged to name only a few. Hopefully the students appreciated the work and time given for the tournament. Action by some was very discouraging though. Next year we hope there won't be any fire ex- tinqulshers taken, the police won't have to confiscate any beer and some won't have to go home without their coats because they were stolen. Scheduling such a tournament in Superior is good for the town. Perhaps some day one or more of those students will decide to live here or come back and trade because of the favorable impression they received during the wrestling tournament. " Copy boy t,, e i From The Files..... Forty Years Ago W. J. Day, secretary of the Taxpayer's League organization, reports that the group is prepared to lobby for tax reductions, having passed resolutions favoring a S0 per- cent cut in auto license fees, reduction in salaries of public officials and cut in high school tuition paid by the counties. H. A. Brubaker and Jack Berg have formed a law part- nership and will open a new office in Superior in the Kesterson building. A new well is being con- structed at the Farmers Union Creamery, from which they expect to get their water supply. H. E. Register is doing the masonry and creamery em- ployees are doing the digging. The first grade pupils of the Superior schools received gifts from the Lady Vestey, as has been her habit for a number of years. The girls received ber, celets made in the French Sudan of Africa and the boys each received a book from Selfridge's department store in London. Twenty-five Years Agu A fire at the Portwcod store in Nelson early Sunday caused an estimated $20,000 to $25,000 damages. uff Man Named New Adjutant General Last week, Gov. J. James F_,xon answered a question National Guardsmen had been asking for many n will succeed Maior General Lyle A. Welch as the state's general? will be Lt. Col. Francis L. Winner of Scottahluff, the stnnnlltor] Exon said he had teen impressed wits the 46-year-old West in 1971 durin the guard's camp. The governor said he chose Winner from a list of what Exon officers from guard units around state. "It was a particularly difficult task," he said. Winner is an attorney in Scottsbluff. He also commands a artillery unit based there. He entered the infantry in War II as a private and was discharged as a staff after service in Europe. After his graduation from Point in 1951, he served as a tank and cavalry officer in Winner earned a law degree from Creighton University in in 1958. "...So there I was - all alone in Mr. Wilson's yard, surrounded by thirty-five vicious dogs, when .... " Grassroot. Georqe Says: There's one gooa tnlng about go;ng to the moon in CPacecraft. You never have any trouble finding a parking place. Among others who were known to be in the running for the adjutant general's post were Brig. Gens. Donald Penterman and John R. Stephenson, beth of whom have been serving on Welch's staff in Lincoln. Penterman has been deputy adjutant general and Stephenson has been administrative assistant for the Army guard as well as commander rA Nebraska's infantry brigade. Welch has held the sr.ate's top military post since x9. tie will turn the office over to Winner Jan. 27. That's Welch's 64th birth- day anniversary--and the day he loses federal recognition of his brigadier general's status. Welch sa/d he doesn't plan to retire, even though he will be leaving his adjutant general's post. Exact plans, he said last week, still are undertermined, but probably would involve work for either the state or federal government. Exon, as commander in chief of the state's m/litary units, will promote Winner from lieutenant colonel to brigadier general in the guard, but his regular army commission won't change until later. It is expected, however, that he will become a general officer eventually. Answer Due Exon administration officials promised to provide the answer to another question sometime this week. Since mid-September, they have been studying the bids four companies submitted for a statewide telecommunications network to provide state government-and local governments which want to join-with telephone, teleprinter, television and data circuits. State General Services Director Del Maier had expected to have the analysis of the four bids completed by Dec. 20, but he said last week he wouldn't be able to meet that deadline after all. The administration recommendation, he said, would be completed before New Year's Day and would be turned over to a legislative committee which has been studying the telecom- munications developments. The committee has been critical of the specifications the administration prepared for the network, calling them "grandiose." Bids have been received on the syytem-whtch the state is to lease, if any of the bids are accepted-from Westinghouse, Northwestern Bell, Nebraska Consolidated Communications Corp. and Motorola. Legislature To 8tart The 1973 Legislature opens its 90-day run next Tuesday noon. That first day will be a busy one. The noon starting time is dictated by the Constitution, leaving the state senators the af- ternoon to choose a speaker and other officers for the session and to adopt the rules for its Qperation. The speaker's race apprmflm will be between legislators from Omaha and Lincoln. Omahalbnator Richard F. Proud had been the favorite and still holds an edge, going into the fmal campaigning. But Senator Harold Simpson of Lincoln has been gaining strength in the pre-session maneuvering and is expected to give Proud a stiff challenge outing the secret ballot voting Tuesday. Unless the senators change their minds next week, the chairmen of the standing committees will be chosen for the first time on the floor by secret ballot. That rule was put into the books tentatively early this month during the Legislative Council meeting. It needs to be ratified Tuesday. Previously, the Committee on Committees chose the standing committee chairmen as well as made committee assignments for each of the lawmakers. The secret balloting will add spice to the selections because no one will know for sure whether individual senators Kept me promises they bad made during the campaigning. The voyage of Columbus cost about $7,000. A lot of people said it was a waste of money. Even if opportunity knocks more fhan once, you stili have to get out of your chair to answer the door. UN Ambassador George Bush is going to become Republican Notional Chairman. That's jumping from the fire into the frying In for an ambitious politician. Mrs. Virgie Bake" was winner of first prize in a home Christmas lighting contest, sponsored by the Kiwanis club, with second place going to Wendell Beal. Dick Elliott and Margaret Tordrup were named king and queen of Superior High School at a recent vote. A sum of $55,700 in gas rebates to Superior users was received in the mails last week, a welcome pre-Christmas surprise. Dorothy Seever has leased the Hotel Dudley Coffee shop and will open for business Jan. 1. Fifteen Years Ago The live nativity scene, prepared by members of the Church of The Nazarene, has been attracting considerable attention the past week. Donald Morgan will go to Holdrege soon to begin duties as manager of the produce department of the new Safeway Store opening there soon. Mr. Morgan has been an employee of the Sefeway company for the past seven years, five of them in Superior. Mr. and Mrs. C. Ray Graham were elected as worthy patron and worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star Friday evening. Patricia Bowen, Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bowen, was chosen to represent Nuckolls County at the State Cherry Pie contest at the Agricultural College, Lincoln, Jan. 4. Ray J. Lowery of Oak paid his ,rang fee the re'st of the week and has filed for the office of state senator from the 32rid district. The place was made vacant by the death of Dr. William McHenry of Nelson. Ten Years Ago A big semi-trailer truck, loaded with hogs, overturned along the highway, 10 miles east of Washington, Kan., last Wednesday night and killed 32 hogs. The truck owner is Wray Wehrman of Superior and the driver was Glenn Hess, also of Superior. He was not injured. First aegree murder clmrges have been filed at Mankato against Wilbur Edgar Allan, in the slaying last August of John Maxwell of Superior. He is being held in the county jail at Beloit. A former Nuckolls County resident celebrated her 100th birthday at Minden Dec. 21. She is Mrs. Stena Hansen, an aunt of Mrs. P. C. Molgard of Hardy. Ray Norris, Mike Andersen and Bryce Jacobsen were winners of the top honors in the rifle competition of the Superior Rifle Club on Tuesday evening of last week. Five Years Ago Duane Streit, 18, of Guide Rock is in a Hastings hospital in serious condition as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident north of Lebanon, Kan., last Friday. Gary Crook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Crook of Superior, has joined the staff of KHTL- TV, utmnnel 4, Superior, as an announcer. A well-known Nuckolls County law enforcement officer has gone on the retired list after long service to Nuckolls County and the City of Superior. He is W. L. (Dutch) Wilcox. He served 14 years as sheriff of Nuckolls County and has been on the Superior police force for the past seven years. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Moore and their four children will move to Exeter about Jan. 13, where Mr. Moore is to be local superintendent for  the Con- sumers Public Power District. r One Year Ago Just more than one year has passed since Nancy Wyatt, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merwyn Wyatt, returned home from the University Hospital in Omaha and nearly 13 montlm have elasped since doctors performed the kidney tran- splant surgery on Dec. 4. Nancy continues to make a splendid recovery and has been per- mitted to reJme the normal active life of an 11-year old girl. Bob Oldlmm, who has been in charge of layout and sports for the Express, will leave at the end of this week to accept a position with Vaughan's Printers in Hastings. He has been an Express employee for nearly 15 years. A long-time Superior clothing store owner, Fred Troudt, has sold his bnsiness. The new owner, Tom Beckler, will take over the operation of the store Jan. 1. Troudt began working for the Montgomery Clothing Company in 1924 and purchased the store in 1934. With the retirement of Her- bert Atkins from the Express this week, the paper is losing a loyal employee, who for muy years, has had an importer role in keeping the Express in the top ranks among the leading weekly newspapers of Nebraska. Midyear graduates from this area from the University of Nebraska are Mrs. Robert Braun, Jerry Arden Stuck, Vicki Lee Upton, Lyle Alan Rot and Mrs. Jerry Williams. The city light department crew was called Christmas Eve to help clear Highway 14 and replace a light department brace pole following a one- vehicle accident at Tenth and Idaho. A 1972 pickup, driven by Kirk Grove, went out of control and broke off a school crossing flasher post and the brace pole. The highway was closed and traffic routed following the accident. 00oil Conservat00n District Notes The Nuckolls County REAP development group met last week to help determine the 1973 rural environmental assistaace program in Nuckolls County. The development group helps select the conservation prac- tices that will be cest-shared on by the government and the.rate of cost share on these con- servation practices for Nucholls County. The following conservation and pollution control practices were selected by the develop- ment group in Nuckolls County: Seeding of permanent native grass, planting trees and shrubs, developing facilities for livestock water, water ira- poundment reservoirs, pits an/ ponds, terraces, diversions, ditches or dikes, wildlife habitat development, wetland development, animal waste storage facilities, sediment retention and water control structures and sod waterways and seeding for sediment and chemical control. s After the Nuckolls Colmty development group decisions are reviewed and approved by the State REAP development group, the percent cost4hare rates, the amounts, and the different conservation practices will be published in the new county REAP docket. Scientific research shows that a good deer bard in a well- balanced habitat can withstand an annual harvest of about 40 percent without ill offecis on future populations. Yet in most' states, hunters rarely take more than 15 percent, according to the National Shooting Sporil Foundation. , , America Cannot Afford To Abandon Space Exploration By Jerry Martin The successful Apollo 17 mission to the moon closes a magnifieant chapter in American history, an era in which this country achieved the greatest scientific and engineering feats in all of man's history. It would be a tragic mistake and possible a fatal error for the United States to abandon space at the very time when America has developed a commanding capahility in the necessary technology to travel to other planets. Yet, because of the short-sighted view of some, America seems destined to repeat the mistakes it made in the past regarng the strategic and technical importance of space exploration. Next year, nine astronauts are scheduled to go into earth orbit for up to 56 days at a time in the "Sky-Lab" program. In 1975, the United States and the Soviet Union are scheduled to ren- dezvous in space, a mission designed to perfect ways of rescuing astronauts and in 1978, the space shuttle is to begin. But the flight of Apollo 17 is said to be the last of its kind, possibly in this century. That is not likely. But there is a serious question whether the next man on the moon or some other planet will be an American or a Russian. It's difficult to believe, just three short years after man first set foot on the moon, that the space program is so far down the list of national priorities that many of the most talented and skilled members of our space team are leaving the program. Everyone associated with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration deserve the gratitude of the nation, along with a renewed commitment to continue our space program with an adequate budget. It was only 14 years ago that the Soviet Union amazed the world by orbiting the first Sputnik. America's prestige suffered a damaging blow and the world began to wonder whether the sun might be setting on the United States as the world's foremost leader in technology. The orbiting of Sputnik caused us to give space the priority it deserved. President Kennedy vowed that the first man on the moon would be an American. After years of struggle to catch up in space, NASA fulfilled that historic pledge. In the process, America and the world has reaped a harvest of incalcuable value. The scientific and technical "fallout" of space exploration now permits a totally paralyzed person to open a window, tune a TV, turn off a light-all by simply blinking an eye. Orbiting satellites have revolutionized communications, permitting thousands of international telephone calls to be handled efficiently and launching an era of global television contact. Weather satellites are providing valuable data to warn people of hurricanes and America's "Spy-in-the Sky" satellites offer a constant monitoring of Soviet missile and nuclear developments. The military potential of space is Just beginning to be realized. For several years, there have been reverts that the Soviet Union may be developing an orbital bomb and other devices capable of destroying U.S missiles and space craft. That's the real significance of the space race. It used to be said that the nation that controlled the seas. controlled the world. In World War II, America's aerial superiority allowed us to win over an enemy far better prepared than we were when the conflict started. In the years ahead, the fate of the world may well be determined by the nation that is master in space. America should not repeat the folloy of neglecting this area of technology. If we do, the decline of America's interest in outer space may well be followed by the decline of the United States as a major power. A association says many factors influence the degree of dryness 'HALTH of the skin: geographical W location, time of year, relative T| P humidity in living and working  nm mmt,mt conditions and excessive use of w Iwtll mmm m soaps and detergents. Some people may find that regular Regular cleansing of the skin use of a cleansing cream or is desirable for both health and lotion with occasional soap and cosmetic reasons says the water cleansing is more Nebraska Medical Association. comfortable for dry skin than Cleansing removes oily washing regularly with soap secretions, sweat, dead skin, and water followed by the ap- dirt, cosmetics and some plication of a moisturizing bacteria. This process can be cream. carried out most quickly and The Nebraska Medical effectively with water and a Association suggests you mild soap or detergent, protect your skin as best you The Nebraska Medical can in dry weather. i ,111 , , k 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, 7:80 p,m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Catholic Church Service Father W. F. 8ladky Rectory Phone: 879-3735 St. Joseph's Cflurch Superior Mass Schedule Saturday ............ 7.o0 p.m. Sunday ................ 7:t a.m. J i , I i i i i i J 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. Evening Service, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Prayer Service .... 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Church 448 Kansas Street Snmerior, Nebraska Rev. Max O. McCamey Sunday Service Church School ...... 9:15 a.m. Worship ............ 10:30 a.m. Nursery Provided First Baptist Church Albert J. Kleimmsser Pastor 6th and Commercial Sunday Services Sunday School 9:20a.m. Worship 11: 00 a.m. Junior High 5:00p.m. Senior High 6: 30 p.m. Thursday Bible Study and Prayer 9:30 a.m. OUR REDEEMER Lutheran Church (Lutheran Church In America) Rev. Kent Morse, Pastor S05 Kansas St. Snnday Services Worship .............. 9:30 a.m. Church School .... 10:20 a.m. The Church of Christ Meets at 530 E. 4th SL Kenneth Peterson, Pastor Sunday Worship ................ 10:10a.m. Sunday School .... 9:30 a.m. Evening Service, 7:30p.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 Dale D. Deerr, Pastor SundaySchool 9:15a.m. BibleClasses 9:lSa.m. Service 10:30a.m.