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By McDill Boyd The battle to raise taxes and spend more money for public services goes on-.., and on. But taxpayers resist. A classic confrontation is under way. Taxpayers want relief. The burden is impressive. Costs today levied at some level of government now take nearly one-third of everything everybody makes in taxes. Consumers pay a heavy penalty. But no one wants to give up anything. The President wants to strengthen the national defense. The Governor seeks the largest tax increase in the history of the state. Congress insists upon higher expense allowances for its members. Those on public payrolls want more money. States and cities seek grants. Compounded increases for schools and colleges every year are not graven in stone. It only seems that way. Programs for the poor are fiercely defended. Air waves and print media are filled with horror stories. Tears of pity flow. t Yet expenditures for all of these things are today at an all-time high. There is no end to demands. Somebody turns to government for more, no matter how much there is. Meanwhile, environmental demands add to the cost of doing business. Goods cost more, as taxes cost more, and tho e at the bottom of the economic ladder get hit the hardest. The rich can fend for themselves. They always have. They will eat well regardless of the price of food. It is the poor, those on fixed incomes, and those with families to raise who pay through the nose when government costs, unnecessary regulations, get out of hand. Farmers struggle with high costs. Small business people find the going tough. Some of the largest companies in the countD face bankruptcy. Management is tightening belts. Labor is r.mking concessions. The free marketplace is struggling to adjust to current conditions. But the public sector is not. Demands upon the taxpayers continue unabated. Year by year, there is never enough.., and never will be enough if we look to government to solve all problems. The President has managed to tamp down the fires of inflation. The runaway increases of past years has been slowed to a trot. He is fiercely defending proposed budget cuts and tax reductions. But government costs continue to soar, and the burdens upon taxpayers and consumers will grow in proportion. When the goose hangs high, nobody really cares. New programs, more money come easily. We are a free-handed people. But when the pinch comes, resistance develops. Taxpayers take a closer look. The battle has now been joined. No one knows who will win. Those who get, or those who pay? But unless the imbalance between the and the private sectors can be corrected, everybody will lose. ni It's that time of year again. is undoubtedly on the so it is time again for the ~nual Kansas Clean-up ~ek. The week of Apr. 25 1, 1982, has been by Governor John as "Clean-Up Week in Fire Marshal Ed C. all Kansas TION By: MIIIicent A-nd they drew nigh unto village whither they went; He made as though He have gone further. But Him, saying, us; for it is toward and the day is far And He went in to with them. Luke 24:28,29. a September evening in an English clergyman to his Devonshire a lonely stroll garden. While the set- sun had painted the sky waves with gold and Henry Francis Lyte reflected on the close of little day" drawing near him. Time and distance away as his thoughts the miles and cen- the Judean hills near close of the first Easter where a pair of sad discouraged travelers discussing their shat- hopes. Their beloved Master had died on cross at Calvary. But the residents, businesses and mu- nicipalities to actively partici- pate during this annual event. "The beautiful spring weather offers an excellent opportun- ity for Kansans to clean out their yearly accumulations of trash and debris," Redmon said. "During the winter, all areas of homes and businesses accumulate excessive amounts of combustible ma- terials," he continued, "Spring clean-up campaigns are a nec- essary mean of contributing to a fire safe environment, as well as the general health and welfare of each Kansas com- munity." During 1981, the Kansas Fire Information System of the State Fire Marshal's Of- lice collected over 53,600 in- dividual incident responses by Kansas Fire Departments. These incidents include 14,556 fires that caused over 45 million dollars in direct pro- perty losses, 53 civilian deaths, 558 civilian and fire- fighter injuries. "3,201 of the reported fires occurred in residential struc- tures," said Ross Boelling, Fire Information System Manager. '~rbese residential fires accounted for 16.2 mil- lion dollars of the total pro- petty losses, as well as 42 of the deaths and 344 of the injuries reported during 1981," Boelling said. Redmon noted that 76% of the reported residential fires,~ 70% of the dollar loss, 83.8% of the civilian injuries and 89.7% of the civilian deaths gloom was sud- occurred in dwellings that did dispelled by a traveling~ not have a smoke detector. who joined them "This device (smoke-detector) opened the Scriptures to He showed them how prophets had charted the of the Messiah through to glory. plea of the Emmaus with the Henry Lyte, and he his study, where he the hymn for which he l'emembered all around the ~vith mel falls the eventide; darkness deepens, with me abide. other helpers fail and comforts flee, of tlW helpless, abide with mel is probably the best way for Kansas residents to improve their chances of surviving a fire," Redmon said, "National statistics indicate that having an operational smoke detector in your home will give you a 2-time greater chance of sur- viving a fire. Clean-Up Week is a great opportunity to test your smoke detector, or to purchase one if you don't yet have one installed." "Fire safety is a year-round necessity for Kansans," Red- mon concluded, "It is truly something that may mean the difference between your life or death in a fire situation. It should not be taken lightly." MANKATO ADDS A 4TH FIRE-TORNADO WARNING SIREN The old siren located on the Mankato City Building has been r~placed with a new siren which will produce the same tones as the other three sirens located throughout the city. All four of these sirens are sounded from the sheriffs office by a radio transmitter. Dialing the fire department number, 378-3100, will place you in contact with the sher- iffs office, who will then dis- patch the necessary fire equipment. Again, the fire signal that you will hear is a pulsating, or up and down, signal for both city and country fires, and lasting three minutes. The tornado or attack warning is a steady signal lasting for three minutes. The sirens are tested for a short period of time each Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. Library News' The Library will be Closed for the evening hours Thurs- day, Apr. 15. MHS ALUMNI NOTES Notices to MHS alumni who live out of the Jewell County area were mailed recently and responses are being re- ceived daily. This year's meet- ing will be at the Armory, Mankato, May 29, 6:30 p.m. Alumni living in the Jewell County area will need to mail payment ($4.50 per plate) and number attending with the ad which will appear in several issues of the Jewell County Record to Ruby Parsons, Sec- retary, Box 97, Mankato, Kans. 66956, by May 24. Annual $1.00 dues may be paid at the door or if you are unable to attend, mail to Mrs. Parsons. EASTER EGG HUNT PRIZES Johnathan Sells and Saman- tha Pines won the special prizes from the Easter Egg Hunt at Dreiling's Saturday.. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Tyrell and Rustin of Goodland and Mr. and Mrs. Vance Tyreli, Corey and Trapper of Hutch- inson spent Easter visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tyrell, and Mrs. Vance Tyrell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard David. Gregory N. Poppe, Neb.i DWI, $100 plus costs. Danny M. Haegert, Esbon, speeding, $24 and costs. Louis E. Best, Colo., speed- ing, $10 and costs. Donald L. Rivers, Jewell, 1. DWI, $200, 2. driving vehicle on expired tag, $15, 3. driving vehicle without valid Kansas driver's license, $15 and costs. Mike Harris and Robert Johnson, J & H Service, vs. Herman Childers, small claims judgment against de- lendant, 4-7-82. Jean's Snack Bar vs. Leroy Meier, small claims judgment against defendant, 4-12-82. Ward W. Christensen, Mo., speeding, $20 and costs. Becky L. Simmelink, Man- kato, speeding, $22 and costs. The Jewell County Com- missioners, Tom Miles, Char- les Fogo and John Ross, and County -Engineer Warren Hardin attended a meeting of the North Central Kansas County Highway Officials in Salina Apr. 8. SHERIFF'S REPORT Burglary at Farmhouse At 11:45 a.m., Apr. 9, it was reported to the Sheriff's Office that a dresser was' taken from a residence owned by Hallie Moser, Mankato. The residence, northeast of Mankato, had been appar- ently entered by use of a "skeleton key." The dresser was valued at approximately $100. The incident is under investigation by the Sheriff's Office. Auto Accidents in the County At approximately 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Apr. 6, a '68 Plym- outh driven by Harold Heinen of Formoso left the roadway and struck a dirt embankment while southbound on a county road 3 miles north and 7 miles east of the US-36 - North K-14 Jct. The vehicle suffered undercarriage damage and the driver was taken to the Concordia hospital in a pri- vate vehicle for treatment of facial injuries. The Mankato Fire Department and Rescue Squad assisted the Sheriffs Department in attempting to locate the injured driver, who had wandered from the scene of the accident. Heinen was located at a residence by the owner of the residence, ap- proximately 2 miles south of the accident. At approximately 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Apr. 7, a 1978 Chevy pickup driven by Wil- liam Frost, Esbon, struck a mailbox and post while west- bound on US-36. The mailbox, owned by Rich Doyle, Man- kate, was located just outside the residence along US-36. The vehicle suffered func- tionai damage but there were no injuries. At approximately 11:59 p.m., Saturday, Apr. 10, Julie Reiter, Mankato, was taken to the Mankato hospital emer- gency room for treatment of minor injuries resulting when the '76 Ford pickup in which she was riding (driven by Debra Rhea, Mankato) had to make a sudden stop to avoid another vehicle, causing Reiter to strike the wind- shield. There were no other injuries to the other occu- pants of the vehicle. The accident occurred on Lincoln Street, approximately 57 feet north of US-36 in Mankato. RANDALL CLINIC APRIL 20 The Jewell County Health Nurse will have a health nursing clinic at Randall from 9:00 to 11:00 at the Methodist Church. The following ser- vices will be provided: hear- ing checked; urine test; blood pressure reading; blood sugar test 2 hours after a meal only; information; health confer- ence; immunizations. Come see the health nurse at the Randall Nursing Clinic Tuesday, Apr. 20, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Those wanting immunizations, please bring your immunization records. MICHAEL EDWARD MURRAY Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Mur- ray, Chanute, are the parents of a son, Michael Edward, born Mar. 22 at Neesho Memorial Hospital, Chanute. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 21% inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Murray, Coffey- ville, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed- ward Wagner, Mankato. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Don Bangs, Man- kato. JEWELL COUNTY RECORD Thursday, Apr. 15, 1982 f The Annual' District and Annual Meeting of the Jewell- Mitchell Cooperative Electric Co., Inc., will be held at the Cawker City High School, Cawker City, on Apr. 23. The meeting will be preceded by a Free Evening Barbecue at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. In addition to meeting reports, there~ will be a draw- ing for door prizes which includes a micro-wave oven. The meeting consists of all members of District I, II, Ill, and IV. Each district will elect a trustee to serve a two-year Hospital , I lews Admissions Apr. 5: Vernon Hall, Jr., Lebanon Apr. 8: Bertha Ernst, Burr Oak Dismissals Apr. 6: Vernon Hall, Jr., Lebanon Wayne Blaylock, Mankato Apr. 7: Glenwood Gertson, Formoso Apr. 8: Hazel LaRue, Mankato Apr.'10: Bertha Ernst, Burr Oak LTC NEWS AND EVENTS Rev. Shoemaker held church service Sunday after- noon, Mar. 28, in LTC. Many thanks to the persons for the donations of scrap material for our craft pro- jects. Mr. Levi Murphy moved into room 301 in LTC on Apr. 2. Vern Garlock accompanied his daughter, Beth and her husband, to a local care for dinner Sunday, Apr. 4. The Activity Room bustled with action last Tuesday. The Jr. Clio Club sponsored our Happenings with an Easter egg hunt for preschool chil- dren. Several of the residents held candy-filled eggs in their laps and the children were not bashful about taking them. LTC residents do so enjoy the little ones! About 20 children took part in the hunt. Thanks so much to the Jr. Clio Club and to the mothers, grand- mothers, aunts and baby- sitters who brought the chil- dren here. The rhythm band made joyful noise last Wednesday afternoon. Ladies, you are getting better! Wednesday Chapel Hour was moved to Friday and a Good Friday Service was held. Lola Totten has been here two times last week to keep the gentlemen .on their toes about the news. Many lively discussions are held in the North Lounge on Tuesdays and Fridays. The V.F.W. Auxiliary and Volunteers helped residents play bingo Thursday after- noon. Mary Diamond called numbers. Dora Lee Thompson had the first bingo and Paul Lange called out the first blackout. Ira Powell visited friends in LTC Thursday and stayed to play bingo. The Jewell County Hospital celebrated the 14th anniver- sary of the opening date last Thursday, Apr. 8. Coffee and doughnuts were served dur- ing open house for the staff, residents of LTC. their rela- tives and friends. Visitors of Lulu Jacobs this past week were Crystal and Roxanne Holdren, Vonda and Crista Wakefield, Ruth Hol- dren and Rev. and Mrs. Jarboe and Charles. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Parsons, Dick and Opal Whelchel and Margaret Countryman all called on Levi Murphy. Mr. and Mrs. John Hunt- singer, Shanna and John Dan called on Florence Hunt- singer. Goldie Pate visited Ollie Ransom Monday. Hans Nelsen visits Mildred nearly everyday. John Sipe calls on Verda quite frequently. Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hayes and Evelyn were also visitors of Verda. Oscar Newiin and Goldie Pate visited with Jennie Wil- son. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thompson returned Sunday from Denver where they had been visiting their children, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Thomp- son and daughters, Pamela and Kim, and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Billen and sons, Troy and Justin. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith, Matt and Jeff of Salina and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Andrews and Billy of Superior, Nebr., were Easter Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Reece and Sherman. Weather Ina Rightmeier, Official U.S. Weather Observer, re- ports the following statistics for the period Apr. 5 to Apr. 11, inclusive: Hi LO Apr.5 .......... 38 19 Apr.6 .......... 37 14 Apr.7 .......... 44 21 Apr.8 .......... 45 24 Apr.9 .......... 60 13 Apr.10 .......... 62 24 Apr11 .......... 76 38 Rain, ice and snow the past week gave us .32 of an inch of moisture, .23 on Apr. 5 and .09 Apr. 8. HOSPITAL MEMORIALS Memorials have been re- ceived at Jewell County Hos- pital for the following: Clomer Sipe; Floyd Hooton; Della Myerly;and John Dillman. 1982 EHU DISTRICT MEETING EHU members and other interested individuals should save Thursday, Apr. 29 to attend the 1982 District EHU meeting in Beloit. It will be held at the Methodist Church at 801 N. Bell. Lincoln County Homemakers will act as hos- tesses for the full day of activities. The registration is from 9:00 - 9:30 with the meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the main speaker being Leon Neber on "The Keeper of the Springs." Mr. Neber is the manager and operator of Parimount Farms near Quinter. He has been a college teacher and a pastor in Kansas and several other states. He has traveled extensively abroad, is mar- ried and has four children. His education, travel and life ex- perieric'e~ hitve left him a true supporter of grass roots edu- cation- and a genuine optimist. A special awards presen- tation and a Spring style show will follow. After lunch small interest sessions will be held on the following subjects: Antique Kitchen Gadgets, Bread Making and Wheat Grinding, Estate Planning, Death and Dying, a tour of a historical site in Boloit and Stitchery Around the World. A clothing session is being coordinated at this time. The entire day's events will take place at the Methodist Church 801 N. Bell, in Beloit. Regis- tration payable that day is $1.00. Participants will be free to go to Boloit restaurants for lunch, but beverages will be provided if participants prefer to bring a sack lunch. RETURN FROM CRUISE Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ross accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Dale Mahaffy to Denver Wed- nesday, Mar. 24. They visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gilford Mahaffy until Friday when they joined a group sponsored by Voyageurs In- ternational Travel, Inc., owned by Mr. and Mrs. Gil- ford Mahaffy, and flew by Eastern Airlines to Miami. Fla. On Saturday they boarded the M.S. Boheme, a ship of the Commodore Cruise lines. The ship sailed through the Caribbean to ports of the Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and Haiti. They were able to make tours on the islands and shop- ped in some of the stores. They returned to Miami Sat- urday, Apr. 3, and flew back to Denver and to the Mahaffy home. Sunday morning they drove to Voyageurs High Country Lodge, a beautiful lodge two miles on Highway 9 from Breckenridge, Colo. The lodge is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Gil Mahaffy and man- aged by Pat and Karol Boni- camp. They saw much snow and about a foot of snow fell while they were there On Friday, after a very enjoyable visit, they left for Mankato and arrived home about 6 p.m. They report a very enjoyable time for all. Todd and Chelsey Burns of Wichita were here for their school spring break visiting at the home of their father, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Burns. Fish and .... ' t Game News Fishing Report Glen Elder Reservoir: Re- leasing 11 cubic ft. per second. Water temperature is 49 de- grees F. The walleye spawn is just about over, although some walleye are still being caught along the face of the dam. Striped bass started to move into shallow areas near the south end of the dam. Catfish are being caught in rivers and creeks on shad gizzards and shad sides using trot lines or poles. Some crappie and white bass are being caught but no hot areas are showing up yet. Lovewell Reservoir: Water temperature is 49 degrees F with no water release. Wall- eye spawn is finishing up. Crappie and white bass should start biting in the next week. Catfish are still being taken on lines in creeks and river. I~ITQ cumty .Em miw Conservation Use Acreage Conservation use acreage must be protected from wind and water erosion. Producers are encouraged to carry out effective practices to assure conservation benefits on "reduced acreage cropland" designated for conservation use. The preferred practices are: 1. Seeding to grass. 2. Seeding a cover crop (legumes, sud s, sorghum grass crosses, sweet sorghum, millet). It may be pastured after Oct. 15. 3. Prior year crop residue may be used provided stubble residue is adequate to control erosion and weeds are con- trolled. 4. Seedbed preparation for fall seeding of wheat on acreage devoted to an ap- proved cover may begin 30 days prior to the intended seeding date. Clean tillage on conserving use will be discouraged and only approved as a last resort. Crop Insurance Contact your agent by Apr. 16 if you intend to destroy wheat to comply with the 1982 program. Deficiency Payments 1981 grain sorghum defi- ciency payments will be paid at 27c per bushel. The alloca- tion factor is .9900. They will be mailed out the last two weeks of April. 1982 Program Deadline Apr. 16 is the final day to sign up to participate in the 1982 program. Jewell County has over 70% of the farms signed at this time. --Lorraine Frye, Acting County Executive Director JESSICA JEANINE SCHMIDT Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schmidt of Esbon announce the arrival of a daughter, Jessica Jean- ine, on Thursday, Apr. 8, at the Republic County Hospital in Bolleville, who weighed 9 pounds 10 ounces and was 21~/2 inches at birth..The baby has three sisters to welcome her, Cristine, 7 years, Carissa, 5, and Jull Ann. 3. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hesser of Man- kato and Mr. and Mrs. Don Schmidt of Ionia Mrs. Loin Pritcbett of Simpson and Mrs. Naomi Martin of Cawker City are the great-grandmothers. AVERY .IAY REITER Don, Candy and Lacy Reiter, Eagle, Nebr., welcome Avery Jay into their home. He was born Mar. 31 at 12:37 p.m., weighed 9 pounds 10 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Reiter, Man- kato, and Mr. and Mrs. Ken- neth Heinrichs, Bruning, Nebr. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tom Reiter, Beloit, and Mr. and Mrs. Will Vostrez, Geneva, Nebr. Page 1- Section 2 ' term. The following persons have been nominated by a nomi- nating committee: District L Thomas J. Mehl, Boloit; Dis- trict II, Walter F. Mayers, Osborne; District III, Law- rence Kern, Smith Center; District IV, Lauren Roe, Superior, Nebr. An advertisement appears elsewhere in this paper con- cerning this meeting. WADE OBITUARY Johnson Gabriel "Don" Wade was born Oct. 24, 1886, in Omio, Kans., three miles south of Formoso. His parents were Gabriel B. and Elizabeth Simpson Wade. Don attended rural school and Formoso High School. He attended Kansas State Ulni- versity in Manhattan. In 1912 he began work as a barber apprentice in Formoso under Tom Wilson. Later, Don bought the barber shop from Tom. Don and Julia Mae Ayres were married June 3, 1917, in Mankato. They had three children. Dorlyn Janice, Marlyn Elise and Johnson G. Jr. Don was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1917 during World War I. He served with the 353rd Infantry~ 89th Divi- sion, acquiring the rank of sergeant. He served in France, both before and after Armistice. Donwas honorably discharged from Camp Funs- ton in May of 1919. In June 1919, Don b6gan work at his trade as a barber for Arch McBride in Mankato. In 1925. Don and his family moved to Osborne and pur- chased a four-chair barber shop from Joe Thompson. They built their home at 122 W. Adams in 1929 and lived there until they moved into Parkview I in 1981. Don continued to operate his barber shop until he retired in October 1975 after 63 years as a barber. Don was active in com- munity activities, was a mem- ber of the United Church of Christ. the Mary S. Wells Eastern Star, Chapter 4!, the Saqui Masonic Lodge, No. 160, and the American Le- gion, Post 49, of Osborne. He served as District Deputy in the Masonic Lodge, as Wor- thy Patron in the Eastern Star, and as a Trustee in the United Church. Don loved music and spent many hours entertaining people with his musical bones and harmonica .or violin. He sang for some years in the Barber Shop Chorus. spent many hours entertain- ing people at P~rkview Manor I and II. He really enjoye4t his children, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. DOn was preceded in death by his four sisters. He is survived by his wife, Julia; his children, Dorlyn Janice Schnee of Fresno, Calif.. Marbyn Elise Hurley of Dallas. Tex:, J. G, Wade, Jr. of Denver.~Colo.; six grand- children: and six great-grand. children. He had attained the age of 95 years, 5 months and 11 days. Masonic services were con- ducted by Saqui Lodge No. 160: David Aday was the Orator. Military graveside rites were conducted by American Legion Post No. 49. N.F.O. MEETING APR. 19 Jewell County N.F.O. will meet Monday evening, Apr. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Buffalo Roam Steakhouse in Mankato. A Dutch Supper will precede the meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Mur- ray and Erin of Kansas City spent Easter visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clar- ence Loomis, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Murray. Easter dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hancock were Dean and Barb Winkel and Karen of Fort Madison. In., Jerry and Carol Hancock, Todd, David and Scott of Hastings, Nebr., Ed and Linda Owen, Jim and Shawn of Mankato, and Rod and Andra Hancock, Tanner and Tate of Salina. Pauline Menhusen and Irbie Hanson attended the Randall Alumni Banquet Saturday evening. !i!