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2nd Class Postage paid at Harlan, Iowa Yearly subscription rate: $8 &amp; $9. Publishe every Monday at 1114 Seventh St., Harlan, la. Monday, March i0, 1969 14 pages, 2 sections, -- No. ii Plus  Page Farm Roto Tabloid AD\\;rERTISEI00 AWARD RECIPIENTS -- Presented awards at the Jaycee banquet Friday night were (l-r): Bill Rodenborn, Out- Young Educator; David Boettger, Outstanding Young Terry Eagen, Outstanding Young Religous Leader; Cry Roecker, Boss of the Year; Bob Brown, Distinguished Service Award: and l,arry Petersen and Jerry Lyric, Certificates of Ap- preciation h)r being co-cMirnan of the 1968 Jaycee racing conl- lnittee. See story. ]Qa00e turner00 -- Easter Seal campaign underway in count3 and more photos taken at Jaycee baoquet. Turn to Second Front Page. -- Special feature stories on Miss Karon tlastings, who'll conduct the Newspapers (boking Scbool March 27 are inside ibis issue. -The Greater Shelby County Area's I.,sl-read classified section is on pages 6-7. -- Manning clips Elk Horn-Kilnballton, 6151. See sports news on page 8. attend banquet Friday evening' - Pork Producers hog cite'0utstanding Young Men" Monday p.m. Seven awards were presented to "out- standing young men" of the Harlan area Friday night at the third annual Jaycee Awards Banquet at Veterans Auditorium. Also included on the program was a talk from Ron Philips, of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Receiving awards were the following: -- TERRY EA(;EN, Harlan high school tootball coach, was presented the "Outstanding Young Religious Leader Award." He was con]- mended for organizing the Harlan Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization at tbe high school. He is a member of the Methodist Church. -- BILL I{ODENBOI{N, 25 year old Voc-Ag instructor, received the "Outstanding Young Educator" award. He was cited for his suc- cessful adult farmer program. He also is a teacher in the Harlan high school. -- DAVID BOETTGER, 25, was selected the "Outstanding Young Farmer" by the Jaycees. The Harlan farmer was singled out for his work in community affairs and various farm organizations. -- BOB BtOWN, 32. was presented the 1968 "OlStlngmsned Servme Award" for his work in Boy Scouts. Brown, of Harlan, has served in almost every capacity of scouting since he became involved in it five years ago. --ORVAL ROECKER, 40, was named "Boss of the Year" by the Jaycees. He is the owner of Cry Roecker Ford in Harlan. -- LARRY PEI"ERSEN and JERRY LYTLE, both Harlan Jaycees, were given special recognition as co-chairman of the Jaycee tracing Committee and presented mounted "certificates of appreciation" at the banquet. The award recipients all received engraved plaques frorn the Harlan Jaycees, with exception lor the two certificates presented. The awards did not necessarily go to members of the Jaycees. Recipients of four of the awards must Ix between the ages 21-35 with the Boss of the Year, the exception. Guest speaker Philips, of Washington I).C, discussed the recent Apollo 9 space shol ;rod compared the technoliogical advances being made through the space program with its effect on pet)pie ill Iowa. tie gave a progress report on the three Apolh) 9 astronauts and reoorted Iheir mission had been very successful at that point. tie also presented a film of the Apollo 8 space shot. MASTEH OF CEI/EMONIES was Jerry Davis with special messages by Jaycee President Frank ItopI and thrlan Mayor K.I,. Mueller. ltopp stressed that altbough the 1968 was great year for Jaycees .... 1969 could be "'even better." Mueller also commented oil what the Jaycees had acconlplishe(l last year anti staled the community "should be proud to know file future of Harlan is in such capable hands." Philips was introduced by the Jayeees' sl)ectal guest, Congressman William J. Scherh,. (.;ong. Scherle spoke briefly about how much he enjoyed returning to l tarlan and comn/ented (m both lhe Jaycees and the space program, bereft, introducing Ptlitips. A crowd of over 180 persons was in at- tendance at the banquet. itioned cuttle' ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: List jurors for SEE OU "-'q ed March 12 .00treet "nditined cattle" will be discussed at SCB:?fthePrOducerSHarlan Legion,meeting7:30Wednesday'p.m. erie.4 Ln Second quarter will be made by a group of Petit jurors drawn tor tbe second quarler of who purchased preconditioned arge numbers. Also on the agenda will Ion on preconditioning, led by Harlan lctor Bill Rodenborn. followed by a panel discussion to answer questions dealing with On the panel will be two area Lns and two area farmers who have lenee with preconditioned cattle. is open to the public. " BUSINESS NOTES -- tECIATION DAY -- Nelson Farm trlan, will observe it's 5th annual open )preciation day Friday, March 14. said that free pancakes will :tom t0 a.m. to 4 p.m. and free coffee & 'est of the day. See page ad inside for tIOUSE -- Nell's Tire Service, hold open house Friday, March 14 to 5th business anniversary. There Continuous showing of the 1968 In- 500 auto race film, free balloons & the kids free hot dogs, cheese & and door prizes according to See ad in this issue. YOU'RE BUILDING OR BUYING A HOME IN 1969- Owe it to yourself to check Cash sawngs you may enjoy insurance policy INSURANCE com. THREE SIGNS OF SPRING -- Three things sighted last weekend prompts one to think that spring is getting nearer: little boys flying kites, girls wearing bermuda shorts, and two robins seen flying around the city! (con- tributed). BARK! BARK Some ttarlan parents received a long-distance collect call from their college-age son and Mlowing is how a portion of the conversation went: "Hello Dad. Say, I have a new dog. Yah. A St. Bernard pup. Do you want to hear him say something. Speak Rover, speak: "Aft, Aft!" Commented the father later: "You know, I wouldn't mind zing to hear a grand- child talk.., but a dog!' Jntributed) itlGit PRICES! A ttarlan man did all the family's grocery shopping at one store, but was told to get some ice cream at another grocer by his wife. After buying a half-gallon of the preferred kind, the poor hubby backed his car into a lightpost, causing extensive damage, tie later commented that was the most expensive "I&? :( :'?&! half-gallon of ice cream" he'd ever bought! (contributed 'SliORT CUT' -- Three members of the Harlan City Council were seen recently driving the wrong way up a one-way street crowded in a small foreign-made auto. (contributed) ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: district court have been notified by Clerk of Court Leonard Grirnsley. They will be called for jury trials during April, May, and June. Petit jurors are drawn at randonl from a box containing the names of the Ix'rsons who registered to vote during the htst general election. Those selected are as follows: ilarlan ....... Beulah Bacon, Ahna Beebe, Mrs Keitll Campbell, Mrs l(exford Chambers, Mrs Kenard Christensen, Carl Erickson, Pauline Esther, Dale Findlay, Mrs t{ussdl Gould, Mrs Guy llarris, Laura tfenricksen, Mrs Vernon lluffman, J. lJean Jorgensen, Mrs Roy l, arsen, Mrs LeRoy Miller, Mrs lit)bert Nelson, Ralph Nielsen, Audrey McCord, Mrs (;eorge Petsche, Asia ['helps, Mrs ,Joe Semrad, Leonard Slracke, Mrs Richard Tollefsbol, and Dennis Wood[n, Earling -- Mrs l(obert Cairney, Ray Finken, Mrs Gary Gaul, Let) Graeve, Ron Kenkel, Mark Kramer, Benita Langenfeld, Mrs Roman Schmitz and Mrs Clarence Stolz, Shelby - Aletha Buck, Melvin tlursey, Beulah Peters, Betty Plagman, Nelda Wager. Elk Ilorn -- Luella Fredricksen, Lanny Jacobsen, Edmund Madsen, tlenry Walter, Wanda Wieman. Also- Harold Brue, Mildred Kloewer, Lee McLaughlm, Defiance; l)on Densnlore, Cless Kibby, and LaVern Klein, Dunlap; Ben Arkfeld and Gene Smith, Panama ; Mrs Alma Bruck and Andrew Pauley, Portsmouth; George Axland and Lotus Richards, Irwin; Ray Kelly and Roy Olson, Manilla; Hardett Cox, Tennant; Norman Swensen, Walnut; and Mrs Clarence Baughnlan, Kirkman. may beyours: (I) savings and (2) low INSURANCE. details, just phone or write. FARMERS MUTUAL :E ASSOCIATION See'y. -- Huhla Date High Low Preeip. 1 38 25 T 2 32 14 0 3 31 12 0 4 36 23 0 5 37 19 T. 6 37 30 .05 7 35 23 .01 , > SPEED CIIECK -- Harlan Highway Patrolman Robert Elliot checks speed of passing car with new VASCAR unit. VASCAR (speed at center right) enables Elliot, and 50 other Iowa patrolmen who are authorized to use it, to clock speed of any vehicle within view. See story Annual Pork Producers Spring Hog Show will be Monday (today) at the Harlan Sale Barn. It f(rmerly had been scheduled for the fairgrounds. l)eadline for having hogs in place is 12:30 pro. Judging lhe live show will be Fritz Johnson, ()maha. Las! year, 29 hogs were entered in tim COtt Iesl. A carcass show will be held later following th(, lie show. Injunction against adding 15% -- Valuation question settled-, land values up 16.8 percent BY BiI,I, SNIFFIN. news editor A "permanent injunction" granted by a Polk County District Court Judge has finally resolved a mixed-up controversy concenling valuations of Shelby county tarmland. Before it was resolved, the issue had Shelby counly farn)ers appearing in the Polk Counly court against Shelby county officials. The injunction was made permanent by Judge Gibson C. Holliday and contained the same requirenlents as the temporary injunction tie granted Feb. 4. Tile in- junction, which forces County Auditor Pete Croft to figure the county taxes on the county assessor's valuations, was received by C.roft March 4. The injunction eliminates a 15 percent valuation increase added to the value of county agricultural realty by the State I)epartment of Revenue. ('onnty Assessor Ilans ('hristiansen had already increased Highway Patrol foils speeders with VASCAR By BOB KET('IIUM, staff writer the number of speeders apprehended with the new ch)cking instrunlent. "Besides being able to clock any car on the road, it has several other advantages over radar, speed tapes, attd airplanes." noted Elliot. "The palt)lnlal//lsln I}le Ullil does nol have It) renlatn stauoam'.v, ahd ,:,, still on llle road checking lor other violations,- 'It also giw, s tile ntotorist a break." he said. "'because il records only an average speed. l(a(lar checks a vetiicles' speed at a single point, but VAS('AI{ records the average speed over at least one-eighth ot a mile." i{E('OIH)iN(;S MADE under o, le-eighth of a mile are nol ust, the patrolman noted, because oi error is greater in a short distance. The unil IS capable of timing tars for up to five- and-hall miles atnd six-and-half minutes F;cfore Elliot was approved to use the V:\\;S('At( his accuracy with the time method was thoroughly checked. Operators are tested on 25 different timings, he said. with at] average accuracy ot not less than .5 a mile-an-hour oil required to pass. The entire VASCAIt set-up in a patrol car consislsol tour conlponenls. The computer is mslalled under tbe trent seal. with an odorneter nl(xlule used |o" measure distance. On the dash is the switch panel, and rea(tq)Ut meter which regtslers the speed. t)t file 5o VASCAIt umts -peratlng m h)wa. three are nl l)islrict 4. which includes Shelby COUrt ly. The Iowa tlighway Patrol has introduced a vehicle speed docking method that makes conventional types obsolete, and ntakes ex- c(,>lw' t)(,,,(tin. (m Iowa hihwa.vs more dit- ncuil Io get away wiLh. Visual Average Speed Computer and t(cc.rder VASCAt{) utilizes a computer to calibr,it(' speeds aud t[arlan tfighway l'atr,hnall l(d)erl Elliot is one of 50 patrolmen n,)w us[liE i1 The unit was inslalled in his car last Now'lntier. and he has used it since becoming a certtli('d optralor t"cb. 8 The llslrunlenl ntakes It pnssible h)r a palr(fm;m lo dock file speed of any vehicle on thr I'oad, wh('lher il's itl front behind, or beside lhi' l)alrol car The clocking method is based o0 tbe for- mtll;l st)eed ,'quals distance divided by time And thai is vhal the computer does: divides the dlslan('(, by the lime. B'III,'N A \\;i,'lll('l,E passes any point on the road, the patrohnan can flip a switch for time. Elliot pointed ,)ul. When it passes another point. the auloniali(' ('hwk ts slopped. The patrol car then musl travel file same distance, and the computer [lashes the calculated speed on a viewing screen Elliot says he will make up to 300 clockings a day. but wilh lhe t)oor weather we have had laMy, sl)eeding has nol been a frequent problem. But the Iowa Patrol figures to double the value of the ag land I) 3 16. percent i. 19t taxes before receiving the state ol'd  TAXES WON'T BE (t)I,I,E('TI until May, Croft said. t|e said his office figuring the valuations of the count s(!t>c districts and will seed them to tl i)epartment of Revenue for approval. "['h state will deterlnine Ihe tevies for {h( districts. When he receives the school budgels his oftice can start figuring levies, and att tax bills which are then turned over t( County Treasurer Ralph ltenderson for collection. Croft estimated it would be at least eight weeks before all this is com. pleted. f In a norntal year taxes are figured ;lnd submitted to the County Treasurer by Jan. t. Normal deadline fi)r iirst.ha i |axes is April 1, lie said. TIlE INJLN('TION I'H()('EEI)IN(;S were first started at a Jan :1 Lqeehng called by tbe Shelby County Farm Bureau attended by over 1UO area farmer s. At that time, they decided to take cotn't action 1,o elin]inate the 15 perccut increase on agricultural realty as imposed by \\;;l[liam Forst, director of the department ,)t revenue Thirty-one tarmers filed lhe original txtition. They are: ,Julius Lensch, Ehner C Jensen, Clark Davev, Roge G. Parker, Donald E. Erickson, Paul M. Nielsen, Merle B, Greer, Verle E. Greer, Donard Rosman, Ambrose Gubbels, Lovdl Jensen, Larry Bachmann, H. lavd Gibson, Hans Nielsen. Dale Baughman, Melvin Petersen, Ronald Jenset. Arn,,! R. Christensen, Donald C, Kerr. Francs Kenkel, Charles Leuck, Dennis W(,dm Raymond Errett, Warren Milter, (;aiqord Lund. Louis Weihs. Wilfred Weths. Eugene (;reer lfaroid tlichards ('ah% P,:.'--<-. ana Gaylord tleilesen, Adult Homemaking class March 11 at Panama PANAMA The Panama Adt;ll l{omemaking School will hold their linal meeting Tuesday evemng, March I1 al 7::{0 p3i al the scllool. l)iane Dueland, a fashton representatte will talk on linings and interlinings, tt]etr pur pose and function. This is a meeting lhat had once been cancelled due to bad weatmr NOTi('E 4-69 SUBSCRIBERS ('heck the date on your subscription-- it is stamped right after yonr name on page one, If it says t-69. that means your paper expires this nlonth and will be stopped on ,Xpril 1. 1.%9, unless renewed promptly. -- AREA DEATHS -- John Gremer. 87. Harlan March 5 al Myrtu(.  Memorial tlospital.