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eautiful winter... AlanL o Bookbniln Co. Cop Box 4B Atlantc, Ia 50022 N E WS -ADVE t/TI SEI00 15c Per Copy Published every Monday at 1114 Seventh St., Harlan, la. 16 pages, 2 sections - No. 1 Monday, Dec. 29, 1969 2nd Class Postage paid at Harlan, Iowa Yearly subscription rate: $8 &amp; $9. In county, 1970.75 p Highway Comm. f,ve-year plan s6.5 million for highway OV E R $6.5 million in high- way construction work has been eannarked for Shelby county in the next five years, according to a plan recently released by the Iowa Highway Commission. A majority of the work concerns tim relocated highway 59 which is scheduled to be paved in 1970. Total cost of the work is "almost $5 million on that highway "alone. The $6.5 million in one of the largest amounts to be spent in any western Iowa county, but is less than the $7 million ear- marked last year and the $8.3 million scheduled in the plan offered two years ago. INCLUDED in the plan will be construction and paving of roads at Prairie Rose Lake Park. Cost of the work to 2.6 miles of road is estimated at $184,000. A breakdown of Shelby county work and work in neigh- boring counties is as follows: SHELBY COUNTY (1970) -- On Highway 59, from Pottawattamie County line, to junction of Highway 44, 9.7 miles of grading, drainage and paving, $1,611,000. -- On Highway 59, from junction of Highway 44 north to Crawford County line, 15.2 miles of right-of-way, $155,000, and paving, $4,030,000. -- On Highway 59, from Pottawattamie County line to 2 miles south of Harlan, 7.7 miles of right-of-way, $155,000. - Prairie Rose State Park, in 1970, grade, drain and pave various park roads, 2.6 miles, $184,000. SHELBY COUNTY (1971-75) --On Highway 191, replace bridge south of Portsmouth in 1971, $1000,000. -- On Highway 44, from junction of relocated Highway 59 in Harlan east to .3 of a mile of east city limits, 1.6 miles, right- oLway in 1973, $8,000; recon- struction in 1973, $379,000. ,,. - On Highway* 44, from east of Harlan east to Audubon County line, 11.8 miles, right-of-way in 1975, $120,000. Highway construction projects scheduled in neigh- boring counties by the Highway Commission include: CRAWFORD COUNTY -- On Highway 30, from Denison to Vail, acquire right-of- way for extension of 4 culverts, $1,000, and make extensions, $12,000. -- On Highway 59, from --photos by Tom Findlay over East Soldier River west of Charter Oak, in 1974, $47,000. -- On Highway 141, replace bridges from Monona County line east to Charter Oak, right-of- way, in 1974, $16,000 bridge work in 1974. HARRISON COUNTY, -- On 1-80, from Pot- tawattamie County line to Monona County line, 28.3 miles, intersection lighting in 1973, $127,000; miscellaneous work in 1974, $226,000. -- On Highway 30, right-of- way to widen 331-foot by 25-foot bridge east of Missouri River in 1975, $2,000; bridge work in 1975, $155,000. --On Interstate 29, from Highway 30 to Monona County line, miscellaneous work, $60,000. This project is under contract. -- On 1-29, from Pot- tawattamie County line north to Highway 30, miscellaneous work, $77,000. CASS COUNTY -- On Highway 6, to acquire right-of-way of .7 of a mile for intersection reconstruction at west junction of Highway 71, $28,000, and reconstruction work, $267,000. -- On Highway 71, from Montgomery County line north to north junction of Highway 6.9 mi., acquire right-of-way, $350,000, and grade and drainage work, $824,000. -- On Highway 7L from nth, junction of Highway 92 to .5 of a mile north of junction of Highway 6, acquire 9.5 miles of right-of- way, $470,000, and grade and drainage work, $1,176.000. -- On Highway 71, from Highway 6, south .5 of a mile, acquire right-of-way, $30,000, and reconstruction, $220,000. -- On Highway 92, from Pottawattamie County line to Griswold, .5 of a mile, shoulder stabilization, $4,000. -- On Highway 6, repair culvert southwest of Atlantic, Baker wanted in 4 states WESLEY BAKER .. in jail Reports coming in to Sheriff Orrell Gearhart concerning Wesley Baker, 33, who is confined at the county jail, indicated he' presently is wanted in four states. His record shows that he has been arrested in eight other states on a variety of charges. Baker was arrested early morning of Dec. 19 by Sheriff Gearhart and Harlan Police Officers for allegedly writing two bad checks at Harlan business places. His bond is set at $5,000. Although stated incorrectly in the last N-A, Baker was not armed when arrested Dec. 19. He was suspected of being armed, following a report that he had purchased two handguns recently in Colorado. ::::::::::`::::::::::::::;::::..':::,::::::: Guess when baby arrives - Many prizes for 'Baby New Year' Who will be Baby New Year - 1970? The lucRy youngster will be the recipient of many prizes and gifts for his or her parents during the 1970 "Baby New Year" contest sponsored by Harlan merchants. is 3 p,m. Dec. 31 or having an entry postmarked Dec. 31. A ]arge number of Harlan firms are offering prizes for the lucky family. See their ad- vertisements inside this issue for the list of prizes the family can receive. Many prizes are annually .......... offered to the first baby of the year and the parents. A list of the prizes are on pages 6-7, section 2. Rules are simple. Besides being the first baby born after midnight, her parents have to be aelby county residents and his or her birth has to be reported to .............. the Harlan Newspapers within 48 hours. Shelby County line north 4 miles, $30,000. reconstruction, $1,605,000. A special part of this year's '-'r"'-s.H[tlr OU -- On Highway 71, from promotion will be a contest for .--.t-i__t oo00'-ua eL" Kimbollt -on Highway 30, acquire Montgomery Countyline north to other Shelby countians. A free e over o n right-of-way for railroad over- north junction of Highway 92, 6.9 subscription to the Harlan pass 2.75 miles west of Westside, miles of paving in 1971, $790,000. Newspapers, worth $8, will be FRIDAY $37,000. given away to the person  --On Highway71, from north guessing the closest time that ? Irmrcuryplummeted to school still undecided -- On Highway 30, proposed junction of Highway 92 to .5 of a "Baby New Year" will be born. A /..._..._-[!-=_  grees the day after modernization of lighting system mile south of junction of Highway coupon is included with the list of . /  . :_ as signifying that winter at junction of Highway 59, 6, 9.5 miles of paving in 1971, special prizes inside this issue. -. The rest of the Deadline for entering the contest summary: $61,000 $975,000. igh Low Precip. KIMBALLTON -- The long actions taken recently by the conclusive action and there was -- On Highway 30, railroad -- On Highway 48, from 16 T. standing di. ..te over the Kim- Audubon and Shelby counties, nothing to appeal, overpass 2.75 miles west of Montgomery County line north to 15 .28 ballton school district may be Westside, 1.2 miles of right-of- Griswold, 5.2 miles of right-of- . 15 T. headed right back into court l.ast August the joint board of This action in reality was way in 1971, $38,000; recon- way in 1972, $114,000; grade and 7 0 following several fast moving the three countiesvotedtomerge favorable to the Auudbon County struction and bridge in 1971, drainage work and paving in Um Kimballton and Elk Horn board. $626,000. 1973, $965,000. A 0 0 districts but the Audubon county members dissented On December 18 the Audubon county board of education voted -- On HiRhway 39, from junction of Highway 59 north 4 .................. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: THAT ACTION was appealed to attach Kimballton to the miles of right-of-way in 1972, Seven percent of property iii! to the state board of public in- Audubon Community School' $82,000 in 1975, and right-of-way struction and on December 11 the in 1973, $83,000; grade and state board dismissed the appeal uale . . . drainagein 1973, $275,000; paving in is |tax "for lack of jurisdiction." The in 1974, $533,000. coun,I exemr.-' !i!i state board said, in effect, that OV E R S E V E N percent of the property in Shelby county exempt." This figure includes churches, lodges, schools, church-owned nursing homes, and other dn the county owned by non-profit groups, according ounty Assessor Hans Christiansen. The figure does not include roads, schools, the hospital, and county-owned property which also isn't taxed, he This seven percent figure is higher than a projected state of five percent, tax-exempt. Of the state's total valuation, $5.9 billion, about $299.6 million falls into I tax exempt category. In Shelby county, the value of the :exempt property (excluding roads, etc) is listed at $3.8 according to Christiansen. Projected valuation of Shelby county in 1970 is $53 he said. A COMMITTEE of State Legislators have been looking amount of property exempt from taxes and its ira- on municipalities. Reason for the committee is recent complaints by cities have reached the limits of property taxation under and are looking for new sources of money. Some other counties listed by the committee showing the of tax-exempt property: Black Hawk, 7 pct.; Dubuque, 17 pct.; Polk, 7 pct.; and Woodbury, :::: ilii :i:i :::: ilil i!i! iiii .:.; H" :::: :.:: the joint board had not taken any -- continued on page 2 -- On Highway 141, bridge This year's crop--- Expect WITH 99 PERCENT of all corn harvested, it's beginning to look like a 100-bushel per acre year for the first time in the county's history. Previous high was in 1965 with an average of 92.6 bushels per acre Two big reasons caused the good crop year: abundant moisture and a late frost, ac- cording to Dave Dickerson, extension director. BUT LOOKING at it from a financial point-of-view, a farmer will only make less than $1 per bushel if he averages 100 bushels per acre. Here's how its figured, according to Iowa State U.,: - Growing costs, chopping, -- On Interstate 80, from west of Highway 71 to Adair County lines, 13.1 miles, intersection lighting in 1973, $110,000, and Highways -- continued on page 2 .::.:r:.::i:.:::.:::;::;5::;::::::..:::::::::;:::::::;:::;::-:::;:2:rrr:::+r:<+: C... < "tv Ch t S i:00i ommunl es core ,%' ::::: : Residential . '6,041 91 :.i :: %, i!!i . Businesses 8 760 50 $1A ntm -- , iii is goal Total .. q4,977.41 i) i 100-bushel average for corn discing, etc., total $12.42 on the average. This includes applying nitrogen, wagons, etc. - Harvesting and storage are costly with an average cost of $17 for this type of yield. It includes hauling, drying, and storage, and combining - Seed, chemicals, etc., cost money. It totals $23.24 for this type of the yield, on the average. This includes herbicides and insecticides. - Farm operating overhead includes labor, and land. Labor cost is put at $9.72 with land cost figured at $32.50. Total cost then is $99.41 or $.99 per bushel. This gives the farmer one cent profit per bushel when raising 100 bushel corn. Although that analysis looks bleak, it must be considered that the farmer is earning $9.72 in labor costs himself if he does the work plus the $25 return to the land. THR E E observations on the trend in corn production by the I.S.U. specialists are as follows: - All indications are that corn will continue to be priced at $1 or higher per bushel and soybeans at $2.25 per acre due to political reasons, according to Herb Howell, ISU Extension economist. -Economic studies show that when a farmer moves from 100 bushel corn to 125 bushel corn, that it costs him an extra $10.77 per acre for the added 25 bushel of corn (if. moisture conditions are adequate). -- In corn production, timeliness of the operation is very important. If a corn farmer operates so many acres that he can't do a good timely job then he isn't gaining much by getting larger. DEATHS Mrs Leo C. (Donna) Stessman, 24, Earling, Dec. 25 at Bergan Mercy Hospital, Omaha. More medals for Harlan heroes Harlanites, Brent Petersen i (Ernie) and Clinton Petersen (Emmert) have received two more awards for heroism in connection with their saving two children in a Hartan house fire April 10, 1967. They have received the 'Carnegie Hero" bronze medals and $,500 apiece, accord to a report of a special commion in Pittsburg, Penn. I