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E,00litorial comment GUEST EDITORIAL... Minnesota Farm Policy Initiative by Arnold Souba of Orlonville, MN Government policies should help farmers survive and thrive in their profession. The farmers best interest is in a free market. An average market price will ensure a profit to the average producer, but the question is, will farmers in Minnesota trade OVernment subsidies for regulatory relief and the ee market? The real cure for our regulated economy is massive and rapid privatization, deregulation, and tax reduction. Since economic freedom and individual liberty are inseparable, we should take back control of our incomes, businesses, and lives. To restore prosperity we must rediscover the fundamental truth understood by the founders. Prosperity requires liberty, and to be productive we must also be free to produce. Five highlites of farm policy should therefore be: I. Abolish the inheritance tax-This tax kills many family farm operations and small businesses. People have a right to pass on the family farm without severe penalty. 2. Cap property tax valuations to the rate of inflation- When property owners are forced to pay high rates to the state, they no longer control their own property, but instead are renting it from the Government. 3. Abolish the milk price support system. Prices to farmers are held low, while consumers pay more for milk. From the best of intention, the US government has turned the "Dairy Belt" into the last place in America to start a dairy operation. 4. The DNR should be abolished. Marginal and non agricultural land should be operated by a park service. Agricultural land should be sold to individual farmers at market rates, and put back on the tax rolls. 5. Regulatory Relief-Farmers should have the right to do whatever they wish with their own property. Property owners should only be held to account by strict laws, not by government agencies and arbitrary standards. Obituaries i David P. Nolting David P. Nolting, 64 of Jordan died Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the Belle Plaine Lutheran home. David was born Feb. 17, 1938 at Stevens County, son of Peter and Edith (Sundberg) Nolting. David was married to Joann (Birkholz) Nolting on Feb. 20, 1962 at Odessa. He was an auto mechanic. He is survived by his wife. Joann Nolting of Jordan, daughters: Bonnie (Kevin) Mapes of Norwood, Sharri (Robert) Reine of Plymouth, grandchildren: Brandon and Ashley Mapes, Madison and Benjamin Reine, brother Donald (MaryAnn) Nolting of Ortonville, sisters Donna (Alfred) I L E a, ua L  tl t, Ra,. George P. Werner D.D. (Edi. note: Following is one of a series of articles by the late son of an Evangelical minister who moved his family to Odessa from Minneapolis, living there from "1931 to '1934. Your're reading his memories of life in a small Minnesota town as written to his granddaughter Flissa Kiskaddon. The author was born in 19'17 in Sleepy Eye and lived in Blue Earth and Minneapolis before moving to Odessa. One of his classmates in Odessa was Rev. Dr. Ihno lanssen, now retired in Walnut Creek, Cal. Some of the memories are from when the author was a volunteer in mission on the island of Sumatra. Re,,,. Werner passed away late in the year 2000. "VACATIONS'" "'East to Detroit - and Beyond" (continued from last week) We entered a dark and almost foreboding room which appeared to be a bar. By jove it was a bar. When our eyes became accustomed to the dimness, we saw a few men sitting at the bar, glasses in front of them. They seemed very surprised to see this family come walking in the door and looked at us with mild curiosity. My father spotted a fellow he took to be the proprietor and asked him. "Is this the place that serves a complete meal for 25?" He allowed as how it was. We were shown into a back room with small tables, hard-backed chairs and few amenities to lighten its severity. One could plainly see the serving of food was not the specialty of the house. We were given menus and we ordered quickly, not wanting to displease anyone. This was one of the few times our family had ever eaten in a restaurant and we didn't want to make a mistake. I don't remember much about this meal, but I do remember that we had beets for our vegetable. This made the meal a success for Cheeb because of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, had grave reser- vations about eating in a room with a bar in the very next room. Her hero- ine, Came Nation, had made a prac- tice of hacking bars to splinters with her hatchet. "WCTU beats them all" was my first speech. And so we continued east and very shortly crossed the border into Indiana and safety. The steel mills of Gary were behind us. My sixth state beckoned with friendly fields and blue skies We pulled into the youth camp where my sister was a delegate from Minnesota and made ourselves to home in a rather flimsy tent. I remember little about this brief stay except that our living conditions were spartan and when the day of our departure amved I was happy to con- tinue our journey east by north to the great Motor City of Detroit. It was a beautiful city then before its destruction which today resembles a war-torn, bombed out city of World War II. Spread along the St. Clair River, the city was much more than automobile factories. Along Woodward Ave. with the J.L. Hudson store as an anchor, stretched the magnificent public library and 61 64 Cluel ACROSS I. Ring 5. Remove I0. Euthedans 14. Sloth 15. Subdivision of a bodily organ 16. Otiose 9. Stray 17. Producer's nightmare 10. Couches 20. in an in poor taste way 21. Gnawing animals 22. United 23. Envisioned 25. Agree 29. Feelings 33. Chades Bdt author 1814-1884 34. Slender bdstlelike appendage 35. Doctors' group 36. Clifford __, play- wright, "Waiting for Lafty" 37. Provencal verses 40. Body cavity 41. Rushed 43. Chinese Moslems 44. Expungings 47. 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S lid 1 NiV v lH o -+--- mill V ElI3  OIO v tu i OiOlV lllll Vl "11 : "--l'i*-- Irt viNin ' NI*I" Roeder of Clinton, Grace (David) Hamner of Clinton, Liilian (Curt) Ulven of Montevideo, mother-in-law Grace Birkhoiz, brothers-in-law Marlin (Linda) Birkholz of Lakeville, Arlyn (Nancy) Birkholz of Eden Prairie, sister-in-law Sharon (Gerald) Bachmeier of Bloomington. Nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his beets were her favorite vegetable. We remembered that Cicero was the hangout for gangs and mobsters who lined their erstwhile pals up against garage walls and blithely mowed them down with their machine guns. We did not want to court a similar fate so we gulped down our food and headed for the door. Dad paid the bill at the bar and I am sure this is the first time in his life that Dad ever got across from it the equally impressive Museum of Art. The office buildings of Chrysler and the Fisher Body engendered a feeling of pride in American ingenuity and productivity. The Penobscot building was as graceful as the Woolworth building on lower Broadway in Manhattan. l loved what I was seeing and thanked God that our family had the means and the initiative to go on a vacation. parents Peter and Edith (Sundberg) close to abut. Cheeb, a loyal member F Nolting, father-in-law Ervin Birkholz. (continued next week) / Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at Hope Lutheran Church, Jordan, Rev. Robert Iverson officiated. IIII!11 Pallbearers were Brent Bachmeier, Brad Bachmeier, Craig Birkholz, Daniel Birkhoh, JerryThiesen, Daniel Pekarna. Wo r l d. i _Wa r H Interment'was at Spirit Hill Cemetery, Jordan. Funeral arrangements were by 00.emurles Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Jordan. +" students+in - ......... i-i+l.l.i-il ii sports must take physmals (Editor's note: This is one in a series of articles, many from The Fall varsity activities will begin Independent, found in o cherished scrapbook compiled by Aug. 12th and students participating Ortonville's Helga (Mrs. Sam) Bart.) in those activities must have their physicals up to date, and their b:;hard Minnesota State High School league form in before they practice. Physicals ae goodTorthree years, Lt. Donald E. E t Back in States students usually have their physicals After Many Battles With Nazi Planes before seventh grade year and before their sophomore year. Home from France where he spent hiding, his brother, 2nd Lt. Harry The Minnesota State High School a week in hiding behind German lines Eberhardt, was tiding in the lead vehi- League form is signed yearly, is 1 st Lt. Donald E. Eberhardt, former cle. Harry is still in France with Lt. An activity fee of $30 will be Ortonville boy with six downed Nazi Gen. George Patton's army. charged this year to participate in planes to his credit, who is visiting his Don, who went overseas seven grades 9-12, and $15 in grades 7-8. parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank O. months ago with a fighter group, par- This fee is charged per activity with a Eberhardt at Redwood City, Calif. ticipated in 47 missions before he shot $150 family cap for the year. The detailed story of his hiding down his first plane. Engaged in straf- Families qualifying for free or from German patrols after he was ing and dive bombing German instal- reduced lunches will have the fee forced to bail out of his P-38 lations before, the invasion and on D- waived. These forms and fees may be handed in and fees paid at the various parent meetings, Football Aug. 6th, and Volleyball Aug. 8th or given to the Athletic Director in the High School office. ONCE AGAIN... MANY THANKS Recent new and renewal sub- scribers to The Independent which we gratefully acknowledge with thanks for your loyalty: Edna Bergland Wade & Cindy VanDover RoyaLC. Anderson Vincent Parker Martin F. Schmidt Gerard & Mary Radermacher Les Bockes Glenn Nelson Dr. James A. Nelson Jeff Berger Scott Maas Marlys Longhenry Don Prior Marlowe Tuchoike Norman Davis Dorothy Johnson George Gimmestad Hans Hoime Dennis Larson James V. Carlson Matt Carlson William Hod Craig Randleman Dean VanHout Nathan Streed Bertina Erdahl Linda SoveH Jennifer Thymian Steve Wandersee Ray Henningson Jr. Ray Heidtke Lloyd Hanson Lightning plane during a dog fight must remain a secret. But the young airman, according to the Redwood City Tribune paid tribute to the 18-year-old French girl and others who kept him hidden from German soldiers at the risk of their own safety. "They are the best people I ever met," be stated. Eberhardt was forced to bail out over German territory on August 25 when, after shooting down two Focke-Wuif 190s and scoring a prob- able, he crashed head-on into a fourth plane. "There was only half a plane left so I had to bail out," he related. "It made me mad to have to leave my plane. I was too angry to be scared. I left my plane at 3000 feet my chute opened at 300 feet. The German did- n't get a chance to get out of his plane." A week later, when American forces entered the town where he was day, be and his fellow pilots were too busy at their jobs to get into dog fights before then. He wears the distinguished flying cross, air medal with eight oak leaf clusters, the purple heart and five bat- tle stars, including one for D-day and St. Lo. A small silver boot worn on the right side of his blouse indicates he walked back to the Allied-held territo- ry from behind German lines. He also wears a small insignia indicating membership in the Caterpillar club. The lieutenant will report to Santa Monica for a rest and new assignment at die termination of his leave. He hopes to rejoin his team of fighter pilots in France. He'd like especially to revisit his French friends who made possible his escape from the Nazis. Four brothers are serving in the armed forces, and his sister resides at home, her husband being stationed there with the coast guard. Bellingham Elementary School ' FREE PRE-SCHOOL STARTING SEPT. 3 OPTIONS: Mon.& Wed. 8:00-3:00 or Tues. & Thurs. 8:00-3:00 and Fri. - once a month for Special Interest Day 8:00-3:00 Non-district children are welcome! Transportation may be available in your area. Tours Any Day, Mon.-Fri. Call (32O) 568-2118 Teacher Miss Kelly Pearson and 2001-2002 preschoolers. The II JAMES SUZETTE KATI Computer EMILE RYAN TIM camera pHIL t $30.00 per year Parle, Minnesota, in South counties in Postmaster: The Ortonville Ortonville, NEW RATE A Big Stone, L.IC Swift Counties Grant and February .......... 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