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2 - The Sidney Herald, Sidney, Mont., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1971 THE TURKEY That big, colorful, meaty bird which makes the table festive for America's traditional Thanksgiving is sur- rounded by strange and contradictory legends. It is an American native, unknown elsewhere until the sixteenth century. It is generally believed that the name "turkey" came from the early discoverers' belief that the America they found was Asia; but logically, even under that mis- apprehension, the bird should have been called a Cathay hen. Confusion persisted when it received its scientific name, Meleagris. Meleagris literally means "guinea hen," a bird with no relation to the turkey. / Tile R fN._: " = -...,lo,n,ons -= > n. The natives of Mexico and the Southwest had do- mesticated the turkey long before the Spaniards came, but in the Southwest it was grown for its feathers, not its flesh. The Spaniards took turkeys back to Spain, and thence they were distributed throughout Europe. Early English settlers brought turkeys to New England, only to find the woods full of wild turkeys. Ben Franklin and others urged the turkey for that honor. They lost the fight to the bald eagle. The wild turkey, the deer and the buffalo sustained most of the pioneers as the frontier moved west. And the turkey, deprived of formal honors, eventually ran away with the November holiday,. Even there it comes to an ironic fate, colorful with cranberries, savory with sage, tasty with stuffing and gravy and mashed potatoes and, if you will, onions and turnips, mincemeat and pumpkin. The turkey, the all- American bird, provider of feathers and feasts, misnamed and imported to the land of its origins, symbol now of Thanksgiving. Long may the turkey gobble! --Hal Borland ltANDLE WITli CARE Automobile insurance rates have risen as everyone knows, but the reasons for a substantial part" of the rise are far from well known. To a significant degree, rising insurance costs on the family auto are a measure of changing standards and desires of auto owners, They have become accustomed to a far different kind of vehicle than prevailed a couple of decades ago. Today's car may be pleasing to the eye, but it should be stamped "Fragile - Handle With Care." The U. S. Department of Transportation estimates motorists could save $1 hillion a year in auto insurance costs and out-of-pocket repair bills if all cars were designed to meet the structural requirements that are now demanded in a California law concerning auto bumpers. California is the fourth state to enact bumper legis- lation. The law requires that there be no damage to vehicles in flve-mile-per-_r front and rear crashes into a standard concrete barrier. A release from the American Mutual Insurance Alliance, in commending the action of the state of California, observes, "... today's cars are vulnerable to an astonishing arnotmtof damage in low-speed, 'fender-bender' crashes. Four popular 1971 sedans crashed car - to - car at 10 mph produced repair bills averaging $546.40. AS a result, auto dmnage has beeolte , tt .tt" ..ng tip the cost of autollle tlls, i anco-The: Pure  a late-model ear now pays two ttlrds of his total auto instwae I11 for coverages that pay tor vehicle , repair or replacement. Only one thrid goes for coverages that pay for personal injuries." Instead of blaming the insurance company for the high cost or auto insurance, American motorists should changetheir tastes in car design, which, of itself, could lead to greater consider- ation of the functional, rather than the ornamental, by auto manufacturers. CHAMBER NEWS AND VIEWS >.:::::::::::\>.:::..'..:.::g..:v DO YOUR EMPLOYES KNOW? :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: B Y CA LV IN ORAW Many of today's workers fre- quently think of their jobs only in terms of the wages tbey earn. But iFthey had to PaY for all the benefits they now receive as part of their jobs, and for which employer s pay, their paychecks would be reduced by more than one-quarter, they Chamber of Commerce of the United States reports. These empt0ye benefits long ago outgrew the term "fringe benefits," and now average 27.9 per cent ofempl0yerpayrolls. In terms of dollars and cents, this means that for every $100 in wages a worker is paid, his employer PrOvides additional benefits aFeragillg $27.90. The latest National Chamber survey shows that the 1,116 compardes which participated were paying an average of over 98 cents per payroll  hour for empl0ye benefits lastyear. This represented an increase of 330 per cent in benefits of a 20 - year period,  Is 19 per cent higher than the 1967 figures. These benefits include not only payments of the employer' spor- tton of legally required pro- grams, such as Social Security and tmeraplt,ravnt and work- men's compensation, but also a wide variety of other benefits. Chief of these are pensions and insurance; restperiods and sick leave; vacations, holidays and other time not worked; and ape. cial bonuses, awards, and profit - sharing plans. Ninety - nine per cent of the surveyed companies reported payments for various kinds of insurance: Life, sickness, ac. eident and hospitalization. Pension payments were also widely reportede with 86 per cent of the firms maintsiniRg such programs for their em- ploye s. The dramatic growth of era. ple benefits Is further illus- trated in a comparison of bene- fits paid by 146 firms which par- ticipated In the National Cham- ber's survey of 20 years sgo. In 1949, these companies paying benefits averaging $547 a year per emplQye. Last year, these same firms had raised average benefits to an equival- ent of $2,498 mmually, an in- crease of 357 per cent. The term "fringe benefits" no lovger adequately describes what has become an increas- ingly im4ortant adjunct to the average worker' s job. TICKLE BOX by Ted Tr0gd0n lt4Z "You md your su lmflud" by Jackie / \\; \\; \\; \\; \\; \\; \\; ,/ / / / /"" we thank thee . . . I 0 IIl 0 0 0 0 0 00 0 00 000 ,llI 000 O 0 0 0  " .: H erald Mailbag l (The following is a ec of a letter sent to Rep. John Mel- cher .) Dear Mr. Melcher; At a time when thereisright- fully so much concern over rite National economy, this valley around Sidney has received aft- nancial setback which many be- lieve totally unnecessary. You know Sidney is dependent upon the Holly Sugar company almost completely foe its pros- perity. This season the local- management of the compar called the beet growers at 10:30 a.m. to announce they would take no more beets. Some growers had several trucks loaded for murning delivery. They were told to dump them in their own fields. Beets were taken tomlll by some who pleaded for the company to test them to prove the beets were processible, but the management refused. The compa has not had one remelt this season, whichwould have happened if the beets had been damaged bY freeze. In fact the sugar is of htgber qual- ity than other years. The only reason for refusing the beets is that the comparO" has enough to run a campaign for as long as they wish, Mr. Melcher you know what hundreds of acres of unharvest- ed beets mean to these farm- ers. Many c the small one own- er farms cannot survive and families will be added to the relief rolls. There Is no al- ternative for them. A petitin will be circulat- ed to be signed by all concern- ed about the welfare of the comnmnitY requesting Holly Su- gar Compmw to send company and uui0n personnel here tolis- ten to grievances of flagrant violation cf the union contract, because they do not want the additional financial loss of a strike. We need help. Please use your influence to have thismatterin- yes,gated. Thank you so nmch. A ConstiUmnt P. S. The letter to Mr. Mel- eher is signed with n signa- ture. Editor, The Herald; Some weeks ago members of Congress expressed a desire to be home and were undecided about seeking re - election. Shortly thereafter It was re- ported that Ralph Nador would Investigate congress with a lOO man task force. It is also rum- ored that one of hisralderswill take a look at the proceedings of the Montana Con. Con. About 12 years ago it was charged that the builders of the costly Montana State Capitol belildtng had made quite a"prot- it" on the foundation by putting in rubble and cheap cement. This writer examined tbis and found it to be true, as theplast- er had fallen off exposing the jerry-built foundation. Now, up til now, it appears the delegates who will write a new constitution will build a costly superstructure which ignores hastc principles that should be the foundation of any consti tution. One example: The earth and man are mutu- ally adapted to each other; be- long together. Man cannot live without it. Whatever right he has to his Hfe, he has the same right to the earth as the sole means by which his life is pos- sible. A child born into a rich fam- ily may inherit a vast amount of productive property; far beyond his needs and his due. A child born to a poor family is denied an right to this earth; the land that God gave man for his sus- tenance and support, a right granted to all animals by the laws of God and nalm'e. Those who do notWant tohear the truth, but only that which pleases them, will say: "But the founding fathers Intended them to he equal under the law." All ignoring the fact that that Inheritance Is the law, and it is by the laws of inheritance that they are made unequal. H we are to judge tomorrow's promises by yesterday's per- formances then it appears that in general, delegatesin the state will ignore the basic rights of the people which are funda- mental to a free society. If Ralph Nader finds due cause to spotlight the Con Con proceedings, then some of the elected might wish they had lost instead of winning on Nov. 2. Candidates knew that they had to "swim with the tide" toget elected, but now might speak with more candor. But this is doubtful. They have not spoken in the past for a more harmonious so- cial order. Nor do they seem to be aware that it was to protect these rights that governments were instituted snoWmen.Nor have they given aw indication that they are aware that a con- sfltution is for the expresspur- pose of protecting people from government, to assure the rights and liberty ofthaindivid- ual; as Judge Maxwell of North Dmkota recently reminded us. We will see the last of tur- moil, the last of maledictions, vulgarity and other bad exam- ples set by men in 'qdgh" places; the last of public liars who set one group of honest people against another; the last of conflict when these wrongs are righted. But not before. C. E. Donoelly 503 N. Merrill Ave. N. Glendive, Montana Editor, the Herald; Writing and asking what you and your readers think of the deal the farmers get when the going gets rough. Holly sugar should take the beets if they coraract them. If Holly would get rid of tbeir antique equipment, Hofferville could get their beets out. That old antique was brake down six and one-half clays of working hours. One man kept track ot time. That plier was made somany years ego - guess farmers have to go back to horse and wagon, as they can't handle heavy trucks; there's no way to get rid of the mnd. If they can't get a different outfit, shut down! We farmers hire help, who can only sit and stand nervously waiting for that antique to be fixed. Then it's | fixed with junk -- that s all they can get for those antiques! Why don't they do Sidney a favor and shut down. We can get better outfits. Disgusted Beet Farmer Responsibility Of Snowmobiler The familiar grind of snow- mobiles Is again puncturing the mctmtaln silence where snow Is deep enough for the vehicles to navigate. This season, how- ever, there will be something new. Each machine will bear a decal in 1972 and the noise level should be considerably less. Orville Lewis, clef of law enforcement for theflsh and game department, says that judgir from the Inquiries he has had, snowmobilers are still fuzzy as to what their responsi- bilities are. Following  an- mers to smm of the . monly asked queation QUESTION: Must I register my Icbine with the fish and gsme commission? Registrar of Motor Vehicles. Proper procedure is to first apply for a certificate of own- ership with the proper co*.mty treasurer. The applicant will receive from the treasurer two certificates of registration. One must be mailed tothe Reglairar of Motor Vehicles with a $2 fee. Aa owner's certificate will then be sent to the applicant. When taxes, are paid and an owner's certificate received, persons may then apply to the Board of Equalization for a $1 decal. The decal mustbe placed on the registered vehicle and renewed each year. UESTION: Who do I contact about snowmobile violations? ANSWER: Entorcement of snowmobile laws is delegated ANSWER: NO, Snowmobiles tovarlous agenelea. Gamewar- must be registered with the dens enforce provisions that relate to mufflers, shooting, and violations that involve game birds and animals or fur- bearers. County sheriffs and municipal police enforce pro- visions of the snowmobile act wttbin their respective areas of jurisdiction. State Highway patrolmen are involved with violations upon public streets or highways. QUESTION: May I shoot from a mmwmobile? ANSWER: No. It is illegal to discharge a firearm from or upon s snowmobile. QUESTION: I was told that I must have a muffler on nw machine. Is s correct? ANSWER: With some except- ions involvinS competlve events, every mewmoblle must be equipped at all times with noise suppressiondevices. This includes an exhaust muffler, in good working order and cow stant operation. After June 30 of 1972, new snowmobiles will have to be equipped for sound suppression before sale. The commission will consider sound suppression regulations during their December, 1971 meeting. QUESTION: If I do not in- tend to shoot animals, may I chase them with a snowmo- bile? ANSWER: Persons may not use snowmobiles or vehicles of any kind to drive, rally o harass game animals, game birds, furbearing animals or livestock. Livestock owners m drive their own livestock or may direct others to drive their own livestock. Thanksgiving begins in the heart, not at the thought we wish each and everyone of you a Thanksgiving. Our special thanks to our favorite ! Cornelia for his graPhic Thanksgiving sketch ill Herald. If you think you think, what is the greatest thought . . . then listen It can he traumatic and This week is a ings at the Herald. The returned from a jaunt ferred to (with tongue- the southland. Would you 800 miles south is NOT the No way. In southern more snow and yuuchhy weather than we do, need make no apologies! In spite of their we are STILL holding the edge on sunshine and Our advertising manager, Dennis Benth, ran fltetie dog lover Friday who took exception to last week concerning the dogs who killed the dog lover felt the canines got the short end of the Just to straighten the cotton - picken' dogs too. Personally, I was brought up in cow aren't necessarily nay bag.., but anybody killing dogs is carrying canine adoration too bet rny warm, wooly sheepskin the griper sheep on the place! While you digest Thanksgiving and begin to ing Christmas season.., consider aHerald on your gift list this year. Call 482-2706 for detailS.- Way Back When. SEPTEMBER 15, 1911 Lost between Mondak and Sidney, by Jim Sept. 1, two spools of 80 rod, painted wire. Return t ware for reward. Speaker Clark will reply to President Taft's A most enjoyable dance wasgiven by Friday evening in Bettey's Hall. Miss Lela Johnson has been appointed Girard Post Office. DECEMBER 5, 1935 Mrs. Lillie Nevins and children visited sund' Putnam home. Mr. and Mrs. Herb Heir and children Pass with Miss Jo Duda. Mrs. Fred ney, Saturday. Mr. and Mr s. J. Lake hey, Saturday. MAY 2, 1957 Tuesday evening, AI Schmitz visited at the Gerald TOPp has enlisted for four ye is now in training in San Antonio, Tex. Bill Ochs is doing some plowing for Mrs. Gunderson and Gilbert visited last | with Mrs. Florence Oogh. ': IIIIlBIIBIIfllImlBIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIII IIIIIII I STEPHEN, MINN., MESSENGER: "We to some of the government bureaus which are ways to spend our money. It seems that a major government egeney was ordered to studY obtained a flea with ahighlQ,placedit on his desk eeeded in training it to jump over hisfingers on Then he removed two of the flea's legs. the flea still jumped. Two more legswere removed. responded to command. At last the final two legs  'Jump' the research director commanded. The director then wrote his lengtby report on the ing that: 'When a flea loses all six legs, it WEST COLUMBIA, S. C., JOURNAL: "The zation depends upon the cooperation sential to understand the necessity that the tary and not compulsory. Voluntary cooperatiOn, free will of individuals, represents Compulsory cooperation, regardless of the it, inevitably creates individual dissatisfactiOn paled when the pressure is lifted." ORANGE, MASS., ENTERPRISE AND JOUR N' we are being ehaked to death by welfare costs by a sharp rise in family breakups, and the costs for everyone who falls in low income levelS. irresponsibility in this nation is fantastic. money to help an irresponsible people and nation responsible and disciplined people can survive. going to become responsible and disciplined?" GOODLAND, KANS., NEWS: "Ever want write your Congressman or Senators? Bud did they probably never see your correspondence your feelings they will vote on the many way they want to? Chances are you are wrong voice isn't heard. Your Congressman and your hear from you. They want to know how you feel of legislation. Next time you feel like s them - do It!" p vvcc cAc5 I N OeCAqSE THffY buEl.E A HA ,Ai @ o I THE SIDNEY HERALD I A cor00a00on @ JACKIE ANDERSON, Publisher : BONNIE DITScHMAN, Editor : VIRG BOEHLER, Production SuPt. Offical Newspaper of Richland County, Mont. every Wednesday at Sidney, Montana. BusineSS North Central Ave 59270 ; Subriptloa Rata ' $6.00 per yur in Rkhknd and MeKen $6..50 Ehewlm, e in Montana - $8.00 Ot 19.50 in Foreign Countries - Servicemen A Second class postage paid at Sidney, . 00A'IBN00L R I IVEI00PJ4PE "&0000000000 OIOO@O