Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on August 1, 1957 · Page 1
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Fayette, Iowa
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DSPT. OF HISTORY & A3CKIV35 ss :. ! ,oi:iSo 19, IOV;A tM.itebS.Hja Pwmlt No. 15 , Iowa VOLUME 42, NO. 5 Price Five Cents FAYETTE, IOWA Price Five Cents 1 AUGUST 1957 thru the week with the editor Fayette merchants are sponsoring dollar days this week. Recommend you stop in at the participating stores and pick up some bargains. • • • • • Had a good time at Governor's Days at Clear Lake over the weekend. Thought we'd have some time to swim and relax, but, the schedule planned for the governor, state officials, legislators and others was so crowded there was no time. • • • • Saturday morning the Miss Iowa candidates paraded before the legislature and officials. Thought they might want me to judge, but they never asked. • » • » • Afternoon saw Mrs. K attending her first tea with the legislative ladies honoring our governor's wife, Mrs. Loveless. And Mary is becoming a politician! • * • • Saturday evening the Governor's Banquet. We halppened to sit right across from Judge and Mrs. Loren Hullinger of Cedar Rapids. The judge is a UIU graduate. • » » • The evening show was put on by Clear Lake local talent and some guy and his dog, Peppy, a combination which appeared recently on Ed Sullivan. • • • • I didn't remember the guy's name but I did remember the dog's name. • • • • His little girl, 5, recited a poem: Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells and one stinkin' petunia. • • * • Sunday morning the whole legislature was ferried across the lake to the 1OOF Lodge where a fine breakfast was served. Union church services followed. » • * • All Republican members of th« legislature gathered at the Clear. Lake cabin of Lt. Governor *>nX Mrs. Bill Nicholas. * * * • • Coffee and many turkey sandwiches were consumed, with the most sandwiches eaten by the young Representative from Fayette County. Little Billy Nicholas III ran up to Mary and yelled to her grandmother, "Gramma, Gramma, I know her. I ate breakfast with her this morning." While the ladies chatted the legislators and leaders of the Republican party held a caucus on the front lawn. * * • * No news about a special session. The governor has enough money to run the government for a while, but he may levy a state property tax! * • * * Several of the legislators asked me if I were going to seek reelection. I only told them that it was expensive for me to serve in that office. No decision. Everyone ia running for some thing, however. One candidate for a. state office came up to me and said, "Do you think you can carry Fayette County lor me? My comment was: "You'll have to come up there and see the (peo pie. We don't try to tell each other how to vote!" * « • * • Leo Elthon, Governor 1954-55 upon the death of Governo Beardsley, said he would run fo governor in '58. Well, enough politics. You'll think this is a political column instead of a local as it was intended. Mrs. Paul Davis, Who is already planning for Christmas, has noticed that Becky McCormick is doing the same. When Lois went by Tuesday morning a little cedar tree in front of McCormick's home is decorated with colored toys and etc. as if for th.e holiday. • • • • See you next week. - -Don 3oing the plumbing and wiring for the new Cities Service Station at the corner of Main and State Streets is Gene William Singer and assistants. Shown above from left to right, Larry Maxson, FHS scn- or C58) who has been working for Singer's this summer, Paul Van Buren and Mr. ,Singer. (Leaderfoto) Mrs. J. W. Frye Entertains At Randalia On Thursday night, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fyre, Randalia, en- :ertained relatives and friends n honor of their son Robert, who s spending several weeks at lome in Randalia before return- ng to his employment in Europe. During the evening, he lectured and showed color slides of his ravels in Germany, England, •lolland, Austria, Italy, France, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and icotland. Robert Frye, a former army ntelligence agent in Korea, was employed as a civilian investiga- ,or with the Refugee Investigation Division at Nuernberg, Germany, investigating visa applicants for admittance to the Jnited States as immigrants. When the Refugee Relief Act of 1953 expired in 1956, Mr. Frye moved to Kaiserslautern, Germany where he is currently employed as a Social Studies teach- »r in, the Arne-rioon Hitrh. School ;here. He returns to Germany next month. RANDALIA SENIOR CLASS OF 1948 The graduating class of 1948 leld their annual reunion Sunday with a picnic dinner at the Delbert Streeter farm near Fay ette. Members attending: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ouass, Audrey, Rodney, and Kristie Lynn, Tripoli; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Grimes and Steven, Moline, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Carley and Ray Charles, Rolfe; Mr. and Mrs. Kieron Odekirk, Kent and Debbie, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Jack Riley, Worth, Illinois; Donald Streeter, Randalia; and Mr. and Mrs. Delber Streeter, Jean Anne and Rebecca Jo, Fayttte. Those unable to attend were Madalyn Rasmussen, Betty Rod- nivuez, and Mrs. Bob Pratt. Proctor Farm Sold Paul Van Buern has announcec that the Henry Proctor farm has been sold to Ralph Welch o Dunkerton who will take posses sion March 1, 1958. Fayette Dollar Days August 1-2-3 Mrs. Forrest Johnston of L'oggon visited Mrs. A. J. Fox a couple of days last week. Mrs. Johnston is the former Gladys Marulf, anil taught in the high school in Fayette from IH25-U»;>9. Several neighbors gathered at the home of Mrs. A. J. Fox Wednesday afternoon to help Mrs. Mary Smith celebrate her birthday anniversary. The afternoon was spent visiting with refreshments served at the close of the afternoon. Mrs. Smith received many beautiful cards. » * • • • Mrs. Russell Erion spent several days last week in Postville with her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Smith, assisting them in moving (o their new home. TOWN. Mrs. James Leverington was a uVgical patient in Palmer Memorial hospital in West Union ast week, she was able to re- urn to her home Saturday. • • • • Mrs. Harold Johnson is a patent in Mercy hospital in Oel- ivein. She has undergone major urgery. | _ Mrs. Ina Johnson returned to ''ayette last of the week from a visit with her son and family in Washington D.C. * * • . Mr. and Mrs. Charles Webb and three children left Saturday tor Cali VISIT M jeth and other friends and rela- lifornia where they will r. WSDDS si3ic-i, auza- :ives. Enroute they will visit the 31ack Hills and other places of nterest, and visit relatives and friends. • * • • Mr. and Mrs. Charley Wood of Jedar Rapids visited his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wood, several days last week. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Curtis and children returned to Fayette the last of the 'veek from Ames, where Mr. Curtis had been taking work at Iowa State College this summer. Mrs. Agnes Llewelyn suffered a heart attack on Friday. She was taken to the home of her son, W. L. Llewelyn near Randalia on Saturday. Mrs. Arlie .Sperry is visiting in Plattsville, Wisconsin for a few weeks. Mrs. F. B. Claxton, Mrs. Edna Lee, Mrs. D. C. Lewis, Mrs. Henry Hettler, Mrs. Paul Gourley, Mrs. Otto Finger, Mrs. Lorenz Wilke, Mrs. Jakie Yearous, and Mrs. Harold Schmidt and Mrs. R. R. Ei'ion will attend the W.S.C.S. Workshop in Arlington on Wednesday. • • • « « Miss Mable Knight was taken much worse and was taken on Saturday to the State University hospital for medical care and treatment. Mrs. Ed Knight and Carlton Knight and son took her to Iowa City. • • * • . Mr. and Mrs. John Schmidt of Sioux City spent several days the last of the week with his sisters, Miss Mary Schmidt, Mrs. Emma Johnston and brother, Harold Schmidt and family. smith and children are spending a few days with her parents in Epwurth. • « * * Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pickett and family visited friends in Morning Sun last week. • • • « » Mr. and Mrs. Wayne H'.irmcnce and family of Austin, Minnesota, have boen spending their vacation in the parental Oakley Davis home, returning to Austin Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Davis were Sunday callers in the Ira Ment/er home in Cedar Rapids. • » • • Following the services for Mrs. Otis L. Greonough at Grandview Cemetery, the relatives and some friends met at the Glen Greenough residence. Lunch was served by the Royal Neighbors of Fayette to about fifty people. Fayette May or To France For Lafayette Event l-AYKTTE — Mayor Hoscoe Cousins will leave for France where he will atten anniversary observances of the 200th birthday of Gilbert du Motier, it was announced here today. Mayor Cousins, magistrate of one of several towns in the Unit ed States, named in honor of Gilbert clu Motier, better known in American history as the Marquis d'Lafayt'tU-, will leave tlv U.S. in August aiul spend St-p- tember (illi, 7t.h, tilh and S)th in France at the <ibsi>rvance. The French Committee in charge of the affair informed the Fayelte Mayor of this by letter- Monday morning. Mrs. Cousins will attend the gathering al.su. Progressive Fayette Merchants arc sponsoring a big dollar day weekend, August 1, 2, and 3rd. Stores participating will offer rugular priced merchandise at special prices in this mid-summer promotion. Thank Nile for Dollar Days weekend will be $25.00 to be k'ivL'ii to some lucky registrant. Tlu- name will be drawn some- lime Saturday evening. Chamber of Commerce officers urge area shoppers to try Fayette for Dollar Day bargains. 'Mrs, Sam Shepard who was a patient in West Union Palmer Memorial hospital several days last week, was able to return to her home on Sunday. » « • * Mrs. Cleo Moore was a surgical patient in Palmer Memorial hospital in West Union last week, and was able to return to her home on Friday. * • • « Rev. and Mrs. Erward Bellows are in Rochester for medical care and treatment. Rev. Frank Cass took them to Rochester by car. Glen their Sunday visitors in the Gruenough home were daughter and family, the James Gehrke's and three boys.of Evansdale, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Keen Brown of Cedar Falls were afternoon callers. Local Children In Dance Instruction * Local children under the dancing enstruction of Mrs. Marion Schatz of West Union and wh< particSpater 'her recent revue are Peggy Hofer, Roberta Gage Rachel Gage, Joyce Gage, Mic key Gage, Mary Ann Oowles Becky Kraphl, Paula Gould, Su Crafton, Dennla Stannard an janis Stannard. Mrs. Ethel Clark is enjoying a 3 week vacation from her duties at University Clearners. She wil! visit friends r.nd relatives Iowa City, Cedar Rapids Independence, Waterloo, and Cedar Falls. • • «' « Mr. and Mrs. Ridley are visit ing Mr. and Mrs. E. 'A. Billing! and other Fayette folks. Both Mr and Mrs. Ridley are former Fay ette residents. 'ouring of the first cement into the foundation of the new Cities Service station ht>re in Fuyette took place last week. Pictured above is John Fuller, manager of the Spahn and Rose Lumber Co. at Maynard, who deJiyated th". first batch of ready-mix cement Bcmnrrgtoh UIU TO Begin 1957-58 Year September 8th FAYETTE — Upper l.iwa University officials announced Unlay that the 1957-SB sc)n,o] year would open on Sunday, September fl, with a banquet for freshman and transfer students. New students will have baltorie.s of tests on Monday, and Tuesday arid registration for all students will get underway on Wednesday, September 11. Freshman orientation will include a banquet, test, counseling sessions during a trip to Backbone State Park, mixers arid class meetings. -las Enmergency Appendectomy Lois Bennington, daughter of Vfr. and Mrs. Glen Bennington, ubsided to an emergency appendectomy last Sunday evening. She is reported to be doing; well nd will be home soon according o relatives. uests In Vlary Thomas Home Mrs. Geo. Smith, also Mr. and VIrs, Bernard Linrie of Chicago, ivere guests in the home of their ister and aunt, Mrs. Mary Thoin- is from Friday till Monday. FUTURE CITIZENS — Some more of Fayctte's future citizens are shown above. They are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nefzger of Route No. 1. Pictured from left to right are Cindy, age U, Nancy (i, and Robert, Jr. 5. Dick Smirl Wins $25 Thank Nite Dick Smirl of Fayette wo last SatuMays Thank Nite b claiming it at Howard's Texac Station, it was announced by Elmer Nelson, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and •chairman of the Thank Nite promotion. Dean Kenyan of the Kenyan Motor Company will assume chairmanship of the Thank Nite Promotion for August. of TOP AND OUT1 One of northeast Iowa's popular and leading dy Van Bogart of Fayette, is shown above as he calls ? ^ "e recent tournaments at the F»S field. A .how- P bottles and vegetables put the umpire out of the game He to be recovering at a nearby hospital fro» wounds received Westfield Whirlwinds The July meeting of the Westfield Whirlwinds was held at the home of Jim and Gary Maures. The topic "Eating Habits" was given by Janis Bennington. Jim Maurer demonstrated the Proper way to s'hine shoes, and a report 'on 4-H Boys Short Course at Ames was given by Donald Gray. Jim Maurer - Reporter Brown Becomes Iowa Safety Commissioner Today Russell 1. Brown Thursday became the youngest state safety commissioner in the covmtry as he took over the top administrative post in the Iowa department. of public safety. Brown, 32, became acting public safety commissioner today under an appointment by Crov. Hefrschel Loveless. He succeeded Clinton Moyer who has resigned to return to private law practice in Marion. As a career safety man, Brown is the first non-political appointee to hold the safety commissioner's post. He is a registered Republican but has not taken an active part, in politics He holds a master's degree in safety education from Iowa State Teachers College in Ceddi' Falls and he was formerly midwest traffic consultant for the Nation al Safety Council, Chicago, 111 UIU Plays First [lame Sept. 14th FAYETTE — The 1957 Upper !owa University football sehed- ile will t-i«t underway with a ion-conference h o m e o>pener iKJiinst LaCros.se State Teachers •olleKe in Fuyette on September U. The annual homecoming cele- iration will be held on October 2.(t with Simpson college provid- the opposition. Parent's Day will be held October 12. Upper Iowa University 19S7 Schedule Football Sept. 14 LaCrosse State H. 7:30 Sept. 21 Bucna Vista T. 7:30 Sept. 2tt Wartburg H. 7:30 Oct. ;i Iowa Wesl'eyan T. 7:30 Dubuque H 1;30 Central T 7:30 Simpson H. 2:00 Luther H 1:30 Out. 12 Oct. 1U Oct. 20 Nov. 2 Nnv. 9 Parsons T. 1:30 James Shaffer Visits At Home James Shaffer, who is working at Vinton, spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Shaffer. He will return home this Thursday. Albert Bailey has announced that 'Saturday, August 3rd, will be Forget-Me-Not day in Fay- utte. It is sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans and local youths will sell the {lowers. In November, 1955, Brown took charge of the state safety education division. Since that time tin division has established nine (river improvement schools in the state for rehabilitation of Irivers with records of accidents and moving traffic violations. During the pwiod, Iowa also ms become the lending stale in .he nation in expanding driver education in schools through use of the Aetna Drivo-Trainer, equipment which allows train 1 ing of more students in a shorter period of time and gives expert* ence in hazardous driving situations. More recently, at the direction of Gov. Loveless, Brown OTUUII- ized and directed the first Women's Traffic Safety Conference at the state house in De Moint's. Brown takes over the safet.s commissioner's post us the state's traffic death toll is appruacliint, an all-time record pace. partiiient, for the past two years, has been working on a scientific approach to accident (pi^vention by establishing fundamental pro- Commenting on his plans as safety commissioner, Browi "Tho driver improvement pro- rum and the driver improvement schools are examples' of this ipproueh," Brown said. lie suid the department's policy will continue to be the building i| "basic safety programs backed ii|.> by us much valid research as we can obtain. "We will not go into p/rtograms for the sake of being spectacular," Brown said, "We will not have campaigns just for the sake -of having (.-Limpaigns. "For the first few weeks," he said, "I'm going to be concerned with measuring every continuing program the department has, "The questions I'll be asking are: Is it busic? Is it 'good bust- ness from the standpoint of our budget facilities? Is it getting a job done for safety?" Brown said. Brown is married and the father of two children. pointed out that the safety de-

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