Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on August 15, 1957 · Page 1
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Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, August 15, 1957
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OF HISTORY ft ICHIVES OIKBS 19 , VOLUME 42, NO. 7 Price Five Cents FAYETTE, IOWA Price Five Cents 15 AUGUST 1957 thru the week with the editor We enjoyed seeing many of our acquaintances briefly at the Old Timers meeting in Maynurcl last Sunday. Spent Friday and Saturday with the politicians. Doesn't look like the legislators will have to go bcick before next spring. Heard the joke about the bank looking for a cashier. Someone asked, "What's wrong with the one they've got," Answer: That's UK- one they're looking for. « » • * • We are certain the Lion Club wants to thank Ernie Verma/en lui ihe line program of Monday evening. « * • • Glen LJeiinington and 1 were talking last week about this 4-H thing you will read about in the editorial this week. Its a good idea. * • # « Mr. Ami- Any thing- for- Kay e tie will be against it, however. Whenever business is going real good for our lirend John Hofmeyer, you can see him smoking his cigar. • * * • L. V. Bonjour commented Tuesday morning — when he asked me what I was doing and I told him I was busy but not making any money — that they'll put you in Fort Leavenworth if you do. That's a federal offense. • « • • While away over the weekend, I picked up a local newspaper in a town quite a way south of lit-re. The editor had a column similar to this. His office faced 4th street, so he called it. FROM THE 4TH STREET WINDOW. Many minds of many youngster will be relieved of much anxiety when they read across the page about the beginning of that lovely school. ordeal known as Both ot my brothers, John Kimball and Robert Kimball, have caught the marital fever and both will be married within two days of each other in September. "Jack" in Portland, Oregon, however. The only one of us boys not caught is little Tommy, age 3. « » « * Speaking of the little brothers and sisters we noted how amazed several local people were, including Mildred Walker, about me having a little sister only 5 years old. We are currently reading a book by Sherwood entitled, ROOSEVELT AND HOPKINS. There are several references about a Mr. Corrington Gill, who worked with Hopkins during the late thirties when he headed the relief program and later as Commerce Secretary. Seems I heard of another Democrat named Gill. * * * • Hope I'M not branded a dan- FAYETTE SCHOOL THIRD HONOR STUDENTS at the Upper Iowa University commencement Thursday tire congratulated by President Dr. Eugene E. Garbee. They are, from left to right, Myrna Bird, Aurora; Coral Ann llalier- kajnp, Fairbank; Neil J. Lehthkuhl, Sumner; Richard L. Pedcrson, Fayette and Robert (.'. Witten baugh. Wadena. (Courtesy Register) TOWN FAYETTE LIONS CLUB HEARS A. A. SPEAKER gerous radical in Fayette reading about Roosevelt. for After all, wasn't it Von Claus- witz in his book on war that taught one to know his enemy. I suppose that might fit into the political world. • • • • • Then, you know, there are always those who "have it made." In this case I refer to Roger Otterstein and Bill Hughes. They walk up the street each day, slowly. They take <a break by Maurer's repair shop, then move up to Brown's Barber Shop, rest, move on to the bench in front of Mullin's and end up at Ralph's where they take a. long rest and get prepared for the long trek to the comfortable chairs on the Hughes lawn. * * • » See you next week. - -Don McCormick To Leave Fayette This Month Mr. and Mrs. David McCormick and daughter, Becky, will leave Payette the last of the month for Charleston, 111., where Mr. McCormick will teach in Eastern Illinois University. During the past year he was taught political science and economics in Upper Iowa University. Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Beck and children have gone to LeMars where they will attend a dancing program and short course. Following this they plan to go to Omaha for a visit before returning to Fayette. Mrs. Dale Maxson, Judy, Becky, Konney and Peggy and Mrs. John Fay and Doug are spending from Tuesday to Saturday at Clear Lake. They will be located in the Fayette cottage on the Methodist Camp grounds. « * • • A. R. Stepp opened his Mellon Stand Sunday Aug. llth which is located on Highway 150 north of Fayette about two miles. Mr. Stepp is noted for his delicious mellons, which he has been raising for over 50 years, and his father was a noted mellon raiser before him. Mr. Stepp has his mellons on ground located near Carman 111. this year, and he and his wife have been located there since mellon planting time this spring. At the stand besides both can- telope, musk mellons and rf wati-r- mellons they have tomatoes. The stand will be open from 9:UO a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day. • • • • • Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brownell and Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer attended the Old-Timers Reunion at Maynard on Sunday. * • * • Mr. and Mrs. Lysle Wouldridge returned the last of the week from a six day vacation trip thru northern Michigan. • * » • Miss Florence Ritchie spent from Wednesday until Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Clair Baker and family near Westgate, and she also visited other relatives and friends in the vicinity. • • • • Miss Kathy Shaffer and Dorothy Burget came by Osark Airlines from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids where they had spent several days with Kathy's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brattabo. Mr. and Mrs. Max Shaffer met them in Cedar Rapids and brought them to Fayette. • * * • Mr, Frank Downing, and Mrs. Max Shaffer took a group of teen-agers to the Teen-Age dance at West Union Monday evening. The group included Kathy Shaffer, Margie Downing, Elaine Kuhens and Charlene Mullins. Fayette — The Fayette Lions Club was privileged to hear an interesting and informative address Monday evening by a member of the Oelwein Alcoholics Anonymous club. The speaker was introduced by Ernest Vermazen, program chairman. In as much as no one knew the topic of the evening's address most were surprised and somewhat shocked when the speaker started with the words, "I am an alcoholic." He went on to tell of his own He joffted the group eleven years ago and said, "We don't quit forever, we quit for a day at a time." He added, "When I get up in the morning I ask God to help me through the day, because I know that I cannot do it myself; then in the evening I thank Him for giving me the strength through another day." The speaker said that he was found on a street corner in an area city by two members of the AA who first asked bun if he believed in God. "Then they asked me if I wanted to quit. I said "Yes!" "There are twelve stops in the AA program. But, before you begin you must WANT to quit. You must recognize that you are an alcoholic because thai is the basis for cure—you must first know the problem and roali/e that^you are a victim of it." He went on to give statistics which show that 50% of those who accept the cure stay with it. while 25% return to alcohol in sOllltr ••• *-j 1 ~~.~«ltei *..* rt, JV.KTV aren't intcreutcii, and he said, "I know some of that last 25% who are in the ground today." ''When 1 see a drunk walking down the street 1 say to myself. 'There, but for the grace of God, goes I." A keen interest in the program 25TH Potter Reunion Held Sunday The lifilh annual Potter reunion was hi III last Sunday at ine Kagle Point I'aik at Uiiliuque. Alter a picnic dinner a short business meeting \vas held. Officers elected were Mrs. Mae Hinkle. Waterloo. President. Mrs. irace Potter, Dubuque, Seere- iry Tn asm ei. Li tiers were read from Ihe anest and Hoy Potter and Mrs. la Potter Robinson families in 'alifornia. The Mrs. Jessis Pot er, Or wig family in Pboeiii\. \rix. and Carlton Kidder. Kennevick. Washington. Meeting place for next year ack Bone Park. Slrawbeny oinl. Those present for the day were Irs. Cora Lowe, Volga, Mrs. Mae lenkle, Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Ion Vondra and family, Phttts- illo, Wis., Mr, and Mrs. Danial 'oiler and family, Mrs. Grace "•otter and Richard Potter, Dubu- ue, Mrs. David Potter, Newton. Mrs. Viola Maynard, and Mr. nd Mrs. Ray K. Potter, Fayette. The oldest member present was 1rs. Cora Lowe, Volga and the oungest was Paul Potter Dulm- ue. shown by all members. President Robert Anthony called a meeting of UK tors for next M Board of Dircc- mday. Mrs. Howard Solomon, Miss Sylvia Sampson, Howard Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Zupke, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Muss, Miss Nellie Fleming and Miss Anna Wilson attended the. Wesleyan Camp Meeting at Charles City Sunday. • • • • Recent guest in the home of Mrs. Myrna Moellering and her mother, Mrs. Moser were, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pearson of Iowa City, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Friedlein, Lansing Michigan, Mrs. Gusta Friedlein and Mrs. Tillie Kidd of GuUenburg. Sharon Pattison is spending the week with relatives in Independence. * * • * • The 'Methodist Men's Retreat will be held Aug. 23, 24, and 25 at the Camp at Clear Lake. A fine program has been arranged and a number of the laymen are planning to attend. Rev. O. * • • J. Felter will be the Miss Marken Leaves For New Position Miss Edith M. Marken Mr. Levi Learn returned the first of the week from Elma where he had spent the past two weeks visiting his sister, Mrs. Tom Miller. guest speaker at the First Methodist church Sunday Aug. 18th. Rev. Huscher is on his vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Clement and two children of Des Moines, and Mrs. Mary Clyde of Syracuse New York, spent Thursday with their aunt, Miss Madge Benton Prof, and Mrs. P. J. Lorenz and children are moving to their new home on West Clark, the new house built a year ago for Mel vin Howard, who later left Fay ette. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tvrdck am laughters, Lynn. Ellen and Gai Ann of Berwyn, 111. were recent visitors in the Harold Schmidt lome. * * « * Representative and Mrs. Uon vimball were weekend guosl in the home of Hep. and Mrs. Krue:,l Kosek at Cedar Rapids. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Rwse returned the last of the week from a three week trip thru the west. .ind visiting their son, Donald Reese and family and other relatives in California. Rev. and Mrs. Wrn. Barr Dunkerton were guer.ts Wednesday last week of Mrs. Mary Smith. Sunday guests were Mi Mrs. Herman Hall of Oelwein, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Mooix and five daughters of St. Paul Minn. Mr, and Mrs. Erwin Walkei and Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Shep d spent the week end in Chero kee. Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Weyan are living in the Goeken apart ment on West Water street. * * • • Mr. and Mrs. Tom Shaffer an three sons of Cedar Rapids wer week end guests in the parent;. A. E. Wood and Israel Shaffe homes and with other relative and friends. Mr. Shaffer return ed to Cedar Rapids, but Mr Shaffer and three sons renrainc in Fayette for u longer visit. 7 UTURE CITIZEN —Grog Fay, on of Mr. and Mr: 1 .. Monle Fay >f Fayelte and grandson of Mr. nd Mrs. John Kay. is shown hove. Mr. and Mrs, Kldred Olterstein uid Roger returned Saturday •veiling frow a weeks vacation, 'ishing and sight-seeim 1 , in Dn- .ario Canada. • » * * Albert Martini! i:> in Waukon .his week at Hie County Fair. Mr. Vlailm has received many blue 'ibbons for his hogs. » • • « Mrs. Edward Bellows who has jcen a surgical patient al the Wethodist hospital in Rochester, Minnesota was moved on Monday (i the Suinner hospital by ambul- mce. Rev. Bellows who has been with her in Rochester returned to his home in Fayette. * • * • Mrs. Albert Martin 11, Mrs. A. J. Fox and Miss Grace Meyer visited Miss Chambers a patient SUPT. PiCKETT ANNOUNCES OPENINGS AND OTHER INFORMATION The Fayetle schools will open a. Ui'lO a.m. on Tuesday, September ;!nl fur a half-day sos.-.<m. All kindergarten pupils are asked to attend the Tuesday uuirniiu', Cession -• the scheduled half-day sessions for kindergarten pupils will start Wednesday with the county beginners attending the mm inns; session and the town beginners attending Ihe afternoon sessions. Kindt rgarten students living in the country will be returned home by bus at noon each day. The hot lunch program will .itart at noon, Wednesday t. niljer -Ith \\ith meal:, cu-.ting Ja conis. Mook> rental fees for thr year will be as fellows: Grades 1). ID, 11, and 111 (trades 1 and !! Grades r> and ti Grades '2, li, and -I Sli.lW S4.0I) $4.0!) S4.0i) and one Grades Kindergarten $3.00 The high school book fees are for textbooks only while the fees for ihe grades from kindergarten through grade eight include all workbooks used in those grades. Book rent may he paid for the entire year or hah may be paid each semester. There will be no advance registration for high school because grades 10. 11. and 11! were re!', ;slered last spring. Any high school pupils entering the Fay; tie school for the first time need only appear on Tuesday, Septembi r 3rd and complete registration at thai time. The Fayette school faculty is complete and assignments are a.; follows: -i:-..H.'iH't Den. 1 :' i K'tideT 1 ^" 1 '"-v Mrs. uarnara Meyer, First Grade Mrs. Lena Scluehtl, Second grade Mrs. Mary Brause, Third grade Miss Mildred Stevenson, Fourth grade. Mrs. Hulh Kverett, Fdlh grade Mrs. Charlene Nef/ger, Sixth grade. Mrs. .Jo Ann I'apell, Seventh grade. Mrs. Jessie Cook Honored On 82 nd Birthday About a do/en ncighhoi at the Martini Timm home afternoon, and surprised Mr.-.. Grace Stirk, Eighth grade Paul (.'. Hickett, Superintendent, 9th grade shop, adv. shop. Wayne Schichtl, Principal, U.S. history, world geography. James Kedel, Boys coach, gerer- al science, physical ed. Dean Curtis, Girls coach, world history, American government, physical education. George Capell, Mathematics and driver training. Mrs. Florence Lease, English and dramatics. Mrs. Margaret Pickett, Bookkeeping, typing, shorthand. Mrs. Blanche Ashby, Home economics anl hot lunch manager. Waller Farwell, Vocal music Krwin Goff, Instrumental music K. W. Scluvyharl, Physics, biology, agriculture. Heard custodian, Grant Davis .•\ssi.-iani custodian, Gerald Everett. Mot lunch cooks, Mrs. Margaret MeSwoeney and Mrs. Arnold lleth, Mrs. Janet Denker taught last year in the public schools of Mat ion. Iowa —- her husband will —*-*-——i '->«»K« » —rvsvct— AJ-Ult Ui'SilJf: '* mi's, at> Ann crapeii previously tnughl sixth grade in the Fayette schools. Mr. Dean Curtis taught at Collins, Iowa last year. Mr. Erwin Goff who has been employed t,i teach instrumental music three days a week at Fay- elte, divided his time between IJristow and Wadena last year. C'ouk on her ; met Tue:,. Mrs. ICi nd birth- Legion Teen-Age Party Thursday The American Legion Auxiliary is having Thursday night Teen-Age Party at Ihe Legion Hall starting at H:()(). Admission will be charged and refreshments served. m St. Lukes hospital Kapids, on Thursday. in Cedar Mrs. Harold Johnson who has been a surgical patient in the Mercy hospital in Oelwein, has been able to return to her home. She is reported gaining slowly. « • * * Miss Lorn a Bates of Austin, Minnesota spent the week end in the R. 'M. Dewing home. (Continued on p'age six) Kuhens Reunion This Sunday The annual Kulien family reunion will be held this Sunday, August 18, at the K lock's Island Park in Fayelte, according Margaret Larson, Secretary. to Mr. And Mrs. Ned Ash Visit Here Mr. and Mrs. Ned Ash of Vista, Calif., are visiting in the Art. Crowford home. They and Crow- fords, Roger and Joan Lund ate Sunday dinner in the home of Mrs. Harold Ash. Local People Attend Lutheran Conference Kev. .). D. Wangerin and Elmer Nelson of Fayette attended Ihe annual conference of the Lutheran Church Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. New York Visitors In Davis Home Visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Davis of Fayel te Tuesday evening were Mr. and Mrs. George Dawson and Virginia of Rochester, New York, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Whitley. Bruce Bowersox Entertained By Governor Loveless Des Moines— Bruce Bowersox of Fayette, Iowa, an administrative' assistant for the Democratic Slate Central Committee of Iowa was entertained last Saturday evening by Governor and Mr a. Horschel Loveless at the Executive Mansion in Des Moines. .Mr. Bowersox and other Democratic leaders from around Iowa were attending a meeting of the parly in Des Moines. left Saturday 'for DeKalb, 111., where she will rejoin the English faculty of Northern Illinois University, beginning in September. Miss iMarken was <a member of the English department of Uppdr Iowa University last year. Before coming to Fayette she taught in Northern DeKalb. Illinois University at Sharon Brown who has been visiting her grandparents in Maynard, returned home on Wednesday. « » • • • • The outside telephone booth which has been located ton the Iowa Oil Company property on Main street has been moved to a new location, on city property, just off the intersection on Main and East State street. • * * * Dr. and Mrs. Harold Copp a're moving this week to Kalumazoo, Michigan. Dr. Copp has been an instructor this past year at Upper Iowa University. . •> Mr. and Mrs. Roy Metcalf To Note Golden Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Roy Metcalf, Fayette, will celebrate their Golden .Wedding • Anniversary SjUnday, August 18. A pot luck dinner for the family and relatives will 'be served at noon. . Open, house will 'be held from 2:00 till 4:30 P.M. at the Farm Bureau Bldg. at Fayette. Friends and neighbors of the couple are invited tq- Call during the afternoon. Minerva Jewette and M'athew LeRoy Metcalf. were married 1, 1907' at> Afirinea'polis, Minnesota. They spent the first three years of their married life on a farm near Scott, then they moved to their home near Fayette where they lived until they retired and moved to Fayette in 1948. Thf'-y have two children, Leo and Alice ('Mrs. HeVb Brown) of Fayette, five grandchildren, Mrs. K. O. McMuster, and Jim Metcalf of Oelwein; Ted Metealf of Cody, Wyoming; Jerry and Ronald Brown of Fayette; und nine great grandchildren. OLD TIMERS' DINNER was served Sunday noon by the ladies of the Mayrvard Legion Auxiliary pictured above, . , .

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