Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on September 5, 1957 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 2

Fayette, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, September 5, 1957
Page 2
Start Free Trial

VGA Established in 1914 SECOND CLASS MAIL PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED AT FAYETTE, IOWA »,..,. jrr NAT | 0N 1 Q ( lOUJfl PRESSV r n ~~sT7~ I J \1woufli10n } Q / i&m-y i 0 IT O R I A t 1 ASTOCG-ATHZN 1 V vj / A 1 M t 1 A 1 1 MT MM 1 DONALD L. KIMBALL WAYNE BARNES BILL FINCH JAMES R. SHAFFER MBS. FRANK CUMMINGS MRS. RALPH DICKINSON Publisha Linotype Operate Printer Maynard Advertising Manager .... . Maynard Correspondent Lima Correspondent EDITORIAL LAFAYETTE — FREEDOM WAS HIS CAUSE As all school kids know General Lafayette was a Frenchman who came to America during the Revolutionary War to help General Washington win independence from the British Crown. Tomorrow (Friday) will be the 200th anniversary of the birth of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Gilbert du Motier, better known as just Gilbert du Motier (Gilbare du Moe tee ay) and better yet known as the Marquis d'Lafayette. Fayette, Iowa is one of several cities in the United States named for this general of the Revolutionary War. Perhaps it was. as history books tell us, that Lafayette came here "to serve the United States with all possible ieal, without any pension or particular allowance. ." But France was nevertheless a good place to be out of (if you'll pardon the preposition) about that time. For, while Louis XVI was playing with his padlocks, France was on the verge of revolution and Lafayette was of noble blood —the same kind that flowed when the heads of noblemen were severed from their bodies. The editor well remembers learning of Lafayette when he visited an old home along the Cumberland River in Tennessee, while a soldier. Lafayette used to stay there and was a guest during his visit to America in 1824. Anyway, the adventuresome young. Marquis first learned of America's struggle in 1776 at a dinner party. He was told by the Duke of Gloucester who was a brother to King George III, a German prince who coudn't speak a word of English. In 1777 Lafayette wrote to his wife: "The happi" ness of America is intimately connected with the happiness of all mankind; she is destined to become the safe and venerable asylum of virtue, honesty, tolerance, equality and peaceful liberty.'' Lafayette's prediction is true enough today. And while Fayette's Mayor is en route to the birthplace of the Marquis as a guest of the French Government, we should, take pride in thm fact that our city te named for so illustrious an individual. And we should harbor in our hearts the same appreciation for the freedom and liberty that he, as a Frenchman interested in America, must have had when he gave up his time and money to serve that cause. Returning to France in 1889 Lafayette was impris oned for several years by his fellow countrymen. He cautioned for moderation during a stormy revolutionary period. As the last surviving general of the revolution Lafayette visited the U.S. in 1824. James Monroe was President of the United States and Jefferson and Adams were still alive. On July 4, 191 7 an officer of the American Expe ditionary Force stood over Lafayette's grave and said: "America has joined forces with the Allied powers, and what we have of blood and treasure is yours. Therefore, it is with loving pride we drape the colors in tribute of respect to this citizen of your great republic, and here and now in the presences of the illustrious dead, we pledge our heart9 and our honor in carrying this war to a successful issue. Lafayette, we are here." Fayette County Beef Association Dinner September 12th Beef producers of Fayette County will meet at the Maynard Community Hall Thursday evening September 12th, according to Benton Harrison, President. ^Feature of the evening will be all the top grade beef you can eat, a short program and time to visit with friends. Tickets can be obtained throughout the county or by con" tacting the directors or County Extension Office in Fayette. 4-H Boys Demonstration Contest The 4 -H Boys Demonstration Contest was held Thursday, Aug. 22nd. Judge was Robert Hall, Delaware County Extension Di rector. First place went to Marvin Cumberland, Lamont, with his demonstration "Building Safe Bull Pen". Second place went to Harold Hanon and James Frieden with a demonstration on "Constructing an Electric fence 1 Third place went to Larry Schult and Wayne Wenthe on "Clipping a^>aiiy Cow." 5 SEPTEMBER 1957 Bible Comment: Spiritual Activity Is Necessary Part Of Any Building TTOW frequently in various communities the problem has arisen of whether churches or schools shall have the proper place or the place of pre-eminence. People say, "We ought to have a better church," or "We ought to have a better school building, but we can't afTord it." or "The time is not right for action." Yet, how often in modern times is it those who speak this way who have been most zealous in caring for their own comfort and in spending upon themselves? This was precisely the situation that the prophet Haggai faced in ancient Israel. The people who were saying that it wasn't the right time to build the Lord's House were living in their own well-built and comfortable homes. Haggai asks them very plainly whether this is wise building. He represents Jehovah as saying to the people that this is not the way of real prosperity. "Go up," says Jehovah, "to the mountains and bring wood, and build the House of the Lord." It is only in cooperation with the Lord that there can be in any society true and permanent building. Man must work with the forces of God in nature. But he must also work with the God of grace and righteousness and truth. Consider the communities that have given the proper place to religion and worship. Almost invariably they have been prosperous places. The Puritans in New England came to a region of the country much of which was barren with rock and great stretches of which were in marshes. Yet they built with permanency as they built faith and the recognition of spiritual values into their communities. It was this spirit of devotion which enabled them to make the best of all they had. This is the story of what has taken place in regions where men and women have given the primary place to religion. Credit Taking New Importance In Farming Credit is becoming an increasingly important tool in the farming and ranching business. This observation was made by Robert B. Too tell, governor of the Farm Credit Administration, Washington, D.C., at a meeting of Production Credit Association directors and officers in Omaha, Nebr., this week. "Increased productivity of the American farm has come primarily from substituting capital for labor," Mr. Tootell told the farm credit group. "Lenders must keep abreast of scientific developments in agriculture if they are to serve the changing credit needs of farmers," he continued. "They must be able to evaluate proposals by farmers and ranchers for credit to undertake new enterprises." "Farmer directors of Production Credit Associations keep these credit co-operatives in close touch with new farm trends as they are developing. This makes PCA's well equipped to ATTEND CHURCH EVERY Wtii: PRAY EVERY UAY cffURCH SCHEDULE Grace Lutheran Church J. D. Wangerin, pastor Divine Worship 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. First Methodist Church Paul L. Huicher, Mlnlftez Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning worship 10:30 a .m Wesleyan Methodist Howard W. Johnson- Pastor Sunday School 9:30 a .m Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Youth Service 7:15 p .m. Evangelistic Service 8 p.m. Prayer Service Thurs. 8 p.m. St. Francis Church Father John Rotkopi Sunday Masses: 7:30 & 10:30 a. ' Weekday Mass: 7:15 a.m. Confessions: Sat. 7:30 to 9 p.n • Well Drilling • Modern Equipment • Rotary Drill JOHN D. AKIN Ph. 2574 Day or Nite Lamont P. 2-58 Public Auction W. K. HUMPHRY HOME Residence and Household Goods In Fayette SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st KHUHinmiaHmnMumiiUMimmtHSHiimmH THANK NITE $100. This Saturday I IIIMIMillllllllllllll1l1IIB »»8WWPW »fHW ^BOT^^p^ iiii ! iiamnnnmriTHiw Sweaters For Lads WOOL SWEATERS PROVIDE ju»l the right protection agalntl cool Fall weather. Strong; wool! fiber* can wllhftand the rough I treatment given them bjr aetivej ladf. Colorful tkl pattern brightens' ..—> t — en n_ D-l . n -1 ' meet the challenges of the future," he suid. In the Xour-atate Omaha district, short and intermediate-term loans outstanding by PCA's reached an all-time high of more than $C1 million on June 30, 1957. Production Credit Associations are local farmer-owned credit organizations making short-term and intermediate-term loans for farm operating and capital needs. Some 250 directors and officers of PCA's in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming were in attendance at the Omaha Conference. CREEK-BOTTOM COMMENTS by Reuben Professional & Business Directory The offices of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have air-conditioning and lovely red carpet on the floor. They also have plans for the fiscal year of 1958, which call for reclaiming 150,700 "new" acres, and irrigation water to 93,600 acres. A 6-year project ending in 1960 is geared to a goal of one million "new" acres, and water to 1.5 million acres. The cost runs from §200 to $800 per acre, in many cases. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized the payment of hundreds of millions of taxpayers dollars in acreage reserve soil bank payments to induce farmers to rest their land, instead of adding to the already staggering quantity of stored surplus farm commodities. We don't know how far it may be from the Bureau of Reclamation over to the U.S.D.A. in Washington, but whatever the distance, the taxpayers could well afford to hire the "Solid Gold Cadillac" to take this first mentioned group of Bureaucrats over to visit the second group then perhaps for good measure knock a few (bone) heads together, in hope of some semblance of an understanding. We believe there must be some logical limit as to what the 88 percent majority of the American people will "stand for", in the way of multi-million dollar "aid" to the 12 percent minority of farm people. We again say it is high time to "sell" the U.S.D.A. and Congress the thought of a practical sensible conservation reserve soil bank plan, before the taxpayer majority rises up and demands that Congress kill the goose that lays the golden (Farm subsidy) eggs, • • • • • Now that school has begun again, we belatedly raise the question, WHY was the 4 -way stop left in effect at King Street- State Street intersection all summer long? We believe it an unnecessary and illogical impost tion to the motoring public driving those streets thru the school vacation weeks of summer. • • » • It's reported that a "city' Gine Wm. Singer '* Fayette, Iowa Phone 247 • PLUMBING • HEATING • WIRING • BOTTLE GAS WANTED MEN TO TRAIN FOR REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS iji Age 21 to 60. Mutt be residents of this county two or metre ill years. Competent appraiser* receive 1325 to $450 per month. Farm experience valuable. Write Box 1S8, Fayette, Iowa J1l :::::::»ii:i:iilii:iii»S:;»i!l:ilM MEN & WOMEN FOR ADDED INCOME' Reliable men or women for this area to handle World's Famous GILLETTE BLUE BLADES and GILLETTE RED (thin) BLADES Now being sold through a beautiful merchandising dispenser; the modctfn method of telling, mexch*ndls»> today ... an unusual opportunity to secure your future. Earnings up to $300.00 Monthly, To Qualify you must have $1,388.00 cash available for inventory, three references, a oar, five sparej hours- weekly, and must be able to start at once. This company will extend financial assistance to full time, if desired. This program is a dealership between the man ofc woman selected for this area and ACME SALES COMPANY and is not connected with GILLETTE SAFETY RAZOR CORP. However the product that it told through our dispensers has the advantage, of Millions of Dollars spent yearly for Advertising. This excellent opportunity 1* offered to a dependable > person who is interested in hit or her future. U'». an all cash business, depression proof, and no credit,risk. Do not answer unless fully qualified for the necessary time and investment. • Income starts immediately.. • Business is set up for,,you, • No selling or toUflUiw • Company secures original locations • No experience is necessary FOR A PERSONAL INTERVIEW IN, YOUR CITY WRITE ACME SALES COMPANY 6625 DELMAR ST. LOUIS. 5. Mo. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR WQNKiNUHJtBB DIAMONDS SILVERWARE JEWELRY AND ELGIN HAMILTON AND BULOVA WATCHES SAB0E JEWELRY WEST UNION, IOWA SCHNEIDER INSURANCE Life Aulo-Fire-Liabilily and Hospital Insurance 'Insurance you can depend on' PHONE BLUE 229 Fayette Radio & Television SERVICE Schneider Electrical Appliance Store Call 96 Fayette, la. DR. PAUL F. GOURLEY CHIROPACTOR Open Daily and Monday and Friday Evenings By appointment, closed Thurt. Lady Attendant Phone 82 Fayette BELLES FUNERAL HOME Prompt Courteous Service Ambulance Service Pbone 199, Fayette Fayette and Maynard Gene Wm. Singer PLUMBING & HEATING FAYETTE, IOWA Phone 247 for Your Plumbing Heating & Wiring Needs Insurance — Real Estate FAYETTE INSURANCE AGENCY Phone 14 BOB ANTHONY JOHN HOfMBYM YOUR FULLER BRUSH DEALER E. A. Underwood 214 Linden Street West Union, Iowa Dr. Harry 1. Robinson OPTOMETRIST Hoursi 9 a.m.—4 pja. Ph. 156 ofc. Fayett* Black 79 res, Iowa DR. E. J. DAHLQUIST Veterinarian Phone 171 Fayette. la couple took their 7-year-old son into the Swine Pavilion, on their tour of the State Fair, The lad took a look around, then said, "aw shucks, they're just pigs". John Hofmeyer or Bob Anthony ABOUT THIS QUESTION I believe it»y children are well trained to watch out for cars. But if they should be struck by one while walking or bicycling to school, would the Extended Medical Payments of my auto insurance pay their medical expenses? Fayette Insurance Agency . DAVIS REX ALL STORE <^^\ not a chance of an ink stainl SHEAFFEFCS NEW CARTRIDGE PEN the fountain pen that fills like a ballpoint! Fayette Phone 14 Extra cartridge* in Handy 5-Pack, 49c Other Shearfer Cartridge Pens, $5.00 and $8.75 Schools Started and winter's on its way Come in and see our selections of winter clothes Winter Coats MEN PARKAS and REGULAR • BOYS • GIRLS GLOVE-ETT Snow Boots $8.95 to $10.95 in Smoke, Black, White, Gray MEN'S FLANNEL SHIRTS $2.49 to $3.49 for those cold days ahead THERMO UNDERWEAR Yankee Doodle Men's Gloves 49c and 69c NELSON'S SHOE AND CLOTHING frOR YOUR BACK TO" SCHOOL t Fayette* Iowa

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 9,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free