Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on December 12, 1957 · Page 5
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 5

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, December 12, 1957
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THE DRIVER'S SEAT Detroit, noted I'm- its m;i.mnli- cienlly \v;iys, recently !I;K| 1,, a <l- niit defeat in ;i major lii-luv;iy safety effort and ;ii.;ree thai man has found a home hehmd lln> wheel of the aiitoiniiliilc. Knowing that liuinan i rror; are blamed foi- many fatal aei-i flun's, a major autoiiiohile nianii facture recently hied to eliminate the possibility of human on-oi "ii the highway in what '''•'' •' must logical way: replace human drivers with mechanical dnvers with mechanical devises thai would handle the automo- l.ile. At the (ore () f the mechanical ''' Vlrl ' 'hat was supposed to make mere humans obsolete was i radar unit. Feeler rays went ""' from the unit and slowed or slopped the test car when hazards were "seen" ahead. The unit seemed the perfect • "hiliim '" UK- highway accident pi'iblini. Accidents occur when (i;il ' :; hil something. Therefore, eliminate ihe possibility of hit- tinu something and you wipe out highway deaths. One of the first problems the engineers testing the unit had was when they tried to move the test car out of a parking space parallel to a curb. The radar unit, made to stop the car when there was anything ahead that it might hit, automatically put on the 'brakes. Several adjustments later, Ihe radar unit let the test car out of the parking space and onto the highway. In theory, the idea worked. As soon as a ha/.ard loomed up ahead, the radar unit sensed it and applied the rakes of the test ear. Hut just pulling on the brakes when there is a hazard ahead doesn't prevent an accident. For example, jamming on the brakes to avoid the car ahead puts you squarely — like a sitting duck — in the patn ot th(i speeding car behind you Or what happens when a four- year-old child, not wearing a metal shield, dashes into the street in front of the radar car? Nothing. Only metal activates a radar unit. On curves, the unit wenj. crazy. As the road curved to the side, the brakes went on because the radar unit kept seeing hazards directly ahead. However, as the car turned slightly and the ha/.- ards disappeared from directly ahead, the radar mechanism released the brakes. But because the car was not. completely through the curve new hazards appeared ahead. More brakes. A little turn. No brakes. Negotiat- ing a turn in the test was & scries of disconcerting, dangerous stops and starts. (More dangerous was cross traffic. The radar unit could not respond to cars coming out of a side road until it was too late. In brief, the engineers who tested the unit conceded that man, that bungling, inefficient and dangerous development, still is the best control unit that can be used in automobiles. 12 DECEMBER 1957 . stration on "Storing Ferlili/ers" as the program number when 10 members of the club met Monday evening, Nov. 25, at the home of Dennis Bigelow. Also present were ils leaders, Benton Harrison and Floyd Albc-r. On Thursday evening, Dec. li), all members and their families will meet in the home of Larry Alber for a potluck supper. Charles Reed Gives Demonstration At 4-H Club Maynard — Charles Reed, member of the Smithficld Live- wires 4-H club, gave a demon- THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION MONDAY, DECEMBER 161957 AT FARM LOCATED 2 MILES SOUTH OF FAYETTE ON HIGHWAY 150 OR 6 MILES NORTH-EAST OF MAYNARD. MONDAY DEC. 16 STARTING AT 12:30 10 COWS 10 4 GUERNSEYS 6 HOLSTEINS (SOME SPRINGERS) 4 HEIFFER CALVES — WEIGHT 500 LBS. (HOLSTEIN) 2 STEER CALVES — WEIGHT 600 LBS. (ANGUS) 3 HEIFFER CALVES — WEIGHT 300 LBS. (HOLSTEIN AND GUERNSEY) 50 HEAD FEEDER PIGS — WEIGHT 100-125 LBS. MACHINERY 1951 MASSEY HARRIS TRACTOR — MODEL 44 1954 MASSEY HARRIS MOUNTED CORN PICKER 1953 MASSEY HARRIS SEMI MOUNTED MOWER 1953 MASSEY HARRIS SIDE DELIVERY RAKE 1939 B JOHN DEERE (HI. COMPRESSION) TRACTOR AND NEW STYLE CULT 290 JOHN DEERE TRACTOR PLANTER - 100 RODS HEAVY WIRE JOHN DEERE 8 FT. TANDEM DISC, USED ONE SEASON JOHN DEERE CYLINDER CORN SHELLER JOHN DEERE 10 A HAMMER MILL ALLIS CHALMERS COMBINE STRAW SPREADER - NEW LOWKR PRAPER - SCOURKLEEN AND NEW STYLE PICK-UP IHC 4 SECTION HARROW — FOLDING DRAWBAR IHC ENDGATE SEEDER 2 IHC PLOWS —1-2 —16 1-3 — 16 RUBBER ON FRONT WHEELS DAVID BRADLEY TRACTOR SPREADER 1 40 FT. NEW IDEA ELEVATOR — POWER TAKE-OFF-DRIVE 2 RUBBER TIRED RUNNING GEARS 1 FLARE BOX 1 WAGON BOX 6 FT. BY 12 FT. WITH 26 IN. SIDES SET OF CRISS CROSS TRACTOR CHAINS ALL MACHINERY IN EXCELLENT MECHANICAL CONDITION. NEARLY ALL NEW SINCE 1951 2 SURGE MILKER UNITS 1 DELAVAL 618 SEPARATOR — NEW STYLE (STAINLESS STEEL) Many Articles too Numerous to Mention. HAY and GRAIN 5000 BUSHELS OF CORN 700 BUSHELS — OATS, WHEAT & BARLEY MIXED 1000 BALES CLOVER & ALFALFA HAY Some Household Goods OWNER Paul Van Buren TERMS CASH Nollwii« To B« Komov«d UntU Sottlod For AUCTIONEERS Not responsible for accident* CLERK — Maynard Savings Bank The women's Society of Christian Service will meet Wednesday afternoon, Doc. 4 at ihe home of Mrs. George Carley. Mrs. Dale Gordon will assist as co-hostess. Mrs. J. W. Frye and Mrs. Will Alley will present the Worship and program "You Are My Witnesses." Mrs. Hariy Arthur will present a special ' feature. Roll call to be answered by Favorite Christmas Carol. * • • . The Thursday Heading Circle meeting that was to he held Thursday at the home of Mis Mildred Miner was postponed because of the drifted yards. Bunco was played at two table-; at the Woman's Relief Corps meeting Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Pete Hocfl'ner. Mrs. George Carley received hi^.h. Mrs. Edith Schrader, low and Mrs. Fred Orbell, bunco. Mrs. Donna Johnson assisted as co hostess. » • * » Helping 'lay lor I'.riggs cele brate his birthday Wednesday evening at his home were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hnnche;t. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Ostrander, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Trewm and Mr. and vi: . IJuVile Spi a",m Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edmonds and Mike Lynch were Thanksgiving dinnr r guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mei rill McCormick at Sum ll'T • . • • Kev. and Mrs. Gale Hawhee. Howard and Hetty spent Thanksgiving with Mrs. Hawhoe's parents. .Mr. and Mrs. W.ir<l Cook al \Vaukon. * • • • Thanksgiving guests m the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Sorr.e were Mrs. Vivian llubbell ••"1,1 lamily of Maynard; Will Wells. Mr. and Mrs. David Wells and faim'y. Mr. and Mrs. Charles MeDride an.! l,-;nily, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar So,;, and two sons. • « * » Mr. and Mr.;. Dale Gordon, Mr. •'m.I Mrs. Ge,ir;;e lUihman and family: Mr. and Mr.--.. Cecil Kelly .'in ! I'aieily spent Tlianksgiviir.; in ',' e paren.al ( 'harles Gordon home m Fayelte. Mr. and Mi.:. Charles Conk of Wailkon were Sunday dinner guests of lii'V. and Mrs. Gale I iawhei . Mr. and Mrs. K.ivmond Geiseman of Simmer \veie Friday eve- 111111; vi.^Mor-; m the Leslie Oak.-. home. Mr. and Mrs. l',e n Turni'i' \v, : e Sunday dinner guests in the Walter Tiiiivr home near Fayette. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie .lack of Simmer were Friday afternoon caller., m the William Alley and Koherl Han.'hell home-, U.I.U — DEC. 17 F.H.S - F.H.S. Vista Dubuque DEC. 13 Elkadcr (L;-. yj ) - DEC. 17 Clerrnora ... •••';i (Boys & Girls) Here Here Hci-c Limestone and spreader trucks v.ic awaiting your order. Fayette Stone Co. Inc. TURKEY DRAWING The Fayette Chamber of Commerce will give away 20 FREE Turkeys — 10 on December 14th and 10| more on December 21st. DRAWINGS AT 2:15 P.M. Drawings will be on the Bank Corner. You may register for these turkeys at any Chamber of Com-| merce Store. KIDS- there will be a FREE Show for YOU on the 21st! Chamber Of Commerce FAYETTE. IOWA FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING LIST SOMETHING FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY Living Room Suits Dining Room Suits Bed Room Suits Rockers, Lamps and Rugs Mirrors and Pictures Springs and Mattresses End Tables, Card Tables Ironing Boards Hassocks, Clothes Hampers Bissail Carpet Sweepers SEE THEM AT DELSING FURNITURE Phon. 75M Maynard, la. ii:i : ;iiiiii;:;:!:ii!iii:;ii!i::ii:i:ii!!!iiii!i:i:!i-iiiiiiii:iii:iil|UJiiaijJi

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