Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on March 6, 1958 · Page 1
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r~:i. OF n Lr,o .'Jil.iyj 10 r 10.'. A VOLUME 42, NO. 36 FAYETTE, IOWA Price Five Cents thru with the editor We enjoyed Sunday with Mrs. J. D. Parker and Dorothy; a spendid dinner of cornish hen and wild rice along with many recollections of our Fayettc. ttw How many recall the time the Erion kids were playing post office and . delivered some of their parents' love letters to the neighbors? ttw Hope you enjoy our article about the 1908 paper appearing on this page. As long as we're delving into past material from and for our senior citizens, we're also starting a column for our younger folk, to be seen on page three next week. ttw Mrs. Dean (Joy) Curtis has a new name. It's Cookie. And in case you wonder where she got it you might ask her about the day she tried to help Lucy Smith, who was busy with the little ones. Seems she (tried) to make some cookies and something went wrong. Ever hear of inflammable cookies? But, don't think she's not a good cook, because she is. We've eaten at their house several times. ttw Joy still doesn't know where we got the information. ttw Sunday was the day Rev. Huscher baptized Kent Ray and Kim Kay Van Bogart. We don't know which one but by one's "precapt and example" the younger generation quite made it known that they were there in quantity. Isn't it amazing how an utterance of one of the little ones in ah audience will arouse the otihers and they carry on some sort of a conversation? ttw Another quaint remark by Fletcher Knebel: "Democrats celebrate the silver anniversary of the New Deal. It was just 25 years ago that people quit going broke individually—and decided to do it as a nation." ttw Laat time we quoted Knebel we had a pleasant note from our good friend, Mrs. Carrie Talcott of Randalia -who is also an ad- rnirer of his. ttw Ruby Shaffer has been active in setting up a local talent show in which local people will perform. We promised her we'd sing and play the violin but unfortunately we have to make a talk that evening to the Fayette County Medical Association. ttw While on Joy Curtis we might a s well add another one. The other day Carl Master's walked into Scott Linge's doctoring place and she said to Scott: 'Max Shaffer is out here to see you." ttw It was good to see Mrs. Alta Watt back in Fayette. We believe she has been spending the winter in Calmar. ttw Nelson's has a new line of swell yard goods in which you ladies might be interested. ttw Bob Lewis, who has really shaped up Fayette's Variety Store, tells about his little granddaughter in a hospital in Marshalltown. She has been on a restricted diet and said to the doctor: "Man, go get me some mashed 'tatoes." ttw Also, there's a real line of these little placards with clever remarks on them at the Variety store. One says, "You drive a car at 40 mph but at 80 mph you re aiming it." ttw See you next week. Church Group To Meet March 15th The 1 commit Ue \n orgamy.c a Fayctte County Inter-Church Youtli Fellowship will meet in the home of Hep. and Mrs. Don Kimball in l-\\yt Ue on Matvh '-X Saturday. iPlans for the first meeting of the youth will he made and re freshments served. The organi/ation committee consists of Mi'.,. (i. A. Van Norstrand of HawLeye, Rev. Charles Bixby of \Ve.-;l Union and Re-.:Don Kiir.ball ot Favetle. MEMORIES OF PAST PRESERVED 6 MARCH 1958 F.\Vr;rrr — <>m . . looked at the bound volumes of many years publishing and said. "T.T re j: 1 . the history of my life." His birth, his school days, i.' ; newsprint bound in the huge Were n-cordfd on those slice's of and Ihe b.rlh of all his children par; IKS' activity s. nis marriage i nlders. !.:ke tins man the history of I'.iy ! le is written fur the p.i • ! an. I tile present. The wisdom of fi'.iii'-r n-iMishi . rs liathway and .'iiie 's more ividcni with e.'.ch j',> ; .1 ; yrar that they ha,i ihc for. sij'jit ar.il prid" to bind tiu : r ;•'!;. rs in 'an-; Fayeltc now l.a • :, r , ,. d ,•'. t: e past. F:M::I this record. we in'.i'iu! to :d.;>n ':•;:;•( Fayi'tK-'s history for many motilh. lo come. Many nov.~ !n 'in; will remember thu.se of whom we will speak in these uluiiins. Their ad\ ice. the n :e of tin ir old bonks and papc: s and anything else they might have to offer will he welcome. For example, we have papers in the LEADER office oven before the founding of the LEAD- ivl. Among these are '.he Fayette Importer and the Postal Card. Local shoe repairer Fred Mains r ;;ave us a copy of the F.iytte Rt|..orter for 24 September l!)0!i. nearly fifty years ago. Just for tun, lets ramble through that old piece. How much of il do you remember'.' Page One: Story of the Willow Grove dispersion sale. Free lunch at 1 1:00. "All trains stop at farm both morning and evening." "Free entertainment at Fayette House and free conveyance to and from Lima." Auctioneers: Silas Igo, Robt. McCnrmick and Earle T. Parker. Clerk, J. A. Claxton and E. C. Russell. Three articles advocating the "noble experiment" of prohibition. UIU notes. 'President Shanklin preached the convocation sermon Sunday afternoon from the text, "Lord, to whom shall we go?" R. Li. MtCormiek had listed the following sales: Mrs. Wilbur Boyce, Perry Potter, Albert Hildebrand, D. A. Mabon, H. F. Edwards, E. C. Fussell, Jerom Burlingham and Albert Steggall. Page Two: Graf Brothers, dealers in General Hardware (ad) IN LEADER VCL.UME3 wi.ii I i • mol'o: "(ioci-l goods as '•I' 1 .'"> a ; I , r'. •. p Mils will allow." G",i. MI-'.'MHI ran IMC City Shoe Shop. Jes. i Kidder vas dr;iviivi!\. Karl" T. i'arkcr \vas an auctioneer at Lii"a with an "in- K r- la! • phon.'." (1 1',. Servos; wa; a Nac'-'.smu'i and wagon' :. •'.:•. '•••.• /> \'.' ii paper hander .1 id -i : :' . r ". : :i" • paper for 10 c i '.>'.' . • 'lorm o" the j\u;v ri'.r.-'.. \ '.' n .':i '••.-• v- ', i; .•:• 1 •-: ' !, ••• ., :!.-,,, ' (.1 < as ..-•:, P^rp C',-,! r: ) .a'-.'.: i • ; ; . n i < ' • • 1 1 n y -l:o.i, on '•'. ,i 1 li'i' .'•ll" 01. .1 .: . i" tls ; ll'! F.lleiA 1 of her : 1 i.-k wi Lydia ixnmd !)00 ' was nillin- •st of TRUCK3 COLLIDE IN .FAYETIE FAYETTE -- Dana;'-- v:as .'Mi mated at liclwe n ?.:>()! and '-.:>()() as the result of an accident at tin- south edge of I'ayi'ttc about ii a.m. Tuesday morning. Fayette county sheriffs <<i'l'i< e reported that Albeit Martin, (il Fayette, attempted to turn on icy pavement and the pick-up tru.-k he was driving failed to ri-spon '• to liis efforts. Instead, it went straight ahead, and rammed into the left front fender of a Modern Cleaners truck driven by Kenneth Evenson, 21, We.-t Union. Damage to the Mai tin truck was estimated at S2SO, whil.: damage to 'the truck driven by Evenson was estimated at S300. No charges wen; filed. Saddle Club Plans Event For April FAYETTE — Plans were made for a horse sale in Al :ril when the Volga River Riders met at the Farm Bureau building recently. The event will be held at the Wadena sale barn. Program consisted of accordian solos by Jimmy and Jane Ashby, after which the remainder of the evening was spent playing cards. Potluck lunch was served. Auxiliary Meeting Postponed The Auxiliary meet usually held on the first Thursday of each month, is postponed due to conflict of Chamber meeting. Senior Class To Sponsor Pancake Supper The senior class of Fayette High School are planning a Pancake supper to be held on Tuesday, March llth. Serving time will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. ^Ti'Te ','iors TONITE 6:30 COFFEE NOOK to Chicago. ?ngo Five: P.'n;-ision-Shirlf.v ''.nrp.ny was 'n.-a Viuar'er;; fin r la' !• m' ••<•!!;. i, i i r There was a display of t!ie newest designs •?i (In ss and strei'l hats at popular prices in Parlors over Hart nan's Store. Miss Pearl Ilartman. """p'jo Six: Orvllo Wright was hurt. An a ! for Podd's Kidney Pills. National news. A heavy rain near Diilu'h. Minnesola I'lirckril a forest fire there. Paqo Sovcn: Another millinery opcirn". This tini' 1 at Randalia. Mis Ida Newo'nh was opening her millinery shoo Si ptrmber 25 and 2fi "to see tin' finest line of hats ever displayed in Handali'i." L. L. Walki r of Randalia spent Saturday in West Union. Also Miss Sadie Sullivan of Donnan spent Sunday in town. On September Hi. 1901! Miss Mary A. Hn< nfner. W. W. Whilford had a viable at Ranrlalia. J. C. Johnson was the agent for Ihe California and Pacific Northwest railroad. Page Eight: M. .1. Hartman and sons we're advertising Hart, Schaffner and Marx clothing. The Bargain Store for dry goods and millinery was having a bill sale. Misses skirts from S'2.75 to S4.00. Lots of ladies handkerchiefs 5o and lOc. At Lima Charles Hamrick and wife were visitors in the C. R. OolVvivhomo. Mrs. Eli Myers was quite sick last week. Willie Landas is nursing a boil on his neck. Wasn't that fun? Not everyone will recall these names, places and events, but many will; this story was for them. THREE 4 H LEADERS from F"ayc •fbr' Icadibvs at ISC recently. At were, left to right, Lyle Arthur, Youth Extension assistant tie county at.ended a shoi to.nrse the training school on agronomy Leo Meyer and Harold i'.oulum. (Courtesy Kei;i:der> CHAMBER MEETING During March, the Music Club of the Fayette High School is sponsoring talent show eliminations which are to be grouped according to age. The first in a series of such eliminations is to be held March 10, at 7:30 in the High School Auditorium. This will include high .school students and fourth grade students of Fayette. From the high school will be chosen four of the best entries for participation on the finals night March 'Ati. Similarly, two en'irics will be chosen from the fourth grade. With the cooperation of adults in the community, a community talent show eliminations night is planned for March 14. Kindergarten people will also appear that night. Professor Robert Key ton will present entertainment between the groups participating March 14. If there are other adults who would like to participate on March 14, they are urged to get in touch with Mr. Farwell at the March Birthday Club To Meet With Dorothy Parker Goebel The March birthday club will meet with Mrs. Dorothy Parker Goebel in her home on Saturday, March 15. Time will be announced in next week's LEADER. Only requirements for membership are that one's birthday be in March. University Women To Hold Joint Dinner Tlie American Association of University Women will hold a joint dinner meeting with Delia Kappa Gamma on March 10 at 7 o'clock in the Colgrove-Walker. The dinner will be a smorges- board and the program on financing higher education, presented by Mrs. Han.Id Ferguson, Iowa Slate Education chairman. The new officers in AAUW for the next year will be Mrs. Keith llimmel. President, Mrs. John Ingles, Vice-President, Mrs. Eugene Beck, Secretary, Mrs. Harold Austin, Treasurer. Legion Oratory Contest Here Thursday Night The annual fourth district American Legion oratorical contest will be held in Oelwein Thursday night, according to P:u '. F^ynk, chairman. "Americanism" will be the theme of the talks. The public is invited to the 7:30 event, which will be held 'at Senior High School. Entries already received include one from Mason City, Osage, Oelwein Sacred Heart and Oelwein High school. Pat Dahl will represent Sacred Heart, while the OlfS entry has not been announced as yet. Other entries are expected from Waukon, West Union and Dccorah. Among state winners from Oelwein have been Karen Meisgoier, Carl Bradshaw and Nat Leo, Donald L. Kimball, now a member of the Iowa House of Representatives, was both a local and district winner. high school. First, second, third, fifth, and sixth grade eliminations will beheld on March 21; seventh and eighth grade eliminations, on March 25. Admission has been set at twenty-five cents. Rev. And Mrs. Clayton Elsberry To Present Musical Numbers At Wesleyan Methodist Friday Evening Good attendance and good interest have characeri/.ed the special series of services at the Wesleyan Mclhndb.t Church this week. The services will continue each evening except Saturday at 1!:00 o'clock, through March Kith. Special musical numbers by Key. and Mrs. Clayton Elsberry of Waterloo, will highlight the Friday evening meeting. The Rev. Henry Vandei-hush, a youthful evangelist with a message per linen t to our times, is challengeing the congregation each evening. The musical man burs and congregational singing are an inspiration, attested by the increasing attendance. The pastor, Rev. Howard Johnson emphasizes that Ihe objective of the services is to contribute to the spiritual life of the community. Everyone is invited to enjoy the inspiration and spiritual uplift of these services. oAROUND TOWN... Mr. and Mrs. Louie Sorgo of , n. ar liandalia have purchased (.lie Pattison residence at the comer of Alexander and E. Clark St. and will movt then. later this spring. * * * * ! Die Ronald Ash family are now occupying their new home on Alexander St., having moved last week. • • • • • Lee Sill, son of the Frank Sills and former student of Upper Iowa, enlisted in the Navy, Feb. 11. and is at present at the Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif. Lee would enjoy hearing from his friends. His addres is: Lee VV. Sill 973-76-46 All Company Number 114 United Sates Naval Training Ci liter fan Diego 33, Calif. Rosary Society To Meet March 12th "The Rosary Society will meet Wednesday afternoon, M-irch 12 in the Parish Hall. Hostesses will be Mrs. Ellis Thompson, Mrs. Don Smith and Mrs. Clase Hogan." Leader To Publish Town Bulletin Board A "town bulletin hoard" will be published 'Weekly in your Fayette County Leader. This is oarl of an effort to coordinate meetings so that too many will not take place the same dates. You are invited to send in or call in the dates. What, when and where is the Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Garbee have learned ot the promotion of their daughter, Jean, to Program Director in the American Red Cross Cluhmobile program for armed seivicis. Her a \ :r -s. i : M\ss Je; i: il: ] bee Cluhmobile t.'nit I Co. ps Ilq. A.P.O. 35B San Francisco, Calif. Mrs. Bob Lewis is in Marshalltown visiting with her daughter and granddaughters. The two granddaughters are in the hospital there. They arc- Laurie Sue and Lynn Hulse. * • • • • Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Garbee received a phone call from their daughter, Jeanie, who is in the far east. The call came in Sunday morning and was placed from Tokyo, Japan. • • • • Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nelson •."n last Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Triems at Cleriiiont. Sunday dinner guests in the Nelson home were Mr. and Mrs. ntirlon Eekhart of Oelwein and their children and their families. • • • • Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence (Shorty) Thomas and Mrs. William Mullins of Fayetle were in Westgate last Sunday to observe several birthdays. only information that will be used. Prices or remarks constitute ads Do not ask us to quote ticket prices in this project. All material must be in the LEADER office by 2:00 in the afternoon Tuesday. PATROL COMPLETES RADAR TRAINING The first step toward radar speed enforcement on Iowa highways has been completed with a two-day instruction school for highway patrol officers at Camp Dodge early last week. All patrol captains, lieutenants and sergeants attended the school for lectures, demonstrations an I tests in use of radar speed detection equipment. A technical representative from the radar factory in Norwatk, Connecticut, conducted the school The Iowa highway patrol will begin using racTar in speed enforcement this spring. A training program in use of the new equipment started with a two-day radar school at Camp Dodge early this week. Here a civilian technical representative from the radar factory explains operation <5f a unit to officers attending the school from patrol district 10. They are, from left, .Sgt. C. C. Stangl, and Lt. Mel Hove, Oelwein; Walt Barret, Novwalk Conn., who developed the unit, and Capt. Don French, of Cedar Falls, for the state safety department. The da.:artment recently puv- f-'.ia-;i.'d five radar units for enforcement of the state's 60 mile- per-hour nighttime speed limit and the day and night truck and bus speed limit. Each unit includes equipment which automatically records the speed of vehicles in range of the radar. The speed will register whether the vehicle is moving to- ward or away from the radar un't. Acting State Safely Commissioner Russell Hrown said the patrol will not begin using radar in enforcement until additional training has been completed. "While the equipment is simple to use and is proven- accurate, we want to be sure every patrol officer is completely familiar with its operation," Brown said. "We want to be absolutely fair with every motorist." He said the patrol will continue training and practice with the equipment "for a period of weeks" before enforcement begins. RADAR Why use it? Exceeding a speed limit or driving too fast for conditions is involved in one out of three fatal traffic accidents. This makes the need for more effective speed control obvious. Radar is a flexible, accurate device which lets a small enforcement unit .police a constant stream of; traffic. Thus, the effectiveness of the small enforcement unit is multiplied many times by radar, and the effectiveness of speed .-oil ••':>! is likewise increased. Ir-w it works? The radar unit sends out a radio frequency which can be aimed like a beam of light noon a target. Part of the radio frequency striking the target bounces back to a receiver in the rrdar unit. If the target is moving, the frequency reluming to the receiver is changed. The unit transposes the change in frequency into miles-per-hour. Speed can be measured whether the target is moving toward or away from the radar unit. If the radar frequency is on two or more moving targets, jhe unit will give the speed of the fastest moving object. Speed recorded by the radar can be expected to be accurate within 2 per cent. Radar is fair: The accuracy of radar allows completely fair and impartial treatment of all drivers, If a driver is obeying the speed limit, radar will protect him by accurately recording his speed. If a driver exceeds the speed limit, radar will accurately indicate the fact and the degree of the violation.

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