Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on April 3, 1958 · Page 1
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Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, April 3, 1958
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r"?r. OF HISTORY i: A r ~c: : i7:'3 VOLUME 42, NO. 40 FAYETTE, IOWA Price Five Cents 3 APRIL 1958 thru the week with the editor Birthday change. For you who have calendars with the birthdays, please note that Carol E. Anthony's birthday is April 7th. ttw Spent Friday evening seeing a show we've wanted to see for some time, "Witness for the Prosecution." The barrister in it was one Sir Wilfred. It was on in New York as the stage :play when I was last there in October of 1955, but seems like there wasn't time to see it. But, we picked it up in DM 2V6 years later. ttw We certainly enjoyed the UIU second annual Athletic Banquet Tuesday evening. Fellow editor Dick Westerfield of West Union very ably presided as MC. ttw Eveshevski (however you spell it) was the speaker. They tell me he coaches down at SUI. We made a deal with the college at Iowa City. If they let us have Evy for our banquet, they get to have our Eb for their's. ttw Then Fayette's nationally prominent and witty Dr. John Dot-man said a -few words. He emphasized his remarks with a few adjectives that would not be included in the vocabulary of the puritanicals, but they were in nood taste. To which Evy said, "After hearing Doc, I know why the Methodist don't support UIU any more." But, you'd have to have been there to really appreciate it, so don't judge hastily! ttw Our standing jokt •with Ruth Claxton is the food situation. Whenever we're at any function where the food is served, slie always shares her extra with the young, and more hearty eating editor. But, this was smorgasbord, so she remarked that if we didn't get enough, it was our own fault. We did. ttw While waiting in line one of my girl friends (Doc Dorman says my wife is his girl, so if she's got him for a boyfriend, I've got Dora Carter for my girlfriend) we were watching for sack dresses and decided that they really don't show off a girl's figure, but Dora concluded that perhaps the idea is to keep the men wondering. Could be. But, then, you know, that all ends with "I do." So .... ttw Several of our stores will be closed Friday afternoon so local merchants can worship. ttw It was good to see Mrs. Ray Wood of Maynard into Nelson's the other day buying tennis shoes for her boys. ttw Max Grim has adopted a white Spitz dog. ttw And we've been running down the rumor that's been around town about Dorothy Grim being engaged. It's not true, ttw Chamber Announces New Thank Nite Promotion Mr. and Mrs. Harry Canfield Observe 57th Anniversary Mi-, and Mrs. Harry Canfield of Fayette will observe their 57th wedding anniversary here today (Thursday). Mrs. Canfield is the former Nellie Taylor. They were married at her family home near Aurora, Iowa, on April 3, 1901. They are now retired and live at 500 King Street here in Fayette. They plan to spend a quiet anniversary in Iheir home. Holy Week And Easter Services At First Methodist Thursday, 6 to 9 o'clock p.m. Open Communion. Communicants may come at any time during this period, worship as long as they like and take Communion when they are ready. Friday, 8:00 p.m. Good Friday worship service. Sunday services: Youth Sunrise service. The young people will meet at the church at 5:30 a.m. and go to the service area for a service prepared and conducted by the young people. Two identical worship services at the church, at 8:30 and at 10:30 a.m. The Sunday School will meet between the worship services. All services open to the public. Methodist Women To MERCHANTS BEGIN GROUND TOWN... •Mr. ami Mrs. Lowell Blades of Sterling, Illinois visited over the weekend with her mother, Ada Larson. Meet April 8 More than .'i. r >0 women from 04 Methodist churches in ten nortli- eartern Iowa counties are ex- pi eted to attend the annual meet- in),' of the Dubuque District Woman's Society of Christian Service April 1! at the First Methodist Church in Independence. According to Mrs. Sam F. Smith of Oelwein, district president, the mi-cling will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude about '1:30 p.m. A number of reports and addresses will be heard and officers ek-cted for the eom.ing year. Principal speaker will be Mrs. Frank Argelaniler, Evanston, 111., w..;>. with her husband, has S'-r -ril a-- a missionary in 17 "(Hintries. Counties to be represented at the meeting include Allamakee, Brenier, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard and Winne- :;hiek. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Severson NEW PROMOTION ;md foul ' childron of Sac cu y Mlilf I l.'.'l.llMlUll we ,. e wcekond guests of Mrs Sovcrson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maurer. Forrest Claxton, Fayette, and Mis. H. D. Fox (left) discuss plans at a meeting of the Fayette County Tuberculosis Association. Mrs. Fox is County President. Grandson Of Mrs. Elizabeth Coffman Confirmed At Arlington Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Baker and Mrs. Elizabeth Coffman attended church at Arlington last Sunday. Mrs. Coffman's grandson, Queutin, was confirmed in the Methodist Church there. Queutin is the son of Dan Coffman, Superintendent of schools at Arlington. Glen Greenoughs Visited In Oelwein Mr. and Mrs. Glen Greenough attended Ihe Confirmation Service at Zion American Lutheran Church at Oelwein Sunday. Gailen Allwood was one of the Confirmation Class. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Allwood were former residents of Fayette. Mr. and Mrs. Greenough were dinner guests of the Allwoods as were other relatives from Hawkeye, West Union and Oelwein. Recent Death Of WiUard W. Comstock Funeral services were held for Willard W. Comstock, 82, an attorney. He was buried in mid- February. He leaves a sister, Gertrude, and a brother, Arthur. Mr. Comstock was a former UIU faculty member. Many in this area will remember (him. UIU Education Department To Sponsor Nursery School The Education Department of Hipper Iowa University will sponsor a six-week campus Nursery School for all children who will be four years old before July 1st. and have not yet entered kinder- parents may have their child's name placed on the list by calling 165 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. April 8 or from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. April 9. The class will be limited to twenty-five since equipment is available for only that number. The first twenty-five people to call will have their children en- r °Tbi school will be hold in the UIU Trustees Hold Regular Spring Meeting FAYETTE — Two new trustees were elected to the Upper Iowa University board of trustees in the regular spring meeting of the board Saturday, March 22. The two were R. M. Westerfield, West Union, and Victor C. Otley, New York, N.Y. . • mhe Uplper Iowa board approved budget of $419,930.00 for the 1958-59 academic year. The current year's budget totals $416,721.50. Approve Bonus The board also approved the expenditure of a four per cent return from the Ford Foundation grant for use in a faculty bonus plan. The program was instituted last year. A Committee, made up of Oliver Greenley, Independence, Chairman; Fred Breckner, Cedar Rapids; R. M. Westerfield, West Union; Jack MacNider, Mason City; Harry Young, Oelwein; L. C. Surgus, Fayette; and Forest Colgrove-Walker Building, Room 101, from 10:00 to 12:00 each morning, Monday through Friday, beginning April 14 and ending May 23. A fee of $5.00 will be charged. This money will be used to buy food and equipment. Each of the days has been planned to consist of a series of new and valuable experiences for the children. We request that a parent or other adult accompany his child on Monday, April 14 and fill out an enrollment blank, SENIOR CLASS TO HAVE CAR WASH The Senior Class of the Fayette High School will have a carwash this Saturday, April 5th. Cars will be washed al the school and at the Standard Stalion. Call 206 or 40 and your car will be picked up and delivered. Price is $1.00 per car and Ihe money will be used for the class trip. Claxton, Fayette; was appointed for the purpose of formulating a immediate plan to create a scholarship fund in the amount of $10,000.00 lo be available for Ihe 1958-59 school year. The funds would supplement the present budgel funds for financial aid. 127 students are receiving aid this year. Two other trustees, F. P. Walker, Clear Lake; and Leo Stone, Rudd; were transferred from active membership on the board to honorary stalus. Truslees altending the annual meeting included W. H. Antes, West Union, President; L. C. Surfus, Fayette, Secretary; C. R. Carpenter, Fayette; R. M. Wes- erfield, West Union; N. E. Erear, Garner; E. A. Billings, Fayetle; N. J. Breckner, West Union; Roy V. Porter, Monticello; W. H. Burling, Postville; Fred Breckner, Cedar Rapids; Amy Leigh Paine, Fayette; Tack MacNider, •Maoon OUrrV lldT,V- Vo«ng, Ocl- wein; Oliver Greenley, Independence; Dr. John Dorman, Fayette; Dr. Earl Roadman, Dike; and Alonzo Harvey, Decorah. Rosary Society Meets Next Wednesday "The Rosary Soc: :ty will rncel in the Parish HaiJ, Wednesday afternoon, April 9th, for a two o'clock desert luncheon. Hostesses will be Mrs. Gerhardt Olson, Mrs. Lewis Lockwood and Mrs. Jack Potter." KANSAS CHOIR HERE APRIL 8 FAYETTE — The sixty voice choir from the University of Kansas City, in Kansas City, Missouri, will sing at the Colgrove- Walker Building at Upper Iowa University on April 8 at 8:00 p.m. Dr. Everett Hendricks, chairman of the Kansas City University music department will conduct the University choir. Included on the program will be works of Bach, Handel, Schubert, and 'Stravinsky. Widely recognized in the choral music field, Dr. Hendricks has been with KC,U. since 1950. Prior to that, he directed the 1000 voice Blue J. G. Metcalf Oelwein Union Leader, Runs For State Representative An Oelwein machinist, Jimmie G. Metcalf, 23, revealed today th-"t he is a. candidate, for State Representative from Fayette county on the Democratic ticket. He will face incumbent Donald L. Kimball, who is expected to announce his candidacy Thursday. Metcalf, who is president of the UAW-CIO local 1165, in Oelwein, is greatly concered with reliving the unemployment situation in the state he reports. The Speedy Manufacturing company machine operator is a native of Fayette county and has lived most of his life here. Born on a farm, he has worked in the fields of Iruck driving, surveying firm emlployee working on gov- ernmenl dams, at Rath's in Waterloo and as a service station operator. He married the former Barbara King in 1954, and they are the parents of two children, Del Rae, 3, and Kenny, 18 months. The family resides at 701 3rd Ave. N.E. in Oelwein. They are members of the First Christian church. The r?ela ; l Promotion ('ommit- tee of Die Fayette Chamber of Commerce aiinouined today llni a new Thank Nile promo 1 ion \vi|| heuin soon. Mrs. Kenneth Wilke. CI ;:Mman of the Committee .,ahl \',\-\< the first dr.rvim: wiH be 1 ! I on Saturday. A.iril 111. Ii -v ill )„• $50.00 and will he rai.;ed b> S7. r > and then $100.00 i! t\«\ .-Limed. Area resident may iv;i..' T for t!ie Thank Nile drawim 1 , beginning Monday, April 7. Registration will he in stores of participants of tin- promotion only. Thf- committee endii-ate.l that new rules will require the note-;, to be <;iv( M in SI 00 not'-:, must 1/e spent within I'.O-days of their receipt. Also, the neti-s can only be u-'od in participating store.-;. Customers will In- a'.lo to identify participating stores by a sif.',n which will be prominently displayed. The amount of the money to In- given will appear in the Leader every week. A complete list of the participating store., will i<" published soon. Miss Sylvia Sampson Home From Rochester Miss Sylvia Sampson of Fayette has been in Rochester, Minn. Her brother, Dr. D. W. Sampson, ur aiun:; tidHu, was in mo. clinic there. Both went through for physical checks. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maurer at- lended Confirmation services at H r a c e Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo Sunday. Bu'-'on Maurer a grandson of Mr. Maurer's was Confimed in tlu class of 13 boys and girls. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Canfield of Fayette lost their brother-in- law, Mr. Kelsey Chapman, of Oelwein. Mr. Chapman died Sunday evening. • • • • Mr. Harry Canfield observed !.i 7(>lh birthday at his home here Saturday, March 29th. • • • • Mr. a!v ! MY. Wayne T>arnos litv! dan;:; t T Diana, spent Sunday in Maixhalltown vi::iting with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Han- Mr. and Mrs. Joy Whitford arrived in Fayette from Alaska Sunday. They are staying with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Masters. • • * • Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Walker, jr. of Iowa City are planning to spend Easier weekend in the parental home of Mr. and Mrs. Ue^s Uisbn arid ~Mr. "TmU"~Irtrs. Waldo Walker, Sr. ENGAGEMENT OF JUDITH DAHL JOHN M. ROPES SEEKS 2D TERM DES MOINES — State Com- be a candidate for Ihe Republi- merce Commissioner John M. can nominalion for re-election to Ropes has announced that he will that office in the June primaries. Commissioner Ropes was born in Monona County in 1924, the son of the late Wayne Ropes, Secretary of State. He is a graduate of Drake University and a member of the American Legion, VFW, First Christian Church, Masonic Lodge, Consistory, Za- Ga-Zig Shrine and an active member of the Young Republican League of Iowa. He is married to the former Sharlene Gardow of Maynard and they have one son, Milton. He owns and operates a farm in Monona County. Ropes was first elected in 1952 and reelected for a full four year term in 1954. He was Chairman of the Governor's Urban Transit Committee and has served as President Commission^ Ropti of the Mid-West Association of Railroad Commissioners from 1956157. Jacket Choir of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, served as program director of radio stations for KFOR, WROK, KFAB, and the Columbia Broadcasting System, and was professor of music at Upper Iowa University. He received his Ph.D. degree at Northwestern University, his M M. degree at the Chicago Conservatory, and his B.A. degree from Allegheny College. The Kansas City University choir will feature the sixty voice group in a panoramic history of .choral music. The choir's numer pus radio and television appearances have included broadcasts for Voice of America and NBC's "Monitor". A national rejputation in the field of a capella music has been earned by the choir through consistently high standards of precision and expression. The choir's repertoire also includes the major accompanied works which are presented on .alternate years. Members of the choir are selected by audition from the entire University student body. Students from the College of Arts and Sciences, and from each of the University's professional Schools of Business Administration, Dentistry, Education, Law and Pharmacy are in the choir. In addition to their studies and choir work, approximately 85 per cent of the group hold part- time jobs in Kansas City. Music ,ability, scholarship and personality are the decisive factors in the selection of choir membership. These high standards of selection plus exacting training produce one of the most unified and bivrant choral groups in the Judith Fay Dahl Mr. and Mrs. Victor Dahl announce the engagement of their daughter, Judith Fay, to Kenneth Lee Sawyer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Sawyer of Livermore, Iowa. Miss Dahl is employed by Western Union in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Sawyer is a senior at Upper Iowa University. No date has been set for the wedding. country. This year's choir is one of the finest in the Universily's history and has presented works of a magnitude and variety not customarily associated with a collegiate choral group. Sunday guests in the Waldo Walker home were Mrs. Lattie Litlelle, her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wilfred Litlelle and her daughters. * * • • Those from a distance attending the funeral services for Bess V. Sinnott were: Father Roskopf, Lrimontte, la., Falher Mullen, Bankston, la., Marie and Leo Hoye, St. Paul, Mrs. Ben Lamb, St. Paul, Sargeanl and Mrs. U'.I.VIH- Noce and family, Madison Wisconsin, Bob Sinnolt and family, Mason City, N. Slattery f;, m i 1 y, Independence, Tom Burke family, Waucoma, Alberta Stout and Ester Loe, Ro'bbins- 1 d" Minnesota. H. A. Mabon, W a I e r 1 o o, Alice Killerlain, 'iiarle.i City, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Killerlain, Elkader, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rees, Anamosa, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mersch, Cedar •'•)!.!-;. Mrs. Mildred Mitchel, Jamesville, Mrs. Bill Murphy •i"d Paul Sinnotls of Hazleton, Bill Dugan, Marion, Mrs. J. Carr of Cedar Rapids, Lawrence Sinnott and Gertrude Fallen of West Union and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kiehman, Waverly. * * • • Mr. and Mrs. Bob McElree and Cora and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Smith called on Mrs. Fannie McElree, mother of Bob MeElree, Sunday in Ihe hospital at Iowa City. They also visited with 'Mrs. Margaret Fingers and Mrs. Roy Goodrich who are in the hospital there. Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Claxton are back in Fayette after a trip thru the Southern slates. Mrs. Dorothy Parker Goebel lias left for California where she will visil with her son, Tom and his wife and family. American Legion Auxiliary Meeting Postponed To April 10th The April meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary will be postponed from April 3 to Afcxril 10 because of Lenten Services to 'be held at all Churches on Thursday evening. The meeting on April 10th will be held at the home of Mrs. Gene Singer. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Thompson have moved to McGreger where hi: will begin work Sunday with the U.S. Park Service as Park Historian. Mr. Lester E. Bennington returned from Deaconers Hospital at Marshalltown where he under" went eye surgery. • • • • Mr. and Mrs. Lorenze Wilke of Fayette spent the last week-end in Omaha visiting with their childien and a new grandson, Lea Ann.

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