Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on April 3, 1958 · Page 2
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I Published every 'I! :• SUBSCBi • sou P.ATKS Fayette County ..... Outside Fayette County SECOND CLASS 1914 ing at Fayciie, Iowa (YEAIi) S3.00 $:t.50 MAIL PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED AT FAYETTE, IOWA ginning a test series and when they are ending one. Very convenient. But, now we are in a spot. What are we going to do? If we let Russia propose to stop, and do so, without any positive approach from us, then we are letting them win a propaganda victory in a lot of nations who "just watch and see." This will be an interesting wake. Perhaps the egghead WAS right? NATIONAL V EDITORIAL jsbcffvuifolu ari-. 7, Communications of public interest afc invited. -Such communications must be received before Wednesday noon to insure publication in the current issue. DONALD L. KIMBALL WAYNE BARNES ..... BUCK MAXSON MRS. RALPH DICKINSON MISS ANNA WILSON MRS. FRANK CUMMINCi MRS. TED LENIUS Editrr and Publisher Linotype Operator Shop Assistant Lima Correspondent Fayette C'orrsepondent. May nurd Correspondent Randalia Correspondent EDUCATION: EDITORIAL A COMPARISON (This editorial was written by Mr. Pat Dahl and appeared in the Sacred Heart section of the Oelwcin Daily Register. Pat is a senior at Sacred Heart School and we have long admired him for his interest in public affairs and current events. Ed.) One morning in early October, 1957, students all over the land rose and went to their high schools for the purpose of obtaining an American education just as their parents did twenty yen: ago. As these students crossed the thresholds of their homes that morning, many of them noticed in the headlines of their morning newspapers that Russia had launched a satellite. Little did they know then, of the significance that this 183.3 lb. ball orbiting about the earth held for them. As they walked down the streets they thought of other things, things that were close to them, things that to them were a reality. They thought of the teen-age dance tomorrow night, of that new dress, of the new hit just out, of last night 's date, of that '50 Ford in the used car lot just itching to be customized . . . Yes, and the American teen-ager thought of these things as his mother and Father had thought of them the generation before, because they and their parents are the results of the American educational system in the past quarter century. About twenty -five years ago it became the fashion in tK» n»f ««Li<wkti<»ii3.l tKpnry entertain the child, not to educate him. Following the ideas of John Dewey- American educators lightened the curriculum, simplified the textbooks, padded the curriculum with non-essentialsi such as trade courses. Outside activities entered more and more into the life of the school, with the idea that the stdents needed more social life to prepare him for society, to round his personality. "Liberal" educators frowned on the old-fashioned form of strict discipline in the schools and now operated on the principle that the student should be given his own head, thus developing his sense of independence and broadening his personality. About this time, Russian students were studying furiously, carrying as many as eleven subjects in high school. Russian educators were looking ahead to the day when Russia would excel the entire world in every phase of world achievement; and they have succeeded in one field; science. These two educational systems were poles apart in their purpose of the education of youth. One educational system has succeeded in the launching of a Sputnik, the other has the dubious achievement of turning out so called "rounded" personalities and students trained in the manual arts. And now the cry goes up, "Our educational system is going to pot.", "Our curriculum is padded.", "Our educational standards must be raised." These are two reasons why Russia has overshadowed us in the field of science. I . Discrimination in the field of higher learning. The Russian totalitarian form of government can select the best minds in a class and discard the rest. The,state then pays for all expenses of the student during his university training and puts him to work for the state. 2. Concentration of study in the field of science in the Russian schools. I am not contesting the obvious truth in the statements made in regard to our educational standards. I merely wish to pose a question: CAN TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF DETERIORATION BE REVERSED IN A FORTNIGHT? THE EGGHEAD WAS RIGHT One of the issues raised by Adlai Stevenson in the 1956 election campaign was the cessation of atomic tests. This, of course, meant among the larger bombs and not the minor weapons or experiments for peaceful purposes. During the campaign his opponents made much political hay out of such a proposal. But- it is the duty of candidates to air issues and proposals and sometimes dangers, the latter being the purpose of the Democratic nominee. Several reports and magazine articles of recent date have brought proof to bear that Stevenson's proposal was more than campaign oratory. It did, he admits, more harm than good to his cause. But, perhaps, he has won a cadmaen victory—even tho victory in itself was probably not destined for him at any time in the campaign. Now, our Russian friends are calling for a atop to atomic testing. They are doing so when the U.S. is be- CKfcEK-BOTTOM COMMENTS by Reuben There are of course those who make a career of being UNcm- ployed, but most laboring men are willing to WORK for a living wage. Did you ever pause to meditate as to how bridges, skyscrapers, highways would be built, if every young man was so educated and refined, there were none to man the jack-hammer, the riveting hammer, the concrete mixer-truck ??? These men are the first to feel the economic pinch of a recession, because of NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN. Thousands of families of such im n are now existing on unemployment checks and handouts .,f surplus foods. These people need JOBS, not a cut in taxes. In regard this matter, Senator Robert Kerr recently said, "it sure would make a big hit with these unfortunate people, to get up before them and announce, Congress has today cut excise i.ix on Cadillacs." * . • « Not so long ago, Secretary of State Dulles declared that "King S .iml of Saudi Arabia is the anchor of our Middle East policy." Mr. President, himself, stood bare-headed in the wind, at toe airport, to personally greet the- mighty bearded Monarch. Already, pro - "Arabic Block" down Prince Feisal has taken over the political power (although Sand still has 4 wives and 110 concubines) and Mr. Dulles' "anchor" is deep in the decft blue seo. Again we say, if there is SOMEBODY in these United States with the perspective, the foresight, the flexibility of personality, with which to b* Secretary of State, it's HIGH TIME to get him on the job, before the U.S. becomes DEFINITELY A SECOND RATE POWER in world affairs. We think Edsel Division of Ford Motors and Ward Bond of Wagon Train ponies have teamed up to hit a new low in contemp- inblc yadic* oii-vcrticnng. Every boy and girl is prevailed upon to take dad in tow to the nearest Edscl dealer. The boy or girl names the pony, while dad is taken for a ride in the gimmick laden "Detroit barge". "You will be the envy of every boy and girl in your neighborHood". Now THERE, is a beautiful Christian (?) thought for the pre- Easter Season. Of all the gimmick laden "Detroit barges," the Tele-Touch Edsel out gimmicks them all. No other car has a planetary gear train in the steer- ingwheel, so the wheel can turn, the hub stand still. OBITUARY Bess V. Sinnoit Bess V. Sinnott, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Sinnott of Randalia, Iowa, was born October 16, 1900 and was found dead in her apartment at Robbinsdale, Minnesota on Sunday, March 16, 1858. Her death was unexpected. She was a graduate of the Fayette High School, attended Upper Iowa University, graduate from the University of Iowa and did her post graduate work at Boston, Massachusetts and Evanston, 111. She was a member of the American Federation of Teachers, the Thespians and a charter member of the West Union Catholic Daughters of America. Her life work was dedicated to teaching. She went to Robbinsdale from Staples, Minnesota and previous to that had teaching experience in Marion, North Dakota and in West Bend and Fort Atkinson, Iowa. For the past twenty-seven years, she had bee n dedicated to her work of teaching English and Speech in the Robbinsdale, Minnesota Senior High Schol. She was director of every senior class play up until the last few years, when ill health made it necessary for her to give up that extra -curricular she loved so well, She had Uhe privilege of being a member of the first faculty in the new Robbinsdale High School. Amemorial service was held at the high school, where the poem "I Shall Not Pass This Way Aagaln" by Eva Rose York was read by one of her Speech students and dedicated to her memory. A memorial mass was read at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Robbinsdale, on Saturday, On March 20, the funeral mass was read by Father L. Shekleton, pastor of the St, Francis Catholic Church, Fayette, Iowa. Her body was laid to rest in the gt Francis Catholic Cemetery Fayette, Iowa, The pallbearers were. Davis, Frank Edmonds, Dell?ert CHURCH SCHEDULE Grace Lutheran Church J. D. Wangcrin, pastor Sunday School 9:30 a.m Divine Worship 10:30 a.m. First Methodist Church Paul L > HuRcher. Minister Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning worship 10:30 a.m Wesleyan Methodist Howard W. Johnson- Pastor unday School 9:30 a.m Morning Worship . 10:30 a^i Youth Service 7:15 p.m. Evangelistic Service 8 p.rr. Prayer Service Thurs. 8 p.m. St. Francis Church Father Lowell S lekleton Sunday Masses: 7:30 & 10:30 a. vVeekday Mass: 7:15 a.m. L onfvssions: Sat. 7:30 to 9 p.u Randalia Methodist Gale Hawhee, Minister Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wegner, Clair Hogan, Tom Riley and Dale Roberts. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Sinnott, Randalia, Iowa, and four brothers; Ralph and Everett of Randalia, William of Mason City and Leo of Waverly, Iowa. She leaves to mourn her passing a host of relatives and friends. HOT LUNCH April 7 -April 11, 1958 Monday Potatoes Augratin with Cheese •Tarn Salad Sandwich .;.•<'•• '\ Spinach a .e with fruit sauce Pint Milk Tuesday Baked Wieners Mashed Potatoes and Butter Sauerkraut, or Peas Carrot Sticks Corn Bread and Jelly Vi Pint Milk Wednesday Chili and Crackers Celery and Cabbage Bread and Butter Cinnamon Rolls Apricots Vi Pint Milk Thursday Goulash Tossed Salad Bread and Butter Peach Cobbler V -i Pint Milk Friday Oven Fried Fish Sticks Buttered Potatoes Bread and Butter Tomato Juice Cinnamon Rolls % Pint Milk Professional & Business Directory DIAMONDS SILVERWARE JEWELRY AND ELGIN HAMILTON AND BULOVA WATCHES SABOE JEWELRY WEST UNION, IOWA DR. PAUL F. GOURLEY CHIROPACTOR Monday and Friday Evenings By appointment, closed Thurs. Lady Attendant Phone 82 Fayette SCHNEIDER INSURANCE Life-Auto-Fire-Liabilily and Hospital Insurance 'Insurance you can depend on' PHONE BLUE 229 Fayelle SCHNEIDER INSURANCE Life-Auto-Fire-Liabilily and Hospital Insurance 'Insurance you can depend on' PHONE BLUE 229 Fayelle YOUR FULLER BRUSH DEALER E. A. Underwood 214 Linden Street West Union, Iowa — BELLES FUNERAL HOME Prompt Courteous Service Phone 199, Fayette Ambulanoe Service Fayette and Maynard Dr. Harry 1. Robinson OPTOMETRIST Hours: 9 a.m.—4 pjn. Ph. 158 olc. Fayette Black 79 res. 1©^., Dr. Harry 1. Robinson OPTOMETRIST Hours: 9 a.m.—4 pjn. Ph. 158 olc. Fayette Black 79 res. 1©^., THE FAYETTE AGENCY Insurance — Real Estate Phosw 14 THE FAYETTE AGENCY Insurance — Real Estate Phosw 14 DR. t. J. DAHLQU1ST Veterinarian Phone 171 Fayette. Ia. L «*•» KUHTMtuT or autut IAKTV By Bob Hullihan Let's stop a moment, Friend Driver, in our headling rush and listen .... just listen. Turn your ear toward the late afternoon or early evening and listen. That whirring sound of wind and wheels from up the street is a child on a bicycle, straining with speed and new spring freedom. And further away but still a sound to hear and remember is the long, shallow clash of roller skates. That's another child in movement; another child spilling all over with the excitement of the new spring. And surely you recognize this: the flat, sharp crack of a bat; the ball rising like a yell; the plop bf a fielder's glove? LIMA NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Frank Poor visited in thj^ Fern Weyant home at EdgcvAjod. • * • • The Ladies Aid meeting was postponed as Mrs. John Nydegger was called to Wolf Point, Mont, by the death of her aunt. • • • • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Poor went to Waterloo Tuesday to see their new grandson and Mrs. Poor remained till Saturday to assist in his care at the Richard Poor home. • • « • Gary Warner underwent tonsil operation at West Union Friday. • Well Drilling • Modern Equipment • Rotary Drill JOHN D. AKIN Ph. 2574 Day or Nile Lamont P. 2-58 THE REVISED STANDARD VERSION BIBLE For Lenten Reading... For Easter Giving... Tl<« dramatic and timely ilory al Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection aa'ni a clearer, deeper spiritual moaning through the powerful and moro accurate words el the RSV sible. Family-*)!* Editions Hack genuine leather (1(07) ..$10.00 Maroon buckram <3»00) 6.S0 The haiuUemelv Illustrated RSV lib!., written In the language ol today, wilt bring tailing lay to you and your Irlendi. This black leatherald edition, •specially popular with young people, contains 12 lull-color llluttratloni, 12 six-color mapi, a three-color presentation page, complete footnotes and reference*. (M03I 3.50 Come In today to tee these and other fine HV llblet — published exclusively by Thomas Nelson A Ions. We (an fill Your Order by Mall Hobby Gift Shop Mrs. Lloyd B. Craft, Owner 204 West Elm St. Ph. 217 West Union, Iowa That means more children, Friend Driver; children who run and jump and glory in a heedless spirit we can barely remember. Now wait. Listen a little longer. Listen into dusk. You hear the thin, airy cries as the neighborhoods disolve in evening. It's the frenzy of the last minutes of freedom. It is the sound of children again, Friend Driver, just before the parents begin shouting names from steps and yards. And only after that is it quiet. All the fragile sounds are gone as though they never were. But one thing must remain with us, Friend Driver. GAY'S BARBER SHOP Gaylen Bierbower, Prop. 144 Main St. Fayette It Pays To Look Well The sounds we have listened to mean that spring has released the children. They are spilling out again into our world of traffic. They are in movement on bikes, skates and blurring logs. The ugly sound of your brakes should have no place in their world. Slow down, now, for children and the spring. THERMOGA ...brings Country Homes ")C Lire in modem convenience beyond the city mains! Install cleaner, purer, hotter Tbermogas for new freedom in cooking, automatic water heating, and refrigeration in your home. You'll be amazed at the time and work you'll save when you let Tbermogat work for you. See us today... let us explain the convenience, economy, efficiency of Tbermogas in your hornet Gene Wm. 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