Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on May 19, 1977 · Page 1
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Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, May 19, 1977
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co i Ul o -2 "S CO co .5 c Q i O O Ul TJerb f Hist & Archives Des M^ajues, I'. 50309 FAYETTE LEADER BRINGING FAYETTE UP CLOSE Volume 63 Number 20 Fayette, Iowa 52142 Thursday, May 19, 1977 National award Burgess Meredith, left, receives Aldrich K. Paul, President, UIU. his honorary doctorate from Fred C. Adams, 16, of Fayette, is one of the high school students receiving a Special Award/Certificate of Merit from the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). The award presentations were made at the International Science and Engineering Fair held in Cleveland, Ohio, May 8-13. Fred, a 10th grade student at Fayette High School, was selected as one of the finalists for his "Wind Power: An Analysis of the Darrieus Wind Turbines." His science teacher is Richard Nihart. The International Science and Engineering Fair is administered by Science Service, a nonprofit organization for the popularization of science. The estimated 400 exhibitors were winners of state and local science fairs in the United States and in several foreign countries. The Cleveland contestants were Upper Iowa graduates 130 One hundred thirty received power in faceing setbacks, and 4) a degrees from Upper Iowa Univer- sense of enthusiasm for your job. sity last Saturday, including three In addition, an appreciation of honorary doctorates. In leu of the people is necessary. It is estimated outstanding energy related exhibit, judged on the scientific excellence and educational value of their projects, as well as on their understanding of relevant science and technology during interviews with the ERDA judges. traditional commencement speaker, each of the honorary recipients were inited to respond. William Andres, President of the Dayton Hudson Corporation of Minneapolis, a Fayette native, warned the graduates that they •face a highly competitive job market today, unlike the job market when he graduated from Upper Iowa 29 years ago. "The teaching profession requirements are down," he said, "the economic outlook is limited for new openings, that 75 percent of all job failures are related to human relations difficulties. He urged the graduates to take the time to understand people and to be able to interact with them. Andrew received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration as did Gerald Paul, President of Paul Harris Stores of Indianapolis, Indiana. A member of the UIU board of trustees, Paul spoke on the American Free enterprise system, or as he called it. "the system of making choices." Addressing the graduates, Paul stated that "you assumed it was to you, and depending upon your ability, you will play the dominate role in deciding your future. We so easily assume and take for granted, our freedom of choice." Actor Burgess Meredith, awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, arrived late for the ceremony following a late night Meeting in regular session Mon- flight from New York, living New day night in City Hall, the Fayette Council report and there has been a deceleration in government hirings." "Today, we have more college graduates and the question is, will your right to make a choice when there be a job. The paradox is, you chose to come to Upper Iowa never have we had more problems University. I doubt that you and the need for trained people to considered that some people do not York at 3:30 a.m. iottuvttng a flight from London, England, he connected with an early morning flight to Rockford, Illinois, where he chartered a private plane to West Union. Meredith joined the other recipients on the platform in time to receive his degree. Stating that his journey to Fayette actually started in South City Council accepted with regret The ERDA Special Award recipients and their teachers will be given an expense-paid "Energy Research Orientation Week" at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in August. Childhood education workshop Upper Iowa's Children Center is planning to operate a special four week July 5 - July 29 summer preschool activities program for preschool aged children (3 to 5 years). The summer program will concentrate on nature study activities, childrens creative dramatics, hikes, media and carft activities and other fun fan fun learning experiences. For additional information. contact Dr. Don Platz at Upper Iowa the resignation of Bob Pennebaker University (319-425-3664). The fee from the Fayette Volunteer Fire Department. The fire department's* full strength is listed at 15. This resignation reduces the effective strength of the department to ten at the time of this writing. Jim Doyle of Hanson and As- for the workshop has not been set, but will probably cost between $15.00 and $20.00. Preschool JL ayeiic actually aiancu m ouuiu Jim uvyi& ui j.j.aiiouu eiiu jr\a- r^-l Africa, Burgess said he was happy sociates, engineering firm of West at O 5 ca 2 solve them." Drawing from his own experiences, Andres told the graduates, "this world will not be as interested in your degree as in your degree of committment to solving the problems and challenges of today." He said committment is 1) the investment of time and energy, 2) a standard of quality and excellence over the competition, 3) staying have that choice." Telling of a recent trip to mainland China, Paul told of a young guide, college age, about to graduate. Asking how she chose her school, she replied the people of her commune where she had worked recommended her for higher education, selected her school, and would choose her job and location for her. "The key is," he stated, "it is up to hear his biography read because after the long trip, "I didn't know where I was or who I was." He said that the late George M. Cohan once told him to always try to get to the theatre on time, particularly following a long night before a matinee. Admitting he was a little late this time, he said, "I may not be a good actor, but I'm a fast actor." Following the commencement ceremony, the UIU Chemistry Hall was officially renamed the "Parker-Fox Chemistry Hall" in honor of Drs. Robert and Eleanor Fox. In dedicating the facility, the Foxes are honoring their families and their long association with Fayette. Union was present at the meeting to give a progress report on the water system study being conducted for the city. Possible sites for location of a water tower in the city were requested by Mr. Doyle. The ne'ed for an overhaul of the water system was exemplified this weekend. A relay switch on one of the city water pumps failed on Saturday, causing neither pump to be working. Within an hour and a half the warning bell on the water tower sounded and the tower went completely dry. The switches were worked manually, once the problem had been located and water service was back within a few hours. However, no water was Please turn to page 9 . IOW3 Recreation • I § ram Children who have completed pre-school, but are no older than seventh grade, will be able to participate in the Fayette Summer Recreation Program between June 16 and July 29 of this year. Preschoolers through grade three will meet from 9:00 a.m. to Getting Acquainted Days, Anything Goes, World of Sports, Finding the Fine Arts, Fun on Wheels, Circus Week and Super Stars. In addition to the morning programs, recreational swimming, swimming lessons, supervised 10:30 a.m. Fourth through seventh playground (for pre-school to third on the UIU campus arej [left to right] Dr. David Pippert, chairman, department of Chemistry; Dr. Scott Linge, President, UIU Board of Trustees; Dr. A.K. Paul, UIU President; Dr. Eleanor Fox and Dr. Robert Fox. graders will meet from 10:30 to noon. Afternoon activities run from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. Most activities, according to Recreation Coordinator Dennis Caryl, will start from Dorman Gym on the Upper Iowa University campus. Morning activities will vary in theme from week to week including graders) Tennis, Gymnastics, Little Upper Iowa University will offer its second annual two week summer workshop in early childhood education. The workshop is offered for non-credit, graduate or undergraduate credit (3 credit hours). Dr, Don Platz, director of Upper Iowa's Children Center, will be the program director for the early childhood workshop. The workshop will canvass Please turn to page 2, Cited for reckless driving Jim Wildman, Fayette, was charged with reckless driving by Fayette police officer Ken Douglas after an incident in the early morning of Friday, May 13. Wildman, according to the police report, backed his 1976 foreign sports car out of a parking place on Main Street about 12:10 a.m. He struck a pick-up truck which was waiting for him to back out. There was no damage to the truck, but Wildman immediately took off down Main Street and turned left on Clark Street. He did not make the turn and struck the curb on the League Baseball and Girls Softball south side of the street, damaging will be part of the program. the undercarriage of his vehicle and chipping off cement from the Registration, along with a fee of curb along a 2-3 foot stretch. He $3.00 is due at the Fayette School by Wednesday, May 25. For more detailed information contact Dennis Caryl, 425-3311 or 425-4269. continued up to the Maltbie Hall parking lot, where he was stopped. The entire incident was witnessed by Officer Douglas and Chief Bob Lamphier.

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