Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on May 25, 1961 · Page 1
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Thursday, May 25, 1961
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296 cars, trucks pass Through safely lane check A total of 23G cars and 15 trucks received the safety chek sticker in the annual car safety lane chock at Fayotte last Friday. The safety lane is sponsored each year by the Fayette Lions club and the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. During the eight hour period, 281 cars drove through the check lane. Out of this number 212 received the safety check sticker the first time through. Forty five cars were rejected due to minor defects, and 24 of the drivers had the defective parts on their cars fixed and drove through the lane a second time to receive the sticker for the windshield. All 15 of the trucks that were inspected passed with flying colors. Burned out tail lights and license plate lights were the cause of one-third of the rejects. Fifteen of the cars had burned out tail lights and 14 burned out license plate lights, while 11 ran . a close third with at least one burned out headlight. Five of the cars had defective brakes, 16 had defective turn signals, two had defective exhaust pipes and »-jnc had a defective horn. Members of the Lions club were assisted with the safety lane check by junior high and high school youngsters who are members of the Fayette Youth Center and by members of the highway patrol and city pDlice. Free Royal Crown Cola for workers and motorists was furnished by the Decorah bottling company, and cooled by Bill's Super Valu. At 8:30 p.m. a drawing was held on Main street with 60 gallons of gasoline and numerous other prizes being given away. Winners of the gasoline were: Jack Mullins, 10 gallons from Swomley D-X; Fred Maurer, 10 gallons "from Hedneman Texaco; P. B. Claxton, 10 gallons from Earle's Standard Service; Kathy Shaffer, 10 gallons from Harry's Cities Service, F. B. Garvin, 10 gallons from Ed Campbell's Deep Rock Service; Clio Vaught, five gallons from Ed'.T Deep Rock; Ralph Dickinson, five gallons from Earle's Standard. Other merchants who offered prizes, and the winners, were: Mullins Sport Shop, E. A. Billings; Doc's Barber Shop, Rusty Everetts; Maurer's Shoe Repair, Harold Baker; Walker's Flower Shop, Ronnie Maxaon; Coffee Nook, Paul Briggs; Smith Grocery, Ernie Vermazen; Howard's Radio, Jim Orr; Maurer's Shoes and Clothing, John Duwe. Lewis Variety, Don Van Sickle; Williams Locker, L. R. Lockwood; Knight's Hardware, Joe Langerman; Lucy's Garden of Eat'en, J. M. Durfey; University Cleaneis, Bob Lamphier; Bill's Super Valu, Ronnie Brown; Carley Plumbing and Heating, Ronald Nading; Daniels Drug, Har- old Clendenen; Thrifty Food, Harley Holmes: Fayctlc' Lender, .J. G. Whitford. Several Methodist Churches to have new Parish affiliations A number of Iowa Methodist churches — perhaps as many as 30 — will have nt>w parish affiliations after the middle of June. The changes will bo made in accordance with the church's 10- year program of strategy in Ibwa that calls for the eventual linking of churches in parish combination so that each minister will have a minimum of 400 members to serve. The exact combinations to be put into effect this year are being formulated now and will be announced at the annual conference sessions opening June 11 in De> Moincs and June 18 in Sioux City. Possible combinations and an explanation of the strategy and procedures to be followed were outlined at a series of 14 district meetings in April. Area leaders stress that churches are not being closed and merged with oilier churches to achieve the 400-membcr goal, but rather are being linked in one of several possible ways. The 400-mcmber goal will not be fully implemented for a number of years, at least. A report prepared for the district study sessions said that if the 400-member goal were fully implemented each Methodist church member in the state would be served by a fully ordained minister. Hist. & Archiv* The Heart Of Northeast Iowa's Scenic Wonderland Volume 47, Number 21 Thursday, May 25, 1961. Fayette, Iowa Eight Pages This Issue Cardinals place 2nd in outdoor meet Annual Poppy Day Sale on Saturday The Annual Poppy day in Fayette will be held on Saturday, May 27, with junior high school girls selling the poppies. Each year the psppies are made by disabled United States veterans. The proceeds will go directly to the disabled veterans. The auxilairy of the Fayette American Legion Post is also conducting its annual poppy poster contest. The contest is open to all Fayette grade school students. Posters will be judged and put on display in the Maurer clothing store window. Mrs. Harold Earle, chairman of the local poppy sale, urges everyone to buy their poppy from the Fayette Chapter. FAYETTE'S TRACK TEAM has compiled several trophies ihis spring, including second places in the class C slato outdoor and indoor. Members of ihe learn include, left lo right: Coach John Most stores to close On Memorial Day Memorial Day will be quietly i bservcd in Fayette, with members of the American Legion Post firing squad visiting the individual cemeteries. Most of the stores in Fayette, along with the post office and A.S.C. cfficc will be closed, all day, Tuesday, May 30. Ed Goodcr, commander of the local Legion Post, stated that the firing squad will visit four cemeteries, Grandview, Dunham Grove near Randalia, St. Francis, and the small cemetery north of Fayette en highway 150. The firing squad will hold a short ceremony on the bridge at the north edge of Fayette, as a wreath of flowers is dropped into the water. Durfey outstanding In 880 relay event The Fayette Cardinal track squad added more trophies to their collection last Saturday as they placed second in the outdoor track meet at Ames. The class C competition was won by Sioux Rapids with 25 points, Fayette tied for second with Bayard with 23 points. In the indoor state track meet this spring the Cardinals al.«v> placed second, being beaten by Bayard by one point. Cardinals who placed in the meet at Ames were as follows: 100 yard dash — Dwight Durfey placed second with a time of :10.2, a new school record fc>r Fayette. 2 mile relay — 5th place — John Tripp, Bon Maxson, Ken Butlers, Randy Van Bogart. Timr — 8:37.6. f!80 yard relay — 2nd place — Chandler, John Tripp, Ron Pattinon, Jen./ Tann, Ken Butters, Larry Williams, Ron Maxson, Dwifjnt Durloy, Leo Burns, Randy Van Bogarl, Ron Timmerman. Richard Van Sickle. (Oelwein Register) Talent needed for Friday night shows A plea for amateur talent was issued this week by Don Rainer, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Friday night entertainment committee. The talent shows in Fayette are scheduled to begin Frfday night, June 3. As yet, the program for the first night has not been announced, but jnore details will be avaiiublr in next week's issue of the Leader. The amateur talent shows will be sponsored each Friday night by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, along with band concerts and ijther events. Each contestant who takes part in the talent shows will receive $2.50 in merchandise from the sponsoring merchants. Winners will be chosen each week, and at the end of August all winners will compete for a grand prize. Any talent that can be shown i:n the stage is eligible to enter in the contest. Anyone who is interested should contact Don Rainer at the Farm Bureau building in Fayette. Bromwe// fo give address At U. 1. U. commencement — 1:35.6. Medley Relay — 3rd place — Ken Butters, Mike Smith, Lee Burns, John Tripp. ' Time — 3:49.2. 880 yard run — fifth place — Randy Van Bogart — 2:05.4. 440 yard relay — second — Mike Smith, Larry Williams, Lee Burns, Dwight Durfey. Time •46 1 James E. Bromwell, U. S. Rep- Science Hall. In event of rain it Bivad iumo — fifth — resentative in Congress from the will be held in the- Colgrove-Wal- Smith Iowa District, will be k<M- Memorial building. ' n .. . ..,,„, ° thcr eVen ' S which the Card- the Commencement speaker at The congressman's Commence- . , Upper Iowa University rn Mon- mcnt address is entitled "On the J J ola . ent4 f red . » c ud * d day, May 29. Bromwell will ad- Nature •-•!' First Things". Bromwell JAMES E. BROMWELL dress a graduating class of 82, representing 51 Hifferent cities located in four states. T h e annual Commencement Tann in the football throw and received his B. A. R °" Timmerman in the pole do",rce from the Stale University vaml of Iowa in 1942 and his master's S^ 68 the two state meets, degree from Harvard university thcTTCJrdmals have placed first in 1!M7. He also received an LL.B. '" tnc ' r division in the Comet degn e from the University of relays; first in the Monona Bull- Iowa in I'lfiO. cl °fi relays; twi~ firsts in the An overseas vc-teran of World Cornell relays (880 and 440 yard War II Cromwell enlisted as a ''t-'ays); first in the 880 and 440 private and was discharged with ;lt tjle IoW;l state Teachers col- the rank of captain. lie was ad- !c £ e «'! ;| ys; second in the Upper milled to Ihe Iowa bar in 1951, Iowa conference meet at Luther. and .served as assistant Linn Probably the most outstanding <. imtv attorney from 1956 until member of the squad was Dwight 1959. Durfey who almost single-hand- He was elected to the United Lc)1 y moved the Cardinals into States House of Representatives second place at Ames. Dwight on Nov. (i. I960, and was appoint- was anchor man in the 440 and oil to the didary. committee on the ju- - '' June 1 is deadline for Feed grain program Corn and grain mrghum producers of Fayette county were reminded this week by the A.S.C. office in Fayette that only a few more days remain for signing up to participate in the 1961 feed grain program. "The deadline for signing up is June 1", it was emphasized by Ellis W. Thompson, chairman of the county A.S.C. committee. "We know there are still many farmers who intend to get into the program but "have delayed signing up. These farmers should come in at once to prevent a last minute rush." Chairman Thompson pointed out that farmers intending to sign up should keep in mind that the deadline date is June 1 and that the county office is closed on Saturdays. The office will also be closed on Memorial Day, May 30, which is a legal holiday. The number of farms signed up, to date is 1,232. This represents 33,655.9 diverted acres. Westfield Homemakers exercises will be held at 10 a.m. Fayor an a dj uste d weather permitting, the cere- _ mony will take place outside on Gross income tax the U. I. U. campus, just west of Awards presented to High school seniors Two awards in American History were given Tuesday evening, May Hi, at Ihe high school commencement exercises; the one Stanley girl elected Sorority president Gayle Wharram, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Wharram, of Stanley, has been elected president of Kappa Eta (Beta social sorority at Upper Iowa university, it was announced today by Mrs. Donald Kimball, chapter mother. The election was held as a part of the annual picnic held by the sorority, at which the meal was prepared and served by new members. A treasure 'hunt followed the election of officers. 880, and when he received the baton in the 880 Fayette was in sixth place . . . but when the event was over Durfey was running in second place. He also runs the hundred yard dash for the Cardinals, and his fastest time was :10.2. This time Nine w>.inen of the Westfield could probably be cut even more Homi'ii takers club met in the if he had a good cinder track to board room of the Farm Bureau practice on. Dwight plans to luiil.-liiig Monday evening to hear attend the University of Iowa Mrs. William Merkel report on next fall. the May meeting of the county Mike Smith was another out- v.i men's committee, standing member of the team, Mrs. Karl King, township civil running lead-off man in the 440 defense chairman, arranged for and 880 yard relays, and placing given by the Daughters of the the showing of a film strip telling first in the broad jump in the American Revolution to Doug- what could be done in case of state indoor meet, las Paul Fay, and by the Amen- an atomic attack. Coach John Chandler has high can Legion Auxiliary to Judith A discussion was held on the hopes for the squad next year, Lynn Miller. lack of aclV:n of the last general and feels that Randy Van Bo- The award in English was assembly, on the issue pertaining gart, Larry Williams, Lee Burns, earned by Carole Ann Dahkiuist; to property tax relief. Most of Ken Butters and John Tripp dramatics by Dr:uglas Fay; mils- the members present seemed to should be the toys to watch. ic by Carole Dahlquist; girls ath- favor adjusted gross income tax letics by Carole Duhlquist; and as a substitute fr.-r higher prop- Vacation Bible School boys athletics by Michael Smith, erty tax. The Wesleyan Methodist va- Valedictorian was Douglas Cards will be sent to members cation Bible school will begin on Fay, salutatorian, Judith Miller, informing them as to the time Monday, May 29, and will con- and the citizenship award was and place of the family picnic tinue through June 2. Classes presented to Douglas Fay. lo be held in either June or July, will be from 9 a. m. to 2:30 p. m. Fayette band to participate in Festival; C. Dahlquist, candidate ffe SAFETY CHECK Lane in Fayette WM in full swing last Friday whan ihe above picture, were taken. In the top photo, memberi of the Fayette youth center aw shewn patting the safety cheek ttbkH on thf win*. fhield and serving Royal Crown Cola. Left to right, they are: Bill Smith* Don Timmerman, John Tripp, Ron PattUon and Don Connor. The bottom photo •hows come of the can driving through the lane, ai three of the workers wait to make th*far in- . jjf^ -!*••» "»•>*- *x*K38sammBx- • specflon. Left to right in this picture are: Don Vandersee, Bill Bumgardne* and Cliff Hayes. The check lane was sponsored by the Fayette Lions club and the Fayette Chamber of Com- mwot, Special meeting A special meeting of the Fayette County Mutual Telephone company will be held Friday evening, May 26. The meeting is set flar 8 p. m. at the State Bank of Fayette to discuss the Fayette dial situation. Three innovations will be in- val are: stituted when more than 2,000 A modern school musicians from 60 bands converge on Cedar Rapids Saturday for the 15th annual Eastern Iowa Band Festival. The Fayette Community school band will be one of those participating. The sponsoring Cedar Rapids Jaycces will present a gift to each of the nominees for the 1961 "Miss Eastern Iowa" title. Each of the participating bands is nominating a candidate who will ride in the 10 a. m. parade Saturday, escorted by her school hand. Fayctte's candidate will be Carol Dahlquist, 18-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Dahlquist. Marshal of the parade will be Gov. Norman Erbe, marking the first time a governor has attended the celebration. Innovations at the 1061 festi- presented as the finale to the jazz concert will be night show in Kingston stadium. A special outdoor hi-fi system, similar to the one used at the Newport Jazz Festival, has been engineered for the event. Presenting the concert will be the combos of George Shearing, the blind London, pianist, and Jack Teagarden, long a giant in modern American jazz. Competition for the participating bands will be conducted during the morning parade. The bands will be judged in two .classes according to size with three trophy winners in each division announced at the night show. Atfternoon - long outdoor musr ic programs will be presented at three downtown sites through the cooperation of the American Federation of Musicians.

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