Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on June 8, 1961 · Page 1
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Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, June 8, 1961
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"*** Des Mo'mcs Dopt of Hist. & Aiviuvc'j Ors Moines, 10, Io<v;i The Heart Of Northeast Iowa's Scenic Wonderland , Volume 47, Number 23 Thursday, June 8, 1961, Fayette, Iowa «__,_, - • -••-«...^»»».:— mir THE NEW FAYETTE COUNTY Dairy Princess was crowned jueiday night at a banquet in the Farm Bureau building. The new princes,, Sandra Lauer, is at the left, and last year's princess, Mrs. Jim Murphy of Wadena, is at the right. Sanc/ra Lauer crowned County Dairy Princess Sandra Lauer, 18 year old daughter of MB. and Mrs. Arnold Lauer, was named Fayette County Dairy Princess at the county Dairy 'Association meeting in the basement of the Fayette Farm Bureau building, Tuesday night. Miss Lauer graduated from West Central high school this spring, and plans to attend Iowa State University at Ames this fall, to study home economics. The new queen was picked from a group of five by two judges from Manchester. She was crowned at the close of the banquet by last year's county prin- Amateurs perform In talent events Six contestants took part in the first of the Friday night talent shows last week on the streets o' Fayette. The shows are scheduled to be held each Friday night during the next two months. The contest ended in a tie between Betty Mae Downing of Fredricksburg, and Donna Langham and Connie Forney of Independence. Betty Mae did a song and dance number, and the two Independence girls did a dance number. Other contestants included Linda and Cindy Lamphier, who sang, and Peggy Hofer in a dance routine. A band concert by the Fayette high school band proceeded the talent show. Master of ceremonies was Jack Howard. Several acts have already been lined up for this week's talent show according to Don Rainer, chairman of the events. Anyone who wishes to take part in the show may contact Mr. Rainer, or Mrs. Robert Lamphier at Lucy's Garden of Eat'en. Each contestant receives $2.50 in trade from local merchants, and winners will compete at the close of the weekly contests for a grand prize. The talent show will begin at 8 p.m. on the street near the State Bank of Fayette. cess, Mrs. Jim Murphy of Wadena. Other contestants in the contest were Kayo Hamlett of Lament, Lavonne Johnson of Fayette, Sue Ccnklin of Hawkeye, and Carol Suckow of Hawkeye. Dan Murphy of the Iowa Creamery Association, was the main speaker at the banquet. He told the creamery operators and dairy fanners present tliat "We all have a job to do STJ we all have something in common." He told the group that the national organization raises about $6 million each year, and that a- tcut one and a half million is spent on advertising the sale of fluid milk and about half that amount on advertising thc sale of butter.. He pointed out that "competition from the synthetic products on the market is tough. We have a selling job to do, and there is no easy, quick way." In closing he stated "I feel the dairy business is a real good business with a good future." Between 60 and 70 persons attended the banquet, which was sponsored by thc county dairy association. Ralph Pleggenkuhl, chairman of the dairy committee, was the master of ceremonies. Eight Pages This Issue urffey resigns as Fayette town clerk A SEMI - TRAILER TRUCK with a partial load of feed rolled over into the ditch west of Fay- etio last Friday morning about 10 a. m. Thc accident occurred when the driver. John Hofer, hit some loose gravel on a curve in the road, and the truck slid off into thc ditch. Mr. Hofer and Eldred Dumermuth, a passenger in the truck, were shaken up. bul no! injured seriously. There was considerable damage Jo the one side of the truck. The piciuro above shows John Fay. Dennie Dumermuth and Bob Addy unloading the sacks of ieed. The truck is owned by Dumermuth and Fay. Hospital auxiliary Upper /OV/Cf Opens SWim To present benefit 'Babes in p OQ/ f Q/ ^ ^ ' The Palmer Memorial women's auxiliary will present oral public on Friday and Satur- C au, director day, June 16 and 17. The program lion, will begin at 8 p.m. in the North High auditorium at West Union. All proceeds from the program The Upper t;wa university pool will be open to the general public this summer for recreational swimminjr, it was announced today by Andre Nad- of physical educa- safety instructor and lifeguard will be on duty at all limes. Willium Kapler, U.I.U. student, will l.i" in charge- of the pool for the summer months. The pool will be available to Merle Diu-fey, who h;is been ci- t.v c i-rk for the past year submit- tecl bis resignation at the regular monthly meeting ,,f the council Monday night. Mr, Durfcy's reason for resigning is clue to social security regulations. The council voted to pay him a S100 bonus at the end of this month. . Mayer Jack Beck stated that applications for the position are now being taken, and the new clerk will assume the position on Jul - v l During the meeting, the count:il voted to hire Becky Maxiwn, Dcnnie Dumermuth and Mrs. Harold Bmilton to work on the summer recreation program. Mr. numerrmith will be in charge of C of C plans Discussion ol Friday events A genera! meeting of the Fay- i.'Uo Chamber of Commerce will be held Wednesday, June 14, at Lucy's Garden of Eat'en. The mooting will begin with a 7 p.m. dinner. All Fayette retailers, whether members . of the Chamber of Commerce i::i- no!, are urged to attend this meeting. The main topics to be discussed will be the Friday night store hours and thc Friday the public during the foil,: wing ni y h " t talent'shows, puriods: „,, .. ., Monday through Friday - 3 ™c 'mx-tins js open to all mcr- p. m. to 5 p. m. and from 7 to Hoitzman hospitalized; Undergoes eye surgery Lloyd Hoitzman, local police chief, is in the Marshalltown hospital for eye surgery and will be hospitalized tor some time. .Anyone wishing to write to Mr. Hoitzman may do so by writing in care of the Evangelical Hospital, Eye "Department, Room 324, Marshalltown, Iowa. Chief Holtzman was recently granted a leave of absence by the town council in order to have the surgery. Howard Hubbell and Melvin Hoitzman are filling in. on the police force during the chiefs absence. Jon Knight shares 4th In state car road-e-o Jon Knight tied for fourth place in the Iowa state car rcad- e-o held Saturday, June 3, at Cresco. He had previously won first place in thc Fayette-Buchanan county contest held at Ocl- wein, with the highest score ever achieved there. In a contest including written tests and demonstrations of driving skills, Alan Kirchoff, Humboldt, placed first, Charles Brown of Carlisle, second, Benny Somer- erville, of Marion, third, Jon Knight of Fayette, and Perry Brown of Estherville, tied for fourth. Jon, 17, is a senior at Fayette Community high school, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Knight. •He was accompanied to Crcs- co by Mr. Eldon Peters. A charge of 25 cents per person will bu mndi- for use of the pool, Nadeau stated. This in"Babes in Toyland" will be depo- eludes all expenses for use of the <J p. m. sited Jn the building fund. Wo- locker room, dwwer iefilities. Saturdays - -9 to 11'30 men of the auxiliary will take and thc pool. A qualified water and 1 to 4:30 p. m. Sundays — 1 to 5 p. in. The peel will be closed to the public from 9 a. in. to 3 p. m. tlie week days, Nadeau American instruction u ' ( '" '' program. Thc ARC water safety Crahan and instruction program will be District Cliff Arquctte, the fabulous- under thc direction of Frank • , . . ch " nt . s and Ulcir wives. Anyone wh<> 1S !int ^' rn " l ^ Cfl . **<*• wishes a.-.m>J.°-5Jl en - d '. ?. b ' J .V U1 C ? U the Fayette the boys recreation, Miss Max- ron the girls recreation, and Mrs. Boulton arts and crafts. The council set th^ budget for the summer recreation program at S650. The council also voted to purchase an adequate number of "dead end" signs for streets in Fayette. --> They also decided to take out the cement ramp in front of Bill's Super Valu, if the <vork. could be done by city em- •pplyees. They also discussed the J.wo gasoline pumps located on the Main street sidewalk, and aqked...Attorney W. V. Clark to investigate as'to whether the pumps could be removed. TRh.D . council also discussed bringing the road up to grade near the E. H. Carley residence, and-two hour parking in several places in town. Both matters were tabled. Goo.rge Weber interviewed the council in regard to water running off the street into his yard and basement. He asked the council to dig a ditch to get rid of the water. Mayor Beck informed him that Hie council would take the matter under advisement. W. V. Clark informed the council that the town of Fayette owes the Grandview cemetery association $1,300 from last year and $2,500 from this year. The money f is used for maintainance, and some is also put aside to be used when more cemetery area is needed. Council members were not clear on the subject, and so voted to pay the cemetery association $1,000 now, and investigate as to the balance due. part in the program. According to Wallace Brudvig, hospital administrator, thc state will soon require that the facilities of the hospital be expanded in order to adequately care for the increasing number of patients. This will constitute an addition to the hospital. Mr. Brudvig stated that although the hospital is owned by the town of West Union 61 per cent >:f the 1300 patients who were treated al the hospital last year were from outside West Union. Eighteen per cent of this group had Fayotte addresses. Tickets for the auxiliary program aro available at the Fayette Leader office, or from Miss Grace Meyer, Mrs. E. E. Eisuheid, Mrs. Howard Johnson, members of the lions club, the Outlook club, and the Kinderlein flub. Charlie Weaver to Appear at local fair Bromwell appoints Crahan representative said, because of the Red Cross swimming 'linirriiuuni'iM T' -<>n«i< .ssm.m J ii ii.n- t^.ntwi/i " "•"> '><»»ecf ly funny "Charlie Weaver" of Jack Paar's show, will headline one of the big night shows at the Fayette County Fair this year, according to announcement made today by Secretary E. T. Alcorn. ''Appearing with Charlie will be ivne :>f tin- most outstanding group of acts to be seen in the midwest this year," Alcorn said. "Wo are very fortunate to have booked Charlie. He will Picket t of Fuycttc. Nadeau also stated thai Ihe U.I.U. pool can be reserved by groups for special swimming '. W. (Clem) as his Second ative. Mr. Crahan will represent Mr. IJromwell in the Second District while the Congressman is in Washington. He will act as the Glen Portejrs plan open . House on anniversary "*Mr. and Mrs. Glen A. Porter, 1170 Patton Street, Waterloo, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with an open h:use Sunday, June 11 from 2 to 5 p. m. Buhiman, Mrs. William Robinson, Mrs. Laurette Garrey of Waterloo, and Mrs. Larry Shell- arci, of Cedar Falls as hostesses. Porters have five Held annual meeting The Lima Burial Ground association held their annual meeting and all officers were re-elected. Mrs. John Kuhens, president; Merle Durfey, secretary; and Charles Oelberg, treasurer. Change meeting date The Willing Workers have changed their meeting place on Thursday afternoon, June 8, to the home of Mrs. Clarence Lau. Mrs. Marie Samek will have charge of the entertainment. Safety lane check A car safety lane check will be held in West Union, Friday, from 12 noon until 8 p. m. There will be free parking at the meters all day Friday and Friday night for motorists who have safety check stickers. Shower planned A'miscellaneous shower honoring Miss Verna Nehlsen will be held Thursday evening, June 8, at the Broad Rnorn of the First Methodist church. parties any afternoon or evening liaison man between the people by making prior arrangements at home and the Washington of- with the swimming director. firl , ()f lhu> Congressman. Mr. Crahan recently resigned us United States Marshal; the post he assumed in 1953. Prior to his recent appointment as Marshal, Mr, Crahan had been active in Republican affairs in Fayette County and Uie state, and in one national election served as a presidential elector from Iowa. In announcing the appointment, Congressman said, "I am proud that rny office can make available the service of Mr. Crahan to thc people of the Se- d-nd District. His lifetime of ex- Farley elected to head Fayette Legion post Lawrence Farley was elected Commander of the Fayette American Legion post at the annual election meeting, Thursday, June 1. Thc meeting was held at the local legion hull. Other officers elected were as follows: First vice commander, Ralph Dixon; second vice commander, Willard Langcrman; third vice commander, Howard Popenhagen Glen Porter and Miss Edna King were married June 7, 1011, in Randalia. They moved to Waterloo in 1925 and have lived there since. Mr. Porter retired in 1958. historian, F.B. Claxton; chaplain perience in the District and his Ed Gooder; Service officer John i.xcellent judgement and out- Hofmeyer; Sergeant at arms, standing Federal service make him the John Fay; adjutant, Robert Anthony. ideal to serve the people of District." School band will Practice on Thursday Members of the Fayette high school band are asked to report for rehearsal each Thursday night from now until July 13. Rehearsals will be held in the high school building. The school band played their first outdoor concert of the season last Friday night. They will play two more concerts, one on Friday, June 23, and the last one on Friday, July 14. The band is under the direction of David Hamilton. CHARLIE WEAVER come here from the Wisconsin state fair, will make only one other appearance in Iowa, at the Greater Jones County Fair at Monticcllo, before returning east," Alcorn said. For.the first time in the Fair's Four in Sperry household now Get Social Security benefits ALLEN CASE history, a complete change of MEMBERS OF THE FAYETTE County Dairy association commute* are pictured above, follow- program is scheduled for each ina tit* banquet in ih* Farm Bureau building,, Tuesday night. Left to right in the picture, they are: of the eight platform shows i C. W«n«»neM, county extension director; Edwin Decker, Westgaie; Dave VanDerberg* Hawkeye; scheduled this year. W*W»S*»W«i W»ukom«» Howsrt Jonto, Ltnvwitj Milton NabhoU, Hawkeye, (Continued on page. «) A -northeastern Iowa resident, his wife, their daughter, and her husband, all are receiving Federal Old-age insurance retirement benefits under thc Social Security Act, it was disclosed yesterday by Earl T. Johnson, district manager, of the Waterloo Social Security Administration district office. Both couples are members of the same household in Fayette Iowa. They are William R. Sperry, who continues to hold the title of "Oldest Social Security Beneficiary" on the social security rolls in northeastern Iowa, who celebrated his 102nd birthday on March 6 of this year, his wife Anna H., age 89 and their son-in-law and daughter, Ray E. and Lillie Z. Farley who are 75 and 69 years of age, respectively. Mr. Sperry and Mr. Farley qualified for ascial security benefits by working long enough in employment covered by the law and their wives are drawing wives' benefits on their husbands' social security accounts. Mr. and Mrs. Sperry have been receiving social security benefits since July, 1940, which was seven months after monthly social se- curity benefits first became payable in January, 1D40. Mr. and Mrs. Farley became entitled to social security benefits in September, 1951. In ci recent interview, Mr. Sper ry stated that he was not feeling as well this year as he did last year. He had an operation in Aug ust of 1960 and since that time he has been unable to walk up town UK he did before. He stated that he has practically no pain and is able to get around the house with a walker, but he doesn't venture outside alone. He said that he has a lot of trouble hearing and seeing very well any more. His daughter mentioned that both her father and mother are able to get to the table for three meals a day and she thought that that wus pretty good for their age. While Mr. Sperry was talking about his operation, his wife said that she had never had an operation of any kind and that she would not have one. Mr. Sperry said that they have 2 new great great grandchildren born in 1960. He also stated that he lost a married son in a car- truck accident in Tucson, Arizona, on December 4, 1960, Both Mr. Sperry and his wife, and also their daughter, seemed very interested in the possibility of medical care being made available under social security. In July of I960, Mr. Sperry's oldest daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Farley came to live with them. Previously the Parleys had resided at Waucoma, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Sperry observed their 72nd wedding anniversary on March 20, 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Farley observed their 50th wedding anniversary on November 1, I960. The total family income from social security to the four members of the household is $183.00 per month. Mr. Sperry is one of five centenarians drawing social security benefits in Iowa. Mr. Johnson explained that, although all social security records are confidential, Mr. Sperry and Mr. Farley consented to have their cases publicized in order to better acquaint the people of the United States with the Social Sec urity Act, with the benefits provided by that Act, and with the services performed by the Social Security Administration,

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