Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on June 22, 1961 · Page 2
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 2

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, June 22, 1961
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Established In IBM NATIONAL EDITORIAL A! 1fis Old 1wwt Subscription Rates Ir. Faye'.tf- and Adjoining Counties Ou* = ;dc- Kavet'.e and Adjoining Counties $3.00 Per Year S3.50 Per Year "The best way for a housewife to have a few minutes to herself at the close of the day la to start doing the dishes." Chattin' With Stoney Sorry. Missed the deadline, iviumn. Brumm of N«w Hampton. MUi Maxson will leach school al Kltmmo next fall, and her fiance will gradual* from Upp»r Iowa university in August, and will coach and teach junior high mathematics at Briit. August 19 is 'he da *e set for the wedding. Creek Bottom Comments — By Reuben Savings bond sales Still high in Iowa The Leader := published weekly in Fayette. Iowa, and distributed '..n Thursday rr.omine. Entered at the Post Office at Fayette. Iowa as ?ecor.d class matter, under the Act of March 3. 1879. Maur»ce Stoneman. Owner and Publisher Editorial Comments - - - Shorter Work Week — Higher Prices A.= ::rr.t approaches for renewal of labor con- .n major industries, the prospect of another .-.Aide wave of waee increases raises ques- ": • '. the most sober proportions. During the : the p-jbl:c became aware fcr the first thit '.-.f- United States is not an impregnable e m:. !-,rtre?5 On top of this, the spector of v.:hrio'.o2.c ii i.-u.mpioyment as a result of auto- rr.a*.»:r. ha.? been argued from a!! sides. Protracted -trike? and another round of enforced wage in- ;r. key industries could deal a devastating h'.w '-< h•> for steadv growth of employment and .n.i-..- trial expansion S: what course will ::i:or; officials set now for their millions of mem- The June iss.ie of Nation's Business contains •>r. ir.tere-tniC report. It indicates that the top s:. ke.-r:,e.-i of organized labor are going to push for a shorter work - week. President Kennedy opposes such a step on the ground that the tradi- ti'.'na: 40-.-,our week is necessary', "if we are to •. ont:nue eeorj-.rmc growth and maintain our commitments at home and aboard." Trse labor spokesmen, and those who agree •.v;:h them argue that if everybody works fewer r.o .rs there will be more jobs V: go around. Con- 2rv.--m.an Powell of N'ew York. Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor says, "We have to meet automation with a 32-hour week " He has introduced a bill to cut the basic work - week from 40 to 37 >, hours in two years, and 35 hours in four years. For work beyond the basic week, workers would be paid time-and-a- ii.'ilf. There will be extremists on both sides of the controversy. History is on the side of an eventual shorter work - week. As Nation's Business points out, "The work - week has dropped from .some 70 hours 100 years ago to 40 hours today — an average of three hours per decade. If the average reduction were to be projected into tiie future, men would be working only 10 hours a week 100 years from now, one hour 30 years later. and would not have to work at all after that. Obviously, this is absurd." One thing is certain, the shorter work - week cannot be paid for without hurting the economy except by increasing production efficiency, so that we can produce in a shorter period what we now produce in forty hours. It is just a matter of arithmetic Again, in the words of Nation's Business. "If 40 hours in wages are paid for only 32 hours of production, workers will have the same amount of money to spend but they will be producing fewer goods and services. Prices will rise and inflation will make the gain imaginary . . . "A shorter work - week cannot be taken out of profits Profits are needed to provide improvements in plant and equipment which help create jobs .... If output per man-hour continues to rise as it nas since the war, it will take eight years before we are able to produce in 32 hours what we now produce in 40." Union economists themselves are not unanimous in agreeing that a shorter work - week is a desirable goal at this time for organized labor. An official of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union says, "We may gain on employment through the shortening of hours, but within two years it would have little effect on the unemployment situation." This official's view is shared by other union spokesmen. If uniens won their objective of fewer hours with no loss in take-home pay, increased labor costs would encourage further automation and further unemployment. A shorter work - week enforced either by law or union contract might also cause a spread of "moonlighting", the practice of taking second jobs. One thing is certain, neither labor, management nor consumers can afford a repetition now of the disastrous tie-ups in major industries such as has happened in the past in automobiles and steel. ~" Iowans invested 810,087,415 in No Series E and H savings bonds during May, boosting the five- month Vtal to $71,617,229 for 48 per cent of the annual goal. National average for the period was 44 per cent. Forrest B. Claxton, Fayette, volunteer savings bond co-chairman, reported that sales in Fayt tte county during May were S!)2.G70, bringing the lotal for the first five months to $734,599 for 44 per cent of its 1961 quota. "Iowa has the highest dollar volume and per cent of quota attained among the eight midi western states in this region," the chairman said, "and has the second highest dollar volume in the nation for Series H bonds." 97 Mrs Al Smith of Guernsey recently celebrated her 97th birthday One of the highlights of her life was when the first airplane designed and flown by the Wri- Mr. and Mrs. Dale Maxson of ght brothers flew over her farm Fayette announce the approach- at Clarksburg, W. Va. She says it ing marriage of their daughter, looked like a couple of fencing Judith Ann. to Dennis Brumm, hoards crossed over with a bas- son of Mr. and Mrs. Delphin ket hanging down below. We have been both interested and disgusted with the news stories and d agrams all about President Kennedy's backache. He has our sincere sympathy because wo have had the .same trouble several times in our little life. But the highly phrased statements of tnc "orthopedic specialist" were the usual medical gobbklygook, to confuse the simple truth. We think it's one- hell-of-a-note that the President of the U.S.A. can't have a few chiropractic treatments, c-b-c- Last March the U.S. Senate passed a bill giving 'Federal Aid' to various states that were "not financially able to meet their unemployment compensation payments." Pennsylvania was listed as a "poor" state, and received $14.3 million mote than they paid in. Now, under the proposed "Federal aid" to education, Pennsylvania is listed as a "rich" state, and would pay $14.9 million to the very states from which they received the $14.3 million. This is only ONE briefly stated example of the "Federal aid" merry- go-round in Washington. But it is an expensive merry-go-round. The political "brokerage fees" are high. There is the enormous army of bureaucrats that administer all the "aid" programs, and keep the merry-go-round oiled and running.' The government has no access to mysterious funds. Every dollar that is appropriated to any "Federal aid" program is taken from the peoples pocket, either directly or indirectly. In blunter words, either by federal taxes, or by the bamboozlement of "U.S. Savings Bonds". Peace time sale of Government Bonds are only a hypocritical way of postponment until tomorrow a payment that should be paid today, (unless we had the national self-discipline to not sell ourselves the extravagance in the first place.) "Savings Bonds" are little else but tranquilizer pills for our colossal Federal financial headache. c-b-c He who lives on a bluff, deserves a good shove. Lima women to meet The Lima Ladies Aid will meet Friday afternoon, June 23, one week early at the home of Mrs. Franklin Oclberg, instead of with Mrs. Jim Davis. Devotions will be given by Mrs. Otto Popenhagen and Mrs. Alden Wilson will be in charge of the program. Roll call will be answered with a place I would like to visit this summer. SELL YOUR DON'T WANTS WITH LEADER WANT ADS protect your garden against insects and disease TOMATO and VEGETABLE DUST Controls insects, rust, mildew, blight and 1 Pound various other fungus diseases on vegetables and flowers. Guaranteed results. GARDEN CENTER 95c Mechanic and Seventh — Fayette, Iowa LUCY'S GARDEN OF EATEN Sunday Menu Dinners Served From 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. TOMATO or ORANGE JUICE FRIED CHICKEN SWISS STEAK FRENCH FRIED SHRIMP WHIPPED POTATOES SCALLOPED CORN APPLE SALAD HOT DINNER ROLLS COFFEE ICE TEA MILK DESSERTS Apple Crunch Ice Cream Strawberry Shortcake PLATE DINNER $1 50 only your local stores give instant and service . . . delivery We don't believe you gain anything at all by driving long distances to snop at BIO i_u r stores, c/ur local sources have merchandise that's just as good and costs no more. But merely for the sake of argument, suppose you do save a few dollars on a time-consuming trip many miles from home. And suppose you don't even count the cost of gasoline and oil, car wear, parking fees, etc. Forget, too, if you like, the hazards of driving in today's heavy highway and city traffic. But don't overlook these things: What you buy here can be in your home in a few minutes — no wait- fug bcvcial Uaya for delivery. And if tho merchandise doesn't give full satisfaction, any needed service or adjustment of the purchase can be made without shipping the items back to the BIG CITY or being forced to make a second trip yourself. Why drive scores of miles looking for trouble? Shop light around the corner and be safe and satisfied. SHOP FAYETTE HERB'S HOW YOU BENEFIT BY DOINQ ALL YOUR SHOPPING LOCALLY When you buy from your hometown merchants you gets HONIST VALUE! AMPU IIIICTION 3. INSTANT DELIVERY, SERVICE AND ADJUSTMINT 4. MOM PERSONAL AND VRIENDLIER TREATMENT 5. SAVINO Or TIMI *. RELIEF FROM COSTLY TRAVIL THIS MESSAGE BROUGHT TO YOU AS A PUBLIC SERVICE BY OTTS DRIVE "IN Phone 102 DUMERMUTH ANB FAY Phone 207 ZABRISK1FS GARAGE Phone 80 MAURER'S SHOES AND CLOTHING Phone 263 E. A. BILLINGS Postmaster MULUNS SPORT SHOP T » 7. FREEDOM FROM ROAD HAZARDS IllMINATION or COSTLY PARKINO PROBLEMS 9, AVOIDANCE Of JOSTLING CROWDS 10. THI CHANCI TO BUILD A BITTER COMMUNITY BY PUTTINO YOUR DOLLAR! TO WORK HIRE / MC LEESE - LEYTZE FURNITURE - APPLIANCE Phone 160 STATE BANK OF FAYETTE Phone 4 VANDERSEE PLUMBING AND HEATING Phone 194 FAYETTE INSURANCE AGENCY Phone 88 BILL'S SUPER VALU Phone 84 DOC'S BARBER SHOP MAPLE MOTEL Phone 264-R2 FAYETTE THEATER HARRY'S CITIES SERVICE Phone 38 UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY Phone 170 FARM BUREAU INSURANCE Phone 68 FAYETTE COUNTY LEADER Phone ll-R-2 THRIFTY FOOD HAST Phon, 81 • ' t<y > f 'sin •

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