Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on July 13, 1961 · Page 2
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Established In 1914 My Neighbors 3=7 NATIONAL EDITORIAL Subscription Rates In Fayi'll'- und Adjoining Counties Outside Kayt-tte jmd Adjoining Counties $3.00 Per Year $3.90 Per Year Chattin' With Stoney The Leader Is published weekly in Fayette, Iowa, and distributed on Thursday morning. Entered at the Pest Office at Fayette, Iowa as second class matter, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Maurice Stoneman. Owner and Publisher Editorial Comments - - - President Kennedy's Diplomacy It has been observed that, during his campaign. President Kennedy was critical of personal diplomacy — that is, diplomacy conducted at the highest levels, by chiefs of state, rather than by lesser officials. And the dangers that are inherent in personal diplomacy arc evident enough — a decision made, a sentence spoken, by the head of a government becomes a matter of international moment instantly, and it is exceedingly difficult to take back. On the other hand, the acts of junii':rs can, if need be, be disavowed. Yet Mr. Kennedy has been conducting persona) diplomacy on an intensive scale with his counterparts in half a dozen countries. And this apparent reversal of policy, some of the leading crmmentators have been writing, is the result of a knowledge Mr. Kennedy has gained since assuming office —- the knowledge that in this incredibly swift-moving age persona 1 diplomacy is inevitable and unavoidable, whatever its disadvantages may be. In any event, U. S. policy vis a vis the Soviet Union has been clarified. No transcript of what Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Krushchev had to say to each other in Vienna has been published, and the authorized summaries have been of an extremely general nature. But it is clear that Mr. Kennedy is following what might be called a "hard" line — a line in which he says, in effect, we can go no farther, whatever the risks, and we will stand firm on what we conceive to be the fundamental and changeless interests of the United States and the Western alliance. This, no doubt, lias earned Mr. Krushchev's respect — the Russians understand and respect toughness, even as they are the first to make the most "f any show of weakness. Beyond that, it has served to sharpen the primary areas of difference between the two great nuclear powers and, perhaps, to bring very near the moment of ultimate show-down. We have problems aplenty, as all know. Spin a globe of the world and their sites will come before your eyes one after another — Cuha, much of the rest of Latin America, Vietnam, Laos, the whole Middle East, Africa with all its new, restless and unpredictable nations, and so on and_on. But thepnibabilily is that the most dangerous mid cfJlwal area ot (fie'lot is that old one — Berlin. A truly unified Berlin is virtually beyond conception. But the Soviets and their satellites are determined that West Berlin, as a free city with free government, must cease to exist, and must be brought into the totalitarian octopus that East Berlin represents in all its iuush griinness. The show-down may come soon — perhaps by fall, perhaps sooner. Then the danger of a shooting war will become agonizingly acute. It is a risk that Mr. Kennedy appears ready to accept, as a matter of sheer necessity, and all the indications are that the American people, and the leaders of both the parties, support him solidly in this resolve. In essence, he says to the Soviet empire: "We have gone this far, and that is all. We will go no farther, no matter what the dangers may be." This hard policy explains why Mr. Kennedy has been working so determinedly to shore up the Western alliance, and to retvilve the differences between the participating powers. Mr, Macmillan goes along — it is certainly no secret that, today, an England without the United States for an ally and a shield would be almost totally defenseless. Yet, within the United Kingdom, and even within Mr. Macmillan's conservative party, there are dissidents. Some go so far as to say submission to the Soviets would be preferable to conflict, and to the death and ruin that would come with it. This is a continuing problem, and its gravity should not be underestimated. The question mark is President De Gaulle of France. It is generally agreed that he is a very great man. His faith in France's ultimate resurgence never faltered, even in the darkest days of the Vichy government, when he was condemned to death in absentia. But, like most great men, DeGaulle is extraordinarily difficult. He has a vision that never fails him — a vision of France as she used to be, the first among nations, the leader of all. It is profound pride that leads him to refuse American leadership, to attempt to make France a nuclear power in her own right and, even, to threaten to abandon NATO. This last possibility must trouble Mr. Kennedy most of all. For a NATO without France would, for geographical reasons if none other, be a weak reed indeed. The collapse of the system, as a force to be reckoned with, a force to make the Soviets think twice before risking violence in Europe, would be likely. According to the best reports, the Paris meeting of Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Dc Gaulle was cordial, productive, and of some value. But there is nothing to show that the French President's. fundamental and romantic view, has changedT in the slightest. Time, will tell. And something the President has said has to do with that truism: "There is very little time. The enemy is lean and hungry and the United States is the only strong sentinel at the gate." Sometimes it's quite ;< eh. M- fo figure out what !»; wiite about in a column like the.. Yen scratch your head and think what subject shall we use tin. week . . . who shall we make angry this week'.' That seems to be a favorite habit > f an editor, you know . . . writing about controversial things that make someone angry. Since we will be long-gone to the lake by the time you read this, and since we are in a good vacation mood, we don't plan to make anyone angry this week . . . unless it should be someone in sympathy with the chicken. The announcement of a nationwide drive to produce more eggs as part of the aid to England and defense plan, and the set goal of 300,000,000 extra dozen eggs for the next IS months, prompted this poem — in 1041: Come on hen! Say when! Don't be u cluck. Don't pass the buck. Hey Lay Today. Across the country goes the call— The barnyards hear it, one and all; The message sweeps from cast to west; "No longer, hen, your second best" A buzzer buzzes and it's done, A paper's signed in Washington; Stenographers rush here and there, There's action in the very air. Officials leap to telephones, The orders ring in jolemn tones, The message fiows from silver pens; A Proclamation to the Hens. In headlines big the news is played; ALL POULTRY CALLED FOR ALL OUT AID The wires 'cross the nation sing, An ultimatum's on the wing By horseback and by auto, too, By radio and by car.oe. By every telegraphic loop To every hennery and coop, "Come, hen, your country calls to you — Orn egg is not enough 'Give two' ". The message whistles through the (tees To startle birds and busy bees; It leaps across from farm to farm And spreads a "Hen" Revere a) arm, "Awake" "Get up" "The goin's tough" "Get up there, hen, and do your stuff" The chicken houses rock and sway To this one order, "Lay, hen, lay" The loosts vibrate to one word— "Scram" As they're abandoned on the lam; The nests, they seem to snap and croak As orders reach an all-time peak. The hens outside now scamper in, Their faces drawn a little thin; "We've laid one egg" say three or four, The others answer "War is war". Mayhap one sulks; she hears a "Boo" Aind yell of "You appeaser you". Then looms some organizing hen (From Layers' Union No. 10) "Arise" — her cry is loud and clear, "Demand the right to bargain here". Production speed is very nice, But are we hens or are we mice. Then Washington by hens is stormed, And hencoop picket lines are Sam, formed; Three lusty cheers (and shake Hark! Overhead the transports a i eg )_ dive, Three cheers, ah yes, but Just The mediation boards arrive; one e ggi But lest this tale be far too long, The hens are saved; they ain't done wrong; They sign to do the best they can, But scrap the big production plan; Then to their nests they quickly scram, And give three cheers for Uncle —Author Unknown DRINK MGLASSIS OP MILK IVERY DAY LUCY'S GARDEN OF EAFEN Sunday Menu Dinnors Served From 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. TOMATO or ORANGE JUICE FRIED CHICKEN SWISS STEAK FRENCH FRIED SHRIMP WHIPPED POTATOES BUTTERED CORN JELLO SALAD HOT DINNER ROLLS ICE TEA MILK DESSERTS Banana Cream Pie Ice Cream PLATE wl tl 50 DINNER «Fl FELCO COOPERATION MEANS A BETTER LIFE FOR YOU Joining together with 150,000 farmers to keep costs down . . . that's Felco cooperation. It enables you to buy livestock and poultry feeds . . . fertilizers . . . chemicals . . . seed . . . and other supplies at a very reasonable cost. It enables you to produce your farm commodities at a lower cost... allowing you bigger margin ... so you can afford a better life for you and your family. Join with your neigh • burs . . , your friends and use all Felco products avatlal. only through your local Felco member cooperative. CONTACT... AAaynard Co-op Co. Phone 36 MAYNARD, IOWA Where The Profits Go Who gets the profits of corporations? The answer to that is easy as pie, you may say — the shareowners do. But wait a minute! U. S. News & World Report provides an example of what actually happens, under our system of double federal income taxation of individuals. Here's the story. Out of each $100 of a corporation's profit the federal corporation tax alone takes $52, leaving an after-tax profit of $48. The company, if it is typical, will retain about 40 per cent of that for reinvestment in needed facilities. So now §28.80 remains for the stockholders and is duly distributed. These dividends are then taxed at the individual income tax rates. After he pays his tax, a stockholder in the 30 per cent bracket will ac­ tually get $21.31 out of the original $100 — little more than a fifth. State corporation and income taxes, of course, are in addition. U. S. News' compilation of the federal tax is based on the present law, which gives the individual stockholders a small modicum of relief from double taxation, through allowing a $50 div- ident exclusion, plus a fbur per cent credit on any remaining dividend income. But a move is afoot to repeal even that — and hit stockholders, who are in the middle-income groups for the most part, still harder. The $64,000 question: What would that do to investment — the stimulated investment almost everyone says we must have if our needed level of economic growth is to be reached and maintained? Creek Bottom Comments By Reuben The National Safety Council set up a predicted highway death box-soare for the recent "long 4th-of-July" week-end. By Sunday evening we were more than halfway to the score. All day Monday the 3rd, and Tuesday the 4th, morning, noon, and night, radio news broadcasters gave out the latest score, with increasing excitement. And Wednesday morning, the 5 th, the newscasters gave out the final triumphant word, Americans had indeed hung up a new record of killing each other on the nation's highways. An interplanetary visitor would have thought it was a World's Series seventh game, with the score tied at the "top of the ninth". The summer weeks will pass swiftly by, and the long Labor Day week-end will be here. This small homely farmer has a few suggestions for however little they are worth. First, let the National Safety Council, and everybody else, keep their big fat mouth shut about a Labor Day highway death "score". Let's NOT set up a target to shoot at. If the Highway Patrol aircraft were not hovering over the highways, the motorists would have less reason to rubberneck up at the sky, and more reason to watch where they «e driving. (Also a light car with dark top, or a dark car with light 1 top, la ONLY that,. from the air, with NO logical or sure identification as to make, model, or Ueense number.) A very important step toward less highway deaths on the Labor Day week-en* would be for several million motorists to have the good gumption to NOT try to drive from Towanda to Tucumcaria and back, that one week-end, just to mail some goofy postcards to their friends that didn't go. And one last final suggestion. We (disrespectfully suggest that a lot of people take off their big, king- steed, super-dark, d—fool sunglasses, perhaps by the Grace of God, they can see where they're going. c-b-c Loyd Wright, past president of the American Bar association, has said, "Somebody claims to have figured out that we have 35 million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments." Accept position With government Kenneth W. Techau, a 1961 graduate of Upper Iowa university, has accepted a position with the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, it was announced today. Techau, son of Mrs. Helen Vick, of Waterloo, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Upper Iowa on May 29. He has been employed as a claims examiner (Retirement) with the Des Moines office of the department. IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE TRY LEADER WANT ADS Selected for training \nd African assignment An Upper Iowa university graduate is among the 120 Americans who have been selected for training and subsequent assignment as secondary school teachers in Africa, it was announced today. He is Cletus Eugene Schneider of Sauk Rapids, Minn., who received his bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry from U.I.U\. last May. Schneider has been awarded an East Africa Training Fellowship and is currently taking an orientation program at Columbia university, New York. He will take further study at Makerere college in Uganda, and will begin teaching school in either Tanganyika, Kenya or Uganda in September. SELL YOUR DON'T WANTS WITH LEADER WAKT ADS COMPLETE PROCESSING FOR YOUR FREEZER MAYNARD LOCKER Phone 66 Maynard, Iowa DON'T GET CAUGHT IN THE RUSH GET READY FOR NATURAL GAS SERVICE NOW Natural gas is almost here. Now is the time for you to get ready for it. Here's what you should do to be sure of getting natural gas service when you want it. APPLY for a free natural gas service line at Peoples Natural Gas. Phone or visit the Peoples office to make application. INSTALL the house piping you need to bring the natural gas where you want it for your appliances. Your plumber or piping contractor can give you full information on house piping. .r-vxtti 1 J" I SELECT the gas appliances you want. Your appliance dealer has all the most modern, automatic gas appliances on display. Visit him and make your choice. . • "">'•• * ........ • .• ! REMEMBER ... very shortly there will be a rush for natural gas service. If you act now, you can be sure of getting service when you want it. Then you can enjoy the convenience and thrift of natural gas living. PEOPLES NATURAL GAS Office Between Fayette Leader * Tbeet. e — CUffcid Hayee, Mgr. - ili! |||§|§|S m

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