Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on August 3, 1961 · Page 1
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 1

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Two school board positions Are open for nominations Des Moidtil Dppt of Hist. & ? Mninps, 19, Iowa Two positions on the Fayette Community school board will be open for nominations this month. The annual school election will be held Monday, Sept. tl. The two board members whose terms expire are Dale Blaker and Otto Nehlsen, who have each served nine years. Neither has indicated whether or not he will school board will be elected from the rural area Members of' the board whoso terms do not expire are H H Jones (rural), president; Otto Finger and Howard Hubbell. The polls will be open from 12 noon to 7 p. m. in the Fayette town hall. 1 he Heart Of Northeast Iowa's Scenic Wonderland candidate must file nomination To F.H.A. committee papers with school board secre- Edwin H. Decker Fayette tary Ronald Kocher. Nomina- county farmer, has been named ShHh? TV* fUcd , n0t to th ' Farmc;s H °™ Adm™£ fhln^ , 3 ,°u d Xfu1? r ' a Cr tration countv committee, accord- than noon of the 10th day prior ing to Kermit M. Teig, the agen- to the election. Papers must be cy's county supervisor here. The signed by at least 10 qualified appointment is for three years voters. Board members will be beginning July, 1 elected for three year terms. The purpose of the committee , 1 T*v! *•" f? ? e ,?"u C u rt ' S is to rcvicw ^Plications for FHA ! l!!:.i_~ l " P haS been loans ' Composed of three mem- """"" " agreement that bers, the committee is set up on of the five-man a rotation basis with one Volume 47, Number 31 Thursday, August 3, 1961, Fayttte, Iowa Six Pages This Issue Tragedy averted in Sullivans to hoU Open house on 25th Wedding anniversary n a rotation basis with one new _ r •:=- member appointed each year. Mr. Pprtnrm fit Decker succeeds EJdo P. Brock ' CMUlm Ul man, Westgate, who has served on the committee the past three years. Other committee members are Carl M. Palmer, West Union, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sullivan and John R. Thompson, Fayette. of Fayette will celebrate their Mr Decker operates a 1GO acre Silver Wedding anniversary on Grade A dairy farm three miles Sunday, August 6, by holding southwest of Westgate. He has holding open house from 2 to 4:30 p. m. in the St. Francis Assisi hall. been very active vn many agricultural and community affairs Zou Anna Martin, local trick riding artist, appeared last night on the Jerry Smith show at the Buchanan County fair in Independence, with her trick riding act and two Welsh Walking ponies. Following this appearance she will leave for Firesteel S. -D., where she will give two perform- will offer 9:30 a.m. Mass for the Sullivans, which will be followed by a family breakfast in the parish hall. *' shows Miss Martin booked her- Ihe Farmers Home Adminis- sc ]f while on an expense paid trip tratirn extends credit accompan- to the Black Hills recently, led tec' nical farm management Miss Martin will then return Marguerite Smith and Howard assistance to 313 farm families in to Fayette to give two performan- Sullivan were married on August 1. 1936, at the St. Mary's parish in Lament, with the Rev. Father Weihl officiating. Fayette, Clayton, Bremer.and Chickasaw counties. These families have used the cos at Pcslville. Zee Anna has two agents, one in Chicago, loans to strengthen and improve one in Cedar Rapids. booking 111., and Mr. Sullivan was born and their farm operations. Many have raised at Ryan and Mrs. Sullivan spent her childhood on a farm near Lamont. The Sullivans are the parents of one son and three daughters. John and his wife Mary with their two daughters, Carol and Marie, live at Calamus; Emile, replaced grade livestock Sheila and Margaret are at home, top-quality animals. Some Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan have lived on the old George Holmes farm near Randalia for the past 18 years. The Sullivan children will be hosts at the open house. All friends, neighbors and relatives are invited to attend. reorganized their farms and increased their volume of business. They have replaced equipment, bought land, cleared scrub timber and brush, applied heavy amounts of fertilizer on unproductive fields, with have installed irrigation systems to combat drought hazards and others have developed farmstead water supply systems. Several improved their homes and essential farm buildings. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Martin of Fayette. Mr. Martin accompanies his worn-out daughter on her t/?urs. additional To hold open house On 50th anniversary _ Mr. and Mrs. John A. will celebrate their 50th ding anniversary on Sunday, an August 0, with an open house to be held in the Legion hall at Fayette from 2 to 4 p. m. All friends, neighbors and relatives are invited to attend. Mr and Mrs. Chase were married on August 9, 1911 at West Livewires dub meets The Smithfield Livewires 4-H club met July 27 at the home of Dick Dugan. Eleven members and two leaders answered roll engine". A motion was made by Mick McGill and seconded by Kathy Alshouse to have the next meeting at the home of Douglas Martin, Aug. 10, to fill out fair entries. Funeral Services held on Tuesday for John Bahl Fui"T;.l services lor John Bah! were conducted at 10 a. m., Tuesday, August 1 from the St. Francis Catholic church with the Uev. Lowell Shekleton of Fayette, Rev. Cliner cf Sumner and Sub deacon Bernard Paisley of Dubuque officiating. Burial was in the St. Francis cemetery. John Andrew Bahl was born in Dubuque county en Dec. 5, 1876. He attended the rural school in that area. On February 18, 1902, he was Rickardsville, and they moved to a farm near Westgate. They also farmed in the Maynard and Hundalia area until 1937 when they moved to Fayette. Mr. Bahl entered the Sumner hospital on August 1, I960, and died there July 29, 1961.' He is preceded in death by his Following the general business Union, and have lived most of meeting Tom Alshouse gave a parents, "two sisters, a twin bn: their lives in the Fayette area, talk on his trip to 4-H short thcr. He is survived by his wife and They retired to Hawkeye wh.iM course at Ames. they now live. Keith Bruns made a motion to seven daughters: Mrs. Carl (Le- Chase's are the parents of four pay Tom A^h,,^ $ 5 for short ona) uibrick of Guttenburg; Mrs. children: Alva, of Fayette; Mrs. course expense and it was secon- Walter (Lucille) Melohn of Ce- Don (Eva) Henningsen, of Cal- ded by Kathy Alshouse. waters Boat capsizes with Four U.I.U'. students A tense and prayerful crowd of people watched a nerve-racking drama unfold and come to a happy ending Monday night as an Upper Inwa student was saved from the clutches of the rampaging Volga river. Bill Wcndt, oon of Mrs. F. A. Wend-t of Milwaukee, Wis., and a student at Upper Iowa, was one of four W.I.U. students who took chilly and unexpected dunkings in the Volga, Monday. The four boys had rented a flat-bottom boat and had attempted to master the flood-swollen river by traveling by boat to Big Rock northcajit >:[ Fayette. The river had risen rapidly all day Monday, duo to the heavy rains which fell north of Fayette, Sunday night. Bill, and his three companions, Martin Lombardy of New Jersey, George Ho-:.; of GrunJy Center, and Ken Klinger c.f Marion, had put the l:oat in the water at Klucks Island en the west edge o: Fajvtte, at about 4:30 p. m. Ju.iJ sifter the boat pissed un- dur the. Main struct bridge, it capsized and all four of the oc- i.upT:i': were- thrown into the uv'u- '!'!•. e boys all grabbed hjld f ,U„• l-i :'.'., but KUnger lost his ! o I :in.l L.o:> bardy let go »f the bo it to save him. Within a few minutes Rose also chopped off, but managed to yrub hold of a tree. Lombardy nnd Klinger got him ashore by- moans of a rope. In the mean. .lime, Wendt had.stayed with the boat, and had gone on down the river. The three toys who made it tc shore started walking along the rivir bank and calling for Wendt along the way. Being unable to find him, the boys came hack to town and reported the incident to the police. The fire department was called immediately and the search began. The b-at reportedly capsized about 4:45 p. m. and Wendt was finally rescued from the river's clutches at 10:45 p. m. He was in good spirits and suffered only Keith ifornia; John Jr., and Mrs. Eugene (Evelyn) Wilson of Litch- Conservation", field Minn. Their children and families will be hosts at the open house. They have IS grandchildren and great grandchildren. dar Falls; Mrs. Clarence (Marie) **ORE THA N 3,500 PERSONS went through the line at the SmoraJsbord sponsored by Bill's Super slightly from exposure. Dick Dugan gave a talk on"Soil Bauer of Stanley; Mrs. Rosella Valu j asl Thursday evening. Serving began at 5 p. m., and continued until about 10 p. m. The Rau of Qelwein; Mrs. Julius two P icturos above were laken during the evening and show parl of Jhe crowd that took advantage Brim* adiourned the (Doris) Wegner of Randalia; Mrs. of lhe Fayetle merchant's hospitality. The top picture shows some of the people as they are being which was seconded by Loren (Helen) DeWee of Seattle, served, and the boltom photo shows some of the workers who helped make Jhe event a success. ?•—b, M,, Dug™ 2£ StSffi cSf'f o Inau.lry power co.t. ~ ~ ~ ' " sister, Miss Lena Bahl of Dubu- More than $65 million and Kay served a lunch. Open house to honor Mr. and Mrs. Mullint On 25th anniversary An open house will be held Chamber of Commerce Family picnic Thursday The family picnic for Fayette Local men receive Careful driver awards The State Department of Pub- The cost cf powering the production lines of Iowa industry was more than $05 million last year, the Iowa Manufacturers Associations aid today. The IMA surveyed the state's manufacturer'; on their 1960 bills for gas, ioil, coal, steam, water and electricity. The results showed that plants Ericson, employing about one-third the Street donees to be Held on Friday nights When the alarm was sounded at 0:45 p. m., between 200 and ;iOO pcc-ple turned out to help in the search. Grim faces patroled each of .the bridges between Fayette and Wadena, watching for the boat to come in sight and hoping against hope that Wendt On Tuesday, August 1, 140 Fay- would be still alive and clinging to it. One of the paddles from the boat passed under the Al- County 4-H members Tour Waterloo industries 4-11 members went .•inniial educational tour of Chamber of Commerce members Sunday,"Aug. « tram 2 to 4 p. m. and their families wii; be he!d lie Instruction has issued Careful at the Farm Bureau Building in Thursday night, August 3, at Drivers Awards to six of the bus honor of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Klocks Island. drivers in the Fayette Commun- MiUlins of Fayette on their 25th All members are urged to at- ity school district. Those re- wedding •anniversary. tend, and anyone .else interested ceiving the awards were: Dennis Harold Mullins and Vera Dol- in the local Chamber is also in- Dumermuth, Gerald Ericson, ^ ^ and were married Aug. 3, 1936 at vited. The picnic will begin at Russell Hunzelman, Jon Mullins, total manufacturing workers in dancc recordings Ionia. They have one son, Jack, 6:30 p. m. Jack Roberts and Claude Smuh, tne sta te spent $21,883,948 for ished by Lorenzo of Fayette. and one granddaugh- Those attending are requested Jr. power, heating and cooling. ter, Kelly Layne. - to bring a favorite dish and To be eligible for these awards *" There are no invitations being their own table service. In the the drivers must have operated _ sent? but all relatives and iriwidi event of rain, the picnic will be the school buses without an ac- manufacturing employment, are invited to attend the open held in the basement of the Farm cident for at least a 29 week per- Manufacturers Asauuiation For the next few week." on Friday nights a group of Fayette merchants will sponsor street dances for the benefit of everyone in thi_ Fayette area. The first dance on Friday night August 11, will be a square dance. Music in the form of square will be i'urn- Morse. The second dance on Friday various industries in Waterloo, bany bridge about 7:30 p. m., but The group loft West Union at 7 a. there was no sight of Wendt or in. and by ii the last of the buses any other part of the boat. house. Bureau building. iod. Celebrates birthday In observance of her 13th birthday, which was July 18, Harriet Ann Johnson invited several 01 her friends to accompany her to Waterloo last Tuesday, Iowa's industrial production last where they appeared on Club year to an estimated $5,250,000,- Seventocn on KWWL. Those at- 000, the first lime it has topped grades tending were Connie Dahlquist, the $5 billion mark. On the basis of one-third of the ni « h t, August 18, will be a con- i_ ventional dance. sibly be furnished by Jack How- esti- arc | nnc j s cveral members of his orchestra. All dances will be held on the m cement parking lot at tin; north edge of Bill's Super V-ilu, ami will begin at 9 p. m. Evvrvon' 1 is invited to attend. mated that the total cost to all manufacturers in the state for power, heating and cooling I960 was §65,051,844. This was one of the factors, the IMA pointed out, in boosting Plans announced for Book rental payments In preparation for the open- while the fees for the ing of the 1961-62 school year from kindergarten through eighth , with classes beginning on Mon- include all workbooks used in rj 0 ttis Van Bogart, Rachael and power is one of the basic essen- reunion Sunday at Klocks 16<Uy, August 28 for a full day, those grades. Joyce Gage, Sharon Ash, Kath- tials for an expanding industry," land. Tliose attending and their the Fayette Community school School hot lunch payments leyn Q UC They were accomp- said O. J. Whitlemore, Fort families were: Dale Popenhagen, has set its plans for book rent may be made at the same time as am - ed by Mrs. E. E. Eischeid and Dodge, president of the IMA Hawkeye; Rev. Daren Durey, payments in advance. the book rent payments. For all p eg Mrs Harley Fritz and Mrs. "Without it, Iowa could not Omaha; Robert Faust, Oclwcin; Ail students — kindergarten students the cost is 28 cents per Coward Johnson. hope for expansion of its pres Marjorie Orr Connor, Cedar Rap- Reunion attended by 10 former classmates Ten members of the class 11 the way from Oelwein. Upon arriving in Waterloo the bus loads began rotating among the c.-ilablishmejits to be toured. These included a tour of the kitchens nnd preparation area for food at Bishops Cnfotaria, a trip through the Waterloo Courier, Music wili pos- KWWL radio and television, and a Waterloo bakery. The went through the cafeteria! line i\l Bishops cafeteria for their noon luiu'h. Following lunch, the buses tool; the 4-H members to the Waterloo airport. The educational tour is planned tr; give the 4-H members tin About 9:20 p. m., David McGea who had been searching the south shore o£ the river east of Fayette, rushed back to town with the news that Wendt had been found, and was alive in a tree. A rescue party then went out the road toward Big Rock and began the tedious task of getting a rope out through the swift cur- gnoup rent to the stranded youth. Others were dispatched to inform the volunteers that the vigil was over, and to stop a rescue crew which was about to launch a boat at the Albany bridge for a search of the river. The task of bringing Wendt to _ ___ Henry, ~Patty Scheideli ""'A readily available source of 1941 Fayette high school had n through senior high school — are day when paid in advance for a requested to make the advance week or a month, payments according to the fol- About 510 students are ex- lowing schedule: Kindergarten pected to enroll for the fall term, through 'grade five, all day Tues- according to Supt. Dean Curtis. day, August 22; grade six through The approximate number of stu- elghth and special education, all dents in each grade will be as day Wednesday, August 23; high follows; school students, all day Monday, Kindergarten. 38; first August 21. opportunity to see the vari- safet y took about an h° ur - Lowell ous types of occupations involved Lungerman, Marty Lombardy in each of these establishments. iuld Bob white were the men to The tour of Hie bakery and Dish- brave the swift waters with the keeping with the girls Hle-sovlng rope. Alva Chase acted as anchor man on the snore, and was backed up by a group of men who stood ready to help in nny way. Whsn Wendt was finally brought to shore, he was rushed back to the boys dormitory, ap- in 4-11 piivjcct in foods and nutrition. The group returned home by f> p.iii. Surprised on birthday Mrs. Don Culligan invited sev- After they returned home, Mrs. ent industries and would be un- ids; Elizabeth Exman Lewten, eral close neighbor women to her parently none the worse for Johnson served a picnic lunch able to attract additional man- Lodge Pole, S. Dak.; Verna Shaf- home Thursday afternoon at a w.»ar, but just slightly frighten- which included birthday cake ufacturing plants which are need- fur Wuinker, Westgate; Ella coffee hour as a surprise courtesy c d and quite a bit wiser, and ice cream. e d to provide an increasing num- Moore Paul, Ruth Heldt, Miss Vi- for Mrs. J. Hcrwig's birthday - ber of jobs for its young people." ola Caldwell, Independence, and which was the previous day. I S m . I »*i: M AU mt«M»t« J oli Wright. Also two former A decorated birthday cake was Ljma LftOlCS /WO IMeeiS Thursday night teachers, A. S. Morse of West Un- served with the coffee. * w e ion and Alice Me Daniel of Wash- Mrs. Her wig received Takes advanced course The Lime Ladies aid met Fri 10I| U11L , «.». U « B ««.,.„», i.i 0l grade day at the home of Mrs. Jim Dav- The regular monthly meeting ington 42; second grade 43; third grade is, with Mm. Farrell Bass as co- of the Fayette American Legion A* *-_i« .. » MM_ ***!* t _ i _ _,. __ ttr *"vi±_ T* «.«.!. «M«« Tft n «* nnd t hn I .('If ion All VI1 inrv cards f to i n the guests. many made flee Book rent wiu oe wie »BU»«» »> «»»»» *wn* e»w*w w«, »»«•*» a >»v». »•/, a»>» v»«», i»v»>«»v«», ..».-. »™. —— -.. —.».,.jci^»i«i/Ma last year — M for kindergarten 12th grad* 44; special education hens ,- Vice president; Mrs. Rob- CT °, RH £P T ;? N , and fSt gradej 16 for grades 10. ert Gilbert, Secretary; Mrs. Otto In the July 2Ci issue of two through «igntj «nd f« *or Each of the grades first, sec- Popenhagen, Treasurer; book Leader, Jams Van -Buren - • WghsAoof TM high school rent- ond and fifth will be divided in- committee, Mrs. Carl Kuhcns, Ames was omitted tomjhose re- e «e_ m_April. slices do not include any work- to two classes because of the Mrs, Jim Davis, Mrs. Franklin ceivmg books which msy be necessary, large enrollment. Oelberg, and Mrs, Donald Orr. Willing Workers to meet Members of the Willing Work- lith will meet Thursday af- year trip to Norway, where he visited ternoon, August 10, at the home rics. two sisters and a number of of Mrs. llonuld Lau, Roll CMII will be a flower seed plant slip exchange. Marian Dr. J. F. Foss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Foss, who has been « practicing physician in Burlington for the past nine years, has closed his practice there and entered the State 'University of fawa at Iowa City for a three- advanced course in obstet- . the two sisters and a number of of nieces and nephews. He left tay- or scholorships from the Mr. Olson had previously vis- Gray will be in charge of the Iowa "state University in Ames, ited Norway eight years ago. entertainim-iii. Mrs. Foss and children have spent the pant week here with his parents, and at Westgate with her mother, Mrs. Lydia Hoehne.

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