Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on August 31, 1961 · Page 2
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 2

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, August 31, 1961
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Established In 1914 My Neighbors ChattirT Creek Bottom Comments By Reuben NAT I ON AI EDITORIAL £, Subscription Rates In Fityt'tJ' 1 iiiul Adjoining Counties $3.00 Per Year OHffii'de r'ayel'le ;inel Adjoining Counties $3.50 Per Year The Lender Is published weekly in Fayette, Iowa, and distributed on Thwsclny morning. Entered at the Post Office at Fayette, Iowa ground class mailer, under the Act of March '/, 1879. Maurice Stoneman, Owrner and Pub'i»her With ^ Stonev "AH the romance is going out of canoeing." as Editorial Comments - - - Stepped Up Military Program The impact of the stepped-up military pro- lliaii] has rv;t yet been felt. But this period of relative tranquility (if such a word can be used in today's unpredictable world) will be short­ lived. In the near future thousands of reserves and members of the National Guard will be called to duty. This will be done, in the beginning at any rate, on a selective rather than a . unit basis. Certain skills are needed now, and individuals possessing them will get the summonses. Draft tails are to be increased three times over, at the start. If conditions worsen, of course, much larger increases will follow. The overall military budget is now $48 billion a year. Congress swiftly approved the President's requests with hardly a dissenting vote, and in .some instances, appropriated more than was asked for. As columnist Robert S. Allen writes: "That stupendous total could go higher, depending on what happens in Berlin, Cuba, South Vietnam, Iran and other danger points. But a $48 billion defense budget is a certainty for the next several or more years. This will have telling impact «n virtually every aspect of the national economy." The President has said that he "may" ask for tax increases, of an as yet undisclosed nature, early next year. He added that whether he does or not will depend on the government's receipts from existing taxes. At the same time, he has promised balanced budgets to come. Very few economist 17 believe that the receipts will increase enough, even if there is a big business boom, to take care of the multi-billion dollar boost in the budget. And Congressional leaders have said that they will approve higher taxes when and if they prove necessary. A'cng with all this, u highly significant change in military attitude has been taking place. For a considerable period of time all the emphasis was laid on major nuclear war — war to the absolute finish, in which the ultimate weapons would be employed. Some military men anticipated that such a war would be decided in 24 or 48 hours. Now, however, there is a widely held belief that the chance of this kind of war is remote, that no one would be insane enough to start it, and that future conflicts, if they come, will be fought with what are known as conventional weapons. They would thus be limited in scope and destructivencss. t > top of that, the ultimate weapons would not De suited, all other questions aside, to the so-called "brush fire" wars we may be called upon to fight in various far-flung parts of this seething world. So the soldier with a gun in his hand — even though it is a very advanced kind of gun — is again being given a high place. Another very important point of controversy is going to make headlines for a long time to come. Administration leaisrs, it would seem, want to carry on a hugely expensive social welfare, or welfare state, program right along with the defense program. Oppositipn to this is strong. And the matter is not a partisan one — some of the leading advocates of rigid economy, such as Senator Byrd, are Democrats. They take the position that we can't have the needed military power and almost unlimited domestic spending at the same time. Mr. Motorist; We invite you to study the ad on safe driving in this issue of the Leader, and to give it some thought. Head the list of safe driving pointers and then make up a few of your r wn. School is in session again, and the number of youngsters who will be riding bicycles, crossing the streets and driving cars is greater than ever. Which means YOU'RE going to have to drive with more caution . "if you don't want a killing on your conscience". When you're driving in the area where youngsters might possibly be playing or crossing the street ... be safe . . . take it easy and a little bit flower. Accidents happen in a split second — and who can tell how good your reflexes will be if you are called on to use thern. So read that ad again, and give it some thought. Thirty- seven Fayette merchants ar.d professional men have gone to the bother of trying to help you to think . . . and avoid an accident. Stop in and thank them for reminding you to drive safely They'll appreciate it. nation on the Berlin crisis, the . • • . • , United States licensed shipments relea on birthday of goods to Communist nations, 800 per cent larger than in the three weeks before. $6,278,566 of ball bearings, machine parts and other items went behind the Iron Curtain. — B — There is increasing belief here that the President may nsk for wage and price controls. — B — Seventy-seven members of the Luther League from Decorah were in Washington this week. Other visitors were from Cedar Rapids, Manchester, Fayette, Vinton, Dubuque, Colesburg, Clinton. A group of relatives and friends were entertained at the home of Mrs. Mildred Miner, Saturday evening, as a courtesy for her birthday. The evening was spent playing progressive euchre at five tables. High for the women was won by Mrs. Gordon Lauer; low, Mrs. W. A. Schroeder, and traveling by Mrs. Kenneth Miner. Men's low was won by Rollyn Schroeder, and high by Harold Vandersee. A late lunch was served. JAMES E. BROMWELL, SECOND IOWA DISTRICT Washington is living on a day to day basis largely because of the Berlin crisis which has developed much more swiftly than anticipated. — B — Congress will probably be in session thiwughout September, Ray Thompson injured I n tractor accident Raymond Thompson, son of the Hawley Thompsons, north of Fayette, was injured Saturday evening when his clothes became entangled in the power mower take-off shaft on the tractor he was driving. He was able to stop the machine, but could not free himself Benefit club to meet Mrs. Ray Potter will be the Home Benefit club's hostess at her home Tuesday, Sept. 12. Roll call will be answered with "something interesting about your vacation". Mrs. James Miller and Mrs. Shirley Butts are in charge of fun time. Speaking of accidents, the number of killings r:n the public highways is getting far out of reason. Within a week's time three persons died in two separate accidents just east of Winthrop. And there was no cause for either accident. The one accident occurred on a flat, open stretch of highway with visibility measuring more than a mile. The other occurred as three teen-age boys attempted to pass on a hill. We have two recommendations to make, and we think they are good ones. Number one — Increase the highway patrol staff, both in the air and on the ground. Keep a steady patrol of the highways and have strict enforcement of the laws. Of course, we know that no matter how many patrolmen there were all the accidents could not be eliminated. But maybe the number could be cut down — especially if more motorists were made to understand that those yellow lines were put on the highway for a purpose. Number two — pass a law which will allow the car manufacturers to put only a limited amount of horsepower under the hood of a car. Most of the states have speed laws now, so what is the need of all that extra horsepower? If motors were made to go at a maximum of about 80 miles an hour, possibly that would cut down on the accidents that are caused by speeders. That speed is still faster than the state laws allow ... so why do you need more? One hour of factory work would buy considerable more focd in 1960 than it would in 1939 or 1929 The average 1960 factory worker's wage was $2.29, the average farm family income, i.:mpule<l to an hourly wage was Wl cents. From 1949 to 1960 retail food costs went up 21.2 per cent, but the farmer received 12 per cent LESS for his share. What to DO or NOT do about it? ? ? The Farm Bureau would use the pry-levers of marketing centers and cooperative purchase of farm supplies. The NFO would use the sledgehammer of AFL- CIO type "collective bargaining". At the present time the F. B. is striving to set up a hog marketing center in Fayette county. This should be good for all hog farmers. It should help find the right buyer, at the best available price, for each type and class of hogs. But what the pork industry really needs is an attractive price incentive to breed and feed real "meat type" hogs. We hope it is not sacriligious for a little unimportant F. B. member to give a little study to the NFO bro'-hures, instead of just jumping to the quick conclusion that the NFO leaders are a group of addle-headed crackpots. We sincerely think Oren Lee Staley is an intelligent student of the trends, a personable fellow, and certainly an able and articulate spokesman. The NFO brochures have an enterprising, forceful and spirited tone of phrasing. They do NOT pussyfoot around in kid slippers, and in this, they have this little man's undying admiration. (There are days when the gentlemen down at IFBF seem to be a little frightened of their own political shadow.) On the other hand, in the NFO brochure entitled "THE TIME for DECISION", among the 17 listed NFO points, there is at least one outright fundamental falsehood, although they can likely "justify" it by technicalities. Point number 4 reads, "NFO has made the first and only analysis of the present agricultural marketing .system". Oh poppycock. One of the foremost goals of the NFO leaders, we firmly think, is the promotion of membership by which to perpetuate their own NFO jobs, at a very good -alary. But this is very, VER5f human. Anybody who has never thought that Mr. Hill and colleagues down at IFBF have never meditated those little (?) matters is a most naively loyal Farm Bureau member indeed. But, if all farm organizations were disoivod, and u-e started all anew from scratch, the cream would still rise to the top, and human nature remain the same. Page 2 Fayette Leader August 31, 1981 Tay*tt», Iowa Mr. and Mr3. John Riley, Jr., of Worth, III.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Vandersee and LeAnn, of Oelwein; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Vandersee and family, of Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Kastli and Mr. ;nd Mrs. Lavern Vandersee and f .imily, all of Fayette; Mrs. Kier- cn Odekirk, Kent and Debbie, of Cedar Rapids, and Sandra Baker, of Westgate. Honored on birthday Honoring the third birthday .f Dwight Vandersee and the birthdays of other relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Don Vandersee entertained 46 relatives at a pot luck dinner at their home, Sunday. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Vandersee, Shirley, Dennis and Russell, and Mrs. Gus Hahn. all of Sumner; Mrs. Elizabeth Pieplovv, of Aurora; Hostesses at party Naomi, Kim and Sandra Quinn were hostesses at an afternoon party to their cousins in this area on Thursday afternoon at the home of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Yearous during their visit there. The little folks played outdoor games and the time terminated with a scavenger hunt. The little girls' mother and grandmother served a lunch of cup cakes and ice cream during the afternoon. Try An Ad In The Leader NOTICE THE REGULAR MONTHLY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR ONE WEEK, BE- CAUSE OF LABOR DAY. THE SEP­ TEMBER MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY EVENING, SEPT. 11. FOR SURPRISING RESULTS TRY LEADER WANT ADS SELL YOUR DON'T WANTS WITH LEADER WANT ADS and perhaps longer depending on until Dale Strand, who was also J — mowing in the same field, came to his assistance. He was taken to the West Union hospital, where it was necessary to take about 40 stitches to close the wound in his leg, just above the ankle. He was placed in a cast, Monday. developments during the month The last major legislation expected is making the money available for foreign aid. This is expected about September 25. — B — The foreign aid bill itself is expected to be some kind of a compromise between the Administration - Senate bill, and the Hofcse bill. — B — It is reasonably certain that there will NOT be legislation before 1962 on: (1) Revenue. Doing away with the dividend exclusion, withhold Buys purebred Shorthorn Percy Neuenswander of Fayette has purchased Gold Mine Viking 282298, a Junior yearling bull, sired by Harrington Warrior 178411 RM, and out of Gold Mine Glory 14th 232626 RM, from Irvln ing taxe ? /on""dlvWe7ds"at"their F. Meyer and Sons, McGregor, a^rce. increasing the tax on Sav- , The new animal is a purebred ines and Loans Milking Shorthorn and the record (2) World War I Veterans pen- °J the i*™*" ot ™ ne ^ p >^ 1^3 been made by the American (3)H. R. 71 _ Divorcing Gen- Milking Shorthorn Society at eral Motors from General Motor Springfield, Mo. Acceptance Corporation. — B — SELL YOUB DON'T WANTS Jn the three weeks following WITH LEADER WANT ADS the President's address to the GAS CONVERSION SPECIAL GENERAL MOTORS DELC0 COMPLETELY INSTALLED (average home) $189.00 Call 1133 Oelwein — Collect FOR FREE COMFORT SURVEY HANLEY |EATJNG & AIR CONDITIONING £07 South Fredrick •A •it/ 1 . vQ^y ^^l ^h Can Afford Poor Heating Public Auction Having sold the former Arlie Sperry property at 406 East Madison street, I will hold a public auction of Household Furniture starting at 1:30 P.M. Sharp Saturday, Sept. 2 complete 1 Pair Hollywood Twin Beds (excellent condition) 4 Twin Beds — complete 1 Double Bed — complete 2 Large Chests of Drawers 1 3-drawer Walnut chest (antique) Davenbed (beige frieze) 3 lamp tables 2 3iway Floor Lamps China Closet Book Case & Desk combination 1 Walnut Platform Rocker (antique) Rocking Chair Cedar Chest Library Table* — Desks <— Some China Washing Machine 2 Single Drain Tubs Miscellaneous Other Items Congratulations John Thiele, Auct. Not responsible for accidents State Bank, Clerk Terms—*Cash Arlie Sperry residence Mr. and Mr*. Pete Gaynor, owners Robert Gee Of Sumner, Iowa For Showing The Grand Champion BABY BEEF At The Fayette County Fair Robert Gee is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Gee of Sumner, and is a junior in the West Central high school at Maynard. He lives on a farm with his parents near Randatia. He has been a member of the West Central chapter of the Future Farmers of America the past two years, and has exhibited at the Fayette county fair the past two years. He received a red ribbon on his entry last year. We are proud to have had Robert Gee select Nutrl»Pak as ' his feeding program, and happy that we could contribute in part to his successful FFA beef project NUTRI-PAK COMMfC . ., FAYETTE, IOWA . U^i C. •H- V

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