Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on September 21, 1961 · Page 2
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 2

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, September 21, 1961
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Established In 1914 NATIONAL 60IT |AS&>t Subscription Rates In Fayettf and Adjoining Counties . WOO Per Year Outside Kayette and Adjoining Counties **"" $3.50 Per Year 10b± iimet, f \1 "Looks like some wives have to learn to take Borne things for grunted." The Leader Is published weekly in Fayette, Iowa, and distributed on Thursday morning. Entered nt the Post Office at Fayette, Iowa as second class matter, under the Art of March 3. 1879. Mauric* Stoncman. Owner and Publish** Editorial Comments - - Is the monument to some engineer to remain closed this winter, or is it to be opened? That is tht- question. The monument we refer to is the engineer's dream that is intended to by-pass Fayette. It appears to be completed now, except for paving, which will not be started until at least next spring. And. it remains closed. In the meantime, "suicide corner", which was m ated just north of Fayette by the re-routing of highway 150, has already made itself known with several accidents. During the past week, however, the corner was well posted with reflectors, blinkers and large signs advocating a 10-mile-an-hour speed. This should at least cut down the number and frequency of accidents — but it won't eliminate them. Motorists will have to be extremely careful during the hazardous winter driving if they do not care to wind up at the bottom of the high embankment created by the new road. The large sum of money spent on the Fayette by-pass wasn't too wise a move, unless it is the intention of the highway commission to straighten out the remaining seven or eight miles of highway between Fayette and West Union. At present, all that has been accomplished is the replacing of two or three curves with two or three other curves. If the by-pass is to remain, as without a doubt it will, then it should be open to traffic regardless of whether it's paved or not. It would be much better to open the road before someone is seriously injured or killed on "suicide corner". A road project which would undoubtedly meet with much more favor, but which would probably come under the heading of county work, would be a good farm-to-market road between Fayette and Wadena. New roads arc being built to connect other small towns . . . but none leading to Fayette. Wadena is only a few miles away, but unless you're a native of this area, it's nearly impossible to give directions on how to get there. The sure way is to route the motorist through West Union on the paving. It's a little longer this way, but it's also a little harder to get lost. The board of supervisors might give this matter a little consideration and possibly Include it on their spring work schedule. Chattin' With Stoney Don't get excited .... and don't believe everything you hear. Many times unfounded rumors would be best not repeated, because they can cause considerable trouble. In regard to Epco, there is no truth at all in the rumor that the company had moved or is moving out of town. Epco has had its problems, both with the company and with the local plant, but the directors are trying desperately to get things In order and to get the Fayette plant in operation. A change in the officers of the company took place recently and at present an attempt is being made to transfer the main office to Garner so that it may be operated more efficiently. In regard to the local plant, it undoubtedly would be operating now had it not been for wrong moves made on the part of the former president. The molds for the two machines arrived in July, but so far they have not been able to put out the quality product which is desired. Company representatives have spent considerable time here working on the molds and machinery — arid hope to have it in operation soon. It's true — a truck was back- Vd up to the door of the local y .unt a short time ago. But it was not to move the plant out of town, as was spread around town. The truck was loading material to return to the factory so that Epco would not be forced to pay a penalty when the material was not being used. At the present time, Epco plans aic slightly indefinite, but it appears that the plant will stay in Fayt-tte if the new machinery and molds are brought into use. In any event, we feel that if a move is contemplated by the company it will be announced in the newspaper, rather than by the rumor system. JAMES E. BROMWEU SECOND IOWA DISTRICT The success of United Nations troops in Katanga would mean a tragic loss for the free world. Ts horn be is a friend of the United States who is being crushed by troops of the United Nations, which we support. — B — The postal rate Increase bill which the House has decided not to consider would truly bear heaviest on those who mail letters. Their rates would be raised 25 per cent. Business users of first class mail may deduct postage for tax purposes. Second and third class users would have their rates reduced substantially less than 25 per cent. — B — The Peace Corps had strong support in the House. It had its enthusiastic supporters and bitter opponents, but a surprising number were in the middle, approving the general idea and thinking that it should at least have a chance. — B — Legislation has come with a rush in the last two weeks, much of it highly important. Twice in two weeks we have considered more than 20 bills in a day under suspension of the rules. This device prohibits amendment, and although many bills are non-controversial, some deserve more time than the 20 minutes per side which are allowed. — B — Three times efforts to increase the size of the House have been defeated. There have been more than 20 bills introduced to increase the House by adding different numbers of members. Three or four might have been added but open debate on the matter would probably have become unmanageable. This means that Congressmen from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Massachusetts and Minnesota will run statewide unless their Legislatures act, which they have so far failed to do. — B — Action is expected to be completed this week on the bill wWcfc will clear both professional and collegiate football tot television this fall. — B — One of the most serious over* sights of thh Congress has been of the many, many bills introduced to provide tax consideration for those who pay for their own, or a child's college education. In the press for general federal aid they were totally Ignored. — B — I shall be back in the District Sept. 27, and expect to stay there until the first of the year. It will be good to get home. Sumner game changed Since the football posters were printed, the date for one of the games away from home has been changed. The game with Stunner, which was originally scheduled! for Friday, Oct. 20, has been changed to Saturday, Oct. 21. Everyone is urged to at least attend the home games and support the local team. U.S. SAVINGS LBONDSi tcr* BETTER FUTURE LOCALS Saturday visitors in the Israel Shaffer home were his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Odell from Milwaukee, Wis. —•— Mrs. Ethel Clark is at her home in Fayette this week before returning to the B. K. Brown heme in Cedar Falls for an indefinite stay. B. K. is still taking treatments at the Veterans hospital in Iowa City. His brothers, Jim and family of El Paso, Texas, and Burdeen of Minneapols, Minn., spent Sunday, Sept. 17 with him, it being his birthday. Other visitors were his father, Albert Brown and wife of Sibley, and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Greenough of Fayette. —•— Mr. and Mrs. Howard Roberts and granddaughter Marlys Roberts of Oelwein, and Eddie Roberts of Winona, Minn., were supper guests of the Sam Smocks in "Wadena, Saturday. —•— There were 15 riders of the Volga River Riders who took part Sunday in breaking the trail for the fall invitational ride to be held Sunday, Oct. 1, starting from the Wadena sale barn. —•— Mrs. Howard Roberts and Mrs. Farrell Bass were Thursday callers in Oelwein, and were dinner guests of the Howard Roberts, Jr., family. Letter to the Editor Creek Bottom Comments — By Reuben Before you shoot at (and miss) the squirrel out there on the limb, you should give a little thought to the question, how far will your squirrel rifle shoot? If you can't line the squirrel up with a tree trunk, large limb, something to serve as a potential bullet backstop, then try to get under the squirrel so as to fire at not less than a 60 degree angle of elevation. Sporting rifle (and pistol) bullets attain maximum range from 29 to 35 degrees of elevation. In this aspect they differ from naval gun and artillery shells, because of greater air resistance in ratio to missile weight. On the flap ends of a box of .22 rimfire cartridges is the warning, "Range one mile. Be careful". It is convenient for the box maker to use the same warning for the "Short", "Long" and the "Long Rifle". On a box of "Long Rifles" the warning is only a drcds of yards farther than either the .30 40 or .243. How far will a shotgun shoot? That is mostly a matter of the size of the pellets. A 12-gauge with "00" buckshot has a maximum range of 600 yards or more. With number "2" shot, about 300 yards, with number "8" shot, not over 200 yards. Shotgun "rifled slugs" have very poor "sectional density", therefore do not have long maximum range. Of the 12, 16, 20 gauge "rifled slugs", legal for Iowa deer hunting, the 16- gauge has the best "ballistic coefficient", but at 25 to 50 yards range the 12-gauge slug has about 400 foot-pounds more knockdown power than the 16-gauge. The 20-gauge has about 600 ft.|lbs. less than the 12-gauge. The 12-gauge "rifled slug" has very near the same power, at 100 feet, as the 7-mm Mauser (7 x 57) rifle, at 100 yards. moderate exaggeration. Maximum Merle Thompson married range of the .22 Long Rifle "hi- speed" is about 1565 yards, more Mrs - Beryl Thompson announc- than seven-eighths of a mile. es th e marriage of her daughter, Maximum range of either the Merle Maxine to Dr. Davis Stern- Short or Long is considerable less, Der E on Sept. 9- because the bullets have less Dr. Sternberg is a physicist, weight in ratio to diameter. Max- Tne y will make their home in imum range of the new .22 RF Ne w York City upon their return Magnum is 1900 yards, give or * rom a two months tour of Eng- take a few yards. land. Maximum range of "high power" rifle bullets is determined by a combination of factors. "Sectional density" is an important To hold open house To the Editor, Glad to see the Highway Com- "onal density" is an important The Rev. and Mrs. Jerry Wol- mission has taken steps to warn factor. High "muzzle velocity" is cott will hold open house at the motorists of the hazardous corner of highway 150, one half mile north of Fayette. Four accidents in less than a month in the same spot is proof enough for anyone to see that there is something wrong. Believe the bright large 10 MPH sign and the other caution signs will do the trick. It was indeed lucky that the nine or more persons involved in those four accidents escaped without serious injury or death. To my knowledge oniy one was hospitalized. The ''Guardian Angel" was surely havering near there each time. I wish they -would do something about the situation on the corner four miles east of Maynard on 150. It is Just asking for an accident to expect drivers to yield right of way to cars going south, leaving 150. onto the blacktop. Drivers from .the area are aware of the dangers and prepare to stop If necessary, but if there are two or three cars going east and only the first one, knows the situation, an accident' could easily occur. With so many accidents and deaths .-on our highways, it seems so stib/i to create a situation that capes confusion and invite* an accident. . ^iMjejpeiy, tjftfi. Charles Baumler t , v Fayette, Iowa, NOT a dominant factor. The old Methodist church parsonage, Sun- .30|40 Krag will shoot farther day, Sept. 24, from 2 to 5 p. m. than the "hot" little .243 Win- and 7 to 9 p. m. Chester, but the ".30'08", with Members of the W.S.C.S. will boat-tall" bullet, will shoot hun- help serve. Everyone is welcome. The Only All-Stainless Steel Bulk Milk Tank! See Us For Used Can Coolers Phone or Write CEDAR FALLS REFRIGERATION PhoB* CO 8 -4327 Highway 57 South Cedar Falls, Iowa SINGER • CONSTRUCTION ^; S ;FLUMBING & HEATING W*HP 247 . Fayette, tow* PLUMBING HEATING WIRING BULK LP. GAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS: In appreciation of your patronage to our store and to make new friends, we have made special arrangements with UNIVERSAL STUDIO to be here and photograph YOUR CHILDREN AND ANY MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY. NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY. ONE BEAUTIFUL 8x10 PORTRAIT FOR ONLY 75c A FULL SET OF PROOFS SHOWN FOR YOUR SELECTION. All minor* must bo accompanied by parent*. TVtera it no aga limit. Evaryona walcoma. Not mora then 3 to a family. Small charga {or groupt. THIS IS THE PLACE AND DATE ZABRISKIE'S GARAGE FAYETTE, IOWA MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 —10 A. M. TO 5 P. M. V , jut, Clip me to your calendar so you won't forgot. mm NATURAL GAS you get*MORE HEAT per PIIEL DOLLAR 5 with a *r¥vie<t w&y you get the heat where It's needed low Stalk Ttmporotura lUuitii Had by tadlatton from Sauc*r Sfiaptd Flam* ond RadJanli Hot Gam Suub Sldvwofo from Crolt Itvtl Up Horn. DJ»cMd to SkUwaUt and Spr.ud Out Polluted Secondary Ak S.ol Secondary Mr Dlr.tt.d to foM of turning btcavH of Secondary AlrSaal A coat furnace or boiler is designed so that 80% of tht heat transfer is done in the combustion chamber. Roberts- Gordon Gas Burners are designed to meet this require, ment, using the Spreader-Flame principle of burning. Flame is spread to the combustion v/afts at the grate level, and the hoc gases scrub the walls all the way up. lyhximum efficiency is obtained giving "More Heat per Fuel Dollar". OAS BURNER ROBERTS-GORDON PIONEERED AND PATENTED... i - Famous Spreader-Flame Principle ^'Secondary Air Seal rAd(intab!t frit Orlflc* > Tttaeoplng Mtxtr Oordon Automatic Pilot TO BE SURE OF NATURAL GAS SERVICE A3 SOON TaS INSTALLATIONS ARE COMPLETED IN FAYETTE Office Between Feyette

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