Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on October 12, 1961 · Page 2
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 2

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, October 12, 1961
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My Neighbors NATIONAL EDITORIAL Subscription Rates In Fj.vfUf r.nd Adjoining Counties O'J '.-idc r'ayette and Adjoining Counties S3 .00 Per Year $3 50 Per Year The Leader is published weekly in Fayette, Iowa, and distributed fin Thursday morning. Entered at the Post Office at Fayette. Iowa B = .-frond (lass matter, under the Act of March 3. 1879. Maurice Stoneman. Owner and Publisher Editorial Comments - - • Defense Takes More Than Arms The military budget, which was greatly in- r;i ;.:(•({ bv this year's Congress without significant d^s'-nt. approaches the S50 billion mark. Tins, ;t seems, is the price we must pay for the wo: id's current insanities. But there is more to the nation's defensive strtntjth than arms. We must be fully prepared to fight an economic war which has no foreseeable r nd. An essential weapon in that war is ocean shipping. And the enly ships we can fully depend upon are those which fly the U. S. flag, or are en! :/'y within the control of U. S. enterprise In an ( mereency. the vessels of even our staunchest allies could be lest to us. American government policy stipulates, and Ion:.; has stipulated, that we have a merchant mar­ ine second to none. A vast modernization and replacement program, extending over the years, is now underway. To implement this policy, the government provides differential subsidies for ship operation and construction — subsidies made necessary by the fact that it is far more expensive to build ships in the United States, and operate them under our flag than it is in the other maritime nations with which we must compete, due primarily to our wage and working standards. Finally, much greater use should be made of American vessels by American shippers. The shipper who patronizes our own merchant marine; is piven the ultimate in service in every respect, at reasonable, competitive rates. Then, be yond that, he is making a contribution to our strength and to our position in the world. Chattin' With Stonev For many n a sons, which we n»cd not <*o into here, there have been very few Chamber of Commerce promotions or functions this past year. However, the C. of C. now ha s a promotion in progress and it needs the support of everyone. The project is a home talent variety show an.l will be presented in the high school auditorium Thursday and Friday nights, Oct. 19 and 20. And we need every- i ne's cooperation to make it a success. Many of your friends and your friends children will be taking part in the production, so be sure to come out and sec them. Proceeds from the variety show will be used to finance the Thanksgiving and Christmas promotions and to purchase new lights for the street. Creek Bottom Comments — By Reuben Not A Pretty Picture The federal government spends 318,000 a minute. That works out to more than $1 million a.n hour. S26 million a day, and $3 billion every 10 days. Last year the interest cn the national debt .vVm-j was S9.5 billion. It will be higher this year, a- the debt limit has been increased. 'ri.ic j» (V,,, r( , s ,,it n f spending money we don't have. We are simply passing the bill on "to future generations, which is about as sorry a legacy as anyone can think of. And with it we have been creating a welfare state which, if the current trend keeps on going, will handcuff their freedoms even as it drains their pocketbooks. It's not a pretty picture. Taxes Always Increase You can say one thing with virtual certainty nlioui taxes — they always increase. Take the; social security tax as an example. The combined employe - employer rate, with each paying half, was two per cent on a maximum of •i .'i.OOO a year in earnings when the plan went into Now the rate is six per cent on effect in 1937. S4.K00. This isn't all. The tax is scheduled to reach 9.25 per cent in 1969 — without increased benefits. If benefits are increased, the tax will have to be boosted still farther, an 1 applied to higher income levels. We didn't feel this should be printed as a news story, but we did feel it should be brought to light so the public would know what is going on. That's why we are incorporating it in this column. It's the story of an all- night affair in a local garage. This is how it was told to us: The story concerns how a well- known local girl was locked in a garage with two men all night last week. The case was duly reported to the local police, who have been working on it the past few days, and through this channel the entire story has been revealed. The Leader has been requested that the names be not published, and considerable pressure has been brought to bear in an effort to keep the • names and the entire affair out of print. We feel that the names are very well known and sooner or Inter this sad affair will become the general topic of conversation. Far be it from the policy of this paper to cast any slurs upon Have you heard the newly co':n;d word, "mechanomics"? It can he pi-turcd by a gear pinion in mesh with a silver dollar. In f^rm equipment and farm economics the "meshing" of gears and c'ollars can all tco easily be badly overdone. This trend is most contagious to the very farmers who should cultivate some common sense resistance to the "virus". The theme song of the machinery exhibitors is new models by which to do more per hour and per day, also means by which to do the job alone, without any hired help. We believe there is a definite difference in these two aims. It is utterly ridiculous to invest thousands of dollars to save hiring an extra hand during haying or harvest time. The interest on $10,000 would hire more than 475 man- hours, figuring six per cent interest and $1.25 per hour. The mcst utterly "damnfool" machine, in our opinion, is the bale-thrower. Young farmers, physically able to do manual labor, are the very fellows most likely to spend too much of their investment of credit for such silly gadgets, c-b-c How many of you saw Myron Florian in personal appearance at the Hippodrome last week? If so, did you accept his invitation to come by to shake hands or get an autograph? Tuesday night we did not crowd in for a place in the long queue, but did walk along the line to get a close-up look at the very popular entertainer. He was truly and literally "dripping wet" with perspiration. Every bit as much so as a farmer or • construction worker working on a summer day. Anybody who thinks top bracket entertainers or "stiow people" live the fair name, but we feel that we owe it to our readers to print the news in an effort to establish the facts and prevent any innocent person from being suspected. After serious consideration we have decided to publish the names. The parties implicated were Miss Lizzie Ford and the Dodge Brothers. a soft and easy life, is a long, long way "off the beam" about such matters. The truth is, few" people, in any walk of life, work harder. c-b-c The Prescotts on Park Avenue were extremely proud of their "blue-blooded" miniature poodle, Pierre. Most every morning, Mr. Prescolt would take Pierre for his "constitutional" along the Avenue, rhinestone collar, silver plated leash, and all. An obnoxious fellow poked fun at Pierre, and asked, "why don't you get a real dog?" Mr. Prescott stooped and patted Pierre's noble head, then straightening to his full slender height, he said, "I'll have you know Pierre gets a $250 stud fee. What do you get?" parties. — B — The choice of Mr. Rayburn's successor is highly important and a history-making decision. The nation was used to Sam. We shall be electing the man who, after the vice president, would succeed to the Presidency. No small consideration in these dangerous times. — B — The Senators who traveled to Cedar Rapids for the Testimonial dinner for Senator Hickenlooper were sincerely impressed •by and complimentary of the energy and enthusiasm of Iowa and the Second District. — B — From now until Jan. 10, I shall spend most of my time in the Second District. Lew Veghte, my assistant, and Clem Crahan will also be in the District, and any of us can be reached through my Cedar Rapids office. I shall notify local newspapers when I plan to be in your community. JAMES E. BROMWELL SECOND IOWA DISTRICT It is good to be home again. Two things stand out like beacons here. Crop prospects, and the firm and sensible attitude of Iowans on foreign relations. — B — "Mr. Sam" Rayburn entered the House of Representatives in 1913. The sad news concerning him came as no surprise to us who had feared for his health during the summer, but we had continued to hope for nis return. He was truly missed from the day he left Washington by both Woman's club meets The Fayette Woman's club meeting was held in the Methodist Parish house on Monday evening. A summary of the Second District convention held recently in Decorah was given and the club received a blue star for their yearly program. The towel chairman presented towels hemmed by the blind women, which were sold. Members were urged to enter the Vogue sewing contest. Mrs. Ross Meskel of Oelwein presented a color sound film "Time and Two Women" from the American Cancer Society. Mrs. A. G. Van Nordstrand, third vice president of the Iowa Federation of Women's clubs, was the speaker of the evening. Mrs. Phyllis Horhewood was accepted as a new member. The Book Review department served refreshments at the close of the meeting. SAVINti'SIKONDS [Do You Recall j 20 - 30 - 40 Years Agoj 20 Years Ago :i:::::nn:::::ii!«::::M!!:H:»iH::!!:i:i5::15 go unknown and Unsung on the many days of the year as they play their part in making the church an instrument of God," . North Iowa Conference Lay Leader Leland C. Surfus of Fayette said. "History bears out the important part that laymen have play- '' ='"»••»"•»»••• ec j j n lne rea ] m 0 f protestantism," cldent Saturday, when he fell Mr. Surfus said. "The tremen- n .11,... T„I -M,.« T,,„ otl tne roof ot nis house, which dous growth of Methodism in Deaths: John Nelson; Mrs. Jus- h „ „„„u;„„\; IT- J » . . tin Miller. Men called to service Oct. 7, in this vicinity are: Ivan Flower, Wadena; Walter Buhr, Fayette; Clifford Teepe, Maynard; George Robert Caswell, Fayette; Harold Henry Steege, Maynard; Herbert Vance Brooker, Fayette; Donald M n«'^-^ W w^?'».. u„.^; u„ ing discovered by the janitor that in which "new men Piofessor Everett Hendricks, firt was burnin » in ^ w coal voices may be discov director of the Upper versity Singers, has announced the selection of members for the coining year. Wanda Brause, Wes- he was reshingling. He escaped America was almost entirely due without any broke.-) bones but to the preaching and witnessing was bruised and will be taking of laymen and our laymen seem it easy for awhile. to have recaptured some of the Deaths: Mrs. L. S. Strong. fire and spiritual enterprise dis- Spontaneous combustion was played by these earlier Chris- the cause of considerable excite- tians." ment around the high school National Methodist lay offic- building Tuesday morning, it be- ials have termed the day a time and new discovered." bin. The fact that thera was no wood in the walls, all being Organization Meeting cement, prevented a serious fire. Jf » „ . . Donald Doughty and Louis . The faU organization meeting by Welch Gene Wooldridee Bah „ " u " a,u ^"ugmy ana Louis t ""-„""/ "'B"""'- 1 ' m«.w »is Toutsch and Betty Cass "Fay- Bames ' who are me «"bers of the tor *"H leaders and committee o _". J T„ , ^._-_'?: state judging team, left Tuesday members ot Fayette county was Arthur, sophomore; B™. WERE 10 JOLN Basil Row were t0 J° in the State College sion office - Miss Ramona Esland and Wavne Timm iuniors- J ud S' n £ '«™ and Professor !> eck ; state 4-H leader, was pres- ElwoodI Mabon of Sal a sen WeaVBr ° f Ames ' who have 'f tH ? d *K and •»» lcd with i, v,™ u • i J J „t" charge of both team- the Planning, Mrs. Kenneth Kerr section* m th ' S Ar <hur Sieka disposed of and Mrs. Ralph Mann were named Marriages- Marv Schaeffor tn his busine ss at Hazleton to his " s , new members on the county CarolKits of Ma^^ani a br ° t J le ^ Ly " n and came to May- «* committee to succeed Mr, Galer to Walter Parsons of Mav- nard ^"day morning and has W ! U " e,ck u and ** rs -. ^ tjit ' nard DorothJ^Campbell to wfl- 0 P e n<? d »P the pool hall and cigar Schroeder. who are leaving the liam F Sims UampDe " t0 WU store formerly run by Howard £™ II !^?. 8 ."/ t * r m * a * ***** oJ The girls 4-H clubs of Fayette county were well represented at THRIFTY FOOD MART FAYETTE IOWA Welsh. loyal service. Plans made at the meeting include establishing county, club and individual goals for 4-H girls in the county for the coming year. The main project for 4-H the Dairy Cattle Congress by two Methodist laymen demonstration teams and a style *r« U„ l i E J revue girl. Carmen Seedorff and lo honored Sunday ^ c ^ Violet Schmidt, Arlington, of the Laymen in Methodist churches girls fo r the 1961 - 62 year will Fairfield Lucky Clovers, placed aeross northern Iowa will be be hom» furnishings in the blue ribbon group with honored Oct. 15 when the denom- their demonstration "Cotton Tops mation joins others in a nation- - , D Them All". The other Fayette wlde observance of Layman's Women • Bowling county team, Elsa Scharff, Simda y- W Aurora; and Donna Ruramel, • I P, em , e „ of the dav is "You Shall Harry's Cities Service —.9 •$|irette of the Merry Hearts of b £ My Witnesses". Churches will Singer Plumbing 8 $<fe'tt, received a blue ribbon, for observe the da Y m a variety of Chase's I.G.A. _ 8 J tKe'i,r- demonstration "Blouses ways — many of them by having Maynard Co-op 8 'frOJqa Sunday to Sunday". laymen deliver the sermon and Fayette Speed Wash 2 Mfr'V —je^ 1 Cn - wors ' ni P serv - Wilke & Wilke 1 A^tf!^^ 0 "" /'Jhis special Layman's Day ^ H.IB-tt^TZZ WSmpi 'f Edna Celestia Creamer *o rda an opportunity to honor H T G — Maynard Co-op lard. |Hemy Nefzger suffered the ^iljpto'n- of one leg between Mkn^e; and the hip last Tues- Jg?$t''Iowa City, and is doing fwJU as possible. ^ejffer hardware store Js yceisjodlea and attractive ?8|* placed in front of the iyintf. J >.' Decorations in orange "^"^#Ss mwfcitfi the ap^ M coveted honors in Wp: at Waterloo; laa$ ' i± came . io, t Fayettf jely the i'^ champion aM first prize Bins. The ©han*. pshftwn by Vto- Oelwehi. Ifoe ^as.^a|[g^»B, far and',two si^and,* two i$-'L&Wn4, to Ralph' of May- the laymen (and laywomen) that HTS L 3 4 4 4 10 11 163 399 773 Chase's _.. 2092 THE WESTHELD WHIRLWIND 4-H CLUB Wishes to thank the Fayette businessmen for purchasing the 4-H baby beeves shown at the Fayette county fair by our club members <— Lois Bennington, Jim and Gary Maurer,, Ron Brown and Joe Gibson. 4 - H Club CLOSING OUT ALE BEGINNING Thursday Oct 12 th Thousands of dollars worth of good merchandise to be SOLD AT A BIG % off Stock your shelves at and save. Buy at shelf Discount will be taken off at OPEN FBpIT NJ vjv'wfvi ^ff/ til *>t",«;<; til ta ,fVfaU i k

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