Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on October 12, 1961 · Page 5
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 5

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, October 12, 1961
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Whose Farm Is The Mystery Farm? Free copy of mystery Farm picture to owner For making identification The picture above was taken of a farm somewhere in Fayette county, in the vicinity of the town of Fayette. The mystery farm pictures are a series sponsored by the Fayette Leader ter the interest of its many readeni. If the owner of the farm pictured above will stop in at the Leader office he will receive free of charge a 5 x 7 glossy print of the picture. There is nothing to buy. All that is asked of the owner is a little information so that the farm picture may be Identified for the public the following week. Open Forum Editor's Note: The following is an article written by Dr. Vearl McBride, of Upper Iowa university, who is a candidate for United States representative from the second district for the 1962 election. It is more than a coincidence that four million unemployed persons in the United States corresponds in number with the 4,000,000 mentally retarded adults in this country. In my announcement for candidacy .for the United States House of Representatives from the Second Congressional District last month, I stated that one of my deep concerns was the in unemployment benefits instead of helping to qualify them for the kinds of work which they could be capable of doing The problem in Iowa is very real. There are 84,000 mentally retarded children and adults in this state. Acfunlins; to the Iowa Association fen the Mentally Retarded, 80 niTcent of these, or approximately 07.000 eould bn made self-supporting through special training. In other words, we arc spending great sums of money every year to support these 07,000 w'.,o nuikl otherwise support themselves. Multiply this by 50 states and we have a staggering amount uf tax money being spent and si ill tin problem grows. This then, is p.irt i f my platform: To woi'k f'".- th • <.-x tension of the provir-'.ons (if Vi.blie Law 113 — liie Civi i; n Vocational Rehabilitatio \ Act. .11. 1 if necessary the Nalioiii.il !>_ c -se Education Act, *o pmvldc sheltered workshops, clinic. 1 , sj'^eial classes, home v!.;ii n.; te ic' ers and vocational training tuclitrs. No new tax money is needed since ihe money spent on unemployment could be used for training purposes with positive results, •i.'o of the Second District must take definite ;md progressive steps to aid these unfortunates, increase employment, spend less of our tax money un unemploy- plight of the mentally retarded segment of the unemployed be- ment and thus aid in the general and the slow learner. I also voic- cause they simply are unprepar- welfare and economy of our state ed.my concern about the unem- c ^ arK i incapable of doing the and country. Strong leadership ployment problem. If we can kind of work that is available be- is needed; we must rise to the solve the major problems pro- cause they have had little or no challenge of helping these de- sentcd by these unfortunates we training. The same thing is true pendent individuals to become can partially solve our serious, to a ] csscr degree of the slow able to support themselves thcro- ever present unemployment learners, of whom there arc sev- by relieving the state and nation problem. c ,. a l more million. We arc not of great unemployment costs. The problem in this congrcs- equipping these youngsters for Furthermore, an increase in em- sional district will help to illus- jobs and as a result we spend ployment always means a de- trate the point. In these twelve Millions of dollars every month crease in crime and delinquency, counties we have approximately 2,600 mentally retarded children who are educable, i.e., who range in I. Q. from 50-78; we also have 17,000 children who are classed as slow learners, i.e., who range in I. Q. from 80-90 (91-110 is average). In other words, more than 19,000 families are affected in the second district. Only a small percent of the educable mentally retarded are now receiving special academic training in school; an even smaller percent (less than 2 percent) is receiving vocational training after their academic training. The same thing is true for the slow learners. Ths condition poses a real problem not only for the parents and teachers of these youngsters but also for society as a whole. These children, grown to young people and adults, are often incapable of getting and holding jobs. Again, it is more than coincidence that our national unemployment hovers around the 4,000,000 mark and 4,000,000 mentally retarded adults are those who for the most part have had no vocational training. They help to account for a large GAS CONVERSION SPECIAL GENERAL MOTORS DELCO COMPLETELY INSTALLED (average home) $189.00 Call 1133 Oelwein — Collect FOR FREE COMFORT SURVEY HANLEY HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING 907 South Fredrick Only The Rich Can Afford Poor Heating Public Saturday, Oct 1:00 o'clock P. M. sharp ELECTRIC STOVE G. E. REFRIGERATOR G. E. TELEVISION — TABLES 2 DAVENPORTS — CHAIRS CHESTS OF DRAWERS — ELEC. CLOCKS ALARM CLOCKS — FANS — BUFFET LAMPS — SUIT CASES — HALL TREE CARD TABLES — IRONING BOARDS RUGS — TRUNKS — BEDS — SPRINGS KITCHEN TABLE & 4 CHAIRS ROCKING CHAIRS ROUND DINING ROOM TABLE AND CHAIRS HOOVER VACUUM CLEANER SERVING TABLE — DISHES SILVERWARE — KETTLES POTS AND PANS — ROASTERS OLD WALNUT CHEST OF DRAWERS OLD KEROSENE LAMP GARDEN TOOLS — STEP LADDER SHOP TOOLS — CARPENTER TOOLS Other Articles Too Numerous To Mention <— Martin Timm residence - " f Auction** State Bank of Fayette, Clerk Not R*pon«ibl« For Accidents atever You may Be looking For - - - find it In the FAYETTE LEADER ALL PROGRESSIVE MER. « CHANTS USE THE PAGES OF THE FAYETTE LEADER TO DISPLAY THEIR STOCK OF MER- CHANDISE FOR SALE. USE THE LEADER AS YOUR SHOPPING GUIDE IN FAYETTE. Contact us for All of your Job printing Needs LETTERHEADS ENVELOPES CARDS STATEMENTS BOOKLETS PAMPHLETS YOU NAME IT — Fayette Leader * 9r ...'.'-: , t- t ', ,

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