Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on November 16, 1961 · Page 2
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November 16, 1961

Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 2

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Established In 1914 My Neighbors NATIONAL EOITORI At i A #i6 T 't N Subscription Rates In Faypttn nnd Adjoining Counties Outside t'nyctle and Adjoining Counties $3.00 Per Year $3.50 Per Year 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 Act of March 3, 1879. Maurice Sloneman, Owner and Publisher "Turkey again!" Editorial Comments - - - AH Cat — No Bird A short time ago it was announced that the taxpaying, publicly - regulated, business - managed electric companies of this country will spend $8 billion (vcs. $(l billion) during the next 10 years to interconnect their power plants and transmission lines, and thus provide a service of unprecedented and un i ivaled efficiency and dependability. This brought from Secretary of the Interior Udall an expressed hope that the program will lead to cooperative planning by government nnd private power for a nation wide high voltage electric transmission system. In the words of an authoritative observer, "Udall's proposal seemed to be a government attempt to avoid a read on clash between government and investor-owned power groups which has been threatening ..." Well, we will see what we will sec. But, if past p ecedent and policy mean anything, they mean that cooperative planning between private and governmental agencies can sometimes be compared to cooperation between a bird nnd a cat. Pretty soon it's all cat and no bird. For powerful forces both within and without the government will be satisfied with nothing less, ultimately, than a totally socialized electric power industry. And that, should it come to be, would mean total federal control over the life of the nation —- its industries, farms and homes, nil of which depend on ever - increasing use of electric power. The tnxpnying utility industry's $8 billion 10-yenr interconnection program nlone proves once again that there is no justification for government - owned, tax exempt power plants — except, of course, to promote the socialist doctrine. A Clouded Picture Kveryone has heard the old saw that says competition is the life of trade. So it is. It's also the best guarantee the consumer has of top quality and service at minimum price. Well, there is competition aplenty in this country today. Retail trade has been going through an evolution that, in some aspects at least, is practically a revolution. The modern shopping center and supermarket are virtually department stores. The discount houses, in various areas of the country,, have become an important factor in.the retail picture. Sunday store openings — which numbers of people both within and without the retail industry think unwise — have become more numerous, as a result of the heavy competitive pressures. All of this works to the advanlnge or the consumer, up to a point. But, at the same time, it has imposed difficult and far-reaching problems on the retailers — both the large and the small, the chains and the independents. In various instances profits have disappeared, or nearly so. And that isn't good for anyone concerned. Profitless enterprise, whatever the field, can't be progressive enterprise for long, and then the consumer suffers. There's no easy answer. But the point to remember is there are disadvantages as well as advantages when competition reaches a no-holds-barred level. Open Forum Open Forum, I request that a financial statement on the production "Running Wild" be published. All those who so generously contributed, as well as the general public, should be informed as to how many dollars were contributed. They also should have an accounting of expenditures. Bob Lewis Chattin' With Stoney The column this week is in answer to the open forum letter which is printed above. TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, An accounting of the receipts nnd expenses of the "Running Wild" show wns given at the last Chamber of Commerce meeting, Thursday, Nov. i. However, as we pointed out in last week's Leader, only seven members were present, one of whom was a retailer. It's slightly unusual to give an accounting of a Chamber of Commerce project anywhere but at a meeting. And we're sure those who worked on this project would like to write it off as experience and forget it. However, in answer to the above letter, the following figures were submitted by treasurer Robert Anthony. Receipts — Money received for advertising Open Forum Dear Sir: In my original letter pertaining to the slow learners and the mentally retarded I quoted the following figures: That there are 2,600 children in 12 counties, and 17,000 slow learning children, making a total, I said, of over 19,000 families who have • this problem in those counties. Let me point put that I was quoting figures pertaining to the number of children only of the slow learning and mentally retarded groups. Actually, there are over 10,000 mentally retarded children and adults, and approximately 70,000 slow learners (children and adults) in the 12 counties comprising the 'Second Congressional District, making a total of more than 80,000 people who are or who may become social and or economic problems. Whether there are 18,000 families, or 19,000 families or 80,000 families . our problem is' great and is becoming increasingly greatec- As for the 4,000,000 unemployed and the 4,000,000 mentally retarded adults, the studies made by the National Association for Retarded Children, the statistics given by the Iowa ARC, and the figures of the New York Association for Teachers of Special Education indicate a pointed connection despite criticism to the contrary. My main purpose in my original letter was to bring the situation to the attention of the people with the hope that some direct action would be taken. I suggested certain things that can be done: Make use of the Civilian Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1943 which was extended to include the mentally retarded; in this way we can provide workshops, clinics and training centers for these people. As the NARC has pointed out, this will help to increase productivity by $1,000,000,000 a year; this will help to decrease taxes, making more taxpayers instead of tax supported; this will cut down materially the unemployment problem and the delinquency, problem. It is my sincere hope that this type of action will be taken. I want to express my appreciation to Mr. Horton for helping to bring these facts to.the attention ,-of the people; Action is now being taken by the Fayette County Association for Retarded Children to make use of the law spoken of above. I trust that the" people of the county and others will see the needs and the possibilities and turn their efforts in that direction. Very truly yours, Vearl G. McBride Center 4-H club meets The Center 4-H Livestock club met at the home of Douglas Dean Davis, Monday, Nov. G, with all members answering roll call, and one visitor, Richard Buhnmn, present. Lyle Clefisch discussed finding the hazards around the farm. The program for the year was completed on Nov. 2. The club attended the local award night, local extention election, and club members received their awards. Lunch was served by Mrs. Davis. Attend fall rally The Rev. Norman Betke, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Murphy, JoAnn and Kenneth Quandt, Dayna Dumermuth, Sandra Miller, Mary Sue Manson and Jean Ann Cowles, attended the Fall Rally of the Wapsie Zone Walther I-engue at Jesup, Sunday afternoon. Pre Inventory Sale Sale ends November 24, 1961 Heavy 50 ft. WOOD SLAT CRIBS $9^ Heavy 75 ft. W00DSIAT CRIBS $15 25 20' x 20' Pull Together 6 PEN HOG HOUSE $550 00 28 gauge Ceco ROLL .STEEL ROOFING $11 00 % * 10 — Red Cedar — Beveled HOUSE SIDING 18c r ft , " ' Some Shorts Decorator 12" x 12" CEILING TILE each 16c 40 Sq. Double Coverage LOCK - ON SHINGLES (Discontinued Colors) sq. $6 00 9x7 Overhead Sec GARAGE DOORS $60 00 Outside White or Red PAINT gal. STEP LADDERS tj 00 p** Spahn & Rose Lbr. Co. "ONE PIECE OR A CARLOAD" DUMU BlauMn, Mgr. Phone 47 — Mnynard, low* (for which each merchant received n free ticket for each dollar spent), $430; advance ticket sales, $7fi; ticket sales at the door, $29; proceeds from "vote for me" contest, $33.55. Total receipts — $570.55. Expenses — Full page advertisement and 1 ,500 programs, $92.82; 1,500 tickets, 100 posters, 50 "Vote for Me" card 5 !, $33.90; contract with Empire Producing Co., $300; bouquet for stage set. $1.90; necklace (prize for the youngster selling the most tickets), $1.12; Dorothy Bisbee, toll telephone calls, 99c; cash prizes "vote for me" contest, $8. Total expenditures, $438.73. Total profit was $131.82, of which the Chamber of Commerce received half, $65.91. Ticket money amounting to $2 was turned in late, bringing the total to $67.91. Out of this the Chamber of Commerce still had to pay for the. use of the fchobl auditorium, which amounted to $00, leaving a balance of $7.91. No one regrets this small profit more than those who contracted for the show in the first place and those who worked so diligently trying to make it a success. A ' number of things could have been done to make it more of a success ... but it's all water over the dam howl'' ' ' " "•' We were one of the signers . . . and we don't feel this was our first mistake, nor will it be our last. But we never have felt we could get anyplace by standing still ... so we'll probably keep on trying to promote, hoping that some of the projects will be a success, and not a mistake. M. P. Stoneman C. of C. President Creek Bottom Comments — By Reuben Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in chains. We believe the pheasant population in the north half of Westfield township is hardly 10 per cent of what it was only a few years ago. We have been told that Officer Ashby has estimated the pheasant numbers in Fayette County to be low, and would have chosen a "short" season, if any open season at all in this county, for 1961. BUT OF COURSE the Conservation Commision gentlemen in Des Moines, in their great (?) wisdom, gave us the full long season, so as. to have plenty of time to "harvest the crop." Trouble is, within a few years there will be no crop to harvest, other than crows and blackbirds. The "cotton-tail" situation is even worse. If there is a female rabbit with a husband in our whole creek-bottom, we sure hope she lives to be a two or three litter mother in 1962. We seriously ask, what is the future small game hunting to be, in this area? Perhaps beer cans rolling down a knoll or pop bottles swinging on a string? If the "powers that be" within the Conservation Commission have lost their good common sense (if they ever had any) in regard the modern" concept of "harvesting the crop", then it's about time for the Stale Legislature to, have the "guts" to take some authority in these matters. Anyway, that is the way i'. looks from here. c-b-c And now a little story that dates away back to August, 1936. The great F.D.R. was to dedicate the likeness of Thomas Jefferson carved on the stone face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills. A parade route .was picked In Rapid City over which the President would be escorted. A squadron of the 4th Cavalry, from Fort Meade, was to provide the escort. The streets were scrubbed so very clean, and bunting and flags were everywhere. Then at a late hour it was decided to hold a parade rehearsal. The Mayor of Rapid City looked up the "had been" spotlessly clean street, over which the 150 horses had just passed, in rehearsal, shrugged his shoulders and said, "Well, anyway, Mr. President will know this is no one horse town." Willing Workers meet The Willing Workers club met Thursday, Nov. 9, in the home of Mrs. Galen Mack, with 15 members and three guests present. All old officers were held over for another year. The new committees are: Executive, Mary Thompson and Dorothy Larrtbert; program, Orpha Langerman, Alice Greenough and Karin Mack; reporter, Mildred Bennington. It was decided to discontinue the secret pal exchange. The next meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 14, with Mrs. Ronald Mack. There will be a 50 cent gift exchange. Join Methodist church The following new members were welcomed into the First Methodist church, Sunday, Nov. 12: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley, Jack, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Beck, Mrs. L. E. Hendrix, Mrs. Sterling Baldwin,' Gary Bries- meister, and Mrs. Jerry Wolcott. Turkey Day Special FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 $ Big $ $ Discounts $ On Furniture McLeese - Leytze FURNITURE and APPLIANCE Phone 160 Fayette, Iowa Turkey Day Special FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 HAMBURGER or FISHWICH SANDWICH plus MILKSHAKE Ott's Drive - In Otto Finger, Proprietor Now...for the first time you can... heat and cool your business with natural gas Thrifty, dependable natural gas can provide year 'round comfort for your office, store or factory. One central unit— -powered by a silent, reliable natural gas flame—will heat in winter and cool in summer. Modern, automatic natural gas heats and cools with a minimum of cost and upkeep. Employees and customers share the benefits of comfort and efficiency. Tools and equipment do a better job, too, when year 'round gas air conditioning keeps dust and dirt outside. No need to take time out to fiddle with the controls. Central gas air conditioning is controlled automatically by timer and thermostat for just the right temperature -— 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 1 . 1 Abundant, economical natural gas is now ready to serve the needs oi business and industry. Plan today to convert—and put natural gas to ^work for you. • i • .VI V." Office Between Fayette Leader & Thoabre ^'Otffod.Jl!^ LIVE MOPERN...FOR LCSS^WTTHNATURAL OAS •JIII, it

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