Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on November 23, 1961 · Page 2
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My Neighbors Established In 1914 NATIONAL EDITORIAL Subscription Rates In I 'avcttf and Adjoining Counties Otitsuli rayctte atul Adjoining Counties $3.00 Per Year $3.50 Per Year The I .i ader is published weekly in Fayette. Iowa, and distributed on Thursday morning. Entered at the Post Office at Fayette, Iowa ti-: aiond class matter, under the Act of March 3. 1879. Maurice Sloneman, Owner and Publisher "I'd like to let my mother know I've arrived safely." Editorial Comments - - - Taxes Are Good — But! Chattin' With Stoney It appears that it won't be necessary for us to spend the $10 we had ear-marked for Christmas street decorations — because not enough money came in to match it. Two firms. Fayette Stone Co.. and Bill's Super Valu, assured us they had checks ready whenever they were needed. But $30 won't buy many street decorations. So, apparently that point is settled ... but the offer is still open. Creek Bottom Comments — By Reuban Tli'- National I'dur.ition Association has issued a Uioklet entitled "Taxes Are (iond". It observes that "taxes a. i- the price we pay for civilization." This, of course, is a truism, '[axes, as one writer puts it. .ire «jood and necessary for civilization, in the same was- that fire and water are Rood. But you don't have to burn down your house to warm your hands and you don't have to open a darn and drown in the flood to a drink. The "Taxes Are Good" argument is used as a sup port for an almost endless list of government projects and proposals which advance the welfare state, reduce o- destroy local rights and responsibilities, limit the freedom of groups and individuals, and dry up the normal sources of taxation — for example, housing subsidies, farming subsidies, public power schemes, fed er.il aid to schools, federal medical aid plans, and so on. So the "Taxes Are Good" theme needs to be carefully analyzed. They are good when levied for necessary purposes. They are bad when levied for purposes which should be undertaken, if they art to be undertaken at all, by local government or private enterprise. Violence At Home Violc nee and threats of more violence the world over should not blind us to the gravity of our own, purely domestic violence problem. FBI Director ,). Edgar Hoover reports that serious crime reached a new all-time high last year, with on astounding (lit per cent increase over 1950. The population increase was only 18 per cent during the decade. Throughout I960 there was a murder every 58 minutes, a forcible rape every 34 minutes and an aggra­ vated assault every four minutes. Crimes against property, too, occurred much more frequently. The juvenile crime problem continues to get worse. Arrests of juveniles have more than doubled since 1950, while the population of youths aged 10 to 17 increased by less than one half. Even as we must be ready to protect ourselves from enemies abroad, we must do a much more effective job of dealing with society's enemies at home. Fayette School News First Grade — — Mrs. Scheldel In science we are studying a unit on weather. We have hat) many absent from our room. Janet Niles was sick and missed eight days of school. Terry Kvans, Scott Klemp and Denise Pattison have also been sick. We are happy to report that all are back in school again. Our "teacher even took a week ofi to recuperate. We enjoyed having .Julie's mother, Mrs. Jean Clark, as our substitute teacher. Each member of our class entered a poster in the local fire prevention poster contest. Kevin Samek was the first place winner and his prize was a dollar. A half dollar prize went to Scott Klemp as his second place prize. Congratulations, hoys. Miss Sarah Deleske and Miss Krnestina Kiaz, U.I.U. students, visited our numbers class this week. It looks as if Thanksgiving is near as turkeys, Indians and Pilgrims decorate our room. In social studies we are studying a unit on Thanksgiving. and saw some film on planets. We had 51 words in our six weeks spelling test this week. Thirty-five of these were from our regular lists and the rest were small words that everyone forgets how to spell. Such words as: Here, hear, threw, through, though, thought, there and their were in the test. We had five perfect papers in the test. For art we are learning how to do simple embroidery stitches. Ev- stitch and several people have learned Lazy Daisy, Cross Stitch, French Knots, and Chain Stitch. This has been a heJp-each-other project and so far there has been very good cooperation among class members. Whoever learns a stitch first helps someone else learn to do it, too. We still make samples of our own design to show off our work. We are sorry Linda Himmel has been ill all week, and hope she is back with us next week. Dawn Pattison treated us to candy bars for her birthday on Monday. Eighth Grade — Fourth Grade — The fourth grade have been busy this week with six weeks tests and reviews. We have been studying quotation marks in language. In science we are studying heat. In learning how our own homes are heated, each is to draw a picture of their type of furnace. A special thanks to Mr. Johnson for showing us the school furnaces and explaining how they work. We found it very interesting and informative. Irvin Gage brought a candle to help us demonstrate how heat rises. Jerry I^ehs burned a hole in a leaf with a magnifying glass, and with the help of the sun. Happy birthday to Katby Farney Nov. 11, and Eddie Bradley, Nov. 19. We appreciated both their treats very much. Nancy Dickinson and Mary Culligan won first and second prizes, . respectively, with. their fire preven- tipn posters. Mary Culligan also won first prize in the second poster contest and was awarded a check for two dollars. Happy Thanksgiving. by Cindy Nefzger This week we have taken several tests. We all hope we received good grades. We have some study habit tips on our board. We had club election on Friday. The officers were as follows: President, Carol Wegner; vice president, Richard Ash; secretary, Patty Scheidel; treasurer, Linda Henry; reporter, Janice Stannard and Larry Webb. Fifth Grade — — Mr*. Everett Everyone in our room has been working hard on arithmetic, and <;an now divide three numbers by two numbers. Story problems still seem very difficult for everyone. This week we had to find how much was sayed at a one-fourth off sale on a number of articles and careless little mistakes caused, a lot of trouble. We started a hew unit in social studies and have read most of the chapter, made maps, have done some work in our workbooks .and saw a film strip on slavery in the south. This chapter is on "How. our country fought the Civil War." )ye have learned gome interesting words such as: Abolitionist, secede, compromise, and underground railroad. Several people have made pencil portraits of : we ar^learniiuf about ^ r .,_„ bme" colorful diagrams , T - v.Uhese planets, have had several If food' reports read to the class, Special Education — — Mrs. Swartz At a recent club meeting it was decided that each week the president would appoint someone to have charge of games at our Friday club meeting. Last Friday, Donna arranged for some games. This Friday, Arnold is to have some games ready for us. Our club officers are: President, Donald; vice president, Marcella; secretary, Arnold; and treasurer, Sinda. Our officers are changed each six weeks. We are getting our loom set up in our spare time. We needed to put more warp on the beam. It takes quite a while to tie the threads to the old warp and pull them through, or to re-thread the heddles and reed. they see our men. Real sharp, guys. (Mr. Kramer, you never buy us girls anything. We feel left out. Boo Hoo!) BEAT LAMONT Joyce, your "glass" has everyone spinning. We now have our first traitor. Shall we all cry a tear on this solemn occasion, (drip, drip) BEAT LAMONT Say, that varsity - faculty game was a quiet riot! You faculty players can start munching on all those mighty words anytime. (Crunch, crunch) BEAT LAMONT Did you hear the latest? The F.H.S. cheerleaders have asked Mrs. Stevens to join them. They even offered her a paid vacation and old-age benefits. Tune in next week to find out her answer. Will she or won't she? BEAT LAMONT What's this we hear about R. G. riding around with a "hot-shot" gridman. Some people have all the luck! BEAT LAMONT Sharon F.: Now do you believe that penicillin wasn't used in World War I? BEAT LAMONT We noticed all Judy L's jewelry at basketball practice the other night (and every night). We know you want to stay in style, Jud, but don't you think wearing 13 watches, 24 rings, and four necklaces is jumping a little overboard? BEAT LAMONT If you want to know how long a typewriter ribbon is, ask Tom A. He claims it will go clear from the typewriter to the bookkeeping table and back again. Black all the way, too. BEAT LAMONT If we could salvage all the "hardware" the basketball girls had in their hair Tuesday night at practice (Dale Wood dance, you know) we seniors could finance our senior trip, BEAT LAMONT The seniors did a great job on their play. Of course, "Jose" was the star. BEAT LAMONT In closing, may I say this: Come to back us and we will BEAT LAMONT. rjot Lunch — Monday — Chicken and noodle soup, crackers, celery and carrots, cake, peaches, dried beef sandwiches, juice, milk. Tuesday — Meat loaf and tomato topping, green beans, fruit jello, bread and butter, milk, cheese sticks. Wednesday — Saurkraut and vveiners, potatoes, butter, tomato juice, cherry cobbler, bread and butter, milk. Thursday — Chili, crackers, pear sauce, cheese sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, milk. Friday — Macaroni and cheese, tuna salad sandwiches, relish tray, corn, pudding, milk . This 'n That — —by Marge "With those new warm-up jackets, the boys will scare away all the opponents. They'll forfeit the instant- FAYETTE THEATRE Thurs. - Fri. - Sat. Nov. 23 - 24 - 25 THE KETTLES I THE 0ZARKS MARJORIE MAIN ARTHUR HUNNICUTT Sun. - Mon. - Tues. Nov. 26-27-28 THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY , FRED AST AIRE DEBBIE REYNOLDS : - We hope there is a good turnout for the Chamber of Commerce supper next Thursday night and that there are candidates willing to take office. Because, Heaven knows, any town this size certain Jy needs a Chamber of Commerce. The past year has been another very uneventful year . . . for numerous reasons which we will not go into. We had high ho|>es at the beginning of the term, but our hopes were cooled in a hurry. We sincerely hope that someone will take it over, and will receive the support of all the merchants. They will certainly receive our whole-hearted support. In any event, plan to attend the meeting on November 30, and let the other members know what your thoughts are toward the organization. Don't think you'll be conspicuous because you haven't been to a meeting . . . because there will be many others in the same boat. Sometimes it's almost disturbing, the number of people who ask for a "spicy" column, a local gossip column, or a column "about the women". This small homely man does not presume to be above a tidbit of gossip nor a sharp risque story. But by the Grace of God we shall try to remember, at least part of the time, that big people discuss formulated thoughts and opinions, medium people discuss material things, and little people discuss other people, and their sins and troubles. c-b-c At the recent IFBF convention in Des Moines the Farm Bureau delegates were very concerned, as usual, about "the great need for p-operty tax relief. They came up with some hazy and vague phrases about taxes to relieve property tax. It was all too near just so much gobbldygook. To use a phrase, "the silence was almost deafening", so far as any discussion of "Adjusted Gross Income Tax" was concerned. There is lit­ tle doubt in our mind, as to why so. It would be rebellious indeed, in Mr. Hill's IFBF, to even officially suggest the study of any measure that well-to-do "Old Guard" Republicans don't want. We fully realize we have about as much chance, as the proverbial snowball in Hades, of getting any action started in regard a serious study of the Indiana type of adjusted gross income tax, but WE CAN TRY. c-b-c Harry Hesseltine of Richland, Iowa, tells this little tale. A captain and major were dining at a cafe, when a private came in, escorting a curvaceous redhead. The captain sent a note to the private's table, reading . . . "The major and I are. graduates of Princeton; and have bet a "fin" that you are, too. May we stop at your table?" Back came the reply . . . "Please don't bother, gentlemen. I'm from the Audubon institute of Ornithology, and intend to classify this pigeon myself." night that Miss Honorine Otley of Fayette had won again in the Atwater Kent radio audition. "This was her third triumph in the state contest, and she will represent Iowa in. the next radio contest. A truck tipped over on the hill at the south edge of town Tuesday, injuring two men. The driver attempted to brake the truck, when something snapped, and he guided the truck to the edge of the paving, where it tipped over. The two men riding in the rear of the truck were hurt by falling barrels. The Farmers State bank at Garnavillo was robbed of $1,000 Friday afternoon by three bandits. (Do You Recall | 20-30- 40 Years Ago}! msHHSHHasaHiffii^^^ Since this column is being written before Tuesday night's game, we may be all wrong in what we're saying. However, we felt last Friday night that the sooner the boys realized they were not playing indoor football, the better off they would be. Even though they lack height, the potential is there. But they need a lot of practice on shooting baskets, and especially free throws. Xlames aren't won by playing rough and tumble ball ... but rather by gut-smarting and out-shooting the opponents. Thursday is the day to give thanks, as proclaimed by our forefathers, so many, many years ago. We wonder if Americans today grasp the real meaning of the day. Those Pilgrims had only about two things to be thankful for: First that they were alive, and second that they had food for the table. Today we have so many things to be thankful for, but everyone seems to take them for granted. 20 Years Ago — Deaths: Herbert Bass; Berton I. Cook, Mrs. J. M. Mitchell, Matilda Mitchell. The first snow storm of the season came yesterday, starting soon after 7 a. m., and continuing until about 11- The snow melted as fast as it hit the ground and merely added to the amount of water already on the ground. Mrs. Ruth Claxton was installed as Grand Martha at the Rainbow session of the Grand Chapter of the O.E.S. recently in Des Moines, An accident occurred late Thursday evening when Lowell Mabon and Wendell Reick of Randalia, The Pilgrims didn't have all the delicacies that will grace the American tables this Thursday. They didn't have television to watch the Christmas parade and the football game; didn't have cars that they could jump into and go visit relatives .or friends; didn't have the smart-looking clothes and the modern home conveniences. But we'll bet they had one thing that many of us wish for today . . . a lot less worries. Maybe if we look back and visualize some of those early Thanksgiving scenes, some of our worries will grow smaller and we'll really be able to give Thanks. struck a horse. The windshield was shattered and Lowell received bad cuts on his forehead and right hand. Visibility was poor because of a heavy fog and mist. Meredith Foss of Maynard had the misfortune to cut his left hand on the power saw at the lumber yard recently. It was nece r snry to take 25 stitches. Attempts are being made to save all fingers. The high school opera "The Pied Piper of Hamlin", to be presented Nov. 21 at the high school auditorium, is nearing production under Miss Maxwell's able supervision. The main characters are; The Prologue, Ted Johnson; the Piper, Dunne Knos; the Mayor, Everett Shafer; the Corporation, Everett Faust, Earl King, Don Shafer and Ted Johnson; the Dream Lady, Lois Fern Timm; and the Lame Boy, Darlene Zupke. 40 Years Ago — While coming down college hill at the south edge of town last Friday morning the horses drawing one of the school wagons became frightened at the dropping of a whiffletree and began to run. Ail the children managed to climb out through the door, however, and none were injured, except for slight bruises. Deaths: Bert Reed; Mrs. L. D. Shaffer. The Waverly beet sugar factory has been sold for $300,000, the purchaser being E. J. Marshall of Toledo, Ohio. One of the most disgraceful affairs that had ever occurred in Arlington was perpetrated Monday night when three "would be toughs" attacked Roy Rawson while going home early in the evening. His assailants wore handkerchiefs over their faces which partially obliterated their identity. As a result of injuries inflicted and fright given him, Roy has been confined to the house since the attack. JUST A REMINDER Please turn in your Butter-nut coffee strips and Instant coffee jar labels at once. This is a Christmas project sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, and makes possible the purchase of many sturdy toys for children in our state institutions- and orphanages. Call Mrs. Howard R. Johnson, Child Welfare Chairman, at Blue 89. 30 Years Ago — Deaths: Dr. Sara A. Kime, formerly Sara Pangburn; Doris Widger Farrell; J. E. Chapman; Joseph Fockler. Marriages: Miss Esther A. Dorffi to Mr. Harold L. Cronk of Fayette. Robbers broke into the James Richards garage Tuesday night and stole tools and other articles valued at about $300. Information was received last Jolly Juniors meet The Smithfield Jolly Juniors 4 H club met at the home of Karol Turner, Nov. 13, with nine mem bers and one guest present. Each girl had the first page of her record book filled out for roll call. Diane Kuhens gave a book report on the book "Will and Charlie Mayo". Nancy Reed gave a blanket protector demonstration and Barbara Vandersee demonstrated how to make a bed correctly. Each member filled out and discussed their personality charts. At the close of the meeting the members drew names for the December meeting which.will be held in the home of Barbara Vandersee. Natural Gas Clothes Dryers Everything that can be washed can be dried quickly and,safely in modern gas dryers, even stuffed animals. And eao dryers'can be installed in the kitchen for real convenience., Natural gas clothes dryers can dry all fabrics softer and fluffier without the lift and lug or weather worries of line drying. Wrinkle free drying of wash and wear fabrics. A proper, safe temperature for every fabric. Gives everything a delightful sunny fragrance. Ultra violet lamp helps sanitize, tool PEOPLES NATURAL GAS Office Between Fayette Leader & Thrive — Clifford fyyejy J/igr. — Phone 266 LiyBW ,at»&l3»«; * . 'M<

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