Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on December 14, 1961 · Page 2
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 2

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, December 14, 1961
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Established In 19*4 NATIONAL EDITORIAL |AS^)CgTI<j>N Subscription Rates In Fayettp and Adjoining Counties $3.00 Per Year Outside Kayette and Adjoining Counties $3.50 Per Year * _______ ________ The Leader Is published weekly in Fayette. Iowa, and distributed on Thursday morning. Entered at the Post Office at Fayette, Iowa as second class matter, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Maurice Stoneman, Owner and Publisher Chattin' With Stoney Creek Bottom Comments — By Reuben Mrs "The heaviest load any man ever carries on his back Is packing a grudge." Editorial Comments - - - Slaves To A Re-Run? What kind of slaves are we becoming? And how many of us realize thnt we are actually slaves? Within the past 10 years about 75 per cent of the American people have become slaves to television. They have become so absorbed in the living room picture, that they have no time for anything else. And as a result, a mult-million dollar business ( the movies ) is suffering the most. But now the TV stations are beginning to show out of 10 of the programs viewed are neither very enlightening nor extremely entertaining. But the public sits down each night with their eyes focused on the set for hours . . . perhaps hoping that the next program will be better. For several years all of the programs were new, each one was different, and it was intriguing to many an amateur Sherlock Holmes trying to figure out the plot. But now things have changed. Only the newscasts can be depended upon to be different. Do the television producers think the viewing public are a bunch of ninnies, and how long do they think they can get away with it before the number of viewers begins to dwindle? I During the summer months the viewers expect to see re-runs of some of the shows presented during the year . . . because they are told that the actors need a vacation and some go on personal appearence tour's. But now the TV stations are begining to show re-runs the year around. Some of them are re-runs of reruns, and after you've seen a show once or twice it becomes a little boring. Naturally it's cheaper to show re-runs, because it isn't necessary to pay high- priced live actors. But the cheapest way is seldom the best way. Take the Jack Paar show, for instance. Those who can stand to watch him are now viewing "the best of Paar" shows which were first presented several months ago. What makes the producers think that the* best of anybody's shows are worth repeating. Maybe the show was good the first time, but it sort of falls flat' the second time. If they are running out of ideas and material for persons such as Parr, then it's time the show was replaced with a new and better one. It's a wonder that the advertisers who pay for the television time would tolerate such a procedure. Their money is certainly not being well-spent. Very few people would go to see the same movie two or three times or read the same story in the paper two or three times. So why should they watch such re-runs on television, when the program probably wasn't outstanding in the first place? Maybe President Kennedy is right in saying that the American people need more and better physical fitness programs. It would certainly exercise more areas of the human body than are being used at the present time, and might prove to be more entertaining and useful. The Way To Oblivion A man from Mars listening in on world arguments as to freedom and peaceful coexistence would be completely confused. Half the people of the world don't know the meaning of freedom. The other half have become so used to having it, without any effort of sacrifice on their part, that they accept political trends that would destroy it, without thinking. Centralized authority that emerges from the welfare state and government in business in competition with its own citizens, evolves eventually into socialism and communism. In the name of freedom and liberation of a people, government then tells the individual what to do, and shoots him if he resists. When people become mere servants of public officials rather than their masters, freedom no longer exists. A government that, guarantees freedom is one that protects individual opportunity and ownership of property, not one that restricts and destroys life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. When people forget this they are on their way to oblivion. Did you ever step on a caterpillar, accidentally or intentionally, and see it squish all over? And with this thought in mind, did you ever try eating n French fried caterpillar. Well, at Dr. Kugene Garbee's 10th annual wild game dinner Monday night about 24 guests tried this exquisite delicacy. We say about 24 because there were 25 guests present and we're positive that one didn't try them. Whether any of the others lost their nerve or not, we don't know. Caterpillars, no doubt, were created for a reason . . . but we're sure that reason wasn't for us to eat them. ( Webster's definition is "the wormlike larva of a butterfly or moth" ). They no doubt can serve a much better purpose in this world than that of being placed on a 'menuc. We'll have to admit, though, they did look nice on the platter ... so that's where we left them. The rest of the wild game dinner was delicious, prepared by an expert-chef. We took a taste of everything . . . except the jugged Fayette Marsh. Rabbit, that is " Since the more common name for this animal is "muskrat", and sinje our daughter has a guinea pig that resembles a rat without a tv.il, we just couldn't talk ourselves into it. Dr. ,Garbee does an excellent job in his roll of chef, and seems to know how to prepare all kinds of wild game. His ambition is to serve roast porcupine at one of his annual dinners . . . and no doubt he will. The pre-dinner snack then will probably include picked' quills. Although we are not exactly a connoisseur of wild game, ( we're more for beef and potatoes ) we do look forward to these dinners each year. It's always interesting to see what strange dish the host will come up with. We're sure he'll hit them all in due time . . . such as fried ants, toasted crickets, buttered butterflies, or snail sand- wishes. Hope this doesn't give him There is justifiable reason for a better road, a hard surfaced road, from the Fayette bridge!, Jtnrbugh Lima, to Wadena. The traffic on this road is ever increasing, especially the heavy truck traffic. There is heavy traffic over this road from the Elkader area going to highway 150, thence to Oelwein, Independence, Waterloo. There are some good roads in Fayette County that just go from somewhere to elsewhere. A better Fayette-Lima- Wadena road would make real sense, and serve MANY people. So, let's put some pressure on those "powers that be" in West Union in regard this important matter. A few weeks ago we wrote that "the silence was almost deafening" in regard any mention of adjusted gross income tax at the recent I F B F convention in Des Moines. We are now pleased to stand somewhat corrected on that statement. There seems to have been at least a little discussion of "single rate net income tax" which is .generally speaking, the same thing under a different sounding name. ( And sometimes the sound of phrases can make a heck of a big difference with some politicians. ) We are firmly and seriously in favor of SERIOUS study of the Indiana type adjusted gross income tax. If calling it single rate income tax will make it more palatable, more savory, more acceptable, that is ' sure fine and dandy with this little old man. But by Hosanna let's get going, property tax on non-income producing property is getting too near the unbearable, in those highly efficient re-organized school districts. Again we raise our small voice to the fact that too many people spend too much time idly glued to their TV set. Too many of them have become all too near emotional infants nursing the electronic bosom of a TV, neglecting duty and pupose as citizens of a great nation, going thru troubled times on this earth. There are of course some good TV programs that are worth while. But for the most part TV can be aurnrhVfzed by saying that some programs are worse than some others. But the worst thing about it all is the fact that nobody can turn the TV selector knob to the happiness channel. Happiness is something that must be strenuously earned, if we have it. Mist Blanche P. Hunter . B,KoUman abcile E. Mott Helen E. Parsons Frank C. .Pennington Mrs. Gene D. Phillips Mary L. Powell Pearl C. Spencer Sadie W. Taylor Marilue D. Watkins Mrs. James E. Young All of Cedar Mrs. Marion C. Of T Rapids Carson Marion Learn to recognize House-plant killers Iowa "green thumbs" may recognize on their house plants one Letter to f _ -. or all of six primary kinds of t "rlP HfllfOr pests ' re P orts Harold Gunderson, lllvs 11 /UiLUI extension entomologist at Iowa UHimniHnHmUHmraiHUim!!!HmHiniill!IH!l!l!ll!ni!i!i!HHH!i!!i!I!l!ril!ili1!I!Hi!!!!!!ri!!iiI!!!i!IIHI!i!ll!inil!!l!!IB ''Do You Recall 20 - 30 - 40 Years Ago 20 Years Ago — Lloyd La Love,' Hawkeye garage man, was injuried when an oil barrel exploded. An American-built plane crossed the Atlantic in eight hours and 23 minutes. Mr. and Mrs. Bob McLeese, of Hawkeye are the parents of twin daughters. Relatives here await word as to the safety of those whose homes have been in Fayette or are known here, who are believed stationed at points in the war zone. Alfred Wegner, Ruth Dickinson, Marion Noble and Jeanette Jarchow were winners in the declamatory ( contests. —#— 30 Years Ago — The yearling Shorthorn steer. shown by Fred Rothlisberger and Son of Illyria township placed first in the class at the International Livestock Show in Chicago. The steer was the only Shorthorn steer shown not fed by a college to win a blue ribbon. F. A. Kiel,' of Fayette was elected president of the Fayette county telephone company. Christmas cards with envelopes are 10 cents a dozen. —•— 40 Years Ago — The Congregational church organizing a young ladies class to be taught by Mr. F. E. Finch. Margaret Hale won the Fayette High school Declamatory contest and Will go on the sub-district. A state conference has been called to discuss financing the Iowa farmer. Heads of all farm organizations in Iowa have been invited. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fauser, of Frog Hollow, gave a birthday party in honor of their daughter, Marjorie. Prof. E. A. Billings went to Strawberry Point to referee a basketball game. any ideas. The popularity of those wild dinners is proven by the distance some of the guests drove in the season's first crippling snowstorm. Some of the guests were from West Union and Oelwein and several from as far away as Waterloo and Decorah. The snow storm did prevent one familar face from attending, however. This was the first of the 10 dinners that W. Earl Hall, editor of the Mason City Globe Gazette, has missed. Besides adding life to the party, Earl always took charge of leading the group in Christmas carols. Without him ^hls department was neglected. To The Editor: Recently two groups of women from Cedar Rapids went by appointment to Congressman James E. Bromwell's office to express a deep concern about our nation's part in the world arms race. We appreciated his gracious reception. The specific purpose or these calls was to protest further testing by any nation of nuclear weapons, particularly those in the atmos- here. We object to this testing on two grounds; first, because it is tremendously dangerous to the life and health of manknid on this planet; second, because we believe that a continued arms race can only end in a catastrophic war. How can we morally continue to use maximum time, talent, and money on testing and stockpiling weapons capable to destroying our rivals, ourselves, and the neutral and uncomitted millions while we do comparatively little to utilize our great reservoir of strength and leadership in solvng in a creative way such complex national and world problems as food and water resources, disease, human rights and illiteracy in a creative way? Is increasing reliance on military rather than civilian control leadng us to a "garrison state" endangering seriously our democratic form of government and our American character? We believe our nation should give active leadership in initiating an internationally enforceable agreement to ban all further nuclear weapons testing the atmosphere and to set an example by immedately discontinuing preparation for such testing. We ask all who sympathize with us in our concern to write to their United States Representative and Senators and to President Kennedy, or to express themselves in other appropiate ways. Mrs. Cleora Bedell Evelyn Burns Polly Ely Myrtle Haworth Florence Haworth Elizabeth W. Heywood entomologist at Iowa State University. The web-spinning red spider mites, which aren't insects, are hardest to detect because they are tiny and they reproduce rapidly. You'll know your plants are infested with them when one day your plants seem to be healthy and the next day they appear to by dying, says Gunderson. Mealy bugs, scale insects and greenhouse whiteflies are also hard to detect because of the coating they form around their bodies. However, the damage they do is easily observed before populations become too heavy. The tiny, cigar shaped thirps arc brought into the house* on flowers carried from the" garden, Gunderson adds. They rasp the plant tissue, break it and then lap up the sap that oozes out. Occasionally, you may notice some insects emerging form the under the plant says Gunderson. The most common of these pests are fungus gnats and grasshoppers. The maggots of the slender- bodied, long-legged fugus gnate. develop in the organic matter of potted soil. The adults then emerge form the soil and fly around. Soil you got from the garden for potted plants may have the eggs of the grasshopper in it. Gunderson warns that if the hoppers are not caught when they become adults, they could eat your whole potted plant. Community Christmas Dinner at Lima church •The annual Community Christmas dinner sponsored by the Ladies Aid of Lima will be held Friday, Dec. 29, at the Lima church. There will be a pot-luck dinner at noon. Each one bring own table service. Hostesses are Mrs. Donald Orr and Mrs. Dale Fry. Roll call will be a Bible verse. Mrs. Russell Dickinson will give the devotions and Mrs. Pete Oelberg Hi in charge of the program. There will be a 30 cent gift exchange and treats for the children. Daniels CWM Shop Located in the G & B building on Main street STORE HOURS Open daily from 11 A. M to 6 P. M. Open Monday, Friday and Saturday Nights — 7 to 9 P. M. -SPECIAL—-SPECIAL— 6% ft. Aluminum Christmas Tree Reg. $15.00 Tree 01195 NOW ONLY . . , , V • . • . Complete With Stand I Complete line of Toys, dolls and garnet for all ages COMPLETE GIFT LINE FOR ADULTS 4n end look around — Wide Selection To Choose From 3 - Speed Junior Hi- Juke Box Record Player To, Win * Say Merry Christmas With A Gas Appliance _v All,.. ,v

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