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•^6jtoa**- <•• Woines. 19, I O1 * E-r -f H:vl. ', Arch: ./«*.i ix> .vToi/K:-:, ID, K,",. , The Heart Of Northeast Iowa's Scenic Wonderland Thursday, December 21, 1961, Fayette, Iowa Volume 47, Number 51 Ten Pages This Issue services THE MAN WHO keeps thing in order at the local post office. Prof. E. A. N6W Billings, Is pictured above. Besides taking a few minutes now and then to sit at his desk and catch up on his paper work. Prof, helps in every _ •nd of the post office, and is usually the first one on the job each day j-Q|" •nd the last one to leave. n . i / • i TO Plastronics Corp. 9 turkeys claimed; 18 more In final drawing on Friday Nine free turkeys were claimed at the third turkey drawing of the season last Friday, leaving a total of 18 to be given away Friday, Dec. 22 in Fayette. Those who won turkeys last Friday were: Miss Dora Carter, Donald Yates, Paul Dunn, Merle Pattison, Grant Kiel, Mrs. Vic Crafton, Harold L. Boulton, George Webber, all of Fayette, and Charles McBride of Randalia. The final drawing of the season will be made at noon, this Friday. All registrations must be in the sponsoring stores by 11 a. m. Numbers will then be drawn and the lists will be posted in the business place of each^of the sponsors. Fayette area shoppers will have until 6 p. m. to claim their turkeys from the winning number list. Providing all the turkeys are not claimed by 6 p. m. a special drawing will begin at 8 p. m., when the remainder of the turkeys will be given away. Beginning promptly at 8 p. m., the special drawing will begin, and the new numbers will be announced in each of the sponsoring stores that are 6nen for business. Shoppers must be in, one ot the participating stores, and will have two minutes to claim their prize. Commended for play On Korean grid team David L. Dennis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dennis of Fayette, now serving in the army in Korea, recently received a letter of appreciation from his commanding officer in regard to his participation on the army football team there. The commanding officer, Capt. Donald E. Hansen, stated that it was one of the finest football teams ever fielded by any organization he had ever known. He pointed out that the team was of the highest calibre both In'skill and sportsmanship. The team on which Dennis played lost only one game, late in the season. Dennis graduated from the Fayette high school in 1959, and during his high school years was a member of the local football squad. He has been in service the past two years, and has been stationed In Korea since a year ago last August. His address is SP/4 David L. Dennis, RA 17 563 912, 177th U. S, ASA Co., APO 71, Box 291, San Francisco, Calif. Announce marriage Mr. and Mrs. Ray Iliff are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Betty, to William Lake, at Poison, Montana, on Saturday, Dec. 16. They will reside in Poison Numbers will be drawn until all of the turkeys are given away. Merchants who have sponsored the four turkey drawings, preceding Thanksgiving and Christmas are: Ed Campbell's Deep Rock service, Fayette Coop Creamery, People's Natural Gas, Singer Plumbing and Heating, Farm Bureau Insurance Co., Zabriskie's garage, Upper Iowa university, Joyce Lumber Co., McLeese — Leytze Furniture and "Appliance, Dr. Paul Gourley, Carley Plumbing and Heating, Bill's Super Valu, Wilke and Wilke Produce, Ott's Drive In, Maurer's Shoes and Clothing, Fayette Stone Co., Harry's Cities Service, Dr. Scott Linge, Daniels Drug store, Belles-Wright Funeral home, Interstate Power Co., United Window Co., State Bank of Fayette, Fayette Theater and the Fayette Leader. Effective Jan. 2, 1962, Mr. Roy ' E. Carwell, credit manager and controller of Ris-Van division of Armour and Company, will be associated with General Plastronics Inc. formerly, of Garner. Mr. Carwell will be general manager of all operation in addition to being on the Board of Directors as executive vice president of General Plastronics Inc., Garner. Mr. Carwell is well known in northern Iowa, having been a partner in Ris Van Fertilizer Corporation as an organizer, general manager and part owner of North Iowa Steel Building Inc., of Mason City, for four years, he is also in the steel business for himself at Emmetsburg. Other officers in General Plast- ronics Inc. are N. E. Brear, chairman of the Board of Directors and Walter E. Edelen, president of Garner; Fern E. Sharp, Elkader, secretary; Art Nixa, Osage, treasurer. General Plastronics Inc. has plants in Elkader, Fayette, and Garner. At present Mr. and Mrs. Carwell live in Belmond, Iowa with their two teenage daughters. Mr. Carwell will commute to Garner, the main office of General Plast- ronics Inc. Last rites Tuesday For Ida Burns, 76 Funeral services for Ida Burns were held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 2 p. m. from the First Methodist church in Fayette. Rev. Jerry Wolcott officiated. Burial was in tho Grandv^w cemetery. Ida Burns,'76, was born on a _, pi j A«hbv 83 farm southeast of Fayette. About For Clyde Asnby, cW thirty years ago she and her husband, Clinton, moved to Fayette were she has resided ever- since. She died Sunday, Dec. 17, at her home. She is preceded in death by her husband, one son, parents and a brother. Survivors are one son, Howard, of Fayette, and six grandchildren. The Belles-Wright Funeral home was in charge. Annual band, choir Concert Thursday night Fayette Community School will present their annual Band-Choir Christmas concert Thursday night, Dec. 21, 1961 in the school gym nasium at 8:00 p. m. There will be no charge for admission. The band will be under the direction of Mr. David Hamilton; the choir will be directed by Mr. Earle Powis. i - Service* Hield Sunday Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p. m. from the Belles-Wright funeral home for Clyde Ashby who died Dec. 15. Clyde Arthur Ashby was born April 28, 1878, on a farm east of Randalia. The son of Wesley W. and Andie Owen Ashby. On July 4, 1904, he married Bessie Bellis of Fayette. They farmed in the Fayette area, _ n _ TINr THF except for on year spent in Oreg- 52m|dl ,t "to w^andTrSthers^Symn and *%* the'rHlphabetlcally The Fayette churches have planned special Christmas services to take place this week and on Christmas day. St. Francis Assisi will have confession from 7:30 to 9 p. m. on Friday, Dec. 22. Saturday, Dec. 23 confession will be held from 10 to 11:30 a. m., 3 to 5 p. m. and 7:30 to 9 p. m. Sunday, Dec. 24, there will be Mass at 7:30 a. m.; 10:30 a. m., confession from 3 to 4 p. m. and 12:00 Midnight Mass. Christmas day, Dec. 25 Mass will be held at 9 a. m. First Methodist church will observe Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 24 with Christmas Communion worship at 10:30 a. m. Christmas Eve candlelight worship will be at 7:30 p. m. in the church sanctuary. The Wesleyan Methodist church will hold their regular morning worship Sunday, Dec. 24 at 10:30 a. m. Sunday evening candlelight service "Autum Darkness— a light" will be at 7:30 p. m. Grace Lutheran church will hold their regular morning worship Sunday. Dec. 24, at 10:15 a. m., sermon topic to be "How to make the most of Christmas". In the evening the Childrens service entitled "Christ Brings Joy to Human Hearts" will be held at 7:30. p. m. On Christmas Day. Dec. 25, a Carol Service "Oh Come Let us adore Him" will be held at 10:15 a. m. Dec. 26, the second day of Christmas, "Love Transcending" will be the theme of the 8 p. m. service, which is the Christmas Concert given by the chorus. Dec. 31, regular service at 10:15 "Has the Prince of Peace brought ; Peace to Your Life". The New ,:••» Years er<M»mmunion service "a-- bide with us", will be held at 8 p. m. On New Years day a 10:15 a. m. service entitles "Jesus— Name of Wonderous love! will be held. Is one of the big Jobs du.-ing the Christmas rush. The top photo shows Harold ' Hubbeil dumpina Ih, Packages out of the m.ll pouches, in the bottom Emphasis on Bible Program is launched A special year-long effort to help "Return the Bible to the Heart of the Nation" was launched at the Fayette, Wesleyan Methodist church on December 17 according to the Rev. Richard Jamieson. The local church is cooperating in a 350 at Christmas movie About 350 children from the Fayette area attended the free Christmas movie last Saturday afternoon at the Fayette theater. The movie and Christmas treats were furnished by all of the merchants and business people in Fayette. Santa Claus also made his annual visit to town, handing out stockings filled with candy at the theater, and visiting with the youngsters on the street. Fred. Survivors are two sons, Wesley S. of Fayette, and Harold M., of Randalia; six grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. ( Erma ) Robert Holroyd, and Mrs. ( Madge ) E. R. Alexander, both of Corvallis, Oregon. Burial was in the Grandview cemetery. Youth council plans For Christmas dance The Youth Council met Monday evening in the City Hall. The Council voted to have a Christmas dance, Friday Dec. 22, from 8 to 12 p. m. This will be a dress up dance with no slacks allowed. Admission will be 25 cents per person or 35 cents per couple. The Youth Center will not be open Dec. 24, 29 or 31. Postoffice like department Store during Christmas rush month^and with IhVdtluflt.of mail th.lr mall rw^y for «h.lr dally run. Uft to Mr., Every day is sort of like Christmas at the Fayi-ltf post office packages and mail coming in from all over the country. But it's more so at Christmas time. For the p.-ist few weeks the local post office has been like one big department store- where local residents have /'.one to pick up every thing from fruit to clothing and appliances. And the grand rush won't even be over on Dec. 25, because after that date people will be sending packages back for exchange or refund. Or sending a package to someone they forgot before Christmas. But the postal employes , gut little thanks for their part in help ing Santa Claus. More likely they get verbal lashings for not having the mail out on time or putting a letter in the wrong box. But when from 8,000 to 10,000 pieces of mail goes out of the office and thousands of pieces of mail come into the office each day, its very possible to make a mistake. E. A. ( Prof ) Hillings is Human who keeps tilings coordinated at the local office . . . and it would be hard to find a more congenial postmaster. He has been on the job since July 1, 1936, and expects to remain there for the next two years, until he is required to retire. Prior to assuming the postmaster's job, Mr. Billings was a professor at Upper Iowa un• iversity for 17 years, leaching business, shorthand and typing. In the past 25 years Prof, has seen tremendous changes in the local postoffice. For instance, in 1936 the office receipts were about $6,000 a year, while last year they were about $22,000. And the receipts have increased from four to six percent during 1961. The receipts include just the sale of stamps. Money orders are not included. The local office has been second class since 1944. The three largest users of tin- mail through the local office include Upper Iowa university, Fayette County Kami Bureau and the A. S. C. office. Three years ago the office was completely remodeled inside, with the installation of new postal boxes, sorting tables, and other equipment. There are several years to go on the lease of the present building so there are no plans in the immediate future for a new post office building. Since there is no mail delivery in the town of Fayette, all residents receive their mail in postal boxes or by general delivery. There are . 425 boxes in the lobby of the post office, with 380 of them rented. The boxes a-e rented foe M) tents. $1.10 and $1.50 for a three months period, acr-ordin" to tin-- si/.e of the box. A grrat amount of mail, how ever,'is handled gem-iil dolivc-'-y- Kvc:i some residents who have lived here for years have failed to rent a box, which would give their mail mo.'e privacy and allow them to fiet mail when the post office windows are closed. Other members of the post office staff include: Waldo ( Bud ) Walker, regular clerk, who began work Augi'st 1, 1933; Oakley Davis, substitute clerk, who began work May 1. 1949; Harold Schmidt, substitute clerk since Nov. 1, 1957. J. P. ( Pete ) Gaynor, rural route carrier for the past 40 years; Howard ( Barney ) Hubbell, rural route carrier the past seven years. Mr. Billings and Mr. Dnvis will re- tin- two years from this January, and Mi'. Walker will retire two yca.'s from next August. Birthday club to meet The Birthday club will hold a December birthday party at the home of Mrs. Harold Stranahan on December 29, with a pot luck dinner at 12:15. There will be a 50 cent gift exchange, and a short program. All those with December birthdays are invited. gelicals to give special emphasis to the Bible in American life. Thirty eight Protestant denominations and thousands-of individual churches are participating in the program which will seek to enlist a total of ten million people to read the Bible through in 19G2. December 17, was "Signup Sunday" at the local church when members were asked to pledge to read the Bible through next year. This program was launched by the National Association of Evangelicals, a cooperative Protestant organization with a service constituency of ten million, to get people to read and study the Bible for themselves. Oldest Dr. W. F. Dean of Osceola recently observed his 100th birthday. He is now listed as the oldest member of Lions International in the world. LETTER SORTING can be, quite a Job with all lh« Christmas, areetlna irrier tne past, seven years. Three of the members will he eards golng trough the local office. In th« picture above, Waldo SS *%***%. *nd 0** DavU are *own «** ft. m* ft » pM In Ik.