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December 21, 1961

Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 5

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Maynard News Social Security tax rate Increases first of year Volume 1, No. 20 Thursday, December 21, 1961 Sam Holmes receives 20-year National safe driving award the president of the N.S.C. accompanied the badge. Mr. Holmes also received the regional director's annual award for superior accomplishment in motor vehicle safety, a small token of the department's esteem and appreciation for his efforts in reducing motor vehicle accidents during the year July 1960-61. MAYNARD - Sam S. Holmes, rural letter carrier out of the Maynard post office since Oct. 13, 1941, has received the 20-year safe driver award from the National Safety Council of the U. S. post office department. The presentation was made by the local postmaster, Aaron Schlegel, Jr. This award is the trademark of professional drivers who have proved their skill in avoiding preventable traffic accidents. The award is a gold plated, shield shaped metal badge with the inscription "National Safety Driver Award" in gold on a hard- fired blue enamel background and borders the familiar figure of "The Man Behind the Wheel". A wallet size certificate signed by Myron Menefee weds New York City girl MAYNARD — Wedding vows were exchanged Saturday, Dec. 16, by Ruth N. Rothman, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Liebking, New York City, and Myron N. Menefee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Menefee, Maynard. The service was preformed in the Madison Avenue Presbyterian church, New York City. The bride is a graduate of the New York Medical college and of the Fifth Avenue Hospital School of Nursing and prior to her marriage was employed on the staff of the New York City hospital. Mr. Menefee attended Iowa State University, Ames, where he was affiliated with the Pi Kappa Phi. a social fraternity. He was recently discharged from the armed forces after serving 43 months including a year in Korea. The couple will reside temporarily in Flushing, N. Y. Drafts will endanger weS" f^vSrS STo Your tropical plants Reading Circle meets MAYNARD — Mrs. I. P. Stewart entertained members of the Ada Reading Circle in her home Friday, Dec. 15, for its Christmas party. Mrs. A. F. Bergman, president, welcomed three new members on behalf of the group. They were Mrs. Ivan Gamier, Mrs. Louis Gamier and Mrs. Elmer Miller. On the program was a review of the book "Christmas at Robert E. Lee's" by Mrs. W. P. Truesdell and Christmas thoughts and traditions by the 23 members present. Refreshments were served by the hostess assisted by Mrs. Andrew Gantenbein, Mrs. Sam Holmes and Mrs. Don Fish. There was a cookie exchange. Harlan N.R.G. girls meet MAYNARD — The Harlan N. R.G. girls' 4-H club met Saturday morning, Dec. 9, at the Community hall for an all-day workshop. The 10 members and two leaders, Mrs. Leo Simpson and Mrs. Ted Bod ley, spent the forenoon making stuffed toys. During the business hour following the potluck noon meal Mary Lou Martin added her name to the membership list. The toys were then taken as a Christmas gift to the Sumner hospital. Auxiliary members make Plans to serve dinners MAYNARD — At the American Legion auxiliary meeting at the Community hall Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, Mrs. Raymond Arthur was instructed to send cards to Gold Star mothers informing them that canteen books have been sent in their names to headquarters from where they will go to forgotten veterans in different hospitals for use at the Christmas season. Plans were completed for serving the dinner for the Christmas party of the Farm Service personnel of Fayette and Buchanan counties and their families at the Community hall Saturday evening, Dec. 18. It was voted to serve the dinner for the district peace officers meeting at the hall in Januray. As a Christmas project the Legion and auxiliary are placing boxes in Bergmann Locker, Dave's Market and the Maynard Savings Bank for contributions to help fill Christ mas baskets for welfare work. The eight members present welcomed Mrs. Austin Heaton as a new member and Mrs. Earl Foss, a re-instated member. Mrs. Walter Ehlers reported a paid-up membership of 47 to date. LEFT FOR CALIFORNIA MAYNARD - Mrs. Kate Perry left Wednesday, Dec. 13, lo spend the winter with relatives in southern California. Christmas observance In foreign countries It all starled with gold and frankincense and myrrh. . . . Since the time of the three wise men, Christians have celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ by exchanging gifts. But the exotic fragrances have disappeared and the wise men have almost crowded out of the Nativity scene. In many European countries, reports World Book Encyclopedia, gifts are believed to come from Saint Nicholas. This kindly bishop lived in Asia Minor in the A. D. 300's and became famous for his generosity. Children receive toys and sweets on Dec. G, his feast day. Americans added a bit of fur, a reindeer-driven sleigh and a few extra pounds to the saint to create Santa Claus. His name comes from the mispronunciation of the name which Dutch settlers in New York called the saint. In Ilaly it's U-i Befana, a kind of aging fairy queen, who comes down the chimney, and in France the bearer of gifts is the Christ Child Himself, known as the Petit Noel. Children in South America, however, still wait for the three wise men. And to compensate them for their long journey from the East, they leave water and hay on the doorstep for the wise men's cam els. Outstanding record The Holstein Friesian Association of America has announced the completion of outstanding official production records by registered Holstein cows in this area: Swart/ Mistress Fobes Lynn 45G5024 produced 17,491 Ibs. milk and 645 Ibs. butterfat in 309 days on twice daily milking as a 2 year old. Detert Brauns Comet Inka 4541931: 19,997 Ibs. milk and 737 Ibs. butterfat in 365 days on twice daily milking as a 2 year old. Both are owned by I. P. Stewart, Maynard. In contrast, the annual production of the average U. S. dairy cow is generally estimated at ap proximately 7,0(X) Ibs. of milk containing 2C5 His. of bulterfal. Iowa State University supervised the weighing and testing of the new Holstein records as part of the breed's official herd testing programs. On January first 1962 n new socinl security tax rate goes into effect for nine out of 10 working people. Earl T. Johnson, district manager of the Waterloo Social Security Admniistrntion office st;\t ed this week. For employed people, the 1962 rate is, three and one eighth percent each for employee and employer, a total increase of one- fourth of one per cent. For self-employed people, the new rate is 4.7 per cent, an increase of three- sixteenth of one per cent. The max irnutn taxable earnings remain $4,8(X) during the tax year in earn ings, net income from self-employment, or a combination of both. In dollars and cents the increase means that an employed person earning $4,800 or more during 1902 will pay $150 in social security lax instead of the $144 he paid on these earnings in 1961. With 52 weekly checks totaling $4,800, 12 cents more will be withheld from each check. His employer's tax will also be about 12 cents more a week. A self employed person nutting as much as $4,800 will p;iy $225.50 instead of $216 for the year. Spread over 12 months, this is alxnit 79 cents more a month, or by the quarter, $2.:)H more. In line with its policy of setting a schedule of social security tax rates sufficient to meet the cost of all present and future insurance benefits, the Congress provided for the increase to finance four sign ifk'nnl program changes effective with the 1901 ninmeiulineiUs signed by President Kennedy late last June. These shanges are: 1. EiHtMe men lo apply for reduced ol.lage insurance benefits at U. 2. Increased by about 10 pc- cent monthly benefits due 62 year-old or older widows getting benefits cm the accounts of their husbands, dependent widowers, and depend ent parents. 3. Raised the minimum old age benefit payable to a 65-year-old or retired worker or to a sole survivor of a deceased worker from $!W to $-10 a month, with corresponding increases for dependents and other survivors of workers due less than $-10 a month in unreduced benefits under the old law. 4. Reduce the amount of work needed to qualify for benefits, allowing many workers, dependents, and survivors who were not eligible under previous work requirement provisions to get benefits. Bring sows in early For bigger pig crop Fayette county swine producers who bring their bred sows in to the farrowing quarters about three (lays before their farrowing time generally have better-doing pigs other things being equal -- says County Kxtcnsion Director M. C. Wangsness. M. D. Whiteker, extension swine management specialist nt Iowa Stale University, believes this early attention In the sows is a key to a "package" system of sow care that increases net returns from a swine herd. In this system .the producer hns to have the fan-owing quarters clean and ready for pigs with a safe margin of three or four days before farrowing. He has the sow available for thorough washing of her sides with soapy water before she goes into tlu> furrowing stall. This protects the nigs from parasites or disease organisms she may be carrying. He can put her into the stall once or twice before farrowing, so she is accustomed to the stall when she goes in to stay. This makes her more at ease and a safer mother for pigs to live with. Bringing the sows in three days before farrowing also makes it easier to watch their water supply and be sure they always have plenty of ice free wSiter. At this time sows need to drink all the fresh water- they desire in order to allay the risk of constipation. It also enables the swine producer to make the important ad- justments in the sows feed that are necessary for proper farrowing. It's good practice Whlteker says, If you've been hand-feeding the sows, to reduce the amount of corn in the sow's feed and increase the pcrportion of oats or bran in the ration for a day or two before farrowing. If you've been using a bulky ration - such as corn silage, self feed - the sows may reduce their feed enough at this time themselves, The energy feed can come back into the ration a few days after farrowing, if everything has gone well. Savings bond sales Highest in six years Iowa citizens purchased $10,622,1)70 in United States savings bonds during November which was the highest dollar volume for any November in six years. This amount brings the eleven-month total for the state to $131,728,344 for 88 per cent of the 1961 quota. Forrest Claxton, of Fayette, volunteer county co-chairman, reported that sales in Fayette county during November were $151,550, boosting the eleven-month total to $1,432,386 for 86 per cent of the annual goal. attend the wedding. Christmas programs At Maynard churches MAYNARD — The theme of the program at the Emmanuel Methodist church Thursday evening, Dec. 21, is "Glory to God", presented by music, speaking and tableaux by the primary and junior departments with the senior furnishing background music. The junior high class will be in charge of the opening candlelighting service. Making up the committee in charge of the program are Mrs. Delbert Glew, Mrs. Leo Simpson, Tropical plants in your home can be injured if they are exposed to cold drafts or are watered with too cold water, says Extension Horticulturist Charles Sherwood of Iowa State University. When tropical plants are subjected to either of these conditions they drop some of their leaves or the tips and edges may turn brown, he says. The same thing may also happen if the roots aren't completly covered /with soil. If the leaves brown at the base and stem it is probable the plant is in too warm an area or the light intensity and duration isn't sufficient, Sherwood points out. Water should be at room tem- Mrs. Harold Hare and Mrs Sam — "^ -- T S ^ ^ on Holmes assisted by all the teach- ***•*_ , _ ers. At the St. Paul's Lutheran church on Christmas eve the the plants, he cautions. If it has been overheated it should be cooled and stirred so it will be aerated. Rain water, melted snow or the condensed moisture from a freezer or refrigertor are best for watering tropical plants, Sherwood says. He points out that dissolved substances in tap water accumulate on the roots and frequently caus es damage. eve Sunday school pupils will present, a program of recitations, songs and readings which will trace the coming of Christ from prophecy and dose with the liturgy of light showing Christ as the Light of the World In charge of the presentation will be Mr. and Mrs. Delbert US'. & ^^tr* «* YOUH DON'T WAHTS Matilda Schlegel, Gertrude Bachle, Linda Bark, Mary Erickson, Kenneth and Gary Peterman, Mrs. Loraine Albrecht, Mrs. Floyd Bark and the Rev. Herman Brandt. 'Mrs Gerald Warnke will lead the singnig with Lois Albrecht at the organ. WITH LEADER WANT ADS We spell our greetings with many good wishes for your happiness and good health.. SPAHN AND ROSE LUMBER COMPANY Phone 47 Maynard, Iowa To one and all, our best wishes for a Christmas holiday filled with festivities and fun that conies from having friends and loved ones about you. WALTER EHLERS BLACKSMITH Phone 22 Maynard, Iowa REJOICE May glad tidings fill your heart with happiness. KING KOIN LAUNDERETTE Maynard, Iowa May the holiday season be filled to overflowing with happy hours and joy and good will fill your days. HAAS BARBER AND BEAUTY SHOP Phone 6709 Maynard, Iowa To all our neighbors friends and jj II: FAYEHE COUNTY FARM BUREAU MAYNARD — Mr. and Mrs. Milton Meyer, Orange, Calif., are here for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed W. Meyer, and other relatives in Oelweln and the Randalia area. CHRISTMAS Accept our warmest greeting for this Holiday season. And thank you for your many courtesies. FARM BUREAU WSURANGE COMPANY ERNIE VCRMAZEN We sing the praise of Him on this His birthday and wish you greatest joy with family and friends during this wonderful holiday season. MAYNARD LOCKER SERVICE 1 o each of our valued friends in this community we send greetings and our best wishes for a happy Noel iM^lLteoL'k... ' *:__'k_! L^i^^i^. lAYI&tDi CO-OP CO. 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