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J. Lanny Gibson wins major Honor at International Lanny Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gibson of Fay tie, received a major honor recently at the International Livestock Ex position in Chicago, with an Angus senior calf thaf won the Reserve Grand Championship in the quality beef carcass contest. The 400 animals entered were culled down to 275 for the contest. Lanny and his father, Earl, have been interested in the final product, the carcass, for a long time and have competed before. Lanny purchased the calf from Nancy Reed, Fayette, who had selected it from the herd owned by her father, George Reed, and had fed it as a baby beef. Although this was an open show, Lanny has been a 4-H club member in Buchanan and Fayette counties for 10 years, serving as a county officer and winning many honors in the show ring. He has been helping his father and at the present time is attending Iowa State university. In the carcass contest, judges select fo.- heavy muscle, uniform vt not ex, cssive fat covering, high percentage of weight in the more drsj'-abH' c-vts. high qrality in both flesh and fnt. fine textured bright colored muscle with desirable amounts of marbling. Lanny's calf had 12.39 square inches of loin eye and ., r >0 of on inch fat cover over the 12th rib. Other calves entered by Lanny were placed as follows: 1st place, senior Shorthorn calf on foot, but because of lighter weight was not shown in the carcass contest; 8th, Herford summer yearling carcass; 2nd, Angus carcass. Two steers entered by Earl Gibson, Lanny's father, were a Shorthorn senior calf placing seventh in the carcass contest, and a summer yearling Shorthorn placing fourth in the carcass contest. he Heart Of Northeast Iowa's Scenic Wonderland Volume 47, Number 52 Thursday, December 28, 1961, Fayette, Iowa Eight Pages This Issue Whose Farm Is The Mystery Farm? Animals placed in a 'Verified Atmosphere" for industrial study When it comes to living in a rarefied atmosphere, the environment of a group of laboratory animals at Iowa State University is hard to top. For six hours a day, five days a .week, they breathe air from which all impurities have been removed before rare earth, either as a dust or an" aerosol, is injected. The "rare atmosphere" is necessary to a rare-earth toxicity study jointly undertaken by the Ames Laboratory, Atomic Energy Commission installation at Iowa State, and by the veterinary physiology and pharmacology department of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Purpose of the research is to determine what hazards, if any, will face workers engaged in in dustrial uses of rare-earth metals. At the Ames Laboratory; methods were developed for the separation of the 15 rare earths in pure form. Because of their alloying qualities, many of the rare earths are likely to bemused in production metals. Questions that immediately arise are: Does exposure to the rare earths in' any way endanger a person's health? If so, what safeguards are necessary to protect the workman who will weld, grind or machine metals containing rare-earth elements?"- the inhalation study, directed by Dr. Frederick C. Davison, assistant professor of veterinary physiology and pharmacology, seeks to learn the effects of breathing air containing dusts or mists from rare-earth metals. It is the newest phase of rare-earth toxicity studies which began at Iowa State in 1954. Initial research involved injections, oral intake and skin contact. These programs, still in progress, represent the most extreme forms of exposure. Rare-earth compounds are administered to the animals intravenously, included in diets and implanted under the skin. The effects on heart action, respiration, weight, general health and longevity are observed. Similar observations are made In the inhalation program that more closely approximates the conditions under which exposure is likely to occur for humans. For about 40 hours metals used in production. To simulate the industrial worker's experience, the laboratory animals "work" a six-hour shift five days a week |n specially-built designed and constructed by veterinarians and engineers at Iowa State, removes all chemical impurities from the air. Then, just before the pure air reaches the cages, rare-earth dusts or mists are blown in. The concentration of rare-earth contaminants is greater than would be true in a factory. The filtering system also purifies the air before it leaves the building. The pure strains of guinea pigs, mice and dogs in the experiment have been joined recently by six monkeys from India. Dr. Davison says several years Accident mars Christmas Day plans for Ash family of such research may be needed Free copy of mystery to produce conclusive findings ,-, . "We want to know first if it is r&rm picture to owner safe to work around the rare for making identification earths. We may find no harmful The ^^ above WM taken of a farm somewhere in Fayette "If not, we will want to know count in thc v j c j n j ty o f the the level at which exposure be- town Q£ Fayette . The mystcr;jr comes unsafe and, finally, what fflrm pictures are „ scries spon g. can be done to protect persons Qred by the Fayf , te Leader fcr against that exposure.' tho interest ot j ts ma ny readern. Since the toxicity research was jf the owner of the farm pic- begun, more than 3,500 guinea tured above will stop in at the pigs, 12,000 mice and 200 dogs Leader office he will receive free have been used. o f charge a 5 x 7 glossy print of Working with Dr. Davison are the picture. There is nothing to Joseph E. Wagner, Bernard, la., buy. All that is asked of the own- and David Swaney, Lowellville,' cr is a little information so that Ohio, both juniors in veterinary tfte farm picture may be identi- 4 medicine, and e staff-ofjaboratory fied for the public the following assistants and technicians. week. Six steps to take for Family financial skill Iowa college enrollment Continues on the increase Learning to handle family financial affairs skillfully can be compared with learning to walk, says Marie Budolfson, professor of home management in the College of Home Economics at Iowa State university. She compares the solving of the first big financial problem faced by families, that of balancing income and outgo, with learning to creep. After acquiring balancing skill, the family takes the second step toward financial security by building up an easily-liquidated emergency reserve - a fund which pays a modest return but has a high degree of safety. The third step in family financial planning is to provide protection against the risks and contingencies of life. As the family caaesThey are confined in cages grows in size and acquire more constructed of Stainless steel, for- possessions, its financial dependence on the wage earner increases, This creates a need for adequate insurance protection. ' The big fourth ste P ~ a lea P to many families - is the one they mica and plexiglass so that no contaminating agents other than those; used in the experiment can reach them. An:elaborate air-filtering system, take in becoming homeowners. Family financial ambulation hits its stride with the placing of family resources into investments for income purposes. This stride differs from the cautious reserve- building mentioned earlier in that now the family is venturing into not-so-easily liquidated but more profitable investments. The family financial walk reaches a mature pace when the family founders, the husband and wife,complete their estate programming by thorough planning for the conservation of their property and for its disposition upon their deaths. This is the sixth essential step of sound family financial management. Miss Budolfson says that most families follow these, steps, though too many do so by trial and error than design. She recommends design, suggesting that all families give conscious effort to using their resources efficiently. She warns that mismanagprnent, of family resources, with all its ramifications, is a chief cause of family friction Enrollment of full and part- time college students in Iowa increased this fall to an all-time high of 58.G9C, according to a report released by the Iowa College President's Association. This exceeded by 8.7 per cent the previous record of 54,007 set. in the fall of 10GO. The number of students enrolled for the first^yme in colleges and universities in lown rose to 17,030, a jump of 7.1 per cent over the fall of I960. The l!Xil fall enrollees included 36,596 men and 22,100, or approximately 38 per cent, women. Students enrolled in Iowa colleges and universities in the fall of 1961 were distributed in various types of institutions as follows: p-ivate colleges and universities, 45.0 per cent; state institutions, WAS TAKEN after the Know fall « wtik or to ago . . . but the snow Is still hero, so the be good, Tht mow »htt U piled along thtsM/bJn lh« picture was removed the following *i"but Plthiy *f l«*w itlll «W««1» wtW%>? <•! P«Y«»»- °n'Y Mflht *now was added •mount duHng tho pait ww*r»ndlfmjwWret h«Ye hovered near the zero mark or Truck and bus Owners urged to Check empty weights District Director Bacon of the Des Moines Internal Revenue District urged all owners of trucks and busses to carefully chock the empty weights of their vehicles to ascertain whether their use on the highways is taxable. Failure to do so may result in failure to file the Federal Highway Use Tax Re- tuins required by law and thus subject the owner to the payment of heavy penalties as well as in- te/esl in addition to the tax. The minimum empty weights at which highway use becomes taxable are 5,500 pounds for a truck tractor; 9,000 pounds for a two- axled truck equipped for use in combinations; 13,(XX) pounds for 2-, 3-, or 4-axled trucks equipped for use as single units. Most busses used on the public highways are taxable if the unloaded weight of the bus plus 150 pounds for each unit of seating capacity provided for passengers and driver exceeds 26,000 pounds. In any case where the owner is uncertain whether he is liable, Mr. Bacon urged that he ask the nearest Internal Revenue Office for additional information. An Internal Revenue Service pamphlet, Publication No. 349, which explains more fully the weights and types of highway vehicles subject to the use tax, can be obtained free Of charge at all Internal Revenue offices. Federal Use Tax Return on Highway Motor Vehicles, Form 2290, can also be obtained at these offices. Liability for the Highway Use Tax is incurred when the vehicle is first used on thc public highway's in the taxable year which begins July 1 and ends the following June 30. Returns are due at the end of the month following the month in which the first use in the taxable year occurs. Thus, returns covering highway use of vehicles any time during July were due August 31, 19G1, and the returns covering first use during December will be due Jan. 31, 1962. 44.(i per cent; public junior colleges 6.5 per cent; private colleges, 3.4 per cent; and professional and technical colleges, .5 per cent. The report shows that the greatest percentage increase in enrollments in 1961 was in private junior colleges ( 24.4 per cent ) and in public colleges ( 21.5 per cent ). Next in order of percentage increase in enrollments "W*re •• private •••colic-get; and universities ( 7.8 per cent ), and state institutions ( 7.0 pel- cent ), while professional and technical colleges showed a decrease in enrollments of 1.4 per cent com pared with the previous year. Enrollment of college .students in the United States hit an all time high of 3,1191,000 this fall, an increase of 7.8 per cent over 1960. Of this total 2,424,000 were men and 1,467,00, or 37.7 per cent, were women. The number of students enroll ed for the first time in college rose to 1,026,000 in 1961, an increase of 10.4 per cent over the previous year. Of the first lime en- lollees this fall 590,00 were men and 430,000, or 41.9 per cent, were women. 18 turkeys awarded In drawing Friday Eighteen frozen turkeys found homes where they could grace the Christmas dinner table at the last of the four turkey drawings Friday. Nine turkeys were award ed in the afternoon and nine in the evening. The nine persons who claimed turkeys from the numbers posted Friday afternoon were: Mrs. Marsh Samek, Mrs. Clint Ostrander, Mrs. Alfred Stearns, Marian Allen, R. E. Farley, Willje Langerman, Mrs. Lucille Reese, and Mrs. Ina Johnson. At 8 p. m. Friday night the drawing resumed, with the numbers being announced in each of the stores that remained open. Shoppers were allowed two minutes to check their numbers and claim their turkeys before more numbers were drawn. Winners in the Friday night drawing, were: R. S. Mack, Ethel Walk ins, Kvelyn Earle, Lila Streeter, Mrs. John Duwe, Lorenzo Morse, Shirley Nefzger, Larry Farley and Mrs. Larry Farley. Four turkey drawings, two before Thanksgiving and two before Christinas, were sponsored by 25 Fayette business . people. To be at Court house A representative of. the Social Security Administration District office in Waterloo will be in West Union at the court house on Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10 a. m. to 12 noon, according to Earl T. Johnson, District Manager, The representative will riiristmas dav was marred for a Fayette family of seven when they were forced to spend at least part of the day in Palmer Memorial hospital at West Union. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ash and their five children were hospitalized alMiut noon Monday as the result of a car truck accident about seven and one half miles east of Kayette. Four of the Ash children, Carolyn 23, Marlene 18, Nancy It. and Richard 13, were treated for cuts and bruises and released. Alfred Ash, 47, is being treated for lacerations of the face and head, and a broken leg. Mrs. Ash, 41, is Ix'ins treated for Westfidd township Pledges total $4,700 Joe Wright, West field township chairman for the Palmer Memorial Hospital Expansion Program, announced a total of $4,700. on six pledges, at the report meeting recently The total collected pledged in the campaign to date is $122,180. on 203 pledges. Carroll Grimes, general chairman for the campaign, thanked the workers in Westfield township for their excellent start. "We are grateful for the support we have received in the township," Grimes said, "and particularly for the response we have gotten in Fayette." "I'm certain that the residents are behind this > campaign and when the final results are tabulated the town of Fayette and the rest of the townshjp will have reason to be proud." The $25lJ$6df. campaign to build a two story addition to the present hospital is about two thirds com- leted and the campaign leadership is optimistic about reaching their goal if all the prospects are seen. Open installation At Masonic lodge The Order of the Eastern Star and the Masonic Order will hold open installation of the 1962 officers on Friday Jan. 5, at 7:30 p. in. Everyone will be welcome. The installing officer will be Mrs. Claude Smith Si-.; Installing Marshall, Mrs. Joe Wright; Installing Organist, Mrs. Russell Swartz; and Installing Chaplin. Mrs. Harold Schmidt. Those elected to office in Star are: Mrs. Oakley Davis, Worthy Matron; Oakley Davis, Worthy Patron; Mrs Harry Lund, Associate Matron; Lysle Wooldridgc, Associate Patron; Mrs. Paul Gourley, Secretary; Mrs. Lysle Wooldridge, Treasurer; Mrs. Hod Johnson, Conductress; Mrs. Erwin Van Bogait, Associate Conductress. Those appointed to the appointed (iffices by the Worthy Matron are: Mrs. John Fay, Chaplin; Margaret McSweeney, Marshall; Mrs. Herb Jones, Organist; Mrs. Glen Bennington, Ada; Mrs. Forrest Claxton, Ruth; Mrs Wilford Clark, Esther; Mrs. Max Shaffer, Martha; Mrs Art Crawford, Electa; Mrs. E. A. Billings Warden; Forrest Claxton, Sentinal. Those to be installed in the Masonic Order are: Gerald Davis, Master; Harold Ault, Senior Warden; Richard Bitterman, Jr. Warden; Hod Johnson, Secretary; Oakley Davis, Treasurer. lacerations and possible internal injuries, and their daughter Sha •on, 14, is also being treated for severe facial lacerations, a bra'n concussion and possible Internal injuries. More than 100 stlches were required to close the wound on Sharon's head, and also a large amount of stiches on Mrs. Ash's head. Harley Moore, 59, driver of the truck, was also treated for shock. The accident occured about 11: 55 a. m. at the crest of a hill in front of the H. B. Mathys farm home. The Ash family was driving east on their way to Mr. Ash's sister's home near Elgin for Christmas dinner. Mr. Moore was driving west. According to Mr. Moore, a car was parked on the roadway In front of the Mathys home, and he swerved his truck to pass the parked car. The Ash car came over the crest of the hill at the same time. Mr. Ash was unable to swing his car far enough to the right on the icy road, and the two vehicles met nearly head-on. The Ash car was a total loss. Four ways to make 1962 better for you "Start the new year right" is a familiar saying that means different things to different people. And there are lots of ways to start off 1962. But if you're truly interested in a happier, healthier new year, here are some proven Upa from thc Iowa 'State Department of Health: 1. If you haven't had a complete physical examination by your family doctor recently, start the year right by seeing him soon. Many diseases can be cured if they are found and treated early. 2. Eat the right foods during 1962. Everyone needs three balanced meals a day to give energy and keep up his resistance to disease. There are no substitutes for meat, milk, fruit, vegetables and whole grain cereals. No pills, liquids, or powders can take the place of nourishing foods. 3. Get enough sleep. While it's true that some folks don't need as many hours' sleep as others, everyone needs an adquale amount for himself, because sleep lets the body use its energy. 4. Keep your muscles -in tone with daily, moderate exercise. Daily and moderate are very important words. Lots and lots of exercise just once in awhile probably does more harm than good. Exercise a little each day, and you should start to feel really fit. Goeken wins stereo Erwin Goeken was the lucky winner of the portable stereo record player given away by Lewis 5 cent to $1.00 store and Smith's grocery last Saturday afternoon. The drawing was held at 3 p. m. The stero record player was presented by thc two stores as a Christmas promotion, with the cooperation of Howard's Radio and T. V. Record deer harvest During the 1961 season Deer hunter report cards reaching the State Conservation Commission biology section last week indicate a record harvest for the 1961 season. As of Thursday Dec. 21, 2,528 kills had been reported by both shotgun and bow hunters. Of the 3,638 cards filed by gun hunters up to this time, 2,198 reported deer taken during the three day season Dec 16, 17 and 18, with an additional 330 whitetails harvested by bow and arrow hunters whose season ended Nov. 30. Last year's total for archers was 277, for shotgun, 3,187. The bow and arrow total is on the basis of 1,463 cards received out of a total of 2,192 licenses issued. There were 8,000 shotgun licenses issued. For both seasons, hunters were asked to return report cards whether or not they took a deer. "Hunter report cards are a big help in our tabulation ot the total dear harvest," Eldie Mustard, deer biologist for the Commission said today. "But these are early returns. We'll have better knowledge, of the deer harvest after conservation officers submit reports concerning tUMdll by unlicensed turkey On Wetlnesday, Dec, 20, a special turkey dinner was senve. hot lunch room for th school children. The ,.,„. .^.. „..., . ,.,. horaffijc. class baked the persons who wish to file apfcUca'-' for" the dinner. , • tions for federal old-age, survivors or disability insurance; original and* duplicate • i Medical specialist Army PFQ John T. Co*, son of, *** .was • / ,

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