Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on December 28, 1961 · Page 4
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December 28, 1961

Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 4

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52 eventful weeks of past year pass in review January 5 — Tlic new super market at the north end of Main street, which will be managed by Bill Dilley, ,'inr) operated under the name of Hill's Super Valu. will open for business on Thursday of this week. Fayette residents will have natural gas before fall of this year, according to an announcement made this week by C. P. Harrison, district manager of the Peoples iVaiural Gas Company in Dubuque. January 12 — .lack Beck will take office soon as the new mayor of Fayette, in accordance with the Iowa Supreme Court ruling of last month. At the monthly council meeting last Thursday evening- two city employees resigned and two others were hired in their places. Walter Nading ( street Commissioner ) and Dick Miller ( garbage collector ) are the retiring employees, the new ones being, Melvin Holtzman as street commissioner, and David McCee as garbage collector. The Lions club of Fayette donated $100 to the newly organized youth council, which was a portion of the amount raised in the Lions club "white elephant" sale last fall. Page 4 Fayette Leader Dec. 28, 1961 Fayette, Iowa a balance of $11,602.10 in various funds the first of the month. Eight Fayette County Farm Bureau membership workers received recognition at the state captains meeting in Des Moines. Jan. 31. They were as follows: Gerald Schmidt. Oelwein; Ira Farney. Fayette, and Daryl Humphrey, Arlington. Feburary 16 — The High School class of the First Methodist Church will present a piny entitled "The Trial and Death of Christ", in the church sanctuary on Good Friday of this year. Fifty four students have been named to the Deans list at Upper Iowa university it was announced today by Dr. Hersehel Hendrix, dean of the university. To be eligible for the list a student must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 from a possible 4.0. Those from Fayette were: Sharon Blaker, Helen Burget, Phyllis Faegre, James Hogan, Barbara Nading. John Paul Dunn, instructor of business education at Upper Iowa University, will be the guest speaker next month at a church fellowship rally to be held in Maynard. January 19 — The first baby of the year in the Fayette area finally arrived on Sunday Jan. 15. The honor goes to little Curtis James Shaffer, son of Lt. and Mrs James R. Shaffer. Town finances were discussed at a special meeting of the Fayette town council, called by the new mayor, Jack Beck, Monday afternoon. At a meeting of the Fayette county United Fund board of directors Tuesday night, in the Colegrove-walker building on the Upper Iowa campus, R. M. Westerfield of West Union, president of the organization, reported that about 7G per cent of the county quota has now been raised. January 26 — Judy Palmer had been named the 1961 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow from the West Central Community high school. Work has begun on razing another main street landmark in Maynard. It is the opera house which served as the community center for the many educational, social, lodge, and civic functions over a period of more than, 50 years. Dr. Scott Linge of Fayette was elected Secretary-treasurer of the Fayette county Medical Society at their January meeting. Feburary 2 — Two cars collided on the snow packed highway north of Fayette last Thursday morning, causing considerable damage to both, but the drivers escaped without serious injury. Mr and Mrs. E. P. Vermazen, of Fayette, miraculously escaped serious injury Saturday morning in a two car accident about 20 miles south of Marshalltown. The Vermazen car was a total loss. The Gulbransen organ was one of the featured attractions at the Grand opening of Bill's Super Valu last week. Albert Bodensteiner was elected as the new chairman of the Fayette County Agricultural Council at an organizational meeting held recently. Feburary 9 — The appointment of Clifford Hayes as local manager for Peoples Natural Gas in Fayette was announced today by C. P. Harrison, district manager at Dubuque. In the treasurer's report, read at the regular meeting of the Fayette town council Monday night, it was reported that the town had Feburary 23 — Ice storm leaves cold, electricity cut off, as mother nature went on a rampage last Saturday. Some homes were left without electricity for 15 to 1G hours. Dale Maxson says it was the worst ice storm he could remember in more than 20 years with the company. Mr. and Mrs. George Spatcher will observe their 50th wedding anniversary, Sunday, Feb. 26, with open house. According to a Feb. 0 White House announcement, half of the storage payments made to farmers under the 1960 61 price support reseal program for farm stored grains will be advanced to farmers in early March. Fayette County United Fund Board of Directors in session at Fayette Tuesday night voted unanimously to pay its cooperating agencies 100 per cent of their askings in spite of the fact that the drive last fall reached only 78 per cent of its quota. March 2 Fayette County recorded its first traffic fatality for 1961 Monday evening with the death of 51 year old Leo Metcalf, RR 2, Fayette. Mr. Metcalf was killed about 6:30 p. m. when a small tractor toppled over on him about one mile south of Fayette. Mickey Owen, former major league catcher, will be the speaker for the Upper Iowa University athletic banquet, it was announced today by Ed Eischied, director of athletics. For the first time in many years, the Fayette County Farm Bureau membership drive has reached quota of 2,454 members by March 1. Galen Griffin of Scott township, was the committee chairman who spearheaded the drive to put the local group over the top. As compensation for his efforts he will receive a free trip to Washington, D. C. March 9 — A former Fayette resident, and an Upper Iowa graduate was kill ed instantly, in a two car collision aliout one mile east of Fairbank Friday night. The victim was Mrs. William Murphy, the former Jean Mitchell. The accident occurred on a curve on highway 190 during a rain and sleet storm. The worst blizzard of the season hit Fayette Tuesday and Wednesday of this week with more than one foot of snow and strong winds. All schools in northeast Iowa were closed on Wednesday due to the I 'oad conditions. Announcement was made this week of the new Maynnrd Co op seed cleaning and treating plant, which is the most modern in northeast Iowa. Upper Iowa University students will present the opera "Dido and Aeneas at 8:15 p. m. Thursday Mar. 9, on the college campus. Two new molding machines have been purchased at the cost of nearly $60,000, for the processing of expandable polystyrene, at the new Epco plant in Fayette. March 16 — The formal opening of the new launderette at Maynard takes place Friday March 17. The launderette is equipped with eight double load and eight single load washers, and seven driers. Jimmy Cook and his band recently voted by the American Federation of Musicians as the "best in the nation", will play for the annual Spring Formal at Upper Iowa University, it was announced today. Final plans for the annual Fayette County Farm Bureau women's Day were completed at the regular meeting of the women's committee this week. It will be held Tuesday, March 21 at the Maynard Community Hall beginning at 10 a. m. March 23 — The Easter bunny is scheduled to pay a pre Easter visit to Fayette on Saturday, April 1, accord ing to John Hofmeyer, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce special events commitUee. On that day the annual Easter egg hunt will be held. Members of the Brownies and Girl Scout troops in Fayette will conduct their annual cookie sale from Friday, Mar. 2-1 through Monday, Apr. 3. The R. H. Fulton Co. of Lubbock. Tex.' has been hired as the contractor to build the natural gas pipe line from Oelwein to Decorah, it was announced today. The main line will by pass Fayette by two miles and a branch line will bring natural gas into Fayette. March 30 — George Richards, head basketball and assistant football coach at Upper Iowa university the past year, tendered his resignation on Tuesday of this week. Hugh Drake, another football assistant coach, will also leave Upper Iowa. Mr. Richards will return to Esterville where he assumes his former position as coach there. Among some 240 high school seniors who have been notified that they will be eligible for Honors status when they enroll at the State University of Iowa in September is Douglas Fay, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fay of Fayette. Approximately 500 Upper Iowa university students and high school delegates from over northeastern Iowa attended the first annual International Relation.'; Day in Fayette Thursday March 23. Sponsors of the event were the Upper Town university Social and Political club. Members of the Fayclte Lions club will conduct a light bulb sol ling campaign on .Monday night, April 10, according to Eldrcd Dumermuth, chairman. April 6 — Twenty three Fayette residents d "ove to Elkader Thursday morn ing to tour the Epco plant in oper alien there. The group left Fay ettc at 11 a. m. and returned at 3 p. m. Memlx-rs of the Fayette Cham ber of Commerce voted to change from Saturday night to Friday night openings at the qnartely meeting held Inst Thursday night. The dinner was attended by .".2 persons. Bert Overhus of Fayette is reported in good condition at the Mercy Hospital in Oelwein. following an accident south of Fayette Monday morning. The town council of Fayette adopted a resolution Monday night to vacate the street frmn the north edge of Grandview ccmotary to the relocated highway 150. The street will be closed permanently. April 13 — Mr. and Mrs. Rolled Lamphier moved their G and H cafe this past week end into the newly remodeled restaurant building which previously housed the Fayette ba­ kery. The building is located just south of the former cafe. Stan Jack, coach at Van Horn high school for the past four years, has been named as head basketball coach and assistant football coach at Upper Iowa university, it was announced today by Everett Eischeid. athletic director. Fire of unknown origin completely destroyed the house on the Albeit Martin, Jr. farm west of Fayette Monday afternoon. It was not determined what time the fire started. The loss was partically covered by insurance The machinery and molds which »ill be used in the Fayette branch plant of the Epco Corporation is scheduled to arrive in Fayette early next week, according to Frank Evans, public relations director of the Corporation. April 20 — Eighty one foreign students from 44 countries will participate in a foreign student week-end on Iowa farms on April 28-30. Mr. and Mrs. Don Ranier of Fayette will host Allison Wong, of Hong Kong a student at Clark College. The Upper Iowa zone of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League will hold their annual spring rally on April 26 at Grace Lutheran Church, Fayette. The emphasis this spring will be a "Marriage workshop." Miss Rachel Van Cleve's paintings were displayed at the central Iowa Art Association Galleries in Marshalltown, Iowa, on Sunday, April 9. A tea was held from 2:30 p. m. to 5 p. in. Approximately 150 guests attended the exhibit and were impressed by the variety, beauty and color of her paint ings. April 27 — The (ward of education of the Fayette Community School District has accepted the resignations of three teachers, who are: Mrs. Nancy Erickson. second grade; Mrs. Barbara Wittlich. vocal music; John Chandler, biology, general science and coach. The Fayette office of the Peoples jjj Natural Gas Co. is now open in jjj the building located between the jjj Fayette Theatre and the Fayette jjj Leader. jjj A total of 911 farmers in Fayette jjj County, as of April 25, signed up jjj to participate in the new govern- jjj ment feed grain program. jjj Twenty-eight seniors will grad- jjj uate from the Fayette Community "jjj high school in commencement ex- jjj crcises to be held Tuesday, May jjj 16, at fi p. m. in the high school jjj gymnasium. jjj May 4 — A surprise raid by county and jjj state officials Wednesday night jjj closed the tap room of the Rex jj; hotel in West Union. The owner, jji I. M. McDonough, has been re- III leased on $1,000 bond, pending jjj action in the district court. jjj Mr. and Mrs. Raj' Potter were injured in an auto accident Thursday afternoon near Bethany, Mo., while on their way to Grove, Okla. They are both hospitalized in the Noel Memorial hospital at Bet hany. A statewide dinner and program celebrating the 20th anniversary of the U. S. savings bond program and honoring volunteer workers associated with the program, was held at the Hotel Savery in Des Moines, Monday, May 1. Among those honored was F. B. Claxton of Fayette. May 11 — At the regular meeting of the Fay- :::i ::s ::i;!:!Hi:;:ni!::iil is It was a pleasure to serve you during the past year. To all our friends we say happy New Year. GEORGES PLACE George and Cora Hlnkle Fayette, Iowa ill* WILKE AND WILKE Fayette, Iowa t<t! Thank you for you/ many kind exprit' starts of confidence;;. it's been a pleasure to hav& you as one of our valued patrons, •.

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