Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on January 3, 1962 · Page 1
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Fayette, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 3, 1962
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Spring sign-up dates Sef for wheat, feed grain T DCS MohOT Dcpt. of Hist. & ArchlV«t DCS Moines, 19, Iowa The signup period (or spring- planted crops under the 1962 feed grain and wheat stabilization programs will begin Fr\ 5 and will run through March 30, Ellis W. Thompson, chairman of the Fayette County A. S. C. committee, has announced. The signup period will apply to 1962-crop acreages of corn, grain sorghum, spring wheat, and spring barley. Fall-seeded wheat acreage was signed up under the programs during the period ended Dec. 1. Under the program, the chairman explained, farmers help bring 1962 production into line with needs by diverting wheat and feed grain acreage to approved conserving uses. The early signup dates will give farmers and farm servicing industries an opportunity to make early plans for the coining crop year. The main provisions ot the 1962 feed grain program are: 1. Voluntary participation; 2. acreage diversion of not less than 20 percent of the base acrage ( 1959 60 average ) as adjusted; 3. payments "in kind" to be made on acrage diverted from feed grains to soil-conserving used; 4. "advance" payments; 5. price support to cooperators on the normal production of acreages planted to Volume 48, Number 1 feed grains. ______________ The program for spring wheat- the same as for winter wheat will include: 1. a mandatory cut of 10 per cent from acreage based on a national allotment of 55 million acres to avoid marketing quota penalty; 2. voluntary acreage diversion in addition; 3. pay ments for both the mandatory and voluntary diversion of wheat acreage to soil-conserving uses; 4. price support to cooperators. The Heart Of Northeast Iowa's Scenic Wonderland Thursday, January 3, 1962, Fayette, Iowa Six v Pages This Issue council takes oath; hires employes $56,000 in civil actions Against Northern Natural Letting on paving Project postponed Whose Farm Is The Mystery Farm? Civil action totaling more than $56,000 were filed in the Fayette County Clerk of Court's office this past week against the Northern Natural Gas Co. The actions were filed by five individual farmers {or alleged damages caused during installation of the natural gas pipeline. Cases filed against Northern Nat; ural Gas were as follows: Lawrence P. and Loretta Davis vs. Northern Natural Gas Company, damages, $9,640 interest and costs. Albert and Herta Uttechet vs. Northern Natural Gas Company, damages, $6,240. interests and costs. LeRoy and Ruth Alcorn vs. Northern Natural Gas Company, damages, $21,478.20, interest and costs. William H. and Florence Robinson vs. Northern Natural Gas Company, damages, $9,WO, interest and costs. Earnest J. and Dorothy Shoppe vs. Northern Natural Gas Company, damages, $9,640, interest and costs. Other cases filed during the week were: Farmers Mutual Ins. Co, vs. Joe Weininger, promissory note, $36.46, interest and costs. F. C. O'Donnell vs. Amos White, account, $42.58, interest and costs. Dr. V. T. Jarnot, Davis Clinic. Dr. Neitzhe and Dr. Halme vs. Raymond and George Ann Aldrich, account. $149.87 interest and costs. Town Mutual Dwelling Ins. Co. vs. Eugene L. Heldt, promissory note, $206. 17, interest and costs. Commission gives reasons for Increased cost in maintenance The old and the new are pushing Iowa's primary road maintenance costs higher the Iowa State Highway Commission said today. The Commission said the increased cost of maintenance was illustrated by the "Highway Main- Social Security tax Increase in effect The Federal social security tax rate will be increased, effective Jan. 1, 1962, to three and one-eight per cent each for employee and employer and to 4.7 per cent for self-employed people, Earl T. Johnson, district manager of the Waterloo office f the Social Security Ad- miniistration, stated this week. The 1961 rates were three per cent for employed people and 4.5 per cent for the self-employed. The maximum taxable earnings remain at $4,800 during the tax in earnings, net income from self- employment, or a combination ot both, Mr. Johnson added. The Congress provided for the increase to finance four significant program shanges effective with the 1961 amendments 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, Mr. Johnson explained. These changes were: 1. Enabled men to apply for reduced old-age insurance benefits at age 62. 2. Increased by about 10 per cent monthly benefits due 62-year-old or older widows getting benefits on the accounts of their husbands, dependent widowers, and dependent parents. 3. Raised the minimum old-age benefit payable to a 65-year-old or'older retired worker or to a sole survivor of a deceased worker from $33 to $40 a month, with corresponding increases for dependents and other survivors of workers due less than $40 a month in : unreduced benefits under the old law. 4. Reduced 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 bene- tenance and Operation Cost Trend Index", published annually by the U. S. Department of Commerce. The Janurary, 1961 issue, listed 100 as being the 1935 index and 309 as being the 1960 index. "Costs in Iowa have risen at approximately the same rate as the national trend indicates," the Commission said. "There are some variations because Iowa is in the snow belt." Maintenance of new Interstate roads began in Iowa in 1958 and costs have increased to the present rate of $600,000 per year to maintain the 204 miles now open to traffic. The severe winters of 1959-1960 resulted in extensive damage to road surfaces. The repair of major damages cost $413,000 more in 1960 and $946,000 more in 1961 than similar work cost in 1959. The relatively new use .of salt for ice control has increased the annual mantenance costs approximately $500,000 above costs prior to 1955. There is considerable variation in costs from year to year for snow and ice removal. As an example, the Commission reports the cost was $2,149,000 in 1958, and $4,300,000 in 1960. The age of many miles of Iowa's primary road system also adds heavily to maintenance costs. "In general we are maintaining hundreds of miles of road surfaces that are about 30 years old," the Commission said. "With the great increase in traffic patterns and disintegration by frost action, we are experiencing a continued upward trend in maintenance costs, for keeping these roads in serviceable condition". "A major reduction of maintenance costs of these roads can only be accomplished by strengthening or rebuilding the surfaces," the Commission stated. The letting on paving the Fay- t'lto by-pass, which was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, has been postponed indefinitely,according to the resident engineer, Odell C. Solon, of Dow-ah. Mi'. Solon stated that the lotting was postponed due to the Fay- t-tti' town council not p.-issing a resolution in regard to the pavement. The highway commission had asked for a resolution to Ix? passed in regard to pirking. sne d. and access on the new highway. •>(i'\ r,, c t f-nni the intersection with highway 93 in one direction and 300 feet in the other direction. The council met in special session on Wednesday, Dec. 27, with Virgil Borchert acting as mayor pro tern. During the meeting the council pnssrd the ordinance, which is printed on another page of this issue of the Leader, but did not pass the resolution. In I9GO the town council passed a resolution concerning grading for the new highway, and there has been considerable discussion as to whether the highway commission had lived up to their agreement on the grading. The council, therefore, was reluctant to sign an- Free copy of mystery other resolution at this time. Mr Solon stated that the matter p arm p j cture t o owner has been turned over to assistant ***** identification Hofmeyer, Anthony Appointed attorneys Mayor Jack Beck and five new councilmen were sworn into of fire Tuesday night, Jan. 2, by Justue of the Peace Lysle Wooldridge. The teromony preceded the first minting of the new council, after elected to office last Nov- Dunns First baby of 1962 Ames for * ruling- It will be his The fc flbove wfls {aken dedsion as to whether the paving . f ^ aomewhere in Fayette project is let at a later date, or count in the vicinlty of * the whether the new road remams tQwn ^ f p ^ The t «""*•«•• farm pictures'^ /? s^ies sponsored by the Fay .te Leader for the interest of its many readern. If the owner of the farm pictured above will stop in at the Leader office he will receive free of charge a 5 x 7 glossy print of the picture. There as nothing to „, , . , , buy. All that is asked of the own- Ine first baby of the new year , r is a , ut , 0 informatlon m that in the Fayette area won prizes tne farm picture may be UenU . in two towns for her parents, fied for thc blic the following Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dunn. Prizes were offered by merchants in both Fnyette and West Union. Little Miss 1962, Jonna Lee Dunn, was born shortly before 2 p. m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Palmer Memorial hospital in West Union. The new arrival weighed in at seven pounds 10 ounces and measured 20 and one half inches in length. Jonna Lee is the first child of Mr. and Mrs. Dunn, who have been married about six and one half years. Mr. Dunn has been a professor at Upper Iowa university for the past three years. He is also assistant to Dean Gill in the Maltbie- McCosh men's domitory, and Mrs. Dunn Is matron of thc dormitory. Prizes offered by the Fayette merchants to the first baby of the new year are listed in an advertisement on another page of this issue of the Leader. Expansion campaign enters Final two weeks; $136,771 Pledged TV meet Thursday •Die American Legion and Auxiliary will bold their regular monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 4, in the L% Ion ball Accident Seventeen year old Harold Seeley of Gladbrook accidently shot himself in the foot with a 20-gauge shotgun recently while he was hunting rabbits. A bone in his big toe was broken and skin on top of his foot was damaged. Bowling Roger Jacobson of Dows was injured recently by a bowling ball while setting pins in the- local bowling alley. He suffered a concussion and it is necessary to take several stitches in his head to close the wound. To elect new officers The Volga Valley Riders will hold their meeting Saturday evening Jan. 6 at 8 p. m. at the Farm Bureau building for the election of officers. Please bring your pledge cards and bookcovers. Grandmothers to meet The Idle Hour Grandmother's Club will meet Thursday afternoon Jan. 11, at the home of Mrs. Alta Owen. Completes training Marine Pvt Steven F. Wolt, son of Mr. anil Mrs. Francis S. Wolt of Route 1, Clormont, is scheduled to complete the four- week individual combat training course, Dec. 'i'i, at the Second Infantry Training Regiment, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Every new marine undergoes this training in combat formations, fire and maneuver, supporting weapons, individual and safe movement during day and night. The training program emphasizes the teamwork and self-reliance required in assulting a fortified position, combat in towns, vertical envelopment by helicopter and coordinating tank and infantry attacks. Guests on birthday As a surprise courtesy for Mrs. Jacob Yearous' birthday of Saturday, Dec. 30, guests that evening in the Yearous home to assist her and her grandson, David Yuarous celebrate were: Mr. and Mrs. Hugo llackman of West Union, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Yearous and family, Oelwein, and Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Yearous and family and the Charles Yearous family, Fayette. To meet on Friday The Social Hour Club will meet Friday afternoon, Jan. 5, at the home of Mrs. Arnold Heth. Roll call will be-a look into the future. The program will be in charge of Mrs. Justus Herwig. Mission circle to meet The Grace Mission Circle will meet Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4, at 1:30 P. M. at the church. Hostesses will be Mrs. Howard Nicholsen and Mrs. Don Streeter. Roll call is n verse, from I or II Thessalonians. As the expansion program for the Palmer Memorial hospital entered the final two weeks of the campaign all workers were urged to complete "their calls as soon as possible. The total reported to date is $136,771.00 on 279 pledges with $5,525 coming from the residents of Westficld township. There are still 1,300 pledge cards in the hands of workers. "I know many of our workers have made their initial contacts with their propects" stated Car Tax forms, instructions Mailed to individuals The 1901 Federal 'income tax forms and instructions for individ uals will foe mailed to the nation's more than 61,000,000 taxpayers in late December and early January, U. S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Mortimer M. Caplin announced today. He said that limited supplies of . the forms arc now available in offices of District Directors of Internal Revenue for lax practitioners and othciK who require ail van.:e forms to meet their filing requirements. The Commissioner explained that the mailing operation for individual income tax returns will follow the pattern used in previous years. As in the past, every effort will be made to send each taxpayer the simplest form he can file. Taxpayers who have previously filed on Form 1040W, which has been discontinued, will he able to use the newly revised two page Form 1040 in the same manner as they have used Form 1040w in prior years. Most taxpayers will find that the form they receive will be adquate for their 19G1 income and other reporting requirements and that they will be able to complete and file those forms. Quantities of all forms will be available after January 1 at local IRS offices and many post offices and banks. The Commissioner urged taxpayers to prepare their returns carefully and file them as early as possible with their local District Directors of Internal Revenue. rol Grimes, general chairman for the campaign, "but with only two weeks to go before the drive ends' we must get calls .completed." The $275,00 expansion program to build a new wing on the present hospital will make possible complete care for residents of the service area. Included in the addition will be a major surgery suite, 1!) additional beds, a physical therapy room, emergency room, recovery room and out-patient facilities. The hospital has been occupied to mure than 100 per cent of its capacity many times and the Hoard of trustees and city council of West Union agreed that a community fund raising pro gram was the most economical way of getting the needed facilities. There are more than -100 volunteers working on the campaign with a total of approximately 1.IKM) prospects. Pledging over a three year period is being stressed because experience has shown that this is the only way that the $250,00 community goal can be reached. A federal grant of $125,000 will make up the dif- ft'iv-noi 1 in the construction costs of the new addition. Mayor Reck is also beginning hi; first full term in office, having s."-ved only one year of the past tei-m. The office of mayor for the fi-st year of that term was held by Rosroe Cousins, until legal action ultimately decided the 1959 election in favor of Mr. Beck. The five new councilmen who took office Tuesday night were: Roger Bowen, Earl Gallaher, Tom Hennig, Claude Smith, Jr., and Robert Addy. Mr. Addy is the only member who had served a pvvlous term on the town council. During the meeting all town em- ployes were re-hired, with the exception of town attorney. The law firm of Hofmeyer and Anthony wus appointed to represent the council in an advisory capacity for the sum of $250 per year. W. V. Clark had previously served as town attorney. Mayor Beck pointed out to the new council members that the town of Fayette is badly in need of a piece of equipment which can be used as a loader and grader. The matter will be discussed further at the next regular meeting. He also suggested that all town ordinances be examined and that steps be taken, If necessary, • to. make-them legal. , , ... """*& Anotner item'discussed was the parking situation in Fayette. Mayor Beck suggested that the council give some thought to a two-hour parking limit in the business district. The subject will be discussed at a later meeting. The previous council held their final meeting last week, at which time they voted to pay the bills and got other matters in order. Mrs. Garbee to be hostess Mrs. Mildred Garbee will be hostt-ss, Jan. !), and Mrs. Jean Nacleau co hostess to the American Home Department of the Federated Women's club. Mrs. Garbee will give the program "The Talent of Weaving". The Hook Review Department will meet Jan. 11, with Helen Monserud as hostess. Marcella Kslers will give the program "Current Drama". Baptized on Sunday Robert George Wilhelm Stein- bronn, Jr. Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steinbronn, Sr. was baptized Sunday morning during the services at the Grace Lutheran Church by the Rev. Norman Betke. The Baby's sponsors were Marjorie Downing and George Steinbronn. Dinner guests at the Steinbronn home honoring the baptism were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Steinbronn, George and John of Westgate, Janice Hoehne of Maynard, Mr. uiid Mrs, Burle Downing, Oelwein, Mrs Gertrude Downing and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Downing and Margorie of Fayette. Homemakers to meet The Smithfield Homemakers will hold their January meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10 a. m. with Mrs. Raymond Calhoun. There will be a pot-luck dinner at noon. Mrs. Lester Moellers will give a book report and urge others to do more reading. The lesson will be o:» the ABC's of Farm Bureau. Craftwork will consist of making bracelts. Extension council holds Final meeting of the year Hendrix named < • *T . tr TJwo changes in the administrative staff of Upper Iowa University w«re made recently by the board ,*!"'" fy creates new department " r * created by the board; that of the University Development and Edward A. Dugan, 'St. Petersburg, six hours of work towards his masters .degree; the result of two two fund raising firms, and presently is employed by Burrill Inc., available. In annonuclng the appointment, . ., years spent at Temple following of Kansas City, Mo. The campaign Dr. E. Garbee said, "The establish f Dr. Hentchel J. Hen- Florida, was named to head it as graduation during which time he at West Union is scheduled to end has served as^^an.pf ,vjce president in, charge of deveJop- .-helped to set up the Temple He- Jan. 13, and Mr. Dugan will as- ment.' ' ;, . t . -. * » » < vnloprnent office. •• •' sume his Mr. Dugan, 33, te ' University, was named 'vice HJs responsibilities, sec' poly to those of Garbee of the University, > » ^ vraopment office. ?. .^^v-sP*!^^ *ttf M 'Temple ._. r jfam'i£i^^ quarter of a million dollars for United Fund and then for the St. Palmer Memorial hospital at West Union. He is a 1964 graduate of department was then Temple university and lacks only Petersburg, Florida, United Fund. For the last two years he has worM as campaign director for sume his duties at Upper Iowa immediately. He is married and t,ha father of three children, Patricia,-5; Pamela, 4; and Mark, 2. The family has been living in West Union during the campaign and will move to Fayette as soon as suitable living quarters are ment of a development office for the University fills a need which has existed for some time. Mr. Dugan's responsibilities will range over the, entire field of the University's growth. We feel, that because of his training, background and present experience in this immediate area, he is particularly well qualified for the post." Old find new members of the Fayette County Extension Council and their husbands and wives met at the extension office on Thursday, Dec. 28, for dinner and a short business meeting. The function of the extension council is to conduct the extension educational program in the county, and employ staff personnel jointly with Iowa State university. This council meets on the last Tuesday of each month to conduct this business. New members of the council, elected in November, to represent their townships for two year terms, arc: Mrs. Nelson Converse, Banks township; Mrs. Frank Thyer, Center township; Elmer Alshouse, Fail-field township; Lane Ash, of Pleasant Valley township; Kenneth James, Scott township; and Mrs. Lloyd Robinson, Windsor township. Those re-plected for two year terms are: Arnold Saboe, Dover township; Eugene Sleek, Harlan township; Wlflard Cummings, Jefferson township; and John Lueder, Jr., Union township. Other members of the council, serving the second year of their terms are: Albert Bodensteiner, of Auburn; Harold Tope, Bethel; Robert C. Burrow, Clermont; Jack Adams, Eden; Werner Poock, Fremont; John Grimm, Illyria; George Miller, Oran; Max Winkler, Putnam; Mrs. Roy G. Potter, of Smithfield; and L. C. Surfus, Westfield. Included in the .educational activities conducted by the extension service are the boys' and girls' 4-H programs in Fayette county, Family Living program, lessons, workshops and tours in the field ot agricultural production. Members of the extension staff employed by the extension council are: M. C, Wangsness, county extension director; Harold L. Boulton, county extension associate; and Dorothye E. Buachlng, county extension assistant. '

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