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January 25, 1962

Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 2

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Established In 1914 V ^T NATIONAL EDITORIAL Chattin' My Neighbors ^ ^ 1 Creek Bottom Comments Afe«* — By Reuben Subscription Rates In Fayctt" and Adjoining Counties S3.C0 Per Year Out.=jdc- rayttte and Adjoining Counties $3.50 Per Year The Leader is published weekly in Fayette. Iowa, and distributed on TY.;;\-d;,y nvrning. Entered at the Post Office at Fayette. Iowa as ?ec<'nd ciass matter, under the Act of March 3. 1879. Maurice Stoneman, Owner and PublUher Stoney Try not to think about it!" Editorial Comments - - - Record of Achievement •» Tht >var that ii -cently closed was a year of steady pros-cAs in medical research and in clinical medicine. That is the gist of a poll of deans of medical schools which was mack* by the American Medical Association. He -e are a few highlights which the deans noted: Rapidly expanding knowledge in medical genetics, so impo t .-.nt that the time is now approaching when many very serious human diseases may be eliminated tnti e!y: new forward strides in the search for drugs that will cine or present cancer; development and discovery of new pharmaceuticals, particularly the new Jive polio vaccine, the measles vaccine, and synthetic penicillin; important new knowledge about hepatitis which may eventually lead to a vaccine against the one remaining epidemic disease which is still increasing in the United States; progress in the application of electronics and computers to medicine, a further bringing together of machinery and equipment, skills and techniques, men. money and methods to the benefit of mankind. So the story goes-a story which brings new hope and health to legions of people. It is a story of medical achievement, in all its many and varied branches, under a free system. Who can say, with reason or justice, that this country needs, wants, or can afford socialized or government dominated medicine? Control of the Purse Strings The proposed law which would give the President the authority to raise or lower the basic income tax rate, on his decision alone, is destined to encounter mighty tough sledding in Congress. And it should. Tne arguments against this idea have nothing whatever to do with the name or party or programs of the man who happens to hold the office at any given time. Presidential power is enormous. It has been vastly extended in recent times, primarily because of war and threat of war. But there is one curb on this power which stands solidly in the way of possible excesses. It lies in Congress' control of the purse strings, which is, beyond doubt, one of the most important of Congress* Constitutional rights, duties, and obligations. It is argued, in favor of the proposal, that it would make possible immediate action ( so would a dictatorship ) when a change in tax rates was considered advisable in order to meet a condition of inflation or deflation. But speed is not always a virtue, and often it is a vice. No individual is the possessor of all wisdom. If a President-any President, of any party, and with any philosophy-considers an increase or decrease in the income tax desirable, let him go to Congress with his plan. There its merits and demerits can be thrashed out, and a decision reached- not by one man but by hundreds. The time spent will be spent well and soundly-and at fundamental provision of the Constitution will be preserved. Good NewB The current year promises "good news for family budgets." That's the word of forcast that comes from the head of the National Association of Food Chains, based on a survey of food chain executives. With virtual unanimity, these executives forecast that food prices will be stable during 1962. And food chain plans for the year call for even greater emphasis on friendly personnel and quality perishables. The report also points out that "the real surprise for many people comes in the fact that a good many food items are actually lower-priced now than ten years ago." This is true, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of such widely consumed items as round steak, leg of lamb, coffee and eggs. The profit picture should also be of interest to eonsumers-who often, for lack of authentic information, regard the merchant as something of a monster, who mulcts them mercilessly in order to swell his bank account. The net profits earned by food chains range between one and 1.5 per cent on the sales dollar-which means that their yearly profit on all the purchases made by an average family will run between $16 and $24. That family would never notice the difference if there were no profit at all. What is true of the food business, is true, in varying degree, of all other forms of chain retailing. Profits are far lower than most of us realize. And every effort is given to holding prices down to the lowest levels that the conditions of the time permit. Homemakers Dateline by Dorothye E. Busching Fayette County HOME ECONOMIST SniHOmtN AMtRICA'S HACf POWMI BUT U.S. SAVINGS ONDS WW* MUM IN AMIUCA Sportsmanship has been n much discussed sub/a during the past week, due f> :!)•' unfortunate climax or the F.v.«tt'' West Union game last Fnil .iy. And we do not sanction such ad ions anymore than the next sport-; fan. However . . . v .e would not place too much blaiii'' on the basket ball players fr.>m «-ither West Union or Fayette. Tlx- blame, we feel, should be placed more on the officials and the fans. In a game with g r eat rivalry, such as the one Friday night, tempers are liable to flare when the action becomes heated. But good officiating could keep the entire situation under control, and the players should Ix 1 able to walk off the floor friends. If an official feels things are getting out of hand, he has the right to eject a player ( or players ) from the game ... by gently walking them off the floor. His emotions should never get the best of him. causing him to strike or push a lx>y. And, of course, the fans should remember that it 's still a high school athletic event, and guide themselves accordingly. There's nothing to be accomplished by many persons who are even involved in the contest" getting into the act. Let's all take a lesson in sportsmanship. —•— Last week we received a nice letter from Ted Johnson, former Fayette resident now living in Silver Springs. Maryland. We do not know Ted personaly, but he is well-known in Fayette, so we would like to share the letter with you: Dear Mr. Stoneman: In 1943 I was stationed }n Fargo, North Dakota, for a short time. While playing basketball on an Army team that winter, a former Fayette resident. Betty Lu Payne, recognized me from our 3rd grade days and invited me to their home. Both her parents, and Mr. Otley, who was also visiting, commented on the fact that through the then Fayette County Leader, they had kept track of their ties in Fayette. Betty Lu confirmed this by recalling nearly all the activities of her former 3rd grade friends over the ensuing ten years. I thought it remarkable at that time that they would maintain that interest. Now that we have been gone from Fayette for nearly 15 years, I earf understand how much keeping up with the home town means. And with us, as with them, the Leader has provided a strong link in the Chain. I highly recommend that you induce local residents to consider a gift subscription of the Leader to friends and families who have moved away. Sincerely, Ted Johnson Food will continue to be a bargain in 1962. That's good news for families! While incomes will continue to increase only a small rise is expected in food prices. Economists tell us that the proportion of incomes that we spend for food is less today than it's ever been. Foods take one-fifth of the average income today though only 15 years ago it took one- fourth! —D-E-B— For a nutritional extra for your famiiy, add milk instead of water the next time you use a condensed soup. Fresh milk, diluted evaporated milk or reconstituted dry milk all serve equally well. Are you looking for a way to give a new look to one of the rooms in your home? The use of. decorative trimmings such as ' cording, fringes, and braid ia becoming very popular today. You might use one of these trimmings J< on\the -window shade edge and curtains : and then repeat it around the sofa, chair or bedspread. It Will serve as an effective way to make furniture and window treatment "go together". • • —D-E-B— Window curtains and draperies on the "sunny''side of your house most lutely- will last longer if you keep them' 'dean. No doubt you know tijat ton* exposure to sun cah\?feakefl"and rot fabric. Now research shows'that sunshine damages soiled fabricilpore" than dean and 25 others; Yes, the efficiency of American agriculture is one of the most amazing success stories of our time. The average productivity per farm worker has more than doubled in the last 20 years. _D-E-B- For the consumer, the homemaker, this production increase, coupled with improved processing and packaging mean the widest selection ever on the grocery shelves. Fresh fruits and vegetables may now be found available year around, due to modern transportation facilities. The wide selection of prepared foods, increasing so rapidly, truly does make shopping a pleasure! —D-E-B— You're all set to do something new to the walls and woodwork in your home? What will it be? And how will you go about it to get the result you want? Bulletin FS-656 "How to Re-Do Walls and Woodwork" available at the extension office, Fayette, may be the answer to many of your questions. The bulletin contains much helpful information on what to buy, steps necessary to prepare the surfaces for a: new finish and applying the finish. -D-E-B- DidVou £W that \ . •, In IMP eadj ftlrm wortor l /edWp»elf and' si* oUwrsp'In lMQeach farm work* er fed himself and 10'others; In mi each farm worker fed himself When cooking cheese, keep heat low; use just enough to melt and _ n i» » ' blend cheese with other ingred- 9U IWI ApO — ients. High heat and long cooking The Leader this week carries make cheese tough and stringy, the announcement of Henry Hett- ( —D-E-B— ler of Fayette as a canidate for the February fifth is the date for Republican nomination for county lesson on "Freezer Management supervisor, 1934 term, and Care". If your club or group Sometime Sunday night the back is interested in getting this lesson, door at Smith and Smith's grocery be sure they send a representative J store wan opened, but whether or If you have further questions, drop not 'anything was' removed from me a card. .... the room' is not known. —D-E-B— Mrs. Margaret Jayne Collett, ................. .S. > y/Mi^ \m\»m a member of the TRY LEADER WANT ADS U; I. U. faculty for nearly 22 aaawwainiiaisffl^ iDo YOU Recall | 20 - 30 - 40 Years Ago| BUiKiUK!!UH«KtK »Hli!i !nimm::m :ir::-iiK -;;::Ht:mi :;ii 20 Years Ago — President V. T. Smith announces that Upper Iowa university is gearing curriculum and calendar to national emergency program. It is the unanimous opinion of the administration that Upper Iowa should continue the program of a summer term which makes it possible for students to graduate in three years. The county plowing contest will be made an annual affair and will be under the direction of Charles Webb, Arlington, special activities director for the group. Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Humphry will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Jan. 25, at their home in Fayette with open house from 2 to 5 o'clock. Already the stealing of the new government automobile tax stamps has begun, and it has been suggested that the stamps be coated with shellac or varnish after being placed on windshields. Stamps are reported to have been soaked off from windshields while cars were standing in parking places. The new daylight saving plan for the whole nation will go into effect Monday, Feb. 9, when the country's docks are to be advanced one hour. Marriages; Margaret Woods and Thomas Henry; Neva Trottnow and Merrlt Cummlngs. Deaths: Mrs. Robert Davis; Mrs. Josephine Patterson; Donald Birdsell. »—•«•«• • years, has decided to give up her work at the end of the current year. George R. Holmes of Donnan has been mentioned for democratic nominee for state senator from the Fayette-Allamakee district. Six years ago at this time, people on Main street were dodging rocks blasted out on church hill when rebuilding was getting started. But this year only a shower of postal cards filled the air, inviting folks to be a part of the 82nd anniversary. The annual Fawcett oratorial contest was held at the college chapel Monday evening. Marlowe Burke of Frederika placed first and Gaylen Sackville, of Oelwein second. 40 Years Ago — With the determination of the Wadena citizens to have a well graveled road to Arlington, the Board of Supervisors have come to their relief by locating a new gravel pit on the Henry Carmichael farm, where the material for this work is being taken from. The location of the new gravel will be a great saving in this work, as it'is located almost in the center of the proposed improvement, and the quality is pronounced the best. The board of directors of the Randalia Savings bank met Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the bank for their annual meeting. All the officers were re-elected, as follows: D. N. Holmes, president; E. V. Odekirk, vice-president; directors, Matt Wells, W. E. DonaV J. H. . Morf, K. W; Buell, E. A. Mabon, E, V. Odekirk, ; D. N. Holmes, Will Wells, and J. J. McNaui, R. W. Humphry was elected cashier. Deaths: RuvineM. Cragin, Winifred Lou Aylsworth. Marriages: Mr. Charles A. Wilder and Miss- Mildred 1 Cv Jones.' It's pretty hard to convince the »ki& 'that the shortage of teachers is a calamity. Mere it is late January already, so let's build a little fire under the political kettle. Property tax relief is likely to be more a fantasy than a reality, but it should at least be a political issue, both at state and county level. There is no rightful reason why any man should pay a burdensome tax on the roof over his family's head, o.- any other property NOT producing an income. And there is no justifiable reason to increase the tax on the peanut-butter sandwich in any little kid's hand, or on the shoes on his or her feet. The fair tax and the right tax in tax on INCOME and ABILITY to pay. However, every man should be responsible for his offspring, JAMES E. BROMWEU. SECOND IOWA DISTRICT The difficulties caused by the call-up Reserves last fall have changed military thinking drastically, strengthened the position of Regular Army champions, and weakened the hand of citizen-soldier supporters. — B — The expenditure part of the Federal budget is easier to determine in advance than the revenue part which must be guessed at. The main question is how we come out at the end of the year; whether the estimate holds up. We went into fiscal 1962 in balance. We spent more than we planned and took in less. Result: $7 to $10 billion dollars deficit. We go into the next fiscal year once again in balance but with revenue estimated $10 billion dollars higher than last year with no new taxes in sight. — B — Speaker McCormack's ruling against televising or photographing House sessions and hearing supports the late Speaker Rayburn's ruling. Most Congressmen agree. — B — If business will be good enough to raise $10 billion dollars more in tax revenue next year than it has this year ( as expected by the budget ), we could have ( a ) a payment on the National Debt, ( b ) a tax cut, ( c ) or both, if we held expenditures at this year's level. — B — A leading press secretary says that Washington officials and newsmen are "insulated" from opinions from other parts of the nation. This is one of the most obvious and most disturbing facts of Washington life. — B — When Government officials go abroad they travel first-class. The Secretary of Labor suggested that they should be allowed to take their wives and apply the cost of one first-class ticket to two second- class fares. Congressmen have suggested that a better solution would be one second-class ticket. So far, no answer. — B — The House will take up ( 1 ) the postal rate increase, ( 2 ) federal aid to higher education ( not primary and secondary schools ), ( 3 ) establishment of a Department of Urban Affairs in the Cabinet, in about that order, — B — The 25 million acres which the Secretary of Agriculture suggests should be permanently retired 1% an area equal to more than two- thirds of the State of Iowa. —. B — The 25 million acres which the Secretary of Agriculture suggests should be permanently retired is an area equal to more than two- thirds of the State of Iowa. — B — Khrushchev suggests cows be permitted to vote for the feed and that responsibility should include his fair share toward his children's public schooling, within his particular f income bracket ) ability to pay. Therefore, his State Income Tax should NOT be exempted nor greatly reduced just because he had thu personal ex perienee of having married a woman who proved to be a success at motherhood. That brings us to the Indiana type "adjusted gross income tax" as the fair and log ical means of property tax relief on non income property. Whether or not that would reduce certain people's combined state and local tax burden would reflect back to total income and ABILITY to pay, which is exactly as it should be. Democrat "Bill" Merkle has some knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the Indiana type tax. The reason why he does, is because he is INTERESTED enough in such issues to give the subject some study and thought. We express no opinion as to whether or not "Bill" will be a candidate in 'C2. Rut we hope so, it would be good for the political atomosphere in Fayette county. In the meanwhile we shall eagerly hope there will be a Republican candidate for State Representative that would have some interest in these above mentioned pertinent tax issues and tax studies. Somebody who could think of something other than just digging up the three- sales tax corpse from Doctor Doctor Murray's political Garden of Memories. What is good for a little clique of "Old Guard" financially well heeled "king makers" is not necessarily best for All we people in Fayette county. 4-H clubs to study "Clothing for boys" The 1962 special activity for agricultural 4-H clubs will be "Clothing For Boys", according to Harold L. Boulton, county extension associate. The theme will be "Clothing - 90 per cent of You". Two identical meetings will be held Jan. 22, 8 p. m.. at the Interstate Power Co., West Union, and Jan. 25, at West Central school. Dorothye E. Busching, county extension home economist, will assist in conducting the meetings. The purpose of the meetings is to create an interest in selection of clothing that is appropriate in fit, color and style, good grooming practices, and care of clothing to increase length of service. To accomplish this, a film strip, models, literature and discussion will be used. Parents are welcome. that he recommends or for the feed that scientists recommend. Russia may be the first country in the world where the cows get to vote for a choice before the people do. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Decker and Colette, of Westgate, Mr. and Mrs. Al Classen, of St Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Schroeder, of Arlington, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Vandersee and LeAnn of Oelwein, Mr. and Mrs. Nyle Vargason, Judy and Mark, of Center Point were Sunday dinner guests in the W. A. Schroeder home. The Vargasons were week-end visitors. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Schroeder, Mardene and. Rollyn spent Wednesday evening in the home of Mrs. Mildred Miner, of Fayette, for the twins, Gerald and Shirley thirteenth birthday anniversary. The Parent-Teacher meeting will IK- held Jan. 29, in the school gym. The fourth grade pupils under the direction of Mrs. Metcalf will present a number for the program. A guest. Prof. Richard Clark, U. I. U. will talk and show slides of education in Russia. The Ivan Kaune farm home southwest of Randalia burned to the ground in a' fire that started in the furnace pipes and walls Thursday morning. Most of the household goods on the first floor of the two story frame home were saved but everything in the upstairs was lost. With what little furniture that was saved, the Kaune's and their six children moved into a vacant farm house nearby. Firemen from Hawkeye, Maynard, Westgate and Randalia were called to battle the fire. The furniture and house were partially covered by insurance. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Turner returned home Friday evening from their visit in California. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jellings, and daughter, Mrs. Bill Gordon were Thursday supper guests in the Harley Wescott home at Waverly. Mrs. Gordon remained overnight. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bechman and sons moved to Oelwein, Saturday, where they purchased the home of Mrs. Bechman's parent, Mr. and Mrs. John Michels, from the John Schoenberger farm. The Schoenbergers have sold their large farm northeast Of Randalia to Mr. and Mrs. Dale LaRue, of Alden, who take possession on or before March 1, and will move to the farm vacated by the Bech- mans, formerly the Lou Haht farm purchased by them four years ago. Mrs. Bill Gordon, of Winterset, spent the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jellings, her husband and family came Friday and all returned home Sunday. Other visitors were Dean Jellings, of Rochester, Minn., and Fay Davis, of Oelwein, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Wescott, of Waverly. Mr. and Mrs. Charles McBride attended the Odd Fellow and Rebekah installation at Oelwein Thursday evening. Mr. McBride was District Deputy Grand Master and installed the Odd Fellows. Mrs. David Wells entered Palmer Memorial hospital at West Union Tuesday for surgery. Best way to get in the swim is to stay out of the dives. FARM BUREAU ACTIVITIES CALENDAR Friday, January 26 — Second day of Feed Lot Mechanization and Moderzation Clinic - 9:00 a. m. to 3:30 p. m. - Farm Bureau Building, Fayette Monday, January 29 — 4-H Leaders Recognition Day - Ames 4-H Agricultural Leader Training School - 1:30 p. m, - County Extension Office Tuesday, January 30 — Extension Council Meeting - 1:30 a. m. - Extension Office, Fayette Wednesday, January 31 — Carrington - Clyde Experiment Farm Board of Directors meeting Thursday, Feburary 1 — Westfield Whirlwinds 4-H Club meeting - Ronald Brown Fairfield Indians 4-H Club meeting - Terry, Kal, Randy and Sandra Knickerbocker Harlan Livestock 4-H Club meeting - 8:00 p. m. - Maynard Community Hall EARL SCHNEIDER INSURANCE AGENCY Is A Regular INSURANCE SUPERMARKET Where You Get The BEST DEALS ON INSURANCE SERVICE TOO! Hooooray! 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