Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on January 25, 1962 · Page 6
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January 25, 1962

Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 6

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Predict next year's academic College marks for 70,000 The ncademic marks that each of more than 70,000 high school seniors may be expected to earn in specific colleges after enrolling next fall have been predicted by the American College Testing Program. Completion of the prediction and the sending of them to 183 colleges and universities chosen by the young people were announced here Wednesday by Professor E. F. Lindriuist. of The State University of Iowa, who is director of research and development for the ACT p-ngrnm and an authority in educational measurement. Among Iowa instutions of higher learning which received ACT grade predictions is Upper Iown university. In all. Professor Lindquist said, a total of 142,053 predictions of the grades that the 70.000 students may be expected to earn as freshmen made and sent to the 183 colleges in 23 states. Predictions were made for about two colleges per student because -students can have their ACT test scores and predictions sent to three or more colleges that interest them. Like the ACT test scores. Professor Lindquist said, the new ACT predictions are for use by colleges in admissions counseling, admissions selection, the award of financial aid. and placement in freshmen courses or course sections. Speaking at an ACT press, conference. Professor Lindquist stated Ui;it the 70,000 young people are only the first of an eventual several hundred thousand a year for the predictions will be regularly computed and reported to colleges. He estimated that these ACT prediction of first-year college grades will be made for some 150,000 students during this academic year. Prediction of the nature and scope of those announced yesterday have been previously made only a very few colleges in isolated research studies, according to the SUI professor of education. Development in recent years of electronic computers and other data processing equipment has made it possible to provide colleges on a large scale with such predicted grades of students applying for admission, he said. The ACT college grade predictions are made on the extensive computer and data-processing installation at SUI in Iowa City, where Professor Lindquist is also director of Iowa testing programs. Giving two actual predictions as examples, Professor Lindquist described those for one of the 20,000 young people he identified with the fictitious name of "Robert F. Jones." Robert's prediction states that at one particular institution. College x, he may l>o expected to make the following grade averages and class rankings in his Freshman year: in English courses, R minus, with standing head of 80 per cent of his classmates; in mathematics courses. I? minus, with standing ahead of 84 per cent in natural science courses, B minus, with standing ahead of 87 percent; and in overall studies, B- rninus, with standing ahead of 8!) per cent. By contrast, the ACT prediction of Robert's freshmen year grades in his own state university is; C in mathematics, C in social sciences, C-plus in natural sciences, and C ( with ranking ahead of only 31 percent of bis classmates ) in overall studies. Colleges are reminded by ACT to use the predictions in relation to other pertinent information about the student. Professor Lindquist said. Each prediction is reported only to the college for which it is made, he said, to prevent the possibility of having wrong conclusion drawn from them by untrained persons colleges compared through predictions. Essentially, the predictions arc statistical estimates that are far from infallible, Professor Lindquist explained. In general, he stated, the probabilities that have been computed for the ACT predictions represent an order of accuracy that on the average is substantially higher than that of other measurements of academic potential now available to colleges on a regular basis for all their applications. Individual colleges have their predictions too recently to be able to say precisely how they will use them and what their full significance for the college and its applicants will be, according to Professor Lindquist. "Certain general benefits can be expected to result from the ACT predictions", he stated. "For students, the unnerving and necessary experience of flunking out of college through having entered programs or institutions too difficult for them should in time become less frequent than it is today. Students will generally receive sounder advice from colleges concerning their admission than they now do, and eventually may even have their college studies more effectively given and more consistently and fairly graded than those studies are at present.? A federation of affiliated college testing programs now organized in 27 states, the ACT program is in its third year. More than 300 pri- 25 new cars, one truck, And one trailer licensed Twenty five new cars, five new trucks and one trailer were registered in the Fayette County Treasurer's office during the past week. New car owners are: Lester and Opal Tope, Fayette, Ford; Charles and Dorothy Rcchkemmer, Mny- nnrd, Chevrolet; David Stetson, Fayette, Chevrolet; Paul Lenz, Oelwein, Rambler; Fred Bartz, Oolwoin, Rambler; Edwin, Hoehno, Maynard Rambler; Francis Orr, Fayette Comet; Wayne Earle. Oelwein. Ford; Hugh McOee, Oel- bile; Golding or Bernice Ward Oelwein. Buick; William Best, Jr., Oelwein, Plymouth; William Behrent Arlington, Corvette; Robert or Evelyn Harris, Oelwein, Ford; Fred Jr., Friederick, Elgin, Valiant; Wi- erck Brothers, Fayette, Chevrolet; Mark or Evelyn Crecelius, West Union, Ford; Robert Pesicka, Oelwein, Ford; Everett or Elsa > Mueller, Aurora, Studebaker; Paul or Helen Zurbriggen, Elgin, Chevrolet; Vern Willis, Waticoma. Chevrolet; Robert Mowry, Oelwein, Chevrolet; Earl Stannard, Fayette, Ford; Erwin and Marjorie Fratzke, Oelwein, Chevrolet; Leland or Imogene Shecley, Fayette, Ford. New truck owners are: Anton or Ferdinand Schwamman, West Union, Chevrolet; Paul Higgins, Oelwein, Chevrolet; Veldon Orth, Clermont, Ford; Robert Adams, Lamont, Ford; George or Celia Frieden, Elgin, Chevrolet pickup. The Catalina trailer was licensed by Donald Henry of West Union. Masonic, Eastern Star Officers are installed Northeast Iowa Presbytery meets In Maynard church MAYNARD — Dr. L. W. Hauter, pastor emeritus of the First United Presbyterian church, Oelwein, was elected moderator of the northeast Iowa presbytery for 1962 at its stated meeting held in the Maynard church Thursday, Jan. 18. The Rev Francis R. Larew, Des Moines, is the retiring moderator. The Rev. Joseph Mihelic, Dubuque, the Rev. Ralph Colton and the Rev. Jean Hauter, both of Cedar Rapids, were named as commissioners to the, general assembly to be held May 17-23 in Denver, Colo. Alternates named were the Rev. William Tjaden, Waukon, the Rev. Fred Telecky, Vinton, and the Rev. John P. Woods, Cedar Rapids. The women of the Maynard church served the noon meal to the 113 ministers and elders attending. MAYNARD — 0|«?n joint installation services for the 1962 officers of the Maynard chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the masons were held Friday evening, Jan. 5, at the Masonic Temple. Mrs. Marvin Ingels, past matron, was presented and introduced as the installing officer. She, in tum, introduced her assisting officers, Mrs. Dale Alshouse, organist; and past matrons, Mrs. Wayne P. Trucsdell as chaplain, and Mrs. Anton Hass as marshal. Officers installed were: Mr. and Mrs. Verne Hucke, worthy matron and worthy patron; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Cumberland, associate matron and associate patron; Mrs. David Parsons, secretary; Andrew Gantenbeln, treasurer; Mrs. Gantenbein, conductress; Mrs. Floyd Gilley, associate conductress; Mrs. Harvey Baker, chaplin; Mrs. Harold Ensign, marshal; Mrs. John Ingels, organist; and Floyd Gilley, warder. The star points installed are Mrs. Lee Candee, Ada; Mrs. Glen Mittelstadt, Esther; Mrs. Clyde Renfrew, Martha; and Mrs. Claude King, Electa. Mrs. Hucke named the following committees for the year: proficiency; Mrs. Fred Shelton, Andrew' Gantenbein, Mrs. John Ingels; examining; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Mittelstadt, Mrs. Floyd Gilley; education - Mr. and Mrs. Anton Haas, Mrs. Wayne Thompson; cheer Mrs. Renfrow, Mr. and Mrs. Can• dee; finance - Floyd Gilley, Mrs. King, Mrs. Lester Schmitt; Temple - Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Henniges, Mrs. Robert Hanchett; social program - Mrs. Don Hartz, Mrs. I. P. Stewart. Lois Ann Ingels; hostesses - Mrs. Marvin Ingels, Mrs. John Ingels, Mrs. Albert Kappmeyer; home builders' fund - Mr. and Mrs. Leo Coleman, Mrs. Baker; relief - Mr. and Mrs. Ensign, Mrs. Hanchett; guest book - Mrs. Mittelstadt; publicity - Mrs. Parsons; lunches - Mrs. Cumberland. Following Installation of the officers of the Masonic order refreshments were served in the dining room by Mrs. Hartz and Mrs. Stewart assisted by Mrs. Marvin Ingels who poured. The serving table decorated with a pink net vate and 300 public colleges and universities participate in it by requiring or recommending the ACT test for entering students. Its main office is in Iowa City. GIVE YOUR PROPERTY AUTOMATIC PROTECTION WITH A LOW-COST RBDDY-UGM SAFETY-CONVENIENCE- PROTECTION—at low cost, all yours with Interstate Power Company's Reddy-Light service, on at dusk-off at dawn. FULLY AUTOMATIC-even adjusts to difference between winter and summer nights. IPC DOES ALL THE WORK-will install, furnish electricity, and maintain where pole is available with IPC electricity at the low flat charge of only $3.95 a month.* •7000 Lumen Mercury Limp. FOR THE INDUSTRIAL PLANT FOR THE COMMERCIAL BUILDING For eomphtt MomUlon on MDDY'UQUT, tontwt tt# nurtt oWct of.,. 1 f$£; ^rWsfcwa* COMPANY cloth, and blue candles was centered with a pink and blue carnation arrangement. More than 20 miles Of terraces built In Clayton county Clayton Soil Conservation District cooperative built more than 20 miles of terraces and diversion terraces in 1961 according to figures released today by Wayland Frederick, chairman of the Clayton Soil Conservation District Commissioners. "Terracing is the most effective soil and moisture conservation practice and is one of the most popular practices in the district," Mr. Frederick said. "Nearly all of the terraces built in the district in 1961 were the new broad base parallel terraces. This new type terrace is built with a wide shallow channel and a low broad ridge so as to be easily farmed with the larger equipment used on today's farms. Being parallel, short rows and irregular shaped areas between the terraces are eliminated," he pointed out. "Another popular soil and water conservation practice used in the Clayton district is the farm pond built for gully stabilization or as a source of water for livestock," he explained. Generally they are stocked with fish to provide recreation for the owner's family and friends. In 1961, 29 ponds were built and 21 were stocked with large mouth black bass, bluegill sunfish and channel catfish. "When the area around the pond is planted to trees and shrubs it becomes valuable as wildlife habitat," Frederick stated, A total of 70 acres which includes the pond areas were developed for wildlife cover and feed by planting legumes, multiflora ro«, bush honeysuckle and other trees and shrubs. Contour strip cropping continues to be widely used by Clayton Soil Conservation District cooperators as a soil and moisture conservation practice. Technicians of the Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture assisted Clayton district farmers to establish 1,574 acres or contour strip cropping in 1961. In addition 508,800 feet of contour tuffer strips were laid out. Three hundred and thirty-two acres were drained with 146,581 feet of drain tile. One hundred and forty-two acres of grass waterways were shaped, muched and seeded in 1961. Often it is necessary to fiil gullies before the waterways were established. Gullies in larger drainage areas were controlled by building seven concrete drop spillway dams and installing seven pipe droy inlet structures. Eighteen acres were planted to trees and 2,931 acres of pastureland were limed, fertilized and planted to lugumes and grasses. New park attendance Record set in 1961 A total of 7,304,929 person used the recreational facilities of Iowa State Parks in 1961, the State Conservation Commission said today. This is an all time high for Iowa's parks and forest preserves which includes 29,000 acres of woodland, praires, lakes and streams. The 1960 attendance figure was 6,650,000. Camping was a large item of the increase, jumping from 166,000 in 1960 to 240,000 in 61. The 18 parks with hot and cold shower facilities accounted for most of the campers but lack of such conveniences did not stop them by any means. Camp grounds in all parks showed a substantial increase. By mid-summer of 1962, 25 parks will have modern camp ground facilities. Of course the weather last year favored park attendance. Although there was above average rainfall in Iowa, the weekends and holidays were nearly perfect for outdoor recreation. Many weekends of 1960 were wet and cold, cutting down on bathing, fishing and many other activities. Hardin, and Ringgold. Interviews will be part of a nation-wide survey to gather information to be used by Government in guiding legislation and policnes, and by people in industry and business to determine consumer needs. The study is being made jointly by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Labor. About 30 families of the four countries will be interviewed beginning on January 29. The information for each family will be confidential and will be combined with information from about 4,000 families in the United States to provide a statistical pattern of purchasing by rural people. Farm families to report On purchase, money spent Selected families living on farms and in towns of less than 2,500 population in a sample of four countries in Iowa will be asked by the U. S. Department of Agriculture to re port on things they bought and the money they spent in 1961, it was announced today by the Iowa Cooperative Crop and Live stock Reporting Service. The four countries are Clayton, Ida, Arctic snowy owls Visiting in Iowa Snowy Owls, uncommon Iowa visitors, are once again visiting the state. This owl, which normally lives in the artic, makes periodic ventures into Iowa every winter. It is believed that a shortage of its natural food pushes it further south during the winter months. Sightings of this big bird have been reported from such widely scattered points as Bellevue on the Mississippi river, Polk county, and north-central Iowa. It is just as likely to be seen on a fencepost in open country as it is to be seen on a downtown building. This relative lack of fear toward humans makes it easy to kill, but it is a protected and a benefical bird, with the bulk of its diet made up of mice and some rabbits. The Snowy Owl is probably nature's most insulated bird. Its cold artic homeland poses no threat as this bird has not only a thick covering of feathers over its body, but feathers extending down to the talons and feathers all but covering its beak. It ranges from snowy-white to white with brown flecks and its yellow eyes readily distinguish it from similar owls such as the barred owl. Since it prefers to hunt during the day it is more easily spotted by an observer than most nocturnal owls. Death Seventy-seven year old Anna Marie Roline Senefelder passed away at Dows, the town in which she was born. She leaves to mourn nine children. One son preceded her in death. inHni :H;Hlin:HH !in )H :n !miU;!::ii::i:i:::::Hsi: ii FEED FEED YOUR INVITED - - - To Our RATH DAYS OPEN HOUSE FREE Coffee and Rath Ham Sandwiches RATH FOOD CONSULTANTS TO TALK WITH YOU at. . . Dumermuth & Fay Wednesday, Jan. 31 - 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. , Your Choice of beautiful premiums with each too purchase of .. RATH ANIMAL PROTEIN FEED DUMERMUTH & FAY UHiUUiUI THE DOOR'S OPEN WIPE '

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