Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on February 1, 1962 · Page 2
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Fayette, Iowa
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Established In 1914 "J^ 7 NATIONAL EDITORIAL My Neighbors Subscription Rates .h :r,:r.c Cc-ur.l.es ,:: Av.-.r. r,£ ~~curtties _ $3.03 Per Year 13 50 Per Year •-S puhlishej weekly ;r. Fayette. Ic>w&. ard distrtbuJei ' -r :n:r.r Er.'.crcs st the Post Offree at Fayette. Iowa as.? -ittt- ur.dcr the Act of March 3. 1S7»" Maurice Stoneman. Owner and Publisher Chattin' With Stonev Creek Bottom Comments By Reuben Try not to think about it!" Editorial Comments - - - Increasing Consumer Credit -rycae rrus: f£i r.ie asure :ts i xresst bablc f_~u: the American economy c :ir .surner cretin-arid, m <H a-. r,tr soaring volume of consumer •f- rr^.ry form- mwtgajK*. revolving charge r.ft .'hTHT .t contracts. cre&-t card? which can tv> p-a rurally anything, and so or.. In r >-:-t .<** s means where people can obtain = ?•-: -i:>a and pay far a later. In same if hrot-s. ajurrubles. and major apphanc- -s a-i feu and fa" !>~swr. The majanty • ; - .5 o.o-; :ri rre-d:*, ijf of January 8. Newsweek devoted a :c< c.-ed-t :ts vices and virtues, •id ;is assets, IU sigrcftcanee. ns pro- vs it observes, never before "have so rr.. •,. :••; s: "-••..•:•• many for such an immeas- •-.-£&'* •• anet:. ;.f t-i.rxs " At the end of las year, ft a c:nju —K- debt was ab .Tj: $29fi bilbos, of which h -!~H m :i-:.a £i-i. accounw-d for $175 billion. The largest po-",;:o was cwec ::• banks., with finance companies., ret -. •: .->. cretin unions, and others following. The macazine observes that such relatively new ec^n.-cr.ir ciemenis as. social security and unemploy- ms-nt cxr&izi$£.ticn "have soothed the debtors classic fca- :•? hetr.g yapped by economic collapse and un- err.pl :ym-:-r,t"' But there is much more to the drastically ;r.ar.sec picture than this. To quote again. "Most impr.-tar.t c.f all has been the expansion of the U. S. rruddie das* and its demand for goods, too huge and tx> iniister:*. to be satisfied cm a cash basis. Debt, in fact, has beer. t-arJormed from stigma to status symbol, from a last resort c.f people in need to an en'. -ev the good, material things in life. There are people, of course, to whom credii-easy. abundant crecn-seems as enticing and irresistible as heroin to an addict Newsweek cites some horrible examples A S75*l»0 a year engineer managed to run up a t«ai c.f S6»"..iW in debt ••be wound up in a mental hospital A -M -iman filed bankruptcy papers, then im- rnediau-ly bought worth of clothes on a credit card and added this debt in. A $100 a week clerk took or. sci ma-y installment payments that he had only $2! left to !;ve on. The urrwa-j- and eager are also encouraged by some sellers who go to great lengths to brine in customers with wants, bj: utile money. It cites an advertisement of a used-car dealer which read: "YOU MUST! I Be Unable to GET a Loan. Z Have Bad Credit ? Wan: a .Vice Car. 4. Have Xo Co-Signers." Hew-ever, credit lunacy is not general. According to the magazine, most people who buy on credit keep it within comfortable limits. Only about 1.8 per cent of consumer loans and installment debt become delinquent. Also, only four out of each 1.000 home mortages have to be foreclosed How important is consumer credit as an economic force in encouraging production and distribution em ployment and producing other such plus factors? The answer is,--just about all-important As Newsweek sums it up. the debtor is "the very bulwark of the economy and creator of the U. S. standard of living. Without him. the nation's great industries would slow to a "crawl, and the price of almost everything would soar." It quotes a University of Southern California economist as putting the case this way: "Credit makes possible mass production because it makes possible mass buying." What is the future of credit" The experts think there may be periodic .slowdowns, but that they will be u-mporary and that, over the years, the trend will continue upward. For instance, people borrow after reaching the age of 25. And, starting in 1955. the wartime babies will reach that credit-eager age. The Fayette be proved Tuesday night that t'--..- --e capable c.f playing a \ • • • respectable cam* of haskttba ••>••-."> they are matched aeamst :--:n of their own cahb-e. The:. '• ;:'.-.-d Fred eridtsburg in a v -.ll-r. '"A77. This proves on- " :ng to us. We're in the wr •-; conference. We're considerab!.- .- ma-ler than any uher school - --ur conference now. because ;': the others have reorganised. At the presefdi •..:•"••. and in the near future there -:-.-m> to be no sign of reorganir ' plans. So what's the sense ' our youngsters beating the:- h-ads against the brick walls ' the larger schools. It gets a little '•>: disgusting, for both the pla>>-.= and the fans when the local s•;..:.'ds come out on the short end c' :>> score each time. The spirit of a team and of a school can be l->kc-n quite easily this way. So since there :.- no reorganization talk, why no; ask to be admitted into the same conference as Fredericksburg --here the teams would be meeting other teams from the same size school as ours? It appears to u> that it would be a lot more sensible to be meeting schools our own size than to continually be attempting to play the part of Jack :i>; giant killer. EspeciaUy when J ..ck isn't even on the team. We'd like to rt-evrnmend that the school board and the two coaches give this some serious thought 1/ it could be arranged for next season, the athletic prospects might IOOK considerably better. One day a good friend said, "Reub, you shouldn't take politics too serious, it might drive a man nuts". We now have reason to think he might be al! too near right. A few evenings ago, while cooking our supper, a terrible sudden meditation hit us smack between the eyes, as we were frying a few slices of trade name cured and smoked "Breakfast Beef" ( 39c per Vi-lb. ) A little old poverty stricken HOG farmer having "Breakfast Beef for supper??? Perhaps he should see a bone specialist, and have his head examined? We hope our very own worst enemy won't get any more mixed up than that. An now a TRUE story, involving our great American, "Dee", as told by Carlton Douglas of San Francisco. Mr. Douglas alleged that when he had been in the Army only a few days, he encountered Genera] Dwight D. Eisenhower standing alone beside his staff car, one morning. Recruit Douglas was carrying some articles in his right hand, so he saluted "Ike" with his left hand. Gen. Eisenhower said, "one minute son. how long have you been in the Army?" Recruit Douglas replied, "this is my first week, SIR.! General Eisenhower reached into his car, took out brief-case in his right hand, then deftly shifting the brief-case to his left hand, he came to attention, and saluted, saying, "Good morning, sir". At that exact moment General Maxwell D. Taylor came onto the scene. He took one look at "Ike" saluting the recruit, snapped to attention, saluted Recruit Douglas, saying "I don't know who in the- hell you are, but good morning, sir". Jeff Ferris of Flagstaff. Arizona, tells this one. A little old lady was visiting Arizona for the first time, smack in the middle of deer hunting season. She commented, "I didn't expect to see so many people carrying guns, but you do have one sensible law, that I didn't expect". She was asked, "which is that, Auntie?" She replied, "why, this business of making all the drunks wear red hats". P. S. We will get back to politics and taxes, next week. To sponsor dance The Fayette Youth Center will sponsor a dance this Saturday. Feb. 3. All Youth Center members and their guests are ir.vited. En tertainment will be furnished by a special guest Dancing will begin at 8:.'<0 and end at 11:30. Three civil cases Three civil cases were filed last week in the Fayette county Clerk of courts office. Duane Belfy vs. Russell Miller Milling Co.. LeRoy Hardman, James Elliott: Security Thrift and Acceptance Corp., Damages, $7,500, $2,250 and costs and $5,000 and costs. Betty Belfy vs. Russell Miller Milling Co., LeRoy Hardman, James Elliott: Security Thrift and Acceptance Corp.. Damages $17,500 and costs. J. J. Levin vs. Harold Hamlin and Miriam Hamlin, $552.30 interest and costs. Homemakers Dateline by Dorothye EL Busching Fayette County HOME ECONOMIST Fayette School News Do you use your freezer as effectively and efficiently as possible? Many times bornemakers fail to utilize all of the services and possibilities their freezer offers them. The topic "Freezer Care and Management" <vill be discussed on Feb. 5, at the extension office in Fayette. The meeting is open to two leaders of any organized dubs, federated, PTA. neighborhood or township. It will be planned so these leaders will be prepared to present the discussion to their dub. D-E-B New and convenient forms of potatoes are putting this item back into public favor. Did you know tlie average person now eats six more pounds of potatoes than he did in 1957? This increase has come entirely in processed forms of potatoes. Estimates are that this average person eats 87 pounds of fresh potatoes, 12 pounds of potato chips, 8 pounds of frozen potatoes and six pounds of dehydrated potatoes a year. D-E-B Have you been watching dothing labels lately to see if they list generic names in compliance with the new Textile Fiber Products Identification Act? Although you may be more likely to recognize such familiar names ad Dacron or Orion, these names are not the generic names which must be on the label. Polyester is the generic name for Dacron as well as for KodeU Fortrel and Vycron. Acrylic is the generic name for such familiar trade names as Orion, Acrilan, Cresjan and Zefran. It's fun to check dothing Libels to see if they bear these generic names! D-E-B Ho* ..and where may nuts be best stored to retain their flavor? Because of their fafeb fat content, they rrstst be stored in an airtight .coiaincr in-lb* refrigerator. Rethe development «f <WX *Sy, Ifesatted nuts keep toper than salted, because salt Herbert Hoowr. recounted the spoken by bread." D-E-B For a tastey variation of bread to serve with pizza or Italian spaghetti, spread hot toast with garlic butter. The garlic butter can ouickly be prepared to suit your taste by adding garlic salt to softened butter. " D-E-B The bulletin "Meat in our Meals" may be a worthwhile addition to your cookbook or cooking file. Available free from the Extension Office, this bulletin contains information on buying, cooking, serving and storing meats in the name. It also gives detailed directions for carving meats. If you would tike this bulletin, drop us a card asking for bulletin HE9, and we will be glad to send it to you. D-E-B Don't forget the meeting on "Freezer Care and Management" to be held at 1:30 p. m. on February 5 at the Extension Office in Fayette. If you would like more information about the meeting and who may attend, please contact me. Remember it is open to representatives from all organized groups in the county. Copies of any bulletins mentioned previously ic. this column may still be obtained from the Extension Office. Just drop us a card! D-E-B Play parts cast Fayette has cast the parts for the one-act plays to be pre seated at 8 p. m on Thursday, Feb 8 in the Fayette gym. They are as follows: MY DEAREST ENEMY Mrs. Jackson. Daymna Dumermuth: Janet Jackson. Diane Ashby: Junior Jackson. Ric Miller; Emily, a girl friend. Carol Clark; and Davy Kendall, a boyfriend, Larry Williams. Emily is Janet's best friend, but is really all for herself. She uses Janet in order to make herself the most popular giri in school- Janet finally convinces Emily that popularity is not all important FOG Elderly woman, Susan Homewood; middle-aged woman. Renee Jellings; and young woman. Winnie Mae Zbornik. The scene of this d-amatic play is late at night at an airport There is a dense fog which has delayed the arrival of a plane. Three woman wait tensely, hoping and praying that a safe landing can be effected. Each is waiting for the dosest to ber heart— a mother for her son, a wife for her husband, and young girl for her fiance LIKE FATHER-LIKE SON Mrs. Maxwell, mother Harleyn Cue; Mr. Maxwell. Tom Borchert; Wither Maxwell, Tom Alshouse; Connie Maxwell, Chariene Lever- ingtan; Betty Leo, linda King.; and Hercules Nelson, Tom Schmidt The women in this family have all the "necessities", such as watches, formals, and costume jewelry. The men must economize and do without such luxuries. Finally, they divise a plan to "turn the tables" and fool the women. So come for a night of fun and enjoyment for the whole family. good it is to exercise after lunch. 3. Don't kick snow near the picnic area, kick it IN the picnic area. 4. Throwing snowballs is hardly safe; find a piece of ice. 5. If you feel that everyone is ignoring you. gracefully step in the potato salad 6. II things seem to be rather dull, insist that everyone join in on a brisk game of leap frog just after third dessert Here are just six of the many ways in which you can make a winter picnic more interesting. In select chorus The following people compose the Select Chorus. They are chosen from the large mixed chorus from try-outs held one day last week. SOPRANES Ann Austin. Renee Jellings. Barbara Burget. Shari Bierbower, Harleyn Cue And-ea Nadeau, Linda Van Sickle, Marge Webb. Sherryl Miller Chariene Leverington, Mary Manson. Arlene Friedly, Janet Scheidel, Sharon Thyer. Sue Crafton. Charlyn Hennig. ALTOES Karen .Ash. Dayna Dumermuth, Sharon Henry*. Barbara Alber, Judy Langerman. Ruth McNulty, Mary Austin. Winnie Mae Zbornik, JoAnn Quandt, Dianne Ashby, Carroll Scbeuty, Sharon Farley, Joyce Oelberg. Roberta Gage, Sherryl Keig, Jean Cowles. TENORS Jostin Talcott, Don Rhode, Dane McBride, Gary Maimer, Kathy Keig, Barbara Keig. BASSES Larry Keig, Max Dilley, Mike Schneider, Dennis Bumgardner, James Rhode, shaped like a com flakes box, doesn't mean that j-ou're just a little bit better. T-N-T Karen, we're so pleased to see you so ambitious in Sborhand. Not all people are so dedicated to their work that they- will capitalize ALL the words. T-N-T Notice to all biology students: You will need the following "tools" Tuesday in addition to the regular instruments. 1 pair of rubber gloves. 1 coffee can, ( or any other container ), 1 blindfold, 1 dothes pin, 1 alka seltzer, 1 jar smelling salts. T-N-T, My goodness, what this weather does to people. Why this cold temperature turns her hair redder every day Tsk, Tsk!! Maybe some hair coloring would do something for you Barb. T-N-T Andy, was your "allergy" worse Tuesday night. We noticed you coughing and sneezing when we walked into the Lansing gym The fresh air did some good, didn't it? T-N-T Plant Mr. and Mrs. Henry Demeulen- aere of Victor have a philodenron plant that is at least 30 feet long and is still growing. They also have another one that is 13 feet long. Rules for winter picnic By Marge Rules for a Winter Picnic ( If anyone is crazy enough to have one ) L Don't plan a picnic when the temperature is 0 degrees; wait all its 20 below. Z If you find someone you don't particularly care for, bide the "Thin Ice" sign and tell them bow This *n That — By Marge Mary, how is the "dog" situation out at your farm? ? ? ? I've had numerous requests from your fans to ask you this, so***????""" T-N-T Overheard: Just because you're Hot Lunch — Monday — Tomato soup, crackers, milk, beef burger, bread and butter, apple crisp. Tuesday — Chili and crackers, milk, cheese sandwiches, apple sauce, relish tray, cake. Wednesday — Weiner in bun, milk, baked beans with ham, sunshine salad, peach sauce. Thursday — French fried chicken, green beans, milk, corn bread and honey butter, fruit juice, pear half. Friday — Fish sticks, tarter sauce, potatoes and butter, bread and butter, peas, fruit cup, milk. Bowl Where You See The Magic Triangle AO Teams & JndKrickni Bonders Welcome — 8 ALLEYS — LILAC LANES l ausectera We* Union, loir* EARL SCHNEIDER INSURANCE AGENCY la A Regular INSURANCE SUPERMARKET Where You Get TV BEST DEALS ON INSURANCE And You Get Sl^VICE.TOO! FAYETTE THEATRE Thura, • FrL • Sat, Feb. 1 - 2 - 3 DORIS DAY JACK L6MM0N In TWINKLE AND SHINE Sun.. Mon. • Tuea. Feb. 4 - 5 - 6 SONYA WILDS JAMBS WtANaSCUS la I PASSED FOR WHITE Harlan Homemakers Discuss window Treatment recently MAYNARD — Group singing of familiar songs and the "Farm Bureau Spirit" opened the meeting of the Farm Bureau Homemakers of Harlan township Tuesday. Jan. 23, in the home of Mrs. I. P. Stewart with Mrs. Donald Fish, music chairman as the leader. The lesson on window treatment was presented by Mrs. Gene Brownell and Mrs. Orland Struve and followed by open discussion on the merits and practicability of the several curtain materials now available. Mrs. Raymond Lang, chairman, opened the business hour with a report on the recent county women's business meeting at Fayette. Future meeting places, dates and topics for Harlan Homemakers were written in the year-books and plans were made for serving two dinners. One will be for a men's meeting at the Farm Bureau building. Fayette, late in February- The other will be at the Community hall for Farm Bureau men and women of Harlan township on Feb. 5. This will be a 7:30 p. m. ham dinner followed by a social hour. Mrs. A. F. Bergman, reading chairman, reported the names of eight women who have read five or more books the past year. They are Mrs. Lang, Mrs. Fish. Mrs. W. P. Truesdell, Mrs. Harold Hare, Mrs. Struve, Mrs. Henry Kappmeyer, Mrs. John Thiele and Mrs. Bergman. These women and others in the county with like records will be honored at the annual county Women's Day program at the Maynard Community hall on Mar. 19. A large amount of materials for handwork was brought to the meeting in response to the request of Mrs. Ivan Gamier, chairman of the special project for the year. These will be taken to the County Home to help supply handwork for its residents. 3 new assistant Commissioners approved Fayette County Soil Conservation District Commissioners approved Ervin J. Burrack, Albert Bodensteiner, and E. W. Maurer as assistant commissioners at their January meeting. Five applications for district cooperator agreements were approved; Leonard F. Duffy, Jefferson Township. Roland Gilliam, Jefferson Township, J. Leo Lynch, Eden Township, Harold Diemer, Bethel Township, William Wilson and Churchill Williams, Scott Township. The three commissioners Alfred Stewart, Hildor Gilbertson, and Carl Lueder attended the Annual Commissioners Short Course at Ames Jan. 24 and 25. The annual dinner and election of a commissioner to the Fayette County Soil Conservation District for a six year term is to be held in the Farm Bureau building in Fayette Feb. 12, 1961 Between 1850 and 1860, the population of Vermont was reduced by half. This was caused by an extensive migration westward JAMES E. BROMWEU, SECOND IOWA DISTRICT Emergency loans to eligible farmers may be applied for at the local office of the Farmers Home Administration through June 30. 1952. Every county in the Second District has been made eligible by reason of weather damage to crops. —B— The President's trade program has been proposed. One point of major controversy now dear is the "adjustment assistance" portion which would provide aid for persons and industries affected by tariff reductions. The dispute among Communists over "co-existence" is not a dispute over how to get along with the United States; it is a disagreement as to whether force should be used in taking over the West. The new farm program proposals expected very soon. Word is that the Department of Agriculture still has not decided on all its recommendations. Someone should coordinate, a) the Wilderness bill which would permanently retire 60 million acres, b) Agricultures' proposal to permanently retire 25 million acres, and c) regular national park and monument creation. For every dime we will spend on Agriculture next year, we will spend over 16 cents for interest alone on the National Debt ( at about $19,000 per minute ). —a— Yugoslavia's position is that in the event of war between East and West it would be on Russia's side. Last week the United States approved the shipment of valuable nucear material to Yugoslavia upon its word that it would be used only for "peaceful purposes". Missionary nurse to Speak at local church Miss Leora Strope, missionary' nurse to the Republic of Haiti, in the West Indies, will speak Saturday, Feb. 2. at the Fayette Wesleyan Methodist church, at 2 p. m. and 7 p. m. Miss Strope, who first went to Haiti in 1958, has been stationed at Port Margot as a part of- the expanding missionary program of the Department of World Missions of the Wesleyan Methodist church in Haiti. Twenty-five missionaries together with a large staff of national preachers are active there in evangelism, and operate three Bible schools, two hospitals and three dispensaries. Miss Strope, a graduate of Marion college, Marion Ind, and of nurses' training at the Immanuel Institute, Omaha, Neb., taught at the Brainerd Indian school in South Dakota and served as pastor's assistant in the Gordon, Neb. Wesleyan Methodist church before going to Haiti. Miss Strope, who is residing at Orchard, Neb., plans to return to Haiti for a second term after completing her furlough period. Career After nearly 60 years with the Ores ton newspapers Charlie Miner recently retired. He had started his long career as a printer's devil in his early teens. He was born in Creston and has lived there all his life. NEW SPRING MERCHANDISE... ... LS NOW ARRIVING DAILY. AT MAURER'S IN FAYETTE Selection Includes A Large Assortment of • SPRING MATERIALS SEWING SUWilES ^ • SPORTS DENIMS DRIP DRY WEAR * 111111

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