Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on February 8, 1962 · Page 2
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^stMOmsfas^ My Neighbors Creek Bottom. Comments — By Reuben Established In 1914 "POT NATION A L EDITORIAL Subscription Rates In Fayette and Adjoining Counties $3.00 Per Year Outside layette and Adjoining Counties $3.50 Per Year The Leader is published weekly in Fayette, Iowa, and distributed on Thursday morning. Entered at the Post Office at Fayette, Iowa as second class matter, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Maurice Stoneman. Owner and Publisher "Five months picketing— any other experience?" Editorial Comments - - - Candid Views Of Administration As the fir.st year of the Kennedy Administration ended ncv.spape-s all over the country presented can did views of what in their opinion, it had accomplished <-•- r .?i!rd to ncrmplish. The Associated Press gathered a s-/able g-.iup of these together, and quoted key para- i- r.phs. Tree make interesting reading. A 1m?st all of the papers were critical of the Ad- m'nnt-ntion policy, or lack of policy that led or at I. ,v-t substantially contributed to the Cuban fiasco. Policy on Laos also came in for heavy criticism. A n"nibc • felt that the Administration, and the President, had p'i-s»:ed a wavering and indecisive line in foreign policy in general. At the same time, there were those who felt that M>\ Kennedy had g r own in office, and has learned many ha-d facts of life that he didn't know before. And. of course, there was a universal hope that in the hi'iit p ?ll he would be successful. On domestic issues, the press divided more widely, as is always the case, and kept closer to party ties. For it.stance. The Dallas Morning News said: "On the domestic front, we feel his administration has pushed the New Frontier too far. Spending has been grossly excessive. N'o effort is being made to balance the budget or cut down the debt." On the other side of the fence, Editor and Publisher Choate, of the Boston Herald- Traveler wrote: "In a world changing so fast that today's success may be tomorrow's disaster, I am convinced the Kennedy administration has done-on the whole- an outstanding job in 1961. Except for the Castro disaster the President has shown great courage, firmness and resolution." And a yes-and no view was voiced by the New York Daily News: "We'd say he hasn't done as well as his political and press fawners and flatterers say he has, or as badly as is supposed by his out and out political and press enemies." Now Mr. Kennedy has entered his second year in office, and he must go again to Congress with a series of legislative proposals which, in some cases, are revolutionary in nature. Moving on to the specifics what is the outlook? First of all. he will get all, or virtually all, of the military and allied programs he will ask, costly as they may be. He will again urge medical aid to elderly people under the Social Security set-up. But his chances here are considered dim. One reason for thatfs the wide­ spread acceptance by the states of last year's Kerr- Mills bill which provides this kind of aid to the needy under a joint federal-state program, with emphasis on local administration. Another, and very recent reason, . is the announcement by the Blue Cross and the American Medical Association of a plan to provide low-income people. 65 and older, with a variety of medical services for about S3 a month, on a voluntary, private basis. Federal aid to education is up again, as always, and it is Administration backed. But here, too, the chance of Congress approving the Administration mea- Tax exemptions are th> most delusive fantasy in the politico taxation picture of today, both at state and national level. We the people can't possibly win with ex emotions. Only minority groups with effective lobbyists can win. and their victories are questionable and short sighted. The reasons why so are simple and obvious. If appropriations are to be matched with reveni'c, the more exemptions, the higher the tax rati must bi on the taxable values t\<>\ ex empted. Once again, a dollar is a dollar, whether it be ten dimes, one hundred pennies, or a "folding buck". We were well pleased w.'h the January 20th editorial of tin- D. M. Register in regard parinuituel gambling in Nebraska and Smith Dakota. Last year the ran- track betting in those states ran over 40 million dollars, but * the state "cut" was only a little over one million. ( Last year low's took in over 11 million from cigarette tax. ) Parimutuel gambling is good for the hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, and concessionaires near the race tracks. And it creates law enforcement problems in the mean while. Gambling statistics of our neighboring states prove that many people like to "bet on the ponies" ( or the dogs ). But the same statistics do NOT prove that pari­ mutuel betting is an important source of state revenue, or that such gambling is GOOD for the people. Somewhat on the same tangent, we doubt that legalized liquor-by- the drink would prove to be an important source of state revenue, over and above the revenue now received from the state bottle stores. It would of course be a great thing for the more popular places having such a permit. We believe there would be fully as ninny people who would drink less as there would who would drink more. Liquor-by-the-drink would greatly help some facets of law enforcement. ( We heard Attorney General Hultman discuss this subject during the 1960 campaign. But there will be no legal liquor- bythe drink in Iowa in the foreseeable future. It's doubtful that any such bill will even get out of committee. The lobbying against it will be both tremendous and effective. The key club people will cooperate with the preachers and the WCTU to kill any such move, and the "good" people will be too blessed naive to notice from where their help is coming. LOCALS iff sure seems remote. The cost would be great, and there jjj" is doubt as to the need. A matter of extreme controversy is his anti-recss- ion program. This involves several factors. One, an eight per cent investment credit for industry, designed to encourage spending for new plants and equipment, has the odds on its side. Extension of the unemployment insurance program-which includes lengthening the time benefits would be paid, and bringing in 3 million 20 Years AgO more workers-is in the highly problematical category. _ . _ And his request that Congress authorize him to order tax reductions up to 5 per cent in each bracket, as a spur to purchasing power when he might feel that was needed, would seem to have little future. Congress always resists attempts to limit its control of the national purse strings. A question of absolutely top importance lies in his request for power to lower tariff duties on foreign imports, to a much greater extent than the present law allows the Executive, and to negotiate with the European Common Market. This will be opposed by some industries and some unions. Yet, due to world conditions, the chances are that he will get what he asks, though, perhaps, in modified form. It should be added that, clearly, the- President will back some of his proposals much more strongly than others. In some cases he will, probably, just go through the motions of suggesting and let it go at that. The tariff and anti-recession programs will be given the heaviest White House pressure. Finally, it is wprth noting that many qualified observers think that the President has been quietly but steadily moving toward a more conservative position. And it is a fact that some of his severest critics are, currently, the extreme liberals. T Do You Recall 20 - 30 - 40 Years Ago! Homemakers Dateline by Dorothye E. Busching Fayette County HOME ECONOMIST from set in sleeves of drip dry fabrics. D-E-B Planning is the secret of all successfu entertaining. First choose the serving hour for your meal. Working backward from this, determine a time-table for the food preparation that will allow a few minutes to relax before the guests arrive. A relaxed hostess is a gracious one! D-E-B Soon we may be able to do more than just wonder about the kind of care our frozen foods receive before they reach us. An inexpensive gadget has been developed to chart the "history" of good items. It is placed in the food container at the processing plant when the food is frozen. Then it registers the temperatures the food is exposed to all along the way to the retail stores. This can only lead to better quality frozen products! D-E-B It's none too soon to choose the wash and wear cottons you intend to sew into spring clothes. Many times wash and wear cottons are featured at special low prices that seem to be a bargain. In buying these or any wash and wear fabrics, caution is important. Be sure you buy fabrics that have the design printed on grain. This will eliminate many later problems for you, the seamstress. D-E-B Nowadays "casual" and "work" clothing are no longer two separate and distinct; categories. Output of men's and' boys' sports shirts more than tripled between 1946 and 1959, while production of work shirts actually declined by more than a :•••' fourth. ,A similar trend exists in mien's and boys trousers. Less than a third as many bib overalls are now being produced as in 1947. Work pants styled more like sport slacks seera' to be taking over from dungarees and overalls. Do your plana,/or spring sewing include using some ;ofo the new foam Jamiriited fcbrics* These flew fflrtfr offer #§SP*h wtth « mjnjiwm oT^extm. w»JI#t The laminated foam backing can, be fmia on woven, cottons, woolens, Wb^.tte foam bacidng. is applied to a water repeUaM, ..f«Ar <B.,.* warm bmmm rainwear, em result. It is well to remember that sewing on these foam laminated fabrics does require extra care. For further information on this topic, drop us a card at the Extension Office, Fayette. D-E-B Do you know exactly what amount of what foods are in your home freezer right now? It is certainly a wise idea to keep a running inventory of the foods stored in the freezer. Such an inventory helps you to know how much food you use in a given period of time, and when it would be wise to take advantage of sales to "stock-up". A suggested form for keeping such an inventory is available from the Extension Office, as well,as a recipe for a frozen salad that is always nice to have on hand. We will be glad to send these to you. D-E-B Mixing and matching is as favor- ful in soups as it is fashionable in dress. Here are some combinations you'll enjoy trying: cream of mushroom and asparagus, green peas and beef broth, tomato and vegetable, beef noodle and bean with bacon, and black bean with cream of celery. A hot cup of soup can really "hit the spot" on these cold February days! D-E-B A few bints about sewing on wash and wear fabrics as you sew for spring 1962! Remember. .. 1. To prevent shrinkage of the completed garment, presbrink fabric before cutting Seniors lead honor Roll at West Central the West Central Community school led the other high school classes in having the most names on the honor roll for the first semester. They are Sandra Alshouse, John Arp, James Ashby, Teresa Bartels, Linda Bark, Kathleen Barry, Geraldine Berry, Gayela Bruner, Mardene Davis, Jean Dehut, Beverly Hoehne, Dennis Kane, Renee Lang, Nancy McClain, Terry Oltrogge, Barbara Ross, Patricia Shadle, Wayne Shannon, LaVern Wegner and Laurel Woods. On the Junior list is: Judy Derr, Gary Gamier, Ann Gilmer, James Harrison, Helen Kauten, Jean Nus, Virginia Parsons, Janice Peterman, Janice Potratz, Linda Vargason. Sophomores: Lee Buhr, Barbara Claxton, Mary Eldridge, Dorothy McClain, Shirley Ross. Freshmen: Mark Arthur Jane Ashby, Martha „_ ~ Claxton, Mary Hamilton, Linda 30 Yean Ago Sunday was the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Kiel and they were surprised by forty of their relatives and friends, who came with a delicious dinner in their honor. Upper Iowa University's debate team leaves today for Moorehead. Minn., to participate in the Red River Valley debate tournament, which will take place at Concordia College Friday. Mrs. Edna Benbow Schrafel, field representative of the Midwest branch of the Red Cross, will be in Fayette Sunday. Newspaper men of northeast Iowa and their wives will be guests of Upper Iowa University next week Friday, Feb. 13, at the fourth annual press conference. For those who cannot swim, it should be good news that a floating swim suit has been devised that is non-sinkable, H*fcj>atented feature being the lining of a spongy substance that floats. Scattered prevalence of measles in Iowa with relatively heavy concentration of cases in three counties since the first of the year was reported today by the Iowa State health department. Marriages: May Dawn Smith and Elbert Dean; Bernadine Bray and Donald Torgenrude; Georgie Simpson and Ted WA Frantz. Deaths: Miss Irma Blake; and Mrs. Rose Hanchett.' Noel Richard Bacon, son of Mrs. Blanche Knight, was engaged in the Burma road battle. A brief news note which appeared in the dailies Sunday stated that the winging of two Japanese planes was credited to a Randalia young man. With his pre-flight training behind him, aviation student Arnold Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Johnson of Fayette, left the Air Corps Replacement Training Center at Kelly Field this week, to begin flight training. Governor George A. Wilson will be a visitor in Fayette next Monday forenoon, long enough to give a talk at the 9:45 hour ( Chapel Hour ) at U.I.U. The public is invited to come out and hear him. Deaths: Caroline Everett; Mrs. Walter Hunt; Mrs. E. F. Duffield; Mrs. Mary Cook; Art Shepard. Marriages; Miss Mabel Rennison and Charles M. Kock, Miss Marian Durey and Kenneth Stuart. Hansen, Duane Thran and Karol Turner. Uncle Sam seems to be the highest-paid man in village and city in the U. S. More trouble for the world develops in the Orient. Japan, pushing her campaign to put an end to the anti-Japanese boycott in China and with the added provocations of riotous demonstrations, assembl- ed 24 warships. To protect the foreign settlement, four regiments of American marines and several battalions of British troops were standing by. Mrs. Nora Graf and Mrs. Stella Fussell entertained a small company of ladies at a bridge luncheon Saturday. Harold T. Earle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Earle of Fayette, who recently joined the army, and left Des Moines for the West two weeks ago, is leaving today for Hawaii from Angel Island, near San Francisco. After a number of weeks of mild weather, a cold wave struck this region Friday, following a slight rain Thursday night which left a thin coating of ice in everything. The biggest piece of news out in Los Angeles seems to be the fact that Los Angeles was snow-clad for the first time in its 54 years of existence. Two hundred fifteen Iowans will not drive cars this coming year, having been barred from this activity as a result of the new license law. Eight of these are in Fayette County. The year 1932 will be extremely wet, according to Ewald Benesch, Marshfield, Wis., cobbler, who forecasts the weather with an onion. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hall were pleasantly surprised last Sunday, Jan. 31. when a number of relatives and friends dropped in as a reminder of their 45th wedding anniversary. Deaths: Mrs. J. W. Bissell; Mrs. George Burkholder. Marriages: Helen Clark and Clarence Allyn. C. L. Anderson of Rochester, Minn., has purchased the Fayette bakery and took possession Monday. Mr. Anderson, wife and daughter have moved into the Mrs. Carmichael residence on Mechanic Street. This will be the 13th year of organized scouting in Fayette as the nation celebrates the 22nd anniversary of the world's biggest boy program. Dr. P. H. Lotz, formerly head of religious education department of U. I. U., now on the faculty of the Woman's college at Montgomery, Ala., has recently had a new Religious Education," which has betook published entitled "Studies in en adopted by 4? colleges and universities as a class text. Marriages: Mildred Paul and Clarence Nuss; Mary Miller and Earl Wolgamot. Deaths: E. J. Mittlestadt, Ruel P. Camp; Blythe Lydia Davis. Mr. and Mrs. Walker Briggs and grandson, Dennis Briggs, went to Soldier Friday morning and visited at the Ross Briggs home, returning home Sunday evening. —•— Those attending the February Birthday party at the home of Mrs. Caroline Arthur in Randalia Friday, Feb. 2, were Mrs. Ralph Dickinson, Mrs. Alta Owen, Mrs. Pete Gaynor and Miss Ella Foxwell. A favorite dish dinner was held at noon followed by a social afternoon highlighted with each responding to roll call by "Something that happened in February". —•— Mr. and Mrs. Joy Whitford returned home last week from a few weeks visit with their daughter in Beeville, Texas. —•— Robert Fobes of Alexandria, La. visited in the parental Glen Fobes home from Wednesday until Saturday. —•— Saturday overnight guests at the Paul Briggs home were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shepard of Cedar Rapids. Sunday dinner guests of the Briggs were her mother and family, Mrs. Clara Lauer of West Union. —•— Sunday dinner guests at t)ie home of Mrs. Elsie Shepard were her sons, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shepard of Cedar Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shepard and two children, also of Cedar Rapids. —•— Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Butts and family, Altoona, were Sunday visitors of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Butts. —•— Gary Bass, son of Mr. and Mrs. Farrell Bass, is a patient at the West Union hospital having submitted to surgery there on Thursday. —•— Grace Walther League met Wed­ nesday. The topic, "I believe in the Holy Catholic Church" was led by Dayna Dumermuth, and Joe Gibson conducted vespers. —•— Mrs. Alta Owen accompanied her son, Robert and family to Cedar Rapids Sunday where they visited their son and brother, Doyle Owen, who is hospitalized there. They also visited Doyle's family. Extension Council Activities Calendar Saturday, February 10 — Harlan NRG 4-H Club meeting - Maynard Community Hall Westfield Worthy Winners 4-H Club meeting - Farm Bureau Building Windsor Winners 4-H Club meeting - Lois Pieper * * Wadena Wonder Workers 4-H Club meeting Jefferson Good Luck 4-H Club meeting - Mary Ann Stewart Eden Starlets 4-H Club meeting - Kathy Adams Waucoma Urbanettes 4-H Club meeting - Sara Blong fllyria Clipperettes 4-H club meeting - Ulyria Church Smithfield Jolly Jrs. 4-H Club meeting • Kauffman home Union Eager Beavers 4-H Club meeting - Ervin Handel Monday, February 12 ~~ District Soil Commissioners Annual Meeting - Fayette Putnam Foremost 4-H Club meeting - Lamont School Tuesday* February 13 — Eldorado Eagles 4-H Club meeting • Township Hall Jefferson County Boys 4-H Club meeting - Joe Hall r^dTor tailor's tacks Wednesday, February 14 work best for markfag patterns. VaUey Sharp^ters4-H Club meeting - Ed Krueger Wax from crayons or carbons is Eden Livestock 4-H Club meeting - Gust Lechtenberg hard to remove from drip dry Thursday, February 15 — fabrics. Family Living Committee meeting - 2:00 p. m. • Extension Office, Fayette 3. Use sharp needles and pins to Smithfield Livewires 4-H Club meeting member fullness is hard to renow Farmlilnstttute, Des Moines 40 Years Ago — Senator Kenyon of Iowa, leader of the agricultural bloc and chairman of the senate labor commission, was named today by President Harding to be circuit judge for the eight district. While Mr. and Mrs. George Spatcher were attending the Odd Fellows' meeting last Thursday night, fire in a closet at their home destroyed some clothing and comforters. A son of Maurce Gorman, living near Lima, had the misfortune Sunday to run or fall into a barbed wire fence, cutting his face quite badly. Iowa farmers have $20,000,000 worth of tractors in the state, according to the agricultural engineers at Iowa State college, although there is a tendency to allow these machines to stand idle, due to the cheapness of horse feed. Fire Swept through the Chicago Surface Line barns and adjoining buildings at Clark and Devon streets, doing damage estimated at $2,000,000 and seriously impending traffic. Expeditions have gone forth from the United States and foreign counties into the frozen Artie, the listering areas of Africa and to the varying climes of Asia, South America and other lands in quest of aninmal and vegetable specimens and data to add to the knowledge of man. Maj. Ray S. Miller and Liet. Joe Westover, aviators of the Minnesota National Guard observation squadron, who were forced to land on Lake Lax, north of Duluth, are safe. Possibly half the orange crop in California and one third of the lemon crop were lost in the three day freeze last week. Jack Dempsey, heavyweight champion, has purchased a house in Los Angeles and announced he would like to make it his permanent residence. He was said to have paid $42,500 for it. "Pussyfoot" Johnson, known everywhere as a man of commanding and interesting character, will lecture in Fayette, Feb. 8, under the auplces of the L. P. A. The first of a series of college lyceum entertainments for which tickets were sold in advance some time ago will be given in the college gymnasium next Monday evening, when the Collegian Entertainers will open the session with their program. Two years of prohibition have caused 17 ,500,000 former consumers to abandon drinking and the entire drink bill of the nation has decreased $2,000,000,000 a year. An Associated Press dispatch states that warning of an impending general strike in the county's industry is given by Secretary Hoover, who declared the public should know what to expect when the national agreements covering the wages and working conditions of miners expire April first. The names of two Fayette students, Jean Barrett and Harold Foster, were read on the honor roll at the chapel service of U. I. U. last week as deserving of special commedation for courtesy during the annual "Courtesy Week." Fire broke out in the developing room of Fred Bents, photograph gallery last evening about eight o'clock, Cub Scouts begin Wood burning project MAYNARD — Cub Scouts of Den 3. Pack 74 met Monday, Jan. 29, after school with their den mother, Mrs. Arnold Paul, and opened the meeting by giving the pledge to the United States flag. They began a wood burning project at this time working on items appreciate for the Valentine season. Outside games were played and treats served by the Den Mother. Duane Leonhart, Michael Slauson and Mark Birdnow, members of Den 2 Pack 74 met Tuesday afternoon with their Den Mother, Mrs. John Birdnow, who served after-school treats upon their arrival. The meeting opened with the pledge to the flag and the Cub Scout promise. A discussion of the meaning of the parts of the promise followed and each boy told of his own recent achievements and accomplishments. The theme of their present project is "Knights of Yore". This includes a study of individual Knights and the making of costumes for themselves. To date each has made the tunic, belt and emblems. Shields, swords, helmets and other insignia will be made later. When costumes are completed they will be worn by the boys on special occasions. The meeting closed with the Cub Scout salute and the living circle. Peace officers meet At community hall MAYNARD — The Northeast Iowa Peace Officers' association met at the Maynard Community hall Tuesday, Jan. 30, with Ed W. Meyer, local justice of the peace, as host. After a social hour the 86 persons present were served a 6:30 p. m. ham dinner by members of the American Legion auxiliary. Dinner music was furnished by George Malven on the trumpet accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Herbert W. Malven. At the close the group joined in singing "America". Dr. Robert S. 'Jaggard M. D., Oelwein, Fayette county coroner, was the featured speaker. He outlined his work in that capacity and stated that most of the cases he had covered had been caused directly or indirectly by drinking He added that the drinking driver causes more accidents than the drunk driver. A short business meeting followed at which time it was decided to hold the next meeting of the peace officers in Manchester in May. Baptized Sunday Dean Roger Vandersee infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Vandersee was baptized Sunday morning at the Grace Lutheran church by the Rev. Norman E. Betke. Roger's sponsors were Mrs. Keiron Odekirk, Miss Shirley Vandersee and Miss Nancy Reed. Dinner guests at the Vandersee home honoring the occasion were the Rev. and Mrs. Betke and two daughters; Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Vandersee, Dennis and Shirley of Sumner; Mrs. Harold Nolting, Waterloo; Mrs. Keiron Odekirk, Debra and Kent, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. George Reed and family, Fayette; Harold Vandersee and LeAnn, Oelwein; Mrs. Elizabeth Pieplow, Aurora; and Sandra Baker, Westgate. STWNGTHIN AMtHKA'i MACS POWfll -U.S. SAVINGS Bowl Where You Sea The MajrjcTriangle All Team* & Individual Bowlers Welcome LILAC LANES FAYETTE THEATRE Thun.. Fri. - S*t DAYS OF AND LAI

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