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Electric revenue increases by four Per cent; expenses by five per cent A year of progress for Interstate Power company, reflecting the strength and stability of the area served, was revealed today with the release of the utility's 1961 annual report. Net ncome for the year increased $272,690 over 1960. The increase in net income was necessary to continue to provide a reasonable return on the company's total investment which includes $11,929,652 in new generating facilities, transmission lines and other equipment added during 1961, the Report states, These additions were necessary to continue to provide good service for the company's more than 156,000 customers. Electric revenues, which accounted for 77 per" cent of Interstate's business rose more than four per Tuberculosis Search to Begin here A search for possible, but as yet, unknown cases of tuberculosis will begin . soon in Fayette county, Mrs. Paul Daniels, Oelwein, president of the Fayette county Tuberculosis and Health association said today. The program, know as a Contact X-ray program will be directed by Mrs. Mattie Peterson R. N., public health nurse. Mrs. Peterson, will be advised by physicians in the community of those persons known to have been in contact with an active case of tuberculosis. Each person referred to Mrs. Peterson is asked to have a tuberculin skin test. This test, done by the family physician will screen out those not needing a 14 x 17 chest X-ray. Reaction to the tuberculin test does not indicate active tuberculosis. Those, however, who do react to the test are advised to have a chest X-ray taken. These persons will be sent a letter giving them an appointment to report to the State mobile x-ray unit. This program has the approval of the Fayette County Medical Society, the Iowa State Department of Health and the Iowa Tuberculosis and Health association. It has been credited by public health • officials for finding the greatest number of tuberculosis cases of any tuberculosis case-finding program in the state. The program is financed from the sale of Christmas seals. cent over last year. The increase was duo to increased consumption of electricity as rates paid by the company's customers have remained the same for the past 10 years. Federal, state, county, municipal and other taxes totaled $7,585,421 an, increase of $416,207 over the previous year. Taxes amounted to 21 cents of each dollar received by the company in revenue during 1961. Operating expenses reflected a Volume 48, Number 9 trend of the times increasing more than five per cent over 1960. The increase in expenses was the result of increased costs of materials, wages and taxes. The report reveals that Interstate had plenty of electric power and gas available to meet the needs of its customers and also closed the year with ample reserve in power plant capacity. An all time peak electric load of 245,185 KW was established during 1961. The theme for the report is "A Shareholder Visits Interstate" and it pictorially depicts one of the 21,800 owners of the company's common stock touring various areas served by the utility. The annual report, which has been mailed to all the shareholders and Interstate Power company's 1200 employees, also presents in detail statistical and financial facts of the company's operations in 1961. The Heart Of Northeast Iowa's Scenic Wonderland Thursday, March 1, 1962, Fayette, Iowa Six Pages This Issue Three one-act plays To be presented here Three one-act plays will be presented on the Upper Iowa university campus on Sunday afternoon, , March 4, in the Colgrove-Walker auditorium. The plays are a project of the acting and directing class which is taught by Mrs. William Esters, instructor ol speech and drama. "If Men Played Cards as Women Do" by George Kauffman, is a comedy with an all-male cast. Appearing in the production, which is directed by Mrs. Esters, is Robert Wick, Lansin, III.; Vince Popolizio, Schenectady, New York; Frank Smith and Tom Wemette, both of Lime Springs. Also being presented is an original play by two Upper Iowa drama students. "In '62 There's More to Do" will be presented for the first time with the following cast: Lynne Lebin, Wilmette, HI.; Tom Wemette, Lime Springs; Frank Smith, Lime Springs; Clair Peterson, Cedar Falls; Lela Giles, Marshalltown; Bob Wick, Lansing, HI.; Vince Popolizio, Schenectady, New York and Scott Lebin, Wilmette, ni. The play is being directed by its authors, Tom Wemette and Frank Smith. The third, presentation is a poetic play by Constnce D'Arcy Mackay, "The Beau of Bath." Characters in the play are portrayed by Scott Lebin, Wilmett, HI.; Clair Peterson, Cedar Falls; and Wanda Webber, Hawkeye. Directors are Bob Wick and Vince Popolizio. Local Legion Post To sell 50 star flags Members of the American Legion Post 339 of Fayette have taken on the project of selling 50-star American flags. Sales will begin immediately, and will continue until all are sold. Larry Farley, commander of the Legion, stated that very few people in this area own one of the 50-star flags. He pointed out that since there are no prospects of additional states joining the union, every home owner and businessman should purchase one of the new flags. He also stated that everyone should become more conscious of the meaning of the flag and display it whenever an occasion arises. The flags on hand at the present time are mainly for the home, the flag measures three feet by five feet, and comes equipped with a pole and a bracket which attaches to the side of the house. The price for- the complete outfit is $4. All members of the Legion will have the flags for sale. They will also be sold at the Legion and Auxiliary barbecue supper March 6, and a house to house campaign will be planned when weather permits. Profits from the flag sale will go to the Legion Treasury and will be used for maintenance and repair of the Legion hall. Some flags are available for immediate delivery. Address a card to American legion, Fayette Iowa and a Legion member will make prompt delivery. Weatherman won't Give more snow local school teachers to Receive $100 pay raise CUB SCOUTS OF DEN 1 are shown above receiving certificates for selling Buddy Poppies. The certificates were presented by V.F.W. Post 1725 of Oelwein. Left to right, they arc: John Orr.. Dennis Lnngcrman, Ricky Scheldel, Steve Butters, Tom Butters. The certificates and flag were presented by Bob White. Mrs. Lawrence Thomas Is Den Mother. Year-end nears for '61 Wool payment program The 1961 wool program incentive payments, to be made this summer, will cover only wml and unshorn lambs which arc marketed before March 31, 19G2, Ellis Thompson, chairman, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation county committee, reminded growers today. That is the closing date for the 1961 program, which extends from April 1, to March 31, 1962. Growers will have 30 days after the closing date in which to file their applications for the payments. Payments to producers for the . 1961, marketing year will follow the same methods used Jn previo'us years. Shorn wool payments will be equal to a percentage of each producer's cash returns from wool sales. The percentage — to be Services held Tuesday For former resident Funeral services for Al Andres, who died Sunday in Minneapolis, were held Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 2 p. m. from the Belles-Wright funeral home in Fayette. Alfred Andres, 70, was born in Burlington, Wis. In 1925 he and his wife, Eva, came to Fayette as newly weds. He operated the Clover Farm Grocery store until five years ago, when he retired. Mr. Andres has been in the veterans hospital since July of 1959. First at Milwaukee, and last April, transferred to Minneapolis. He is survived by his wife; one son Bill Andres of Minneapolis, and three grandson, Bobby, Chuckle and Richard; one sister, Mrs. Julia Humbert, of Burlington, Wis.; one brother Bill Andres, of Milwaukee, Wis. Rev. Jerry Wolcott officiated and burial was in the Grandview cemetery. Youth Center group Has Toboggan party About 50 Fayette youngsters, members of the Youth Center took part in a taboggan party Saturday afternoon. The party was held on the Harold Johnson farm at the north edge of Fayette. After the tobogganning, the entire group came back to the Youth Center for a chili supper, which was served by members and parents. Roberta Gage was chairman of the event, and also had charge at the Center. She did an excellent job, and should be commended. Adults who assisted were Mr. and Mrs. Levi Gage, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johnson, and Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Stoneman. During the dance which followed the supper a Combo from Upper Iowa entertained the group. Members of the combo were: George Malven, piano, Jerry Mykitin, electric guitar and vocalist; Ed Hupfer, drums. It was very evident that their talents were greatly appreciated. Miss Patti Wells is supervisor at the Center. announced later — will be that required to raise the national average price received by all producers for shorn wool during the marketing year up to the incentive price of 62 cents per pound. Lamb payments will be made to each producer who sells lambs that have never been shorn. The payments will be at a rate per hundredweight of live animals marketed to compensate for the wool on them on a basis comparable to the national average incentive payment per pound of shorn woo'. • "" r f- • ~ . The chairman emphasized the importance of keeping adequate records on sales, which must support the information on payment applications. Thus, producers' sales records for shorn wool should show name and address of buyer, date of sale, name and address of producer, net weight of wool sold, and net proceeds to producer after normal marketing deductions. Under the I960 wool program, growers in Fayette county last year received a total of $11,690.52 in incentive payments earned during the marketing year ended March 31, 1961. Teachers in the Fayette Com munity schools will receive a $100 per year p;iy raise during the next school yea.'', as per action of the school hoard Monday night. The $100 pay raise includes all teachers except those holding a master's degree, or a master's degree plus 30 graduate hours. Those who fall in these two categories will receive a $200 per year increase. Superintendent Dean Curtis showed figures to the board members pointing out that the Fayette pay scale was considerably below that of other schools in the area. Beginning salary next year for teachers holding a bachelor's degree will be $3,900. Those having 90 college semester hours to a bachelor's degree will receive $3,300, and those with 60 to 89 college semester hours will receive $3,200. Each year the teachers who remain in the system receive an annual increment of $100 per year for a period of 10 years. The board members also voted in favor of teachers having five days sick leave in their first year, six in their second, seven in their third, eight in their fourth and nine days per year there-after. They also decided on days off to attend funerals. -•-.-•• Supt. Curtis also told the board members that contracts should be issued within the next few weeks. He preferred that the salary schedule be set prior to issuing contracts. Considerable discussion ensued as to who should be offered contracts for the next school year. It was not difinitely decided as to whether contracts would be issu- to all of the personnel, or not. Mr. Curtis stated that he was sure at least two of the teachers were resigning, and would not accept contracts. Mr. Curtis also told the board members that none of the coaches were interested in coaching girls' basketball, arid questioned whether it should be kept on the sports program, or no.t. The group decided that as long as there was enough interest among the girls, it should be kept as a sport. They also decided that it will probably be necessary to purchase a new school bus this year. Mr. Curtis told the board that a new Iowa law makes it necessary to have the books audited. Estimates on the auditing ranged from $150 to $1,200. The Supt. also reported, that a member of the state education department had visited the local school recently. He said tnat it had been decided to include a fourth unit on business education in the curriculium next year. Mr. Curtis said that the new unit will require only the addition of a few typewriters and no new teachers. World Day of Prayer to be Observed here Quotas are set for Freedom bond drive "The Mask* chill audiences; New depth - dimensional process "The Mask," opening Thursday March 1 at the Fayette theatre, is the highest-budgeted feature-length picture ever filmed in and bids fair to raise Mse-plmples than a Canadian winter storm. Although technically not a horror picture" in the usual sense, the Warner Bros, motion picture, first production with ' sequences v?* v .•?".. . .... j-_it. -»_„.,„)„„. thriller or an adventure Into the The film's producer-director, Julian Hoffman, is a man with a long record of notable documentaries to his credit and an "Oscar" for "And So They Live" on his Beaver-Champ- the 44-year-old Montreal'born filmmaker says: •• "The Mask' is something new. Based on an orginal screenplay, it might be termed a fantasy Forrest B. Claxton, Fayette, volunteer county savings bonds cochairman, announced today, Fayette county's share of the Freedom Bond Drive quota is $870,896. The Drive will be conducted during the months of May and •June, the chairman reported, however all sales for the first six months of 1962 will count towards the quota. The Drive theme will be "Underwrite your country's might", and every citizen will be asked to "Buy an extra bond during the Freedom Bond Drive." "We already have a good start towards our quota," the chairman continued," with $98,000 of Series E and H sales during 'January in Fayette county." Plan to hold Benefit dance Plans wore formulated for the "Daffadil Ball", a benefit dance to be held April 28 at the Colegrove-Walker building, when 15 members of the Fayette unit of the Palmer Memorial Auxiliary met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Robert Daniels with Mrs. John Hofmeyer as co-hostess. It was decided to use "Suddenly It's Spring" as the theme. The admission of $3 per couple was voted unanimously. The president, Mrs. Ed Bradley appointed Mrs. Robert Daniels, Mrs. Robert Anthony and Mrs. Howard Johnson to act as the refreshment committee, and Mrs. Roger Bowen and Mrs. Ed Bradley for tickets. The next regular meeting will be held in the Colgrove-Walker building Wednesday evening, March 28, with Mrs. Bradley and Mrs. Bowen as hostesses. Each member is to bring a green, yellow, or black magic marker type pen, as the posters for advance advertising will be made, All interested women of the Fayette community are urged to attend. Bromwell to serve On G. O. P. committee A 12-member House-Senate Republican committee has been named to draw up a statement of G. 0. P. principles. Charles Halleck, House Minority leader selected these House members: James Bromwell of Iowa; Peter Frclinghuysen of New Jersey; Charles Goodell of New York; Melvin Laird of Wisconsin; Glenard Lipscomb of California and Catherine May of Washington. Senator Hickenlooper, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy committee named the following Senators to the committee: Senators George Aiken of Vermont; Wallace Bennett of Utah; Kenneth Keating of New York; Thruston Morton of Kentucky; John Tower of Texas and himself. Congressional leaders said tin' statement would p •» .sc.it: "ll-t 1 at' firmativc position of tl-e Ki|> b i can party which may have been beclouded by the efforts of certain groups to say the Republican party is negative, V.|I ; L!I is IK i, true at all." The annual "World Day of Prayer" observance will be held in the sanctuary of the First Methodist church in Fayette, on Friday, March 9, at 2 p. m. the church women of tiic Wesleyan Methodist church and the Grace Lutheran church have been invited to attend. Theme of the service this year is "For God so Loved the World", Local women who will serve as program leaders will include Mrs. Russell Krion, organist; Mrs. Harold Johnson, Mrs. Jake Yearous, Mrs. Paul Gourley, and Mrs. Lor- c-nz Wilkc, chairman. A vocal group from the high school will sing. Another six to eight inches of snow fell Ofe, the Fayette area Sunday night,* adding to the overabundance of the white blanket already covering the ground. With spring ( on the calendar, at fcast ) only about three weeks off, it will be a jubilant occassion when the green grass begins to show, after being covered with snow for more than three months. The snow fall Sunday night caused the cancellation of many meetings on Monday, and also the closing of all schools in the area. The Fayette Community school remained closed Tuesday, due to the drifting in the rural area which made it impossible for the school buses to run. School Superintendent Dean Curtis stated that as of Tuesday the Due to the accumulation of snow already on the ground, Fire Chief Eldred Dumermuth asks that local residents place a stake near all fire hydrants. Chief Dumermuth stated that although the firemen know approximately where the. hydrants are located, a visible stake might save valuable time In the event of a fire. More time could be. saved tf the residents would keep the snow shoveled away from hydrants near their homes. Fayette school has five days to make up before the end of the school year. He said, however, ..that there were no plans as yet 'for 'holding classes on Saturday. All highways in this area were open to traffic on Monday, with the exception of highway 93 between Fayette and Sumner, which was closed part of Monday morning. Several cars were reported in the ditch along this highway, due to the drifting snow and poor visibility. City workers were busy plowing out streets Sunday night and all day Monday. Tuesday night they completed the clearing of snow from Main street. According to the weather-man, however, spring is not just around the corner. More snow was predicted for this area over the weekend. supernatural. It deals with an filmed in the new depth-dimensional process, has more chills to . *•-- reel than any film of recent ancient mask, .which gives raaca : reel man any «««• ^ hallucinations to anyone who dares to ; put it on.' 1 Four • weeks of J solid camera work were required to get the vintage. . .. As one preview-viewer put ^ it: cute « tenta Mw Cabinet oF Dr. Caltgarl' Study group to meet The Fayette chapter of Uie American Association of University Women will conduct a study group on African Affairs. This study group will meet for the first time Wednesday, March 7, at 8:30 p. m. to Colgrove-Walker Lounge. All depUj-dimenalonal material on film for the, Taylor-Rotfman Pro- .interested, persons are invited to auction, a Beaver-Champion. attend, Garbees entertain Graduating seniors The second in a series of dinners for graduating seniors at Upper Iowa was given Saturday night by Dr. and Mrs. Eugene E. Garbee. Dr. Garbee is president of Upper Iowa. The dinners will replace the annual breakfast and will be small informal affairs where the president and his wife will be able to get to know the prospective graduates better. Over 100 graduates are expected to take part in the spring and summer commencements this year. Denny vase to be placed on exhibit A stoneware vase was made by Paul C. Denny, Jr., assistant professor of art at Upper Iowa University, has been selected for exhibition of orginal works by designer-craftsmen at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. The exhibition will be held from March 4 through April 30 at the Institute after which it will go on national tour. The piece selected is a 24" high stoneware vase with a gray-green glnze on the inside and a brown stained outside surface. This is the eleventh consecutive designer-craftsman show in which work of Mr. Denny has been exhibited. It is open to all designer- craftsmen in a 12-state midwest area. Judging is on the basis of originality, vitality and suitability of the design. Meet on Friday The Social Hour Club will meet Friday afternoon, Moron 2, at the home of Mrs. Justin Herwlg. Roll call responses to, "are you a silly saver", General meeting of W. S. C. S. on March 7 The general meeting of the W. S. C. S, will be held March 7, in the basement of the Methodist church. Tlv l.:-.:.on topic will be Woman's Ci.-T-.in^ SU'tus. I'cvntiins will lu> iirul by Mrs. K. A. Billings, and Mrs. Albert Martin will give the Irssin. Hostesses wi'l be Mrs. Donald V; :i ,.v'!(^\ M -s. V/altcr Turner and iVl-.i. Il.irry Randall. Ou March 21, the following circles will meet. Rachel Circle, with Ardis Johnson as hostess and lola Stannard co-hostess. Deborah Circle, Elaine Linge hostess and Viola Webb co-hostess. Esther Circle, Kay Beck hostess and Margaret Finger co-hostess. Electa Circle will meet March 27, with Jennie Gallaher as hostess. Texas visitors set Summer picnic date lowans who spend the winter in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas voted to hold their summer picnic June 24 at Marshalltown. Attendence at the winter picnic at McAHen, Texas was 832, the largest Iowa picnic ever held in McAllen. Forrest Smith, Marshaltown, was elected president; Verne Thomas, Greenfield, vice president; and Mrs. Forrest Smith, secretary-treat surer. These officers will have charge of the June 24 picnic at Marshalltown and the 1663 picnic at McAUen, Dates set for County feed-grain Sign-up meetings Sip,n-up meetings for the 1962 f C' A grain program have been scheduled for tlie week of March 5 - 9. The meetings will be held in the Farm Bureau building in Fay- ettc. Ileethig dr.te" for fits individual townships are as follows: Monday, March 5 — Scott, Clermont Pleasant Valley, Union. Tuesday, March 6 — Smithfield, Fairfield, Illyria, Auburn. Wednesday, March 7 — Oran, Dover, Eden, Jefferson. Thursday, March 8 — Harlan, Banks, Bethel, Center. Friday, March 9 - Westfield, Windsor, Putnam, Fremont. Those who sign up for the 1962 feed grain program may receive one-half of their earned diversion payment at once. This advance may be in the form of a certificate which may be redeemed in grain or in the form of a sight draft for cash. Those who cannot attend one of the sign-up meetings, may sign up at the Fayette county A. S. C. S. office at a later date. Those who do attend the sign-up meeting are asked to use the rear door of the Farm Bureau building. To meet during lent The women of the First Methodist church will meet in prayer groups, for a half hour, every Wednesday morning during lent. The first group of meetings will be held March 14, at ,9 a, m. in the following homes; Mrs. Cha-les Webb, Mrs, Qrant Kiel, M »- J-Or .Yearous and MJTB, . Lorfciw Wttkt. Those attending may attend the . group in their section of town.