Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on March 1, 1962 · Page 2
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Mf Neighbors Established In 19M NATIONAL ¥ EDITORIAL ,S^>C0TI^N Subscription Rates Ir. Fayc'.t* and Adjoining Counties .. ... Outside rayettc and Adjoining Counties $3.00 Per Year S3.50 Per Year The Leader is published weekly in Fayette. Iowa, and distributed "'t'» the ten-footer I told jy morning Entered at the Post Office at Fayette. Iowa the opposition I wouldn't class matter, under the Act of March 3. 1879. touch their bill with:" Maurice Stoneman. Owner and Publisher on Th ss ; Editorial Comments - - - Organized Minorities ha We Americans, on the average, have more money spend than we had a year ago. Pay scales are Ther in many lines, more y>bs avail ••-.!»:<• - Gone by the standard indicates, the recession of 1W1 ended quite awhile back. *:'>•. seasonally adjusted unemployment rates continue :.;> run close to the level of a year ago. Some th-n? like C per cent of the people who want to work ::'t able to find work. Why does this anomaly exist? Th-Te is. of course, no single answer. But one can place a finger on important causes of substantial unemployment in the period of high industrial and business activity. And one of these, according to leading economists, is tlx* increase in the minimum wage, and the extension of federal wage hour law t--i.e-age. that occurred last September. This increase ha-red from jobs workers who. because of inexper- irn'-e or some other cause, simply weren't worth the higher rales to the employer. There should be a mora! in this for the future as further increases, and further extensions, are urged on Congress. Take, for example, retail trade which, by its nature, offers work and learning opportunities for the unskilled. But operates on an extremely mod >•:-! profit margin in an intensely competitive business climate. So. if wages are forced beyond a eer- l-iin point, by artificial means, fewer workers will be able (o find jobs. It's an old story. When wage levels fail to take account of productivity, unemployment becomes a constant problem. The Kennedy administration has admitted it had no intention of keeping the promises made during the election campaign. And the authority is none less than Attorney General Kennedy. Keynoting the first White House regional conference at Chicago, he said: "I>.t me assure you that I did not come here to make any promises-all that is behind us now." The mostly Democratic audience at the tax-financed political rally laughed and applauded. Then the grinning Bobby continued in similar vein. He told a mythical tale about dreaming of all the promises he and his brother, President Kennedy, made during the 19C0 campaign. At the inevitable meeting with St. Peter in the dream. Bobby related, he was handed a piece of chalk and was told he could enter Heaven only if he wrote every broken promise on the rungs of a ladder leading to the Pearly Gates. As Bobby told it. he had climbed up the ladder pretty far. scribbling a broken promise on each rung, when someone passed him coming down. It was President Kennedy. "What are you doing up here?" Bobby said he asked "I'm going down for more chalk," the President replied. This story, like the first one. brought new gales of laughter from the Democratic audience. But is it really funny, or a fit subject even for partisan humor'.' Or is joking about broken promises a de monstration of hard shelled and brazen cynicism? President Kennedy promised to "get this country mo\ing again" and find jobs for everybody. The fact that he has broken his promise is not funny to the seven per cent of the work force who are jobless. President Kennedy promised that his farm program would cost up to $2 billion less than the Eisenhower program. The fact that he has broken this promise with a farm program costing $1 billion more than the Eisenhower program, with little crop reduction, is not funny either to farmers or consumers. President Kennedy promised a balanced budget if possible. The fact that he has broken this promise with a $3.9 billion deficit in fiscal 1961 and now a $G.9 billion deficit in fiscal 1962 is not amusing to the nation's tax payers. President Kennedy promised to restore allegedly lost U. S. prestige. The fact that he has broken this promise, causing U. S. prestige to skid to an all-time low by foreign policy fiascos, is not amusing to any American. Bobby may think that the breaking of solemn campaign pledges is funny, but the American people -especially those who voted for Kennedy on the basis of his promises-will not agree. In joking about broken pledges, Bobby taitly admits that the Kennedys squeezed by victory on the basis of a campaign made up of statements they never intended to keep. Chattin' With Stonev We'd like to congratulations t ' " *•'••-" ' Oelwein on bar.. '•>• standing younc • • • " ,; Sunday. He «, 1 - " • > '' Iowa Jayccr-s "'• ' candidates •' they couldn't lv- • • • • ••• choice. Mr. Saur hr- worker on ma:; : ' .'- and fund raisin =: - h done a very fr • .-••-> c-'i:r; attorney. He is ;!.-••>"£ the award. We received : • • day which cone- :• • ' " - uation ( if ther. .-*.d '• feel it merits >• • • ' • - i: :•. a story in just - r.;'.'.,.:% manner. The story v - ;>r. • message given ».;. !>:• , : t>. "• Daniel, presider: ' !'.;'.: County ( Georp. '.'•(! „i S iety. It goes as f "WHOSE BREAD I EAT HIS SONG I MUST SING" Why Is Unemployment High? A plan is afoot which would federalize ( a word which is virtually synonymous with socialize ) nation's electric power industry. The Chamber of Commerce of the United States h;is vividly outlined the steps in this plan with a series of color slides, accompanied Tjy a script. The steps, include, all over the country, federal dams, federal nuclear power plants, federal interties of transmission lines between widely seperated areas, and expanded REA generating and transmission systems. The advocates of this plan, it car> be safely said, 'represent a small minority of the American people. All the available evidence indicates that the great majority of the people favor taxpaying private enter- prise-in the power business as in any other business -as against tax-exempt, tax-subsidized government monopolies. But an organized political minority, which knows what it wants, has defeated disorganized majorities on countless past occasions the world over. And that could happen here-if the voters and taxpayers don't awaken and make their views known. There is absolutely no need for federalized power, or any kind of socialized power. The taxpaying utility industry will provide all the power we can use whether from coal, oil, falling water or the atom, as its planned multi-billion dollar expansion program for the future indicates. Will it be permitted to do that? |Do You Recall * I 20 - 30 - 40 Years Ago i:s!:i::Hiii!iUiiM:::::!:::i::!::::::U;::::i!H 20 Years Ago — The navy department last week released a list of 1010 navy and marine corps officers and enlisted men presumed to have been taken prisioner by the Japanese on the islands of Wake and Guam and at Pieping, Tientsin, and Shanghai, China. Fifty-six of these were Iowans, including 30 enlisted naval and marine corps and 26 civilians. The end of the W. P. A. That is what Fayette county sees as the women, past or present. Or the 301 votes received in this locality those having the highest number are as follows: John R. Mott, D. B. Henderson, "Tama Jim" Wilson, Henry Wallace Sr., Herbert Hoover, Gov. Kirkwool, Carrie Chapman Cott, "Ding" Darling, William B. Allison, W. S. Kenyon, James W. Grimes, J. B. Grinnell, J. P. Dolliver, Harvey Ingham, Alice French, Herbert Quick, — — — Postville Herald —•— fall which she suffered early in November. The sudden death of Dr. B. F. Simonson, Head of the Department of Mathematics of Upper Iowa University, on Monday morning Feb. 27, came as a severe shock to all who knew him. The electric light and power industry of the nation will spend approximately $740,000,000 in 1922 for additional plants and equipment to meet the constant increasing demands for service. Late yesterday afternoon the river rose to the highest point that has been known since the new bridge was put in, and the highest known for a long time before that. Many cellars were flooded, some of them to a depth of two or three feet. result of a notice recently received from the federal employment 40 Years Ago — agency, announcing that no more appropriation is available for pay ing for "made" 1 work. Don't worry too much about sugar rationing when it commen ces. Don A. West, director of the - consumer division of the Office of Price Administration, says: "Sugar rationing will work no hardship on anyone. Most of us never use as much as we will be permitted to buy each week, anyway." 30 Years Ago — Mrs. Blanche George, 68, died Sunday at Sartori Memorial hospital in Cedar Falls, and the funeral was held Tuesday at her home in Janesville, Iowa. Mrs. George formerly. Blanche Leslie was known in Fayette in the 90 's being a student 6tU. L'V.i and a graduate in 1892. Mrs. B. J. Langerman, who has been ill for some time, passed away Tuesday morning. She,- was born in Fayette county, a, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Isaac Homewood, • A, state b||jtorl8o f through local: chapters ;ot $a ; J&A R., has asked for »jv *f eirpreasion concerning J Iowa's mosV" prominent men and -J Mrs. W. C. Mouser passed away Tuesday, February 28, after a 97 Mr. Thomas Fee, of near Cherokee recently celebrated his 97th birthday. He is still active and lives alone in his farm home. March Is The Month For Spring Remodeling LOW COST — LOW TERMS BEST MERCHANDISE GUARANTEED SERVICE Donald Vandersee PLUMBING and HEATING Homemakers Dateline by Dorothye E. Busching Fayette County HOME ECONOMIST V-J where did February go? It .-• •--.i .:-.'>' a short time ago that v. t «ire thinking about New Y< ,\r's resolutions and getting used to writing 1962 instead of" 19611 F, r me the month brought a « rar .ee combination of events including a two week bout with mumps, attending a bridal show ;n Ctdar Rapids, and helping rea»: leg of lamb for the Fayette- Winne>hic-k Sheep Producers meet- i:-£- D-E-B We need only look in the store windows to know that spring is • we hope! i just around the corner. The popular colors for spring and summer are fresh and crisp, like a dish of sherbet. Especially popular color families for the coming season appear to be yellows and blues. The fashionable prints for spring are found in a wide variety from large multi-colored abstractions to more delicate small floral prints in the fresh spring colors. D-E-B For those who like to sew, the Mnall by in ^ w.'.h my .': cJdri .-S n Pare, then •»• old Georgia .•ii the banks i : • There was .'. ns. especial- counties I remember. , knee britches, z . father to hear by Honorable St' ; •' Congressman fn>:i. : 12th District. It «;.: of the Ocmulgce K, a barbecue, and < ly farmers from i gathered — this was U-fore the first World War. It seemed that s<.:ri .i>ne in the Congress had introduced a bill that would give the farmers some money provided the;, did some thing. The congressman vigorously opposed it. I have no idea 'A hat it was. because I was watching a "dirt dobber" making a hall of mud. The congressman snapped me to attention, Iinwewr. Alien he said "I'm going to tell you a true story about the wild hogs that once lived al*>ut forty miles down the river." "Years ago," the congressman said, "in a great horse shoe U-nd down the river, there lived a drove of wild hogs. Where they came from on one knew, hut they survived floods, fires, freezes, droughts and hunters. The greatest compliment a man could pay to a dog was to say that he had fought the hogs in Horse-Shoe Bend and returned alive. Occasionally a pig was killed either by dogs or a gun — a conversation piece for years to come." "Finally a one-gallused man came by the country store on the river road ,and asked the whereabouts of these wild hogs. He drove a one-horse wagon, had an axe, some quilts, a lantern, some corn and a single barrel shot gun. He was a slender, slow moving patient man — he chewed his tobacco deliberately and spat very seldom." "Several months later he came back to the same store for help to bring out the wild hogs. He stated that he had them all in a pen over in the swamp." "Bewildered farmers, dubious hunters and store-keepers all gathered in the heart of Horse-anoe Bend to view the captive hogs. 'It was all very simple,' said the one-gallus man, 'First put out some corn. For three weeks they would not eat it. Then some of the young ones grabbed an ear and ran off in the thicket. Soon they Creek Bottom Comments — By Reuben At the height of the fighting against Tshombe and the Katanga, Richard J. Whalen asked a U. N. official, why is the United States niaking war-by-proxy on a pro- Western, ami Communist government'.' The official replied, with tape recorder faithfulness to his superiors, "we are merely supporting the U. N. in achieving limited objectives related to_ its mission of preserving peace and maintaining order in the Congo. The U. N. isn't trying to force Katanga to do anything". When asked about the report of a jet- fighter strike, in which a children's hospital was hit, the spokesman shrugged it off, saying, "these allegations are a pack of lies", then smilingly added, "you can make it stronger if you like". One woman gushed, "oh, I like that, I'll make it a pack of damned lies". These little episodes reveal a terrible truth about the U. N. Its not nearly so much a world organization as a state of mind in the addled heads of too many people. The REALITY of the U. N. were all eating it, then I commenced building a pen around the corn, a little higher each day. When I noticed that they were all wait- inn; for me to bring the corn and had stopped grubbing for acorns and roots, I built the trap door. Naturally,' said the patient man, they raised quite a ruckus when they seen they was trapped, but I can pen any animal on the face of the earth if I can jist get him to depend on me for a free hand out.' We have had patient men in our central government in Washington for years. They are using our own dollars instead of corn. I still think about the trap door and the slend er, stooped man who chewed his tobacco deliberately, when he spat and turned to the gathered citizens many years ago and said, "I can pen any animal on the face of the earth if I can jist get him to depend on me for a free hand-out is badly obscured by what too many people are determined to believe about it. regardless of the FACTS. Therefore the TRUTH matters little. The ridiculous result is a hazy, farfetched self hypnosis. Newsmen, officials, and too many citizens respond to this hyp notic inner voice, we must support the U. N.. we must support the U. N. . .Completely ignored is the ugent question facing these United States, IS THE U. N| WORTH SUPPORTING? Anyone who approaches the U. N. with eyes open cannot fail to be deeply impressed by the grotesque unreality. At least 20 of the 104 members are "nations" in name only. The 50 smallest members have a total population of only 150 million. But far worse, they are either unable or unwilling to contribute their tiny fraction of the operating cost. Yet they are the very ones contributing the most of the complexity and confusion. Eight-three members have paid NOTHING toward the Congo operation. The U. N.'s unpaid bill will be $170 million by next June. Why docs the United States submit to all this? Because people' like Adlai Stevenson are bemused to the point of blindness by the great, empty, costly abstractions which the U. N. symbolizes. FAYETTE THEATRE Thursday - Friday - Saturday March 4-5-6 One show nightly at 7:30 p. m. FREE! Get your Magic Mystic Mask to see the movie thrill of thrills!* •ft Only by looking through the mask will you live the terrors of AJSW PROOUCnOK-liiDEPIH DJ«DISIONafldBfl^OII«B™lS!Z^ ^iu6wtf W iiw »m til Sunday - Monday«Tuesday March 4 -5-6 ANGEL BABY Starring George Hamilton, Mereedti McCembrldge, Joan Blondell pattern books are filled v with a fine variety of patterns featuring the soft silhouettes and lines popular for spring. Marterlals are available in an exciting variety of colors, prints find weaves to be fashioned into distinctive looking ensembles. D-E-B I find myself among those anxious to sew for spring, and especially anxious to use my new machine. The dilemma of which brand and style sewing machine to buy is becoming more complex as additional features and styles appear on the market. The machine that does a lot of fancy stitching may definitely appeal to one seamstress while another will prefer the straight stitching machine minus all the "extras". The bulletin "Today's Sewing Machines. . . Which for You?" presents a detailed discussion of the points to be considered in buying a machine. If you would like to receive this bulletin free, drop us a card asking for bulletin FS-926. D-E-B I'm sure many of you have an old picture frame around the house, made of fine wood; but sadly in need of refinishing. On March 6, 10:00 a. m. - 3:00 p. m. a workshop will be held at the Extension Office in Fayette on "Refinishing and Reclaiming Picture Frames'*. Topics to be discussed include reclaiming, refinishing, painting mitering corners, use of inserts and mats and putting pictures into the frame. Emejda Kunau, extension art specialist from Iowa State University will be present to help make this day a learning experience for everyone. For further information about plans for the day write or call the Extension Office, Fayette. D-E-B Did you realize that potatoes offer a high return in food value for the money you spend for them? A medium sized potato supplies one fifth of the vitamin C needs for a day, especially when it's cooked in the skin. Niacin, thiamine, phosphorus and potassium arc also found in potatoes. Most of these nutrients are found in a narrow layer under the skin. That is why baked potatoes offer more nutritionally. But, if you do peel potatoes, be sure to keep those peelings thin! D-E-B Now is the time for the winter's best grapefruit supply. The market supplies will be slightly less than last year, due to the early winter freeze in Texas and Florida. Most of our supply will be coming from Flordia because the Texas crop was almost wiped out in the freeze. Although prices are still low, they are beginning to increase- In shopping for grapefruit, look for those that are heavy for their size. By comparing their weights in your hand, you can find those that are full of juice.' D-E-B I'm hoping many of you will plan to attend our workshop on picture frames. there's always enough hot water with GAS \ A gas water heater heats water faster than you can use it. The moment you turn on the tap, a searingflame goes to woty. heat*: ing water to replace what you use. It costs less to heat water with gas, too. So tor economy, plenty of hot water alw^, Mi trouble-free operation, don't settle for less than gas. And,- to make wash day a free and easy day, get a gas clothes dryer. ; Your clothes come out sweet and fresh and fluffy .soft., D If you live beyond the gas mains see your friendly LP ;dealer, WAtHPAYt ARE SHORTER AND SWEETER WITH OAS MAUnmrnHS -^SINO AND HflATINO ' ^f!MO ANDifiiATINQ!^

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