Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on March 8, 1962 · Page 1
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Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, March 8, 1962
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County youth observe National 4-H club week DesMoMT About 625 youth in Fayette county will observe National 4-H Club Week, March 3 to 10. The young people are among the 2,296,000 4-H'ers who belong to about 93,000 clubs in urban, suburban and rural areas throughout the United States. Among the special 4-H Week activities planned for Fayette county will be window displays. The week has a number of local Huliman To seek Re-election Evan Hultman, currently serving his first term as Attorney General of the State of Iowa, today announced that he would again seek the Republican nomination for the office of Iowa Attorney General. Hultman, during his first term as Iowa Attorney General, was elected to the nine-member Executive Committee of the United States Attorneys General Association, the governing body of the various State Departments of Justice. The Iowa Attorney General in his first 14 months in office has waged a vigorous campaign for more effective enforcement of state laws by public officials and especially against organized crime. His efforts were recognized by his recent appointment as vice-chairman of the Interstate Crime Committee working in close co-operation with the United States Department of Justice. At the present time, Hultman is and notional aims-among them: To give members a chance to measure p"ogress and sot new goals, influence more youth to join or form 4-H club?, acquaint more parents with the organization and enlist .their aid; encourage more persons to volunteer as local leaders, stress learning to live and serve cooperatively with others, and recognize the major part played by friends of 4-H. The week will be highlighted in Washington, D. C. by a team of 4-H'ers, representing members everywhere, who will give the annual "4-H Report to the Nation." The report will review in story and pictures outstanding 4-H achievements and current projects. While in the nation's capital, the reporter-delegates will visit the White House, meet members of Congress, high Government officials, and other national leaders. After a short stay in Washington, they expect to go elsewhere for a few days to meet with other friends of 4-H. Sharing honors with club members in all States will be nearly 310,700 men and women who serve as unpaid volunteer leaders, and guide 4-H work in local communities throughout the 50 states and Puerto Rico. The Heart Of Northeast Iowa's Scenic Wonderland Volume 48, Number 10 Thursday, March 8, 1962, Fayette, Iowa Eight Pages This Issue Financing arran G a Major in the Army Reserve, serving as the Judge Advocate General of the 103rd Infantry Division. He entered the service as an Infantry Private in 1943, attended officer candidate school where he was the honor graduate of his class, and at the age of 20V became one of the youngest infantry company commanders during World War H. Hultman has been active in civic affairs with emphasis on youth associations such as the YMCA, and Boy Scouts where he has held many offices. Hultman has served numerous offices in 'the Junior Chamber of Commerce and recently completed his second term as General Legal Counsel of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. Hultman stated there are a number of programs and projects in the Attorney General office which we have under study and others which have only recently been put into effect which will Council Discusses S-N-O-W-/ Snow removal was one of the main topics of discussion at the regular meeting of the town council, Monday night. The heavy and frequent snow storms this winter has caused considerable drain on the resources of all Iowa towns. The four snow storms during the past month alone have cost the town of Fayette $739.50 for its removal from Main street. The council voted to remove the last snowfall which occurred Saturday and Sunday, but indicated that any future precipitation of this nature would be left to melt. Council members also discussed service stations pushing snow off their drives into the street. They decided to ask the station operators to clear the snow off their drives prior to the time the streets arc being cleaned. The problem of parking on the streets during the winter months was also discussed. It was pointed out that some of the streets are too narrow to allow parking on both sides. Also that some residents have refused to cooperate in moving their cars to permit travel on the street or allow snow to be cleared away. It was decided that such cars which were parked illegally should be towed away, and the owner should pay towing charges. Councilman Robert Addy was appointed chairman of a committee to investigate street parking so that steps may be taken to remedy the situation next year. It was suggested that a calendar parking method should be put into effect, whereby parking would be allowed on one side of the street one day, and on the other side the next day. The council also discussed a mowing machine for the town. Mayor Jack Beck suggested leas- ARCHITECT'S DRAWING OF PROPOSED DORMAN GYM. Candidates begin Another milestone passes Goodwill - Good turn Political Campaign p F aye jf e 's centenarian Drive is scheduled Three incumbent Republican / .Four thousand Cub Scouts 11 in the months ahead to see their successful completion. One of the projects under study by the Attorney General at present is an Administrative Procedures Act which Hultman states is essential to greater protection of individual rights by the various state agencies whose many functions effect the rights of all citizens of Iowa daily. Hultman's office recently completed a digest of all the opinions of the Iowa Attorney General since 1898 which has proven a very important asset in the preparation of legal* opinions «tad of general benefit to State and local officers and governmental agencies throughout Iowa. Hultman is a' resident of Waterloo, married and the father of three children. He is an active member of the Grace Methodist church. Prior to his election as Attorney General in 1960, Hultman ,was twice elected as' Black Hawk county Attorney. Outlook club meets The Outlook club met March 6, in the home of Beryl Thompson with Imogene Sheeley as co-host- Emma Masters gave the 'devotions and Esther yffering told of 'her interesting tour of Europe. *Emma Masters, and Mildred |2arle were appointed delegates to (he county convention at west Union March 21. Emma Masters was chosen "club woman of the year". y The following officers were elect- ad for the corning year: President, farrtet.Ranriey; vice president, Barbara Meyer; Secretary, ,lm>- |t*ne Sheeley; treasurer, Esther tittering. ... John Fox. a representative of the Smith Construction Co. of New Hampton interviewed the council in regard to seal-coating the streets in town this summer. Mr. Fox stated that his company would do the hand sealing, patch work, build up the edges and seal coat the entire street for 25 cents per square yard. He also suggested that the town do about $2,500 worth of work each year, instead of the past method. No action will be taken for at least a month. Other action by the council included the renewal of a $1,500 in- policy on the city garage, i the Fayette Insurance Agena decision to raise the minimum quarterly water charge for residents with broken water meters to $12; voted to send David McGee to a school on testing, in connection with the sewage disposal plant, at West Union for a cost of $20. Regular classes to Be held Saturday Students of the Fayette Community school will make up one day of their "snow vacation" on Saturday of this week, according to Supt. Dean Curtis, Mr. Curtis stated that classes - will be in session during the regular hours, and that school buses will run on schedule. The local school has been closed six days due to the snow storms and drifting snow. The days miss' ed must either be made up, or added onto the end of the regular school year, Republi Fayette county officials have announced they will be candidates for re-election in the primaries to be held June 4. Doris Springer, West Union, treasurer, now serving second term; previous to her election she was deputy treasurer for many years, and is vice president of the State Association of County Treasurers. Odney Oelberg, West Union, recorder, presently in her sixth term; is active in the American Legion Auxiliary and other civic organizations. Walter L. Saur, Oelwein, now serving his initial term as attorney. Mr, Saur is currently liason officer for the U. S. Air Force Academy, and was recently awarded the Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award for the State of Iowa. On the national level, James Bromwell of Cedar Rapids has announced his candidacy for a second term as Representative from the Second District on the Republican ticket. Two candidates have also taken out nomination papers for the office of county supervisor. Raymond Goodell, a retired farmer who currently serves on the Oelwein school board, has taken out papers for the term beginning Jan 1, 1903. Bob Swehla, Fayette farmer and earth moving contractor, has taken out papers for the term beginning Jan. 1, 1964. William D. Sperry, Fayette's oldest resident, celebrated his 103rd birthday last Tuesday, March 6, in Palmer Memorial hospital at West Union, where he has been a patient about two weeks. "Bill" Sperry has been extreme ly active for his age. He shoveled snow from his own walks until two years agoi and Siso walked to town for the mall eacn day.- His hearing is slightly impaired United Services to Be'held on Friday MAYNARD — The women of the Emmanuel Methodist, Hope Lutheran and United Presbyterian churches will unite in the World Day of Prayer service at the Presbyterian church at 2 p. m. Friday, Mar. 9. The theme of the service is "For God So Loved the World". A film strip and recording showing women's work in the church will be a part of the program to be presented by Mrs. Don Woods, Mrs. David Parsons, Mrs. Wilbur Bender, Mrs. Lois Sorg, Mrs. Raymond Lang, Mrs. Arnold Bartels, Mrs," Herbert Meyer, Mrs. Isaac Paul, Mrs.'- Woodrow Leonhart, Mrs. Benton Harrison and Mrs. Maynard Menefee. All women of the community are invited to attend. Special services planned "World Day of Prayer" services will be held, Friday, March 9, at 2 p, m., in the sanctuary of the First Methodist church, in Fayette. The theme will be, "For God so Lows the World". Come everyone who thirst, Come to the living water; Come to worship the Lord, hear Him speak; Come persist in prayer, learn His will. Democratic Candidates To speak The Democratic candidates who wilj be running for major offices in Iowa in the June, 19C2, primaries will appear in Fayette on Thursday,' March 8, at 8 p. m. They will appear in the auditorium or the Colgrove-Walker building on the Upper Iowa university campus. The speakers will be Professor K. E. Smith, Ames, candidate for United Stales Senate; Mr. Harold Hughes, presently a member of the Commerce Commission, Ida Grove, who is a candidate for Governor; and Mr. Frank Less, a Cascade attorney who announced his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives for the second Congressional district. Professor Smith is a history professor at Iowa State university and is currently on a leave of absence in an effort to secure a position on the Democratic ticket in the June primaries. Senator Bourke Hickcnlooper has already declared his candidacy for re-election on the Republican ticket. Mr. Harold Hughes, a long-time resident of Ida Grove, was elected as a state Commerce Commissioner at the last general election and is seeking the party's nomination to oppose Governor Erbe in the November, 1!W3, election. Mr. Less has practiced law in Cascade since 1929 and currently is also practicing law in Dubuque. He is seeking his party's nomination to oppose Representative Bromwell in next fall's general election. Prior to the major addresses, the Democratic party of Fayette county will hold a special meeting to discuss the coming campaign. All precinct committeemen and committeewomen will be present, and all Democrats are cordially invited; to attend this meeting at 7 p. m. in room 101. of the .Colgrove-Walker building on the Upper Iowa campus. now and is reported to be in poor health. Mr. and Mrs. Sperry will Denoting their 73rd wedding anniver sa -y on March 20. Mrs. Sperry, wno is 91. still crochets some, and decs much of her own housework. M •. Sperry worked at his trade as an electrician until he was n; t .st CO. and talur as a janitor in West Union. Me is the oldest person in Iowa to receive Social Security benefits. Much of the credit for his long liV M.: Sno'ry att"ibi'lts to the fart that lie neither smoked nor d.-ank, but he admits that his m ithe;' lived to be nearly 100 years of {ifio. His last brother died in ,lniy nf 19T/J, at the age of 98. Tho Sperrys have six living children, lil grandchildren and as M-s. Sporry says, "too many g-andchildren to count". The children include: two daughters l.illie ( Mrs. Kay Farley ) wno make their home with the Sperry's; Mnida \ Mrs. Art Keney er ) of Frederieka; - four sons, Charles of New Hampton; Myron, of Tern- Haute, Ind.. Robert, of Cedar Rapids, and William Jr., of Albuquerque. N. M. Two sons are docessed. Dance group Lasf in U./.U. Artist series Homemakers to meet Westfield homemakers will meet Monday, March 12, at 8 p, m. in the Farm Bureau building, Feature program will be a talk by Mrs. Lflrry Farley on Australia, Hostesses will be Mrs. Rex Niles and Mrs. Hubert Kiel, Women's club to meet The Woman's club will meet at 8 o'clock at the Methodist Parish house, on Monday evening, March 12. A special speaker from the Iowa State Highway Patrol will tell us "How to Stay Alive". The hostesses nre members of the Book Review Department. The Upper Iowa university Art ist Series will soon present more fine entertainment to close out this years season. Upcoming on March 29 will be the Dance Drama Company from New York. They combine comedy, dance and ja// in their routines. The co-producers of the company are Emily Frankel and Mark Ryder, both highly reputed^ as choreographers and soloists. They have performed as a team in 322 cities and in many dance centers throughout America. ALL THEIR DANCES tell a different story. Each story culls upon each member of the group to display his talent in carrying out the basic theme of the routine. The company has been highly acclaimed by many people. They received plaudits from Bradley university along with another invitation to return there soon. The New York Herald Tribune said the group, "channeled dance into theatrical form where movements defined the characters, revealed emotion, took incident and swept it into a dramatic climax." The New York Post stated. "A, dance company and a program with university appeal. The bill is dig- estable and meaningful to a varied age group." Since culminating a six week New York City season the company has been on a transcontinental tour. This tour included 600 American cities and various cjt- ies in Canada and Israel* ';. Four thousand Cub Scouts in the eight county area of the Wapsipini- c<m Area Council will visit some 53,000 homes next Saturday, "March 10. to deliver Goodwill bags to the housewives to be filled with outgrown and unwanted items about the house for the "Goodwill- Gcod Turn". These bags will be placed at the f T,nt door of each home by~a "Cub .Scout 'from"the local neign- hood with a special doorknob hang- e." explaining the project. During the week of March 10 to 17, housewives are requested to pi't outg.-own clothing of all kinds, shoes, hoots, coats, bedding, linens, and small household elect- i leal items that are unwanted, into this bag to assist the handicapped workers at Goodwill Industries to help themselves. On Saturday morning, March 17, another '1,000 Boy Scouts and Exp:o •(•;; will cover the identical ter- i ito. y to pick up these bags for shipment to the Goodwill Headquarters for Northeast Iowa in Waterloo. Housewives are asked to place the filled bags on the front porch bv H a. m i-n Saturday, March 17 Tin- Goodwill Industries is a nun profit organization governed by voh'iit e- leaders in Black Hawk (ii>':uy t-i assist handicapped men ami \voimn of Northeast Iowa to lea n skills and become accustom- e.i ID v.'irkinjj with their handicap in the everyday world of business and industry. Items contributed to this Drive will De so. ted, repaired, cleaned, and made ready for resale at budget p.-ices in the local Goodwill retail stores at 710 Lafayette St eet and -10!) West Fourth Street in Waterloo by handicapped work- c s employed by the organization. W..fr.s are paid these clients by tin- sale of merchandise through tiwse two retail outlets. Cha:-U.s F. Mitchell, Executive Di.ector of the Goodwill Industries invites the residents of Northeast Iowa to visit the operation in Waterloo and see for themselves just how the material is being used to help rehabilitate and train the handicapped of Northeast Iowa. With announcement this week that interim financing had been arranged for the Dorman Gymnasium through the Central National Bank and Trust Company, Des Moines, Upper Iowa University was assured a four-pronged building project this coming year. "This financing will allow us to get underway on construction of the new Dorman Gym, remodeling of the old gym for classrooms and remodeling of the old science building for chemistry classes," pointed out Dr. E. E. Garbee, president of Upper Iowa. "The Dorman Gymnasium will be paid for from funds raised in the current $400,000 campaign which was announced last week. Meanwhile the financing will allow us to get the project underway, Dr. Garbee added WORK HAS ALREADY begun on the Dorman Gymnasium and the college's architects, Toenjes and htenson, Waterloo, were instructed to begin plans for remodeling of the old-gymnasium and the science building. "Plans for remodeling the science building will be completed in time for bids on this part of the program to be taken May 9. Those for the Dorman Gym will be completed in time for bidding by July 6," Dr. Garbee said. These three buildings bring the total of buildings underway at Upper Iowa to four. Earlier this year contracts were let for- the new Baker-Hebron Science hall. A fifth project, completion of the second story of the women's domitory. Zinita B. Graf hall, is also in the planning stage, and temporary approval has been given the university's application, for a loan by the Federal Home and Housing. Agency. .^.. vide a larfie basketball -court ~iuiib._ . seating for, 3,000 spectators, an auxiliary gymnasium, a swimming pool, offices for staff and faculty members as well as a dormitory to accommodate male students. Remodeling the old gym will provide needed classrooms, and remodeling of the old science building will convert it to a workable area for chemistry classes. Physics classes are taught in the Colgrove-Walker building on the campus and all of the other sciences will be housed in the new Baker- Hebron science hall. Mari Kuwahara speaks At Mother - Daughter Banquet in Maynard MAYNARD — Mari Kuwahara, student at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, was the guest speaker at the Mother-Daughter banquet of the West Central chapter of the Future Homemakers of America Thursday evening. Mar. 1, at the United Presbyterian church. She spoke on "Life in Japan". Laurel Woods, chapter president, extended the welcome to which her mother, Mrs. Don Woods, chapter mother, responded on behalf of the mothers. Musical numbers included a saxophone duet by Elva Jean Sanders and Mardene Davis and a vocal trio by Lois Albrecht, Mardene Davis and Sandra Alshouse accompanied by Rosemary Murphy, their instructor at West Central. A chapter-mother pin was presented Mrs. Woods by her daughter in appreciation of her service this year and corsages made by the girls were presented the mothers. Committee chairman who planned the banquet were Nancy Me- Clain, food; Mary Erickson, decoration; Patty Lundry, corsages; Teresa Bartels, programs. The meal was served by women of the church. North High students To present comedy The North High 1962 Variety Show, "Mr. Crane of Sleepy Hollow." will be presented March 9 and 10 at the North High gym, West Union, and March 12 at the Alpha elementary gymnasium, Alpha beginning at 8 p. m. Under the direction of David Piersel and Anthony Prochaska, it is a present day musical comedy suggested by "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", However, it has a completely modern setting in ihe Sleepy Hollow school for Young Ladies. Admission prices are 75 cents for adults and 35 cents for students, The proceeds from these showings will go to the North High student Joan fund which helps North High students who wish to further Teaching contract* are Approved at meeting All contracts which were proposed to be offered to teachers in the Fayette Community school system were approved at a special school board meeting, Monday night. Contracts, if accepted, must be signed and returned to Supt. Dean Curtis by April-15. The board member also approved the school calendar for next year. To meet Thursday The book review section of the Woman's club will meet at 3 p. m. Thursday, at the home of Mrs. Charles Jones. • , Mtss.Hfilen Monserud will review the book, "Now We Are Civilized", by Charles Ualle,"

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