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Established In 1914 Chattin 1 My Neighbors With Creek Bottom Comments NATIONAL EDITORIAL 62 Msaa ^ Subscription Rates In Fayette and Adjoining Counties Outside royette and Adjoining Counties $3.00 Per Year S3 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 "Excuse me—I'm just looking for my husband." Stonev Can you re"v •• when you looked ;ind s ;iw g-e< n e, and beaotiful Ho-, 1 ove- 7 It's beginn that set ne was <• We've had thi' us so long now t we're living in '. Eve-y time you pile of snow you to pop out of it One more snow to get into our window ''' I) ',i','l\''S '•I 'lining all '•Mil like ,1-. .vii. Mff with ins like Mab'ivia. by -i hip, ! ;i native we'll have like the Editorial Comments OUR NEW FRONTIER Kvery era has iLs pioneers. The urge to push ahead into the unknown is a phenomenon of human nature that will always find an outlet so long as are p op !e. Thus, early man probably crossed from .Siberia to N'orth America. Thus, the unwiedly little ship:, of adventurers, centuries ago, sailed the blooding Atlantic. Only yesterday, it seems, the vapon tains pushed westward. In addition to the ographical. there are the gnat explorations in the fields of nee. industry, transportation and count !•-. s ether an as. including space, which is occupying rno.t of the headlines currently. Sneaking of geography, there are hundreds of thousands of square miles of fresh, unspoiled, spar:,• ly populated land in our 49th state. Alaska was U-vond the reach of the pioneer in a covered wagon. It., development awaited the evolution of air trans- po'-tation. A giant step forward in Alaskan travel was taken recently when Pan American Airways introduced Intercontinental Jet service to Juneau, the capitul of Alaska nearly 900 miles northwest of S( attic. The heart of southeastern Alaska is now only about two hours air time from Seattle. As a pass- <.'iigi-r on Pan Arn's inaugural jet flight into Juneau, 1 Minyni for a fleeting few hours the sensation of participating in something new. Along with 70-odd 'tiler passengers, including the entire Alaskan con g ,-i.-...ional delegation, I experienced in a small measure what it is like to be a "pioneer". The weather was clear, visibility unlimited, and the sky a deep blue. From 31,000 feet the panorama of southeastern Alaska was a sight that those aboard the jet clipper that day will never forget. We passed over hund- nOi of miles of virgin forests, scenic coastlines, //ja-iers and glistening mountain ranges. Captain Savory, one of Pan Am's most exper- i>-.'> > d pilots and an old timer in Alaskan flying, ably demonstrate, d the excellent performance cap abilities of the Boeing 707. Under his hands, the huge' plane approached the snow covered Juneau airstrip with the flexibility of a Piper Cub, and made a precision touch -down almost instantly after crossing the '"fence". The power plants roared in reverse thrust, stirring up a starling snow blizzard in the clear blue sky. Nearly 3Q0.0GO pounds of airplane was brought to a hall on the first 5,000 foot ot runway a truly masterful job of flying. Thousands of residents watched the first big jet land in Juneau. These people know what the air age means. It is the lifeline of Alaska. A week previous to the inauguration flight, this city of eight or nine thousand people had voted, overwhelmingly, in favor of a bond issue to improve its airport. Present among the welcoming thousands was Governor Egan. who concluded a short address with the remark that "we feel it was appropriate that Pan American should blaze this new trail." Pan American has been blazing trails in Alaska for over 30 years. In 1931, Charles A. Lindbergh surveyed an air route to the Orient via Alaska for Pan American. Shortly afterward. Pan Am gave Alaskans their first "scheduled" airline service. By this summer, tentative plans call for daily jet flights to Juneau. Few places in the world have more to offer than Alaska from the standpoint of the tourist. In two hours you may now travel from a metropolitan center in the United States into the heart of a vast frontier wonderland, with scenery so breathtaking it is impossible to describe. Famous Mendenhall Glacier is but a few minutes drive from downtown Juneau. Fishing, hunting and sightseeing of a kind that can only be found in new country are awaiting the visitor to Alaska. The long term economic potential of the 49th state is beyond calculation. It is one fifth the size of the 48 states to the south: larger than Washington, Oregon, California. Nevada and Arizona combined. It can fairly be said that the future of Alaska, like the future of the rest of these United States, rests on two elements which have been primarily responsible for the growth of our country from the beginning- faith and freedom. Every great achievement in the final analysis has been made possible by the voluntary action of private citizens with faith in what they were doing, and the freedom to do it. These were the elements that impelled Pan Ameri can, and such men as Charles Lindbergh and Juan Trippe, to push forward into the unknown, no less than the explorers of other days. As the first big jet rolled down the runway at Juneau, it meant more than improved air service to Alaska. It meant even more than the increasing understanding that has become possible between peoples of distant lands as a result of International Air Transport, It was a shining symbol of things that arc pusslbfc under the American system of government which traditionally places the responsibility for great achievement on the private citizens. In the words of Senator Bartlett of Alaska, "Fly on Pan Am" to still more new horizons. Going Too Far An AP dispatch with a Washington dateline says: "The U. S. Court of Appeals has ruled that Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman went too far in ordering an 'imitation ham' label put on .smoked hams to which water haR been added." In its decision, the court described the order as 'capricious and arbitrary '-a statement which is about as unequivocal as anyone could ask for. Back of this legal action lies a significant little story. A great many people prefer the modern-type, moist hams to the old-fashioned dry hams. The packers, naturally enough, want to give the consumer what she wants. Former Secretary of Agriculture Benson seemed to agree with this attitude. He authorized the addition of moisture content up to 10 per cent of the green weight of federally-inspected hams. Certain consumer groups charged that this defrauded the buyer, by selling water instead of ham a charge which was easily refuted, in that the prices charged for different types of hams reflected the value offered. Those who wanted moist hams were happy, and those who wanted the traditional dry hams could get them. Then came Secretary Freeman's "imitation ham" order-and the action in the federal courts. The Court of Appeals has simply affirmed the right of the consumer to be able to buy what she wants-and the right of producers to provide it. If these aren't basic economic rights, essential to the operation of a free economy, what are? Eskimos t- <••!«;> a long snow tunnel. In one more snow and our >,••••<• probably won't be visible 1 "-n thv street. This winter ha !>• «n a costly one to towns all <>•><•!• th<' state and especially costly to towns that do not have their own equipment for rem ing snow from the streets. The mon-v that was paid out for snow vmoval rraild have made a health;, payment on equipment which eould IK - used year after year. But, 'the snow season should be about over. . . ami then it will be time to watch for floods. If the temperature should rise too rapidly and cause the snow to melt in a hurry, we might find ourselves located on highway 3 instead of highway lah. Since northern Iowa, and Minnesota have had a considerable amount of snow, it would definitely appear that floods will he inevitable. And when the floods come people will be forced to evacuate their homes, and will have a great de; ; l of individual expense cleaning up in the wake of the flood. The question now is. do we wait for the floods to come, or do we prepare for them? Since this is a yearly event and we know it's going to come, no matter what why not begin preparing for it now? Why wait until the floods arrive? Seems to us that would become very exasperating having to move out of one's home each year, and then having to clean up the mess after the flood waters have receded. Since this is an annual event, is their any reason why we can't begin making preparation? Couldn't sand bags be made ready to help protect the property owners who live in the vicinity that will be flooded? A little % foresight might be a good thing for a change. It just might save a considerable amount of money in property damage and man hours used to fight the flood. Many times water which, backs into the yards and homes could he diverted if actions was taken soon enough. It has been alleged that far, fa - .in,iv, in the tropical Pacific, there is an island where coconuts av th" mainstay of the economy. Sotiii thing like co'n in Iowa, or wneat in Kansas. These simple t.-il ! v.:; have a simple economic s;. stem. They have no U.SIM, no .'.'•(.', ivi CCC. no AFBF, and no .'.!'''». They have no Charles Shu r no Is. Howard Hill, no Hub it Humphrey, and no Orville I'tf ciiHii. Hut they do have the un blinkered vision by which to See a surplus, and the simple brains with which to know what causes it. So, when they see a surplus coming on, they just take a day off from the coconut business. They pick some green coconuts, throw a few at the monkeys, and play a hard game of soft ball. They haven't been afflicted with "naked coercion" in their coconut economy. , c -b -c We shall dare mention a little local matter which gripes this little old hog farmer a little worse every time we drive by it. The big, bleak, cold, empty, sad looking old building sets there on the — By Reuben noi111 end of Mainstreel. It has thai pathetic look of forsaken n bandonment. There is no plastic gadget factory, no pay roll for local employees. Several people's investment has gone "over the hill", or somewhere. We do so ve:y much wish SOMEBODY would take down that silly '1 letter sign from the corner of the lonely old hiiildin.','. and cart if off to the junk pile, where it should have gone in (he first place. In the meanwhile, our very liest wishes to the new United Furniture Company. We hope they achieve success in the little college city. c-b-c It has iK 'eii alleged a New Jersey farmer was sorely displeased with the speeding traffic by his farm stead. He finally thought of an idea that worked. About 200 yards each way from his drive-way he put up big signs reading. . .SLOW, NUDIST'S CROSSING. c-b-c It is an old axiom that figures don't lie. But good girdles can keep them from telling the truth. Homemakers Dateline by Dorothye E. Busching Fayette County HOME ECONOMIST available and "Sanforized-Plus" is another which carries an unconditional wash and wear guarantee. DEB Use of spray straches is growing by leaps and bounds. A year ago only four brands were available and today over 40 different brands are on the market. Spray starches are a convenience, bet the homemaker must learn to use them. To be effective, they must I* sprayed on evenly and in the right amount. Manufacturers are still working to improve the spray device in the cans and the quality of the product. DEB Shoes for spring will be of three basic styles: the spuared-off toe, the oval or crescent toe and the familiar pointed toe. For dress, the newest thing is the oval toes shoe with a medium high heel. Most women are expected to continue to wear the slim delicate high heel, but with a toe that is slightly less pointed than last year. DEB Conveniences for the homemaker are becoming more and more common, and they cost money too! One expert in the starch making business figures it costs seven times as much to starch a man's shirt with liquid starch as with dry starch. Spray starch for the same shirt costs seven times as much to use as the liquid starch! D-E-B At one time milk cows were found on almost every farm. Today, fewer farms have cows and most of the milk that goes to the market is from a dairy farm which P"od";es Grade A milk. Our own Faytte county is one of the leading dairy counties in Iowa. The average cow in the U. S. produces milk for eight or nine people, while the extra good cow produces milk for 20 or more people. Letter to NO LONGER A STEPCHILD A report by an economics organization says that the number of full-time workers in food processing and distribution has increased by about 700,000 in the brie; span of years since 1947. Moreover, this year it is expected that the number of these workers, plus those engaged In food transportation, will equal the number of farm food pro- duCers-a circumstance which certainly would have seemed impossible not so very long ago. Among other things, these figures indicate the changing nature of the food business. The housewife today has an enormous choice of foods with "built in maid service"--foods which are ready to eat or virtually so. She now needs to spend only a fraction of the time preparing meals that she spent a "few years back. And she's taken full advantage of this opportunity, which largely accounts for the heavy increase in food industry workers. They also point to the ever-expanding rule of retailing in modern life. This isn't just true in foods. It is true in varying degrees of retailing in all its many branches. The store used to lie considered something of a stepchild of the production system-it was there, it offered goods for sale, and that was about the size of it. But now it is recognized that mass distribution is the full partner of mass production-one is as important as the other, neither could exist without the other. Stores show the same kind of enterprise and will to progress that successful manufacturers do to produce, otherwise many factories would close. All of us live better because of that. iiimiimmmmOTimmiimmmiiHumim Do You Recall 20 - 30 - 40 Years Ago imimiwiiijiii™^ 20 Years Ag6 — I. F. Shaffer. West Union was re-elected president of the Fayette . County Wool Growers' Association I ears Ago — includes anyone in the Fayette trade area. —.0— . Thursday at the annual meeting of the association at the court house '• in West Union. The annual, election of school directors will he held next Monday, - March ,9. Two. directors are to be elected for three year terms, and the treasurer, for two years. There has been but one ticket nominated. The present incumbents, > Harold Whitley and Claude Srnitli', for directors* and F. B, Claxton for treasurer, are the nominees.^ Plans are underway to organize a class in instruction of F^r«t Aid, Civil Medical 'Defence,' soonaored Death of Mrs. Dan Thompson, wife of a former Station Agent at Donnan died in Cedar Rapids. One young man was killed and five other persons were injured Tuesday evening when their automobile overturned on a curve southeast of Cresco, Elmer Woodard, 21 was killed and Marjorie Kruger, Janet Jan, Raymond Rathert and Albert Hallman, all of Cresco were injured. We note that in some localities tax payers are becoming so worried over the prospect that they will not have money enough to pay Hall. The polls open at 12 noon, and close at 7 p. m. —•— 40 Years Ago — A meeting of about seventy Legionalres, representing eight Legion posts of Fayette county, met in Fayette last Thursday evening for the purpose of effecting a county organization of the American Legion. Last Wednesday, Feb. 22, took place the marriage of Ivan Medberry and Amy Gresinger. The marriage of Miss Gladys Medberry, youngest sister of Ivan Medberry, also took place on the same day to Mr. Edwin Knoke at Decorah. , Benton county farmers have declared war on bovine tuberculosis. Mrs. W. C. Mouser passed away at her home in this city Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, at 6 o'clock. by the local branch of the Red "their taxes this month that they Cross. Students In Wgh schpdrwJU are .considering the sale of livestock be or have already been contacted, but ail adults who are Interested in the important undertaking, are requested tp notify Supt .'A ^S. Morse or Dr. L .M.' Mu*"ttir. a,t a sacrifice in order to raise sufficient funds to meet this obligation, 1 The annual school election will be held Monday 14, at the Town Regular meeting Monday The regular meeting of the Fayette Youth Center council will be held Monday,- March 12, at 7 p. m. at the Legion Hall. All parents and youngsters who are interested in the program are invited and urged to attend. Comments and suggestions will be welcomed,' ' ' the Editor Iowa State Highway Commission Engineer's Office Ames, Iowa Dear Sirs: Thank you for your recent answer to my last letter. I couldn't make much sense out of it, but appreciate your effort. I'm only sorry that I've not been able to find anything favorable to write about this time, but with the carnage continuing at the "North Fayette Booby Trap," who could. Along with most citizens, I have always assumed that rebuilding, or relocation of highways would be to improve their efficiency and safety to property and person. How this half-million Fayette "bypass" has so miserably failed to do this is only too evident. In the last nine years I have been here, there has been only one bad auto accident of the short stretch north of Fayette. Since this new and "wonderful improvement" was begun, there have been innumerable accidents. I doubt if even the highway patrol has an accurate count - and the end is not in sight. Starting with the detour during construction, at which time cars and trucks alike slipped off the narrow gravel into ditches and into each other and ending, at least to the time of this writing, with four vehicles into the "booby trap" in one week's time, one of which was almost fatal. I have personally attended a factured neck, a fractured back, and many lesser injuries and this does not even take into account the thousands of dollars of property damage. How long will this new, safe by-pass have to operate to make up for the tremendous losses suffered during its construction? The metamorphosis of safety precautions has been interesting. Starting with a small curve sign with 35 m. p. h. under it, the first change was to a larger sign of 25 m. p. h. Alter a few more vehicles went off, this was changed to 10 m. p, h. several accidents later, large "slow", signs and small red blinkers were, added with a large "10 m. p. h.' sign that some prankster had changed to make the 10 look like 40, This was changed back, but still looks l|ke.40 at night until you are right jjert to it. Then we had ^^^Utmtt^ with, reflector buttons on them, a Get set for a whole new food vocabulary. Soon you'll need to know such words as "dehydro- freezing", "vacuum puff-drying", "frcezdrying". and "instantized" instant foods if you are to keep up with all the new trends in the market. New processes to bring fresh, convenient foods to our tables are here. Get ready for such foods as dried honey, whole egg powder, bean powder, and vegetable chips! D-E-B Did you know that homemakers now spend one and a half billion dollars a year for detergents? This is an increase of 18 per cent in the last five years - far ahead of the population increase. The market for premeasured detergents is booming at the present. Some of the popular premeasured "low sudsers" are Hum, Vim, Dash, Solvo, Ad Paks, Add Tabs, Quik- Solvo and Redi-Paks. D-E-B Tlie weight watchers of tomorrow will have an easier time of it than they do today. The food industry is getting ready to cater to a society of calorie conscious people. A recent study revealed that over half of the families interviewed had at least one member on a diet. So today food manufacturers are working to develop tasty convenient foods that satisfy hunger and nutritional needs at a low calorie and cost level. D-E-B Wash and wear finishes for men's shirts are continually being good idea, but most of them were soon mowed down. So now we have heavy wooden posts which have already taken quite a beating since their installation. This evolution of intelligence on the part of those in command has not been slow, but also not the least bit anticipatory. Of course, most of the blundering mess could have been prevented by opening the new road with a gravel surface, or at least by ultra-cautious markings from the beginning, not to mention the possibility of not doing the byjass at all, in view of the "long-range planning" of a relocation. Yours truly, Scott Linge, M. D. improved. One significant new process is a nonresinous finish, claimed to last the life of the garment. The nonresinous finish has two big advantages. They do not wear off in washing nor are they affected by chlorine bleach. "Ganalok" is one such finish now Property taxes to Be discussed here A meeting on "Property taxes Iowa's No. 1 Problem" will be held Thursday night at 8 p. m. at the Farm Bureau building in Fayette. Don Rainer, Farm Bureau field- man, will have charge of the meeting, and will show tax charts along with his discussion. The meeting is being held for Center and Westfield townships, and the public is invited to attend. TRY AN AD IN THE LEADER IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE Extension Council Activities Calendar Friday, March 9 — Agricultural Production Program Planning Committee Meeting 10:45 a. m. - Extension Office, Fayette Saturday, March 10 — Jr. Cattle Feeders Tour - 10:00 a. m. - Robert Jennings County 4-H Officers Meeting - Extension Office, Fayette - 10:00 a. m. Union Eager Beavers 4-H Club meeting Monday, March 12 — Putnam Foremost 4-H Club meeting - Lamont School Tuesday, March 13 — Poultry Management Meeting - 8:00 p. m. - Extension Office, Fayette Wednesday, March 14 — ~~ Farm Management Meeting - 10:00 a. m. - 3:00 p. m. - Extension Office, Fayette Eden Livestock 4-H Club meeting - George & Kenneth Drilling Thursday, March 15 — Girls' 4-H Leaders Organization Meeting - 1:00 p. m. Farm Bureau building Smithfield Livewires 4-H Club meeting FAYETTE THEATRE Thurs. * Fri. - Sat. March 8-9-10 TWIST AROUND THE CLOCK Sun. - Mon. - Tue». March 11 -12 • 13 ARTHUR KBNNBDY DIANE McBAIN CLAUDELli INGLISH w.iu^.iui.-^jij-e " i||iN , Mi 5 Family Protection We Offer The Best In FAMILY H0SP1TAUZATI0N by TAILOR-MAKING Your Policy To Fit Your Family Your Policy Can Have The Following Feature* s • Non • Cancellable ; < • Guaranteed Renewable to Age 65 No increase in premium for term o* Policy (3 year term, payable annual, ly, semi - annually or /quarterly). : Reasonable Costs. After born children automatically ; J/ covered. •• ( You will be billed for small adiled «M* • Free Local 'Service,Qj»...Yft^ # .Goodmany.ho^^|^ SEE yS TO • .• •Ti-.-vx^.;,.:i.-;-.;f.»9 WE CAN'S

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