Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on March 8, 1962 · Page 7
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 7

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, March 8, 1962
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Number of Iowa retail stores Declines slightly in 10 years EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the first In a series of six articles on changes In retailing in-Iowa during the past decade. The articles will describe the growth or decline of Iowa businesses In several categories-building and farm equipment, apparel, travel and recreation, and food and drink. They are based on an analysis of shifts In Iowa retailing, written by State University of Iowa Professor Leonard J. Konopa and appear in the Iowa Business Digest, published by (he SUI Bureau of Business and Economic Research. The number of retail stores in Iowa declined slightly in the decade 1948-58, reports State University of Iowa Professor Leonard J. Konopa. However, he adds, the average sales on a constant dollar basis per store in Iowa rose 10 per cent during that lime. Professor Konopa's comments appear in the Iowa Business Digest, published by the SUI Bureau of Business and Kconomic Rose arch. The SUI marketing professor explains that rather than establishing more stores to meet the wants of Iowa's larger population, the trend has been Inward larger-volume stores. Likewise, the number of retail establishments in the United States increased only LOG per cent, where as sales per retail store on a constant dollar basis advanced nearly 26 per cent, continues Professor Konopa. The average sales for some type stores in Iowa have actually dropped during the decade, however, says the SUI professor. For example, average sales for Iowa lumber and building materials retailers are down 15 per cent; hardware stores, down 17 per cent; men's and boys' apparel stores, down 7 per cent; women's clothing stores, down 9 per cent; and taverns, down 11 per cent. The number of retail stores established within the state in some areas of retailing may have been excessive since their average sales were down when the same type stores had increased sales nationally. On the other hand, average sales for Iowa drug stores during the decade? are up 40 per cent; restaurants, up G per cent; children's and infants' wear stores, up 87 per cent; service stations, up GG per cent; auto dealers, up 40 percent; food stores, up 76 per cent; department stores, up 12 per cent; farm equipment dealers, up 22.5 per cent; and hardware stores, up 17 per cent. Many of these in- creases were the result of fewer retail stores in each category. Pro fessor Konopa adds. During the decade the United States population increased 17.8 per cent and Iowa population increased 4.3 per cent. At the same time in come rose about 40 per cent in Iowa and 53 per cent in the United .States. Despite the fairly similar income rise for the state and the nation, per capita sales were up only 5.2 per cent in Iowa compared to 8.1 per cent nationally, says the SUI professor. Search for Iowa's Best Chicken Cook The search is on for Iowa's best chicken cooks, Homemakers, teenagers, and amateur chefs all over the state now have ;i chance to enter their favorite chicken recipe, in hopes of winning top honors and valuable prizes. Anyone over 10 year's of age is eligible to compote in one of the three divisions of the contest, junior, senior and outdoor. The contest closes at midnight March 17. Top winners from Iowa will be entitled to compete in the National Chicken Cooking Contest at Harrington. Delaware in June, along with (lie winners from all other state contests and regional winners chosen ;it targe from states not holding preliminary contests. Grand prize for the nation's champion chicken cook is a com plele, custom-designed Westing house Klectric Kitchen. I.eHoy Kruskop of Ames is chairman of the Iowa Chicken Cooking Contest, which is sponsored this ywir by stale poultry and food groups and the Poultry and Kgg National Board of Chicago. Kntry blanks for the contest are avail able at county extension offices and hatcheries or can be obtained by sending a self addressed, stamped envelope to local radio stations, or Iowa Poultry association, 535 K. Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa. Only non-professional rooks may compete. Selection of winning recipes in the Iowa contest will be based on originality, simplicity and ease of preparation, completeness of directions, suitability of recipe for young broiler fryers and taste and appearance of Hie finished dish. The Iowa Chicken Cooking contest c oinmitU e. headed by Krus kop. is composed of members from various groups interested in the poultry industry, as well as representatives of home economics and business. Kruskop's committee includes Phyllis Olson, Home Economics Department, Iowa Stale University; Verne Jones, manager of Ocoma Processing Plants at Carrol), lown, and Nebraska City, Nebraska: Keith Kirkpatrick, farm department, WHO radio Station; Dr. Richard Forsythe, Head, Poultry Science Department. Iowa State University; and Albert Engbers, Floyd Valley Produce. LcMars, Iowa. Try An Ad In The Leader HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT... DANIELS DRUG PLAYING CARD PREMIUM PLAN Stop In — Ask Us About It) Ii you've never been a 4-H Member... you can be a 4-H Booster We Salute All Fayette County Members This week the 4-H members in Fayette county join 4-H'ers all over the nation in observing National 4-H club week. Fayette county has 16 4-H clubs for girls and 19 boys' 4-H clubs with a total membership of over 600. The county organization is headed by county 4-H club committees that join in planning the county 4-H program and assist in carrying out county-wide activities. Mrs. Marvin Ingels, Randalia, is chairman of the girls' 4-H club committee. Other members of the committee are: Mrs. "Reynold Strong, Wad- ena; Mrs. L. R. Bahe, Oelwein; Mrs. Ralph Mann, Hawkeye; and Mrs. K. J. Kerr, Postville. Chairman of the boys' committee is Matt Porter of Fayette. Arnold Saboe, West Union; Dave Van- DeBerg, Hawkeye; and Louis Garnier, Maynard, are other committee members. These committees are appointed from different areas in the county so that all areas are represented. The boys and girls 4-H members in the county also elect county officers to represent them in planning county events. Gary Gamier, Maynard, and Beverly Morse, Fayette, serve as presidents of the boys' and girls' organizations. Other officers are Jim Harrison, Fayette, and Jane Copp, Hawkeye, vice-president: Gary Brownell, Westgate, Joan Harrington, Maynard, and Judy Vagts, West Union, secretary-treasurers; Lanny Gibson, Fayette, Robert Rau, Arlington and Judy Wichmtan, Waucoma, as historians. The 4-H members in Fayette county and throughout the nation work to achieve their motto "To make the best better". Continue In the Ranks I I E. A. BILLINGS Postmaster UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY Phone 170 VERA'S DRESS SHOP Phone 81 WILKE AND WILKE PRODUCE Phone 9 BILL'S SUPER VALU Phone 84 DANIELS DRUG STORE Phone 163 LEWIS VARIETY STORE Phone 75 COFFEE NOOK PbomS STATE BANK OF FAYETTE Phone 4 DR. SCOTT UNGE Phone 101 FAYETTE THEATER Vic Dahl, Proprietor DR. E. J. DAHLOUIST Phone 171 DUMERMUTH AND FAY Phone 207 NUTRI • PAK FEED COMPANY Phone 145 OTT'S DRIVE' IN phone 192 UNITED FURNITURE & CONSTRUCTION CO. Phone 31 VANDERSEE PLUMBING AND HEATING Phone 194 MAURER'S SHOES AND CLOTHING Phone 263 STANDARD OIL STATION Phone 40 FAYETTE STONE CO. Phone 73 FAYETTE SPEED WASH Phone Red 182 , FAYETTE COUNTY FARM BUREAU Phone 68 BELLES - WRIGHT FUNERAL HOME Phone 199 FARM BUREAU INSURANCE Phone 258 FAYETTE COUNTY LEADER Phone ll-R-2 HARPER PLUMBING AND HEATING Phone 77 MAYNARD FIRMS MAYNARD CO-OP Phone 31 MAYNARD SAVINGS BANK Phone 38 MAYNARD LOCKER , Phone 65 ; spAMAHypip.; rSrr^'V'i'.-* L,.,~<- - *ri$$

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