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Dept. of Hist. & ArcWv«, DPS Moines, 19, low* I The Heart Of Northeast Iowa's Scenic Wonderland Volume 48, Number Thursday March 15, 1962, Fayette, Iowa Four Pages This Issue Wi///am Sperry, eldest Resident dies af /03 WHAT HAPPENED to th« panty raid*? A new fad kept several college boys and other young men busy during the past couple weeks — — — that of .building a snow-castle ( or something ). The project took SO MH OF THE Farm Bureau members who attended (he policies meeting last week are shown above as place in front of Mrs. William Mullins home. Those pictured working on j ney enjoyed their noon meal the project are, left to right: Al Strobel, George Rose, and Bob Wick. Iowa sheep men open 'Blitz'' attack on scabies Where the sheepmen inspectors find indications of possible scabies in a flock, veterinarians will be called to make a definite diagnosis as to whether the case is scabies. If the veterinarian finds the sheep have scabies, the sheep will be quarantined and forbidden to be moved from the farm, until the prescribed dipping treatment is completed. Reason for the blitz action is the fact that scabies has been increasing steadily in Iowa sheep flocks for the past five years. All neighboring states have had control and eradication programs in operation. , Iowa, on the other. hand, has more scabies cases than any other state in this area. The increase in scabies here has resulted in discrimination against Iowa sheep in other states. Dr. John B. Herrick, extension veterinarian at the Iowa State university, said the increase of this disease in Iowa is endangering the Iowa sheep industry, which now includes 33,000 Hocks. Iowa sheep producers will open a "blitz" survey and clean-up drive against Sheep Scab ( Scab- the week of March 19, with train- ies ) the week of March 19, with training schools for volunteer workers, chairman John Shivvers of Knoxville, reported today. In cooperation with the Iowa State university Agricultural Extension Service in each county, the Scabies eradication committee plans to have men capable of recognizing symptoms of scabies in every county in Iowa. Between March 26 and April 7 these sheepmen-examiners are to visit every fellow sheep producer in their areas. They will inspect each flock for. possible, jsyrnptoms of scabies and report the suspected flocks to regulatory personnel, who will make the diagnosis. The inspectors will not have a regulatory status. Re-schedule Democratic Meeting The postponed meeting of the • Democratic candidates who will . be running for major offices in Iowa in the June, 1962, primaries, will be held Thursday, March 15, at 8 p. m. in the Colgrove-Walker building. The meeting had orgin- ally been scheduled for March 8, but was cancelled due to incje- • ment weather. The speakers will -be: Prof. E. B. ' Smith, Ames, candidate for United States Senate; Harold Hughes, presently a member of the Com- r/x ...,...»__ merce Commission, from Ida $0 WOlTICn Grove and Lewis Lint of Winterset, candidates for Governor; and Frank Less, Cascade attorney who is a candidate for the United States House of Representatives from the Second district. Prior to the major addresses, the .Democratic party of Fayette county will hold a special meeting to discuss the coming campaign. All precinct commHteemen and commltteewomen will be pres Iowa at one time entirely eradicated this disease. It began to reappear in scattered instances about six years ago. Most Iowa sheep- men are not trained or experienced in indentifying the disease. For the inexperienced the disease is often misdiagnosed, or symptoms are blamed on some other factor. The difficulty in identying the disease, Herrick said, has resulted in the spread of the disease from Iowa's farm flocks. The Inspectors will not definitely diagnose the disease, but will be able to recognize the symptoms that justify suspicion that a sheep has scabies. National policies Meeting held for Farm Bureau district The district national policies meeting of the Farm Bureau was held in the basement of the Fayette Farm Bureau building on Thursday, March 8. Main speakers were Dale Nelson and Harold Anderson of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Forty one members attended the meeting, in spite of the stormy weather. There were 13 present from Fayette county. The meeting was held specifically to discuss national issues, and to help make decisions as to what should be done to solve the problems. Some of flie topics discussed included: The role of government in agriculture; foreign trade; A. B. C.'s of the European common market; high lights of cropland retirement; a program for free and prosperous agriculture; the administration's proposed agriculture supply control program; analysis of the administration's proposed marketing orders; taxation of cooperatives; other acts to centralize power in the federal government; Federal aid to education, and medical care to the aged. District 1 chairman Mark Wescott of Black Hawk county, was in charge of the meeting. The noon meal was served by the Harlan township Farm Bureau women, with Mrs. Raymond Lange as chairman. ' Dance group Instructor's cours To appear ln water sofef y I 1 __ § ff • • Al U./.U. The Dance Drama Company, under the auspices of the Upper Iowa university Artist Series, will appear in the Colgrove Walker and itorium on Thursday, March 29, at 8:15 p. m. The group of dance players, headed by Emily Frankel, has combined the different styles of dance with drama and music-to produce a new kind of artistic entertainment. The program includes a wide selection of dance styles: leaps and pirouettes from ballet, jazz, modern and panto- mine. The group recently completed a six weeks repertory season in New York City, and have also preformed in legitimate theaters, universities, civic and community concerts and on T-V. Their itinerary has included GOO cities in the United States, Canada and Israel. This will be the concluding Artist Series presentation for the 196162 • season. Admission is $1.50 for adults and $1 for students. To be offered here A Water Safety Instructor's Course will be offered by Upper Iowa University on April 2 - 13, it was announced today by Everett E. Eischeid, director of athletics. Classes will be held at the University pool starting at 7 p. m. The course qualifies individuals for swimming instruction and water safety. Applicants must have passed and received their senior life saving badge and must be at least 18 years old when the course is taken. Individuals interested in taking the course should contact Mr. Eischeid. The course is open to the public. The life span of Fayette county's senior resident came to an end Thursday, March II. when William II. .Sperry died at the Palmer Memorial hospital in West Union. Mr. Sperry died just two days after observing his 103rd birthday. William Robert Sperry, son of Youth Center to Be scene of St. Pafs Day dance The members of the Fayette Youth Center committee made plans Monday night for a St. Pati ick's Day dance, to be held in the Legion hall this Saturday night. Special entertainment will be provided by Jerry Dodd and his Blades, of Upper Iowa university. This Combo also entertained at the Feb. 24 dance. The dance will begin at 8 p. m., and will hist until 11:30 p. m. Admission price will be 25 cents, and all those attending are asked to wear something green. Student sponsors for the dance are Sherry Miller and Linda Hulbert. During the meeting the group alsn discussed tentative plans for holding a parents' dance on April 2H. All parents will be urged to attend this dance along with their children. Definite plans will be announced at a later date. Also during the meeting, seven members of the Youth Center were suspended, five for one month and two for two months, as a result of missonduct. The action was taken by the adult members of the committee who act in a supervisory capacity. Wells, D. and Lydia M. Sperry was born March 6, 1859 at Lee Center, 111., and died at the Palmer Memorial hospital in West Union, on March 8, at the age of 103. He worked at the printers trade in Fulton 111., receiving most of his education from this trade. He came to Iowa at the age of 21, and settled on a farm near Alpha, where he cared for his aged grandparents for 12 years. On March 20, 1889 he married Anna M. Haugh. To this union were born nine children. In 1908 they moved to Waucoma where he worked for the Alpha telephone Co., as line man for 11 years. In 1917 he started as an electrical engineer, continued in this work until 1941, living at Waucoma, Hawkeye, Fayette, Volga City and Clermont. At the age of 81 he retired and the family returned to Fayette frame meet The workshop on "Reclaiming Picture Frames" held recently in Fayette was well attended and indicated a great interest among Fayette county homemakers in picture framing. The 50 women present heard Emelda Kunau, applied art specialist from Iowa ent, and all Democrats are invited State university, discuss the var to attend this meeting at 7 p. m. in room 101 of the Colgrove-Walker building on the Upper Iowa campus. AAUW to hear Discussion on The New Africa" ious types of old frames and treatments appropiate for them. They also worked on frames which they brought with them, and from under layers of paint and varnish many very beautiful frames emerged. The group.gained experience in refinishing, enameling, and repairing old frames. Because of the size of the group present, Miss Kunau was unable to give assistance in the finishing details of reclaiming picture frames. To allow for this, a follow-up workshop is being planned for late April for anyone wishing to return and finish work on their frames^ as well as for those who were unable to attend the first workshop. The monthly meeting of A. A. U. W. will be held at the home of Mrs. Keith Hlmmel at 8 P. M. March 20. Students from Upper Iowa will conduct a panel discussion on "The New Africa". , Tstudy group under the leader- Plan banquet to of Miss Partlo has already Honor 4-H I the development of Africa " onw •**» the beginning of the 20th A banquet, planned by county 4 - ry to the present. H officers and club committees, Services held Tuesday For Alfred Stearns, 56 Funeral services were held Tuesday for Alfred Stearns, 56, who died Friday, March 9, at the Sumner Community hospital. Alfred Arthur Stearns was born July 10, 1905, in Westfteld township, the son of Joseph and Lydia Thorp Stearns. He attended the Fayetle county schools and spent his entire life in this vicinity, with the exception of about two years when he was in an oil field in Wyoming and Montana. He was united in marriage to Thelma M. Baker of Fayette on May 31, 1927. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lydia Stearns, his wife and nine children: Milford, of OConom- owa, Wise.; Mrs. Robert Back, Waterloo; Charley, of Logan, Utah; John, of Waterloo; Mrs. Randall Paffett, of Rockford, 111.; Mrs. Alan Heyer, of Prescott, Ariz.; Allan, of Rockford, 111.; and Janis and Eddie at home; three sisters: Mrs. Ben Davis; Mrs. Carl Kelly and Mrs. Cecil Davis, all of Fayette. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Stearns. The Rev. Rumppe officiated at the funeral services at the Lima church. Burial was in the Lima cemetery. Dairy herds to be Discussed at meeting Dairymen in DHIA, Owner-sampler and others are invited to avail themselves of help from two extension dairymen on March 22, at both forenoon and afternoon sessions. The sessions will be held at the Maynard Commission Company, in the basement meeting room, and at the Interstate Power Company meeting room in West Union. Helping at the meetings will be Wallace Taylor and Harold VanHorn, Extension Dairymen from Iowa State university. At 10 a. m. at the Maynard Co-op basement questions on the using of DHIA records, their interpretation and use in building the dairy cow herd will be explained. At 10: a. m. at West Union in the Interstate Power Company meeting room, dairy cow feeding and management problems will be discussed. In the afternoon meetings will be reversed, thus giving dairymen a choice of records in the morning at Maynard, feeding and management in the afternoon, at West Union, feeding and management in the morning and utilizing records in the afternoon. Churches will unite For Lenten services Maynard - The congregations of the Emmanuel Methodist and United Presbyterian churches will unite in Lenten services beginning Sunday evening. Mar. 11, at the Presbyterian church at (i p. m. The message from the life of the apostle Thomas, will be brought by the Rev. Herbert Clyde Shaffer, pastor of the Methodist church. Services will alternate between the two churches each Sunday evening closing with the Good Friday service Apr. 20. The schedule is as follows. March 18 - Methodist church Message from the apostle John by the Rev. Carl R. Carlsen. March 25 Presbyterian church - Message from Philip by the Rev. Mr. Shaffer. April 1 - Methodist church Message from Peter by the Rev. Carlsen. April 8 - Presbyterian church Message from Bartholomew by the Methodist pastor. April 15 - Methodist church • Message from Judas by the Presbyterian pastor. April 19 - Presbyterian church Communion services - Message by Methodist pastor. April 20 - Methodist church Good Friday - Message by the Presbyterian pastor. The; devotions and special music at each service will be by the pastor and choir of the host church. The offerings will remain in the church in which services is held. 50th book added To Sheila Bradley Collection at library "The Junior Science Book of Elephants" is the most recent addition to the Sjieila Anastasia Bradley Memorial book shelf in the Fayette community library. The book was written by Dr. William D. Sheldon, Director of the Reading Center and Professor of Education at Syracuse University, and the title page carries the autograph of the author. This 50th addition to the collection is the gift of Dr. Sheldon, who is author of the Sheldon Basic Reading Series. The 4!)th and 49th books added to the collection were two volumes of the life nature library-"The Sea" and "The Forest". Given in memory of the birthday of Sheila, the donors were Mrs. Edward C. Bradley and Edward G. Urad.ey, Jr., the brother of Sheila. Friends wishing to make con- t -{billions to the fund may do so by contacting Mrs. Emily Swartz, present custodian of the fund, or tnc Leader office. the last meeting the members honoring 4-H leaders and their A. U W voted to give $20 spouses from Fayette County will Palmer Hospital Auxiliary be held Monday March 19 at 7 p. of necessary equip- m. at the County Extension Office sses for the Tuesday in Fayette. evening meeting will be Mrs, Speaker for the evening will be Uffrlng and Mrs. George Ramona Esbeck, .state 4-H. lead- time was spent playing in the snow ^ er from Iowa State university. before leaving for their homes. Cub Scouts meet . Maynard - All Cub Scouts of Den 3 Pack 74 met with their Den day afternoon, Mar. 5. After repeating the pledge to the United States flag the made comb cases of heavy plastic and then sanded boards which they will use at a later meeting to make paper weights. Kirby Satnuelson was named denner for the month and John Fink, scribe. Treats were passed .out by Mrs. Paul and a short Robert Ohrt speaker At Woman's club The general meeting of the Fayette Federated Woman's club was held Monday evening in the Methodist parish house. Robert Ohrt, highway patrolman from Independence, was the speaker for the evening. The Fayette high school boys' vocal chorus also presented two selections. Mrs. Larry Riley, recently elected "Club woman of the year", was introduced and presented with a corsage. Delegates were elected and plans were made to attend the county convention to be held in the West Union Methodist Church on Wednesday, March 21. Registration will be from 9:30 to 10 a. m. Memebers of the Book Review club were hostesses. Give wildlife a Chance on highway "Sound your horn and slow down when you sight wildlife or g ! «mo birds on the highways." State Conservation Commission Director Glen Powers urged Iowa motorists today. "The heaviest loss of game on the roads occurs during late March and April." he continu. ed. "At this time of year, and tne season's heavy snow not yet melted, cover is thin and no longer provides a safe hiding place in the many areas. Wildlife may be forced to the dangerous protection of sheltered roadside ditches. "With snow still covering the fields and weed seeds and waste grain scarce anyway, the grain Parent-teachers meet Scheduled Thursday MAYNARD — The postponed February meeting of the Parent- Teachers' association will be held in the high school study hall on Thursday. March 15, beginning at 2:15 p. in. The entire meeting will be devoted to a panel discussion of the curriculum of grades six through 12 with Superintendent W. P. Truesdell as moderator. Senior faculty members in each of the fields of mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, physical education, fine arts and vocational training will give short presentations of content in the academic area. The major pas t of the program will be .devoted to discussing questions raised by the parents. The superintendent and faculty members consider this to be one of the most important* meetings of the P. T. A. this year and ask that each parent make a special effort to be present. N. F. O. president to Speak at Postville Oran Lee Staley will speak. at the Postville high school gym at spilled on highways by farm trucks 8 p . m ., Thursday, March 22. This .becomes very tempting and hazardous. Besides, the mating season results in much travel by some species and a total loss of fear in others. is sponsored by Fayette, Allamakee, Clayton and Winneshiek counties. The following people have been appointed as chairman of the following committees for Fayette Don't forget the smorgasbord at County NFOi Publicity, Lois Sch- the First Methodist Church Fay- uchmann, Hawkeye?, CROP, Berette, Saturday, March 17. Serving nard Royee, Wadena; Public Kfl> starts at 5 p. m. J atton »> A'dW ^Wer, Elgin, where they have resided since. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Farley of Fayette. Mrs. Maida Kammeyer, of Fredericka and four sons, Charles,, of New Hampton; Myron, Terre Haute, Ind.; Robert, Cedar Rapids and William, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; also several grandchildren,, great grandchidren and also great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Two sons and an infant daughter proceeded him in death. Funeral services were held Monday, March 12, from the First Methodist church in Fayette. The Belles-Wright funeral home was in charge of arrangments. Special education Contracts signed Contracts for the personnel for the school year 1962-63 for the program of special education for handicapped children in schools of Chickasaw and Fayette counties have been signed and returned to the two county boards of education. There will be one change in this personnel due to the resignation of Judith Steele, speech therapist of New Hampton. The director of the program will be Richard L. Hansen, School psychologist is Berniece Harmon. William Glassell is the speech therapist in Fayette county. Charlotte Lynch King will be the speech therapist t; replace Miss Steele. Mrs. King is at present. ,} student in the State College r.< .!j\va at Cedar Falls, but will revive her degree before school opens next September. Mrs. King is a resident of New Hampton. Mrs. Leota Dudley will be the administrative assistant in the county superintendent's office at New Hampton, while Miss Zoe Smith will hold the same responsibility in the office at West Union with Mrs. Geraldine Musser being the clerk. A. S. Morse is the county superintendent in a joint merger of Chickasaw and Fayette county boards of education. Services held for Edward Buenneke MAYNARD — Funeral services for Edward Buenneke, 72, were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday, Mar. 14, at the St. Paul's Lutheran church with the Rev. Mr. Gundell, Grain Creek, officiating with the local pastor, the Rev. Herman J. Brandt, assisting. Mr. Buenneke, a native of Maynard, was the eldest of the six children of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buenneke Jr. He left Maynard in 1912 working in different banks in Iowa. He retired a few years ago as cashier of the bank at Scranton where he died after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, one brother, Walter, Coon Rapids; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Warnke, Mrs. Ernest Oltrogge, both of Maynard, and Mrs. Herman Bredow, Waverly, nieces and, nephews. One brother, Louis, H, Buenneke, preceded him in death. Funeral Services were hejd in Scranton on

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