Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on March 29, 1962 · Page 2
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 2

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, March 29, 1962
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Established In 1914 NATIONAL EDITORIAL |A # c 6 T 'g N 1ht Old -fmex, Subscription Rates In Fayette and Adjoining Counties Outside r'nyctlo and Adjoining Counties $3.00 Per Year $3.50 Per Year "You're young only once. After that, you need Home other excuse." Thi- Lender is published weekly in Fayette, Iowa, and distributed nn 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 Editorial Comments - - Pattern For Monopoly Senator Goldwater takes a dim view of the Administration's abandonment of the Elsenhow­ er partnership plan for developing hydroelectric power sites, and approval of a federal transmission line which would pool great blocks of power under federal control. "What these two developments. . .mean," the Senator said, "Is that the Federal Government now intends to take over the complete responsibility for power development in this country, not onlv for its production but also its transmission and sale." Administration spokesmen have denied any such intention. They argue that there Ls plenty of loom for both governmental and private power development. But even if we accept these avowals, the fact remains that Senator Goldwater's prog­ nosis has logic on its side. Once government, like the proverbial camel, gets It nose into the tent it's just a matter of time until it takes up the whole tent and there's no room for others. Bureaucracies feed on power and their appetites are insatiable. Add to this, government's enormous advantages in any competitive situation -- made up of lax freedom, tax subsidies, below - cost capital, and the like—and the picture clears. The way to prevent an eventual federal power monoply, which would dominate the life of the nation, is to turn thumbs down now on plans that restrict or destroy individual opportunity and free enterprise—the end result of such policies is socialism. Jail - For Farmers 111 The federal government can't run the nation's farms, and its ineptitude has been brilliantly demonstrated by the failure of one farm program after another for the past 30 years. The taxpayers now have a S2.7 billion investment, not counting storage and handling charges, in 1.4 billion bushels of wheat and feed grains -almost a three-year domestic supply. It has been estimated that the administration's new farm program could cut wheat surpluses 225 million bushels a year. If accepted by Congress and the farmers, the new plan will enforce rigid production controls and marketing quotas on both wheat and feed grains. The Secretary of Agriculture has said that a provision providing jail sentences for farmers who fail to keep proper records will strengthen the program. This highlights an interesting point about benefits from government that all groups seeking or accepting federal largess should take to heart. Federal control follows federal money. One thing is sure. If you accept political favors, you better control enough votes to put the fear of the polls into the politicans granting them. Otherwise the road may become rocky, indeed. And now, jail is suggested as an indoctrination method—in the U. S. A.! There can't be free farmers when government controls eliminate the free market system --agriculture will wind up as some form of communal project, under the thumb of a political boss. Chattin' With Stoney We received quirt an education touring the high school building with the school hoard members Monday night. And it's a tour that should he made available to mure people. With the growing number of students, there is a growing m id for more classroom area. It ap peared to us that classrooms have been set up in every nook and corner of the building. except possibly the broom closet. . . . and they're probably thinking of mak ing a classroom out of that. The school board is trying to keep the building in good repair, and also hold expenses down. It would be fool hardy to embark on a building program when the sub ject of re districting is still Ix'ing tossed around We feel, however, that before anyone votes "no" on a re (lis tricting proposal or gripes because taxes go up a mill or two they should visit the school building and see where our future citizens get their book larnin'. We have seen buildings in much better conditions. — •— We like to make a plea to motorists to keep their eyes open for youngsters riding bicycles on these nice spring days. After being grounded for so long during the winter months, the bicycle riders may not be as watchful rot- approaching cars as they should be. So FLEASE. Mr. Motorist . . be on the look out for cyclists who might stray into the path of your auto. Mrs. Harold Enrle accompanied Mr. and Mrs. K. B. Woods of Washburn to St. Edwards. Neb., Thursday to visit until Monday with relatives. —•— Mrs. Ena Darns returned home Wednesday afternoon after a few days visit with her daughter, the Marvin Thomas' near Sumner. Fayette School News Homemakers Dateline by Dorothye E. Busching Fayette County HOME ECONOMIST Did you know that you "vote" every time you shop for groceries? Homemakers' choices while grocery shopping are very important when new food products come into the stores. Many more new items are introduced in stores than eventually stay on the shelves. For every eight items introduced, five disappear because homemakers do not give them their "stamp of approval". It is important to recognize your responsiblity to shop wisely! D-E-B April 3 is the date for the Family Life Conference at Iowa State university. The conference, open to homemakers from throughout the state, will deal with the problems facing modern women and how we may meet them. 1 am planning to attend the conference with a carload of homemakers from the county. If you are interested in attending, please contact me at the Extension office, Fayette. D-E-B Foam backed garments are continually being tested and improved. Recently the National Institute of Drycleaning test-cleaned a variety of laminated fabrics and found very few problems. Because the foam will not shrink, it is important to buy fabrics which have been treated for shrinkage before the fabric and foam were bonded together. To be sure YOU won't have care problems, buy laminates which are guaranteed washable and drycleanable by a reliable company. D-E-B Look for more and more home appliances with pieces that detach for easy cleaning. Such features include ovens that pull out, lift-otf or drop-down oven doors, removable knobs and surface units or burners. Such features allow you to take parts to the sink for clean­ ing. We soon expect other types of equipment to follow the lead of ranges in such "easy clean" fea hires. D-E-B Do the pictures in your home reflect your family likes and interests'? Selection of pictures for the home can be fun and challenging as a family project. Pictures which are changed or rearranged periodically give an "alive" interest to the wall space they occupy. You can help the children in your home learn to enjoy art by allowing them to help choose pictures and arrange them. Pictures you can choose from, range from those • in a magazine to inexpensive art prints to a wide selection of better reproductions and paintings. D-E-B The 4-H girls in the county are studying five pictures by recognized artists as part of the home furnishings study this year. These pictures include "Young Corn" by Grant Wood, the "Blue Horse" by Franz Marc and "Infantia Marguerita Theresa" by Velaquez. If you would be interested in seeing copies of these pictures, we have them at the Extension office, Fayette. To help 4 -11 girls understand the paintings and their artists, we have a resume' of each one they study. D-E-B Althought white is by far the biggest selling color in major household appliances, many homemakers are finding it is fun to buy one or more appliance in color and have older appliances painted to match. Several paint manufacturers have matching paints for appliances and many auto paint shops can do the job. This may be one way to give your kitchen a new look this spring! D-E-B Creek Bottom Comments We know a thinking fellow who gives considerable thought to the prospective * good common sense of people selling, buying, shopping within their respective community school districts. We think he has a point worthy of consideration. School cbsts comprise a very major portion of every community's property taxes. Therefore sell your xxiilk to a creamery or milk processing "plant in your school district, sell your hogs to a buying station in the district, buy your form or business supplies from dealers in the district, patronize supermarkets, clothing stores, shoe stores, repair shops, garages, barbers, and restaurants within the district.-"jEfvery "going, business means 'help toward those school taxes, 'every' Vacant building on Main Street, or any other street, means MORE taxes, for those remaining, 'who pay 'the taxes, to support the public school system of ymrr school 1 district, - , If a sensitive microphone- was cteveflyift&^a&d in^the one particular e«e,~«r,d a tape-recordirtg rojade^f pertain c6ffe*fcreak 'conversation* rand then if toe*ftBcord- ed vlruleflt/gibber-gabber was play- — By Reuben ed back some morning, in full audible tone, some business and professional people would get quite a shock. But for more important, suppose some business or professional person was in, having coffee, while considering the little college city as a place to open a new business or office, and they overheard some of these invective tempest-in-a-teapot grumblings. The spirit of making mountains out of mole-hills, and calling fellow townsmen several varities of s. o. b. ( behind their back, of course ) over every little complaint, is NOT going to help put new business in any of those empty buildings on Main Street. Bleak EMPTY buildings, ( with dirty, dusty windows ) are NOT the right way or the thrifty way to property tax relief, e-b-c There was a time in America, when charity was a Christian virtue, instead of a high pressure industry. c-b-c Special Education — Mrs. Swartz We celebrated a birthday this week. Don was 16 on Monday, March 19. He brought a cake as a treat for his shop class and candy bars for all in our room. Donna is still absent with a sinus infection. Others have been having colds but have not had to be absent from school. Linda, Sinda, and Janet made health posters showing vegetables and showing how we wash to keep clean. Then they learned some speaking parts and two songs for a short play which they put on for our room, Mrs. Downing's fifth grade and Mrs. Butterfield's sixth grade. The girls enjoyed doing this very much. Donald finished the gun racks he was making in shop. He has been absent much of this week with a severe cold and John has operated the milk machine while he was gone. Marcella and Arnold drive twice a week; since the snow level has dropped and the corners have been widened. They look forward to this very much. Visitors Sunday afternoon at the Fred Maurer home were the Eugene Severson family, of Waverly, and the Wesley Maurer family, of Dufrtkerton. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Roach and family, Eau Claire, Wis,, were Wevk-end visitors in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lockwood, Mr. Roach spent Saturday in Dubuque attending a company meeting. First Grade — Mrs. Frlseh (1 nup one in reading finished their unit on the great outdoors I his week. Group two read "Highways Then and Now" and "The Horseless Carriage". We also finished another story in our .Journeys in Heading. We did two days of Power I holders and one day of Hate Huilders in our SUA. In addition, we had Listening Skills. We added some variety to our room last Friday. After school, the desks were all turned facing the opposite direction. When the students arrived on Monday morn ing. they were all surprised to see the change. In art. we made masks out of soap and water mixed. We then painted them. These masks were molded on pieces of cardboard. It was a huge success and our masks are now up in the room. — • — Mis. Scheidel In numbers we learned that there are many kinds of money. Some money is printed. Money has different values. Every year the Government prints more than one billion bills, as the average life of a bill is about one year. Women help guard the United States paper currency at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D. C. When labor saving machinery displaced women from their former positions, they chose to become guards rather than look for employment elsewhere. We have learned more about trees in science. Trees have sap. The sap from sugar maple trees is gathered and made into edible products. Men use machines to tap maple trees. Machines help men to work fast. Factors contributing to having and maintaining good health was our topic of discussion in health. Health is a state of physical, mental, and emotional well being. Fourth Grade — Samples of sugar cane and a cotton plant brought by Laverne Thyer followed by a unit test closet! our discussion of New Orleans. We now journey t.> the North Western part of the United States to learn about Seattle, Washington which L-. the 1!)G2 site of the worlds fair. Scott Linge brought many interesting folders on the subject. Winners of our most recent spelldown were Becky Mt'Gee WHO spelled "daughter" correctly, i.'id Charienc Smith who successfully spelled "alphabet". Most of us enjoy our new arithmetic skill of finding average numbers. We have also begun to learn the multiplication table of eight. education. We are learning to write a research paper in our class. Selecting a topic, using the encyclopedia, taking notes, and writing our paper are some of the parts included in our project. In health we have been studying about our sense organs and how they help us to understand the world around us. Wc are starting another unit entitled "experiences in Living With Others." Fifth Grade — Mrs. Everett This week in reading we have taken two mure stories in our readers, covered another story in our reading workbooks and did power and rate builders in our S. H. A. Reading Laboratory. We finished a unit in language Wednesday and are starting a new one. It will cover such topics as: descriptions, explanation.-, giving directions, writing good paragraphs, and learning to find subjects and predicates in sentences. Our creative writing for the past week was to write a paper completing the statement: "If I could become the teacher of this class for one week, I would . . ." The students were to think of original ideas. Seventh Grade — by Linda Moore Tuesday we had a 32 point test in Iowa History. Quite a few had A's but not as many as on the first test. We are now studying "Early Forts of Iowa." In arithmetic the first group is working on angles. The second group is working with circles and circle graphs. In health we are starting a detailed study of the skin. We've all been working very hard trying to get our health notebooks up to date. Peggy Maxson received her "sweetheart attendent" picture which was very nice. Sixth Grade — Our sixth grade class has been quite busy since the time when we missed so many days because of the snow. We have received the results from our "Iowa Basic Skills Tests" and wc were happy to see that we are making progress in our Eighth Grade — In arithmetic we have just begun studying equations. We find them very different from what we have been studying. In language we have begun studying pronouns, and Friday, March 23, we had a test of 85 points. We are now starting a new unit on letter writing. In health Larry Webb, Bob Swehla. and Steve Aanes, demonstrated mouth to mouth resuscitation. Curt Dumermuth, Denny Hendrix. and Eddy Stearns along with Howie Hubbell demonstrated how to treat poisoning. In science, we had a test over units on electricity. 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That's why folks who live in these Gold Medallion Homes have found that Flameless Electric Heat is Best! « * * For Information about which typo of electric heating will be beit (or you, fill out the coupon below and mall to "Electric Heating Representative* In car* of your nearest Interstate Power Company. • """JHWj^ >B »J . I would like to know more (bout flimilMi tl«f jtlg h^i. hwpA I plan to • modernlM my prmnt horno. p bul|d I Qf^ti • buy ermlallns home. • •.•„.«•'•?.*»* ids*.- ) s fir <• "V; '"MUNHttlUTNNl SIX

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