Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on April 5, 1962 · Page 5
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 5

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, April 5, 1962
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Fewer car dealers, buf Average soles up 40% EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third In a series of six articles on changes In retailing in Iowa during the past decade. 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 the SUI Bureau of Business and Economic Research. New car franchised dealers diminished by nearly 21 per cent in Iowa during the decade 1948-58, reports State University of Iowa Prnfessor Leonard J. Konopa. With fewer dealers, average sales per dealer rose 40 per cent, he adds. Professor Konopa's comments appear in the Iowa Business Digest, published by the SUI Bureau of Business and Economic Research. The Iowa trend parallels the 12 per cent drop in the number of dealers and 51 per cent increase in average sales in a nationwide basis, continues Konopa. Part of the decrease in car dealers is associated with the termination of automobile manufacturing by such companies as Hud son, Packard, and Kaiser, says Konopa. Across the country, motor fuel consumption increased 70 per cent, while the number of gasoline service stations rose only 9.8 per cent. Average sales, as a result, improved 66 per cent. The consumption of motor fuel in Iowa, at the same time, increased approximately 37 per cent. The Snow cover delays Start of fish season The 1962 fishing season is off to a slow start due to heavy snows and thick ice. State Conservation Commission field men, reporting last week, tell of ice anglers still out as far south as Rock Creek Lake and doing very well for themselves. Barring warm rains and higher temperatures, it should be at least another week before the lakes are clear of ice in even the southernmost sections. Meantime, everything is in readiness at the Commission's fisheries. Trout hatcheries are prepared for the first stocking of northeast Iowa streams as soon as stream conditions are right and • the mud and snow on roads will permit the trucks to get in. Trout fishing goes on all winter but roads into the fishing areas are often impassable even for light vehicles. Early biological surveys will determine the fish populations of , Iowa lakes and streams and the results will be announced as soon as possible. - One thing is sure, there will be plenty of water all over the state, and the sight of open water turns a fisherman's fancy to thoughts of ' rod, reel and big ones that hit so hard in the spring. number of gasoline stations, however, declined 2.4 per cent although average sales were up 51 per cent, Knnopa says. The mortality rate among tire, battery, and accessory dealers in Iowa was high, notes Professor Konopa. For every 1(X) dealers in 1!M8 there were only G!i a decade later. Average sales of the dealers in Iowa who survived, however, increased 84 per cent, he says. On a per capita basis, lowans were not spending much more for tires and batteries in 1958 than 1948. Each dealer, however, was serving G!> per cent more people, says Konopa. Aircraft, boat, motorcycle, and household trailer dealers nearly doubled in the United States and were up 37 per cent within Iowa, be reports. At the same time average sales rose 34 per cent nationally and nine per cent in the state. Graduate Awarded Fellowship Upper Iowa University officials were informed today that mid term graduate, William J. Daniels of Chicago, Illinois, is one of 1,058 college students awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. The 1,058 awards for first year graduate study announced today by Sir Hugh Taylor, Foundation President, represent the culmination of the first five-year pro- While on campus he was active in Pi Kappa Delta, the Political and Social Issues Club. Alpha Phi Omega, the debate team and track. He also was the recipient of an assistant-ship by the history department. Presently, Daniels is enrolled at the -State University of Iowa where he is working toward a master's dog ee in political science. He was awarded a scholarship and an ass- islantship at SUI. Each Fellowship awa"ded covers n full yi ;v's Uiition and r e f s at a R "idunte .school of the Fellow's choice and a living allowance of SI .500. This year's winners of fellowships were elected by 15 regional committees from 9.975 candidates nominated from SM55 colleges. Of some 2,500 interviewed. 1.407 received Homvablc Mention in the competition. "A candidate accepting a Wood row Wilson Fellowship assumes a moral obligation to complete at least one year of graduate studies and to give serious thought to a career in college teaching," Sir Hugh said in his announcement of the awards. The Woodrow Wilson Fellowships may be held at any graduate school in the United States or Canada admitting the Fellows. "T[iis year's candidates presented such strong claims that several regional selection committees asked for permission to exceed their assigned quotas. Un'ortunate- ly, the budget under which we operate provides only for 1,000 Fellows a year," Dr. Rosenhaupt explained. "Many unsuccessful candidates presented recommendations which under normal circumstances would have guaranteed them election. Fayette county certified Brucellosis - free area In 19. r >4 ('>m!,<ivss (old livestock disease offiri.'U to clean up brucel- losis in catl'v. With this request came cash tn do Die job. From a yearly loss «! $li)ii million, due to brucellosis in t'li' n,->i:i>n. tlv d's ease has bet n n <|MC< e! to ;i lt:s>; (if $20 million a vi ;\>-. Fayette (i»mty \v:i^ I lie fi -si county in Iov.,i | () p-v;;, nt |>,titiuns asking for In-Ip and a p-ni;-am to eradicate tlv disease. (!?i '\ii.nu.4 12, in. r i9 Fa\ette county had' re duced the disease in cattle to less than oin- per cent ;nul \vas declared fi modified certified b'.'ti- cellosis-free ;n a. The count- lias remained a ce- tifiod area. The disease is checked and controlli'd tli'<>i'i;h the ring test on milk and ci-eam on all dairy herds at six month:: intervals. Herds t'vit slum positive to the ring Uvt li.-uv been subjected to the rin;; test. "This brings us up to date with a rather serious problem." accord ing to M. ('. W.-mjjsness. Fayette county extension director. "Late of the eradicnt ; (in • \v.s ;<ti'vn]) 'inted has lv e'l reder'.- d yt a '. i"'i!;in'i the in \'\'\ fi'mU fti" p-oviding calf lino.l varTiirition we"e removed. This u- :s di>e. in pa-t. to the v.it'i ' 'I'A.il of fed, 1 al fnvls from r.w-.." At the t-.l -i -I S''ir>.,):;) ;i v-.i ti ;«••• -. T'v's to :<'•(! • s'l.) ;i i-radication p.-o/ir.'ini ino:'L' difficult. !•';)>•( tic county livestock p.'inlw i\'s can inniiitain th(^ jicci'cditcd status for the county on a \o' unta'-y l)asis This nvi'iis viccin .•'tinij all lirifc.' i'i'p!ac( nii-nls in Hi:' luvd hrt\vc«'ii tin- aui-s of fi u • and ciflot iivtiUlis. ca"i'yint? on a h'ood test where the rin.n test shows positive even though in dcinnit.v paytnents a>'e curtailed, and add only ncRative animals to the herd. Livestock producers of Kayette County will need to put forth spec ial effort in m','> to keep this disease under control and load tin- way toward a goal of making Iowa herds free from this disease. SOON TO BE IN OPERATION FAYFTTE SAND AND GRAVEL CO. Washed Sand — Gravel — PeaGravel Macon Sand — Rock — Fill Dirt Phone White 86 — Fayette CORRECTION In the W. R. Spcrry obituary printed last week in the Leader, the story should have read that the Reed Funeral home of Waucoma was in charge of the services. VYI'-UAM DANIELS gram r.nilf |v: c P'b'e by a Ford Foundation ;j nut of J:M,!i<)().()UO in 1957. Daniels completed his work toward a BA ciogreo at tlio end of the first semester and will receive his diploma at the spring commencement exercises. He majored in history and minored in political and social science and French. LETS TRADE TIRES OUR PRICES are SO LOW That You'd Have To Come In To COMPARE PRICES TO BELIEVE IT ED CAMPBELL'S DEEP ROCK SERVICE Fayette, Iowa CARPENTRY NEW CONVENTIONAL HOMES and All Types Of REMODELING Gene Wm. Singer UC.1NEKAL CONTK3TCTCJK" Phone 247 Fayette, Iowa "3" THE MOST BEAUTIFUL. MOST EXCITING .... AND MOST EXPENSIVE BEDSPREAD IN OUR COLLECTION With this lovely, WALNUT BEDROOM GROUPING — Reg. 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