Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on April 12, 1962 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 2

Fayette, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, April 12, 1962
Page 2
Start Free Trial

Established In 19M My Neighbors NATIONAL EDITORIAL |AS^>CgTli Subscription Rates In Fayette and Adjoining Counties - $3.00 Per Year Outside Fayette and Adjoining Counties _ $3.50 Per Year The Leader Is published weekly in Fayette, Iowa, and distributed on Thursday morning. Entered at the Post Office at Fayette, Iowa as "ccond class matter, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Maurice Stonoman, Owner and Publisher "We're giving a 'twist' party thin year." Editorial Comments Babies — And Electronics The science of electronics was vastly accelerated by the pressures of World War II. One of the most dramatic developments was radar, which enabled ships and planes to pinpoint targets and objects many miles away through the blackest night or the worst of weather. To many of us who .have difficulty in balancing a monthly bank statement, one of the most mysterious creatures spawned since the war by this new science is the electronic computer. Electrical impulses representing complex mathematical equations and relationships can be fed into one of them at fantastic rates of speed-up to several hundred thousand characters per second. These remarkable machines have • teen applied to everything from figuring the best combination of ingredients for sausage to analyzing and mapping the movements of every aircraft over the United States as part of our air defense system. They guide missiles into space, and, worse luck, scan our income tax returns. One of the most interesting recent developments is a new adaptation of the computer in the field of medicine. Nearly 150,000 babies die annually in the last four months of pregnancy, or the first year of life. A group of doctors have organized a study program which utilizes electronic data processing equipment to evaluate pregnancy and birth information from 91 hospitals. Last year the initial program studied 150,000 births. And in 1962, it is hoped that half a million may be handled. The eventual goal will be to analyze all of the nation's baby deliveries, and reduce the infant mortality rate by 15 to 25 per cent in the next five to ten years by making information on previous handling of particular birth and Infant conditions immediately available to attending physicians. Electronics is becoming one of the nation's major industries, and it is certainly on of the most imaginative and rapidly growing ones. Many of its miracle machines have become commonplace necessities in business, industry, and the home. And to an ever- increasing degree, its products will contribute to the country's technical and productive capacity, and to individual enjoyment, comfort and length of life. Highway Safety Sense A deluge of ghoulish guessing and bloodthirsty reporting has obscured the very real progress that has been made in automotive highway safety. From a high of 11.5 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles in 1945, the rate was slashed to 5.3 in 1960, it was reduced even more, with a record low of 5.1 posted in the first 11 months. This outstanding progress was made during the decade and a half since World War II when the number of cars, trucks and buses on America's streets and highways soared from a little over 31 million to more than 74 million. With the automotive safety constantly improving, it's time to stop screaming death and destruction. It's time to call a halt to creating the impression that the only safe place for the family car is home in the garage. There's no minimizing the importance of highway safety-and nobody wants to--but sensational reports of widespread carnage, instead of making drivers safer and more competent, can make them more tense, more nervous and more accident-prone. What makes better drivers is not horror but help; not scares but suggestions; not, terror but teaching. Safe driving is a skill which, once mastered and remembered, provide great pleasure. America's automotive safety record can be improved still more, without horror and hysteria, by the conscientious application of the principles of safe driving. Homemakers Dateline by Dorothye E. Busching Fayette County HOME ECONOMIST This spring you can be good to your feet and still be in fashion, too. The "one toe" look for shoes . . .namely, the pointed toe. . .is ont only one style this year. The crescent shaped toe or the squared-off toe also are ot thla spring's fashion picture. This means you can choose the shoe that fits your feet best and still in style. D-E-B Another new food. . . .chicken sticks. . . .is in the offing. They've been developed in New York State and may soon be available on Iowa markets. These chicken sticks are made of ground chicken with corn flake crumbs. They can be prepared in the oven, by pan frying or deep fat frying them. They offer new variety for sandwiches, main dishes or appetizers. Sounds like this might be a way to use left over chicken in the home too! D-E-B A flick ol the linger is all it takes to operate the aerosol cans Molding foods, sprays, and starches today. These cans are growing, both in size and varity of products they contain. Pressure containers are now being experimented with for mayonnaise, horseradish, garlic and cake frostings. Cake decorators may soon get professional looking results by using these cans with interchangeable tips for rose- - " — •» buds, leaves and swirls. D-E-B Have you seen the new "Live With Color" bulletin which was recently printed by Iowa State University? This bulletin, printed in exciting colors, deals with using color effectively in the home. It describes various basic color schemes and their variations. If you would like this bulletin, drop us a card at the Extension Office, Fayette, asking tor bulletin HE 47. You may have to live in the same house with the same furniture for many years, but you needn't live with the same worn, out colors. Why not make color work for you? ? D-E-B It won't be long until family cook outs, picnics and barbeques will be in full swing. A lesson on "Outdoor Cookery" will be presented for representatives of ANY organized clubs on April 16, 1:30 p. m., at the Extension Office, Fayette. The lesson will include information on preparation of the cooking area, controlling insect pests, as well as recipes and techniques in outdoor cooking. If your club or group would like to send a representative, they are welcome to attend. D-E-B The development of compact insulation materials helps manufacturers put more space inside refrigerators. . .walls are thinner. A new 12 cubic foot box may have the same outside dimensions as a former 8 cubic foot model. This new insulation material is poured in liquid form into the cabinet shell. This material expands, solidifies and produces a strong and excellent insulation. Production costs presently limit this new insulation to models in the higher D-E-B Do you look for the round purple federal inspection stamp on the meat that you buy? Its purpose is to protect you, by guaranteeing that all meat so marked is from healthy animals. It also tells you that this meat has been processed under sanitary conditions and was fit for consumption when it left the processing establishment. The purple marking is a vegetable coloring which is harmless. D-E-B About 80 per cent of all meat sold in the United States is federally inspected. A large portion of the other 20 per cent is slaughtered under inspection regulations set up by states and cities. All meat which is shipped across state lines must bear the federal inspection stamp. D-E-B Don't forget the lesson on "Outdoor Cookery", April 16, at 1:30 p. m. at the Extension Office, in Fayette. Chattin' With Stoney Probably the largest and most unique promotion attempted in Fayette in a number of years will be held this Friday night, April 13. And the immediate future of Fay ette could lfe in the outcome of it. If the (promotion is a huge success, the local merchants may be come enthused and be willing Co attempt more promotions.. This will mean the beginning of a progressive Fayette. If it fails, promotions will be a dirty word, and the progress of our town will be set back another five years. The promotion, which was engineered by B. J. Thayer, is a real good idea and should prove successful. Just how successful, though depends on the merchants individually. It will be their fault if it fails. ... not Mr. Thayer's. Some of the merchants have listed some "red hot bargms" in their ad on the Black Cat page. The large number of participants in the sales event shows a great deal of unity, which is certainly a step in the right direction. Our hope is that everyone will continue to work together for a better Fayette. —•— We received many favorable comments on last week's issue of the Leader, which was a 10-page edition. Several people remarked how nice the paper looked with 10 pages, and generously sprinkled with advertisement. We enjoyed publishing the large edition, and would like to publish the large papers each week. Unfortunately, we cannot do this, unless we haye enough advertising to warrant the use of the extra pages. The size of the paper depends to a certain extent on the readers. If the readers would go to the local merchants and tell them that they read the merchants ad in the paper, possibly the merchant would become more advertising conscious. Or if they would point out that they missed seeing the merchant's ad in the paper, possibly that merchant would be more inclined tp advertise his wares more regularly. The reader's comments and purchases are the only ways the local business man has of. measuring the value of his advertising. It is our earnest desire to publish the type of paper that the merchants and readers want. However, the size of the paper depends on the number of ads which are placed . . , and the number Creek Bottom. Comments Fish Adolph Pavlista of Maquoketa recently caught a 10% pound walleye pike while fishing through the ice at Bellevue. The fish measured 29 inches long and had a girth of 20 inches. Extension Council Activities Calendar Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 — Iowa Home Economics Association meeting - Ames Saturday, April 14. Westfield Worthy Winners 4-H club meeting • Extension office - 1:30 p, m. Harlan NRG 4-H club meeting - Mflynard Community Hall -1:30 p.m. Eden Starlets : 4-H club meeting • Judy Rausch Windsor Winners 4-H dub meeting - Debra Brockway Jefferson Good Luck 4-H club - m£etingvV"PbyMss Trovrer niyria Clipperetles 4-H "club mf&ffl%>Wri* Church - Waucoma-Urbanettes 4-H dub .meeOng^Beverly Thornton Union Eager Beavers 4-H dub '-meeting • Reginald, Duncan & Sarin* Gross - 8 p. m, e Monday* April 16 y- Leader Tritoing Lesson •> "Q^t^Jlookm'' sIntension, 1 ;*J p. m, Fremont: Jr. Farmers 4'H .iCJub meeting r Gary and James Grimm 8 P< m. , - , U^^^Si'itU . 'V t „ ' • X I Scott Hot Shots fH dub.me ^Httg ^lrtwJautford . 8 p. m. ftuilii l\ Lawn Ural GRASS SEED Mixed Por Your Requirements AH Purpose Mix 98c lb. Shady Lawn Mix 88c lb. Backyard Mixture 48c lb. GARDEN CENTER NUTRI - PAK COMPAMY South Mochaijle Sfrstt —, Payette We are pleased that Doctor Alex Matthews, thoracic surgeon, Mason City, has had the courage to tell the truth about the correlation of cigarettes and lung cancer. If exhaust fumes was a cause, garage workers and truck drivers would have a high ration of lung cancer, which is not the case. The very rich cigarette industry, and the people who reap the rich harvest from cigarette ads, have done a great job of playing down the truth, and coming up with counter claims. But lung cancer in males over 40 has increased from 6979 cases in 1940, to 36,000 cases in 19G0. At present time there are about 930,000 cigarettes smoked every minute, in the U. S., by about 61,000,000 cigarette smokers Pipe and cigar smoking is a less lung cancer hazard, because there is less inhaling. We are intrigued, and also disgusted, by all the silly mumbo-jumbo about cigarette filters. How ridiculosis can anybody get, that any filer can let all the good ( ? ) thru, while it keeps 'all the bad restrained. If we were going to smoke, we would smoke tobacco, not Kotex. e-b-c — By Reuben Here is an old story that we think worth repeating. A plumber had a large amount of iron pipe to clean. He wrote a Government agency about using hydrocloric acid for the job. He received a lengthy letter of technical mumbo- jumbo, ending with the phrase, "hydrochloric acid is deleterious to substance in question". The plumber wrote a short note of thanks, and added that he was writing a chemical company for price of the acid. He received the second letter, ending with the phrase, "the use of hydrochloric acid is definitely contraindicted". He wrote the second note of thanks, and stated that he was ordering the acid. This time he received an eleven word telegram, terse and to the point, DON'T USE IT. IT EATS THE HELL OUT OF THE PIPE, c-b-c And now a few words to you young bridegrooms. Don't tell your bride you are not good enough for her, she will find it out for herself. And the honeymoon is over, when she leaves the kitchen, and lets you wash and wipe the dishes all by yourself. Out. Land condemnation feature out. Public Law 480 ~drastically changed. Revolving Fund for REA out. Watch your local papers. — B — It should be noted that the cost of living increased .3 per cent in February. This was inevitable. It is inflation. Whenever the government spends more than it takes in, inflation follows. It is a matter of simple logic. We always pay for what we spend - either taxes or cheaper dollars, the unfairest tax. There is simply no way to change this. It is a fact of life. — B — For reasons probably unknown, party lines seem to have tightened up somewhat in the Congress lately, without any more visible party activity. Usually 65 to 90 Democrats might vote with the Republicans and 20 to 30 Republicans might vote with the Democrats. Recently party line votes are more common. Probable reason: Clearer issues which speak to party philosophies. — B — 75,000 to 100,000 people are expected to visit the Capitol building during Easter week. fa/wet JAMES E. BROMWEU. SECOND IOWA DISTRICT The recommendation - for that is what it was - that the 34th Infantry ( National Guard ) and the 103rd Infrantry ( Reserve ) be "realigned" puts our Iowa civilian component units under fire for their very existence. Eight divisions in the United States are involved, two from Iowa. I am particularly disturbed over the suggestion that they sould be shelved because they are neither combat ready nor have the potential for acheiving combat readiness as compared with other units. I simply do not believe this received from the readers. So you see, our future also lies in your to be true without the evidence. — B — The U. N. Bond issue has become a battleground with the battle lines obscured by the skirmishing. The hard core of support for the proposal, whether the original or the "compromise" are those who are willing to go along with the U. N. as is. Most of this support lies in the Administration and operates through political leverage on those in the Congress who are generally favorably inclined toward the U. N. and who prefer to support the Administration where they can. The opposition comes from those who think the U. N. is no longer useful ( a small minority ) joined with a much larger group who think that major surgery is needed to keep the U. N. in good health. The latter-named group in the House will probably end up, as they apparently did in the Senate, supporting the measure which, like most legislation, is basically an "either-or" proposition. It cannot be concluded that a vote in the Congress on this bond issue is much of an indication of the legislator's view on the U. N. — B — The Farm Bill is coming on somewhat sooner than expected. Secretary Freeman wants it voted on before Easter. We should know within a week what the final form of the House bill will be. Like last year's bill it would appear to have been all chopped up since its introduction. Likely: Feed grain provisions will resemble the orginlal proposals. Dairy nrovisions will be FAYETTE THEATRE Thurs. - Fri. - Sat. April 12 - 13 - 14 JOEY DEE and the STARLITERS HEY, LET'S TWIST Sun. • Mon. - Tues. April 15 - 16 - 17 AUDREY HEPBURN GEORGE PEPPARD In BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S CONSTANT ADVERTISING One step won't take you very far, You've a 0 ' to keep on walking.. One word won't tell 'em who you are You've got to keep on talking.. An Inch won't make you very tall/ You've got to keep on growing. One little ad won't do it all, You've got to keep them going. A constant drop of water Wears away the hardest stone; By constant gnawln'* Towser Masticates the toughest bone. The constant, cooing lover Carries off the blushing maid. And the constant advertiser Is the one who gets the trade I

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free