Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on April 12, 1962 · Page 3
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Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, April 12, 1962
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LOCALS Don Vandersee went to Koehler, Wise. Sunday to attend a Koehler Manufacturing Co. business meeting and display of their equipment. He returned Tuesday evening. Ricky Dale Bass, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bass was baptized Sunday morning following the services at the Grace Lutheran church. Ricky's sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. James Bass. " - V — Mr. and Mrs. Doug Everett, Alle man, were week-end guests in the Gerald Everett home and Sunday dinner guests in the Arnold Heth home. The Heths -.vere Saturday evening visitors of his brother, Ezra Heth and family of Hawkeyc. —•— William Orr living north of Fayette submitted to surgery Thursday on his back at the Schoitz hospital in Waterloo. He will be there about a week. "*"" e)"""~ Mrs. Merwin Doughty came home Thursday from Rochester where she had been taking physical therapy treatments. Her father, Thomas Landas, who has been staying at the Doughtys, has taken rooms for awhile at Earl Schneiders. ~~"0~~~ Mrs. Stella Lund returned Sunday from a visit at the home of her sister. Mrs. Robert Hemphill in St. Paul Minn. — ^ - -L-m Visitors Saturday and Sunday at the Robert Eskridge home in Muscatine were her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Maurer. •• ~ V ~—~ The Misses Amy Leigh and Margaret Paine went to Rochester Sunday for tests at the hospital. Lloyd Iliff took them there where they plan to remain a few days and return on the bus. •*~ w~~* Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vierow and family, Waverly were Saturday visitors of her mother, Mrs. Hazel Rasmussen. "~™*Qp~— Mr. and Mrs. Archie Wood visited Grant Kiel Saturday at Rochester. ' ~ V The Mobile Bake sale held by the Fayette Unit of the Palmer Memorial hospital was termed a complete success. A total of $47.16 was realized, and contributions from 100 per cent of the members were received. Any Fayette woman interested is invited to join the Auxiliary. —•— Visitors Sunday afternoon at the Peter Fauser home were Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Lantz of Oelwein and the Paul Fauser family, of Dunkerton. —v— Mrs. Mildred Miner, Shirley and Gerald and her mother, Mrs. Amelia Voelker were dinner guests Sunday at the Robert Miner home in Independence. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Miner, Waterloo were also guests there. —•— Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gooder visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barentz at Riceville Saturday aft- ternoon and Sunday. —^>—Mr. and Mrs. Dick Miller were Sunday afternoon visitors of her father, Harold Larson in Oelwein. — • — Mr. and Mrs. Walker Briggs were dinner guests Sunday at the Taylor Briggs home in Randalia. In the afternoon they all visited at the Clair Sprague home in Maynard and were super guests there. The Spragues have recently moved back from California and have purchased the Lester Foss residence in Maynard. —•— Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cousins returned home Wednesday from visiting in the home of their daughter, the Lowell Skinners in Colorado Springs, Colo. —•— Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cousins attended the 50th wedding anniversary observance for Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Patter at their home in Oelwein Sunday afternoon. •MvQ^B Mr. and Mrs. Walker Briggs and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hanchett * The U.S. * Air Force Academy :,..and its next class of 770 young men A ! wiTH'every new class its members will come from all of the 50 states. They will be between the ages of 17 and 22 and they will be uniformly above average .., morally, physically and scholastically. During the rigorous four-year Academy program, some won't make it. It's not easy to get in, and it's not easy to stay in. Those who do graduate will find unparalleled career opportunities awaiting them in the Aerospace Age. During the next decade a great number of Air Force officers who entered the service in World War II will be retiring from active duty. Academy graduates of this newest class of 770 young men will have the highest command positions opened to them before they will have completed half of their service career. The 700 Congressional Nominees Almost 700 members of the Academy's new class will be nominated for appointment by Senators and Representatives from their respective states and congressional districts. Should you (a young man) or you (a parent) be interested in how application for such a nomination may be secured, write to your Senator, Representative... or to the Registrar, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. The Others Other appointments in the new class are open to: members of the regular and reserve components of the Air Force and Army; sons of deceased veterans; sons of members of the regular components of the Armed Forces; sons of Medal of Honor winners; and honor graduates of honor military schools. The Academy will furnish complete information. 770 Young Men... And Their Next Four Years Winning an appointment to the Academy is a signal honor in itself. Exacting standards and a fast-building tradition of uncommon achievements will soon impress this upon new cadets during their first year. It's a test that every upperclassman has gone through. A cadet receives four years of collegiate and professional education. He graduates with a second lieutenant's commission in the Regular Air Force. In addition he receives a bachelor of science degree. A cadet with special ability may take elective courses and major in a subject area of his choice. One with unusual ability and previous college work may fulfill the requirements for a master's degree during four years at the Academy. Required jExaminations Prior to Appointment The College Entrance Examination Board tests, the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, a Physical Aptitude Examination and the Academy Medical Examination determine which young men are best qualified for appointment. For full information on how one becomes one of the 770 men of the next new class, write Registrar, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado. Education for leadership in the Aerospace Age Rath's Canned HAM CrUp, laafy ! LETTUCE lOc " Red Ripe 8» tuba 3 Ib. tin TOMATOES 25c V> Red or Yellow 1 Hawaiian Punch </» 3 cans $1.00 Gut Glaser FRANKS lb.49c Gev*!. Grade A - I • « Ib. avae. — 303 size can TUR 33clb. | Apple Sauce lOc ° Plllibury white angel food I CAKE MIX 39c s O Charmln - ass't. or white 11 Toilet Tissue 12 rolls $1.00 Sylvanla Light Bulbs 4-79c Rupert, Frozen Perch Fillets lb.39c ••P^r^* 11 • " VAUI. ROBIN HOOD FLOUR 5 Ibs. 39c attended the Odd Fellows Supper at the Odd Fellows Hall In Decornh Saturday and visited at llip Vernon Hanchett home in Decorah during the evening. Mrs. John Pattison's birthday Sunday, April 8, was honored with a dinner at the home of her brnth- er-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pfeister in Odwfin. HIM- parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Weyant also attended with tin- John Pattison family. •MkQ)^a» Mr. and Mrs. Eldtvd Dinner - muth, Dayna and Curtis, and Mrs. Pearl Dumermuth mot with Dennis Dumermuth Sunday at Iowa City and all had dinner togi'ther. Dennis teaches at Calleml;ir. Iow;i. —•— Birthday dinner guests Sunday at the Art Crawford home honoring the birthday of Art Crawford on April 9, and that of his grand daughter, Mrs. Roger 1,11ml on April 14, were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lund, Mr. and Mrs. Kogi-r Lund and Mrs. Doris Ash of Shell Hock. Mrs. Ash spent the weekend <n the Roger Lund home. Mrs. Dennis Lund, of Osage. spent the week-end with her moth er, Mrs. Delbert Stevens. Mrs. Terry Stevens and Shaun were Saturday afternoon callers. ^~0"""~ Mr. and Mrs. Robert White and family spent Sunday in the homo of M-s. Zatlia Kics and Cressip Clark. Mr. Clark is recovering from a heart attack. —•— Mrs. Dorothy Stevens spent Thursday with her father, Herman Wittenburg and her sister, Mrs. Raymond Benter. Average sales in Department stores Down past 10 years EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the fourth In a series of six articles on changes In retailing In Iowa during the past decade. They are based on an annalysls 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. Adjusted average sales for Iowa department stores shrank during the decade 194858, reports State University of Iowa Professor Leonard J. Konopa. At the same time, he adds, the number of department stores, general merchandise and dry goods stores expanded 12 per cent within trie atnte. . . < Professor . Konopa's comments appear in the Iowa Business Dig- est, published by the SUI Bureau of Business and Economic Research. The SUI marketing professor says that the reduction in sales is attributed to two developments. First, sale of soft goods such as clothing does not increase as much as the sale of durable goods during a period of prosperity. Second other typos of retailers such as supermarkets and drug stores now sell socks, underwear, overalls, blouses, towels, etc., making increased competition in the sale of these goods. Limited price variety stores such as Ben Franklin or S. S. Krcsge increased approximately four per cent in number across the nation, but declined about one per cent in Iowa. However, says Professor Konopa, average sales rose 16 per cent for the United States and nine per cent for Iowa as variety stores traded up: that is, handled better find higher-priced merchandise, as well as established larger-volume outlets. Men's and boys' apparel stores declined nearly 16 per cent in the nation and nine per cent in the stale. And, continues Konopa, per capita sales dropped 20 per cent in Iowa compared with an 18 per cent reduction in per capita sales for the United States. Women's clothing and specialty stores remained quite stable in Iowa but declined somewhat in the nation, he. says. Like men's and boys' stores, average sales were off nine per cent for the state while around the country they were up nearly eight per cent. Textile economists attribute the decrease in clothing expenditures to the emphasis on casual living with less expensive sports clothing being purchased, plus the fact that clothing prices advanced only 10 per cent from 1948-58 compared with a rise of 30 per cent for all products. Unlike either men's or women's clothing stores, shoe stores increased nearly 25 per cent in the United States and 12 per cent in Iowa. Children's and infant's wear retailers prospered, says Konopa. Not only did the number of stores in Iowa increase 78 per cent, but their average sales improved 87 per cent. For the United States, the percentage rate of growth was 9.f> per cent in number of stores and 41 per cent in average sales. per capita expenditures moved up nearly 20 per cent. Third, most drug stores expanded their lines substantially during the decade. As a matter of fact, in many it is difficult even to locate their prescription counters, says the SUI marketing professor. Finally, the number of drug stores in Iowa diminished 11 per cent. Professor Konopa's comments appear in the Iowa Business Digest, published by the SUI Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Furniture and appliance stores also declined in number from 1948 to 1958, but radio and TV stores more than doubled in Iowa. This was to be expected, since TV was in its infancy in 1948. Book and stationary stores increased proportionally more in Iowa than in the nation, adds the SUI marketing professor. And, he adds, their average sales diminished significantly. The average sales of jewelers also declined in both Iowa and the nation. Contrary to the 11 per cent numerical increase which occurred nationally, Iowa's jewelers did not grow in number. The same is true for camera and photo supply retailers whose number remained identical in losva but moved up 15 per cent across the country. Average sales of camera stores improved 52 per cent in Iowa and 30 per cent in the United States, reports Konopa. Fuel and ice dealers, and sporting goods, bicycle shop retailers and florists found themselves in similar situations. They hav* been growing substantially In number but generally have declined In average sales in Iowa, he says. Pvt. George Wright In new division Army Pvt. Georf*? R. Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rollo A. Wright, Randalia, recently was assigned to the newly activated 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, Tex. The 1st Armored Division is one of two new active Army divisions created last February to raise the Regular Army division strength to 16. The division is organized as a ROAD ( Reorganization of Army Divisions ) mechanized division, one of the first ROAD divisions to be created. The ROAD concept was developed to meet the need for greater flexibility and combat power in modern Army divisions. Wright is a medical specialist in Headquarters Company of the division's 6th Artillery at the fort. He entered the Army in August 1961 and completed basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The 23-year-old soldier is a 1956 graduate of Randalia Consolidated high school. 60 Years Miss Lena Roach of Rock Rapids was honored recently on the 60th anniversary of her initiation into Chapter Al, PEO. Miss Roach has taught more than 35 years in the Rock Rapids high school. Drug store average Sales up 40 per cent The adjusted average sales of drug stores in Iowa advanced 40 per cent during the decade 1948-58, reports State University of Iowa Professor Leonard J. Konopa, rre au-imiius'inis growth in sales to several factors. First, each store serves more people. Second, Insurance Agency Don't Forget! Fayette High School Athletic Thursday, April 19 6:30 P Farm Bureau Building Tate Cummins Main Speaker Adults $2.OO Students $1.5O U Tickets on sale at the Fayette Leader office »tickets available after Monday, April 16

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