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EDITORIAL- Unicameral Idea for Iowa Waste of Time There are undoubtedly some advantages which can be credited to a state unicameral (one house) kg- islature. But there are also disadvantages. And probably the biggest advantage from the Iowa standpoint is that this state isn't about to seriously consider adopting the idea and it is nothing more than wishful thinking on the part of any proponents who think otherwise. Iowa State Senator C. Edwin Gilmour. Democrat from Grinnell, is a champion of the unicameral legislature. He is convinced such a system would make for better legislation in Iowa and that the cost would be substantially less than at present. In support of the economy angle, it has been pointed out the 1957 Iowa legislature cost $668,000 while the expense of the tmicameral assembly in Nebraska that year was only $252,000. Nebraska is the only state in the entire nation that has a unicameral system. The Cornhusker state has had a unicameral operation for the past 20 years and apparently is well satisfied. Some support for the idea has been generated in Iowa, of course, but none of much consequence. Recently the Taxpayers League t of Sioux City voted an endorsement of the Gilmour proposal for a unicameral legislature in Iowa. President of the Sioux City league in- cidently is one John Hamilton Cruickshank, not entirely unknown to Iowa voters since he has been a somewhat perennial candidate Time* Herald, Carroll, la. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1959 for state elective offices. But hi greatest renown, if any, has result ed from the length of his nam which regularly has given ballo printers considerable trouble get ting it into one line and quite un derstandably is a mild eyecatche when scanned by casual voters. There are more pressing prob lems facing the present makeup o the Iowa General Assembly which take commanding precedence ove: any suggestion consideration be gi ven a unicameral legislature. Pres ent members of the two housees ap pear reluctant enough to jeopardize (heir own seats by entertaining any redistricting proposals w h e r eb> more equitable representat i o n might result. So there's littl chance they'd be at all interested in totaling eliminating one house a one fell swope. That very definitelj makes any and all consideration o a unicameral legislature for Iowa within the foreseeable future an ut ter waste of time. Thoughts If you turn back your foot fron the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and cal the sabbath a delight and the holj day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly.—Isaiah 58:13. As we keep or break the Sab bath, we nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope by which man rises.—Abraham Lincoln. 'Cento' is Baghdad Pact Under its New Designation By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — American familiarity with CENTO —the Central Treaty Organization, new name for the old Baghdad Pact alliance — may be increased a little by the first meeting of its council here, Oct. 7-9. Two prime ministers will attend, Adrian Menderes of Turkey and Dr. Manoocher Eghbal of Iran. Foreign ministers from both these countries and Pakistan will be here. British Ambassador Sir Harold Caccia is top representative for the United Kingdom. Secretary of State Christian A. Herter will represent the United States as an observer. The U.S. has signed mutual defense treaties with the three Near East countries, but it is not a full-fledged member of CENTO. President Eisenhower hopes to get back from his California vacation in time to greet the distinguished guests. But not.nearly as much fuss is being made over this conference as might seem warranted. One reason is that Premier Khrushchev, Prime Minister Segni of Italy and all the finance ministers here for the International Bank and Monetary Fund annual meeting, in quick succession, have left the capital celebrity- weary. The other reason is that, even after five years, the 3,000-mile CENTO defense line on Russia's southwest border is still a relatively weak reed to lean on. The organization itself leans heavily on the U.S. for its develop ment. Economic aid to Turkey Iran and Pakistan for the year ending June 30 was 470 million dol lars. Principal outlays are for rail roads and highways. U.S. military aid to the three countries is not disclosed. This country pays a fifth of CENTO administrative costs. In addition the U.S. is contributing 18,5 mil lion dollars for a radio microwave communication link of the three countries. Construction begins this month. .Unlike NATO — the North At lantic T r e, a t y Organization — CENTO has no supreme com mander, though it may be work ing toward that type of military coordination. The forces at CENTO's disposa are principally the military establishments of Turkey, Iran anc Pakistan. Both America anc Britain have, bases in the area. There have been no joint maneuvers, but coordinated defense exercises have been carried out as tests. Downfall and breakup of the alliance have been frequently predicted. It has been criticized by some U.S. diplomats as tending to divide the Near East—not unite it. The original Baghdad Pact was opposed by Nasser's Arab Republic. The Suez Canal crisis proved the pact incapable of dealing with such situations. A move to bring Jordan into the alliance almost caused the overthrow of King Hussein. And when Iraq had its mulct Cleaning Bee Sounds Fine, But There's Sure o Catch In one California town a group of women think they've solved the problem of taking the drudgery out of housecleaning. Instead of each housewife's doing her heavy cleaning alone, they get together and do one house at a lime. Armed with the mops and brooms and dust cloths they've brought to the housecleaning bee, they whiz through the work and liave a fine time in the bargain. According to these happy housccleaners the plan works fine. Biit I'll bet there is one flaw to the scheme that the ladies wouldn't admit—even to each oth- e;\ Daily Times Herald Dully Except Sundays and Holidays Uy The Herald Publishing Company 515 N. Main Street Carroll, Iowa JAMES W. WILSON, Publisher HOWARD B. WILSON, Editor Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Carroll, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republics- tiim of all the local news printed In this newspaper as well as all AP dispatches. Official Paper of County and City Subscription Rates Uy carrier boy delivery per iweek f .35 BY MAIL Carroll County and all Adjoining Counties, per year $12.20 Per Month - ? 1.40 Outside of Carroll and Adjoining Counties in Zones 1 and 2, per year . — « $15,00 Per Month '.711. $ 1.75 Ail Other Mail In the United Slates, per year _.$llt.OO Per Month $ 2.00 Knowing women fairly well, I'd be willing to bet that the day before the gang is due to arrive at, say, Mrs. Jones' house to give it a thorough cleaning, Mrs. Jones spends the day working alone to get the house clean enough not to cause any raised eyebrows among her helpful friends. I can even hear the conversation between Mr. and Mrs. Jones on a Tuesday evening when the cleanup gang is due to arrive at the Jones' house bright and early Wednesday morning, "What have you been doing all day, dear?" asks Mr. Jones when he comes in from work and sees that his wife is wearing her ex- h a u s t e d, what-a - day-this-has- been look. "If you really want to know," says Mrs. Jones wearily, "I've cleaned the oven, defrosted and cleaned the icebox, straightened the kitchen cupboards, scrubbed the bathroom floors" — and so on. "But," asks Mr. Jones innocently, "aren't the girls supposed to come over tomorrow and help you clean? I thought that was the idea of your getting together to do the cleaning — so none of you would have to do it alone." And then Mr. Jones is sure to learn a J^tle more about the way the femirnne mind works as Mrs. Jones explains, "You don't think I could let my friends come over to help me clean and find the house in a real mess, do you?" '(All wants ueserveo, NEA Service Inc.) By Popular Request Printed Pattern The perfect casual for all 1959 1950 dates on your calendar! It ha. a pretty, curved-away collar, nove yoke detail above fitted midriff graceful sweep of skirt. Tomorrow's pattern: Misses' jumper and blouse Printed Pattern 9297: Misses Sizes 12, 14, 16, 18, 20; 40. Size 16 takes 3% yards 39-inch fabric. Printed directions on each pattern part. Easier, accurate. . Send FIFTY CENTS (coins for this pattern — add 10 cents for each pattern for first-class mailing Send to Marian Martin, Dally Times Herald, 25 Pattern Dept, 232 Wes 18th St., New York 11, N.Y. Prin plalnlv NAME, ADDRESS with ZONE, SIZE and STYL.E NUMBER 1958 revolution and withdrew from the pact, it seemed doomed. The late Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, who fostered the pact, said all these things merely made it more necessary. Now growing fear of other Near East ern countries that communism might take over in Iraq has changed sentiment. The recent meeting of King Saud of Saudi Arabia, King Hus sein and President Nasser to con sider this matter has produced no announced results. Criticism of CENTO has calmed down, though not to the extent that any non members have indicated a new de sire to join it. But the door is open. These are some of the questions the CENTO council will discuss here working in the hope that eventual ly it will grow up and amount to something more than it is today SO THEY SAY I am reminded of the status ol he automobile back in 1910 when its full value was delayed several years for a lack of good roads. Today the helicopter . . . faces a similar dilemma — a lack of 'acilities coupled with a general ack of public understanding. — larvey Gaylord, president of Bell Helicopter Corp. The forces of socialism are prevailing over those of imperialism and no force whatever can turn back the general trend of world affairs characterized by the ris ng of the east winds and the abating of the west wind. — Red 'hinese Premier Chou En-Lai. Modern Wall Drama Be an artist with a needle! Bring hese pheasants to glowing life vlth a rich color palette—tones of rown, green, orange. Cross-stitch art! Even one pheas- nt panel makes a superb gift. Pattern 7479: two 8x21-inch transfera; color chart. Send Thirty-five cents (coins) each pattern for Ist-class mailing. .Send to Dally Times Herald, 235 Household Arts Dept., Box 168 Old Chelsea Station, New York, 11, N.Y. Print plainly NAME, AJJ- UltUSS, ZONE. 1'ATTEHN NUMBEll. JUST OUT! Our New 1960 Alice Brooks Needlecraft Book contains THREE FREE Patterns. Plus Ideas galore for home furnishings, fashions, gifts, toys, bazaar sellers—ex- fit ng unusual designs to crochet, knit, sew, embroider, huck weave, quilt. Be with the newest—send 25 cents nowi Spotlight on Agriculture By HERB PLAMBECK THE ENDLESS RAINS of the I kins, of the Grinnell Chapter. Tho- past three weeks or more have made some farmers wonder if they'll ever get at their harvesting. One thing is sure, if and when the sun ever does come out to stay, it will be about the most welcome sight most of us could hope for. A S.E. IOWA FARMER feels his area has had too much of a good thing. Howard Van Ansdall, of near Mont rose, r e- ports 28 inches* of rain since late June. "We've had three days bean combining in three weeks," says the Lee County Plambeck man - who adds We can sure stand some sunshine." South Illinois has also had more than enough rainfall. IN S.W. IOWA, where incessant spring rains got corn off to a slow start, John Hale, of Clarinda, told me, "We need ten days of solid drying weather." In N.W. Missouri, George Edwards, of near Bethany, said, "We won't do much in fields for awhile. We've counted 17 inches of rain the last nine days." THREE DAYS OF SUNSHINE will make us all feel differently. And it's surprising how quickly the beans and corn will dry off if we get good, drying October winds. Moisture content of crops may be high, though. Artificial drying again will be popular. SAFE CORN HARVEST APPEALS are now being made over all the state. FFA boys are now handing out cards to placed on the corn pickers, listing safety rules. In addition there's a card to be placed on the breakfast table . . . with one side telling what Dad needs to remember . . . the other what Mom can do to make it a safe day. * * * AMERICA'S FUTURE FARMERS will be in session in Kansas City this coming week. The 32nd national FFA Convention convened on Monday, and present indications are that more than 150 Iowa schools will be represented. IOWA'S VOTING DELEGATES are Larry Thomas, of the Muscatine FFA Chapter, and Gordon Ad- mas is state future farmer president this year, and Adkins is the secretary. Young Adkins is also one of five regional public speaking contest winners who will be competing for national honors on the opening evening of the convention. FFA BOYS FROM THIS AREA in Kansas City this week include: from the GHdden. Ralston Chapter, Raym o n d Gregory, of Ralston; Marry Reever, Gene Kruse, Roger Adamson, and Ronald Loeffler, all of GHdden. Joe Weed, Voc. Ag Instructor, of GHdden will drive. The Manning Chapter will be represented by Stan Beck, Gene Lohrmann, Jim Ventclcher, Ken Doyel, Dale Dammann, and Marvin nink, all of Manning. Larry Nothwehr, Voc Ag Instructor, of Manning, will drive. AT KANSAS CITY, Iowa will have three entries in the National Chapter contest. Waverly, Bloomfield, and Mount Ayr are the three Icwa chapters entering in this stiffest of all National FFA competition. Knowing the three chapters, and the good work they do, we can expect some good news when the announcements are made next Thursday. AMERICAN FARMER CANDIDATES to the National meeting include G. Clarke Kester, Audubon; Marlin White, Chariton; Richard Supp, Clarinda; Glenn Esbeck, Exira; Richard Moench, Humboldt; Harry Clow, Lake City; Harold Murphy, Wellman; Leo Barnes, Newell; Leonard Schutte, Postville; and Lynn Hassman, Waverly. * * * "MAKE IT WITH WOOL" enthusiasts will get into gear this weekend. Iowa district contests are set for this Saturday at Oskaloosa, vith Mrs. Carl Hoover, of New Sharon, in charge; Waterloo, with Mrs. Don Pullen presiding; and Spencer, with Mrs. R. W. Gillette in charge. The statewide meeting is November 5 and 6 at Ames. * * * HOG CHOLERA and other diseases are troubling many Iowa and Illinois swine producers. Franklin and Cerro Gordo counties in Iowa had new cholera outbreaks last week. Emmet and Palo Alto coun- ties have also had some difficulty. Death losses have run high. Symptoms are hard to diagnose. Dr. '.Maynard Spear, of ISU, says, "Heavy dosage of anti-hog cholera terum may save animals not yet sick." IN ILLINOIS a dangerous disease is racing through swine herds. No one has been able to diagnose It yet. It may be a new strain of cholera or some other virus. Mercer, Lee, Bureau, Henry, Knox, and Rock Island counties have been hardest hit. / * * * NFO'S HOLDING ACTION on hogs called last week hns had a lot of farmers watching the markets pretty closely ever since. Officials of the National Farmers Organization claim 600 "minute men" and other farmers interested in the effort to get hogs back up tc $19.60 were located at the various markets checking arrivals on those markets. LONG DISTANCE SHIPMENTS reportedly were rather common. Hogs from distant points, some from Minnesota and Illinois, were counted among the receipts at the Omaha, Kansas City, and St. Joseph markets. NFO men claimed the southern Iowa markets had more hogs from northern Iowa than from local areas. Purchases at buying stations were very light. However, total receipts continued about as usual at week's end. * * * IOWA 4-H CHAMPIONS .were named last week. Representing Iowa at the National 4-H Conference in Washington will be Mary Palmer, Montezuma; Anita Trachta, Cettar Rapids; Jim Johnson, Latimer; and Roger Selley, Villisca. Alternates are Barbara Brown, Boone; Sandra Frevert, Pocahontas; Jan Dale, Brooklyn; and Bob Ahrenstorff, Lake Park. FARM SAFETY WINNERS WERE announced by Howard Hill, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, at week's end. Essays on Farm Safety written by Helen Kruse, o£ West Union; Sharon Me- Manigle, Strawberry Point; Janice Joines, Spirit Lake; Ronna Wintermeyer, Winfield; and Sheila O'Brien, of Estherville, were named tops in the state. The winners received trips to the National Safety Congress in Chicago next week. THE DOCTOR SAYS * Adult Cold Treatment Doesn't Fit Child's Needs By HAROLD T. HYMAN, M.D Written for NEA Service In most households a routine fo: treatment of the common cold somehow gets established. So far as most family doctors are con cerned, this satisfactory. Few jhysicians find the adult with a .lead cold a welcome visitor to ,heir waiting rooms. Even fewer want to pay a home visit to the ;rownups with a common cold. But all agree that it may be a grievous error to rely on home reatment for infant or youngster seems to have nothing more han a "runny nose." These are the reasons you ought ;o call your doctor to see the baby, the preschool youngster and the schoolboy or schoolgirl who has the sniffles: What appears to be a mere head cold may be the earliest manifes- ,ation of a much more serious in- !ection, like measles or poliomyel- tis. At this stage the diagnosis is difficult to a well-trained physician. It is next to impossible for the ama- ,eur. Delay in diagnosis deprive: the patient of early treatment when he most can be accomplished. It also favors household spread of :he infection, which is most highly communicable in its first stages. In babies and youngsters, the common cold rarely confines its damage to nose and throat. Almost always, the area of inflammation spreads to involve sinuses, middle ears, bronchi, lungs and lymph lands. Before secondary bacterial nvasion can occur in these delicate tissues, already damaged by he virus, effective doses or shots f penicillin and other "miracle rugs" of similar action may pre- 'ent complications that would cer- ainly prolong the illness and per- •aps threaten the life of the young iatient. The young child may suffer dis- strous results if he is given the outine household treatment used or care of infected adults. For ex- mple, the baby may have become ensitized to penicillin previously iven to the mother or the cow and xcreted in milk. Under these cir- umstances, administration of pen- cillin may cause an attack of hives r asthma, or it could even result in udden death. Again, rapid absprp- ion of a powerful drug that shrinks ie nasal membrane when drops re put in the nose may produce onvulsions or loss of conscious- ess. To be sure, these disasters ould conceivably follow a course f treatment prescribed by your octor. But they are much more pt to be the result of amateur reatment and, when this occurs our conscience may give you a ard time the rest of your life. At risk of sounding like a clamity owler, I must also caution you gainst putting oil drops in your aby's nose. Not infrequently, the oungster who has not learned the rick of coughing lets the solution rickle down the back of the throat nd collect in the tiny air sacs of the lungs. There they may remain and produce what is known as lipoid pneumonia that may neve clear up. Since these drops do lit tie good, if they accomplish any thing at all, they are best omitted from your treatment, These are the positive sugges tions I have for treatment of the common cold in infancy and childhood: Keep the room cool and well ventilated. Give the regular diet. If the child's appetite fails, tempt with party foods and drinks like ice cream, lollipops, cookies, carbonated beverages, custard, peanut butter sandwiches, sliced banana or candies. Turn the child from side to side every half hour or so. Note whether the upper nostril clears without having to put in medicated drops. If this maneuver doesn't work, cautiously introduce one ol the half-strength drops your doctor prescribes especially for your youngsters. Please don't stuff the twisted end of a handkerchief or a cotton applicator in your child's nostrils. You'll push more secretion back than you'll get out. And don't, I beg you, cover the child's nose with a handkerchief or tissue and urge him to "blow oul the nasty germsy-wormsies." However good your intentions, you may get him to introduce infecting organisms in nasal sinuses or middle ear. If your baby is feverish and uncomfortable and is too young to swallow a powdered aspirin tablet, your doctor will give you a prescription for a new liquid preparation that acts just like aspirin. Give the older child a half or a whole aspirin tablet but don't keep candy aspirins around the house, ^lany children make themselves lick when they help themselves to ^andy medication. The Chicago Poison Control Cener reported that most of their emergencies were caused by chil- iren who filched what they thought o be a "piece of candy.V Finally, if your baby doesn't look ight or the cold hangs on or a lew symptom develops, don't prac- ice false economy by trying to get a free telephone consultation. Ask r our doctor to call. If he's too busy to come to your ome, bundle the child up and take lim to the doctor's office or his lospital. The trip won't do him any harm, •lit neglect of proper treatment nay result in complications you'll lever forgive yourself for. Barbs An Illinois grocer was robbed of 385 by a man with a gun. Some- imes it's done by people who ave credit. An Ohio men made his wife a ug for her birthday. Maybe he vas tired of being walked on him- elf. Q — How many species of trees grow wild in the United States? A — Over 800 species of native and naturalized trees grow wild in this country. About 75 are naturalized; the rest are native. Q — Why is there a monument to Henry Clay located on the National Road? A — The Cumberland or National Road was nicknamed Clay's Road because Henry Clay fought so vigorously for the government appropriations with which this road was built. The monument stands near Wheeling, W. Va. Q — Which was the first Negro republic in the world? A — Haiti. Fires of Animosity That Brown Kindled Still Burn John Brown's Raid II— By JOHN LUNDQUIST HARPERS FERRY, W. Va. (AP)—The bizarre Harpers Ferry raid was nearly 34 hours old. John Brown and his exhausted band awaited fate inside their fort. Of the 19 men who had marched on the federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry the night of Sunday, Oct. 16, 1859, only Brown and four others remained unwounded at dawn Tuesday. The dramatic blow against slavery had brought no slave insurrection, no support — only entrapment or death for Brown and his men. At the first light. Col. Robert E. Lee, commanding the forces out to capture the raiders, sent Lt. J.E.B. Stuart to the heavy wooden doors of the besieged fire engine house to demand surrender. Brown declined, unless he and his band were permitted to retreat with their hostages. Stuart, who remembered the bearded, fierce-eyed Brown as the man "who had given us so much trouble" in the antislavery fights in Kansas, wouldn't hear of it. A dozen Marines using sledge hammers and a heavy ladder as a battering ram stormed the stronghold. Two Marines were wounded, one fatally. Their comrades bayoneted two of Brown's men to death. The storming party's leader, Lt. Israel Green, aimed a sword thrust at Brown, but the weapon bent on Brown's belt buckle. Green then beat him to the ground with the sword hilt.' The raid was over. Of Brown's 22 followers, 10 were killed, 7 escaped, and 5 were taken prisoner. Two fugitives, captured in southern Pennsylvania within a week, were returned, tried and hanged like the other prisoners. On Nov. 2 Judge Richard Parker sentenced Brown to be hanged one month later. By this death, Brown himself said, he could be of greater service to the antislavery cause than by his life. Fed by Brown's heroic and touching letters of peaceful resignation and unshaken conviction, sympathy in the north swelled. Proportionately, the South's disgust intensified. The last days passed quickly for the condemned man. He was ready, he declared. His life had been varied, full and frequently violent. He had uprooted his family time and again as he went from trade to trade, place to place—tanner, shepherd, farmer, surveyor, cattle dealer, real estate speculator and wool merchant, , His hatred of slavery, grown to consuming passion, dated from early youth. But not until 1856 had he actively fought against the institution. A Bible-reading, Bible quoting patriarch, Brown took up what he considered the sword of righteousness after following his sons to Kansas. There he led a company of raiders in wild skirmishing against prpslavery forces moving in from Missouri. There, too, he acquired the blackest mark against his name in the killing of five innocent men at Osawatomie in May 1856 during one of his forays. Their chief offense was living in proslavery territory. Brown denied killing any of the victims, but as leader of the party, which included four of his sons, he certainly shared the guilt. All this was far behind him on Dec. 2 when they drove old John Brown to his execution, seated on 'his coffin in a horse-drawn cart. Thousands of troops were deployed around Harpers Ferry to prevent any last - minute attempt to free him. At an open field near Charles Town Brown mounted tha scaffold. He shook the hands of authorities near him, said a calm goodby and, after a white hood was slipped over his head, stepped onto the trapdoor. The sheriff asked Brown if he wanted to give a signal with a dropped handkerchief. No, said Brown, "just don't keep me waiting too long." The trap door was sprung. After a few moments of silence, Col. J.T.L. Preston intoned: "So perish all such enemies of Virginia! All enemies of the union! All such foes of the human race!" John Brown had perished, but it was not the end. Next weekend there will be an elaborately planned centennial observance of John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry. Sponsors are careful not to call it a "celebration." While Brown struck a blow to free the slaves, he also helped kindle fires of animosity that time has not completely dimmed. Remember Way Back When Nineteen Nine— Brooks Brothers have sold their barber shop in the rear of the Griffith block to a man by the name of Harry J. Allyn. Nineteen Nine— An important real estate change took place Saturday when Taylor Guy purchased of W. A. MacLagan the building known as the MacLa- gan block, one of the best revenue producers from a rental standpoint in the city. It was built in the early 80's and is valued at $25,000. Nineteen Nine— The M. E. Church have arranged for some fine music to be given by a large choir of about 30 voices for the regular services hereafter. C. M. Conger will be the director. Nineteen Nine— Mrs. Isa Whitman packed up her daughter's studio effects Saturday and left for St. Joseph, Mo., where they expect to make their' home. Mrs. Whitman and daughter came here from Illinois about a year ago and opened a photograph studio over the post office. YOU ft POCKETBOOK These Women Proved Business Needs Women By FAYE HENLE Women are a growing force in all facets of business, industry anc 'inance. The woman's viewpoint is wanted! Some women make headlines as they move up the ranks to become presidents of their compan- es, to sit on boards of directors Yet, for every such woman, there are literally thousands of others hat back her up, who perform a host of important chores—clerical, secretarial, research. Often you'll find that these women are lot just highly skilled, but high- y trained to perform their tasks. Yet, for the most part they remain anonymous. ' What fascinates me the most is he kind of training that headline voman has. What quality within ler is the guiding force that makes ler rise? Though some institutions of higher learning for ladies date )ack 100 years or more, you may iscover quickly that, unlike the ady doctor or lawyer, the woman in business or finance today s largely self-taught. She has ac- omplished what many of us niay ccomplish if only we had that vonderful capacity for sighting a oal and never giving a thought to ie details or obstacle that might ie in the way. This does not mean, of course, hat my headline woman has not ad her thought processes sharp- ned by training on the college evel. Sometimes she has. But here can one go to take a course n how to become a member of ie board of directors? Many of you who read this could o, in your own way, svhat Jose- Line Bay Paul has done. Presi- ent and chairman of A. M. Kider & Company, chairman of merican Export Lines, Inc., Mrs. aul won her titles with merit just y performing the duties that any jod wife should perform. She developed a consuming in- terest in her late husband's business affairs. She devoted herself to learning as much as she could about them. Because she was such an apt pupil, her husband devoted much of his time to teaching her. Olive Ann Beech, president and chairman of Beech Aircraft Company and newly elected director of Western Union Telegraph Company, has a background somewhat similar to Mrs. Paul's. Here was a woman married to an engineering genius whose company needed more than anything else a strong business head. Here was a woman so interested in her husband's work, so eager for his success, that on her own she developed what he lacked, and made his success possible. There probably was little to prevent Mary Roebling, now chairman of the Trenton Trust Company and a governor of the American Stock Exchange from relaxing as a housewife. But her devotion to her banker-husband led her to learn all that she could about his business and enabled her to step into his shoes when the time came. More remarkable perhaps are the careers of women who did not pattern their lives after their families' but struck out upon their own. An example is Dorcas E. Campbell, late vice president of New York's East River Savings Rank. Nationally known as the "first lady" among bankers, a social worker from Indiana, she rose to leights in the industry of thrift. !>orcas' tremendous capacity for humanizing the institutional, her gift for seeing beauty all about ler and bringing it into the lives of those who might never have known the arts in all their forms, parked her achievement. I can only hope that from (he ranks of ler profession someone will come 'orth to continue Dorcas' achievements. She would have wanted his. Mayor Deur Is Elected to Board of Directors (Times Herald News Service) LAKE VIEW - Mayor Robert Deur of Lake View was one of five mayors attending the League of fowa Municipalities to be elected to the Board of Directors. Other members of the Board were mayors from Marshalltown, Ft. Madison, Story City and Maxwell. They were elected to serve a one-year term. Mayor Cameron Shierk, Algona, is president and Mayor Charles lies, Des Moines, vice president. Mrs. Herman Frank, Mrs. Fred Luckow, Mrs. Herman Greve and Mrs. Faye McClintock were on the refreshment committee of the Lutheran Ladies Aid meeting Thursday afternoon. The Rev. M. W. Lilie opened the meeting with devotions and then introduced Mrs. W. Holm Sac City, chairman of the Sac City Circuit and the delegate to the Lutheran convention in Toronto, Canada in July. She., gave a report on the convention. The nominating committee was announced and a report was made of the annual gift to the Community Chest. Mr. and Mrs. William Reden- haugh, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Deur, Mr. and Mrs. Don Nelson, Dr. and Mrs. M. A. Durst and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Moody attended the Iowa University - Michigan State football game at Iowa City Saturday. All returned home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Don Tjaden entertained the Young Couples Bridge Club Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Slagel were guests. Prizes were awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Dick Murphy, Mrs. Kenneth Quinn received the traveling prize. A 6:30 dinner at the Masonic Temple Thursday night honored past matrons and past patrons. Guests were seated at tables centered with arrangements of fall flowers. The dinner is an annual affair given by the officers of the O.E.S. for past matrons, past patrons and their husband and wives. A regular meeting followed. MAKE f RIENDS The dinner hostess who lias no help iji the kitchen should stack tha dishes uuUi her guests are gona.

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