Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on April 26, 1962 · Page 1
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Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, April 26, 1962
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Volume 48, Number 17 The Heart Of Northeast Iowa's Scenic Wonderland Thursday, April 26, 1962, Fayette, Iowa COMPLETION OF A NEW substation to serve the future needs of Fayette and the surrounding area has recently been completed by Interstate Power Company. The cost of the new station was $42,289 and should provide Improved service for quite a number of years. In addition to this new substation, new power lines and changes In exlsitlng power lines were made In Fayette last year requiring an expenditure of $33,700. Interstate expects to complete the rebuilding of the transmission line between West Union and Fayette this summer which will require an additional $72,900 capital expenditures. Annual Easter egg hunt Re-scheduled for Saturday Garden Center ready For spring planting Fayette's Garden Center, operated by the Nutri-Pak Company on South Mechanic Street, have newly re-decorated their showrooms to take care of their expanded business. New paint and fixtures and new wall and floor coverings give the display rooms an atmosphere of spring. Charles Bayles, owner of the Garden Center, has added variety to his stock of lawn and garden chemicals. They now wfll carry complete needs for the proper care or roses, vegetables, shrubs, trees, and lawns including all types of special lawn and plant foods, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and weed killers. New this year will be stocks of pre-packaged perennial plants, to- ntato plants, bedding plants, bulbs and other items. They will be authorized representatives of Platt nurseries of Waterloo and Weller's Nurseries of Pennsylvania. The Garden Center will also have bulk garden and lawn seeds this year and will formulate grass seed mixtures to meet customers specific lawn problems. Mr. Bayles stated that he would like the opportunity to help those interested in establishing new and more beautiful lawns and raising better flowers and vegetables in their gardens. Fred Schrader services Conducted at Maynard MAYNARD — Funeral services for Fred Schrader, 81, were held Tuesday, April 3, at the United Presbyterian church with the Rev. Carl R. Carlsen officiating. Burial was in the Long Grove cemetery. Mr. Schrader, a retired farmer, died Saturday morning, March 31, at the Sumner hospital where he had been since suffering a stroke Tuesday afternoon, March 6. Survivors include his wife, Emilie, one son, Kenneth of Maynard, two grandsons and three great grandchildren, three brothers, Henry and August of Maynard, and Ed of Oelwein. The Delslng-Wright funeral directors were in charge of arrangements. Rain last Saturday morning caused the postponement of the annual Easter egghunt, which was to have been held that afternoon. The hunt has been re-scheduled for this Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p. m. Late Saturday morning the committee in charge of the hunt decided that the rain probably would continue through the afternoon, and postponed the event. About 1 p. m., however the sun came out, the air was warm, and it would have been a nice day for an Easter egg hunt. The Easter egg hunt is now scheduled for 2:30 p. m. Saturday ( depending on the weather ) on the Upper Iowa university campus. The Easter eggs have all been colored and will be hidden on the campus west of the administration building prior to the hunt. The hunt is open, to all children in the Fayette area from toddlers through 12 years of age. There will be four hunting areas: One for toddlers through five years, another for six, seven and -eight year olds, another for nine and 10 year olds, and another for 11 and 12 year olds. Prizes will be awarded in each of the age groups. Local merchants who donated prizes are: Smith and Sons Grocery, Maurer's Shoes and Clothing, University Cleaners, Bill's Super Valu, Zabriskie Garage, Harper's Plumbing and Heating, Lucy's Garden of Eat'en, Lewis' 5 cent to $1 store, Daniels Drug, Earle's Standard Station, Coffee Nook Cafe, Singer Plumbing and Heating. Ott's Drive-In Thayer's United Furniture, Mullins Sport Shop, State Bank of Fayette, Harry's Cities Service, George's Lunch, Heineman Texaco, E. A. Billings and the Fayette Leader. Fayette Insurance Agency. Six Pages This Issue Lions club to sponsor Annual safety lane check JODEEN FITZ, FAYETTE beauty operator, Is shown above combing the hair of Bessie Goodspeed of West Union, prior to the Easter holiday. Jessie Trlem of Clormont ( standing ) and Ella Moser of Fayette ( in bed ) look on. Miss Fltz donated her services last week to help the Fayette unit of the Palmer Memorial hospital auxiliary In their good-will gesture to the patients ot the Good Samaritan home in West Union. Free pancakes to be served by Local merchants, Aunt Jemima Funeral services held For James R. Freeman MAYNARD — Funeral services for James R. Freeman, 80, were held at 2 p. m. Monday, April 2, at the Delsing-Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl R. Carlsen of the United Presbyterian church officiating. Mr. Freeman, who had lived in and near Maynard for the past 11. years, died at the Fayette County Hospital Friday Burial was in the Hazleton cemetery. There are no immediate survivors. Fayette county young farmers hear Discussion on corn growing More than 100 young farmers from Fayette county took part in the discussion on corn growing with E. R. Duncan of Iowa State university, at a meeting held in Fayette last week. This meeting was devoted entirely to the discussion of corn production. Corn growers can be divided into two groups. Group one - Those seeking top possible yields. Group two - Those seeking average or less than average yields. The decision on yield level will depend on kind of soil, available moisture, supply and level of plant food. The high level yield will require 18,000 to 20,000 stalks per acre, sufficient moisture and necessary plant food. The lower level yield wtU have a stand of 12,000 stalks per acre, involves, less risk, less capital and management. It was pointed out that a farmer can tell where plant food is used most efficiently on corn by weight , of the ear. If ears weigh more than ,6 pounds when dry, the stand to too light for the plant food level. Ears weighing .6 to .6 pounds will yield the highest shelling per- centagft. It was also pointed out that it is necessary to plant 3,000 more kernels per acre than the number of stalks desired. Controlling insects with aldrin heptachlor are a definite part of corn growing. First year corn following alfalfa has the greatest number of toughest soil insects. Two pounds per acre, broadcast, of either heptachlor or aldrin will control soil insects for two years. One-half pound per acre in the planter furrow gives fair results for one year. Printed material on using insecticides and on corn growing fertilizers may be had by writing the County Extension office, Fayette. Aunt Jemima, who has achieved world-wide fame for her prowess with the gridle will be in Fayette on Saturday, May 19. And she will be serving pancakes. It was announced this week by C. R. Lewis, vice president of the Chamber of Commerce, that the C. of C. will be serving free pancakes, to all people of the Fayette area on May 19. Plans for the event have not as yet been completed. Near 700 voters Comprise judges, Courts committee Nearly 700 Iowa leaders are now active in the Voters Committee For Judges and Courts, it was announced here this week by W. Earl Hall of Mason City, state chairman. This is the organization formed to encourage a "yes" vote on the Constitutional Amendment for "taking Iowa courts out of politics", by a changed system for selection of District and Supreme Court judges in Iowa. The persons in the organization are from every business, profession, and calling in the state, and represent every county. Wilson C. Gill of Upper Iowa university will represent Fayette county. The plan for "taking judges out of politics" has been approved by the last two sessions of the Legislature, and is being put to the voters at the Primary Election in June. The plan has four principal provisions: When vacancies occur on the Iowa Supreme Court of the District Court bench, judges will be selected by the governor from a list submitted by a non-partisan study and nominating commission. The state and district nominating commissions will be composed of members nominated by the governor and an equal number elected by the lawyers of the state or district. At the end of each judge's term, there will be a non-partisan election with a ballot asking whether the judge shall serve another term, Yes or No. All judges will be under an adequate, automatic retirement plan. Tentative plans ai'c to do the serving on Main street, weather permitting. In case of incliment weather the serving will probably take place in the basement of the Farm Bureau building. If the weather is nice, tables will be set up on the street. Grills will also be set up and the pan cakes will be made out in the open air, under the supervision of Aunt Jemima. Most of the work and the serving will be done by local merchants and their employes. Mr. Lewis stated that he hopes ' to have plenty of sm.'Sj»B&;&t\d other trfmmfngs to go along with the pancakes. The complete menu will be announced later. All residents in the Fnyctte trade area are invited to attend pancake day on May 19, when all of the food will be free. Annual reading clinic To Start in June The Sumner Heading Clinic, which was originated at Upper Iowa university in 195!i, will again be held -this summer, it was announced today by Dr. Vearl G. McBride of tin: Sunnier Reading Clii'c. The Clinic will ri'n from 7 a. m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday, form June 11 to August 3. The purpose of the Clinic is to aid children who are not rending on a level equal to that of the average in their (fade. Every b:,y and girl will have an individual teacher and there will he no competitive situations. Each child will have a period of 50 - 60 minutes a day of individual help for his other particular reading difficulty. Individual and group conferences with Hie parents will be held from time to time to discuss the progress of the children. For further information call or write Dr. Vearl G. McBride, Director of the Reading Clinic, Department of Education, Upper Iowa university. Broom sale By Lions club Is underway The procedure in which the Lions club broom sale is to be conducted this week was explained at the regular Lions club meeting Monday night by chairman Forrest Claxton. Mr. Claxton told the group that a house to house canvas will be made this week by all members of the local club. The brooms will be sold to raiac money,,fpr worth- \vhffe projects of th<s"'tfortSf**cn!6!J* such as the Lions eye bank. An assortment of brooms will be sold for $5. Individually they will be sold as follows: Large, heavy duty b'tioin $2; house broom $1.75; whisk broom $.75; and dust cloth $1. Also during the meeting a discussion was held on the prospects of taking part in Lions International exchange student program. The discussion concerned sending a local student to France to spend the summer months with a French family. Ann Austin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Austin, was suggested as a possible candidate. A committee consisting of Vic Oafton, chairman John Fay and C K. Lewis was appointed to investigate the cost of the project and report back. The report of the nominating committee was read by E. A. Billings. Election of officers will be held at the next regular meeting. Band and vocal Groups to present Spring concert The Fayette high school band and vocal group will present their annual Spring concert on Tuesday, May 1, nt 8 p. m. in the high school gym. This year the Junior and concert band and chorus will be combined in one concert, giving more variety in the program. There will be a charge of 25 cents for the Spring concert. Band and vocal students will be canvassing the town, selling tickets door to door. Prizes are being offered to those selling the most tickets; First, $3; second, $2; and third, $1. Chamber to meet The monthly meeting of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce will be held Thursday night at the Coffee Nook cafe! The meeting will be preceded by a 6:30 p. m. dinner. ' All Fayette merchants and their wives are urged to attend this meeting. Easter coloring contest Deadline is Saturday The annual Easter coloring contest, sponsored by local merchants, will close on Saturday, April 28, at 5 p.. m. All entries must be in by that time. , The cartoons to be colored ap- peered in last week's issue of the Fayette Leader, each cartoon sponsored an individual merchant. The colored cartoons must be deposited in the place of business of the sponsoring merchant. Judges will examine the cartoons taking into consideration the age of the artist and the quality of the work. Each merchant will present a silver dollar to the youngster who does the best work on the cartoon sponsored by his place of business. Winners in the contest will be announced in next week's issue of the .Fayette Leader. Plans completed For Daffodil Ball Preparations have all been made for the Daffodil Ball, which will be held Friday night, sponsored by the Fayette unit of the Palmer Memorial auxiliary. The Ball will be held in the Colegrove - Walker building on the Upper Iowa university campus, with Pete Dougherty and his orchestra furnishing the music. Admission will be $1.50 for adults and $1 for students. The Ball is a benefit dance, with proceeds going to the hospital auxiliary. Everyone is invited to attend. Observe 25th anniversary MAYNARD — Mr.' and Mrs. Harold Meyer observed their 25th wedding anniversary Sunday April 22, at the Community hall with open house from 2:30 to .4 p. m. A family potluck dinner was served at noon. The former Mildred Steege and Mr. Meyer were married at the Spring Foundain Lutheran church near Sumner on April 25, 1938. They farm southwest of Maynard. They are the parents of two daughters: Mrs. Eldon ( Jean ) Knophah, West Union, Carolyn, a junior at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, and Donald at home. Fayette honor roll Those on the honor roll for the fifth six weeks of school at the Fayette community school are; Seniors: Lee Burns, Jean Ann Cowles, Dayna Dumermuth, Sharon Henry, Dennis Heth, Larry Kcig, Judy Langerman, Ron Olson, Joanne Quandt, Jostin Talcott, Johnny Tripp, Judy Tripp, Marge Webb, Larry Williams, Maurice McBride. Juniors: Diane Ashby, Mary Austin, Ken Butters, Carol Clark, Harleyn Cue, Max Dilley, Kathy Keig. Sophomores: Sue Crafton, Patty Holtzman, Charlene Leverington, Ilic Miller, Andrea Nadeau, Winnie Mae Zbornik. Freshmen: Arlene Friedly, Barbara Keig, Linda King, Dane McBride, Steven Miller, Tom Schmidt, Holland Stoneman. Harlan 4-H'ers select Candidates for camp The Harlan Livestock 4-H club held its April meeting at the Maynard Community hall. Candidates where selected to be considered by the county, as a whole, for delegates to various 4-H camps this summer. Candidates for Leadership camp is Gary Brownell, Health camp Gerald Buhr and state 4-H conference delegate is Paul Clark. New members joining were Dennis Rueber, Allan Bodley, Dennis Schrader and Dale Rueber. The business meeting was followed by a discussion on seeds, led by Jerry Jellings and a demonstration on fertilizer storage by Eugene Ward. Lunch was served by the Cletus Fettkethers. Freedom bond drive Begins on May 1 The first nation-wide savings bonds drive in eleven years will be kicked off on May 1 and will run for two full months, Forrest B. Claxton, Fayette county volunteer county savings' bonds chairman, announced this week. "Tills campaign, appropriately called the Freedom Bond Drive, is designed to give every American the opportunity to put himself into the fight for freedom as an active partner of his government", the- chairman said. "At the same time he will be putting his dollars to work building economic strength for the nation. >Your county volunteer asks''all cit^fews to support Bond' during May and June". The chairman also reported that March sales of Scries E and H bonds in Fayette county amounted to $58,688, giving the county a three-month total of $255,925 for 29 per cent of its Freedom Bond Drive quota. All sales for the first six months count towards the quota. The third annual safety lane check, sponsored by the Fayette Lions club, will be held on Friday, May 18, according to chairman Ronald Ash. The safety lane check is a project that is held each spring throughout the state, for the purpose of detecting faulty equipment on cars, with the thought that an accident might be prevented. . . ,'• The project has. the full cooperation of the Highway Patrol. Pat- rolrnen from the District 10 office in Oelwein will assist in the car check. No. .tickets will be written, • however, to motorists who find 'they.have faulty equipment when passing through the lane. Each motorist will be given a slip of paper showing whether his car passes the check or is in need of minor repair. If some repair is needed, the motorist has the opportunity to have the necessary work done and drive through the lane again to receive his safety check sticker. * The safety lane check will be held from 10 a. m. to 12 noon on the street north of the Upper Iowa gym for the convenience • of college students. At 12 noon the check .lane, will be moved to the street running north and south in front of the Grace Lutheran church. The lane will be in operation until 8 p. m. Mr. Ash pointed out that there is no charge for driving through the safety lane, and that the safety check stickers on the windshield might prove beneficial sometime in the future. Active observance Of Arbor Day urged "Active observance of Arbor To meet Wednesday The general meeting of the W. S. C. S. will meet Wednesday, May 2, in the Broadroom of the church. The lesson topic is "Glimpses of a fast moving Society." Devotions and Life Membership Recognition day will be. given by M"s. Howard Johnson. Hostesses will be Mrs. Lorenz Wilke, Mrs. Grant Keil, Mrs. Albin Klmpston. Birthday club to meet The April Birthday club will meet Saturday April 28, with Anna Wilson for their annual dinner and program. A favorite dish luncheon will be servied at 12:15 Every one with April birthdays are cordially invited to attend. our children and our said Glen Powers, Director of the State Conservation Commission today. "One day has been set aside to plant for posterity. Be it apple or oak, or any of the many varieties that are well favored by our climate and soils, Friday, April 27 is your day for planting them." Each year, in Iowa, the last Friday in April is proclaimed Arbor Day, and the week enclosing it, Arbor Week. "There's no stock on the market that has the potential paying power of a tree, and not only in dollars," Powers continued. "Closer to conservation than many projects, trees serve for generation by shading, feeding and protecting wildlife, holding soil and holding moisture in the soil. Crop project meeting A special meeting will be held Monday, April 30 at 8 p. m. at the County Extension office for 4-H club members interested in 4-H crop projects, and the 4-H Agronomy project instructors. To participate in Drake relays parade MAYNARD - The West Central Community high school band will be one of 42 participating in the 1962 Drake relays parade at Des Moines on Saturday, April 28. Hie parade beginning at 10 a. m. will move westward on Walnut St., from the State Capitol to West 13th St. In the parade will be approximately 100 floats, bands, drill teams and other units. The West Central band, of which Karen Bartachek is the director, will take part also in the massed band ceremony at Drake stadium in the afternoon. Viking coach to be UIU banquet speaker Darrel Brewster, offensive end coach of the Minnesota Vikings, will be the guest speaker at Upper Iowa university's athletic banquet to be held in the Colgrove-Walker auditorium at 6:30 p. m. on Thursday, May 3. The banquet will honor the 55 letter winners and six cheerleaders who received awards this year. Brewster will review the Vikings' inaugural season in the National Football League and will try to answer any questions that local grid fans have regarding the club's future. The 31-yjear-old Brewster is in his second year of coaching after a long and illustrious career as a player. He was a standout in both football and basketball at Purdue and had nine great seasons in the National Football League with the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers, He won three letters in each sport at Purdue, but his tremendous play at both offensive and defensive end for the Boilermakers in the days of two-platoon football let the Chicago Cardinals to draft him on the first round. Cleveland acquired him before the '52 season began to replace Mac Speedie, one of pro football's all-time greats. Brewster was un- awed by the task and quickly became the Browii's leading pass receiver. He was traded to Pittsburgh at the end of the 1958 campaign and closed his playing career with the Steelers. Special guests for the banquet will be the Upper Iowa Athletic Department Staff and area newsmen and broadcasters. Dick Westerfield of West Union will serve as master of ceremonies. The public is invited to attend the banquet. Tickets may be obtained from U. I. U. Lettermen or the Public Relations office at $1.50 each.

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