Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on April 26, 1962 · Page 2
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Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, April 26, 1962
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Chattin' Creek Bottom Comments 7?y>*rf Established In 19M F =7 NATIONAL EDITORIAL # C 6 ,I ? N My Neighbor With Stoney Subscription Rates In Fayette and Adjoining Counties _ $3.00 Per Year Outside Fayetie 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 Payette, Iowa as second class matter, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Maurice Stonoman, Owner and Publi»h*r Editorial Comments - - - Unemployment — Serious? The question of unemployment has been much in the puhVir eye just as it has been a political issue of substance for a considerable- period of time. And there have been major differences of opinion as to just how serious the problem is. its causes, and the possible cures. One interesting view is found in a booklet just issued by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. It is based on testimony given by Dr. Emerson I 5 . Schmidt, an economist of standing, before the Joint Economic Committee of the Senate and the House. The booklet's title "Unemployment Causes" --Some Neglected gives an insight into Dr. Schmidt's thinking on this very vital subject. He began by questioning the reliability of our unemployment statistics. Indeed, he said. "From the standpoint of our international image, it is unfortunate that our formula for estimating the unemployed lends to a figure which is two or three times as high as would be the case if we used the methods commonly employed throughout most of the rest of the world." Foreign countries, it seems, base their statistics on actual registered unemployment, while we rely upon personal interviews and small samplings, which provide room for error. Sri Dr. Schmidt recommends that we harmonize our statistics to conform with the general international system. Then he deals with roadblocks to full employment. As he sees it, there may be two which are worth looking into--"'government policies and the positions of union officials." The government policies involved are in the realm of taxation. Other high tax rates, individual and cor­ porate, impair incentive, and diminish funds that otherwise would be available for risk-taking. A particular victim is a new enterprise or venture. As Dr. Schmidt sees it, "We rely too heavily on income taxation, perhaps more so than any other industrialized country." It is a matter of record that, over a period of years, profits have been declining drastically per dollar of sales and as a share in the national income. To compound the difficulties, depreciation policies are extremely rigorous in this country. Rigid limitations are thus placed on the funds which can be used for plant modernization and expansion. The second roadblock was described by Dr. Schmidt as "union-generated unemployment." What this amounts to, to put it simply, is that union demands for higher wages and other payroll costs can price workers out of the market. Dr. Schmidt said, "There is some, but not much, progress being made in understanding that wages are not only income, they are also costs. The key question is whether or not the Government has any medicine to deal effectively with the union officials' demands for more and more and more." He also observed that the door has been opened "for new and higher wage settlements." In conclusion, he made this point: "Unless government takes prompt steps to reduce the undue power of union officials, we will unwillingly and unwittingly be driven into authoritarian action. This is a problem not for the next decade; it is now at our door step. If there ever was a time when management should resist uneconomic wage demands in the national interest, that time is now." But ! ! A leaflet issued by the Public Service Company of Colorado tells the Rural Electrification Administration story in clear and graphic words. The good deeds of REA co-ops are acknowledged. The leaflet says, "The nation's investor-owned electric cooperatives have been, and still are, working partners in bringing the benefits of electricity to the rural areas of America." But ! ! ! And here are some of the "buts": Rural electrification is virtually complete, with 97 per cent of farms on the lines. So REA co-ops, in instance, are branching out into service areas which are not rural, and which are more than adequately served by taxpaying private enterprise. REA loans to co-ops are made at 2 per cent interest-about half what the government pays nowadays for borrowed money. To add insult to injury, many coops have been investing their surplus funds in government bonds. "Thus," as Financial World has said, "at one and the same time, a co-op can be a Homemakers Dateline by Dorothye E, Busching Fayette County HOME ECONOMIST borrower from the Treasury at an artificially low 2 per cent interest rate and an investor in government bonds at considerably higher rate of return-with the taxpayer making up the difference." The REA has become adept at what is known as "backdoor lawmaking". This is a complicated matter, but the result of it is to accomplish objectives not authorized by Congress, such as re-loaning REA loans to private business. This type of program could drive local banks to the wall, crowd out private power companies and make industries in areas of cctop power dependent on them for financing funds for expansion or new plant location. In many instances REA loans have been shrouded in secrecy-Including huge loans for "super co-ops" of a non-farm,, non-rural nature-groups of coops which band together to buy electricity or build generating and transmission facilities at preferential rates. So the story goes. And you, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer, are doing the paying. used last year need to be readied for their new tenants? Houses should be taken down, cleaned, repaired and then sprayed with an aerosol bomb type insecticide. Purple martins have already arrived and the average date of return for wfens is late in April. So the word for bird lovers is...prepare! D-E-B What plans has your family made for protection in case of an emergency or disaster such as tornado, earthquake, fire, Illness or a national emergency caused by war? Atomic attack Is not the only emergency a family need be prepared for. A planned family program can make a family more self reliant and prepared to meet any of the disasters mentioned above. The booklet "Home Protection Exercises" is available free of charge from the Extension Office, Fayette. Drop us a card asking for booklet MP-1 and we will be glad to send it to you! D-E-B Did you know that Iowa has more persons over 65 percentage-wise than any other state in the nation? How nice it would be if the children when delivering May baskets remembered the senior citizen next door or across the street with a lovingly made basket full of violets or candy. And what a fine opportunity it is for children to learn the joy of doing something "extra nioa" for another! D-E-B May the month of May bring sunshine and flowers to,your family! D-fcJ-B Well, whoop de do! We're finally going to hit the moon. Just three years after the Russians claimed they did the same thing. Ain't it a glorious event? But what's it going to do for us? The better half screams when we accidentally knock over her v favorite 50 cent vase but the federal government spends million of dollars of our tax money to send a rocket to the moon, where it will be smashed to smitherines -and nothing is said about it! What a contrast! And that isn't all. The rocket is supposed to hit the moon at approximately 6,000 miles per hour. Wouldn't that be quite a jolt? Very many shots like that and they can quit writing songs about the moon. But, of course, that could be the answer to the increasing mortality rate. With no moon, romancing would really suffer. Young men wouldn't see the things that a full moon makes them think they see in a young woman, and there would be less marriages. But wouldn't it be cheaper to let the moon alone and control the birth rate in some other way? Actually, we're not sure what they're looking for on the moon, unless someone has an inside tip that there's gold up there so we can get some of the money back that's being spent on rockets and missiles. Certainly we can make enough green cheese right here on earth. We might offer a word of caution of Fayette residents. If your walking along on the sidewalk, don't look up to. see what, the moon is doing, because you might not step on the right spot, and find yourself flat on your face. —-•— We'd like to inject another thought right here. You can get more bees with honey than anything else. In other words, if you haven't seen a person for sometime he'll be more likely to come back if you make him feel welcome rather than remind him of his absence. —*— We received a letter a few weeks ago from a man who came through Fayette during one of the winter snow storms. The letter explains what a little friendliness means to a traveler in a strange twon. To the people of Fayette, I would' like to thank everyone in your town for the polite and courteous way everyone helped my wife and I when we had car trouble in your town during the snow storm you had the night of Feb. 25. I would especially like to thank the operators of the Coffee Nook and the Maple Motel, who were both very nice to my wife and I. I know this letter can't begin to tell you how glad we were to get acquainted with your town and it's fine people. I'll promise that every time we get in that direction we will stop in and say hello to you fine folks. You have a town to be real proud of and I want to be one of the tourists to tell you so. Thank you very much for your cooperation. Yours very truly, Marvin A. Duncan Tipton, Iowa —• — for a well deserved rest! D-E-B Of course, any family that eats outdoors must still have a well balanced diet. The possibilities for preparing fruits and vetables in foil or on a skewer over a fire are endless. These foods provide us with necessary roughage, vitamins and minerals and must not be overlooked Tasty fruit kabobs can be made by alternating pieces of fruit as apples, pineapple, pears, oranges, etc. with marshmallows on a skewer and roasting them over the fire, until lightly browned. They make a tempting dessert served between graham crackers! D-E-B Did you know that birdhouses The sounds of spring are many, the whirr of the sewing machine, the swish of the broom and rake, and the low hum of the vacuum cleaner. These sounds announce the wakening of the spring fresh household and many task filled days for the homemakers. During these busy days, why not try some of the time savers such as convenience foods, casserole dinners and depending on the automatic clock on the range to start your dinner on time. They can help make your load lighter! D-E-B Use of frozen fruits In gelatin is a particularly delicious and quick way of speeding up the making of a dessert salad. For a quick set mixed fruit salad, dis- .. solve the gelatin in boiling water _ . ' according to package directions, extension Council Activities Calendar Add a 12 az. package of frozen mixed fruits to the mixture with Friday, April 27 — 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Stir Farm and Home Development Farm Visits occasionally at room temperature Cat,,—!.,,. A ni j| oo until the fruit is thawed and the aaiUTOay, April 48 — gelatin slightly thickened. Pour in- Union Busy Beaverettes 4-H club meeting - Harry Grimes, Jr. home to jaolds and set in refirgetor to Monday, April 30 —finish chilling until firm. Agronomy Committee meeting - 11 a. m, ~ • | J^ I *TS£L nl ..fltmiiiM FamUy Uvkt * Committee meeting - 1:30 p. m. Extension Orfice T^?M£IJ?^#&?H* 4H ^ MEET,N « • 8 P- m- - County Extension Office enjoying the fun of outdoor cook- \y iV i nM j_ T , M«« O ery and smoke up from the .char- Wednesday, May Z — coal burflgp or fireplace ft sure Pleasant Valley Sharpshooters 4-H club meeting - 8 p. m, - John -sign of sprtag tod summer; Ea^ipg McMllllan together out oTdpi#i* provide*/* Thursday, May 3 — real opportunity ^ t*^^£;, Girls' 4-H committee meeting . 6:30 p. m. - Extension office. Joint 4-H committee meeting - 8 p. m. - Extension office. Westfield Whirlwinds 4-H club meeting - 8 p, m. - Eddie Stearns. Harlan Livestock 4-H club meeting - 8 p. m, - Maynard Community ^^v ^VlWrfWd Indians 441 dub meeting. fbff.F*y, Mar " rem pjpjpurmuuy HIT )(pw w getberness and cooperation; Thjk tea time wMi) the children':dp. play aa !:ftapQjNntjr «r(;J*:*haigg limjnary pbini good time foj?; m |b : sit ba%\ Velshea Career Day • Iowa State University, "Ames. Postal rates is indeed a prickly problem. Some of the editors, in the nation's Capitol city, declare that the postal bill, H. R. 7927, recently passed by the House, and now before the Senate, does NOT serve the "best interests" of the Post Office Department or the country in general. The main provisions of the bill, is to increase first-class letters to 5 cents, and raise the rates on magazines. Perhaps the readers of "first class" magazines should be concerned, as the proposed new rates will strike a heavy blow at the publishers of farm magazines, and the publishers of Saturday Evening Post and Ladies Home Journal, and the like. In 1960 the Curtis Publishing Company paid about 15 million dollars for magazine postage. The proposed new rates would up this figure by about 6.5 million. On the other hand, Playboy, Dude. Scene, Uncensored, and the like, have very small subscription lists, nearly all their sales is thru cities. The same is true of the the news-stands of the towns and adventure magazines, such as Climax and Saga, also True Story and their dozen-and-one imitators. The HUMAN EVENTS editors make a strong plea for SIX-cent — By Reuben first class postage. They declare that the 6 cent letter would balance the Postal budget. They also point out that on the basis of national economics. SEVENcent first- class postage would be only slightly higher, than the 3-ccnt letter back in 1932 '33. Therefore nobody in their right mind would kick on 6-cent first-class postage. But we seriously wonder about that. Likely, the bride, with her ball point in hand, and her beloved hubby in some far-away Army camp or Naval station, would think that the 5-ccnt letter, as proposed in H. R. 7927, is plenty high enough, and let somebody pay a higher subscription rate for their Farm Journal, or Ladies Home Journal, or do without. So, we are back where we started, it's a prickly problem, and doubtless our "Jim" Bromwell is aware of that fact. There is ONE thing about it. for d sure, and that is. the Postal bill will be paid, one way or another, either by increased rates, or by subsidy. And as we have declared before, in this column, a dollar is a dollar, whether it be a hundred pennies, ten dimes, or a "folding buck". In our own little way, we don't see too much wrong with 11. U. 7927. ::;-:::::!:::::i:::::UHK::! !::::::;;i:»3 !:: Ill Do You Recall 20 - 30 - 40 Years Ago! 20 Years Ago — Upper Iowa university opened it's doors April 15 for it's 15th annual senior day. The purpose of the institution is to show to high school seniors what we as a university have to offer. Three hundred forty- five people from 25 schools registered at the library in the morning. Arthur Perry, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Perry of Randalia, was awarded first place in the Rural Youth Talk meeting Tuesday evening when 45 members assembled at the M. W. A. hall in Fayette. Wednesday evening, March 25, in the St. Paul's Episcopal church of Bakersfield, Calif., Miss Virginia Starkey became the bride of Staff Sergeant Robert Wilson, the only son of Mrs. Lucie Wilson of Fayette. Late Monday the fire alarm was sounded and the fire fighters went to the J. W. Crainhome. The fire was not in the residence but on the premises where a blaze had spread from burning cornstalks, and swept toward the orchard. It was extinguished before damage was done. Coach John E. Dorman, director of athletics at Upper Iowa, reports before the firplacc in the M. E. church was solemnized Saturday. April 16, when Mrs. Anna Smith of Fayette and Mr. E. G. Ridley were united in marriage. Friends and relatives here will be sorry to learn* of the death of Mrs. Maude ( Brown ) Brady, which occurred at her 'home in Anaheim, Calif., April 12, after an extended illness. Mrs. Brady was born in Maynard, and was 53 years of age at the time of her death. More than $150 worth of household goods and equipment were stolen from the farm house of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Kries two miles south of Denver. Mrs. Genevieve Zimmerman, 43, of Oelwein, and her nephew, George Forney, 13, of Cedar Rapids were instantly killed Thursday afternoon at Independence, in an automobile collision. There are possibilities that a new- sales organization for Bremer and Fayette county cooperative creameries will be formed in the near future, or that an attempt will be made to form such an organization soon. — JAMES E. BROMWELL SECOND IOWA DISTRICT The steel price increase and its later cancellation was one of the most difficut-to-explain situations to arise in many months. Regardless of the price of steel, the effect of these actions on government will be f'.lt for a long time. The question unnecessarily raised, and not disposed of, was the entire question of the proper relationship of government to pricing practices. Over a year ago, I commented that there was talk here of wage and price controls. — B — The administration farm bill is in the gravest doubt so far, with both House and Senate Agriculture Committees having severely altered the bill without bringing the whole bill to the floor for a vote. The future of the bill is still guesswork. — B — The administration tax bill, having passed the House is being subjected to several weeks of intensive hearings before the Senate Finance Committee. It is expected that it will be severly altered. — B — Last week the House refused by a 5 vote margin to give up its rights to send mail addressed only to "occupant." 30 men out for baseball and is 40 Years Ago — Pet Deer Wright county has a pet deer. Dr. George H. Gitz and Dr. T. G. Schalk have cared for the young animal since it was rescued from a snow bank earlier in the winter. The deer was six months old when it was found crippled December 27. It will be kept at the county farm there. optimistic concerning the season. Marriage licenses were issued to: Reinhard F. Kassemeier, Sumner, and Nora Mae Pleggenkuhle, Hawkeye; Ross Ray Reid, Oelwein, and Minnie Marie Reiter, Oelwein; Henry Woodrow Lewton, Lodgepole, S. D., and Elizabeth Exman, Fayette; Paul Durfey Oelberg, West Union, and Odney Berniece Blockhus; West Union; Gene Cannoy, Des Moines, and Marjorie Jamison, Des Moines; Richard Dwain Beckwith; Oelwein, and Pearl Alvina Hamilton, Oelwein. — 30 Years Ago — The Fayette county convention of the Iowa Federation of Women's clubs will be held Thursday, May 12, at Randalia. Seventeen places in Fayette county were raided during the last weekend by prohibition officers. The places were in Oelwein, West Union and Clermont. The first wedding of the season John Rhoades, well known to many of the older residents of of Fayette and vicinity died March 24 at the Veteran's Home in Yountpille, Calif., at the age of 88. There was a snow storm in this region Monday about noon, following a rain in the forenoon. Snow fell sufficient to cover the ground, but most of it disappeared soon. A cold wave followed the snow storm and the furnaces and stoves were again going full blast. Samuel Manuel, former postmaster, died early this morning, having suffered a stroke yesterday. Mrs. Kate Sherman, mother of Mrs. D. M. Parker died about 7 this morning. News was received here yesterday that Mrs. Ralph Winegar passed away at 3 p. m. yesterday, at her home in Allison. Mr. Winegar had been sick for several months and for a long time was in a hospital in Waterloo. Frank Schmidt was the victim of a serious accident which occurred yesterday afternoon at the C. G. W. shops, where he was working. A large engine tire weighing about twp tons, fell on him, breaking his leg and bruising his foot most severly. NOTICE BEGINNING MAY 1, 1962, THE TOWN OF FAYETTE GARBAGE TRUCK WILL START PICKING UP GARBAGE TWICE A WEEK. THE SCHEDULE WILL BE: PEOPLES NATURAL Only a gas range gives you the convenience of smokeless broiling. Broil anytime you want with a gas range, and you never fill the kitchen with smoke ... fill the house with fumes. You see, flame consumes smoke, and the gas flame in your broiler consumes the smoke of broiling. You can prove it for yourself: hold a lighted match an inch or two above a smoking cigarette and see how the flame consumes the smoke. So grill those tender steaks, those meaty chops, those juicy hamburgers whenever you want in the broiler o! your gas range with no worry about smoke. • // you live beyond the gas mains'see your friendly LP dealer. The Broiler that broils without smoke EAST SIDE — MONDAY AND THURSDAY WEST SIDE — TUESDAY AND FRIDAY NORTH OF RIVER — WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY

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