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Established In 19W EDITORIAL AS^)CgTlpN Hy Neighbors Subscription Rates In Fayetto and Adjoining Counties $3.00 Per Year Outside Kayette 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 second class matter, under the Act of March 3. 1879. Maurtc* Stoneman. Owner and Publisher Editorial Comments - - - How Much Is Gasoline Worth Who or what determines the price you pay for gasoline? In a manner of speaking, you-the user -determine it. That doesn't mean, of course, that you can drive blithely into a service station and tell the operator just what you'll pay for a tankful and expect him to agree. But it works like this: Petroleum refining is known as a joint-cost operation. When crude is broken down it produces gasoline-but it also produces fuel oil and various other products. No one can determine just what the difference in cost is between one and another. The situation is analogous to a meat packer who processes a pound of Tbone steak and a pound of tallow from the same steer. It costs, roughly, as much to process the one as the other. But that certainly doesn't mean that the per pound cost of T bone and tallow could or should be the same. So it is with oil products. Gasoline commands a higher price than other yields from the crude. And the reason is that each oil product is, and must be, priced in a way that reflects the value that consumers put on it. That value is established by their purchases. Finally, a basic consumer protection is found in the make-up of the oil industry. The number of competing suppliers is far greater than in other com parable enterprises. There are 180,000 service stations, all looking for customer favor. And gasoline is a commodity which is difficult and expensive to store, so all concerned have to seek immediate outlets. The result is that it is a first-class value. More than two-thirds of the price charged for it at your service station is accounted for by state and federal sales taxes which have caused the chief price increases. Based on the record of gasoline prices and taxes, oil companies are justified in answering critics with righteous and persuasive indignation. No Quarter A short time ago some newspapers carried pictures of a new Soviet cargo ship. The vessel is trim, fast and as modem as this morning. And it is just one of the many additions to the communist merchant marine that the Soviet Union and her satellite countries are making. Those ships are more than mere carriers of goods. They are instruments of Soviet foreign policy, of the Soviet world economic offensive-and, thus, are major weapons of the cold war. The Soviet intention could not be made more clear. It is to become an increasingly powerful ele ment in world trade, at the expense of the United States and the other nations of the West-and to uncommitted nations with their huge populations and woo into the communist orbit the new and so-called rich, undeveloped resources. This goes beyond mere commercial competition. It is part and parcel of a battle in which the goal is world domination. And no quarter will be given. It has long been an American policy that we must have a modern merchant marine, supported in all necessary ways by the American government. The need for the policy was never greater than it is now. Homemakers Dateline — h Dorothye E. Busching Fayette County • • • HOME ECONOMIST • Rhubarb is the first of the homegrown "fruits" that comes to us in the spring. Botanically speaking, rhubarb is a vegetable of the buckwheat family, but we use it as a fruit in sauces, salads, desserts and jells. Although it is not high in any of the nutrients, rhubarb does contain some vitamins and minerals. Don't forget that you can freeze rhubarb for use the year round! D-E-B The old American favorite, rugged cotton denim, is sporting some new touches this year. Denim now comes in a variety of weights that make it suitable for clothing of many kinds. Denim also carries some new finishes that make it easy to care for and a special finish helps it stay clean longer and resist wrinkling. Next time you shop for fabrics don't overlook the new denim in a wide range of colors.. D-E-B No doubt you think that your kitchen cupboards are as full as they can be. But there may be some space you never thought about. . . the spate between shelves. You may have room for one half shelf, if your shelves are 8-10 inches apart or two half shelves if your shelves are 12 or more inches apart. These little shelves take care of the clutter of things that seem to accumulate, seasonings, spices and flavorings. Why not take a second look at your kitchen cabinets! D-E-B It's never a good idea to give your child money or withhold it from him on the basis of "good" or "bad" behavior. Using the allowance as a reward, threat or bribe really defeats its purpose. An allowance should help children learn to be self reliant and capable in using money. To do this, they must know how much income they can count on regularly with no strings attached." D-E-B Heavy loads on small or cheap furniture legs can cause permanent dents in your hard floor coverings that may be impossible to remove. This is due to the large amount of pressure concentrated in a small area. The way to prevent this is to equip pieces of furniture with glides, no-staining composition furniture cups or casters which will distribute the weight of the furniture over a larger area, No need to punish your hard floor coverings unnecessarily! D-E-B Now the facts bear it out. . . women and girls DO buy more shoes than men and boys. Women buy an average of almost five pairs of shoes a year. This means each pair sees an active life of slightly more than 10 weeks. At the same time, men average 1.3 pairs of shoes a year, giving each pair an active life of 40 weeks.This is because women tend to see shoes less as utility items and want more variety. By the way, did you get your new shoes for Easter? D-E-B The frozen food industry will soon make many new products \available to us. We will find more frozen batters and bread doughs oireaay in me pan anu rca*v--tu pop into the oven. We can expect 'lower price tags on frozen fruits and vegetables, but the same high quality. Soon new frozen vegable combinations like peas and sliced celery will be available. Some frozen vegetables will come with envelopes of sauce in the form of dry frozen crystals for a cheese sauce, white sauce or instant onion sauce. D-E-B Did you know that the fthwuw were familiar with rfn-jfearfe Stoag before the Christian «•» atwS tikw. its first recorded tm- z\i * medicine? D-E-B Chattin' With Stoney If you weren't at the Daffodil Ball, we're sorry for you. It was a grand affair, and you certainly missed a very enjoyable evening. We understand that the Auxiliary made expenses -- and a little rmre -- but there certainly could h.v.e been more people at the dance. Evidently quite a few people bought tickets and then stayed home. We wonder why. The committee in charge of decorations really put in a lot of work, and they could certainly be p.-oud of the result. And everyone who did attend went away saying how much they enjoyed it. Next time let's make it a real crowd . . . .get out and live a little. — • — The Carlson Construction Co. has moved into town and the paving project will soon get underway on Dr. Lingo's bridal path. •Should be quite interesting to see what the highway commission's nightmare docs for or to the town. Actually, we don't believe it will hurt business in the least. Our trade doesn't come from the tourists, and if we make an effort to keep the area people coming to Fayette business shouldn't suffer a bit. In fact, someone with a little money, a gambling spirit and a thirst for adventure could make Fayette into n boom town. We're situated right at the edge of "the little Ozarks", which could sport a lake and become the resort area of northeast Iowa. The only problem is that it would take considerable money and talk to the right people to get the job done. But once it was done the owner could sit back and reap the harvest, and have the wonderful feeling that he had also helped the entire community. Then, instead of the tourists bypassing Fayette, this would be their destination. We have as many or more tourist attractions in Fayette and the surrounding area as any place in the nation. All we need is someone with a little foresight and the finance to back it up. Creek Bottom Comments Extension Council Activities Calendar Friday, May 4 — Veiahea Career Day • Iowa State university Monday, May 7 — Banks Go-Getteris4-H club meeting - Tom Schultz. Bethel Rams, 4-H dub meeting - Roger Bauer. Center Livestock 4-H dub meeting - Douglas G. Davin. niyrla Livestock 4-H club meeting - Illyria Church. Wadena Biveaide 4-H dub meeting, Windsor Spark Plugs 41-H club meening - James Pieper. Tuesday, May/8 — ^ ••• : •m $O ^:%0»^'J ^"m^ • church. Oejwein Country "Boys 4-H dub meeting. 20 new cars licensed Twenty new cars were licensed last week in the Fayette county treasurers office. They were, Lest- V er or Minnie Anderson, West Union Chevrolet; Robert Suhr, Hawkeye, New Moon trailer; Your Choice Beef Co., West Union, Studebaker; Linus or Marian Putz, West Union Valiant; Victor Kuennen, St Lucas, Studebaker; Alice Anderson, West . Unjon, Comet; Douglas Chaplman, Elgin, Rambler, Lavern Alcorn, West Union, Ford; Dale Buckman, Arlington Rambler; Hubert Cummings, Clermont, Ford; Frank Kraft, West Union Chevrolet; Charles or Rose Wink, Fayette, Chevrolet; James Dahl, Fayette, Buick; Nicholas or Eva Manocheo, Oelwein, Ford; Holy Name School, West Union, Chevrolet; Robert or Marian Guenther, West Union, Old- smoblle; Elda Berg, West Union, Oldsmobile; . George or Belma Crawford, Wadena, Chevrolet; Leo Bodenstetner, West Union; George or Eva Ambazes, West Union, Dodge. One truck was licensed to Frank Bringwatt, Bruning, Nebr., Ford. One civil case filed One civil' case was filed last week in the office of the Fayette 1 county derk of court. Ray E. Dilley and Dorothy Dilley vs. Lloyd Bernard Pattison and Arnetta Pattison, damages, $7,756,90 interest and cost. The Thursday Reading Circle will observe their annual Mother's Day 1 o'clock luncheon May 10th in the church social room. Program IU.IUM1ICI. on.,*mrs. uien noimes and Mrs. J. W. Frye. Reception committee; Mrs. Bill Schroeder and Mrs. Leslie Davis. Menu committee, Mrs. Harriet Smith, Mrs. E. R. Wilbur and Mrs. Frank Thyer. About 250 persons attended the Parent Teachers meeting Monday evening. The first grade pupils give several musical games. Ex- titxv. t£ *S JrA- grades work were tkxfvr -x. kbxted for next >'«ar Mrt. BAtert Eitel, pres- isteat; Mrs. Marvin Fortune, vice yr*«idwa and Mrs. Floyd Henniges, Mrcratary -treasurer. Mr. and Mrs. John McFadden have received word of the birth of a six pound girl April 20 to their brother in law and sister Mr. and Mrs. James Rederer of Cedar Rapids. Mrs. Rederer was formerly It is with real serious aversion and alarm that we hear the propaganda of the present nation-wide "Savings Bond" drive, which began the Xirst of May. This propaganda is shot thru with half-truths, parts of truth, and too much no- t-uth at-all. When the citizen buys a Savings Bond, he agrees to loan his money to the Government for a certain length of time. The Government agrees to pay a certain rate of interest on the money. A Savings Bond is therefore a Government DEBT. Our Federal Government is NOT in dire need of further debt. The national debt "ceiling" was recently raised another ten billion dollars ( temporarily of course ) until its raised the next time. In 1840 the U. S. Federal debt was 21 cents per person. At the end of the Civil War it was $75. At the end of World War I ( the Patricia McFadden. Mrs. Carrie Talcott of Fort Dodge who had been visiting two weeks in the Martin Boedeker home left Friday to visit her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Rife at Mount Vernon. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Frye, Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Chittenden, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Claxton were Friday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Finch honoring the birthday anniversaries of Mrs. Frye and Mrs. Chittenden. Mr. and Mrs. David Dempster of Arlington were weekend guests of their son in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nading. Mr. and Mrs. Junior Bronn and daughter were Sunday dinner guests of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bronn in Oelwein. Mrs. Thorton Roberts and daughter of Austin, Texas and her mother Mrs. Carl Masters of Fayette were Wednesday visitors in the Frank Edmonds home. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Alderson and son of Strawberry Point were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edmonds. Next Saturday May 5 will be clean-up day in Randalia. A pot luck dinner will be served in the fire station. Mrs. Donna Johnson accompanied her sisters Mrs. Lora Belt and Jane Fordyce of Oelwein to Edgerton, Wis., Friday to spend the week end with their -brother-in-law and sister Mr. and Mrs. Barry Winter. Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague of Maynard were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Turner. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Frye, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Turner and Mrs. Blancne ivnignc were- wtanesuay supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edmonds. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rulifson of West Union and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Frye were Sunday supper guests of Mrs. Ethel Clark in Fayette. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jellings were Sunday evening callers in the Harold Light and Robert Frey homes in West Union. Mrs. Leland Oakes was taken to the Sumner hospital Saturday for medical care. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Oakes, Jane and Billy attended the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoepfner. Maurice Mahoney of Waterloo and Robert Vargason were Sunday visitors in the Dick Vargason home. — By Reuben war to end all wars ) it was $228. At the end of World War II it was $1853. By 1950 it was down to $1707, because of the single fact that the tremendous increase or population was greater than the rise in Government spending. The first big "Savings Bond" drive came in May, 1941, and more than 5-1 billion dollars of them were sold, from then until the end of World War II. There were five bond drives during World War I. The first four were called "Liberty Loans", and the fifth was called the "Victory Bond" drive. Many people without any money to invest, were bulldozed into borrowing money at six per cent interest, with which to buy bonds paying four-and three-fourths per cent interest, ns a means by which to "help whip the Kaiser". This was the number one hypocritical bamboozlement of the World War I hysteria. One morning, quite some time ago, we were doing a little business .at one ledge of a bank, when a little farm-wife came in, and went to a near-by ledge. She asked to borrow money with which to payoff a note that was due, and also the interest due. She was of course refused, and she commented, as we recall, "if people can't borrow a little money when they need it, what the heck are banks for?" She was told, rather curtly, "eventually, there must he a pay day". Now, a banker from that same bank is helping with the big Savings Bonds drive, helping the Government do the very same thing the little farm-wife couldn't do. Oh consistency, thou art indeed a rare gem. son, Linda Vargason. Sophomores - Cheryl Bodley, Lee Buhr, Barbara Claxton, Mary Etd- ridge, Alwyn Hall, Maureen Hubbell, Dorothy McCIain, Rachel Meyer, Shirley Ross and Diane Schlegel. Freshmen - Mark Arthur, Jane Ashby. Judy Claxton, Mary Hamilton, Linda Hansen, Michael Holtz, Valerie Hubbell, Barbara Leverington, Linda Lockard, Shirley Sanders, Duane Thran, Jeff Tompkins and Karol Turner. Eighth grade - Mary Eitel, Charlene Eriekson, Marcia Gamier, Jerry Jellings, Judy Lamphier, Kenneth Larue, Gail McKoon, Hal Meyer, Carol Mullins, Jonathon Steege, Marilyn Thomas, Gloria Wells and Judy Wittenburg. Seventh grade - Ronald Brandt, Roma Bruner, Doug D.' Davis, Richard Guenther and Judy Taylor. Benefit club to meet Mrs. Shirley Butts will be hostess to the Home Benefit club at her home Tuesday afternoon, May 8. Roll call, will be "Famous Mothers". Mrs. Harry Brown will present the program and Mrs. Allie Holtzman and Mrs. Charles Webb will be in charge of fun time. TRY AN AD IN THE LEADEH West Central honor Roll students listed MAYNARD — Following names have appeared on the honor roll of the West Central high school for the third nine-weeks' period. Seniors - Sandra Alshouse, James Ashby, Kathy Barry, Geraldine Berry, Gayela Bruner, Steve Kaune, Renee Lang, Nancy Mc CIain, Terry Oltrogge, Barbara Rose, Patricia Shadle, Wayne Shannon, Clyde Trotter and Laurel Woods. Juniors - Judy Derr, Gary Garnier, Helen Kauten, Virginia Parsons, Janice Potratz, Paul Thomp- FAYETTE THEATRE Thurs. - Fri. - Sat. May 3 -4 -5 DAVID JANSSEN JEANNE CRAIN TWENTY PLUS TWO Sun. - Mon. - Tuea. May 6-7-8 CARROLL BAKER JAMES SHIGETA In BRIDGE TO THE SUN Wii1 ...'i « 4 ' •".il c ool like you |in> heat with 9 aS 2 simple ways to air condition yonr whole house with gas I lf you have a gas heating system, gas whole house air conditioning can usually be added on. A compact cooling unit is installed on top, or underneath your gas furnace or in the main horizontal duct. 2 If you are thinking of putting in a new heating system anyway, you can get a single gas unit that heats in winter, cools in summer, giving you thermostatically controlled climate the year-round. Add-on or single year-round system, gas whole house air conditioning has many advantages: quiet, trouble-free operation and economy. PEOPLES NATURAL GAS Wednesday, 1 ^0- \, . Hormel's Day •? Austin.' Eden, Livestock fH dub. .meeting Thursday, May 'r-i s Joint fH*Committee meeting, Lauren Ameling. LOOK • • . Everyone's Rushing To THAYER'S Furniture in Fayette LOW PRICES AUTHENTIC ...FJ«w GENTLE TERMS Why .... y^ell, For The Best Reason You've Ever Heard . . . We Need The Business . And Sure Do Appreciate It; AUTHENTIC EARLY American SOFA'S and CHAIRS FOAM CUSHIONED SOFA., .only $129 INNERSPR1NG OA 95 MATTRESSES ... FOAM MATTRESS AA ftg 6c BOX SPRING ,. OV THAYER'S PAYITTI " ^'"'Wfcf'