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Dept. of Hist. & Arehlv*! Tv>s Moinfs, J9, lown The 1 lean Of Northeast Iowa's Scenic Wonderland Volume 48, Number 19 Thr,,rd<y, May 3, 1962, Fayette, Iowa Eight Pages This Issue flooding in area BILL CARBIENER, Upper Iowa university student, was a proud anfller when he came In from an early morning fishing trip last week. He Is shown In the picture holding his prize catch, a six pound trout that measured about 21 inches In length, and a three pounder. He »ald he had another big trout after the bait but couldn't hook It. County officers to be elected At 4-H rally day in Maynard The annual Fayette County 4-H Girls' Rally Day will be held May 12 at the Maynard Community Hall. Registration will start at 9:30 a. m., with the meeting starting promptly at 10:30 a. m. Included in the day's program will be campaigning and election of county 4-H officers, the annual county wide 4-H business meeting, initiation of honorary 4-H members and a speaker who spent part of 1961 living with families in Finland. The speaker will be Marlia Putzier, a former Clayton county 4-H member, who is now a student at Bishop Ensley to be Commencement speaker F. Gerald Ensely, Bishop of, the Methodist Church, Iowa area, will be Bacc^aureate'-s^a^^^dnrl^ay 27 at U. L U. Bishop Ensley is the resident leader of more than 290,000 Methodists in Iowa, a position which he has held since 1952. In 1960 he became the first Bishop in history to serve more than eight years in Iowa. BISHOP ENSELY, a native Ohioian, was a 1927 graduate from Ohio Wesleyan university. After a year of public .school teaching, he entered Boston Theological Seminary and was graduated in 1931 with honors. After graduation from the seminary, he was awarded the Jacob Sleeper Fellowship for study and travel in Europe. In 1938 he received the Ph. D. degree in philosophy. Bishop Ensely also holds honorary degrees from Boston university, Ohio Wesleyan, Morningside, and Simpson. Since being elected a Bishop in 1952, Ensely has made a number of tours abroad. These tours include Africa in 1955, India in 1959, and the Far East in 1961. He has also written several Christian books. State College of Iowa in Cedar Falls. Miss Putzier spent six months last year living with six different farm families in different parts of Finland, as part of the International Farm Youth Exchange which is supported by 4-H clubs throughout Iowa. • Another highlight of the day will be the announmement of the better groomed junior and senior 4-H girls for the county. Judging this grooming contest will be Mrs. Larry Cox, former Buchanan County home economist, of Tripoli. Entrants in the grooming contest have been selected by their local 4-H clubs to represent them in county competition. The day's activities have been planned jointly by the county girls' 4-H commitee, county girls' 4-H officer»..and Jjno County Extension staff. The Rubric-Is invited ttrattend*" this meeting and observe a part of the girls' 4-H program in action. Volunteers needed for Free pancakes day here Free pancakes and sausage will be available to all residents of the Fayette shopping area when Aunt Jemima comes to town on Saturday, May 19. The free pancake day will be sponsored by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce to show the area shoppers the merchants appreciation for their patronage. Most of the work will be done by C. of C. members and their wives. C. R. Lewis, who is in charge of the event, stated that all volunteers will be appreciated. He stated that at least 30 volunteers are needed to work in two hour shifts. Anyone wishing to help may call 75. Many of the Fayette merchants will be offering special one day bargains, and each will be marked with an Aunt Jemima sales tag. Present plans are to serve the pancakes and sausage in the building which formerly housed the McLeese — Leytze furniture store. Serving will be from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Dayna Dumermuth Candidate for "Miss Eastern lowa w title Dayna Dumermuth. 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Dumermuth, will ride in a convertible escorted by the Fayette high school band in the 1:30 p. m. parade which will open the Eastern Iowa Band Festival in Cedar Rapids next Saturday, May 12. Miss Dumermuth, a senior, was selected as the nominee of the Fayette band for the "Miss Eastern Iowa" title. The winner will be announced and crowned during the festival night show at 7:30 p. m. in Kingston stadium. "For the first time in the festival's 16-year history, there also will be an award for festival visitors," Co-chairman J. W. "Lee" Grant and Al Peremsky of the sponsoring Jaycees pointed out Wednesday. A free week's vacation in Burnett county, in the Indianhead < country of Wisconsin, will be awarded to a festival visitor. There will be nothing to buy and the winner will be announced during the night show. "Miss Eastern Iowa" also will receive a week's vacation with both winners having their choice of several resorts in Burnett county which is dotted with 318 lakes, the chairman said. In addition to appearing in the parade-the first afternoon parade in the festival's history-the Fayette band, directed by David A. Hamijton, will play a salute to show "Parade of Bands." The Fayette musicians then will join the other units in a 2400-mem- Dentist to open Office in Fayette Fayette will soon have its own dentist again, after many years without the service of anyone in this profession. The new dentist office should be open shortly after July 1. Gary Wright, of Iowa City, who will complete his dentist training at the University of Iowa dental school on June 8, told the Leader Sfiturday that he definitely plans to begin hjg gEactfcftJn F^yeJJe. FLOOD WATERS FROM the heavy rains Saturday afternoon kept the entire community busy Saturday night. The top photo shows a group of the workers who helped sandbag the south side of the river to help hold the water back. The bottom photo shows the Harley Cue home on the north side of the river. The home was completely surrounded by water, but the Cues remained In the home all night. In early April, Bishop Ensely received an award for "distinquish- ed service to civil liberties" by the I. C.' L. U. This award was made in recognition of his work for democratic education in the program 'Christianity Confronts Communism' and his stand against groups who try to suppress free speech, support dictatorship, or threaten in other ways the Bill of Rights of the U. S. Constitution. ANOTHER AWARD WHILE serving as a member of the executive committee of the World Methodist Council, was being named one of 100 directors of the World Council of Churches. In his post a) Bishop, Ensey has traveled extensively in Iowa and the nation and acts as speaker and lecturer. Within the Iowa area . alone, he visits from 75 to 100 ' churches annually, speaking at churchmanship dinners, consecrations and dedications, ordinations, centennial celebrations, and on Other occasion's. Art exhibition to Display paintings Of 2 U. I. seniors An art exhibition by two Upper Iowa University seniors will be held in the Colgrove-Walker auditorium on May 13 - 17, 1962, it was announced today by Rachel Van Cleve, professor of art. A formal opening is scheduled for Sunday, May 13 from 1:00 3:00 p. m. Seniors Thomas Baldwin of Wadena, and William Carbiener of Charles City, will show an array or art work which they have produced during their four years at U. I. U. The exhibit will include drawings, paintings, ceramics and sculpture. Baldwin's paintings have won several prizes at the Fayette County fairs and at the Student Art Exhibit held annually at Upper Iowa. Two of his paintings were recently entered in the regional exhibition of the National Motorola Art Talent contest and are now on display at Roshecks Department Store in Dubuque. Carbtener's works have been shown locally and have won prizes in the Upper Iowa Student Art Exhibition. Baldwin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Baldwin of Wadena and Carbiener is the son of Mr, and Mrs. M. D. Carbiener of Charles City. ber massed band under the baton of Karl L. King of Ft. Dodge. The massed band will play three numbers written by King who is recognized as the dean of American march composers. Also appearing during the night show festivities will be the crack drill team from the Marine Air Training Station in Memphis, Tenn. Admission to the night show will be only $1 for adults and 50 cents for students to help defray expenses of the festival. Former local printer Visits in Fayette A former Fayette resident, who many local residents will probably remember, paid a visit to the Leader office Saturday. He was Harold Burdick of Vernon Center, Minn. Mr. Burdick left Fayette in 1915, and since that time has been publisher of the Vernon Center News in Vernon Center. In Fayette he had been employed on the newspaper owned by Charlie Payne, brother of Amy Leigh and Margaret Payne. He recalled that seven or eight persons were employed on the newspaper at that time, and that all type was set by hand, without the aid of a linotype. At that time the newspaper office was located in the Maurer shoe repair building. Mr. Burdick is spending a few days visiting his sister, Mrs. Blanche Perry, at Maynard. He visited in Fayette with George Carley, also of Maynard. Pike season opens May 12 marks the opening date for walleye,' sauger and northern pike north of Highway 30, the State Conservation Commission reminded today, University choir Will present German Requiem The "Gorman" Requiem by Johannes Brahms will be presented by the Upper Iowa university choir on Sunday, May 27, in the Colgrove- Walker auditorium. The choir is under Vw direction of Dr. W. Lc Grand Maxwell, McCosh Professor of Music. Organist for the.- choir is Mrs. Margaret F. Maxwell, Fayetta, and accompanist will be Mari Kuwahara of Tokyo, Japan. Included in the choir are: Soprano: Beverly Chandler, Cresco; Joan Frcchte, Dorchester; Mari Kuwahara, Tokyo, Japan; Judy Lint, Shellsburg; Bonnie Jean Taylor, Clermont; Janet Walker, Swea City; Betty Weber, Arlington. Alto: Barbara Barron, Franklin Park, 111.; Charlotte Beitz, Hopkinton; Geraldinc Dilley, Fayette; Marge Downing, Fayette; Bonnie Edwards, Maquoketa; Marsha Grosseup, Jesup; Jill King, Oelwein; Nancy Whittenbaugh, Wadena. Bass: Bruce Bunting, Marengo; William Davis, Lime Springs; Alan Finger, Fayette; William Grindle. Lansing, 111.; William Lillis, Williamsburg; Fremont Ogle, Wadena. Tenor: John Bernatz, Ft. Atkinson; Ed Hupfcr, Monona; George Malven, Maynard; Jerry Mykietyn, Wayne, New Jersey; Pat Nefzgor, Delhi. The public is cordially invited to attend the Requiem beginning at 2:00 p. m. and Baccalaureate at 4:00 p. m. Firemans dance Saturday The annual Fireman's Dance, sponsored by the Fayette Volunteer fire department, will be held Saturday night, May 12, in the American Legion hall. Music for the dance will' be furnished by Jack Howard and his orchestra. Tickets are on sale how by members Fcur act satire is Commencement play "The Admirable Crichton", a satire in four acts will be pre- •stiiti-d as the annual Commencement play at Upper Iowa university, Friday and Saturday, May 23 and 20. Written )>y James B.vrie, the play will feature a cast of 13 U. 1. U. students under the direction of M~s. William Esters, in- st ui.lor in speech and drama. Included in the cast are: Larry Crow, Winthrop; Clair Peterson, Cedar Falls; Frank Smith, Lime Springs; Scott Lebin Wilmette, Illinois; Lcona Lomica, Cresco; Vince Popolizio, Schcnect- ady, New York; Robert Crow, Wadena, J. Thomas Ham, Win- llirop; Diane Borland, Oelwein; Lela Giles, Marhalltown; Nancy Downer, Exeter, New Hampshire; Alice Emerson, Waterville; and Pam Williams, Golf, Illinois. Property tax meeting To be held here Property tax meeting for Westfield township will be held Monday, May 14, at 8 p. m. in , the Farm Bureau building. Don Rainer, Farm Bureau fioldman, will be the speaker. All Westfield residents are invited to attend. The Homomakers will have a brief meeting following the tax meeting. Lunch will be furnished. ,n.;n..Ht «• ent dentist since Dr. John Dorman retried. Dr. Dorman had previously practiced dentistry here for many years, and was located in the building now occupied by the Schneider Insurance Agency. Dr. Wright plans to move to Fayette about the middle of June to get his office ready for use. He will open his office in the Parker building on Main street, formerly occupied by Dr. Scott Lingo. He will offer a complete dental service, using the most modern methods and equipment. Dr. Wright is a graduate of Greenfield high school in the south- Basements filled Trees damaged and Bridges washed out A four and one-half inch rainfall in the Fayette area Saturday afternoon caused considerable concern for local residents, and some dam- agf in the surrounding area. The swollen waters of the Volga river began spilling out of the banks late Saturday afternoon, and by 9 p. m. caused serious threats to several property owners. At about 10:30 p. m. the crest of the river was reached and the flood waters began to recede. • The Harley Cue and Lowell Langerman homes were completely surrounded by water which also came within a few feet of the Ethel Clark and Charles Baumler homes on the north side of the river. Sand bagging operations by more than 100 towns-people, school and college students prevented the water from reaching the George Spatchre home and beyond on the south side of tne river. Rain started falling in Fayette about 1 p. m. and continued until after 5 p. m. The storm was accompanied with high winds and hail on several occasions. Part of a tree in front of the M. H. Alderson home was blown down, "striking electric light wores and causing an outage in the sdiitheast part of town for. a short time. The winds also tore an awning off the Lloyd Holtzman home .and blew a tree down in the yard. Dale -Maxson, manager of the locaJLJnt several areas surrounding FTyette" for a short period of time due to limbs being blown off. Most of the damage, however, was in the a-ea wost of Maynard. In one place a light pole was blown down, Jind washed away by the flood waters. Culverts and bridges being washed out caused some delay in restoring power to several areas. In some cases the Interstate crew would be required to travel several miles in order to get one mile, and it was difficult to trace the wires to the trouble spot. The only serious damage in Fayette was the flooding of basements, some due to the rampaging Volga ' river and some due to the torrential rains. Mopping up operations were underway in many homes Sunday and Monday. west pan or iow«, wnere ne spent his childhood on a farm. For the past seven years he has been a liberal arts and dental student at the University of Iowa. He has one brother who is a medical doctor in the United States public health service at Springfield, Mo., and another brother who is taking an engineering course at the University of Iowa. His parents moved to Iowa City about five years ago. Eight confirmed at Grace Lutheran church A class of eight were confirmed at the Grace Lutheran church during the morning services Sunday, May 0, by the Rev, Norman Betke. The confirmants were Dennis Hendrix, Robert Swehla, Curtis Dumermuth, Sandra Gray, Mary Meyer, Diane Alber, Charlotte and Sharon Duwe, Wins first in rodeo Randy Anderman placed first in the Rodeo derby at Oelwein Saturday with Max Dilley, Joe Gibson, and Barbara Burget scoring third. Coloring Winners Picked by Judges Winners in the Easter coloring contest were picked after many hours of deliberation. Nearly 100 youngsters entered the contest which was sponsored by nine local merchants. The winners may pick up their silver dollar prize at the store where their picture was named the winner. Winners are: Lewis 5 cent to $1.00, Dee Ann Landas; Maurur's Shoes and Clothing, Marsha Leverington; Bill's Super Valu, Pamela Curtis; Fayette Stone Co. Inc., Sherryl Scheidelj Fayette Insurance Agency, Gary Lambert; Ott's Drive-in, Billy McGee; Thayer United Furniture, Jackie Jean Owen; Fayette Leader, Tom Thomas, Ann Alderson; State Bank of Fayette, Nancy Dickinson, Services held Saturday For Oscar Sykes, 82 'Funeral services for Oscar Sykes, 82, were held Saturday May 5, at 2 p. m. at the Emmanuel Methodist church in Maynard, The Rev. Herbert Clyde Shaffer officiated. Mrs. Marjorie Wheeless, soloist, was accompanied by Mrs. Reva Engel, of Mason City. Oscar James Sykes was born on a small farm five miles west of Fayette, on August 14, 1879. He died May 2, at the Mercy Hospital, Oelwein. He was a life time resident of Fayette county and a resident of Maynard for more than 40 years. On April 7, 1914 he was united in marriage to Bessie Moore, of Hawkeye. To this union three children were born. Mary Jane McGregor, of Washington D. C.; one son Clyde who died in 1946; and Janet now teaching in Des Moines. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic Order of Maynard. Survivors are his wife, two children, three grandchildren, one sister, Lena McCormack of Fayette; one brother Ora Sykes of Cedar Falls. Burial was in Grand View Cemetery, Fayette. Pallbearers were David and Walter Parsons, Hen-y Reisner, Leslie Cushion, Donald Simpson, Al Bergman. Dance is postponed Because of the annual Fireman's dance being held in the American Legion hall on Saturday, May 12, the planned Youth Center-parents dance has been postponed until a later date. Gary Campbell and Bob Friedly, who were to have been sponso-s will serve sometime during the summer months. PLAN BAKE SALE The St. Francis church of Fayette are holding a bake sale Saturday. May 12, at Knights Hardware, from 9 a. m. until 12 noon.