Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on June 21, 1962 · Page 2
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Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa · Page 2

Fayette, Iowa
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Thursday, June 21, 1962
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Established In 1914 My Iiigllifi 3=T NAT I ON At EDITORIAL 2 l*# c 6 Ti r Subscription Rates I D Fayette and Adjoining Counties Outside Fayette and Adjoining Counties S3.00 Per Year $3.50 Per Year The Leader is published weekly in Fayette. Iowa, and distributed on Thursday morning. Entered at the Post Offrce at Fayette Iowe as seoond class matter, under the Act of March 3. 187B Mauric* Slon«nan. Owner and Publisher Chattin' With Stoney It seems as though vn-'w- as busy as the proverbial armed paper hanger in. week. . . and this to: «••» Creek Bottom Comments pas! . iiif, "Someday, son, all this will be yours." '. i I'm;'.' 1111 r•cl Editorial Comments Future of Every Individual There is a profound hope that increasing inter mingling of the peoples; of the world-through trade, travel, and the art;: and sciences, all buttressed by tlie miracles of present-da)' transportation and corn tnurucation -will lielp to lav- the foundation for a true lasting peace. This hop*' is based upon the eminently reasonable proposition tliat the vast majority of human beings. wliatfVer the policies of their governments and whatever their national aspirations, don 't want trouble, and do want to live out Uieir lives amicably and happily. One of the most difficult elements in man's long acid sanguinary history lias been tlie multitude of languages and dialects spoken on this earth. There has never been anything resembling a common language, and that baTier to communication has in itself made for angers, misunderstandings, conflict. 'Ihere still is no common language-but we are coming closer to it. And the language -to the vast potential advantage of the Western world-is English. Its significance is described in a feature article in the March 2 issue of Life, written by Lincoln Barnett. A subhead puts the case of the English language in these words: "It's Frustrating. Wonderful, Irrational. Logical, Simple and Now the Universal Tongue." It is written, spoken, broadcast and understood on every continent. In the civilized world, it is the primary international language of commerce, diplomacy, science and scholar ship. It is the "native tongue" of 250 million people, and some 000 million, about one quarter of the world's population, have knowledge of it. The English explosion has occurred since World War II for a variety of reasons. From hundreds of thousands of American service men and their dependents stationed around the world, English words and phrases of the American variety tiave filtered down to every level of society. Mr. Barnett points out: "It became the econoin icaily valuable property of all, from shopkeepers and salesgirls, bellboys and bartenders, down to barefoot urchins in the streets of Tokyo and Teheran. Berlin and Baghdad who swiftly learned to chirp, 'Hey. Joe, gimme gum'." As America's political and commercial interests have widened and strengthened, the World-wide grass roots desire to learn English lias mushroomed. Last year 28 million persons used the facilities of the United Slates Information Service centers scattered around the world. More that a million attended English language seminars, including 5,000 local teachers: Even tlte communists, unable to "beat'em" have apparently "joined'em"! Russian and Red Chinese pro­ paganda broadcasts to the Far East and much of Africa are now in English, simply because it is more widely understood than any other single language. And a strange by-product of this is that in many cities Russian cultural offices compete with British and American centers in advertising English courses. Mr. Barnett emphasizes that this language explosion is not accounted for by "commercial motivations, the extended military and economic influence of the English-speaking people, circumglobal of communications and travel. . ." but rather by the character and construction of the language itself. In the first place, it is essentially simple. Its basic grammar can be learned more quickly than in any other language spoken today. "... a hard core of perhaps 1.000 energetic words which fill all the needs of ordinary communication. . " take care of the vocabulary problem. Then, to meet the needs of science, literature and diplomat*}' it can be as complex as necessary, containing as it does some 500.000 different words ranging from the simplest to those of great precision or delicacy of meaning. One thing that makes It hand}- is that meaning can be imparted even when grammar is thrown out the window. The example is given of a Frenchman who., instead of saying, "I have been here for two hours" says. "I am here since two hours." Either is intelligible to anyone who un derstands English. Some of the most colorful English derivations, oddly enough, are to be found in Nigeria. According to Professor F. W. Harbison, a Princeton economist familiar with that country, a grade school graduate there is known as a "inegotbuk " A bintojaguarfridg ful" is the all-inspiring title hung upon a young man who "has been to England and come home with a Jaguar and enough money to keep a refrigerator full of frwten foods." But all is not perfect, and there are plenty of hair-raising problems left in both gram mar and pronunciation. The letters "ough" may be pronounced in nine different ways, depending on the words in which they are used. Other words spelled differently are pronounced indentically--as, for example, grate and great; sew and so; rain, rein and reign. But common usage and the search for convenience continually improve the language. Mr.Barnett concludes his comments with the words of Dr. Samuel Johnson, who once exclaimed, "Wonderous the English language, language of live men!" And this observation may become true in a most vital sense if our new "universal language" contributes to better understanding between the world's people, and easing of the tensions which threaten us all. left until the last ininui. to work in one phi'.' another ready to mo\' quite a chore. We're making headvwi* and after changing ou' half donen times, we 've ;„.. tin moving date for next w'k V>>hope to begin moving Monday morning and have the job corn pleted by Saturday evening. Of course, that's barring any unfor- seen complications. In order to do this, urn! so as not to miss an issue of the paper', we'll be going to pn-:, ; Monday morning with next w'•>}.; issue. So. ii you have anything you want published in the Leader which will be mailed on June it must be in the office by noon. June 23. Confusing, isn't it. Anyway, all news must be In by noon this Saturday. The work won't all be completed when we get moved in. so we can't invite you in to look it over. However, in a week or two it will be all done, and we'll have an open house so you can see first hand whether we have improved our situation or not. THY AN AO IN THE LEADER In the .June issue of the Itc'piil 'U ean .Mate Onli'.'il I'mmmtttv t"" ' HUM ."I 'aity I.nit'!, in true »\4 timn of ballyhoo IW vi,>\ NwtiisM Erb.', there is a brief *tat«itte»i about his Ol'llltK-l'Ut .'l>e *MlfiU. t !:t old E. Hughes, wiii) ihis final hoe. "Kivkless iiilvtH-ati- of lui'.nv tn the drink". One ilii'thxniM defm.•- 1 -eekleSS as. "lli'glet iftll. Hutlffi't I 'tr . charade' i /.i -il l>\ lai k of due »';liil I 'm". In utir film e|>mi*n Mi ll'ighi-s is NOT IK inn iKfjIt.iftil t|..r mdiff .-renl to tell the Till VII about the liquor situation III low .\ It nny indeed show soin • l.-uK of caution. Ix'ortiiso unfortuu.it' 1 >. goobbled} gook will get more votes than the truth. We heard Harold K Hughes spoke at U. 1. U. some v.te'.s ago. We are in difinite disa^ice ment with him about the Ii.wa" right to work" law. We firm!v think such a law should be r-miinu <l But we deeply appreciated his lion esty and forthrightness about the Iowa liquor situation. It is high time to quit the farce mid the Ivp ocrisy of state wide ILLEGAL by the drink, while too many people, hold to the snobbish folly that Iown has a better system of dispensing liquor than her neighbor states. By what stretch of logic, what fracture of common sense, su many people see the drink over the bar is being more evil more morally corrupt, than the bottle from the bottle store, is beyond our understanding. It simply does NOT make sense. Iowa needs tn legislate, license and conrtol, in that order. However, we have little ENJOY AMERICA'S FAVORITE PASTIME Open Bowling For All Ages SEE OUR SELECTION OF Bowling Balk — Bowling Shoes — Bowling Bags Bowl in Air Conditioned Comfort — BEGINNERS WELCOME — LILAC LANES Wesi On Highway 18 West Union, Iowa Phone 780 Prof. Richard dark Attends conference Professor Richard Clark a mem ber of the faculty at Upper Iowa university, will visit the Knox College campus at Oalesburg, 111. from June 21 - 23 as one of 150 participants in the ninth annual Advanced Placement History Conference. Sponsored jointly by the College Entrance Examination Board of New York and Knox College, the history conference is one of eight being held across the nation to promote understanding of the advanced placement program and to improve communications between school and college teachers. The conference at Knox will feature reports.and discussions on toe topic of the advanced placement program in history. The three-day program will also include speeches by noted scholars in the fields of American and European history. Tulips Eighty-six year old Louise Becker of Elkader realizes considerable joy and satisfaction from the 500 or more tulips that she raises in her back yard. OTT'S Flower and Gift Shop STOP IN AFTER THE DOG SHOW AND SEE OUR GIFT DISPLAY ALL TYPES OF FLOWER ARRANGING Owen "Boots" Ott SPECIAL BEEF BUNDLES 12 lbs. $7.50 CONSISTS OF - 6 lbs. STEJV&S — 6 lbs. ROASTS — and GROUND BEEF PORK PACKAGE _._ 12 lbs. __$4.75 CONSISTS OF — 3 lbs. SAUSAGE — 3 lbs. FRESH SIDE — 3 lbs. PORK CHOPS 3 lbs. ROASTS 0ELWEIN LOCKER MASON MYERS, Owner - Operator There Are Many Shapes of Dogs But Only Two At - OTTS " Winners Kraut Round Dog Long Hot Dog Weiner and Sauerkraut Weiner and Bun Sandwich Dressed As You Wish 19c 15c CURB SERVICE, WEATHER PERMITTING TAKE A SACK FULL HOME WITH YOU We've Ru» Out Of Kennel Space THE EATENEST -r^^»'-mssiTOBr- FAYETTE SPEED WASH GET YOUR CLOTHES DOG-GONE CLEAN AT FAYETTE SPEED WASH WE HAVE SOFT WATER OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY One Block North of U. I. U. gym ji (Jrive - In mm**. Prep,. 1 U' 'Wi Beauty Box Dog-Tired of Those Nightly Pin-Ups? You'll Bark With Joy When You L>ave Our Salon With The Latest Fashions, Whether It Be a Permanent - Tint -Or - Styling. YQU Cto Complete Your Beauty *A »fcitz • ', .• Ph. ISO Eileen 4^ OPttRATOR — Uy Reuben t '\|HYl(|(lOII lll.lt il Will h;.<pp";i. ft*- "Kcv Club" <;i 'oup will s 'jb'ly jvai the W. C T. U. l .o ili-h-a! the pet tllli'll! l.vMU', illlll llle <Ji •.'(•', s\if«t," iighl ihuikiiitf" ladies will tv i.v lltlelU MilHi' to llijl.il i' frijltl ttfvn- the help IS ilillljllf.;. li.l! :! the Inltfl Hepllllllean "llijjll . <l m.ikcs .1 hi/.; (ili.shoni ;;) issue yf Harold E. Hughes' honesty and forthrigfitness about the liquor sitaution in Iowa, we hope he Hobb i.s fjw. Erbe by at least as vide a ina gin as HerscrH liiiveless beat Leo Huegh, in 1950. And i f thi's*' words are political hiTi-'y. coming from a little old Hepubliean township committee i.-iiii. let anybody make the most <jf it. SELL YOUR DON'T WAICTS WITH LEADER WANT ADS Gene Wm. Singer FAYETTE, IOWA PHONE 247 PLUMBING HEATING WIRING BOTTLE GAS YOU GET BETTER RESULTS FROM YOUR LAND WHEN YOU Lime First — SEE US FOR — AGRICULTURAL LIME CRUSHED ROCK Fayette Stone Co., Inc. Fayette, Iowa We've Got Some Real MAD DOGS On Our Racks IF THEY FIT - YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO PASS GOTHAM GOLD STRIPE NYLONS Sunset and Siren Sable Reg - $U5 Now 88c Vera's Dress Shop Vera and Harold Schmidt pr. It happened 100 YEARS ago IN IOWA, the whole »Uto oelebretad QrtftwI &S at Fort Donelaon, in which Iowa troop* vwi^'-mt .jWWig breach the fort's deforces. Beer was WS.q!jmtJ*^»T beverage* of the troops.,. utt a» low»nl mW^Wtl \ to find p\ea»ure In beer, ""j^, For then, a« now, beer wai the trsduWl. <7 beverage of moderation. 8utk)earme«ni mo|s \ than snjoyment t,o our ,Ths 'Br*«hg. \ Ihduetry contribute!over 6% million tsxdWMf • to Iowa each year-money that helprlupwrv >| ourTioapltaHi eohoole and highways vW' and ale areTierved? * w ^..Wn«r«ir mu »jji JSfL-'*

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