Fayette County Leader from Fayette, Iowa on August 30, 1962 · Page 2
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Thursday, August 30, 1962
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Established In 1914 J=7" NATION Al EDITORIAL iheOldlimw. Chattin' Creek Bottom Comments With — By Reuben Subscription Rates In Fayette and Adjoining Counties Outside Fayette and Adjoining Counties Stonev $3 CO Per Yea; $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. Mauric* Stoneman. Owner and Publisher "What will the parents of the nest generation tell their kids what they had to do without?" Editorial Comments - Tax Value Out Of Tax Dollars Whether you're a consumer, a businessman, a p ofpssional man. or a dedicated loafer-- it can be safely stated "you like to get you're money's worth" in anything you purchase. But it would appear that the Iowa taxpayer is not getting the proper value out of his dollars which are paid in taxes. The road builders program leaves considerable doubt as to the capabilities of those in charge of spending the tax dollars. The tax money is certainly being spent - but is it being spent in the right places and for the proper things? Iowa has had the reputation of being one of the first states out of the mud—with the installation of paved roads. And Iowans are still driving on many of those original roads. Being one of the pioneers in the building of paved highways, naturally the highways were built to accommodate the Model T Ford, the Essex and and Maxwell. The early model cars were narrow and slower moving—and the highways were adequate. But what about today. The modern car, which is much wider, is quite cramped on the antique highways. And to make matters worse, many of the highways still have slanted shoulders (which no doubt looked like a good idea at one time), making the highway that much narrower. Gradually these shoulders a, - e being removed and replaced with about three fot t of paving on each side of the present highway. Tills is a good move BUT -once the extra cement is poured on each side the roads seem to be foigt.tten. and are not blacktopped as they should be. And the cracks between the old paving and the new seem to get a little wider as the years go by. The roll which a car takes when it crosses' this crack could be extremely dangerous and cause accidents. The point is, why not complete the job. After the highway is widened, why not cover it with a coat of black-top to make it a safe and smooth highway. This would be much more sensible than spending millions of dollars to build unnecessary by-passes, or new highways a few miles away from old highways. As yet, traffic in the less populated areas of Iowa isn't so heavy that new roads need be installed— providing the old ones are widened and resurfaced. And it also isn't necessary to spend millions of dollars nn fancy intersections that only tend to confuse the motorists. No one minds paying taxes if they are used properly. And by the same token no one cares to pay taxes if they are to be used as n monument to some engineer or taxpayer. Still Capable Numbers of members of Congress, say Washington reports, were amazed, even dumb-founded, at the public response to the proposal to apply a withholding tax of 20 per cent on income from dividends and interest. The volume of Congressional mail soared-and the overwhelming majority of the writers were 100 per cent opposed. That fact brought an interesting comment from the Mason City, Iowa, Globe-Gazette: "One thing the volume of protests over the proposed withholding tax on interest and dividends has done is to point out how widespread capitalism is in the United States today." Apparently a good many of us fail to realize that ownership of stock, for instance, is no longer the province of the few but of the many. Stockholders in —^.-American corporations now number about 16 million. Most of them are in the middle-income bracket and many are in the lower income brackets. These people would have been hit hardest by the 20 per cent withholding. Their effective tax rate-which is the proportion of total income paid in federal income taxes-is far below 20 per cent. They would have been deprived of important income, and would have had to "wait for protracted periods before obtaining overpayment refunds. On top of that, something like 127 million people have interest bearing savings accounts -and again, a substantial portion of lower income families are in this category. The American people are still capable of kicking up their heels when a manifestly unfair legislative proposal is made. That was the case, happily, with the withholding scheme. 20 - 30 - 40 Years Ago) HSiKUUiUHUHiUaUUiHiSHiHSaSJiS^^ 20 Years Ago — secured the Schoeppe interest Fred G. Carmichael has had ex- * film cavation made- for a basement und- *~ -y A er a new house on his premises ™ Tears Ago — on King street. Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Baker are building a summer house near the upper end of what used to be the mill race in Westfield, and almost on the site of the former Williams "cottage which burned. Fayette gardeners are harvesting the produce from their victory gardens. Aug. 28 has been set as "Junk Rally Day". Your government needs every scrap of iron, steel, old rubber, rags, manila rope and burlap bags. Miss Betty Yearous, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Yearous, of the Putman Peppy pals 4-H club was chosen Fayette counties heal- thiest 4-H girl. The North Fayette county chapter of the Red Cross has been asked to prepare immediately for the production of a large quota of surgical dressings. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nefzger of Lima celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. _•— 30 Ye*r» Ago — R. A. Strayer has purchased the "R" store in Fayette, from John Timm, former, Hawkeye resident. " H. I. Robinson has sold his brick building, in which his jewelry store is located, to E. B. Bogart for a shoe repair Sljop. Mr. Robinson will build a new building to house • his jewelry and optical business, between the Dennis ton building and the Robinson building., Ray Iiiff has been transfered from the mail route 2 West Union to route, 1 Fayette. James Gaynor is transfered from route one to /jcam twa. Substitute carriers axe ;Napmi Gaynwv route "two and Jf^d^.Swarts,.route one. JphnMfUk, avingqi»:rnl|e north of $anlej?i was -igored by «ubulL HJs'right leg ,WA* badly torn. .• -.jiisses• Margaret and Amy .J^Falne arrived bam from a l^.trip.-Qf;S^W J5to ; mostly on fjMV&d MM*#W;^ ,; \ *•-> *• * L , SWeep, .cases of. typhoid fever ,ww nvqrted -during the, month There is a marked shortage of yearling, two year old and three year old horses in Iowa and adjoining states. It is reported that many western horses will have to be imported. Lighting struck the Jesse Corbin barn east of Arlington. Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Trout celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. No more will parcels be sent out labled "Subject to inspection on delivery", as has been the custom the past few years. Postmaster M. H. Kelly received notice that it is a violation of the postal permit to permit cash on delivery parcels to be labeled to the effect that the receiver has the privilege of inspecting the package before accepting it. The rule was made because of the "dead mail matter." New cars registered New rac$j-«e ,c Ls«Ml/"irbnstir'ors office are: William or Iva Scharnhorst, Hawkeye, Rambler; Edwin or Margaret Running, Oelwein, Mercury; Thomas or Carolyn Woods, Oelwein, Ford; Dean Harkin, Arlington, Rambler; Mary Montgomery, West Union, Ford; John or Catherine Foreman, St. Lucas, Plymouth; Stan's Standard Service, Oelwein, Mercury; Stanley Ney, Ossian, Ford; Clifford or Grace Stirk, West Union, Ford. Jimmie Nicholsen, Maynard, Chevrolet; Trimble Implement, Oelwein, Ford; Gordon or Barbara Laurer. Hawkeye, Plymouth; Fred Miller Jr., West Union Chevrolet; Jim Sloan, St. Lucas Studebaker. James or Royale Daniels, Oelwein, Chevrolet; Clinton or Aggie McGee, Fayette, Chevrolet; Leon or Ruth Jacob, Elgin, Plymouth; Stanley Blly, West Union, Ford; Kenneth McMaster, O. D., Oelwein, Oldsmobile; Charles or Shirley Pech, Lamont, Ford; Victor Peiry, St. Lucas, Ford; Benjamin Jellings, Randalia, Rambler. Doctor Dr. Carl J. Bradley was honored recently by the town of Newhall for 50 years of service in the Newhall area. He has delivered over 3,000 babies in those 50 years. Let's Talk Gardens By M. C. Wangsness Summer squash is an excellent vegetable if the fruits are harvested at the proper state. Harvest them while the rind is'still tender and easily punctured with the fingernail. At this time, the seeds are small and immature. The quality of over-mature squash, with a tough rind and hard seeds, is very poor. The opposite is true of winter squashes. These squash are best if allowed to remain in the garden until fall. The rind on the winter verities should be tough and hard for good quality and long storage. When cucumbers come into pro- vduction you will need to harvest them every day or so to prevent the larger ones going to "seed". /Allowing cucumbers to mature on tfejfc Vine greatly reduces the 1 production of smaller ones. • A well-. -grown plant, with adequate fertfl- teer*and moisture, has the ability • :to# produce eight or 10 ripe CJK , fMqberik H they're harvestediwhen wing. •* plant of equal vigor will produV*Q to 50 fruits. It really pays toplffcooften and thoroughly. ^K ^W »bout tbedrSLl at as JjL /male producing (pistillate) flower. Only the female flowers produces fruit. The male flower serves only as pollen producer, then fails off. The stage at which you harvest muskmelon is important from the standpoint of flavor and* quality Muskmelons are harvested stages of maturity known "full-slip" or "half-slip." Full- slip is the stage of maturity at which the stem separates easily from the melon, leaving a smooth saucerlike depression. They are fully mature at this stage. If they're picked at the half-slip stage, a portion of. the, stem adheres to the melon. This .indicates immaturity and lower.quality. Don't cultivate too deeply around your tomatoes. Deep cultivation may destroy many roots which in hirn will reduce yields. It may a ]so1 : be i^jponslble for bloasonv etid .rot. mpato. y&ds 'may also •be -frM-.tir. padrfnk of the soil a*^BimmiW*n &1j*. >d 'hv 'isms* Jt you haven't rousted 1 your to- Some people have to have a b. ick wall fall on tin in lx-rore they will move. And some will only move after tragedy has struck once or-twice. This" seems to lx- the case of the highway commission and the intersection of the new by-pass. 'After pulling a Inner in laying out the new by pass putting a G.'l degiee curve right at the intersection of highways 150 and 93 the highway Commission finally installed reflector posts at the nortlieast corner of the intersection. Now, approaching the intersection from the south, it looks like a dead end. Quite an improvement. The highway signs are made very economically in the state institutions, and posts certainly aren 't too expensive—so why can't the intersection be made a four way stop before someone gets killed? There are already stop signs on highway 93 (which is straight as an arrow), so it would only take two - more. It would seem to us that after making such a drastic mistake in' calculations, someone should be real anxious to make that intersection as safe as possible. And while we 're on the subject of highways, what about a farm- to -market road between Fayette and Wadena. Certainly the amount of traffic on the rural roads in this area would warrant the expense of putting a hard surface on one. As far as rural county roads are concerned, the majority of those in Fayette county are good. But a stranger in the area cannot find his way, due to all of the hills and curves. Consequently, anyone who is not farmiliar with the road system, and who doesn't want to get lost, must go miles out of the way, either following the highway around through Arlington or West Union. Farm-tomarket roads have been installed for many small towns in northeast Iowa, and throughout the state—so what's wrong with having one leading to Fayette. Our column a . few weeks ago about signs advertising the town and taking advantage of our natural surroundings |to attract tourists evidently fell on deaf ears. The reason, we assume, is because it would mean a little work, and cost a little moneV- luffftu f ft" easy"K'"acliieve anything without spending & little money and putting forth a little hard work. And we believe the money and effort involved in .promoting our town and area would be returned to us many times' over in the added business thai would come to Fayette. We have sat still for years letting the surrounding communities get ahead of us--and then griping about it later. Why not put forth a little effort now—and then let, the other communities gripe because we moved ahead. Sankey - Van Brocklin Vows read at Evansdale Miss Carole Sankey, daughter of Mrs. Bonita Sankey, of Evansdale, and Lester Van Brocklin, of Waterloo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Van Brocklin of Waucoma, were married Sunday, Aug. 19, at. 2 p. m. in the St. Mark's Methodist church in Evansdale. Rev. Neil van Loon performed the double ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by Les Sankey and his mother. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. George Sankey, of Waterloo, sister and brother of the groom and bride respectively. Mrs. Wayne Tague presided at at the organ. The bride will continue her schooling and the groom is employed by the government as grain bin inspector. They will reside at Maple Grove Mahile Village trailer court in Waterloo, Americans work two hours and 19 minutes of every eight-hour day in 1962 just to meet their Federal, state and local tax bills; one hour and 23 minutes to pay their food and tobacco expenses; 33 minutes to pay for clothing and accessories; one hour and 24 minutes to furnish housing and household operations; 21 minutes to pay medical and dental bills; 39 minutes for transportation costs; 19 minutes to enjoy recreation; and one hour and.two minutes to pay all other bills. — Iowa Taxpayers Association. matoes yet, it still isn't too late to do it . '" 11,11 "P^IIII mil «ma,wM)«MlM ^M *«l>* CONSTRUCTION HEATING PLUMBING The economic situation of we American farmers is NOT so good that phio Farm Bureau personnel should be wasting their time "knocking" the NFO; or the NFO having a Don Quixote and the- windmills fight with Sears, Roebuck Company. We are sharply displeased with the lengthy editorial by C. William Swank, printed in the August 25th issue of F. B. Spokesman. Anybody wanting to be fair and reasonable knows that the fundamental goal of Oren Lee Staley, and his colleagues, is collective bargaining by master contract, NOT hard headed withholding actions. Since earliest Colonial times the American farmer has gone to the market place with his produce and asked, "what will you pay me, today???" Then he goes shopping, and asks, "how much is it?" But already Mr. Swank is worrying... "If farmers are allowed to gain the monopoly position ...Congress would move in to regulate...this leads farmers directly to Government controls, the very, thing they are trying to avoid. "Oh Heavens to Betsy, Mr. Swank. But the personable and articulate Mr. Staley should be pleased that somebody thinks he holds such tremendous potential power in his hands. Frankly we HOPE that he does, and that he will use it wisely 33 cows complete Lactation in July MAYNARD - George A. Youmans, supervisor of the Fayette .county Dairy Herd Improvement association No. 3, reports that 33 cows completed their lactation in July with records of 400 or more pounds of butterfat. They were found in the following 17 herds. Edwin Decker, Westgate, two registered Holsteins with 694 and 557 pounds; Harold H. Meyer, Maynard, one registered Holstein with 586 pounds; Bernard E. Buhr, Sumner, seven registered Holsteins with 585, 552, 504, 445, 418, 410 and 407 pounds; Dean J. Scherman, Arlington, three registered Holsteins with 584, 455 and 432 pounds; M. J. Lein and Son, Maynard, one registered Holstein with 550 pounds; Walter C. Pagel, Sumner, three registered Holsteins with 541, 486 and 417 pounds; Robert Camp, Westgate, three grade Holeteins with 515, 466 and 462 pounds; Lowell Cannell and Louis Fettkether, Fairbank, two grade Guernseys with 501 and 400 pounds. Also Russell Lockard and Harold Miehe, Maynard, one registered Holstein with 491 pounds: W>)r»e" — * uu uaiin, ^jue registered Brown Swiss with 485 pounds; Herbert W. Malven, Maynard, one registered Holstein with 462 pounds; William Buhr, Westgate, one grade Holstein with 452 pounds; Victor Steege,.Maynard, two grade Holsteins with 450 and 428 pounds; H. W. and Milteon I^ech, Westgate, one grade Holstein with 449 pounds; Louis Garner, Maynard, two registered Holsteins with 438 and 408; Edwin Notbohm, Sum- ne j". one registered Guernsey with 406; and Russell Pagel, Sumner, one registered Holstein with 433 pounds. and well. Any "dirt farmer" with any pride and spunk should be keenly displeased with the CED proposal that two million farmers be chased off the land, and into the city, to take any piddling job they couid get. It was fitting and proper that the NFO should take some action. Rut the action should make sense. The protest meetings with Ford dealers was, in our opinion, timely and proper. Such meetings should be held with all organizations hav ing a member of their personnel on the Committee on Economic Development, Sears, Roebuck Company in particular. It was good timing and good publicity for the leadership of the NFO to get their "dander up", and get into action, on this CED report matter. But we seriously question the good sense or good taste in the Sears, Roebuck catalog dumping activity. That, in our opinion, is all too near a childishly vindicatory action on the part of the NFO membership. Sears, Roebuck is a mighty big and successful company. Value for the dollar, customer service, a conscientious guarantee, and effective advertising made them so. This CED report "rhubarb" does not change those facts. Cannell family reunion The Cannell family reunion was held Sunday Aug. 26, at the Maynard park. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Cannell; Vaylord and F'orest Cannell of Sumner; Mr. and Mrs. Percy Cannell and Kalhy Jane, of Springville, III., Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Cannell and family of Fairbank; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bassitt and family of Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. David Wells and family; Mr. and Mrs. D-lmar Sorge and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McBride and family all of Randalia; Albert Kirchoff, of Dest Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Louie Sorgo, Fayette; Mrs. Vivian Hubbell and family, of Maynard. Dorsey Cannell was the oldest member present and Daryl McBride the youngest. CHORE BOY SERVICE CENTER Parts and Service For All Makes Of Milkers MILKING SERVICE AND SUPPLY Fayette, Iowa ENJOY AMERICA'S FAVORITE PASTIME Open Bowling For AU Ages SEE OUR SELECTION OF Bowling Balls — Bowling Shoes — Bowling Bags Bowl in Air Conditioned Comfort — BEGINNERS WELCOME LILAC LANES Phone 780 West On Highway 18 West Union, Iowa <5th Mr. and Mrs. Claude Clarke of fi? 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