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Established In 1914 1=7 NATIONAL EDITORIAL " • 11 1 ""^ • ^\ S®>CQTIS)N t. Subscription Rates In Fayette and Adjoining Counties Outside Fayette and Adjoining Counties $3.00 Per Year $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. I87y. Ma uric* Stonaman, Owner and Publisher "What will the parents of the next generation tell their kids what they had to do without?" Editorial Comments Railroad Mail Service July 28th marked n really important anniversary in this country. On that day, exactly a century before, the first experimental railroad postal car in America complete with sorting racks, pigeonholes and little iron stove was put in service between Hannibal and y.l. Joseph, Missouri. fn the ensuing 100 years, there has been a vast revolution in the nation's communications'-and that Ipne rail car was the pioneer. Today 1,844 railway [xistal cars, requiring some 10.500 Post Office Department employes, carry some 24 billion pieces of mail each year. The railroads have invested more that a billion dollars in mail handling equipment, ranging from simple trackside cranes at small stations, from which single pouches are picked up by trains on the- fly, to elaborate electronic installations at major cities. Moreover, the cost of using the mails, since the railroads entered the picture, is one thing that hasn't lieen continually subjected to the grim upward push of inflation--quite the opposite. In the pre railroad era, it cost 25 cents to send a one page letter a distance of more than 400 miles. A four page letter called for a doller's worth of postage and in those old days the doller was a far more impressive instrument of purchasing power than it is now. With the Iron Horse doing the hauling, the charge for mailing a letter had dropped to a mere 3 cents by 18C3. In recent years other means of transportation, have shared in moving the mails. But the railroads still carry three-fourths of all intercity mail. So the service provided by other carriers, useful as it is, remains supplemental to that of the t icd and-true railroads. The Next Long Step In mid-July the President appointed a council, made up of six men and six women, which is to act as a government watchdog for the consuming public. It will report to the Council of Economic Advisors. The new group consists of university professors, executives of consumer and other citizen organizations, and nationally syndicated financial columnist. A body of this nature may be able to provide useful factual information on matters affecting consumers. But there is a danger whenever such an official body is created, and the fact that its members are of undoubted ability and integrity in no way lessens that danger. There are forces which would give a government bureau, existing or to be added to the sprawling bureaucratic complex, sweeping powers over what can and cannot be produced and sold in this country, and under what conditions. It is all very well for government to insist that producers be safe and properly labeled. But, from that, the zealots who would take the next long step and, working on the implied supposition that many if not most producers are sharpers, and that many if not most consumers are sheep ready for the shearing, would make government the judge of what we should want and what we shall have. This must te avoided at all cost. Chattin' With Stoney Fayette needs to mnkt- itself known to motorists who are now traveling around the town on the by-pass. We need signs to inform motorists that we are here, and to show our points of interest. At least three signs sin mid he placed on the by-pass. The signs should proudly point out that this is the home of Upper Iowa univer sity, most progressive and fastest growing small college in the mid west. And they should also inform the public that we are at the fixit hills of the "Little Ozarks". We certainly have plenty to brag about in this particular area —so why hide our assets under a basket. Let's bring these things to light, and blow our own horn. The Fayette Chamber of Com merce is not in a position financially to purchase these signs. And really, they shouldn't have to carry the entire load. The signs will be n benefit to rvcrvme in town. So we're going to start a little campaign. We'll place a t>ox in the display window of the leader office, and on it we'll place a thermometer in which the mercury will go up to $500. We'll also start the mercury to rise with a $10 check from the Leader. Each check or donation that comes in will be registered on the thermometer. And the names of all those who donate will be published weekly in the Leader, This is a project that every resident in the community can take part in, so let's start those donations rolling in. Let's see how fast that mecury will rise. We're not sure just how many signs $500 will buy -but at least it will be n start, and anything will help. Let's see how many residents are proud of their com munity. Creek Bottom Comments — By Reuben The People Pay What idea, what philosophy, dominated the minds of the men who founded this country, and laid down the principles they meant it to abide by? Thomas Jefferson expressed a fundamental thought lierfectly when he said: "I am for a government that is rigorously frugal and simple, and not for one that multiplies offices to make partisans, that is, to get votes, and by every device increases the public debt under the guise of being a public benefit." Admittedly, there have been vast changes in the n ;::;r :P .::;::::::r :intt;'Hi!^ Do You Recall 20 - 30 - 40 Years Ago! IHHHffiHffitiamHRfflHffiBSHiS^ 20 Years Ago — was removed to safety. Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Parker ob- A«« served their 50th wedding ann- w 1 ea ™ "8° iversary. The election recently in Volga Deaths: Mrs. Michael Lynch, City carried and the town will Fayette. spend $40,000 for a new school All of the farm buildings burned building, on the farm tenanted by Fred Mc- Deaths - Mrs. Thomas Waste; Christian Nefzger. nation and the world since the great Jefferson's day. But this does not excuse the development of an attitude which makes the attraction of votes the paramount objective of great numbers of government officials who show small concern for the value of the dollar and who seek more and more monolithic and dictatorial power. The people put up every dollar that is returned to them by government through welfare state charity. And they pay not only in money but in the infinitely more important coin of lost liberty. riower Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Cooper of Maquoketa have raised some passion flowers in their yard. The unusual flower is a symbol of Christ's death on the cross. The 10 petals represent the 10 Apostles. The rays in the flower represent the crown of thorns, the five stamens the five wounds and the three styles the three nails. The tendrils represent the whips or bonds and the sharp leaves the spear. iiiiii-nniiniim-Ha Nutt, one mile southwest of Donnan. Iowa's quota of tires and tubes for September is 22 per cent less than it was in August, Harold Earle, who has been employed at the Iowa Builders Supply Co., Lumber year, has bought out J. G. Whiteford at the Standard Oil Station. —•— 30 Years Ago — Boy Scouting was organized in Fayette in 1916. This year is the first time any one has received the Eagle Badge. Guy Carter and Roger" Hubbell each received the honor. The Harry Bennette barn was destroyed by fire Miss Ethel Oldfather, of Volga, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Oldfather has been awarded a scholarship to Upper Iowa university for being the best all round student in high school during past four years." The Alfred Knutson garage at Wadena burned. Some old cars were burned but the new stock Tomato -A two-pound ten-ounce tomato was produced recently from the garden of the Jack Drafahl's of Montezuma. LOCALS Dr. and Mrs. Vera! McBride and /amily moved last week to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Corkery have received word from their son, Capt Lowell Corkery,that he was to be flown to Trlpojia, North Africa, for a .serious illness and would have surgery. He is stationed at Izmir, Turkey at the Air Force base.. Miss Rowwlt; Rob^soh; of Des Moines and Audubon end "in the son; lies ^ Robinson of 'V <0ver week •saw Labor day .w&frfnA gujsls of iii «nd Mrs.' BauL-iGflUrlar. qtarft* A CARLOAD OF New Furniture Is Due In THIS WEEK AT T HA YE R' S Direct From The Kansas City Market COME IN .. • LOOK AROUND GET 50 FREE GOLD BOND STAMPS But You MUSt Look At Our "DIRTY 2ND FLOOR' DISPLAY ROOM *4\ • AskToSe«O^Jpr#^ * And Get 50 FREE GoW Bond Stamps »• «' <, It is neither pleasant nor profitable to be a calamity howler, but somebody should point out the danger signs on the horizon. It has been well said that many nations of note lasted about 200 .sears, as they rose to, then declined from a position of world power. The rise has been from bondage to faith and spirit - to freedom and liberty to abundance and prosperity to selfishness - to lack of interest - to apathy -and back to some form of bondage. These United Suites of America are now past 170 years of age, and there are definite signs on the horizon that we have reached the point of apathy. Too many people don't want to take time from their go- kart, inotorboat, or TV and beer, to meditate the issues, or even go to the polls on a sunny and pleasant election day. In the meanwhile the Washington bureaucracy is growing progressively, already to the point to the taking more than one-third of the people's net income. One branch of the bureaucracy has now reached the degree of making "distinguished service awards" to it's more aggressive committeemen. We suggest you read "The Bounty Hunt ers" by AFBF President Shuman, in September "Nation's Agriculture.". e-b-c With the little college city having been sold (and how) by the representatives of that certain brand of trade stamps, it's not irrelevant to mention that these years of the early 19C0's will likely be known as the "Era of the Gimmick". The gimmick may be identified in its many forms as "something". Few products and fewer businesses have been both willing and able to avoid some form of the gimmick. There as stamp plans, coupons, point programs, and so on, and ect. The near supreme ultimate of the gimmick was reached when the trade stamp people "sold" some of the cooperatives. How ridiculous can people get? Patron-owner members of a coop, giving themselves trade stamps, to get "something for nothing". Oh brother. ' e-b-e Adam likely had his problems, but he didn't have to listen to Eve tell about those more prosperous other men she could have married. LOCALS THY LEADER WANT ADS CHORE BOY SERVICE CENTER Parts and Service For AH Makes Of Milkers MILKING SERVICE AND SUPPLY Pa yotta, Inwa Mr. and Mrs. 'Lyle Robb have purchased the George Metcalf residence. —• — Mr. and Mrs. James Shaffer and family are moving to Cedar Rapids soon where he will be employed by the Collins Radio Incorporation. ; —•— Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Bonjour and famrty have returned from a three weeks vacation trip through the south west. —• — Mr. and Mrs. Don Brattebo and family, of Des Moines spent the Ixibor Day week-end in the parental Max Shaffer home. —•— Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sorge were Sunday afternoon visitors in the Herbert Leyh home at Sumner. —•— The Paul Pickett family returned last week from a trip to the World's Fair and other interesting places enroute. — ••— Jean Ann Cowles returned home Saturday from a two weeks visit with her sister, Mrs. David Olson and family in Stevens Point, Wis., and other relatives there. m Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Anfinson and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bishop returned last week from a trip through the Black Hills and the Bad Lands. Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Seedorf stayed at the Anifinson home during their absence. Since then the Seedorfs have moved to Cedar Rapids where she will be employed as second grade teacher in the Tyler school. —•— Kathy Shaffer has returned home from Minneapolis, Minn., where she has had employment this summer and will enroll at U. I. U. as a Junior. —•— Kent Ray and Kim Kay Van- Bogart, twins of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Van Bogart, celebrated their 5th birthday Sunday, Sept. 2. —• — Supper guests Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Park Cowles were Mr. and Mrs. Ted Askelsen and family, Nora Askelsen, Mrs. Bertha Gress, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Chensvold and family and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cowles and family, al of West Union and Mrs. Hazel Rasmussen, of Fayette. —•— Mrs. Rolande Gray returned home Saturday from the West Union hospital where she had been receiving medical care a few days. Mrs. John Solomon was a medical patient at the West Union hospital the past week. —•— Mr. and Mrs. Donald Van Sickle came home last week after a two weeks western trip in wtiich they visited relatives and also attended a World's Fair. — m — Mr. and Mrs. Will Jr. Leverington and family have just returned from a weeks vacation in Kansas, visiting relatives and friends. —• — Kelly Mullins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mullins of Cedar Rapids visited her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Protaz in Oelwein and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mullins of Fayette, last week. —•— Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Cole and daughter of Mankato, Minn., were week-end visitors in the home of his mother, Mrs. L. L. Cole. — m — Last Saturday, Aug. 25, Mrs. Mary Clyde and her sister, Jean Barrett, spent a few hours with their niece, Madge Benton, on their way from the Seattle Fair to their home in Syracuse, New York. —•— The Grace Lutheran Alter Guild met Thursday, Aug. 23, with Mr. Ott, florist, in Fayette. Guest speaker spoke and demonstrated "Flower Arranging" for Altar and other occasions. Members and a guest, Mrs. Mildred Miner were present. —m— Several neighbors and other friends gathered at the home of the Misses Amy Leigh and Mar garet Paine Sunday afternoon and evening to celebrate Amy Leigh's birthday. Refreshments served were a collection of unusual "Odd ments" of foreign as well as Amcican Oregon sent by her niece, Mrs. E. H. Anderson, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and a beautiful birthday cake, baked and decorated by Barbara Boulton. —•— On Friday evening, Aug. 24, a miscellaneous shower was held at the Methodist Broadroom of the church honoring Rosetta Mae Patton, bride to be of Albert Mar tin HI. Mrs. Ken Butters and Zoe Anna Martin were hostesses assisted by Mrs. John Hofmeyer, Mrs. Earl Aanes and Mrs. Harold Johnson. —m— Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kiel and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Kiel drove to Wisconsin Lake Sunday to visit friends and stopped at the hospital in Dodgeville, Wis., to call on a 99 year old uncle of the Kiels. —•— Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vierow and family, of Waverly returned Mrs. Hazel Rasmussen to her home here Friday evening after she had visited in their home two weeks. While there the Vierows and she were overnight guests in the S. W. Tobias home in Des Moines. Comments from our customers Bill Dilley uses natural gas for heating and hot water. Bill says "there . ,f> is a considerable drop in costs of operation in spite of a severe winter.^ ffi No need to call for fuel as its always there'