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Independence Bulletin Journal (Newspaper) - September 7, 1962, Independence, Iowa Sfj ourna HV .it ulletm- County VOLUME 97 NUMBER 36 INDEPENDENCE, IOWA FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 1962 TWO SECTIONS SEC. A Polio Vaccine to Be Given in County An estimated doses of Sabin oral vaccine will be given to Buchanan county res- idents next week. For only 25 cents, a person will be able to effectively and safely obtain Immunity against polio with a sip of the pleas- ant-tasting vaccine, according to sponsors of the v accine pro- gram. Sponsoring the program are the Buchanan county Medical society, the People's hospital and the hospital auxiliary. The vaccine will be avail- able at all schools in the county and at a mobile home which will be parked on spec- ified dates on the main street of each community in the coun- ty. Robert Garrison, hospital administrator, said follow-up programs later will make available second and third do- ses of the vaccine for resi- dents to complete their im- munity. The vaccine will be given at Fluoridation Vote Monday A proposal to add fluoride to drinking water in Indepen- dence to prevent tooth decay will be submitted to a straw vote of local residents on Mon- day, Sept. 10. The polls will be set up by the Independence Jaycees in the rear of the Farmers State Savings bank. Voting by inter- ested residents will be from 9 to 5 p.m. The Jaycees will turn over the results of the voting to the city council which had re- quested a referendum on the proposition to fluoridate city water as a preventive meas- ure to reduce tooth decay, particularly in children. The Junior Chamber of Commerce this week urged residents to cast a ballot in the straw vote at the bank on Monday. Results of the voting will determine the future ac- tion of the city council on fluoridatlon of city water. The fluorldation vote is be- ing tied in with the polio vac- cine program being conducted in Buchanan county. The polio vaccine will be given at 25 cents a dose at a mobile home to be parked near the bank. Residents are being urged to both obtain their vaccine and vote on the fluoridation issue. the mobile home between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. Following is the schedule by dates for distri- bution of the vaccine in county cities and towns: Monday, Sept. 10 Indepen- dence. Tuesday, Sept 11 Jesup. Wednesday, Sept. 12 Ha- zleton. Thursday, Sept. 13 Fair- bank. Friday, Sept. 14-Winthrop. Monday, Sept. 17 Lament. Tuesday, Sept. 18 Stanley and Aurora. Wednesday, Sept. 19 Quas- queton. Thursday, Sept. 20 Row- ley. Friday, Sept. 21 Br andon. Ridiculous Days Sef The stage was set and the players ready for the fifth School Elections in County on Monday NURSES HELD A TUG-OF-WAR for the benefit of patients who were spectators at a field day at the Mental Health in- stitute Wednesday. Patients participated in a number of field events, such as three-legged races. These two groups of iurses held are patients Of nurses. a tug-of-war, and then a group of children who at the institute won a tug-of-war with a group Friday and Saturday this week. The two fun-filled days will begin Friday at 8 a.m., when stores will open with ridicu- lous bargains. Stores will be open as usual Friday evening, and a used car auction sponsored by Indepen- dence car dealers will beheld on Main street at 8 p.m. Fri- day. Saturday will be the big day, however. Merchants will gather at the Hotel Pinicon In zany costumes at 7 a.m., and after breakfast will parade to their stores to open for busi- ness at 8 a.m. The Jaycee-sponsored par- ade at 10 a.m. will feature prizes for floats, bicycles, doll buggies, go-carts and pets. The parade will begin at the Jefferson high school and will be led by the high school band. Children are especially in- vited to participate in the par- ade, and anyone interested in entering floats or other units should phone 4-3719 in Inde- pendence during daytime hours prior to Saturday. At noon Saturday, the fam- ous hot dog lunch of the Cham- ber of Commerce will be held on Main street. The lunch will be served by St. John's Guild. The Jaycees will have their dunking tank on Main street both days and will have "car smash" concession Sat- urday. NFO Check Poinfs in New Zealand County Acfion Mr. and Mrs. Paul Matte- son arrived in Aurora Monday evening from New Zealandfor a visit in the home of his mother, Mrs. Marie Matteson and other relatives. They left Auckland, New Zealand, August 1, aboard the R.M.S. Remuera, a ship on its maiden voyage from New Zea- land to England. Stops were made at Tahiti, Panama and Kingston, Ja- maica. They disembarked at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. August 23, where they purchased a car and drove to Iowa, visiting places of interest enroute. Mr. and Mrs. Matteson plan to make their home in Iowa where Mr. Matteson hopes to teach. Paul has been in New Zea- land the past two and one-half years and for the past two years they have both taught in the Papakura high school in New Zealand. He and the former Freda Ann Doherty were married at Auckland on May 12, 1962. Open house will be held at the Aurora Legion hall Sun- day evening, Sept. 9 for Mr. and Mrs. Matteson. No invi- tations will be issued. Friends have been invited and may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Holding action on hogs, cat- tle, sheep and grain went into its first full week Tuesday, Sept. 4 as the sponsors of the action, the National Farmers Organization, commented that products from midwest farms to the processor have defin- itely slowed down. Here in Buchanan county a number of check points were established by N.F.O. mem- bers to count the number of trucks headed for market. Four check-points were es- tablished in Buchanan county by the N.F.O. These were at the intersection of highways 190 and 150 near Fair bank; at a point midway between Inde- pendence and Jesup on highway 20; on highway 150 west of Rowley, and at the intersection of highways 20 and 187 east of Winthrop. Art Van Vooren, county N.F.O. president, said move- ment of livestock to markets has been far below expecta- tions. He said he was pleased to see so much cooperation from farmers in the holding action. The holding action was Aufumn Low of 36 Autumn weather descended on Buchanan county and all of Iowa this week as youngsters headed back to school after the long summer vacation. A low of 38 degrees was recorded in the Independence area early Wednesday morning, Sept. 5 at the Mental Health institute weather station. The low Thursday morning at the Iowa Public Service Co. station was a cool 36 degrees. A rain on Tuesday added .27 of an inch of precipitation to the Buchanan county soiL Hea- vy rains north of Buchanan county last week sent the Wap- sipinicon river up Wednesday and Thursday of this week. High temperature for the week was 82 degrees on both Monday, Labor day, and on Tuesday. Following are the official weather figures as recorded at the Mental Health institute JAYCEES WORKED on Labor Day at the new park which they have cleared at the east edge independence. Here the Jaycees, aided by Mayor Clyde Marshall, center foreground, are in "dependence: shown preparing a foundation for rest room facilities at the park. The rest room building Date High Low will be of concrete block construction. Jaycee president Jim Hayward is at right in the 3 82 55 photo. Others from the left are Phil Shattuck. Vernle Kirkendall, Keith Pearson, Bob Ohl 4 82 51 Vic Rathje and Jim Mulder (back to Sept. 5 68 38 Rain .27 agreed upon by an estimated N.F.O. members who met in Des Moines on August 28 and voted unanimously to go into an "all-out withholding action on livestock and grain beginning at midnight on Aug- ust 31. Attending the N.F.O. meet- ing in Des Moines were 85 county farmers and N.F.O. members. They heard talks by Vince Rosslter, president of the independent bankers association, and Oren Lee Sta- ley, nationalN.F.O. president. Mr. Rossiter said that farm- ers have had a decline and are ur- gently in need of 30 per cent more income than they are now receiving. Plan School Meetings at Three Towns Three public meetings have been planned for residents of the East Buchanan Community school district. The meetings will be held to help inform residents on the proposed school building plans which will be voted on by residents in the district at a special school election on Thursday, Sept. 20. The East Buchanan Com- munity school district board of directors has approved plans for a central high school for the area which would be erec- ted at Winthrop at an estima- ted cost of The school building would include the following: Six general pur- pose classrooms, a home eco- nomics room, two business education rooms, two science rooms, a library-study hall, vocal and instrumental music rooms, offices, industrial arts classroom and a gymnasium and dressing rooms. The first meeting will be held at the North building in Aurora on Friday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. The next meeting will oe in the Central building at Winthrop on Monday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. The third of the pub- lic meetings will be at South building, which is atQuasque- ton, on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. Residents who are unable to attend the meeting closest to them are invited to attend one of the other meetings. District Lions Head Visits Mark Buchheit, West Un- ion, Lions club district gov- ernor, was a guest Tuesday evening of the Independence Lions club at a dinner meet- ing held in the Hotel Pinicon. Mr. Buchheit and a former district governor of Lions, Les Thiel, were here to meet the club and the board of directors to plan a district Lions conference to be held here in October. After the regular meeting the two men discussed the district con- ference program to be held in Independence on Oct. 14 for an estimated 300 Lions club members and their wives from northeast Iowa. Speaker at the meeting was J. J. Jorgensen, county sup- erintendent of schools, who discussed proposed changes in the state's intermediate school system. Mr. Jorgen- sen said a study group is pro- posing changes which would affect the present county school system. The study group has proposed are a tech- nical vocational schools. He said a bill is being writ- ten for action by the next legislature which would elim- inate the present county school system, the county boards of education and the county sup- erintendent's office. Mr. Jor- gensen also showed slides prepared by the state County Superintendent's association. School board elections will be held throughout Buchanan county Monday. There will be contests for board vacancies in several of the school dis- tricts. In Independence, voters will not only elect a board mem- ber but will also vote to de- cide whether the school dis- trict should buy an office building for use as a central school administration build- ing. Carl Kruempel will be un- opposed in his bid for re- election to the Independence school board. Mr. Kruempel, past president of the board and manager of the Buchanan county Rural Electric cooper- ative, is seeking a new three- year term. Polls will be open at the Jefferson school from noon until 7 p.m. Monday. Proposed for purchase by the school district is the of- fice building owned by Mrs. Margaret Shellito which is currently occupied by the of- fices of Dr. N. L. Hersey and Dr. J. F. Loeck. The school district has been given the opportunity to buy the building at a price not to exceed The building could house of- fices of the superintendent of schools, secretary of the school district, elementary school coordinator, head cus- todian and school nurse. In addition there would be space for a school board room and storage, and a library for faculty members. By purchasing the building, the school district could pro- vide additional classroom space at the Jefferson school and space for a new elemen- tary library for all grade schools at the West Elemen- tary school. School officials said the cost of the building is about what one furnished classroom costs at today's construction prices. Rowley There will be a five-man race for two school board vacancies in the Rowley Con- solidated school district. The incumbent member seeking re-election to the board is Tony Thedens. Ralph Kautz has announced that he is not a candidate for re-election. Other candidates are Joe Mazur, Jim Grover, David Solberg and Vic Clark. Un- opposed as candidate for re- election as school district treasurer is D. H. Dingsley. Superintendent O.S. Myers said that the Rowley school- house will be the polling site for all voters in the district. Voting will be held from noon until 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10. Brandon A new slate of candidates has filed nomination papers for election tc the Brandon school board. The four candi- dates seeking election for two positions for three-year terms are John McCardle, Donald Bistline, Donald Mit- chell and Mrs. Arlene Bauer. Keith Stumma, retiring board president, and Earl Bearbower are not seeking re- election. Frances Williams is seeking re-election as school treasurer. The polls at the Brandon schoolhouse will be open from noon until 7 p.m. East Buchanan Four candidates have filed nomination papers for the po- sition on the school board of the East Buchanan Community school. Candidates seeking to be a director representing the South director district are Raymond Blank and Vincent Sauer. Nomination papers have been filed by Vernon Hoffman and Howard Mosher for the position of director-at-large. L. D. Walter, incumbent director of the South area, is not seeking re-election. Clyde Coffman, who has served as director-at-large since his appointment last fall to fill a vacancy, is not seeking re- election. Daniel Hoefer, incumbent, is seeking election to the post treasurer tor a two-yeir- term. Russell Stern, superin- tendent, announced that the polls will be open from noon until 7 p.m. at the school- houses at Winthrop, Quasque- ton and Aurora. Hazleton C. A. Kjar and Mrs. Virgil Smith, incumbents, have filed nomination papers seeking re- election to the Hazleton school board. The polls located at the town hall in Hazleton will be open from noon until 7 p.m. Jesup There will be no contest in the Jesup Community school board election. Roy Wellman, District 4, seeks re-election to the board and Lyman Crow- ell is seeking re-election as director-at-large. Polls will be in the board room at the schoolhouse and will be open from noon until 7 ac- cording to Superintendent Burton North. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Hey Dire- There's a Carnival of Bargains and Fun for All at SPECIAL GUESTS attending the regular monthly meeting of the Independence Lions club Tuesday evening are pictured here. At left is Mark Buchheit of West Union, Lions club district governor; Jack McGrane, Independence Lions club president and Les Thiel, a former district governor. DAYS SAT .NEWSPAPERS
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