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   Independence Bulletin Journal (Newspaper) - September 30, 1966, Independence, Iowa                                Hlatorioal Iowa City, Coop 800. Iowa 52S40 etm-Journa Serving the Ever-Growing Independence and Buchanan County Trade Area VOLUME 101 NUMBER 39 INDEPENDENCE, IOWA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1966 2 SECTIONS 24 PAGES Broader Summer Playground Program To Be Studied By City's Community Council 4-H COUNCIL CO-CHAIRMEN-Newly-elected 4-H council co-chairmen for Buchanan county are Nancy Tonn, Independence, and Kent Carrothers, Rowley. The council met Monday evening and discussed ptons for the 4-H leaders banquet which will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the First Methodist church in Inde- pendence. The council also discussed the coming year's activities of the council. National 4-H club week is now being observed._________________ Merchants ScheduleFa" 'Auction Dollar Days' retail committee, and is being staged by participating mer- chants to say "thank you" for your patronage. Many outstanding shopper's specials will also be offered during "Auction Dollar Days" with participating merchants to have an identifying sticker on their doors. Dies From Injuries In Auto Crash Funeral services for Raymond L. Strempke, 58, will be at p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the White Funeral chapel. The Rev. Charles Hart, MHI chaplain, will officiate and burial will be in Wilson ceme- tery. Mr. Strempke died Monday, Sept. 26, in Seattle, Wash, as a result of injuries received in a car ac- cident Sept. 22 near Seattle. He had made his home in Seattle the past 11 months and prior to that was an Independence resident. Both he and Mrs. Strempke were employed at the Mental Health institute. He was born Oct. 20, 1907 at Fairbank, the son of Gustave and Emma Kelm Strempke. He married Loretta Farmer June at Wa- terloo. He if survived by his wife; one son, Russell, Waterloo; four daugh- ters, Mrs. Marvin Fontana park near Hazleton, will Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Joseph (Betty) be the site this weekend for the Mon- Osvald, Jr., Independence; Mrs. tega district Camporee. John (Beverly) Wroten, Indepen- Boy Scout troops from Fayette and dence and Mrs. James (Sherry) Buchanan counties will check in on Marter, Seattle. Friday, Sept. 30 after 6 p.m. On Saturday the individual patrols of each troop will compete in Scout craft skills. The competition will continue throughout the day. The evening pro- gram will feature a campfire at which new members will be in- vested. Each troop will perform a skit to provide the entertainment for the evening. All Cub Scout packs inthedistrict All roads lead to Indepen- dence Saturday, Oct. 15, for a unique afternoon planned by a group of local merchants.. a big free auction and the "Caval- cade of Mystery." Participating merchants will be giving "auction dollars" to customers Sept. 30throughOct. 15 with an "auction dollar" to be given with each dollar spent on purchases. A limit of of "auction money" has been set on any one purchase to allow everyone an equal opportunity to accumulate enough "auction money" to bid on prizes. "Auction money" will be the only legal tender for the event. The "Cavalcade of Mystery" will star "The Amazing Mr. Bradbury" and his troupe of performers. His program of magic and illusion will include who escapes iroma tightly sealed box and is stabbed with gleaming daggers and swords. A ventriloquist, Walley McNutt, will be another enter- tainer. The program will start at 3 p.m. on Main St. according to Jerry Anderson, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Boy Scouf Camporee Af Fontana The weather Thursday morning took a turn for the worse, dismissing any doubts local residents may have that fall Is here. Skies which had been clear In the early-morning hours soon became gloomy looking when dark clouds moved in. Cold northerly winds had been blowing at a rather brisk pace all night Wednesday and in- creased In velocity Thursday morn- ing. Daytime temperatures during the past week have been on the cool but comfortable side and nights have been chilly. A shower Monday dropped .06 inches of rain on the county. The high temperature for the week was 70 degrees Wednesday and low was 40 degrees Monday. Although there has been no general frost to date, many of the county's trees are beginning to take on their fall colors and shed a few leaves. Following are the weather figures recorded this week at the Mental Health institute, official weather station for Buchanan county: Date High Low Prec. Sept. 26 59 40 .06 Sept. 27 65 42 Sept. 28 70 47 Members of the Independence Community council Monday night voted to set up a study committee to investigate the possibility of broadening the council's summer playground program. As suggested bv Bill Hoover, council president, the program would Include recreation for teen- agers in the areas of tennis, base- ball or softball and other activities. Also to be studied Is a return of weekly teen-age dances on summer weekends. After a committee Is appointed the study will be made and recom- mendations given later to the com- munity council. Monday night's meeting was the first of the 1966-67 year. Members also voted to request the city coun- cil to construct shelter areas In city parks. a project studied by the previous city council in 19C5. Thv summer playground program sponsored the community council attracted some 000 durini; the past season. Games and crafts In the program are mainly for children of grade school and junior high levels. Bill Farber, playground director, reported Mon- day night that interest by children continued high in I960 and that fl- naiiclalh the program about broke en. Other major projects of the com- munity council on which work will begin soon are the Christmas light- Ing contest ami the adult education program. Hoover requested all organiza- tions belonging to the council to send In the name of their 19GC-C7 rep- resentative as soon as possible on forms recently mailed' out and to In- clude the membership fee. Wright Murder Trial Set For October 24 October 24 has been set as the date for Robert Wright, 45, form- erly of near Quasqueton, to go on trial for murder in connection with the death of Lester Hoover on Jan. 18, 1958, at the George Wright farm near Quasqueton. Under an indictment dated more than eight years ago Wright was accused of shooting Hoover who wort to the George Wright lann of help in cutting wood. Hoover and Robert Wright were in the George Wright house alone and when Hoover came out he had apparently been shot. He was followed by Wright who allegedly fired a rifle through a car windshield at Hoover. Mrs. Hoover ran from the car with her grandchildren. Wright then allegedly fired several more bullets into Hoover who was found to have been shot four times. Wright was judged Incapable of aiding In his own defense In a dis- trict court trial here in April, 1958, and was sent to the men's reform- atorj at Anamosa to undergo treat- ment In the ward for the criminally Insane. Last month County Atty. Harlan Lemon was notified by reformatory officials that Wright "now possesses Ational and factual appreciation of his total situation and is considered to be mentally competent to stand trial." V.G.McSweeney and Kenneth Martinson are court appointed at- torneys for Wright. Board to Meet The Buchanan county Farm Bu- reau board of directors will meet at the REC building, Independence, on Monday, Oct. 3. The session will start at 8 p.m. START AIRPORT earth moving equipment of the Dale Upham Construction Co. of West Union Is pictured as grading of the Independence Municipal airport landing strip base got under- way Wednesday afternoon. The base for the hard surfaced strip Is exported to be completed this week and rock and a seal coat applied In the spring. Grading Started On Landing Strip Base Grading and preparing the base for a hard surfaced landing strip at the Independence Municipal airport site got underwa> Wednesda> after- noon as heavy equipment of the Dale Upham Construction Co. of West Union moved in. The city is paying approximately for the prellminarv work on the by 150 foot landing strip which is expected to be finished about Saturday. Some drainage work Is also being done by a cit> crew. Another expected to be raised by the airport advisory committee through public donations will be applied to rocking the runway and applying a seal coat next spring. The city council and airport advisory committee are working to- gether to get the delayed project moving without federal assistance which Is hoped for later. Some state aid is also anticipated. Also surviving are 12 grand- children, one brother, Royal of Jesup; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Goel- ler, Fairbank. He was preceded in death by his parents. Pallbearers will be Jack Bick- enbach, Dale Stone, Carl Roepke, Robert Archie Workman and George Johnson. __ County have been invited to bring their _ Weblos Scouts (boys between 10- I3X 11) to the Camporee to see Scout- Friday, Sept. 30, is the dead- ing in action. lira for paying county property tax- On Sunday after church services, es without penalty. Mrs. Evelyn the Scouts will again compete in Miller, county treasurer, reminded various events. taxpayers that after that date a pen- The camporee will close with pre- alty of three-fourths of one percent sentation of patches and ribbons, per month will be attached to all Co-chairmen for this Scouting unpaid taxes. event are Bob Link, Montega dis- Taxpayers may call at the trea- trict activities chairman, and Dr. surer's office in the Buchanan county R. S.Jaggard.Montegadistrictcom- courthouse or mail their checks in missioner. payment of taxes. Courthouse office The public has been Invited to stop hours are 8 a.m. to p.m. in anytime to visit the camporee Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. grounds and the Scouts. to 12 noon Saturday. f 100 FOR J. N. Harber (second from president of the Buchanan county Assoc- iation for Retarded Children, accepts a check for from two representatives of the Independence Jaycee Ettes donated to the Dr. John F. Loeck Special Education school Tuesday night. Mrs. Hoger Miller past Jaycee Ette president, and Mrs. Nelson Wehner present the check as John McDonald, association vice president, looks on. Mrs. Wehner and Mrs. Robert Tekippe were co-chairmen of a bene- fit card party held in May to raise funds for the school. Mrs. Harber and McDonald were installed as new officers of the association Tuesday night in a meeting at Dr. Loeck school.___________________ Still Checking Accident Here Two accidents were reported to the Independence police department this week. A mishap at a.m. Thursday still Is under investigation by po- lice officers. A parked car owned by James Scott, Independence, was struck by a truck owned by Edward Martin Miller. Identification of the driver of the truck was not defin- itely established as of Thursday morning. The Scott car had damage. Two cars received minor dam- age In an accident at p.m. Wednesday on 2nd Ave. NE at the entrance to the Fareway store park- Ing lot. According to the police report Mildred Mae Cameron, dence, was turning Into the parking lot when her car was struck by one driven by Daniel Robert Hart, 17, Independence. The Cameron car had damage to the left rear fender and door. The_ Hart car, owned by the Rev. Charles M. Hart, had damage to the right front fender, headlight and bumper. Nancy Lee Mug, 19, of Oelwein was charged with failure to have her car under control following a one- car accident at p.m. Monda> 11 miles south of Independence. According to the accident report Members fo Meef Ocf. 78 State Farm Bureau President To Speak at County Meeting (Continued on Page 2) J. Merrill Anderson, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federa- tion, will the featured speaker at the Buchanan county Farm Bureau annual meting to be held on Tuesday evening, Oct. 18, at the Gayla ball- room in Independence, according to Ronald Hood, county president. Anderson has served as presi- dent since 1963. Prior to this he had served five years as a state Farm Bureau director from District 5 in Central Iowa. He wai elected to the board of directors of the American Farm Bureau Federation In December, 1963, and as a representative of that board serves on the National Livestock and Meat board. A native of Stanton, he operates a 400 acre livestock and grain farm near Newton in Jasper county. A graduate of Iowa State university, he served as a 4-H club agent in Page count> and county extension director in Wayne and Wapellocoun- ties before entering the Air Force in World War II, serving in the Pa- cific Area. In 1947 he became agri- cultural representative for the Live- stock National Bank of Chicago. He has served as county Farm Bureau president, voting delegate, and as a member of the state F arm Bureau resolutions and livestock J. MERRILL ANDERSON committees. He also has been a member and chairman of the state extension advisory council and a member of the board of directors of the Iowa Sheep and Wool Grow- ers association. The meeting will begin withadin- ner at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at the Farm Bureau off Ice here and In the townships for per person. Also at the meeting there will be an election of county officers and adoption of the resolutions. Tour Of Sweden, Hurricane Part Of Summer Vacation SWEDBH FARM to the ferm home ofttoRaraUJoms- temily near Norra Ronun, Sweden, where an Independence High school student, Junes Melvin, spent the summer. The trip was part of the American FleM service program. It was quite a summer vacation for an Independence teen-ager.. .an ocean voyage, trips through three European countries, a tour of New York City. .and even a three- day battering by a hurricane. The summer to remember was the experience of James Melvin, 17- year-old Independence High school senior, who was an exchange student to Sweden under the American Field service program. Melvin left Waterloo by plane June 20 for New York City and then de- parted the next day on the ocean liner "Seven Seas" for his visit of more than three months that cen- tered in the home of his host tunlly, llr. and Mrs. Harald Jonsson, who live near Norra Rorum, Sweden on a small farm. The "Seven Seas" docked July 1 at Rotterdam, Holland and Mel- vin continued his journey by train to Norra Rorum where he was met by Mr. and Mrs. Jonsson and their children. .Sven, 19, and Ker- stln, 14. During the summer months Melvin worked with the family on their chicken and cattle (arm, helping brine to the hay and other chores. Language c lasses aboard ship during the Atlantic crossing helped take down this barrier. The summer also Included a two week camping trip with Sven plus several visits to Copenhagen and a tour of Denmark. A week stay In Stockholm with an evaluation of the trip concluded the visit and Melvin returned to Rotterdam by train. He departed again on the "Seven Seas" after encountering a hurricane for three days arrived at New York City Sept. 12. After touring the city Melvin returned to Indepen- dence. It was the first trip outside the United States for Melvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amel Melvin, 114 8th Ave. NE. An athlete and National Honor society student, he found very Inter- esting the school and home life of his Swedish "brother and sister." Sven attends a technical school at Halsinberger 30 miles from home and is Interested fishing, cars and carpentry. Kerstin playing the guitar, singing, the study of Engl Ish and photography. Both take an active interest In man- aging the family farm. of 'my worked in the fields during the said Mel- vin. "We were all together again in the evening and watched televis- ion or played cards. "Home life was not too different except that fa mil lei. in Sweden go out together more. .the entire family traveled a lot. .and they ____ ____ spend evenings together at home." AH EVENING AT typical The independence youth also found picture of the Harald Jonsson temtly, Swedish farmers. L-rareMr. the food to his liking. "It is gen- Jonsson, Sven James Melvin of Independence, Mrs. Jonsson, and (Continued on Page 2) Kerstin (MX fc tatUs W   

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