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Mt Pleasant News, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1947, Mt Pleasant, Iowa Tuesday 86 minimum night 50 lit 1 p m Wednesday 64 THE MT PLEASANT NEWS Weather for nil Pleasant vicinity by Fair ind cool tonight and Thursday ing showers Thursday night low tonight about 45 highs Thursday 70 to 75 VOL 69 No 137 MT PLEASANT IOWA WEDNESDAY EVENING JUNE 11 By Carrier per week Bv Mail ncr vear Winds and Hail Hit Muscatine Disrupts Telephone Service Cuts Electricity By Town still felt tlic rough blows of uncertain weather today as several towns surveyed wind and hail damage accompanying un- seasonably cool temperatures Winds and hail hit late yesterday disrupting telephone service and cutting off electricity to some parts of the city Three of the five city electrical circuits were temporarily put out of order A radio station went off the nil when a tree fell across the mair power cable One end of a brick barn at the Luthern Home was blown down Lightning struck the Miller Warehouse where furniture was stored Because the storm had cut telephone com- the fire department was unable to arrive at the warehouse m time lo save much of the furniture dust storm driven by high winds converged on the Charles City area blackening the sky and laying a load of fine silt In Clinton and Jones counties In eastern Iowa dust was re- ported to have reduced visibility for awhile to 100 feel making auto traffic hazardous Meanwhile the river stage at Ot- tumwa went down to 14 feet more than six feel beluw Saturday's record breaking crest The weather bureau at DCS said the river will continue falling until further rains occur The river anan will IK within its banks today at Tracy and tomorrow at Ottumwa work at where for drinking purposes is being brought in from neighboring towns and residents are being asked to ration their 1130 electricity of Eagle Grove Eagle Sunday June 1st Mrs Pete and son John entertained relatives in honor of Mr birthday June 2 Dinner was served cafeteria style at the noon hour A birthday cake was the Mr Hinkle received nice gifts Those present Mr and Mrs Glen and family Mr and Mrs Russell Guinn and family and Mr and Mrs Robert L Hinkle Several gathered at the Green Negro Saved From Mob By Plea of Mayor Hurtsboro Harris 18 a egro who at noon today was standing neck under a tree in front of a home where he had been found with a screaming while woman was alive and unharmed In the state prison at gomery His escape front lynching was re- due lo of Mayor Hugh Vann and other white men Sheriff Ralph Mathews of Russell county said Mayor Vann and the three volunteer pushed way thru a white mob surrounding Harris and took the rope from the Negro's neck Appeals to Mob They then placed Harris In an automobile while the mayor addressed the mob made up for the most parl of neighbors of while woman who had been by Harris in her home The mayor appealed to them to let the law take its course and in getting them calmed down to a point where he was able to enter the automobile with Harris and drive away Mayor Vann halted briefly at the Hurtsboro police stalion where he made arrangements for an officer to notify Sheriff Mathews at City the county scat 30 miles southeast The mayor then started driving toward Phenix City and at Scale Ala 18 miles south met the sheriff and a of deputies Feared Raid on Jail The sheriff said he took Harris 16 henix City and lodged him in the county jail there but decided after hearing details of the alleged at- tempted rape that the Negro might not be safe there He then took Harris to Montgomery where Harris was placed in a cell in Kilby prison The sheriff said Harris entered the j They'll Do It Every Time By Jimmy Hatlo BOUGHT HIS CAR HE HAP VISION MIRRORS COMPASS BETTER Pirn j A OF THEM MIRRORS ON THE WHEN OUT FROM A DOES HE EVER LOOK IN THEM? Gives Reason For Layoffs At Sheaffer Plant Here Layoffs affecting a number of em- ployees of the local W A Sheaffer Pen are now being made When questioned Frank McCowan General Manager of the Mount ant plant said Our plant here in Mount Pleasant Is the only Division of the Sheaffer Pen Company ducing the ball point type writing in- strument We started with one model we arc making a range of 8 models When we first started to manufacture we had no sales history to guide us In normal limes it is possible to manufacture at a high rate during a period when shipments are naturally lower because of the season which in effect is building up an inventory of finished merchandise which we know will be sold later in good selling Such in- are justified only on the basis of past sales experience II is only good business in starling Stern Note Demands An Investigation Washington D C stern United States note protesting seizure of thc Hungarian government by a faction and demanding a investigation of the coup was delivered today to the Soviet chairman of the allied control council In Budapest High officials in Washington dis- closed thai the note which has British approval was dispatched to Lieut General George Wccms United states representative on thc control council with orders to deliver il to the Soviet chairman General V P Sviridov At the same time John Hickerson I deputy director of the slate office of European affairs de- clared communist plot in Hungary came as no surprise lo Slales Hickerson testified before a senate head however that DR THOREK AWARD MADE TO DORIS THOMAS The Dr Max Thorek award to tin outstanding chemistry student each year at Wesleyan went this year to Miss Doris Thomas Dr noted physician and surgeon an- the annual at the time of his address at Iowa Wesleyan a few years ago 17 INJURED IN EXPLOSION Philadelphia teen men were Injured today in an while woman j explosion aboard ton shortly before noon today The woman craft carrier Valley Forge in thc who was alone in the house screamed Philadelphia naval base Rufus her next door neighbor heard the screams A steam flange burst apart in a fire tho room with live steam Mound church Decoration day and a rushed to her assistance Five civilian workers and 12 ship nice program was enjoyed Mr and Mrs Wm of the woman's home and found Harris with an arm around the woman's neck A crowd collected quickly in the woman's front yard as said he opened the door were The carrier was company Sunday Mr and Mrs Harry Messer and family and Mr and Mrs Harlan Messer and family Daily vacation Bible school opened Monday at White Oak in and grappled with the in- Zella truder Several men came to in base for refitting Mrs Solomon Walters Mrs Scarff Miss Alia Scarff and Marilyn OES CLUB LUNCHEON AT McMILLAN PARK The members of the Eastern Star club enjoyed a cooperative luncheon Miss man's help and Harris was carried of the house A call WHS made for village police officers but the crowd in front of the home increased rapidly sheriff said and some one- produced a rope before police reached scene Mayor Vann drove up in an automobile to R noose around at McMillan park Tuesday noon leaders n thc mob neighborhood trees looking for regular business meeting was held after which tablecloths were hemmed an adequate branch The sheriff said woman was not LOCAL HAPPENINGS Miss Grace Roberts is again at her home on East Henry street re- turned recently after spending winter visiting friends in California On her return trip friends in Oregon she visited with He said Harris admitted after Colo is spending from his rescue thai he had raped a woman Sunday until Thursday as the guest of her friend Miss Myrtle Robertson year ago BASKET SUPPER AT ARTHUR PETERSON The sixth wedding anniversary Mr and Mrs White and 44th birthday of Arthur Peterson Appointed 10 were celebrated at the Arthur DCS Moines lawa cd son Home Tuesday evening A de- D Blue today appointed Mrs j licious supper was served and King R Palmer of Des Moines wife the evening was spent socially jof the former member of the Those present were Mr and Mrs board of social welfare as a member While and sons Larry and the blind commission Mr and Mrs Arthur Fern Adams who is enrolled as a summer school student at Iowa leyan college is rooming at the home of her sister Mrs Pearl Cochran on East Madison street Mrs Adams has been teaching Flower school in Washington county for the past five years Miss Rosalie Roussin of Grand OELWEIN RAILROAD FIREMAN HAS PHONE TALK MOLOTOV Oelwein Iowa E dcr Chicago railroad fireman today had a telephone to prove that lie could talk long distance with Saviel foreign minister V M Molotov in Russia Schroeder placed a telephone call to Molotov in last Sunday The call The fireman discussed railroad with the minister and led with 2 or 3 secretaries Molotov asked me first whether I wanted lo talk about Politics and world said I was afraid he would hang up so we talked about railroads said he talked with tcv for about three minutes and then about lour minutes the taries They all to know where Iowa was and how far it was from he said Everyone ed very friendly and happy lo talk Schrceder said he and Molotov ed in English and lhat although the Russian was -heavy he could understand him The fireman said he didn't think about telling anybody the tele- phone call and Mi's E M Nickle hotel clerk who listened In on part son and Mrs Mr and Mrs David Fetter Mr and Mrs Clarence Peterson and Bluff Ark are guests of Mr LOCAL HAPPENINGS Mr and Mrs John Campbell at the Cochran home on East Madison street Miss Roussin a 47 graduate of nt Grand Junction her English instructor err nnd Mr Herr to i man where attended thc wedding of their niece Jeanne Wa- gainon former Wesleyan June B During the war the I Misses Roussin and Robertson were Charlotte Leroy and Trudy D U MAKE CONVENTION PLANS The regular meeting of Belle Tent No 34 Daughters of Union Veterans was held at the court and Mrs Kendig Rogers sergeants in the W A t3 Signal Corps when were stationed al Ft Myer Virginia Sunday they were dinner guests at thc Bernard W Halm those from MU Pleasant who home in Keola and visited briefly al the New London flower Meeker E Hess and Ray H Ro- were Mrs O L Job Mrs homes of Ola Jericho Mrs Florence son and Mrs Manning Clinc house Tuesday evening with a w attendance In the absence of president the senior vice-president Mis May Thomas Was in charge of the meeting Reports of various com- were given and were very satisfactory Plans for attendance at thc a A R Encampment to be held In Des next week were completed A number plan attend Mrs May Thomas will go as representative delegate from Hio local Tent Mrs H E Woods of Birmingham Miss Irene Woods of Evansville Ind Monger of Mt Pleasant spent Thursday and Friday at the Merlon home Other guests Friday were Mr and Mrs Guy Deal of and Mr and Mrs James Monger of Mt Pleasant MEMORIAL NOTES Rollie was admitted day Mr mid Mrs Kenneth shire of New London arc the parents of daughter born Tuesday Mr and Mrs Harold Mills of nellson are the parents of a daughter Mrs I returned Wednesday Mr and Mrs A C dny morning from visits with arc parents of a son daughter Mrs Raymond and i born Wednesday pa In Ottumwa her son and Wednesday were Stuart Frank at Thayor her granddaughter of Alice Savage of Salem nnd her niece who resides all Sandra of and Newton Mrs Bell family of Ad- Thc mooting will be a social forced to leave their home In Wednesday were Mrs at the home of Mis Gladys because of flood waters They will Jackman of New London and Charles Hills on Juno Mrs In Ml Pleasant Wednesday Elmer Malhews will be Mills Mora to spend a few al Mrs were dismissed of the tory conversation disclosed the Judson Sceley arrived ning to spend the summer at the of his parents Air and Mrs B Seeley from Culver Ind where he is a at Culver Military doctorate at emy tills summer Thomas H Coughlin Dies In Indiana Was Local Resident ted with Indiana Newspaper out with a new product to acquire the I necessary sales experience at- tempting such a manufacturing was no action this gram Now lhat we have eight Hems could take lo block the rise in Hungary Portland H 55 a native of Mt Pleasant died here suddenly Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack Coughlin had for a number of years buen with Portland newspapers the and the Sun A Mi's Jane vives well as five sisters nnd two brothers among them being Mrs Ray Linderson of Lockridge Iowa and in the Mount Pleasant line we feel it is lo manufacture according to the merchants and the public make their choice ol models We j t realize that this year it may put a penally on volume for the simple j reason we may enter the gift v period later this year with In- sufficient stocks to fill all orders But we feel also thai because we lack sales history on this product il is only I way lo build a sound and business for Mount Pleasant com- munity All of the employees who have a satisfactory work record with us who may OF EDUCATION Baker Appointed Des la D Linn stale secretary of agriculture today announced the appointment or the nine member Iowa Dairy Industry commission for the Iwo year period July 1st New appointments included William J Baker of Mt Pleasant tainly be the first to be as JQ DETERMINE SALARY soon ns conditions warrant In thc future with nil adequate Mrs Ray Myers formerly of Mt sales history to guide us it will be our Pleasant objective lo avoid peaks and valleys in employment Right al the moment office today ruled that county OF SUPERINTENDENT Des Moines la The attorney Services will held nl the lic church in Portland on Friday morning willi burial in the Indiana cily Coughlin will ibc well bered in Ml: Pleasant as he graduated from the Ml about 1910 Pleasant high school CHESTER A MORGAN HEADS DEPARTMENT Chester Morgan former high school principal been named head of the departments of Economics and Business we must find out what the trade and boards education had uncontrolled the public want In the various models discretion in fixing the salary of the we are producing so that we will superintendent of schools be placed in the position of asking I In nn bv to lake substitute models Jonn Fremont county the office held that the recent stale in passing salary iiil for county superintendent of schools had vested power of determining a compensation with the county boards iof education Previously the A gentle little fox terrier dog has hnd by tne placed by the Humane society in boards of supervisors n home where there arc no land he is most for he is used children KtA Mt in his former home his best friend REMAIN IN TOWN has the tight ycar old daughter who FOX TERRIER LIKES CHILDREN NEEDS HOME was compelled to give up her pet Outside workers of the Southeastern when her parents moved into an Iowa Rural re- tration at Simpson where where dogs were not mained in Mt Pleasant back of the taught the These A new home is fought for this REA office building on North Main have about 125 students deserving dog where there is a child mg in one branch or other a pet bej rather Uie first to Call 200 for following order of dismissal of Morgan will continue work on his the University of IOWA ther Planning For Soap Box Derby nnd home Mt Pleasant boys have en thc Sonp Hox Derby to be held here and arc making plans for the building of their They are silting Frank Strung left and Darrell Mills Orlan Howard Tom Movers an d SEBERG BABY TAKEN BY DEATH Wilbur Grignon by board of di- j rectors tjf the co-op after a session of j the board Tuesday evening The REA co-op had recently been notified that the men hnd designated a union as the representative A union Michael months representative was reported to be in old baby son of Mr and Mrs Carl Ml Pleasant Wednesday Seberg of two miles west of I burg died at home just before noon HICKORY GROVE S S Wednesday CLASS OF 1877 PICTURED Besides the parents a Steven two years old survives also thc grandparents Mr and Mrs Roy of and Mr and Mrs John Davis of funeral services will be held at thc Crane Funeral home Thursday afternoon at four o'clock Burial will be at cemetery Many persons will men of thc Hickory Grove Sunday school class of 1877 as pictured on page 5 In this issue Four of the group are still living The history of the church is given also DR RISTINE SPEAKS AT WASHINGTON ROTARY Dr L P Ristine superintendent of the state was in Washington Monday to give an address to the Ro- tary club Dr Ristine spoke on thc ments thai are be made In Iowa Institutions lie said that money had been made available and that the would be made as soon medical personnel and material are available J Ho said thai better care for the nnd more room has long ten needed but until the slon of the legislature which pi In led for Iowa lions funds had not been available TODAY'S MARKETS Chicago 111 in- eluding direct bulk choice 170 to Ibs I top choice ted steers heifers including direct choice fed dipped choice native spring lambs choice slaughter owes for Cattle Hogs 7.000 Sheep LOCAL No 1 No 2 Heavy Leghorn
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