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   Mt Pleasant News, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1947, Mt Pleasant, Iowa                               ewUyf temperatures: maxli 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 morn- 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 tornadlc wind and hail damage accompanying .un- seasonably cool temperatures. Winds and hail hit Muscaline 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- munications, 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 Moincs 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. Rehabililallon work at Ollumwa where walcr for drinking purposes sltll 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 Hinklo and son, John, entertained relatives in honor of Mr. -Hlnkle's birthday, June 2. Dinner was served cafeteria style at the noon hour. A birthday cake was the center-piece. Mr. Hinkle received nice gifts. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Glen Oraber 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 his- neck under a tree in front of a home where he had been found with a screaming while woman, was alive and unharmed lonight In the state prison at Mont- gomery. His escape front lynching was re- portedly due lo Ihe delermined aclion of Mayor Hugh Vann and Ihrec other white men. Sheriff Ralph Mathews of Russell county, said Mayor Vann and the three volunteer assislanls pushed Iheir 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 Ihe while woman who had been altacked by Harris in her home. The mayor appealed to them to let the law take its course and suc- ceeded 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 Phcnlx 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 iquad 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 EJHENVERMIN BOUGHT HIS CAR HE HAP REAR- VISION MIRRORS POINT5OF1HE COMPASS BETTER Pirn j A COUaE OF THEM MIRRORS ON THE IflUT WHEN PULLIN6 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 Pleas- ant plant, said "Our plant here in Mount Pleasant Is the only Division of the Sheaffer Pen Company pro- 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- ventories 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 pro-communist faction and demanding a three-power 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 aepart- mcnt office of European affairs, de- clared Ihe communist plot in Hungary came as "no surprise" lo Ihe Uniled 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 Icwa Wesleyan went this year to Miss Doris Thomas. Dr. Tho- rck, noted physician and surgeon, an- nounced the annual a.ward at the time of his address at Iowa Wesleyan a few years ago. 17 INJURED IN EXPLOSION ON-SHtf- Philadelphia, Pcnn. teen men were Injured today in an nged while woman j explosion aboard Ihe ton air- shortly before noon today. The woman, craft carrier, Valley Forge, in thc who was alone in the house, screamed. Philadelphia naval base. Rufus Slreetman her next door neighbor, heard the screams   rnirri iTinit may' BOARDj OF EDUCATION Baker Appointed Des MoIiiGS, la. D. Linn, stale secretary of agriculture, today announced the appointment or the nine member Iowa Dairy Industry commission for the Iwo year period slarting July 1st. New appointments included William J. Baker, of Mt. Pleasant. tainly be the first to be rchlrcd 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 -be held nl the Catho- lic church in Portland on Friday morning a-t nine-thirty willi burial in the Indiana cily. Coughlin will ibc well 'remem- bered in Ml: Pleasant as he graduated from the Ml. about 1910. Pleasant high school CHESTER A. MORGAN HEADS DEPARTMENT Chester Morgan, former Plcasanl high school principal, been named head of the departments. of Economics and Business Adminis-'v 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 rcflucst' bv Bt- dealcrs to lake substitute models." !torncy Jonn Rcdd Fremont county the office held that the recent stale legislalure. in passing Ihe salary iiil for county superintendent of schools had vested Ihe power of determining a compensation with the county boards iof education. Previously the superin- A gentle little fox terrier dog has lcndcnt-s snlary hnd bCR11 flxcd by tne OJECII placed by the Humane society in countv boards of supervisors. n. home where there arc no ____________' land he is most xmhappy for he is WnPVFPS used -to children. .KtA WUKR.C.KS Mt. in his former home his best friend REMAIN IN TOWN has -was 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 Eleclric cooperalive re- tration at Simpson collcje where he'apa.rtment where dogs were not wcl- mained in Mt. Pleasant back of the taught the pasl These A new home is fought for this REA office building on North Main nunts have about 125 students, major- deserving dog where there is a child through_most mg in one branch or -Hie other. a pet. bej rather Uie first to offer? Call 200 for fur-1 following Ihe order of dismissal of Morgan will continue work on his the University of IOWA ther infcnnalion. Planning For Soap Box Derby nnd LclJin, Boroff.v llcwl's home. ncsduy. Mt. Pleasant boys have en tcrcd 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 Ervln, Howard Uowe, Tom Movers an d Garlh Ervln, SEBERG BABY TAKEN BY DEATH Wilbur Grignon by Ihe 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 LynrTsebcrK, months representative was reported to be in old baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ml. Pleasant, Wednesday. Seberg of two miles west of Swedes- 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 Scbcrg of Swedcsburg and Mr. and Mrs. John Davis of -Winficld. Privale funeral services will be held at thc Crane Funeral home Thursday afternoon at four o'clock. Burial will be at I'inley 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 hospiUil, was in Washington Monday to give an address to the Ro- tary club. Dr. Ristine spoke on thc improve- ments thai are -to be made In Iowa Institutions. lie said that, money had been made available and that the 1m- provrmcnUs would be made as soon n.s medical personnel and material are available. J Ho said thai better care for the pallenlN, nnd more room has long ten needed, but until the rccont slon of the legislature, which appro- pi In led for Iowa ln.slll.il-. lions, funds had not been available. TODAY'S MARKETS Chicago, 111. in- eluding direct; bulk choice 170 to Ibs., S2-I.2S-S2-I.75. I top S2B.15; choice ted steers, heifers, voalors Sheep--2.500 including direct; 'choice fed dipped choice native spring lambs, choice slaughter owes, EsllmalMl for Wedncsddny: Cattle Hogs 7.000; Sheep LOCAL MAHKKTS Sweol. No. 1 No, 2 Heavy Leghorn hons-Uo Hldw-7c   

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