Read an issue on 17 Apr 1958 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Mount Pleasant News.
We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 17 Apr 1958 Mount Pleasant News in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.
Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - April 17, 1958, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it. Pleasant news cooler a Eft these Days by Georfe Sokot amp by diaries there was a time when great men knew that the j were great and they wrote books about themselves perhaps the most famous of these is Julius Caesars account of himself and his wars which every Schoolboy had to learn As part of his education before the saxophone and skin diving became cultural subjects. More recently great men hire press Agen us and ghost writers to do such jobs. As. For instance Wen it Quot ill Winkle hired Joe Barnes to to his Quot one world Book and for that matter the aforesaid Barnes aided general Eisenhower to do his a crusade in however Winston Churchill and Herbert Hoover continue to do their own unassisted by exports in spelling and punctuation. Hoover s Book on Woodrow Wilson shortly to appear contains considerable new data much of it i Junr from correspondence heretofore unavailable and from private diaries hidden away in the libraries of universities and in the Hoover institution on War revolution. And peace situated at Stanford University in California. Selected for girls state Quot or a a Bow 1 vol. So no. 91 it. Pleasant. Iowa Tiu is i Luen emm. April 17. 1958 Linda Lanferman. 16. Has been chosen the 1958 representative to Hawkeye girls state by the american legion auxiliary girls state committee composed of mrs. J. W Moxley. Chairman. Mrs w. K Rogers and mrs Robert Coghlan Linda is the daughter of or. And mrs. Marvin j Lanferman of Rome Slie is vice president of the girls recreational association president of the mph Junior class vice president of the student Council and also writes for the Maroon echoes school newspaper Linda has a straight a average Linda has one sister. Rita and Tun Brothers Randy and Mike she will be accompanied to girls state which will to in session from 15th through the 21st inclusive by mrs Moxley who again serve As a Counselor c of c requests that City pleased with e in ii i i a ll�?T1 results of enforce two hour parking do Patch Day by Carrier 36 per week by mall $7.50 per year Mumm a. 11,1, jim1,1 1the parking committee of the chamber of Commerce with Henry Hart i n k serving As spokesman read a Resolution to the City Council wednesday night in which the Board of directors of the chamber recommends that the two hour parking limit ordinance in the downtown Ai Ca be enforced the Resolution slated that there Are some provisions in the present ordinance that would require some changes such As the time that the cars Are to be marked the line for overtime parking and who would Mark the cars. Upon inquiry i Imd that the Hoover institution contains a Large accumulation of diaries in Many languages some of which can be of great value to the future historian a Sample of what they have at my Hoover institution follows. A Joseph Goebbels Handwritten diary for 1925-26 typewritten for 1943. Heinrich Himmler for 1914-24, general Joseph w. Stilwell a prom Pearl Harbor through world War la Herbert Hoover including his diary notes of negotiations with Hawkeye girls state is a project of the american legion auxiliary department of Iowa to acquaint the girls of this state with the functions of a representative form of government to provide an Opportunity for them to live together As self governing citizens and to participate in the factual functioning of their gov i eminent to teach them tile duties j privileges and responsibilities of american citizenship. Hawkeye girls state is sponsored j by the american legion auxiliary inc., department of Iowa Argonne armory Des Moines 9, Iowa. All i members of the staff of girl state held at Cedar Falls Are american legion auxiliary members. The Board that Courtesy boxes be placed on each ugh Side of the Square or that one mix be placed at the City Hall where i the person who receives a ticket j for overtime parking could Deposit the Fine. Tile Board further recommends in lie Resolution that i the line be 25 cents if the Deposit i is made immediately or the same Day the ticket was issued tile i Board thinks that the marking of cars could be handled by part time help or by older people who May j wish to add to their social Security j income. In a pall that was conducted tuesday and wednesday by the i chamber parking committee it was i indicated that 94 to of the people polled Are in favor of having two hour parking enforced. Tile poll was taken in downtown stores. The Resolution stated that 35 percent of the parking spaces downtown Are taken by workers employees and the merchants themselves one car parked in any single space or eight hours could accommodate 16 half hour customers could accommodate 235 More shoppers daily it All the parking spaces were reserved for costumers. According to the Resolution. It was estimated that each shopper will average spending $10 each time his car comes to town by reserving All parking spaces it is the opinion of the Board that 73.320 More shoppers could be accommodated a year at $10 each that would be $733,200 and would moan $9,4 h per year for each of the 7h0 parking spaces in the business area each merchant has an average of 2d parking spaces in front of the store. That would mean $23,500 in additional sales for each store in my pleasant per year the Council told hattrick and the others on the committee that they would consider the request. Later on it was placed on the i people i chants j fill Dolful up lug own was overflow to wednesday As the celebrated another Yatch Day it a a Day and the Dull Wile Mer Silt Cess beaut t r s were their m w judges night c All 0vt apr Lei t a t Btu m Tant by Jon life vol k \ i his us Lee life i surant non Hwy poll full til. My a very w Muri by the the be Dii t Cut for the Ham Lac i lob Cie pal i that pud a w in Jot i Cha Cipa the cd in my Job of i curious Equine a i Many Cost Usu King the a pie Mer by i Mal Ike in speech Barge is branded. A nonsense a shit ton it in i its went Eisenhower today bluntly branded As nonsense a congressional charge that he is attempting to set up a thu an Type supreme High command with his defense department reorganization plan rile Chiel executive ill a lighting speech nationally televised and broadcast described As Quot i Purily i a to i ions by some hts Pentagon Ovel would a violate the o i Cong r e s a pow Ciotti the City Council raises rate of water softener rental finances Are discussed thanks tot met i Ammi Sam e lob Al numb tar ten lied the Law Tonkins that haul j Loci am re Pon Sibitt Iez. Especially let i i a i Kimii Ivov take ill Don Agenda of business meeting next week. Out that ii the City for the spacial it was brought de it ides to in i he i ploy e., suit. It i a Simian met Cha parti in i enjoyed merchant Wen Well the it a i Aloid a i i in very s d in the n la its to d Etc Jill Cut til i on Force the two hour parking that Gin the or Dianic would have to change j i 11 11 to tie in effect on Friday night s instead of saturday nights due to tin recent change in the Hight stores Are open i co >1the girls attending girls state omans Poi relict during world j divided mt0 tw0 Pocuca parties Quot federalist Quot and a nationalist Quot. In this Way the girls learn the Interior and How k Cal Partis a function under our form of government the assistant russian War i v i Gurko minister of member of the russian state Council under Czar Nicholas ii. Count v n to Sovtsov a chairman of the russian Council of ministers 1911-1941. Anton z. Ovchinnikov a a member of Admiral Kolchak s anti bolshevik forces in Siberia. Franz Haider a chief of the German general staff 1938-42. Rodolph Holsti a finnish minister of foreign affairs Frans l m deny members of dutch underground. 1943-44. Frieda Schmidt a anti nazi German in Munich for most of the nazi years. Simeon a Villa on the staff of Aguinaldo in the Rural students to present first music festival girls formulate their own party. Platforms and make their own controversial issues All of the elections whether City county or state Are governed according to the applicable existing Laws of Iowa. An official inaugural ceremony is held at girls state at which time the governor and lieutenant governor office the two branches of Hawkeye girls state legislature Are organized and function As lawmakers. To be eligible to attend girls state a girl must be a Junior in i High school rank in the upper half Driver unhurt when truck Rolls of her class have outstanding Dianes Are difficult to get be quaiitie8 0 Leader help be of Good character in Good health and with no physical Handicap be willing to take Back to her Community and school a keen and Active interest in Good government and be a United states citizen. Liis year s committee thinks that they have made an admirable selection in choosing Linda As their representative to girls state. Sally Wilson daughter of or and mrs. Owen w Wilson was selected As alternate by the girls state committee should something prevent Linda from attending. Friday afternoon at 3 pm All Rural students in Henry county grades i 8 inclusive will assemble at the it. Pleasant High school auditorium for a rehearsal of Henry county s first Rural music festival this activity will be presented to elect take their oath of j the Public no Char rpm at 7 a pm Friday. It is under the direction of or. Donald Kruzan. Music director of the Rock Island 111., schools it is sponsored by the office of Henry county superintendent of schools. Rural teachers have been preparing their students for the musical selections contained in Mio program for Mio past school year Don k Long i pleasant escaped injury when the 1957 International truck he was driving rolled Over on its top two Miles North of the intersection of highways 34 and 403, we i of Burlington at i p in wednesday. The truck owned by Cornell a i mitts Transfer of it pleasant was loaded with gravel As Long rounded a curve headed South a tire blew out causing the truck to go out of control and Roll Over the truck was a total wreck to i Niue thursday but wed ii set a i bet no enjoy the fun a merchants that is w Sucre. Ii they want i a on Abr a Little Courti they w ill Oitis in it Mii store the ikes and a Ai ii Hiu give i when 1 a i ice i i ii to Wanh wit pm pit till w lid then tut lib own 111, i ill marriage License issued a uis i ii i 11 f if slant so the Here to ius 44, it plea Jean Kerrwood a i e Baa b in is of flee in the Roy Ellsworth int hid Donna i pleasant it made a direct i i Phi it n j h to House lined of Aid Vinson it i it it it the Quot Pil Issom Type Bai find to other Law a e a sailed ills i o i a Glen the authority use sen Eurvel no told the american new i is pet edit Oigt Ami press Institute no id hts plan is cough solvency and the Pentagon is a the space age there Cie. Oel pending Quot in ii h Ion ii seem h y i get in e to Vinson s i Haise Spet i wednesday which u lined it whet my georgian ailed a min toward a prussian Cen tall Stem. I else ii Howe snapped Quot that is nonsense Ile denounced is equally i Aine the claim i d the army Navy Aud air tone Mold by merged into Ingle Sci \ tee wit i tie de i to Lise beet Gary As a a it i will begin patrol of county roads again by vices i he a. Anthol command cd maker win pus a1 to St it the Del. The Prest society it the Inlet i that tile i Quot safety it that utile t Reu Htu it will by Quot us i Angel my lit terse Brussels fail open Des m and Sherd in and i Minim w ill St a 21 i ins i Iowa Highway begin pain Ding Low a a Lite Conn i a loads again april tile county mud youths fined for fighting Brus Elsins a Kiln i Hill doubt opened the biggest show on Earth today the Bru Ell fair with an Earnest prayer that science i will be tile salvation and not the destruction of men. Patrol was As a joint and pal i Olim tease in state s Scuta use families like to hold on to them for sentimental or monetary reasons. Often the great Man of a former Era becomes a forgotten Man of succeeding eras and his Well kept diary May be of no value because the fellow was dishonest to himself. He wrote for publication. The greatest value of a diary Over an autobiography is that the diary can be a Mirror of a Man s soul whereas the autobiography is what he wants people to believe about Hun. Harry Truman a autobiography for instance while it contains much interesting data is historically not too valuable because Harry appraises Harry As Only his Best friends think of him. Maybe Harry has kept a diary and some Day we shall know of his trials and tribulations his doubts his fears his uncertainties. Thus far. There has been no Correct account of Franklin i. Roosevelt biographical material about Roosevelt is plentiful but it is written by Friend or foe and much is obviously untrue for no such per i Section Ever existed on this Earth i and no such Devil could Long survive his own Shadow. If Roosevelt kept a diary it has been kept quiet and is unavailable for our vulgar eyes. It would be historically of value to know what Roosevelt thought of his spouse Eleanor. Perhaps All that will become available and we shall have a True picture of the Man. Roosevelt was a cynic to a decree and one wonders what he thought of the characters Republican As Well As Democrat who after 1936, invaded his administration to make careers for themselves. Some of them were peculiarities in american life and some Are still around looking Here and there for Public approval and a Job with which also goes applause. He introduced so Many of them to the american people that he must have had a special penchant for the Breed. But such private views would Only appear in a diary or in letters written to a particularly appreciative lady. The Hoover institution probably needs Money As All such organizations do. But it would be valuable if they sorted out their collections of diaries and letters and had them published for All to read who Are curious about what really makes lose 245 cases of eggs in mishap Throe youths have been fined $10 and costs in mayor Wade me bet s court on charges it it a fighting tiled by police. George Craig of pleasant and Gerald and Edwin Nicholson i Union were taken into custody about to Ain. For engaging in a Light behind Van s cafe. Craig could t pay tile Fine wednesday night so was placed in jail overnight. He made arrangements to pay the Fine thursday to build addition to Winfield Church Winfield at a recent congregational meeting it was decided by vote to proceed with the plans for building an addition to the first presbyterian Church Here. The plans As drawn up by Arthur x Christiansen an architect from Davenport Iowa Call for doing away with the North Entrance to the Church and putting two class rooms in that space making a walk in Entrance to basement and Sanctuary upon removal of the Northeast Cement Steps making an All new main Entrance at the Southeast Corner with a new one floor Brick faced Structure being added to the South at that Corner and big enough for six to eight sunday school rooms. The Board of trustees were appointed to act As a finance committee and will begin their work of establishing plans at a meeting on wednesday night this week. The Cost is estimated at $35,000.00. The Semi trailer loaded wit ii eggs which overturned on Highway 78 3d Miles East of Wayland tuesday night was driven by Lee Kauffman Strawberry Point and owned by Hill a. Serdynski of Lakeland Fla. Kauffman who escaped injury told sheriff Russell Van Tuyl tha something happened to t he 1958 j Mack trucks steering a Parail causing the Semi to go out of Cun tool and overturn. There we c 630 cases of eggs on the trailer and 245 cases were lost i the last will and testament of the trailer was considerably dam a Dewey c. Hawbaker has been and aged. The cab was also damaged milled to probate at the courthouse but not As extensively As the trailer and according to the terms his the Rig was righted at 4 15 pm i property was left to his wife Hazel will admitted to probate car goes through body shop window a car being worked on the the body shop of shale motors was started up by a employee and accidentally driven through the Large front plate Glass window Tull thursday. The car was three feet outside the window when it was stopped the breaking of the window caused a loud noise. Started last Suimei operation of sheriffs men to meet a Sharp traffic deaths on the mid try roads j rile operation was apparently a in is in Nee the death toil Oil the Back mad1 Lei cled i to Normal Beton fall the patrol was discontinued because of Winter Heather conditions. Dulles issues warning Washington. In Ever teary i it of state John Foster Dulles warned that plans to end nuclear in Intel National agreements will be put no the shelf Quot unless Congress acts to extend an atomic weapon. A ability it to us allies wednesday and towed to a garage Here. Kauffman was headed to Florida from Strawberry Point when the Accident occurred. Youth killed car Accident in Keokuk safety commissioner Dies storm Lake ins a an 18-year-old youth from near Newell was killed today when his ear ran into a ditch and overturned on a gravel Road seven Miles East of storm Lake. Authorities said that Joseph Jensen May have fallen asleep at the wheel of his car. They said that tire Marks indicated that the car pulled off the Road gradually before going into the ditch. Jensen was thrown from the ear onto a barbed wire Fence the car was also leaning on the Fence directly on top of Jensen when the vehicle was discovered some four hours later m Hawbaker who was named exec u to in. The will was drawn up nov 19. 1946. Commutes life sentences Keokuk it ins a Keokuk safety and finance commissioner Lester Frazee died today about an hour after being rushed to Graham Hospital in Keokuk following a heart attack. Frazee 63 years old. Was serving his first term As safety and finance commissioner. He took office Jan. I of this year. The human race act As it does. Copyright 1958, King features Syndicate. Inc j memorial Hospital notes admitted wednesday Joe Stukerjurgen of Salem. Mrs. Otelia Norman of swedes Burg. Marvin Gilbert of new London. Admitted thursday Mary Kay Lance. James Hassenfritz. Katherine Jennings. Dismissed thursday Minnie Adams to the Devol nursing Home. Des Moines it Insi gov. Her Schel Loveless today commuted the life sentences of two members of the notorious Eddie Adams gang to 90 years in jail. The two William Ralph Fintel Ryan and Frank Foster were sentenced to life in prison in March 1922 after they and other gang members engaged in a gun Battle with a posse in Clark county a Farmer. Charles Jones was killed in the Battle and three other members of the posse wounded. Shop in it. Pleasant Friday nights most stores Are open until 9 00 p. In. For your shopping convenience the City Council decided Al lbs regular meeting wednesday night that the City would remain in the water softening business and in in used the monthly rental Rote tim i 25 to $2 effective May i no Council Felt that since the City would continue to service the softeners that the business should to put on a paving basis in the past that City a. Been losing Motley on my softeners it was pointed oui the $2 Nile i still Rhea pet than the rate offered by a private finn which of fared to buy Lite City s softener a the councilmen voted in the Ait trial Ive to the motion except Everett Wilcox who voted no stating or thought the rate was too High. When the time Conics in the very near future tot the Purchase of a new Mineral of of telling compound the City will Pun Lur e the highest capacity Mineral that is on Ute Market it Vias slated a the old Mineral deteriorates the City will comp lately empty the water softener Lank and refill them with the big rapacity Mineral Cliv manager g w Wright told the Council that Lite ump a come Toi the Council to sit Back and Levier the transfers of Money limn the Light fund to the various deficient departments he gel he believes that the City should retain tilt Revenue Fen the electric department so that la will be Able to have enough fund to install necessary efficient Ope in Ting equipment in orc Lei to reduce transfers it was necessary lot the City to Rater the water softeners Revenue Wright s Aid the City manager stated that he believes it is possible to retain some additional Money in the Light fund by adopting the following methods i cease furnishing free of charge Uil Cit pipe for driveways and Stop surfacing driveway entrances to the property line which has been done in some instances in the past 2. Make garbage collection self sup porting by either taxation or by a collection fee which would be added to a citizen s Light Bill 3 in the event that any new Street is opened cease furnishing material free of charge Wright pointed out that. The Only fund the City Lias in live maintenance of streets is a in alter ten a Nee fund Aud not a construction of surfacing fund i a j concerning the problem of seem a my Money Foi increasing the i ipad try of the Cooling Tower at the Light Plant which would com an estimated $60,000, Wright said that figuring that the emergency Light Plant fund of smile $40,000 is used $20,000 is still needed and that d would not be pos Ible to take it from the Light fund i this was done he said it would be necessary for the City at the end of the year to Issue warrants to meet the payroll and current maintenance Bills. Wright recommended that the Council have the Utility committee meet today and then have a special meeting for a future study of the City a finances. Councilman Pliny Walter said that in his opinion the City must secure stand by Power and suggest j cd that various suppliers of outside Power be contacted to see what the i possibilities Are. The committee planned to meet after councilman John Elgar contacts several finns about the pos-1 Sibil ties of outside Power the Council plans to have a special meeting next week at which j the situation will he gone Over further port on the situation at the special meeting next week o i Wilson speaking in behalf of the property owners on Vine .Street., told the Council that a More adequate water main is needed Fen that Aren and that the Road should of widened. Ile said that persons now living there estimate that ten or 12 More houses would be built if these things were done the matter was turned Over to the Street committee tor study. Mrs. Vii Mia Garretson and some of in t students taking a Community course were present at the Council meeting to witness City government Iii action mrs Garretson presented a Idle i to the Council on behalf of the i ague of women voters which follows Quot last Dpi my Hie mount. Pleasant league of women voters after serious study went on record favouring a Complete garbage and trash service including a sanitary land fill for thy Cid Olmi pleasant the position of the league was made Public at that time in View of recent developments ill this an it of tile life of i pleasant. The i Cague wishes upon study and consider Mon to recommend and does urge the conned to adopt a Jilan for full scale collection of garbage and trash at regular and frequent interval with an up to Date sanitary land fill Cost to be paid by increasing the tax millage by the required amount before or while the july 1958 budget making takes place tins would put the program info effect in january of 1959 i Quot the league Hopes that present sanitary services will to continued up to that time. The members do not feel however that any program Short of their recommendation can tee in adequate solution to the problem Quot the letter was plan d on file. James Holley of Burlington City milk inspector for i. Pleasant went Over his duties with the Council several suggestions were made to him by the Council too mayor Wade me Beth told the Council that. The state Highway commission wants to increase the Speed limit to Washington Street from 25 to 35 Miles per hour. The matter was set Down for the special meet my. Beer permit were issued to the v f w Post 2561 and the Moose Lodge at a previous meeting a cigarette permit was granted to the Iris Bowling lanes. The toured Aliet reviewing the wages of tin City employees As under an agreement in which the Sal Jary scale is reviewed each March and september using the Cost of living As a basis decided not to raise any wages and Tabic the mat i ter until Sej tember. Recommends three member commission Des Moines ins state auditor a b recommended to Day that to full time three member conservation commission be established in place of the present seven member conservation Agency. Akers who personally signed the annual audit of the conservation commission for the fiscal year ending last june 30. Stated in tile report lie Felt that future Legislatures should give considerable study t i a three member commission and pointed out he had made the same recommendation in 1954. Akers said the recommendation was not a reflection on the presello j commission members who arc Well qualified for my Job. Expresses fear of War in outer space Many a Birthright of Freedom will be the topic of a lecture on Christian science Givin Here tonight thursday april 17th, at 8 . By Elbert. R Slaughter above of Dallas. Texas. Or Slaughter a member of tin Christian science Board of lectureship will sneak in the senior High school auditorium under the auspices of Christian Sci oct society of it. Pleasant. His subject will be Christian science its message it liberation. The lecture is free land local members have invited the nubile to attend a native of Fie own Sci. Texas or Slaughter became interested Christian science in 1936 when lie accepted a friends invitation to at blend a Christian science lecture he withdrew from a business career in 1945 to devote his full time to the Public practice of Christian science 1 Healing. Kenneth Butner and coach Gay Dali of the local High school made applications for the Post of manager and assistant manager reaper j Lively of the municipal swimming Pool this summer last year Fred Ekstrand was manager and Dahn j assistant. Butzier was an assistant manager two years ago. Butzier told the Council that the thought by cutting a few Comers they could save the City some Money without reducing the safety i in measures at tin Pool the Council decided that the two men should get together with the Park committee and go Over the Pool set up. The committee will re Washington ins a the army disclosed today it is studying weapons to somites a enemy military satellites and expressed fear that a a first class War Quot could be touched i off in outer space. I army missile chief John b. Medal is envisioned before a House committee a possible future conflict in which Man made Moons will carry out military missions and huge rockets will be used to transport men and supplies. Fire at cafe firemen were called to Hie i hat cafe at 5 50 am. Wednesday to extinguish a Small Blaze in it Grill. The fire caused quite a bit of smoke. Damage was Small
Search the Mount Pleasant News Today
with a Free Trial
We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research.
With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.