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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - December 8, 1958, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it. Pleasant news these Days by George e. Sokolsky teachers pay the american people can have As competent or As incompetent a j school system As they pay for. They j can have a cheap school system or j a correctly priced school system. In j this Cost i do not figure fancy j buildings with grecian urns that collect rubbish and landscaping that serves no purpose. A school building can look like a factory but if the Quality of the teaching is High the marking Tough the students disciplined and the teach Era sufficiently paid the children i will be benefited. Teachers must be employed full time and should be accountable to the school system j for their time on an annual basis. That May include periods of Addi j tonal study. Eugene a Meyer a Reader writes me As follows a your intelligence took a count of ten when you stated better pay makes better teachers. How can 1 More Money make a person a bet ter person than what they Are f and How can you honestly figure j a teacher on a fifty two week year basis when they actually work on the average of forty weeks a vol. 80, no. 288 it. Pleasant Iowa monday evening dec. 8. 19.&Quot>8 by Carrier 39# per week by mag 7.50 per year agreement by Russia Johanson to speak at c of c banquet tonight an a the bargain of the year a attorney Rudolph Kamalic left looks at a sixteenth Century painting which was purchased at a City Sale Iii Chicago for $170 on advice of Alexander Zia Toff Mirsky right it who suspected its True value. The painting is a massacre of the innocents by Raphael and according to Vatican Art expert am adore Porcella. Is Worth $30c too. The receipt of More Money does not improve the person but it might attract More competent men and women to the Job. When a stenographer can receive More Money than a teacher and Only has to put up with one Tough Guy her Boss instead of a daily mob of hell raisers the Young lady goes into a school. The shortage of teachers is not accidental it is the result of a cause and that cause is too Little play in a competitive world if there is no Money to pay teachers More and to build More buildings some of which May not be needed the proposition is sound that we can do without the buildings. Meyers Contention that a teacher is a part time worker getting paid for 52 weeks and working Only 40 weeks is of course nonsense. To be of value a teacher must have time to read and study. In those schools where the Merit system prevails teachers who have an m a Are paid More than those who have a b a. The same is True of a pad. In a word the teachers who devote themselves to systematic study in a University Benefit by it. Those who attend summer sessions at universities will find that a very Large part of the study body Are teachers who give of their tune to improve themselves and therefore to be More useful to their pupils teachers in elementary grades should and Many do take trips about the United states or Europe which while it is pleasant work is also of tremendous advantage to the pupils who learn from their teacher what the world is like. The teacher needs to be Broad minded and the child must feel that the teacher is an experienced and Broad minded person Money will not solve All problems. Tile standards for employing teachers ought to by raised tenure should not protect the decreasingly competent. Teachers who have unfortunately suffered from breakdowns or other psychiatric Kiili cuties should be eliminated from the school system in the interest of the child. But there can be no reason for a teacher earning less than a stenographer or than a Model for a dressmaker too i recently needed to employ some additional help and girls applied who had studied at our Best colleges. They might have made excellent teachers but the profession seems to have lost caste among these Young ladies first of All they dislike the substitute system w hich has become a to n k to avoid granting lob Security. Secondly they find that the pay is less than they can get on other jobs. Thirdly they Are afraid physically afraid of undisciplined children and i might also say. Undisciplined parents w to come into school buildings to give the teachers a bad time because their children cannot differentiate Between a classroom and tile school Yard it is a very Tough Job in the elementary years particularly As Many parents add to a teachers troubles. Many parents believe that the impudence of children should go unpunished it is not Tong before the child who is impudent to the teacher is impudent to the Parent. The condoning Parent usually has a very bad time and deserves it her wading do not help the teacher however who is paid to teach and not to police errant kids. Copyright 1958. King features Syndicate. Inc a scientific instill ment has been developed which can detect scratches on Metal one million of an deep i or. Petersen to preside at Lincoln dinner presiding at the first meeting of the i a Lincoln sesquicentennial conference sat., dec 13, at Iowa Wesleyan College will be or William j. Petersen superintendent of the Iowa state historical society and chairman of the Iowa Lincoln sesquicentennial. Lincoln enthusiasts will gather at 4 . At the Harlan hotel it. Pleasant for col Lee to meet or. William e. Baringer National executive director of the Lincoln sesquicentennial commission. The Harlan hotel As a meeting place is especially interesting inasmuch As it was the Home of sen. James Harlan close associate of Lincoln. Harlan s daughter. Mary was the wife of Robert Todd Lincoln the Only one of the four children of pres and mrs. Lincoln who survived to grow to manhood from the Harlan hotel those attending the conference will go to the Iowa Wesleyan Campus where they will visit the later Home of sen Harlan where the Lincoln Harlan grandchildren played As children and lived while attending Iowa Wesleyan. Mrs. Robert Todd Lincoln later gave the Home to the College. At the 6 30 . Dinner in the John Wesley Holland student Union on the Campus or. Baringer will be the featured speaker. He will be introduced by rep. Fred Schwengel a Lincoln enthusiast since youth and a member of the civil War Centennial commission. Representative Schwengel is also author of the Bill for a joint session of the House and Senate on Lincoln a birthday. 1959. The congressman a leadership in us study of Lincoln has been rec j Ogni Zeri by his being chosen to by i president of the Lincoln group in Washington for a term which co ers the period of the Lincoln sesquicentennial. The organization is j the largest Lincoln group in the world. Fail to reach agreement 1 Des Moines it up a a group of prominent Iowa Republica senators failed sunday to reach an agreement with la governor elect Edward j. Mcmanus Over appointment of legislative committees in the 1959 legislature. The republicans indicated after the meeting they will go ahead with plans to appoint All the Senate committees even though the lieutenant governor the presiding member of the s e n a t a usually gets the Job. The meeting Here had been billed As a major attempt at Cooper j Biggs Leo anon Between the republicans. M. Deal the featured speaker at the Nual meeting and banquet of it. Pleasant chamber of Commerce to be he old tonight monday1 at 6 to . At the methodist Church will be j. Eugene Johanson manager of Industrial development Union electric co. St. Louis to or. Johanson will speak briefly on the subject of Industrial development and will show a film entitled. A planned the pleasant Aires Jean Shook. Margaret layer. Darlene Taylor and Jean Riepe will be on hand to j entertain us with some Barbershop singing. The banquet will be attended jointly by members of the chamber. Kiwanis rotary and their wives. The program following dinner. Will be highly entertaining but will be kept Short. No business will be conducted by the chamber other than introduction of newly elected directors and officers for j 1959. Frank Dilucia president of the chamber of Commerce will preside. Directors retiring from the Board this year Are. Rama Challen. Jerry lunge. William Sater Charles Sowers and Frank Delucia. Board incumbents Are Henry Bragg Leo Brau or. John Elgar Stanley sorrowing parents Bury i ire Dukai children White caskets containing in. Remains of 27 of the 87 children who with three nuns perished in the fire which destroyed Chicago s our lady of the Angels Choel stand before an improvised altar As funeral services were conducted by archbishop Albert g Meyer assisted by franc i Cardinal Spellman of new York. At the left Are the bereaved parents and relatives while beyond the caskets the combined choirs of holy name Cathedral and Quig Ley seminar sing in int in Quot lord have mercy seven thousand mourners filled National guard armory which has pressed into use because there was no Chicago Church big enough for the massed service. Thomas b. Lantz taken by death re the and Democrat Mcmanus two groups could not see eve. Willard Jensen but the Hunsaker. Eye to i Means. James o Connor and Senate members usually give the lieutenant governor the a i Hority to appoint the members of the regular committees of the upper Iowa House. However in the 1959 session the i majority of the Senate members i will be republicans while the presiding officer Mcmanus of Keokuk will be a Democrat. A a republicans had offered to meet with Mcmanus in secret in an Effort to avoid a Public clash. The cop members were willing to let Mcmanus keep the appointing authority if he would take their suggestions on who should control the committees. George Richard Walgren. Or. And mrs. Ralph Taylor Are heading up the program with mrs. Orville Kinworthy decorating the tables. Car truck mishap on 218 a car driven by mrs. Faye Melton Cedar rapid and a Scarff produce and fuel truck driven by Clarence Stearns it. Pleasant collided on Highway 218, four Miles North of it. Pleasant at 3 . Saturday. The i rant end of the car a 1957 Chevrolet was badly damaged the after the meeting with Mcman-1 truck was not damaged. Mrs. Mel us the republicans indicated a committee on committees will by appointed at the beginning of the next legislative session to make All Senate committee appointments. The republicans said they will be forced to take responsibility for any legislation passed in the session because they Are the majority party. Therefore they Felt they should have control of committees. Ton was taken to memorial Hospital and a Rayed for possible Chest injuries. She was found to be All right and released. Both machines were going South. Stearns was turning off onto a gravel Road when the car struck the right rear Corner of the truck the Accident was investigated by the Highway patrol. The or. Martin Chapel speaker fire destroys apartment resumes service the Chapel speaker tuesday morning at Iowa Wesleyan College will be Iii Warren Martin Cornell College chaplain and assistant professor of religion. The service at 10 15 a in is open to the Public. Or Marlin a native of California. I a graduate of Asbury College in Kentucky and has a pm. D from Poston University Ile has travelled lines extensively in Europe were by trails world 16 Days by a resumed service it up airlines grounded mechanics strike. Today. In other airline labor developments. Negotiators in Miami were expected to continue their efforts to end a two week strike by the same Union against Eastern air i n Chicago negotiators scheduled to resume talks the subject of or. Martins addles. Tuesday morning will be a a concern for commitment Quot tuesday aimed at averting a threatened pilots Quot strike against american airlines. Or. And mrs. Jack Young of Renwick formerly of it pleasant were forced to leave their apartment in Renwick sunday evening after a fire started in the ment of an insurance company building in which their apartment is located tile flames spread Over the front of the building and the report was that everything was lost. Mrs. Young is the former Jorene Keeley daughter of or. And mrs. Tom Keeley and or. Your. An Iowa Wesleyan graduate us a t it Ach in the Renwick schools. Thomas Benjamin Lantz 80. Tired Farmer died saturday at University Hospital in Iowa City. Or. Lantz was born feb. 27. 1878. In Terra Alta w. A. On january 31, 1901, in Terra Alta he a married to Mary Trout who survives. Shortly after their marriage they came to Iowa and resided in the Wayland and Olds communities. For the past year and a half. Or. Lantz has been in the Beauchamp nursing Home in Winfield. Or. Lantz was a member of the Wayland methodist Church Adonicin Lodge no. 120, of. Amp a.m., at Wayland of which he was a past master. He was also a District lecturer of the masonic grand Lodge of Iowa and a past senior grand Steward of the grand Lodge of Iowa in the year 1947-48. Besides his Wile he is survived by five children Shannon Lantz of Winfield. Lessie Lantz of morning Sun Florence Sharp of Ollie Mildred Boshart of i. Pleasant and Thomas Lantz. Or. Of Hutchinson. Kau. One brother Albert Lantz of Rowlesburg w. A. La grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. One brother one sister and one daughter june preceded him in death. Masonic rites will be hold tuesday at 2 . In the methodist Church at Wayland. Rev. J. J. Pritchard retired methodist pastor and Rev. Martin l. Greer pastor of the Wayland methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Wayland cemetery. The body will be at the Zehr base funeral Home in Wayland until i . Tuesday when it will be taken to the Church. Red plan rejected in West Berlin Berlin up a the people of we t Berlin voted overwhelmingly sunday against communist attempts to enslave them. The vote for a West Berlin City Council was a Clear Cut and unequivocal a a not to soviet attempts to turn West Berlin into a Quot free City surrounded by a sea of communist bayonets. It was a massive vote of Confidence for socialist lord mayor Willy Brandt who declared. A West j berliners have said that never and at no time will they Bend under the Yoke of West berliners voted in record numbers in what had been called a referendum on the soviet proposals to drive the West out of Berlin and 98.1 per cent of them rejected the Kremlin plan. Pioneer Iii reached height of 66,654 Miles Washington up t h c is planning to wait at least two months before trying to Send another rocket soaring toward the Moon and possibly beyond informed sources said today. The s Pioneer Iii tin second u. S. Space vehicle to reach enormous Altitude while falling Short of its goal soared to a height of 66,654 Miles before plunging to a flaming death sunday Over French equatorial Africa. The air Force s Pioneer i i launched in october reached an Altitude of 71,000 Miles. To cooperate in control organization Cen Eva up a Russia today Cep ted a binding treaty obligation to cooperate with the United states and Britain in a control c. An Zaton for supervising a nuclear test ban. Agreement came after a 3a�?~-hour session of the three Power nuclear conference which approved the key control provision a Tho second article of a test ban treaty. Today s Accord w As reached within 48 horns of the East West agreement on the first article of the projected treaty pledging the prohibition of nuclear tests. An official communique announced that the conference agreed a on the text of a draft article on the establishment of a control organization for the purpose of assuring that the obligations assumed in the treaty Are carried out by the the West had been demanding such Assurance from the soviet Union As a binding link Between a test ban and a control organza i lion to police it Ever since the con Terence started More than five i weeks ago. The soviets after weeks Long j stalling and blocking tactics fit Nally gave their approval to this commitment which Western conference sources consider the key to the test ban Issue. It was the first known time that the soviets had committed themselves to cooperation in an International control organization extending to soviet territory. In the Surprise attacks conference meanwhile the West warned that it cannot go a any further unless the soviet bloc agrees to cooperate in the deadlocked talks. Three die on Iowa roads death takes mrs. handler rioting in Mexico a troop with fixed bayonets stand off a club swinging crowd during rioting in Industrial san Luis Potosi Mexico. The notes were attempt ing to Force the removal from office of Manuel Alvarez governor of san Luis Potosi. The troops arrived from Mexico City to quell the demonstrations mrs. James Chandler 86, life resident of Danville died in Burlington Hospital sunday at 7 p. In. She had been hospitalized i nine Days. Elizabeth Jane Chandler ter of Elizabeth Swan and Harvey Bemar was born in Dane july 21. 1872. On Jan. 30, 1895, she w a married to James s. Chandler. What it preceded her in death dec 13. 1957. Mrs. Chandler was a member f the Danville method t Church an. Of the w. C. T. U. Surviving Are one on. Jan Wilbur Chandler of Hampton to Sisters. Mrs Belle Chandler Ami mrs. Una Dockendorff Bot ii of Danville and one brother i ran. Bonar of new London three Sisters and three brother preceded her in death. Services will be held tue a at 2 p. In. In the Church in Danville. Rev. Floyd she Tarri former pastor of the Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Jagger cemetery. Friends May Call at the Elliott Chapel tonight monday Between 7 and 9 by up Only three persons died accidental deaths during the weekend in Iowa All in traffic mishaps. Two of the deaths were blamed on the Snow conditions on Iowa highways sunday. The latest victims were mrs. Met Iba Johnson. 30, and her son David la months of Dubuque four other members of their family were injured sunday when the father Donald Johnson lost control of his car when it skidded on an ice Hill on Iowa 18 at Clermont. The car rammed into a tree along the Road. Harold Lee Brown 32, Stuart v As fatally injured Friday night when he apparently last control of his car in Loose gravel on a counts Road three Miles South of Panora he died about an hour later. The three deaths raised Iowa a 1958 Highway fatality toll to 548, which was 84 less than the figure of 632 at the same time last year. Earlier reports said the would try to launch a Pioneer Ivy in january or even late this month. But top sources made Clear today that the second lunar probe cannot be expected until february. Snowfall four inches group runs into resistance by Iti Civ ii rights commission a solid front of local re-1 today in an Effort to de whether negroes have been my denied voting rights in May lies. Of voter registration tided in All but one of unties figuring in the probe officials in that county tied to withhold their books Federal agents. One circuit in judge threatened to throw j lits in jail it they tried to seize j whet it appeared the investigation Beth i scheduled to last two or three Days would provide a test of just How far the commission can go in tracking Down complaints of civil rights i violations. Four inches of Snow fell in i. Pleasant and surrounding area sunday night and monday morning. Tho Snow made the streets and highways Slippery but traffic Wasny to hindered too much. State Highway maintain Ance Crews hindered Hills and curves. Snow plows were not needed on the county roads. Too the first general snowfall of the season blanketed Iowa with up to six inches of Snow Early today. The Snow packed the highways m the heavy fall areas and driving was hazardous in protected areas in much of the state. But the Iowa Highway commission said All a a critical a spots were sanded. The Snow amounted to six inches in the Spencer area five inches at fort Dodge and Dubuque four inches at Cedar rapids Waterloo and a on cry three inches at Davenport and two inches at Des Moines Ottumwa Burlington and Sioux City. It was still snowing in Eastern Iowa at noon but it was expected to Stop by evening. It was a Light dry Snow with Little moisture. Cold weather accompanied the Snow across the state Quot he Mercury got Down to two degrees below Zero at Spencer c be below at Mason City. Three above at Sioux City six above at Council Bluffs and Waterloo and eight above at Des Moines. The warmest readings included 17 degrees at Lamoni and Burlington and 15 at Ottumwa. It will be colder tonight and there suffers broken leg in Accident Miles madams who lives six Miles Northwest of it. Pleasant suffered a broken leg in a tractor car Accident a Short distance East of his farm saturday at 3 45 p. In. He is a patient at memorial Hospital. Madams was driving the tractor East and a or. Barton of Mediapolis route one was headed West. Madams attempted to turn into a Field and the machines collided. The car went into a ditch and Back up on the Road. Madams remained on the tractor. The left Side of the 1957 Chrysler and the left front of the tractor were damaged. The Accident was investigated by sheriff Russell Van Tuyl. New ice skating rink in use Many skaters enjoyed the new ice skating rink at Saunders Park sunday afternoon. The rink was made by City firemen who sprayed the Concrete parking lot in the Park with nearly 7,000 Gallons of water Over the weekend. The ice on the pavement is about 2�?T inches thick. Firemen plan to put some More water Over the Snow tonight. The lights in the Park make it possible tor night skating. Additional lighting will possibly be provided and a shelter House instated. Nearly 200 skaters used the rink sunday and Many commented that it was better than coleus Pond for skating. V Victory for pipeline firms be a few scattered Snow Flur Washington it up the supreme court ruled today that the natural Gas act allows a pipeline company to obtain a Quick rate hike subject to refund even though it customers have not agreed to the new rates. Today s 5-3 decision was a Victory for the Federal Power commission United Gas pipe line co., England Queen Eliza j and pipeline companies in general pc Aid that her own red j fac chiarman Jerome k Kuy hair was growing paler and thin j Kendall had said that if the opener she had some 80 wigs de Ion went the other Way the Finan signed in shades of Auburn i Cial stability of the pipeline coi Orange and Gold according to the panics would be impaired and in National geographic Magazine. Some instances destroyed
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