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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - December 13, 1958, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it. Pleasant news these Days by George e. Sokolsky conversation piece it is interesting to talk to Young and old to tile different generations and try to discover what is actually going on in the minds of All kinds of folks. Many of the older generation Are discouraged. It would seem because Money is not Worth what it used to be and the Young people Are disrespectful. But one meets quite a number of youngsters who do know where they Are going and Are very much interested in the course of events and who Are not so fearful of the inflation because they expect a closer association of the individual and the government and somehow the government will accomplish As a social institution what the individual cannot accomplish by himself. What it really amounts to is that the world does not come to an end because a generation or two becomes very discouraged by the course of events. Parents Are achingly anxious that there should be no War but sons join As usual and get ready for what might come. Boys and girls at College Are thinking in Broad terms of How they might improve government and How they might even rebuild society while their parents wonder How to Export dollars from Here to Venezuela or Switzerland or How to organize a Liechtenstein corporation which will save them from paying income taxes. All the time we hear about the juvenile delinquents but How often do we hear about the juvenile top Grade students whose Marks Are in the 90s and who knew Well in Advance that these jobs teaching research investigating experimenting will bring Small pay but they marry have families even while they Are at College. In my Day one was thrown out of College for kissing a girl on the Campus but now Adays it is possible to continue to take courses after one is married. It is a changed world and Many parents do not understand what the changes Are or what they mean the older generation is not a Little frightened. It has w witnessed the roughness of income tax in j sections it has worried itself sick about hiding dollars under the bed or in a locked Box in a Bank it has even moved Money to Switzer land. It has been inordinately j Money conscious. The younger generation wants All the things that Money w ill buy but it desires not to j sacrifice integrity to get the Money older folks sometimes say that the youngsters have a Quot guilt but it is not a guilt Complex at All. It is a sense of social re 1 sensibility that has taken hold Early in life. It is the kind of responsibility which in the 19th Century sent Young men and women into settlement houses and later into missions in Asia and Africa and South America. This same. Sense of social responsibility is affecting Large numbers of Young people to relate themselves to their age. In the 1930�?Ts, communism appealed to some. The churches had a wonderful Opportunity to attract youth and to offer them a Hope of resurrection but they lost their Way in the Early 50 by trying to find compromises which were discouraging. Youngsters who turned to i churches in the 40 s turned away i in the 50 s because they could not find there the sense of resurrection which is what one seeks in religion. And so now. The youngsters turn not Only to science but to know ledge of every kind and it is not unusual to find a youngster today with a head full of Book learning and who is trying to think out his problems on a Broad basis with some philosophic background. What you read about juvenile delinquents who Are no More dramatic in what they do. They May be noisier but not More interesting. They Art the remnants of a decadent age those whom i have described Are the forerunners of the fun lire. These by the thousands Are turned out year after year from our colleges and universities and somehow they make their Way into the world a into their world into jobs in government or in schools or c61-Lrgcs or corporations. They will never be morgans or Rockefeller or Carnegie but some May be Steinmetzer or Westinghouse or Edison or even einsteins. After All. We still have a run Over and a von Braun in the United states copyright 1958, King features Syndicate. Inc vol. 80, no. 293 it. Pleasant Iowa saturday evening dec. 13, 1958 by earlier 39 per week by mall 17.50 per year shoot test Monkey 1700 Miles fire safety in Public schools Good i j. I a i �?1111�?�?�? a -�?�111 1 train hits school bus a two die a two parochial school children were killed and four other persons were injured when a new York Central passenger train Runn my 30 minutes late struck a school bus at Essex Ontario 20 Miles from Detroit. Among the injured was the bus Driver. The train knocked the bus it left into a ditch. Four other students were uninjured. Will propose forming Lincoln commission Register new motor vehicles prof. William e. Balinger. Executive director of the Lincoln sesquicentennial commission will propose Here tonight the formation 1 of an Iowa state Lincoln commission to coordinate Iowa s Observance of the 150th anniversary of the birth of our sixteenth president. The proposal will be made at Iowa Wesleyan College at a banquet at which or Baringer a noted Lincoln authority and civil w a r historian will be the featured speaker. He is currently on leave of absence from the social sciences department of the University of Florida for the duration of the Lincoln sesquicentennial. Representative fled Schwengel who is president of the District of Columbia Lincoln group was a prime mover in the organization of tonight s banquet meeting. Or. William j. Petersen superintendent of the Iowa state historical society will preside. Earlier in the Day or. Baringer stated that Lincoln commissions had been organized or were pending in fourteen other states and the territory of Guam and that historical societies would coordinate sesquicentennial observances in five states. Tin year 1959 has been designated As Quot Lincoln year and the commission which or. Balinger Heads was established by Congress to supervise the Observance. Senator John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky is Chan Man of the body. The meeting tonight begins with a Coffee at the Harlan hotel at 4 p. In. And moves on to the Iowa Wesleyan Campus where the dinner will be held in the John Wesley Holland student Union at g 30. The following persons and firms have registered new motor vehicles at the treasurers office in the courthouse. Where no town is listed person or firm is from of. Pleasant. Cars Earl h Kellogg. Winfield Buick Enid e. Miner rambler Fleenor Pontiac co., Pontiac Kenneth d. Huey. Ford Jacob r Taylor Ford Harold h. Van soc it. Union. Chevrolet Willis w. Wag Ler Ford flank c. Mckenzie Pontiac Schmidt construction co. Winfield Buick Anderson motors rambler Shafer motors. Buick Max o. Kongable Winfield Chevrolet Glenn j. Shumaker. Mercury Max l. Swartzen Ditimer. Ford Melvin m. Youngman. Route two Chevrolet Gerhard Kannegiesser new London. Oldsmobile Vaughn Canby. It. Union Chevrolet and Robert d. Sands. Winfield. Ford. Trucks Henry county Supply Coop Ford. Post office to be open extra hours it. Pleasant a Post office will be open extra hours to assist patrons with their Christmas mailings. The windows will be open until 6 p in starting next monday evening and continuing through dec 23. On saturday Jan. 20, the windows will be open until fat p Iii. Also. Christmas sales running High new York up a Christmas shopping stimulated by cold weath j or and sales promotions was Well j underway this week with total retail Trade volume i to 5 per cent ahead of the similar year ago period. Dun amp Bradstreet reported. Geographically the Best showing was made in the Middle Atlantic and East South Central areas and the poorest showing in new England. Most popular items were menus and women a apparel traditional gifts toys and lamps. Sales of new passenger cars moved up again and volume was close to a year ago. From Washington the Federal Reserve Board reported department store sales in the week ended dec 6 ran 7 per cent ahead of a year ago. While year to Date sales held unchanged. Farmer suffocated figures show Economy gains Washington up Federal Reserve Board figures today offered fresh evidence that the nations Economy is emerging from the recession that gripped it last Winter. The Board reported that Industrial production recorded its biggest increase in five months and construction activity personal income and retail sales soared to record highs in november. The increase in factory mine and Mill activity was credited to a big boost in Auto assemblies plus a widespread gain in manufacturing activity generally. A major Factor in the november increase the Board said Friday was an end to labor strife that slowed Down the production of autos and other items in october. The Reserve Board said its Index of Industrial production based on a 1947-49 average of too. Jumped three Points in november to 141. This was two Points above the november 1957, level and Only four Points below the All time record set in the Boom month of August 1957. Will present oratorio Here and at Burlington Community residents and the Iowa Wesleyan Chon w ill provide j the chorus sunday for bachs Quot Christmas or Richard g. Parker head of the Iowa Wesleyan music department will direct concerts at 3 p. In. In it. Pleasant at the College Chapel and at 8 p. In. In Burlington at the first methodist Church. Soloists will be Robert g. Davis of the inc faculty. Wade Raridon of the Luther College faculty and misses Sharon Davis. Betty Burns. Linda Lamb and Judi Walker All Wesleyan students. Or. R Evan Copley will play the Organ accompaniment. In addition to the College choir members of the chorus include Sylvia Copley Audrey Cushman Catherine Haverhill Laraine Miller Dorothy Nelson Jane Patton Judy Patton Carolyn Shaw Eliza a Beth Stream Karen Stream Alma Vest Gladys Wrath Jayne Willis j Carol Dayton. Cari Ync Mccollum i mrs. Agues Muenzenmeyer Richard i Morse Kenneth Koch or. William i Krotz Earl Nelson Burlington 1 Roberta Rich Crawfordsville opel i Bishop Lockridge Nancy Sandeen i Swedesburg mrs. Harold Reschly i Naomi Anderson Olds Jacqueline Kapp mrs. Allan ring mrs. Dexter i b a r n e a mrs. Herbert bras a a Dorothy Huene Velma madams Pauline Thayer or. And mrs. Warren Steinkraus it. Pleasant. Asks reappraisal of u. S. Relations with red China a favourable report on the ii safety conditions of the it. Pleas ant Public school buildings was j Given by r. J. Strong Deputy state fire marshal following an in pee i Tion of the buildings Here thursday. I in his report to supt. C. A. J Cottrell Strong said he a quite phased with what he found Here and had no suggestions or requests. Ile approved the Type of fire extinguishers that Are being used and. Their locations noted that two stairways Are available at opposite ends of the two Story buildings that j the fire alarm systems Are Satis i factory and that there is fire door Protection. There is special interest in his report relative to Junior High oldest of the it. Pleasant buildings he noted the two stairways and said that the building is equal to the others in fire safety and has safety features that Many buildings constructed in that period do not offer. In conversation Strong said that there is Only one City in the area that equals it. Pleasant s schools in fire safety. Attention of parents and others has been focused on school fire safety since the Chicago school fire tragedy. Supt c. A. Cottrell had reported to the school Board on tuesday evening that he believes the safety of the it. Pleasant Public school buildings rotes High because of these reasons a. The construction of All our buildings makes them As fire proof As possible. B. Buildings Are inspected every year by the state fire marshal. C. Buildings Are Well equipped with the recommended Type of fire extinguishers. D. All buildings have monthly fire drills As required by Law. Search for nose Cone called off prox Tion resumed Keith Garretson left operator of the Garretson firm and Valley industries Here and Don Tozer Are shown at work at the Plant after product Ion had been resumed in a new location on Mccoy Street. The move was made in Quick order after an explosion wrecked their previous location on 34 West of tile City limits. Will present petitions for special City election Troy n. Y up sen. Huj Bort h. Humphrey d Minn called Friday night for a reappraisal of u. S. Relations with red j China and the immediate lifting i of a Quot news blackout Quot on China i Humphrey told the world Al-1 j fairs Council that the muted i states should immediately Tak another look at its position or. I j red China As part of a drive to i counter soviet penetration of i Asia. Africa and the Mideast. He said one of the main find-1 i of his recent trip to Russia and several other european a Pun j i to s was that the soviets a r a carrying out plans for Undene i eloped areas of the world to j degree this country has Quot Only be gun to i this country can no longer Poi nut a news blackout on red Chi a a Humphrey said. Quot we in u it 1 have More facts about the americans had a total of 87 and a half billion dollars in the Bank at the end of 1957, a seven billion Dollar increase in savings during the year Lone tree. Iowa up a Clarence w Anderson 62. Suffocated Friday when he was buried by falling Corn while working in marriage License issued a Corn crib on a farm near Here Anderson was shovelling shelled Corn into a truck on the Victor j Mueller farm when the Corn spilled Over on top of him. Anderson has j i no known relatives in the area a marriage License has been issued at the clerks office in the courthouse to Andrew Jarret Yakle. 22. Wapello and Ruth Idle Stafford in. Of pleasant Davenport druggist killed Davenport. Iowa up Wil. Siam Lage 52. Davenport drug Gist was killed Friday when by a car on a Street Here no charges were tiled against j the Driver Jacques Alger Burd. 39. Bettendorf. Police said lag was hit Ashr walked across a i Street. It was the Lith fatality in Scott county this year deeds recorded for properties the following deeds have been recorded at the courthouse. Howard k Parker and wife to Harold Mcleran administrator for Thomas b. Parker property on South Adams Street Mary p. Sud Duth and husband to Harold f. Mcleran administrator for Thomas b. Parker property on South and j ams. Hazel Miller and husband to Ruth Luth property in Section 13 of Marion township. Myrtle c. Lowe to Norman m. Cloud and wife property in Section 26 of new Lon -1 Don township. Bessie m Miller to Warren Brewster and wife property in Section 24 of Canaan township Virgil w. Hileman and wife to Eugene pile and wife property on Warren and Locust streets. Leo d. Goodyear it a1, to Harold a. Goodyear or and wife property in Section 26 of Wayne town a ship. Leo d. Goodyear it a1, to Helen l. Goodyear property in Section 26 of Wayne township. Melvin e. Smith and wife to m. W. I Doschadis and wife property on a College Avenue. J. Owen Pickard to Roberta j. Praise and husband property in Section 15 of Jackson township. Dwayne a Rohwedder and wife to Delbert l buttery and wife property in Sheaffer addition. Florence m. Mcintosh to Stanley Mcbeth and wife property on East Madison Street. Frank a. and wife to Darrell p Oregon an wife property in Winfield Myrtle w Collins it a1, to Mabel Collins. It a1, property in Section ten of Tippecanoe township. Dale l. Brinkmeyer and wife to Francis c. Bishop and wife property in new London. Paul Brink and wife to Francis c Bishop property in new London o h. Newton and wife to Richard o. And Stanley Walgren property on West Henry Ralph f Wasson to Amy o. New land property in new London Floyd c Stevens and wife to Francene f Peterson property on East Washington John l. And Mildred Chilson to state of Iowa property in Section 19 of Scott township. Albert a Mathews to Elmer g Mathews and visa versa. Property in Section 20 of Marion township. Petitions bearing the required number of signatures will be Prest nit Ai to mayor Wade Mcbeth monday afternoon by the league of women voters asking for a Spe Lal election relative to the method of electing City councilmen. The vote will be on the question of four year terms even though the sentiment May be for three year terms the four year term is necessary. It was pointed out in order to secure the staggered term setup. The method of electing and the length of term if staggered terms Are to be obtained is set Forth in the Iowa code. The code provides Only for a four year term in the staggered term arrangement. After the petitions Are presented to the mayor he has two months to Call the special election. League members Hope that the election will be set for tuesday feb. To mrs. Wynona Garretson president said. The league is offering to provide the election judges and clerks without charge to tile City she said. Hunt killer of Mother 4 children Al Cajon calf. Up a a massive manhunt was underway today for an 18-year-old Quot Friend a of the family believed to have killed a Kotlier and her four Small children in one of the most vicious murder rampages i n son them California history. Mrs. I up Mas Pendergast 3 7, was found shot to death Friday night in the hallway of her suburban san Diego Home. Found in other parts of the House and an adjoining garage were her four children All fatally stabbed and two of them Dise bowled. Temperature winners of Down to to Bonus Bucks the winners in the Bonu Bucks drawing Friday evening were 1st prize Kenneth Wasson r. R. No. 2, it. Pleasant 2nd prize mrs Leroy Manning r. R. No. I Washington 3rd prize Edith Riley. West Point. Or was on would have received $75 in Quot Bomi Bucks Quot had he been inside one of the participating stores a Consolation prize of $10 in Bonus Bucks will by awarded or. Wasson. Or Manning and Edith Riley would a received $25 in Quot Bonus Bucks Quot had they been in one of the participating stores but they will receive $5 in Bonus be in to sign the Quot Bonus Bucks Quot tickets each time you arc in one of the Quot Bonus Bucks Quot participating stores. Next Friday december of there will be a total of $150 in Bonus Bucks first prize will b $100. Second and third prize of $25 Ach be sure to be on hand next Friday to claim the full prize Ca e your name is drown. You muh r bt1 inside one of the 42 participating stores to be Able to claim your Quot Bonus Quot Bonus Bucks Quot Are redeemable at am participating store in it pleasant beginning december 15. Ii a retail stores of it. Pleasant will remain open till 9 00 p. In. Evils runt excluding sunday until local temperature took another nosedive Friday night hitting a Bone chilling Low of ten below Zero on the Federal weather Bureau thermometer. This was three degrees a a warmer than the season s Low set earlier in the we Eek. Lowest temperature reported in the nation was 24 degrees below Zero at Bemidji mum. Baptist choir to present cantata sunday dec 14 at 7 30 p. In. The choir of the first Baptist Church of it pleasant will present their annual Christmas cantata. The cantata is entitled Quot night of miracles Quot with tile words and music written by John w Peterson. Soloists for the cantata will be mrs Jack Warner Soprano Frank Becker Bass Jim French baritone and Norman Asplund Tenor. The Chon will be directed and accompanied by mrs. Norman Asplund the Public is cordially invited to attend. More than 6,600 tons of Mussel Shell were harvested from i ii e Tennessee River last year shipped to Muscatine Iowa and processed into fresh water Pearl buttons. December 24 for your Christmas shopping convenience cafe canaveral i a. Up a a Little Monkey with plenty of stamina was shot 1,700 Miles through space today but apparently died in the interest of science in the waste of the South Atlantic Ocean. Tile Mission was called completely successful de Pite the loss of the Pace traveler. The Monkey named Little old reliable Quot was a passenger in the nose Cone of a Jupiter intermediate Range missile that zipped probably 300 Miles High and then plummeted Back into the Earth s atmosphere at 10,000 Miles an hour. Ships and planes mss crossed the Ocean in the designated Impact Ana South of Martinique for hours looking for the nose Cone and the Little Monkey but finally the search was Given up. Instruments tied to the Monkey and which relayed information Back to Earth proved that prolonged weightlessness is of Little harm to living creatures. There were squawks respite the scientific nature of the flight. Britain s Royal society for the prevention of cruelty to animals said the society Quot views with grave concern and apprehension that monkeys or even any other animal should be used. In these too Brig. Gen. J. A. Barclay commander of the u. S. Army ballistic missile Agency at Huntsville ala., announced that the search for the Monkey had been abandoned. Quot there appears to have been a mishap he said in recovery gear with which the nose Cone Wras fitted. Barclay said army and Navy doctors reported they obtained a highly useful data Quot on the Monkey s physical reactions during the flight. Tel metered data was received for 13.3 minutes of the Brief flight. Measurements were taken of the monkeys heart action blood pressure respiration pulse rate and voice response and of the temperature and pressure in the capsule in which the Monkey Rode. Too Barclay offered no explanation for the failure of the recovery system he said that it had fun ironed a perfectly Quot on three preview flights dating Back to August 1957. The failure in the nose Cone apparently sent it to the Bottom of the Ocean with its Simian passenger. Barclay said earlier tile nose conc landed about 15 minutes after its 3 a. In. C. S. T. Blastoff at a spot about 1,700 Miles Down Range from the Cape canaveral launching site big fire at Waterloo Waterloo. Iowa up a fire roared through a two Story Quarter Block Long business building in the heart of downtown Waterloo in sub Zero weather today demolishing a half dozen Large stores. No injuries were reported 3 children die in fire horses Are so rare on Formosa that a pair of them attracts throngs to the the int zoo i whip of the month Dwight my it Center i it shown re riving the Driver of the month award from mrs. Ruth to Ederer on behalf of the veterans of foreign wars auxiliary. Messer a it. Pleasant school bus Driver was selected for the Honor by a designated committee. Witnessing the ceremony Are Messer s parents or. And or Ernest Messer at the right and supt it 4 Cottrell Brookport i. Up a three children perished in a fire that swept a farm Home near Here Early today. Their father and a sister suffered Burns. Authorities said the victims were the children of or. And mrs buddy Harlan Medley. Medley and his five year old daughter Catherine Are in Massac memorial Hospital at Metropolis. The girls condition was listed As critical. The fire occurred at the medleys farm Home about six Miles Northwest of Brookport. Authorities said mrs. Medley was working at a cafe operated by the medleys Between Metropolis and Brookport at a he time of the fire
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