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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - December 23, 1958, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it. Pleasant news these Days by George e. Sokolsky Christmas in bed there must be hundreds of thousands like me maybe More who look Forward to the great Christmas excitement in bed. There Are Little ones and gown ups and maybe the Little ones have never known a romping dancing Christmas. For this is a merry Holiday for anyone who wants to be merry about it. I had made plans for a Gay rollicking Christmas but then what Are the plans of Little men Here i am in Bod in a Hospital bed. And Here i have been for some time since it was suddenly discovered that another part of me needed repairs. This was a much tougher one than i knew. It turned out to be a major operation the kind one reads about in the newspapers. Frankly i had no idea How much grief i was letting myself in for but then the asking of my opinion was a grand Courtesy. And so for Days i Lay Here be 60 baskets distributed vol. 80, no. 301 it. Pleasant Iowa to Esi a evening december 23, 1958 by Carrier 3<k per week by mail $7.50 per year sixty families will have a brighter Christmas than would have been possible otherwise thanks to the efforts of the Christmas Basket club. Interest was greater in the Basket club this year and Many organizations were represented at the armory tuesday while the baskets were being filled and prepared for distribution through the Day. The National guard and the Moose Lodge gave the project a big assist j through their Advance efforts on collecting and repairing toys. The baskets contain a Complete Christmas dinner including homemade cookies and also an Assort ment of toys. Organizations assisting included the methodist Church the Ameri j can legion auxiliary the vow auxiliary the North Side mothers club the National guard. County welfare organization w.r.c., the Catholic Church Rebekah Lodge. F. Balanced budget democrats doubtful Gas truck blast kills four injures 168 in Texas farm Bureau women install officers new officers of the organization were installed recently. Shown Are from left front to v mrs. Charles Strothman. Mrs. Dale Watts mrs. Milo Mckim m a. Mccabe. Miss Frances Mosher Back Row mrs Theodore Lakey m is. I mrs. R. X. Earnest mrs. Lester m my mrs w t Wright mrs. Loren a it v farm Bureau women so shall Bailey Field Man ild Gabeline mrs Harold my it is mrs Frank Jones 1 and mrs. Roland Launcr. Twixt life and death As they used daughters of Union veterans to say but i knew there had to women of the Moose. Moose. Scout past 228. American War dads and be another Christmas there had to be another morning when we opened the gifts we gave to each other and somehow each one got just the right gift because that is what mothers Are for. Q a mothers Are those wonderful creatures who have a husband in a Hospital a son. At College who must not become too upset about ins father a daughter with All the problems of growing into womanhood and yet who somehow manage everything so that no one is without a sense of the fitness of tilings. That. Too. Has something to do with Christmas with the eternity and Beauty of motherhood in a world of sidewalks and of counting machines where the softness and gentleness of life disappear be fore the fierce struggle for existence. A Christmas in bed is not As much fun As Christmas in front of a the Henry county women a committee met at the farm Bureau rooms for the december meeting and for installation of officers monday afternoon de i auxiliary and Encampment Auxin camber 15 Lary. Devol Speaks at rotary club backs school plan it was decided to punch ise 6 Metal chairs for the farm Bureau rooms with the bake off and White elephant Sale Money k clubs Are described at kiwanis meeting injuries fatal to h. Avery prof. Lentz Devol head of the physics department of Iowa Wesleyan College was the guest speaker at the monday night meeting of Circle k clubs As snap ored by kiwanis clubs were described by it. Gov. Wilbur Capps of Carthage mrs. Theodore Eckey county 111., and Andy Hodges also of chairman gave awards to the Carthage at the kiwanis meeting women that had attended each monday evening county committee meeting this past these clubs Are composed of men year. Those receiving the awards m College and Are a service of were mrs. Clark Burns mrs. A animation. Emphasis was Given to in a it r West were died Urles suffered in a one cat on Highway 34 four Miles Iel of it pleasant on dec. 11 fatal to Harry Avery. 63. He sunday evening at 8 30 at m .1.1 he Lal. Dale Watts mrs. W. T. Wright mrs. Loren Johnson and mrs. Charles Strothman mrs Eckey the rotary club held at the Brazel had also attended All of the meet ton . Prof. Devol talked on atomic Energy. He gave a Brief explanation the chairman of Agi of chemical and atomic reactions culture our business mis. Frank and what happens when reactions Jones with the township hair take place. Following the talk the Raen 01 agriculture our business speaker conducted a question and Anc pm ans were made Foi a bake answer period. Washington up it key con grf tonal democrats today openly questioned the ability of president Eisenhower to balance the new Federal budget at 77 billion dollars without a general tax increase. The chairmen of the Senate finance and House appropriations committee accepted Eisenhower a announced goal of ending mountainous Federal deficits As admirable but they doubted that uni Sam would take in enough extra Revenue to do the Job in fiscal 1960. I he president although lie pro i posed increased defense spending promised he would not ask for a general tax hike. He said the budget will Call for higher postal rates and gasoline taxes however. In a direct Challenge to the Strong democratic Congress to refrain from heavy new spending Eisenhower issued the rare Bud preview monday nearly a month Belore it was scheduled to go to Capitol Hill. It will be a balanced budget a the president said. A revenues and expenditures will be in the general area of 77 billion the chief executive said reduce turns 111 total spending expected to pass 80 billion dollars this i the rotary club gave unanimous approval to the proposed it. Pleasant school District reorganization tree or at a table stuffing oneself after a Short discussion with All the goodies one can top new brochure on the pro think of buying. But Christmas imposed reorganization was distribute Christmas wherever it is and one de by principal George Stanley can remember in kindliness All this led to the discussion the ask the project Here monday evening with the Hope that a Circle k club can be started at Low a Wesleyan. At the conclusion of the talk. President j. Raymond Chadwick of Low a Wesleyan w As asked to comment during the question period. He expressed his favourable attitude towards having such a club at Iowa Wesleyan and also discussed the failure of the previous attempt. Or. Kapps who will be succeeded As lieutenant governor of the Divi following the committee meet Sion by or. Frank Coles of me ing the officers for the coming year pleasant is the new District Circle were installed by mrs. Theodore k chairman. Hodges will be the Avery whose Home was at new lab Don. Was driving Westward and did not turn at a slight curve. The car moved to the left Side of the i Hway tia eled along the hour j year. Would be accomplished in Dei and into the Grade ditch strik the new budget partly by ending of temporary programs in agn in the end of a Culvert. The car off using farm products in january. In each township. E key. Man. The retiring county Fluur division chairman. John Carter of my. Pleasant will be on the District committee. Denis Jones president elect of the those who Are More fortunate and ing of some questions about the i Strothman county chairman mrs.1 Kocaj dub inet but h lbs new Board with a tear those who Are not so Rector set up in the proposed Dis j Dale Watts county vice chair a a directors following the meet. Those installed were mrs. Charles Well off for this one learns in a Hospital no matter How badly off one May be there is always someone who is viewed before the rotarians pre strict a few other questions and Man mrs. Milo Mckim. County Qynn a a Means president of the then the favourable vote. The re j publicity special chairmen mrs. Club this Vear be Secretary the organization plan had been re for x Earnest know ing and in j coming Var in worse shape it will not be Long before i am out and again enjoying piously by supt. C. A. Cottrell Floyd Willis formerly of it. The Freedom of leg Motlon but j pleasant now living in puerto there Are some for whom that Rico was a visiting rotarian at the Hope is no More. They have run meeting and presented the club their course that too has its com with a Flag of his club pens Lions perhaps. But for those guests at the meeting were Rob who face such Days there must be Ert Clark son of prof. Paul Clark son a bleakness if 111 nothing else Tom Turner. It. David Kern son and then in absence. I in Law of Willard Jensen Barry de standing farm Bureau mrs. Frank Jones. Agriculture our business and mrs. Lloyd Myers citizenship. The township chairmen Are mrs. Don Gabeline Canaan mrs. Harold Mccabe. Center mrs. Ronald Lauer Marion miss Frances Mosher Jack mrs. Loren Johnson Scott mrs. Lester Moul Trenton. Living costs at new Peak remained upright. He i survived by two children Elwood Avry of Denmark and mrs. Vivin to septer of Birmingham and a brother Pearl Avery of it. Pleasant also by six grandchildren. Ii was a retired Farmer a will be held at the Wallen funeral Home in Burlington wednesday afternoon at one o clock. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cermet n in the Iowa ordnance Plant area. Culture unemployment insurance and housing. Savings in this category were estimated at upwards of $2,500,000,000. Life sentence of Burlington Man commuted May agree to airline truce an All time Peak set 111 july mrs. Arthur Conard. New London government reported today but let us be merry among our Carls Iowa Wesleyan student to and mrs. Roger Mcguire. Jefferson increased costs of new cars family and friends. For merriness tarian and Ronald Wikel is where one can find it. And Here school student rotarian. It is to be found on Christmas j Day for any me who wants it. That is what the Day has merriness and gaiety and gratitude. And each can take As much or As Little of these As his heart desires. High local woman found lying on floor critically ill in Ethel Garretson has gone to Oklahoma City okla. After re been Tel cd in the midst of strength living word that her Mother. Mrs. The world s two Marjorie Van Hon. Had suffered a i have in much to be merry for and grateful for. Twice now i have Des Moines up a a Bur j Lington Iowa Man who served 29 years of a life sentence for Raur j Dei received a commutation of his j sentence today from gov. Herschel c. Loveless. The commutation of the life term to 90 years will make John Vaughn 67, Burlington eligible new York up american1 parole. Airlines announced today it has a i Loveless acted on the sentence Cepter a Trine proposal by the a j upon the recommendation of the tonal mediation Board chairman Iowa parole Board. The governor which could end the four Day pilots a d he will not commute a Large i. Ike. Washington it up living j if the pilots agree to the truce j Mas a a costs Rose in november to equal the airline would go Back into of j of feet years. T ration As soon a possible and details of a contract settlement would a muting the sentences As the a be worked out under a formula pro k e Board makes its recommendations rather than saving them a a a a a for the Christmas period. Vaughn was sentenced to life 111 1 revived the mediation Board proposal and Quot we Are considering it. The number of life terms this Christ has been traditional in Loveless said he has been com Assn. Were not present. At the dose of sent the consumer Price Index up 1 posed by the Board the installation mrs. Clark Burns 2 of 1 per cent to 123 9 per cent the air line Pilot presented mrs Eckey with a Lovely of average 1947-49 Price. After quarters in Chicago said it had re gift for her kindnesses and Lead hitting the Peak in july the Index Reship during the past year As declined in August and then held county chairman. Steady for two month before go ing up again in november Eva Clague commissioner of labor statistics said the Index a in a reasonable balance a however and predicted no major increases in costs through next Spring and fortitude by greatest killers and i have come through each one alive and if More Humble surely More valiant in the Battle for the lord in this Era of materialism i do not know what has happened since i came into. 1,-a help herself. She had been on the this place to be pricked and pushed and filled with someone else s cerebral Hemmer rage at Oklahoma City mrs. Van hons condition had been More critical because of the Many hours she was alone in a Home lying on the floor unable to Eaily following this All of the ladies were served Coffee eggnog and Christmas cookies from a beautifully appointed table in the Motif and colors of the Holiday season. The serving committee were mrs. R x Earnest mrs. Lloyd Myers mrs. Clark Burns mrs. Frank Jones and mrs. Charles Strothman. Theft in break in at farm Home prison after being convicted of second degree murder in the shooting of another Man Holly Mcclure Shepler. Huron. Iowa. He was sent to prison in 1929. Brownsfield Tex it up a burning butane Gas transport truck exploded with a blinding Flash monday night killing Lour persons and injured 168 spectators watching firemen fight the Blaze. At least 15 of the injured were believed in critical condition. Police capt Zane Williams said flames shot 150-200 feet in the air and the explosion rocked his car As he raced to the scene just inside the City limits of Tiiu. West Rexius town Terry county Hospital said it admitted 63 injured into its 40-bed building and treated and released 90 More other victims were rushed to Lubbock 40 Miles to the North cast. Methodist Hospital at Lubbock estimated it had at least 15 injured seven of whom were admitted. Among the dead was fire Marshall Jim Cousineau and Terry county sheriff James Fulford who was peering into the truck when it exploded amazing escaped with non serious Burns. The tremendous explosion the second in a series of two blew out windows All Over town and destroyed the front part of a tilling station the Only Structure near the blast. The fire started after the butane truck collided with a pickup truck on a four Lanc Highway on the Southwest Edge of brow afield. The first explosion was not believed to have injured anyone but the second coming about 15 minutes later erupted in the faces of firmen and spectators capt William said he had been called from Home and was racing t o to 1 e 5 his or mile. A a the gone when the blast rocked at a distance of half a i got there people were a it i nil Quot a everywhere and hollering for help. There were Little spots of tire around but the explosion blew out most of it. There were cars Wheeling around All Over the place moping the Center curb and darting around trying to get people to the Hospital a i drove Down the Highway and stopped four people running Down the Road. I took them to the Hospital and made three or four More trips before i got sick from the smell and had to quit Quot Williams said. The explosion knocked out the town s Power and there was no electricity for More than an hour. Law officers and civic officials were searching frantically for cots end Beds As the injured Lay m the Halls and leaned against Walls in the Terry county Hospital at Browns eld. All its 40 Beds and its extra cots were in use Long before the flow of injured ceased. The dead ill addition to , included the truck Driver Ruben Johnson of Lubbock and fireman Wayland Parker. The fourth victim was not immediately identified. Held to grand jury on Omvik charge Pope appeals for Quot Unity and peace Quot Earl f Locke new London waived preliminary hearing in Justice George Means court tuesday afternoon 011 a charge of operating a motor vehicle while he was intoxicated and was bound Over to the grand jury Bond was set at $375 and was posted. Locke was arrested by City police last saturday. Vatican City up a Pope John Xxiii in his first Christmas message to the world appealed today for a Unity and Quot the commemoration of the birth of Jesus does not cease to renew each year the announcement of the same doctrine and the same tone Unity and peace Quot he said in his 3.000 word message. Rountree reports to president blood. And it matters Little for we Are nearing armageddon when those who Aie to be chosen must be counted but this. I do know a merry Christmas for you and for yours and May it be among the happiest you have known. Copyright 1958, King features Syndicate inc.1 Waterloo girl Accident victim floor from saturday until monday it was believed. Neighbors noticed that there had been no activity at the Home that of her sister mrs. Steadman Over Llie week end and on monday morning went to Tine residence and forced their Way in they found her 111 serious condition with her rightie paralysed. Mrs. Van Hon had gone to Oklahoma to be with her sister who is quite ill and is in a Hospital. Expect 6.000 in Jerusalem 18 buried As Grotto collapses the Larm Homo of Henry Miller it rated four Miles Northeast of it pleasant was broken into monday Washington up a assistant ight and some jewelry and a pair Secretary of state William Roun f shoes were taken Entrance was tree reported to president by prying open a rear win Hower today 011 the Middle East Brussels it lip an under of. Mild weather predicted for Christmas Day Waterloo Iowa up a one teenager was killed and three others injured Here late monday by up mild weather for Christmas Day night when their car skidded on was predicted today by the Iowa Jerusalem Jordan it la pit officials predicted today the bluest influx of Christmas pilgrims to the holy City in ten years they estimated some 6.000 persons would come to the ancient City of Jerusalem for the current dark passageway Western Christmas and the greek and armenian celebrations in january. More than 4,000 persons were expected from the neighbouring Arab countries Europe the United states and South America. About 3.000 of through the Mandelbaum Gate from Israel including foreign diplomats. Members of the Christian ground Grotto in a Corner of Bel aim collapsed today apparent wiping out part of a group of Vul lagers collecting mushrooms of a Christmas dinners eighteen were buried an feared dead. The broken Bod an 8 year old girl was the 1 1 to be recovered from the humid of the Grotto. The jewelry included earrings 1 Pearl necklace and other items. The Millers left Hom it at 5 pm monday and when they returned Ai 10 . Discovered the theft county authorities were called to invest Iraq Gate. Tries situation with special reference to Iraq s efforts to maintain its shaky Independence against communist and pro Nasser pressures. Rountree just Back from a two week a Slact finding trip to and other Middle East coun talked with the president Farmers get about half an hour. White House by avoiding reporters. He left the a Side door a Welcome Brownie a this picture taken a few months ago when Brownie was about to Depar to return to Iraq with from right David Danny and John Rogers could be reversed and Given a new title now a Quot Welcome Brownie a for Brownie arrived bark in the states and at Home Here monday tardily hut no less appreciated. Morrell reports Good year More for products renew efforts to Settle strike Ottumwa Iowa up of them will Cross vials of John Morrell amp co. Packers said today the fiscal a it which just ended produced the a highest sales in the company s Community m Israel and israeli history Washington up Farmer received More Money for their products in the fir t 11 months of this year but rising costs it their buying Power unchanged the agriculture department reported today. Department eco Onu a it Aid a tin icy Street hit another parked car and then slammed into a tree. Arabs who Are christians loses Carrier collection Pouch weather Man. The temperatures dropped a lit dead was Joanne Baugher 15, tie today from the warm readings Waterloo. She was dead on a of monday when the warmest spot rival at a local Hospital in the state. Council Bluffs had 57 the Driver of the car Robert degree weather. The lowest Max Messerer 16. Waterloo was listed mum Reading monday was 37 at disappearance of his Carrier in serious condition Here today j Dubuque collections for the Des Moines while two other passengers Jerry i the weather wont change much Register has darkened the Christ Hyde 15, and Patricia Stiles 15, j through the Holiday thursday. It Mas Outlook for Robert Koch both of Waterloo were reported will be a Little Cloudy with readings j fourth grader and son of Rev and in fair condition 1 in the 30�?Ts and 40�?Ts. Mrs Alton Koch. Police said Messerer a car Slid the Weatherman said there was Roberts Money Pouch containing to the left into the parked car on j a slight Chance of a few Snow about $7 50 disappeared while h w w Mccallum Chicano in Dent of the firm said in a rep it it to shareholders that per so earnings for the year ending no 1. 1958, would approx in $2.80 per share. He said last year the Compaq paid Only 62 cents per share. In cars Cash receipts or cent from the957. January Nove 1 seipts ales product totalled a to 00, with average marketing both up cent. Member it of Allut $30. Price s about be up u period of ush in fart do .000.-a n d 6 per a residential Street and then trav showers along the Northern Border eled 45 feet More before hitting of the state tonight but the Snow the tree. J would be Light was 011 his route collecting. Return of the Money by any one finding it v ill be greatly appreciated it. Pleasant stores will be open tonight new York up Federal mediators stressing the costliness of n a York s newspaper w walkout on the City s Economy renewed their efforts today to end the truck Drivers strike which has forced the suspension of nine dailies. Two marriage licenses two marriage licenses have been issued at the clerks office in the courthouse. They went to Randal Hoyt Rickey 21 Manitou Springs colo., Iid Roberta Idelie Earnest 19, now London and Phillip Neal Swallum 22. Sioux Falls s dak., and Joyce Ann Pulver 24, it. Pleasant. Munich Germany celebrated its 800th anniversary this year. There will be no gifts under the christinas tree More appreciated than was the sight of Brownie to David Rogers and his Mother. Mrs. Kendig Rogers too in Chicago monday. For you see Brownie accustomed As he is to Ocean hopping by plane had become lost m London and for a time it appeared that Brownie would never be seen again in Igine a Little Brown dog Loose and without a master in a Cuy of seven million persons and no one knows How Many dogs. That was Brownie and the chances of finding him were dim. There was More to to. Story than the lass of a dog. There was a Promise by David s or ther some months ago that Brownie would be coming along with her to the states if David would be Brave and return alone irom Iraq to it. Pleasant to enter school. Unsettled conditions 111 Iraq made it advisable for David to come ahead then after several weeks his Mother and Brothers. John and Danny a and Brownie a boarded a plane to return to the states leaving Kendig to look after Hii irrigation canal construction project in Iraq. Brownie Rode in his Basket again in his third Ocean plane trip. In London As the Transfer was made to m one plane o another the Basket was carried by a plane representative. When it Wras handed aboard the next plane Brownie was a gone. A hurried search was made the plane departed without Brownie j there followed numerous communications in the succeeding Days and i finally a message from the airline that Brownie had been found. He was put aboard a plane after quarantine requirements were met and arrived in Chicago monday could there be a mistake would it be Brownie those were haunting questions As David and his Mother arrived at customs in Chicago. When David saw Brownie and when Brownie saw David there was j no doubt
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