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VOL. LXXI—No. 303
THE MT PLEASANT NEWS
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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 29 1911
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
By Paul Mallow
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Railroads Will Continue To Operate
$150,000 Fire In Vinton Plant
They’ll Do It Every Time
By Jimmy Hatlo
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DON’T BELIEVE ME.' CALL THAT WORKING VT’fa I A MC UCD... UC I ie rw.V I
Good Reports on Christmas Seal Sale
WASHINGTON — A VOUNG LAWVER FRIEND of mine in the southwest decided to enter politics a. a caic r. He started the right way. at the bcttcm, getting himself elected to a counts board of supervisors.
Poultry, Eggs Destroyed in Blaze
DON’T BELIEVE KIM WWE nj HE IS TELLING THE ’RUTH'
ME DONT WOCK-
Vinton, Iowa <INS>—Damage was estimated at around $150,000 in a fire of | undetermined origin that destroyed the At once, however, he raised she tax main plant of the Vinton Produce Carnie vy on all real estate in the county, pan) at the east edge ol Vinton today, i caused an inciease in the valuations In the ok?, were a quarter million and Just about doubled the tax bill on pounds of tires ed poultry worth around all the people. I thought that would $60,000 and $20,000 worth of eggs lump his political career practically in eluding those in two leaded freisnt car.?, embryo But, immediate!*., he ran that abo were burned. Much of the
THE BOSS, WHY or* 'TCMA,|| late gas SO MOCW, Va ^v/EQ BRINGS HOME ' I HE JUST MAKES Awin HIM ? I JI* AV. Y> MIS SHOT AN SHELL ff CME2.TIME gelt. )\ A LOT OF >
HE TELLS HER HE 7 C
AND ASK HI YI ? uKAY, y OKAY - I’M NOT vVORKIn’ j LATE-I’M OUT WITH A /
Blonde — now are you \
SATISFIED ? DON’T WAIT .
just gets supper.
Reminders Mailed In County This Wedk
Scheduled Walkout Of Men Cancelled
UP FOP. ME "OKAY" OKAY ' 60 HOME YO UP- MOTHER.
y/w .. p£S still *
7’WAV AHEAD FOR. j All TwE TiMES HE I DID PUT (TOVERON \ HIS OLD LADY**
for the tate legislature, and wa? elect-ed almost unanimous!)
Both he and I found that not a single taxpayer resented or remembered
predate, prestfmabiy all, was destined for the armed service* on lend-lease.
There was hope that at .east patt of thq, dressed poultry .n large insulated
his permanent doubling of their cost freezing rooms might ce saved a .d fire-cf living in his community, but a small men dealing away the smouldering de-
gtoup Of individuals who e lands we:e benefitted bv building a >ewer through their property, the:et) Increasing Its \alu“. and certain farmers who obtained county roads through their property, clearly remembered his work in their Interests- development of the county I suppose they would call it —and they whopped up almost unanimous eel timent for him.
It was somewhat .startlit.g for me to realize tivat this peculiar rendition of American pc. lith * appl.c government as a whole
bus were pi eparmg for inspection.
In a pe: lim mary estimate, manager L E Whitcomb . aid the equipment and plant loss might run around $7') -OOO *o $80,000.
The blaze was di.-covercd at 2 OO a rn. appair nil} having started in the middle oi the building and swept rapidly through the two and three story frame and brick structure.
F remen confined the blaze to tile ,o the federal! one building except that two freight I have never cars loaded with eggs were destroyed
known a congressman to ce defeated un a -pur beside toe plaint,
for vooting a tax upon his people Hun- The company is a subsidiary of Indented* have been elected because they pendente Produce Company of Indesucceeded in getting federal expend!- pendence, Iowa and employed about
lures for several people of their district. IOO person* 9
a war contract for one road, schools,' Manager Whitcomb aid ne wa. not
Crack Muskie Team Heats Locals
WOMAN STRICKEN WHILE TRAVELING; DIES
Wier Leads Scoring In League (.ame
appropriation, for other
informed on how completely the plant and : tuck were covered by insurance
I HAT MI ANS A HIM MAN. or a
prudent one <v»ii hardly sue'ceti except by accident under our political system as now practiced. Success obviously acquires the levying of ever increasing tribute upon all the poop * lur the bt iipfi* of the few
Is this not the defect of UU political era? Indeed, is it not the main cause of our fundamental political troubh ?
This current practice of government started only 20 '.ears or *o aro when political leaders discovered that the use cl the automobile and the building of good roads contained a • uxe-fire political formula People would pay high taxes, thev discovered would be saddled with great debts in their cities, states, and federal governments, in return for the convenience and pleasure of driving over the country on hard roads
No- until then did any government dare levy taxes of more than a minor inconsequential nature upon its people;
to have been fought in resistance of a miner stamp tax
Death Claims Mrs. Wm. Brownell
Survived By All of Her Nine Children
Playing a superior Musuaar.e team the ML Pleasant high -':hcol quintet was downed game on th ning.
The Mi. Pleasant bey. classed, played good ball half. Even so, they could not offset the crack shooting of the Muscatine forwards. Wier and Ma > n. and dropped behind bv a .sizeable margin by the time the half ended.
Trouble i i Third Muscatine continued with speed and accuracy in the third period while MI. Pleasant weakened. The Panther shots
Mis. Mary Ann Gray. 81. cf Centerville, stricken iii near Mt. Plea-.ant while or. a motor trip died at the Memorial ho-pital here Sunday morning.
The bod)- was taken to the Cockes Funeral Home and later removed to
Rise up 'N righteous wrath when WiFEY
DOESN’T BELIEVE J
ks Good old Ajbi.
ThAnx To GEO.BOYLE, verona, N. J
One (hange In County Offices
Walter Crane Will Succeed George Wilmeth
Returns in the Christmas seal sale have teen very encouiaging, Henry! county workers in the worthwhile effort . leport. Reminders were sent out this I week urging persons to buy the seals in \ even larder amounts than last year. J
In Henry county there were an es- 1 amated 33 cases of tuberculosis in 1942. eight cf Which wore new cases discovered during the year. There were five deaths from the disease rn the county that year.
It is evident there is stil a tuberculin^ prob.em despite the advancement made ii. finding eases early and giving early t.eatment. When the boys return from the service, there may be an in-! crease :n the number of cases, inter-j cited nelsons have pointed out also. (The mere money available Lorn the Christmas seal sale, the more that can I ce done rn the fight against he cnsea,-.e.
Announcement Made after Long Conference
With County Men and Women In The U. S. Service
■st rn aa
Pvt. Jack Settei berg. 17113021. Co. B.
292nd Eng. Combat Bn . Camp Butner, North Carolina.
Private Gayle VV. Huston is now lo-
W8shington, D. C. (INS)—All danger of a strike holding up continuous operation of the nation’s lailroads was removed today when the war department and leadeis of the three “hold-cut ’ operating unions announced that a waik-out scheduled for 6:00 a. rn. tomorrow had been cancelled.
Th s announcement came from the war ciepar.ment after a long conference r.etveen Lieut. General Brehon Som-frvcr, nom operating the railroads for the government and the presidents of tie three bi ethel hoed* — firemen, Wit hmen ai d conductors.
Shortly afterward;? the scene shifted to the white haute where the union chieftains and Sanervell went to confer with war mobilizer Jamo. F Byrnes this afternoon.
The white house conference will deal with final arrangements on their unsettled wage case which provoked the strike order which lasted until nearly I oon today in the face of government cperation of the roads.
Other operating and non-operating brotherhood.? previously had agreed to President Roosevelt’s arbitration and wage differences.
The announcement that the three
With the conclusion of tnt year, one cated at Camp Lee, Virginia.
Centerville where the funeral was held change will take place in the county r\
40 to 17. ii. a Little Six Tuesday. Afflicts. The term of George Wilmeth, LL Gl.n Hultquist, Liberal, Kansas, unions had finally capitulated .o presi-
iocai floor 'I ;• day e*e- Mrs. Gray and her daughter, Beuiih. member of the board the last nine spent Chustmas eve and Christmas day dcnta! nemanas that they go back to
weir on the way to Davenport Friday years, expires and he will be succeeded with his parents.
while out- to spend Christmas with her sen. WB- I by Walter Crane cf southwest of Mt. *
in the first lie Gray. who ha- been in a hospital, Pleasant, elected at the last general
Mr. Crane has been making preparations to take over the new work the last few weeks. He has attended some of the sessions of the board and also a district meeting of county officers.
there Her husband died in 1943
Mrs. Laura Craver Taken Bv Death
work and accept arbitrat.on came from the war department. The formal an-Emsign Me’vin Bergere rn is spend- ™uncement said ** *'as a Joint staging a two weeks’ leave with his wife ment from Secretary of War Stimson,
and "the1 relatives General Somervell and the heads cf the
» three unions.
days with his parents. Mr
Vernon Swan, AS V-12 U S
wive has been spending a few Convoy of 77
Ships at Gibraltar
Mrs. William Brownell. 81 year oh died at her home at 913 East Madison street this afternoon at 12:30 after ani were net too frequent and then were .ims- of ll weeks Her husband, who hurried while Muscatine dropped in was 84 preceded her rn death four | counters with some regularity and con.
Former Local Woman Was Retired Missionary
Al! cf Iv.r nine children survive. They arc: Mr" Robert Ford. Sr . Mrs Mar’? Ingwer.cn. Mrs Emma Mitt? Mrs Bertha Burley, Mrs Elsie Woodsman and Andrew Browner: all of M*
tinued to build up a lead.
Mrs Laura G Craver, who would have b^en 91 years cid in February.1 At the end of the first quarter, the djec; a^ tbe nome of her son, Wilbur j
Muskie* were ahead, 13 to 8, at the craver at Monroe Tuesday afternoon
half 23 to 12. Mt. Pleasant faded to at 1;30 Pf*
make a field goal in the thud period The bodv will be brought to Mfc*j
Pleasant and a service will be held at
Relax Restrictions On U se of Airports
The civil aeronautics admin!.'tration has relaxed wartime restriction* affect ing the operations of civil airports a* other Iowa cities and towns.
Henceforth, it no longer will b
LU;: .up'J“ noosed Frlday- The 'xx**' is at the Crane PU* more players experience and Mt. Pleas- after serving in that capacity returned necessary to maintain special guard
indeed, the revoiu on is .-pf ----* ant an effort to find someone who ^ :vIt pieasant where she resided until service or requiie clearances for all ar-
couid do some scoring. Mt. Pleasant about six years ago when she went to riving and departing planes, picked up four points in the period lbe bcme 0f ber son Wilbur, to reside One other son. Fred Craver of Harvey. IIL, survives.
He also has been making some ad- Oscar Swan, left Wednesday morning justments in his farming plans so that to return to officer * training school at he can devote the required time to the Parkville. Mo. supervisor position. Mr Wilmeth ex-
peds to continue to reside on his farm Lt. Roger S. Galer has recently been in the Salon vicinitv appointed Trial Judge Advocate at Ft.
--Jackson, S C. In this assignment he
will act as pro-ecuting attorney on cases brought before the Special Courts Martial. Previously he had been serving as defense counsel.
London, England 'INS)—The German DNB agency quoting a Madrid dispatch said today that an allied convoy of 77 ships has arrived at Gibraltar from the Atlantic. Most of the vessels were described as IC.OOO ton craft.
and made only one free throw, Mus-Pleasant; Milo Browntail of Agency caline added 14 points in the period j c0okes Funeral Home Friday aft-
Velma Richardson of Burlington and lead 37 to 13. emoon at 2:30 Burial will be at For-
Edrh Molander of Winfield There Many >ubs est Home cemetery,
are no brothers or -aster Both coaches substituted frequent Iv Mrs. Craver was a missicnary in
The funeral will be held sometime in the final quarter, Muscatine to give South America for many years and
THE FORMl LA EXPANDED ilk* a balloon, until the government fur-, pished more and more funds for more and more convenience* for people, increasing taxes and debts apace These expenditure.' were found to furnish good business to contractors, road building concerns, brick manufacturers, and even to labor, and thus has been justified the theory that the government has a primary right to a part of
Leslie Hill Of Near Rome Dies
while MU'Catine added three. The scoring:
Mt. Pleasant Cottrell, f .........
Suffered Relapse After Having Influenza
Pounds, c Anderson. Donald, g Shelley, f
Leslie Hill. 33. died at Memorial lr -
pital this morning at 5:30 after suffer-1 Growl
ing a relapse from influenza. He was Bittie
brought into the hospital Tuesday a man’s income even before he gets it evening ; Scarff
'withholding tax.! |-rill. who resides with his sister.
To get elected to the presidency, or £bzabetb on tbe former Pence place,J
Will Close At Usual Friday Time Dec. 31.
Managers were advised, however, to keep some vital part of the motor under lock when plane* are staked out in the open in their field: in the absence of guards.
Airports to which announcement* cf the dissolution cf restrictions were sent are located as follow*: Burlington. Washington, Cedar Rapids. Dubuque. De Moines. Davenport. Iowa City. Muscatine. Waterloo '2), Marshalltown. Le Mars. Estherville, Mason City, Ft. Dodge. Algona, Spencer. Spirit Lake,
Pvt. John Logan of Camp White.
Oregon, is enjoying a ten day furlough with h.s wife, also his mother. Mu-Gertrude Logan.
William Scully writes that he ha* been promoted to fireman fir t class.
He stated also that he had lost part of the middle finger en the left hand.
Bombers Attack Airfields Near Rome
Algiers. Algeria (INS)—Strong force* of allied and medium fighter bombers supporting Anglo-American ground forces in Italy heavily attacked four German held airfields around Rome, an offic.al communique from headquarters revealed today.
The finger was caught in a hatch doer Jjj Aerinal Combat
Pvt. James E. Myers returned to Fort Crook. Nebr., Monday evening sfter
spending the Christmas holidays he c with his wife and other relatives.
.stationed at Camp Dodge, arrived heme tor Christmas vacation. While here Im had a relapse of the flu for which he
Mt. Pleasant retail stores will be Centerville. Jefferson. Mt Pleasant, unable to return to his station.
With a Thunderbolt Interceptor Force in New Guinea (INS) (December 28-Delayed) — Brilliant aerial defensive tactics which have vuthstood repeated forceful enemy sky assaults for mere than 48 hours were credited today as a
Watts, who ha- been primary factor in the unparalleled successes achieved by the United States marines at Cape Gloucester.
As pitched dog fights over the newest had been in the hospital, and has been SLene American landings on New
even to congress, it has been customary j of R~me w as never married Brier ambitious men to contrive new
proposal* of expenditure? never mentioning taxes, rarely suggesting prudent management, and even when they do. agreeing to vote for private, personal expenditures to other groups, thus nullifying their primary intentions.
Other players: Shook. McBeth. Muscatine Mason, f ..........
clc*ed on Saturday. New Year’s day, In Columbus Junction. Ames. Pocahontas, a vote taken earlier in the year, the Clarion. Clarinda. Atlantic. Council FC FT PF TP merchants favored the closing on the Bluff . Lisbon, Marion. Moneta. and
the son of Mr of Salem.
and Mrs. W. B.
sides the sister, two brothers. Homer
and John, survive, His parents were Wier, f ................. 7
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hill. Whitelcy. c ............ I
The funeral will be held at the Havemann, g .......... I
White Oak church Friday morning at Miller, f ............... 0
IO 30. The body is at the Cookes Fu- Levitt ................... I
neral Home. Roelle .................. 0
------ Kroger ..................0
12CAN A NATION SURVIVE as sum ( . ryr FCT A TE
an ever expanding balloon? Obviously, J* r 1 & u.ilnlt
tbe expansion cannot contin* much [ PROPERTY IS SOLD fuither in the face of the $200,000.-000.000 or more federal debt we are accumulating.
What should be done about it? The answer must lie in Hic field oi making the politician strive to be prudent, by creating conditions which will make it to his personal advantage.
I* irst necessary step is an awakening of the taxpayers to the facts of government life. When they see anti know these, they may find avenues for expressing themselves. Leagues of tax-navels have gained
against the invisible and impregnable (Crippled the German ba ttlcship Soham-
po’itical stone wall. . f„
\ league of all the taxpayers of the ^ruction off toe northern coast of Nor.
country might be able to exert a power .way. an ce witness account reaching
commensurate with that of class groups Stockholm disclosed today
seeking expenditures, but it would have C0fe efficient, experienced, well-known lave baen classified in I A and i
tc be wisely organized and led by sin- pe0ple Selective Service here.
17 The merchants also voted to close
4 .at the usual Friday closing* hour on 3 New Year's eve. *
0 The post office wii be clO'ed^and
5 there will be no mail deliveries, rural
0 or city. Box patrons wil be served and
1 special de’iveries will be delivered, also 40
BELIEVES CONGRESS WILL ENACT VOTE BILL
Will Seek Repeal
Of State Income Tax German Fleet
Britain island entered the third day. a single Thunderbolt unit accounted ior 53 of the latest type Japanese I; mber, and fighters destroyed Not one United States air craft or pilot was lo t due to enemy action.
Washington. D C. (INS)—Frank C.
C unt il Bluff-. Iowa. (IN3>- Sonata DeVere Watson, republican of Cjun^il
Suffers Another Loss
London, El gland (INS)—The
balker, chai!man of the democratic Eluff, tcday he pjanned to seek man fleet suffered its second major dra-
The Gills Insurance Agency reports the sale of tile J. W. Fye estate property. 307 North Adam: street, to Floyd and Mabel Lane. Tile Lanes bought this for a home and have moved into it.
DIRECT HIT ON TURRET CRIPPLED SHIP
Other players: ProfTit, Rick. McKee,
1 Chamberlain, Day.
Freshmen Win Mt. Pleasant high school freshmen defeated the Mf. Pleasant Junior High team ;n a preliminary game, 23 to ll. The fieshmen led. 6 to 2, 12 to 2, and 18 to 9 by quarters.
Batino scored 8 point* Hants ll and Welcher 4. Other freshmen players v ere Stull, MuXiev and Strothman. For Junto! high team. Welcher and
mails will be dispatched as usual national committee expressed belief to. ^ rPpeaj 0f tbc income tax
As has been the custom in the past, day that congress will enact a com- at tlu. sp?Cjaf legislative cession citied the Mt. Pleasant News will not be pub- promise soldiers vote bill shortly after by Governor B B. Hickenlooper for
Not Candidate For Vice-President
.econvening on January 10th.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS !may FILL VACANCY
I The session is called primarily I r levying the election laws t make i possible fcr men and women in t ’ ■ armed services to vote.
D s Moines. T wa. (INS' Governor B B. Hi ck “n looper told h> news conference today I hat. be is "net a candi-
Stockholm. Sweden <INS) — A direct hit on her control turret presumably little headway) from the drcadnaught, Duke of York, crippled (lie German battleship Soham-horst and paved the "way for her de-
Myers made 4 each and Billie 3. Other date for the vice-presidency ’ Hi
I*Dyers were R( ti). Scarff, Seeley, Jeam bey, Papa John and Bacine.
BASKETBALL SCORES Mus ati. e 4i‘ MI. FU rs-uit 17 Ottumwa 3-, Burlington 27
statement followed e mmcm ye tai day by Iowa republican publicity diroctoi Lo# Gardner, who saw (he Iowa chiel executive as a vice-presidential p:s,si-bility
Gov. H ck mlorper's *a‘e:nent today said: “I am not a candidate for vice-Grover Higdon and Wilbur D Barr p esident I appreciate the compliment,
tho of being mentioned. I entertain no thought of being a candidate."
Appointment ol a justice of the peace to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James T. Whiting will be made by the Henry county board of supervisors, if the vacancy is filled. Board members, had not decided tesla) whether or not to fill the nos lion at this time
SUGAR RATION TO REMAIN UNCHANGED
Two Classified In 1-A
President Has Head Cold
Washington, D C. (INS) -The white house announced today that President
aster in thiee days today when British vat.-hips o crating in the Bay of Baffy off the coast of France sank three Nazi destroyers < nu damaged ah tutti . ic zed number of others.
The sever'tv of t: * blow to the Nazis v. as com Ider able in view of the t act I af they lost the 26.030 ton battleship Si handier't an y last Sunday evening in a battle with a British home fleet off the northern ti;) of Norway,
In addition to the de-troyers sent in’"! tl»€ w«vr in the ^rippling prole;'ion b o ', ‘c" B’ tish men-o’-war, at’ craft ut the cerata! command sank a Nez! blockade tinner.
Coastal command aa- craft tupported warships in the
Washington.— Rations of sugar fur housewives will net change between now' and April I. the OPA announced Tuesday.
Sugar stamp No 30 in war radon i nidenlificd British bock No. 4 will become valid Jan. 16 un a1 engagement,
It will bt1 good for buying 5 pound? No hint wa* given immediate!; by the of sugar during a period of 2>j months. Kmirahy as to the course ct the Nazi Roosevelt Is suffering from a slight through the end of March. nor wa there my augges-
head cold and as a result cancelled all The current sugar stamp, No 29. will ton to explain presence ol the enemy appointments for the day. expire Jan 15. : ft i. tin* Ba) if 15:. cr'.