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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - December 29, 1958, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it. Pleasant news these Days vol 80-no-305 by George e. Sokolsky Happy Days they re letting me out of this place and i go with Good cheer. It has been a curious experience for whereas Many of my friends particularly those in this exciting profession have had a heart attack j of one kind another few have j suddenly and without even the j warning of a pain been confronted by a cancer and have had to face All the consequences of that. And death too. Tradition eats at the vitals. At no stage of this difficulty from the accidental discovery to the recovery was i lied to confused by ambiguous language. The surgeon a stranger to my i am told is one of the greats of the world. I say i am told for i know nothing about this that surgeon but i know a Man who looks you Square in the Eye and tells you what he has to do. And my surgeon was such a Man. But the word cancer the phrase a malignancy does frighten. It is difficult to believe that one can lose an Organ it is difficult to believe that one can survive at All. But we do survive. That is the Miracle. It is gods Miracle. For the combination of accidents that brings one to the Point of surgery each Accident a warning and an Aid seems to be like a destiny leading to the moment when with half one s blood Supply gone with a vital Organ gone with every nerve narcotic de one lies in bed Days lost to open one s eyes and ask what time is it what time what Day what week it no longer matters for even the years Are details of existence. The fact is that one breathes and is restless again and Waits for a sip of water to parched lips the unbelievable is again believable life is still Here. What does one do with borrowed time my Friend. Bernard Baruch he is going on 90 and the years have been Good to him but he gives those years to service As Best he knows How because he recognizes that his allotment has been plentiful so it is with Herbert Hoover who almost under emotional compulsion. Is turning out his histories one upon the other not to earn Revenue which he does not need but to fill the years of his old age Aith usefulness it is so easy to sit Back and give up. The Man whose heart has grown tired May believe that total inactivity will help him. I have come out of tills terrible ordeal with a heart stronger and in better condition than it was two years ago when i was ill. The body does respond to the will. The will to be useless to do nothing to sit about and complain to try the patience of a family to will to live the invalid must have a debilitating effect upon the body. The will to continue to do what one can As much As one can perhaps not As much at 65 As at 25, but enough to satisfy the ego Tho inner self that the parting of the ways has been postponed that exorcise of will acts like a tonic and Gies tile body new strength and new Power. And so today i go Home from Here where i have been treated kindly and sternly and my life was saved by drastic even dramatic Means. And when it is Over one wants to go Homo. That is the Best of Well being of Good health of returning vigor and strength j it was like the Day after i opened my eyes again. I asked for pad and pen and wrote a column j it was not that i had to work. Iwas sick m the Hospital in Sanctuary from work i could i Luxuriate in idleness and forge work but i had to satisfy something More important than myself it was the sense that i could still do for myself that i was not a dependent crippled by Fate Cut off in my prime unable to expend either mental physical Energy. I had to Sec myself again Ai work. Only then could i know that the operation had been successful and that i am again alive. For not to work not to think not to contend is not to live. And today i go Home blessed be the Dav for on it i go Home i return to my desk and my table and my books and All things familiar even As though this horrible thing had never occurred. Copyright 1958, King features Syndicate inc a pleasant Iowa monday evening dec. 29, 1958 by Carrier Aff by mail Fiji per rear talk of House relative of France embarks on Era building in space county com in of a truth and severity is killed Christmas baskets a food and toys were included in the Christmas baskets distributed to 60 Homes in the it. Pleasant Vicinity by the Basket club just proceeding the Holiday. The Moose Lodge and the National guard cooperated in the collection and repair of the toys and numerous organizations assisted in collecting of the f of and the preparation of the baskets. Shown Are three of the women who assisted from left a mrs. Chris Rich mrs Lester s Hcrman president of the Basket club and mrs. Anges Hopson representative of the women of the Moose. Washington upi1 we re on the verge of learning All we need to know in order to build a House for men in space 500 Miles from the Earth so let s get started on the building right away two missile s. Dentists told the annual Mer l of the american association for the advancement of science today. It would be a pre fabricated hum it hot into space in pieces by Anco yer Anco rockets. Spire tut boats would be Elmhurst ii. So t after the pieces and three men Crews would Corral the pieces and Bolt them together that done ten men would be put into tile in use and live and work in it. All would be scientists and their jobs would be to find out what space is like. Tin touch problems growing out jct the fact that no one really knows what it is like were worked out simply the spacemen would take the Earth s atmosphere and temp erasures w Ith them a they would be sealed into their tugs and House and get from one to the other by Way of air locks. This eliminated then it cd for spare suits and the possible embarrassments to men of being weightless in a hairless Quot space. Some of these ideas have been bruised about in science fiction and in theoretical discussions. Today they were parts of a tightly Engi mrs hoi n Brooks 45, Lombard 111., a daughter in Law of . And Ethan Crook. Wayland was kill d in a two car crash on Frost cored Highway 2 about six Miles West of Shenadoah saturday. Mrs Brooks husband. Don 44. Mrs. Lloyd Short were taken to a Shenandoah hopi Tai with Frac Tures and lesser injuries. . And mrs. Brooks had been in Hamburg for Tho funeral of her Uncle Earl clot of ii widely known Farmer in that arca. That a were going eastward homeward bound when theme the westbound Short car. Patrolmen said one both Drivers apparently applied t h e brakes and started th1 cars skidding toward each other. Paris upi1 a France embark the prices of Gold and Gold coins de today on the Grimm est Era of Rosf. In moderate gains when the austerity in living memory a a Paris bourse opened today but life of government enforced a truth there was no Panicky buying and and severity Quot 1 government officials said there not even in the dark Davs Fol seemed to be no sudden Rush on lowing world mar ii had this Gold because of the 17.55 per cent country faced a program of such devaluation. Financial Stringency As that of the austerity program effective feed by president elect Charles de today was forecast by de Gaulle in Gaulle and his government in their a a blood sweat and tears Quot Televik weekend adjustment of the nation s my n address to the country sunday night he said in Blunt words he was going to put France Quot on a basis of truth and a -3 the announcement probably was the first great disillusionment for the 79 per cent of the electorate who voted him near dictatorial Powers in the constitutional referendum last sept. 28. Ironically those same Powers Highway toll slows Down Iowa Holiday death toll even dozen believe balloon Dow n in Atlantic throw planes into Idit a by up i Motorist in closing hours of the sneered plan which was presented As christinas holidays heeded a a a e i a practical project for beginning Man i Conquest of space. By Iti the Quot save too lives Quot Campaign fell a Little Short of its goal in Iowa following a tragic four Day Christmas Holiday period during which 12 persons died on the states highways. The deaths matched the number of fatalities predicted by acting i Public safety rus Ell Brown before the Holiday period started wednesday night. The fatalities boosted the 1958 new York i up it a the missing balloon Quot Small world Quot that left the Canary islands dec. 12 on a trans Atlantic Aerial voyage today was believed to be Down in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Havana up the govern ment threw a Strong Force of War j planes into the fight against rebel troops in Central Cuba today in an Effort to smash the rebellion. The planes roared Oft into overcast skies in an almost steady big ovation for Iowa band highlanders the balloon with a specially designed Gondola that could be converted into a Sailboat if forced a Ream Frum air St Quot at that car a Down was manned by a Crew of scared Quot warning and saved the i nation from what traffic experts predicted might be a record toll. A United press International count at 10 30 a in. C. S. T. Showed Ai least 596 persons killed in traffic mishaps during the Holiday period Between 6 p. In. Christmas eve and mid it sunday. Eight persons were killed in plane accidents 96 1.1 fires and too from Misc raucous causes for an Overall total of 800. California led he states in traffic deaths with 59. Texas had 46, Illinois 38, new York 34, Ohio 27, and North Carolina and Pennsyl finances observers said France probably would find a firmer financial footing but the Cost might Well be a loss by de Gaulle of some of the popularity which swept him into Power this Vear As the new Strong Man president of the fifth Republic. Tho mows. Foreshadowed saturday when France devalued the franc had a important Quot financial prevented the voters from doing backing from unnamed internal anything about it even if they be to tonal creditors to protect the new come disenchanted with the aus Frane against speculation finance Verity program. Minister Antoine Minav said in a gone Are the Days when a Cava Dio address he was expected to Primious National Assembly could elaborate at a news conference to topple governments practically at Day. Will. The current parliament does he also was expected to Clabo not meet until Spring and by then rate on the new Quot heavy franc Quot de Gaulle and Pinky Hope to have which will be Worth too times the gone far towards making the franc current franc. I respectable once More. Bloomfield y Outh shot in robbery attempt three men and one woman on ins j attempted free flight across the Atlantic. Peter Els lob the promoter of tire Aerial voyage said he believed the balloon was forced to Highway death toll to 592, on it 98 Jarf in Atlantic during a less than recorded throughout heavy rainstorm. 1957 Brown had launched a drive i to keep the 1958 toll too below last a judging by the balloon s Speed year s Mark. Up until the time of last radio although failing to reach the Contact on dec. 18. I would Esti goal Sah to officials still made a mate that it went Down just about creditable record following the installation of the state s Quot Public Point system for the suspension of Drivers licenses. In the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean Quot Elstob told United press International today. Quot that would put the boat Type Gondola about 1.500 Miles East of the West indies Quot he said. A tragic Start in the Holiday period pushed the toll to an even dozen. Only one person died sunday As a result of traffic Accident injuries. Ray m Sanders 34. North Sioux Cliv s. D. Died Ai a Sioux Cut Thrift 1 la Hospital sunday of injuries suffer i 111 it i i Youj la i Lull cd Christmas night when lie was struck by a car at Blencoe. Iowa. Two deaths were reported wednesday night in tile first six hours of the Holiday period and three others died Christmas Day two More were killed Friday and Columbia air Force base outside a j vans. Starting Well before Dawn the fighters bombers and transport aircraft took off and landed through the Day. The Sharp step up in air action by president Fulgencio Batista s forces coincided with a rebel radio prediction of Victory in the Central part of the Island within Quot a matter of it came too. Shortly after the first pita by the roman Catholic Church for an end to Tho civil strife. Rebel forces driving across the j Central Quot Waist Quot of Cuba in an attempt to Cut the Island in two broadcast appeals to government j troops to end the bitter fishing i and join the rebel cause. Elstob said he Felt certain the Crew would Complete the crossing under sail. Synods in Iowa w will be merged death takes Kirk Cammack Albuquerque. N m. Up it a Iowa University s twin marching units its band and Tho world s lamest Highlander group came and conquered Here sunday on the Brown Moor of a strange football j Vama 25 eafe a. Field. J five states Delaware Rhode they staged a dazzling preview i Island Vermont Wyoming and if the half time show they Tipre a new Hampshire reported no Lase at new year s Day at the Rose j tall ties and North and South a bowl in Pasadena calif., when j Kota and Utah had one each. The Hawk eyes play California in the classic. The special train carrying the bands reached los Angeles today. Some 9.000 new mexicans More accustomed to the tunes of guitars than the skill of bagpipes gave j the 75-member All girl highlanders and the 120-piece marching band a standing ovation at the end of their 40-minute performance in new Mexico University s stadium. A special Santa be railway train Winch provided free transportation for the iowans pulled in Here at 9 a m. And band members had until noon to sightseer. Most went to Church and received a Welcome from pastors of faiths. W in Johnson although he does not i take office until Jan. 2, had gone to a Home to determine the cause of death of an elderly Man. Police said the family refused to allow slanderer to sign the death certificate. Standefer was released on a $10 Bond. New York newspaper strike ended Elgar move Law offices Tho Elgar Law offices have been moved from a second floor location of t Brown Lynch Scott at the Southeast Corner of the Square to the Elgar property on North Jet Ferson. The new location is the former Home of attorney and mrs. H. E. Elgar across Northwest from the Post office. Attorneys John and Alanson Elgar will make changes in the former residence to adapt it to their various office Elt i . And mrs. H. E. Elgar moved to the new Home Ai 607 North White recently. Ames. Iowa up three four traffic victims were reported presbyterian synods in Iowa will Kirk v. Cammack died dec. 26 in the Denver Hospital in Denver Colo., after a lengthy illness he was born in 1901 in Henry county the son of one e. And Emilie Keller Cammack he worked As a mining Engineer and was on a committee with the a neighbors Cut and saw Wood charged with failure to report an Accident Bloomfield Iowa it up it a one Bloomfield teen Ager was in a Hospital with Shotgun wounds and another in jail Here today following an attempted robbery Early sunday of a Downing to. Liquor store. Authorities said Jerry Lee Reese 16, was shot twice by the liquor store proprietor when he and Charles Fountain 16, tried to break new York up a the giant into the store. Presses of nine major new York the youths were arrested Sun City dailies stilled 20 Days by the Day by Davis county sheriff costliest strike in newspaper his James Yates after doctors at the tory rolled once More today Send Davis county Hospital Here re eng Forth sorely missed papers fear ported the Reese youth had come a news famished Public. To them for treatment. J newspapers began hitting the Yates said Reese was hit by streets this morning a few hours about 200 Shotgun pellets in the after the mail and deliverers unless sides and shoulders. Tile Ion sunday night voted 2.091-537 to sheriff said authorities in Down accept a new two year contract my reported Reese was hit by two the Reading Public which nor blasts from the proprietor s gun Mally devours 5,500.000 weekday As the youth stepped through a newspapers and eight million on Glass front door he had just sunday eagerly snapped up the a broken. Pers As they reached the news Fountain was not injured but stands. On All sides there were sex was arrested along with Reese at the Hospital. Yates said Fountain would be press ions of Relief that the frustrating news blackout was Over. The two morning tabloids came held for Missouri authorities and out with jubilant headlines across Reese would also be turned Over their front pages. To them when he recover Suffi j Quot we re off and running again a gently. I the new York daily news an j bounced. I and the new York Mirror mannered Quot hello Coroner elect fails to appear saturday. Merge into one Here thursday in tonal geographical Survey special new year s Day ceremonies ver. Ai Den because of death and sickness in j \ charge of failure to report an both families. 37 friends and Accident has been filed against Don i neighbors of Robert and sephus Pace Rolt. Pleasant. Hearing was i Des Messer gathered on the farms of be by mayor Wade Mcbeth for county it Orville Messer and Ralph Mcclure 1 Xue Day at 2 p in. J Standefer 50, failed to appear in with Chain saws Buzz saws axes j a car driven by Price struck and trucks to Cut saw and haul Tomail Box mrs. Van Hon Moines up Polk partly paralysed Coroner elect . Joseph suffered Burns a i court Here today to answer an inure Comer of Lincoln 1 Tox cation charge which grew out of army reinforces Berlin Harrison at the memorial state College. Union at Iowa Berlin up a the u s. Army has reinforced its Garrison in communist threatened West Berlin by supplying it with new armoured equipment it was disclosed today. The synods representing about 105.000 members will be merged into the new Synod of Iowa of the United presbyterian Church of the . Final separate meetings of the three merging synods will be held wednesday the three nods affected arc to synods of Iowa the Synod of the the army shipped in six m59 West of the presbyterian Church in a a armoured personnel an the us a and the Synod of Iowa army spokesman said. J of the United presbyterian Church the carriers on tank Type treads. A North America. Ore completely armoured and have merger plans tor the iowan by mounted machine guns. They carry nods were begun following a Mer-12 men each and Are amphibious. I,.r no tie presbyterian Church of they Are designed to carry com the . And the United Presb Terian Church of North America on a nation wide level last May. The merger of the three Iowa synods will take in Only the territorial boundaries of the state. Several congregations that were Mem . Cammack is survived by his wife Belle Conklin one son Kirk Cammack of i lint Mich. One daughter mrs. Patty Illust of Den Colo one brother Ralph Cammack of Denver Colo seven their Homes a Winter s Supply of Wood. The men present were Dick Feehan Clarence Sammons Bob Scarf i Harry Scarf of Clifford Peterson. Carl Scarff. Dale wig additional information about and Henry Street sunday about 5 an official Call. Mrs. Marjorie Van Hon is that the i in knocking the Box off and Standefer forfeited his $10 Bond j Strouce 6he suffered a wee a amp via bending the pole. He was on his i by failing to appear in court. J complicated by second and third Way to the state mental health Standefer said he Only had a two degree Burns from her Waist to hex Institute Price did no to report the a three Beers Quot with his dinner be Knees. Dent but his License plate was fore answering a Call at a local gins Edd Johnson Horner Scarff found sear the Box and City police i Home. By the pattern of the bums it i is assumed she fell on a floor Bat ready troops to places of action under cover of Armor. Shipment of the earners Here represents a considerable boost in the combat strength of West Berlin s 4.000 american troops. Gettysburg. A. Up the new bargain Hunting team of president Eisenhower end i hers of the Iowa synods although grandson David made another hop student Center to have teenage dance supervisor change on january 2 w they were from out of the Tate have been allowed to join other synods in their Home states. Four other groups of presbyter a teenage dance will be held tonight monday at the student Center from 8 toll . An orchestra from Fairfield will furnish tie music All teenagers Are urged to come and join the fur l. T Harlan of Hillsboro will join John Metcalf and Paul hit o on the county Board of supervise Jan 2. Harlan was elected t it the 1959 term. He succeeds Edward Vav Breazeale who did not run. There will be no other changes in Cornea grandchildren and other relative in j Vincent Keith Ralph met in the Salem Community. I George Ensminger Carlos Mcclure the body will arrive in sat Virgil Fet Tennan Harry Messer tuesday evening and will be in Iii Quot surveil Thomas Lloyd Kindig Walter Scott Arthur Campbell Melvin Campbell Raymond Scott Otho Myers. Elm Myers Leo Messer. Orville Messer Russell Ross Bill Millspaugh Merrill Millspaugh Glen Miller. Dale Christner Ronald Christner. Bill Calhoun Les Scarff Frank ens Minger Dick Droz fete Messer and Nick Christina at noon and mrs Pete Messer opened their heme where several of the men s wives served lunch for the Bien the women present were. Mrs Otho Myers mrs. Elvin Myers mrs Orville Messer. Mrs stolen Thomas . Lloyd a dig mrs. Bob Sharif. Mrs. Leo Messer mrs. Carlos Mcclure mrs Pete mess it. Many w it Man to attend sent food the included mrs. Raymond Scott mrs. Walter Scott mrs. Homer Scarff mrs Harry Scarff and mrs. Harry Messer. The i it Ood deed was much appreciated by the Messer families. Waterman funeral Home until the graveside services at to a in wednesday. Rev. Jay n Vav Teiman pastor of the Salem congregational Church officiating. Interim at will be ii s Tutti s it pm cemetery. President and grandson on new shopping tour Pine foray into downtown cd is Burg today to buy some silo and birthday presents. T they drove into town shortly <f-1 urns in Iowa will not be affected by ter 9 from the Eisenhower the merger. Farm. Where the presided has been vacationing and working on for fica tract is the most frequent coming messages to Conius cause of blindness in the United i was their second shopping trip states according to the hairier in three Days. A few More trips and ican foundation for the Blind the merchants May Stop stuttering diseases of the optic nerve of the and shaking when they open for the Choroid and Retina. Business and find tile pit. Ideal is tile courthouse offices for 1959. And glaucoma rank next. List customer. An official Survey determined that there Are 3.7u2 motels in new England. J an. Ai his identity and filed the j police said Standefer who was Furnace when the stroke occurred acting in place of Coroner. Cor much paralysed her right Side. Later when consciousness returned she evidently put up a valiant struggle for about 24 hours to get help. She was found 20 feet a rom the floor Furnace she was alone at 2125 n. W. Quot a Ark Street. Oklahoma City okla., the Home of her sister miss Ethel Steadman who has been Hospital Zed since october following a Troke. Mrs. Van Hon probably had suffered the stroke on saturday end was not found until the Fol a Oving monday her shoes and comb and upset Furm Ture told something of her efforts to get help. Half of the heavy 9 x 12, Rug was in a Heap in the Center of the room and silo could have had to Inch her Way Ner this to reach the front door where she was found. There is evidence she May have been in one other room in St. Anthony s Hospital she has used speech sufficiently to give some information. Although still in Shock and critical she is holding her own. Doctors plan for her to go to surgery in about six weeks for Tho first of two operations to repair damage caused by the Burns. Visits school Santa was a Welcome visitor just preceding the i Christmas Holiday at tile local school Lur the retarded children
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