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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - February 19, 1966, Mount Pleasant, IowaCar-Train Collision At Conesville Kills 2 Hecklers Made Him ‘Feel At Home’ - Humphrey CANBERRA* Australia (UPI) — Vice President Hilbert H. Humphrey faced: cries of “war monger’’ and other anti - Vie* Nam war slogans today as he talked with top Australian leaders. He dismissed! the incidents later saying the hecklers made him “feel at home.’’ The vice president made the com ment at a joint news conference with new Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt, where they urged1 free nations to increase military and economic commitments to fight communism in Viet Nam. Humphrey was picketed by about 150 demonstrators this morning while he talked with Holt at the Parliament House. L. E. Conard Taken By Death L. E. (Edgar) Conard, 91, resident north of Salem, died at the Memorial Hospital in Mt. Pleasant at I a. rn. Saturday. Mr. Conard was a retired farmer and teacher, being very active in community and civic affairs. He was born August ll, 1874 near Salem, the son of William and Alice (Wolf) Conard. On February 8, 1900 he was married near Stockport to Maggie Shelman, who preceded him in death July 26, 1953. He was a member of the Salem Congregational Church and a lifetime resident of the Salem community. Surviving are one son, W. E. Conard of Salem; five daughters, Mrs. Dewey (Nina) Phelps of Hillsboro, Mrs. Paul (Lois) Anderson of Olds, Mrs. Kenneth (Refa) Postel of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Lester (Opal Meeker of Winfield, Mrs. Vestie (Wilma) Elgin of Irrigon, Ore.; ll grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, two grandchildren, one greatgrandchild, one brother, Roscoe Conard and a son-in-law, Kenneth Postel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 22, at 2 p. rn. at the Salem Congregational Church with Rev. Patrick Kelly officiating. Interment will be in Salem South Cemetery. The family request that those who wish may give to a Memorial Fund in Mr. Conard’s memory to the Congregational Church. They may be left at the Beatty Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the Beatty Funeral (By UPI) Four persons were killed last night and early today in two accidents on highways in eastern Iowa. The deaths increased Iowa’s 1966 traffic fatality toll to 77, which was six less than the count on this date in 1965. The accidents were a car train crash in which two young men were killed in Muscatine County Friday evening and a car truck crash early today in which two 19-year-old Dyersville men were killed. OOO Killed in the car-train crash were Lowell Michael Tisor, 22, Columbus Junction, and John Luther Astrop, 24, Hills, Minn. In jured and reported in fair condition at University Hospitals in Iowa City was Linda Kay Wellington, 16, Columbus Junction. Highway patrolmen said the accident happened on Iowa 76 on the south edge of Conesville. OOO The victims in the car-truck accident were John Landham, and Thomas Krogman. The accident happened a mile east of Dyersville on U. S. 20. Their car struck a semi-truck headon and then burst into flame. Both vehicles were destroyed by the fire. The truck driver, Don Baneck, 31, Kaukauana, Wis., was knocked out of his truck by the impact. He was reported in fair condition at a Dubuque hospital. OOO A Clear Lake man was killed earlier Friday when his car rammed the rear of another car that had stopped before making a left turn. The victim was Sylvester Stevens, 64. who died at the scene. Officers said the other car was driven by James Lyle Zirbel, Mason City, who had stopped his car on the west edge of Mason City to make a left turn. JUBILANT PANTHERS — The Mt. Pleasant Panther cagers, Coach Jerry Bush and the team managers whoop it up in the dressing room following their 59-52 victory over Washington here Friday night which earned them a tie for the Southeast Six title. The managers in front are, from the left, Melvin Helphrey, Kent Harsh barger and Larry Pickard. I n the second row, left to right, are Le* Potts, Coach Bush, Roger Camp bell, John Borderer and Randy Welcher. Third row, left to right, Wendell Biggs, Don VanAmerong en, Ed Mertens, Steve Kinney, Rich Deck and Marvin Anderson. Suggests Plan Air Cavalrymen For Talks    J WASHINGTON (UPI) _ Sen Robert F. Kennedy said today the United States should indicate in advance, that it would accept participation by the Communist Viet Cong at Viet Nam peace talks and in a post-war government in South Viet Nam. The New York Democrat said giving a “share of power and responsibility” to the Viet Cong, or National Liberation Front, is “at the heart of a negotiated settlement.” The allied South Viet Nam gov- Engage Guerrillas Mrs. Violet Lundquist, division director of the Iowa Heart associa-ernment strongly opposes extending ' tion, talked relative to the program Talks On Work Of Heart Association At BPWC Meeting any recognition to the guerrilla leadership. "It is not the easy way or the sure way,” Kennedy said. “It may mean a compromise government fully acceptable to neither side.” Panthers Beat Washington, 59-52 Robert Gabeline To Receive Com Growers Award MPHS and Davis Co. Tie For S. E. Six Cage Title Because they are one of tile top corn growers in Iowa, Mrs. and Mrs. Robert Gabeline of Morning Sun will be honored at a banquet in Des Moines on March I. This special recognition wild go to 43 farm couples, each of whom won a local contest under the 1965 Iowa Master Corn Grower’s competition. Mr. Gabeline entered Pioneer’s 3306 in the contest, sponsored* by Morning Suns Lions club and! supervised by Iowa Crop Improvement Association. He used 150 pounds of plow - down 6-24-24 fertilizer, added another 150 pounds of starter, IOO pounds of anhydrous ammonia, and sidedressed 80 pounds of liquid nitrogen. His 20,000 final plant population stood well until harvest, Home Sunday I when it had dried to 19 per cent evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and yielded an official 169.59 bushels. To Present Concert At MHI The Mt. Pleasant High School Symphonic and Concert Bands will perform Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institute. The band played their second concert of the season February eleventh in their annual high school assembly program. (Monday evening’s program will include: CONCERT BAND Ma re ho Poco — Donald! I. Moore Blae Tango — Leroy Anderson The Occasional Suite — Paul Clayton I Gotta Travel On Rossi an Chorale and Overture — Tchaikousky -arranged by Merle Isaac SYMPHONIC BAND Totem Pole March — Erie Osterling Prelude and Fugue in F Minor — J. S. Bach Transcribed by R. L. Moehlmann Beguine For Band — Glenn Qsser Four Episodes For Band — I. March II. Evening Song m. Walts IV. Samba John Morrissey Dedicatory Overture — Clifton Williams Those in the bands: FLUTES — Janet Castor e, Sue Townsend, Katie Weir, Ellen Grove, Teresa McAllister, Mary Moureau, Bey Myers, Lama Mahaffey, Martha Lange, Kay Coffey, Canna Mort-/ land, and Sandra Brombaugh CLARINETS — Sharyn Manicve, Karen Rich, Jerry Long, Melinda Shepp, Janet Willis, Sara Smoot, Bev. Hinkle, Phillis Stiefel, Barbara Manlove, Gina Cornwell, Terri Dickson, Jane Swenson, Nancy Brombaugh, Gloria McOabe, Susan Tipton, Doug Comick, Penny Alter, Linnette Payne, Caroline AMne, Chris Burgraff, and Bette Seager. OBOE — Kathy Nau BASSOON — Tim Wehr ALTO SAX — Julie Wood Charlotte Myers, Rosemary Riokieman, Judy Hookum, Rita Ross, Cindy Tweedy, Janet Piatt, Janice Hookum, and Diane Pickle. TENOR SAX — Becky Stevenson, Pat Miller, and Nora Scarf!. CORNETS — Gary LeMaster, Dave Jefferson, Phil Burgraff, Gary Garrels, Mary McCabe, Jan Cooper, Brenda Williams, Lois Johnson, Jane Porter, Bonnie Wilson, Mary Wilson, Janet Logan, Ron Troxel, Connie Glover, and Sherry Houah. FRENCH HORN — Linda Metcalf, Sheila Schroeder, Pat Nicholson, and Kathy Norris. TROMBONES — BUI Kyle, DOI Wiley, Tom Tipton, Dennis Woline, Sally Green, Steve Burgraff, Tom Sa ter, Barb Bigler, Charlotte Som-merfeld, Alan Elgar, Lynn Roth Kathy Harm urn, Steve Gipple, Leo Prottartan, and Diana Woodsman. BARITONES — Van Carter, Dave Allender, Marty Boller, and Floyd Olden. BASSES — Bill Kochneff, Ken Burgraff, and Curt Rich. PERCUSSION — Bob Rob. Kathy McKim. Judy Foss, and Lynn Riley. BELLS — Jan Register By Jim Rose Sports Editor The Mt. Pleasant Panthers and the Davis County Mustangs reign as co-champions of the Southeast Six cage conference today since both won their final games Friday night to finish 8-2 in the conference. The Panthers knocked off the Washington Demons 59-52 at Cottrell gym here before an overflow crowd of 2,500 fans in a hectic tilt and Davis County choked off a Big Red rally at Centerville for a 61-59 victory. In the other loop game, Fairfield nipped Ft. Madison, 57-55. The charges of Coach Jerry Bush carried him off the court on their shoulders after the game and a victory celebration took place in the dressing room. It was a Friday Bush will always remember as his wife presented him with a new son that morning Washington was tied with MPHS and DC for the top spot going into the game but the Demons didn’t play as well as earlier in the season and the Panthers were able to handle them even though they were without two cagers who played in the game at Washington, also won by MPHS, 75-70. •    •    O The Demons succeeded in holding Mt. Pleasant’s leading scorer, Randy Welcher, to one field goal but he made eight free throws without a miss to end up with* ten points and still won the loop individual scoring title with a total of 187 points. an 18.7 average. Tim Trotman, Demon forward, got 13 points in the game to end up five points behind Welcher with an 182 total. Washington used a “chaser” (Trotman) on Welcher and a four man zone. Guard Roger Campbell was given a lot of freedom on the side and dumped in seven baskets out of 16 shots, most of them from (nit, and added a free throw to take game scoring honors with 15 points. Center Ed Mertens was a tower of strength on defense and’ also punched in 12 important points. He grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked a number of Demon shots. Steve Kinney turned in another fine game before fouling out in the third quarter. He poked in ll points, including three timely third quarter fielders, and got eight rebounds. Lea Potts snared ll rebounds, scored five points and came up with a good floor game before fouling ou with 5:07 left. Don VanAmerong en came in for Kinney on several occasions and contributed four points and six rebounds to the Panther cause. Frank Sanders was high for Washington with 14 points. As already mentioned Trotman had 13. Tom Lowe popped hi 12 before foul ing out late in the gam.e OOO Late in the third quarter, MPHS led by only 40 - 39 but a gifter by Mertens and a long poke by Campbell gave the locals a four point lead at the end of the period. The Demons went quite cold from the field in the fourth, quarter and the Panthers had a chance to put the game away early in the period but couldn’t score too well themselves. They did move to a 50-42 lead with Campbell conking in two goals SE SIX STANDINGS (Final) W. Mt. Pleasant Davis County Washington Ft. Madison Fairfield Centerville lar season with an 11-7 mark, 8-2 in the conference. The Panthers will launch district 19 tourney play March I at Mediapolis. OOO At Centerville, Davis County trailed 20-16 at the end of the first quarter and led only 35-33 at halftime. The Mustangs got hot in the third quarter to lead 50-36. With a rfkinute to go they led by seven but the Big Reds almost caught them. Gary Hora had 15 points for the winners; Darrell Smith, 14; Jerry Hartwick, IO, and Jay Nardini, nine. Ric Wilson hooped 14; Jim Carney, 13 and Jack Kovacevich, 12, for the last place Big Reds. OOO At Ft. Madison, Jeff Allen’s basket with 20 seconds left won the game for Fairfield which trailed 13-12 the first quarter; led 32-31 at die half and 47-43 at the thud of the association this year at the Business and Professional Women’s club meeting Thursday evening at the Harlan. She told what is being done, some of the things that are being accomplished in heart research and the emphasis on prevention of rheumatic fever this year. Of th.1 201 deaths in Henry coun- and a gifter and Welcher two free > quarter mark, throws. Trotman got Washington’s only point during that time. The Washington fans went wild when Jim Logan got a lay-in off a steal and Lowe followed with about five minutes to go. However, Rich Deck, rn for Potts, banged in a long poke; Mel tens a side rebound shot and a gifter for a 55-46 margin. Lowe got a lay-in but Mertens canned a jumper to ice it. Lowe and Sanders got late baskets for Washington but it didn’t matter. Welcher got two gratis shots with 21 seconds to go. The Panthers outrabounded the Demons, 42-31. Trotman led Washington with nine caroms. Special Speakers At Iowa Wesleyan A rabbi and an expert on South Viet Nam will address the students of Iowa Wesleyan College on Tuesday, February 22. Rabbi Isaac Nau-man of Temple Judah in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will speak at College chapel services at 10:15 am. en the subject of “War and Peace in the Jewish Tradition.” At 7:30 p.m. the same day, Kenneth S. Armstrong will present a documentary color film lecture on the critical situation in Viet Nam. Rabbi Neuman, representing the Jewish Chautauqua Society, lectures on college campuses to help create better understanding of Jews and Judiasm through education. Before becoming the spiritual leader of Temple Judah, he served Congregation Kol Shearith in Panama City, Panama, and Temple Emanu - El in Dothan, Alabama. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College -Jewish Institute of Religion in I960, receiving his M. H. L. degree. Mr. Kenneth Armstrong, a specialist in world affairs, wail speak to students and faculty of Iowa Wesleyan on his experiences filming front - line combat and interview- j ing the Vietnamese people. His talk j AFL - CIO’s Maritime Trades De will be presented in the TWC Chapel Auditorium. Armstrong spent over one year of the last four living and traveling throughout South Viol Nam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. He went to every corner of South Viet Nam, viewing the seemingly endless cycle of coup to coup, ambush to ambush,, and crisis to crisis. With his helicopter guarded by “gun - planes” he participated in “contour flying” j would be formed soon and would — a fleet of deafening choppers roaring above the death - filled rice SAIGON (UPI) — U. S. air cavalrymen engaged h a r d-c ore guerrillas making a fighting withdrawal from a hilly jungle area near Bong Son for the third consecutive day today and killed 51 of them. To the south, U. S. Marines swooped down in helicopters near Da Nang looking for a Viet Cong regiment reported operating in the area. The guerrillas fought back against the 1st Cavalry troops with hand-carried 40 mm rocket launchers and machine-guns in a desperate effort to escape the American’s sweep through their former jungle sanctuary along the South China Sea. U. S. officials said the toll today boosted to 1,001 the number of enemy soldiers killed since the “Flying Horsemen” began their advance ty in 1964, 120 were listed as duej**an' to some heart condition, Mrs. Lund- I 1 ,ie Marines swung into action quist said. She mentioned family Iwhen intelligence reports indicated and economic problems resulting an old adversary — the elusive 1st from heart illnesses and deaths at IViet Cong Regiment — had moved an untimely age.    linto    the    valleys    and    rice    paddies The Heart association group in Henry county is particularly active, she pointed out and congratulated them. Delores Ensminger was chairman of the program committee for the meeting. Report was made on the state board meeting which was attended by Jean and Marlene Glanzman. Jessie Mills, Edna Stigge and Gertrude Flickinger. A committee to nominate officers was named:    June Klopfenstein, Jessie Mills and Jean Glanzman. A district meeting will be held April 24 at Keosauqua and the state convention will be in Des Moines in May. Call For Boycott MIAMI BEACH (UPI) The partmenit passed1 a resolution today calling for a boycott of ships of all flags who trade with Communist North Viol Nam. The resolution was amended, however, to postpone any such boycott until President Johnson: acted to persuade the nations in question to change their trade policy. Paul Hall, Maritime Trades Department president said a committee about 35 miles south of their base at Da Nang. They met only light sniper resistance during the early phases of the operation today as they moved quickly from landing areas through rice fields and heavily wooded valleys. • • • SAIGON (UPI) — The number et Communists killed in the let U. S. Air Cavalry Division’s cleanup af the Bong Son area passed the 1,000 mark today, it was announced here. The rivals battled to a 12-12 first quarter tie, Potts getting; five points for the winners. It was close all through the second quarter, the biggest difference being three points when Campbell made a long poke to make it 20-17. It was then tied at 20 and 22. Gifters by Welcher gave MIFHS a 26-23 lead but Trotman and Sanders hit baskets for the visitors. Van Amerongen’s 2 gifters put Mt. Pleasant ahead 28-27 at the half. OOO A drive-shot by Campbell and a jumper by Welcher boosted the Maroon and Gold to a 32-27 advantage but Al Brock and Trotman got I ayins. Kinney stuffed in two rebound shots at this point and after a three point play by Sanders, rammed in a long range goal. Lowe hit a jumper but VanAmerongen got a set-up. A gifter and a push shot by Trotman closed the gap to 40-39. Joe Simpson netted 22 points; Allen and Ron Madden, ll each for the winners. Bill Slee got 17 and Don Cassel, ll, for Ft. Madison. Box Score Mt. Pleasant—59 Kinney-f. L. Potts-f. Mertens-c. Campbell-f. R. Welcher-g. Van - Amerongen - f. Anderson-f. Rich Deck-f. Roederer-g. Totals Washington—52 Trotman-f. Brock-f. Logan-c. Lowe-g. Sanders-g. Roth-c. Bower-g. Witthoft-g. Totals Free Throws Missed: MP—Mertens, 5; Potts, I; VanAmerongen, I. Wash.—Trotman, 4; Sanders, 3; Logan 2; Roth, 2; Brock, I. Score By Quarters MJP—    12    28    43 Wash.—    12    27    39 Officials: Leo Baretta and Sheedy, both of Ottumwa. FG FT PF TP5 I 4 ll2 I 5 54 4 I 127 I 3 15I 8 4 IOI 2 2 40 0 0 0I 0 0 20 0 0 021 17 19 59FG FT PF TP5 3 4 132 2 4 62 I 3 55 2 5 125 4 3 140 2 2 20 0 0 00 0 I 019 14 22 52paddies to hunt out the enemy. Before his eyes sharpshooters were blasted from trees, and* disabled helicopters sank to earth. Armstong has shot ll miles of documentary film footage since 1960 in Asia. Also a journalist, he has published articles in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He is presently editorial director for KYW radio and TV in Cleveland. Armstrong’s lecture Is part of the College’s Arts and Lecture Series and is open to the public at no charge. Rabbi Neuman’s talk is also open to the public. Wesleyans chapel services are held at First Methodist Church. meet in Washington to discuss implementation of the boycott. 59 52 Pat Retail Committee To Meet Monday Noon The new noon time schedule for Chamber of Commerce retail com-The Panthers made 21 of 62 shots j mittee meetings will be started next from the field, 33 percent and Washington, 18 of 51, 35 percent. By quarters, MPHS made 5 of 13; 4 of 19; 7 of 18 and 5 of 12. The Demons meshed 5 of 17; 4 of 7; 5 of 15 and 5 of 12. Mt. Pleasant finished the regu- Monday. The meeting will be held at noon at the Harlan hotel on Monday at 12 o'clock. Meetings after this one will be held on Tuesday at noon at the Harlan. Washington Birthday Bargains Are Advertised In This Issue Jefferson Joins Ottumwa V-T FAIRFIELD — By a split 3-2 vote, the Jefferson County Board of Education Thursday night approved the Ottumwa area vocational-technical school program. Jefferson county thus became the loth and last county to endorse Religious Life Council Elects Dick D. Millspaugh, Jr., a <wt>1or at Iowa Wesleyan College, has been elected as the president af fthg school’s Religious Life Council. Tom Harmon, a junior from Esmond, IU., and Ruth Porter, a junior from Altoona, Iowa, were named to the Council offices af vice-president and secretary, respectively. The Religious Life Council 19 a student organization that coordinates religious affairs on the college campus. It is comprised of representatives of the school’s residence halls, and social and religious organizations. Millspaugh, a pre - medicine major from Mt. Pleasant Iowa, was also recently elected president of the Iowa Methodist Student Movement. He will be the Council president untill the fall of 1966, when a slate of new officers will be elected. Currently, the Religious Life Council is completing plans for IWC’s Religion in Life Week, scheduled for March I to 5. Keynote speaker of the week - long program will be Dr. Edwin Prince Booth of the Bolton University School of Theology. Dr. Booth’s address is titled “Men of Compassion”. The Council has also been instrumental in the publication and distribution of the Lenten Devotional Book for 1966. The book contains the new vocational-technical dis- Wet which will begin operations at daily Lenten devot,ons for *'*• 33 the Ottumwa municipal airport Julv Eas,er Sunday' wrlttett ** w®- leyan students. KENNETH S. ARMSTRONG I. Lane Bush, board president, said voting was by secret ballot. Other members of the boa *-d are Leo Smith, Roy Billingsley, Keith Parker and Ed Fiedler. Officialy designated as Area XV, the vocational-technical district    tention    to    the    fact    that    he    was mis- also includes Wapello, Keokuk, Ma-    quoted    in    a    recent    story    in    the    News Misquoted Relative To Beer Limitation Attorney Donald Gartin calls at- haska, Lucas, Monroe, Wayne, Appanoose, Davis and Van Buren counties. regarding the issuing of beer permits. He has information that the state The new' district received final board takes the position that con-approval this morning from the sumption of beer can be limited to State Board of Public Instruction, I one room, by placing this restric-meeting in Des Moines. Five other tion on the permit, in the absence of district plans were also approved, a zoning ordinance so providing The next step will be a special election to name a nine-meinber board such limitation. j The previous story stated that he of directors which will administer held this position. Actually he holds the Ottumwa district. Give Authority For Training Center CLINTON (UPI) — The federal government has given the General Electric Co. authority to operate a Job Corps training center for girls at the old Clinton Veterans Administration Dcmicilary, a top GE officials said today. I the opposite position, that is, that ■there is no legal position for this, he said. If it were challenged di-I rectly in court, such a position I would be stricken down, he believes. In other words, the limitation would have to be by ordinance. Trial Continues RABBI ISAAC NEUMAN Fire Spreads Through Cornfields FAIRFIELD — Testimony continued Friday in the district court trial right-of-way of Alien M. Kirk, Mt. charged with operating vehicle while intoxicated. Firemen answered a call to a centi field fire at 2:50 Friday afternoon 2 miles east of the city on Highway 34. The wind-whipped fire apparently started along the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy railroad and spread south Pleasant through cornfields cm the Marvin a motor Comick and Lloyd Myers farms. No farm buildings were damaged.THE MT. PLEASANT NEWSVol. 88, No. 42    MT.    PLEASANT,    IOWA,    SATURDAY    EVENING,    FEBRUARY    19,    1966    pR|CE    7    CENTS

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