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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - January 11, 1958, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
If you miss your news Call 75 City cab Between 6 30 and 7 00 p. M. These Days Vul 80 no 9the it. Pleasant news it. Pleasant Iowa saturday evening Jan. 11, i95m by George e. Sokolsky sputnik Here we come i received a circular issued by a group in Levi own new York an enormous Small Home Community. This circular is an example of tie excitement engendered by sputnik. Most of it deals with education. Sputnik More than All the arguments and propaganda and Pat meetings has made parents con circus it it of the education that their children Are receiving. They Are Sot yet conscious of the fact that a school teacher in a City of the size and wealth of new York Cam about As much As a Porter who sweeps the platform in the subway. The l v town circular urls the parents this Story Quot in Russia 4th Gradt by >1< ,. V 5th Grade foreign language-6th Grad pm -4cs, algebra amp geometry 7th Grade chemistry in Levittown nine. I Quot but what is really startling is the comparison of the pupils achievement after Only 10 years of study in Russia As compared with 12 years of study in Levittown. Quot in rus. A ail High school graduates have taken 5 years of physics 5 years of biology 4 years of chemistry 5 years of advanced math 6 year. F foreign languages 1 year of a. Tro Nomy. In Levittown More than half the graduates have taken in physics no biology no chemistry no advanced mathematics no foreign languages no the psychological effect of sputnik is not that it roared the a int can people. They Are not scared. They Are fighting mad. They have spent billions of dollars on schools on colleges on teachers and professors and they Are beginning to ask what they got for their Money. This is a question that will not subside and neither to e politicians nor the professional educators can rationalize it away because hew come we Are doing so badly ? it remind me of a letter that Mark Twain wrote in 1862 and which i recently read in Quot american heritage a a most remarkable publication. In the first paragraph of that letter Mark Twain wrote Quot it appears to me that the very extence of the United states l threatened just now i am afraid j we have been playing the game of brag about As recklessly As i have Ever seen it a Hub fair by Carrier 3<v per week by mail $7 to per year beep signals cause speculation Quot Quotin a a a a Quot a a v a. M the girls Happy birthday vice president Richard Nixon gets a lot of soft hands thrust toward to wish Happy birthday at party in Capitol office. He 45. Four killed in crashes c. W. Spoil Berg taken by death i Charles City it ins it a a 32-year-old Man from Greene Mervin Dale Barth was killed instantly today when the car in which he was Riding went out of control and plunged into a ditch off Highway 14 about six f and one half Miles Southwest of Charles City. I authorities said he apparently died instantly. Barth was Floyd county a first traffic victim of the new year. The Driver of the car Raymond Ackerman 26, of Clarksville and another passenger 64-year-old Harj by Majewski of Clarksville both suffered head injuries and were hospitalized at Charles City. Chari. William Sponberg 84, d de at the rest Haven nursing Home at 3 15 am., saturday. His parents were and ter and Mathilda it Burkman Sponberg. He was bom d december 24. 18t3, in Aledo 111. In october of 1901, or. So Rinbei r married e tier Shults in my pleasant and they were the parents of two daughters mrs. William Hayden Margaret of Lincoln new by. And i s. A a nor Danielson Rosalie of Boulder Colo. The daughters survive but i s Spon Brg preceded her husband in death in 1946. Other survivors include five grandchildren five great grand j liter National sound photo methodists of half of District to Convene Here children one brother James Sponberg of swedes Burg and three j strict j Sisters Albert Ena schuts of Iron a up Dubuque it inst a a 28-year-old Mountain Mich. Mrs. Albert Carl j a j Rural Dubuque Man Edward j i methods t ministers and key Lay i men from 90 churches in eight Southeastern Iowa counties will spend january 20 and 21 studying How to conduct financial Camj Pasigna to underwrite Church budgets. 1 i strict superintendent c. Raymond Reed of mount pleasant has j announced that sessions will be 1 held january 20 in first methodist a Clr urch Muscatine for churches in j the Northern Lulf of the Burlington 1 District january 21 at first methodist Church. Mount pleasant for the Southern half of the dts seven winners in annual dab essay contest the three boys who took a the d a r essay contest o Constitution of the United 8 placed and four of the eight who wrote essays and read them be lore judge in the music room at Junior High school Friday diet noon were declared winners placing first in the boys group was Mike Knedler second place went to John Hannah and third place to Gary Smith. First place for the girls Wen Paulette Thayer second place Geeky Rommel and third place Janet Megorden and Jam it it p Terson Tiei they were scored on the a. Of Content organization delivery and personal appearance. Eleven students signified Theli intentions of writing essays on the Constitution of the United states of America when the James Harlan chapter of daughters of american colonists presented their annual essay contest to the Junior High school a s s e m b 1 y just bet Ore thanksgiving. The first draft win checked in the teachers at Junior High under the direction of principal Richard Mcbeth for glaring errors but after that the students were on then own they made a very worthwhile study of the Constitution and us various features the drafting of it final features such As the bid of rights departments of government amendment Anil the statesmen who were instrumental in drafting the Constitution in its final form Wesleyan associates confesses he or. Van Allen was my. Who Moon rocket on Way to launch inc program or James a Van \ Ltd internal Hon ally known and Rock t expert will launch the Wesleyan associates program tuesday Janu Arv 21. At Iowa was Lucjan College lit will speak on the met of the nation for scientists when the or Assik late a new and pet manent organization 01 leading Cit painted school a h old hoi that he a .0 w m h i j be .1 u i Civ last rib off ids i Tecau the Der Man it i is it a 30 Yeai. U e Painter has conf hard w a a a 1 u voir it t asked Init a a Hogton in mid december and Proto paid the place. Ii s mystery there too ? t f tit Etc to i m it Rator a until fed newsmen t he had to get it Why did i do it ? said t s tin alien Iasi october a a lie a Mairi on t u Meta re Wilt and h t. D going to it it paint that to came to Irum is driving try school with lie he was Hool. London <1ns> Strong beep similar to those flashed by soviet sputnik were picked up by several european stations today but russian officials Pooh poohed rumours they had launched their Long expected attempt to fire a Rolt i 1 to the Moon i 1 the signals were heard in Finland Norway and Britain for per j Lods of up to an hour unleashing a j flood of speculation that soviet j scientists had made another sen it 1 i \ a s1,u, Gusst ult on the mysteries of coming bar k . Phil it and 1 App official circles in Moscow said v a i they had no information about the d tamps and. In Washington a but i i a j spokesman for ithe . Naval re Seaich Laboratory said that Quot no i reports have been received from our racking stations on any new hat j Ella pcs a the officials in Russia hinted that they would not hesitate to announce i any new locket Hume Iris Russia a Quick to Tell the world when it d bid Eti it it it k u it it 10 it lint it a it s us nothing and i Foi my of and it Back it Sta i on my until in id decent getting an it and i knew that school off and Hilvy became one of Iowa a latest traffic victims today. He was killed when car missed a curve on Highway 61 about five Miles South of Dubuque and rolled Down a Steep embankment. His 23-year-old brother Clem escaped unhurt. And in the ame publication there is a letter from Walt Whitman the poet dated a year later in 1863, in which he Speaks of Abraham Lincoln Quot he a a face like a Hoosier Michael Angelo so awful ugly it Beaune Beautiful with its strange Mouth its deep Cut. Criss Cross j Lipiros and tis doughnut complexion f my notion is too that underneath j out d 1 smut Ched mannerism. I and stories from third class county bar rooms. Or. Lincoln keeps a first Buh practical telling Wisdom. I do not dwt 11 on the supposed failures of government he has shown i to me times think an almost supernatural tact in keeping a the ship afloat at All with head steady net Only not going Down and now certain net to but with proud and Resolute spirit and Flag flying in sight of the world menacing and High As Ever. I say never yet Captain never ruler. Had such a perplexing dangerous task As . Ogden 1 ins a a Des Moines Man 69-year-old e r 11 is t a. Franquemont Frank Mont was killed Friday in a head on collision on Highway 160 about six Miles South of Ogden. The Driver of the other car 74 j year old Noble Clark of Ogden was listed in Quot fair Quot condition in a Boone Hospital As the result of injuries he suffered in the mishap. I an employee of the Woodward i state Hospital miss Ertle May Stevens. Told authorities that Clark passed her and struck Franque months car in the Effort. Miss Stevens was damaged in the crash. She we As unhurt. It was the first fatality of the year in Boone county. Son of Minneapolis minn., mrs. Jennie Alvine of Olds the parents one brother and one sister Edward and Selma deceased. Services will be held at the Swedesburg lutheran Church monday Jan. 13, at 1 30 pm. The Rev e. M Lorimer will officiate. Burial will to in the swedes Burg cemetery. Or Sponberg was a member of the Swedesburg lutheran Church. Of at five min five laymen will meet during the Day in each place to get four men die in fire intensive training by r j. Gen ins 1 of Chicago 111., representing the ar0 denomination s National Board of laymen a work. The evening session i 11 be set up to include at Lea t five representatives from j each Church in the District with these persons being arranged in it five groups to receive instruction by a minister and Layman in Spe a civic phases of a financial Campaign. Counties to be represented include Des Moines , Johnson i of. Louisa Muscati and Washington. Sioux City ins a be Mars woman was Klik d and three other persons injured today in a two car collision at Sioux City. The victim was Edna Siemert of East St. Louis hi., ins four j men were burned to death sax per j sons Are missing and two women j were injured today in a lire which d troyed a mall Brick hotel near the St a Yard at ea.,t St. Louis i seven persons were rescued by fire men using Aerial ladders. All companies of the East St. Louis fire department fought the Blaze for More than four hours before bringing it under control. The 20-room hotel occupied the income tax return filing for Farmers District director of internal Revenue v. Lee Phillips today reminded Iowa that wednesday Jan 15, is the lust Day Lor filing their estimated Federal income tax return for the year 1957, unless they plan to file their final return 011 it 1 before february 15. He pointed out that those farm their modes of treatment were diversified and original the winning girl impersonated a cockroach in constitutional Hall during the formation of the document while another approached her material from file standpoint of a Little mouse. Both the written and Oral feature of the contest were conducted under the direction of mrs Paul Ratliff Regent of James Harlan chapter of a r the winners will receive medals and certificates and winning essays will be read by the entrants at the next Dak. the judges Felt that delivery was the weakest phase of the contest but Junior High school students Van Buren j have not yet had declamatory training so this was understandable in personal appearance they rated very highly. Judges for the contest were the Rev. H r Jay of the Federated Church. Mrs. Frank Abraham of the american legion auxiliary and mrs. Pearl Cochran of he pleasant news staff. Ikens from Iowa and meet at John w student Union. The speaker an Iowa Wesleyan alumnus who is head of the do past Merit of physics at the state University of Iowa recently led .1 h Letitio expedition to the Arctic to make rocket firings along the coast of Greenland during the past september and october lie led a similar expedition to the Antarctic. Both expeditions Wen under the Aegis of the International Keogh Psi year. I was 1 k Pec my mind even bar a Smith a id la kor h cause then 1 Hud in mind a h 1 Elalfy d h w he jul i Walki d in and Lemn painting he worked Chr Tea eve and new years eve painting the Doofe a Strong Green and the Mit Ide window Woodwork a dark Buff work include d a few thousand a t freshly painted outside door and window it is who file Aji estimated return on second floor of a two Story build i Jan ing. There were three vacant storerooms on the Street floor. The four dead men were burned the past two years .1 More and be Mars an employee of the Northwestern b.t1 Telephone co at Sioux City. She was in route to work with three other women in the car driven by Ralph Hunter also of Mars. Sioux City police said a car driven by j. Picher apparently ran a Stop sign and was struck More rely upon idiomatic we est Ern Genius Carole a of court dress or court Mark Twain Val Whitman and Abraham Lincoln came up from among the i Wiest of our people and they left immortal footprints beyond recognition. They have not been identified. The to o women were taken to St. Mary a Hospital. A fireman said the Blaze May have been ignited by a Coal Oil Heater. Upon cur history. The Point is that broadside by the Hunter car in which the Steinert woman was Riding. Hunter was hospitalized at Sioux City As were the other passengers in car mrs. Katherine Boland. Mrs. G. Jackson and mrs. Eula Starkenburg All of be Mars. Nice the people Are aroused a million free minds from the most unexpected places go to work on the problem. They will Cut through the r a tap that a bureaucracy has w Cven like a web about the giant j the it will sweep away the time servers and the time wasters the sycophants and clock watchers 1 the politicians and private Empire builders like so Many Flea it on the j Here tonight Tail of a dog. I then we shall get to work and f two teams with identical the slogan will be Quot sputnik Here we come a and where is it All to begin not in Washington not in the state capital or in the great universities with their Ivy covered two More groups to assist with j a a a. To a a. A a a a. Basic budget work 15 and pay the tax due thereon have until april 15 to file their 1 final return and pay any balance of tax due otherwise the Law re-1 quires that they file their final re i turn and Puy the full amount of the tax due by feb. 15 or. Phillips stated that this option is available to Farmers Only. The tax Law defines a Farmer As one who derives two thuds or More of Gross income from farming. For those who did not receive their income tax forms in the mail Blank Flims May be obtained from the nearest internal Revenue service office or from local Post offices or Banks. . Pilot whose plane was downed arrives in Belgrade inc is. Central two More groups which will be assisting with the Iowa Wesleyan Basic budget program Over the next few Days met at the student Union Friday evening to receive j materials and make plans for the j visitations. Found guilty of reckless driving 4-0 Gerald Burns it. Pleasant u included were committees headed found guilty of reckless driving by the Belgrade ins american Howard Curran whose plane was j downed in Albania by red jets a j Rived in Belgrade today from be 1 Hind the Iron curtain. He looked Tan and Well. The 39-year-old air Force officer flew in to Semun Airport aboard a regular Tirana Belgrade Airliner flight. Curran was the Only Passen-1 Ger aboard the yugoslav airlines plane. The Pilot said he was Well treated during 19-Day stay in Albania he added that he was unable to use t-33 Jet Trainer in leaving the country because it had blown a tire i which the albanians were not Able i to replace. In Paris a 7.s. Air Force spoke Man expressed belief that the eventual Fate of currants plane is Likely to become a Quot Tricky problem. Or. Van Allen will not of la Tell of first hand experiences in the Arctic and Antarctic but will summarize the nations needs As related to education of inti rest to the newly created associates organization which is an advisory Bod i lie threefold purpose of the Wesleyan associates according to a statement issued by George a Morrell Ottumwa chairman of the inc Board of trustees is 1 to Foster and Advance the cause of private higher education in general and the welfare of Iowa Wesleyan in particular. 2. To hold quarterly meetings at which speakers of National reputation College officials Fatu Ity and trustee will present programs of significance to the members i 3 to provide Means of informing j members of College activities with i programs thus enabling members to i become better acquainted with Iowa Wesleyan College and thereby assist the College in the widening of its sphere of influence throughout the nation. Leaders in Many professions and Field will gather at the imitation of or Morrell for the first meeting it will la the first appearance tor or Van Allen at Iowa a it Veyan j Ince last year when with former Felt rotary of Navy Dan a Kimball lie a to chairman of the science Board of visitors an alumni group which met to evaluate the colleges science curriculum. In 1951 or Van Alho ii received an honorary degree from ins Alma Muter just sixteen years after he earned Bachelor of Rico degree at Wesleyan. Woodwork guard assistant school a John Ruck said "1 did to know Wiio he was. We never hired we figure the Job would have to t Between 11,000 and $1,200 it was a very Rood Job but we can to pay for it. A Smith s herculean task brought Praise from ill who viewed it he Aid i. Future plans however. Jjo not. Include any More uncalled for Rowtoo painting a but Quot he added thought fully. Quot i tic. If it came in my mind again and began worrying me like that. I d do it again a found guilty on nine counts 1 j sent sputnik i and ii aloft. A spokesman for the soviet Academy of science said a we have absolutely no information Quot that Russia had fired another rocket and a expressed Quot doubt a that it had other officials in Moscow replied 111 the same vein when asked about the beep signals advising newsmen to Quot look in the newspapers Quot russian papers which could be expected to trumpet about any new soviet strides in outer space research did not say anything about rockets today. Adding weight to these denials from Russia was the fact that the soviet Union s leading rocket specialists Are now meeting in Moscow a tar to this Stan of their Gram. Spi u c ii monitors at the Deveroe monitoring station in Helsinki had said the signals were heard for 60 minutes. They tame to the conclusion that the beeps might have been coming from some object possibly a rocket moving Wuy from Earth. Farmers Union meeting held Yokosuka Japan it in sgt a general court martial found Mamie kit. Robert j bar but i guilt v today of nine out of 29 specifications charging with brutality against prisoners in the Navy Brig at Casebo Japan i he 23-year-old Schenectady n. Y Marine could receive a maximum of one years imprisonment one it it h of the nine counts. Barbuti former assistant Brig Warden at the Casebo naval base was the 15th of 16 former Brig guard to be tried on various charge alleging mistreatment of j. 1 isomers. I he guilty verdict followed 0 week Long court martial at which Barbu tip defense attorney. Frank a Sci Iliot argued that was Only enforcing old fashioned discipline among a group of Quot Juve i de delinquents in the Brig following its verdict the court adjourned until monday when it v ill pronounce sentence Barbuti turned by the verdict called it Quot very unfortunate Quot adding War Only doing my duty like taught to finnish radio experts said the signals were on the same wave lengths 20 and 40 Mega cycles which the russians used for their first two Earth satellites. In Columbus Ohio a Ham radio operator Francis Strait reported hearing Strong signals for a period of about two hours but said he was unable to fix the exact wave length. The radio corporation of America monitoring station at Riverhead Long Island also told of hearing unidentified sounds near the sputnik wave lengths but said they seemed to be coming from a commercial radio. British monitors called the signals too Strong and too consistent to be from a baby Moon. They described at least one of the beeps As interference from an idling Tel Printer at some Continental Barbuti pm let Moscow radio made no mention of any new launching when it reported this morning that sputnik ii had completed its 973rd circuit around tin Earth at 3 . Get 9 . Cost last night. I suspend two White students at Little Rock i a mors Union held it regular meeting wednesday night january 8th with a Nice crowd in attendance. I the meeting was railed to order by the new pres. Chester Mills the j minutes of the last meeting and the try report were read by Mary. Does not maintain Dipo Hel by or. S. Walters and Denis Jones. Iowa conference records. Iowa Wes working with or. Walter will be Leyano a tigers and Central will Melvin Talbott Robert Hannum cd Ash at the College gym tonight at end Gerald Lange and with or. 7 30 . In an important game. Jones. Or. R. W. Lofgren Leo the Tiger a a a Quot team will play the Kennedy Robert Ford and Henry Walls it must tart in the first 1 sanitary Dairy of Ceder rapids in Hartrick. Grade of our elementary schools j the 5 45 . Preliminary game. Where our intellectual life mayor Wade Mcbeth at a hearing Matie relations with Albania and saturday morning and and costs. A car driven by Burns feed $75 its interests Are represented by slowed France Curran said he landed a Vollmari Clito the rear of the City police Carly Quot at the albanian Airport after he at the Southeast Corner of the lost Wray because of winds and a Square Early Jan. 3 and knocked it breakdown in navigational equipment. That us win in such a Small Community a Levittown new York and in similar communities such a circular a i have described was issued by a parents committee the it pleasant High school the older we get the less w e Are girls trampoline team will perform sure that the Man who disagrees at the half of the main tilt. The with us is a bigot a Moron or a team gave an excellent performance scoundrel. We even suspect that he of the High school game Friday May be As close to being right As we re it 1 Are. A Ladysmith win news reckless driving and bums plead 219 feet. The charge was tiled and Burn plead the major was forced to land m. Guilty. J Albania 011 dec. 23 when he a at the hearing Burns said that patently strayed off course during a he went to sleep and w Hen he woke flight from Chate Roux France to up has car was about ten feet from Naples Italy. Albania charged he j the police car. I violated albanian air space. Mills after which the new Sec. And treas John Woline took Over Foi the coming year. It was decided to have an Oyster supper at the next meeting group in in was led by the new recreation Leader mrs. Harold King and a Ltd the other committees for that coming year were announced the committee in charge of the refreshment for the evening include d or. And mrs. Maurice h Unhan or. And mrs. Dave William. And or. And mrs. Franklin Jewett. % i Sieks dad s old Job a Christian a. Hotter jr., above Newton mass has entered the race tor governor of Massachusetts has dad s old Job. Herter for. Now is under Secretary of state. Herter jr., is a former member of the state House of representatives. International j Little Rock ark., ins two j White girl students have been j us pc tided from Little Rock s i Central High Roholl a a result of alleged incidents involving negro students. School officials refused comment on the suspensions which Securi a d Friday. One of the girls suspended reportedly pushed a negro girl sprawling us she stooped Over to i pick up me books in a school j corridor. 1 the other White girl was reported to have shoved a negro girl Down a Light of stairs in the school. The negro girl a net injured. The negro girls were two of nine negro students whose admission to the previously All White Vigh Roholl at the beginning of the school year left of to race rioting at Little Rock and supervision by troops under government orders
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