Read an issue on 23 Oct 1958 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Mount Pleasant News.
We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 23 Oct 1958 Mount Pleasant News in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.
Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - October 23, 1958, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it. Pleasant news these Days by George a Sokolsky the Boss political party leadership is a Normal response to the necessity of having some one to manipulate the machinery of party organization. In a Large area such As new York City is. Where 8,000.000 people live and work it is Likely that political party leadership will be More important than in a Village of 300 families. As the democratic party generally prevails in three out of the live boroughs of Hie City and As the Republican party is practically non existent in those three boroughs cd heaviest population concentration. It stands to reason that the democratic political Leader of new York City is Likely to be quite a figure. There have been a number cd such leaders and they have been known variously for corruption astuteness Wisdom incompetence competence. There was the notorious Bill Tweed the Tricky Richard Croker who left the country in c hurry the sagacious Charlie Murphy and now the unusual Carmine Desapio. Desapio is Lite. Ate which used to be an offensive word among politicians he is urbane which is unexpected. He is italian in origin and thinks with a latin twist which makes him less understandable to the More direct Irish and Anglo saxons he does not fight rough but he most often wins by Maneu vers he is not always Wise in the selection of candidates or political a so Anions but he wins elections. He is the Mast articulate Leader tammany Hall has Ever had. The leaders in the past generally remaining silent and letting the candidates do All the talking. The republicans n new York state have made an Issue of Desapio. But it Lias not affected Public opinion one Way or the other. Instead of permitting himself to to attacked and waiting for Averell Harriman to defend him or to ignore the attacks Desapio went Olf on his own attacking Nelson Rockefeller stating his own Case and almost giving the appearance that it was a Campaign of Desapio is. Rockefeller in the Democrat party. Averell Harriman owes his governorship to Carmine Desapio who did not have to take Hun during Harriman first term he and Desapio were close. They have lost much of their Friendship first because Desapio objects to the a. D a group associated with Harriman and secondly because hanuman s candidate for United states senator was Thomas k Finletter while Des Apio s was Frank Hogan. Hogan was nominated a More logical Choice than either was James a Farley who was not nominated it is known that if caught in a Pinch Desapio would have accepted Farley but not Fletter similarly Harriman in a Pinch would have accepted Thomas e Murray but never Farley the nomination of Hogan made the governor Cool but not Cool enough to court defeat there will be a show Down Between Harriman and Desapio and my guess is that the governor will have a hard time for despite his gentleness. Refinement and grammatical English Desapio is not to but expected Ever to be soft. The civic question for those of us who Are in engaged in partisanship is of what value such a Boss is and the answer can Only be that someone must operate party machinery if we Are to have a machine and Desapio is literate he is conscious of Public needs and he avoids scandals maybe the latter is no too difficult because we live in an apathetic Era the Public takes Cor option in its stride but the administration of government in new York needs an overhauling. It is poor government inadequately administered by commissioners who Range from High Grade to incompetents. Desapio with rare forbearance knows with whom not to tangle f it a instance one of the most effective commissioners in new York City is the police commissioner Stephen Kennedy who came up from the ranks has a University degree and an Fri Academy certificate. He i b the a Tough and an honest cop Desapio stays strictly away from Kennedy. If lie exercise a Bossy a privileges in the City it is not with the police department. I doubt whether he has Ever asked far a ticket to be torn up. dynamics of the Man is enormous his ambitions Are Large s me of the old politicians of both parties wonder How an italian wandered into their preserves the answer is that he has. And thus far has been successful he is a new kind of Boss in a new generation copyright. 1958. King features. Artic i till vol. 80, no. 250 it. Pleasant Iowa thursday evening oct. 23, 1958 by Carrier 30# per week by mall $7.50 per year Cdr Nesbitt president told his barnstorming was �?~terrific5 new commander of n. R. Unit Republican leaders discuss issues for closing Days of Campaign Driver sentenced to Jah a his Mother tries to shield Thomas d. Speak in an 21, from the camera to Chicago after he was sentenced to six months to lad for 25 traffic arrests. Speakman a suburban Winnetka resident pleaded guilty to drunk driving reckless driving driving with License revoked. Names More Parade units i leaders in announced fund drive chairmen for additional sections of the greater i. Pleasant Community fund Campaign were announced thursday by chairman Howard Hills. These men will head up special employee groups and the school solicitations. Other employees will be under a different chairmanship. Those announced thursday Are stale employees l r Peterson and or m mroe Fairchild. County employees Russell Van Tuyl. City employees. Wade Mcbeth. Federal employees w e n Dell Smith. Public schools Don Young Iowa Wesleyan Herbert Jones other Chan men announced thursday also Are professional Harlan Barnier and i or. Robert Wettach. I clubs and organizations mrs. I Leo Kennedy. Out of town salesmen Robert Appel. Date of the kick off meeting of this group will be announced soon or. Hills said. He also stated that the women residential leaders and the farm group leaders will be announced at a later Date. He called attention to the increase in the budget this year of about s900 Over a year ago. Quot this Means that contributors should give a Little More than a year ago to meet the new budget. A he said he and Darrell Goddard Are co chairmen of the Campaign. The Homecoming Parade Friday oct 24 at 3 15 . Will form on Monroe Street in front of the High school. It will proceed on Monroe to the Henry county savings Bank turn South to Washington Street East to main Street and turn North on main to the Public Library and then East to the High school where the Parade ends. 1. National guard color guard 2. High school marching band 3. Cheerleaders 4 Queen s car 5. Drill team mrs eyes High school 6. Football players in National guard truck 7. G r a. Float 8 Pep club float. 9 tri his float 10. a float 11. Junior High band 12. Drifter float 13. His float 14. Army Reserve 15. Army Reserve contract let for Bridges contract for the construction of four Bridges on Henry county secondary roads As recently set Forth was let to f. W Cohron of Centerville on a Low bid of $43.121 86. County eng Eer r j Gibson said Woik probably will not Start until in the Spring. Other bidders and their bids were Munson construction Corn a partly of Boone. $44,960 and j Schmidt construction company of i Winfield. $48,304. 14 witnesses give testimony fourteen plaintiffs witnesses had Given testimony in the damage trial of Cordie l. Shacklett against or Glen Widmer of Wayland in District court by noon thursday and More were to give testimony thursday afternoon. The witnesses who have testified Are Donald Voss mrs. Shacklett i Deputy Robert Nicholson Jona Gingerich or. And mrs. Gene i Shacklett. Or. And mrs. John Billingsley c. G. Shacklett. Or. William Megorden or. Gilman of Iowa City. Keith Tolander Glen f Seberg and Paul Hochstettler. I the Case involves an Accident in which cars driven by or. Shacklett Ltd Widmer and Gingerich were involved North of Olds get 15, 19 7. Mrs. Shacklett is asking for $54,000 in damages. Your vote counts. Many an important election has been won by just one vote. Fined after a Accident May lose License Leland k Garland morning Sun has been ordered by Justice George Means to pay a total of $60 and costs on two traffic charges resulting from a two car Accident on Highway 78, two Miles West of Winfield tuesday at 10 30 . I Garland is in the county jail but j is making an Effort to pay the fines. He was fined $50 and costs i on a charge of failure to give i information and Aid at the scene a of an Accident and $10 and costs j tor cutting in front of another car too quickly while passing causing an Accident. The first charge was filed by Sheri 11 Russell Van Tuyl and the second by Kathryn Jennings of. Pleasant the Driver of the other car involved. The two charges total ten Points and Means recommended that garlands Drivers License be suspended for 30 Days. According to sheriff Van Tuyl the Garland car Cut in on the Jennings car. Damaging it considerably. Several other boys in the Garland car got out at the Accident scene but Garland shut off his lights and left going Home. Sheriff Van Tuyl Learned Garland s identity and a summons was issued. Washington up a president Eisenhower returned t o Washington today from a hard hitting 5.300 mile political Campaign tour and was told his barnstorming on behalf of Republican candidates was the president who stepped off his plane in a Chipper mood remarked that the vigorous swing which took him to the West coast and Midwest was a a Worth it a Quot if their was any pessimism a in o n g republicans i did no to find it Quot he told members of his staff and Cabinet members w to met him at the a Quirt when lie arrived from Chicago. Gop National chairman Meade Alcorn grasped Eisenhower s hand in greeting and said Welcome Home. Or. President. You arc terrific too Eisenhower before heading for t h e White House arranged a rep. C. M. Vance will be honoured at open House Clifford m. Vance will be the honoured guest at Republican Headquarters Friday evening october 24th when county republicans will hold open House. Or. Vance who has served the past two years As Henry county s representative us now candidate for state senator from the 10th senatorial District which encompasses both Henry and Washington counties. Representative Vance made a Fine record in his two years in the Iowa general Assembly and Wall bring that experience in his service As senator he served on the appropriations committee As Well As six other important committees including agriculture. Public health and pharmacy roads and highways judiciary. Railroads and Banks. Amp building Loans being a ranking member of the latter committee. He also sponsored several Bills directly benefiting residents of Iowa one of which provided for the payment of releases when a chattel mortgage was filed which was advocated by the Southeast Iowa recorders to Benefit All people who need to borrow Money by aiding in More prompt releases when chattels Are paid off. This also directly benefited the taxpayer by guaranteeing payment of the release rather than allowing it to stay indefinitely in files at the courthouse. Other legislation he sponsored or Bills he authored benefited All county hospitals in the state and his thinking on the Speed zoning with flexible limits has substantially helped to Cut Down accidents on Iowa highways and has been favourably received in recent weeks by the press. As a member of the Public health and pharmacy committee he did much to Benefit mental health and nursing Home patients and alleviate some of the general health problems. Mrs. Alice Benesh who is general chairman for the open House will be assisted by or and mrs Harry Whaley and or. And mrs. Frank Wright. Hostesses for the evening will be or. And mrs Chas Ruth or. And mrs. Milo Mckim or. And mrs. Harold Ensminger or. And mrs. Frank Abraham arum or. And mrs. Leon Shanan. The Public is cordially invited come to open House at the Republican Headquarters Friday evening and have a cup of Coffee and visit with or. Vance and other candidates. Meeting to see Alcorn possibly thus afternoon to make plans for further campaigning in the con Cdr Robert m. Smith or. User a completed a Normal three Gressional fight and to evaluate a Lour of dul Vas commanding to tilts of the Western trip. The chief executive a of was officer of the naval Reserve Burlace division 9-52. Burlington on convinced his one week swing had i monday. Relieving Hun As combative helped republicans in the Battle i mending officer of that unit was to control of Congress j Cdr l Miles Nesbitt. User a. H Tough talking trip won him pleasant. Cdr Nesbitt has # claim from party ranks As a i a a a and Quot lighting a Eisenhower who is willing and Able to Heap seem and ridicule on the do Moth als. Eisenhower stopped briefly wave at a group of voting republicans at the Airport carrying in it St i Bealing his picture. He then left for the White House where his first plan was to Check on How a Eisenhower was feeling. The served the division As executive officer for the past six years. It Albert j Miller. Or user a of Burlington will assume duties a i the executive officer. Following tile traditions of the to Navy the change of command ceremony was Prei ceded by an invocation from the division chaplain. Cdr Fred e. Robb. Chc. Who will to retiring from the naval Reserve a the end of october Navy custom places an Aura of wednesday in Chicago from a migraine headache arrived her Earl this morning by train. First lady who was suffering j combined solemnity and Celebration around such an occasion As a change of command and a number of interested groups were invited in keeping with this tradition. The most special group consisted of 15 new recruits who were sworn in by Cdr Nesbitt. In welcoming each of the following men Cdr Nesbitt said a it is especially appropriate that my first official function As commanding officer should be to Render the oath of office to those men who Are just becoming a part of that All important team of the armed forces of tile United states the naval Alvin Bower Roseville 111. Dean local or High football players coaches and cheerleaders sometime in november. It was disclosed at wednesdays meeting that four members of the local or. Chamber of Commerce will attend the state Board meeting at Dubuque november 7, 8, and 9 they will be Dick Elefson Dick Manuel. Paul Mechling and c. R Mccuen the local club us planning to sponsor the Quot my True Security Quot contest the no. I project of the United states or. Chamber of Commerce. The contest is limited to High school seniors and will involve a 300 to 600 word paper concerning what tile student feels his Quot True Security really is. Eighteen members were present at the meeting. J a plans for halloween party plans for the annual halloween party to be held Friday evening october 31 in Central Park were the main topic at the regular meeting of it. Pleasant Jaycees wednesday evening. The Quot get out the vote Quot Campaign for november was discussed. As Well As plans to entertain the j Crow morning Sun Robert l. Dillon Stronghurst. 111. William l. Dockendorf Danville Larry e. Dodge. Burlington Leland Garland morning Sun Marvin Garland morning Sun Thomas Kenny morning Sun David e. Mcintyre Roseville Samuel Nichols morning Sun Anthony l. Patterson Mediapolis Ray w. Richardson Mediapolis Melvin g. Ross Roseville and Morris m. Wood Danville Iowa. Charles h. Mccomas of Burlington was reenlisted immediately thereafter. Cdr Nesbitt who has just received his promotion to his present rank joined the local Reserve unit Over eight years ago and has spent the past six years As executive officer. During world War ii he served in the Pacific theatre of action. Now the manager of Nesbitt electric company in it. Pleasant. Cdr Nesbitt attended i. Pleasant High school prior to his work at the University of Iowa where he graduated with a Bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. The Nesbitt have five children Docie Pamela Amy Jeffrey and Jonathan. Two incidents in particular that Are plaguing the democratic Campaign of gov. Herschel Loveless were in the spotlight As Republican leaders gathered at the r e a. Building Here wednesday evening to discuss Campaign plans for the remaining Days before the election the one incident is t he Conner Hon of labor racketeers with the past Campaign of the governor. It was cited that labor racketeering Iii Iowa could make to Wain a very unhappy especially Farmers if they were to lose their rights to truck their own products to Market. Tilt other incident is the charge that democratic Campaign funds were used to pay personal debts of gov Loveless the Republican gathering was elated Over reports that the swing apparently is now definitely to Murray and that from All sections of Iowa come indications of this trend. The party a concern now is to cover the Gap that Murray had to go it was said. The Campaign of rep. Fred Schwengel for Congress in the first District is going Well it was reported to the group. A big vote in his behalf from Henry county was urged. Mrs. Schwengel was a special guest at the meeting and was introduced. The discussions opened with a panel group giving phases of the Campaign procedure. Mrs. Helen Virden was the Moderator. John Rockwell opened the topic discussions pointing out what was termed Quot the political mane vering vetos by the Richard Cornick followed with a discussion of Quot those teamster checks for the Loveless Harlan bunter talked on Quot How the governor would a milk the counties cities and towns a referring to the governors suggestion that certain allocations now being made to these bodies be cancelled and the Money used for state purposes. Ben a. Galer. First District chairman. Pri siding in the absence of county chairman Harold Mcleran who was ill spoke on Quot republicans a a person need not join a Union to get a mrs. Helen Rohde gave a group of excellent reasons on Quot wily Bill Murray Woald be an outstanding rep c. M. Vance candidate for state senator summarized some of the key issues and said that All. That is necessary for Murray to win is for the republicans who did not vote for Leo Hoegh to vote for Murray mrs. A ice Benesh introduced the candidates in the county a and John Rockwell candidate for state representative gave a Short talk at the conclusion of the j meeting. Refreshments were served by a committee mrs. Theodore Eckey chairman mrs. Paul Rice mrs. Fred Hultquist and mrs. John met calf Case dismissed from j. P. Court the Case of Donald Roach it. Pleasant in the court of Justice of the peace George Means following Roach s arrest has been dismissed i and the Bond released. The action was taken upon written instruction to Means from county attorney Charles Garretson. Roach was arrested june 14 by City police and charged with operating a motor vehicle while he was intoxicated. At the request of the defense attorney the Case was continued. Delays followed and after the grand jury convened and gave its report. Justice Means said he received the letter Lorn the county attorney. The clerks office at the courthouse reported no record in the Case. Leland c. Linn taken by death satellite failure Cape canaveral flu up a America s 13tii attempt to launch a satellite ended in failure Early today because of Quot some difficulty with the upper stages of its launching vehicle. The army disclosed it gave up Hope that the a Beacon Quot balloon satellite had orbited Only two j hours and 40 minutes after its Jupiter a. Launcher blasted off late wednesday night. Brig. Gen. John a. Barclay commander of the army ballistic missile Agency at Huntsville ala., said there was a some diff i culty with the upper stages Quot of the laughing vehicle but Quot we Haven to determined precisely what went Erbe says he made a procedural error in Case lightning Bolt ignites barn new London journal tuesday at 4 55 p. In. Lightning i struck a barn on the Rebecca 1 Clark farm Southeast of new London and burned it to the ground. Jack Pickle who rents the farm said it also burned the Hay end Gate seeder cultivator and machinery parts. The men were working around a new wire Corn crib which they had built when the Bolt struck mrs Pickle was out there too All were stunned momentarily. Mrs. Pickle ran to the House to Call the new London fire department. Jack ran Foi the tractor and the Fairfield Leland c Linn 301 South do st., died at 2 . Wednesday at the Jefferson county Inen pushed to the barn to Hospital Start to Lemoc the machinery. Linn entered the Hospital earlier1 the ill the roof of the in the Day. He was formerly pm barn a Dir was immediately employed by the Fairfield school Dis i m fiame strict and the Weston Behner living costs unchanged Washington up a living costs remained unchanged Bredeen August and september the government said today. It also reported that earnings of the average factory worker hit new record highs last month. The labor departments consumer Price Index remained at 123.7 per cent of average 1947-49. Prices in september. It was the second month in a Row in which j the Index failed to Rise after a i steady two year climb. Des Moines up a atty. Gen. Norman Erbe under fire from democratic sources said today he made a Quot procedural error which led to the dismissal of an income tax evasion Case against a Marion Iowa attorney Erbe a Republican has been criticized both by gov Herschel c. Loveless and Leon Miller Iowa tax commission chairman for allegedly halting the commission s Campaign against tax dodgers. Loveless and Miller both Are democrats. The governor today questioned Why the Case against Stanley Nielsen Marion a part time attorney was dropped. He said Erbes decision list april to hold up further income tax prosecution until certain Legal questions were settled a brought the Iowa tax commissions enforcement drive against evaders to a funeral Home it. Pleasant stores will be open Friday night for your shopping convenience Bonus Buck drawing at 8 p. In. $100 in Bonus Bucks to be Given away. Will announce mph Royalty farm and Home pictures Friday the m p h s. Homecoming festivities will begin tonight at Boom night. The High spot of the evening will be coach Robert Evans nou Cement of the Queen and i attendants who As usual Wen chosen by the football boys during the half time of the Anna the Queen will be crowned by last years Queen saudi Ford Stookes Berry. At the dance which follows the game there will be a ceremony for the Queen and her Royal party three senior boys have Ben chosen by the student Council to Scort the Queen and her attendants to the game and dance. They Are j. J Casanova Raymond King and Stele Vair Henry county pictures on farm and Ai the Chicken Barbecue Wall be included in the farm and Home Section of the news Friday along with scores of farm related stories. Nelson named first associate Warden almost everybody in new Lon a Don and the arca thought the Bolt went through their Homes. Mrs Howard Waters living North Jot Danville said die saw the Bolt drop to the barn Many wonder How the Call to the fire Liepart Mem could Tome in so quickly. It j seemed the Siren started immedi i lately after the Bolt. It a the old barn Southeast of he buildings. The farm is now a owned by the new London school i District and they had recently or i tiered a new who Corn crib built i and also planned to repair t h e i other barn near the House for storage. I Des Moines up appoint ment of Bernard Nelson. 61 As first associate Warden at the fort suffers Burns Madison state Penitentiary was announced today. Jackie Wesely. Small daughter of Nelson will succeed John f. Or. And mrs George Wesely. Of Bennett who was recently named pleasant route three was painfully to replace retiring Warden Percy burned when she spilled some hot a. Lainson nov. I. Water on her last saturday. She Nelson has been on the prison was treated at memorial Hospital staff for a number of Venus i and released Darrell w. Foss accepts new position Darrell w Foss has accepted a position with the Iowa Illinois Telephone co with general offices in new London effective oct. 13th or. Foss has been associated with the a w. Foss electric co his father. R. W. Foss founded the business and for Many years operated the business in connection with his sons allo and Darrell. Darrell was bom in Salem and with the exception of 4. Years in the air e orce during world War ii has resided in this Community. He has Ever been an Active citizen of the town and county having served As councilman for six years chairman of the county Board of education one year chairman of Henry count soldiers Relief for the past several years served in the american legion As vice commander of the 1st District of Iowa Henry county commander National and state committees commander and adjutant of the Salem american legion Post president of the Salem Library Board and Send for Many years on the Salem old settlers committees. In 1944 he was married to Mabel Weehler of san Antonio. Texas they have two children Tommy and Judy in the Salem schools. The Foss will continue to make Salem their Home. To pay Cost of doctor drug Bills Des Moines up a to Iowa welfare department will but Gin paying the Cost of doctor a drug Bills for persons on Melfa oils beginning Jan. I 1959. The department said wednesday the new policy was made pos Sib through increased Federal funds a prop Ria ted during the last Wessic of Congress. Iowa received Abri six million dollars additional Moi by in the appropriation. The new program will apply i those persons receiving old age Ai distance Aid to dependent Childre and Aid to the Blind. Office Calls House Calls and Dru will All be covered under the in Gram. Endorses plan for children to give Des Moines up a gov Herschel c. Loveless today endorsed a plan by columnist Drew Pearson to have school children across the country help finance reconstruction of the dynamited school at Clinton Tenn. Loveless said he was going to a a suggest the drive be extended to All Iowa Public schools. Under the plan which was outlined by Pearson in a letter to Loveless school children would be asked to give up a soft drink and donate the Nickle or Dune to the construction fund. Fined in j. P. Court Paul Puckett i. Pleasant has been tined Sio and costs in Justice George Means court on a charge of improper passing filed by Dale Peak Biggsville Iii Peak was driving a school bus loaded with Biggsville football players from Brighton last week when the violation occurred
Search the Mount Pleasant News Today
with a Free Trial
We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research.
With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.