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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - September 22, 1958, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it. Pleasant news these Days by George e. Sokolsky the Day of atonement the Book of Jonah is one of the documents in the Bible which has Long puzzled scholars and even those who Are not so . It seems to be a tale out of the a a arabian nights and yet. As one ponders its moral it must be that even the most righteous of men cannot be More righteous than god that whereas Man May. In his intense nationalism seek the destination of other men. God is merciful and knows neither the chosen nor the gentiles but loves All Mankind. These Are the final words of the lord to Jonah As it is recorded Quot. Thou has had pity on the Gourd for which thou has not Laboured neither Madest it grow which came up in a night and perished in a night and should not i have pity on Nineveh that great City wherein Are More than six score thousand persons that cannot discern Between their right hand and their left and also much cattle a it is this message to total mercy that is read each year on the Day of atonement which comes at the end of a period of hold Days presently being celebrated among the jews in the Era of narrow an i even ugly nationalism the Book of Jonah tells us that destructive revenge is not the answer to the challenges of brutality and meanness in International relations but that in the end it is mercy that must Triumph. A a a Jonah was fiercely nationalistic and he hated Nineveh a wicked City he wanted that City destroyed without mercy As much because in it lived an alien people As that it was not his City. We live in troubled times when War and for War till the air with a horrible stench and unpleasant noises. And the Peoples of All countries Are concerned. Young men. In College say to Youn t women of their generation that they cannot decide what they Are to do with their lives until they know what disposition is to be made concerning their military service and famed leaders use the radio and television to hurl imprecations one upon the other although name calling and hatred it can solve great human problems. It is an Era of Small men and Small minds who have substituted the emotion of hate for Thart of thinking and imprecations for Rea it is precisely at such a moment As the Day of atonement that one halts and wonders whether so much evil could befall the world at one Given period by Accident or whether there is some Force More Power Ful than ourselves that reminds us that evil must by punished and that the sinner must atone for i sins is All life an Accident or a scheme of things in the hebrew prayer Book. There is a passage of Public confession which All Are called upon to read out loud in the older orthodox ways. These prayers of Public confession and atonement were shouted and the individual beat i breast. Of course in the More modern dispensations it is orderly and quiet and no tears Are shed for w to is these Days to admit that he has sinned or who is to blame himself and not another and not circumstances or his environment. For what he has clone or for the Fate that has befallen him too and so we go our merry Way from one error to another and no voice is raised to halt those who have taken a delightful world to live in and turned it into a shambles to satisfy their Pride and then hatred. Tile Day of atonement comes each year to the jews As Christmas comes to the christians and Ramadan to islam. These Days can be As any other or they can move tile soul As a mighty Glacier moves mountains men search for honors and dignities and when they have collected great honors and great dignities and stand before other men As mighty figures they still have to live with themselves and gaze upon their own countenances and listen to their own still voices in the deep night when sleep does not come and one wonders truly Why his maker permits him to live and of what Worth his life May be. It is then that one might read the Book of Jonah and discover How very Small the Man without mercy can to vol. 80, no. 223 it. Pleasant Iowa monday evening sept. 22, 1958 by Carrier Sot per Wack by mall 7l50 per Jar plot strategy i Pacific says court should take Over Union discuss future of office of superintendent american casualty on Quemoy tile first u. S. Casualty on Quemoy during the current warfare s/p4 George w. Johnston of Springdale pa., Steps off evacuation plane at Taipei Formosa. His Arm was struck by Shell fragments. Johnston carries some recordings. One a Dinah Shore number also was grazed by a Shell fragment. Johnston was one of 30 u. S. Army advisers on Quemoy. Radio photo seven die in mishaps Over weekend seek Young woman on Check charges by Ipi a variety of accidents including a head on Collison of two cars North of Lone tree took the lives of seven iowans during the week end. One person was killed in the car Accident three persons died in farm accidents two were killed in Hunting accidents and another person drowned. O a a Carl t. Kirk 76. Iowa City died in mercy Hospital Iii Iowa City Early today of injuries suffered when his car collided Headon late sunday with one driven by Ronald Rife. 21, Lone tree North of Lone tree Kirks 75-year-old wife was in fair condition with a broken hip i and facial cuts. Rife suffered a j broken shoulder and cuts and two other passengers in his car John Rife 16. A Cousin and Terry Moody. 16, both of Lone tree suffered minor injuries. The drowning victim was Charles Robinson jr., 15, Chicago 111., who fell info the Mississippi River while fishing with a sister and a Man off dam no. 12 across from Bellevue. Iowa. I body was retrieved sunday. The Hunting accidents both in j solved Young boys. Dennis beast \ 9 son of a new Hampton policeman. Melvin beast was killed saturday when he stepped into the path of a Bullet fired by his brother Dale 12 the .22 Caliper shot intended for a Squirrel caught the youth in the stomach. Ii or Stanley e. Robertson 13. Rural Letts died in a Muscatine Hospital saturday night a few hours after a gun he was holding Between his legs went off and hit the boy in the Chest and stomach. Authorities said the trigger of the gun apparently was pulled after being caught on some weeds. In an unusual Accident. Kenneth Vav Lemke 31. Forest City died instantly when a Spring he was trying to place on his Combine snapped and struck him in the neck on the farm where he was employed. Cerro Gordo county Coroner or j. E. Christopherson said the heavy Spring broke Lemkes neck killing him instantly. Paul Stevens 62, was found dead saturday on a farm near Onawa where he worked authorities said he had apparently been gored to death by a Brown Swiss Bull. Robert c Hollatz 4, was injured fatally when a tractor ran Over him near his Rural Northwood Home Pontiac 111. Up ii authorities today sought an attractive Young woman a with an unusually Friendly personality on charges of cashing $2,500 in bad checks at a number of Central Illinois Banks along u. S. 24. Sheriff Willis harms said All of the forged checks certified on an Iowa Bank were cashed sept. 13 at Banks in Eureka Chenoa fan Bury Forrest and Piper City. He said the woman described As Quot very attractive with Brown hair. A trim figure and an unusually Friendly personality Quot went to the five Banks sept. 2 and 3 and opened Small $10 and $15 savings accounts. In each Case she gave her name As Betty Morgan and an address in some nearby Community. On sept. 13, she retraced her route along the Highway presenting checks for Deposit on the Lee county savings Bank of fort Madison. Iowa for $585 each. Harms said she told tellers she wanted to Deposit $85 in her account and withdraw $500 in Cash. She also tried the same trick at Banks in Elpaso 111and nearby Chatsworth harms said but failed because they required a two Day Walt for Tho checks to Clear. Washington up a the chief counsel of the Senate rackets committee says Quot corruption is so ingrained a in the teamsters Union that courts should take it Over and fire its Quot corrupt officials including president James r Hofta. Counsel Robert f. Kennedy said teamster leaders had a corrupted Quot judges prosecutors and even members of Congress a Quot there is no question about he refused to name any congressman involved but he said the committee had investigated such cases. O a a Kennedy also disclosed that the i rackets investigators had sent to the Justice department two matters involving possible perjury by i Hoffa during his recent testimony. The Youthful attorney interviewed sunday on a television program said it was impossible for the giant truck Drivers Union to clean itself up and Quot court Steps should be taken to put the Union in he said a Monitor should be appointed by courts to run the teamsters with Power to Quot remove the corrupt Federal Laws Are a a completely inadequate to Deal with this tremendous problem of labor racketeering and must be strengthened Kennedy said. Students from Africa to speak at Public meeting i recognition for 20 years service recognition was Given to Virgil Hileman monday afternoon for his 20 years of service to Sinclair by the Sinclair refining corporation. He has rounded out 20 years As dealer in the same location it was pointed out. He has been in the Oil station business even longer than that. The presentation of a Nice plaque stating the reason for the recognition was made by j. V Pyle general sales representative for Sinclair. From Wellman. Hileman is a charter member of the chamber of Commerce a past master of the masonic Lodge a member of the Board of the methodist Church chairman of the Henry county selective service Board and a member of the legion and the veterans of foreign wars. Two Iowa Wesleyan students from Kenya British East Africa will be presented in a Public meeting at the St. Michael a episcopal Church Parish House tuesday evening at 7 30. These students Are Wycliffe Matsune Wuori. Who is sponsored by the St. Michael s Church and other episcopal churches and Washington Okumu. The students who arrived Only recently from Africa speak fluent English. Their background information about Africa is expected to have special interest to the group tuesday evening. Any interested persons Are invited at 7 30. The men s club which is sponsoring the meeting will have a supper in the Church dining room at which the students will be guests preceding the general meeting. County superintendents representing various districts of the state conferred with governor her Schel Loveless concerning the future state of the office of county superintendent of schools in the governor s chamber in the state Capitol last Friday. Those county superintendent conferring with the governor were Marshall Field Louisa president of Iowa association of county superintendents Dwight Erickson. Warren. Indianola Esther i Hensleigh. Pag1 Ralph Norris. Polk. Stanley Sanders Poweshiek f e Brouhard Shelby David Moorhead. Mahaska w w. Mols Borry Keokuk county w. Harold Hartman Black Hawk Robert c Gaard Bremer and Joseph a Davis Henry. Dwight Erickson Indianola and member of the county superintendent s legislative study committee told governor Loveless that the office of county superintendent was currently being evaluated and studied by the county superintend j ends themselves in order that the i office could be re distracted into More efficient and economical units that the evidence tended to show that a county superintendent should serve 10.000 students that eventually in the state of Iowa there would perhaps be approximately 32 county superintendents. Erickson further stated that the expect Adams to announce resignation in s. 6th Fleet apologizes for attack on Village Newport r i. Upii�?embat-1 tied presidential aide Sherman j Adams will Tell the nation by television and radio from Wash i in ton this afternoon whether he a going to resign. I Adams flew to Newport this morning for a dramatic unexpected. Series of meetings with presi Valletta. Malta up a the u. S. 6th Fleet formally apologized today for an attack made on a fishing Village in the North of Malta by planes from the giant Carrier Forrestal. The planes Wert having gunnery practice fishermen Lay terrorized on the ground for half an hour As the Carrier s Jeus sprayed the area with machine gun tire in eight Low level attacks on thursday. Shortly after the attacks a Brit it ish Navy helicopter landed on nearby rocks with stretchers but it found none of the fishermen was injured. The attack by the Carrier planer 1 tuesday was made on the fishing Village by Accident. Their target should have been a Small deserted Island two Miles off the Southern Shore of the Island. Commanders meet in face of warnings Taipei. Formosa. Up it a the top american commanders in the Pacific met today with chinese nationalist military leaders to plot strategy in the face of piping warnings that War could break out at any time with the United states. Adm. Harry d. Felt commander of american military forces in the Pacific and nationalist chinese vice Premier Chen Cheng headed i the groups which met today in the Brick defense ministry building in i downtown Taipei. President Chi Ang Kai Shek joins the meetings with them were Gen Laurence s. Kilter commander in chief of the u. S. Pacific air forces vice adm. Roland Smoot commander of an unused wartime ring no j of a a s Taiwan defense command Sherman Adams Dent Eisenhower and other members of the White House staff. Three hours after his arrival presidential press Secretary James c. Hagerty said radio and near the fishing Village which came under attack apparently put the carriers planes off target. In addition the 6th Fleet failed to Send a gunnery officer ashore to control the aircraft and failed to ask the local naval air station for clearance for the attack British sources on Malta said. Television networks were being j county superintendency or Ute masked t0 provide time Toni it for j termed Ieie unit was an important l statement of about 15 minutes part of the reorganizations picture by Adams my the request in and thai 1,1 was made a with the knowledge other states had shown it to have West Point Man killed maj. Gen. Thomas m. Moorman commander of the 13th air Force in the Philippines nationalist defense minister you Tawei and Gen. Tiger Wang shunting commander of nationalist armed forces. No communique was issued after the first of two Days of conferences. But military quarters believed the talks dealt primarily with americans role in defending the Formosa area with Jet fighters atomic capable missiles and the nuclear equipped 7th Fleet. A necessary and valuable function. It was further suggested by the group that the governor appoint a study committee to study the intermediate unit and draft related Laws for submission to the legislature. A a a w b the Henry county Board of education consisting of Darrell Foss William Carden George Sutton Donald Bell and Lamoyne Masher is currently studying the problem of a merger with an adjoining county to provide a More economic intermediate unit. The county Board can either merge Henry county with one or two other adjoining counties or hire a successor to Joe Davis. Eisenhower to end vacation former resident Dies in California Newport r. I Uppa president and mrs. Eisenhower will end their late summer vacation Here tuesday and return to Washington. The White House said the president will depart aboard the presidential plane Columbine Iii from the quonset Point. R. I. Naval air station at 8 30 cd f for the 90-minute flight to Washington. Three released after questioning the three California men who were questioned by authorities Here saturday at the request of Des Moines county authorities were released. It was found that the men did t i attempt to pass a bad Check at Danville. Amil Johnson 68, former resident of near it. Pleasant passed away at his Home in Long Beach Calif. Sunday morning. He has been in poor health for some time. Death came suddenly from a heart attack. He was a Farmer in the Prairie Gem Vicinity North of it. Pleasant until to moved to California 14 years ago. Or. Johnson is survived by his wife. Elsie Hollander Johnson two sons Stanley and Paul one daughter mrs. Marjorie Schnick and seven grandchildren All of Long Beach Calif. Six Sisters Nellie Wolin of it plea ant. Mrs j Paul Reinhart of Birmingham lamps. Brock Dahl of Richland. Lamps. Oliver Wolin of Compton j Calif., Selma Beek of Long Beach United nations n. Y it up it Calif., and mrs Harlan Johnson of j the United states declared to Winfield two Brothers. Arthur and a Cav that the soviet supported Harold Johnson also of Winfield hungarian communist regime must and approval of the too the major radio and television networks offered the White House time from 4 35 to 4 45 pm. . For Adams statement and requested that for technical reasons it be made from a broadcast studio rather than the White House. A broadcasting Industry official in Washington said the networks will give Adams free time be cause of the Quot implications that he will announce his resignation. The official indicated the networks would have refused a request for Adams to defend himself against political critics in this election year this would obligate them to provide equal free time for a democratic spokesman. Other broadcast spokesmen indicated that such an equal time request could also arise from the nature of Adams statement even if it is i a resignation. Too Hagerty said Adams will announce at that time whether he will resign As a result of the controversy surrounding his a imprudent Quot acceptance of gifts from Boston industrialist Bernard Gold Fine. Hagerty refused to hint at what Adams decision would be but reports in both Washington and Newport indicated Adams would Bow out of his top White House Job because of political pressure resulting from his Friendship with the gift giving Goldfine. Bowling Green. Ohio up it a Kenneth o. Wilson 25, West Point iou a was killed today when a train hit his Semi trailer truck about nine Miles East of Here on u. S 6. Wilson s wife was injured. The truck loaded with lumber caught fire after the crash. Too Genoa wis. Up a John Hurley 26. Lansing. Iowa was killed sunday when he was thrown out of his careening automobile onto Railroad tracks just before a Burlington train sped by. The train hit him and killed him instantly. Defy curfew in Beirut headline rejection of russians note Beirut. Lebanon. Up a Lebanon s Para military Christian phalanges massed More than 1.000 armed men in Beirut today and started throwing up barricades around the j friends in the far East had trans Neotia Moscow up a tile Moscow press devoted Banner headlines today to president Eisenhower a rejection of Premier Nikita Khrushchev a latest note. The Moscow Man in the Street took the rejection calmly but diplomatic observers said it led to a situation which appeared to is the most dangerous the world has known since world War ii. Quot unprecedented. Premeditated provocation a said the headlines in the communist Organ pravda its editorial described the president s action As Quot insolent Quot and said it was a condemned in Many red China echoing the line Laid Down sunday by Russia said americans refusal to abandon its City a Christian quarters in Defi j Fod the diplomatic tons in Warsaw to Mere empty refutes attempts to Block debate Ance of a 24-hour curfew imposed by the army. The action further increased the tension resulting from the kidnapping of a violently anti Nasser journalist last Friday. A Waii Miki a Abi it faced Gen. Fuad Chehab with j handling work a new test of strength just 24 hours before his scheduled inauguration As the nations president. Phalanx its who supported outgoing president Camille Chamoun praised for part on korean Bonus Helen m. Virden Henry county recorder has received a letter of ripped up paving stones Trees Road j approval from Ray j. Kauffman signs and parts of abandoned Iowa executive chairman of the buildings to erect crude barricades Kean Veteran service Bompensa across the entrances to the Loyal to on Board Des Moines for the is quarters. His parents. Or. And mrs. Gust Johnson predeceased him burial will be in Long Beach buddy poppy dates proclaimed attend services mrs. W. J Kennedy mrs Nellie Anderson mrs Pearl Williams and mrs. Harriet Wells attended the funeral of mrs Kennedy s sister in Law. Carrie Newell saturday Ai 1 30 pm in Newport or. Donald Bishop to speak at Chapel or. Donald h. Bishop will speak at the Iowa Wesleyan Chapel Assembly tuesday morning at 10 15. His topic will be a a Faith to live student Paul Pennington of Columbus Junction will read the scripture the Public is invited mayor Wade Mcbeth has signed a proclamation declaring Friday and saturday sept. 26 and 27 As dates of the vow distribution of buddy poppies. He urges All patriotic citizens to Wear a buddy poppy As evidence of gratitude to the men who risked their lives in defense of the freedoms which we continue to enjoy As american citizens proceeds of this fund raising Campaign Are used exclusively for the Benefit of disabled and needy veterans and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans the proclamation states resort to Quot revolting spectacles of secret trials and executions to i remain in Power. U s. Ambassador Henry Cabot j Lodge made the statement refuting soviet attempts to Block a new i hungarian debate in the United nations general Assembly. The Assembly voted 61-10. With to abstentions mostly afro asian to put the hungarian item on the Agenda for Defate later in the session. Engine derailed on switch track efficient Way the local office handled the heavy Wrork Load caused by the payment of the Bonus. The letter started in part Quot it b with pleasure that this office extends its appreciation to you and members of your staff for the Job you Are doing so Quot applications for korean service compensation have been coming to our office in tip top form. Much of this wonderful administrative pro the son of Eva Vittitoe and j Medure must be credited to you and Earl Laird he was born sept. 12. Your county workers. Your Distri-1910 at Nunn Colo. J Button of the forms certifications or Laird is survived by one you have rendered together with brother. Don Laird of it pleasant j copies of the veterans dd-214, re Leland Laird Dies sunday Leland a Laird age 48. Died sunday at 6 a. In. At the mental health Institute. He lived in it. Pleasant most of his life he was predeceased by h i s parents and two Brothers. Graveside services will be held the Grant cemetery near Rome. The body is at cranes funeral Home and friends May Call. Two defenders ready for action on Formosa Are these two defenders capt. Shiu tin of the chinese nationalist air Force and a Matador Dpi Sita from the United state a derailment of a freight locomotive occurred on the switch tracks at the East Side of Broadway saturday afternoon. Traffic was routed around the crossing for a time in the evening while the engine was being returned to the tracks about seven o clock Qifen nov on ill or port of separation have made the veterans claims easier to process Quot Quot it is our desire to make wednesday morning at to a. In. At j ments As fast and accurately As possible. This could not be done without your efficient service which has been extended to the mrs Virden feels that appreciation should also be extended to the j legion and vow and their service officers who helped fill out the forms for the veterans also to the three Law offices for use of their copy and photostat equipment and goal line club meeting tuesday the goal line club will meet at the r e a tuesday at 8 . Fol lowing the Junior High game which 1 to Wren Lane who help taxi in the starts at 6 30 pm. Recorders office
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