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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - September 23, 1958, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it. Pleasant news these Days by George e. Sokolsky if War comes in All the discussions of War and peace Little thought is Given to the inevitable changes that another War must produce. Just As world War i destroyed the hapsburg and Romanov empires and As world War ii developed the vast soviet Universal state so world War Iii it it Ever occurs will Mark the completion of economic and political changes which its predecessors set in motion. Fundamental historic changes Are slow although they appear in this age of television and radio to happen overnight. The most important historic development of the 20th Century is the reduction of the British Empire this was due to Many causes some even voluntary. It produced a number of Independent nations such As India Ceylon Burma the Arab countries Ghana and others but also it placed an emphasis upon the Independence of Canada South Africa Australia and new zealand to which the world had not been accustomed. The substitution of the Commonwealth of nations without the prefix British it for the Empire left a Lacuna in International relations which nothing else has thus far filled. Too economically great Britain was for several centuries the Center of the world London was the capital of Money. The Pound Sterling determined the value of All currencies. British manner were Standard among gentlemen and in the glorious 19th Century British ideas coursed the intellectual universe. I also was lost for Britain that economic leadership which made for world stability. No country has succeeded to Britain s position new York has not replaced London As a banking Center and cannot under prevailing Laws which forbid men to be Bankers and insist upon their being supervised clerks. The kind of world wide banking depending upon sound judgment and Swift decision which made London so important does not exist in new York. Even today when America has had a Long Chance at economic leadership the Money markets of London Amsterdam and Zurich Are still As important if in Somp respects not More so than new York although both the United states and soviet Russia Are far ahead of great Britain industrially British science moves at an enormous Pace and is ignored nowhere. And while it is True British exports can never again in an Era when Industry is being established everywhere hold the place that it did in the 19th Century or even the Early 20th Century it remains a substantial Factor in the world production of goods and services. Coo but a third general War will to More than great Britain can take particularly As its geographical position is such that it like France and Germany will be telescoped Between the two principal combatants. Nato seemed the solution 1 to this problem but nato was conceived without courage or foresight. The idea was right but it was worked out in Small and narrow terms let us look at the enemy tile soviet Universal state As a military instrument holds the heartland of the eurasian continent from East Germany to the Pacific from the Arctic to the South China sea. It is an amazing stretch of contiguous territory with no Ocean inter singing and no differing Independent nations lying anywhere within its boundaries. This vast area holds close to a billion human beings most of whom have never known human Liberty in any form. The area is held together by a system of Oriental satrap ism. To which the people Are traditionally accustomed. There is a Basic ideology marxism leninism which is More a slogan than a Faith. This Power has just established by a shuttlecock process its ability to shift its Center of offensive action rom Lebanon to Fukien province in China from the Middle East to Quemoy and Matsu. It is a flexible centralized system and its present tactic is to push the United states around. Vol. 80, no. 221 it. Pleasant Iowa tuesday evening sept. 23, 1958 by Carrier 30 per week by mail $7.50 per year an unusual Opportunity Opportunity has Arisen for the Henry county area to make application for a National shrine one that would attract thousands of visitors each year. This is the National agricultural Hall of Fame As visualized by Howard Cowden of Kansas City. When John Mathews foresaw several months ago that Henry county possessed numerous advantages that Many other areas could not offer the Odds were that the Hall of Fame would not come to the Henry county area. In the intervening weeks however the advantages that Henry county can offer have increased in stature and some circumstances have changed until now Henry county is one of a comparatively few Sites that Are being considered favourably and the Odds have shifted materially. Too we reiterate Here some of the advantages this Community can offer 1. It has the old settlers and threshers reunion already established with hundreds of thousands of persons already conscious that it. Pleasant is the site of an agricultural shrine of one Type. This reunion with its collection of steam engines threshing equipment and other machinery from the past should form a very Fine nucleus for the new shrine. 2. The Community is conscious educated if you will to what the recognition of the past of agriculture Means to the new generations. Unlike Many communities it is already interested in this recognition of the place of agriculture in the history of the nation. 3. Henry county is situated in the heart of a great Fertile agricultural area that produces a variety of crops a Corn Oats soybeans and w heat a and that produces great numbers of livestock a cattle hogs poultry and sheep. The county has some of the most Fertile and most productive soil in the nation. 4. Henry county is not far from the population and geographical centers of the United states. 5. Within 150 Miles of it. Pleasant Are located Many of the nations largest manufacturers of farm equipment. 6. Within 400 Miles of Alt. Pleasant a a Days car drive a there is concentrated a High percentage of the nations highest producing farm land and mostly operated on a family size farm basis thus giving one of the greatest concentrations of farm families of any 400-mile radius in the country. 7. Accessibility is excellent. Henry county a transportation facilities rank with the Best. Two main paved highways a Chicago to Omaha or Kansas City a St. Louis to Minneapolis and St. Paul a intersect in it. Pleasant. The main line of the c. Put. Amp q. Railroad serves the county. It. Pleasant has an Airport for smaller Craft and nearby Burlington has accommodations for larger planes. 8. Located in Southeast Iowa Henry county is in the first part of the state settled and has available from the area some of the earlier types of crude farm machines used West of the Mississippi River. 9. Early agriculture ties in with Early education and Early government in it. Pleasant and Henry county. Iowa Wesleyan College is older than the state of Iowa and one of the very first colleges established West of the Mississippi River. The first courthouse in Iowa was erected in it. Pleasant. To. Community interest is indicated. Agriculture is the a big Industry of the area and a High percentage of the residents of the towns and cities of the area have engaged in or Are dependent upon agriculture. They Are interested in placing agriculture in its proper perspective and keeping the spotlight on it. Too the agricultural Hall of Fame to be built at a Cost of perhaps two million dollars or More Over the next few years will Honor those prominent in agriculture preserve the past in agriculture and serve As a shrine to place emphasis on agriculture in its proper perspective in the Economy of the United states. Recognizing what such a shrine will mean to agriculture As a whole and aware of what the location of the shrine in the Henry county area would mean Henry county citizens we believe Are United in their Effort to bring the Hall of Fame to the county. They should be. Recognizing that the Henry county area has virtually All of the advantages and the attributes that any Community can offer for the site of the Hall of Fame and cognizant that the county has Many things to offer that other communities not so favored cannot offer the site selection committee and the Board of governors for the Hall of Fame would be acting for the Best interests and Success of the project if they give the nod to Henry county. The Way we see it they should. Burlington woman enters guilty Flea mrs. H. D. Prewitt Dies at Ottumwa Bac Hallof f Ampela rep Schwengel to accompany county caravan congressman Fred Schwengel will be in attendance in Henry county for the Republican caravan that will tour the county october 18th. The group will tour the South end of the county in the morning have a sack lunch Al Republican Headquarters and then proceed to tour the North half of the county in the afternoon. His Busy schedule will not permit or. Schwengel to attend the planned evening meeting and he will share his time w Ith the Louisa caravan scheduled for the same Day. Or. Schwengels schedule at the present time Calls for 55 meetings from now to november 1st, in addition to to and radio appearances. Many of the meetings like the Henry county amp Louisa county caravans will be for the entire Day. Support f or Effort to get a age shrine Melvin c. Oge taken by death new London a Melvin c. Oge. Nearly 43. New London did sunday at 8 15 . At University Hospital where he had been a patient 18 Days. Melvin Carl Oge. Son of Blanche Marshall and Henry j. Oge was born at new London. Sept 25. 1915. He spent his entire life at new London. He was married at Kahoka to. Sept. 21. 1941 to Thelma Calhoun. Or. Oge was a member of the new London Christian Church. Besides mrs. Oge he is survived by his Mother mrs. Blanche Oge and the following Brothers and sister Donald and Lloyd Oge and mrs. Idella Landes All of new London. Edward Oge. Cedar rapids Richard Oge san Francisco Virden Oge of it. Madison. One sister is deceased. Services will be held Friday at 2 . At the Elliott Chapel in new London. Rev. Bernard Neil Erk pastor of the Harmony Bible Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lowell cemetery South of new London. Friends May Call at the Chapel thursday evening from 7 to 9. Henry county s plans for a determine Effort to bring the National agricultural Hall of Fame to the county were Given added to Mendum Ai a general meeting of leaders from Over the county monday evening. About too no ii and women were present tit the Iowa w Sleyman student Union to hear background info matk a about the Hall of Fame proposal to discuss future plans and to endorse the Effort to effectively present reasons Why the shrine site should by in Henry county. Enthusiasm was indicated in applause from time to time. The group also was privileged to see for the first time motion pictures m color taken by Jerry Magnuson of the Midwest old settlers Ani threshers reunion. These pictures were exceptionally Good and won the admiration of the viewers the group also enjoyed seeing the farm newsreel of the reunion shown on television stations Over the country. The it pleasant portion of the newsreel included several phases of the reunion. Lantern projections of a picture of the Hall of Fame and of a Barbecue were presented by Orville Kinworthy Ralph. Taylor president of tile it. Pleasant Industrial development committee of the chamber of Commerce presided explained the Hall of Fame project and told what has been done to Date. He gave credit to the o i d threshers organization and referred to it As having tin makings of a a Little Hall of he also called attention that there is enough material available Here from the reunion to till one building of the Hall of Fame. Too John Mathews told of the original meeting in Kansas City at which it was decided to sponsor the Hall of Fame project. He also read the purpose of the Hall of Fame As set out in the articles of i incorporation. I Warner a. Russell gave Mimer i Ous reasons Why the Hall of Fame i site should be in Henry county. I Frank de Lucia reviewed facts about the Hall of Fame and named j some of the prominent americans who Are serving on the Board of i governors. Many Volunteer suggestions and questions came from the floor. I of. As the discussion unfolded views were expressed on How funds could be raised to prepare material Foi the presentation to the site committee and the Board of governors no new signal lights have been generally there was indicated favor new Stop lights now in operation the installation of new automatic signal lights at the Northwest Corner of the Square w As completed tuesday and the lights one on each Corner of the intersection Are in operation. The lights Are similar to those on the Southeast and Southwest Corner of the Square. Purchased for the Northeast Corner of the Square but City officials Are considering it in the future. Hit by car while playing with hoop Westfield Iowa up a Mary Lilly 12, was seriously Hurt her Hula hoop. An in differing Burlington. Iowa up a Theresia Solotko celebrated her 35th birthday in her Home Here monday night after she had placing arsenic in her husband s Coffee on three different Occa Sions last summer. She was freed after posting a $2,0 10 Bond based upon the Home she shares with her husband. John. 50. The Bond was countersigned by him. Independent., District judge George o. Van Otten quarrelling states of the West j Allen postponed sentencing t h meet such an organised Power on j woman until oct. 3 at her Leone Issue alone. China How Many quest she later told reporters varieties of View Are there in the j she a valid file an Appie Capon for West even the United states and a Bench parole. Canada cannot reach an agree j Solotko. Who embraced his wife Merit because each is dealing with i in the courtroom when she first the problem not As an element of was charged with trying to Poison a continuing War but As something him. Was not in the courtroom that is important in local politics. T when she entered the plea monday. The Friendly meeting Between _ Chancellor Adenauer and general de Gaulle May be an augury of View their relations to each other much to come however it May and to their allies very soon be necessary for the a copyright. 1958, King features English speaking countries to re-1 Syndicate inc friends Here were informed monday evening of the death of mrs. H. D. Prewitt of Ottumwa. Services will be held wednesday morning at 10 30 at the Willard Street Church in Ottumwa. Mrs. Prewitt is survived by four Only a few hours sons Anc two daughters or. Leland pleaded guilty to Prewitt Ottumwa Rev. Russell Prewitt. Bakersfield calif., William Prewitt Long Island n. Y., and Robert Prewitt Des Moines Marie Prewitt Ottumwa and Irene Grant according to of Topeka Kan. Search staff. The Little girl daughter of or and mrs. Claire Lilly Westfield. Suffered head cuts and other injuries w Hen hit by a car driven by r c. Trembath 59, Sioux City. The girl was reported in Serif condition at a Sioux City Hospital monday night. The average american walk about seven Miles a Day in 1957, a shoe firms re person to donate the equivalent of an acre of land has gained momentum without any promotion. The. Plan could be followed on an extensive scale volunteers Sud present at the meeting were it. Pleasant Dorothy Burns. Ina Ballard Wade eth Benga Lei Robert Dennis. Ralph tav a Dick Vavroch Wilson Ervin. Herbert huh. Kenneth Tolander Ralph Shellabarger. L. M Burroughs John b. Rockwell James t o Connor Harold Kneeler. Rain Meade Marshall Bailey Herb a Council contracts for new lower i bushmen at Wesleyan a during freshman orientation week these four freshmen paused to Chat in the John Wesley Holland student Union. They Are part of nearly 250 first year students and Are from left Ellen Savage Salem Janet lord Columbus Junction Robert Mcle ran and Marilyn Lark it. Pleasant. Chian Kai Shek Admiral Felt meet in secret Taipei Formosa up a Generalissimo Clang Kai Shek and adm. Harry Felt commander of u. S. Pantie forces met in secret for More than six hours today. There were reports China was seeking u. S. Permission to bomb two killed in traffic mishaps Forest City Iowa up a the body of Duane Herbert Hanson 22. Leland was found in the wreckage of his car in a ditch 3 Miles North of Here on u. S. 9-69 today. Authorities said Hanson apparently was killed late monday night when his car left the High co mum St Mainland artillery bases plunged Down a Steep embankment and slammed into a opposite Quemoy. Informed sources said the two men discussed How far the United states will go to defend the besieged Quemoy and a washing tree. Sheriff Maurice Monson said the Steep embankment hid the car from View from the Highway. The ton warning that America would wreckage finally was spotted about unleash nationalist bombers if the 9 am by children in a passing offshore islands were about to fall. Nationalists thus far have retaliated against the massive four week bombardment of the Quemoy Only with artillery dug in on the Island. There were unconfirmed reports the nationalists had sent in larger artillery pieces but news i rom Quemoy has been blacked out. Bulletins Miami up a Helene the eighth tropical storm of the season developed in the Atlantic Ocean today Only 700 Miles East of Miami. The storm carried top winds of 50 Miles an hour. United nations up a red China a supporters today delayed a vote on whether to debate the Issue of a seat for the communist piping regime. School bus. Bus Driver Bob Eide reported the Accident to authorities. Sibley. Iowa up a one person was killed and two others were injured today when a car slowed into a truck and careened into a Railroad warning signal at the Junction of Iowa 33 and 9 North of Here. The victim was identified As mrs. Ann Kujawa Owatonna Minn. She was Riding in a car driven by de Kniefel 69. Young ton Ariz. Kniefel and his wife were injured in the crash. Ike returns to Washington petition seeks Boundary establishment a petition a Bren filed in the clerks office at the courthouse by James Prickett against John j. Fitzpatrick seeking the establishment of a permanent Boundary be a Ween their property in Section eight of new London township. The City Council monday night accepted the Low bid of Morley and co. Of Kansas City mo., for a new Cooling Tower at the City Light Plant. After additions and deletions the total amount of the contract is $19,210. The motion to accept the bid was made by councilman Everett Wilcox and second by Council Mathias Fitzpatrick. They voted yes to the Roll car As did councilman Darrell Goddard and Dean Cordes. Councilmen John Edgar and Pliny Walter were not present at the meeting. The contract Calls for tile furnishing of Hie Cooling Tow it r equipment and Spenn tenants for construction. The City at a later Date will ask for bids under separate contracts for the Complete installation of a cooing Tower Basin. The bids will be asked of local contractors. Tile City will furnish the labor for the erection of the Tower. It will take from 14 to 16 weeks for the Morley firm to get the material and 20 working Days for erection of the Tower. The total amount of the Marley alternate bid b before additions and deletions was $21,550. A Dele ton of $1,225 was made for Asbestos Cement siding replacing Redwood siding. Two Hundred dollars was added for Maruth treated Douglas fir in place of Redwood framing. A deletion of $1,315 was made if the City furnished motor starters and switches which it will. The new Cooling Tower will increase the Cooling water capacity for the Turbine condensers from 4,000 Gallons per minute to 8,000 i . The bid was accepted at an adjourned meeting of the Council. Tells Story of brainwashing brain which Washington up a preside. I Eisenhower returned today from a 25-Day Golf and fishing vacation at Newport r i Erbe to speak Here tonight for having a big Barbecue to raise this Money. The idea of a Barbecue had preference because it would indicate All county support for the project mid should net the estimated $500 that would be needed. For the larger promotion to pledge the 200 acres of land for tile Hall of Fame other details will Day when she was hit by a car have to be worked out. The move near her Home while playing with Niento started by the offer of on Pape. Gertrude flu Mger. Cornelia Goddeau. C. F. Decker Jerry Magnuson Miles Mananas Hugh e White. John a. Lauer Leon Opper Man flank Delucia o. T. Wilson vet non j. Looper or. Robert netted. A m Pelt Quot Petlach. Warier rus .1, William Bater Lloyd Peterson or and mrs John mgt thews. L. G Shaw Harlan c. Foster Ralph Rake mrs. R w. Lof Gren. C. A. Cottrell a. M. Patterson Orville a worthy. Winfield John h Miller Roy Black Herman Wolf Dale Dohr Man. Philip Crawford. Olds Fred Foster. It. I Aiono Art Lauer Leonard Jones Stan Mathews Charles , Aiden Fricke Milo Mathews. New London Wilbur Sater de local residents interested in hearing attorney general Norman Elbe at the City Hall this tuesday evening at eight of clock Are invited. The meeting is sponsored by the county Young Republican organization. Richard Cormack is president. Aid in search n. Of Smith cd Jennings e. E police chief Don Thomas and officer Eugene Barnes took the bloodhounds owned by the Southeast Iowa peace officer relation to an area West of Adel tuesday afternoon to Aid in the search for a missing Man. Goal line notice swedes Burgh Albert huh Jerry Lindeen Arnold Lumdeen. Salem j w Moeller or. And mrs. Edgar Hartley. Washington Harold Anderson. A vivid portrayal of the washing process through communists took our prisoners of War w As Given by Ray Willis of Burlington at the kiwanis meeting monday evening. He told of the process of a listen Only and How the prisoners were eventually affected by it How loneliness developed in the prisoners mind and the results. How Well Are we indoctrinating our men he asked. In our United states do we receive so Many Good things that we forget from whence they come he asked also. His dramatic presentation of the methods of the communists and the questions raised made the talk one of the most interesting of the Many Good programs presented before the club. Four new faculty members a at Iowa Wesleyan were guests or. Richard t Parker or r. Evan Copley or Paul v. Clark and t r. Young. Other guests were Rev. H. R. Jay m. W. Doschadis of Hartley. And or. J. W. Krai. Harlan Bainter was introduced As a new member. Scoutmaster Albert Riepe reported on the successful scout Geo Cico Rama held at Geode Park. Or f v Coles announced the Illinois Eastern Iowa District kiwanis convention at Springfield. 111., next week. Or. Raymond Hanks announced that the kiwanis travel and adventure ticket sales now totalled $822 and urged members to Complete their Calls. The goal line club will meet it the , tonight tuesday at 8 o clock following the Junior High game. American sportsmen spent i record $90,617,039 on Hunting my fishing licenses in 1957. In new London Parade a these were among the top floats and include the Best decorated car of the Parade at new London on the annual treat l a. The Honor was won he the woman s Chih entry second from left the floats Are from left future ing they weren t ready for the Parade. Shown on the Ricardo Farmers of America. Woman s club Ricardo club observing 50th anniversary float Are from left Florence camped mrs. E. E. Anniversary and the future homemakers of Erica pretend Wessel and mrs. Franklin Krieger. I
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