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'KG. ;8c LB. UP Coun OSHA getting smart? year 1978 has arrived, will take some getting to. We've already dated etc., with 1977, but, as teller at the bank told us, easy to make an 8 out of a be doing that for the 't few months. we don't feel so bad making a little slip but the year date, after ring the TV announcer ald one of the Sunday ptball games as "NFL 7. ! Now that the holidays are of the way until Februany, can all concentrate on the i-winter doldrums, and erupt to keep warm, and bbile on snow and ice, stay !II, and enjoy the local sketball contests. kept OSHA's quasi-policemen busy harassing businesses. "Beset with a wave of ridicule, and threatened with congressional defunding, OSHA has rejoined the world of reality. "Labor Secretary Ray Marshall and OSHA admini- strator Eula Bingham have announced that I,I00 rules that they call 'picayune' will be purged from OSHA's books. "The full list of fated laws has yet to be published, but Secretary Marshall cited two as symbolic of OSHA's nit- picking -- the rules decreeing the shape of toilet seats, and the height fire extinguishers must be mounted above the floor. iohn C Wilson brings us s item" from a Phoenix, "We are familiar with zona paper, entitled dozens of others which should iSHA'Gets Smart," that be scrapped. Like OSHA rs reprinting: booklet describing 35 ways of I d The 'saviour complex' is affliction which is epidemic ong Washington bureauc- ies. The grossest form of  disease is in the thousands  thousands of rules and alations bureaucrats de- e to protect us from Selves and from others. 'Certainly the most out- Zeous offender in recent Irs had been the Occupa- hal Safety and Health ministration, whose acro- na OSHA has a deservedly [gar sound when pronounc- Pidly. In its first year of ence, its busybody bu- rats swamped the na- small and large busi- en with 15,000 new laws. ! 'Hundreds of them had to do with worker or health: rather, they designing an 'Exit' sign. And the one telling how to climb a ladder. "Striking 1,100 of the rules from the books is a commend- able start. But, we suspect that with a little imagination, OSHA can stumble across a couple of thousand more which have no business for existing other than to please the bureaucrat with too little to do." We agree heartily with the article. The nation's small business, hanging on by the skin of their teeth, are beset with so many government reports, forms, surveys, etc., this time of year, that there is no wonder there is a business slump. Who's got time to sell? Or buy? Everybody is filling out forms, figuring taxes, finishing year-end reports. The OeCoster Report... RII00 msl mS'reEl Rl00RffBlIgffff. 1978 presents opportunity to me to present opportunity for ira- in state govern- First of all, we not only ve enough revenue to fund state govern- I believe it is sufficient enable us to make some tax cuts. And when You ever going to be able n.ake tax cuts if it is not the coffers are full Teasdale has one year of experience in under his belt, and in with this time last will be starting off with own team in the key lthough there was the turnover in legislators the last session that I most of the 60 new of last year will had a experience. y has the most it has had at the salaries they have had paid and should not Pre-occupied with increas- Compensation. Legislators MO. JAN. 5, 1978 bs $d,edule 8, Lewis Co. to Quincy.. 9, Knox Co. to Quincy. 11, Lewis & Knox to Columbia. 12, Lewis & Knox to Kirksville. 13, Lewis Co. to 16, Knox Co. to Kirks- 17, Lewis Co. to 18, Knox Co. to Col- 20. Lewis Co. to 23, Williamstown, Mou- Canton and LaGrange r. 24, Lewis Co. to 23. Knox Co. to Kirks- 28, Lewis Co. to Kirks- 27, Lewis Co. to ether dates are open. have a sizeable pay increase coming for those elected in 1978 and should not have to fret over the problems of raising their own pay. 1978 is an election year. At the state level, Missourians will elect 163 representatives, 17 senators, a state auditor, and 10 congressmen. Now that the so-called "Honest Election" and cam- paign financing law has been declared unconstititional, the legislature will have an opportunity to enact a mean- inul, effective and reason- able law directed at limiting the amounts spent for elec- tions and informing the public of possible conflicts between public official's personal in- terests and their official duties. I still believe that the best safeguard is for you to encourage honest and capable persons to seek office and then support them. And, if you are honest and capable, throw your own hat in the ring. At least there seems to be a real, sincere desire to do something about welfare re- form and support for the feeling that no able-bodied person should receive help unless he produces something in return. Probably the greatest chal- lenge that faces us is that of doing something about the inflationary cycle, increased government spending to "meet the cost of inflation" which in itself contributes to more inflation to be met next year with more cost of living increases. Many are ready to accept inflation as a way of life. My greatest concern as we enter upon a new year is the seemingly unbridled growth of government and the public's overall apathy toward it. Many talk and even complain about it but few take any affn-mative action to curtail it. You may contact your State Representative by writing Richard J. DeCoster, House Post Office, Jefferson City, M 65101, or by calling Jefferson City (314) 751-4575 during the week or Canton (314) 288-5278. I now have an answering machine in my Canton office. If you will leave your name and number, I will return your call. STERYEAR'5 PIETI:IRES The post card, which bean card are identified clockwise, Lake (at Forest Grove ceme- "Keokuk" at Canton, Canton a 1911 postmark, was providefrom the top center, Header- tery), McKendree Hall (which Public School, East Lewis by Colman Winn. mn Hall, Canton City Hall and stood where Food Center is Street, and the Catholic Buildings shown on this ire station, Forest Grove now located), the steamer Church. State Suitor Norman Merrd's A o. " ' ...... III I ill I III Reassessment is major concern My visit at the court houses of the 10 counties that comprise the 18th Senatorial District is complete. The tour proved to be a rewarding experience for myself and hopefully was a benefit to those who came to express some of their concerns and opinions. The number one issue on people's minds was reassess- ment. There has been a move in the past in the General Assembly to pass legislation calling for statewide reasses- ment of property values. Last session the legislation came the closest to passing but failed. During this next ses- sion, which begins Jan. 4, there will most assuredly be a strong push again. The concerns voiced on reassessment stemmed from the uncertainty of what the results would be. I share these concerns A reassessment program initiated and direct- ed from the state level once removes from the people their control of a taxation program wire Monday of the death of Grandpa Rockhold, an aged man who lived on a farm on Bear Creek north of this place for years, but the last few years has made his home with his son, Lon and family near Wayland Deer Ridge Relatives here received a message Sunday afternoon of the death of Mrs. W. B. Hardy, 51, of Enid, Okla., that morning. A daughter of Mr. andMrs. J. D. Million, Sr., of Monticello, Mrs. Hardy was a seamstress here for years. The Hanly family moved here 16 years ago. Henry C Ewalt, cashier of the Lewistown Savings Bank, born Jan. 31, 1852, in Scotland Co, later moving with his parents to a farm near Monticello where his entire life was spent until his mother's death a year ago, since that time making his home with his sister, Mrs. Charles Turner of Lewistown, who tenderly cared for him until his departure Dec. 27. Henry Brinkman, a lifelong .from our readers Thank you To the citizens of Canton, I want to thank you for making my stay in Canton a 20 YEARS AGO The Canton Press-News January 9, 1958 Bernard Rosenthal, 65, died at Veterans hospital in Iowa City Jan. 6. Mr. Rosenthal, owner and operator of Canton Gardens, had been seriously ill for several months. Clyde Stork, one of Canton's most popular post office employees, retired from the postal service on Dec. 31, ater 37 /2 years of active duty. A dedicatory service will be held Sunday in Johann Li- brary on Culver-Stockton campus for a new high fidelity phonograph and record collec- tion purchased as a memorial to the late Mary Pierce, wife of J. Leslie Pierce, head of the C-S school of music. Mr. and Mrs. Clay Walter of Canton celebrated their gold- ed wedding anniversary Sun- day, Jan. 5. They have lived resident of LaGrange, died at his home Sunday after only one day's illness. He was downtown at his business of blacksmithing on Thursday. 90 YEARS AGO The Lewis County Journal January 6, 1888 Gabe Curd sold on Thursday an 80 acre tract of land near Toiona to Victor F DeCoster for the sum of $600. pleasant one. I enjoyed serv- ing you as a policeman for the short time I was here. Unfortunately, I had to leave. I have had the pleasure of meeting some people that especially made my days here very happy. I have had pleasant and unpleasant ex- periences here. I leave some- thing behind that makes me very sad. I wish you the best of everything, May God bless you. Don Slaughter Jack shS; secretary, Har- old H. O. Porter resigne manager and a managers not yet been selected s Annabel Schi- wind, bOOkper ' also resign- ed, but Wemain with the company u the arrival of the new bOeeper ' Milton Lloyd Cly ichards and Harold Ma .... L^ a.e uc new helpers at thvator" H. O. Pox who for and who is head of the several year'teered the Lewistown Realty Exchange, business of the nton Co-Op , is using the radio to broadcast Elevatdr thro perilous real estate bargains which he times of crOtnd price has to offer. The plan is a new fluctuations ant^ a ..... one Lewistown Record sion permd, hasigne d as company managCWr. Par- William Campbell, 86, died ter hasa recordo[k .... ^ at his home in Ewing elevator pay it "" m= Yrnn d Wednesday. reduce indebtedn i period when mostE o 60 YEARS AGO . .-:ucerns were writing mer mces in The Lewis County Journal red ink. George 'thr January 4, 1918 assistant and truck nf77." In last week's issue, the . t the elevator, also reslg.ne!t.  Cantonian contained an an- Uncle Cephus is also"as nouncement that the paper the elevator will soon e a had been sold to S. F. Tannus new force.  of Canton, with William T. that has historically been the responsibility of the counties and local government. This breeds skepticism as to what the effects would be, for experience has found -- in some instances -- that as government programs and services are removed from local control, there is a tendency for government to be less effective in following the public's will. Another big issue was trans- portation needs. There was an array of concerns in this area stemming all the way from the non-maintenance of county roads to bridge weight limits to potential effects of a new road system by-passing com- munities. In Bowling Green a hearing was held with the Highway Department to discuss the by-pass of Highways 61 and 54. Over 200 people attended the hearing which came about as the result of my meeting with some of the concerned local citizens on the tour. In Hannibal a delegation was there to discuss the interchange of St. Mary's Avenue and Highway 61. This fall a similar meeting to the one in Bowling Green was held in Hannibal with the Highway Department. In most counties there was discussion of the maintenance and repair to county roads and bridges. County govern- ments are experiencing a shortage of funds in all areas, including roads and bridges. Then in Kahoka ! was approached by several indiv- iduals who were concerned with the lowering of the weight limits on several bridges in northeast Missouri These new limits would most affect the trucking industry which would have to revise many of their present routes. This would cause the trucks to travel more miles (the ex- penses of which would be bore by the consumer) and would affect many businesses and grain elevators. As a result, I appointed a Senate Select Committee to investigate the situation. Hearings will be held in January. The Highway Department has already de: layed, until February, the new bridge limits. D. E. Musser has rented the ' !i Lindell hotel of this place and 1[ will shortly move into it and accommodate the public both  the Senior Scene in the hotel and livery business. Mrs. Musser is a JR by Mildred Schaffer lady of energy and experience [ and we predict success for the .............. hotel. ,----v---..,.- -,,-- -,,.- -..-- -..- ......  The Baptist churches at this A good year place and Lewistown have their entire life in Lewis County where Mr. Walter is a successful farmer. The Lewis County Journal January 9, 1958 The following candidates have filed for office in Lewis County: Howard Legg for treasurer; J. E. McReynolds for circuit clerk; David W. Wilson, probate and magis- trate, judge; Chester Hintn, presiding judge; and Carl Bland, judge for the northern district. The primary election will be held Aug. 5. Funeral services for Mrs. Quinn Benning Van Duersen, who died Dec. 17, were held in Kansas City. Survivors in- clude a brother, Perkins Benning of Canton. 40 YEARS AGO The Canton Press-News January 6, 1938 Mrs. Horace Condit died at Beardstown, Ill., Monday. A service was held in Canton at Kelly Funeral Home. Ross Collins, for several years the capable manager of the Lewis County Co-opera- tive, familiarly known as the Farmer's Poultry Exchange, has been re-employed to manage the concern for the coming year. From now until April Can- ton and Lewis County churches are putting on a campaign for church and Sunday school attendance. The campaign is a continua- tion of the National Preaching Mission held at Keokuk, Quincy and Hannibal a few weeks ago. The slogan is "I Go To Church." The stockholders of the Canton Co-operative Elevator Co. elected officers at their annual meeting and organized as follows: president, Scott Richards; vice president, 1977 has been a rewarding year for those over 60 years of age in Lewis County. A new group of citizens reaches that magic milestone each year, the only requirement in most instances to be a participant in the numerous activities and benefits available from social --  Frye of Illinois in charge of employed Eld. J. D. Hacker of The 9$rd birthday  the printing establishment. Clarksville to preach for them Hon. W. B. MeRoberts. Chas. F. Zenge, former post- during the year 1888. observed in the B. L. A master of Canton, had been son home at Monticello Ja editor of the paper for the Died: in Canton on De. 29, with a trkey dinner. Sfl ast two years and we regret Mrs. A. D. Sterrett, advanced 1870 thedinner has been\\; to see him leave the field of in years. In Canton on Jan. 2, annual afair. \\; newspaperdom. Canton has Mrs. Dorothy A. Knight, -- \\;three newspapers, and we widow of the late Dr. Z.T. service programs sponsored The deltal equipment of Dipresume that Mr. Zenge could Knight. At his home in Canton by the Lewis County Council M. C. Cl'k has been shippeind more revenue from some on Dec. 25, Eld. J. H. on Aging. Retirees of those in to St. Louis. Stephen s BeautYther line of work. Hickman, in his 73rd year. semi-retirement may find a Salon has moved to the rooms\\; -- For a number of years he had number of just plain fun days occupied by Dr Clerk. \\;Mort Denniston, who is been an earnest minister of in one of the six Senior Citizen -- tending school at Green City the Christian church. Sites in the county: 50 'EARS AGO ere his sister and husband A balanced, nutritious meal The Lewi County Journal e, was home for the ....__ ...f istmas vacation. A temlPrary injunction re- ectric lights were install- January 5 1928 straining he board of trustees of LaGrnge College from attemptin[ or contracting to remove the school from LaGrangeand from using the endowmett in the mainten- ance of a :liege at any other place, was granted Wednes- day _ . . We'e informed that the [arm When Fank Kellum went to %ner, Earl Bahn, has s the homeof Mrs. Leannah the Lewis County Helton, 6, a relative, on News wing, to a news- Sunday norning to see if there waanything that he could do tcbelp on account of the severcold weather, he found her cad, fully dressed along side he stove. She was thought tomve died of heart disease altough the body was badly froze when found. With thbeginning of the New Yea: unless present plans mie.arry the newly chartered 'roducers Cream- ery Compny of LaGrange will beginperations at the plant of th@resent LaGrange Creamery]'he board which organized ecently with the election of lenry Schaffer as president, en Wolfmeyer as vice presid3t and Atty. T. I Johnson assecretary-treasur- er, has emloyed William L. Thomas  this city as manager. A messa came over the  Hilbert and Henderson's , in Dr. Knight's resi- et, and in Jesse Bright- weioffice. The opera house also wired from the idge plant for lights and ipictur e machine. Flu taking toll in county Your ambulances had a thanks to all who helped make busy week with 19 runs being 1977 a successful year for the made. At times all three ambulances; it has been great ambulances were on the road working with all of you and I look forward to a better year than last. If you would like to be of some help in the running of the ambulances, there are always things that need to be done ther on the ambulance or at the base, and if your group would like to buy extra equipment, I will be glad to give you some ideas of things we would like but haven't financially been able to pur- chase. I urge all of you to become interested in the running of the units before you need them. I still have time to speak at clubs and would welcome the chance to tell you how our operation is set up and runs. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our friends for remembering us at Christmas with cards, letters, visits and treats. Especially to the Lewistown Baptist chil- dren for their program and treats. + tu'lel Baker and Jerry Fible paperm from St. Louis. Welcom, te field brother. The Java | stated a week that ago ..- Todd of Canton had ia he govern- enlist t ment's ser% s dentist. This was true vat r Todd asks us to state th w h ill not be called to 'vice for six months to a r, and will be glad to see ahis patrons at his office aytime Mrs Sarah 84 ri, , cued at the home of,r daughter Mrs. Joel Thra at "Ha'ni'- bal on Jan. 2.he was a devout member t ^.. .. he M=,v- rest church at Letown ' her home for many ye. The Mississippi .r at St. Louis is the low, in its history. Beverly Leslie, s%f Mr. and Mrs. Warn Lesi was with the complications of the flu taking its toll on the residents of Lewis County Someone is always on duty if you should need an ambulance Dial 0 and ask for Enterprise 30135. Blood pressure clinics will be at Lewistown on the 10th with the alternate date being the 12th; and at the senior housing at LaGrange on the 12th with the alternate date being the 13th. You do not have to be a participant of the food program to stop by and have your blood pressure taken. More CPR classes are being planned and if one in your area of the county has not been confirmed let us know of your desire to take the training. It is necessary that we have at least seven to teach and we will not be setting up classes unless we have that many pre-enrolled. I'will try to resume the tips of the week and hope to get some more interviews with the volunteers as time passes. In the meantime, ! wish to say in home-like surroundings is available in most of the sites every week day. Aides and other persons with special talents and skills conduct craft classes and programs that inform or entertain. Several times a month there are exercise classes at each site in addition to such preventive health services as blood pressure and diabetes checks. And at every place there is someone ready to help with transportation to and from the center, or even to a neighboring center. An alter- nate mode of transportation h as just opento senior citizens with the phase  the Foster Grandpart van, For persons over 60o have the time and talent  desire employment there  a number of possibilities. Ap- proximately 50 are now enrolled in the Foster Grand- parent Program, 10 in the Green Thumb, and many others are working in nutri- tion, social services, transpor- tation, as homemaker aides or senior citizen aides. Senior volunteers really make the programs possible as they represent their communities in contributing their time, a requirement for all federally funded programs. Records of the last year show a real increase in the number of special activities available in health, crafts and nutrition. There has also been a notable increase in the number of participants, ap. proximately 650 senior citi- zens having received benefits provided within the county. In addition, we know more about the needs of our people through informational surveys and thus will be better able to give them what they want and what they need ................ Mrs. Mary Sue Van Meter, Lewis County al servi director, has these words fro' all the citizens money coming vaeE y . 'KG. ;8c LB. UP Coun OSHA getting smart? year 1978 has arrived, will take some getting to. We've already dated etc., with 1977, but, as teller at the bank told us, easy to make an 8 out of a be doing that for the 't few months. we don't feel so bad making a little slip but the year date, after ring the TV announcer ald one of the Sunday ptball games as "NFL 7. ! Now that the holidays are of the way until Februany, can all concentrate on the i-winter doldrums, and erupt to keep warm, and bbile on snow and ice, stay !II, and enjoy the local sketball contests. kept OSHA's quasi-policemen busy harassing businesses. "Beset with a wave of ridicule, and threatened with congressional defunding, OSHA has rejoined the world of reality. "Labor Secretary Ray Marshall and OSHA admini- strator Eula Bingham have announced that I,I00 rules that they call 'picayune' will be purged from OSHA's books. "The full list of fated laws has yet to be published, but Secretary Marshall cited two as symbolic of OSHA's nit- picking -- the rules decreeing the shape of toilet seats, and the height fire extinguishers must be mounted above the floor. iohn C Wilson brings us s item" from a Phoenix, "We are familiar with zona paper, entitled dozens of others which should iSHA'Gets Smart," that be scrapped. Like OSHA rs reprinting: booklet describing 35 ways of I d The 'saviour complex' is affliction which is epidemic ong Washington bureauc- ies. The grossest form of  disease is in the thousands  thousands of rules and alations bureaucrats de- e to protect us from Selves and from others. 'Certainly the most out- Zeous offender in recent Irs had been the Occupa- hal Safety and Health ministration, whose acro- na OSHA has a deservedly [gar sound when pronounc- Pidly. In its first year of ence, its busybody bu- rats swamped the na- small and large busi- en with 15,000 new laws. ! 'Hundreds of them had to do with worker or health: rather, they designing an 'Exit' sign. And the one telling how to climb a ladder. "Striking 1,100 of the rules from the books is a commend- able start. But, we suspect that with a little imagination, OSHA can stumble across a couple of thousand more which have no business for existing other than to please the bureaucrat with too little to do." We agree heartily with the article. The nation's small business, hanging on by the skin of their teeth, are beset with so many government reports, forms, surveys, etc., this time of year, that there is no wonder there is a business slump. Who's got time to sell? Or buy? Everybody is filling out forms, figuring taxes, finishing year-end reports. The OeCoster Report... RII00 msl mS'reEl Rl00RffBlIgffff. 1978 presents opportunity to me to present opportunity for ira- in state govern- First of all, we not only ve enough revenue to fund state govern- I believe it is sufficient enable us to make some tax cuts. And when You ever going to be able n.ake tax cuts if it is not the coffers are full Teasdale has one year of experience in under his belt, and in with this time last will be starting off with own team in the key lthough there was the turnover in legislators the last session that I most of the 60 new of last year will had a experience. y has the most it has had at the salaries they have had paid and should not Pre-occupied with increas- Compensation. Legislators MO. JAN. 5, 1978 bs $d,edule 8, Lewis Co. to Quincy.. 9, Knox Co. to Quincy. 11, Lewis & Knox to Columbia. 12, Lewis & Knox to Kirksville. 13, Lewis Co. to 16, Knox Co. to Kirks- 17, Lewis Co. to 18, Knox Co. to Col- 20. Lewis Co. to 23, Williamstown, Mou- Canton and LaGrange r. 24, Lewis Co. to 23. Knox Co. to Kirks- 28, Lewis Co. to Kirks- 27, Lewis Co. to ether dates are open. have a sizeable pay increase coming for those elected in 1978 and should not have to fret over the problems of raising their own pay. 1978 is an election year. At the state level, Missourians will elect 163 representatives, 17 senators, a state auditor, and 10 congressmen. Now that the so-called "Honest Election" and cam- paign financing law has been declared unconstititional, the legislature will have an opportunity to enact a mean- inul, effective and reason- able law directed at limiting the amounts spent for elec- tions and informing the public of possible conflicts between public official's personal in- terests and their official duties. I still believe that the best safeguard is for you to encourage honest and capable persons to seek office and then support them. And, if you are honest and capable, throw your own hat in the ring. At least there seems to be a real, sincere desire to do something about welfare re- form and support for the feeling that no able-bodied person should receive help unless he produces something in return. Probably the greatest chal- lenge that faces us is that of doing something about the inflationary cycle, increased government spending to "meet the cost of inflation" which in itself contributes to more inflation to be met next year with more cost of living increases. Many are ready to accept inflation as a way of life. My greatest concern as we enter upon a new year is the seemingly unbridled growth of government and the public's overall apathy toward it. Many talk and even complain about it but few take any affn-mative action to curtail it. You may contact your State Representative by writing Richard J. DeCoster, House Post Office, Jefferson City, M 65101, or by calling Jefferson City (314) 751-4575 during the week or Canton (314) 288-5278. I now have an answering machine in my Canton office. If you will leave your name and number, I will return your call. STERYEAR'5 PIETI:IRES The post card, which bean card are identified clockwise, Lake (at Forest Grove ceme- "Keokuk" at Canton, Canton a 1911 postmark, was providefrom the top center, Header- tery), McKendree Hall (which Public School, East Lewis by Colman Winn. mn Hall, Canton City Hall and stood where Food Center is Street, and the Catholic Buildings shown on this ire station, Forest Grove now located), the steamer Church. State Suitor Norman Merrd's A o. " ' ...... III I ill I III Reassessment is major concern My visit at the court houses of the 10 counties that comprise the 18th Senatorial District is complete. The tour proved to be a rewarding experience for myself and hopefully was a benefit to those who came to express some of their concerns and opinions. The number one issue on people's minds was reassess- ment. There has been a move in the past in the General Assembly to pass legislation calling for statewide reasses- ment of property values. Last session the legislation came the closest to passing but failed. During this next ses- sion, which begins Jan. 4, there will most assuredly be a strong push again. The concerns voiced on reassessment stemmed from the uncertainty of what the results would be. I share these concerns A reassessment program initiated and direct- ed from the state level once removes from the people their control of a taxation program wire Monday of the death of Grandpa Rockhold, an aged man who lived on a farm on Bear Creek north of this place for years, but the last few years has made his home with his son, Lon and family near Wayland Deer Ridge Relatives here received a message Sunday afternoon of the death of Mrs. W. B. Hardy, 51, of Enid, Okla., that morning. A daughter of Mr. andMrs. J. D. Million, Sr., of Monticello, Mrs. Hardy was a seamstress here for years. The Hanly family moved here 16 years ago. Henry C Ewalt, cashier of the Lewistown Savings Bank, born Jan. 31, 1852, in Scotland Co, later moving with his parents to a farm near Monticello where his entire life was spent until his mother's death a year ago, since that time making his home with his sister, Mrs. Charles Turner of Lewistown, who tenderly cared for him until his departure Dec. 27. Henry Brinkman, a lifelong .from our readers Thank you To the citizens of Canton, I want to thank you for making my stay in Canton a 20 YEARS AGO The Canton Press-News January 9, 1958 Bernard Rosenthal, 65, died at Veterans hospital in Iowa City Jan. 6. Mr. Rosenthal, owner and operator of Canton Gardens, had been seriously ill for several months. Clyde Stork, one of Canton's most popular post office employees, retired from the postal service on Dec. 31, ater 37 /2 years of active duty. A dedicatory service will be held Sunday in Johann Li- brary on Culver-Stockton campus for a new high fidelity phonograph and record collec- tion purchased as a memorial to the late Mary Pierce, wife of J. Leslie Pierce, head of the C-S school of music. Mr. and Mrs. Clay Walter of Canton celebrated their gold- ed wedding anniversary Sun- day, Jan. 5. They have lived resident of LaGrange, died at his home Sunday after only one day's illness. He was downtown at his business of blacksmithing on Thursday. 90 YEARS AGO The Lewis County Journal January 6, 1888 Gabe Curd sold on Thursday an 80 acre tract of land near Toiona to Victor F DeCoster for the sum of $600. pleasant one. I enjoyed serv- ing you as a policeman for the short time I was here. Unfortunately, I had to leave. I have had the pleasure of meeting some people that especially made my days here very happy. I have had pleasant and unpleasant ex- periences here. I leave some- thing behind that makes me very sad. I wish you the best of everything, May God bless you. Don Slaughter Jack shS; secretary, Har- old H. O. Porter resigne manager and a managers not yet been selected s Annabel Schi- wind, bOOkper ' also resign- ed, but Wemain with the company u the arrival of the new bOeeper ' Milton Lloyd Cly ichards and Harold Ma .... L^ a.e uc new helpers at thvator" H. O. Pox who for and who is head of the several year'teered the Lewistown Realty Exchange, business of the nton Co-Op , is using the radio to broadcast Elevatdr thro perilous real estate bargains which he times of crOtnd price has to offer. The plan is a new fluctuations ant^ a ..... one Lewistown Record sion permd, hasigne d as company managCWr. Par- William Campbell, 86, died ter hasa recordo[k .... ^ at his home in Ewing elevator pay it "" m= Yrnn d Wednesday. reduce indebtedn i period when mostE o 60 YEARS AGO . .-:ucerns were writing mer mces in The Lewis County Journal red ink. George 'thr January 4, 1918 assistant and truck nf77." In last week's issue, the . t the elevator, also reslg.ne!t.  Cantonian contained an an- Uncle Cephus is also"as nouncement that the paper the elevator will soon e a had been sold to S. F. Tannus new force.  of Canton, with William T. that has historically been the responsibility of the counties and local government. This breeds skepticism as to what the effects would be, for experience has found -- in some instances -- that as government programs and services are removed from local control, there is a tendency for government to be less effective in following the public's will. Another big issue was trans- portation needs. There was an array of concerns in this area stemming all the way from the non-maintenance of county roads to bridge weight limits to potential effects of a new road system by-passing com- munities. In Bowling Green a hearing was held with the Highway Department to discuss the by-pass of Highways 61 and 54. Over 200 people attended the hearing which came about as the result of my meeting with some of the concerned local citizens on the tour. In Hannibal a delegation was there to discuss the interchange of St. Mary's Avenue and Highway 61. This fall a similar meeting to the one in Bowling Green was held in Hannibal with the Highway Department. In most counties there was discussion of the maintenance and repair to county roads and bridges. County govern- ments are experiencing a shortage of funds in all areas, including roads and bridges. Then in Kahoka ! was approached by several indiv- iduals who were concerned with the lowering of the weight limits on several bridges in northeast Missouri These new limits would most affect the trucking industry which would have to revise many of their present routes. This would cause the trucks to travel more miles (the ex- penses of which would be bore by the consumer) and would affect many businesses and grain elevators. As a result, I appointed a Senate Select Committee to investigate the situation. Hearings will be held in January. The Highway Department has already de: layed, until February, the new bridge limits. D. E. Musser has rented the ' !i Lindell hotel of this place and 1[ will shortly move into it and accommodate the public both  the Senior Scene in the hotel and livery business. Mrs. Musser is a JR by Mildred Schaffer lady of energy and experience [ and we predict success for the .............. hotel. ,----v---..,.- -,,-- -,,.- -..-- -..- ......  The Baptist churches at this A good year place and Lewistown have their entire life in Lewis County where Mr. Walter is a successful farmer. The Lewis County Journal January 9, 1958 The following candidates have filed for office in Lewis County: Howard Legg for treasurer; J. E. McReynolds for circuit clerk; David W. Wilson, probate and magis- trate, judge; Chester Hintn, presiding judge; and Carl Bland, judge for the northern district. The primary election will be held Aug. 5. Funeral services for Mrs. Quinn Benning Van Duersen, who died Dec. 17, were held in Kansas City. Survivors in- clude a brother, Perkins Benning of Canton. 40 YEARS AGO The Canton Press-News January 6, 1938 Mrs. Horace Condit died at Beardstown, Ill., Monday. A service was held in Canton at Kelly Funeral Home. Ross Collins, for several years the capable manager of the Lewis County Co-opera- tive, familiarly known as the Farmer's Poultry Exchange, has been re-employed to manage the concern for the coming year. From now until April Can- ton and Lewis County churches are putting on a campaign for church and Sunday school attendance. The campaign is a continua- tion of the National Preaching Mission held at Keokuk, Quincy and Hannibal a few weeks ago. The slogan is "I Go To Church." The stockholders of the Canton Co-operative Elevator Co. elected officers at their annual meeting and organized as follows: president, Scott Richards; vice president, 1977 has been a rewarding year for those over 60 years of age in Lewis County. A new group of citizens reaches that magic milestone each year, the only requirement in most instances to be a participant in the numerous activities and benefits available from social --  Frye of Illinois in charge of employed Eld. J. D. Hacker of The 9$rd birthday  the printing establishment. Clarksville to preach for them Hon. W. B. MeRoberts. Chas. F. Zenge, former post- during the year 1888. observed in the B. L. A master of Canton, had been son home at Monticello Ja editor of the paper for the Died: in Canton on De. 29, with a trkey dinner. Sfl ast two years and we regret Mrs. A. D. Sterrett, advanced 1870 thedinner has been\\; to see him leave the field of in years. In Canton on Jan. 2, annual afair. \\; newspaperdom. Canton has Mrs. Dorothy A. Knight, -- \\;three newspapers, and we widow of the late Dr. Z.T. service programs sponsored The deltal equipment of Dipresume that Mr. Zenge could Knight. At his home in Canton by the Lewis County Council M. C. Cl'k has been shippeind more revenue from some on Dec. 25, Eld. J. H. on Aging. Retirees of those in to St. Louis. Stephen s BeautYther line of work. Hickman, in his 73rd year. semi-retirement may find a Salon has moved to the rooms\\; -- For a number of years he had number of just plain fun days occupied by Dr Clerk. \\;Mort Denniston, who is been an earnest minister of in one of the six Senior Citizen -- tending school at Green City the Christian church. Sites in the county: 50 'EARS AGO ere his sister and husband A balanced, nutritious meal The Lewi County Journal e, was home for the ....__ ...f istmas vacation. A temlPrary injunction re- ectric lights were install- January 5 1928 straining he board of trustees of LaGrnge College from attemptin[ or contracting to remove the school from LaGrangeand from using the endowmett in the mainten- ance of a :liege at any other place, was granted Wednes- day _ . . We'e informed that the [arm When Fank Kellum went to %ner, Earl Bahn, has s the homeof Mrs. Leannah the Lewis County Helton, 6, a relative, on News wing, to a news- Sunday norning to see if there waanything that he could do tcbelp on account of the severcold weather, he found her cad, fully dressed along side he stove. She was thought tomve died of heart disease altough the body was badly froze when found. With thbeginning of the New Yea: unless present plans mie.arry the newly chartered 'roducers Cream- ery Compny of LaGrange will beginperations at the plant of th@resent LaGrange Creamery]'he board which organized ecently with the election of lenry Schaffer as president, en Wolfmeyer as vice presid3t and Atty. T. I Johnson assecretary-treasur- er, has emloyed William L. Thomas  this city as manager. A messa came over the  Hilbert and Henderson's , in Dr. Knight's resi- et, and in Jesse Bright- weioffice. The opera house also wired from the idge plant for lights and ipictur e machine. Flu taking toll in county Your ambulances had a thanks to all who helped make busy week with 19 runs being 1977 a successful year for the made. At times all three ambulances; it has been great ambulances were on the road working with all of you and I look forward to a better year than last. If you would like to be of some help in the running of the ambulances, there are always things that need to be done ther on the ambulance or at the base, and if your group would like to buy extra equipment, I will be glad to give you some ideas of things we would like but haven't financially been able to pur- chase. I urge all of you to become interested in the running of the units before you need them. I still have time to speak at clubs and would welcome the chance to tell you how our operation is set up and runs. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our friends for remembering us at Christmas with cards, letters, visits and treats. Especially to the Lewistown Baptist chil- dren for their program and treats. + tu'lel Baker and Jerry Fible paperm from St. Louis. Welcom, te field brother. The Java | stated a week that ago ..- Todd of Canton had ia he govern- enlist t ment's ser% s dentist. This was true vat r Todd asks us to state th w h ill not be called to 'vice for six months to a r, and will be glad to see ahis patrons at his office aytime Mrs Sarah 84 ri, , cued at the home of,r daughter Mrs. Joel Thra at "Ha'ni'- bal on Jan. 2.he was a devout member t ^.. .. he M=,v- rest church at Letown ' her home for many ye. The Mississippi .r at St. Louis is the low, in its history. Beverly Leslie, s%f Mr. and Mrs. Warn Lesi was with the complications of the flu taking its toll on the residents of Lewis County Someone is always on duty if you should need an ambulance Dial 0 and ask for Enterprise 30135. Blood pressure clinics will be at Lewistown on the 10th with the alternate date being the 12th; and at the senior housing at LaGrange on the 12th with the alternate date being the 13th. You do not have to be a participant of the food program to stop by and have your blood pressure taken. More CPR classes are being planned and if one in your area of the county has not been confirmed let us know of your desire to take the training. It is necessary that we have at least seven to teach and we will not be setting up classes unless we have that many pre-enrolled. I'will try to resume the tips of the week and hope to get some more interviews with the volunteers as time passes. In the meantime, ! wish to say in home-like surroundings is available in most of the sites every week day. Aides and other persons with special talents and skills conduct craft classes and programs that inform or entertain. Several times a month there are exercise classes at each site in addition to such preventive health services as blood pressure and diabetes checks. And at every place there is someone ready to help with transportation to and from the center, or even to a neighboring center. An alter- nate mode of transportation h as just opento senior citizens with the phase  the Foster Grandpart van, For persons over 60o have the time and talent  desire employment there  a number of possibilities. Ap- proximately 50 are now enrolled in the Foster Grand- parent Program, 10 in the Green Thumb, and many others are working in nutri- tion, social services, transpor- tation, as homemaker aides or senior citizen aides. Senior volunteers really make the programs possible as they represent their communities in contributing their time, a requirement for all federally funded programs. Records of the last year show a real increase in the number of special activities available in health, crafts and nutrition. There has also been a notable increase in the number of participants, ap. proximately 650 senior citi- zens having received benefits provided within the county. In addition, we know more about the needs of our people through informational surveys and thus will be better able to give them what they want and what they need ................ Mrs. Mary Sue Van Meter, Lewis County al servi director, has these words fro' all the citizens money coming vaeE y .