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PRESS-NEWS JOURNAL, CANTON, MO. ~J goes by Dan Steinbeck It was only a matter of time. First, late comedian Rodney Dan- gerfield got "no respect." Next, free agent athletes began to pick to~ play where they are appreciated. Then, 'reality' TV kicked undesir- able people off an island. Now, a planet is out of the solar system, because the other eight planets decided, after just 75 years, the gal- axy was not big enough for them and Pluto too. Mars, it is rumored (as of today), in its quest to lure tourists, may have pushed for Pluto's defrocking Most "Survivor," TV show castaways are still present to heckle and criticize, and Pluto hasn't officially gone anywhere - yet. It's just been re-classified as a "dwarf planet," a surprising twist.in this politically correct era of using non-discrimatory sensitivity labels. An Interact news site said Pluto was demoted, as "it didn't meet new rules which say a planet not only must orbit the sun and as- sume a nearly round shape, but must clear the neighborhood around its orbit?' Pluto likely said after learning the news, "there goes the neighborhood." Pluto was something in the sky to strain our eyes. Also, one can't spell plutonium, without P-L-U-T-O. (As a side note, is it a coinci- dence the chemical abbreviation for plutonium is Pu, which is how some planets felt about Pluto?) Several other heavenly bodies (note to men - this does not mean supermodels) will also be called dwarf planets, to make their own solar system. Throughout the ousting of Pluto, not one mention was made of planets on hallucinant drugs like 'many moons' Jupiter or steroids like 'rings-around-the-collar' Saturn. t With the football season starting, we can only imagine Pluto and his newfound dwarf friends (Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, etc,) will start their new league, and challenge our solar system - perhaps as early as the 2007 season, for intergalactic competition. Suddenly, like history books with changes to provide "new infor- mation" on past events, science teachers will need new text books printed - perhaps the real reason for the change - but for now will tell classes to ignore, for example, pages 47-53, as Pluto no longer exists in Planetland. So, Pluto doesn't exist. Tell that to the Disney cartoon dog. Wrong Pluto? Okay, tell that to the philosopher from ancient times. I Backward Glances the pages of early County newspapers I I i i|1 ii ii 20 YEARS AGO ark died in Kirksville. Her niece Canton Press-News lives in Canton. -- Wilber Gar- August 28, 1986 kie, 85, Palmyra, died recently. Lock 20 had the best safety The funeral was in LaGrange record on the upper Mississippi with burial in Durham. -- Jessie ~f more than a million accident-" ~Betmeyer, gt, LaGrange, died im ~ee hours. However, that record Blessing Hospital. . ~, z Was closed whe~ Wilbur R. Lair ~ "- " was operating a crane to remove 40 YEARS AGO debris of~logs out of one of the The Canton Press-News gates. The debris got hung up September 1, 1966 and released suddenly overbal-An estimated 150 people ancing the crane Causing it to heard the prospects for the corn- topple off the dam and fall into ing football season from CUl- the river. At least two other men ver-Stockton College Football were nearby but there was only Coach Jack Vail, Tuesday night one fatality, at a kick-off dinner. The Ned Daggs family repre- Three major building projects sented Lewis County at the Mis- are underway on Culver-Stock- souri State Fair. ton campus, with two of them nearing completion. A new resi Construction is beginning on dence hall for 72 women will be the new LaGrange water tower ready for occupancy. Four color- on the bluff near Gardner-Den- ful new tennis courts have been ver. completed near the campus golf course. Returning students will Deaths: Mrs. Jessie Bross, also notice the beginning of the 79, Canton, died at Lewis construction of the two east and County Nursing Home. -- Mi- west wings of Johann Library. nerva Kamphefner, 87, of North Kansas City died in Texas. Her Private Virginia Carskadon is brother lives in Lewistown. - pictured receiving a Certificate - Edith Smith, 72, Canton, died of Achievement from Lt. Col. in Blessing Hospital. -- Lula Elizabeth Branch, command- Lowne, 95, formerly of New- ing officer, U.S. Women's Army Corps Center at Ft. McClellan, IIi I I II Ala. Private Carskad0n has been assigned to the Signal School, Ft. Gordon, Ga. Members of the gun '~N Surf Club Tuesday voted a preference for the Gross property as the site of the swimming pool. The Lewis County Journal September 1, 1966 Mrs. Linton Jenkins was killed, her husband, Linton, and their two daughters, and Earl Veatch were seriously injured Sunday afternoon, August 28, when the plane in which they were riding crashed as it was making a landing at Colony. The Cessna 172 owned by the Lewis County Flying Club, piloted by Veatch, flipped and broke in two after striking utility wires as it approached the landing strip. Veatch was making his second landing of the day. There was a large crowd present for the an- nual Colony free fair. Ralph Tucker, chairman of the Lewis County Soil Conser- vation District, has informed us that Louis Studer has been transferred into Lewis County to work with the Soil Conserva- tion Service. Studer will be in Charge of all watershed opera- tions in northeast Missouri. Mrs. Ernest Waganer, 63, died at her home near LaGrange Au- gust, 25. Lee Edwin Levengood, 64, died in Gibson Hospital, Edina, August 27. Arch Edward Taylor, 86, died Aug. 29 in Kirksville. He was a member of the Monticello Bap- tist Church. m Paul Corbin Akers, 55, of Waukegan, Ill formerly of La- Belle, died suddenly Sunday of a heart attack at his home. For 20 years he was principal of the John S. Clark Elementary School irr, Waukegan.~ ~ ~, Hdfo a cl g Wdlkerl 52, died Saturday in a Fulton hos- pital. By trade he was a painter and carpenter. Mrs. Celesta Jane Scott, 79, wife of Elmer Scott of William- stown died Sunday in her home. Donald K. Gnuse, vice-presi- dent of Broadway National Bank of Quincy, graduated Fri- day from the graduate school of banking at the University of Wisconsin. 70 YEARS AGO The Canton Press-News September 3, 1936 The Alex Clair house on the hill west of Canton burned early Saturday morning. The house was occupied by Bill Roberson and family. , The clear well erected at the Canton municipal water plant has been completed. Work is now being done in the hole where two basins 40x60 feet and IT'S OKAY- AI:FOROAI I H ALTH CARI IS JUsTAII AP! CHEAPER ME.PlCAL FOg AMERICANS ON THE HOglZON.;' I THURSDAY, AUGUST31, 2006 - PAGE. 9 III III il IIII i YESTERYEAR'S PICTURES, As school starts the athletes are Also notice not all of the play- There is no identification of getting ready for the fall sports, ers are welcoming the shoulder any of the players. The photo That may have been the case in pads like the gentleman ~s in the was provided by the Lewis the above photo. The date of the back row. County Historical Society. photograph is not known, but be- It is believed the photo was Identification of the nam ~ lieved to,be in the early 1900's. taken at the LaGrange College can be sent to the Press-News Notice the style of helmets these in LaGrange when there was a Journal or the Historical Soci- football players were wearing, college, ety, in Canton. I I I II I IIII III I I IIII II 15 feet deep will be erected. The Church in the interest of the col- 120 YEARS AGO walls and floor of the basins rest lege. The Lewis County Journal on a field of 66 concrete piers. The piers are 12x12 inches, 10 Frank Leslie, east of town, September 3, 1886 feet high and are cut into or set had the misforttme to have his At a meeting of the school di-' on a base of solid rock. John stock barn destroyed by firerectors held on Tuesday, the31st D. Fleming, who was hired byabout noon Thursday. Mr. Les- inst Mr. Jon F. Asbury was cho- the town to construct the plant, lie had been cleaning and burn- sen as principal and Miss Emma is a sanitary engineer from St. ing trash in the garden in the Carroll as assistant, to teach the Louis. forenoon and it is supposed that school at this place beginning a spark blew in the barn. September 13. In the meantime Mrs. Josie Kator, 83, died at Deer Ridge some necessary improvements will be made, such as bnild- the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Bertram, near Canton Aug. Pearl Clapp, 25, passed awaying a woodshed, refencing the 31. August 25 in Gales-burg. grounds, etc. The place needs some repairs but if the board Cooler weather gave Lewis Frederick W. Eisenberg, Jr will permit us, we will suggest County relief from the blistering 53, prominent farmer of nearthat they sell the old thing tO heat on Tuesday. Tuesday night Taylor, died in Blessing Hospi- the Masons, buy Jno. Schorks' and Wednesday, fine rains fell. tal Wednesday, death caused by property in the east end of town, The first rains were measured 1. peritonitis which set in follow- build a nice two-story frame of 1,2 inches at the dam. ing an operation for appendicitis three rooms, two below and orie Sunday. above at a cost of $1,000, make it a district high school and then Effective at the close of busi- ness August 22, the Lewistown A.J. Lackey, formerly of Ew-we might say that we are not so State Bank of Lewistown and ing, diedAugust 27 from injuries far behind in our school faciliJ the Durham State Bank of Dur- received when kicked by one of ties. ham were combined into one in- his horses Monday. Services and stitution. The business house in burial were at Brashear. Wm. B. Collins of near this Lewistown will be used. place, and Miss M. A. Shuman, Charles F. Smith, 59, died ofnearWilliamstown, were mar- suddenly at his home in LaBelle ried the first of this week. II Monday. Mr. Smith was one of LaBelle's most prominent citi- zeus and cashier of LaBelle Sav- ings Bank with which he had been connected most of his life. Providence Baptist church near Williamstown called a eolal,cil of pastoxs~ and deacons Avenues need from the neighboring churches : on Sunday afternoon, July 30, for the purpose of ordaining Omer Timmons of William- stown, to preach the gospel. 90 YEARS AGO The Lewis County Journal AVENUES, a community Monticello Consolidated September 1, 1916 organization which provides services to victims of domestic School will reopen Monday, Jacob Durrett of Lewistown violence and sexual abuse is in Sept. 7, The following fatuity was a visitor in this city Satur- dire need of help. AVENUES, has been selected for the ensu- day to Monday. Mr. D. inquired ing year:Byron Allen, superin- of the editor of this paper as to currently serving seven north- tendent; Lucille Allen, assistant; the whereabouts of Jaspar Blines east counties in Missouri, has - been in existence since 1989. John Oard, principal; Lucille whose writings he had followed Golden, seventh and eighth for many years. It followed that Recently, funding from the State of Missouri was cut by grades; Florence Neaterour,these two writers met and held a $6,800 dollars. In addition, the fourth, fifth and sixth grades; long and interesting conference, price of fuel is having an im- Ethel LassweU, primary; and Mr. Durrett is a former news-pa- pact. Transportation is provided Edna Lowe, Lincoln school, per man. Kahoka Gazette-Herald for many of AVENUES clients to travel to court and variot/s m Wallace R. Wright, 41, an assistant postmaster at South Be- loit, Wise and a former resident of Monticello, died suddenly on the night of Aug. 24. The Star editor was ap- proached and asked if he knew what articles were deposited in the cornerstone of the Lewis County Home. For the informa- tion of those who may have for- gotten we submit the following: Holy Bible, American Flag, his- tory of the erection of the Lewis County Home, names of county officers, elective and appointive at the time, copy of the six pa- pers published in the county at the time, a program of the occa- sion, a directory of the Masonic Order No. 222 AF & FM of La- Belle, this order having charge of the laying of the stone. LaBelle Star m Lewis County has had four appointments. As the need for services grow, the funding chautanquas this summer, one at Canton, Williamstown, LaBeUesources are not. and LaGrartge. The next impor- Money is needed to offset cuts and increases through rant event in the county will be the Lewis County Fair at Monti- fundraising. AVENUES ap- cello, October 3-6. preciates any support to therri. They are in desperate need of W. J. Landreth, a well knowncorporate sponsors. AVENUES in Hannibal is and highly respected old citizen, died at his home near Lewistown needing a building to be donat- Monday. ed. To help with the rising costs and grant cuts, the resource Ten Mile School opened this center is being closed and moved back to the shelter. Out- morning with Miss Blanche reach services are streamlined, Frame as teacher. but will continue to provide the same level of services. Nat Wagner moved the bak- ery equipment of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Long from LaGrange to Center last week. They were for- merly in business in Center. John W. Thrasher, 62, former furniture and hardware dealer of LaBelle, died Aug. 28. 80 YEARS AGO The Lewis County Journal September 3, 1926 On Sunday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. H. S. Caldwell, field representa- tive of Synodical College, Ful- ton, will speak at Zion's Hill 100 YEARS AGO The Lewis County Journal September 7, 1906 Dr. J. S. Marchand has had three American self-lighting lamps placed in his store. Each lamp is 900 candle power and makes the store room as light as the noon day sun. Rev. Samuel R. DiUman has been returned to the Monticello circuit for another year by con- ference which closed its session at Carrollton, Mo last Mon- day. As a pastor during his three years among us he has endeared himself to" his people who will be glad to know he has been re- turned. Died: Anna Marks, infant daughter of Clarence and' Olivia Marks, departed this life Sep- tember 3, aged 24 days. Do you have a which would make a good Bring it to the Press-News- Journal, 110 North Fourth Street, Canton