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June 22, 2014

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NATIONAL NEWS

Big Pan Am plane is missing

A Pan American Airways Constellation carrying 39 persons from South Africa to New York was missing today. It was believed to have crashed in the steaming jungles of Liberia.

The plane lost radio contact after passing over Roberta Field at Monrovia, Liberia. It ran into a violent rain storm and radioed at 3:30 a.m. that it was to return to Monrovia in 15 minutes to land.

Nothing has been heard since. British and French planes were flying lower over the rain-soaked jungle country and the rugged Kru, grain and ivory coasts but without finding a trace of the plane.

Every available plane in the area was thrown into the search over the steaming jungles and rough plains of Liberia, which was established as a republic in the early 1800s as a haven for freed American slaves.

LOCAL NEWS

Wava Riley wins elimination contest

Miss Wava Jean Riley, 19, of 2209 Pleasant Plain, Elkhart, won the second elimination in the “Miss Goshen” bathing beauty contest on the stage of the Goshen Theater last night. Runner-up was Miss Ernestine Smith and third place went to Miss Beverly Alward, Elkhart.

Next week last night’s winner will compete Thursday against the cash prize winners in the first elimination a week ago. Miss Ida Mae Richards of Goshen won last week’s elimination with Miss Shirley Becknell second and Miss Lois Yoder third.

Courtesy week to be observed here

Plans for the annual Goshen Traffic Courtesy Week, which will begin Saturday, were made by Andrew L. Michuda of the Chicago Motor Club public relations board. Mayor Roth and seven representatives from local civic and service organizations met at an introductory luncheon at Henry’s Tea Room yesterday.

Each day during the five-day courtesy week, judges will award $5 to a “safe driver” for an act of courtesy on the streets of Goshen. A pedestrian or cyclist also may qualify for the daily award through an act of courtesy.

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
No, I am happy with my fitness level
Changing my diet and exercise frequency is a work in progress
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