Read an issue on 1 Apr 1970 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Mount Pleasant News.
We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 1 Apr 1970 Mount Pleasant News in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.
Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - April 1, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant. News four sections Section one vol. 92, no.77 it. Pleasant Iowa wednesday evening april i 1970 Price to cents Snow these Days by John Chamberlain the dilemma of a la abiding dissenter some of my Young conservative and and libertarian friends have put me on the spot. They Are taking a stand that Many of the questions contained in the 1970 census form which everybody will have received now that the mail has started flowing again cannot legally be asked because they Are an unconstitutional invasion of privacy. The Constitution so it is argued provides for nothing More than a Plain count of the population every ten years. Nothing about tabulations of flush toilets or electric dishwashers or the assessed valuation of ones House. My friends fear that the a answers to the questions posed in the census will be turned Over to other government agencies in order to harass the and the portentous conclusion is drawn that the information might be included in a Quot newly created National data Bank and later used to compile a dossier on every citizen in this it could be that the protesters Many of whom Are directors of such organizations As Young americans for Freedom the United republicans of America and the youth advisory committee on the selective service system Are entirely Correct in their feeling that us of the census to pry into the condition of ones Kitchen and bathroom has a totalitarian potential. We have too Many snoopers a round and it is Good to see senator George Mcgovern at one end of the political spectrum and senator Strom Thurmond at the other endorsing the anti snooper Point of View that is ably set Forth by the committee for a voluntary census in a pronouncement that offers financial and Legal assistance to anybody who refuses to answer impertinent queries. Too my dilemma is that if i were to go along with the protesters and add my name to a manifesto stating that a we refuse to cooperate in any manner with the 1970 census other than to be counted As provided by the Constitution a i would be letting myself in for extended court action that might make it wholly impossible to live up to my contractual obligations As a writer. In addition to this there Are other considerations that must w High heavily on one who considers that Congress the supreme court and the executive Are doing Many things every Day that would have Given the founding fathers apoplexy. The thirteenth amendment abolished involuntary servitude save As punishment for the commission of a crime yet we draft Young men to fight which is clearly against the amendments . The general welfare clause of the Constitution has been twisted totally out of shape to accommodate spending vast sums of tax Money to promote the specific welfare of favored pressure groups. The very existence of the Federal communications commission which makes rules about what May be said Over the air is an affront to the first amendment which supposedly guarantees free speech to everybody. If we were to strike against All the obvious infringements of our constitutional rights the streets would be filled no work would be done and government of any sort would become an impossibility. Too the lugubrious fact is that even though our representatives our judges and our officials Are engaged under any strict construction of the Law in a score of Lawless doings every Day in the week it is necessary that we accept their stupidities and their dereliction until we can change things by peacefully persuading Congress and the courts to take a second look at their own malfeasance. Calling As it is we cannot keep society together if we substitute individual interpretation of the Law for what the supreme court mistakenly says is the Law. The most we can do is to broadcast our individual opinions about the misinterpretation of the Constitution that has been going on for thirty years in Hopes that we can change the climate of opinion and set legislators and judges Back on a constitutional path. I would dearly love to join my Young friends in a refusal to answer the 1970 census questions. But if i did How could i write columns condemning rioters arsonists draft card burners and the intellectuals who refuse to pay taxes to support a War fought by conscript troops one can to pick and choose about taking personal stands in the matter of interpret give support to new local Post office it. Pleasant in line for Post office expansion or a new Post office the last few years appears to be a step nearer to getting the facility according to unofficial information. Inocal recommendations for a new building have gone to the proper authorities suggesting that the improvement be made. A postal department proposal some two years ago that the present facility be enlarged and More parking space provided was dropped after it became apparent that the arrangement would not be satisfactory from the viewpoint of the Community. At that time there were indications that if the matter were deferred a new building might be forthcoming within a reasonable length of time. A question arose whether the Community should support a new Post office building in the near future or ask for a Federal building that might be built at some undetermined time in the future. The Federal building would include not Only postal facilities but also offices for government agencies somewhat similar to the building at Burlington but on a smaller scale. Because the Post office facility alone May be forthcoming in the near future and the Federal building might be far away local support is being Given the Post office facility. Along this line the Henry county Republican Central committee is giving its support to a Post office building and has passed the following Resolution too Resolution whereas the City of it. Pleas ant Iowa has experienced an unprecedented economic and population growth rate during the past ten years and whereas the City of it. Pleasant has a substantial projected economic and population growth rate for the next decade and whereas the City of it. Pleasant has become the second largest postal facility in the state of Iowa in terms of volume of mail and postal receipts and whereas the present postal facilities Are and have been substantially inadequate and whereas an addition to the present existing postal facility is not feasible without an unreasonable disruption to other establishments contiguous thereto be it hereby resolved by the Henry county Republican Central committee through its executive committee that the appropriate United states government officials be notified of our unanimous support for the construction of a new postal facility for the City of it. Pleasant Iowa to be located in or rear the Central business District thereof. Dated this 24th Day of March 1970. A Frank v. Coles or. F v. Coles chairman Henry county Republican Central committee attests Kay Rogers Kay Rogers vice chairman Henry county Republican Central committees Gladys Burns Secretary May seek increases in postal rates Washington up a president Nixon May seek postal rate increases to cover the Cost of wage hikes for the nations postal workers informed sources said today. The White House was noncommittal about the wage negotiations going on Between the government and postal Union officials but pest office department officials reportedly have tied mail rate boosts to any pay increases that Are forthcoming. Too the Steven postal unions have been demanding a 12 per cent increase retroactive to last october. The government offer according to sources is shaping up As a g per cent boost for All Federal employees retroactive to Jan. I and an additional 6 per cent for the postal workers Only on july i. Too proposal of a postage rate increase to cover the Cost of any pay boost w Ould reflect Nixon a desire to maintain a budget surplus of $1.5 billion for the present fiscal year ending june 30 and $1.3 billion for the 1971 fiscal year. A 6 per cent pay increase for All Federal civilian and military personnel would Cost an additional $2.5 billion a year. The unions also asked amnesty for members who engaged in last months Wildcat mail strikes and a provision that employees could reach the top pay scale in 8 years instead of 21 years. Nordquist named As Stanley s chairman Swedesburg a Carl Nordquist was today named Swedesburg Community chairman in Dave Stanley a Campaign for election As United states congressman for Iowa a first District. The appointment was announced by Stanley and Roger Ferris Stanley a Campaign director. Nordquist is manager of the Farmers store in Swedesburg. He and his wife Margaret have two children. They Are members of the lutheran Church there. Marne1 tickets Are available tickets for a a Marne go on Sale today at several locations in it. Pleasant. Quot Marne a a two act musical comedy will be presented May 5, 6, 8, and 9 at the Iowa Wesleyan Chapel. Panther drug Montgomery Ward and the music office at Iowa Wesleyan Are ticket Headquarters. Tickets May also be obtained through any cast or Crew member from members of the it. Pleasant Community theatre association or mrs. Doyle Moxley ticket chairman. No reserved seats Are available for the Wesleyan opera workshop it. Pleasant Community theatre production. Accidents Oil 218 South two and possibly three accidents occurred within a few minutes of each other about 2 00 pin. Wednesday South of it. Pleasant on Highway 218. The first was South of the Salem stub and involved a car and semitrailer. The truck outfit Jack knifed across the Highway and was struck by a car carrying two ladies and a Small child. One lady suffered knee injuries the other a dislocated shoulder and the child appeared to have More extensive injuries. They were brought to memorial Hospital by ambulance. A few minutes later an Accident happened just North of the Salem stub As a car driven by a youth Medina faces charge new Washington up a Cai t. Ernest a Medina was accused today by he army of responsibility for All of the alleged murders of vietnamese civilians at my Lai on March in 19g8. Medina commander of the army company that swept into the Village previously was Acca de of concealing evidence of the alleged massacre. Four individual charges of murder placed against him at that time plus one of maiming still stand. Tile original charge was brought March 17. Of his unit had committed felonies and had wrongfully concealed such knowledge from the authorities a the army said. Too the additional charge was signed by it. Col. Herman l. West commanding officer of the troop command at fort Mcpherson ga., where Medina is now stationed. The army has never said How Many persons died at my Lai. However it. William l. Calley jr., 26, has been accused of 102 separate murders. Sgt. David Mit the 33-year-old Medina of Pico che11 amp accused of assault with in born Kentucky went out of control Rivera calif., told a news Confer tent to commit murder on 31 civil mrs. W. T. Smith made her first Call this morning at the Home of or. And mrs. Virgil Trabert in her role As an official 1970 census taker. Mrs. Smith left and mrs. Trabert took Only a few minutes to review and Complete the form. Census takers go into action Republican Henry county census takers were out in the Snow storm today Mak no their first Calls for the official u. S. Government 1970 census. Mrs. John Mcdowell Crew Leader for Henry county said she Hopes caucuses the work will be completed within two weeks but in some areas it j a could run a few Days longer. Announced those who will be waking in it. Pleasant include Margaret Smith Marilyn Wilkes Beryl Shah an Grace Wongstrom Carol Mills and Helen Harding. Official census takers who will be working in other Henry county or. Frank v. Coles county chairman and mrs. Kay Rogers county vice chairman have announced the meeting places for the precinct caucuses of the Henry county re town and the Rural areas include publican party. Shirley hummed Ruth Dunn. Co the Fon owing places will hold Leen Kirk Terry Neil Karen Scarff. Ruth Isley Paulina Boz 8.q0 Arth Vernata Teberg Geraldine Richenberger and Richard Blies Man. The caucuses on monday May 4 at pan. All meetings Are in Homes unless otherwise stated Baltimore mrs. Gladys Watton Lowell new business manager at county Hospital Robert a. Miller is the new business manager at Henry county memorial Hospital starting april 1st. He is a native of Ottumwa and graduated from Ottumwa High school. Following High school or. Miller attended area 15 common by College located in Ottumwa. He took a course in data processing and graduated this february. While attending the College he also worked at the local by Vee store where he was assistant produce manager. Or. Miller is married to the former Connie Lindsey of Ottumwa. They have no children and mrs. Miller will join her husband in it. Pleasant ass it on As suitable housing can be arranged. They attend the Baptist Church. He succeeds Dan Wooley who resigned As business manager to take another position. Cow and Deer killed by cars a cow and a Deer were killed by motor vehicles in different parts of the county at the same time tuesday night. 7 15. The cow owned by Owen Cornick was killed when it was struck by a orc pick up truck driven by Keith Borcky Wright 111., on Highway 218 a mile North of it. Pleasant. The front end of the pick up was change damaged. Sheriff Van Crawford investigated. The Deer was killed when it was struck by a i960 Chevrolet driven by Roger Ashy 18, it pleasant two Miles West and two Miles South of new London. The Radiator and Grill on the car were damaged an estimated $125. Deputy sheriff Charles Droz investigated. Canaan or. And mrs. Wayne Moore red 2, new London Center or. And mrs. Dan Mcallister old 218 North Hillsboro or. And mrs. Phil Hixson Hillsboro Jackson or. And mrs. Lloyd Jones red Salem Jefferson City Hall Wayland Marion or. And mrs. Earl Zickefoose red 2, it. Pleasant it. Pleasant Ward i prof and mrs. Robert Lamb 8c4 n. Main it. Pleasant Ward ii or. And mrs. Donald e. Gartin 103 sex and struck a straight truck. A Sec end Young Man from Keokuk Riding in the Kentucky car suffered a Beverly lacerated nose and other facial cuts and bruises. The Driver of the car had minor cuts and bruises on his face. The truck Driver was not injured. The Young men were brought to memorial Hospital by a passing Motorist. A third Accident reportedly happened at the Salem stub intersection just minutes after the second none of the names of those injured or involved in the accidents were available at press time. The accidents were under investigation by officers of the Highway patrol and Henry county sheriff s office. Highway conditions were Trei Nely hazardous. Enoe at the Pentagon some weeks ians. Before charges were placed against the army said Medina could be him that he did not order a Mas considered Quot a principal in a Fiur Sacre and that none was reported Der even if he merely a counselled to him. Another in a Way that led to the an army spokesman said today killing the new charge was brought again thus he could be convicted under St him because Quot it is not usual to the code of military Justice even if charge a Man both with of Muniu lie did hot order any killings ing and concealing a under the earlier charges me a the new charge has in effect Dina was f a pig a possible death been substituted for an earlier penalty which also could be Given charge that lie knew that members under the new charge. Sex Snow causes Power outage a buildup of Snow caused a Rex lightning arrestor to Burn out on one line and caused a Power outage in an area West of it. Pleasant wednesday morning. The outage lasted for about 90 minutes. It. Pleasant Ward Iii or. And mrs. Wilbur Wilson 701 s. White it. Pleasant Ward in a or. And mrs. Bruce Rohde 501 e. Washington new London corporation or. And mrs. William Vaughn new London new London township supervisor and mrs. Wilbur Sater red new London Rome or. Walter Anderson and miss Ada Frances Anderson red 3, it. Pleasant Salem or. And mrs. A. L. Brill Salem Scott to township or. And Robert Logan Winfield Tippecanoe township or. And mrs. George e. Means Westwood Trenton or. And mrs. Richard Burns. Red 5, it. Pleasant Wayne or. And mrs. Phillip Crawford red i Winfield this Snow no joke there was no april fool joke about the weather wednesday. This was the real thing. The predictions in the Early morning said there would be Snow and they were to right. The intensity of the snowstorm appeared to increase through the Day so that by mid afternoon visibility was poor slush covered streets and highways and the wet heavy stuff wrapped itself around just about everything that it could get a Snowflake hold on. In addition to the poor visibility caused by the snowfall there were fog areas along the highways that Cut visibility to Zero. Motorists running into these unexpected curtains of fog found the condition extremely hazardous. Reports indicated that the snowstorm was heaviest along the Southern part of Iowa. A slight drop in temperature had occurred so that the Snow was piling up More rapidly during the afternoon. Community school Calendar japanese hijackers hostages starving sex it us up a South korean i the hijackers had Given Hashimoto and japanese authorities took a an ultimatum to let the jetliner Tough attitude today toward a take off at 6 a in. Thursday 4 pm. Band of Radical japanese students est wednesday or they would who hijacked a japanese Airliner and demanded it be flown to North Korea. The equally Tough hijackers were reported starving their too hostages. The Boeing 727 Jet has remained at Seoul s Kimpo Airport since it landed at 3 16 . Tuesday <1 16 a. In. Est in a contest of wills Between the sword waving hijackers who have threatened to blow up the plane and officials intent on freeing the passengers and Crew. Too japanese Trail somali ii minister Tomisaburo Hashimoto flew in from Tokyo and in a radio conversation with the hijackers said tile plane would not be allowed to depart until the hostages were freed. His Tough stand apparently had the Blessing of South korean and . Officials worried about the Fate of two americans aboard. A Seoul radio station said today nov. Ray to speak at inc May 31 Iowa governor Robert d. Ray will be featured speaker at the Iowa Wesleyan College baccalaureate 3 4 state music May 31, according to an announce contest at Burlington vocal me int today by or. Louis a. Hasel and instrumental select Small Mayer Wesleyan president groups governor Ray joins lbs vice april 3 dual varsity track president ted Koop on the speak mrs. I Fairfield Here Erst for activities during Wes a take action a presumably blowing up the plane with homemade bombs. The japanese said there had been no such ultimatum. Instead a japanese spokesman Counselor Toshikazu Meada of the japanese embassy said a no substantial breakthrough can be expected in the limited near future. Asked what he meant by that he replied. A i am not in a position to discuss the too South korean authorities said radio reports from the plane indicated the hijackers had been eating the food sent aboard for All 115 believed on the plane and the passengers had had nothing to eat since a Light snack served tuesday when the Airliner took off from Tokyo for Fukuoka. It was hijacked shortly afterwards. North Korea announced it would Grant Safe passage to the plane when it takes off. It said the passengers and Crew would be released immediately and Given humane treatment. It did not say w Hether the 727 would be returned. April in is killed in Vietnam action Saigon up a Brig. Gen. William r. Bond commander of the . 199th Light infantry brigade was killed Iii action today. Leyano a commencement weekend american military spokesmen an May 29-june i. Or. Koop will bounced. Speak a the inc alumni banquet Bond was a fatally wounded by May 30. Communist gunfire just after noon april 7 regular school the Iowa governor a graduate of today in an area 35 Miles North Board meeting Golf at Wash Drake and the Drake Law school Northwest of Ham Tam. In Binh april 6 dual varsity track at Washington Golf at Wop Ello heavy toll in crash of moroccan in ton apr l to Golf with Fairfield Here Washington relays plane ing the Constitution for ones self. To preserve the civil fabric the processes of legality must be upheld even though our lawmakers and lawgiver demonstrate every Day that they cannot read our fundamental Law. Robert a Miller Casablanca Morocco up a a Royal moroccan airlines Caravelle coming in for a routine Landing swerved out of control today dodged a Small Village then crashed onto a Highway where the plane leapfrogged into the air a Ball of flames. Airlines officials said 61 persons were killed in the crash and there is a former trial lawyer a lecturer on trial practices and has varied business interests including Iowa radio stations. He is a former elder april 14 Golf at Burlington and teacher in the Clu Istian april 16 Early dismissal Church. In service meeting highlights of the weekend include 1 a i. I the Board of associates Mary april 17 9th Grade track Himton Lncoln c us Dur May nere Keokuk relays varsity m alumni Day May 3#> by Palau. April 20 Golf with it. Modi reate May 31 and commencement it son Here june i. April 21 Junior High con Ert Cottrell gym 7 30, Golf Tuy province about 70 Miles North East of Saigon the u. S. Command Saad in an announcement. Bond was the sixth american general killed in the Vietnam War. Gain enough control to swing past. The plane hit the ground several Hundred Yards past the Village and a Burlington Mustang relays careened across country losing Bloomfield wings and undercarriage before leapfrogging into the air explode april 22 High school Fine ing and bursting into flames wit arts festival no school Par Nesses said. Jant teacher conference 0 0 0 april 23 Golf at it. Madi wreckage baggage and clothing Sori 7 8th, 9th track at Keo were 21 survivors most of them i scattered Over a 1,000 Square Yard Golf with Wapello Here badly injured. The plane carried 76 area. Witness reports on j 24 in cd f Fth six passengers and six crewmen. Whether the aircraft hit High ten 000 i Sion wires before or after it crash the aircraft came Down on the de. Al Gara Road near Berechid 25 Casablanca control Tower re Miles South of Casablanca where it i ported the Pilot French capt. Was scheduled to land five minutes Roger Hemon a Veteran of 20,000 later on its flight from Agadir to flying hours and on loan from air Paris France had contacted them a few witnesses at the Village said the minutes earlier to report All Well aircraft was plunging straight for on Board and ask for permission to them when the Pilot appeared to land. April 25 Golf Fairfield invitational april 27 7th, 8th, 9th track in Keokuk invitational Golf with Wapello Here april 28 i s e a. Meeting at High school 6-10 . Trojan relays at Fairfield gov. Robert i. Ray Grant private conference to local teacher the it. Pleasant Community school Board of education in a special meeting late tuesday afternoon set the time for a private conference with an elementary teacher whose contract was not renewed. The private conference requested by the teacher and granted under Section 279 13 of the Iowa code. This Section of the code is designed to give a teacher the right of conference with the Board privately it he or she so desires. The code sets out the procedure and states the rights of the teacher and of the i school Board. There were Many rumours wednesday that supt. Robert for Manek is not planning to return. I he was not available far comment
Search the Mount Pleasant News Today
with a Free Trial
We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research.
With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.