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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - April 17, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news vol. 92, no. 91 it. Pleasant Iowa Friday evening april 17, 1970 Price 10 cents these Days by John Chamberlain bringing foreign visitors to the . One of the More shortsighted proposals of the Johnson admins traction was to put a forcible Clamp on american tourism by taxing travel expenditures in excess of $8 a Day. The motive behind the proposal was Good our balance of payments was running heavily against us anti the . Dollar certainly needed support. But when you forbid people to spend Money on travel it is taken As an outrageous curtailment of personal Freedom. Moreover it deepens the amount of ignorance in the world and it provokes ugly reprisals. Fortunately the outcry compelled the Johnson administration to Back Down. Having lost the Battle to keep american Cash at Home the Johnson advisers expressed some Hopes that the in our balance of payments might be narrowed by encouraging foreigners to visit the . However the lures offered to the foreign tourist were perfunctory to say the least. We Are getting a far better Effort from the Nixon administration which has used imagination to attract visitors from overseas. The Man in charge of the Nixon program is c. Langhorne Washburn a prominent Republican Money Raiser who was once in the helicopter business. If we had a minister of tourism or. Washburn would be the Man. As head of the United states travel service or. Washburn does All the formal things such As visiting expo �?T70 in Osaka Japan and supervising the baptismal rites connected with installing the six Story air supported sphere a the a a balloon a which is there to advertise . Tourist attractions. From Japan or. Washburn went on to Australia the next port of Call for the a a balloon when Japan a expo "70 is Over. Or. Washburn expects a big influx of transpacific visitors to our country. Last year 133,000 japanese visited the . This represented an increase of 39 per cent Over the previous year As compared to a 3.3 increase from the United kingdom and an 11 per cent jump from West Germany. Japan is now fifth in sending tourists to the ., following Canada Mexico the u.k., and West Germany in that order. The japanese want to inspect u. S. Factories a and some 6,000 plants Are catering to this desire by arranging for Plant Tours. This is one example of the new ingenuity behind our drive for tourists. Some of or. Washburn a ideas take a fanciful turn but they Are none the less practical for All that. He Hopes to buy up the railroads Stock of unused Pullman cars and place them in the National Parks and on the Indian reservations where they would make Good tourist quarters with bears looking in at the car windows and at the same time would become a Magnet for Railroad buffs. Another Washburn suggestion is to Anchor a big Ocean liner off Newport r.i., to provide ringside seats on a floating hotel for the yachting cup races. Then there is Cape Kennedy or. Washburn thinks our space rocket ground installations could be made into a truly great lure. Views differ on legislative session Des Moines up a with Republican leaders claiming it was a productive session highlighted by people s legislation and democrats charging procrastination Promise and not performance the 1970 Iowa legislature has come to an end. Iowa a first annual session closed Down shortly after 6 . Thursday with final adjournment ceremonies set for Early next week. Adjournment marked the last of Iowa a Large Legislatures since a constitutional amendment passed in 1968 will Cut the size of the 1971 legislature by 34 members. O o o in addition three of the four party leadership positions Are being vacated a with House majority Leader Ralph Mccartney and Veteran Senate majority Leader Robert Rigler victims of annual sessions. For the democrats House minority Leader William Gannon is giving up his legislative seat to seek the office of governor. A the things the citizens of the state will remember most about this session is the difference Between the Promise and the performance a a Gannon said. However Rigler a who has served 15 years in the Senate a called the the 1973 legislature a probably the most Public interest oriented session in my Mccartney said the session was productive and a tribute to the concept of annual sessions. But Senate Democrat Leader Andrew from melt labelled it a a session of a the theme was that when confronted with major problems we should appoint a committee to study them further rather than sticking with it for a solution a Frommelt said. Gannon bemoaned the Lack of any constructive work toward tax Reform to relieve a the unjust Burden of property he also said the major disappointment of the 1970 session was the failure to pass the proposed collective bargaining Bill for Public employees. O o o for the republicans Mccartney and Rigler agreed that gov. Robert d. Rays proposed $17.9 million budget package was the major accomplishment of the session. Rigler said he had a no regrets a Over forcing Leary republicans to accept the package of budget shifts and appropriations and Mccartney said it was credit to the legislature that needs were met a without hammering the a major disappointment for both Mccartney and the governor was the legislative inaction on a comprehensive Reform and revision of Iowa a trial court system. Ray said on the final Day of the session that he had done a just bout All i can do in All honesty to get the Bill passed. Apollo Trio comes in on target aboard the iwo Jim a up Samoa. A America s Brave but jinxed a they were to spend the night Olio 13 astronauts came safely Back aboard Fly saturday to Samoa and to Earth today their stricken space 1�,n return sunday to their fam ship coaxed a Quarter million Miles yes at the space Center outside Home by the Lander meant to have Houston Tex. It was reported input them or the Moon. Officially president Nixon would be on hand to Greet them. Winfield Lions club visits Superior pictured above Are members of the Winfield club As they visited and toured the Superior Continental Plant in it. Pleasant. Pictured left to right front Row Cloyce Rickey William Mckasson Leslie utter and Gilbert Tyson the latter of Superior company. Standing William Carden Lloyd Swan John Humphreys Floyd Bates Larry Jennings Ken Knowles Leroy quinlium Richard Drake Raymond Werner and j. B. Campbell the latter of Superior Continental eight guidance Counselor visit Wesleyan Campus eight guidance Counselor from four Eastern Iowa colleges and High schools visited Iowa Wesleyan College tuesday As part of a visitation program sponsored by the inc Board of associates. The Counselor were Given a tour John Ellinger Iowa Wesleyan of the Campus following lunch and student from Ainsworth Rural in they met and talked with several the other car remained in critical students and faculty members. Inc two remain in critical condition two of the persons involved in the head on Auto collision North of Olds Early thursday remained in critical condition in University hospitals Iowa City. Friday. Mrs. Ralph Barnum who suffered head and internal injuries was badly injured but barring unexpected developments is expected to recover. Condition. Or. Barnum entered the Hospital at Iowa City for treatment of Mouth injuries. Mrs. Frances Bacino is recovering from cuts and bruises at Henry county memorial Hospital. Or. And mrs. Barnum and mrs. Bacino were northbound and Ellinger southbound was passing another oar when the collision took place in the heavy fog. The drive is on to abolish the bureaucratic annoyances that discourage tourists. Or. Washburn Hopes the Treasury department will let foreigners buy last in current t end a series the last in the current series of travel and adventure entertainments sponsored by the kiwanis club will be presented next monday evening at 7 30 at the Iowa Wesleyan Chapel. Art Erickson called by Many a natural born traveler with a True wanderlust will bring the Story in word and pictures of the Green Guinas. The entertainment is the result of an eight month expedition of 20,000 Miles Overland through mex co Central american and into the american Guian As in South America. This president Louis a. Haselmayer made Brief remarks about Campus facilities and explained the Wesleyan plan curriculum during the luncheon. The visiting Counselor were from Eastern Iowa Community College Muscatine Muscatine High school Davenport Central and Davenport West High schools. Arrangements for the visit were made by Board of associate members William Stafford president of the tri state Toro co., Davenport and James Loper director of arts and sciences Eastern Iowa Community College. The inc associates Are businessmen professionals and educators of Southeast Iowa and elsewhere who Are dedicated to promoting support for and understanding of Iowa Wesleyan and its programs. Other similar visitations to the inc Campus Are being planned by the associates and inc officials. By forces drive into Cambodia Saigon up a Strong South vietnamese forces defied american warnings and drove into Cambodia in a five Day operation that destroyed a Viet Cong arms factory and killed 72 communist soldiers informed Allied military sources said tonight. They said the operation which by. Ban monday was still underway to budget hearing tor Community Chest april 28 the budget hearing for the 1970-1971 drive for the greater it pleasant area Community Chest will be held at David Mccoid a office 202 n. Jefferson St. Tuesday april 28, at 8 00 ., . All organizations wishing to be included in the drive must be represented in person or with a written request stating the amount of their asking accompanied by sup output Down Bill prices go higher the of spey commard module bearing Janies a. Lovell John l. J Swigert and Fred w Halse plopped Down in the South Pacific four Miles from this pickup ship at i 03 . Est and Jet helicopters moved in to snatch up the Bone weary men. O o o Liaise was picked up first then Swigert and Lovell a the Navy Captain last a and the Trio were deposited on the Carrier deck. There cheers burst out in the control Center room where ground Crews had toiled feverishly for four Days to get their colleagues Back safely when three big Orange and White main parachutes appeared on the television screen. There was another shout As the Odyssey hit the water in full View of the millions before to sets a round the world. Before the beautifully smooth re was no need for quarantine because entry the astronauts had Jettison they never got on the Moons surface. Recovery helicopter no. 1 said the Crew was a in excellent con i mrs. Lovell in Timber Cove. Tex., the astronaut s Home leaped to her Washington it up it a the a an 1 ran from one room to an Tiona a Economy slipped during the other and shouted a i m so relieved first three months of this year into j it s Beautiful a the worst slump since the 1960 re cession. But the most troublesome millions around the wed had their breaths As they watched on inflation since the continued unabated. Korean War the Commerce department said thursday the nations total output of goods and services declined porting Media Viz a financial night. They said it was carried j statement and or anticipated needs an annual Rale of 1.5 per cent in out in the Mekong Delta Region by Janc expenditures. Trip for of Quarter of the year but several companies of government no to attend please. A Jpn its increased at a rate of 5 per militiamen supported by a regimen tal sized armoured cavalry unit regiment is 2,400 men. Mail desired information and re a quest to Community Chest office f. O. Box 145, it. Pleasant Iowa before april 27th. Automobiles and take them Back Home with no penalty after they have piled up some . Mileage. He wants to get rid of visas on a reciprocal basis. The . Now does Only nine per cent of the worlds International convention business. Or. Washburn wants to change All that by providing scientific equipment facilities in . Convention Halls. As for cracking language barriers there will be a Golden girls to provide Multi Lingual help at the International airports. America is already offering cheap travel Twenty three Domestic airlines now give a fifty per cent discount for travel within the forty eight contiguous states and Alaska to persons residing outside the Western hemisphere. And ten regional airlines offer a Twenty one Day ticket for $150 that will let an International visitor see As Many of five Hundred cities As he can from new York to Kotzebue Alaska. A Senate Bill authorizes $15 million for tourist promotion. It could be Money Well used if it helps reverse the situation which has us spending $2 billion More on travel abroad than foreigners have paid for travel Here. As or. Washburn says a you win. By addition not subtraction in distributed by King features Syndicate is an exciting Story of an adventurous Overland expedition through the three tiny isolated countries of Guyana Suriname and French Guiana. Tie t and a series has been successful again this year. Many persons have expressed their satisfaction with the entertainments and Are looking Forward to another series. The kiwanis club has already made arrangements to bring another series to it. Pleasant in the 1970-71 season. In previous South vietnamese forays into Cambodia u. S. Military advisers attached to the units have i refused to Cross the Border. However u. S. Air Force planes have bombed communist artillery bases inside Cambodia in retaliation for shellings of . Positions. New Avalanche Routs workers France up \ cent. As a result there was less to buy in the january through March period but it Cost More. O o o the 1.5 per cent decline in economic output was the sharpest since a 3 per cent dip in the fourth Quarter of i960 and it followed a 0.4 per cent drop in the fourth Quarter of last year. By some Rule of to limb definitions a downturn plate do Assy. Allied sources said the govern new Avalanche roared Clown Roc pcs that lasts two consecutive quarters rent forces seized More than 200 a to Day routing Rescue work j is a rec Ion. Communist weapons including ers digging for bodies of victims of soviet made Rilles and chinese. Thursday s disaster that killed 72 communist mortars in the strike persons in a childrens tuberculosis into the one time communist Sanc television the Happy ending to a space age drama that almost ended in tragedy when one whole Side of their service module was blown away by a mysterious explosion monday night. With Power oxygen and fuel for the command ship snuffed out 205.-1 000 Miles from Earth the three astronauts had to turn to their awkward four legged lunar Lander aquarius. They Cut it free Only an hour before they plunged into the fiery cauldron of re entry in the Earth a atmosphere. A Farewell aquarius and we thanked the shattered Section of the service module that had spoiled their Moon Mission and saw in astonishment its condition. A there s one whole Side of the spacecraft missing a said Lovell. A the whole panel is blown a swimmer reached the Side of the command module at 1 17 . Est. A can you give us our distance from the asked Swigert. A recovery officer told the Crew that they were then one mile from the iwo Jima. The Carrier was j steaming toward the splashdown Point. The Orange flotation Collar was i fully deployed around the Apollo 13 command module at 1 22 . To stabilize it president telephones families of astronauts Washington it up a president Nixon Telep lined the families of the Apollo 13 astronauts shortly after their splashdown Fri Lovell said As their life Saver Day and proclaimed sunday As a teary in Cambodia opposite Kieng Sanatorium. Peeling off the Snow capped Peak Phong province. The strike re Ai Daybreak masses of mud Gran ported tonight came 70 Miles West i an Snow rolled Down the slope. Stopping Only Yards from the nurses Home of the Hospital. One rescuer suffered a broken leg from the onrushing Rock but the rest of the 300 Rescue crewmen fled safely. They went Back to work dig strike May Force Grinnell to close Grinnell up a Grinnell College president Glenn Leggett has told students and faculty members that continuation of a four Day strike by maintenance workers May Force the school to close Down. At an open meeting of the colleges student Senate thursday night Leggett said he has informed the North Central association of colleges and secondary schools a which accredits Grinnell a of a possible close Down of the College. However he said he was unable to report How such a close Down would affect the schools May graduation ceremonies. Maintenance personnel members of the teamsters Union called the strike earlier this week and immediately set up picket lines. Truck Drivers and construction workers have refused to Cross the picket lines. The strike has kept about 90 workers from their jobs has complicated food delivery to the College dining Halls and has forced of Saigon. O o o other South vietnamese operations into Cambodia have been reported 35 Miles Northwest of Saigon where the parrots beak Section of Cambodia thrusts into Quot no into the mass of Rock steel and South Vietnam. Viet Cong troops Concrete and crushed fir Trees when in that area have moved Westward new so de had stopped into Cambodia attacking a number j of cambodian villages and towns. A it. Would give some Aid to private schools Des Moines up it a a Bill to give local school boards the authority to provide special services to private school pupils has cleared the Iowa legislature and now awaits approval by gov. Robert d. Ray. The measure which is Only permissive. Allows the Extension of such services As special counselling psychiatric help and remedial aids to the non Public school districts in debating the Bill sponsors noted that the special services often group visits Blue Bird Plant the Blue Bird Midwest bus Plant operation had special interest for a group of lending institution representatives from Southeast Iowa Here thursday evening. Representatives of the Iowa development commission members of the it. Pleasant Community school Board and a few others from it. Pleasant joined in taking the tour in attending a Short informative meeting at the Blue Bird Plant and All were dinner guests at the Iris. J made the difference Between nor it Mal and abnormal development of Bui there was evidence that the mini recession has ended. The Federal Reserve said Industrial production increased 0.2 per cent last month after declining for seven consecutive months. The Commerce do ariment said the Gross National product was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $960.4 billion in the first Quarter. Up $8.2 billion from the fourth Quarter of last year. The Gnu measures the value of the total production of Roods and senders. But the department said inflation was at an annual rate of 5 per cent during the three months higher than the 4.5 per cent for the fourth Quarter and the 4.7 per cent record Jed in 1969 As a whole. Prices Rose More sharply inst year than at any time since the korean War. Harold c. Passer assistant Commerce Secretary for economic affairs predicted output would resume its growth during the current Quarter which ends june 30. A i do not think we Are seeing a cumulative decline a passer Caid. A i would think a modest gain would be quite drifted away. A she sure was a Good said Swigert the Rookie who joined the Crew As a substitute when Thomas k. Mattingly was exposed to the German measles and grounded two Days before launch. 0 0 9 Lovell. Swigert and Haise. Divan pointed by the failure of the nations third try at putting men on the Moon splashed Down four Miles South of the iwo Jima in Sun splotches and gentle seas 620 Miles Southeast of Pago Pago in american National Day of prayer and thanksgiving for their Safe return. A the imperilled flight and Safe return of the Crew of Apollo 13 were events that humbled and inspired people All Over the world a Nixon said in his proclamation. A we were humbled by the knowledge that in this stage of Many a exploration of space a Safe splashdown of an imperilled Mission is m its Way As successful As a Landing on and a Safe return from the local men attend conference on local action against Pollux Ion Robert Hunting chairman of the Henry county soil conservation District and Leo Turley District conservationist were in Des Moines thursday to attend the governors conference on local action for environmental health. Groups invited to participate in the conference were county boards of health county boards of supervisors. Soil conservation District commissioners and District conservationists of the us a soil conservation service. President George Luce of Valley ga., reviewed the history of the Plant Here told of the present operation and discussed possibilities for the future without giving any specifics. He was introduced by e. A. Hayes chairman of the Iowa development commission who reviewed briefly the coming of Blue Bird to it. Pleasant. Supt. Formanek spoke to the group from the viewpoint of a school administrator. Or. Luce introduced John Harris vice president Bill Bankston Frank a student. Yet backers said the special services Are so expensive that few private schools can afford to provide them. The measure extends a shared time policy adopted by the 1967 legislature which allows private school students to take some advanced courses or studies which Are not offered by their school in a Public school. Arrested on car theft charge Robert Dorothy. It. Pleasant route 4. Was arrested by Deputy sheriff Charles Droz about 2 . Friday near a stolen car which had gone through a Fence into a Field six Miles East of it. Pleasant on Highway 34. Dorothy was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. He appeared in Justice George Means court where Bond was set at $1.000. I tation some of the problems that exist not Only in this country but throughout the w orld. In the Fields of health brought about by pollution. Filth rodents and improper use of chemicals. He pointed out that his Hope we As that we could learn to properly us Many of the chemicals that can be so helpful to us and that have brought our production and Standard of living to what it is today. Failure to do so will result in the Banning of these chemicals and we too will go Back to swatting flies and the conference was opened at the chopping weeds. Veterans auditorium by governor also appearing on the program Robert Ray. Who welcomed the were representatives Andrew Var group to Des Moines and told of his Ley of Stewart and Elizabeth Miller concern for improving our Environ i of Marshalltown. They told of legis ment and of his desire to see Iowa lation being enacted to implement cleaned up instead of being con All form of pollution control in tinally littered with trash tin Iowa. The Iowa air pollution con cans. Bottles etc., along our High a tool commission is currently pm ways roads and streams. Powered to enforce the rules regu the conference was called for the j bring open air burning effective purpose of pointing out the need for immediate action to improve and maintain a healthy environment and to indicate that although involvement at All Levels is necessary. A great Deal of the response it was posted Friday afternoon and ability for action will be with local the Iowa Academy of sciences of Swink Bill Thomas and Stan Kerr Art Erickson move its conference planned for the next weekend to another location. Food delivery to the school was halted thursday although there is a Reserve Supply on hand. Of the local Plant. After the dinner a color motion picture film a wander Lodge was shown a Beautiful Scenic film with facts about the Blue Bird made travelling Home. Stove flare up i a report of a stove flare up in a House on Winfield Avenue was received at 2 30 . Friday and firemen w Ere summoned but did no to leave the station As a Call was received that the fire was out. Dorothy was released from the county jail. The car is owned by the Rev. Paul c. Albers pastor of the St. Authorities individuals. Interested groups and Alphonsus Catholic Church and was i and fast moving program was or. Taken from Ike a Sinclair station which was broken into. Deputy Droz received a Call about the car when he went to the scene found Dorothy there. April 10. 1969, As passed by the 62nd general Assembly. Governmental bodies were Given 12 months to comply. It was also pointed out that it is the intent of the legislature that by 1975 All citizens of Iowa will be provided with a suitable place for their refuse preferably in the form of sanitary landfills. General chairman of the interest terse verse John Herrick d.v.m., from Iowa by a. C. Gordon state University who is also chair judging from the stares of men Man of the state committee for both bold and Meek. Environmental health. Or. Herrick we can say the mini skirt pointed out in a vivid slide presen j has reached its
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