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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - April 21, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news vol. 92, no. 94mt. Pleasant Iowa tuesday evening april 21, 1970 Price to cent these Days by John Chamberlain the world could feed More people i am in tremendous trouble with the a population Zero advocates who predict starvation if the Peoples of the world continue to have children at even a slightly accelerating rate. And All because of a statement made in this column that i doubt whether the ecologists actually know How Many Mouths the productive acres of the Earth Are capable of feeding. The new converts to the ecological View Are certainly All outer they do not admit there Are any Grey areas any room for new ways of developing plenty. Perhaps they Are right from an aesthetic View when cities become crowded life becomes Dingy even though supportable. But before joining with them in their insistence that the new criminality consists of having More than two children i wish they would address themselves to the fact that the spectre of hunger in recent years has actually been receding. From the Prairie provinces of Canada there is no news of famine the news is of a tremendous wheat glut for which the Saskatchewan and Manitoba Farmers can find no Market. In the United states the farm acreage decreases and the number of Active Farmers shrinks with each passing census. Yet the farm surpluses Are a never ending phenomenon in 1940 a single Farmer produced enough food and fiber for twelve people which was then considered almost miraculous. Now just thirty years later a single . Farmer feeds forty three persons. It is not that we have the Best land in the world Europe is just As Fertile the russian Uka Rinc Black soil is legendary and the Argentine pampas still supports Fine beef cattle our agricultural supremacy comes form a Superior technology Aud what we have other nations could imitate if they had political systems that would permit the free flow of capital into areas of potential profit. Too even without . Machines there has been an agricultural renascence in the supposedly backward regions of the world. Haven to the a population Zero advocates been Reading about the so called a Green revolution in asian countries where the new Quot Miracle strains of Rice wheat and Corn Are now pressing on inadequate storage and transportation facilities or. Robert Chandler the Maine Farmer who runs the inter rational Rice research Institute at los Banos in the Philippines has been quoted As saying that the same people who were screaming about imminent starvation three years ago Are now a Yelling about overproduction and lost Export the a Green revolution in Asia has pushed the malthusian spectre Back a bit even As it was pushed Back in the Western world a Century ago. This does not mean that the human race is out of the Woods or that enough food could be raised on finite acres to support a few centuries More of three four and five children families. But it does mean that we have had a reprieve which gives us time to take thought. And thinking one can Only conclude that our Youg ecological converts ought to do some speculating on the relation of social and economic systems to productivity. The new Miracle seeds were not developed in the socialist world. They were developed by countries which l ave Given their Middle classes the Opportunity to Experiment on their own. The Rockefeller foundation working with the Post revolutionary mexicans supported the genetic experiments that have made the a Green revolution a reality. Too it is there for Export to latin America to Africa to the Arab world. But socialist systems which Art closed Are not ready to receive the agricultural revolution. They Lack the credit and marketing systems and the fertilizer manufacturing plants which must be permitted to grow concomitantly with new farming methods. We shall be hearing a lot on a Earth Day a which is tomorrow about the necessity of limiting families All Over the world. And predictably Well be hearing much about the sins of capitalism. It is the Lack of capitalism however that has made the population problem what it is throughout most of the world. I am All for slowing Down our own population growth for i like room in which to move about. However the first priority is to push Back socialism so that we shall have time to master the problem of a too Many distributed by King features Syndicate. Nation takes look at pollution pileup by up Lake Ozark mo., school children spent 3% hours along . 54 monday. When they left there were five piles of garbage along the Road Armour to build Plant at it. Madison Chicago up a Armour dial inc., of Chicago monday announced plans for a new meat Canning Plant at it. Madison Iowa. A spokesman for Armour dial said preliminary plans Call for construction of a single Story steel and Brick manufacturing Complex with an area of Over 400,-000 Square feet. The Plant will be built on a 123 acre site five Miles South of it. Madison along . 61. Armour dial manufactures canned meat shampoo and floor care products. Earlier this year. American by Aramid announced plans for a Breck hair care products Plant at it. Madison. Air pollution posters part of Earth week the air pollution posters illustrated by mrs. Edward Kropa and used with the Paauw study topic a this beleaguered Earth. Can Man survive Are on display this week at Roederer a clothing store a variety of books dealing with environmental concerns Are also included in the display by the it. Pleasant Branch american association of University women highlights of Earth Day april 22nd, the National picture and questions on pollution and environment will be shown on Channel 12, Kun Iowa City wednesday evening the 22nd. Living in Harmony with our environment has become one of the major issues of today and the Branch is in the first year of a two year study on the topic. Women interested in becoming members May Contact mrs. Robert Beatty president 385-8617 or mrs. Kropa membership chairman. The april meeting will be held at the Home of mrs. James Morrison 802 Pine St. Place at 7 45 . The program topic a sound noise and stress will be Presente by Waunita Hobbie. Members Are reminded that dues Are payable at this meeting. Earth Day to be observed Earth Day is to be observed Over the United states on april 22. The purpose will be to inform and Alert the general Public to the need of immediate action to curb and clean up the ecological mess we have previously made in our world. Campuses High schools and communities All Over the nation will be staging an environmental teach in. At the it. Pleasant High school a group of Volunteer students Are presenting programs to their respective government and sociology classes. This represents the teach in part of Earth Day in this Community. Posters have been distributed throughout the school and the town and displays Are also up. The volunteers have done a lot of research and have shown concern for the problem of pollution. How about you the fight to save America starts now a Peg Kauffman each 90 feet around and 10-14 feet High. The group was getting an Early Start on Earth Day a demonstrating just How much garbage americans live with. In most places Earth Day is wednesday. Too the Missouri Highway department said it would take More than a Day to haul away the trash a All collected from a Short stretch of Roadside. Plans for wednesday varied from the colourful to the pragmatic. Yuk youth against crud a Keene n.h., state College group planned to picket local polluters and present a a polluter of the Day award for the rest of the week. Too plug people living under garbage University of Maine student group planned a three hour symposium on pollution As did a counterpart in the state a the effluent thousands of persons were expected to join a a survival March and Quot festival of death in Boston wearing Green armbands bearing the greek letter Theta astrological Symbol for death. Labor Leader Walter p. Reuther told the United Auto workers convention in Atlantic City n.j., that a we Are in trouble because our values Are All mixed up in America. A we have been More concerned by the Quantity of our gadgets and the brightness of the Chrome of these gadgets than we have about the Quality of Reuther said the Law plans to make pollution control an Issue for bargaining with automakers this year. Pilots report on abortive Moon trip space Center Houston up a the Apollo 13 pilots made a full report tuesday on their abortive Moon Landing flight to the head of an investigating team who must fix the blame for the explosion that crippled their spacecraft. Astronauts James a. Lovell Fred w. Hoise and John l. Swigert planned a nationally televised news conference at 6 30 . Cost to describe publicly for the first time How they survived americans worst spaceflight emergency. Too Lovell screw met privately with Edgar m. Cortwright named to head an official investigation of the oxygen tank explosion that wrecked the nations $375 million third Moon Landing Mission. Other key space Agency leaders also were in attendance. Too the news conference was unusual because it came during the second Day of the Post flight debriefing scheduled to last until april 20. In past missions astronauts have been kept away from the Public until their debriefing ended but this time the space Agency wanted a Public report from the Crew As quickly As possible. A because of a High degree of Public interest because the primary objective was not accomplished and because a suspenseful situation continued in space for several Days this sort of approach a although unusual a is highly desirable a a spokesman said. H. Rap Brown s trial suspended Elliott City my. Up a the trial of h. Rap Brown was suspended indefinitely today by circuit court judge James Mac Gill after he was served with a petition by the defense seeking the Case removal to to. S. District court. Urges Earth Day emphasis whereas Many communities throughout the nation Are observing wednesday april 22 of Earth Day and whereas the Quality of our environment is of vital concern to All communities and Peoples i Charles Hanna mayor of the City of it. Pleasant Henry county Iowa hereby declare april 22, 1970, Earth Day in it. Pleasant and encourages All citizens to become Well informed As to the extent of our environmental problems and support the measures necessary to ensure conservation and Quality of air water and other natural resources. S \ troops smash base in Cambodia is i. Wind damages roof on Farmington building the Metal roof on the Kaiser Agri chemical building in Farmington was torn off about 1 30 . Sunday. Manager Lynn t Arrier reported the damage is estimated at $2,400. By wind at Nixon tells to pull plans out 150,000 i much wit ii of eras lie Iii Manila Washington up a president Nixon crediting better than expected Progress in turning Tho War Over to the vietnamese has announced plans to bring Home another 150,000 . Soldiers in the next 12 months. If successful the troop commitment in Vietnam to about half of what it was when Nixon took office. A the decision i have announced tonight a Nixon told a nationwide radio and to audience a Means that we finally have in sight the just withdrawal would Cut the total . Peace we Are seeking. We can now _ say with Confidence that Pacifica j tion is succeeding. We can say with Confidence that the South vietnamese can develop the capability for their own defense. A we can say with Confidence that All american combat forces can and will be withdrawn a he added. Since Nixon started Hie cutbacks last june 115,000 soldiers have been pulled out a bringing the current when the Republican precinct troop level to 343,000 compared to caucuses Are held monday May 4, m9.000 when the Nixon Nistra at 8 00 each precinct will name its lion took office. The latest cutback delegates to the county convention would bring the total Down to 284,-which will be held on june 12 in too by May 1971. It. Pleasant at the county court-1 a a House. Washington up a tile i Senate and House democratic Lead county gop will have 230 delegates Manila up a a phillipine airlines Turboprop with 33 persons aboard crashed into a Mountain and burned during its approach to Manila in a rainstorm today killing everyone aboard. A pal spokesman said the Hawker Siddeley 740 carried 29 passengers and a Crew of four All filipinos to their deaths 65 Miles Northeast of the capital. The Pilot of the plane capt. Diego Liwag had requested Permis Sion to make an instrument approach to the Airport at 11 34 . In his last radio Contact with the control Tower. His flight path was to have been through severe storms. There will be 230 delegates in the county convention. The number is determined by a ratio set with the total Republican vote cast in the 1968 general election in each precinct. It is based on the vote for the Republican nominee for Secretary of state. The following is the number of delegates Allottee each precinct votes Dele Gates Baltimore 78 4 Canaan 155 8 Center 203 la Hillsboro 85 4 Jackson 94 5 Jefferson 252 13 Marion 123 6 it. P. Ward i 497 26 it. P. Ward ii 426 22 it. P. Ward Iii 240 13 it. P. Ward in 581 31 new London corp. 359 19 new London township 119 6 Rome 40 2 Salem 170 9 Scott 417 22 Tippecanoe 110 6 Trenton 138 7 Wayne 307 16 4394 230 Reship praised president Nixon a latest Vietnam troop withdrawal plan today. But the head of a group of House democratic liberals said Nixon had a yielded to the generals wanting a slower pullout. Too Saigon up a Many american soldiers expressed scepticism today that president Nixon will be Able to withdraw 150,000 More gis bom Vietnam in the next year. Gillers hailed the announcement and some even objected to the idea. Judge Stephenson mentioned for Blackmun s Post Des Moines a it idea it a there is speculation that Federal judge Roy l. Stephenson of Des Moines might be under consideration for a seat on the 8th circuit court of appeals if judge Harry a. Black Mun is confirmed As a member of the supreme court. This raises the interesting possibility of governor Robert d. Ray being named to the Federal Bench succeeding Stephenson. Rays name had been mentioned earlier for a judgeship on the theory that judge Martin Van oosterhout of Orange City might step Down from the circuit court Nixon to Host Gen. Chiang Washington up a president Nixon will Host a dinner tonight at the White House for Gen. Chiang Ching Kuo eldest son and heir apparent to nationalist chinese president Chiang Kai Shek. Chiang1, vice Premier of Taiwan arrived in Washington monday. Nixon made an unexpectedly 1 Early return to Washington from his san Clemente calif., Home after delivering his Vietnam speech j monday night. He had not been expected Back until late today just 1 before the dinner for Chiang. In Stead he returned immediately after the nationally broadcast speech from san Clemente. The presidents plane did not get in until Well after Midnight but he i turned up in his office today at i 7 15 . Est. An aide said Nixon i devoted most of the morning to Domestic affairs particularly his proposed welfare program now before Congress. Believes ruling May not affect Iowa Des Moines up a social services commissioner James n. Giliman says he does not think the monday . Supreme court ruling barring states from reducing welfare payments to dependent children because of a a Man in the House Quot will affect Iowa. The High court said states May not Cut off Aid to families with dependent children because of a mothers extra marital relationships unless it is shown the Man made actual contributions to their support. Cullman said he was unaware of the ruling and could not say definitely if it would affect Iowa until he read the ruling. Saigon up a South virtually e troops have sea hed a Viet Cong base Camp inside Cambodia 76 years total for 3 school has Drivers three of of. Pleasant Community school District bus Drivers have a served a total of 76 years figures provided by the supervisor of trans j por tation Gerald Knight show. This information is made available i this year during school bus safety week. Maurice Hourihan has served 28 years and now has 64 passengers. Wayne Munyon has served 25 years and has 45 passengers. Irvin Ridenour also has served 25 years. His number is 32 passengers. Multiplying the number of Miles travelled by the number of Days you can come up with a big figure. If you want even a larger figure multiply by the number of passenger Miles that is by the number of students transported daily in each bus. Two More Drivers have had 15 years of service each. They Are Ronald Bain and Elvin Myers. Bain has 66 passengers and Myers 45. Next in line is Dick Smith with 14 years Mae Smith with 13 and Larry Krebill with 12. Other Drivers and their years of service Are Gary Thomas 9 Richard Pickard 8 Opal Hartley 7 Merna Simmons 3 Orrie Gray Charles Quayle Roger Asby and Don Whaley substitute2 each Chris Bratton Carl Denning Bill Francy Sharon Hiatt Joyce Moeller Lynn Richard and George Var Gason one year each. Sentenced at Keosauqua on Check charges Keosauqua a Edward Cutler 55 of Stockport appeared before judge Charles Pettit in District court at Keosauqua monday morning. On three charges of guilty pleas of false drawing and uttering of checks he was Given a seven year sentence in it. Madison Penitentiary on each count All to run concurrently. Cutler left Stockport last August leaving no address and was returned april 4 to Van Buren county after waiving extradition in Michigan. Fine arts festival includes Art display and special music Beatty Chapel at Salem improved the Beatty funeral Chapel at Salem has been completely remodeler and redecorated. The Interior of the Chapel has been finished in Birch panelling with a new and Stephenson might be elevated. Lowered ceiling. Carpeting in tones Van oosterhout will be 70 in of of Gold and Waii chandeliers com Tober which Means he must Relin Plesce the decor. A new powder room Quish his position As chief judge and rest ro0m have also i in added the Public is Welcome to visit the first it. Pleasant High school Fine arts festival is scheduled to take place at 7 00 . Wednesday april 22, in the Cottrell gymnasium at the High school. The United departments represented Are the Art department vocal music department and the instrumental music department As Well As the 7 and 8 Grade Art department. Too foils May arrive anytime Between 7 00 and 7 20 to attend the guided Tours of the Art exhibits. Tour guides Are to be High school Art students from the plates of or. Lonnie Pugh Art instructor. At 7 30 the vocal music students under the direction of mrs. Jerry Magnuson will perform a concert. Groups to be heard Are the mixed chorus the Maroon and Gold singers and the Sweet sixteen. Soloists will be Myers ted Boal Jerry Tolson and Tom Nau. Accompanists will be Denise Rodd pain Messer Cindy Lawrence. Kevin Piatt Drums and Steve Wettach Bass. At approximately 8 15, Lynda Woline and Linda Mcneeley will present Basic commentary on the Art exhibits on display. Too a performance by the 95 piece it pleasant High school concert band Wall conclude the musical concert the concert will feature miss Jane sheets student director and or e. E. Melby guest director. The program is As follows True Blue March Karl King dramatic prelude Claude t Smith komm Sasser Tod Bach Lendzen directed by miss sheets suite for band Merle Hogg King Cotton March John Phillip Sousa directed by or. Melby highlights from Mission impossible Lalo Schifrin Mclin following the band concert the Public May do More viewing of the Art work. Please come out and see what is happening in your schools Fine arts department. Admission is free and everyone is cordially invited to attend. Of the 8th circuit but he could continue serving As a Federal judge. A former president of the Iowa state bar association David eld Erkin of Cedar rapids is also being mentioned along with judge Stephenson As a possible Choice for the 8th circuit court. There already is speculation in other states comprising the 8th circuit As to possible candidates the facilities at anytime. Ritter names Cash As Cash Raiser Nashville Tenn. Up a Tex Ritter the singing Cowboy who Hopes to unseat Veteran Democrat Albert Gore from his Senate Saddle for the circuit court position today named country music Star which might become vacant judge Blackman is confirmed. If Johnny Cash As his i Nance chairman. Statewide i killing or capturing 159 guerrillas in an operation continuing today a the third government foray in a week. Allied military sources said the South vietnamese in some cases coordinated their efforts with cambodian troops in the attempt to break up the 40.000 Viet Cong and North vietnamese troops w to have used Cambodia As a Sanctuary. They said Sou la vietnamese rangers and armoured units supported by fighter la mixers and artillery killed 144 guerrillas and captured 15 in the thrust monday across from South Vietnam s Kien Tuong province 55 Miles West of Saigon. Government losses wore placed at 20 killed and 75 wounded with the South vietnamese remaining in Cambodia today. Too Saigon command Hio Kosmen said the operation was on the South vietnamese Side of the Border. The government for political reasons has yet to admit sending any troops into Cambodia for the United states has appealed against it. Word of president Nixon a plans to withdraw another 150,000 american troops from the War zone in the next year reached Saigon at mid morning and u. S. Sources said military commanders will probably meet in Hawaii to draft details for the pullouts. Field reports said guerrillas shelled 40 Allied posts overnight killing one american and wounding 21. De Melby guest band director Jane sheets Mph student band director conducting Baches famous choral Melody a komm Susser Tod in preparation for it. Pleasant Fine arts festival. . Troop to clean up Park picnic area senior girl scouts of troop no. 77 will join those participating in Earth Day activities by spending part of the Day wednesday working at the picnic area along the River at Oakland Mills in a clean up and beautification project. With their Leader. Mrs. Orville attender the group will leave it. Pleasant at 9 . And will do whatever they can in the time available to help clean up some of the pollution problems in that area. They Hope to Plant some Flowers to replace weeds growing in one general area. At noon they will participate in a sack lunch ionic and will return to it. Plea ant soon thereafter to meet other commitments the girls have scheduled for the afternoon. Girl scout troops of the it. Pleasant neighbourhood Are joining together in a number of projects such As this. These activities will be made known through news sources so that the Community May realize what can be accomplished by dozens of Young people who Are concerned and want to help better some of the problems in the Community by a doing their own Carswell to run a or . Senate Miami up a judge g. Harrold Carswell in his first political Campaign since he ran for the Georgia legislature on a White supremacy pledge 22 years ago is a taking his Case to the Carswell whose nomination to the . Supreme court we As rejected by the . Senate announced May he would run for the Senate on a Promise to a join president Nixon in his goals of restricting our country and its government along constitutional conservative 3uns from driveway nto passing car Joanne Mcabe 4. Daughter of or. Amp mrs. James Mccabe. 400 n. Main was treated at a doctors office for slight bruises suffered when her a out of a driveway into a a being driven North in the 290 Block of North Adams Street by dons Long at 3 30 . Monday. Long was going Only to to 15 Miles per hour at the time a report stated. He took the girl to a oct or a office and notified police. Terse ver by a. C. Gordon the hardest parts of sleep to some is going to and coming from. S e
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