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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - April 22, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news Section one 2 sections vol. 92, no. 95 it. Pleasant Iowa wednesday evening april 22, 1970 Price to cents showers these Days by John Chamberlain the embattled governor Kirk and a county rights governor Claude Kirk. Of Florida who sometimes confuses republicanism with pyrotechnics undoubtedly seized a popular Issue when he tried to Stop the court ordered school integration plan for Manatee county. The integration order prescribed extensive Cross using carting kids away from their neighbourhood schools to Distant places past other schools that would have been closer to Home. To add insult to injury the order was imposed at a time when Only a couple of months of the school year remained. And it was not As if Manatee had tried to Dodge desegregation fifty three per cent of the Black students in the county were already attending classes with White children. The order seemed All the More arbitrary because it seemed to violate the Nixon formula which insists on Stern desegregation measures within any Given school neighbourhood but does not prescribe busing where de Facto housing patterns result in a Lack of racial balance. Other Florida counties have not been subjected to the Manatee Stringency. And if Charlotte n. C., was allowed to Retreat from a drastic busing plan Why Manatee county in Florida be permitted a similar absolution too with logic on his Side governor Kirk certainly had Manatee people pulling for him when he took Over the local schools on a plea that he was merely trying to get the Issue of forced busing before the u. S. Supreme court. A Check in Bradenton the Metropolis of Manatee brought Forth the reasonable conjecture that Kirk had gone one up on Jack Eckerd a local Tampa Bay area business Man hero for the inside track in the forthcoming Republican primary for the gubernatorial nomination. A similar Check in the Orlando area attested to the popularity of the Kirk stance. A very possible trouble however is that Kirk did no to get away with his pyrotechnics. He backed Down somewhat ignominiously when he was threatened with a big Fine for each Day that he kept the rightful school Board from exercising its authority in Manatee. He had said head go to jail but he could t take the threatened Money penalty. So How does he emerge politically from the go around you can get a lot of opinions depending on which part of Florida you Survey. No doubt the governor has sewed up segregationist support by his original action. But where this might help him if he switched parties and ran in a democratic primary How much Good will it do him As a Republican in a state where the majority of the republicans Are transplanted northerners too As an outlander i presume to guess where the balance lies. But an interesting Point has been raised in Tallahassee the Florida capital. In seizing the Power to run the school system even for a few Days in a Florida county Kirk had so the argument goes acted entirely outside his authority. The unconstitutional precedent could be dismaying. What if a future governor angry at the local fiscal picture were to remove the tax assessor in one or More counties what if he were to purge the local Rolls come to think of it it is hardly consistent for a states Righter which is what Kirk declared himself to be when he defied the Federal court to ride roughshod Over county rights. Sober reflection might before the Florida Republican primary is Here dim the advantage Kirk has derived from a momentarily popular stand. As the incumbent governor Kirk has an advantage Over his Republican rivals Jack Eckerd and state senator l. A. A a skip Bafalis. He has done Well in polls. He can undoubtedly raise the Money to give Eckerd a real Battle even though Eckerd is a Rich Man. Bafalis a Good conservative must use the Power of persuasion to compete in the race for he lacks the funds available to the others. Regardless of How the struggle for Republican Power comes out the danger is that the party infighting will throw things in the state Back to the democrats. Republican congressman William Cramer should be a shoo in for . Senator but Kirk wants his own Man lieutenant governor Ray Osborne in Washington and the senior Florida u. S. Senator de Gurney is anti Gram or. Its All too bad the republicans need Harmony in Florida to make sure of that second senatorial seat. Distributed by King features Syndicate armed forces gather at port of Spain port of Spain Trinidad a up a troops Loyal to the government fought today with a band of 200 army mutineers who seized the Chag Paramas army arms and ammunition base tuesday in support of the Black Power movement. Unconfirmed reports said Britain had sent in troops. A spokesman at the residence of prime minister Erie e. Williams said one mutineer and one Loyal Soldier were killed today bringing to five the number of deaths since violence broke out tuesday. The nation was placed under modified martial Law. Too several u. S. Naval vessels were Paula Swink to girls state the Bob Tribby unit 58, american legion auxiliary is Happy to announce that Paula Swink a Junior in the it. Pleasant High school has been selected As their Delegate to 1970 Iowa american legion auxiliary girls state. This week of intensive study of government in action will be held on the Campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls where the mythical state of a Hawk Eye will again be organized. Three Hundred four outstanding Junior girls from All Over the state will arrive in Cedar Falls on june 7 to begin their week of work Friendship and fun. Too miss so Funk daughter of or. And mrs. Frank Swink 207 n. Hamlin has participated in Many activities while attending Mph including homeroom representative student Council vice president of Sophomore class and presently Secretary treasurer of tile Junior class. She has served As president of glee club and Booster club and has been a member of Gra and was a dancer in the musical a music Many. Paula has been a member of a Sweet six teens a vocal music group for two years and in Small vocal groups for three years As Well As a member of Mph mixed chorus. In addition she is currently serving As vice president of Pep club society editor for Maroon echoes Mph newspaper and is a member of Quill and scroll a journalism club at Mph while maintaining a b average scholastically. Miss Swink is presently serving As worthy associate advisor of Rainbow and w ill be installed in May As worthy advisor of this organization. Too chosen As alternate Delegate is Gayle Hel Lirey daughter of or. And mrs. Floyd Helphrey red i it. Pleasant. Miss Helphrey too has been a very Busy girl during her High school years participating in vocal Small ensembles for three years and a member of glee club and mixed chorus. She is a member of Booster club Gra Quill and scroll and is on the target staff. Gayle is serving As business manager of the Maroon echoes this year and maintains a b plus average scholastically. She has served behind the scenes for the Junior class play and the musical a music Many. Gayle has been very Active in 4-h work serving As a county officer Iii 1969, attended state 4-h conference in �?T69 and will attend a leadership conference this summer. She is a member of my and of the Baltimore riders. Girls state will be observing their 25th anniversary this year and very special festivities will take place in connection with this Observance. All former girl states Are urged to return this year for the activities. If you wish further information regarding plans for the Observance Contact Esther Proctor or Isadore Holley. Dispatched today from san Juan puerto Rico in Case it should become necessary to evacuate american nationals. Reports circulated in port of Spain 12 Miles from the Chag Paramas base that British troops had landed there from Barbados. The reports could not be confirmed immediately because Char Guarani was declared an emergency area. But they said the British troops landed from two frigates dispatched from nearby Barbados. Too Fredericks Street the main shopping Center was deserted today and All shops closed under an emergency state of siege proclaimed by the government. Passersby were stopped questioned and made to empty their pockets by heavily armed police. Police fired Over the Heads of a crowd estimated at about 1,000 and dispersed them when they gathered to watch a fire in an old deserted building across from the red House seat of the government. No one was Hurt. Emphasis on clean Earth Brick brigade stores bricks for kilns ceramics students at Iowa Wesleyan College formed a Brick brigade during a Kiln session Here monday. The students asked it. Pleasant utilities officials if they could have the bricks from an old boiler torn Down recently by the City. Utilities officials agreed and the students picked up 2,700 fire bricks to be used in budding kilns for three types of ceramics firing at inc. Forming the brigade Are i to a Karin Rostrom Evanston Iii. Bill Ball Galva Iii. Philip Phillips i. Peasant and Hal Lueder Park Ridge 111. Commission confers on drug problem the it. Pleasant dangerous drug commission has held two meetings since its formation according to James l. Morrison chairman. A at one of these meetings a he said a we met with a number of concerned High school and College students who highly recommended the establishment of a program to provide assistance to drug abusers and others needing help. A we Are anxious to maintain close communication with these students and their suggestions will be Given most serious according to Morrison the commission will proceed to determine to the extent possible the degree of drug and narcotic abuse in it. Pleasant. Commission members feel that while drug abuse is not exclusively a Law enforcement problem More emphasis and greater Effort must be put Forward by Law enforcement officials in this area. Several commission members Felt that Many Young persons pursue drug abuse openly without regard for the Law and with apparently no concern that Law enforcement officials will bother them. Commission members feel that the Community is not fully Alert to the problem of drug abuse and that considerable additional work is necessary. A recent informal Survey taken among a group of High school students indicated that 50% of these students Felt there was a serious drug problem among teenagers in the Community. Commission members were advised that heroin has made its appearance in it. Pleasant and that Many of the pills now being abused Are of underground and illegal manufacture. A the commission a said Morrison a is still groping with trying to determine the extent of the problem and at this stage we have no answers of any kind. Members however want to meet through the summer in an Effort to present findings and make recommendations to the Community just As Early As How the window was broken the wind did no to break it. No person fell through it. A Rock Diana hit instead an a inside jobs broke one of the Large plate Glass windows at the Brown Lynch Scott store tuesday afternoon. It happened this Way. A customer liked the apparel on a Manikin in the window display. A clerk was accommodating the customer by removing the apparel. In the process the confused Manikin lost its head that is its head fell off. In doing so the head hit the Glass a solid whack. Mention Eric Liard for Iowa ii by Harrison Weber Des Moines a idea a sen. William j. Reichardt is the latest name to be mentioned As a possible appointee to the Highway commission. Project Star students to give concert the it. Pleasant project Star students will present a concert of string music on thursday april 23, at 7 30 . At the first methodist Church. The program is under the direction of Yasuhiro Shibata local project teacher. Mrs. Gerald Rose Berry is the piano accompanist. Lane Fitzgerald and Vickie Zigler High school students will assist. The concert will include pieces by Bach Handel brains Schumann Paganini and Suzuki As Well As by up iowans from All walks of Lite Are stopping today to look at what can happen to an environment when pollution is left uncontrolled. Today is Earth Day and from the amount of publicity Given the event and the number of communities holding Earth Day celebrations few people will toss litter or pollute today without at least thinking about what they Are doing. Earth Day protests involved persons from Junior High school children to Middle aged businessmen and Are especially prevalent in communities with colleges and University campuses. Too in Cedar rapids Washington High school students walked to school rather than drive cars a which Are now regarded As a major pollutant. On the Iowa state University Campus in Ames cars were banned entirely from the Campus areas with students Man lose eight planes copters Saigon i up a Tho u. S. Command today announced the loss of four warplanes and four helicopters Over South Vietnam and Laos. It was the largest loss announced at one time of american aircraft this year. The aircraft losses coincided with reports the South vietnamese command now has two Large armoured and infantry units in Cambodia in Border operations that have killed 221 Viet Cong destroyed 90 buildings and seized an arms depot. Terrorists penetrated to within a Block of the presidential Palace in up americans joined forces today in an Effort to clean the Earth and lie air around it. There were demonstrations bizarre and pragmatic teach ins teach outs parades lectures speeches music litter pickups and even official action. The idea of it All is that pollution of the air land and water must cease if humanity is to survive. Chicago mayor Richard j. Daley officially declared today a Earth Day in new Jersey gov. William t. Cahill was to sign a Bill creating an environmental Protection department in the state department. New York gov. Nelson Rockefeller officially established a new York environment department. Illinois la. Gov. Paul Simon proposed that the state set up an environmental Institute at a major Public University. High school children in Cape gluing barricades to keep cars out. A Nadeau. Mo., were on highways garbage collection and survival picking up litter tossed from Para marches will be common place and ing Drake University students in Des Moines plan to Plant an Elm tree to replace the schools landmark chancellors Elm which was Cut Down this year a victim of dutch Elm disease. Cars. Others were Busy with similar tasks across the land. Students in los Angeles Hung Black balloons from archways marking Sites of environment seminars and teach ins. Groups in other areas planned to confront sus ins were patted polluters with dead fish and throughout other tokens of a disturbed ecology. A funeral marches Quot for the living and the yet unborn were on the Agenda. The White House said tuesday president Nixon welcomed the Days events and a Fels the activities show the concern of people of All walks of life Over the dangers to our several Well known Folk songs. A Saigon today blowing up a civil de some statehouse sources seem to think the selection has been narrowed to Reichardt and former senator Warren Kruck of Boone. Reichardt Des Moines Clothier is not seeking re election. A vacancy was created when commissioner Bernard Mercer Des Moines Democrat resigned april i. With three republicans already on the commission Ray will name a Democrat presumably from Central or Southwest Iowa. The governor reportedly has a list of 25 names of people who have been suggested for the Post. Besides Reichardt and Kruck other names supposedly on this list include former senator Franklin s. Main Lamoni and former representative Marvin s. Shirley Minburn. Eighty students of age Levels 4-10 will participate in the unison playing of tunes which Are a part of their regular instruction. These tunes Are Learned in progressive order of difficulty starting with i a twinkle this makes it possible for each child to join in the ensemble at his own level. This is in keeping with or. Suzuki a theory that every child can learn to play the violin at his own ability level. The concert is being presented to the Public by the teacher parents and children of project Star with thanks and appreciation extended. To the Board of education i the school administration and the Community for the decision to continue the federally funded project Star next year at local expense. Fease building and i it persons. Wounding two and grows grows environmental teach held at most College the Day with prominent National speakers and local experts All giving their views on the Chance of survival without immediate Steps to curb pollution. Among the noted speakers scheduled to appear in Iowa sen. Harold e. Hughes a Iowa at the o. Y. Stephens auditorium in Ames and or. Paul Ehrlich a National Leader of pollution control at both Iowa state and Wartburg College in Waverly. The Barth Day idea was originally proposed by sen. Gaylord Nelson d-wis., and immediately Drew support from enthusiastic ecologists an interesting program on drugs educators students politicians and and drug abuse was presented at program Given on drug abuse Paula Swink warning on certain Frozen pizzas eau Claire wis. Up a the food and drug administration in Washington has issued an a urgent warning to residents of the upper Midwest to not eat Frozen 11-Inch pizzas from the roman inn pizza co. Of eau Claire. The Fra 6aid tuesday investigators in Minneapolis minn., found botulism toxin Type a Quot one of the deadliest toxins known Quot in the same lot of mushrooms used on the pizzas. A spokesman for roman inn said the company has recalled or is holding Back from delivery 70,000 pizzas from a 12-state area. He said however that the pad had not proved the mushrooms used in making the pizzas were Poison. A i ate six of them the mushroom pizzas myself last week and in a still talking to you a he noted. Consolidating disaster help Washington up a president Nixon proposed today a revamping of the Federal governments disaster Relief operation so including Loans to help local governments make up property tax losses. In a special message Nixon told Congress he was creating by executive order a new National Council on Federal disaster assistance to bring under one tent Are multitude of government activities in the disaster area. Truck strike shows effect up the two week old Wildcat strike by the teamsters Union is showing an effect in Iowa manufacturers department stores and the trucking Industry. Manuf of users especially those dealing in Large items such As steel have apparently been Hurt the mos Many report they Are running Short of inventory for production line material. Manufacturers of smaller materials report delays in receiving materials but say they normally can divert materials from trucks to other Means of transportation. Farmington a like Topsy it grew and grew. The sacred Lily of India is in full Blossom a wine Violet color in the Allen Poole basement in Farmington. Shown in the photo with her towering Plant is mrs. Poole who is 5 it. 4 inches tall. The Plant was Given to mrs. Poole two years ago and this is the first time it has had a Blossom. It also it units a very foul Oder. The pooles first thought they had dead mice in the basement until their noses led them to the Lovely Plant. Laura Johns of Farmington also has one of the plants but she left the bulb to Winter in a neighbors Basi me it under newspapers. Quot when i went to look at it i found the thing had bloomed under the newspapers and crawled out All twisted. So the Beauty of mine was last nobody saw it but they could sure smell it a declared mrs. Johns. Concerned citizens in Iowa gov. Robert d. Ray designed the entire week a environmental preservation week and asked iowans to pay special attention to the problems of a deteriorating environment. Summer like temperatures summer like temperatures prevailed in Southeastern Iowa wednesday while Western Plains states had forecasts of Snow and slush. In it. Pleasant the temperature was up to 80 degrees at mid afternoon giving grass and Flowers and even mushrooms the push they had been awaiting. South Central Iowa was in a a Tornado watch area in the Early part of the afternoon. Receives air Force commendation medal Victorville Calif. A technical sergeant Robert l. Wallingford son of mrs. Viola Van Doren it. Pleasant. Iowa has received the . Air Force commendation medal for meritorious service in Vietnam. Sergeant Wallingford distinguished himself As a Supply specialist with the 3rd civil engineering Squadron at Bien Hoa air base. He was honoured at George fab Calif., where he now serves with the 479th Supply Squadron a unit of the tactical air command which provides combat units for air support of . Ground forces. The sergeant whose father Howard l. Wallingford resides at 235 Stedmen pl., Monrovia. Calif is a 1956 graduate of Hillsboro Iowa High school. His wife Lulu is the daughter of or. And miss. Paul e. Rude sr., . I Wever Iowa. Dramatic tale by astronauts 0 space Center Houston up a having Given the nation a dramatic tale of a fight for survival a Quarter of a million Miles away from Earth Apollo 13�?Ts astronauts today describe to the next Moon flight Crews How they made it Back. James a. Lovell John l. Swigert and Fred w. Haise told a National television audience tuesday night they did t know what happened when an explosion ripped their spacecraft As it sped toward the Moon but that it rapidly became obvious they were in very serious trouble. A loud bang and a shuddering vibration started the 87-hour struggle that reverted the attention of the world on outer space. Swigert said the Safe return was an answer to prayer. A if you re asking me whether i prayed. I certainly did a lie told one questioner. A and i have no doubt that perhaps my prayers and the prayers of the rest of the people did an awful lot contributed an awful lot for us getting a your survival a said Lovell a became one of initiative and ingenuity. In a situation like that there a Only one thing you can do you just keep the first Baptist Church of it. Pleasant monday evening. Russell Shaffer of the Fairfield police department presented the program sponsored by the Henry county mothers and wives of Vietnam forces and overseas servicemen. Or. Shaffer was assisted by patrolman Bob Ger suck also of the Fairfield pm. A film on drug usage was followed by an informative talk by or. Shaffer. During the question and answer period several forms of drugs and devices used by addicts were displayed. The meeting was opened by extending a warm Welcome to the Many teenagers and their parents. The pledge of allegiance was repeated and we As Lead by mrs. Russell Ross who also introduced the officers of the women a organization. As a part of the program Nancy Gates accompanied on the piano by her Mother mrs. Marie Gates Sang the moving song a thirty pieces of a moment of silence was observed in Honor of the men and women serving overseas. Refreshments were served by mesdames Betty Martens Mary Jane Linden Mary Lane Jerry Messer and Jane Bontrager. Teenage hostesses and Ushers were Carmen Lampe Nancy Gates Eilene Ross Chuck Capps ted Baal and Craig Robinson. Don Woolen Speaks at rotary Cost of living continues to climb Washington it up Cost of living continued to climb in i March with american Consumers paying 6.1 per cent More than they did a year ago the government reported today. The Bureau of labor statistics of the labor department said the Cost of living Index registered a 0i> per cent increase for last month. Outlays for mortgage interest payments medical care and other services Rose sharply. The labor department said food prices went up o i per cent although egg prices dropped by nearly to cents a dozen. Don Wooten director of Public affairs for Whf to was the guest speaker at the rotary did meeting tuesday evening. Following a Brief resume of his work at the television station or. Wooten opened the meeting to a question and answer period. The speaker for Many years appeared on the station As the Weatherman but now spends his a the i full time in his position As Public affairs director. He Nowr conducts the programs a at issues and guests at the meeting were Fred Abbott of Australia and Gail Brown of Rock Island. Ted Boal is the High school rotarian for the month. Allan Shook is program chairman for the month and introduced the speaker. Terse verse the girl today who looks quite modest is also she who looks the oddest
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