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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - April 23, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Them pleasant news fair vol. 92, no. 96mt. Pleasant Iowa thursday evening april 23, 1970 Price to cents these Days by John Chamberlain should we abandon the Federal Republic the Bill calling for a constitutional amendment that would abolish the electoral College and provide for a direct popular vote for president is before the Senate judiciary committee where it May or May not get enough second thoughts to throw it out entirely. But at least it is being debated in sober fashion and the chances seem very Good that the House version whim would change our traditional Federal Republic into a raw democracy will be modified to some extent before the Senate As a whole votes on it in May. Curiously enough the impulse to defend our present system or at least to water Down the House Bill. Has received a number of favourable prods from Bona fide card carrying liberals who ordinarily would rather be caught dead than be found hobnobbing with constitutional conservatives. Richard Goodwin a former adviser to presidents Kennedy and Johnson is one Liberal who defends the electoral system. Teddy White the author of All those books about the making of various presidents is another. And a Liberal Yale Law school professor Alexander Bickel who writes for the new Republic is a third. The most surprising thing is to find Goodwin who has been associated with the so called a new politics a speaking in the accents of an Edmund Burke in defense of the constitutional status quo. Says or. Goodwin a we have never before amended tile Constitution in anticipation of possible abuse or on the basis of abstract theory. Only after an abuse has manifested itself and usually after considerable Public pressure have we acted. Surely this is one of the reasons Why the american Constitution has endured while More volatile republics Rose and station attendant stabbed and dumped rapid City s. Up a an Iowa service station attendant abducted Early this morning is listed in serious condition with Stab wounds in the Throat and Abdomen after being dumped in a ditch outside rapid City s. Authorities said 26-year-old Ronald Hatcher of Missouri Valley was undergoing surgery this afternoon at a rapid City Hospital. Too three men were later apprehended outside Sturgis s. D., and Are being held on fugitive warrants in connection with the abduction and $50 robbery of the r and b service station in Modale Iowa. The three were identified As Gordon Langford 24, South Gates Calif. Donald Fontain 30, Santa Rosa Calif. And Ronald Brooks 25, Kings Lake Valley neb. Too Iowa authorities said Hatcher was believed taken hostage after a robbery of the service station. The Hatcher car was also taken and authorities said the three suspects were picked up while driving the Hatcher vehicle. In Sturgis sheriff s deputies said the three men were spotted by a local police officer As they were inside a cafe. The Road outside Sturgis was then blocked and the three were picked up with Little resistance. Hatcher was found lying in a ditch about 20 Miles East of rapid City. He was discovered missing by a Friend who went to visit the service station. Introduces Bill for Legal abortion in u s Washington up a a Bill that would allow a woman to have a Legal abortion anywhere in the United states if a licensed doctor performed the operation was introduced thursday by sen. Robert w. Packwood a Ore. A the decision to terminate a pregnancy must properly be left to legislation in Quot an attempt to bring i some order and logic into an area the woman and her private conscience a Packwood told the Senate. Too while conceding his proposal stood Little Chance of passage in this a congressional election year the senator said he introduced the ends draft occupational deferments lege students. Nixon pledged to bring the draft gradually to an end but said it would be several years before this Washington up a president Nixon ordered an end today to occupational and agricultural deferments from the draft and asked Congress to open the Way for him could be accomplished also to Stop All student deferments 1 deferments Nixon said in a Spe a special presidential commission Cial message to the House and sen recommended earlier that the a ate a Are no longer dictated by the Len turn to an All Volunteer army National i7 mid-19�l. Nixon had supported too the concept in his presidential he issued an executive order to Stop immediately deferments based on occupational or farm work and asked for an amendment to the draft Law to eliminate mandatory deferments for undergraduate col viewing Art exhibit at Fine arts festival the Art exhibit in connection with the Fine arts festival at Cottrell gym wednesday evening attracted the interest of adults and children As indicated by this picture. Those attending viewed the Art displays and listened to vocal and instrumental music concerts by High school students. Director of civil rights commission Speaks at Waco the virtue of the electoral system is that it gives the Small state a non population based Bonus in the electoral College where the number of a states senators is added to the number of its representatives to determine its total vote. This Means that Small or sparsely settled states such As Delaware or Nevada have an added increment of defense against being overborne by populous new York or California. We get sound regional representation by the system of letting the presidential vote be called by state units with a Bonus for the weaker states instead of the raw popular vote which would give the practice vote thieves in some of our More squalid Urban areas the Opportunity to steal a close election. It is the possible vote thievery aspect that particularly bothers Teddy White who knows from his experienced reporting that Quot the mores and morality of vote counting vary from state to there Are states in the Union says White a where votes Are bought paid for and in All too Many cases counted manipulated and discounted by More aware of situation residents of this area became More aware of the things they can do to improve their environment As a result of Earth Day. There were special observances such As a tree and Shrub planting event in front of the . Memorial building at Iowa Wesleyan which is the Art building and the location of administrative offices. The Art department with prof. Stan Widerspan assisting did the work. There were other Campus activities in connection with the event. Attention was directed in Many ways in the Community to the Effort to curb pollution in its Many forms and to improving or replacing. While not coming on Earth Day Salem school held a tree planting ceremony thursday morning. While not coming on Earth Day should be every Day one observer mentioned. Reflect Unity on Earth Day of Law which in its confusion vagueness and unequal Ness of enforcement has been cruel and discriminatory a too Packwood Bill would be far More Liberal than abortion Reform Laws approved recently in various states. It would make a woman solely responsible for the decision at any Point in her pregnancy and her Only trouble would be in finding a physician willing to perform the operation. Sen. Edward Mkennedy a mass a roman Catholic immediately opposed of Ackwood a proposal. A i wonder How far you can stretch the interstate clause even if ifs considered in its broadest sense a Kennedy said. He referred to a clause in the Constitution covering interstate Commerce that has been used in the past to justify Federal Preemption of state Laws. Too Packwood 37, and the father of one son said there was a precedent under the 14th amendment to the Constitution which guarantees equal Protection under la for imposing a Federal Law such As his proposal on the states. He said the supreme court already had upheld this View in a ruling on a voting rights Case. Packwood has introduced a similar abortion Bill that would affect Only the District of Columbia whose affairs Congress Over sees. Olds a Alvin Hayes executive director of the civil rights commission of Iowa was the guest speaker at Waco wednesday. Or. Hayes has his b a. Degree from Morningside College and his Law degree from the University of South Dakota. Or. Hayes began by saying that it was too bad there has to be a title and a Label on everyone. He said if he were to have a title or Label a a Label me moderate a meaning that he was neither a Liberal or a Radical but in the Middle of the two. Too what does or. Hayes and the commission do they enforce the educate both sides a both the Whites and the Blacks because there is discrimination from both. And we the Young people of America being tomorrows leaders must be Able to handle these problems and perhaps make our racial Gap at least a Little smaller. Hint chief negotiators to lilt Paris Blount backs postal Reform Iii testimony j Washington up a postmaster general Winton a Blount testified today that president Nixon a postal pay and Reform plan Black students present panel for Waco students Olds a eight members of the Black student organization from Iowa Wesleyan College presented a Laws against discrimination of any Panei discussion to the Waco Stu kind such As housing employment Dent body. Members of the panel and of course racial. They also were As follows Dwight Barnett Paris it up a North Vietnam and Tho Viet Cong hint of today i raise an j postal reorganization plan their chief negotiators old quit negotiated after the nations first postal strike told Blount the plan was a singularly lacking. In any Chain of command line of responsibility that protects the Public Campaign but in his message he said there was no Way to say when it Rould come about. But As a first step the president called for a 20 percent pay increase retroactive to last Jan. I for enlisted men with less than two years service. Too that would raise the annual pay of enlisted men with less than two years service by $500 million a year Nixon said. He promised an Addi tonal $2 billion for added pay and other benefits in fiscal Vear 1972 to help attract and retain military volunteers. Quot no one can predict with precision whether or not or precisely when we can end Nixon said. A it depends. In part on the necessity of maintaining re would ire prove the mall service and outed a wary Force vels to meet better the lot of postal workers As our commitments w Vietnam and Well As end the deficit operation of Ete where a the system. Nixon outlined his plan to key but sen. Gale w. Mcgee. D Republican congressional leaders at wyo., opening Senate Post office a breakfast meeting before sending committee hearings on the pay it to Capitol Hill. Of outlined and under the present dispensation third parties have Little Opportunity to get a solid National foothold. This saves us from the unstable Multi party Fate of the French third Republic. Most people have the Mother wit to know that a third party vote tends to throw any Given states electoral count to the candidate who. From the third party Many a Point of View would make the least desirable president. A departure from the Winner take All electoral vote system in the separate states would encourage the creation of third fourth and fifth National parties. They could always Hope to win by As Little As forty per cent of the vote or to Force a Runoff in which they could bargain for the balance of Power position. Because of the second thoughts instigated by the liberals themselves the conservative constitutionalists have taken new heart. The plan offered by senator Ervin North Carolinas eminent constitutionalism w Ould keep the electoral College but bind the electors to abide by their states decisions. Ervin would Settle a deadlocked election by letting every member of the House of representatives and every senator have one vote each in choosing Between the two top candidates. The liberals have other substitute Bills that Are supported Jaycees elect Terry Ross by up Earth Day is Over but the Melody lingers on a smoke still gets in your eyes. Hundreds of thousands of americans marched rallied and demonstrated wednesday for a cleaner Earth. There was some heckling the it. Pleasant Jaycees elected and Rowdy ism but the overwhelm their officers and directors for the ing majority a a mixture of con 1970-71 Jaycee year wednesday Gressmen militants businessmen i evening at their annual election housewives and hippies a reflected meeting. Study the makeup and problems of a Community. Discrimination or. Hayes said is a real problem in Iowa though Many people try to sidestep the fact. He said no matter How prepared someone is for the discrimination the psychological Impact of the actual discrimination is still hard to comprehend. He expressed the feeling of Many negroes when he said they understand Why people talked of Freedom in the United states while the negroes Are still being discriminated against. Desperation is Felt by a College student who must look Back on his parents who can to draw social Security their jobs when they were Young weren to covered by social Security and who can t retire because the House they bought 20 years ago is expensive still. The son faces the knowledge he cannot help a he is in no position to and never will be. Finally the parents die the tears wept Are not tears of sorrow but tears of Joy for the Freedom that finally comes to his parents in death. A sense of Unity o o o two major thoroughfares in downtown new York City were closed for two hours by some of the most pollution a oppressed City dwellers in the nation. Nearly 250,-000 joined in the Celebration. Mayor John v. Lindsay met them in Union Square after walking Down fifth Avenue saying it was the first time head made such a walk a without being booed half the some other political leaders did not fare so Well. Student radicals stormed the stage where Michigan gov. William g. Milliken was speaking at Michigan state University. State police moved him to safety. Too Sens. Edward Kennedy d-mass., and Henry Jackson d-Wash., underwent heckling during their speeches at Yale University and Seattle Wash. Kennedy put aside his prepared text on pollution and spoke instead about the draft and Black panthers. President Nixon sat in a lounge chair in the White House Rose Gar officers for the coming year Are Terry Ross president Dave Van Dorin internal vice president Richard Garrels external vice president Gary see Secretary tem Pender treasurer and Larry Marlow state director. Directors elected Are Jim Davis Don Proctor John Thompson Gary Swart Marion Winn and Bill Woodard. Ross 22, is employed for the National guardian life insurance company and he and his wife Jane reside at Kincaid trailer court South of it. Pleasant. The officers will be installed at a banquet scheduled for june 6th. Or. Hayes told the students that not All the Blacks Are in favor of rioting burnings or stealing. The portrayal of the Blacks today has changed from what it was too years ago. The problem today is the problem of the new identity of violence. Blacks Are trying to portray their own ideas and reveal their own culture but their expression is a Amis labelled a by Whites. Or. Hayes pointed out that in order to understand and Cope with our racial problem today we must Edmond Davis Loris White Dennis Nicholes Larry Jackson Lamar Riddle William Hill and Frank Thomas. These students gave introductory comments on the government role in Black White problems which they believe to be detrimental and education which they believe to be discriminatory. Also they commented on a White racist institutions and a the White society so Labelling of Blacks. These students emphasized that the View generation of Blacks will not accept what Whites have been forcing on them. Bill Hill said words such As a a negro and a a coloured a were created by the w Hites to distinguish the Blacks from them. The Young generation now wants to be called a a Blacks or these names Are ones they themselves have chosen and they feel they can have Pride in them. Then the Waco student body was Given a Chance to ask questions. During this discussion period j Edmond Davis led the a a dogs a i group of 18 students being discriminated in a segregation Experiment this week in an uprising. The a dogs Quot Rose from their assigned seats Tore their armbands off and went to sit among the rest of the audience. As the a dogs Quot a moved to the audience some students i the main Section moved to the Side bleachers. Davis Point was the Black cannot live under the White menus thumb. He my t tear off his armband and stand up and be counted As a human being. This demonstration drove the Point Home for the Waco student body. Paris in a few Days and leave the vietnamese peace negotiations to subordinates. The report followed today a session at which the communists called president Nixon a latest peace overtures a threat to conquer All of Indochina and said they were forming an anti american front in Vietnam Laos and Cambodia to combat it. The communist delegations have been unhappy since u. S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and has Deputy Lawrence Walsh withdrew from the talks last nov. 20 and Nixon named lodges adviser Philip c. Habib As chief negotiator. Mcgee said Congress should continue to subsidize the Post office to make sure Rural and Small town Post offices stay open. To change uni policy both Xuan Thuy the chief Hanoi negotiator and mme. Nguyen Thi Binh have boycotted the talks on grounds Nixon downgraded them. By soldiers Back a forces near Cambodia by Tydings Cook and Byrd of West Virginia. Birch Bayh May not j Den in Between appointments and have Clear sailing for his Bill did not participate in the celebrations. A White House spokesman Public in favor of a unitary demo Cracy that might make mayor Daley of Chicago our Kingmaker. Nixon not involved in Carswell s decision Washington up a president Nixon took no part in judge g. Harrold Carswell a decision to seek the gop senatorial nomination from Florida and will remain Neutral in the party primary there the White House said thursday. A there was no presidential involvement in either the decision making process or the announcement by Carswell a White House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler negotiate with rebels in Trinidad port of Spain. Trinidad up a an official government spokes Man said negotiations began today w Ith 400 rebel soldiers who seized control of the Chag Paramas army base and its arms and ammunition in support of Black demands for a greater say in government. The spokesman said the negotiating teams were led by attorney general Carl Hudson the government and it. Arrest of the Black Power Leader in Trinidad. The government spokesman disclosed the rebels whose forces were estimated at 400 instead of the earlier figure of 200. Have control of i the entire army base which is head a quarters for the 600-Man Trinidad and Tobago regiment. The base is la Miles North of port of Spain and the negotiations Are being held in the Chaga Cabana hotel on the Chag Paramas Penin sul near the base. I life at port of Spain was almost Back to Normal Ai Ter three Days of disturbances that killed three Civi ians and three soldiers. Saigon up a informed military sources said thursday South vietnamese soldiers had been stationed on cambodian soil near the Border to bolster cambodian forces outnumbered by an estimated 40,-000 Viet Cong and North vietnamese troops operating in Cambodia the sources said the South vietnamese troops and cambodian forces had formed integrated units to guard posts along the cambodian South vietnamese Border from attack by the communists. In Saigon military spokesmen reported thursday that four More american aircraft a two helicopters and two planes a had been shot Dow n by communist gunners to bring to 14 the number of aircraft j Loes Over South Vietnam and Laos in the past two Days. The u. S. Command said 101 american had been killed in Viet Nam combat last w Eek Down from 141 the previous week. But 698 americans were wounded compared j w Ith 457 the previous week. And i South vietnamese deaths soared to 740 second highest weekly toll of the year. Cedar Falls. It up it a the president of the University of Northern Iowa wednesday night said the school was changing its policy on disciplinary committees after almost 30 persons were found in contempt of court for disrupting hearings. The disrupted hearings All were being held to decide what action would be taken against eight students accused of staging a Shin at the Home of uni president j. W Maucker. Three attempts to hold the meetings were disrupted by demonstrations from students protesting they were being denied admittance. In addition Nixon Justi ments in the lottery system for drafting 19-year Olds which Congress passed on his recommendation last year. His proposal would establish a direct National draft Call by lottery sequence number each month. Under the present lottery system draft eligible youth whose sequence number is say 150, May be called by one draft Board while a Man with a lower number say 99. In a different draft Board is not called. The presidents revised system would have each month s draft Call on a National basis with the same lottery sequence numbers effective nationwide. Small plane hijacked to Cuba Airport after the first hearing dissolved in confusion injunctions were issued against any More disruptions. Nine persons were cited for tempt of court for stopping the second attempt at a hearing and 20 in the third and final try. The old committee of three Stu dents and three faculty members a is not a satisfactory procedure i now a Maucker told television i viewers in a special program at 8 i . Wednesday. The present rules set up in 1964 and modified in 1966. Were designed i to Deal primarily with illegal Beer drinking and Book thefts. A the situation is completely different now a said Maucker citing the racial climate of the area and the question of civil disobedience. Fort Lauderdale Fla. Up a a anal private plane hijacked by an armed Exco Viot and his girl Friend in North Carolina landed in Cuba today after three refuelling stops along the South Atlantic coast. Later the Pilot took off to return to Miami. The Federal aviation Agency Faa in Miami said the single con j engine Cessna 172 touched Down at Havana a Jose Marti Airport at 5 40 a in. It est following a two hour and 16-minute flight from fort Lauderdale. Quot there was no unusual conversation Between the Pilot and Havana Airport a the Faa said. Quot the Pilot seemed Calm and indicated would like to return today.1 he the plane hop scorching on refuelling Sites in South Carolina and Florida made its last u. S. Stop at the fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport at 3 04 . It left at 3 24 a in. The Hijacker identified by the Fri As Ira David a for Riel Meeks a negro recently released from a a in Rry a _ j a Northern had radioed fort w inc overturns Lauderdale for Gas sandwiches and Coffee he had gotten cigarettes during a Stop at Rock Hill s. A but failed to get a bottle of scotch at Jacksonville. Eight trailers Wayne Davis manager of ted aircraft service handled the refuelling a 20-minute task. As he by up High winds a possibly a Tornado a injured two women overturned eight trailers and damaged 13. Others at a trailer Park on the toward the plane parked just South Edttge of Fulton 111., wednes a a Nway away from the term Inal Davis was queried Over the a the winds were spawned out of di0 the Pilot. You Are alone a Brief but violent rain and Hail Arentt you a a yes a replied Davis. A just me and jailed in lieu of $10,000 Bond each. Prosecutor de Bethune said the Whitleysr son. Micheel died in a police said they had captured Little Rock Hospital tuesday. Be Phillips for Geddes Granger Leader of the Black Thune said the Whitley allowed him Rex la Power organization whose almost to drink Vodka and become into i which weal abolish Tho Federal re Salle the diluent. Tho de Dally demonstrations for Tho Pas bated. A vitally interested in the Battle to allegations made wednesday reclaim our natural i sen. Edward j. Gurney a Fla. By mands of the rebels were not Dis two months were preludes to closed but police announced the riots and insurrection. The 4-year old boy drinks Vodka Dies Searcy Ark up a a 4-year-old boy fell sick and died after his parents allegedly let him become drunk of Vodka. A storm that raced across Northern second degree murder charges Illinois pelting communities from the Gas and the sandwiches were filed wednesday against or. I Morrison East of de Kalb with Davis Aho gave the Pilot some and mrs. Walter h. Whitley both hailstones As Large As Golf balls. Maps of Cuba. A i d hate for him to 43, of Bradford. Ark. The couple was one of the two women injured get hijacked to Cuba and not know in the wind storm at Sike a How to get there he explained. Trailer Park mrs. Nadine Chas teen was treated in the intensive terse verse care unit at Jane lab Hospital in by a. C. Gordon Clinton Iowa across the miss ship Many outdoor girls i River from Fulton. The other who be thought that sports woman mrs. Frances Weaver was reported in satisfactory condition at the same Hospital. The child was taken to a Hospital by a neighbor after he became ill. Were fun have revised this thought soon after marrying one
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