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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - August 3, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Them news partly Cloudy vol 92, no. 181 it. Pleasant Iowa monday evening August 3, 1970 Price to cents these Days by John Chamberlain How to get Parks and schools without paying Money Washington president Richard Nixon is a Puzzle Only to those who Haven to pondered his career. He is not a Standard conservative. But neither is he a Standard Liberal. He is what might be called a pay As you go do gooder one who would like to do a lot of things for people without breaking the Dollar in two. The circumstances of his election which have put him in the White House with a War to liquidate an inflation to halt and a defense establishment to keep up to snuff lest the communists get the drop on us leave him with Little scope for his do Gooding instincts. How can he possibly raise the Money to pay for Parks hospitals schools bigger airports new historic monuments and All the other things he would like to bestow upon his Public the cynic might answer that the president had better forego his Wel Farist ambitions. But this is not the answer that an ingenious group of people in the general services administration and their allies in the White House have been offering. Robert Kunzig the director of Gas and Dan Kingsley his assistant in charge of Federal property disposal working in conjunction with White House adviser Martin Anderson and Darrell Trent the executive director of something called the property review Board have come up with one of the brightest ideas of the decade. The Federal government so this group has noticed owns $68 billion Worth of various types of property aside from the unmeasured riches of the Federal Domain forests grazing lands and so on. Some of the property in the $68 billion grab bag belongs to agencies that make no Effort to use it let alone keep it from deteriorating. Some of it is jealously guarded As a possible source for future Empire building. There is no doubt that the people Are getting Little or no use out of abandoned military establishments run Down Public buildings and land that is growing up to Sumach and Briar patches. The Bright idea of the Gas group and their White House allies is to sell or Trade the More useless part of the $68 billion Worth of Public property and put the proceeds into Parks hospitals schools and the like. This can be done without adding a Nickel to the . Tax Bill or without inflating the currency by As much As a single dime. It would simply bring rationality into the Federal inventory picture. The proposition is to work out the necessary details with the Federal agencies involved and with the state county and municipal bodies that stand in need of new Parks schools and enlarged airports. Non Federal governing bodies would be expected to pay something for land and buildings taken for local Public purposes say 50 cent of fair Market value there would be compliance restrictions to keep a non Federal unit from using the acquired property for other than a stated purpose. A the Kunzig Kingsley team is already in business using executive order 11508 to make its own inventory of what is called a a withdrawn Public Domain land and other property meaning resources that have come into the Possession of the army the Navy the department of Interior and other Federal agencies. Twenty two separate properties have been offered for Survey. When there is resistance to relinquishing unused land or buildings a seven member property review Board chaired by Bryce Harlow is called upon to deliver a verdict. The process of Selling or transferring property is called a excess ing a the department of defense has already a a excess eds its Sands Point Long Island training station yielding it to the department of the Interior to pass on to bodies which Are disposed to use it constructively. The present proposition is to let Nassau county take part of it for Public Park purposes and to let the Federal department of health education and welfare have another chunk for school purposes. A a a the department of the Interior is currently weighing the various claims. Another bit of a Texe Essing enabled the government to get rid of an old Public Hospital in Washington by trading it for a shutdown amusement Park at Glen officials assail promoters actions Des Moines up a gov. Robert d. Ray and Iowa attorney general Richard c. Turner today lashed out at the a a contemptuous actions of the promoters of the weekend Rock festival at Wadena. The two High state officials said the men were out to make Money at the expense of the health and safety of those attending the festival in Northeast Iowa. A Ray said he had a nothing but contempt for officials of sound storm inc., of Chicago who sponsored the three Day event. Turner accused the sponsors of openly de phantom jets give support at phenom penh phenom penh up sub. Pilots flying supersonic phantom jets rained napalm fire bombs and rockets on communist positions today in support of a two pronged cambodian counteroffensive North and South of the capital of phenom penh Field reports said. The us. Air strikes were reported near Skourn a strategic Highway Junction town 35 Miles Northeast of phenom penh and in the Kiri rom area 56 Miles Southwest of phenom penh. Col. Sar Hor Deputy commander of cambodians second military division reported the american air strikes in Skourn and Kir irom areas saying the pilots were French speaking . Aviators who yielded to pleas from beleaguered cambodian units for help. Hor said the pilots were flying reconnaissance missions when they were called in. At Skourn Field reports said communist guerrillas were in control of the Southern end of town while cambodian units held the North end. Ceiling state officials on every phase of the Rock gathering. Noting the $1 million damage suit his office has filed against the firm. Turner said a if they were operating legally we have any cause for action at # Turner said at an informal news conference he filed the suit when he Learned the seven sound storm officials had been freed from contempt of court action in Fayette county District court. The attorney general said he had a no Faith whatsoever that the men will appear at a later Date to answer the state initiated contempt citations. Turner estimated that 99 cent of the Young people who gathered for a weekend of music at Wadena were a High on he said the officials of the festival repeatedly promised there would be no drug traffic at Wadena but Turner hinted the scope of the drug abuse must have been common knowledge to the promoters. Turner also made a passing comment on the tremendous amount of Money invested in the Wadena festival saying the promoters a seemed to have almost limitless sources of Echo in the Potomac Valley. The Trade enabled the department of the Interior to round out its Potomac River Park property at no Cost to the taxpayer. With $68 billion to inspect for rational uses the people could end up by getting maximum value out of what they theoretically own. Nixon May yet get some of his a Dogwood Era wishes without ruining the Federal credit. Distributed by King features Syndicate. Car on tracks train stops City police received a report at 2 50 . Sunday that there was a car on the Railroad tracks near the depot and when they investigated found a 1960 Pontiac on the tracks 20 feet West of the Adams Street crossing. A train had stopped because of the car. About five minutes later Paul Peterman it. Pleasant appeared at the scene with a Chain to pull the car off the track. Police charged him with intoxication and he later posted a $20 Bond at the police station. Police were told that several persons got out of the car after it had been driven onto the tracks. Russian freighter rips b. C. Ferry Victoria . Up a a russian freighter ripped a 35-foot wide Hole in a British Columbia ferry in a narrow Pacific passage sunday. At least two passengers on the Canadian vessel were killed. Six of the 545 persons aboard the ferry Queen of Victoria were injured two seriously. New life singers return from Haiti Larry made this comparison a american churches Are fancy and Neie a yet Many Are cold and formal. I found haitian churches crude _ yet their warmth of Fellowship and worship surpasses most american Many of their churches Are just a Brush Arbor banana leaves matted for a roof Over four poles. One Day the group Rode Ivy hours by bus and then walked three hours Over Mountanous narrow rugged trails to a recently established Church and medical clinic. Singing thru an interpreter was a new experience for the new life singers. Carol Moser said a these chrisitan haitians put us to shame in their Joyful singing a Over 2,000 crusaders have visited the 13 oms Mission Fields. And when actually exposed first handed to the physical and spiritual needs an open heart responds by either going Back to help or sending Money for materal needs. Dave Shaw expressed the desire of the group when he said a i want to go Back to Haiti a the new life singers representing be Iowa youth for Christ returned recently from an 8-Day Oriental missionary society crusade to the Island of Haiti. Larry Mendenhall son of or. And mrs. Harold Mendenhall of it. Pleasant Rural Carol Moser daughter of or. And mrs. Bud Moser of Burlington and Dave Shaw son of or. And mrs. Richard Shaw also of Burlington joined a group of 32 from eight states witnessing singing and working among these poverty stricken people. Areas of service were Given thru the medical clinics which Are visited by More than 500 out patients weekly radio station 4veh which dual broadcasts 163 hours weekly in 4 languages and several of the 25 National churches and Brush arbours. Emmaus vocational Bible school teaches Many trades to improve the living condition of these people whose average annual income is less than $100. There is 85% illiteracy among the 500 million inhabitants of the islands. Race to recover debris after missile test an overflow crowd at the Tate Labianca murder trial in los Angeles Waits in the hallway for seats inside to hear Linda Kasabian Tell about seven murder orgy. Hurricane Celia swirls along coast Corpus Christi. Tex. Up a the Gale fringes of Hurricane Celia the first deadly storm to strike the . Coast in a year swirled ashore officers move onto Wadena festival area Wadena up a Iowa Highway patrol officers today began a mass sweep of the grounds at the site of the Wadena Rock festival while an estimated 900 persons were still milling around. The search was the first attempt by Law enforcement officers to move onto the grounds where the three Day festival was held Over the weekend. Officers said attempts would be made to arrest persons still dealing in narcotics. The seven roadblocks manned by the patrol remained in operation and officers were attempting to arrest persons with drugs As they left the festival site. At a news conference in Des Moines gov. Robert d. Fay said at least j.4 persons had bed arrested so far on narcotics charges in the Wadena area. Ray said the charges were either the Sale of narcotics or Possession of narcotics and most of the 14 were being held in the Buchanan county jail at Independence on $10,000 Bond. Earlier Fayette county attorney Walter Saur said undercover agents had milled in the festival crowd �?o24 hours a along the Texas resort coast monday ahead of 115-mile-an-hour winds killer tides and torrential rain. Thousands of coastal residents and summer tourists fled Inland. Thousands More stayed behind to ride out Celia a Eye expected to hit the Corpus Christi area at mid afternoon. Celia first lost some of her punch Early monday in a Zigzag path across the Gulf of Mexico her winds decreasing to 90 Miles an hour. But As she got closer to Shore she picked up Speed and strength. Fire bullets into Power Crane seventeen rounds from a -22 calibre Rifle were fired into a Power Crane at the site of the new London Danville sanitary Landfill six Miles Southwest of new London Ray Leitch reported to county authorities at 7 30 . Sunday a window of the Crane was shot out. S. Ferguson found dead word was received Here sunday morning of the death of Stephen Ferguson 17, of Avon 111., son of Walter Junior Ferguson of Rome. He was found by his step father at 12 30 sunday morning in their Home in Avon. Young Ferguson reportedly died from gunshot wounds in the Chest. Castro views hijacked 747 san Juan . Up a a latin american with a cuban Flag pinned to his Beret became the first Man to Hijack the worlds largest commercial Airliner sunday forcing a Boeing 747 to Havana where cuban Premer Fidel Castro came out to take a look at it. Castro expressed concern about whether the huge pan american airways jetliner could take off safely from Jose Marti Airport. Opt. Augustus Watkins the Pilot assured him there was no problem and the plane flew on to Miami and san Juan with 359 passengers and a Crew of 19, the Hijacker remaining behind. From left Dave wow Carol Moser and Larry Mendenhall. Starting project of Flushing hydrants the it. Pleasant water department is starting a systematic procedure for the Flushing of the water hydrants utilities manager James Ritter has announced. The work will Start on tuesday at the Iris Motel and proceed eastward on the South Side of Highway 34. Challenge Law on 18-year-Olds voting Washington up a two states a Texas and Oregon a filed suits directly in the supreme court today challenging a newly passed Law to give 18-year-Olds the vote in Federal state and local elections beginning Jan. I. Rain and warm weather right for crops adequate rainfall and warm weather in july gave Henry county crops a big boost in development towards what appears to be record production. Rainfall in it. Pleasant amount cd to 3.19 inches for the month. Amounts of .41 on the third 1.26 on the 25th .49 on the 18th and 1.03 on the 29th were scattered enough and sufficient to give the moisture needed. Amounts varied widely in the county on the 18th with it. Union getting a total of three inches for example. The maximum temperatures ranged from 73 on the 20th to 99 on the 31st, according to the Federal weather Bureau records kept by Leo Turley. The maximum was 90 degrees or above on ten Days of the month. Lowest temperature for the month was 51 on the 21st. The High and Low temperatures by Days during the month new cafe to open tuesday announcement is made of me opening tuesday of the new b and b i hat cafe on the South Side of the it. Pleasant Square. The b and b stands for the names Blanche Blanche Byers and Bernice Bernice for Downers and operators of the cafe. Mrs. Byers formerly operated the 34 Grill and mrs. Ford was a waitress at the former i hat. The new location has been completely remodeler and redecorated for the new cafe. Aboard observation Island up a a nuclear submarine successfully test fired americans new Multi warhead Poseidon missile today and minutes later a bold russian spy ship steamed into the area and made an unsuccessful attempt to pickup debris. The nuclear sub James Madison cruising beneath the Waves carried out the test firing 30 Miles East of Cape Kennedy at la . Edt. It marked a Milestone in the nations efforts to upgrade the striking Power of its undersea Fleet. While the firing was in Progress the soviet spy ship had positioned itself 3,000 Yards away for a grandstand View. Too about 20 minutes after the missile was safely away the spy ship pointed its Bow into the launch area put on a burst of Speed and made a run toward some Orange coloured packing material later identified As launch tube closure segments. Capt. William c. Dotson commander of the support ship observation Island from which newsmen watched the launch said the packing material was not classified but that officials wanted the a suffers fractures of both heels William r. Smith it. 4, suffered fractures of both heels in a fall while painting his House sunday morning. A railing gave Way and he drop used to a Cement walk below Landing on his feet. He was brought to memorial Hospital Here by car and in the afternoon was taken by ambulance to mercy Hospital in Iowa City. His room number is 5147. Overcrowding blamed for ferry tragedy Charlestown Nevis . Up a survivors blame overcrowding and a seaworthiness for the capsizing of a ferry boat that Sank in the shark infested Caribbean with heavy loss of life saturday. St. Kitty a Public relations officer Lee Moore said 39 bodies have been recovered but More than 75 persons Are missing. He said 88 were rescued. The ferry boat Christena capsized saturday afternoon about Halfway on its 12-mile run from St. Kitts to Nevis in the West indies 200 Miles Southeast of puerto Rico. The United states contributed two coast guard cutters and six planes to the search for survivors but called off its participation at Nightfall sunday. Trial to determine whether the firing tube had worked properly. Too the observation Island also made a run toward the debris and at one Point the two ships were on a collision course. Dotson blew five blasts on the ships whistle to warn of a possible collision and threw the ships engines into reverse. The soviet ship veered avoiding a collision. Dotson said the russians tried with grappling Hooks and nets to pick up the material but without Success. A a we re certain he did no to get any a Dotson said. The observation Island quickly put boats Over the Side and Dotson later reported a my boats recovered them the tube closures and they Are All accounted the russian ship which has been cruising off Cape Kennedy for Days in apparent anticipation of the launch later swung around behind the observation Island and made a second pass at it coming within 80 Yards of the port Side. Russian Crew members including several women were clearly visible As the vessel came along Side. The soviets openly took photographs and scanned the observation Island with binoculars. Some simply waved. La i 96 76 2 95 71 3 87 65 4 76 56 5 80 55 6 83 54 7 88 65 8 84 69 9 83 59 to 89 59 la 89 62 12 90 62 13 93 68 14 97 75 15 93 67 16 85 57 17 88 62 18 89 68 19 82 67 20 73 54 21 79 51 22 78 55 23 81 54 24 86 62 25 91 65 26 95 68 27 95 70 28 94 70 29 98 68 30 95 75 31 99 71 apply now for Quot Sweet sixteen Young ladies planning to enter the entering the contest Are the 1970 a miss Sweet sixteen con being asked by the chairmen of the test at the Midwest old settlers contest mass Mccormick and her and threshers reunion Are re assist it mrs. Richard Garrett to minded that their application must a the or costumes ready by aug be mailed to miss Liz Mccormick ust 10th in that Date the local route 2, it. Pleasant by August Dyan studio will be taking Pic-5th. Tules of each girl and she will re those girls who have turned 16 chive a free miniature full length since the last reunion Are eligible and ci0&s_up picture Courtesy of to enter this years contest. They Dyalls the pictures will be pro should Send their name address a acted nightly on the screen in the Telephone number birth Date studio window starting sometime school Grade and school and pm cult 6er to reunion time Rumity activities to miss Mccormick. Judging will be by three Jud All girls in the contest will be Ges thursday morning at 9 . At privileged to appear on Woc to the rec building in it. Pleasant. Channel 6 at noontime August the new Queen and All those enter 31st and of course will be expected ing the contest will be introduced to be in costume at that time. Mrs. In front of the grandstand at la Charles Decker will be on the Pat Ama. Opening Day september 3rd. Sundeen program As she has for they Are to appear in costume the past several years which has Robert Hill 19, it. Pleasant before the judges and each con been moved to this time rather suffered cuts when the 1969 Testant will be judged on her than an earlier hour each week Day _ tonality poise and costume. I morning As in the past. Young Man suffers gun wound in leg Richard Duane hand 22, i. Pleasant route 3, was rushed to memorial Hospital Here by ambulance then to veterans Hospital in Iowa City Early monday morning with a gunshot wound in his left leg which officers said was apparently self inflicted. He suffered loss of much blood. According to Deputy sheriff Richard Droz he received a Call from the Charles Millspaugh farm Home which is located near the Henry Jefferson county line Road at 12 30 . Monday about the shooting incident. He went to investigate and Learned that hand a son of mrs. Millspaugh had awakened his eight year old Niece gave her a note and told her not to give it to his Mother until five minutes after he had left the House. The Niece gave the note quickly to mrs. Millspaugh and soon they heard three shots come from the Timber about too Yards North of the House according to the Deputy. Hand was found with a Large wound in the calf of his left leg. Droz and the Beatty ambulance were called. Droz said the note indicated that hand planned to commit suicide. Hand a Vietnam Veteran has been out of the service a year and had been living at his mothers Home the last week having lived with a sister in Burlington. Injured in one car mishap rambler he was driving went off the Road at the intersection of the Oakland Mills paving and Salem Blacktop at Oakland Mills saturday at 2 . And Down an embankment. Hill was taken to memorial Hospital by ambulance treated and released. Hill had stopped at a Stop sign. The car then went off the Road on the West Side Down the embankment and into a wire Fence according to Deputy sheriff Charles Droz who investigated. The right Side and right wheels on the car were damaged an estimated $1,000. Hill was charged with failure to have his car under control. Terse verse by a. C. Gordon the Man who says he has a wife who does no to understand him Sweet sixteen of 1969 Rode in these antique cars in the Parade is often he who has a wife before the grandstand. _ 1 wh0 really Ulm a it Ler und we
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