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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - August 7, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
T the it pleasant news vol. 92, no. 185 it. Pleasant Iowa Friday evening August 7, 1970 Price to cents these Days by John Chamberlain getting the population to the right places government in America is better at defining problems than it is at solving them. It is easy to lament this. Thus the recent report the National goals research staff published under the title a toward balanced growth Quantity with Quality a has been criticized in Many quarters for its failure to provide specific ways and Means for dealing with such things As population growth pollution the environment education and so . Maybe it is enough that the National goals researchers who have been working in the White House for a year under the direction Leonard garment have limited themselves to dissipate their energies in the construction programs they would have been guilty distorting the Genius America which is to find voluntary and largely non governmental ways dealing with problems As they arise. There is the population problem for example. The chapter a population growth and distribution in the National goals document has an admirable objectivity. It makes the Point that the u. S. Could easily feed clothe and House Many More people if necessary. As . Ansley Coale president the population association America has said a even if our population should Rise to a billion its average density would not be very High by european too the trouble with our present population density is that it is bunched in the wrong places. The National goals researchers spell this out in the next decade they say a twelve metropolitan areas occupying one tenth the land area will contain Over 70 per cent the population. Moreover at least 50 per be found in three great metropolitan belts Boston Washington Chi Cago Pittsburgh san Francisco san Diego. At the same time towns under 10,000 population Rural villages and farms Are expected to have the lowest growth a dictatorship could do something about this in a programmatic Way simply by imposing controls internal migration. A democracy however can Only redirect trends by Subtle policy decisions. It cannot coerce people into having fewer children but it can change the Laws As they affect birth control. It can to Tell people to stay out big cities though it could redirect Industry into Rural areas by tax policy. Too fortunately voluntary associations individuals frequently get the pitch without waiting for government policy to change. The Campbell soup company to pick one example happens to have a president w. B. Murphy who Long ago found out that architect Frank Lloyd Wrights slogan a a decanter and reintegrate a made Plain sense for a food processing corporation. The original Campbell plants were All in big City neighbourhood so Camden n. J., Chicago ii and Sacramento Calif. The recent Campbell development has been in such places As Paris tex., Napoleon o., and Sumter s. C. Campbell has added 14,000 employees in smaller towns to its payroll in the last 15 years which Means that some 55,000 family members plus at least the same number associated with service industries have stayed at Home in their original communities rather than join the trek into the big cities. It is easier to solve ecological problems when the population is spread out. Thus when Campbell discovered that its trickling filter waste disposal system in Napoleon o., had an odor problem during times temperature inversion it had the space to develop plastic domes to trap the doors. In South Carolina it passed its Industrial effluents from the Sumter Canning factory through Dee rooted grasses the decontaminated a a waste wound up by becoming sustaining food for Rock Bass in a Pond that also supports egrets ducks and geese. The Industrial waste disposal system at the Campbell Plant in Paris tex., has twice won recognition from the sport foundation inc., for its role in water conservation. Too the National goals report Speaks a a mixed strategy response to our environmental yet we wont know enough to achieve a Good a mix until someone comes up with a thorough inventory what the corporations Are doing to Deal with population and environmental trends. The ecological Wisdom the u. S. Is dispersing among thousands associations and individuals what we need now is an encyclopedia St to put it Alii u. A. R. And Israel agree to cease fire install new warning system and Gates installation a new Railroad warning system and Gates has been completed this week at the Burlington Northern Railroad crossing just North metro mail. City and county officials witnessed the safety features the lights and Gates thursday afternoon which includes a signal the left in the photo with two lights. The top Light flashes yellow and the Bottom Light displays the words a no left turn As a train approaches the crossing. On the Southeast Corner the crossing there is a second signal which flashes a total six lights in three different directions. A signal the Northwest Corner with four lights flashes in two directions. The drop Gates located both the North and South sides the crossing have three red lights each. Soviet and West Germany sign treaty Moscow up a foreign ministers Andrei a. Gromyko the soviet Union and Walter Scheel West Germany today initiated a non aggression treaty praised As a foundation for relaxing tensions and building a lasting peace in Europe. It was the Climax to the most significant diplomacy Between the old world War ii foes in 15 years. Diplomatic sources said the soviets agreed to accept a West German disclaimer that the document constituted a surrender the right to eventual German reunification. Too Scheel and Gromyko initiated the four Page document beneath the Crystal chandeliers a Marble Hall in Spiridonov Palace a room built by czars and used by world War ii allies in planning strategy against Adolf Hitler. A the goal we set before ourselves has a great political importance a Scheel said. A the treaty will help relax tensions and provide the prerequisites for building a lasting peace in Gromyko praised the treaty and said bargaining Over a 10-Day period had been Tough. He said the soviets were As glad As the germans that it was Over. In a statement released As he prepared to Board a plane for Bonn at Moscow Airport Scheel added a with this treaty a new Page will be turned in relations Between the soviet Union and the Federal Republic West he said he was convinced the two states were now moving toward changing a mistrust into Trust confrontation into what the postal Reform Bill will do Washington up a the . Post office is Only a few Days away from being removed from politics the Congress and a possibly a the Complete breakdown its critics have been predicting for the past three years. The House completed congressional action thursday an historic Bill to transform the Post office into an Independent postal Agency. President Nixon was expected to sign the Bill into Law next week. Too one the first results will be a raise in the Cost first class mail from six to eight cents probably by next january and increases one third in the Cost other classes mail. But postmaster general Winton m. Blount who will lose his Cabinet status one year after the Law takes effect promised a better service for the american the tall spare Alabama businessman told reporters he had Given a no thought to taking the Job directing the new a a a. S. Postal but he did not Rule it out. The Reform Bill gives the nations 750,000 postal workers an 8 per cent $637 million pay raise plus the right to collective bargaining. Passage the Bill a which Blount confessed seemed impossible 18 months ago a was spurred by the nations first postal strike last March. Too while the Reform Bill is not perfect Blount said it contained four major features the administration wanted a removal the Post office from politics and provision for continuity management. A collective bargaining Between postal management and employees. A postal rate setting by management instead Congress. A an authority to obtain adequate financing by issuing Bonds. Nixon will appoint a nine member Board governors who will select a postmaster general and a Deputy to run the new service. He also will name a five member commission to set rates and an 11-member advisory Council. Area Board takes actions at the . Iowa Community College Board meeting this week the following actions were taken approved resignations for mrs. Doris Gerth practical nursing coordinator mrs. Diane sender business education in Keokuk and mrs. Carol Huggins Library clerk in Keokuk. Approved contracts for miss Phy lies Lindquist business education in Keokuk Lyle Cunningham history instructor in Keokuk and miss Janet Buck Library clerk in Keokuk. Approved the leasing additional space at the career education location in Keokuk and office and conference room space. Received the final report from Tho additional planning services phase ii the educational specifications. Approved the 1970-71 budget for 1.8 million in the general fund and this is an increase 1.8% Over last year. Too a special meeting is called for aug. 24 at 7 00 . To meet with the Lay citizens advisory committee together in a supplement to the White houses document pm Quot toward balanced distributed by King features Syndicate. Ducks Lead to collision some ducks crossing Highway 34 a mile West it. Pleasant contributed to an Accident involving two oars at 6 50 Arn. Friday according to Deputy sheriff Ron Elmore. A 1959 Edsel driven by Glen Taylor it. Pleasant stopped for the ducks which belong to Chester Hanna and Cheryl srout 23, Fairfield swerved to miss the car and a car driven by Edward sinn 24, Wayland collided with the srout 1970 Ford from behind. The rear the srout car was damaged Ani estimated $1200 and the sinn i960 Ford about $300. There were two persons in each the damaged1 cars. None were injured. River continues at flood stage Skunk River continued to overflow the a lower lowlands Friday As a result the heavy Rains earlier this week. While nearby smaller streams had receded upstream water was keeping Skunk River out the Banks. The River was not what is considered a a High however when compared with some the High Marks previous floods. The water was still below the Road level East Oakland Mills Friday morning. Units to Drill Over weekend the local National guard units will Drill at the armory Here Over the weekend co. D and the separate detachment will Drill from i . To to . Saturday and the separate detachment will also Drill sunday from 7 . To ii a in. Fire damages motor truck firemen were called at 9 30 . Friday to the Salem stub South it. Pleasant where the motor a Semi trailer owned by Kardus Transfer co. Of Muscatine and driven by a . Haskins was fire. The motor and wiring were damaged by the Blaze. There Are a total 16 flashing lights in the installation. Cost the installation was about $22,000 paid in the ratio 45 percent by the City it. Pleas 1 ant 45 percent by the county and to per cent by Burlington Northern. All maintenance is by the rail i children die from heat in Babysitter s car Canoga Park Calif. Up a two Young children died from apparent heat prostration in their babysitters car thursday while the woman chatted with her daughter police said. The Babysitter mrs. Virginia Donnell 62, Canoga Park was caring for Hugh Flynn Iii 3, and his 6-month-old brother John at the Home . And mrs. Hugh Flynn when her daughter called and asked her to babysit for her grandchild. Police said mrs. Of Donnell drove to her daughters Home which shared and left the Flynn children in the car while went inside to Chat. After about 45 minutes mrs. O Donnell and her daughter mrs. Thomas Hendricks went out to the car and discovered the children a bodies. Both children were pronounced dead arrival at a Northridge Hospital. Police said temperatures in the Canoga Park area reached about 105 degrees and the Interior the car probably reached 120 degrees. Mrs. Of Donnell was booked two counts manslaughter based alleged negligence. Road system. Officials in the photo i to r include Wilbur Sater county supervisor m. M. Doggett county Engineer Clark Burns supervisor mayor Charles Hanna and Lester Meeker supervisor. Bruce brings new series peace plans Paris up a ambassador David k. E. Bruce brought a whole new series peace proposals to Paris but none will surface in either Public secret negotiations until Hanoi gives something in return for president Nixon a appointment a ranking negotiator an authoritative diplomatic source said today. The Diplomat avoided using the term a coalition government in discussing the new and As yet unexplored possibilities for peace but he mentioned a a sharing Power that could be discussed by Hanoi and . Negotiators without the participation Saigon negotiators. \ the Diplomat said the United states would make no attempt to resume secret negotiations with Hanoi until Washington is satisfied i it is dealing with a qualified Nego i Viator. American negotiators Are confident Hanoi soon will Send one the ranking negotiators Back to Paris possibly within a few weeks the Diplomat said. Pay phone stolen the Iowa Telephone co. Reported to police at 9 19 . Thursday that a pay Telephone had been stolen from Mckibbin Hall. Need logs for Sawmill logs will be needed again for the Sawmill at the Midwest old settlers and threshers reunion president Bill Sater said this week. A Sawmill which is a big attraction each year will again be in operation. Persons having logs for sawing should bring them in. Report to president Sater that you have them and Are bringing them. Gunman shoots self in hold up Creston up a an armed gunman held up the Alibi tavern in Creston Early today taking an estimated $1,500 and accidentally shooting himself in the right hand before fleeing with a woman companion in a car. Police said the gunman fired at least nine shots during the Holdup and one the bullets struck the Man in the hand. No one else was Hurt. The tavern is owned by Bessie Miller and police were looking for her son and the woman companion. Washington up _ the United Arab Republic and Israel have agreed to enter into a ceasefire beginning at 6 . Edt Friday Secretary state William p. Rogers announced. A we Welcome this statesman like action taken by the leaders the governments concerned. We Hope this important decision will Advance the prospects for a just and lasting peace in the Middle after official spokesman Robert j. Mccloskey read Rogers statement responsible officials indicated that a cease fire would also formally be in effect Between Israel and Jordan. Too the officials said that neither Israel nor Jordan had Ever formally disavowed the pertinent . Ceasefire Resolution Between the two countries. The officials were referring to the original cease fire which ended the 1967 Mideast War and the subsequent nov. 22, 1967, Security Council Resolution which Laid the basis for a future Politica settlement in the Middle East. A we have just been informed by the governments the United Arab Republic and Israel their acceptance the u. S. Proposal for a stand still cease fire to come into effect at 2200 Greenwich mean time today Friday August 7,�?� Rogers said in a statement. U. S. Officials were extremely pleased by the agreement to Stop the fighting the car Israel front which is considered to be the most serious area Middle Eastern hostilities. Too the main problem along the israeli jordanian front Are the palestinian commando units which Are not controlled by the jordanian government but which operate from jordanian territory. Some these commando groups have indicated they will Honor the cease fire while others a save stated they will not be bound by it. Secretary Rogers announcement was a first Stop in his Mideast peace initiative june 29 which had been addressed to United Arab Republic Jordan and Israel. The u. S. Peace plan contained two parts the re establishment the Mideast cease fire for a period at least 90 Days. Simultaneously the resumption the peace seeking Mission . Gunnar v. Jarring the . Peace mediator with the car Jordan and Israel. Kidnap . Adviser ahead deadline Montevideo Uruguay up a terrorists kidnapped a . Agriculture adviser today Only hours before the Ransom deadline for another american adviser and a brazilian Diplomat already held for a week by a terrorist band the . Embassy reported. The embassy identified the latest Kidnap victim As Claude l. Flay a soil specialist under contract to the uruguayan government. An embassy spokesman said american officials did not have flays Hometown but that he was from the Southwest part the United states. There were no details immediately available the Kidnap the fourth by terrorists Here in two weeks but it reportedly occurred about to Miles from the Center the City. Meanwhile three influential roman Catholic priests proposed a Compromise in an Lith hour Effort to save the lives kidnapped american adviser Dan Mitrione and brazilian counsel Aloysio Dias Gomide who have been held by Tup Amaros terrorists for More than a week. Fathers barolo Ponce de Leon Ismael Rivas and Justo Assam Marquez suggested Brazil and another unnamed latin american country free political prisoners to Ransom Mitrone and Dias Gomide in the face Uruguay a refusal j the kidnapper so demands. The priests proposal came hours i before the kidnapper so Midnight i deadline to a do Justice to the two i diplomats unless Uruguay promised i to release All political prisoners in the country. Five available under no. 195 since it appears that no Iowa men with draft lottery numbers Over 195 will be drafted in september and possibly for the rest 1970, a Check with the local selective service Board reveals that there a five available men in Henry county with numbers lower than that. No men were ordered for induction from Henry county in july and August but a Call is expected for september. Chances Are that the five available men will fill the county a monthly quotas for the rest the year. I selective service director Curtis w. Tarr ordered draft boards across the country thursday to go no higher than no. 195 in calling up eligible men through the month August. He added that a it appears the 195 limit will hold up for the rest 1970. Big Creek was the rampage this week and several Farmers have reported serious crop damage to soybeans and com All along the Skunk River and Creek Bottoms. Reports from the Merrimac area at noon Friday indicated the Skunk was beginning to drop slightly. Reports from Oakland Mills stated that the Crest was expected by late afternoon Early evening Friday. Sumpter charged with kidnapping Chicago up a a Federal grand jury thursday indicted Harold t. Sumpter 58, charges kidnapping a 9-year-old girl and taking indecent liberties with her. Susan Marie Feldott the Chicago West suburb at sugar Grove was abducted from a Field where was picking berries with her sister last Friday. She was found wandering through a Park in Knoxville Iowa sunday night unharmed. The Fri monday issued an arrest warrant for Sumpter after his picture was identified by Susan and several witnesses to the kidnapping. Sumpter turned himself in tuesday in Fremont neb. He had been paroled in january from an Indiana state prison where he served time for statutory rape. He also served a term for child cruelty and neglect authorities said. U. S. Bombers meet heavy resistance phenom penh Cambodia up �?. Jet fighter bombers came to the support today Cambodia forces meeting heavy communist resistance in a week Long Campaign to recapture the town Skourn Field reports said. The fight for Skourn raged As cambodian units reported hurling i Back North vietnamese and Viet Cong troops attacking government positions at Points four and eight Miles from phenom Penha closest thrust to Date by communist infantry. Military officials said cambodian troops have been trying to encircle Skourn 35 Miles Northeast phenom penh but failed to break through because a powerful communist defensive ring. Cambodian troops ran into heavy resistance today the Southern end Skourn officers said and requested american air support which was provided. Defense Secretary Melvin r. Laird in a statement in Washington thursday said american planes had bombed in the Skourn area in a move aimed at preventing communist forces from reopening cambodian sea Supply routes thus protecting american forces in South Vietnam he said . Planes were not giving close air support to cambodian units. Terse verse by a. C. Gordon when you stretch the truth out to its very limit it becomes so thin that people right through it. The first bait casting lure was invented in 1848 by Julie t. Buel Whitehall n. Y
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