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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - August 28, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The i pleasant news partly Cloudy Section one 2 sections vol. 92, no. 203 it. Pleasant Iowa Friday evening August 28, 1970 Price 10 cents these Days by John Chamberlain nobody in Russia Ever asks a Why a if the soviet Union Only had a free press what would the editors be telling the people ironically it would be the same news that they get now. The editors done to hide things they simply let events stand in a vacuum for nobody in Russia Ever dares comment on the real reason that anything happens the Way it does. Pravda for instance prints Leonid Brezhnev a warning speech at the Kharkov tractor Plant about drunkenness. A there Are Many instances a a said Brezhnev the communist party a Leader a of valuable working time being wasted of people being late for work without a valid excuse and loafing about sometimes through being drunk. We should not be lenient toward people who Are to blame for serious damage to our society for wrecking the fulfilment of plans by enterprises and shops. A the drinking problem in Russia is really terrible and the radio Liberty monitors of the soviet press who work out of Munich find reports of it in practically every russian publication that comes their Way. A Baku doctor writes to pravda that the a sobering up stations of his Home town have been overwhelmed by Young people. An editorial in Ovetskaya Russia tells of illicit distilling and a vast increase in accidents from Drunken driving. Moscow television reports that the Moscow hospitals Are crowded with alcoholics. A factory in Tomsk according to an evening newspaper item Sells Vodka in its canteen despite the fact that it lost 2,300 working Days in 1969 through absenteeism caused by drinking. Izvestia quotes a consultant of the uzbek Republic supreme court on the subject of juvenile criminals 90 per cent of whom Are intoxicated before arrest. An article in trud says that food shops push Vodka sales to meet turnover plans Litera Turnay a Zeta claims that the new five Day week in Moscow has increased liquor sales by some 25 per cent. O o o no free press could have done a better muckraking Job on the abuse of alcohol than is to be found in the soviet controlled press. The soviet editorial writers however Are at a total loss to explain the phenomenon that the news columns and letter pages report. Nobody dares say there is a connection Between drunkenness and the Quality of life under socialism. Nobody mentions the need to escape from bad housing or worse ideology. Nobody says that if you can to buy luxury foods you will buy Vodka and wine. Then there is the subject of the soviet divorce rate. It is rising and the soviet press prints Story after Story about it. In 1950 there were Only .4 divorces per thousand population in 1967 the figure had jumped to 2.7 per thousand. An economist tried to pass the phenomenon off As part of a a world wide this May be True though nobody dares to draw the conclusion that morality in soviet Russia has not been improved by marxism leninism when the same info run threshers a old entertainment when the a Gates swing out thursday morning to launch the opening of the 21st annual reunion of the Midwest old settlers and threshers reunion a giant entertainment package will be opened to bring pleasure and relaxation to the Many thousands of people of All Ages who will crowd the reunion grounds during the following five Days. O o o everything has been scheduled in keeping with the Era that is old threshers a a time when Young people May see How it was in grandpas and grandmas Day. O o o por those who love music it will be found on every turn a for Lis Collins Given life term at hard labor Ann Arbor Mich. Up a John Norman Collins today was ordered to spend the remainder of has life in solitary confinement at hard labor after saying he did not kill the coed he was convicted of murdering. It was the first time Collins had publicly said anything about the slaying of Karen sue Beineman around july 23, 1969. When he stood up in the courtroom to hear the sentence of Washtenaw county circuit judge John Gonlin the judge asked a do you have anything to say before i pass sentence a o o o grim faced but showing Little emotion Collins said in a thin but Clear voice a i have two things to say. A i think they conscientiously tried to give me a fair trial. The jury did not take its task lightly. But i think things were blown out of proportion a he said. A the circumstances surrounding this Case a he said prevented him from getting a fair trial. A it was a travesty of Justice that took place in this courtroom. I Hope some Day it will be corrected a he said. A secondly i never knew a girl named Karen sue Beineman. I never had a conversation with her. A i never took her life a he said. Collins 23, was convicted aug. 19 of slaying mis6 Beineman 18, a freshman at Eastern Michigan University in neighbouring Ypsilanti around july 23, 1969. The grand rapids Mich., girl was the seventh and last Young woman slain under similar circumstances within two years in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area. Tuning dancing and joining in during a song fest or a hymn sing. Internationally known musical artists As Well As those lesser known from the local Community will be exercising their musical talents to please reunion ers. Band units will make the scene More Lively with their spirited tunes and those who love Competition May join in the old fashioned fiddlers contest. O o o memories will be recalled of Early schooldays in the one room school House when visitors listen to or take part in a spelling Bee hear poetry read or listen to a Lively debate. O o o the ladies will relax with programs designed just for their pleasure As they watch a hat demonstration or listen to the Clever tunes produced by a woman a Kitchen band. Children especially will want to catch the magician More than once As he appears from time to time in a number of locations. O o o to be pleasantly entertained while listening to the Lovely music of the zither visitors will want to set aside a time to linger in the antique machinery building where Folk artisans show both the old and the Young the Way it a used to be craftsmen Are coming from a wide area of the country and each one takes a special Pride in perpetuating his heritage. Visitors May watch doll making weaving quilting spinning caning Broom making Glass blowing woodcarving the potters wheel decoupage pictures and woodcarving. O o o in another part of this area soap is being made and rocks Are being sawed and polished. Others will prefer to find their special enjoyment in seeing the Large Corliss engine almost silently a show off before the crowds that gather around. A Cross the Park a Blacksmith shapes a Horseshoe and in still another area Taffy apples Are prepared in a big Copper Kettle. O o o for those who appreciate and prefer the performances of the shows main stars the steam engines they will see them providing Power for tasks for which they were built such As threshing baling sawing Wood grinding Grain making shingles veneer and sorghum. They also test their Power at the Prony Brake and the Baker fan. To Cut defense fund Washington up a these i is at this Point Nate voted Down 42 to 31, today a a the War s on now a sen. John bipartisan move to Cut $5.2 billion Stennis do iss., chairman of the from president Nixon a proposed de Senate armed services committee sense budget by imposing a $66 Bil j said lion spending ceiling for the cur rest fiscal year. Lton nire and Mathias contended the president s budget anticipates a military manpower overseas spending $71.2 billion. Sens. William detente installations and costly Proxmire d-wis., and Charles weapons like the b1 bomber and Mathias. A mde a sponsored the e i mbt70 tank were Ripe for cutbacks conomy amendment which would a a a quote of National inflation and have imposed a reduction of about pressing Domestic needs cent with today a vote the defense o o 0 department was practically Home despite growing sentiment for l j free in its efforts to head off major shift in National priorities away a1 Ter nations in the $19.2 billion Mil from space and defense to human itary procurement Bill. All major resources a Senate majority decide challenges to the Bill have been Reed that the continuation of the i ejected by sizable margins in five Etna War prevented major Chang weeks of debate and voting. Refurbish engine no. 2 of Midwest Central no. 2 engine of Midwest Central Railroad is newly painted and embellished awaiting the lettering on the rides As the work Crew stand proudly before their summer Handiwork. Left to right Are Iliff King l Etter Ilion Everett Wright Willie Lawson and Dale White. Charles Smith is playing Engineer with isomer Harris his fireman. It. W. Creek of Batavia was not present for the picture. Agnew Aid to promises Cambodia a Emerson Plant Here to curtail operations briefly the it. Pleasant Plant of the ate things Are happening under electronics and space division of communism that happen in the capitalist West. The housing problem in the soviet Union grows worse and the press reports it fully. New apartments Are wretchedly built a Prav Emerson electric company which manufactures electronic assemblies and sub assemblies for the department of defense will curtail manufacturing operations for nine working Days August 31, through sep to an escalation of the . Involvement a he said. Bangkok Thailand up a vice president Spiro t. Agnew promised Cambodia continued american Aid today but said that the United states a would not become militarily at the same time he said that his visit to the beleaguered indochinese country demonstrated to i he communists that America pare sorghum Cane for the Mill a would not stand idly any persons free to help on Satur an official of the cambodian High i Day should report to the old a command commented that a the eyes j Chinery building of All the world now know America Roundhouse is our close Agnew stopped Over sorghum Cane strippers needed Cane strippers Are needed to pre Early birds1 Vou find them act threshers easily distinguished by its Greasy plumage and sweaty brow the Early Bird is a species found in it pleasant on the old threshers grounds. The breast of the Early Bird will be adorned by the common Blue pin designating the 1970 reunion but will also show a White pin. Printed with a a Early Bird a and its k�1 Price was 1.4214 per Bush acc stored Corn in county up for Sale the commodity credit corporate Corn is removed from the gov tion has placed All Strable Corn eminent storage bins under their control As immediately buyers May leave the com in available for Purchase by Grain buyers. According to Marlyn Madole office manager of the Henry ass office there were about 540,000 bushels of Corn at bin Sites in Olds it. Union new London Winfield and it. Pleasant. Storage at acc bins for 20 Days without charge Awtry said. South of the a article describes the agonies of Tontor a. A was announced today three Hundred occupants of a new Block of Flats who could not use their Gas cookers for two years because someone had neglected to connect the pipes. Builders in a hurry to meet their quotas before the years end often fling things together in october or november in order to move to the next Job. The result is Walls and roofs that let the rain through. But again nobody dares draw the conclusion that a socialist construction is at fault. By Jim May Plant manager. Or. May said the Plant will resume operations the week of september 14, and work will continue on major programs including Arn indicator and ask Ioa and Dlq-3 systems. He said the furlough of some employees is necessary in order to take inventory in the Plant and because of present slowdown of incoming orders. Approximately seventy people Are employed at the Plant. Whether visitors find their greatest entertainment bargin to be an hour or two of Good clean comedy in the Toby tent show competing or watching the checker or Horseshoe tournament Riding the narrow gauge Railroad attending a Vesper service in the peaceful atmosphere of the Little country Church or any of the Many other features of the show it is almost a certainty that they will go away with memories recalled of the a Good Ole Days or if they Are of the younger generation depart with a capsule picture of the pleasant relaxed hours that must have been a part of life before television super highways Jet planes and automation. A Complete program of hour to hour entertainment activities will be published in tuesdays news. This Bird has a i cheerful Call a love of the reunion i and is an industrious willing worker during the work Days which precede the reunion. The Early Birds Are actually those men and women who started As Early As last week to clean repair paint chop Wood move buildings and equipment and do any other of the chores chairman Lester i All students who have been in Schuerman assigns them. There red Cross lessons in it. Pleasant Lave been Many such helpers every 1 and in surrounding areas and Jun Yeai. But this is the first time the for and senior life saving students have received tire Early Bird pin. The the Success of the reunion is due in great part to these Folk who care enough to help get the show on the Road. May get red Cross certificates at Pool in phenom penh the capital of Cambodia for a state lunch and talks with Premier Lon Nolen route from Saigon to Thailand the last Point on his far Eastern tour. A i made no commitments whatsoever a he told newsmen in his plane after leaving phenom penh. A i explained that we would not become militarily he said that he also told the cambodians the United states will continue to Supply military Aid however. A if my visit gave th3 communists the impression that we would not health Institute was taken into stand idly by. That is exactly custody by Deputy sheriff Ron Al what we had in mind a he told a 1 More three Miles North of town on questioner who asked whether his Highway 218 at 5 30 . Thursday visit might be seen As contributing and returned to the Institute. Disturbance in Central Park a disturbance including some determined old fashioned fist fighting was reported in Central Park thursday evening which reportedly involved new London and it. Time the Sale is contracted. Today pleasant youths. City police and Friday aug. 28 the feed Grain s officers 0f the Highway patrol and sheriffs office investigated. Charges May be filed according to chief Werner Smith. The Corn will be sold at Market Price or the feed Grain formula Price whichever is higher at the May pick up their certificates at Pool. Returned to Mhz Early Birds from Indiana Missouri Kansas Minnesota Michigan Ronald Long Iowa City who had Virginia an j jiiin0is have arrived walked away from the mental Al. According to Madole a total of 48,000 bushels were sold thursday at a Price of 143.56 per Bushel o o o Frank Schoone department of agriculture specialist in Springfield iii., said that the acc holds about 260 million bushels of Corn nationwide. According to Dale Awtry ass executive director about 10 percent 32.0 million bushels of this total acc Corn is stored in Iowa. How much Iowa acc com to be sold depends on Market conditions Awtry said and that acc com has been placed on the Market because internal combustion engines Lead the Way Chicago up a internal combustion engine cars accounted for most of the 31 which left Oklahoma City today of another leg of the clean air race. Most cars with electric engines did not arrive at the scheduled step in time to spend the night. Race Headquarters in Chicago said 42 cars remained in the race although four fell far enough be going prices on the commodities Hind thursday to fail to make the Market have been above the min night Stop. Odessa tex., was the mum formula prices established by j next scheduled Stop. Acc when autos in1 the Tran Contin there will be no minimum lot j rental race began arriving in okla to help the Many local helpers. Or. Bids according to Awtry and the Hema City thursday a crowd of Schuerman who assigns work to j com May be bought on a margin of High school students and their Par 25 cents per Bushel Dow n and the ends gathered to cheer an okla balance of the bid Price due when homa City entry. The soviet Union can to control internal migration even with strict internal passport regulations. Just As people quit the Northern Plains of the United states to move to the Sun Belt so do the russians desert Siberia for the Southern part of the Ukraine the North caucasus and the old moslem parts of inner Asia. The press duly notes All this yet nobody mentions that it is part of the failure of a planned Economy. Soviet agriculture is another area in which Gigantic failures Are duly recorded in soviet publications. The big Flop in the Kazakhstan Grain growing Experiment is not glossed Over. The decline in cattle production is reported with full statistics. So from the a who where what and How standpoint you might say. Prisoner leaves University hospitals Iowa City up a a prisoner at the Iowa men s Penitentiary at it. Madison serving a 10-year larceny sentence apparently walked away from University hospitals Here. Johnson county authorities said Ronald Gangloff 27, had been undergoing treatment at the psychiatric Ward of the hospitals. He was discovered missing Early today. Just about As Good a Job As the capitalist press. But where is the russian journalist who is Ever allowed to ask a Why a thefts reported at two places Gerald Bailey Salem route 1, reported to the sheriffs office at 6 . Thursday that his Home had been entered Between 2 and 3 30 . While there was no one in the House and several articles were taken. Stolen was a 12 gauge Remington Shotgun a 45 Pound pull Archery Bow a shirt and boots and meat from the refrigerator. Deputy sheriff Ron Elmore investigated. At 8 . Friday a representative of the Ohio pipe line co. Reported the theft of two batteries from a Bulldozer parked 2 % Miles West of Oakland Mills and that another was damaged. Deputy sheriff Charles Droz was called to investigate. The Birds is registering and tagging each with the pin honouring them for their assistance. As of Friday morning 52 Early Birds had registered. Wins dress revue leaves drying on some Maples Curling and drying of leaves on hard Maple Trees in it. Pleasant probably Are the result of a disease called Anthracnose according to word from the Extension office. The leaves tend to dry up and fall. A similar condition existed in Many Trees a year ago. It is recommended that the leaves be raked and burned. A Fung de Spray if it is to be used should be applied in the Spring. Repeated loss of leaves Over a period of years May reduce the life Macje the Aqua and Black dress and Gayle ill prey 17 years old today Friday won first place in the stat 4-h dress revue and will go to the National 4-h Congress in Chicago november 23 to december i 4. Fhe was the Henry county Dele-ga1 and won at the Iowa state a r of r in the contest in which 42 j counties were represented. The runner m was from Story county and 12 others received honorable mention. Miss Helphrey daughter of or. And mrs. Floyd Helphrey and a senior in it. Pleasant High school of a tree. Clifford c. Cantwell in threshers Post office from one Post office to another fire destroys barn near . A neither rain nor sleet a nor even retirement a can keep a mailman from his work it seems so Clifford a a Pinky Cantwell will be Back in a Post office Cage next week. Pinky retired on August 1, after 33 years with the it. Pleasant Post office. Now a month later the Man who retired As assistant postmaster will serve As postmaster for the a barn on a farm located North old threshers Village Post office West of new London near the Cem he succeeds Baron Crane who ser every was destroyed by fire which Ved five years in the Post. Morning through the evening. The main business of the Village Post office is Selling Stamps but Surprise burst of fire hit copter Chu Lai Vietnam up a the Only surviving Crew member of the worst helicopter crash in Vietnam in 2 1> years said today the aircraft was shot Down by a Surprise burst of machine gun fire. Military sources had reported earlier that the big ch47 Chinook Vert of Wool and Rayon material. Her accessories were a smoke skin Scarf purse and Silver jewelry. He staff will also have souvenir helicopter was downed by a com postcards and booklets for Sale. Mail Monist b40 rocket propelled Gre distributed by King features that the controlled soviet press does Syndicate. Was reported at 5 . Thursday. The new London firemen fought the Blaze. The farm is owned by or. And mrs. Harry Mccabe it. Pleasant route 1. Cantwell will be in charge of a staff which includes Carroll Crane Frank Aringdale Baron Crane and miss Larson. The Post office will be open every Day of the reunion from Early can be sent from the Mailbox outside the door but no mail is received at the Village office. Many stamp collectors Are among each years visitors to the Village Post office. Tiny will find additional help and information this year As Pinky has an extensive collection of crash his own. After his second retirement when the reunion ends Pinky wants to finish painting his Home at 703 w. Henry before he and wife Margaret Nade. Thirty of the 32 persons aboard the helicopter Are listed As missing and believed dead. One crewman and a passenger survived. Two soldiers on the ground were killed and five injured by debris from the terse verse by a c. Gordon a modern woman knows her husbands favorite foods leave to spend most of the Winter in and just the restaurants where Oregon. I they serve those very foods new sheriff in Lee county it. Madison a the Lee county Board of supervisors thursday appointed Don a a buds Arnold 44, it. Madison to fill the unexpired term of sheriff h. R. Delahoyde. The unanimous decision came one week after the Board had accepted the resignation of Delahoyde who will vacate the sheriffs Post on sept. 1. Arnold who has served As chief Deputy sheriff since 1959, has been with the Lee county sheriffs department since August 1, 1957. He has lived in it. Madison since 1946 and prior to that lived in Keosauqua. He and his wife Cal Jean have two children a son Michael Paul 15, and a daughter. Carol Ann 13. Arnold is a Republican. Gayle Helphrey Wear her or and Vest which won first Iii it state 4-h dress revue
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