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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa The it news partly Cloudy Section one 2 sections vol 92, no. 289 it. Pleasant Iowa wednesday evening december 9, 1970 Price to cents these Days by John Chamberlain in politics is always a matter of patience its positively heart wrenching to read the complaints of the Young about the november elections. They Are saying the events of 1970 have proved that they can twin inside the system. And All because they lost a few of their bigger heroes senator Goodell and representative Allard Lowenstein in new York senatorial candidate Joe Duffey in Connecticut senator Tydings in Maryland and senator Gore in Tennessee. Having failed last Spring to win outside the system when they tried by protests and burnings to abort the move that resulted in our cambodian Victory Many of the Young now have the feeling that they Are utterly powerless. Their feeling Speaks volumes a bout their inability to understand the conditions of life anywhere and everywhere on the Globe. The letters the Young write to the newspapers Are the most damning sort of proof that they Are being misled by their history professors. The one thing history tells us is that forcible social change demands infinite patience and the most minute sort of preparation. In 1970 an astounded nation woke up to the fact that new York state had elected a conservative party nominee James Buckley to the us. Senate. How this was accomplished should be a lesson to the very Young. It took More than ten years of perseverance to put Jim Buckley Over. The two dedicated souls who created the new York conservative party Are a pair of new York City lawyers Kieran o Doherty and j. Daniel Mahoney. With Dan Mahoney. The urge to play a conservative role in politics dates Back to 1951, when he represented St. Bonaventure University at a convention of the National students association. Being Young and Green at the time Dan thought it curious that the Agenda of the meeting called for a condemnation of All sorts of right of Center movements both in the . And elsewhere but said nothing about the International communist movement. Dan recalls that Allard Lowenstein was in the chair when his Effort to put communism on the Agenda along with fascist excesses was ruled out of order. One Point for the Young impatient to meditate upon is that it took Allard Lowenstein himself from 1951 to 1968 to make his Dent nationally with the a dump Lyndon Johnson movement that resulted in the Eugene Mccarthy Campaign. Lowenstein won a seat in the House of representatives that Yeai even though Mccarthy failed to get the democratic presidential nomination. While Lowenstein was struggling upward in leftist politics his adversary at the 1951 Asa convention was Busy getting a Law school degree and serving in the armed forces. In 1958, Dan Mahoney with his Friend Kieran of Doherty took part in the luncheon meetings held by Dan Buckley no relation of senator Jim or editor Bill Buckley at the Garden City hotel on Long Island where they listened to conservative theoreticians such As Brent Bozell and a right Wing Politico named Barry Coldwater. Too Kieran and Dan speculated on the possibility of forming a conservative party then. But it was t until after the so called treaty of fifth Avenue in 1960, when the Republican presidential aspirant Richard Nixon had to make a special a a Liberal peace with new Yorkus governor Nelson Rockefeller in order to keep Unity in new York state whose electoral vote Nixon lost anyway that the Brash Young men decided to go for broke. Their reasoning was that if the Liberal party in new York state could Force the democrats to take Liberal candidates and platforms a conservative party might someday compel the new York republicans to Send somebody besides javits to the . Senate and to push governor Rockefeller. Who always knows the political time of Day in a enter to right direction in his conduct of party affairs inside the state. The conservatives fielded their first candidates in 1962. Later on with editor Bill Buckley carrying their Flag in a new Stork City election they made mayor John Lindsay mighty uncomfortable. In 1968 their senatorial nominee. Jim Buckley got More than a million votes. Two years later Jim made it to Washington. When the election returns came in on the morning of november 5, Dan Mahoney thought Back to 1951, when he first tangled with Allard Lowenstein. Almost two decades of study talk amp organization had preceded Jim Buckley a Victory. That a what it takes to work a inside the impressive figures reported at annual threshers meeting Leonard Leichty a prominent Farmer and Earth moving contractor from the Wayland area was elected to the Board of the Midwest old settlers and threshers association at their annual meeting tuesday. Or. Leichty replaces Lyle Shel Labarger who has served the Board Secretary Hull reported that the old Thresher 16inm color movie with sound is being used widely and there Are now four in circulation. The twelve minute film can be secured through the Southeast Iowa area Media Center. Directors were reassigned to the for six years As co chairman of the i same committees they have been buildings and grounds maintenance i serving on during the past year and committee and did not choose to or. Leichty will replace or. Sheila Barger on the buildings and grounds maintenance committee. All committees Are to be completed by january 1st, 1971, and if there Are those volunteers who would like to be a part of one of the seventy functioning committees they Are invited to Contact Secretary Hult. The Board members discussed the urgency of getting additional space As soon As possible to House a shop office and storage space for museum pieces. The discussion continued on the addition that is proposed for the antique machinery building to provide for an Extension on the West end of this Structure. The need was also emphasized for the space that is urgently needed to House the Memorabilia of Early tent and repertoire theatre that is coming into the hands of the society for the preservation of tent Folk and repertoire theatre. Too Railroad officials report that receipts for the train were Down because of reduced attendance however. The ground train business was sharply increased because of its increased usage due to the Rainy weather making total receipts in excess of that of the previous year. Too Donald Young of the old threshers repeat ional committee reports that a number of librarians teachers and other school officials attending the educational workshop earlier this fall at the Midwest old rattlers and threshers grounds and armory have indicated their enthusiasm about the evenings program and the teaching living history resource guide distributed along with other materials that evening. Some Are requesting additional packets of materials. Several have indicated that they will operating costs were $63,062.16, an be including a unit about old be a candidate for re election. Board members re elected for new three year Tenns were William o. Sater it. Pleasant Lloyd Peterson it. Pleasant and Virgil d. W. Johnson Olds. Board members whose terms continue Are Harold Rixe of Wayland Harrison Moore it. Pleasant Lester Beck Danville Melvin Youngman Winfield Milo Mathews it. Union Leo Turley. It. Pleasant John s. Brown Crawfordsville and Roy Eckmeier of Donnellson. During the Board of directors meeting which followed the annual meeting the association officers renamed were William o. Sater president Lloyd Peterson vice president Milo Mathews treasurer and Herbert Hult Secretary. Reverend Peter Siemens pastor of the first Baptist Church of it. Pleasant was appointed chaplain by the Board and replaces Rev. C. Dendy Garrett who moved from it. Pleasant last fall. Too the reports of the Secretary and treasurer disclosed that food receipts again reached an impressive figure with $102,607 being received by the 15 groups serving foodstuffs and soft drinks. Of this amount the groups serving received $90,000 for expenses and profit. Nearly All of this Money will be returned to the Community. The balance of the funds went to the association to help defray show costs. Because of the rain on four of the five reunion Days attendance was Down however Gate receipts were up inasmuch As memberships were increased to $2 this year to offset the continued Rise in casts to operate the show. Memberships totalled $101,278. Increase of $10,434 Over 1969. Real estate debt retirement was $19,851, with $63,691 remaining unpaid on real estate investments. Tile amount paid on notes was $27,212, $6,176 on interest and $2,-184 was used for the Purchase of Antiques and equipment. Too a second Large restroom and Bathhouse was constructed on the South tract in the camping area this past summer and was ready for use by reunion time. This Structure Cost $10,552 Complete with fixtures and ready for use. There Are now 28 buildings in use by the association and $11,877 was expended for new structures or repairs on existing buildings during 1970. $5,000 was paid on the associations total $75, 000 commitment on the grandstand debt to the City. Rental on tents increased Over 1969 by $827 and totalled $3,368. Other major expenditures included $7,372 for insurance with $6,077 of this amount going for liability and Workman a compensation. Nearly $4,000 More was disbursed in 1970 for the Purchase of supplies to use with a total of $17,282 spent for this purpose boiler inspections were $950 electrical Power $1,772 591 ton Rock costs $1,009 lumber $2,000 trucking $1,261 and Coal and Gas $2,703 to mention a few. Pin of �?�1 Leonard Leichty the impatient Young of 1970 will just have to get used to the conditions that prevail for in a variegated country of fifty states there is just not going to be an instantaneous revolution. Threshers in their study of Iowa history. Lida Greene librarian at the Iowa state department of history and archives considers the teaching Aid one of the really worthwhile aspects of Midwest a educational approach. L Etter from kidnapped official Rio de Janeiro up a the Swiss embassy announced today it had received a letter from its kidnapped ambassador Giovanni in Rice Bucher saying he is in Good condition. The brazilian government said it was ready to negotiate with the kidnappers for his release. The embassy said the letter from Butcher was found in a Rio de Janeiro Church. It did not release the text of the letter but indicated it was the second one received from the kidnapped Diplomat who was seized last monday by left Wing terrorists. Gross reelected president of if Des Moines up a Sydney l. Gross of Des Moines was reelected tuesday As president of the Iowa Farmers Union at the groups convention in Des Moines. Re elected As vice president was Lowell Gose of Jefferson. In other elections Russell m. Spencer of Council Bluffs was elected As the Iowa Delegate to the National Farmers Union convention in Washington in february and named As alternate Delegate was Kenneth Lockwood of Mallard. Records set at lock 15 on River Rock Island 111. Up a All time records for towboat and Barge traffic were established through lock 15 on the Mississippi River last week the . Army corps of engineers Here reported tuesday. Working to Avert strike embargo mail employees decorate tree in . Lobby the lobby of the it. Pleasant Post office is gaily decorated for the Holiday season for the first time in Many years. Employees of the postal department each made a contribution for the Purchase of the decorations which will be used and urged to in the years to come according to postmaster w. T. Smith. Among those helping with the delegations Are standing i to r Gene Young Gary Welcher Edward Capps Charles Cocherell and Emmett Ross. Kneeling Are i to r Ronald Welcher and Merlin Don Nolly. School on Many the it. Pleasant Board of de cation met tuesday evening in regular session with directors Elmer Wagler and Miles Nesbitt absent. Minutes reports and Bills were approved. Superintendent Robert Formanek reported that the new hot lunch agreement had been approved by the state with the exception that he principals of the individual buildings May also administer the program in addition to the school nurse. The Board vt5ted tar or tend the agreement to include this change. Letters will soon be sent to parents explaining the agreement which becomes effective the first of the year. Too the doors on the aluminium facade at the High school Are in need of repairs. The estimate from the Ottumwa firm which installed them appeared to be higher than anticipated. So a local estimate will be sought with the Hope of completion during the holidays. A too the saturday recreation program was discussed and the Board agreed to use inc students to help in the boys program under the direction of Dennis White. Provision will also be made for a girls program. Board acts matters meeting Fairfield Iowa Friday nov. 13. 1970. Robert v. Formanek a Iowa Center for research annual meeting. Iowa City nov. 30, 1970 . Robert Evans a state athletic directors Board meeting Newton Iowa dec. 7, 1970. Dennis White a track clinic Ames Iowa saturday dec. 19. 1970. Donald Young a i. S. E. A. Delegate Assembly Des Moines Iowa feb. 4, 5. 6. 1971. Use of school facilities High school gym a it. Pleasant recreation association thursday evenings approx. Jan. 14. 1971 March 25, 1971. Van Allen Multi purpose room meeting of Henry county historical society sunday Jan. 31, 1971. Phone group drops action against Bell Des Moines up a a petition of intervention filed against Northwestern Bell Telephone co. By the Rural Iowa Independent Telephone association was with involvement Rawn today. The association and 77 Rural Independent companies filed the petitions with the Iowa Commerce cemetery in new London. Of the there was discussion responsible social program at Iowa Wesleyan and the possibility of students helping in school classrooms with projects they wish to develop themselves. The Board approved their participation subject to the approval of the building principal and teacher involved. A report was requested for the january Board meeting. Note of the cancellation of the Southeast Iowa state education association meeting april 19, 1971 was made. A report on the breaking at Salem school is noted. The High school has begun the self evaluation phase for the North Central association examination the visitation will be next year. Several electrical outlets will be added in the High school and Junior High buildings at a total Cost of $380. Too the Board approved a request by mrs. Myra Garner for annuity deductions and increased the salary of Duane Logan custodian at the High school Annex. Too or. Formanek reported on his attendance at the Iowa Center for research meeting and mrs. Myers commented on the Iowa school Board association meeting. Too Gerald Knight explained course offerings by the Southeast Iowa Community College for school bus Drivers. The Board agreed to pay the $4.50 fee per Driver for an eight hour defensive driving course. Too the question of the Maroon and Gold singers appearing on tvo housing programs with commercial spots in the the housing corporation is a Gram was discussed. Nonprofit federally funded Agency too that is designed to Spur housing of professional meetings and use of forts throughout the state parties school facilities was approved As Early for Law a income iowans follows Ellery o. Beaty of Montrose will professional meetings be headquartered in Burlington and Frank e. Jacobs takes own life at new London Frank Emmett Jacobs 73, was found dead in his Home at new London by a neighbor about 6 30 . Tuesday. Authorities said that he had taken his own life by shooting himself in the head with a revolver. Jacobs was a retired Farmer and livid alone. He was last seen last Friday night. A new London doctor was called and said that Jacobs had been dead since last sat urday. Sheriff Van Crawford Ana Jokn Willey new London police chief were also called to the residence. A note was left stating where to take the body. The body is at the Weir cookes funeral Home. Frank Emmett Jacobs was born april 17, 1897. At new London. On october 28, 1927, he married Jennie Gladys Nau who is deceased. Or. Jacobs Farmed in the new London area All his life. He was a member of the first United methodist Church in new London. He was also a member of masonic Lodge . No. 28 and the Loof. He is survived by one daughter mrs. Richard Mary Horn of Berkeley. Illinois three grandchildren and a brother Harry c. Jacobs Burlington. One sister is deceased. Services will be at 9 30 . Friday at the Weir cookes funeral Home with or. Carl Wilson officiating. Interment will be at the Burge commission seeking a contract settlement. The association charged that a contract presented by Northwestern Bell was a unjust unreasonable and discriminatory in the association contended that reimbursements by Bell to the independents was costing the smaller companies Money. However the association today withdrew its petition of intervention and said Bell had offered a new contract More agreeable to the independents. A spokesman for the association said that the 77 Independent com i it Anies across Iowa who joined in the action Are expected to withdraw their petitions for a Commerce commission hearing within the next to Days. The Rural Iowa Independent Telephone association represents 74 of the 186 Independent Telephone firms in Iowa. In addition to the association membership four nonmembers also joined in the petition against Northwestern Bell. To Aid with housing programs in Iowa Des Moines up a four Field representatives were named today by the Iowa housing development corporation to Aid Iowa cities and towns in developing state fair made $190,818 profit Des Moines a idea a Iowa fair Board Secretary Kenneth Fulk told fair Board managers wednesday that this years state fair made a profit of $190,818. The state fair had a record Gross of $1,383,977, some $200,000 above last years Gross of $1,170,227. At the same time however expenses climbed to a new All time High of $1,193,159. Last years expenses were $966,-055 and left a profit in 1969 of $204,172. Fulk noted that $10,000 of the $1,383,977 income was from state funds appropriated for premiums. Premium award payments he said were up $19,374 Over 1969 for a total of $237,452, a record sum. Grandstand entertainment which included Johnny Cash Engelbert Humperdinck red Skelton Porter Wagoner and Lawrence Welk Cost $131,000 More than last year but returned $153,000 More income for a net of $22,000 at the grandstand Fulk said. The state fair official said he has no Way of measuring How much the stars increased the outside Gate but said it a must have been a sizable Washington up a the u. S. Postal service placed an embargo on movement of All newspapers and magazines advertising and parcel Post mail beyond 300 Miles or origin effective at 4 . Local time wednesday. Postmaster general Winton m. Blount announced the action was being taken a in View of the apparent imminence of a rail he said it would permit Post offices to a Clear their decks for the inevitable mail congestion which a rail stoppage would bring. Rules about mail if rail strike occurs the United states postal service began gearing up today to provide As much Holiday mail service As possible despite a threatened nationwide rail strike which May Start shortly after Midnight wednesday. Regional directors were advised by postal Headquarters that should a rail strike occur an embargo will immediately be placed on All second third and fourth class mail destined for More than 300 Miles from the Point of mailing. In the past such embargoes have restricted All but first class mailings to within 150 Miles. But because of the flexibility built into today a transportation schemes postmaster general Winton m. Blount extended the distance Factor to 300 Miles in order to assure delivery of As Many Christmas packages As possible. In an additional Effort to handle of much Christmas mail As possible despite the impending strike or. Blount has asked regional directors to determine what alternative transportation is available to haul mail beyond the embargo area and utilize such methods when they can. Thus if a regional director determines that truck transportation is available to transport a shipment of packages to a Point beyond the 300 mile embargo area he May utilize that transportation. Any changes in the embargo within a Region will be announced by local postmasters. If the embargo goes into effect acceptable packages will be limited to 36 inches in length 60 inches in Washington up a the House Commerce committee swiftly approved today emergency legislation to bar a railway strike at Midnight which an administration spokesman warned would create a a state of National the Bill cleared by the House group by a 19-14 vote would prohibit any strike until March i. The committee also voted Down a proposal by rail Union leaders that a retroactive temporary pay increase be included in the measure. Too the Bill which Union leaders have said they would defy was slated for immediate House action later in the Day. The Senate labor committee opened hearings on the legislation even As the House group acted. Enactment of the ant strike proposal urged by president Nixon would not Avert the Prospect of a strike. Leaders have asserted that members of the four rail unions involved would leave their jobs at Midnight tonight even if it meant punitive action. Too a member of the House committee predicted the legislation would fail to head off a crippling strike. Rep. Brock Adams d wash., told newsmen a i think we have voted for a strike. They re just giving everything to management. They re not going to the move to give the 500,000 rail workers a temporary 135 per cent pay hike because of the enforced strike delay was Defeated in the House committee 16 to 14. Length and Girth combined and 40 pounds in weight. Second class mail consists primarily of newspapers and magazines third class mail is generally advertising and fourth class is made up mostly of parcel Post. First class mail and air mail including air parcel Post will continue to be accepted without restriction As to distance and the size and weight limitations that normally apply. A a same mail a parcels not exceeding five pounds going to an Apo or Fpo address a will not be affected by the strike if one occurs. Emergency parcel Post shipments such As Medicine a destined for Point beyond 300 Miles should be sent As first class or air mail. Committee endorses s. S. Tax increase Washington up a the Senate finance committee voted today to boost social Security taxes by $2.5 billion next year by additional billions in future years to pay for one of the biggest increases in benefits in history. Then by a 12-5 vote the committee submitted to the Senate for debate next week a Catchall Bill which also would impose Trade restrictions change the nations welfare Laws and introduce a new government health insurance program for people facing a a catastrophic medical expenses. Too the measure faces a murky future in a Senate that is scheduled to quit work Only four Days after the Bill reaches the floor for debate on tuesday. The maximum tax would steadily Rise until it reached $684 a year in 1983 and thereafter. The Benefit increases in the Bill will Cost an estimated $6.5 billion a year and the plan for a a catastrophic insurance would Cost $2.2 billion. The insurance program would not become effective until 1972. Too the difference Between what the Bill would raise through tax increases and what it would spend through Benefit increases would be made by dipping into the surplus in the social Security Trust fund which is now estimated at $6 billion. Too under the Bill a benefits people now receiving the minimum pay efforts will be made to strip Merit of $64 a month would get Hoo from it the Trade provisions to in a month an increase of 56 per cent. Pose quotas on imports of shoes Oil and textiles and to put into it a liberalized version of president Nixon a welfare Reform plan which he has called the most important Domestic proposal to face Congress since the new Deal. Anyone getting More than $100 a month now would get a Flat to per cent increase. The Bill will also provide an automatic Benefit increase of 3 per i cent whenever the Cost of living Rose that much. A number of senators privately the $100 minimum a goal of Uby a predicted that nothing in the Meas reals for years _ s not expected lire would survive the debate sex t0 survive the House Senate concept the social Security increases Ference committee which will work which Lange Tom to to 56 pet cent 0u� a Jnai Compromise version aft and would mean higher benefits for 26 million americans effective in january but not payable until a Cherokee up a Cherokee voters tuesday approved a $1.3 million Bond Issue to finance Cou Striction of additions to the High three elementary 7e committee voted to raise the three Sec to payer the Senate acts. Donald Young Montessori work in Southeast Iowa. That committee will have to reconcile the Senate a More general. Bill with a House Bill which cilia school and three Eiert diary. 1e. I maximum social Security tax pay for Only a 5 per cent increase in 80thermal count was 1.271 votes Able by employers and their work benefits for everyone and an Auto and 585 ballots j ers from the present $374.40 a year Matic increase when the coat of to $468 in 1971. J living rises. For the Bond Issue against

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