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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - December 17, 1975, Mount Pleasant, Iowa The Dot. A pleasant h news vol. 97, no. 291 wednesday december 17,1975 a of. Pleasant Iowa Price 15 cents court ruling blocks postal rate increase Jaycees entertain Santa got some help from i. Pleasant Jaycee Joe Orfit at the Jaycees annual Christmas party for special education students in Henry county. Approximately 5fl children attended the party saturday afternoon at Pepper. The group received gift. Was entertained by segue the magician Tom Thatcher also a Jaycee made decorations for a tree. Sang carols and had refreshments. Larry Allen a project chairman. Washington a the Cost of mailing a letter will remain at to cents indefinitely under a court ruling that could Mark the end of saturday mail delivery. . District court judge John j Sirica on tuesday mocked postal rate increases scheduled for dec. 28, including a Rise in the first class letter rate from to to 13 cents. Postal officials say they will Appeal the decision is the latest in a series of mows to the financially Tro Umed postal service. The service which had expected to lose $1.4 billion this fiscal year even with the higher rates says it will have a $2.6-billion deficit without them. Postmaster general Benjamin f. Bailar has said the postal service might not be Able to afford continuation of saturday delivery even with an increase in postal rates he indicated further fiscal problems could Lead to an Early halt in saturday service. After Bailar made that statement he received a Bill for workmen a compensation payments $161 million higher than expected. That was before Sirica a decision. The court decision will Cost the postal service nearly $7 million every Day the higher rates Are delayed a spokesman said. Of Sirica s ruling is upheld on Appeal the postal service must once again file for new rates with the postal hate commission the new rates could be put into effect no sooner than 90 Days after the tiling the postal service spokesman said a delay of 90 Days would Cost about 9000 million and accelerate the deficit rate. Which already is at a record level. In halting the postal services planned Doc 28 increase. Iricia ruled that required Steps prior to a rate hike were not taken a 1970 Law orders the postal service to get approval of its Hoard of governors for any new rates before filing for the increase with the postal hate commission the postal service Only discussed the general outline of new rates with the governors. Sirica said. Quot the Board must have Lief Ore it for its consideration at the time it approves the request the specific rate and fees to tie requested together with supporting data and Sirica said in addition to invalidating the higher postal rates Sirica also struck Down the postal service s plan to raise fees on Jan 3 on a number of other services including registered insured. Co d and certified mail special delivery and Money orders Sirica said the postal service failed to file w Ith the rate commission for changes in the fees Kennedy Friend to go Public to deny Castro plot link bid for ceiling killed House okays tax Cut Extension Washington a the House today passed a congressional Compromise Bill extending 1975 tax cuts into the new year after killing a new Republican hid on behalf of president Ford s proposed spending ceiling. Passage came on voice vote. The measure was sent to the Senate where Swift final approval is expected to Send the measure to president Ford who has said he will veto it. Speaker Carl Albert said shortly before House passage that chances Are pretty Good Congress will override the veto. Albert said he had no Advance vote count but told reporters a i sense. Sitting up there in the chair. That quite a few republicans would like to be rejected next shortly after Alberto a comments the House briefly debated the Bill which lacks a tie to a Federal spending ceiling that Ford insists upon. Just before final debate began the House by 232 to 178, denied rep Mican leaders an Opportunity to attach the spending ceiling to the six month measure previously approved by a Senate House conference committee. American May see their taxes increase Senate confirms Stevens nomination Washington a the Senate today confirmed president Fords nomination of judge John Paul Stevens of Chicago to be a supreme court Justice. Stevens will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Justice William o. Douglas on nov. 12 because of ill health. Fords first appointee to the nation s highest court Stevens won the unanimous endorsement of the Senate judiciary committee after three Days of hearings. Stevens confirmation by the Senate brings the supreme court to full strength for the Start of its new term Jan. 12. The supreme court May hold a special session later this week for the swearing in of Stevens. I Jan. I unless the lawmakers can override a presidential veto. A the Issue now is whether taxpayers get a big tax increase in january Quot House ways and Means committee chairman Al Ullman. A re. Said tuesday. A Quick veto could return the Bill to Congress in time for an override attempt before the year end recess expected to begin later this week. In what amounted to a test vote on whether the anticipated veto can be sustained the House refused tuesday night to Rush the Bill through to the Senate under a legislative shortcut procedure. The Bill a backers Tell 22 votes Short of getting a two thirds majority required for passage under this Quick action procedure thus casting doubts on the possibility of mustering a similar two thirds majority necessary to override Ford s expected veto. The vote found 256 in favor of passing the Bill under a process known As suspending House rules and 160 against. Ullman did not seem to feel that the procedural vote indicated a Lack of House ability to override Fords veto. After the House vote Ullman told reporters a i think we Are in a better position now to appraise the chances of overriding a veto. I expect an All out Effort by the democratic leadership and the democrats. I think we will have More rep Mican votes than we had when it comes to the Issue of a a whether the constituents get a big tax increase there w ill be some changed votes and we have a Good Chance to override a Ullman added. Here is what the Bill Means to some typical taxpayers with average personal deductions of 17 per cent of income a a single person making $17,500 a year would pay $3,145 yearly in taxes if the Bill is not passed. Under the temporary 1975 tax Cut Law he will owe $3,115 next april and under the congressional Compromise legislation would owe $2,965 in april 1977. A a married couple with two children and a $17,500 income would pay $2,156 yearly in taxes if the Bill is not passed. Under the temporary 1975 tax cuts the couple will owe $2,036 next april and under the Compromise Bill would pay $1,976 in april 1977. The tax Cut enacted this year As an Economy boosting measure expires automatically on dec. 31 unless extended by Congress. The congressional Compromise terms were reached at a Public tax drafting session of Senate House conferees traditionally these meetings where the final version of tax Bills is produced have been held behind closed doors. San Diego a a woman whose name has been connected with both the mafia and the late president John f. Kennedy fears for her life and will go Public to deny any link to Cia plots to kill Fidel Castro her attorney says. Judith Exner known at the time of the alleged plots As Judith Campbell feels her life is in danger because of published reports in Washington describing her As an intermediary in a Cia scheme to assassinate the cuban Leader attorney Brian Monaghan said tuesday. She denies any connection with alleged plots i Castro s life and will face the Public to dispute the published reports. Monaghan said. Sen. Frank Church a Idaho. Chairman of the Senate intelligence committee investigating Cia assassination plots said monday. Quot there is no evidence to suggest she was a conduit of any kind Quot nevertheless said Monaghan his client feels her life threatened and Quot she no longer can remain silent. Quot the inference put her in danger with those w to think she might know something she does the attorney said in a Telephone interview. He did not specify who such people might be. The attorney said mrs. Exner knew Kennedy and mafia figures Sam Giancana and John Rosselli on a personal basis. The two mafia leaders have been tied to Cia plot against Castro. Giancana was found shot to death last summer in his Chicago Home. According to the Senate committee there were 70 phone Calls made Between the Kennedy White House Ami tin then miss Campbell. The late Fri director j Edgar Hoover warned Kennedy about her mafia friends in 1962, a year before the president was assassinated in Dallas Church said his staff interview cd mrs Exner extensively but the panel outlined her relationship with Kennedy Only briefly in its report on Cia assassination plots Quot we did not think it appropriate to Wade into the personal life of the president Quot he said the committee report said that the last phone Contact Between Kennedy and Quot the president s Friend Quot occurred a few hours after a luncheon meeting Between Kennedy and Hoover. Miss Campbell married and moved to Sun Diego where she has been living with her husband they have no children. Monaghan said. C More of same his a a partly Cloudy thursday warmer West. Highs around 20 West to in North East. Southeast Iowa Clear to partly Cloudy and very cold thursday. Highs thursday mid teens. Local temperatures tuesday High and Low 32 and 18, 6 . 28 degrees at 7 a in. Wednesday 6 degrees buyer of tractor testifies Wellington trial in second Day a Henry county District court jury continued hearing testimony wednesday morning in the trial of Silas j. Wellington ii 37, Lockridge charged with receiving and concealing stolen property. The charge against him was filed last september in connection with three tractors which were stolen in Moline 111., april 23 and allegedly brought Here. The states second witness. John Seemayer it. Pleasant Rural was dismissed from the stand tuesday afternoon after his testimony was completed. Under Cross examination by defense attorney Donald Gartin Seemayer who pleaded guilty to receiving and concealing stolen property on october 7 and was Given a five year suspended sentence testified at length. Seemayer told about an $8,500 Check he received from Richard Pohren Brighton route i in connection with the Sale of one of the tractors. Seemayer said he had no knowledge of the tractors when they were brought Here and later unloaded at his residence on Winfield Avenue that As far As he knows s. Wellington had nothing to do with the tractors before he came to the Seemayer place to help unload them. First Quarter jurors announced the following persons have been drawn As Petit jurors for the first Calendar Quarter beginning Jan. I 1976. William g. Burk Ethel v. Calloway Lena Canby Larry Christensen Elaine Cork Coralie s. Gam Jobst Kim Garretson Rosemary Jacbos Iliff King Larry Marlow Howard Messer Beverly a. Murphy Robert id Ccuen Ronald g. Mcneeley Betty Scott Charlene m. Seggerman Gerald Sharpe Jerry Teberg Sandy Williams Wilbur Wilson James Woepking John Woline and George Yaley Florence Bergstrom Adria Berkshire Dave Johnson Ronald Kilpatrick Roland Lauer Frances k. Morrow Lee Roy Scarff Frances Schulz Shirley l. Smith Freda Townsend Harry Townsend Leo Turley All it. Pleasant Rural. Janice Boshart James Krabill Corrine sinn All of Wayland Lloyd Hinkle Wayland route i Richard Craig Mike Dickey Michael s. Jarvis Sharon Jensen Caroline Lehman Wanda Mcpheron Roena Nehring Tana Jennings and Harold Wolfe All of new London Ben s. Ellett new London Rural Evelyn Davis Shirley Hudson Orin Kepper Mary Kilpatrick Keith Kongable Leslie Lowe Cynthia Morse Donald Poore Glen Rodgers Marlene Rossiter and Alan Trees All of Winfield. Chase Garmoe and Iris Swartout both of Hillsboro Margaret Linden Swedesburg Dennis Potter Rome Pat Reid Ralph Venghaus and Phy Sleen Wasson All of it. Union Jean Ann Sparrow mrs. Romanus Stukerjurgen and Charles Tyner All of Salem. Seemayer had testified earlier that the late Walter Wellington had told him about the tractors being brought Here and asked if they could be taken to the Seemayer place. He said they were unloaded and kept at his place until later when they were removed. Seemayer told of storing a car in his shop at his place and his drag race car and of two of the tractors being placed in the shop and one outside of it. Seemayer further testified that s. Wellington probably did no to hear him when he told w. Wellington several times that they had to get the tractors off his land before Daylight. When asked if he said that w. Wallington was the King pin of the operation and liked to think of himself As a big Man Seemayer said that he did. Seemayer also said that when he talked to w. Wellington about a gun transaction s. Wellington Wasny to present. Seemayer said that he did no to think w. Wellington wanted his brother Silas involved. Under redirect questioning by Gary Woodward assistant state attorney general who is prosecuting for the state along with Gary Wiegel county attorney Seemayer said that he and s. Wellington worked hard at unloading the tractors while w. Wellington was figuring out How to Start them that he Seemayer did no to know if the serial number plates were on the tractors or not. Pohren took the stand late in the afternoon and told of knowing w. Wellington for three years and s. Wellington for a year or a year and a half. Pohren said he is in the body repair business at pleasant Plain and purchased rebuilt cars and parts from the Wellington Auto parts firm. Pohren testified that he was contacted by w. Wellington about buying a tractor and did so after one was delivered to him by s. Wellington and who was accompanied by someone he did no to know. Pohren told of buying the tractor for $8,500 and making the Check out to Seemayer at w. Wellington s request. He said he then sold the tractor to Marvin Hoskins who lives on a farm in Jefferson county for $9,000, Pohren said that he was later in formed by the Fri the tractor was stolen Pohren said he did no to remove any serial number plate or grind any numbers off the engine Block. Pohren was Back on the stand wednesday morning. Music Talent winners named three Young musicians were named winners emf the Southeast Iowa symphony orchestra music Talent recognition and auditions held saturday dec. 13 at Iowa Wesleyan College in it. Pleasant. First place was awarded to Annette huh daughter of or. And mrs. Herbert Hult of it. Pleasant for her performance of Mendelssohn a Quot violin concerto a first movement. Miss Hull is a student of Paul Statsky at Interlochen Mich. A tie for second place was awarded to Paul Malkin baritone the son of or. And mrs. Joseph Malkin of Keokuk and student of Merle Young and Dan Hanze son of or. And mrs. Roger Hanze of Swedesburg student of Larry Cullison of Iowa Wesleyan College. Malkin Sang Quot thus Saith the lord and Quot but who May abide by Handel. Hanze played the first movement of the Greig a piano concert in a three additional students were named honorable mention Laura Kutscher pianist from it. Madison Paul Gentry Bass from Bloomfield to Ellen Shaffer clarinet from Ottumwa. The three winners will perform with the Southeast Iowa symphony orchestra on feb. 8 and 15. Judges for the Competition were or. Allan Kellar and Jerry Owen from Cedar rapids and Tom Phillips from Iowa City. Colum i a Hight capsule items in the new from of pleasant and the world ufos report Whittier Iowa a a Farmer who told of finding six cows mutilated in his pasture last week reported spotting an la identified flying object ufos Cik Khit 4 a in. Tuesday. Linn county sheriff s deputies hinted the object seen by Farmer Don Stickle was a Bright Star in the East according to office records but Stickle told newsmen he watched the object through binoculars and it Quot definitely was not a Star Quot Stickle said Light was shooting from the object toward the ground in bursts resembling hot steel particles falling from a cutting Torch. I ast week. Stickle reported finding the mutilated carcasses of six cattle in his pasture open to traffic Cedar rapids Iowa a the first segment of interstate 300 to in completed Here was opened to traffic tuesday. District Engineer Van Snyder said the six Lane. Four mile motion Nim the South Edge of the City to near downtown Cost about $40 million first con tracts for work on 1-380 were let in 1971. Snyder estimated the interstate will be completed through the City by 1981. Gooney Bird St Louis a the a gooney Birds is 40 years old today. Officially the Douglas pcs the twin engine aircraft made its first flight dec 17, 1935 but to thousands of gis during world War la it was affectionately known As the Quot gooney Douglas aircraft co., now part of Mcdonnell Douglas corp Bere turned out 10,000 Dos during the War besides its Basic missions of transporting troops and cargo the aircraft served As a Hospital plane glider amphibian. Flying command Post and bomber. Alumni lure Des Moines Iowa a Drake University is trying to lure its 37, my alumni Buck to Campus with coupons. Quot it sour Way of thanking them Lur participating in our fund raising program a Nancy Dorff director of alumni relations said Quot but we also want them Flack on Campus to find out what s going on and to participate More in the University. The brightly coloured Coupon booklets were sent out monday and Are for free passes to Drake theatre productions for $1 tickets to a Drake basketball game in january a free pass to a Campus film one fourth Pound of Candy from the Campus gift shop and a free ticket to the schools 1976 jazz spectacular feb. 13-14 mrs Dorff said the University thinks the coupons will reinforce the idea that an alumni program offers More than Quot the Opportunity to support the alumni annual 3-Day weather Friday through sunday fair Friday some cloudiness saturday fair sunday. Little or no precipitation expected. Continued rather cold Friday with highs in the 20s. Warmer saturday and sunday with highs in the 30s and lows generally in the teens. Shopping Days till Christmas it. Pleasant stores open til 9 tonight

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