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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - December 22, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news vol. 92, no. 300 it. Pleasant Iowa tuesday evening december 22, 1970 Price to cents colder Jeffrey Hart lame Duck contradictions for the first time within living memory a lame Duck session of Congress is actually taking it upon itself to decide important and controversial issues. To he sure we have had such lame Duck sessions in the past but these in fact did not decide anything much. They were essentially cleanup sessions and merely completed the legislative action on Bills already decided. The present lame Duck session in contrast either has voted or will vote on important and hotly disputed matters welfare Reform the set equal rights for women to Campaign spending housing protectionist economic measures. What the present lame Duck session is acting upon in fact Are All the measures that should have been acted upon during the regular session a which instead bemused itself with meaningless votes on resolutions about the vietnamese War. Take the recent vote against the set in the Senate carried against the project 52-41. Setting aside All the arguments and counter arguments about the set itself a the Issue strikes me As very Complex especially on economic grounds a you will notice that among the senators voting against the set appropriation were Goodell Young Mccarthy Gore and Holland All lame ducks plus Vance Hartke whose eyelash Victory in Indiana might be overturned. Too legally to be sure there is no objection to such lame Duck votes but they certainly violate the spirit of the Constitution and Fly in the face of democratic theory. While our system is representative and deliberative a the voters do not directly instruct their representatives on this Issue or that a the voters nevertheless Are the fundamental source of legitimacy within the system. It is surely a contradiction therefore for a representative who has been repudiated by the voters or even for one who has retired and whose successor has already been elected to pass on serious and controversial matters. The twentieth amendment ratified in 1933, recognized this principle in its Clear intention to put an end to lame Duck sessions and to shorten the time in office of a lame Duck president. Congress itself underlined the principle in its debate Over last minute supreme court appointments attempted by a retiring lbs. The Case of senator Charles Goodell who voted against the set is especially egregious. Goodell has never been elected to his new York Senate seat. The first time the voters had a crack at him they resoundingly repudiated his candidacy Goodell finishing far Back in a three Man race with Only 24 per cent of the vote. Yet there he sits in the lame Duck session blandly passing on matters of substance. Too Why does the new York times for example which is All for making Congress a More responsive to the voters a which is usually All out to a extend democracy a not Call upon Goodell Gore and the rest to resign their seats and allow the men elected by the voters to pass on these various matters most of the lame ducks moreover Are schematic liberals who preach us endless sermons on democratic principles. Would it not have been More in line with their alleged principles to have resigned prior to this session thus allowing their duly elected successors to speak for their constituents no principles be damned. When Goodell Mccarthy Gore Young and the rest depart their fingernails will have left tracks in the tops of their desks. Medicare charge to go higher Washington up a increases in doctors Bills will soon Force the government to raise by 30 to 80 cents a month the medicare Premium paid by 19.4 million older americans it was Learned today. Those under medicare who want insurance covering their doctor Bills currently pay $5.30 a month and the government pays an equal a mount into the Trust fund from which doctors in turn Are reimburse roads Slippery in this area icing conditions which developed monday evening and through the night made driving on highways of n. V. Discloses names of 368. S. Prisoners a Mil Quot a Lvi it i9t&Quot Quot it Jim ii it. Ifju r. A or if peaceful Holiday scene at Home of or. Robert Wettach and family a it came upon a Midnight Clear and so it comes again to the residence of or. And mrs. Robert Wettach. This peaceful Holiday setting at 203 South Wilson features the three Wise men silhouetted against the Starlight and Black silhouettes of Mary Joseph and baby Jesus not pictured. The Wise men arc a new addition to the Wettach a Christmas setting and Are the results of their son Stevens efforts. Steve a senior at a pics has made and designed All of the cinemas displays for their Home. A Washington up it a the North vietnamese delegation in Paris turned Over today to emissaries of two u. S. Senators the names of 368 american prisoners of War. A a Sens. Edward mkennedyt"d-mass., and j. William Fulbright d-ark., chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee said they sent representatives to Paris at the invitation of the North vietnamese who previously had refused to Supply a prisoner list. A defense department spokesman said the Pentagon was grateful for the release of a some helpful information but said the United states would not be satisfied until there was full conformance with the Geneva convention on the treatment of prisoners of War. Iowa to of three make one choices on 18 year old vote Des Moines up a there wherever possible in government is no question Iowa should change and our National within the sys its election Laws to allow 18-year-Olds full voting rights gov. Robert d. Ray said today. The Issue which must be resolved at this Point the governor said is which of three alternative routes to follow in Light of mondays 5 4 u. S. Supreme court decision on the 18-year-old voting age. The High court held the younger i citizens will be allowed to cast bal j lots for president senator and rep resent Tive on the National elec i tons but each state holds the key to voting privileges for the other offices. The three choices Ray said Are to Stop All action concerning the Vot tem just As soon As we can a Ray said. But other officials were less enthusiastic about the High court decision agreeing it made the process of administering Iowa selection Laws quite Complex. Too speaker of the House William Harbor said the ruling will a place a great Deal of pressure on the upcoming Harbor admitted he does no to think 18-year-Olds Are old enough to vote in any election. Other legislators admitted the ruling May inspire some interesting debate on the proposed lower voting age amendment. During 1970. Several lawmakers contended the re 5-Vear term to suspended for Good behaviour Curtis m. Shamblin 63, it. Pleasant route 4, was sentenced in District court monday afternoon to five years in the Penitentiary at it. Madison on an charge and the sentence was sus-1 Pended on Good behaviour. Judge William s. Cahill ordered Shamblin placed under the supervision of the Bureau of adult corrections department of social services of the state of Iowa. Shamblin had pleaded guilty earlier to the charge which is in connection with the taking of not less than $886 and not More than $4,100 from the Ensminger Coin refuse again to choke off filibuster Washington up a the Senate today refused for the second time to choke off a filibuster against appropriating More Money for the set a the 1,800-mile-an-hour supersonic transport plane. A similar move to impose cloture had been Defeated 43 to 48 on saturday. That was 18 votes Short of a two thirds majority. The refusal of the Senate to end the filibuster by conservationist senators typified the impasse in which the democratic Congress has found itself. Bogged Down in debate on a in Ulbright sent to Paris a member of the foreign relations committee staff James Lowenstein. Kennedy said the names were Given to John Nolan a Washington attorney whom Kennedy said he asked to go to Paris to get the list after being advised by North vietnamese officials that they Quested $290 million for the air i were willing to hand Over the list Craft. The House approved the Enjo Enne by that at his request tire sum. But the Senate refused to j was Given to David k. E. Approve any new Money for the Gruce the u. S. Ambassador to the plane. Paris peace talks and was not a available in Washington. Sens. William in Romire and Gay 0 0 0 lord Nelson Wisconsin democrats j led the fight against the set. They argued that it was foolish to pump any More tax Money into an aircraft that Many scientists believed could produce unacceptable sonic booms and that might cause irreparable harm to the environment. The Pentagon has listed 378 americans As known prisoners of the North vietnamese. Kennedy said the North vietnamese list included names of 20 men who had died in prison Camps and nine who were freed. The Pentagon said the 378 did not include men known to have died or the nine that were other opponents objected to the released by Hanoi. Laundry Between Jan. I 1969, and .0 Java a session until dec. 28. Series of key measures the House and Senate decided to recess after principle of Federal financing a Kennedy said at a Capitol Hill news conference that he asked Nolan an old Kennedy family Friend monday night to go to Paris As his emissary after receiving a wire from North vietnamese officials dated dec. 20, inviting him or a representative to a Paris meeting Kennedy said the North vietnamese handed Over to Nolan this morning a letter and documents in the name of ton Doc thang North Vietnam a president. Too the United states lists a total of 462 americans As known prisoners of both North Vietnam and the Viet Cong and 968 others As missing and possibly prisoners with 412 of these lost in North Vietnam. The Pentagon lists 17 men As known to have died in Captivity either in North Vietnam or Viet Cong prisons. Kennedy said the list Given Nolan included the Date of capture of each Man. The senator said he talked for an hour and 15 minutes with Nolan after he met with the Hanoi representatives this morning. Ooh Kennedy told newsmen a i do not suggest that this list is any More than a compilation of names tout said a line in the letter indicated that it was an official list put out by the North vietnamese. He also said there was no indication that by transmitting the names the North vietnamese have signalled any intention of releasing prisoners. A if this is an official list then to a great extent it is a tribute to the wives of prisoners of War who have shown their very sincere and worthwhile concern about their i loved ones a Kennedy said. Aug. 13, 1970, while he was employed there. The exact amount Shamblin was charged with converting to his own use Hasni to been established. The charge against Shamblin was filed by Harold Ensminger. Ing age and begin anew specifying Quot Quot f that Iowa a qualified electors need a can majority deliberately be Only 18 years old to go for Ward with the 19-year-old amendment and Hope to change it to 18 at a later Date or to Complete action on the pending 19-year-old amendment and Start a separate proposal to lower the voting age to 18. When asked which he favored Ray replied a i honestly done to the decision places Iowa in a quandary along with 46 other states which have voting age requirements ranging from 19 to 21. Only three states allow the 18-year-old vote and Iowa a minimum age is 21. Too but Ray said he is undecided whether he will Back a move in 1971 to Amend Iowa a Constitution to allow for the 18-year-old vote. The problem is time since an amendment must pass two successive Iowa general assemblies in identical form before coming to a vote of the people. Currently an amendment to extend full Legal rights including the voting right to 19-year-Olds is pending its final passage by the 1971 Iowa legislature. If approved in identical form the amendment would probably be voted on by the people in 1972. However if the amendment is changed to allow an 18-year-old to vote it must be passed in either 1973 or 1974 before coming to a vote. Too Ray said he expects to reach a decision on the voting age question before the legislature convenes in Des Moines on Jan. La. The decision was expected to be included in his inaugural address to the session. Ray called the monday High court decision a step closer to total involvement of youth in the political processes. A i think it is vital that we involve our Young people the area hazardous. Blacktop roads and gravel were especially Slippery and some Drivers had to abandon their efforts to travel. Main highways were salted and traffic moved along although at reduced speeds. The ice broke up on most roads during the Day tuesday. Linked the majority rights Issue with a lower voting age to defeat the amendment at the polls. Iowans they said would defeat any amendment that was designed to lower the drinking age to 19. Terse verse by a. Gordon it costs much More today to entertain a child than once to educate the father of that child. Der the Constitution Congress must end its session at noon on Jan. 3. In i Guing that if the air plane was j commercially feasible private in i Dusty should build it on its own. The second vote against impose posing the so called gag Rule left up in the air a $2.6 billion Bill carrying funds to run the trans in ton rotation department. At Issue was a House Senate conference committee Compromise to earmark $210 million to carry on government financed research on the set. The administration initially re loading the debate in support of the set were Sens. Henry m. Jackson and Warren Magnuson. Wash democrats. The Seattle based Boeing co. Has the contract for building the giant plane. Landmark decision Des Moines up a in a landmark decision the Iowa employment Security commission today ruled that deliberate fals Ifica Iowa raid Serviceman n. V. Describes the claims of Donovan l. Mcgee of Selma against the Iowa malleable Iron co. Of Fairfield. According to the petition Mcgee tion of employment applications can was awarded Benefice when. He was be grounds for dismissal from a fired in june. The Case record said 1 that Mcgee who was 17 at the time he took the Job gave his age As 18 because of Federal and state statutes that set an age limit for working at a hazardous occupation. However shortly after he was pm on prison Camp Stein of by Jim Mone Ames daily Tribune Ames up a an Iowa Serviceman who took part in an unsuccessful november raid on a North vietnamese prisoner of War Camp near Hanoi is convinced there was no Security leak involved in the Mission. Sgt. Marshall a. Thomas 22, of Ames said even the participants were kept in total secrecy about the nature of the Mission until a it was too late to run or Security he said a was a big although the . Prisoners had apparently been moved out of the Camp a situated about 23 Miles from Hanoi a shortly before the . Rescue Mission Only one participant in the raid was wounded. Had there been a leak Thomas said a we All would have weighed 25 More pounds a All too Thomas the son of mrs. Leo a. Thomas of Ames is a member of the army special forces division. He was in training at it. Bragg n. C., when he heard a Call for volunteers for a a worthwhile Mission which was reasonably in Early september the volunteers were sent to Eglin air Force base in Florida to begin rigorous training for the Mission. Thomas said while the men were training in survival weaponry and patrolling a Village was being constructed on scale and based on definite landmarks. A it did no to take an intelligence expert to figure out what it was a Thomas said. From then on said Given in connection with the mis knew his task would Sion was that All men a whether ing hours so the men could learn when he Learned the american to function by Moonlight Thomas pos had been moved out. A i could not believe All that training would not pay off any results a he said. Later he said his opinion changed. A we showed we could stick our head in the Tiger s Mouth and tile Tiger did no to sneeze a he said. Thomas praised both the team Effort and the a military Genius Quot behind the Rescue Mission. They and other proponents coun Job tired that unless the United states Robe decision the commission said built the plane it would lose in ,.js be considered a precedent As Ter National supremacy in Commer to deliberate and wilful Cial aviation suffer further balance falsification of an application for of payments deficits and possibly Worick imperil the National defense. The commission by unanimous i played Mcgee had an injury on the Little action other than the set agreement said the deliberate fal Job and listed his Correct 17-age on vote was expected in Congress to Sif cation of applications a will be the report the commissions record construed to be misconduct in con said. This Lead to his subsequent Section with employment. Dismissal from the foundry Job. 000 the report said he was discharged in the action the commission re Jor a falsifying his age on his a versed the earlier decision of a hearing commissioner who upheld Day. Said. When the volunteers Learned the True nature of their Mission Many were scared some had trouble eating and sleeping and some of the More talkative men suddenly became a pretty quiet a he said. An undisclosed number of helicopters finally took off for the son Tay prison Camp and a flare ship dropped three minutes Worth of Light to illuminate the Village and prison compound. A they had no idea what was going on a Thomas said of the villagers and North vietnamese soldiers. When the flares died a Quarter Moon provided the Only Light. Too the raid was timed to the minute and Thomas praised the Well executed plans that Only be returned to the Camp for cause the prisoners had been moved from the Village. Thomas said one helicopter even staged a crash to confuse the enemy. A there was quite a bit of resistance a he said a fall the people who were a threat had to be disposed Thomas is convinced the prisoners had been moved out of the Camp because it was close to thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and they were taken to Hanoi Durine their absence he thinks. Of. Muring in Yor Charles Hanna and the formal the North vietnamese government he report should be completed intended to clean up and remodel the Camp. Gifts drawing Oil wednesday the chamber of Commerce retail committee met tuesday noon at the Harlan House for their regular monthly meeting. The 1971 retail promotion Calendar was approved and will be mailed to All chamber numbers in the near future giving dates and committee chairmen. Man killed at site of storage bins a Workman at the Corn storage bins just South of it. Pleasant on the old Oakland Mills Road was Don meth reported that the Central business District study agreement has been signed by main the employer represented by executive vice president Tom Louden contended the firm would be subject to severe penalties if it had not discharged the youth. A the reason for this Contention is that because of his false statement. The employer. Had no Choice but to discharge him and the claimant in fact initiated his own separation which was not any cause attributable to the employer he record said. However the commission was also killed tuesday afternoon. His critical of the Fairfield foundry for not requiring the youth prove his age and added a in View of the admitted Legal age requirements this would appear to be Thomas said he sensed something was wrong after his helicopter landed. The fears were confirmed by men in the copter that crashed in the Village compound. A they shot at various assigned Thomas said a but the Echo told them something was among the detailed then he said the men were to pictures that showed Quot How Nice they were being treated to Quot quell feelings of the people in the states. A even though we got no one out it shows we Haven to forgotten them a he said. Thomas he include a getting someone too much of the training for the Mission was done during the even prisoners or rescuers a were to be flown out of the area regardless of whether dead alive or wounded. Thomas said he was in a Awe Quot his part in the Mission Thomas said makes a the army a investment in me Thomas will be released from the service Jan. 26 and he has plans to study inhalation therapy. A i also am going to do cartwheels a he said the Mission Thomas explained whether the prisoners were freed instructions Thomas held up a picture showing a Mother and her 5-year-old son writing a letter to the father he has never seen a an american prisoner of War. A it was Worth it All just for that. I could have cried a Thomas said. About nine months. The chamber has transferred $2,600 to the City i and the balance of $400 will be col j Lee ted and transferred in january.1 the 1970 Christmas a Sleigh of gifts winners will be drawn on wednesday dec. 23rd, and the names of the winners will be released at 3 . Winners Are re-1 Quested to Call at the chamber office located on the Corner of South main and Washington Street As soon As possible to claim their j name was withheld by officers pending the notification of next of Kin. Ile was handling Corn at one of the bins at the site and was using an Auger from the truck to the bin when his clothing became entangled in the Auger. Officers and or. Warren Scott were called to the scene and then left to notify the next of Kin. In the meantime the name of the Man was withheld. The bins Are owned by the ass and leased to the Supply Coop. Robert Stearns Foreman at the Supply Coop was in charge of moving of the Corn at the bins. Certificates. Those who Are not j claimed by thursday afternoon Louis end 5 . Will be mailed. The sum of $350 was presented to the chamber to Purchase a new was worthwhile nativity scene for Central Park by regard fuss of Paul Dennison. The Money was received by station kill from listeners who washed to donate to resides in it. Pleasant. Also sur wards the project. The next chamber retail promotion scheduled is City wide dollars Days scheduled for january 15th and 16th under 63 children Al kiwanis party sixty three boys and girls were guests of the kiwanis club at the annual kids Christmas party at first United methodist Church monday evening. A Disney film real life pictures ear country was shown after the meal. Santa appeared and distributed treats. A. M. Wettach and John Becker were chairmen for the event. Louis Ebel 67. Of Williamsburg died suddenly monday morning december 21. He spent most of his life in the Williamsburg area. One of or. Ebels sons Melvin Winter arrives for meteorologists Winter arrived at 12 36 . Cost today when the Sun was positioned directly Over the i living Are his wife five other child Tropic of Capricorn Ren and several grandchildren. For residents of Massena . Funeral services will be held at Winter made a personal appearance the presbyterian Church wednes j the temperature stood at 31 the chair Day. December 23, 1970, 2 00 . At Zero just 24 minutes after the Manship of Dick Lewellen. Williamsburg. Songs official arrival
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