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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - December 24, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news partly Cloudy Section one 2 sections vol. 92, no. 302mt. Pleasant Iowa thursday evening december 24, 1970 Price to cents Jeffrey Hart bring Back the fifties the other morning As i was strolling across the Snow blanketed Dartmouth Campus i happened to overhear two students who were walking just behind me. A i just got a terrific record a one of them said. Quot Frank Sinatra. A All or nothing at the other fellow replied a a Sinatra was really great. Ill be Over to hear Sinatra and where Are the rolling stones and the yellow submarines of yesteryear actually the Campus atmosphere this semester has been unexpectedly reminiscent of the fifties. I half expect to hear that Vaughn Monroe will be singing at Spring House parties. The whole mood May be a passing thing but it is present nevertheless. The students in my literature classes have been absorbed in the poems and the novels and have been discussing them with continuous interest. Last year All anyone seemed to care about were panthers Chavez Cambodia and whatnot. Though it seems impossible nevertheless it is True that even As we in the 1950�?Ts argued one critical approach against another Eliot is. Trilling and so on so such theoretical controversies have gone on heatedly this year. I myself gave a seminar in Eliot and Frost two very conservative poets in their Way and not Only did each poet have his passionate supporters but most of the students viewed Eliot a difficult but deeply traditional christianity As a genuine intellectual and emotional possibility. Too the 1950�?Ts have had a terrible press lately. Supposedly we were All inert then leading private lives thoroughly a political. The truth is that the intellectual life of the 50�?Ts, the characteristic books for example a the literary criticism of Trilling Leavis Brooks and Blackmur the political writing of Niebuhr the sociology of Parsons the historical writing of Butterfield and Napier a possessed a seriousness and intellectual bite almost completely lacking in the feverish tracts we have lately been deluged with. Students in the 1950�?Ts had a vivid sense of the limits of political action and an appreciation of How much Lay beyond anything that politics could accomplish. We never thought that Castro or to Chi Minh or Che Guevara held out the Promise of a Golden age or a transformation of the human condition. Too it would have seemed to us incredible that any student might desire to spend vast amounts of time arguing about How the Deans office ought to be run or in demanding a place on College administrative committees to play a role in some absurd charade of a a participatory College administration we thought and thought correctly was a workaday and Philistine affair largely a matter of Boring routine and the less said about it the less expected of it the better. Eliot Faulkner Hemingway Mann Proust Stevens a those were the things that mattered those were the things that education was about those were things the administrators and buildings and so Forth were supposed to serve. Those were the things that mattered those and the anticipated letters from Smith and Wellesley and such places. I cannot believe that the sloganeering and hysteria of the 19i60�?Ts, the drugs and the Radical kiddie cult and All the rest of it represented any great civilization Advance. If we can get rid of the Bosh and recover some of the seriousness and balance of the 1950�?Ts i for one will celebrate. Distributed by King features Syndicate Lloyd Lee promoted in Telephone company Lloyd Lee has been promoted to area manager of the Iowa Telephone company in it. Pleasant. He had been assistant area manager in it. Ayr. In his new position Lee will supervise outside Plant construction As Well As commercial matters. Lee has been in the Industry for 12 years and has experience in most phases of Telephone work. He is originally from the it. Pleasant area. Lloyd and his wife Meralen have five children. Iowa Telephone co. Serves eight communities in the it. Pleasant area. It is a subsidiary of Continental Telephone corporation the third largest Independent Telephone company in the United counties must contribute to pay shortage Des Moines up a within the next week Iowa a 99 counties will be billed for a total of $140,088 to pay Back the largest fund shortage in state history. The fund shortage was discovered in the office of former Taylor county treasurer Ward e. Poore of Bedford in november 1969. Until wednesday it has been unknown How much liability for the $150,088.22 embezzlement would be absorbed by Taylor county a bonding attorneys merchant Mutual bonding co. Of Des Moines. Too on wednesday a group of about to men including Poore himself met for nearly two hours to resolve Legal technicalities surrounding the sensational embezzlement. Poore was brought under guard from the state Penitentiary at it. Madison where he is serving a 20-year sentence. Merchants Mutual has agreed to pay the full $10,000 Cash Bond on Poore according to Taylor county attorney Michael Travis. None of the Poore embezzlement monies was recovered and Iowa Law spells out that each county will be assessed a fair share of the total based on current property valuations. Too the Billings will be made by the state comptrollers office and officials said they expected the assessments to be distributed to each county within one week. The Billings Are mandatory but some court Challenge of the provisions May be made by some of the largest counties. For example As the states largest county and the one with the highest valuation Polk county will pay an estimated 7.5 per cent of the total $140,000 loss. The second largest county Linn will probably pay about 4.7 per cent of the total. This conflicts sharply with the amount owned by the smaller Iowa counties most notably Taylor itself. Taylor county during 1969. Had an assessed property valuation of about $24.5 million compared with More than $550 million for Polk county. The comptrollers estimates would have Taylor county paying Only .3 per cent of the total Cost of its own fund loss. State auditor Lloyd Smith who also attended the meeting said requiring the payments from each county is a Benefit. In the Long run he said it is far cheaper for counties to carry Small Bonds on their officials and run the risk of an infrequent Large embezzlement than pay High bonding costs. Display Bunker s new Quot i Cendrix at Winfield Winfield Beacon a the a Vincin Drexy was displayed by clean Aire Ltd. At an open House at Bunker welding steel construction last Friday afternoon. Two working models of the in Windrex in stainless steel have been made to establish the design and method of construction. Both were in operation for the Public to see dead chickens in pc Hal smaller unit dead livestock in the larger unit. While the units were in operation in the closed in confines of the Bunker building Coffee and donuts were being served and enjoyed by the Public. Both the models Are to be manufactured for commercial use not for Home use. The smaller unit measures 2�?T by 2�?T by 3�?T and operates on up Gas. The larger unit which measures 3�?T by 3�?T by 4ms�?T operates on up liquid fuel and when filled to capacity is designed to disintegrate anything put into it in two hours at a Cost of 80 cents. As the Cabinet is stainless steel and there Are no moving parts the intend Rex should have unlimited life expectancy. Almost anything placed in the inc Index except perhaps rubber tires some tin cans and some Glass becomes a handful of ashes. Though Field tested with every conceivable Type of disposable matter arrangements have been made for pollution testing by the Iowa state hygienic lab at Iowa City on december 29. Religious procession moves to Basilica Bethlehem israeli occupied Jordan up a Christmas festivities in this town where Christ was bom began today with the playing of Christmas carols by an israeli police band and a heavily guarded religious procession to the fortress like Basilica of the nativity believed to be the site of the Manger. More than 1,000 israeli troops sealed off Bethlehem to guard against terrorist attacks on the i thousands of pilgrims arriving by bus and car. A police helicopter hovered overhead and there were 1 steel police barriers in the streets and guards on every Housetop. Too the Suez canal cease fire appeared to be making this the safest vietnamese War in 3-Day cease fire arrested in robbery Case squabble Over stale audit Iii Johnson co. Saigon up a the vietnamese War halted today under a Christmas cease fire and the u. S. Command announced the lowest Cham. 50 Miles Northeast of phenom penh and cambodians third largest City Christmas eve. The night before 82mm mortars hit Roka american death toll last week in j Thom a ferry Landing on the me five years of fighting a 23 men. 1 Kong River. But in Cambodia communist rockets and mortars smashed into the City of Kampong Cham with deadly effect. The u. S. Command said com Bailly said the attack on Kampong Cham killed nine persons and wounded 21 others. The cambodians said 1,800 to 2.400 North vietnamese Are in the area surround Monist forces killed two americans ing the City a provincial capital and wounded three others in an As of 35,000 persons Sault on a Northern outpost in a Vietnam Early today less than one 1 a Christmas truces did not hour before the communists began apply to Laos or Cambodia and a three Day cease fire. The pm a penh reports said there americans and South vietnamese were observing a 24-hour truce. Too journalist Francis badly reporting for up said 82mm mortars and 12mm rockets hit Kampong Mekong River. Were Brief clashes within 14 Miles of the capital and that aircraft bombed communist troops 12 Miles Northwest of phenom penh today.1 there were other clashes along the James d. Williams 28, it. Pleasant was arrested Here at 12 30 . Thursday by City police and the Highway patrol on a warrant Charg-1 Des Moines up a state ing with robbery with Aggra auditor Lloyd Smith wednesday vation. He was returned to fair attributed recent criticism of a Christmas Here since the 1967 War. There were roadblocks on every Highway leading to this town of 30,000 Arab inhabitants set atop i the Judean Hills South of Jeru i Salem. Through the roadblocks i came the pilgrims tourists and Arab christians and a procession of priests and Church dignitaries led by the latin patriarch of Jerusalem his beatitude Giacomo g. Belt Ritti. Cheers and applause went up from a crowd of 1,000 visitors and residents of Bethlehem As bet Ritti preceded and followed by israeli mounted police and patrol cars entered Manger Square fronting the Basilica and was welcomed by the District military government and the mayors of Bethlehem and nearby towns. Presidents message Washington up a in a Christmas statement to americans president Nixon said today that he firmly believes that a we can look Forward with greater Confidence than at any time since world War ii to the Prospect for a generation of peace. The statement made Public by the White House said a Christmas is a family time. Let us make it at Christmas 1970, a time when we death penalty for hijackers Moscow up a a soviet court in Leningrad today ordered the Field to face the charge. State audit of Johnson county i a similar charge against James i dances to personal vendettas on the death penalty for two leaders of a f. Mcshane 27, Fairfield was part of two county officers. Plot to Hijack a soviet Airliner to dropped by Jefferson county au-1 both Johnson county sheriff escape Russia Leningrad sources thormities after they questioned Maynard Schneider and treasurer said. Nine other defendants received j our children can have at last what and Learned he had nothing to do Donald Krall complained about prison sentences of four to 15 years. I we All devoutly Hope for a Genera have a special sense of americans As a National family. A let us put aside what divides us and refund what unites us concern for one another love for Liberty and Justice Pride in our own diversity. Let us resolve to work together to right old wrongs and heal old wounds to do what needs to be done to make this a better country and a better world for All of our children. A your greatest Hope at Christmas 1970�?and at every Christmas time of course is for peace in the world. This Christmas we can be thankful that we Are making Progress towards peace. A peace is a fragile thing and there Are dangers that threaten it in Many parts of the world. But i firmly believe that in this Christmas season we can look Forward with greater Confidence than at any time since world War ii that sentenced to death before a military firing squad were Mark dams tion of peace. Would change judicial districts Des Moines up a plans for streamlining the states judicial districts will be submitted to the upcoming Iowa legislature by the Iowa District court judges association. The plan intended to reduce the Case Load in High population districts would reduce the number of districts to permit greater tax ability in assigning the judges. Because of present geographical pie and overturned on one Side limitations on the area a judge May i the truck was damaged an Esti work the association said some mated $700. Judges in heavily populated areas the Accident was investigated by have numerous cases while those the Highway patrol and county in less populated areas have considerably fewer cases. For example a judge in the Waterloo area hears an average of three cases a Day while one in the lower population areas of Southern Iowa might hear one Case every Day and a half. Last year the states District court judges disposed of an average of 551 cases but the disparity was evident in that judges in the truck Driver slightly injured a Jaydon distributing co., 1963 Chevrolet truck driven by Ronald d. Riggan 21, it. Pleasant went off Highway 34 about three Miles East of it. Pleasant at 8 15 am. Thursday and into a ditch. Riggan suffered a bump on his head and was treated at memorial Hospital and released. Riggan was headed East Wrhen the truck went off the North Side of the Highway travelled a distance through a ditch struck a Telephone with the robbery. Audit of the county Board of sup Williams was arrested in front Ervi sors. They said the audit was of the Home of his wife at 509 Linn filled with inaccuracies and er-1 hits a former air Force major who Street after authorities received an Rorsi and asked the Board to pm planned to Pilot the hijacked plane Anonymous phone Call. Ploy a private firm a with compost and Eduard Kuznetsov. The charge against Williams who eat certified Public accountants has been living at Fairfield is in to conduct a second audit connection with the robbery of Otis Smith said the two officials had Cudworth 81, at his Home five Miles a jumped All Over me when the Northwest of Libertyville in Jeffer special audit was delivered be soil county monday night of $150. Cause we didst recommend kicking _ i the auditor out of a i think this was just their Way of embarrassing me a Smith said. The up Elal audit was called for following the disclosure of some irregularities in the office of county a 17-year-old it. Pleasant boy auditor Delores Rogers. Smith said sait he observed the three men at was arrested by City police Hen the attack came from a a personal tempting to Load a 1961 Model and schools committees about 8 . Wednesday and dislike for a for not washing truck bearing Polk county License charged with illegal Possession of their dirty Linen in Public narcotics. He is being held in the the Board of supervisors had ask county jail. Police did t release cd tor mrs. Rogers resignation but his name As he is a juvenile. She declined and the request still police confiscated what they re stands ported As a Quantity of marijuana Smith said the state audit a was Ltd and hashish in the youths accurate As far As we can Tell and youth arrested on drug charge officer trades shots with cattle rustlers Hampton up a a Franklin county Deputy sheriff wednesday night traded shots with a band of rustlers he discovered attempting to take cattle from a farm North of Here. Deputy sheriff Richard Conrad named to Iowa legislative committees sen. Richard Stephens in addition to serving As chairman of the agriculture committee in the Iowa Senate will serve on the schools social service and appropriations committees according to announcement from Des Moines. Rep. Charles Strothman in addition to serving As chairman of the agriculture committee in the House will serve on the appropriations rep. Herbert Campbell ranking plates with cattle. At the time he member of the environmental rediscovered the rustlers he said Elvation committee will serve on they had already loaded a calf in j the higher education Law in the truck and were in the process for Cement and Iowa development of luring a cow into the truck. I committees. As he approached Conrad said the chairmanships of Stephens the men fired at and he re and Strothman were previously an Possession along with a hashish he objected to the criticism without turned the gunfire and a Chase denounced in the news pipe and a hypodermic Needle. Specific facts. The youth will appear in Justice a the auditor of state deals with William smarts court on the facts not fancy a he said charge police said. In addition he warned the coun. A to it has no authority to hire a private auditing firm without specific state approval. A if they want another he said a a have to hire a private firm and eloped. However Conrad said he lost the truck because of motor trouble on his squad car. News not to be published Friday the news will not be published pay for it out of their own pockets j Laird orders reports to authorities. On Friday Christmas Day. It wont be the taxpayers the meaning Christmas by Louis Cassels up religion writer routinely we wish one another j a a merry it is a Good wish but not Good Waterloo District a Black Hawk enough. Grundy and Buchanan counties a Christmas is meant to be More heard an average of 754 cases while than merely merry. It is meant to a Joy to the world the lord is to say that Christmas signifies that come a god loves us enough to dwell a to come Allye faithful Joyful among us incognito sharing our and triumphant. A pains and frustrations striving a Joyful Allye nations Rise join with us and through us to bring the Triumph of the skies. Washington up a defense Secretary Melvin r. Laird has ordered the Pentagon a spy operation to report directly to in an Effort to put armed forces intelligence activities under stronger civilian control. Look what s coming in the mail soon Washington up a the postal service announced today it will soon begin delivering some Christmas mail from the government a 75 million Federal income tax forms for 1970. The deliveries will begin next monday with More than 75 per cent of them to be completed by dec. 31. Jefferson county May lose ambulance service Dee. 31 a Good Christian men rejoice with heart and soul and about peace on Earth and Good will among men Why is Christmas an occasion even because they have been Fairfield up a an impasse said at least $3,000 would be Neces Over contract negotiations is threat sary As a monthly subsidy to of some of course cannot accept in eng Fqy terminate All Public Emer crate successfully. Those in the third District a Adams Union Clarke Taylor Ringgold Decatur and Wayne counties a heard an average of 271 cases. Between 26 dead or missing after vessel sinks be joyous. There is a difference merriment and Joy. To be merry is to have fun to be Mirthful convivial Jolly festive. It for Joy the answer can be expressed in Many different ways. For some there is Comfort and Security in repeating the familiar is a pleasant and wholesome thing verbal formulas Christmas repro a a culture has placed on their to be merry. Sents the coming of the Messiah min Al of their hearts t0 Joy is a rarer and grander Emo j the birth of Christ the event injun fr�,0iy toward the rapturous Hon. To be Joyful is to be pro which the eternal god became m foundry glad to experience a deep Carnate in a human life in order to and abiding inner happiness. Joy save men from the bondage of sin. But the Joy of Christmas need gency ambulance service in the persuaded that belief in god is an Fairfield area and Jefferson county. I less some definite action archaic superstition. Playing roles in the contract taken Between now and the first of if they Are to experience the Joy squabble Are the three participants Quot he year Jack Raymond or. Said his of Christmas they will have to let go the Check ruins which a sep Hope that maybe just maybe it is All True. In the ambulance service the Jef firm will Stop All ambulance service Ferson county Board of supervisors except on a private basis on dec. Raymond Brothers funeral service 31. The Hospital trustees too have of Fairfield and the Jefferson indicated they want to terminate their administration duties of the ambulance service. County Hospital Board. A three year contract with Ray although the Issue came to a mend Brothers for the emergency head in october the county Board terse verse by a. C. Gordon morality is like an artists flare for knowing How to draw the line somewhere. Jakarta up a a 90-ton serv is a feeling of exultation which but the Joy of in Zisimas need a Jyh he cares. I ambulance service is to expire on of supervisors has taken no action ice vessel bringing 44 foreign and has elements of peace and rapture not be confined to those w to Are Hig Auty nor his love Are dec 31 and the funeral Home has i to resolve the dispute. The Money indonesian offshore Oil workers and gratitude and wonder. Able to Understandin Adepo a contingent on our awareness of vowed it will no longer provide the Issue combined with confusion Over Home for Christmas capsized and Joy has been associated with Thordox theological definitions of it. Right on existing and service unless the county triples its the obligations of each member of Sank Early today in a collision in Christmas in a special Way since significance. Caring. However Quot Little attention we operating subsidy. The three party contract is Cen tile Java sea with 26 dead or miss the silent night when Awe stricken i bring Good news of a great j shepherds heard a choir of Angels which will come to All pay to , and he loves the Mill a glad tidings of great ing. Eighteen persons were rescued proclaim and 14 bodies had been recovered by late afternoon. The 12 others that was the first Christmas missing were feared drowned in the Carol. And Joy has remained the disaster area 30 Miles Northeast of keynote of Christmas carols Ever Jakarta Harbor since. Said the Herald Angel. I atheist no Whit less than the a fall people surely includes those devout believer who boggle at the claim that a the to believe this is to be joyous. Word was made to acknowledge it As a possibility perhaps the Best Way to phrase is to approach the threshold. Of tired by the Good news for them is simply Joy. I spokesmen for Raymond brother county presently the funeral Home is Tributino to the problem paid $1,000 a month to operate its spokesmen said those hardest hit two private ambulances and one if the Public ambulance service were county financed and equipped am terminated would be the Low in balance. The program is adminis come the elderly and the Public withe Hospital trustees distance recipients in Jefferson
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