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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - February 10, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news partly Cloudy vol. 92, no. 34mt. Pleasant Iowa tuesday evening february to 1970 Price to cent these Days by John Chamberlain the Black panthers create their own troubles some of our liberals Are worried that we Are being mean to the Black panthers. At the annual meeting of the american historical association in Washington professor Staughton Lynd As part of his unsuccessful Campaign for the presidency of his professional organization tried to persuade his fellow historians to picket the department of Justice in protest against a the harassment of the Black Panther and the american civil liberties Union after a Survey of police raids on Black Panther groups in nine metropolitan areas has protested that the panthers were subjected to a provocative and even punitive harassment defying the constitutional rights of panthers to make political speeches or distribute political maybe some panthers Are innocent of the things being charged against the organization by Fri director j. Edgar Hoover whose files list a Hundred or More attacks on the police by extremists who have presumably been moved to action by the Panther a kill the pigs propaganda. According to the Fri seven policemen have died and Many More have been injured in Battles Between a extremists hate Type organizations such As the Black Panther party and the police. With claims and counter claims being tossed about it is easy to see Why both the panthers and the police Are jittery. But where should the primary blame for the Panther a pig Quot confrontation be placed too the panthers certainly done to make things easy for themselves. David Hilliard who Calls himself the chief of staff of the Black Panther party protests that the statement attributed to him a we will kill Richard Nixon a was merely a bit of a political but when panthers boast that they Are marxist and i Leninist meaning that they Are for violent revolution any incendiary announcement by their a chief of staff must take on More than 4 rhetorical significance. At the very least the police Are justified in being on their guard. Too from his Refuge in Algeria Eldridge Cleaver the fugitive Block Panther Leader who left America rather than serve a Long prison sentence in California on a charge of assault with intent to kill keeps paying things to provoke j. Edgar hoovers concern. Cleaver promises the destruction of capitalism in America through revolutionary activity and says a the War is going to become More and More Public and More openly Cleaver cannot of course exercise real leadership from a foreign hideout. But the panthers at Home do nothing to reassure the american people that they Are exponents of peaceful change. Last summer in Oakland California they staged a Confer enc for a United front against fascism and invited a spokesman for something called the a american servicemen s Union to Tell about communist infiltration of the us army. The panthers were regaled with boastful accounts of mutinous activities staged at military bases both in Vietnam and in the . And they cheered a Promise that rebellious . Soldiers would unite with the Plack panthers to create a violent revolution against the Plack panthers to create a violent revolution against the a a fascist american government. So is it Mere a a harassment when the police and the Fri react to the Hilliard and Cleaver pronouncements by taking them seriously maybe the police Are overdoing it when they arrest panthers for a distributing papers without a to quote the civil liberties Union but the panthers have built themselves up As a menace and liberals who Are soothed Here and there throughout the american communications Media persist in giving a platform to anyone who promises a a revolution and More a pig the whole thing snowballs when the Federal government and local police departments ask for the notes of newspapermen involving cooperation Between the panthers and the violent Weatherman faction of students for a democratic society. If i were one of the newspapermen whose sources might be compromised by such a demand i would most Likely resent it. But the attorney general of the . And the head of the Fri have a duty to protect the country and when the panthers and the weathermen begin to cooperate the Fri has cause for worry. After All the weathermen a chief Mark Rudd speaking of the coming decade has said a you can look for pitched Battles Between the militant groups and the pigs on Rogers speech at Tunis u is cancelled this 32 x 64 barn barely squeaked through the big Creek Bridge three Miles South of it. Pleasant tuesday morning. The Structure owned by Charles Bruggemeyer was being moved to his farm South of it. Pleasant from Linden Heights by r. W. Creek and g. W. Hidy of Batavia with the help of Light Telephone and state Highway commission personnel. A few boards were torn Loose and traffic stooped for a Short time but reportedly the Bridge Wasny to damaged. Deputy sheriff Cleo Johnston went to the scene. Creeks moving outfit has moved several buildings into the old Thresher grounds at Macmillan Park and they sometimes average 35-40 moving jobs a year. Tunis up a anti american student demonstrations forced Secretary of state William p. Rogers to cancel a visit to Tunis University today on the second Stop of his 10-nation african tour. Although officials said Tho University visit was called off because of a change in Rogers schedule tunisian Security officials said privately it was inadvisable for him to visit the University in View of the demonstrations. Too Rogers arrived monday night from Rabat Morocco shortly after More than too students tried to March on the american embassy in Tunis. About 2,000 others gathered downtown shouting a Nixon As Sassin a and a Palestine for the students published a Resolution today that said a american Jagt Licy in the Middle East favourable legislature had overstepped its Conand the open support factional binds in adopting the remapping plan invalid Des Moines up the Iowa supreme court today upheld democratic contentions that Iowa a newly enacted reapportionment plan is unconstitutional but agreed to let it j stand for the 1970 elections. The Quot High court said to adopt a constitutionally valid plan would require More time than is available before the last Day for filing nomination papers for the 1970 elections. Since the primaries Are in june this 1 year Tim last Day for filing papers is March 29. To o o the nine justices unanimously agreed the Republican dominated the court went along with All democratic Central committee in democratic contentions questioning Rio test of the plan which was adopted after heated debate in the the Good Faith Effort of the legislature in re apportioning the state. However justices Francis h. Becker and Clay Legrand dissented and said that under Law the High court must adopt a constitutional plan before the 1970 elections regardless of the time element involved. Closing Days of the 1909 session. Too the democrats Appeal was submitted to the supreme court on july i. 1969 a the Day when the new remap plan went into effect. The 1969 legislature adopted the reapportionment plan following a voter to trim 35 members from the 185-member general As Avalanche toll mounts Val do Sere France up a tons of Snow rolled off 10,000-foot dome Mountain in an Avalanche today and crushed a three Story youth Hostel and a hotel at breakfast time in this Alpine ski resort. By noon rescuers had pulled 42 bodies from the wreckage. They feared the death toll would climb higher by the hour in Frances costliest Snow disaster since world Community colleges get 836.7 million a r. Des Moines a idea report by state auditor Lloyd Smith issued tuesday shows that Iowa a area Community colleges received $35.7 Millon from All sources in the fiscal year ended june 30, 1968. About half $18.9 million was state Money. Over $6 million was raised by District taxes $3 million came from tuition Federal assistance totalled $1.5 million while the remainder came from other sources. The largest expenditure for the colleges As a group was $9 million for instruction followed by $8.9 million for new buildings and $2.8 million for administration. The schools started the year with a balance of $1 million and wound up with a Cash balance on june 30, 1968 of $4.7 million according to Smiths audit. War ii. Another 60 persons were rescued from inside the tangle of Snow and timbers Many of them Hurt so badly they were not expected to live. There were no reports of american casualties. Too this tiny Village almost deserted when the Snow is gone is the Home of Jean Claude Killy former French olympic ski Champion and one of the worlds Premier athletes. Quot it hit the Hostel like a Bulldozer a a witness said of the Avalanche. The Impact of the onslaught crushed some cars and carried others away like rowboats on a tidal wave. Some of the victims were trapped in the parking area unable to flee the Avalanche in time. An estimated 290 youths All under 25, were in the Hostel run by the French Union of fresh air centers and an equal number of skiers were believed in the edelweiss hotel when the wave of silent White death descended upon them. Seek cause of explosion Cedar rapids up a investigators from two state agencies were called in monday to examine safety conditions and to determine a cause of an explosion which destroyed a portion of the Penick and Ford Plant Here. Elza Yates president of Grain Millers Union local too at the to conduct Mission at St. Alphonsin father Gerald Heim Csur will conduct a Mission at St. Alphonsus Church starting monday feb. In and ending saturday evening Fob. 21. Father Heim a Redempto Rist priest from Davenport has had a vast experience in Mission work throughout the United states. The holy sacrifice of the mass will be offered each morning at 9 00 . And each evening at 7 30 . These masses will be followed by talks concerning the Faith and problems that beset the lives of j both Young and old. Father Heim is especially concerned with the Young people of our times. This Mission is for Young and old and a special invitation is Given to those of other faiths who May want to learn of the new i area College Board meets regular meeting of Board of directors of s. E. Iowa area Community College in Burlington was held monday. The Board took the following actions approved Bills of account in the amount of $39,799.19. Received a presentation by the faculty salary committee relative to faculty concerns for salaries and benefits for the 1970-71 school year. Set a special meeting for Friday feb. 20 at 7 30 . At the vocational technical building to discuss these concerns with the entire faculty group. Approved the resignation of mrs. Maxine Lanning evening Secretary effective january 30. Heard a presentation from the educational planning service of Greeley colo., on the educational specification for our building plans and received a preliminary written report. Received copies of the newly published 1970 71 catalogue and considered the proposed lease agreement with National Homes for two Mobile units and delayed final action until the february 20 meeting or until it is presented individually to the Board members. This agreement will be contingent upon state Board approval Assurance of state vocational reimbursement and approval of the site owner to locate these units on our present grounds. Reviewed briefly building plans As submitted so far by Stanley consultants. Approved six part time contracts for adult education instructors one for adult Basic education and a part time contract for mrs. Susan Bice at $2.01 per hour As evening Secretary at the vocational technical building. To Israel Given by president Nixon to this policy amount to Defiance of the charter and resolutions of the United tunisian Security officials said there was a possibility Rogers might visit the University later if things were Calm. In adopting controversial remap plan. In Tho opinion the court made it perfectly Clear the plan May not be used after the 1970 elections. The Sembly. Legislature was directed to adopt a 1 voters in 1968 approved a con plan acceptable under the courts Stith tonal amendment which reduce guidelines with population As the i de membership in the House from controlling Factor. 124 to too and from 61 to 50 in the the suit was filed by the state j Senate. Outlook for local industries Good in general the Henry county Industrial development corporation Board reviewed the local Industrial picture at a meeting monday afternoon with chairman e. A. Hayes presiding. Increases in production have taken place or Are anticipated at some of the plants and the general Outlook is Good. One company has made an investigation of it. Pleasant As a possible location recently and statistical materials were provided. The company has not yet announced its decision. The importance of having All persons counted in the upcoming census was emphasized. Allocations of some state funds Are based on population and this can mean thousands of dollars Over a period of time. Possibility of annexation of heavily populated areas adjacent to the City was discussed. It appeared doubtful that annexation will be made before the new census is taken. The Board voted to negotiate for the Sale of two lots bordering on Hamlin Street North of the Burlington tracks to an interested firm. Fire trucks collide one fireman killed Plant requested the two agents a Liturgy and teachings of the Cath from the state Bureau of labor and two from the state by Genius Laboratory. Cedar rapids assistant fire chief Edsel Mcmickel said two explosions were heard shortly after noon monday. He said firemen had the resulting fire under control within two hours. Authorities said a spark in the milling system of the Plant which manufactures starch and syrup for packaging May have caused the blast. A tentative damage estimate was set at $100,000. A scale that will make anything in the sixties look like a sunday school it could be that the panthers and the weathermen Are destined to die As organizations because of their incurable factionalism. Until they do. However they have nobody to blame but themselves for their Olio Faith. There will be ample time to go to confession during the week of the Mission and to consult with father Helm on individual personal problems. There will be a display of religious books and articles in the Church Hall after All services. Father Heim will speak at All the masses both the sunday before and the sunday after the Mission. 149.4 yield in Corn growers contest among those participating in the master Corn growers contest sponsored by the it. Pleasant chamber of Commerce was Paul Campbell. His name and the amount of his yield were inadvertently omitted in the preparation of the list furnished the news. Campbells yield while not at the top was 149 4 i bushels. Kiwanis club elects delegates delegates to the kiwanis International convention to be held in Detroit mich., were elected by the Quot local kiwanis club at the meeting monday evening. Delegates Are Lynn Byrne lieutenant governor of the division and James Morrison president alternates Robert Bontrager vice president and Arthur Mills Secretary. Leroy Crooks who presented the travel and adventure entertainment later at the Iowa Wesleyan Chapel was a guest. The clubs Valentine party will be next monday evening at the Iris. Waco school Board meeting on february 12 the regular Board meeting of the Waco Community school District will be thursday feb. 12 at 7 30 . At the Central office Wayland. Asks for rejection of Carswell nomination Washington up a the democratic policy Council asked the Senate today to reject president Nixon a nomination of g. Harrold Carswell to the supreme court. Three on panel at i Public drug meeting Des Moines up a a Des Moines fireman was killed and five others injured when two fire trucks collided while in route to a House fire around Midnight monday. John Leto 41, died around 2 . Today after he had been taken to Broad Lawn Polk county Hospital. The injured firemen were Charles l. Cross Garry Hagar Carl Neal Walter Williams and Harry Jeffries. Too police said the two trucks collided Congress to cd Slop tonight for Holiday Washington did a con Gross off to its quickest Start in years stops tonight for its first Holiday of 1970. Still hanging however i the labor hew approx Ria 1 Lions Bill for the Quot fiscal year coming closer and closer to a close. Unhappy and embarrassed by last years year round Marathon con j Gress has targeted labor Day for adjournment. It acts like it Means i business. Most years Start slowly and become frantic in the fall. This Yea however the Senate already has i passed four major Bills meets j Early and late and has held a saturday session. The House appears to be sticking closer to the usual Pace. The first., recess of the session three working Days five including the weekend begins after adjournment today and ends at noon monday. The Lincoln s birthday recess is designed to give Republican legislators a Chance to go Home and give political speeches. It is a reciprocal arrangement with the democrats who use the Jefferson Day recess later this Spring for the same purpose. Too in the first three weeks the Senate has approved a 10-Point package to help fight organized crime a Reform of the drug Law that would Cut penalties and gives police a no Knock authority in raids an antitrust exemption for failing newspapers and a $3.1 billion program to help Rescue the cities transit systems. There is an outside Chance the Senate will pass today a $35 billion four year expansion of the elementary and secondary education program. Apollo i i capsule coming to Iowa Des Moines up a gov. Robert d. Ray announced today that the history making Apollo-11 capsule and the first Rock samples from tile lunar surface will be on display in Des Moines in late july. At the intersection of 19th St. And Forest ave. On the City a North Side when an unidentified automobile ran through a red Light As the two trucks were approaching the intersection. As the ladder truck swerved to avoid hitting the car witnesses said it spun out of control in the inter the capsule and the lunar Rock Section and struck the engine truck Sample will be on display in Des broadside. Moines from july 244h through the three firemen inside the lad july 28th As part of the National Der truck were thrown from it aeronautics and space Nistra one Landing about 50 feet from the tion tour truck witnesses said. I the capsule the spacecraft that carried the first men from Earth to set foot on the Moon will begin a tour of the nations state capitals in april. 4818 tickets in District a total of 4,818 tickets were issued by Highway patrolmen in District 13 in 1969 resulting in $99,584 fines. There were 6.111 faulty equipment tickets issued sentences resulting in 2,166 Days in jail and 2,352 warning tickets Given out. Patrolmen made 154 arrests for Drunken driving and there have been 72 convictions with cases still pending. There were 44 persons killed in Auto accidents in the District and a total of 414 accidents covered. There were 318 Driver s License hearings and 137 interviews conducted. Terse verse by a. C. Gordon a person cannot teach what he does no to know nor can he Ever Lead wire re he does no to go. Recreation workshop on saturday feb. 21 the Iowa state University Extension service is offering a recreation workshop for boys and girls Ages 15 to 19, reports Les Schoffel Man Extension 4.-h amp youth Leader. The workshop will be held on saturday feb. 21, 11 00 . To 3 00 . At the Trinity lutheran Church 115 South Central Avenue in Burlington. Clen Thompson Extension recreation specialist and a recreation deputation team from Iowa state University will conduct the training. Ail toys and girls Ages 15 to 19, Are invited. 4-h membership is not a requirement. Young people will be Given training in recreation i skills As Well As specific games and activities. Young people from churches in the area have been sex i tended an invitation. There is no charge for the workshop. The group will eat lunch a dutch treat style at noon. More information May be obtained by calling the Extension office. President Calls for mobilization pollution r ii o fight by the mayor. He is familiar with the local drug situation and will the three men who will take part on the panel at the Public meeting sponsored by the . Speat from the Point of View of Law one next monday evening were announced tuesday by attorney David Mccoid who is arranging the program. The three Are sgt. Paul Bartholomew of the it. Madison police department an expert on drugs identification of them use of them enforcement. Clair woodsman former drug addict presently in a stage of rehabilitation at the it. Pleasant mental health Institute. He will the House so far has sustained president Nixon a veto of the $19.7 billion labor hew appropriation Bill but is stuck fashioning a new the Senate appropriations commit tie expects to bring out a new Bill the Day Congress returns. The fiscal year ends june 30. The House also has passed legislation permitting the president to Washington it up it i ident Nixon called today for a a total mobilization of All americans in a concentrated Campaign to clean the air and purify the nation s polluted Waters. In a special message to Congress following up his state of the Union pledge to make cleaning the environment the primary Effort of the 70s, Nixon outlined a lengthy plan for a the Rescue of our natural the program includes a Sio billion project for cleaning up Waters and Calls tor rigid regulations to Deal with air and water polluters. A the time has come when we can wait no longer to repair the damage already done and to establish new criteria to guide us in the future a Nixon said. Pres j Hies. The $4 billion would have to be matched by $3 billion in contributions from state and local governments. A special Federal group called the environmental financing authority would be set up to help hard pressed municipalities raise the Money to meet their share of the Cost. The president said that would be sufficient to construct about 1.500 new treatment facilities and to expand and upgrade 2.500 other plants. He asked for a $4 billion authorization Over a four year period a at a rate of $1 billion per year a starting in the year beginning july i. A reassessment would be made in 1973 to determine future needs. The president s message called a the task of cleaning up our i for establishment of Federal water speak from the Point of View of a operate a screening Board which he does now under executive order the group also came out against and their effect. Nixon a plan to expand the Safe James l. Morrison Henry Cou guard anti ballistic missiles it to attorney and chairman of the system. User and meeting tire Challenge to quit. Tire meeting will be held at the High school auditorium monday i local drug commission appointed j evening feb in at eight of clock. A to investigate present and potential workers in plans declared sensitive by the defense department. I environment Calls for a total mobilization by All of us. It involves government at every level it requires the help of every the main feature of the so called environmental Quality program proposes a clean Waters act through which so billion would be authorized to help state and local communities build sewage treatment Lapland air Quality standards with fines of up to $10,000 a Day for violations. Federal enforcement procedures would be revised to permit swifter court action against violators and the Interior Secretary would be empowered to seek immediate injunctions where severe pollution existed
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