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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - February 25, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa The it pleasant news Section one 2 sections vol. 92, no. 47 it. Pleasant Iowa wednesday evening february 25, 1970 Price to cents warm these Days by John Chamberlain those exciting debates in the White House intellectual debate Sells at a discount these Days. Professor Sidney Hook the philosopher Tours the College campuses and makes the Welcome discovery that the temper of the times Calls for settling arguments not by reason but by Force Majure. Professor Noam Chomsky Massachusetts Institute of technology goes so far As so say that a by accepting the presumption of legitimacy of debate on certain issues one has already lost ones an author who had written a Book justifying our presence in South Vietnam was told by a dozen publishers that his thesis was unmarketable the reason being that nobody would review it. Talk about conformity so where does a Lover of debate go these Days if he wants to give free rein to his skills he gets a Job on president Nixon a White House staff where he is guaranteed a no holds barred intellectual free for All. In the faculty lounge rooms and in Book publishers offices convention rules the Day but in the White House office building they hark Back to the exciting period of the founding fathers of the Republic when an Alexander Hamilton crossed swords with a Thomas Jefferson and a James Madison tried to mediate Between the two. Too currently in the White House office building the Battle rages Over various interpretations of the new federalism. In one Corner we have a new publius a the Nom de Guerre of Bill satire in the other Corner stands a Cato a who is reliably rumoured to be Tom Huston. The fight is Over who should interpret the moral feelings of the nation and give the marching orders to the fifty states and to the individual citizens thereof. A new publius thinks the government in Washington should formulate the objectives and put them up to the states and the individuals on a a you do the implementing or we in Short the new federalism As a new publius defines it limits state and individual rights a to the narrow confines of administering policies that Are dictated from the top Down. Nobody is really allowed to say too a pc atom objects to this peremptory dismissal of the tenth amendment which defines the reserved rights and Powers of the states and individual citizens. A a new federalism a according to a Cato a must not be permitted to degenerate into a a new nationalism a which would prescribe the same Point of View for everybody yet pretend to permissiveness in administration letting the state capitals run things provided they did so in strict Accord with the National plan. A pc atom observes in his seventeen Page single spaced memorandum to Richard Nixon that a new publius a in urging the government in Washington to a determine the National conscience a is reverting to Rousseau sold theory of a the general will a which led directly to the excesses of the French revolution. The a general will does not allow for regional or individual variations it becomes totalitarian in a the name of a a National a pc atom does not argue against the idea of consensus which is reached by Compromise. Any Washington government he says a must attempt to identify this consensus and seek to sustain it. But it must not attempt to Mold or exploit it. More importantly it must recognize that an essential element in the american consensus is respect for the mores and traditions of regions and localities As Well As respect for the idiosyncrasies and Contra riness of too the intellectual controversy Between a new publius and a pc atom comes at the precise Point in time when Richard Nixon a administration must make hard decisions on school bussing. So it is not a purely academic argument. And if the governments decision is to let the states have a share of Federal tax revenues it would surely fee a pc atom so idea to give the Money without attaching any strings to it. A new publius so philosophy on the other hand would find strings entirely compatible with his notion of the new federalism. Whatever or. Nixon a Choice May be Between his free Wheeling intellectuals it is Good to know that in one place in the United states the a Appeal to reason is still possible. Professor Sidney Hook May be disgusted with our a universities but he would find things very much to his taste in the it. P. School Board reviews gains made recent letters to the editor of the it. Pleasant news would seem to infer that the it. Pleasant Community school system is out of step with modern educational concepts and programs. It would seem Only fair that the Board of education review developments and financing of the school system which have taken place the past few years. In 1968 the Board of education employed the Iowa Center for research in school administration an organization of education experts to prepare a Basic five year development program for the school. Too following completion of the study and a Public presentation of their finding the Board appointed five Lay committees to provide specific recommendations on curriculum finance policy site acquisition and building and administrative organization. Thousands of Man hours were donated to the school District by men and women from the District employees of the system and members of the Board. A course of action was developed and action taken. Substantial curriculum expansion has been made As a result of the study report and com Mittee work. Fifty percent of our students Are non College bound and several programs have been developed to better prepare them for Post High school. Most recent is the vocational tech program which is in its first year of operation. Vocational writing and individual writing courses have also been adopted for non College bound students. The Advance placement English curriculum is one of the outstanding Success stories in the state of find kidnapped girls arrest one suspect Mobile Ala. Up a the Fri said today two Little Sisters kidnapped from their Butler Ala., Home had been recovered unharmed in Missouri and one of the alleged kidnappers arrested. The Fri said the girls Tina Cain 3, and Tiffany Cain 2, were found in the car of John Charles Mes sick at Liberty Missouri Messier 21, of Tucson ariz., offered no resistance the Fri said although a .357 magnum revolver a .38 Caliper pistol and a .22 Caliper Rifle were in the car. A search was on for a second Man identified As Donald Bradford Lee Jones 23, of Jacksboro tex., the Fri said. Jones is a Stepbrother of mrs. Debbie Cain 19, the Mother of the children who is living in Tucson. The Fri said the Little girls had been taken to a private Home in Kansas City mo., pending the arrival of the father Allen Cain from Alabama. The children a parents Are separated and Cain who works for an Oil testing company in mis Sippi had custody of them. Last services at Faith lutheran s present location Faith lutheran of the City plans its last full service at the location on Broadway this sunday in its two services at 8 30 Arn. And 10 45 Arn. The congregation plans to move All of the Church furnishings from the present location next tuesday evening with the exception of the pews. There will be two lenten services in the present location at 511 Broadway the one this thursday evening at 7 30 . And next thursday evening the congregation plans a 15-minute Farewell service at the location on Broadway on March 8 and two services of dedication at to am. And 3 . On March 8 of the new Church. Individuals interested in attending these last services of the Church on Broadway and the planned dedication services of the new Church have a cordial invitation to attend. Goal line to meet the goal line club will meet at the rec tonight at 7 of clock. White House office building. Distributed by King features Syndicate Iowa in addition to garnering National recognition. During the summer of 1969 the Board authorized a special curriculum committee to study 7th and 8th Grade English and social science grades i through 12. This summer a second teacher committee has been funded to study mathematics and science curriculum and will make their recommendations. In addition during the past five years the following new courses have been added in grades 7 through 12 dramatics writing lab journalism personal typing business Law secretarial practice Advance Spanish psychology Home and society Junior business training comparative economic systems Advance placement history shaping of Western society and others. Other important developments have Are taking place at All Levels in the school grades k-12. Historically College bound students from our school system have a High level of academic Success and achievement in colleges across the nation. They Learned the basics in our schools and those who have applied their skills have been Well rewarded. Too in the area of a new school site and building the Board has met with the school architect on several occasions. The Purchase of a site will be announced in the very near future and target dates for a new High school will be established at the appropriate time. The Board of education must not be stampeded into making emotional and or premature decisions particularly when a million and a half Dollar building program is involved. The Board is fully aware that present building facilities Are bursting at the seams. Too critics of the school system should be very careful when making Cost comparisons and talking about per Pupil Cost valuations and villages. In most instances the local teacher student ratios have been Ideal. Buildings have been Well utilized. School administrators through the years have been Good business managers. This in itself leads to efficiency and surely efficiency is not old fashioned. Substantial academic improvements have and Are being made without spending this school tax District into the poor House. Millage on the school portion of property taxes for 1969 payable 1970> is 43.64 Mills. In addition 6 Mills was deferred from the 69 tax asking by utilizing $150,000 of unencumbered surplus. This Means that the True millage figure is approximately 50, and with the exception of non recurring expenditures this 6 Mills must be added to the 1970-71 budget before any of the expected increases for wages supplies facilities and or other programs Are considered. If we assume Normal increases for the coming school year we Are probably looking at a millage in the area of 53 to 55. This does not include possible funding for a new High school. Cost per student for 1968-69 was $550 versus the state average of $680 for All schools with enrolments of 2000 up to 3000. For the 1969-70 school year the local estimated Cost per student is $665, an increase of 21 % Over the previous year too when adoption of academic enrichment or activity programs Are considered it is the vested responsibility of each individual Board member to Analyse pass judgment and reach a decision based on his evaluation of priorities existing programs that require additional funding and whether or not economies can be made to fund new programs. We believe in our educational in station and the commendable Job done in the past and in the plans for the future. There Are approximately 10,000 citizens in this District. 2,500 students. And some 150 employees. It is the moral and Legal responsibility of me Board of education to act in the Best interests of All. Too the Board is grateful and appreciative to the residents of this school District who have worked for and supported their schools for so Many years. A Board of education it. Pleasant Community schools Miles Nesbitt Duane Thomas Ken Rogers Marvin Hunting Elmer Wagler front Row from left Jay Smith Phillip Semler Joe Leonard Douglas Swartzendruber Joe Williams Danny Weir and Larry grist Back Row Marty Phillips Mike Brau Pat Brail David Wettach David Bentler and Mike Williams. Scouts pick up trash around Lake Geode state May divert Road funds for use in pollution control by Harrison Weber used from this fund for them amp nudes Moines idea a the an facture of License plates which ser to the administration s fiscal would leave a Shade under $10 Mil dilemma May be diverting about $10 lion going directly into the Road use million in Road funds for water pol lax fund Lution projects and old age assist i a a 0 Ance. The tax on motor vehicle fuel governor Robert d Ray reported after refunds Are deducted nets the in is giving serious thought to rec amp Tate about $80 million a year commending such a switch in funds. Those familiar with the plan to Ray is caught in a financial divert funds say they done to like to take any Money from the Highway commission but it boils Down to a matter of priorities. One possibility would be to take somewhere in the neighbourhood of some of the members of scout troop 28 pause in their collection of trash around the shores of Lake Geode saturday feb. 21. As one of their Community service projects the boy scouts of this troop last year collected trash around the Shoreline at Geode state Park in canoes. At that time they had Well Over a pick up truck Load full of trash and tin cans. This year because boy ice and the trash shown Here rep j was made possible through the co resents Only a part of that which operation of Henry Savage was collected during the Day. This officer and de Lawrence squeeze. On one hand he has promised that there will be no general tax increase. Still he wants to take advantage of a new Federal program on water sc.6 million from the Road fund and pollution control which Means a designate it for operating the High state expenditure of $5.5 million. Way patrol. While this is a Book the state could also be faced with keeping transaction theoretically it a near crisis if the states old age a could free $6.6 million now coming assistance allowance checks Are a1 from the states general fund for Lowed to drop from the present j other uses such As the water poll Park 15105 t0 $84 �?T1ws is what wil1 Hap ton pro8ram and old age assistance pen if the legislature does no to make i Grants. Park a supplemental appropriation of obviously is another sad co Mem attendant and in addition to pro r,k0ut $3 2 million for old age As tary on the state of pollution of Viding a Chance for Community distance by april i. Rapidly diminishing Park and wild j service and conservation of re life refuges. Sources in the Community it Points 1 according to reports a around All of this trash had been left up the need for individual aware 11le Rotunda a is thinking of using within the past nine months prob Ness with regard to conservation. Itlie major portion of the to per ably in Large part by the same Type Effort is required on the part of two a thirds of sales 1 of person who remarked to one of j everyone to prevent a gradual de lax boing to the Road use tax fund of previous the people collecting trash a a ainu Tcline of our Park system. Assistant j10 underwrite these two programs the Spring that a shame and then proceeded scoutmaster John Becker and estimated this source of Rev scoutmaster or. Robert Wettach a commitments during they combed the Shoreline using to throw his Beer can into a Bush nue for the fiscal year beginning some legislators and others believe the Highway commission for the next couple of years will have a a a surplus of funds for building primary roads. They contend that even at the record rate of construction that the Highway commission will not be Able to obligate All of its funds for building primary roads. So there May be an attempt to no one injured in Yaap explosion Middletown up a a predawn blast at the Iowa army ammunition Plant caused thousands of dollars of damages to a building and equipment today but resulted in no injuries. The explosion which occurred at 5 45 a. M., completely destroyed a 36-feet by 56-feet building in which Small arms ammunition components were stored. George Mathis the plants Public information officer estimated the Dollar loss at least $27,000 a the original Cost of constructing Alert on counterfeit Money orders Here the it. Pleasant chamber of Commerce a Alert system was put into effect Early tuesday afternoon in an attempt to head off the passing of counterfeit . Postal Money orders locally. According to postmaster Wendell t. Smith the Money orders were in $100 denominations. Serial numbers of the counterfeit orders Are 3809515971 thru 999, and 3817260100 thru 299. The Remitter is listed As ted Brusch 1326 Glenway Newton Iowa and the Payee is listed As Eldon Strong or Eldon Strang. The Post office validating stamp being used is unofficial according to Smith. It is believed that the counterfeiters Are driving a baby Blue Pontiac Bonneville. Any citizen with information should Contact local police or the Post office immediately. No motor driving charge dismissed a charge of operating a motor vehicle while his License was under suspension against William Dennis Taylor Rome has been dismissed in District court on recommendation of county attorney James Morrison. Investigation revealed that Taylor was sitting behind the wheel of a car with no motor in it which was being towed last summer. Since there was no motor in the car Morrison recommended that the charge be dismissed. The building. The cause of the explosion not immediately known. Was opposes wiretapping explosion destroys three buildings in town Lyle Minn. Up a an expo 1 Sion ripped through the main Street of this Iowa Minnesota Border town this morning and destroyed three buildings. The blast which went off around 6 a. M., destroyed the gambles de Par met store a Beauty Salon and the Lodge of the knights of pythias. Million. The precedent for diverting Money from the Road fund was established i by the 1969 legislature when it took $1.7 million from this source for j Drivers education. In addition $1.2 million is being sleds and garbage cans along the this Community service project companies the boys on this project j Luly a w111 be approximately $12.8 tie Down the fund Transfer so that the reduction comes off the primary Road fund rather than cities and towns or secondary roads. The present split on the Road fund is 47 percent for primary highways. 15 percent for cities and towns 29 percent for secondary and nine percent for farm to Market roads. Firemen from Lyle St. Ansgar Waterloo idea a Robert Iowa it and Austin Minn., fought the Fulton democratic candidate for Blaze which accompanied the sex governor stated today his oppose j Losion for two hours before con tion to the electronic surveillance Taining it. The blast was believed Bill pending before the Iowa leg i caused by some leaking bottled Gas Slature. In the gambles store. . Turns Over bilt base to s. Vietnam Saigon up a the United states turned Over one of its biggest bases to the South vietnamese army today As part of president the pressure has been on from cities and towns for financial assistance from the state. Republican leaders see the water pollution Grant program serving a dual purpose by helping cities and towns financially while also going a Long Way in cleaning up Iowa a Rivers and streams. Congress has increased the Federal assistance for water pollution control projects from $214 million to $800 million a year. Thus Iowa a Dollar comparisons show tax increases House votes to permit cities to build fund Des Moines up a a Bill to give the states cities and towns an alternate method of funding capital improvements was reconsidered and passed by the Iowa House today. Rep. Leonard Andersen a Sioux City said his Bill would allow a City Council to improve a two Mill property tax Levy to build up Money for capital improvements. Taxpayers going to the Henry county courthouse now to pay their real property and personal property taxes Are finding that they Are considerably More than a year ago. This was no great Surprise to most taxpayers if they followed the information published in the news about taxes Over the last several months. The first tip off that there would be a substantial increase came last summer when the budgets for the various subdivisions of the county were published. In almost every subdivision if not All the Askings were higher. Further evidence that increases could be anticipated came in the millage levies As published in the news a few weeks ago. Villages Are the amounts of taxes that must be paid on each Dollar of valuation in order to raise the amount of Money requested in the budgets too the Dollar totals that the taxpayers Trust dig up have been com i piled in the office of the county auditor. The comparisons this year Are figures including both real and personal property taxes instead of property taxes alone. It. Pleasant must raise $241,186 this year to run the City government in All its aspects As compared with $215,216, nearly $26,000 More. For schools it. Pleasant Community District must pay $128,039 More than last year a $1,057,067 compared with $929,028. The increase is $128,039 despite the fact that the school District used $150,000 from accumulated surplus too new London District is paying Over $61,000 More for schools than last year a the new total is $335.-026. Waco District is paying Over $20,000 More and Winfield it. Union District about $45,000 More. An increase. New London about $8,000 More to pay Winfield nearly $2,000 Wayland Only $640 Salem nearly $700 More Hillsboro Only $110 More Olds about $800 More it. Union about $400 More Rome a increase is Only six dollars and Coppock a share in Henry county is Down by seven dollars. In the townships the total increase for All purposes a schools roads and township operation As Well As the combined Levy a is up Over one Quarter of a million dollars a $253,421. This year the total figure is $2,263,313 last year the total was $2,009,892, too totals of All taxes real and personal property in the townships Nixon a third phase withdrawal of j allocation could jump from $3 Mil 50.000 zone. More troops from the War . Generals in formal ceremonies transferred the Headquarters of the 18,000-Man . 1st infantry division at Lai Khe to the Saigon government. The 1st division known As the lion to $12.2 million a year. But this is predicated on the state contributing to these local sewage construction projects. The state does not presently contribute although the state does oversee the program. Under the current construction big red one is the largest unit but program the maximum fed among those to be withdrawn by eral Ald is 33 percent which Means april 15 in the latest phase of the a s7 be ent municipal contribution. Howe under the new act the it Vietnam nation program. Official military sources said Deral government will provide up to that already one of divisions three 55 percent of the costs if the state brigades had pulled out of com pays 25 percent leaving 20 percent Bat activity in preparation for the of the project to be financed by the pullout. I local government. Spokesmen said meantime that a state appropriation of $5.5 Mil american b52s returned from More lion would be sufficient to cover than 24 hours of bombing North projects approved since july i 1967. Vietnamese Supply convoys in Laos this would provide the base for a to attack targets in Vietnam. 1970 1969 Jefferson $183,874 $172,158 Wayne 296,049 276,281 Scott 234,450 203,108 Trenton 109,010 97,931 Marion 202,900 186,370 Canaan 284,506 246,959 Tippecanoe 150,992 134,283 Center 270,419 226,722 new London 209,491 178,473 Salem 127,097 115,303 Jackson 107,063 96,654 Baltimore 87,457 75,648 total 2,263,313 2,009.892 taxes in the corporations for corporation purposes 1970 1969 it. Pleasant $241,186 $215,216 new London 63,888 55,980 Winfield 45,905 44,098 Wayland 18,790 18,150 Salem 7,875 7,194 Hillsboro 3,993 3,883 Olds 5,770 4,962 it. Union 6,552 6,127 Rome 675 669 Coppock 289 o o 296 school taxes in the school districts within Henry county 1970 1969 it. Pleasant $1,057,067 $929,028 new London 335,026 273,979 Waco 393,826 373,358 Winfield 344.798 299,599 Harmony 30,359 29,086 cars collide at intersection a 1963 Chrysler driven by Chester w. Bain it. Pleasant and a 1962 rambler driven by Roger Kilpat 5 p. In. Bain was going South on new 218 and turned off on old 218 and his car collided with the Kilpatrick car stopped at the Stop sign. The left fronts of the cars were damaged an estimated $500 each $22 million water pollution program covering a year Span. Too besides being a giant step Forward in helping to reduce water pollution in Iowa it May be one Way out Tat Ray in his financial headache with cities and towns. For a Strong argument could be made that by appropriating Matching state funds the Ray administration was providing a Means for Many cities and towns to make necessary improvements to their water treatment systems at a greatly reduced Cost from nearly 70 percent of the project to Only 20 percent. Since Ray has taken such a firm stand against any general tax in a crease the question appears to be where to put the priorities. The an Ishwer for the time being apparent Bain was charged with making by u w �?o1 water pm Luluon 811 1 old an improper turn at an intersection a be ass Anoe but these Are Stop Gap measures by sheriff Van Crawford who in to explore Hilly Region of Moon in april Cape Kennedy up a Apollo 13 astronaut Fred w. Haise said today he and James e. Lovell plan to explore a Hilly Region of the Moon in april collect valuable sub surface i samples and possibly climb a Mound 250 to 400 feet High. Haise Lovell and Thomas k. Mat and problems the next legislature will have to wrestle with if the present general Assembly decides to take this course of action. False alarm firemen were called to Blue Bird Midwest at 10 28 p. In. Tuesday when the alarm sounded at the police station. It was a false alarm. Terse verse by a. C. Gordon live prayerfully religiously in tone the life you save will surely be your own

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