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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - January 22, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Snow pleasant Price to cent set. Pleasant Iowa thursday evening january 22, 1970 n Ixon Calls f or funds to fight pollution in us my ils to Hon speech Cillen these Days it. Pleasant thespians and Tho drama department will Host forty j in schools for the one act play Section of Tho Iowa High school speech associations District contest january 23 and 24. Tile schools will present a one act play or a cutting from a play to last forty minutes. Three judges will rate the plays on i ii Iii scale with i signifying excellence in flu Fields of acting set design costuming lighting and directing with emphasis being placed on acting. Tile cast and Crew will Advance to the state contest if and when a i rating is received from at least two judges. Mph so a Miry is a Short production written by Moliere entitled a the doctor or. Spite of himself a shiftless woodcutter a Panarelle to be played by John Burrow quarrels with his wife Marline it Elaine Keef who promptly vows to find vengeance on her husband. Her Opportunity comes when she meets two servants who Are searching for a doctor to Curt their masters daughter. Martine proceeds to recommend her husband As an excellent physician capable of performing miracles. However she warns the two men that Lier husband requires a beating before he will by persuaded to practice lits medical knowledge. Armed with slapstick the two servants Hail a Panarelle As a great doctor whack him roundly whenever lie attempts to deny it and thus Force him int becoming a doctor in spite of himself. Fortunately the masters daughter is Only spamming illness to avoid a distasteful marriage. When a Panarelle is Able to unite her and her own True love she is miraculously cured and doctor a Panarelle is richly rewarded. Besides John and Elaine Kent Kiesey Kevin Wiley Steve Wettach Linda Mcneeley and Marty Neubauer have been selected for the contest play cast. The Community is Welcome to attend any or All of the contest plays scheduled to last from 4-10 p. In. January 23 and All Day saturday january 24. Towns in Southeast Iowa participating in the District contest plays and play readings Friday and saturday Iowa Valley new London Danville Ottumwa Waco English Valley Knoxville Junior High Walsh Knoxville senior High Tipton Iowa City West Eddyville Fairfield tri county Winfield it. Union Russell notre Dame Davis county Mediapolis Centerville Pekin and West High. By John Chamberlain Why abandon our Federal system last september the House of representatives passed the Ceiler Bill calling for a constitutional amendment that would abolish the electoral College and provide for election of the president by direct popular vote. Astoundingly the Ceiler supporters mustered considerably More than the two thirds majority needed for propositions involving constitutional change. Now the action passes to the Senate where Birch Bayh the Indiana Democrat who rides High during his Campaign years on a flood of labor Cash support has been pushing for direct presidential Choice from a purely technical party standpoint it would be insane for the republicans in the Senate to let Bayh have any sort of Victory. Democrats from the South have nothing personal to gain from direct presidential elections either it would forever kill their Hope of influencing their own party. The truth is that if the president were to be chosen by the so called raw vote system the South the great a a heartland of the Border states and the Rocky Mountain Region and Small Rural states everywhere would be at the mercy of a very few big population centers where in a close election it would be comparatively easy for skilled manipulators to steal enough votes to put their candidate Over. A follow his Lead in curbing Federal spending to Battle inflation. A i recognize the political popularity of spending programs particularly in an election year a Nixon a it ated. A but unless we Stop the Rise Iii prices the Cost of living for millions of americans will become unbearable and governments ability to plan programs for Progress for the future will become by Merriman Smith up White House reporter Washington up president Nixon asked the democratic Congress in a state of the Union i address today to vote unprecedented i billions to fight pollution and crime j but to Cut government spending in other areas to combat inflation. He also declared that in Vietnam a the prospects for peace Are far greater today than they were a year the president said the policies his administration is pursuing hold Hope that a America May have j the Best Chance since world War ii t to enjoy a generation of uninterrupted but the main thrust of his first state of the Union message dealt with the three major Home problems a pollution crime and inflation. At another Point he told the lawmaker it a it is time to quit i putting Good Money into bad pro a Grams. Otherwise we will end up i with bad Money As Well As bad 1 Nixon said he would submit shortly a balanced budget to Congress and in it he would recommend heavy new spending for the War against crime and pollution. Mccoid Beachy Becker and Panther honoured by Jaycees his achievements As an educator and Many of his contributions to his Community. Becker is quite Active As manager of the City Pool in the summer was Active in the Community Chest this past year and has an outstanding record As an educator Wallace stated. David Mccoid it. Pleasant attorney was named it. Pleasants outstanding Young Man for 1969 at the it. Pleasant Jaycees 21st annual Bosses night and distinguished service award banquet wednesday evening. In announcing the Winner Tony Bentler the Dsa Winner in 1961, cited Mccoid for his outstanding contributions to the Community among them being Secretary of the Henry county fair Board vice president of the Parent teachers association Vic president of the Community Chest vice chairman of fish and member of the Henry county Republican Central committee. This was just one of the highlights or the evening As the Jaycees honoured four outstanding men from the Community. The others honoured were Loren Beachy outstanding Young Farmer John Becker outstanding Yound educator and Joe Panther the 1969 Jaycee Boss of the year. Too Emmett Butler was the speaker and kept the crowd laughing throughout his talk with Many humorous stories and with his comments on the changes the world has undergone the past 40 years. Drug misuse Assembly at Olds rehearsals begin for the Hobbit in his traditional report to a joint session of the House and Senate which was broadcast to the nation Nixon said the ant pollution program he will submit will be Quot the most comprehensive and costly program in this Field Ever in the nations he asked that Federal funds to fight crime be doubled in the coming year. But the president coupled this with a demand that Congress which began its new session Mon Isi to spend $30,000 for construction his pollution fight he said w Ould include a Quot clean Waters program entailing spending $10 billion Over a five year period and other proposals would be aimed at clean air and other mounting environmental problems. A clean air clean water open spaces these should once again be the Birthright of every american a he said. Quot if we act now a they can be. Quot we still think of air As free. But clean air is not and neither is clean water. The Price tag on pollution control is High. Through our years of past carelessness we incurred a debt to nature and now that debt is being a special Assembly on drugs and drug misuse will be held Friday morning at to of clock in the Olds High school. The program presented by the now a City police department is open to All parents and any other persons who might be interested in this widespread problem. A the Hobbit a a play for children being produced by the it. Pleasant Community theatre and Alpha Psi Omega has been cast and rehearsals have begun. Tom and Karen Owen Are co directing the show which is scheduled for february 19, 20 and 21 in the social Hall of tile Iowa Wesleyan student Union. The cast list follows Bilbo Jim Darling Gandalf Terry Neil Thorin Karen Roseberry Collum Brooke Baxter Dwalin Hannah Volkmann Balin Pat Siemens Kili Susan Thuma fill Ruth Vantiger i it Ori Lora Pierson Nori Marcia Conner Ori Kristi Sammons oin Diane Johnston Gloin Janet Kuchenmeister Lifur Debbie Vance be fur Sandra Wesely bomber Susan Sammons grocery boy Cupil Touchette Bort Ken Seibert Essie Carol Brombaugh Tom to be announced great Goblin Sara Couchman attendant Goblin Connie co perish both during and after the successful Nixon Campaign of 1968 an acute Young political analyst Jeff Bell worked up some important memoranda for private circulation among Republican party leaders bearing on the Republican stake in opposing any drastic change in method of choosing our presidents. What we now have is a distinctly Federal As contrasted with what might be called an homogenized or unitary election system. As or. Bell Points out the Small state now gets a a non population based Bonus in the electoral College where the number of a state s senators is added to the number of its representatives to determine its total electoral vote. In the Case of sparsely inhabited Wyoming adding two senators to a single representative Means a a 200 per cent Mark up in presidential adding two senators to now Yorkus forty one representatives gives no comparable electoral vote increment leverage to the Empire state. In 1968 Nixon barely finished ahead of Hubert Humphrey in the raw popular vote. But by getting sixty five electoral votes in the Twenty smallest states As compared to Humphreys twelve and Wallace a six Nixon a electoral College Victory was undisputed despite the Wallace third party Challenge and the defection of an elector in North Carolina. The Small popular margin had become what or. Bell Calls a a Clear a and in sealable a electoral Joe Panther 1969 Jaycee Boss of the year was introduced by last years Winner Ken Rogers who pointed out that Panther is a lifelong resident of it. Pleasant and has been serving his Community As a businessman and a Leader in civic affairs for Many years. Ray not sure of about veto of income tax Lanny Larsh served As my and added several humorous touches to the evening As he introduced last years winners. Also introduced from the audience were these past Dsa winners Orville Allender 1949, Leo Brau 1952, c. R. Mccuen. 1958, Don alter 1961. Tony Bentler 1964, and Warren Foo 1967. Larsh was the Dsa Winner in 1962. Nixon railed the crime problem Home to Congress by expressing doubt that Many House members or senators would a dare to leave their cars in the Capitol garage and walk Home alone Nixon also listed legislative demands dealing with welfare equal voting rights and greater economic Opportunity for negroes and other minorities. He spelled out his general goal for the american people in the new decade by noting that in the 1960s. The nation enjoyed Prosperity but Al o crime inflation and social unrest. The president summarized a was a people we had too Many visions a and too Little vision. Now As we enter the seventies we should enter also a great age of Reform of the institutions of american the City Council decided wednesday night that it will not make a bid on the old National guard armory building which will be sold by the state to the highest bidder. At the last meeting the City had indicated it was interested in obtaining the building for use by the Street department but after checking with the Utility Board it appears As if there will be some available room for use by the Street department on the Scarff produce amp fuel property recently purchased by the Utility Board so the Council decided not to bid on the armory. There is also the possibility that a Metal building will be erected for the Street department in the future. Jaycee president Larry Marlow welcomed those in attendance and mentioned to the nominees that this years selections were particularly difficult not Only because of the Quantity of nominations received but also the Quality. A we received Over 50 nominations this year and this should make each Winner feel doubly honoured. While everyone can to be a Winner tonight there Are no real losers As the knowledge that someone has recognized your achievements and contributions and has taken the time to nominate each of you has to be rewarding in itself Marlow stated. The three Young men honoured As outstanding Are now eligible for state Competition which will be held in West Liberty on March 15. Beachy Oye was selected from Many nominations of Young area Farmers for his modern and progressive farm operation. A starting farming in 1067. He has achieved a tremendous growth in Corn and bean yields and made Many major improvements in his farm operations was the Way Mark Fitzpatrick the 1968 of summed up the winners achievements. Elven Queen Ruth Rommel first Elf guard Karen Brown second Elf guard Martha Meade smug Ken Seibert extras Doris Wallingford Diana Sammons Daniel Proctor. Dwight Wallace the Oye for 1968, introduced the 1969 outstanding Young educator John Becker by pointing out Many of the Midwest old threshers and settlers Assn. Is interested in the building and will Likely bid on it now that the City will not. Other interested parties May also bid on the building. Temperature up Snow follows George Washington had three secretaries of War during his two terms As president. Savings Ami loan directors officers named Winter weather shifted from one kind to another a to higher temperatures but with Snow a in the it. Pleasant Vicinity at the noon hour thursday. Temperatures moved from the sub Zero strata during the night and were up to 16 above at mid afternoon thursday. The climb was from 22 below wednesday night. In the meanwhile a snowstorm that had been predicted for the afternoon arrived Early. By shortly before noon the snowfall was heavy and before it abated about two inches had fallen. Reports indicated that this was the heaviest nov tax a in the area at the noon hour. Lowe t temperature recorded wednesday night on the Federal weather Bureau thermometer was five below. Some unofficial readings in the Rural areas were around to below. The Council accepted the bid on sheets motors the Only one received on a new 1970 police car. With the Trade in of a 1969 Ford police car the new Ford car will Cost the City $2,063. The Council adopted a Resolution providing for the issuance of $120,-000 of Street construction Bonds and levying taxes to pay for the Bonds which were sold recently. At the last meeting a Resolution providing for a Levy on $160,000 of Bonds was adopt a proposal of the Burlington fire department to enter into a contract with the it. Madison fire department for providing Aid to each other in Case of a bad fire was read but no action taken. The re has been a gentleman a agreement Between the two towns for Many years. Mayor Charles Hanna made a number of appointments. He reappointed Melvin Talbott to the City plan commission for five years and appointed Virgil lineman to fill the position held by Alice Benesh who resigned. Walter Hunt was reappointed and Richard Mcbeth and David Carrick appointed to the Board of adjustment. Max beavers was appointed to the it. Pleasant recreation commission. Should Telephone c of c reservations Don meth manager of the chamber of Commerce has requested that representatives of firms and individuals who plan to attend the chamber a 30th annual meeting and banquet phone their reservations by Friday evening Jan. 23rd. The chamber number is 385-3101. Terse verse by a c. Gordon the modern Creed of a doing ones things seems mostly True of Many persons who do not have a thing to do. A number of routine matters were discussed by the Council but no action taken. City clerk Rama Challem gave information on fees and rentals charged by the City for the Benefit of the new members
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