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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - January 28, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Section one 2 sections the it pleasant news vol. 92/no. 23 it. Pleasant Iowa wednesday evening january 28, 1970 Price to cents these Days by John Chamberlain a new use for Ellis Island when the indians moved in on Alcatraz Island in san Francisco Bay citing an old treaty that promised the red Man the use of a a abandoned government property it gave the country a leading exponent of Black capitalism or. Thomas Matthew of new York City an idea. There was Ellis Island once the Portal through which millions of immigrants had passed sitting uselessly in new York Harbor. Why not so the doctor asked let his Black capitalist negro National economic growth and reconstruction organization take Over Ellis Island Senate rejects House version on voting age Des Moines up a the Iowa Senate today rejected 28-31, the House version of the proposed constitutional amendment to lower the voting age in Iowa to 19 the Surprise vote came around noon shortly after the Senate had As a rehabilitation Community tor rejected a Democrat amendment a thousand negro families who would live there and work in various industries while their children were going to schools that would give them special attention the doctors project As forwarded to Washington almost gave heart failure to the people in the office of Robert Finch the Secretary of health education and welfare when a hey saw the Price tag on it. It came to $10,000,000. But then they read the details and their horror subsided. Or. Matthews it turned out was not asking for a Penny in Cash he was merely asking the government to a blend lease some of its surplus property including the empty buildings on Ellis Island valued at $5,000,000 for five years rent for a period. This sort of a blend lease of property that would otherwise remain Idle and the prey of vandals would not get into the National budget and would be a a Neutral from the standpoint of both taxation and inflation. Too or. Matthew s idea for utilizing Ellis Island to help his own people started to germinate when he was serving part of a six month sentence in the Federal prison at Danbury conn., for failure to pay Back income taxes. The sentence was commuted by president Nixon after two months of actual incarceration but Imp before or. Matthew had had time to notice the Federal government s penchant for wasting some of its resources. It so happens that the government is phasing out a Glove factory that has been used for rehabilitative purposes at Danbury. When the Alcatraz Indian Story sparked or. Matthews plan for Ellis Island he thought naturally of leasing the Danbury Glove manufacturing machinery and transferring it to one of the Many Idle Ellis Island buildings. At present Ellis Island is under a he jurisdiction of the National Park service. There Are some Twenty in acres and 550,000 Square feet of buildings which Are rather feebly lit up by a surplus Generator. The National Park service has no budget for guardians which Means that visitors can break and it Cal with relative impunity. If the government can a blend lease a surplus Generator to the Park service it could presumably deliver More excess generators for use in the factories that or. Matthew would set lip on the Island. If Bob Finch and his hew department advisers think Well of the Matthew proposition it can be worked out without going to Congress for either authorization or Money. The legislation to Sanction it is already on the books. When president Franklin Delermo Roosevelt was seeking a Legal justification for lend leasing armament to Britain his lawyers discovered Tho existence of an 1892 Law that gives the Secretary of War now the Secretary of defense it he Power to lend any government property not needed for Public use. Bob Finch is not the Secretary of defense but Mel Laird whose Pentagon now takes Bandolier from one of or. Matthews negro subsidiaries in the new York county of Queens is his Friend. The government has a sizeable surplus of portable generators and a big surplus of mothballed ships which could be used by or. Matthew to take raw materials to Ellis Island and bring Back finished goods to new York docks. Since working in the project or. Matthews negro has purchased a thirty foot Cruiser to go Back and Forth in new York Bay. Too generations of a old immigrants passed through Ellis Island creating one of this country a most vital traditions. The heyday of our a immigration period was once celebrated by Louis Adamic in his Book on a Ellis Island and Plymouth or. Matthew would like to see a a new immigration of native americans negroes and if they so choose puerto Picans create a new tradition by using a sojourn on Ellis Island to get their a a passports to the a a mainstream of american his that would have eliminated a stipulation from the proposal that would extend full adult Legal rights to 19-year-Olds. The House last week approved the proposed constitutional amendment Nixon veto still sticking Washington up a president Nixon a veto of an a a inflationary $19.7 billion school and health Money Bill appeared to be sticking today. The Bill a managers already were talking Compromise to get a substitute measure enacted. A House vote on Over Riding the veto was set for mid afternoon. Key lawmakers publicly or privately were forecasting the vote would fall Short of the two thirds majority needed to keep the measure alive. Nixon w to sent his veto message to the House tuesday said schools and health had top priority with him but that Congress had gone overboard to the extent of $1.2 billion More than he asked. Working against the most vigorous school lobby Ever seen around Capitol Hill Nixon held the Way open for Compromise. His aides said later he would perhaps be willing to accept $200 million of the extra unbudgeted funds carried in the Bill for so called impacted school districts. But also tacked onto the measure the stipulation that 19-year-Olds be allowed to be sued to drink Beer and liquor and to enter into contracts and marry. The measure which was first adopted by the Senate in 19g9, thus went Back to the Senate for concurrence in the House adopted amendment. But the Senate democrats gained at least one Victory when they joined forces with 14 republicans to push through the amendment that would allow 19-year-Olds Ito serve in the House of representatives. A similar amendment was rejected by the House last week. Republicans control both House and the Senate. In the Senate the Republican margin is 44-17 and in the House the margin is 86-38. Democrats contended that the right to vote should be considered in a constitutional amendment to the voters while the Issue of assuming adulthood rights should be left to the legislature. Ten republicans went along with rile democrats in attempting to separate the two issues. House refuses to override Nixon veto Washington up a president Nixon scored a Clear Cut Triumph today when the House refused to override his veto of a $19.7 billion school and health Money Bill he declared was inflationary. Nixon a first maj it a vote was sustained when the democratic House leaders failed to Muster the two thirds vote required to override his objection. House leaders planned an immediate huddle on what to do next. One plan suggested by key members on both sides of the Issue was to Repass the identical Bill but with reseal Loans authorized announcements concerning availability of Price support reseal Loans on feed grains for the 1970-71 period have been made by the . Department of agriculture according to Dale h. Awtry executive director of the Iowa agricultural stabilization and conservation service ass. Farm stored feed grains authorized for reseal Are Oats and Barley a 1965 through 1969 crops. Corn and Grain sorghum a 1967 through 1969 crops. Reseal is not authorized on 1964, 1965 and 1966 crops warehouse stored feed grains authorized for Extension Are Oats and Barley 1967 through 1969 crops. Grain sorghum a 1969 crop. Extension is not authorized for 1967 and 1968 crops Corn a no extensions authorized. Awtry said announcements on reseal Loans on wheat and soybeans will be announced later. County Sells Walnut logs the Henry county Board of supervisors accepted the High bid tuesday morning for 14 Walnut logs to Wayne Nobel of Wapello. Total Board feet in the 14 logs was estimated at 1260 and the bid accepted amounted to $561 or approximately 45 cents per Board foot. There were a total of five responsive bidders. Some years ago the county purchased 3.8 acres in Section 28 of Jefferson township in order to eliminate the necessity of building a new Bridge. The logs Are located on this county owned tract. Plane with nine Falls into Lake Cleveland up a a two engine tag airlines plane in route from Cleveland to Detroit with nine j persons aboard crashed into ice covered Lake Erie about 20 Miles Northwest of Here today. The coast guard said there apparently were no survivors. It was the first crash for tag airlines a commuter line in the great lakes area which is in the process of becoming a major scheduled airline. The plane a dehavilland Dove was flight 730 which departed Burke Lakemont Airport Here at 7 38 a.m., est for Detroit City Airport there were seven passengers and two Crew members a Board. Four fillings and one extraction leave Homer of sea world s performing elephant seals a sorry sight in san Diego Calif it took four dentists and enough novocain for six people toothaches to get Homer through it. House backs Bill on san Francisco girl kidnapped Iii Manila vending machines Des Moines up a despite agriculture officials claims that members were casting j a emr. Mezvinsky is not totally a vote for special interests the to concerned with consumer protect a House today approved a Bill tion. His amendment is merely an de into an exclusive suburban girls Manila up a the son of a prominent filipino politician Barg drafted by the vending machine Industry to regulate vending machines. The measure was passed 93-24 and sent to the Senate Over the objections of Strong food inspection advocate Edward Mez Vicky a Iowa City. Ross Miller president of tag airlines said the twin prop plane was about to years old and capable of carrying nine passengers and a Crew of two. A we have no information on survivors a a spokesman for the airline said. A spokesman for the coast guard said communication with the plane Mezvinsky offered two major amendments to the Bill both of which were overwhelmingly defeat attain it to carry on a personal dispute with the department of agriculture a he said. Too several legislators supported the amendment to give health officials the authority for food inspection. Rep. Adrian Brinck d West Point called the agriculture department a a catch ally and claimed inspection procedures were Only placed under that department be i cause the health department did not exist when inspections began. Was lost shortly after Takeoff. No Sands of vending machines which Mezvinsky a first amendment j would hav amp removed All inspection authority from the Iowa depart a the legislature must have ment of agriculture and placed it thought it was better to put auth with the department of health. Ortity under the agriculture depart the second amendment he said ment rather than the Secretary of would require inspection of thou state a Brinck said. Distress signal was received. The plane disappeared from the radar at Selfridge air Force base near Detroit at 8 10 a. In. The fact was reported to coast guard air sea Rescue in Cleveland. Too Gale warnings were up Over Lake Erie Early today but the u. S. Weather Bureau said a Good flying weather prevailed at the time of Takeoff. A we found some wreckage on a were not included under the original Bill. Too the House approved measure provides for annual vending machine inspections but would require no inspection of machines which dispense non perishable food items such As Candy bars beverages crackers and cookies. In addition establishment s which have vending machines would be required to pay a $3 an piece of ice in the last known Nual licensing fee. Legislative fiscal position of the plane a the coast director Gerry Rankin estimated guard said. A apparently the a the inspection program would Jor portion of the plane went uncover about 10,000 machines but factory know How and the raw materials. His work with drug addicts there Are two Hundred at his addict treatment Center in Harlem and one Hundred and fifty More Ai his Hospital in Queens would be useful in rehabilitating negro families who elected to become Ellis Island residents for a period. As an activist or. Matthew is ready to go ahead. All he needs is some activist support in hew. Distributed by King features negro subsidiaries can Supply the \ Syndicate. De water. There were no apparent survivors. We done to know if the Pilot tried to land on the the coast guard sent two helicopters the cutters Bramble and Kaw and a 44-foot Rescue Craft to the scene. The Federal aviation Agency a would Cost the state about $2,800 for additional inspectors. Mezvinsky strongly protested to excluding certain types of machines from inspection. He claimed that the legislature was merely giving a rubber stamp of approval to a Bill which would Benefit the traffic control Center at Oberlin Industry not the health standards Ohio started an investigation of of Ovva and the welfare of the 4th at 7 30 pm to my Ullh the Manila Confer on resolutions meeting in special session tuesday evening the i. Pleasant Community school Board held further discussions with the professional relations committee of the it. Pleasant education association. The Board and pea Are working jointly on a Resolution which would extend official recognition to tile teacher s association As the official organization of teachers certified within the school system. No formal action was taken and a third meeting will be scheduled in the near future. A special Board meeting was scheduled for wednesday february College tuesday night fired two shots and dragged away a pretty California girl who had spurned him. Police immediately began a search for Deborah Stevenson 20, of South san Francisco and her suspected Abductor Cris Lecaroz 20, son of a mayor and Nephew of a governor and congressman. Lecaroz rushed into the girls dormitory at Maryknoll College a roman Catholic school in suburban Quezon Cit Quot and chased the j girl firing two pistol shots that sent other students screaming from the building police said. No one was Hurt. Too Lecaroz with an accomplice j cornered miss Stevenson in the lunch room dragged her out of the building at gunpoint and fled in a taxi according to the official to a lice report. I later a nun at the school said she received a Telephone Call from a girl who sounded like miss Stevenson but that the Call was Cut off before the caller could Complete a sentence. The Stevenson girl a 5-foot-6 Brunette freshman met Lecaroz last May during her reign As a local Beauty Queen and they courted until bust week when she broke off the Romance during a quarrel friends said. Too her guardian in the Philippines miss Soledad Lavadia described Lecaroz As a quiet youth who nevertheless might become irrational and harm miss Stevenson. Police said his father Vicente is the mayor of san Juan South of expect . To observe cease fire Saigon up a president Nguyen Van Thieu will announce a 24-hour cease fire for the tet lunar new year informed South vietnamese government sources said today. The communists already have announced a four Day truce for the Tot period. Thieu said in an official statement he a still needs time to observe the situation before making any announcement but government sources predicted he would go a Long since both sides have observed Holiday cease fires for years. Tet is on feb. 6 and the North vietnamese and Viet Cong announced they would of Orve a four Day truce beginning at 7 a. In. On feb. 5. Too More than 500 u. S. Marines in Jungle fatigues boarded a troop ship at Dan Nang today for Home the Vanguard of 50,000 americans leaving Vietnam under president Nixon a latest withdrawal. They sailed As military spokesmen said combat involving american forces was at its lowest Point since Jan. I. But said the command saw no significance in the comparative Lull. No added provision to let the prescient impound part of the Money. That alternative was suggested by Nixon in his veto message. The president nailed Down his win Nin i vote today by sending word of a Compromise Lin tier which schools getting Aid because of Federal a Impact would be guaranteed against drastic reductions. Too Nixon vetoed the Long delayed Money Bill for the labor and Ileal ii education and welfare depart naut and the office of economic Opportunity on grounds it was inflationary. It exceeded his budget by $1 2 billion. He also objected that it was drafted in a Way that forced him to spend All the extra Money. The pre. Ident had left the Way open for Compromise and key House gop members meeting with newsmen As the House convened suggested the form it might a Ake let Congress Repass the Bill with additional language to give Nixon discretion to withhold part of the school Aid Money under a a no hardship commitment. Sources said the president had in mind an allowance of possibly $442 million for Aid to school districts with a heavy Load of pupils whose parents work for the Federal government. This would compare with >600 million in the vetoed Bill and $202 million in Nixon a budget. The 1969 appropriation was $521 million. Court refuses l o consider Kirk suit Carswell Iii second Day of testimony Washington it up a supreme court nominee g. Harrold Carswell underwent a second Day of Senate committee questioning today on his racial views disavowing steadily any White supremacy attitudes in his judicial and personal viewpoint. At the confirmation hearing the Southern Federal appeals judge was asked by sen. Hiram l. Fong r Hawaii Quot do you Harbor deep in Washington up a the supreme court refused today to insider a Law suit by Florida gov. Claude r. Kirk or. Demanding that ill Stales be held to the same standards for school desegregation. Kirk filed a complaint directly n the High court Friday naming is defendants the 49 other states my Robert h Finch Secretary of health education and welfare. Too the court rejected his move in a Bree paragraph unsigned opinion. Quot the alleged emergency nature of the chums for Relief led the court to give expedited consideration to the motion and proffered complaint and having examined the complaint we conclude it fails to state a claim against any of the defendants warranting the exercise of the original jurisdiction of this court a the opinion said. Too Law suits by on state against another or against the Federal gov eminent must be filed directly in i he supreme court. School authorities in 14 districts Iii Florida an i four other Southern states have been ordered to integrate school systems by feb. I. The court did not act on a Sim your heart any racial prejudice a Ilar Law suit filed monday by Ala a a absolutely responded. Not a the nominee the crash. Last october. Tag won certification As a scheduled airline and was in the process of buying several Fairchild Turbojet to initiate expanded service. General Public. Quot if this is a people interest legislature As claimed by the majority party then you la have to support my amendment a Mezvinsky said. Without amendments the Iowa City Democrat claimed the Bill was a a farce and a ludicrous attempt at health too since the Bill deals with Public health Mezvinsky urged lawmakers to put inspections under the department of health. He has been a harsh critic of inspection proce since Friday in a drug crack Down dures under the agriculture depart on the Coe College Campus Here. Ment and especially under the sup Cedar rapids police tuesday a revision of Secretary l. B. Liddy. Rested Gary Miller and charged but rep. George Pierson r him with Sale of narcotic drugs and Oskaloosa who sponsored the Bill Possession of marijuana. He was said s attempt to change drool architect. Ninth arrest in drug crack Down Cedar rapids up a a 19-year-old Cedar rapids youth has become the ninth person arrested being held under $16,000 total Bond at Linn county jail. Inspection jurisdiction was Only a part of a personal vendetta against vote flashing lights for farm vehicles Des Moines up a a Bill that would require flashing warning lights on All slow moving vehicles sold after december 31, 1970 was approved. 44 13, by the Iowa Senate tuesday. The measure would require All tractors farm implements and Road construction vehicles moving at speeds less than 25 Miles an hour be equipped with flashing lights and a reflective device. Exempt from the use of flashing lights would be horse drawn vehicles which would require Only the reflective device. And his uncles include congressman Francisco Lecaroz and gov. Aristeo Lecaroz of Marinduque province. Miss Stevenson came to the Philippines in december of 1968 for a vacation with her grandmother mrs. Anna Villaflor of Burlingame calif., and liked it so Well she decided to stay miss Lavadia said. Opponents of the nomination were seeking More time to testify and thus to delay on a confirmation vote for the floridian who was nominated to the court by president Nixon last week in addition. Walter p. Reuther. President of the United Auto work i ers sent a Telegram to the 17 Mem hers of the Senate judiciary com Mittee urging them to reject cars Well As an associate Justice. Carswell was questioned mainly by Republican committee members on the second Day As a witness. Bania. Alabama named As defendants Finch and attorney general John n. Mitchell. Kirk also tried to obtain delay in the feb. I desegregation deadline. Kirk said total unification at mid term was a physical and financial impossibility for Florida. But on monday the justices refused to reconsider its decision and rejected Kirk a attempt to involve himself in the cases. Iowan killed near Muscatine i Muscatine it up it a a two car crash tuesday five Miles Northwest of Here killed one iowan and critically injured another. I the Iowa Highway patrol said Friday of this week is the last Ray Allen Houseman 45, Rural Day to Purchase Auto License plates j Moscow was killed when his car before the penalty applies. The i collided Headon with one driven by Auto License plate deadline is Friday killed in Corn shelling machine Massena up a Lewis Swain 51, Rural Conway was killed tuesday when he was caught in a com. Helling machine on his brother s farm near Here. Cass county sheriff Ben Maginil said Swain bled to death after his clothing became entangled in tile Belt of the machine. The Accident occurred on the Lester Swain farm about four Miles South of Massena. Courthouse is closed on saturday the last Day of the month so purchases must be made no later than Friday terse verse by a. C. Gordon tile sharper is the Point of conscience Spear Lyle Esmoil. 56, Rural Muscatine on a Muscatine county Road. Esmoil was hospitalized in Creti the lesser do we feel Cal condition. Temptations fear
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