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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - July 3, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news i a _ a a Price to cents partly Cloudy vol. 92, no. 156mf. Pleasant Iowa Friday evening july 3, 1970 these Days by John Chamberlain the two sides of the Berlin Wall Wert Berlin a Zohne Mich a say the Yozing in Germany when War with the East is mentioned a a without so it is entirely understandable that when West German Chancellor Willy Brandt met with East German prime minister Wuu Stop at Kassel to discuss the possibility of East West easements there was a vast clutching at straws merely because no one broke any furniture. There is no denying the hunger and the vast sent pressure for peace that lies behind the Brandt venture in Ost Pottick. One listens sympathetically to the West German yearnings a and then one gets a first sight of the Berlin Wall. It Isnit a High Wall but the refinement of psychological torture that tops it a a system of rolling pipes or tubes that would turn in the hand if you tried to wet 6 grip to vault Over into Freedom a seems the final obscenity. I had never seen this particular aspect of the Wall described. If the East berliners weren to locked in by a final ingenuity of construction communism would crumble. This is Why Willy Brandts Ost politic impresses one As next door to being future. Communism has to remain rigid in order to be communism. The czechs found that out. Too our party of visiting journalists went into East Berlin by the elevated Railroad getting off at the Friedric Strasse station to pass the hard eyed guards and customs men who seemed to take considerable amusement from the fact that the name on my passport was Chamberlain. One of them pointed it out to another and they both laughed probably repressing a temptation to ask Why unlike Neville Chamberlain i had no umbrella to declare. We were forbidden to take notes or to carry paper which is a hardship to any reporter who values precision. The general impression of what the communists Are doing to rebuild the Upter Den Linden area the Alex ande Platz and the Long Street now known As the Kart Marx Allee is however unforgettable. Richardson cuts funds from schools Washington up a hew Secretary Elliot l. Richardson after Only nine toys in office has ordered Federal funds Cut off to three Southern school districts for failing to desegregate their schools. A this is a very decisive action on the part of or. Richardson a said one hew civil rights official at the department of health education and welfare. But other hew sources denied that the move indicated the department was shifting emphasis from court action to fund cutoffs to achieve school desegregation. Too Richardson who promised at a news conference june 26 that he would use in a a appropriate cases the cutoff procedure widely used during the Johnson administration said thursday he would maintain communications with the three Southern districts in Hopes of bring them into compliance. Affected by the order Are the Henry county Board of Public instruction in la Belle fla., Chester county schools in Chester s. C. And Nacogdoches Independent school District in Nacogdoches Tex. Until thursdays fund cutoff was announced hew had used the procedure Only once since the administration announced in july 1969, that it would rely mainly on court suits to Force desegregation instead of Cut offs. Nearly 400 students enter second half of band program the band department of the it. Pleasant Community schools has been a sweltering Bee hive of activity these past few weeks As More than 390 students enter the second half of the summer band program. Tie ninety beginner students mostly fifth graders this fall under the direction of Keith Thomas Are meeting each week in groups of like instruments. After the initial instruction which included assembling and taking apart their new instruments and learning to blow those first notes the beginner band students met the following week altogether As they will each wednesday morning at 8 30 through july 22. Scott Boal a High school band member has been a valuable asset in instructing this group. The next step in advancement is the Cadet band where approx week As they attend their lessons and the balance will be issued next week. Tentative plans Call for issuing Junior High uniforms the last week in july but students will be notified. Cadet band uniforms will be issued at the direction of Tony Kullmer new instructor of elementary music. The band directors Are Happy that some new instruments have been purchased Fey the it. Pleasant Community school and band members Are receiving training on these. Might leave Penn . Without Power up Philadelphia Utility firms filed suit thursday night threatening to Cut off pow three and steam Power to the Railroad. The petition asked u. S. District court judge John p. Fullam. Over or to the bankrupt Penn Central seers of the railroads reorganize Railroad unless its Bills were paid tion attempt to order payment of the suit which also asks for an the estimated $2.3 million due to estimated $2.3 million in Back pay Utility charges since june 21 when ment was filed hours after the in bankruptcy papers were filed. Testate Commerce commission an j a a bounced plans in Washington to Fullam was out of town when begin a full investigation into Why the petition was filed late thurs the Railroad went broke. And was not expected to act o o o until monday when he returns. The action was filed jointly in the petition also requested that a petition by the Philadelphia elec Penn Central the nations largest Trie co., consolidated Edison of Railroad pay All subsequent charges new York inc. And the Penney for Utility services on a weekly Vania Power and Light co. The basis within 24 hours after receipt three firms Supply electricity Gas of Bills. Washington up a these lecture service says Young men holding draft lottery numbers mately 70 sixth Grade students in i above no. 195 will not be called for you come in from West Berlin where people swarm and the streets abound with life until past Midnight. The scale of West Berlin is human. Around the Alexander Platz in East Berlin the is apparently to Dwarf the people. The new buildings a and there Are a lot of them a Are in the Stalin i Gan Tesque Mode. But it is the open spaces that intimidate there could be no building of Cobblestone anti marxism barricades Here and nothing could Stop the tanks from turning Comers. Mussolini i believe was the first Modem dictator to understand the intimidating uses of distance he forced his visitors to walk Down a tremendously Long aisle to his deck. The communists seem to have made this a first principle of architecture and City planning in the rebuilding of the Center of East Berlin. The great facades and the empty spaces Are in a Way a Potemkin Village for looking Down the Cross streets one sees Dingness and meanness. But you Arentt supposed to go Down those Side streets you Are supposed to be awed while big brother watches you at the Center. Too we had heard in the West German Republic that West Berlin had become cynical about Freedom. The actions of the Young at the free University anarchistic As in our own american universities were mentioned As a portent of the future. But the older West berliners deny the significance of the local Campus eruptions. The cynicism in West Berlin you Are told is Trench humor an attempt to make tribulations funny so you can stand them. At the cellar restaurant of Zur Kneiple one of the first polite cabarets the owner broke off his party for us at one in the morning because As he explained it he had to get up Early to take his entertainers to a local prison. Whatever the motives for bringing wit and music to prisoners they do not seep to be covered in the word of Chancellor Brandt May eventually see his dream of a United Berlin come True if on some Distant Day a few million red chinese pour into Siberia causing frantic efforts in Moscow to make deals with the West in order to insure that it win be Only a one front War. But assuredly there will be no tumbling of the Berlin Wall Short of Moscow a own extremity. The obvious fact is that East Ber no 195 top in August Call Independence Day makes the biggest of All old glories top news. It is hanging on Side of Hudson a department store in Detroit. The Flag is z65 feet Long and 104 feet wide. Each Star is six feet in diameter and each Stripe is eight feet wide. It takes a Crew of 55 to unfurl it. Us artillery pounds cambodian targets Saigon up a . Artillery Fie targets 5 to to Miles inside near the South vietnamese Border Cambodia would continue As part pounded targets in Cambodia in of the american policy of inter the first three Days following the dieting communist Supply and com tier the direction of Harold Dodd Are having weekly lessons in Small groups and a Complete band practice each thursday morning at 8 30. This is a promising group who Are making rapid Progress. One Hundred Twenty seventh and eighth Grade band students Are Busy in preparation for their appearance at the county fair on thursday night july 23 at 7 00. This group directed by Harold Dodd meet each tuesday morning at 8 30 As a massed band in addition to their regularly scheduled weekly lessons where they Are grouped according to their Grade this fall and the instrument they play. High school band members numbering approximately 116, also meet As instruments of a kind for weekly lessons and in addition a limited number of private lessons Are Given As the schedule will permit. Keith Thomas director of the High school band is working with these students and has scheduled lessons after supper on tuesdays to accommodate a number who have conflicts with work. A summer marching band pageantry class is meeting on tuesday and thursday mornings under the direction of or. Thomas who is assisted by Van Rommel Jim Ferron Jane Prottsman and Linda leu All 1970-71 senior members of last years no. I rated marching band. Students attending the pageantry rehearsals Are ninth graders this fall new band members and others who want or need to Brush up on their marching drills. The group is preparing for their annual appearance As the a marching Panther band at mid West old threshers. Band department secretory Esther Praetor and Dana Marshall have been Busy with music schedules files and the issuing of uniforms. High school upperclassmen Are being issued their uniforms this induction through the month of storms hit in Iowa City and d. M. Up Strong thunderstorms a Compa toed by High winds and lightning did widespread damage across parts of Central Iowa Early this morning with heaviest damage reported in Iowa City and Des Moines. Power lines were Down to Iowa City As the thunderstorm moved August and most potential draftees across the City about 2 30 suggests payroll tax to secure City Revenue Waterloo up a Waterloo mayor Lloyd Turner said Here thursday Iowa citizens deserve a total revision of the states tax Laws. Turner made the comments at a Public hearing on taxes the first predict death toll of some 560 to 660 vacationers up drove the nations of a series to be held across Iowa highways today seeking fun and withdrawal of All american forces from the neighbouring country military sources said tonight it was continuing tonight. The disclosure followed an announcement that 46 vietnamese civilians were killed when their boat struck a communist mine in a River near the demilitarized zone in the worst such incident of the War. A terrorist attack in the Mekong Delta killed another five civilians. Too military sources said the artillery fire which has been hitting a Aspeci above that number May finish their year of draft vulnerability without being called. Selective Bendee director Curtis w. Tarr to ordering local draft boards to restrict August calmp.5 to no. 195 and below said the reason for the ceiling is the influx of College students Toto the draft Pool now that their deferments have expired. A i done to actually anticipate Well go much further than our August ceiling to the remainder of 1970,�?� Tarr said. He did not elaborate on How Many numbers above 195 a much further might be. Since Early this year after last december a initial draft lottery local boards have been told not to process men with numbers higher than 215 for pre induction physicals. The August ceiling is Only five numbers higher than the one from which july a quota is being filled. Sponsored by a legislative interim tax study committee. He said cities and towns should be Given the authority to collect a payroll tax to secure additional revenues. Some 7,000 people work Council or dieted in Waterloo and use City services and 31,000 would but do not pay taxes Turner said. To can to stand an open comparison with West Berlin. The two cultures must be kept rigidly apart for of they weren to segregated toe communist culture would crumble in a fortnight. Distributed by King features Syndicate reverses conviction for writing on Flag Philadelphia up a the Pennsylvania supreme court ruling that a 1939 Law allows writing on the american Flag during a political demonstration thursday reversed the conviction of a former College student who carried a Flag marked a make love a not War in a peace rally. The court ordered the release of Stephen Haugh 23, former Penn state University student who faced a $200 Fine or a two month jail term. The incident occurred july 4, 1967, during a rally at the College in protest Over the Vietnam War. The opinion by Justice Samuel j. Roberts said the states 1939 Flag desecration statute prohibits writing on the Flag except in any a patriotic or political demonstration of considerable damage was reported in several camping areas just North of the City. Johnson county officials reported several boats were adrift in the Coralville Reservoir area. Officials Atoo report several trailers were moved off their foundations from High winds in the Bon Aire trailer court and the North Liberty trailer court. Too Iii Des Moines the North Wall of the new gymnasium in West Des Moines Valley High school was blown off by the High winds. School officials said there appeared to be severe structural damage to the building and extensive damage to some of the surrounding buildings. Rainfall from the storm ranged from an Inch in Brooklyn and Dike to .20 of an Inch in Rockwell City. The weather Bureau reported in the height of the thunderstorm activity wind gusts were reported As High As 70 Miles per hour in some spots. The storms brought temporary Relief from the weeks heat wave that has seen afternoon highs in the upper 90s across the state. The weather Bureau says cooler weather is on the Way for the Independence Day Holiday weekend. Preliminary hearing in Wilson Case relaxation Over the fourth of july weekend. Between 560 and 660 of them instead would find death the National safety Council said. And the Between 27,000 suffer disabling injuries. Count mounts to about 510 persons dead in traffic accidents. Last years three Day Independence Day weekend accounted for 609 deaths a preliminary hearing on the Council records show open murder charge in the Case of a a motorists must take special care Frank Edward Wilson in connect to drive defensively Over the holi tion with the death of Sharrine Day Pyle said Wilson will be held in the court of in addition to Dan is on Justice of the peace George Means highways the natio fre monday afternoon at one of clock Section association predicted 10.000 county attorney James said Friday. Thieves taking $850 million Washington up a thieves Are taking about $850 million Worth the Holiday began for the noun goo cos a year from docks Airport cil at 6 p.m., local time thursday carg0 terminals and hijacked trucks and ends Midnight sunday. Gen Ajani Bible d-nev., put this Council president Howard Pyle estimate on the value of stolen said that during a Normal 78-hour goods after listening to two Days weekend at this time of year the of testimony at Senate Small Busi Mun cations lines across the Border. The sources said the artillery fire from . 105mm, 156mm and eight Inch guns had been directed against specific targets and would not be used As harassment shelling As it is in some parts of South Vietnam. Officials of the Nixon administration had said earlier that american air strikes against Supply and communications arteries would continue after the american troop withdrawal which was completed last tuesday a this is the same idea As air one High ranking source said a it is against identified targets a clearly identified the source said the big guns also were being used in support of South vietnamese units operating in Cambodia. They said about 1,000 artillery rounds were fired into Cambodia on wednesday and thursday and that the shelling continued today. Ness subcommittee hearings. Bible said the pilferage and hijacking were at critical Levels a which harms the businessman while making the Public pay crime inflated the senator broke Down the annual losses this Way 700 million Worth of cargo stolen from trucks $100 million at sea a Honor America Day to Start at to july 4 f Ohio we port docks and warehouses and $50 Morrison persons Many of them a a a a a Fen would suffer serious injuries from to ult. A a. Bible conceded these figures were at that time the county attorney fir or. F. Nrs0ns were Only estimates. A until Federal regu will present evidence to show that the Nepa said five we la tory agencies examine their own Hest Kina one Sam in a there is Ream to to Wilson for consciences to determine whether i with up. Quot pop a who really Washington up a you done to have to think this country i perfect in order to Honor America on the fourth of july toe Rev. Billy Graham said today. A critical patriots May be the Best kind a he said in an interview there further court action. fireworks Haws of i they can or should inaugurate loss Wilson 24, was arrested june 29, a s a blindness were re reporting systems we can to even after the body of his wife Sharrine Manning and blindness know the True extent of crime in Kay had been found near her car ported. In a Creek along Brandywine Lane three Miles Northwest of it. Pleas up fnissii1g ant. I it diced losses except from admittedly Low insurance based loss totals a he said. Bomb explodes As he carries it in suitcase Al Capp cannot run against Kennedy Cambridge mass. Up a cartoonist Al Capp says he cannot run against sen. Edward m. Kennedy in the november election because of Massachusetts voter registration Laws. Capp changed his registration from Democrat to Republican sometime in the past few months. Hence he cannot meet the requirement that a candidate be a registered party member for at least a year. Capp said thursday he had asked several experts to examine the state Laws and was satisfied he cannot oppose Kennedy a bid for re election despite encouragement Compton Calif. Up a a Young Black Man was blown to pieces thursday in front of the police station in this predominantly negro Section of los Angeles when a time bomb he was carrying in a Brief Case exploded. The dead Man was tentatively identified As Tommy Ligh Harper at sheets motors agree on new contract with truck Drivers sheets motors. 300 West Monroe reported a car missing on thursday evening july 2, at 7 40. Tile 1963 Ford Fairlane station Wagon did not have the keys in it when stolen. Albia youth killed in truck Accident Iconium up a a to year old or. 23, Compton. Parts of his body Albia youth was killed thursday were hurled 200 feet. I when he was thrown off the rear of news not to be published saturday the it. Pleasant news will not be some reportedly from the White else Wax injured and a True which went out of Centro j Sec lir under there was Only minor damage to on a county gravel Road five Miles the station although All personnel North of Here and overturned were ordered out of the building the Iowa Highway Patroli Idem after the blast Shook the surround tidied the youth As Richard Eugene tag neighbourhood. Mccarty Riding in a truck driven police officials put a Security by Jack Lee Kellogg. 35. Albia. In All other los Jared in the Accident were Nellie Alert in effect to Angeles stations and persons entering those buildings had to present identification to officers. Detective sgt. Robert Ellis said police had no idea Why the victim Chicago up a Union and management negotiators agreed on a new contract for 50,000 Chicago area truck Drivers and re negotiated a National contract covering 450,000 Drivers it was announced Early today. Settlement of the 12-week old strike lockout in the Chicago area was announced by teamsters Union International vice president new contract Drivers in area would get $1.65 an hour Over 36 months. National teamsters Union officials and negotiators for National trucking firms then re negotiated the National contract in effect their country should acknowledge its faults and get to work to Correct Graham and comedian Bob Hope Are co chairmen of a Honor America Day a a sort of super colossal fourth of july Celebration which will be observed saturday to Washington and Many other cities and towns across the nation. Former presidents Harry s. Truman and Lyndon b. Johnson and mrs. Dwight d. Eisenhower Are honorary chairmen of the event. Graham will Lead off the Daylong program with an address before an interfaith religious service at the Lincoln memorial. The program beginning at to . Cot will be broadcast to the nation by All three major television networks and Many communities Are planning local tie in services it will open with a a National in the capital and across the nation Church Bells and Carillon will ring Auto horns will sound and factory whistles will blow for two minutes in a patriotic cacophony without precedent Kellogg Mother of the fatality and since april 2, and which had Given Rodney Mccarty a brother. Both Drivers outside of Chicago $1.10 an were treated at a Hospital and re hour Over three years. Leased. Officers said Kellogg published on saturday july 4. House that he do so under the new agreement sub who was Jet to ratification like the new Wax carrying the bomb or a Bare i Notta Jur at it a he was headed. He said there had of the truck because him it try been no threats or warnings. 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