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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - March 6, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news fair vol. 92, no. 55mt. Pleasant Iowa Friday evening March 6, 1970 Price to cents these Days by John Chamberlain How goes the War on inflation id like to believe the Nixon fight on inflation is taking hold. The evidence though is still the other Way. Two doubting economists Pierre Rinfret and Eliot Janeway held a a strategy meeting in new York the other Day to consult not with their brother economists but with business people. Their conclusion after hacking things about was that a majority of our economists know How to talk about statistics which Are something that happened two months ago but done to know anything about the common sense of either business or life itself. The confirmation of this negative View of most of our economic wizards is glaringly pointed up in the most recent business letter of the Chase Manhattan Bank. On Page one the Chase economists say there is a a a significant slowdown in the u. S. Economy. So its Good news then for the inflation fighters alas on Page two of the same Bank letter there is a Long report on a the persistent Rise in capital the Chase sees this As a Paradox Why should businessmen be borrowing at High rates to build new plants a which put people to work at High construction costs when consumer markets Are supposedly slackening off too but it Isnit really a Paradox. The business that lets itself become encumbered with an antiquated Plant wont last very Long. Big business which has its ways of conjuring up investment Money will pay anything to keep from falling behind in the Parade. But the same is True for Small business insofar As it can Lay hold of any investment Money at All. For example a Young Man who makes a Good Quality of ski hat and Sells it throughout new England finds he must expand his marketing services or stand to lose out to a bigger company that will inevitably manage to come up with an equally Good ski hat itself. The Young Man has no alternative he must team up with a wholesaler who has marketing facilities he must enter the big time ski equipment shows and he must buy himself two additional looms. More Money must be borrowed to pay wages through the summer and to provide the yarn. The Banks charge High but so what interest is an income tax deduction and one either stays in the race or one folds. Board pea approves agreement the it. Pleasant Board of education approved a professional negotiation agreement with the it. Pleasant education association at a special Board meeting thursday evening. The Complete agreement is printed elsewhere in tonight a Issue of the news. In general the agreement recognizes the it. Pleasant education association As the official representative of the school s certified employees and is red cd a Oss Campaign in part of county the Henry county red Cross drive for funds is starting this week with letters mailed to residents outside of the it. Pleasant and new London areas. The activities of the Henry county chapter Are underlined in the annual mar. Campaign. The leaders heading the Rural drive Are mrs. Alexander Leith mrs. Charles Stevens mrs. Charles Fricke and mrs. Florence Linda Man All of the it. Union area. Tab Lishes procedures for discussing salaries welfare items and other mutually agreed upon matters. Following adoption of the in agreement the pea committee on salaries and welfare items presented their proposal for the 1970-71 teacher contract year. The proposal consisting of eight parts was As follows 1. We propose to change the Structure of the salary scale to an Index system incorporating a 5-by-5 horizontal and vertical differential 2. We propose to attach the administrators salary to the teachers salary by Means of Index 3. We propose to place All teachers on the proper step with respect to experience and education 4. We recommend that the present educational requirements be maintained 5. We recommend to continue the present policy of extending individual raises on the basis of extended contract periods 6. We propose that the insurance program adopted last year be extended to the family plan 7. We propose the fringe Benefit of teacher aids in the elementary schools 8. We propose a base of 7000 dollars equal to 1.00 on the Index scale the letters stress the need for although the exact total Cost was support of red Cross swimming not determined the proposal a programs in the county which geared to be about $250,000 or a provide instruction and water Safe proximately 25% More than certify programs for Over 1,200 students fied wages and welfare costs for the each year under trained instruct 1969 _ 70 school year it no action i Imp to fight government suit Washington up a t h e j a a Tony Boyle Over the since Mur United mine workers Union vowed dered Joseph a. A Jock Quot Yablonski. Today to fight a government suit Robert Waters chairman of the chamber of Commerce agricultural committee presented top Honor awards to Alfred Denning soybean yield Champion 2nd from left and Roger Mcallister Corn yield Champion 2nd from right. Mrs. Denning and mrs. Mcallister were on hand to witness the presentation at the awards banquet thursday evening. The us we a general counsel Edward l. Carey said the Union would vigorously fight Shultzz a suit. He charged that Shultz a by his decision to seek a new election disenfranchised 81,000 people who voted for Tony Yablonskiy a running mate in the election Elmer Brown said the courts should not simply void the election but reverse the announced result and declare him president since Yablonski is dead. Too Brown said at his Home in Mango county w. Va., that an investigation of the election would Fey ii i so Ayne flu up show a that a new election is not president Nixon said today the necessary but rather that i should United states has a no plans for in 1 6 App Inte Ltd president. To overturn the ump election. Labor Secretary George p. Shultz through the Judice department brought slut in Federal court thursday to void the dec. 9 election won by incumbent president w. A. / no plans to Send forces into Laos area Farmers honoured for top yields tors. First Aid courses Are also available in the county. Service men and their families have frequently called upon the local red Cross office for information and guidance and secured assistance of emergency nature in Over 80 cases during the past year. Contacts with members of the Mili try service anywhere in the world Are provided through the local red Cross Center under r. C. Challen Home service chairman 101 i w. Monroe Street in it. Pleasant. Was taken and the pea committee will meet with a Board of education committee next week. The Board met briefly in executive session to discuss site acquisition. The next regular Board meeting is tuesday March 10th. Keeping list of volunteers for threshers opening night at Mph for a music Many this is it opening night for the Mph version of a the music Many has arrived tonight a leading roles will be handled by seniors ted Boal and Marilyn Krabill. Professor Harold Hill Boal enters a Small Iowa meanwhile people with skills go on working. If their Union leadership pulls them out on strike they Moonlight for their skills Are generally marketable. You done to need any statistics to Tell you that skills Are at an All time Premium All you have to do is to try and find someone to repair your to set or to Trace that mysterious trouble in your motor car. You pay High for such help and so the incomes of skilled people done to drop. Eliesi incomes remain a pressure on Price in the store. The one thing that is in Short Supply is houses. Rents will continue to Rise As much As thirty per cent. So will the cod of financing a Home. The old Rule of thumb is that the average Man spends a Quarter of his income to keep a roof Over his head. This is the biggest item in the individual family a a inflationary budget. As Long As rents Are High inflation will stay. The Chase economists contradict their remarks about the a significant slowdown when they say that Public utilities and communications companies have no excess capacity and face a rapidly growing demand. Public utilities construction so Chase says will Rise by some fifteen per cent Over last year. Communications commercial and otherwise will spend thirteen per cent More on Plant and equipment in 1970. Business As a whole will account for a 9.3 per cent construction Rise Down a bit from an 11.1 increase in 1969. Too the Small drop in business construction is mainly due to a falloff in mining activities and in transportation. Perversely the Lack of addition to our transportation services is in itself inflationary Scarcity of any service always adds to costs. As for a depression in mining it would have mixed results the less Gold there is the less the available backing for currency and credit. But a shortage in other metals Means higher prices and Piore inflation. These Are the musings of a Curbstone economist. As an historian of american business however i am sure of my ground in saying that there has Nas never been a Depres during the Twenty plus years the Midwest old settlers and threshers association has been a own to 1912 t0 form a boys band presenting a steam show. Volunteer although he can not even read workers have been a key Factor in music. Singing dancing crying the Success of the Mammoth in and romancing results As the pro de taking. The directors Are grate a soc attempts to woo miss Marian Ful for the hundreds and hundreds let cum it a mail uni. Music to the tunes of a seventy of hours Given during each year and also at show time by Many groups and individuals who seem night my love Tiu there was six trombones a a ship Oopik a Good you and More will be provided from Meredith Willsone a Broadway hit. The work of nearly 200 students teachers and musicians can be seen to want to be a part of old threshers and exemplify this by giving of their time and talents. In order to make it possible for anyone to help out with Volunteer activities in a variety of ways the tonight at 8 on the Mph stage. Old threshers will be publishing productions Are also set for March from time to time a list of areas 12 and 14 a it a mi5smg Quot the mus where help is needed. Those who Man Quot a fault but your own desire to be of assistance both in and out of the Home Are invited to make their wishes known by j dropping a line to mrs. Sam Ewart 408 Broadway. She will maintain a card file and make such information available to the Board when specific services Are needed. Included in the data to be sent to mrs. Ewart should be the persons name or organizations address Telephone number and Type of Volunteer services offered. The following areas Are where help will be appreciated in the coming weeks folding and stapling addressing and mailing of handbills and Progress reports. Carpenter work restoration of antique articles in groups or in own Home distributing literature on trips or vacations planting crops painting area Farmers were honoured at a it. Pleasant chamber of Commerce sponsored banquet thursday evening As winners in the 1969 Corn and soybean yield contest. The dinner was held at the Iris restaurant and was attended by about 50 participants their wives chamber officials and others. Robert Waters chairman of the chamber agricultural committee presented top Honor trophies to Roger Mcallister for his Corn yield of 165.26 bushels per acre and to Alfred Denning for his soybean yield of 57.97 bushels per acre. Certificates of Merit for soybean production were awarded to Ron unemployment up to 4.2% Washington up a joblessness mounted to 4.2 per cent of the nations labor Force in february highest level in More than four years the government announced today. The unemployment figure for january was 3.9 per cent and the february percentage was the highest since it stood at 4.2 per cent in october 1967. Producing ground combat forces in the chief executive attempting to allay fears the United states is Drifting toward another Vietnam also disclosed he wrote British Ald Denning Keith Mcallister and j Holtkamp Adrain oversold Ron prune Minster Harold Wilson and Thomas Jefferson. J Ald Denning Kenneth Tolander soviet Premier Alex Kosygin today i Frank Van soc and Paul Camp asking help in restoring Laos to a neutralise status. He said the North vietnamese up their forces to 67,000 men Rinner Geo inc Unkrich Leonard chamber extended his Copula he Goul fast Ash a country Schweitzer Lloyd Myers Merle Lions to the men and introduced had virtual Talen Over the Unkrich Royce Miller Clarence. Chamber and other officials. War from the Mertian communists. Shultz also asked the courts to require the Union leadership to keep an exact record of All expenditures of Union Money. Certificates of Merit for Corn production were awarded to Stan Unkrich Keith Mcallister Wes Bell. Gary Wiegel president of the beef producers challenged to learn from their reflections Over 150 beef producers and their he concluded that the raw mater guests heard or. George Lamore Ial from which our democracy has chairman of the division of he been built is Back talk and boat vanities at Iowa Wesleyan College rocking and that today s dissenter discuss the new generation As a is also a reflection of our past reflection of the old. Robert Lounsberry Iowa a Deputy he stated that we have used Vio Secretary of agriculture and Gail knee to try to solve problems like Danilson Field Secretary of the Korea and South Vietnam and the Iowa beef producers association new generations use of violence re were guests of the Henry county guard units will Drill area College tuition set at the Southeast Iowa area Community College Board meeting actions included a voted to continue the same health insurance package for each employee with a Cost increase not in excess of $5. They approved tuition for 1970 71 of $400 per year for full time Iowa students which includes All fees except the activities fee. Present tuition is $360. This compares to $600 for University of Northern Iowa and Iowa the local National guard units co. D and the separate detachment will Drill Over the weekend and on saturday co. D will also undergo state and $620 for the University the first phase of the annual fed of Iowa. A adopted a salary schedule for 1970 71 with a a base of $7,185 and a a base of $7,500 with class and step increments of $335. Fleets our attitude toward violence. He also pointed out that the new generation like the old is a sucker association. Five persons present at last years banquet guessed the Chicago top of House to debate City option tax 5, 1969. They were mrs. Robert Carlson mrs. Ervin Pete Simmons Cleo Rodgers Dean Boal Des Moines up a the Spe for Charm. The old generation fell $30.50 for Choice beef on september for promises and meaningless words delivered with Appeal by men like Hitler and Mussolini. The new generation has also mistaken Charm for and Charles Strothman. Leadership when it has followed the Gay tones 19�?o8-1969 inter blindly some of today a leaders of National quartet champions presented some of their award winning arrangements. Officers and directors of the the old generation has repeated the Henry county beef producers As mistakes of the past instead of striation for 1970 Are Charles learning from history How to avoid Strothman president Wilbur Al these mistakes. Lender vice president William or. Lamore pointed out that the Hoaglin treasurer Elgin Pankoke new generation wants to go from John Miller Cal Eichelberger Rob contemplation to action. This is a Ert Young Dave Calloway Keith reflection of the old generations Mcallister Harold Lee Dale wat eral inspection. The troops will report at noon saturday and co. D will be inspected in ranks by maj. Milton c. Borman of fifth army Headquarters in Chicago. The training procedures will also be inspected. Phase two will be held March 16. Records and facilities will be inspected at that time. Troops of the separate detachment will co to Fairfield but Are to Large numbers of game fish May report at the armory Here sunday Aye j Een win or a Judd according big fish loss in farm Pond at 7 . As Are co. D troops. New movements he stated. He added that the new generation is too hostile toward its past and that believes Quot peace just around Corner Quot to a preliminary report by Marlyn Madole manager of the Henry county ass office and Leo Turley District conservationist of the soil conservation service. Turley and Madole visited a farm Pat Pond owned by Perry Mathews and located just South of the Everett farm on the it. Union Springfield to. Up Nixon enthusiastic about her five Day visit with College students said Taylor today she believes a peace is just Blacktop. They found Large numbers around the Corners in Vietnam. Of dead game fish. Those noted were the first lady spoke of the War Bass ranging from 3 to 5 pounds when questioned about anti Viet Channel Catfish ranging from 3 to Nam protesters. Several Demon 4 pounds and hundreds of Bluegill. Idealism but is More act Vistic be ers Joe Klopfenstein Boyd Garcia option tax provision for Iowa cause the new generation has More rett Clarence Holtkamp Ken i Stratous appeared during her five the Winter kill is believed to be a cities and towns today was voted out opportunities for action through Hatch we. Scott and Maynard slate trip but mrs. Nixon said she result of heavy Snow on the ice of committee for House floor debate programs such As the peace corps. Peterson. Did not see them. Discussing Iowa world food exposition Des Moines up a an Iowa world food exposition in 1976 a Only an idea at this stage a is being discussed in conjunction with the nation a a Celebration of the american revolution Bicentennial gov. Robert d. Ray said today. Sion when capital spending was High. This is one opinion on which both the classical and the marxian economists whether Curbstone 01 not have always agreed. Distributed by King features Syndicate the option tax was originally intended to be a committee Bill but sponsors were forced to accept the tax authorization As a committee amendment because they could not Muster enough votes to get it out of committee. The amendment would allow a municipality to collect an income earnings sales or use tax or a wheel tax on licensed automobiles. The taxes could be levied Only if approved by a referendum. Signing in farm program the 1970 feed Grain sign up is Well under Way and interest in the program seems very Good. The deadline is March 20th. Committeemen from the townships Are going to be in the office on the following dates to help with the sign up wednesday March Litho morning _ Baltimore and Canaan. Afternoon a Center and Jackson. Thursay March 12th a morning Jefferson and Marion. Afternoon new London and Salem. Friday March 13th a morning Scott and Tippecanoe. Afternoon Trenton and Wayne. Farmers Are Welcome to sign up which blocked out sunlight and reduced the amount of oxygen available to sustain life. Farmers Are requested to Check their farm Ponds and report to Turley if Large numbers of dead fish Are found. Fourth Row from left Erie Lukken Rich Sandee Leroy Baum kith Sundin Charles Potter Robert Koch Rich Dewein Allen Chapman Galen allows Are. Third John Kemper Al Ito Dee. James pos Steve Thayer too son Long Alan Johnson. Second Mary Panko Rita Dockendorff Shirley Pence Carol Davidson. Nancy Sanders Janet Oaks Jane Jones Judy Bethmann Linda Eggenberger Pat Mueller Angela Adams sue Walters. Clouds May j hide eclipse by Ufi when the Moon blots out the Sun saturday chickens will dutifully go to Roost and scientists will go into a planned frenzy shooting off rockets and chasing the a path of totality in a Jet plane. But most americans probably will miss the celestial show of the Century. The weather bureaus latest report on visibility for the Long waited eclipse predicted widespread cloudiness along the narrow band of the East coast where the eclipse will be total. Nie first prof. Burton Mahle Emma Simpson. Becky Mccreary Donna Lundin. Mary Mitchell Bon Carver Rhadia Shurrush Merl Hanks Ann Gaston Mary Baird Jane Lawton Carol \ catch. Missing when picture was taken Renee Simonini Roger Hill Loren Gracey. Inc choir to sing Here sunday evening Wesleyan College a the Iowa Wesleyan College a appearing with the a Cappella cantata a rejoice in the Lamb by Cappella choir just Back from a choir will be the Madrigal and Benjamin Britten. So 01s s n in Peri Oil four state tour will present a Home Motet choirs. The Madrigal choir in Quot 1 divorce Law a Joes to Ray a j Des Moines up a a Complete revision of Iowa s divorce Law is on its Way to the governor today. With Little discussion the House concurred in several Senate amendments to the new a no fault a divorce Law and passed it on an Marilyn Krabill cantata Are Becky Mccreary to on any Date of the sign up period Motet choirs. Pran0 Ann Gaston Alto Allen less waiting will occur however if conceit in the i. 7.30 m is made up of la selected voices Chap Mab Tenor and Rich Sundin the suggested dates can be observe lunch it. P Hasanat it. Cappella choir and will baritone prof. Carl Moehlman of 0 Soho choir which made to appear sing a group of secular madrigals he Iowa Wesleyan College music 82-15 vote a Anco a in Iowa Indiana Ohio and and Chansons. The Motet choir is faculty. Ill be the organist. The Bill replaces the Many Michigan during the nine Day tour an ensemble of 24 a Cappella Mem the new tracker pipe Organ grounds for divorce now a clouded will present a a a vane select on cd Ber singing contemporary sacred recently installed in the Churchy in Tow Law with Only _ one Pound music dating from the 16th Century music to the present Day. Prof Burton p. J Mahle is choir director. Years tour terse verse a. C. Gordon flattery is what you listen to wishing hard that it were really True. The Gabriel Kney pipe Organ co., a demonstration that the marriage a major work to be Sung by this Ontario. Canada will be used in relationship is irreparably destroy choir is the festival connection with the program. 1 de. _ ,
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