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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - March 10, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news partly Cloudy Section one s 2 sections vol. 92, no. Is these Days by John Chamberlain extra a to Anchor Man agrees with Agnew when Spiro Agnew sounded off last november about one sided to news commentary he May not have known that he was echoing complaints from within the big broadcasting studios. But the evidence was already in print in an article by Edith Efron published in to guide in september. Miss Efron quoted extensively from interviews with broadcasting company Down the line officials who freely admitted the to Liberal Bias and who excused it where they did not justify it on the grounds that it was merely a matter of plagiarizing the current atmosphere. Now to ram the matter Home miss Efron has interviewed Howard k. Smith abcs Washington based commentator on the subject of Agnew. The results As printed in to guide for february 28 March 6, Are devastating Smith who remarks parenthetically that he is personally a left of Center himself says of Agnew that a i a Gree that we made the mistakes he says we Smith says he accept agnews a a tone of intimidation a and he also denied that his broadcasting Brethren did things deliberately. But As for the substance of agnews criticism Smith remarked to miss Efron a a i said some of it before he too the trouble with the networks according to Smith begins at the very base of operations with the political composition of the newsroom staff. They Are almost exclusively liberals a state of affairs that a evolved from the time when liberalism was a Good thing and most intellectuals became highly but after thirty years of common acceptance the Liberal a Reed had become unthinking. A your Liberal friends a says Smith a have become dogmatic. They react the Way political cartoonists do a with. Oversimplification. They re conventional t h e yer e conformists. They re pleasing Walter Lippmann they re pleasing the Washington Post they re pleasing the new York times and they re pleasing one so now around the broadcasting newsrooms they re calling Howard k. Smith by the name of Howard k. Agnew. They Arentt pleased with Howard Smith. Even so or Smith will be Able to face Down the disapprobation of his insulted colleagues for the mail response to miss Efroni a interview has been almost one Hundred per cent favourable. And the to guide readership comes close to thirty million. You can to disregard such a constituency which is Why some of the lesser officials in to Dom were worried about the Quality of network reporting at least two months before Agnew called attention nip the fact that the emperor Wasny to wearing any clothes. To Nail his Point Down or. Smith mentioned oversimplification As it has related a to integration and b to the vietnamese War. A we have five Hundred negroes elected to local offices in the deep South a he said a a. But that achievement Isnit what we see on the screen. There is a substantial and successful negro Middle class. But the newsmen Are not interested in the negro who succeeds a they re interested in the one who fails and makes a loud As for Vietnam a the networks have never Given a Complete picture of the War. For example that terrible siege of Khe Sahn went on for five weeks before newsmen revealed that the South vietnamese were fighting at our sides and that they had higher casualties. And the Viet congas casualties were one Hundred times ours. But we were never told that. We just showed pictures Day after Day of americans getting the hell kicked out of them. That was enough to break America apart. That a also what it . Pleasant Iowa tuesday evening March to 1970 Price to cents murder charge against Medina school and City officials gathered along with teachers and pupils at Harlan school to witness the raising of the new Iowa state Flag. Washington up a the commander of the company that led an assault on my la two years ago was charged with four counts of murder today by the army in connection with an alleged i of i Board hears reports of committees was Brown one of two negroes killed in blast Bel air my. Up a the trial of Black militant a. Rap Brown was recessed on its second Day today in confusion Over whether Brown May have been one of two negroes killed when an explosion ripped through their car just South of Here monday night. Harford county circuit court judge Harry e. Dyer said Browne a attorney William m. Kunstler had raised the question that the body might be that of the defendant when the trial resumed at 10 30 Ami. Est. Dyer recessed the court until wednesday so that he prosecutor William b. Yates ii and Kunstler could View the wreckage of the car. Or. Werner spit assistant medical examiner of Baltimore said if the body were Browne a it would have to be identified by someone who knew him and be confirmed by dental records. State police who examined the body said they did not think it was that of the Black militant. The head of the unidentified victim was badly mangled and both his hands had been blown off police officials said making the possibility of identification difficult even with dental charts. Too the other body was identified As Ralph Featherstone 30, a close Friend of Browne a and a Long time activist in what is now the student National coordinating committee. The unidentified body was reported to have carried three sets of identification but police would not release the names. State police it. Col. Thomas s. Smith said it had been determined that the explosive or explosives were being carried on the front floor of the car not planted under the floor. Yates indicated his belief that the explosives were meant to do away with him Cambridge police chief Brice Kinnamon and special investigator Donald Cox. Browne a whereabouts were unknown. Kunstler said he called Browne a wife and brother in new York this morning just before too prospective jurors filed into the courthouse and that neither had heard from Brown since monday possibility of housing for the aged the possibility of providing Low Cost housing for aged persons in it. Pleasant was outlined at the kiwanis club meeting monday evening. Richard Young of the presbyterian Church committee which became interested in the possibility spoke briefly and introduced mrs. William Triska and Thornton Stanley. Mrs. Triska reviewed some specific cases with out giving names of persons who would Benefit from this Type of housing. These were cases which she has had Contact in her work As head of the Home aide service in the county. She made it quite evident that there is a need for the Low Cost housing. Or. Stanley executive director of the Low Cost housing project at Burlington told about that unit and gave details of financing. The 200-unit project there is financed with Federal funds and rental is based on maintenance and operation costs Only. Rental thus can be very Low. Application is made by a local committee that can be either City related or county related. Once the application has been approved the committees responsibility ends. Persons 62 years of age and older Are admitted. The maximum income in the Burlington project is $3,600. I the funds Are available Stanley pointed out but emphasized that he is not trying to sell the plan to it it. Pleasant. Rather he had been asked to give information. Many questions were asked. Or. Dan t. Smith to speak at inc dinner Harlan school has state Flag the Harlan school now has a state Flag. The idea of having an Iowa Flag was generated in the social studies class when citizenship our responsibilities and our Pride in the u. S. And our state were discussed. All classes kindergarten through Grade 6 contributed Money to buy the Flag so it is an All school project. The fourth Grade cub scouts Den 3, pack 27 gave the background and history of the Iowa Flag. Members of this troop Are Barry Robison. Alan Raymer Scott Mahle Graham Shute Douglas Sammons Don Underwood Richard May la Monte Scarff and Mark Harrison. Mrs. Bruce Harrison is the Den Mother. Honoured guests were mayor Charles Hanna or. Robert form Anek superintendent or. Young curriculum coordinator or. Bunting principal. Master of ceremonies a Mark Harrison Flag raisers a or. Bunting Linda Lamb Carla Davis Robert Evans and Dan Kennedy Robert Evans led the Star spangled Banner. Returns to prison Job after sideburns cause suspension fort Madison up a John Martin an employee at the Iowa state Penitentiary who was suspended from his Job because his hair did not conform to prison rules has temporarily been put Back on the Job. Martin 29, was suspended monday from his $8,500 a year Job As a social worker by Warden Lou v. Brewer because he refused to obey an old Rule he feels is a an extreme unreasonable however the governor said he doubted whether he would personally become involved in the situation. He said it was a problem that should be settled by officials at fort Madison. The policy says an inmates hair a and that of a staff member a must be of a reasonable length a with sideburns no More than half an Inch below the regular hair line and neatly combed at All times. Gov. Kirk of Florida undergoes surgery Lakeland Fla. Up a gov Claude Kirk was struck with abdominal pains while flying Between speaking engagements monday. He was rushed to the nearest Hospital where surgeons removed a Lemon sized cyst from his left kidney. The 44-year-old governor is recuperating today in the Southeast Wing of Lakeland general Hospital today Brewer temporarily lifted j where he is expected to remain the the suspension pending a review of next to Days. The Case by prison administration 1 a it will be three weeks at a min officials. He said the one Day sus mum before he can Start travelling or. Dan Throop Smith a lecturer in finance at Stanford University and a member of the Iowa Wesleyan Board of trustees since 1962, will be featured speaker at a Spring dinner of Wesleyan a Board of associates april 3. The dinner will be held in the inc student Union dining room at 7 15 . Or. Smith a professor emeritus at Harvard after 38 years on the faculty there will speak on a improvement in the Quality of the environment Cost and or. Smith has been involved in government conferences and consultations on environmental pollution in recent months. A specialist in International business taxation and tax policy or. Smith is past president of the National tax association and the tax Institute of America. He was in the u. S. Treasury department from 1953 to 1959 serving As assistant to the Secretary 1953-55special assistant to the Secretary 1955-57 and Deputy to the Secretary 1957-59. Or. Smith joined the Stanford graduate school of business As a lecturer in 1968. In addition to associates the inc alumni executive Board Wesleyan trustees and several members of the College faculty and their wives will attend the april 3 dinner. Board of associates members promote support for interest in and understanding of the College and its programs. Members Are business and civic leaders in Southeast Iowa and other areas. The president of the Board of associates Keith Kirkpatrick of Des Moines represents the associates on the colleges Board of trustees. Italy also closing office in Rhodesia Salisbury Rhodesia up a the italian government today announced it will close its consulate general in Salisbury in line with the u. N. Security Council request for member states not to recognize the Republic of Rhodesia. The announcement in Rome came As the rhodesian Cabinet met to discuss the unexpected closure of the u. S. Consulate Here. Political sources said the american decision caught the government by Surprise. Britain greeted it with Delight. The Cabinet meets each week on tuesday and sources said the United states move would top today a Agenda. Robin James Leader of the righting Republican Alliance party said the Only effect of the consulates closing a is that what is widely believed to be a spying Agency will be or. Smith does no to like to see the boys and girls of the new left described As a your a a they re not my children a he told miss Efron. A my children done to throw bags of excrement at policemen. If right Wing students had done what left Wing students have done everyone including the reporters would have called in the police and beaten their Heads or. Smiths solution to the problem is a to let Public protest Public opinion he thinks will Knock the broadcasters a Aback into Contact with u. S. Political Agnew has been the precipitant. Its the first really important use we be Ever found for a vice president. Pension is routine in All cases where prison employee rules Are violated. A i made the determination that he Martin could function in his Job and has violated no Security rules a Brewer said. Martins offending sideburns end about a Quarter of an Inch below the Middle of his ear. His suspension is described As non punitive and a spending a review by the personnel a a in be been in violation of the Rule and in be been told about it several times. I can to say i Wasny to warned a Martin admits a but in a opposed to the policy too Brewer whose sideburns Are almost nonexistent said a a it a difficult to expect certain standards of behaviour from the inmates when they can Point to a staff member who does t Martin however said a ifs not right to ask the employees to be like the inmates rather than the inmates being like the employees. We re supposed to be trying to get the inmates ready for life on the outside. A when Martin came to work for the prison Brewer said he agreed in effect to have his hair conform to the rules just As he agreed to be searched As he leaves and enters the prison. Too at a news conference in Des Moines today. Gov. Robert d. Ray indicated he did not agree with the suspension meted out to Martin. A i done to think employees should be treated like prisoners a a he Siad. And working hard a said or. Jere Annis an urologist and a member of the operating team. He said it will take several weeks to determine whether the operation successfully controlled the inflammation. The doctor facing newsmen monday night after 90 minutes in the operating room said there was no evidence the cyst was malignant. He is doing very Well a Annis said. Senate rejects voting amendment Washington up i a tile Senate today rejected an amendment that would free All Southern states except Georgia and South Carolina from an Extension of the 1965 voting rights act. The amendment offered by sen. Sam j. Ervin or. D-n.c., would have changed the act to use 1968 registration and voting figures instead of the 1964 statistics. The provisions of the 1965 act Are now in effect in any state or county where less than 50 per cent of the voting age population was registered or voting in the 1964 elections. It now covers six Southern states and 39 counties in a seventh. Plambeck honoured cite one cause for High school costs Des Moines a idea a the increasing school costs is original school budget review committee1 set up by the legislature to sex the increased Cost which results j Kansas City Star. Both men have two a outstanding Midwest farm reporters have been honoured for their Long and devoted service to agriculture and to farm families at a ceremony held during the second annual meeting of mid America dairymen inc. Today in Kansas City. To. Special awards were presented to Isleib Plambeck farm service director for who radio and to in Des Moines who writes a column spotlight on agriculture for the it. Pleasant new s and to Roderick Turnbull farm editor for the the chamber of Commerce Board of directors held their regular monthly luncheon meeting tuesday with president Gary Wiegel presiding. Committee reports were presented As follows Dale Long Eli co chairman of the membership drive committee reported that four teams captains have been appointed consisting of Robert Eppard l. W. Van Winkle Larry Broeg and Bill Bankston. The captains will organize their workers for the drive which concludes on March 31st. The winning team will be feted at a Steak dinner paid by the three losing teams. D. J. Martin chairman of the crime commission committee reported on a meeting in Des Moines recently on Law enforcement assistance to local governments. Federal assistance is available As High As 907 Federal funding and 107 local. These Grants Are available for planning or action and include such items As training Law enforcement officers construction of buildings educational programs. And the purchasing of certain Law enforcement supplies and equipment. Martin reported that Henry county May receive $4,800 in Federal funds this year. Members of the Henry county crime commission includes the Board of supervisors sheriff Van Crawford Gary Wiegel and d. J. Martin. Robert Waters reported on the recent Corn and soybean yield contest awards banquet. A prime roast beef dinner was served at the Iris and str phys and certificates of merits were presented to the winners. Waters stated some of the problems in measuring yield plots and the Lack of manpower available during the Harvest season. President Wiegel requested Waters chairman of the chamber agricultural committee to study the contest or alternates and report Back to the Board. Mike Mcsweeney and Ken Rogers co chairmen of the aviation committee reported that the a homing device for the municipal Airport has been approved by the Federal aviation authority in Kansas City. The Federal communications office in Washington d. C. Has indicated approval to City attorney Roger Galer. The acc has the responsibility of assigning the radio frequency to be utilized. The a a device is an Aid to those flying under instrument weather conditions. The co chairmen also reported that the City Council committee on Public grounds will be in massacre of South vietnamese civilians. Capt. Ernest l. Medina 33, of Pico Rivera calif., was accused of two unspecified counts of murder a on or about March 16, 1968, Juilus the murder of two communist prisoners during interrogation subsequent to the alleged my Lai mass killing. Four other persons also were newly charged in the Case by the army including another Captain involved in questioning of prisoners. He was accused of two murder charges. Three More enlisted men also were charged bringing to to the number of men so far charged in the alleged slaying by american soldiers. Medina and other military men under investigation in the Case Are stationed at fort Mcpherson a. The army a announcement of charges against Medina said in part a capt. Medina has been charged with murder of two Persona on or about 16 March 1968, maiming and murder of one suspected enemy person and murder of another during their interrogation late in the Day of 16 March 1968, and assault with a deadly weapon on a third individual while interrogating him on or about 17 March 1968.�?� ail those charged with the exception of an intelligence officer accused today As a result of Intel rotation of prisoners and another Captain previously charged were connected with Medina a outfit. Besides to military men charged so far five other military men and 22 civilians were said to be under investigation. Gary y and Orin new manager of Gibson a announcement is made that Gary Van Dorin formerly of it. Pleasant has been named manager of the Gibson a discount Center in it. Pleasant succeeding ted Barnes. Van Dorin a graduate of it. Pleasant High school started Kwh Gibson in it. Pleasant in june 1968, and was transferred to Booneville mo., in january 1969, As manager. He and his wife the former Mary Downey of Fairfield and their two i children Scott. 20 months and Stacie six months will be moving to it. Pleasant As soon As they find a location. Or. Barnes who has served As manager Here since the store was opened four years ago has been promoted to manager of the Al Dorado kans., store and he and his wife Pauline have left for their new location. They formerly resided in Kansas. Sweeney president Wiegel an pointed James Mccabe de Walker Lanny Larsh and Keith Garretson to serve on the aviation committee. Too in other business. Warren Fye urged chamber Board members to keep abreast of the Central business District proposals and Progress. He also staged that the chamber education committee is planning a career Day or vocational orientation Day for High cited to Fly to Washington and school students. Fairfield on sunday March Board approval was Given to Don 15th to inspect new hangers Mech manager of the chamber to facilities at those airports. In participate in the 1970 see sell addition to Rogers and my i Iowa caravan. Amine school budgets believes there when a staff ratio less than averts a a growing trend of Misander age is allowed to exist can Best be standing by the general Public As illustrated according to the com spent their lifetimes in the farm journalism Field and Are known across the nation for their abilities. Would regulate Auto franchises Des Moines up a legislation to require the Iowa Commerce commission to regulate Auto franchise dealerships and prevent arbitrary dealer cancellation and disrupted service to the Community cleared the Senate late monday. The Bill approved 53-5 then sent Back to the House for concurrence in numerous amendments would give the commission authority to keep major manufacturers from terminating or discontinuing Auto dealerships without a hearing to present evidence justifying such a move. V j Jim or. Dan t. Smith to the cause of increased school costs. Traditionally school budgets have been interpreted to Iowa taxpayers in terms of millage rates. Likewise taxpayers have used millage rates to compare school costs Between districts. Consequently says the committee inefficiencies in wealthy districts Are less Likely to be noticed by taxpayers. Since instructional and administrative salaries comprise approximately two thirds of a school districts budget the committee has pinpointed these categories As being of vital concern. Too to Zero in closer on the educational Dollar the committee notes that the Pupil teacher ratio a is an area that should provide enlightenment As to where one cause for Mittee by considering the salary allocated. A if the average salary of a staff member is $8,800 and the Pupil teacher ratio is 20-1, the Cost per Pupil for instructional salaries would average $440. However if the Pupil teacher ratio is 10-1, the Cost per Pupil for the same purpose will average $880.�?� the committee in a report to the legislature states that a inadequate organizational Structure a appears to be the most significant contributor to inefficiencies thus far noticed in the two years the committee has been in operation. The committee recognizes that some classes due to their special nature will not be Large. But the committee adds it is necessary to Analyse these classes when considering the Cost for the total curriculum offered. Warn of Surprise attack Saigon up a South Vietnam to the capital to launch a Surprise warned tonight Over government television that communists Are attempting to buy South vietnamese army uniforms to infiltrate Saigon for a Surprise attack on the capital. On monday the . Command reported that captured documents indicated guerrillas planned attacks on the Palace of president Nguyen Van Thieu the residence of . Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker u. S. Navy pilots flying off carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin made most of the latest raids against North vietnamese Supply routes and troops in Laos military sources said. The estimated 125 Navy f4 phantom f8 crusader a intruder and a skyhawk pilots on the carriers have carried out no raids in South us. Aid Headquarters and on Vietnam since saturday. All their Herb Plambeck on National and police Headquarters. A a the Viet Cong Are trying to collect and buy our types of military uniforms and stores in order to camouflage themselves As soldiers of the Republic of the broadcast said quoting the Interior police ministry. The broadcast said the communal aim was to a easily infiltrate in raids have been into Laos air Force planes from Thailand joined them. The . Military command announced that effective immediately . Aircraft losses and the number of airmen shot Down in labs be reported daily. No information will be released on losses incurred before today
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