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Them pleasant news partly Cloudy Section one s 2 sections vol. 92, no. 59mt. Pleasant Iowa wednesday evening March la 1970 Price to cents these Days by John Chamberlain Volpe needs a National transportation policy the other Day coming into new York i got on my Normal commuter train. It simply stayed where it was anchored in the station because no engine happened to be available to a poverty stricken Railroad to take it out. I had just time enough to get off and buy a More expensive ticket on the fast Turbo train coming through from Boston. I May have been one out a Hundred com munters who managed to make the switch. The episode dramatizes the Gulf Between technological possibilities and political and economic realities As they affect the railroads. When the late Robert r. Young of Chesapeake and Ohio and new York Central Fame was campaigning for a revival of the Railroad passenger business he thought it could be a worked out within a pattern of private Enterprise. Alas he failed to reckon with the encrustation of bureaucratic habits and the growth of special interests As they weigh upon the poor commuter and the Railroad managers alike. The railroads own their own tracks they Are taxed at nearly a billion dollars a year by the communities through which they pass. So the taxpaying railroads by indirection help support the airlines which pay nothing for use of the air Lane the Federal and state highways Over which the trucking Industry moves without being taxed and the Waterways free to barges and boats. It would pay the railroads to sell their rights of Way to the government and then lease them Back. But How Many years would it take to induce the government to cooperate on deals that would restore the railroads to parity in meeting the Competition of other modes of transportation reapportionment of school District May be required the it. Pleasant Community school District May be forced to adopt a plan of reapportionment of the directors in a population basis. Goldberg urges wage Price controls Washington up a Arthur j. Goldberg assailed the Nixon administration today for what he called its a policy judgment that stimulating unemployment is an essential aspect of combating the former labor Secretary said induced unemployment would not be necessary to control inflation if a wartime controls on prices and wages had been in effect. They have been needed since 1966, he said. Goldberg testified before a Senate banking subcommittee which is considering a Resolution to bring pressure on the administration to intervene More actively in setting prices and wage hikes. Virgil Hileman Heads rotary we need a National transportation policy yet this has not emerged from the Cabinet office of John Volpe president Nixon a Secretary of transportation. Everything affecting the railroads the air lines the trucking Industry and the automobile to say nothing of mass transit inside the big City areas exists in bits and pieces. The Senate s recent action in passing a $3.1 billion mass transit Bill May spark some new thinking on the subject of moving people from Here to there in time to do a Days work. But How Many years will it take the railroads would like to get out of the passenger business. However commuter necessity demands rail transportation into the cities and the interstate Commerce commission just Isnit going to permit the railroads to discontinue a profitless service. On the other hand How Long will it take for the states to form regional compacts that might permit government transport authorities to take Over the commuter lines and run them at socially acceptable rates one thinks Back to the end of the eighteenth Century in Europe when Industry was throttled by a thousand regulations enforced by centralizing bureaucrats. It took the Napoleonic upheavals to blast All the regulations away. The railroads Are under the whip of daily necessity in meeting payrolls protected by featherbed arrangements that allow train Crews to collect a full Days pay for three or four hours of work. The employees of the interstate Commerce commission however have no whip to hurry their studies and decisions along. Some two years ago representatives of the Cargill company Grain exporters got together with William b. Johnson the chairman of the Illinois Central industries which operates the Illinois Central Railroad on a a rent a train proposition. Cargill was willing to pay the Illinois Central $750,000 a year for the use of its tracks to Baton Rouge Louisiana and for the services of Crews and an engine. The Grain company had spent three million dollars of its own Money working out the innovation and had fifteen Grain Hopper cars of its own to use in carrying Grain from the Illinois Prairies to Gulf of Mexico dockside. The Illinois Central thought it a great proposition and after a Dicker the first a rent a train operation was put in motion. Too alas it has been limited to a single Deal before Moe a rent a train contracts Are signed the . Must adjudge their Validity. Unfortunately everybody and his brother have to be heard before there can be a ruling. The Barge lines naturally object. The country Grain elevator owners Are worried lest a rent a train activity might Hurt their storage business. Other railroads must be allowed to think Virgil Hileman was elected president of the it. Pleasant rotary club for the coming year at a meeting of the rotary Board of directors tuesday evening. Ross Waters was elected vice president. Or. Hileman local real estate agent served As vice president the past year. Sam Ewart was elected Secretary and Robert Norris treasurer. Other members of the Board Are Gerald Roseberry Thomas Bell Robert Welander Larry Cullison and Elmer Krueger. Preceding the election Donald Crist director of housing research at Des Moines mrs. William Triska head of the Home Aid service in Henry county and Richard Young of the presbyterian Church committee spoke on providing Low Cost housing for aged persons. Following the talks the speakers answered questions concerning their topics. The speakers were introduced by Rev. Gerald Roseberry program chairman for the month. The reapportionment would be required on the basis of a recent supreme court decision which according to press reports would apply in school districts with apportionment plans such As it. Pleasant and some neighbouring school districts now have. Attention to the supreme court decision was called by attorney James l. Morrison in a letter to Miles Nesbitt president of the it. Pleasant Board of education. Morrison not Only pointed out the decision but said he had been retained by certain interested citizens to commence suit against the Board to require the Board to reap por tion its membership on the basis of one Man one vote. Too Morrison said in the letter a i would prefer to not have to commence suit against the school Board because this is just going to result in needless expense and now that the u. S. Supreme court has acted the question is no longer in doubt. All of us would vastly prefer that the it. Pleasant school Board take note of the decision and make its announcement As to How it will a accordingly i have been requested to ask you what plans and procedures the school board1 has or will adopt with respect to reapportionment in time for the elections this fall. If i receive no response from you i have been instructed to file suit without further conversations and i have agreed to do too the letter calling for reapportionment of the it. Pleasant District was considered by the boart of education at their meeting tuesday evening. The Board by unanimous vote placed the letter in the official minutes of the meeting. Superintendent Formanek was requested to write attorney Morrison and mention that the Board has considered the question of reapportionment in the past and will continue to give the matter serious consideration. School Board buys three new buses the i. Pleasant Community school Board held their regular meeting tuesday evening. Minutes reports and Bills were approved with the notation that Iowa Wesleyan College did not use the gym facilities As planned on March 2. Bids were opened for one go Bare of the bulge in the Bay of Naples City of Pozzuoli that is As vapor from molten lava gushes from a vent in the ground. The City of some 70,000 is the victim of a a slow earthquake which has pushed it up 28 inches in seven months. Decrease Iii . I laths Iii Vietnam revisions adopt Var i in i windows Foi in Wesleyan flan Virgil Hileman under the arrangement of the it. Pleasant District As now constituted the five directors Are voted on at Large. Each director must be a resident of a District designated largely on a geographical basis not on a population basis. Under the court ruling As it now appears directors must be elected on a one Man one vote principle similar to that required for congressmen slate legislators and members of county governing boards. At present the it. Pleasant division of the District has a considerably larger population than any other division but is entitled to Only one director Board. How the population Equality would be achieved would remain to be determined. It. Pleasant might be carved into segments with parts of the City assigned to other divisions or the whole area might be thrown into one Large District with All directors from the District at Large or possibly the Board might be expanded to seven with two new directorships assigned to it. Pleasant. Gunman jetliner directs to Cuba Atlanta up a a hijacked the plane carrying 106 persons jetliner with a gunman in the halted on a Remote strip of runway cockpit made a tense 35-minute re j far from the main terminal for the fueling Stop Here today then took j refuelling. When it was completed off for Cuba while swarms of police and Fri men watched helplessly. About the Illinois Central Competition. Free Enterprise who wants it when there is an . There to protect sluggish performers by sluggish action on behalf of the eager innovator one thing is certain however. If nothing is done to blow the regulators out of the Way some Napoleon is going to March on behalf of a new system that will let human Energy work once More. If the govern the fuel truck backed away and the Airport Tower ordered All other grounded planes to Stop movement. Incoming flights circled far above the scene. The hijacked plane sped across the Access runway to a Takeoff position made a Quick a turn then roared Down the runway and into the sky bound for Cuba. Tile United air lines flight which originated in Cleveland lifted off from Atlanta at 10 36 am. Fall and Spring semesters at Iowa Wesleyan College will be lengthened one week and the interim term will be reduced two weeks beginning in september 1970, it was announced today by or. Louis a. Has Elmayer Iowa Wesleyan president. In curriculum changes voted by the faculty thursday regular semesters at inc will be 15 weeks Long and the Short interim term which comes Between the fall and Spring semesters will be five weeks in length. Too in other changes part of a revision package recommended by the inc curriculum committee and approved by the faculty in the thursday meeting the four plenaries of concentrated study during the interim session will be renamed a general studies and assigned different credit and alternate general studies courses on the Sophomore and Junior level will be offered to add flexibility to the curriculum. Under the revision Only the freshman and senior general studies courses previously called interim plenary too and 400 will be required for All. Students at the Sophomore Junior Levels must select one additional interim course from among the Sophomore and Junior general studies courses and the newly added alternate courses and for the fourth interim May choose a fourth general studies course or a specially designed departmental offering. Too a the essential features of the Wesleyan plan Are preserved in the revision yet the student now has new options during the interim term a says or. Donald j. Ziegler Wesleyan academic Dean. A the May elect the main Core of Sophomore and Junior interim studies or he May choose among a variety of course options. Such options i believe will contribute immeasurably to the Quality of our entire academic program a says Dean Ziegler. Interim course titles and credit hours will be changed As follows plenary too required for All freshmen a american identity in world perspective a six hours changed to general studies too a America in the 70s,�?� four hours. Plenary 200 sophomores a totalitarianism and the free society a three hours changed to general studies 200 with the same title but for four hours. Plenary 300 juniors a communications culture and society a three hours changed to general studies 300, a human communication and expression a four hours. General studies courses Sophomore or Junior level four hours each. Plenary 400 required for All seniors a responsible social involvement a six hours changed to general studies 400 with the same title and hours. Tuned september 1968 As a progressive approach to curriculum format unique among the country a colleges sophomores juniors and seniors could take More than one course during an interim term divided into Tow sessions of four and three weeks each. Too beginning with the 1970-71 school year the Normal Load for regular semesters will be from 12 to 14 hours instead of 12-15, and students will have to petition to exceed 14 hours a semester. The maximum interim Load is four hours except for the six hour general studies 400 sri course. The revision also Calls for continuing the a satisfactory unsatisfactory grading policy of the interim. The faculty however has asked the colleges academic standards committee to evaluate this portion of the curriculum recommendations and Render a report at the april faculty meeting. Too the general studies courses Are designed to provide students in unusual Opportunity for individual investigation and concentration in depth in subjects of contemporary importance. Freshmen in a America in the 70s,�?� study the features of the american heritage and the american Outlook in a global perspective. In general studies 200, students concentrate on a comparison of totalitarianism and the free society a while in general studies 300, they study Quot human communication and expression in a program using Small group dynamics to focus on creativity expression and interpersonal communication. In general studies 400. Seniors work in Campus or Community service projects that initiate them in experiences of free and responsible social involvement. Too. The nine Man curriculum committee composed of seven faculty members and two students is headed by prof. James Johnson director of computer education at inc. In its recommendations to the fac . Week window exhibits have been arranged in the downtown area by girl scouts in Observance of girl scout week now being observed March 8th through March 14th. The theme of the week is a action 70�?� and the exhibits help Tell the Story of what the scouts Are doing and will be doing in the months to come. The brownies and their leaders have arranged an exhibit in the cranes furniture store window juniors have a display in the j. C. Penney window and the Cadette and seniors have items in the Brown Lynch Scott window. A new exhibit is being displayed this year for the first time in connection with girl scout week activities and can be seen in cranes window on North Jefferson. Designed by mrs. Bruce Harrison and built by her husband the exhibit will serve a number of purposes to help Tell the Story of girl scouting. Ifs Flowers shown by Thor stems leaves and petals the Many areas of interest where scouts of All age Levels learn and serve. Its theme is a grow with girl scouts and the height of each Flower grows through each of the four level of scouting offered to girls. The exhibit is expected to. Be used for promotion display purposes recruitment Fly up and bridging ceremonies education training Etc. Mrs. Harrison is a member of the shining Trail Council of girl scouts Public relations committee and a local Brownie troop Leader an i completed the assignment give i her most effectively making one for Council use and the one now being displayed Here which will become the property of the it. Pleasant neighbourhoods. Saigon up a casualty figures to be released thursday will show a decrease in american deaths and a Sharp Rise in South vietnamese combat deaths to More than triple the number of americans informed sources said today. This also was reflected in fighting reported today from the South vietnamese Central coast where Viet Cong and North vietnamese troops inflicted heavy losses on two companies of South vietnamese militiamen. Military sources said the two regional Force units the kind commanders say will make or break the Vietnam nation program lost 27 men dead 28 wounded and three missing tuesday in Battles fought 235 and 250 Miles Northeast of Saigon. Informed sources said the casualty figures for the week ended March 7 will show a decrease from last weeks american toll of 113 dead the highest weekly figure reported by the . Command since last nov. 22 when 130 americans died. Would outlaw All open dumping Des Moines up a a by to outlaw All open dumping and make sanitary land fill operations mandatory for All cltie.-., towns and counties in Iowa has been approved by the House environmental preservation committee. The Bill which was sent out of committee on a unanimous vote would make sanitary waste disposal uniform across the state by 1975 cities towns and of cities Are granted authority to establish either separate or joint facilities and Levy property taxes to cover the expense. In addition the local governments could contract with a private firm for Landfill disposal. Passenger and two 54 passenger school buses As follows for Chassis All three units a sheets motors Ford $10,739.00 Shafer motors Chevrolet $10,911.50 Delzel Brothers Dodge $11,368.12 Phis freight. For All three bodies a Watkins body $14,372 47 Superior coach sales $14.23240 Iowa bus sales Ward $14,272.00 school bus sales Blue Bird $13,690.00. The bids from sheets motors and school us sales were accepted. 0 9 9 two Small tracts of land in Lee county were sold to Emeric Moeller and or. Hoyer for $1 each plus Legal fees to Clear the deeds with the understanding that they will be cleared of Brush Etc., within a year by the new owners. Too supt. Robert Formanek reported that the saturday recreation program was More successful than last year with about 50 boys and somewhat fewer girls participating each week. An agreement was reached with the Jaycees for use of the High school gym at $50 plus $3 an hour for custodial care. Too director of instruction James Brown reported to the Board on the Trade and Industry program noting that the Federal government is not now reimbursing new t and i programs and that developing such a program will take about a year. The program enables High school seniors to go to school half Days and work half Days on jobs with cooperating businessmen. The matter was tabled for further study. The boiler installation at Lincoln school was accepted As recommended by the architects. Resignations were accepted from mrs. Marscine Whaley and miss Marie Campbell. Mrs. Idena stocks was Given permission to teach a saturday class at Iowa Wesleyan College. Reception to Honor mrs. Holtkamp an outstanding Honor came to the Houghton area and the St John Parish when mrs. Linus Holtkamp was named an Iowa Merit Mother of the year. She was nominated for the Mother of the year award by District 4 of the . District 4 of the do. W. And their affiliates will Host a reception at the Marquette Center in West Point on monday evening Des Moines up a legislation March 16, from 7 30 to 9 30 pm to overhaul Iowa struck reciprocity honouring mrs. Holtkamp. Hostesses Laws and to hike the registration i include the District 4 president ult the committee said it Felt the Fugg 0n trucks and trailers sailed mrs. B. L. Huff miss Dorothy Loh most serious weakness of the origin through the Iowa Senate tuesday. Many mrs. De Lutz mrs. Leonard a1 Wesleyan plan curriculum was the Bill passed 54-3 and sent Merschman and mrs. Delores fed its Lack of flexibility. Back to the House for concurrence a except for what creative teach in several amendments would in ers could do within the framework crease the registration fee from $1 of required plenaries Little improve <0 in on the tractor and to $2 on vote changes in truck Laws Ler. Ment was possible without major curriculum revision including faculty approval for new requirements said the committee. A in addition the original Wesleyan plan did not take into account constantly changing faculty resources and talents. Private Liberal each trailer. The House version passed last year would have charged $5 on the tractor and $5 on each trailer. The measure also would revise Iowa a present Complex system of truck reciprocity. One of the changes would allow the Iowa re of of collecting state Revenue for the number of Miles trucks travel in the state. The revision package Calls for the alternate general studies courses to be oriented toward a topic Issue or problem and to be inter disciplinary in nature. The courses will feature innovative teaching methods Field trips research projects in archives or museums off Campus study trips study abroad and cooperative class study in certain areas. Departments May also fire destroys arts colleges in particular must be i cipo City Board to change its Moth prepared to use those special unique talents present in their faculties and to use them promptly when new faculty members appear on Campus. In fact such an Opportunity to apply a personal interest or concern can be a Persua j. _ Sive device in faculty recruitment do i do it Clifty the committee said. Cedar Falls up a a Short the committee Felt the original a electrical wiring caused a Wesley n plan had a fundamental it fire Early today that completely strength which must be preserved j destroyed a three Story science an and that is the plans a concern for j nex building at the University of relevancy in educate on and its at Northern Iowa. Mary Holtkamp has been Active in Church organizations and school and Community affairs for Many years. She is the Mother of mrs. Thorn j As Marilyn Dingman of Medina. N.y., who is teaching math at j Middleport High Dianne of Milwaukee wis., a math teacher at Nicole t High Harold a former student of Iowa Wesleyan College and now at St. Ambrose in Davenport and Kathleen a Junior at Marquette High West Point. Professional meetings were approved As follows 1. Or. Daniel Bowman assistant principals conference Des Moines Iowa March 2. 2. Or. Robert Formanek City superintendents and Iowa association of school administrators Des Moines Ames april 1-2. 3. Or. Roger Williams conference English educators Des Moines april 2-4. 4. Or. Edward Rolenc National Council teacher of mathematics Washington d. C. March 31 april 5. Too use of school facilities was approved As follows 1. Van Allen Multi purpose room Henry county historical society sunday. May 17. 2. High school gym Henry county fair Board in Case of rain Only with director Rogers abstaining july 24. 3. Pleasant Lawn gym basketball game Trenton missionary Church March 20 p a items 2 and 3 Are subject to a reasonable rental fee. Correspondence was acknowledged from municipal associates Springfield inc., St. Paul Minn. Too the Board will meet in executive session on monday March 16th, at 7 30 . To discuss site acquisition. The regular april Board meeting was scheduled for tuesday. April 7th at 7 30 pm. Est and landed in Havana at present special courses As alter a 12 15 . Tive choices to the general studies the first word of the hijacking offerings. Ment wont get off people s backs,1 came when the Pilot radioed under the revision students will the explosion will come in due time. Ground controllers tersely a a in be take Only one course during the Cedar Falls fire chief Dale Holmes said the fire was started by an electrical wire shorting out. Distributed Syndicate. By King features j been hijacked. There a a Man Here i with a single five week interim term. In the original Wesleyan plan inst tempt to involve each student personally not in an extracurricular Way but As a vital part of the Normal four year in announcing the changes or. Haselmayer said. Quot i think the educational plan today claiming to curriculum committee and the full provide relevancy for the future faculty have greatly strengthened must constantly be re evaluated the original Wesleyan plan. Any j and revised to keep it viable strike hits Las vegas Las vegas Nev. Up r Howard Hughes desert inn hotel was he first target today of a massive culinary and bartenders strike. Pickets closed Down virtually All the resorts operations except the Camino. Picket lines appeared shortly before 2 a in. Post and then moved toward Caesars Palace and the International hotel Union leaders said the pickets would spread to 13 other resorts on the Las vegas a a strip by mid Day. Casino operations were not affected by the strike As non Union dealers remained on ditty and the Green Felt tables we As Busy As Ever. Terse verse by a. C. Gordon housekeeping is a Ting which when you do it is not perceived unless you fail to do it
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