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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - March 13, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news warmer vol. 92, no. 61mt. Pleasant Iowa Friday evening March 13, 1970 Price to cent these Days by John Chamberlain the keys to our own destruction maybe mayor John Lindsay of new York City asked for it. Last september he gave a Golden key to his town to Bernadette Devlin the personable North Irish girl who came Here to raise Money for the poor in her part of the world. Apparently nobody told the mayor that Bernadette besides being a Hiu mahitarian we can give her that credit was by her own account a a a militant socialist aiming at the creation of an Irish workers no crime int being that of course provided you Don t advocate violence. Eliut the majority of the Irish whether they Are for a United Ireland or not Arentt exactly clamouring to see the Middle class slowed under in either Ulster or Eire. This is Why they did no to Rush to Shower Bernadette with Gold. As things have turned out mayor Lindsay has been slapped1 in the face for his largesse in trying to help Bernadette Devin make an impression on the new York Irish. The Golden key to the City came Bank to new York recently in the hand s of Eamon Mccann a coworker of miss Devlins who besides being for civil rights an estimable position anywhere is very much of a believer in a workers state for Ireland. Mccann proceeded to hand the key to a member of Cambodia demands forces withdraw phenom penh up a the cambodian government disclosed today it had sent letters to Hanoi and the Viet Cong leaders demanding they withdraw their forces from this country by Dawn on sunday. The demand came in notes dated March 12 and addressed to the North vietnamese and Viet Cong governments. They were made Public today by Premier Lon nol who is in charge while Prince Norodom Sihanouk is in Europe. Too Sihanouk left Paris today for Moscow to warn that right Wing election Reform Bill passed 91-22 Des Moines up a a Placid election Reform Bill criticized More for what it omitted than for what it included breezed through the Iowa House thursday on a 91-22 vote. Representatives spent the whole elements might seize Power in his country unless both the soviet Union and communist China Stop supporting his communist political enemies in Cambodia. At the same time the cambodian prime minister demanded an increase of 10,000 men for his 30,-000-Man armed forces to combat subversive elements along the Border the official news Agency reported. It said reports Cambodia wanted a 50,000 Man increase were in error. Too the government notes to Hanoi and the Viet Cong expressed a a sincere regrets for the mob action wednesday which sacked the embassies of the two governments in phenom penh. The embassy attacks were followed up thursday by a rampage through the vietnamese quarters of the City. But the notes said the wednesday incidents had a a really reflected the sentiments of the cambodian people exasperated by the persistence of the territorial violations encroachments and occupations by forces of the Viet Cong provisional revolutionary government and of the democratic Republic of North the Black panthers along with a Day discussing the Bill which has mimeographed message which he been the object of acid criticism said came from miss Devlin. The message read a to All these people to whom this City and this country belong i return what is rightfully theirs this Symbol of the Freedom of new and scrutiny for More than one year. As originally passed by the Senate the Bill included provisions which democrats said would have restored the one party system in Iowa. The most objectionable sections it s riot so much that in lie Bill dealing with College student voting pre registration of voters and Mobile registrars a were removed from the House considered measure. Rep. Richard Drake r Muscatine drafted a Long amendment this gesture miss Devlin rather cavalierly bit the hand that fed her during her new York visit. The damage she intended was aimed at the mayors reputation for intelligence not his hand. By passing the key along to the Black panthers which represented a Compromise on some of whom Are accused of con ref0rm approved by the democrats Spring to bomb subway switching powerful republicans and elected stations a District school office and executive officials. The Bronx botanical gardens in although the Drake amendment Lindsay a own Pun City miss Dev was acceptable to the democrats Lin has in effect said the mayor is was sharply criticized by the no Good judge of the deserving in his own Bailiwick. This is a minor irony to be sure. The More important consideration is that the Transfer of the key to the Black panthers lends solid support to the contentions of those who think there is a Loose a a International a not a conspiracy but a linkage through a a understanding working to further an extremist struggle All Over the world. The semantics of the a International Are interesting. Bernadette Devlin Isnit for Quot violence a but she did throw rocks she says so herself in her autobiography at tile police in the minority party during debate for ignoring the most flagrant areas of election abuse in the state. Rep. Edward Mezvinsky d Iowa City forced the legislature to take a hard look at financial disclosure policies for candidates but his amendment to Correct the situation was crushed 33-81. Another key Issue in the Bill was the College student voting Section. The original Bill would have virtually disenfranchised students in College towns but the Section was killed. The Reform Bill is expected to impose added expenses on Iowa Londonderry a or Derry a bog counties primarily because it raises Side and she is for a a defending the pay of poll workers and Eleo Homes against police the tion officials to $2 an hour. At Black panthers Arentt for violence present the counties pay salaries either but they have engaged in what they Call Quot shoot outs with the police. The implication Here is that the police Are just another too Long before there was Amy Loose knit a a understanding Between the Quot Peoples democracy group in North Ireland Ulster and the Black panthers in new York and Che Guevara a heirs in latin America marxist theoreticians split hairs about the role of Quot violence in ushering in the Quot workers the proletariat so the old time theoreticians used to say would Welcome a a peaceful but Quot no own ranging from 50 cents to $1.50. Democratic caucuses asked to name delegates democrats meeting at their party caucuses next monday March 16 at 8 pm. Are asked to elect one of the delegates to serve on the plat form committee and one to serve on the committee on committees. The precincts Are expected also to elect a committeeman and committee woman and to introduce platform proposals. All Young democrats 18 years old and Over Are invited to participate two missing from prison port Madison up authorities in Lee county this morning were searching for two prisoners who walked away from a prison farm North of Here during the night. The men were identified As Richard Halterman 26, Des Moines and Ronald Halbert 28, red Oak. Authorities said Halterman is serving a 10-year sentence for breaking and entering and Halbert is serving a five year term for embezzlement prison officials said the two men apparently walked away from the farm sometime Between the last bed Check thursday at 10 30 p in and the first bed Check around i . Today. It was believed the two men May also have stolen a pickup truck during their escape. Harold Baker bomb scares across nation by Iti the rash of fat bomb threats a second Day wave of bomb began thursday in the Wake of scares harassed several areas of three major explosions in new the nation today sending thou York skyscrapers which conspire Sands of workers and students tors calling themselves Quot Revou Home or into tile tonary Force 9�?�, claimed to have streets. Calls drugs pm commit Milf in problem set. By midday today new York Folice had received nearly 400 Telephone bomb threats in the two Day period keeping the bomb squad working around the clock. There were no threats Given to warn police of two firebombing.? in Appleton wis., during the night. A Blaze started with tinned Gas caused $500 damage to Lawrence colleges Roto classroom by lid a drug abuse was the topic of before it was extinguished and a Farmer in the area reported his h ? me tiny up Only red by the state heavier damage resulted from a department of Public instruction Blaze it rugs a with a Molotov cock Al James Madison Middle school in placed in a conference room during the same hours tilt prison Burlington March la. The keynote Jai West High school. There were no injuries in the Appleton incidents. Truck containing a Shotgun and shells in the cab. Had been stolen ers made their Escaje get. He keeps the Flag flying Farmington every morning knows How to fold it so that it can a Small boy across the Street from be neatly stored in a Triangle shape Paul f. Blurb named Superior Plant manager St. Boniface Catholic Church pops out of bed scurries across the Street to the flagpole and attaches the Flag of the United states of America. With a few Quick pulls he hauls it to the top where the wind catches its folds and causes it to flutter in the Breeze. The Little boy is a protestant. How did this ecumenical gesture Start Melvin Jenkins age 12, initiated the custom. He observed that the pastor for. William f. Wielder always flew the Flag on sundays. And wondered Why he did no to Fly it the rest of the week. He knows not to let it touch the ground when he takes it Down. He knows that it is a patriotic gesture and that flying the Flag Means we Are proud of our country. Quot hey father a he said one Day Superior Continental corporations Cable and equipment division in Hickory has announced the appointment of Paul f. Burch As Plant manager of the divisions to his a Cross the Street neighbor Cable manufacturing facility at it. A Titi be glad to put the Flag up for pleasant. You every Day and take it Down at a native of Hickory and a Grade night. Do you want me to a a a Hickory High school. Or after consultation with Melvin a Burch attended Lenoir Rhyne c of speaker was Donald Johnson agent for the Bureau of narcotics and dangerous drugs. Points emphasized by the speaker were in Chicago late thursday a the drug problem is not new but parked police car was bombed with the Type of drugs being sold now a Plack powder bomb and a Cherry Are different than in earlier Gen bomb firecracker was thrown in rations. Der another carrying two police the drug problem is really a per men both vehicles were slightly Sonal psychological problem of the damaged but the men were uni Nuser. Drugs Are one Tec Mique used Jared. L. J. Styles general manager of to solve a personal problem. Ohio was the hardest hit outside 0 new York with at least nine drugs Are a Community problem buildings in Dayton Cleveland Law enforcement agencies chinch and Columbus evacuated thursday is. Schools and parents Are All in and by. The latest was a bomb solved in this problem and All need threat fat the Cincin Imti amp pm. To assume responsibilities for of ban Bell Telephone co., but a Cating students and adults in the faced turn up any expo danger of drugs. The schools can Siye devices Only Hope to develop preventive e o o programs. International business machines a total program is necessary and a target of one of the new York parents or. And mrs Paul Jenkins j lege where he completed studies in show include the effects of drugs skyscraper blasts was threatened Uit i i a h f v a mathematics. During the korean alcohol and tobacco. With bombing at its Cleveland and indeed be a Good deed or me Vin Wafi be served with the u. S. Air a one shot programs such As As Westchester county ny., install to perform. And so he has every Force air defense warning systems semlies films and filmstrips have tons and its main office in Harri stay that the Sun shines Bright the in maintenance and operation of Little lasting effect. J son . Thousands of workers a boy scout Melvin knows All Flag flies in the rectory Yard. Radio and radar equipment Asa a were evacuated while fruitless about flags. He knows that you re j occasionally Melvin s sister radar Squadron technical con roller the most successful programs Arches were made supposed to take them Down when Vickie will take tbs Flag Down for hi9 Active duty assignments included Are those where the topic of drugs j a Bonsib threats forced the Evacula Ltee a a t it Rains. In fact he wont even put him if he a sick or out of town Japan Guam. And Okin in included in the regular courses Uon of br00kiyns Federal court the democratic process begins at i. Up of there its a hint of rain he. When evening comes. Awa As Well As in the United states of study not As a separate course. Homse for a Aeo Ond a amp a forcing expect House approval of . Change Washington up a House approval of a Bill to turn the u. S. Postal service Over to a nonprofit corporation is expected after the easter recess. The plan designed to increase ing class a so they continued would postal efficiency by removing of Ever give up its Power without Mak orations from political influences ing a fight to retain it. The a a owners would necessarily use violence to suppress the workers thereby justifying a counter violence in such an analysis whether it is old style marxism or new style Quot Peoples democracy a denies the social contract theory of government under which the monopoly of coercive Power is vested by legally enacted Law in a police and court system subject to direction by freely elected officials. Whatever one May think of mayor John Lindsay he is not in favor of using his police Power arbitrarily to invade Black Panther Homes. And whatever one May think of the government of North Ireland it has had the Good Grace recently to remove property and wealth qualifications on the franchise which Means that members of the Catholic major Ity in Londonderry can now take hold of their destinies too but Eam on Mccann and Bernadette Devlin Arentt interested in civil rights save As a Means to promote their nor Are the Black panthers in the United received its first congressional endorsement thursday when it was approved in a 17 6 vote by the House Post office committee. President Nixon Airest has moved in the direction of de politicizing the Post off race by issuing an executive order removing the historic postal patronage system substituting competitive civil service examinations for All new postmasters and Rural carriers in place of congressional approval. The Senate is working on its own version of a postal Reform Bill expected to be ready for action within two weeks. If the measure gets final approval this year As the Nixon administration expects the operating authority for the proposed corporation would go into effect before the end of next year. The precinct caucus which is a grass the caucuses for Henry county will be held in the following places Baltimore Truman Hobbs. Canaan Donald Gabeline. Center Verne Wright route 3. Hillsboro Jan Mccabe Marion Wilbur Allender it. 5. My. I mrs. Lloyd Bowen 601 e. Henry my. 2 Alanson Elgar 405 Courtland. My. 3 Paul Glanzman 307 w. Warren my. 4 Clarence pulse 401 e. Washington. New London twp. Amp corp., Lloyd Timmons. Rome de Lanferman Salem j. H. Moeller Tippecanoe Max Kauffman Westwood Trenton Lawrence Hill Wayne Bob Mccullough for further information Call mrs. Ralph Meade 385-4292. Yield to demand of Okuichi kidnappers following his military service he examples would include the studyli000 persons into the Street. If of opium in relation to the i t and v Een business buildings court of 1iu�?~ opium War the Cost and Bouses and schools were evacuated duties involved work on economics of drugs in economics a thursday. Law enforcement and Laws relating j to drugs in government classes or. Burgh joined Superior Cable and of course physical education corporation in 19e6 As a member of has Many possibilities. Worked with Western electric company in Greensboro where his Dutie cot control systems. The testing department and was transferred to the research and de Sao Paulo Brazil up a prepared a special flight today to the government yielded today to Mexico for the five men. The kid another demand of the kidnappers Napers also had demanded the been responsible for the Ion materials prepared by both the Bureau of narcotics and danger Boos and cheers for president Washington up a president Nixon visited a predominantly negro vocational school today and was greeted by a mixture of Boos and cheers. The visit to the federally sup ported Washington technical Institute was unscheduled and As the president entered the school building there was a huge Crayon printed placard on the Wall of a corridor Reading a Send the War in Vietnam and on his departure about too students gathered. Some cheered but others booed and yelled out a emr. President withdraw Carswell and Quot Tricky a few were seen giving him a thumbs Down gesture. The president paid no attention to the Boos and was smiling As he waved and Shook hands with his Well wishers. Of japanese counsel general no Buo Okuichi that it guarantee the Quot integrity of All political prisoners in Brazil As the Price for his release. The government previously had agreed to Exchange five political prisoners for Okuichi s Freedom and government halt the search for the j of Many project assignments in kidnappers. Solving wire and Cable Man fac 000 Turing operations and was instr before acting the government mental in the development of us demanded and got proof that Oku periods Quot Corr Gard dimensionally Chi was still alive. A letter from expanded polyester film utilized As Okuichi in his handwriting said he a Cable Core wrap guiding the was a Well and being Well treated project through its Early stages and by my kidnapper so a the third let Pilot operations to its current passenger aboard plane shoots self Denver up a a passenger Tuyl and Richard Mcbeth and aboard a jetliner carrying 31 per curriculum coordinators Donald e. Sons on a nonstop flight from Cali a elopement Section in 1961. Ile has 0118 dings and the state department of Public instruction were distributed to those in attendance. Those attending from it. Pleasant were supt. Robert v. For Manek principals Richard Van Young and Roger Williams. States interested in Normal democratic policies. They Are out As the advertisement of one of their books proclaims to Quot Bridge the Gap Between revolutionary rhetoric and to give any of them the keys to our cities is to invite our own destruction. Police have different idea about free grass Iowa City up a Early arrivals at Iowa City High school wednesday were greeted by a sign on the front Steps which said free grass. Take Only As much As you need. But efforts of Anonymous philanthropists were unappreciated by the Iowa City police. They were called to the school and confiscated the Quot grass against which the sign rested which they described As a bout $400 Worth of marijuana. Traffic clogs streets in san Francisco san Francisco up a a municipal employees walkout shut Down the san Francisco transit system to the last Cable car today. Unions representing 7,500 City workers set up picket lines at one minute after Midnight in a wage dispute with the City Board of supervisors. Too streets were jammed with cars. The traffic backed up onto Bridges across san Francisco Bay clogging incoming suburban commuter traffic. The strike affected most City services except for police and fire departments. Some schools were closed. Garbage collections continued As that service is handled by private firms in san Francisco. The City operated Airport continued Normal service although janitors walked out and set up a picket line. Too san Francisco general Hospital Center of some of the most militant Union demands was Cut Back to emergency Only service and a health department official said Quot at least four fifths of the hospitals 1,800 workers failed to show up. The strike was called by four unions representing nurses Blu Collar Hospital and City workers and clerks. City attorney Thomas o Connor called the walkout illegal and warned those taking part they could be fired. Ter he has written since he was seized on a Sao Paulo Street wednesday night. Wiretapping legislation in hands of governor Des Moines up a the Fate of the proposed wiretapping legis fornia to Chicago shot himself through the head thursday. The Bullet passed through the neck of another passenger. The plane a United air lines 727 Jet was flying Over Nebraska but turned around and made an emergency Landing in Denver. The Man who killed himself was identified Only As j. Thomas of Standard production status. In 1967, or. Burch was placed in charge of the mechanical Safoora apparently the kidnapper were tory in superiors research and in not prepared to give the govern sneering facility heading a group lation is now in the hands of gov. Ment the names of the five prison responsible for building prototype Robert d. Ray who said today that ers they want sent to Asylum in equipment for evaluation of new he has until Midnight monday to san Jose Calif. The other Passen Mexico until the government meets and improved manufacturing make his decision on the Bill All conditions. The original Ransom techniques and for evaluation of the Bill which has cleared both note threatened death if the de processes on a Pilot Plant bans. His bodies of the legislature reached mands were not met. J most recent assignments involved the governors desk thursday. 000 design of production equipment de Ray said he has not read the Bill today the kidnappers left a letter a elopement of mechanical sections yet and does not except to take any its Pilot but it did not go through in a mail Slot along with another Cable pressure alarm systems and action on it before monday. 1 Miter skin. The Cabin lost no Ger John Marvin Sager was in serious condition with a Bullet wound in the neck. The Bullet penetrated the first layer of the planets Hull according letter from the Diplomat. It said envelopment of Telephone training they expressed a worry about the equipment. Fate of our companions still in 000 fire in Field shortly afterwards the Justice minister and foreign minister is Temov to Owa As soon As hem in his new position or. Burch will to in charge of operations at the it. Pleasant Plant and will sued a statement saying Quot the government communicates that it has taken All the measures for the release transportation and exile in Mexico of the five prisoners and reiterates its duty of fulfilling the Constitution and the Law s of the country so As to preserve the integrity of prisoners under ing arrangements can be completed. Or. Burch is married to the former Betty Hewitt of Hickory. He resides with his wife and their two boys. Keith 14, and Keven to at 406 third Street. N. E. In Conover. The Burch family attends Woodlawn Baptist Church. Pressure during the 200-mile, 35 minute flight to Denver following the shooting. Firemen were called to two Miles the plane was on a nonstop flight North of the Salem stub at 12 10 from san Jose to Chicago. Sager . Friday to extinguish a fire of pleasant own Calif., was bound in a Field. I for Minneapolis. Oxford Man killed near Iowa City Iowa City up a an electric inspector for Iowa City was killed and a woman seriously injured thursday evening when the cars they were driving collided 4 Miles South of Here. Authorities said Robert Beck 38. Oxford was killed instantly when his car collided with one driven by mrs. Martha Clark Coralville. She was hospitalized in mercy Hospital in Iowa City in satisfactory condition. _ Beck was employed by the Quot City j and was driving a City car when j the wreck happened about 5 15 . J 22 americans killed Iii 24 hour period Saigon it up a u. S. Head corresponding period of 1969. The quarters Friday reported 22 Amer sources reported 49 helicopters were icons killed la of them in Hel Acop knocked out but it was pointed out Ter crashes for the heaviest casual 1 that helicopter crewmen this year ties of any 24-hour period this year logged about 40.0c0 More flying sources said helicopter losses since hours than in the first 2vi months Jan. I were running go per cent of 1963. Higher than during the same period. The group of to americans was of 1969. Killed thursday when a $217,000 in announcing casualties for the Chi helicopter crashed a due to un-24-hour period ended Friday morn known causes about 45 Miles ing Headquarters said to americans Southeast of Saigon us. Spokes were killed in a single helicopter men said. Crash. Another was killed in a separate helicopter loss and intensified ground action Cost la More americans killed. Thirty five men were wounded. Since the first of the year sources said 77 american Helicon terse verse Paul f. Burch by a. C. Gordon to stand up and be counted needs a courage out and out but better when you stand up i ters have been destroyed. In the after you be been counted out
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