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The it pleasant news Section one 2 sections vol. 92, no. 71 it. Pleasant Iowa wednesday evening March 25, 1970 Price to cents Cloudy these Days by John Chamberlain could Carswell be worse than the others i am no student of the judicial opinions of judge g. Harrold Tours Well hut it amuses me to think that any lower count Justice in the land could be deemed unfit to mingle on the supreme court Bench with some of the alleged great brains that have been confusing the legislative function with the judicial for to these Many years. Quite privately i have Long been convinced that one of the qualifications for a modern supreme will ask death for fatal penalty criminal bombings Washington up a president Nixon said today he will ask for legislation to impose the death penalty if a fatality results from a criminal bombing. Nixon said actual and threatened court Justice in the age of the bombings have a sent fear through great society must be that he is Many american communities and unable to read. How save on the basis of functional illiteracy can one explain the eight to one decision in the mrs. Madalyn Murray school prayer Case of 1063? Justice Tom Clark who wrote the majority Tough new legislation is needed to Deal with the perpetrators whom he called a political fanatics Many Young criminals posturing As romantic a they must be dealt with As the opinion which effectively made potential murderers they Are a Nix voluntary prayers or Bible Reading in the schools illegal could hardly have had article one of the Bill of rights clearly before him when he spoke for the court. What this first amendment to the Constitution says quite explicitly is that a Congress shall make no Law respecting the establishment of a Well Congress never has tried to establish a National Church congressmen even the mediocrities among them have been Able to read. The first amendment however conveys no hint of an instruction to states and the local communities about legislating on religious matters. When the Bill of rights was adopted some states actually had what amounted to local state churches presumably articles nine and ten of the Bill of rights which defend rights a retained by the people and a reserved to the states a leave it entirely up to the local voters in the local communities to do As they please about school prayers provided of course that individuals Are not coerced into praying against their will. On said. Nixon a proposed legislation mainly would provide stiff new Federal penalties for anyone convicted of being involved in a bombing transporting explosives or threatening a bombing. Lie said proposals being sent to Congress ask that a anyone transporting or receiving explosives intending to use them unlawfully be made subject to imprisonment for to years or a Fine of $10,000, or both. The current maximum penalty is a single year in prison or a $1,000 Fine or both. A the maximum penalty be doubled to 20 years in prison or a $20,-000 Fine or both if anyone is injured As the ultimate result of such transport of explosives. A penalties for bomb threats be raised from one year in prison to a maximum of five years or $5,000 Fine or both. Incendiary devices be included in the category of a explosives a bringing such devices under the anti bombing provisions. A use of explosives to damage or destroy any building vehicle or other property owned or leased to the Federal government be made a Federal crime. A Possession without written authorization of any explosive in a building be made a Federal crime. A use of explosives to damage or destroy any building or property used for business purposes by any person or firm engaged in interstate Commerce or in any activity affecting interstate Commerce be made a Federal crime. A Possession of explosives with the intent to damage either Federal property or property used in Federal business by a person engaged in interstate Commerce also be made a Federal crime. A the individual engaged in the transport or use of explosives in violation of these provisions be made subject to the death penalty if a fatality occurs. Nixon said he was also asking that Law enforcement assistance administration funds be specifically designated for special training programs for state and local Law enforcement agencies. Confer on wage solution for postal workers Washington Gale w. Mcgee with Nixon today forecast afterwards that a a meaningful and constructive solution would be reached in the postal workers pay dispute. Mcgee chairman of the Senate Post office committee warned up a sen. Seven it Ostal unions recognized by d wyo., met the government to meet with his several Banks Cut prime interest rate gov. Ray Calls for slowdown David Ekstrand Center was honoured at the rotary club tuesday evening with the Carnegie hero fund medal for saving the life of Loren Keif left on january 15, chg. Rotarian George Stanley right was in charge of the pro Rani. Carnegie hero recognition Given David Ekstrand at rotary meeting David c. Ekstrand Rural new Drew the bulls attention was Able London was honoured at a special to pull Reif to safety and trans program tuesday evening with the a ported him to the Burlington hos presentation of the Carnegie hero Pital. Fund commission Bronze medal following the presentation Elk the award was made As the result strand was honoured by the rot a i of an incident that occurred on ans with a standing ovation and january 15, 1969 in which Ekstrand j both he and or. Reif responded saved the life of Loren Reif who with Brief remarks was being mauled by an angry two in addition to Ekstrand and Reif year old Holstein Bull. Reif was hos j guests at the ceremony included vitalized with 12 broken ribs Multi mrs. David Ekstrand mrs. Loren pie bruises and lacerations. The rotary club sponsored the formal presentation and George Stanley was in charge of the program assisted by Virgil Hileman and Ken Rogers. Representatives today in Washington a provided there was no reversal in the Back to work trend. He said he hoped a we could conclude the matter very soon. I think we but Blount declined to say however that final Congress Ion a i whether president Nixon was now willing to accept a pay raise for postal workers without action on turning the Post. Office into a corporation. Nixon had been insisting that the two matters could not be separated. Action on a Compromise pay Bill could not come immediately and might even take months. Mogee was summoned to the White House along with sen. Hiram Pong a Hawaii ranking gop member of tire Senate committee for a review of Nixon s position and their own on How a renewed mail crisis might be averted. Postmaster general Winton m. I Blount asked the leaders of the March shows rougher Side Reif and or. And mrs. Fred Ekstrand. Joe Williams president of rotary and Dan Mcallister committee chairman announced that plans were completed for the annual to new York up a several of the nations largest commercial Banks Cut their Primo interest rates March was showing its rougher to 8 per cent from 8�?T per cent Side in Iowa wednesday by dumping wednesday but left a number of Snow in much of the state other big Banks across the country in it peasant Snow fell through divided on the Issue. Elt Jay nicked about As fast it fell. Tile tempera tune stood Irving Trust co., the nations As triggered the i at 32 degrees at noon. In slightly lower temperatures farther North the Snow wins accumulating on the if words mean what they obviously say eight supreme court justices should have been sent Back to school for remedial Reading instruction after the Quot mad Murray decision. Then there is the Case of Justice William o. Douglas who has just come out with a Book called a Points of Douglas As a judge is sworn to uphold the Constitution the established fundamental Law of the land. This or s not stopped him from writing this astounding passage a we must realize that today a establishment is the new George Iii. Whether it will continue to adhere to his tactics we do not know. If it does the redress honoured in tradition is also too in my innocent Way i had always thought the Way to change our Basic Laws is prescribed in the Constitution which Justice Douglas is supposed to be protecting. The fundamental constitutive document of our Republic has been amended Twenty five times proving that it can be done when the urge to depart from the older established Law is compelling. Should not one assume that any right minded supreme court Justice would insist that a a revolution is not to be supported in preference to amendment by anyone speaking As a member of the High Bench you can to very Well advocate illegality out of one Side of your Mouth and presume to be taken seriously As a defender of the Law when you Silt on the cases brought before your court. Let me say it again that i am not a competent judge of g. Harrold Carswell Slegal acumen. To make a proper study of his record i would have to take a month off from my work As a commentator on affairs. Since i am under contract to deliver a certain number of columns to editors each week no such time is available to me. However i do have time Ito look at individual court opinions and to refresh myself on the wording of the Bill of rights. I would be willing to Gamble that judge Carswell do worse than five or six of the justices who have been legislating for us from the High Bench for years. And i am sure that judge Carswell would never in his right mind write a Book condoning revolution when the amending process is open to those who want to change the Law. Some of our senators speaking in defense of Carswell have said the supreme court might Benefit by the addition of a representative of a mediocre this is hardly the most felicitous Way to put it. What we do have the right to expect is that judges should at least be Able to understand English. Distributed by King features Syndicate a it did no to work. Additional state Aid has not provided the answer for the property taxpayer and there is no reason to believe that another massive tax increase would do any More than create new and additional spending a Ray said. The governor called on local school districts to take the initiative to trim unnecessary fat from their budgets. Too he asked for a moratorium on any new standards requiring additional staff imposed on local districts by the state without adequate Means of funding. Ray said he has contacted superintendent of Public instruction Paul Johnston and legislative leaders and asked a that any unnecessary staff requirements now in effect also be modified to give re spending Des Moines up a in a rare appearance before a joint session of the Iowa legislature a grim gov. Robert d. Ray today be seethed All citizens to Cut unnecessary spending hold Dowin prices and consequently hold1 Down taxes. The governors speech came at a time when property taxpayers a Cross Iowa Are seriously considering a a a taxpayer a revolt to protest the skyrocketing costs of education. Too Ray said the answer to rising school costs is neither a massive state tax increase nor a huge influx of state Aid to local school districts. Instead he suggested squeezing from All school budgets a fall nonessential spending just As we Are doing in state government he cited the Large tax increase which was enacted in 1967, presumably to lower the property tax Load. Ray said As a result of the a i want All concerned including increase More than $100 million in the legislators citizens teachers additional Money was sent Back to school Board members administrate local schools but rather than tors and parents to objectively a relieve takes the Money appears to j Valuate their programs against 000 tary Rural Urban dinner next tues Stanley described How the act of Day evening March 31st. Heroism was brought to the at j a Tention of the Carnegie commission and How each detail of the incident is verified by Carnegie Reper Senta Tives. Established in 1904. The Trust fund was established by or. Carnegie from which gifts of Money could be Given to tile wives it j families of men killed while trying to save the life of another. Furthermore or. Carnegie specs 64 killed by by troops along Border Saigon up South Viet fied that a medal and a sum of namese troops killed 64 Viet Cong Money be awarded to any Man or and North vietnamese along the woman boy or girl who voluntarily cambodian Border in fighting re risks his or her life to an extra or ported today bringing to More binary degree in saving or attempt than 300 the number of guerrillas ing to save the life of another. In slain there in the past week. Addition to the medal Ekstrand received a Cash award in the amount of $750. Ken Rogers described the Bronze medal As having or. Carnegie a embossed profile on one Side of the medal and the other Side bears the name of the rescuer with a Brief description of the act. As of june government units in addition found the bodies of 51 guerrillas killed by . Air strikes tuesday in the same Border Region the wars newest focal Point. Have sparked a new High in spending. Open Bouse at rest Haven to Nee clays the rest Haven nursing Home located at 709 South main will hold an open House event on Friday saturday and sunday of this week. Hours Are i to 3 . And the Public is cordially invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. The open House celebrates the 25th anniversary for tire rest Haven Home which started operating on March 27th, 1s45. Mrs. Alice Whaley owner and administrator of the facility is a licensed practical nurse and is assisted by a competent staff of rns aides and other personnel. The Home was originally licensed to accommodate six patients and has grown Over the years to a facility accommodating 60 patients. The attractive and comfortable nursing Home is furnished with modern Hospital Type furnishings and equipment. Simmons a Veri Heigh to Beds Are utilized throughout. Patients at rest Haven Are encouraged to maintain an Active life. Many take daily walks to cent Tai Park and card playing checkers music and television Are popular diversions. Many of the ladies sew and knit embroider and Crochet. The warm months of Spring summer and fall will find the Able bodied enjoying the spacious lawns at rest Haven. Costs a he said. Too he stressed that the legislature must undertake an in depth examination and evaluation of the entire Iowa tax Structure a keeping firmly in mind the concern for the farm property owners and All property tax the governor said there is no simple solution to the Complex problem of rising costs and increasing tax Burden butt he said there Are other ways to avoid a general tax increase. For example he said the recommendations of the governors Economy committee should be implemented As soon As possible to save the taxpayers millions of dollars. Also Ray renewed his plea for president Nixon a proposal for sharing Federal Revenue with the states and local communities. Too he asked the legislator to adopt legislation this session to simplify the current state Aid formula and make it More workable. A i am convinced that iowans Are willing to pay for Good education but they will not tolerate waste a Ray said. A citizens must take the Lead not by revolting but by becoming knowledgeable sensitive and concerned with increased spending. They must express their View s to Public any change in tax Structure or increase in state Aid must not be made prematurely he said. A before another massive injection of state funds a which will Cost each taxpayer dearly a is approved for funding education we owe it to ourselves and to education to see that our dollars Are being spent wisely a Ray said. The heaviest fighting along the cambodian Border involved South vietnamese units using armoured vehicles within sight of the fron-30, 1969 a total of 5,553 medals have tier. Military spokesmen said the been Given out and a total of $11. Government troops killed 64 com-186,000 in Cash awards. Monist troops at a Cost of eight 000 dead and 40 wounded near Tuyen Virgil Hileman described the in Binh 60 Miles West Southwest of cadent which earned Ekstrand the Saigon. Hero award. Ekstrand we As driving american units reported 69 Ger Honie from work past the Reif farm Rillas slain in a half dozen engage months away. And he saw the Bull Knock Reif ments ranging from the Northern against a water hydrant enclosure provinces to the cambodian Border and was being trampled. Ekstrand eight americans were wounded. 12th largest Bank move and was quickly followed by Bank of America Bathe nations biggest Bank and a few others including Morgan guaranty Trust co. And United Bank of California. Bam said it Felt the Cut was premature but was in the Public service. But manufacturers Hanover Trust co., the fourth largest Bank said the move was premature and unjustified. R. E. Mcneill president said the commercial Banks still find it necessary to use substantial a mounts of eurodollars and other High Cost funds to make Loans. The prime rate is that which commercial Banks charge their largest most credit worthy business clients. Most other business rates Are scaled upward from the prime rate but a movement in the prime rate Doe not necessarily mean that consumer loan rates will move accordingly. Irving trusts move Trig tired another Sharp Rise on the Stock Market. Similar Sharp upturns followed a rash of prime rate cuts by a number of smaller Banks late in february and earlier this month. At that time top executives of most of the larger commercial Banks were saving that a drop in the prime rate from the record High of 811 per cent reached Early in june 1969, was still one to three ground and packing on highways. Portions of the state would receive More Snow wednesday night before the storm Center moved out the forecasters said. Several stores to close 2 hours several it. Pleasant stores will close Between 12 noon and 2 . On Good Friday. The suggestion was made by chamber of Commerce retail committee and several merchants said they would cooperate in the Observance. Hanging Over All deliberations meantime was a Friday Midnight deadline when Union Leader James Rademache raid he would Call a nationwide strike if there has not been some action on strikers demands. Rademacher president of the 200,000 member National association of letter carriers tuesday sharply increased the strikers pay and fringe Benefit demands and advised House and Senate conferees to forget about their talks until his negotiations with the administration Are resolved. New York City where it All started eight Days ago was the Only major holdout. But Back to work votes in the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn indicated All the City probably soon would join workers in 13 other states sorting a backlog of billions of pieces of mail. The Post office department announced that some mall deliveries would be made to businesses in Manhattan the Bronx and Brooklyn today by military personnel called in by president Nixon and that some Home deliveries would be made in Queens county where letter carriers returned to their jobs in overwhelming numbers. Mail service resumed tuesday in such major cities As Philadelphia Chicago Detroit los Angeles be i w Ark and san Francisco. Controllers . Airline cripple service All seven Mph students win division i ratings All seven it. Pleasant High school j Given while speaking. Students competing in the Iowa High school state forensic association state speech contest at Williamsburg saturday received division i ratings. The seven had previously won prose and poetry Reading selections must a changed Between District and state the contestants cannot read the same piece at b the contests. Dramatic declamation selections however because they division i ratings in the District Are memorized May be used at both contest held Ait Fairfield on feb events. Good Friday service at noon the Community Good Friday worship service will be held at first United methodist Church be giving at 12 noon. In lieu of a Sermon there will be a dramatic Reading of the play a const met Ion written by Ralph Stone. The drama portrays How we crucify the Christ anew in our own time and place. Marilyn Mahle will sing Quot he was despised an aria from the Messiah by Handel. By up air traffic controllers crippled airline service around the nation today with a stay at Home a sick. And tired slowdown and the Federal government decided to go to court to Force them Back to work. With airline service severely curtailed As the heavy Traffie easter weekend was about to begin it was Learned that transportation Secretary John a. Vol i get a the controllers Boss a directed that a court injunction be filed to halt what he regards As an illegal strike. It was the second time in a week that Federal employees defied warnings against a strike and took to the streets. Most postal workers were Back but failed to respond directly to a court order to do so. Absenteeism among air controllers ranged up to 90 per cent at Pittsburg. The number of missing ranged sharply downward at some places but the delays at big centers such As new York Philadelphia Miami Washington Cleveland and Denver resulted in service slowdowns elsewhere. Informed sources said Volpe Felt he had a Bent Over backward to Deal fairly with the professional air controllers organization Patch which called for the slowdown to seek better working conditions and bargaining authority for members. Too f. Lee Bailey Pat co a lawyer and executive direct or said a a Patch will do anything the court tells it to but he added that the organization itself could not Force members to stay on the Job and he did not see any a prospects of any Early end to the a rival controllers Union a the National association of government employees a also said it is planning to ask the court for an injunction to halt the walkout. More than half of Day shift controllers were deported absent at a number of locations calling in that they were either sick or too tired to i work. 28, a step necessary in order to compete in the state event. The contestants were entered in several different areas. Brenda Bratton Reading Theodore Roethke a poem a Field of Light and John Burrow who read i cry love in All areas the contestants were judged on poise , understanding of their piece delivery and Over All effect of their presentation. There were three judges in each area and each judge rated every speaker individually giving i Cambodia closes radio station at Washington sold Washington a the Sale of a love Aliso by Roo like were entered for outstanding la for Good. Iii for Dio station Chii in Wasington was in interpretive poetry Reading. Port to arms ships Carol Brombaugh with the lonely place by August w. Derleth and Linda Mcneely whose selection was phantasmagoria by Chris Fraser were contestants in dramatic declamation. Wendy alter Reading Mila 18 by Leon Uris and Janet Oldt who chose Ray Bradbury a dandelion wine were entered in interpretive prose Reading. Steve Nichols was a contestant in radio news average or poor and in for Dis announced tuesday with word th.-., qualifying work. The separate s or misapplication is now >11 like i ii the from each judge were then averaged to determine the speaker s Sion for Transfer of ownership. Final score. New owners of the local station All but two of the Mph leaders on approval of the acc. Will be received straight i s from All three Washington radio Taco Poi it i judges and the two who did not stockholders in to s group report had rating of i ii i. Which averages edly Are River g. Leighton phenom penh up a the cambodian government was reported today to have closed the Federal communications commis Jairt of Sihanouk Ville to snips Bear ing arms for the Vici Cong and North vietnamese. Tile govern ment also stepped up its vilification of deposed Prince Norodom Sihanouk. H d Sihanouk Ville is cambodians onto a final i rating. Shanklin Shirley Randolph. Donald in major port and is where the Hill not be giving Schiel and David h. Knutson. Jacked american munition ship the present owners indicate they Columbia Eagle is being held by in other the cambodian government. Reli the speakers w a special program of their win reporting in which the contestants Ning selections As has been done in will stress their interest first Drew several news items and the past but their coach and direct areas. Cut hut it Vincent says they Roy a. Hodges manager of the ships Veie in Sihanouk vice was unclear whether they were be deed the polish embassy had been closed but said he did not know the reason or whether this portended a break in diplomatic relations. The new vilification Campaign against Sihanouk linked him with such deposed Southeast asian leaders As president Sukarno of Indonesia and Ngo diem Dinh the assassinated president of South Vietnam. In Moscow today the official communist newspaper pravda Able sources said two other . Praised Sihanouk so a neutrality and said any changes by the hew then prepared a five minute radio tor mrs. Marilyn Vincent says the Root news a a show in the half hour be would be glad to present them at station her since it was started in fore they go a on the air a and Musit any meeting or local function if mated . Will be a Liaise in j office spokesman Dis China also work in a news Flash they Are contacted through Lier. Management. Government would encourage an american backed War in All indo
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