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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - March 28, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
He it pleasant news partly Cloudy vol. 92, no. 74mt. Pleasant Iowa saturday evening March 28, 1970 Price to cent wide variety in easter observances by up traditional easter observances vied with More contemporary celebrations this easter weekend. Some Holiday travellers had difficulty getting to any kind of Observance. San Francisco a Glide memorial United methodist Church planned As easter morning Celebration called a seize the journey to the program included two dance companies a theater workshop a jazz Folk band and a a soulful the Rev. A. Cecil Williams invited attendants to a dance the Joy of new life As we seize to it he journey of liberation join us As we dance sing and rap discuss too worshippers from several states were expected to gather tonight beneath a in foot a across of peace on Bald Knob Mountain near Alto pass 111. Ministers from Kentucky Missouri and Mississippi were scheduled to participate in the service. The a revitalization corps of Drake University planned to erect a tent City to dramatize poverty in Des Moines Iowa. The group planned easter Sunrise serv Ces tor 7 30 . The Sun however will Rise in Des Moines at 6 03 . Too in Daytona Beach fla., College students on their annual easter invasion found and cold in place of the a Ual Florida Sunshine. At Orlando fla., an easter Rock festival turned into a i Dubath As a downpour hit the area Friday. Twenty thousand Young campers sought shelter in tents and cars. Too but easter travellers who arrived at their destinations might have considered themselves fortunate. A strike by air traffic controllers trapped other travellers in Airport terminals in some arts of the country. And in Reed City mich., Homer hoisted 81, planned to a climber his 61 year old red easter egg again. Hoisted got the dyed egg at a 1909 easter party. He keeps it wrapped in a cloth inside an old shaving Mug. Winter comes Back to Iowa Winter returned with considerable Force Friday evening despite the arrival of Spring by the Calendar a week ago. A snowstorm moved in that left Only one half Inch on the ground but in doing so formed a coating of ice and Snow pack on highways and streets that made driving hazardous through the night and up to mid morning saturday. Salting and sanding Crews worked in Many areas to improve conditions. The temperature dropped to a cold nine degrees during the night by the Federal Wather Bureau thermometer Here. One of the lowest reports in the state if not the lowest was at Spencer where the Reading was six below Zero. Warmer temperatures but still Chilly Are predicted for the weekend. Majority Speaks out against Carswell Washington up for the first time since president Nixon nominated g. Harrold Carswell to the supreme court in january a majority of senators who Are willing to take a stand publicly or privately oppose confirmation. The initial test will come april 6 on the question of killing the nomination indirectly by sending it Back to the Senate judiciary com Mittee. Conflict of views on handling Des Moines narcotics problem by Cheryl Arvidson Des Moines up a six weeks ago to the Day two Young Blacks from Des Moines voluntarily testified in front of u. S. Sen. Harold e. Hughes on their former heroin addition and How they overcame their dependency. Now both of them Are in the Polk county jail facing serious drug charges in the aftermath of the largest drug raid in Des Moines history. Too in the Early morning hours Friday four state and one Federal agent joined 19 Des Moines police officers to carry out the raids j when the raids were completed 18 persons had been arrested in connection with hard and soft drug sales and conspiracy to sell narcotics. All 18 were arraigned and Are being held in lieu of Large Bonds. Too Arthur Duke jr., 26, and his wife Helen were perhaps the most ironic of those arrested. Duke and Helen appeared at Hughes drug hearing in Des Moines to Tell about their withdrawal from heroin and How they were helping others to withdraw too. The two were the key to Iowa a first successful heroin withdrawal program being conducted at the Harrison treatment Center in Des Moines. And with their arrests the entire program May be in jeopardy. Too on Friday the Harrison Center accepted its 90th patient seeking help from heroin addiction. The withdrawal is simple done by use of another narcotic Metha Don which takes the pain and suffering from kicking the heroin habit. But the True key to the program according to those who started it is Mutual Trust with no fear of being a turned too Duke and Helen took part in the withdrawal program and immediately started bringing in friends who also needed help. Or. Keith Simpson coordinator of the withdrawals said together Duke and Helen have accounted for Well Over 80 per cent of those coming to the treatment Center for care. A we had been cutting off about $6,000 a Day in Money which would have been spent for drugs a Simpson said. A there Are a number of ways sentenced for y. A advancing on it. Madison . Robbery cambodian capital phenom Fehn. Cambodia up them. A member of the cambodian Des Moines up a three St. The a columns of vat Cong National Assembly said saturday. Louis men were sentenced Friday troop arc Westward in the Deputy Trinh Hoan said the to c mix i a toward this capital Viet Cong columns total about 3,000 try and c in Bodoni forces Are be men All of them heavily armed. He Iii a moved into to. Ion to Block said they had moved from the bord or with South Vietnam into Cam coils mid Jom among the Young ladies receiving Merit awards from the Chica qua Rock club recently were l to r Elizabeth Smith Denise Appel Marcy Mcbeth Ruth Vantiger and Hannah Volkman. Not pictured but also receiving Merit awards were Carol Peterson and Linda Carver. To Stop or discredit a program and one of the Best ways is striking at the heart of too the drug raid Simpson said is going to make people w to currently Are addicted even More Leary of trusting anyone. A now we know a he said a that people working in our program and All Over town were arcs narcotic agent Sand that Isnit going to make treatment any Robert Scott also of the Harrison Center said All patients on the withdrawal program now will have to be reassured that the most important thing to the Harrison workers is making the addicts Well again. A i think Well have trouble keeping patients and i can to help but think that the other people who addicted will hesitate to come for treatment a Scott said. Another part of the drug raid which is complicating the Harrison work is that Duke was charged with not Only Selling heroin but also Selling methadone the drug used to withdraw persons. State sources who asked not to be identified said Duke allegedly got the methadone in some Way from the treatment Center and made open sales to narcotic agents. Scott insisted Duke received methadone to administer to others Only once and he no longer had Access to the drug a after we heard that he sold Scott said on that one occasion in february Duke had at the most a partial Days Supply for one patient about eight or to methadone pills. Too the state sources described As a a tragic the fact that the Harrison program had to be brought into the picture in an a ugly they also pointed up the dangers of treating patients without confining them to hospitals or other institutions. A a it a tragic that a real Fine program has to receive such a damaging blow a one agent said a but they really brought it on however Des Moines police it. Lawrence Carpe who was in charge of the raids said he saw a no reason Why it should injure the Carpe described Duke As a not the Best person to be working in the program and i think the Harrison people knew Merit awards were presented to these Young men by the Chic Aqua Rock club on wednesday evening. The boys Are l to r Chris Bittie Lloyd Carver Jerry Van Tuyl Norman Burchard and Douglas Stutzman. Maynard Bittie background 7th and 8th Grade science instructor was the school sponsor for the project. Gary Crow and Don Roach also received awards but were not present for the picture. In District court Here to 15 years each imprisonment in what a us. Attorney called Quot one of the most Imper int organized it or fictions in some time in the Russell Eugene Briddle 44 Russel Brown 37 and William Edward Moury 31. Were convicted by a jury March 19 of the burglary of i $80,000 in Stamps and registered mall thanksgiving Day from tile fort Madison Post office. Two were arrested in Hannibal mo., and the third in St. Louis. They pleaded innocent and were died before a jury in the Federal District court of judge Roy staph i Anson. Allen Donielson us District attorney for the Southern District of Iowa said the three a Are believed i i part of a Large National Post office burglary ring under investigation for some time. We believe they a responsible for some $590,000 in1 thefts from Post offices in the last 12 months. A we also Are reliably informed that the Stamps stolen in fort Madison were marketed through the mafia in new York. This is one of the most important organized crime convictions in some time in the Midwest Quot Donelson said. He called it a the hardest trial i Ever the the men. Donielson said a Between them had 17 felony convictions before the they were sentenced to to years for damage to a Federal office building Ani five years to be served concurrently for burglar izing the Post office. Another five year consecutive term was added for conspiring to break into a Post office. In addition Donielson said Briddle was sentenced in december for car theft to five years in prison and in january to two More for violation of the Safe streets act bringing his total to 22 years. Brown has two years left of a sentence for parole violation. Briddle has spent 23 of tile last 26 years in prison Donelson said. Rock club gives Merit awards at the regular meeting of the Chica qua Rock club wednesday night it Junior High school students were presented with Merit awards for their proficiency in the Art of lapidary. These seventh Grade science students were accompanied by their parents. For the past six months Severn members of the Chica qua Rock club have this Art from Rock duo members. Been giving of their time and Talent to instruct these boys and girls in the Art. These students had on display Many Beautiful pieces of their work. This september another group from Maynard bitties science classes will Carver Gary Crowl Chris Bittie be Given the Opportunity a to learn Jerry Van Tuyl and Don Roach. Those receiving the Merit awards were a Hannah Volkmann Marcy Mcbeth Ruth Vantiger Elizabeth Smith Denise Appel Carol Peterson Linda Carver Douglas Stutz open House two More Days Man Norman Burchard Lloyd Day. Further action in Kopechne Case six stiffer minor injuries involving sen. Edward m. Nedy up has Learned. Ken six persons suffered minor injuries in a two car Accident on Boston up a the District Secretary and onetime Campaign West Washin a on Street at 3 15 court judge who presided Over the worker for sen. Robert f. Ken . Friday. They wire a it dad at secret Mary to Kopechne inquest Nedy of new York died july 18 memorial Hospital and Relea and. Has recommended further Legal a i when a Black Sedan which Edward tion in his report on the Accident Kennedy said he was driving plunged off a crude Bridge into a tidal Pond. Kennedy was charged with and injuries an i mrs. My pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of the Accident which was not reported to police for at least nine hours. Confusion about circumstances surrounding the Accident led to the inquest which ended according to the source Boyle Jan. 8. Concluded in his report the find i a reliable source said Friday that judge James a. Boyle of Edgartown called for a further process in the Case although he did not define what course of Legal action he had in mind. Ing was justified by contradictions in the testimony of some witnesses about circumstances surrounding the Accident on Chappaquiddick Island off Martha a Vineyard. Witnesses included Kennedy and several of the senators close friends and associates. What those funny yellow buttons mean mrs. Eugene Mccormick it. Pleasant route 2, and her her mrs. Dora Mckeever received form icky a son Daniel a head Bruise. Her daughter Cynthia Ann Wasny to Hurt. Martha Jane Francy new London and her sons Jerry and David received outs and bruises. Open House at the rest Haven nursing Home was attended by a bout 50 interested persons the fir mrs. Alice Whaley owner and administrator of the Home said a it was a very enthusiastic crowd. We received Good reports and compliments from friends and family Mae Kennedy of Kennedy a nursing Home took care of the guest Book and Ann Milf Paughf a nursing Home was in charge of the refreshment table. About 25 Floral arrangements from it. Pleasant businesses and from friends decorated the Home for the occasion. The open House continues saturday and sunday i to 3 . Each Day. Seven injured in aeneid ends on Snow Park Slit k Snow covered highways were blam. D for three accidents which occurred near it. Pleasant Friday and Early saturday. Seven persons received injuries. Ai 5 20 . Friday a 1967 Ford driven by Maurice s. Menko 26, of. Pleasant. And a 1967 Buick driven by Charles d. Tyner 59, Salem collided at the Salem stub intersection South on Highway 218. Both ears were headed South on 218 and the Tyner car was turning right onto Highway 125 which goes into Salem. Tin Menke car collided with it from the rear. The front of the Ford was dam god an estimated $830 and the Buick about $600. Menke suffered a nose injury. His sister Monica Menke 32, was with him and Wasny to Hurt. Mrs. Tyner suffered knee injuries. The injured were not to amp pit Iii Zed. Sheriff Van Crawford investigator and charged Menke with failure to Stop within the Clear assured distance ahead. Too at 8 37 . Friday a 19g7 Volkswagen driven by Carla Jean Williamson 17, new London and a 1968 Mercury driven by Charles r. Humphrey Iowa City collided on Highway 218 two Miles North of town. Miss Williamson suffered a Back injury and her Mother. Mrs. Earl Williams a Shock and other injuries. They Are in memorial Hospital in Good condition. Humphrey and his wife were treated for i cuts and bruises and released. Miss Williamson was driving North when a southbound car driven by mrs. Avis Bohnenkamp it. Madison spun around in front of Lier. Miss Williamson pulled Over to miss the Bohnenkamp car and the Volkswagen collided nearly head on with the southbound Humphrey car. The left front and Side of the Volkswagen and the left front of the Mercury were badly damaged. Tile sheriff and the Highway patrol investigated. At 12 35 . Saturday a 1965 rambler driven in Francis b. Aves ing 40, Aston la mo., went out of control As it came off the Skunk River Bridge South on 218 headed North and plunged Down a deep Ravine on the East Side of the Highway. The car rolled Over and Bodiao a prey Veng province and were within 50 Miles of phenom pen. An undisclosed number of cambodian troops was ordered into the area he said to Block the Advance. Trinh said he believed the Viet Cong were a not attempting to make War but to intimidate the the cambodian government announce Friday its troops had smashed a Viet Cong inspired up rising in support of deposed Prince Norodom Sihanouk. The government closed the nations International airports and clamped restrictions on movement within the capital itself. To count transients March 31 even if you Are away from Home on census Day. The census Bureau intends to find you in your hotel or Motel and count you As a resident of your Home City county and state District manager a. E. Minor said today. This will require a special project called a it night a the a a to standing for a it night will be March 31 throughout the United states and the management of All hotels motels and other Large places for transients will take part. On a it night a which is the night before census Day april i ail transients at hotels motels and like places will be Given an individual census form to fill out. It includes spare to indicate a usual place of after All forms have been collected they will be sorted at the local District office to determine which persons hading no other usual place of residence should be counted locally. Those who give a Home address elsewhere will be allocated to their appropriate Home areas. Permanent residents of a hotel or Motel will be counted As part of the local population where they Are staying. Information about their housing which is part of the 1970 census will be furnished by the resident managers. Carbon tetrachloride May be off Market Washington up a unless objections Are raised by thursday the government will Issue an order taking Carbon Rottach Loricia the easier egg Hunt postponed the easter egg Hunt sponsored by the eagles and scheduled for this sunday afternoon has been postponed for a week because of the weather conditions. The annual event landed Back on its wheels. It was common household cleaning fluid totally wreaked. Off the Market. Ave sin uttered Only bruises and the food and drug Nistra was treated at memorial Hospital tion Fra said Carbon Tetra Chlor and released. He had his seat Belt Ide kills humans and animals by on and that is credited with Sav destroying the ability of the kidneys ing him from More serious in and liver to clean the blood Caus Juri its sheriff Crawford who in ing the body to die from its own vast gated said. Ordinary toxins. Local scouts experience storm Handicap on Ricer Canoe trip have you seen Young people walking around with funny yellow have the judges report and the 764 Page manuscript of the inquest buttons with Brown dots testimony have been impounded it of w<mdere<1 what this of an5? pending a Resolution of the Case. These Are the buttons that signify completes four Boyle could have taken direct a membership in the youth Cen according to police mrs. Mccormick Wras headed West and stopped for an approaching car to through 12 years old is now sched turn into the a amp w drive in. The used for two o clock on sunday aft westbound Francy car a 1968 Vernoon april 5, in Saunders Park. Buick collided with the rear of the Mccormick 1968 Ford. Both cars we Ere considerably damaged. A charge of failure to Stop within the assured Clear distance ahead Wras filed against mrs. Francy. Tion in prosecuting the Case but Ter or the coffeehouse As it is he apparently left it up to Massa known to the youth. They Are on years of service Chusett attorney general Robert h. Quinn and District attorney Edmund s. Dims. Dinis who called for the Ein quest took the initiative and it was announced thursday the Sale for $2 to All High school j sgt. William r. Smith son of or. Students. And mrs. Karl Smith of Westwood the buttons will enable the i received his discharge at Travis air wearers to get into the House free Force base in san Francisco and for one year. If they done to have has returned Home of or Lour years buttons it will Cost them a dime with the air Force. Dukes county grand jury would a very time. Adults Don t feel left he has been stationed at Uta reconvene in Edgartown april 6 of if you want to support the air base in Thailand where he to reopen the Kopechne invest youth Center the youngsters Are. Was a Crew chief on a b52 bomber gation. Jury Foreman Leslie h. Considering Selling membership As a non Crew flying member he Leland said he decided to request cards to adults too. Paw 23 hours Over Vietnam on the reconvening of the 21-member so now if you see Young people bombing runs panel after consultation with Dinis. Walking around with funny yellow j among other medals he received a 0 0 buttons with Brown dots on them the combat support ribbon and Tho miss Kopechne 28, a Washington you la understand what they mean. Vietnam service ribbon. August Hagers 21. Is Tho newest it. Pleasant police officer. He started working this week on the desk while Laverne Harlan is on vacation and will work As a regular officer when Harlan returns. Local scouts and scout leaders of and wrapped in sleeping bags. Jim for children troop 27 and 227 had an a expect Perron was also suffering from i d Opportunity Friday evening to frosted feet prove Somi of the real values of scouting and remain a Cool Quot in any Gartin and Mike Nichols took a situation. Canoe and paddled Back to Daven the Young scouts and their Lead let Ort the p01 were notified ens left Princton Iowa North of Anc a Rescue boat was sent to the Davenport on Friday afternoon for Island. Snyder and Perron were an easy Down the Mississippi taken by me Power boat and am to fort Madison. There were four glance to mercy Hospital where canoes with two scouts in each and they were treated and released. Their plans were to spend the night the other scouts also left the Ison Pelican Island South of Daven land and spent most of the night in port and continue to fort Madison be lobby of mercy Hospital until on saturday. Tears from it. Pleasant could arrive of a and bring them Back to town in the the scout leaders were Don Gar Early morning hours. On the retin and Clint Kila and the scouts turn trip both cars Slid into ditches were Chuck Rila. Mike Nichols. Jer on the icy roads without injury or by Snyder of new London Steve property damage. Davis Boyd Billingsley and Jim sleeping bags and other camping Perron. Gear were left on the Island and the Caners reached Pelican is will be picked up this weekend. It land after darkness in a blinding was indeed a a a cools experience. Snowstorm. Jerry Snyder stepped out of his Canoe into several feet of terse verse water he fell Over backwards into by a. C. Gordon the River due to numbness and Phy some girls look attractive Sical exhaustion. Don Gartin jump wearing Slacks de in and pulled him out and Sny if you done to observe the Der was made comfortable by a fire from their backs
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