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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - May 9, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news partly Cloudy vol. 92, no. 110 it. Pleasant Iowa saturday evening May 9, 1970 Price to cents these Days by John Chamberlain Why the panthers have inspired fear the reverend William Sloane coffin jr., chaplain of Yale University certainly has a very queer View of a Man As a moral agent. In the Good chaplains View nobody is individually to blame for his own actions. Thus As or. Coffin puts it if Black Panther Bobby Seale is guilty As charged of having Given the order to off meaning to rub out fellow Panther Alex Rackley for a pig lishness a the u. S. As a whole is to blame for putting Seale in his allegedly murderous Frame of mind. The trouble with this Way of thinking is that it works any Way you want it to work. If nobody is individually to blame for his state of mind or. Coffin will have to let the anti panthers off the Hook too. For they have been brought to their Way of thinking by the behaviour of a collectivity a in this Case the collectivity of the Black Panther organization itself. Why do people fear the panthers the reason should be obvious to anyone who reads their books or listens to their pronouncements. They want to be recognized As a nation responsible to themselves alone. In their own words they Are seeking a a a United nations supervised plebiscite to be held throughout the Black Colony in which Only Black colonial subjects will be allowed to participate for the purpose of determining the will of Black people As to their National too if that it what they want they have a right to ask for it. But nobody is going to try to create a foreign nation inside the u. S. Without sending a Sharp tremor of fear through practically every citizen of the country we already have. The panthers Are organized As a government even before they have attained nationhood. Huey Newton has been their a a minister of Eldridge Cleaver has been a a minister of at one time Stokely Carmichael was the a a prime minister a Ray Brown was the a a minister of Justice a and James Forman the a a minister of foreign before Carmichael was a prime minister he was a a honorary Field this is not Normal politics a and people naturally fear anything that departs form Normal behaviour. The panthers say they want peace but their party is paramilitary. They maintain arsenals. They began their career in the spotlight by invading the California state Capitol in Sacramento with guns. Bobby Seale led the delegation. An expander Earl Anthony in a Book that is frighteningly titled a picking up the gun a describes the Panther uniform Black leather jacket Black Beret. Bua the a a most essential part of the Panther outfit says Anthony a was the gun. The gun had overnight capitulated the party into the Vanguard of the Black liberation movement thereby shoving the Black liberation movement into a new Era a the Era of the it does not help very much to explain that the panthers insist they a pick up the gun for purely defensive purposes. People Are a fraid of guns no matter How pure the motives of those who carry them May be. Nixon in pre Dawn i conversation with some protesters Washington up a a troubled and restless president Nixon drove to the Lincoln memorial before Dawn today where he told a surprised group of Long haired beaded Young people in earthy language that he understands Why they Are protesting his cambodian policies. A i told them that i know they think we Are a Bunch of so and sons Quot Nixon said later. A i used a stronger word a sure you came to demonstrate and to shout your slogans on the Ellipse Quot Nixon told the students As the Sun Rose. A a that Sall right. Just keep it peaceful. Remember i feel just As deeply As you do about Nixon was accompanied Only by his cuban born Valet Manuel Man olo Sanchez and three secret serv Cement who Nixon said were a a petrified that he had left the Sanctuary of the White House. Too he arrived at the memorial at about 5 a. Rn., spent about 35 minutes there chatting with about 50 sleepy eyed students who would later join As Many As 100,000 demonstrators near the White House for a rally protesting Nixon a Indochina policies. He then drove to the Capitol where he gave Sanchez a Brief running account of american history in the empty House chamber. The group returned to the White House at about 7 30 a. In. After eating a breakfast of corned beef hash with an egg at the Mayflower hotel. Nixon retired at about 2 a. In. Today after his nationwide televised news conference but found he sleep. A i got up and called Manolo and asked him if he had Ever seen the Lincoln memorial at night Quot Nixon said. A the never had. I said lets go see the Nixon described his discussion with the students As a give and take session. A they were Fine kids from All Over the country a the president said. He described it As a one of the most interesting experiences in my life. I was sort of carried Back myself to when i was in College and in Law school a he said. A i told them i know it is awfully hard to keep this in perspective Quot he said referring to the Vietnam War and his decision to Send . Troops to Cambodia. Too one thing i am working with All my heart for is the time when you will have the Opportunity to know the people of China a Nixon said he told the students. He said his conversation ranged Over Many subjects travel racial problems and environment. Nixon said he thought his Chat was far More useful than bringing students into the White House. A there were no to cameras and no press a Nixon said. A they did not feel the awesome Power of the White House. I was trying to relate to them in a Way they could feel i understood their Nixon told them to have a Good time and a Odout go away take farm chemicals three break ins in several thousand dollars Worth of agricultural chemicals were stolen from three Olds area business firms Friday night. Deputy Ron Elmore placed the time of the break ins Between Midnight Friday and Daylight saturday. It appeared the first break in fire destroys old armory a at Iowa div baled Straw dumped near garage a Large part of a Load of baled Straw was accidentally dumped in front of sheets motors West Monroe and Jackson Friday As the truck swung around the Corner at the intersection and the Load moved. Fortunately the Straw which was being hauled to a Highway shoulder seeding project As protective covering did not fall on parked cars nearby. One wag commented that he thought the trucker was unloading feed for the Mustangs at the garage. Take materials workers Maul for Quot Buck night Quot highlights of Nixon conference naturally if you inspire fear you will create reflex situations that May burst the Bounds of dispassionately fair behaviour. The panthers complain that the police a set them up for extinction in shoot outs presumably by provoking the panthers to fire first. But if the police _ or the a a pigs a weren t afraid of the panthers guns the alleged impulse to Quot set them up would remain quiescent. It is ancient Wisdom that those who live by the sword shall perish by the sword. I am not setting any of this Down to prejudice the panthers right to a fair trial. I am Only trying to show the reverend William Sloane coffin that if a a provocation is an excuse for behaviour the anti panthers have their provocations too. As an adherent to a sterner View of morality i would insist that individuals be held responsible for their individual actions. They should not of course be prejudged. It would be totally wrong to condemn Bobby Seale or anybody else before proof of a crime. It also happens to be wrong to condemn a trial As unfair before it has even been held. Judges and juries too Are innocent until they have been proved guilty. The panthers do Good things. They feed children. Eldridge Cleaver writes eloquent books and some of his essays May live As literature. However if panthers Are going to Washington up a highlights of president Nixon a news conference Friday Cambodia the president stood fast on his decision to Send troops into Cambodia saying it would shorten the War reduce casualties and allow him to withdraw another 150,000 american troops from the area in the next year. He said the first . Troops in Cambodia would be pulled Back next week and a fall americans. Including advisers will be out by the end of he emphasized that he believed the decision to move into Cambodia was Correct but if not he alone would accept the blame. Protests Nixon said he and the Antiwar protesters wanted the same thing a to Stop the killing and to shorten the War. He said he believed his policies would do just that. He a d ii his staff could arrange it he would meet with participants in the saturday Antiwar rally on the Ellipse across the Street from the White House. He appealed for understanding of his position just As he said he had tried to understand their a position. Youth he expressed regret that his use of the word a a bums last week was taken to mean All Young dissenters. But for students who engage in violence Burn buildings and intimidate faculty members Nixon said the term was a too he said he hoped the appointment of g. Alexander heard Chancellor of Vanderbilt University to serve As White House Contact with the colleges would open a better lines of so with both students and f faculties. Arms talks Nixon predicted the United states and soviet Union would reach a a a significant agreement at their strategic arms limitation talks in Vienna. He conceded the United states and the russians still were far apart on matters such As Vietnam but that the arms limitation negotiations were different. Middle East Nixon said if the United Arab Republic stepped up its use of soviet pilots for operational missions the United states would have to a re evaluate a its decision to withhold additional Jet fighters from Israel. He said More use of soviet pilots would a shift the balance of Power in the Middle East and the United states is committed to maintaining the balance. Economy he said the second and subsequent quarters of 1970 would see somewhat better economic conditions and predicted a trillion Dollar Gross National product by the end of the year. He said the newly announced 4.8 per cent unemployment rate was a too High but noted it had been As High As 5.7 per cent in 1961-65. Don Gartin chairman of a Buck night reports that most materials new York up a several were delivered to the various eau Hundred helmeted construction cases for the a Buck night neigh i workers aided by other workers Bor to neighbor Calls. Swept Down on an Antiwar rally on Buck night will be tuesday May Wall Street Friday beat dozens of 12th. Young people then invaded City a it takes Money to wage Cam Hall and an adjoining College pain so Donald Gartin said a and Campus. We feel this is the Best Way to reach All people of the Many of the Rural precincts have four Keokuk teachers jailed Keokuk up a four striking teachers All officers of Keokuk education Assn have been jailed for contempt of court As the three Day old teachers strike continued despite a court injunction. The four Are Thomas Coffey president Gene Ylitalo vice president mrs. Billie Peters Secretary and Paul Gaylord treasurer. They were jailed by judge j. R. Leary following contempt hearings Friday and Leary said the teachers would stay in jail until they order an end to the walkout which portent part for the party work began wednesday. Cal Crane new chairman of in addition the judge levied a Ward i reported that 20 of those $250 Fine against the association named As delegates to the coun which represents nearly All of the to convention have signed up to districts 200 teachers. Work for Buck night and most of the rest of the volunteers needed to accomplish this task have been contacted. Or. Frank v. Coles Republican county chairman Points out that this is an Opportunity for All residents to take part in putting an emphasis on a Good government through their support of a Buck night. Demonstrators at least 60 persons were injured. None of the counter demonstrators was arrested. The police said Iowa City Ufi a a fire which fire officials believe was set deliberately destroyed the University of Iowa sold armory temporary Early today. Iowa City fire chief Dean Beebe said preliminary reports indicate that the fire was set deliberately. He said the Blaze apparently started in the Center of the Wood Frame building. The building housed the offices classroom space and records of the schools freshman rhetoric program. However authorities said the records apparently were moved out of the building earlier this week. The building was located across from the University of Iowa Library. A contingent of Iowa National guardsmen had set up Camp just outside the Iowa City limits on the 4-h Fairgrounds. The guard arriving in buses cars and trucks was moved closer to Iowa City to be More effective when called in was at custom f Arm services Plant in Olds. A White 2-ton Dodge truck was stolen and All of the at Azine and some Las e herbicide chemicals were removed. Jim Watson manager of the facility indicated the loss was substantial but had no completed inventory at press time today. The thieves apparently drove the a stolen truck to the c amp j fertilizer Plant one mile North and we.,r of Olds where they stole an estimated 500 to 6c0 pounds of at Azine according to Plant manager Ron Roth. C it j was broken into about three weeks ago and lost some $10,000 in a chemicals at that time. The third business broken into was the Swift farm service Center located just North of the Unkrich feed and Grain company. At Azine was stolen Here also. Manager Harold base had not completed an inventory of the loss. Entrance was gained at All three business by breaking in doors and at custom farm services a 4 foot x 8 foot panel was pried off the North outside Wall studs. Officers of the Henry county sheriff s office Are investigating and the Federal Bureau of investigation has been called in since it appears there Are interstate Commerce violations. At Azine is an agricultural chemical used in the control of weeds in Corn and retails for about $2 25 per Pound. Their Campaign under Way and most their squads at the two scenes were military spokesmen said. Of the helpers have been contacted in the Urban areas for this in swamped because they had not expected Sulci violence. Town can keep census overpayment Des Moines idea a the attorney general a office has held that because of a mix up in Federal census figures the town of Pioneer located in Humboldt co., will not have to rebate any monies received from the state because the Aid was computed on erroneous census figures. In an unusual Case the director of the census Bureau notified state treasurer Maurice Baringer last Unity College entertainment pack delightful Marne packs pm in a a Marne the current big com Only two counties gain in Northeast Iowa Waterloo up a tile office of the census Here completed its work Friday and released some preliminary figures about the 3rd congressional District. Of the 16 counties in the report i Only two Bremer and Black Hawk a were found to have a population increase since 1960. Cedar Falls population increased by 37 per cent and about 8.000 new persons will bring the population to 29,000. Tile District As a whole decreased by 5,700 persons. While Waterloo a population Rase by 1.800, Mason City lost 1,000 persons. Gov. Robert d. Ray had placed two guard units a the $4th m. P battalion and the 1st battalion 185h artillery division on standby Alert Friday afternoon and Iowa adj. Gen. Joseph May ordered the troops to move in shortly before Midnight. About 200 Highway patrolmen were on duty around the City during the night and morning hours to insure that the situation remained under control. Program on new textile products sixth Grade students visit 7-8 building two student representatives of each sixth Grade room in the it. Pleasant Community school District met at the 7-8 Grade building recently to become familiar with the building and to be oriented regarding the current seventh Grade curriculum. The hour spent at the 7-8 building included question and answer sessions with present 7-8 student representatives and administration building Tours a Coke break Etc. The visiting sixth graders returned to their respective buildings with much information to impart to their fellow students relative to entering the seventh Grade next fall. February that Pioneer had a population of 76 people in the 1960 census not the 448 previously certified by the Bureau. Subsequently Baringer asked the attorney general a office if there is a Legal basis for recovery of monies distributed to Pioneer All cities and towns receive a share of the Road use tax and liquor profits. Had the proper population been used from Jan. I 1961, through december 31, 1969, the town of Pioneer would have received $29,306 less in Street construction monies and $7,650 less liquor profits representing an overpayment of $36,956 Over the nine years Iowa solicitor general Richard e. Haesemeyer said it is evident that the payments which have been made since 1961 arose out of a a Mutual mistake of fact stemming from an error by the u. S. Census Bureau which has Only recently been discovered. Eds pm in for the third performance Friday evening in the Iowa Wesleyan auditorium. The crowd overflowed far into the less desirable seats in the wings. Individual performances chorus orchestra a All combined to make this an entertainment that won High Praise from the audience Rural Centerville woman killed Centerville up a a Rural Centerville woman Marvelee Clay j Worth 53, was killed 2,1> Miles South i of Moravia in a two vehicle Loci j Dent Friday evening. She died of injuries Lucille Rea. Extension specialist in textiles and clothing will present an illustration program on a new textile products and their care in the demonstration room of science Hall at Iowa Wesleyan College on thursday May 21, 1 30 to 3 00 p. In. Miss Rea will discuss care of textiles fabric finishes and treatments such As permanent press laundry procedure and consumer complaints. Because of rapidly changing i technology in the clothing care suffered you will want to attend this new forays j into Cambodia Saigon up a an Armada of u. S. And South vietnamese gunboats carrying ground troops knifed 18 Miles into Cambodia on the Mekong River today and Saigon sources said the flotilla had orders to a a destroy communist bases a Long the Frontier. U. S. Infantrymen meanwhile staged another crossing into Cambodia thrusting across the Border 80 Miles Northwest of Saigon. The two new forays brought to eight the number of u. S. And South vietnamese operations under Way in Cambodia and to about 50,-000 the number of Allied troops involved along a 300-mile front. Communiques said the troops were turning up huge arsenals of communist weapons and massive piles of food. Which seemed to like especially Kay when her oar collided with a pickup meeting to get All the latest in Young As Marne and Anna Lee Scott and Becky Mccreary truck driven by Rex Irwin 32, of Centerville. Oldest u. Building at it. Collins Burns fort Collins Colo. Up a fire destroyed the oldest building on the 100-year-old Colorado state University Campus late Friday. Fort Collins fire chief de Yonker said the old main building the original building on the Campus was a total lass. He estimated the loss at a half million dollars based on replacement costs. Memorial Hospital notes dismissed Friday mrs. Charles Droz of new London admitted saturday mrs. Avery Calhoun mrs. Maryett French dismissed saturday mrs. Avery Calhoun David Long Alice Bunker formation. This will be of great interest to the Home sewer As Well As anyone who is concerned with proper care of the clothing. This meeting is sponsored by Iowa state University Extension eight caucuses favor Schwengel Grace Dennis Long time vice chairman of the Jefferson county Republican Central committee and assistant to the county superintendent of schools in Fairfield reported to the Schwengel for Congress committee the result of polls taken in Jefferson county precinct caucuses. Of the eight caucuses reporting seven were unanimous for congressman Fred Schwengel and in service and is open to the Public the other caucus David Stanley re at no charge. Says students feel no one listens to them threaten to Cut off senator Mcclellan a head or kill Richard Nixon they Are going to create fear. And they will have difficulty obtaining a fair hearing from people they have scared half to death. Distributed by King features Syndicate by Harrison Weber Des Moines idea Why Are College students so impatient what accounts for the intensity of their feelings of urgency a that something must be done immediately j. W. Maucker president of the University of Northern Iowa relates that students Tell him that they feel oppressed. He said that nobody in authority really listens to them they resort to protest which grows in intensity until reacting to repression and use of Force by the establishment a it turns into too one of the conditions which brings about this particular kind of behaviour Maucker said is an absence of moral leadership on the part of those people who Are responsible for providing that kind of leadership. A i mean the administrative officers in the Case of universities arid particularly the facilities. The facilities have failed to convey to the students an awareness of a realization that they too Are concerned about the very problems which trouble the students and they too Are seeking too if the faculties were fully capable of performing their proper function said Maucher they would actually provide the solutions. But he added perhaps this is too much to Hope for. A if Only the faculties were to give convincing evidence to the students that they shared the students concern about the Basic problems i believe the students would then cooperate with the faculties seeking solutions in other ways than the rather drastic ways ing conditions in the universities which they now employ a Maucker against which they Are protesting stated. S0 vigorously Are problems which too Are directly the responsibility of the president of Northern Iowa tile administration and the Fracul who announced sometime ago that he is resigning effective june 30 0 o o after 20 years As president also president Maucker said he also took Strong exception to a remark rec0gnizes a Roie for the a depart by vice president Spiro Agnew on mint of Justice in the Case of the a student unrest. Truly criminal. But he added a you could lock up All the a criminal Cei Ved one vote and one member of the caucus abstained from voting. Agnew was quoted As saying that students who resort to violence con left which Maucker claims Are As St it Ute the criminal left that be a a Hen s Teeth a Quot of Long not in a dormitory but in a american campuses and the co Penitentiary. The criminal left is lege protests would go on Una Bat not a problem to be solved by the eds in fact. Maucker believes they department of would by pp1 up Maucker thinks it is a absolutely the a gravest dangers in the Clear that most of the students a new politics according to Mauck who have resorted to violence in the or Are not the confrontations but last few months Are not actually our neglect of underlying problems criminal and that a the underly which triggers the 4 Custer suicide a decked out like his forefathers chief Eagle of the Teton tribe of the Sioux indians says in Sacramento calif., that it was Gen. George Custer a using his own two hands who finally put a Bullet through his Temple at the Little big Horn massacre in 1876. Chief Eagle has a Book a Winter count a coming out you should lenient Der. New design Magazine ready the 1970 edition of design Magazine published by Sigma Tau Delta National English fraternity at Iowa Wesleyan College is off the press and being distributed at the College. Twenty six works by 14 authors appear in the publication the 17th edition of the annual literary Magazine. Authors featured Are Marie Spinozzi Patricia Welch Marjorie g. Stoikovic Tom Owen scan starred Bolden Mildred Bens Miller Esther Webb Howard Nash Judy Jackson. Paulene Aspel Jim Lalumia Sarah Brown and Mark Eibes. Area residents interested in obtaining a copy of design Are asked to Contact the English department at Wesleyan. The publication is $1 per copy. Terse verse by a. C. Gordon tile big increase in life expectancy affords More time to pay in debt Ancy
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