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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - May 21, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Pleasant Price to cents it. Pleasant Iowa thursday evening May 21, 1970payments, services from utilities Are <1 discussed by Counci i under consideration. In 1069 this amounted to s31.431. Since 1960 the total Cash payments to the City from the municipal Utility amounted to $244,928. The City Council wednesday night discussed a recent meeting with the municipal Utility Board of trustees regarding the annual 5 i payment to the City a general fund and the Billing of services to the City. It is estimated by the Board of trustees that the City received approximately $31,000 in Cash and $90,000 in services during 1969 and the trustees feel that the services electricity water Etc should be billed to the City. Credits could be issued to the City for some of the services while others would be paid tile question of the 5 a of Gross Billings paid to the City is also the problem is basically Ore of dollars. The City is within one Mill of the maximum amount that can be assessed to property owners in accordance w Ith Iowa Law s. For example. If the Utility payment of about $31,000 were discontinued it would is necessary Lur the City to add some 4 i Mills to the tax Rolls to replace these dollars. This is not possible under Law. In addition any payments to the utilities by the City for serve s would have to come from tax Revenue. At the same time the Utility Board needs More Revenue to maintain a balanced financial operation. Wages have increased substantially materials arid in particular Coal have risen sharply and otly r it expenses have inert used. No formal action has been taken by the Council and further meetings Are plan if d according to mayor Charles Hanna. Harris is now a member of the Board of directors of kiwanis Board of directors of Henry county Industrial development commission president of the Southeast Iowa Council of the boy scouts of America member of the Board of trustees of the it. Pleasant utilities commission and is on the executive committee of the Board of associates of Iowa Wesleyan College. M a # during his stay in it. Pleasant he has also served As president of kiwanis president of the it. Pleasant chamber of Commerce vice president of the Board of trustees of the United methodist Church of it. Pleasant chairman of the official Board of that Church a member of the Board of directors of the United givers fund District Lay Leader of United methodist Church has headed various Community drives and in 1968 was selected As a Boss of the year a by the local j. . Iris show at legion Hall saturday vial of acid explodes on school bus injures 50 Rexburg Idaho up a a vial of hydrochloric and nitric acid exploded no a school bus wednesday injuring More than 50 students. Police said Quick thinking by Driver Louis steel prevented Many of the children a injuries from being Seri j Gus. When steel heard the explosion behind him he stopped the bus immediately. He opened the emergency doors and evacuated All the students. Sheriff Jeff Butts commented that a luckily there was a canal nearby and the Driver instructed a1 of the children Many of whom were coughing and crying to Wash their faces in the canal a a fifteen of the injured students were hospitalized but the Only one i seriously Hurt was Paul Herslev 14, who sitting next to James i Johnson 15, who had been Given the vial of acid by his biology teacher to conduct a Home Experiment Nixon have pinned his statement about Slaughter and savagery to the year 1954, for this naturally conjured up a picture of brutal communist victors turning on their helpless victims immediately upon conclusion of a War. But the president could be excused on the ground that he Wras using forensic shorthand in his haste to make a parenthetical Point in a speech primarily devoted to military matters. After All he knows As Well As anybody that the communists usually follow a two bite or even a Many bite policy in liquidating their a class the blood is spilled but not necessarily All at once. Or. Wicker says there is a no evidence that the a a atrocity mentioned by Nixon a had As his authority he cites professor George Kahin of Cornell and several books and Magazine articles to prove Quot there was no Bloodbath in North Vietnam in 1954.�?� and of course or. Wicker is literally Correct some 900,000 anti communists including 600,000 catholics fled to sanctuaries in the South to escape the vengeance of to Chi Minh which Means that they avoided a Bloodbath. It was the peasant class rooted to its own acres that stayed on. Ninety eight per cent of the peasants according to figures offered by the French authority Bernard b. Fall owned their own plots in the red River Delta and they weren to deserting their sources of livelihood. As had been the Case with the russian peasants who became victims of the stalinist a second bite liquidation in the soviet manmade famine of the Nineteen thirties the North vietnamese farming class put its head into the collective noose. In other business City attorney Roger Galor was instructed to Contact the bonding attorneys concerning the issuing $150,000 in Bonds for the sewer project at three Sites in it. Pleasant which is expected to Cost $284,000 with government funds taking care of part of the Cost. Paul Burch manager of the Superior Cable Plant w est of town asked the Council about the procedures of connecting onto the City sewer system. He was told that the City is interested in the Plant coming into the City limits and said that a letter of intent should be sent to the Council. The sewer line and lift station would have to be paid for by Superior lurch was told. Drivers unhurt in accidents by columns thrust deep into Cambodia Gerald Ingwerson 29, it. Pleasant reported to the Sheri Al s office that his 19�?o3 Ford went off the Salem Blacktop four Miles North of Salem at 3 15 Arn. Thursday when he went to sleep and rolled Over in a ditch. Ingwerson who was t injured was headed North at the time. The car was totally damaged. At 11 45 Arn. Wednesday a 1964 Mercury driven by Gladys l. Burnham Lockridge and a 1964 Ford driven by Harold e. Machesney it. Pleasant collided at the intersection of old Highway 34 and a gravel Road near the Lenry Jeffer son county line. The Mercury was damaged an estimated $200 and the Ford about $300. The Burnham car was headed West and Mcchesney was going North when the Accident occurred. Mcchesney Wras charged by the Highway patrol with running a Stop sign. Gary see of the local Jaycees introduced Josh Swallow of the Iowa state employment service and he brought Hie Council up to Date on the governor s summer Opportunity program which is being sponsored by the Jaycees Here. The purpose is to employ local youths Between the Ages of 14 and 18 who Are on add. Swallow said that the program has been approved Here and a director has been hired. Twenty three youths have Macle applications for the program he said. The youths salaries will be by state and fed ral funds and from donations from local groups. The Council earlier indicated its support of the Hurt As Shotgun is fired into a tavern fort Dodge up a eight persons were hospitalized in fort Dodge hospitals wednesday night after they were injured when a Shotgun barrel was thrust through a ventilator duct and fired into a crowded tavern. Police arrested Ronald Eugene Abrams 32, of fort Dodge on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder. Abrams is accused of firing the 12-Gaine Shotgun into the dugout tavern of a bout 60 persons hitting 17 to 20 persons with Buck shot. Eight persons were hospitalized two in serious condition. Police said Abrams had an argument with another Man Over a go go dancer and allegedly returned with the Shotgun and thrust the barrel through a ventilator duct in an outside tavern Wall and pulled the trigger. A Light fixture deflected part of the shot but the pattern spread to about 18 feet in Olive said. Abrams was arrested at the rear of the tavern police said As he allegedly attempted to hide the weapon in a parked car. Lusted in serious condition today were Linda Nelson 20, Rock Inland. 111., a go go dancer at the tavern and Carl Woodland 22 Osceola a student at Central Community College in fort Dodge. I. S Nelson was in the intensive care unit at mercy while Weed land was hit by 12 Shotgun pellets in the i Chest. John in. Harris will turn Over the management of Blue Bird Midwest to Bill Bankston in september. William Hayward superintend ant of St wets and Parks told the Council that the filtering system at the swimming Pool has been worked on and the Pool will open As planned on memorial Day. He also said that the South barn at Mcmillan Park needs repairs and the North barn needs a new roof. He was authorized by the Council to take bids on a new Mower and tractor. City May hire a do Catcher the Council discussed the City re cps Atlen pro ram to which the City budgeted $4,000 for and the boys baseball league to which the City is giving $1,000 this March through Georgia Macon. A. Up a some 301 persons mostly negroes continued Neir March through Georgia today and their Leader warned that violence migh be a the Price of get ing their message across. Hose Williams Leader of the March in the absence of the Rev. Ralph Abernathy said he was a sick my tired of hearing a nothing but threats of a a i did no to come Here and these other people d int come Here to get shot a he said a bist if it takes three or four of us getting shot to j Rove a Point then maybe that s the the marchers planned to make it i to Forsyth about 23 Miles North a of Macon on the third leg today of their 110-Nnle trek from Perry to Atlanta to protest alleged repress Sion of dissent. Fairfield hires two meter maids Fairfield a history was made in Fairfield wednesday. Two new meter maids began their duties in the downtown area. It is the first time the City has employed meter maids since the present meters were installed in october 1958. The new maids Are mrs. Carol Hudspeth 21, and mrs. Mike Coop Erous meetings were held in parts of the state to protest rapidly rising property taxes. State sen. Ralph Potter a Marion who was elected chairman suggested the committee hold hearings around the state to find out a what the taxpayer is saying and what is it they want in tax state rep. Elmer Den Herder r Sioux Center who was elected vice chairman said the committee would have to Deal with the amount of state Aid to school districts because a Many taxpayers Are waiting for the legislature to act when it does no to work this Way. They should really be dealing with the local school Board Driver charged after Accident Farmington Benjamin William Gatton 28, of route i Farmington we As charged by the Iowa Highway patrol with failure to yield after stopping at a Stop sign following a two vehicle Accident wednesday at the Junction of Iowa highways 81 and 2 just West of Farmington. The two Young ladies Clad in their Snappy new uniforms began checking cars in the metered area at 9 . Their uniforms include Navy wave hats White blouses and Blue culottes. They replace Raymond Walker who has served As meter officer for the past several years. He will take Over the duties As a regular police officer. Terse verse by a. C. Gordon it is better to be silent and be thought a lout. Than to talk it up with vigor and remove All doubt. The Accident happened at 5 45 in. said Gatton was heat Bill Bankston
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